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ALBUM GET LUCKY ALL LYRICS
« on: August 11, 2009, 04:10:03 am »
Hi if you dont mind we can post all the lyrics here and talk about it

thanks!

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Re: ALBUM GET LUCKY ALL LYRICS
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009, 07:40:00 am »
Very good idea! I for my part am strongly interested in the lyrics from "Before Gas & TV" because I found this song after the first two listens very great and spectacular MK! (Well I my opinion). And in the now closed thread a forumer, don

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Re: ALBUM GET LUCKY ALL LYRICS
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009, 07:21:26 pm »
yeah gas and tv looks like its has great lyrics
My english is not so good to write it

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Re: ALBUM GET LUCKY ALL LYRICS
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2009, 10:37:57 am »
Yeah, I have an interview where he says they used to have a little holiday cottage somewhere in Northumberland that was a run down place. Maybe that's what it is.
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Re: ALBUM GET LUCKY ALL LYRICS
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2009, 05:03:23 pm »
Shangri-La, THANK YOU very much for posting the lyrics!  :-*

I loved to read them.

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Re: ALBUM GET LUCKY ALL LYRICS
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2009, 11:44:22 pm »
Yes, dusty, I read the story of the little cottage in Northumberland, I have looked everywhere for it, but can't find the clip anywhere now, perhaps you can jog my memory!   ;D   Anyway, I'm sure that's what the song is about.   :)
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Re: ALBUM GET LUCKY ALL LYRICS
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2009, 02:54:50 pm »
Thought I'd just copy and paste the lyrics from "So Far From The Clyde" over to this thread... Thanks to Wolfgang for some additions; there are still some words missing or wrong so maybe one of you native speakers could help us out.

So Far From The Clyde

They had a last supper
The day of the Beaching
She's a dead ship sailing
Skeleton Crew
The galley is empty
The stove pots are cooling
With what's left of the stew

The time is approaching
The captain moves over
The hangman steps in
To do what he's paid for
With the wind down the tide
She goes proud ahead steaming
And he drives her hard into the shore

So far from the Clyde
Together we ride
We did ride

As if to a wave
From her bows to her rudder
Bravely she rises to meet with the land
Under their feet they all feel her keel shatter
The shallow see washes their hands

Later the captain
Shakes hands with the hangman
And climbs slowly down
To the oily wet ground
Goes 'bout(?) to the car that has come here to take him
To the graveyard and back to the town

So far from the Clyde
Together we ride
We did ride

They pull out her cables
And hack off her hatches
Too poor to be wasteful with pity or time
They swarm on her carcass with torches and axes
Like a whale on the bloody shoreline
Stripped of her pillars
Her stays and her stantions
When there's only her bones on the wet poison land
Steel ropes will drag her with winches and engines
'Til it's only a stain on the sand

So far from the Clyde
Together we ride
We did ride


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I really think these lyrics are fantastic, maybe some of MK's best. Awesome. Never thought I could feel sorry for an old ship... He almost makes it appear - human. Somehow the whole act of dismantling and "dying" of the vessel - at least in my view - is a metaphor for the end of life. Am I exaggerating or does someone agree with me?
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Re: ALBUM GET LUCKY ALL LYRICS
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2009, 02:57:34 pm »
Piper To The End

When I leave this world behind me
To another I will go
And if there are no pipes in heaven
I

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Re: ALBUM GET LUCKY ALL LYRICS
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2009, 02:59:12 pm »
Remembrance Day

On your maypole green
See the winding morrismen
Angry Alfie, Bill and Ken
Waving hankies, sticks and ?
All the earthen roofs

Standing at the crease
The batsman takes a look around
The boys are fielding on homeground
The steeple sharp against the blue
When I think of you

Sam and Andy
Jack and John
Charlie, Martin
Jamie, Ron
Harry, Stephen
Will and Don
Matthew, Michael
On and on

We will remember them, etc....

Time has slipped away
The Summer sky to Autumn yields
A haze of smoke across the fields
Let's sup and fight another round
And walk the stubbled ground

When November brings
The poppies on Remembrance Day
When the vicar comes to say
May God bless them every  one
Lest we forget our sons

We will remember them, etc...

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Re: ALBUM GET LUCKY ALL LYRICS
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2009, 03:00:06 pm »
Hard Shoulder

I've got latches for windows
handles for doors
grinders and scrapers
and sanders for floors

rake for the gravel
chains for the snow
always got the shovel
you never know

I never thought you'd go

man's broken down
man's broken down
on the slip road
got a slip load
and it's a hard shoulder
to cry on

hacksaws and hammers
brushes and mop
and I've got the ladders
up on the top

if something needs doing
I always say
you want it done
the proper way

I need you to stay

man's broken down
man's broken down
on the slip road
got a slip load
and it's a hard shoulder
to cry on

give me a minute
we'll be going again
sound as a bell
right as rain
right as rain

and it's a hard shoulder
to cry on
to cry on

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Re: ALBUM GET LUCKY ALL LYRICS
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2009, 03:02:18 pm »
The Car Was The One 4:02

In the summer of
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Re: ALBUM GET LUCKY ALL LYRICS
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2009, 03:12:14 pm »
Goldenheart - In the last verse of "So Far From the Clyde", it's "carcass" not caulkers.   ;)

In "The Car Was the One"  - "I'm up in a corner nursing a beer"
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Re: ALBUM GET LUCKY ALL LYRICS
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2009, 03:19:10 pm »
Goldenheart - In the last verse of "So Far From the Clyde", it's "carcass" not caulkers.   ;)

In "The Car Was the One"  - "I'm up in a corner nursing a beer"

Thanks Superval, carcass makes more sense, especially with the dead whale comparison. And it's even more scary  :'(

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Re: ALBUM GET LUCKY ALL LYRICS
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2009, 03:24:10 pm »
I find "So Far From the Clyde" a really sad song.   It feels like the captain had a very close relationship with the ship and it is almost as though he is taking a much-loved dog to the vet to be put down.  I know how that feels.  :'(

I think another missing word from this song is "goes back to the car..."

"Steel ropes will drag her..."

"Stripped of her pillars, her stays and her stantions"
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Re: ALBUM GET LUCKY ALL LYRICS
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2009, 10:50:58 pm »
I would like to read Monteleone lyrics, looks like a very nice biography  :)
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