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Unleavened

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on 15 June 2009 by eT

Unleavened: adjective, without any yeast or other raising agent.

Did I see you in a limousine
Flinging out the fish and the unleavened
Turn the rich into wine as you walk on the mean?

(Franz Ferdinand, ‘The Fallen’)

How literate can you get in pop lyrics?  After all, Franz Ferdinand are so art-school that they’ve even guest-edited the Guardian.  In ‘The Fallen’, the first track from their second album, 2005’s You Could Have It So Much Better, they set out a religious allegory (throwing bread and fish to the masses), debating the nature of the second coming in a contemporary socio-economic context.  Pretentious?  Well, luckily it’s got a catchy tune and I’ve got an Arts degree, so it’s right up my alley.

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