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Old 06-19-2019, 12:44 PM   #1
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Many years ago, listening to ‘Can’t Depend on Love’ I heard the line ‘I was only trying to get by with some of life’s amenities’ as ‘I was only trying to get by with some of life’s many tears.’
Also, ‘I can’t depend on love to defend me’ as ‘I can’t depend on love to be fair to me.’
Oddly enough, it seems to give the whole verse a completely different meaning and one I could identify with because of something that happened to me in a relationship.

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Old 06-20-2019, 06:22 AM   #2
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I can figure out most of Gordon's lyrics pretty easily upon first hearing them. However, for the first few times I listened to "Carefree Highway," I thought he was singing"Every Highway." For "Circle of Steel" (my #1 Gordon song), I couldn't figure out "her heirloom cup" without the help of the lyric sheet from the piano/guitar that I have of his "Sundown" album. It was actually easier for me to figure out all of the French lyrics to "Nous Vivons Ensemble" just by replaying the song. Go figure!



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Old 06-21-2019, 04:41 AM   #3
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Thanks, Gail.
It’s been much easier since you can easily look up the lyrics on the Internet.
I’m with you on ‘Circle of Steel’, as it’s also one of my favourite GL songs.
What I do like doing is following the lyrics whilst listening, as it gives the songs an extra ‘something.’

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Old 06-22-2019, 05:01 AM   #4
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^ Yay for the internet!



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Old 06-24-2019, 03:27 PM   #5
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I can figure out most of Gordon's lyrics pretty easily upon first hearing them. However, for the first few times I listened to "Carefree Highway," I thought he was singing"Every Highway

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Thought he same myself.


Also for Old Dan's Records I though Gord was saying Dam.
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Old 06-25-2019, 01:13 AM   #6
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I still find it hilarious when I hear stories where someone thinks "Ghosts of Cape Horn" is about... err.. uhh… errrrr… uhh… "Gay Porn"
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Also for Old Dan's Records I though Gord was saying Dam.
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I still find it hilarious when I hear stories where someone thinks "Ghosts of Cape Horn" is about... err.. uhh… errrrr… uhh… "Gay Porn"

LOL!


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Old 06-25-2019, 05:20 AM   #8
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As for ‘Old Dan’s Records’, I originally heard it as ‘Old Dance Records’ which sort of makes sense...
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:00 PM   #9
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As for ‘Old Dan’s Records’, I originally heard it as ‘Old Dance Records’ which sort of makes sense...
I had to look this up but it rang a bell. Gordie's comments on that song for the box set collection:

"Kind of a play on the words old dance records. It reminds me of my uncle Jack's 78-RPM dance-record collection. It reminds me of hanging out with the grandparents at Christmastime or some other holiday, having a party and getting out the old vinyl."
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Old 06-27-2019, 05:47 AM   #10
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It probably wasn’t vinyl in those days...
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Old 06-27-2019, 04:13 PM   #11
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Nobody has mentioned the ditty about a 'Long Thin Dong" so I will
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Yeah John... it's "comin' up again"!!
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Old 07-03-2019, 10:23 PM   #13
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edit: John, you deleted your response!

Still I'll retain my downstreram reply:

That's what she said...
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