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Dance Of The Clairvoyants lyrics

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  • fortyshadesfortyshades Posts: 1,834
    Fire things make more sense. Boys/ men want to destroy. Nature (alsof looking at the video's)  are an enormous motive in this song. To me it is all about disconnect of nature and with each other. (Which also explains the "positive", which.doesnt sound positive at all, but forcing yourself to think that way, while everything is falling apart aroumd you. Therei s also a def. political emotive here. What was the interpretation given on the YT channel?
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 13,471
    File things makes perfect sense too, we are so very desirous of putting labels on everything and everyone, creating what we consider order among the chaos of nature, and exerting control.
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,492
    As a parent of teenage girls (like Ed) I wondered if "fire things" referred to vaping.  I know that's a stretch but teenage boys do tend to focus on 

    1. Their dicks
    2. Pics of themselves
    3. Vaping

    of course that is if the lyrics are "dicks and pics and fire things"
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,492
    PB11041 said:
    dix?
    Dixville Notch?
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  • As a parent of teenage girls (like Ed) I wondered if "fire things" referred to vaping.  I know that's a stretch but teenage boys do tend to focus on 

    1. Their dicks
    2. Pics of themselves
    3. Vaping

    of course that is if the lyrics are "dicks and pics and fire things"
    I see "boys" here as just a synonym for the entire male gender, not just young men. This particular line (which officially is "dix and fix and fire things") seems to be about toxic masculinity and male stereotypes, of which guns are a big part. It makes the most sense given the theme of the song but what seals it is at the end of Mach III, Ed makes a gun motion with his hand while he sings the line.
  • TJ25487TJ25487 Posts: 1,262
    As a parent of teenage girls (like Ed) I wondered if "fire things" referred to vaping.  I know that's a stretch but teenage boys do tend to focus on 

    1. Their dicks
    2. Pics of themselves
    3. Vaping

    of course that is if the lyrics are "dicks and pics and fire things"
    I see "boys" here as just a synonym for the entire male gender, not just young men. This particular line (which officially is "dix and fix and fire things") seems to be about toxic masculinity and male stereotypes, of which guns are a big part. It makes the most sense given the theme of the song but what seals it is at the end of Mach III, Ed makes a gun motion with his hand while he sings the line.
    Winner winner chicken dinner on this! Great job Benny. I think you have cracked the Ed code! 
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,492
    As a parent of teenage girls (like Ed) I wondered if "fire things" referred to vaping.  I know that's a stretch but teenage boys do tend to focus on 

    1. Their dicks
    2. Pics of themselves
    3. Vaping

    of course that is if the lyrics are "dicks and pics and fire things"
    I see "boys" here as just a synonym for the entire male gender, not just young men. This particular line (which officially is "dix and fix and fire things") seems to be about toxic masculinity and male stereotypes, of which guns are a big part. It makes the most sense given the theme of the song but what seals it is at the end of Mach III, Ed makes a gun motion with his hand while he sings the line.
    nice....makes sense
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  • RhinoJamRhinoJam RaleighwoodPosts: 587
    I think it would have been nice if the lyrics would have progressed more in the "Grow their dicks and fix and file things"

    Grow their wits and hit and fire things
    Grow their tricks and mix and admire things
    Grow their dicks and fix and file things

    or some other variation on the lyrics... it seems like other parts of the story/song progress, but that lyric is on repeat and could have more impact if it were in the last iteration of it... 

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  • tishtish taking the looooooong way,...Posts: 3,355
    TJ25487 said:
    As a parent of teenage girls (like Ed) I wondered if "fire things" referred to vaping.  I know that's a stretch but teenage boys do tend to focus on 

    1. Their dicks
    2. Pics of themselves
    3. Vaping

    of course that is if the lyrics are "dicks and pics and fire things"
    I see "boys" here as just a synonym for the entire male gender, not just young men. This particular line (which officially is "dix and fix and fire things") seems to be about toxic masculinity and male stereotypes, of which guns are a big part. It makes the most sense given the theme of the song but what seals it is at the end of Mach III, Ed makes a gun motion with his hand while he sings the line.
    Winner winner chicken dinner on this! Great job Benny. I think you have cracked the Ed code! 
    Finally, I see the gun motion you are referring to at the end of the song. For the longest time, I could only see the "positive, positive!" promise of the cross your heart and gun motion.
  • Vedd Hedd said:
    This sort of confirms its about relationships.  Even tho somehow that was in question before?
    Yes, relationships, but what relationships? Person to person, humanity to the planet, one’s actions to one’s motivations...etc. 

    All could be correct. It’s the malleability of Ed’s lyrics that are fantastic and why it attracts a diverse fan base. Love these.
  • mysticweedmysticweed Posts: 3,710
    I like the words, however they string out, better than the music. It is a good song for dancing, tho
    fuck 'em if they can't take a joke

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  • 77777777 IdahoPosts: 98
    Dix is French for 10.  The term "Dixie" comes from Dix.  Dixieland or Dixie.  "I wish I was in Dixie", that sort of thing.  People wanted to go to the South specifically NOLA to make Dix because it paid more. French/Creole origins.  
    A stretch?  Maybe.  Boys want to grow their money?  I learned this while in NOLA.
  • nooramnooram Posts: 358
    edited February 2020
    I think it is referencing Trump's insecurity about his small hands (dick) and his notoriety for "firing" people on his tv show and in the current shit show.
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  • I was surprised to hear "dicks" uncensored on the radio.    What a country!
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  • tishtish taking the looooooong way,...Posts: 3,355
    ^ That's because it's dix - haha
  • Apple music had them wrong. Fire things  makes perfect  sence . I feel file does  not. Why would a boy file more than a girl.? 
    But guns mainly fired by boys who want to feel big imo.
    Agree!
  • tish said:
    TJ25487 said:
    As a parent of teenage girls (like Ed) I wondered if "fire things" referred to vaping.  I know that's a stretch but teenage boys do tend to focus on 

    1. Their dicks
    2. Pics of themselves
    3. Vaping

    of course that is if the lyrics are "dicks and pics and fire things"
    I see "boys" here as just a synonym for the entire male gender, not just young men. This particular line (which officially is "dix and fix and fire things") seems to be about toxic masculinity and male stereotypes, of which guns are a big part. It makes the most sense given the theme of the song but what seals it is at the end of Mach III, Ed makes a gun motion with his hand while he sings the line.
    Winner winner chicken dinner on this! Great job Benny. I think you have cracked the Ed code! 
    Finally, I see the gun motion you are referring to at the end of the song. For the longest time, I could only see the "positive, positive!" promise of the cross your heart and gun motion.

  • wndowpaynewndowpayne Posts: 1,370
    Shazam app has it as " Dixon Vixon Violins"..??!!
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  • wndowpaynewndowpayne Posts: 1,370
    I always picture David Byrne at the .."Positive..positive"  part..
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  • rbrum7rbrum7 Posts: 960
    So waiting for the official lyrics once the album is released. I'm putting my money on "fire things" and I've seen people get tattoos and selling crappy home made crafts with "file things". Poor people if that's the case, ha. 

    To me fire makes most sense because as others have so astutely pointed out, fire being a big motif in the video, a gun reference and gun hand sign Ed makes in the video and maybe a knock on Trump who made a name on TV for firing people. 

    I'm putting my guess out here timestamped so I can do some nice "I told ya so's" once the album drops, ha. 
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  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 7,017
    I hear the line 5 times

    file
    fire
    file
    fire
    file


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  • rbrum7rbrum7 Posts: 960
    ed243421 said:
    I hear the line 5 times

    file
    fire
    file
    fire
    file


    Interesting
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 13,471
    ed243421 said:
    I hear the line 5 times

    file
    fire
    file
    fire
    file


    That's exactly how I hear it!
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  • Casi007Casi007 Posts: 12
    Is it "fire things?" Ah well, Live it may be something else, right?TJ25487 said:
    What was Ed thinking??? He has no chance of remembering all of these lyrics live! Hahaha! 



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