Musicals.Net
http://musicals.net/forums/

"You impersonate a person...."
http://musicals.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=78093
Page 1 of 1

Author:  christinadaae [ Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:57 am ]
Post subject:  "You impersonate a person...."

.... better than a zombie should"

That line just doesn't make sense to me?
What do you think of it?

Author:  High-baritonne [ Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:06 am ]
Post subject: 

Well, Robert is a "Zombie" in the way that he always change his personality depending on who he is with to what they prefer. And he impersonates a "boyfriend" for the three girls, and for everyone else he impersonates a "player".

Author:  christinadaae [ Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:30 am ]
Post subject: 

High-baritonne wrote:
Well, Robert is a "Zombie" in the way that he always change his personality depending on who he is with to what they prefer. And he impersonates a "boyfriend" for the three girls, and for everyone else he impersonates a "player".


Well, yes the intention of the line is obvious.
Its the phrasing.
Most people are better at being people than zombies....
and I don't understand the use of the word "should" Its useless.

Author:  teapot [ Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:51 am ]
Post subject: 

They are saying Robert is not a living, breathing, loving human being. He is a zombie without feelings, masquerading as a real person. It confuses them how a person so dead inside can still make them fall for him, love him, like him. Literally, he is able to pretend to be real much better than a soul-less emotionless zombie should be able to pretend. The words all make sense.

Author:  SomeoneLikeYou [ Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:39 pm ]
Post subject: 

Actually the lyric "Watch me die like Eliza on the ice" in Getting Married Today puzzles me more than this one.

Any takers? :|

Author:  teapot [ Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:03 pm ]
Post subject: 

SomeoneLikeYou wrote:
Actually the lyric "Watch me die like Eliza on the ice" in Getting Married Today puzzles me more than this one.

Any takers? :|


Puzzles you because you don't know the literary reference or because you don't see the relevance to Amy's situation?

Author:  Paula74 [ Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:24 am ]
Post subject: 

teapot wrote:
SomeoneLikeYou wrote:
Actually the lyric "Watch me die like Eliza on the ice" in Getting Married Today puzzles me more than this one.

Any takers? :|


Puzzles you because you don't know the literary reference or because you don't see the relevance to Amy's situation?


I'll admit that I didn't get that line the first time I heard it. I sat through part of intermission (until I started chatting with people in the row behind me) wondering if there was some notorious case of an Eliza dying on ice that would have been familiar to audiences when Company premiered.

It hit me some weeks later when I was watching The King & I. Then I felt like I'd missed something very obvious. :D

Author:  Salome [ Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:42 pm ]
Post subject: 

its from Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Author:  SomeoneLikeYou [ Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:19 pm ]
Post subject: 

Ah! Thanks for clearing that up, Dawn...I can always count on you. :)

In that case, teapot, my misunderstanding would indeed have been the literary reference! Lol, it's all good.

Author:  lourencohen [ Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: "You impersonate a person...."

Most times in songs, more than meaning they give importance to rhythm. It is seen everywhere. Even after writing the whole song according to the tune, the musicians never hesitate to change the lyrics. So seeking meaning can make us disappointed.





LOURENE

Page 1 of 1 All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
http://www.phpbb.com/