April 11, 2006
Lyricritical - Fell
Here’s this week’s song snippet.
but while I am lying here
trying to fight the tears
I’ll prove to the crowd that I come out stronger
though I think I might lie here a little longer
1) Where’s it from?
Posted by James at April 11, 2006 11:03 AM
2) What’s your one-word impression? (Feel free to elaborate)
My very first impression was that this was a boxer who might be down for the count after an failed comeback effort (perhaps because you said "fell" and I thought "fallen"), but maybe this is some other type of has-been (maybe a rock star or actor) who's hiding in bed at home after a long absence or embarrassment.
1. I keep thinking this is someone who was just dumped. Maybe I've heard it before.
1. A '70s band of some sort?
1. Beats Me
Sounds like someone fighting a serious illness, which they intend to beat but which has left them bedridden for a time. Or perhaps they are truly doomed and don't want to admit it to themselves (as in "I'll be up and about any day now, just not today.")
You don't see a clown, in the ring at the circus, who has just blown the act?
Could be a clown. Maybe a killer klown.
How about a killer klown who's in a klezmer band?
For those interested, this is from the song "The Sporting Life" by the Decemberists (the folks who also recorded "16 military Wives.")
It's about a guy who falls in the middle of some sports match (football, I think) and experiences the disappointment of the crowd, the crushing of his father's aspirations, and the embarassment of his girlfriend cozying up to the captain of the opposing team.
I feel "resignation" when I hear this snippet. It's an odd song, but at this point I htink he has wanted to please everyone but is starting to realize that maybe it's just not his thing.
Clown falling in front of crowd, athlete falling in front of crowd: both are performers.
Not too far off, I'd say.
1) Clueless, like always