A Farewell to Kings

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A Farewell to Kings

Post by Lamneth » Fri Jun 16, 2006 2:10 pm

When I first heard this song, I didn't know what to think. The intro sounded promising, but the rest was disappointing, I thought. But now I like it. I like the lyrics as well, but don't quite understand what they are about. Has anybody figured that out, the central theme?
"I'm really just a phony but forgive me 'cause I'm stoned"- Frank Zappa, "Who Needs the Peace Corps?"

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Post by moYrseYcZode » Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:57 pm

They are talking about the great immoralities and corruption that are becoming more and more common as time goes on and as civilization advances. Then they go on to say that these corrupt ones are passing it on to the innocent youth, and, in turn, this magnifies the problems. Basically, instead of basing decisions on the matters of the heart, society has reverted to their inner greed and to their pockets to make the decisions for them. Of course, the lyrics present the song in a kind of medieval tone, but the song refers to civilization in general.

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Post by Lamneth » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:10 am

moYrseYcZode wrote:They are talking about the great immoralities and corruption that are becoming more and more common as time goes on and as civilization advances. Then they go on to say that these corrupt ones are passing it on to the innocent youth, and, in turn, this magnifies the problems. Basically, instead of basing decisions on the matters of the heart, society has reverted to their inner greed and to their pockets to make the decisions for them. Of course, the lyrics present the song in a kind of medieval tone, but the song refers to civilization in general.

Hey, nice to meet you, by the way :-D !
Thanks, you too. :D Thanx for the explanation. 8)
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Post by moYrseYcZode » Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:31 pm

No prob :-D !
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Post by Middle Kingdom » Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:03 am

That's a great synopsis of the song.
Now I gotta listen to it again.
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Post by moYrseYcZode » Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:06 pm

Yeah, it really is a pretty damn good song. I also especially love Xanadu and Cygnus X-1 on that album. As a matter of fact, that whole album kicks ass :-D ! The only song that I don't care too much for is Cinderella Man.
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Post by Ogg » Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:48 am

Hi there Inspector Morse, how are the white socks and sandals mate? :-D

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Post by schuette » Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:50 pm

please morse....dont say you wear white socks and sandals :shock:
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Post by Walkinghairball » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:33 pm

He even posted a pic that proved it. :-D
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Post by Soup4Rush » Wed Jul 26, 2006 6:26 am

leave that poor guy alone. He told you why. :razz: besides why are white socks with sandals so bad, I would think that an ankle sock with the Jesus type sandals should be OK, you barely see the sock. Now black knee socks with sandals would be awful. and no I don't wear socks with my sandals, although I wish society would allow it, as I hate wearing shoes without socks. :-)
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Post by CygnusX1 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:30 am

I just finished working up "Closer to the Heart" off of AFTK...sweet song to play, but man, that intro WILL work the fingers alright! sweeeeet....

now...if I could only get that tone under control :shock:
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Post by moYrseYcZode » Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:19 am

Ogg wrote:Hi there Inspector Morse, how are the white socks and sandals mate? :-D
What's up everyone :-D !

Why must you make fun of my fashion sense, Ogg? You are making me sad :( .

So, Ogg, what made you decide to call me Inspector Morse? Just curious :-) .

Yes, Shu, I wore socks with sandals ON VACATION in Europe. I knew I would be scorned for that photo! Look in the forum "Pics of us" and you will understand the logic behind it...like Soup said (thnx Soup :-D )...
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Post by Soup4Rush » Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:27 am

anytime buddy. Don't worry bout these guys. They are housebroken and mostly harmless, cept Schu.. :-D :razz:
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Post by schuette » Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:48 am

hey I only shit on the carpet that once :razz:
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Post by Soup4Rush » Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:58 am

I forgot about that :razz: :-D
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