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    Default And nothing 'belongs' - song lyrics

    If you only had been lyrical
    But you're logical
    And it's making you sore
    When I talk metaphors
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    If you only had been curious
    Not so serious
    But your grammar is right
    And your structure is strong
    And nothing belongs
    (official lyrics)


    OR (when sung, which makes less sense to me with 'but' there, but anyway):

    If you only had been curious
    Not so serious
    And your grammar is right
    But your structure is strong
    And nothing belongs



    What does 'nothing belongs' refer to? That even though you're so logical, good with words, you can't embrace what's going on because those measures don't always apply?

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    Default Re: And nothing 'belongs' - song lyrics

    Nothing. Or, if you prefer, everything is out of place, wrong.

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    Default Re: And nothing 'belongs' - song lyrics

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Nothing. Or, if you prefer, everything is out of place, wrong.
    You've actually made me laugh. Your answer's so concise and spot-on that it's just wrong. Now I'm embarrassed I even asked.

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    Default Re: And nothing 'belongs' - song lyrics

    The short answer is "who knows". You can explicate the text to come up with some kind of hypothesis about the meaning... but who knows. It's poetry. Could mean anything or nothing.

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