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« Reply #200 on: September 05, 2018, 11:31:20 PM »

"Who got the look
I don't know the answer to that question
Where's the look
If I knew I would tell you"...brings to mind...

"Well I know that I don't know where I'm going
But I know that I'll know when I get there

I don't know where I'm at
And I don't really care
I just know I'm here
And I'll know I'm there
And I didn't know I knew"

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« Reply #201 on: September 05, 2018, 11:34:14 PM »

"Are we human, or are we dancer?"

I could never work that one out either. Why would we be one of Santa's reindeer??
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« Reply #202 on: September 06, 2018, 09:27:24 AM »

I think it’s funny when an artist changes the pronunciation of a word so that it fits a rhyme, as in Paul Weller and The Style Council’s Walls Come Tumbling Down.

‘Those who have and who have not...
...And dangle jobs like a donkey’s carrot’

With ‘carrot’ pronounced like ‘garotte’.

There are other examples lying scallop-like on the sea bed of my mind, but I can’t dredge them up just now.
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« Reply #203 on: September 06, 2018, 09:40:10 AM »

I mentioned this earlier, but really.........
It’s almost like somebody said in the studio, “we’re short of a couple of songs Chris. Can you knock something out overnight?”
The ‘Cherwell’ one is equally awful, and was probably written the same evening. IMHO.


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« Reply #204 on: September 06, 2018, 10:42:38 AM »



I don't quite see this one. I always thought it clever when viewed in full context. 'Forget it dear, its not the first, there's bound to be another....' Like a what is this world coming to conversation at the breakfast table.


Yes, Robert, but who would ever describe their breakfast as going rotten?

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« Reply #205 on: September 06, 2018, 11:06:25 AM »

I always loved Bolan's ridiculous lyrics - most of his songs are brim full of nonsense

"I have never ever nailed a nose before,
That's how the garden grows..." - The Slider

"Did you ever see a woman
Coming out of New York City
With a frog in her hand?"    - New York City


And there are thousands more....
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« Reply #206 on: September 06, 2018, 11:52:41 AM »


"Did you ever see a woman
Coming out of New York City
With a frog in her hand?"    - New York City


"...I did don't you know/And don't it show?"

And that was the entire libretto.  It amused the heck out of me when I was a kid.

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« Reply #207 on: September 13, 2018, 10:12:00 AM »

I am reminded this morning of Sir Michael of Jagger’s reinforcement of the seriousness of a forthcoming confrontation - “Sparks will fly / Sharks will cry”. A timely portent, I trust we can all agree!
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« Reply #208 on: September 13, 2018, 10:34:16 AM »

I wish I could swim, like a dolphin, like a dolphin can swim

Hmmm
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« Reply #209 on: September 13, 2018, 02:37:36 PM »


I am reminded this morning of Sir Michael of Jagger’s reinforcement of the seriousness of a forthcoming confrontation - “Sparks will fly / Sharks will cry”. A timely portent, I trust we can all agree!


That's bad.  Hilariously bad.

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« Reply #210 on: September 14, 2018, 07:02:26 PM »


I wish I could swim, like a dolphin, like a dolphin can swim

Hmmm


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« Reply #211 on: September 24, 2018, 12:45:18 PM »

Might I present for your consideration the entire libretto for Lou Reed's I Want To Boogie With You.

Yes, Lou Reed, the poet laureate of New York.

I Want to Boogie With You by Lou Reed

"Hey, pretty baby, don't you think you might give me a chance?
Get it on with me, go downtown for some loving romance?
And I know I ain't nothing, I ain't worth but a thin dime
But if you put your heart in my hands, I'm sure that I could change your mind
I want to boogie with you
Yeah, I want to boogie with you

There's something, baby, on which your parents both agree
And that is that they both have a deep distrust for me
And your best friend Frankie, well I know your best friend Frankie he wants to see me sink
And I don't much blame him for that, he gets so useless after so few drinks
You know, baby, I want to boogie with you
I want to boogie with you

Well, I know your little baby sister, she thinks that I'm a flop
Well, I guess that you know that it's true I spent more time at the bottom than the top
Tell your little sister I know she wants to give me a whirl
But I don't have the time, baby, to wait till she's grown up and she's a woman, not a girl
Don't you know, I want to boogie with you
Hey, I want to boogie with you
I want to boogie with you
I want to boogie with you, yeah boogie with you
Down by the corner
We'll be able to, yeah."
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« Reply #212 on: September 24, 2018, 10:57:22 PM »


Might I present for your consideration the entire libretto for Lou Reed's I Want To Boogie With You.

Yes, Lou Reed, the poet laureate of New York.

I Want to Boogie With You by Lou Reed

"Hey, pretty baby, don't you think you might give me a chance?
Get it on with me, go downtown for some loving romance?
And I know I ain't nothing, I ain't worth but a thin dime
But if you put your heart in my hands, I'm sure that I could change your mind
I want to boogie with you
Yeah, I want to boogie with you

There's something, baby, on which your parents both agree
And that is that they both have a deep distrust for me
And your best friend Frankie, well I know your best friend Frankie he wants to see me sink
And I don't much blame him for that, he gets so useless after so few drinks
You know, baby, I want to boogie with you
I want to boogie with you

Well, I know your little baby sister, she thinks that I'm a flop
Well, I guess that you know that it's true I spent more time at the bottom than the top
Tell your little sister I know she wants to give me a whirl
But I don't have the time, baby, to wait till she's grown up and she's a woman, not a girl
Don't you know, I want to boogie with you
Hey, I want to boogie with you
I want to boogie with you
I want to boogie with you, yeah boogie with you
Down by the corner
We'll be able to, yeah."

That is very special indeed
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« Reply #213 on: October 09, 2018, 02:37:29 PM »

"Some stupid with a flare gun"

So hilariously odd, that Ohio indie rockers Ass Ponys used it for an LP title.

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