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Offline Eponymous

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Re: the lyrics to "we Reach"...
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2006, 03:27:12 AM »
you mean jello isn't gay?
haha
now you're confusing me.
is he really?

i thought he just had a weird accent.
but he definately could be.
He's not.

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Re: the lyrics to "we Reach"...
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2006, 04:35:34 PM »
"Marge:"I think he prefers the company of men..."

Homer:"Who doesnt??""

great episode.  Was that the gay steel workers episode?  My friends dad is a steel worker, and my friend is a HUGE simpsons fan.  When that episode came out, we ripped on him so bad it wasnt even funny...

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Re: the lyrics to "we Reach"...
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2006, 04:55:15 PM »
"Marge:"I think he prefers the company of men..."

Homer:"Who doesnt??""

great episode.

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Re: the lyrics to "we Reach"...
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2006, 05:28:41 PM »

Repelled by just the sight
you take me you feel me comin on
It repells the big strong man
Now you want to take me for everything I am

THe speaker knows that the other person (the target) is out to take advantage of him or to get an advantage over him.  In actuality, they're equally or near equally matched, circling each other in hate.

Gotta word that's coming up coming up my throat.
It's a long ass word, gonna make me choke.

For whatever reason, the speaker is unable to actually express his hatred for the other or his opinion.  He attempts to socially defend himself from the other without being obvious about it.

I like to hold my pride
right in between my hands.
so I can feel it hang.


Not entirely clear on the function in relation to the overall, but it forms a bridge between the first and second halves of the song.

I could have hoped for a better piece of your man.

Now the speaker turns to someone else, referencing the first person.  Basically, I interpret this as "I wish you had ended up with someone better."

Better times I wrote for glass, less, wind.

This is tricky, but very cool once you figure it out.

For glass, i.e. false, worthless fake gems, i.e. nothign of value.  Less, less than that: Wind, nothing, empty air.
So the line could translate:
In better times, I would do this for little or nothing.  (Or, "If times were better, I would do this for little or nothing")

From both behinds in back, we're reaching one of each, in time.

So what is the cause of the problem?  A love triangle.  Both the speaker, and the second person being spoken do are doing these things behind the back of the hated one.  Of course, what we do behind the backs of others, we must do behind our own backs, as we decieve ourselves.

Heart like a picture to be.

Another break in subject.  Another great but tricky line.
"Heart" an obvious symbol for love, and in many Melvins songs, emotion in general.  Like a picture to be,  in other words,
To be pictured.  The line could be translated as "Love as I picture it to be," or "I picture [this situation] in the way I want it to be, which is love.

Hardly, we reach. (said in orgasmic voice)

But hat picture he holds in his mind cannot be attained.  But, neither can he stop reaching for it.  As in "A man's reach should exceed his grasp"

Pentalarc (Rene They Call Him)
Carmine, I request permission to hit Ragano

Wait 4 months, do a search for "The Melvins Heresy"

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Re: the lyrics to "we Reach"...
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2006, 08:05:10 AM »
didn't know Don Knotts got into some trouble.....

Uh....this ending of the song was just meant to be sort of thier version of the Stooges "We Will Fall", from what I remember being told.
Homosexual clues aside, I think that is all it was.

no thats an old John Waters x-mas card  :lol: