Theatre By Tyler Coates October 16, Yesterday afternoon it was revealed that Stephen Sondheim along with director John Tiffany has reworked his classic musical comedy, Company, with a major plot twist: Bobby, the central, single character, who spends the course of the show dealing with his own inability to commit, is gay.
Meaning of Lyrics From Songs of the Seventies These are the meanings behind the song lyrics from various songs of the 70s. In particular, we're looking for songs that aren't immediately obvious. We also have pages on this topic devoted to the 80s and 90s 0.
Sweet dreams and flying machines in peices on the ground represent when his girlfriends plane crashed. Susanna was in sweet dreams and she was in a plane and it sadly crashed. Steely Dan's "Everyone' Gone to the Movies" A song about a guy who shows dirty movies in his den on his own old movie projector to kids.
Key Lines "Soon it will be to late. I know you're used to 16 or more, sorry we only have 8" That last line is a reference to the size of the film, 16mm or larger would be a pro film The song sounds happy and upbeat, but this hides the character's seedy hobby.
To prove this to you I will mention a couple of facts. The word "girl" in drug culture is used for drugs that work on the brains hypothalamus region; this is the same area one feels pleasure during sexual activity.
The drugs that pleasure this area are cocaine, heroin, and ecstasy. In the song he says, "slipping and a sliding" which is a description of using a needle for injection. He uses brown because heroin is normally found as a brown powder china brown. So, before you start to make a reference to a song please research it before you put description into an artists work.
He made millions of tablets of strong LSD in his day, and then dissapeared. Yes, there is gas in the car. I think the people down the hall, know who you are. So later on Phil whilst on tour tracked this guy down and sent him front row seat tickets and first class air fair ticket to his tour and limosoine and everything, then when he started singing this song he put the spot light on the guy, and started singing, a few weeks later due to all the humiliation and publicity the guy commited suicide.
James Taylor's "Fire and Rain" After a little research, I find it was suicide, not cancer that killed Susan. All the more reason not to tell someone in detox or rehab. It gives a sense of a peaceful state of mind and was written to describe the artist's passion for xenophobic landscapes as one of the members liked to visit the area around Vandenburg Air Force Base, California.
America Sang, "The ocean is a desert with its life underground and a perfect disguise above", to explain that the ocean was much like a desert in the sense that both are barren, exposed to the sun, and uninhibited by drinkable water. Bad Company's "Shooting Star" According to the lead singer, Paul Rodgers, the song is a story, and it's almost a warning.
He wrote the song about the casulaties of making it in the music business and then dying of a drug overdose. At time he wrote it, he had Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin in mind along with other "superstars" that didn't make it. In the 70's this song was banned from many radio stations because "horse" is a street name for heroin.
If you listen to the lyrics in the chorus they say "In the desert you can remember your name. I think this is proof enough of what this song really means.
California during the time the song was written. It talks about a being trapped in the high life, and having to deal with many obsessions - especially drugs. Many of the lines mentioned in the other review of this song present on this site are a direct reference to drugs: Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" After see faust a theatrical playI now believe that Bohiemian Rhapsody is about the lives of faust,the band's lead singer.
The play faust is about a man who sold his soul to the devil in return for fame. This is pure speculation, but maybe he had a sexual relationship with someone and transmtited the diease. That would explain why he say's " momma I just killed a man".
Rush's "The Trees" Agree with most previous posts but being a big Rush fan in england in remember geddy lee lead singer getting grief off Radio Tees DJ Alistair Pirrie about it all being about British Colonialism as in oaks traditional english tree and maples guess.
Geddy had clearly got a lot of grief over this from lots of other sources and said okay it was but since they were touring it wasn't a good time to get into the discussion Eagles's "Hotel California" All that is said is very interesting about the satanists and drugs but, I read where the Eagle's themselves said that the song lyrics are a tribute to their good friend Jackson Browns wife Phyllis who committed suicide as they were composing the songs for the album.
That lends so much to the line "you can checkout anytime you like, but you can never leave. It was a message to their former bandmate that they wished he was still a member of the band.
Boom Town Rats's "I Don't Like Mondays" Also the girl who shot the people was asked in court why she did it and she replied "I don't like Mondays" or something along that lines!! The Eagles's "Hotel California" Althoguh many would argue that this is about the bands addictions, jail time, etc etc.
In a way i like to think that Hotel California is simply a tribute to the bands love for California, all the members moved from somwhere else to go to California; so perhaps its just a song about home; the line "you can check out any time you'd likeCheck out Act I: I Guess This Is Goodbye/Maybe They're Magic by Stephen Sondheim on Amazon Music.
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The musical secrets of Sondheim's poetic and expressive universe would take a book to describe in detail (and helpfully, here is that very tome by . A song with an asterisk (*) before the title indicates a dance number; a character listed in a song with an asterisk (*) by the character's name indicates that the character exclusively serves as a dancer in this song, which is sung by other characters.