History HaveAGayOldTime / Music

24th Sep '16 9:42:44 PM Trueman001
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** As was "stoned"; in the song "What a Swell Party This Is," when the singer says of a character "he was stoned", the intended meaning was "he was very drunk."
21st Sep '16 12:11:45 PM shokoshu
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* Music/NickCave has so much fun with the trope quoting from, of all, Literature/TheBible. So we have his albums "And the ass saw the angel" (from Numbers #22 - the ass is a donkey, of course) and even more [[GroinAttack "Kicking against the pricks"]] (from Acts of the Apostles - the prick is a stick to control oxen).
23rd Jun '16 8:15:22 AM BradyLady
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* The children's song, ''Kookaburra.'' "Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree/Merry, merry king of the bush is he/Laugh, kookaburra; laugh, kookaburra/Gay your life must be."
22nd Jun '16 6:23:51 PM Pichu-kun
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* "I'm Gay" by Music/BowlingForSoup mocks the idea thag TrueArtIsAngsty and repeatedly uses "gay" as a synonym for "cheerful".

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* "I'm Gay" by Music/BowlingForSoup mocks the idea thag that TrueArtIsAngsty and repeatedly uses "gay" as a synonym for "cheerful".
22nd Jun '16 6:23:01 PM Pichu-kun
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* Inverted wit the song "Baby, Lemme Bang Your Box". "Box" does ''not'' refer to a piano as the song claims.

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* Inverted wit with the song "Baby, Lemme Bang Your Box". "Box" does ''not'' refer to a piano as the song claims.



** The Platters' "The Great Pretender" is "happy and gay like a clown".
*** This song was also covered by [[Music/{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]], of all people.

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** The Platters' "The Great Pretender" is "happy and gay like a clown".
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clown". This song was also covered by [[Music/{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]], of all people.



** Somehow made it through in the family film ''{{Franklin}}'s Magic Christmas''. Nelvana was aiming to use the traditional unaltered lyrics of the featured songs, including going the whole nine yards with the complete 5-stanza version of ''Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star''.

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** Somehow made it through in the family film ''{{Franklin}}'s ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'s Magic Christmas''. Nelvana was aiming to use the traditional unaltered lyrics of the featured songs, including going the whole nine yards with the complete 5-stanza version of ''Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star''.



* "Under the Boardwalk", written in the 60s, has the singer saying that he and his baby will be "making love under the boardwalk". Presumably this means the sweet-talking kind and not the kind that would lead to getting sand in uncomfortable places. (Modern covers sometimes say "we'll be fallin' in love" instead.)

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* "Under the Boardwalk", written in the 60s, has the singer saying that he and his baby will be "making love under the boardwalk". Presumably this means the sweet-talking kind and not the kind that would lead to getting sand in uncomfortable places. (Modern covers sometimes say It could also be an intentional example as it was changed to "we'll be fallin' in love" instead.)in radio edits.



* Music/JohnnyCash's ''Jackson'', about a bickering couple who want to break up and intend to go to the town of Jackson to celebrate their new-found unattachment, contains a verse where Cash promises to "snowball Jackson". Presumably he means that he intends to roll right over it, like a snowball rolling down a hill gathering snow and speed as it goes, rather than the modern, {{squick}}y sexual connotation.
** "Snowball" could also mean to con everybody, play them for suckers, like a snow job.

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* Music/JohnnyCash's ''Jackson'', about a bickering couple who want to break up and intend to go to the town of Jackson to celebrate their new-found unattachment, contains a verse where Cash promises to "snowball Jackson". Presumably he means that he intends to roll right over it, like a snowball rolling down a hill gathering snow and speed as it goes, rather than the modern, {{squick}}y sexual connotation.
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connotation. "Snowball" could also mean to con everybody, play them for suckers, like a snow job.




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* "I'm Gay" by Music/BowlingForSoup mocks the idea thag TrueArtIsAngsty and repeatedly uses "gay" as a synonym for "cheerful".
7th Jun '16 8:41:17 AM Doug86
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* From the WorldWarOne era song "It's a Long Way to Tipperary":

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* From the WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI era song "It's a Long Way to Tipperary":



* The WorldWarI song ''Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag'' has the line "While you've a Lucifer to light your fag". At the time Lucifer was a popular brand of matches while fag was slang for a cigarette.

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* The WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI song ''Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag'' has the line "While you've a Lucifer to light your fag". At the time Lucifer was a popular brand of matches while fag was slang for a cigarette.
16th May '16 11:24:40 PM erforce
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* [[ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap's]] "Cups And Cakes" uses "gay" in the sense of "happy" (what a gay time it will be"). The song was released in 1984, but in the world of the mockumentary it's from, it's supposed to be a song from in the 60's. There was probably some deliberate humor in placing that word in a campy, [[TastesLikeDiabetes overly cutesy]] song by what was otherwise meant to be a heavy metal/ hard rock band.

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* [[ThisIsSpinalTap [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap's]] "Cups And Cakes" uses "gay" in the sense of "happy" (what a gay time it will be"). The song was released in 1984, but in the world of the mockumentary it's from, it's supposed to be a song from in the 60's. There was probably some deliberate humor in placing that word in a campy, [[TastesLikeDiabetes overly cutesy]] song by what was otherwise meant to be a heavy metal/ hard rock band.
17th Nov '15 4:21:05 PM phoenix
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* In the TheVillainSucksSong of ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'' (as sung by the fantastic late ThurlRavenscroft), one of the lines in the song's last verse reads as follows:

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* In the TheVillainSucksSong of ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'' (as sung by the fantastic late ThurlRavenscroft), Creator/ThurlRavenscroft), one of the lines in the song's last verse reads as follows:
20th Oct '15 9:10:13 AM LadyJafaria
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* The term ''rock'n roll'', itself, is an inversion. Originally, in the early 20th century, it was a slang used by black people for sex. By the time the term was coined for the musical style, its meaning was greatly toned down to refer to sock hops and other such parties.

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* The term ''rock'n roll'', itself, is [[GetTheeToANunnery an inversion.inversion]]. Originally, in the early 20th century, it was a slang used by black people for sex. By the time the term was coined for the musical style, its meaning was greatly toned down to refer to sock hops and other such parties.
21st Aug '15 5:43:20 PM esq263
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* Discussed in "Back When", by Music/TimMcGraw, in which he longs for a time when words like "hoe", "blow", "screw", and "Coke" had much more innocent meanings.
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