Left a Slide Lyrics?

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Post by sturgeongeneral »

a possible case of a mondegreen.

Ye Highlands and ye Lowlands,
Oh, where hae ye been?
They hae slain the Earl O' Moray,
And Lady Mondegreen.
The actual fourth line is "And laid him on the green". Wright explained the need for a new term: "The point about what I shall hereafter call mondegreens, since no one else has thought up a word for them, is that they are better than the original."

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Post by turpentim »

Yep, one of many brilliant stars in the constellation called "The Milky Jay" (just made that up, and I'm damn proud of it, frankly). And yes, it's "Pattern doesn't mend, fixtures fall from their base."

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Definitely "one of"!!!

Post by Coffee Creek »

el caballo loco wrote:
thegimmer wrote:P.S. There is no doubt that "Left a Slide" is one of Jay's finest moment.
All set now gimster.
:lol:

Agreed! :wink:

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Re: Left a Slide Lyrics?

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thegimmer wrote:P.S. There is no doubt that "Left a Slide" is one of Jay's finest moment.
All set now gimster.

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Post by ct »

LEFT A SLIDE WHEN THE PATTERN DOESN'T MEND FIXTURES FALL FROM THEIR BASE

PULLING OUT OF THE RACE PUT UP THE RED FLAG FOR MATTERS CLOSE AT HAND CROSS OVER THE PLANE IT GETS SO DIFFUSED YOU WANT TO KISS THE GROUND AND LEAVE NO SOUND MAKE IT UP THE NEXT YEAR CHALK IT UP TO REMEMBER THE WASTED LONELY FEVER THE WAY WE'VE TRIED LEFT A SLIDE INTO HARM'S WAY ENOUGH CONCERN TO RIDE IT OUT IT'S NO SURPRISE THAT IT'S A LONG SLOW FADE LET IT REST ON PAST PAGES AND SIGNS PULL THE STOPS OUT LET IT UNWIND WHEN IT'S REACHING AND FINDING NOTHING WEIGHTED DOWN THE NAIL BELOW THE HEAD MINEFIELD IS THE WORD FROM THE START WATCHING OUT FOR THE WORST NEVER CLEAR TILL IT HURTS CALL IT OFF TO MAKE AMENDS THIS LIFE BURNS DOWN FROM BOTH ENDS THE WAY WE'VE TRIED LEFT A SLIDE INTO HARM'S WAY ENOUGH CONCERN TO RIDE IT OUT IT'S NO SURPRISE THAT IT'S A LONG SLOW FADE LET IT REST ON PAST PAGES AND SIGNS PULL THE STOPS OUT LET IT UNWIND ENOUGH CONCERN TO RIDE IT OUT IT'S NO SURPRISE THAT IT'S A LONG SLOW FADE


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Post by Tupelo Son »

I always thought it was "mend".

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As they say ... just sayin'.

Post by Coffee Creek »

thegimmer wrote:P.S. There is no doubt that "Left a Slide" is Jay's finest moment.
While "Left a Slide" is a fine Jay Farrar song ... I'm sure you'll find that some here will "doubt" whether or not it's Farrar's "finest moment".

:wink:

(I have no insight as to the proper lyric there ... sorry ... I rank very low on the "lyric-figure-outer" scale).

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Left a Slide Lyrics?

Post by thegimmer »

A question for all you Farrar Fans across the land.

What is Jay singing in the first line of Left a Slide?

The consenses on all of the lyric websites (I know, I know they are wrong as many times as they are right) is "Pattern doesn't match, pictures fall from their base"? O.K.... that lyric is very nice and makes perfect sense other than the fact that it does not sound like he says "match" to me. I have listened to numerous live versions and the recorded version and each time he kinda mumbles that word. It sounds to me like he is saying "Pattern doesn't mend, pictures fall from their base". Anyone want to back me up on this?

I have never been very good at lyrics and have been found quilty many times of inserting the wrong words into tunes but I just can't accept that he is saying "match".

Please send your opionions, thank you.

P.S. There is no doubt that "Left a Slide" is Jay's finest moment.

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