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Lyrics of "Amanda arranges a breakfast ..."
« on: October 02, 2008, 07:23:19 PM »

I'm trying to transcribe the lyrics and off comments to "Amanda arranges a breakfast summit with Liz Phair , Bjork, Tori Amos, Courtney Love, pink and Avril to hear their individual reflection on signing with a major label" (for the relative ignorants of us : http://beecharmer.uber.com/blogs/take_the_money_and_run.html ) , but some bits still escapes me (especially in the second verse). Could anyone more fluent at english than I am help me with this task ?

*piano*
ok guys / yes !  / Ok ...
It's actually hard to sing
*piano*
Ready ? / yup ! / Rock !


Liz had a practice,
Bjork flew from Paris,
Ani said she tried to make it,
Courtney floated with the _______,
Pink brought her accountant,
_______________________
Tori ordered eggs and bacons,
and Avril said she wasn't eating

I said "so the purpose of this meeting,
and thank you all for coming,
I understand we're extremely busy,
records (?) to make, and people to see,
I got you all in one place, all in one time,
I wanted to brief you about a situation,
so let's hear your thoughts, we'd like to speak,
and I expect your total honesty."

Miss Phair ?
____________
And Liz says "take the money and run"
Bjork says "just make sure you have fun"
and Avril says "this isn't any fun, I can't relate to anyone"
Courtney says "yeah, try taking heroin"
and Pink says "leave the kid alone !"
and I say "girls, girls, settle down, let's conduct ourselves like ladies, shall we ?!"
Let's start again

*bangs the piano*
This is my favourite part going on


Then I turned to Ani,
I said "Ani don't hate me,
we found a major label,
we think they're pretty stable"
Ani said "don't quote me
___________________
___________________
Don't go crying on my fucking shoulder"
I said "but look at Tori
her record's strong and pretty happy,
Right Tori ?"
But Tori just ignored me
So I turned to Bjork but
Courtney cut me off
she said " can I ____ around the block
_____________________"


_________________
__________, I'm not sure how to do it


Liz says "Take the money and run"
Bjork says "once you're rich it's your fun"
Avril said "you can't say that again,
all I want is to go back home"
Courtney says "yeah, try taking methadone"
and Pink said "Leave the kid alone !"
And I say "Girls! GIrls ! Settle down, let's conduct ourselves as ladies ... shall we ?"
Let's start again !

*more banging on the piano*

Can we please stick to the subject
Here we are all grown ups (mostly)
Can I get an answer,
some kind of consensus ?
Avril looks at Courtney
Courtney looks at Tori
Tori looks at Ani
Ani shrugs her shoulders at me
Bjork turns to Pink
who _____________ drink
Then I'm starting to think
this meeting was a big mistake !
I say "OK OK, I know I know,
we all have planes, we all have to go,
but please, I'm asking, one final time,
what do you think, do you think we should sign ?"

Ani turns red
Bjork shakes her head
Tori says yes
Pink drops her glass
Avril says “Sign it!”
Courtney says “Fuck it.”
Tori says “Shut up!”
Courtney says “Make me!”
I say “Ladies, ladies PLEASE. What is this sixth fucking grade?
Can’t we all just get along and agree?
Can I get an answer before you all leave ?"

And Liz says "Take the money and run"
Bjork said "Take the money and run"
Tori says "Take the money and run"
Courntey says "Take the money and run"
Avril says "take ...
*wrong banging* hold on... It goes to the major
"Take the money and run"
Avril says "Take the money and run"
Pink says "Take the money and run"
Ani says "Take the money and run"
Ani says "I'll love you anyway,
Amanda you ______________"

and then it goes back to the minor
I can't play it / You bastard !
You fucking bastard, I told you ! I was like "Just play it", we're like... / It's awesome /Do you like ...


Could some of you help me fill the gaps / correct any mistake i could have made (thinking of the tenses in particular)/ etc

Thank you :)
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Re: Lyrics of "Amanda arranges a breakfast ..."
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008, 07:26:27 PM »

I think there are already two threads on this.

http://www.theshadowbox.net/forum/index.php?topic=5046.0

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liz had practice
bjork flew from paris
ani said she'd try to make it
courtney flirted with the waitress

pink brought her accountant
who hid out in the bathroom
tori ordered eggs and bacon
avril said she wasnt eating

i said, so the purpose of this meeting
and thank you all for coming
i understand we're extremely busy
people to make, people to see

just to get you all in one place at one time
i've briefed you all on our situation
so let's hear your thoughts, who'd like to speak
and i expect your total honesty

liz phair?

and liz says take the money and run
bjiork says just make sure you had fun
and avril says this isn't any fun
i can't relate to anyone

and courtney says yeah? try kicking heroin
and pink says leave the kid alone
and i say girls girls settle down
lets conduct ourselves like ladies

shall we?
lets start again;

then i turned to ani
i said, ani dont hate me
we found a major label
we think they're pretty stable

ani said, dont quote me
theyre all wolves in sheeps' clothing
but right ?? when you get a little older
don't come crying on my fucking shoulder

i said but good good tori
my records strong and pretty happy
right tori?
but tori just ignored me

so i turned to bjork but
courtney cut me off
she said, hey kid ive been around the block
they'll rape you and it's torture

then liz says, take the money and run
bjork says, once youre rich its no fun
avril says, you can say that again
all i want is to go back home

and courtney says yeah? try kicking methadone
and pink said, leave the kid alone
and i said, girls, girls, settle down
let's conduct ourselves like ladies

shall we?
let's start again;

can we please stick to the subject
here we are all grownups mostly
can i get an answer?
some kind of concensus?

avril looks at courtney
courtney looks at tori
tori looks at ani
ani shrugs her shoulders at me

bjork turns to pink
who is ordering a drink
and im starting to think
this meeting was a big mistake

i said, okay, i know, i know
you all have planes, you all have to go
but please i'm asking you one final time
what do you think, do you think we should sign?

ani turns red, bjork shakes her head
tori says, yes, pink drops her glass
avril says, sign it, courtney says, fuck it
tori says shut up, courtney says, make me

i say ladies, ladies, what is this,
sixth fucking grade?
can't we all just get along and agree
can i get an answer before you all leave?

and liz says, take the money and run
bjork said, take the money and run
tori says, take the money and run
courtney says, take the money and run

avril says, take the money and run
?? says, take the money and run
pink says, take the money and run
ani says, take the money and run

ani says, i'll love you anyway
amanda, you write brilliant songs...
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Re: Lyrics of "Amanda arranges a breakfast ..."
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2008, 09:32:17 PM »

Your transcription is pretty accurate, except for this:

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ani said, dont quote me
theyre all wolves in sheeps' clothing
but right ?? when you get a little older
don't come crying on my fucking shoulder

i said but good good tori
my records strong and pretty happy
right tori?
but tori just ignored me

I THINK it's:

ani said, don't quote me
they're all wolves in sheep's clothing
you'll regret it when you get a bit older
don't come crying on my fucking shoulder

i said but look at tori
nine records strong and pretty happy
right tori?
but tori just ignored me
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Re: Lyrics of "Amanda arranges a breakfast ..."
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2008, 10:51:11 PM »

beth: i agree 100%
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Re: Lyrics of "Amanda arranges a breakfast ..."
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2008, 04:03:45 AM »

bum. this site where its stored is blocked. dont suppose its held on any other sites?
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Re: Lyrics of "Amanda arranges a breakfast ..."
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2008, 06:13:37 AM »

Oh,my.I`ve never heard of this and I`d love(!) to have a listen as well. :coolsmiley:
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Re: Lyrics of "Amanda arranges a breakfast ..."
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2008, 06:14:56 AM »

I tried to download it, but the file link is broken because the site's bandwidth is exceeded.
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Re: Lyrics of "Amanda arranges a breakfast ..."
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2008, 11:26:51 AM »

it's working now
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