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Here are some more songs, Carl.

"Fred Bear" - Ted Nugent

"Free For All" - Ted Nugent

"Wango Tango" - Ted Nugent

"Never There" - Cake

"If I Had $1000000" - Barenaked Ladies

"Ice Ice Baby" - Vanilla Ice

"Strokin'" - Clarence Carter


Ted Nugent :rockon:

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Victor by Victor (Alex Lifeson's solo project)

Shut Up Shutting Up also by Victor

Inside by Van Halen

What Have You Done For Me Lately? by Miss Jackson (cuz I'm nasty)

I dunno, how much spoken is spoken? the very end of I'm So Tired by the Beatles has some spoken French. Counting at the end of A Day in the Life, all of Revolution #9

Ice Cream Man by Van Halen. In fact a lot of VH songs have some talk.

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Pulp (the band with a song for every occasion): "I Spy", from the faultless album "Different Class".

spy a boy, I spy a girl.

I spy the worst place in the world,

in the whole wide world.

Oh you didn't do bad,

you made it out,

I'm still stuck here oh but I'll get out.

Oh yeah I'll get out.

Can't you see the giant that walks around you seeing through your petty lives?

Do you think I do these things for real?

I do these things just so I survive.

And you know I will survive.

It may look to the untrained eye,

I'm sitting on my arse all day.

I'm biding time until I take you all on.

My Lords and Ladies,

I will prevail,

I cannot fail.

Cos I spy.

Oh I've got your numbers,

taken notes,

I know the ways your minds work;

I've studied.

And your minds are just the same as mine

except that you are clever swines,

you never let mask slip,

you never admit to it,

you're never hurried.

Oh no no no.

And every night I hone my plan

how I will get my satisfaction,

how I will blow your paradise away away, away.

Cos I spy.

And it's just like in the old days -

I used to compose my own critical notices in my head.

"The crowd gasp at Cocker's masterful control of the bicycle,

skilfully avoiding the dog turd next to the corner shop."

Imagining a blue plaque

above the place I first ever touched a girl's chest,

but hold on,

you've got to wait for the best.

You see you should take me seriously.

Very seriously indeed.

Cause I've been sleeping with your wife for the past sixteen weeks,

smoking your cigarettes,

drinking your brandy,

messing up the bed that you chose together.

And in all that time I just wanted you to come home unexpectedly one afternoon,

and catch us at it in the front room.

You see I spy for a living,

and I specialise in revenge,

on taking the things I know will cause you pain.

I can't help it,

I was dragged up.

My favourite parks are car parks,

grass is something you smoke,

birds are something you shag.

Take your "Year in Provence"

and shove it up your arse.

Your Ladbroke Grove looks turn me on, yeah.

With roach burns in designer dresses,

skin stretched tight over high cheek-bones,

and thousands of tiny dryness lines beating a path to the corners of your eyes.

And every night I hatch my plan,

it's not a case of woman v man.

It's more a case of haves against haven'ts.

And I just happen to have got what you need,

just exactly what you need yeah.

La la la la la la la la la la,

in the midnight hour.

La la la la la la la la la la,

I will come to you,

I will come to you,

I will take you from this sickness,

dinner parties and champagne,

I'll hold your body and make it sing again.

Come on - sing again,

let's sing again, oh yeah,

Cos I spy,


I spy.

I spy a boy,

and I spy a girl.

I spy the chance,

to change the world,

to change your world.

(Spoken part highlighted in bold)

Link to footage of "I Spy" performed live at Brixton Academy

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Think "Little Darlin'" and "Are You Lonesome Tonight."

We'd like to create a Songfacts category (here's an example for Songs inspired by the Bible) for songs with spoken parts. Any ideas for songs that fit this category?


I just noticed that the site has a list of this category started already.

If you look up a song that has a spoken part in it (e.g., "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" ), and scroll down the page to the links of similar songs, there's one to click on that says "more songs with a spoken part".

When you click on it, it takes you to a list of 27 songs that fit that description.

Many of the songs posted in this thread are not there yet.

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Another Rolling Stones song is

Far Away Eyes

" I was driving home early Sunday morning through Bakerfield

Listening to gospel music on the colored radio station

And the preacher said, 'You know you always have the

Lord by your side.'

And I was so pleased to be informed of this that I ran

Twenty red lights in his honor

Thank you Jesus, thank you lord..."

Then more for Frank Zappa, but it depends if you want to include the dirty songs, being a family site.

Just off the top of my head from the albums I've got -

off the Over-Nite Sensation album (1973)

Dinah-Moe Humm

Dirty Love

I'm The Slime

Camarillo Brillo - (is that a real poncho...i mean

Is that a mexican poncho

Or is that a sears poncho?

Hmmm...no foolin ...)

off the Just Another Band from L.A. album -


I'm sure there's many more from Zappa.

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