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Title: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: lordsquidy13 on November 03, 2007, 23:04:01
I've noticed that Smith whispers in a melody in quite a few songs. Of course, the most popular example is Lovesong's "Fly Me to The Moon".

Recently, I listened to Last Dance, and I heard a whispering melody between the second and third verses. Does anybody know what he's saying?

And then there's his jumbling in The 13th and the shreiking noises in Mint Car, in both which I bareley have a clue to half of the things he says in those sounds.
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: Hero on November 04, 2007, 11:46:40
In "Last Dance" the whispering is "your name like ice into my heart" (i think), which is a line from "Cold".
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: AlluivialL on November 04, 2007, 13:34:27
How about "The Caterpillar" in the beginning, if you turn it up loud, there's some mumbling in the background. It's been bugging me for quite some time now.

I just have no idea what he's saying.
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: Hero on November 04, 2007, 14:14:33
In "The Caterpillar" Robert sings the days of the week in a mixed up order
"Sunday tuesday wednesday ect..."
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: AlluivialL on November 04, 2007, 21:55:17
Quote from: Hero on November 04, 2007, 14:14:33
In "The Caterpillar" Robert sings the days of the week in a mixed up order
"Sunday tuesday wednesday ect..."


Thank you, lol.
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: arielcc on November 04, 2007, 22:07:13
And then there's his jumbling in The 13th ....
"This song is called the two cool chord!"
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: Hero on November 04, 2007, 22:37:11
Quote from: arielcc on November 04, 2007, 22:07:13
And then there's his jumbling in The 13th ....
"This song is called the two cool chord!"


Yeah and then i think he says "I think im in love" or something like that.
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: gioez on November 06, 2007, 14:25:27
And in 10.15 Saturday Night, near the end, he whispers "It's alway the same"...
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: CureCrusader on November 08, 2007, 10:37:12
I don't know about whispering in that song but I hear voices every time I go to sleep.... they tell me that Superman could beat thee Flash in a fight but I know that thats the wrong way around. Alice Cooper whispers a lot in The Black Widow (Welcome to my Nightmare 1975) or it sounds like it on my computer.
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: Carnage Visor on November 09, 2007, 01:33:10
I always find it very eerie in a way when he whispers like that, especially when I can't make out the words, it's like a ghostly voice...

I love the lines "Eyes like ice don't move" which he used more than once, can't remember exactly what songs, all I know is in the Hanging Garden Demo and I think either Cold or Figurehead.

The whispering in particular at the beginning of Caterpillar gives me chills! :smth020

And when and why exactly did he adopt the shrieking and yipping? I love it, but I've always wondered what exactly made him choose to do so...it's brilliant nonetheless.
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: lordsquidy13 on November 17, 2007, 03:31:41
Yeah, somehow, I think it makes Mint Car more cheery then Friday, thought the fast tempo, lyrics, and guitars also help. XD
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: Darth_Blood on November 19, 2007, 17:47:37
and in lullaby he whispers something at the begining... someone knows waht he whispers???
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: sues777 on November 20, 2007, 11:24:42
I think the whispering at the beginning of Lullaby is "I spy with my little eye, something beginning with S".  Hope this is what you're after.

P.S. If you're listening to it on headphones and turn it up really loud, it almost feels like someone blowing in your ear...well, it does for me...I love it! :-D
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: lordsquidy13 on November 20, 2007, 22:33:52
"I Spy Something...... S"

I believe in the video, when he says this, there's an "S" on the wall.
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: Lady on November 22, 2007, 16:20:16
Maybe I'm going to say a foolish thing...  :oops: ... yesterday I was listening to CLOSE TO ME with my headphones...we can hear robert breathing on the background, but in the last part of the song (the last "I've waited hours for this...") I think he says something while he sighes, but I can't decipher it :?...
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: tigermilk on February 10, 2008, 07:13:23
Quote from: lordsquidy13 on November 20, 2007, 22:33:52
"I Spy Something...... S"

I believe in the video, when he says this, there's an "S" on the wall.


yeah it's a lullaby about a giant spider, and in the video the spider eats robert!!
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: Erik on April 04, 2008, 05:37:19
I really love this topic,  I've obsessed about these missing lyrics alot!

to recap,  we have additions to Lullaby
10:15
The Caterpillar
The 13th
Last Dance

Can anybody help me with the sentence at the beginning of Gone! ?
The weird singing at the beginning of Hot Hot Hot!!! ?
The adlibbing in Throw your foot?
The backwards lyrics to New Day?
The text in Pornography?
Three?
The adlib in Lovecats?
The Flexipop Lament lyrics?
The backing vocal line of Charlotte Sometimes?
The beginning ti ItUsed to be Me?

Can you help me?  :smth100

Erik

too many!!


Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: feebee42 on April 04, 2008, 11:25:16
Re: The weird singing at the start of Hot Hot Hot!!!

It sounds to me like a line from the song "She", (you know the one, once covered by Elvis Costello  8) ).
Maybe it's: "She may be the song that summer sings", or something similar that Robert made up from that...
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on April 04, 2008, 11:55:49
WOW! LOL this is REAL fan material this... getting into whisperings and all!! Good on you lot! I love it... ;)
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: Erik on April 04, 2008, 23:24:19
Quote from: feebee42 on April 04, 2008, 11:25:16
Re: The weird singing at the start of Hot Hot Hot!!!

It sounds to me like a line from the song "She", (you know the one, once covered by Elvis Costello  8) ).
Maybe it's: "She may be the song that summer sings", or something similar that Robert made up from that...



Yeah!  I definitely hear it like "She may.... something",  I always kinda hear "she may be the famous over you",  which is impossible and makes no sense,  but I like your interpretation better!
Erik
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: lordsquidy13 on April 05, 2008, 03:11:36
Quote: The backing vocal line of Charlotte Sometimes?

I thought it was "All the sounds of Charlotte Sometimes."
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: Erik on April 05, 2008, 19:26:43
hmm,  I was thinking more like " something's strange, Charlotte Sometimes"
? now I really don't know

Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: crowbi_wan on April 05, 2008, 21:27:59
Quote from: Erik on April 04, 2008, 05:37:19
I really love this topic,  I've obsessed about these missing lyrics alot!

to recap,  we have additions to Lullaby
10:15
The Caterpillar
The 13th
Last Dance

Can anybody help me with the sentence at the beginning of Gone! ?
The weird singing at the beginning of Hot Hot Hot!!! ?
The adlibbing in Throw your foot?
The backwards lyrics to New Day?
The text in Pornography?
Three?
The adlib in Lovecats?
The Flexipop Lament lyrics?
The backing vocal line of Charlotte Sometimes?
The beginning ti ItUsed to be Me?

Can you help me?  :smth100

Erik

too many!!





You've forgot my favorite.  At the beginning of Secrets, Robert whispers "keep quiet".
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: Descent on April 06, 2008, 00:55:12
Ah, yes ! Secrets.

Hot Hot Hot : "She may be the face I can't forget"

Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: Erik on April 06, 2008, 04:13:13
Quote from: Descent on April 06, 2008, 00:55:12
Ah, yes ! Secrets.

Hot Hot Hot : "She may be the face I can't forget"




Yes!  I remember now seeing this a long time ago!  thanks for jogging my memory!
Erik
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: Poe on April 06, 2008, 14:12:26
Quote from: Erik on April 04, 2008, 05:37:19

Can anybody help me with the sentence at the beginning of Gone! ?
The weird singing at the beginning of Hot Hot Hot!!! ?
The adlibbing in Throw your foot?
The backwards lyrics to New Day?
The text in Pornography?
Three?
The adlib in Lovecats?
The Flexipop Lament lyrics?
The backing vocal line of Charlotte Sometimes?
The beginning ti ItUsed to be Me?



Hmm, guess I won't be much of a help here. In Gone!, I only hear him go "one, two" and then something like dododo, badabada, and then the first lines: Oh you know how it is, wake up feeling blue, and everything that could be wrong is, including you...

Throw your foot is pretty much adlib all the way through, hehe. He repeats two parts of the song at the end, he just sings them a bit more incoherently. The second part, in the background, is from the beginning, and the first part is this, as far as I know:

it would be so perfect
if you would just fall out the window
throw your foot away
you're tired and your face is grey
like the sad old fool
you groove

Can't hear any lyrics sung backwards in New Day...

In Lovecats, all I hear is him making noises, meowing, or repeating words from the lyrics...

Is there a hidden beginning in It Used To Be Me? Or did you mean this part: all he needs is everyone I've been, and all she needs is everywhere I've seen...

Oh well, so much for trying to be helpful... :?
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: japanesebaby on April 06, 2008, 14:46:56
no Poe, Erik means the hidden/background/whispered lyrics, not the opening lines of those songs.

Quote from: Erik on April 04, 2008, 05:37:19
Can anybody help me with the sentence at the beginning of Gone! ?


"one, two..." and then just some mumbling/"instrumental singing". i don't think there's anything else in there, really(?).

Quote from: Erik on April 04, 2008, 05:37:19
The beginning ti ItUsed to be Me?


i've always just heard "this one this one this one..." repeated, but i don't know if that's what he really says there. but myself i find it being as part of the instrumental track really, and so i never really thought it was so important what the "lyrics" were.

Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: Poe on April 06, 2008, 15:46:06
Quote from: japanesebaby on April 06, 2008, 14:46:56
no Poe, Erik means the hidden/background/whispered lyrics, not the opening lines of those songs.


Yeah, when I couldn't hear any hidden lyrics in the beginning of those songs, I just wrote what I heard, to flesh out the songs a bit, looking for the gaps...

I'm having trouble making out words, let alone sentences in the flexipop version of Lament...probably made sense to Robert at the time.  :smth043

Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: japanesebaby on April 06, 2008, 15:50:31
Quote from: Poe on April 06, 2008, 15:46:06
Yeah, when I couldn't hear any hidden lyrics in the beginning of those songs, I just wrote what I heard, to flesh out the songs a bit, looking for the gaps...


by the way 8and unless you're familiar with it already), for "fleshing out" the lyrics of the cure songs, a must have is this:

songwords 1978-1989 (http://curefans.com/index.php/topic,3850.0.html)

:smth023
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: Poe on April 06, 2008, 16:37:16
Quote from: japanesebaby on April 06, 2008, 15:50:31
by the way 8and unless you're familiar with it already), for "fleshing out" the lyrics of the cure songs, a must have is this:

songwords 1978-1989 (http://curefans.com/index.php/topic,3850.0.html)

:smth023


Ooo, thanks, I hadn't heard about it before...guess I'll have to fight you for it then...  :smth062

Thought I could make out "I went to the man, and I said, 'just as you like..:" in Three....but oh jee, look at the time, I've got a life to catch! Before I go, remind me of why we need to know this again?!

Guess I know the answer already... :smth043
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: Erik on April 06, 2008, 18:28:14
Biig mistake!

I'm sorry about the confusion:  you are all right ( and I'm wrong)  the lyrics that are whispered are not at the beginning of Gone!,  they are at the very end of Round and Round and Round, just before!

I guess I was listening to the CD in order, for achange, and got it wrong!

anyway,  I still don't know what is said!
Erik
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: vrist on April 06, 2008, 20:41:49
What do you think about Disintegration 0:41?
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: Erik on April 07, 2008, 03:38:57
Quote from: vrist on April 06, 2008, 20:41:49
What do you think about Disintegration 0:41?


Yes!!

exactly,  and also at 2:12 ?? 

It's amazing how often you can hear an amazing track,  and know somehow that something is said,  but never really stop to wonder about it...

anyway, I'd love to know!
Erik
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: japanesebaby on May 22, 2009, 16:12:16
what are the distorted words at the very end of 'coming up'?

Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: Sussex on July 01, 2009, 12:06:48
Quote from: japanesebaby on May 22, 2009, 16:12:16
what are the distorted words at the very end of 'coming up'?




if im not mistaken..."Don't say this..." :roll:
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: mothtoaflame on August 04, 2009, 06:28:42
At the end of Gone! he says "It's got to be jazz 'cause that's what she wants."  :smth020
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: Matti on August 04, 2009, 07:33:48
Quote from: Sussex on July 01, 2009, 12:06:48
Quote from: japanesebaby on May 22, 2009, 16:12:16
what are the distorted words at the very end of 'coming up'?




if im not mistaken..."Don't say this..."


I'm afraid You are mistaken though... It's actually "Daisy... daisy..." which is a quotation from Kubrick's 2001 movie. The highly intelligent computer HAL 9000, one of the main characters in the film, has to be switched off at the end, and his last utterance is an attempt to sing a children's song - "Daisy". Robert sounds very much like HAL becoming disfuntional while singing (i.e. slowing down).
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: TheyCallMeP on June 15, 2011, 05:55:59
I have no idea what is being said in the song Three, I'll have to look again to see what time it is but I think its closer to the beginning of the song. Does anyone else know what I'm talking about?
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: dsanchez on June 15, 2011, 15:08:07
Quote from: TheyCallMeP on June 15, 2011, 05:55:59
Does anyone else know what I'm talking about?

you mean what he says at the end of the song? (from 1:45)?

The Cure - Three (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJnUZ03WZVA#)

I don't understand what Bob is singing there either :smth100
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: TheyCallMeP on June 15, 2011, 18:22:52
If you could tell me what he says around 1:45 that would be awesome (I have no idea). But it also sounds like there is something around 0:10 as well.
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: TheyCallMeP on June 15, 2011, 18:23:46
Damn it, looked under your video and saw you didn't know either haha. Do you hear it around 0:10 though?
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: dsanchez on June 15, 2011, 20:51:18
Quote from: TheyCallMeP on June 15, 2011, 18:23:46
Damn it, looked under your video and saw you didn't know either haha. Do you hear it around 0:10 though?


Yeah, you're right. There's something from 0:09, but I don't understand it either. Anyone?
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: johnsinister on September 08, 2013, 22:34:00
I Would Like To Know What is Robert Mumbling in the beginning of Disintegration (song)....also weird thing i mixed in athe Audacity prayers for rain (inverted left speaker and put it to mono) and play right after the first drum crush you hear ghostly like said: PrAyErS FoR RaIn....and that ghost voice continues to talk throughout whole song and the effects of Robert Voice hets even creepier than normally.....
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: johnsinister on September 08, 2013, 22:38:44
Quote from: dsanchez on June 15, 2011, 15:08:07
Quote from: TheyCallMeP on June 15, 2011, 05:55:59

I don't understand what Bob is singing there either :smth100


'Enough of that! Stand up straight! What´╗┐ nonsense!'
'No,' I said, my face close to the ground, 'I'll stay as I am'.
'You really can annoy a person, I must say. Such a waste of time! Come on, put an end to it.'" (The Drum Comes)
Taken from 'Description of a Struggle' by Franz Kafka !

Its Really like a soundtrack
Title: Re: Whispering (and other noises)
Post by: Fdipper on May 26, 2019, 00:09:26
Quote from: japanesebaby on April 06, 2008, 14:46:56no Poe, Erik means the hidden/background/whispered lyrics, not the opening lines of those songs.

Quote from: Erik on April 04, 2008, 05:37:19Can anybody help me with the sentence at the beginning of Gone! ?

"one, two..." and then just some mumbling/"instrumental singing". i don't think there's anything else in there, really(?).

Quote from: Erik on April 04, 2008, 05:37:19The beginning ti ItUsed to be Me?

i've always just heard "this one this one this one..." repeated, but i don't know if that's what he really says there. but myself i find it being as part of the instrumental track really, and so i never really thought it was so important what the "lyrics" were.


Of it comes to Gone, he sings:
One...Two...uh
And then the song plays.
But the uh is very fast and short. And silent.