Songs With Unintelligible Lyrics

Discussion in 'SiriusXM Music' started by scotchandcigar, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    The wife and I were sort-of dragged to a "yacht rock revue" concert last night, but it was surprisingly good, and a real fun time. Anyway, on the way home, we kept the mood going by listening to the yacht rock channel on SXM. A song came on that was a radio staple when I was young, but I never knew what they were saying, or even the name of the song.

    Vahevala - Loggins & Messina


    First verse and chorus:

    I'm thinking about when I was a sailor
    Spent my time on the open seas
    When we'd stay off the coast of Jamaica
    I'd secretly steal ashore
    The natives were waiting for
    The boy with the lazy soul
    To sing with the sailor

    Vahevala, homeless sailor
    Vahevala, homeward sail away
    Vahevala, homeless sailor
    Vahevala, homeward sail away
    Every evening I'd be gone
    Back on board by break of dawn
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  2. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    I've never heard that song before. It's inaudible
  3. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I've never heard it before either.
  4. hwkn

    hwkn Active Member

    I've heard that song many a time just not that version.
  5. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    That's the live version which consumes an entire side of their double live album. It's like a pre-Phish jam band. The studio version charted in '72. I was 10. It was a big radio hit.
  6. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

  7. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    This has to be right up there as one of the least intelligible songs. The guy who did the lyric version here admits he's making stuff up

    Rusted Root - Send Me On My Way
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  8. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    There may, or may not, have been hashish at work here.
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  9. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    Damn hippies!

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