"Paper Cup" is part three of a tetralogy about quixotic idealization that also includes "Crawling After You" (part 1), "Pedestal" (part 2), and "Parallel World" (part 4). "Paper Cup" is mostly from the narrator's perspective, though the verse that begins "You look at me behind glass…" is from the perspective of the 'object' of affection, a pointed response to the constraints of the narrator's quixotic idealizations.
This is the 'written' version of the song. Also on FITS AND STARTS is… read more
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