"I let it go at Kill Devil Hill"
Kill Devil Hill is the location
on coastal North Carolina where the Wright brothers first got
off the ground for a significant period of time in a plane (1903
I think). The town nearby is called Kill Devil Hills. [Gary Nabors]
"You're drinking raw adrenal baby"
Adrenal as in adrenailne. [Chris Piuma]
* Have you read or seen Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas? There
is a scene where Hunter Thompson winds up taking some adrenal
extract and going into a bizarre hallucinatory state. I think
that's what Stipe is referring to. Not the scene: the practice
of taking adrenal to get wonked. [Matt
Herper] * See E-Bow
"You do-si-do, saddo"
"Dosido" is a dance move often used in traditional
american square dancing. ["hans-josef.kups"] * When you dosido, you and your partner circle
around one another without touching. [Chris
"You're eating cartilage. shark-eyes.
Shark cartilage pills are sold
over-the-counter at most pharmacies. They are purported to enhance
heart/metabolic functions. [Tad
"all present tense"
The present tense is used in verbs
to indicate things are occuring in the present. So "he sings"
is in the present tense; "he sang" is in the past.
If something is "all present tense" it's completely
focused on what's happening right now. The line could also be
heard "all present, tense" in which the thing would
be completely "present" and tense, or nervous. [Chris Piuma]
"boy, your blood is running cold."
A double-entendre referring to
the shark [cartilage, etc.], which like most fish, is cold-blooded.