"Ideas for Walls" as written by and Ivan....
So many things in my head, I've always had them before
No reason to be upset, they're just ideas for walls
Now I'm standing inside, outside, which is the right side
I'm standing, demanding that the nightlife be called the right life

Like putting paint on my feet and walking sideways in rows
My walls could be so complete, complete with patterns of toes
Now I'm standing inside, outside, which is the right side
I'm standing the left side, right side, which is the right side
Now-ideas
Ideas for walls
Ideas for walls
Ideas for walls

A little m for the mirror, a double you for the wall
To make things perfectly clear, a great big H in the hall

Now I'm standing inside, outside, which is the right side
I'm standing, demanding that the nightlife be called the right life

Is everybody confused? (no) I'm making no sense at all
You want a room with a view you need ideas for walls
Now I'm standing inside, outside, which is the right side
I'm standing inside, outside, outside, right side
Inside, outside, which is the right side
Now, ideas
Ideas for walls
Ideas for walls
Ideas for walls
Ideas
They're just ideas for walls
Ideas for walls
Ideas for walls
Ideas for walls
Ideas for walls


Lyrics submitted by Major Valor, edited by starwhisp

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    My InterpretationThe age-old concept of the memory palace began as a mnemonic technique in ancient Greece, in which one memorizes lists of names or concepts by imagining them being placed in rooms of a building, or on walls of a room. I like the way this concept is presented here, in conjunction with another mnemonic, the objects standing for letters standing for words. The MWH mnemonic is very clever, with the mirror making a "double you" - see what he did there? The night life bit may refer to entering the memory palace while dreaming, which is a method of introducing free association and stimulating creativity.
    improbableon July 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the frenetic pace of this song.
    I like this song as a companion (of sorts) to "Life And How To Live It" by REM. You can also enjoy this along with Katrina & The Waves' "Maniac House", Jane Wiedlins' "Somebody's Gonna Get Into This House", and The Calls' "The Walls Came Down".
    Major Valoron September 07, 2006   Link

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