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    Flightless bird

    Hi, I'm trying to understand the meaning of the song, please help me.
    i know that lyrics can mean something different to everyone og us; nevertheless I'd like to know a native speaker's opinion....
    thanks.Rip

    wet: very good or weak ?(I found both meanings on the web)
    the cops closed the fair?
    stole me: I stole ?

    big pill?

    poison rats: poisonous rats or poison for (to kill) rats?
    And clean blood of Christ mountain stream? completely unclear
    Big pill stuck going down ?



    I was a quick wet boy, diving too deep for coins
    All of your street light eyes wide on my plastic toys
    Then when the cops closed the fair, I cut my long baby hair
    Stole me a dog-eared map and called for you everywhere

    Have I found you
    Flightless bird, jealous, weeping or lost you, american mouth
    Big pill looming

    Now I'm a fat house cat
    Nursing my sore blunt tongue
    Watching the warm poison rats curl through the wide fence cracks
    Pissing on magazine photos
    Those fishing lures thrown in the cold
    And clean blood of Christ mountain stream

    Have I found you
    Flightless bird, grounded, bleeding or lost you, american mouth
    Big pill stuck going down

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    Re: Flightless bird

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi, I'm trying to understand the meaning of the song, please help me.
    i know that lyrics can mean something different to everyone og us; nevertheless I'd like to know a native speaker's opinion....
    thanks.Rip

    wet: very good or weak ?(I found both meanings on the web)
    the cops closed the fair?
    stole me: I stole ?

    big pill?

    poison rats: poisonous rats or poison for (to kill) rats?
    And clean blood of Christ mountain stream? completely unclear
    Big pill stuck going down ?



    I was a quick wet boy, diving too deep for coins
    All of your street light eyes wide on my plastic toys
    Then when the cops closed the fair, I cut my long baby hair
    Stole me a dog-eared map and called for you everywhere

    Have I found you
    Flightless bird, jealous, weeping or lost you, american mouth
    Big pill looming

    Now I'm a fat house cat
    Nursing my sore blunt tongue
    Watching the warm poison rats curl through the wide fence cracks
    Pissing on magazine photos
    Those fishing lures thrown in the cold
    And clean blood of Christ mountain stream

    Have I found you
    Flightless bird, grounded, bleeding or lost you, american mouth
    Big pill stuck going down
    wet = immature, fresh (like a clay pot just after it's turned on the wheel?)
    stole me = [i] stole [for] me[myself] = I stole for my own use

    when the cops closed the fair
    The fair (a public gathering for the purposes of entertainment; a circus) was so much fun, that it became too rowdy. The cops had to come in and...

    big pill = (I think!!!) big responsible, serious, or unpleasant task; deserved hardship, comeuppance; as in "it's a big pill to swallow" (see below). big pill looming = now I'm about to face something serious.

    poison rats = poisonous or poisoned rats. Your guess is as good as mine. There should apparently be a comma before the word warm, if that means anything.

    clean blood of Christ mountain stream.
    They've created a verb "to mountain-stream". Mountain streams are very clear water that flows quickly over a hard rocky channel. The rocks clean the water further. On the other hand, the flow in a mountain stream is very unstable; it rises and falls. Consider the pulsing of a cut artery. Then think once again of what they tell us Christ's purpose was.

    big pill stuck going down. someone could not handle the big responsibility. Who????

    By the way, all pills are administered orally or rectally. How is the pill taken in this case?


    PS. Poetry. The reason to study any language!
    Last edited by abaka; 15-Jan-2009 at 17:39.

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    Re: Flightless bird

    Thanks a lot abaka but I still don't understand the stuff "clean.. stream". I can't even identify the subject of the sentence; I didn't think that mountain stream was a verb!!!!

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    Re: Flightless bird

    I'm watching ....(many lines)... the clean blood of Christ mountain stream.

    Construction: "I'm watching it run"

    "I'm watching as the clean blood of Christ runs pulsing like a mountain stream"

    To use "mountain stream" as a verb: poetic licence.
    Last edited by abaka; 15-Jan-2009 at 22:03.

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