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      Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
      Reply #60 : Mar 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
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      Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
      Reply #62 : Mar 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 : Mar 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   
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      Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
      Reply #64 : Mar 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
      [/quote]

      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.

      Quality!
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      Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
      Reply #65 : Mar 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 : Mar 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

      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

      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 : Mar 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 : Mar 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.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11UUVzlI6hI



      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.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvPiv7F1lfE
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      Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
      Reply #69 : Mar 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 : Mar 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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      Reply #71 : Mar 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.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clq01TXQR0s
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      Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
      Reply #72 : Mar 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 : Mar 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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      Reply #74 : Mar 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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      Reply #75 : Mar 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 : Mar 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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      Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
      Reply #77 : Mar 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 : Mar 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 : Mar 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 : Mar 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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      Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
      Reply #81 : Mar 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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      Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
      Reply #82 : Apr 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 : Apr 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 : Apr 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
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      Reply #85 : Apr 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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      Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
      Reply #86 : Apr 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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      Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
      Reply #87 : Apr 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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      Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
      Reply #88 : Apr 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
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      Re: Favourite Musical Lyrics
      Reply #89 : Apr 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

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