"Sticks and bones" sounds like it evokes an idea of quietness, after all the cacophony of noises, car, people, gatherings, etc. Then, some moment of introspection perhaps.
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It have worked as something of an evocation of glum, depression, desperation, melancholy, etc. In the David Rabe (a playwriter) work "sticks and bones" - a portrait of an American family pulled apart by their son's return from the Vietnam War.https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sticks_and_Bones
Down among the sticks and bones could be "deprimido/abatido/pra baixo" (depois ou além de toda a "cacofonia" de sentimentos e experiências que naturalmente acontecem durante essa fase). Perhaps it evokes the imagery of parties, drinking, and then the gloomy calmness when everyone leaves...
Anyway, it´s a loose translation of mine, others might come up with some more insights on this one.
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