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The Beatles – Dear Prudence Lyrics 13 years ago
yeah .... beautiful song, and kind of gentle in it's prodding. A little more empathetic but the same theme as Dylan's Cinderella (Desolation Row)

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Blue Öyster Cult – The Red And The Black Lyrics 13 years ago
Two words about cover versions .... Michael Bolton

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Led Zeppelin – Bron-Yr-Aur Lyrics 13 years ago
On the "Desert Island Album Side" - side 3 of Physical Graffitti

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Pixies – Something Against You Lyrics 13 years ago
Fist time I ever heard this was the Monday show at the Hammerstein Ballroom (NYC) - I was ASSAULTED by the power and brevity. Didn't even know there WAS words until just now ,,,

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Pixies – Ana Lyrics 13 years ago
Maybe my all around favorite Pixies song (next to Is She Weird). So simple and yet so expressive (and encompassing of their surf influences) - like a Japanese painting.

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The Velvet Underground – Sister Ray Lyrics 13 years ago
Lou Reed might as well be singing the phone book - I think that the music is really the focal point. I read a LR interview where he described the recording session and how he, Sterl, and John had this one-up thing going on with volume. Rumor has it that the Jefferson Airplane (recording next door) got real bummed out by the end. Nice work, I say :-)

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Ramones – Do You Remember Rock'n'roll Radio? Lyrics 13 years ago
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Ramones – Do You Remember Rock'n'roll Radio? Lyrics 13 years ago
I, for one, remember ...

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Elliott Smith – Tomorrow Tomorrow Lyrics 13 years ago
"I got static in my head / The reflected sound of everything" ... classic. Very New York.

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Elliott Smith – Punch and Judy Lyrics 13 years ago
Don't miss the point, folks - WHEREVER the puppets came from, the fact that they attack each other is unassailable. Now, back to the song (remember the song?) ... the couple is so self-absorbed that they think everyone else is just as interested in their drama as they are. Kind of like us :-)

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Elliott Smith – Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands Lyrics 13 years ago
my gosh what a brilliant picture, though ... don't doctors write their observations on patient charts? if elliott sees the therapy as counterproductive, wouldn't the words written be poison?

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Elliott Smith – Sweet Adeline Lyrics 13 years ago
Is it just me, or is there a connection between this song and the movie "Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind"? Consider ... (a) main character Clementine, (b) about erasing memories, (c) waiting for sedation to disconnect my head - Jim Carey takes the pills the night that Mark Ruffalo is to finish erasing his memory. Any thoughts?

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Jane's Addiction – Jane Says Lyrics 13 years ago
Jane is not a person. Jane = Heroin. See "Sweet Jane" (Velvet Underground) - rock music is subversive, remember?

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The Velvet Underground – Sweet Jane Lyrics 13 years ago
It's about heroin again kids. Jane = H. The bank's money goes out through the clerks. Even the everyman is doing it - Lou Reed's reflection on the hypocracy of the middle class (see "Mother's Little Helper"). Perfectly subversive. See Jane's Addiction "Jane Says" for Jack & Jane's child.

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The Velvet Underground – Stephanie Says Lyrics 13 years ago
Some songs can be interpreted word by word, some by the overall mood or feel. To me this song is more the latter. It gives me a feeling of disconnection, aloofness, resignation ... like much VU, I believe it is meant merely as a reflection.

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Ramones – Sheena Is a Punk Rocker Lyrics 13 years ago
"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar" Sigmund Freud

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Ramones – Sitting In My Room Lyrics 13 years ago
The song that made me realize that I was not the only kid stuck in his room wondering if there was anything else in life. Joey Ramone was the voice of the outcast. RIP.

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Deerhoof – Milk Man Lyrics 13 years ago
I think that these folks rock! High concept or low fi, they just have the right mix of avant garde and grind.

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Van Morrison – Have I Told You Lately Lyrics 13 years ago
Just a reminder that this was a Van Mo song before Rod Stewart ruined it forever.

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Van Morrison – Saint Dominic's Preview Lyrics 13 years ago
I always read the last verse as "I used to be hip, and do it, with the jet set ..." It seemed to fit in much better with the theme of dissolusionment with the trappings of stardom (and the eternal reaching for the Creator)

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Van Morrison – Listen To The Lion Lyrics 13 years ago
Oh, Yes, Johnny .... I agree that this is one of the great songs. A song of courage, a song of hope, a song of trusting your gut. Never travel far without it.

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The Residents – Birthday Boy Lyrics 13 years ago
The song that launched a thousand trips ....

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The Residents – Elvis And His Boss Lyrics 13 years ago
The single greatest rock and roll song ever recorded. Like Howlin Wolf at the height of his craft, the Rezies distill down experience to a few poetic sound pictures. "Johnny B Goode" taken to it's minimalist extreme. Brilliant!

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Blue Öyster Cult – The Red And The Black Lyrics 13 years ago
Saw Mike Watt and Secondmen do this live - sad to say that BOC had nothing on their version.

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Elliott Smith – Bottle Up and Explode Lyrics 13 years ago
Close, but ... bottle up and explode is a picture of what happens when someone buries emotional energy in hopes that it will resolve itself. It doesn't, instead it comes out in explosions. Absolutely brilliant picture of this - when I heard it, I literally saw my ex-wife in the song. True! RIP ES

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Pink Floyd – High Hopes Lyrics 15 years ago
"Life left me green and dying, though I sang in my chains like the sea" (Dylan Thomas) - another great lyric about the slow realization of the loss of gilded youth.

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Radiohead – Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box Lyrics 15 years ago
The image is the uptown A train any weekday between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM. The oft repeated metaphor of the lab rat in the maze of corporate / consumer culture. Would I chose to take the A train to work each morning unless I had to? Probebly not.

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Elliott Smith – Punch and Judy Lyrics 15 years ago
Punch and Judy was a television show in the early days of TV. They were two puppets that beat each other up constantly. This song draws a parallel between the TV characters and two people in a relationship that is obviously hurtful and sad to watch. These two were friends, and friend with the songwriter, and it used to be like a happy family. When the relationship started, and quickly deteriorated, it put an uncomfotable vibe on the crowd of friends. These two only see themselves, however, and feel a sort of familiarity and comfort in the pain that they inflict on each other. Once more, they repeat the same behaviours over and over unconsciously. Really poinent, and sad, commentary.

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Radiohead – Optimistic Lyrics 15 years ago
Like so much of Radiohead's music, clearly this song is a reaction to corporate culture. Since these guys went to Oxford, they probebly had a lot of exposure to their peers' aspirations, ambitions, and conformities. Clearly, a nod to Orwell as well as Pink Floyd. P.S. please don't post how much you like a band - obviously you like them or you wouldn't be posting to their song!

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