Author Topic: Factual errors in songs.  (Read 20200 times)

Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #125 on: July 26, 2013, 09:10:51 pm »
Bryan Adams: "I know her love for me will never die/But that'd change if she ever found out about you and I".

You and me, Bryan.  So you'd better recast the whole verse.

Never tell me the odds.

LEE

Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #126 on: August 02, 2013, 09:01:59 am »
Too much unprotected sex in the 80's, with strangers you just met in a nightclub, can kill you, Freddie, not too much love (apart from loving a little kitten so very very much that you hug it until it suffocates to death).


What?  Too soon?

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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #127 on: August 02, 2013, 09:05:12 am »
Bryan Adams: "I know her love for me will never die/But that'd change if she ever found out about you and I".

You and me, Bryan.  So you'd better recast the whole verse.



I had no idea about you & Bryan.  Well, best wishes to both of you.
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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #128 on: August 02, 2013, 11:00:04 am »
Too much unprotected sex in the 80's, with strangers you just met in a nightclub, can kill you, Freddie, not too much love (apart from loving a little kitten so very very much that you hug it until it suffocates to death).


What?  Too soon?

Sadly though - that's a Brian May song (even sung by him originally), reprised for the last Queen album*.  Possibly too many badgers will kill you though - 'specially if they've got TB  :demon:


*Yes I know too much about Queen.
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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #129 on: August 06, 2013, 09:07:27 pm »
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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #130 on: August 07, 2013, 01:38:37 am »
I hate to break it to you Charlene, but while Greece has a lot of islands, the whole country is not an island.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmKDp6Uo0vE

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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #131 on: August 08, 2013, 03:08:54 pm »
I hate to break it to you Charlene, but while Greece has a lot of islands, the whole country is not an island.

Technically she could be correct.  The lyrics are "Oh, I've been to Nice and the isle of Greece..."  An isle can be either an island or a peninsula.  So as long as there is a peninsula in Greece (and there are lots) then she could have been the "the isle of Greece".

 ;D

As an aside and a useless piece of information, Greece comprises approximately 1400 islands (of which 227 are inhabited) - but the British Isles comprises some 5,000 islands (of which 289 are inhabited). 
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caerau

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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #132 on: August 08, 2013, 03:25:45 pm »
I would venture that all 5000 are inhabited - by gulls ;)
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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #133 on: August 08, 2013, 04:15:16 pm »
Actually, Bono, I think you'll find it was "round about teatime" on April 4 when the shot rang out in the Memphis sky, though I'll admit it doesn't scan as well.

Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #134 on: August 09, 2013, 04:44:38 pm »
"There won't be snow in Africa this Christmas time".

Kilimanjaro.

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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #135 on: August 09, 2013, 05:24:52 pm »
"There won't be snow in Africa this Christmas time".

Kilimanjaro.

Although it might become true with a few more years of global warming.

Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #136 on: August 09, 2013, 06:09:34 pm »
"There won't be snow in Africa this Christmas time".

Kilimanjaro.

Although it might become true with a few more years of global warming.

There's always be the High Atlas, they're in Africa you know. But's nice to see that we're back to the OP.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/snowandski/3446834/Oukaimeden-In-Morocco-the-skis-the-limit.html

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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #137 on: August 09, 2013, 06:59:27 pm »
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I was 18 when my dad first took me to a pub
and I've never ever seen him quite so mad
"A pint of your usual, sir?" the barman said,
But he was asking me, not dad.
"By surfeiting the appetite will sicken and so die
I'll not long have a boozer for a son
They say there's 27 pubs from here to Odsal Top
and tonight you'll have a pint in every one.

The 'phone book only lists four...  :(

 ;)

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When Keith introduced the song, he used to say that there had been 27 pubs, but that most of them were now closed, and he died back in 1991.
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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #138 on: January 03, 2014, 06:52:51 pm »
Grammar again.

No Doubt: "You and me/ We used to be together".

I'll give Bryan Adams a pass because he needs the rhyme, but Gwen has no excuse.
Never tell me the odds.

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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #139 on: January 03, 2014, 07:54:36 pm »
But this is a thread about factual errors, not grammar errors.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #140 on: January 04, 2014, 02:36:14 pm »
Are there any recorded instances of cakes being left out in the rain?
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

clarion

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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #141 on: January 04, 2014, 02:48:39 pm »
According to Jimmy Webb, who wrote the song, it does refer to an actual incident.  Whether he would never have the recipe again or not might have been subject to dramatic licence.
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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #142 on: January 04, 2014, 06:44:33 pm »
It took so long to make it.
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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #143 on: January 05, 2014, 08:02:25 pm »
I've had cakes in cycling cafes, usually coconut sponges, that could have benefited from being left out in the rain awhile.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #144 on: February 05, 2017, 10:03:20 pm »
"Well pistons keep on turnin', wheels go round and round"

Proves the Doobie Brothers have never worked as mechanics.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #145 on: November 09, 2019, 06:41:35 pm »
I think you’ll find, Banananarama, that even if love - of any degree - were  classed as an offence, only the jury could find you guilty. The Judge’s jurisdiction in that situation would be limited to sentencing.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #146 on: November 09, 2019, 06:52:27 pm »
I think you’ll find, Banananarama, that even if love - of any degree - were  classed as an offence, only the jury could find you guilty. The Judge’s jurisdiction in that situation would be limited to sentencing.

This thread has a 100% "whoosh" factor so far as I am concerned. But is it not possible for a judge to instruct a jury towards a particular verdict? I know as little about law as I do popular beat combos, so I'm perfectly happy to be subject to correction. As long as it doesn't hurt.
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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #147 on: November 09, 2019, 06:57:22 pm »
You’re right, but only the jury can decide guilt. There are instances of the jury not following the judge’s directions.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #148 on: November 09, 2019, 07:05:04 pm »
Grammar again.

No Doubt: "You and me/ We used to be together".

I'll give Bryan Adams a pass because he needs the rhyme, but Gwen has no excuse.

"You and me" is actually correct.

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Re: Factual errors in songs.
« Reply #149 on: November 09, 2019, 07:08:02 pm »
Not all offences are tried by a jury, thobut...