#1
Years ago I made a thread in which we all listened to The Riverdales' "Last Stop Tokyo." At that time I was hellbent on figuring out the lyrics. I couldn't even tell if half of them were even in English, let alone what they were actually saying. So I decided to create a thread where people would listen and give their best interpretation what they were saying. I think this thread has been lost in the annals of time ... so why not try it again?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71qVBOILN04

I won't post my interpretation or even attempt to find the old thread because I want it to be fresh. And see how close y'all come to what I got. I may post my version of the lyrics later.

Enjoy!
#DTWD
#2
Hmmm....here's what I can make out:

No past identity or friends, its finally coming to an end
This years fall line is superb, Paris, Prague, Barcelona, Rome
And I have no home, last stop Tokyo
The bay is shrinking everyday, there's room enough in it for me
Assignment Estonia, Budapest, Helsinki, Oslo
And I have no home, last stop Tokyo
Name, rank and serial number, I'm not a mercenary
Name, rank and serial number, I'm just a businessman see
Name, rank and serial number, I'm not a green baret see
Name, rank and serial number, They're gonna kill me next week
Belfast and London calling them to my target in Cologne
But I have no hope, last stop Tokyo

I think I got pretty close don't you think?
*stupid 09'er*

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#3
Quote by xl999
Hmmm....here's what I can make out:

No past identity or friends, its finally coming to an end
This years fall line is superb, Paris, Prague, Barcelona, Rome
And I have no home, last stop Tokyo
The bay is shrinking everyday, there's room enough in it for me
Assignment Estonia, Budapest, Helsinki, Oslo
And I have no home, last stop Tokyo
Name, rank and serial number, I'm not a mercenary
Name, rank and serial number, I'm just a businessman see
Name, rank and serial number, I'm not a green baret see
Name, rank and serial number, They're gonna kill me next week
Belfast and London calling them to my target in Cologne
But I have no hope, last stop Tokyo

I think I got pretty close don't you think?



Dude ... lame.

They never had those lyrics online back in my day.
#DTWD
#4
sorry ;-)

edit: great song though.
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#5
1 2 3 4
Give me a chance to be your friend
It's time to come into a room ( )
This is called Linus Supper
The Pasta's on the road
and I have to hope
Last Stop Tokyo

The bed is shaking and waiting
????????
The simon is comena
Distressing we are true
and I have to hope
Last Stop Tokyo

(slows down)

The stop is going blue,
i'm not a muscle man,
never could see you in the booth
business fancy
I don't know if boot
I'm not a buddy lancer
I've got to give it to you
DARLING (I heard Darling, but that was it) <<<<< Speeds up again

Pocket in the room
But I have to hope

Last Stop Tokyo
Last Stop Tokyo
Last Stop Tokyo
Last Stop Tokyo


I don't advise singing these lyrics with the song. Considering many things.
#6
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=753038

omg! the first thread's still there!

here's my original interpretation since some ahole spoiled our fun with the real lyrics.

no flies stop turn and eat your bread
it's gotta come into a womb
these shoes call mine a surfer
it is quite oppossum on a roof
and i have no home
last stop tokyo

luke there is streaking it's pretty
that's humor yup and it lol'd me
a simon escalator uno is just like me i'm slow
anna has no hole
last stop tokyo

not like that cereal; the boot
i'm not a mercenary
them rack that serial; the poo
i'm just a business banshee
damn right that cereal that bull
i'm not a big blue wussy
didn't like that cereal oh no
they're gonna give me nancy

that bass-man loves the collie
went to get tires in the room
but i have no home
last stop tokyo
#DTWD