"Blasting Fonda" as written by and Jeffrey Scott Tweedy....
I watch the clock, a lot
To see where I'm at, in the plot
Its like a movie starring me
Its all so moving to me

And I don't wanna leave
This walking dream
Its up to you
To get me home
I won't go in alone

[chorus]
In days of olden
Silence was golden
I dreamed of you
Hair on my pillow
Like a weeping willow
Cool breeze blows through

There will be no failure
I won't be the last
Premadonna stuck in a trailer
Blasting for the news

[Chorus]


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"Blasting Fonda" as written by Jeffrey Scott Tweedy Jeff Tweedy

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    General CommentThe last line is definitely "blasting fonda on the news" -- a Vietnam "Hanoi Jane" reference -- someone shouting pointlessly at the world.
    sternjon April 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe previous poster's right about the last line, and the second-to-last line, it should be spelled "prima donna," as in the sense of someone with an overblown sense of entitlement.

    This is a great example of Tweedy's open-ended lyrics. The verses include words that suggest at least two Jane Fonda movie titles (Coming Home and On Golden Pond). The song winds up with the narrator "blasting Fonda on the news" -- a phrase that could mean turning up the TV to amplify her message, or railing at what she's saying on the screen. Which is it? Who knows, but both senses ring true -- and whichever way you read it, the act fuels the narrator's self-loathing (as a "prima donna stuck in a trailer").

    Two opposite meanings that both provide true, detailed, bleak portraits. Amazing.
    jimakinon October 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always thought the line was "this waking dream", unless "this walking dream" is a play on that expression.
    iattbyhon February 13, 2010   Link

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