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The Style Council – A Stones Throw Away Lyrics 12 years ago
Powerful lyrics, definitely a response to the miners situation at the time, refering no doubt to the police waving their batons

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Franz Ferdinand – Twilight Omens Lyrics 12 years ago
Loved that calculator lyric especially. Bit of an old joke from school really, but type 5318008 into your caculator 'n turn it upside down... 'nuff said.

Made me smile anyway...

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Paul Weller – All The Pictures On The Wall Lyrics 12 years ago
Anyone's who's loved and seen it slip away slowly and painfully will relate to this. I certainly can, but they are pretty raw memories for me as I speak.

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Paul Weller – The Changingman Lyrics 12 years ago
Bit on teh personal side, but just thought I'd add that I heard this song on shuffle at the time I split up from my girlfriend. It was of course one of those times where the temptation's there to try and ring up to fix what went wrong, even though I surely knew deep down that it wouldn't work whichever way you look at it.

This is kind of a different interpretation, but it was sort of telling me that there's a life beyond what I had, and that it'll be different, better and it's just what I was looking for anyway. It gave me a clear-cut direction at a very confusing time.
I knew it was something that i wanted, that it was only the inital shock of what ahd happened that was causing any confusion I guess.

Mind you Weller himself was splitting up from DC Lee when he wrote this though eh?

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The Jam – Private Hell Lyrics 12 years ago
But thinking a bit more about this song, it seems to describe a sort of slipping into a kind of depression, when you feel you've lost your purpose in life and that any hopes and dreams are slipping away, to give a more general interpretation.

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Paul Weller – Wild Wood Lyrics 12 years ago
Just to add... "day by day - your world fades away..." reminds me of his old Jam song 'Private Hell' but somewhat in a nutshell

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Paul Weller – Wild Wood Lyrics 12 years ago
^^^Which is what I like about this song, as I do a lot of Weller's other works. There's sometimes more than one workable interpretation.

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Paul Weller – Porcelain Gods Lyrics 12 years ago
Weller said this was about egos and paranoia. I think the metaphor of the 'porcelain god' shattering obviosuly alludes to weakness of one's character when all turns sour.

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Lily Allen – The Fear Lyrics 12 years ago
Obviously a commentry on materialism, fame, celebrity culture, that sort of thing. Never noticed the tabloid references though!

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Paul Weller – A Bullet For Everyone Lyrics 12 years ago
*firefighters, that is.

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Paul Weller – A Bullet For Everyone Lyrics 12 years ago
Pretty self-explanatory, especaily when you consider the ongoing Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

For me the crux seems to be "They say there's no provisions.....", well, with the news constantly telling us how flawed the health service is, it seems the government are far quicker to invest in a war. I seem to remember the fifefights striking around the start of the Iraq war too....

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The Jam – Tales From The Riverbank Lyrics 12 years ago
About how life does indeed become more complicated as you grow up, and one's desires to revisit that youth now and again.

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The Jam – To Be Someone (Didn't We Have A Nice Time) Lyrics 12 years ago
Surely anyone entering Big Brother aught to check these lyrics out first, eh?

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The Jam – Disguises Lyrics 12 years ago
Old Who cover.... brings to mind a relationship slowly fading and breaking down for me.

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The Beatles – In My Life Lyrics 12 years ago
Like this song. To me, it's obviously about reflection.... all the people I've know, old friends, lovers, old memories, but I like the twist of 'moving onwards with life', i.e; "Of all these friends and lovers / there is no one compares to you..."

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The Jam – In the Crowd Lyrics 12 years ago
On one level, it makes me think of my background, where I grew up, my surroundings, the people around me,a nd how I always wanted a little bit more than a job behind a till doing what everyone else did, becoming nothing.
I don't mean this in a snobbish kind of way, it's just me being dissatisfied with the monatarism I saw in a way.

Another thing is the verse "I fall into a trance at the supermarket..." is this people being lemmings, taken in by all the advertising and whatever the media/newspaper tell them without thinking for themselves. The amount of times I've noticed that in people..... it's quite scary really.

All in all, I think it's about losing your identity to the system.

One of my favourite songs.

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The Jam – David Watts Lyrics 12 years ago
There's always a David Watts at school.......

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The Jam – Away From The Numbers Lyrics 12 years ago
TO be a bit more serious, it's basically about individuality and 'finding yourself'. Which I think is farily obvious anyway.

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The Jam – Beat Surrender Lyrics 12 years ago
What's wrong? I like this song. There's horns and all that, but let's face it, Weller was diversifying as we all know.

It was a nice farewell from The jam, kind of dancing whiel tears are flooding from your eyes. Might make a half-decent funeral song I wonder...?

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The Jam – A Bomb In Wardour Street Lyrics 12 years ago
Well if that's true, it's a genius metaphor for the aformantioned violence in the punk years.

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Paul Weller – Time Passes... Lyrics 13 years ago
Those lyrics are true. Way I see it; "And forever more I'll be on your side for sure..." I think old partners always have a place in your heart, in particular your first love.

The whole song rings true to me though. Certainly makes me think of my ex too.

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Paul Weller – You Do Something To Me Lyrics 13 years ago
Reminds me of my last relationship. Despite it not being a heathy one, I still had trouble breaking out of it. "You do something wonderful - then chase it all away" definitely resonates if someone's playing hot and cold with you.

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The Jam – Funeral Pyre Lyrics 13 years ago
A nice dose of anti-Thatcherism.

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The Jam – Absolute Beginners Lyrics 13 years ago
Like this song. Always inspires me, which I think is the intention of it. Well, it gave me the courage to ask a girl out.... then she asked me out anyway!

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The Jam – Thats Entertainment Lyrics 13 years ago
Takes me back to being out of work with nothing to do. Takes me back to my childhood too, parents struggling for money, can't afford to do much other than look out of the window in my rough part of Bradford.

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Paul Weller – Cold Moments Lyrics 13 years ago
Sounds like a situation I've been in...

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Paul Weller – Brand New Start Lyrics 13 years ago
Very inspirational. Always useful when I lose a job, brek up wiht a partner, or any of those other situations where life seems like it's pretty much over.

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The Jam – The Bitterest Pill Lyrics 13 years ago
Probably because despite the suppsoed irony, he did a far better effort than the likes of ABC...

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The Courteeners – What Took You So Long? Lyrics 13 years ago
As Fray said, its about those people who lazily spend their time in their bedroom on their computers as opposed to going out and, say, seeing live music.

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The Kinks – Situation Vacant Lyrics 13 years ago
Is about mothers-in-law never being satisfied?

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The Jam – All Mod Cons Lyrics 13 years ago
Weller's short and to the point blast at false friends and record execs. Like how it's got some sort of stuttering structure, very angry tune.

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The Jam – English Rose Lyrics 13 years ago
On one level, like some sort of love letter to his girlfriend at the time as he was missing her while he was in America. On the other hand, he was missing England too....

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The Jam – Set the House Ablaze Lyrics 13 years ago
It was about NF indocrination. Probably still some relevance, with the BNP now around.

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The Jam – Dream Time Lyrics 13 years ago
Weller said this was about paranoia.

I'd say paranoia about pre-packaged lifestyles, capitalism perhaps. (I'm so scared dear/My love comes in frozen packs/Bought in a supermarket)

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The Jam – Wasteland Lyrics 13 years ago
Reminds me of the area of Bradford where I grew up. I used to live in a terrace and just at the end of our road were a load of high-rises, or 'monolith monstrocities councils call homes' as Weller describes them.

The song I think was part of Weller's original concept for the Setting Sons lp, this being two friends meeting after the war and reflecting on thier lives having fallen apart.

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The Style Council – You're The Best Thing Lyrics 13 years ago
Maybe, or perhaps just another interpretation. Weller has a kack for multillayered lyrics. That does make sense though!

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The Style Council – Long Hot Summer Lyrics 13 years ago
That opening couplet.... so true. They always say a walk helps... but sometimes it's just not enough, is it?

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John Lennon – Imagine Lyrics 13 years ago
Socialist, unattainable, whatever.... he does acknowledge that you may think he's just a dreamer.

I didn't think much of this tune when I first heard it as a kid, but when I took the time to see the message, I couldn't fault the sentiment at all. A lot of wars are founded on the basis of religion, so i instantly got that,
As for possesions.... well I doubt any of us'd want to go without, but the whole greed of capitalism.... no thanks.

His vision seems like a distant dream.... which is a shame really.

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The Jam – The Modern World Lyrics 13 years ago
an adolescent two-fingered salute to the powers that be or anyone else who thinks they know better. Need I say more?

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The Jam – Burning Sky Lyrics 13 years ago
Obviously a letter from a man now sucessful in business written to his old 'idealist' mate, only too happy to dismiss the past, which i'm sure is a common thing really.

It reminds me of a few old friends actually, and in a small dose, maybe even myself. The line "'it wouldn't be teh same'cause we've all grown up and got our own lives..." is pretty spot on, and "there's no time for dreams when commerce calls" sums up the idea of losing your ideals once the utility bills begin to hit the doormat.

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The Style Council – All Gone Away Lyrics 13 years ago
the effects of thatcherism, of course.

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The Jam – Strange Town Lyrics 13 years ago
Sums up the feelings of anyone going into/moving to a new place. The whole sense of isolation and how everything seems alien to you, and how oyu seem alien to those around you.

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The Jam – Girl On The Phone Lyrics 13 years ago
Weller said it came from a Roy Lichtenstein painting, but any lad who's found themselves with a girl phoning them all the time can relate to this.

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The Jam – A Bomb In Wardour Street Lyrics 13 years ago
They say you had to be there, but the lyrics give me a good enough picture of the violence around then.

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The Jam – Down In The Tube Station At Midnight Lyrics 13 years ago
Blackburn compaining of punks singing about violence. They were actually denouncing it in this tune. Some people are so ignorant, eh?

Don't ahve to explain the meaning, do I? The ENding "The last I saw as I lay there on the floor...." I find especially haunting.

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The Jam – Going Underground Lyrics 13 years ago
when I first heard thi,s it made quite an impact, like nothing else I'd heard. Mind you, I was a disillusioned teenageer, bored one afternoon, when this came up on a music channel. Now I'm just a slightly disiallutioned twenty-something!

But yep, it's about not being happy with the goverment, society, and Weller seems to blame the general population to some degree "And the public gets what the public wants..."

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The Enemy – This Song Lyrics 13 years ago
Typiucally reflecting urban decay really, especially amongst youth.

To me, it's like a sequel to The Jam's Saturday's Kids, but much bleaker.

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The Enemy – We'll Live And Die In These Towns Lyrics 13 years ago
It is like a new That's Entertainment, with a hint of Going Underground.

Meaning's fairly obvious. perfectly describes Britain post Thatcherism.

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The Enemy – You're Not Alone Lyrics 13 years ago
The Peugeot factory down there shut down recently but the lyrics do relate to what's been going on since Mrs Thatcher first came to power.

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The Jam – The Place I Love Lyrics 13 years ago
Weller mmntioned this in an interview (MoJO, May 08) when he was talking about his affection for the countryside. I think the most obvious clue to that is "The place I love is nowhere near here, not within a yard of those trendo do's" and the beautiful moss and clourful flowers.

The sound alone makes me imagine a sunny day in the sticks. Don';t know why, it just does.

But yeah, perhaps also about a safe place in the back of your mind where it seems no one can hurt you. I think in the third verse there's a bit of a nod to imaginary friends too, who 'pcik you up' in contrast to the rather cynical real world.

That 'safe place' could certainly be one's memories of the countryside anyway!

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