you were all were dressed in green!
clouds bounced against the edges of the sky.
you had the prettiest hair I'd ever seen.
we saw the world passing by.

there was an ocean's droning,
though we were nowhere near the shore.
we heard each other giggling and moaning,
then we couldn't hear each other any more. yeah.

when my head was resting on your breast bone,
I could hear your beating heart.
24 hours later, you had left me completely alone.
I heard the whole world come apart.

and you were all dressed in green!
rising in the sky was an unfamiliar star.
you know, you know what I mean.
yeah I remember who you are.

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    My InterpretationThe epigraph (or whatever you call them in music) to this song on The Hound Chronicles is from a miniseries called Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones. Relevant? Most likely in some indirect way, but I think so. I could see this potentially being a love song from someone at Jonestown. Though it's not actually the case, perhaps the dressed in green is implying a green-jumpsuit sort of cult uniform? Maybe even a stereotypical alien look? Just throwing stuff out there, please add if you come up with anything more out of this.

    OK, something a little more ambitious: humanoid aliens abduct both the protagonist and a pretty girl (Jim Jones reference is only there to set stage for quasi-supernatural/conspiracy subject). They get the typical probing procedure together ("ocean's droning" is either probe mechanism or whirring ship), but the girl gets taken away while he is returned 24 hours later.
    While Kansas has no specific connection to alien abduction, the whole rural midwestern US has that sort of connection, so it makes enough sense to be a plausible Darniellian move.
    chromechisel49on May 15, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe one on The Hound Chronicles has a long ass silence/voiceover at the beginning and the one on Nothing for Juice has a screeching noise that leaves me deaf. As much as I love him, I can see why some people are really not that into john's music

    who am i kidding he's a genius.
    kozmikon October 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWe don't really know the perspective of the woman in green, but I get the impression that she sees the events in the song as a friendly hook-up (on vacation at the beach, possibly). She leaves and probably thinks nothing of it, while the first person narrator is completely destroyed.
    aristotelianon October 13, 2016   Link

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