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Rainydaygirl
(absolute beginner )
04/09/02 11:52 PM
We Prick You new  

Been listening to this track a lot lately, never really seen it
discussed here before. Does anyone else here think this song
deals with the subject of drug rape. Listen to the lyrics again
and tell me what you think. Lines like 'wanna be screwin when
the nightmare comes, wanna come quick then die' implies the
abuser knows he's done wrong, but can't help himself. Another
line 'momma can't help you, daddy can't tell' implies the victim
is at the mercy of the abuser. Another is 'where have all the flowers gone' implying that the abuser thinks she's not a virgin.
Then to top it off he taunts 'tell the truth, tell the truth, we pick you' he wants the victim to remember and wants to be caught
for his guilty crimes. Just a thought anyway.



Isolar_
(crash course raver)
04/10/02 00:43 AM
Re: We Prick You new [re: Rainydaygirl]  

I always had the thought that telling the truth isn't always the best thing to do, cause once you do, then people will mess with you about it for life, thus prick.

(hence bowie admitting he was a bisexual, taking it back, then admitting it again)

ISO.


I really care a lot, altho I look like I do not



Rainydaygirl
(absolute beginner )
04/10/02 01:25 AM
Re: We Prick You new [re: Isolar_]  

I know where your coming from on a deeper level, from my
post. Kinda what i'm trying to do is make some sense of the
album as a whole, as a concept album. What i love about Outside is the layering of music and lyrics, every time you listen to it you find something new both musically and lyrically. This song to me, has over the years sprung up all kinds of suggestions. It's interesting what your saying, i was
looking at it maybe on a more superficial level. That's the beauty of these songs, always more to find in them. I want to know everyone else's interpretation and ideas, as it's a song that's not discussed much. For me such a happy go lucky tune, with the lyric so dark and foreboding, genius!



Trash
(electric tomato)
04/10/02 04:59 AM
Re: We Prick You new [re: Rainydaygirl]  

I never looked at it that way. For me it's more a sequel to "Five Years". The world is coming to an end, outside there is chaos and the main character just want to get it done, dissapointed by life and people, have a last screw and die.

http://www.dreamwater.net/music/serenity/

Isolar_
(crash course raver)
04/10/02 05:55 AM
Re: We Prick You new [re: Rainydaygirl]  

and yes I agree .1 Outside is a work of genious... prolly some of bowie/eno's best collaborations...

ISO

I really care a lot, altho I look like I do not



GoodMorningGrrl
(kook)
04/10/02 07:57 AM
Re: We Prick You new [re: Trash]  

I've always viewed it like that... I just always thought the line was "momma can I kiss you"... oh well.

Good post.

~You know the sort~

http://legallycripple.homestead.com

shambuei
(electric tomato)
04/10/02 08:15 AM
Re: We Prick You new [re: GoodMorningGrrl]  

you know
it is said
that bowie has been using a cut--up techincs on
outside's lyrics
a lot
so i guess interpretations can't really work here
(not that they ever can work, of course)

////////////////////////////////sad

ErichJohann
(electric tomato)
04/10/02 03:05 PM
Re: We Prick You new [re: shambuei]  

In reply to:

it is said
that bowie has been using a cut--up techincs on
outside's lyrics
a lot


Yes, but is has not been said a lot what is so good about it. And please don`t come up with explanations including the words "innovative", "creative" or "interesting".


And I want to believe
In the madness that calls 'now'


ExquisiteCorpse
(electric tomato)
04/10/02 04:43 PM
Search new [re: Rainydaygirl]  

In reply to:

I want to know everyone else's interpretation and ideas, as it's a song that's not discussed much


search function. I've contributed to ripping this song apart with many others.

Put your head down on the floor and step on it.

Sysiyo
(acolyte)
04/12/02 09:22 AM
We prick you, don't we? new [re: ExquisiteCorpse]  

I've allways seem this song (outside the Outside conceot, that is) as a ... conversation between a heterosexual and a homosexual person (or possibly a trans-sexual person)... but it's not about the gay person telling about his or hers sexual orientation, s/he is yelling at the straight person, asking him/her to admit that homosexual people bother him/her.

In reply to:

I just always thought the line was "momma can I kiss you"...


According the the TW lyrics archive, it is.

In reply to:

Yes, but is has not been said a lot what is so good about it. And please don`t come up with explanations including the words "innovative", "creative" or "interesting".


But ErichJohann, have you noticed how innovative it is to write lyrics for a concept album using the cut-up technique. It is just so different and creative. I find it very interesting to try to interprent that kind of lyrics, and it's also quite interesting to see how people relate to this creative method.

Was that enough?
Actually, seriously speaking (and trying to ansver decently), I personally don't really care for how the lyrics have been written. If they fit the tune, they're good. If not, they're bad. And to tell the truth, I like when the "message," so to speak, is not evident, but is rather mixed into the song here and there. It makes interpretating a lot more interesting.

In reply to:

search function. I've contributed to ripping this song apart with many others.


The bad thing is, not all those threads exist anymore.

Mirage!


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