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Sloan word play
- Subject: Sloan word play
- From: hobson\!/mprgate.mpr.ca (Darryll Hobson)
- Date: Wed, 17 Apr 1996 15:13:37 -0700 (PDT)
> While we're on the subject of sloan wordplay, here are a few of
>1) "I'm glad I didn't hold my breath, I'm already so blue." Stood Up
>2) "M.I.S.S. I assess the situation, differently." Median Strip
>(I think that's how they go!)
Sloan has some pretty cool lyrics. I like how they'll sometimes
change context like this chunk of "Lucky for Me":
"I'm sure that someone's dying to tell me
even if it isn't you
but if you want to I'm all ears
that's why I grow my hair so long"
The "I'm all ears" is figurative, but the line following it treats it as
if it was literal -- actually pretty hilarious.
Another all-time favorite is the unnatural 'sentence' breaks. This is
best seen in "Sleepover":
"Think that I could stay with you?
I realize it's after two
in the morning but I need
to put my head down and to feed
my empty belly but don't you worry
it's been awhile now
I'm in no hurry"
Which, incidentally, is my fav Sloan song...
best be off