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I Need Help With The Meaning

  1. May 8, 2008 #1
    This song and the whole album has political overtones to it, but I can't decipher what they are referring to in this passage:

     
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  3. May 8, 2008 #2

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    Hmmm. I was kind of getting it OK until the last two lines...:confused:.
     
  4. May 8, 2008 #3
    The last four lines have me confused.
     
  5. May 8, 2008 #4

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    Lots of lyrics are non-sensical, except to the writer.

    Now, for truly meaningful lyrics.

    Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
    A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?

    That's a very well known old song. :tongue2:
     
  6. May 8, 2008 #5

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    :rofl:

    I totally believe it, because had a goat that loved ivy...
     
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  7. May 8, 2008 #6
    I don't think these are non-sensical though as the whole album has political overtones to it.
     
  8. May 8, 2008 #7
    I'd say that supports the argument for them being nonsensical ;)
     
  9. May 8, 2008 #8
    I think the last two lines maybe an imagery for a country overtaking another one.
     
  10. May 8, 2008 #9

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    Are you saying politics are not non-sensical?

    It's one person's opinion, and perhaps a not necessarily coherent opinion.
     
  11. May 8, 2008 #10
    I'm not saying politics aren't nonsensical, but even the most incoherent political lyrics have some sort of underlying meaning/message behind them.
     
  12. May 8, 2008 #11
    An honest go at an interpretation:

    The opening stanzas are referring to the mental process of coming to a new conclusion after having encountered a new bit of information. I'm guessing, since the conscience did not change, assimilation took place, and the singer disagrees with the formal stance of the person they are referring to. The last stanza contrasts with the resolved individual, where the singer makes himself out to be more open-minded, because he will not shut down his windows, and the mailman is an individual positing some kind of political change, represented by the flag.
     
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  13. May 8, 2008 #12
    Hmm.....it makes sense with the rest of the album.
     
  14. May 9, 2008 #13
    Also keep in mind the parents or family gets the flag that was covering the coffin of their dead service people. If they can not attend a military funeral, the flag is mailed to them, or their last known address.
     
  15. May 9, 2008 #14

    Evo

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    Ooh, that makes sense.
     
  16. May 9, 2008 #15
    Hmmm, but then what do they mean when they follow that up with "maybe someone stole yours from your door"?
     
  17. May 9, 2008 #16

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    It means:

    My computer won't crash anymore
    And I just hacked my neighbor's e-mail.
     
  18. May 9, 2008 #17

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    Music means whatever the composer(s) want it to mean.
    In line with Evo's post, this is a test of Latin skills:
    Civile, ci ergo
    Forte bus es enero
    Noville, dos es trux
    Vatis inem, cos endux.
    By the bye, one of the greatest songwriting teams of all time (ELton John and Bernie Taupin) never actually collaborated. Bernie wrote the lyrics and sent them to Elton, who then put them to music. The result was some absolutely awesome music.
     
  19. May 9, 2008 #18

    Evo

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    That part makes no sense. Basically, the entire thing makes no sense if you try to make it work together.
     
  20. May 9, 2008 #19

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    :rofl: By George, I think she's got it!

    Now those are lyrics you can understand.
     
  21. May 9, 2008 #20
    It does make sense though cause it's obviously referring to this flag. What this "flag" represents I'm confused on.
     
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