Friday, May 15, 2009

It took seconds of your time to take his life; it took seconds.

Now, I like this song a lot; I think it's the best track from Dare!, which is saying something. Still--I can't help finding that refrain sort of amusing in perhaps unintended ways. We presume it's meant indicate something like "for you it only took a moment, but for him it took his entire life. Jerk." But the way "seconds" is emphasized always makes me think that it's not so much assassination qua assassination that annoys ol' Phil as it is the lack of pride that goes into a kill that takes mere seconds. "A real artist would have take at least minutes, preferably hours," he seems to be saying. "What kind of philistine are you?"


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