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Simply Red – Sad Old Red [DVD] Lyrics 4 months ago
A man had a relationship that\'s ended. He\'s now living in a tiny space on his own. Now lonely, sad and a generous dose of self pity he wants out. There is no evidence in the lyrics that he has a plan to escape from where he is though.

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Mike And The Mechanics – All I Need Is A Miracle Lyrics 1 year ago
@[RayCee:37173] I was going to say much the same thing but you said it so well, I don't need to add anything.

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Elton John – Honky Cat Lyrics 1 year ago
It's about a young country boy who learns about, then yearns for an exciting life in the city. He feels naive and wants to experience all that city life can offer. Off he goes and looks back on his innocent country life with disdain.
The folks back home say he belongs on the farm, that city life and what it offers is an illusion that will end in unfulfilled disappointment.

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Laura Branigan – Self Control Lyrics 1 year ago
@[childofthe60s:35432] I saw it much the way you did. Life is routine except for dressing up and going out at night to get attention and whatever comes with that. She also seems to know it isn't right but has become addicted to the night life scene and doesn't fight the urge to go back again and again. In other words no self-control.

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Bobbie Gentry – Ode To Billie Joe Lyrics 2 years ago
Bobby Gentry didn’t mean for the song to have a full explanation. The family's reaction to the event and subsequent events was supposed to be the focus.
The fact is people are fascinated by a mystery and that in itself added to the songs popularity.

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Bobbie Gentry – Ode To Billie Joe Lyrics 2 years ago
@[poetryman:34942] I read that the spelling was originally Billy but the record company got it wrong, which upset her, but it was too late to fix it.

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Linda Ronstadt – You're No Good Lyrics 2 years ago
Gentle and true people may not be the most exciting people to go out with. However, when you turn your back on them for a someone who may be more exciting but is self-centred, it will be regretted one day. You may not be able to go back to the one who really cared for you.

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10cc – Things We Do For Love Lyrics 3 years ago
To me it's about getting emotionally involved with someone and then finding there are many things that you don't agree on.

Romance is a risk (You lay your bets and then you pay the price). It can become an on again-off again relationship (You think you're gonna break up, then she says she wants to make up). The solution is to realise there are differences and accepting each other for who they are (A compromise would surely help the situation. Agree to disagree but disagree to part). It's about compromise for the sake of love.

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UB40 – Food For Thought Lyrics 3 years ago
I take it as Ivory Madonna means hope that is all but extinguished for poverty-ridden people. Local politicians are no use, arguing about what to do but really not interested in human life. The only hope is looking for manna, or relief aid, from the West.

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George Michael – Careless Whisper Lyrics 3 years ago
I look at it quite literally.

He goes to dance with someone close but feels guilty about an indiscretion(s). He recalls movies with sad endings and this is where this relationship is going. He wants to pretend nothing happened but guilt means he can't dance with her the way he used to.
Someone has talked about what he's done and although they haven't talked about it, she's probably heard about it, or at least smart enough to sense something's wrong. The music is too loud to talk but it would go badly if they discussed it.
He realises his actions were a mistake and he will pay a price for it. His reputation is affected as no one else will 'dance' with him. He wants her to forgive him and stay but at the end of the song he says she's gone and accepts rightly so.

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Robert Palmer – Addicted To Love Lyrics 4 years ago
I have never used drugs but do drug addicts think they're immune to the stuff? I took it as sex addiction, which someone likes to think hasn't got a hold on them. Either way, being in any addiction is to be strenuously avoided because as the song says "your will is not your own".

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Mike And The Mechanics – All I Need Is A Miracle Lyrics 4 years ago
It'a about an insecure man who thinks being tough and harsh is manly. He was also too proud to admit he could ever make a mistake. Now the relationship is over, he regrets how he behaved and that he didn't value the relationship.

He promises f he catches up with her again (she's obviously moved on), he will do it right. Will he? Depends if he has really changed. Anyway, he realises it will be a miracle if she does come back, presumably because she is now with someone who treat her right.

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Boney M – Rivers Of Babylon Lyrics 4 years ago
The song has three parts to it. My take is:

1) The sadness the captive Jews felt when reflecting on the desolation of Zion (Jerusalem).

2) The Babylonian captors mocking them by requesting they sing a song which back then would have a been a song of praise to their God. The captors would have felt their gods gave them victory but the Jew's God had failed in protecting them.

2) The captive Jews felt they couldn't sing such a song in view of their circumstances.

3) They then appeal to God, asking that he see their plight and accept their prayers and thoughts as acceptable to him. In this they must hope he will turn his attention to them and deliver them.

The Bible makes it clear that the Jews being overrun by the Babylonian armies was due to their corrupted worship, not God's inability to defend his people. Point three reflects they understood that and sought forgiveness reconciliation.

The Rastafarian movement probably applied it to themselves as some sort of prophecy of restoration to Africa.

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Bee Gees – Fanny (Be Tender with My Love) Lyrics 4 years ago
At the beginning of the song the man mentions he is unsure of the lady's commitment. Sometimes it seems good but at other times as if she doesn't want his love. He says with mutual love it will work out well and reminds her of her promise to always love him. For most of of the song the man reassures the woman of the depth, quality and enduring nature of his love. He also explains he is sensitive and his heart can be broken easily.

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Bee Gees – Jive Talking Lyrics 4 years ago
A guy loves a girl and really wants her loving. Yet the loving is cruel because it leads him on but only to be hurt by her behaviour. He is frustrated by her cruel and uncaring ways so he wonders if she realises how much he loves her. He complains that he will eventually be worn out by the conflict of the physical love and bad way of treating him. This he calls jive talking, her insincere love that cannot be trusted. Despite that, the loving holds him to her.

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Bee Gees – Baby As You Turn Away Lyrics 4 years ago
A sad and lonely man once had a relationship that even she didn't feel she could leave. However, she says the relationship brought pain to her so in fact decides to leave. She sees how much he wants her but is unmoved in returning to him. He reminisces about when they were together but cannot get her back.
So it is a relationship where he was the strong one but now they have separated, the roles are reversed.

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Bee Gees – Nights On Broadway Lyrics 4 years ago
To me its about a man who is infatuated by a performer and turns up to watch her despite her not wanting a relationship with him. They either had a relationship that ended unilaterally (or she never let it start). He cannot break it off in his heart so watches her performances out of sight. He blames Broadway and her fame keeping them apart.

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Anne Murray – Snowbird Lyrics 4 years ago
It seems to me about someone who fell deeply in love and trusted that person. That trust was broken and while the innocent partner wants to get back together, they realise it will only happen again if they do.

They now feel such emptiness inside now they are apart because the love and faithfulness they crave so much from that person will never happen. They just wish they could fly away with a carefree bird and put this sadness behind them.

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