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In the corner of the morning in the past
I would sit and blame the master first and last
All the roads were straight and narrow
And the prayers were small and yellow
And the rumour spread that I was aging fast
Then I ran across a monster who...

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    anonymous
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    Apr 25th, 4:55pm report


    The song's title is a quibble on an obscene joke that circulated in England at the time. (To "widen the circle of your friends" is understood here to mean having anal sex with them.)

    The song also collapses together the children's novelty song "The Teddy Bears' Picnic" and the nursery rhyme "Humpty Dumpty" in the lyric, "you'll never go down to the gods again".



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    anonymous
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    Jun 10th, 2015 6:05pm report


    Someone once wrote David meets GOD and the Devil. I tend to agree. Story of his journey full circle. Had to let go, off on his own, fuck up, dark side, into the pit. Even though no reunion with God at end of song, title suggests completion. Back to the beginning. And if reflective of David's personal journey in some fashion, then we know how the story turned out!




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