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sleepy jack 01-02-2007 06:20 PM

Blame the folks who sold the future for the highest bid
Post your favorite folk lines/verses.

Lol, I nearly posted like 2000 elliott smith/bright eyes lines.

"The worlds become just a little too mean"
- Bright Eyes

"remember all the songs and the way we smiled in those basements made of music"
- Bright Eyes

"nobody broke your heart, you broke your own cause you can't finish what you start"
- Elliott Smith

"As soon as they were settled as the richest of the rich, they kicked away the ladder, told the rest of us that life's a bitch."
- Frank Turner

"you've heard a million songs and never tried to sing i've read hundreds of books and never wrote anything I love you just the same"
- Rocky Votolato

"I didn't mean to hurt you i'm sorry that I made you cry oh no, I didn't want to hurt you i'm just a jealous guy"
- John Lennon

"I know you have a heavy heart, I can feel it when we kiss so many men stronger than me have thrown their backs out trying to lift it"
- Bright Eyes

"My mama told me 'baby stay clean, there's no in between.' but all you ladies and you gentlemen, between is all you've ever seen or been"
- Elliott Smith

"I think you lost what you loved in that mess of details"
- Bright Eyes

"You don't deserve to be lonely, but those drugs you got won't make you feel better. Pretty soon you'll find it's the only little part of your life you're keeping together"
- Elliott Smith

"And were defiantly going to hell, but we'll have all the best stories to tell"
- Frank Turner

"the Mexican children kick rocks into the street and they laugh in a language I don’t understand but I love them"
- Bright Eyes

"they say that god makes problems just to see what you can stand before you do as the devil pleases and give up the thing you love"
- Elliott Smith

"If I sold my soul for a bag of gold to you, which one of us would be the foolish one?"
- Bright Eyes

"I know a girl who cries when she practices violin because each note sounds so pure it just cuts into her and then the melody comes pouring out her eyes now to me everything else it just sounds like a lie"
- Bright Eyes

TheBig3 01-08-2007 12:21 AM

"Charlie just got home today serving 5 to 30, charlie swears he's comin clean forgot the whole world dirty" - The Panhandlers, Trials&Errors-PartIII - Prison Rodeo Clown

"To send me blue valentines Like half forgotten dreams Like a pebble in my shoe As I walk these streets And the ghost of your memory Is the thistle in the kiss And the burgler that can break a roses neck It's the tatooed broken promise That I gotta hide beneath my sleeve And I see you every time I turn my back" - Tom Waits, Blue Valentine (greatest ever)

"Made everything from toy guns that spark To flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark It's easy to see without looking too far That not much Is really sacred." - Bob Dylan, Its alright Ma (I'm only Bleeding)

"There is fiction in the space between The lines on your page of memories Write it down but it doesn't mean You're not just telling stories " Tracy Chapman, Telling stories (most underrated SS)

"Unplayed piano Still holds a tune Lock on the lid In a stale, stale room Maybe it's not that easy Or maybe it's not that hard Maybe they could release me Let the people decide I've got nothing to hide I've done nothing wrong So why have i been here so long?" - Damien Rice, Unplayed Piano

"Once I had everything, I gave it up for the shoulder of your driveway and the words I’ve never felt.
And so for you, I came this far across the tracks, ten miles above the limit, and with no seatbelt, and I’d do it again,
For tonight I went running through the screen doors of discretion, For I woke up from a nightmare that I could not stand to see, You were a-wandering out on the hills of iowa and you were not thinking of me." - Dar Williams, Iowa

I relaized these lyrics don't look as good as they takes an emotive voice to give them power. Try them out though.

TheBig3 01-26-2007 09:06 PM

Screw it, I like this thread. Im not going to say who wrote them, if you like them I want you to judge them fairly. Google them, im sure you'll find them easily.

"Now our luck may ahve died and our love may be cold but with you forever I'll stay/We're goin' out where the sands turnin to gold so put on your stockins baby cause the night's getting cold/ANd maybe everything dies baby that's a fact/But maybe everything that dies someday comes back"

"Old Boyfriends, Lost in the pocket of your overcoat, Like burned out lite bulbs on a Ferris Wheel....Tho I very seldom think of him, Nevertheless sometimes a mannequin's Blue satin dress can make the window Like a dream Ah but now those dreams belong to someone else, Now they talk endlessly In a drawer where I keep All my Old Boyfriends"

"I'm not present I'm a drug that makes you dream I'm an aerostarI'm a cutlass supreme In the wrong lane Trying to turn against the flow I'm the ocean I'm the giant undertow"

"The sting of reason The splash of tears The northern and the southern Hemispheres Love emerges And it disappears I do it for your love I do it for your love"

"I rest my head on a pillowy-star and a cracked-door moon that says I havn't gone too far"

sleepy jack 02-02-2007 04:05 PM

"I won't cling to what I had in the past but life is a slippery slope regret is the steepest hill hope for the best plan for the worst and maybe wind up somewhere in the middle."

"So she kisses your fingers and says, "My darling, but why? when there is so much more, there is so much more do you know there are spaces open and wide? believe me, there are days longer than nights and you will be happy the minute you try so won't you try? won't you try?""

swim 02-02-2007 04:21 PM

Jesus Christ was a man who traveled the land. Hard working man and brave. He said to the rich give your goods to the poor. So they laid Jesus Christ in his grave.
-Woody Guthrie

And the people in the houses all went to the university
Where they were put in boxes and they came out all the same,
And there's doctors and there's lawyers, and business executives
And they're all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.
-Malvina Reynolds[I think. It's been recorded a lot]

What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?
I learned that Washington never told a lie.
I learned that soldiers seldom die.
I learned that everybody's free.
And that's what the teacher said to me
-Tom Paxton [I like Seeger's version better]

sleepy jack 03-09-2007 02:21 PM

"Leave the novelist in his daydream tune, leave the scientist in his Rubik's Cube let the true genius in the padded room remain"
- Bright Eyes "I Must Belong Somewhere

"They took your life apart and called you failures art."
- Elliott Smith "Tomorrow Tomorrow

The Dave 03-14-2007 07:17 AM

"While my mother waters plants, my father loads his gun. He says death will give us back to God, just like the setting sun. It's a return to that loan some ocean." At the Bottom of Everything- Bright Eyes

"I've got a needle, don't be alarmed it shoots streams of lovely things into my arm. Well I'd sell my own mother, for that sweet heroine." Blood Wine- Dustin kensrue

"Come and carry us, come and marry us to the blushing circus king, and dance like elephants as he comes to us through a fiery golden ring with a violin and a song to sing as he brings for us our wings" Chariot- Page France

sleepy jack 04-01-2007 04:21 PM

Owen is so fantastic.

"This thing between you and me might not be anything worth singing about or it might be just what I need."
- Breaking Away

"Which of us two is dumb enough to choose the other as a lover?"
- Breaking Away

"You’re smart and kind and easy on my eyes."
- Good Deeds

"Maybe my mom’s right, good deeds won’t save us, just true faith in Jesus. So in the name of her lord lets do what we shouldn’t some more."
- Good Deeds

"It’s my right to be a fucking baby sometimes."
- I'm Not Going Anywhere Tonight

"I thought I'd be singing a different tune by now but the song about you keeps coming out"
- In The Morning, Before Work

"I just think it's best because you can't miss what you forget. so let's just pretend everything and anything between you and me was never meant."
- Never Meant

"you in the cardigan, your tired of all your friends you in love with belle and sebastian, your bored with your boyfriend. I wanna be with you tonight, with our legs crossed and our tongues tied. now which one of you poor souls wants to drive me home?"
- Poor Souls

"she'll go home alone by choice or choose one of the boys to lay down with
if she's lonely or horny, or human"
- Skin and Bones

"she asked if i remembered those letters i wrote when our love was young and bold she said last night she read those letters and they made her feel one hundred years old."
- Stolen Car

"At least I can see myself in the mirror."
- That Mouth

"But honestly I don’t care how you do or don’t your hair you’re ugly on the inside."
- Ugly On The Inside

swim 05-02-2007 02:48 PM

If you don't want recruiters they'll deny you your funding. The soloment[sp?] amendment is an amendment that gives the Secretary of Defense the right to take away funding to schools who chose not to have recruiters on their compass. That sounds like military fascism to me. In every sense of the term. ...And the long and short of it is that orgnizations that fight wars on lies and deciet will lie to and deceive you.
-Slug's Revenge

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