May 17, 2021 — Song #137

For 1987, I picked the song “Hourglass” by Squeeze. I like Squeeze a lot, “Black Coffee in Bed” for instance is a great song. This song, “Hourglass” has a great video inspired by Salvador Dali. It’s a cool video. The song seems to be about hurrying about too much and never having enough time to do anything. The chorus is cool, they rush through the words and represent that by let’s say “germanizing” the words: “Takeittothebridge throwitoverboard / Seeifitcanswim backuptotheshore.” That’s the hook. The song was written by the band guitarists, Chris Difford and…

Sara Bizarro

PhD in Philosophy, Professor, Artist, Movie Buff.

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