Let's talk about life

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
User avatar
soundchaser
Rokster & Rollster
Posts: 9041
Joined: 20 Jun 2006, 10:55

Re: Let's talk about life

Postby soundchaser » 01 Oct 2020, 19:19

Life’s been good to me, so far (give or take a couple of weeks here and there).

User avatar
Flower
Posts: 8799
Joined: 05 Mar 2009, 22:22
Location: Unlisted

Re: Let's talk about life

Postby Flower » 08 Oct 2020, 13:45




:D :D
If love could've saved you, you would've lived forever.

User avatar
Hightea
Posts: 2774
Joined: 16 Apr 2015, 02:18
Location: NY state

Re: Let's talk about life

Postby Hightea » 09 Oct 2020, 02:56

Image

User avatar
trans-chigley express
Posts: 18547
Joined: 11 Nov 2003, 01:50
Location: Asia's WC

Re: Let's talk about life

Postby trans-chigley express » 09 Oct 2020, 05:14

soundchaser wrote:Life’s been good to me, so far (give or take a couple of weeks here and there).


yeah, but I bet you have a mansion but forget the price and your Maseratti does one-eighty-five :roll:

Positive Passion
Posts: 1407
Joined: 05 Jul 2017, 23:05

Re: Let's talk about life

Postby Positive Passion » 09 Oct 2020, 06:54

Life isn't everything
Isn't everything
Isn't everything.

User avatar
soundchaser
Rokster & Rollster
Posts: 9041
Joined: 20 Jun 2006, 10:55

Re: Let's talk about life

Postby soundchaser » 09 Oct 2020, 11:15

trans-chigley express wrote:
soundchaser wrote:Life’s been good to me, so far (give or take a couple of weeks here and there).


yeah, but I bet you have a mansion but forget the price and your Maseratti does one-eighty-five :roll:


Well, I didn’t like to brag :D.

User avatar
Minnie the Minx
funky thigh collector
Posts: 31696
Joined: 29 Dec 2006, 16:00
Location: In the naughty North and in the sexy South

Re: Let's talk about life

Postby Minnie the Minx » 09 Oct 2020, 13:44

Positive Passion wrote:Life isn't everything
Isn't everything
Isn't everything.


I love that song, but that lyric has always irked. Because life blatantly is everything.
You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

Dr Markus wrote:
Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?


Flower wrote:I just did a google search.

Sam Stone
Posts: 2361
Joined: 25 Aug 2016, 17:12

Re: Let's talk about life

Postby Sam Stone » 09 Oct 2020, 13:48

soundchaser wrote:
trans-chigley express wrote:
soundchaser wrote:Life’s been good to me, so far (give or take a couple of weeks here and there).


yeah, but I bet you have a mansion but forget the price and your Maseratti does one-eighty-five :roll:


Well, I didn’t like to brag :D.


Why should you when you patently obviously have accountants pay for it all?

User avatar
Minnie the Minx
funky thigh collector
Posts: 31696
Joined: 29 Dec 2006, 16:00
Location: In the naughty North and in the sexy South

Re: Let's talk about life

Postby Minnie the Minx » 09 Oct 2020, 14:00

Sam Stone wrote:patently obviously


:cry:
You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

Dr Markus wrote:
Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?


Flower wrote:I just did a google search.

Positive Passion
Posts: 1407
Joined: 05 Jul 2017, 23:05

Re: Let's talk about life

Postby Positive Passion » 09 Oct 2020, 20:09

Minnie the Minx wrote:
Positive Passion wrote:Life isn't everything
Isn't everything
Isn't everything.


I love that song, but that lyric has always irked. Because life blatantly is everything.


Yes there is definitely something odd about it and it doesn't quite work. On the other hand it is clearly memorable.

User avatar
Minnie the Minx
funky thigh collector
Posts: 31696
Joined: 29 Dec 2006, 16:00
Location: In the naughty North and in the sexy South

Re: Let's talk about life

Postby Minnie the Minx » 09 Oct 2020, 20:20

Yeah!
I just can’t help imagining Elton standing, hands on hips, over the wrecked body of young Guy, his bike wheels still whirring, saying ‘well, life isn’t everything’ and I get so MAD!!
You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

Dr Markus wrote:
Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?


Flower wrote:I just did a google search.

User avatar
kath
Groovy Queen of the Cosmos
Posts: 40250
Joined: 22 Feb 2006, 15:20
Location: new orleans via bama via new orleans

Re: Let's talk about life

Postby kath » 09 Oct 2020, 20:27

Minnie the Minx wrote:Yeah!
I just can’t help imagining Elton standing, hands on hips, over the wrecked body of young Guy, his bike wheels still whirring, saying ‘well, life isn’t everything’ and I get so MAD!!


okay. maybe i'm crazy. but i always thought the overdone repetition of those lyrics meant... well... the opposite.

kinda like i'm not in love i'm not in love i'm not in love i'm not in love.

that being said, i fully accept the possibility that i am, in fact, crazy.

User avatar
Mike Boom
Posts: 3389
Joined: 02 Sep 2005, 03:49

Re: Let's talk about life

Postby Mike Boom » 09 Oct 2020, 20:49

Huh, Ive spent the last 40 odd years thinking that he was singing "life is a temporary thing". :?

User avatar
Minnie the Minx
funky thigh collector
Posts: 31696
Joined: 29 Dec 2006, 16:00
Location: In the naughty North and in the sexy South

Re: Let's talk about life

Postby Minnie the Minx » 09 Oct 2020, 20:52

Mike Boom wrote:Huh, Ive spent the last 40 odd years thinking that he was singing "life is a temporary thing". :?


:lol:

Not as good as thinking ‘Our Lips Are Sealed’ actually says ‘Alex the Seal’ but not far off
You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

Dr Markus wrote:
Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?


Flower wrote:I just did a google search.

User avatar
kath
Groovy Queen of the Cosmos
Posts: 40250
Joined: 22 Feb 2006, 15:20
Location: new orleans via bama via new orleans

Re: Let's talk about life

Postby kath » 09 Oct 2020, 22:44

Minnie the Minx wrote:
Mike Boom wrote:Huh, Ive spent the last 40 odd years thinking that he was singing "life is a temporary thing". :?


:lol:

Not as good as thinking ‘Our Lips Are Sealed’ actually says ‘Alex the Seal’ but not far off


i would just like to add that, from this point forward, i will only ever hear "alex the seal" when i listen to this song.

User avatar
Snarfyguy
Dominated by the Obscure
Posts: 53487
Joined: 21 Jul 2003, 19:04
Location: New York

Re: Let's talk about life

Postby Snarfyguy » 10 Oct 2020, 03:07

GoogaMooga wrote: The further away from home you go, the greater the risk of getting stuck there.

User avatar
GoogaMooga
custodian of oldies
Posts: 27004
Joined: 28 Sep 2010, 05:23
Location: Denmark

Re: Let's talk about life

Postby GoogaMooga » 10 Oct 2020, 05:37

Minnie the Minx wrote:
Positive Passion wrote:Life isn't everything
Isn't everything
Isn't everything.


I love that song, but that lyric has always irked. Because life blatantly is everything.


I have to agree with that. What a dumb line. Just shows it's not always good to pay too close attention to the lyrics.
"When the desert comes, people will be sad; just as Cannery Row was sad when all the pilchards were caught and canned and eaten." - John Steinbeck

Positive Passion
Posts: 1407
Joined: 05 Jul 2017, 23:05

Re: Let's talk about life

Postby Positive Passion » 10 Oct 2020, 08:06

To be fair I think the idea is that in the grief of the death of a friend or loved, you take can a modicum of comfort from their continued impact on you, or others - their legacy lives on, even though their life is over.

User avatar
GoogaMooga
custodian of oldies
Posts: 27004
Joined: 28 Sep 2010, 05:23
Location: Denmark

Re: Let's talk about life

Postby GoogaMooga » 10 Oct 2020, 14:06

Positive Passion wrote:To be fair I think the idea is that in the grief of the death of a friend or loved, you take can a modicum of comfort from their continued impact on you, or others - their legacy lives on, even though their life is over.


Put in that context it makes more sense.
"When the desert comes, people will be sad; just as Cannery Row was sad when all the pilchards were caught and canned and eaten." - John Steinbeck