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ziggysgrl
(wild eyed peoploid)
03/20/04 08:03 PM
Re: The Bowie Lyrical Questionairre new [re: kipt]  

)most surreal lyric: "But the little green wheels are following me
Oh no, not again" -Ashes to Ashes. Perhaps not as quite as surreal as electric tomatos, but this one's rather strange for me.


b) most experimental lyric: Wild Is The WInd...I think the whole song is experimental. It's got some good vocals

c) lyric that best describes Bowie as a person: "I'm goddamn rich
I'm exploading, man" -Fall Dog Bombs The Moon. ((Okay, so it's not HIM but it is about him, being Mr. Money bags and all))

d) most silly lyric: "I'm a Laughing Gnome and You Can't Catch me"

e) most romantic lyric: "I'll Paint You Mornings Of Gold, I'll Spin you Valentine Evenings, But we're strangers till now, we're choosing the path between the stars, I'll lay my love, between the stars" -As The World Falls Down.
((first thing that came to mind)

f) most annoying lyric...have to agree with "Lookin' For Water"



Hello, I love you...

jareth13
(electric tomato)
03/20/04 09:43 PM
Re: The Bowie Lyrical Questionairre new [re: kipt]  

In reply to:

not a Bowie lyric but a cover of an Iggy Pop song


Well, yes, but if instrumentals count, I'd say anything goes.
No offence meant, of course.

But then, why should I speak, since I know nothing.

poorsoul
(acolyte)
03/20/04 11:55 PM
More new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

a) most surreal lyric



I'd have to agree with blooby's response there.

In reply to:

b) most experimental lyric



Surely surrealism and experimentalism are fairly closely related.

In reply to:

c) lyric that best describes Bowie as a person



The less we know, the better we feel (Miracle Goodnight)

In reply to:

d) most silly lyric



Adam's nemesis: I wish I'd play the doodah horn / The doodah horn is fine (the forgotten verse of Ching-A-Ling)

In reply to:

e) most romantic lyric



Don't sit down (Don't Sit Down)

In reply to:

f) most annoying lyric



Ha ha ha (Reality)

In reply to:

g) worst lyric



I'll cover your head till the bad stuff breaks (Never Let Me Down)

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Cucumber
(electric tomato)
03/21/04 05:45 PM
Re: The Bowie Lyrical Questionairre [re: Adam]  

a) "As a love machine lumbers through desolation rows" Cygnet Committee

b) "Zane, Zane, Zane, ouvre le chien." All The Madmen

c) "A cock ain't a cock on a 12 inch screen" Candidate (demo)

f)" I bless you madly, sadly as I tie my shoes, I love you badly, just in time at times I guess..." Again, Cygnet Committee

Anyway, ask me again in a week, might get a slightly different answer.

What about;

g) Most sexual lyric

h) Most perverted lyric (in a bad way)





"The time is sublime and the moon is so right"


Edited by cucumber on 03/24/04 02:38 AM (server time).



Pythonis
(kook)
03/21/04 06:45 PM
Re: The Bowie Lyrical Questionairre new [re: Cucumber]  

Most sexual/perverted

I was stone and he was wax/ so he could scream and still relax

if you dont behave, I'll turn this message board around and we'll just go home

Cucumber
(electric tomato)
03/21/04 07:30 PM
Re: The Bowie Lyrical Questionairre new [re: Cucumber]  

Okay, by perverted I meant disturbing and by sexual I meant something that really turns you on. Like:

g)"I've been waiting for you, and you've been coming to me...for such a long time now. FOR SUCH A LONG TIME NOW!"

h) "Soon you'll grow so take a chance with a couple of kooks, hung up on romancing"

Well Kooks was written about Zowie so I guess this makes it a little bit less disturbing but still.



"The time is sublime and the moon is so right"




Cynara
(kook)
03/21/04 11:10 PM
Re: The Bowie Lyrical Questionairre new [re: Adam]  

a) most surreal lyric

We scanned the skies with rainbow eyes and saw machines of every shape and size
We talked with tall Venusians passing through
(Memory of a Free Festival) The way this song seems to suddenly change topic and start talking about spacemen is kind of..surreal.


b) most experimental lyric

Research has pierced
All extremes of my sex
(Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty)) or several others from the same album


c) lyric that best describes Bowie as a person

Something about me stood apart (Thrusday's Child) I've always suspected that deep down Bowie is a bit of an awkward misfit.


d) most silly lyric

"Haven't you got an 'ome to go to?"
(No, we're gnomads)
(The Laughing Gnome) I'm a sucker for a really bad pun


e) most romantic lyric

I'll kiss you in the rain (Blackout) especially contrasting as it does with the decidedly unromantic lyrics and music surrounding it.

f) most annoying lyric.

Do I need a friend?
Well I need one now
(Days) It's just so clunky. It reminds me of those letters that start "Dear Fred, How are you? I am fine..." Pity because otherwise it's a beaut little song.

I cried for madder music and for stronger wine - Ernest Dowson

zigbot
(crash course raver)
03/22/04 04:00 PM
Re: The Bowie Lyrical Questionairre [re: Adam]  

These are off the top of my head, and answers would change if you asked me again later, but for now:

a) most surreal lyric--"He's cameleon, comedian, Corinthian and charicature" from "The Beweley Brothers." It could mean a million things, or nothing at all.

b) most experimental lyric--
"Nowhere
Shampoo
TV
Come back
Boy's own
Slim tie
Showdown
Can't stop"--from "Looking for Satellites." Nice stream of consciousness experimentation--yet it evokes nice images that fit the theme of the song.

c) lyric that best describes Bowie as a person--"I've never done good things, I've never done bad things, I never did anything out of the blue." Very confessional little lyric from "Ashes to Ashes." An admission that most of his art is "contrived" and not really always a true reflection of him as a person. Although I don't buy it entirely--I think his work really is confessional in a true sense and very revealing of his inner thoughts/fears/psyche. So, as for a truly confessional lyric, I'd also choose "I'm trying hard to fit among your scheme of things" from "Word On A Wing" or maybe "Even the best men shiver in their beds" from "Prisoner of Love," which I take to mean that no one--not even the wealthy or famous, or successfull--is above fear.

d) most silly lyric--"Abracadoo, I lose you" or "I really can't look at your little empty shelf, a ragged teddy bear"--both are sheer crap from "Something In the Air." Actually, I would call this his most stupid lyric, because "silly" is not necessarily a bad thing, but stupid sure is. As for pure silliness (in a good way), I'd go with anything from "Laughing Gnome."

e) most romantic lyric--"I love you madly, sadly as I tie my shoes" from "Cygnette Committe." Or "the sun comes up, the man goes down, the woman comes again" from "BTWN." Or the lyrics from "The Wedding Song." Sentimental and quite pretty.

f) most annoying lyric--Yep, it has to be that "abracadoo I lose you" lyric from "Something In The Air."

g) most sexual lyric--"We move around like tigers on Vaseline" from "Hang On To Yourself" or "This mellow-thighed chick just put my spine out of place" from "Suffragette City."

h) most perverted lyric-- "Let your hair hang down, wear that dress your mother wore, let me sleep beside you," from "Let Me Sleep Beside You." Now, this is kinda perverted in a sexy-sexy sort of way. The idea of asking a girl to wear her mother's dress before you shag her is certainly kind of kinky, no? Hmmm, I can't think of anything he's sung that's perverted in a bad way . . . maybe that makes me a pervert. Who knows?

zigbot

kipt
(kook)
03/22/04 06:39 PM
Re: The Bowie Lyrical Questionairre [re: jareth13]  

In reply to:

Well, yes, but if instrumentals count, I'd say anything goes.
No offence meant, of course.


errr... well, actually, the instrumental I mentioned contain some lyrics written by Bowie...



poorsoul
(acolyte)
03/22/04 11:46 PM
Wheel [re: zigbot]  

In reply to:

"Let your hair hang down, wear that dress your mother wore, let me sleep beside you", from "Let Me Sleep Beside You". Now, this is kinda perverted in a sexy-sexy sort of way. The idea of asking a girl to wear her mother's dress before you shag her is certainly kind of kinky, no?



It's interesting that you should raise that as Bowie introduces it on Bowie At The Beep by stating that "my mother thought the lyrics were dirty" but, in fact, he meant them to be "very ethereal". Just what they're actually supposed to mean, other than an expression of some sort of twisted Œdipus complex, though, is a very good question.

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