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Apr. 16th, 2012 @ 08:36 am Manhole of memories
To kill the pain ...
malone:
Hello my quiet little community! How have we all been!? Facebook taking over our lives and keeping us from Livejournal!? Or have we all just been out there *points at big scary world outside the window*

Anyway, so question for you all - Yesterday I was listening to "Manhole" which is just ... ugh, speaks to me on so many levels! I got to my favorite line "But you can't fool the queen baby cause I married the king" and I heard it with new ears for the first time ... How do you take that line?

I used to hear it as if she was saying "Just because you're the best at what you do does not mean you can fool me because after all, I'm the best at what I do!" or something close to that and I LOVED the thought of that line ... but yesterday I heard it as "Just because I married you (King) does not mean you can fool me (Queen)" ... or something like that

(Forgive I'm in a rush to get out the door and have hardly any coffee in me yet)

How do you take this line? Any other lines/songs that seem different to you after many listens?
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From:_dilate_
Date:April 16th, 2012 03:21 pm (UTC)
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I always thought it meant "you can't fool me, because I married someone who was the best at deceiving people" referencing a past experience which transferred knowledge forward. I have always been intrigued by that line as well.
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From:thegirlpolice
Date:April 16th, 2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
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Ditto.
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From:shadowsoldier13
Date:April 16th, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
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one of the first couple songs I got to liking was "school night" and it was a really deep song. still is. however I first got to listening to it long before having my kids. after being a mom for the last 5 years, that whole 2nd verse just kills me. the part about imagining someone running around trying to put out the flames while their kids are crying and she can only save 1 at a time. just thinking about that song makes me tear up. but the melody's so beautiful that it kinda makes up for the fact that it feels like the saddest song in the world to me.
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From:malone
Date:April 17th, 2012 02:34 pm (UTC)
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Ugh, I don't have kids and don't plan to really - but that Verse KILLS me! Such a visual and I just ... yeah like you said so beautiful and ... yeah, that one gets me every time!
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From:squeegiequeen8
Date:April 18th, 2012 01:25 pm (UTC)
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I take the line as to be saying "You can't fool the queen (you can't get anything over on me) baby (my now husband) cause I married the king (my relationship with my ex-husband...he was the "king"of manipulation and just a liar in general...and I think of him as the king of those things).

Hope that makes sense.
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From:liberalms
Date:April 21st, 2012 04:42 am (UTC)
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I always take it as "don't bother trying to fool me, I know you" sort of similar "As Is"
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From:liberalms
Date:April 21st, 2012 04:43 am (UTC)
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I was just thinking... wouldn't it be crazy she just popped in and was all "well actually, guys..."
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