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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:16 pm 
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Posted this on "Wish List" by mistake...
After years of listening to this one, I finally looked up the lyrics. (I love meaningless alliteration, though how he managed to sing this so quickly - I mean try saying "Fantastic traumatic burning rubber blubber blackout checkout for philandering sons of magic women" - I do not know)

Just Like Nothing on Earth (The Stranglers)

A woman in Wellington wet her whistle
With a wild man from way back when

She sucked her thumb and she held her head
For the man she didn't ken
A Nip in Nippon napped a nod

And knew Nomad near the nearside window of his Mitsubishi

His kid was scared he said he thought it was something new

Just like nothing on earth

Just like nothing on earth

Just like nothing on earth

A man on the main motor mile mesmerised much
monkey magic meandering piecemeal

You know UFOs utilise euphoric united ecstatic
Fantastic traumatic burning rubber blubber

Blackout checkout for philandering sons of magic women

His brain was blazed and amazed he said he thought
It was something new

Just like nothing on earth

Just like nothing on earth

Just like nothing on earth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y70gRIgmA0

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:41 pm 
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What's the ugliest
Part of your body?
What's the ugliest
Part of your body?
Some say your nose
Some say your toes
(I think it's your mind)
But I think it's YOUR MIND
(Your mind)
I think it's your mind, woo woo

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:50 pm 
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"The World's My Oyster Soup Kitchen Floor Wax Museum"

Hat bandana Graham cracker jackhammer in
a nail file suit your self-serviceman
the world's my oyster soup kitchen floor wax museum
autographed pictures of Shakespeare fishing
gear head phone Madison Square garden hose
the world's my oyster soup kitchen floor wax museum

and the chorus:
Get set get wet get fat get fit get a life
get it on get it up get it off of me
the world's my oyster soup kitchen floor wax museum
get sacked get the facts get a load of this
get pissed get real get over it get it over with
the world's my oyster soup bowling ball of wax museum

Cannibal dog house plan B happy
as a lark's tongue in cheekbone china doll
the world's my oyster soup kitchen floor wax museum
don't ask Y2 cake and eat it too
nothing lasts for evergreen thumbscrew
the world's my oyster soup kitchen door frame by frame

Get back slapback backtalk halfback back track talkback
back to back I'll be back to get you back
the world's my oyster soup kitchen floor wax museum
get bumped get pumped get dumped get the funk
get sick get fixed get jiggy with it
the world's my oyster souffle mignon

Get set get wet get fat get fit
get along little doggiem get it off of me
oyster soup kitchen floor wax museum
get sacked get the facts get a load of this
the world's my oyster soup kitchen floor wax museum

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:57 pm 
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just plain doug wrote:
"The World's My Oyster Soup Kitchen Floor Wax Museum"

Hat bandana Graham cracker jackhammer in
a nail file suit your self-serviceman
the world's my oyster soup kitchen floor wax museum
autographed pictures of Shakespeare fishing
gear head phone Madison Square garden hose
the world's my oyster soup kitchen floor wax museum

and the chorus:
Get set get wet get fat get fit get a life
get it on get it up get it off of me
the world's my oyster soup kitchen floor wax museum
get sacked get the facts get a load of this
get pissed get real get over it get it over with
the world's my oyster soup bowling ball of wax museum

Cannibal dog house plan B happy
as a lark's tongue in cheekbone china doll
the world's my oyster soup kitchen floor wax museum
don't ask Y2 cake and eat it too
nothing lasts for evergreen thumbscrew
the world's my oyster soup kitchen door frame by frame

Get back slapback backtalk halfback back track talkback
back to back I'll be back to get you back
the world's my oyster soup kitchen floor wax museum
get bumped get pumped get dumped get the funk
get sick get fixed get jiggy with it
the world's my oyster souffle mignon

Get set get wet get fat get fit
get along little doggiem get it off of me
oyster soup kitchen floor wax museum
get sacked get the facts get a load of this
the world's my oyster soup kitchen floor wax museum


Jolly good one, Doug.
There's this as well, of course:

Elephant Talk: King Crimson
Talk
it's only talk
Arguments
agreements
advice
answers

Articulate announcements
It's only talk

Talk
it's only talk
Babble
burble
banter
bicker bicker bicker
Brouhaha
boulderdash
ballyhoo
It's only talk
Back talk

Talk talk talk
it's only talk
Comments
cliches
commentary
controversy
Chatter
chit-chat
chit-chat
chit-chat

Conversation
contradiction
criticism
It's only talk
Cheap talk

Talk
talk
it's only talk
Debates
discussions
These are words with a D this time
Dialogue
dualogue
diatribe

Dissention
declamation
Double talk
double talk

Talk
talk
it's all talk
Too much talk
Small talk
Talk that trash
Expressions
editorials
expugnations
exclamations
enfadulations
It's all talk
Elephant talk
elephant talk
elephant talk

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:22 am 
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I bought King Crimson's album "Lizard", in 1970, and have listened to it many times.
I just now found out that one of the songs was about the breakup of The Beatles!
Never before, had this occurred to me.
(There's a Goon Show reference in there, too)


"Happy Family"

Happy family, one hand clap, four went by and none come back.
Brother Judas, ash and sack, swallowed aphrodisiac.
Rufus, Silas, Jonah too sang, "We'll blow our own canoes,"
Poked a finger in the zoo, punctured all the ballyhoo

Whipped the world and beat the clock, wound up with their share of stock.
Silver Rolls from golden rock, shaken by a knock, knock, knock.
Happy family, wave that grin, what goes round must surely spin;
Cheesecake, mousetrap, Grip-Pipe-Thynne cried out, "We're not Rin Tin Tin."

Uncle Rufus grew his nose, threw away his circus clothes
Cousin Silas grew a beard, drew another flask of weird
Nasty Jonah grew a wife, Judas drew his pruning knife.
Happy family one hand clap, four went on but none came back

Happy family, pale applause, each to his revolving doors.
Silas searching, Rufus neat, Jonah caustic, Jude so sweet.
Let their sergeant mirror spin if we lose the barbers win;
Happy family one hand clap, four went on but none came back

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:06 am 
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just plain doug wrote:
I bought King Crimson's album "Lizard", in 1970, and have listened to it many times.
I just now found out that one of the songs was about the breakup of The Beatles!
Never before, had this occurred to me.
(There's a Goon Show reference in there, too)


"Happy Family"

Happy family, one hand clap, four went by and none come back.
Brother Judas, ash and sack, swallowed aphrodisiac.
Rufus, Silas, Jonah too sang, "We'll blow our own canoes,"
Poked a finger in the zoo, punctured all the ballyhoo

Whipped the world and beat the clock, wound up with their share of stock.
Silver Rolls from golden rock, shaken by a knock, knock, knock.
Happy family, wave that grin, what goes round must surely spin;
Cheesecake, mousetrap, Grip-Pipe-Thynne cried out, "We're not Rin Tin Tin."

Uncle Rufus grew his nose, threw away his circus clothes
Cousin Silas grew a beard, drew another flask of weird
Nasty Jonah grew a wife, Judas drew his pruning knife.
Happy family one hand clap, four went on but none came back

Happy family, pale applause, each to his revolving doors.
Silas searching, Rufus neat, Jonah caustic, Jude so sweet.
Let their sergeant mirror spin if we lose the barbers win;
Happy family one hand clap, four went on but none came back


I never knew that - thanks!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:19 pm 
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just plain doug wrote:
I bought King Crimson's album "Lizard", in 1970, and have listened to it many times.
I just now found out that one of the songs was about the breakup of The Beatles!
Never before, had this occurred to me.
(There's a Goon Show reference in there, too)


"Happy Family"

Happy family, one hand clap, four went by and none come back.
Brother Judas, ash and sack, swallowed aphrodisiac.
Rufus, Silas, Jonah too sang, "We'll blow our own canoes,"
Poked a finger in the zoo, punctured all the ballyhoo

Whipped the world and beat the clock, wound up with their share of stock.
Silver Rolls from golden rock, shaken by a knock, knock, knock.
Happy family, wave that grin, what goes round must surely spin;
Cheesecake, mousetrap, Grip-Pipe-Thynne cried out, "We're not Rin Tin Tin."

Uncle Rufus grew his nose, threw away his circus clothes
Cousin Silas grew a beard, drew another flask of weird
Nasty Jonah grew a wife, Judas drew his pruning knife.
Happy family one hand clap, four went on but none came back

Happy family, pale applause, each to his revolving doors.
Silas searching, Rufus neat, Jonah caustic, Jude so sweet.
Let their sergeant mirror spin if we lose the barbers win;
Happy family one hand clap, four went on but none came back


I don't know the song, so I just used the music from We Didn't Start The Fire, and it seemed to work.


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A well, a bird, bird, bird, bird is a word
A well, a bird, bird, bird, bird is a word
Well don’t you know about the bird
Everybody knows that the bird is a word


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:28 am 
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I was very surprised to hear this the other day, as I've always found most of George's lyrics pretty, er, dull and religious. These actually make me laugh, especially the lines "You'd better get your clothes on or else there'll be a row . . .If it wasn't for my sunstroke I would take you on right now".

"Soft-Hearted Hana"

I ate it and at once my eyes could see you
No sooner had I ooped it down
I felt so far off from the ground I stood on.

My legs they seemed to me like high-rise buildings
My head was high up in the sky
My skin the sun began to fry like bacon.

And then somebody old appeared and asked had I come far . . .
And hadn't they just seen me up on Haleakala . . .
I kept on body surfing to pretend I hadn't heard
There was someone there beside me, swimming like Richard III
And I'm still smiling

Seven naked native girls swam seven sacred pools . . .
Lone-ranger smoking doobies said you're breaking all the rules . . .
You'd better get your clothes on or else there'll be a row . . .
If it wasn't for my sunstroke I would take you on right now . . .
And I'm still smiling.

I fell in love with my Soft-Hearted Hana
She entered right in through my heart
And now although we're miles apart
I still feel her.

She lives beneath the crater in the meadow
She moves among the fruit and grain
You can meet her after heavy rain has fallen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mvbAiSAjtQ

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Pleasure Stole The Night
(Steve Howe)

Lord, help us do well
All that we have to do
Feet on the ground, heads in the clouds
Live a life that's free and easy
Pall and good
Show us the trend

There came a time, "No more," we said

"To leave it in their hands divine."
Show us the trend

Set out sails, burnt our boats
Independence ruled the day
While pleasure stole the night

Epochs past, lives were spent
Until a new band came
Did not intend to spend
Cease from your haste, they said

Leave time to repeat
Your aims, they are misplaced
You don't have to race, they cried

Oh Lord, help us do
All we have to do

"With negligent regret,
The world sped on."

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