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Why do anything when you can forget everything. Memory more comforting than future.
Richey, on this song.

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That’s the simplest song, musically and lyrically, on the album. It’s about how people always look back to their youth and look on it as a glorious period. No matter what walk of life you’re in, you always revert back to childhood and look at it as a beautiful time when, as the song says, ‘Someone, somewhere soon will take care of you’.
Nicky Wire, Melody Maker

The house and the garden are metaphors for humans — they’ve gone to ruin, just as humans become frail and decrepit due to age.

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Purgatory, according to some branches of Christianity in the Middle Ages, is a place between heaven and hell, where most people will go to suffer until they are good enough for Heaven. In Dante’s Purgatorio, it is arranged into circles.

To the prostitute, constantly being used is a purgatory.

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The prostitute maintains the appearance of normality despite the trauma her job causes her. She’s still polite to strangers, and even gives up her seat on the bus.

She’s constantly repressing her pain. This is not good for her, so she self harms — just as Richey did.

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This line could be referencing the two great rock pioneers of the 60s — Bob Dylan and The Beatles.

The “how does it feel?” is very reminiscent of Dylan’s famous line in his iconic song, “Like A Rolling Stone”.

“Nothing is real” was used by John Lennon in another of The Beatles' psychedelic masterpieces, “Strawberry Fields Forever”.

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This could be referencing David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision”, a song about creativity. Perhaps Kasabian are trying to imply that hallucination can aid the creative process?

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This is a reference to The Beatles‘ famous 1967 song, “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”. This is widely perceived as the LSD song — understandably, given the name — but it is actually about a painting done by Julian Lennon.

Like “La Fee Verte”, “Lucy” contains a lot of bizarre imagery.

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This is excellent analysis. You’ve clearly read the text carefully and thought about it critically.

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April 17th, 2014

You did a good job ending your paragraph with this sentence.

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This is a simplification. On a personal level, Marcus and Julius were good friends. Brutus comes to be convinced that his friend must die for the good of Rome due to Cassius' manipulation.

Whilst Brutus didn’t like the things that he thought Caesar was going to do, he did like Caesar.

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This is a very well structured essay. You have a strong introduction, substantial paragraphs which progress your argument, and there is no surprise in your conclusion. You clearly understand Brutus' motivations and his inner conflict, and have a strong grasp on the demands of essay writing. Well done!

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Whilst it’s clearly not a diss, it’s equally clear that it is a reference to the album(s). “Blueprint” is not a particularly common word. It will have been chosen deliberately. There are numerous references to the work of other rappers in this verse, and few of them are disses, they’re just nods.

"Well, eye for an eye and an 'F' for fight" (Foster The People – Houdini) | pending

It would be cool if this annotation explored the Biblical origins of “an eye for an eye”!

"They do quaint deeds and fully flaunt their pride." (Vachel Lindsay – The Leaden Eyed) | accepted

Sentence hanging there!

"Why do priests molest a child" (Vanilla Ice – Tell Me Why) | rejected

Try to avoid variations on “Vanilla Ice is saying…”

It would be good if, for example, you talked a bit about the recent scandal about systematic cover ups of child abuse by senior figures in the Roman Catholic Church.

"• Questions?" (Rap Genius – Cleanup Contest Rules/Regulations) | accepted

How is the contest judged/scored?

"Immanuel Kant's criticism" (Philosophy Genius – The Ontological Argument for the Existence of God) | accepted

Bertrand Russell and, iirc, G.E. Moore both had interesting contributions to whether existence is a real predicate.

Just a reminder not to forget Gaunilo’s response to Anselm!

"Vesuvius" (Rock Genius – User Directory) | pending

A special prize to anyone who gets this reference. Answers preferably by private message.

"It's okay... I've been there. In fact, no one becomes not..." (Wild Rose Chance – The Noob's Guide To Music, Vol. 1: Golden Rules) | pending

The Who are synonymous with the ‘60s? They didn’t really get going until the 70s. I think if they’d broken up after Tommy then they would be thought of the same way as, say, The Doors, or Jefferson Airplane- nifty bands who are basically unheard of amongst the public, and never reached the heights of The Beatles, Dylan, Hendrix or The Kinks.

@Dyaz
Perhaps I did not make it clear in the annotations, but multiplying the common prime factors gives you the highest common factor.