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There is a song whose lyrics is given below... Can anyone tell what exactly "in the middle of riddle" means?

At the edge of the moon there's
a lonely man
And he blows on his horn as
strong as he can

And the girl at the bar wipoes the breath
of winter away with a smile of her face
And a little black dog barks along
with a loon

Is this my appointment or did I came
too soon
Got a strange invitation for teatime 'twas
given by somebody
I can't recall
It's the middle of the riddle
It's not very serious
It's nothing but a big surprise

And the president's horse is a rabbit
of course
That is livin' in a big boy's mind
Livin' in a big boy's mind

And I skate on a knife on a wire
That is strung from this song
to a distant shore

And then I say
Intuition is just another phase of chance
While we're walking the old
pyramid's floors (Little pharaoh's)
And the little black dog
Here it comes again
He's a true companion in a foreign land

On a quest for the valley of boojums and birthdays
And phone calls I cannot recall
It's the middle of the riddle
It's not very serious
It's nothing but a big surprise

And the president's horse is a rabbit

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Please see a add also :mindinsight.com/quizarena.jsp –  prem shekhar Apr 23 '11 at 13:42
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The middle of the riddle is not an established English phrase, so your guess is as good as anyone's as to what it means here

I suggest the main thing it means is the guy who wrote the lyrics for this Alphaville song knows how to create a rhyme.

Please don't ask what the president's horse is a rabbit means. The answer to that is also "not much".

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@FumbleFingers Requesting you to please see the link:mindinsight.com/quizarena.jsp –  prem shekhar Apr 23 '11 at 13:41
    
There is flash add regarding the phrase in the middle of riddle.... –  prem shekhar Apr 23 '11 at 13:41
    
@prem shekhar: I still think middle of the riddle was penned primarily for its sound rather than meaning. The ad in your link omits the word the in this 'phrase'. And I note the site says you need an open mind with good observations to solve their puzzles, which really isn't a valid phrase at all. This suggests to me the site's creators aren't particularly fluent in English themselves. You will learn little from them. –  FumbleFingers Apr 23 '11 at 14:27
    
Ok I also thought like that....I agree with you –  prem shekhar Apr 23 '11 at 14:34
    
@prem: Well said. If I'm correct in assuming your primary motivation here is to improve your English, at this stage I would avoid spending too much time on utterances where the phrasing is likely to influenced by 'artistic' considerations such as sound, semantic juxtaposition, and other 'word play'. –  FumbleFingers Apr 23 '11 at 14:45
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