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    ThisIsHowItWorks got a reaction from Emmerrrrrrr in Regina's Recurring Motifs   
    Maybe that was the wrong title for this thread... But anyway, I think this could be interesting to discuss: Has anyone else noticed that several very specific objects, concepts, etc. are seen in multiple Regina songs?
    Just to keep it easier if this thread gets too long, here's a list of the motifs that have been mentioned so far, and the songs associated therewith:
    *Bed: 2.99 Cent Blues, A Cannon, Aching to Pupate, Carbon Monoxide, Dusseldorf, Hotel Song, Love You're a Whore, Pound of Flesh, Samson,Reading Time with Pickle, Silly Eye Color Generalizations, Virgin Queen, Wasteside, You
    *Birds: 8th Floor, I Want to Sing, Left Hand Song, Rejazz, Two Birds
    *Blue: Belt, Blue Lips, Ink Stains, My Man, One-String Blues, Silly Eye Color Generalizations, Wallet
    *Brother: Bear Spektor, Dog and Pony, Eet, Human of the Year, Scarecrow and Fungus, Ode to Divorce
    *Blood: 2.99 Cent Blues, AB, Apres Moi, Better, The Calculation, Consequence of Sounds, The Clocks were Asleep, The Devil Came to Bethlehem, I Cut off my Hair, The Man of a Thousand Faces, On the Radio, Sailor Song, Uncle Bobby, Your Honor
    *Cats: Braille, I Want to Sing, Lucky Penny, That Time, Time is All Around
    *Cinderella: Back of a Truck, Cinderella, Rockland County
    *City: Boababs, Dance Anthem of the 80s Dusseldorf, Field Below, Ne Me Quitte Pas, Summer in the City, Us (See also New York City
    *Death: Back of a Truck, Bartender, Carbon Monoxide, Consequence of Sounds, Daniel Cowman, Dead Rat, Ghost of Corporate Future, Firewood, Lacrimosa, Lounge, On the Radio, Pound of Flesh, Time is All Around, Wasteside
    *Dreams/Hallucinations: 2.99 Cent Blues, Chemo Limo, Folding Chair, Hotel Song, I Cut off my Hair, Love You're a Whore, Pavlov's Daughter, Riot Gear, That Time, Time is all Around
    *Drinking/Being Drunk: Aching to Pupate, Another Town, Back of a Truck, Bartender, Bobbin' for Apples, Buildings, Dance Anthem of the 80s, Daniel Cowman, Dusseldorf, Genius Next Door, Laughing With, Making Records, Pavlov's Daughter, Summer in the City, Wasteside see also Whiskey
    *Drugs: Daniel Cowman, Dusseldorf, Hotel Song, Mermaid, That Time
    *Eyes: 20 Years of Snow, A Cannon, Consequence of Sounds, Dulce et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori, Folding Chair, Happy Hooker, Hotel Song, Laughing With, Mermaid, Music Box, Ne Me Quitte Pas, Oedipus, One More Time with Feeling, One-String Blues, Patron Saint, Reading Time with Pickle, Silly Eye Color Generalizations, Summer in the City, Sunshine, Your Honor
    *False Rain: 8th Floor, Pavlov's Daughter (see also Rain)
    *Feet: A Cannon, Carbon Monoxide, Dance Anthem of the 80s, Eet, Flyin', Folding Chair, Mermaid, Ne Me Quitte Pas, Two Sisters
    *Finding/Discovery: Blue Lips, Lucky Penny, Mermaid, Reading Time with Pickle, School is Out, Soho, Wallet
    *Flesh (Human): Consequence of Sounds, Pound of Flesh, Secret Stash
    *Friendship: Better, Fidelity, On the Radio, Pound of Flesh
    *Fruit: Begin to Hope, Bobbin' for Apples, That Time
    *Future: Ghost of Corporate Future, Long Brown Hair, Lucky Penny, Machine, Marry Ann, The Virgin Queen, You
    *Gravedigger: BYOS, Consequence of Sounds, Pavlov's Daughter
    *Grocery Store: Love You're a Whore, Reading Time with Pickle
    *Hair: Back of a Truck, Buildings, BYOS, I Cut off my Hair, Ghost of Corporate Future, Long Brown Hair, Love Affair, Lounge, Marry Ann, Making Records, Oedipus, Samson, Wallet, Wasteside
    *Illness: Better, Chemo Limo, Laughing With On the Radio, One More Time With Feeling, Reginasaurus
    *Intercourse, pressure to engage in: A Cooler Version of Yourself, Dusseldorf, Flyin' (see also Prostitution, Masturbation, Love/Relationships)
    *Kissing/Lips: A Cannon, Aching to Pupate, Aquarius, Baby Jesus, Belt, Blue Lips, The Bronx, Better, The Devil Come to Bethlehem, Dog and Pony, Dulce et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori, Fidelity, Flyin', Ghost of Corporate Future, Happy Hooker, I Cut off my Hair, Love You're a Whore, Loveology, Ne Me Quitte Pas, Ode to Divorce, Paris, One-String Blues, Poor Little Rich Boy, Sailor Song, Samson, Silly Eye Color Generalizations, That Time, The Virgin Queen, Uh-Merica, Your Honor
    *Knowledge Tree: Begin to Hope, Blue Lips
    *Languages, Foreign (sings in): 8th Floor, Apres Moi, Ave Maria, Dulce et Decorum Est Por Patria Mori, Dusseldorf, Lacrimosa, Making Records, Ne Me Quitte Pas
    *Languages, Foreign (mentioned): 8th Floor, All the Rowboats, Genius Next Door
    *Light: A Cannon, All the Rowboats, Ave Maria, Begin to Hope, Belt, Bobbin' for Apples, The Devil Come to Bethlehem, Lulliby, One More Time with Feeling, One-String Blues, Paris, Patron Saint, Reading Time with Pickle, Samson, Sunshine, Time is All Around, Wallet
    *Literature/Bible: 2.99 Cent Blues, Apres Moi, Braille, Daniel Cowman, The Devil Come to Bethlehem Long Brown Hair, Oedipus, Pound of Flesh, Samson, The Virgin Queen, Wasteside
    *Love/Relationships: 20 Years of Snow, 2.99 Cent Blues, Another Town, Bartender, Better, Belt, Bobbin' for Apples, Bon Idee, Braille, Buildings, The Calculation, Carbon Monoxide, Dance Anthem of the 80s, December, Fidelity, Field Below, The Flowers, Flyin', Folding Chair, I Want to Sing, Laughing With, Lounge, Love Affair, Love You're a Whore, Loveology, Lulliby, Marry Ann, Ode to Divorce, On the Radio, Pavlov's Daughter, Poor Little Rich Boy, Reading Time with Pickle, Raindrops, Rejazz, Sailor Song, Samson, The Sword and the Pen, Summer in the City, That Time, Time is All Around, Two Birds, Us, You, Your Honor
    *Lucky Pennies: Lucky Penny, School is Out
    *Masturbation: Chicken Song, Pavlov's Daughter
    *Mary Ann: Marry Ann, Sailor Song
    *Music (listening to, singing, etc.): All the Rowboats, Bobbin' for Apples, Dance Anthem of the 80s, Eet, Fidelity, Firewood, Mockingbird, Music Box, On the Radio, Raindrops
    *Musical Allusions (specific): BYOS, The Devil Come to Bethelehem, Ne Me Quitte Pas, On the Radio, Poor Little Rich Boy, Raindrops, Somedays
    *Moon: Braille, Man of a Thousand Faces, Sailor Song, Rejazz, Small Town Moon
    *New York City: Back of a Truck, The Bronx, Dusseldorf, I Cut Off My Hair, Ne Me Quitte Pas, One-String Blues, That Time, Soho, Woolen Gloves
    *Picket Fences: Blue Lips, Consequence of Sounds
    *Porcupines and Antlers: Loveology, Marry Ann
    *Prostitution: Dance Anthem of the 80s, Happy Hooker, Hotel Song
    *Rain: 8th Floor, Aquarius, Be Like a Cloud, Braille, Ghost of Corporate Future, Lacrimosa, Ne Me Quitte Pas, Pavlov's Daughter, Raindrops, Secret Stash, Silly Eye-Color Generalizations, Sunshine
    *'Regina' (name): Begin to Hope, The Flowers, One-String Blues, Pavlov's Daughter, Reginasaurus, Soho
    *Religion/Faith/Clergy: Baby Jesus, Bon Idee, Blue Lips, Genius Next Door, Human of the Year, Laughing With, Man of a Thousand Faces, Prisoners, Reginasaurus
    *Removal of Clothing: Daniel Cowman, I Want to Sing, Genius Next Door, Ghost of Corporate Future
    *Royalty: Oedipus, The Virgin Queen
    *Salivation: Daniel Cowman, Pavlov's Daughter, Wasteside
    *Shoes: Aching to Pupate, Cinderella, Daniel Cowman, Happy Hooker, I Cut off my Hair, I Want to Sing, Ghost of Corporate Future, Ne Me Quitte Pas, Riot Gear
    *Smoking/Cigarettes: Back of a Truck, Dusseldorf, Hotel Song, Lady, Mockingbird, Ne Me Quitte Pas, One-String Blues, Soho, That Time
    *Snow: 2.99 Cent Blues, 20 Years of Snow, 8th Floor, Lulliby, Ne Me Quitte Pas
    *Spoken Word, Power of: Better, Consequence of Sounds
    *Stairs: AB, Belt, The Bronx, Bobbin' for Apples, Pavlov's Daughter, Reading Time With Pickle, Rockland County, Woolen Gloves
    *Statue: All the Rowboats, Baby Jesus, Rockland County, Us
    *Summer:Love You're a Whore, Summer in the City, Sunshine
    *Time: All the Rowboats, Buildings, The Clocks Were Asleep, Daniel Cowman, Firewood, That Time, Time is All Around
    *Transportation: Ave Maria, Buildings, Chemo Limo, Ghost of Corporate Future, Loveology, One-String Blues, Scarecrow and Fungus
    *Whiskey: Back of a Truck, Bartender, Bobbin' for Apples, Pavlov's Daughter see also Drinking
    *Window: 8th Floor, Baby Jesus, Braille, Buildings, Chemo Limo, Dead Rat, Eet, Flyin', I Cut off my Hair, Love Affair, Lulliby, Mermaid, Open, Paris, Patron Saint
    See something missing? Curious as to how a song fits into a motif? Well then jump right into the discussion!
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    ThisIsHowItWorks got a reaction from Sashakojo in If anyone needs sheet music...   
    Thanks for the offer! It may be even more helpful to upload your sheet music to
    http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/regispek/
    so that more people may access it.
    Thanks!
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    ThisIsHowItWorks got a reaction from lichened in Quotes by Regina.   
    " Let's start a charitable organization to save Blockbuster before it goes extinct. We can make this sweet, sentimental documentary, in which people are constantly falling in love in Blockbuster."
    "I love making noises."
    "I have no grip on reality. I'm so non-objective. Ah, the world is sooooooooo cool. "
    " Sometimes I'm really positive about religion, but, you know, sometimes I'm really sarcastic about it , too. Hey, that's God, that's life!"
    -(all above from Spin Magazine Q&A May 18, 2009)
    "I'm such a sissy. I can't even handle Animal Planet. The world is too much. "
    - (Spin Magazine, "Regina Spektor's Joy Ride," June 20, 2009)
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    ThisIsHowItWorks got a reaction from NeMeQuittePas<3 in Gaga and Spektor   
    This makes a lot of sense! All of your parallels are true, and so are the perpendiculars. They're just two women expressing themselves the best way they know how, with very different results.
    Welcome to the Stix, btw! Great first post.