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    Please... any answers to these questions?

    Another mid-week already!

    A couple questions. This one just jumped out at me as twice, in recent times, I have heard the phrase 'need some HEAVY rest' in lyrics. An Alice Cooper song as well as lyrics in a song by Van Morrison. An Englishman and one from the USA... so the lyric doesn't suggest something privy to a nation or culture? I'm almost 58 and I do not recall the lyric being used in day to day conversations. Did I miss it by a few years?

    Second: I have a mind to once again do some of my music listening with headphones. I cannot find a headphone plug in port on any of my stereo equip. WHAT does it all mean??


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    Van the man would no doubt object in his usual curmudgeonly way to being called an Englishman, he is a Belfast boy and thus an Ulsterman

    I would just take this lyric to mean they need a prolonged period of rest and not just a mere 40 winks!

    As for the headphones it's the way of modern tech, everything is going bluetooth it seems, I had to relent and get a set of Beats headphones for the commute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunlight Caller View Post
    Van the man would no doubt object in his usual curmudgeonly way to being called an Englishman, he is a Belfast boy and thus an Ulsterman
    That's SIR Van The Man, OBE, to you, punk! Seriously, Wikipedia gives his official name and title as Sir George Ivan Morrison, OBE. So he can't be too upset about being associated with the Empire if he accepted not one but two honorifics bestowed upon him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    That's SIR Van The Man, OBE, to you, punk! Seriously, Wikipedia gives his official name and title as Sir George Ivan Morrison, OBE. So he can't be too upset about being associated with the Empire if he accepted not one but two honorifics bestowed upon him.
    Indeed, that's quite a respectable haul of honours! He clearly falls on the side of Northern Irishmen that cherish the union, and so perhaps the Knighthood temporarily put a smile on that often clouded visage

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    Quote Originally Posted by winkersnufs View Post
    Another mid-week already!

    A couple questions. This one just jumped out at me as twice, in recent times, I have heard the phrase 'need some HEAVY rest' in lyrics. An Alice Cooper song as well as lyrics in a song by Van Morrison. An Englishman and one from the USA... so the lyric doesn't suggest something privy to a nation or culture? I'm almost 58 and I do not recall the lyric being used in day to day conversations. Did I miss it by a few years?

    Second: I have a mind to once again do some of my music listening with headphones. I cannot find a headphone plug in port on any of my stereo equip. WHAT does it all mean??


    Carry On

    Chris Buckley
    Curious which Alice Cooper song you are referring too? I own all things Cooper, but that is not ringing a bell with me.

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    Hello Again ~

    To answer your question Steve first let me clarify that I have all the Alice Cooper (band) releases up until the first solo? output. ACBand was a favorite of a good buddy back in our youth but I didn't fully absorb the releases until well into my music listening adulthood. Point being is that I do not know the releases, inside and out, like many others that I was in to early on. I do believe that the lyrics might just state 'need some rest' rather than 'heavy' rest …. and the song is definitely on one of the ACBands releases. Which one???? Still - the lyrics just sound like there may be some hidden meaning perhaps!? To my ears anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    I own all things Cooper, but that is not ringing a bell with me.
    I know of at least 1 Alice Cooper thing you probably don't own. About a year or two ago, there was a Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram dealer here in North Scottsdale who would give away an Alice Cooper signed Squier Bullet guitar, with the purchase of a new car or truck. He did commercials for that dealership for quite some time even before that.
    "Well my son, life is like a beanstalk, isn't it?"--Dalai Lama

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    Quote Originally Posted by winkersnufs View Post
    'need some rest'
    it's in Ballad Of Dwight Fry

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    Quote Originally Posted by winkersnufs View Post
    Hello Again ~

    To answer your question Steve first let me clarify that I have all the Alice Cooper (band) releases up until the first solo? output. ACBand was a favorite of a good buddy back in our youth but I didn't fully absorb the releases until well into my music listening adulthood. Point being is that I do not know the releases, inside and out, like many others that I was in to early on. I do believe that the lyrics might just state 'need some rest' rather than 'heavy' rest …. and the song is definitely on one of the ACBands releases. Which one???? Still - the lyrics just sound like there may be some hidden meaning perhaps!? To my ears anyway!

    That's all I've got
    Carry On
    Chris Buckley
    As Interbellum mentioned it is "The Balled Of Dwight Fry", but the lyric is just "need some rest" and not "heavy rest" which was your original question, and threw me off.

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