Lyrics: What song(s) really made you wonder

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What's behind them?

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OdBV971_Fw]the ballad of john and yoko lyrics - YouTube[/ame]

This is one I always wanted to know about. I'm finally going to go Wiki it.
 

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REO Speedwagon "Tough Guys"
It had been speculated for some time that it is a protest song against the Who.
Roger Daltrey had made a comment in I believe it was The Rolling Stone magazine where he basically referred to REO Speedwagon as a "pansy band" and Gary Richrath reminded him of a girl on stage.
REO Speedwagon has a flock of female followers, and the song is reportedly written to say to Roger Daltry "oh yeah...well Mr. Tough guy...who has the girls?"
 
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REO Speedwagon "Tough Guys"
It had been speculated for some time that it is a protest song against the Who.
Roger Daltrey had made a comment in I believe it was The Rolling Stone magazine where he basically referred to REO Speedwagon as a "pansy band" and Gary Richrath reminded him of a girl on stage.
REO Speedwagon has a flock of female followers, and the song is reportedly written to say to Roger Daltry "oh yeah...well Mr. Tough guy...who has the girls?"
Funny, before I got here I was wondering if "Heard it from a friend" was really about being cheated on.

Of course, the classic everybody thinks of is "You're So Vain" - best guess is Warren Beatty, but we'll never know.
 

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I love lyrics and I am well versed in Rock music...don't get me started.

"Wish you were here" by Pink Floyd. This was a painful-heartfelt song written by Roger Waters to Syd Barret (former member/founder of Pink Floyd)
Syd is one of those tragic Rock stories of a magnificent talent destroyed by drug use. Who knows the great songs we never heard because of Syd's fall from reality. And that is what the song is about.
 

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Told you...once I start..

Old Man by Neil Young.
When he was in his 20's already a millionaire he wanted to buy a farm, and found one that was exactly what he wanted. (and still owns today)
There was an old man that used to own it...he had a conversation with the man the day he bought it...he kept thinking about this old man, and how he had to work his whole life on this farm...how it took him most of his life to own it and had to work it everyday to keep it. It had occurred to him how easy it was for him to just swoop in and buy it in the same manner this old man might buy a candy bar on a shelf.
So one day sitting out by the fence where he had the conversation with him at - he wrote this song.


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW1l6hS0OPc]Neil Young - Old Man - YouTube[/ame]
 
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Told you...once I start..

Old Man by Neil Young.
When he was in his 20's already a millionaire he wanted to buy a farm, and found one that was exactly what he wanted. (and still owns today)
There was an old man that used to own it...he had a conversation with the man the day he bought it...he kept thinking about this old man, and how he had to work his whole life on this farm...how it took him most of his life to own it and had to work it everyday to keep it. It had occurred to him how easy it was for him to just swoop in and buy it in the same manner this old man might buy a candy bar on a shelf.
So one day sitting out by the fence where he had the conversation with him at - he wrote this song.


Neil Young - Old Man - YouTube
Thank you! This is one of my favorite songs, even though it took me a few decades to see why anybody thought anything of Neil Young.
 

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHS8hj4TdT8]Richard Harris - MacArthur Park - YouTube[/ame]
 
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Frank Sinatra had the same reaction, according to Larry King. "'Someone left their cake out in the rain', wtf is that supposed to mean?"
 

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Its a pretty sounding song...just don't pay too close attention.

Harris' version wouldn't be too bad if it wasn't for the Vegas musical interlude in the middle.
 
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"Whiter Shade of Pale" has always made me wonder.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb3iPP-tHdA]A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum - YouTube[/ame]
 
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This one makes me wonder if Pink had Brain Dead Bloop in mind.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR4yQFZK9YM]P!nk - Stupid Girls - YouTube[/ame]
 

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[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kl4hJ4j48s"]This one sometimes makes me wonder if marriage was a good idea after my wife sings along to this (on the karaoke machine I bought her one Christmas) when she's drunk, for the umpteenth time![/ame]
 

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"Whiter Shade of Pale" has always made me wonder.
Fantastic song. There must be 50 different claimed meanings about this song ranging from satanic to a tribute to Shakespeare. (it contains references of Shakespeare in the 3rd and 4th paragraphs that are not in the studio recorded version)
I rather like to think that it is simply about a man and a woman who met and eventually had sex.

here is the full version of the song...(well one of them)

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8jJ1ORIOes]Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale (From "Live at the Union Chapel") - YouTube[/ame]
 
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"Whiter Shade of Pale" has always made me wonder.
Fantastic song. There must be 50 different claimed meanings about this song ranging from satanic to a tribute to Shakespeare. (it contains references of Shakespeare in the 3rd and 4th paragraphs that are not in the studio recorded version)
I rather like to think that it is simply about a man and a woman who met and eventually had sex.

here is the full version of the song...(well one of them)

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8jJ1ORIOes]Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale (From "Live at the Union Chapel") - YouTube[/ame]
I love when older people sing, and they are every damn bit as good as when they were young.

Unlike Gordon Lightfoot. It's sad to hear him now. :(
 

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