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    Smile I'd rather get my jamming words in

    Hi people,

    while reading through some lyrics yesterday (Gabriella Cilmi - Sweet About Me, if this is helpful^), I encountered a (for me) strange english saying that looks like this:

    If there’s lessons to be learned, I’d rather get my jamming words in first so, tell you something that I’ve found, that the worlds a better place when it’s upside down boy.


    I frantically want to know what this is supposed to mean, so I can finally come to rest^ which is because I really love the english language. Unfortunately, google-researches didn't get me any further :(

    Thanks for the help in advance :)
    (By the way, my name is Roman, I'm new here, I'm living in Germany and I'm 18)
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    Default Re: I'd rather get my jamming words in

    Welcome to the forums.

    To jam something means to block it, prevent it from moving. So "jamming" could mean that her words block those of others.

    She could also be punning on the meaning of playing music [as in "jam session of jazz"]

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    Default Re: I'd rather get my jamming words in

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman1989 View Post
    If thereís lessons to be learned, Iíd rather get my jamming words in first so, tell you something that Iíve found, that the worlds a better place when itís upside down boy.

    There must have been some sentences that came before that.



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    Default Re: I'd rather get my jamming words in

    I know this song. I think Anglika's second suggestion is most likely:

    She could also be punning on the meaning of playing music [as in "jam session of jazz"]

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    Default Re: I'd rather get my jamming words in

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    There must have been some sentences that came before that.


    There are - but they didn't help!

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    Smile Re: I'd rather get my jamming words in

    What exactly do you people mean? Do you need some more information what this songtext is about or...?
    BTW: I already knew what "to jam" means, but I just cant think of any sensful meaning of this saying including the word "to jam"

    Here is the complete version of the lyrics(if this helps??) :

    Ooh Watching Me, Hanging By A String This Time
    Oh Easily The Climax Of A Perfect Life.
    Ooh Watching Me, Hanging By A String This Time.
    Oh Easily, My Smiles Worth A Hundred Lies.

    If There’s Lessons To Be Learned, I’d Rather Get My Jamming Words In First Oh
    Tell Ya Something That I’ve Found, That The Worlds A Better Place When It’s Upside Down Boy
    If There’s Lessons To Be Learned, I’d Rather Get My Jamming Words In First Oh
    When Your Playing With Desire, Don’t Come Running To My Place When It Burns Like Fire, Boy.

    Sweet About Me, Nothing Sweet About Me, Yeah
    Sweet About Me, Nothing Sweet About Me, Yeah
    Sweet About Me, Nothing Sweet About Me Yeah
    Sweet About Me, Nothing Sweet About Me, Yeah

    Blue, Blue, Blue Waves They Crash
    As Time Goes By, So Hard To Catch
    And Too, Too Smooth, Ain’t All That
    Why Don’t You Ride My Side Of The Tracks

    If There’s Lessons To Be Learned, I’d Rather Get My Jamming Words In First Oh
    Tell Ya Something That I’ve Found, That The Worlds A Better Place When It’s Upside Down Boy
    If There’s Lessons To Be Learned, I’d Rather Get My Jamming Words In First Oh
    When Your Playing With Desire, Don’t Come Running To My Place When It Burns Like Fire, Boy.

    Sweet About Me, Nothing Sweet About Me, Yeah
    Sweet About Me, Nothing Sweet About Me, Yeah
    Sweet About Me, Nothing Sweet About Me Yeah
    Sweet About Me, Nothing Sweet About Me, Yeah
    Last edited by Roman1989; 10-Aug-2008 at 20:00.

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    Default Re: I'd rather get my jamming words in

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    There are - but they didn't help!
    "jamming" within these lyrics wouldn't allude to "parting" , would it?
    I had a look in the urban dictionary

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    Default Re: I'd rather get my jamming words in

    "Get my jammin' words in" apparently means getting a few words in edgewise while you have a chance.



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    Default Re: I'd rather get my jamming words in

    I really don't know - the only person who can answer this question with any validity is the person who wrote it. Personally I find it obscure to a degree.

    Hi Ron - we posted at the same moment. Where did you track down that interpretation?

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    Default Re: I'd rather get my jamming words in

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Hi Ron - we posted at the same moment. Where did you track down that interpretation?
    1. Yeah, but I beat you to the punch.


    2. I read the lyrics posted on this thread. The interpretation is mine. (I figure it's as good as any and perhaps better than most.)

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