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Paul Brady — The World Is What You Make It
Album: Spirits Colliding
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Released: 1994
Length: 4:21
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I knew this African called Hannibal
Rock it roll it send it down the avenue
Went out to see the Roman Empire fall
Uh huh? uh huh?

Two thousand elephants in gold chain-mail
Take it, shake it, make it what you wanna be
Them Roman legionnaires they hit the trail
Uh huh?

The world is what you make it
The world is what you make it

When Cleopatra ruled in Egypt's land
Jump down, turn around, look at what the monkey did
She went to find herself a mighty man
Uh huh? uh huh?

In come Antonio from Italy
Haul it, ball it, drag it up the pyramid,
He never knew how hot a girl could be
Uh huh?

The world is what you make it
The world is what you make it baby
The world is what you make it

Don't start to hit me with your "no can do"
Bluesin', losin', workin' up an attitude
Clean up them windows let the sun shine through
Uh huh? uh huh?
There ain't no happy time without no pain
heartbreak, new date, move on up the alleyway
Pick up them pieces hit the road again
Uh huh
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 Proclivities wrote:

Yeah, I know what you mean, Fred.  Last week I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous; everyone hasn’t met me yet.

 
Now that's funny!
Who IS this guy?  Loving this. Thanks, Bill!!
"the world is watching naked" ??
(fredriley's comment doesn't need another quote) The world is what it is, and doesn't care much about you one way or the other. That said, you can choose how you think about it, whether you think it's against you or on your side, and the stories you tell about it. 

Reasonably cool song, otherwise. 
 crogers wrote:

I hear you Fred — when it comes to increasing happiness, relying on luck sucks.  I guess if you're trapped in a class-bound or caste-based culture, I can see how your mindset could permeate and prevail.  However, people can and do succeed with a smile everywhere in the world, even under dictatorship — and the difference, quite typically, is attitude.  Or, another way to look at it is that nothing leads one to failure and misery more quickly than a bad attitude.   

 
Thank you crogers!

great song : ) 
 fredriley wrote:
No, the world is not "what you make it". The world is an external reality which makes you, and which you have to make the most of. It really, really bugs me when I hear clichèd slogans like "life what's you make it", because my immediate thought is that it's blaming folk who don't have good lives for not having a 'positive attitude'. If you're dealt a 10-high rag in poker there's only so much you can do with it compared to someone who's got a full house.
 
Yeah, I know what you mean, Fred.  Last week I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous; everyone hasn’t met me yet.
First time I heard Paul Brady on Radio Paradise - please play more, old & new - he is tops :)
 
Man , this is so cool . first time I have heard PaulBrady
 fredriley wrote:
No, the world is not "what you make it". The world is an external reality which makes you, and which you have to make the most of. It really, really bugs me when I hear clichèd slogans like "life what's you make it", because my immediate thought is that it's blaming folk who don't have good lives for not having a 'positive attitude'. If you're dealt a 10-high rag in poker there's only so much you can do with it compared to someone who's got a full house.

 
I hear you Fred — when it comes to increasing happiness, relying on luck sucks.  I guess if you're trapped in a class-bound or caste-based culture, I can see how your mindset could permeate and prevail.  However, people can and do succeed with a smile everywhere in the world, even under dictatorship — and the difference, quite typically, is attitude.  Or, another way to look at it is that nothing leads one to failure and misery more quickly than a bad attitude.   
Outstanding
 v73c wrote:
I listened to again after hearing Bill's comments. "The world is watching naked!"
 
That's exactly what I am hearing...ha ha.
 fredriley wrote:
No, the world is not "what you make it". The world is an external reality which makes you, and which you have to make the most of. It really, really bugs me when I hear clichèd slogans like "life what's you make it", because my immediate thought is that it's blaming folk who don't have good lives for not having a 'positive attitude'. If you're dealt a 10-high rag in poker there's only so much you can do with it compared to someone who's got a full house.

 
Come on Fred, turn that frown upside-down!  Every cloud has a silver lining.
 martinc wrote:

No doubt but what you do with that hand is of your making. 

 
Three cheers for the magical thinking crowd! {#Clap} {#Rolleyes}
 fredriley wrote:
No, the world is not "what you make it". The world is an external reality which makes you, and which you have to make the most of. It really, really bugs me when I hear clichèd slogans like "life what's you make it", because my immediate thought is that it's blaming folk who don't have good lives for not having a 'positive attitude'. If you're dealt a 10-high rag in poker there's only so much you can do with it compared to someone who's got a full house.

 
No doubt but what you do with that hand is of your making. 
 fredriley wrote:
No, the world is not "what you make it". The world is an external reality which makes you, and which you have to make the most of. It really, really bugs me when I hear clichèd slogans like "life what's you make it", because my immediate thought is that it's blaming folk who don't have good lives for not having a 'positive attitude'. If you're dealt a 10-high rag in poker there's only so much you can do with it compared to someone who's got a full house.

 
I sort of have to agree with you there, Fred.  I don't know if the mondegreen that I've heard from this song:  "The world's buck naked!"  is preferable or not!

Anyway, a nice happy song.
No, the world is not "what you make it". The world is an external reality which makes you, and which you have to make the most of. It really, really bugs me when I hear clichèd slogans like "life what's you make it", because my immediate thought is that it's blaming folk who don't have good lives for not having a 'positive attitude'. If you're dealt a 10-high rag in poker there's only so much you can do with it compared to someone who's got a full house.

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This song always puts me in a good mood.  Its in regular rotation in the car.  Great to listen to on the way into work.

It's OK when Paul Brady strays from his Celtic roots. This is one of his best.


I remember that this is one of the very first songs I heard when I first tuned into RP over 7 years ago.

Thanks for all the great music Bill and Rebecca!

Aha, a little more RP serendipity: I was chatting to Paul's sister last week (family connections) and this week I'm taking some time out to recharge & make sure what I make of the world is the best it can be.

Always enjoyed Paul Brady's music from Hard Station and on.

it's got a nice beat and you can certainly dance to it, hoopah!
You should hear Jeffery Steele do this .... not that Paul Brady isn't excellent ...
v73c wrote:
I listened to again after hearing Bill's comments. "The world is watching naked!"
Damn righteous!
Darrooon wrote:
More Paul Brady. Well, 75% of his work I like - this is one of them. "Nothing But The Same Old Story" is a gem.
Aha! That was on "Bringing it All Back Home". I knew I recognized that voice!
love this song! so does the house!
I'm dancing!
I listened to again after hearing Bill's comments. "The world is watching naked!"
cool song I think. First time I've heard it.
meloman wrote:
First listen. I like it!
Me too. Fast growing on me :dance: :dancingbanana_2: Snappy snare work
:meditate: :roflol: :propeller: :roflol: :propeller: :meditate:
Ha! "The world is watching, naked" will forever be the lyrics for me now, you bastards! Much like the old Metallica standard that now sings "Where I lay, my head explodes."
New for me. I like it. Make it, Naked - whatever.
Roverfish wrote:
"The world just wants you naked"?? What?? ;) Catchy tune.
EVERBODY WANTSTA BE NAKED AND FAMOUS! and yeah, one hellofa catchy tune!
Joyfulchristine wrote:
Yes...I had to open the page to make sure it wasn't "the world is watching, naked." Tricky lyrics, but definitely a catchy tune.
Ah, I thought he was singing "the world is what you make it." Nekkid makes it much more interesting. ;)
moriars wrote:
Not his best - but this is one serious songwriter - Bill - can you play the the classic "The Island" - super lyrics - every appropriate to these changeable times we live in...
I agree, The Island is a great song!
Not his best - but this is one serious songwriter - Bill - can you play the the classic "The Island" - super lyrics - every appropriate to these changeable times we live in...
Yup... the world is watching naked. Much more thought provoking.
nope. sorry.
:guitarist: :dancingbanana_2: :music:
The world watching naked and I don't care.
zaknafein wrote:
I think this was the 2nd or 3rd song I heard when I first tuned into RP some 4 years ago. Thanks Bill, for all the great music! The world is watching naked indeed.
:lol:
Roverfish wrote:
"The world just wants you naked"?? What?? ;) Catchy tune.
(Nice Mondegreen) More Paul Brady. Well, 75% of his work I like - this is one of them. "Nothing But The Same Old Story" is a gem. Another is "I Can't Stop Loving You". Excellent hook!
Lupin_III wrote:
Is this the theme to some Britcom? I seem to recall it is...
Faith In The Future, if memory serves.
meloman wrote:
First listen. I like it!
Ditto!
I really like that chorus.
First listen. I like it!
I think this was the 2nd or 3rd song I heard when I first tuned into RP some 4 years ago. Thanks Bill, for all the great music! The world is watching naked indeed.
This is f'g great! Good beat and guitar work. More of this artist, please!
TUSK! don't say that you love me!!
Was nice ... for a while. Then, oh, ah, maybe i'm missing the point if there was one.
Paul Bradys catalogue is full of much better work than this CD. IMHO. 'Hard station', and 'True for you' are my favourite albums. Once met and took out a German masseuse to a PB concert in a revamped railway station in Cologne, but managed to get through the evening without having to marry her! :bounce:
Ummmmmm........ "Shalalalalalaah..." well what more can I say.... Actually, I can say far more. My future ex-wife kissed me almost 19 years ago straight after a Paul Brady concert in Dublin. We're separating currently... what a waste of time that was. Sorry Paul, but I blame you totally, you rotten bollix!!! :D
rmurray248 wrote:
Nice little bop
That's exactly what this is. Rest of y'all gotta lighten up...c'mon, its friday nite!
Roverfish wrote:
"The world just wants you naked"?? What?? ;) Catchy tune.
Yes...I had to open the page to make sure it wasn't "the world is watching, naked." Tricky lyrics, but definitely a catchy tune.
8)
This song bites.
The tune is very very annoying after a while...no more comments
Seems kind of Trite... Having said that, I liked it.
Excellent. True as well...we reap what we sow. No sow, no go.
"The world just wants you naked"?? What?? ;) Catchy tune.
If you buy one album today, make it this one. Great from start to finish. Then, go back and get some of his traditional Irish stuff. Outstanding. Listen to Arthur McBride
He can record some mediocre stuff, but just listen to songs like Dancer in the Fire or Cold, Cold Night from his classic Hard Station album - wow! this one is very likeable but without the emotion of some of the older material.
Is this the theme to some Britcom? I seem to recall it is...
Just discovered Paul along with the other Planxty member, Christy Moore--both great Irish folk artists with different styles doing different things.. He does a great job on traditional tunes, get\'s a VanMorrisonlike vocal style going on some songs
Originally Posted by Dr._Crane: The first release by the lost Brady brother. Is that Alice and Sam on background vocals?
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Love that Alice and Sam comment! This is so bad I\'m shocked anyone would actually record it.
The first release by the lost Brady brother. Is that Alice and Sam on background vocals?
LOL nice song to follow Mike Scott\'s Bring \'em all in.. you should drop Louie Louie into this part of the playlist.
just the nice bouncy tune to clean up my pigsty of an apartment!
Nice little bop
Excellent song, and superb guitar playing. He can even do it live as a solo number... playing *that* and singing *that* at the same time - Sting-like prodigiousness!.
Originally Posted by Lil_Chickadee: e-n-u-n-c-i-a-t-i-o-n is everything :lol:
Hey, you're from my home state, and I know your area.
What a great song, and artist! :)
e-n-u-n-c-i-a-t-i-o-n is everything :lol: