Boaking For A Little Romarnce

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It must be difficult for songwriters to come up with new ways of saying "I love you".
Sometimes they are very wide of the mark when their intention is obviously to sound sexy and romantic.
Today, I was listening to Ralph 'Soul' Jackson's brassy and brilliant cover version of Cream's Sunshine Of Your Love, when I heard this unlovely little declaration. Funny, I'd never noticed it before in the original version, but I checked and it's there, in all its 'Oh-I-Must-Buy-Shares-In-Mansize-Kleenex' glory:

"I'll stay with you darling,
I'll stay with you till my seeds are all dried up."

Hmm. That's nice, dear.

Anyone got an example of 'not as sexy as they think they are' lyrics?

ARBITRARY RULE: You can't cite Super Furry Animals': "I'm a minger, you're a minger too, so come on minger, I want to ming with you," 'cos I really like that one!
Clip is Ralph 'Soul' Jackson - Sunshine Of Your Love

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With Get Off, he ended up on the boaking side, especially the bit about working on the zipper. Besides, that young lady with the red dress does not have a 'big' ass.

I suppose, in mitigation, he'd claim he wasn't attempting to be romantic, merely filthy. Boaking nonetheless.

But"Tonight you're a star and I'm the big dipper" really is a bit Steve Coogan as Tony Ferrino, isn't it?

I'll never know!

"I clocked the jizz from a friend
Of yours named Vanessa Bet
She said u told her a fantasy
That got her all wet
Something about a little box with a
Mirror and a tongue inside
What she told me then got me so hot
I knew that we could slide"

The lyrics of Sunshine were written by Pete Brown, who only this afternoon I saw waiting at a bus stop as we drove past.

Me: There's Pete Brown

Mrs P: Who?

Me: At the bus stop, Pete Brown, the poet, From the 60s.

Mrs P: Oh!

However is the line not "I'll stay with till my seas are dried up"? That makes a bit more sense and is, dare I say, slightly more poetic.

flawed, as it's based on a misheard lyric!

Although what exactly are his seas?

I eventually heard it that way, I mean where were Jack Bruce's seas?

is boasting a little there, I feel. In the first verse he sings "I'll soon be with you my love, To give you my BIG surprise".

The original line as delivered by Cream was "I'll soon be with you my love, To give you my DAWN surprise".

My seeds makes more sense than my seas....
I like the song about the corduroy condom.

But now I'm not so sure.

The online lyric sites (notoriously unreliable, I know) seem split 50/50 between "seeds" and "seas" and when I play the Cream record it's not clear what word is being sung.

back in 1968 at 5:17, it sounds almost like a sneeze, but it's definitely seas.

Ginger was, unsurprisingly, a bit busier in those days.

gentleman in the front row!

"Seas" it is then.

This is my personal favourite example of cutting through the cliche and schmaltz.

"Why should it feel like a crime?
If I want to be with you all the time.
Why is it measured in hours?
You should make your own time, you're welcome in mine."

(Polar Bear by Ride)

Hoping for the new Beady Eye to nosedive and the proper business of a Ride reunion can get underway!

I like him, but sometimes his lyrics are boak-inducing. Under Your Charms has the line "it's the end of the night and I'm feeling sexual".

... has the line "You can see inside me"

It conjures up the image of a lady visiting her gynecologist. Somewhat spoils the effect intended...

Don Covay's superb ballad, sang without an iota of irony, as he leaves a motel with a woman he's having an affair with then sees his 'old lady' pull up in a car with her bloke but he sings that he can't say anything as his woman is married #She was supposed to be at home minding the kids# 'I Was Checking Out, She Was Checking In'

On a more direct basis of come here and give us a kiss Bobby Womack sings in 'Looking For A Love' that he'd like: #Someone to fix my breakfast
And bring it to my bed
Someone to do a little housework
Then back with me again#


Mara Carlyle asks her lover: "Can I hold you, like a chicken?" in Nuzzle, on her sublime, but sometimes lyrically left-field album Floreat:

Mmmm... wonder what she's planning to do with that half a lemon & those sprigs o' thyme ;~)

I quite liked his recent single 'Locked Out of Heaven' until I released he was singing 'Your sex takes me to paradise' during the bridge.

how best to finish that sentence? Ray Parker Jr this he knows. I'm not so sure he's right.


means something very different to me Mrs. DrakeyGurrl - exp. 1

I was using it in the 'I'm going to vomit' sensesense, not the 'smoking an enormous Camberwell carrot' sense.

I thought you'd have to me completely off your goard to fall for lines like these!

I always thiught it was "seas".

Come with me my sweet / Let's go make a family

Surely that's the least erotic come on ever.

NIN's Closer is forbidden?

Cannibal Corpse's ouvre

An odd lyric though, isn't it, mmm?

"Step back inside me Romeo, she said
Step back inside me, take me to your bed"

Step? Perhaps she's really tall.

The entire song basically.

Girl you make me wanna get you pregnant,
Girl you make me wanna get you pregnant,
Lay your body down and get you pregnant,
Knock you up, pregnant, Knock you up

Can you believe I’m in the club with a girl who has a man,
And take her to the hotel for just a one night stand,
See I’m a playa so I ain’t tryna take her on no dates,
To much like my patrone man I’m just tryna take it straight,
Untill I met this girl in the club with an unbelievable booty,
Sweetest girl in the world and I mean it and on top of that shes a cutie,
I ain’t seen nothing like her around here in a while,
And if I had a girl she’d be the one to bear my child,
Telling myself I’m a playa so I keep tryna shake it off,
But I keep on seeing this big old house with a picket fence and a dog,
Never felt nothing like this,
Shes more than a mistress enough to handle my buisness,
Now put that girl in my kitchen,

Girl you make me wanna get you pregnant,
That’s what I told her,
Girl you make me wanna get you pregnant,
Lay your body down and get you pregnant,
Like you are,
Knock you up, pregnant,

All the pretty ladies please line up right next to me,
How would you like to go on a little trip with your boy Tyrese,
Raise your hand if you want me to fulfill your fantasy,
I can hide your co-star and get in one of my new wiis,
Tell me what your name is,
I can make you famous,
We can pop champagne and get right down to sexing,
Now I ain’t got nothing to do tonight I gotta wait for my crew,
I just wanna put some in you,
And I can tell that you want it too,
And I’m ready babe,
And your ready babe,
So let’s go get out of this club,
Kel’s and Rys after party,
You can F*** with us,

Girl you make me wanna get you pregnant,
Girl you make me wanna get you pregnant,
Lay your body down and get you pregnant,
Knock you up, pregnant.

Be still my beating heart. How can any girl resist?
Sadly, I can only dream of being the one Mr Kelly knocks up and puts in his kitchen.

"prepares Band Aids and Savlon cream"

you smutty people. And there's no "all" either.

Mr. Bowie's line "You're better than money" quite affecting (when you think about it...). Not that it worked anytime I tried it in the past.

The same as "gagging for it"?

Google Translate really could cause some problems with a literal translation, couldn't it?

The lyrics to Inner Circle's "Girl I'm going to make you sweat" are powerfully unerotic.

"Girl I want to make you sweat
Sweat till you can't sweat no more
And if you cry out
I'm gonna push it
Push it, push it some more"

and lovely looking performers but it is so wrong, especially the literal visual representation of the lyric partway through the vid.

Look how you're big and fat, like a big, big shot
Give the crumpet to big foot joe, give the fanny to me

Lie down gal let me push it up push it up lie down

Full marks for honesty, at least.

Pulled out the jammy and killed the punanny
And my dick runs deep
So deep, so deep
It put her ass to sleep.

Ah yes, Mr Cube. Your "skillz" are sufficiently "mad" that the lucky lady finds they operate as a powerful soporific. No wonder she was powerless to resist.

"Yeah, and - get this! She said the only reason she nodded off during sex was because I've got such a big nob. I knew it!"


to be correct, right?

In that case, "seeds" it is then:

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I wish I could whole-heartedly agree, but I use a lot of sheet music and you'd be amazed at how many crappy, incorrect transcripts there are out there.

Maybe "amazed" is too strong. "Mildly interested", possibly nearer the mark.

Anyway. I'm sure it's right, but I just wanted to express my disappointment in the printed music industry.

Having worked in publishing since the 60s, I know how bad sheet music can be, especially back in the old days.

We used to get deliveries of American songbooks where they'd seemingly guessed at the lyrics instead of asking the artist concerned.

For example, the first edition of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks songbook to come in from America contained the following line in the song Slim Slow Slider "Saw you walking down by that old brick road this morning" when the correct line should be "Saw you walking down by the Ladbroke Grove this morning".

Mistakes were rife in the actual music transcription, too.

Things got better in later years, especially as guitar tablature appeared, but I remember the very first Jimi Hendrix songbook published in 1967. It contained only the lyrics, the vocal line in notation and usually inaccurate guitar chord shapes. When it came to one of Jimi's solos the sheet music would optimistically say "guitar solo - ad lib".

my eyes open round the bus stops of Crouch End for another sighting of Mr Brown so I can get the definitive answer from him.

'seas' Brer?

PS. come back to oor Mk.1 'clique' the nice people are still doddering along, and I might be in that London September weekend for The Wall.

Keep us posted, if you're in town I'll arrange drinks

Since the old PC died and we moved to Apple (glows at the Blast smile of approval from afar) that URL got consigned to Internet Explorer limbo.

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