Best acronym in "F.E.A.R." by Ian Brown

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I like this song.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Fantastic expectations; amazing revelations 5
Fallen empires are ruling 3
Fuck everything and rumble 3
Free expression as revolution 2
Forget everything and remember 2
Find earth and reap 2
Forgive everybody and remember 1
Freeing excellence affects reality 1
Final execution and resurrection 0
For each a road 0
Final eternity arouses reactions 0
Face everybody and rule 0
For everything a reason 0
Find everybody and rule 0
For every man a religion 0
Finding everything and realizing0


Doctor Casino, Thursday, 24 April 2008 02:29 (eleven years ago) link

I think this is wild. I mean Ian Brown just doesn't get talked about much here does he? Makes me a bit sad that I sold his first two CD's recently. Not because I didn't like them but because I never play them anymore and I needed the money at the time. Everything I've tried of him since then, though, rather bored me.

I think I'm going to go with Fallen Empires Are Ruling. It's rather timely doncha know? :)

Bimble, Thursday, 24 April 2008 03:27 (eleven years ago) link

I really liked his latest album. He can be a bit...heavy-handed with his lyrics but I think "F.E.A.R" is a great example of him restraining himself a bit and producing something excellent.

musically, Thursday, 24 April 2008 04:40 (eleven years ago) link

One of those options doesn't really fit with the rest...

Always a bit disappointed that for the 'A' most of them use a/and, conjunctions and articles are not normally included in acronyms. Then I slap myself for being such a pedant.

ledge, Thursday, 24 April 2008 08:30 (eleven years ago) link

I like the song a lot, but written down it does not translate: Too much 'motivational slogan' for me.

Went with "Free expression as revolution"

Mark G, Thursday, 24 April 2008 09:28 (eleven years ago) link

Fuck everything and rumble

really?

blueski, Thursday, 24 April 2008 10:17 (eleven years ago) link

Forget elephants aren't real
Fidget even after rohypnol

blueski, Thursday, 24 April 2008 10:20 (eleven years ago) link

xp yeah that one was a bit of a wtf option for me too. figure i've only ever heard the radio edit which blanks out the fist syllable.

ledge, Thursday, 24 April 2008 10:29 (eleven years ago) link

freudian typo

ledge, Thursday, 24 April 2008 10:30 (eleven years ago) link

"Fantastic expectations; amazing revelations" just for the way he sings it.

Yeah, lyrically a bit juvenile but he just about pulls it off.

Chris in Belfast, Thursday, 24 April 2008 10:38 (eleven years ago) link

I like this song too.

chap, Thursday, 24 April 2008 12:16 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, I'm tending towards "Fantastic expectations; amazing revelations" for the same reason, but "Fallen empires are ruling" has a similar pull. (Although I always thought it was "fallen empires are rolling" till I looked it up, and I think that would be a better line...)

Fidget even after rohypnol

IIRC, another minor blip on the charts at this time was the Prodigy's rohypnol-themed comeback smash "Baby's Got A Temper"...

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 24 April 2008 13:44 (eleven years ago) link

Too much 'motivational slogan' for me.

Yeah it's a bit much in that regard, I agree.

Bimble, Thursday, 24 April 2008 16:21 (eleven years ago) link

however, chuck them all into a song, moving quickly from one to the other, and it diminishes all of them. In a good way.

Mark G, Thursday, 24 April 2008 16:24 (eleven years ago) link

I am ALSO voting for "Fantastic expectations; amazing revelations" just for the way he sings it. I like how he sings "Find earth and reap," too, though.

!Alicia!, Friday, 25 April 2008 18:12 (eleven years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Friday, 25 April 2008 23:01 (eleven years ago) link

fancy eating a rhino?
fantastic extra angel rhombus
folded ears are ringing
fundamentally emaciated arse rocket
fucking ended aggravated robbery

Alan, Friday, 25 April 2008 23:09 (eleven years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Saturday, 26 April 2008 23:01 (eleven years ago) link

You know in Celebrity Fit Club Gary Busey claimed fear stands for "False evidence appears real." One of his many insane acronyms.

filthy dylan, Saturday, 26 April 2008 23:07 (eleven years ago) link

So...what is this song about, anyhow?

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 26 April 2008 23:28 (eleven years ago) link

I think it's about being a fat stoner shitbag.

Noodle Vague, Sunday, 27 April 2008 10:32 (eleven years ago) link

i think it's about turning your 'fears' into something positive and constructive. .. although the line "forgive everybody and remember" seems ironic given his bitter, longstanding, and public feud against John Squire.

res, Sunday, 27 April 2008 18:53 (eleven years ago) link

I like the possibility that it might be the other way around - like all these positive slogans have a dark undercurrent, they're easy to say but you're afraid to actually make them happen or something like that.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 27 April 2008 20:31 (eleven years ago) link

I think the last two posts have great ideas, but Noodle Vague wins again.

Bimble, Sunday, 27 April 2008 20:56 (eleven years ago) link

three months pass...

I think it's about being a fat stoner shitbag.

-- Noodle Vague, Sunday, 27 April 2008 11:32 (3 months ago) Bookmark Link

lol

The stickman from the hilarious "xkcd" comics, Thursday, 7 August 2008 22:29 (eleven years ago) link

ten years pass...

watched someone play five minutes of one of those Boggle-like cell-phone games where you find all the words in a given set of letters, and now i have this song stuck in my head for some reason. "final execution and, resurrection, freeing excellence affects reality, finding everything and realizing..."

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