Friday, August 7, 2009

Cuz we all have wings

122. INXS - "Never Tear Us Apart" (Mercury, 1987)
"we could live for a thousand years, but if I hurt you, I'll make wine for your tears
I've been sitting here for 20 minutes trying to make sense of that "but"; maybe trying to offer up one of my usual creative misreadings or something. But it doesn't make sense. It doesn't make any sense. The potentially unusual lifespan of our characters seems to have very little to do with the wine bit, unless it's a riff on aging and wine, but then while an "and" would make some semblance of sense the "but" still doesn't. This song is soaring and anthemic and wonderful and impossible not to sing along to, though.

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