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02-09-2016, 02:23 AM
RE: A few lyrics from a song you may like.
Appropriate for an atheist site...

Priests and cannibals, prehistoric animals,
Everybody happy as the dead come home.
Big black nemesis, parthenogenesis,
No one move a muscle as the dead come home.

I'm a creationist... I believe that man created God.
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02-09-2016, 11:52 AM
RE: A few lyrics from a song you may like.
(01-09-2016 06:11 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  
(01-09-2016 01:21 AM)The Dark One Wrote:  Thumpalumpacus

The Cure, Jimi, and..no idea whatsoever, lol

That last one is Television, lyrics to the title track, "Marquee Moon". If you've never heard that album, run, don't walk, to your nearest Internet outlet and order that album. As a guitarist yourself, you will appreciate the interplay between twin guitarists Richard Lloyd and Tom Verlaine -- they interweave their playing in a manner similar to Bach, with a snotty punk attitude.

The fact that the lyrics are poetry is just gravy.

I'm thinking you are a Gibson guy, like me. When I hear in my mind's ear myself playing a solo, it's a Gibson tone -- in my case, an SG through some smokin' 6L6s pushed by a juicebox. These guys come from an entirely different angle -- Strats and Jaguars through cranked Deluxe Reverbs, on the edge of breakup. It's all good, though -- they make it work. It ain't heavy metal, but it sure as hell is rock and roll.

From that album, the opening track. Listen to how the guitars work together, and don't argue. And then, at 1:49 into, starts one of my favorite guitar solos ever -- not technical at all, just some schlub playing at the edge of his ability, and sounding at a time or two like he's about to fall off the cliff ... but he pulls out and carries on. A fighter-pilot like yourself should be able to appreciate that much. It's a perfect example of a guitar solo taking a song to another level:




I have CDs of Marquee Moon and the follow-up Adventure, as well as the live Blow-Up that came out a few years later, but I had forgotten all about this band until this thread reminded me. I am listening to Marquee Moon right now, and it's glorious. Thanks for the reminder!
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02-09-2016, 01:20 PM
RE: A few lyrics from a song you may like.
Talk about your plenty, talk about your ills,
One man gathers what another man spills.

Grateful Dead, St. Stephen
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02-09-2016, 02:22 PM
RE: A few lyrics from a song you may like.
That's me in the corner
That's me in the spotlight
Losing my religion
Trying to keep up with you
And I don't know if I can do it
Oh no I've said too much
I haven't said enough
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03-09-2016, 01:12 AM (This post was last modified: 03-09-2016 01:15 AM by Thumpalumpacus.)
RE: A few lyrics from a song you may like.
(02-09-2016 11:52 AM)Grasshopper Wrote:  
(01-09-2016 06:11 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  That last one is Television, lyrics to the title track, "Marquee Moon". If you've never heard that album, run, don't walk, to your nearest Internet outlet and order that album. As a guitarist yourself, you will appreciate the interplay between twin guitarists Richard Lloyd and Tom Verlaine -- they interweave their playing in a manner similar to Bach, with a snotty punk attitude.

The fact that the lyrics are poetry is just gravy.

I'm thinking you are a Gibson guy, like me. When I hear in my mind's ear myself playing a solo, it's a Gibson tone -- in my case, an SG through some smokin' 6L6s pushed by a juicebox. These guys come from an entirely different angle -- Strats and Jaguars through cranked Deluxe Reverbs, on the edge of breakup. It's all good, though -- they make it work. It ain't heavy metal, but it sure as hell is rock and roll.

From that album, the opening track. Listen to how the guitars work together, and don't argue. And then, at 1:49 into, starts one of my favorite guitar solos ever -- not technical at all, just some schlub playing at the edge of his ability, and sounding at a time or two like he's about to fall off the cliff ... but he pulls out and carries on. A fighter-pilot like yourself should be able to appreciate that much. It's a perfect example of a guitar solo taking a song to another level:




I have CDs of Marquee Moon and the follow-up Adventure, as well as the live Blow-Up that came out a few years later, but I had forgotten all about this band until this thread reminded me. I am listening to Marquee Moon right now, and it's glorious. Thanks for the reminder!

The pleasure's mine, Hops. They're criminally underrated and a band I plump when I can.

On a personal note, they changed my songwriting forever, showing me that rhyming is overrated, but imagery and vibe make for power.

Since you mention the Dead, I'll say that while I'm no big fan, these lyrics cut to the bone, for me:

You who choose to lead must follow
But if you fall you fall alone
If you should stand then who's to guide you?
If I knew the way I would take you home
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03-09-2016, 03:25 AM
RE: A few lyrics from a song you may like.
There's no point for democracy
When ignorance is celebrated.
Political scientists get the same one vote
As some Arkansas inbred.
Majority Rules don't work in mental institutions,
Sometimes the smallest, softest voice
Carries the bright, biggest solutions!

What are we left with?
A nation of God-fearing, pregnant nationalists
Who feel it's their duty to populate the Homeland,
Pass on traditions,
How-to-get-ahead religions,
And prosperity via simpleton culture.
The idiots are taking over.
The idiots are taking over.


- NOFX

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03-09-2016, 03:34 AM
RE: A few lyrics from a song you may like.
Another all-time favorite. Sorry for the spam, but this one's hard to edit unless I want to lose the meaning:

It does not bother me to say this isn't love,
Because if you don't want to talk about it
Then it isn't love.
And I guess I'm going to have to live with that,
But I'm sure there's something in a shade of gray,
Or something in between--
And I can always change my name,
If that's what you mean.

My friend assures me, "It's all or nothing",
But I am not really worried-
I am not overly concerned.

You try to tell your self
The things you try tell your self
To make yourself forget
To make your self forget
I am not worried-
"If it's love" she said,
"Then were gonna have to think about the consequences".
But she can't stop shaking,
And I can't stop touching her--

And this time, when kindness falls like rain
It washes her away,
And Anna begins to change her mind.
"These seconds when I'm shaking
Leave me shuddering for days", she says.
And I'm not ready for this sort of thing.


-Counting Crows

(Posting this one; it deserves to be heard by anyone who hasn't.)





Okay, 4:34 AM... gonna try to go back to sleep.

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03-09-2016, 09:24 AM
RE: A few lyrics from a song you may like.
You don't change the city
the city changes you

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03-09-2016, 06:21 PM (This post was last modified: 03-09-2016 06:28 PM by RocketSurgeon76.)
RE: A few lyrics from a song you may like.
(03-09-2016 09:24 AM)Banjo Wrote:  You don't change the city
the city changes you

I had to look that one up; I'd never heard of Tina Dickow. Pretty song.

My turn:

I know nothing of your kind,
And I won't reveal your evil mind.
Is it over yet? I can't win!

So sacrifice yourself, and let me have what's left.
I know that I can find the fire in your eyes.
I'm going all the way,
Get away!...please.

You take the breath right out of me...





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03-09-2016, 06:24 PM
RE: A few lyrics from a song you may like.
When I awoke, the Dire Wolf
Six hundred pounds of sin
Was grinnin at my window
All I said was "come on in"

Don't murder me
I beg of you don't murder me
Please
don't murder me




#sigh
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