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Batman's Lyrical Discussion: Week One


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If you didn't read my post in ATC's Lyrical Discussion Week 5, then I will say that this is much like ATC's lyrical discussions, except this thread will be more specific to deciphering confusing lyrics. This is different than me just going into the Q&A section saying "does anybody get these lyrics?" because this is more discussion based, and sometimes I will have an idea what the lyrics mean, and sometimes I won't.

Anyways, here's the first lyrics, it is...

Jimi Hendrix

1983 (a merman I shall turn to be)

Hurray I awake from yesterday

Alive but the war is here to stay

So my love Catherina and me

Decide to take our last walk thru the noise to the sea

Not to die but to be reborn

Away from the lands so battred and torn

Forever forever

Oh say can you see it?s really such a mess

Every inch of earth is a fighting nest

Giant pencil and lipstick-tube shaped things

Continue to rain and cause screamin? pain

And the arctic stains from silver blue to bloody red

As our feet find the sand

And the sea is straight ahad

Straight up ahead

Well it?s too bad that our friends can?t be with us today

Well it?s too bad

The machine that we built

Would never save us that?s what they say

That?s why they ain?t comin? with us today

And they also said it?s impossible

For a man to live and breathe undrerwater

Forever was a main complaint

Yeah and they also threw this in my face they said

Anyway you know good and well

It would be beyond the will of god

And the grace of the king

Grace of the king

Yeah

Ooo

So my darling and I make love in the sand

To salute the last moment ever on dry land

Our machine it has done it?s work played it?s part well

Without a scratch on our body when we bid it farewell

Starfish and giant foams greet us with a smile

Before our heads go under we take our last look at the killing noise

Of the out of style

The out of style out of style oh yeah

Oooo

So down and down and down and down we go

Hurry my darlin? we mustn?t be late

For the show

Neptune champion games to an aqua world is so my dear

Right this way smiles a mermaid

I can hear atlantis full of cheer

Atlantis full of cheer

I can hear atlantis full of cheer

Oh yeah

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I am pretty sure that it is about becoming a merman to escape the troubled earth, but what I don't get is the 3rd verse.

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Hmm! That's why I just listen to the music of songs, learn the chorus (but this doesn't have one), and hum the rest.

Sounds like the Jules Verne classic "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea". Maybe it's Captain and Ms.Nemo getting ready to submerge in the "Nautilus".

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