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PostSubject: Vum Garda Lyrics   Fri 07 Mar 2014, 21:56

Hey guys.  Takeoff's got me in the mood for some dark proggy stuff and so I'm digging around some of the older tunes - the Red b-sides are always good for that. Anyways, I'm always big on the lyrics yet usually have a hell of a time with deciphering them myself. Which leads to the point: Can anybody post (or direct me) to the lyrics for "Vum Garda"?  

I've had it stuck in my head for a while and it'd be great if I could have a re-listen with a dose of lucidity when Guy's singing....
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PostSubject: Re: Vum Garda Lyrics   Mon 10 Mar 2014, 00:08

Alright, then. Is anybody game for helping me figure them out, at least?

I know this tune's long and dense - but that's the fun!
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PostSubject: Re: Vum Garda Lyrics   Mon 10 Mar 2014, 09:36

Haha ! love this post mate as 'Vum Garda' is the song I hate most by Elbow - listened to it 3 or 4 times and can't abide it !

Apologies then, not heard for a while or want to !  Evil or Very Mad 
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PostSubject: Re: Vum Garda Lyrics   Mon 10 Mar 2014, 19:09

I remember when Vum Garda used to be put on to play out as the venue was gradually filling up before curtains up at the early gigs. Very atmospheric anticipation, loved it.
Just being able to pick out the odd word or Iine, but not clear enough to decipher adds to the mysteriousness.

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PostSubject: Re: Vum Garda Lyrics   Mon 10 Mar 2014, 20:32

I've never been able to figure out the song in its entirety. I can pick out a few obvious lines but that's it.
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PostSubject: Re: Vum Garda Lyrics   Mon 10 Mar 2014, 21:08

lol, same here; can only hear bits and bobs!
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PostSubject: Re: Vum Garda Lyrics   Tue 11 Mar 2014, 22:09

Daddy's in control...

The descent into madness, I love this one. But lyrics? No, we're not meant to get more than snatches, I think.
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PostSubject: Re: Vum Garda Lyrics   Tue 11 Mar 2014, 22:56

I'm thinking I missed the mark here, then - I've only ever been able to make our bits here and there (the same ones you lot have, I imagine)

Oh well.
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PostSubject: Re: Vum Garda Lyrics   Wed 12 Mar 2014, 16:03

I like Vum Garda quite a lot with its trip hoppy style. Does at least someone know, if the title is something spelled backwards? Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: Vum Garda Lyrics   Wed 12 Mar 2014, 16:10

They're actual words!

vum
Pronunciation: \ˈvəm\
Function: verb
Etymology: prob. alter. of 3vow
dial
intransitive verb
: avow, swear <I vum, I'd soon put harness on myself as worry along with that lazy mule — Elizabeth M. Roberts>

And

Gar·da
ˈgärdə/
noun
singular proper noun: Garda
1.
the state police force of the Irish Republic.
a member of the Irish police force.
noun: Garda; plural noun: Gardai

Garda is also an Italian lake, apparently.

So something to do with Ireland? "Daddy's in control"...
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PostSubject: Re: Vum Garda Lyrics   Thu 20 Mar 2014, 13:16

TamedLamia wrote:
I like Vum Garda quite a lot with its trip hoppy style. Does at least someone know, if the title is something spelled backwards? Smile 

if it is something spelt backwards, i've no idea what it is!!!  Crying or Very sad 
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