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lil  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: No Poetry Here

I just made a detailed analysis of these lyrics, then refreshed the page to hear the song again and all my notes disappeared . . . arrrgh

Maybe I'd better just ask you what it's about.

The music is compelling!

The basic message though is that she's unhappy. She needs poetry, but the car won't start and there's nowhere to go. She's leaving anyway, packed everyone off to foreign lands . . . but it won't change anything. As Faulkner said, "The past is never dead. It's not even past."

Bottom Line: Even a frigid wasteland is beautiful and full of the poetry we bring to it.

Bottom Bottom Line: Covid is driving people crazy, but there's nowhere to go.

Trauma is in the difficulties of the past. Anxiety is in the difficulties of the future. Peace is in the moments of the present. (Is that it?)