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Re: Across the universe

Posted by ESC on May 16, 2006

In Reply to: Across the universe posted by Bob on May 16, 2006

: : : : hi!

: : : : I'm a finnish student girl and i'm asking meaning for a funny sentence from a song "papercup" performed by Heather Nova. So what does she mean by saying
: : : : " like nights in a papercup, when you wanted it to last"?

: : : : Thank you all!

: : : I found the lyrics, in case anyone wants context:
: : : Paper Cup

: : :
: : : Wishful thinking I might be yours
: : : Drifting on every step
: : : I'm always drawn to the dark horse
: : : Sweet sweet nothing's said

: : : And every dream is just a dream, after all
: : : And everything stands so still when you dance
: : : Everything spins so fast
: : : And the night's in a paper cup
: : : When you want it to last

: : : Wishful thinking you might be mine
: : : Every shiver sends
: : : One breath under the bridge of sighs
: : : Bending where the river bends

: : : And every dream is just a dream, after all
: : : And everything stands so still when you dance
: : : Everything spins so fast
: : : And the night's in a paper cup
: : : When you want it to last

: : : And every dream is just a dream, after all
: : : And everything stands so still when you dance
: : : Everything spins so fast
: : : And the night's in a paper cup
: : : When you want it to last

: : : And everything stands so still when you dance
: : : Everything spins so fast
: : : And the night's in a paper cup
: : : And you want it to last

: : : I'll leave the meaning up to those who think it meaningful....

: : Compared to some things I've read in the paper, this is meaningful. A paper cup is something temporary, something not expected to last, something with an ephemeral life. Tonight's pleasure might as well be in a paper cup, something that can't last. I suppose if it were in a glass tumbler or a crystal goblet it might last longer. At least the container would. SS

: Remember John Lennon's lyric?

: Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup,
: They slither while they pass, they slip away across the universe
: Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my open mind,
: Possessing and caressing me.
: Jai guru de va om
: Nothing's gonna change my world,
: Nothing's gonna change my world.

: Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes,
: That call me on and on across the universe,
: Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter box they
: Tumble blindly as they make their way
: Across the universe
: Jai guru de va om
: Nothing's gonna change my world,
: Nothing's gonna change my world.

: Sounds of laughter shades of earth are ringing
: Through my open views inviting and inciting me
: Limitless undying love which shines around me like a
: Million suns, it calls me on and on
: Across the universe
: Jai guru de va om
: Nothing's gonna change my world,
: Nothing's gonna change my world

: We miss John.

Yes, we do.

Maybe paper cup refers to its use as a "go cup."