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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #60 : March 22, 2011, 09:40:10 PM »
'But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning round'

The Fool On The Hill - The Beatles


'Television selling plastic figurines of leaders saying nothing at all'

Glass of Water - Coldplay
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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #61 : March 22, 2011, 10:06:37 PM »
Gotta love some Joni

I have drummed it into my players.  Time and again.  That they, are privileged to play, FOR YOU

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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #62 : March 22, 2011, 10:27:43 PM »

One of my favorites as well

The older I get the more I appreciate the following:

TIME - PINK FLOYD

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then the one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking
And racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in the relative way, but you're older
And shorter of breath and one day closer to death

Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desparation is the English way
The time is gone the song is over, thought I'd something more to say


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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #63 : March 23, 2011, 03:38:58 PM »
A truly beautiful 'love' song this but is 'Ginger Lady' Whiskey? . ...either way. ...

Another song that means a lot:

the pogues - rainy night in soho


I've been loving you a long time
Down all the years, down all the days
And I've cried for all your troubles
Smiled at your funny little ways
We watched our friends grow up together
And we saw them as they fell
Some of them fell into Heaven
Some of them fell into Hell

I took shelter from a shower
And I stepped into your arms
On a rainy night in Soho
The wind was whistling all its charms
I sang you all my sorrows
You told me all your joys
Whatever happened to that old song
To all those little girls and boys

Sometimes I wake up in the morning
The Ginger lady by my bed
Covered in a cloak of silence
I hear you talking in my head
I'm not singing for the future
I'm not dreaming of the past
I'm not talking of the first time
I never think about the last

Now the song is nearly over
We may never find out what it means
Still there's a light I hold before me
You're the measure of my dreams
The measure of my dreams   
« Last Edit: March 23, 2011, 03:48:16 PM by bad boy bubby »

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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #64 : March 23, 2011, 07:54:59 PM »
Ahhh...the good old days...

Gorilla Biscuits - New Direction - CBGB's - 2006


What do you mean it's time.
Time for me to grow up?
I don't want any part.
It's right to follow my heart.
The new kids ran.
Ran out the back door fast and the bands that came before they had their noses in the air.
Pretending that they care about our scene just because our money's green.
I'll tell you stage dives make me feel more alive than coded messages in slowed down songs.
Now you're so ashamed.
Now I'm so ashamed of you we believed the same things.
You stand to the side.
Rebirth or hardcore pride.
It all came true.
Too bad you can't see all the good things that I see.
Back in. Back in the days when I'd wait to see the old bands play.
It didn't seem like wasted days.
I was so sincere.
But now I see more clearly.
Music's only work to them.
It's not to me so I say.
Hats off to bands that change.
Good luck go your own way.
Why play for us if your hearts not in it?
Cause what might seem dumb to you is pounding in my heart.
Now you're so ashamed.
Now you're so ashamed of you.
We believed the same things.
You stand to the side rebirth of hardcore pride.
It all came true.
Too bad you can't see.
No you just can't f**king see it.
Now you just turn your back.
You said I don't want it anymore.
Old Friends you attack.
Out pain out of touch.
You don't get it do you?
New stage new ideas.
You don't have to make excuses for us.
Sitting there looking back I'm scared.
Don't spoil memories of the way things were.

The Smiths - There is a light that never goes out

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Favorite Smiths song ever.

"Sexuality, your rules do not apply to me" (Sexuality)

"This government had an idea and parliament made it law. Seems like it's illegal to fight for the union anymore" (Which Side Are You On?)

Both by Billy Bragg.


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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #65 : March 26, 2011, 01:20:42 AM »
Quite possibly my favorite song ever...

I was not up for saying grace
Hung up before our love had faced
A table set with spinning plates
Only our age between us

You remember in the living
There was no real forgiving.
In every age a common bent
To wonder on our innocence

I was that hungry little one
A pot of gold or a rising sun
Hung up on my confusion
My age was all, all that i was

You remember the young living
There was no real forgiving
Every age coming back
Wonder on at our innocence

Make no mistake
Are strong words
Lessons learned
Live longer
Make no mistake
Are strong words
Lessons learned
Live longer

You remember the young living (are strong words)
There was no real forgiving (live longer)
Every age coming back (are strong words)
Wonder on at our innocence (live longer)

It's only our age
I was not up for saying grace
Hung up before our love had faced
A table set with spinning plates
Only our age between us

You remember in the living
There was no real forgiving.
In every age a common bent
To wonder on our innocence

I was that hungry little one
A pot of gold or a rising sun
Hung up on my confusion
My age was all, all that i was

You remember the young living
There was no real forgiving
Every age coming back
Wonder on at our innocence

Make no mistake
Are strong words
Lessons learned
Live longer
Make no mistake
Are strong words
Lessons learned
Live longer


You remember the young living (are strong words)
There was no real forgiving (live longer)
Every age coming back (are strong words)
Wonder on at our innocence (live longer)

It's only our age

Constantines - Our Age

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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #66 : March 26, 2011, 03:04:33 AM »
Ok, just a few more. You have to love this. These are for all of you dealing with a breakup. Some of it's angry, some of it's wise.

Hot Water Music - Radio (Alkaline Trio Cover)


Shaking like a dog shittin' razorblades,
waking up next to nothing after dreaming of you and me
I'm waking up all alone, waking up so relieved
while you're taking your time with apologies,
I'm making my plans for revenge
Red eyes on orange horizons
If Columbus was wrong I'd drive straight off the edge
I'd drive straight off the edge

Taking your own life with boredom,
I'm taking my own life with wine -
it helps you to rule out the sorrow,
it helps me to empty my mind
Making the most of a bad time
I'm smoking the brains from my head
Leaving the coal calling the kettle black and orange and red
This kettle is seeing red

I've got a big fat f***in' bone to pick with you my darling
In case you haven't heard I'm sick and tired of trying
I wish you would take my radio to bathe with you,
plugged in and ready to fall

Shaking like a dog shittin' razorblades,
waking up next to nothing after dreaming of you and me
I'm waking up all alone, waking up so relieved
while you're taking your time with apologies,
I'm planning out my revenge
Red eyes on orange horizons
If Columbus was wrong I'd drive straight off the edge
I'm seeing red

I've got a big fat f***in' bone to pick with you my darling
In case you haven't heard I'm sick and tired of trying
I wish you would take my radio to bathe with you,
plugged in and ready to fall

Plugged in and ready to fall
Plugged in and ready to fall

Plugged in and ready to fall


Here's some actual Hot Water Music...
Hot Water Music - Remedy (The video's owner prevents external embedding)

I need a remedy of diesel and dust
Something I can taste whith a fix I can trust
Another high, more potent than lust.
Eating and repeating
like the working of rust and time.

I woke to the sound and the rhythm of rain
dancing down on the window pane.
Comatose. Eyes half closed.
Arms wrapped up with the wounds all sewn.
I froze from head to toe.
Clenched the jaw,
then felt my body roll over slow.

I must live to know that healing takes some time.

So no regrets, and no looking back to sinking ships.
I'll strip the gauze for a rational self-analysis.
"I'm down. Cut and bound.
Counting scars, and counting blessings loud."
So loud.

I must live to know that time alone is always
healing as long as there's bleeding.
No regrets, or falling fits.
I'll strip the gauze and bleed it.

There's no worry.
It's only simple therapy.

Hot Water Music - Trusty Chords


"You'll get it right sometime. You will."
I tell myself that everyday.
"You don't need to latch on to anything.
You'll just end up back here
In your little limbo scene."
It's repetitious and exhausting.
I might need some therapy;
Anything to keep me in check through the day.

Don't think about your lover.
You're already steady shaking."
I might need a sedative,
But I hate the taste of medicine.
"You just need to let her go."
These pills shaking in my hand
Just make me feel defeated,
Like I'm not able to just let her go away.

I hate this place but I love these chords.
"An empty fate just means an even score."
And the pain this morning...
It filled my head.
It's Jameson.
It means that I'm not dead.

And I just can't seem to get away
There's no such thing as escape,
Even with the sedatives
You're always in the same state,
Clutching to a limbo scene.
You're never changing anything,
You just stop the shaking.
And it's constantly repeated through the days.

Hot Water Music- I Was on a Mountain (The video's owner prevents external embedding)

I was hanging on by a little thread.
Just minutes before I was on a mountain.
I screamed "I can see all."
The ground broke from the sound.
It was all built on nothing.

Caution: the solid ground that you
Are on will slide from under you.

And the pretty lights down below
Begged me to just let go;
To let myself be condemned;
To start again.

Caution: the solid ground that you
Are on will slide from under you.
Caution: the solid ground that you
Are on will slide from under you.
Under you.

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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #67 : March 26, 2011, 04:43:03 AM »
One man has and another has not. How can you love what it is you have got, when you took it all from the weak hands of the poor, liers and thieves you know not what is in store. There will come a time I will look in your eyes. You will pray to the god that you always denied. Then I'll go out back and I'll get my gun, I'll say you haven't met me I am the only son

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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #68 : March 26, 2011, 08:21:12 PM »
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell,
Blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

Did they get you to trade
Your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
And cold comfort for change?
Did you exchange
A walk on part in the war,
For a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl,
Year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.





Pink Floyd - Fearless

You say the hill's too steep to climb
Climb it.
You say you'd like to see me try
Climbing.

You pick the place and I'll choose the time
And I'll climb
That hill in my own way.
Just wait a while for the right day.
And as I rise above the tree lines and the clouds
I look down, hearing the sound of the things you've said today.

Fearlessly the idiot faced the crowd
Smiling.
Merciless the magistrate turns 'round
Frowning.

And who's the fool who wears the crown?
No Doubt,
in your own way
And every day is the right day
And as you rise above the fear-lines in his brow
You look down, hearing the sound of the faces in the crowd.



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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #69 : March 26, 2011, 08:30:23 PM »
Social Distortion - I Was Wrong

Well, when I was young
I was so full of fear
I hid behind anger, held back the tears
It was me against the world,
I was sure that I'd win
But the world fought back, punished me for my sins
Well I felt so alone, so insecure
I blamed you instead made sure I was heard
And they tried to warn me of my evil ways
But I couldn't hear what they had to say

I was wrong
Self destruction's got me again
I was wrong
I realize now that I was wrong

And I think about my loves,
well I've had a few. Well I'm sorry that I hurt them,
Did I hurt you too?
I took what I wanted
Put my heart on the shelf
But how can you love me when you don't love yourself?
It was me against the world
I was sure that I'd win
The world fought back, punished me for my sins
And they tried to warn me
Of my evil ways
But I couldn't hear what they had to say
I was wrong
Self destruction's got me again
I was wrong
I realize now that I was wrong
I was wrong, yeah
I was wrong
I grew up fast
And I grew up hard
Something was wrong from the very start
I was fighting everybody
I was fighting everything
But the only one that I hurt was me
I got society's blood running down my face
Somebody help me get outta this place
How could someone's bad luck last so long?
Until I realized that I was wrong.
I was wrong
Self destruction's got me again
I was wrong
I realize now that I was wrong
I was wrong
Self destruction's got me again
I was wrong
The only moment that I was me
I was wrong

Social Distortion - I Was Wrong

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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #70 : March 26, 2011, 08:38:02 PM »
The Slackers - Rude and Reckless ;D

I asked my father for some advice,
He answered quickly, he didn't think twice.
He said a thinkin' man don't do too much,
Know what you're doing and do as you must.

And learn to be rude and reckless,
Don't make a fuss.
You have to be rude and reckless,
Do as you must.
You have to be hard and callous
In your heart and your hands.
Learn to be rude and reckless,
It'd make you a man.

I said now Papa, I'm just a boy.
I want to get groovy, I want to bring joy.
He said that's well and good for the son of a richer man,
But that ain't you now sonny, please understand.

You have to be rude and reckless,
It'd make you a man.
You have to be rude and reckless,
Don't misunderstand.
Women will try to run you,
And when they're done
You'll be a nice young man,
Not too much fun.
You have to be hard and callous,
You have to be strong.
You have to rude and reckless,
Don't be all wrong.
You have to be a no hesitation,
Don't think too much.
'Cause a good love is sayin'
Of a hand that leave a touch.

You have to be...

I said now Papa, I'm just a boy.
I want to get groovy, yeah, I want to bring joy.
He said that's well and good for the son of a richer man,
But that ain't you now sonny, please, please understand.

You have to be rude and reckless,
It's part of the plan.
You have to be rude and reckless,
Do right by your fellow man.
There should be no political correctness,
You have to drive fast.
You have to be strong, not wrong,
You have to be strong.

You have to be rude and reckless...

The Slackers: Rude and Reckless

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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #71 : March 27, 2011, 03:22:45 AM »
Sorry to repeat myself but I can actually add the video now so anyone who doesn't know the song will know what I mean.

Lyrics that mean far too much to me personally. I listened to this (or rather the NIN cover) on the drive away from my ex wife's house where I had to leave my kids behind. I'm never sure whether they helped me get through or almost tore me apart. For a while it was touch and go whether I would still be here today and even now, I can't listen to either version or even read the lyrics without a lump in my throat. It's a brilliant song anyway but a very powerful emotional anchor for me.

'Hurt' - Johnny Cash :

I hurt myself today
to see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
the only thing that's real
the needle tears a hole
the old familiar sting
try to kill it all away
but I remember everything
what have I become?
my sweetest friend
everyone I know
goes away in the end
and you could have it all
my empire of dirt

I will let you down
I will make you hurt

I wear this crown of thorns
upon my liar's chair
full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair
beneath the stains of time
the feelings disappear
you are someone else
I am still right here

what have I become?
my sweetest friend
everyone I know
goes away in the end
and you could have it all
my empire of dirt

I will let you down
I will make you hurt

if I could start again
a million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way.



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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #72 : March 27, 2011, 04:04:24 AM »
Sorry to repeat myself but I can actually add the video now so anyone who doesn't know the song will know what I mean.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clq01TXQR0s



Just so you know the Johnny Cash version is the cover mate. The song was written by Trent Reznor, not Johnny Cash. But Johnny's voice took this song to a whole new level and Trent has even been quoted as saying he prefers Johnny singing it.

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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #73 : March 27, 2011, 04:50:03 AM »
Just so you know the Johnny Cash version is the cover mate. The song was written by Trent Reznor, not Johnny Cash. But Johnny's voice took this song to a whole new level and Trent has even been quoted as saying he prefers Johnny singing it.
I didn't know that. I love the NIN version and have seen it performed live but the bit that niggles me is the lyric 'crown of sh*t' rather than 'crown of thorns'. Ruins it a bit.

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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #74 : March 27, 2011, 01:11:25 PM »
I didn't know that. I love the NIN version and have seen it performed live but the bit that niggles me is the lyric 'crown of sh*t' rather than 'crown of thorns'. Ruins it a bit.

Yeah, it was Johnny who cleaned it up with 'crown of thorns'. I remember when this came out he had only recently lost his wife, June Carter Cash. It made it that much sadder.

Good call, though. Gut-wrenching tune.

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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #75 : March 28, 2011, 02:02:00 AM »
I love lyrics that tell stories, like this one:

The Raconteurs - Carolina Drama

I'm not sure if there's a point to this story
But I'm going to tell it again
So many other people try to tell the tale
Not one of them knows the end

It was a junk-house in South Carolina
Held a boy the age of ten
Along with his older brother Billy
And a mother and her boyfriend
Who was a triple loser with some blue tattoos
That were given to him when he was young
And a drunk temper that was easy to lose
And thank god he didn't own a gun

Well, Billy woke up in the back of his truck
Took a minute to open his eyes
He took a peep into the back of the house
And found himself a big surprise
He didn't see his brother but there was his mother
With her red-headed head in her hands
While the boyfriend had his gloves wrapped around an old priest
Trying to choke the man

Ah Ah Ahhh...

Billy looked up from the window to the truck
Threw up, and had to struggle to stand
He saw that red-necked b***ard with a hammer
Turn the priest into a shell of a man
The priest was putting up the fight of his life
But he was old and he was bound to lose
The boyfriend hit as hard as he could
And knocked the priest right down to his shoes

Well, now Billy knew but never actually met
The preacher lying there in the room
He heard himself say, "That must be my daddy"
Then he knew what he was gonna do
Billy got up enough courage, took it up
And grabbed the first blunt thing he could find
It was a cold, glass bottle of milk
That got delivered every morning at nine

Ah Ah Ahhh...

Billy broke in and saw the blood on the floor, and
He turned around and put the lock on the door
He looked dead into the boyfriend's eye
His mother was a ghost, too upset to cry, then
He took a step toward the man on the ground
From his mouth trickled out a little audible sound
He heard the boyfriend shout, "Get out!"
And Billy said, "Not till I know what this is all about"
"Well, this preacher here was attacking your mama"
But Billy knew just who was starting the drama
So Billy took dead aim at his face
And smashed the bottle on the man who left his dad in disgrace, and
The white milk dripped down with the blood, and the
Boyfriend fell down dead for good
Right next to the preacher who was gasping for air
And Billy shouted, "Daddy, why'd you have to come back here?"
His mama reached behind the sugar and honey, and
Pulled out an envelope filled with money
"Your daddy gave us this," she collapsed in tears
"He's been paying all the bills for years"
"Mama, let's put this body underneath the trees
and put Daddy in the truck and head to Tennessee"
Just then, his little brother came in
Holding the milk man's hat and a bottle of gin singing,

La la la la, la la la la, yeah
La la la la, la la la la, yeah
La la la la, la la la la, yeah
La la la, la la la...
La la la la, la la la la, yeah
La la la la, la la la la, yeah
La la la la, la la la la, yeah
La la la, la la la...
La la la la, la la la la, yeah
La la la la, la la la la, yeah
La la la la, la la la la, yeah
La la la la, la la la la, yeah

Well now you heard another side to the story
But you wanna know how it ends?
If you must know, the truth about the tale
Go and ask the milkman

The Raconteurs - Carolina Drama


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Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
Reply #76 : March 28, 2011, 02:04:05 AM »
One of the best Bob Dylan lyrics

Bob Dylan - Desolation Row

They're selling postcards of the hanging
They're painting the passports brown
The beauty parlor is filled with sailors
The circus is in town
Here comes the blind commissioner
They've got him in a trance
One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker
The other is in his pants
And the riot squad they're restless
They need somewhere to go
As Lady and I look out tonight
From Desolation Row.

Cinderella, she seems so easy
"It takes one to know one," she smiles
And puts her hands in her back pockets
Bette Davis style
And in comes Romeo, he's moaning
"You belong to Me I Believe"
And someone says, "You're in the wrong place, my friend
You better leave"
And the only sound that's left
After the ambulances go
Is Cinderella sweeping up
On Desolation Row.

Now the moon is almost hidden
The stars are beginning to hide
The fortunetelling lady
Has even taken all her things inside
All except for Cain and Abel
And the hunchback of Notre Dame
Everybody is making love
Or else expecting rain
And the Good Samaritan, he's dressing
He's getting ready for the show
He's going to the carnival tonight
On Desolation Row.
Now Ophelia, she's 'neath the window
For her I feel so afraid
On her twenty-second birthday
She already is an old maid
To her, death is quite romantic
She wears an iron vest
Her profession's her religion
Her sin is her lifelessness
And though her eyes are fixed upon
Noah's great rainbow
She spends her time peeking
Into Desolation Row.

Einstein, disguised as Robin Hood
With his memories in a trunk
Passed this way an hour ago
With his friend, a jealous monk
He looked so immaculately frightful
As he bummed a cigarette
Then he went off sniffing drainpipes
And reciting the alphabet
You would not think to look at him
But he was famous long ago
For playing the electric violin
On Desolation Row.

Dr. Filth, he keeps his world
Inside of a leather cup
But all his sexless patients
They're trying to blow it up
Now his nurse, some local loser
She's in charge of the cyanide hole
And she also keeps the cards that read
"Have Mercy on His Soul"
They all play on penny whistles
You can hear them blow
If you lean your head out far enough
From Desolation Row.
Across the street they've nailed the curtains
They're getting ready for the feast
The Phantom of the Opera
In a perfect image of a priest
They're spoonfeeding Casanova
To get him to feel more assured
Then they'll kill him with self-confidence
After poisoning him with words
And the Phantom's shouting to skinny girls
"Get outa here if you don't know"
Casanova is just being punished for going
To Desolation Row.

At midnight all the agents
And the superhuman crew
Come out and round up everyone
That knows more than they do
Then they bring them to the factory
Where the heart-attack machine
Is strapped across their shoulders
And then the kerosene
Is brought down from the castles
By insurance men who go
Check to see that nobody is escaping
To Desolation Row.

Praise be to Nero's Neptune
The Titanic sails at dawn
Everybody's shouting
"Which side are you on ?"
And Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot
Fighting in the captain's tower
While calypso singers laugh at them
And fishermen hold flowers
Between the windows of the sea
Where lovely mermaids flow
And nobody has to think too much
About Desolation Row.
Yes, I received your letter yesterday
About the time the door knob broke
When you asked me how I was doing
Was that some kind of joke ?
All these people that you mention
Yes, I know them, they're quite lame
I had to rearrange their faces
And give them all another name
Right now I can't read too good
Dont send me no more letters no
Not unless you mail them
From Desolation Row.

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Reply #77 : March 28, 2011, 09:45:36 AM »
Sorry to repeat myself but I can actually add the video now so anyone who doesn't know the song will know what I mean.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clq01TXQR0s



Do you know that Cash covered Soundgarden's Rusty Cage too.
He's covered some quality music.

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Reply #78 : March 28, 2011, 09:50:14 AM »
Do you know that Cash covered Soundgarden's Rusty Cage too.
He's covered some quality music.
Yeah, that one I did know but not until a couple of years ago. I was listening to a Johnny Cash album (Unchained?) without track listings and thought, 'hang on, this sounds familiar' ;D

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Reply #79 : March 28, 2011, 09:54:25 AM »
Yeah, that one I did know but not until a couple of years ago. I was listening to a Johnny Cash album (Unchained?) without track listings and thought, 'hang on, this sounds familiar' ;D

I remember getting slated by one of my mates years ago over Hurt.
He asked me what my favourite Johnny Cash song was and I said Hurt.
He went made.

That's not one of his songs it's a cover of NIN. I hate when people say that's there favourite.

I told him to get over it. Just because it's a cover doesn't mean it's not his best song. Heartbreaking song that.

San Quentin Prison is a great album. It's almost like a riot is about to break out. I love the bit when he asks for some water after winding up the guards with the San Quentin song and one of the prisoners shouts at him not to drink it. Classic

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Reply #80 : March 28, 2011, 10:02:21 AM »
Yeah 'Hurt' is both my favourite Cash song and NIN song!

To see Trent Reznor perform it on a dark stage with just a dim red spotlight on him is a special moment.

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Reply #81 : March 28, 2011, 04:39:12 PM »
I think Glasvegas James Allan is a great lyricist and this is my favourite of his from It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry.


So this is where the outcome unfurls and the truth is being told
A cloud has gathered over my head and now i know
Infidelity and my good friend ecstasy doesn't work, it makes you worse
I'm feeling so guilty about the things i said to my mum when i was ten years old
I'm feeling so guilty about any old sh*t
And how I think my missus is f**king every guy that she looks at
This is it, the end was always coming and now its here

So this is the grande finale
The crescendo of demise
This is the happy ending
Where the bad guy goes down and dies
This is the end
With me on my knees and wondering why?
Cross my heart, hope to die
Its my own cheating heart that makes me cry

Glasvegas its my own cheating heart

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Reply #82 : April 01, 2011, 08:16:05 PM »
Fake Plastic Trees

She lives with a broken man
A cracked polystyrene man
Who just crumbles and burns
He used to do surgery
For girls in the eighties
But gravity always wins

It wears him out, it wears him out
It wears him out, it wears him out

Radiohead-Fake Plastic Trees

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Reply #83 : April 03, 2011, 05:06:13 PM »
I know she won't be classed as a lyrical genius or anything like that, but I really like the lyrics to this one as I feel that money is not everything, is not the end of the world and don't need it to be happy. If you have your friends, your music, Liverpool and a beer, what more do you need? ;D

Jessie J - Price Tag ft. B.o.B.


Everybody look to their left (yeah)
Everybody look to their right (ha)
Can you feel that (yeah)
We're paying with love tonight
It's not about the money, money, money
We don't need your money, money, money
We just wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the Price Tag
Ain't about the (uh) Cha-Ching Cha-Ching.
Aint about the (yeah) Ba-Bling Ba-Bling
Wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the Price Tag.

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Reply #84 : April 03, 2011, 05:15:23 PM »
Well my baby calls me the Loch Ness Monster
Two great big humps then I'm gone

Grinderman - Worm Tamer  ;D
WE MUST KEEP THE LIVERPOOL WAY!

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Reply #85 : April 03, 2011, 05:26:24 PM »
Shame they split up.
The Depreciation Guild – My Chariot

terrifying is the sound, the ice breaks beneath you
they would never pull you out, but i would and i will
drawing ever closer now, the construct surrounds you
i can only give you more, though you push me away

the hole you feed, it will gratify you instantly
but what of me, am i far too real for you to see?

"the end is nigh, it lives i die
or bow before its feet
we synthesize, blow open wide
and i'll wake up obsolete"

all alone out there,
miles of beach stretched between us
all your feelings soiled with with acid and sad
crawling through the sand, your mountain of data
everything you've sought, corrupted and bad

the hole you feed, it will gratify you instantly
but what of me, am i far too real to see

"the end is nigh, it lives i die
or bow before its feet
we synthesize, blow open wide
and i'll wake up obsolete"

in the waning light of what's digital
make you whole
I will pick you up, i'm your chariot
take you home

The Depreciation Guild - My Chariot

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Reply #86 : April 03, 2011, 05:44:10 PM »
Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode
All I ever wanted, all I ever needed
Is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

How to Save a Life - The Fray

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

Land of Confusion - Genesis
There's too many men, too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round

This is Your Life - The Killers
The sky is full of dreams
But you don’t know how to fly

She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
It’s not always rainbows and butterflies
It’s compromise that moves us along
My heart is full and my door’s always open
You can come anytime you want

Invincible - Muse
And during the struggle
They will pull us down
But please, please let's use this chance to
Turn things around
And tonight we can truly say
Together we're invincible


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Reply #87 : April 17, 2011, 11:55:35 PM »
Just heard this song again today and a very powerful lyric in my opinion.


Daddy don't go out tonight
Just stay home till morning light
Me and mamma don't feel right
Please hold us tight
Daddy why did you go to work
When you know just how much we love you so
Please come back tomorrow


They're giving out guns in the ghetto
They're saying they will set you free
One day I'll have children of my own
But I'm afraid they won't have me

UB40 GUNS IN THE GHETTO



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Reply #88 : April 18, 2011, 03:04:05 AM »
A couple of Tim Minchin efforts


The Good Book

Swing your daughter by the hand
But if she gets raped by a man
And refuses then to marry him
Stone her to death!

If you just close your eyes and block your ears
To the accumulated knowledge of the last two thousand years
Then morally, guess what? You're off the hook
And thank Christ you only have to read one book

Just because the book's contents
Were written generations hence
By hairy desert-dwelling gents
Squatting in their dusty tents
Just because what Heaven said
Was said before they'd leavened bread
Just 'cos Jesus couldn't read
Doesn't mean that we should need
When manipulating human genes
To alleviate pain and fight disease
When deciding whether it's wrong or right
To help the dyin' let go of life
Or stop a pregnancy when it's
Just a tiny blastocyst
There's no reason why we should take a look
At any other book
But the Good Book
'Cause it's good
And it's a book
And it's a book
And it's quite good!

Good is good and evil's bad
And kids get killed when God gets mad
And you'd better take a good look
At the Good Book

Prejudice

In our modern free-spoken society
There is a word that we still hold taboo
A word with a terrible history
Of being used to abuse, oppress and subdue
Just six seemingly harmless letters
Arranged in a way that will form a word
With more power than the pieces of metal
That are forged to make swords

A couple of Gs, an R and an E, an I and an N
Just six little letters all jumbled together
Have caused damage that we may never mend
And it's important that we all respect
That if these people should happen to choose
To reclaim the word as their own
It doesn't meant the rest of you have a right to it's use

So never under estimate
The power that language imparts
Sticks and stones may break your bones
But words can break hearts
A couple of Gs - jeez, unless you've had to live it
An R and an E - even I am careful with it
An I and an N - and in the end it will only offend
Don't want to have to spell it out again...

Yeah

Only a ginger can call another ginger, ginger
Only a ginger can call another ginger, ginger
So listen to me if you care for your health
You won't call me ginger 'less you're ginger yourself
Only a ginger can call another ginger, ginger
POETRY

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Reply #89 : April 18, 2011, 10:08:52 AM »
The levellers another mans cause.

levellers-another mans cause-lyrics


Gunshots shatter in the peace of night
Just another fire fight
For the people of this little town
But for the dying soldier
Well he's feeling ten years older
As he's lying face down on the ground
All the words that are in his head
And all the words his mother said
As she would put him to bed back home

Your daddy well he died in the Falklands
Fighting for another man's cause
And your brother he was killed in the Last War
And your mother well she's lying home alone

Every day she sees your face
On the picture on the fireplace
With your brother as he was leaving school
Then a day came five years ago
You said, "Mother, I need to know"
And you spoke the words your brother spoke before
"I seen the things my Daddy's done
And I've seen the medals Daddy's won
And I know that this is what he would have wanted for me."

But, your daddy well he died in the Falklands
Fighting for another man's cause
And your brother he was killed in the Last War
And your mother well she's lying home alone

Now she wonders at it all
Just in whose name do these brave young heroes fall
And how many more are going to answer that call
They're going to fight and die in another country's war
They're going die for a religion they don't believe in at all
They're die in a place they should never've been at all
Oh, never've been at all

'Cause, your daddy well he died in the Falklands
Fighting for another man's cause
And your brother he was killed in the Last War
And your mother well she's lying home alone

And your daddy well he died in the Falklands
Fighting for another man's cause
And your brother he was killed in the Last War
And your mother well she's lying home alone