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Parliament lyric???

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by caesarbass, Aug 2, 2005.


  1. caesarbass

    caesarbass Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Orange County, CA
    Media producer for Nordstrand Pickups, Wilkins Basses, G&L Guitars and Basses, Marco Basses, Tonecraft Audio, Lemur Music. I also run TheBassHang.com and am a dealer for Ulyate Pickups and Colibri Basses
    For years I've been wondering what this lyric means, and I'm sure someone here can help....from the song "P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)", there's a lyric, "sounds like it's got a three on it." What does that mean???? I feel soooooo unhip.... :eek: :rollno:
     
  2. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    For P-Funk to make lyrical sense, I'm pretty sure you need to drop acid.
     
  3. caesarbass

    caesarbass Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Orange County, CA
    Media producer for Nordstrand Pickups, Wilkins Basses, G&L Guitars and Basses, Marco Basses, Tonecraft Audio, Lemur Music. I also run TheBassHang.com and am a dealer for Ulyate Pickups and Colibri Basses
    Awesome!!!! I'll try it!!! :D
     
  4. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    On a side note: The funniest thing I've ever heard from someone who does acid was, "I dropped acid and then I listened to Pork Soda by Primus... and all of a sudden, it made sense."
     
  5. GSPLBASSDC

    GSPLBASSDC

    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    If it's the lyric I'm thinking about ("sounds like it's got a 3 on it to me...tha lollipop man, chocolate coated freak in habit form"), I believe he's talking about a rating from 1 - 10......they got a 3.

    ...and Matt's right... I understood the lyrics much better when I used to indulge.
     
  6. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Actually, the line is "Sir Lollipop Man....Chocolate-coated, freaky and habit forming. Doin' it to ya in 3d. So groovy that I dig me."

    And I think "Sounds like it's got a 3 on it to me" has to do with something coming in on the 3rd beat. Instead of coming in on the 1, it came in on the 3. I'm guessing, but I've always interpreted it that way.


    Peace,

    James

    (FWIW - my answers were arrived at in an acid free environment ;) )
     
  7. caesarbass

    caesarbass Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Orange County, CA
    Media producer for Nordstrand Pickups, Wilkins Basses, G&L Guitars and Basses, Marco Basses, Tonecraft Audio, Lemur Music. I also run TheBassHang.com and am a dealer for Ulyate Pickups and Colibri Basses
    Nobody writes lyrics like that anymore. Thanks for contributing, I knew I could count on you guy!!!!! The mysery is lifted...sort of..."Good evening, do not attempt to adjust your radio, we have taken control!"
     
  8. GSPLBASSDC

    GSPLBASSDC

    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA

    Went home and listened to it last night....you are correct, sir!!
     
  9. Actually it's a rip on "blue eyed soul" or funk from southern white guys getting a 3 outta 10. GC cites some examples that don't really apply Doobie Brothers, and David Bowie probably because he knew that there really were and are funky white guys. "Doobie in yo funk"
     
  10. GSPLBASSDC

    GSPLBASSDC

    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    I think he was being derisive...."I went to a concert with the Doobie brothers, David Bowie....It was cool, but can you imagine Doobie in your funk?"

    And yes, there are funky white guys