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Blogging The Perfect Beast

Posted in Rock by M on April 20, 2006

The Dude from The Big Lebowski

Like all right-thinking Americans, I hate the fucking Eagles, man!

But I can’t help but watch the train wreck that is the Henley SongBlog, which closely analyzes the words of Don Henley.

And if you think Henley’s full lyrics are tough to take, and if you can barely stomach the site owner’s sunny reflections on his work (“You can feel that deserted, winter beach hauntedness throughout the song.”), just wait until you get to the comments!

The story-teller returns to the US after the war, only to discover that racism is just as evident in the US. He laments, “I’m driving by your house though I know you’re not home” – the house is the Whitehouse and the story-teller refers to the emptiness or lack of spirit in the Whitehouse – it’s a place that tolerates or fosters racism, too. A black man is also seen down the barrel of a gun as the gunman says to himself, “I can see you, your brown skin shining in the sun”.

Evidence that Henley and Bruce Hornsby teamed up to have Tupac killed! He knew too much!

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