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« on: March 31, 2005, 07:14:52 pm »
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So . . . me and Jess were talking about "Mr. Brightside" the other day, and we decided to try to interpret the lyrics. LOL. It turned out to be pretty fun, and I almost think our interpretation was right. We decided that the guy who wrote the song was gay, and that's why he was so torn up and confused and imagining the guy, too. That's why it says, "I'm coming out of my cage," at the beginning. Aren't we bright? LOL. Anyways, I was thinking that a lot of songs would be interesting to interpret.

Now, I've already told you my interpretation of "Mr. Brightside."

What do you think "Drops of Jupiter" by Train is really all about?
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2005, 07:47:32 pm »
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I LOVE Mr. Brightside - interesting interpretation! I see how that might work.. Although, to be fair, I think you'd have to go with bisexual.

"Drops of Jupiter" is a love song about a beautiful, alien female creature who's missing her homeland 'out there in the atmosphere.'
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2005, 04:51:39 pm »
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LOL . . . hey . . . that's an interesting interpretation, too. Just a note, everybody, it's helpful if you put another song for someone to interpret at the bottom of your post, that way people won't have to go looking for some random one. Hehe. Here's one: "Everywhere" by Yellowcard/Michelle Branch. Me and my boyfriend have argued the beezle out of that one. What do you think?
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2005, 03:17:38 pm »
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it means the ppl are going insane, and seing the same person everywhere they look. !!! ahh! that'd be scary. 

St. Jimmy by Green Day... lol, does ANYONE know what this song is talking about???
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2005, 05:58:35 pm »
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I'm a teenage assassin executing some fun
In the cult of the life of crime.
Doesn't that line sum it up? I don't know.
Can someone explain ANY song by Radiohead to me? I've tried, but it just seems like a bunch of random lines put together. That they were on drugs, is the only explanation I can come up with...
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2005, 08:21:29 pm »
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St. Jimmy by Green Day... lol, does ANYONE know what this song is talking about???

Ooh Ooh!!! *watched Storytellers last night*

I think what Bille Joe said was that St. Jimmy was kind of a split personality with the Jesus of Suburbia, that it was like the rogue side of yourself looking to break free and be a "teenage assassin executing some fun", as the lyrics say.  He also said, since the CD is a huge punk-rock opera (which is freaking GENIUS) that as the songs changed he wanted the mood to change.  If it was sad, he wanted the music to make you feel devastated, if it was happy, completely overjoyed... or, in St. Jimmy's case, like your evil other side.

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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2005, 10:08:40 pm »
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St. Jimmy by Green Day... lol, does ANYONE know what this song is talking about???

Ooh Ooh!!! *watched Storytellers last night*

I think what Bille Joe said was that St. Jimmy was kind of a split personality with the Jesus of Suburbia, that it was like the rogue side of yourself looking to break free and be a "teenage assassin executing some fun", as the lyrics say.  He also said, since the CD is a huge punk-rock opera (which is freaking GENIUS) that as the songs changed he wanted the mood to change.  If it was sad, he wanted the music to make you feel devastated, if it was happy, completely overjoyed... or, in St. Jimmy's case, like your evil other side.

That was fun.

I saw that too! and i finally understood some of their songs! lol.
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2005, 12:27:59 pm »
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Ah,I love " Drops of Jupiter" 
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2005, 04:05:05 pm »
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Quote from: PixieChick_18 on April 02, 2005, 05:58:35 pm   

Can someone explain ANY song by Radiohead to me? I've tried, but it just seems like a bunch of random lines put together. That they were on drugs, is the only explanation I can come up with...

Well some of the lyrics on Kid A and Amnesiac are actually random lines because they were pulled out of a hat! Mxamatosis (sp?) from Hail to the Thief is Thom Yorke having a dig at the media 'No one likes a smart arse, we all like stars'. Subterranean Homesick Alien is the story of the Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Books, the whole of Ok Computer is influenced by the books, as the expression 'OK computer' is used in the books, and Marvin the robot is referred to as a paranoid android.

That's all I can think of for now, hope that helps! 
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2005, 08:24:32 pm »
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Thank you Lily! I've only tried the first couple cds, and the random lines out of a hat, explains it then! lol 
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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2005, 10:38:08 am »
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Quote from: <3 Lily <3 on April 04, 2005, 04:05:05 pm   


Quote from: PixieChick_18 on April 02, 2005, 05:58:35 pm   

Can someone explain ANY song by Radiohead to me? I've tried, but it just seems like a bunch of random lines put together. That they were on drugs, is the only explanation I can come up with...

Well some of the lyrics on Kid A and Amnesiac are actually random lines because they were pulled out of a hat! Mxamatosis (sp?) from Hail to the Thief is Thom Yorke having a dig at the media 'No one likes a smart arse, we all like stars'. Subterranean Homesick Alien is the story of the Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Books, the whole of Ok Computer is influenced by the books, as the expression 'OK computer' is used in the books, and Marvin the robot is referred to as a paranoid android.

That's all I can think of for now, hope that helps! 

wow I had no idea that they used HG2G for those CD's. I've been meaning to get one of their CD's now I know which ones *to start with* 

Hummm... anyone have an interpritation about the meaning in "Michael" by franz Ferdinand?   
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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2005, 05:28:29 am »
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Hummm... anyone have an interpritation about the meaning in "Michael" by franz Ferdinand?

I was wondering about that song, isn't one of the lyrics 'stubble on my sticky lips'? There are rumours that Alex from Franz Ferdinand is gay/bi but maybe they were just started after people heard that song!
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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2005, 10:02:13 pm »
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Ohio is for Lovers by Hawthorne Heights confuses me a bit... anyone have a guess for it?
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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2005, 04:35:02 pm »
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What about that song "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton?
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Quote from: Jess_B on April 10, 2005, 10:02:13 pm   

Ohio is for Lovers by Hawthorne Heights confuses me a bit... anyone have a guess for it?

Yeah, a couple of years later... but who cares Let's bring the life into this thread again!

I think it's about a boy (DUUUH) who's hurt by this girl and he gets depressed and feels like dying... and he cuts... and she's like a bitch pretending she might come back, but she damn well knows she won't...
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