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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2010, 10:05:31 AM »
Speaking of 1982...
If I say to you, "Can you keep a secret?"

OK, here's the next line:
Would you know just what to do or where to keep it?


It's a New Wave classic!

Sounds like an ABC line ...
“The choir of children sing their song.  They've practiced all year long.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.”

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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2010, 11:47:03 AM »
Speaking of 1982...
If I say to you, "Can you keep a secret?"

OK, here's the next line:
Would you know just what to do or where to keep it?


It's a New Wave classic!

Sounds like an ABC line ...

ding ding!  Poison Arrow
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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2010, 11:52:52 AM »
here's one

What would you think if I sang out of tune,
Would you stand up and walk out on me?

or as Joe Cocker might sing:

What would you do half-a-sat attitude?
Would you standard a war cat emmy?

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/787aa5d83c/birthday-greetings-from-joe-cocker-from-tubulargoldmine
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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2010, 07:51:23 PM »
Is there anybody going to listen to my story ... ?

Who's peeking out from under a stairway ... ?

Isn't it rich?
“The choir of children sing their song.  They've practiced all year long.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.”

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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2010, 09:04:00 PM »
Is there anybody going to listen to my story ... ?

You go, Girl!

Who's peeking out from under a stairway ... ?

everyone knows that's from Windy

Isn't it rich?

Stephen Sondheim was on Terry Gross' Fresh Air talking about this song (among other things), and he said he constructed those first lyrics b/c the singer chosen for the role really wasn't a singer, and those lines could be uttered effectively by more or less saying them in a conversational tone:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Send_in_the_Clowns#History

"Sondheim wrote the lyrics and music over a two-day period during rehearsals for the play's Broadway debut,[4] specifically for the actress Glynis Johns, who created the role of Desirée.[4] According to Sondheim, "Glynis had a lovely, crystal voice, but sustaining notes was not her thing. I wanted to write short phrases, so I wrote a song full of questions" and the song's melody is within a small music range."
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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2010, 08:06:02 AM »
"Sondheim wrote the lyrics and music over a two-day period during rehearsals for the play's Broadway debut,[4] specifically for the actress Glynis Johns, who created the role of Desirée.[4] According to Sondheim, "Glynis had a lovely, crystal voice, but sustaining notes was not her thing. I wanted to write short phrases, so I wrote a song full of questions" and the song's melody is within a small music range."

as one wag once said about Sondheim: "Isn't he rich? Isn't he queer?"
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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2010, 05:00:05 PM »
listening to KPOO, and JJ is laying down the Smoove Grooves. 
He played an R Kelly song that starts with a question, woo hoo!    this is probably the only time I'll ever hear this song, so I thought I'd immortalize it here:

R Kelly
Love Letter

Did you get my card?
Did you get my love letter?

technically, the song starts with some "Do do do's" and a "Yeah," but we won't count that.
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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2011, 06:48:11 PM »
"Who's gonna tell you when It's too late?
Who's gonna tell you things Aren't so great?"


"If I fell in love with you
Would you promise to be true
And help me understand?"
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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2011, 06:45:55 AM »
"Who's gonna tell you when It's too late?
Who's gonna tell you things Aren't so great?"


Drive - The Cars
This one was killing me, btw.  I was like, I KNOW this, I do!


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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2011, 02:41:41 PM »
Don't you feel like trying something new?

and any fool knows
a dog needs a home
a shelter
from pigs on the wing

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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2011, 04:09:10 PM »
"Are you ready, Steve?"
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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2011, 05:47:46 PM »
Let's get right to it.

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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2011, 11:03:11 PM »
"Why do you come here?
And why do you hang around?"


"Guess who just got back today?"


"Is it wrong to want to live on your own?"
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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2011, 07:54:12 AM »
"Why do you come here?
And why do you hang around?"
 

Morrissey - Suedehead. Almost as good as The Smiths.  ;D

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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2011, 08:23:45 AM »
"Why do you come here?
And why do you hang around?"
 

Morrissey - Suedehead. Almost as good as The Smiths.  ;D

"and wha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-hyyyyyyy..."  I may have asked this before, but: is a Suedehead a skinhead who can't make up his mind?
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