Originally posted by redmage
Originally posted by Korg Trinity
Here is band called Cocteau Twins... She is Scotish and the lyrics are nonsence. The singer chose the sounds to sing that gave the right tonal quality... playing her vocal chords like an instument... Sounds like some form of language but it isn't..
I'm curious where you got this impression. With minimal searching it's easy to find lyrics for the song. I admit there may be a few errors in that particular lyric sheet, but overall it seems quite accurate, and the discrepancies could simply be from permutations in various performances (often songs are performed slightly altered over time).
Cocteau Twins were a Scottish alternative rock band active from 1979 to 1997, known for complex instrumentation and atmospheric, non-lyrical vocals.
Though formed in the post-punk and New Wave era, the Cocteau Twins tended to defy concise categorisation, and their music was a key influence on dream pop. Although the entire band earned much critical praise, Elizabeth Fraser's distinctive vocals received the most attention. At times barely decipherable, Fraser seemed to veer into glossolalia and mouth music. Allmusic reviewer Ned Raggett writes that "part of her appeal is how she can make hard-to-interpret lyrics so emotionally gripping."
"We have had people on the Internet who have written translations and they obviously have a natural talent for writing. Their interpretations are so beautiful that sometimes I have preferred what they have written to what I actually sang, it has been much more eloquent.
Originally posted by Aeons
Originally posted by firsttimecaller
Sexiest man alive.
[edit on 6-4-2010 by firsttimecaller]
Oh God. I am at work and I just snorted and laughed really loud. The choking giggles are sure to draw attention! Damn You!
[edit on 2010/4/6 by Aeons]
Originally posted by HombreAlone
Well I didn't know what to expect, but for some odd reason I liked it.
Originally posted by Blaine91555
Oh sure, we make fun of other peoples languages and we are Bigots. They make fun of us and its funny.
I wonder what it would sound like in the San Language of Southern Africa?
Funny post, thanks.
Originally posted by Loki Lyesmyth
LOL right, its kinda like the racist thing, if white folk say a slur its racist but when someone calls white folk a cracker or wonder bread we laugh...
Maybe its because we really don't care and even laugh at ourselves.
NOW that being said I do not condone any hurtful racial language or activities .