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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:36 pm 
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Hi,

Can somebody help about the lyrics of the new song "Written on the Forehead".

I cannot undertsand all of the song.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:28 pm 
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Thanks to agejus for this:

People throwing dinars at the belly dancers

In a sad CIRCUS by a trench of burning oil

People throw belongings, a lifetime's earnings,
Amongst the scattered rubbish,
Suitcases on the sidewalk.

Date palms and orange and tangerine trees,
And eyes are crying for everything.

SO I TALK TO an old man by the generator
HE WAS STANDING ON THE GRAVEL by the fetid river,
He turned to me then surveyed the scene,
Said: "War is here in our beloved city".

Sometime in the river and tried to swim away -- ??
through times the sewage they written on the forehead
Date palms and orange and tangerine trees,
And eyes are crying for everything

Let in buuuurn!

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=750&start=75

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:15 pm 
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thanks so much


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:55 am 
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Mattius may be hearing more than I can:

"Some DOVE in the river and tried to swim away,
Through TONGUES of sewage; FATE WRITTEN ON THEIR FOREHEADS."

Makes more sense really.
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=750&start=75


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:30 pm 
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also the problem for the lyrics solved by the offical page :smile:

http://pjharvey.lucidwebs.co.uk/home_images/lyrics/WrittenOnTheForehead_small.jpg


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:33 pm 
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The lyrics are on the website now, and they read:

Written on the Forehead

People throwing dinars
at the belly-dancers,
in a sad circus
beside a trench of burning oil.

People throw belongings,
a life-time's earnings,
amongst the scattered rubbish
and suitcases on the sidewalk.

Date palms, orange,
and tangerine trees,
and eyes are crying
for everything.

I talked to an old man
by the generator,
standing on the gravel
by the fetid river.

He turned to me,
then surveyed the scene,
said, "war is here
in our beloved city".

Some dove in the river
and tried to swim away
through 10,000 tonnes of sewage,
fate written on their foreheads,

date palms, orange
and tangerine trees,
and eyes were crying
for everything.

PJ Harvey - Vocals, Guitar
John Parish - Percussion, Rhodes, Vocals
Mick Harvey - Drums, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:35 pm 
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Sorry brownbrown, I missed your post.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:04 am 
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She does not say "ten thousand" there.. :) But anyway, it is good to read the original thought from PJ, the way it is supposed to be.


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Anyone figured out chords yet? My musical skills limit me and I really wanna play it.


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