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When in Rome
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When You Can't Understand Certain Words


When you can't understand certain words in songs, what do you do?

We've all been there. Jamming out to an awesome song, and boom, the artist bellows out an incomprehensible line.

Do you:
A) Make up your own words
B) Sing words you think might just be accurate
C) Make up your own words that are actually just abstract sounds
D) Listen to the song over and over, hoping that the lyrics will somehow manifest themselves through repetition
E) Look up the lyrics online and memorize them

I would have to say that I like to make up my own words to most lines that I can't understand, but I have gotten so curious that I ended up looking up the lyrics to put myself out of that misery. What say ye olde music boardians? By the way, there is no right or wrong answer



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slim thug
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re: When You Can't Understand Certain Words


make em up and sing em with such confidence that the artist himself would question what the original lyrics were





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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Use the word "something" in place of every word I don't understand





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Dodgson
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I usually do B. There have been lots of times where I'd look up lyrics and be disappointed that I was wrong about what he or she said. My lyric was much better.





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Melvin
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re: When You Can't Understand Certain Words


Usually C)





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When in Rome
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re: When You Can't Understand Certain Words


This has also happened to me

Any examples off of the top of your head?






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Teddy Ruxpin
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re: When You Can't Understand Certain Words


Just about every Pearl Jam song





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genro
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quote:

Just about every Pearl Jam song
I can sing all of Yellow Ledbetter. I've never looked up the lyrics. I just make the appropriate sounds.






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Southern Farmer
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I do this a lot when I listen to rap. Sometimes, I'll catch a really catchy part. I fill in the words in my head and eventually fill compelled to look them up later if I forget.

If I'm singing something out loud, God forbid, and I don't remember or don't know a lyrics... well, I just have to wing it.






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3xlsugrad
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Most of the time vocals are just another instrument for me thus the actual words are unimportant. However if I actually care about the lyrics I will look them up online.





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Southern Farmer
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quote:

Most of the time vocals are just another instrument for me thus the actual words are unimportant.


That's so true! So much of the music I listen to isn't lyrically based.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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quote:

Yellow Ledbetter


The misheard lyrics for this and black are awesome






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When in Rome
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A lot of the music I listen to has interesting stories to tell. Most of the time it kills me after a while if I don't know what they are.


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alajones
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I always eventually go for E.

Lyrics aren't nearly as important to me as the music though. I can listen to a song for years and not know the lyrics by heart, because I just don't always pay attention to them.



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When in Rome
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I think it's usually that way for most people. I mean without good music, lyrics would be better off as poems

I too listen to the music first and lyrics second, but a really good song excels in both arenas. That's when I want to make sure I know them






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meauxjeaux2
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re: When You Can't Understand Certain Words


Dirty deeds and the "Thunder Jeep"


Pump up da "Bayou"



Just a few of many of my own remixes over the years.






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AlxTgr
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quote:

I can sing all of Yellow Ledbetter. I've never looked up the lyrics. I just make the appropriate sounds.


In case you have not seen it.






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When in Rome
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I cannot tell you how many lyrics I've made up over the years. Sometimes, it would take not listening to the song for a year or two, and the next time I hear it I'm like DOH, that's what they were saying





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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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That shite is golden

The one for black is pretty good too

The bitch is sad




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AlxTgr
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Potato wave





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