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Old 05-07-04, 04:45 PM
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Bands who need to grow up lyrically

What bands that you can think of sound like they never grew up. For me it's Jimmy Buffett (enough alcohol and partying songs already), Sammy Hagar (enough P**** songs already), and ZZ Top (enough alcohol, P****, and party songs already). Any others?
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Blink 182.

But then they would lose their demographic...
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Good call on the blink one hehe. Aren't they like in their 30s now? Still with the potty jokes? That's like me still talking about Ejaculating on people's foreheads when I'm 30. Well....I guess that gives me about 9 years to get it out of my system, by then I might have moved onto Scat. Oops, went off on a tangent there.

Good call with Limp Bizkit, I was going to say them too, but then realized that I don't care hehe. I do care about Wes though, good thing he's outta there.
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Originally posted by cheapskate
Blink 182.

But then they would lose their demographic...
"I Miss You" definitely showed a more mature sound for them lyrically.
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Originally posted by cheapskate
Blink 182.

But then they would lose their demographic...
You should actually listen to their lyrics. Yes, they have some silly songs, but songs like Miss You, Adam's Song, ect. have great lyrics. A lot of Blinks lyrics ring true with me and how I feel a lot of the time.

Guess it's all relative.
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Slipknot **** that shitty ass piece of shit band
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That was thought provoking. I thank you sir.
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Originally posted by Crazie
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Subtle, yet to the point. Thank you.
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Blink 182 came to mind
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Dashboard Confessional.

how many songs about being sad and girls can you write.
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Dashboard Confessional.

how many songs about being sad and girls can you write.
How old is he? Whenever I hear his songs, I can't help but thinking of the Sonic Youth lyrics "screaming the poetic truths of high school journal keepers"...
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Originally posted by cheapskate
Blink 182.

But then they would lose their demographic...
Originally posted by Ergyu
Good call on the blink one hehe. Aren't they like in their 30s now? Still with the potty jokes? That's like me still talking about Ejaculating on people's foreheads when I'm 30. Well....I guess that gives me about 9 years to get it out of my system, by then I might have moved onto Scat. Oops, went off on a tangent there.
um, maybe you guys should actually listen to their new album before you assume they haven't changed up their approach to music. granted it took them longer than most would expect but their new direction shows they aren't much concerned with a demographic.
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If the haters here and abroad would sit down with Blink 182's new disc, they'd find a completely different band than the one that recorded tracks like "When You ****ed Grandpa."

I've been a fan since the Dude Ranch days and absolutely love the new disc. How they can grow up or become much more mature is beyond me.
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Dashboard Confessional.

how many songs about being sad and girls can you write.
never enough.

also: good job, benedict!
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Re: Bands who need to grow up lyrically

Originally posted by cdollaz
What bands that you can think of sound like they never grew up. For me it's Jimmy Buffett (enough alcohol and partying songs already),
Many Buffett fans realize that he has many, many better songs than his Cheeseburger/Margaritaville stuff. Unfortunately, he doesn't feel like he can tour without playing them, since so much of the concert crowd is the get drunk, yell lyrics, party crowd.

Just one example, from the Banana Wind CD. There are other, more recent examples, but this one is my favorite.

False Echoes, Jimmy Buffett

The skies over Cuba turned pink with the light
And the waterfront ritual began to ignite
All the ships in the harbour were warmed by the sun
Twenty-fifth of November, Nineteen twenty-one

On the old Chicamauga the signal jacks flew
And the message they spelled out caused a great ballyhoo
Every ship in Havana then hoisted away
All the pennants were flyin' on my dad's first birthday

(Chorus)
Enduring echoes call out from his past
Time ain't for savin', no, Time's not for that
Chasin' false echoes like a lost legionnaire
He waltzes on memories while he fades like a flare

Now his storybook childhood was not make-believe
On the decks of a tallship he was taught to achieve
Witnessed storms and starvation, natural wonders and force
Oh, the life of a sailor steers a wanderin' course

(Chorus)

Well, now life throws us curve balls we never can reach
He gave up the ocean but he lived by the beach
Where he raised up his family, taught us all to survive
Then the wind went away in 1995

Now the old Chicamauga has slipped by the way
She lies on the bottom of old Mobile Bay
Where the ghosts of his father and his brother are near
They protect him and tell him there's nothing to fear
'Cause it's family tradition we take to the sea
And it's a time in the future for Cameron and me

(Chorus)

The skies over Cuba were warmed by the sun
Twenty-fifth of November, 1921
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