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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

    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.
    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

    I believe that's "revved up" like a deuce. Talkin' fast cars, I think.
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
    ~ Mark Twain

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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.
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    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
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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

    Out on the streets, that's where we'll meet
    You make the night, I always cross the line
    Tightened our belts, abuse ourselves
    Get in our way, we'll put you on your shelf
    Another day, some other way
    We're gonna go, but then we'll see you again
    I've had enough, we've had enough
    Cold in vain, she said

    Excerpt from "Round and Round" by Ratt. Good song, good groove, but cheesy lyrics

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    Re: Song Lyrics That Don't Make Sense

    REO always made my head hurt with this:

    You take it on the run baby
    If that's the way you want it baby
    Then I don't want you around
    I don't believe it
    Not for a minute
    You're under the gun so you take it on the run

    Does he believe it or not? Am I missing something here?

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    "We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
    And then we'll take it higher
    Oh we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
    And then we'll take it higher "


    Eddy Grant "Electric Avenue"

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    Re: Song Lyrics That Don't Make Sense

    This is a fantastic song...


    Web in Front - Archers of Loaf

    Stuck a pin in your backbone.
    Spoke it down from there.
    All I ever wanted was to be your spine.
    Lost your friction and you slid for a mile.
    Overdone, overdrive, overlive, override.

    Youíre not the one who let me down,
    But thanks for offering.
    Itís not a voice and Iím not around.
    But thanks for picking it...

    Up, on the radio.
    Sampled your rust from a faucet, I know.
    Iíve got a magnet in my head,
    A magnet in my head.
    Extra thick, extra long, the way it was wasted.

    And thereís a chance that thingsíll get weird.
    Yeah, thatís a possibility.
    Although I didnít do anything,
    No, I didnít do anything.

    All I ever wanted,
    All I ever wanted,
    All I ever wanted was to be your spine.

    (repeat)

    And a mouth kept shut and a tongue twist tie.
    Youíre the web in front, youíre the favorite lie. (? )
    Youíre a buck my lip, youíre a lash my lie. (? )
    Youíre the web in front of a favorite lie.

    Stuck a pin in your backbone.
    Spoke it down from there.
    All I ever wanted was to be your spine.
    Iíve got a magnet in my head, a magnet in my head.
    Extra thick, extra long, the way it was wasted... wasted.
    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 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.
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    Re: Song Lyrics That Don't Make Sense

    Evelyn, the Modified Dog by Frank Zappa




    Evelyn, a modified dog
    Viewed the quivering fringe of a special doily
    Draped across the piano, with some surprise

    In the darkened room
    Where the chairs dismayed
    And the horrible curtains
    Muffled the rain
    She could hardly believe her eyes

    A curious breeze
    A garlic breath
    Which sounded like a snore
    Somewhere near the Steinway (or even from within)
    Had caused the doily fringe to waft & tremble in the gloom

    Evelyn, a dog, having undergone
    Further modification
    Pondered the significance of short-person behavior
    In pedal-depressed panchromatic resonance
    And other highly ambient domains . . .

    Arf she said
    I've been to dinner at Jimmy Buffet's house, and I've eaten it at a homeless shelter. And there's great joy and harrowing terror to be found in both places.
    -Todd Snider

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    Re: Song Lyrics That Don't Make Sense

    I am he as you are he as you are me
    and we are all together
    See how they run like pigs from a gun
    see how they fly
    I'm crying
    Sitting on a cornflake
    Waiting for the van to come
    Corporation T-shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday
    Man you've been a naughty boy
    you let your face grow long

    I am the eggman
    they are the eggmen
    I am the walrus
    Goo goo g' joob

    Mr. city policeman sitting
    pretty little policemen in a row
    See how they fly like Lucy in the sky
    See how they run
    I'm crying
    I'm crying, I'm crying
    Yellow matter custard
    Dripping from a dead dog's eye
    Crabalocker fishwife
    Pornographic priestess
    Boy, you've been a naughty girl
    you let your knickers down

    I am the eggman
    They are the eggmen
    I am the walrus
    Goo goo g' joob

    Sitting in an English garden
    waiting for the sun
    If the sun don't come you get a tan
    from standing in the English rain

    I am the eggman
    They are the eggmen
    I am the walrus
    Goo goo g' joob

    Expert, texpert choking smokers
    don't you think the joker laughs at you
    See how they smile like pigs in a sty
    See how they snide
    I'm crying
    Semolina pilchard
    climbing up the Eiffel tower
    Elementary penguin singing Hare Krishna
    Man, you should have seen them kicking
    Edgar Allan Poe

    I am the eggman
    They are the eggmen
    I am the walrus
    Goo goo g' joob
    Goo goo g' joob
    Goo goo g' goo
    goo goo g' joob goo
    juba juba juba
    juba juba juba
    juba juba juba juba
    juba juba
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    Re: Song Lyrics That Don't Make Sense

    How is it that Duran Duran just doesn't own this thread?

    Sample 1 (New Moon on Monday)
    Shake up the picture the lizard mixture
    With your dance on the eventide
    You got me coming up with answers
    All of which I deny
    I said it again
    Could I please rephrase it
    Maybe I can catch a ride
    I couldn't really put it much plainer
    But I'll wait till you decide
    Send me your warning siren
    As if I could ever hide
    Last time La Luna

    Sample 2 - (Save A Prayer)
    Feel the breeze deep on the inside,
    Look you down into your well
    If you can, you'll see the world in all his fire
    Take a chance
    (Like all dreamers can't find another way)
    You don't have to dream it all, just live a day

    Sample 3 - (The Reflex)
    So why don't you use it?
    Try not to bruise it
    Buy time don't lose it
    The reflex is an only child he's waiting in the park
    The reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark
    And watching over lucky clover isn't that bizarre
    Every little thing the reflex does
    Leaves you answered with a question mark


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