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#52 Mar 21 2013 at 2:14 PM Rating: Good
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Someone thought Possum Kingdom was a love song...? And where did you hear that's what it was about? I never heard that, though I did read that Possum Kingdom is the name if a lake in the band's hometown.

Tyler was always my favorite from that CD.
#53 Mar 21 2013 at 2:32 PM Rating: Good
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Someone thought Possum Kingdom was a love song...?


A lot of folks seem to. I've brought the meaning up around a lot of folks when it comes on (on my playlists, or on rock stations where it's still rather frequent). I've probably asked about 7-8 people, and I've yet to run into one who had an inkling of the actual meaning.

I think that most people only hear very defined vocals, particularly in the chorus, and the most easily identifiable lyrics in this one are "I will treat you well, my sweet angel, so help me Jesus."

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And where did you hear that's what it was about? I never heard that, though I did read that Possum Kingdom is the name if a lake in the band's hometown.

Tyler was always my favorite from that CD.


I made a fairly concerted effort to uncover the meaning once a few years back and pieced it together from a few band interviews, some anecdotes, the menacing way it's sung, and my interpretation of the pretty straightforward lyrics.

Decide to walk with me
Around the lake tonight

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I'll not be a gentleman
Behind the boathouse
I'll show you my dark secret

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Don't be afraid
I didn't mean to scare you
So help me, Jesus

I can promise you
You'll stay as beautiful....Forever....Forever.

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Give it up to me
Give it up to me

...

Do you wanna die?
Do you wanna die?
Do you wanna die?
Do you wanna die?
Do you wanna die?


I don't think it's necessarily referring to any specific case (some say that it's about a particular string of teen girl disappearances), but the kidnapping, rape, and murder all seem to be pretty implicit.


Edited, Mar 21st 2013 4:33pm by Eske
#54 Mar 21 2013 at 3:23 PM Rating: Good
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In high school, I was tol it was about vampirism, which also fits. Smiley: tongue

Either way, it's obviously a menacing song.
#55 Mar 21 2013 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
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All I'm saying is, when Johnny Cash covers you, you're doing something right.



Edited, Mar 21st 2013 6:07pm by Turin
#56 Mar 21 2013 at 3:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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All I'm saying is, when Johnny Cash cover's you, you're doing something right.

Mmm hmm.

That's one of 2 covers by a country artist I like, and country artists do way way way too many covers of popular songs, so there's a pretty big sample size there.

The other:



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#57 Mar 21 2013 at 5:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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They Might Be Giants' cover of Chumbawamba comes to mind.

Edit: cover of Chumbawamba's "Tubthumping" would be a little more descriptive. Not like they did the whole catalog, assuming there's more to the Chumbawamba catalog.


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#58 Mar 21 2013 at 5:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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#59 Mar 21 2013 at 6:08 PM Rating: Good
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Oh I've got another good one. They're coming to me, slowly.

Chris Cornell's cover of Billie Jean.

Edited, Mar 21st 2013 8:09pm by Eske
#60 Mar 21 2013 at 6:17 PM Rating: Excellent
How did we make it to page 2 without anything from Me First & The Gimme Gimmes? Only the greatest cover band in the world...

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#61 Mar 22 2013 at 2:56 AM Rating: Good
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#62 Mar 22 2013 at 3:35 AM Rating: Good
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Will I get shot for even bringing this up?


Considering that I've never heard the original, this is pretty good.

Eske Esquire wrote:
Oh I've got another good one. They're coming to me, slowly.

Chris Cornell's cover of Billie Jean.

Edited, Mar 21st 2013 8:09pm by Eske





That reminded me of Alien Ant Farm's version of "Smooth Criminal".
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#63 Mar 22 2013 at 3:40 AM Rating: Good
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Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
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Will I get shot for even bringing this up?


Considering that I've never heard the original, this is pretty good.


You've... never heard the original "Imagine"?

You know who John Lennon is?
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#64 Mar 22 2013 at 3:44 AM Rating: Good
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No and yes. Just because you know of a person doesn't mean you've heard all their music.
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#65 Mar 22 2013 at 3:47 AM Rating: Decent
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No and yes. Just because you know of a person doesn't mean you've heard all their music.

You're either 20 or really danced through the raindrops to avoid that song. It's not like it's a B Side that didn't get much airplay, there was a movie made with the same title, it was played every 10 seconds when he was shot.
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#66 Mar 22 2013 at 4:09 AM Rating: Good
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No and yes. Just because you know of a person doesn't mean you've heard all their music.

You're either 20 or really danced through the raindrops to avoid that song. It's not like it's a B Side that didn't get much airplay, there was a movie made with the same title, it was played every 10 seconds when he was shot.


30, he died two years before I was even born. Still haven't heard of the song until now.
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Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
Smasharoo wrote:
No and yes. Just because you know of a person doesn't mean you've heard all their music.

You're either 20 or really danced through the raindrops to avoid that song. It's not like it's a B Side that didn't get much airplay, there was a movie made with the same title, it was played every 10 seconds when he was shot.


30, he died two years before I was even born. Still haven't heard of the song until now.
Are you an alien?

I'm pretty sure Imagine has been piped out into the universe on more than one occasion but if you're not getting it on your home planet drop NASA an email.
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#68 Mar 22 2013 at 7:00 AM Rating: Decent
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Elinda wrote:
Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
Smasharoo wrote:
No and yes. Just because you know of a person doesn't mean you've heard all their music.

You're either 20 or really danced through the raindrops to avoid that song. It's not like it's a B Side that didn't get much airplay, there was a movie made with the same title, it was played every 10 seconds when he was shot.


30, he died two years before I was even born. Still haven't heard of the song until now.
Are you an alien?

I'm pretty sure Imagine has been piped out into the universe on more than one occasion but if you're not getting it on your home planet drop NASA an email.


So have a bunch of Michael Jackson's songs, doesn't mean that everyone has heard them.
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#69 Mar 22 2013 at 7:11 AM Rating: Good
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Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
Smasharoo wrote:
No and yes. Just because you know of a person doesn't mean you've heard all their music.

You're either 20 or really danced through the raindrops to avoid that song. It's not like it's a B Side that didn't get much airplay, there was a movie made with the same title, it was played every 10 seconds when he was shot.


30, he died two years before I was even born. Still haven't heard of the song until now.


Okay, this thread is now about this.

Jesus. I'm 28 and I've probably heard it a few hundred times. And I'm not even really into the Beatles.
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Yeah, that's crazy. Imagine is often ranked in the top 10 songs of all time by music magazines and such.

It's also probably Lennon's signature song.


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#74 Mar 22 2013 at 8:51 AM Rating: Good


I almost slapped a man when I heard him say he liked the Sublime cover, at a Bad Religion show.

Not cool, dude. Smiley: mad
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#75 Mar 22 2013 at 8:56 AM Rating: Excellent
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Best cover ever?



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Best cover ever?

Not really a cover any more than "Row Row Row your boat" is.
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