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Old 10-23-2007, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Georgia.I rather be in GODS country Tennessee.Everybody knows Gods a VOLS fan.
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Who remembers this song?This is and has always been one of most favorite songs of all time.


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Old 10-23-2007, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Ack! It's always been one of my most reviled songs of all time!

This from someone who seriously loved the Poppy Family. Oh, well ...
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Georgia.I rather be in GODS country Tennessee.Everybody knows Gods a VOLS fan.
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Ack! It's always been one of my most reviled songs of all time!

This from someone who seriously loved the Poppy Family. Oh, well ...
I'm not surprised by your comment.There are so many people out there that hated this song and what it represented.

I really don't know why I like this song so much,it has just stuck with me for so many years.

It is a very sad song.

It's alot better than the original version which was written by Belgian poet-composer Jacques Brel in 1961.Terry Jacks had changed some of the words in the song along with rewriting the last verse and rearranging the words and chords in the chorus in order to "lighten up" the song.


Seeing how it's too late to edit my post.I meant to say that this was one of my most favorite sad songs of all time.

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Old 10-23-2007, 01:31 PM
 
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I listed this one as one of my favorite 70's songs, and............ I really enjoyed it tooooooo. It was just cool. I finally got it on my mp3 player. also "Rock On" from David Essex
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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The meaning of Brel's words, I think, were better delivered in poetic fashion than in the context of a pop song. But that's just me. So if pressed, I'll take Kurt Cobain's little version. Anyone's take on this is bound to be somewhat strange, but here it is for posterity.


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Old 10-24-2007, 01:28 PM
 
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I thought this was a joke post....Yeah, have to say, it sucked pretty bad even when I was a kid listening to and enjoying The Archies "Sugar, Sugar" and the newest Osmonds song. It defined new levels of suckage. On a musical level it probably sucked more than that which has ever sucked before....and as much as it sucked then, it hasn't aged well and it defies levels of description today except in those VH1 comedy shows about lousy 70's music.
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Georgia.I rather be in GODS country Tennessee.Everybody knows Gods a VOLS fan.
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I thought this was a joke post....Yeah, have to say, it sucked pretty bad even when I was a kid listening to and enjoying The Archies "Sugar, Sugar" and the newest Osmonds song. It defined new levels of suckage. On a musical level it probably sucked more than that which has ever sucked before....and as much as it sucked then, it hasn't aged well and it defies levels of description today except in those VH1 comedy shows about lousy 70's music.
Please don't hold back,let us know how you really feel about this song.

Thanks for the laugh.
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Old 10-24-2007, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Bloody hell. This song is a migraine set to music. Oh, and gotta love that hair. The guy looks like a Muppet.
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I ran a search for it and it said people that bought this music also bought a song called which way you going billy
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Georgia.I rather be in GODS country Tennessee.Everybody knows Gods a VOLS fan.
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I ran a search for it and it said people that bought this music also bought a song called which way you going billy

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