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Are the Lyrics on this Site Reliable?

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PaulMaul   

Just wondering if the lyrics on this site come "straight from the horse's mouth" or if they are just copied from some secondary source. Song lyric web sites drive me batty because once errors creep in, they are propagated to a million other sites and it becomes impossible to discern fact from fiction.

I have no way of knowing the "real lyrics" (the Japanese pressings of the original 4 LPs I have contain the usual ridiculous Japanese lyrical mistakes) so I have no way to judge

except by what I hear on the record.

On "Nobody Knows" I could swear I'm hearing "Now those tender looks upon her face," not "smiles and looks," as written here and on every lyric site I've checked.

On "Cruisin' Music" I could have sworn it was "Cruisin' Music, sure could use it." Am I the only one who hears it that way? I'm probably wrong on this one as it's impossible to tell the difference from listening.

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LindaM   

PaulMaul, On greybar at top of page, click on Music, then lyrics, find the album you want and click on it. These lyrics are straight form the horses mouth , as you put it.

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And what is even cooler is that the horse hangs out here; no way he would allow a false lyric to grace this site. Speaking of Crusin' Music, I still get a kick out of what I thought I heard for 25 years contrasted with the real words.

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Eric didn't transcribe the lyrics that appear here. I started with the lyrics from the various liner notes and music books, so the lyrics here are not necessarily without error. With that said, the correct line is, in fact:

"Now those tender looks upon her face..."

I'll make the correction tonight in the LYRICS section. Thanks!

Bernie

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LindaM   

Thanks for correcting me Bernie. I should have checked the lyrics on the site before answering. I would have known they weren't right because I have sung along to that tune many times.I just assumed they would be correct on this site and we all know what happens when we assume something.

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PaulMaul   
Raspbernie said:

Eric didn't transcribe the lyrics that appear here. I started with the lyrics from the various liner notes and music books, so the lyrics here are not necessarily without error. With that said, the correct line is, in fact:

"Now those tender looks upon her face..."

I'll make the correction tonight in the LYRICS section. Thanks!

Bernie

Cool! Here are some others that don't look right to me (though

of course I could be hearing wrong):

In Party's Over:

I hear (in verse two): Now I'm bolder and brighter (as opposed to older)...

I hear (in verse three): So it's performin' and writin' and

party-all-nightin'

(as opposed to "the moment ain't right")

In I Don't Know What I Want:

I hear "...make some decision I can't make.."

(as opposed to "I can't wait")

Thanks for all your work on this awesome site, its quality is

far superior to most similar sites!

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The absolute best mistranslations are in the Japanese SIDE 3 liner notes:

"Baby, baby, I could swallow maybe you

Feel the way I do

You've got my backbone sticking in my forearm

Breaking in two"

Can you imagine Japanese fans singing along with Eric on "Ecstacy" with THOSE lyrics?!?

Bernie

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elle4ec   
Raspbernie said:

The absolute best mistranslations are in the Japanese SIDE 3 liner notes:

"Baby, baby, I could swallow maybe you

Feel the way I do

You've got my backbone sticking in my forearm

Breaking in two"

Can you imagine Japanese fans singing along with Eric on "Ecstacy" with THOSE lyrics?!?

Bernie

:lol::lol:...Only if they were in the middle of a game of "Naked Twister" :D:blush: ...

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James   
Raspbernie said:

The absolute best mistranslations are in the Japanese SIDE 3 liner notes:

"Baby, baby, I could swallow maybe you

Feel the way I do

You've got my backbone sticking in my forearm

Breaking in two"

Can you imagine Japanese fans singing along with Eric on "Ecstacy" with THOSE lyrics?!?

Bernie

:lol:

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ECatw   

All I can say is if my parents heard those words coming out of my mouth then that would have definitely been the end. Goodbye and album dumped in the trash.

:lol:

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