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 Post subject: Brilliant Lines from Brilliant Songs.....
PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:31 am 
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Hello Fellow Ferryfans..

I was singing Pyjamarama to myself all day the other day
I Could Not Get it Out of My Head :lol:

And I started thinking about all my Favourite lines from Roxy/Ferrysongs..

From Pyjamarama
My Favourite line is..
"Never Mind Take the World by Storm..
Just Boogaloo
A Rhapsody Divine.."

Which I interpret as:
Don't worry about becoming Famous..
Just Do What You Love..

Post Script....
There is a Comma in between
Never Mind, Take the World By Storm
Which Changes the meaning
Almost Entirely
To:
Become Famous by Doing What You Love!
Even More Fascinating that the line
Can be interpreted both ways......

And From Both Ends Burning
"You're a Flame That Never Fades..
Jungle Reds' a Deadly Shade.."
(It's a Lipstick Colour.. :D )

Casanova:
"Casanova,
Is That Your Name
Or Do You Live There?"

One of the Very best:

If There Are Many
Meanings the Same..
Then Being Specific
Is Just a Game....

I Could Go On and On..
Don't Get Me Started on Mother of Pearl :lol:

What are your Favourite Lines from Favourite Roxy/Ferrysongs?

Ahahaha
You Know That Time
Spent Well
Is So Rare... :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Brilliant Lines from Brilliant Songs.....
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:36 pm 
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Once again Teresa, this should have been under ROXY, but;

"G-Plan gymnastics by an ever-glow fire, can never seem the same"

&

"Badgers couldn't take the place at half the price, of just another night with the boys!"

Genius.


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 Post subject: Re: Brilliant Lines from Brilliant Songs.....
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:44 pm 
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"Put you foot down 'round the bend"

"......and mashed potato schmaltz......"


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 Post subject: Re: Brilliant Lines from Brilliant Songs.....
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:46 pm 
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Other than Pyjamararama, he's done these songs in his solo shows, so the thread could fit either Roxy or Ferry. And I think the line is "but badgers couldn't compensate at twice the price for just another night with boys"


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 Post subject: Re: Brilliant Lines from Brilliant Songs.....
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:29 am 
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The authority in Bryan's delivery of the line "and listen to me, I'm not finished yet" in A Really Good Time.

It's like you have just got up to go to the fridge for a drink and he is telling you to sit down and listen to the rest of the song first :-)

J.O'B.


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 Post subject: Re: Brilliant Lines from Brilliant Songs.....
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:41 am 
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Bill wrote:
Other than Pyjamararama, he's done these songs in his solo shows, so the thread could fit either Roxy or Ferry. And I think the line is "but badgers couldn't compensate at twice the price for just another night with boys"

How embarrassing, my only excuse being that I was very tipsy, sorry!


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 Post subject: Re: Brilliant Lines from Brilliant Songs.....
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:09 pm 
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Wow....so many to choose...an impossible task.

The wordplay and mood that Bryan built up on classics like ITIS, MOP, Casanova and Dream Home make selecting just a line or two lines from them as virtually heretical.

Here goes:

I blew up your body,

but you blew my mind.

That pause before the final line, then the manic outro of psychotic madness. Just mind-blowing.

I've always loved Bryan's puns and wordplaying, image connections, alliteration. Sunset is one of my favourites, connecting writing/paper in a letter of farewell to the day:

Cover cutting room floors...
Red letter light fades is filed away...
Postscript you trace...

It conjures a hazy shimmering glow.

And a killer line that gets overlooked by us Roxy veterans:

You're dressed to kill,
And guess who's dying?

So clever, and so true when you're heart is breaking.

And of course:

And the bridge,
It sighs.

Now that is genius!

And from Three and Nine:

Three and Nine to 45,
Decimal romance,
If you've warmed to centigrade
you stand a sporting chance
(a humorous bit of British parochialism about decimalisation in the UK in the early 70s)

As regards delivery, J O'B makes a nice point about his vocal delivery on A Really Good Time. I would put the whole of The Bogus Man in there for it's menace, throaty, glottal. And to go completely off-kilter; I have always got the same menacing feeling when I hear from You Can Dance:

Do you come hear often.....
Do you want to play?

Which reminds me John - there's a chunk missing in the Viva lyrics page to the latter song. :geek:


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 Post subject: Re: Brilliant Lines from Brilliant Songs.....
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:41 pm 
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I've always loved the opening from All I Want is You:

"Somebody told me just the other day/ That you're leaving me, we're through"

Wouldn't you rather hear it first hand? And why wait a few days to find out for sure? I find it very funny and sad at the same time but chuckle every time.

From Rock of Ages on In Your mind:

"Once again, you're the song/ I'm the one who turns the pages"

I find that line so incredibly romantic, though I suppose it could be seen as manipulative by the voice of the singer.

From "Grey Lagoons": "Morning sickness on Friday Nights" Clever wordplay about a topic most would ignore.

And Mother of Pearl-as Teresa said, "don't get me started".

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 Post subject: Re: Brilliant Lines from Brilliant Songs.....
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In reviewing Sunset I've just realised that the next track Serenade begins with the words "Darkness falls..."

So we go from a heartfelt farewell to the Sun to Bryan now limbering up for some nighttime"gymnastics."

Also, to lighten the mood, this thread reminds me of a post on a defunct Roxy website about misheard lyrics, one lovely lass said when she first heard Virginia Plain she thought the line "To Robert E Lee I'll show it" was "To rub on my knees..."

Ha !!


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 Post subject: Re: Brilliant Lines from Brilliant Songs.....
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Oh....where to start! Many to choose from but when I "sing-a-long-a-Bryan" to Beauty Queen I have to make sure I get this right with the correct pronunciation:-
All of my hope and my "in-speeer-ation"
I drew from you our life's patterns drawn in sand
But the winds could not erase the memory of your face

8-)


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