Wednesday, June 25, 2014

"take me down; bring them up"-?

Focusing yesterday on "Dead Flowers" by the Stones (covered by several other groups, over the years), because while recently reading and typing here, & considering Sam Polk's article about wealth as an "addiction" on Wall Street, it kept bringing to mind that line,

"I'll be in my basement room, with a needle and a spoon" ... the first time I heard that song, was somewhat shocked, and thought, "Ooh -- are they singing about drugs??"  But I can see, now, that the metaphor is used to describe the most depressed and despairing that a person could be -- an analogy.  Not about drugs; about despair.

That song is done in the style of American country music -- (Keith loves country, as well as blues) --