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[quote name='bartelby' timestamp='1491471833' post='3273249']
Red Sparowes:
At the Soundless Dawn album tracklist:
"Alone and Unaware, the Landscape was Transformed in Front of Our Eyes"

"Buildings Began to Stretch Wide Across the Sky, And the Air Filled with a Reddish Glow"

"The Soundless Dawn Came Alive as Cities Began to Mark the Horizon"

"Mechanical Sounds Cascaded Through the City Walls and Everyone Reveled in Their Ignorance"

"A Brief Moment of Clarity Broke Through the Deafening Hum, But It Was Too Late"

"Our Happiest Days Slowly Began to Turn into Dust"

"The Sixth Extinction Crept Up Slowly, Like Sunlight Through the Shutters, as We Looked Back in Regret"

and
Every Red Heart Shines Towards the Red Sun album:


"The Great Leap Forward Poured Down Upon Us One Day Like a Mighty Storm, Suddenly and Furiously Blinding Our Senses."

"We Stood Transfixed in Blank Devotion as Our Leader Spoke to Us, Looking Down on Our Mute Faces with a Great, Raging, and Unseeing Eye."

"Like the Howling Glory of the Darkest Winds, This Voice Was Thunderous and the Words Holy,
Tangling Their Way Around Our Hearts and Clutching Our Innocent Awe."

"A Message of Avarice Rained Down and Carried Us Away into False Dreams of Endless Riches."

"'Annihilate the Sparrow, That Stealer of Seed, and Our Harvests Will Abound; We Will Watch Our Wealth Flood In.'"

"And by Our Own Hand Did Every Last Bird Lie Silent in Their Puddles, the Air Barren of Song as the Clouds Drifted Away.
For Killing Their Greatest Enemy, the Locusts Noisily Thanked Us and Turned Their Jaws Toward Our Crops, Swallowing Our Greed Whole."

"Millions Starved and We Became Skinnier and Skinnier, While Our Leaders Became Fatter and Fatter."

"Finally, as That Blazing Sun Shone Down Upon Us, Did We Know That True Enemy Was the Voice of Blind Idolatry;
and Only Then Did We Begin to Think for Ourselves."s, as We Looked Back in Regret"
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They are just like Yes lyrics. As I was reading them I could hear Jon Anderson singing them in my head.

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[quote name='RhysP' timestamp='1491605753' post='3274333']
They are just like Yes lyrics. As I was reading them I could hear Jon Anderson singing them in my head.
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But they're better because they're not Yes lyrics..

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Frank Zappa had some great (and equally questionable) song titles; some of which are not for publication on a squeamish and conservative forum such as this. 😳

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Gong had some good titles for songs, 'Squeezing sponges over policemen's heads' is one I can remember without looking anything up!

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"And all those people who you romantically
Like to still believe are alive, are dead
So I’ll wipe my snot on the arm of your chair
As you put another Roger Dean poster on the wall

God I could murder a Cadbury’s Flake
But then I guess you wouldn’t let me into heaven
Or maybe you would
‘Cos their adverts promote oral sex"

Just a wee spot of lyrical brilliance courtesy of Half Man Half Biscuit {If you remember them you must unfortunately be as old as me :( }

Edited by Alien

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[quote name='SteveK' timestamp='1491344845' post='3272359']
Expect some chump will be along shortly to mention Budgie's classic ballads:
'Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman', and 'Hot as a Docker's Armpit'
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See also:

"I'm Compressing The Comb on a Cockerel's Head"

"You're The Biggest Thing Since Powdered Milk"

Quiet Sun gave us the absolutely monumental "Mummy was an Asteroid, Daddy was a Small Non-Stick Kitchen Utensil". It truly lives up to it's name.

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I thought it was song titles, not song lyrics?

Anyway, the early Genesis are an easy source.

The Carpet Crawlers.
I know What I Like in Your Wardrobe.

I could go on but there are too many.

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[quote name='FinnDave' timestamp='1492119580' post='3278177']
Gong had some good titles for songs, 'Squeezing sponges over policemen's heads' is one I can remember without looking anything up!
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Taken from the same LP as "Fohat digs holes in space" and "Wet cheese delirium," if I remember rightly!

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Future of the Left have some good ones, the lyrics are usually excellent as well.

[font=sans-serif]If AT&T Drank Tea What Would BP Do[/font]
[font=sans-serif]Stand by Your Manatee[/font]
[font=sans-serif]Sheena Is A T-Shirt Salesman[/font]
[font=sans-serif]Robocop 4 - F*** Off Robocop[/font]
[font=sans-serif]You Need Satan More Than He Needs You[/font]

Edited by GarethFlatlands

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The Wedding Present had a few good ones.

http://youtu.be/4aQtqwIqnvE

http://youtu.be/n3H7jaaYS74

http://youtu.be/NEjiGjVyFPc

Edited by Cato

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[quote name='EliasMooseblaster' timestamp='1492376444' post='3279815']
Taken from the same LP as "Fohat digs holes in space" and "Wet cheese delirium," if I remember rightly!
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Yep, all from Camembert Electrique.

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