Friday, August 19, 2011

Pop song lyric of the day

In the song “Mason on the Boundary” a cricketer daydreams:
Mason’s gone to Zanzibar
Underneath his Panama
Out on the boundary.
Fading in the evening sun
Hopelessly Panglossian
Out on the boundary.
“Hopelessly Panglossian”. That’s a Voltaire reference, that is. You don’t get that with Oasis, or even Radiohead.

The song is from the delightful The Duckworth Lewis Method. It’s a sort of concept album about cricket, by the brilliant Neil Hannon from the Divine Comedy and another Irish chap, Thomas Walsh of Pugwash. Big fun.

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