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Kid Rock – Bawitdaba Lyrics 16 years ago
You can take the Kid Rock out of the trailer park, but you can't take the trailer park out of him

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Kid Rock – Feel Like Makin' Love (Bad Company cover) Lyrics 16 years ago
You can take the Kid Roc out of the trailer park, but you can't take the trailer park out of him. Too bad he tried to ruin BC.

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The Beatles – Love Me Do Lyrics 16 years ago
Well that song came out after they chose they're name. But The Stones were influenced a lot by Robert Zimmerman in their album Beggars Banquet. Sympathy for the Devil was them trying to be like Dylan in a way. I think Jigsaw Puzzle sounds like him too.

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Led Zeppelin – House of the Rising Sun (The Animals cover) Lyrics 16 years ago
This song actually was about a whore house, but they switched it to gambling. Leadbelly's version of this trad. was the first popular one.

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The Rolling Stones – Child of the Moon Lyrics 16 years ago
Wish I had it.

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Led Zeppelin – Baby Come on Home Lyrics 16 years ago
Thank you,
It's really hard to have all the albums but miss about three songs because you don't have the box set.

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The Yardbirds – A Certain Girl Lyrics 16 years ago
If you really liked Led Zeppelin you'd know they didn't like the term heavy metal

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The Knack – My Sharona Lyrics 16 years ago
Thanks Homer.

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The Rolling Stones – Shine A Light Lyrics 16 years ago
Beautiful Song. Underated.

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Sublime – Jailhouse Lyrics 16 years ago
Makes me think of life....you know? When everything is in harmony and all the little daughters wanna be....you know? Just life, I guess. This song....it just creates something in the air.

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Led Zeppelin – In the Evening Lyrics 16 years ago
I like how it sounds like the guitar just crashes into it and explodes. Like it was trapped and then blew out of the cage and started going. How'd they do it?

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The Rolling Stones – Tumbling Dice Lyrics 16 years ago
Reminds me of life when I hear it. You know? Life? Some somes just make you have these feelings...I don't know how to explain it. It's like rolling down the highway with no place to go and nothing matters, I guess.

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The Rolling Stones – Under My Thumb Lyrics 16 years ago
I think it's how a relationship that was....oh, you know. It's not sexist, just that she wants him now that ....well. I'm lazy. Everyone has their own ideas, so yeah, good song.

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The Rolling Stones – Not Fade Away Lyrics 16 years ago
I noticed that also about N.I.B. This is a great song. Something about Bo Diddly (?) rythm?

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The Rolling Stones – Dear Doctor Lyrics 16 years ago
True, 68-72, Beggars to Exiles. It was a great time for them.

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The Beatles – Love Me Do Lyrics 16 years ago
Well, Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield ) was a bluesman who was famous for Chicago Blues, and he got his inspiration from Robert Johnson, do you know who that is? He (Waters) died in the 80's , I think, and did alot of famous songs.
Sorry I was kind of mean on my last post. Oh, and sorry, I don't if he played on it. I don't think so, because they would of listed it. And the Beatles didn't stick to thier blues roots like the Stones, (who played with Muddy Waters). So I don't think they knew Muddy Waters as well. Did you know Muddy Waters is how the Stones got their name?

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Led Zeppelin – The Girl I Love (She Got Long Black Wavy Hair) Lyrics 16 years ago
Got all these albums now, it's great. Yeah, This was based on a blues song with similar title.

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Bachman-Turner Overdrive – You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet Lyrics 16 years ago
They recorded two versions. The second (this one) was made to make fun of his brother Gary(?) or something. But this one was liked more so yeah....

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The Beatles – Love Me Do Lyrics 16 years ago
regular_freak -

You don't know who Muddy Waters is? If it wasn't for him the Beatles would never exist or any of classic rock and roll.

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The Byrds – So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star Lyrics 16 years ago
Making fun of the Monkees.

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Led Zeppelin – Baby Come on Home Lyrics 16 years ago
What Album?

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The Beatles – Let It Be Lyrics 16 years ago
Anyone ever heard of LET IT BLEED? Now that's a song that defines the era of that time.

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T. Rex – Get It On (Bang A Gong) Lyrics 16 years ago
On the US, it's Bang a Gong, because get it on sounded too m uch like sex they thought.

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The Beatles – Hey Jude Lyrics 16 years ago
Taken from http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2005/10/25/EDGU1FCFMG1.DTL
Thanks

The Rolling Stones -- now rolling around the country as sexagenarians -- are the best band in the history of rock music. I submit that this can be proved with mathematical rigor and now propose to do so. Follow this closely.

Sartwell's First Law: The quality of a rock band is inversely proportional to its pretentiousness.

Corollary to Sartwell's First Law: The pretentiousness of a rock band can be expressed as a ratio of its artistic ambition to its artistic accomplishment. For example, on a scale of 1 to 10, the artistic ambition of the band Yes equals 9, its artistic accomplishment 1. This yields a pretentiousness ratio of 9:1, one of the very worst in rock history.

The evaluation of rock music is no longer an impressionistic expression of opinion, but rather a precise, quantitative science. Anyone who disagrees with me from now on is simply irrational.

Some quick applications: The Ramones (1:8) are better than the Talking Heads (7:7). Nirvana (3:9) is exactly as good as Pearl Jam (9:3) is bad. The worst music ever made (literally) is art rock: King Crimson (10:1), for example. Early U2 and early Bruce Springsteen, who took what were fundamentally fairly simple ditties and mounted them with an elaborateness usually reserved for Wagnerian opera, are almost unbelievably overrated.

And finally, the Rolling Stones are much better than the Beatles.

Now admittedly, this Stones versus Beatles thing is decades old. But it rages still through the halls of nursing homes the world over.

Both the Stones and the Beatles started out as interpreters of rhythm and blues. They cleaned up African-American music and sold it to the world, a tried and true commercial strategy for white folks throughout the century, from Benny Goodman to Elvis Presley to Vanilla Ice.

Which brings me to: Sartwell's Second Law: The quality of a rock song varies inversely as the square of its distance from the blues. The bluesier the better.

The world's popular music is African-American music because African-American music is extremely intense and powerful. If you're playing music in a European tonal framework, you're not a rock band at all.

The history of rock is the continuation of the history of the blues, both in the way it is made and in the way it is received (by dancing in bars).

The two laws are connected: When was the last time you saw a pretentious blues band? Rock is a traditional, as opposed to an avant-garde, art form. The authenticity of a work of traditional art is measured by the way it venerates and explores the tradition. The authenticity of a work of avant-garde art is measured by the way it destroys or transcends the past. Avant-garde rockers have profoundly misunderstood their form.

Something awful happened to the Beatles about 30 years ago, something that happens to most young rock musicians who achieve extreme success: They mistook themselves for avant-garde artistes. They made, for example, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, a truly bad album. They lost the blues and, to paraphrase Chuck Berry, started sounding like a symphony, a vapid symphony. They went baroque.

Now that was exactly what the Stones never did (though there was one scary moment: Their Satanic Majesties Request). They have remained, for much longer than anybody else, a knockdown, straight-ahead basic blues and rock band. Mick Jagger never mistook himself for Luciano Pavarotti or T.S. Eliot. Keith Richards never tried to do anything but make great little riffs.

Think about how hard this must have been: You can do anything you want, and instead of making a statement for the ages demonstrating what a profound puppy you really are, you just write another great, simple rock song: "Beast of Burden," say, or "Rock and a Hard Place," or, from their excellent current disk, "Rough Justice.'' When Bach (10:10) made profound statements for the ages, they stuck. When Emerson, Lake and Palmer (10:1) made profound statements for the ages, they were dated before they were released. "Twist and Shout" and other early Beatles songs sound like they were recorded yesterday. But "For the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" sounds like the relic of an extinct, incomprehensible culture.

Everything the Stones have ever done, with the exception of some very early work recorded before they could sing and play competently, holds up beautifully: It's the rock of ages. Albums like "The Rolling Stones, Now!" (1964), "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll" (1974), "Undercover" (1983), and "A Bigger Bang" (2005) all sound perfectly fresh. There's a very simple reason for that: They are excellent examples of Sartwell's laws, completely unpretentious and always undergirded by the blues.

The accomplishment of the Stones never exceeds their grasp; they know exactly what they play well, and they just keep on playing it. Do that successfully for a year and, if you're lucky, you've got a good recording and a concert tour to show for it. Do it for 35 years, and you're the only rockers who ever have.

So there you have it: Perfectly irrefragable proof that if you go see the Stones, you'll be seeing the greatest freaking rock band in history. Anybody got an extra ticket?

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Led Zeppelin – House of the Rising Sun (The Animals cover) Lyrics 16 years ago
No, the Animals made it famous, it's a traditional song, and instead of a gambling house, it was actually about a different kind of a house.

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The Beatles – Baby You're a Rich Man Lyrics 16 years ago
Mick Jagger sang backup on this.

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The Rolling Stones – All Down The Line Lyrics 16 years ago
You just have to really like this band to actually appreciate hidden treasures. And by the way, the Beatles have really plain and simple lyrics.

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The Beatles – Octopus's Garden Lyrics 16 years ago
He always sings about ocreans. JustJokes, I don't know what I'm talking about.

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The Rolling Stones – Miss You Lyrics 16 years ago
Actually, the band think this is R&B.

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The Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Women Lyrics 16 years ago
It's about a prostitute.

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The Rolling Stones – Far Away Eyes Lyrics 16 years ago
Blues? Are you serious? More Country to me, but hey...whatever is your opinion.

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The Rolling Stones – No Expectations Lyrics 16 years ago
You're right. willia05 on 02-12-2005 @ 02:37:23 AM

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The Beatles – Love Me Do Lyrics 16 years ago
This song is so simple and plain, like most of their stuff. So don't dig so deep in to it, he just rhymes words like "do", "true", "you". For some good stuff look up Rolling Stones "No Expectations" and other greats.

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Eddy Grant – Electric Avenue Lyrics 16 years ago
Yeah, a lot of people don't look much into the lyrics.

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Jethro Tull – Acres Wild Lyrics 16 years ago
Beautiful. What album?

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Lou Reed – Walk on the Wild Side Lyrics 16 years ago
This is about transvestites who come to New York City and become prostitutes. "Take a walk on the wild side" is what they say to potential customers.

Each verse introduces a new character. There is Holly, Candy, Little Joe, Sugar Plum Fairy, and Jackie. The characters that are all cronies of the infamous Andy Warhol Factory, as was Lou.

"Little Joe" refers to Joe Dallesandero, who was also one of Andy's kids in the factory. He was in several films by Warhol. Sugar Plum Fairy is the nickname of actor Joe Campbell.

"Holly," "Candy," and "Jackie" are based on Holly Woodlawn, Candy Darling, and Jackie Curtis. They are all real drag queens who appeared in Warhol's 1972 movie Women In Revolt. Woodlawn also appeared in Warhol's 1970 movie Trash, and Curtis was in Warhol's 1968 movie Flesh.

Reed: "I always thought it would be kind of fun to introduce people to characters they maybe hadn't met before, or hadn't wanted to meet."

This was not banned by the notoriously conservative BBC or by many US radio stations because censors did not understand phrases like "giving head." Depending on the regional US market, the song was edited for what we now call political correctness. Reed leads into the female vocalists' "Doo, doo-doo" hook with the words, "And the colored girls say," but some stations played a version that replaced the phrase with, "And the girls all say." In 1972, 3 to 3-1/2 minute songs were still the rule for radio, so this was edited accordingly.

Reed struggled with his sexuality for most of his life. His parents even tried to "cure" his homosexuality.
This came out at a time when audiences were intrigued by cross-dressing and homosexuality in music. "Glam Rock," where the performers wore feminine clothes, was big, and artists like Bowie and Elton John were attracting fans both gay and straight.

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The Doors – Five to One Lyrics 16 years ago
Actually called Five to One, not 5 to 1.

Credits to www.Songfacts.com

" Five to one" was the approximate ratio of whites to blacks, young to old, and non-pot smokers to pot smokers in the US in 1967. Jim Morrison said the lyrics were not political.
Jim Morrison was so drunk when he recorded this song, he needed help from the studio staff on when to begin singing. If you listen closely, you can hear someone in the background say "One more time" before Jim starts his first verse. (thanks, Jeff - wyckoff, NJ)
Morrison got the idea for this while waiting in the audience before performing a concert in 1967.
On bootlegs of live recordings, Morrison included the phrase "f--ked up" in the spoken word section at the end. He swore a lot at live shows, but the studio albums were always curse-free.
Robbie Krieger recorded a version of this with Marilyn Manson for the 2000 Doors tribute album Stoned Immaculate.
In 2000, the surviving members of the Doors taped a VH1 Storytellers episode with guest vocalists filling in for Morrison. Scott Weiland from The Stone Temple Pilots sang on this.
Jay-Z sampled this on his 2000 song "Takeover." The track was produced by Kanye West, who often uses old rock or R&B songs in rap records. "

I like how rap and classic can work together without people bad mouthing it.

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The Doors – Five to One Lyrics 16 years ago
Credit to www.songfacts.com-

" "Five to one" was the approximate ratio of whites to blacks, young to old, and non-pot smokers to pot smokers in the US in 1967. Jim Morrison said the lyrics were not political.
Jim Morrison was so drunk when he recorded this song, he needed help from the studio staff on when to begin singing. If you listen closely, you can hear someone in the background say "One more time" before Jim starts his first verse. (thanks, Jeff - wyckoff, NJ)
Morrison got the idea for this while waiting in the audience before performing a concert in 1967.
On bootlegs of live recordings, Morrison included the phrase "f--ked up" in the spoken word section at the end. He swore a lot at live shows, but the studio albums were always curse-free.
Robbie Krieger recorded a version of this with Marilyn Manson for the 2000 Doors tribute album Stoned Immaculate.
In 2000, the surviving members of the Doors taped a VH1 Storytellers episode with guest vocalists filling in for Morrison. Scott Weiland from The Stone Temple Pilots sang on this.
Jay-Z sampled this on his 2000 song "Takeover." The track was produced by Kanye West, who often uses old rock or R&B songs in rap records."

That's nice how rap and classic can work together without a bunch of people trying to bad mouth it.

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The Who – Trick Of The Light Lyrics 16 years ago
Yep, it's about that.

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Grateful Dead – Friend of the Devil Lyrics 16 years ago
I still think that the devil is no metaphor.

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The Rolling Stones – Summer Romance Lyrics 16 years ago
Album?

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Third Eye Blind – Self Righteous Lyrics 16 years ago
That talking is sucky

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Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends Lyrics 16 years ago
Can he write his own hits?

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Joe Cocker – Feelin' Alright Lyrics 16 years ago
Can he write his own hits?

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The Rolling Stones – Dancing with Mr. D Lyrics 16 years ago
Supposed t be a sequel to S.F.T.D, but taken less seriously.

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Backstreet Boys – Incomplete Lyrics 16 years ago
How is this meaningful? What do a bunch of rich boys have to complain about? (Don't answer, it's a rhetorical question that narrow minded suburbanites shouldn't fret about.)

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The Rolling Stones – When The Whip Comes Down Lyrics 16 years ago
Gay Prostitute

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Eric Clapton – Lay Down Sally Lyrics 16 years ago
Yeah me two, it says he was going for a country feel, but oh its a lot more than that to me.

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The Doors – Peace Frog Lyrics 16 years ago
From www.Songfacts.com -Thanks-

Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger came up with the guitar riff. The lyrics were based on 2 of Jim Morrison's poems, one called "Abortion Stories," which is where the bloody images came from.
This was written in the studio. After Krieger got the guitar riff, they went through Morrison's notebooks and found the poems to create the lyrics. The first lines they got were "She came, she came, she came, just about the break of day."
The lyrics about the Indians refer to an auto accident involving a group of Indians that Morrison's family came across on the highway. Morrison, who was a child at the time, felt that the ghosts of the Indians took up residence in his soul. This scene is portrayed at the beginning of Oliver Stone's movie, The Doors.
The lyric "Blood in the streets of the town of Chicago" refers to the 1968 democratic convention.
The lyric "Blood in the streets of the town of New Haven" refers to Morrison's arrest in New Haven in 1967. Police were called when Morrison was seen getting intimate with a young girl before the show. An officer confronted Morrison, who was arrested on stage after he exposed himself and went on a rant against the police.
This Songfact is a Visual.
Krieger recorded a version with Smashmouth for the 2000 Doors tribute album Stoned Immaculate.
Radio stations usually play this together with "Blue Sunday," which follows it on the album.

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Santana – Oye Como Va Lyrics 16 years ago
Loosly translated-
Listen (oye) How (como) Goes (va)

Listen how it goes.

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