Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Minutes to Midnight -- great discussion

Cheryl H ooiiilllss at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 12 10:43:34 MDT 2004

excellent interpretation.  if Pete didn't remember the lyrics, maybe Jim 
could shed some light on them, as he is credited with Pete.  now I'd really 
love to know what they mean.


>From: tfrommer at mindspring.com
>Reply-To: tfrommer at mindspring.com
>To: powderworks at cs-lists.cs.colorado.edu
>Subject: [Powderworks] Minutes to Midnight -- great discussion
>Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 09:11:03 -0700 (GMT-07:00)

>Wow, very interesting take and something I never knew about (AGM-88). That 
>verse ends "the dancer's hand grips the rail/and fingers will blister on 
>the 88s/Hope drains out of the side of the page" I always took 88s as a 
>piano. And the whole lyric as similar to the band playing on the Titanic as 
>it sank. You just keep fiddling, dancing, playing the piano and don't mind 
>the missile silos over here.
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