“Do It Clean” (Echo and the Bunnymen)

In the verse/chorus tension/release, an inkling of how to defuse or short-circuit pragmatic calls.  “Where?” for example, is answered: “here,” “there,” “everywhere,” “nowhere.” Deictic dislocation, and absolute dissemination without position. And what did you “do with it” (whether a “handful” or a “barrel”-full)? “I did it clean.” In other words, he did it all, every drop, to the bottom and the limit, with no instrumentalist attachments.

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