Post by fatfingerjohn on Feb 11, 2020 12:28:03 GMT
I see what you man and hadn't read it this way.
I find that lyrics which have the potential of different interpretations the most interesting and, particularly when you sing them, you can find they morph into something you didn't expect after a while depending on the way you express them, the tone you use and everything about them.
I could quote for just about every song that (my hero) Guy Clark wrote but I love this one (impossible to remember well enough to perform), and every line is too good to omit :
One man's hawk is another man's dove, one man's hug is another man's shove One man's rock is another man's sand, one man's fist is another man's hand One man's tool is another man's toy, one man grief is another man's joy One man's squawk is another man's sing, one man's crutch is another man's wing One man's pride is another man's humble, one man's step is another man's stumble One man's pleasure is another man's pain, one man's loss is another man's gain One man's can is another man's grail, one man's curse is another man's sail One man's right is another man's wrong, one man's curse is another man's song For every father's daughter For every mother's son The only thing the same Is that is ain't for everyone Hank Williams said it best He said it a long time ago "Unless you have made no mistakes in your life Be careful of stones that you throw"
One man's deuce is another man's ace, one man's back is another man's face One man's reason is another man's rhyme, one man's dollar is another man's dime One man's tree is another man's post, one man's angel is another man's ghost One man's rain is another man's drought, one man's hope is another man's doubt One man's false is another man's fair, one man's toup is another man's hair One man's hand is another man's stub, one man's feast is another man's grub One man's dread is another man's dream, one man's sigh is another man's scream One man's water is another man's wine, one man's daughter leaves another man cryin' For every father's daughter For every mother's son The only think the same Is that is ain't for everyone Hank Williams said it best He said it a long time ago "Unless you have made no mistakes in your life Be careful of stones that you throw" One man's famine is another man's feast, one man's pet is another man's beast One man's bat is another man's ball, one man's art is another man's scrawl One man's friend is another man's foe, one man's Joesph is another man's Joe One man's hammer is another man's nail, one man's freedom is another man's jail One man's road is another man's rut, one man's if is another man's but One man's treasure is another man's trash, one man's landin' is another man's crash One man's word is another man's lie, one man's dirt is another man's sky One man's skin is another man's color, one man's killer is another man's brother For every father's daughter For every mother's son The only think the same Is that is ain't for everyone Hank Williams said it best He said it a long time ago "Unless you have made no mistakes in your life Be careful of stones that you throw"
NewDave: I think he's a Hogarth for our times. But yeah, they're a bit grim. He's developing a symbolic language all his own. Steve McFadden's (Phil Mitchell from Eastenders) looks of disgust and resignation are a joy and manatees are meant to by symbols of hope
Jul 1, 2020 9:35:06 GMT
NewDave: Searching for the hidden Cilla Black can bring hours of entertainment. Or maybe that's just me.
Jul 1, 2020 9:35:41 GMT
walkingdecay: Maybe there's a hidden Cilla Black in everyone.
Jul 1, 2020 20:27:20 GMT
NewDave: Unleash your inner Cilla? The Personal Growth Weekend that's a lorra lorra laughs.
Jul 2, 2020 10:28:07 GMT
walkingdecay: Sadly the long awaited release of Homegrown hasn't granted us a vital missing piece of the Neil Young puzzle after all. I suspect Neil gets all his puzzle pieces from different boxes anyway.
Jul 2, 2020 20:33:04 GMT
walkingdecay: I still have a 'Release Potatoland' badge. Worth at least a million quid, I reckon.
Jul 2, 2020 20:36:51 GMT
NewDave: Johnson's greatest is achievement is making that blithe, insouciant lightweight Cameron seem statesmanlike. That LBC interview. Holy Cow!
Jul 3, 2020 9:05:04 GMT
walkingdecay: One of the weird things about that stupid virus is that symptoms reappear weeks later. Last week I felt like housebricks had replaced key joints of my body; now I find I can't taste anything again.
Jul 4, 2020 7:32:19 GMT
ocarolan: Housebricks for knees? There is mortar this virus than first appears! But sorry to hear that Pete - hope you will recover soon - all the best to you and Mrs Decay - stay safe.
Jul 4, 2020 9:46:16 GMT
walkingdecay: "mortar..." I like it!
Jul 4, 2020 13:15:08 GMT
walkingdecay: Regarding covid, the echoing symptoms get us down, but under it all we're happy just to have survived it. The media and government made it sound as if anyone in our age group who got it was all but doomed during those early days.
Jul 4, 2020 20:21:53 GMT
walkingdecay: I'll echo your "Stay safe" to you and everyone else Keith, as the disease can really knock you about and it's far from beaten yet, but in the event that anyone does get it, they should bear in mind that it's unlikely to kill them.
Jul 4, 2020 20:31:29 GMT
walkingdecay: Being as downright frightened as I was only made those days worse, as did my wife's guilt over her unproven supposition that she brought the virus home.
Jul 4, 2020 20:40:32 GMT
walkingdecay: Didn't mean to say all that. Mind diarrhoea.
Jul 6, 2020 10:09:13 GMT