[The Twilight Zone]

[Doctor:] "But you're not being rational, Miss Tyler.
Now you know you can't expect to live any kind of a life among, normal people..."

[Miss Tyler:] "I could try... I.. I could wear a mask for this bandage..
or... I wouldn't bother anybody
I'd just go my own way... I'd get a job, any job! Who are you people anyway?!
What is this state?! Who makes all these rules and traditions and statutes that
people who are different have to stay away from people who are normal?
The state isn't God, doctor."

[Doctor:] "Miss Tyler, please.. please..."

[Miss Tyler:] "THE STATE IS NOT GOD!"


I don't bathe in the flesh like the American way...
But I've savored the breathe of American ladies...
Another bee in the petals of a flower choked in the weeds...
Your mother lied when she said she knows of real beauty.. ohhhh

[Doctor:] What is it that makes no difference between beauty and something.. with talent..?

If you swallow the bait
with a bottle of wine
you can live like a queen
in the open wound of a pretty smile...

Well I ate for hours and hours and hours and I'm still hungry..
I Filled the body with gasoline and let you ignite me.. ohh
I'd only wish I had a match for every baby girl on Earth.
To save them from drowning in their mother's milk after birth..

[Miss Tyler:] "You mean imprisoned, don't you doctor!
You're talking about a ghetto aren't you.
A ghetto designed for freaks!"

You don't sleep in your skin 'cause it makes you feel cheap..
So you hang it next to your bed and hope your bones will still keep.. ohh
yeah!

If you swallow the bait
With a bottle of wine


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Southern Comfort song meanings
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    General CommentI found the twilight zone episode this is taken from and the line the doctor says is

    "What is the dimensional difference between beauty and something repellent?"

    The episode is actually pretty interesting if you want to see it:
    youtube.com/…

    I think they rerecorded the lines because the original voices are much different then the ones used in the track.
    staybrutal28on April 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is song is great, haven't decided on the meaning yet. The recording fits the song well though.
    staybrutal28on April 10, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think it's: "[Doctor:] What is the dimensional difference between beauty and something.. with talent..?"

    I can't come up with a solid meaning though... but the twilight zone thing is awesome.
    ludoloveon April 10, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningSeems to be about being uncomfortable with yourself...Southern Comfort?...idk accepting people the way they are, not by appearance.
    xxxMONGRELxxxon April 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is about how fake and shallow some women can become when it comes to appearence, and they totally disregard trying to become anything of themselves, just a trophy to be marvaled at.

    "If you swallow the bait
    with a bottle of wine
    you can live like a queen
    in the open wound of a pretty smile.."

    This is saying how women would want to be glamorous, forget about morals and what really matters, and just follow whatever the magazines tell them is beautiful. They'll become someone else just to be accepted by society. A smile is referred to as a wound, 'cause in the end you're not going to be truly happy.

    parasiticlieson April 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSouthern Comfort is a brand of liquor, Mongrel.
    AllChokedUpon April 16, 2010   Link
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    General Commentyeah i know, i meant that I didn't how it would fit into the song's meaning exactly
    xxxMONGRELxxxon April 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI agree with parasiticlies...the twilight zone recording is following the song perfectly as well

    [Miss Tyler:] "I could try... I.. I could wear a mask for this bandage..
    or... I wouldn't bother anybody

    "You don't sleep in your skin 'cause it makes you feel cheap.."

    she is trying to find ways to cover herself up so that she would be acceptable in society,which is often taken to extremes in our culture, where women tend to go to no end to be that "queen"
    rintintinon June 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I think they did re-record the voices from The Twilight Zone, 'cause I looked up the re-make of the episode too and the voices were a little closer but still different.
    xxxMONGRELxxxon September 04, 2010   Link

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