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Old 09-22-2011, 04:20 AM   #21
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I know in this part of the forums we're big on lyrics, but is they're anyone here that has a song they love and hate the lyrics (or part of the lyrics)? For me it's Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love". It's just cheesy to me.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:56 AM   #22
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Winter Sky, are you in America? It's cool that there is a Biffy fan outside of the UK and the EU. They have been one of my favourite bands - lyrically as well - for years now. I'm not so keen on the softer stuff they have been getting into recently, but I still think it's great music.

themarsvolta, a lot of Led Zeppelin's music is cheesy. Some of it is quite clever and detailed, but they are certainly hit and miss. They were a phase band for me. I don't think I could listen to a whole album of theirs any more without wanting more or something else.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:47 PM   #23
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AngryGoldfish: Yeah, I live in America, but I mostly listen to Scottish bands (as well as some American post-rock and indie). Biffy Clyro is my absolute favorite, and their older stuff is definitely better. Their latest albums have gotten a bit poppy for my taste, but it's still better than any music on the radio in America. If you haven't seen their Live At Wembley DVD, I highly suggest checking it out.

I actually got into Scottish music through Skrillex when he remixed a Twin Atlantic song a couple years back. I then checked out Twin Atlantic, followed by Biffy, Marmaduke Duke, Sucioperro, Idlewild, Frightened Rabbit, and just recently I've gotten into The Twilight Sad and We Were Promised Jetpacks.

But I'm getting off-topic, so I'll peace out for now. Hit me up if you could recommend me any Scottish/UK bands you think I might like, AngryGoldfish.
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:27 PM   #24
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AngryGoldfish: Yeah, I live in America, but I mostly listen to Scottish bands (as well as some American post-rock and indie). Biffy Clyro is my absolute favorite, and their older stuff is definitely better. Their latest albums have gotten a bit poppy for my taste, but it's still better than any music on the radio in America. If you haven't seen their Live At Wembley DVD, I highly suggest checking it out.

I actually got into Scottish music through Skrillex when he remixed a Twin Atlantic song a couple years back. I then checked out Twin Atlantic, followed by Biffy, Marmaduke Duke, Sucioperro, Idlewild, Frightened Rabbit, and just recently I've gotten into The Twilight Sad and We Were Promised Jetpacks.

But I'm getting off-topic, so I'll peace out for now. Hit me up if you could recommend me any Scottish/UK bands you think I might like, AngryGoldfish.
The live DVD is in my wishlist on amazon. I'll buy it the next time I put my monthly order down.

I don't know very many Scottish bands, if I'm honest. Manic Street Preachers are Welsh. They're one of my favourites as well.


To Randy:

Breaking the Back by Million Dead

On leaving school immersed in philanthropic notions (of a kind these days I find unthinkable) I pulled my frail frame onto my charger and rode off into a sunset with agenda predictable.

Fresh faced, young, dumb and tragically convinced that blind faith could make an infantile normative playground theory on social interaction positive enough to show them all but alas!

Working the tills put hair on my chest, tele-sales made me a man.

And everything was going to be OK, but the making of the man was the breaking of the back upon the rock of everyday hostility.

Fresh faced, young, dumb and tragically convinced that blind faith could make an infantile normative playground theory on social interaction positive.

And I don't mean to seem at all ungrateful but the air-conditioned life has left me gasping for some real conversation and just because touring couldn't possibly conceive a machine with this little personality. I'm working shifts in veal-fattening pens, and yet I'm puppy thin because to tell the truth I was hanging on for something more than distant dial tones and a sense of ending.

The breaking of the back was the making of the man.
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Old 10-02-2011, 12:35 PM   #25
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how do all of you feel about pig squeals?
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:50 PM   #26
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Is that a band?
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:09 PM   #27
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its a singing technique
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:40 PM   #28
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No, not really. It seems more like a piece of showmanship than an actual form of genuine expression. Why do you ask?
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:09 PM   #29
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:17 PM   #30
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Josh Ritter - Bone of Song

Just where it now lies, I can no longer say
I found it on a cold November day
In the roots of a sycamore tree where it had hid so long
In a box made out of myrtle lay the bone of song

The bone of song was a jawbone old and bruised
And worn out in the service of the muse
And along its sides and teeth were written words
I ran my palm along them and I heard

Lucky are you who finds me in the wilderness
I am the only unquiet ghost that does not seek rest
Kathleen Mauvoreen, Magnificat Your Cheatin' Heart
The chords of a covenant king singing for the Ark
Then I saw on a white space that was left
A blessing written older than the rest

It said leave me here, I care not for wealth or fame
I'll remember your song but I'll forget your name
The words that I sang blew off like the leaves in the wind
And perched like birds in the branches before landing on the bone again

Then the bone was quiet, it said no more to me
So I wrapped it in the ribbons of a sycamore tree
And as night had come, I turned around and headed home
With a lightness in my step and a song in my bones
Lucky are you who finds me in the wilderness
I am the only unquiet ghost that does not seek rest

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Old 10-05-2011, 12:33 PM   #31
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I played Josh Ritter's new album last night again after not listening to it for months, as my mum was in the room cleaning up and she doesn't like Neurosis or Mastodon.

I got the album because I heard a lot of positive reviews and opinions on Josh, but I honestly wasn't that stricken by it. It's a very 'sing-along' album but that's all I can say for it.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:39 PM   #32
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Thoughts on these lyrics. They are my new favourite band. Two Gallants.

The Trembling Of The Rose by Two Gallants
Why must it come to this
You disown me with a kiss
Another number on your list
Guess that's me

But old girl, what have I done
Another fool blind by the sun
Which way shall I run
Aimlessly

Look out moma, I can't see straight
Just woke up, it's getting late
And I'm as full of hate as I used to be

And in the hour my demise
I'll recall your empty eyes
You know I died the day you set me free

But what good is living for
When there's no knock on the door
No shelter from the war raging sea

If you comfort me till dawn
I'd sing your lonesome song
Pack my things, I'll be gone
Vagrantly

But with you high heels and your mace
You tell me I'm out of place
Rip my eyes out of my face
With these

And if I had one inch of pride
You took that too when you said goodbye
You know I died the day you set me free

Well I dreamt of you last night
And I woke to hate my life
Good God I'm sick of sight
Can't you see

But I must remain composed
Beneath the trembling of the rose
But you left me so exposed
Faithlessly

Who knows what is right or wrong
I'll paint your death and carry on
No I don't belong, that's plain to see

I guess I take your stress in stride
The hill is steep, the water's wide
You know I died the day you set me free
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I read this three times and then read it again. Its like trailer park shakespeare....tragic and painful, I'm pretty sure I know the girl he wrote this about.
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:48 AM   #33
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Not really lyrics, but still one of the most beautiful things I've read/listened to.


The Dead Flag Blues - Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

The car is on fire, and there's no driver at the wheel
And the sewers are all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides
And a dark wind blows

The government is corrupt
And we're on so many drugs
With the radio on and the curtains drawn

We're trapped in the belly of this horrible machine
And the machine is bleeding to death

The sun has fallen down
And the billboards are all leering
And the flags are all dead at the top of their poles

It went like this:

The buildings tumbled in on themselves
Mothers clutching babies
Picked through the rubble
And pulled out their hair

The skyline was beautiful on fire
All twisted metal stretching upwards
Everything washed in a thin orange haze

I said, "Kiss me, you're beautiful -
These are truly the last days"

You grabbed my hand
And we fell into it
Like a daydream
Or a fever

We woke up one morning and fell a little further down
For sure it's the valley of death

I open up my wallet
And it's full of blood
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:03 PM   #34
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I know in this part of the forums we're big on lyrics, but is they're anyone here that has a song they love and hate the lyrics (or part of the lyrics)? For me it's Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love". It's just cheesy to me.



there are many songs i love where i don't even mind the lyrics because the music is just too awesome.


take, for example, of Montreal's last few albums, i mean some lyrics seem thoughtful and well written, but a lot are just stuff like 'we can do it softcore if you want, but you should know that i go both ways' or 'i wanna know what it's like to be inside you', lol. they could literally sing about anything and still sound awesome (which they have).

also as for simpler music, i really love the Kinks, the simple pop songs, catchy melodies, guitar riff, verse/chorus stuff. some of the lyrics are really nothing spectacular, but still, whatever, they're awesome. 'when you passed me by, you didn't look my way...'
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:27 AM   #35
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I could never get into bands like The Kinks. I probably sound like a hipster or something but I've just never been able to get into punk. I don't mind the punk bands that have elements of other styles in them, but straight up punk rock really bores me.

The Strokes are definitely the closest to The Kinks as I can get. And their lyrics are most definitely awesome. "Don't be a coconut. God is trying to talk to you."
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:13 PM   #36
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"My feelings are more important than yours... woahohhhh. Drop dead I don't care I won't wear it!"

the lyrics always seem just right for the songs.

Steely Dan lyrics are awesome too in a fitting way
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:51 PM   #37
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Tim Mcillrath of Rise Against i have no idea how he thinks of his lyrics.

gotta say it,the lyrics to the approaching curve are amazing.

A couple of my fave lyricysts (is that the right word? i dunno) are itch fox:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qAi...feature=related



and fat mike:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_ky...feature=related



I like that last one beacause the idea is so origional (imo anyway) its about the story of the members of iron maiden made out to be the story of a bunch of gay guys XD so it got me thinking, what is the most origional idea for a song youve heard??



ps. is there any way to embed them youtube videos?
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:00 AM   #38
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UG doesn't offer YouTube embedding, sorry. People have been requesting it for years, to no avail.
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:10 PM   #39
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I could never get into bands like The Kinks. I probably sound like a hipster or something but I've just never been able to get into punk. I don't mind the punk bands that have elements of other styles in them, but straight up punk rock really bores me.

The Strokes are definitely the closest to The Kinks as I can get. And their lyrics are most definitely awesome. "Don't be a coconut. God is trying to talk to you."



i seriously thought The Kinks were one of the few bands EVERYONE could love


i mean, come on... haha. they're not really *that* punk either. sure, their first few singles were these hardish, agresive, punkish rock songs. but not everything is like that. plus they've had a huuuuge influence, particularly in the 'indie' scene, with bands like the libertines, the kooks, etc.
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:04 AM   #40
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The Kinks were always one of these bands that I should get into, that I just haven't because of being busy.

Any of you guys like Omar Rodriguez Lopez's lyrics? Some of them are crazy and nonsensical but some are pretty great, like Poincare (which with the help of my Spanish dictionary, made some more sense )

No miré
lo sabio del presente
coso para disipar
la calma es indeleble

I love the last line.
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