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Go on, tell me.
and half-formed philosophical ideologies that can easily be interpreted as having acute relevance to my entirely average life
nah, they don't have to make sense
ROBERT POLLARD! None of his lyrics make sense.
Mark E. Smith is also a very worthy contender.
I don't really care what lyrics mean, those two are probably my favourite artists as well.
that I'm fairly sure I'm mis-hearing, but I find really inspiring/uplifting, so I choose to continue to mis-hear it.
So yeah, lyrics with scope to be interpreted by the listener somewhat are a Good Thing.
I dont think lyrics have to make sense - as long as they are good! The more elusive words are, the more one can interpret them to ones own life.
Michael Stipe really did write some really incredible lines (although he got more decypherable as the years past). I mean, seriously, bar "Talk About The Passion", does anyone have ANY idea what most of Murmur is about?
Radio Free Europe is about radio.
Pilgrimage is about when Stipe went to Mecca.
Laughing is about when the drummer told him a funny joke.
Moral Kiosk is about this booth he saw in Las Vegas where you go in and there's this man you can talk to about anything you're morally unsure of.
Perfect Circle is about Pythagoras and his hatred of irrational numbers.
Shaking Through is about wanking.
But it's in 'Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie'.
If you REALLY want to know then I could PM it. As long as you promised not to correct me.