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Inane Pop Songs

 
 
jespah
 
Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2006 07:51 am
Every now and then, a pop song actually says something semi-profound, or romantic or funny or at least original. But the vast majority of them don't. Some are just convolutions to make rhymes or scan properly. Plus, a large number were written by people who can only be described as having been on some major drugs when the song was written.

There's the usual moon-June-croon-spoon nonsense, and then you get America, in Horse with no Name singing, "For there ain't no one for to give you no pain."

Come and share the worst of this tripe. If you're lucky, then your fellow A2Kers won't be able to get the inanity out of their heads, either.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2006 08:22 am
I shot the sheriff.
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Chai
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2006 08:28 am
When I picture Cracklin' Rosie, I see a sorta gypsy like girl, a free spirit, with a little Annie Oakley mixed in.

I see her holding a whip in her hand, sitting up on a gypsy/western wagon, ready to crack it to get going.

Not hurting the horsies though, just makin' a noise.

She a good person, but has a little gleam in her eye.
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panzade
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2006 08:31 am
Neil Diamond is a great pop song writer...I believe he used to write songs in a cubicle next to Carole King in the old Brill Building.
"I'm A Believer" arguably one of the best tunes ever written.
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Chai
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2006 08:35 am
Well, I'll be damned....

I just googled, and it seems the song was supposed to be about someone who couldn't get a date and spent the night drinking cheap pink wine.

Kinda like Jackson Browne's Rosie, only in his case Rosie was....well, never mind.



Thanks Jespah, you have completely ruined "cracklin' rosie" for me.
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panzade
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2006 08:37 am
C'mon Chai...a2k needs to know what Rosie alluded to
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Chai
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2006 08:41 am
You really don't know?
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Chai
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2006 08:43 am
She was standing at the load-in
When the trucks rolled up
She was sniffing all around
Like a half grown female pup
She wasn't hard to talk to
Looked like she had nowhere to go
So I gave her my pass
So she could get in and see the show

Well I sat her down right next to me
And I got her a beer
While I mixed that sound on stage
So the band could hear
The more I watched her watch them play
The less I could think of to say
And when they walked off stage
The drummer swept that girl away

But rosie you're all right -- you wear my ring
When you hold me tight -- rosie that's my thing
When you turn out the light -- I've got to hand it to me
Looks like it's me and you again tonight rosie

Well I guess I might have known from the start
She'd come for a star
Might have told my imagination not to run too far
Of all the times that I've been burned
By now you'd think I'd have learned
That it's who you look like
Not who you are

But rosie you're all right -- you wear my ring
When you hold me tight -- rosie that's my thing
When you turn out the light -- I've got to hand it to me
Looks like it's me and you again tonight rosie
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2006 08:58 am
I'm guessing the Dys is a bigot, I saw Neil at a club in san diego in the early sixties and thought "what a freakin' lounge lizard" and then proceded to ignore his music until I was at the "last waltz" The Band farewell and I saw he was an invited guest performer. Anyway I was intricate at the time (when first saw the Neil) with a lady who thought throwing her panties on the stage was a good idea.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2006 09:05 am
This song wasn't that inane, but it always gave me a splitting headache!

Quote:
I don't want to lose the good thing that I've got
If I do, I will surely, I will lose a lot

For your love is better than any love other I've know
It's like thunder, lightning
The way you love me is frightening
I better knock on wood
Baby

I got superstitious about you, but I can't take change
You got me spinning, baby, spinning in a trance
But your love is better than any other love I've known
It's like thunder, lightning
The way you love me is frightening
You better knock on wood

It's no secret, but that woman fills my lovin' cup
She sees, so ready, that I get enough
And her love is better than any other love I've known
It's like thunder
It's like lightning
The way you love me is frightening
I better knock on wood
Baby

Better, yes, better
(yes you better knock, knock, knock on wood) yes, I better
(yes you better knock, knock, knock on wood) oh, knock on wood
(yes you better knock, knock, knock on wood) you know I would, would
(yes you better knock, knock, knock on wood) it's no secret
(yes you better knock, knock, knock on wood) no, oh, better
(yes you better knock, knock, knock on wood) hangin' above me
(yes you better knock, knock, knock on wood) I can't leave her
(yes you better knock, knock, knock on wood) oh no, baby

Knock on wood, woo!
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Chai
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2006 09:20 am
MacArthurs Park

hands down...no contest.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2006 09:25 am
I heard "cracklin' rosie" referred to a sparkling rosé wine.
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Chai
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2006 10:08 am
Yes dear,

you heard it 7 posts ago.

short term memory loss?
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Equus
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2006 10:16 am
I would nominate "Delta Dawn"

Delta Dawn what's that flower you have on?
could it be a faded rose from days gone by?
and did i hear you say he was a meeting you here today to take you to his mansion in the sky-eye

she's 41 and her daddy still calls her baby
all the folks 'round brownsville say she's crazy
cause she walks downtown with her suitcase in her hand lookin for a mysterious dark haired man

in her younger days they called her delta dawn
prettiest woman you ever laid eyes on
when a man of low degree stood by her side
promised her he'd take her for his bride

Delta Dawn what's that flower you have on?
could it be a faded rose from days gone by?
and did i hear you say he was a meeting you here today to take you to his mansion in the sky -eye


I can't type the rest- my keyboard just committed suicide rather than finish the song.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2006 10:41 am
Chai Tea wrote:
Yes dear,

you heard it 7 posts ago.

short term memory loss?

Yup. The brain cells are droppin like flies.
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Chai
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2006 10:47 am
George wrote:
Chai Tea wrote:
Yes dear,

you heard it 7 posts ago.

short term memory loss?

Yup. The brain cells are droppin like flies.


<SMOOTCH>


oh, here's a song with a message...

Uhh ehh uh ah ah
Ting tang walla walla bing bang
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Ting tang walla walla bing bang

Uhh ehh uh ah ah
Ting tang walla walla bing bang
Uhh ehh uh ah ah
Ting tang walla walla bing bang


I told the Witch Doctor I was in love with you
I told the Witch Doctor I was in love with you
And the Witch Doctor he told me what to do
He told me

Uhh ehh uh ah ah
Ting tang walla walla bing bang
Uhh ehh uh ah ah
Ting tang walla walla bing bang

Uhh ehh uh ah ah
Ting tang walla walla bing bang
Uhh ehh uh ah ah
Ting tang walla walla bing bang

You can keep your love from me just like you were a miser
And I'll admit it wasn't very smart
So I went out and found myself a guy that's so much wiser
And he taught me the way to win your heart

Uhh ehh uh ah ah
Ting tang walla walla bing bang
Uhh ehh uh ah ah
Ting tang walla walla bing bang

Uhh ehh uh ah ah
Ting tang walla walla bing bang
Uhh ehh uh ah ah
Ting tang walla walla bing bang
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2PacksAday
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2006 06:27 pm
This one is not a pop song, but I hate it nonetheless...

Grandma got run/ran? over by a reindeer. It's bad enough they play it every year seemingly non stop...but then they went and made a cartoon about it.
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InTraNsiTiOn
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2006 07:35 pm
dyslexia wrote:
I saw Neil at a club in san diego in the early sixties and thought "what a freakin' lounge lizard" and then proceded to ignore his music until I was at the "last waltz"


Agh, thats too bad! I would have loved to have been there...course I wasn't even thought of in the 60's, still I would love to have the opportunity to see him in concert.....'Cracklin' Rosie' is one of my favorite's!!
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LionTamerX
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2006 11:05 pm
dyslexia wrote:
I'm guessing the Dys is a bigot, I saw Neil at a club in san diego in the early sixties and thought "what a freakin' lounge lizard" and then proceded to ignore his music until I was at the "last waltz" The Band farewell and I saw he was an invited guest performer. Anyway I was intricate at the time (when first saw the Neil) with a lady who thought throwing her panties on the stage was a good idea.


I remember reading about that, dys. She was sent up for assault with a deadly weapon charges, wasn't she ?
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extra medium
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2006 11:13 pm
oh mickey your so fine
you blow my mind
hey mickey!
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