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Re: Best lyrics?
« Reply #30 on: August 08, 2009, 07:58:40 PM »
I heard little children were supposed to sleep tight,
That's why I got into the vodka one night.
My parents got frantic, didn't know what to do,
But I saw some crazy scenes before I came to
Now, do YOU think I was crazy?
I may have been only three but I was swinging!
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Re: Best lyrics?
« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2009, 02:47:19 AM »
"I sure could use a vacation
from this bullshit, three ring
circus sideshow of freaks
here in this hopeless fucking hole
we call LA, the only way to fix it
is to flush it all away"

"Fuck L Ron Hubbard and Fuck all his clones"

-Tool, Aenima


"Not like you killed someone
Not like you drove a spiteful spear into his side
Talk to Jesus Christ as if he knows the reasons why
He did it all for you"

-A Perfect Circle, Judith

“God is dead
and no one cares
if there is a hell
I'll see you there”

-Nine Inch Nails, Heresy

I second this...  maybe some tool - 46 & 2, NiN - sunspots

NiN - survivalism

I should have listened to her,
so hard to keep control.
We kept on eating but our
bloated bellies still not full.
She gave us all she had but
we went and took some more.
Can't seem to shut her legs our
mother nature is a whore.

I got my propaganda I got revisionism.
I got my violence in hi-def ultra-realism.
I'm a part of this great nation.
I got my fist I got my plan I got survivalism.

Hypnotic sound of siren
echoing through the street.
The cocking of the rifles,
the marching of the feet.
You see your world on fire,
don't try to act surprised.
We did just what you told us.
Lost our faith along the way and found ourselves believing your lies.

I got my propaganda I got revisionism.
I got my violence in hi-def ultra-realism.
I'm a part of this great nation.
I got my fist I got my plan I got survivalism.

All bruised and broken bleeding,
she asks to take my hand.
I turn just keep on walking.
But you'd do the same thing in the circumstance I'm sure you'll understand.

I got my propaganda I got revisionism.
I got my violence in hi-def ultra-realism.
I'm a part of this great nation.
I got my fist I got my plan I got survivalism.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2009, 02:54:54 AM by badphart »
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Re: Best lyrics?
« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2010, 12:05:50 AM »
I got a good women at home, who thinks I do no wrong, but sometime lord she just ain't always around. And ya know that's when I fall. I can't help myself at all. And I get whiskey bent, and hell bound.

Cash money baby
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Re: Best lyrics?
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2010, 01:28:15 AM »
(sung with a Russian accent)

"Tell me, tell me Jesus,
Tell me, tell me more,
Why am I not happy?
Why am I not rich?
Why nobody love me?
Why life such a bitch?"

from "Drinking with Jesus" by the Red Elvises.
I saw them play live many years ago, at a wedding.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2010, 01:30:48 AM by Jim S »
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Re: Best lyrics?
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2010, 04:25:58 AM »
"Late For The Sky" - Jackson Browne

The words had all been spoken
And somehow the feeling still wasn't right
And still we continued on through the night

Tracing our steps from the beginning
Until they vanished into the air
Trying to understand how our lives has led us there

Looking hard into your eyes
There was nobody I'd ever known
Such an empty surprise.....
to feel so alone

Now for me some words come easy
But I know that they don`t mean that much
Compared with the things that are said when lovers touch
You never knew what I loved in you
I don`t know what you loved in me
Maybe the picture of somebody you were hoping I might be

Awake again I can`t pretend
and I know I`m alone
And close to the end.....
of the feeling we`ve known

How long have I been sleeping
How long have I been drifting alone through the night
How long have I been dreaming I could make it right
If I closed my eyes and tried with all my might
To be the one you need

Awake again I can`t pretend and I know I`m alone
And close to the end.......
of the feeling we`ve known

How long have I been sleeping
How long have I been drifting alone through the night
How long have I been running for that morning flight
Through the whispered promises and the changing light
Of the bed where we both lie
Late for the sky
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Re: Best lyrics?
« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2010, 08:38:04 AM »
Sorta Country:

Well let's pack up the kids
and take a break, get away
leave the hustle and bustle
of living from day to day
and I know that the crime
in the city is getting worse

So I'm going on down to
the gun sale at the church

Well my lady's all set
to have us a real good time
Baby Johnny got fins
but he don't seem to mind
so the family’s all ready
to pray
at the holy perch

That's set up in the middle of
the gun sale at the church

Well we'll ask the lord to
forgive us for all our sins
and we'll look at the latest in
gold plated firing pins

Well my two main men are
Jesus and old John Birch

So I'm going on down to
the gun sale at the church

Well we'll ask the lord to
forgive us for all our sins
and we'll look at the latest in
gold plated firing pins

Well let's pack up the kids
and take a break, get away
leave the hustle and bustle
of living from day to day
and I know that the crime
in the city is getting worse

So I'm going on down to
the gun sale at the church

So I'm going on down to
the gun sale at the church

So I'm going on down to
the gun sale at the church
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Re: Best lyrics?
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2010, 09:18:47 AM »
Best extremely short song: "History" by Ishmael Reed (Recorded by the "Conjure")

I am outside of history
It looks hungry in its box
Wish I had some peanuts

I am inside of history
It was hungrier than I thought
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Re: Best lyrics?
« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2010, 10:05:50 AM »

But to return to Dylan... from "Visions of Johanna" ... one of my favorite lines of all time:

Quote
The ghost of electricity
howls in the bones of her face

I have no idea what that means.

Me neither. But that's indeed a terrific line. "Visions of Johanna" has always been my favorite of his.

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Re: Best lyrics?
« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2010, 11:17:14 AM »
I started listening to these guys just because I liked a couple of the songs.  And then I learn they have a pretty strong anti-religion streak in them.    Hurt.

Hurt Flowers Lyrics:
The children will sing
A song in the streets
Sounds like the 23rd psalm
To music of 21 guns
The flowers are dead
In a vase by the bed
On the place where the old woman died
it's the same place she started her life
Papers will all say her name
And probably print the wrong date
The day that she died,
'Cause we're all gonna die

Cute little puppies and bunnies and birds
People who sing when they
don't know the words
You will die
'Cause we're all gonna die
it's just part of life
All men, women, children,
hermaphrodites too
Animals, aliens and certainly you
You will die
'Cause we're all gonna die
'Cause everyone dies

And all that was ever
And all that will be
Single celled creatures
And anything green
You will die
'Cause we're all gonna die
Start saying goodbye
From the moment you start up
this miserable life
You should know that it's
only a matter of time
'Till you die
'Cause we're all gonna die

Start saying goodbye
And the morons at labels who
think they know tunes
The army of lawyers that threaten to sue
The hookers that blow them
when I just want food
And the asshats that download
and never buy tunes
You should die
'Cause we're all gonna die

I can't wait 'till you die
All protestants, catholics
and orthadox jews
You dumb scientologists
And guys who bend spoons
And buddhists, sort of
And athiests too
All you wackjob believers
Nobody's immune
You will die
'Cause we're all gonna die

Kiss your ass goodbye
And sarcastic song writers
Guys with tattoos, drummers
and bassists and engineers too
And every last person that
sang in this room
They will die
'Cause we're all gonna die
We're all gonna die
'Cause we're all gonna die
We're all gonna die
And it's just a reminder of
something that's frequently known
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Re: Best lyrics?
« Reply #39 on: January 17, 2010, 05:54:08 PM »
(sung with a Russian accent)

"Tell me, tell me Jesus,
Tell me, tell me more,
Why am I not happy?
Why am I not rich?
Why nobody love me?
Why life such a bitch?"

from "Drinking with Jesus" by the Red Elvises.
I saw them play live many years ago, at a wedding.

Must have been one hell of a wedding. Live is really the only way to appreciate the Red Elvises.

They're still around, with some changes in personnel. I saw them last August at Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and last fall in Arlington, Virginia. Both great shows. Musikfest is a great festival, if you're in eastern Pennsylvania in the first week of August. (It's still great if you're not there, but you'll appreciate it more that way.)
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Re: Best lyrics?
« Reply #40 on: January 17, 2010, 07:02:08 PM »
(sung with a Russian accent)

"Tell me, tell me Jesus,
Tell me, tell me more,
Why am I not happy?
Why am I not rich?
Why nobody love me?
Why life such a bitch?"

from "Drinking with Jesus" by the Red Elvises.
I saw them play live many years ago, at a wedding.

Must have been one hell of a wedding. Live is really the only way to appreciate the Red Elvises.

They're still around, with some changes in personnel. I saw them last August at Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and last fall in Arlington, Virginia. Both great shows. Musikfest is a great festival, if you're in eastern Pennsylvania in the first week of August. (It's still great if you're not there, but you'll appreciate it more that way.)

It was a party.  One of my wife's coworkers was getting married. Her fiance was a musician himself and apparently knew the band. 
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Re: Best lyrics?
« Reply #41 on: January 17, 2010, 07:11:37 PM »
What God Wants, Part 2 - Roger Waters:


What God wants God gets God help us all
God wants dollars
God wants cents
God wants pounds shillings and pence
God wants guilders
God wants kroner
God wants Swiss francs
God wants French francs
Oui il veut des francs francais
God wants escudos
God wants pesetas
Don't send lira
God don't want small potatoes
God wants small towns
God wants pain
God wants clean up rock campaigns
God wants widows
God wants solution
God wants TV
God wants contributions
What God wants God gets God help us all
God wants silver
God wants gold
God wants his secret
Never to be told
God wants gigolos
God wants giraffes
God wants politics
God wants a good laugh
What God wants God gets God help us all
God wants friendship
God wants fame
God wants credit
God wants blame
God wants poverty
God wants wealth
God wants insurance
God wants to cover himself
What God wants God gets God help us all


Guaranteed - Eddie Vedder

On bended knee is no way to be free
Lifting up an empty cup, I ask silently
All my destinations will accept the one that's me
So I can breathe...

Circles they grow and they swallow people whole
Half their lives they say goodnight to wives they'll never know
A mind full of questions, and a teacher in my soul
And so it goes...

Don't come closer or I'll have to go
Holding me like gravity are places that pull
If ever there was someone to keep me at home
It would be you...

Everyone I come across, in cages they bought
They think of me and my wandering, but I'm never what they thought
I've got my indignation, but I'm pure in all my thoughts
I'm alive...

Wind in my hair, I feel part of everywhere
Underneath my being is a road that disappeared
Late at night I hear the trees, they're singing with the dead
Overhead...

Leave it to me as I find a way to be
Consider me a satellite, forever orbiting
I knew all the rules, but the rules did not know me
Guaranteed

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Re: Best lyrics?
« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2010, 09:52:34 AM »
Oh how do you do, young Willy McBride
 Do you mind if I sit here down by your graveside
 And rest for a while in the warm summer sun
 I've been walking all day, and I'm nearly done
 And I see by your gravestone you were only nineteen
 When you joined the great falling in 1916
 Well I hope you died quick
 And I hope you died clean
 Or Willy McBride, was is it slow and obscene
 
 Did they beat the drums slowly
 Did they play the fife lowly
 Did they sound the death march as they lowered you down
 Did the band play the last post and chorus
 Did the pipes play the flowers of the forest
 
 And did you leave a wife or a sweetheart behind
 In some loyal heart is your memory enshrined
 And though you died back in 1916
 To that loyal heart you're forever nineteen
 Or are you a stranger without even a name
 Forever enshrined behind some old glass pane
 In an old photograph torn, tattered, and stained
 And faded to yellow in a brown leather frame
 
 Did they beat the drums slowly
 Did they play the fife lowly
 Did they sound the death march as they lowered you down
 Did the band play the last post and chorus
 Did the pipes play the flowers of the forest
 
 The sun shining down on these green fields of France
 The warm wind blows gently and the red poppies dance
 The trenches have vanished long under the plow
 No gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now
 But here in this graveyard that's still no mans land
 The countless white crosses in mute witness stand
 To man's blind indifference to his fellow man
 And a whole generation were butchered and damned
 
 Did they beat the drums slowly
 Did they play the fife lowly
 Did they sound the death march as they lowered you down
 Did the band play the last post and chorus
 Did the pipes play the flowers of the forest
 
 And I can't help but wonder oh Willy McBride
 Do all those who lie here know why they died
 Did you really believe them when they told you the cause
 Did you really believe that this war would end wars
 Well the suffering, the sorrow, the glory, the shame
 The killing and dying it was all done in vain
 Oh Willy McBride it all happened again
 And again, and again, and again, and again
 
 Did they beat the drums slowly
 Did they play the fife lowly
 Did they sound the death march as they lowered you down
 Did the band play the last post and chorus
 Did the pipes play the flowers of the forest
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Re: Best lyrics?
« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2010, 12:02:37 PM »
I like Cole porter
Just like I Oughta

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At words poetic, I'm so pathetic
That I always have found it best,
Instead of getting 'em off my chest,
To let 'em rest unexpressed,
I hate parading my serenading
As I'll probably miss a bar,
But if this ditty is not so pretty
At least it'll tell you
How great you are.

You're the top!
You're the Coliseum.
You're the top!
You're the Louver Museum.
You're a melody from a symphony by Strauss
You're a Bendel bonnet,
A Shakespeare's sonnet,
You're Mickey Mouse.
You're the Nile,
You're the Tower of Pisa,
You're the smile on the Mona Lisa
I'm a worthless check, a total wreck, a flop,
But if, baby, I'm the bottom you're the top!

Your words poetic are not pathetic.
On the other hand, babe, you shine,
And I can feel after every line
A thrill divine
Down my spine.
Now gifted humans like Vincent Youmans
Might think that your song is bad,
But I got a notion
I'll second the motion
And this is what I'm going to add;

You're the top!
You're Mahatma Gandhi.
You're the top!
You're Napoleon Brandy.
You're the purple light
Of a summer night in Spain,
You're the National Gallery
You're Garbo's salary,
You're cellophane.
You're sublime,
You're turkey dinner,
You're the time, the time of a Derby winner
I'm a toy balloon that’s fated soon to pop
But if, baby, I'm the bottom,
You're the top!

You're the top!
You're an arrow collar
You're the top!
You're a Coolidge dollar,
You're the nimble tread
Of the feet of Fred Astaire,
You're an O'Neill drama,

You're Whistler's mama!

You're camembert.

You're a rose,
You're Inferno's Dante,

You're the nose
On the great Durante.
I'm just in a way,
As the French would say, "de trop".
But if, baby, I'm the bottom,
You're the top!

You're the top!
You're a dance in Bali.
You're the top!
You're a hot tamale.
You're an angel, you,
Simply too, too, too diveen,
You're a Boticcelli,
You're Keats,
You're Shelly!

You're Ovaltine!
You're a boom,
You're the dam at Boulder,
You're the moon,
Over Mae West's shoulder,
I'm the nominee of the G.O.P.

Or GOP!

But if, baby, I'm the bottom,
You're the top!

You're the top!
You're a Waldorf salad.
You're the top!
You're a Berlin ballad.
You're the boats that glide
On the sleepy Zuider Zee,
You're an old Dutch master,

You're Lady Astor,
You're broccoli!
You're romance,
You're the steppes of Russia,
You're the pants, on a Roxy usher,
I'm a broken doll, a fol-de-rol, a blop,

But if, baby, I'm the bottom,
You're the top!

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Re: Best lyrics?
« Reply #44 on: February 27, 2010, 10:05:10 AM »
Too mannnnnyyyy:

They wanted to know why I did what I did
Well sir I guess there's just a meanness in this world  - Bruce Springsteen "Nebraska"

Together wendy well live with the sadness
Ill love you with all the madness in my soul
Someday girl I don't know when we're gonna get to that place
Where we really want to go and we'll walk in the sun
But till then tramps like us baby we were born to run. - Bruce Springsteen "Born to Run"

There's nothing you can do that can't be done - The Beatles "All You Need Is Love"

Blow me a kiss and I'll be happy the rest of my life. - Travis "Happy"

And loads others.

 

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