December 24, 2003

Brutal youth

I was listening to the Cocteau Twins' version of "Winter Wonderland" today, and heard a lyric I had never noticed before. I was, of course, familiar with the thing where they dress a snowman up as Parson Brown, but then there was this bit:

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
And pretend that he's a circus clown.
We'll have lots of fun with Mister Snowman,
Until the other children knock him down.

Dude! Those poor kids! I mean, I was a scrawny geek as a child, and no one ever knocked my snowmen down.

Posted by Francis at 12:00 AM