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What song do you WISH had been written about you?

 
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 5 Oct, 2009 08:43 pm
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eoe
 
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Reply Mon 5 Oct, 2009 09:54 pm
It's a toss-up. While I loved the witchy image of Dolly Dagger, I commandeered the dancefloor as the epitome of pure, uncut Brown Sugar. Very Happy Enjoy.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKVTCxw1g9U&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FDBBzp7bdg&feature=related
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eoe
 
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Reply Mon 5 Oct, 2009 10:01 pm
But the end all to be all-I wanted to be Tina, as the ultimate Brown Sugar, on the stage with Micky J.
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kuvasz
 
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Reply Mon 5 Oct, 2009 10:30 pm
@boomerang,
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 5 Oct, 2009 11:36 pm

This was running thru my mind when I
took my Mensa test 32 years ago:


YOU’RE SO VAIN by CARLY SIMON

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqPR0ltgwpU&feature=related


You walked into the party
Like you were walking onto a yacht
Your hat strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf it was apricot
You had one eye in the mirror
As you watched yourself gavotte
And all the girls dreamed that they'd be your partner
They'd be your partner, and

You're so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You're so vain
I'll bet you think this song is about you
Don't you? Don't you?


You had me several years ago
When I was still quite naive
Well, you said that we made such a pretty pair
And that you would never leave
But you gave away the things you loved
And one of them was me
I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and


You're so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You're so vain
I'll bet you think this song is about you
Don't you? Don't you?


I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and


You're so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You're so vain
I'll bet you think this song is about you
Don't you? Don't you?


Well, I hear you went up to Saratoga
And your horse naturally won
Then you flew your Lear jet up to Nova Scotia
To see the total eclipse of the sun
Well, you're where you should be all the time
And when you're not, you're with
Some underworld spy or the wife of a close friend
Wife of a close friend, and


You're so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You're so vain
I'll bet you think this song is about you
Don't you? Don't you?
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Tue 6 Oct, 2009 06:54 am
He Was A Friend Of Mine

He was a friend of mine
He was a friend of mine
Every time I think about him now
Lord I just can't keep from cryin'
'Cause he was a friend of mine

He died on the road
He died on the road
He never had enough money
To pay his room or board
And he was a friend of mine

I stole away and cried
I stole away and cried
'Cause I never had too much money
And I never been quite satisfied
And he was a friend of mine

He never done no wrong
He never done no wrong
A thousand miles from home
And he never harmed no one
And he was a friend of mine

He was a friend of mine
He was a friend of mine
Every time I hear his name
Lord I just can't keep from cryin'
'Cause he was a friend of mine.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 6 Oct, 2009 11:20 am
It was strangly hard to come back to this thread after reading the poem Letty wrote about her son. It made me realize that there probably were very real people behind most of these songs. It is very cool that they still can reach some part of us that makes us identify so closely with them.

Everyones selections are so interesting. Today I'm painting again and enjoying thinking about how each person sees the song as relating to them and thinking an interesting companion thread might be song dedications -- songs that remind us of each other.

Thanks so much Chai for that story about Ring of Fire. Walk the Line is a perfect response!

I found a recording of June Carter Cash singing the song

Thank you all!
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 6 Oct, 2009 11:27 am
i've said this before, but this song always makes me think of dys





Return Of The Grievous Angel Lyrics

Won't you scratch my itch sweet Annie Rich
And welcome me back to town
Come out on your porch or I'll step into your parlour
And I'll tell you how it all went down
Out with the truckers and the kickers and the cowboy angels
And a good saloon in every single town
And I remember something that you once told me
C D7 G
And I'll be damned if it did not come true
Twenty thousand roads I went down, down, down
And they all lead me straight back home to you
Cause I headed West to grow up with the country
Across those prairies with those waves of grain
And I saw my devil, and I saw my deep blue sea
And I thought about a calico bonnet from Cheyenne to Tennesee
We flew straight across that river bridge
Last night half past two
The switchman waved his lantern goodbye and good day as we
Went rolling through
Billboards and truckstops pass by the grievous angel
And now I know just what I have to do
And the man on the radio won't leave me alone
He wants to take my money for something I've never been shown
And I saw my devil, and I saw my deep blue sea
And I thought about a calico bonnet from Cheyenne to Tennesee
The news I could bring I met up with the king
On his head an amphetamine crown
He talked about unbuckling that old bible belt
And headed out for some desert town
Out with the truckers and the kickers and the cowboy angels
And a good saloon in every single town
And I remember something that you once told me
And I'll be damned if it did not come true
Twenty thousand roads I went down down down
And they all lead me straight back home to you
Twenty thousand roads I went down down down
And they all lead me straight back home to you
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Tue 6 Oct, 2009 11:34 am
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Tue 6 Oct, 2009 11:39 am
@boomerang,
I was going to pick that one.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 6 Oct, 2009 03:13 pm
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:

It was strangly hard to come back to this thread after reading the poem Letty wrote about her son.

It made me realize that there probably were very real people behind most of these songs.

It is very cool that they still can reach some part of us that makes us identify so closely with them.

Everyones selections are so interesting. Today I'm painting again and enjoying thinking about how each person sees the song as relating to them and thinking an interesting companion thread might be song dedications -- songs that remind us of each other.

Thanks so much Chai for that story about Ring of Fire. Walk the Line is a perfect response!


Thank you all!
When I got Carly Simon 's lyrics to You 're So Vain,
I saw a video of her explaining that she wrote her song from real life observations.





David
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 7 Oct, 2009 12:56 am
Late as usual ... but I was looking for exactly the right song! And had to go all the way back to 1934 to finally find it. Now if someone wrote a song like this, just for me, I'd feel very, very special! Very Happy
(If you want to hear Cole Porter singing it way back when, go to the link below.) :


At words poetic, I'm so pathetic
That I always have found it best,
Instead of getting 'em off my chest,
To let 'em rest unexpressed,
I hate parading my serenading
As I'll probably miss a bar,
But if this ditty is not so pretty
At least it'll tell you
How great you are.

You're the top!
You're the Coliseum.
You're the top!
You're the Louver Museum.
You're a melody from a symphony by Strauss
You're a Bendel bonnet,
A Shakespeare's sonnet,
You're Mickey Mouse.
You're the Nile,
You're the Tower of Pisa,
You're the smile on the Mona Lisa
I'm a worthless check, a total wreck, a flop,
But if, baby, I'm the bottom you're the top!

Your words poetic are not pathetic.
On the other hand, babe, you shine,
And I can feel after every line
A thrill divine
Down my spine.
Now gifted humans like Vincent Youmans
Might think that your song is bad,
But I got a notion
I'll second the motion
And this is what I'm going to add;

You're the top!
You're Mahatma Gandhi.
You're the top!
You're Napoleon Brandy.
You're the purple light
Of a summer night in Spain,
You're the National Gallery
You're Garbo's salary,
You're cellophane.
You're sublime,
You're turkey dinner,
You're the time, the time of a Derby winner
I'm a toy balloon that’s fated soon to pop
But if, baby, I'm the bottom,
You're the top!

You're the top!
You're an arrow collar
You're the top!
You're a Coolidge dollar,
You're the nimble tread
Of the feet of Fred Astaire,
You're an O'Neill drama,

You're Whistler's mama!

You're camembert.

You're a rose,
You're Inferno's Dante,

You're the nose
On the great Durante.
I'm just in a way,
As the French would say, "de trop".
But if, baby, I'm the bottom,
You're the top!

You're the top!
You're a dance in Bali.
You're the top!
You're a hot tamale.
You're an angel, you,
Simply too, too, too diveen,
You're a Boticcelli,
You're Keats,
You're Shelly!

You're Ovaltine!
You're a boom,
You're the dam at Boulder,
You're the moon,
Over Mae West's shoulder,
I'm the nominee of the G.O.P.

Or GOP!

But if, baby, I'm the bottom,
You're the top!

You're the top!
You're a Waldorf salad.
You're the top!
You're a Berlin ballad.
You're the boats that glide
On the sleepy Zuider Zee,
You're an old Dutch master,

You're Lady Astor,
You're broccoli!
You're romance,
You're the steppes of Russia,
You're the pants, on a Roxy usher,
I'm a broken doll, a fol-de-rol, a blop,

But if, baby, I'm the bottom,
You're the top!


http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/de-lovely/yourethetop.htm
dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 7 Oct, 2009 01:32 am
@msolga,
Nothing beats Cole!!!!


Night and day

Like the beat beat beat of the tom-tom
When the jungle shadows fall
Like the tick tick tock of the stately clock
As it stands against the wall
Like the drip drip drip of the raindrops
When the summer shower is through
So a voice within me keeps repeating you, you, you
Night and day, you are the one
Only you beneath the moon or under the sun
Whether near to me, or far
It's no matter darling where you are
I think of you
Day and night, night and day, why is it so
That this longing for you follows wherever I go
In the roaring traffic's boom
In the silence of my lonely room
I think of you
Day and night, night and day
Under the hide of me
There's an oh such a hungry yearning burning inside of me
And this torment won't be through
Until you let me spend my life making love to you
Day and night, night and day


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV5e7mWcQJE[youtube]


(Not a great version)
dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 7 Oct, 2009 04:59 am
@dlowan,
Better:

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George
 
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Reply Wed 7 Oct, 2009 06:26 am
She asks me why
I'm just a hairy guy
I'm hairy noon and night
Hair that's a fright
I'm hairy high and low
Don't ask me why
Don't know
It's not for lack of bread
Like the Grateful Dead
Darling

Gimme a head with hair
Long beautiful hair
Shining, gleaming,
Streaming, flaxen, waxen

Give me down to there hair
Shoulder length or longer
Here baby, there mama
Everywhere daddy daddy

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair

Let it fly in the breeze
And get caught in the trees
Give a home to the fleas in my hair
A home for fleas
A hive for bees
A nest for birds
There ain't no words
For the beauty, the splendor, the wonder
Of my...

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair

I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy
Snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty
Oily, greasy, fleecy
Shining, gleaming, streaming
Flaxen, waxen
Knotted, polka-dotted
Twisted, beaded, braided
Powdered, flowered, and confettied
Bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied!

Oh say can you see
My eyes if you can
Then my hair's too short

Down to here
Down to there
Down to where
It stops by itself

They'll be ga ga at the go go
When they see me in my toga
My toga made of blond
Brilliantined
Biblical hair

My hair like Jesus wore it
Hallelujah I adore it
Hallelujah Mary loved her son
Why don't my mother love me?

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair


If only . . .
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 7 Oct, 2009 08:32 am
@George,
You're so funny, George!
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Philis
 
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Reply Thu 15 Oct, 2009 10:06 pm
One of my faves and is about me.....
Key Largo - Bertie Higgins

Wrapped around each other
Trying so hard to stay warm
That first cold winter together
Lying in each other's arms
Watching those old movies
Falling in love so desperately
Honey I was your hero
And you were my leading lady

We had it all
Just like Bogie and Bacall
Starring in own old late, late show
Sailing away to Key Largo

Honey can't you remember
We played all the parts
That sweet scene of surrender
When you gave me your heart
Please say you will...play it again
'Cause I love you still
Baby this can't be the end

Here's lookin' at you kid
Missing all the things we did
We can find it once again, I know
Just like they did in Key Largo
Cool
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