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Asher
13-10-2004, 20:06:43
Ever had a moment when a song you've been listening to for many years just clicks?

"The Freshmen", by The Verve Pipe

When I was young I knew everything
And she a punk who rarely ever took advice
Now I'm guilt stricken, sobbin' with my head on the floor
Stop a baby's breath and a shoe full of rice
He was young and dated an independent punk girl
He's now stricken with guilt and sobbing, because his girlfriend had an abortion ("stop a baby's breath"). She then had no reason for the wedding ("shoe full of rice")

I can't be held responsible
cause she was touching her face
I won't be held responsible
she fell in love in the first place
It's not his fault...she was being sexy and she fell in love with him first.

For the life of me, I cannot remember
what made us think that we were wise and we'd never compromise
For the life of me, I cannot believe we'd ever die for these sins
We were merely freshmen...

My best friend took a week's vacation to forget her
his girl took a week's worth of valium and slept
and now he's guilt stricken sobbing with his head on the floor
thinks about her now and how she never really wept, he says...
He's actually talking about himself, not his best friend.
He was so distraught, he wanted to move on...he dumped her and tried to forget about her.
She overdosed on Valium and died.
In retrospect, he realizes she never really dealt with it.

We've tried to wash our hands of all of this
we never talk of our lacking relationships
and how we're guilt stricken sobbing with our heads on the floor
we fell through the ice when we tried not to slip, we'd say

I can't be held responsible
cause she was touching her face
I won't be held responsible
she fell in love in the first place
The "we" refers to him and him alone, since his best friend mentioned earlier was himself.
He tried to wash his hands of the situation, to try to relieve himself from guilt.
Since then, he's never had a proper relationship.
He still feels incredible guilt.
When going through life, he was careful not to "slip". But despite this, he still fell through the ice. Being careful doesn't matter, there's always perils out there.

For the life of me I cannot remember
what made us think that we were wise and we'd never compromise
for the life of me I cannot believe we'd ever die for these sins
we were merely freshmen

I can't be held responsible
cause she was touching her face
I won't be held responsible
she fell in love in the first place

Lazarus and the Gimp
13-10-2004, 21:16:54
Oh yes. The same thing happened to me when I heard "Sugar sugar" by the Archies. Too much reality.

Lazarus and the Gimp
13-10-2004, 21:27:31
"Sugar, ah honey honey
You are my candy girl
And you've got me wanting you."

Well it's clearly a metaphor for smack, isn't it?

"Honey, ah sugar sugar
You are my candy girl
And you've got me wanting you."

Ah yes. The tawdry repetition of the junkie lifestyle. Desperate longing, puctuted with septic abscesses and bouts of hepatitis.

"I just can't believe the loveliness of loving you
(I just can't believe it's true)
I just can't believe the one to love this feeling to.
(I just can't believe it's true)"

Yes indeed. Where did it all go wrong? What happened to the smiling boy in those old photograph? Why doesn't anyone else feel the desperate emptiness inside?

"Ah sugar, ah honey honey
You are my candy girl
And you've got me wanting you.
Ah honey, ah sugar sugar
You are my candy girl
And you've got me wanting you."

Futility. Just sheer, bone-deep futility. Why not just end it all? Go on. Just a bigger dose than usual. Drift out in a purple haze that never ends.

"When I kissed you, girl, I knew how sweet a kiss could be
(I know how sweet a kiss can be)
Like the summer sunshine pour your sweetness over me
(Pour your sweetness over me)"

....and as consciousness slips aways, fading traces of happpier times flit past your eyes. Taunting you, always taunting....

"Sugar, pour a little sugar on it honey,
Pour a little sugar on it baby
I'm gonna make your life so sweet, yeah yeah yeah
Pour a little sugar on it oh yeah
Pour a little sugar on it honey,
Pour a little sugar on it baby
I'm gonna make your life so sweet, yeah yeah yeah"

But it never did, did it? All lies, all loss

"Pour a little sugar on it honey,
Ah sugar, ah honey honey
You are my candy girl
And you've got me wanting you.
Oh honey, honey, sugar sugar ..
You are my candy girl .."


And so it ever returns....

zmama
13-10-2004, 21:29:54
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

*End Is Forever*
13-10-2004, 22:11:23
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Debaser
13-10-2004, 22:12:07
I love that song. Particularly the Drugstore version.

Private Spaceflight
13-10-2004, 22:55:05
I need to listen to more Drugstore. They were/are absolutely amazingly fantasticly awesome.

Private Spaceflight
13-10-2004, 22:58:03
Actually, just thinking about Drugstore fills me with a warm nostalgic glow that makes me want to hug everyone and tell them I love them.

Private Spaceflight
13-10-2004, 22:58:26
That could be the beer though.

Lazarus and the Gimp
14-10-2004, 16:12:34
I saw Drugstore live once- they were supporting Tindersticks. I was impressed.

BigGameHunter
14-10-2004, 23:25:00
What can you do with Row Row Row Your Boat?

Lazarus and the Gimp
15-10-2004, 18:52:31
Nail it to a brick and throw it over the horizon.

The Mad Monk
16-10-2004, 10:58:04
You can throw bricks over the horizon?

Have you ever considered a job as a howitzer?

MoSe
18-10-2004, 08:33:44
Originally posted by zmama
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

:confused:

why do you laugh?
I'm sheerly convinced that Laz was deadly serious and smack to the point

MoSe
18-10-2004, 08:35:45
Originally posted by BigGameHunter
What can you do with Row Row Row Your Boat?

Help me remove from my mind the picture of Kirk and Bones teaching it to Spock, maybe?????
:bash: