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Thread #119066   Message #2579122
Posted By: Joe Offer
02-Mar-09 - 05:47 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Subject: Origins: Istanbul
This is a song that has always intrigued me, and I have never taken the time to dig into it. Peace sent me this (and I verified the lyrics from the recording):

Istanbul (Not Constantinople) is the fourth (4th) song on the Flood album and is the eighth (8th) song, in live format, on the Severe Tire Damage album.


Istanbul (Not Constantinople)A friend of my brother taught me the song "Charlottetown is burning down, good bye, goodbye...Charlottetown Town is burning down, good bye Liza Jane. ... - 21k - Cached - Similar pages
Anyhow, I think we need to research this and get good lyrics and background information. I sure don't see the connection to "Abdul..."

Thanks, Peace.


Click on the Trevor Horn Orchestra link - I think you'll like the recording.