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 Post subject: HolySons lyrics
PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:17 am 
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I'd be interested in some of the lyrics. I know that they aren't too hard to understand but since I'm not a native speaker it would be good to have them in written form. If that's something Mr. Amos wants.

Otherwise we could make this thread a place where everyone posts the lyrics as he/she understands them.. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: HolySons lyrics
PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:54 am 
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Despite the immense narcissistic implications,, there's nothing wrong with creating an archive of the lyrics,, you just have to tell me which ones you want to know-- I remember when I first bought 'Bug' by Dinosaur and opened the CD insert to find 2 blank white panels... as a kid/consumer we wondered what this meant?,, It seemed really 'arty' at the time// We assumed it was probably another signifier of some possible 'integrity'... in the 80's, when you bought an album it generally always had the lyrics inside,, I don't know where this started exactly (did the Sex Pistols include lyrics?),, but Dinosaur was the band that, for kids like me, defined that kind of vague mystique... Excellent! 10-4


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:08 pm 
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Oh, hell; I don't even know with which I'd like to start. Maybe all from Decline Of The West, still my favorite HS album.

Plus From Now On, Thorns, Chemical Fire, Family Man, Spirits High, Desire... too much?


I never wondered why bands didn't include lyrics when opening a CD and finding only a 4 page booklet. I guess they didn't want to "spoil" anything or wanted to promote a pretentious artsy image, like Tool. Anyway, what bothers me more are CD's with only one insert. If that doesn't stem from financial straits it's just laziness.


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 Post subject: Re: HolySons lyrics
PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:11 pm 
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<FROM NOW ON>

-written/demo'd in '96
-recorded between '04/'05
-released in '09 (Criminal's Return)

"I was weak once,, and too many times,, so now I'll be this strong
and now my thoughts arrange and complete,, it's too late to be sorry,, too late to be sweet to me
Every night is a wasted chance to change and every dawn,, From Now on...

It's your instinct to tease, It's impossible to please you
cuz you don't know just what you need,,
Every night is a wasted chance to change and every dawn,, From Now on..."


the original was four-tracked during the heavily-influenced-by-Daniel Johnston years with slightly different lyrics,, re-imagined as a floyd epic much later... 10-4


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:16 pm 
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unconfused wrote:
DR>Hermann!,, 'spirits high' only has one line!,,, 'cmon now...


Yeah.. I just noticed it too, sorry. It's getting late here. I just looked at the CD's when posting the request and wrote those down that I remembered to be my favorites.. Thanks for "From Now On". Keep them coming!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:23 pm 
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Great thread; there are quite a few Holy Sons lyrics that I've not been able to decipher.

The first indecipherable lyrics that come to mind are from "Cruel + Unusual." What is the missing piece in the line: "Just 'cause his day was fucked, he's got to fuck with mine ***indecipherable*** mind's not lit, or it's lit too bright"?

Also, from "Thorns": "Your ***indecipherable*** is ending soon, but you don't seem to ***indecipherable***"

From "No Claws": "Cover dust over my name, I'll never pass this way again. ***indecipherable******indecipherable******indecipherable*** History written, never made."

And, Emil, did you really grab people by the shoulders, stare into their eyes, and tell them that they're asexual?

Thanks...

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:13 pm 
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I was going to make this same topic.

That's from Wounded Son II, right? A voicemail sample, or something.

One I'm really curious about is To the Sour Beat. Since, initially, you're layering two verses over one another, I can't really make out what you're saying.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:52 pm 
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<No Claws>

-written/demo'd in '95
-recorded in '07
-released in '08 (Decline Expanded)

"Rush off to work again,, pushing off that mean last stair
Got a lotta streets to pound,, my head's turned down
Legs know the path and I wear a frown,,
If there is too much stress,, my liver cleans up the mess
It's just another dusty mop,, when yr weapons drop
If you tip back too much and yr night watch stops
I'm vulnerable to the thieves and all the other scum on the street
Don't you know there ain't no claws I'm searching for,,
There ain't no laws I'm searching for,,
There ain't no spells I'm searching for,,
There ain't no clause that I'm under to harness my mind...

Too much comfort dulls the mind,, shovels soil I hoped to find
Feelings cold on mind controlled,, wasted life on the blind
Cover dust over my name,, I'll never pass this way again
Change my walk,, lose their trail,, history written, never mailed..."

...really the only part that survived from the '95 version was the 'no spells that I'm under to harness my mind' turnaround -- the beginning was tacked on a decade later during a period of miserable walks to work after drinking too much nightly,,... I was also addicted to Samurai movies around that time (whatever particular film it was where Mifune gets robbed by thieves after getting drunk or something to that effect) - ...then there's an obvious Neil Young tremolo guitar break,, but for some reason the lap steel behind it reminds me of the slide guitar on the first Afghan Whigs 7" (Sister Brother/Hey Cuz,, Sub Pop singles 1990)... a band that's easy to dislike and generally didn't matter much,, but!,, that 7" stills stands up as a weird/elusive hybrid of the classic Mudhoney/Dinosaur sound from back then...


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 Post subject: Re: HolySons lyrics
PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:17 am 
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Here's what I hear in Gnostic Device:

I can't walk these streets at night
reality reveals and puts me right
I can't trust these eyes for/or reality's disguise
'til you put me in my place, put me up

This mind is not a microscope
the illusion is good the same as old(?)
for stripping it away I'm thanking you today
I (???) hating myself before

Always something I was doing wrong
I wasn't ever doing anything wrong
Just like criminal roaming waves(???)
Curious life knew I'd never stay
(???) hunt me down
but good luck seeing if I'm still around
'cause I'm not sure if my life did end
I'm so incredibly old my friend
I'm so incredibly old my friend




..and Satanic Androids

A black hole's pulling to suck in the light
a great mind's passed in the name of the fight
Too much (???) the daily batch
this world's been wasted on the spiritual trash
a lot of wrong stardust
a lot of ill bred arms
the sick and limping minds on the casualty farms

Satanic androids

I used to think skyscrapers were full
with souls who inevitably cared
but then you get into those deep dark cracks
and all the goodness fades to black
and then you bear into the secret lives
there's some shit(???) about the separate wives
I know I'm living in a selfish world
I know I'm living in a selfish world

Satanic androids


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:33 am 
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DR>Hermann wrote:

..and Satanic Androids

A black hole's pulling to suck in the light
a great mind's passed in the name of the fight
Too much (debris still floating) the daily batch
this world's been wasted on the spiritual trash
a lot of wrong stardust
a lot of ill bred arms
the sick and limping minds on the casualty farms

Satanic androids

I used to think skyscrapers were full
with souls who inevitably cared
but then you get into those deep dark cracks
and all the goodness fades to black
and then you bear into the secret lives
and some shit about the Stepford Wives <--a reference to the novel/movie by the same name
I know I'm living in a selfish world
I know I'm living in a selfish world

Satanic androids


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