Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I think most of you will know this song. I think this is one of those songs that everybody of every age probably knows. Granted, this is one of the few songs I like from BOC, but it's still a very good one.
Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band formed in 1967, and they are still active to this day. Alot of people thought the message of the song was about suicide, because of the lyrics "Romeo and Juliet are together in eternity", but that was disputed by the song's writer/lead singer. He states:
I felt that I had just achieved some kind of resonance with the psychology of people when I came up with that, I was actually kind of appalled when I first realized that some people were seeing it as an advertisement for suicide or something that was not my intention at all. It is, like, not to be afraid of it (as opposed to actively bring it about). It's basically a love song where the love transcends the actual physical existence of the partners.
Posted by jinx at 9:35 PM