AnonymousIt’s about laying your burden down and letting go. When I was getting sober it was all about sobriety… after a divorce it was about letting go and not wallowing in self pity.
Author One from Sunset, La.An interesting interpretation of Tom Waits song ‘ Come on up to the house’. The preceding comments at least gives the lyrics of the song some perspective. My take is that the house is not real, but rather a metaphorical reference. The house can refer to a common table where reason can ensue. That metaphorical table allows for reason, different points of view and sober discussion to take place, especially in a disjointed world of hatred, bitterness and divisiveness, to occur. Dr. Martin Luther king said it this way; ‘If we do not learn to live together as brothers, we will together as fools’. This is simply a personal perspective(mine).
Michael Jackson's "Liberian Girl" opens with the South African female singer Letta Mbulu saying the Swahili phrase "Naku penda piya-naku taka piya-mpenziwe." There was some geographic liberty here, as Swahili is not spoken in the West African nation of Liberia.
The Naughty by Nature hit "O.P.P." doesn't have any curse words, but many oversensitive radio stations played a "clean" version with the word "kitten" edited out, surely the first time that word was censured.
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.