Play C3, let the song protest?

jorgemsjorgems Posts: 277
edited July 2012 in The Porch
which song is that? anyone know?
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  • jorgemsjorgems Posts: 277
    I meant C3...? what is C3???
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  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 30,016
    jorgems wrote:
    I meant C3...? what is C3???

    a song on a jukebox. not sure which one, though
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    I love that line! Can anyone tell??
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  • NeilJamNeilJam Posts: 1,181
    mfc2006 wrote:
    jorgems wrote:
    I meant C3...? what is C3???

    a song on a jukebox. not sure which one, though

    It would of course depend on the jukebox. Ed has also changed this to B3 and possibly other letter/number combos.
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  • jorgems wrote:
    I meant C3...? what is C3???

    A selection on an old jukebox. Ever use a vending machine?

    Or are you asking what song it is? Because we have no way of knowing that.
  • jorgemsjorgems Posts: 277
    maybe only Ed knows? but Im sure its a direct reference on a specific song, not just on any jukebox...
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  • DeLukinDeLukin Posts: 2,657
    Did you say C3??? Crap, you sunk my battleship!
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  • blondieblue227blondieblue227 Va, USAPosts: 4,460
    oh man! i thought somebody figured out what song was C3. :P
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  • ConoshNJConoshNJ Posts: 4
    I always interpreted this line to refer to multiple things, as Eddie often does with his lyrics.
    Namely, C3 could be a jukebox choice or it could be referring to C3 as middle C, as in the reference point on a Piano. Also, since C major is a common key signature and one of the easier keys to play in, it's universal in all genres of music and often a starting point in composition. In this ambiguous but versatile way, C3 could refer to any song that exerts influence or protest, or the origin and process of such.
  • veddertownveddertown ScotlandPosts: 5,260
    I think we'll just have to wait for Ed to reveal this one. Whatever song it is though it definately inspired Ed to write some of his finest lyrics. I don't know if this song is underrated or not but it doesn't get mentioned very much. I love how the song flows and it could easily be extended into an end of set jam song like Porch or RVM if they played about with it at the solo which strangely doesn't get played much anymore? :?
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  • NewJPageNewJPage Posts: 2,191
    veddertown wrote:
    I think we'll just have to wait for Ed to reveal this one. Whatever song it is though it definately inspired Ed to write some of his finest lyrics. I don't know if this song is underrated or not but it doesn't get mentioned very much. I love how the song flows and it could easily be extended into an end of set jam song like Porch or RVM if they played about with it at the solo which strangely doesn't get played much anymore? :?

    yeah, for a little while they were doing a nice space jam in that mid section breakdown. was good stuff. song seems to have been forgotten. used to be a staple, so kinda weird.
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  • luke.luke. Posts: 190
    ConoshNJ wrote:
    I always interpreted this line to refer to multiple things, as Eddie often does with his lyrics.
    Namely, C3 could be a jukebox choice or it could be referring to C3 as middle C, as in the reference point on a Piano. Also, since C major is a common key signature and one of the easier keys to play in, it's universal in all genres of music and often a starting point in composition. In this ambiguous but versatile way, C3 could refer to any song that exerts influence or protest, or the origin and process of such.
    Honestly, everyone is way over analyzing this - its simply just a line saying play a song and let it protest. The c3 reference is illustrating the environment - a pub/whatever place has a jukebox in it
  • The guy next to me in Manchester sung it as 'this place seats 3, let the songs protest' :fp:
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  • I think I have heard the lyric as "play the b3, let the songs protest".

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  • CW26693CW26693 Posts: 1
    According to Ed its Supersonic!

    I'm sure it changes all the time... Whatever your protest song is, play it.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,512
    The guy next to me in Manchester sung it as 'this place seats 3, let the songs protest' :fp:
    That could go in the misheard lyrics thread. ;)
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    The song is Disco Duck.
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  • mattcozmattcoz ChicagoPosts: 1,220
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  • I always loved that line. 
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  • PJammer4lifePJammer4life Posts: 1,746
    I always thought it referred to a guitar chord, C3.
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  • NanouNanou Posts: 141
    I always thought it referred to a guitar chord, C3.
    Me too. Never thought about the jukebox.
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  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 1,742
    This is C3 in my world 

    I would love to hear this song one day. Sounds great live. 
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  • PJNB said:
    This is C3 in my world 

    I would love to hear this song one day. Sounds great live. 
    I've always seen it as a (great) staple. But maybe it has fallen off. 
    My dream is for them to play it as the last song in the main set, stop it at the break in the song. Then come back after the encore and just start it up again. Haha.
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  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 1,654
    PJNB said:
    This is C3 in my world 

    I would love to hear this song one day. Sounds great live. 
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