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"Killing An Arab" by The Cure was inspired by Albert Camus' book The Stranger.
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."
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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 -- all good children go to heaven...
The Beatles extaordinaire!
"You never give me your money
You only give me your funny paper
and in the middle of negotiations
you break down
I never give you my number
I only give you my situation
and in the middle of investigation
I break down "
(he's talking to the goverment agent about getting some help, he wants cash and the agent gives him "funny paper" vouchers or food stamps)
"Out of college, money spent
See no future, pay no rent
All the money's gone, nowhere to go
Any jobber got the sack
Monday morning, turning back
Yellow lorry slow, nowhere to go ..."
(he has no rent money, no phone, no job and only a "situation")
"One sweet dream
Pick up the bags and get in the limousine
Soon we'll be away from here
Step on the gas and wipe that tear away
One sweet dream came true today
Came true today
Came true today (yes it did)
One two three four five six seven,
All good children go to Heaven "
(please don't cry children, we'll be rich some day, you'll see!)
your majesty was origionally in the medley i think after polyethene pam. did you hear the lyric polythene pam takes mean mr mustard to see the queen the only place hes ever been ? the queen is her majesty
A superb little number by the fabs.
First, the drums here have a totally different sound than the rich, deep tones that Ringo got from his kit on many of the other tracks. The style is very different too.
The guitar sound, especially on the leads, are very similar to those on "McCartney" and the style is very unlike George.
It's still a fantastic track with an amazing vocal performance. And John's background vocals are great.
Sal Bardonia, NY
Great direct lyrics plus some ambiguous verses proving McCartney is a fantastic lyricist, not just a musical genius.
Also Paul does about 3 kind of different vocals: the initial regular, "out of job" mocking vocals, and falsetto.