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    Song Lyrics That Don't Make Sense

    "She's like the wind, through my tree" - She's Like the Wind, Patrick Swayze.

    His tree? what on earth is he talking about?

    "I heard her talkin' with her friend when she thought nobody else was around. She said she's got to be somebody's baby. 'Cause when the cars and the signs and the streetlights light up the town." Somebody's Baby, Jackson Browne.

    Why would the girl who is "somebody's baby," refer to herself as somebody's baby - and in the third person?

    And what's that last line thrown in there for? (It doesn't relate to the next line either.)

    How about this gem from REM's Leaving New York:

    "It's easier to leave than to be left behind
    Leaving was never my proud
    Leaving New York Never easy"

    Leaving was never your proud? Okay then.

    Feel free to add to the list.

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    Re: Song Lyrics That Don't Make Sense

    An ounce of perception,
    A pound of obscure.
    Process information at half speed.
    Pause, rewind, replay,
    Warm memory chip,
    Random sample, hold the one you need.

    Rush (Vital Signs)
    Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun

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    Re: Song Lyrics That Don't Make Sense

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    An ounce of perception,
    A pound of obscure.
    Process information at half speed.
    Pause, rewind, replay,
    Warm memory chip,
    Random sample, hold the one you need.

    Rush (Vital Signs)
    That one also has one of the most ridiculous choruses ever sung in a rock song:

    Everybody's got mixed feelings
    About the function and the form
    Everybody's got to deviate from the norm
    We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.

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    Re: Song Lyrics That Don't Make Sense

    Blinded by the light
    Wrapped up like a deuce
    Another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light


    Huh? What was Manfred Man thinking of?

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    Re: Song Lyrics That Don't Make Sense

    Quote Originally Posted by alex trevino
    Blinded by the light
    Wrapped up like a deuce
    Another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light


    Huh? What was Manfred Man thinking of?
    Bruce Springsteen wrote it. But I see your point.

    Also, I was never sure that Mann was actually saying Deuce.
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    Re: Song Lyrics That Don't Make Sense

    I believe that's "revved up" like a deuce. Talkin' fast cars, I think.
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    Re: Song Lyrics That Don't Make Sense

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    I believe that's "revved up" like a deuce. Talkin' fast cars, I think.
    And Springsteen, I believe, sang "cut loose like a deuce." Apparently Manfred Mann didn't care for internal ryhmes.

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    Re: Song Lyrics That Don't Make Sense

    Quote Originally Posted by tixe
    Apparently Manfred Mann didn't care for internal ryhmes.
    He picked the wrong song to rip off then.

    Quote Originally Posted by tixe
    And Springsteen, I believe, sang "cut loose like a deuce."
    Yep. God I hate it when people get the words wrong.
    Last edited by Reds Nd2; 01-05-2006 at 12:35 AM.
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    Re: Song Lyrics That Don't Make Sense

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Nd2
    Yep. God I hate it when people get the words wrong.
    Nd2, I'm with you on that one. I could damn near start another thread that consisted entirely of mis-sung lyrics that I have personally heard bellowed from the backseat of my car as a youth:

    "I'll weave...grass around your fin-gerrr" (Wrapped around your finger by The Police)

    "I supply the fi-ish..." (Eyes without a face by Billy Idol)

    "There's...a bathroom on the right..." (Bad moon rising by CCR)

    "I'm tryin' to be your poor-little man" (Forever man by Eric Clapton)

    "I've got electric boobs..." (Benny and the Jets by Elton John)

    "Islands of seals..." (Our lips are sealed by The Go-Go's)

    That's just the ones that I can think of right now.
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    Re: Song Lyrics That Don't Make Sense

    Quote Originally Posted by Blimpie
    "I've got electric boobs..." (Benny and the Jets by Elton John)
    That could be Dolly Parton's theme song.
    Will trade this space for a #1 starter.

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    Re: Song Lyrics That Don't Make Sense

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    I believe that's "revved up" like a deuce. Talkin' fast cars, I think.
    Yep... Bruce is from our former great car culture, Thunder Road, Racing in the Streets, Backstreets, Johnny 99, and on and on and on..... Cars used to be a very important part of a young mans life... you must remember the joy you felt when you popped the hood and you could actually fix something without a degree in electrical engineering.

    I'd write a song about that too.

    Sigur Rós lyrics confound me...

    Then I read
    you won't be able to find lyrics and translations from ( ) because the vocals don't contain lyrics [see question above]. the band had planned to do official translations of ágćtis byrjun in 2000 with the help of a grammarian but no progress has been made in this matter. you can read lyrics in icelandic with word-for-word english translations of song titles in our lyrics section.

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    Re: Song Lyrics That Don't Make Sense

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Yep... Bruce is from our former great car culture, Thunder Road, Racing in the Streets, Backstreets, Johnny 99, and on and on and on.....
    Don't forget Cadillac Ranch.

    Well, there she sits buddy justa gleaming in the sun
    There to greet a working man when his day is done
    I'm gonna pack my pa and I'm gonna pack my aunt
    I'm gonna take them down to the Cadillac Ranch

    Eldorado fins, whitewalls and skirts
    Rides just like a little bit of heaven here on earth
    Well buddy when I die throw my body in the back
    And drive me to the junkyard in my Cadillac

    Cadillac, Cadillac
    Long and dark, shiny and black
    Open up your engines let 'em roar
    Tearing up the highway like a big old dinosaur
    "...You just have a wider lens than one game."
    --Former Reds GM Wayne Krivsky, on why he didn't fly Josh Hamilton to Colorado for one game.

    "...its money well-spent. Don't screw around with your freedom."
    --Roy Tucker, on why you need to lawyer up when you find yourself swimming with sharks.

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    Re: Song Lyrics That Don't Make Sense

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Nd2
    Don't forget Cadillac Ranch.
    Real place... one of my Film Profs was involved in the creation of it.


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    Re: Song Lyrics That Don't Make Sense

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Real place... one of my Film Profs was involved in the creation of it.
    Cool pic. It's the first time I've seen a picture of it in color.
    "...You just have a wider lens than one game."
    --Former Reds GM Wayne Krivsky, on why he didn't fly Josh Hamilton to Colorado for one game.

    "...its money well-spent. Don't screw around with your freedom."
    --Roy Tucker, on why you need to lawyer up when you find yourself swimming with sharks.

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    Re: Song Lyrics That Don't Make Sense

    My favorite band could write the book on obscure lyrics.

    How's this?

    A seasoned witch could call you from the depths of your disgrace,
    And rearrange your liver to the solid mental grace,
    And achieve it all with music that came quickly from afar,
    Then taste the fruit of man recorded losing all against the hour.
    And assessing points to nowhere, leading ev'ry single one.
    A dewdrop can exalt us like the music of the sun,
    And take away the plain in which we move,
    And choose the course you're running.

    "Close to the Edge" - Yes

    Cincinnati Chili probably knows the rest of this one by heart.
    Last edited by RFS62; 01-04-2006 at 11:29 PM.
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