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Basic idea is that the curio shop is my mind. The point of the song was to combine my idea of the image map memory model with the personal emotional impact of that map in order to humanize the essentially mechanical perspective.

"Tin" is a play on the Tin Man, who was said to have no heart. So a 'tin rebel' displays compassion in business against the prevailing sociopathic wisdom of the world of commerce. This is how the store is still in operation despite the rest of the business community moving elsewhere.

"Rebels" is that to retain your humanity, you must refuse to march in time to the culture around you that is devouring its children on the highway to suicide.

"Sign" brings in the aspect of the Magic Theater from Hermann Hesse's novel, Steppenwolf.

"Arms" is a human relic. "Eagle" is natural creature. All such things are found in the shop but the eyes that see these images are me.

"No owner appeared" because I am the owner. I cannot see myself.

"Out of sight" is that I finally grew up enough to know I did not understand what was happening.

"Edge" is that I watched from the periphery until I began to see through.

"Artifact" is that I realized all the contents of the shop belonged to my own personal life.

"Inversion" is that, due to the 'artifact' realization, I flipped from browsing through the external trappings of other people's lives to examining the landscape of my own interior.

"Noun-bounded" is that the memories are linked to the images. This is a fairly direct expression of the image map memory model.

"Each sign had the power" to bring the faces of the distant and the departed up before our eyes.

"Peopled" is that the curio shop held far more than mere inanimate objects. My remembrance is living, and peopled by the living even if their bodies are dead.

"Portal" is a direct expression of the image map memory model. Transcend!

"Become" is the past, present and future that constitutes my self. My life is a story.

"Rainbow" is that the people we know become an integral part of us. Their colors combine into the white light of our lives.

"Pentangle" turns out to be a somewhat complex symbol. It is a five pointed star, interlinked because drawn without raising the pen. The allusion is that each face of each object is a line in the drawn symbol of our lives. The image map is both intricate (each angle) and highly interconnected (part of a thread).

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