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Explanation added by Paul LJ Catlow
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I crossed the ocean
For a heart of gold
Comic author Douglas Adams insisted the sci-fi radio show he was writing and producing should draw on his favourite musical and cultural references. The two original radio series of "The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy" are replete with references to 1970's music which range from obscure to blatant. (Even the Bee Gees "Stayin' Alive" is used at one point.) Here, Neil Young's search that takes him from Hollywood and to Redwood and across oceans becomes the name of the most powerful galaxy-spanning spacecraft ever built.
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Explanation added by Anne
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At sya'y narito alay sakin wagas na pag-ibig
Nalilitong litong litong lito
It means there is one guy who loves her and she doesn't love him back and there is this guy who she really wants. Now she is really getting confused on which one is she going to choose the one she loves or the one who loves her.
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Fun. – Carry On
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Meaning added by oneperson
I live with a nerve damage in all my limbs. My symptoms mimic ALS or MS... but my current diagnoses are B6 toxicity and polyradicultis. Part of my symptoms are incredible heaviness and weakness in all my limbs, and fatigue, and pain. It sometimes feels like I'm carrying a dead body strapped to my own still-living body. It sometimes feels like the entire molten, magnetic center of the earth is pulling me with all its might. Music is one of my main therapies, and the chorus to this song is one of my main boosters. I think this song is most likely about a relationship between two lovers...and all the emotions in between and inside and outside. But for me... it's about those times I feel like I'm sinking like a stone... literally. My feet upon the ground is one of my goals every day. I want to hear them walk, and stomp. I want to hear the gravel and the path beneath my steps. I want to feel the earth. Before I got this illness, I was a backpacker. My dream was (and still is, though it's hanging by a thread) to thru hike the 2180-mile Appalachian Trail (AT). I'm over 50 years old... but it is still my dream. I may never see that dream... but I will carry on, carry on....maybe somewhere down the path, I can hike the AT. If I can, I'm sure these lyrics will go with me. Read more →
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Explanation added by littleoddstar
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Permanent Jet Lag
Please take me back, please take be back
Jet lag is used to describe the fatigue gained after changing time zones. By saying that the jet lag is permanent, the artist is saying that the fatigue was induced by existence and that they want to go back to not existing. Read more →
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Explanation added by KayP
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Every fire I’ve ignited
Faded to gray
All of the relationships he's started or had with anybody in his life seem to slowly fade from memory or start to fade out of his life.
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Explanation added by BOB101
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I'm no fool, no, I'm not a follower
I don't take things as they come
If they bring me down
Life can be cruel if you're a
dreamer
I just wanna have some fun
Don't tell me what can't be done
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It is saying that she is not stupid and will not follow like others and if something is wrong she won't take it that way. Life can be cruel but she just wants to have some fun.
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Explanation added by Kevy1
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Boy, look at you, looking at me
I know you know how I feel
Loving you is hard, being here is harder
You take the wheel
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don't wanna do this anymore, it's so surreal
I can't survive if this is all that's real
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She senses that he understands her distorted feelings. There is a struggle to love him and be in his presents because she probably doesn't know where she stand with him. She no longer want to try anymore, she just want to leave the choice to him because she just can't figure out their relationship. The existing relationship is a wrong depiction of what she truly wants. She is feeling immense emotions and her heart will break if it continues on this way. Read more →
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Meaning added by Gladstone
Some poetic techniques used in this song are: Simile - "You ought to keep me concealed just like I was a weapon". This simile helps the reader/listener to realise that he is a bad/dangerous person in this situation. Imagery - "I'm gonna get you to burst just like you were a bubble". This line puts a representation of a picture in the reader/listeners mind of what will happen. Repetition - "another way, another way, another way you hurt me, baby". The singer has chosen to repeat this not only to make it catchy, but also to emphasise she hurt him repeatedly in many different ways. She continues to hurt him over and over. Rhyme Scheme - The rhyme scheme in the first stanza is as follows: A-A-B-B-C-C-D-D. Alliteration - "Try to say live, live and let live" This line has 4 words starting with the letter "l". Assonance - Assonance is a line which has words with the same vowel sound in them. An example in this song is the line "I didn't come for a fight but I will fight til the end". The words "I" and "fight" are both repeated twice giving the "I" sound four times. The words "didn't", "will" and "til" all have the same sound too. Read more →
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I think it's to do with a break up which leads to the person realising he's changed and being upset with himself about what he's become because of the line "what have I become?" being repeated for one thing. I think about break ups because of lines like "your love is just you along" as if she wanted something from him and now he's realised that he's being used and exploited and that the love he thought they had was a lie. The line from "I sew my eyes sh*t just to sleep" to "no sonnet for the recently deceased" suggests to me that he is struggling physically as well as emotionally to deal with the feeling because it's stopping him sleeping and "I lie awake just to hear you scream" suggests he's annoyed with the person for the whole situation and wants to hear them screaming in agony or dead to take it out on them but without doing it himself because otherwise he would have said something more like "I lie awake just to beat you up". "Strip the world and paint it f**king black" is referring to him feeling depressed. Black is seen as a negative colour and so stripping the world and painting it black would be reflecting how he is feeling and taking the situation. Anyway. This is a great song and who knows? Everything I've written could very well be horribly wrong. Read more →
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Explanation added by Adam McDonald
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He said, "Let's get out of this town
Drive out of this city, away from the crowds"
I thought, heaven can't help me now
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othing lasts forever
But this is gonna take me down
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The eventual fall out has arrived. He wants to move away and she wants to stay back. He says the 'crowd' is too much. Crowd is in reference to the people who are against their relationship. Nothing can help them now-not even the gods above!

The singer was expecting this. She is already making up her mind saying 'nothing lasts forever'. She is trying to be brave at the face of the breakup. This is a totally new Taylor Swift. But she is a human nonetheless-this breakup will hurt as much as any other.
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Explanation added by Abbey Adrián
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I can't feel my face when I'm with you
This is an expression commonly used to describe the numbing feel that starts in your face when you are under the influence of cocaine, he's talking about being high on it.
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Explanation added by Eline Kooij
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Strawberry fields
Strawberry Field was a Salvation Army home in Liverpool. As a child John often came here, even though his aunt and guardian Mimi didn't approve of it. John had many happy memories about this place.
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Explanation added by natalief010
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I'll wait, I'll wait
He is saying that he will wait for her for as long as it takes her to recover, and forgive him for whatever he did.
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Explanation added by Paul LJ Catlow
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Sweet child in time you'll see the line
The line that's drawn between good and the bad
A song about anger, rage, guilt and redemption. It has a keyboards introduction which, as any music instrument shop owner will tell you, is as instantly recognizable and as iconic as that to "Smoke on the Water".
>The opening lines are about hard experience acting as a practical teacher, demonstrating the difference between right and wrong. The Child In Time is aware of having responded to an injustice by doing an even worse thing and is resigned to his fate. This is the song in full:

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