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jan c

"there's a part of you..."
« on: April 23, 2006, 03:19:45 pm »
I just really heard this lyric for the first time today, of my fave song right now (Underneath It All by No Doubt), cause this girl I live with and I, it's sorta becoming our song:
You are good for me baby
Uv dat I am shore
Dere's a part of you
Iss a woman I adore
...
(you're really Lovely
Underneath It All)

Now it's complex, this part of the song; Gwen has someone else singing, the reggae groove comes to the fore, and takes over the melody.
I do not know who the singer is,
It may be male or female;
The lyric is clearly Gwen singing to a man...

madison

Re: "there's a part of you..."
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2006, 08:44:37 pm »
I know the song, but not that well. When I looked up the lyrics I couldn't find the exact phrasing you mention.

If the sites are correct the person singing the part I think you are referring to is "Lady Saw."

Please share more.

madison

Re: "there's a part of you..."
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2006, 09:30:00 pm »
Okay, I see more of where you are coming from now.

It is cool when you have those unspoken moments of truth. Music has that magic ability to transcend space and time and take us to a place we didn't even know existed.

No doubt, there is some good pop music in there. Though most (a lot) of new music is pop to some extent, and I do not think pop as genre can be either classified or written off.

For me music is so much about emotion and message, I can find genius in the most obscure and the most pop stuff. If it's good, it's good, irrespective of genre.

madison

Re: "there's a part of you..."
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2006, 03:04:46 pm »
You know this reminds me of a concept album that I thought would be fun.

A guy band doing covers of songs written by women about and to men.

Female artists often do covers of love songs written by men and do not change the pronouns being used. K D Lang doing Elvis Costello comes to mind. And this goes by without much notice.

So two questions:

What are some examples you can think of <not allowed> lyrics/themes in music?
What are some examples you can think of bands covering songs written by the opposite sex?

Off the top of my head I can only think of David Bowie in various songs, Lola by the kinks, B-52's in various, and K D Lang as I already mentioned.

A light-hearted topic for all!

taylor

Re: "there's a part of you..."
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2006, 01:08:41 am »
I think these lyrics are very fitting

L. Sayer/D. Courtney)

The Show Must Go On    Performed by The Three Dog Night

Baby, although I chose this lonely life
It seems it's stranglin' me now
All the wild men, big cigars, gigantic car
They're all laughin' at the lie

Oh, I've been used Ooo-oo-oo-oo
I've been a fool Oh, what a fool
I broke all the rules Oh, yeah
But I must let the show go on

Baby, there's an enormous crowd of people
They're all after my blood
I wish maybe they'd tear down the walls of this theatre
Let me out, let me out

Oh, I'm so blind Oh, I'm blind
I wasted time Wasted, wasted, wasted time
Walkin' on the wire, high wire
But I must let the show go on

[instrumental break]

Oh, I'm so blind Oh, I'm blind
I wasted time Wasted, wasted, all too much time
Walkin' on the wire, high wire
But I must let the show go on

Baby, I wish you'd help me escape
Help me get away
Leave me outside my address
Far away from this masquerade

'Cause I've been blind Oh, so blind
I wasted time Wasted, wasted, all too much time
Walkin' on the wire, high wire
But I must let the show go..
I must let the show go..
I must let the show go on


So what do ya think, a fit or what? LOL I love this song, and have sent it to my mom and others to read, because it is so fitting from my view point.
Cant wait to see what others come up with!

Peace,

Taylor

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Re: "there's a part of you..."
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2006, 11:23:27 am »
In the 60d and 70s I liked Buffy St. Marie.   She sang "Going Down Cripple Creek"  without changing the gender.  I remember Joan Biaz sing songs written for the male point of view without changing the gender.   Ex North Dakota Hippie
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