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George Harrison – All Things Must Pass Lyrics 2 years ago
It's very possible that, as written, this song wasn't about the breakup of the Beatles, as he had demoed it for the band during The White Album sessions and it for whatever reason didn't make the cut. Perhaps, since TWA was definitely twilight for The Beatles, it might have been a double entendre that included a reference to their demise, but it's completely plausible that it was simply a song about the ephemeral nature of things by a songwriter at the peak of his spiritual awakening.

It's also possible that once the band did break up, this song he'd written about all things coming to an end took on new meaning, especially since it had been rejected by his old band. As much as I'd have enjoyed it being a part of TWA, maybe it worked out best for Harrison, and the song, that it wasn't.

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R.E.M. – Sitting Still Lyrics 2 years ago
@[mlganser3:17433] Love the thoroughness! Thanks, man. Best interpretation yet.

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Cheap Trick – Surrender Lyrics 6 years ago
thanks for screaming the wrong answer.

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Cheap Trick – Surrender Lyrics 6 years ago
overall, a pretty nice interpretation, though some new information from user GuitarGuy057 does make at least part of your theory obsolete:

The lyrics about the mother being in the WAC's is a reference to the Women's Army Corps, which was active during World War II. And if you're wondering why those lyrics, "Now I had heard the WACs recruited old maids for the war," don't make much sense, it's because they weren't written that way. The original lyrics were deemed too racy: "Now I had heard the WACs were either old maids, dykes or whores."

After hearing this, the line makes a lot more sense.

Great rock song.

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Cheap Trick – Surrender Lyrics 6 years ago
i really like your inside scoop on this song, though i'm not sure other people are stupid assholes just for giving their opinions. personally, i enjoy hearing people's weird interpretations, as long as that state them as such. your shite, on the other hand, is the real deal.

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