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Thread: Swirling Eddies - the midget, the speck and the molecule
JohnnyZemo

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12-18-2007 09:29 Forum: CD & DVD Reviews


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Originally posted by JohnnyZemo

Interpretation 2: Note that in the lyrics included with the album, it's always "Hitchhiker" rather than "hitchhiker," the implication being that the person disappearing in the rearview mirror is Jesus. From there, I think the meaning becomes clear, though again there are a couple of ways you can take it: a) the driver doesn't know Jesus, and is missing an opportunity to meet Him, or b) the driver knows Jesus but is too preoccupied with other things to make time to meet with Him.


Okay, I just listened to the song again. I think the lyrics support interpretation 2a the best. The driver is admonished to "turn back... turn around" and told that "the bridge is out and you will surely drown."

In other words, repent (turn around, change the path you're on) because the path you're on leads to death.

"Can you see Me through your glass darkly?"
Thread: Swirling Eddies - the midget, the speck and the molecule
JohnnyZemo

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12-18-2007 08:59 Forum: CD & DVD Reviews


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Originally posted by audiori
by Jason Hoffman

To that end, I still have no idea what the album's title track means, but I'm sure it's deep and marbled with meaning.


Someday I would love to ask Terry about his fascination with hitchhiking, particularly the urban legend of the "vanishing hitchhiker" who turns out to be an angel or Jesus. I think there are at least three DA/Eddies songs that mention it.

I think "the midget, the speck, and the molecule" can be taken a couple of ways.

Interpretation 1: It's about having compassion for those in need. The driver in the song is seeing the hitchhiker he passed get smaller and smaller in the rearview mirror (midget-> speck-> molecule). (The cover art definitely supports this idea.) The song advises him to "turn back" and pick up the guy he passed.

Interpretation 2: Note that in the lyrics included with the album, it's always "Hitchhiker" rather than "hitchhiker," the implication being that the person disappearing in the rearview mirror is Jesus. From there, I think the meaning becomes clear, though again there are a couple of ways you can take it: a) the driver doesn't know Jesus, and is missing an opportunity to meet Him, or b) the driver knows Jesus but is too preoccupied with other things to make time to meet with Him.

I think it's a mistake to assume that the humor content on any given Eddies record implies a lack of serious content. Even the light-hearted "Let's Spin" CD includes thoughts like, "Love and hate are here within me; and it scares me to think how angry I have grown."

The only Eddies CD which was completely ridiculous was Sacred Cows. That one still baffles me. Smile
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