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The Unwelcome Guest is YOU! ( TLWOTGE1981 )
« on: November 21, 2009, 11:51:30 AM »
I was driving down to Loughborough playing a great live version of The Unwelcome Guest when it hit me who it might be!

Later that night I read a book that potentially backed my theory.

Am I right?

Who do you think the Unwelcome Guest is in this Explorers song favoured by Dave Thompson?


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The Unwelcome Guest

If itīs you again
I just wonīt let you in
Unless...some friends!
To prop me up again...
No, I donīt think itīs you this time
I hear the bell ring. I rush to the door
I donīt know why

īCause all I get
Is the unwelcome guest
Following in my footsteps

Now in my mind
I leave you far behind
I turn my back
And cover up my tracks
I swim over the oceans, I almost drown
I walk for hours, I walk for months
I turn around...

All I get
Is the unwelcome guest
Following in my footsteps

And if I open the door, what will I find
A visitor Iīm waiting for or a friend of another kind
Someone I donīt like who just wonīt go away
Someone who stays the night, tomorrow and the next day

No, I donīt think itīs you this time
I hear the bell ring, I rush to the door
I donīt know why

īCause all I get
Is the unwelcome guest
Following in my footsteps

And in my best interests
The unwelcome guest
Never lets me rest

This week is the first time I've ever got into this song. I'd always considered it the weakest song on the album.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2009, 02:44:16 PM by Tj »
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Re: Who is... The Unwelcome Guest ( LWOTGE )
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2009, 02:56:42 PM »
I always thought it one of the strongest songs on the lp. Although ask me to name a weak one and I would be stuck for an answer.  ;D

I assumed that it may be about obsesive fans who seem to hound celebrities all the time by trying to be their friends. If it is about an actual person then I am stuck because I don't know that much about TV's personal life. It would be interesting to know who it is though.

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Re: Who is... The Unwelcome Guest ( LWOTGE )
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2009, 03:33:02 PM »
That's what I used to think.

Now I'm not so sure.

I don't personally think its an actaul person TV knows though.

Only TV knows the true answer, but I think I may be on to something here.

Thanks for joining in Nick.

Any othet TUTS know?

How about our great Explorer and TVTUTS Roadie that got the song back in the live set after an eighteen year gap?



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Saturday 5th September 2009
Fürstenberg - Kneipe Hassenhof
EARTHBOUND 2009


1 Earthbound     
2 Top Ten     
3 Divide And Rule     
4 Us And Them     
5 Complaints Dept.   first appearance! 
6 The Unwelcome Guest   
7 Putting Up A Front     
8 True Believers   first appearance! 
9 New Discoverers     
10 200 Blows     
11 One Of Our Missiles Is Missing     
12 Woodpecker     
13 Deactivate Autoslave   first appearance! 
14 Walk Away     
15 Shipwrecked On The Rocks Of Love     
16 The Wedding Dress     
17 Blind Love     
18 Land Of Plenty     
19 Worn Once   first appearance! 
20 Concrete Skyline     
21 Be Brave     
22 Probably     
23 I Live For Everything     
24 Downbeat     
25 Carrying On
« Last Edit: November 21, 2009, 03:36:42 PM by Tj »
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Re: Who is... The Unwelcome Guest ( LWOTGE )
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2009, 06:03:33 PM »
Or am I wrong and it really is a real life peron...

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Quote from: Tj on November 24, 2009, 02:42:51 PM
You really were quite a fan wasn't you, Dave?


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either that or an obsessive little stalker.

Dave Thompson

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Re: Who is... The Unwelcome Guest ( LWOTGE )
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2009, 03:45:24 AM »
You're right, it's not an actual person.

Or maybe it is, and I'm not telling you who.

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Re: Who is... The Unwelcome Guest ( LWOTGE )
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2009, 03:48:33 AM »
This week is the first time I've ever got into this song. I'd always considered it the weakest song on the album.

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Re: Who is... The Unwelcome Guest ( LWOTGE )
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2009, 04:55:32 PM »
Ah! But maybe this philistine as figured out a possible answer to this mystery. ;)
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Re: Who is... The Unwelcome Guest ( LWOTGE )
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2009, 07:26:02 PM »
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I was driving down to Loughborough playing a great live version of The Unwelcome Guest when it hit me who it might be!

Later that night I read a book that potentially backed my theory.

Am I right?

Who do you think the Unwelcome Guest is in this Explorers song?

Tj 21.11.09

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Now in my mind
I leave you far behind
I turn my back
And cover up my tracks
I swim over the oceans, I almost drown
I walk for hours, I walk for months
I turn around...

All I get
Is the unwelcome guest
Following in my footsteps

And if I open the door, what will I find
A visitor Iīm waiting for or a friend of another kind
Someone I donīt like who just wonīt go away
Someone who stays the night, tomorrow and the next day

TV Smith The Unwelcome Guest

Here's what came to me whilst listening to The Unwelcome Guest in the car...

For me The Unwelcome Guest is the dark side of your mind. The thoughts you have that fill you with fear. What some refer to as either the low self, the gremlin, your inner demon or in the case below your inner saboteur.

Maybe that's why TV can't escape the Unwelcome Guest no matter how far he walks and swims.

When I got home I read these words in Sonia Ricotti's excellent book; The Law of Attraction Plain and Simple...


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We all have an inner saboteur. It ia an inner voice that is telling you that you cannot do something, be someone, or have something. Recognize this as fear. It is normal to fear anythime you go outside your comfort zone. Just recognize that the inner voice is you! The only person that is stopping you from living your greatest life is you!

Become aware of your inner saboteur. By simply being aware and recognizing when your saboteur is taking over, you can take charge and slam the door on this unwelcome guest.

Become aware and concious of what your saboteur often tells you. So, when it shows up unexpected;y at the doorstep of your mind, you will immediately recognize it.

One of the reasons TV doesn't like explaining his songs in great detail is that he likes people to put theit own spin on them. So am I right? Only TV knows.

For now its just my spin. ;)

 
« Last Edit: December 20, 2009, 07:33:01 PM by Tj »
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Re: The Unwelcome Guest IS....
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2009, 09:42:06 AM »
Well, finally you let us know.  :)
A good theory imho.  8)
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Re: Who is... The Unwelcome Guest ( LWOTGE )
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2009, 01:10:54 PM »
One of the reasons TV doesn't like explaining his songs in great detail is that he likes people to put theit own spin on them. So am I right? Only TV knows.

For now its just my spin. ;)


But a spin I like. I thought something similar when I read the text, but as I never heard the song I hadn't wanted to contribute to your speculations.
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Re: Who is... The Unwelcome Guest ( LWOTGE )
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2009, 01:50:37 PM »
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Now in my mind
I leave you far behind
I turn my back
And cover up my tracks
I swim over the oceans, I almost drown
I walk for hours, I walk for months
I turn around...

All I get
Is the unwelcome guest
Following in my footsteps

And if I open the door, what will I find
A visitor Iīm waiting for or a friend of another kind
Someone I donīt like who just wonīt go away
Someone who stays the night, tomorrow and the next day

TV Smith The Unwelcome Guest

The death ?
These days I saw the film "Palermo Shooting" by Wim Wenders, who is a friend to T.V. Smith as I know.
The film has this issue and is near to that song.



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Re: The Unwelcome Guest IS....
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2009, 05:27:14 PM »
GEZ mitarbeiter?  ;D
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Re: The Unwelcome Guest IS....
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2009, 11:00:45 PM »
GEZ mitarbeiter?  ;D

Oder Zeuge Jehova ! ;D
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Re: The Unwelcome Guest IS....
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2009, 09:19:11 AM »
GEZ mitarbeiter?  ;D

Oder Zeuge Jehova ! ;D

Oder Schwiegermutter...
"Someone who stays the night, tomorrow and the next day" passt hoffentlich nicht auf die GEZ ;)
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Re: The Unwelcome Guest IS....
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2009, 10:55:35 AM »
I'm really interested in this theme. Can someone translate for me as my German is kaput? :-[
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