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This popped up in my feed a few days ago. I saw 'Evangelion' so I clicked. Did not regret it :)

I dont understand the lyrics, but its catchy..

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New band discovery!

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Upcoming album medley.

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And at concerts, before each song they explain how they created the song!

 

 

Edited by GuessingEveryDay
This band be fire to my ears!
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Total extraordinaire vid quality, I know... still, the best vid I could find to get the impression of the very time (or age). At least, the audio is ok.

 

 

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Listening compulsively this one today:

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No, it's not latin. It's probably dog latin :P, but I found someone that says it's ancient Rumanian - and the video above "translated" it to Croatian. :)

In noreni per ipe,
In noreni cora;
Tira mine per ito,
Ne domina.
In romine tirmeno,
Ne romine to fa,
Imaginas per meno per imentira
 
U noći su krenuli
U noći su pronasli
kroz tešku borbu mnogo toga
što nisu očekivali
u rimu su borbe i haos
nema prijatelja tamo
slike tog bogatstva su lažne
 
They set off at night
They found it at night
through hard struggle a lot
which they did not expect
in Rome there are struggles and chaos
no friends there
the images of that wealth are false

 

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2 minutes ago, adsii1970 said:

For three days straight, this song has been in my head:

 

Ah yes, the classic "The uploader has not made this video available in your country" by the ever-popular group,  "Video Unavailable"

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Just now, StrandedonEarth said:

Ah yes, the classic "The uploader has not made this video available in your country" by the ever-popular group,  "Video Unavailable"

:sad:

It is the theme from the movie, Ghostbusters. Sorry. :/

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19 minutes ago, adsii1970 said:

It is the theme from the movie, Ghostbusters. Sorry. :/

Bah. I ain't afraid of no ghost.

For anyone else not seeing that, here's the music video...

 

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helps if i include the video
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1 hour ago, StrandedonEarth said:

And why would it be stuck in your head for three days? Been researching haunted houses?

Nope. Just grading exams. 

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I'm not sure why this got stuck in my head. I think it's because of my tendency for alternate lyrics to pop into my head, sometimes original, sometimes from another song. For instance, the lyrics to "Hot Rod Lincoln" (by Commander Cody) fits many songs, probably because it's written in the rhythm of iambic pentameter, like it seems many songs are. But for this one, what pops into my head (some parts fit well, some parts don't) is a 130-y.o. poem by Rudyard Kipling, which I discovered over 30 years ago in English class during a poetry assignment.

So here's the song...

And then the poem...

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The poem that associates itself with it is Gunga Din. So try this: Here's the song again, cued up to a certain part. Press play and then read the last verse of the poem...

(entire poem)

GUNGA DIN

You may talk o' gin and beer
When you're quartered safe out 'ere,
An' you're sent to penny-fights an' Aldershot it;
But when it comes to slaughter
You will do your work on water,
An' you'll lick the bloomin' boots of 'im that's got it.
Now in Injia's sunny clime,
Where I used to spend my time
A-servin' of 'Er Majesty the Queen,
Of all them black-faced crew
The finest man I knew
Was our regimental bhisti, Gunga Din.
He was "Din! Din! Din!
You limping lump o' brick-dust, Gunga Din!
Hi! slippery hitherao!
Water, get it! Panee lao![1]
You squigy-nosed old idol, Gunga Din."


The uniform 'e wore
Was nothin' much before,
An' rather less than 'arf o' that be'ind,
For a piece o' twisty rag
An' a goatskin water-bag
Was all the field-equipment e' could find.
When the sweatin' troop-train lay
In a sidin' through the day,
Where the 'eat would make your bloomin' eyebrows crawl,
We shouted "Harry By!"[2]
Till our throats were bricky-dry,
Then we wopped 'im 'cause 'e couldn't serve us all.
It was "Din! Din! Din!
You 'eathen, where the mischief 'ave you been?
You put some juldee[3] in it
Or I'll marrow[4] you this minute
If you don't fill up my helmet, Gunga Din!


'E would dot an' carry one
Till the longest day was done
An' 'e didn't seem to know the use o' fear.
If we charged or broke or cut,
You could bet your bloomin' nut,
'E'd be waitin' fifty paces right flank rear.
With 'is mussick[5] on 'is back,
'E would skip with our attack,
An' watch us till the bugles made "Retire,"
An' for all 'is dirty 'ide
'E was white, clear white, inside
When 'e went to tend the wounded under fire!
It was "Din! Din! Din!"
With the bullets kickin' dust-spots on the green.
When the cartridges ran out,
You could hear the front-files shout,
"Hi! ammunition-mules an' Gunga Din!"


I sha'n't forgit the night
When I dropped be'ind the fight
With a bullet where my belt plate should 'a' been.
I was chokin' mad with thirst,
An' the man that spied me first
Was our good old grinnin', gruntin' Gunga Din.
'E lifted up my 'ead,
An' he plugged me where I bled,
An' 'e guv me 'arf-a-pint o' water-green:
It was crawlin' and it stunk,
But of all the drinks I've drunk,
I'm gratefullest to one from Gunga Din.
It was "Din! Din! Din!"
'Ere's a beggar with a bullet through 'is spleen;
'E's chawin' up the ground,
An' 'e's kickin' all around:
For Gawd's sake git the water, Gunga Din!

 

'E carried me away
To where a dooli lay,
An' a bullet come an' drilled the beggar clean.
'E put me safe inside,
An' just before 'e died:
"I 'ope you liked your drink," sez Gunga Din.
So I'll meet 'im later on
At the place where 'e is gone—
Where it's always double drill and no canteen;
'E'll be squattin' on the coals,
Givin' drink to poor damned souls,
An' I'll get a swig in hell from Gunga Din!
Yes, Din! Din! Din!
You Lazarushian-leather Gunga Din!
Though I've belted you and flayed you,
By the living Gawd that made you,
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!

And here's the video again, cued up to to a spot where actually any verse seems to fit.. But then, the refrain portion of the poem doesn't fit then. But it seems to fit in other places

Incidentally, while researching this post I discovered that the poem was was set to music by Jim Croce in 1966:

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It seems my memory of the final words is slightly different from what the 'net pulled up...

Though I've beaten and I've flayed ya,
By the bleedin' Gawd that made ya,
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!

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For once, the song stuck in my head is my favorite, so I want it to stay stuck there! I have no idea what the name of this song actually is, but it is my favorite and has been for a while. Also, the Futurama theme song has been stuck in my head too.

 

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Hell of a Soundtrack. A shame the first movie is being butchered nowadays before being redistributed but, at least, they are distributing the music intact. :)

Poledouris was a genius.

 

 

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