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    Whatever happened to...

    Songs you could sing along with? In my dotage, I can look forward to singing classics from the last century - what on earth can the millennials sing (other than "boof boof boof")...

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    Modern music is like babyfood, in the same way that food has to be soft and mashed up for a baby the music has to be simplified to a stage where it doesn’t require conscious thought to appreciate, it all sounds the same!

    Whatever happened to lyrics?.....some stupid bird repeating a banal line 3 timess doesn’t constitute lyrical content in my book.......but what do I know, I’m 60, I had to endure the Beatles, Stones, Dylan, Steely Dan, Motown Soul, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell, The Who, The Kinks......if only I’d been born 40 years later!

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    The caterpillar sheds his skin to find a butterfly within
    Caterpillar sheds his skin to find a butterfly within
    First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is
    First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain

    and.....

    She said, there is no reason
    And the truth is plain to see'
    But 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 have just as well've been closed

    Halogen days Rodders, halogen days...
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post


    The caterpillar sheds his skin to find a butterfly within
    Caterpillar sheds his skin to find a butterfly within
    First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is
    First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain

    and.....

    She said, there is no reason
    And the truth is plain to see'
    But 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 have just as well've been closed

    Halogen days Rodders, halogen days...
    They were smoking strange stuff back then... Btw, the first one I had to look up; the second one is easy!

    Two boys in my household. The first one loves the Dutch version of rap-music. Horrible stuff. My youngest (same upbringing...) is into old music and more-or-less modern 'indy'. His Spotify playlist is a blessing to my ears.

    Menno

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    I like it

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    The wild dogs cry out in the night
    As they grow restless, longing for some solitary company
    I know that I must do what's right
    As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti

    I can't believe anyone will ever write a better set of lyrics than Africa by Toto.

    What better time to revisit this.


    You can live in your car but you can't drive your house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy100 View Post
    I can't believe anyone will ever write a better set of lyrics than Africa by Toto.

    A diamond necklace played the pawn
    Hand in hand some drummed along, oh
    To a handsome mannered baton
    A blind class aristocracy
    Back through the opera glass you see
    The pit and the pendulum drawn
    Columnated ruins domino

    Canvass the town and brush the backdrop
    Are you sleeping?


    Surfs Up - The Beach Boys (lyrics by Van Dyke Parks).
    Last edited by Seiko7A38; 9th December 2018 at 06:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post
    Modern music is like babyfood, in the same way that food has to be soft and mashed up for a baby the music has to be simplified to a stage where it doesn’t require conscious thought to appreciate, it all sounds the same!

    Whatever happened to lyrics?.....some stupid bird repeating a banal line 3 timess doesn’t constitute lyrical content in my book.......but what do I know, I’m 60, I had to endure the Beatles, Stones, Dylan, Steely Dan, Motown Soul, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell, The Who, The Kinks......if only I’d been born 40 years later!
    Old people complain about young people and reminiss about halcyon days. Was ever thus!


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    Plenty of very good new music out there. It's just not in the charts

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    Catchy tune+


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    Did you ever see a woman
    Coming out of New York City
    With a frog in her hand

    Did you ever see a woman
    Coming out of New York City
    With a frog in her hand

    I did don't you know
    I did don't you know
    I did don't you know
    And don't it show

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy100 View Post


    I can't believe anyone will ever write a better set of lyrics than Africa by Toto.

    or more geographically inaccurate.

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    De do do do de da da da
    Is all I want to say to you

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    One pill makes you larger
    And one pill makes you small
    And the ones that mother gives you
    Don't do anything at all
    Go ask Alice
    When she's ten feet tall

    And if you go chasing rabbits
    And you know you're going to fall
    Tell 'em a hookah smoking caterpillar
    Has given you the call...
    Call Alice
    When she was just small

    When the men on the chessboard
    Get up and tell you where to go
    And you've just had some kind of mushroom
    And your mind is moving low
    Go ask Alice
    I think she'll know

    When logic and proportion
    Have fallen sloppy dead
    And the White Knight is talking backwards
    And the Red Queen's off with her head
    Remember what the Dormouse said
    Feed your head
    Feed your head

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    One pill makes you larger
    And one pill makes you small
    And the ones that mother gives you
    Don't do anything at all
    Go ask Alice
    When she's ten feet tall

    And if you go chasing rabbits
    And you know you're going to fall
    Tell 'em a hookah smoking caterpillar
    Has given you the call...
    Call Alice
    When she was just small

    When the men on the chessboard
    Get up and tell you where to go
    And you've just had some kind of mushroom
    And your mind is moving low
    Go ask Alice
    I think she'll know

    When logic and proportion
    Have fallen sloppy dead
    And the White Knight is talking backwards
    And the Red Queen's off with her head
    Remember what the Dormouse said
    Feed your head
    Feed your head

    Eddie
    oh yes! Love the way the music builds...

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    Well, I just got into town about an hour ago
    Took a look around, see which way the wind blow
    Where the little girls in their Hollywood bungalows

    Are you a lucky little lady in The City of Lights?
    Or just another lost angel?
    City of Night, City of Night
    City of Night, City of Night, whoa, c'mon

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    One pill makes you larger
    And one pill makes you small
    And the ones that mother gives you
    Don't do anything at all
    Go ask Alice
    When she's ten feet tall

    And if you go chasing rabbits
    And you know you're going to fall
    Tell 'em a hookah smoking caterpillar
    Has given you the call...
    Call Alice
    When she was just small

    When the men on the chessboard
    Get up and tell you where to go
    And you've just had some kind of mushroom
    And your mind is moving low
    Go ask Alice
    I think she'll know

    When logic and proportion
    Have fallen sloppy dead
    And the White Knight is talking backwards
    And the Red Queen's off with her head
    Remember what the Dormouse said
    Feed your head
    Feed your head

    Eddie
    I can hear Grace as I read that :-)

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    The sun has got his hat on
    Hip hip hip hooray
    The sun has got his hat on and he's coming out to play

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    Ob La Di...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parabola View Post
    Plenty of very good new music out there. It's just not in the charts
    Absolutely here sure is, but you have to put some effort into finding it as there is much more dross thanks to self-publication, and anything new and good has to compete against all that has come before it to gain airplay.

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    A faint haze of delirium creeps upon me
    All at once a tall stranger I suddenly see
    He's dressed in a silver sparked glittering gown
    And his golden beard flows nearly down to the ground.

    Fancy having to look up Donovan - shame on you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy100 View Post
    The wild dogs cry out in the night
    As they grow restless, longing for some solitary company
    I know that I must do what's right
    As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti

    I can't believe anyone will ever write a better set of lyrics than Africa by Toto.

    What better time to revisit this.

    I always liked "The Mississippi Delta was shining like a National guitar...." something just brilliant about it, in a simple way.

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    Maybe some of the drug-inspired lyrics of the 60s and 70s were a bit shite when you analyse them......but at least they were good shite

    Best of Jefferson Airplane's on my CD player now......White Rabbit's a cracking song!

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    Drinking in the morning sun
    Blinking in the morning sun
    Shaking off a heavy one
    Yeah, heavy like a loaded gun

    What made me behave that way?
    Using words I never say
    I can only think it must be love
    Oh anyway, it's looking like a beautiful day

    Someone tell me how I feel
    It's silly wrong, but vivid right
    Oh, kiss me like a final meal
    Yeah, kiss me like we die tonight

    'Cause holy cow, I love your eyes
    And only now I see the light
    Yeah, lying with you half awake
    Oh, anyway, it's looking like a beautiful day

    When my face is chamois creased
    If you think I wink, I did
    Laugh politely at repeats
    Yeah, kiss me when my lips are thin

    'Cause holy cow, I love your eyes
    And only now I see the light
    Yeah, lying with you half awake
    Stumbling over what to say
    Well, anyway, it's looking like a beautiful day

    So throw those curtains wide
    One day like this a year would see me right
    Throw those curtains wide
    One day like this a year would see me right

    Throw those curtains wide
    One day like this a year would see me right
    Throw those curtains wide
    One day like this a year would see me right for life

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    Dogs at Midnight
    Words and Music by Tom Paxton

    You might hear dogs at midnight,
    High up a treeless hill,
    Workin' their own graveyard shift,
    And howlin' out their fill,
    While down below in Coal Town,
    A woman lies awake,
    And hears her sleeping husband fight,
    For every breath he takes.
    [Cho:]
    Oh, the rockslide may not get you,
    The fire might pass you by.
    When the gas goes up,
    It might not be your time to die;
    But every year gets harder
    To draw a simple breath
    When the black lung gets you,
    That's the kiss of death


    You might see old men waiting,
    On the county courthouse green.
    Tellin' tales at noontime,
    Of the bitter sights they've seen.
    It makes a postcard picture there,
    Beside the courthouse door,
    Unless you know just why they're waitin',
    And what they're waitin' for.

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    Bullet In The Gun
    Planet Perfecto

    There's a bullet in the gun
    There's a fire in your heart
    You will move all mountains
    That stand in your path
    Till the end of all time
    I'll be by your side
    Always dream that I'm yours
    And I'll dream you're mine

    Fight fire with fire
    Fight fire with fire
    Light enemies with love

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    I left my job my boss my car and my home
    I'm leaving for a destination I still don't know
    Somewhere nobody must have duties at all
    And if you like this you can follow me so let's go,
    Follow me
    And let's go
    To a place where belong and leave our troubles at home come with me
    We can go to a paradise of love and joy a destination unknown
    Now I won't feel those heavy shoulders no more
    My life got better now I finally enjoy,
    Yes all the people want to come here and so?
    Come on and join us you can do that now let's go
    Follow me
    And let's go
    To the place where we belong and leave our troubles at home come with me
    We can go to a paradise of love and joy a Destination Unknown

    Can't listen to this without playing the awsome video in my mind

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    Some lyrics make me smile, in a good way.......these by John Prine always do......

    She was a level-headed dancer on the road to alcohol
    And I was just a soldier on my way to Montreal
    Well she pressed her chest against me
    About the time the jukebox broke
    Yeah, she gave me a peck on the back of the neck
    And these are the words she spoke

    Blow up your TV throw away your paper
    Go to the country, build you a home
    Plant a little garden, eat a lot of peaches
    Try an find Jesus on your own

    Last edited by oldoakknives; 10th December 2018 at 00:20. Reason: comma!

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    Always liked this from Al Stewart,

    On a morning from a Bogart movie
    In a country where they turn back time
    You go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre
    Contemplating a crime
    She comes out of the sun in a silk dress running
    Like a watercolor in the rain
    Don't bother asking for explanations
    She'll just tell you that she came
    In the year of the cat


    Maybe because I like old movies, or cats?

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    They don't write them like this anymore




    Or indeed:

    Last edited by Velorum; 10th December 2018 at 10:52.

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