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The Soft Machine – Lullabye Letter Lyrics 4 years ago
I've got lights in my brain - such a psychedelic verse! Same style of "My head is a nightclub (...) get out of my dream!"
You will be missed, Kevin

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Kevin Ayers – Why Are We Sleeping? Lyrics 4 years ago
A psychedelic song with some philosophy behind it. It's all about G.I.Gurdjieff's idea that people ordinarily live in a state referred to as "waking sleep", while higher levels of being are possible.

Kevin explains, in a French interview from 1970:
"It is important to have ideas in order to be awaken, that's all. Because if you don't have ideas, you sleep. If you sleep, you're dead" 

Kevin would later call Gurdjieff "The person who woke me up"

So you, reading this now or listening to Mike Ratledge's heavy organ, are you you're not asleep?

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Tame Impala – Elephant Lyrics 6 years ago
It's a song about someone with a big ego - someone who feels as big and strong and important as an elephant. Someone without humility.

In our age, that also may mean someone with lots of money, hence the references to Cadillac and collar.

Funny enough, after the lyrics "he is now coming down the stairs", you can hear a noisy, "fat" descending sound (at 1:07 and again at 2:42), sounding like a theme from Money, by Pink Floyd (a song with lyrics related to these).

I love the way they use distorted, clumsy sounds to represent musically that kind of character. That's synesthesia.

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Arctic Monkeys – Love Is a Laserquest Lyrics 6 years ago
Beautiful love song with some psychedelic images in it:
"I've tried to ask you this in some daydreams that I've had" He's tripping with serious goals: communication, self-knowledge, etc
"But you're always busy being make-believe" The other person is getting stoned just for fun
"And do you look into the mirror to remind yourself you're there" mirrors are extremely psychedelic, i.e. Alice through the looking glass.
"I can't find anywhere to hide" LSD makes you vulnerable, you can't hide, you can't lie. Look for example at Dance Little Liar.
"rings around my eyes" if you trip you won't sleep

So it can be at the same time about love AND about drugs... If you kids can't accept it, worse for you.

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Arctic Monkeys – Potion Approaching Lyrics 6 years ago
Rock stars doing drugs? Now THAT would be a surprise ;)

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Arctic Monkeys – Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair Lyrics 6 years ago
"Then what sort of ridiculous things can you do that are probably more dangerous than if you just sat down?"

When Alex sings "Don't sit down", it has the same meaning as "Suck it and see". Don't just keep up with what you're used to. Don't keep singing the songs from their first album, get to know the new ones and learn to love them.

Unlike other bands, Arctic Monkeys don't want to be touring their old hits forever. So it's beautiful when they begin their concerts with this one :)

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Arctic Monkeys – Suck It and See Lyrics 6 years ago
Suck it and see... as opposed to thinking about whether it's good/bad, right/wrong ahead of time.

That's probably Alex's behaviour towards new experiences, people and/or drugs...

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Arctic Monkeys – The Jeweller's Hands Lyrics 6 years ago
There's hardly anything as meaningful and deep as a night time trip, though.

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Arctic Monkeys – The Jeweller's Hands Lyrics 7 years ago
You just said Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles (Magical Mystery Tour), Jim Morrison are dumb.

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Bacamarte – Ultimo Entardecer Lyrics 12 years ago
hey, inpraiseoffolly, may I have your e-mail? I've been interested by some opinions you showed on this site and on progarchives, and would really like to talk to you.
My e-mail is evandroevandro@gmail.com.
please...
Oh, and being a portuguese speaker I´d really like to tell you what those lyrics are about

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Bacamarte – Smog Alado Lyrics 12 years ago
The verses are all together, with no space between them... how can I mend it?

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Camel – Mystic Queen Lyrics 12 years ago
Very LSD stuff... I don't like the lyrics very much, there are some better nonsense lyrics, by Yes, and also by Camel, like the great Freefall

Instrumentally, it recalls me Pink Floyd a lot.

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Bacamarte – Smog Alado Lyrics 12 years ago
hey, inpraiseoffolly, may I have your e-mail? I've been interested by some opinions you showed on this site and on progarchives, and would really like to talk to you.
My e-mail is evandroevandro@gmail.com.
please...

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Camel – Rhayader Goes To Town Lyrics 12 years ago
And it it... the above is probably a description featured on the LP (not mine, though), or in the book that inspired the piece. And hey, inpraiseoffolly, may I have your e-mail? I've been interested by some opinions you showed on this site and on progarchives, and would really like to talk to you.
My e-mail is evandroevandro@gmail.com.
please...

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Camel – Highways Of The Sun Lyrics 12 years ago
Very shallow prog-pop song, but still enjoyable. Don't think much about melody or lyrics, just have fun!

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Camel – Tell Me Lyrics 12 years ago
‘Tell Me’ is an introspective ballad that shows Bardens and Latimer’s to create simple beautiful melodies and enrich them with effective ornaments on synth and woodwind – the way that Collins’ bass clarinet complements Latimer’s flute lines is simply mesmerizing. By the way, does anybody know that this ballad is not a love song but a suggestion for all punk rockers to start saying something really meaningful through music instead of cursing at random and for no reason? Go figure.

(I've quoted César Inca Mendoza Loyola, a reviewer from www.progarchives.com)

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Yes – Tempus Fugit Lyrics 12 years ago
This song is SOO dynamic! I love Jon, but his leaving the band opened space for great changes...
Squire's feeling is fantastic, most rock listeners cannot imagine that a bass guitar can be so exciting!

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Yes – Close to the Edge Lyrics 12 years ago
Yes, inpraiseoffolly, you're wright, and in these 4 months since my last review I've been understanding these song more, more and more. Nowadays, it is my favourite piece of lyrics, and I see many wonderful things in this song about the seek for enlightment, wholeness and plenitude. Of course I don't necessarily see it exactly as Jon Anderson meant, but it's the most marvelous thing about Yes lyrics: they're so vague that the way you regard depends equally on the lyrics themselves and on you.

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Genesis – Watcher Of The Skies Lyrics 12 years ago
The Lyrics are about an ET that comes to earth and finds only lizards, because the human being has arruined itself.

And the tima signature is not remarkable, but the way the bass makes it have 6 beats is very, very original and strange, because you wouldn´t expect it to have the last 2 beats, it would be more natural in 4/4.
This is very similar to Appocalypse in 9/8, where a riff that would be quite normal in 8/8 becomes the most absurd thing, with the extra beat.

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Camel – Lady Fantasy: Encounter - Smiles For You - Lady Fantasy Lyrics 12 years ago
When a pop band wants to sing a love song, they write something like "You´re pretty" or "My baby, I can´t live without you".
When a progressive band composes a love song, it has this lisergic and crazy distance, admiration and profund love, expressed so well here.
"Saw you sitting on a sunbeam, in the middle of my daydream", isn´t it more romantic than "You´re beautiful"?

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Camel – Nimrodel - The Procession - The White Rider Lyrics 12 years ago
This song divided in 3 parts is about The Lord of the Rings. Nimrodel is an instrumental description of the placid and beautiful river. The Procession is similar, about the many processions in the story. Finally, The White Rider is a marvelous song about the indescriptible Gandalf, with some of the best lyrics wrote by Camel.

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Yes – Close to the Edge Lyrics 12 years ago
Frankly, I think these lyrics don´t mean anything at all. Jon Anderson just chose words that fit well together(and he chose them VERY well!), and sat some points said some interesting things.

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Camel – Air Born Lyrics 12 years ago
These lyrics are VERY beautiful. They are about someone who´s in the skies, and describe it very well. The music fits perfectly with the lyrics, with that flute I really feel as if I were in heaven.

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Yes – Perpetual Change Lyrics 12 years ago
Jon Anderson is a prophet... I don´t understand the meaning of perpetual change, but that doesn´t mean I don´t love these lyrics. You´ll see perpetual change! It´s so wonderful that it just doesn´t need to heve meanings... And this song represents a perpetual change in their style, leaving the simpler compositions, and starting to make marvelous epics.

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Yes – Astral Traveller Lyrics 12 years ago
This is a jeuel lost in Time and a Word, a very underrated album. It´s about an astral traveller, but as in most Yes´ lyrics, Anderson forgets the subject sometimes, and just says beautiful words that fit well together. And I really like it.

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