Write the first song lyric that comes into your head

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Postby Fried Gold on Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:37 pm

Like a shrimp in a suitcase laying on a window ledge,
like a pair of tartan slippers and they're underneath a hedge,
like a scout master at daybreak putting peanuts in his glove,
like a specially formed ice arch for climbing over doves,
like a sardine in a hair net and he's staring at a priest.

These things you'll find constantly irritate our minds.

Like a sugar unicycle that's being ridden by a fork,
like a batten berg owned by Jesus that can miraculously talk,
like a lemon pip with sideboards fighting a bearded crab,
or Bono in a boob tube on the choir master's lap,
like a elaborate heating system apparently in Kent.

These things you'll find constantly irritate our minds.

Like a badger with an afro throwing sparklers at the Pope,
like a family of foxes and they're glowering at some soap,
like a lump of Nazi nougat walking down an avenue,
like a Tudor vacuum cleaner saying "How do you do?"
like a kestrel having sex above a television set.

These things you'll find constantly irritate our minds.
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Postby darkjedijaina on Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:20 pm

Why go on?
Even try.
You wake so innocently.
Then you rip the stars from the sky...

I'm down in it
Underneath with nowhere to hide.
I'm down in it.

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Postby instant_karma on Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:27 pm

Fried Gold wrote:Like a shrimp in a suitcase laying on a window ledge,
like a pair of tartan slippers and they're underneath a hedge,
like a scout master at daybreak putting peanuts in his glove,
like a specially formed ice arch for climbing over doves,
like a sardine in a hair net and he's staring at a priest.

These things you'll find constantly irritate our minds.

Like a sugar unicycle that's being ridden by a fork,
like a batten berg owned by Jesus that can miraculously talk,
like a lemon pip with sideboards fighting a bearded crab,
or Bono in a boob tube on the choir master's lap,
like a elaborate heating system apparently in Kent.

These things you'll find constantly irritate our minds.

Like a badger with an afro throwing sparklers at the Pope,
like a family of foxes and they're glowering at some soap,
like a lump of Nazi nougat walking down an avenue,
like a Tudor vacuum cleaner saying "How do you do?"
like a kestrel having sex above a television set.

These things you'll find constantly irritate our minds.


Heh. I love Vic and Bob.
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Postby minstrel on Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:39 pm

instant_karma wrote:
Fried Gold wrote:Like a shrimp in a suitcase laying on a window ledge,
like a pair of tartan slippers and they're underneath a hedge,
like a scout master at daybreak putting peanuts in his glove,
like a specially formed ice arch for climbing over doves,
like a sardine in a hair net and he's staring at a priest.

These things you'll find constantly irritate our minds.

Like a sugar unicycle that's being ridden by a fork,
like a batten berg owned by Jesus that can miraculously talk,
like a lemon pip with sideboards fighting a bearded crab,
or Bono in a boob tube on the choir master's lap,
like a elaborate heating system apparently in Kent.

These things you'll find constantly irritate our minds.

Like a badger with an afro throwing sparklers at the Pope,
like a family of foxes and they're glowering at some soap,
like a lump of Nazi nougat walking down an avenue,
like a Tudor vacuum cleaner saying "How do you do?"
like a kestrel having sex above a television set.

These things you'll find constantly irritate our minds.


Heh. I love Vic and Bob.


Who are Vic and Bob?
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Postby DennisMM on Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:49 pm

They're British, and that strikes me as a very clumsy attempt to work dadaesque lyrics to a bent version of "The Windmills of Your Mind."

They may be irritating Vic and Bob's minds. They're just passing by my eyes and being disregarded as a complete waste of time.
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Postby Seppuku on Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:58 pm

DennisMM wrote:They're British, and that strikes me as a very clumsy attempt to work dadaesque lyrics to a bent version of "The Windmills of Your Mind."

They may be irritating Vic and Bob's minds. They're just passing by my eyes and being disregarded as a complete waste of time.


Come on, you can't deny the catchiness of Vic's cover of Tommy Roe's Dizzy.

Their whole thing was being surreal for surreal's sake. There's nothing wrong with that... It makes a welcome change from the ruthlessly topical humour that reigns supreme in the US.


EDIT: Sorry, I'm not trying to start another one of those.
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Postby DennisMM on Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:03 pm

As usual, I've managed not to send the message I desired and succeeded in sending an unintended message. Time to retire for the day, I think.

I didn't mean Vic and Bob are dadaesque or silly because they're Brits. I mentioned they're Brits because that explains why folks from/living in the USA might not have heard of them. I've hardly heard of them myself. I only found out about Laurie and Fry last year, though I've been familiar with each as an actor for quite a while.

Surrealism has never appealed much to me, even though I once shared house with a surrealist poet. Perhaps that's why so many of the Vertigo comics of the '90s went right past - zoom! The Pythons are about as far into surrealism as entertains me. That's just me, though, and my comments were meant to be directed toward the individual song. I might enjoy other material from Vic and Bob.

"Dizzy" was all right, but you're talking with a man who owns the original Tommy Roe 45, so I'm a tad slanted.
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Postby Seppuku on Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:30 pm

DennisMM wrote:As usual, I've managed not to send the message I desired and succeeded in sending an unintended message. Time to retire for the day, I think.

I didn't mean Vic and Bob are dadaesque or silly because they're Brits. I mentioned they're Brits because that explains why folks from/living in the USA might not have heard of them. I've hardly heard of them myself. I only found out about Laurie and Fry last year, though I've been familiar with each as an actor for quite a while.


I didn't think you meant that at all! I was just being specious making that US/UK comparison.

That surreal, Dadaesque style of humour does sometimes grate on me a bit. Especially when you realise that its practitioners are mostly upper crust Art School graduates (Hugh & Laurie, the Pythons, Vic Reeves etc.). I'd go insane if I were forced to watch them faffing about forever, but I can't deny they still get me laughing.

DennisMM wrote: "Dizzy" was all right, but you're talking with a man who owns the original Tommy Roe 45, so I'm a tad slanted.


The original is better and deserves to be heard more than any of the cover versions. I still think Vic had a pretty good stab at it though.
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Postby Crimson King on Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:23 am

Harry Chapin - Cat's in the Cradle

And the cat's in the cradle
And the silver spoon
Little boy blue
And the man on the moon.
When you comin' home, son?
I don't know when.
We'll get together then
You know we'll have a cool time then.
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Postby minstrel on Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:06 pm

Crimson King wrote:Grande Rojo Chapin - Cat's in the Cradle

And the cat's in the cradle
And the silver spoon
Little boy blue
And the man on the moon.
When you comin' home, son?
I don't know when.
We'll get together then
You know we'll have a cool time then.


That song hits my bullseye every time. It's about me and my dad.
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Postby DDMAN26 on Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:24 pm

When you're a Jet,
You're a Jet all the way
From your first Smokey Thingie
To your last dyin' day.

When you're a Jet,
If the spit hits the fan,
You got brothers around,
You're a family man!

You're never alone,
You're never disconnected!
You're home with your own:
When company's expected,
You're well protected!

Then you are set
With a capital J,
Which you'll never forget
Till they cart you away.
When you're a Jet,
You stay a Jet!

(Spoken) I know Tony like I know me. I guarantee you can count him in.

ACTION: In, out, let's get crackin'.

A-RAB: Where you gonna find Bernardo?

RIFF: At the dance tonight at the gym.

BIG DEAL: But the gym's neutral territory.

RIFF: (Innocently) I'm gonna make nice there! I'm only gonna challenge him.

A-RAB: Great, Daddy-O!

RIFF: So everybody dress up sweet and sharp.

ALL (Sing)
Oh, when the Jets fall in at the cornball dance,
We'll be the sweetest dressin' gang in pants!
And when the chicks dig us in our Jet black ties,
They're gonna flip, gonna flop, gonna drop like flies!

RIFF: (Spoken) Hey. Cool. Easy. Sweet. Meet Tony and me at ten. And walk tall!

A-RAB: We always walk tall!

BABY JOHN: We're Jets!

ACTION: The greatest!

ACTION and BABY JOHN (Sing)
When you're a Jet,
You're the top cat in town,
You're the gold medal kid
With the heavyweight crown!

A-RAB, ACTION, BIG DEAL
When you're a Jet,
You're the swingin'est thing:
Little boy, you're a man;
Little man, you're a king!

ALL
The Jets are in gear,
Our cylinders are clickin'!
The Sharks'll steer clear
'Cause ev'ry Puerto Rican's a lousy chicken!

Here come the Jets
Like a bat out of hell.
Someone gets in our way,
Someone don't feel so well!

Here come the Jets:
Little world, step aside!
Better go underground,
Better run, better hide!

We're drawin' the line,
So keep your noses hidden!
We're hangin' a sign,
Says "Visitors forbidden"
And we ain't kiddin'!

Here come the Jets,
Yeah! And we're gonna beat
Ev'ry last buggin' gang
On the whole buggin' street!
On the whole!
Ever!
Mother!
Lovin'!
Street!
Yeah!
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Postby monorail77 on Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:13 pm

don't go changing
to try snd please me
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Postby darkjedijaina on Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:27 pm

can you make me a promise
to stop it before we begin
will you hold on to my head
if i ever lose it again

- marvelous 3, freak of the week
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Postby The Vicar on Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:30 pm

The stars in the heavens still shine
up above me: how lovely they'd seem
if you were with me
but you're gone through the looking-glass
and I am left to pass these nights alone.

I'm lost, I'm dumb, I'm blind,
I am drunk with sadness,
sunk by madness -
the wave overwhelms me,
the mirror repels me,
the echo of your laugh
drifts through the looking-glass
and I am alone.

No friendship no comfort no future no home,
the past lingers with me:
you're all the love I've ever known
without you I'm nothing
but empty and silent,
reflecting on all that I've lost.
I let you slip away so soon.

Can you hear me? This is my song
I am dying; you are gone.

These words are not enough to save my soul,
they just mock me from the mirror..
I'm cold and I'm yearning,
I've told you I'm burning,
my eyes can't stand the light...
like a stray dog in the night
I'll shuffle off alone.

We all make our futures
but I have lost mine;
I'm hoping for a miracle
but finding no sign...

The stars in their constellations,
each one sadly flickers and falls...
without you they mean nothing at all



If anyone recognizes the author of this ( below in wee print )
I will be surpreezed.

Peter Hammill, ex-Van Der Graff Generator front man
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Postby Chilli on Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:31 pm

Crazy but I believe this time
Begging for sweet relief
A blessing in disguise
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Postby Vegeta on Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:32 pm

"And my life has passed me by... I don't know why
I keep searching for something that I never found
While these weeds get deeper as I turn around
And time grows older and I've grown colder
So long has passed that I forgot to count

These weeds have grown where the sun once shown
And I can feel it... this space between us"


Weeds by Life of Agony
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Postby DennisMM on Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:33 pm

One toke over the line, sweet Jesus
One toke over the line
Sittin' downtown in a railway station
One toke over the line

- Brewer & Shipley

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Postby Seppuku on Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:35 pm

The Vicar wrote:If anyone recognizes the author of this ( below in wee print )
I will be surpreezed.
Peter Hammill, ex-Van Der Graff Generator front man


I'm a pretty big VDGG fan, as well as a fan of some his solo stuff (Over makes me want to never get married. And This Side of the Looking Glass, which you quoted, has to be one of the most touching songs ever written).

Apparently, Johnny Rotten was also into them as well.

You ask me, their best album is The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome, because of the excellence of the two tracks Lizard Play and Cats Eye/Yellow Fever. Most of their stuff is pretty great, though.

EDIT: Here's a magisterial live rendition of This Side of The Looking Glass. It's pretty awful quality, but if I were in the audience that day, I'd dehydrate myself from bawling so much. What a singer! He has the kind of voice that you could imagine getting a little grating after a while, but, when applied to the right material, it's perfect!
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Postby junesquad on Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:16 am

I've heard it said
That people come into our lives
For a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led to those that help us most to grow
If we let them and we help them in return.
Now I don't know if I believe that's true
But I know I'm who I am today
Because I knew you.

Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
But because I knew you
I have been changed for good.


Artist: Kristen Chenowith
Album: Wicked: The Original Broadway Soundtrack
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Postby Chilli on Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:49 am

Okay, anyone else want to go see Wicked for the above lyrics?
Bison: [to his architect] The temple above us was the wonder of the ancient world. Bisonopolis shall be the wonder of my world. But I think the food court should be larger. All the big franchises will want in.
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Postby Testricals on Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:58 am

"what a feeling"
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Postby bamf on Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:01 am

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Postby Chilli on Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:27 am

They tried to make me go to rehab...

Good. Stupid woman.
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Postby The Vicar on Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:19 am

seppukudkurosawa wrote:
The Vicar wrote:If anyone recognizes the author of this ( below in wee print )
I will be surpreezed.
Peter Hammill, ex-Van Der Graff Generator front man


I'm a pretty big VDGG fan, as well as a fan of some his solo stuff (Over makes me want to never get married. And This Side of the Looking Glass, which you quoted, has to be one of the most touching songs ever written).

Apparently, Johnny Rotten was also into them as well.

You ask me, their best album is The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome, because of the excellence of the two tracks Lizard Play and Cats Eye/Yellow Fever. Most of their stuff is pretty great, though.

EDIT: Here's a magisterial live rendition of This Side of The Looking Glass. It's pretty awful quality, but if I were in the audience that day, I'd dehydrate myself from bawling so much. What a singer! He has the kind of voice that you could imagine getting a little grating after a while, but, when applied to the right material, it's perfect!


:shock:

No, seriously, :shock:

I have a special spot in my heart for Pawnhearts, with guest guitar killer Bob Fripp ( okay, that and the amazing little trip I went on once listening to it ). I've got just about all Hammill's solo work, of which Over is the prize. Some of the saddest, most weepy music evar.
Pete's voice seems to confuse or frighten some folks, but it's the only voice for these tunes. I've tried singing them "pretty" - ergh.
Hammill's lyrics are what get me. Especially on Over.
Not music for those easily depressed.
Other than Driller Killer ( where've ye gone, laddie?) I can't recall anyone else on this board having heard Hammill or VDGG.
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Postby The Vicar on Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:28 am

THe videos clips!! Oh yeah. I am going to be looking at all this shit..... too cool. I wouldn't have believe this was being saved. I'm dancing around like some methed up spazz.
Amazed to see video of Theme One, a song that was strangely missing from later pressings of Pawnhearts.
I am in a gorram time machine.......
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Postby DennisMM on Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:51 pm

War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away

- The Rolling Stones, "Gimme Shelter"
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Postby Will Scarlet on Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:53 pm

Nothin's gonna harm you, not while I'm around.

And...

Worst pies in London, I know 'cause I make 'em

I've got the soundtrack to Sweeny Todd totally stuck in my head.

W.S.
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:42 pm

aint it good, aint it right
That you are with me here tonight
The music playing
Our bodies swaying in time
(in time, in time, in time)
Touching you so warm and tender
Lord, I feel such a sweet surrender
Beautiful is the dream that makes you mine

Chorus
Rock me gently, rock my slowly
Take it easy, dont you know
That I have never been loved like this before

Baby baby!

Chorus

Oh my darling, of my baby
You got the moves that drive me crazy
And on you face I see a trace of love
(of love, of love, of love)
Come hold me closer, dont let me go
I need you honey, I love you so
You were made for me by the stars above

Chorus

Baby baby!

Chorus

Aint it good, aint it right
That you are with me here tonight

Repeat chorus twice

Rock me gently
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Postby junesquad on Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:50 pm

Will Scarlet wrote:Nothin's gonna harm you, not while I'm around.

And...

Worst pies in London, I know 'cause I make 'em

I've got the soundtrack to Sweeny Todd totally stuck in my head.

W.S.


I read this and had, "Nothin's gonna harm you... not while I'm around. Nothing's gonna harm you, no sir, not while I'm around" fly into my head.
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Postby Ribbons on Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:51 pm

Lord Voldemoo wrote:Chorus
Rock me gently, rock my slowly
Take it easy, dont you know
That I have never been loved like this before

Baby baby!

Chorus


Have you seen this commercial, Moo? "Rock Me Gently" is used to great effect. :wink:
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:52 pm

Ribbons wrote:
Lord Voldemoo wrote:Chorus
Rock me gently, rock my slowly
Take it easy, dont you know
That I have never been loved like this before

Baby baby!

Chorus


Have you seen this commercial, Moo? "Rock Me Gently" is used to great effect. :wink:


hahahaha, it's playing RIGHT NOW

that's why i posted it...kind of as a gag, they run that ad like 25 times each time there's a NFL game on FOX
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Postby Worst Part's Almost Over on Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:15 pm

Let me through
Paper and fist
Jessica numbers tell me if
We're clear
Write me a storm
Just tape the letter to the door

This thing is your mission
The lone wish and condition

'The Jessica Numbers' - The New Pornographers
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Postby darkjedijaina on Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:57 am

I'm not going to get too sentimental
Like those other sticky valentines,
'cause i don't know if you've been loving somebody.
I only know it isn't mine.

Alison, i know this world is killing you.
Oh, Alison, my aim is true.

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Postby WalterBunny on Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:54 pm

Coz he's on a secret mission
Headquarter's just radioed in
He left his baby at the dancehall
While the band plays on some sweet song

Camper Van Beethoven - Sweethearts
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Postby The Vicar on Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:55 am

Second Sitting for the Last Supper - 10cc ( a truly seminal band )

Another fish head in the dustbin
Another loser in the queue for the soup kitchen
Another reason for a visit
We think you'd better come down
Another afro-american superman on the woodpile
Another honky on the dole
Another trip from off the 15th floor
The greatest story ever told
Was so wrong, so wrong
cos you promised milk and honey
With an everlasting life
And we listened with our ears closed
And a blindness in our eyes
But we heard them as they nailed you
And we saw you crucified
The second coming of the holy ghost
We need a pocketful of miracles
Two thousand years and he ain't shown yet
We kept his seat warm and the table set
The second sitting for the last supper
Another guru in the money
Another mantra in the mail
An easy way from rags to riches
Gods little acres up for sale
The time is right for ressurection
We think you'd better come down
The church don't ring with hallelujahs
You haven't been for so long
So long, so long
Two thousand years and he aint shown yet
We kept his seat warm and the table set
The second sitting for the last supper
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Postby Worst Part's Almost Over on Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:50 pm

The litebrite's now black and white
Cause you took apart a picture that wasn't right
Pitch burning on a shining sheet
The only maker that you'd want to meet
The dying man in a living room
Who's shadow paces the floor
Who'll take you out in the open door

This is not my life
It's just a fond farewell to a friend
It's not what I'm like
It's just a fond farewell to a friend
Who couldn't get things right
Fond farewell to a friend

He said really I just wanna dance
Good and evil matched perfect - it's a great romance
I can deal with some psychic pain
If it'll slow down my higher brain
Veins full of disappearing ink
Vomiting in the kitchen sink
Disconnecting from the missing link

This is not my life
It's just a fond farewell to a friend
It's not what I'm like
It's just a fond farewell to a friend
Who couldn't get things right
Fond farewell to a friend

I see that you're leaving me
And taking up with the enemy
The cold comfort of the in between
A little less than a human being
A little less than a happy high
A little less than a suicide
The only things that you really tried

This is not my life
It's just a fond farewell to a friend
It's not what I'm like
It's just a fond farewell to a friend
Who couldn't get things right
Fond farewell to a friend
This is not my life
It's just a fond farewell to a friend

'A Fond Farewell' - Elliott Smith
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Postby junesquad on Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:30 pm

Artist: Krystal Harris
Song: My Religion

Christianity gets a beating often because they have forgotten this key point. When this song came out, a lot of Christians thought it was blasphemous. What idiots...

Verse 1:
There's nothing wrong
With tradition
But tell me where it says
Not to follow our hearts
That's why so many
Of us are so confused
And will never live
Up to your rules

Chorus:
My religion doesn't hate
It'll never turn you away
It always understands
My religion won't condemn
Always lends a healing hand
It's love
My religion's love

Verse 2:
All it takes is to be willing
To sacrifice for
Someone who is in need
Then we can begin
To heal again
And love will
Sweep the land

[Repeat chorus]

My religion
My religion
Love
My, my religion
My religion
It's love

Bridge:
That's why so many
Of us are so confused
And will never live
Up to your rules

[Repeat chorus twice]

My religion's love
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Postby Bayouwolf on Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:38 pm

There's a hole in the world, like a great black pit,
and it's filled with people, who are filled with shit.
and the vermin of the world inhabit it.


"No place like London", from Sweeney Todd.
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Postby junesquad on Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:59 am

smoke
smoke
sign of the devil
sign of the devil
city on fire

witch
witch
smell it sir an evil smell
every night at the vespers bell
smoke that comes from the mouth of hell
city on fire
city on fire

mischief
mischief
mischief

"Johanna" - From Sweeney Todd
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Postby Seppuku on Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:08 am

Gonna see this guy play in a couple of weeks (the day after I see Aesop Rock). He's like Syd Barrett if he hit his stride in the post punk/proto-indie crowd.

Robyn Hitchcock - Uncorrected Personality Traits

Uncorrected personality traits that seem whimsical in a child may prove to
be ugly in a fully grown adult.
Lack of involvement with the father, or over-involvement with the mother,
can result in lack of ability to relate to sexual fears, and in homosexual
leanings, narcissism, transexuality (girls from the waist up/men from the waist down)
and attempts to be your own love object.
Reconcile your parents to
you by becoming both at once!
Even Marilyn Monroe was a man, but this tends to get overlooked by our
mother-fixated, overweight, sexist media.

So:
Uncorrected personality traits that seem whimsical in a child may prove to
be ugly in a fully grown adult.
If you give in to them
Every time they cry
They will become little tyrants
But they won't remember why
Then when they are thwarted
By people in later life
They will become psychotic
And they won't make an ideal husband or wife
The spoiled baby grows into
the escapist teenager who's
the adult alcoholic who's
the middle-aged suicide.
Oy!

So:
Uncorrected personality traits that seem whimsical in a child may prove to
be ugly in a fully grown adult.
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Postby WalterBunny on Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:41 am

seppukudkurosawa wrote:Gonna see this guy play in a couple of weeks (the day after I see Aesop Rock).


I am so jealous of you right now. Not only for Robyn, but also for Aesop Rock. And as much as I'd like to leave it at that, I've got to post lyrics. So.

The phone don't ring, no no
And the sun refused to shine
Never thought I'd have to pay so dearly
For what was already mine
For such a long, long time

We made mad love
Shadow love
Random love and abandoned love
Accidentally, like a martyr
The hurt gets worse and the heart gets harder
We made mad love
Shadow love
Random love and abandoned love
Accidentally, like a martyr
The hurt gets worse and the heart gets harder

The days slide by
Should've done, should've done we all sigh
Never thought I'd be so lonely
After such a long, long time
Time out of mind

We made mad love
Shadow love
Random love and abandoned love
Accidentally, like a martyr
The hurt gets worse and the heart gets harder
We made mad love
Shadow love
Random love and abandoned love
Accidentally, like a martyr
The hurt gets worse and the heart gets harder

Warren Zevon - Accidentally, Like a Martyr (blame Cloverfield)
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Postby Chilli on Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:46 am

We Are The Champions (Queen)

I've paid my dues -
Time after time -
I've done my sentence
But committed no crime -
And bad mistakes
I've made a few
I've had my share of sand kicked in my face -
But I've come through

We are the champions - my friends
And we'll keep on fighting - till the end -
We are the champions -
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions - of the world -

I've taken my bows
And my curtain calls -
You brought me fame and fortune and everything that goes with it
-
I thank you all -

But it's been no bed of roses
No pleasure cruise -
I consider it a challenge before the whole human race -
And I ain't gonna lose -

We are the champions - my friends
And we'll keep on fighting - till the end -
We are the champions -
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions - of the world -

Awesome song, awesome band.
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Postby Seppuku on Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:33 am

WalterBunny wrote:
seppukudkurosawa wrote:Gonna see this guy play in a couple of weeks (the day after I see Aesop Rock).


I am so jealous of you right now. Not only for Robyn, but also for Aesop Rock.


They'll both have to be "coffee gigs" if I want to keep up with some of their more brain-twisting wordplay. If Aesop Rock plays Tugboat Complex Pt. 3 from Labor Days, I think I might just have a brain aneurysm and not be able to make Robyn Hitchcock the next day.
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Postby WalterBunny on Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:35 am

seppukudkurosawa wrote:
WalterBunny wrote:
seppukudkurosawa wrote:Gonna see this guy play in a couple of weeks (the day after I see Aesop Rock).


I am so jealous of you right now. Not only for Robyn, but also for Aesop Rock.


They'll both have to be "coffee gigs" if I want to keep up with some of their more brain-twisting wordplay. If Aesop Rock plays Tugboat Complex Pt. 3 from Labor Days, I think I might just have a brain aneurysm and not be able to make Robyn Hitchcock the next day.


I've never seen Aesop Rock live. However, if there's one thing that Robyn's good for live, it's the stories that he tells between songs. That's worth the admission alone, and probably something he should release on CD.
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Postby Seppuku on Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:45 am

WalterBunny wrote:
seppukudkurosawa wrote:
WalterBunny wrote:
seppukudkurosawa wrote:Gonna see this guy play in a couple of weeks (the day after I see Aesop Rock).


I am so jealous of you right now. Not only for Robyn, but also for Aesop Rock.


They'll both have to be "coffee gigs" if I want to keep up with some of their more brain-twisting wordplay. If Aesop Rock plays Tugboat Complex Pt. 3 from Labor Days, I think I might just have a brain aneurysm and not be able to make Robyn Hitchcock the next day.


I've never seen Aesop Rock live. However, if there's one thing that Robyn's good for live, it's the stories that he tells between songs. That's worth the admission alone, and probably something he should release on CD.


I think he might have a much bigger fanbase in the U.S. than here in England. I don't know anyone here who's heard of the Soft Boys or Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians. If I ever happen to be playing any of his songs, I usually get asked what Syd Barrett track I'm playing. Which is understandable, I suppose, considering he's covered so many of his songs.
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Postby WalterBunny on Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:56 am

seppukudkurosawa wrote:I think he might have a much bigger fanbase in the U.S. than here in England. I don't know anyone here who's heard of the Soft Boys or Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians. If I ever happen to be playing any of his songs, I usually get asked what Syd Barrett track I'm playing. Which is understandable, I suppose, considering he's covered so many of his songs.


...and he's got a similar-sounding voice, and similar song-writing patterns. Here's my favorite song of his, Cynthia Mask.

Napoleon wore a black hat
Ate lots of chicken and conquered half Europe
Napoleon was caught by the British
Imprisoned on elba, he died on the phone

Chamberlain came crawling from Munich
With one piece of paper, he waved at the camera
"Peace in our time, oh thank you Herr Hitler"
Tell that to the Polish, tell that to the Jews

You take your babes up to the bathroom
And then you lead them into the bedroom
Gnarly babes for pleasure and profit
Correctly applied could bring good results

Cynthia mask, you're wearing a Cynthia mask
Cynthia mask

You're dressed as yourself, you walk down the pavement
You smile like a bowl, you grin like a melon
The people that pass, they think that they know you
They're too busy thinking to see who you are

I'll reach your lungs like smoke in the orchard
Scattered in bushes, the firemen laughing
I'll wrap your hands in personal signals
Don't come to me later, come to me now

Cynthia mask, you're wearing a Cynthia mask
Cynthia mask

Cynthia mask, I know how she feels
But I can't say a word because nothing is real in here
Not even her

Disguise yourself as you were another
A brick or a spider, in hunger and silence
The yawning cross, the hill full of pebbles
Inside you forever, inside you is all

Cynthia mask
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Postby Seppuku on Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:05 am

:roll: I can't tell you how many times I've sat down to write a song about a dictator and ended up haranguing an ex-girlfriend.
Dale Tremont Presents...

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Postby WalterBunny on Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:19 am

I did notice a distinct resemblance between an ex-girlfriend of mine and Mussolini. Particularly the way she got pissed when I'd call her Il Douche instead of Il Duce. :twisted:
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Postby King Of Nowhere on Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:19 pm

Now the king told the boogie men
You have to let that raga drop
The oil down the desert way
Has been shaken to the top
The sheik he drove his Cadillac
He went a-cruisin' down the ville
The muezzin was a-standing
On the radiator grille

The shariff don't like it
Rockin' the Casbah
Rock the Casbah
The shariff don't like it
Rockin' the Casbah
Rock the Casbah
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:49 pm

"you c'mon like gangbusters laying it thick
arboreal sleestack lost in the sticks
it's warm for a witch trial don't you agree
cold are the hands that would ever touch me.

you got the energy of a classic creep
with sex vibe for miles and shark eyes asleep(?)
no intuition, no need to sleuth
poor is a man who would sully my youth."

"Baltimore" - Stephen Malkmus

yeah, he's still the John Ashbery of indie rockers...
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