epitaph

07Jun09

69 love songsDefinition:
ep•i•taph
[ep-i-taf]

–noun

1. a commemorative inscription on a tomb or mortuary monument about the person buried at that site
2. a brief poem or other writing in praise of a deceased person

    Artist: The Magnetic Fields
    Song: Epitaph for My Heart
    Album: 69 Love Songs

    5 cent synonyms:
    funeral speech, last words

    Interpretation of this 25 cent word in the song:
    You broke my heart to the point it cannot be repaired, even by a professional.

    Lyrics:
    Caution: to prevent electric shock
    do not remove cover
    No user-serviceable parts inside
    Refer servicing to qualified
    service personnel

    Let this be the epitaph for my heart
    Cupid put too much poison in the dart
    This is the epitaph for my heart
    because it’s gone, gone gone
    and life goes on and on anon
    and death goes on, world without end
    and you’re not my friend

    Who will mourn the passing of my heart
    Will its little droppings climb the pop chart
    Who’ll take its ashes and,
    singing, fling them from the top of the Brill Building

    And life goes on,
    and dawn, and dawn
    and death goes on, world without end
    and you’re not my friend



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