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    Scott, Bob, Leo, Jay-Z and Me

     

    The feeling
    Of being
    Fourteen
    And reading
    The Great Gatsby
    For the very
    First time.
    Is concrete
    Yet ineffable
    Present
    Yet unattainable
    Like the green light
    At the end
    Of that Long Island
    Dock.

    I'm craggy
    And weathered
    Just like
    Robert Redford
    With a bittersweet
    Nostalgia
    For an earlier
    Time.
    It's concrete
    Yet ineffable
    Present
    Yet unattainable
    Like the green light
    At the end
    Of that Long Island
    Dock.

    We were all
    Young once
    But only
    That once
    And yes
    It was terrible
    But I do
    Miss it so.
    Concrete
    Yet ineffable
    Present
    Yet unattainable
    Like the green light
    At the end
    Of that Long Island
    Dock.

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    I like it. I like the way the experience of the 14 year old turns into a craggy Redford. I mean, Rob is handsome. But he's craggy now, isn't he? He wasn't for Gatsby. I like what that does to me. It really drives the sense of longing nostalgia for youth. I'm a little mixed up with the form of the 3rd verse. I love that verse but am uncertain how it ties in with its 8 instead of 7 lines before the start of the refrain. It just feels a little off center but there very well may be a reason to your design...

     

    Anyway, I dig it. (Oh, is the green light to be seen as a go signal?)  

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    • rsadasiv
      rsadasiv commented
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      Lee Knight wrote:

      I like it. I like the way the experience of the 14 year old turns into a craggy Redford. I mean, Rob is handsome. But he's craggy now, isn't he? He wasn't for Gatsby. I like what that does to me. It really drives the sense of longing nostalgia for youth. I'm a little mixed up with the form of the 3rd verse. I love that verse but am uncertain how it ties in with its 8 instead of 7 lines before the start of the refrain. It just feels a little off center but there very well may be a reason to your design...

       

      Anyway, I dig it. (Oh, is the green light to be seen as a go signal?)  


      The green light refers to the last line of The Great Gatsby (and in the book the green light refers to a light on the end of Daisy's dock):

      Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that


    • Monkey Uncle
      Monkey Uncle commented
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      Lee Knight wrote:

       

      Anyway, I dig it. (Oh, is the green light to be seen as a go signal?)  


      I took the green light to be a channel marker (channel markers always have either a red or green light, depending on which side of the channel they're on).  From the foot of the dock, the green light looks like it's on the end of the dock, but it's really way out in the water.  As you get closer, you realize you're never going to reach it (unless you have a boat or you're a really good swimmer).


  • #3

    rsadasiv wrote:

    Scott, Bob, Leo, Jay-Z and Me

     

    The feeling
    Of being
    Fourteen
    And reading
    The Great Gatsby
    For the very
    First time.
    Is concrete
    Yet ineffable
    Present
    Yet unattainable
    Like the green light
    At the end
    Of that Long Island
    Dock.

    I'm craggy
    And weathered
    Just like
    Robert Redford
    With a bittersweet
    Nostalgia
    For an earlier
    Time.
    It's concrete
    Yet ineffable
    Present
    Yet unattainable
    Like the green light
    At the end
    Of that Long Island
    Dock.

    We were all
    Young once
    But only
    That once
    And yes
    It was terrible
    But I do
    Miss it so.
    Concrete
    Yet ineffable
    Present
    Yet unattainable
    Like the green light
    At the end
    Of that Long Island
    Dock.


    Fabulous.

    “Good Vibrations” was probably a good record but who's to know? You had to play it about 90 bloody times to even hear what they were singing about. What’s next? Rock opera? —Pete Townshend, Melody Maker Interview, 1966.

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