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#21 Chronos

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 10:59 PM

View Postjnoble, on 01 August 2016 - 10:58 PM, said:

Working Man:
"Log it up, seven, yay!
and Ill go to work at nine..."

and later towards the end:
"Well they call me the working maid..."

I had heard it as "Lock it up, seven, yay!"

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 11:46 PM

Available Light:
¨Chase the wind around the world, I want to lick a light!¨

Original:
¨Chase the wind around the world, I want to look at life.¨

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 10:26 AM

View PostMayra, on 31 July 2016 - 02:01 PM, said:

I set a course just east of Mayra :unsure:
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Posted 03 August 2016 - 06:09 PM

My first Rush record was All The World's A Stage, about 40 years ago (gah) and without access to the Internet or lyric sheets, I couldn't really make out what the words being sung were a lot of the time.

From Something For Nothing I remember hearing a line "you won't get wise, with the sweetest of inurii", despite having no idea what inurii might be. Also "Wonders in the Wirral" from Anthem of course. Oh yes and when I got my hands on a copy of Fly By Night, I remember hearing "I'll just give it a try, with my guitar strapped me-by" in Best I Can.

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 06:15 PM

Oh yes and from Finding My Way,

"Who's still alive? I'm coming out to get you"

and

"I've been on parole, and life's killing me yeah"

Actually having just listened to the ATWAS version again, it still sounds more like that than the supposed actual lyrics.

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 08:04 PM

From Far Cry

"F***ing with strangers and speaking in tongue"

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 09:14 PM

The Camera Eye

"But the city is calm in the Spiderman sea."

Original:
"But the city is calm in this violent sea."

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 08:06 PM

Force Ten:

Actual:  or skin as thick as thieves'

Misheard:  Pigskin thick as thieves.

Edited by pjbear05, 15 August 2016 - 08:11 PM.


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Posted 15 August 2016 - 09:20 PM

Middletown Dreams (Mainly the demo, but also the album version)
ORIGINAL:
The office door closed early...
MISHEARD:
Like a snow closed earning...

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 09:32 PM

View PostChronos, on 01 August 2016 - 10:59 PM, said:

View Postjnoble, on 01 August 2016 - 10:58 PM, said:

Working Man:
"Log it up, seven, yay!
and Ill go to work at nine..."

and later towards the end:
"Well they call me the working maid..."

I had heard it as "Lock it up, seven, yay!"

"Lock It Up 7 years" for me

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 04:27 PM

Oh boy, too many to count.

Cygnus X1, The Voyage:

Actual lyric: All who dare to cross her course

What I heard: God who dared to cross a cult

Temples of Syrinx:

Actual lyric: We are the priests of the temples of Syrinx

What I heard: We are the priests of the devil, I'm serious

[Of course at the time - very young kid - had misconstrued the red star of the federation as a satanic pentagram so the power of suggestion was doubtless at play]

Freewill:

Actual lyric: Genetic blends

What I heard: Je ne te plains ("I don't complain" in French, with the required final "pas" omitted)

I could go on and on but I'll stop here for now.

Edited by rftag, 16 August 2016 - 04:29 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 05:32 PM

But he's a lot more afraid of Your_Lion

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 07:03 PM

So I'm thinking about making a YouTube video based on this thread. I will give credit to the posters of the lyrics in the video. What do you guys think?

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 07:26 PM

View PostCitizen of the World, on 16 August 2016 - 05:32 PM, said:

But he's a lot more afraid of Your_Lion

I always think of Your_Lion when I hear that song.

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 07:33 PM

View PostJustus_2112, on 16 August 2016 - 07:03 PM, said:

So I'm thinking about making a YouTube video based on this thread. I will give credit to the posters of the lyrics in the video. What do you guys think?

Go for it!!

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 04:42 AM

Let a meat cake.

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 05:21 AM

Different Stages version of 2112: "...their power grows with purple straw..."

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 01:04 PM

There was (or maybe still is) a video of Red Barchetta on You Tube "with lyrics". Instead of "... from a better, vanished time" the lyrics read "... from a better-managed time."

Struck me that even if it sounds that way to someone, "better-managed time" makes no sense coming from Libertarian-leaning Neil (who'd doing the managing, and of what?), and certainly doesn't fit the underlying theme of the song (individual liberty vs the regulatory State). Some people shouldn't take it upon themselves to transcribe lyrics for public use.

Edited by Rutlefan, 18 August 2016 - 01:05 PM.


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Posted 18 August 2016 - 01:10 PM

"We are the priests of the temples of Syrinx, operate computers, fill the hallowed halls!"

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 01:37 PM

View Postericmichael1116, on 03 August 2016 - 08:04 PM, said:

From Far Cry

"F***ing with strangers and speaking in tongue"

I think that's Neil's attitude to most folks. :lol:




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