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Old 04-08-2008, 11:10 PM
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Default My kinda Far-Out Halloween Interpretation

i posted this over at dbtp.org as well

Halloween reminds me alot of the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelly.
Here are my reasons

Hey little dreamer's eyes open and staring up at me
Oh, little lovely eyes, oh, radiant
- In the book alot of emphasis is placed upon the creatures eyes when it wakes up and Victor Frankenstein's reaction to first seeing his creature

I will dream within the night
Shadows on the windows
Lead our love
Every love will lead me on tonight
I will lay you lying,
I will not within this life
-In the story upon the creation of his monster Victor is haunted at what he has done and his relationship with his love Elizabeth is strained because he is in constant fear of his monster

Oh, little dreamer eyes open and waving here
- upon waking for the first time the monster is in constant wanting of companionship and belonging

We will leave it all behind
-Victor pretty much abandons his previous way of life, his love and family

Oh, and in the nightmares,
I'll fill them in good time, oh
They will 'seech your mind
And no lying, and you may, well, ask,
"Why do we run around here?"
"Oh, while you come inside me"
"Oh, why does it rip me all between?"
"Why then, why then?" watch this, little fuck!
-Shows a continued representation of Victor's fear and the part about running could refer to Victor chasing the monster toward the end of the book. rip me all between could refer to all the internal conflicts within the story

Going away, yeah...
Why this lonely, why this lonely, why this lonely, love?
Why this lonely, why this lonely, why this lonely, love?
Halloween.
-It seems as though in the book the main characters of which the vantage point of the story is written, Victon, Walton, and the Creature, are all in desperate need of a loving companion and sense of belonging.

Don't walk away, don't walk away, don't walk away
I'm talking to you
-Victor abandons his monster and the monster desperatly wants to have a relationship with his "father"

There's one possible interpretation, i hope most of you have read the book because its a complete 180 from the movies and cartoons about frankenstein
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:14 PM
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very interesting Andy, I will admit I've not read this book, but Barnes And Noble is a short walk from my apartment, and I believe they are open now, lol.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:18 PM
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very interesting Andy, I will admit I've not read this book, but Barnes And Noble is a short walk from my apartment, and I believe they are open now, lol.
http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/...pageNum-4.html

heres the just of the story, enough to make the connection between the song and book
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frankenstein is a classic. i see this interpretation. awesome job!
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:27 PM
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very cool andy
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http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/...pageNum-4.html

heres the just of the story, enough to make the connection between the song and book
I think i'm gonna buy this one tomorrow, story seems very promising.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:33 PM
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I think i'm gonna buy this one tomorrow, story seems very promising.
dont get thrown off by the letters from walton in the begining, after that its a fairly easy read
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dont get thrown off by the letters from walton in the begining, after that its a fairly easy read
I've been searching for a book to pick up and read for a while now since the weather is getting nicer here in the city, love to read in the park.
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very cool andy
way cool indeed.

even if the connection's not there I really enjoyed this, plus it will add to the experience next time I see Halloween live (I've been lucky enough to see 3 of the last 4 live performances I think - 12/21/02, 9-11-2005, 12/10/2005).
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that's some incredibly creative thinking! i'm gonna have to go get that book now you know
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