A Line, Divorced from Context

“So this is what the volume knob is for”

Within it’s original context this line floors me with its emotional impact, time after time. Divorced from it, it’s just a collection of words. Except for the fact that the Mountain Goats have claimed that sequence forever now, and it’ll always be one of those stray phrases that’s loaded with meaning.

These are the kinds of things I think about on a Friday afternoon.

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