The Proclaimers

Discussion in 'Scotland' started by colfaedee, Sep 18, 2001.

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  1. colfaedee Jedi Padawan

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    Anyone going to see the Proclaimers in November????

    The set at T in the Park this year was fecking brilliant
    highlight of the entire weekend!!
  2. MOTs_Minx Jedi Grand Master

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    I'll be back home in Glasgow in October so I wont get to see the Proclaimers unfortunately.

    I'll just have to have a Proclaimers night where I play all my CDs and annoy all my English neighbours. LOL

    Welcome to the forums :)
  3. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    Mar 25, 2000
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    They're playing up here I'm quite tempted to go :D
  4. Bash Jedi Youngling

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    If they played anywhere near me I'd definitely go and see them.
  5. Aztek Force Ghost

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    Apr 12, 2001
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    The Proclaimers ?

    I'm from Australia, I think I have only ever heard one of their songs. Did they make it big there in Scotland ?
  6. selina Jedi Youngling

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    Sep 22, 2001
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    Jedi atzek:

    Yes they did hit big over here
  7. toochilled Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 17, 2000
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    The proclaimers are quite simply one of the most musicly, and lyricly, talented pairs the world has ever seen.
  8. boba_sweat Jedi Padawan

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    Nov 5, 2001
    hullo i`m a newbie in here
    but i am going to see craig and charlie on friday night!
    BA-RA-RA-BA!
  9. Zyphyr Jedi Knight

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    Sep 13, 2001
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    I bought the 'Sunshine on Leith' CD today.

    It's brilliant!

    But I have one little question... what the bl**dy hell does HAVER mean???

    It's the first time I've ever seen the lyrics written down, and there is the line, plain as day:
    "And if I haver yeah I know I'm gonna be
    I'm gonna be the man who's havering to you."

    Now, I had always thought this line was
    "And if I heave-up yeah i know I'm gonna be
    I'm gonna be the man who's heaving up on you."

    It sounded a bit odd, since I don't think that throwing up on your girlfriend is especially romantic. But they were singing about drinking too, so I thought it might just be some new, gritty, urban sense of realism in pop songs. Or just some weird Scottish thing ;)

    But no. I was wrong. And now I'm just confused.

    Help!
  10. MOTs_Minx Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 26, 2000
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    Havering - talking gibberish
    Heaving up - being sick
  11. Zyphyr Jedi Knight

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    Sep 13, 2001
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    Ah, thank-you MM!

    I'm so glad puking wasn't involved. It really changes the feel of the song :D
  12. MOTs_Minx Jedi Grand Master

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    But puking is...thats what heaving is. I just said it nicely... LOL
  13. Zyphyr Jedi Knight

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    Oh, I know that MM. I mean that I'm glad the lyrics of the song do not indicate that the Proclaimers were advocating throwing up on one's girlfriend as a way of enhancing the relationship.

    You see, that's what I was confused about in my original query. I had always misheard them, thinking that they were singing that they were 'heaving up on you', when in fact they were singing 'havering to you'. But since I had no idea what 'havering' meant it still left me confused.

    And now I bet I've managed to confuse the issue even more, in my own inimicable fashion. :D
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