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Old 01-13-2001, 11:14 PM   #1
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In "Talking In Your Sleep", about 1:20 into the song, there are background vocals that are sung softly. What are they saying? "Thinking the day away" perhaps? Or maybe two or three different phrases???
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Old 01-13-2001, 11:14 PM   #2
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In "Talking In Your Sleep", about 1:20 into the song, there are background vocals that are sung softly. What are they saying? "Thinking the day away" perhaps? Or maybe two or three different phrases???
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Old 01-15-2001, 12:17 AM   #3
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Stop snoring???
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Old 01-15-2001, 12:17 AM   #4
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Stop snoring???
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Old 01-15-2001, 01:22 PM   #5
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"Turn me on, dead man" and
"I buried Paul."

I heard it from "The Walrus."



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Old 01-15-2001, 01:22 PM   #6
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I've never managed to work out what they're saying but I'll settle for "Stop Snoring" though. Love it!!

Seriously though, I'll have another listen and try and work it out. To be honest though, I always thought it was just a lot of mumbling.
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Old 01-15-2001, 01:22 PM   #7
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"Turn me on, dead man" and
"I buried Paul."

I heard it from "The Walrus."



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Old 01-15-2001, 01:22 PM   #8
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I've never managed to work out what they're saying but I'll settle for "Stop Snoring" though. Love it!!

Seriously though, I'll have another listen and try and work it out. To be honest though, I always thought it was just a lot of mumbling.
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Old 01-15-2001, 03:54 PM   #9
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Painter ... 'mumbling' ? on a Gord record!
Shame on you. Go listen again.
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Old 01-15-2001, 05:02 PM   #10
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Yes 2Much, this perplexing question reminded me of the Beatles. So I knealt down with the subwoofer in my left ear, the woofer in the right, played the song backward on a slower rpm, and heard very distinctly "Move over and stop snoring." Give it a try...

Oh, and be sure to have a few glasses of Blackberry Wine first!


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Old 01-15-2001, 05:02 PM   #11
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Yes 2Much, this perplexing question reminded me of the Beatles. So I knealt down with the subwoofer in my left ear, the woofer in the right, played the song backward on a slower rpm, and heard very distinctly "Move over and stop snoring." Give it a try...

Oh, and be sure to have a few glasses of Blackberry Wine first!


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Old 01-15-2001, 06:01 PM   #12
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Years ago, there was a discussion about this over on alt.music.lightfoot. Someone said that a band member had told them that the mystery backround lyrics were,"Take a potato." Of course, that poster might have been joking or the band member that told them could have been jerking their proverbial chain. It was about five years ago, I think, so I don't remember who the poster was or who the band member that was that supposedly told them.
I wish deja still kept their archives from that far back so I could look it up.
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Old 01-15-2001, 06:01 PM   #13
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Years ago, there was a discussion about this over on alt.music.lightfoot. Someone said that a band member had told them that the mystery backround lyrics were,"Take a potato." Of course, that poster might have been joking or the band member that told them could have been jerking their proverbial chain. It was about five years ago, I think, so I don't remember who the poster was or who the band member that was that supposedly told them.
I wish deja still kept their archives from that far back so I could look it up.
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Old 01-15-2001, 06:16 PM   #14
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SilverHeels,
Mumbling on the backing vocals only of course. Hope I only mumble when talking in MY sleep



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Old 01-15-2001, 06:16 PM   #15
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SilverHeels,
Mumbling on the backing vocals only of course. Hope I only mumble when talking in MY sleep



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Old 01-16-2001, 01:02 PM   #16
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Erica, that is so great that you heard that somewhere, because I've always "heard" the mumbling as "take a potato" too!
How bizarre, how bizarre......

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Old 01-16-2001, 01:02 PM   #17
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Erica, that is so great that you heard that somewhere, because I've always "heard" the mumbling as "take a potato" too!
How bizarre, how bizarre......

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Old 01-16-2001, 03:44 PM   #18
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by supaiblue:
[B]Yes 2Much, this perplexing question reminded me of the Beatles. ...
Oh, and be sure to have a few glasses of Blackberry Wine first!
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If I did that, I'd probably pass out and my wife would be the one to say "stop snoring!"

My vote is for "Degas Bodega," the artist's home (not really).

Played backward it's a crystal clear "Ah gay dob ah gayd," an old Eskimo phrase for "too much thought." LOL

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Old 01-16-2001, 03:44 PM   #19
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by supaiblue:
[B]Yes 2Much, this perplexing question reminded me of the Beatles. ...
Oh, and be sure to have a few glasses of Blackberry Wine first!
*******

If I did that, I'd probably pass out and my wife would be the one to say "stop snoring!"

My vote is for "Degas Bodega," the artist's home (not really).

Played backward it's a crystal clear "Ah gay dob ah gayd," an old Eskimo phrase for "too much thought." LOL

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Old 01-20-2001, 01:21 PM   #20
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I always thought it was "Get up and leave her", "Pick up and leave her", or "Could he believe her", but I always pondered over what it really was too!
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Old 01-20-2001, 01:21 PM   #21
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I always thought it was "Get up and leave her", "Pick up and leave her", or "Could he believe her", but I always pondered over what it really was too!
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Old 01-20-2001, 05:20 PM   #22
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sounds like "take him or leave him" to me!
I know what choice I'd be makin!
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Old 01-20-2001, 05:20 PM   #23
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sounds like "take him or leave him" to me!
I know what choice I'd be makin!
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Old 01-21-2001, 07:27 AM   #24
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Char, make room - I'm joining the queue.LoL
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Old 01-21-2001, 11:04 AM   #25
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I think Gordon is saying "Cranberry Sauce".. Uh no that was John Lennon at the end of Strawberry Fields LOL

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