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March 23, 2007
"I'm telling you it's true! Madman Across the Water, the song, it's about Napoleon, man! Just look at the symbolism. The boat on the reef is Napoleon's return from Alba, washing him ashore. The joke he knows: it's that palindrome, right? and, "get your coat," right, that's about his coat, you know, the one he stuffed his hand into allatime? And the singer, he's a madman, because he's Napoleon observing himself, see? An' that's why the windows, or the mirrors, are painted black. It all, it all has to do with Elton wanting to be fucked by Mick Jagger. See?"