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Old 08-19-2011, 11:54 PM   #181
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I can never understand why people play "You Give Love A Bad Name" at weddings, or similar such songs.
There's a great quote somewhere from Mr. Matt Berninger about Slow Show. He says something like, "people often tell me that they played Slow Show at their wedding, and I laugh, thinking, 'they must not know that it is about my dick'."
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:58 PM   #182
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That shit was not only played at my wedding, but it's inscribed in my wedding ring. Not the part about Matt's dick, assuming there's a way to avoid it.
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:59 PM   #183
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There's a great quote somewhere from Mr. Matt Berninger about Slow Show. He says something like, "people often tell me that they played Slow Show at their wedding, and I laugh, thinking, 'they must not know that it is about my dick'."
Don't break my heart like this. Can we go back to before you ever made this post?
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:06 AM   #184
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Sorry guys. It's all interpretive, anyways. What it means to you is all that really matters. I too find it a very moving song.
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:09 AM   #185
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I think he's kind of full of shit, just fucking around, because there obviously IS a line about his dick in it, but to honestly say that's what the whole song is about when it just seems so clearly not to be is kind of odd to me.

He wants to hurry home to his dick? He wants to put on a show for it?
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:12 AM   #186
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He wants to hurry home to his dick? He wants to put on a show for it?
GAF's is used to receiving that kind of attention from him.
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:13 AM   #187
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I think he's kind of full of shit, just fucking around, because there obviously IS a line about his dick in it, but to honestly say that's what the whole song is about when it just seems so clearly not to be is kind of odd to me.
Yeah, I think you're right. He probably was taking the piss. Now that I think of it, he said that at the first of their concerts that I saw, and he had had quite a few drinks by that point. I personally think that it's about looking for someone who allows one to transcend primal urges like sexuality. In that sense, it is very romantic.
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:32 AM   #188
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I think it's probably one of the most literal songs ever written, but that's just me. Dude got in a stupid fight with his girl, went to a party, immediately regretted the decision, and just wants to go home and make it better.


And just, since it got brought up, yeah, Travis' wedding ring says, "I Wanna Hurry Home to You." and mine says, "You Suddenly Complete Me." ("Hysteric" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:44 AM   #189
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I really enjoy being non-Green Day when they're supposed to be right around the corner SHOW YOURSELVES, WHERE ARE YOU, BAND.

Sorry, he sounds important, but I have no clue...
Seriously. I'd like to meet them, but for reasons I can't discuss, if Tre Cool and I were to meet, it'd likely spell the end of the universe. If anything, we should meet at CalTech in the physics lab so they can study the phenomena. You know, before the universe collapses.

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The end of Slow Show is pretty unmistakably romantic, sure.

"I dreamed about you for 29 years before I saw you...", etc.

The "I wanna hurry home to you, put on a slow, dumb show for you..." I've always interpreted as very clearly about sex. Berninger comes home to his girl, drunk, and, yeah...

It's possible he hurries home to do something akin to the Jason Segal move at the start of Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
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Yeah I mean I've only listened to Slow Show maybe eight or nine times, and I think it's pretty literal.

Hysteric is a great song
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I really enjoy being non-Green Day when they're supposed to be right around the corner SHOW YOURSELVES, WHERE ARE YOU, BAND.

Sorry, he sounds important, but I have no clue...

I have no idea how people could...wait...there's a list here

The 'Why the fuck are you playing this at your wedding you idiot' List:

1. U2—One
2. Green Day—Good Riddance...etc

(I think the answer to that would most commonly be "I didn't listen to the lyrics" )
3. ive read similarly rem's "the one I love"
4. and I was watching the episode of that thing elvis costello did on whichever channel that was where he talked and played a few tunes with various people, per sting in the police episode we can include "every breath you take" for some ridiculous reason. yes, stalking is so romantic.
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3. ive read similarly rem's "the one I love"
4. and I was watching the episode of that thing elvis costello did on whichever channel that was where he talked and played a few tunes with various people, per sting in the police episode we can include "every breath you take" for some ridiculous reason. yes, stalking is so romantic.
Every Breath You Take is such a stalker song. That would just be creepy.


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That's like...Ian Curtis meets Green-Day-not-Green-Day...meets strange robot animation.

Seriously. There's a Joy Division song that sounds like that.
Joy Division - Twenty Four Hours - YouTube
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Ridiculously lovely string of songs this morning while cooking. I didn't have to hit 'next' even once.

1. Northern Sky - Nick Drake
2. Western Hospitality - Club 8
3. Whiskeyclone, Hotel City 1997 - Beck
4. Gila - Beach House
5. Drink Before the War - Sinead O'Connor
6. Living - Moby
7. Human Nature - Michael Jackson
8. I'm Still Your Fag - Broken Social Scene
9. Anonanimal - Andrew Bird
10. Back + Forth - Maps
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Every Breath You Take is such a stalker song. That would just be creepy.




That's like...Ian Curtis meets Green-Day-not-Green-Day...meets strange robot animation.

Seriously. There's a Joy Division song that sounds like that.
Joy Division - Twenty Four Hours - YouTube
That's the point. The Network is totally new wave.
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