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    Obviously, I'm bored...and I don't recall this being started here yet.



    Nineteen ninety
    Chubb Rock jumps up on the scene
    With a lean
    And a pocket full of green
    The green doesn't symbolize I made it on the top
    But RoboCop last year was a shock


    Bothered me for years.


    Post some better ones..


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    The kingsmen louie louie. The entire song outside of louie louie, oh no, and yayayayya
    Certain songs they get so scratched into our souls

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    Default Re: The "Lyrics that you STILL don't understand" Thread

    I think Robocop 2 came out in 1990 and it was shockingly terrible. So, maybe ... ?


    EDIT: Louie Louie? You're kidding, right? That song is about a girl waiting for him to come back home to her. He has to catch a ship to sail and see her, but he might not make it home. Because you can't understand what the Kingsmen are saying doesn't mean the lyrics themselves don't make sense. That song wasn't even written by the Kingsmen, it was a cover.
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    Most of Oasis' lyrics don't make any sense. I think Noel said he just needed things to rhyme.
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    Resign yourself that's radio's gonna stay
    Reason: It could polish up the grey
    Put that, put that, put that up your wall
    That this isn't country at all

    Radio station, beside yourself

    Keep me out of country in the word
    Deal the porch is leading us absurd
    Push that, push that, push that to the hull
    That this isn't nothing at all
    Straight off the boat, where to go?

    Calling all in transit, calling all in transit
    Radio free Europe, radio...

    Beside defying media too fast
    Instead of pushing palaces to fall
    Put that, put that, put that before all
    That this isn't fortune at all

    Radio station, beside yourself
    Calling all in transit, calling all in transit
    Radio free Europe

    Decide yourself, calling all of the medias too fast

    Keep me out of country in the word
    Disappoint is unto us absurd

    Straight off the boat, where to go?

    Calling all in transit, calling all in transit
    Radio free Europe, radio free Europe
    Calling all in transit, calling all in transit
    Radio free Europe, radio free Europe...
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    MGMT - Kids
    Control yourself, take only what you need from it
    A family of trees wanting to be haunted....

    I don't mind the song, but this makes no sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greghead View Post
    I think Robocop 2 came out in 1990 and it was shockingly terrible. So, maybe ... ?


    EDIT: Louie Louie? You're kidding, right? That song is about a girl waiting for him to come back home to her. He has to catch a ship to sail and see her, but he might not make it home. Because you can't understand what the Kingsmen are saying doesn't mean the lyrics themselves don't make sense. That song wasn't even written by the Kingsmen, it was a cover.
    I didn't say it wasn't a cover or didn't make sense just that you cant understand what they're the saying in that song. i thought that was the point of this thread. to name lyrics you don't understand not that don't make sense. i apologize.
    On that Note Ive never figured out these. taking me forever.

    You cannot go against nature
    Because when you do
    Go against nature
    It's part of nature too
    Our little lives get complicated
    It's a simple thing
    Simple as a flower
    And that's a complicated thing
    Certain songs they get so scratched into our souls

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    Modest Mouse - THree Inch Horses, Two Faced Monsters

    It's the big show tongue tip tied to the roof of my mouth bad naughty little
    angels come rushin' out.
    I don't know but I been told you never die and you never grow old.
    I guess you guessed that I"d catch hell. I just caught a cold but now I'm
    feelin well.
    It's the big show it's big show
    Looked like we were photographed at gun point so I had to laugh.
    Ha ha.
    You said "I hope you live forever." Don't you wish that on me.
    You said "don't be clever."
    I don't know but I been told you never die and you never grow old.
    It's the big show. It's the big show!
    Three inch horses watching them drown (in the tar pits).
    We're kneeling down.

    They see us talking out both sides of our mouths.
    Two faced monsters. aaawh.

    significance of a three inch horse? acid trip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGirl View Post
    MGMT - Kids
    Control yourself, take only what you need from it
    A family of trees wanting to be haunted....

    I don't mind the song, but this makes no sense.
    I've always been kinda conflicted about this song, because the first half of what you quoted actually resonates really strongly for me, but the second half is just bullshit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thelastgreatman View Post
    I've always been kinda conflicted about this song, because the first half of what you quoted actually resonates really strongly for me, but the second half is just bullshit.
    I think the verses make more sense than the chorus, but not by much.
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    I don't care what anyone says. I fucking love that song.
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    Love that whole album.

    But I don't know what a family of trees being haunted has to do with the rest of the song. Such an odd thing to throw into a mix that I otherwise find really strongly affecting and hits some weird personal note I can't quite pinpoint.
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    Anything by The Mars Volta after Frances the Mute...and a lot of shit prior
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    Quote Originally Posted by frazzles View Post
    Anything by The Mars Volta after Frances the Mute...and a lot of shit prior
    I was going to mention TMV earlier, but their lyrics are so obviously nonsensical on purpose.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gmoneyak View Post
    I was going to mention TMV earlier, but their lyrics are so obviously nonsensical on purpose.
    Try the booklet that came with the first 50 deloused vinyls. That was beyond weird

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGirl View Post
    MGMT - Kids
    Control yourself, take only what you need from it
    A family of trees wanting to be haunted....

    I don't mind the song, but this makes no sense.
    I always figured this song was about tripping on acid.
    Oh look it stopped snowing...

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    Bush, and everything they've written.
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    Found this from the google machine.

    You were a child,(beginning of human civilization) crawling on your knees toward it (slowly, but surely we started using natural resources)
    making mama(mother nature) so proud, but your voice was too loud(we started using earth's resources like we wouldn't run out)
    we like to watch you laughing,(we're all happy because of things like electricity, cars, and other things possible from natural resources) you picked the insects off plants
    no time to think of consequences(us taking Earth's resources without thinking about the repercussions like global warming)

    control yourself, take only what you need from it(don't take more than you need from the Earth)
    a family of trees wanting, to be haunted(I believe this is talking about the trees in the rainforests, and how they should be left alone)
    control yourself, take only what you need from him
    a family of trees wanting to be haunted

    the water is warm but its sending me shivers(global warming will make the oceans warmer, but he's shivering from fear)
    a baby is born, crying out for attention(if global warming does take effect, we'll be too busy with other things to pay attention to babies like we can now)
    memories fade, like looking through a fogged mirror(again, if global warming takes effect, we'll soon forget about our past, carefree lives)
    decision to decisions are made and not bought
    but i thought this wouldnt hurt a lot
    i guess not(I belive he means that we're talking about doing something, but we're really not and how we can't buy ourselves out of this mess and that we thought it wouldn't hurt to use all of the Earth's resources, i guess not)

    control yourself take only what you need from it
    a family of trees wanted to be haunted (x5)

    control yourself take only what you need from it
    a family of trees....
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    MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark
    All the sweet green icing flowing down
    Someone left the cake out in the rain
    I don't think that I can take it
    'Cause it took so long to bake it
    And I'll never learn that recipe agaaaaaaaaaain
    Oh noooooooooooo
    We're here to play some Mississippi Delta Blues. We're in a horrible depression, and I gotta admit - we're starting to like it.

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    Hahaha..

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    The Cure - The Walk

    " I saw you look like a Japanese baby"
    Oh look it stopped snowing...

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    I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.
    See how they run like pigs from a gun, see how they fly.
    I'm crying.

    Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come.
    Corporation tee-shirt, stupid bloody tuesday.
    Man, you been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long.
    I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
    I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob.

    Mister city policeman sitting
    Pretty little policemen in a row.
    See how they fly like Lucy in the Sky, see how they run.
    I'm crying, I'm crying.
    I'm crying, I'm crying.

    Yellow mother custard, dripping from a dead dog's eye.
    Crabalocker fishwife, pornographic priestess,
    Boy, you been a naughty girl you let your knickers down.
    I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
    I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob.

    Sitting in an english garden waiting for the sun.
    If the sun don't come, you get a tan
    From standing in the english rain.
    I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
    I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob goo goo g'joob.

    Expert textpert choking smokers,
    Don't you think the joker laughs at you?
    See how they smile like pigs in a sty,
    See how they snied.
    I'm crying.

    Semolina pilchard climbing up the Eiffel Tower
    Elementary penguin singing Hare Krishna
    Man you should have seen them kicking Edgar Alan Poe
    I am the eggman, they are the eggmen
    I am the walrus, goo goo goo joob goo goo goo joob
    Goo goo goo joob goo goo goo joob
    Goo gooooooooooo jooba jooba jooba jooba jooba jooba
    Jooba jooba
    Jooba jooba
    Jooba jooba
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    Any song that Nina Kraviz sings on. I'm pretty sure she just mumbles words in lieu of lyrics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeaks View Post
    The Cure - The Walk

    " I saw you look like a Japanese baby"
    I could never see anything beyond just being a cute reference, but apparently some people say that it might have to do with Robert being told he's got some asian-looking features on his face, maybe something about the eyes? just google Robert Smith without makeup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zircona1 View Post
    MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark
    All the sweet green icing flowing down
    Someone left the cake out in the rain
    I don't think that I can take it
    'Cause it took so long to bake it
    And I'll never learn that recipe agaaaaaaaaaain
    Oh noooooooooooo
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    Informer by Snow. I hate to admit how much that song makes me smile when I hear it. But I have no clue as to wtf.
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    Manfred Mann's Earth Band
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Madman drummers bummers,
    Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat
    In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat
    With a boulder on my shoulder, feelin' kinda older,
    I tripped the merry-go-round
    With this very unpleasin', sneezin' and wheezin,
    the calliope crashed to the ground
    The calliope crashed to the ground
    But she was...
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Some silicone sister with a manager mister told me I go what it takes
    She said "I'll turn you on sonny to something strong,
    play the song with the funky break"
    And go-cart Mozart was checkin' out the weather chart to see if it was safe outside
    And little Early-Pearly came by in his curly-wurly and asked me if I needed a ride
    Asked me if I needed a ride
    But she was...
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light
    She got down but she never got tired
    She's gonna make it through the night
    She's gonna make it through the night
    But mama, that's where the fun is
    But mama, that's where the fun is
    Mama always told me not to look into the eye's of the sun
    But mama, that's where the fun is
    Some brimstone baritone anticyclone rolling stone preacher from the east
    Says, "Dethrone the dictaphone, hit it in it's funny bone,
    that's where they expect it least"
    And some new-mown chaperone was standin' in the corner,
    watching the young girls dance
    And some fresh-sown moonstone was messin' with his frozen zone, reminding him of romance
    The calliope crashed to the ground
    But she was...
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light
    Madman drummers bummers, Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat
    In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat
    With a boulder on my shoulder, feelin' kinda older,
    I tripped the merry-go-round
    With this very unpleasin', sneezin' and wheezin,
    the calliope crashed to the ground
    Now Scott with a slingshot finially found a tender spot and throws his lover in the sand
    And some bloodshot forget-me-not said daddy's within earshot save the buckshot, turn up the band
    Some silicone sister with a manager mister told me I go what it takes
    She said "I'll turn you on sonny to something strong"



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    Default Re: The "Lyrics that you STILL don't understand" Thread

    'Blinded By the Light' was originally written by Bruce Springsteen.

    He performed the song on a VH1 Storytellers, and said that it wasn't about anything, he was just paging through a rhyming dictionary that helped him write it.
    We're here to play some Mississippi Delta Blues. We're in a horrible depression, and I gotta admit - we're starting to like it.

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    Default Re: The "Lyrics that you STILL don't understand" Thread

    Since when do lyrics have to make sense? Actually, don't MOST lyrics not make sense?


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