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Old 04-09-2006, 03:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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not sure I understand how these lines fit in with the subject matter:

Brain of flames and heart of gold
shouting off but then I fold
beautiful girl I cannot hold
Pacts with the Devil my soul is sold

the rest of the song is easily understandable as dealing with grief, although it's a kind of grief thats been forced upon you. this verse (the last line especially) gives the impression that it's something you brought on.
What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do -- especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.
William Least Heat Moon, Blue Highways

Your toughest competitor lives in your head. Some days his name is fear, or pain, or gravity. Stomp his ass.

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