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Posted by Bruce Kahl on October 20, 2005

In Reply to: Re: The same old song posted by Smokey Stover on October 17, 2005

: : : Can you analyse this? "You don't achieve harmony when everybody sings the same note."

: : I love music but know nothing about it. Merriam-Webster defines "harmony" as:

: : 1 archaic : tuneful sound : MELODY
: : 2 a : the combination of simultaneous musical notes in a chord b : the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords c : the science of the structure, relation, and progression of chords

: : I am guessing that you would need various tones that harmonize to create harmony.

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: However, I can't imagine anyone using the phrase except figuratively. If everyone says exactly the same thing, it's not harmony, it's monotony. SS

It's The Same Old Song recorded by the 4 Tops
(Brian Holland/Lamont Dozier/Eddie Holland)

You're sweet as a honeybee
But like a honeybee stings
You've gone & left my heart in pain
All you left is our favorite song
The one we danced to all night long
It used to bring sweet memories
Of a tender love that used to be

Now it's the same old song
But with a different meaning since you been gone
It's the same, same old song
But with a different meaning since you been gone

Ah, oh a sentimental fool am I
To hear a old love song
& wanna cry
But the melody keeps haunting me
Reminding me how in love we used to be
Keep hearing the part that used to touch our hearts
Saying together forever
Darling, breaking up never

It's the same old song, can't bear to hear it
But with a different meaning since you been gone
(Oh, it hurts to hear it)
It's the same old song
But with a different meaning since you been gone

Precious memories keep a lingering on
Every time I hear our favorite song
Now you've gone
Left this emptiness
I only reminisce the happiness we spent
We used to dance on the music
Make romance to the music

Now, it's the same old song
But with a different meaning since you been gone
Now, it's the same old song
But with a different meaning since you been gone
I, oh I
Can't bear to hear it
It's the same old song
But with a different meaning since you been gone
(Ooo, it breaks me up to hear it)
It's the same old song
But with a different meaning since you been gone