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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Afternoons & Coffeespoons/Crash Test Dummies

The narrator of this song, from the 1993 album God Shuffled His Feet, seems to be pondering his own mortality and the physical deterioration that comes with aging. The lyrics Afternoons will be measured out/Measured out, measured with/Coffeespoons and T. S. Eliot allude to a line
from Eliot's classic poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. (There's a quick reference to Jean-Paul Sartre here as well, when the singer refers to Times when the day is like a play by Sartre.)

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