Under the Gun

Got any interesting thoughts on a set of lyrics? Any that don't involve the word "indeed"? Find yourself struggling to decipher all those obtuse references Von makes? Read "1959 And All That" and still no clearer? Postcards found lying in a skip around the back of the Chemists can be found here... Don't say you weren't warned.
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Obviousman wrote:So, who is this Billie Hughes chap :?:
See here. He's brown bread now, alas...
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aye.

"Billie Keith Hughes died July 3, 1998, in Los Angeles."

http://www.noanoamusic.com/billie-bio.html
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i think of the ending paragraph of Under the Gun more like a stream of consciousness type of thing, associative, all cleaned up and poeticized afterwards. But then, i'm probably the only one again.
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itnAklipse wrote:But then, i'm probably the only one again.
No, I agree ;D
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So do I... 8)
Celebrations done, more to come, hopefully.

Meanwhile: I'm still confused but on a higher level... :-)
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Proven wrong, twice on the same day...at least this doesn't happen often :P
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it's just a dig at the fools in the rcord company isn't it?

you can have 'anything', because you've got me 'under the gun'

ironically, his anything are amongst the best around :notworthy: :notworthy:

the best is yet to come
you wait....

time passes...
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paint it black wrote:
you wait....

time passes...
Kill Thorin
>You attack Thorin, but your effort is wasted. His defence is too strong.

>Thorin attacks you.
>With one well placed blow Thorin cleaves your skull.
>You are dead.
>You have mastered 0.2% of your new album.
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> Thorin sits down and starts singing about gold
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It`s the ever late eotunun again.. :D

To me the Under The Gun has allways been a sum up of the split in 1986 and a (self glorifying.. :innocent: ) summary to the proceedings around "Gift".
To shoot " out of the sun" is an attack practice known from the early days of air combat, most oftenly used by german pilots. As the sun blinds the attacked one he can`t see the attacker. To allied pilots "The hun in the sun" was proverbial. (Maybe Eldo takes his nick "Von" to identify himself as the hun, seems fitting to me) The "heat seaking" shot "out of the sun" is an attack that can´t fail and comes surprising, like "Gift" was released surprisingly and shot down Waynes attempt to use the name "The Sisters of Mercy". And in this line, Eldo celebrates his victory joyfully..

Waddayathink?
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It's certainly a possibility.

You might have thought he'd got over the '86 split by '93 though. :lol: Not to suggest he's a vindictive so-and-so who can hold a grudge for years. Of course not. That's just what the pond-life music journalists want you to believe. :innocent:
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markfiend wrote:
You might have thought he'd got over the '86 split by '93 though. :lol:
especially as it was 1985 when they split. :wink:
"nowadays everybody talks like they got something to say
but nothing comes out when they move their lips
-just a bunch of gibberish-
and everybody acts like they forgot about GARY MARX"

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:lol: :oops: It was our friend the giant (if I'm not totally off with my translation of eotunun) who put '86 first, not me.
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When the dust begins to settle :innocent:
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Indeed, it was me.. :roll: But, what is a year? :innocent:
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Please see next post :eek:
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Black Shuck wrote:
nick the stripper wrote:
two worlds apart and two together
into that good night kiss away
one takes the hard
one the other
kiss a way

are you living for love?
are you living for love?
when the road gets too tough
is your love strong enough?

(are you living?)
(are you living for love?)

do you feel your head is full of thunder?
questions never end?
empty nights alone? no wonder
it all comes back again

are you living for love?
are you living for love?
I've been under the gun
I've lost and I've ...
You're sorta overlooking the fact that these lyrics were written by Billie Hughes.

I've already mentioned this elsewhere on Heartland, but I recently purchased the Bille Hughes album which contains 'Two Worlds apart' (after years of fruitlessly trying to find the track online...) if anyone wants a copy, let me know.
Would you happen to have the original lyrics to the Billie Hughes recording "Two Worlds Apart"? If you, or someone who reads this, could post the lyrics that would be greatly appreciated.

From the bit of "Two Worlds Apart" I was able to listen to on a Billie Hughes website, it seems clear that, in addition to adding the stream-of-consciousness "rap" at the end, Eldritch, ever the poet and scholar, has edited the first stanzas of the lyrics to give the song more resonance.

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The original lyrics:

Two worlds apart Two together
Strange how they work that way
One takes the heart, one the other
You’ve got to play to stay

Are you living for love
Are you living for love
I’ve lost and I’ve won
But I lived it for love

Circumstance and situations
Speak for the two of us
Making real and right relations
What’s turned to two is us

Are you living for love
Are you living for love
I’ve been under the gun
I’ve lost and I’ve won

Everybody lives for love
Everybody works for love
Everybody gives for love
Everybody learns together

I feel my head is full of thunder
The questions never end
Empty nights alone, no wonder
It all comes back again

Are you living for love
Are you living for love
When the road gets too tough
Is your love strong enough

Are you living for love
Are you living for love

Everybody lives for love
Everybody works for love
Everybody gives for love
Everybody learns together
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nick the stripper wrote:The original lyrics:
Nick, is there any way I could get a copy of this original? Just like you I've been searching the p2p-networks with no success. :?
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And, you lucky people, it just so happens I have a copy (albeit a low-bitrate one).

Clicky. ;)
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Dark wrote:And, you lucky people, it just so happens I have a copy (albeit a low-bitrate one).

Clicky. ;)
f**king hell, I had no idea it would sound so similar to the version we all know and love.

Many thanks Dark. :notworthy:
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Dark wrote:And, you lucky people, it just so happens I have a copy (albeit a low-bitrate one).
Thank you. :notworthy:
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nick the stripper wrote:The original lyrics:

Two worlds apart Two together
Strange how they work that way
One takes the heart, one the other
You’ve got to play to stay

Are you living for love
Are you living for love
I’ve lost and I’ve won
But I lived it for love

Circumstance and situations
Speak for the two of us
Making real and right relations
What’s turned to two is us

Are you living for love
Are you living for love
I’ve been under the gun
I’ve lost and I’ve won

Everybody lives for love
Everybody works for love
Everybody gives for love
Everybody learns together

I feel my head is full of thunder
The questions never end
Empty nights alone, no wonder
It all comes back again

Are you living for love
Are you living for love
When the road gets too tough
Is your love strong enough

Are you living for love
Are you living for love

Everybody lives for love
Everybody works for love
Everybody gives for love
Everybody learns together
Many thanks, messieurs Stripper-Crowley and Dark.
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_emma_ wrote:
MrChris wrote:Describe guns. Needles. Bombs. Sex. Death. War. Drugs. Politicians. Add together and shake. Make it rhyme a bit. Speak it with a snarl, whilst wearing leather trousers. Fulfil contractual requirements regarding release of greatest hits album. Feel a sense of quiet satisfaction, and enjoy greater funds with which to enjoy the seedier nightlife of Europe.
:lol: :notworthy:
But still, easier said than done isn't it. The "speak it with a snarl" part in particular.
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Could someone reupload the original please?
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