Sunday, January 3, 2010
And I am a Snake Head
Many of us would-be hipsters go through a They Might Be Giants stage: late teens, early twenties, we go to their concerts, we buy their tee-shirts, we phone up "Dial-a-Song." Their nonsensical lyrics speak to us.
When I found out that yesterday's date, 01-02-2010, was a palindrome, the band's lyrics came rushing back: I am a snake head eating the head on the opposite side... (Snake head)...
I'm reminded that not everything has to have a deeper meaning. Maybe part of what makes TMBG so enjoyable, especially for people of a certain age, starting college, determining what they want to do with their lives, is that it doesn't have a greater significance; it is what it is - fun and entertaining.