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    Twist in my sobriety

    Could I have the meaning of the fallowing phrase please?........"Twist in my sobriety"

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    #2

    Re: Twist in my sobriety

    Context please.

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    #3

    Re: Twist in my sobriety

    Welcome to the forum, Steven.

    We like to help when we can but, as bill suggested, we find it much easier to help if members provide context for the phrases and expressions they ask about. On its own, 'twist in my sobriety' means little.

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    #4

    Re: Twist in my sobriety

    It's from a song.

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    #5

    Re: Twist in my sobriety

    Telling us where/what it is "from" is no help.

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    #6

    Re: Twist in my sobriety

    It's from "Twist in my Sobriety" by Tanita Tikaram. Lyrics are here. However, please bear in mind that song lyrics are frequently not good examples of high quality, grammatical English and sometimes they make absolutely no sense at all.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: Twist in my sobriety

    Song lyrics are a form of poetry, and poetry can be interpreted, although its interpretation is more difficult and controversial than that of prose.

    Without pronouncing on the merits of this particular poem, I think it is clear that it is addressed to a former lover. When she describes her former lover as a "twist in my sobriety" the author acknowledges that their relationship caused her to be less sober than usual, while at the same time dismissing that effect as unimportant, inconsequential.

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    #8

    Re: Twist in my sobriety

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    Telling us where/what it is "from" is no help.
    Of course it is! (Most) people understand there's a world of difference between normal language that can be reasonably analysed and lyrics.

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    #9

    Re: Twist in my sobriety

    As Bill said 'It's from a song' was no help whatsoever.

    What would have been helpful is a link to the song lyrics which ems had to go to the trouble of finding for post #6.

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    Re: Twist in my sobriety

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    As Bill said 'It's from a song' was no help whatsoever.

    What would have been helpful is a link to the song lyrics which ems had to go to the trouble of finding for post #6.

    Rover
    Ok, point taken. My apologies to ems for causing her any troble.
    Indeed, it was my entire fault to suggest the context instead of the OP.

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