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I'll start with this classic - let's try to keep it "classy" and/or "humorous":

 

 

 

"He took out his trusted drill and he told me to open wide
He said he wouldn't hurt me but he'd fill that hole inside
Long John, Long John, you've got that golden touch
You thrill me when you drill me, and I need you very much"

 

For those wanting to learn more about Dinah Washington, I recommend this a great documentary  (in four parts):

 

 

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Lots of diverse ..well - suggestions and associations, very little concrete lyrics substance, just love this classic!

 

 

What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well.
It helps men to rise above themselves.
 
  ―  Albert Camus, The Plague.

 

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16 minutes ago, sphinxsix said:

Lots of diverse ..well - suggestions and associations, very little concrete lyrics substance, just love this classic!

 

 

 

As with many Beatles songs there are many possible interpretations, a source of endless debate for fans: 

 

https://songmeanings.com/songs/view/159/

 

I don't think they were as "liberated" as D.Washington (she also wrote that song in 1948!) - they are English after all :) 

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26 minutes ago, hopkins said:

I don't think they were as "liberated" as D.Washington (she also wrote that song in 1948!) - they are English after all :) 

 

I believe that according to the standards of their times and of their home country they were quite liberated, e.g. I don't know anyone else in music who'd ask themselves questions like.. ;)

 

 

 

 

 

What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well.
It helps men to rise above themselves.
 
  ―  Albert Camus, The Plague.

 

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8 minutes ago, hopkins said:

Naughty british schoolboys :) 

(don't take my comments seriously) 

 

Don't approach my comments in the same way either..:)

 

Speaking of naughty boys - this time American ones - a slightly similar to 'Come Together' approach to lyrics:

 

 

Errr.. sorry - wrong song 9_9 This one:

 

 

What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well.
It helps men to rise above themselves.
 
  ―  Albert Camus, The Plague.

 

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Am wondering whether this music got any airplay at the time. Probably not? 

Those songs certainly contributed to the idea that blues and jazz were the "devil's music". 

 

The debate on censorship is still with us today. Here is an amusing article by Nat Hentoff (famous jazz critic) in the Washington Post in 1985 about this:

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1985/08/23/the-devils-music/fc44795a-e9eb-4b38-a665-369b3fd1575f/

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12 minutes ago, DuckToller said:

 

Indeed, quite right , love that link below about "Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention". Hilarious ...
https://www.openculture.com/2016/07/when-frank-zappas-instrumental-album-jazz-from-hell-received-an-explicit-lyrics-sticker.html

 

Maybe an idea for @The Computer Audiophile who is for a reason on the pursuit of Zappa's delicate oevre ;-)

 

That's funny !

Here's a look back at the "PMRC's Filthy 15": https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/pmrcs-filthy-15-where-are-they-now-60601/judas-priest-eat-me-alive-180934

The picture at the top is worth looking at - with a kid waving a "Rock music almost ruined my life" sign :)

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I read a study some time ago according to which this song is the most mood uplifting song ever. Freddie Mercury wrote the song during the period of his life when according to the band's guitarist Brian May he was taking lots of drugs and having sex with lots of man which in consequence led to his sickness and death..

 

 

What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well.
It helps men to rise above themselves.
 
  ―  Albert Camus, The Plague.

 

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30 minutes ago, sphinxsix said:

I read a study some time ago according to which this song is the most mood uplifting song ever. Freddie Mercury wrote the song during the period of his life when according to the band's guitarist Brian May he was taking lots of drugs and having sex with lots of man which in consequence led to his sickness and death..

 

Not sure how to interpret what you just wrote, but to avoid any misunderstanding, he died due to complications from AIDS, at a time when there were no treatments available, and before "safe sex" was really understood. According to Wikipedia: "Between the time that AIDS was identified (in the early 1980s) and 2019, the disease has caused an estimated 32.7 million deaths worldwide" - so no link with music should be established :)

 

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