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Postby chicken » Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:50 am

<!--QuoteBegin-Pashernate_Lover+Nov 3 2005, 01:45 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Pashernate_Lover @ Nov 3 2005, 01:45 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> The only time I was ever in Kansas I was about 5 and we were passing through in an RV to see our relatives in Missourri and we broke down- then there was a tornado warning and we were stuck like sitting ducks. <!--emo&:)-->Image<!--endemo--> Aah Kansas...the memories. <!--QuoteEnd--> </td></tr></table><div class='postcolor'> <!--QuoteEEnd-->
here's what you do in a situation like that:

1. freak out.
2. look about madly.
3. find the lowest spot possible.
4. hunker down and pray.
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Postby Still Ill » Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:22 am

I've been through several earthquakes in my lifetime (One bad well-known one when I was real young and lived in L.A.) and they are nothing compared to what I imagine a tornado (or hurricane) must be like. <!--emo&:blink:-->Image<!--endemo-->
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Postby elko » Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:01 pm

Well, we may not have too many extreme weathers, but sometimes it rains loooooads, and you get reaaaaally wet... <!--emo&:unsure:-->Image<!--endemo-->
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Postby convergence » Sat May 06, 2006 5:33 pm

My apologies if this has been done before, but the obvious answer is Well I wonder B) . Such a beautiful song with some of my favorite lyrics.
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Postby Lazy Dyke » Sat May 06, 2006 6:06 pm

I'd agree with Well I wonder and most of meat is murder actually! It seems to be a really unnapreciated album in comparison with the others.

Handsome Devil? I've always thought that it wasn't appreciated enough, as it's one of my favourite Smiths tracks!

The hand that rocks the cradle, beautiful song it has an almost child like lulling to it, which is brilliant considering what it's about!

The last four tracks of Strangeways.. Unhappy Birthday, Paint a Vulgur Picture, Death At Ones Elbow and I Won't Share You.. all again vastly underestimated.

Hmmm.. more than I expected, what can I say? I love all of the smiths songs! :lol:
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Postby HandsomeDevil » Sat May 06, 2006 6:23 pm

We've had this before...
<a href="http://www.bristolforum.co.uk/smith/index.php?showtopic=415" target="_blank">Most Underrated</a>
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Postby tca2005 » Sat May 06, 2006 8:31 pm

Paint A Vulgar Picture, definitely, it's the most beautiful song I've ever heard. Cemetry Gates also has to be up there. Also, no song gets my adrenaline going like Frankly, Mr.Shankly.

Really, there are too many, because nearly all the album tracks are under-rated...but let's say these are three that would definitely have been big if released (of course, so would some others)
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Postby sonandheir » Sat May 06, 2006 9:02 pm

* You've Got Everything Now
* The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
* Back To The Old House
* Handsome Devil
* Accept Yourself
* Paint A Vulgar Picture
* These Things Take Time
* Death Of A Disco Dancer
* Unhappy Birthday
* I Won't Share You

All come to mind. ;)
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Postby rubygirl » Sat May 06, 2006 10:07 pm

I agree with you guys - and will add Girl Afraid - it is simply an amazing track with lyrics that are so universally true... I am in love with this song and don't think it ahs ever received enough attention.

And Paint a Vulgar Picture - you've mentioned it before, but I want to mention it again. It is to me one of the greatest achievements of The Smiths - bith musically & lyrically. The narative tone, the seriosuness, the bitter irony - it just posseses some grandour.
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Postby Heart and Soul » Sun May 07, 2006 12:51 am

Definitely "Stretch Out and Wait"
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Postby HandsomeDevil » Sun May 07, 2006 1:01 am

Elko or whoever else can, please merge this topic.
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Postby rubygirl » Mon May 08, 2006 12:31 am

OK, done - all posts gathered here.
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Postby Truman Capote » Mon May 08, 2006 2:50 am

I agree with Heart and Soul: "Stretch Out and Wait" is such a perfect song (the Louder Than Bombs' version)
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Postby some_dizzy_whore_1804 » Mon May 08, 2006 9:02 am

I must agree... The Louder Than Bombs "Stretch Out and Wait" is perfect
I would go as far to say it's one of the 3 best songs ever!!!
Another being "Accept Yourself"

Other underrated are:
Girl Afraid- purely brilliant
Well I Wonder
Nowhere Fast- great lyrics, which it's never recognised for

can't think of many off the top of my head

GAH! How could I forget the brilliant "Cemetary Gates"???
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Postby madmancmonkey » Mon May 08, 2006 11:38 am

should those songs be UNDERrated? SDW? Anyway agree on cemetery gates, stretch out and wait, nowhere fast.
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