The Blacksummer'snight CD has been in heavy rotation in my car. So heavy, that on my morning drive to work, I know that by the time Maxwell gets to 'Stop The World', I should be pulling up to school (if I start the CD at Bad Habits).
Have you ever analyzed song lyrics to try to understand the song better? When I was younger, I'd even write lyrics down to help me memorize it so I could sing along.
There's this part in "Stop The World" I'm not exactly connecting with and it's at the very beginning of the song:
Someone stop the world, yeah
Seems like the moment has come and I'm gonna get you girl
The shadows are forming across your parts the vision looks absurd
No one around to interrupt the feelings you stir babe
What does he mean by the vision looking absurd? I mean, if he's with his girl and the room they are in is kind of dim, dim enough to have shadows...why would it look absurd? When I recognized what he was saying, I had to consult the dictionary even though I'm aware of what absurd means. The dictionary check didn't put me any closer to the answer. Is he saying that when he looks at her, it doesn't even make rational sense that she looks that good? You know, how somebody will say something is "sick" as a way of saying they like it. That's the only explanation I can come up with, because I can't imagine him using it in a negative connotation, since the world is stopping and he's finally getting a chance to "be" with this girl. Can you help out on this question Maxwell, if you're not too busy of course. :-)
On a different note, I really enjoyed the lyric "things I can't explain, with subtext." I mean, how many people do you know use subtext in regular conversation? It's not a difficult word, by any means, but to place it into a song to illuminate the idea that he can't express with words how he feels about this woman....bomb! I love it!