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Old 05-20-2009, 07:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Alrite, this is a thread where you can post your favourite lyrics from a particular song.
Lyrics in particular that move you, are special or just simple but do it for you.

Please NO posting personal lyrics as I dont think this is allowed by the mods & dont want my thread to get hi-jacked! Alright.

Heres some lyrics that I love:



Dire Straits- Calling Elvis

Calling Elvis
Is anybody home?
Calling Elvis
I’m here all alone
Did he leave the building
Or can he come to the phone
Calling Elvis
I'm here all alone
Well tell him I was calling
Just to wish him well
Let me leave my number
Heartbreak Hotel
Oh love me tender
Baby don’t be cruel
Return to sender
Treat me like a fool

This is possibly the best (or one of) set of lyrics Mark Knopfler has ever written; very clever merging references to Elvis & filling them in with his own.

I suppose you could argue it could have been pretty easy for him with all the existing Elvis lyrics to work around but still it works for me.




Heres another from possibly my favourite song of all time (or definitely one of my most listened to songs).
I couldnt find a video for it on youtube so ive picked an accoustic cover that I think is really good & I dont usually dig the fanboy covers you get on youtube.

Neil Young- I'm The Ocean

I'm an accident
I was driving way too fast
Couldn't stop though
So I let the moment last
I'm for rollin'
I'm for tossin' in my sleep
It's not guilt though
It's not the company I keep

People my age
They don't do the things I do
They go somehwere
While I run away with you
I got my friends
And I got my children too
I got her love
She's got my love too

I can't hear you
But I feel the things you say
I can't see you
But I see what's in my way
Now I'm floatin'
Cause I'm not tied
to the ground
Words I've spoken
Seem to leave a hollow sound

On the long plain
See the rider in the night
See the chieftain
See the braves
in cool moonlight
Who will love them
When they take another life
Who will hold them
When they tremble
for the knife

Voicemail numbers
On an old computer screen
Rows of lovers
Parked forever in a dream
Screaming sirens
Echoing across the bay
To the old boats
From the city far away

Homeless heroes
Walk the streets
of their hometown
Rows of zeros
On a field
that's turning brown
They play baseball
They play football
under lights
They play card games
And we watch them every night

Need distraction
Need romance and candlelight
Need random violence
Need entertainment tonight
Need the evidence
Want the testimony of
Expert witnesses
On the brutal crimes of love

I was too tired
To see the news
when I got home
Pulled the curtain
Fell into bed alone
Started dreaming
Saw the rider once again
In the doorway
Where she stood
and watched for him
Watched for him

I'm not present
I'm a drug
that makes you dream
I'm an aerostar
I'm a cutlass supreme
In the wrong lane
Trying to turn
against the flow
I'm the ocean
I'm the giant undertow
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Yeah if I could get a big one, say from Neil Young or something, id stick it in. I'd just get sick.
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Heres another couple of songs from another one of my favourite artists of all time



Paul Weller- Time Passes

I saw you today, or at least I think it was
It's hard to say, we've all changed so much -
Compelled to look, but I hid my face
It's hard to trace - these feelings
Gone so soon, the time I spent with you
And like an old, old tune-keeps running through my head-
I wanted to say, so many things
But my mouth went dry - and one word & I'd cry.

Slender bride, your beauty shines from you
And forever more, I'll be on your side for sure -
A light in your life, that always burns for you
As time passes.... so quickly.

The final stage, we've both reached some way
As we board our trains to different stations
And the parts we play, and the things we say,
Words on the way - to discovery

This is another great song from Mr Weller- although i think lyrically the songs on Wild Wood are better (Ill post them later sometime)
I still think these are the two best songs of Stanley Road not to mention the title track itself.



Paul Weller- Porcelain Gods

Beware false prophets - take a stand!
My fortune cookie cracked up in my hand,
More advice to fill up your head
More empty words from the living dead-
Who seek to explain what can’t really be said-
And how disappointed I was
To turn out after all -
Just a porcelain God -
That shatters when it falls-
Too much will kill you - too little ain’t enough
You shout my name but I’ll call your bluff
Most who see me - see me not for real
We fake & fawn - play games ’til dawn
But I could see what you can see
And I hate too what you hate in me -
And how disappointed I am
To find me part of no plan -
Just a porcelain God -
That shatters when it falls

Don’t lose control - I tell myself,
Life can take many things away -
Some people will try - and take it all
They’ll pick off pieces as they watch you crawl
And how disappointed I was
To turn out after all -
Just a porcelain God -
That shatters when it falls-
That shatters when it falls.
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I like the lyrics in Heaven Shall Burn's - Black Tears.


The part I liek goes like this.

"I never felt what you call guilt. I still believe do what thou wilt."
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You suffer..but why? Napalm Death-You Suffer.
If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. Hawkwind-Utopia.

Both short yet perfect I think and they can apply to a wide range of subjects and emotions.
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Snoop Dogg's Lodi Dodi, because its chill

Biggie Smalls and 2pac wrote some great lyrics too, especially on 2pac's Changes and Biggie's Everyday Struggle
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You suffer..but why? Napalm Death-You Suffer.
If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. Hawkwind-Utopia.

Both short yet perfect I think and they can apply to a wide range of subjects and emotions.
I get what your saying but the lyrics seem very vague to me.
I would need to hear the full songs of each before I could pass any proper judgement though.
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I don't play favorites, but here's one I dig:


Tomahawk - Cul de Sac
The world is growin' old
And preparin' for sleep
But you and me are just not gettin' outta bed
Wakin' up

Sunbathing on the shores of a nightmare
I wish you were here

'Cause they say
We say
And we say

Eternity is all used up
And our hell has frozen over
But it ain't that cold
It's warm enough

Sunbathing on the shores of a nightmare
I wish you were here

'Cause they say
We say
And we say

That we're saved
We're saved
That we're saved

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Perfect lyrics for a perfect song. If I'm still on this forum in 5 years, I guarantee I'll still be showing this song off at every oppurtunity.



Showbiz
Controlling my feelings for too long
Controlling my feelings for too long
Controlling my feelings for too long
Controlling my feelings for too long
Forcing our darkest souls to unfold
And forcing our darkest souls to unfold
Pushing us into self destruction
Pushing us into self destruction

And they make me
Make me dream your dreams
And they make me
Make me scream your screams

Trying to please you for too long
Trying to please you for too long
Visions of greed you wallow
Rhythms of greed you wallow
Visions of greed you wallow
Rhythms of greed you wallow

And they make me
Make me dream your dreams
And they make me
Make me scream your screams

Controlling my feelings for too long
Controlling my feelings for too long
And forcing my darkest souls to unfold
And forcing my darkest souls to unfold
And pushing us into self destruction
And pushing us into self destruction

And they make me
Make me dream your dreams
And they make me
Make me scream your screams
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I get what your saying but the lyrics seem very vague to me.
I would need to hear the full songs of each before I could pass any proper judgement though.
Here you go:



no vids for the Hawkwind track.
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Perfect lyrics for a perfect song. If I'm still on this forum in 5 years, I guarantee I'll still be showing this song off at every oppurtunity.



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Controlling my feelings for too long
Controlling my feelings for too long
Controlling my feelings for too long
Controlling my feelings for too long
Forcing our darkest souls to unfold
And forcing our darkest souls to unfold
Pushing us into self destruction
Pushing us into self destruction

And they make me
Make me dream your dreams
And they make me
Make me scream your screams

Trying to please you for too long
Trying to please you for too long
Visions of greed you wallow
Rhythms of greed you wallow
Visions of greed you wallow
Rhythms of greed you wallow

And they make me
Make me dream your dreams
And they make me
Make me scream your screams

Controlling my feelings for too long
Controlling my feelings for too long
And forcing my darkest souls to unfold
And forcing my darkest souls to unfold
And pushing us into self destruction
And pushing us into self destruction

And they make me
Make me dream your dreams
And they make me
Make me scream your screams
those are perhaps some of the most awful lyrics i've seen.

i'm not big on understanding what songs actually mean, but it's pretty irritating when lyricists resort to recycled cliches and platitudinous phrases. especially in cases like this, where there's no clear direction of focus to the material.
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