"Without You My Life Would Be Boring" as written by Karin Elizabeth Dreijer Andersson and Olof Bjorn Dreijer....
A handful of elf pee
That's my soul
Spray it all over
Fill the bowl

Legs astride
An axe to grind
Generous actions with the speed of light

Without you my life would be boring

Under the iceberg
There's a tomb
Working the way up
Picking a hole in the cocoon

A bucket of tiger pee
Come with me
Bottoms up
Reaching a dream

Without you my life would be boring

What if we can't make it but we say that we can
Shaking the habitual
Relate it to time
We're laughing at the future and we cry 'bout the past
I'm holding on forever but how long will forever last

Without you my life would be boring

The piss is territorial

What if we can't make it but we say that we can
Shaking the habitual
Relate it to time
We're laughing at the future and we cry 'bout the past
I'm holding on forever but how long will forever last

Without you my life would be boring


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"Without You My Life Would Be Boring" as written by Olof Bjorn Dreijer Karin Elizabeth Dreijer Andersson

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    General CommentThis song is talking about identity: without it, life would be boring. Without territorial dispute, and our seeming 'necessity' to draw and define boundaries so as to properly categorize reality, our selves, and the 'IDentities' that surround us, we couldn't tell narratives which captivate our imaginations and allow us...

    to create new identities and to change. That's what the second part of the song is about. 'What if we can't make it but we say that we can' means, well, what if we can't change ourselves, but we try to anyways? 'We're laughing about the future and we cry 'bout the past' would suggest that change is necessary for our health. We feel traumatized by past events, but we commit to feeling detached and in good humour about what is to come.

    This album is about Shaking the Habitual, as it is titled. The Knife has felt in a sense pigeonholed by their music, cast in a category, and they felt it necessary to challenge people's perspectives, but more importantly, to challenge their own. Though many people abandoned them in this newest iteration because it clearly is not a very accessible set of songs, I can say that without bands like the Knife driving the conversation forward and helping to produce music that challenges convention in all its facets, we wouldn't get to where music is today.
    clarkthe2ndon April 11, 2014   Link

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