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steely dan songs

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by turkish, Apr 6, 2003.

  1. turkish

    turkish Guest

    Jul 14, 2002
    FCCAUSA, or here
    i'm a huge steely dan fan but i don't really know what any of thier songs are about, does anyone know what "my old school" "deacon blues" and "rikki don't lose that number" are about

    and does anyone tihnk tah in bodhivissta it sounds like he is saiyng what is up in a fobbish voice?
  2. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
  3. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Well deacon blues is about aspiring to be a loser i.e. musician.
  4. TNJ


    Mar 5, 2003
    You've got to give that gay thing a rest. Not that there's anything wrong with it. Donald had a significant other (of the female persuasion) in his life for a number of years, before she died of cancer.
    Walter has a wife and kid (s) and lives in Maui.
    BTW...cant wait for the new Steely Dan!!!
  5. Do they really sing shaggin' in Babylon Sisters?
  6. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Shaggin? No. I guess you're thinking of "Shake it"?

    The refrain is:

    Babylon sisters shake it
    Babylon sisters shake it
    So fine so young
    Tell me I'm the only one

    As for the original question - there is already a pretty recent thread on this, started by Bruce - in this very forum.

    In that thread is a link to a site which offers interpretations of their lyrics. Check it out.