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Fun With Lyrics - "You didn't hear about the polar bear?"
May 11th, 2006
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Fun With Lyrics
A couple of my favorite off-beat references in new songs... *G*:

From Snow Patrol, "Hands Open" - a mention of one of hobbitgrrl's favorite singer-songwriters:

"Put Sufjan Stevens on
And we'll play your favorite song;
"Chicago" bursts to life, and your
Sweet smile remembers you..."

And this, from a new song by Morrissey with a Middle Eastern feel; he changes the chorus to this at the very end (sombody will have to help me with this, I don't remember the exact lyrics):

"I hope god watches over you,
As long as the USA doesn't bomb you"

(*meep*! Good hit, Morrissey)

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From:hobbitgrrl
Date:May 12th, 2006 04:16 am (UTC)
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Hehehe, I had actually heard of that song (though not actually heard it). Pretty awesome.

And yeah, I have a whole playlist of songs that have killer lyrics like that Morrissey one. Heh.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:May 12th, 2006 04:39 am (UTC)
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*L*! An SS icon - cool! So, dumb question... he's from Chicago, right? Now I have to get that album.

Damn awesome. A band composed of Irishmen who met and formed in Scotland referencing an obscure song about Chicago? Wow.
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From:hobbitgrrl
Date:May 12th, 2006 12:56 pm (UTC)
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Actually he's from Michigan originally (his first "state album" was Greetings from Michigan), but I believe he lived in Chicago for a period of time. I do highly recommend Illinoise, though! :)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:May 12th, 2006 02:02 pm (UTC)
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*G* That one sticks in my mind, because I remember picking it up long ago and going... wtf? Is this a joke? *L*! And then I heard you talking about it and realized it wasn't.
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