Sunday, May 10, 2015

the mystery of pushing the feeling on (again)

A few weeks since we found out that we were listening to Push the Feeling On by the Nightcrawlers, I still didn't have a clue about what the singers were singing. And so on another road trip, the discussion went back to the mysterious lyrics of this song, a piece of music I wouldn't even mull over if not for (1) Matty's hilarious interpretation, (2) the effort it took us to find out what it is (including a desperate call to Belgium when he got stumped), (3) and the curiosity about what the lyrics really are. This song has become legend.

We definitely knew one thing, moving forward: the song was NOT about Eliza pulling spoons or of her making fools of us. I had recorded Matty's singing and asked Siri to identify the song, only to be told that he (in a fit of sassiness) couldn't recognise it. But Siri was no JARVIS, so I think this inability to answer was forgivable.

Googling my way through the web, I realised that there were people thinking about this song for more than 10 years! And we were complaining about an earworm that's only a few weeks old! The discussion in one website was hilarious! Anyway, it was in the same website where I found the answer:

"And those who suffer pain will begin to live their lives again.
And this world will be a place to learn, but it's up to you, to pull us through."

Makes sense, since what we kept hearing was:

"Their lives again... their li... to pull us through
Place to learn... their li... to pull us through"

Which, when misheard was: "Eliza pulled a spoon"

Looks like this mystery is now solved... finally.