Monday, November 19, 2007

My Favorite Lyrics, part 2: Best Allegory Edition

The following lyrics best capture the concept of "allegory" via song.

She on the left, he on the right/They sit in their living room/Stare at the fire,/Sparks up the flu/Escape to the night, Bedtime soon/and sure there's plenty to talk about/but there ain't much to say/God's on the mantlepiece/and what's he got to do with all of this anyway/and the silence here is written/it's the holiest you've ever seen/These two just bookends/to the spaces in between. -- "Bookends," Eddie from Ohio

Don't stand beneath me/I'm dangerous/I can break/Fall at anytime/Oh, but you're not concerned/If anything I've learned/You're the queen of content/and I'm the master of dreaming/I've been frozen here for three months now/Waiting desperately for spring to come/and every now and then/you see me when you press your lips/upon the windowpane/then you're gone/Dream on . . . -- "Icicle," Troll for Trout

Buy me a shiny new machine that runs on lies and gasoline/And all those batteries we stole from smoke alarms/And disassembles my despair/It never took me anywhere/It never once bought me a drink -- "Reconstruction Site," The Weakerthans

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