The subconscious is an interesting thing. I try to take the time to understand it; however, when I am in the subconscious I am not in a conscious state to evaluate it. Okay, I just lost more value in my blog with that last statement.
I wake up with songs in my head every morning which makes me believe that my dreams are more like music videos. Of course they must be very strange music videos. Last night in one dream I was chasing a little toy truck down the street that changed into a dirty diaper. I woke up with “A Horse With No Name” by America stuck in my head. I have actually had that song stuck in my head for a week now. I have no idea why it’s in my dreams nor do I understand that song in the least bit.
If you click on the link above it’s a forum about what the song means. Many think it is about heroin–the horse is heroin. I think you would need to be on heroin to understand the song, but there are many songs like that. I also think that maybe the inspiration for this song was actually a well-known old “patriotic” song. Let’s analyze “Yankle Doodle” a bit:
Yankee Doodle went to town riding on a pony (now, how small was this man that he could ride on a pony? And did this pony have a name?)
Stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni (did he call his hat macaroni or the feather macaroni? I could understand how a hat might look a bit like macaroni, but a feather? No, a feather would look more like fucilli.)
Yankee Doodle keep it up (keep what up? naming his clothing after pasta?)
Yankee Doodle dandy (Okay “dandy” is a man who gives exaggerated attention to his appearance–according to the Merriam Webster online dictionary. So to bring this into today’s vernacular, Yankee Doodle was metrosexual.)
Mind the Music and the step and with the girls be handy (how is he minding the music and the step when he’s riding a pony? And after that last phrase, I don’t want this guy anywhere near my daughter.)
Let me summarize the obvious connection that a “Horse With No Name” and “Yankee Doodle” have:
- One is on a horse with no name and the other is riding a pony that is obviously nameless as well–but that feather is named.
- Both writers must have used drugs when writing the lyrics
- You must be on drugs to understand the lyrics
- Do you need more evidence?