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PostPost #1  Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 8:18 pm    Post subject: heartland Reply with quote Back to top

I really love this song but what is it about, my native language is not english you see!

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PostPost #2  Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

It’s about this site you fool!

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PostPost #3  Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:47 pm    Post subject: Re: heartland Reply with quote Back to top

rideon wrote:
I really love this song but what is it about, my native language is not english you see!


It's about Gary Marx maturing as a songwriter. Beyond that, who knows?
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PostPost #4  Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 7:06 am    Post subject: Re: heartland Reply with quote Back to top

Red_Kola wrote:
rideon wrote:
I really love this song but what is it about, my native language is not english you see!


It's about Gary Marx maturing as a songwriter. Beyond that, who knows?


Drugs and cars.
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PostPost #5  Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 9:49 am    Post subject: Re: heartland Reply with quote Back to top

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Drugs and cars.

So guns and accidents came later ..?
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PostPost #6  Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

One of the more blatant drug references in the Sisters' oeuvre.

"Lay me down the long white line" Rolling Eyes Laughing to go with the "One more night spent on your mirror" presumably. It wasn't me...
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PostPost #7  Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

http://www.fourth-floor.co.uk/lyricfile/heartland.htm

i always read "heartland" in this case as being used to describe a place you feel you "belong". the home where your heart is, as it were.

i see the song as being about having been out into the big wide world, seen life, done great things, made mistakes, and now he's looking for his spritual home where he can rest.

on drugs.

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PostPost #8  Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

It's about somebody suffering from Repetitive Verse Injury...

A very bad case it appears too... Rolling Eyes It wasn't me...
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PostPost #9  Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Lars Svensson wrote:
It's about somebody suffering from Repetitive Verse Injury...

A very bad case it appears too... Rolling Eyes It wasn't me...


Tee-hee-hee - I just Googled to get the lyrics to hand, and at the end it said 'Chorus [repeatx40]'. Laughing I normally get extremely pissed off with the dragging-out of songs (Bela Lugosi's dead anyone? Rolling Eyes And This Corrosion for that matter), but I don't know... in Heartland I think it actually adds to the song. You know, it just builds and builds, and then the little guitar goes all high - oooh I love that bit!

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PostPost #10  Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

"then the little guitar goes all high - oooh I love that bit!"

thats my fave bit too Cool Mr. Green Laughing
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PostPost #11  Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I always thought it was about speed... speed... and more speed.... but above all... its about speed

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PostPost #12  Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Quiff Boy wrote:
"then the little guitar goes all high - oooh I love that bit!"

thats my fave bit too Cool Mr. Green Laughing


"Shhhh! Shhh! Listen - here comes the really good bit.... Very Happy aww, I love that bit I do!"
My dad does that with Gershwin. Laughing It's not at all annoying.

But anyway, on the subject of Heartland again, I get a big "delusions of grandeur" feeling from it - Von doing the old "I'm the king-o-the-world!" routine. Hmm, he could cover "My Heart Will Go On". Cool I'm one of the few Sisters fans (it would appear) who does not have an intimate realtionship with illegal substances, but I always thought it was a cocaine song rather than a speed song! No? Oh, well, what do I know... Embarassed

bloody herbal tea drinker that I am!
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PostPost #13  Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Quiff Boy wrote:
i see the song as being about having been out into the big wide world, seen life, done great things, made mistakes, and now he's looking for his spritual home where he can rest.

on drugs.

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PostPost #14  Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Kind of existentialist, isn't it? Perhaps its about Germany.
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PostPost #15  Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I always thought is was about going on stage and being on stage, and having an audience in your grasp.... all while on speed.
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PostPost #16  Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

boudicca wrote:
routine. Hmm, he could cover "My Heart Will Go On". Cool I'm one of the few Sisters fans (it would appear) who does not have an intimate realtionship with illegal substances, but I always thought it was a cocaine song rather than a speed song! No? Oh, well, what do I know... Embarassed

bloody herbal tea drinker that I am!


Cocaine = short buzz, king of world, mild to great paranoia (depending on usage)
speed = stay up all night, and the next night too, grinding, bad-tempered wiredness, staying up until it's not funny any more -- and then four days longer than that.

I would imagine. I also only drink herbal tea so this is all guess work.

If my supposition is true, Heartland is definitely speed. Heartland. Heartland. Heartland. Heartland (crunch there goes another filling) heartland. Heartland.

What? oops, I've just sacked the band.

Again.

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PostPost #17  Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Lowrider wrote:


Cocaine = short buzz, king of world, mild to great paranoia (depending on usage)
speed = stay up all night, and the next night too, grinding, bad-tempered wiredness, staying up until it's not funny any more -- and then four days longer than that.


That's a pretty succinct description of the Vonmeister there! Our fearless leader! Laughing

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Heartland (crunch there goes another filling) heartland. Heartland.

What? oops, I've just sacked the band.

LR


And collapsed from "exhaustion". Rolling Eyes Don't worry Andy darling, I'll make you a nice cup of Raspberry and Elderflower, that'll soon sort you out.
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PostPost #18  Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Temple Of Love. Heartland. Gimme Shelter. Rolling Eyes
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PostPost #19  Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Francis wrote:
Temple Of Love. Heartland. Gimme Shelter. Rolling Eyes


Umm, at the risk of looking stupid... Question Embarassed
If we're naming Sisters songs, no problem - I can do that! Very Happy
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PostPost #20  Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

boudicca wrote:
Francis wrote:
Temple Of Love. Heartland. Gimme Shelter. Rolling Eyes


Umm, at the risk of looking stupid...


It had just dawned on me that the titles of the three songs on that 12" seemed connected. Temple-Shelter, Love-Heart. I'm sure it made sense at the time. Embarassed Laughing
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PostPost #21  Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Francis wrote:
boudicca wrote:
Francis wrote:
Temple Of Love. Heartland. Gimme Shelter. Rolling Eyes


Umm, at the risk of looking stupid...


It had just dawned on me that the titles of the three songs on that 12" seemed connected. Temple-Shelter, Love-Heart. I'm sure it made sense at the time. Embarassed Laughing


Aha! You might be on to something there! You "run for cover in the Temple Of Love" after all, which would suggest that it's some kind of "Shelter"...... Wierded Out Rolling Eyes I think the forensic study of Von's lyrics has just reached its ultimate, hideous conclusion! Laughing
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PostPost #22  Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

nodubmanshouts wrote:
I always thought it was about speed... speed... and more speed.... but above all... its about speed

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Yes, and cars..

(just listening to the Halloween gig 1984) Wink
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PostPost #23  Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

boudicca wrote:

I normally get extremely pissed off with the dragging-out of songs but I don't know... in Heartland I think it actually adds to the song. You know, it just builds and builds, and then the little guitar goes all high - oooh I love that bit!



agree.
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PostPost #24  Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 10:03 pm    Post subject: Heartland Reply with quote Back to top

I am ashamed to admit that this is one of my least Favourite Sisters songs, because of its repetitive chorus Embarassed

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PostPost #25  Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

BillyBadBreaks wrote:
Do I have to give away my black suede jackets with the fringes now? It wasn't me...

please do Laughing
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