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Vampire Weekend – Oxford Comma lyrics
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I can't believe I signed up just to explain this. An Oxford Comma is the optional comma before the word 'and' in a list. Many people care about this stuff (trust me, I'm friends with many of them). Actually people argue about weather or not an Oxford Comma should be present. Many people are strongly opinionated. He's saying "Who gives a fuck...?" The whole song is about how people are too focused on stupid things. Ironically we're all sitting here debating about the stupid things he was talking about. The 'Oxford Comma' and the 'Oxford Climber' represent all the stupid things people care too much about (like the meaning of the song--who cares? Just enjoy the song).
On 28 January 2008, Michael Hogan of Vanity Fair interviewed Ezra Koenig regarding the title of the song and its relevance to the song's meaning. Koenig said that he first encountered the Oxford comma (an optional comma before the word "and" at the end of a list) when a group of Columbia University students had created a group titled "Students for the Preservation of the Oxford Comma", which prompted the idea of the song several months later while sitting at a piano in his parents' house. He began "writing the song and the first thing that came out was 'Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?'". He stated that the song "is more about not giving a fuck than about Oxford commas." .
On 28 January, Michael Hogan of Vanity Fair interviewed Ezra Koenig, regarding the title of the song and its relevance to the song's meaning. Koenig said that he first encountered the Oxford comma when a group of Columbia University students had created a group titled "Students for the Preservation of the Oxford Comma", which prompted the idea of the song several months later whilst sitting at a piano in his parent's house. He began "writing the song and the first thing that came out was 'Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?'". He stated that the song "is more about not giving a fuck than about Oxford commas."
Hello - what's the meaning of the song "Oxford Comma?". My interpretation was as follows: Take the chapstick, put it on your lips = take the peter, put it on your lips (sexual abuse). (I) crack a smile, adjust my tie (I know your dirty, little secret!).
First the window, then it's to the wall (skeeting against the window, the wall). OK, my dirty fantasy...
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UnregisteredApr 8, 2012 at 10:05 pm
I think the overall meaning of the song is to not worry so much about the little things in life that don't matter. You don't need to lie to impress people 'why would you lie about how much coal you have? '. Its also saying instead of caring about the insignificant things, you should take care over the things that actually do matter in life 'know your boyfriend, unlike other guys\'.
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