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I miss you, like the deserts miss the rain.
If it rained regularly in deserts, they wouldn't be deserts. Stupid.
i'd never thought about it like that before!
Like starving people want food but if they had food they wouldn't be starving people but they definitely want food.
That was too serious a reply, I'm off to the pub.
implies that something has gone which was previously present. "I miss my cat" is obviously about a dead pet that used to live with me, or is written from my prison cell which sadly doesn't allow feline companions.
Either Tracey made a mistake and should have used the verb 'yearn for' or she has been reading about paleontology and has deduced that most, if not all, deserts were at one time or another not deserts, and subject to more frequent rainfall.
Or she just chose 'miss' because it scanned easier, and because humans have a more identifiable emotional connection than with "yearn for".
funkycow is likely to be right to call that one up
perhaps she doesn't miss him at all. As you correctly point out, as a desert has never known rain, it cannot miss it. And it scans better than "I miss you like a hole in the fucking head."
I guess I thought you had the flavour"....
falls under this category
Which makes perfect sense.
But in fact she sings "4 am in the morning".
Somewhere in this town"
The jail, possibly?
Multiple jails, innit?
But what's even more stupid is that if you were planning a jailbreak, you wouldn't announce it in public, especially via the medium of popular music.
(*A quick look at Wikipedia)
I reckon they're talking about Dublin (hometown) or London (where the album was recorded). Both large towns, amply supplied with jails.
However, your point that one should be more circumspect about announcing such plans is well-made and I fully agree.
is that the singer is actually *in the jail from which the breakout is being planned*.
"Tonight there's gonna be trouble
Some of us won't survive
See the me and the boys mean business
Bustin' out dead or alive"
I guess at a stretch you could surmise that Phil and his escapee cohorts are located at different jails and that the breakout is a much more complicated plan than at first we realise. But even then, the lyric should be "Tonight there's gonna be a jailbreak, at several locations across the municipal region" or similar.
Like Municipal Pool from Hey Arnold? Helga Pataki was once in a relationship with Jimmy Pa....#LEGAL ED
Tonight's the night all systems fail
Hey you good lookin' female
I hardly think Mr Lynott is the ideal candidate to plan and execute a successful prison breakout, given his inability to focus on the job in hand.
His prediction that "some of us won't survive" (as quoted above) would suggest a weakness in his plan. Surely, given the government's well-documented soft on crime approach, they would be better off simply waiting out their short sentences rather than risking everything in a foolhardy escape.
his frequent warnings to the womenfolk of the town to stay off the streets and "stay with a friend" suggest Phil is taking Stuart Hall & Rolf Harris along for the ride.
I've been for a walk on a winter's day
If the leaves are brown it would not be winter, more likely October. November at the latest.
Definitely autumn. Popular music has lied to us.
brown leaves stay on the ground beyond the end of autumn, and some indeed stay on the trees well into winter.
That song is clearly set in early winter. Late November, early December.
Nor is early December.
lives at exactly the degrees of latitude and longitude that combine to create the climactic conditions you are used to?
Late November is summer in Australia. And in Kamchatka late November is more winter than you'll ever know.
But please continue with your idea that everyone in the world has the same weather to month correlation as you.
You're own argument right back at you, pal. You're the one who's sure as shit it's set in late November / early December.
A bit sixth form isn't it.
A small story which never happened,
I said ouch! this really hurts!
That can't be - this has been practised for millions of years,
Therefore we are,
Yes, but I, I'm a boy
Can't really argue with that, can you?
Sun and moon in my life
Lobster and shrimp in my life
I really don't like lobster
I thought this song was ok then. I was much younger, don't judge me...
"You from New York, you are so relevant,
you reduce me to cosmic tears"
Is that a thing, attaching the word 'cosmic' to any unrelated word to make it sound new-age? Such bull...
It was like striking gold, or catchin' a big fish
And they say romance is dead eh. "Happy anniversary Pliers! I can't believe it's been 5 years since our first kiss. Do you remember it?"
"Yes darling, of course I do."
"Can you remember how you felt?"
"Yes. I felt like I'd just caught a big fish."