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Re: Forgotten Moments - Updated - No.90 - 26th June, 2019

Postby Alan_K » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:28 am

Well it was new to me.
I probably wont ever get the opportunity to totally catch up.

The lyric makes more sense (slightly) when corrected:
It's not "I'd like to get inside your head", it's, "I want to look inside your head"


John,

If ever there's a song that just sums up the time it was in, it's this one.
I mentally go back to that time with ease when i hear this.
When the strings kick in and "I remember the back streets of Naples..."
That's it, for some unknown reason I can feel my eyes filling...
(I've never been to Naples!)

The additional verses are as highlighted (and rarely heard):

Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?

You talk like Marlene Dietrich
And you dance like Zizi Jeanmaire
Your clothes are all made by Balmain
And there's diamonds and pearls in your hair, yes there are

You live in a fancy apartment
Off the Boulevard St. Michel
Where you keep your Rolling Stones records
And a friend of Sacha Distel, yes you do

You go to the embassy parties
Where you talk in Russian and Greek
And the young men who move in your circles
They hang on every word you speak, yes they do


But where do you go to my lovely
When you're alone in your bed?
Tell me the thoughts that surround you
I want to look inside your head, yes I do

I've seen all your qualifications
You got from the Sorbonne
And the painting you stole from Picasso
Your loveliness goes on and on, yes it does

When you go on your summer vacation
You go to Juan-les-Pins
With your carefully designed topless swimsuit
You get an even suntan on your back, and on your legs

And when the snow falls you're found in St. Moritz
With the others of the jet set
And you sip your Napoleon brandy
But you never get your lips wet, no you don't

But where do you go to my lovely
When you're alone in your bed?
Won't you tell me the thoughts that surround you?
I want to look inside your head, yes I do

You're in between twenty and thirty
That's a very desirable age
Your body is firm and inviting
But you live on a glittering stage, yes you do, yes you do


Your name is heard in high places
You know the Aga Khan
He sent you a race horse for Christmas
And you keep it just for fun, for a laugh, ha-ha-ha

They say that when you get married
It'll be to a millionaire
But they don't realize where you came from
And I wonder if they really care, or give a damn

But where do you go to my lovely
When you're alone in your bed?
Tell me the thoughts that surround you
I want to look inside your head, yes I do

I remember the back streets of Naples:
Two children begging in rags
Both touched with a burning ambition
To shake off their lowly-born tags, they tried

So look into my face, Marie-Claire
And remember just who you are
Then go and forget me forever
But I know you still bear the scar, deep inside

I know where you go to my lovely
When you're alone in your bed
I know the thoughts that surround you
Cause I can look inside your head

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Re: Forgotten Moments - Updated - No.90 - 26th June, 2019

Postby Colin B » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:03 am

Alan_K wrote:Well it was new to me.
I probably wont ever get the opportunity to totally catch up.

The lyric makes more sense (slightly) when corrected:
It's not "I'd like to get inside your head", it's, "I want to look inside your head"...



Yes, I misquoted the lyric originally.

"I want to look inside your head" makes much better sense with the Brain Scan Machine doing its job there !

Moral: Get something wrong on here & you'll be called out on it - even if it takes years & years !

Well spotted, Alan_K !
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Re: Forgotten Moments - Updated - No.90 - 26th June, 2019

Postby John » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:18 am

I bought Peter's first album when it came out. Here's the album version of the song.



I also had the pleasure of speaking to him on a phone in show on local radio some years later. Bizarrely, I've only now realised the DJ was a guy called Mike Quinn who many years later I booked to be the DJ at my 65th birthday party.

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Re: Forgotten Moments - Updated - No.90 - 26th June, 2019

Postby Mountain Mist » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:44 pm

Colin B wrote:
Alan_K wrote:Well it was new to me.
I probably wont ever get the opportunity to totally catch up.

The lyric makes more sense (slightly) when corrected:
It's not "I'd like to get inside your head", it's, "I want to look inside your head"...



Yes, I misquoted the lyric originally.

"I want to look inside your head" makes much better sense with the Brain Scan Machine doing its job there !

Moral: Get something wrong on here & you'll be called out on it - even if it takes years & years !

Well spotted, Alan_K !


Good pick-up Alan. I am really enjoying the additions to this topic and listening to Peter, now.

Will I stop giving you free passes, Colin ;)

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Re: Forgotten Moments - Updated - No.90 - 26th June, 2019

Postby Mountain Mist » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:51 pm

John wrote:I bought Peter's first album when it came out. Here's the album version of the song.



I also had the pleasure of speaking to him on a phone in show on local radio some years later. Bizarrely, I've only now realised the DJ was a guy called Mike Quinn who many years later I booked to be the DJ at my 65th birthday party.




Really enjoyable, John, thank you, Peter's singing voice was just as good live over the radio, too.

I could swear that Peter had an Irish lilt to his voice, when he pronounced some fo the lyics of, "Where Did You Go My Lovely", which really added to the feel of this beautiful flowing song and melody. The feel of the song is Irish to me.

What an observant man Peter was, in my view, going on this song, he was also a really good lyricist.

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Re: Forgotten Moments - Updated - No.90 - 26th June, 2019

Postby John » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:12 am

Mountain Mist wrote:
John wrote:I bought Peter's first album when it came out. Here's the album version of the song.



I also had the pleasure of speaking to him on a phone in show on local radio some years later. Bizarrely, I've only now realised the DJ was a guy called Mike Quinn who many years later I booked to be the DJ at my 65th birthday party.




Really enjoyable, John, thank you, Peter's singing voice was just as good live over the radio, too.

I could swear that Peter had an Irish lilt to his voice, when he pronounced some fo the lyics of, "Where Did You Go My Lovely", which really added to the feel of this beautiful flowing song and melody. The feel of the song is Irish to me.

It wasn’t Irish, it was Indian.

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Re: Forgotten Moments - Updated - No.92 - 24th July, 2019

Postby Colin B » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:38 am

Forgotten Moments in Music History - No.92:

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Doesn't he realise that, if he makes a full & frank confession now, things will go better for him ?
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Re: Forgotten Moments - Updated - No.92 - 24th July, 2019

Postby Suspicious Minds » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:05 pm

Colin B wrote:Forgotten Moments in Music History - No.92:

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Doesn't he realise that, if he makes a full & frank confession now, things will go better for him ?


Ha ha ha.

On a July 16, 2006 blog for the Australian newspaper The Herald Sun, Billy Joel said that the music for this song was inspired by the songs of Leiber and Stoller, which were recorded by Ben E. King and The Drifters. He added that the words came from personal experience.
https://www.songfacts.com/facts/billy-j ... nocent-man


He made the album after his rise to stardom and after his divorce. He said he was dating supermodels at the time and felt like a teenager again.
Don't take yourself too seriously ;-)

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Re: Forgotten Moments - Updated - No.92 - 24th July, 2019

Postby John » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:15 pm

One of my favourite albums, some wonderful songs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQCWY5ynBaw

I saw him live at Wembley soon after this came out. Brilliant.

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Re: Forgotten Moments - Updated - No.92 - 24th July, 2019

Postby Colin B » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:39 am

Forgotten Moments in Music History - No.93

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Re: Forgotten Moments - Updated - No.92 - 24th July, 2019

Postby John » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:24 pm

But Marvin did hear it.

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Re: Forgotten Moments - Updated - No.94 - 21st August, 2019

Postby Colin B » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:43 am

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Re: Forgotten Moments - Updated - No.94 - 21st August, 2019

Postby Mountain Mist » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:30 am

Colin B wrote:Forgotten Moments in Music History - No.94

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They give this one away, in every way:

Poor Kermit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRZ-IxZ46ng

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Re: Forgotten Moments - Updated - No.94 - 21st August, 2019

Postby Colin B » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:10 am

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I've only a vague idea what this refers to, without looking it up...
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Re: Forgotten Moments - Updated - No.95 - 4th September, 2019

Postby Mountain Mist » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:18 am

I have to help ;) As I adore these quizzes.

Ready?

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