There are a lot of people here who could school me on what they (Paul) were saying, but for what it’s worth, I always heard that first part as - "the fifth qrippen' week". And then, “Throwing us trunks as we’re starting to drown”. Like maybe they were burnt out on touring? Anyway, my favorite line in that song is “Some s*** on the needle, like your record”. Too cool! But then again, when I heard the Smith’s sing “Ask”, I heard “Nature is an angry tangerine” Instead of what was maybe intended: “Nature is a language can’t you read?”
"the fifth grippin week, an absolute must" sounds like something you'd see in connection with movie reviews. Like the hit movie is holding on to its number one spot for the fifth week, etc.
I always thought the lyrics were a bit of a smashup between movies/hollywood and a rant about getting used by a record company that doesn't care about their future (throwing them swimming trunks as they're starting to drown...)
The references to handshakes and checkbooks definitely evoke record deals to me. Perhaps he made references to movies to disguise it a bit, because writing directly about the band's woes just seems too . . . direct.
I always liked how he phrased the line "One of the years/Best aint sayin' much" instead of "One of the years best/Aint sayin' much". I always interpreted it to mean that even though it might be the best year in the band as far as success goes,it aint really that good.
Post by shoplifter on Nov 13, 2010 22:24:55 GMT -5
Wish I could remember which interview this came from, but I distinctly remember when PW was doing press for ASD that he mentioned the lyrics to the song were all the crossed out lines that he'd opted not to use for others on the record. Anyone else recall this, as well? I like that idea...whether he was jesting or not! ;D