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Offlineshangri la 1

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(13) Heavy Up
« on: September 22, 2018, 05:09:03 am »
Heavy Up  Mark Knopfler (6:00)
Richard Bennett, Guitar
Ian Thomas, Drums
Lance Ellington, Background Vocalist
Beverley Skeete, Background Vocalist
Nigel Hitchcock, Tenor Saxophone
Glenn Worf, Bass Guitar
Mark Knopfler, Guitar, Vocals
Jim Cox, Piano, Synthesizer
Katie Kissoon, Background Vocalist
Tom Walsh, Trumpet
Trevor Mires, Trombone
Danny Cummings, Percussion
Guy Fletcher, Organ, Recording Engineer


LYRICS

Your slack-jawed dimness is our loss
Condemns us to your point of view
Who could give a flying toss
What you like to chill out to?
And why should I lighten up for you
If you can’t heavy up for me?
Why should I? Why should I?

You grunt and root your patch of earth
Adrift from shame and deaf to sound
How much is your praise really worth?
About the same as your thumbs down
And why should I lighten up for you
If you can’t heavy up for me?
Why should I? Why should I?

So heavy up, heavy up for me
Heavy up, heavy up for me
You can give it up
Give it up with me
Or heavy up, heavy up for me

What would it take
To get you to shut it?
I’d so love it

And why should I lighten up for you
If you can’t heavy up for me?
Why should I? Why should I?

So heavy up, heavy up for me
Heavy up, heavy up for me
You can give it up
Give it up with me
Or heavy up, heavy up for me

You won’t of course, you will be heard
Ah, but at least a man can dream
I’m afraid, alas, the turd
Who thinks he’s an ice cream
And why should I lighten up for you
If you can’t heavy up for me?
Why should I? Why should I?

So heavy up, heavy up for me
Heavy up, heavy up for me
You can give it up
Give it up with me
Or heavy up, heavy up for me

Yeah, heavy up, heavy up for me
Heavy up, heavy up for me
You can give it up
Give it up with me
Or heavy up, heavy up for me

© © 2018 Will D. Side Limited
℗ 2018 Will D. Side Limited

« Last Edit: November 21, 2018, 02:23:28 am by shangri la 1 »

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Re: (13) Heavy Up
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2018, 01:10:39 pm »
inspired by a fellow songwriter who told Mark that his response to being told to “lighten up” was “I’ll lighten up for you if you’ll heavy up for me.”
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Re: (13) Heavy Up
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2018, 01:14:42 pm »
Don't find a translation that helps me to understand the meaning of "heavy up for someone".

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Re: (13) Heavy Up
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2018, 01:20:34 pm »
Don't find a translation that helps me to understand the meaning of "heavy up for someone".

LE

Maybe "lighten up for you" could mean take it easy and "heavy up for me" like "hurry up and get the job done" or something similar?

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Re: (13) Heavy Up
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2018, 01:33:37 pm »
Pretty sure that it is about Bob by the way...
 
EDIT after reading the lyrics: Totally wrong  :lol

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« Last Edit: October 05, 2018, 08:33:20 am by Love Expresso »
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Re: (13) Heavy Up
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2018, 08:51:13 pm »
i don't know, i could be totally wrong but it sounds to me like "i'm up for you out there but only after you do your best for me", something like that i guess.

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Re: (13) Heavy Up ##* Spoiler Lyrics *##
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2018, 09:29:37 pm »
Very cool song  :)
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Re: (13) Heavy Up ##* Spoiler Lyrics *##
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2018, 09:52:07 pm »
So-so.  Very average song IMHO.
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Re: (13) Heavy Up ##* Spoiler Lyrics *##
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2018, 10:12:51 pm »
Any DM for these tracks much appreciated!

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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2018, 11:28:32 pm »
JF talked about the Vanessa Paradis' song Joe Le Taxi, yes it immediatly made me think about it !!!
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Re: (13) Heavy Up ##* Spoiler Lyrics *##
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2018, 11:51:13 pm »
JF talked about the Vanessa Paradis' song Joe Le Taxi, yes it immediatly made me think about it !!!

 :lol :lol ;D ;D n'est-ce pas ?

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Re: (13) Heavy Up ##* Spoiler Lyrics *##
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2018, 09:42:10 am »
Must say I love this one really! Once you get used to it being so uplifting and fun, you can't denie how inbelievably well done this one is: Trumpet solo, trombone solo, guitar solo, percussion break .. These nasty lyrics ... love it. Indeed a track for dancing!

Oh boy when that trumpet sets in at 1:59... sooo well played and such a nice melody! Really good  .

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« Last Edit: November 15, 2018, 09:52:11 am by Love Expresso »
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Re: (13) Heavy Up ##* Spoiler Lyrics *##
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2018, 09:55:12 am »
Quite a strange and nice song at the same time... Like it!
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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2018, 02:20:26 pm »
Boy, this one could really replace live the boring Paraguay song to introduce the band ... sounds like good fun...

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« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2018, 07:33:36 pm »
Feel a bit a Bob Marley vibe in this song.  :think

 

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