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Morcheeba – Blood Like Lemonade Lyrics 11 years ago
Pretty sure it's "He lived for his wife" and "law and order" - good otherwise!

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Easton Corbin – A Little More Country Than That Lyrics 11 years ago
Apparently I'm considerably less country than that, but I think I'd go for the well-zoned brick house.

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Clues – Perfect Fit Lyrics 12 years ago
Note: I transcribed this all by ear, and I'm pretty sure there are at least a few mistakes, so if you have any corrections, please let me know! For a while I kept hearing "unknown treasure in the wallaby," but I was sure at least that wasn't right.

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Regina Spektor – Blue Lips Lyrics 12 years ago
The beauty of this song is that it can be interpreted as almost anything, and I could be way off, but I see this as sort of about the cultural evolution of humanity.

You start off with different cultures developing across the planet, each one asking questions about existence, and developing creation myths:
"The pictures in his mind arose,
And began to breathe.
And all the gods and all the worlds
Began colliding on a
Backdrop of
Blue."

The next verse could reference the seventh day of rest in the Old Testament creation story, or, from a human perspective, more of the Rip Van Winkle story - how gradual changes in the world can appear so fast if you remove yourself from them, and come back to find everything changed.

"He took a step, but then felt tired.
He said, "I'll rest a little while."
But when he tried to walk again,
He wasn't a child.
And all the people hurried fast,
Real fast,
And no one ever smiled."

Then there's the dual metaphor - the tree of knowledge is from the Garden of Eden, of course, but the picket fences line can also refer to the growth of societies, rather than nomadic tribes, and the very different approach to faith that entails. Now, we're closer to the present. Warring nation-states finally make peace and turn into modern nations, and we see the start of the Industrial Revolution.

"They started out beneath the knowledge tree.
Then they chopped it down to make white picket fences,
And, marching along the railroad tracks,
They smile real wide for the camera lenses.
They made it past the enemy lines
Just to become enslaved in the assembly lines."

And throughout everything, from the beginning to the present, there's life (blue veins), death (blue lips), and the knowledge of the smallness and beauty of humanity in comparison to the universe as a whole (blue, the color of our planet from far far away). (The last one can refer to the space race, as well).

Like I said, just one interpretation, but I was surprised to see how well it fit.

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