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Post by peter danielsen » Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:02 am

Thanks dany.

Sarah, I practised every night, now I am ready: Tingeling tingle, duuung

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Post by jurica » Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:03 pm

thnx Mirek and Margaret. just the info i needed.

Sarah, i think the line actually goes "bells you fastened to the rein" as in "rein a horse" or "horse's rein"?
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Post by Mirek » Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:03 pm

Sarah Thorngreen wrote:Hallo Mirek- thank you for these very informative link- I wonder if there is a size of the dots- that if they are big enough they become polka -dott, instead of just ordinary dots.
Well... in my opinion the size matters :lol: As far as I remember those dots should be quite big, not small ones. So not always the declared 'polka-dots' are real 'polka-dots'.

And Margaret is of course right - dancing "ON" polka-dots means dancing in a disco or a bar where there are reflections on the floor resembling the pattern of polka-dots.
Well, geometrically speaking there is a slight difference, because polka-dots patern should be ideally rectangular and this is not the case when that ball reflects light on the floor in a disco.
Im more curios if anyone could help me with the second line in "take this longing" :you fastened to the rain !
I have wondered in may years now..

Well.. actually it is 'rein' - sometimes in the winter you may attach bells to the rein while traveling in a sleigh. This doesn't seem to make the horse's work easier, but at least a bit more funny.

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Post by Sarah Thorngreen » Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:37 am


thank you - I´ve heard that version some years ago. but I missed it again- because most of lyrics spell it with an a instead of an e..

so the man is the horse - and she is fastening the bells to make the ride/or relationship a bit more funny- allthough it is a struggle?

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Post by Sarah Thorngreen » Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:45 am

Hello Mirek- what do you think about what Peter say?
Peter wrote this:
peter danielsen wrote:But has the lined been interpreted then? Why did these men love the bells. Why did she fasten them to the rein.

"and everyone who wanted you
they found what they will always
want again"

Maybe "the bells" are should be understood as Nico's way of drawing attention using her beauty. But the just rides by, letting the men stay unfullfilled: "the found what the will always want agan"

Then in a later stanza, Cohen stands in ruins with her winterclothes, and broken sadlestraps. This could mean that she is not able to ride anymore. Something happened, what?

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Post by mickey_one » Sun Aug 27, 2006 7:32 pm

even more importantly, Sarah- what do you think of Spleen United? They were second support to Massive Attack. I saw them in Copenhagen last night.
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