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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-04 01:09 PM
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Poll question: Favorite song by Men At Work?
I was just thinking about those guys today. Underrated band.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-04 01:14 PM
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1. hold it, Men at Work had songs?
who knew?
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Teddy_Salad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-04 01:17 PM
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2. Great poll!
"Who Can It Be Now".

Grew up in Australia listening to Men At Work.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-04 01:23 PM
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3. It's a Mistake
Jump down the shelters to get away
The boys are cockin' up their guns
Tell us general, is it party time?
If it is can we all come?
Don't think that we don't know
Don't think that we're not trying
Don't think we move too slow
It's no use after crying
Saying

It's a mistake, it's a mistake
It's a mistake, it's a mistake

After the laughter has died away
And all the boys have had their fun
No surface noise now, not much to say
They've got the bad guys on the run
Don't try to say you're sorry
Don't say he drew his gun
They've gone and grabbed old Ronnie
He's not the only one
Saying

It's a mistake, it's a mistake
It's a mistake, it's a mistake

Tell us commander, what do you think?
'Cos we know that you love all that power
Is it on then, are we on the brink?
We wish you'd all throw in the towel
We'll not fade out too soon
Not in this finest hour
Whistle your favourite tune
We'll send a card and a flower
Saying

It's a mistake, it's a mistake
It's a mistake, it's a mistake




Great poll - love these guys!!!!
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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-04 03:23 PM
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17. hear hear...
nt
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-04 01:27 PM
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4. What, no "Helpless Automaton"?
Would work in the soundtrack if anyone ever films a William Gibson novel, or perhaps Neal Stephenson's "Snow Crash"...
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-04 02:44 PM
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14. I liked "Helpless Automaton" too.
Edited on Tue Apr-27-04 02:46 PM by Ladyhawk
I like all--what?--twelve Men at Work songs. I just put on my Men at Work mp3's. Thanks for the inspiration.
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-04 01:28 PM
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5. Overkill
(The older I get, the more this song rings true)

I can't get to sleep
I think about the implications
Of diving in too deep
And possibly the complications

Especially at night
I worry over situations
I know will be alright
Perhaps it's just imagination

Day after day it reappears
Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear
Ghosts appear and fade away

Alone between the sheets
Only brings exasperation
It's time to walk the streets
Smell the desperation

At least there's pretty lights
And though there's little variation
It nullifies the night from overkill

Day after day it reappears
Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear
Ghosts appear and fade away
Come back another day

I can't get to sleep
I think about the implications
Of diving in too deep
And possibly the complications

Especially at night
I worry over situations
I know will be alright
It's just overkill

Day after day it reappears
Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear
Ghosts appear and fade away
Ghosts appear and fade away
Ghosts appear and fade away
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kmla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-04 02:23 PM
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11. I have an acoustic .mp3 file of this song from Colin Hay...
Is one of my all time favorite toonz now....
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-04 02:49 PM
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15. I chose this one, too.
I always like it. I listened to Men at Work secretly when I wasn't supposed to listen to secular music...then I got "right with God" and threw away all my secular music. Geez. (My mom got especially upset at the "ghosts appear and fade away" part.)

Much of my atheist adult life has been spent tracking down the good music I shitcanned.
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phillybri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-04 03:24 PM
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18. I'll second that one....
Great tune... :-)
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-04 01:48 PM
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6. Pop Goes the World was Men at Work, right?
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-04 01:50 PM
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7. no - you're thinking of Men Without Hats.
You can dance if you want to, though.
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-04 02:18 PM
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8. Kick for Men at Work
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-04 02:19 PM
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9. Seeing him actually got me to sit through Scrubs
Twice! :D
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-04 02:36 PM
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12. Probably the only episode of "Scrubs" ...
I have ever seen. I was visiting the folks and they had it on. When Colin showed up I was like: "Hey! That's Colin Hay, from Men at Work!" My folks, who weren't into popular 80's music, couldn't appreciate it.

I thought his role in that episode was great. I love the song too.
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-04 02:19 PM
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10. That guy had a pretty decent voice
Sort of like a chain-smoking Sting.
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-04 02:42 PM
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13. I thought that Men at Work....
was one of the high points of 80's music. I really liked Level 42 as well. I think that in both bands that the musicianship and the songwriting made them memorable, as opposed to the image that sold many other bands in the 80's.
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boxster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-04 03:04 PM
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16. The mad saxophone wins.
"Who Can It Be Now" is my pick.
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