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    Draw the blade way

    Hello,

    I would like to ask if the sentence Drew the blade way means the same like I drew the knife.

    Thank you very much

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    Re: Draw the blade way

    What is the source of 'Drew the blade way'?

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    Re: Draw the blade way

    It is a part of song lyrics by Tears for Fears.

    Drew the blade way too slow

    Was shackled by your honesty
    Made a mess, I guess I have should have known
    That life was lust and liberty
    Not a chance mutation or the last temptation
    Laid so low for so long, so low



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    Re: Draw the blade way

    Hi, Johny.

    You should read it as "drew the blade way too slow", not "drew the blade way".

    The 'way' in that phrase is an adverb, which means something like 'a lot'.
    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie.../english/way_2


    Please don't ask me what it means.
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 29-Sep-2015 at 03:36.

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    Re: Draw the blade way

    Yes, in this context it means:

    "Drew the blade far too slowly". (Meaning no.3 http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us...an_english/far )

    I know what the words mean, but I'm struggling to get the gist of the lyrics as a whole as well. It gives me the impression of a metaphor saying that the person took too long to fight back, and now life is a mess and misery, misery, misery. I say that because next lines are:

    "Into that void of silence
    Where we cry without sound
    Where tears roll down
    Where tears roll down".
    Last edited by Eckaslike; 28-Sep-2015 at 20:43.

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    #6

    Re: Draw the blade way

    Johny, this is about the only post you have made without giving the context at the start.

    With no context your title and question made no sense at all.

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    Re: Draw the blade way

    I think it may be a reference to 'severing ties'. Most of the song was written after Curt Smith left the group, so Roland Orzabal was 'solo'. Orzabal has admitted to 'so low' being a play on 'solo'. See 6.16 here. So maybe it took too long to sever/cut the ties of their partnershipp - i.e. they should have parted ways sooner.

    I think some of the other lines may be inside references to their friendship or parting, perhaps?
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