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Metallica - The Thing That Should Not Be

Messenger of Fear in sight
Dark deception kills the light


Hybrid children watch the sea
Pray for Father, roaming free


fearless Wretch
insanity
He watches
lurking beneath the sea
great Old One
forbidden site
He searches
Hunter of the Shadows is rising


immortal
in madness You dwell


Crawling Chaos, underground
cult has summoned, twisted sound


Out from ruins once possessed
fallen city, living death


fearless Wretch
insanity
He watches
lurking beneath the sea
great Old One
forbidden site
He searches
Hunter of the Shadows is rising


immortal
in madness You dwell


Not dead which eternal lie
stranger eons Death may die
drain you of your sanity
face The Thing That Should Not Be


fearless Wretch
insanity
He watches
lurking beneath the sea
great Old One
forbidden site
He searches
Hunter of the Shadows is rising
 

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Toyah - Jungles of Jupiter

The Jungles of Jupiter
Naked plant on naked flesh
Wild essence in wild minds
Making love out of time
Blistered confusion in crystal caves
Shattered lights
Blow my hair in a trillion waves
The gauntlet of gold
Chariots of flames
The misty mountain kings lane
Hold my head to your scent
We will sway in the breeze
Whisper secrets and sweet sounds
Rings in the trees and our heads are crowned
Blistered confusion in crystal caves
Shattered lights
Blow my hair in a trillion waves
The gauntlet of gold
Chariots of flames
The misty mountain kings lane
Send me a city
And build it deep
Within the land
Where the real people sleep
The jewel and the grail
The eye in the ice
We'll watch the real people live their lives
Send me a city
An intrusion in time
We'll return to the darkness
Sad androids of mine
Orphans of technology
Orphans of technology
Wingless angels in soundless flight
Draw their swords
And lacerate the night
In the Jungles of Jupiter
Naked plant on naked flesh
Wild essence in wild minds
Making love out of time
Clashing bodies
Making metallic chimes
Sad androids of time
Sad androids of time
 

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The One-Eyed One-Horned Flying Purple People Eater

The Big Bopper

Well I saw the thing coming out of the sky
It had one long horn and one big eye
I commenced to shakin' and I said oo-wee
It looks like a purple people eater to me
It was a one-eyed one-horned flying purple people eater
Sure looks good to me

Well, he came down to earth and he lit in a tree
I said mr Purple People Eater don't eat me
I heard him say in a voice so gruff
I wouldn't eat you 'cos you're too tough
It was a one-eyed one-horned flying purple people eater
It sure looks strange to me

I said mr Purple People Eater what's your line
He said eating purple people and it sure is fine
But that's not the reason that I came to land
I wanna get a job in a rock 'n roll band
Well, bless my soul rock 'n roll flying' purple people eater
Pigeon-toed under-growed flyin' purple people eater
one-eyed one-horned it was a people eater
What a sight to see

Well, he swung from the tree and he lit on the ground
he started to rock really rockin' around
It was a crazy ditty with a swinging tune
Wop bop a lula wop bam boom
one-eyes one-horned flying people eater
Ooh, it sure looks strange to me

Well he went on his way and then what do you know
I saw him last night on a TV show
He was a blowin' it out and really knockin' them dead
Playing rock 'n roll music through the horn in his head
 

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Let There Be More Light" Pink Floyd, Roger Waters

Far, far, far away - way
People heard him say - say
I will find a way - way
There will come a day - day
Something will be done.
Then at last the mighty ship
Descending on a point of flame
Made contact with the human race at Mildenhall

Now, now, now is the time - time
Time to be - be - be aware
Carter's father saw him there
and knew the Rhull revealed to him
the glowing soul of Heremond the Wake.

Oh, my, something in my eye - eye
Something in the sky - sky
Waiting there for me
The outer lock rolls slowly back
The service men were heard to sigh
For there revealed in glowing robes
Was Lucy in the sky

Oh - oh - did you ever know - know
Never ever will they
I cannot say
Summoning his cosmic powers
And glowing slightly from his toes
The psychic emanations fly
 

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R. E. M. 's "The Great Beyond":

I've watched the stars fall silent from your eyes
All the sights that I have seen
I cant believe that I believed I wished
That you could see
There's a new planet in the solar system
There's nothing up my sleeve

I'm pushing an elephant up the stairs
I'm tossing up punchlines that were never there
Over my shoulder a piano falls
Crashing to the ground

And all this talk of time
Talk is fine
And I don't want to stay around
Why can't we pantomime, just close our eyes
And sleep sweet dreams
Being here with wings on our feet

I'm breaking through
I'm bending spoons
I'm keeping flowers in full bloom
I'm looking for answers from the great beyond

I want the hummingbirds, the dancing bears
Sweetest dreams of you
Look into the stars
Look into the moon

I'm breaking through
I'm bending spoons
I'm keeping flowers in full bloom
I'm looking for answers from the great, answers from the great
I'm breaking through
I'm bending spoons
I'm keeping flowers in full bloom
I'm looking for answers from the great, answers from the great, answers


Polterdog
 
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Metallica - Creeping Death

Slaves
Hebrews born to serve, to the pharaoh
Heed
To his every word, live in fear
Faith
Of the unknown one, the deliverer
Wait
Something must be done, four hundred years

So let it be written
So let it be done
I'm sent here by the chosen one
So let it be written
So let it be done
To kill the first born pharaoh son
I'm creeping death

Now
Let my people go, land of goshen
Go
I will be with thee, bush of fire
Blood
Running red and strong, down the nil
Plague
Darkness three days long, hail to fire

So let it be written
So let it be done
I'm sent here by the chosen one
So let it be written
So let it be done
To kill the first born pharaoh son
I'm creeping death

Die by my hand
I creep across the land
Killing first born man
Die by my hand
I creep across the land
Killing first born man

I
Rule the midnight air the destroyer
Born
I shall soon be there, deadly mass
I
Creep the steps and flood final darkness
Blood
Lambs blood painted door, I shall pass


So let it be written
So let it be done
I'm sent here by the chosen one
So let it be written
So let it be done
To kill the first born pharaoh son
I'm creeping death
 

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Sure, many heavy metal songs deal with subjects that could be considered "fortean". But here is a clip from Modest Mouse (whom I ain't that fond of) that makes direct references to Fort's writing. The clip for the song "Dashboard", has front man Isaac Brock shipwrecked on an island in the Super-Sargasso Sea while chasing down a Fortean fish.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erc40wCxRZo

Enjoy!
 
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Mastodon - Megalodon


Myth or legend
Nymph tale washed ashore
Near the kraken sleepeth stirs coral and bone
Infinite city
No sexy sneer
Hideous creation
Human and animal
Banter songs of rudeness to be adhered
Not on rocks that glisten
Harps to listen
Comb hair
Tear right to pieces
Left to recess a watery grave
Sensing the blood of prey
Swimming in fear for life
Rolling over
Falling into jaws
Teeth that chatter
It distracts them all
The Fiji mermaid
She will let it know
Time is coming to feed and knaw
 
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IRON MAIDEN - Rime Of The Ancient Mariner


Hear the rime of the Ancient Mariner
See his eye as he stops one of three
Mesmerises one of the wedding guests
Stay here and listen to the nightmares
of the Sea

And the music plays on, as the bride passes by
Caught by his spell and
the Mariner tells his tale.

Driven south to the land of the snow and ice
To a place where nobody's been
Through the snow fog flies on the albatross
Hailed in God's name,
hoping good luck it brings.

And the ship sails on, back to the North
Through the fog and ice and
the albatross follows on

The mariner kills the bird of good omen
His shipmates cry against what he's done
But when the fog clears, they justify him
And make themselves a part of the crime.

Sailing on and on and North across the sea
Sailing on and on and North 'till all is calm

The albatross begins with its vengeance
A terrible curse a thirst has begun
His shipmates blame bad luck on the Mariner
About his neck, the dead bird is hung.

And the curse goes on and on and on at sea
And the thirst goes on and on for them and me

"Day after day, day after day,
we stuck nor breath nor motion
As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean
Water, water everywhere and
all the boards did shrink
Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink."

[SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE (1772-1834)]

There, calls the mariner
there comes a ship over the line
But how can she sail with no wind
in her sails and no tide.

See... onward she comes
Onwards she nears, out of the sun
See... she has no crew
She has no life, wait but there's two

Death and she Life in Death,
they throw their dice for the crew
She wins the Mariner and he belongs to her now.
Then ... crew one by one
They drop down dead, two hundred men
She... She, Life in Death.
She lets him live, her chosen one.

[NARRATIVE]
"One after one by the star dogged moon,
too quick for groan or sigh
Each turned his face with a ghastly pang
and cursed me with his eye
Four times fifty living men
(and I heard nor sigh nor groan),
With heavy thump, a lifeless lump,
they dropped down one by one."

[SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE (1772-1834)]

The curse it lives on in their eyes
The Mariner he wished he'd die
Along with the sea creatures
But they lived on, so did he.

And by the light of moon
He prays for their beauty not doom
With heart he blesses them
God's creatures all of them too.

Then the spell starts to break
The albatross falls from his neck
Sinks down like lead into the Sea
Then down in falls comes the rain.

Hear the groans of the long dead seamen
See them stir and they start to rise
Bodies lifted by good spirits
None of them speak
and they're lifeless in their eyes

And revenge is still sought, penance starts again
Cast into a trance and the nightmare carries on.

Now the curse is finally lifted
And the Mariner sights his home
Spirits go from the long dead bodies
Form their own light and
the Mariner's left alone

And then a boat came sailing towards him
It was a joy he could not believe
The Pilot's boat, his son and the hermit
Penance of life will fall onto Him.

And the ship it sinks like lead into the sea
And the hermit shrives the mariner of his sins

The Mariner's bound to tell of his story
To tell his tale wherever he goes
To teach God's word by his own example
That we must love all things that God made.

And the wedding guest's a sad and wiser man
And the tale goes on and on and on.
 

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....O.K., I get the picture.....
.....can you guess the song & band these lyrics belong to?

Welcome to our fortress tall
Take some time to show you around
Impossible to break these walls
For you see the steel is much too strong
Computer banks to rule the world
Instruments to sight the stars

Possibly I've seen too much
Hangar 18 I know too much

Foreign life forms inventory
Suspended state of cryogenics
Selective amnesia's the story
Believed foretold but who'd suspect
The military intelligence
Two words combined that can't make sense

Possibly I've seen too much
Hangar 18 I know too much


..me thinks Megadeth16 will be able to identify......
 

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Samhain-Halloween II
...O.K., now everyone sing along!


Formulae ueteres exorsismorum et excommunicationum
Strigas et fictos lupinam credere
Metamorphoses lycanthropie
Possunt inquam
Daemon pellem lupinam
Quodam cauae
Arboris occultandum
Halloween (repeat a few times)
Metamorphoses lycanthropie
Possunt inquam
Metamorphoses lycanthropie
Possunt inquam
Halloween (repeat an few times/add some guttural screams & moans)
 

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Ricky Martin - Livin' La Vida Loca

She's into superstition
black cats and voodoo dolls
I feel a premonition
that girl's gonna make me fall
She's into new sensation
new kicks and candle light
she's got a new addiction
for every day and night

She'll make you take your clothes off
and go dancing in the rain
she'll make you live the crazy life
or she'll take away your pain
like a bullet to your brain

upside inside out
she's living la Vida loca
she'll push and pull you down
she's living la Vida loca
her lips are devil red
and her skins the color mocha
she will wear you out
she's living la Vida loca
living la vida loca

/song continues.......... :roll:
 
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IvanVolle said:
....O.K., I get the picture.....
.....can you guess the song & band these lyrics belong to?

Welcome to our fortress tall
Take some time to show you around
Impossible to break these walls
For you see the steel is much too strong
Computer banks to rule the world
Instruments to sight the stars

Possibly I've seen too much
Hangar 18 I know too much

Foreign life forms inventory
Suspended state of cryogenics
Selective amnesia's the story
Believed foretold but who'd suspect
The military intelligence
Two words combined that can't make sense

Possibly I've seen too much
Hangar 18 I know too much


..me thinks Megadeth16 will be able to identify......

Hangar 18 by megadeth. :D
 

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The Holland Handkerchief

A wealthy squire lived in this town
He was a man of high renown
He had a daughter of beauty bright
And the name he called her was his heart's delight

And many's the young man to court her came
But none of them could her favor gain
Till there came one of the low degree
And above them all she did fancy he

But when her father he came to know
Their lovely daughter loved this young man so
Over fifty miles he sent her away
All to deprive her of her wedding day

One night as she lay in her bedroom
Her love appeared from out the gloom
He kissed her lips and to her did say
Arise my darling and come away

With this young man she got on behind
And they rode swifter than any wind
They rode on for an hour or more
Till he cried my darling, my head feels sore

A holland handkerchief she then took out
And with it wrapped his aching head about
She kissed his lips and to him did say
My love you are colder than any clay

When they arrived at her father's gate
He cried get down, love the hour is late
Get down, get down love and go to bed
And I'll see this noble horse is groomed and fed

When she arrived at her father's hall,
Who's there, who's there, her own father called
It is I dear father, you sent for me
My love was the messenger was sent by thee

Oh no my daughter, that ne'er can be
Your words are false and you lie to me
For on yon far mountain your true love died
And in yon green graveyard his body lies

The truth then dawned on this maiden brave
And with her friends she exposed the grave
Where lay her love although nine months dead
With her holland handkerchief around his head

Traditional
 

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Now that's an odd coincidence: last year my mother moved house, and I had loads of junk in her attic that I had to clear out. Among the detritus was a large box of c90s, none of them labelled much at all, just roughly when they were taped, but many of them obviously recorded from Radio One when it played proper music and had DJs who had more than one name.. anyway, having rediscovered said box the other week, the very first track on the first one I played was Under Your Thumb, by Godley & Creme. Autumn 1981, apparently, so 27 years ago, which made me suddenly feel very old.

I won't bore you with the other things on the tape, none of which are particularly Fortean, but I guarantee it'd make a lot of other people on here suddenly feel very old as well.
 

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stuneville said:
Now that's an odd coincidence: last year my mother moved house, and I had loads of junk in her attic that I had to clear out. Among the detritus was a large box of c90s, none of them labelled much at all, just roughly when they were taped, but many of them obviously recorded from Radio One when it played proper music and had DJs who had more than one name.. anyway, having rediscovered said box the other week, the very first track on the first one I played was Under Your Thumb, by Godley & Creme. Autumn 1981, apparently, so 27 years ago, which made me suddenly feel very old.

I won't bore you with the other things on the tape, none of which are particularly Fortean, but I guarantee it'd make a lot of other people on here suddenly feel very old as well.

Spill the beans man, I'd love to know what was on the radio when I was 5 :p
 

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You did ask..

Godley & Creme as mentioned.
Toyah - Thunder in the Mountains
Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin - It's My Party
Bad Manners - Walking in the Sunshine
Madness - Shut Up
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Adam & The Ants - Prince Charming
Ultravox - The Thin Wall

I know, I know. To be fair, I was 14 & 5/6ths at the time. And I actually have four of the above on MP3, so my tastes haven't changed a lot. No, you'll have to guess.

BTW the other side is a virtually inaudible rip of The Fine Art of Surfacing, by the Boomtown Rats.

God almighty, pass the Sanatogen....
 

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Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft

In your mind you have capacities you know
To telepath messages through the vast unknown
Please close your eyes and concentrate
With every thought you think
Upon the recitation we're about to sing

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
Calling occupants of interplanetary, most extraordinary craft

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
Calling occupants of interplanetary, most extraordinary craft

You've been observing our earth
And we'd like to make a contact with you
We are your friends

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
Calling occupants of interplanetary ultra emissaries

We've been observing your earth
And one night we'll make a contact with you

We are your friends
Calling occupants of interplanetary quite extraordinary craft

And please come in pace we beseech you
(Only of love we will teach you)
Our earth may never survive (So don't come we beg you)

Please interstellar policemen
Won't you give us a sign give us a sign that we've reached you

With your mind you have ability to form
And transmit thought energy far beyond the norm
You close your eyes, you concentrate, together that's the way
To send a message we declare World Contact Day

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
Calling occupants of interplanetary, most extraordinary craft

Calling occupants
Calling occupants

Calling occupants of interplanetary, anti-adversary craft

We are your friends


The Carpenters
 

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I heard that one on the radio a couple of weeks ago. They missed out the DJ bit at the start, though.
 

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I've Seen the Saucers

Tune in, wouldn't it be something
Rumours spreading into panic
I've seen movements in the clearing
Someone sent you something satanic

I have to leave you, radar's calling
Outside somebody landed
Crazy wavelengths leave you helpless
Oh don't forget me I'm so stranded

I wouldn't fool you but I've seen the saucers
So many times I'm almost in tune
Watching them flying in formation
Thinking how I could be so immune

I've seen them I've been there with them
I can tell you all you want to know
Something touched me and I was only sleeping
Wouldn't you, wouldn't you like to go

Stars climbing into their planets
Systems won, controlled from birth
Empty living on this highway
Can you see me mother earth

It's so endless whirling onwards
Wonder what's cooking at home tonight
Maybe if I promise not to say a word
They can get me back before the morning light

Bernie Taupin/Elton John
 

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Gosh, that's a blast from the past! :D
I had the album with that on, was it Caribou? With a very camp photo indeed of Little Reg on the front!

I still often sing this bit to myself -

I've seen them I've been there with them
I can tell you all you want to know
Something touched me and I was only sleeping
Wouldn't you, wouldn't you like to go


Can't manage the harmonies though.
 

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I wanted to note another song that has a similar mysterious narrative that has been entranced fans over the years - Helen Reddy's Angie Baby:

 
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Home By The Sea by Genesis


Creeping up the blind side, shimming up the wall
Stealing through the dark of night
Climbing through a window, stepping to the floor
Checking to the left and the right
Picking up the pieces, putting them away
Something doesn't feel quite right

Help me someone, let me out of here
Then out of the dark was suddenly heard
Welcome to the Home by the Sea

Coming out the woodwork, through the open door
Pushing from above and below
Shadows without substance, in the shape of men
Round and down and sideways they go
Adrift without direction, eyes that hold despair
Then as one they sign and they moan

Help us someone, let us out of here
Living here so long undisturbed
Dreaming of the time we were free
So many years ago
Before the time when we first heard
Welcome to the Home by the Sea

Sit down, sit down
As we relive our lives in what we tell you

Images of sorrow, pictures of delight
Things that go to make up a life
Endless days of summer longer nights of gloom
Waiting for the morning light
Scenes of unimportance like photos in a frame
Things that go to make up a life

Help us someone, let us out of here
Living here so long undisturbed
Dreaming of the time we were free
So many years ago
Before the time when we first heard
Welcome to the Home by the Sea

Sit down, sit down
As we relive our lives in what we tell you
Let us relive our lives in what we tell you

Sit down sit down
Cause you won't get away
So with us you will stay
For the rest of your days. so sit down
As we relive our lives in what we tell you
Let us relive our lives in what we tell you

Songwriters: RUTHERFORD, MICHAEL/COLLINS, PHIL/BANKS, TONY
 

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Now that's an odd coincidence: last year my mother moved house, and I had loads of junk in her attic that I had to clear out. Among the detritus was a large box of c90s, none of them labelled much at all, just roughly when they were taped, but many of them obviously recorded from Radio One when it played proper music and had DJs who had more than one name.. anyway, having rediscovered said box the other week, the very first track on the first one I played was Under Your Thumb, by Godley & Creme. Autumn 1981, apparently, so 27 years ago, which made me suddenly feel very old.

I won't bore you with the other things on the tape, none of which are particularly Fortean, but I guarantee it'd make a lot of other people on here suddenly feel very old as well.
And then, just now on the local radio - Under Your Thumb, by Godley and Creme. Now 36 years ago.

Aaaaargggghhh! I could have sworn I wrote this last year!
 

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GNC,

'Under your thumb', the lyrics.

I was standing in the station
being pounded by the rain
so I chose the last compartment
of a stationary train
I felt someone get in behind me
but I never caught their eye
but I thought I heard I heard a woman''s voice
whispering goodbye

So I lay down in the darkness
with the beer and coffee stains
and I stared out at the thunder
through the broken window panes
And although the storm was booming
like an engine in the sky
I''m sure I heard a woman''s voice cry

Don''t wanna be under your thumb forever
Don''t wanna be under your thumb forever
Don''t wanna be under your thumb
it''s over and done
I''ll never be under your thumb forever

So I rolled myself a cigarette
and smoked it on my own
but it didn''t stop the whispers
or the smell of her cologne
Then she rose up out of nowhere
and her hair was full of steam
and she stuck her head out the window
and screamed and screamed, she screamed!

Don''t wanna be under your thumb forever
Don''t wanna be under your thumb forever
Don''t wanna be under your thumb
it''s over and done
I''ll never be under your thumb forever

So I picked up an old newspaper to read
and I noticed something very strange indeed
So I looked a little closer
and it chilled me to the bone
"Woman throws herself from speeding train,
identity unknown"
But I recognized the picture of the woman who was dead
and underneath the picture it said

Don''t wanna be under your thumb forever
Don''t wanna be under your thumb forever
Don''t wanna be under your thumb
it''s over and done
I''ll never be under your thumb forever

Don''t wanna be under your thumb forever
Don''t wanna be under your thumb forever
Don''t wanna be under your thumb
it''s over and done
I''ll never be under your thumb forever

INT21
 
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