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MaryNYS

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Hi all,

The song for this week is Solar System.


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Lee Marshall

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While one of the 'stronger' moments on Love You....meh!!!  It's not enough to even begin to help carry the load...or the day.  Weak.
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curt lambert

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A good song off of this very good album. Sorry, Lee, but that's my humble opinion. Lol I love The Night Was So Young. Best song on the album. I Bet He's Nice, Let Us Go On this Way, and Johnny Carson are all faves. And Solar System. Fun melody and clever lyric. Fun note, my daughter really liked this one when she was growing up.
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Lee Marshall

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All opinions here are 100% valid Curt.  Some folks like blue.  Some prefer red.  S'all good.
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John B

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As 2 Sh$rt said, "you can wear what you want, either blue or red,
but cross the wrong brother, and you'll end up dead."

So, hopefully no one feels crossed by me.  Subjectively, I vote 'great song from a great album!'


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Cretanwelsh

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One of those Brian tracks I can listen to a dozen times on the bounce, without ever getting to the bottom of it.
Lyrics and vocals? Obviously, it's a children's song. The Solar System is a staple subject in primary school after all. But as with many children's songs, some of the lyrics have a second meaning for adults. 'If Mars has life on it, I might find my wife on it' is just funny to a kid, but there's a wryness to it adults can smile at.
As it's a song for children, Brian's vocal makes sense too. It's a character voice, the kind of big, funny, sad Sesame Street type that kids love (maybe even the Great Bear, who knows!)
Musically, however, it has a charm all of its own. The melody is at once childlike and otherworldly. The changes send your head spinning. And the arrangement is a beauty : using little more than synths, moog bass and bells, Brian conjures up this haunting planetary carousel.
And there's something else there too, particularly on the chorus fade, for which words fail me. Pluto may be too far to see, but it's there!
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