"Jigsaw" as written by Richard Lofthouse Butler and Richard P. Fortus....
i've got to get this crossword done
of everything you've said
all the one way conversations
words that i forget
and it would be so easy to see
if i could be there now
i've got to write this postcard
from the place i'm standing in
but there's no signs anywhere
i can't find anything
it would be so easy to see
if i could be there now
right now right now right now
i've got to paint a picture
paint a picture of your face
but it could be anyone
and who cares anyway
it would be so easy to see
if i could be there now
right now right now right now
there's no disturbance
not a noise moves anything
five hundred voices
and i can't hear anyone
faces i can't recall
with names that i can't forget
there's no hands turning
to tell me the time right now
right now right now right now



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"Jigsaw" as written by Richard P. Fortus Richard Lofthouse Butler

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    General CommentI think it's mostly about reification and conceptualization (not sure what those words mean, but one of them might be right) and the confusion they cause. A lot of the song is describing someone trying to represent things in abstract ways through language, signs, art, names, clock time, etc. and he's having some difficulty because it seems kind of senseless and pointless. He says, "It would be so easy to see if I could be there now, right now" because if experience was direct and there wasn't as much separation everything would be a lot clearer and more straightforward. Am I wrong? Probably.
    thebodiesobtainedon April 30, 2008   Link

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