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09/06/2010

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Napoleoninrags

Yep Steve, quite a few themes in the album when you dig in. I hear his dad's influence more than REM in everybody's hurting (despite the similarity of the title). I reckon
"Ain't milk and honey, we're movin' round
Only one thing is certain
That's everybody
Everybody's hurting"
has much in common with his dad's Everything is Broken.

Then there's mention of time running out with the hourglass on the table
"It ain't no wives tale, it ain't no fable
Payback is coming around
The hourglass is sitting there on the table..."
followed by:
"When our father gets home he's gonna turn on the lights
We're up to our thoats in knives
His eyes will flash and his teeth will grind
He'll say "You're on your own, look alive!"
...Suppose I quit you, my wayward tribe
Whatever would you do?"

Reminds me of Dylan senior's "time is running backwards and so is the Bride... Ring them bells"

Then there's the invitation reminiscent of the need for more workers in the harvest (mexican cotton?):
"Come over the border, your papers in order
You too got to lend a hand"

Or maybe he just has one thing in common with his dad - lyrics that lend themselves to theistic interpretation... among other interpretations

Stocki

Great additions John... and it was you that made me reassess... was going to ask for your input and here it is! Thanks...

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