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    Morcheeba - "... powder pink ..."

    There is the song "What New York Couples Fight About" by Morcheeba in duo with Kurt Wagner.
    And this song contains the lines
    Powder pink and general,
    the kitchen sink, a funeral
    What can "powder pink" and the entire phrase mean?

    What New York Couples Fight About

    Code:
    Once a label is on something
    It becomes an it
    Like it's no longer alive
    
    It's like a loss of vision
    Or some dark impression
    Or a black spot on your eye
    
    If it's up to you
    My little sweet baboo
    Through the shouting and the fever
    Think of life as queer
    Think of it my dear
    And some knobs or a fancy tone
    
    
    From here there is no reason
    Baby's got it made
    But it's not what the life's about
    
    What is imagination
    May become a fact
    If we think of it that way
    
    If you want to know
    I can tell you now
    Oh if you make it through somehow
    Or is it best to keep
    Or fall to sleep
    It isn't looking very good to me
    From here
    
    
    Hey
         He's distressed and I forget
         I don't wanna know 'cause I forget
                                   #3 times
         He's distressed and I forget
         I don't wanna know, I don't wanna know
    
    
                                            (What do,)
                                            (New York
                                            (Couples fight about
                                            (Brothers gonna work it out)
    Baby's got the bed sheet                (How do)
    That was under you                      (New York)
    When your time and life expires         (Couples fight it out)
                                            (What these couples fight about)
    Keeps it in the closet                  (What do)
    Keeps it to herself                     (New York)
    She should throw the damn thing out     (Couples fight about)
                                            (But this gonna work it out)
    Why should you continue                 (How do)
    To shake it off                         (New York)
    Would you write things on the wall?     (Couples fight it out)
                                            (What these couples fight about)
    You could make it hard
    To be
    In the shouting you will see
    Or is it best to change the world you're keeping
    Down again
    
    
    Hey
         He's distressed and I forget
         I don't wanna know 'cause I forget
                                       #3 times
         He's distressed and I forget
         I don't wanna know, I don't wanna know
    
    
    Such is the sound of sorry
    Without the shy report
    Or the grips that could hold you down     (just when things were looking up
                                               you act just like a horse's butt)
    Everything was simple
    But the body's worn
    Got the life spread on the ground         (Powder pink and general,   <---------------------------------------
                                               the kitchen sink, a funeral)
    Every loving other
    Don't you fade on me
    Like a bomb that's about to blow          (Often we will overlook
                                               the things that make it undercooked)
    We can make it hard
    Or we can take the world apart
    Or you'd never be that sure
    Of the simple things that makes you want
    To cry, again
    
    Hey
         He's distressed and I forget
         I don't wanna know 'cause I forget
                                       #3 times
         He's distressed and I forget
         I don't wanna know 'cause I forget
         He's distressed and I forget
         I don't wanna know, I don't wanna know
                                       #3 times
    With (brackets) I marked Sky Edwards's words which are weaving into the Kurt Wagner's words.
    I was trying to keep formatting so It was unable to mark the phrase with a color, so I marked the phrase with an arrow.
    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

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    Re: Morcheeba - "... powder pink ..."

    "Powder pink" = пасткль. The color of face powder.
    The whole phrase? I dunno, maybe it means everyday things.
    I'm easily amused late at night...

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