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> By the way, what is "a child of any revolt?"
"Not a child of any revolt but a plain man tied up in life."
Beautiful lyrics. He's saying he's not some important person with a
high-minded goal. He's not driven to any ultimate sacrifice. He's
being lauded as a revolutionary when in reality he's just "a plain
man" caught up in life's everyday challenges - just like anyone else.
"Not a child of any revolt but a man of today feeling new."
A little more difficult. He's not some crucial figure fighting for some
grand cause. He's a "man of today." He's not a man trying to change
people's futures. He has become apathetic in the present. He has
accepted his impotence. And this feeling is new to him. He is a new
man of self-realized mediocrity.
Two lines. And some seriously deep shit. The genius of Pete Townshend.
> Oh, and They Are All In Love was the other song that I still can't get
I know what you mean. That's not one of my favorites either. But I like
it much more today than I once did.
> but "zip magazine?" Am I the only one that think that sounds silly?
No, it's "thbbtttt! magazine." ;-) Yeah, that line is a bit daft, but
rather than name a magazine & get sued, it's a statement which says: All
those magazines are the same. Gossip rags. Shite.
The "thbbtttt!" makes a little more sense if you picture the British "two
finger salute" going along with it.
- SCHRADE in Akron
The Council For Secular Humanism