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Strawman
(crash course raver)
12/28/02 10:54 AM
Past the gasworks.........  

"Strikes the bell for 5 o' clock" - (Not 5.15, as in '5.15 The Angels Have Gone'?)

Arthur "Screws the tops on all the bottles" - (Is Arthur a bottle-fancier?)

He goes on to cycle past the gasworks, past the river - (Could this be the same river Bowie jumped into in the 'Candidate'?)

The chorus suggests that Arthur follows Batman..........Where to exactly?

Much to mothers despair, Arthur meets Sally, who is a bad cook - (Lodgers 'Repetition' springs to mind - Though there's no mention in the song that Arthur knocks Sally about, an unknown source has disclosed that the Sally character wore a blue dress)

Arthur goes back to serving in the family shop - (Is this the cornershop, also in 'Candidate' that sells papier mache?)

In the final line of the final chorus, Arthur decides to follow mother - (Is this the same mum as in 'Ashes To Ashes'?) - And does Arthur follow mother instead of Batman? - Or did Batman drop Arthur because of Robin?


I think there's more to 'Uncle Arthur' - (Uncle Floyd?) - Than meets the eye.








SillyBoy
(grinning soul)
12/28/02 11:32 AM
Re: Past the gasworks......... new [re: Strawman]  

Uncle Arthur followed mother straight to the grave and who was there, standing beside that grave?
our beloved Mr. Gravedigger of course...

"You don`t put a bra in a drier, it warps!"

Strawman
(crash course raver)
12/28/02 11:54 AM
Re: Past the gasworks......... new [re: SillyBoy]  

Silly Boy Blue, is the adopted Tibetan child that grew to be Uncle Arthur.

See the connection in the title - 'Silly Boy Blue' - where 'Uncle Arthur' character, 'Sally', wore the blue dress!

The very dress that Anne went on to wear in 'Repetition.'

The girl that Arthur/Johnny, could have married.

Which leads me to another question:

Is the girl in 'Blue Jean' in fact 'Anne' from 'Repetition'?

This could explain the camouflaged face.







SillyBoy
(grinning soul)
12/28/02 12:13 PM
Re: Past the gasworks......... new [re: Strawman]  

Well, that would explain many things...
Let say, that she is. And somewhere between of her birth and dead, she had a child, a little girl, who's name was
(Little) Babe grace. And we all know what happened to her...


"You don`t put a bra in a drier, it warps!"

StrangeDrugs
(electric tomato)
12/28/02 12:25 PM
Re: Past the gasworks......... new [re: SillyBoy]  

well, I would add my interpretation of the song...but it seems maybe I'm missing the joke, so I'll just sit quietly.


Richard Cory went home last night and put a bullet through his head.

SillyBoy
(grinning soul)
12/28/02 01:04 PM
Re: Past the gasworks......... new [re: StrangeDrugs]  

maybe I'm not the right person to say this but add it! this not a private joke...

"You don`t put a bra in a drier, it warps!"

Strawman
(crash course raver)
03/22/03 05:54 AM
Re: Past the gasworks......... new [re: StrangeDrugs]  

In reply to:

...but it seems maybe I'm missing the joke.


That's understandable. You're American.



StrangeDrugs
(crash course raver)
03/22/03 12:16 PM
Re: Past the gasworks......... new [re: Strawman]  

You had to revive a thread in INTERPRETATION to make a stupid-america comment? Come with me to coffee shop, fuckwit, this shit doesn't belong here.

Richard Cory went home last night and put a bullet through his head.


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