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to_dizzy
(kook)
10/16/05 03:47 PM
She sighed like twig the wonder kid- gibberish  

"She'd sigh like twig the wonder kid"

I guess this line from Drive In Saturday, above all others, proves that Bowie's lyrics are nonsense.

"twig the wonder kid" is Bowie's nickname for the model Twiggy. Twiggy is not famous for sighing. We don't even know if she even sighed at all. So, telling us that some character in a song sighed like Twiggy tells us nothing.

How about if I told you that somebody sighed like Twiggy, would that explain anything to you?



ghostlove
(electric tomato)
10/16/05 03:50 PM
Re: She sighed like twig the wonder kid- gibberish new [re: to_dizzy]  

i believed it could be a thought that takes you to the abstract as opposed to as a direct image. This is one of the many reasons cutup is used in lyrics. To convey meanings that are not a direct relationship to a known source. It appeals to the 'Other' that lies in our consciousness.

ice



FastChanges
(crash course raver)
10/16/05 03:56 PM
Re: She sighed like twig the wonder kid- gibberish new [re: to_dizzy]  

"She'd shag like Zig the wonder kid" would have been a better lyric.

Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.

Dara
(NiteFlitez643)
10/16/05 03:57 PM
Re: She sighed like twig the wonder kid- gibberish new [re: to_dizzy]  

In reply to:

How about if I told you that somebody sighed like Twiggy, would that explain anything to you?


Maybe not, but it would conjure up an intriguing image, and perhaps make me wonder.

Slan leat,

Dara

"Ireland is a great country to go to if you think you're drinking too much. Because it turns out you're not even close"

to_dizzy
(kook)
10/16/05 04:19 PM
Re: She sighed like twig the wonder kid- gibberish new [re: Dara]  

Maybe "twig" is not twiggy. Maybe she's another freaky, deformed character from a strange time and place like Shaky, The Reverend Alabaster, Aladdin Sane, Lady Grinning Soul, Billy Doll, Jean Genie, and others in a post-war partying America.



ogeretla
(kook)
10/16/05 05:32 PM
Levity new [re: to_dizzy]  

Perhaps it simply isn't an artist's obligation to make cognitively significant utterances--especially, after all, when that artist was exceedingly high on cocaine. Legions of positivists would claim that any artistic expression, insofar as it departs from the canon of straighforward descriptions of real physical entities, is semantically empty. If this is truly the case (which is debatable), why not flaunt meaningfulness as a criterion for true art?

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must remain silent.

blacktropic84
(cracked actor)
10/16/05 05:46 PM
Re: She sighed like twig the wonder kid- gibberish new [re: to_dizzy]  

Let's ask ourselves "Who is Twiggy?". She is a beautiful, rich super model. At parties she is always the center of attention. At restaurants she gets whatever she wants, even if it is not on the menu. She could have any man she wanted, and they all wanted her.

So why would she sigh? Why would Kurt Cobain become depressed and shoot himself?

The full lyric:

his name was always Buddy
and he'd shrug and ask to stay
and she'd sigh like Twig the Wonderkid
and turn her face away
she's uncertain if she likes him
but she knows she really loves him
it's a crash course for the ravers
it's a Drive-In Saturday


This girl always gets what she wants, but for once, she doesn't even know what she wants. At the beginning of the song "Buddy" is trying to get our girl into bed so he can make love to her.

Twiggy, whenever asked to fuck, would sigh and turn her head from the horny imbecile in front of her. Our girl is sick of being pressured into having sex, sick of her man asking and asking and asking and asking, even know she knows she loves him. She sighs, like Twig the Wonder Kid, and turns her face away.

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You are a real bastard!!! --- Claude

to_dizzy
(kook)
10/16/05 06:45 PM
Re: She sighed like twig the wonder kid- gibberish new [re: blacktropic84]  

Okay, that makes sense.



GreatApe
(wild eyed peoploid)
10/16/05 07:41 PM
Re: She sighed like twig the wonder kid- gibberish new [re: to_dizzy]  

you just got bitch-slapped by analysis.

actually, it was a good question. i lot of bowie's lyrics have little surface value - tends to make you think and derive your own meaning from it. sometimes, no mental image is made, so it becomes nonsense to this particular person.

And what costumes shall the poor girl wear to all tomorrow's parties? Thursday's.... fucking SHIT! - All Tomorrow's Parties Demo, Take 1

BigFatDog
(electric tomato)
10/17/05 07:36 AM
Re: She sighed like twig the wonder kid- gibberish new [re: to_dizzy]  

In reply to:

Billy Doll


He was real

____

Sing you little fuckers, sing like you have no choice


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