I want more and more and more and more and …

Trying to decipher the lyrics to I Want More by Can. They’re not online. Here’s what I can get:

(Thanks to Rachel P got the rest – ta Rach :-))

Everybody
Plays a game
We don’t have to
Say the name
If we take a
Summary
Boys say girls just aint the same

I don’t have to
Say no more
You know what I’m
Aiming for
Don’t care if I
Break a law
I want more and more and more

Everybody
Plays a game
Boys say girls just
Aint the same
You know what I’m
Aiming for
I want more and more and more and more and more and more and …

Bit (1) sounds something like “Ah-fré Descarte” (definitely not a “René”, and probably not a Descarte either – the vocals are badly cut up) and (2) sounds something like “Sanmoré”. Google is failing me. I want it to be the name of a funky author who’s going to say more about playing games (would fit well with Wittgenstein, Laing, and friends), but it’s probably just a cut up copy of some of the other lyrics.

Just had a nosy at Interpersonal Perception by Laing, Phillipson and Lee (1966). Pages 49-72 develop an epistemic logic (“he thinks she thinks he thinks…” type stuff) and use it to construct a questionnaire about dyadic relationships, the questions to be answered by both members of the pair. Refreshing to see such a detailed analysis of the sentences. More on that elsewhere soon, perhaps…

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