I could sit up all night staring at the lyrics trying to figure out whether something should be sung as a colon or a semicolon.
From a great songwriting interview
with Dave Wakeling of The Beat. Talking about ‘Mirror in the Bathroom
’, he says, ‘You’d see it on Saturday afternoon with people window shopping – half the time they’re actually just looking at their own reflection.’ … ‘It was thinking about how self-involvement turns into narcissism and how narcissism turns into isolation, and then how isolation turns into self-involvement again, and how what a vicious cycle that can become.’