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Pickle
(mortal with potential)
08/05/03 04:16 PM
Cracked Actor  

In reply to:

I've come on a few years from my Hollywood Highs
The best of the last, the cleanest star they ever had
I'm stiff on my legend, the films that I made
Forget that I'm fifty cause you just got paid


Pretty straight-forward. He is a Hollywood celebrity type with a career going down the drain and he hires a hooker.

In reply to:

Crack, baby, crack, show me you're real
Smack, baby, smack, is that all that you feel
Suck, baby, suck, give me your head
Before you start professing that you're knocking me dead


The alternating of the words "crack" and "smack" let us know that the protagonist of this song is speed-balling through this sexual encounter, and so is the hooker. They're doing crack and herion. But there is a double entendre, perhaps trible entendre in the use of the word crack. "Crack baby crack show me you're real." Crack is all the hooker responds to. And so does he. He's not sure if they are "real" any more. "Smack" has an alternate meaning as well. Not only does it refer to them shooting-up, but they have gotten in to a brawl over the fact that he didn't use a condom. They fucked in a dark hotel room and they were both high. Even though she was somewhat conscientious about her sexual health, the circumstances left her oblivious to the fact that Sil Lancelot was not wearing his shield.

SO, they are both "smack"-ing each other, and now she is worried that she is going to give birth to a crack baby if she doesn't have an abortion. "Crack baby crack."

The "Before you start professing that you're knocking me dead" lyric refers to the fact that she is hitting him repeatedly with a blunt object, possibly a hotel chair.

In reply to:

You caught yourself a trick down on Sunset and Vine
But since he pinned you baby you're a porcupine
You sold me illusions for a sack full of cheques
You've made a bad connection 'cause I just want your sex


Now this old actor is singing about what happened to the hooker after his encounter with her. She met David Bowie "down on Sunset and Vine," and since he "pinned" her i.e. fucked her during a sado-masochistic orgy, including the use of "pins," she has become such a fan that she went to a hairstylist and had her hair shaped into a mullet. This is why she suddenly resembles a "porcupine," where as she didn't during the early events described in the song.

The illusion that she sold the actor for the sack full of cheques was the lie that he still "had-it." He no longer "had-it." He was replaced in the public eye by Burt Reynolds.




After such knowledge, what forgiveness?

Cucumber
(kook)
08/06/03 01:19 AM
Re: Cracked Actor new [re: Pickle]  

Great stuff, Picks!
High quality entertainment.

...the reason of the unreason with which my reason is afflicted so weakens my reason that with reason I murmur at your beauty;..

Edited by Cucumber on 08/06/03 01:20 AM (server time).



revidescent
(cracked actor)
08/06/03 01:25 AM
Re: Cracked Actor new [re: Pickle]  

That was interesting. Good work!

Andrée-Anne

There will always be a space in my parking lot
When you need a little coke and sympathy


zigbot
(wild eyed peoploid)
08/07/03 08:45 PM
Re: Cracked Actor new [re: Cucumber]  

Interesting--if you were doing this tongue in cheek. If you were SERIOUS, then I doubt Bowie--or anyone--thought about "crack babies" in 1973. They basically just had cocaine back then, not its more evil stepsister "crack."

Plus, I figure you were kidding--thanks to the last interpretive bit involving the mullet. Good one!

Zigbot

StrangeDrugs
(cracked actor)
08/08/03 10:47 AM
Re: Cracked Actor new [re: Pickle]  

Careful...Speedballs are COKE and herion, not crack.

Other than that, great. It reminds me of someone's wonderful interpretation of "Hearts Filthy Lesson" (anyone remember...cos I'm pretty sure its been archived)...the one about the Laugh Motel.

Or the "don't sit down" interp, about pregnancy........damn when did you people (excluding pickle) get so dull?

I am a black and white ghost
in a black and invisible dress


Patches
(cracked actor)
08/09/03 01:03 PM
Re: Cracked Actor new [re: Pickle]  

Good interpretation, Pickle. I agree with the post b4 me, tho. be careful with your drug slang.

__________________________________________
Suspicious minds
Don't talk of dust and roses
----
Some people would say that's real sloppy. But I say: To err is human, to forgive, DIVINE"
-- Little Bonaparte (some like it hot)

vintagerock24
(grinning soul)
08/10/03 09:31 PM
Re: Cracked Actor new [re: Pickle]  

Okay to me 'Crack Baby,Crack' means.....break open out of your shell show me your a real person.

"But nothings gonna change my world, Nothings gonna change my world....."

StrangeDrugs
(cracked actor)
08/11/03 10:41 AM
Re: Cracked Actor new [re: vintagerock24]  

Yes I agree...but if you actually READ pickle's post I'm sure you'll find you're an idiot.

I am a black and white ghost
in a black and invisible dress


vintagerock24
(grinning soul)
08/11/03 11:20 PM
Re: Cracked Actor new [re: StrangeDrugs]  

I'll actually find I am an idoit... oh thanks.. your kind

"This is a song that I wrote when I was young,and I called it the broken hearted blues....."

DigitalTiina
(grinning soul)
09/05/03 02:48 AM
Re: Cracked Actor new [re: Pickle]  

I love the song. The guitar work is very heavy and the lyrics are homosexual. What more can one want?

If everyone read slash everyday, there'd be no wars.


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