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Favourite Song Lyrics
« on: September 21, 2008, 09:32:32 pm »
I've been listening to a lot of the Super Furry Animals recently, and (to my eyes at least) they have some of the best, (or perhaps that should be the most obscure) lyrics, for example, from "Mario Man", there's this...

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We honeymooned in Cyprus,
That's where she caught the virus,
I flew home alone.

So I bought myself a chip pan,
And sailed it to the Isle of Man,
For a holiday.

Struggling in a vortex,
With my jacket made of Goretex,
It fits wonderfully.

Which makes me smile every time I hear it :).

So what are your favourites?

border-rider

Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2008, 09:41:42 pm »
it's a small world and it smells funny
I'd buy another if it wasn't for the money
take back what I paid
for another motherfucker in a motorcade

bikenerd

Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2008, 09:47:17 pm »
I've been listening to a lot of the Super Furry Animals recently...
So what are your favourites?

Herman Loves Pauline:

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Herman Loves Pauline and Pauline Loves Herman
They made love and gave birth to a little German
They call him MC squared 'cos he raps like no other
An asthma sufferer like Ernesto Guevara

Genius!  :thumbsup:

JT

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Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2008, 10:09:43 pm »
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He could've played guitar better than Hendrix
He could've told the future
He could've baked the most delicious cake in the world
He could've scored more goals than Wayne Gretzky
He could've danced better than Barishnikov
Jesus could have been funnier than any comedian you can think of
Jesus was way cool

King Missile - Jesus Was Way Cool

a great mind thinks alike

Torslanda

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Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2008, 10:47:56 pm »
'Sleeping very soundly on a Saturday morning,
I was dreaming I was Al Capone.
There's a rumour going round,
Gotta clear outa town,
Yeah I'm smelling like a dry fish bone.

Here come the law gonna break down the door,
Gonna carry me away once more.
I never, I never, I never want it any more,
Gotta getaway from this stone cold floor - CRAZY!

Stone cold crazy - You know.'

Don't care what you say, Freddie could write!

Nice one, Fred!
J

VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2008, 11:05:04 pm »
This feels good, nothing can stop me,
Every nerve, pumping hard through me,
Every thought, rushes at full speed,
This false smile, grates through babyteeth.

(Therapy?/Teethgrinder) ;D

tiermat

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Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2008, 10:10:47 am »
I seem to recognize your face
Haunting, familiar, yet I cant seem to place it
Cannot find the candle of thought to light your name
Lifetimes are catching up with me
All these changes taking place,
I wish Id seen the place
But no ones ever taken me
Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away

Elderly Woman behind the counter in a small town - Pearl Jam

I wish I were with you, I couldn't stay
Every direction leads me away
Pray for tomorrow, but for today
All I want is to be home

Stand in the mirror, you look the same
Just looking for shelter, from the cold and the pain
Someone to cover, safe from the rain
All I want is to be home

Echoes and silence, patience and grace
All of these moments I'll never replace
Fear of my heart, absence of faith
All I want is to be home

All I want is to be home

People I've loved, I have no regrets
Some I remember, some I forget
Some of them living, some of them dead
All I want is to be home

Home - Foo Fighters
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2008, 11:07:52 am »
Note: 'tis an analogy in my mind (think energy bars). Surely gets me going though.

Oh, on I burn
Fuel is pumping engines
Burning hard, loose and clean

Oh, and on I burn
turning my direction
Quench my thirst with gasoline

So gimme fuel
Gimme fire
Gimme that which I desire yeah yeahe!!!!


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Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2008, 12:58:08 pm »
I've been listening to a lot of the Super Furry Animals recently...
So what are your favourites?

Herman Loves Pauline:

Quote
Herman Loves Pauline and Pauline Loves Herman
They made love and gave birth to a little German
They call him MC squared 'cos he raps like no other
An asthma sufferer like Ernesto Guevara

Genius!  :thumbsup:

From Guacamole: "I need revolution cos I can't afford the price of cake".  Love it.

Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2008, 12:59:20 pm »
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He could've played guitar better than Hendrix
He could've told the future
He could've baked the most delicious cake in the world
He could've scored more goals than Wayne Gretzky
He could've danced better than Barishnikov
Jesus could have been funnier than any comedian you can think of
Jesus was way cool

King Missile - Jesus Was Way Cool



Also - "He could've turned wheat into marijuana or sugar into cocaine, or vitamin pills into amphetamines.  That's so cool."  :)

Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2008, 01:01:33 pm »
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That was how Cyrus got sent to the school where they told him he'd never be famous
And that was why Jeff, in the letters he wrote to his friend, helped develop a plan to get even
When you punish a person for dreaming his dream, don't expect him to thank or forgive you. 
Hail Satan. *repeats*

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Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2008, 01:14:31 pm »
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That was how Cyrus got sent to the school where they told him he'd never be famous
And that was why Jeff, in the letters he wrote to his friend, helped develop a plan to get even
When you punish a person for dreaming his dream, don't expect him to thank or forgive you. 
Hail Satan. *repeats*

The Mountain Goats - The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton

You are DI Jack Frost AICMFP!
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I completely agree with Reg.

Green Party Councillor

Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2008, 01:37:20 pm »
I'm a legionnaire
Camel in disrepair
Hoping for a frigidaire to come passing by
I am on reprieve
Lacking my joie de vive
Missing my gay paris
In this desert dry

And I wrote my girl
Told her I would not return
Terribly taken a turn
For the worse now I fear

It's been a year or more
Since they shipped me to this foreign shore
Fighting in a foreign war
So far away from my home

If only summer rain would fall
On the houses and the boulevards
And the side walk bagatelles it's like a dream
With the roar of cars
And the lulling of the cafe bars,
The sweetly sleeping sweeping of the Seine.
Lord I don't know if I'll ever be back again.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Jaded

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Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2008, 01:38:48 pm »
On Tuesdays, she used to do yoga
while I'd sit and watch the box
in a vegetable way,
but always ready to say
to myself that I was an artist,
implying that she was not.

It's funny the way that self-pity
can take over from self-esteem -
well, I was the prince of pride,
and though I'd cheat I never lied,
as if that were enough to make her happy,
as if that could satisfy her dreams.

Too late now to say that I'm so sorry,
too late to say that I can change and mend
the things that hurt.
She didn't need to worry,
she always knew I'd get there in the end.

Now I'm tying myself up in contortions,
don't know if yoga will do me any good.
It's about time I tried,
though I'd rather be inside from the cold,
studying tantra -
still, I never did that when I could.

I never did the things that really mattered,
there seemed to be some key I couldn't find
to unlock myself;
I could have done it with her help,
but I was too busy scrabbling for each moment -
now I don't know what I did with all the time.

Sometimes I'd play the wild rover,
sometimes I'd just get smashed all day...
on Tuesdays she used to do yoga,
on Tuesday she went away.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2008, 01:39:34 pm »
Oh what a rush of ripe elan
Languor on divans
Dalliant and dainty
But oh, the smell of burnt cocaine
The dolor and decay
It only makes me cranky
Oh great calamity,
Ditch of iniquity and tears
How I abhor this place
Its sweet and bitter taste
Has left me wretched, retching on all fours
Los Angeles, I'm yours
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

rower40

  • Not my boat. Now sold.
Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2008, 09:18:33 pm »
Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right;
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.

Stealers Wheel.

(Springs into my head whenever I'm riding in traffic!)
Be Naughty; save Santa a trip

Torslanda

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Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2008, 09:40:38 pm »
I've got a bike you can ride it if you like
It's got a basket a bell that rings
And things to make it look good.
I'd give it to you if I could but I borrowed it.

[Chorus]

I know a mouse and he hasn't got a house
I don't know why, I call him Gerald
He's getting rather old but he's a good mouse.

[Chorus]

J
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2008, 09:52:00 pm »

Eagles...

Still you’re coming back, you’re running back
You’re coming back for more

So put me on a highway
And show me a sign
And take it to the limit one more time

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2008, 10:05:30 pm »
The most vitriolic song in the whole world, ever. Queen song, written by Freddie.

You suck my blood like a leech
You break the law and you preach
Screw my brain till it hurts
You’ve taken all my money
And you want more
Misguided old mule with your pig headed rules
With your narrow minded cronies
Who are fools of the first division
Death on two legs
You’re tearing me apart
Death on two legs
You’ve never had a heart of your own
Kill joy bad guy big talking small fry
You’re just an old barrow boy
Have you found a new toy to replace me?
Can you face me?
But now you can kiss my ass goodbye
Feel good are you satisfied?
Do you feel like suicide?
(I think you should)
Is your conscience all right
Does it plague you at night?
Do you feel good feel good?

You talk like a big business tycoon
You’re just a hot air balloon
So no one gives you a damn
You’re just an overgrown schoolboy
Let me tan your hide
A dog with disease
You’re the king of the ’sleaze’
Put your money where your mouth is
Mister know-all
Was the fin on your back
Part of the deal? (shark)
Death on two legs
You’re tearing me apart
Death on two legs
You’ve never had a heart (you never did) of your own
(right from the start)
Insane you should be put inside
You’re a sewer rat decaying in a cesspool of pride
Should be made unemployed
Then make yourself null and void
Make me feel good I feel good
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2008, 12:09:49 am »
She's a maid in heaven
At the 2 star hotel where breakfast in bed, good head
is just the price of a smile...

Be-bop Deluxe

Rapples

Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2008, 06:29:57 am »
Don't tell me you don't know what love is
When you're old enough to know better
When you find strange hands in your sweater
When your dreamboat turns out to be a footnote
I'm a man with a mission in two or three editions

And I'm giving you a longing look
Everyday, everyday, everyday I write the book


Elvis Costello

CAMRAMan

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Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2008, 08:02:24 am »
I heard a lovely rumour
That Bette Midler had a tumour
So gleefully I ran to tell my friends

But they said it was a lie
And she wasn't going to die
And by the way, have we got news for you

And they told me that the man
I had always known as dad
Hadn't met my mum when I was born

And they told me that I am
But I hope to god I'm not
The bastard son of Dean Friedman

...and you can thank your lucky stars, that
You're not the bastard son of Dean Friedman...

Half Man Half Biscuit
Very hard to choose one, as I was a teenage armchair Honved fan is a personal favourite for geographical reason, but I'll stick with Dean
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Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2008, 08:44:47 pm »
My mum and I we live alone
A great apartment is our home
In Fairhome Towers
I have to keep me company
Two dogs, a cat, a parakeet
Some plants and flowers
I help my mother with the chores
I wash, she dries, I do the floors
We work together
I shop and cook and sew a bit
Though mum does too I must admit
I do it better
At night I work in a strange bar
Impersonating every star
I'm quite deceiving
The customers come in with doubt
And wonder what I'm all about
But leave believing
I do a very special show
Where I am nude from head to toe
After stripteasing
Each night the men look so surprised
I change my sex before their eyes
Tell me if you can
What makes a man a man

At 3 o'clock or so I meet
With friends to have a bite to eat
And conversation
We love to empty out our hearts
With every subject from the arts
To liberation
We love to pull apart someone
And spread some gossip just for fun
Or start a rumour
We let our hair down, so to speak
And mock ourselves with tongue-in-cheek
And inside humour
So many times we have to pay
For having fun and being gay
It's not amusing
There's always those that spoil our games
By finding fault and calling names
Always accusing
They draw attention to themselves
At the expense of someone else
It's so confusing
Yet they make fun of how I talk
And imitate the way I walk
Tell me if you can
What makes a man a man

My masquerade comes to an end
And I go home to bed again
Alone and friendless
I close my eyes, I think of him
I fantasise what might have been
My dreams are endless
We love each other but it seems
The love is only in my dreams
It's so one sided
But in this life I must confess
The search for love and hapiness
Is unrequited
I ask myself what I have got
Of what I am and what I'm not
What have I given
The answers come from those who make
The rules that some of us must break
Just to keep living
I know my life is not a crime
I'm just a victim of my time
I stand defenceless
Nobody has the right to be
The judge of what is right for me
Tell me if you can
What make a man a man

Tell me if you can
Tell me if you can
Tell me if you can
What makes a man a man


Jacques Brel/Marc Almond
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I completely agree with Reg.

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clarion

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Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2008, 09:06:06 pm »
Not sure if our Marc deserves a writing credit on that, as Charles Aznavour sang the same translation a couple of decades earlier.

But it's a brilliant song.  On the subject of Brel....

*Goes to Google*
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clarion

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Re: Favourite Song Lyrics
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2008, 09:07:28 pm »
Ne Me Quitte Pas

Ne me quitte pas
Il faut oublier
Tout peut s'oublier
Qui s'enfuit deja
Oublier le temps
Des malentendus
Et le temps perdu
A savoir comment
Oublier ces heures
Qui tuaient parfois
A coups de pourquoi
Le coeur du bonheur
Ne me quitte pas (4 fois)

Moi je t'offrirai
Des perles de pluie
Venues de pays
Où il ne pleut pas
Je creuserai la terre
Jusqu'apres ma mort
Pour couvrir ton corps
D'or et de lumière
Je ferai un domaine
Où l'amour sera roi
Où l'amour sera loi
Où tu seras reine
Ne me quitte pas (4 fois)

Ne me quitte pas
Je t'inventerai
Des mots insensés
Que tu comprendras
Je te parlerai
De ces amants là
Qui ont vu deux fois
Leurs coeurs s'embraser
Je te racont'rai
L'histoire de ce roi
Mort de n'avoir pas
Pu te rencontrer
Ne me quitte pas (4 fois)

On a vu souvent
Rejaillir le feu
De l'ancien volcan
Qu'on croyait trop vieux
Il est paraît-il
Des terres brûlées
Donnant plus de blé
Qu'un meilleur avril
Et quand vient le soir
Pour qu'un ciel flamboie
Le rouge et le noir
Ne s'épousent-ils pas
Ne me quitte pas (4 fois)

Ne me quitte pas
Je ne vais plus pleurer
Je ne vais plus parler
Je me cacherai là
À te regarder
Danser et sourire
Et à t'écouter
Chanter et puis rire
Laisse-moi devenir
L'ombre de ton ombre
L'ombre de ta main
L'ombre de ton chien
Ne me quitte pas (4 fois)
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