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Old 15-07-2014, 08:49
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Lyrical diversity

I was close to spontaneous combustion when I read that our beloved MSP had topped this chart for largest number of words used in songs...

http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrit...yrical-3860222

...then I realised it was the first three albums (IWRWHW) and that this Wales Online study is a bit... Welsh.

And to top it off...

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But despite their confrontational, establishment-hating message, the Manic Street Preachers' most used word in their first three albums is "love"
They were even at it back then. It's more or less the only word they use nowadays. "We don't talk about love... much."

Asked if he was pleased that his band's masterful use of vocabulary had been recognised, JDB had this to say: "Kindalike you know indelibly."
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Old 15-07-2014, 08:57
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They were even at it back then. It's more or less the only word they use nowadays. "We don't talk about love... much."
You Love Us & Love's Sweet Exile might be partly responsible for this too!
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Old 15-07-2014, 11:43
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Luckily Love is now replaced with War.
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Old 15-07-2014, 12:13
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I don't see what's so unreasonable, they use a lot of obscure words and names.
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Old 15-07-2014, 12:29
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I don't see what's so unreasonable, they use a lot of obscure words and names.
They are certainly the only band I have ever heard who've referenced Venetian Blinds in a song.
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Old 15-07-2014, 13:30
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They are certainly the only band I have ever heard who've referenced Venetian Blinds in a song.
Weirdly effective line, that.

Carry on.
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Cool interesting article. Another record for the MANICS woo!!!
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Weirdly effective line, that.

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Love is now replaced with War.
You War Us
War's Sweet Exile
War Torn Us Under
The War Of Richard Nixon
Your War Alone Is Not Enough
War Letter To The Future
(It's Not War) Just The End Of War
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Old 15-07-2014, 20:38
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Sex, Power, War and Money
SPWAM?
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Old 15-07-2014, 20:44
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Oh yes...I went there...
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They are certainly the only band I have ever heard who've referenced Venetian Blinds in a song.
http://www.lyrics.net/lyrics/venetian%20blinds
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Old 15-07-2014, 21:48
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You War Us
War's Sweet Exile
War Torn Us Under
The War Of Richard Nixon
Your War Alone Is Not Enough
War Letter To The Future
(It's Not War) Just The End Of War
Sex, Power, War and Money
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Nobody War'd You
Baby features pretty heavily too
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Old 16-07-2014, 06:57
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As they use baby and love a lot it might be an idea to prefix and old song with a snippet of say...baby love...what do you think?
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