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    Threw you the obvious (the meaning)

    Hi!

    Could anyone, please, explain me the meaning of the phrase in the first line?

    Threw you the obvious
    and you flew with it on your back

    (a perfect circle - 3 libras)

    Does it mean the author told something obvious, or did he literally throw someone (like throwing against the wall) ?

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    Here is the full verse:

    Threw you the obvious and you flew with it on your back,
    A name in your recollection, down among a million same.
    Difficult not to feel a little bit disappointed, and passed over
    When I've looked right through, see you naked but oblivious.
    Last edited by Michiro; 03-Aug-2013 at 16:58.

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    Re: Threw you the obvious (the meaning)

    not a teacher

    Song lyrics often do not have a clear meaning.
    I don't know what the meaning of this line is, nor the line that follows it.

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    Re: Threw you the obvious (the meaning)

    I have added the full verse, maybe that would help.

    Thank you for your reply.

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    Re: Threw you the obvious (the meaning)

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiro View Post
    I have added the full verse, maybe that would help.

    Thank you for your reply.
    It doesn't.

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    Re: Threw you the obvious (the meaning)

    Not the foggiest. Put it down to experience - song lyrics are frequently incomprehensible.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Threw you the obvious (the meaning)

    How does a person whose home country is Kazakhstan come to have Rhaeto-Romance as a native language?

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    Re: Threw you the obvious (the meaning)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    How does a person whose home country is Kazakhstan come to have Rhaeto-Romance as a native language?
    Oh, I need to change it to Russian. Maybe I missed that part when I was editing my profile information.

    Is it really important, anyway?

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    Re: Threw you the obvious (the meaning)

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Not the foggiest. Put it down to experience - song lyrics are frequently incomprehensible.
    If there's no clear meaning, there must be versions. Is it some kind of phraseologism?

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    Re: Threw you the obvious (the meaning)

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiro View Post
    Oh, I need to change it to Russian. Maybe I missed that part when I was editing my profile information.

    Is it really important, anyway?
    Yes, it's important.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Threw you the obvious (the meaning)

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiro View Post
    If there's no clear meaning, there must be versions. Is it some kind of phraseology?
    Let's be charitable and call it poetic licence (click on the underlined link).

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiro View Post
    Oh, I need to change it to Russian.

    Is it really important, anyway?
    Yes. Maybe somebody could give you an equivalent phrase in Russian. It wouldn't help you if we translated it into Rhaeto-Romance, would it?

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 04-Aug-2013 at 09:19.

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