Unexpected and unwelcome meetings
Clearly this is about an awkward meeting with an old friend in a situation akin to what The Meaning of Liff describes as a "Corriearklet".
CORRIEARKLET (n.) The moment at which two people approaching from opposite ends of a long passageway, recognise each other and immediately pretend they haven't. This is to avoid the ghastly embarrassment of having to continue recognising each other the whole length of the corridor.
Clearly the radar detection represents the first point of recognition, the death ray represents the feeling of deep kill-me-now awkwardness and the Tesla turbine represents the successful evasion of the other.
Or wait no, it's about Nikola Tesla, the famous Serbian-American inventor and engineer. Yeah that seems more likely.
- This is beautiful. 🌟
One of the Biography songs
In the same tradition as James K Polk and Meet James Ensor, a pleasant song that demonstrates late period Flans love of crooning a ballad. Unimaginable on early releases in the 80s, this MOR tendency, first heard on the Album version of First Kiss, is inoffensive enough but is so horizontal the band may have trouble staying awake playing it. Flans is absurdly proud of this one and is forever nagging the fans on social media to listen to it. Sometimes I feel sorry for him, usually I can't. Not on this tune.
- Christ dude, how did John Flansburgh hurt you? I don't see anything wrong with a laid-back song that simply tells a story, as opposed to something with more ups and downs and hidden meanings behind the lyrics or whatever. If we're just sharing our opinions of the song, I like the "horizontal" nature of it. It calms me down. To each their own, though.