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Poetry, Jingles, Doggerel and Song Lyrics

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Re: Poetry, Jingles, Doggerel and Song Lyrics

Postby Aurélien » 17 Jan 2016, 00:15

Ach, whilst I could grasp a few parts of the poem, I'm afraid that I could only identify a small number of the Deutscher words without reaching for my trusty Langenscheidt.

Those of us who, sadly, only know one language face certain limitations.

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Re: Poetry, Jingles, Doggerel and Song Lyrics

Postby Wolfgang » 30 May 2017, 06:01

I had to think of the following lyrics due to the recent activity of the "What Are You Doing Now?"-thread.

"Sideshow" by John Lees

I have seen the streets and alleyways
Of a million faceless towns
The camera comes, the camera goes
Filming our blues for the late night news
We gather round
Never searching for our innocence
Our faith, our truth, our love
They're only there when things go wrong
Filming our blues for the late night news
We gather round

Show us peace and understanding
Brother love for fellow man
Cure us, we are sick from violence
In your sideshow of life

Impartiality is like
A coin they have to spend
The currency of the chosen few
They place their bets
Switch on your sets

There's world disasters by the minute
They tell us on the hour
And when we think we've paid our dues
They've filmed our blues for the late night news
We gather round

Show us peace and understanding
Brother love for fellow man
Cure us, we are sick from violence
In your sideshow of life

Sideshow of life

When it's late at night and you're all alone
With the one you love
Turn on the late night news and cry
Tears for all the lost and lonely people
Innocents in prime time

(Tragedies) of our life
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Re: Poetry, Jingles, Doggerel and Song Lyrics

Postby Lenoir » 04 Jun 2017, 16:26

Very relevant in these times.
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Re: Poetry, Jingles, Doggerel and Song Lyrics

Postby Wolfgang » 15 Oct 2017, 19:33

Another John Lees' song, banished from the BBC because it were in favour of violence... :roll:

Cheap the bullet

The streets run red with the blood of the innocent
Why, why, why?
We stab our knives in the back of humanity
Why, why, why?
There's never peace just a spiral of violence
Why, why, why?
We'll shoot you down for a difference of opinion
Why, why, why?

Cheap the bullet, easy the gun
Sons and daughters, lost and gone
Cheap the bullet, easy the gun
No talk, no thought, just shoot and run

Our children wake to the bomb and the bodysearch
Why, why, why?
We fill their ears with the drums and the battle cries
Why, why, why?
They burn your car when you stray it's a game they play
Why, why, why?
They're fed on hate it's a circle we don't want to break
Why, why, why?

Cheap the bullet, easy the gun
Sons and daughters, lost and gone
Cheap the bullet, easy the gun
No talk, no thought, just shoot and run

I'm baptised in your prejudice
I'm confirmed with your hate
I'm ordained into violence
I'm a child of the modern world
Of the media world
Of the TV world
Of the modern world

Cheap the bullet, easy the gun
Sons and daughters, lost and gone
Cheap the bullet, easy the gun
No talk, no thought, just shoot and run
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Re: Poetry, Jingles, Doggerel and Song Lyrics

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 15 Oct 2017, 20:05

I hadn't heard about the ban but I can't see how the song is promoting violence. It seems to be doing exactly the opposite!
"Heyho for a starry night and a heathery bed!" - Jack, The Secret Island.

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Re: Poetry, Jingles, Doggerel and Song Lyrics

Postby Wolfgang » 16 Oct 2017, 05:40

They had produced a video for that song, and the record company (according to John) thought it was a good idea to send someting in the form a bullet with the title inprinted on it (or something along that lines) to the BBC officials as a kind of promotion.
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Re: Poetry, Jingles, Doggerel and Song Lyrics

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 16 Oct 2017, 07:04

Thanks, Wolfgang. Sounds like a storm in a teacup!
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