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Two Songs With Lyrics About Blogging [Jul. 10th, 2010|03:26 pm]
susan smitten
The diarist in me (the only side of me you might know) loves the following song lyrics:

"I say I want someone else to stand behind me
And write it all down
'cause I can't be bothered doing it myself.
And I don't want the responsibility of
proving it's importance."
-Barenaked Ladies, "This Is Where It Ends"

"Then they wouldn't understand a word we say
So we'll scratch it all down into the clay
Half believing there will sometime come a day
Someone gives a damn
Maybe when the concrete has crumbled to sand"
-They Might Be Giants, "The Mesopotamians"

[User Picture]From: bec_87rb
2010-07-10 01:00 pm (UTC)
Isn't it funny how, if you lift out a certain number of TMBG lyrics, you get poetry or something kinda deeper than you thought. I guess I never thought about the Mesopotamians lyrics before.

I like this, from the Statesmen:

There's another deep inside you and
inside the other one there is another
in the other
Like I told you - you are concentric in your form.
When it's cold you
have got yourself to keep you warm.
West Virginia - you'll continue
to be constantly a part of you
and never part
and you will be the party who
will be partial to you

What the heck does it mean? :)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2010-07-11 11:49 am (UTC)
I love that song. It's so very... self similar. But, like you, I never thought about it before. It seems so different in print.

I think it means that life is like an onion. And so are you. It fits into the introspective context of my original post. It also serves as a reminder, seasonally, to dress in layers.
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[User Picture]From: vovat
2010-07-14 10:54 pm (UTC)
I know John Linnell has said it was partially inspired by the song "Georgy Girl," and specifically the line "there's another Georgy deep inside."
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2010-07-15 02:53 am (UTC)
Never heard that song, but that makes sense. Might try to find it now.
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