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March 3rd, 2006


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11:08 am - Quote for the Day
"What is too stupid to be said is sung."
--Voltaire


Well, this explains a lot of pop music lyrics. *snerk*
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From:izhilzha
Date:March 3rd, 2006 09:15 pm (UTC)
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I'd never heard it before, so I figured sharing with my LJ world was in order. :-D
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From:jcobleigh
Date:March 3rd, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC)
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My first thought was that explains the musical Candide. :)
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From:izhilzha
Date:March 3rd, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
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Well, considering that I bet Voltaire was referring to opera, that fits. :-)
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From:jd3000
Date:March 3rd, 2006 09:11 pm (UTC)
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"I'm never gonna dance again: guilty feet have got no rhythm."
"Somebody left the cake out in the rain / and it took so long to bake it / I'll never have that recipe again, oh no."
"Yummy, yummy, yummy I got love in my tummy /And I feel like a-lovin you."


I got a million of 'em. :-D

-JD
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From:izhilzha
Date:March 3rd, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC)
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Are those real? *is boggled*
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From:jd3000
Date:March 3rd, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC)
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Oh yeah, you bet.

"You keep lyin' when you oughta be truthin.' "
"Songs you sang to me, sounds you brang to me."
"Only time will tell if we stand the test of time."

"Hold me closer, Tony Danza.
Count the headlice on the highway."


Okay, that last one was made up. :-D

-JD
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 3rd, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC)
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These I don't know, but they sound like country lyrics. :-)

And those last two lines . . . misheard lyrics from

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0671501283/sr=8-1/qid=1141422510/ref=sr_1_1/102-1126216-8306514?%5Fencoding=UTF8

mayhaps? If not, they should be added in the next edition.

Some of my favorite misheard lyrics are in this book. It also enlightened me to real lyrics I was mishearing.

V.
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From:jd3000
Date:March 3rd, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC)
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They did do another edition of that, He's Got the Whole World in His Pants, but I don't believe either had those particular mondegreens.

-JD
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From:jhall1
Date:March 3rd, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
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I rather like the first one.

I offer:

Mersey dotes and dozy dotes and little lamsy divey.
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From:jd3000
Date:March 3rd, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
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A kiddely divey too, wouldn't you?
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From:jd3000
Date:March 3rd, 2006 09:21 pm (UTC)
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What's worse is that every song I cite here was a hit.

-JD
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 3rd, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC)
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Please, tell me you're kidding that you haven't heard these lyrics. I'm not *that* much older than you . . .

1. Careless Whispers - Wham!
2. Macarthur Park - Donna Summer (played this one in pep band, believe it or not)
3. Yummy Yummy Yummy - Express Ohio

Okay, the last one I had to look up the group because it was before my time, but I knew exactly the melodies of all those songs.

Thanks, JD, for sticking those songs in my head. Like I don't already listen to music that no one else hears. :-)

V.
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From:izhilzha
Date:March 3rd, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC)
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Please, tell me you're kidding that you haven't heard these lyrics. I'm not *that* much older than you . . .

Yes you are, "Jim"....

*ducks and runs for cover*

I think I probably missed them more because my family just wasn't into pop music. I didn't really experience that till university. :-P
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 3rd, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC)
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"Yes you are, "Jim"....
*ducks and runs for cover*"

Consider your forehead thwapped, "Chief."

"I think I probably missed them more because my family just wasn't into pop music."

I rather figured as much.

"I didn't really experience that till university. :-P"

Ergo, you probably know stuff I only have a passing acquaintance with . . . if I know it at all.

V.-who-is-in-her-"prime" thankyouverymuch :-P


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From:jd3000
Date:March 3rd, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
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I think I probably missed them more because my family just wasn't into pop music. I didn't really experience that till university.

The funny thing was, I didn't care about music until I was about 16, but my dad had KFRC playing in the car no matter what, so when I started to appreciate pop, rock and R&B, I found to my delight I had a massive database of music already burned into my brain through osmosis. :-D

-JD
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From:jhall1
Date:March 3rd, 2006 10:05 pm (UTC)
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The most famous and original version of Macarthur Park was sung by Richard Harris. I'm astonished that Donna Summer covered it - it doesn't sound at all like her sort of song.
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From:jd3000
Date:March 3rd, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, JD, for sticking those songs in my head. Like I don't already listen to music that no one else hears. :-)

Reminds me of that Onion opinion piece.

I have an iPod too -- IN MY MIND!

-JD
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From:izhilzha
Date:March 3rd, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
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Guess what's in my mental iPod? about 25,000 books on tape. ;-)

(No kidding, I have friends who do that...download books-on-CD to their iPods and take them everywhere. It's a wonderful idea.)
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From:jd3000
Date:March 3rd, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
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Ha, now there's a good idea, if I had a White Box of Joy. I can't take any sort of trip without at least one book nearby. An acual vacation? I'll bring a bagload.

True story: Last Friday, took a weekend trip to Monterey, brought A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, the TOS novel Ishmael, Kevin Murphy's A Year at the Movies, a Bathroom Reader, and a Nitpicker's Guide. I couldn't have read them all that weekend if I tried. :-D

-JD
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From:scorptilicus
Date:March 6th, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
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Ditto. I brought four books on my trip this weekend, even though I was going for less than two days. I didn't even reach two.
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From:kerravonsen
Date:March 3rd, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I recognise the first two.
Mind you, I have to point out that the second one ("McArthur Park") was actually a parody of "psychadelia" songs, which many people don't seem to realize.
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From:jd3000
Date:March 3rd, 2006 10:17 pm (UTC)
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"Psychadelia" songs, eh? Those made more sense. :-D

Good sense, innocence, cripplin' mankind
Dead kings, many things I can't define
Occasions, persuasions clutter your mind
Incense and peppermints, the color of time

Who cares what games we choose?
Little to win but nothin' to lose


-JD
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From:jd3000
Date:March 3rd, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
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Also, of course, must never forget the Blue Swede "OOGA CHAKA!" version of "Hooked on a Feeling." :-D

-JD
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From:kerravonsen
Date:March 3rd, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
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Naw, the "Ooga Chaka" doesn't count, that's just "acappella" nonsense words, without which the song would have been very flat. Though the actual lyrics were... simple.
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From:jd3000
Date:March 3rd, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
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It could be argued that the Ooga Chakas were used as some sort of warped percussion, but I don't buy it. To me they're lyrics and worthy of mockery. :-D Not that it makes the song bad, I only own that version of it.

-JD
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From:trinityday
Date:March 4th, 2006 12:18 am (UTC)
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I was going to say that it explains opera, but yours is better.
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From:scionofgrace
Date:March 4th, 2006 02:28 am (UTC)
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I'd say the best, worst, and most absurd of human experience ends up in song.

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