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Freelance_Physicist

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Stupid Questions
« on: 19 Mar 2007, 00:54 »

Or, rather, question:

Upon first hearing the latest Decemberist single, "O Valencia," did anyone else think it was a new They Might Be Giants song?
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Re: Stupid Questions
« Reply #1 on: 19 Mar 2007, 05:45 »

Not really, I thought it sounded pretty much exactly what I'd expect from the Decemberists.
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Re: Stupid Questions
« Reply #2 on: 19 Mar 2007, 08:59 »

The lines "Like either heads or tails / Would let me know if I should go / Back to the ship or back to jail" seem almost parenthetical due to the inclusion of the "like." I think he's rationalising a decision he made well in advance.
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Re: Stupid Questions
« Reply #3 on: 19 Mar 2007, 09:23 »

Perhaps he is drawing attention to how betrayal is tied in with capitalism with the uniform representing comradery and the coin selfishness.
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Re: Stupid Questions
« Reply #4 on: 19 Mar 2007, 09:49 »

What does the ship represent, then?
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« Reply #5 on: 19 Mar 2007, 10:11 »

The ship is a luxury yacht representing freedom at the cost of selfishness, genocide and global warming.
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