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chard306
05-24-2009, 01:00 AM
I found out a song I like meant something different. Rosie by Jackson Browne is a song that says " Rosie....Looks like it's you and me again tonight". He was talking about his right hand....what other songs are out there with hidden double meaning?

Mmike
05-24-2009, 01:42 AM
Several Species of Small Furry Animal Grooving Together in a Cave With a Pict. Now there is thoughts that go through my head hearing this song!

-Mike

bumperboy
05-24-2009, 09:02 PM
I found out a song I like meant something different. Rosie by Jackson Browne is a song that says " Rosie....Looks like it's you and me again tonight". He was talking about his right hand....what other songs are out there with hidden double meaning?
"Turning Japanese" by "The Vapours" deals with the same subject matter.

finnbow
05-24-2009, 09:14 PM
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (on the other hand, there may be only one slightly veiled meaning in this song).

prisoners
05-24-2009, 09:18 PM
"Pearl Necklace" from ZZ Top

Celt
05-24-2009, 09:20 PM
"Last Chance Texaco" by Rickie Lee Jones first album.

loopy
05-24-2009, 10:32 PM
"You're all I've got tonight" from The Cars first album

anytune
05-24-2009, 11:01 PM
Brass in Pocket - The Pretenders
She Bop - Cyndi Lauper
Pictures of Lilly - The Who

bumperboy
05-25-2009, 10:23 AM
Golden Brown - The Stranglers

wajobu
05-25-2009, 10:25 AM
Head Room - 10cc :naughty:

84Hammy
05-25-2009, 09:44 PM
The Stroke!!! Ultimate double meaning there... (that's the stroke by Squier, who is touring again)

Tuco
05-25-2009, 09:56 PM
"Pearl Necklace" from ZZ Top

Behave!

vinyldavid
05-25-2009, 10:08 PM
Lake Shore Drive-Aliotta Haynes and Jerimah

70salesguy
05-25-2009, 10:11 PM
Tube Steak Boogie - Z.Z. Top

BwanaJim
05-25-2009, 10:28 PM
"Maybeline" by Chuck Berry.
There were no car's in that song......

www.chuckberry.com/music/lyrics/maybellene.htm

Drybasement
05-26-2009, 12:37 AM
Tube Steak Boogie - Z.Z. Top

Tube Snake Boogie.

I was thinking of the same thing. :thmbsp:

84Hammy
05-26-2009, 06:49 PM
Tube Snake Boogie.

I was thinking of the same thing. :thmbsp:

The song or doing what it is about?:scratch2:

soundboy
05-26-2009, 06:57 PM
"Summer of 69" - Bryan Adams

It was not about the year 1969, as confirmed by Bryan Adams during an interview on Canadian Public Radio.

CallMeJoe
05-26-2009, 07:01 PM
I read somewhere, ages ago, that Donovan's Mellow Yellow had nothing to do with smoking banana peels, as was widely assumed back then; it was actually an ode to his wife's favorite bright yellow "pleasure implement" (which was somewhat banana-like)...

stereofanboy
05-26-2009, 07:10 PM
That Jackson Browne song that started this thread is one that I heard plenty of times when it was current, could even sing along, but never caught on until a couple of decades later. Still makes me laugh that I didn't catch it.

Drybasement
05-26-2009, 07:10 PM
The song or doing what it is about?:scratch2:

What do you think?

Clue: It's a music thread in a music forum...

mattybass
05-27-2009, 09:36 AM
"Summer of 69" - Bryan Adams

It was not about the year 1969, as confirmed by Bryan Adams during an interview on Canadian Public Radio.

Damn, beat me to it haha

uriah Heep
05-27-2009, 11:27 AM
'Big Ten Inch Record'
from 'Toys in the Attic'
by Aerosmith

finnbow
05-27-2009, 11:56 AM
Squeeze Box by The Who

steerpike2
05-27-2009, 03:09 PM
Terry Jacks "Put The Bone In".

Classicrock
05-27-2009, 03:27 PM
Ice Cream Man - Van Halen

jsarsfield
05-27-2009, 08:22 PM
I found out a song I like meant something different. Rosie by Jackson Browne is a song that says " Rosie....Looks like it's you and me again tonight". He was talking about his right hand....what other songs are out there with hidden double meaning?

Sort of like "Dancing with myself" Billy Idol .... Too much time in their hands ... I mean time on their hands :D

Tuco
05-27-2009, 09:57 PM
i'm sitting here, working on my third brewski and it came to be, that the old thirties and forties blues song were loaded with double meaning, coded phrases, and descpitive scenery, revolving around sex, cheatin', money, and violence,

dust my broom, scratch my itch, squeeze my lemon, turn that lamp on, etc.

got a groundhog rootin' at my backdoor, does not involve a groundhog

zombie1210
05-27-2009, 10:08 PM
Tube Steak Boogie - Z.Z. Top

SNAKE not steak. But steak would have been funnier.

I got a girl who lives on the hill.
She won't do it but her sister will.

CLASSIC!

jsarsfield
05-27-2009, 10:41 PM
i'm sitting here, working on my third brewski and it came to be, that the old thirties and forties blues song were loaded with double meaning, coded phrases, and descpitive scenery, revolving around sex, cheatin', money, and violence,

dust my broom, scratch my itch, squeeze my lemon, turn that lamp on, etc.

got a groundhog rootin' at my backdoor, does not involve a groundhog

Mr. Elmore James rockin' the slide
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKo80b-QfK0

Good pick :thmbsp:

finnbow
05-28-2009, 09:08 AM
Back Door Man by the Doors.

chard306
06-03-2009, 01:20 PM
The Doors had a lot of songs with Double Meaning, I not sure if Love me Two Times was double meaning but the meaning to most was not clear, look it up.

powerplayer
06-03-2009, 03:41 PM
"He's my Best Friend" by Jellyfish.

My hands a five leaf clover, its palm Sunday over and over
never had the luck of swingers, 'til I was wrapped around your fingers

heh.

~Maxx
06-03-2009, 05:10 PM
i'm sitting here, working on my third brewski and it came to be, that the old thirties and forties blues song were loaded with double meaning, coded phrases, and descpitive scenery, revolving around sex, cheatin', money, and violence,

dust my broom, scratch my itch, squeeze my lemon, turn that lamp on, etc.

got a groundhog rootin' at my backdoor, does not involve a groundhog

I was thinking the same thing while reading this thread! In fact wasn't there a compilation years ago called "The Copulating Blues", or something to that effect, that had a lot of these collected together?

"You better come on in my kitchen... It's goin' to be raining outdoors!" Good thing there was no PMRC back then, huh?

And on that note...

Ice Cream Man - Van Halen
Which was an Elmore James tune long before VanHalen did it.:D

olson_jr
06-04-2009, 06:30 AM
i'm sitting here, working on my third brewski and it came to be, that the old thirties and forties blues song were loaded with double meaning, coded phrases, and descpitive scenery, revolving around sex, cheatin', money, and violence,

dust my broom, scratch my itch, squeeze my lemon, turn that lamp on, etc.

got a groundhog rootin' at my backdoor, does not involve a groundhog

Old Blues is what came to my mind too, I thought she was going to get her teeth worked on.

Dinah Washington - 1948

I've got a dentist who's over seven feet tall
Yes, I've got a dentist who's over seven feet tall
Long John they call him, and he answers every call

Well, I went to Long Johns office and told him the pain was killin'
Yes, I went to Long Johns office and told him the pain was killin'
He told me not to worry, that my cavity just needed fillin'

He said, "When I start drillin', I'll have to give you novocaine"
He said, "Yes, when I start drillin', I'll have to give you novocaine"
Cause ev'ry woman just can't stand the pain"

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

When he got through, he said "Baby, that will cost you ten"
Yes when he got through, he said "Baby, that will cost you ten
Six months from now, come back and see me again"

Say you're supposed to see your dentist 'bout twice a year, that's right
But I think I feel it throbbin', yes, I'll go back there tonight
Long John, Long John, don't ever move away
Say, I hope I keep on achin' so I can see you every day

boonie
06-04-2009, 06:44 AM
There She Goes - The La's

SixCats!
06-04-2009, 06:58 AM
Ah! I've got one! "Cherry Hill Park" by Billy Joe Royal.

"Mary Hill, loved to ride on the Merry-go-round" (dirty lil' girl!).

Regards,
SixCats!