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Lyrics Analyses - What did they mean?


Lyrics Analyses - What did they mean?

A place for folks to discuss lyrics, to analyze what they might have meant, and the people and events surrounding them.

Members: 28
Latest Activity: Dec 15, 2015

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow 1 Reply

This is for Edward and for anyone else who wants to try my arrangement of this great song. As usual, my messages won't go through, from me to another individual, so I am posting here. Edward - I sure…Continue

Started by Michael S. Jackson. Last reply by Michael S. Jackson Jul 16, 2013.

The Boat's on Fire 5 Replies

Do we analyze originals here? I am still not sure what or where this came from...any thoughts?The Boat’s on Fire    The boats on fire and the water looks deep, and smoke is filling the airThe waters…Continue

Started by Edward Sparks. Last reply by Jeff Lustick Jun 30, 2013.

Favorite Sad Songs 15 Replies

There are some songs that give you chills or bring tears to your eyes every time you hear them. What are some of your favorite sad songs?Continue

Started by Rosemary j. Lambin. Last reply by Jud Hair Aug 30, 2012.

Tom Dooley 4 Replies

A couple of us have been sort of discussing this song at another group. The discussion came about as ancillary to someone stating that a relative of his wrote a somewhat well-known song and someone…Continue

Tags: folk, Trio, Kingston, Dooley

Started by Michael S. Jackson. Last reply by Michael S. Jackson Jan 27, 2012.

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Comment by Jud Hair on June 22, 2013 at 1:58am

"Hurt" is a great song and wonderfully covered by Cash at the end of his life.  A first glance it seemed a strange choice for Cash since it was actually written by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails in the mid 90s.

Comment by Iain Brennan on June 22, 2013 at 1:51am
Not many songs make my eyes stream with tears-but I heard Johnny Cash's "Hurt" a couple if days ago, and once again, I was in the company of strangers, and had to surreptitiously sneak away and dry my eyes-that song does it to me every time, without fail, the heart-rending grief in Cash's voice, is almost too much to bear,I actually play and sing it, when I'm alone-no audience-no way-how weird is that!
Comment by Jeremy Richmann on June 21, 2013 at 9:03pm

I have been thinking a lot lately on the deeper meaning of lyrics. Even to songs that I have heard many many times before. I am hoping that this will spark some creative juices in myself. Great group idea.

Comment by Michael S. Jackson on February 26, 2012 at 11:07am

Hi, Brent!

Pretty good group here, though we're not as active as we once were. You'll find intense camaraderie strengthened not be flowery praise of each other and the music, but through disagreements and lively discussons.

We keep it civil, though, and we all learn a lot.


Comment by Edward Sparks on February 25, 2012 at 7:30am

Welcome here too Brent!  Edward

Comment by Brent Faloon on February 25, 2012 at 7:17am

Haven't been by AGC for way too happens...what a COOL idea for a group! Looking forward to this. Brent

Comment by Michael S. Jackson on December 26, 2011 at 10:43am

And then there are the old ones: Whiskey Before Breakfast" and "Cotton-Eyed Joe."



Comment by Edward Sparks on December 25, 2011 at 1:39pm

Ken, If I got tickets to see CSN again I would celebrate with a handful of whiskey too!!! Hope you will get some good photos and share them with us here!  Thanks for the "Hogmanay" definition.  One of my bandmates is Scottish and I will see him today and ask him is he knows what that is!  Edward

P.S. I don't know what Slainte' is either...educate us foreigners man!  

Comment by Ken Bellingham on December 25, 2011 at 12:54pm

@ Ken Brodie:  I imagine this is an old cliche, but I had an uncle who would ask you to just pour him two fingers worth and then raise his forearm across his chest with closed fist and extend his index finger and pinkie out to the side.

Comment by Michael S. Jackson on December 25, 2011 at 11:04am

Now that I know what Hogmany is, I'd like to know what slainte' is...

Hogmany and slainte' (unless the latter is a bad thing) to all,



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