Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Oh your feets too big

"Oh your feets too big
Don't want you cause your feet's too big
Mad at you cause your feet's too big
I hate you cause your feet's too big
Oh your pedal extremities are colossal"

Fats Waller

The singer is clearly displaying his symbiotic and erotic anxieties vis a vis, women. These anxieties of intimacy with his companion become focused on her pedal extremities. Shocked at the sight of them he affirms the foot role as a symbol of all that is truly feminine and defensively denies those characteristics of women that are abhorrent to him. Perhaps the idea of a huge phallus in the form of her feet may also evoke corresponding homosexual anxieties.

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