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Offlinegoon525

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Re: (16) What I’m gonna need
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2024, 05:49:08 PM »
‘Mother’ on the golf course is simply short for ‘Motherfucker’.

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Re: (16) What I’m gonna need
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2024, 09:25:27 PM »
Haha I love this one. Reminds me of Randy Newman.

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Re: (16) What I’m gonna need
« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2024, 07:51:25 AM »
‘Mother’ on the golf course is simply short for ‘Motherfucker’.

I'm very proud to don't know a thing about this posh game.
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Re: (16) What I’m gonna need
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2024, 02:58:38 AM »
"About Trump voters"

Why do you think so?
I know the way I can see by the moonlight
Clear as the day
Now come on woman, come follow me home

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Re: (16) What I’m gonna need
« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2024, 09:54:19 AM »
‘Mother’ on the golf course is simply short for ‘Motherfucker’.

I'm very proud to don't know a thing about this posh game.

Here in Scotland at least it's not necessarily just a posh game.

My band played a gig at a golf club recently. It was in a very working class area and the members were all goo, down to earth ordinary people. It made me really happy that there was somewhere for these people to play the sport they love (I don't play golf myself). The local council also runs several courses where anyone can play and the costs are reasonable.
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Re: (16) What I’m gonna need
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2024, 09:48:49 AM »
The last one of from these sessions I've listened to – now I've finally caught up with everybody.  ;)

The song isn't exactly Telegraph Road, indeed, and quite obviously not something they would ever have considered putting on the album. But in a strange way, I'm enjoying it a lot. It's very unambitious, musically and lyrically, but I find it intriguing because Mark has this talent for painting "mixed characters" – people whom you dislike, but, at the same time, find yourself identifying with. I'm not from Memphis, I hate golf, I do know that Mallorca is a part of Spain (even though Mallorcans speak their own language and many of them would prefer to be independent or part of Catalonia) – but I do love a cold, crisp, dry white wine and I understand how this guy just tries to be friendly and can't help but talk down to the bartender. I've been in similar situations, and probably many of us have been (and I've worked as a bartender myself, so I know the other side, too). I really like the way how Mark doesn't judge his characters, but just portrays them with a few sketches. I only know a handful of Randy Newman's songs, and based on that, think that the comparison only goes so far, but I do think Mark generally does a great job with his "character" songs.

By the way, did you notice how Greg Leisz accentuates "Tennesseeae" with his pedal steel? Brilliant. Beautiful playing by him and Mark throughout the song.
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Re: (16) What I’m gonna need
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2024, 01:07:41 PM »
"About Trump voters"

Why do you think so?


Sounds convincing to me as well.
The guy (not Robson, but the guy in the song!) is a bit limited but thinks he's very smart because he knows what the grapes badge means and because he knows where Mallorca is.
He's clearly American, from Tennessee (southern states), plays golf, like Don T.
He doesn't seem to know a lot of Spanish-speaking people (who might be called Alejandro) in his own state, although there is quite a large group of Latinos there.
He treats Alejandro as a waiter, although he's maybe a tourist / guest like him, because in his world, Spanish people are Latinos, and Latinos are staff, not guests.
I'm not sure if this makes any sense, and I'm still looking for some hidden meanings.
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Re: (16) What I’m gonna need
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2024, 06:24:56 PM »
Such a humble song but how much hidden meaning and content here.
I know the way I can see by the moonlight
Clear as the day
Now come on woman, come follow me home

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Re: (16) What I’m gonna need
« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2024, 04:02:58 PM »
I wrote about it somewhere on the forum, but I stand by my opinion, it's a good song, I particularly like the arrangements, it's the music in the first place that really appealed to me, then the lyrics, I admit that everyone can interpret them in their own way, but I agree with Rail King and Stratmad, it takes us once again to South America, these southerners who think they're the kings of the universe.
If I realised that the chances were slim,
How come I'm so surprised when the tide rolled in

 

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