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'Yes yes yes how deliciously meaningless

Yes yes yes effervescently meaningless

Yes yes yes it was beautifully meaningless

Yes yes yes it was profoundly meaningless

Yes yes yes definitively meaningless

Yes yes yes comprehensively meaningless

Yes yes yes magnificently meaningless

Yes yes yes how incredibly meaningless

Yes yes yes unprecedentedly meaningless

Yes yes yes how mind-blowingly meaningless

Yes yes yes unbelievably meaningless

Yes yes yes how infinitely meaningless'

In the 69 Love Songs booklet, Stephin Merritt explains he was hoping to conjure 26 lines like the above for the fadeout of this song, with qualifiers running from A to Z, right up to 'zealously meaningless'. He didn't.

'Ha ha ha it was totally meaningless'

LD Beghtol adds:

This contains a reference to Psychedelic Furs vocalist Richard Butler’s trademark sneering "Ha ha ha!” from the song
India [lyrics] and others. I'm a terriffic Furs fan (especially the eponymous first album and Forever Now) and Stephin and I have often discussed why and how they were good, and why and when they sucked. So that line is Stephin's sly homage to '80s icon, Mr Butler.


*[Lyrics and guitar tab] from stephinsongs web site.