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#1 Post by Old Soak »

Which are the songs that most make you think Neil is a lyrical genius? My top 3:

1. Nothing has been proved
2. After the event
3. Being Boring
And at the end/ Your funny Uncle staring / At all your friends / With military bearing

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1. Jealousy
2. DJ Culture
3. Left to my own devices

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Legacy
Winner
Everything means something

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Only The Wind
West End Girls
Yesterday, When I Was Mad
Have a look at my taste in music:
http://www.last.fm/user/NikacPokac

That’s the thing about negative energy, about hatred. It can be positive. It throws into relief all the things you know you like. It tells you, by elimination, what you’re about. Sometimes you can only define yourself by what you hate. Hatred becomes an inspiration; it makes you think, “What I’m doing now I totally believe in, and I don’t care what other people say.” Guided by hatred, you don’t have to follow the herd. - Neil Tennant

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#5 Post by West End Boy »

jules wrote:
Mon 09 Dec 2019, 5:45 pm
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What. :)
Tyrants and kings both meet the same fate, strung up at your city gate.

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#6 Post by TallThinMan »

My three that spring to mind are:

West end girls
My October Symphony
Casanova in Hell

Really it’s impossible to just choose three though.

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#7 Post by Nicholas »

Personal taste I suppose, but the lyrics to

One thing leads to another
This must be the place I waited years to leave
Decadence
Single
Nervously
Requiem in denim and leopardskin
I wouldn’t normally do this kind of thing
To speak is a sin
Only the wind
Rent
So hard
Miracles

are all f*** brilliant.

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#8 Post by goughsjd »

These pop to. Mind - >
The dictator decides
The survivors
To step aside
    Wolverhampton '02 / Gateshead '06 / Wolverhampton Civic '07 / Birmingham NIA '09 / London 02 '13 / Birmingham LG '14 / Glasgow Armadillo '17 / Birmingham Barclaycard Arena '17 / Garden ‘18 / Musik Bijou Edinburgh '19

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    #9 Post by glennjridge »

    I enjoy "Sad robot world" lyrics because I enjoy when Neil delves into a sort of oddball topic and makes it work. most artists will write about love and life and stuff like that, but to actually decide to write a song about the sad plight of robots, its actually kinda cool.

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    #10 Post by domino »

    Jack the lad, King‘s cross, Requiem
    A blues would be in B flat, pain defining wisdom,
    but the soul is in the high hat, programmed in the system.

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    #11 Post by leesmapman »

    Don Juan
    Being boring
    One thing leads to another

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    Groovy
    Winner
    Was It Worth It

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    #13 Post by MikeyC »

    I have many favorite examples but one standout is the simple but clever “I Get Along.” I LOVE “the morning after the night before...”

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    #14 Post by Pod »

    One hit wonder
    Just for the sake of it, make sure you're always frowning. :|
    It shows the world that you've got substance and depth.

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    #15 Post by Mark R.Y. »

    This:

    I'm always hoping you'll be faithful
    But you're not, I suppose
    We've both given up smoking 'cause it's fatal
    So whose matches are those?

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