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Re: Why "Scraped" lyrics seem so familiar

Why do the lyrics for "Scraped" sound so familiar?  Axl nicked the chorus from a cheesey Jefferson Starship love song called "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us now" from the godawful 1987 movie "Mannequin." wink

GnR SCRAPED: 
Don’t you try to stop us now.  I just refuse
Don’t you try to stop us now.  ‘Cause I just won’t let you
Sometimes I feel like the world is on top of me
Breaking me down with an endless monotony
Sometimes I feel like there’s nothing that’s stopping me
All things are possible I am unstoppable

Some may convince you.  No one can break through
I’m here to tell you.  You’re worth more than they tell you
Don’t you try to stop us now.  I just refuse

Nothing’s impossible.  I am inconquerable
No one can make you do what they want to
You know you’re stronger Than the lies that they tell you
Don’t you try to stop us now.  I just refuse
Don’t you try to stop us now.  Cause I just won’t let you
Believe in yourself

STARSHIP:  NOTHING'S GONNA STOP US NOW
Let 'em say we're crazy, I don't care about that
Put your hand in my hand, baby, don't ever look back
Let the world around us just fall apart
Baby, we can make it if we're heart-to-heart

And we can build this dream together.  Standing strong forever
Nothing's gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers.  We'll still have each other
Nothing's gonna stop us, nothing's gonna stop us now, whoa no

I'm so glad I found you, I'm not gonna lose you
Whatever it takes, I will stay here with you
Take you to the good times, see you through the bad times
Whatever it takes is what I'm gonna do

And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing's gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers
We'll still have each other
Nothing's gonna stop us, nothing's gonna stop us, ooh

***  Just kidding.  I actually like Axl's vocal stylings on "Scraped."  It's just the lyrics seem like one 80's cliche' after another.  I guess every great album needs one throwaway tune.

monkeychow
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Re: Why "Scraped" lyrics seem so familiar

monkeychow wrote:

I think it's scarier to say:

What can I do when there's so many liars that crawl through your veins like millions of spiders

then

sometimes I feel like my life's a catastrophe can't understand why it seems like it has to be

Dadud
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Re: Why "Scraped" lyrics seem so familiar

Dadud wrote:

Hey, Oh my God, if it was recorded properly with bucket, would have been an awesome song. i just cant imagine what it would sound like with current vocals

Re: Why "Scraped" lyrics seem so familiar

Scraped is a cool song,well except that fucking intro.

monkeychow
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Re: Why "Scraped" lyrics seem so familiar

monkeychow wrote:
Dadud wrote:

Hey, Oh my God, if it was recorded properly with bucket, would have been an awesome song. i just cant imagine what it would sound like with current vocals

Oh i didn't mean they're bad songs. I mean the tune of both those lyrics is similar...but i think it's just that they scan a similar way to the ears.

wady
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Re: Why "Scraped" lyrics seem so familiar

wady wrote:
monkeychow wrote:
Dadud wrote:

Hey, Oh my God, if it was recorded properly with bucket, would have been an awesome song. i just cant imagine what it would sound like with current vocals

Oh i didn't mean they're bad songs. I mean the tune of both those lyrics is similar...but i think it's just that they scan a similar way to the ears.

Yeah, I agree. The first time I heard those lines in this song, that you just mentioned, I thought about "Oh My God". It sounds very similar to the ears.

Paxcow
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Re: Why "Scraped" lyrics seem so familiar

Paxcow wrote:

i saw mannequin in the theatre when it came out. i liked it:) hahaha!!!!

Communist China
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Re: Why "Scraped" lyrics seem so familiar

Slash_McKagan wrote:

Scraped is a cool song,well except that fucking intro.

The intro is the best part. The album needed a little touch of humor, and intentional or not, Scraped's intro provided that. It's not funny because it's off-pitch or bad or anything, it's just funny to hear accapella Axl. If The World can be a little funny too, with the porn music thing going on, but ITF is like my favorite song on the album.

Paxcow
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Re: Why "Scraped" lyrics seem so familiar

Paxcow wrote:

i like the porn music in "if the world! " that's some good shit right there.

monkeychow
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Re: Why "Scraped" lyrics seem so familiar

monkeychow wrote:

I love the intro to scrapped...Axl sounds badass!

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