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Not bad songs, most are good, but songs with lyrics that people from my and future generations won't get.
Memphis: Long distance operator give me Memphis Tennessee.
Operator: Operator, well could you help me place this call?


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In the not too distant future, songs involving gasoline and diesel may start becoming puzzling.

And who really wants their MTV these days?

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Well, the lyrics aren't necessarily outdated, but I feel outdated or at least inappropriate when singing Crack The Sky's "All American Boy":

Don't tell your mother I'm here tonight...
I think they know that I'm here with you
Your daddy's coming downstairs...

Yeah, a married 51 year old man singing that just sounds... skeevy.

But otherwise, a great tune!


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Originally Posted by Danzilla

Yeah, a married 51 year old man singing that just sounds... skeevy.
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Not quite as bad as "She's only 17, Daddy says she's too young, but she's old enough for me"


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Thanks, guys. Right now, I'm trying very hard NOT to picture Jagger at 70 singing "Stray Cat Blues." Just . . . yuck!

Back on topic, how about lyrics like, "I love Rock and Roll, Put another dime in the jukebox, baby."

"She's my Little Deuce Coupe . . ."


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"She caught th\e Katy, and left me with a mule to ride."

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I'm sure there's more...


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Hey Siri, please call my Mary Lou. REally doesn't work for me.

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It's funny. Sometime in November I watched the a movie on the last remaining Juke Joints. In it, Robert Johnson came up. With that I read more and more about Robert Johnson and then ordered All the recorded music of Robert Johnson. I listened to it and I read the lyrics from it. It's never old or out dated. Study Robert Johnson, there is some very cool and spooky stuff there that's great. Plus, everyone stole it and used it.

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Come on Baby Lets Do The Twist


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Originally Posted by desertbluesman
Come on Baby Lets Do The Twist

...plus every song ever that mentions a particular dance- Macarena, The Dougie, etc.


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How about national anthems for countries that no longer exist?


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She'll have fun fun fun till her daddy takes the Tbird away... cool


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From Generation Landslide by Alice Cooper (one of my favorite Alice Cooper songs)

"The over-indulgent machines were their children
There wasn't a way down on Earth here to cool them
'Cause they looked just like humans
At Kresge's and Woolworth's"


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Originally Posted by Larryz
She'll have fun fun fun till her daddy takes the Tbird away... cool



Nowadays, it would have to be “T-Mobile.”


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"She'll have fun fun fun 'til her daddy takes T-mobile away . . ." No, sorry, I'm with DinoMike on this, it just doesn't work.

Blondie's "Hanging On the Telephone": "Hang up and run to me!" Hang up what, and run where? He's right at your front door, texting you!

Once everybody has some version of Ring, songs like Men At Work's "Who Can It Be Now?" are going to sound pretty silly, too.


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@ Danny A, I think daddy taking away the T-Mobile would be just as bad as taking away the Tbird LOL! @ WP, +1 on Little Deuce Coupe, that one is full of car lyrics like: a competition clutch and 4 on the floor! Another car analogy: I got a hot rod Ford and a two dollar bill...or, My little GTO! OMG! cool


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She smiles and puts her hands in her back pockets Bette Davis style.
She's got Bette Davis eyes.


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Originally Posted by Winston Psmith
"She'll have fun fun fun 'til her daddy takes T-mobile away . . ." No, sorry, I'm with DinoMike on this, it just doesn't work.


Have you seen the smartphone zombies out there? Nearly hit one the other day who stepped off the curb in front of my car. She was FaceTiming/Skyping someone.

Hell...a while back, I noticed a couple on a date seated near me in a restaurant texting each other instead of talking.


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Originally Posted by surfergirl
She smiles and puts her hands in her back pockets Bette Davis style.
She's got Bette Davis eyes.


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Originally Posted by Dannyalcatraz
Nowadays, it would have to be “T-Mobile.”


roll Ain't that the truth.......


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Not much we can do about old music, old books, or anything else old, except enjoy what we like. What we create today will be old tomorrow. The word "old" itself, is relative, along with everything else. But I state the obvious, which goes along with this thread quite nicely.

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Well, I saw the thing comin' out of the sky
It had the one long horn, one big eye
I commenced to shakin' and I said "ooh-eee"
It looks like a purple eater to me
It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater
(One-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater)
A one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater
Sure looks strange to me (one eye?)
Well he came down to earth and he lit in a tree
I said Mr. Purple People Eater, don't eat me
I heard him say in a voice so gruff
"I wouldn't eat you 'cause you're so tough"
It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater
One-eyed, one-horned flyin' purple people eater
One-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater
Sure looks strange to me (one horn?)


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DBM that put a smile on my face. I don't sing so only remember a few key words to songs and I never really listened close to the purple people eater song. I have not heard it on radio for ages. Thanks again. Jim

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DBM that put a smile on my face. I don't sing so only remember a few key words to songs and I never really listened close to the purple people eater song. I have not heard it on radio for ages. Thanks again. Jim

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Here is the original Purple People Eater, by Sheb Wooley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9H_cI_WCnE


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Originally Posted by KuruPrionz
"She caught th\e Katy, and left me with a mule to ride."

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That one was outdated when it was written, really... I thought Taj Mahal was covering an older, traditional song, but he wrote it in '68.

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Originally Posted by p90jr
Originally Posted by KuruPrionz
"She caught th\e Katy, and left me with a mule to ride."

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That one was outdated when it was written, really... I thought Taj Mahal was covering an older, traditional song, but he wrote it in '68.


Hmmm.. depends on who you believe. That song was old before the Taj Mahal was a building. I am a big fan of Taj Mahal (saw him 3 times live) but he wrote that the way Led Zepplin wrote all those old blues songs on their first album.

Here is Big Joe Williams playing more or less the same song 2 years before Taj "wrote" it and talking about playing it way back when.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM-ebiCuVpo


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@ Kuru & P90, I didn't catch onto the Katy until 1999, when the Blues Brothers put out their version. My band got lots of good comments on the song and I got a kick out of singing it. I loved the lyrics (paraphrasing);

"Man my baby's long, Good gosh almighty my baby's tall:|| well my babies she's long, my babies tall, she sleeps with her head in the kitchen, and her feet out in the hall, I'm crazy bout that, hard headed woman of mine"... cool cool


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Originally Posted by KuruPrionz
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Originally Posted by KuruPrionz
"She caught th\e Katy, and left me with a mule to ride."

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That one was outdated when it was written, really... I thought Taj Mahal was covering an older, traditional song, but he wrote it in '68.


Hmmm.. depends on who you believe. That song was old before the Taj Mahal was a building.


Either way, the actual "Katy" railroad (the Missouri-Kansas-Texas RR) has been gone since 1988 but no one had caught them since the 1960s... Unless of course they hopped a freight! Which is possible...

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