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    favourite song lyrics

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by PrincessGarnet, Jan 5, 2008.

    What are your favourite song lyrics? (sorry if this has been done before or should be some where else) I'm choosing: Just Like Heaven - The cure:

    "Show me how you do that trick
    The one that makes me scream" she said
    "The one that makes me laugh" she said
    And threw her arms around my neck
    "Show me how you do it
    And I promise you I promise that
    I'll run away with you
    I'll run away with you"
    Spinning on that dizzy edge
    I kissed her face and kissed her head
    And dreamed of all the different ways I had
    To make her glow
    "Why are you so far away?" she said
    "Why won't you ever know that I'm in love with you
    That I'm in love with you"

    You
    Soft and only
    You
    Lost and lonely
    You
    Strange as angels
    Dancing in the deepest oceans
    Twisting in the water
    You're just like a dream

    Daylight licked me into shape
    I must have been asleep for days
    And moving lips to breathe her name
    I opened up my eyes
    And found myself alone alone
    Alone above a raging sea
    That stole the only girl I loved
    And drowned her deep inside of me

    You
    Soft and only
    You
    Lost and lonely
    You
    Just like heaven
     
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    It has, but that's ok. However, everyone, please remember to properly acknowledge whose lyrics they are. Any posts that do not comply will have to be removed.
     
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    My favorite Lryics are from

    My Chemical Romance- Jetset Life Gonna Kill You:

    Gaze into her killing
    jar I'd sometimes stare
    for hours.
    Sometimes stare for hours...
    She even poked the holes
    so I can breathe.
    She bought the last line.
    I'm just the worst kind,
    Of guy to argue with.
    What you might find.
    And for the last night I lie,
    Could I lie with you?

    [ Chorus: ]
    Alright.
    Give up.
    Get down.
    It's just the hardest
    part of living.
    Alright.
    She wants,
    It all to come down this time.

    Lost in the
    prescription
    she's got
    something else in
    mind.
    Something else in mind...
    Check into the Hotel Bella Muerte.
    It gives the weak flight.
    It gives the blind sight.
    Until the cops come.
    Or by the last light.
    And for the last night I lie.
    Could I lie next to you?

    [ Chorus ] x2

    Pull the plug,
    But I'd like to learn your name.
    We're holding on.
    Well I hope you do the same,
    Awww, sugar.
    Slip into this tragedy,
    You've spun this chamber dry.

    [ Chorus ] x2

    Pull the plug,
    But I'd like to learn your name.
    We're holding on.
    Well I hope you do the same.
    Ah Sugar
     
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    I have a lot of favorite song lyrics, but right now mine is Our Solemn Hour by Within Temptation.

    Sanctus espiritus (Holy Spirit/God)
    Redeem us from our solemn hour
    Sanctus espiritus
    Insanity is all around us
    Sanctus espiritus...
    Sanctus espiritus...
    Sanctus espiritus...

    In my darkest hours
    I could not forsee
    That the tide could turn so fast to this degree
    Can't believe my eyes, how can you be so blind?
    Is the heart of stone, no empathy inside?

    Time keeps on slipping away and we haven't learned
    So in the end, now what have we gained?

    Sanctus espiritus
    Redeem us from our solemn hour
    Sanctus espiritus
    Insanity is all around us
    Sanctus espiritus
    Is this what we deserve, can we break free?
    From chains of never-ending agony

    Are they themselves to blame?
    The misery, the pain
    Didn't we let go?
    Allowed it, let it grow
    If we can't restrain the beast which dwells inside
    It will find it's way somehow, somewhere in time

    Will we remember all of the suffering
    'Cos if we fail, it will be in vain

    Sanctus espiritus
    Redeem us from our solemn hour
    Sanctus espiritus
    Insanity is all around us
    Sanctus espiritus
    Is this what we deserve, can we break free?
    From chains of never-ending agony

    Musical break and guitar solo...

    Sanctus espiritus
    Redeem us from our solemn hour
    Sanctus espiritus
    Insanity is all around us
    Sanctus espiritus
    Is this what we deserve, can we break free?
    From chains of never-ending agony
    Sanctus espiritus
    Redeem us from our solemn hour
    Sanctus espiritus
    Insanity is all around us
    Sanctus espiritus
    Is this what we deserve, can we break free?
    From chains of never-ending agony

    God, I love that song!
     
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    My favourte lyrics depend largly on the mood i'm in.

    Angry - 2 Minites to Mindnight - Iron Maiden
    Sadistic - Jawbreaker - Judius Preist
    Mellow - When the Sun Mets the Sky - Eric Johnson
    Sad - Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
    Refelctive - When a Man Comes Around - Johnny Cash
    Hyper - Anything by Feeder or Nervania
    Evil - This is the End - The Doors

    However, my favourte have to be from Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' album.

    Daddy's flown across the ocean
    Leaving just a memory
    Snapshot in the family album
    Daddy what else did you leave for me?
    Daddy, what'd'ja leave behind for me?!?
    All in all it was just a brick in the wall.
    All in all it was all just bricks in the wall.

    "You! Yes, you! Stand still laddy!"

    We don't need no education
    We dont need no thought control
    No dark sarcasm in the classroom
    Teachers leave them kids alone
    Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!
    All in all it's just another brick in the wall.
    All in all you're just another brick in the wall.

    We don't need no education
    We dont need no thought control
    No dark sarcasm in the classroom
    Teachers leave them kids alone
    Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!
    All in all it's just another brick in the wall.
    All in all you're just another brick in the wall.
     
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    Epitah - King Crimson
     
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    I don't really have too many favorite song lyrics only because good ones aren't good in song and good songs aren't too great in lyrics if you know what I mean.....
    Idk, maybe I'm just too young or too lazy to anazlize good song lyrics right now, but there is one song that's hit close to home and music video that's hit me the hardest ever.

    I think anyone who's has that "thought" about killing themselves would probably just shed a tear or two because of this video:

    YouTube - Collective Soul - The World I Know (Video)

    It's so weird how it can be horrible, and terrible and sad, yet beautiful and gorgeous and happy at the same time. I think that's what a brillant music video does. Gives you all these emotions packed into one and that's what it did. You can practically see and feel the breaking point on that man's face and get sucked into his world...it's so freaking weird and amazing...
     
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    oh! how could i forget, Led Zepplin - Stairway to heaven and Pink Floyd - Time
     
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    This is not the thread I was looking for but it'll work. Good lyrics! (not sure how to do this)

    by Marilyn Manson

    "Killing Strangers"

    This world doesn't need no opera
    We're here for the operation
    We don't need a bigger knife
    Cause we got guns, we got guns, we got guns
    We got guns, you better run
    (you better run, you better run, you better run)

    We're killing strangers, we're killing strangers
    We're killing strangers, so we don't kill the ones that we love

    We pack demolition, we can't pack emotion
    Dynamite? We just might...
    So blow us a kiss, blow us a kiss
    Blow us a kiss, we'll blow you to pieces

    We got guns, we got guns
    Mother fuckers better, better, better run
    We got guns, we got guns
    Mother f*ckers better run


    You better run
    Cause we got guns! Cause we got guns! We got guns!
     
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    "Some guy on the net thinks I suck, and he should know, he's got his own blog". A Working Day, Ben Folds.
     
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    From 'The River' Bruce Springsteen

    "Then I got Mary pregnant
    and man that was all she wrote
    for my 19th Birthday
    I got a union card and a wedding coat
    we went down to the courthouse
    and the judge put it all to rest
    no wedding day smiles, no walk down the aisle
    no flowers, no wedding dress."
     
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    Well, at the end of your life, you're lucky if you die.
    Sometimes I wonder why we even try.
    I saw a man lying on the street half dead
    with knives and forks sticking out of his leg.
    And he said
    “Ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow
    Can somebody get that knife and fork out of my leg, please?
    Can somebody please remove these cutleries from my knees?”

    - Flight of the Conchords, "Issues"
     
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    This'll date me, but I've always thought Janis Ian is more poet than songwriter.

    At Seventeen
    Janis Ian

    I learned the truth at seventeen
    That love was meant for beauty queens
    and high school girls with clear skinned smiles
    who married young and then retired
    The valentines I never knew
    The Friday night charades of youth
    were spent on one more beautiful
    At seventeen I learned the truth

    And those of us with ravaged faces
    lacking in the social graces
    desperately remained at home
    inventing lovers on the phone
    who called to say - come dance with me
    and murmured vague obscenities
    It isn't all it seems at seventeen

    A brown eyed girl in hand me downs
    whose name I never could pronounce
    said - Pity please the ones who serve
    They only get what they deserve
    The rich relationed hometown queen
    marries into what she needs
    with a guarantee of company
    and haven for the elderly

    Remember those who win the game
    lose the love they sought to gain
    in debentures of quality and dubious integrity
    Their small-town eyes will gape at you
    in dull surprise when payment due
    exceeds accounts received at seventeen

    [Nice turn of phrase.]

    To those of us who knew the pain
    of valentines that never came
    and those whose names were never called
    when choosing sides for basketball
    It was long ago and far away
    The world was younger than today
    when dreams were all they gave for free
    to ugly duckling girls like me

    We all play the game, and when we dare
    we cheat ourselves at solitaire
    Inventing lovers on the phone
    Repenting other lives unknown
    that call and say - Come dance with me
    and murmur vague obscenities
    at ugly girls like me, at seventeen
     
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    Well then it dates me too, Earp, but I agree. There are more dire problems than not being popular in high school, but to me it also captures a more universal pain, realizing that those who matter to you find you not enough, not just in anything you did but in who you are. She hit it on the nose and that song's a real tearjerker. Gee, I may start wailing right now! :)
     
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    It doesn't go away. I can still remember the thrill when, in my twenties, mind you, I was chosen first for a pickup football game.
     
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    Black Label Society

    Scars

    Say your peace, for I'll be on my way
    One last look, nothing left to say
    As I turn my back, to walk away
    I shall forgive, but I won't forget that day

    For every sky that shines
    Shall meet the pouring rain
    For my will shall never break though it may bend
    Like the scars that heal yet never mend

    When lies become the truth
    Well, you've got your beliefs
    No burdens on your mind
    They're buried beneath your feet

    As I turn my back, to walk away
    I shall forgive, but I won't forget that day

    For every sky that shines
    Shall meet the pouring rain
    For my will shall never break though it may bend
    Like the scars that heal yet never mend

    As I turn my back, to walk away
    I shall forgive, but I won't forget that day

    For every sky that shines
    Shall meet the pouring rain
    For my will shall never break though it may bend
    Like the scars that heal yet never mend

    For every sky that shines
    Shall meet the pouring rain
    For my will shall never break though it may bend
    Like the scars that heal yet never mend
     
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    and so,
    We say what we want and
    We say what we need
    And we love everybody
    And we do as we please
    And when the weather is fine,
    We go fishin'
    We go fishin' in the sea
    We are happy to live life
    That's our philosophy
     
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    I've recently begun listening to the Used again, and their song "The Bird and the Worm" has entirely visceral and haunting lyrics which I didn't give them credit for in my youth.

    He crawls like a worm from a bird.
     
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    Ah, the laughter of the lovers
    As they run through the night
    Leaving nothing for the others
    But to choose off and fight
    And tear at the world with all their might
    While the ships bearing their dreams
    Sail out of sight

    The Pretender - Jackson Browne
     
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    I've been told that a person needs to use drugs to like this band's music, but I'm the greenest person there ever was - I wouldn't even dare buy a packet of cigarettes - and I love this song. My favourite bit is in bold.

    And I Wish I Were Stoned - Caravan

    Once I had a dream, nothing else to do
    Sat and played my mind in time with all of you
    Got down in the road, crossed my heart and cried
    When you told me how you'd love to live and not to die

    Why, why, why?
    I wish I were stoned out of my mind
    Why, why, why, oh why?

    Dreamed I saw a man walked upon the sea
    Dreamed it once again and saw that he was me
    Looking close at me I looked a lot like you
    Knowing where to go but not quite what to do

    Why, why, why?
    I wish I were stoned out of my mind
    Why, why, why, oh why?

    Give me all your love in a smile
    And I'll tell you what I'm thinking
    Let me see the world through your eyes
    And I'll show you where I'm sitting


    Once I had a dream, nothing else to do
    Sat and played my mind in time with all of you
    Got down in the road, crossed my heart and cried
    When you told me how you'd love to kill and not to die

    Why, why, why?
    I wish I were stoned out of my mind
    Why, why, why, oh why?

    Give me all your love in a smile
    And I'll tell you what I'm thinking
    Let me see the world through your eyes
    And I'll show you where I'm sitting
     
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    Love Potion #9 (excerpt) by The Searchers

    ...

    She bent down and turned around and gave me a wink
    She said "I'm gonna make it up right here in the sink"
    It smelled like turpentine, it looked like Indian ink
    I held my nose, I closed my eyes, I took a drink
    I didn't know if it was day or night
    I started kissing everything in sight

    But when I kissed a cop down on Thirty-Fourth and Vine
    He broke my little bottle of Love Potion Number Nine

    ....
     
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    Here's to a world that trains us from birth that there is more value in ability than morality.

     
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