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BS: Tainted love

George Papavgeris 03 Jun 05 - 06:45 PM
Ebbie 03 Jun 05 - 06:48 PM
Peace 03 Jun 05 - 06:50 PM
gnu 03 Jun 05 - 06:51 PM
jacqui.c 03 Jun 05 - 06:54 PM
Clinton Hammond 03 Jun 05 - 06:55 PM
Peace 03 Jun 05 - 06:57 PM
George Papavgeris 03 Jun 05 - 06:59 PM
Clinton Hammond 03 Jun 05 - 07:10 PM
Peace 03 Jun 05 - 07:15 PM
freda underhill 03 Jun 05 - 07:23 PM
CarolC 03 Jun 05 - 07:28 PM
robomatic 03 Jun 05 - 07:31 PM
Clinton Hammond 03 Jun 05 - 07:35 PM
Ebbie 03 Jun 05 - 07:42 PM
jeffp 03 Jun 05 - 07:52 PM
dianavan 03 Jun 05 - 10:25 PM
podman 04 Jun 05 - 01:05 AM
Bunnahabhain 04 Jun 05 - 03:38 AM
Liz the Squeak 04 Jun 05 - 03:42 AM
George Papavgeris 04 Jun 05 - 05:32 PM
lady penelope 05 Jun 05 - 10:27 AM
Leadfingers 05 Jun 05 - 10:34 AM

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Subject: BS: Tainted love
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 06:45 PM

The constant bickering about this and that in politics around the globe has led me to write something. It's just a poem for now, though I expect that by tomorrow it may well have a tune to it.

It is not meant to depict the situation in any one country - I have seen equivalent signs in every country I have lived (three) and most countries I visited (18). But I expect people will see themselves in it and want to argue, so to save time I moved it to BS section from the start.

Please criticise/judge.

TAINTED LOVE

I am a patriot, said the traitor
I love my country and won't hear a word against it
It is the best and we all know that God has blessed it
If you think different, you're enemy of mine.

I am a patriot, said the patriot
I love my country just like you and I can prove it:
But it has faults, and all I want is to improve it.
And I'll put life and reputation on the line.

You are a traitor, said the traitor
You're finding faults where there are none, like a magician
To all my country means to me, you're opposition
You rock the boat and you think you know best.

I am a patriot, said the patriot
Love that can see no fault is love only in letter
I see them, but I care enough to make them better
And all my life and actions this fact will attest.

You are a traitor, said the traitor
A liar too, because my love you just offended
It is high time that your subversive acts were ended
So from this moment pal, you are under arrest.

George Papavgeris, June 2005


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Subject: RE: BS: Tainted love
From: Ebbie
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 06:48 PM

George, I am speechless. Thank you.

Elva B


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Subject: RE: BS: Tainted love
From: Peace
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 06:50 PM

Dynamite, George. I ain't gonna make any suggestions. You know what you're doing. You nail this and you'll have a song of beauty that speaks a great truth. I already love it as a poem.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tainted love
From: gnu
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 06:51 PM

Oh yeah. Kinda folkie, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tainted love
From: jacqui.c
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 06:54 PM

Can't wait to hear the song at the Getaway. I don't think I've heard any of yours that I didn't like


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Subject: RE: BS: Tainted love
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 06:55 PM

Ain't that "The Living End"?

"Tainted Love"

Well sometimes I feel I've got to
Runaway
I've got to
Get away
From the pain you driving to love me

The love we shared
Seemed to go no where
And I lost my life
For I toss and turn I can't sleep at night

Once I ran to you
Now I run from you
This tainted love you've given

I give you all a boy can give you
Take my tears and thats not nearly all!

Well sometimes I feel I've got to
Runaway
I've got to
Get away
From the pain you driving to love me

The love we shared
Seemed to go no where
And I lost my life
For I toss and turn I can't sleep at night

Once I ran to you
Now I run from you
This tainted love you've given
I give you all a boy can give you
Take my tears and thats not nearly all!

Tainted Love (whoaoh)
Tainted Love

Now I know I've got to
Runaway
I've got to
Get away
You don't really want anymore from me

To make things right
You need someone to hold you tight
And they say love is to play
Well I'm sorry I don't play that way

Once I ran to you
Now I run from you
This tainted love you've given
I give you all a boy can give you
Take my tears and thats not nearly all!

Tainted love (whoaoh)
Tainted love

(Alright!)

Don't touch me please
I cannot stand the way you tease
And I love you though you hurt me so
So I'm gonna pack my things and go

The love we shared
Seemed to go no where
And I lost my life
For I toss and turn I can't sleep at night

Once I ran to you
Now I run from you
This tainted love you've given
I give you all a boy can give you
Take my tears and thats not nearly all!

Tainted Love (whoaoh)
Tainted Love (whoaoh)
Tainted Love (whoaoh)
Tainted Love


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Subject: RE: BS: Tainted love
From: Peace
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 06:57 PM

My gawwwwwwwwwwd. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Now I'll have that bloody thing rollin' around my head for days. Clinton, I am gonna get you for that. Sleep with one eye open. For years.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tainted love
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 06:59 PM

You're right, CH - I'll think of another title. How about "Smudged Love"?

No - "The Traitor's Love", I think


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Subject: RE: BS: Tainted love
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 07:10 PM

Don't go changing, to try to please me
You never let me down before.....

(That better brucie?)

:-P


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Subject: RE: BS: Tainted love
From: Peace
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 07:15 PM

LOLOL.

Make it TWO eyes open.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tainted love
From: freda underhill
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 07:23 PM

George, you said it perfectly! it sums up everything they say and how they say it. Can't wait to hear it sometime!


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Subject: RE: BS: Tainted love
From: CarolC
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 07:28 PM

That's a very good song, George.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tainted love
From: robomatic
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 07:31 PM

Great Great Song. I was peddling my bicycle up the West Coast of Ireland listening to two radio channels on my brand new walkman. One channel played Irish Traditional. The other channel played one of four songs: Tainted Love, The Envoy, I Eat Cannibal, John Wayne Is Big Legge.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tainted love
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 07:35 PM

I ain't afraid of you brucie!

:-P


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Subject: RE: BS: Tainted love
From: Ebbie
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 07:42 PM

So which one is the 'Great Great' song, robo? The 'John Wayne is Big Legge' sounds esoteric and enigmatic enough to qualify as Great.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tainted love
From: jeffp
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 07:52 PM

Great song, George. Love the thought.

Jeff


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Subject: RE: BS: Tainted love
From: dianavan
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 10:25 PM

So good, El Greko!


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Subject: RE: BS: Tainted love
From: podman
Date: 04 Jun 05 - 01:05 AM

Ebbie:
"Tainted Love" which I think was a reworked blues number, or so I was told.
"John Wayne Is Big Legge" was from "Haysi Fantaysee" a boy-girl pop group which was a two or three hit wonder.

Some of those songs didn't make it to the States. Euro Pop is quite distinct from our stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tainted love
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 04 Jun 05 - 03:38 AM

What a wonderful poem. It will need the right tune to make it any better.


Tainted love:
This is a 1964 song by Soul singer Gloria Jones. I ashamed to say I only knew of it via the 80's cover by softcell


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Subject: RE: BS: Tainted love
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 04 Jun 05 - 03:42 AM

Contradictions might be a better name for it... it is a truly moving piece.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Tainted love
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 04 Jun 05 - 05:32 PM

Thanks for all the positive comments, folks. Good news:

YES! I got a tune for it, and I am rather chuffed with it because I think it really suits it, it tests the vocal chords enough to make it fun and it can be sung unaccompanied too. I also changed the lyrics a little to help them scan better (Liz, I already have one called "Contradictions" so I'll stay with Traitor's Love for now).
Amended lyrics:

THE TRAITOR'S LOVE
George Papavgeris, June 2005

I am a patriot, the traitor said
I love my country and won't hear a word against it
It is the best and we all know that God has blessed it
If you think different, you're an enemy of mine.

I am a patriot, the patriot said
I love my country just like you and I can prove it:
But it has faults, and all I want is to improve it.
And I'll put life and reputation on the line.

You are a traitor, the traitor said
You're finding faults where there are none, like a magician
To all my country means to me, you're opposition
You rock the boat and then you brag that you know best.

I am a patriot, the patriot said
Love that can see no fault is love only in letter
I see them, but I care enough to make them better
And all my life and actions this they will attest.

You are a traitor, the traitor said
A liar too, because my love you just offended
It is high time that your subversive acts were ended
So from this moment pal, you are under arrest.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tainted love
From: lady penelope
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 10:27 AM

Fantastic! I can't wait to hear this. This is definitely not 'bullshit' material........

TTFN Lady P.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tainted love
From: Leadfingers
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 10:34 AM

Is this going to be featured at Twickenham tonight George ?? All the best with it Mate !


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