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Thread started 11/29/17 2:11pm

GaryMF

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Oliver's House: Lyric: "From the neighborhood ....."

I know some lyrics site say it's "I heard, this afternoon, from the neighborhood SLUT DEBORAH"

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But I don't think that it sounds like that.

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Also, listening to it recently I felt like Jill Jones was really singing lead, not Sheila.

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Wonder if we soudl ask her what the lyric is???

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Reply #1 posted 11/29/17 2:43pm

TrivialPursuit

https://web.archive.org/web/20090411201723/http://dtt-lyrics.com:80/related/glamorous.html#oh

Oliver's House

I heard this afternoon from the neighborhood [slut, Deborah]
She said Oliver is leaving soon so he can make a scene

CHORUS:
We're gonna have fun, Oliver's house
Make a lot of white noise
Fun, Oliver's house
Play with the white boys

Last June, Oliver threw a party 4 his girl, Louise
She got drunk and called me a bitch just cuz I kissed him

CHORUS

Fun, Oliver's house {x2}

Oliver's got a swimming pool, a piano in his bathroom
We took turns throwing down, we took turns throwing up

Gonna have fun, Oliver's house
Make a lot of white noise
Fun, Oliver's house
Play with the white boys

Fun, Oliver's house
Make a lot of white noise
Fun, Oliver's house
Play with the white boys

U should see his mother's room, she's got so many fine clothes
Oliver, he dressed me up and then he undressed me slowly
Oliver is so weird but he knows how 2 play guitar
I'm a sucker 4 a major chord, a ride in an open car

We're gonna have fun, Oliver's house
Fun, Oliver's house {x3}
We're gonna have fun
Fun {x27}

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Reply #2 posted 11/29/17 3:26pm

GaryMF

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I already stated that some lyrics sites say it's "Slut Deborah" but 1) those sites often have mistakes and 2) I don't think it sounds like that whatsoever

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Reply #3 posted 11/29/17 3:38pm

SuzyHomemaker

I don't think those are the right lyrics either. This has been a favorite of mine since the 80s and I still can't decipher that one line.

I also don't think that is Sheila. Really doesn't sound like her. I never thought of Jill, but maybe you're right.

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Reply #4 posted 11/29/17 3:45pm

GaryMF

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SuzyHomemaker said:

I don't think those are the right lyrics either. This has been a favorite of mine since the 80s and I still can't decipher that one line.

I also don't think that is Sheila. Really doesn't sound like her. I never thought of Jill, but maybe you're right.

Thanks.

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Jill is credited on background vocals as "J.J." and it sounds like her.

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Reply #5 posted 11/30/17 10:49am

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Not being a native English speaker, I can't decypher what she says but I'm 99,9% positive it's nothing like "slut Deborah". I have no idea how anyone could come-up with that particular line.

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Jill is credited for background vocals. I can't imagine she's singing lead vocals (if that's what you mean) and no one would have noticed or revealed it in 34 years. Jill herself would have revealed it during one of her online outcries. I'm sorry but that would be a bigger conspiracy theory than 09/11 and the Moon Landing together: I ain't buying it unless solid evidence is provided (other than "it sounds to me like...").

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Reply #6 posted 11/30/17 7:04pm

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I think it's "neighborhood slut Loreen."

According to Princevault, Susan has a sister named Loreen who was considered for the Hookers. So the lyrics could be a funny/playful reference to her.

If you listen to the slowed-down version Sheila sang at the Xenophobia Celebration, it sounds more drawn out. Sounds like "Loreen" to me.

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Reply #7 posted 12/01/17 9:20am

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I always thought it was "neighborhood slut Louise", but the Loreen explanation sounds very plausible and it rhymes with "scene" as well!

[Edited 12/1/17 9:22am]

Just like the white winged dove...
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Reply #8 posted 12/01/17 9:54am

GaryMF

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Efan said:

I think it's "neighborhood slut Loreen."

According to Princevault, Susan has a sister named Loreen who was considered for the Hookers. So the lyrics could be a funny/playful reference to her.

If you listen to the slowed-down version Sheila sang at the Xenophobia Celebration, it sounds more drawn out. Sounds like "Loreen" to me.

That does sound like it would fit.

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I wanna ask Jill on Facebook but not sure if I should

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