Lyrics / Pearl Harbor
I used to think
Phil sang "Darth Vader" in Dodo until I checked the lyrics and
realized that it was supposed to be "Dog-baiter". Later I
came upon a Genesis fan site which listed the top 10 misheard Genesis
lyrics and this was actually one of them! LOL I was so glad that I
wasn't the only fool!
Then there were other times I thought I misheard the lyrics which turned
out to be correct. When I heard "stamped human bacon by a
butchery tool" I thought I must be hallucinating, but then was
shocked to find that I was right!
I just remembered a even worse misinterpretation on my part. For a
long time I thought "Pigeons" was a pleasant love song because
of the pretty melody and Phil's sweet vocals. I never imagined that
the first sentence of the lyric already contained a swear-word! I
guess I just have to blame it on Phil, it seems he could make anything
Warning: the second part of my message has no Genesis content.
A while back there was some discussion about Pearl Harbor the movie.
I must say that this is one movie this summer that I won't see. I
saw the trailer in a theater and thought: not another Hollywood movie
aiming at glorifying Americans and cashing in on rabid nationalism. Remember "the Patriot"?
Now before some of you accuse me
of being on the Japanese side, I must remind you that in the Rape of
Nanking alone over 300,000 Chinese nationals (mostly civilians) died at
the hands of the Japanese army. I remember the figure very well
because I used to live in that city, and when I was in 4th grade the
history teacher showed us some gruesome pictures taken during the
massacre. He obviously did not take child psychology because one
particularly shocking picture got stuck in my head and I can see it as
clearly today as back then. Don't worry I won't describe it because
my purpose is not to give all of you nightmares. My point is that
war is cruel to all countries involved. However the U.S. is quite
possibly the country that benefited the most from WWII. It is
undeniably very tragic for those American soldiers to die in a surprise
attack, but Pearl Harbor would not have occurred if the U.S. had gotten
involved in the war earlier. Leaders of the U.S. government wanted
to sit out the war because it was not an American problem, as far as they
were concerned Eurasia could turn into complete rubbles and they would be
fine with it. Pearl Harbor was significant only because it forced
the U.S. into the war.
That and the fact that I never particularly cared for Ben Affleck's