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Re: Cable lyrics
« Reply #60 on: October 22, 2006, 11:39:01 PM »
Should have looked at this page earlier, but......

Song 1: I always thought it was "Cos your my only friend in noman's-land's-end" i.e. combining noman's land (trenches) and land's end.  :-\

Land Speed Record: "I can burn my press certificate" :-\

Do the Tube: I thought was "make me a wierdo" instead of 'widow' :-\

Pocket Promise I'll be a company, burn a hole in history, strangest face..... :-\

Arthur Walker: This one I'm 99.9999% certain! COOL CARS, FAST PETROL COMPANIES  :D

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Re: Cable lyrics
« Reply #61 on: December 10, 2006, 06:59:27 PM »
Niceone too. Really enjoyed reading the Souvenir lyrics. intreasting song. Dude you've got ears like a bat!!

Do you thing 'Do the tube has something to do with takeing drugs/ Pills.

What dose everyone else think?

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Yeah, I'm quite sure it is. I was thinking this when listening to the song on the way to work today (although Damon has helped fill in a couple of words I used to mumble through there!)

Look at the inlay of When Animals Attack, the picture for Do The Tube is an x-ray type image of someone with an ashtray for a lung, so my guess is its about smoking fags ('I've only got short straws in my hand').

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Re: Cable lyrics
« Reply #62 on: November 15, 2007, 11:12:04 PM »
Anyone want to give Oubliette a go? It's one of my favourites but I can hardly hear the lyrics....

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Re: Cable lyrics
« Reply #63 on: November 15, 2007, 11:17:19 PM »
Do The Tube

Evening face
Derelict place
Make me an answer
Plasticine dancer
Open a window
Make me a widow
Call me a freak show
You took a risko

You?re sister disco. Your sister's disco{?} etc.

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Re: Cable lyrics
« Reply #64 on: January 26, 2008, 02:41:31 PM »
oubliette,one of my favourite ones too.i'm usually good with hearing lyrics but not good with this one.i'l have to find a few hours to listen to it .

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Re: Cable lyrics
« Reply #65 on: August 06, 2012, 03:45:09 PM »
oubliette,one of my favourite ones too.i'm usually good with hearing lyrics but not good with this one.i'l have to find a few hours to listen to it .

Is the end something like:

If/as your skin begins to turn green
And your feet are half asleep

Call me bitter, call me a creep
I'm ashamed to hear you speak


Sale of the Century always been an odd one, no idea about the first verse but think the second is something like:

Paid a man
Who's never short of things to say
Squandered hours watching paint dry everyday
Paper thin
Got an ear of shedding skin
Saw you leave, didn't see you coming in


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Re: Cable lyrics
« Reply #66 on: August 06, 2012, 05:34:21 PM »
oubliette,one of my favourite ones too.i'm usually good with hearing lyrics but not good with this one.i'l have to find a few hours to listen to it .

Is the end something like:

If/as your skin begins to turn green
And your feet are half asleep

Call me bitter, call me a creep
I'm ashamed to hear you speak



I think that is almost there, I hear it as 'Call me bitter, call me me weak'

The start maybe goes something like

I'm a god, I'm god, all the simple things are yours
I'm a god, I'm a god
Concrete in your veins x loads
You've got concrete in your veins
No idea on the chorus bit
Who where and when
Don't believe your friends
No idea

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Re: Cable lyrics
« Reply #67 on: August 29, 2012, 06:31:48 PM »
Vertigo line:

In banks, with no plans at all, cos you can't rob banks with your pockets so small.

Yes? No?

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Re: Cable lyrics
« Reply #68 on: September 05, 2012, 02:38:54 PM »
Vertigo line:

In banks, with no plans at all, cos you can't rob banks with your pockets so small.

Yes? No?

This is what I've always heard!

Does anyone have a clue what the Hydra lyrics are? I'm working on it but I'm really terrible at hearing lyrics properly.

Really loving this thread - listening to Sub-Lingual in the car at work and I keep saying to myself "OH! *That's* what it is!"

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Re: Cable lyrics
« Reply #69 on: September 23, 2012, 02:56:57 AM »
Hydra ... no idea at all, Matt was too good at writing/singing impenetrable lyrics. Hydra and new set of bruises are two of my favourite Cable songs and to this day (after endless plays) i have no idea what he's actually saying. Also, rather weirdly i can play Hydra on guitar but have never been able to work NSOB out. Don't know if its some weird tuning or my own poor musicianship but i simply cannot fathom whats happening guitar wise in that song
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Re: Cable lyrics
« Reply #70 on: December 01, 2012, 12:31:35 AM »
Moonless Night In The Small Town

It?s easier to see through watery debris, the insecurity comes easier to me. Frozen vegetable, an oblong distance call; eternally preserved. Impossible to see.

I cannot replace; your 7 legged sack race. No one wants their futures pressed against a clock face. I love January, hate this century. The future isn?t free, its promises are empty.

It?s easier to see through watery debris, the insecurity comes easier to me. Frozen vegetable, an oblong distance call; eternally preserved. Impossible to see.

I cannot replace; your 7 legged sack race. No one wants their futures pressed against a clock face. I love January, hate this century. The future isn?t free, its promises are empty.

I need to raise my winter holidays, your deliberate; accidental ways.
I need to raise my winter holidays, your deliberate; accidental ways.

It?s easier to see through watery debris, the insecurity comes easier to me. Frozen vegetable, an oblong distance call; eternally preserved. Impossible to see.

I need to raise my winter holidays, your deliberate; accidental ways.
I need to raise my winter holidays, your deliberate; accidental ways.
I need to raise my winter holidays, your deliberate; accidental ways.
I need to raise my winter holidays, your deliberate; accidental ways.
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Re: Cable lyrics
« Reply #71 on: December 02, 2012, 09:42:16 AM »
pocket promise is 100% "burn a hole in history".