America Sang, "The ocean is a desert with its life underground and a perfect disguise above", to explain that the ocean was much like a desert in the sense that both are barren, exposed to the sun, and uninhibited by (drinkable) water.The artist explicitly describes what he had seen on his journey, to convey the idea of wide open peacefulness, A sky with no Doors's "People Are Strange"About a bad LSD trip.In the 70's this song was banned from many radio stations because "horse" is a street name for heroin.If you listen to the lyrics in the chorus they say "In the desert you can remember your name.Key Lines "Soon it will be to late..bobbing for apples can wait.I know you're used to 16 or more, sorry we only have 8" That last line is a reference to the size of the film, 16mm or larger would be a pro film...8mm is amateur.
Many of the lines mentioned in the other review of this song present on this site are a direct reference to drugs: "We are all prisoners here of our own device" - you choose to live the high life, and then are stuck to them; "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave" - as an artist, you can always step away from the spotlight, but you'll always be stuck to it somehow; "this could be heaven or this could be hell" - once more, a reference to the high life, and also to the high during a drug run, and the low afterwards; "And in the master's chambers, They gathered for the feast The stab it with their steely knives, But they just can't kill the beast" - a reference to buying drugs for someone, doing the drugs, and still wanting more."The Eagles's "Hotel California"Actually...after talking to members of the band..song is about a gang in california..line "you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave" symbolises the fact that once your in..in for life..-Professor Stylee Steely Dan's "Kid Charlemagne" This is a tough song to decipher.are many Steely Dan Songs.Its about Stanley Owsley III, a chemist who was well-known in the San Francisco drug culture.We also have pages on this topic devoted to the 80s and 90s James Taylor's "I Seen Fire And I Seen Rain" What i interpet the song is when he sings susanna the plans they put an end to you.Sweet dreams and flying machines in peices on the ground represent when his girlfriends plane crashed.He made millions of tablets of strong LSD in his day, and then dissapeared.Key points: "Just by chance you crossed the diamond with the Pearl.turned it on the world..thats when you turned the world around" And..."All your low-rent friends are dead.can be very strange...those test-tubes and the scales, just get em all out of here....their gas in the car? I think the people down the hall, know who you are.." Its a great lyric, although hidden.most-all of their lyrics.These are the meanings behind the song lyrics from various songs of the 70s.In particular, we're looking for songs that aren't immediately obvious."Faces look ugly when you're alone Women seem wicked when you're unwanted Streets are uneven when you're down When you're strange Faces come out of the rain When you're strange No one remembers your name" no doubt about that Harry Chapin's "Cat's In The Craddle"According to Harry himself, his wife Sandy Chapin wrote the lyrics for Cat?s In The Cradle, while she was pregnant with their first child as a warning to Harry not to miss his child growing up.