bagging on lines
NakedI at comcast.net
Wed Apr 27 12:57:29 CDT 2005
----- Original Message ----- From: "Alan McKendree"
> To me, the teen "id monster" best appears in Dr. Jimmy: "Who is she?
> I'll rape it". There's id for you.
Great example. Same attitude, expressed much more naturally. Just as blunt
and crass, but somehow less hokey.
> The line in question just strikes me as a very labored attempt to
> wedge in yet another rhyme for "water". It doesn't scan and it's
> difficult to parse -- "There's not one of us who'd say no"...to even
> figure out what it means. I'm not saying it's incomprehensible, I'm
> saying it doesn't flow nearly as well as I expect from Pete.
OK, but it's just as cheesy in the verses where it's sung "we need water,
and maybe somebody's daughter."
> Then there's the weird mention of the unnamed, anonymous parent --
> the "somebody" off in the wings somewhere. Generally, guys who are
> out howling to meet a girl at a Who show aren't really interested in
> thinking much about her parents.
"Her father's gonna kill me, oh, fucking will he?"
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