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9th May '16 5:50:00 AM Andyroid
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He's singing about how his neglect of Carol Ferris has come back to bite him in the ass, as she's become Star Sapphire again. Also, the John he's talking to is John Stewart.

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He's singing about how his neglect of Carol Ferris has come back to bite him in the ass, as she's become Star Sapphire again. Also, the John he's talking to is John Stewart.Stewart.

[[WMG: The narrator of "Kiss Me, Son of God" [[LonelyAtTheTop isn't as happy as he seems]].]]
He's standing at the top of an empire forged from "the blood of the exploited working class", is at the center of a massive cult of personality ("the world screams 'Kiss me, Son of God'"), and claims to "laugh and make a fortune / off the same ones that I tortured", but close examination of the lyrics reveals a melancholy edge to them. While he tries to blow it off, he admits to alienating "the only people left who'd even look me in the eye".

Plus the lyric from the bridge "Now you're the only one here who can tell me if it's true / That you love me, and I love me" could simply be taken as him [[ItsAllAboutMe him being incredibly self-centered]], but there's a hint of self-loathing there, a suggestion that he needs others to convince him that not only do they love him, but that he loves ''himself''; one might even go so far as to say he uses the massive respect he gets from others to compensate for the fact that he has no self-respect left after all the awful things he's done.
7th Jan '16 1:33:47 PM Cuchulainn
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However, since Universe Man is "usually kind to smaller man", Triangle Man doesn't hate Universe Man, so they don't fight.

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However, since Universe Man is "usually kind to smaller man", Triangle Man doesn't hate Universe Man, so they don't fight.fight.

[[WMG: "Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love" is from [[Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]]'s perspective.]]
He's singing about how his neglect of Carol Ferris has come back to bite him in the ass, as she's become Star Sapphire again. Also, the John he's talking to is John Stewart.
18th Sep '15 7:46:09 PM nombretomado
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* Jossed. It's apparently about [[DoctorFate Dr. Fate]].

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* Jossed. It's apparently about [[DoctorFate [[ComicBook/DoctorFate Dr. Fate]].
22nd Aug '15 8:53:07 AM Kayube
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He has [[EasyAmnesia trouble recalling anything from before the injury]] except childhood memories of wearing a raincoat and pretending he's "flying around in a plane made of a raincoat", but it "hurts [his] mind" for him to think about it, and the "friend to talk you down/that comes at a price" is actually a nurse or orderly. He has to eat "food that comes from a pipe" (which he's sick of by this point) because of internal injuries that weakened his digestive system (or perhaps he's in a full-body cast or had his jaw wired shut), and because of chronic pain he has to "turn to drugs to help you sleep". He regards sleeping as "a gateway drug to being awake again" because whenever he's conscious, he feels like he's "swimming around in a lake of the undead", and he's hounded by well-wishers (whom he doesn't recognize because of his amnesia) and hospital staff trying to help him remain lucid: "a bunch of friends that demand constant attention". The line about "playing the drums to help you sleep" might indicate a future happy ending, as he's recovered enough to attempt physical and art therapy, in this case playing with a drum.

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He has [[EasyAmnesia trouble recalling anything from before the injury]] except childhood memories of wearing a raincoat and pretending he's "flying around in a plane made of a raincoat", but it "hurts [his] mind" for him to think about it, and the "friend to talk you down/that comes at a price" is actually a nurse or orderly. He has to eat "food that comes from a pipe" (which he's sick of by this point) because of internal injuries that weakened his digestive system (or perhaps he's in a full-body cast or had his jaw wired shut), and because of chronic pain he has to "turn to drugs to help you sleep". He regards sleeping as "a gateway drug to being awake again" because whenever he's conscious, he feels like he's "swimming around in a lake of the undead", and he's hounded by well-wishers (whom he doesn't recognize because of his amnesia) and hospital staff trying to help him remain lucid: "a bunch of friends that demand constant attention". The line about "playing the drums to help you sleep" might indicate a future happy ending, as he's recovered enough to attempt physical and art therapy, in this case playing with a drum.drum.

[[WMG: Triangle Man would also beat Universe Man in a fight.]]
However, since Universe Man is "usually kind to smaller man", Triangle Man doesn't hate Universe Man, so they don't fight.
5th Apr '15 1:07:51 PM ACW
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Both songs seem to be about the ultimate CompleteMonster.

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Both songs seem to be about the ultimate CompleteMonster.
villain.
16th Nov '14 7:37:58 AM Andyroid
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He has [[EasyAmnesia trouble recalling anything from before the injury]] except childhood memories of wearing a raincoat and pretending he's "flying around in a plane made of a raincoat", but it "hurts [his] mind" for him to think about it. He has to eat "food that comes from a pipe" (which he's sick of by this point) because of internal injuries that weakened his digestive system (or perhaps he's in a full-body cast or had his jaw wired shut), and because of chronic pain he has to "turn to drugs to help you sleep". He regards sleeping as "a gateway drug to being awake again" because whenever he's conscious, he feels like he's "swimming around in a lake of the undead", and he's hounded by well-wishers (whom he doesn't recognize because of his amnesia) and hospital staff trying to help him remain lucid: "a bunch of friends that demand constant attention". The line about "playing the drums to help you sleep" might indicate a future happy ending, as he's recovered enough to attempt physical and art therapy, in this case playing with a drum.

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He has [[EasyAmnesia trouble recalling anything from before the injury]] except childhood memories of wearing a raincoat and pretending he's "flying around in a plane made of a raincoat", but it "hurts [his] mind" for him to think about it.it, and the "friend to talk you down/that comes at a price" is actually a nurse or orderly. He has to eat "food that comes from a pipe" (which he's sick of by this point) because of internal injuries that weakened his digestive system (or perhaps he's in a full-body cast or had his jaw wired shut), and because of chronic pain he has to "turn to drugs to help you sleep". He regards sleeping as "a gateway drug to being awake again" because whenever he's conscious, he feels like he's "swimming around in a lake of the undead", and he's hounded by well-wishers (whom he doesn't recognize because of his amnesia) and hospital staff trying to help him remain lucid: "a bunch of friends that demand constant attention". The line about "playing the drums to help you sleep" might indicate a future happy ending, as he's recovered enough to attempt physical and art therapy, in this case playing with a drum.
27th Oct '14 12:36:21 PM Andyroid
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It's not unlike TMBG to write a disturbing song with bright music, but the lyrics to this one are creepy even for them. "Don't go callin' law enforcement"? It definitely sounds like ''something'' illegal is going down. "Mind your business"? "Keep your voice down"? It's not much of a stretch to assume that that illegal act is abusive in some way, likely towards a child or spouse. (And it's about time Flans got his time to shine as the one to write dark lyrics, anyway!)

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It's not unlike TMBG to write a disturbing song with bright music, but the lyrics to this one are creepy even for them. "Don't go callin' law enforcement"? It definitely sounds like ''something'' illegal is going down. "Mind your business"? "Keep your voice down"? It's not much of a stretch to assume that that illegal act is abusive in some way, likely towards a child or spouse. (And it's about time Flans got his time to shine as the one to write dark lyrics, anyway!)anyway!)

[[WMG: "Wearing a Raincoat" is about a man starting to MaddenIntoMisanthropy because of an extended hospital stay following a nasty injury.]]
He has [[EasyAmnesia trouble recalling anything from before the injury]] except childhood memories of wearing a raincoat and pretending he's "flying around in a plane made of a raincoat", but it "hurts [his] mind" for him to think about it. He has to eat "food that comes from a pipe" (which he's sick of by this point) because of internal injuries that weakened his digestive system (or perhaps he's in a full-body cast or had his jaw wired shut), and because of chronic pain he has to "turn to drugs to help you sleep". He regards sleeping as "a gateway drug to being awake again" because whenever he's conscious, he feels like he's "swimming around in a lake of the undead", and he's hounded by well-wishers (whom he doesn't recognize because of his amnesia) and hospital staff trying to help him remain lucid: "a bunch of friends that demand constant attention". The line about "playing the drums to help you sleep" might indicate a future happy ending, as he's recovered enough to attempt physical and art therapy, in this case playing with a drum.
26th May '14 7:55:52 PM InTheGallbladder
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[[WMG:The Johns are Time Lords]]
They look exactly the same as they did in the '80s.

Their titles? The Johns. They work in a pair.
* My friend actually figured out the mystery himself. They're not Time Lords, but they're like Jack Harkness. They both died in 1987 and just age incredibly slowly. (This troper is concerned that he wrote the Time Lord theory a while back and forgot)
31st Jan '14 7:55:06 PM AceyEnn
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Both songs seem to be about the ultimate CompleteMonster.

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Both songs seem to be about the ultimate CompleteMonster.CompleteMonster.

[[WMG: "Cloisonné" is about domestic abuse.]]
It's not unlike TMBG to write a disturbing song with bright music, but the lyrics to this one are creepy even for them. "Don't go callin' law enforcement"? It definitely sounds like ''something'' illegal is going down. "Mind your business"? "Keep your voice down"? It's not much of a stretch to assume that that illegal act is abusive in some way, likely towards a child or spouse. (And it's about time Flans got his time to shine as the one to write dark lyrics, anyway!)
31st Jan '14 7:50:58 PM AceyEnn
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:The original demo said "And I know that the restraining order wasn't meant to be" rather than "I can read it in your heart, I can hear it in your silence"...which actually makes this interp even more plausible. And it's not like they're any strangers to fucked-up pseudo-love songs.

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:The * The original demo said "And I know that the restraining order wasn't meant to be" rather than "I can read it in your heart, I can hear it in your silence"...which actually makes this interp even more plausible. And it's not like they're any strangers to fucked-up pseudo-love songs.
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