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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 Jeremy Richmann on July 15, 2013 at 10:27am

Ok. has anybody in this group ever heard of Jeffrey Foucault? If so what do you think of his lyrics? If you have not...Take a listen to him if you can (Spotify is were I discovered him) and let me know your thoughts. I won't give any of my thoughts because I want all to have the benefit of surprise. I will see that he is my currant favorite artist. However, the music with his band Cold Satellite fails to impress.

Comment by Iain Brennan on July 11, 2013 at 2:49pm
Its in an interesting tuning Edward: BF#BEAE-sounds incredible on a 12-string.
Comment by Edward Sparks on July 11, 2013 at 7:50am
Havenot heard that one Iian, but I will check it out!
Comment by Iain Brennan on July 11, 2013 at 7:36am
Too right Ken! I couldn't even explain why lyrics like that, can have the effect they have-maybe it is a bit too close to home, I really don't know, -what I do know, is I get a terrific buzz out of listening to profound (and funny) lyrics in songs, from a wide variety of Player/Performers, personally, I have no single favourites, but, Neil Young, Dylan, and Joni Mitchell figure big in my playing, (incidentally-anyone listened to the words in Joni's 'Magdalene Laundries'?) Hard hittin'lyrics there. ....
Comment by Edward Sparks on July 11, 2013 at 7:16am
So true ken! I know I have gone down that path many times, although no one else may know!
Comment by Jeremy Richmann on June 24, 2013 at 11:23am

Some times the lyrics that hit home the most are the ones we could never bring ourselves to right. Maybe it can just be to personal sometimes. Johnny Cash. One of my very favorite performers off all time.

Comment by Michael S. Jackson on June 23, 2013 at 12:19pm
Thanks. After reading your post I immediately went to YouTube and found this video. Very nice. I also watched his last interview where, in part, he discussed this video.
Thanks again,
Comment by Jud Hair on June 22, 2013 at 10:12am

Here's the video ... maybe one of the best ever considering Cash's circumstances at the time and the song itself. Gripping!      Enjoy ... :-)

Comment by Iain Brennan on June 22, 2013 at 9:49am
And here's me thinking Cash wrote it.......
Comment by Michael S. Jackson on June 22, 2013 at 9:17am
I'm gonna look that one up.

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