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Ahso!;1504556 wrote: Oh those Bee Gees!

I saw an interview with Barry Gibbs where he said that there was a fierce competition between the brothers and not writting a song within a given time period would cost membership to the band.


That's interesting. I love that group!

So what do you think about I Started A Joke?
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I think I answered that.
“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities,”

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Be the wave that I am and then

Sink back into the ocean

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Music is often appreciated because of the mood it invites. There's nothing wrong with that. In fact there's nothing wrong with any reason one listens to music. I used to enjoy listening to the Bee Gees as well.
“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities,”

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spot;1504223 wrote: I recall doing that once.

I bet I can find it, too.

One moment...





Annotated song lyric... Smash Flops: Driving Through Mythical America

- you can hear the song at Pete Atkin sings "Driving Through Mythical America"


Very localised song, made absolutely no sense to me.
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You're not old enough to remember.
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Bruv;1504558 wrote: I wouldn't disagree.....entirely.

But......music evokes an emotional response, most happy lyrics are linked to happy music, and visa versa.

So....a happy tune can lift you with no words involved, the opposite with a somber melody.

Some music can even arouse nationalistic pride.......against all logic of the listener.


Beyond the wire, would be one of those songs. Used in many instances.

Or evoking high spirit with Dolly Partons' "dumb blonde"

Or "Johnsons aeroplane" by INXS. Or their song "the voices" which was banned in many countries.
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spot;1504582 wrote: You're not old enough to remember.


Im not old enough to remember JK's assasinatiin but i know about it. I do remember reading about a university massacre in America by the authorities but i dont know the names mentioned in that song.
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Ooh ohh! She moved through the fair. ( if you can get the original lyrics.

I always thought it was about a young woman and man who were forbidden to marry because one of them wasnt right in the head. In the endthe young man is questioned over her death and she haunts him. My guess was she was the one with the mental illness, killed herself in the lake but because she is from a upper class family and they dont want to admit to her suicide. Others ive discussed this song with say otherwise
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magentaflame;1504586 wrote: Ooh ohh! She moved through the fair. ( if you can get the original lyrics.

I always thought it was about a young woman and man who were forbidden to marry because one of them wasnt right in the head. In the endthe young man is questioned over her death and she haunts him. My guess was she was the one with the mental illness, killed herself in the lake but because she is from a upper class family and they dont want to admit to her suicide. Others ive discussed this song with say otherwiseThat's seems to be as good as any other meaning that might be applied to the lyrics.
“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities,”

Voltaire



I have only one thing to do and that's

Be the wave that I am and then

Sink back into the ocean

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The Tokens' version was a very good cover of the version done by Pete Seeger and the Weavers during the '50s.



The original recording goes back to '39 by Solomon Linda and the Evening Birds in Zulu.

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Thanks Wandrin, I did not know the history behind this song. Looked it up. Interesting how it evolved, copyright laws, etc. You know your music!

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