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Of which Stephin Merritt says, "There's not that many clichés left to be used as titles of country songs. So I was jokingly scraping the bottom of the barrel" (in the 69 Love Songs booklet).

'Well my heart's running round / like a chicken with its head cut off... / The poor thing's blind as a bat / getting up, falling down, getting up'

The metaphor spawns a series of tautologies: a heart without a head, blind as a bat.

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Edited 2004-8-12 9:14 pm by DavidJennings (diff)
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