[LYRICS] Draw a Crowd

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[LYRICS] Draw a Crowd
« on: September 13, 2012, 11:16:13 AM »
Does anyone know who/what Fenella Thunder might be? I'm sure I'm just not hearing it properly. (Updated based on the below)
Please feel free to update, tell me where I might be wrong, etc.

Damn

I ordered something
It took a while
This morning something
was on my doorstep

What's this I'm holding
Time Capsule order
Cause I'm a brand new man
And I don't think I want it

I don't think I want it

A row of flags
Hanging behind me
A garden of mics and questions
And photo flashes blind me

And I'm so hot
I can't recall my statements
I only know I made 'em
Because my face vibrated

(Is it all in my mind?)
I could have sworn I saw it
(I thought I was fine)
Defined is what I call it

Oh, if you're feeling small
if you can't draw a crowd,
draw dicks on the wall

Oh, if you're feeling small
and you can't draw a crowd,
draw dicks on the wall

I was gruntled when
It was just feet on gravel
to have come apart
I must have once been ravelled

Now I'm pretty free says
don't mean a thing
And I want to settle
I sing the line again

So smooth you can hear the beard
So smooth you can hear the beard (you can hear the beard)
Sometimes it's poetry
So smooth you can hear the beard

Oh, if you're feeling small
and you can't draw a crowd,
draw dicks on the wall

Oh, if you're feeling small
and you can't draw a crowd,
draw dicks on the wall
if you can't draw a crowd,
draw dicks on the wall

And if you can't draw a crowd
semaphore what you can draw

I'm just sayin'

I-I-I-I'm just sayin'
what is sayin
that I'm just sayin'
lend any weight
to what I'm saying

Oh it's come back again
I can't ignore it
I'm a brand new man
but I'm still paying for it

Oh, if you're feeling small
and you can't draw a crowd
draw dicks on the wall

Oh, if you're feeling small
and you can't draw a crowd
draw dicks on the wall
if you can't draw a crowd
draw dicks on the wall
if you can't draw a crowd
draw dicks on the wall

And if you can't draw a crowd
semaphore what you can draw

I only wanted
to be Stevie Wonder
But I got to settle
for this vanilla thunder
(If you can't Draw a crowd)
Oooh, this vanilla thunder
(If you can't Draw a crowd)
Oooh, this vanilla thunder
(If you can't Draw a crowd)
Tears of vanilla thunder
(You can't draw a crowd, if you're feeling small)

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Re: [LYRICS] Draw a Crowd
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2012, 11:25:14 AM »
In another thread we decided it was probably "Vanilla Thunder", as defined on the slightly NSFW Urban Dictionary: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=vanilla%20thunder

I think the last time he says it he says "Tears of (a) Vanilla Thunder".

Great work with these!

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So smooth you can hear the beard.

Re: [LYRICS] Draw a Crowd
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 11:28:14 AM »
I'm definitely going with "Taste my vanilla thunder"  :P

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Re: [LYRICS] Draw a Crowd
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 11:34:49 AM »
In another thread we decided it was probably "Vanilla Thunder", as defined on the slightly NSFW Urban Dictionary: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=vanilla%20thunder

I think the last time he says it he says "Tears of (a) Vanilla Thunder".
Ha, thanks Andy! Never heard the term before!

Re: [LYRICS] Draw a Crowd
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2012, 12:38:57 PM »
Taste my vanilla thunder

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Re: [LYRICS] Draw a Crowd
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2012, 05:14:11 PM »
Some changes...

Now I'm pretty free says Now in pretty phrases
don't mean a thing It don't mean nothin'  (The "it" could actually be "that" like he's singing "Now in pretty phrases that don't mean nothin'..."  Sounds like he sings "it", though.)
And I want to settle And I want to sell 'em
I sing the line again

So smooth you can hear the beard
So smooth you can hear the beard (you can hear the beard)
Sometimes it's poetry Three times is poetry
So smooth you can hear the beard

And it sounds like "Taste my Vanilla Thunder" at the end to me too.
A one-hit wonder with no hits...

Hey, that's Oh-Ned-Er!

Re: [LYRICS] Draw a Crowd
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2012, 07:12:03 PM »
And if you can't draw a crowd
settle for what you can draw

Re: [LYRICS] Draw a Crowd
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2012, 10:13:09 PM »
Also,  "I'm so high" not 'hot'

And, I'm just sayin, "Why does saying, 'I'm just saying.'    Not, 'what' does sayin.
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I really enjoy the meta lyrics of this one , what with the 'I'm just saying' phrase, and then, saying the beard line 3 times after the  "3 times is poetry" line.  Really fits the mood/vibe of the song.  Good stuff.

Re: [LYRICS] Draw a Crowd
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2012, 05:56:59 AM »
Now when pretty phrases
don't mean nuthin'
and I wanna sell 'em
I sing the line again

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Re: [LYRICS] Draw a Crowd
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2012, 01:10:48 PM »
Now when pretty phrases
don't mean nuthin'
and I wanna sell 'em
I sing the line again

There it is.  \m/



Also, sounds to me like this is:

I was gruntled puzzled when
It was just feet on gravel
To have come apart
I must have once been ravelled

A one-hit wonder with no hits...

Hey, that's Oh-Ned-Er!

Re: [LYRICS] Draw a Crowd
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2012, 10:36:51 AM »
Also, sounds to me like this is:

I was gruntled puzzled when
It was just feet on gravel
To have come apart
I must have once been ravelled

You know, the more I listen to this, the more I think "gruntled" is right - I can hear the "gr" and "t" sounds quite clearly.  Also, this would fit well with "ravelled", both being words which only really exist in the negative (disgruntled/unravelled).  Thoughts?

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Re: [LYRICS] Draw a Crowd
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2012, 05:27:53 AM »
You know, the more I listen to this, the more I think "gruntled" is right - I can hear the "gr" and "t" sounds quite clearly.  Also, this would fit well with "ravelled", both being words which only really exist in the negative (disgruntled/unravelled).  Thoughts?
Gruntled is definitely correct.

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Re: [LYRICS] Draw a Crowd
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2012, 11:13:01 AM »
You know, the more I listen to this, the more I think "gruntled" is right - I can hear the "gr" and "t" sounds quite clearly.  Also, this would fit well with "ravelled", both being words which only really exist in the negative (disgruntled/unravelled).  Thoughts?
Gruntled is definitely correct.

hmm...according to the handwritten lyrics by Ben, it's "gruntled".