I went on a road trip with my brother. I will have stories and pictures as soon as I get around to uploading them but for now, a conversation from the car:
(Leonard Cohen is playing on the iPod.)
Scott: Leonard Cohen songs are all about sex. Even that really popular one..what was it?
Scott: Yeah. Hallelujah. It sounds all Biblical and stuff, but it’s really about sex.
Me: No. It’s a break up song. I was just talking about this on Facebook. Everyone thinks it’s about a religious experience, but I swear, it’s a break up song.
Scott: It’s about sex.
Me: It talks about sex and uses religious symbolism. But it’s a break up song.
Scott: Hang on. “She tied you to the kitchen chair, she broke your throne and she cut your hair….” that’s clearly Biblical.
Me: A Biblical break up. “And even though it all went wrong, I’ll stand before the Lord of Song…”
Scott: …damn. It’s a break up song.
Me: It is possible that I think everything is a break up song.
Scott: No. It’s a break up song.
(Two days later. “A Thousand Kisses Deep” is on the iPod.)
Scott: Damn. They’re all break up songs.