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Supertramp - The Logical Song

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posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 03:16 PM
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I just heard this song for the first time in 20 years and it just fascinates me how it relates to modern life now. Funny how history tends to repeat itself. Though, as in all art, it is subjective to the individual.


When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,
A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.
And all the birds in the trees, well theyd be singing so happily,
Joyfully, playfully watching me.
But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible,
Logical, responsible, practical.
And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable,
Clinical, intellectual, cynical.

There are times when all the worlds asleep,
The questions run too deep
For such a simple man.
Wont you please, please tell me what weve learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please tell me who I am.

Now watch what you say or they'll be calling you a radical,
Liberal, fanatical, criminal.
Wont you sign up your name, wed like to feel youre
Acceptable, respectable, presentable, a vegetable!

At night, when all the worlds asleep,
The questions run so deep
For such a simple man.
Wont you please, please tell me what weve learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please tell me who I am.


Wiki

Hearing this again has me now trying to remember lyrics of songs I heard years ago that share todays context also.




posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 03:21 PM
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Hah, nice a Supertramp thread. I hear this song all the time on the radio. It seems like they play it almost everyday or at least every other day. Good vocals usually with these guys, and catchy tunes.



posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 03:24 PM
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Cool song for sure! The best ones always have a timelessness about them, resonating certain truths about people that seems to go unchanged.
I am reminded of a Bruce Hornsby song too.

Lyrics - The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby



Standing in line marking time, waiting for the welfare dime
'Cause they can't buy a job
The man in the silk suit hurries by as he catches the poor ladies' eyes
Just for fun he says "get a job"

chorus
That's just the way it is
Some things will never change
That's just the way it is
Ah, but don't you believe them

They say hey little boy you can't go where the others go
'Cause you don't look like they do
Said hey old man how can you stand to think that way
Did you really think about it before you made the rules
He said, Son

chorus
That's just the way it is
Some things will never change
That's just the way it is
Ah, but don't you believe them

solo

Well they passed a law in '64 to give those who ain't got a little more
But it only goes so far
Because the law don't change another's mind when all it sees at the hiring time
Is the line on the color bar

chorus

That's just the way it is
Some things will never change
That's just the way it is
Ah, but don't you believe them



Peace,
spec



posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 03:25 PM
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SuperTramp ! Great Band,Awsome lyrics
I have several of their albums,
These lyrics say it all.
I've always loved their melodies......
Just Beautiful.

The Brain garden
edit on 30-11-2010 by BrainGarden because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 03:39 PM
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I really like this song. I found a video for it. I hope you don't mind me putting it here.




posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 03:52 PM
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Me likes this one too and it is another timeless piece from Supertramp, imo.


So you think you're a Romeo, playing a part in a picture-show
We take the long way home, take the long way home
Cos you're the joke of the neighbourhood, why should you care if you're feeling good
Take the long way home, take the long way home
There are times that you feel you're part of the scenery, all the greenery is comin' down boy
Then your wife seems to think you're part of the furniture, oh it's peculiar, she used to be so nice

Lonely days turn to lonely nights, you take a trip to the city lights
And take the long way home, take the long way home
You never see what you want to see, forever playing to the gallery
You take the long way home, take the long way home
When you're up on the stage it's so unbelievable, unforgettable, how they adore you
But then your wife seems to think you're losing your sanity, oh calamity, well is there no way out?

(Ooh, take the long way home)
(Take it, take it, take it home)

Does it feel that you life's become a catastrophe, oh it has to be for you to grow boy
When you look through the years and see what you could have been, oh what might have been if you'd had more time
So when the day comes to settle down, who's to blame if you're not around?
You took the long way home, you took the long way home, you took the long way home (Same thing again)
You took the long way home, you took the long way home (For luck), you took the long way home
You took the long way home, you took the long way home

Long way home, long way home, long way home


Peace,
spec
edit on 30-11-2010 by speculativeoptimist because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 03:57 PM
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Roger Hodgson is an amazing songwriter, and The Logical song is IMO one of his finest pieces.
Plus the pipes on that guy... simply amazing.

"But then they sent me away, to teach me how to be sensible..."
hmmm...



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 04:07 PM
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WELL WELL haha I was just gonna post this song because it's so amazingly written.......and pertains to every man! Well as you can see I used the SEARCH BUTTON! Hope someone can appreciate that almost as much as THESE LYRICS.............wow.



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 10:21 PM
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Originally posted by speculativeoptimist
reply to post by AnteBellum
 


Cool song for sure! The best ones always have a timelessness about them, resonating certain truths about people that seems to go unchanged.
I am reminded of a Bruce Hornsby song too.

Lyrics - The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby



Standing in line marking time, waiting for the welfare dime
'Cause they can't buy a job
The man in the silk suit hurries by as he catches the poor ladies' eyes
Just for fun he says "get a job"

chorus
That's just the way it is
Some things will never change
That's just the way it is
Ah, but don't you believe them

They say hey little boy you can't go where the others go
'Cause you don't look like they do
Said hey old man how can you stand to think that way
Did you really think about it before you made the rules
He said, Son

chorus
That's just the way it is
Some things will never change
That's just the way it is
Ah, but don't you believe them

solo

Well they passed a law in '64 to give those who ain't got a little more
But it only goes so far
Because the law don't change another's mind when all it sees at the hiring time
Is the line on the color bar

chorus

That's just the way it is
Some things will never change
That's just the way it is
Ah, but don't you believe them



Peace,
spec

The Logical Song is good, but this is great!
V



posted on May, 30 2011 @ 08:54 PM
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Originally posted by AnteBellum
I just heard this song for the first time in 20 years and it just fascinates me how it relates to modern life now. Funny how history tends to repeat itself. Though, as in all art, it is subjective to the individual.


When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,
A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.
And all the birds in the trees, well theyd be singing so happily,
Joyfully, playfully watching me.
But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible,
Logical, responsible, practical.
And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable,
Clinical, intellectual, cynical.

There are times when all the worlds asleep,
The questions run too deep
For such a simple man.
Wont you please, please tell me what weve learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please tell me who I am.

Now watch what you say or they'll be calling you a radical,
Liberal, fanatical, criminal.
Wont you sign up your name, wed like to feel youre
Acceptable, respectable, presentable, a vegetable!

At night, when all the worlds asleep,
The questions run so deep
For such a simple man.
Wont you please, please tell me what weve learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please tell me who I am.


Wiki

Hearing this again has me now trying to remember lyrics of songs I heard years ago that share todays context also.


One of my top all time songs......a beautiful piece of writing with an even better melody....




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