What do they mean "fishes" and "dirty dishes"?
I'd like to ask about an interpretation of the lyrics of "Some Might Say".
There's a phrase that I don't really understand what it actually implies.
"The sink is full of fishes, cos she's got dirty dishes on the brain"
I guess "fish" implies odd people (not decent?) , but what does "dirty dishes" mean?
According to the dictionary, "dish" means like "ruin someone's dream", "make up a story" and "spread bad rumors" in British slang. Would you tell me your interpretation?
Here's full lyrics.
This might not be the answer you want to hear, but looking too carefully at Noel Gallagher's lyrics kind of misses the point. It seems to me that he has two important priorities:
1. The rhyme. In this case, look at the lines prior to this lyric; station, reputation. Then the lines you choose; fishes and dishes, brain, again. They rhyme well and fit to the tune perfectly.
2. The overall feeling of the song. He wants an uplifting anthem, that's why he repeats some might say so many times. However, he also wants some edge, that's why he suggests that sunshine doesn't always follow rain.
In the line you highlight, the impression is pretty nasty. Dirty dishes piling up, smelly fish there, too. We don't know who the 'she' is, but basically his word choice give us an uncomfortable, negative feeling. Then he turns this around by repeating that we will find a brighter day.
In other words, there is no need to analyse Oasis songs too far. The feeling the words give young and their 'sing-ability' is much more important. This is like a lot of Beatles songs, too. The apparently absurd lyrics allow you to make your own impression of the song.
Hope that helps!
This song highlights the contrast between positive and negative thinking. The woman in these lines is blessed with a sink full of fish to be cooked, but she only focuses on the dirty dishes that come after the meal is over.