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Re: Bored With The USA lyrics correction

Post by WestwayKid » 05 Mar 2019, 1:13pm

Flex wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 12:19pm
this thread is funny
I've always chuckled at the line "Yankee detectives are always on the TV, 'cause killers in America work seven days a week"! I think partly because of Joe's delivery and partly because it's still such a true reflection on America.

There is no conspiracy behind this song. Joe misheard Mick singing "I'm So Bored With You" and then subsequently rewrote it as a provocative/sarcastic look at American culture. That's all it is. The only "conspiracy" is whether Mick ripped off Steve Jones or the other way around ;) :mrgreen:
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Re: Bored With The USA lyrics correction

Post by Dr. Medulla » 05 Mar 2019, 1:25pm

Obsession is a helluva drug.
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Re: Bored With The USA lyrics correction

Post by Silent Majority » 05 Mar 2019, 1:38pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 1:25pm
Obsession is a helluva drug.
The Vietcong purposely got the GIs hooked on obsession. They came back really into Star Trek.
Kool Moe Dee was in the Treacherous Three

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Re: Bored With The USA lyrics correction

Post by Dr. Medulla » 05 Mar 2019, 2:01pm

Silent Majority wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 1:38pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 1:25pm
Obsession is a helluva drug.
The Vietcong purposely got the GIs hooked on obsession. They came back really into Star Trek.
As detailed by Joe in every song on Sandinista!.
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Re: Bored With The USA lyrics correction

Post by Silent Majority » 05 Mar 2019, 2:19pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 2:01pm
Silent Majority wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 1:38pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 1:25pm
Obsession is a helluva drug.
The Vietcong purposely got the GIs hooked on obsession. They came back really into Star Trek.
As detailed by Joe in every song on Sandinista!.
Ring ring, seven am

You see? A drug ring. The seven is a clear reference to the Marshall Court which had seven justices on it. They ruled in 1833 that the Bill of Rights does not apply to the actions of state governments.
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Re: Bored With The USA lyrics correction

Post by Marky Dread » 05 Mar 2019, 2:27pm

Silent Majority wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 2:19pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 2:01pm
Silent Majority wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 1:38pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 1:25pm
Obsession is a helluva drug.
The Vietcong purposely got the GIs hooked on obsession. They came back really into Star Trek.
As detailed by Joe in every song on Sandinista!.
Ring ring, seven am

You see? A drug ring. The seven is a clear reference to the Marshall Court which had seven justices on it. They ruled in 1833 that the Bill of Rights does not apply to the actions of state governments.
Hitsville UK was all about Heroin. Taking another hit.
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Re: Bored With The USA lyrics correction

Post by Dr. Medulla » 05 Mar 2019, 2:28pm

Silent Majority wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 2:19pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 2:01pm
Silent Majority wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 1:38pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 1:25pm
Obsession is a helluva drug.
The Vietcong purposely got the GIs hooked on obsession. They came back really into Star Trek.
As detailed by Joe in every song on Sandinista!.
Ring ring, seven am

You see? A drug ring. The seven is a clear reference to the Marshall Court which had seven justices on it. They ruled in 1833 that the Bill of Rights does not apply to the actions of state governments.
And to marshall means to gather strength. And drugs sap a person's strength. See: Joe was talking about drugs.
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Re: Bored With The USA lyrics correction

Post by Silent Majority » 05 Mar 2019, 2:29pm

Marky Dread wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 2:27pm
Silent Majority wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 2:19pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 2:01pm
Silent Majority wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 1:38pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 1:25pm
Obsession is a helluva drug.
The Vietcong purposely got the GIs hooked on obsession. They came back really into Star Trek.
As detailed by Joe in every song on Sandinista!.
Ring ring, seven am

You see? A drug ring. The seven is a clear reference to the Marshall Court which had seven justices on it. They ruled in 1833 that the Bill of Rights does not apply to the actions of state governments.
Hitsville UK was all about Heroin. Taking another hit.
Which pathetic criminal first fudged the lyric sheets from what is clearly sung on the record:

Drugs drugs drugs drugs drugs drugs drugs drugs
Drugs drugs drugs drugs drugs
Kool Moe Dee was in the Treacherous Three

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Re: Bored With The USA lyrics correction

Post by Marky Dread » 05 Mar 2019, 3:07pm

Silent Majority wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 2:29pm
Marky Dread wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 2:27pm
Silent Majority wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 2:19pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 2:01pm
Silent Majority wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 1:38pm


The Vietcong purposely got the GIs hooked on obsession. They came back really into Star Trek.
As detailed by Joe in every song on Sandinista!.
Ring ring, seven am

You see? A drug ring. The seven is a clear reference to the Marshall Court which had seven justices on it. They ruled in 1833 that the Bill of Rights does not apply to the actions of state governments.
Hitsville UK was all about Heroin. Taking another hit.
Which pathetic criminal first fudged the lyric sheets from what is clearly sung on the record:

Drugs drugs drugs drugs drugs drugs drugs drugs
Drugs drugs drugs drugs drugs
The original lyrics before a record company insurgent changed them.

They cried the tears, they shed the fears,
Up and down the land,
They stole some pills or used dodgy deals
on anything contraband
Without even the slightest hope of getting all that high
Just as if, as if there was, a Hitsville in U.K.,
I know the boy was all alone, til the Hitsville hit U.K.
They say some new gear will always emerge in time,
When lightening hits your pocket
Its a fast track to see Lemmy
No expense accounts, or lunch discounts
Just hanging around the local shark
The band went in, 'n knocked 'em dead, and scored another line
More slimy deals, with smarmy eels - in Hitsville U.K.
Lets shake 'n say, we'll operate - in Hitsville U.K.
The mutants, creeps and musclemen,
Are shaking like a leaf,
It blows a hole in the cash flow
When you've blown all your dough for the week,
You sit in doom, in your living room - in Hitsville U.K.
No consumer trials, or time to score, in Hitsville U.K.,
Now the boys and girls are all alone,
Now the Hitsville's hit U.K.
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Re: Bored With The USA lyrics correction

Post by Olaf » 05 Mar 2019, 3:08pm

When I said "father on his back" I actually meant monkey.

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Re: Bored With The USA lyrics correction

Post by Marky Dread » 05 Mar 2019, 3:11pm

Olaf wrote:
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When I said "father on his back" I actually meant monkey.
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Re: Bored With The USA lyrics correction

Post by Kory » 05 Mar 2019, 5:18pm

WestwayKid wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 1:13pm
The only "conspiracy" is whether Mick ripped off Steve Jones or the other way around ;) :mrgreen:
Is this referring to the Pretty Vacant-esque intro?
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

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Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
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Florida Timeshare (ditto)
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Re: Bored With The USA lyrics correction

Post by Marky Dread » 05 Mar 2019, 5:30pm

Kory wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 5:18pm
WestwayKid wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 1:13pm
The only "conspiracy" is whether Mick ripped off Steve Jones or the other way around ;) :mrgreen:
Is this referring to the Pretty Vacant-esque intro?
Yep. It's just speeded up kind of.
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Re: Bored With The USA lyrics correction

Post by Kory » 05 Mar 2019, 7:12pm

Marky Dread wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 5:30pm
Kory wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 5:18pm
WestwayKid wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 1:13pm
The only "conspiracy" is whether Mick ripped off Steve Jones or the other way around ;) :mrgreen:
Is this referring to the Pretty Vacant-esque intro?
Yep. It's just speeded up kind of.
And the octave and 5th are reversed as well, but still quite similar.
Inder:
Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
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Re: Bored With The USA lyrics correction

Post by Marky Dread » 05 Mar 2019, 7:43pm

Kory wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 7:12pm
Marky Dread wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 5:30pm
Kory wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 5:18pm
WestwayKid wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 1:13pm
The only "conspiracy" is whether Mick ripped off Steve Jones or the other way around ;) :mrgreen:
Is this referring to the Pretty Vacant-esque intro?
Yep. It's just speeded up kind of.
And the octave and 5th are reversed as well, but still quite similar.
Yep I knew you would know the technical specifics. It is similar but I don't think it's a steal either.
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