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Jeff Buckley – The Sky Is A Landfill Lyrics 10 months ago
@[draven66:29839] Very interesting comment. I think you pretty much pointed out what this song is about or at least Jeff's views attached to it. And I agree that this is already pretty special on its own... Actually, I even find it hard to imagine how he could have perfected it with that "final gloss".
Chears !

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Flux of Pink Indians – Tube Disasters Lyrics 3 years ago
@[GRJYIRIYIFH:16612] Thanks. I'd never heard about the Moorgate tube crash before. It all makes sense now.

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Pearl Jam – Smile Lyrics 3 years ago
@[Nasus:16611] Might be wrong, but maybe you were thinking of the Beatles' "Being for the benefit of Mr. Kite" which was indeed written from a 19th century circus poster John Lennon found in an antique shop.

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MGMT – Time to Pretend Lyrics 3 years ago
@[AluminumAnemone:14474] I agree with you. This song is very tongue-in-cheek.
Actually, I find it disturbingly cynical... The first impression I got from this song was a very happy and uplifting one. That's what the music conveys.
But when you really pay attention to the lyrics... It's a sad statement. Definitely not the kind of song to be taken too lightly.

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Flux of Pink Indians – Tube Disasters Lyrics 4 years ago
@[foaLtaeM:8364] To put it in more general terms... Founding something (a family, a group etc.) with the absence of true love is bound to and up as a disaster.

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Flux of Pink Indians – Tube Disasters Lyrics 4 years ago
If you restric the meaning of this song to train wrecks... The line "I wanna mary a tube disaster" doesn't make much sense. What does marriage have to do with train disasters ? Nothing.
BUT, if you think the singer compares a failed marriage to a tube disaster... Then it all makes sense.
I think this song song is really about the people who get married and form a family but WITHOUT mesuring the consequences and the responsability for this choice...

I think the line "It's so much easier than the pills you can take" refers to emergency contraception pills.
"But no bloody driver's gone and made a mistake, that's yet" is about not taking responsability for the upbringing of your kids and letting society take car of it.
"Is it me that needs a home?"... Here, the use of the word "home" makes it quite clear that this song is a reference to family (notice the word chosen is "home" and not "house"... Key difference !). And this question seems to be asked by the father who, once the disaster as happened and it's too late, finally wonders if he had kids in order to give life, take care and educate, or if he did it for HIM ? In other words : is he the child that needs to be taken care of ?

The line "I want another one like the last one" refers to having more and more children... Almost like if a family ressembles a factory, where a child is not considered as an individual but just as "another one like the last one".

I think the singer specifically chose "tube disaster" and not "airplane crash" or "train wreck" because when you're inside the tube you don't see the world around you. Suggesting that the same thing happens when parents put all their attention on raising a family... Of course this is an exaggerated perception of things but, after all this is a punk song and punk isn't really about diplomacy and precaution, is it ?

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Agent Orange – The Last Goodbye Lyrics 4 years ago
@[foaLtaeM:8203] My bad... I meant "HOW stardom ends up ruining your freedom" not "who..."

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Agent Orange – The Last Goodbye Lyrics 4 years ago
At first, I thought this song was political and simply anti-authoritarian because of this verse :
"You will do anything they say
They will have power over you
You will not question their authority
You know what they can do"

But then, if you pay attention to the whole song, I think it has more to do with stardom and being signed on a major label. Especially when you look at the very last verse :
"I bet you never did expect
To have a big important name
They all will have exquisite taste
But everyone will look the same
You will be quickly photographed
You will be shot from every side
They'll teach you what you need to learn
Then they will take you for a ride "

What they are describing here is who stardom ends up ruining your freedom. Although there is a double meaning to the sentence "you will be shot from every side", I believe the first meaning is that of a photo shot, not a gun shot.

With this interpretation in mind, the rest of the song is pretty self-explanatory and makes sense.

"The last goodbye" would then refer to leaving and signing to an underground label.

But it could be in any kind of job where stardom is possible really... And that includes modeling agency. So TdyYrLove's interpretation could be possible too.

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Megadeth – Rust In Peace... Polaris Lyrics 4 years ago
@[mattxq86:7213] 100% acurate comment !

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M83 – Dark Moves of Love Lyrics 4 years ago
@[Jezeah:6461] I can't help hearing "I'm fucking tired of my credit card" whenever I hear this song.

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Tim Buckley – I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain Lyrics 4 years ago
Lilynymph, thanks a lot for your comment. I couldn't help noticing the strange correlations with Jeff's death in the lines you chose to mention :
"I flow with the river", "And I will drown forever where so many have gone", "I'm drowning back to you", "Let the water take my skin"...
Did you do it on purpose ?

Because it's really scary how these words seem to predestine Jeff for what was to come...

May they be forever remembered and loved.

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The Doors – Universal Mind Lyrics 7 years ago
queenofthehighway6 (Sorry you have to read this comment twice but I'm used to the YouTube presentation when everyone can read the reply), I was thinking the same as you but... There's something wrong with this "I'm the freedom man, that's how lucky I am". First of all, when you here it sung, with the melancholy tones in the music, it really doesn't sound as positive as when you just read it, and there's a reason for that... The character doesn't sound happy about being the "freedom man", and to me, there's a good deal of sarcasm and bitterness in his "that's how lucky I am". It's almost as if he lost himself by "freeing" other people. As a matter of fact, "I'm the freedom man" doesn't mean the same thing as "I'm free". And also, the positive aspect of being "the freedom man" and feeling really lucky about it wouldn't fit with what he says before : "now I'm so alone, just looking for a home in every place I see". I agree with what you say about music coming along and changing everything but it doesn't come across as something positive in the context of this song. And if you relate the character in this song to Jim Morrison, then I think it has more to do with the loneliness and pressure that he dealt with, having to mesure to people's expectations and this image of some sort of "guide who sets people free".

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The Doors – Universal Mind Lyrics 7 years ago
queenofthehighway6, I was thinking the same as you but... There's something wrong with this "I'm the freedom man, that's how lucky I am". First of all, when you here it sung, with the melancholy tones in the music, it really doesn't sound as positive as when you just read it, and there's a reason for that... The character doesn't sound happy about being the "freedom man", and to me, there's a good deal of sarcasm and bitterness in his "that's how lucky I am". It's almost as if he lost himself by "freeing" other people. As a matter of fact, "I'm the freedom man" doesn't mean the same thing as "I'm free". And also, the positive aspect of being "the freedom man" and feeling really lucky about it wouldn't fit with what he says before : "now I'm so alone, just looking for a home in every place I see". I agree with what you say about music coming along and changing everything but it doesn't come across as something positive in the context of this song. And if you relate the character in this song to Jim Morrison, then I think it has more to do with the loneliness and pressure that he dealt with, having to mesure to people's expectations and this image of some sort of "guide who sets people free".

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Guns N' Roses – One In A Million Lyrics 7 years ago
"It isn't really racist and Axl doesn't hate "niggers" " => Ok. That's your point.

But the rest of your comment just proves the exact opposite of what your claiming and makes the meaning of this song even more racist.

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Counting Crows – Omaha Lyrics 7 years ago
Thanks. I think you said pretty much everything that needs to be said about this song.

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Therapy? – Stop It You're Killing Me Lyrics 7 years ago
I had never thought it dealt with a specific context or specific country, but what skroo says makes sense.
I've always heard this song as a universal expression of... Being screwed by authority and governements and feeling helpless.

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Therapy? – Stop It You're Killing Me Lyrics 7 years ago
I'm not very good with abbreviations... Can someone explain what a "head O.D." is ?

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