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I don't get it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF-AKFAtQQ8

So, presently i’m standing

Here right now

You’re so demanding

Tell me what u want from me

Concluding

Concentrating on my music , lover , and my babies

Makes me wanna ask the lady for a ticket outta town…

So can I get a window seat

Don’t want nobody next to me

I just want a ticket outta town

A look around

And a safe touch down

Window seat

Don’t want nobody next to me

I just want a chance to fly

A chance to cry

And a long bye bye..

But I need u to want me

Need you to miss me

I need your attention

I need you next me

I need someone to clap for me

I need your direction

Somebody say come back

Come back baby come back

I want u to need me

Come back come back baby come back

Come back come back baby come back

Come back come back baby come back

So, in my mind i’m tusslin’

Back and forth ‘tween here and hustlin’

I don’t wanna time travel no mo

I wanna be here

I’m thinking

On this porch i’m rockin’

Back and forth light lightning hopkins

If anybody speak to scotty

Tell him beam me up..

So can I get a window seat

Don’t want nobody next to me

I just want a ticket outta town

A look around

And a safe touch down

Window seat

Don’t want nobody next to me

I just want a chance to fly

A chance to cry

And a long bye bye..

But I need you to miss me

Need somebody come get me

Need your attention

Need your energy yes I do

Need someone to clap for me

Need your affection

Somebody say come back

Come back baby come back

I want u to need me

Come back come back baby come back

Come back come back baby come back

Come back come back baby come back

But can I get a window seat

Don’t want nobody next to me

I just want a ticket outta town

A look around

And a safe touch down…

I just need a chance to fly

A chance to cry

And a long

Bye bye..

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At the end of the lyrics Lee posted, Badu says:

They play it safe

Are quick to assassinate what they do not understand

They move in packs

Ingesting more and more fear with every act of hate on one another

They feel most comfortable in groups

Less guilt to swallow

They are us

This is what we have become

Afraid to respect an individual

A single person within a circumstance

Can move one to change

To love ourself

To evolve

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At the end of the lyrics Lee posted, Badu says:

They play it safe

Are quick to assassinate what they do not understand

They move in packs

Ingesting more and more fear with every act of hate on one another

They feel most comfortable in groups

Less guilt to swallow

They are us

This is what we have become

Afraid to respect an individual

A single person within a circumstance

Can move one to change

To love ourself

To evolve

Other comments are here: http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=15691

Thanks Mike! That at a minimum, provides some form of perspective which I wasn't getting with the lyrics I found online.

- lee

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I don't get it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF-AKFAtQQ8

So, presently i’m standing

Here right now

You’re so demanding

Tell me what u want from me

Concluding

Concentrating on my music , lover , and my babies

Makes me wanna ask the lady for a ticket outta town…

So can I get a window seat

Don’t want nobody next to me

I just want a ticket outta town

A look around

And a safe touch down

Window seat

Don’t want nobody next to me

I just want a chance to fly

A chance to cry

And a long bye bye..

But I need u to want me

Need you to miss me

I need your attention

I need you next me

I need someone to clap for me

I need your direction

Somebody say come back

Come back baby come back

I want u to need me

Come back come back baby come back

Come back come back baby come back

Come back come back baby come back

So, in my mind i’m tusslin’

Back and forth ‘tween here and hustlin’

I don’t wanna time travel no mo

I wanna be here

I’m thinking

On this porch i’m rockin’

Back and forth light lightning hopkins

If anybody speak to scotty

Tell him beam me up..

So can I get a window seat

Don’t want nobody next to me

I just want a ticket outta town

A look around

And a safe touch down

Window seat

Don’t want nobody next to me

I just want a chance to fly

A chance to cry

And a long bye bye..

But I need you to miss me

Need somebody come get me

Need your attention

Need your energy yes I do

Need someone to clap for me

Need your affection

Somebody say come back

Come back baby come back

I want u to need me

Come back come back baby come back

Come back come back baby come back

Come back come back baby come back

But can I get a window seat

Don’t want nobody next to me

I just want a ticket outta town

A look around

And a safe touch down…

I just need a chance to fly

A chance to cry

And a long

Bye bye..

If one reads the words "window seat" as a reference to the sniper's nest perch, the song can be interpreted as a cry for help from someone feeling disconnected from society. As "Wanting a ticket out of town" would seem to be a second reference to Oswald, we can conclude from this that Badu is a lone nutter.

That's how the song was written, anyhow. The video and final comments show she wanted the song to have another level to it.

Perhaps, then, Oswald was merely used as a literary device--as someone supposedly despicable and pathetic--who may very well have just been in need of a hug.

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I tend to agree David. Pat, I don't think you're reading it right. It seems to me a statement of her experience as a mother in a relationship and in exposing herself is a form of the what was called a happening in the 60's. Theatre is sometimes the last expression mediom for discontent. In a way it's remeniscent of Lennons and Yokos bed ins. In sacks. Events.

Basically, I think people should just leave her be and see her for what she is but not make her life any difficult.

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I tend to agree David. Pat, I don't think you're reading it right. It seems to me a statement of her experience as a mother in a relationship and in exposing herself is a form of the what was called a happening in the 60's. Theatre is sometimes the last expression mediom for discontent. In a way it's remeniscent of Lennons and Yokos bed ins. In sacks. Events.

Basically, I think people should just leave her be and see her for what she is but not make her life any difficult.

Dallas police said that all they need is for one witness to file a complaint against those responsible for killing President Kennedy in front of his wife and others, indluding children who might have been tramatized, but no one has complained.

CNN) -- Erykah Badu's naked stroll through downtown Dallas, Texas, for a music video has earned her a disorderly conduct citation.

The singer shed her clothes as she walked through Dealey Plaza until she was nude and then fell near where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Badu said the video was "shot guerrilla style," without a crew and in one take March 17.

A Dallas Police spokeswoman said earlier in the week that they wanted to press charges against Badu because children were present, but no one had called police or filed a complaint that day.

Police now have their witness.

"One witness did come forward yesterday, thus leading to the charges filed today," a statement from Dallas Police said Friday.

A citation of misdemeanor disorderly conduct has been mailed to Badu, who is a Dallas resident, police said.

In a video, Erykah Badu strips in Dealey Plaza, the location of President Kennedy's 1963 assassination.

"After much discussion, it has been determined that this charge best fits her conduct when she disrobed in a public place without disregard [sic] to other individuals and children who were in close proximity," the police statement said. If convicted, Badu could be fined $500, police said.

"It will be up to her as to how she wants to proceed further with this case," police said. "She can contest it in a court of law or simply pay the fine."

Badu and her representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

She did post a series of short messages on the social networking site Twitter last weekend, soon after the "Window Seat" video was released on her web site.

She tweeted that "there were children there. I prayed that they wouldn't be tramatized."

Edited by William Kelly
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It's strange - some of the people in that video look like hired extras, in that they don't seem to be responding to the strip, unless it's the cameraman following her that seems to make it "legit" and not some desecration or lunacy.

Lending some credit to a staged-shoot theory is the apparent early hour, when traffic and pedestrians would be at a minimum. Movie scenes on city streets frequently appear in the same quality of daylight, because crews are forced to shoot then so as to cause minimum obstruction. Maybe Jack White could analyze the light and shadow, and help us Free Erykah.

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It's a sign of the times, but still disheartening that this story has had such traction,

yet it is impossible to find a news story about Judge Leon's recent ruling on

Jefferson Morley's lawsuit.

"I would never disrespect JFK," she (Badu) wrote on Twitter. "his revolutionary thinking is my inspiration.

my performance art has been grossly misinterpreted by many."

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/04/...deo_shoot_.html

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Due to the deep emotional and violent asspects of the assassination there is much scope for artists to use this to explain different asspects of their art.

From Marilyn's Coma White

To Andy Warhol's Jackie

http://louisey.files.wordpress.com/2009/06...blue-133909.jpg

And Ron English's Mars Harvey

http://www.artasty.com/image.php?main=blog...ogImages/wm.png

I'm sure artists are well aware that there may be charges relating to thier work if it does not conform to the laws of the land. (public nudity)

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