I'm a bit confused about the pronunciation and meaning of wind, in the song Bltizkrieg Bop

there is this line:

"They're going through a tight wind"

I hear it pronounced "waɪnd" like in the verb. But I read that the meaning should be the noun wind. Is it me, not hearing it well or it has a different meaning?

  • Doesn't make much sense to me. Poetry and lyrics often stretch the meanings of words. If you're sure it is "wind" pronounced /waɪnd/, I would guess that they are using it to mean "something that has been tightly wound", but it is not usually used in that way. – Colin Fine Oct 1 '19 at 11:17
  • In this case, they're talking about riding somewhere in a car and the road has a tight curve, as in, "a long, and winding road." ;-) – NothingToSeeHere Oct 1 '19 at 19:51
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about lyrics interpretation. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Nov 27 '19 at 18:47

I love this song!

A "tight wind" is not common in most English. It's "wind" as in "winding a thread around a stick", and not the homonym "wind" as in "a cool wind is blowing".

The sense of it is that the subject is under stress or pressure in a bad or undesirable situation.

It's slang, and perhaps even possibly vulgar or even offensive (similar to and possibly derived from a vulgar expression involving the male genitalia - though I am not certain of the etymology.)

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