The lyrics to "Glass Onion" are pretty terrible.

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The lyrics to "Glass Onion" are pretty terrible.

Post by fossiltooth » Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:20 am

Just sayin'.





That is all.

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Post by bluesman » Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:54 am

the Walrus was Paul
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Post by sad iron » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:12 am

Compared to? Louie, Louie? There's a long precedent in pop music for playful, nonsensical word play. I think Glass Onion falls into that category and among others of its ilk it's a standout in my book; self-referential, droll, possibly even incendiary. It's no Subterranean Homesick Blues, but...

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Post by RefD » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:30 am

oh yeah...

OH yeah...

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Post by CraigS63 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:21 pm

But better than "Wild Honey Pie", "Revolution #9", and "Long Long Long".

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Post by jborsma » Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:35 pm

Hey everybody,

Have posted here before, but the thread was closed, iffin' you remember.

Anyway, I just wanted to say that I think a lot of the "gibberish" that John wrote (at least before the '70s) meant something in particular to him. I just think he purposely phraised a lot of his lyrics ambiguously so people wouldn't know EXACTLY what he was saying. I think a lot of songwriters do the same thing.

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Post by jmiller » Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:56 am

I have always thought in the back of my mind, cheese and onions...

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Post by micyourbrain » Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:54 pm

personally I think it is one of the top 10 best beatles songs

it's pretty stupid to post stuff like this

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Post by Jay Reynolds » Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:54 pm

micyourbrain wrote: it's pretty stupid to post stuff like this
As opposed to:
http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopi ... p&&start=0
Prog out with your cog out.

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Post by micyourbrain » Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:49 pm

at least it's fun and clever not negative and ultra subjective

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Post by sad iron » Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:21 pm

micyourbrain wrote:personally I think it is one of the top 10 best beatles songs

it's pretty stupid to post stuff like this
I don't know about top 10 Beatles songs, but I agree with you, it's lame to throw stuff out there like that. Freshman comp teaches you you can't make a claim without support and that's just what happened here.

Maybe that's why he hasn't been back.

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Post by Jay Reynolds » Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:37 pm

micyourbrain wrote:at least it's fun and clever not negative and ultra subjective
How 'bout this:
http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopi ... 8&start=45

Seriously, Justin is a solid cat and a regular contributor here. I've seen him give out a lot of help to folks on this forum. I guess if you're not familiar with his presence here, this topic might come off a bit douchey. He is one of the good guys.
He just doesn't like the lyrics of this one particular Beatles song. No big.
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Post by ubertar » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:22 pm

superaction80 wrote: How 'bout this:
http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopi ... 8&start=45
Is that a dig at me? For calling out Jeff on his douchiness? Did you read what he wrote to that band? WTF?
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Post by sad iron » Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:35 pm

You know what would be really interesting here? An actual discussion about the lyrics and whether or not they do, if fact, suck, or if there's something else going on that doesn't immediately announce itself. The original point, while not developed in any way, was provocative, clearly.
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Post by visible cow » Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:20 pm

I get annoyed by the self referential aspect of the song. But I wasn't around when people were picking apart Beatles lyrics to determine if Paul McCartney was alive, so maybe his snottiness was justified.

Happiness is a Warm Gun. Now there is a f'n lyric I can believe in!

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