A Response to Mule Variations
AS CERTIFIED METHODS, PARTS OR MANUFACTURERS
Track 1, Variation 2
from Big In Japan
IN THE STRIPES1
A MOUSE DOES IT WITH A RAT3
AND THE TWO OF US5
YOU REALLY DO HAVE SUCH STANDOUT HANDS6
1.) Refers to reading between the lines.
2.) American performers.
3.) Historical juxtaposition of warring 1940's era United States and Japan in the context of the Waits album Mule Variations. See also "irony" or the chorus of the song.
4.) Rhetorical. After all, what mode of the word "love" is not "furry"?
5.) Man versus man, man versus self, man versus nature, man versus supernatural, man versus society, man versus technology, man versus destiny, man versus audience.
6.) To chose with, baby.