Interpretations:I Palindrome I (Dial-A-Song)
This is obviously a song about life, and how it revolves around selfishness. First the singer describes himself to be born on the Forth of July, indicating his importance, the singer's on selfishness. Slamming the door shut represents the rowdiness of a teenager, the stage in life where it is "all about me." The song continues to go on as he grows older, until he has children of his own, and they to want attention. The singer grows older, and is stuck in the infinite cycle of life. This version is about the "myself," while the official version is about uselessness.
-King of Hearts
This song seems to be a relative of Mono Puff's "Unsupervised, I Hit My Head"... it covers similar themes of growing up and having more responsibility (described as something hitting your head in both songs) -Jordan (www.jordancooperLaLaLa.com)
- I could see that. -J2
Self Talk After a Break Up
I think Flans' song is narrated in the wake of a failed relationship, like Lucky Ball & Chain. The title seems like a lament of loneliness and loserdom, meaning something like "I'm stuck being the same old me, forward and backward." She's gone, living like a monarch in Brooklyn "unencumbered" by the relationship. By contrast he feels imprisoned by grief & loss, remembering how he used to feel "free" and "young", before the whole debacle. An old pious American saw ("When God closes a door he always opens a window") is detourned into a proverb of hopelessness. Being "born on the 5th of July" is to have missed the celebration, the opposite of a Yankee Doodle Dandy on top of the world. Having something fall on your head adds a concluding injury to the insult, like an anvil dropping on Wile E. Coyote with a loud comic clang. --Nehushtan (talk) 00:31, 19 October 2019 (EDT) (updated --Nehushtan (talk) 14:48, 26 April 2020 (EDT))