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Dorothy Fennel ([personal profile] dot_fennel) wrote 2011-03-07 04:41 am (UTC)

I don't know! Or I should say, I don't understand how it's supposed to be parsed. In context as a line from "German Shepherds", it seems like, what the intended parsing is, it's a way of saying "from beginning to end" that emphasizes futility. The first verse of German Shepherds has a few different images that conflate timelessness with hopelessness, and so maybe the chorus is evoking the fear of falling into one of these endless cycles-- don't start me off, I don't want to be eternally leaving and coming back and leaving and...

But no, I don't know. Somewhere in my house, I have Kevin Eden's book about Wire, but I can't find it right now (and don't remember anything about the title's origin being in it anyway).

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