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Thread started 08/19/18 1:41am

kpowers

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Name a weird line in a song

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Kim Carnes "Bette Davis Eyes" (1981)

And she'll tease you, she'll unease you
All the better just to please you
She's precocious, and she knows just what it
Takes to make a pro blush
She got Greta Garbo's standoff sighs, she's got Bette Davis eyes.---
Ok never knew she was saying "pro blush" what the heck is a pro blush?

There is much confusion over whether the lyrics are "she knows just what it takes to make a crow blush" or "... pro blush". Jackie DeShannon sings "crow" in her version, and Kim Carnes recorded it as "pro." The phrase "could make a crow blush" is an early 20th-century Midwestern United States colloquialism meaning that one could unease someone with little effort, and the arranger of Carnes's version was unfamiliar with the term.[citation needed][dubiousdiscuss] Others have misheard the lyrics as "she knows just what it takes to makes a girl blush," suggesting a bisexual undertone, although this was unintended by either DeShannon or Weiss
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What does "pro blush" mean...exactly?

The term "making a pro blush" refers to being better at one's own game. For example if you are a comedian and you are making fun of someone in your audience and then all of a sudden the audience member says something that makes you shut up and move on, then that person has made a pro blush.
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Reply #1 posted 08/19/18 2:18am

EmmaMcG

"She was just 17, you know what I mean".

The Beatles had some awful lyrics in their time but this is one of the worst offenders.
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Reply #2 posted 08/19/18 12:20pm

XxAxX

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James Blunt "You're Beautiful"

My life is brilliant
My life is brilliant
My love is pure
I saw an angel
Of that I'm sure
She smiled at me on the subway
She was with another man
But I won't lose no sleep on that
'Cause I've got a plan


biggrin smile neutral eek um... what "plan"???
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Reply #3 posted 08/19/18 1:15pm

kpowers

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EmmaMcG said:

"She was just 17, you know what I mean". The Beatles had some awful lyrics in their time but this is one of the worst offenders.

Yeah when I was in High School I had no problem with singing that song. But now that I'm older, not so much.

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Reply #4 posted 08/19/18 1:23pm

kpowers

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Speaking of -

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Look at the night and it don't seem so lonely
We filled it up with only two
And when I hurt
Hurting runs off my shoulders
How can I hurt when I'm holding you
One, touching one
Reaching out, touching me, touching you

Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good------

OK I always heard this song was about young Caroline Kennedy

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OK I never believed that this song was really about Caroline Kennedy so I did a little research

On Monday, the singer revealed the truth behind the hit.
"I was writing a song in Memphis, Tennessee, for a session. I needed a three-syllable name," Diamond said during an appearance on "Today." "The song was about my wife at the time — her name was Marsha — and I couldn't get a 'Marsha' rhyme."

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Reply #5 posted 08/19/18 4:03pm

TrivialPursuit




kpowers said:

What does "pro blush" mean...exactly?

The term "making a pro blush" refers to being better at one's own game. For example if you are a comedian and you are making fun of someone in your audience and then all of a sudden the audience member says something that makes you shut up and move on, then that person has made a pro blush.


My first thought was that - given that this is just a young girl in no particular situation other than being terribly alluring - she was so naturally good at being a flirt without even trying, that she could put the best of hookers (a professional) to shame; even they would blush at the lengths this girl goes to win over the boys.

If the crow line is an old colloquialism, then that's probably what it was meant to be.

As far as weird lines, "The One U Wanna C" has a weird and old reference:

Any spell the blind fishermen could cast
That's why I come like thunder 2 tell U.

and

Every nickel in this club lookin' 4 a dime
Nothing less, nothing more

A friend asked me about both back in the day. I think the first is pretty obvious, and the second is just a play on words. The song is full of them. Weird, but not undecipherable .

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Reply #6 posted 08/19/18 7:36pm

MickyDolenz

Genesis - Harold The Barrel
Harold the barrel cut off his toes and he served them all for tea

The Monkees - Tapioca Tundra
Reasoned verse, some prose or rhyme
Lose themselves in other times
And waiting hopes cast silent spells
That speak in clouded clues.
It cannot be a part of me,
For now it's part of you.

Beastie Boys - Time To Get Ill
I got rhymes galime, I got rhymes galilla
And I got more rhymes than Phyllis Diller

For 75 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #7 posted 08/19/18 9:09pm

Purplegarden

Duran Duran - Wild Boys

"Your telephone is ringing, while your dancing in the rain"

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R- Kelly U remind me

"U remind me of my jeep"

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Prince - Glam Slam

"Soda Fizzin on the lawn"

This is the place where emotions grow. 24 Feelings all in a row, its alright, its alright
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Reply #8 posted 08/19/18 9:12pm

Purplegarden

Purplegarden said:

Duran Duran - Wild Boys

"Your telephone is ringing, while your dancing in the rain"

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R- Kelly U remind me

"U remind me of my jeep"

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Prince - Glam Slam

"Soda Fizzin on the lawn"

Exotic STORM - "I'll save you from the world"

"Bombs be dropping everywhere, they better not harm your silky hair"

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Black eyed peas - My humps

"My humps, my humps my lovely lady lumps"

This is the place where emotions grow. 24 Feelings all in a row, its alright, its alright
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Reply #9 posted 08/19/18 9:21pm

heymistermusic

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Ol' Dirty Bastard Featuring Kelis "Got Your Money"

"I don't have no trouble with you fucking me
But I have a little problem wit you not fucking me"

lol priest falloff

[Edited 8/19/18 21:48pm]

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Reply #10 posted 08/20/18 2:23am

Dancelot

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If I was a sculptor, buth then again no (Elton John "Your Song")

and...? hmm







Vanglorious... this is protected by the red, the black, and the green. With a key... sissy!
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Reply #11 posted 08/20/18 3:29am

kpowers

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TrivialPursuit said:




kpowers said:

What does "pro blush" mean...exactly?

The term "making a pro blush" refers to being better at one's own game. For example if you are a comedian and you are making fun of someone in your audience and then all of a sudden the audience member says something that makes you shut up and move on, then that person has made a pro blush.


My first thought was that - given that this is just a young girl in no particular situation other than being terribly alluring - she was so naturally good at being a flirt without even trying, that she could put the best of hookers (a professional) to shame; even they would blush at the lengths this girl goes to win over the boys.

If the crow line is an old colloquialism, then that's probably what it was meant to be.

As far as weird lines, "The One U Wanna C" has a weird and old reference:

Any spell the blind fishermen could cast
That's why I come like thunder 2 tell U.

and

Every nickel in this club lookin' 4 a dime
Nothing less, nothing more

A friend asked me about both back in the day. I think the first is pretty obvious, and the second is just a play on words. The song is full of them. Weird, but not undecipherable .

I liked "if you wanna get creamy" line headbang

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Reply #12 posted 08/20/18 4:56am

RodeoSchro

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XxAxX said:

James Blunt "You're Beautiful"

My life is brilliant
My life is brilliant
My love is pure
I saw an angel
Of that I'm sure
She smiled at me on the subway
She was with another man
But I won't lose no sleep on that
'Cause I've got a plan


biggrin smile neutral eek um... what "plan"???




highfive I've always thought the same thing about that verse! He says he has a plan and then the rest of the song is about how he doesn't have a plan!

He does have an awesome Twitter account though.

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Reply #13 posted 08/20/18 4:59am

RodeoSchro

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Purplegarden said:

Duran Duran - Wild Boys

"Your telephone is ringing, while your dancing in the rain"

.

R- Kelly U remind me

"U remind me of my jeep"

.

Prince - Glam Slam

"Soda Fizzin on the lawn"



I'm pretty sure that's a reference to something that was popular in the 50's - that Coca-Cola would kill sperm. It was thought to be a birth-control device. Use your imagination.

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Reply #14 posted 08/20/18 5:01am

RodeoSchro

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kpowers said:

TrivialPursuit said:





My first thought was that - given that this is just a young girl in no particular situation other than being terribly alluring - she was so naturally good at being a flirt without even trying, that she could put the best of hookers (a professional) to shame; even they would blush at the lengths this girl goes to win over the boys.

If the crow line is an old colloquialism, then that's probably what it was meant to be.

As far as weird lines, "The One U Wanna C" has a weird and old reference:

Any spell the blind fishermen could cast
That's why I come like thunder 2 tell U.

and

Every nickel in this club lookin' 4 a dime
Nothing less, nothing more

A friend asked me about both back in the day. I think the first is pretty obvious, and the second is just a play on words. The song is full of them. Weird, but not undecipherable .

I liked "if you wanna get creamy" line headbang




I LOVE that line! My wife HATES it. She won't let me play it in concert, LOL. (But I do if she's not there. Don't tell her!)

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Reply #15 posted 08/20/18 5:18am

NorthC

David Bowie: Let's Dance. I always wondered what "serious moonlight" was.
I may disagree with everything you say, but I will defend your right to say it.
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Reply #16 posted 08/20/18 5:24am

NorthC

But of course we can't have a thread like this without Bob Dylan:

The ghost of Belle Starr she hands down her wits
To Jezebel the nun who violently knits
A bald wig for Jack the Ripper who sits
At the head of the Chamber of Commerce
(Tombstone Blues)

Jewels and binoculars hang by the side of the mule
And these Visions of Johanna make it all seem so cruel
[Edited 8/20/18 5:24am]
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Reply #17 posted 08/20/18 12:39pm

MickyDolenz

Boogiemonsters - Recognized Thresholds of Negative Stress
Verbal vomit, strings the atomic
Some electrospectroscopic storm, rising from the quorum
It's like what? All up in your grill as we be strokin to the doom

Ylvis - The Fox
Joff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff
Tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff
Joff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff
What does the fox say?

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Reply #18 posted 08/20/18 1:58pm

luvsexy4all

i thought pro blush means a professional (prostitute) blush (verb)

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Reply #19 posted 08/20/18 9:53pm

phunkdaddy

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Indiscreet Sweet by ConFunkShun

Indiscreet Sweet young thang

All she want to do is drive my chine

Indiscreet Sweet young thang

the law's gonna get me because she's only 15 eek

And we thought Rick James was edgy with 17

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #20 posted 08/21/18 8:56am

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She means Steelers fans. Because most are so unhinged.

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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Reply #21 posted 08/21/18 9:35am

PurpleJedi

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"...like a Brontosaurus..."

By St. Boogar and all the saints at the backside door of Purgatory!
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Reply #22 posted 08/21/18 2:52pm

Purplegarden

"I'm a workin at my jobba"

This is the place where emotions grow. 24 Feelings all in a row, its alright, its alright
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Reply #23 posted 08/21/18 4:46pm

heymistermusic

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lol I just had a flashback to Star Wars right there haha yoda

Purplegarden said:

"I'm a workin at my jobba"

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Reply #24 posted 08/21/18 6:49pm

LadyLayla

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luvsexy4all said:

i thought pro blush means a professional (prostitute) blush (verb)

That's what I thought!

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Reply #25 posted 08/21/18 7:02pm

LadyLayla

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I recently found out I was mishearing these lyrics--Africa by Toto

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It's gonna take a lot to take me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had

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It's gonna take a lot to take me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men on Mars could ever do
I guess the rain's down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had

Style is the second cousin to class
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Reply #26 posted 08/21/18 8:53pm

kpowers

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PurpleJedi said:

"...like a Brontosaurus..."

I like that line too headbang music

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Reply #27 posted 08/22/18 1:08am

NorthC

LadyLayla said:

I recently found out I was mishearing these lyrics--Africa by Toto



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It's gonna take a lot to take me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had



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It's gonna take a lot to take me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men on Mars could ever do
I guess the rain's down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had


I always thought it was "guess" too. Makes more sense this way.
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Reply #28 posted 08/23/18 12:14am

LightOfArt

"My father had to go to work,

I used to think he was a jerk"

-Mother and Father by Madonna

I still love that album to death though razz

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Reply #29 posted 08/24/18 2:12pm

JoeyC

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I win. Godley & Creme are an interesting duo and i am a fan of their music, but WTF? Seriously, WTF???



This song is a complete anxiety producer... eek



[Edited 8/24/18 14:25pm]

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