So, now that i’m this mean php whiz (just nod your head and smile) this whole domain has become so much more fun to update! No more is the drudgery and hand-coding of tens of the same page over and over just to upload lyrics! Never again do i have to manually add a tab to the AniGuitar Archive! So, yeah. What made me think of that is that i haven’t uploaded lyrics for the oft-played “Up&Down” yet, and i was just reading a recent interview with Melissa Etheridge where she talks about write a breakup record, and she says “So instead of just being like break up and break down, it was more like, “OK, all I’ve got to look at is myself.”
I think that’s sortof the point of the song, in a more roundabout way… it’s not about breaking up and breaking down so much as it is about how all of the things in the song are just the up & down of the relationship and the wake of the relationship and that i finally came to the point where “I’m supposed to be friendly to you” just didn’t make any sense at all. Being friendly to someone is a respect that they earn, not a rule of conduct. So, i’m past the up and down and forced civility and just allowed to be a singular person again.
Also from Ms. Etheridge: “Oh, people don’t know how much I identify with Madonna. I’m a huge Madonna fan.” Rock on, Melissa!