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Topic: Favourite Song Lyrics

  1. the_motorcycle_boy
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    8 January 2016
    Hi Everyone,

    I thought having a thread for people's favourite song lyrics might be a good idea. Here's a few of mine to get things going. Please remember any lyrics will do, short, long, even your own, Enjoy!




    "Only humans carry their past around" The Fall

    "Let it be" The Beatles

    "Who's pushin' the pedals on the season cycle?" XTC

    "Between thought and expression lies a lifetime" The Velvet Underground

  2. Scotchfinger
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    8 January 2016 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy

    Still Crazy after all these Years   Paul Simon

    I just grew ,    ......tangled up in blue    (Bob Dylan)

    I haven't known peace and quiet for so long, I can't remember what it's like (Idiot Wind) Bob Dylan

  3. Scotchfinger
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    8 January 2016 in reply to Scotchfinger

    At 17 I learnt the truth, that love was meant for beauty queens and those of us with ravaged faces, lacking in the social graces, desperately remained at home, inventing lovers on the phone  (Janis Ian)

  4. Moonstruck
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    8 January 2016 in reply to Scotchfinger

      "Who can explain it?  Who can tell you why?

    Fools give you reasons - wise men never try"

     (Some Enchanted Evening from Rodgers & Hammersteins "South Pacific")

     

  5. Durras
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    8 January 2016 in reply to Moonstruck

    Don't Give Up - cause you have friends

    Don't Give Up - You're not beaten yet

    Don't Give Up - I know you can make it good

    Don't Give Up - Be proud of who you are

    This song Don't Give Up by Peter Gabriel

    I need to really keep this in the forefront of my mind.

  6. Scotchfinger
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    9 January 2016 in reply to Durras

    Yesterday all my troubles seem so far away, now it looks as though they are here to stay.

    Always look on the bright side of death. (Monty Python)

    Just because you're anxious and depressed, doesn't mean you're life is improving. (The Seakettles)

  7. the_motorcycle_boy
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    10 January 2016 in reply to Scotchfinger
    Thanks Scotchfinger, Moonstruck and Durras, you all have some great lyrics...Dylan, Gabriel, The Seakettles and, for a little class Rodgers & Hammerstein! Here's a few more I've come across....



    "I'm waiting on the empty docks, Watching the ships come in, I'm waiting for the agony to stop, Oh, let the happiness in, I'm watching as the gulls all settle down, Upon the empty vessels, The faded whites of their wedding gowns, The songs of hopeless selflessness". Let the Happiness In - David Sylvian.

    "Long you live and high you fly, And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry, And all you touch and all you see, Is all your life will ever be"  Breathe - Pink Floyd.

    "And if I seem a little strange, well that's because I am" Unloveable - The Smiths

    "Well, I've been down so very damn long That it looks like up to me" Been Down SO Long - The Doors
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  8. Moonstruck
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    11 January 2016 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy

    ...."May you always walk in sunshine...slumber warm when night winds blow.

    May you always live with laughter....for a smile becomes you so

    And may good fortune find your doorway, may the Bluebird sing your song

    May no trouble travel your way...may no worries stay too long.

    May all heartaches be forgotten - may no tears be spilled

    May old acquaintance be remembered - and your cup of kindness filled.

    And may you always be a dreamer - may your wildest dreams come true

    May you find someone to love.....as much as I love you."   (The McGuire Sisters - 1950s)

  9. the_motorcycle_boy
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    12 January 2016 in reply to Moonstruck
    Thanks Moonstruck really enjoyed your lyrics from The McGuire Sisters, just shows how timeless they are.

    Couldn't let the day go by without some kind of a tribute to David Bowie who has just passed away. I know he has written many, many hits but I've chosen this song  from the album "Space Oddity".




    "Memory Of A Free Festival"


    The Children of the summer's end
    Gathered in the dampened grass
    We played Our songs and felt the London sky
    Resting on our hands
    It was God's land
    It was ragged and naive
    It was Heaven

    Touch, We touched the very soul
    Of holding each and every life
    We claimed the very source of joy ran through
    It didn't, but it seemed that way
    I kissed a lot of people that day

    Oh, to capture just one drop of all the ecstasy that swept that afternoon
    To paint that love
    upon a white balloon
    And fly it from
    the topest top of all the tops
    That man has pushed beyond his brain
    Satori must be something
    just the same

    We scanned the skies with rainbow eyes and saw machines of every shape and size
    We talked with tall Venusians passing through
    And Peter tried to climb aboard but the Captain shook his head
    And away they soared
    Climbing through
    the ivory vibrant cloud
    Someone passed some bliss among the crowd
    And We walked back to the road, unchained

    "The Sun Machine is Coming Down, and We're Gonna Have a Party
    The Sun Machine is Coming Down, and We're Gonna Have a Party
    The Sun Machine is Coming Down, and We're Gonna Have a Party
    The Sun Machine is Coming Down, and We're Gonna Have a Party
    The Sun Machine is Coming Down, and We're Gonna Have a Party."
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  10. Moonstruck
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    12 January 2016 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy

    ....Thanks for that tribute to David Bowie.......re my last posting "May You Always"....must have been in a soppy mood to send that old one!  Everyone must think I'm about 96 years old!.....no, I'm a pretty groovy chick!! (ha ha)

    "To every thing..Turn Turn Turn

    There is a season...turn turn turn.....and a time for every purpose...under heaven"  (The Byrds I think)

  11. Scotchfinger
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    12 January 2016 in reply to Moonstruck

    People on the streets

    in the need are they

    Under pressure

    (Bowie and Freddie M)

  12. Durras
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    12 January 2016 in reply to Scotchfinger

    OR

    They are dancing in the streets

    Bowie and Mick J

  13. Neil_1
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    12 January 2016 in reply to Durras

    Here's one awesome one from Bryan Adams and I've highlighted some particularly excellent parts in it:

    Victim Of Love

    Livin' on your own can be a lonely game

    A face in the crowd - no one knows your name

    It’s a table for one and a broken heart to go

     

    She's the kind of lover that you always dreamed

    Would come to stay and never wanna leave

    But that's all changed - she's dealt the final blow

    Heaven knows what you were thinkin' of

    Don't blame yourself you're just a victim of love

     

    It doesn't matter who was right or wrong

    When the fire is over - when the magic's gone

    You pick up the pieces and do the best you can

     

    It knocks you down but you try it again

    You get a little older it's a cryin' shame

    Sometimes things don't work out like you plan

     

    Who's gonna help when you've had enough

    It ain't no secret you're a victim of love

    Heaven knows what you were thinkin' of

    Don't blame yourself you're just a victim of love

     

    One goodbye was really all it took

    Now you thumb through the pages of your little black book

    But somehow all the numbers look the same

    You've been thinkin' how to get around it

    But there ain't nothin' you can do about it

    Nothin' ventured - nothin' gained

     

    Ain't nothin' you can't rise above

    Call it what you want but you're a victim of love

     

    Who's gonna help you when you've had enough

    Ain't no secret you're a victim of love

     

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  14. the_motorcycle_boy
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    14 January 2016 in reply to Neil_1
    Thanks to Moonstruck, (still groovin' at 96! turn, turn, turn is a really nice song), thanks SF and Durras and thanks...4 the Bryan Adams lyrics!  

    Here are some more entertaining lyrics. Enjoy!

    Time takes a cigarette and puts it in your mouth - David Bowie

             MY Way (selection)

    Regrets, I've had a few;
    But then again, too few to mention.
    I did what I had to do
    And saw it through without exemption.

    I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man
    Just a mortal with potential of a superman, I'm living on - David Bowie
                 

    If you can learn to forgive others, you can learn to forgive yourself,
    Take a holiday away from hatred, you will find...
    That when you forgive others, you're really forgiving each other,
    You'll have a better sleep at night and a brighter life (x2)
                                                         
                                                     Ted "Moondog" Baxter


    As they pulled you out of the oxygen tent, you asked for the latest party
                                                                     
                                                                   David Bowie

    Desperate for entertainment
    So I turn the TV on
    There's people jumping up and down
    Then they have the panel on
    And they talk a lot of wind
    They talk a lot of wind

                              The Fall
                                                                              
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  15. Kazzl
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    14 January 2016 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy

    It's my life, it's now or never

    I ain't gonna live forever

    I just wanna live while I'm alive

    It's my life.

                          Bon Jovi

     ----------

    Well I won't back down, no I won't back down

    You could stand me up at the gates of hell

    But I won't back down

    Gonna stand my ground, won't be turned around

    And I'll keep this world from draggin' me down

    Gonna stand my ground and I won't back down

                                                                     Tom Petty

  16. Kazzl
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    14 January 2016 in reply to Kazzl

    (Love this thread TMB!)

     I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell

    I know right now you can't tell

    But stay a while and maybe then you'll see

    A different side of me

                                          Matchbox Twenty

  17. Scotchfinger
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    15 January 2016 in reply to Kazzl

    What's it like inside the bubble?

    Does your head ever give you trouble?

    (Little River Band- Hang On)

  18. the_motorcycle_boy
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    16 January 2016 in reply to Kazzl
    Glad you like the thread a lot Kazzl and thanks for the great lyrics. I really like Matchbox 20 and Tom Petty and Bon Jovi were excellent, esp TP!. Thanks for your LRB lyrics too, Scotchfinger. Here's some more Bowie and Lloyd Cole.


    "Fill Your Heart"

    Fill your heart with love today
    Don't play the game of tact
    Things that happened in the past
    Only happened in your Mind
    Only in your Mind-Forget your Mind
    And you'll be free-yea'
    The writing's on the wall
    Free-yea'. And you can know it all
    If you choose. Just remember
    Lovers never lose
    'Cause they are Free of thoughts unpure [sic]
    And of thoughts unkind
    Gentleness clears the soul
    Love cleans the mind
    And makes it Free.

    David Bowie


    Rattlesnakes

    Jodie wears a hat although it hasn't rained for six days
    She says a girl needs a gun these days
    Hey on account of all the rattlesnakes

    She looks like Eve Marie saint in on the waterfront
    She reads Simone de Beauvoir in her American circumstance

    She's less than sure if her heart has come to stay in San Jose
    And her never-born child still haunts her
    As she speeds down the freeway
    As she tries her luck with the traffic police
    Out of boredom more than spite
    She never finds no trouble, she tries too hard
    She's obvious despite herself

    She looks like Eve Marie Saint in on the waterfront
    She says all she needs is therapy, yeah
    All you need is, love is all you need

    LLOYD COLE (& The Commotions)

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  19. Simona
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    16 January 2016 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy

    DARE :  Gorillaz

    It's coming up It's coming up It's coming up

    It's DARE

    It's DARE

    You've got to press it on you

    You just think it

    That's what you do baby

    Hold it down DARE

    Jump with the moon and move it

    Jump back and forth

    And feel like you were there yourself

    Work it out.

    Never did no harm Never did no harm

    It's DARE

     

  20. the_motorcycle_boy
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    21 January 2016 in reply to Simona
    Thanks Simona.


    "Anywhere I Lay My Head"

    My head is spinning round
    My heart is in my shoes
    I went and set the Thames on fire
    Now I must come back down
    She's laughing in her sleeve at me
    I can feel it in my bones
    But anywhere I'm gonna
    Lay my head, boys
    I will call my home

    Well I see that
    The world is upside down
    My pockets were filled up with gold
    Now the clouds have covered o'er
    And the wind is blowing cold
    I don't need anybody
    Because I learned to be alone
    And anywhere
    I lay my head, boys
    I will call my home

    Tom Waits
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  21. Simona
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    3 February 2016 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy

    i walked the world with you babe a thousand miles with you i dried your tears of pain babe a million times for you id sell my soul for you babe for money to burn with you id give you all and have none babe just to just to have you here with me

    rebel yell billy idol

  22. Simona
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    6 February 2016 in reply to Simona
    Smile for me, my Diane

    I'm in heaven when I see you smile
    Smile for me, my Diane
    And though everything's dark all the while
    I can see you, Diane

    You have lighted the road leading home
    Oh, pray for me when you can
    But no matter wherever I roam
    Smile for me, my Diane

     

    The Bachelors - Diane

  23. Simona
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    13 February 2016 in reply to Simona

    God didn't make the little green apples, and it don't rain in indianapolis in the summer time.
    And there's no such thing as dr. seuss or disney land and mother goose, no nursery rhymes.
    God didn't make the little green apples, and it don't rain in indianapolis in the summer time.
    And when myself is feeling low, i think about her face aglow and ease my mind.

    O.C. Smith

     I sang this song today because partner bought apples for this pudding thing he's making  : )  and yep he kissed me after!

  24. Simona
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    14 February 2016 in reply to Simona

    Once I wanted to be the greatest
    No wind or waterfall could stall me
    And then came the rush of the flood
    The stars at night turned deep to dust

    Melt me down into big black armour
    Leave no trace of grace just in your honor
    Lower me down to culprit south
    Make 'em wash a space in town

    For the lead and the dregs of my bed
    I've been sleeping
    Lower me down, pin me in
    Secure the grounds for the later parade

    Once I wanted to be the greatest
    Two fists of solid rock
    With brains that could explain
    Any feeling

    Lower me down, pin me in
    Secure the grounds
    For the lead and the dregs of my bed
    I've been sleeping for the later parade


    The Greatest; Cat Power

  25. Legion
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    10 March 2016 in reply to Simona

    "Time" - Pink Floyd

    Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
    Fritter and waste the hours in an offhand 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 one day you find ten years have got behind you.
    No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.

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

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  26. Qualifying Red Flag
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    12 March 2016 in reply to Legion

    London Grammar - Strong

    Excuse me for a while
    While I'm wide-eyed
    And I'm so damn caught in the middle
    I've excused you for a while
    While I'm wide-eyed
    And I'm so damn caught in the middleAnd a lion, a lion roars would you not listen?
    If a child, a child cries would you not forgive them?Yeah, I might seem so strong
    Yeah, I might speak so long
    I've never been so wrong
    Yeah, I might seem so strong
    Yeah, I might speak so long
    I've never been so wrongExcuse me for a while,
    Turn a blind eye
    With a stare caught right in the middle
    Have you wondered for a while
    I have a feeling deep down
    You're caught in the middle?If a lion, a lion roars would you not listen?
    If a child, a child cries would you not forgive them?Yeah, I might seem so strong
    Yeah, I might speak so long
    Might never been so wrong
    Yeah, I might seem so strong
    Yeah, I might speak so long
    Might never been so wrongExcuse me for a while
    While I'm wide-eyed
    And I'm so damn caught in the middle
    Have you wondered for a while
    I have a feeling deep down?
    You're caught in the middleYeah, I might seem so strong
    Yeah, I might speak so long
    Might never been so wrong
    Yeah, I might seem so strong
    Yeah, I might speak so long
    Might never been so wrong

  27. Simona
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    13 March 2016 in reply to Qualifying Red Flag

    O Fortune like the moon you are changeable Ever waxing and waning hateful life First oppresses and then soothes As fancy takes it Poverty and power It melts them like ice Fate monstrous and empty you whirling wheel you are malevolent wellbeing is vain and always fades to nothing Shadowed and veiled you plague me too Now through the game I bring my bare back to your villainy

    Carmina Burana

     

    Driven on and weighed down

    Always enslaved.

     

     

     

     

     

  28. the_motorcycle_boy
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    13 March 2016 in reply to Simona
    "Crucify Your Mind"

    Was it a huntsman or a player
    That made you pay the cost
    That now assumes relaxed positions
    And prostitutes your loss?
    Were you tortured by your own thirst
    In those pleasures that you seek
    That made you Tom the curious
    That makes you James the weak?

    And you claim you got something going
    Something you call unique
    But I've seen your self-pity showing
    As the tears rolled down your cheeks

    Soon you know I'll leave you
    And I'll never look behind
    'Cos I was born for the purpose
    That crucifies your mind
    So con, convince your mirror
    As you've always done before
    Giving substance to shadows
    Giving substance ever more

    And you assume you got something to offer
    Secrets shiny and new
    But how much of you is repetition
    That you didn't whisper to him too

    Rodriguez
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    14 March 2016 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy

    Heaven can wait
    And a band of angels wrapped up in my heart
    Will take me through the lonely night
    Through the cold of the day
    And I know
    I know
    Heaven can wait
    And all the gods come down here just to sing for me
    And the melody's gonna make me fly
    Without pain
    Without fear
    Give me all of your dreams
    And let me go along on your way
    Give me all of your prayers to sing
    And I'll turn the night into the skylight of day
    I got a taste of paradise
    I'm never gonna let it slip away
    I got a taste of paradise
    It's all I really need to make me stay
    Just like a child again

    Heaven can wait
    And all I got is time until the end of time
    I won't look back
    I won't look back
    Let the altars shine

    And I know that I've been released
    But I don't know to where
    And nobody's gonna tell me know
    And I don't really care
    No no no
    I got a taste of paradise
    That's all I really need to make me stay
    I got a taste of paradise
    If I had it any sooner you know
    You know I never would have run away from my home.

    Meatloaf

  30. the_motorcycle_boy
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    15 March 2016 in reply to Doolhof
    What a great collection of lyrics. Thanks everyone  for sharing them. (Lauren, Hope you are traveling well and avoiding that black dog!)



    "The Rain Song"

    It is the springtime of my loving - the second season I am to know
    You are the sunlight in my growing - so little warmth I've felt before.
    It isn't hard to feel me glowing - I watched the fire that grew so low.

    It is the summer of my smiles - flee from me Keepers of the Gloom.
    Speak to me only with your eyes. It is to you I give this tune.
    Ain't so hard to recognize - These things are clear to all from time to time.

    Talk, talk, talk, talk - I've felt the coldness of my winter
    I never thought it would ever go. I cursed the gloom that set upon us, 'pon us, 'pon us...
    But I know that I love you so. But I know that I love you so

    These are the seasons of emotion and like the wind they rise and fall
    This is the wonder of devotion - I see the torch we all must hold.
    This is the mystery of the quotient, quotient - Upon us all, upon us all a little rain must fall.
    It's just a little rain oh yeah


    Led Zeppelin

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