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The Flaming Lips – Assassination of the Sun Lyrics 8 years ago
This is in the "Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell" EP. Which is pretty under-rated in my opinion.

Jefferson Airplane – Never Argue with a German If You're Tired of European Song Lyrics 10 years ago
I asked a German friend about these lyrics, and she said they weren't really words, just German-sounding phrases intended to sound as salacious as possible (Schticken in mine hachen...).

Jefferson Airplane – We Can Be Together Lyrics 10 years ago
Grace was in a band called "The Great Society" before she joined the Airplane. "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love" were originally Great Society songs. Grace wrote another song with them called "Father Bruce" about Lenny Bruce, the taboo-busting comedian of the '60s. Guess what the last word of that song was...

Big Audio Dynamite – Stone Thames Lyrics 11 years ago
Absitively posolutey about HIV/AIDS. Pretty dated 25 years later, though, as we realise that the virus is NOT the end of the world.

Big Audio Dynamite – A Party Lyrics 11 years ago
The title is obviously a homonym for "apartheid".

"Trouble in the homelands..."

Radiohead – Punchdrunk Lovesick Singalong Lyrics 11 years ago
This song talks about a hugely misunderstood facet of human experience, "limerence" or the ability to "fall in love". Apparently only about half of the population are susceptible; the other half disbelieving and contemptuous.

If you can relate to this, look up the Wikipedia page as an introduction, or get the book by Dorothy Tennov. I only found out about this by having my own comfortable, settled, happily married world turned into dust, and having to dig deep to make sense out of what was happening to me and try to reconcile it and rebuild my life.

Brian Eno – Here Come the Warm Jets Lyrics 12 years ago
I always thought it was about wanking.

"We're down on our knees and have nothing to say - here come the warm jets!"

Bob Dylan – I and I Lyrics 12 years ago
Actually Sly and Robbie are Black Uhuru's drum and bass players; Carlton and Family Man Barrett were the Wailers'

The Flaming Lips – Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell Lyrics 12 years ago
Good comments. I prefer the "Ego in Acceleration" mix, though. It has a little more self-flagellation about it, which I think is relevant to the meaning of the song.

The "Self-Admiration with Blowup" mix is a lot more innocent and curious-sounding to me. However, the synth break about 2 minutes in seems pretty egotistical, and the dropouts through the mix are pretty trippy, so maybe that is more relevant to the title.

Including the album mix, that's three great, totally different counterpoint synth melodies from Drozd. A triumph!

Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights Lyrics 13 years ago
Emily Bronte was born on 30 July 1818.

Kate Bush was born exactly 140 years later, 30 July 1958.


Patti Smith – Rock & Roll Nigger Lyrics 13 years ago
according to "Patti Smith Complete 1975-2006" which I take as the definitive set of her lyrics, the first paragraph is the second half of Babelogue, as correctly reported above. In the book it is written "... i am a moslem..." Of course now when she performs Babelogue, much of it is improvised.

For an example of a recent version, a recording of a December 2008 concert is available at for free download.

Devendra Banhart – Shabop Shalom Lyrics 13 years ago
And "lambs bread" is of course the highest quality Jamaican marijuana. "Telavivian" must mean the geographic location (from Tel Aviv)

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