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Thin Lizzy – Cowboy Song Lyrics 3 months ago
@[Rapala46:28556] He's from Ireland.

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Thin Lizzy – Cowboy Song Lyrics 3 months ago
@[Rapala46:28555] He's from Ireland.

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R.E.M. – Wendell Gee Lyrics 11 months ago
sorry for the repeat replies. I'd delete if I could.

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R.E.M. – Wendell Gee Lyrics 11 months ago
@[REMFIELD:25720] is correct, he was a car salesman somewhere between Athens and Atlanta. Mike Mills took liberties with the name and wrote a fictional story around him with this song.

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R.E.M. – Wendell Gee Lyrics 11 months ago
@[REMFIELD:25719] is correct, he was a car salesman somewhere between Athens and Atlanta. Mike Mills took liberties with the name and wrote a fictional story around him with this song.

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R.E.M. – Wendell Gee Lyrics 11 months ago
@[REMFIELD:25718] is correct, he was a car salesman somewhere between Athens and Atlanta. Mike Mills took liberties with the name and wrote a fictional story around him with this song.

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R.E.M. – Everybody Hurts Lyrics 11 months ago
@[TasChiBandGirl:25637] This song was written by the drummer Bill Berry, with the intention of reaching out to people on the verge of suicide. It was (apparently) written about no specific person, hence "everybody". And Stipe was probably the closest member to Cobain, so it seems very unlikely that this was written for him, 2 years before his suicide.

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Kurtis Blow – The Breaks Lyrics 1 year ago
"He said his Cadilac was gold
But he didn't say it was ten years old"
So the problem isn't that he lied about having a gold car, it's that his actual gold car is 10 years old.

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Elvis Costello – Watching the Detectives Lyrics 4 years ago
@[Dave543210:2015] says "And your comment says so much about you, such is its tenuousness! Callousness as consumers, indeed! Ha! Projection, anyone?"
Well, you cun't be too careful on the Internet, with assholes like you ready to pounce on the tiniest thing. Ha! Care to expand on your comment, or better yet, the lyric in question?

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Public Enemy – Fight the Power Lyrics 4 years ago
@[Chinup:2011] Hey I see now that was a misquote: http://www.snopes.com/music/artists/presley1.asp

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Cheap Trick – Southern Girls Lyrics 5 years ago
It was actually inspired by southern Canadian women, and I'm not totally sure, but I get the feeling this is about getting paid for "going south" to save up for some new shoes.

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Serge Gainsbourg – Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus Lyrics 12 years ago
This song is about doin' it.

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The Clash – Robber Dub Lyrics 12 years ago
by dub master Mikey Dread, no less. Awesome.

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The Clash – Mustapha Dance Lyrics 12 years ago
i don't think you get it punker_ken, a remix is about rearranging/adjusting/adding sounds in an interesting way. This is Mick Jones' attempt at being Lee Perry, twiddling the knobs and such. I think he did a pretty good job. The original spirit of the song is there, and bringing up the bongos in the mix is a nice touch.
Perhaps you're too used to hearing the original radio version...give it another listen.

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Judas Priest – The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown) Lyrics 12 years ago
anyone know what a Manalishi is, and why it's wearing a 2-pronged crown?

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T. Rex – Get It On (Bang A Gong) Lyrics 12 years ago
cars - Bolan probably just thought they were cool and sexy.

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Slayer – Angel Of Death Lyrics 13 years ago
SlayerMaggot said:
Metallica's [solos] are drawn out and make the songs longer

any solo by anyone makes a song longer.
I'd bet money that Metallica don't put solos in their songs to make them longer.

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The Replacements – Dose Of Thunder Lyrics 13 years ago
filler song for a filler drug...

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The Replacements – Bastards Of Young Lyrics 13 years ago
At first I thought this was about orphaned children, but on further consideration, it seems more a post-punk anthem about orphans of a generation. "It beats pickin' cotton and waitin' to be forgotten" really parallels to the Replacements attitude of almost boasting about being semi-dropouts and fuck-ups. The sing-a-long beer-in-hand chorus really reenforces that impression that it's okay to be a generation without a future or purpose.
Written before the term "Generation X" caught on, I always thought the line was "ya got no wars to name us", as there were no wars from Vietnam to Desert Storm.

"Young...take it, it's yours..." is a sort of punk reiterance, updated for 1985, "it" being the future, whereas, in 1977, the cry was "no future". Or maybe Westerberg was saying "we're not using it, you can have it".

Under pressure from their label, they reluctantly made a video for Bastards of Young - an unedited shot of a speaker playing the song. Perfect negation for the new video age they so despised.

This song is also one of the many examples of Westerberg's songwriting techniques of making sure the intro and outros of his songs were jarring or at least interesting from the rest of the song, in order for the listener to take notice. I'm constantly amazed how this is done time and again without sounding tacked on in the slightest.

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The Replacements – Androgynous Lyrics 13 years ago
"Tomorrow who's gonna fuss" indicates to me that he couldn't care one way or another, because clearly the answer is "no one". The focus is more on the fact that "they love each other so".

Bob Stinson sometimes wore a dress on stage, if memory serves.

"And tomorrow Dick is wearing pants/And tomorrow Janie's wearing a dress" is saying androgeny is often just a phase of youth, without dismissing it. It's something that's been going on for a long time - taking traits of the other sex - it's not a big deal. It doesn't mean people hate their sex or want to change it, it's just something that people do and enjoy.

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Frankie Smith – Double Dutch Bus Lyrics 13 years ago
I first heard this in a Baskin Robbins when I was 11 or so. Very appropriate as it's really a 5+ minute piece of sonic candy. I was immediately enamored, never heard anything like it. So fun and epically funky, it seems to go on forever but never gets tired. And the interactive/call and response side of it was new to me, not to mention the made-up words. Briliant. My little frozen mind was blown. I had no idea what a Double Dutch bus was, but paid my funky fair and got on. I don't think i heard it for years after that, but could always bring it up anytime I wanted.

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The Replacements – Little Mascara Lyrics 13 years ago
He's gone and left her with the kids.
In the afternoon, when they're napping, she cries...
but the friend/narrator consoles her that she's only losing mascara when she cries - she hasn't lost anything - the guy's a bum.

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The Replacements – Kiss Me On The Bus Lyrics 13 years ago
should be:
On the bus, everyone's lookin' forward
On the bus, I am lookin' forward

my favorite line - he's lookin' forward literally, as well as lookin' forward to kissing her on the bus.
Her reply: "thanks, the lips'll be fine"
harhar.

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The Replacements – Waitress In The Sky Lyrics 13 years ago
yeah, nobody likes that "look at me I'm a flight attendant" attitude...

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Van Halen – Jump! Lyrics 14 years ago
"At least realize that my original intention when commenting on this song was to state that this song WAS INDEED inspired by a situation involving a suicide."
certainly realized.

there's nothing more I can really add really without repeating myself...and I think I actually commented on "Oh Sherrie" already. I'm really not sure why...let's instead head over to Sir Mix-a-Lot and I'll argue that "I like big butts" refers to ciggerettes...

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Bruce Springsteen – Highway Patrolman Lyrics 14 years ago
really sad, great storytelling. I can't really listen to this in public, because the strangest thing happens: water comes out of my eyes, especially on the "taillights disappear" part. Shit, it's happening again...

Johnny Cash does a great (better IMO) version as well.

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Beastie Boys – B-Boy Bouillabaisse Lyrics 14 years ago
"Yea explain to a musician them knew it, but them can't do it"
actually, it's a Bob Marley quote.

more on Paul's Boutique:
http://bboylyr.soopageek.com/

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Fischerspooner – Emerge Lyrics 14 years ago
and you spelled "correlated" wrong...

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Public Enemy – Fight the Power Lyrics 14 years ago
MrLongrove - my mistake, you're right:
http://www.snopes.com/music/artists/presley1.asp

Amazing myths like that stick around that long...

...but i never said Elvis wasn't cool. He was.

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Van Halen – Jump! Lyrics 14 years ago
damn, i should have used quotes instead of italic tags when quoting you...

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Van Halen – Jump! Lyrics 14 years ago
hawkgold:
Explanation: You think as a person that you've had a tough time wtih your life, take a walk in my shoes and see how you like it. Everything isn't as bad as it seems, it could be much worse.

Explanation: Life is always giving you tough choices and siutations. If you can handle them, then you are much better off.

it seems to me these are both very positive, life-affirming explanations/messages. I don't get "dark and insidious" from this.

That is what he thinks the listener of the song is attributing the lyrics to, a happy, rather than "dark and insidious" emotion.

As I said in my first comment, Roth is playing with the phrase "go ahead and jump", and positively twisting around something about suicide. It's a very happy and positive song, juxtaposed with a "dark" subject.

When you said:
deciding that he can't take it anymore and decides to jump to his death.
I took it to mean you thought it was a pro-suicide song. Maybe I was wrong, but you're the one that seems incapable of subjectivity here, assuming that when he says "go ahead and jump", that someone's literally plunging to their death, just because the song's inspiration was a suicide attempt. There's nothing you can tell me to make me believe that Roth didn't know that people wouldn't take this phrase in a positive way. That was his entire point - it's just a clever little play on words. It's really not that fucking deep of a song.

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Journey – Oh Sherrie Lyrics 14 years ago
okay wklt975, let's exchange information and arrange for your beating...
: )

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The New Pornographers – Letter from an Occupant Lyrics 14 years ago
so enlighten us, Moses...

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The Rolling Stones – Sympathy for the Devil Lyrics 14 years ago
cheesedickpants - no one gives a fuck about your predictable classic rock list. jeez.

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Van Halen – Jump! Lyrics 14 years ago
Hawkgold, you've explained nothing about what is so dark and insidious about the two lines you used as an example. They're very positive lines, any way you read it. Roth has explained this song time and time again.

From http://www.vhlinks.com/pages/interviews/dlr/rv0784.php

LR: Were you surprised that you had a #1 single with "Jump"?

David Lee Roth: "Jump" is a song that we wrote for several different reasons, primarily because it is leap year and secondly, because I was watching television one night and it was the five o'clock news and there was a fellow standing on top of the Arco Towers in Los Angeles and he was about to check out early, he was going to do the 33 stories drop - and there was a whole crowd of people in the parking lot downstairs yelling "Don't jump, don't jump" and I thought to myself, "Jump." So, I wrote it down and ultimately it made in onto the record, although in a much more positive vein. It's easy to translate it the way you hear it on the record as a "go for it" attitude, positive sort of affair - I jog, therefore, I am, approach.

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Public Enemy – Fight the Power Lyrics 14 years ago
"The only thing black people can do for me is shine my shoes and buy my music" - Elvis Presley.
Yeah, Elvis wasn't racist...he was just a southern gentleman.

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Devo – Freedom Of Choice Lyrics 14 years ago
oh shit, you're right, Freedom of Choice is the one with the skateboarders??

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Devo – Freedom Of Choice Lyrics 14 years ago
oh shit, you're right, Freedom of Choice is the one with the skateboarders??

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The Beach Boys – Kokomo Lyrics 14 years ago
If Brian Wilson were dead, he'd be spinning over in his grave at this one.
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
pa-lease...possibly the worst pop lyrics ever. And the melody is atrocious. John Stamos on congos/in the control room??? Yeah!
I think every 6 year old in America likes this song...
Worst. Beach. Boys. Song. Ever.

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The Magnetic Fields – The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side Lyrics 14 years ago
I love this song, but I wish the production wasn't so tinny. More bass! I'm not talking hip-hop bass, just a little balance. And that squelchy synth percussion hit gets annoying, especially if you listen on headphones or very loud.
Some background female vocals would be great...ah screw it, I should just record a cover.
Can anyone nail that last held note? I can't.

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Sweet – Ballroom Blitz Lyrics 14 years ago
alright BeatleAnt, unless you were <4 at the time this came out, I think I may have found someone older than me on this site...thanks!

this breakdown (blitz...blitz...blitz...blitz...) is so effin' cool, setting precidence for many to come.

so it's probably a pre-mosh pit thing, describing all of the colorful characters at a glam show, with the kids just rushing the stage, freaking out.

originators of punk rock
wow, that's really stretching it, they were really just a pop band cashing in on the glam thing. Don't get me wrong, I adore Sweet, but I leave the punk influence to The Stooges, Bowie and the Ramones. Although I guess technically, you'd have to be right...

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Sweet – Fox On The Run Lyrics 14 years ago
it's either a plastic surgery victim ("You looked all right before"), a newbie transvestite ("Okay - you think you got a pretty face/But the rest of you is out of place "), or a washed-up groupie ("you talk about just every band /But the names you drop are second hand ").
Or a surgically altered transvestite groupie. Yeah.

Either way, they don't write pop songs like this anymore. So sweet, you'll need a filling.

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Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi's Dead Lyrics 14 years ago
Daniel Ash has got to be one of the most underrated guitarists. His guitar work on this is the perfect combination of restraint and sonic fury...not bad for an art fag. Almost as good as Rowland S. Howard.

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Village People – Can't Stop the Music Lyrics 14 years ago
Please, stop the music!

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Village People – In The Navy Lyrics 14 years ago
as long as you didn't enlist BECAUSE of this song...methinks you'd be in for a rude awakening...

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Village People – YMCA Lyrics 14 years ago
THE most subversive pop hit EVER...hide your sons.

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Dizzee Rascal – Fix Up, Look Sharp Lyrics 14 years ago
for you kiddies, that's a Billy Squier sample...he was a Robert Plant wanna-be from the 80's.

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Public Enemy – Fight the Power Lyrics 14 years ago
This song made me respect John Wayne and Elvis Presley less.
Why?

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Daft Punk – Teachers Lyrics 14 years ago
Man, nothing get's past you all...
Funk artists - yeah, DP really owes alot to funk, as do all electronic musicians. Like alot of their tracks, this is really stupid and simple, but still alot of fun to listen to.
Recipe: Take a vocal track, throw one up an octave and one down, each in one speaker, a simple beat and bass synth over it and voila! It is kinda punk really - hence their name. It probably took them 10 minutes to do.

And yes, very funky. I love those fat, swelling synths...

but what is the female vocal sample saying? "Teeach?"

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T. Rex – Monolith Lyrics 14 years ago
that turntable scratch in the intro rules.
supremely cool song, amazing production. You can really hear Bowie's "Ziggy" sound on this, especially the background vocal bits.
And dressed as you are girl
In your fashions of fate

is a great line.

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