Don't Bring Me Down song meanings
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    General CommentThis song has a sound totally unique to itself. Great beat, combined with powerful phrases make it one of my favorites. A guy is done with a girl who could care less about him. Now he is walking out.
    Ander Knighton December 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentA common mondegreen in the song is the perception that, following the title line, Jeff Lynne shouts "Bruce!" . However, according to liner notes, he is actually saying a made-up word "Groos". This is similar to a German word for "greeting", Gruß possibly referring to the Bavarian greeting Grüß Gott the group would have heard while recording the album in Munich. However, after the song's release, so many people had misinterpreted the word as Bruce that the band actually changed the lyrics and began to sing the word as Bruce.

    The song is dedicated to the NASA Skylab space station, which reentered the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean and Western Australia on July 11, 1979.
    cyberiouseon February 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYes, "grroosss" is the actual word (taken straight off the lyric sheet). Jeff Lynne says it's just a word he made up, although Mack (the German engineer who worked on this album) noted that it sounded kind of like the German word for "good morning." Most folks think it sounds like they're singing "Bruce;" for that reason, when the song is performed these days, Jeff will sing "Bruce" instead.
    Kenobi65on June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentELO rocks, Showdown is a Kick A song too
    mixmastrmatton August 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought it was I know. Great song.
    allenegirlon May 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is brilliant.

    ELO, top feel-good music.
    robbro7on May 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlol, bruce too
    SwoopSwoop_RockRocon July 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was my first favorite ELO song (although, I also grew to love "Telephone Line" and "Sweet Talkin' Woman").
    Major Valoron September 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song, really great music!
    DAVIDINTELon October 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always thought that the mysterious word was either "ruse" or "ruth" or something like that. Anyway, it's a great song by a great band.
    YamaBamaon January 03, 2007   Link

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