L.C. Song Hunt

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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Steven » Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:00 am

Hi Hartmut,

You are unequivocally correct. Had a song other than "Democracy" in mind, though.
That other one has a line with a word that can mean more than one thing, including
something to do with television.
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Post by Hartmut » Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:47 am

Steven wrote:Had a song other than "Democracy" in mind, though.
That other one has a line with a word that can mean more than one thing, including something to do with television.
Hi Steven,

'Tube', maybe?
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Steven » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:36 am

Hi Hartmut,

Yes, "Going Home" with its "tube" reference is another correct answer. The song I'm
seeking, though, still hasn't been identified. -- The particular line in that song also
mentions two financially different sectors.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:21 pm

Steven wrote:The song I'm seeking, though, still hasn't been identified.
:-)
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by uncleerwinone » Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:42 pm

Seems So Long Ago, Nancy

looking at the Late Late show
through a semi-precious stone.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by holydove » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:01 pm

Hi Steven,

My guess is: Tower of Song

"the rich have got their channels in the bedrooms of the poor"
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Steven » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:30 pm

Hi,

The answers of uncleerwinone and holydove are correct. The song and line provided by holydove are
what I had in mind. Thank you uncleerwinone and holydove.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by holydove » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:01 pm

This is a multi-question hunt, pertaining to one particular theme - I hope it's not too much; I think most of them will be very easy, & thought it's an interesting theme that's worth mentioning, & thought it might be fun - I hope it is & hope I'm not overstepping the non-existent rules! :)

Name 2 songs where permission, or directive, to speak is given; one song where permission or directive to speak is withheld; & one song where permission or directive to speak is potentially withheld & potentially given.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:54 am

I think the third song is 'If It Be Your Will'. - But I have no ideas for the first and the second song.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by B4real » Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:53 am

Hi Rachel, Here's what I guessed and it seems that Hartmut has the same idea for the last song :)

1a. That is to SAY what I have told him ~ Going Home
& But he does say what I tell him ~ Going Home
1b. Your servant here, he has been told
to say it clear, to say it cold ~ The Future

2. It's just that I can't speak ~ Coming Back To You

3. If it be your will
That I speak no more
And my voice be still
As it was before
I will speak no more
I shall abide until
I am spoken for
If it be your will ~ If It Be Your Will
It doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to B4real ~ me
Attitude is a self-fulfilling prophecy ~ me ...... The magic of art is the truth of its lies ~ me ...... Only left-handers are in their right mind!
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by holydove » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:08 pm

Thank you, Hartmut & Bev - well done!! :D

You are both right about the 3rd song. The verse Bev quoted is the one I thought of for the "potentially withheld" directive, & for the potentially given directive, I was thinking of: "If it be your will/ that a voice be true/ from this broken hill/ I will sing to you". But since the permission is "potentially" given/withheld in both verses, the first verse can certainly suffice for both.

Bev, you are absolutely right about 1a & 1b (I love how you numbered them!). You are also right about the song for #2; I was mainly thinking of the verse: "and they're handing down my sentence now/ & I know what I must do/ another mile of silence. . ." - because in that line, there seems to clearly be some kind of authoritative source that is demanding silence; but I also thought of "it's just that I can't speak", as a line that people might think of more readily, & that line also works just fine.

(I was about to declare that question "unfit for consumption", & withdraw it, so now I'm glad I didn't & I thank you both for your patience & perseverance!)
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by B4real » Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:21 am

Thanks Rachel, Glad you liked my numbering system! And don't worry if people take time to answer - there can be many varied reasons for it.
I don’t have a question in mind so here’s one on the spot now -

Name a song that is definitely not about secrets!
It doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to B4real ~ me
Attitude is a self-fulfilling prophecy ~ me ...... The magic of art is the truth of its lies ~ me ...... Only left-handers are in their right mind!
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Steven » Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:27 am

Hi B4real,

"Everybody Knows" is definitely not about secrets, unless what everybody knows is the result of
secrets having been disclosed. :)
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by B4real » Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:49 am

Hi Steven,
Well done, Everybody Knows was the song I had in mind!
Over to you now.
It doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to B4real ~ me
Attitude is a self-fulfilling prophecy ~ me ...... The magic of art is the truth of its lies ~ me ...... Only left-handers are in their right mind!
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Steven » Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:47 am

Hi,

In what song does a character fail to make eye contact?
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