Bowie's best lyric

Bowie's best lyric

Joined: 23 Dec 2013, 16:58

26 Feb 2017, 19:40 #1

I love the poetry of Lady Grinning Soul and Sweet Thing.

But does it stand up to Alvin Sardust's finest:


Tom Cat! You know where it's at!
Come on ! Let's go to my flat
Lay down 'n groove on the mat


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Joined: 29 May 2009, 12:53

27 Feb 2017, 09:44 #2

happy hump day!
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Joined: 25 Jun 2008, 09:47

27 Feb 2017, 17:03 #3

Poor Alvin , Marc Bolan talks shit and its deemed poetic ?
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Joined: 23 Dec 2013, 16:58

27 Feb 2017, 23:53 #4

I've been watching Alvin on y/t.

The guys a legend.

David Essex had some great tunes.
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Joined: 29 May 2009, 12:53

28 Feb 2017, 00:24 #5

surely it's got be this:

Sula vie dilejo
Sula vie milejo
Cheli venco deho
Cheli venco deho
Malio
Helibo seyoman
Cheli venco raero
Malio
Malio
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Joined: 12 Jan 2016, 12:27

28 Feb 2017, 15:30 #6

I love the poetry of Lady Grinning Soul and Sweet Thing.

But does it stand up to Alvin Sardust's finest:


Tom Cat! You know where it's at!
Come on ! Let's go to my flat
Lay down 'n groove on the mat

Personally I love

"David what shall I do they wait for me in the hallway" "I say don't ask me I don't know any hallways"

It's that or

"Ha ha ha, hee hee hee"
Last edited by pproche on 28 Feb 2017, 16:49, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: 16 Apr 2016, 20:52

01 Mar 2017, 09:10 #7

I love the poetry of Lady Grinning Soul and Sweet Thing.

But does it stand up to Alvin Sardust's finest:


Tom Cat! You know where it's at!
Come on ! Let's go to my flat
Lay down 'n groove on the mat

I'll catch a butterfly and eat it and I will be sick.

Personal long-time fave.
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Joined: 11 Mar 2007, 15:38

01 Mar 2017, 09:29 #8

Sailors in snow
Send a callout raising hands
Some are bound to fail
Some are winter sun, ah

Sailors in snow
Send a callout rasing hands
Some are bound to fail
Some are winter sun, ah
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Joined: 11 Mar 2007, 15:38

01 Mar 2017, 11:04 #9

Just read Pegg's lines on Some Are and it states that the line is
Sleigh-bells in snow and was probably written for TMWFTE - the Mary Lou/Santa Claus scene at the end which makes sense. However, I googled the lyrics and then checked the lyrics on this site and they all say 'Sailors in snow'

Just listened to it carefully and it is Sleigh bells to my ears!

Curiouser and curiouser . . .

Sleigh bells rocks!
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Joined: 29 May 2009, 12:53

01 Mar 2017, 14:47 #10

well he was always into double meaning, but if you write poetry...well sometimes these come up...but it does sound like sleigh-bells to me. have to go off and listen again and i'm totally stoned on weed.
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Joined: 29 May 2009, 12:53

01 Mar 2017, 14:55 #11

ok, bit of an obscure point (totd ya i was stoned)...but joni mitchell relesed the river in 1972...and george michael wrote a song called last christmas (sorry couldn't help putting that one in there)
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Joined: 23 Dec 2013, 16:58

01 Mar 2017, 15:09 #12

Hello Stranger by Barbara Lewis is used to good effect in Moonlight.

Didn't a young Bowie cover it at gigs?
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Joined: 13 Jan 2009, 13:41

02 Mar 2017, 11:14 #13

"Those midwives to history put on their bloody robes" is worthy of the Bard.

I could easily imagine someone in the Henriad saying that.
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