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The Annotated "Crazy Fingers"

firstent.org>Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 5:16 PM Subject: Crazy Fingers - AnnotationHey David,Love the annotated lyrics web page you put together. Thanks for many kind of an excellent read, and also for all the difficult work you"ve put in. I"m not sure if this is the email attend to appropriate for this comment, however I noticed the other night in listening to Crazy Fingers a line that reminded me of Yeats" The Second Coming, especially the final 2 lines: And what unstable beastern, its hour come round at last, / Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? I was reminded of these lines of course by the couplet in the song: Who deserve to stop what need to arrive now?Something new is waiting to be bornOf course, the just genuine resemblance is the "to be born" phrase, but for some reason it appears to fit, at least in my existing attitude. Anymeans, just a assumed, for what its worth.Thanks again,Anattracted Murawa

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To "reach for the brass ring," has been took in into idiomatic English. "brass ring,
Informal. 1. wide range, success, or a prestigious place considered as a goal or prize: Few of those that reach for the brass ring of the Presidency achieve it. 2. the chance to tryfor such a prize.

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"--The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, second ed.And this note from a reader: Date: Fri, 20 Oct 95 10:55:20 -0700From: Barbara Saunders Subject: reaching for the gold ringI didn"t watch this in your analysis, yet I constantly connected the "gold ring downinside" as an allusion to Carl Jung"s assertion that the ring (and the circle)represent perfection of the self, wholeness, completion.BarbaraAnd one more reader writes:Date: Sat, 28 Dec 1996 08:45:15 -0500 (EST)From: aloha keylor My name is Jeff Lifsonjust came throughout your annotated grateful dead lyrics...excellent stuff, nicely done....please keep it up...I am an appreciative longtime deadhead from the Bay Area,currently living in close to DC...RE: Crazy Fingers"midnight on a carousel ride,getting to for the gold ring down insidenever before might reach it it just slips away yet I try"An alternate take is a spiritual twist on a literal interpretation. On some older carousels,(including if I remember correctly--it has actually been awhile--the one in Golden Gate Park) tangent to the edge, tright here would certainly be a stand also through a brass ring, that the rider might try to reach for and also grab as they went by, to win a prize...it wasn"t simple, you hadto really stretch and also reach, and also tright here was just an instantas you went by where the angle and chance wereright...Perhaps the lyric takes off from that literal picture,utilizing it as an allegory applied to the initiative to strivefor enlightenment and also spiroutine development...particularlyonce points are difficult (in the midnight of the soul)...capturing the image of struggling to perform one"s best tomake the the majority of of a difficult and fleeting possibility to master aprize, that rather of being just exterior the circumferenceof the relocating carousel, is deep inside.......or at leastern that is what I always believed it expected...Hmmm...Thanks aobtain...keywords: