Interpretations:I Lost Thursday

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Song About Life In Quarantine[edit]

My immediate interpretation upon first hearing this song was, that this song perfectly describes what we’re living in. The title of the song is the perfect example. I Lost Thursday, like forgetting what day it is. That’s certainly happened once or twice. After scanning the lyrics through, I realized almost each lyric reflects the quarantining we’ve each been doing. It’s super-natural how spaced out we can be, kinda reminds me of forgetting at times that we still need to be quarantining and we can’t just be going out a doing stuff. Anyways, that’s what I got outta this song. Overall it’s a really great song with a lot to it. Cant wait for the new album. Lukehennisch (talk) 13:14, 23 October 2020 (EDT)

Spot on, Luke! Losing track of time without a regular work or school schedule, "nights go right up to the next", and you hear people say things like "is it Saturday already?"
Meeting a group of friends or co-workers on Zoom is like being the guard in a "panopticon" prison - watching the home-bound inmates in little square cells while their lives are "standing still".
For an active and forward-looking person like Flansburgh, 2020 "was going to be the year" for accomplishment and improvement, but it's become a "story time" of idly looking at one's interior "diorama", "stuck in this oblivion", "sleepy", and "not strong". You could even sleep through a whole day - Thursday might be "zipped up" in a sleeping bag.
Naturally when you gripe about losing something, a family member is going to offer the irritating suggestion: "it's wherever you left it, dear!" "Argh!" says Flans, "Don't say that!" --Nehushtan (talk) 10:40, 24 October 2020 (EDT)
I think "nights go right up to the next" conveys the realization of staying up so long that it's practically the next day.

Also, the first COVID case in America was on a Thursday