Hmmm, that gives me yet another idea. What if Miranda was the unnamed artist that was pregnant with Grace that went to the store. Then the line means that Ramona is not literally wearing her clothes but assuming the position of Grace's mother or caretaker. A posible motive; jealousy. Ramona claims to be an 'Artiste' with no enemies, but perhaps i was because no one thought much of her art. So when this grand artist walks in, she can't help but try to take her place. Perhaps even losing herself and becoming deranged to the point where she doesn't know who she really is. Then she later proclaims, "I am with name, i am Ramona A. Stone".
Another interesting thing, Adler states, "Now Leon
He couldn't wait for 12 o'clock midnight
He jumps up on the stage
With a criss criss machete
And slashes around cutting a zero on everything
I mean a zero in the fabric of time itself."
This is also mentioned in "...Oxford Town" when Leon says'
"If I had not ripped the fabric
If time had not stood still.
If I had not meet Ramona
If I'd only paid my bills."
My question is, midnight of what day? I had always assumed midnight as in the crossing to the year 2000, but that doesn't seem to fit. And what stage is he jumping on?
NOTE: This album seems to delve into many different art forms; The MUSIC is outside, I was an ARTISTE, thru these ARCHITECT's eyes, and the diary of Nathan Adler serves as the art of writing.
Toni! the narcoleptic tiger!