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      Favourite Musical Lyrics
      : Mar 15, 2011 02:39:10 pm »
      After seeing the success of the Number 1 Album thread and how hard it was to pick just the one, I got thinking about all the amazing albums in there and bands, and even ones not mentioned. It also struck me how certain bands/albums can really define a generation or even just a period in your life, so was just wondering what everyone's favourite lines from a song are?

      I won't be mean and just limit you to just one verse, but don't go overboard ;)

      Mine would be:

      "There's really nothing, nothing we can do
      Love must be forgotten, life can always start up anew.
      The models will have children, we'll get a divorce
      We'll find some more models, everything must run it's course."

      MGMT - Time To Pretend - Official Music Video

      Really love the song as a whole and all the lyrics in it. The song really did define me at a particular time on my life but I picked that verse as I was going through loads of sh*t with a girl at the time and just really loved the lyrics.
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      Reply #1 : Mar 15, 2011 02:50:44 pm »
      The Killers - When you were young is the song, and my sig is my most favorite verse.
      Also no matter what people think of Bono, U2 have many great lyrics in their songs IMO.
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      Reply #2 : Mar 15, 2011 03:43:05 pm »
      The Killers - When you were young is the song, and my sig is my most favorite verse.
      Also no matter what people think of Bono, U2 have many great lyrics in their songs IMO.

      Pride being one of them!

      Still love the thought of the fans singing that at the players back in the airport after Strasbourg in 97.
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      Reply #3 : Mar 15, 2011 10:56:04 pm »
      There are loads I will probably post in here but first off one of my favourite lyrics and it's the whole song. Posted it a while ago in The Smiths thread and to me it's perfection.

      Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want

      Good times for a change
      See, the luck I've had
      Can make a good man
      Turn bad

      So please please please
      Let me, let me, let me
      Let me get what I want
      This time

      Haven't had a dream in a long time
      See, the life I've had
      Can make a good man bad

      So for once in my life
      Let me get what I want
      Lord knows, it would be the first time
      Lord knows, it would be the first time

      The Smiths Please, please, please, let me get what I want
      One of Morrisey's greatest lyrics in my opinion and there are many to choose from.
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      Reply #4 : Mar 15, 2011 10:59:04 pm »
      I won't be mean and just limit you to just one verse, but don't go overboard ;)

      Ha. Just seen this mate!

      I know I posted the whole song above but it's so short I don't think it's overboard. :D
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      Reply #5 : Mar 15, 2011 11:03:56 pm »
      First one into my head, Tupac, Runnin;

      "Why am I fighting to live, if I'm just living to fight
      Why am I trying to see, when there ain't nothing in sight
      Why am I trying to give, when no one gives me a try
      Why am I dying to live, if I'm just living to die."
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      Reply #6 : Mar 15, 2011 11:09:01 pm »
      There's a lyric I've always loved from a band that otherwise were disappointing. Alien Ant Farm - The Movies. At slow speed we all seem focused
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      Reply #7 : Mar 15, 2011 11:14:34 pm »
      Could of picked one of several from Gun n Roses' Civil War, but this one will have to do.


      My hands are tied
      For all I've seen has changed my mind
      But still the wars go on as the years go by
      With no love of God or our human rights
      and all these dreams are swept aside
      By bloody hands of the hypnotized
      Who carry the cross of homicide
      And history bears the scars of our civil wars
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      Reply #8 : Mar 15, 2011 11:16:29 pm »
      Hard to pick a favourite of all time. It's mood dependant. Queens of The Stone Age - Go With The Flow. Soundgarden - Rusty Cage or The Day I Tried to Live. Pearl Jam. . . I don't know where to start as Vedder is a poet but go to the grunge thread and you'll find the lyrics to indifference. Beautiful song. Elderly Woman Behind A Counter In A Small Town. . . Always love those lyrics. If it's unrequited love then look no further than Pearl Jam - Black
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      Reply #9 : Mar 15, 2011 11:19:45 pm »
      One of my favourite lyrics from the last year. I love the whole song but this is my favourite part.

      And I cannot hold a candle for every pretty girl
      We were strangers many hours
      And I missed you for so long
      When we were lions, lovers in combat
      Faded like your name on those jeans that I burned

      But I am older now
      And we did it when we were young
      I am older now
      And we did it when we were young


      The Gaslight Anthem - We did it when we were young

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      Reply #10 : Mar 15, 2011 11:26:50 pm »
      Masters of War. . . Another song with inspired lyrics. Oh dear there are far too many music threads for me to take in. I could spend a long time delving into these. Hallelujah - another masterpiece. Okay this is worse than the favourite album thread. I can mail my number one to the mast there, but this is lyrics. . . A singular part of a complex song structure. I have many lyrics I love, but they might not be my favourite song because the acoustics or beats that accompany it might not finish it off for me. Agh!
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      Reply #11 : Mar 15, 2011 11:28:44 pm »

      MGMT - Time To Pretend - Official Music Video

      Really love the song as a whole and all the lyrics in it. The song really did define me at a particular time on my life but I picked that verse as I was going through loads of sh*t with a girl at the time and just really loved the lyrics.

      Love this song as well but my favourite lyric from it is this

      This is our decision to live fast and die young.
      We've got the vision, now let's have some fun.



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      Reply #12 : Mar 15, 2011 11:30:05 pm »
      Masters of War. . . Another song with inspired lyrics. Oh dear there are far too many music threads for me to take in. I could spend a long time delving into these. Hallelujah - another masterpiece. Okay this is worse than the favourite album thread. I can mail my number one to the mast there, but this is lyrics. . . A singular part of a complex song structure. I have many lyrics I love, but they might not be my favourite song because the acoustics or beats that accompany it might not finish it off for me. Agh!

      I'm not even thinking about a favourite lyric racer mate as I just could not do it. There are too many lyrics I love for different reasons and I'm just going to think over them and post when I remember them.
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      Reply #13 : Mar 15, 2011 11:51:21 pm »
      Bono is a stunning lyricist. Whether it's from the enlightening inspirational lyrics of One or the moving and deeply sad Mothers of the Disappeared. My favourite lyric (from U2 at least) is from the song The Unforgettable Fire from the album of the same name.

      'Carnival
      The wheels fly and the colours spin
      Through alcohol
      Red wine that punctures the skin'

      Stunningly beautiful song. Amazing album as well.

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      Reply #14 : Mar 15, 2011 11:56:46 pm »
      Bono is a stunning lyricist. Whether it's from the enlightening inspirational lyrics of One or the moving and deeply sad Mothers of the Disappeared. My favourite lyric (from U2 at least) is from the song The Unforgettable Fire from the album of the same name.

      Bono is a really good lyricist and this is a personal favourite of mine as it was our wedding song ( soppy I know!!), but it is just a great song


      You say you want
      Diamonds on a ring of gold
      Your story to remain untold
      Your love not to grow cold

      All the promises we break
      From the cradle to the grave
      When all I want is you

      U2 All I Want is YOU LIVE Milan
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      Reply #15 : Mar 15, 2011 11:58:34 pm »
      The more you know the less you feel
      Some pray for others steal
      Blessings are not just for the ones who kneel luckily


      City of blinding lights U2
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      Reply #16 : Mar 16, 2011 12:02:06 am »
      Bono is a really good lyricist and a personal favourite of mine as it was our wedding song ( soppy I know!!), but it is just a great song


      You say you want
      Diamonds on a ring of gold
      Your story to remain untold
      Your love not to grow cold

      All the promises we break
      From the cradle to the grave
      When all I want is you

      U2 All I Want is YOU LIVE Milan
      Oh srslfc you just killed me with this one :) I love U2 and this is my absolutely favorite song of theirs, but not the album version, this one, the one live in their concert in Milan, love the new arrangement of the song and love Edge's guitar solos. Pure perfection

      EDIT: Sorry for going off topic
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      Reply #17 : Mar 16, 2011 12:07:03 am »
      Oh srslfc you just killed me with this one :) I love U2 and this is my absolutely favorite song of theirs, but not the album version, this one, the one live in their concert in Milan, love the new arrangement of the song and love Edge's guitar solos. Pure perfection

      EDIT: Sorry for going off topic

      It is a great song.

       Me and my missus are not into the usual 'love' songs and both of us love the lyrics of this song and is my favourite U2 song as well, so that's why it was the one for the big day!!
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      Reply #18 : Mar 16, 2011 01:46:00 am »
      The more you know the less you feel
      Some pray for others steal
      Blessings are not just for the ones who kneel luckily

      One of my all time favourites! I just LOVE the last line! Genius!
      Anyone listened to Zooropa (one of my favourite U2 albums) and heard the last track on it called The Wanderer. Written by U2 but lead vocals by Johnny Cash. It is about a post nuclear bomb attack and is simply one of the best songs ever written! This lyric gets me

      I went out walking
      Under an atomic sky
      Where the ground won't turn
      And the rain it burns
      Like the tears when I said goodbye.

      Simply the best band of the last 30 years in my opinion! I don't even have to challenge that. The Smiths come closest to them.
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      Reply #19 : Mar 16, 2011 08:58:35 am »
      Yes, my guard stood hard when abstract threats
      Too noble to neglect
      Deceived me into thinking
      I had something to protect
      Good and bad, I define these terms
      Quite clear, no doubt, somehow
      Ah, but I was so much older then
      I’m younger than that now

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      Reply #20 : Mar 16, 2011 09:43:38 am »
      Indifference lyrics

      i will light the match this mornin', so i won't be alone
      watch as she lies silent, for soon light will be gone
      i will stand arms outstretched, pretend i'm free to roam
      i will make my way, through, one more day in hell...
      how much difference does it make
      how much difference does it make...
      i will hold the candle till it burns up my arm
      i'll keep takin' punches until their will grows tired
      i will stare the sun down until my eyes go blind
      hey i won't change direction, and i won't change my mind
      how much difference does it make
      how much difference does it make..
      how much difference...
      i'll swallow poison, until i grow immune
      i will scream my lungs out till it fills this room
      how much difference
      how much difference
      how much difference does it make
      how much difference does it make...




      Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town lyrics




      I seem to recognize your face
      Haunting, familiar yet, I can't seem to place it
      Cannot find the candle of thought to light your name
      Lifetimes are catching up with me

      All these changes taking place
      I wish I'd seen the place
      But no one's ever taken me

      Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away
      Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away

      I swear, I recognize your breath
      Memories like fingerprints are slowly raising
      Me, you wouldn't recall for I'm not my former
      It's hard when you're stuck upon the shelf

      I changed by not changing at all
      Small town predicts my fate
      Perhaps that's what no one wants to see
      I just want to scream hello

      Well, my God it's been too long
      Never dreamed You'd return
      But now here You are and here I am

      Hearts and thoughts they fade away

      Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away
      Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away
      Hearts and thoughts they fade away
      Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away
      Fade away, fade away



      Rearviewmirror



      i took a drive today
      time to emancipate
      i guess it was the beatings made me wise
      but i'm not about to give thanks, or apologize
      i couldn't breathe, holdin' me down
      hand on my face, pushed to the ground
      enmity gauged, united by fear
      forced to endure what i could not forgive...
      i seem to look away
      wounds in the mirror waved
      it wasn't my surface most defiled
      head at your feet, fool to your crown
      fist on my plate, swallowed it down
      enmity gauged, united by fear
      tried to endure what i could not forgive
      saw things
      saw things
      saw things
      saw things
      clearer
      clearer
      once you, were in my...
      rearview mirror...
      i gather speed from you f**king with me
      once and for all i'm far away
      i hardly believe, finally the shades...are raised...
      saw things so much clearer
      once you, once you...
      rearviewmirror...
      saw things so much clearer
      once you, once you...
      rearviewmirror...



      Black




      Sheets of empty canvas, untouched sheets of clay
      Were laid spread out before me, as her body once did
      All five horizons revolved around her soul, as the earth to the sun
      Now the air I tasted and breathed has taken a turn

      Ooh, and all I taught her was everything
      Ooh, I know she gave me all that she wore
      And now my bitter hands shake beneath the clouds
      Of what was everything

      All the pictures had
      All been washed in black, tattooed everything
      I take a walk outside, I'm surrounded by some kids at play
      I can feel their laughter, so why do I sear?

      And twisted thoughts that spin round my head
      I'm spinning, oh, I'm spinning
      How quick the sun can, drop away
      And now my bitter hands cradle broken glass
      Of what was everything

      All the pictures had
      All been washed in black, tattooed everything
      All the love gone bad, turned my world to black
      Tattooed all I see, all that I am, all I'll be, yeah

      I know someday you'll have a beautiful life
      I know you'll be a star in somebody else's sky
      But why, why, why can't it be, can't it be mine?
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      Reply #21 : Mar 16, 2011 09:44:44 am »

      "Hallelujah"

      I've heard there was a secret chord
      That David played, and it pleased the Lord
      But you don't really care for music, do you?
      It goes like this
      The fourth, the fifth
      The minor fall, the major lift
      The battle king composing Hallelujah
      Hallelujah
      Hallelujah
      Hallelujah
      Hallelujah

      Your faith was strong but you needed proof
      You saw her bathing on the roof
      Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
      She tied you to a kitchen chair
      She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
      And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

      Baby I have been here before
      I know this room, I've walked this floor
      I used to live alone before I knew you.
      I've seen your flag on the marble arch
      Love is not a victory march
      It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah

      There was a time you let me know
      What's really going on below
      But now you never show it to me, do you?
      And remember when I moved in with you
      The holy dove was moving too
      And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah

      Maybe there’s a God above
      But all I’ve ever learned from love
      Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
      It’s not a cry you can hear at night
      It’s not somebody who has seen the light
      It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah

      You say I took the name in vain
      I don't even know the name
      But if I did, well really, what's it to you?
      There's a blaze of light in every word
      It doesn't matter which you heard
      The holy or the broken Hallelujah

      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah

      I did my best, it wasn't much
      I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
      I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you
      And even though it all went wrong
      I'll stand before the Lord of Song
      With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah
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      Reply #22 : Mar 16, 2011 09:45:28 am »
      Masters of War

      Come you masters of war
      You that build the big guns
      You that build the death planes
      You that build all the bombs
      You that hide behind walls
      You that hide behind desks
      I just want you to know
      I can see through your masks.

      You that never done nothin'
      But build to destroy
      You play with my world
      Like it's your little toy
      You put a gun in my hand
      And you hide from my eyes
      And you turn and run farther
      When the fast bullets fly.

      Like Judas of old
      You lie and deceive
      A world war can be won
      You want me to believe
      But I see through your eyes
      And I see through your brain
      Like I see through the water
      That runs down my drain.

      You fasten all the triggers
      For the others to fire
      Then you set back and watch
      When the death count gets higher
      You hide in your mansion'
      As young people's blood
      Flows out of their bodies
      And is buried in the mud.

      You've thrown the worst fear
      That can ever be hurled
      Fear to bring children
      Into the world
      For threatening my baby
      Unborn and unnamed
      You ain't worth the blood
      That runs in your veins.

      How much do I know
      To talk out of turn
      You might say that I'm young
      You might say I'm unlearned
      But there's one thing I know
      Though I'm younger than you
      That even Jesus would never
      Forgive what you do.

      Let me ask you one question
      Is your money that good
      Will it buy you forgiveness
      Do you think that it could
      I think you will find
      When your death takes its toll
      All the money you made
      Will never buy back your soul.

      And I hope that you die
      And your death'll come soon
      I will follow your casket
      In the pale afternoon
      And I'll watch while you're lowered
      Down to your deathbed
      And I'll stand over your grave
      'Til I'm sure that you're dead.
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      Reply #23 : Mar 16, 2011 10:48:21 am »
      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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      Reply #24 : Mar 16, 2011 11:06:45 am »
      For the ladies, one hundred and ninety-five pounds of beef,
      chinky eyes, curly hair and gold teeth,
      Swingin' with this here stud, you need practice,
      i'm leaving floods of blood on your mattress,
      I'll leave you holdin' your swollen backside and rollin',
      fillin' all three holes just like bowlin',
      Don't ask me what the price is,
      but it's more than your battery-operated devices



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      Reply #25 : Mar 16, 2011 12:39:05 pm »
      ignorance to cope man, ignorance is bliss. ignorance is love and i need that sh*t - Kid Cudi
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      Reply #26 : Mar 16, 2011 12:42:14 pm »
      back when I didn't drink, I useta like these lyrics a lot.

      "They say the devils water it ain't so sweet,
      you don't have to drink right now,
      but you can dip your feet
      every once in a little while"

      KateMKD_Red also likes it ;D
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      Reply #27 : Mar 16, 2011 12:44:16 pm »
      back when I didn't drink, I useta like these lyrics a lot.

      "They say the devils water it ain't so sweet,
      you don't have to drink right now,
      but you can dip your feet
      every once in a little while"

      KateMKD_Red also likes it ;D

      The Killers?
      When You Were Young?
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      Reply #28 : Mar 16, 2011 12:45:08 pm »
      The Killers?
      When You Were Young?

      It is indeed.

      Really loved them between like 14-17. Still loves them albums but not the band as much anymore.
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      Reply #29 : Mar 16, 2011 12:47:09 pm »
      It is indeed.

      Really loved them between like 14-17. Still loves them albums but not the band as much anymore.
      Their debut album was fantastic.
      Then they vanished up their own arse

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