Author Topic: Factual errors in songs.  (Read 18594 times)

Basil

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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2009, 10:28:12 pm »
In the year 2525, If man is still alive, If woman can survive

err, wot?
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RJ

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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2009, 10:34:09 pm »
Mr Young's "Cortez the Killer" where he rhapsodises about the, er, peaceful, gentle and cooperative Aztecs....

Great tune, though ...

Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2009, 11:41:17 pm »
This example from the B52's "Lava":

My body's burnin' like a lava from a Mauna Loa
My heart's crackin' like a Krakatoa
Krakatoa, east of Java, molten bodies, fiery lava

Krakatoa is in fact to the west of Java in the Sunda Straight.

Dur!

Pingu

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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2009, 11:42:09 pm »
No, you are not still Jenny from the block  ::-)

Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2009, 11:45:27 pm »
Let me entertain you.

Well, that is hardly likely to happen Mr Williams is it?

Mrs Pingu

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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2009, 11:55:30 pm »
I am the walrus.

The sun always shines on tv.

Star 69 (well, everyone knows it's 1471!  ;D)

Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

clarion

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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2009, 09:36:45 am »
Returning to Mr Mercury, I have no doubt that his Killer Queen keeps her Moet & Chandon (despite it's being a poor choice) in a pretty cabinet etc, and that she has gunpowder for some ill-defined purpose, but gelatine?

OK, maye she's putting the explosives aside for a while, and hositng a party.

With a nice trifle.

I withdraw my objection.
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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2009, 09:38:50 am »
Down by the water hole , drunk every Friday
Eating their nuts , saving their raisins till Sunday

Oh come on. Who or what would have the willpower to do that ?

Mustn't grumble in the circumstances .

tiermat

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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2009, 09:49:09 am »
Sorry but no, really no, we are not the new breed, nor are we the new gods.....

Fear Factory, you have gone a bit too 3rd Reich on that one....
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clarion

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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2009, 09:55:45 am »
Do they know it's Christmastime at all?

Well, perhaps not, since the vast majority of them are Muslim, with their own well-established calendar of celebrations and communal religious events.

But does it matter?  And aren't you asking a rather stupid question in an overly hammed-up 'concerned' manner?
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tiermat

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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2009, 10:09:51 am »
Mr Cave

You are not a 15 year old girl, nor do you, as far as I know, live in a town called Milhaven, even if said town is small, mean and cold.  Maybe if does turn to gold just as the sun goes down.  As for poor old Biko, don't think he existed did he?

You are in fact a middle aged australian man with looks only rivalled by that guy out of the Pogues....

Stop living out your fantasies on vinyl....
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andygates

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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2009, 11:03:32 am »
You have to admit, though, his eyes ain't green and his hair ain't yeller.

I do believe that he didn't kneel down and plant a rose t'ween Kylies teeth either.  It was a rock.  Naughty boy.
It takes blood and guts to be this cool but I'm still just a cliché.
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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2009, 01:22:08 pm »
I am an anarchist


...er no, you sell butter.

clarion

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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2009, 01:27:51 pm »
So you admit he may be the Antichrist?
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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #39 on: February 19, 2009, 01:31:07 pm »
So you admit he may be the Antichrist?

How long before we see him dong an advert for "I can't believe it's not the antichrist"?

clarion

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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2009, 01:32:46 pm »
'There ain't no cure for the summertime blues'

Well, ignoring the horrid double negative, I'd say

Yes - there is!  Get on your bike! :D
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red marley

Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2009, 01:38:35 pm »
Dear Mr Richard,

I think if you recall, it was Daisy who knew just what to do, and Sue who almost drove you crazy. You're just twisting the facts to make the rhymes work. And as for Rudy, you don't even know a Rudy. It was Reginald who you kept bragging to about your conquests.


Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #42 on: February 19, 2009, 01:58:10 pm »
Sir Cliff we aren't all going on a summer holiday. I am skint and won't be going anywhere this year.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

rower40

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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2009, 03:25:39 pm »
[Hangs head in shame, admitting to knowing a Chr*s D* B*rgh song...]

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Let us talk no more, let us go to sleep,
Let the rain fall on the window pane,
And fill the castle keep,

KEEP?  I really hope you mean "moat".  But that won't rhyme.
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andygates

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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2009, 03:29:39 pm »
And this isn't the road to hell.  It's the M40.
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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #45 on: February 19, 2009, 03:31:48 pm »
Nigel: he's got a future in British Steel.

(although it may have been an attempt at irony so appologies if deliberate!)

Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #46 on: February 19, 2009, 03:32:49 pm »
"Gordon is a moron"


I, er, well, yeah, um, fair enough.  Objection withdrawn.

PaulF

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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #47 on: February 19, 2009, 03:33:27 pm »
And this isn't the road to hell.  It's the M40.

Hang on! The M40 still goes to Birmingham doesn't it?

red marley

Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #48 on: February 19, 2009, 03:35:24 pm »
Nigel: he's got a future in British Steel.

Perhaps not in British Steel, but certainly singing in the Corus.



Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #49 on: February 19, 2009, 04:16:37 pm »
And this isn't the road to hell.  It's the M40.

Hang on! The M40 still goes to Birmingham doesn't it?

No, it goes from Birmingham to (nearly) London...

Absolutely right, then!  :thumbsup:

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