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PostSubject: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeMon May 25, 2009 4:50 pm

So I haven't seen accurate lyrics for this amazing song, so here's what I got (I wrote it out by ear, so If you see something that doesn't look right, post your corrections)


I learned how to hammer,
In the burning August sun,
I learned how to lie and cheat,
How to steal and just how to run,
I fell asleep most nights,
Somebody elses blood on my tongue, your tongue,
You learn just how to run.

But It's just the blues, Mary the blues
swirling around my head like a dream in Dorothy's shoes,
I'm somewhere over the rainbow for you.

I learned how to cry,
In them lonesome September nights,
I learned to get by,
With the dogs and the dirt and the charm of the street,
I fell asleep most nights,
With your pictures right behind my eyes, your eyes,
The killer and the victim, arrive,
Right at the same time.

But It's just the blues, Mary the blues
swirling around my head like a dream in Dorothy's shoes,
I'm somewhere over the rainbow for you,
But It's just the blues, Mary the blues
swirl it around my head like a dream in Dorothy's shoes,
I'm somewhere over the rainbow for you.


Of Course her smile,
Was bright like the Ramparts on the 4th of July
My baby swings like a boxer,
Sends her right hooks under my chin,
She cries like a baby,
And she wears me just like a ring,
cries like a baby,
And she wears me just like a ring.

I learned how to swagger,
I learned how to hold you while your body burn,
I learned how to compromise
While this whirlwind hurricane turned,
We fell asleep most nights,
With each others blood on our tongues,
My love,
If you ever just had enough.

But It's just the blues, Mary the blues
swirling around my head like a dream in Dorothy's shoes,
I'm somewhere over the rainbow for you,
But It's just the blues, Mary the blues
swirling around my head like a dream in Dorothy's shoes,
I'm somewhere over the rainbow for you.

But It's just the blues, Mary the blues
swirling around my head like a dream in Dorothy's shoes,
I'm somewhere over the rainbow for you.


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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeMon May 25, 2009 7:02 pm

"It's just the blues, Mary, the blues,
Swirling around my head like the dreams in Dorothy's shoes (Wizard of Oz reference)"

"I learned how to compromise
While this whirlwind hurricane turned"
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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeMon May 25, 2009 9:49 pm

Fixed, thanks Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeTue May 26, 2009 4:08 pm

Thanks for that. It's an awesome song... I hadn't worked out he was saying Dorothy's shoes though!
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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeTue May 26, 2009 4:31 pm

I had been wondering about that line myself... however now I hear it so clearly
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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeTue Jun 16, 2009 9:54 pm

UPDATE: Ramparts=Red Banks haha it makes more sense now xD
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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeWed Jun 17, 2009 7:14 am

I always heard it as ramparts- willing to go with Red Banks though!
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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeWed Jun 17, 2009 2:20 pm

I know it does sound like ramparts, but on Brian's myspace it shows he lives in Red Bank, then i thought about it "bright like the Red Banks on the 4th of July" it made much more sense to me. It's kind of like the "Dorothy's shoes" part, I honestly still here "Ignoring these shoes" which never made sense to me to begin with but he does that sometimes lol also I don't think there are any ramparts in NJ o.O
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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeWed Jun 17, 2009 5:00 pm

Stevearm wrote:
I don't think there are any ramparts in NJ o.O

I assumed by ramparts he was referring to something like the wooden boardwalks on the seafront on something, like is mentioned at the end of Patient Ferris Wheel?????
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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeWed Jun 17, 2009 8:54 pm

I'm pretty sure it's "like your dreams in Dorothy's shoes"

And I thought it was "you learned how to cry" "you learned how to swagger" "you learned how to compromise" "burned" "onto" (not under)

That whole Red Bank thing I'm not sure of....doesn't sound like Red Banks at all.......

.....all that said, I'm pretty bad when it comes to stuff like this.....so I could be way off.....
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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeThu Jun 18, 2009 10:35 am

I agree to me it doesn't sound like Red Banks, although I don't want to totally dismiss this idea by any means as it could make sense.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeThu Jun 18, 2009 11:40 am

I've never made the Red Bank connection before but that line makes a lot of sense..."bright like the Red Banks on the 4th of July"...every 4th Red Bank has a HUGE fireworks display on the Navesink.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeThu Jun 18, 2009 1:50 pm

surfNJ wrote:
I've never made the Red Bank connection before but that line makes a lot of sense..."bright like the Red Banks on the 4th of July"...every 4th Red Bank has a HUGE fireworks display on the Navesink.

I was thinking it was the navesink thing as well, just wasn't sure

and yeah it doesn't sound like Red Banks at all lol, so I dont know xD
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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeFri Jun 19, 2009 8:13 am

I really love the line "I'm somewhere over the rainbow for you", probably one of my favourite lyrics.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeFri Jun 19, 2009 6:21 pm

I've listened to it again a couple of times in the past 24 hours and I definately hear ramparts...
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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeSat Jun 20, 2009 3:01 am

Im pretty sure its ramparts as a reference to none other than our own National Anthem, as in "the ramparts we watched" being illuminated up by "the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air" fits with the 4th of July, thats what i always thought at least.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeSun Jun 21, 2009 11:28 pm

I Came To Dance wrote:
I really love the line "I'm somewhere over the rainbow for you", probably one of my favourite lyrics.

Agree, for so many reasons.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeMon Jun 22, 2009 1:07 pm

Problem Solved:



Of Course her smile, was bright like the Ramparts on the 4th of July."


cheers.
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----------------- Original Message -----------------
From: ▲Steven▲
To: Brian Fallon
Date: Jun 18, 2009 6:54 PM
Subject: Dimstore Saints


Alright so those of us on the fan forum need help...we can't figure out what you say on The Blues, Mary.
We were curious about the following line:

is it...
"The cause for smile
Is bright like the Ramparts on the 4th of July"

or

"The cause for smile
Is bright like the Red Banks on the 4th of July"

OR

"The cause for smile
Is bright like a Red Branch on the 4th of July"

or is it something we're not catching

lol so yeah, I hope you can help us with this one xD

Keep up the great work!
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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeMon Jun 22, 2009 1:42 pm

Great, problem solved! But how were you able to email Brian directly?
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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeMon Jun 22, 2009 3:22 pm

nice one stevearm, nothing like going to direct to the source to get the answer!! cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeMon Jun 22, 2009 3:39 pm

Tomaldo wrote:
Great, problem solved! But how were you able to email Brian directly?

his myspace
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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeMon Jun 22, 2009 6:07 pm

Stevearm wrote:
Tomaldo wrote:
Great, problem solved! But how were you able to email Brian directly?

his myspace

Ah nice one!
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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeMon Jun 29, 2009 3:24 am

A little bit more info. on The Blues, Mary (the first question was merely my curiosity, not sure if anyone else was wondering the same) Also something I didn't know about Tin Pan Ally, thought you guys would enjoy this.



hey how's it going...


1. every voice on all the solo stuff is me, i lay down one vocal and then I do
a
bunch of harmonies with myself. i try to change my voice as much as i
can with each harmony. I've never done any work with chuck.

2. and yes, it is amazing grace.

if
you listen really closely in "tin pan alley" when it gets quiet in the
bridge, you can hear the beginning of the 23rd Psalm as well.


take care.
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----------------- Original Message -----------------
From: Steven Armstrong
To: Brian Fallon
Date: Jun 26, 2009 6:47 PM
Subject: Yet another question


actually 2, and both are about The Blues, Mary heh

1. Is that Chuck Ragan that's singing in the background?

2. Is that Amazing Grace in the background of the last chorus?

Keep on doing what you do best! (which I hope is making music haha)

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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeMon Jun 29, 2009 4:56 am

Thats an interesting point regarding the Second Question. Something I'll listen out for!
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PostSubject: Re: The Blues, Mary   The Blues, Mary Icon_minitimeMon Jun 29, 2009 10:23 pm

nice work on this info. love this song.
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