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the euphemism for getting a shag in the line
"i'm in a hurry to get my collar straight"
is a new one on me. does anyone here use/hear this expression down their way?

is it's origin anything to do with "getting your collar felt" (being arrested), in that -presumably- such an action would leave you with a bent collar, and the first thing one would want to do on gaining freedom would to get it straight (get a shag)?
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I thought the line meant getting dressed and out of there quick, similar to love is always over in the morning from TOL.
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Funny one, irrespective of what's printed in the Vision Thing reissue (and elsewhere), I've always heard it as "get my Karma straight"...
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collar straight - "Get off that grizzly army looking s**t and stop smoking dope, you hear me"!?

straighten out, basically
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James Blast wrote: straighten out, basically
as opposed to "get bent" ? :innocent: :lol:
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I always thought it was "get my karma straight" too, continuing te references to hippie chicks and all that. Haven't seen the reissues as they have not come out down here ( or they are just not stocked not sure which)
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Have just listened to it again and am more convinced that ever it is "karma" it makes much more sense to me.
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freshjewboy wrote:
mh wrote:Funny one, irrespective of what's printed in the Vision Thing reissue (and elsewhere), I've always heard it as "get my Karma straight"...
Same here.
Yes I hear that too...karma.
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Now that we're at it, I am also sure Von sings 'Our Destination To The Bar' and ' Some gay, some gay dumb Indian'... ;D

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Izzy HaveMercy wrote:Now that we're at it, I am also sure Von sings 'Our Destination To The Bar'


No man! "Destiny" is sung and nothing about the bar! :roll:
Izzy HaveMercy wrote:and ' Some gay, some gay dumb Indian'... ;D

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You should wear your earplugs IZ but I think your hearing has gone already! :P ;D

I always heard the first... "when you can give me head!" :eek: instead of "hair".. :lol:
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its karma! do the lyrics say something other than that? if so, they're lying :lol:

and its 'give me head / run your fingers through my hair' (apart from the instance when he changes it around)

these days 'give me hair' would be more appropriate anyway ;)
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cheers boss! :notworthy:

so there's nothing wrong with my hearing after all these years of never wearing earplugs! i'm impressed.

these days i would agree with you boss, but don't rub it in. :wink: :lol:
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Quiff Boy wrote:its karma! do the lyrics say something other than that? if so, they're lying :lol:

and its 'give me head / run your fingers through my hair' (apart from the instance when he changes it around)
many relistens later: aint no doubt about it.
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many relistens later: aint no doubt about it.[/quote]

Many re-listens.... Are you ok? :eek:
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more relistens (is that a real word?) than you part-timers, and the above is true but so what?

check out this place YC Bachman Turner Overdrive fans - http://www.myheartland.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=17795
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Don't forget that they printed "VISIOIN THING" at first so a mistake in the lyrics is not beyond the realms. (He does sing "karma".)
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Maybe the lyrics were transcribed by Linda Hennrick.
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Took me some time, but now it's clear ... :lol: ...

This is Von's final resumee on the personality of Wayne ... ;D ;D ;D ...

which I'd totally subscribed on the first listen of God's Own Medicine decades ago. Just never came to the idea to draw that line ... :lol: ...
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ageofmaya wrote:The worst Sisters' song!!
Them's fighting words! :lol:
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ageofmaya wrote:The worst Sisters' song!!
ooh! ooh! quick! there's a topic for discussion that hasn't been covered yet (not this afternoon at any rate). :lol:
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ageofmaya wrote:You're right guys! :D
Why fight for the Sisters' songs or their causes; for better or for worse?!?


The point is here, that he sounds already disillusioned, and she is going to be disillusioned; so what's good about that!? He even didn't bother much with music, seems to me, like he wanted to underline that point of disillusionment.
"She" ? I don't think it's necessarily a she on the other side, especially given recent revelations on Christian churches and their approach towards kids worldwide ... :wink: ...

Anyway, to me the song is all about luring someone into abuse ... and yes, underlined with appropriate music and singing ... :lol: ...
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I'm still convinced (in a not-so-bothered kind-of-way) of the theory I posted elsewhere on this forum some years ago that YCBTO is the "other side of the conversation" to Stevie Nicks' "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (from which YCBTO clearly steals its riff and guitar twiddlings). Especially since Nicks was such a hippy, fond of all that mystic stuff.
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