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50 minutes ago, EBS_freak said:

But are you telling me, when you've got 60,000 people singing it, they don't know what it means? It means something different to every one of them."

 

Not that I’m one to normally defend the Gallaghers... but I guess he has a point. 

Can you apply the same logic to Ultravox's Vienna? 

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1 hour ago, EBS_freak said:

In a 2009 interview, Gallagher told the following anecdote:

This writer, he was going on about the lyrics to "Champagne Supernova", and he actually said to me, "You know, the one thing that's stopping it being a classic is the ridiculous lyrics." And I went, "What do you mean by that?" And he said, "Well, 'Slowly walking down the hall, faster than a cannonball' — what's that mean?" And I went, "I don't know. But are you telling me, when you've got 60,000 people singing it, they don't know what it means? It means something different to every one of them."
 

Not that I’m one to normally defend the Gallaghers... but I guess he has a point. 

I looked up “indefensible” in the dictionary and it said

“(n) like Liam Gallagher. See also ‘[email protected]’ “

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7 hours ago, Maude said:

Can you apply the same logic to Ultravox's Vienna? 

 

Wasn't that about Rigsby's cat?

 

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From Wikipedia:
As he pries and spies upon his tenants, Rigsby often carries Vienna, his large, fluffy, long-haired, black-and-white tomcat. Rigsby's amiable pet, and confidant, is so named because – as Rigsby tells it – when he goes to put him out on a cold dark night, if there is another set of eyes out there, then it's Good night Vienna.

 

 

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30 minutes ago, SpondonBassed said:

 

Wasn't that about Rigsby's cat?

 

 

 

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He’s the spitting image of my old cat, Buster. He was huge ...

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10 hours ago, mep said:

The prospect of the Gallaghers being at a shooting club is plausible, but surely another attempt with the cannon and a larger charge would have been performed?

Oh yes indeed! Within an hour it was  lasting away. Accuracy was reasonable with it able to fairly routinely hit a 6ft target at 100yds. Great fun but expensive to run.

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10 hours ago, mep said:

The prospect of the Gallaghers being at a shooting club is plausible

Thats not plausible, it's downright frightening! They are big enough Richards without firearms!

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"I'm a Lumberjack and I'm Ok" Are you, are you really? Especially during this pandemic.

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10 minutes ago, Bobthedog said:

"I'm a Lumberjack and I'm Ok" Are you, are you really? Especially during this pandemic.

And even if they are, given the current climate, it's a bit self centred.

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"I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus"

Right, where do we start with this one....

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And we'll really shake them up
When we win the World Cup
'Cause Scotland are the greatest football team

- if ever there were lyrics which epitomise the thread title...

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4 minutes ago, MacDaddy said:

 


And we'll really shake them up
When we win the World Cup
'Cause Scotland are the greatest football team

- if ever there were lyrics which epitomise the thread title...

In the context of balance:

"We're England
We're gonna score one more than you
England!"

A pretty bold statement considering the results over the last few years.

 

Strangely, or perhaps not, I cannot find a Welsh national football team song.

 

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"Football's Coming Home"

When it's quite obvious that teh louder it's sung the more likely it is that "England's coming home" for an early bath.

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The Walker Brothers knowledge of solar life spans seems a bit limited.

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The Kids Are All Right.

 

 

 

Oh really?  So you can ask a question of any child and get both a truthful and factual answer every time.  Okaaaaay...

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12 minutes ago, SpondonBassed said:

The Kids Are All Right.

 

 

 

Oh really?  So you can ask a question of any child and get both a truthful and factual answer every time.  Okaaaaay...

Might be some truth in it........ when I was a teenager, my default answer to anyone asking how I was or what I thought about something was a grudging, semi-grunted "all right"!

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1 hour ago, MrCrane said:

The Walker Brothers knowledge of solar life spans seems a bit limited.

Don’t reckon they owned any ships either. 

Mind you, if you’re going to be lied to, then it might as well be by Scott. 

He could sing the Yellow Pages and make it sound wonderful. 

In fact he did once, took a while before he got to the number I wanted, but it was worth it. Sadly the guitar “restorer” I was after didn’t answer. 🤡

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I’m not sure of Joe Jackson’s medication when he sees pretty women out walking with gorillas down his street!

 

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Africa by Toto:

'As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti'.

Except it doesn't. The peak of Mount Kilimanjaro lies about 150 miles outside the borders of the Serengeti National Park, which is therefore too distant to be seen even from Kilimanjaro's lofty elevation.

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I take issue with Iron Maiden repeatedly informing me that it’s “2 minutes to midnight”. It’s not, it’s twenty past two n the afternoon.

come on ‘arry, have a word with yourself.

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Siouxsie and the Banshees - Hong Kong Garden

Lyric: "Hong Kong Garden Take-away - lay your Yen on the counter please"

A) UK take-aways accept payment in sterling, regardless of the nationality of the cuisine

B) Yen is/was not the currency of Hong Kong / China

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35 minutes ago, paul_5 said:

I take issue with Iron Maiden repeatedly informing me that it’s “2 minutes to midnight”. It’s not, it’s twenty past two n the afternoon.

Maybe it was 2 minutes to midnight when they recorded it, although then the last chorus should be a few minutes past midnight.

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'It's a long way to Tipperary'.

I resent the assumption that I'm not in Limerick, Shannon, Mitchelstown or Bruff.

A more factual approach would have been 'It may or may not be a long way to Tipperary, depending on your current location'. 

Maybe a little less catchy though?

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Sham 69

"Hersham boys, Hersham boys, they call us the cockney cowboys"

No Jimmy, they don't, they call you bumpkins because Hersham is in Surrey

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