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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.

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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 Edward Sparks on December 24, 2011 at 8:36pm

My motto..."Smooth talkin' in 2012!"  I am ready!  Edward

Comment by James P. Royle on December 24, 2011 at 1:07pm

I agree with any of that! We'll pick it back up. Best wishes everybody!

Comment by Edward Sparks on December 24, 2011 at 11:46am

Ken my friend...two fingers worth back to you!  

P.S. define "Hogmany"?

Comment by Michael S. Jackson on June 15, 2011 at 9:20am

Know what happens when you let a magazine sit for a week or so before you read it? Strange stuff creeps into it! Word is, these guys are pretty good.

August, 2011, pp 50, Vintage Guitarist... uh... I mean Vintage Guitar magazine (sorry, Ed, couldn't resist!)

Comment by Edward Sparks on June 2, 2011 at 8:08pm
Zappa...Anybody who actually names their kids Dweezel and Moonunit are pretty outrageous in my book!   "Don't you eat that yellow snow..."
Comment by Michael S. Jackson on June 1, 2011 at 3:29pm

I trust all made it through the memorial weekend OK. As for myself, I was scraping four inches of glabal warming off my driveway on Monday and, for some reason, could not get Frank Zappa out of my head. Hey... I'm as cultured as the rest of ya'll!

Anyone ever listen to his stuff? I mean stuff like "If she were my daughter, I'd..." What the hell was he trying to say? Or was he just trying to be outrageous in order to sell (a la Howard Stern)? 

Comment by Patrick Michael Alaggio on May 29, 2011 at 5:49am

Hello all... still here, healing and trying to get a new business going.

Paolo Nutini's song was lovely Ken.

Lost the trans in my car just as I launched my little venture buying and selling guitars. Three steps forward and two steps back... but I'm not complaining... much better the 2 steps forward and 3 steps back. If anyone is interested in a new 6 or 12 string Taylor guitar then let me know. I sold my top end 955 so I could keep the K65ce for my daughter... That sale financed the purchase of other guitars and I've already sold a 310ce and now have a 514ce, 555, 355 and 712, which, for the time being, I'm keeping for my son and me because it's small enough to get my bad shoulder/arm around... so I can overcome this stir-craziness from not being able to play without extreme pain and ongoing discomfort that lasts for days... I'm also hoping that the improved tone (over Danny's 1/2 size classical) will inspire him to learn with me... So far he has been tryingdiligetly and I am hopeful that this will stick with him for a lifetime since tere is so much joy to be found in creating music.

Also, business at my litte production company went from slow to fast and I am happy that I now have enough work to keep ahead of the bills. 

If anyone is looking for a great guitar at a very fair price let me know and I will point you to the eBay ads I've written under my two tradingnames: daniel*ios and food4peace.

Happy Memorial Day weekend to all.


Comment by Jeff Lustick on May 24, 2011 at 5:21pm
Ooh-one of my favorite Satirday morning tv shows when I was a kid. Hi-yo Silver away!!!!!
Comment by Edward Sparks on May 24, 2011 at 5:14pm
Just doing my job Keem-o-sabi...Edward
Comment by Jeff Lustick on May 24, 2011 at 4:34pm



Thank you-you made my day!!!!






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