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Scott Walker – Nite Flights Lyrics 1 year ago
The poetic, nearly surreal descriptions of evil men with their human quarry all alone up in the air, with no escape, and taking glee in their work is so haunting and effective. "The raw meat fist you choke"...."glass traps open and close"...far more frightening and suggestive of the kind of horror inflicted than more straightforward descriptions. Incredible song.

The Walker Brothers – Shutout Lyrics 1 year ago
I believe he's saying "freeze off this ratmosphere"; a very colorful play on words that conjures the dank and horrifying environment in which this narrative takes place.

I love the surrealistic yet very expressive ways he toys with language. "Something attacked the earth last night with a "kick that man-habit" eye". The whole song paints such a vivid and unsettling picture although remaining obscured, although it seems to hold an underlying theme of sexual torture:

"How will we know The great doll" : "all the ways we will violate (know in the carnal sense) this dehumanized body "the great doll".

There were faces
Bobbing in the heat
For some rising
From her zone
Moving, hitting,
Holding on

seems to allude to sexual torture which is in keeping with the theme of the rest of Scott's four songs on this album.

David Bowie – Sound and Vision Lyrics 2 years ago
Just sharing an interesting somewhat tangential quote:

"There is something frightening about the universe when we consider that only our senses of sound and sight make it beautiful. Just think, the universe is darker than the darkest ink; colder than the coldest ice and more silent than a silent tomb with all the bodies rushing through it at terrific speeds. What an awe-inspiring picture, isn’t it? Yet it is our brain that gives merely a physical impression. Sight and sound are the only avenues through which we can perceive it all. Often I have wondered if there is a third sense which we have failed to discover. I’m afraid not."

--Nikola Tesla. “Tesla Sees Evidence Radio And Light Are Sound. An Inventor’s Seasoned Ideas. Nikola Tesla, Pointing to ‘Grevious Errors’ of the Past, Explains Radio as He Sees It at Age.” By Orrin E. Dunlap, Jr. New York Times. April 8, 1934, Sec. X, P. 9, c. 1.

Earth, Wind & Fire – Serpentine Fire Lyrics 2 years ago
Serpentine Fire refers to Kundalini (sexual energy) talked about in many retarded pagan/occult philosophies. It's bullshit. The song itself is fantastic, but Maurice is a fucking moron and a degenerate, spiritually.

Frank Zappa – The Duke Of Prunes Lyrics 2 years ago
Frank was obviously quite cynical on the notion of "romantic love", c.f. Broken Hearts are for Assholes, I Ain't Got No Heart, etc.. This song to me is a hilarious parody of seduction and romance and "the Magic Go-Kart" is a brilliant metaphor for the nonsensical state of mind we inhabit when oxytocin is flooding our synapses.

Lou Reed – Satellite Of Love Lyrics 2 years ago
Bowie's backing vocals at the outro of this song are absolutely sublime.

Lou Reed – Make Up Lyrics 2 years ago
@[missastro:21387] Absolutely, it's an ode to a crossdresser/transgender/transvestite. The title of the album is a reference to this proclivity as well, IMO. Lou made no secrets of the fact that he had transexual lovers.

Lou Reed – I'm So Free Lyrics 2 years ago
Could've sworn the lyrics were:

Do you remember the shape I was in
I had horns and fins

Stevie Wonder – He's Misstra Know-It-All Lyrics 2 years ago
@[peter11010:21355] I almost heard the same thing as you, but I think you need to listen again on good headphones. The lines you reference are saying

@[3:21356]:50 - Don't you know darn well has got the super plan (you mistake "darn well" for "John Lennon"

@[4:21357]:02 - You know darn well's got the super plan (again, "darn well's" for "John Lennon"

The Posies – Coming Right Along Lyrics 2 years ago
I don't have much in the way of detailed exegesis of this haunting song other than to say it speaks directly the experience of severe depression.

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