Interpretations:Wait Actually Yeah No

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Brainstorming[edit]

It's just Linnell struggling to come with ideas for a new song... or maybe it's not. AnaNgInASpaceSuit (talk) 16:27, 9 November 2021 (EST)

Wait, actually, yeah, no.
Just kidding, I think that's definitely the genesis of the song. At some point, Linnell realized he could make a song out of his struggle and hardly anyone would bat an eyelash. Just look at the random non-sequiturs in the latter part of the song ("self-enclosing whale", anyone?). In some ways, it's another side of "Right Before Showtime" (an unreleased song from 2015) and while those lyrics were formatted like multiple people speaking in a dialogue, these lyrics sound like one guy's efforts at convincing himself to commit to a topic...and failing miserably. As a concept, it's rather amusing, though I personally think it's not executed too well (like a less interesting "Definition Of Good"), but nevermind that. --MisterMe (talk) 14:50, 10 November 2021 (EST)

Marijuana egg[edit]

Could it be about what it's like to be so high that every fleeting thought seems like an epiphany, yet you can't really grasp any of it? Twoshoes (talk) 09:33, 15 November 2021 (EST)

Fleeting Thoughts, But also being shy to express an idea?[edit]

There's not toooooo much to interpret with this song, I feel - it's a lot of false starts of ideas that kind of spiral out.

This could be due to losing an idea, or not being satisfied with an idea. The idea of a person not being satisfied with an idea also lends itself to another kind of false start where, if the narrator of this song were talking out loud, just kind of speaking their thoughts out - then it could be that part of the reason why they spiral out from the idea and withdraw from their idea is because they're not confident in it, or think it's weird, irrelevant, or that it has no meaning. That sounds depressing and all, but you know when you get an idea and you realize partway through speaking it out loud that "oh, nevermind-" it's not a good idea.

I'd like to think that if the song were any bit about that kind of false start or backpedaling on idea, that the little bridge part or part in the song where it builds a bit more and Linnell starts listing increasingly weird things, that the narrator is getting momentarily, increasingly more confident in his weird ideas and is finally saying them. Then again, I think it's probably just more speaking to the random, fleeting thoughts that don't make much sense and lead you to the "oh wait, neverminds..." and other backpedaling in one's thoughts.

- Inconspicuous_traveler