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domdomdu
Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 2:05:34 PM

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This is a song called Move On Now by Hard-Fi.
I have three questions for it.


Baby, Baby i think its time we move on now
Baby, Baby i think its time we move on now

Looking out my bedroom window
See the planes take off from Heathrow
one by one they come and go
on and on on and on

I think about the places i'd go
I think about this place i call home
All the shots and all that come
all around all around

Red light blinking in the twighlight
tracing in a path right out of here and now
Red light blinking in the twighlight
tracing in a path right out of here and now

Baby, Baby i think its time we move on now
Baby, Baby i think its time we move on now

Don't you think its quiet around here
Doesn't seem so much to do here
Thinking back to this time last year
Good times good times good times
Don't you think we stay for too long
Don't you think the colour has gone
Get on a plane it can't be wrong
Moving on, Moving on

Red light blinking in the twighlight
tracing in a path right out of here and now
Red light blinking in the twighlight
tracing in a path right out of here and now

Baby, Baby i think its time we move on now
Baby, Baby i think its time we move on now

Baby, Baby i think its time we move on now
Baby, Baby i think its time we move on now
Baby, Baby
Baby, Baby
Baby, Baby i think its time we move on now

Those things they look empty
But wait til it all comes down
Nothings going on round here
Its time we let it change
Got a feeling my love
We've gotta get out
Before it brings us down (down down)



1. Does 'They' mean 'people' or 'the planes'?
2. What does 'All the shots and all that come' mean? I think 'the shots' means some photos or drug, but I don't know what 'that come' is.
Thank you!
3. What does 'comes down' mean here?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 2:26:53 PM

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Hello domdomdu.

These are song lyrics.
They mean what you feel they mean, really. They are designed to bring forth emotion - though the writer has some idea in mind.

The punctuation is not 'correct' for normal "English in sentences".

Looking out of my bedroom window, I see the planes take off from Heathrow.
One by one they come and go; on and on on and on.


This does not mention people at all - it is about planes.

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I think about the places I'd go.
I think about this place I call home - all the shots and all that come; all around all around.


I have no idea what the write means by "shots" - it could be drugs, alcohol or espresso coffee - or something completely different in the mind of the writer.
"That come" just means "which come(s)" or "which appear(s)" or "which happen(s)". It depends what is meant by "shots".


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
NKM
Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:24:40 PM

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We can't tell whether "come" is a noun or a verb in "all that come".

I'd normally assume the phrase means "all the people who come [here]", but — not having heard the song and not knowing anything about the band — I can't help wondering if "come" (or "cum") is used here as a vulgar slang word for "semen".

palapaguy
Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 11:18:15 PM

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That's one of the reasons I've never been tempted to leave classical music for 70 years.
Islami
Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 11:34:49 AM
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English is not a complete language therefore,

"We can't tell whether "come" is a noun or a verb in "all that come"."

Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.
NKM
Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 6:12:14 PM

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Islami wrote:
English is not a complete language therefore,

"We can't tell whether "come" is a noun or a verb in "all that come"."

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English is far more than a "complete" language, largely because it is not completely bounded and defined.

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