© 2016 by Guy Bigland. 

Lineman

Book

This book paraphrases two lines from the song Wichita Lineman written by Jimmy Webb. 

     

     I need more than want you

     I want you for all time

 

These two lines have a curious eliptical emotional interdependence. Webb plays a game with words and the listeners expectations.

 

In the book the words are rearranged into all possible permutations, most of which are grammatically incorrect but nonetheless may be seen to contain meaning. A dialogue between the two lines continues as they fall in and out of sense through 720 different arrangements until the end where they are fully reversed.

 

 

 

 

Perfect-bound Paperback

Print on Demand

Open edition

66 pages

21.59 x 27.94 cm

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