Lyrics Talk:Maine

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I'm pretty sure the line " I can see you as you aren't / Maine" is actually " I can see you as you are in / Maine," which makes a lot more sense, and gets 49 Google results compared to four, three of which are pages on TMBW. Any objections before I make the change? -CapitalQtalk ♪ 17:08, 28 Apr 2006 (CDT)

I DEFINITELY think the lyric goes "aren't". It's way more Giants to have word play like this. Also, upon closer listening using several sets of headphones, I can hear the "t" in "aren't". Also, "heart" and "aren't" are a much closer match as far as rhyming. Upon even further inspection of the interp pages, having an evil heart would allow one to see something in a twisted way, as something isn't. And a search really isn't reliable on matters such as these, unless they have info from Linnell we don't know about. I propose that you change it back. Also, what exactly did you google? I find just the opposite of your results.--tehbagel ( o ) 16:13, 5 May 2006 (CDT)
Change it back? I never changed it...I was waiting for someone like you to respond. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 16:17, 5 May 2006 (CDT)
And I googled for "So I can see you as you aren't" Maine and "So I can see you as you are in" Maine. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 16:29, 5 May 2006 (CDT)
I saw it was changed, and I saw your post, so I put 2 and 2 together. However, this time I was wrong. I want others to confirm my findings, too, as I am not infallable. Does anybody else have any input on the correct lyric?--tehbagel ( o ) 16:51, 5 May 2006 (CDT)
In the booklet, it says, "lyrics to this album are avilable at". They might still be in the wayback machine. Somewhere. - Whirrrlwind (Woosh!) 16:57, 5 May 2006 (CDT)
I did see that, but I'm pretty sure never had a lyrics section. Could be wrong. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 16:58, 5 May 2006 (CDT)
It did, in the melody section - but the archive won't let me access it for ... uh ... reason. - Whirrrlwind (Woosh!) 17:06, 5 May 2006 (CDT)
I'm gonna lean towards "aren't." I think I heard a "t" on the end but that might have been me hearing the little thunderclap thing. Plus, I don't think diction always tells the truth. "Aren't" though, just makes more sense to me. ~ magbatz
I definitely hear "are in" Never doubted what that particular line was. Of course, that doesn't mean I'm right, but that's what I hear. --Valerie 22:26, 5 May 2006 (CDT)
I always thought it was "are, and". The previous leadin to the chorus is continuous (i.e. "brings you back to Maine..." is a complete thought/sentence; "I can see you as you are, and Maine..." follows this structure somewhat.) However, the argument that "heart" and "aren't" are near rhymes is somewhat compelling, although this rhyme scheme doesn't appear in the "rusty razor" line. (-KhabaLox; 10:00, 21 June 2006 (PDT))
In the few times I've heard the song performed live, Linnell clearly sings "aren't." So there's my answer. :) For those of you who still need convincing, here's a 450kb wav I made of him signing the line: JL_As_you_arent.wav -CapitalQtalk ♪ 11:17, 21 Jun 2006 (MDT)

I always thought the "Glazed with" was "Blazed with." Anyone else? --Valerie 00:00, 5 Jul 2006 (MDT)

I agree with all of these lyrics, except, i think it's:

I love you anyway (I love you anyway) I promise there's no other state (there's no other state) But only if you stay away (but only if you leave) And leave me to my obfuscate (me to my obfuscate)

(obfuscate means, as a noun, a hiding place, or concealment)