“This is a place where eternally
Fire is applied to the body
Teeth are extruded and bones are ground
Then baked into cakes which are passed around”-Tom Maxwell “Hell”
Here is Streetlight Manifesto’s cover.
I thought this nifty stanza from “Hell” by the Squirrel Nut Zippers was a very clever choice of words. Not only is the song juxtaposition of horror, providing haunting atmosphere, there is an interesting us of imagery: words like “extruded”, “bones” and “ground”. The way that it is written almost romanticizes the meaning sugar-coating the setting by suggesting “cake”. In the context of “Now you make the scene all day but tomorrow there’ll be hell to pay,” this is even more interesting.I cannot explain much else, other than it being an intriguing association of a groove with a groove to add to the listening experience.