February 08, 2006

Seriously, Nothing

It is that I am reduced to proffering you random Jules Shear lyrics, I'm afraid:

I've told you nothing if I've told you lies
But the picture is so deep
And your eyes only so wide--
Screwed the truth

You sort of have to hear it, because it's enunciated just as I wrote it. Anyway, possible discussion topics: Is the artist confessing a lie, or accusing someone else of one? Does he make a distinction between lying and screwing up the truth? Is there an actual, measurable difference (beyond the obvious semantic one) between someone having "lied" versus having "screwed the truth up?" If so, what is it? If not--oh, hell, if not, I am just wasting your time, aren't I? Because it's not like I can give you credit or money for this question. Mmm. Never mind.

Posted by Ilyka at February 8, 2006 04:16 AM in navel gazing

I dunno, I do like the poem but once yhou pointed out the enunciation issues? Yeah. I do know I'm going to have beat poetry in my head all night now, and I'm going to walk around in a slink motion snapping my fingers and saying "groovy" a lot.

Posted by: Helen at February 8, 2006 11:43 AM