I’m not very good at interpreting lyrics, but I’m pretty sure that the Pitchfork post doesn’t give a good explanation of what this new Cat Power song ‘Ruin’ is about. I think there must be more to it. I don’t know what exactly, but there are two hints that it’s something more profound.
First, all the lines, except the intro, are repeated at least once with very little (if any) variation. For me, it emphasizes the notion that I should look for a hidden meaning.
Second, Chan Marshall has been performing this song live for at least 8 years, but didn’t publish it till now, when it suddenly becomes the first single from her upcoming album. These facts suggest that this is an especially important one.
So, what is this really about? I wish I had the answer but I don’t. If you do, please, let me know.
(via The Mad Mackerel)