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Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man

What the heck is "the tropic of Sir Galahad"?



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Sep. 18th, 2006 05:15 am (UTC)
Found this...
Did a search and found this quote from the insert of the album, by Dewey Bunnell, the guy who wrote the song:

Bunnell unravels the lyric as follows: "My favorite move of all time was probably The Wizard Of Oz, it still amazes me how great that movie is. And here's my classic use of bad grammar: 'Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man...' Another god-awful use of the language. But it served the purpose. But that was really the only cohesive thought I had. How do I convey that? The first verse--I guess that was a little bit of paranoia. We were being exposed to more and more sophisticated people, and there were times that I found myself with my foot in my mouth, saying things I wish I hadn't. The first verse is very ambiguous. 'The Tropic of Sir Gallahad' is a whole other image to me about being chivalrous or a gentleman. 'Spinning round, round, round, smoke glass stain bright colors...'--that's all just purely kaleidoscopic imagery. The melody definitely dictated those words, because it was a swirling, rising thing."

SO...there you go....tropic of Sir Galahad = chivalry/gentlemanly

You really CAN find anything on the net! :D

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