Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Run Like Hell

I was in the car listening to Pink Floyd’s “Run Like Hell” song from “The Wall.”  Now I don’t normally like to rip on Pink Floyd because I happen to like their lyrics.  A lot of them are genius.  Particularly the song from their “Dark Side of the Moon” album:

 All that you touch
 And all that you see
 All that you taste
 All you feel
 And all that you love
 And all that you hate
 All you distrust
 All you save
 And all that you give
 And all that you deal
 And all that you buy
 Beg, borrow or steal
 And all you create
 And all you destroy
 And all that you do
 And all that you say
 And all that you eat
 And everyone you meet
 And all that you slight
 And everyone you fight
 And all that is now
 And all that is gone
 And all that's to come
 And everything under the sun is in tune
 But the sun is eclipsed by the moon

Genius!  They’re just saying something obvious and nothing at all in a very clever way.  The Beatles did that even earlier with “All you Need is Love”.  Check it out:

   There's nothing you can do that can't be done
   Nothing you can sing that can't be sung
   Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game   It's easy   Nothing you can make that can't be made   No one you can save that can't be saved   Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time   It's easy

See how they have stated the obvious in a genius clever way?

Of course, they even did this on Saturday Night Live way back when with Rosanne Rosanne Rosannadanna who always said “Wherever you go, there are” or “It just goes to show, if it’s not one thing it’s another”.  Genius

But wait, I digressed.  I was talking about the “Run from Hell” song.  It was playing on my iPod so I could see the song displayed on the device I have rigged up in my car to distract my attention from driving long enough to take out the bicyclist in front of me.  But there I digress again.

The title got me curious.  Just how does Hell run, anyway?  I didn’t know they ran in hell.  I guess we have to assume you run fast in hell.  I mean, it’s hot as hell and it being hell they must have to run fast.  But wouldn’t you just get in awesome shape running in hell under that kind of heat?  Perhaps it’s Hell because they make you run fast but you never get any better, you just run and suffer.  Yeah, that must be it. 

Clearly, I over think things.  Imagine if I could just apply my thinking to something productive like ozone depletion or world obesity levels.  But until then you’re going to have to keep slathering the sunscreen and eating the Twinkies. 


Subby said...

I always though Hell was in perpetual motion, ergo no-one really runs it, it's just there, endlessly spinning. Kind of like upper management. Of course, an eternity of spinning has built up a lot of heat from the friction which is the real reason for all this "global warming" crap...

...and if they catch you in the backseat trying to pick her locks they're going to send you back to mother in a cardboard box, you better run, run, run....

Ed said...

subby - Hah! Upper management? Now that IS hell!!! And I would run from that....