Always funny to see what random trivia some fans think is important. Also funny to see really amazing, exciting and fun music broken down like this:
"Standing on the Verge of Getting It On"
The singer exhorts the listener to get Funky with it. In contrast to several previous songs with a similar lyrical theme, "Standing on the Verge of Getting It On" shows tremendous growth in songwriting as the suggestion to get Funky also explicitly includes a connection with social change and an awakening of the mind, and not just dancing.
― Jamie_ATP, Tuesday, 16 February 2010 12:04 (3 years ago) Permalink
'The name "Fieldy" is said to have come about as an inside joke. Originally, his band mates called him "Gopher", due to his large cheeks. Gopher quickly became "Gar", Gar became "Garfield" (based on the comic strip character of the same name), and eventually "Gar" was dropped and a "y" was added to "Field", which became Fieldy. His full moniker is "Fieldy Snuts", which when spoken aloud sounds like "feel these nuts".'
― Jamie_ATP, Tuesday, 16 February 2010 12:05 (3 years ago) Permalink
However, the book So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star (ISBN 0-7679-1470-8) by Semisonic's drummer Jacob Slichter indicates that it is, instead, about being born: the place that is closing is the womb, and the mention of alcohol is a reference to pregnant women not drinking. This can be seen in the lines:
Time for you to go out to the places you will be from ... This room won't be open 'til your brothers or your sisters come
This interpretation has additional support. In a show in which he opened up for Sondre Lerche, Dan Wilson noted that the song was NOT written for the birth of his child; in an attempt not to be one of those annoying songs that an artist wrote for the birth of a "Jr," he made sure the meaning was abstracted. 
― MPx4A, Tuesday, 16 February 2010 12:28 (3 years ago) Permalink
If anyone can top these useless sacks of shit I will be quietly impressed
― Originoo Golf Clappaz (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 16 February 2010 14:07 (3 years ago) Permalink
fucking hell. and to think some wiki admin bastard was trying to delete the small fuck buttons page for not being noteworthy, when these guys have something that big. inconsistent shits.
― Jamie_ATP, Tuesday, 16 February 2010 14:11 (3 years ago) Permalink
the my vitriol page disappointingly thorough
Despite being essentially an alternative act, the bands music eventually worked its way through to various mainstream TV shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer amongst others
― nakhchivan, Tuesday, 16 February 2010 14:15 (3 years ago) Permalink
the weird al page is full of some on the most worthless, delusional writing i;ve ever seen
― a wrinkle in paws (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 16 February 2010 14:37 (3 years ago) Permalink
so i don't have to read the full 5,000-word entry, can u give us some examples
― amuse-douche (s1ocki), Tuesday, 16 February 2010 14:46 (3 years ago) Permalink
This song introduced Martika to a more adult contemporary sound than her previous efforts. The song is particularly remarkable for its constant backline, played by the drums and the bass, without any variation throughout the song, neither as far as rhythm or intensity are concerned, independently of other effects in the song (climax, forte, piano, backing vocals, etc.). Similarly, the melody insists particularly on monochord lines and repeats the "love thy will be done" notes as a leitmotiv.
― lord sitar and peter gunz (get bent), Wednesday, 12 September 2012 22:38 (8 months ago) Permalink