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lyrics, love, and lunch

keberoxu 27 Jan 18 - 01:16 PM
Senoufou 27 Jan 18 - 01:21 PM
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Andy7 27 Jan 18 - 04:22 PM
keberoxu 27 Jan 18 - 04:26 PM
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Subject: lyrics, love, and lunch
From: keberoxu
Date: 27 Jan 18 - 01:16 PM

Every played the game of taking lyrics about "love"
and substituting the word "lunch"?

Pianist George Shearing, when conversing between songs during a club date,
would joke on this subject,
as journalist Whitney Balliett has written in one of his New Yorker reviews.
So Shearing joked that instead of "Love Walked In,"
you would have "Lunch Walked In."

In my limited experience,
one extreme of the earthy suggestive lyrics in blues or pop lyrics
makes "lunch" fit, amusingly well, where you find "love."

The most surreal and jarring substitutions
are in the most refined metaphors of high lyricism or fine drama.

Consider:
She never told her lunch,
But let concealment,
Like a worm in the bud,
Feed on her damask cheek . . .


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Subject: RE: lyrics, love, and lunch
From: Senoufou
Date: 27 Jan 18 - 01:21 PM

All you need is lunch (Beatles)
Lunch is in the air (John Paul Young)
My lunch is like a red,red rose (Robert Burns)


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Subject: RE: lyrics, love, and lunch
From: keberoxu
Date: 27 Jan 18 - 03:03 PM

From "She Loves You (Yeah Yeah Yeah)"

You think you've lost your lunch?
Well, I saw her yesterday . . .
With a lunch like that
You know you should be glad !


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Subject: RE: lyrics, love, and lunch
From: Andy7
Date: 27 Jan 18 - 04:22 PM

You'd think that people would have had enough of silly lunch songs!


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Subject: RE: lyrics, love, and lunch
From: keberoxu
Date: 27 Jan 18 - 04:26 PM

And then there is Charles Dibdin the Younger.

Lunch is blind, they say,
O! never! nay,
Can words lunch's grace impart? ...
In one soft look what language lies,
O! yes, believe me, Lunch Has Eyes.


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Subject: RE: lyrics, love, and lunch
From: keberoxu
Date: 27 Jan 18 - 04:33 PM

Here is Whitney Balliett on pianist George Shearing.

quote:
He explained tonight at the Café . . . . that he had grown tired of song titles with the word "love" in them, and had taken to mentally substituting the word "lunch," which resulted in such pleasant turns at "Lunch Walked In," "Feel Like Making Lunch," and   "Lunch is Everywhere."
endquote
New Yorker, Volume 53, part 2, ...sometime in 1977


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Subject: RE: lyrics, love, and lunch
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Jan 18 - 05:34 PM

All you need is lunch.


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Subject: RE: lyrics, love, and lunch
From: ketchdana
Date: 27 Jan 18 - 11:46 PM

I've got a lunchrly bunch of coconuts...

I'm looking over a four-leaf clunchr...


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Subject: RE: lyrics, love, and lunch
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 28 Jan 18 - 05:02 AM

"I'm in the mood for lunch...." "I don't care too much for money/Money can't buy me lunch." "Lunch is a many-splendored thing."


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Subject: RE: lyrics, love, and lunch
From: Marje
Date: 28 Jan 18 - 12:17 PM

You can't hurry lunch
You've lost that lunching feeling
My Lagan Lunch
A heart full of lunch (from Les Mis)
I sowed the seeds of lunch
Lunch is pleasing... actually this one gets better... Lunch is teasing, Lunch is a pleasure when first it's new/But as it grows older, lunch grows colder/And fades away like morning dew (that last line doesn't quite work, sorry, but the middle couplet is good).

Marje


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Subject: RE: lyrics, love, and lunch
From: fat B****rd
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 12:50 PM

Lunch is the sweetest thing
Lunch me with all of your heart


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Subject: RE: lyrics, love, and lunch
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 31 Jan 18 - 01:16 AM

Ah it s nice to have a fun thread to relieve the winter doldrums:

Lunch is just a four letter word ( well 5 actually)

Hello young lunchers, wherever you are

Lunch is a many splendored thing

You've lost that lunching feeling

Stop in the name of lunch


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Subject: RE: lyrics, love, and lunch
From: keberoxu
Date: 31 Jan 18 - 12:03 PM

one of the most obvious is from Willie Dixon:

'Way down inside, you need lunch


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Subject: RE: lyrics, love, and lunch
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 31 Jan 18 - 06:22 PM

It is a fun thread, lefthanded guitar. It's even more fun when you're careful not to repeat suggestions others have already made.


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Subject: RE: lyrics, love, and lunch
From: keberoxu
Date: 04 Feb 18 - 01:08 PM

Rodgers and Hart:

I fell in love with lunch
One night when the moon was full
I was unwise
With eyes too blinded to see

I fell in love with lunch,
With lunch everlasting
But lunch fell out with me


Cole Porter (song intended for Sophie Tucker)
Most gentlemen don't like lunch
They just like to kick it around
Most gentlemen can't take lunch
'Cause most gentlemen ain't that profound


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Subject: RE: lyrics, love, and lunch
From: keberoxu
Date: 24 Feb 18 - 02:37 PM

thanks to Thomas Stern's Jean Ritchie/Oscar Brand list of collaborations:


I gave my lunch an apple
Without e'er a core . . .


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Subject: RE: lyrics, love, and lunch
From: keberoxu
Date: 31 Mar 18 - 07:16 PM

Just an old-fashioned lunch song
One I'm sure they wrote for you and me


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