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    I know lately all I have been doing is defending someone but here goes again. All these threads lately have me thinking about Dave and Sammy lyrics. Folks, if you take ANY lyrics out of context they might sound silly. For instance, Sting singing"Was vaccinated with a phonograph needle one summer break, then I kissed her on her daddy's boat and shot across the lake" would be silly as shit. Coming from Dave, that sounds cool enuf to freeze Hell. Sammy's vocal style and incredible range let him sing "Is everybody ready, let's gooooo" and give you goosebumps.My point is, if you want to pick on either guy, you can find a few lines here and there, take them out of context and make that guy seem dumb. Within the context of Ed's incredible guitar, Mike's outstanding background vox, and Al's pounding on the skins and the unique delivery of each singer, it ALL sounds like Van fuckin' Halen to me and it kicks ass over everything out there. Lastly, check this out. "If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now. It's just a spring clean for the May Queen" WTF!!! And that's from the song many consider to be the ultimate RNR song of all time. How about,"The movement you need is on your shoulder" Would anyone question Paul McCartney's songwriting skills?
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Hunted into Hunter:
    "The movement you need is on your shoulder" Would anyone question Paul McCartney's songwriting skills?
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Oddly enough, the first time Paul played Hey Jude for John Lennon, he (Paul)said that that particular line needed to be changed, but John loved it and that's why it stayed in the song.

    That aside, I think your point is a good one. I remember once picking up one of Jim Morrisons' poetry books in a bookstore, and I found the poetry to be terrible. But inside of the Doors songs I think Jims' words are amazing.

    Great post.


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    I agree... if you go writing lyrics down, 90% of them do look silly.. Whoever wrote 'em.

    Cant write things like timing and delivery down, and thats just as big an issue sometimes as whats being said

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    Thanks Goo. You said in 1 sentence what it took me 3 paragraphs to say.

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    So many of us forget that the voice is just another instrument, not unlike the guitar, bass, drums, piano, etc...

    If sung well the silliest of lyric takes on a wholely unique character.

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    I agree Hunted Into Hunter 100% on this.

    And Glenn you are correct on the Beatles info regarding "Hey Jude"...I'm quite into The Beatles and own many books on them, plus all their albums...They are without a doubt my SECOND favorite band...


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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BrokenCombs:

    And Glenn you are correct on the Beatles info regarding "Hey Jude"...I'm quite into The Beatles and own many books on them, plus all their albums...They are without a doubt my SECOND favorite band...

    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Not sure if you're aware of it, but Bretts' buddy Jerry runs an awesome Beatles site called BeatleLinks. You can get into it from the VHLinks main page. Highly recommended.


 

 

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