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Offlinejbaent

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(21) Chess
« on: January 30, 2024, 12:02:21 PM »
Chess

The boys play cards and they don't care
A breeze blows in from the sea
It's warm outside but I'm aware
It's neither here nor there to me
I can hear the cooks in the kitchen
The sprinklers on the lawns
My knights out there have both been pitching
I have sacrificed a pawn
It's Chess

A little mouse could trip that wire
You won't be going anywhere
Your noble house will be on fire
And you trapped in that golden chair
Surrounded by your works of art
The flames will do their worst
You may be rich, you may be smart
But the truth will finish first
It's Chess
« Last Edit: April 15, 2024, 08:58:49 AM by jbaent »
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Re: (21) Chess
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2024, 12:48:03 PM »
Maybe it's about his dad? :hmm
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Re: (21) Chess
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2024, 12:50:19 PM »
Maybe it's about his dad? :hmm

I guess you don't need to be Einstein to realise this connection. David Knopfler had a song "When Grandpapa Sailed" and it's about his grandpapa sailing. Mark is more clever.

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(21) Chess (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2024, 09:51:48 PM »
The boys play cards and they don't care
A breeze blows in from the sea
It's warm outside but I'm aware
It's neither here nor there to me
I can hear the cooks in the kitchen
The sprinklers on the lawns
My knights out there have both been pitching
I have sacrificed a pawn
It's Chess

A little mouse could trip that wire
You won't be going anywhere
Your noble house will be on fire
And you trapped in that golden chair
Surrounded by your works of art
The flames will do their worst
You may be rich, you may be smart
But the truth will finish first
It's Chess
« Last Edit: April 12, 2024, 09:54:34 PM by Knopflerfan »
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Re: (21) Chess (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2024, 08:49:17 PM »
A highly recommended tune, up there with dolly shop as the best two vinyl bonus tracks!
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Re: (21) Chess (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2024, 10:39:38 AM »
From the first time I listened to this song I was thinking it reminded of something but couldn't figure out what...

Now I know! It's similar to "on the beach" by Chris Rea, musically talking, and the McGokdrick flute is awesome!
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Re: (21) Chess (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2024, 10:59:40 AM »
From the first time I listened to this song I was thinking it reminded of something but couldn't figure out what...

Now I know! It's similar to "on the beach" by Chris Rea, musically talking, and the McGokdrick flute is awesome!

Good call!
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Re: (21) Chess (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2024, 12:22:50 PM »
Love this song - it's so quirky!  Check it out with your mates on AMIT! 😁
« Last Edit: April 14, 2024, 12:34:41 PM by dmg »
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Re: (21) Chess (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2024, 02:09:07 PM »
Love this song - it's so quirky!  Check it out with your mates on AMIT! 😁

Absolutely amazing tune that really works.
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Re: (21) Chess (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2024, 03:23:55 PM »
Love this song - it's so quirky!  Check it out with your mates on AMIT! 😁

 ;D Nice  :clap

As for the song ... Ugh  :thumbsdown

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Re: (21) Chess (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2024, 03:26:32 PM »
It has the same cricket noises as Coyote I think.

A cool little tune it is. As a bonus song, at least. Different in many ways.

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Re: (21) Chess (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2024, 04:55:34 PM »
Sorry, but I think it's a really boring tune. 
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Re: (21) Chess (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2024, 05:03:32 PM »
Sorry, but I think it's a really boring tune.
We forgive you. And the track is catchy.
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Re: (21) Chess (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2024, 05:04:24 PM »
Sorry, but I think it's a really boring tune.

It's the sort of tune you have to check out over a glass of wine at knight.
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Re: (21) Chess (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2024, 05:05:19 PM »
Sorry, but I think it's a really boring tune.

It's the sort of tune you have to check out over a glass of wine at knight.

 ;D  Ha ha!
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