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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #150 : July 07, 2011, 10:40:55 PM »
Say what you want, but this is simple genius.
I don't know, mate. I think sometimes lyrics are just too deep and personal to the writer that it's hard for the observer to fully appreciate them. Most of that went over my head.

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Reply #151 : July 08, 2011, 04:58:28 AM »
Honesty Is No Excuse - Thin Lizzy Philip Lynott


Up till now I used to pass my time
Drinking beer so slowly, sometimes wine
No God, air, water or sunshine
And honesty was my only excuse
I took your love and I used it

Up till now my youthful stage
A useless rage, a torn out page, a worn out gauge
A dirty shade, a big charade, a has been made
And honesty was my only excuse
I took your love and I used it

I never, I never, I never

Up till now my love life
A few sweet kisses, a little missus, a fork and knife
a happy home, a hand to hold, a land to roam
And honesty was my only excuse
I took my life in my own hands and I abused it

Up till now I used to tap dance
Take a girl by the hand saying I need your , I need your romance
Oh I had so many chances
And honesty was my only excuse
I took your love and abused it

Up till now the path of life was fair enough
Enough was fair, all was right
And now I know, I see the light
And honesty was my only excuse

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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #152 : July 08, 2011, 09:13:14 AM »
I don't know, mate. I think sometimes lyrics are just too deep and personal to the writer that it's hard for the observer to fully appreciate them. Most of that went over my head.

Ha ha ha ha.  Its true, her lyrics are so cryptic.  What does it all mean, this Friday thing?  haha
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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #153 : July 08, 2011, 11:56:44 AM »
If you're so funny
Then why are you on your own tonight?
And if you're so clever
Then why are you on your own tonight?
If you're so very entertaining
Then why are you on your own tonight?
If you're so very good looking
Why do you sleep alone tonight?
I know because tonight is just like any other night
That's why you're on your own tonight
With your triumphs and your charms
While they are in each other's arms

I Know It's Over - The Smiths

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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #154 : July 08, 2011, 12:36:57 PM »
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so divided ( So Divided)


Hear the noise back in town
Let's gather everyone
And go see what they're
up to now
Driving in, Driving out
From hotel to the bar
All our friends are here
But somehow we seem so divided

We're the voice crying out
Screaming every song
Not that anyone understands
Diving in, Diving out
the terrified crowd
All our bands are here
But somehow they seem so divided
If you want to see where the fight is
Look around...

I hear the sound of a voice inside my head
Saying things that I can't understand
Telling me a life may soon be dead I wonder from what hand
The words they say are too hard to conceive
I try my best to never listen
Can't you see I'm struggling to conceal
These thoughts from everyone?
It's not that I don't care
And I don't want to hurt you
It's just the worst I fear is coming out
Coming out of me

You know I've heard you say that I'm not real
I know you think that I don't understand
Truth is I'm trying hard to deal
this is not what I had planned
It's not that I don't care
It's not that I don't love you
It's just that I am here
To put you out of your misery

All of you lovers who think you're in love
I'll put you out of your misery
All of your children born under the sky
I'll put you out of your misery
venom that you can't conceive
Is pouring out of the depths of me
You think you're free, you've been deceived
I'll put you out of your misery
You think the future is warm and bright
But it is death and I am your destiny
You think you'll be protected by God
I'll put you out of your misery
I was put down to bring you down and put you out.

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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #155 : July 08, 2011, 07:23:19 PM »
One of the best metal tracks ever!

System Of A Down - Chop Suey!


Wake up (wake up)
Grab a brush and put a little makeup
Hide the scars to fade away the shake up
(Hide the scars to fade away the shake )
Why'd you leave the keys up on the table?
Here you go create another fable

(You wanted to)
Grab a brush and put on a little makeup
(You wanted to)
Hide the scars to fade away the shake up
(You wanted to)
Why'd you leave the keys up on the table?
(You wanted to)

I don't think you trust, in, my,
Self-righteous suicide,
I, cry, when angels deserve to die

Wake up (wake up)
Grab a brush and put a little makeup
Hide the scars to fade away the shake up
Why'd you leave the keys up on the table?
Here you go create another fable

(You wanted to)
Grab a brush and put on a little makeup
(You wanted to)
Hide the scars to fade away the shake up
(You wanted to)
Why'd you leave the keys up on the table?
(You wanted to)

I don't think you trust in my
Self-righteous suicide,
I cry, when angels deserve to die
In my self-righteous suicide,
I cry, when angels deserve to die

Father (father)
Father (father)
Father (father)
Father (father)
Father into your hands, I commend my spirit
Father into your hands, why have you forsaken me?
In your eyes, forsaken me
In your thoughts, forsaken me
In your heart, forsaken me

Oh, trust in my, self-righteous suicide
I cry when angels deserve to die
In my self-righteous suicide
I cry when angels deserve to die

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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #156 : July 08, 2011, 07:28:11 PM »
YES!

Every time I go out on the piss round the local rock pubs and clubs, I always seem to end up with my arms up and head back singing the chorus..

I don't think you trust, in, my,
Self-righteous suicide,
I, cry, when angels deserve to die




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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #157 : July 08, 2011, 10:20:53 PM »
Cher Lloyd - Swagger Jagger - OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO


Such meaningful lyrics!  :f_wah: Morrisey meat your match!  :f_whistle:
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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #158 : July 09, 2011, 11:05:26 PM »
I agree that this thread should be full of one or two lines from a song - not the full song.

Anyhow, I'll try to get down as many as mine as I can think of now:


The Smiths - This Charming Man
Punctured bicycle, on a hillside desolate
Will nature make a man of me yet?


(Got to be a pretty talented lyricist to start a song with "Punctured bicycle" and still make the lyrics and music sound great!)

Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby
Let it never be said, that romance is dead
'cos there's so little else occupying my head


(Even though i hardly rate the Kaiser Chiefs, that is stunningly poetic)

Arctic Monkeys - The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala
And did you ever get the feeling, that these are things she's said before?
Her steady hands may well have done, the devil's pedicure


Coldplay - Yellow
Your skin, oh yeah your skin and bone
turn in, to something beautiful


Coldplay - Viva La Vida
I used to rule the world, seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sleep alone, sweep the streets I used to roam


Coldplay - Amsterdam
Stood on the edge, tied to a noose
But you came along and you cut me loose


Coldplay - The Scientist
Come up to meet you, tell you I'm sorry
You don't know how lovely you are


Dire Straits - Tunnel of Love
And the big wheel keep on turning, neon burning, up above
And I'm just high on this world, come on and take a low ride with me girl, on the tunnel of love


Foo Fighters - The Pretender
What if I say I'm not like the others? What if I say I'm not just another one of your plays, you're the pretender
What if I say that I'll never surrender?


John Lennon - Imagine
Hard to choose a few lyrics from this, lyrically it's possibly the best song of all time

Johnny Cash - When the man comes around
There's a man going round taking names, and he decides who to free and who to blame
Everybody won't be treated all the same, there will be a golden ladder reaching down, when the man comes around


The Killers - Mr Brightside
It started out with a kiss, how did it end up like this
It was only a kiss, it was only a kiss


The Killers - All these things I've done
I got soul but I'm not a soldier

Nirvana - Smells like teen spirit
I found it hard, it's hard to find, oh well whatever, Nevermind

Nirvana - Heart Shaped Box
Broken hymen of your highness I'm left black
Throw down your umbilical noose so I can climb right back


Oasis - Live Forever
Maybe I just wana fly, wana live but don't wana die
Maybe I just wana breath, maybe I just don't believe
Maybe you're the same as me, we see things I'll never see
You and I are gona live forever


Oasis - Rock 'n' Roll Star
I live my life for the stars that shine, people say it's just a waste of time

Radiohead - No Surprises
A heart that's full up like a landfill, a job that slowly kills you
Bruises that won't heal


The Smiths - There is a light that never goes out
And if a double decker bus, crashes into us,
To die by your side, is such a heavenly way to die





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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #159 : July 09, 2011, 11:11:55 PM »
Laughing - David Crosby

And I thought I'd seen someone
Who seemed at last
To know the truth

I was mistaken
Only a child laughing
In the sun

Ah, ah, ah ...
In the sun

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Bob Dylan - Simple twist of fate
People tell me it's a sin
To know and feel too much within
I still believe she was my twin but I lost the ring
She was born in spring but I was born too late
Blame it on a simple twist of fate.

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The Beatles  - Strawberry fields forever

Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.
It's getting hard to be someone but it all works out.
It doesn't matter much to me.
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RITUAL (NOUS SOMMES DU SOLEIL) - YES

Nous sommes du soleil we love when we play
Nous sommes du soleil we love when we play
We have dreams and songs to sing...

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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #160 : July 09, 2011, 11:56:37 PM »
John Lennon - Imagine
Hard to choose a few lyrics from this, lyrically it's possibly the best song of all time


Also, another lyrically brilliant song all the way through: Coldplay - Fix You

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Reply #161 : July 10, 2011, 11:23:37 PM »
I agree that this thread should be full of one or two lines from a song - not the full song.


With all due respect mate, who died and made you God?.

Take Chop Suey as an example. System Of A Down are Armenian Americans. The whole song tells a story, it's about man's suffering, particularly the Armenian genocide that occured in 1915 at the hands of the Turks and which was covered up. It's also about the suffering of Jesus and how he was betrayed and his sacrifice for the human race. Most of their songs are about religion and the Armenian genocide, they are highly intelligent and powerful lyrics. They relate to how people hide what is going on inside themselves by enhancing their external persona. Based on fact and not fiction.

The whole song tells a story so it would be unfair to quote a couple of lines as the whole lyrical content carries great power and meaning. Music is a very powerful media, in fact i'd say it is the most powerful media there is, they use this media as a platform to make people aware of what happened to their descendants, nearly 100 years on. Respect to them for that.

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Reply #162 : July 10, 2011, 11:28:30 PM »
With all due respect mate, who died and made you God?.

Take Chop Suey as an example. System Of A Down are Armenian Americans. The whole song tells a story, it's about man's suffering, particularly the Armenian genocide that occured in 1915 at the hands of the Turks and which was covered up. It's also about the suffering of Jesus and how he was betrayed and his sacrifice for the human race. Most of their songs are about religion and the Armenian genocide, they are highly intelligent and powerful lyrics. They relate to how people hide what is going on inside themselves by enhancing their external persona. Based on fact and not fiction.

The whole song tells a story so it would be unfair to quote a couple of lines as the whole lyrical content carries great power and meaning. Music is a very powerful media, in fact I'd say it is the most powerful media there is, they use this media as a platform to make people aware of what happened to their descendants, nearly 100 years on. Respect to them for that.

I agree hardcore and I think I've posted a couple of full songs as you only get the context of the lyric in the full song or the full song is one of your favourite lyrics.

My first post was a full song, The Smiths Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want, as it is the full song which is one of my favourite lyrics not just one part of it.

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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #163 : July 11, 2011, 01:33:09 AM »
Chop Suey. What a song. Oh and yes sometimes the whole song is needed for context. Like all my Pearl Jam mentions ;)

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Reply #164 : July 11, 2011, 02:13:34 AM »
With all due respect mate, who died and made you God?.

Take Chop Suey as an example. System Of A Down are Armenian Americans. The whole song tells a story, it's about man's suffering, particularly the Armenian genocide that occured in 1915 at the hands of the Turks and which was covered up. It's also about the suffering of Jesus and how he was betrayed and his sacrifice for the human race. Most of their songs are about religion and the Armenian genocide, they are highly intelligent and powerful lyrics. They relate to how people hide what is going on inside themselves by enhancing their external persona. Based on fact and not fiction.

The whole song tells a story so it would be unfair to quote a couple of lines as the whole lyrical content carries great power and meaning. Music is a very powerful media, in fact i'd say it is the most powerful media there is, they use this media as a platform to make people aware of what happened to their descendants, nearly 100 years on. Respect to them for that.

First of all mate, I never said "f**k off with all these full songs, I'm god of this thread and I say it must all be 2 or 3 lines from a song"
I'm actually agreeing with what a few people have already said in this thread if you read back through the pages. Why don't you have a go at them aswell for having the same opinion as me? Just my opinion, if I'm allowed to give it without being accused of acting god-like.

Secondly, I wasn't pointing a finger at anyone in particular. I swear I've skimmed through all the pages without looking at and members names who posted full songs.

And you don't have to preach to me about the lyrics of that song. I never said that all of the lyrics from a song aren't important. I've never even heard that song to have that opinion about it.

I understand and apologise if I sounded as if I was having a go at any people. Just agreeing with anyone else who's pointed out that they prefer to see a few lines of lyrics too. I don't think there was any need in your opening comment of that post that I've highlighted in bold.

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Reply #165 : July 11, 2011, 02:29:56 AM »
With all due respect mate, who died and made you God?.

Take Chop Suey as an example. System Of A Down are Armenian Americans. The whole song tells a story, it's about man's suffering, particularly the Armenian genocide that occured in 1915 at the hands of the Turks and which was covered up. It's also about the suffering of Jesus and how he was betrayed and his sacrifice for the human race. Most of their songs are about religion and the Armenian genocide, they are highly intelligent and powerful lyrics. They relate to how people hide what is going on inside themselves by enhancing their external persona. Based on fact and not fiction.

The whole song tells a story so it would be unfair to quote a couple of lines as the whole lyrical content carries great power and meaning. Music is a very powerful media, in fact i'd say it is the most powerful media there is, they use this media as a platform to make people aware of what happened to their descendants, nearly 100 years on. Respect to them for that.

Mate, when I started the thread, that is actually what I mean, for people to pot tjeir favourite 3/4 lines from a particular song. Just any lyric that had any significance to any feeling they had at the time. I didn't mind wharsoever peopple posting full song lyrics at all as obviously people coulde reate to the lyrics of a song fully.

To be honest, I think any lyrics you feel attribute to you personally should be posted here, be it 3 lines or 30 lines. As long  as they mean something to you.

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Reply #166 : July 11, 2011, 09:09:42 AM »
First of all mate, I never said "f**k off with all these full songs, I'm god of this thread and I say it must all be 2 or 3 lines from a song"
I'm actually agreeing with what a few people have already said in this thread if you read back through the pages. Why don't you have a go at them aswell for having the same opinion as me? Just my opinion, if I'm allowed to give it without being accused of acting god-like.

Secondly, I wasn't pointing a finger at anyone in particular. I swear I've skimmed through all the pages without looking at and members names who posted full songs.

And you don't have to preach to me about the lyrics of that song. I never said that all of the lyrics from a song aren't important. I've never even heard that song to have that opinion about it.

I understand and apologise if I sounded as if I was having a go at any people. Just agreeing with anyone else who's pointed out that they prefer to see a few lines of lyrics too. I don't think there was any need in your opening comment of that post that I've highlighted in bold.

Mate, when I started the thread, that is actually what I mean, for people to pot tjeir favourite 3/4 lines from a particular song. Just any lyric that had any significance to any feeling they had at the time. I didn't mind wharsoever peopple posting full song lyrics at all as obviously people coulde reate to the lyrics of a song fully.

To be honest, I think any lyrics you feel attribute to you personally should be posted here, be it 3 lines or 30 lines. As long  as they mean something to you.

Listen lads, we obviously have different viewpoints on this topic and that is fair enough. I find that a complete song means something to me as opposed to a few lines of lyrics from any particular song. I can honestly say that i couldn't exactly pinpoint a single verse from any song that i like because the songs i like tell a story through a multitude of verses, not just one.

I couldn't really quote a verse from Chop Suey as it would mean nothing without the other verses and chorus sections. It would be like buying a book and only reading one chapter to me.

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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #167 : July 11, 2011, 09:15:14 AM »
I agree that this thread should be full of one or two lines from a song - not the full song.




First of all mate, I never said "f**k off with all these full songs, I'm god of this thread and I say it must all be 2 or 3 lines from a song"



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Reply #168 : July 11, 2011, 09:30:16 AM »
Oh and yes sometimes the whole song is needed for context.

Like this one, 'Unstable' by Life of Agony

Now I know the lyrics aren't exactly happy-go-lucky but they're about him sitting in a hospital waiting room as his wife/partner is with a consultant. I've always liked the part, It's hard to be the one who's strong, Who's always got a shoulder to cry on, Who's got a shoulder for me?

By posting the lyrics I'm probably killing the song for you but if you listen to it without reading ahead, as I once did, the last line is screamed out and it's a real choker.

This cancer is killing me
As much as it's killing you
If it takes you away from me
I don't know what I would do
Just try for some peace of mind
But it's so hard to find
It's so hard to just sit and wait
And wait some more
Staring at the door
Skim through the magazines
Pretend like everything's gonna be alright
Although you know it won't be
Unstable
It's hard to be the one who's strong
Who's always got a shoulder to cry on
Who's got a shoulder for me?
When I'm about to breakdown
You're never around
But maybe it's better that way
You've got enough to worry about
You've got your hands full don't you
Don't you see?
This cancer is killing me
Like it's killing you
Mentally
Unstable
And all I really want to know is if she's going to be alright

'cause she's been in there a long, long time
And I've been out here losing my mind
You're scared
You're frightened
You're so afraid of what he may say
But you try and be brave
For me sitting impatiently
In the lobby of emergency
You burst on through that door with this look on your face
I've never seen before
You explode into endless tears
Whisper in my ear
Baby
Baby
I've only got one more year
Unstable





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Reply #169 : July 11, 2011, 09:55:27 AM »
Agreed Rep. Very powerful lyrics they are and you have to hear them all to get the full story. Having lost relatives and friends to cancer i can really relate to that song myself. Reading them is slightly different to listening to them in a song with music, i will seek this song out so i can listen to it properly.

Like you said, even though those few lines you quoted had meaning, nobody can understand the complete meaning of those words unless they are accompanied by the rest of the lyrics, which tell the full harrowing story. And of course, the instruments. Music is so powerful.

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Reply #170 : July 11, 2011, 10:24:00 AM »
Yeah I'm sure a lot of people could relate to the lyrics. It's the way they both try to be strong for each other. The words are ones that he wants to say to her, to tell her how much it's hurting him but he would never come out and say it for her sake, so he just pretends everything's ok and tries to be that shoulder for her. At the same time I think she's trying to hold it together and the whole charade falls to pieces at the end of the song when she breaks down an tells him she's only got one more year. Makes me wonder how he reacts beyond those lyrics and whether he can stay strong or break down with her.

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Reply #171 : July 11, 2011, 10:56:19 AM »


If you cant see a difference in those 2 quotes mate, I can't help you.

There's a clear difference between me saying that I think it should be 2 or 3 lines etc, or me saying it must be like that.

Should and must obviously mean the same thing to you? I swear you're looking for an argument here.

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Reply #172 : July 11, 2011, 11:03:56 AM »
I can honestly say that i couldn't exactly pinpoint a single verse from any song that i like because the songs i like tell a story through a multitude of verses, not just one.

I couldn't really quote a verse from Chop Suey as it would mean nothing without the other verses and chorus sections. It would be like buying a book and only reading one chapter to me.

I understand that you prefer lyrics that tell a full story, but that doesn't mean that every song is like that. I agree that for some songs, like the one you mention there, that is the case, but there are probably more songs consisting of random lyrics that don't tell a story, than there are songs that do. All the lyrics I've posted a few posts up are like that. The songs they come from are good songs, but they they are the standout lyrics from the song, and make sense without seeing the other lyrics.

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Reply #173 : July 12, 2011, 08:31:11 AM »
for when I get in one of my depressed-shut-everyone-out-of-my-life moods.

RHCP - Under The Bridge

Sometimes I feel like I don't have a partner
Sometimes I feel like my only friend

It's hard to believe that there's nobody out there
It's hard to believe that I'm all alone

^ ^ ^ Ah, nothing like a song about Heroin addiction when your feeling down.  ;D

Ladies and gentlemen this beautiful offering:
EverLast

What It's Like lyrics

We've all seen the man at the liquor store beggin' for your change
The hair on his face is dirty, dreadlocked and full of mange
He ask the man for what he could spare with shame in his eyes
Get a job you f***in' slob's all he replied

[CHORUS]
God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in his shoes
'Cause then you really might know what it's like to sing the blues
Then you really might know what it's like [x4]

Mary got pregnant from a kid named Tom who said he was in love
He said don't worry about a thing baby doll I'm the man you've been dreamin' of
But three months later he said he won't date her or return her call
And she sweared god damn if I find that man I'm cuttin' off his balls
And then she heads for the clinic and she gets some static walkin' through the doors
They call her a killer, and they call her a sinner, and they call her a whore

[CHORUS]
God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in her shoes
'Cause then you really might know what it's like to have to choose
Then you really might know what it's like [x4]
I've seen a rich man beg
I've seen a good man sin
I've seen a tough man cry
I've seen a loser win
And a sad man grin
I heard an honest man lie
I've seen the good side of bad
And the down side of up
And everything between
I licked the silver spoon
Drank from the golden cup
Smoked the finest green
I stroked the baddest dimes at least a couple of times
Before I broke their heart
You know where it ends
Yo, it usually depends on where you start

I knew this kid named Max
He used to get fat stacks out on the corner with drugs
He liked to hang out late at night
Liked to get sh*t faced
And keep pace with thugs
Until late one night there was a big gun fight
Max lost his head
He pulled out his chrome .45
Talked some sh*t
And wound up dead
Now his wife and his kids are caught in the midst of all of his pain
You know it crumbles that way
At least that's what they say when you play the game

[CHORUS]
God forbid you ever had to wake up to hear the news
'Cause then you really might know what it's like to have to lose
Then you really might know what it's like [x3]
To have to lose...

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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #174 : July 12, 2011, 08:56:23 PM »
HCS, I haven't heard this song in ages, thanks for posting it, brings up some great memories from the first time I heard this tune, a 16-17 year old me, on a gig with my friend, with these two college guys, oh great times, would go back to them without even thinking. Was looking for a CD of System of a down because of this particular song like crazy, till finally this friend of mine borrowed me his, couldn't stop listening to the song.

On topic,

Will those feet in modern times
Walk on soles made in China?
Will those feet in modern times
See the bright prosaic malls?
Will those feet in modern times
Forgive me all my sins

The Verve - Love Is Noise



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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #175 : July 15, 2011, 11:05:41 PM »
My favourite song from The Verve Velvet Morning.

And now I'm trying to tell you
About my life
And my tongue is twisted
And more dead than alive
And my feelings
They've always been betrayed
And I was born a little damaged man
And look what they made

I said, don't you find
That it's lonely
The corridor
You walk there alone
And life is a game
You've tried
And life is a game
You're tired

The Verve - Velvet Morning

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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #176 : July 17, 2011, 12:56:35 PM »
New Drink for the Old Drunk (aka the theme song for my 40th birthday  :f_tongueincheek: )

Would you try--
could you buy a new drink for the old drunk
It's no crime to resign misery with a bottle
You walked into town without making a sound
And you slipped and you slammed your face into the crowd
As you tried to forget all the words that were said
To deny all the things that you keep in your head

When you came you were new but today you're much older
You were spent so you went to get used in the corner
Where they kicked you around like a rodeo clown
And it echoed through town they were beating you down
And as they spread the word that you liked how it hurt
All at once you were cause for a pitiful cure

Hours pass by half forgotten
Night turns black cause it's rotten
And we slide right to the bottom
Our tongues made out of cotton

Eyes seal shut in a slumber
Til we hear someone mumble
Could you spare from the tumbler
A new drink for the old drunk

Now you waste all your days in the dark in the corner
Without light without grace where you wait for the slaughter
Where they spit in your face as the hours grow late
And they laugh as they lie and then seal up your fate
And you cringe as you binge to forget how you hate
All the doom in this pitiful room you create

Hours pass by half forgotten
Night turns black cause it's rotten
And we slide right to the bottom
Our tongues made out of cotton
Eyes seal shut in a slumber
Til we hear someone mumble
Could you spare from the tumbler
A new drink for the old drunk

Crooked Fingers - New Drink for the Old Drunk

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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #177 : July 23, 2011, 01:26:43 AM »
The Smiths - I want the one I can't have

"On the day that your mentality decides to try and catch up with your biology..."

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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #178 : July 25, 2011, 10:23:32 PM »
One of my favourite songs and while it's not very upbeat I really like this lyric

James Sit Down

Now I'm relieved to hear
That you've been to some far out places
It's hard to carry on
When you feel all alone
Now I've swung back down again
It's worse than it was before
If I hadn't seen such riches
I could live with being poor

James - Sit Down (With Lyrics)


Brilliant song.

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Reply #179 : August 10, 2011, 01:42:15 AM »
Sage Francis - The Best Of Times...

"Pyromaniac, kleptomaniac, couldn’t explain my desire to steal that fire.'
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