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Aardvark
April 10th, 2007, 04:51 AM
"Hello you, hello me, hello people, we used to be..."

"Well I'm not dumb but I can't understand,
Why she walked like a women but talked like a man..."

"You got me so I can't sleep at night..."

"We're misfits, afraid of ourselves so we run away and hide..."

"We just spend our time, livin' in a rock' n'roll fantasy..."

"She walked up to me and asked me to dance, I asked her her name and in a dark brown voice she said Lola...ell oh ell ay Lola"

"I've gotta start facing up to what I really am.
I've got to realise l'm just an ordinary man.
I think that I'll just settle down
And take my place in the crowd.
I don't want to lie to myself any
more."

"He don't need no sedatives to ease his troubled mind.
At work he is invariably unpleasant and unkind.
Why should he care if he is hated in his home,
'Cause he's gotta house in the country,
And a big sports car.
He's gotta house in the country,
And a big sports car."


"When he waddles down the street he looks kind of queer,
Jack, Jack the Idiot Dunce,
Because he's got two left feet and taxi-door ears,
Jack, Jack the Idiot Dunce.

And when we laugh at the clothes he wears,
Jack just smiles 'cos he don't care.
Who's that fool? Who's that ninny?
Who's that twit? Who's that chump?
The Idiot Dunce, the Idiot Dunce."

"It's only juke box music,
Only juke box music."

"While people eat their biscuits with tea,
They dream of daffodils that sway in the breeze.
And every sunday afternoon,
Tidy ladies shine their shoes.
And every little lady dreams,
Lavender memories.

Lavender hill for me.
Lavender hill for me.
I wanna walk you up lavender hill.
I wanna walk you up lavender hill."

"Well that's the way that I want it to stay
And I always want it to be that way for my Lola
La-la-la-la Lola
Girl will be boys and boys will be girls
It's a mixed up muddled up shook up world except for Lola La-la-la-la Lola"


Ray Davies has never received his fair due in my NSFH opinion.

A mid to late twentieth century bard along the lines of Noel Coward.



Cheers,
Aardvark

P.S. The extra Lola quotes are for Clicktrack...*ahem*...NTTAWWT!!!

blackieC
April 10th, 2007, 05:52 AM
"Father Christmas, give us some money
Don't mess around with those silly toys.
We'll beat you up if you don't hand it over
We want your bread so don't make us annoyed
Give all the toys to the little rich boys"



My favorite Christmas song.

jerryskid
April 10th, 2007, 05:59 AM
oh yeah Love the Kinks...




Another Saturday, another date
She would be ready but she'd always make them wait
In the hallway, in anticipation
He didn't know the night would end up in frustration
He'd end up blowing all his wages for the week
All for a cuddle and a peck on the cheek




story of my life....:D

jstuart
April 10th, 2007, 11:58 AM
"Mister Wonderful, That's MEEEEEEE"

Fulcrum
April 10th, 2007, 12:09 PM
Ray Fuckin' Davies, man. Only Pete Townshend was his rival in describing the somewhat harsher realities of urban British life and the fantasies propped up by them.


Dirty old river, must you keep rolling
Flowing into the night
People so busy, makes me feel dizzy
Taxi light shines so bright
But I don't need no friends
As long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset
I am in paradise

Every day I look at the world from my window
But chilly, chilly is the evening time
Waterloo sunset's fine



Everybody's a dreamer and everybody's a star
And everybody's in show biz, it doesn't matter who you are
And those who are successful, be always on your guard
Success walks hand in hand with failure along Hollywood Boulevard.

I wish my life was a non-stop Hollywood movie show,
A fantasy world of celluloid villains and heroes,
Because celluloid heroes never feel any pain
And celluloid heroes never really die.

One more..


Paranoia the destroyer!

An' it goes-- like-- this!

Tim Armstrong
April 10th, 2007, 12:48 PM
"I'm so tired, tired of waiting, tired of waiting for you..."

That's what my CAPE teammates all sing...

:Redface:

I sure do love the Kinks!

Cheers, Tim

frnjplayer
April 10th, 2007, 03:33 PM
Cheap is small and not too steep
But best of all cheap is cheap
Circumstance has forced my hand
To be a cut price person in a low budget land
Times are hard but we'll all survive
I just got to learn to economize

I'm on a low budget
I'm on a low budget
I'm not cheap, you understand
I'm just a cut price person in a low budget land
Excuse my shoes they don't quite fit
They're a special offer and they hurt me a bit
Even my trousers are giving me pain
They were reduced in a sale so I shouldn't complain
They squeeze me so tight so I can't take no more
They're size 28 but I take 34

I'm on a low budget
What did you say
I'm on a low budget
I thought you said that

chrisj
April 10th, 2007, 04:34 PM
"Now that you've found your paradise..."

kwiksilver
April 10th, 2007, 04:55 PM
Another song from '66 about the greedy taxman.

The tax man's taken all my dough,
And left me in my stately home,
Lazing on a sunny afternoon.
And I can't sail my yacht,
He's taken everything I've got,
All I've got's this sunny afternoon.

Save me, save me, save me from this squeeze.
I got a big fat mama trying to break me.
And I love to live so pleasantly,
Live this life of luxury,
Lazing on a sunny afternoon.
In the summertime
In the summertime
In the summertime

My girlfriend's run off with my car,
And gone back to her ma and pa,
Telling tales of drunkenness and cruelty.
Now I'm sitting here,
Sipping at my ice cold beer,
Lazing on a sunny afternoon.

Help me, help me, help me sail away,
Well give me two good reasons why I oughta stay.
'Cause I love to live so pleasantly,
Live this life of luxury,
Lazing on a sunny afternoon.
In the summertime
In the summertime
In the summertime

Ah, save me, save me, save me from this squeeze.
I got a big fat mama trying to break me.
And I love to live so pleasantly,
Live this life of luxury,
Lazing on a sunny afternoon.
In the summertime
In the summertime
In the summertime

I had the good fortune to see them perform in a small upstairs club in Toronto in late '69.

Pancho Ballard
April 10th, 2007, 05:07 PM
My God, some of you even enjoy the stuff off Low Budget!

Aardvark
April 10th, 2007, 05:55 PM
...I had the good fortune to see them perform in a small upstairs club in Toronto in late '69.

Was it the Elmo?

Loved that place.


Cheers,
Aardvark

Pancho Ballard
April 10th, 2007, 06:13 PM
Speaking of newer Kinks stuff, I've been listening to Fountains of Wayne today (this will make sense) on my MP3 player. I have 'Welcome Interstate Managers' and one more track, a cover of 'Better Things' which was on The Kinks' Phobia album.

Despite Fountains of Wayne writing some fine songs with great words and melodies, the one song I can't get out of my head is the one written by Ray Davies. It's a great song and Fountains.. do a great version of it.

kwiksilver
April 10th, 2007, 06:33 PM
Was it the Elmo?

Loved that place.

Cheers,
Aardvark

No, it wasn't. This club was downtown on Yonge St. Can't remember the name at all. Rectangular room, stage was on one of the long sides. Seating was real close.

kwiksilver

PRobb
April 10th, 2007, 06:39 PM
Oooh-Kinks lovers! I'll play.


Thank you for the days,
Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me.
Im thinking of the days,
I wont forget a single day, believe me.

I bless the light,
I bless the light that lights on you believe me.
And though youre gone,
Youre with me every single day, believe me.


The Kinks don't get their due. To me they belong in the Pantheon with the Beatles, Stones and Who as the superstars of the British invasion. Ray Davies is one of the true genius songwriters of pop music. And "Waterloo Sunset" is about as close to a perfect pop record as there is. Out of tune BGs and all.

And Dave Davies is a much under rated guitar player. He invented the power chord.

Aardvark
April 10th, 2007, 06:44 PM
...Dave Davies is a much under rated guitar player. He invented the power chord...

...and welded it there!


This might be the time to drag up the Jimmy Page rumours eh!


Cheers,
Aardvark

PRobb
April 10th, 2007, 06:54 PM
...and welded it there!


This might be the time to drag up the Jimmy Page rumours eh!


Cheers,
Aardvark

Page and Davies have both denied that. "You Really Got Me" was all Dave Davies.

Fulcrum
April 10th, 2007, 07:05 PM
Just thought about it for a moment... I think this may have been the first Kinks song I ever heard knowing it was The Kinks.


My baby's got the most deplorable taste,
But her biggest mistake is hanging over the fireplace.
She's got ducks, ducks on the wall,
Ducks, ducks, hanging on the wall.

My lady's got a sort of strange fascination,
An obsessive fixation for cheap decorations
She's got ducks, ducks on the wall.
Ducks, ducks, hanging on the wall.

Wo-wo-wo I love her so but if she doesn't move the ducks,
I think my mind is gonna go.
Ducks ducks on the wall.
Ducks ducks, hanging on the wall.

I leave the office and I want to relax.
Don't want to stare at a wall and look at a duck that can't quack.
I love you baby but I can't fall
For those ducks on the wall.

I start to snuggle up and squeeze her so tight.
Then out of the corner of my eye I see those ducks in flight.
I love you baby but I can't ball
When I see those ducks on the wall.

Wo-wo-wo I can sit through your gossip and your soap opera shows,
But those ducks have got to go.
I love you baby but I can't ball
When I see those ducks on the wall.
And when I went to a cocktail party
With the bores next door,
What was the first thing that I saw?
Ducks, ducks on the wall.
Ducks, ducks hanging on the wall.

My baby's got the most deplorable taste,
But her biggest mistake is hanging over the fireplace.
She's got ducks, ducks on the wall,
Ducks, ducks hanging on the wall.

I'll sit and look at all the soap operas with her
I'll play all the panel games and watch all the quiz shows,
But those ducks they've got to go,
Those ducks are getting up my nose.

If those ducks can fly, well so can I.
And if those ducks have got to stay then I'm going to fly away.
I love you baby but I can't ball
When I see those ducks on the wall.

Ducks, ducks, ducks on the wall.
Ducks, ducks, ducks on the wall.
Oh those ducks on the wall are beginning to move,
They're talking to me, I've got to get away from those ducks.

PRobb
April 10th, 2007, 09:06 PM
One of my favorites is "Art Lover" from "Give The People What They Want"

Sunday afternoon theres something special
Its just like another world.
Jogging in the park is my excuse
To look at all the little girls.

Im not a flasher in a rain coat,
Im not a dirty old man,
Im not gonna snatch you from your mother,
Im an art lover.
Come to daddy,
Ah, come to daddy,
Come to daddy.

Pretty little legs, I want to draw them,
Like a degas ballerina.
Pure white skin, like porcelain,
Shes a work of art and I should know
Im an art lover.
Come to daddy,
And Ill give you some spangles.

Little girl dont notice me
Watching as she innocently plays.
She cant see me staring at her
Because Im always wearing shades.
She feeds the ducks, looks at the flowers.
I follow her around for hours and hours.
Id take her home, but that could never be,
Shes just a substitute
For whats been taken from me.
Ah, come to daddy, come on.

Sunday afternoon cant last forever,
Wish I could take you home.
So, come on, give us a smile
Before you vanish out of view.
Ive learned to appreciate you
The way art lovers do,
And I only want to look at you.

Half the time I think he's a flasher in a raincoat and shouldn't be allowed within a mile of young girls, the other half I think he's just what he claims to be. And that ambiguity makes for a pretty nifty bit of songwriting.

rockdart
April 10th, 2007, 09:26 PM
If there were two albums sitting side by side, one being the Kinks and the other the Dave Clark 5, DC5 would be the one spinning on my turn table.

Grapestomper
April 11th, 2007, 02:31 AM
Not a lot of songwriters willing to write songs about the musician's union...



When I see that union man walking down the street,
He's the man who decides if I live or I die,
If I starve or I eat.
And he walks up to me, and the sun begins to shine,
And he walks right past and I know that I gotta get back in the line.



Gotta love 'em.

M

PRobb
April 11th, 2007, 02:57 AM
Not a lot of songwriters willing to write songs about the musician's union...

And this one


He never will forget at all
The day he played at the Albert Hall.
A million sessions ago it seems.
He is a session man,
A chord progression,
A top musician.

Rock 'n' roll or Vaudeville star
A philharmonic orchestra,
Everything comes the same to him.
He is a session man,
A chord progression,
A top musician.

He's not paid to think, just play,
A session man
A session man
A session man
Playing at a different studio every day.

He reads the dots and plays each line,
And always finishes on time.
No overtime nor favors done.
He is a session man,
A chord progression,
A top musician.
Although I love session men. I mean in a respect kind of way. NTTAWWT:Roll eyes: :D

blackieC
April 11th, 2007, 05:33 AM
If there were two albums sitting side by side, one being the Kinks and the other the Dave Clark 5, DC5 would be the one spinning on my turn table.

Really?



I mean, FUCKING REALLY?


The DC5 certainly had thier realm of influence and a not inconsiderable amount of chart success, but have they in any stretch of the imagination had as much an influence on the direction of hard rock/garage rock/fucking rock and roll in general, as the Kinks?


Sorry, that was a rhetorical question.


What I really meant to say was, are you fucking nuts?*









*humbly, and with the utmost respect, that was also a rhetorical question, as you most certainly are.

Unfcknblvbl
April 11th, 2007, 03:56 PM
And Dave Davies is a much underrated guitar player.

Agreed.


He invented the power chord.

Disagree, I nominate Link Wray.

PRobb
April 11th, 2007, 04:50 PM
Agreed.



Disagree, I nominate Link Wray.
A lot of people (Link certainly included) laid the groundwork. But I think the intro to "You Really Got Me" is the first thing any modern metalhead would recognize as power chords.

rockdart
April 11th, 2007, 05:44 PM
Really?



I mean, FUCKING REALLY?


The DC5 certainly had thier realm of influence and a not inconsiderable amount of chart success, but have they in any stretch of the imagination had as much an influence on the direction of hard rock/garage rock/fucking rock and roll in general, as the Kinks?


Sorry, that was a rhetorical question.


What I really meant to say was, are you fucking nuts?*









*humbly, and with the utmost respect, that was also a rhetorical question, as you most certainly are.

yes, I probably am! :lol:

I think though that DC5 were the true precursors to punk music (though the lyrics obviously weren't). I like the raw energy more.

Just never really a big Kinks fan and couldn't quite understand all the fuss. There were the big 3 or 4 songs they had, but after that...nothing.

Dif'rent strokes for dif'rent folks I guess.

Pancho Ballard
April 15th, 2007, 05:05 PM
Are you sure you don't mean the MC5?