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Incorrect Information in Songs

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Paul in Colorado, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. gtrplr

    gtrplr Tele-Meister

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    Nashville, if you dial that number you get a plumbing company. They may have a Jenny working there, but I doubt it.
     
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  2. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    May 9, 2005
    CHICAGO, IL.
    As a Chicagoan, I know this stuff (about Chicago, not Paper Lace), but I am impressed by the detail here!
     

  3. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    May 9, 2005
    CHICAGO, IL.
    I never knew either, which just proves that if the melody and performance is great, especially the vocals, people don't really care.

    Yes, that one is a classic.

    Always thought it was vaguely about someone being really drunk.
     
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  4. 61fury

    61fury Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 28, 2009
    knoxville, TN
    Midnight at the Oasis; cactus is not native to the Middle Eastern desert
     
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  5. Davecam48

    Davecam48 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I heard a playback of CCR recorded live in concert many years ago where Fogerty sang " There's a bathroom on the right" but I don't think they ever recorded it as such did they?

    DC
     

  6. jimmytheshoe

    jimmytheshoe TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    I've dialed and dialed
    Jenny is NOT at 867-5309
    :cry:− Quote

    Unless you have tried all 999 area codes I find it impossible to believe that there is not at least one Jenny at that number ;)
     

  7. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Tele-Holic

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    Joni Mitchell "This Flight Tonight":

    ...up go the flaps, down go the wheels...

    Flaps go down when the wheels go down!
     
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  8. radiocaster

    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2015
    europe
    Not only on the plains:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asiatic_lion

    neither do I hear that line in the original song, which is actually about hunting lions:
     

  9. Bruxist

    Bruxist Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 12, 2010
    Kentucky, USA
    I always sing it as "fajitas" -- everyone knows that smell!
     
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  10. RomanS

    RomanS Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 21, 2006
    Vienna, Austria
    Nobody loaded 16 tons on the protagonist's back - HE loaded 16 tons of coal (per day, presumably) - and that's quite doable. When I was still a university student, I used to work every summer at a factory where I had to manually load 20-25 tons of raw bricks onto carts going into a kiln every day... Kept me from going deeper in debt, though!
     

  11. 1300 E Valencia

    1300 E Valencia Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 13, 2010
    Fullerton CA
    Don't take poetry literally by trying to fact-check it, it'll only confuse you. It's song lyrics, not the encyclopedia. Folks call it "poetic license". You could look it up. In the encyclopedia. If they still had encyclopedias.
    That old dude didn't really get a mating pair of each animal onto that big boat, either.
     
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  12. Skully

    Skully Doctor of Teleocity

    Jun 12, 2003
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    The song came on SiriusXM yesterday and that logical slip jumped out at me.
     

  13. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Holic

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    Well, there was, but there’s been a lot of renovations since 1969...
     
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  14. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Holic

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    When I was a little kid I was pretty sure they did!
     

  15. teleamp

    teleamp Poster Extraordinaire

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  16. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Holic

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    Well, it is more of a Wikipedia entry than it is a set of lyrics. If you find yourself covering it, just squeeze in the words “citation needed” after any line that might be incorrect!
     
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  17. brenn

    brenn Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 8, 2013
    Kentucky
    As an Appalachian, I'm not that surprised. I have never met a man named "Sue" here, but men named Pearl and Shelley are not that unusual. I have seen a few of both.
     
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  18. 41144

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    Moody Blues .... "Thinking is the best way to travel" ...... Oh No it isn't! :rolleyes:
     

  19. musicalmartin

    musicalmartin Poster Extraordinaire

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    Bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover.No Bluebirds in the UK .
     
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  20. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    If Johnny Cash shot a man in Reno just to watch him die, why is he incarcerated in Folsom Prison? They don't have any jails in Nevada?
     

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