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Posted: 06 Apr 11, 13:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wondering, what does mean the lyric "beyond the bandaloop I'll take you"?

As far as I can understand, the whole text is associated with Star Wars, but what is "bandaloop"?


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Posted: 06 Apr 11, 21:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always thought a bandaloop was dancing or a type of dance?  Who knows.  I've always considered this one of the Cross' worst songs.

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Posted: 06 Apr 11, 22:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Email Clayton Moss at his website, maybe he'll fill us in on "bandaloop." 

I think it's some fictional (?) dance that supposedly grants longevity or immortality. Dictionary.com has no definition, nor does Wikipedia. Google search results list different dance groups and record companies who go by that name, but beyond that, there's nothing.

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Posted: 08 Apr 11, 12:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, it's clear that the song is about sex (drive) .

After doing a little research, I believe this part of the song is inspired by Tom Robbin's novel Jitterbug Perfume, from 1984.
The book is abouth 8th century king Alobar and Kudra (who later became his wife)
Bandaloop is te name of a tribe, as mentioned in this book.

According to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jitterbug_Perfume :
- " The major themes of the book include the striving for immortality, the meaning behind the sense of smell, individual expression, self-reliance, sex, love, and religion."
- "As with most of Robbins' couples, their (Alobar's and Kudra's) mutual libido is enormous..."
-  "After an encounter with a mysterious group known as "The Bandaloop Doctors," Alobar is set down the path towards eternal life, which, can be attained by a consistent ritual of controlled breath work, simple eating, sex, and bathing in extremely hot water."
- "...they attempt a sort of new transcendental meditation and become separated into different astral planes..."

"Beyond the bandaloop I'll take you
I'll teach you how to live and never die, never die - how about that"