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Jimmy Saville are you surprised?

Post 401

winnoch2 - Biding my time..

Can't imagine him being part of a pedo-ring though- more likely to be a pedo-square smiley - whistle


Jimmy Saville are you surprised?

Post 402

Pink Paisley

How was it that the 'authorities' found this acceptible in 1968.

Or did it simply reflect the mood of the day?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJFVPxBpezk

PP.


Jimmy Saville are you surprised?

Post 403

Pink Paisley

(Why do links sometimes work properly and other times not?)

PP.


Jimmy Saville are you surprised?

Post 404

Sho - gainfully employed again

there are a lot of songs from back then which are very icky. The only thing I can think that may excuse it is that the songs were meant to be seen, because they were pop, from the perspective of teenagers. As though it's a teenage boy singing it.

Which works for some but not others.

it is just icky.


Jimmy Saville are you surprised?

Post 405

KB

There's also "Save all your kisses for me", which is about a three-year-old. smiley - ermhttp://www.h2g2.com/h2g2/skins/Alabaster/images/Smilies/f_erm.gif" />

As for the links PP - I think it didn't hyperlink because it didn't have the http:// at the start.


Jimmy Saville are you surprised?

Post 406

Sho - gainfully employed again

Save all your kisses is just about a dad saying goodbye in the morning though

I worry more about songs like Claire (Gilbert O'Sullivan) and the one that goes "your 16, you're beautiful and your mine" and others of that ilk


Jimmy Saville are you surprised?

Post 407

SashaQ - happysad

I think it might be something to do with the mood of the day...

One of my mum's favourite songs is Clair - I'd heard it played, but I'd not read the lyrics before, and that is rather icky... Mum also doesn't find Young Girl disturbing like I do...

Interesting smiley - erm


Jimmy Saville are you surprised?

Post 408

KB

I dunno, though. When you say "do ___ for me, even though you're only three", it implies something a three-year-old shouldn't normally be doing.


Jimmy Saville are you surprised?

Post 409

Sho - gainfully employed again

I'm going to have to look at the lyrics - because from memory it doesn't seem weird


Jimmy Saville are you surprised?

Post 410

Sho - gainfully employed again

nope - can't see anything wrong with that song. It's clearly a dad with a cute kid who has to go to work

http://www.songtexte.com/songtext/brotherhood-of-man/save-your-kisses-for-me-5bcf33c8.html


Jimmy Saville are you surprised?

Post 411

Sho - gainfully employed again

sorry, posted to early - the only three thing is supposed to be the punchline to the joke of the song, it's supposed to sound as though it's his girlfriend. smiley - smiley


Jimmy Saville are you surprised?

Post 412

swl

If we're talking songs with shocking lyrics, how about this (written by Carole King)

http://youtu.be/f20Oz9Yr_So


Jimmy Saville are you surprised?

Post 413

Sho - gainfully employed again

yep - shocking. I really can't get the thinking behind writing that unless it's ironic


Jimmy Saville are you surprised?

Post 414

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Shocking.

Having had the experience of seeing my daughter's face after she was kicked and punched by her ex- I thought I was unshockable.

smiley - sadface


Jimmy Saville are you surprised?

Post 415

You can call me TC

My name is Luca by Suzanne Vega always leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth. As she intended it to. Also about domestic abuse. And mmm mmm mm by the Crash Test Dummies - extremely disturbing.

(That youtube link is blocked here)


Jimmy Saville are you surprised?

Post 416

Sho - gainfully employed again

Luca was written, though, to specifically address the way we look away from DV wasn't it?

I couldn't see the video (got to love GEMA) but I know the song. It's creepy


Jimmy Saville are you surprised?

Post 417

swl

I wonder if, now that songs with dubious paedophile undertones are clearly unacceptable, we'll ever get to the stage where violently mysogynistic lyrics are equally unacceptable?


Jimmy Saville are you surprised?

Post 418

Sho - gainfully employed again

we can only hope it doesn't take as long smiley - smiley


Jimmy Saville are you surprised?

Post 419

KB

Some people got there many years ago, but were probably told that it was just a bit of fun and they need to lighten up. smiley - erm


Jimmy Saville are you surprised?

Post 420

KB

Or, of course, that "it's ironic".


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