Wednesday, 7 February 2018

PATHOS





"The candy floss salesman 
Watches ladies in the sand
Down for a freaky weekend in the hope 
That they'll be meeting Mr. Universe."

- 'Up The Pool' Jethro Tull


UP THE POOL


This song is inherently sad due to its nostalgic musing. Ian Anderson thinks back to the times he spent at Blackpool both growing up and on his later visits when he was living in London.
The verse above about the lecherous candy floss man watching 'desperate' young women sums up one of life's little ironies - aspiring to something you can't have. Sad really.

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