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 Post subject: Need your guys help!
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:16 pm 
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I am 19 years old, and have been a Zappa fan since I started liking music (that's besides the point). I have listened to many Zappa albums, and one of my all time favs is Joe's Garage. Now, I have been analyzing the lyrics/music, and I really feel for Joe's Story. Watermelon in Easter Hay is genius, but for the life of me, I can't understand what A Little Green Rosetta is about. The lyrics don't really make sense to me, and it's driving me crazy especially cause it's the last song! Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Need your guys help!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:16 pm 
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I don't know if there's any great meaning. There may be, I haven't heard it. Maybe it's a happy ending - Joe is working in the UMRK and is happy twirling the knobs while the rest engage in a joyous goofy song. Dunno for sure. I know it was originally supposed to be on Lather but it was rerecorded.

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A little green rosetta makes a muffin better.


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 Post subject: Re: Need your guys help!
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He is stickin' green sugar roses on top of muffins. Nuff said! Filling up the rest of the album.

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 Post subject: Re: Need your guys help!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:25 am 
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I think of it as kind of a parody of a cheesy feel-good final song from a cheesy musical, delivering the false promise that if/since Joe gave up his guitar playing, he will become a happier person in an ordered, productive society…then it sorta just devolves into an absurdist studio verite celebration.


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Right, the joy in an ordered life is to submit to mediocrity and dwell in inoffensive minutiae.

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 Post subject: Re: Need your guys help!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:04 pm 
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tweezers wrote:
Right, the joy in an ordered life is to submit to mediocrity and dwell in inoffensive minutiae.


Correct-- if you believe the text of the Central Scrutinizers monologues to be the word-for-word truth.

However, if you find the Central Scrutinzer to be an unreliable narrator (not an uncommon dramtic device), then the opposite is true. Or something.


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 Post subject: Re: Need your guys help!
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It's a stupid song and that's the way we like it.


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 Post subject: Re: Need your guys help!
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KUIII wrote:
It's a stupid song and that's the way we like it.


A third option - pick the one you like...

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 Post subject: Re: Need your guys help!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:39 pm 
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I think it's best to just stop listening after Watermelon In Easter Hay. The album is over after that.


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