#1
I'm putting this here because Level 42 are strictly jazz-funk but I have no idea where to put it.

Anyway, I found a version of Running In The Family by Level 42 which features the original lyrics (not the ones which appear on the studio version). Now my hearing is not the greatest and I'm having problems with the English (it's not my first language). So can some nice person listen to it for me and tell me what he's singing?


Here it is! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pjb7dg0v_V0

Please? You'll do me a HUGE favor.
#2
EDIT: Nevermind. I didn't read the whole post.

I can't really understand him.
Feel free to call me Kyle.

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#3
Here's what I have. Sorry for the random line breaks/lack of verse and chorus divisions. 'Twas difficult.

I've got a scientific mind requiring [incoherent]/
I always make the right connections/
My old dad ain't like other guys/
Won the Nobel Prize for his story/

Made a quantum leap and put me/
in the same direction/
I've read Aeschylus good/
Like he knew I would the first time he set eyes on me/

[incoherent] always a mystery/
All the things we are in the back seat of the car/
You're an anemone (?) we only see so far/
Cause we all have our daddy's eyes/
Your [incoherent] is so bizarre/

-funky bass at about 1:40-

[incoherent] in my head/
I always played the starring role/
*something about his daddy* fifteen years/
But it ends in tears when I leave home/

Each day [incoherent] lovely girl (?)/
But I lose my nerve/
in my soul/

How strange that the mother of my child/
Wore my mother's smile/
The first time she set eyes on me/

Looking back is so bizarre/
Always a mystery/
All the things we are/
In the back seat of the car/
[more anemones]/
We only see so far/

But we all have our daddy's eyes/
boop-boop-woop-woo so bizarre/
Always a mystery/
But we only see so far/
Lookin' back is so bizarre/

-synth bit, about 2:55-

They caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame (?)/
We keep 'em runnin' in the family/
They caaaaaaaaaaame/
We keep 'em comin' in the family/ (odd little blurb)
They caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame/
We keep 'em runnin' in the family/
They caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame/
We keep 'em runnin' in the family/ (oh yeah)

Lookin back is so bizarre/
Runs in the family/
All the things we are/
In the back seat of the car/

*something about family, not anemone*/
We only see so far/
We all have our daddy's eyes/

Lookin' back is so bizarre/
Always a mystery/
All the things we are/

On the back seat of the car/
Boggles the memory/
We only see so far/
We all have our daddy's eyes/

Lookin' back is so bizarre/
Always a mystery/
All the things we are/

On the back seat of the car/
It *burble*s the memory/
We only see so far/
We all have our daddy's eyes/

Lookin back is so bizarre/ (whooa-yeaah)
Runnin' in the family/
Runnin' in the family/
We all have our daddy's eyes/
Lookin back is so bizarre/

-solo, 5:00-

runnin' in the family/ x3
But we all have our daddy's eyes/

At this point they're repeating the above for the rest of the song.

I think there's a good reason why they changed the lyrics. Cool band/song though.
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#4
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I've got a scientific mind requiring *mumble*/
I always make the right connections/
I have no idea, sounds like gibberish to me. I only know enough of that to ask the police where the embassy is. I think I heard 'hypnotize'/
Won the Nobel Prize for his story/


...
I always make the right connections
my old dad ain't like the other guys
won the nobel prize for history
#5
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*mumble mumble* put me in the same direction/
*beatbox?*
The first time you set eyes on me/


he wrote a book about [incoherent]
made a quantum leap and put me in the same direction
I've read Aeschylus (greek author, that's my best guess) good
like he knew I would the first time he set eyes on me