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St. Vincent – Paris Is Burning Lyrics 13 years ago
Personally, I see the "war" as a metaphorical war. The "poison in the ear" bit does seem like a reference to Hamlet to me, so I thought, perhaps, a close relationship that has gone wrong? Friends or lovers fighting with each other until they basically just end the friendship. Hence the "war" is "over".

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The Mountain Goats – Lovecraft in Brooklyn Lyrics 13 years ago
I'm just wondering... does anyone know what "copenation" is? I can't seem to find anything on the internet to help. Is it just a really obvious spelling mistake that I should have picked up?

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The Mountain Goats – Heretic Pride Lyrics 13 years ago
I'm pretty sure this is song about exactly what the title says: heretic pride. A heretic is getting killed, presumably by getting burnt at the stake. Yet, they're proud because this is what they believe in.

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Pretty Girls Make Graves – This Is Our Emergency Lyrics 13 years ago
I sort of agree with mrs_chainsaw, but I see this song more as an "anarchist's anthem", if you will. The way I see it, it's a rejection of the fickle society in which we live. Take:

"Baby you don't have to be
A picture in a magazine"

It's basically sharing the knowledge that we aren't all perfect, that we don't have to be perfect, and that we can reject the media if we want.

The repetition of the line: "Keep on doing your thing you do now," seems to suggest that there are many different ways we can "express" ourselves; different ways in which we can "fight" the degradation of our society. They just do it by writing music.

It's also about inspiration and how:

"The tiny spark that you create
It can inspire and duplicate
And soon it spreads from state
To state from Williamsburg to Silverlake"

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