Share your greatest song or lyric???


If I remember right, this is about Marilyn Monroe. A really cool song by the band that paved the way for tons of bands in the 80s and 90s.
 

If I remember right, this is about Marilyn Monroe. A really cool song by the band that paved the way for tons of bands in the 80s and 90s.
Crikey - Bauhaus were de rigueur when i was in 6th form!
 
The last part of the chorus from Papa Was A Rolling Stone by The Undisputed Truth, then The Temptations.

Papa was a rolling stone
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone.

Sad, but really good writing.
 
The last part of the chorus from Papa Was A Rolling Stone by The Undisputed Truth, then The Temptations.

Papa was a rolling stone
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone.

Sad, but really good writing.
You will get a laugh out of this; I always though it said, "when he died all he left us was a loan".:)
 
"I'm a man who has veeery speciiific tastes
YOU YOU YOU'RE JUST MY TYPE!
Oh you got a pulse and you are breathing ..."
 
"Blame my reason on my name
Blame my name on my reason
Blame my lack of knowing better on public education
Blame smoke on the fire
Blame fire on the smoke
Blame the fight on the bouncer that couldn't take a joke
But it ain't my fault"
 
The classic example is "'scuse me while I kiss this guy".
"Blame my reason on my name
Blame my name on my reason
Blame my lack of knowing better on public education
Blame smoke on the fire
Blame fire on the smoke
Blame the fight on the bouncer that couldn't take a joke
But it ain't my fault"
the message seems similar to a classic Oingo Boingo song: Only a Lad

The lady down the block
She had a radio that Johnny wanted, oh, so bad
So he took it the first chance he had
And then he shot her in the leg
But this is what she said

only a lad
You really can't blame him
Only a lad
Society made him
Only a lad
He's our responsibility
Oh, oh-woah-woah

 
You will get a laugh out of this; I always though it said, "when he died all he left us was a loan".:)
This is actually an unsettled debate, people have claimed the original album lyrics say "loan", but alone makes intuitive sense.

Murkier is that the Temptations did not write the original song.

"none of you have got it right.

all he left us was a koan. a zen koan."


- Vic Ajax, 2006.

 
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the message seems similar to a classic Oingo Boingo song: Only a Lad

The lady down the block
She had a radio that Johnny wanted, oh, so bad
So he took it the first chance he had
And then he shot her in the leg
But this is what she said

only a lad
You really can't blame him
Only a lad
Society made him
Only a lad
He's our responsibility
Oh, oh-woah-woah

 
Here's an oldie but a goodie: Good Guys and Bad Guys by Camper Van Beethoven

Well there are good guys and there are bad guys
And there are crooks and criminals
There are doctors and there are lawyers
And there are folks like you and me

So let's get high while the radio's on
Just relax and sing a song
Drive your car up on the lawn
Let me play your guitar

 
This is actually an unsettled debate, people have claimed the original album lyrics say "loan", but alone makes intuitive sense.

Murkier is that the Temptations did not write the original song.

"none of you have got it right.

all he left us was a koan. a zen koan."


- Vic Ajax, 2006.

The Undisputed Truth wrote the song.

I sat front row for the Temptations back in the day. When they sang Papa Was Rolling Stone the whole place was singing the chorus along with them.

They were singing alone as well as everyone else. But who knows, maybe they were goofing on all of us. Which would be way funnier.
 
The Undisputed Truth wrote the song.

I sat front row for the Temptations back in the day. When they sang Papa Was Rolling Stone the whole place was singing the chorus along with them.

They were singing alone as well as everyone else. But who knows, maybe they were goofing on all of us. Which would be way funnier.
Imagine an artist using a double entendre. It could be a triple.

How do you know it "alone"? And how do you mean alone? There are a couple different possible interpretations.

My pet theory is that "a loan" makes sense to poorer people, because if Papa ran things by borrowing money (banks, loansharks etc), if he died that's all you got. Papa owed money all over town.

The narrator says, they never met him.
 
The Undisputed Truth wrote the song.

I sat front row for the Temptations back in the day. When they sang Papa Was Rolling Stone the whole place was singing the chorus along with them.

They were singing alone as well as everyone else. But who knows, maybe they were goofing on all of us. Which would be way funnier.
Wow!
 
Didn't want to junk up the "Are we living a lie?" thread, but Aesop Rock's latest album seems apropos. I love this intro, and the first song "Mindful Solutionism" seem relevant.

"Integrated Tech Solutions
Building a bridge to a better tomorrow
Resources, Networking, Applications, Solutions

ITS is a system of lifestyle and industry applications designed to curate a desired multi-experience
Using a unique hybrid of machine-learning and on-site scrum sessions our specialists have redefined tech-centric problem-solving

Disrupt, Innovate, Refine, Advanced Systems

ITS, offering streamlined impl迮mentation of attainable solutions

ITS is not responsibl迮 for any instances of bodily injury or economic downturn that may occur while using ITS patented technologies
All ITS patents are understood as "living patents", and may not perform as originally intended
Applicants are expected to live within the ITS housing and nutrient grid
ITS Sound Bath is understood to still be in beta form

ITS is not a cult"


The entire song is awesome, but in the third verse is particularly good:

Wait, it gets awful: you could split a atom willy-nilly
If it's energy that can be used for killing, then it will be
It's not about a better knife, it's chemistry and genocide
And medicine for tempering the heck in a projector light
Landmines, Agent Orange, leaded gas, cigarettes
Cameras in your favorite corners, plastic in the wilderness
We can not be trusted with the stuff that we come up with
The machinery could eat us, we just really love our buttons, um

Technology, focus on the other s***
3D-printed body parts, dehydrated onion dip
You can buy a Jet Ski from a cell phone on a jumbo jet
T-E-C-H-N-O-L-O-G-Y, it's the ultimate

 
Debra by Beck. A hilarious story. Beck really paints a picture, and I can still remember how surprised I was at the chorus the first time I heard it.

 
Stardust, by Hoagy Carmichael. Frickin' poetry. Here's Nat "KIng" Cole.

 
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