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 #25348  by caspersvapors
 Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:41 pm
I love this song, haha its so spiteful its great. But I was reading the annotated lyrics site and read a blurb about how Barlow wrote this lyric but Bobby never sang it:

"And while you were saying your mantra
I was humping your very best friend
And comparing myself to Sinatra
'Cause I did it my way in her end"

http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/AGDL/buck.html

lolol that shit is great

 #25349  by deadguise
 Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:47 pm
Ha Ha! My band plays that song and we'll swap out a regular verse and use those lines instead! I guess Bobby was being PC.

 #25352  by Benthegoodbum
 Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:05 pm
What a wuss! That verse rocks!

 #25357  by tigerstrat
 Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:16 pm
It's kinda funny. But Dead concerts were family events and that was just a liiiiitle bit over the top.

 #25378  by strumminsix
 Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:18 am
Funny indeedy... But...
I personally read the lyrics of HIAB to be:
- A man and woman in a relationship
- The woman nags/ridicules/condemns the man for how he lives his life
- The woman not really living a good life either
- The man begining to realize how messed up she is

That extra verse really changes "him" from being in a bad relationship with a nut-case, double standard nag to a down-right bragging cheater without remorse.

 #25390  by Rev_Roach
 Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:16 am
or, if that verse were to be last, you could interpret that the narrator had enough and broke up with the girl in a very powerful way by nailing her friend and rubbing it in her face.

 #25393  by strumminsix
 Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:48 am
Rev_Roach wrote:or, if that verse were to be last, you could interpret that the narrator had enough and broke up with the girl in a very powerful way by nailing her friend and rubbing it in her face.
A slight stretch but I could see that...

I guess I read it to mean "while you were preaching to me I was fucking your best friend".

 #25399  by Rev_Roach
 Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:41 am
maybe im just trying to justify because I like the Sinatra/my way line so much. It would have been really cool if Bobby broke it out just once or twice.

I always did think of the song as a "fuck you, goodbye" kind of thing, and ending with "by the way i banged your friend" seems fitting to me. As casper said starting the thread, it is a very spiteful song
 #25495  by kenneybonz
 Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:58 am
donna g.. dunno why that would have been...but he was pretty adamant about it...

 #25501  by Shaggy
 Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:54 am
I was always more interested in Jerry's leads on this one rather than the lyrics!
 #25504  by AugustWest
 Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:06 am
strumminsix wrote:
kenneybonz wrote:donna g.. dunno why that would have been...but he was pretty adamant about it...
Huh?
I second that emotion. Huh?!?!?

 #25549  by Rev_Roach
 Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:23 am
Please tell me you're not talking about a stupid Bobby/Donna rumor. I dont know what it would have to do with anything since Hell in a Bucket wasnt played until long after she was out of the band

 #25579  by caspersvapors
 Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:51 am
theres no fucking way that shit is about donna lol. for him to have cheated on donna would mean theyd have to have a full on relationship...

keep in mind these are barlows words too