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Old Jan 8, '09, 6:26 pm
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The danger of this thread, the dating of one's self.

Beck

Abstact and strange.
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Old Jan 8, '09, 6:29 pm
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Oh revolution Number 9! A classic Though I'm not sure it should be considered a song.
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Then there's "Iron Man".
I think its about a guy who goes back in time to save humanity from some disaster, but he is turned to metal, and when people ignore him, he decides to kill them all. He becomes the disaster he was trying to avoid. Dun Dun Dun...
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Old Jan 8, '09, 7:08 pm
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Oh revolution Number 9! A classic Though I'm not sure it should be considered a song.
That was my first pick too,

I would like to nominate this Weird Al tribute to Bob Dylan though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nej4xJe4Tdg
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Old Jan 8, '09, 7:26 pm
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The "operatic bit" in "Bohemian Rhapsody", Queen

I see a little silhouetto of a man,
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango.
Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very fright'ning me.
(Galileo.) Galileo. (Galileo.) Galileo, Galileo figaro
Magnifico. I'm just a poor boy and nobody loves me.
He's just a poor boy from a poor family,
Spare him his life from this monstrosity.
Easy come, easy go, will you let me go.
Bismillah! No, we will not let you go.
(Let him go!) Bismillah! We will not let you go.
(Let him go!) Bismillah! We will not let you go.
(Let me go.) Will not let you go.
(Let me go.) Will not let you go. (Let me go.) Ah.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
(Oh mama mia, mama mia.) Mama mia, let me go.
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me.


I get the gist, but the whole "Bismillah", "Scaramouche", etc...

Yeah, I know, it's just there as a sort of goof on opera, but, jeepers...
Now you've done it ... I'm gonna have this stuck in my head for the rest of the evening!

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"More Than Words", Extreme...What exactly is he trying to say here?
This one always seemed to me just another one of those "guy-trying-to-talk-a-girl-into-bed" songs. ("Don't just tell me how you feel, baby, SHOW me")

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For this one and some of the prog stuff posted earlier, I think we need look no further than the massive quantities of 'substances' which were being ingested during those times ... 'nuff said
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Old Jan 8, '09, 7:51 pm
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For this one and some of the prog stuff posted earlier, I think we need look no further than the massive quantities of 'substances' which were being ingested during those times
I don't know if rush or yes were on "substances"

But I do think that "In-a-gadda-da-vida" is probably the musical version of drugs
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Old Jan 8, '09, 7:52 pm
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One of my fav bands

guided by voices

buzzards and dreadful crows

(rock chorder)

D C
the lifeblood - the lighthouse flashing
B Bb
16 chicks remain on watch
D G#
for the wheels to come rolling in
G
and they do...
E
yes they always do
F# G
i'd be bored and disappointed if they didn't

D F#
buzzards and dreadful crows
C E
right on the tip of my nose
D F#
they wait like cats and fly out
D F#
for the light in my eyes to die out
G
and it does...
E
yes it always does
F# G
i'd be shocked and removed if it didn't

D F#
buzzards and dreadful crows
C E
a necessary evil, i suppose
D F#
there's something in this deal for everyone
D E F# G
did you really think that you were the only one?

D F#
buzzards and dreadful crows
C E
a necessary evil, i suppose
D F#
there's something in this deal for everyone
D E F# G
did you really think that you were the only one?
E F# G
you were the only one

D F# C E F# G
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Old Jan 8, '09, 7:59 pm
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I don't know if it counts as "lyrics" but I can't make a list like this and refuse to put up "Hocus Pocus" by Focus
Best air yodeling song ever (and a good air drum song too)
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Can't believe that no one has mentioned MacArthur Park:

Macarthur park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down...

Someone left the cake out in the rain
And I don't think that I can take it
'cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe agaaaaaaiiiiiiin ...




cringe, wince

Surely one of the worst songs ever.
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I've been through the desert on a horse with no name . . .
Speaking of the group "America".......how about the lyrics to "Ventura Highway"? "alligator lizards in the air, in the air...."?
Oh well, I still love that crazy song!
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Speaking of the group "America".......how about the lyrics to "Ventura Highway"? "alligator lizards in the air, in the air...."?
Oh well, I still love that crazy song!

America? America! noooooooooooooo

Muskrat Susie and Muskrat Sal

Its in my head and it wont stop.
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Old Jan 8, '09, 9:03 pm
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I'm gonna go with "Lookin Out My Back Door" by CCR (Credence Clearwater Revival for those of you who don't know...which couldn't possibly be anyone here, right?) It sounded esp. goofy to me when I heard it when I was a little kid. At least they actually give you fair warning in the first verse though.

Just got home from Illinois, lock the front door, oh boy!
Got to sit down, take a rest on the porch.
Imagination sets in, pretty soon I'm singin',

CHORUS:
Doo, doo, doo, Lookin' out my back door.

There's a giant doing cartwheels, a statue wearin' high heels.
Look at all the happy creatures dancing on the lawn.
A dinosaur Victrola list'ning to Buck Owens.

CHORUS

Tambourines and elephants are playing in the band.
Won't you take a ride on the flyin' spoon?
Doo, doo doo.
Wond'rous apparition provided by magician.

CHORUS

Tambourines and elephants are playing in the band.
Won't you take a ride on the flyin' spoon?
Doo, doo doo.
Bother me tomorrow, today, I'll buy no sorrows.

CHORUS

Forward troubles Illinois, lock the front door, oh boy!
Look at all the happy creatures dancing on the lawn.
Bother me tomorrow, today, I'll buy no sorrows.

CHORUS
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Their is a Christian rock group called Mewithoutyou and their pretty different, lol.

In their song 1979 speaking of Christ and his love, "Your love covers me like a 10 car highway crash..."

What in the world????
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Perhaps not so abstract, but Wrapped Around Your Finger by The Police

You consider me the young apprentice
Caught between the scylla and charibdes
Hypnotized by you if I should linger
Staring at the ring around your finger

I have only come here seeking knowledge
Things they wouldn't teach me of in college
I can see the destiny you sold
Turned into a shining band of gold

I'll be wrapped around your finger
I'll be wrapped around your finger

Mephistopheles is not your name
But I know what you're up to just the same
I will listen hard to your tuition
And you will see it come to it's fruition

I'll be wrapped around your finger
I'll be wrapped around your finger

Devil and the deep blue sea behind me
Vanish in the air you'll never find me
I will turn your face to alabaster
Then you will find your servant is your master

And you'll be wrapped around my finger
You'll be wrapped around your finger
You'll be wrapped around your finger
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Or one of the most depressing and abstract songs ever. The End by The Doors

This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end

Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end
No safety or surprise, the end
I'll never look into your eyes...again

Can you picture what will be
So limitless and free
Desperately in need...of some...stranger's hand
In a...desperate land

Lost in a Roman...wilderness of pain
And all the children are insane
All the children are insane
Waiting for the summer rain, yeah

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