More uncomfortable than intended

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Re: More uncomfortable than intended

Postby ghijkmnop » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:16 pm

Here are a couple. I don't want to find the videos online, but here are the lyrics.

Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar (The original from Sticky Fingers)
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Gold Coast slave ship bound for cotton fields
Sold in the market down in New Orleans
Scarred old slaver knows he's doin' all right
Hear him whip the women just around midnight

Brown Sugar, how come you taste so good
Brown Sugar, just like a young girl should

Drums beatin' cold, English blood runs hot
Lady of the house wonderin' when it's gonna stop
House boy knows that he's doin' all right
You should have heard him just around midnight

Brown Sugar, how come you taste so good
Brown Sugar, just like a young girl should

Brown Sugar, how come you dance so good
Brown Sugar, just like a black girl should

I bet your mama was a Cajun Queen,
And all her boyfriends were sweet sixteen
I'm no school boy but I know what I like
You should have heard them just around midnight

Brown Sugar, how come you taste so good
Brown Sugar, just like a black girl should

I said, yeah, yeah, yeah, wooo
How come you, how come you dance so good
Yeah, yeah, yeah, wooo
Just like a, just like a black girl should
Yeah, yeah, yeah, wooo


Goo Goo Dolls - Slide
It's surprising that the staunchly Catholic woman I used to sing with actually allowed me to do this one...
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Could you whisper in my ear
The things you wanna feel
I'd give you anythin'
To feel it comin'

Do you wake up on your own
And wonder where you are?
You live with all your faults

I wanna wake up where you are
I won't say anything at all
So why don't you slide

Yeah, I'm gonna let it slide

Don't you love the life you killed?
The priest is on the phone
Your father hit the wall
Your ma disowned you

Don't supposed I'll ever know
What it means to be a man
It's somethin' I can't change
I'll live around it

I wanna wake up where you are
I won't say anything at all
So why don't you slide
Ooh, slide

And I'll do anythin' you ever dreamed to be complete
Little pieces of the nothin' that fall
Oh, May
Put your arms around me
What you feel is what you are
And what you are is beautiful
Oh, May
Do you wanna get married Or run away?

I wanna wake up where you are
I won't say anything

And I'll do anythin' you ever dreamed to be complete
(Yeah, slide)
Little pieces of the nothin' that fall
(yeah slide)
And I'll do anythin' you ever dreamed to be complete
(Yeah slide)
Little pieces of the nothin' that fall
(Oh, oh slide)
Yeah, slide between the sheets of all them beds you never knew
(Yeah slide)
Why don't you slide into my room
Just slide into my room
Oh, we'll run away, run away, run away
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Re: More uncomfortable than intended

Postby SilverMaple » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:46 am

I love BNL, and I love this song, but I was listening to it while studying and for some reason it only now registered that it's about a guy straight up breaking into his ex's apartment while she isn't home and being frustrated that she's changed it so much since he lived there. The fact that he talks about a hole he punched in the door and rips the phone off of the wall before he leaves kinda implies that it wasn't the healthiest relationship either.



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Re: More uncomfortable than intended

Postby NathanLoiselle » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:50 pm

I can't help but think that this song could be about fucking dead people. Talk about uncomfortable.

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Re: More uncomfortable than intended

Postby cmsellers » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:14 pm

SilverMaple wrote:I love BNL,

How Canadian of you. I only know one Barenaked Ladies song, and it's the one about the American Dream.

And yet that one still makes me a bit uncomfortable, because he talks about buying Art Garfunkel for his love. Is this a live Garfunkel he's enslaved, or a dead one he's had taxidermied? (And which of those is more disturbing? I'm having a hard time deciding, myself.)
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Re: More uncomfortable than intended

Postby reallifegirl » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:54 pm

'Kiss With a Fist' by Florence + The Machine occasionally pops up on my Pandora station. And look, Florence Welch can say over and over again "It's not about domestic violence because they're both destructive" but that doesn't actually make it not about domestic violence (to a really peppy tune, no less).

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Re: More uncomfortable than intended

Postby ghijkmnop » Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:18 pm

reallifegirl wrote:'Kiss With a Fist' by Florence + The Machine occasionally pops up on my Pandora station. And look, Florence Welch can say over and over again "It's not about domestic violence because they're both destructive" but that doesn't actually make it not about domestic violence (to a really peppy tune, no less).



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Re: More uncomfortable than intended

Postby jbobsully11 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:29 pm

cmsellers wrote:I'm amazed I forgot this one. It's one of the most cringe-inducing songs ever. But then who today listens to the Mills Brothers? I only know it because I ripped all my grandfather's CDs and listened to them all when I was a teenager.

Mills Brothers - "Paper Doll"

I like their songs (my grandparents had them on cassette tape, and an uncle burned a few CDs of all the music they had some years ago), but I agree that that one's... not their best.
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Re: More uncomfortable than intended

Postby Aquila89 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:11 pm

Back in the 1910s, the famous painter Oskar Kokoschka had an affair with Alma Mahler. After she left him, he commissioned a dollmaker to make a life-sized doll replica of Alma, sending detailed instructions. But the result was fairly creepy:

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Kokoschka unsurprisingly found it to be an inadequate replacement for Alma, and eventually destroyed it during a party.
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Re: More uncomfortable than intended

Postby 52xMax » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:11 pm

SilverMaple wrote:I love BNL, and I love this song, but I was listening to it while studying and for some reason it only now registered that it's about a guy straight up breaking into his ex's apartment while she isn't home and being frustrated that she's changed it so much since he lived there. The fact that he talks about a hole he punched in the door and rips the phone off of the wall before he leaves kinda implies that it wasn't the healthiest relationship either.



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This is apparently a common misunderstanding, but both Page and Robertson have addressed it several times, including during live performances. In the song, the guy who broke into the apartment is still with the same woman and have moved together to a better place. He's just mad that the new tenants changed things... and also that they kept the dish rack and the mouse trap. Nostalgia can be weird that way.

I love BNL too, and the only songs of them which might be uncomfortable are Pinch Me and Brian Wilson, because they hit too close to home.
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