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Author Topic: (4) Scavengers yard  (Read 6302 times)

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Re: (4) Scavengers yard
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2024, 10:16:33 PM »
My favourite track after one listen.
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Re: (4) Scavengers yard
« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2024, 10:32:40 PM »
Could be some some greedy "businessman"/crook who's trying to cheat some other very rich and greedy guy by promising him a special deal. A Trump sort of guy, perhaps?

That's the general idea I made up but wasn't entirely sure as I don't get most of the references...

The phrase "sage advice" made me think it might be about Covid.
"I'm playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order."

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Re: (4) Scavengers yard
« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2024, 10:46:17 PM »
My favourite track after one listen.
Its a cool song, stand alone I like it very much, but imo it doesnt fit too well with the rest of the vibe of the album.

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Re: (4) Scavengers yard
« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2024, 11:56:06 PM »
Could be some some greedy "businessman"/crook who's trying to cheat some other very rich and greedy guy by promising him a special deal. A Trump sort of guy, perhaps?

That's the general idea I made up but wasn't entirely sure as I don't get most of the references...

The phrase "sage advice" made me think it might be about Covid.

Seemed like a small time crook to me.
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Re: (4) Scavengers yard
« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2024, 12:23:54 AM »

Seemed like a small time crook to me.

Definitely a crook! But he's gone up in the world, dealing with squillionaires. 🤑🤑
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Re: (4) Scavengers yard
« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2024, 12:29:07 AM »

Seemed like a small time crook to me.

Definitely a crook! But he's gone up in the world, dealing with squillionaires. 🤑🤑

Yeah, but he’s small time, and hoping that hooking the big fish will get him into the big time?
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Re: (4) Scavengers yard
« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2024, 12:35:37 AM »

Seemed like a small time crook to me.

Definitely a crook! But he's gone up in the world, dealing with squillionaires. 🤑🤑

Yeah, but he’s small time, and hoping that hooking the big fish will get him into the big time?

Could well be. It's the "drawing room" that made me think of some grandiose setting, a villa perhaps? Or maybe he's working for some mafio boss type of guy, who owns the place?
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Re: (4) Scavengers yard
« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2024, 08:16:41 AM »
A drawing room is just another word for living room, isn't it? But I don't get the setting really. 'Drawing room boy with the pinky ring'? Who's that guy?

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Re: (4) Scavengers yard
« Reply #38 on: April 15, 2024, 01:04:55 PM »

Seemed like a small time crook to me.

Definitely a crook! But he's gone up in the world, dealing with squillionaires. 🤑🤑

Never thought I'd hear that word in one of his songs.  Loving this one though.
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Re: (4) Scavengers yard
« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2024, 01:09:13 PM »

Seemed like a small time crook to me.

Definitely a crook! But he's gone up in the world, dealing with squillionaires. 🤑🤑

Yeah, but he’s small time, and hoping that hooking the big fish will get him into the big time?

Could well be. It's the "drawing room" that made me think of some grandiose setting, a villa perhaps? Or maybe he's working for some mafio boss type of guy, who owns the place?

Isn't a drawing room used for entertain as opposed to a living room for lounging.  Modern houses they can be the same room though.  That has always been my impression.  Any estate agents?  :lol
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Re: (4) Scavengers yard
« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2024, 06:00:44 PM »

Isn't a drawing room used for entertain as opposed to a living room for lounging.  Modern houses they can be the same room though.  That has always been my impression.  Any estate agents?  :lol

That was my thought originally, some posh touch here?
But then again, the whole setting seems somehow American, too, isn't it? It's always confusing with MK because he's at home in both varieties. Any U.S. speakers here? Or even U.S. estate agents?  ;D
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Re: (4) Scavengers yard
« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2024, 06:26:47 PM »

Seemed like a small time crook to me.

Definitely a crook! But he's gone up in the world, dealing with squillionaires. 🤑🤑

Yeah, but he’s small time, and hoping that hooking the big fish will get him into the big time?

Could well be. It's the "drawing room" that made me think of some grandiose setting, a villa perhaps? Or maybe he's working for some mafio boss type of guy, who owns the place?

Isn't a drawing room used for entertain as opposed to a living room for lounging.  Modern houses they can be the same room though.  That has always been my impression.  Any estate agents?  :lol

I'm not an estate agent, but I have always thought that "drawing room" is the shortened name for "withdrawing room" in the 18th or 19th century when after dinner the gentlemen stayed in the dining room for brandy and the ladies withdrew to the withdrawing room to talk amongst themselves without the gentlemen. 
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Re: (4) Scavengers yard
« Reply #42 on: April 15, 2024, 06:32:42 PM »

Seemed like a small time crook to me.

Definitely a crook! But he's gone up in the world, dealing with squillionaires. 🤑🤑

Yeah, but he’s small time, and hoping that hooking the big fish will get him into the big time?

Could well be. It's the "drawing room" that made me think of some grandiose setting, a villa perhaps? Or maybe he's working for some mafio boss type of guy, who owns the place?

Isn't a drawing room used for entertain as opposed to a living room for lounging.  Modern houses they can be the same room though.  That has always been my impression.  Any estate agents?  :lol

I'm not an estate agent, but I have always thought that "drawing room" is the shortened name for "withdrawing room" in the 18th or 19th century when after dinner the gentlemen stayed in the dining room for brandy and the ladies withdrew to the withdrawing room to talk amongst themselves without the gentlemen.

That ain't no lady laughing!   :lol
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Re: (4) Scavengers yard
« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2024, 04:10:23 PM »
My favourite track after one listen.
Could not agree more. Reminds me of Millionaire Blues. 
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Re: (4) Scavengers yard
« Reply #44 on: April 19, 2024, 04:21:40 PM »
My favourite track after one listen.
Could not agree more. Reminds me of Millionaire Blues.

Maybe similar guitar sounds, but the songs are completely different. MB is just an ordinary blues-rock tune with mediocre lyrics. Scavengers Yard is in totally different league.

 

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