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Stretch Out and Wait

I was watching TV last night and came across Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel. The episode was “2012: The Beginning”.

Normally, these shows don’t do much more than inform and entertain. This particular one got me thinking.

All the lies that you make up
What’s at the back of your mind ?
Oh,your face I can see and it’s desperately kind
What’s at the back of your mind ?

Two icy-cold hands conducting the way
It’s the Eskimo blood in my veins
Amid concrete and clay
And general decay
Nature must still find a way
So ignore all the codes of the day
Let your juvenile impulses sway
This way and that way
This way, that way
God, how sex implores you
To let yourself lose yourself

Stretch out and wait
Stretch out and wait
Let your puny body, lie down, lie down
As we lie, you say
As we lie, you say
Stretch out and …
Stretch out and wait
Stretch out and wait
Let your puny body lie down, lie down
As we lie, you say :
Will the world end in the night time ?

(I really don’t know)
Or will the world end in the day time ?
(I really don’t know)
And is there any point ever having children ?
Oh, I don’t know
What I do know is we’re Here and it’s Now

So … stretch out and wait
Stretch out and wait
There is no debate, no debate, no debate
How can you consciously contemplate
When there’s no debate, no debate ?
Stretch out and wait
Stretch out and wait
Stretch out and wait
Wait
Wait
Wait
Wait
Oh …

Reel Around the Fountain.

I dreamt about you last night
And I fell out of bed twice
You can pin and mount me like a butterfly
But “take me to the haven of your bed”
Was something that you never said
Two lumps, please
You’re the bee’s knees
But so am I

“…loss of innocence, that until one has a physical commitment with another person, there’s something childlike about the soul.” – Morrissey explains the meaning of ‘Reel Around The Fountain’, Rolling Stone, 1986