Even Better than the Beatles 🤣

Yesterday a weird Dutchman challenged a couple of gloomy Scandinavians to cover this silly song.

Quote: “I thought right…well then, Brian can just go crazy on the lyrics and with this cheerful tune just turn it into a jet-black gloomy death tune…”

Your wish is my command :wink:

Welcome to this game of cards. I call it life
My daddy was a dealer, like his pretty wife
They shuffled all their chromosomes in pairs of 23
I got her looks, his brains- I play them carefully

Environmental influences all around,
Kings and queens and jokers galore
The deck is stacked with crap; I end up underground.
Oh, lady luck, you can be a heartless whore.

Oh my God, how did I even think that I could do differently?
Am I dead or alive, just like that cat?
Schrödinger set me free!

Dividing time by the sun and moon and hands
I can only tell the future from the past.

Einstein declared God don’t throw no dice
No time, no space behaves randomly
No free will at all- Hey, man I got no choice.
I believe in laws of physicality

Oh my God, how did I even think that I could do differently?
Am I dead or alive, just like that cat?
Schrödinger set me free!

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Well well Brian,
:rofl: :joy: :rofl:
You played/put that together quickly :sunglasses: :clap: :man_bowing:…nice job so fast,great text …and my dear help,modesty is a Bit :speak_no_evil:… how nice that that doesn’t bother you :rofl:, although of course we shouldn’t always milk the text at all to deep :blush:…loved it,and I had a great laugh :sunglasses: :clap:

(ps; like more people I’ve always seen schrodinger’s cat as just a limitation of the observers)

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Brian,
I hate to disappoint you, but I will take the Fab 4…

All the best mate!
LB

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Well my oh my, never heard Obla di obla da sang like that before and the words……….
:joy::joy::joy:
Absolutely a great job Brian, you’re a diamond geezer!

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@roger_holland I forgive you for distracting me and making me indulge in my old bad habits:
Ah, the ditched pick and simple strumming; recording the song as you’re still changing the lyrics… :laughing:

Actually, I should thank you. It was with great misgiving that I watched his lesson on this and did learn a number of things. There’s a nice little bass walk on G in the bridge. I learned to play a G7 chord, and had a couple of goes with that alternating bass picking with hammer-ons while strumming (though decided not to put in the weeks/months’ work to be able to play it)

@lBro Thanks for taking the click-bait and giving it a whirl
You guys did the same to Lennon when he made comparisons to the great and the good :rofl:
All in the name of good fun

@Darrel Thank you kindly, good Sir!
This one is definitely a matter of taste :wink:

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Brian at his best, taking a song, twisting it and still coming up with something great. Where others struggle with lyrics and showmanship you just launch right in.

Caught this on the tubez when you published it. Loved it.

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Much appreciated my friend :smiley:
I’m glad to get a flurry of activity out of the system, as I’m heading off to Italy on hols next weekend.
More lack of modesty than ability, but that’s fine if you’re aware of it :laughing:

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Of course I took the bait, Brain, and was rewarded with a good laugh. Always amazed at your ability to come up with lyrics at the drop of a hat and admire your ability to play and sing.

But even with your personal leanings in lyrics, the chords are still the chords, so really up against it to make it an overall enjoyable song.

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Cheers, David,
I see myself more like cracking observational puns than writing lyrically.

Indeed, it’s a fun exercise though. I was reminded of a BBC radio show where they have a section that goes: “Sing The Ace of Spades to the tune of My Favourite Things:laughing:

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:sunglasses:
Where exactly ? and don’t forget to post a photo every now and then if there is time and inclination, of course, Silvia would love that :blush:
Speak you later :wave:

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Ha, made me smile Brian in the best possible way, nice work :slight_smile:

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Thanks for pointing me in the direction of Justin’s Ob La Di lesson Brian. Yes it’s a bit of a silly song but it’s always been a favourite of mine and a guaranteed sing along number. (as is Yellow Submarine :smiley:).

Ah Brian. Back to your old habits. Pick discarded and all Justin’s ideas about bass runs and hammer-ons cast aside. At least you’ve learnt G7.
I did enjoy your different lyrics though. Very clever.
As usual, a fun performance from yourself.

Another thing I admire is your ability to understand what @roger_holland is talking about! I hope you enjoy your Italian holiday. Sounds like Roger is going to gatecrash it! :smiley:

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:scream:

:joy: :rofl:

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Great fun :joy: hope you have a blast on your hols :v:

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We’re like chalk and cheese, man. We’ll have all the genres covered between us :rofl:
This was just a blip. I’m still trying to learn :wink:
Regarding @roger_holland, I’ve probably spent enough time ‘on the continent’ to understand a lot of their processes :wink:

@Notter and ain’t that the best reason to share any music :smiley: Thanks.

@Chazzo78 Cheers, mate. Will do :smiley:

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Me too, love it!
It’s a difficult style of song to write; the third person storytelling pop song. Ray Davies from the Kinks is another one who was very good at it.

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:joy: :joy: :joy: Awesome Brian! Enhanced the song no end IMO! Love your work mate! :clap: :star_struck: :rofl:

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Fabulous Brian. Loved the lyrics and your twist on the song. :+1::+1::+1:

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Brian you is loco!

I loved it! Put a big smile on my face and I thought the lyrics were great.

I’m just putting this out there but I bet that would sound great on a uke as well. :+1:

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