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    Interpretation problem

    Hi Guys,

    I stumbled on this expression and it isn't really clear to me

    "You turn me every which way but loose."

    Does it mean:

    You do anything you like with me except let me go/ set me free/ send me away?

    or

    You do all sort of things with me except get rid of me?

    or simply

    I can't get you out of my mind?

    Can someone please help me out here
    Last edited by Mahi93; 11-May-2009 at 19:51.

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    Re: Interpretation problem

    Google found me this.

    If I understand the lyrics well, although the guy knows he's heading towards an impossible relationship, he simply can't let go of the girl.

    If so, then my third interpretation should be the right one, can anyone confirm please?

    Every Which Way but Loose
    Eddie Rabbitt
    (Dorff/Brown/Garrett)

    I've always been the kind of man who doesn't believe in strings
    Long term obligations are just unnecessary things
    But girl you've got me thinkin', while I'm drinking one more beer
    If I'm headed for a heartache, then why the hell am I still here

    I'm testin' my resistance and its wearin' mighty thin
    I got the feelin' I should leave before the roof caves in
    My mind tells me to move along but my body begs me stay
    And now I feel the need to hold you close and love the night away

    Chorus:

    While you're turnin' me
    Every which way but loose
    You turn me every which way but loose
    Inside the fire's burnin' me
    In mind you just keep turnin' me
    Every which way but loose
    Baby there's no excuse
    To turn me every which way but loose

    When the sun comes up in the mornin' it should find me someplace new
    But right this minute all I want is to lay here next to you
    Those memories still keep callin' me from somewhere in my past
    Better hurry if they want me cause I can feel me fading fast

    (Chorus)

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    #3

    Re: Interpretation problem

    Amazing how many modern songwriters seem to "lay" things in their songs.


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    #4

    Re: Interpretation problem

    You never let me go

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    #5

    Re: Interpretation problem

    Thanks for the response Anglika and Searching for language.

    I was close, wasn't I?

    But one more question, is this a common saying or is it just a writers construction?


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    #6

    Re: Interpretation problem

    The writer's construct, but has become a commonly heard expression.

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