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Breeders exegesis

CJ’s explanation of “Cannonball”:

“I think she’s going to get married to somebody, and she knows he’s a cannonball, but he’s just dressed up as a human.”

He’s right, isn’t he?

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In which I improve on Sting

The worst lyric Sting ever wrote, obviously, was

It’s no use, he sees her, he starts to shake and cough

Just like the old man in that book by Nabokov

But if he’d changed the last line to

Just like the robot in that book by Asimov

it would have been the best lyric he ever wrote.

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Kiss this guy

More lyrics according to CJ. The Annie Lennox song “Walking on Broken Glass,” is called “Walking Down so Fast.” In Joe Jackson’s “It’s Different for Girls,” the line “No, not love, she said” is rendered by CJ (more poignantly, in his conceptual universe) as “No, no lunch, you said.”

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