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Posted: 28 Jun 06, 21:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I feel really, really dumb for asking this, but...

In Headlong, when the lyric goes "You can't stop walking 'cause your feet got burned", does it mean:

A) Because your feet are burned, you cannot stop walking.

or

B) Even though your feet are burned, you must keep walking.

For the longest time I thought it was A, but now I am thinking it is B. lol


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Posted: 28 Jun 06, 22:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Like hot sand... you can't stop walking, right? Or your feet get burned.

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Posted: 29 Jun 06, 02:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When your feet got burned, you can't stand still due to the pain, so you run around till your feet cool down.


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Posted: 29 Jun 06, 17:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=330066><bold>old barrow-boy wrote:

The sleeve of my Innuendo LP has the lyrics and it says:

"You can't START walking, cause your feet got burned" ???

Well, I've never understood these lyrics and I seriously wonder if it ain't a SEINFELD-SONG.


Yeah, Headlong makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever.


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Posted: 30 Jun 06, 06:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FreddiesGhettoTrench wrote:

<font color=330066><bold>old barrow-boy wrote:

The sleeve of my Innuendo LP has the lyrics and it says:

"You can't START walking, cause your feet got burned" ???

Well, I've never understood these lyrics and I seriously wonder if it ain't a SEINFELD-SONG.


Yeah, Headlong makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever.


The whole song is full of nonsensical lyrics - it reminds me of the way that bowie wites songs these days, just placing random words together.


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Posted: 30 Jun 06, 08:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

great king rat 1138 wrote:


The whole song is full of nonsensical lyrics - it reminds me of the way that bowie wites songs these days, just placing random words together.


It doesn't sound that way to me. Individual lines aren't precise, but as a whole, it tells a story.

Of course, I may be completely off base but this is what I get from it -

It's about growing up and having to be responsible. As a teen - or even in our early 20's - we feel invincible. We have no true responsibilities.

Then we grow up -
"And you're rushing headlong you've got a new goal
And you're rushing headlong out of control
And you think you're so strong
But there ain't no stopping and there's nothin'
You can do about it"

Who can control whether they grow up/mature? We may not want to, but it's out of our control. And with that comes new routines. Less mental freedom.

"Hey, he used to be a man with a stick in his hand
Hoop diddy diddy - hoop diddy do
She used to be a woman with a hot dog stand
Hoop diddy diddy - hoop diddy do
Now you've got soup in the laundry bag
Now you've got strings, you're gonna lose your rag
You're gettin' in a fight
Then it ain't so groovy when you're screaming in the night
Let me out of this cheap 'B' movie"

Used to be you could do whatever you wanted with whomever you chose. Now you've 'got soup in the laundry bag'... packing a lunch for work, taking the fancy work clothes to the cleaners. You've 'got strings, you're gonna lose your rag' - You're tied down now. Either with a spouse or with a mortgage. Either way, your free time is no longer yours. You have new responsibilities. 'Let me out of this cheap 'B' movie' - Yeah. Married with a kid... I wake up in a sweat thinking that too.

"When a red hot man meets a white hot lady
Hoop diddy diddy - hoop diddy do (ho)
Soon the fire starts a raging gets 'em more than half crazy
Hoop diddy diddy - hoop diddy do
Oh, now they start freaking everyway you turn
You can't start walking 'cos your feet got burned
It ain't no time to figure wrong from right
Cause reasons out the window
Better hold on tight - you're rushing headlong"

Sex baby, sex. First comes love, then comes marriage and then... the process of life starts all over again...

"...out of control
And you think you're so strong
But there ain't no stopping
There's nothin', nothin', nothin' you can do about it..."




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Posted: 30 Jun 06, 14:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ok...that makes sense to me, I felt more that the last verse was about being in your forties and seeing a young girl and get a midlifecrisis and want to be young again. Then fool around with that girl. That is quite a bit of Brian's life during the late eighties...

But what does the expression "rushing Headlong" exactly means? going crazy or something like that? I dont know to be honest. Or is a kind of slang?


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Posted: 30 Jun 06, 15:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sunshine wrote:


But what does the expression "rushing Headlong" exactly means? going crazy or something like that? I dont know to be honest. Or is a kind of slang?


Headlong: to behave wrecklessly, hastily. Without thought or consideration.


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