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Title: Songs you never got
Post by: Walkerman on April 03, 2017, 02:00:56 PM
I will start it off .... "Bennie and the Jets" .....  I never understood why that got played a single time.


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: rockstar_not on April 03, 2017, 06:57:22 PM
Most of the Bowie discography.


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: ducktrapper on April 03, 2017, 09:24:47 PM
The Logical Song. Very catchy but stupid. Am I actually to infer that being logical or sensible are bad things?


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: flatlander on April 03, 2017, 11:52:39 PM
The Logical Song. Very catchy but stupid. Am I actually to infer that being logical or sensible are bad things?
Funny. I just heard that on radio.. I "get it" but a little too cute for me.


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: Walkerman on April 04, 2017, 12:52:05 PM
The Logical Song. Very catchy but stupid. Am I actually to infer that being logical or sensible are bad things?

Ah, but the word they are most bemoaning is liberal ... i.e. If you are logical, they will call a radical, a liberal..... IOW, conservative are NOT logical.  Not cute, just leftist claptrap.


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: tuffythepug on April 04, 2017, 04:07:16 PM
Ah, but the word they are most bemoaning is liberal ... i.e. If you are logical, they will call a radical, a liberal..... IOW, conservative are NOT logical.  Not cute, just leftist claptrap.

I think it's interesting that you picked out the word liberal as the word they are "most bemoaning".  Here are the full lyrics.

  To paraphrase the opening line of verse 2, "Better watch what you say or they'll be calling it liberal claptrap".  I have the album and I like most of the other songs on it better than this one.  It's a catchy little tune that uses a lot of words with the same endings and that's about it.  The production on Supertramp songs was almost over the top but the music is pretty good regardless of whether you agree with the content of the lyrics. 
 


When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,
A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.
And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily,
Joyfully, playfully watching me.
But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible,
Logical, responsible, practical.
And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable,
Clinical, intellectual, cynical.

There are times when all the world's asleep,
The questions run too deep
For such a simple man.
Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please tell me who I am.

Now watch what you say or they'll be calling you a radical,
liberal, fanatical, criminal.
Won't you sign up your name, we'd like to feel you're
Acceptable, respectable, presentable, a vegetable!

At night, when all the world's asleep,
The questions run so deep
For such a simple man.
Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please tell me who I am.


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: eded on April 04, 2017, 04:12:13 PM
90% of country music since around 1980...  redneck claptrap, and not even well done.

Ed


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: Mikeymac on April 04, 2017, 04:16:46 PM
Haven't thought of The Logical Song since college (used to have that album - Breakfast in America or something like that, right?).


One that I don't get is Aqualung by Jethro Tull. But then, I probably never really paid attention to the lyrics (like on a lot of other songs...).

 :donut :coffee :donut2 :coffee


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: Mikeymac on April 04, 2017, 04:18:05 PM
Oh... and anything Bruce Cockburn sings in French. Cuz I don't speak French (although I am 50% French - on my dad's side)


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: Walkerman on April 04, 2017, 07:49:58 PM
Haven't thought of The Logical Song since college (used to have that album - Breakfast in America or something like that, right?).


One that I don't get is Aqualung by Jethro Tull. But then, I probably never really paid attention to the lyrics (like on a lot of other songs...).

 :donut :coffee :donut2 :coffee

Ah, Aqualung and Locomotive Breath.  Now that was when rock was rock.  Couple of dirty old men, sitting on a park bench watching the frilly panties run.  And killer guitars to boot.


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: Mikeymac on April 04, 2017, 09:08:28 PM
Ah, Aqualung and Locomotive Breath.  Now that was when rock was rock.  Couple of dirty old men, sitting on a park bench watching the frilly panties run.  And killer guitars to boot.

So maybe it's just as well I wasn't paying attention... but you're right - that's rock 'n' roll!


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: ducktrapper on April 04, 2017, 10:15:10 PM
Ah, but the word they are most bemoaning is liberal ... i.e. If you are logical, they will call a radical, a liberal..... IOW, conservative are NOT logical.  Not cute, just leftist claptrap.

I see it exactly the opposite. That being logical and sensible are bad things and, of course, it is the conservative's insistence on being logical and sensible AND SQUARE, that is the problem. In other words, being a magical, illogical person is preferable. Thus the immense popularity of claptrap like Harry Potter. 


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: Walkerman on April 05, 2017, 05:31:54 PM
I see it exactly the opposite. That being logical and sensible are bad things and, of course, it is the conservative's insistence on being logical and sensible AND SQUARE, that is the problem. In other words, being a magical, illogical person is preferable. Thus the immense popularity of claptrap like Harry Potter. 

But, liberals see themselves as logical, middle of the road folks.


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: tuffythepug on April 05, 2017, 06:31:13 PM
But, liberals see themselves as logical, middle of the road folks.


Steve, do you need to go there ?  Do we have to have politics inserted into the discussion ?


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: Hooked on April 05, 2017, 07:29:08 PM
"Muskrat Love" - no explanation necessary
"Ventura Highway" - I'm from Louisiana, lived in Florida a long time - "alligator lizards in the air" is something to be avoided!


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: ducktrapper on April 05, 2017, 11:10:18 PM
There's always MacArthur Park. Who leaves a cake out in the rain? 


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: Barefoot Rob on April 05, 2017, 11:46:43 PM
I've been playing paid gigs since I was 13 I don't thing I half the the tune's.I played folk,rock,blue's,soul,disco,new age,new wave and then some. :?


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: Walkerman on April 06, 2017, 01:39:22 PM

Steve, do you need to go there ?  Do we have to have politics inserted into the discussion ?
We don't, but remember, I grew up in a time when 90% of what musicians did was extremely political.

Masters of war
Revolution
Sky pilot
Feel like I'm fixin to die rag
War
Ohio.    And on and on.  And do't get me started on the folk singers .....

So now I have come full circle.  I started this thread as a giggle about crappy songs, and now I will end with one that is as relevant today as it was fifty years ago

The eastern world it is exploding
Violence flarin', bullets loadin'
You're old enough to kill but not for votin'
You don't believe in war but whats that gun you're totin'?
And even the Jordan River has bodies floatin'

But you tell me
Over and over and over again my friend
Ah, you don't believe
We're on the eve of destruction

Don't you understand what I'm tryin' to say
Can't you feel the fears I'm feelin' today?
If the button is pushed, there's no runnin' away
There'll be no one to save with the world in a grave
Take a look around you boy, it's bound to scare you boy

And you tell me
Over and over and over again my friend
Ah, you don't believe
We're on the eve of destruction

Yeah my blood's so mad feels like coagulating
I'm sitting here just contemplatin'
I can't twist the truth it knows no regulation
Handful of senators don't pass legislation
And marches alone can't bring integration
When human respect is disintegratin'
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin'

And you tell me
Over and over and over again my friend
Ah, you don't believe
We're on the eve of destruction

Think of all the hate there is in Red China
Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama
You may leave here for four days in space
But when you return it's the same old place
The pounding of the drums, the pride and disgrace
You can bury your dead but don't leave a trace
Hate your next door neighbor but don't forget to say grace

And you tell me
Over and over and over and over again my friend
You don't believe
We're on the eve of destruction


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: Walkerman on April 06, 2017, 01:42:40 PM
There's always MacArthur Park. Who leaves a cake out in the rain? 

Which version ..... :roll

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P6WVoEWqTKw


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: ducktrapper on April 06, 2017, 03:21:07 PM
Which version ..... :roll

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P6WVoEWqTKw

That's almost okay but still ... I've heard of crying over spilt milk but  writing bombastic nonsense over wet cake ... takes the cake.


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: L07 Shooting Star on April 08, 2017, 06:56:58 AM
"Come Together".  Love the song, just never understood it's meaning, if it has one.  Perhaps it's just nonsense, like Lewis Carrol's songs in Alice in Wonderland.  Maybe that's the point?

Others that I like to listen to, but never understood.  Maybe I'm just na´ve. :blush:

"Put the Lime in the Coconut"

"Werewolves of London"

"Judy in Disguise"


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: Denis on April 11, 2017, 11:32:05 PM
Paradise by the Dashboard Light



Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: Walkerman on April 12, 2017, 02:24:23 PM
"Come Together".  Love the song, just never understood it's meaning, if it has one.  Perhaps it's just nonsense, like Lewis Carrol's songs in Alice in Wonderland.  Maybe that's the point?

Others that I like to listen to, but never understood.  Maybe I'm just na´ve. :blush:

"Put the Lime in the Coconut"

"Werewolves of London"

"Judy in Disguise"

I understand it is an homage to Timothy Leary.


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: jpmist on April 12, 2017, 10:04:48 PM
I'll politely rise in defense of "Werewolves In London" - it's just a fun pop/party song with a fun chorus. No heavy message or deep thought to it- more of a character sketch type of danceable rock song.  Maybe I just get Warren Zevon more than most, but I enjoyed his brand of rock.

The songs I don't get are anything by the Grateful Dead. I get that whole under the influence of controlled substance thing, but I never once heard a song that had enough to it to be worth enhancing that way. . . :wacko:


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on April 13, 2017, 12:14:04 AM
Paradise by the Dashboard Light


Really  :?


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: eded on April 13, 2017, 12:40:36 AM
Really  :?

Yeah, that was my thought.

Actually, there are a few listed that don't take a lot of "cyphering".

Maybe it depends on if "getting" a tune means getting the lyric, liking the song, or wondering how it got so popular.

Ed


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: robwms on April 13, 2017, 01:40:46 AM
"....someone left the cake out in the rain.
I don't think that I can take it.
It took SO long to bake it.
And I'll never have the recipe again...."

Macarthur's Park has left us in the dark.
But the sweet green icing is glowing now
so the DEA must be here momentarily.
I suggest we leave this place,
Immediately.  :cop: :nana_guitar :wave :donut


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: Denis on April 16, 2017, 12:00:30 PM
Really  :?

Oh I get the meaning....I just never got why anyone would like this tune.   :yak:


Title: Re: Songs you never got
Post by: ducktrapper on April 16, 2017, 12:45:07 PM

The songs I don't get are anything by the Grateful Dead. I get that whole under the influence of controlled substance thing, but I never once heard a song that had enough to it to be worth enhancing that way. . . :wacko:

You need to listen to Workingman's Dead. Nothing difficult to understand there. Great album filled with original Americana. Pretty much country music.  About as drug related as Merle Haggard.