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Posted: 03 Sep 04, 20:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've seen several posts on this site of people pondering the meaning behind the Headlong lyrics.

Many think there is none, I used to.

But I think I figured it out...it's about having sex...

"Hey he used to be a man with a stick in his hand
Hoop diddy diddy - hoop diddy do
She used to be a woman with a hot dog stand
Hoop diddy diddy - hoop diddy do"

A lonely guy...who had to masturbate...and a slut...


Now you've got soup in the laundry bag (ejaculating, perhaps?)
Now you've got strings you're gonna lose your rag (attached to someone...and not needing a jizz rag, perhaps)
You're gettin' in a fight
Then it ain't so groovy when you're screaming in the night Let me out of this cheap B movie(regretting doing it?)


Headlong down the highway and you're rushing
Headlong out of control (self-explanatory)

And you think you're so strong
But there ain't no stopping and you can't stop rockin' (self-explanatory)

And there's nothin you can nothin' you can nothin' you can
do about it

When a red hot man meets a white hot lady
Hoop diddy diddy - hoop diddy do (Whoa, definitely self-explanatory)
Soon the fire starts raging gets you more than half crazy
(Again, definitely self-explanatory)
Hoop diddy diddy - hoop diddy do
Now they start freaking everywhere you turn (Constant boning)
You can't start walking cause your feet got burned
It ain't no time to figure wrong from right
Cause reason's out of the window better hold on tight (horniness getting the better of you)

You're rushing headlong
Headlong out of control - yeah
And you think you're so strong
But there ain't no stopping
And there's nothin you nothin' you nothin' you can do about
it at all

Yeah yeah
Alright - go

And you're rushing headlong down the highway
And you're rushing headlong out of control
And you think you're so strong
But there ain't no stopping
There's nothin nothin' nothin' you can do about it

Ah ha
Headlong
Yeah yeah yeah
Headlong
Headlong

Headlong
gnoldeaH gnoldeaH gnoldeaH gnoldeaH

I never noticed ANY of this before.




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Posted: 03 Sep 04, 22:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's an... interpretation.


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Posted: 03 Sep 04, 22:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

With the right amount of therapy, you can probably go back to never noticing these things again.

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Posted: 03 Sep 04, 22:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah. I'm not going to be able to listen to Headlong without thinking of this thread.


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Posted: 03 Sep 04, 22:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

rhapsody__87 wrote:

That's an... interpretation.


***hugging rhapsody_87 and Lester*** "...Trust us, we can help you...!!!"

:-)

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Posted: 03 Sep 04, 22:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All rock songs are about having sex.

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Posted: 03 Sep 04, 22:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

joeyjojo wrote:

All rock songs are about having sex.


Yes, I know, but... Don't tell him, OK?

;-)

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Posted: 04 Sep 04, 03:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*rolling his eyes* oh, come on -- that's the most ridiculous thing i've ever heard in my life. *sticking his hands in his pockets, walks off, singing "Anti-Russian hedgehog..."*

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Posted: 04 Sep 04, 05:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

joeyjojo wrote:

All rock songs are about having sex.

Not really. What's Hammer To Fall got to do with sex? (twas just an example).


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Posted: 04 Sep 04, 05:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought it was about getting sucked into things that bring up a whole load of trouble you can't do anything about, i.e. Brian falling in love with Anita etc...

I presumed the man with the stick in his hand was guitarist Brian.

Whether Anita used to sell hot dogs for a living I have no idea.

Sorry.

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Posted: 04 Sep 04, 06:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I did think "a stick" was "his dick" when I first heard the song, but I checked up on the lyrics and found out the truth.


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Posted: 04 Sep 04, 13:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've never thought of it that way before.... I mean, it's one thing to lose 24 hours of sleep to find the meaning of The Beatles' Eleanor Rigby, but wow. It could have a different meaning for Freddie than Brian. With Brian, it could have been about his marriage falling out and Anita. With Freddie, maybe he wanted to sing it because it reminded him of his situation at the time and how all that partying caught up with him.

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Posted: 04 Sep 04, 13:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sorry to say, I also thought of this briefly when I listened to the song. Although, I normally have my head in the gutter and think of all the subliminal messages that COULD be in the song.


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Posted: 04 Sep 04, 15:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe i'll add that to my sex having cd!


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Posted: 04 Sep 04, 15:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always thought that the man with the stick was Freddie.


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Posted: 04 Sep 04, 18:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Hey he used to be a man with a stick in his hand
Hoop diddy diddy - hoop diddy do
She used to be a woman with a hot dog stand
Hoop diddy diddy - hoop diddy do"



Actaually.... the man with the stick in the hand is refering to a police officer, I believe...and well...the woman with a hotdog stand..I think is pretty straightforward.... a woman with a hot dog stand.....those are just my thoughts...


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Posted: 05 Sep 04, 01:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"gnoldeaH gnoldeaH gnoldeaH gnoldeaH"

I always thought that they were saying

"horney, horney, horney, horney"! lol

oh well, maybe my mind was in the gutter as well.

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Posted: 05 Sep 04, 20:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's obviously what the song is about, no doubt. Even if the other lyrics are objective, these seal the deal.

When a red hot man meets a white hot lady
Woop diddy diddy - woop diddy do
Soon the fire starts raging gets you more than half crazy
Woop diddy diddy - Woop diddy do
Now they start freaking everywhere you turn
You can't start walking cause your feet got burned
It ain't no time to figure wrong from right
Cause reason's out of the window better hold on tight


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Posted: 05 Sep 04, 21:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queenrocks4579 wrote:

Maybe i'll add that to my sex having cd!


I think the energy of the song is sexual enough...

a "sex having cd" sounds like a good idea....hhmmm....


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Posted: 06 Sep 04, 15:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sex, sex, sex. Everyfrigginthing is about sex, eh! And now I can't even think about listening to Headlong anymore ... oy.

(Interesting interpretation of lyrics, by the way. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.)


"As to a martini, I'm willing and able,

But only make it two at most.

Three martinis, I'm under the table --

Four, and I'm under the host!"