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Songs with Twist Endings

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We all know movies with twist endings: The Crying Game, The Sixth Sense...

But every now and then a song comes along that drops a bombshell at the end. Two examples:

1) "Two Lovers" by Mary Wells - we learn at the end that the two lovers are, in fact, one person.

2) "Love Vigilantes" by New Order - a war story told from the perspective of a soldier returning home, it turns out that he is actually dead.

What are some other songs that have these twist endings?

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Some good ones there. :thumbsup: I always feel sorry for that guy Laurie; but I suppose he shouldn't be reading someone else's Diary.

Here's one that's 60 years old ...the last line reveals all. :)

The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane - Dean Martin

Lyrics

The naughty lady of shady lane had hit the town like a bomb

The back fence gossips ain't been this good since Mabel ran off with Tom

Our town was peaceful and quite before she came on the scene

The lady has started a riot disturbing the suburban routine

Oh the naughty lady of shady lane has the town in a whirl

The naughty lady of shady lane me oh my oh what a girl

You should see how see carries on with her admirers galore

She must be giving them quite a thrill the way they flock to her door

She throws those come-hither glances at every Tom, Dick and Joe

When offered some liquid refreshment the lady never never says no

Oh the naughty lady of shady lane has the town in a whirl

The naughty lady of shady lane me oh my oh what a girl

The things they're trying to pin on her won't hold much water I'm sure

Beneath the powder and fancy lace there beats a heart sweet and pure

She just needs someone to change her then she'll be nice as can be

If you're in the neighborhood stranger you're welcome to drop in and see

The naughty lady of shady lane so delightful to hold

The naughty lady of shady lane she's delectable quite respectable

And she's only nine days old

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MUSICAL INTERLUDE

"Timothy" - The Buoys

Trapped in a mine that had caved in

And everyone knows the only ones left

Were Joe and me and Tim

When they broke through to pull us free

The only ones left to tell the tale

Were Joe and me

Timothy, Timothy

Where on earth did you go?

Timothy, Timothy

God, why don't I know?

Hungry as hell, no food to eat

And Joe said that he would sell his soul

For just a piece of meat

Water enough to drink for two

And Joe said to me, "I'll have a swig

And then there's some for you"

Timothy, Timothy

Joe was looking at you

Timothy, Timothy

God, what did we do?

I must have blacked out just around then

'Cause the very next thing that I could see

Was the light of the day again

My stomach was full as it could be

And nobody ever got around

To finding Timothy

Timothy, Timothy

Where on earth did you go?

Timothy, Timothy

God, why don't I know?

Timothy

:afro: :afro: :afro: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :bow: :bow: :bow: :jester:

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MUSICAL INTERLUDE

"Timothy" - The Buoys

Trapped in a mine that had caved in

And everyone knows the only ones left

Were Joe and me and Tim

When they broke through to pull us free

The only ones left to tell the tale

Were Joe and me

Timothy, Timothy

Where on earth did you go?

Timothy, Timothy

God, why don't I know?

Hungry as hell, no food to eat

And Joe said that he would sell his soul

For just a piece of meat

Water enough to drink for two

And Joe said to me, "I'll have a swig

And then there's some for you"

Timothy, Timothy

Joe was looking at you

Timothy, Timothy

God, what did we do?

I must have blacked out just around then

'Cause the very next thing that I could see

Was the light of the day again

My stomach was full as it could be

And nobody ever got around

To finding Timothy

Timothy, Timothy

Where on earth did you go?

Timothy, Timothy

God, why don't I know?

Timothy

:afro: :afro: :afro: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :bow: :bow: :bow: :jester:

Our NEPA hometown boys! :rockon:

"Timothy" - The Buoys

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Hi Darryl!

My mom has this one on 45 still. We used to listen to it on our little record player. I never knew it was Dean Martin... nor do I remember ever hearing that last line... certainly changes the entire song! :grin:

Hi dear Shawna. :)

My Mom had it too on a 78 rpm record. There were a couple of other versions, but Dino's is the best I think.

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