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TV Adverts. Do the lyrics really suit ?

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by MelbourneMick, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. Been seeing a few adverts on ye olde idiot box lately and it got me to thinking.
    Did they actually give the lyrics of the songs chosen a good read through ?
    In my opinion there are some that are pretty sketchy or just don't really promote what they are trying to sell.
    I will give a few examples.
    Do you know of any ?

    This advert is for the Barossa region in South Australia using Nick Cave's song 'Red Right Hand'


    Lyrics



    "Red Right Hand"

    Take a little walk to the edge of town
    and go across the tracks
    Where the viaduct looms,
    like a bird of doom
    As it shifts and cracks
    Where secrets lie in the border fires,
    in the humming wires
    Hey man, you know
    you're never coming back
    Past the square, past the bridge,
    past the mills, past the stacks
    On a gathering storm comes
    a tall handsome man
    in a dusty black coat with
    a red right hand

    He'll wrap you in his arms,
    tell you that you've been a good boy
    He'll rekindle all the dreams
    it took you a lifetime to destroy
    He'll reach deep into the hole,
    heal your shrinking soul,
    but there won't be a single thing
    that you can do
    He's a god, he's a man,
    he's a ghost, he's a guru
    They're whispering his name
    through this disappearing land
    But hidden in his coat
    is a red right hand

    You don't have no money?
    He'll get you some
    You don't have no car?
    He'll get you one
    You don't have no self-respect,
    you feel like an insect
    Well don't you worry buddy,
    'cause here he comes
    Through the ghettos and the barrio
    and the bowery and the slum
    A shadow is cast wherever he stands
    Stacks of green paper in his
    red right hand

    You'll see him in your nightmares,
    you'll see him in your dreams
    He'll appear out of nowhere but
    he ain't what he seems
    You'll see him in your head,
    on the TV screen
    And hey buddy, I'm warning
    you to turn it off
    He's a ghost, he's a god,
    he's a man, he's a guru
    You're one microscopic cog
    in his catastrophic plan
    Designed and directed by
    his red right hand
     
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  2. This is an advert for Sailor Jerry Rum using the song 'Where Eagles Dare' by the Misfits.
    Clip


    Lyrics
    we walk the streets at night
    we go where eagles dare
    they pick up every movement
    they pick up every loser
    with jaded eyes and features
    you think they really care?

    i ain't no goddamn son of a biatch
    you better think about it baby
    i ain't no goddamn son of a biatch
    you better think about it baby, babe

    an omelet of disease awaits your noontime meal
    her mouth of germicide seducing all your glands

    i ain't no goddamn son of a biatch
    you better think about it baby
    i ain't no goddamn son of a biatch
    you better think about it baby, babe

    let's test your threshold of pain
    let's see how long you last
    that's happened in your ****
    on bosoms of your past

    with jaded eyes and features
    you think they really care
    let's go where eagles dare
    let's go where eagles dare

    i ain't no goddamn son of a biatch
    you better think about it baby
    i ain't no goddamn son of a biatch
    you better think about it baby

    i ain't no goddamn son of a biatch
    you better think about it baby
    i ain't no goddamn son of a biatch
    you better think baby, babe, babe, babe
     
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  3. Alot of ads use whistling instead of music, very cheap alternative. I only notice how many because it sets my pet birds off, they love it.
     
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  4. You are right, the lyrics of Red Right Hand have little or no connection to the idea of selling the Barossa as a culinary experience, but advertising has nothing to do with the truth.
    It wants to make you sit up and notice a product, and it does that.

    When I first saw it on TV, I was reminded that Nick Cave is an amazingly creative guy, very cool, and now after his hey days in Germany, kicking back being a family man now. But always the artist! Amazing, oh and what was that for on the TV, something about the Barossa Valley, ah OK.
     
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  5. I personally think that MOST TV adverts suck.

    There's absolutely no creativity at all.
     
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  6. It reminds me of Scully being kidnapped by Duane Barry and heading up the mountain to the Aliens. I get distracted by the song and forget its about the Barossa until the end, every single time.
     
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  7. So has anyone got any other examples ?
     
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