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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Guinnevere Lyrics 10 years ago
I like how you clearly can hear this song influenced Kings of Convenience.. Guitars and harmony, it's the same thing.

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Radiohead – The Gloaming. (Softly Open Our Mouths in the Cold.) Lyrics 11 years ago
I put this one in the same context as Street Spirit and Idioteque, apocalyptic songs about the end of the world. All of them very scary songs.

One of the best on HTTT, and perhaps the one which conveys the albums message best. A highly political message about the way society in modern england is/was taking, after 9/11 and all. I think Yorke felt the Blair administration was clearly wrong, and he is very good at amplifying his emotions in songs.

In my mind The Gloaming is, as Street Spirit, about seeing the end of the world and not being able to do anything about it. The thought is too horrifying to handle for York, and, once again as Street Spirit, he doesn't set clear lyrics to it, just broken images or fragments.

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Peter Gabriel – The Drop Lyrics 11 years ago
I've read somewhere that part of the lyrics came from watching people jumping from WTC. That must be one of the most horrifying images of the 21st century.

This is a very bleak and frightening lyric, and the way it closes out Up, the darkest and scariest record PG ever put out, is absolutely brilliant.

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Peter Gabriel – The Drop Lyrics 11 years ago
I've read somewhere that part of the lyrics came from watching people jumping from WTC. That must be one of the most horrifying images of the 21st century.

This is a very bleak and frightening lyric, and the way it closes out Up, the darkest and scariest record PG ever put out, is absolutely brilliant.

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Peter Gabriel – No Way Out Lyrics 11 years ago
I believe this is about witnessing an accident, and battling the fears that it could be someone close to you. Daughter/son perhaps? It may be a personal experience Gabriel had at some time, and the first verse describes it. The rest is making up how he would react if it indeed was someone close.

A good deal of the songs on Up is about various aspects of death, and this is no exception. Great song.

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Peter Gabriel – White Ashes Lyrics 11 years ago
The version on Still Growing Up is so good it should be re-recorded and released as a single or B-side. That's the way White Ashes should be played. Brilliant song.

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Sigur Rós – Heysátan Lyrics 11 years ago
Kjartan said on a documentary about Takk that the song is about an old farmer that is dying. He is looking out over his fields and thinking on what he has accomplished. The image fits the song so well.. Enough to make you cry.

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Neil Young – A Man Needs A Maid Lyrics 12 years ago
Agree with the over the top thing. It's great then that the version on Live At Massey Hall is solo, on piano. The best version, by far.

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The Decemberists – Shanty for the Arethusa Lyrics 12 years ago
I might be wrong, but does this song in some way involve the practice of shipping english criminals to Australia? Thinking about the "we set to sail on a clipper.." bit.

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The Decemberists – A Cautionary Song Lyrics 12 years ago
Although the subject matter here is utterly gruesome (and of course very real and happening every day), I don't think the song is meant to be "about" rape or prostitution. If it was then Colin wouldn't have made the point _this_ clear. It would be more like he does in "Odalisque". He has majored in creative writing, remember?

I believe, like others have pointed out, that the song is exactly what it says in the title, a tale told to scare someone. It's so exaggerated and graphic that, to me at least, it seems like some sort of gallows humor.

Of course I don't think that rape and prostitution should be taken lightheartedly, but in this context I think it's a cruel tale to scare someone into sumission.

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The Decemberists – California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade Lyrics 12 years ago
Where does California One end and Youth & Beauty begin? Somewhere around the "Annabelle" section I suppose, but before or after?

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Kraftwerk – Autobahn Lyrics 12 years ago
Chinup: Autobahn, according to band member Wolfgang Flür, had nothing to do with the Beach Boys.

"Someone else told me that they thought the way we speak in German, 'Fahren,' which means driving, sounds like the English word, 'fun.' 'Fahren fahren fahren,' 'fun fun fun.' That is wrong."
-from www.allmusic.com (song review)

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Genesis – The Return Of The Giant Hogweed Lyrics 12 years ago
Isn't some of the lyrics missing here?

"The dance of the giant hogweed

Mighty hogweed is avenged.
Human bodies soon will know our anger.
Kill them with your hogweed hairs
Heracleum mantegazziani

Giant hogweed lives"

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Genesis – Watcher Of The Skies Lyrics 13 years ago
Does anybody know who came up with the time signature for this song? Hackett? Rutherford?

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Peter Gabriel – Biko Lyrics 13 years ago
I was born the day he died. Yihla moja

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Led Zeppelin – Bonzo's Montreux Lyrics 13 years ago
"Here is how it goes and why:
1.Led Zeppelin: It's obvious"

Thats no reason is it? It's like saying "it's this way because thats the way it is". :p I could put anyone of my favourite band on top of an all-time-greatest list and say it's obvious why they're #1. You gotta explain the obvious, give one or two reasons/facts why Jimmy Page rules the earth. Might not be so obvious to all those who are not so into the zeppeliners.
Anyway, both Beatles, Stones and Zeppelin are contestors to greatest band title, but the beatles were first. And thats practically all that counts in rock history. Led Z wouldn't have been Led Z without the beatles OR the stones. And the same for the stones. And the beatles. Just add another band some years/decades before them. Everybody's influencing each other. What's really unique? Nothing.

Sorry, just had to add something to this very interessting discussion... I'll bugger off now.

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Neil Young – The Loner Lyrics 13 years ago
According to allmusic it's autobiographical.

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Neil Young – Tired Eyes Lyrics 13 years ago
I love the way it's so lazy, and still deadly (literary speaking) serious

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Neil Young – Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown Lyrics 13 years ago
What a great move to include it on Tonight's The Night

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Badly Drawn Boy – Once Around The Block Lyrics 13 years ago
Has anybody else heard Kings Of Convenience's cover of the song? It's fabulous!

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Damien Jurado – Omaha Lyrics 13 years ago
Absolutely wonderful. The best on Where Shall You Take Me.

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Damien Jurado – Ohio Lyrics 13 years ago
An absolutely wonderful song. Sentimental, beautiful, longing, melancholic, sad, but still happy. Wonderful.

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Mew – Comforting Sounds Lyrics 13 years ago
I think the instrumental part of this song is absolutely amazing.. The way it just builds and builds up to that explosion of sound at the end.. What a great way to end a great album!

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Weezer – Hold Me (Make Believe Version) Lyrics 13 years ago
Well, I don't like it all that much. They sound like Saybia. (Danish band that no one here has probably heard about. Known for just playing songs that are whining and overly melancolic.) Still, Weezer is lightyears better than them, even on this one, but here (and on some others on Make Believe) they sound like them. Which is starting to annoy me.

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Weezer – Perfect Situation Lyrics 13 years ago
Easily the best on Make Believe. Great singalong song!

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Weezer – Perfect Situation Lyrics 13 years ago
Easily the best on Make Believe. Great singalong song!

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Weezer – Beverly Hills Lyrics 13 years ago
I don't think people should await the "next" pinlerton or blue album too eagerly. The blue album is over ten years old now, and of course Rivers and the band has changed since then. Also, even as good as Weezer is, it takes some skill to follow up an album that is as good as those two. Not many bands or artists has managed such a feat, usually the first one or two is the best throughout their career. It will probably be the same with Weezer. That said, Beverly Hills is a feel-good song and Make Belive a good album. If people are too busy screaming for the next pinkerton or whatever I think they will probably overlook it when it comes, because the expectations are way too high. Pardon me if I'm being blasphemic, but it's kind of like waiting for the next Jesus. We'll be too stuck up with the old one to actually recognize the new real thing.

I think Beverly Hills is great, or at least good enough.

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