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And NOW you KNOW

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:53 am
by RHJunior
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYcJRS2RAgs

"Lemon Tree," by Fool's Garden

And NOW you KNOW what inspired the name!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:39 am
by LoneWolf23k
And Knowing is Half the Battle!

YO JOE!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:25 am
by BoKiana
*bops my head to the song*

Different, but kinda cool.

LoneWolf23k wrote:And Knowing is Half the Battle!

YO JOE!


But what's the other half?

Killing those mother****ing **** eating commie ********. >.>

^.^;

Re: And NOW you KNOW

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:15 am
by Celidah the Bardess
RHJunior wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYcJRS2RAgs

"Lemon Tree," by Fool's Garden

And NOW you KNOW what inspired the name!


The rrresht of the story.

Sorry, too much Paul Harvey in my childhood... :roll:

Re: And NOW you KNOW

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:18 pm
by Earl McClaw
RHJunior wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYcJRS2RAgs

"Lemon Tree," by Fool's Garden

And NOW you KNOW what inspired the name!

Really? I thought is was a much older song, sung by groups such as the Kingston Trio or Peter, Paul and Mary.

http://www.lyricsfreak.com/p/peter%2C+p ... 07749.html

When I was just a lad of ten, my father said to me,
Come here and learn a lesson from the lovely lemon tree.
Dont put your faith in love, my boy, my father said to me,
I fear youll find that love is like the lovely lemon tree.

Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.

Beneath the lemon tree one day, my love and I did a lie
A girl so sweet that when she smiled the sun rose in the sky.
We passed that summer lost in love beneath the lemon tree
The music of her laughter hid my fathers words from me:

Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.

One day she left without a word. she took away the sun.
And in the dark she left behind, I knew what she had done.
Shed left me for another, its a common tale but true.
A sadder man but wiser now I sing these words to you:

Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.


Or maybe "(Here We Go Round) the Lemon Tree" by ELO:
http://www.seeklyrics.com/lyrics/Electr ... -Tree.html

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:33 pm
by The JAM
Ah, THAT song. I've heard it a few times before but never paid attention to the lyrics or title.

Re: And NOW you KNOW

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:06 pm
by Wayfarer
...
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
...

So I have a quibble with these lyrics: I happen to like eating lemons. :D That sorta ruins the whole analogy for me. :lol: ('Course, I found the conclusion problematic, in any case... not entirely without a point, and yet just off - or maybe potentially off - enough to bug me.)

I can see how the Fool's Garden song fits Ben in the beginning, though. Very interesting. I'm not sure I entirely get the song (for the most part I do; I just don't see... why they used the image of a lemon tree, or how the use of that image, that kind of tree, connects to the point of the song), but it's still interesting.

Re: And NOW you KNOW

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:50 am
by Wanderwolf
Wayfarer wrote:I can see how the Fool's Garden song fits Ben in the beginning, though. Very interesting. I'm not sure I entirely get the song (for the most part I do; I just don't see... why they used the image of a lemon tree, or how the use of that image, that kind of tree, connects to the point of the song), but it's still interesting.


I thought it was obvious:

The problem with a lemon tree is that it gives you nothing but lemons. Think metaphorically: The "tree" is a decision tree; a path of choices. But at the end of every branch is a "lemon".

"I wonder how.
I wonder why.
Yesterday you
Told me 'bout the
Blue, blue sky.
And all that I can see
Is just a yellow lemon tree.

I'm turnin' my head
Up and down.
I'm turnin', turnin',
Turnin', turnin',
Turnin' around,
But all that I can see
Is just another lemon tree."

P.S.: The band's official site has a video of the song, but it's a cheap tape of their concert in '05. Unless you have to check it out at http://www.foolsgarden.de/ as a Fools' Garden fan, don't bother.

Yours truly,

The musical,

Wanderer

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:58 pm
by UncleMonty
Ah, that explains it.

I've never heard the Fool's Garden version, but was familiar with the older song. I hadn't paid much attention either way, but it's nice to know.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:59 am
by Madmoonie
In the octopus' garden in the shade, by penny lane, down from the dock where the yellow subs now reside with a couple just wanting to hold hands!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:47 am
by Jaydub
Madmoonie wrote:In the octopus' garden in the shade, by penny lane, down from the dock where the yellow subs now reside with a couple just wanting to hold hands!

I may need a little help to figure this out or it is going to be a hard day's night for me. Maybe I should crawl off to sleep in the bath.....

PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:55 pm
by P-Frank
Knowledge is power! XD

PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 5:22 pm
by Axelgear
Then can equations power my TV?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:44 am
by Celidah the Bardess
Jaydub wrote:
Madmoonie wrote:In the octopus' garden in the shade, by penny lane, down from the dock where the yellow subs now reside with a couple just wanting to hold hands!

I may need a little help to figure this out or it is going to be a hard day's night for me. Maybe I should crawl off to sleep in the bath.....


Hey Jude, just let it be, or you'll be trying to think it out eight days a week, and even Lady Madonna won't be able to give you a ticket to ride that train.

P-Frank wrote:Knowledge is power!


Power corrupts. Study hard, be evil. 8-)