waver, shambling
if you want your medicine
show me

awol marine
turn toward the camera

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    Song Meaning""AWOL Marine" takes inspiration from a tape of homemade pornography that Hadreas viewed, in which one of the participants admits, camera still rolling, that he's just trying to get medication for his wife"

    Source: pitchfork
    grid49on January 30, 2013   Link
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    General Commenti know people say it's "wafer" opposed to "waver," but i don't understand that in the context....?
    TheWrongGirlon August 10, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationActually. Now that I've said that. I think it's a catholic wedding and the Groom is really gay.

    "wafer, shambling
    if you want your medicine
    show me"
    using religion as a way of "rehabilitating" gay men. Saying if you want to go to heaven, prove it. Be straight.

    "awol marine
    turn toward the camera
    Awol Marine is obviously a reference to a gay man who's trying to be straight.
    Turn toward the Camera slowly. That's a little confusing, but probably has something to do with the permanence of a photograph. Turn toward the camera slowly, probably is asking the man to really think about it. Making sure he's sure that he's doing the right thing.
    JasonElise1983on December 18, 2012   Link
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    MemoryThis reminds me of when I was younger, and a friend of mine kept urging me to show my genitals to him.
    I did, and he showed me his and that was that.
    It was visual bodily reciprocation - a search for the quelling of insecurity, I guess.

    It's as though my story is the innocent, childhood version, and this narrative is the adult one. Where sexuality moves from curious to demanding, to abusive, voyeuristic desire. It's about using bodies.
    Rhysicason April 02, 2013   Link

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