Like Christmas.
Like a birthday.
Like a Christmas
Day birth.

Everybody knows
Delicate
Sin is implicit
In any fine
Sense of aesthetics.


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    General Comment

    this song is so amazing. now if only i could take out that annoying ringing througout, it would be perfect.

    JackWhiteon October 12, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    this song is so amazing. now if only i could take out that annoying ringing througout, it would be perfect.

    JackWhiteon October 12, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    it's like the ringing of an obnoxious telephone, but i like it anyway, i mean, the song might even be somewhat boring without it. actually, no. this song could never be boring.

    acityofwebson October 15, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    I love the annoying ringing. Great song. The lyrics..........really? I cannot understand much of what Tim writes. I try to. But I end up failing miserably.

    Andykinsellaon February 04, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretation

    Wheeling often in the context of "wheeling and dealing" sometimes refers to a guy in pursuit of a female(s) as coined by Wayne's World II. The ringing could be from girls calling him a lot.

    It could also mean dealing drugs or doing something else where you are trying to get the advantage. In this case the ringing would be all the customers calling.

    Also, the word is spelled *aesthetics.

    renfrowton March 06, 2010   Link
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    General Comment

    renfrowt, don't be an rtard. Tim Kinsella grew up in Wheeling, IL and attended Wheeling High School.

    Musicing87on August 07, 2010   Link
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    General Comment

    Well, I did not know that.....but it is fun to read into things too much sometimes.

    renfrowton August 23, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretation

    I've always assumed "Wheeling" referred to Wheeling, Illinois. I knew they were from Chicago, but I didn't know Kinsella actually went to high school there. Wheeling's a very generic suburb. It's not as wealthy as Northbrook and stuff, but it's also not relatively rough like Aurora or Joliet. It's just sort of in between and not really noteworthy. And I kind of think that's what's in this song. It depends on how you interpret "delicate sin," but it's likely referring to the evils of vanity and superficiality. At the same time, it's made one of those ironic statements by "everybody knows," in that no one would randomly say that off the top of their head, nor would it be the subject of any general knowledge. It's sort of like in the ad on TV when the farmers are working on a tractor and start talking like financial planners about their investment portfolios: it's ironic because the language does not meet our expectations of the scenario or setting.

    *aesthetics

    bocmaximaon July 21, 2011   Link

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