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« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2008, 02:50:13 PM »




Oh, the snot has caked against my pants
It has turned into crystal

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Iffy lyrics, wonderful music.  Hell it was 1967!  Afro


I like those lyrics!  I don't understand 'em half the time, but I love 'em.

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« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2008, 02:51:33 PM »

The first one that comes to my mind is --   Flakes

Well the toilet went crazy yesterday afternoon
The plumber he said never flush a tampoon
This great information cost me half a weeks pay
And the toilet blew up later on the next day -ay-ay -ooooooooooooo Fez
  


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« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2008, 02:53:04 PM »

*Brilliant* lyrics Tongue Wink  Frank's managed *far* worse than that Roll Eyes
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« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2008, 03:03:04 PM »





Oh, the snot has caked against my pants
It has turned into crystal

Love - Live And Let Live


And if you see Andmoreagain, then you might be Andmoreagain....

Iffy lyrics, wonderful music.  Hell it was 1967!  Afro


I like those lyrics!  I don't understand 'em half the time, but I love 'em.

Jules


Heh, me too, go figure...


And me.  The Red Telephone and The Daily Planet capture and prefigure the decline of the summer of love pretty accurately.  But those snot lines - what WERE you thinking, Arthur?  Huh Afro
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« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2008, 03:05:51 PM »

Well I've come down from the crossroads with my guitar on my back,
Well I've come down from the crossroads with my guitar on my back,

Utter pap! only kidding Stevenson! Got you there!
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« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2008, 03:08:49 PM »

Mountain, you git, crossroads is in the chorus.  Wink
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« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2008, 03:11:35 PM »


Mountain, you git, crossroads is in the chorus.  Wink


Oh yeah, it'#s been a while since I listened to that song. Who wrote it again? Wink
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« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2008, 03:32:51 PM »


But those snot lines - what WERE you thinking, Arthur?  Huh Afro


Oh I dunno - they may be revolting, but they leave an impression!

As to what he was thinking - I believe he nodded off in the studio, noticed he'd been drooling from his nose onto his trousers, and chose to write about it!  Heh.

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« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2008, 03:33:43 PM »


Mountain, you git, crossroads is in the chorus.  Wink


It's the return of the handbags!!

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« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2008, 03:57:19 PM »

Unfortunately I have heard that David's handbag is in for a service which leave shim defenceless, completely!!!! HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA (eveil laugh in Bond villian style)
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« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2008, 06:05:44 PM »

Although I love the song, this line from The Jam's "Thats Entertainment" always makes me wince.

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« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2008, 06:11:37 PM »

Anything by Yes.
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« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2008, 11:35:34 PM »


America's 'Horse With No Name'


From the same song: 'The heat was hot' - Well no, really?

Or how about the oft-mocked line from Thin Lizzy:
'Tonight there's going to be a jailbreak, somewhere in this town' - That would be the jail, presumably?

One of my favourites is from Elenore by The Turtles:
'Elenore, gee I think you're swell, and you really suit me well, you're my pride and joy etcetera'
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« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2008, 11:54:19 PM »


One of my favourites is from Elenore by The Turtles:
'Elenore, gee I think you're swell, and you really suit me well, you're my pride and joy etcetera'


I remember hearing somewhere that The Turtles record company felt that the song lyrics they were coming up with weren't commercial and they should write more songs along the lines of 'you're my pride and joy, etcetera' so they did!

My favourite awful lyrics come from a Steve Hackett album of the mid 80's that a friend had, 'Till We Have Faces' I think it was called. The last verse included the immortal lines:

I don’t think that I can afford ya
You make me ugly, anyhow
I think I see a car before me
Or maybe I’ve just hit a cow.
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« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2008, 06:39:07 AM »



America's 'Horse With No Name'


From the same song: 'The heat was hot' - Well no, really?




I think the Goons beat them to that one by about 20 years!!
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« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2008, 08:54:56 AM »



One of my favourites is from Elenore by The Turtles:
'Elenore, gee I think you're swell, and you really suit me well, you're my pride and joy etcetera'


I remember hearing somewhere that The Turtles record company felt that the song lyrics they were coming up with weren't commercial and they should write more songs along the lines of 'you're my pride and joy, etcetera' so they did!


In which case, it's genius!  Great song either way.

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« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2008, 08:56:13 AM »


Anything by Yes.


LOL.  Seconded!

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« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2008, 09:16:59 AM »

  Fez Selections from Ray Thomas' lyrical contributions to The Moody blues....:


   "Somebody exploded an H-bomb today.
    But it wasn't anyone I knew."

  "Lazy day, Sunday afternoon,
   Like to get your feet up, watch T.V.
   Sunday roast is something good to eat,
   Must be beef today 'cause lamb was last week.

   So full up, bursting at the seams,
   Soon you'll start to nod off, happy dreams.
   Wake up, for tea and buttered scones
   Such a lot of work for you Sunday Moms."

  "Captain Scott, you were so bold,
   Now you're looking rather cold
   Out there in the snow."

   
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« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2008, 09:17:11 AM »



America's 'Horse With No Name'


From the same song: 'The heat was hot' - Well no, really?



That is surely fair enough. The heat could so easily have been tepid or lukewarm!
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« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2008, 09:25:08 AM »


  Fez Selections from Ray Thomas' lyrical contributions to The Moody blues....:


   "Somebody exploded an H-bomb today.
    But it wasn't anyone I knew."

  "Lazy day, Sunday afternoon,
   Like to get your feet up, watch T.V.
   Sunday roast is something good to eat,
   Must be beef today 'cause lamb was last week.

   So full up, bursting at the seams,
   Soon you'll start to nod off, happy dreams.
   Wake up, for tea and buttered scones
   Such a lot of work for you Sunday Moms."

  "Captain Scott, you were so bold,
   Now you're looking rather cold
   Out there in the snow."

  


Sorry to double post but surely there is nothing wrong with any of those? It is English whimsy isn't it?

I'm a huge fan of Ray's songs for the Moodies (and his two solo albums actually, wish I could get them on CD). I was very disappointed when his contributions to later albums decreased and it is sad that he is now too ill to play with them. Sorry, I seem to have drigfted off topic.
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