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More Control - words first
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More Control
In typical manner, after seeing the movie I'm spending hours reading what others say online. One imdb commenter who liked the movie but thought the band's songs were too conveniently packaged to reflect the moments of the bio. A big fan, though, they end their comments quoting lyrics from the song Transmission:

Listen to the silence, let it ring on
Eyes dark, relentless, frightened of the sun,
we would have a fine time living in the night
Left a blind instruction,
take away our sight !

The writer is commenting from France and their nickname is Japanese (look for comment by moimoichan6 if you want to read it yourself) so recognizing English may not be their first language I'm not trying to belittle what they wrote but the lyrics did not seem quite right.

I went and looked in the Deborah Curtis book (Touching from a Distance) in which she includes every lyic written by Ian:

Listen to the silence, let it ring on.
Eyes, dark grey lenses frightened of the sun.
We would have a fine time living in the night,
Left to blind destruction,
Waiting for our sight !

On the other hand, often the results of mis-heard words can be quite creative, don't you think.

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al_zorra From: al_zorra Date: October 15th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just dropping in to say you were right about the Record Mart re-opening.

HS told us about it over the weekend. He will be a part of it, but not in the same way as before.

Love, C.
From: wrayb Date: October 15th, 2007 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

rec mart

Hope his involvement is satisfactory for him since I feel it will mean the good stuff will be there for us.
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