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'When I want you': spoon and swimming pool. (Read 6738 times)
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'When I want you': spoon and swimming pool.
11/11/05 at 11:48:53
 
Why would a spoon be necessary 'to drain your trace away' (in the song 'When I want you')?

I've never been able to figure this one out.

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Re: 'When I want you': spoon and swimming pool.
Reply #1 - 11/11/05 at 17:34:46
 
I always took it to mean he was in no hurry to drain her trace away, as it takes a long damn time to empty a swimming pool witha spoon. ???
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Reply #2 - 11/12/05 at 01:37:23
 
Aha!  Thanks Rosemary.  I had never thought of that before.

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Reply #3 - 01/22/06 at 22:15:49
 
Perhaps there was a contemplation of suicide. Maybe in that, there was a plan to dig out of the bottom of the swimming pool like a prisoner would try to dig through a block wall with a spoon. Knowing all the while that the spoon was not the right tool for the right job and life would leave before the trace was gone. Perhaps a testament to the embedded depth of her trace. So deep he had to change his name because he really couldn't go through with the swimming pool thing.
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Reply #4 - 01/23/06 at 05:02:56
 
Wrong, you dickbreaths

He was attending a poolside party with some mates and took his coke spoon with him in order to "drain her trace away" from his consciousness via the use of copious quantites of nasal sherbet.

A theme continued on the unreleased classic The Septum Jubilee.
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Reply #5 - 01/23/06 at 09:53:13
 
I thought spoons were passe even in the 90's...


Up all night with your sibs again?
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Reply #6 - 01/24/06 at 18:55:00
 
A spoon (small implement) to drain out a trace (small amount) -- but a futile or hopelessly endless task to start with:  how remove a trace of anything from a (presumably filled) swimming pool?  Given both elements are liquid.

Wants to forget her but can't; denies she's more than a "trace" in his pool (kind of a put-down, there) but rushes off to where he last heard she was, then pretends he wasn't seriously looking for her, but -- maybe -- some day when he "really" wants her he'll come looking.

Just like a man.    Wink
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