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Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: tiffanyblu ()
Date: May 8, 2019 16:13

Of course even our own favourite band has some songs that people love but that I never gor the grip on though I tried around 1 million timessmiling smiley . Which ones have you never understood?

* Fingerprint file
* Soul Survivor
* Jigsaw pussle
* Stray cat blues
* Dancing with mr D

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: duke richardson ()
Date: May 8, 2019 16:29

i don't understand..

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: tiffanyblu ()
Date: May 8, 2019 16:35

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duke richardson
i don't understand..

grinning smiley love them all?

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: Spud ()
Date: May 8, 2019 16:41

Not sure I understandany songs .

Who knows what was going through the writers mind...

...except that it was usually " now what rhymes with......"

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: angee ()
Date: May 8, 2019 16:57

Tiffany, might you guess on who Mr D is?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Love is strong..."


byTeafoe

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: SomeGuy ()
Date: May 8, 2019 17:00

Understand the content, or the fact that people like those songs?

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: TheBlockbuster ()
Date: May 8, 2019 17:09

You Gotta Move
Some Girls
Far Away Eyes
Undercover of the night
Almost Hear You Sigh

Never liked those songs.

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: Irix ()
Date: May 8, 2019 17:10

"Con Le Mie Lacrime" .... 'cause I've never understood Italian .... grinning smiley .... winking smiley

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: duke richardson ()
Date: May 8, 2019 17:12

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tiffanyblu
Quote
duke richardson
i don't understand..

grinning smiley love them all?

yep. but thats just me..
cool smiley

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: matxil ()
Date: May 8, 2019 17:14

Quote
tiffanyblu
Of course even our own favourite band has some songs that people love but that I never gor the grip on though I tried around 1 million timessmiling smiley . Which ones have you never understood?

* Fingerprint file
* Soul Survivor
* Jigsaw pussle
* Stray cat blues
* Dancing with mr D

Maybe you should explain what you mean with "understood". Do you mean the lyrics? Or do you mean, liking the music?

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: May 8, 2019 18:47

That's my question too......what is to understand a song?

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Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: buttons67 ()
Date: May 9, 2019 02:42

i never understood lets spend the night together.

whats that about.


seriously though, i understand few of them.

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Date: May 9, 2019 02:56

It's a pussle. winking smiley

Do you mean "what do the lyrics say"?

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: pmk251 ()
Date: May 9, 2019 04:31

Angie. WTF is going on in that mishmash of a song?

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: Witness ()
Date: May 9, 2019 10:31

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tiffanyblu
Of course even our own favourite band has some songs that people love but that I never gor the grip on though I tried around 1 million timessmiling smiley . Which ones have you never understood?

* Fingerprint file
* Soul Survivor
* Jigsaw pussle
* Stray cat blues
* Dancing with mr D

My interpretation of your opening post: Many songs you think are good or even great. Some or quite many songs you find not so good or are indifferent to. However, these are songs that are puzzling to you in the sense that you are aware that they may be good, but somehow and intriguingly you still can't personally relate to them, even when you think you should.

Something in that vein?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-05-09 10:33 by Witness.

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: May 9, 2019 11:27

And his coat is torn and frayed
It's seen much better days
Just as long as the guitar plays
Let it steal your heart away


……………… Torn And Frayed - Jagger/Richards

ROCKMAN

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: DEmerson ()
Date: May 9, 2019 13:07

Answering the question in a slightly different way. I’m often struck by how strange many of Mick’s lyrics are. Even the early songs. ‘Your mother who neglected you owes a million dollars tax. And your father’s still perfecting ways of making sealing wax.’ That’s But one example of this is not ‘I wanna hold your hand’ stuff. Many Stones songs have those slightly weird lyrics when you actually think about them, you’re like ‘what?’

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: matxil ()
Date: May 9, 2019 13:27

Bob Dylan was all the rage back then and he wrote lyrics like that: social criticism but not too obvious and instead of using charicatures, using "real-life persons and their odd ways". In this case, it's not so hard to understand really. She's a spoilt rich girl with a non-tax paying mother and an eccentric father with a dull hobby. Compare with "Like A Rolling Stone" for instance.

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: EddieByword ()
Date: May 9, 2019 13:58

I never understood the 'bell' part of this line........

"Bell flight fourteen you now can land" - 2000 light years

Rolls off the tongue beautifully though...........maybe that's the whole and the only point?



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2019-05-09 14:01 by EddieByword.

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: DEmerson ()
Date: May 9, 2019 14:07

I’m not saying Stones lyrics are inscrutable, nor comparing them to Dylan, who I happen to think is America’s greatest songwriter. Just saying a lot of them are ‘odd’, comical even, compared to the usual pop stuff. Heck, the whole Let it Bleed album is like Alice in Wonderland type of wordsmith. Probably why it all still seems so interesting after all these years.

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: virgil ()
Date: May 9, 2019 15:24

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TheBlockbuster
You Gotta Move
Some Girls
Far Away Eyes
Undercover of the night
Almost Hear You Sigh

Never liked those songs.


Never liked Some Girls until they performed it live on the No Security tour, ended up loving it.

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Date: May 9, 2019 15:36

I was thinking, actually talking about Jagger's lyrics earlier because of doing an interview where it came up. And I think about what Jagger has said about it a lot; the way he writes lyrics nowadays. But I feel it has really hurt him as an artist.
He has stated in several places that for him the best way is to get up, have some b' fast and then start furiously writing everything down in rough drafts. Not worry about meter, rhymes etc. That you fix and adapt later when you start editing, and fashioning it into a song or whatever. It sounds good because I like the notion that you go free, w/o a net, and let yourself just associate. ( I think I've seen Peter Gabriel say something similar). But the results have not been all that stellar. There are photos of Jagger in late 60's and 70's clutching a notebook, and it looks like he was on a more poetic plane. His lyrics resonated more. There is something very workman-like in today's lyrics. To serve a purpose, fill a need.
And even the ones that are meant to heard as more involved or passionate...I don't know. E.g. "Laugh I Nearly Died" really is hollow IMO. He's already done that one better.
I wish I had experienced Dy;an when he was in his day. Just to watch him. He must have been in a state where he was like "I can't stop!"

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: May 9, 2019 16:39

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EddieByword
I never understood the 'bell' part of this line........

"Bell flight fourteen you now can land" - 2000 light years

Rolls off the tongue beautifully though...........maybe that's the whole and the only point?

Bell is a plane.

[airandspace.si.edu]

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: duke richardson ()
Date: May 9, 2019 17:08

you know, "Their Satanic Majesties Request" is a very forward-looking album..

lyrics mentioning computers.. faster-than sound planes.. Bill's song before there were Bill's songs..

but best of all it led to Jimmy Miller..cool smiley

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: May 9, 2019 17:14

Quote
duke richardson
you know, "Their Satanic Majesties Request" is a very forward-looking album..

lyrics mentioning computers.. faster-than sound planes.. Bill's song before there were Bill's songs..

but best of all it led to Jimmy Miller..cool smiley

It also has "two thousand" in it twice.

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: duke richardson ()
Date: May 9, 2019 17:25

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GasLightStreet
Quote
duke richardson
you know, "Their Satanic Majesties Request" is a very forward-looking album..

lyrics mentioning computers.. faster-than sound planes.. Bill's song before there were Bill's songs..

but best of all it led to Jimmy Miller..cool smiley

It also has "two thousand" in it twice.

its got Beatles on the cover..
some kind of secret code ..

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: May 9, 2019 17:56

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duke richardson
Quote
GasLightStreet
Quote
duke richardson
you know, "Their Satanic Majesties Request" is a very forward-looking album..

lyrics mentioning computers.. faster-than sound planes.. Bill's song before there were Bill's songs..

but best of all it led to Jimmy Miller..cool smiley

It also has "two thousand" in it twice.

its got Beatles on the cover..
some kind of secret code ..

Paul is dead?

"No Anchovies, Please"

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: May 9, 2019 17:59

Fingerprint File is about FBI surveillance of the singer.

Stray Cat = sex with underage groupie

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: EddieByword ()
Date: May 9, 2019 18:33

Quote
GasLightStreet
Quote
EddieByword
I never understood the 'bell' part of this line........

"Bell flight fourteen you now can land" - 2000 light years

Rolls off the tongue beautifully though...........maybe that's the whole and the only point?

Bell is a plane.

[airandspace.si.edu]

Right ho, thanks alot, that's been a small niggle (Stones wise) for ages, thanks.......thumbs up

Re: Songs by The Rolling Stones you never understood
Posted by: hopkins ()
Date: May 10, 2019 06:59

well, i get she's a honky, not that a floozy woman's color need come to it, but I'm hep to these beatniks using hep talk, and at least I always understood. It's the Tonk thing that blisters my billows!? confused smiley
If she was from Tonga it would have been far cooler.
Honky Tonga women not only made sense, it was the original lyrics they stole from bill! Those bastids* ,
(to coin a word a poster here also stole from bill.)
I like to source things. i'm a deep diver fan, millenial peeps. just sayin' ...before the web there were people. oh they weren't all smart and connected to space through a tracking device, but there were a few us trying to soldier on till you arrived just in time for doo doo wop; their vocal ensemble cover LP. they're remastering the special edition before they release the first one. at least one of them sobered up a little that day in school i guess.

Bill had the idea for Brew and Bone Some, but they stole that too.
they'll be fotoshopping todgers before it's over; somebody's sniffing the
shit they use to blow up those dolls. note to self: call your insider contacts Very close to the action, "blow up dolls"
==
seriously, blow the @#$%& up. think Kiss. they stand there, shit blows,
they cash checks. someone plays the radio and the guy that dyes that
hair they glue to his fat arms; sleeveless; the carefree look for instant chest hair. "Glue and bone some," asks Bill, getting a little interested instead of isolating again, thinking he's King of the Hill cause he's the writer.
If he thinks his butt is so precious why don't he quit?

so i don't understand that either. but that's not a song.
okay, i got tonk. [www.gamblingsites.com]

they confused it with tumbling dice, which is only one of the songs
that ruined exiles LP. Ever since Between The Buttons I've been waiting
for another real good one. i'm loyal.
it would be to a 'tee' but i'd have to sell my car to buy one,
then how would i drive to the 99 cent store to get one from China that
isn't a copy. i do official; i support those guys. they have responsibility too. After taxes they don't pay, it's probs only a million an hour.
they have kids. kids need pampers., have a heart.
they should do a heart cover album. Bad and Loathsome.
well at least we finally got a new album. they forgot the Key Tonk,
even the Woman. i dig all souled out; they they flashed into another genre with that jump.

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