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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:18 pm

i think brian said it was his wife, alex's sister, but i am not positive
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:29 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:55 pm

yeah i figured it was his wife... but jet mullen? cool, i guess haha. ah well it doesn't really matter who sang it. it's a great song whoever it was
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:08 pm

i've never heard of jet mullen
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:19 am

on SaTQ- Wherefore Art Thou, Elvis

SoS- I'da Called You Woody, Joe

59 - Ever evolving, great expectations got me listening in the first place, Cassanova Baby got me hooked as a fan, but now I find myself playing Backseat all the time...it grew on me!
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:09 am

1930 hands down
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:09 am

Right now, Blue Jeans and White T-Shirts, purely for romantic heartbreak reasons.

But normally Ida Called You Woody, Joe and Casanova, Baby are my favorites.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:59 pm

Hate to bump the topic, but mine has since changed to The Patient Ferris Wheel after a near tear-inducing acoustic rendition of it in Philly way back. Everybody in the audience screaming "fight about it!" Can't beat that.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:42 pm

I'm not sure I can decide a favorite. But "I'da Called You Woody" was certainly the song that drew me in. A friend of mine had recommended the band to me and I was checking out a few songs on Youtube. I thought they were okay but had kind of pegged them as a pop-punk band going in. Then when I realized they had a Joe Strummer song, I realized they must be more than some Blink 182 type band.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:21 am

The first TGA song I ever heard was Old White Lincoln on the radio and it caught my attention because my best friend lives in her high tops and drives an old white lincoln. It was too perfect. The love affair took off from there...

However, my favorite song has to be The Backseat. I can relate to restless feeling so well and will play it on repeat just to hear "If you never let me go, I will never let you down" over and over again
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:50 am

It's so hard to pick just one favorite, but I think the song I connect to the most on an emotional level is Bring it On, specifically the lyrics "give me the children you don't want to raise". I listened to the American Slang album hundreds of times last year and it was the anthem to a very difficult, stressful summer for me. One of my relatives was at risk of losing her kids (I would have gotten custody which would have been much better for everyone involved) and I was making long drives to her house several times a week to take care of the kids and diffuse emotional bombs. I can't even tell you how many times I cried as I sang along to this song in the car after leaving those kids behind. This album, and Bring it On in particular, saved my sanity last year, so that's why it will probably always be my favorite.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:12 am

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For me it would have to be Casanova, Baby!

'So come and take my hand, I'll give the very best I can for ya'

'Forget this dead man's town, I'll take you home'

Sounds like me when I'm drunk sometimes and talking to girls. I don't think Brian meant it this way though!

Sorry for quoting a two year old message, but actually, it is a little bit about that. In the acoustic session Brian did for Casanova, Baby, he said: "this song is about not so much being a Casanova, but trying to prove it to a lady anyway". So you weren't that wrong Smile

For me: Here's Looking At You, Kid; no doubt about it. The lyrics, the emotion in his voice, the "boys will be boys"-bit, the bridge (especially live), the ending,... There is nothing about this song that I don't adore. My Last FM-profile says I listened to this 121 times, but if you would count the live versions and the times I listened to it on my iPod, I think that number would be dubelled. And it still gives me a great, warm feeling every time I listen to it...
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:54 pm

I agree with IrishNameAndAnInjury, Bring It On is my favorite Gaslight song, and is also my favorite song of all time. Ferocious
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:34 pm

I would problably say Backseat. I love the energy when they play the song..wrapping up the whole show. And as always when the "Come July, we'll ride the Ferris Wheel. Go round and round and round."-part comes, Benji is singing along behind his drums. He seems to love that part!
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:54 pm

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It's so hard to pick just one favorite, but I think the song I connect to the most on an emotional level is Bring it On, specifically the lyrics "give me the children you don't want to raise". I listened to the American Slang album hundreds of times last year and it was the anthem to a very difficult, stressful summer for me. One of my relatives was at risk of losing her kids (I would have gotten custody which would have been much better for everyone involved) and I was making long drives to her house several times a week to take care of the kids and diffuse emotional bombs. I can't even tell you how many times I cried as I sang along to this song in the car after leaving those kids behind. This album, and Bring it On in particular, saved my sanity last year, so that's why it will probably always be my favorite.
Dang. I had a similar experience with the entire album last summer when I went through some hardships. Especially American Slang is the one that seemed to almost speak to me.

I think that's one of the great things about their songs. They reach down deep in your soul but at the same time they help you pull together.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:09 pm

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IrishNameAndAnInjury wrote:
It's so hard to pick just one favorite, but I think the song I connect to the most on an emotional level is Bring it On, specifically the lyrics "give me the children you don't want to raise". I listened to the American Slang album hundreds of times last year and it was the anthem to a very difficult, stressful summer for me. One of my relatives was at risk of losing her kids (I would have gotten custody which would have been much better for everyone involved) and I was making long drives to her house several times a week to take care of the kids and diffuse emotional bombs. I can't even tell you how many times I cried as I sang along to this song in the car after leaving those kids behind. This album, and Bring it On in particular, saved my sanity last year, so that's why it will probably always be my favorite.
Dang. I had a similar experience with the entire album last summer when I went through some hardships. Especially American Slang is the one that seemed to almost speak to me.

I think that's one of the great things about their songs. They reach down deep in your soul but at the same time they help you pull together.

Bingo. The last line you wrote summed up my thoughts perfectly. Maybe you should be a writer, Harbortown!
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:28 pm

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Harbortown wrote:
IrishNameAndAnInjury wrote:
It's so hard to pick just one favorite, but I think the song I connect to the most on an emotional level is Bring it On, specifically the lyrics "give me the children you don't want to raise". I listened to the American Slang album hundreds of times last year and it was the anthem to a very difficult, stressful summer for me. One of my relatives was at risk of losing her kids (I would have gotten custody which would have been much better for everyone involved) and I was making long drives to her house several times a week to take care of the kids and diffuse emotional bombs. I can't even tell you how many times I cried as I sang along to this song in the car after leaving those kids behind. This album, and Bring it On in particular, saved my sanity last year, so that's why it will probably always be my favorite.
Dang. I had a similar experience with the entire album last summer when I went through some hardships. Especially American Slang is the one that seemed to almost speak to me.

I think that's one of the great things about their songs. They reach down deep in your soul but at the same time they help you pull together.

Bingo. The last line you wrote summed up my thoughts perfectly. Maybe you should be a writer, Harbortown!
Well apart from most of my posts on this forum being works of art, I actually carry around a little notebook most places I go. It's full of lyrics. It's a pretty damn sweet way to get things out of your system.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:56 pm

I'm gonna go with Great Expectations. That song ripped my heart right out when I first started listening to Gaslight and it still hits me hard every time I hear it. Just the line, "everybody leaves, so why, why wouldn't you?", kills me. And the whole second verse, about staying inside reading or writing instead of going to parties or whatever, describes me perfectly.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:02 pm

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I'm gonna go with Great Expectations. That song ripped my heart right out when I first started listening to Gaslight and it still hits me hard every time I hear it. Just the line, "everybody leaves, so why, why wouldn't you?", kills me. And the whole second verse, about staying inside reading or writing instead of going to parties or whatever, describes me perfectly.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:13 pm

hahaha, no! I'm just more of an introvert, and enjoy alone time. And at the time when I first discovered this song and Gaslight I used to get really upset about being so reserved, and wonder why I was because most of the people around me were super outgoing. And even though I don't get upset about it anymore, this song just always reminds me of feeling like that.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:17 pm

Ah yeah, I know what it's like. I'm that kind of person too, I just force myself to go to parties because good things actually come of it! Even though I am always super nervous to go.

Anyway yes, it is indeed an incredible song. The first TGA song I got into in fact. The intro guitar lick is just one of those "Aaahhh" moments. It's so hauntingly beautiful.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:29 pm

Harbortown wrote:
Ah yeah, I know what it's like. I'm that kind of person too, I just force myself to go to parties because good things actually come of it! Even though I am always super nervous to go.

I'm the same way, just have to make myself go, and even if I don't have a good time, it's not the end of the world and at least I got myself out there.

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Anyway yes, it is indeed an incredible song. The first TGA song I got into in fact. The intro guitar lick is just one of those "Aaahhh" moments. It's so hauntingly beautiful.

Exactly! Couldn't have said it better.

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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:33 pm

Sometimes its not until after I watch a live performance that I realize how much I love a song. This video has convinced me that Old White Lincoln is my favorite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cIUi6yzpQI
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:33 pm

I love this band because everytime I try to pick a favourite song, I end up with a list of about ten, end up with another five whilst trying to narrow it down, before giving up entirely. It's all just THAT good.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite TGA song and why?   Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:07 pm

Definitely The Patient Ferris wheel. It has a great energy that makes you want to jump around. Its catchy, the lyrics are cool and it reminds me of the weekend I spent in Asbury Park. There were Hurricane warnings and it absolutely pelted it down most of the time, but i still walked along the boardwalk for a long way anyway. Basicly Ive been out on the boardwalk in the pounding Jersey rain so that alone makes me smile when I hear the song... shame the ferris wheel isn't in Asbury anymore...
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