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Offline japanesebaby

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books: song lyrics
« on: August 28, 2007, 18:16:56 »
'songwords 1978-1989'
fiction/omnibus press

"typed by sue hopkins
edited by robert smith
put together by tony foo
cover art by maya"

definitely one of my favorite cure books, together with 'ten imaginary years'. i could give most others i own away but i'd fight to keep these two! and not only among my favorite cure books but also among my favorite books of all time (and i used to read quite a lot so not just about anything makes my top 3!).
this consists only of typed song lyrics (both album tracks and b-sides included) but pays great tribute to robert smith the poet/the writer.
i've often hugely enjoyed just sitting down and reading this book if i've been tired of listening to music, any music...
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Re: books: song lyrics
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2007, 18:28:20 »
'the cure'
(bruna zarini/giuseppe cavazzoni)
a lyrics book with song lyrics in english and in italian.
not sure when this was published but it covers the song lyrics from '79 to KMKMKM.
also includes a short history of the band, a discography and a short list of bootlegs too.
originally sold together with a (bootleg) re-pressing of a 7" single (i'm a cult hero/i dig you).

i cannot comment if the italian translations are correct, but at least this book is quite famous
for having lots of more or less strange (typing?) mistakes and/or missing words in the english lyrics - so read with care!

"through the right doorway and into the white room
having laying here when i came here alone..."


i've noticed that some books come with glossy, some with matt covers.
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Re: books: song lyrics
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2007, 18:30:30 »
the newest one is maybe this

'100 songs. the dark side of the mood?"
by jean-christophe betrisey and david fargier
song lyrics translated in french



http://www.tricorne.org/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=8&category_id=19&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=25

any one of our french members have checked this out?
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Re: books: song lyrics
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2008, 16:39:19 »
'songwords 1978-1989'
fiction/omnibus press

"typed by sue hopkins
edited by robert smith
put together by tony foo
cover art by maya"

definitely one of my favorite cure books, together with 'ten imaginary years'. i could give most others i own away but i'd fight to keep these two! and not only among my favorite cure books but also among my favorite books of all time (and i used to read quite a lot so not just about anything makes my top 3!).
this consists only of typed song lyrics (both album tracks and b-sides included) but pays great tribute to robert smith the poet/the writer.
i've often hugely enjoyed just sitting down and reading this book if i've been tired of listening to music, any music...

I have that one. It´s a nice little book, with that Lovesong sketch cover and all... It has the advantage of stopping in the year 1989, for I think Robert´s lyrics have lost much of their creativity since then.

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Re: books: song lyrics
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2008, 09:39:18 »
'songwords 1978-1989'
fiction/omnibus press

"typed by sue hopkins
edited by robert smith
put together by tony foo
cover art by maya"

definitely one of my favorite cure books, together with 'ten imaginary years'. i could give most others i own away but i'd fight to keep these two! and not only among my favorite cure books but also among my favorite books of all time (and i used to read quite a lot so not just about anything makes my top 3!).
this consists only of typed song lyrics (both album tracks and b-sides included) but pays great tribute to robert smith the poet/the writer.
i've often hugely enjoyed just sitting down and reading this book if i've been tired of listening to music, any music...

Yes, this is one of my favourites as well!


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Re: books: song lyrics
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2008, 01:39:41 »
I think modern american students could benefit greatly from the poetry and teachings of Robert Smith. He has a great knowledge of literature, and it shows in the lyrics he's written.

I think if read as a book of poetry, it would work well in teaching students how to effectively put meaning into their songs, poems, etc.

The only reason I'm saying this is because I find the poetry they feed children these days is really not meaningful, and songwriting has gone down the drain in recent years what with all the teeny pop outfits singing about having a party and hanging out with friends (which is fine, but not really poetic or meaningful).

Just saying, the man's an artist!  :)

 

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