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i won't travel , into the straw daylight desire, i learnt that, some eskimoe gave me the line

reminds me of an environmental green peace protester!

i want my love 2 burn, hotter than a comet's tail, i want my bed 2 cry, i never want 2 let u down

could mean neil finn want 2 suffer so he can write songs. a lot of song writers write songs when they feel down and pain. but this is a fact -i read in 2 interviews neil only writes when he's happy. so it's a contradiction. though great comet burning imagery there.

take it down, mess it up, light a match, make a fire ... walk away as the money burns, it might just save your life, i play the happenstance, i seen my fortune fly ... 4 days in a hot HOUSE hell, once your gone, there's no return

could be reffering to his latter turmoiled crowded house days during the 1996 break up of the band. many critics said ch could've been the biggest band in the world - bono's band U2 even said it - so neil's 'fortune' was really 'flying'. maybe neil didn't want the fame, celebrity, fame and fortune ('sit back watch the money burn') and got scared of it, who knows???

all i ever do is therapy, 1 on 1 , i don't want a teacher to remind me, how 2 get something better out of my life

autobiographical??? if you read the 2 books on CH private universe and something so strong - there it says neil changed from going to a private catholic high school to a public high school and he was more contented in the latter. so maybe he had a falling out with his teachers in the private school???
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i want my love 2 burn, hotter than a comet's tail, i want my bed 2 cry, i never want 2 let u down

could mean neil finn want 2 suffer so he can write songs. a lot of song writers write songs when they feel down and pain. but this is a fact -i read in 2 interviews neil only writes when he's happy. so it's a contradiction. though great comet burning imagery there.
I always thought that was a fairly straightforward wish to have a great sex life, one that is passionate (love to burn hotter than a comet's tail), physical (...bed to cry, from a heavy pounding?), and fulfilling to his partner (I never wanna let you down). As for the chorus, etc, that's all pretty subjective, imo.
I've wondered what Hole in the Ice means, as it's tough to figure out. This is how the song makes some sense to me - I could be completely wrong, and probably am. It sounds to me like he's talking to some degree about lifestyle choices and his determination to not get pulled away from the life that really matters to him by ambition and temptations etc. - money in particular. He talks about lighting a fire to certain things, and walking away, and it will save his life. It seems that a lot of what really matters to him is his relationship with his love- he wants his love to burn, his bed to cry etc. - and he seems to be talking to her a lot in the song. Perhaps the "straw daylight desire" are things that pull him away, that he wont give in to. He mentions an eskimo, someone who lives a pretty simple life, with not a whole lot of other ambitions distracting him.
This seems to make some sense to me, but who knows? Lines about not wanting teachers to tell him how to get something better out of his life, and learning from his loneliness seem to make sense in this context.
it's probably about lots of things. it's cool that it means something different to everyone, because then everyone can go "yeah, i know that feeling!". but trying to guess what was in *his* head when the words came out - probably not too easy. often each line can refer to something else. it can appear to be a story, but probably made up of lots of different stories... i don't know. each writer has their own method\vibe.
I like Hole In The Ice.
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i want my love 2 burn, hotter than a comet's tail, i want my bed 2 cry, i never want 2 let u down

I always thought that was a fairly straightforward wish to have a great sex life, one that is passionate (love to burn hotter than a comet's tail), physical (...bed to cry, from a heavy pounding?), and fulfilling to his partner (I never wanna let you down). As for the chorus, etc, that's all pretty subjective, imo. [/qb]
Maybe that's just where my mind is Big Grin but I always thought that myself. In fact, the first time I heard the song I remember thinking that it was one of the more blatant sexual references Neil's ever written (along with "...falling down between your knees *please* let me have my way with you," and "...you'll succumb now as I stroke your back. I'm the best that you know", among others). Oh, now I'm getting all floopy thinking about all those lyrics! Going to my happy place now! Wink
Hmmm... i agree with Iarla!

He's probably being deliberately ambigious, so it probably means something to him, and something else to you or me?! But that's no bad thing!
Take out of it what you will, i'd say! If it's about love, life, fame, the environment... it's all good.

Personally, i like the lyrics and the way he sings them, some lines are just magic! The song totally rocks! And you notice something different everytime you hear it...
Peace,
Ayisha! Razzer
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i want my love 2 burn, hotter than a comet's tail, i want my bed 2 cry, i never want 2 let u down

I always thought that was a fairly straightforward wish to have a great sex life, one that is passionate (love to burn hotter than a comet's tail), physical (...bed to cry, from a heavy pounding?), and fulfilling to his partner (I never wanna let you down). As for the chorus, etc, that's all pretty subjective, imo. [/qb]
Maybe that's just where my mind is Big Grin but I always thought that myself. In fact, the first time I heard the song I remember thinking that it was one of the more blatant sexual references Neil's ever written (along with "...falling down between your knees *please* let me have my way with you," and "...you'll succumb now as I stroke your back. I'm the best that you know", among others). Oh, now I'm getting all floopy thinking about all those lyrics! Going to my happy place now! Wink [/qb]
dude, that's TOTALLY what i thought.
great minds, gracie, great minds.

Wink
This song definitely has a lot going on, but it's classically Neil-nonspecific about it.

This gutter is getting crowded--you'd better scootch over. I've got to say there's cockiness, lust and abandon at the chocolate center of this song. It has a real swagger, and there's a lot of one-on-one-ing going on. The rest is that uniquely Neil candy coating that tickles on the way down; you're not sure what it is, but, boy, does it satisfy!

Ok. You'll either be offended or laugh, but this song makes me think of a guy who's desperate for it and just oozing testosterone and bravado... but he's having a devil of a time getting that bra undone.

"from the palace to the gutter"

=Randy

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