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Old 06-11-2004, 02:34 PM   #16
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She never really answers anything head on, so it's not a surprise. I love her, but those dang faeries and girls in her head get in the way sometimes!
Too true.
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Old 06-11-2004, 02:41 PM   #17
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Yeah, that's why I went ahead and mentioned that it was "rumored" to be about Courtney Love. I had recently read a whole thing about it on a fan site, where the "evidence" made it hard to make a call one way or the other. Food for thought, though...
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dropkick murphys--'get up'

about the almighty stiff little fingers.

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Does an actor count? Madness does a song called "Michael Caine."
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"This Is It" by The Church was inspired by Michael Hutchence's death.

He had a room in the best part of town
He got a chocolate on his eiderdown
Staring out over roofs at the Cross
Suppose he must have felt somewhat at loss

This is it, oh
This is it
And this is it, oh baby
And this is it

You couldn't say he was feeling very vibed
What had the quack in London prescribed
You couldn't really say he seemed to care
Sometimes he acted, he wasn't anywhere

This is it, oh baby
This is it
This is it, oh
This is it

Watching things you put up start to crash
Even though you've got a fistful of cash
Watching the future it bursts on through
I was one of those who used to envy you

I knew a wise man who didn't own a thing
I knew a happy man who made me feel sad
You never know what the other guy is thinking
Too bad

Sometimes you come upon a fork in the road
What was waiting there he never could have known
Split-second difference, one tiny percent
Yeah, he came and he went

This is it, oh baby
This is it
This is it, oh
This is it

(The lyrics are unofficial, Kilbey doesn't put them on the albums)
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Dandy Warholes - Cool as Kim Deal

Here's what I feel
ba ba ba ba
Just want a girl
as cool as Kim Deal
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[B]DIAMONDS AND RUST by Joan Baez (about Bob Dylan)
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I heard Joan do this on the Rolling Thunder Review!
Bob came out after the song, looking rather embarrased,
and they both did a set together.
Very intense!
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The Rolling Stones "StarStar"
Song about groupies and one line about Steve McQueen.
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Old 06-15-2004, 12:23 AM   #24
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Er, "Numb" by the Cure is apparently about Kurt Cobain as well. And isn't "A Day Without Me" (U2, of course) inspired by Ian Curtis's death?
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"Be My Yoko Ono" by Barenaked Ladies (hint: it's not about John) is one. And I've often thought their song "Helicopters" was about Bono, but I could be wrong ("The world that loves its irony must hate the protest singer...")

There's a song at the end of India Arie's first album about Stevie Wonder, but I forget the name of it.
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I heard Joan do this on the Rolling Thunder Review!
Bob came out after the song, looking rather embarrased,
and they both did a set together.
Very intense!
Wow, that must've been amazing. It's a great song and the best record Joan ever made, imo. Not that I'm a huge fan or anything but in '75 when that record along with Dylan's Blood on the Tracks were both released, they occupied quite a bit of my music-listening time (yes, I'm that old. ). I still can't walk past Washington Square in NYC without looking up at that 'crummy hotel.'
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And isn't "A Day Without Me" (U2, of course) inspired by Ian Curtis's death?
If it is, that would make an EXCELLENT song analysis for the Interference Zine!!!
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i think that cast no shadow by oasis was supposedly written for or about richard ashcroft...

Here's a thought for every man
Who tries to understand what is in his hands
He walks along the open road of Love & Life
surviving if he can

Bound with all the weight of all the words he tried to say
Chained to all the places that he never wished to say
Bound with all the weight of all the words he tried to say
and as faced the sun he cast no shadow

As they took his soul they stole his pride
As they took his soul they stole his pride
As they took his soul they stole his pride

Here's a thought for every man
Who tries to understand what is in his hands
He walks along the open road of Love & Life
surviving if he can

Bound with all the weight of all the words he tried to say
Chained to all the places that he never wished to say
Bound with all the weight of all the words he tried to say
and as faced the sun he cast no shadow

As they took his soul they stole his pride
As they took his soul they stole his pride
As they took his soul they stole his pride

And as he faced the sun he cast no shadow
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i think that cast no shadow by oasis was supposedly written for or about richard ashcroft...
I heard that somewhere, too.
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And isn't "A Day Without Me" (U2, of course) inspired by Ian Curtis's death?
i'd heard it was about bono essentially wondering aloud if he'd be missed were he to die or kill himself. it could be about ian, but i'd be surprised if the band had managed to write, record, and master a song back then in three months.

stuck in a moment was written about michael hutchence, right?

duran duran wrote a song about michael hutchence too, although it was written before his death.

the police have a song called peanuts which is about rod stewart, back when he was in his disco days.
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