Virtual ramblings

Feisty!

Mr H.Knife

You can be so  . ..

You can be so feisty! That was said to me this week and I like it. Because it means I am not taking things for granted and will ask questions, will debate and will present my opinion when I think it makes sense or is needed for some cause of justice, clarification or explanation.  Better than sit and nod yes at all that happens. I would have no problem asking a feisty question at a King, Queen, Emperor, Empress, President or whatever authority either, because titles and inherited titles never have impressed me anyway. We all are human, all can act in a way that raises questions, doubts, surprise, confusion or a form of aggression in others.

 

Don’t let me be misunderstood

A song from the Animals (1965) and also well known as soundtrack from the Kill Bill movie (Santa Esmeralda version)

It basically is what we all know: Person one says A and person two explains it as B, followed by questions, arguments or moody silence. Sometimes it would be handy if talks were like mathematics, crisp and clear with no space for doubt. When person one and two do not share the same native language the misinterpretations will increase due to lack of a vocabulary and due to missing the sometimes subtle but essential variations in how words can have several meanings. It is quite funny how such things can lead to intense conversations about no issue at all. When this alleged/supposed issue finally is being discovered the air is cleared, the minds relieved and smiles turn back on people’s faces, wondering if they wasted time with a non-issue discussion or gained a new and good insight because of a non-issue discussion. I always choose for the benefit version myself. To discover something is a non-issue is a very revealing and assuring moment. It makes me glow of pleasure and relief. It is the best and most joyful way of experiencing you can be wrong sometimes, with always a rewarding conclusion.

 

Hot knife

Imagine some butter
Imagine a hot knife as well.
You know what the effect will be of that knife on the butter. Even getting close to the butter already has an effect, let alone when the knife actually will cut into it.

Fiona Apple sings of that. She uses this metaphor to explain her feisty mind when she is approached or touched by her lover. It makes you want to be butter right away. Or a hot knife.  Wonder what is more feisty . . . :)

The lyrics are repetitive and when only seeing that it will look like an easy song, but the way it is been recorded I find amazing. The song itself can be called super feisty. Butter and knife as words are already highly suggestive but even without that you can feel the excitement of being in love.  It would do extremely well in a Machinima or Second Life installation.  The recording below is visually strong as well and really draws you into this swirling vortex of words and music

I quote now from  the site genius.com:

This song is a playful take on sexual chemistry in words and music.

Apple’s older sister Amber, who is a cabaret singer that records under the name of Maude Maggart, joins her later in the song. Fiona told New York magazine that they’d stood at the same microphone for hours, weaving their voices in what she called, “the most intimate moment of our lives together.”

 

 

 

[Apple]
If I’m butter, if I’m butter
If I’m butter then he’s a hot knife
He makes my heart a cinemascope screen
Showing a dancing bird of paradise
If I’m butter, if I’m butter
If I’m butter then he’s a hot knife
He makes my heart a cinemascope screen
Showing a dancing bird of paradiseHe excites me
Must be like the Genesis of Rhythm
I get feisty
Whenever I’m with him
If I’m butter, if I’m butter
If I’m butter then he’s a hot knife
He makes my heart a cinemascope screen
Showing a dancing bird of paradise[Maggart]
I’m a hot knife, I’m a hot knife
I’m a hot knife, he’s a pat of butter
If I get a chance I’m gonna show him that
He’s never gonna need another, never need another
[Maggart]
I’m a hot knife, I’m a hot knife, I’m a hot knife, he’s a pat of butter
If I get a chance I’m gonna show him that
He’s never gonna need another, never need another
I’m a hot knife, I’m a hot knife, I’m a hot knife, he’s a pat of butter
If I get a chance I’m gonna show him that
He’s never gonna need another, never need another
 

[Apple]
If I’m butter, if I’m butter
If I’m butter then he’s a hot knife
He makes my heart a cinemascope screen
Showing a dancing bird of paradise
If I’m butter, if I’m butter
If I’m butter then he’s a hot knife
He makes my heart a cinemascope screen
Showing a dancing bird of paradise

 

[Apple]
He excites me
Must be like the Genesis of Rhythm
I get feisty
Whenever I’m with him

 

[Maggart]
I’m a hot knife, I’m a hot knife, I’m a hot knife, he’s a pat of butter
If I get a chance I’m gonna show him that
He’s never gonna need another, never need another
I’m a hot knife, I’m a hot knife, I’m a hot knife, he’s a pat of butter
If I get a chance I’m gonna show him that
He’s never gonna need another, never need another
 

[Apple]
If I’m butter, if I’m butter
If I’m butter then he’s a hot knife
He makes my heart a cinemascope screen
Showing a dancing bird of paradise
If I’m butter, if I’m butter
If I’m butter then he’s a hot knife
He makes my heart a cinemascope screen
Showing a dancing bird of paradise

 

[Maggart]
I’m a hot knife, I’m a hot knife, I’m a hot knife, he’s a pat of butter
If I get a chance I’m gonna show him that
He’s never gonna need another, never need another

 

[Maggart]
I’m a hot knife, I’m a hot knife, I’m a hot knife, he’s a pat of butter
If I get a chance I’m gonna show him that
He’s never gonna need another, never need another
I’m a hot knife, I’m a hot knife, I’m a hot knife, he’s a pat of butter
If I get a chance I’m gonna show him that
He’s never gonna need another, never need another
 

 

 

[Apple]
And you canAnd you canAnd you can

Relax around me

And you can

And you can

And you can

Relax around me

 

 

[Apple]
He excites me
Must be like the Genesis of Rhythm
I get feisty
Whenever I’m with him

 

[Maggart]
I’m a hot knife, I’m a hot knife, I’m a hot knife, he’s a pat of butter
If I get a chance I’m gonna show him that
He’s never gonna need another, never need another
 

[Apple]
If I’m butter, if I’m butter
If I’m butter then he’s a hot knife
He makes my heart a cinemascope screen
Showing a dancing bird of paradise

 

[Maggart]
I’m a hot knife, I’m a hot knife, I
‘m a hot knife, he’s a pat of butter
If I get a chance I’m gonna show him that
He’s never gonna need another,
never need another
I’m a hot knife, I’m a hot knife,
I’m a hot knife, he’s a pat of butter
If I get a chance I’m gonna show him that
He’s never gonna need another,
never need another

[Apple]
If I’m butter, if I’m butter
If I’m butter then he’s a hot knife
He makes my heart a cinemascope screen
Showing a dancing bird of paradise
If I’m butter, if I’m butter
If I’m butter then he’s a hot knife
He makes my heart a cinemascope screen
Showing a dancing bird of paradise
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Apple]
Maybe he could
Teach me
Something
Maybe I could
Teach him, too
Even just to
Reach is a triumph
Now, I really got a
Hold on you
Maybe he could
Teach me
Something
Maybe I could
Teach him, too
Even just to
Reach is a triumph
Now, I really got a
Hold on you

 

[Maggart]
I’m a hot knife, I’m a hot knife,
I’m a hot knife, he’s a pat of butter
If I get a chance I’m gonna s
how him that
He’s never gonna need another,
never need another
I’m a hot knife, I’m a hot knife,
I’m a hot knife, he’s a pat of butter
If I get a chance I’m gonna
show him that
He’s never gonna need another,
never need another

 

 

 

 

 

[Apple]
And you canAnd you can

And you can

Relax around me

And you can

And you can

And you can

Relax around me

And you can

And you can

And you can

Relax around m

[Apple]
If I’m butter, if I’m butter
If I’m butter then he’s a hot knife
He makes my heart a
cinemascope screen
Showing a dancing bird of paradise
If I’m butter, if I’m butter
If I’m butter then he’s a hot knife
He makes my heart a
cinemascope screen
Showing a dancing bird of paradise
 

 

 

 

[Apple]
Maybe he could
Teach me
Something
Maybe I could
Teach him, too
Even just to
Reach is a triumph
Now, I really got a
Hold on you
Maybe he could
Teach me
Something
Maybe I could
Teach him, too
Even just to
Reach is a triumph
Now, I really got a
Hold on you

 

 



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