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  1. 16 Oct '09 06:41
    good and the bad...

    This one I've never understood, and to be honest until I googled the lyrics I had it all wrong anyway! Great song, but I don't know why!!

    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Madman drummers bummers,
    Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat
    In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat
    With a boulder on my shoulder, feelin' kinda older,
    I tripped the merry-go-round
    With this very unpleasin', sneezin' and wheezin,
    the calliope crashed to the ground
    The calliope crashed to the ground
    But she was...
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Some silicone sister with a manager mister told me I go what it takes
    She said "I'll turn you on sonny to something strong,
    play the song with the funky break"
    And go-cart Mozart was checkin' out the weather chart to see if it was safe outside
    And little Early-Pearly came by in his curly-wurly and asked me if I needed a ride
    Asked me if I needed a ride
    But she was...
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light
    She got down but she never got tired
    She's gonna make it through the night
    She's gonna make it through the night
    But mama, that's where the fun is
    But mama, that's where the fun is
    Mama always told me not to look into the eye's of the sun
    But mama, that's where the fun is
    Some brimstone baritone anticyclone rolling stone preacher from the east
    Says, "Dethrone the dictaphone, hit it in it's funny bone,
    that's where they expect it least"
    And some new-mown chaperone was standin' in the corner,
    watching the young girls dance
    And some fresh-sown moonstone was messin' with his frozen zone, reminding him of romance
    The calliope crashed to the ground
    But she was...
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light
    Madman drummers bummers, Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat
    In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat
    With a boulder on my shoulder, feelin' kinda older,
    I tripped the merry-go-round
    With this very unpleasin', sneezin' and wheezin,
    the calliope crashed to the ground
    Now Scott with a slingshot finially found a tender spot and throws his lover in the sand
    And some bloodshot forget-me-not said daddy's within earshot save the buckshot, turn up the band
    Some silicone sister with a manager mister told me I go what it takes
    She said "I'll turn you on sonny to something strong"
  2. 16 Oct '09 14:49
    Seal's 'Kiss From a Rose' always baffled me:


    There used to be a graying tower alone on the sea.
    You became the light on the dark side of me.
    Love remained a drug that's the high and not the pill.
    But did you know,
    That when it snows,
    My eyes become large and
    The light that you shine can be seen.
    Baby,
    I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the gray.
    Ooh,
    The more I get of you,
    The stranger it feels, yeah.
    And now that your rose is in bloom.
    A light hits the gloom on the gray.
    There is so much a man can tell you,
    So much he can say.
    You remain,
    My power, my pleasure, my pain, baby
    To me you're like a growing addiction that I can't deny.
    Won't you tell me is that healthy, baby?
    But did you know,
    That when it snows,
    My eyes become large and the light that you shine can be seen.
    Baby,
    I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the gray.
    Ooh, the more I get of you
    The stranger it feels, yeah
    Now that your rose is in bloom.
    A light hits the gloom on the gray,
    I've been kissed by a rose on the gray,
    I've been kissed by a rose
    I've been kissed by a rose on the gray,
    ...And if I should fall along the way
    I've been kissed by a rose
    ...been kissed by a rose on the gray.
    There is so much a man can tell you,
    So much he can say.
    You remain
    My power, my pleasure, my pain.
    To me you're like a growing addiction that I can't deny, yeah
    Won't you tell me is that healthy, baby.
    But did you know,
    That when it snows,
    My eyes become large and the light that you shine can be seen.
    Baby,
    I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the gray.
    Ooh, the more I get of you
    The stranger it feels, yeah
    Now that your rose is in bloom,
    A light hits the gloom on the gray.
    Yes I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the gray
    Ooh, the more I get of you
    The stranger it feels, yeah
    And now that your rose is in bloom
    A light hits the gloom on the gray
    Now that your rose is in bloom,
    A light hits the gloom on the gray.

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    I mean, what the hell is all that about?
  3. 16 Oct '09 15:32
    Elton John's "Solar Prestige a Gammon":

    Oh ma cameo molesting
    Kee pa a poorer for tea
    Solar prestige a gammon
    Lantern or turbert paw kwee

    Solar prestige a gammon
    Kool kar kyrie kay salmon
    Har ring molassis abounding
    Common lap kitch sardin a poor floundin

    Cod ee say oo pay a loto
    My zeta prestige toupay a floored
    Ray indee pako a gammon
    Solar prestige a pako can nord
  4. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    17 Oct '09 02:32
    Many of the songs written by Tom Marshall and Trey Anastasio.
  5. Standard member Gatecrasher
    Whale watching
    17 Oct '09 22:04
    Procol Harem's A Whiter Shade of Pale:

    We skipped a light fandango,
    Turned cartwheels 'cross the floor.
    I was feeling kind of seasick,
    But the crowd called out for more.
    The room was humming harder,
    As the ceiling flew away.
    When we called out for another drink,
    The waiter brought a tray.

    And so it was that later,
    As the miller told his tale,
    That her face at first just ghostly,
    Turned a whiter shade of pale.

    She said there is no reason,
    And the truth is plain to see
    That I wandered through my playing cards,
    And would not let her be
    One of sixteen vestal virgins
    Who were leaving for the coast.
    And although my eyes were open,
    They might just as well have been closed.

    And so it was later,
    As the miller told his tale,
    That her face at first just ghostly,
    Turned a whiter shade of pale.
  6. 19 Oct '09 13:28
    I would suspect that for many lyrics like these it is not about the textual meaning but the picture painted. You have to BE there to understand them. If you are NOT then no amount of explanation will suffice.
  7. 19 Oct '09 18:00
    I always thought heroes and villains was pretty nonsensical.

    "Ive been in this town so long that back in the city
    Ive been taken for lost and gone
    And unknown for a long long time

    Fell in love years ago
    With an innocent girl
    From the spanish and indian home
    Home of the heroes and villains

    Once at night catillian squared the fight
    And she was right in the rain of the bullets that eventually brought her down
    But shes still dancing in the night
    Unafraid of what a dudell do in a town full of heroes and villains

    Heroes and villains
    Just see what youve done

    Heroes and villains
    Just see what youve done

    Stand or fall I know there
    Shall be peace in the valley
    And its all an affair
    Of my life with the heroes and villains

    My children were raised
    You know they suddenly rise
    They started slow long ago
    Head to toe healthy weathy and wise

    Ive been in this town so long
    So long to the city
    Im fit with the stuff
    To ride in the rough
    And sunny down snuff Im alright
    By the heroes and

    Heroes and villains
    Just see what youve done

    Heroes and villains
    Just see what youve done
  8. 24 Oct '09 07:26
    Luskus Delph - Procol Harum

    Tulips lips oh luskus delph
    Your baking breath breeds body "x"
    With silken measures try to gauge
    The inside sweetness of your cave.

    Peach preserve your simmering jewel
    Hid away like orphan's gruel
    Help me find the widow's crack
    Make me stick like ceiling wax

    Almond eyed my turkish pearl
    Burn me up sweet oyster girl
    Shove me in your steaming vat
    Make me split like chicken fat


    If you have to ask what this about then you are too young to be here.
  9. 27 Oct '09 16:54
    A few hit songs with lyrics by John Lennon had no meaning.

    I didn't say none of them had meaning.
  10. 08 Nov '09 03:17
    "sugar, sugar", by the archies ( circa 1970 a.d. ).
  11. 08 Nov '09 03:25
    Originally posted by divegeester
    good and the bad...

    This one I've never understood, and to be honest until I googled the lyrics I had it all wrong anyway! Great song, but I don't know why!!

    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up ...[text shortened]... what it takes
    She said "I'll turn you on sonny to something strong"
    OMG those are really the lyrics??? That's not what I THOUGHT they were saying all those years!! 😳
  12. 07 Dec '09 20:08
    Originally posted by Badwater
    Elton John's "Solar Prestige a Gammon":

    Oh ma cameo molesting
    Kee pa a poorer for tea
    Solar prestige a gammon
    Lantern or turbert paw kwee

    Solar prestige a gammon
    Kool kar kyrie kay salmon
    Har ring molassis abounding
    Common lap kitch sardin a poor floundin

    Cod ee say oo pay a loto
    My zeta prestige toupay a floored
    Ray indee pako a gammon
    Solar prestige a pako can nord
    THAT song literally is nonsense!

    The lyrics are meant to sound like real words, but are made up in response to criticism from those who interpreted his lyrics.


    That song is also a testimony to just how talented of a musician he was. He turned nonsense lyrics into a widely-selling song! Alot of musicians these days are lacking of that kind of talent.
  13. Standard member Gatecrasher
    Whale watching
    07 Dec '09 23:46
    Originally posted by reinfeld
    "sugar, sugar", by the archies ( circa 1970 a.d. ).
    What? No!

    It's got meaning. Boy and girl sweet on each other. Not deep, profound meaning, granted, but its got meaning.
  14. 08 Dec '09 23:36
    Originally posted by Gatecrasher
    What? No!

    It's got meaning. Boy and girl sweet on each other. Not deep, profound meaning, granted, but its got meaning.
    Hey, I got that one off the back of a cereal box! The meaning was clear -- people will buy any crappy cereal if you reward them!
  15. Standard member expuddlepirate
    Exaulted high possum
    16 Dec '09 03:21
    Originally posted by pawnhandler
    Hey, I got that one off the back of a cereal box! The meaning was clear -- people will buy any crappy cereal if you reward them!
    Come on now, Honey Combs tasted good. (Not that I would know from having the box to cut the record off the back)