Songs with lyrics that baffle?

Lester Ballard

Full Back
Wrong. It was inspired by a Hunter S Thompson quote:
On the band's official website, the biography section states that Flowers is singing "Are we human, or are we dancer?" and also says that the lyric was inspired by a disparaging comment made by Hunter S. Thompson, who stated that America was "raising a generation of dancers, afraid to take one step out of line"
You’re source sounds more credible than the fella from Virgin Radio.
 

Son of Stan

Striker
I am the egg man, we are the egg men, I am the walrus. Goo goo gee jew.
Well we used to have an egg man when I was a kid (delivered free range eggs) not sure if J Lennon had his eggs delivered, mind, ours was a bit of a flirt. The walrus - from the Lewis Carroll poem, the Walrus and the carpenter? And the Goo goo g'joob - err, no idea. 😁
 

JonMc

Striker
Not quite
It is
" I am the egg man
They are the egg men
I am the walrus
Goo goo g'joob"

Still daft lyrics.
They must have been on a LSD trip when they wrote that!
John Lennon was trying to think of a tune for them and got the idea from a police car with its sirens blaring going past his window. I think that's brilliant.
 
Take me to a room with black suede walls
Lock me in, into your womb room
Ain’t ever gonna leave this room of yours girl
Outside is where the monsters live
Inside is where you & I live girl, inside
In you, In you, In you, In you, In you,
Up you...
 

ChrisAshley

Striker
A toad of jet on a sill cast in brass
Portrayed for his sight mysteries of the past
A yellow orphan dancer rich in Nature's costly gold
Wept for the jailer of time to bless her old
But his kiss he held and shadowed for the spell of nights are strong
And spiralled like a whirlwind in the childhood of a song


Bonkers was Marc Bolan like
Well, you can tear a plane in the falling rain
I drive a Rolls Royce 'cause it's good for my voice

Was my first thought when I seen the thread title.
 

MickeyV

Midfield
This one I was listening to in the car on the way home and never understood - "I'm every woman"

Actually I always heard it as "Climb every woman" which is perhaps more understandable.
Me too! Once you've heard it, you will never hear the original again.
 
This one. She tells us why her baby left because she was a fucking liar and a time waster, then she tells us she doesn't know why he has gone (repeat throughout the record). If she has been round the world how is she going to find him ? He has probably topped himself to get away from the crazy fucker.

 
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Slowly walking down the hall, faster than a cannonball.
Clue's in the next line.
Not quite
It is
" I am the egg man
They are the egg men
I am the walrus
Goo goo g'joob"

Still daft lyrics.
They must have been on a LSD trip when they wrote that!
All to do with Lewis Carroll IIRC.
This morning at four fifty
I took her rather nifty
Down to an incubator
Where thirty minutes later
What the frig's baffling about that?
This was ‘are we human, or are we cancer’ but the record label thought it was too dark and morbid. Changed a word and made it a hit.
Not true. It's from a Hunter S Thompson quote.
"Tonight there's gonna be a jailbreak, somewhere in this town."

My guess would be the jail.
Yeah but they've busted out into another part of town and are on the run. I dunno why people get so hung up by that line.
 
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knumbskull

Winger
Comment allez-vous ce soir?
Je suis comme ci comme ça
Yes, a penguin taught me French
Back in Antarctica

the weakerthans - Our Retired Explorer (Dines With Michel Foucault in Paris, 1961)
Yeah but they've busted out into another part of town and are on the run. I dunno why people get so hung up by that line.
but surely if they're saying "tonight there's gonna be a jailbreak", the prisoners are still in jail for now as it hasn't happened yet?
 
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but surely if they're saying "tonight there's gonna be a jailbreak", the prisoners are still in jail for now as it hasn't happened yet?
"THE JAILBREAK. The Warrior locked himself into his video scanner and gazed throughout the Universe... until he came upon Dimension 5.

DIMENSION 5 was now in the hands of the Overmaster, whose lust for ultimate power had become an obsession. Religion and the media were all under his control and computer files were kept on all known living persons within the city zones.

Many were arrested and jailed.

It was therefore significant that The Jailbreak represented a freedom for so many yet to those involved at the time it was a series of events, the outcome of which no-one could have foreseen. The plan was simple. By knocking out the alarm systems in a riot, they then would cause an explosion which would blow half the cell blocks away. Outside help came from an organisation known as Phono-Graphics, who if the plan was successful would eventually capitalize on the whole project.

The night of The Jailbreak all hell broke loose. A Red Alert was issued by the Overmaster himself. Robot trackers, military police, dogs, and all available vehicles were on the hunt. All were caught, except four, who made it to the Rampic Buildings on the south side of the city. It was in these buildings that they broadcast and recorded selected material, some of which still survives today. Through these recordings, they built up a following who eventually took to the streets in what was to become the Final War.

The Warrior had become weary and disillusioned with war, but seeing how the people struggled to be free he knew once again he must raise up his sword...

The music sailed out into the night then upward towards the skies, traveling on that thin border between reality and imagination."
 

knumbskull

Winger
"THE JAILBREAK. The Warrior locked himself into his video scanner and gazed throughout the Universe... until he came upon Dimension 5.

DIMENSION 5 was now in the hands of the Overmaster, whose lust for ultimate power had become an obsession. Religion and the media were all under his control and computer files were kept on all known living persons within the city zones.

Many were arrested and jailed.

It was therefore significant that The Jailbreak represented a freedom for so many yet to those involved at the time it was a series of events, the outcome of which no-one could have foreseen. The plan was simple. By knocking out the alarm systems in a riot, they then would cause an explosion which would blow half the cell blocks away. Outside help came from an organisation known as Phono-Graphics, who if the plan was successful would eventually capitalize on the whole project.

The night of The Jailbreak all hell broke loose. A Red Alert was issued by the Overmaster himself. Robot trackers, military police, dogs, and all available vehicles were on the hunt. All were caught, except four, who made it to the Rampic Buildings on the south side of the city. It was in these buildings that they broadcast and recorded selected material, some of which still survives today. Through these recordings, they built up a following who eventually took to the streets in what was to become the Final War.

The Warrior had become weary and disillusioned with war, but seeing how the people struggled to be free he knew once again he must raise up his sword...

The music sailed out into the night then upward towards the skies, traveling on that thin border between reality and imagination."
fair play :lol: I'll bow out on this one
Anything churned out by mumbling ‘rappers’
cannot abide mumble rap
 
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obrienobrien

Midfield
A toad of jet on a sill cast in brass
Portrayed for his sight mysteries of the past
A yellow orphan dancer rich in Nature's costly gold
Wept for the jailer of time to bless her old
But his kiss he held and shadowed for the spell of nights are strong
And spiralled like a whirlwind in the childhood of a song


Bonkers was Marc Bolan like
He was Tree mendous
 

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