Because if you’re in the avalanche, you must’ve had fun in the snow.
“I want to tell you / I feel hung up but I don’t know why / I don’t mind / I could wait forever, I’ve got time / Sometimes I wish I knew you well, / Then I could speak my mind and tell you / Maybe you’d understand.”
I like the Beatles’ I Want to Tell You almost as much for the lyrics as for the quotes about the song. “About the avalanche of thoughts that are so hard to write down or say or transmit,” goes George’s description from the Anthology book. “Replete with a hard and high anxiety in the lyrics that is further manifested in the musical fabric by dissonance, both harmonic and rhythmic,” says the Pollack take on the song.
The solution, if we even need one, is clearly this movie.
I could tell you about the parachuting cows, the giant automated penguin, the mad scientists doing serious snowball research. I could even tell you about Cowboy, Indian and Horse, three amigos who share a two-story house way out in the sticks. But to really understand the zany and surreal comic madness of “A Town Called Panic,” you’re going to have to see it for yourself.