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Sparks - Lets Get Funky

She arrived on a Greyhound bus
And she was young and so lean
And she smelled like a smalltown church
But she looked like a queen
And I walked up and asked her name
And she gave me a stare
So I said will you marry me
She just brushed at her hair
She looked hungry and knew I was
So she ate lunch with me
Then she held out a greasy hand
Rubbed the grease on my knee
Maybe she's taken a vow of silence
Maybe she's from some quiet island
Or maybe she's scared of big city life, I don't know
Maybe she's had a difficult life
Oh c'mon baby just a word
Just a syllable or two
Take your pick, say a word
Any word at all will do
"Let's get funky"
Well she's moved in with me, I guess
We get funky a lot
But she still doesn't say a lot
Still she knows what she wants



Here's the poetry reading version


I've come back to this one a fair few times.
 

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These are very credible:

[Verse 1]
I can hear a Jericho Trumpet
But the sky's perfectly clear
Whether it’s real or recollection
It’s like I'm stranded on a pier
Watching waves of emigration
Being rewound off the beach
While the long road to unconsciousness
Ebbs out at my heels
Now I'm walking the halls of Charles de Gaulle
With a fresh-minted boarding pass
I got a date with Ben-Gurion
Standing in a subway
I'm feeling like I've overstayed
I'm waiting with my sack for the Amtrak
And a ticket out of JFK


[Chorus]
(And when they came for him)
I didn't do anything
(And when they came for her)
I didn’t do nothing
(And when they came for him)
I didn’t say a thing
(And when they came for her)
Still not a word


[Verse 2]
You see that barren blue under the engines
There ain’t a fish left in the Levantine sea
There ain’t a dolphin torch in all the West Bank's flanks
Now they're lit by electricity
The wise man knows that all things flow
Through tubes to their destination
Through the sewers of Athens and the odd BUK missile
And the Underground's tube stations
I never knew the lure of monsters
I’ve never been one for crusades
But now I hear a Jericho Trumpet
You can't be sure you're doing much more
Than playing for some rumoured stakes
So when the pilgrims become bandits on their transits
Well, it's time to make your getaway

[Chorus]
(And when they came for him)
I didn't do anything
(And when they came for her)
I didn’t do nothing
(And when they came for him)
I didn’t say a thing
(And when they came for her)
Still not a word


[Verse 3]
Now the red top rags are all flying black flags
The lowlifes are making gains
You’d be thinking they were staff writers
The gulls in Crete are sharpening their beaks
Seamstresses sew in hell
A tailored cut, a perfect fit
A skull grinding it's teeth on each lapel

[Chorus]
(And when they came for him)
I didn't do anything
(And when they came for her)
I didn’t do nothing
(And when they came for him)
I didn’t say a thing
(And when they came for her)
Still not a word
(And when they came for him)
I didn't do anything
(And when they came for her)
I didn’t say nothing
(And when they came for him)
I didn’t say a thing
(And when they came for her)
Still not a word


 

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Some might say that love is magical
Some might say that you can't get enough
Some might say, "Beware, take care
'Cause anytime it can dissolve into thin air"
Some might say that love is a game
And then some might say, "Get ready for pain"
I say, "If you're feeling the same
Take the biggest dose and empty it into your veins"
When your reputation's only fabulous
When your reality is only a dream
But it can't be
'Cause it's incredible, absolutely unforgettable
People say it's only chemical, but it can't be
It's incredible what you're doing to me
If I say it all, every word and every syllable
Put you high up on a pedestal, and you will see
It's incredible what you're doing to me
(Incredible what you're doing to me)
Some might say love's unpredictable
Some might say love's metaphysical
Makes you feel like you're invincible
Once you got the taste, then it's easy to drink it up
Some might say true love is a myth
Some say, "True love? No, it doesn't exist"
If you say that, then you haven't seen this
This love, I tell you, no, I can't resist
When your reputation's only fabulous
That's what love is, what it's supposed to be
You and me
'Cause it's incredible, absolutely unforgettable
People say it's only chemical, but it can't be
It's incredible what you're doing to me
If I say it all, every word and every syllable
Put you high up on a pedestal, and you will see
It's incredible what you're doing to me
Incredible what you're doing to me
Incredible
Unbreakable
It's wonderful
Hands-off, it's un-takable
It's outstanding, unbelievable, remarkable
Did I forget that you can use every single letter in the alphabet? Woo
Oh, oh
'Cause it's incredible, absolutely unforgettable
People say it's only chemical, but it can't be
It's incredible what you're doing to me
It's incredible, it's unbreakable
It's unbelievable, can't you see?
It's incredible what you're doing to me
Come on, baby, do it to me
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Is this the Indelible Lyrics thread?


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Wow, those Sparks lyrics are catastrophically bad. Maybe it’s one of those cases that proves lyrics are not the same as poetry as they need the music to carry them. I think that Wire example @GO posted is like that, seeing them written down makes them look really bland and pretentious even though I know the song’s a banger.
Lol, you would hate the music so much. Great lyrics of course though, absolutely no pandering to the listener to make them feel intelligent for "getting" it.
 

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Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again​

Bob Dylan
Oh, the ragman draws circles
Up and down the block
I'd ask him what the matter was
But I know that he don't talk
And the ladies treat me kindly
And they furnish me with tape
But deep inside my heart
I know I can't escape
Oh, Mama, can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again?
Well, Shakespeare, he's in the alley
With his pointed shoes and his bells
Speaking to some French girl
Who says, she knows me well
And I would send a message
To find out if she's talked
But the post office has been stolen
And the mailbox is locked
Oh, Mama, can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again?
Mona tried to tell me
To stay away from the train line
She said that all the railroad men
Just drink up your blood like wine
An' I said, "Oh, I didn't know that
But then again there's only one I've met
An' he just smoked my eyelids
And punched my cigarette"
Oh, Mama, can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again?
Grandpa died last week
And now he's buried in the rocks
But everybody still talks about
How badly they were shocked
But me, I expected it to happen
I knew he'd lost control
When I speed built a fire on Main Street
And shot it full of holes
Oh, Mama, can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again?
Now, the senator came down here
Showing everyone his gun
Handing out free tickets
To the wedding of his son
An' me, I nearly got busted
An' wouldn't it be my luck
To get caught without a ticket
And be discovered beneath a truck?
Oh, Mama, is this really the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again?
Now the T-Preacher looked so baffled
When I asked him why he dressed
With twenty pounds of headlines
Stapled to his chest
But he cursed me when I proved to him
Then I whispered and said, "Not even you can hide
You see, you're just like me
I hope you're satisfied"
Oh, Mama, can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again?
Now, the rainman gave me two cures
Then he said, "Jump right in"
The one was Texas medicine
The other was just railroad gin
An' like a fool I mixed them
An' it strangled up my mind
An' now people just get uglier
An' I have no sense of time
Oh, Mama, can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again?
When Ruthie says, "Come see her
In her honky-tonk lagoon
Where I can watch her waltz for free
'Neath her Panamanian moon"
An' I say, "Aw, come on, now
You know you know about my debutante"
An' she says, "Your debutante just knows what you need
But I know what you want"
Oh, Mama, can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again?
Now, the bricks lay on Grand Street
Where the neon madmen climb
They all fall there so perfectly
It all seems so well timed
An' here I sit so patiently
Waiting to find out what price
You have to pay to get out of
Going through all these things twice
Oh, Mama, is this really the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again?

 

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Two nuns on the sea shore
Stand apart from one another
Black wood posts
Mesmerized by the sea god.

One nun with human failings
And weary legs
Sinks to the sand
And sits like a child,
Sinks to the sand
And sits like a child.

A golden stripe appears
On the western horizon
A golden stripe appears
A signal from the sea god
That he understands tiredness.

One staunch sister
Stays standing.
One staunch sister
Stays standing
And the sun sets
And the sun sets.

 

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actual incredible lyrics:

Some might say that love is magical
Some might say that you can't get enough
Some might say, "Beware, take care
'Cause anytime it can dissolve into thin air"
Some might say that love is a game
And then some might say, "Get ready for pain"
I say, "If you're feeling the same
Take the biggest dose and empty it into your veins"
When your reputation's only fabulous
When your reality is only a dream
But it can't be
'Cause it's incredible, absolutely unforgettable
People say it's only chemical, but it can't be
It's incredible what you're doing to me
If I say it all, every word and every syllable
Put you high up on a pedestal, and you will see
It's incredible what you're doing to me
(Incredible what you're doing to me)
Some might say love's unpredictable
Some might say love's metaphysical
Makes you feel like you're invincible
Once you got the taste, then it's easy to drink it up
Some might say true love is a myth
Some say, "True love? No, it doesn't exist"
If you say that, then you haven't seen this
This love, I tell you, no, I can't resist
When your reputation's only fabulous
That's what love is, what it's supposed to be
You and me
'Cause it's incredible, absolutely unforgettable
People say it's only chemical, but it can't be
It's incredible what you're doing to me
If I say it all, every word and every syllable
Put you high up on a pedestal, and you will see
It's incredible what you're doing to me
Incredible what you're doing to me
Incredible
Unbreakable
It's wonderful
Hands-off, it's un-takable
It's outstanding, unbelievable, remarkable
Did I forget that you can use every single letter in the alphabet? Woo
Oh, oh
'Cause it's incredible, absolutely unforgettable
People say it's only chemical, but it can't be
It's incredible what you're doing to me
It's incredible, it's unbreakable
It's unbelievable, can't you see?
It's incredible what you're doing to me
Come on, baby, do it to me
 

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There is a kind of compromise you are master of
Your endless gentle nudging left us polarised
It's hard to talk to enemies – and we are enemies
What we had in common makes it even worse
You're proud of being middle class (meaning upper class)
You say you're self sufficient (but you don't dig your own coal)

I think that what you're frightened of more than anything
Is knowing you need workers more than they need you
"A herd of independent minds" Chomsky got it right
You're jogging into battle waving old school ties
 

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To be clear, the new Marina song has the worst, most artless lyrics I have ever read. Fucking lol tho
This came on the radio in the car a while ago and I was flabbergasted at how bad they were. I assumed it was only getting played cos the artist was Irish or something, but it sounded like Marina and sure enough ...
 

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Well, of those that sailed the silver ships
From Andilar, I am the last
And the deeds that rang our youthful dreams
It seems shall go undone
Well, north for the shores of Valinor
Our bows and crimson sails were made
And our captains were strong and our lances long
And our liege the holy king

Well, the hills did turn from green to blue
And vanish as on the decks, we watched
But every thought in that noble company
Was forward bound
To the lifeless plains of Valinor
Where reigns the dark and frozen one
And with tongues afire and glorious eyes
We pledged our mission be

Well the clime from mild to bitter ran
And the winds from fair to fierce, did blow
Oath and prayer did turn to thoughts
Of homes left far behind
Longed every man for some glimpse of land
And the host that did await us there
But each new day brought only a sea
And sky of ice and gray

Thanks give, no words can drag you through
Those endless weeks, our ships did roll
Thanks give, you cannot see those sails
And faces bleach and draw
Ice we drank and leather did chew
For the oceans are unwholesome there
And the dead that slid into the seas
Did freeze before our eyes

Then a wind did fling the ships apart
Each one to go her separate way
And the sky did howl and the hull did groan
For how long, I do not know
And what men were left when the winds had ceased
Grew dull and low of countenance
For a soldier denied his battle plain
On a comrade soon must turn

And so one by one, we died alone
Some by hunger, some by steel
And the bodies froze where they did fall
Their souls unsanctified
Until only another and I were left
Then just before his flame did fail
We were shone ourselves brothers-in-arms
To serve the holy king

Well, perhaps this shall reach Andilar
Although I know not how it can
For once again, he's hurled his wind
Upon the silver prow
But if it should, my words are these
"Arise, young men, fine ships to build
And set them north for Valinor
'Neath standards proud as fire"

 

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I'm still very concerned about the use of the word incredible tbh folks.

credible lyrics would be believable, maybe like that bob dylan novel up there or something that really resonates with life.

incredible lyrics would be more in the marina i.e. 'one cannot believe how shit this is'.

I have the same reaction when people in galway say (100s of time's a day) that something is unreal, or unbelievable.

Carry on, knowing that we are all partaking in crimes against etymology if ye must.
 

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