Titles or lines in songs that aren't applicable if at all today. Phones not included

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Price.pittsburgh, Jun 29, 2020 at 3:04 AM.

  1. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Florida
    Not including telephone lyrics because it would be never ending about the operator or change for a phone etc.

    I'm going with Extra Extra as in The Who Extra Extra Read All About It or Streisand Extra Extra I'm In Love from The Main Event
     
  2. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    “Take A Letter Maria”
    R.B. Greaves

    “The Letter”
    The Box Tops
     
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  3. Zardok

    Zardok Forum Resident

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    There are still printed papers and letters on a daily basis. However Human League's "Almost Medieval" offers plenty of scope:

    "Jump off the tarmac there's no stagecoach speed limit
    Outside the office hangs the man on the gibbet"
     
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  4. mikee

    mikee Forum Resident

    John Sebastian and the Lovin' Spoonful from 'Darlin' Be Home Soon':
    "And now a quarter of my life is almost passed"
    That line got a pretty good laugh from the audience (and a smile from John) when I saw him perform back in 1985 - so imagine now.
    - Then again maybe it's not quite so funny at this point
     
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  5. Phil Tate

    Phil Tate Forum Resident

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    Joni Mitchell - "Coyote"

    "You'll be brushing out a brood mare's tail
    While the sun is ascending
    And I'll just be getting home with my reel to reel"

    I know most people on here still love or even own reel to reels (me included), but to the general public they're an absolute relic.
     
  6. Palmreg

    Palmreg Forum Resident

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    Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Atari Baby
     
  7. sixtiesstereo

    sixtiesstereo Forum Resident

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    How about Elvis in "Got A Lot Of Livin' To Do"
    "And it's telling you to pitch a little woo with me"
    Does anyone today have a clue what that means?
     
  8. "Waiting on the station all day just to catch a glimpse of the morning train, just to see the wheels turning around, blowing off steam, see what I mean?"

    "Train" by Leo Sayer
     
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  9. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Here's an old song with the title and a link for the definition of courting or seeking affection.
    pitch woo
     
  10. davebush

    davebush New Test Leper

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    Lou Reed - "My Red Joystick"
    Kraftwerk - "Pocket Calculator"
     
  11. ripdan

    ripdan Well-Known Member

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    "we can stay and be slaves to our beepers and phones, or we can roll down the window and drive" The Floating Men
     
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  12. davebush

    davebush New Test Leper

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    John Fogerty - "Centerfield"
     
  13. TonyR

    TonyR Forum Resident

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    “Pocket Calculator” by Kraftwerk.
     
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  14. IWasInTheHouse

    IWasInTheHouse Active Member

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    Warren Zevon song Suzie Lightning -

    "She only sleeps on planes
    She's tired of going nowhere
    She's in Yugoslavia
    Working on a miniseries"
     
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  15. Chemically altered

    Chemically altered Forum Resident

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    Abacus by Genesis. :D
     
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  16. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

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    They still publish porn mags don't they?
     
  17. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

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    Billy Bragg - The Milkman Of Human Kindness (although I think some people do still get milk delivered).
     
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  18. bare trees

    bare trees Forum Resident

    "Let's pretend that people are free in East Berlin" - "Let's Pretend" by The Northern Pikes
     
  19. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

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    Weird Al - "UHF"

     
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  20. burntprairie

    burntprairie Forum Resident

    Space Invaders by the Pretenders
     
  21. Jackson

    Jackson Forum Resident

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  22. JumpinJimF

    JumpinJimF Got mashed potatoes. Ain’t got no T-bone.

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    Already an anachronism when he issued it. Being a nerd I had to investigate and found out that Leo's song appeared some 6 years after mainline steam locomotives ceased operating in UK.
     
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  23. JumpinJimF

    JumpinJimF Got mashed potatoes. Ain’t got no T-bone.

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    Apparently made a bit of a comeback during lockdown though.

    (edit - I mean Ernie, not Billy)
     
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  24. JumpinJimF

    JumpinJimF Got mashed potatoes. Ain’t got no T-bone.

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    "From Bombay to Santa Fe, Over hills and far away"

    Ian would need to find rhymes for Mumbai now. And Inuit for that matter.
     
  25. Darrin L.

    Darrin L. Forum Resident

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    "Court, make love to, flatter, as in They sat on the porch swing, pitching woo, or He's an excellent salesman, adept at pitching woo. This idiom, which may be obsolescent, uses pitch in the sense of “talk.” [Slang; early 1800s]"

    Definition of pitch woo | Dictionary.com
     
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