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What the hell is it this time

 
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Raoul
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 3:22 pm    Post subject: What the hell is it this time Reply with quote

Good song,great video!
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allydodd
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed! Seems a culmination of much of the weird and wonderful artistic approaches that have set Sparks heads above everyone else over the years:
Russell's near operatic torment inside songs;
the synth work driving the music into non man's land perched between pop and C20 classical;
the witty and wacky lyrics over something deep;
Ron's performance art and mime of the L'il Beethoven, Hello Young Lovers and Exotic Creatures stage shows; and
the faux vintage of Guy Maddin collaborations.
Hoping this gets some exposure to attract the curious...
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allydodd
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How stunning is the t-shirt???!!! With so many stunning fans (see fans' Hippopotamus video), such a stunning t-shirt seems perfect!!
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SteveBoyce
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didnt expect to love it but I do!!
Much more to it than the live version.
Video is great and the lyrics hilarious.
That section My girl has left, my dog has left... cracks me up totally!
Don't see it as a hit record, but huge respect for being so bloody uncompromising.
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Dal
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't been here for a while; glad to see it's all buzzing because of these tremendous new songs! I love WTHIITT - it was my favourite song from the BBC 6 gig. There's a couple of words I can't make out towards the end of the song. Can anyone fill in the dotted line?

Historically, historically, we make an appeal
To something greater than we are when we need to heal
But donít concern him with your little band-aid affair
His temper will flare
Heíll rise from his chair

What the hell is it this time?

My God is great, my God is good
He loves every man
But show consideration when you pray in demands
His plate is filled with famine and with clean wholesome air
If Arsenal wins
He really donít care

What the hell is it this time?
What the hell is it this time?

Youíve asked him for redemption twenty times in the past
And twenty times heís granted it, and again you have asked
But twenty is the limit and heís now getting peeved
And when he gets peeved
Itís not to be believed

What the hell is it this time?
What the hell is it this time?

My God is great, my God is good
He loves every man
He loves every man
He loves every man
My God is great, my God is good
But show some restraint
If youíre feeling faint
Appeal to a saint

What the hell is it this time?
Itís you again, itís you again, you get on my nerves
What the hell is it this time?
Iíve billions to serve
You get on my nerves

What the hell is it this time?
What the hell is it this time?

My girl has left, my dog has left, Iíve cracked up my car
The only one whoíll listen to meís tending the bar
He turns his back and walks away and I say, ďHey, you.
I ainít hardly through.Ē
He says, ďYeah, youíre through.Ē

Our God is great, our god is good, he loves every man
But thereís a limit to what even he can withstand
So be selective in what you slip under his door
If it isnít war
It may be ignored

What the hell is it this time?
My god is great, my god is good, but donít waste his time
What the hell is it this time?
Heís dealing with crime
So donít waste his time

What the hell is it this time?
Historically, historically, we ... carte blanche
What the hell is it this time?
He donít take carte blanche
He donít take carte blanche

What the hell is it this time?
What the hell is it this time?
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