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Nirvana – Talk to Me Lyrics 10 years ago
I would guess that it has layered meaning like most things people say or write. The covert being writing the song for Iggy Pop. But nearly all humans take an interest in others somewhat through the filter of their own attempts relate to themselves too, though it may not be the conscious intention. Everything is seen this way when we are very young children and we are able to see others as separate beings as we mature, but that inner tendency to see ourselves in the reflections of others remains on some level.

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Judas Priest – Worth Fighting For Lyrics 10 years ago
Why? It does not name who the lover is, male or female. So it does not bring up the issue of homosexuality, the only reason anyone would make that connection is because they know Rob Halford is gay. Since the song doesn't bring gender or sexual acts into the lyrics, it is purely a love song. Love is love, be it gay or straight.

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Nirvana – Endless, Nameless Lyrics 10 years ago
I definately would not argue against the likelihood that this song's lyrics came out of an unplanned, stream of consciousness "rambling". However, I would not void the lyrics of meaning for that reason. Actually, that is an highly effective method to get to the heart of some matter or to get a reading on what's going on inside someone (including, especially,the unconscious level). This is why in English 101 students are asked to do all those "free writes" prior to "real writing".

If one views the lyrics in that light, they become extremely meaningful and personal (to the author), IMHO. Expressions of the deepest pain, hopelessness to the point of feeling death is not only on the horizon, it may have already occured,and the calling for "mother" that is universal to everyone who is feeling at their "end"..i.e. the classic common knowledge that nearly all soldiers call for "mama" when they are dying of a mortal wound on the battlefield.

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Velvet Revolver – Dirty Little Thing Lyrics 10 years ago
I was kind of hoping there was more to it than Paris Hilton. If it wasn't about anyone but about a situation that happens in general, I think I would have been satisfied that it was meaniful. I just can't bring myself to care much about Paris Hilton, cold and mean as that sounds. Sorry, I'm not usually a mean person.

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Velvet Revolver – Dirty Little Thing Lyrics 10 years ago
wow

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Queens of the Stone Age – Little Sister Lyrics 10 years ago
Guys say "Little sister" in many contexts, not just age. There's "Let me tell you how this or that really works little sister", there's "There is never a good reason to do this or that (unsafely), little sister", there's "Keep on doing what you're doing and this will happen, little sister" and "Don't BS me, tell me whats really going on, little sister" All of these things have been said to me by male friends who were chronologically younger, its a figure of speech. Somewhere between irritation, affection and protectiveness. My younger biological brother uses the term in reference to my physical stature.

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The Offspring – Gone Away Lyrics 10 years ago
It finally happened. I had a boyfriend, Markus, for 4 years and he broke up with me a couple of years ago. I had really loved him but had seen it going south for about 5 months, when he'd been injured at work and started on painkillers (he was a recovering addict when we met)We'd always said the relationship would end in the case of committed relapse. He went on to heroin, according to his brother, Steve,whom I called to ask Markus to not call me whenever Markus tried to call me because the pain was too much. Everyone told me he'd done me a "mercy" because he ended our relationship at the exact time the addiction just BLEW up and he started doing horrible things. I'd always gotten along with Steve, who had always tried to stay in touch and be friends with me. But the pain was too fresh at for a while, he reminded me of Markus. I realized I was ready and called him last night. And he gave me the news. Markus died of an overdose in June. I met him when was clean and he was the happiest most alive and generous soul you could know clean. And I got him for that one time period in his adult life. Steve said when the family looked for a photo to use for the memorial, the only happy ones were with me so they used one with me but photoshop'ed me out (since I'm the woman who sicked Steve on Markus to tell him not to call me...would have been awkward). I was looking for the right song and most bereivement songs are all soft and sweet and oh I miss you but we'll meet again. This one is how I feel. I screamed and screamed last night. I couldn't be with him on those drugs but I always stupidly assumed he'd get clean again and make another life with another nice woman (Steve said I was the only girlfriend who wasn't a drugged out trainwreck). I cannot understand that the healthy strong body I knew every inch of is underground and dead. NOOOOOO!!!
I still and always have loved the real Markus, it was the drugs that were awful. Does he know that? Steve is taking me to the grave to tomorrow and I will be "putting flowers on [his]grave to show that I still care" This song says it perfecly, you do scream its not pretty sad tears, you scream and "reach to the sky and call out [the person's] name". Oh my baby, I hope someone is holding you and caring for you over there like I would if I could here. I do still love you Markus. Peaceful rest, my love. Always.

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John Frusciante – Central Lyrics 10 years ago
Sorry..this is long. I wonder if John have any affinity for the beliefs/practice of Reiki. A very good friend of mine (she's Japanese but lives here now) has studied under some of the best Reiki masters in Japan. She's anawesome person and when she first moved here she felt a strong connection to me and asked my aunt if I'd be up for getting to know her better. I was going through some awful stuffs and was doggedly persuing the recluse path(still am but life goes on) After we really met one on one, she called her Reiki master and somehow THEY were able to discuss ME on so many levels (especially karmic) I thought she was just nuts but now I don't because I see things she says are true I just didn't want to own those parts of myself. She asked me if I really wanted to shut it all down and I thought about it carefully and said, "no" because trying to do that for 20 years locked up my artistic abilities and literally almost killed me, or at least my soul. Anyway, taking the long road to the point here..John's talk about spirits, how time works (or really doesn't it's not real it's our created perception) the other dimension he speaks of and how creativity effects that place and so on..sounds EXACTLY like my friend does. Reiki isn't an end all "religion" so you can be other things, it is mostly a belief about how energy works and spirits are energy as is everything. It doesn't "go away" or is "added" it just transforms.Ahhhh...I can't explain it all here, it's so simple yet so hard to explain. But one day it hit me out of nowhere, "John sounds like Yuko!" Knowing her has given me the gift of NOT fearing for my sanity when I have out of body experiences or "feel things" about other people, or things that happened in buildings (energy's "off") or things about to happen. Reiki just accepts that stuff without big ceremony. Anyway this song, and others on the album remind me of what my friend speaks of. Has anyone else considered John and Reiki? Just curious.

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John Frusciante – Central Lyrics 10 years ago
No you're NOT crazy for feeling like this. I felt "pure fear" too and still do when that part starts. It is the emptiness, nothing is scarier to me than a sense of true spiritual aloneness, has only happened 4 times in my life. Terrifying. I never thought lessening of the fear level being due to the instrumental changes (I have NO musical background, all my creativity is "spent" in the dimension of colors and shapes..I'm a painter..lol..this is off point but I used to feel so left out when John talked about that dimension of vibrations, cause all I see, even when my eyes are closed in a dark room for an hour are colors..but someone pointed out to me that colors ARE vibrations of light..and I've heard John mention colors and shapes in that dimension too so now I'm cool with it..okay back to the point)..I felt the fear lessening with the vocal emphasis going from being a man on a cross to "you gotta FEEL your lines". FEEL is opposite of emptiness. So I think you're very perceptive for this for what that's worth.

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Stone Temple Pilots – Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart Lyrics 10 years ago
If the writer says it's about a bad trip I accept that. I nearly regurgitated a similar experience in my youth (since that was a million years ago it doesn't feel like I would be engaging in self disclosure...lol..but it's still TMI) but what you are saying is exactly correct. The heart beating feels like it's going to explode but in my case I had the weird urge to just slide down into unconsciousness at the same time (my friends wouldn't let me and I was "on watch" due to them figuring out the amt and types of drugs I consumed at what times)Being afraid of being alone but being terrified of others (who were messing with me due to the "watch" thing) Really believing that if one doesn't remember to breath, they will not breath again. And no it won't stop and each minute is a lifetime. I was stupid and 15, that's my excuse. So, if that's the origin of the lyrics it does make sense.

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Tori Amos – Bells For Her Lyrics 10 years ago
I agree. I thinks its more than growing apart, its the helplessness of watching someone turn into a living ghost ("You have her eyes and her face but you are not her", everyone said I was like a "zombie") and as the ultimate bad thing approaches. "Sand under his shoe"...Her friend has lost her own will to a controlling destructive person. This happened to me during a unfortunate time in my life and my friends and family said exactly the same things, including the (now)chilling "can't stop what's coming..."(if I didn't awaken from my stupor and realize the reality of the danger) Even people I didn't know and cared nothing for me said it, like the police (several of them in several states). Now I cannot forgive myself for putting my loved ones through that.

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