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starmekitten
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Posted - 07/25/2005 :  02:36:31  Show Profile  Visit starmekitten's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I think it's a typo


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kathryn
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Belgium
15320 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2005 :  03:57:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by starmekitten

I think it's a typo




Indeed. Thanks, guys!


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Superabounder
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USA
1040 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2005 :  05:11:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
right. Oh, btw, awesome job by all of you! Fun to have these while I listen. Frank's lyrics are always special.

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floop
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Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2005 :  08:24:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
not that it matters that much, but i think in My Life Is In storage he says :


What life has become, stored here for a sum
I hauled it, I feel dumb, got my lock and key
Paid a man his fee, now I wait and see

not

What life has become, stored here for a sum
I hauled it, I feel dumb, got my lock and key
Paid him in his fee, now I wait and see
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TRANSMARINE
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
2002 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2005 :  09:47:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Superabounder

In "I Burn Today", what is old prais? I think it is old Paris, pronounced in French, right?

All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies



I always hear "Dom Peri" as in Dom Perignon.

I was alone...in my BIG BED

-bRIAN
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kathryn
~ Selkie Bride ~

Belgium
15320 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2005 :  09:52:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRANSMARINE

quote:
Originally posted by Superabounder

In "I Burn Today", what is old prais? I think it is old Paris, pronounced in French, right?

All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies



I always hear "Dom Peri" as in Dom Perignon.





I dunno. What do you guys think? I'm still thinking Paris.


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kathryn
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Belgium
15320 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2005 :  09:54:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by floop

not that it matters that much, but i think in My Life Is In storage he says :


What life has become, stored here for a sum
I hauled it, I feel dumb, got my lock and key
Paid a man his fee, now I wait and see

not

What life has become, stored here for a sum
I hauled it, I feel dumb, got my lock and key
Paid him in his fee, now I wait and see



It matters. Again, what do others hear?


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moro
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Italy
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Posted - 07/25/2005 :  13:46:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I bought the japanese version of honeycomb and as usual they've included all the lyrics...so if you've got some patience I can check all the lyrics....anyway, it's "old Paris"!!!
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starmekitten
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Posted - 07/25/2005 :  13:58:50  Show Profile  Visit starmekitten's Homepage  Reply with Quote
hurrah for the japanese!

how much patience are we talking about? I don't have a lot...


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scruvs
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Posted - 07/25/2005 :  14:02:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by moro

I bought the japanese version of honeycomb and as usual they've included all the lyrics...so if you've got some patience I can check all the lyrics....anyway, it's "old Paris"!!!



I can't wait any longer, what comes after "A curtain Falls" in another velvet nightmare?


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kathryn
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Belgium
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Posted - 07/25/2005 :  14:03:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't have patience except when it comes to Frank. So, yes, please check out those lyrics for us. Thanks!


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moro
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Italy
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Posted - 07/25/2005 :  14:34:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The following are the lyrics as written in the japanese booklet:


Selkie Bride

Human form she had
in Crescent City
She showed me her pity
lucky me
In a storm so bad
the worst of the autumn
She came from the bottom
of the sea

Please won't you stay awhile?
Give me your coat
Then we'll fall in love in my boat
You'll be my Selkie Bride

Please give me no denial
A promise I give
I'll forsake the life that I love
Now you're by my side
If you return again
I'll be the saddest man
My lips will burn your skin
If you return again
Please don't return again
Please don't return again
Please don't return again

Human form she had in Crescent City
She showed me her pity, lucky me
On that day so sad
breezy and sunny
She melted like honey
in the sea

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I Burn Today

I knew a girl with sad blue eyes
But at the feast I lost my psychic prize
I did forget what the tarot maid did say
I burn today, I burn today

Our house was filled many birds
She said to me I can understand their words
The land will shake so run away
I burn today, I burn today
Yes, today I will burn
for the times I did not learn

She said our fun it's time has come
hold my heartstrings and have yourself a strum
No nevermore this song will we play
I burn today, I burn today

And as I drank in old Paris
She lay her cards just to see what she would see
Down by the water you'll find your happy days
I burn today, I burn today
Yes today I will burn for the times I did not learn

I ran so fast into the North
No snow fell on me and so he said thenceforth
I let snow fall on frozen yesterday
I burn today, I burn today

and if my head is hanging down
I feel her arms and legs are all around
And we make love beside the waterway
I burn today, I burn today
Yes today I will burn for the times I did not learn

Behold the rose of Jericho
How many lives I really do not know
Though with the rain I know it will return
Today I burn, Today I burn

------------

Lone Child

I don't like you much
I am like a wolf
I'm not full of your hate
I'm full of my grace
See here my face
I am a king

See the empty stage
See there's nothing there
Save your ounce of despair
Your once wasted air
Your devil-may-care poisonings

Lone child, born wild
No childish things
Lone child, born wild
No tribal strings

I'll be moving on, creeping off the stage
I'll be tearing you out, tearing you down
I'm growling now in the wings

Lone child, born wild
No childish things
Lone child, born wild
No tribal strings
---------

Another Velvet Nightmare

Today I felt my heart slide into my belly
So I puked it up with liquor and I slept right where I lay
And I dreamed the backs of cards for the faces were not telling
No, I never have felt sicker
And I do not want to wake

Here comes another nightmare of you again
Another velvet nightmare come true again
I should have seen it coming
Oh, please don't let it end
My nightmare of you again

No I never would have come here
But I my eyes they would not focus
So I took my last three dollars
And I spent them on a drink
I had visions of you, dear, but they floated without notice
All these drunkards do is holler
'Til this drunkard cannot think

A curtain falls
A scene grivoise
It seems your blue eyes listen

Here comes another nightmare of you again
Another velvet nightmare come true again
Oh, I should have seen it coming
Oh, please don't let it end
My nightmare of you again

---------


Go Find Your Saint

Had no life, I was feeling like some kind of unfinished project
I had a friend John, he said let me turn you on to the saint of Inanimate Objects
Go find, go find your saint

Pill by pill a miracle occurred
The whole world got better
How I prayed until I said the words I knew would upset her
She said off your knees and don't tarry I ain't gonna be what I ain't
Go find, go find your saint
Go find, go find your saint

I packed my bags
I never did look back
But I'm glad that I met her

Go find, go find your saint
Go find, go find your saint
Go find, go find your saint
Go find, go find your saint

the union was gone but I sang my songs at the Hall of the Felled Tree
Under the charm of the Saint's folded arms well I hope she can help me

----------

-----------

Strange Goodbye

you used to walk in a big black cloud
I took your hand and I led you out

a nest of demons played upon my chest
You picked me up and you laid them to rest

It's a pain, to be sure, we were aiming so high
It's so strange to be saying goodbye

We saw the world from an automobile

Saw the best view over 10,000 meals

Funny how an evening turns into years

Funny how we're laughing through all of these tears.

It's a pain, to be sure, we sure gave it a try
It's a shame to be saying goodbye

Oh my darling shall we have one more dance
A prayer to the raingod to give one more chance
The water will cleanse us, we spin on the plain
and take us to the ocean to find love again

It's a pain, to be sure, we were aiming so high
It's so strange to be saying goodbye

It's a pain that endures, we sure gave it a try
It's so strange to be saying goodbye

-----------

-----------

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My Life Is In Storage

I had a castle, I had no hassles
Now tears are tassles, you're sure to know it
Just when you blow it, then you can stow it

My life is in storage, my life is in storage

Come take a voyage to personal storage
And we will forage, leashes for my hounds
My tools for my grounds, speakers for my sounds

My life is in storage, my life is in storage

Here are the pictures of permanent fixtures
Now they're just pictures lying in this stack
Baking in this shack of things I can't get back

My life is in storage, my life is in storage

What life has become, stored here for a sum
I hauled it, I feel dumb, got my lock and key
Paid a man his fee, now I wait and see

My life is in storage, my life is in storage

I believe in your perfect face, I believe in your place in the sun
Can we leave now this dusty space? can we have a little fun?

I was standing at the podium and though I was a little drunk
To the darkened auditorium, I delivered my funk
You were standing at the edge of the light, trying not to be too impressed
I was trying for the sake of the night, not to be too depressed
I called you on the telephone from a hotel in Beverly Hills
And though I was scared to the bone, you were giving me thrills

I believe in your perfect face, I believe in your place in the sun
Can we leave now this dusty space? can we have a little fun?

--------

Atom In My Heart

Is there a place that you can't go back to?
Is there a town you can't even enter
Maybe there are whole states you don't even wanna pass through.
now you're feeling down your a weekly renter

Is your mind gone?
Are you dog tired?
Do you feel like it can't get no worse?
I'm a big guy, can we try this?
I will be the whole universe
and you'll be the center
You'll burn inside me like a star
An atom in my heart
An atom in my heart

Is your mind gone?
Are you dog tired?
Do you feel like it can't get no worse?
I'm a big guy, can we try this?
I will be the whole universe
and you'll be the center
You'll burn inside me like a star
An atom in my heart
An atom in my heart

I know a place, yeah it was made for you
The earth is warm
And the sky is tender

------

Violet

Violet, Violet
Violet's the color for me
Halfway between blood and the sky
Everything I want to see

Violet, Violet
Violet's the chakra for me
in the key of B at the top of her head
Seeking divinity

On my way to another place
I stop long enough to breathe

Violet, Violet
Violet's the flower for me
the ancient Greek symbol of love
Flower of fertility
Flower of fertility

-------

Sing For Joy

Georgie Porgie used to get real high
He used to kiss the world till it made him cry
He was under the bottle's command
But one winter he got it together and
Happiness came with the warmer weather laying across all the land

He had a love she also liked to drink
She got it together
But you know what I think?
I think she was still feeling glum

She took a gun and she shot him in the head
She shot herself and so they were wed as the air conditioner hummed

Sing for joy
Sing for laughs
Sing for joy
Sing for joy
If nothing else
Sing for joy

Mamma killed a pumpkin
She thought it was a sweet
She put it on the table
But it was still meat
She forgot the sugar again

Daddy came home, she had tears in her eyes
He said "Gimme grilled cheese
And paperbag French fries"
See, he forgot the sugar again

We had a wander seven years out West
It wasn't exactly the wilderness
But I felt like an Israelite

Mamma is a gypsy, she'll never find her town
Daddy went to sea but the boat went down
And the flames shot into the night

Sing for joy
Sing for laughs
Sing for joy
Sing for joy
If nothing else
Sing for joy

I know a girl who lives on the hill
I don't know if her sister will
or I was thinking about her best friend

Oh listen to me
I'm a desperate boy
I think I better have a sing for joy
And I guess this has just got to end

I'll get away in my get away car
Every now and then I'll send my regards
from a payphone down in the flats

I'm sorry for the love
I'm sorry for the pain
I'll say I'm sorry baby again and again
I'm sorry we're joining the stats

Sing for joy
Sing for laughs
Sing for joy
Sing for joy
If nothing else
Sing for joy

no lyrics for the cover songs on the booklet



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The Marsist
= Cult of Ray =

Ireland
730 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2005 :  14:38:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
and there you have it folks the great debate is over thanks to the japanese.
im still a little dissapointed theres no lyrics printed in the booklet though (except honeycomb) i think its the first frank cd without any if im not mistaken


"To be known as an underdog - that can only be a good thing. It's better than sucking."
- Frank Black

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starmekitten
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 07/25/2005 :  14:39:56  Show Profile  Visit starmekitten's Homepage  Reply with Quote
YOU STAR


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and you no longer care.

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scruvs
= Cult of Ray =

353 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2005 :  15:01:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks so much.

A scene grivoise
It seems your blue eyes listen

what does grivoise mean? it's french, right? ooh eyes listen, not glisten, very poetic.


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kathryn
~ Selkie Bride ~

Belgium
15320 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2005 :  15:46:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by scruvs

thanks so much.

A scene grivoise
It seems your blue eyes listen

what does grivoise mean? it's french, right? ooh eyes listen, not glisten, very poetic.




Maybe the card game?


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kathryn
~ Selkie Bride ~

Belgium
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Posted - 07/25/2005 :  15:54:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks a ton, moro!

One question: In Selkie Bride, is the line really "I'll forsake the life that I love" - and not "live"?




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Superabounder
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
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Posted - 07/25/2005 :  19:07:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kathryn

Thanks a ton, moro!

One question: In Selkie Bride, is the line really "I'll forsake the life that I love" - and not "live"?




Sometimes, no matter how shitty things get, you have to just do a little dance. - Frank




It sounds like it has to be "Life I live" despite the japanese version. Wouldn't be the first time that the printed lyrics are wrong on a cd.

Good catch!

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PixieSteve
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Poland
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Posted - 07/25/2005 :  19:11:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
yep, definitely "live". could easily be a typo in the booklet or by moro.


Oh let it linger
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vilainde
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Niue
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Posted - 07/26/2005 :  01:28:25  Show Profile  Visit vilainde's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My French-English dictionary translates "grivois" as "saucy". I think it's correct.


Denis

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moro
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Italy
192 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2005 :  02:13:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kathryn

Thanks a ton, moro!

One question: In Selkie Bride, is the line really "I'll forsake the life that I love" - and not "live"?




Sometimes, no matter how shitty things get, you have to just do a little dance. - Frank




yes, in the booklet it's printed "love" but of course it could be a mistake.
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moro
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Italy
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Posted - 07/26/2005 :  02:15:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PixieSteve

yep, definitely "live". could easily be a typo in the booklet or by moro.


Oh let it linger



moro doesn't do typos!!! "love" was written in the booklet!
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Carl
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Ireland
11546 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2005 :  04:35:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hav'nt even heard Honeycomb yet(well, a couple of songs, but I hav'nt bought the album!), but here are the lyrics to Atlantis from the Japanese edition (It's a Donovan song!! Trivia: It was used on the Goodfellas soundtrack!):

Atlantis

The continent of Atlantis was an island
Which lay before the great flood
In the area we now call the Atlantic Ocean.
So great an area of land,
That from her western shores
Those beautiful sailors journeyed
To the South and the North Americas with ease,
In their ships with painted sails.
To them East Africa was a neighbour,
Across a short strait of sea miles.
The great Egyptian age is

But a remnant of The Atlantian culture.
The antediluvian kings colonised the world
All the Gods who play in the mythological dramas
In all legends from all lands were from far Atlantis.

Knowing her fate,
Atlantis sent out ships to all corners of the Earth.
On board were the Twelve:

The poet, the physician, The farmer, the scientist,
The magician and the other so-called Gods of our legends.
Though Gods they were -
And as the elders of our time choose to remain blind
Let us rejoice
And let us sing
And dance and ring in the new Hail Atlantis!

Way down below the ocean where I wanna be she may be,
Way down below the ocean where I wanna be she may be,
Way down below the ocean where I wanna be she may be.
Way down below the ocean where I wanna be she may be,
Way down below the ocean where I wanna be she may be.
My antediluvian baby, oh yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah,
I wanna see you some day
My antediluvian baby, oh yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah,
My antediluvian baby,
My antediluvian baby, I love you, girl,
Girl, I wanna see you some day.
My antediluvian baby, oh yeah
I wanna see you some day, oh My antediluvian baby.
My antediluvian baby, I wanna see you
My antediluvian baby, gotta tell me where she gone
I wanna see you some day Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up,
oh yeah Oh club club, down down, yeah
My antediluvian baby, oh yeah yeah yeah yeah
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Stagger
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Posted - 07/26/2005 :  05:37:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Guys,
i just got the CD from Amazon and there is a very little booklet in there. It has only one lyric - Honeycomb - in there. Is it ok or I have a bad CD?
Thanks for your answer!
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The Marsist
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Ireland
730 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2005 :  05:42:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
no thtas the only printed lyric unless you have the japanese version


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Stagger
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Posted - 07/26/2005 :  05:55:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh thanks! I was nervous that i have a bad one.
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The Marsist
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Ireland
730 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2005 :  07:59:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
[quote]Originally posted by moro

But one winter he got it together and




i think its

But last winter he got it together






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- Frank Black

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moro
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Italy
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Posted - 07/26/2005 :  13:22:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Marsist

quote:
[quote]Originally posted by moro

But one winter he got it together and




i think its

But last winter he got it together






"To be known as an underdog - that can only be a good thing. It's better than sucking."
- Frank Black





it's "one" in the booklet...but of course even the booklet may be wrong, or they may have printed earlier lyrics for the songs that have then changed for the final versions...it happens sometimes.
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PixieSteve
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Poland
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Posted - 07/27/2005 :  08:04:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know a girl who lives on the hill
I don't know if her sister will
or I was thinking about her best friend

this is about threesomes right? especially him talking about being desparate afterwards


Oh let it linger

Edited by - PixieSteve on 07/27/2005 08:05:17
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fbforever
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Posted - 07/28/2005 :  16:46:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thank you so much kathryn for your hard work putting the lyrics down.
i had an advance of honeycomb and couldn't wait to buy it and get the lyrics, which we now know are not included. i called back porch records to ask if they had them and they replied " they were not
given to us, see if they are on the internet". thanks to you they
are, I and I'm sure we all at FB.net appreciate your time spent
on this. now can you do the 5 songs not included on the commercial release, just kidding.
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kathryn
~ Selkie Bride ~

Belgium
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Posted - 07/28/2005 :  20:14:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It was a collective efffort, I can't take any of the credit.

But, if you are serious, I'd be happy to do those missing five.


Sometimes, no matter how shitty things get, you have to just do a little dance. - Frank
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freimanm
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Posted - 07/29/2005 :  19:27:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For "Dark End of the Street" I thought I heard the lyric "living in darkness to hide our own", not "to hide alone" But then I did some searching on the internet for the Eels lyrics (didn't realize it was a cover) and it says "living in darkness to hide our wrong"...

love the posts, love the forum (i tend to just read and not post, but i figured i'd give it a go)
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The Marsist
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Ireland
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Posted - 07/29/2005 :  19:44:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
good to have you aboard. the latest member of our ever increasing forum community


"To be known as an underdog - that can only be a good thing. It's better than sucking."
- Frank Black

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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
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Posted - 07/29/2005 :  20:46:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello!
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Daisy Girl
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Belize
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Posted - 07/30/2005 :  19:19:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by scruvs

quote:
Originally posted by starmekitten

A Curtain falls
A scene revolves*
It seems your blue eyes glisten


*thats not right, I'm not sure the 'scene' is right, it could be assumed or unseen revolt as well, I am blasting it through the headphones. Anyone else?

there's a definate 'd' noise after the a scene/unseen the sc.. noise. And the rev.. word is very short, possibly one or two sylables unless it's cut off.

This is going to bug the hell out of me.


and you're questioning the sciences
and questioning religion
you're looking like an idiot
and you no longer care.





I still don't know. I wish I knew. Maybe it's not english. If it's not english, I bet it's french.


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not sure what I hear is a scene resolves... as in the scene is finished ... the curtain closes.


thanks guys for all the hard work!! This is really coming together. I do like too how we all have these different ways of hearing Frank's lyrics... i think it adds mystery and says a lot about him being such a cool artist! :)
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