Mudcat Café message #3161713 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138137   Message #3161713
Posted By: GUEST,Grishka
28-May-11 - 09:09 AM
Thread Name: Casey's last ride - meaning?
Subject: RE: Casey's last ride - meaning?
My last post has somehow vanished (censored?). I argued that "the rattle of the [elevator] chain" seemed to me the best solution by the criterion of consistent symbolism, i.e. all the objects mentioned being physically present and symbolic at the same time.

But it seems that KK and others insist on singing "the rattle of his chain", so the question remains whether there is a physical object called "his chain" - the chain of his pocket watch???

A question for Londoners: is it a common belief (as I was told) that stumbling onto the electric rails can be lethal withot any train involved? If so (true or not), KK might be referring to it.