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Post by tiffiny » Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:39 pm

i was just thinking the other day that i originally heard "iambic pulse in the veins" as "i am impulsive and vain". not as far fetched as it could be.
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Post by Dubras3 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:03 pm

I swear on the last line of the piano version of Jet Lag, Frank says "I used to be useless....", rather than "I used to be slick...."

Seriously, there's definitely a syllable before the 's'.

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Post by LizLP » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:05 pm

Dubras3 wrote:I swear on the last line of the piano version of Jet Lag, Frank says "I used to be useless....", rather than "I used to be slick...."

Seriously, there's definitely a syllable before the 's'.
his breathing perhaps? xD
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Post by nellied » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:00 pm

Dubras3 wrote:I swear on the last line of the piano version of Jet Lag, Frank says "I used to be useless....", rather than "I used to be slick...."

Seriously, there's definitely a syllable before the 's'.
Me too! But in every other version its definitely slick. I wondered if it was just a change in this version?

Edit: I was having another listen on the drive back to Liv tonight and although it still sounds like useless, I think its "so slick" rather than just "slick" as in other versions.
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Post by FelipeS » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:24 am

skhmmi wrote:
nellied wrote:Can someone correct me on sons of liberty - I hear yellow-mance alone. Its makes no sense. But I still sing it.
http://frank-turner.com/blog/lyrics/
Frank once again shows he's a super genius by referencing T.S Eliot's poem "The Hollow Men," I swear I can't understand any other Eliot's poetry. Then again Eliot writes in Italian randomly and I'm an uncultured American and can't read any other language.... :P

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Post by Laura? » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:18 am

For the longest time I thought that "I don't want all her exes to be people I know." was "I don't want no homo-erectus to be people I know."

Which left me greatly confused.

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Post by frank » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:38 am

Laura? wrote:For the longest time I thought that "I don't want all her exes to be people I know." was "I don't want no homo-erectus to be people I know."

Which left me greatly confused.
this is much better. edit.
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Post by smige2 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:59 pm

FelipeS wrote:
skhmmi wrote:
nellied wrote:Can someone correct me on sons of liberty - I hear yellow-mance alone. Its makes no sense. But I still sing it.
http://frank-turner.com/blog/lyrics/
Frank once again shows he's a super genius by referencing T.S Eliot's poem "The Hollow Men," I swear I can't understand any other Eliot's poetry. Then again Eliot writes in Italian randomly and I'm an uncultured American and can't read any other language.... :P
I referenced that poem in a lyric before POTD came out, and now it looks like I've ripped off Frank once again when this time I actually haven't.
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Post by Dubras3 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:36 am

I figure that with new album coming out next week (!!!!) and with the stream currently up on a couple of websites, this topic is going to become very relevant again very soon.

To get things started. I'd appreciate it if something could help me figure out Balthazar Impresario. This is what I've got so far:
My name is Balthazar Impresario
It's written at the bottom of the page
I have artist's hands, though I'm a working man
But my craft has been forgotten by the age
So tonight will be my last night on the stage

This is my family's trade, my father built this place
In the timing of the twentieth century
I have been working here, for some fifty years
But the young'uns they stayed glued to TV screens
And the old girl is dying on her feet

Once more to the _____
One more curtain call
Give the crowd everything they're asking for and more
Always make them laugh
Try to make them cry
Always take the stage like it's the last night of your life

My friends from theatre school all said I was a fool
For reading Shakespeare for the music hall
And now our son's left home, he set out on his own
The critics think we're quite the set to fall
But they've only seen the show from the stall

Once more to the _____
One more curtain call
Give the crowd everything they're asking for and more
Always make them laugh
Try to make them cry
Always take the stage like it's the last night of your life

And all the things we've seen, behind these tattered seams
And all the smiling faces with the lamplight in their eyes
And each imperfect tense, ______________
Only takes a moment but for me they'll never die

Because we are respected
We ____________________
We are the ghosts of Vaudeville
___________________

We ____________________
Yeah but we'll never be famous
We aren't mere artists, we are something more:
We are entertainers

I smooth my thinning hair in a gilded mirror
To try and hide the tell-signs of my age
My name is Balthazar Impresario
And tonight will be my last night on the stage.
The underscores refers to the areas that I can't understand but if you spot any other mistakes, feel free to correct them!

(I'm definitely not sure about "The critics think we're quite to set the fall/But they've only seen the show from the stall". It's almost certainly wrong.)

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Post by halfpint » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:57 am

"Once more to the boards."

"Each imperfect tense" should read (I think) "each imperfect turn flickers once and burns"

It sounds like "We are respected we're not remembered"

"We are the fathers of the halls but we will never be famous"

I am still trying to work out the rest!


:D

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Post by Dubras3 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:14 am

halfpint wrote:"Once more to the boards."

"Each imperfect tense" should read (I think) "each imperfect turn flickers once and burns"

It sounds like "We are respected we're not remembered"

"We are the fathers of the halls but we will never be famous"

I am still trying to work out the rest!


:D
Yeah, I think you're right. Great! I think we've got it:
My name is Balthazar Impresario
It's written at the bottom of the page
I have artist's hands, though I'm a working man
But my craft has been forgotten by the age
So tonight will be my last night on the stage

This is my family's trade, my father built this place
In the timing of the twentieth century
I have been working here, for some fifty years
But the young'uns they stayed glued to TV screens
And the old girl is dying on her feet

Once more to the boards
One more curtain call
Give the crowd everything they're asking for and more
Always make them laugh
Try to make them cry
Always take the stage like it's the last night of your life

My friends from theatre school all said I was a fool
For leaving Shakespeare for the music hall
And now our son's left home, he set out on his own
The critics think we're quite the set to fall
But they've only seen the show from the stall

Once more to the boards
One more curtain call
Give the crowd everything they're asking for and more
Always make them laugh
Try to make them cry
Always take the stage like it's the last night of your life

And all the things we've seen, behind these tattered seams
And all the smiling faces with the lamplight in their eyes
And each imperfect turn flickers once and burns
Only takes a moment but for me they'll never die

Because we are respected
We're not remembered
We are the ghosts of Vaudeville
Unremembered

We are the fathers of the halls
Yeah but we'll never be famous
We aren't mere artists, we are something more:
We are entertainers

I smooth my thinning hair in a gilded mirror
To try and hide the tell-signs of my age
My name is Balthazar Impresario
And tonight will be my last night on the stage.
edit: some corrections
Last edited by Dubras3 on Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by halfpint » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:52 am

Can you change it to "each imperfect turn"- not "tense" and I think it's "for leaving Shakespeare" not "reading Shakespeare"?

:)

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Post by i expect u2 die » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:56 pm

In Redemption, I can't help thinking Frank is about to sing "and it's written clear in my diarrhea"

Incidentally, the song itself is a thing of beauty, the second half of this album is stunning.

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Post by Karlol » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:12 pm

i expect u2 die wrote:In Redemption, I can't help thinking Frank is about to sing "and it's written clear in my diarrhea"
This.

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Post by strange musings » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:59 pm

i expect u2 die wrote:In Redemption, I can't help thinking Frank is about to sing "and it's written clear in my diarrhea"
Ahahaha somehow I think that's the opposite of the emotion he wants to convey :')

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