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?
2) What’s your one-word impression? (Feel free to elaborate)

Posted by James at April 11, 2006 11:03 AM
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1) no idea
2) wuss

Posted by: Maggie at April 11, 2006 11:15 AM

1. Dunno
2. Defeated

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.

Posted by: Julie at April 11, 2006 11:26 AM

1. I keep thinking this is someone who was just dumped. Maybe I've heard it before.

2. recovering

Posted by: Mike L. at April 11, 2006 12:06 PM

1. A '70s band of some sort?
2. Clowns.

Posted by: Patti M. at April 11, 2006 1:26 PM

1. Beats Me
2. Sickness

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.")

Posted by: Chuck S. at April 11, 2006 1:29 PM

You don't see a clown, in the ring at the circus, who has just blown the act?

Posted by: Patti M. at April 11, 2006 2:18 PM

Could be a clown. Maybe a killer klown.

Posted by: James at April 11, 2006 2:28 PM

How about a killer klown who's in a klezmer band?

Posted by: Patti M. at April 11, 2006 2:30 PM

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.

Posted by: James at April 11, 2006 4:28 PM

Clown falling in front of crowd, athlete falling in front of crowd: both are performers.

Not too far off, I'd say.

Posted by: Patti M. at April 12, 2006 8:17 AM

1) Clueless, like always
2) Gin!

Posted by: Derek at April 13, 2006 9:48 AM

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