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The Divine Comedy – Commuter Love Lyrics 5 years ago
Is this song an innocent story about a guy who fancies a girl on his train . . . . or is there a darker back story?

"I'm gonna keep it like this. I'm not gonna take any risks . . . . THIS TIME" and then IT progresses to dramatic music.

Has this guy got a history of stalking? Of blurting out his inner most feelings and scaring off women? Or anything worse?

The Jam – Town Called Malice Lyrics 7 years ago
@[jackd36:4502] The answer was that it was the first time that both sides of a Double A Side No. 1 had been played on TOTPs since the Beatles did Day Tripper and We Can Work It Out.

The Jam – Little Boy Soldiers Lyrics 10 years ago
Sorry no. The album was released in 1979, well before the Falklands.

Paul Weller – Time Passes... Lyrics 17 years ago
How true to life is this song? It's exactly how I feel when I think of my ex. Especially this line -

But my mouth went dry
And one word and i'd cry

Paul Weller – You Do Something To Me Lyrics 17 years ago
At last someone has cottoned on to the fact it is about unrequited love. My mate had it played at his wedding and I couldn't believe it.

My ex (who never really liked Weller) used to love it as well, so now I can't bear to listen to it, it hurts too much. Shame really.

The Jam – Down In The Tube Station At Midnight Lyrics 17 years ago
Tony Blackburn refused to give it air play on Radio 1 in the UK because he felt it was too violent to be heard by young impressionable people. Twat!

The Jam – Going Underground Lyrics 17 years ago
I also love the fact that a lot of people who post on here are so young that they weren't around to hear it all first time - but they still get it even now.

What finer tribute could there be to Weller's writing genius?

The Jam – Town Called Malice Lyrics 17 years ago
Does anyone know what was significant about the Jam playing this and Precious on Top Of the Pops?

The Jam – The Bitterest Pill Lyrics 17 years ago
Thsi song was written as a joke to prove that the sort of songs being written by ABC, Duran Duran etc were a piece of cake to write. Which is what Weller did. And it got to No.2 in the UK chart. If it had gotten to No.1, it would've been the longest song title to get to No.1 ever.

The Jam – Thats Entertainment Lyrics 17 years ago
What makes me laugh is when TV uses it to literally mean Entertainment - like playing There's No Business Like Show Business.

Again, like In The Crowd, it's such a good song, Weller still plays it in his solo gigs.

The Jam – Strange Town Lyrics 17 years ago
Speaking as a Londoner who has now moved up north, I can see how inhospitable London is to new comers.

The Jam – Saturdays Kids Lyrics 17 years ago
I don't think it is an indictment - after all it's where he came from and that's what made him who he is today.

The Jam – In the Crowd Lyrics 17 years ago
I've seen comments on here saying they can't believe how few people have accessed Paul Weller's lyrics - I agree with them. But I also think that it is amazing that people who HAVE acessed his lyrics, haven't made comments about this song.

This is such a gem that he continues to play it at his solo gigs.

The Jam – Going Underground Lyrics 17 years ago
So agree with the opening chords commnt. My all timie memory of this song was as a teenager walking along Carnaby Street loking for my mod gear and then hearing the opening chords pounding out so loud from a record shop. Still makes the hair stand up on my neck when I hear it now.

The Jam – Fly Lyrics 17 years ago
I love these lines

I want us to be like Peter Pan
But dreams it seems are weightless as sand
And man's supposedly is made of sand
It seems that man cannot survive at all

Such logic in a poetic way - pure genius

The Jam – English Rose Lyrics 17 years ago
I love to play this to those who think they know Paul Weller's type of music from what they've heard on the radio. When they hear this they're amazed it's by him.

The lyrics were also used in a play on TV about a year or two ago. Can't remember what it was called, but the female character read them out to a small audience in a field. When I told my (then) girlfriend that Paul Weller wrote those words, she thought I was joking.

The Jam – Wasteland Lyrics 17 years ago
Oh boy, I never knew this site existed until last night when I was listening to The Jam Extras and wondered what the lyrics to Pity Poor Alfie were. So I surfed the net and found this little paradise where not only can I get the lyrics, but I can also interact with like minded Paul Weller fans.

As for this song, well it's a classic. I used it as an example of a poem when I was at school.

"We’ll smile but only for seconds
For to be caught smiling is to acknowledge life
A brave but useless show of compassion
And that is forbidden in this drab and colorless world"

Pure poetry.

The Jam – The Eton Rifles Lyrics 17 years ago
I thought is was meant to be about when he got beaten up in a pub by some rugby players(????)

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