Thursday, August 7, 2008

Candy's Room

Understanding Candy... why it is that she is so misunderstood... just because she is popular... the fact is that many men would love to make her theirs... they call her number and some even bring her gifts... toys... anything she wants... so because of this she has been thought of as a woman who uses her beauty and talents to her advantage... many have labeled her a whore... a prostitute... but I think not... She is a pretty woman... desirable... but she is broken... damaged... She is sad and lonely... there is a dark hall that leads to her heart... but who is brave enough to walk down that dark hall of her past to save her?? A wall has been built around her heart and on that wall hangs the pictures of the ones that she thought could fill the emptiness... the heroes... who couldn't keep her safe... and that is why her sadness is her own... that sadness that shows in her face... but she hides her true desire... and they can't see that what she wants... is... the one... who has never let her down... and when he comes knocking she smiles pretty... cause she knows he wants to be her boy... he doesn't just want to have her.... he wants her to have him... she can trust him with her heart and surrender... to his passion... cause he is hers... exclusively... she can give him the place that no other man could fill... and so... he enters Candy's Room... they kiss... and explode into each others.

"She says baby if you wanna be wild... you got a lot to learn, close your eyes... let them melt, let them fire, let them burn." She takes him into the darkness of her past... where all the others were afraid to go... but in that darkness there are hidden worlds that shine... she has something special... a light that comes from the darkness of her past... and when he holds her close she makes those hidden worlds his... she is amazing and he knows it... He knows that he's never gonna let her go... and he makes sure that she knows that he's gonna give all that he's got to give... she can be sure that she is all that he wants... and all that he lives for is to make her his... Tonight!!

In a recent discussion, "Silvio Lives" shared some thoughts...

"For me, the appeal of that song is its ambiguity. She could be a prostitute or a woman who uses her sexuality to her own advantage. She would not be the first (think of Marilyn Monroe, Daisy Buchanan in the Great Gatsby...) In the end, though, I think the song is less about Candy than the speaker-- he cannot give her the material things these other men can, so he imagines he has a special bond with Candy and she with him. She becomes the receptacle of his desire and their imagined bond gives him the edge over the other men, who court Candy with material goods rather than with their souls. Candy is consumed, just as she consumes the goods the men give her. The speaker imagines he escapes this cycle of consumption because he and Candy have a spiritual, visceral, relationship. Of course, odds are, the other men think the same thing when they drop off their furs and diamonds." ~ Silvio Lives

I found that to be quite interesting.

3 comments:

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

this is perfect

Prince of the Paupers said...

An English teacher I had in high school back in 1984 told our class that he heard that Bruce said the "he" is Candy. I always accepted that interpretation as an autobiographical song.

Gina said...

Very interesting, Prince...

If that be so... then that would explain the sadness in his face...

:(