Twenty-something and a poem

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Twenty-something and a poem

#1 Post by Actually » Wed 02 Jan 2019, 3:15 pm

Loving the read of One Hundred lyrics and a poem by Mr Tennant. Good selection of lyrics & even though a lot of them are self explanatory it's nice to finally have an in depth view from the master himself. My best lyric and this is probably because it was not included in the final cut of the song is verse three of Twenty-something;

Twenty-something
meet and greet
Avoiding that
bubonic creep
A vampire who
seemed so friendly
stole your ideas
still feels envy
Oh, Twenty-something
in too deep

....Sublime. Apparently this verse was omitted from the original song because they felt it made it too long....would have been fine for the album version. Let's just hope there is a demo of it hanging around. Talking of Twenty-something....Twenty five words in the Poem. Lovely & meaningful poem but be honest who thought it would be longer?
Never the less a perfect companion to a host of beautiful songs from Tennant & Lowe.
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#2 Post by ZiggyPSB » Wed 02 Jan 2019, 4:28 pm

Ooooh sounded like Twenty-something would have went darker still.
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Re: Twenty-something and a poem

#3 Post by Future Lover » Wed 02 Jan 2019, 9:24 pm

"Bubonic creep" sounds kinda rapey. (I had to google "bubonic" in other contexts)

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#4 Post by rashomon » Wed 02 Jan 2019, 11:19 pm

Was gonna say ... don't like the word 'bubonic'

... definitely the right call to have dropped this verse in my opinion.
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#5 Post by Bulldog » Thu 03 Jan 2019, 8:56 pm

There should have been an extended mix with that verse, much like The Pop Kids had. Hearing it now it's one of the best tracks from Super.
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#6 Post by leesmapman » Fri 04 Jan 2019, 12:05 am

Neil quoted these lyrics in Literally 42, page 17. He also mentions 1 or 2 other verses were scrapped but these were not printed

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#7 Post by Xakrij » Fri 04 Jan 2019, 12:41 am

Bulldog wrote:
Thu 03 Jan 2019, 8:56 pm
There should have been an extended mix with that verse, much like The Pop Kids had. Hearing it now it's one of the best tracks from Super.
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How many songs have the word bubonic in the lyrics?
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Re: Twenty-something and a poem

#8 Post by regularjoe » Sat 05 Jan 2019, 7:29 pm

Wasn't there one on the album before called "Love is a Bubonic Concept"?

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