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    Nik Kershaw lyrics - cant' understand

    Hi.

    I mean his song "The Riddle" - it's incredible to my mind to understand - is this a fairytale, or idiom or something else? I understand words theirselves, but can't understand meaning completely. What was the origin?
    === cut ===
    near a tree by a river
    there's a hole in the ground
    where an old man of Erin
    goes around and around
    and his mind is a beacon
    in the veil of the night
    for a strange kind of fashion
    there's a wrong and a right
    but he'll never, never fight over you
    === cut ===
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    This should go in the English for Russians section.
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    You know, every time someone asks me a question about "what do such and such lyrics mean", I usually throw back "The guy is just writing some rhyming nonsense that's intentionally hard to understand to hide the actual lack of meaning." And most of the time it's true. Of course, you can "interpret" the song however you would like.

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    Exactly! This one reason that I use for proof that good Lyrics are not all that important as a factor for writing a "hit song". It is only important that the words do not take away from the music or that they flow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pravit
    Of course, you can "interpret" the song however you would like.
    Thank you.
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    It's funny that I was thinking about that song just a day or so ago - I was telling myself that I should google the lyrics to it, thing that I wanted to do long ago but kept forgetting. But by the time I stumbled upon this thread I'd forgotten about it again. Now things will be much easier for me.
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