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Hidden Lyrics in the Keynote Icon

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The Keynote Icon contains the lyrics to”The Bitch of Living Lyrics” by John Gallagher Jr. & Boys. Why is it in Keynote? Ken Drake, who first decoded the icon, notes that the song was given away as a free iTunes sampler in January 2007. Perhaps the designer just liked the song? Others have noted that the song is sung in the musical Spring Awakening to “express frustrations, motivations, and desires directly to the audience.” Keynote, audience? Er, yeah, doesn’t make sense to me either.

Here’s how the song goes:

God, I dreamed there was an angel, Who could hear me through the wall As I cried out-like, in Latin “This is so not life at all Help me out-out-of this nightmare” Then I heard her silver call- She said: “Just give it time, kid I come to one and all”

She said: “Give me that hand, please And the itch you can’t control Let me teach you how to handle All the sadness in your soul Oh, we’ll work that silver magic Then we’ll aim it at the wall” She said: “Love may make you blind kid- But I wouldn’t mind at all”

It’s the bitch of living (Bitch, just a bitch) With nothing but your hand (Just a bitch, yeah) Just the bitch of living As someone you can’t stand See, each night, it’s like fantastic- Tossing, turning, without rest…

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  • ajcarr

    The Keynote icon is extremely interesting, since Spring Awakening is not your average musical, featuring rather ‘adult’ themes. This particular song is about erotic dreams and onanism. See:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S

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