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PostSubject: Re: the best and the worst iggy lyrics   Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:28 pm

I figured it wasn't Iggy's viewpoint but I didn't know it was about George Dubbya, it makes more sense now.
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PostSubject: Re: the best and the worst iggy lyrics   Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:41 pm

Nadja wrote:
I thought it was one of the better songs lyrics-wise on The Weirdness ...
anyway surely he doesn't mean killing everyone literally

Of course he didnt mean that literally, would you? Smile But I bet probably GG Allin would ha ha ( sorry for off topic )
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PostSubject: Re: the best and the worst iggy lyrics   Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:03 pm

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PostSubject: Re: the best and the worst iggy lyrics   Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:54 pm

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Don't think that this song is made by Iggy with the thought;
'I'm gonna sing this line.. but people know that I actually want to say something completely else with it.'

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why ever not?
He knows that you can have more than one interpretation of a song
and what's with the 'duh' comment?

and JW, you're right I probably wouldn't mean it literally either if I sang it... Smile


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PostSubject: Re: the best and the worst iggy lyrics   Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:57 pm

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PostSubject: Re: the best and the worst iggy lyrics   Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:03 am

i think its sarcastic, thats how i took it, i thought it was words coming from the mouth of the bushs etc, the warmongers ''my idea of fun is killing everyone''

i dont think its a metaphor either, i think its a joke almost, initially it hit me as ''this is supposed to be shocking'' - ironically i was more shocked that iggy was trying to shock lol
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PostSubject: Re: the best and the worst iggy lyrics   Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:43 pm

I always took it quite another way, thought the whole thing was from just one viewpoint, Iggy's own, and I know I've read about him saying that line was metaphorical, of course it would help if I had the link.

I thought it being metaphorical would fit in more with the 'they steal your soul' and 'that is why I hate mankind' stuff. or is Bush meant to be saying that bit too
Obviously I've got too much time to think about it. I'm out of this.
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PostSubject: Re: the best and the worst iggy lyrics   Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:12 pm

i think its turning out to be quite a good song, lyrically, look at all of us trying to figure it out lol

i think you have a point nadja, esp if you read he meant it as a metaphor

i actually think 'they steal your soul' and 'i hate mankind' are quite literal, well steal your souls more figurative obviousy, but i think theyre really honest, and i think thats straight from iggy, not from a 'master of war' kinda person

havent listened to this in ages, im going to listen to it and ill post what i think again, need to listen to it
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PostSubject: Re: the best and the worst iggy lyrics   Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:57 pm

homesickjameswilliamson wrote:

i think you have a point nadja, esp if you read he meant it as a metaphor


Thank you! Makes me feel less silly.
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PostSubject: Re: the best and the worst iggy lyrics   Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:40 pm

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PostSubject: Re: the best and the worst iggy lyrics   Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:22 pm

I think iggy just wanted a "catchy" line, at concerts he mostly let someone from the audience sing that line.

Take *search and destroy* just those words, it's not much more
"intelligent" if you put it that way..
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PostSubject: Re: the best and the worst iggy lyrics   Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:38 pm

'Search and Destroy' is more intriguing I think.
It was realistic that he sang such a line in that period,
take the drugs and total mess he lived in.
This makes it acceptable to me.

btw. Iggy got that line from a head in the Time magazine.
The article was about the Vietnam war techniques like firefighting and napalm.


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PostSubject: Re: the best and the worst iggy lyrics   Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:51 pm

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Take *search and destroy* just those words, it's not much more
"intelligent" if you put it that way..


Now that is a song that most definitely does use metaphors outburst Smile quite striking imagery, and cohesive
y're probably right about Iggy just wanting a 'catchy' line in that other song too
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PostSubject: Re: the best and the worst iggy lyrics   Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:27 pm

yeah, zinzin and Nadja. I just ment the very three words... I heard the story (magazine title..) in an interview with Iggy-
He took it *because* they're dumb in order to express criticism
-and I guess he did the same with "My Idea Of Fun.."
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PostSubject: Re: the best and the worst iggy lyrics   Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:39 pm

OUTBURST wrote:
heard the story (magazine title..) in an interview with Iggy-
He took it *because* they're dumb in order to express criticism
-and I guess he did the same with "My Idea Of Fun.."

that's quite disingenuous of him!
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PostSubject: Re: the best and the worst iggy lyrics   Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:04 pm

BEST: (hard to pick just a few)

look into it later
when the dust is clearing off the crater
- Run Like a Villain

there's nothing left alive
just a pair of glassy eyes
- Gimmie Danger

I'm lookin' for the joke
with a microscope
- Repo Man

seize the world
and turn it upside down
and every stinking bum
should wear a crown
- Cry for Love

when your alarm clock beeps
you turn into a creep
carry on, modern guy
- Modern Guy

WORST:
I like spaghetti in tomato sauce
- Boogie Boy

one of these days
I'm gonna squeeze you
just like a tomato
- Pleasure


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PostSubject: Re: the best and the worst iggy lyrics   Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:19 pm

some good examples there trailerborn

gimme danger was probably the first song that made me realise iggy was up there with the greats, he's very underrated, but like i said, the crap lyrics get in the way and people probably just forget how good he can be
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PostSubject: Re: the best and the worst iggy lyrics   Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:23 pm

Iggy didn't really start with the crap lyrics until later in his solo career imo. Earlier on he had the Stooges & Bowie to keep him sharp. I think by the time he was with the Trolls he started consciously dumbing it down - perhaps to appeal to the 90's fratboy rape-rock crowd.

He's not up there with Tom Waits or Leonard Cohen, but I'd rate him with Zappa and Alice Cooper in terms of being a severely underrated lyricist.
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PostSubject: Re: the best and the worst iggy lyrics   Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:23 pm

Personal fave:

I played tag in the auto graveyard,
I looked up at the radio tower

I grabbed tit by the railroad tracks
Concrete poured over steel grids

I pondered my fate
while they built the interstate

- Cold Metal
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PostSubject: Re: the best and the worst iggy lyrics   Mon May 14, 2012 8:51 am

'Trollin'' from 'The Weirdness' has Iggy's worst:
My dick is turning into a tree. NO. JUST NO.
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PostSubject: Re: the best and the worst iggy lyrics   Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:51 pm

Talking about a single number, I'll name V.I.P. Never was he more sarcastic than here. Talking about an album, I'll name most of the lyrics from Brick By Brick.
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