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Old 07-15-2018, 12:16 PM
 
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I was listening to songs from my "era" and began to notice a number of them have seriously outdated song lyrics. I thought I'd start with the ones that came to my mind and see what others could contribute.

Kodachrome
Koda what?

Escape (Pina Colada Song)
“So I wrote to the paper, took out a personal ad”
Until You Come Back To Me
“I'm gonna rap on your door, Tap on your window pane, I'm gonna camp on your step, Until I get through to you”
Now you’d call the cops on your stalker

Take A Letter Maria
Now he’d write his own damn e-mail
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Old 07-15-2018, 12:40 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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^^^LOL!

Operator -- Jim Croce

"Operator, well could you help me make place this call?"

..."And you can keep the dime."
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Houston, texas
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Wooly Bully-Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs

Hatty told Matty, let's don't take no chance
Let's not be L-7, come and learn this dance

"Let's not be L-7", means "Let's not be square", from the shape formed by the fingers making an L on one hand and a 7 on the other

According to Sam: "The name of my cat was 'Wooly Bully', so I started from there.

Squeeze Box- The Who

Mama's got a squeeze box, she wears on her chest
But when daddy comes home he never gets no rest.

"Squeezebox" is a slang term for accordions and related instruments.

Daltry said" There's nothing wrong with a bit of 'in-and-out,' mate!"
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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The Polaroid was the A-side of a 1979 single by Peter Hammill, credited on the record label as Rikki Nadir.


Me holidays on the Southern Sands,
Trying to get some fun by way of one night stands...
I clocked this girl, thought I'd give her the chat -
One of them Swedish blonde types
And I've always fancied that.

I showed her me Polaroid.
She said "I like it, will you
Please take my picture?"
I say "Right then", thinking
This is gonna be me lucky day.
She whips off her bikini top
And I think "OK!"


I say "It only takes a minute
For this thing to develop."
She says "I'd better push off now
Or me feller'll be jealous."
Just then I felt a hand on me collar,
And it was a Boy in Blue.
He says "You can't take nude photographs on this beach,"
And "I'm arresting you."

I protested me innocence,
But it was no use, the picture was forming;
He gave me the official warning that day.
He'd seen me Polaroid,
So what could I say?
I looked around, but she'd disappeared,
I say "You don't understand, this was all her idea!"
But the copper says "Don't worry son, I get the picture OK."


He took me Polaroid
And I got ten days.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:59 AM
 
Location: The Jar
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Sylvia's Mother by Dr. Hook

And the operator says 'Forty cents more, for the next three minutes'...

Last edited by picklejuice; 07-16-2018 at 10:25 AM..
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:00 AM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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Many songs refer to a specific date at the time of their writing. For example, "Heat of the Moment", by Asia.

"And now you find yourself in '82". (Song was released in mid-1982.)

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The phone references continue: "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand" (that's the song's title!) by the Primitive Radio Gods
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Old 07-16-2018, 12:58 PM
 
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^^^Yep!

Good example:1999-Prince
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Old 07-16-2018, 02:12 PM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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Myspace? What's that?

I'm a scifi fanatic / A mild asthmatic
And I've never been to second base / But there's whole another me /
That you need to see / Go check out Myspace

"Online" - Brad Paisley


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"Twentieth Century Fox" - The Doors. Not referring to the film studio but to a superficial, fashion-forward, attractive woman. ("Fox" being a term for a good-looking woman in the 70s.)
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Old 07-16-2018, 02:27 PM
 
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Talking to my sister this morning and she reminded me of a couple that were kind of creepy even in the day:

Girl, You'll be a Woman Soon- Neil Diamond
Young Girl Get Out of My Mind- Gary Puckett and the Union Gap

Another (not creepy) with a bunch of old references (dime in the juke box, Sears, Greasers, Parkway Diner), Italian Restaurant- Billy Joel
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:59 PM
 
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Long distance information give me Memphis, Tennessee
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