Meanings of "boil down"
to condense or summarize or the summary itself
Example: The President's speech boiled down to a plea for more money.
"boil down" in lyrics
deluded by her boredom.
What does her life boil down to
that she could recall like a painting[fn]a pun on the French saying "je ne peux plus voir ça en peinture" (I can't stand this anymore), lit. "I cannot even see a painting of this"[/fn]
breakfast makes me sick as if I'm crunching in pig slop,
From all the nobleness, so-so economy,
All the numerous changes boil down to deceits
Give then take, slept on ciggies
My cult will remain, You'll feel the aftermath. Half the original long gone, They weren't loyal
A fire waiting to happen, I matched the burning oil
Boil down your temper, I don't like they way you coming at me
You lost a valued member, Now you'll have to come and catch me
You’ll never understand other people’s failures,
you’ll never comprehend how dreams
can boil down to laughing and drinking and moving on,
and, if possible, having a fuck from time to time.
But they were maybe ankle high
Take the fingers from your flute to weave your colored yarns
And boil down your fruit to preserves in Mason jars
But now the books are overdue and the goats are underfed