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    Nov 2003
    Cleveland, Ohio

    Steely Dan lyric interpretations

    I found this site while looking around for any thoughts on the song "Gaucho".. (that song gets stuck in my head every so often.. I needed to find some interpretations of the lyrics)

    Awesome and addictive. Have fun!

    There's an awesome interpretation of the song "Deacon Blues" .. the writer's thought was that it's about a young priest ("Deacon" being a religious term) who leaves the seminary for a life of drinking and jazz (he "learned to work the saxophone" as a sort of rebellion).. his only way out of the mess he's in (not really wanting to be a spiritual "expanding man") is to head into town and crawl like a viper through the streets, making love to all the women he can, drink whiskey all night long and die behind the wheel.

    If being afraid is a crime we'll hang side-by-side,
    at the swingin' party down the line..

    The Replacements

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    Jan 2003
    West of the fields, long gone
    Time Out of Mind is about smoking brown heroin, that much I know. And Home At Last is a retelling of the Illiad (or is that the Aenaeid?).

    Gaucho is a funny story-telling song involving a desk manager at a swanky hotel with "heavy rollers" who is trying hard to shoo away his buddy, who is apparently trying to check in for a seedy interlude with a gay South American prostitute. Or at least, that's how I understand it. I'll click on your link now to see if I've missed something.
    Mr. MidFi
    Master of the Obvious

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