Friday, May 18, 2007

How can you say I go about things the wrong way?

The Smiths' "How Soon Is Now" is one of my favorite songs ever, and I've heard it dozens of times, but I never actually thought it made any sense. This didn't bother me at all. I mean, it's arty 80s pop, it doesn't need to be coherent.

But today I was painting my bathroom (long story) and it came on the radio, and in a sudden flash I realized I'd had it wrong for all these years. It was like I was hearing it for the first time.

Of course "I am the sun and the air of nothing in particular" doesn't make any sense. Because it's "I am the SON and the HEIR."

It's very odd feeling this stupid and this pleased with myself simultaneously.