your eyes like crashing jets fixed in stained glass but not religious you should pay rent in my mind say like the french say bon soir regret a demain do you like me i guess white witness moves to petition the state of virginia for 27 prisons while in bethesda an office flaming youth group singing firemen calling in lockheed lockheed martin marietta do you like me i guess end of the lesson time for one question end of the lesson time for one more question do you like me


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    it's about what you want it to be about. but while it's about on the surface some obsession or romance it is also, in parallel a mocking of the romance that is a merger between two companies that manufacture arms/profit from warfare. Their love made Lockheed Martin. They make warplanes among other things.

    virescenton January 25, 2009   Link
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    fugazi is the best. 'you should pay rent in my mind.' pure genius.

    atribecalledmelon May 28, 2002   Link
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    I think 'bon soir regret a demain' means 'goodnight, sorry good morning' or something...

    I read an interview with Guy where he said that the lyrics are basically two different ideas. The first verse is a love song, the second is a rant about Lockheed Martin's monopoly on arms manufacturing....there is no strict cnnection between the two and should be read separately as far as I can make out.

    Great song though, in fact I'd say its probably (just) my favourite fugazi song, love the way it builds up!

    rich79on December 19, 2004   Link
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    Around the time Red Medicine was recorded, Lockheed and Martin Marietta began negotiating a merger, which was completed in 1995. Bethesda is where the Lockheed Martin headquarters are located.

    yenpoxon August 31, 2007   Link
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    I always took the line "bon soir regret, a demain" to mean "good night regret, until tomorrow," as to describe a feeling of no regret until the morning after

    haiwanon September 04, 2009   Link
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    Given the last few posts above this is my interpretation of the song:

    Part 1 documents a typical "crush" situatiion. the french bit means "good evening regret, i'll see you tomorrow" meaning we live with our regrets.

    The second part juxtaposes a popular media event (white witness moves to petition the state of virginia for 27 prisons*) with something that may not be as popular but have greater ramifications(ie the merger of lockheed & Martin Marietta)

    The final portion seems to link the two previous thoughts in saying; when we dont have much time we may focus on the popular/trivial issue (Ie the things that make 'you' like me) and ignore the things that have greater ramifications and will be regretted in the future (Ie the merger of two companies that ill go on to create war machines).

    i don't know just an idea.

    *A google search makes me think this relates to the allen proposal to abolish parole rather than deal with crime in a proactive way. See: encyclopedia.com/doc/1P2-905263.html & litigation-essentials.lexisnexis.com/webcd/app)

    tennnnnnnnnnon February 17, 2010   Link
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    awesome song awesome lyrics

    tyler magyaron June 08, 2004   Link
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    What does "bon soir regret a demain" mean?

    starvethehungrybeeon November 01, 2004   Link
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    "bon soir" means 'goodbye' or 'good evening' or something.

    shadowwiththeeyeson November 02, 2004   Link
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    he's obsessed with a girl in his class..thinks about her all the time 'you should pay rent in my mind' all he wants to do is figure out if the rumours and eye contact actually mean something (does she like him!?) the thought of her liking him is on his mind constantly and all he wants to do is talk to her and ask her ...he always regrets it the next day when he chickens out and leaves the lesson without stopping to talk to her 'bon soir regret a demain '(something like 'good night,ill regret it tommorow!?)

    now im completely stuck on what the middle bit means

    but the last bit..is him screaming in his head 'DO YOU LIKE ME?!?!'..but not having enough courage to just ask her/approach her

    stormcloudon November 14, 2004   Link

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