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Old 06-25-2017, 01:10 PM
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Best: Carnival Begin! I wish Stevie sang on this so much. I feel like Stevie's Have No Heart could fit in next to this song.

Worst: At least some cliche and uninspired lyrics on almost every song. Even my favorite, Carnival Begin, has "North, West, East, and South". Every time I hear it I cringe a little thinking of Kimye's baby. Varies from a few cringey lyrics on a song, to IMHO the whole song is ruined due to the lyrics. Worst of the worst is "I never meant to give you a frown". I'm actually mortified on Lindsey's behalf.
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Frown is a terrible choice! It's cringe worthy.
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Worst of the worst is "I never meant to give you a frown". I'm actually mortified on Lindsey's behalf.
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Frown is a terrible choice! It's cringe worthy.
i have to laugh every time when i read this from someone - it's actually probably my favorite lyric in that song, and i think it's really cool way to express who he's talking to / about. if you all don't understand it go watch Parent Trap - there's a whole conversation about a very similar British phrase there.
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I must be missing something... what is so wrong with '...give you a frown'???
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I must be missing something... what is so wrong with '...give you a frown'???
Where are you from?

In American English, it's just a very cheesy way of wording something. The way a 1st grade child might rhyme something!
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Where are you from?

In American English, it's just a very cheesy way of wording something. The way a 1st grade child might rhyme something!

England, Surrey. To me it just sounds like common parlance...doesn't sound strange or childish. Maybe that's just me though.
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England, Surrey. To me it just sounds like common parlance...doesn't sound strange or childish. Maybe that's just me though.
It must be a British thing.

So Lindsey has no excuse!
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It must be a British thing.

So Lindsey has no excuse!
It is a British thing. Finally you get it! He's talking about a british person in that song and that phrasing as well as "round the corner" is meant to quote and convey that message - obviously not working for many peeps not listening to language subtitles in the US of A.
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England, Surrey. To me it just sounds like common parlance...doesn't sound strange or childish. Maybe that's just me though.
It didn't sound strange to me either, but I didn't want to even open my mouth.

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It is a British thing. Finally you get it! He's talking about a british person in that song and that phrasing as well as "round the corner" is meant to quote and convey that message - obviously not working for many peeps not listening to language subtitles in the US of A.
Thanks for the explanation! I think I may have understood the meaning.
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Game of Pretend has really grown on me especially since I know the inspiration for the song. "You are the reason for my happiness" a song written for Chris's therapist to get her through her dark days. Just such an inspirational song.
It was one of my least favorite tracks when I first played the album. But its moving up the charts with a bullet.
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It is a British thing. Finally you get it! He's talking about a british person in that song and that phrasing as well as "round the corner" is meant to quote and convey that message - obviously not working for many peeps not listening to language subtitles in the US of A.
Thank goodness you're here to give us the writer's intent.
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Thank goodness you're here to give us the writer's intent.
He may have been talking about Christine.
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Thank goodness you're here to give us the writer's intent.
as you should be thankful for me being here!!
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He may have been talking about Christine.
After watching last night's intro, I think so, yes.
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Game of Pretend has really grown on me especially since I know the inspiration for the song. "You are the reason for my happiness" a song written for Chris's therapist to get her through her dark days. Just such an inspirational song.
It was one of my least favorite tracks when I first played the album. But its moving up the charts with a bullet.
Game of Pretend was an immediate favorite from me on the first listen. It feels like stepping into a time capsule - could have been on Tusk and I wouldn't have known it was from 2017!
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