Ever have one of those dreams where your teeth crumble into your hand, and you’re left with one of those mouth breather-grills you see at truckstops as you you drive through West Virginia? Well, after a little research, apparently it doesn’t mean you want to marry your cousin and move to Madison.
In these cases, teeth are used to bite, tear, chew and gnaw. They symbolize power. And the loss of teeth in a dream may be from a sense of powerlessness or frustration when your voice is not being heard. It could be the feeling of inferiority and a lack of self-confidence in a situation or relationship.
The Antlers’ “Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out,” framed by sharply-plucked strings and vocals that find Peter Silbermann lowering his pitch a bit, seems to fit this theory if you listen closely. But as the song progresses, the swirling sounds in the back move forward, swallowing all that is jangly, filling our heads with sweet, beautiful, artistic noise.
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