"(say, say, the light)"
The background "Save save
your life" in "You are the Everything" is (according
to firstname.lastname@example.org) from a line of Eliz Frazer of the Cocteau
Twins. [Ron Henry]
"Eviscerate your memory"
To eviscerate is to disembowel,
to remove the innards of. [Chris
Piuma] * Stipey had referred to the
way many people wrote songs which poured out their deepest emotions
as "gut-spilling" and possibly "eviscerating"
before (in reference to why the early lyrics were so impersonal).
"You're in the backseat laying
Stipe has said that when he wrote
it he was thinking about how peaceful it was to ride in the backseat
of your car with your parents, and how trusting he always was
at that moment [Ethan Kaplan]
"...you're drifting off to sleep/With
your teeth in your mouth"
[This] refers to falling asleep
with your dentures still in. [Joshua