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Postby bh1644 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:58 am

not exactly sure why but my favorite is:

You wrote our names down on the sidewalk
The rain came and washed 'em off
So we should write 'em again on wet cement
So maybe people a long time from now will know what we meant
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Re: Favorite Raconteurs Lyrics

Postby love_islander » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:07 am

i like all of carolina drama. to me that is the epitome of lyric writing - there isn't any out-of-place filler words (like doubled up words or made-up consonants)
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Re: Favorite Raconteurs Lyrics

Postby hawke000 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:12 am

"I'm not sure if there's a point to the story but I'm going to tell it again."

No matter how many times you hear it the story starts as if it's being told for the first time by someone who has told it a million times before. Like the old story tellers used to. That song should be in the hall of fame of song writing.
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Re: Favorite Raconteurs Lyrics

Postby rockinghorse » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:28 am

i really like the lyrics to 'old enough"
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Re: Favorite Raconteurs Lyrics

Postby Moller72 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:41 am

I've got a rabbit, it likes to hop
I've got a girl she locks to shop
The other foot looks like it won't drop
I had an uncle and he got shot.
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Re: Favorite Raconteurs Lyrics

Postby hawke000 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:07 am

Moller72 wrote:I've got a rabbit, it likes to hop
I've got a girl she locks to shop
The other foot looks like it won't drop
I had an uncle and he got shot.


LOL

I got a red Japanese teapot
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Re: Favorite Raconteurs Lyrics

Postby redsox401 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:24 am

"It's hard stickin to your guns when everyones havin fun, makes me wanna run, i dont know what to do"
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Re: Favorite Raconteurs Lyrics

Postby gdm » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:12 pm

And I know you won't deceive me
Like the rest and there's nothing you need to explain
You always were the first one to believe me
When I said to you girl
I think it's gonna rain
But I could be wrong
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Re: Favorite Raconteurs Lyrics

Postby I Ate The Walrus » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:53 pm

How you gunna rock yourself to sleep
When I give up my midnight creep
How you gunna get that deep
When your daddy ain't around here to do it to you...
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Re: Favorite Raconteurs Lyrics

Postby anonymousbrunette » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:59 pm

hawke000 wrote:"I'm not sure if there's a point to the story but I'm going to tell it again."


This. I was thinking the exact same line before bedtime^

These lyrics have to be the most fun to hear live:

How you gonna rock yourself to sleep, when I give up my midnight creep, girl?
How you gonna get that deep when your daddy ain't around here to do it to you?
How you gonna do it alone? When I don't pick up my phone?
I'd rather give a dog a bone, but I'm not gonna stick around to help you out.
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Re: Favorite Raconteurs Lyrics

Postby anonymousbrunette » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:00 pm

LOL! I like your taste Walrus.
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Re: Favorite Raconteurs Lyrics

Postby Kali Durga » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:13 pm

Every word of Carolina, yes, and Blue Veins, and, oooh yeah, that verse of Top Yourself... These also--

"I'm child and man and child again.
the boy never gets older."

"You don't understand me,
but if the feeling was right
you might comprehend me."

And I love when Jack cribs Beefheart's "had to much to think" line in Steady As She Goes.



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Re: Favorite Raconteurs Lyrics

Postby elduderino » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:50 pm

all 8 lines to the song, level. that song is a throwback to the compact 2 minute single of the sixties. makes me thing of stuff like my generation and you really got me.
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Re: Favorite Raconteurs Lyrics

Postby kalv04 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:44 pm

pull this blanket off of me
maybe it'll help me see
the things i believe to be true
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Re: Favorite Raconteurs Lyrics

Postby JWhiteIII » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:21 pm

elduderino wrote:all 8 lines to the song, level. that song is a throwback to the compact 2 minute single of the sixties. makes me thing of stuff like my generation and you really got me.


My favorite Racs song.
Across the Rio Grand-e-o.....
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