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  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 1,136 Senior Member
    Tull, Aqualung

    "Eying little girls with bad intent"

    Stones , Some Girls.
    The flight was uneventful, which is what one wants when one is transporting an Elephant.
     Reuters, Dec 2020.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,315 Senior Member
    "Your Sixteen", by the least controversial Beatle....Ringo Starr.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,204 Senior Member
    edited March 27 #34
    "Your Sixteen", by the least controversial Beatle....Ringo Starr.

    Mike

    Originally written by the Sherman brothers and recorded by Johnny Burnette in 1960 when he was 26. Ringo re-recorded it in 1973. Makes me wonder about Ringo sometimes.

    Catchy tune but the lyrics will raise your eyebrows.
    You come on like a dream, peaches and cream
    Lips like strawberry wine
    You're sixteen, you're beautiful and you're mine

    You're all ribbons and curls, ooh what a girl
    Eyes that twinkle and shine
    You're sixteen, you're beautiful and you're mine

    You're my baby, you're my pet
    We fell in love on the night we met
    You touched my hand, my heart went pop
    Ooh, when we kissed I could not stop...

    What were the Sherman brothers thinking? But after Jerry Lee Lewis' High School Confidential and then marrying his 13 year old second cousin, I guess it was somewhat normalized. 😵

    Times sure have changed.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,204 Senior Member
    edited March 27 #35
    Every Breath You Take -- The Police
    The words Obsession and Stalker Alert come to mind.

    I remember this being really popular at one time but I'm not really sure anyone was listening to the lyrics 😂
    During the time Sting wrote this song, he had just divorced his first wife, Frances Tomelty.

    Obsess much? 🤔 I guess obsession passes for flattery in some parts 🤣🤣🤣
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,559 Senior Member
    edited March 27 #36
    Funny thing... Quite a few of the words in these songs from the past that make them "not PC" I hear often from the vehicles blasting  cRap while driving past my house (and rattling the pictures on the walls)
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,159 Senior Member
    "Your Sixteen", by the least controversial Beatle....Ringo Starr.

    Mike
    What's the big deal?  My first love was just sixteen.  Of course, I was only seventeen. :)


    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • PFDPFD Senior Member Posts: 1,451 Senior Member
    Another one from the Police, Don't stand so close to me. 😲

    Young teacher, the subject Of schoolgirl fantasy
    She wants him so badly Knows what she wants to be
    Inside him, there's longing This girl's an open page
    Book marking, she's so close now This girl is half his age
    Don't stand, don't stand so Don't stand so close to me
    Don't stand, don't stand so
    That's all I got.

    Paul
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,129 Senior Member
    Watching Audie Murphy in Six Black Horses. A scene has three actors and a dog racing across a field on horseback from indians. The dog hanging on to a pack on the pack horse for dear life.

    Wouldn't fly today. Weren't no CGI special effects in 62'..
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,466 Senior Member
    knitepoet said:
    Well, they still play an edited version, but the original "Money For Nothing" by Dire Straights.
    Heard it played in its entirety while out on the road today.  I was pleased.

    Pink Floyd's Money seems to vary with the station.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Some_MookSome_Mook Posts: 380 Member
    edited March 30 #41
    Bigslug said:
    knitepoet said:
    Well, they still play an edited version, but the original "Money For Nothing" by Dire Straights.


    Pink Floyd's Money seems to vary with the station.

    What would be getting edited out of Pink Floyd's lyrics for 'Money'? 

    "Don't give me your do goody-good BullS**t?  That is pretty weak if stations are cutting that part out.

    This country is going to hello in a handbasket.
    "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." - Thomas Paine
    "I know my place in the world and it ain’t standing next to Jerry Miculek" - Zee
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,559 Senior Member
    Since folks are posting the lyrics, here are the complete lyrics from Jewel's "Pieces of You"

    And words deleted were done by the software

    She's an ugly girl, does it make you want to kill her?
    She's an ugly girl, do you want to kick in her face?
    She's an ugly girl, she doesn't pose a threat
    She's an ugly girl, does that make you feel safe?
    Ugly girl, ugly girl
    Do you hate her 'cause she's pieces of you?

    She's a pretty girl, does she make you think nasty thoughts?
    She's a pretty girl, do you want to tie her down?
    She's a pretty girl, do you call her a bitch?
    She's a pretty girl, did she sleep with half your town?
    Pretty girl, pretty girl
    Do you hate her 'cause she's pieces of you?

    You say he's a ****, does it make you want to hurt him?
    You say he's a ****, do you want to kick in his brains?
    You say he's a ****, does he make you sick to your stomach?
    You say he's a ****, are you afraid you're just the same?
    ****, ****
    Do you hate him 'cause he's pieces of you?

    You say he's a Jew, does it mean that he's tight?
    You say he's a Jew, do you want to hurt his kids tonight?
    You say he's a Jew, he'll never wear that funny hat again
    You say he's a Jew as though being born were a sin
    Oh, Jew, oh Jew, do you hate him 'cause he's pieces of you?

    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,559 Senior Member
    The objectional verse of "Money for Nothing"

    See the little **** with the earring and the make-up
    Yeah buddy that's his own hair
    That little **** got his own jet airplane
    That little **** he's a millionaire
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • Some_MookSome_Mook Posts: 380 Member
    Of course in the age of today, the lyric in Pink Floyd's 'Money' that would probably be the most offensive to the $15.00 hr minimum wage crowd would have to be:

     "But if you ask for a raise, it's no surprise that they're giving none away."

    One of my favorite tunes from the Final Cut album is one that would never get any air play where FCC rules are involved: 'Not now John'

    Great tune. 

    The Who's 'Who Are You' usually gets away with the one-F bomb on the local stations here (supposedly, there was an 'L' sound inserted between the F and the U to make it acceptable) but Not Now John would need to be re-recorded almost entirely.
    "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." - Thomas Paine
    "I know my place in the world and it ain’t standing next to Jerry Miculek" - Zee
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,204 Senior Member
    edited March 31 #45
    It's strange.
    A lot of songs today would've been ban even just 10 or 20 years ago because of it's content (offensive language, topics or themes) and old songs that were seemingly completely harmless then would be crucified today.
    Our society has done a flip-flop. Our priorities have gone sideways.
    I hear songs on Sirius and other outlets today that would've never seen any air time over the airwaves 20 years ago but today they're fine. Play a song like The Dukes of Hazzard theme song by Waylon Jennings (zero offensive language, no touchy themes) and you'll have an uproar because of what some folks believe it represents.
    It's ridiculous! 😤

    Just to piss off the lurkers.


    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,624 Senior Member
    edited April 2 #46
    The only constant regarding music is the ebb and flow between acceptable and not acceptable.  What's good to go today won't be tomorrow, while things that are banned today will become acceptable again at some point in the future.  
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • Some_MookSome_Mook Posts: 380 Member
    Did the US Goverment ever figure out the lyrics for Louie Louie?    :D 
    "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." - Thomas Paine
    "I know my place in the world and it ain’t standing next to Jerry Miculek" - Zee
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,287 Senior Member
    ZZ Top. Tube steak boogie and 
     
    Sleeping bag.
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
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