History WhamLine / Music

22nd May '18 4:52:16 AM jormis29
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* "What's Your Mama's Name", by Tanya Tucker, is about a man (named in the song as Buford Wilson) who is imprisoned after asking a little green-eyed girl what her mother's name was, offering her a piece of candy if she would tell. The people overhearing the conversation misconstrued his interest, and he was sent to prison for a month, suffering emotional ruin and dissolving into alcoholism. After the man died thirty years later, a letter was removed from his ragged jacket, revealing, in the song's final verse that [[spoiler: the girl was his daughter, Buford having identified her by her eye colour (which was the same as his) and he was trying to confirm it by asking for her mother's name.]]

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* "What's Your Mama's Name", by Tanya Tucker, Music/TanyaTucker, is about a man (named in the song as Buford Wilson) who is imprisoned after asking a little green-eyed girl what her mother's name was, offering her a piece of candy if she would tell. The people overhearing the conversation misconstrued his interest, and he was sent to prison for a month, suffering emotional ruin and dissolving into alcoholism. After the man died thirty years later, a letter was removed from his ragged jacket, revealing, in the song's final verse that [[spoiler: the girl was his daughter, Buford having identified her by her eye colour (which was the same as his) and he was trying to confirm it by asking for her mother's name.]]
21st May '18 1:24:36 PM Culfycavy
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I survived after the fall]]

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I survived after the the fall]]



---> [[FeelingTheirAge Twenty years, now. Where'd they go?]]

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---> [[FeelingTheirAge Twenty years, now. Where'd they go?]]go?]]
* Del Amitri’s ‘The Last To Know’ has the narrator complaining about a failed relationship and how his ex-partner has gone off with someone else but we don’t find out why the relationship failed until almost the last lines when the narrator wonders if her new partner ‘Is cheating on you/Like I cheated on you/And you were the last to know’
17th May '18 10:42:45 AM DaBradGuy
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---> [FeelingTheirAge Twenty years, now. Where'd they go?]

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---> [FeelingTheirAge [[FeelingTheirAge Twenty years, now. Where'd they go?]go?]]
17th May '18 10:42:13 AM DaBradGuy
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* If you're only familiar with "Like a Rock" by BobSeger from the Chevy ads, then the second verse begins with one hell of a wham line....
---> Twenty years, now. Where'd they go?

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* If you're only familiar with "Like a Rock" by BobSeger Music/BobSeger from the Chevy ads, then the second verse begins with one hell of a wham line....
---> [FeelingTheirAge Twenty years, now. Where'd they go?go?]
17th May '18 10:40:11 AM DaBradGuy
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* "Annabelle" by the Raging Teens starts out seeming like it's love song about a HardDrinkingPartyGirl - for example the singer mentions her wanting to stay out all night, being carried to bed after passing out on the floor, and even [[GrievousBottleyHarm hitting him on the head with a bottle]]. Halfway through the song, the bridge reveals she's one year old and the narrator is her father. It puts a certain comedic spin on earlier lines - for instance, that was probably a plastic baby bottle she hit him with.

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* "Annabelle" by the Raging Teens starts out seeming like it's love song about a HardDrinkingPartyGirl - for example the singer mentions her wanting to stay out all night, being carried to bed after passing out on the floor, and even [[GrievousBottleyHarm hitting him on the head with a bottle]]. Halfway through the song, the bridge reveals she's one year old and the narrator is her father. It puts a certain comedic spin on earlier lines - for instance, that was probably a plastic baby bottle she hit him with.with.
* If you're only familiar with "Like a Rock" by BobSeger from the Chevy ads, then the second verse begins with one hell of a wham line....
---> Twenty years, now. Where'd they go?
15th May '18 11:53:16 AM PhionixPowers
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* Music/ThirtySecondsToMars’s [[https://youtu.be/3WPBWRf_RQg “Tribute Song”]] toys with this. It’s a medley of [[Music/DavidBowie “Heroes”]], [[Music/{{Prince}} “Purple Rain”]], and [[Music/GeorgeMichael “Freedom”]], so you know it’s a tribute to late classic rock legends, or just the ones who died in 2016. Then, in the last four lines, Jared adds two more songs showing that’s not all to it:

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* Music/ThirtySecondsToMars’s [[https://youtu.be/3WPBWRf_RQg “Tribute Song”]] toys with this. It’s a medley of [[Music/DavidBowie “Heroes”]], [[Music/{{Prince}} “Purple Rain”]], and [[Music/GeorgeMichael “Freedom”]], so you know it’s a tribute to late classic rock legends, or just the ones who died in 2016. Then, in the last four lines, Jared adds [[GutPunch two more songs songs]] showing that’s not all to it:
27th Apr '18 1:41:47 PM MikeK
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---> [[Music/{{Soundgarden}} Black hole sun,]] [[GriefSong won’t you come,]] [[YouAreNotAlone won’t you come]]

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---> [[Music/{{Soundgarden}} Black hole sun,]] [[GriefSong won’t you come,]] [[YouAreNotAlone won’t you come]]come]]
* "Annabelle" by the Raging Teens starts out seeming like it's love song about a HardDrinkingPartyGirl - for example the singer mentions her wanting to stay out all night, being carried to bed after passing out on the floor, and even [[GrievousBottleyHarm hitting him on the head with a bottle]]. Halfway through the song, the bridge reveals she's one year old and the narrator is her father. It puts a certain comedic spin on earlier lines - for instance, that was probably a plastic baby bottle she hit him with.
27th Apr '18 1:06:20 PM MikeK
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* In The Handsome Family's "Lizard", some young girls in a small town are bitten by a lizard, and the town calls for the aid of Granny Green, a woman who they suspect of being a witch. She gives the girls a tonic, which causes the girls to be unable to stop dancing, then this spreads to the whole town. The wham line is "'[[PlaceboEffect there's just water', she said, 'in my tonic'"]]. Interestingly, this line occurs three quarters into the song, and the villagers disbelieve the revelation and just go further into hysteria.

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* In The Handsome Family's "Lizard", some young girls in a small town are bitten by a lizard, lizard and are subsequently bedridden, so the town calls for the aid of Granny Green, a woman who they suspect of being a witch. She gives the girls a tonic, which causes the girls to be unable to stop dancing, then this spreads to the whole town. The Granny Green laughs to witness them in this state, and the wham line is "'[[PlaceboEffect there's just water', she said, 'in my tonic'"]]. Interestingly, this line occurs three quarters into the song, and the villagers disbelieve the revelation her and just go even further into hysteria.
16th Apr '18 12:01:32 AM Twentington
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* In Patty Loveless's "Here I Am," the narrator spends the first two verses and choruses taunting her ex, insisting that he's only using alcohol and other women in vain attempts to forget her. She seems to relish watching his life fall apart without her. Then, she lets down her own guard and reveals the truth, revealing either massive projection on the narrator's part, or a devastating subversion of all AllLoveIsUnrequited.

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* In Patty Loveless's Music/PattyLoveless's "Here I Am," the narrator spends the first two verses and choruses taunting her ex, insisting that he's only using alcohol and other women in vain attempts to forget her. She seems to relish watching his life fall apart without her. Then, she lets down her own guard and reveals the truth, revealing either massive projection on the narrator's part, or a devastating subversion of all AllLoveIsUnrequited.
12th Apr '18 3:17:36 PM PhionixPowers
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--—> Purple rain, purple rain

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--—> ---> Purple rain, purple rain
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