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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:39 am 
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Morning all,

I doubt anyone has noticed but i have posted some music lyrics in a couple of threads and that got me thinking about favourite lyrics, of which i have a couple. My favorite is -

"I wasn't born, so much as i fell out" - The Clash, Lost in a Supermarket

So post your favorite lyrics and please add the song and artist.

Richard


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:09 pm 
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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
I'll offer the absurdly silly "I lost my bag in Newport Pagnell" from The Smiths' Is It Really So Strange?, which always makes me smile when I hear it.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:26 pm 
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The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had

(bloody Google) Roland Orzabal - Mad World

Imagine his surprise when he opened his eyes,
and I'd run the lawnmower over his thighs.

the wonderstuff- Welcome To The Cheap Seats

Generals gathered in their masses
Just like witches at black masses


Black Sabbath - War Pigs


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:54 pm 
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I could fill pages with nothing but Morrissey lyrics...

I've had my face dragged in fifteen miles of shit, and I do not, I do not, I do not like it.

So I broke into the palace with a sponge and a rusty spanner... she said I know you and you can not sing... I said that's nothing you should hear me play piano.

etc...


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:56 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:00 pm 
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lumos2000 wrote:
The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had
Gary Jules - Mad World


Gary Jules? Are you sure about that? 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:37 pm 
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Far too many to list... but I can remember the first lyrics I heard that made me properly laugh:

"Is that a smile that hangs beneath your nose, or are your eyes so wide they've pulled your mouth into a stupid pose?" from Circlesquare by the Wonder Stuff.


I've never been able to understand people who profess to love a particular song or artist, but haven't actually listened to any of their lyrics. I'm all for appreciating the instrumental factor in songs, but what is the point of just mentally blanking out all the words when you listen? It's like buying an incredibly nice wine, then just injecting it instead of drinking it. (no, it's not really, but you get the point...)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:50 pm 
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Fair point, but try listening to some of my old punk stuff - the lyrics are not very distinct (probably understatement of the evening).

Richard


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:57 pm 
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True, I guess some genres don't make for easy comprehension :D although I bet your old punk is still easier to understand than the industrial metal (or whatever it was called) that my flatmate used to 'share' with me many years ago...


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:49 pm 
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