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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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".

  • @FumbleFingers Requesting you to please see the link:mindinsight.com/quizarena.jsp Apr 23, 2011 at 13:41
  • There is flash add regarding the phrase in the middle of riddle.... Apr 23, 2011 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. Apr 23, 2011 at 14:27
  • Ok I also thought like that....I agree with you Apr 23, 2011 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'. Apr 23, 2011 at 14:45

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