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PostPosted: Mon August 13th, 2018, 09:10 GMT 
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Did any other songwriter used one of the following terms (as far as one can tell)?

Subpoena
Kelp
Gargoyle

I think there will be others.

Any suggestions


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PostPosted: Mon August 13th, 2018, 12:15 GMT 
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Who can know, really?
How about listing surprising, unexpected terms?


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PostPosted: Mon August 13th, 2018, 12:55 GMT 

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You'd be surprised. lyrics.com has a search function, so it's not really a hard question to answer. Just a few examples:

subpoena:
"When You're Smiling," by Judy Garland, among others (written by Larry Shay, Mark Fisher, and Joe Goodwin): "For heaven's sake, retain a calm demeanor / If a cop walks up and hands you a subpoena."
"Sorry Somehow," by Hüsker Dü (Grant Hart): "Send me a subpoena, baby, tell me what to do."
And of course the opening lines of Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury:
Hark, the hour of ten is sounding:
Hearts with anxious fears are bounding,
Hall of Justice, crowds surrounding,
Breathing hope and fear--
For to-day in this arena,
Summoned by a stern subpoena,
Edwin, sued by Angelina,
Shortly will appear.

kelp:
"Davey Jones' Locker," by David Gray (Keith Prior, Robert Martin Malone, Neill Maccoll and David Gray): "Maybe I can free myself / Dancing with the dancing kelp / Maybe I'll redeem myself / Swirling with the swaying kelp."
"Monkey and Bear," by Joanna Newsom: "Washing that matted and flea-bit pelt / In some sea-spit-shine / Old kelp dripping with brine."

gargoyle:
"Rhinestone Eyes," by Gorillaz (Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett): "I'm a scary gargoyle on a tower."
"The Time Being," by The Church (Tarek Smallman, Gareth Skinner, and Fergus Hunt): "Gargoyles and winged monkeys / Descend into the city."


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PostPosted: Mon August 13th, 2018, 13:37 GMT 
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Fantastic!

A new way for me to waste time!


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PostPosted: Wed August 15th, 2018, 01:58 GMT 
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I doubt you will find any single word in his lyrics that only he has used.


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PostPosted: Wed August 15th, 2018, 02:13 GMT 
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Scrapegoat.


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PostPosted: Wed August 15th, 2018, 02:20 GMT 
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maybe not but scapegoat has.


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PostPosted: Wed August 15th, 2018, 06:24 GMT 
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Orphanages?


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PostPosted: Wed August 15th, 2018, 07:26 GMT 
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SirDogg wrote:
Orphanages?

Google it and you will find several.


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PostPosted: Wed August 15th, 2018, 07:58 GMT 

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And the Gilbert & Sullivan uses 'subpoena' to rhyme with... 'Angelina'. Hmmm...


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