I definitely agree with you about "Love is Stronger", it’s one of the most beautiful songs I know. And although if I have to choose, I prefer J’s voice and lyrics, I’m also I big fan of Lou.
But I don’t think that quote has anything to do with Dinosaur Jr. Lou wasn’t in Dino for seven years, and what he sings is: "Catching butterflies, line drives, watching TV / I had seven good years â€˜til they noticed they were looking at me / I didnâ€™t like what they see." (I know it looks weird, but this is what it says on http://www.folkimplosion.com ) It seems to me that this is about what it does to you when you realize that other people are watching you. Maybe the seven years were the first seven years of his life, the years of innocence.
"I need a car, you need a guide, who needs a map.
If I don’t die or worse I’m gonna need a nap.
At best I’ll be asleep when you get back."
– Built to Spill
[This message has been edited by jasper (edited November 19, 2000).]