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Transcription / Re: [LYRICS] Draw a Crowd
« 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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Tour Board / Re: Manchester 29/11/12
« on: December 04, 2012, 05:26:03 AM »
Selfless Cold and Composed
Which Ben lost his way in half way through. I couldn't work out how, but hey.

Sledge was funny and awesome - I looked across at him during all the awesome bass bits, and there he was, jamming along.

Darren also looked like he really enjoyed the whole thing - especially when he was playing some of the stuff off the first album.

All in all - excellent. Loved it, but I was amongst some tossers in the crowd which was annoying. And I'm going again tonight (which starts at 8:55 oddly... Maybe that's for Emaline)

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Tour Board / Re: Manchester 29/11/12
« on: December 04, 2012, 05:22:25 AM »
I've seen Ben in a number of UK cities now, and have to say he seems to absolutely love playing in Manchester more than anywhere else. He just seems to have a real connection with the crowd, more so than any of the other places I've seen him. Wonder if that's a conscious thing or not?
Yeah, it is odd, but bands always seem quite happy with Manchester crowds, so maybe its us and not him.

By the way, Bitter Ruin are on twitter and facebook and their CD is 5 and they'll be at the merch stall and now we're going to scream for another 2 minutes and tell you all this again.

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Transcription / Re: [LYRICS] On Being Frank
« on: September 13, 2012, 12:17:35 PM »
Given Sinatra's history, I heard it as "Mafia Dons and Presidents." 
Yeah, it totally is.

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Transcription / Re: [LYRICS] The Sound of the Life of the Mind
« on: September 13, 2012, 11:58:44 AM »
I transcribed it in the "streaming" thread.  Still 2 words I don't know, but otherwise I think its correct (The U.S. History references I'm 100% on).  I'll let you look up their significance rather than explain in another one of my billion-word posts.  BTW, Ben said this song is about author/journalist/NPR personality, Sarah Vowell.  I HIGHLY recommend her work if you haven't read it.  Explores obscure parts of US History with suburb wit and a lot dry humor.
Ah, my apologies, I thought I'd found all the ones people had done already.

I shall have a look.

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Transcription / Re: [LYRICS] On Being Frank
« on: September 13, 2012, 11:38:29 AM »
Just spotted the new tagline :)

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Transcription / Re: [LYRICS] Draw a Crowd
« 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!

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Transcription / [LYRICS] Thank You For Breaking My Heart
« on: September 13, 2012, 11:18:55 AM »
Think this is all right.

Yeah, I want a different answer
So I ask you once again
But the truth's in the silence
and this time I got it
It's over

Thank you for breaking my heart
Now I know that it's in there
I left it wide open
and asked you to stay
but you know better

Guess I thought it wouldn't happen
and I could care until it hurt
damn the ironic timing
the clouds and their linings
that open up and pour

And thank you for breaking my heart
Now I know that it's in there
What a fool to imagine
that you'd feel the same
but you know better

Rain has washed the leaves away
Skeletons and stars
I'm pulling the door to
And closing the blinds

So thank you for breaking my heart
Now I know what it feels like
and it hurts so badly
Tell me this will pass
Soon enough know better

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Transcription / [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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Transcription / [LYRICS] On Being Frank
« on: September 13, 2012, 11:14:57 AM »
Got most of this one, just a couple of wooly words right in the middle I can't pickup. (Updated, and nominally finished)
Please feel free to update, tell me where I might be wrong, etc.

I had it all
Or should I say I saw it all?

And it's a long way from the
dustbin of New Jersey to the top
who would have known?

Who would have known?

I had a dream
But dreams had other plans for me

For thirty years I set the thermostat
where Frank Sinatra liked it
pulled his girls and hung his hats
I never knew which ones were mine
now he's gone
I'm alone

And I don't know where I might be going
Rode the wind, the wind stopped blowing
Set me on the roadside coming home

But no
from me it was always someone else you know
That shadows always fall
when the sun goes down

I shook the hands
of mafia dons and presidents
and though they always smiled politely
with a measure of decorum
still their eyes would scan beyond me
for a glimpse of something more
But now he's gone
Now they're gone

And I don't know where I might be going
Rode the wind, the wind stopped blowing
Set me on the roadside coming home

But oh
For me it was always some one else you know
That shadows always fall
when the sun goes down

Alone
The shadow of a star, don't you know
That shadows always fall
yeah shadows always fall
and then the sun goes down

And I don't know where I might be going
Rode the wind, the wind stopped blowing
Set me on the roadside coming home

And Home
For me it was always some one else you know

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Transcription / [LYRICS] The Sound of the Life of the Mind
« on: September 13, 2012, 11:13:52 AM »
I need some help here. There seem to be quite a few probably American references I just can't get. But the bulk is done.
Please feel free to update, tell me where I might be wrong, etc.

Aped's brother wants to beat up Paul
The boys have gone to watch,
Some of the girls are down at the mall,
Justine's got Cherry Cola and scotch,
la da da da

Later on it's everyone round to Bec's
Her parents are away in New York
Sarah, well, she just can't bear
the stupidity, the porn and the grime
She stays at school so that she can hear
the sound of the life of the mind

And it's noisy up there
It rocks like a mother
Rosa Parks and DNA
Joan of Arc and JFK
But it's noisy up there
It rocks like a mother

She's cut 'em all out of her social circle
Won't introduce them to (Lee and or Frost)?
Doesn't wanna let them get to know (possibly Keith R Startz, deceased US politician)
They'll never know what they have lost

But Sarah well she just can't bear
The stupidity the boredom and lying
She stays at school so that she can hear
the sound of the life of the mind

And it's noisy up there
It rocks like a mother
Burning Cuts? and Fortunes Wheel
????? and ?????
But it's noisy up there
It rocks like a mother

Sarah already knows
Pretty soon she'll be leaving
She'll be suited up in whatever she can find
She doesn't want to hear about
pregnancies
foam fights, TV takeouts
have sex, weddings
the sound of the life she'll leave behind

Yeah it's noisy up here
it rocks like a mother
And it's noisy up there
It rocks like a mother

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Album Board / Re: The Sound of the Life of the Mind - What do you think?
« on: September 13, 2012, 09:29:59 AM »
So. I'm pretty positive about the album, and it's interesting to read everyone else's thoughts on it.

I've never been a huge fan of Ben's ballads - certainly not something I listen to on repeat. So inevitably Michael Praytor, Erase Me and Draw a Crowd are the stand out tracks on the album. I love the fuzz of Erase Me, but Michael Praytor has some truly awesome playing from Mr Sledge on it. Really love the opening of Draw a Crowd.

But I do love the fact that it does feel like BFF are back - the harmonies in places are brilliant, and exactly what I love about the first two albums. From what Ben said yesterday on the webcast, the harmonies got added later on as he realised it was too much like his solo albums, and I really hope that realisation means that any future albums will be written slightly differently keeping the emphasis on maintaining the Five sound from the beginning.

Not overly keen on Sky High, although it's grown on me, love On Being Frank, can take or leave the title track (or Landed, Part 2 as the opening chords suggest), love Thank You For Breaking My Heart - the lyrics are brilliant and mean so much to me.

Forgot the other two. That's also my review of them.

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News / Re: Ben Folds Eats Humble Pie
« on: September 13, 2012, 09:13:17 AM »
As brilliant as Jared was, I'm sure he'd admit himself that he's no Sledge.

And random post Jared guy was just awful.

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Transcription / Re: [CHORDS] Sky High
« on: September 08, 2012, 11:18:04 PM »
I pointed out that I think this song sounds very Hotel Lights - if you imagine the chords being played on guitar rather than piano and Darren singing, it could go straight on the next album.

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News / Re: "Erase Me" stream
« on: September 06, 2012, 12:59:04 PM »
I think the Nick Hornby track is "The Sound of the Life of the Mind" not Erase Me.
Ah, OK.

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