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 Post subject: Re: Best Lyrics Ever?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:06 pm 
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FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

"The Power Of Love"


I'll protect you from the hooded claw
Keep the vampires from your door

Feels like fire
I'm so in love with you
Dreams are like angels
They keep bad at bay-bad at bay
Love is the light
Scaring darkness away-yeah

I'm so in love with you
Purge the soul
Make love your goal

[1]-The power of love
A force from above
Cleaning my soul
Flame on burn desire
Love with tongues of fire
Purge the soul
Make love your goal

I'll protect you from the hooded claw
Keep the vampires from your door
When the chips are down I'll be around
With my undying, death-defying
Love for you

Envy will hurt itself
Let yourself be beautiful
Sparkling love, flowers
And pearls and pretty girls
Love is like an energy
Rushin' rushin' inside of me

[Repeat 1]

This time we go sublime
Lovers entwine-divine divine
Love is danger, love is pleasure
Love is pure-the only treasure

I'm so in love with you
Purge the soul
Make love your goal

The power of love
A force from above
Cleaning my soul
The power of love
A force from above
A sky-scraping dove

Flame on burn desire
Love with tongues of fire
Purge the soul
Make love your goal

I'll protect you from the hooded claw
Keep the vampires from your door


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Music from the soul, and for the soul. RIP Andrew Wood!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaeLgJzNTAY

Mother Love Bone - Crown Of Thorns

You ever heard the story of Mr. Faded Glory?
Say he who rides a pony must someday fall
Talkin' to my alter, life is what you make it
And if you make it death well rest your soul away
Away, away yeah child


It's a broken kind of feeling
She'd have to tie me to the ceiling
A bad moon's a comin' better say your prayers child
I wanna tell you that I love you but does it really matter?
I just can't stand to see you dragging down again
Again my baby I'm here, oh yeah, so I'm singing


And this is my kinda love
It's the kind that moves on
It's the kind that leaves me alone
Yes it does


And this is my kinda love
It's the kind that moves on
It's the kind that leaves me alone


I used to treat you like a lady
Now you're a substitute teacher
This bottle's not a pretty, not a pretty sight
I owe the man some money so I'm turnin' over honey
You see Mr. Faded Glory is once again doin' time


And this is my kinda love
It's the kind that moves on
It's the kind that leaves me alone
Yes it does


And this is my kinda love
It's the kind that moves on
It's unkind that, it's unkind that
It leave me alone


Like a crown of thorns
It's all who you know, yeah
So don't burn your bridges woman
'Cause someday, yeah


Kick it, oh yeah
And this is my kinda love
It's the kind that moves on
It's the kind that leaves me alone, yeah


This is my kinda love
It's the kind that moves on
It's the kind that
It's the kind that, yeah, yeah


Baby I said, "C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon yeah"
I said," Baby don't burn your bridges woman"

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 Post subject: Re: Best Lyrics Ever?
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Uncle Bernie wrote:
What? No Warren Zevon yet? Ok, here's one...

Play It All Night Long





I'll add this. I like how he worries about how much vodka is left after he says he's been speeding down the road...

Studebaker - Warren Zevon

I left my home in Monterey
just another low prospects man
I'd rather work in the foundry
than put fishes in a can
I'm thirty-five
and I haven't traveled far
and I've spent all my money
on this misbegotten car

I'm up against it all
like a leaf against the wind
and my Studebaker
keeps on breaking down again
my Studebaker keeps on breaking down again

I thought I'd go to Fresno
just to see my friend
but my damn Studebaker
keeps on breaking down again

I was speeding south on ninety-nine
when the manifold started smokin'
I ran her off the shoulder
and now the axle's broken
It made a sound that cracked my heart in half
and with only half a half pint of vodka left

I'm up against it all
like a leaf against the wind
and this Studebaker
keeps on breaking down again
my Studebaker keeps on breaking down again

I thought I'd go to Fresno
just to see my friend
but my damn Studebaker
keeps on breaking down again

My Studebaker keeps on breaking down again


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Pink Floyd/Roger Waters, "The Final Cut" -- "Two Suns In The Sunset"

In my rear view mirror the sun is going down
Sinking behind bridges in the road
I think of all the good things that we have left undone
And I suffer premonitions
Confirm suspicions
Of the holocaust to come

The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it's day again
The sun is in the east even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset
Could be the human race is run

Like the moment when the brakes lock
And you slide towards the big truck ("Oh no!")
You stretch the frozen moments with your fear
And you'll never hear their voices ("Daddy, Daddy!")
And you'll never see their faces
You have no recourse to the law anymore

And as the windshield melts and my tears evaporate
Leaving only charcoal to defend
Finally I understand the feelings of the few
Ashes and diamonds
Foe and friend
We were all equal in the end

"...and now the weather. Tomorrow will be cloudy with scattered showers spreading from the east... with an expected high of 4000 degrees Celsius..."

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 Post subject: Re: Best Lyrics Ever?
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KING'S X "Goldilox (Reprise)"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV5lfmnuTO8

I can't believe summer's almost here
I made it through another year even if alone
But there's no tears in my eyes
Life is still full of surprise
I'm not looking for a one night stand


I stand behind you and I watch you from a mile away
Wishing you could be the one but not here this way


I'd like to know your name
And I must know who you are, yeah


I look at you and I know who you are
You're just a little bit too far from my home
But please don't get me wrong
Even though it has been long
I hope I never sing my last song without someone


I stand behind you and I watch you from a mile away
Wishing you could be the one but not here this way


I'd like to know your name
And I must know who you are, yeah


I stand behind you and I watch you from a mile away
I'm wishing you could be the one but not here this way


I'd like to know your name
And I must know who you are, yeah


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOBABhl6foA

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Jane's Addiction - Summertime Rolls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki5KsuP3mzM

Fell into a sea of grass
And disappeared among
The shady blades the children all ran over me
Screaming tag
You are the one


He trips her as her sandals fail
She says "Stop I'm a girl
Whose fingernails are made of mother's pearl"
Yellow buttercup helicopters
Orange buttercat chasing after
The crazy bee mad about somebody


Me and my girlfriend
Don't wear no shoes
Her nose is painted pepper sunlight
She loves me
I mean it's serious
As serious can be


She sings a song and
I listen to what it says
Well if you want a friend
Feed any animal
There's so much space
I cut me a piece
With some fine wine
It brought peace to my mind
In the summertime
And it rolled


Summer
The summertime rolls
Summer
The summertime rolls
Summer
The summertime rolls
Summer
The summertime rolls


Me and my girlfriend
Don't wear no clothes
You know her nose is painted pepper sunlight
I love her I mean it's so so serious
As serious can be

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Allman Brothers - Blue Sky {this is my Sunday morning go to church song, and I don't even have to get dressed up}

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwyXQn9g40I

Walk along the river, sweet lullaby, it just keeps on flowing,
Don't fly, mister blue bird, I'm just walking down the road,
Early morning sunshine tell me all I need to know


You're my blue sky, you're my sunny day.
Lord, you know it makes me high when you turn your love my way,
Turn your love my way, yeah.


Good old Sunday morning, bells are ringing everywhere.
Goin' to Carolina, it won't be long and I'll be there


You're my blue sky, you're my sunny day
Lord, you know it makes me high when you turn your love my way,
Turn your love my way, yeah, yeah

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I can remember listening to Eat A Peach when my wife wanted me to put in a different disc (in the car) and I said "Just one more song." That's when Mountain Jam started.


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I can remember listening to Eat A Peach when my wife wanted me to put in a different disc (in the car) and I said "Just one more song." That's when Mountain Jam started.


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Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqYiHkx7ils

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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King's X - Go Tell Somebody

If it's making you shout then
Go tell somebody
Makes you jump all around then
Go tell somebody
If it's rocking your house
Then go tell somebody
It's judgment time
It's judgment time

If you like what you hear then
(Go tell somebody)
If you like what you hear then
(Go tell somebody)
If you like what you hear then
(Go tell somebody)
(Ooh, go tell somebody) yeah
Go tell someone

If it's feeding your soul then
Go tell somebody
If it makes you feel whole then
Go tell somebody
Makes you hot when it's cold then
Go tell somebody
It's judgment time
It's... ahh...

If you like what you hear then
(Go tell somebody)
If you like what you hear then
(Go tell somebody)
If you like what you hear then
(Go tell somebody)
(Ooh, go tell somebody) yeah
Go tell someone

(Go tell somebody)
(Go tell somebody)

If you like what you hear then
(Go tell somebody)
If you like what you hear then
(Go tell somebody)
If you like what you hear then
(Go tell somebody)
Ohh...yeah
(Ooh, go tell somebody)
Go, go, go, go, go
(Go tell somebody)
If you like what you hear
(Go tell somebody)
Shout it from the rooftop
Shout it from the rooftop
(Go tell somebody)
Oh-oh, go, go, go, go, go
(Ooh, go tell somebody)
You've got to go tell someone

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I Shall Be Released

Song by The Band



They say everything can be replaced
They say every distance is not near
So I remember every face
Of every man who put me here

I see my light come shinin'
From the west down to the east
Any day now, any day now
I shall be released

They say every man needs protection
They say that every man must fall
Yet I swear I see my reflection
Somewhere so high above this wall

I see my light come shinin'
From the west down to the east
Any day now, any day now
I shall be released

Now yonder stands a man in this lonely crowd
A man who swears he's not to blame
And all day long I hear him shouting so loud
Just crying out that he was framed

I see my light come shinin'
From the west down to the east
Any day now, any day now
I shall be released

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Anti-Nowhere League: "So What?"

So fucking what!

Well I've been to Hastings
And I've been to Brighton
I've been to Eastbourne too
So what, so what

Well I've been here
And I've been there
And I've been every fucking where
So what, so what

So what, so what you boring little cunt
Well who cares, who cares what you do
Who cares, who cares about you
You, you, you

Well I've sucked sweets
And I've sucked rock
And I've even sucked an old man's cock
So what, so what

Well I've fucked a sheep
And I've fucked a goat
I've had my cock right down its throat
So what, so what
So what, so what you boring little cunt
Well who cares, who cares what you do
Who cares, who cares about you
You, you, you, you

Well I've drunk that
And I've drunk this
And I've spewed up on a pint of piss
So what, so what

And I've had scag
I've had speed
I've jacked off until I bleed
So what, so what
So what, so what you boring little cunt
Well who cares, who cares what you do
Who cares, who cares about you
You, you, you, you

Well I've had crabs
And I've had lice
And I've had the pox and that ain't nice
So what, so what

Well I've fucked this
And I've fucked that
And I've even fucked a schoolgirl's twat
So what, so what
So what, so what you boring little cunt
Who cares, who cares about you
Who cares, who cares about you
You, you, you, you.....

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King's X - Cigarettes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFb1AqXsm3w

Have you gotten any cigarettes
And have you got anything for me?
I no longer know just what I'm saying
Is this how it's supposed to be


Sometimes, I think the pain blows my mind
Pain blows my mind


Is it June or late September?
Is it 1993?
Could you help me to remember?
Is this how I'm supposed to be?


Sometimes, I think the pain blows my mind
Pain blows my mind


Did you ever get those cigarettes
And did you get anything for me?
Will you help me to remember
When I fall into the sea?


Sometimes, I think the pain blows my mind
Pain, blows my mind
Pain, blows my mind
Pain, blows my mind


Pain, pain
Sometimes, I think the pain, pain
Sometimes, I think the pain, pain
Sometimes, I think the pain blows my mind
Blows my mind, oh

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Mother Love Bone - This Is Shangrila

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04eXbLsxLI8

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Thin Lizzy - Got To Give It Up


I've got to give it up
I've got to give it up that stuff
I've got to give it up
I've got to give it up that stuff


Tell my mama and tell my pa
That their fine young son didn't get far
He made it to the end of a bottle
Sitting in a sleazy bar


He tried hard but his spirit broke
He tried until he nearly choked
In the end he lost his bottle
Drinking alcohol


Got to give it up
I got to give it up that stuff
Got to give it up
I got to give it up that stuff


Tell my brother, I tried to write and
Put pen to paper but I was frightened
I couldn't seem to get the words out right
Right, quite right


Tell my sister, I'm sinking slow
Now and then I powder my nose
In the end I lost my bottle
It smashed in a casbah


Got to give it up
I got to give it up that stuff
Got to give it up
I got to give it up that stuff


Got to give it up
I got to give it up that stuff
Got to give it up
I got to give it up that stuff


I've been messing with the heavy stuff
For a time I couldn't get enough
But I'm waking up and it's wearing off
Junk don't get you far


Tell my mama I'm coming home
In my youth I'm getting older
And I think it's lost control
Mama, I'm coming home


Got to give it up
Give it up
Got to give it up that stuff
Got to give it up
You know what I am talking about
Got to give it up that stuff


Got to give it up
Got to give it up that stuff
Got to give it up
Give it up
Got to give it up that stuff

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Philip Lynott

The man finds himself alone
For the first time in his life
He's always got a problem
He's got to work it out wrong or right


He's got to work it out
He's so lonely in the night
He's got to work it out, all alone


Now who in the world would believe
That he's got another trick up his sleeve
And who in the world wants to know
Which way should he go


Which way should he turn?
Which way should he learn?
Which day should he stop?
Which way to the top?


I remember him when we were friends
When we were young, way back then
I still can recall when we were small
How he tried his best to warn us all


This living on his own has turned his heart
To stone and it's all pain
He sits out on his own and eats his heart
Out alone in the pouring rain


Now who in the world would have know
That just a few years ago
His love could have grown and grown
Through the rain, the sleet and snow


But the rain, the sleet and snow
Chills the heart and kills the soul
So let the cold winds blow
What he doesn't see, he doesn't know


I remember him when we were friends
When we were young, way back then
I recall it all when we were small
How he tried his best to warn us all


I remember it still, I always will
When we were friends way back then
I recall it all when we were small
How he tried his best to warn us all of the danger


He said, "Watch out for the danger"
He said, "Watch out"


The man is a winner for the first time in his life
He looks a little thinner but he says, "Hey that doesn't matter"
But if you look closely you'll see
A cold smug self-satisfactory smile behind


And now that he has won
It doesn't matter how or which way it was done
Now that he's in control
Revenge is in his heart and soul


The power is at his fingertips
Vengeance is on his lips
But the power he fought to control
Now has got him in its grips


I remember him when we were friends
When we were young, way back then
I recall it all when we were small
How he tried his best to warn us all


I remember it still, I always will
When we were friends way back then
I recall it all when we were small
How he tried his best to warn us all of the danger


I remember him when we were friends
When we were young, way back then
But now we're all grown up
And we're strangers


You see, bit by bit, part by part
We slipped and slipped
Till we'd grown apart
And now we're strangers


I remember him when we were friends
When we were young it was way back then
I still recall it all when we were small
How he tried his best, he said, "Watch out for the danger"


But bit by bit
We slipped and slipped
Now we're all grown

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Location: misanthropia
They're shining searchlights in the sky
'Cause there's a new God in the sign
It says the map is not the terrier work
And then I broke my telescope
But that's the nature of the game
And you have to play

Bring back the pain of a god that's never blue
You're in control of the whole damned universe
Bring back the fame and the bright lights on a few
It keeps me coming back to you

The deaths were faked, the laughs were cries
But ressurrections are doing fine
You got me walking into suicide
And I'll be right there by your side
In reproduction of your merry go bye bye

Here to paradise they go
Brighter made is their woe
As above, so below

We reached for an outside point of view
But its out of touch with me and you
I feel I'm walking into suicide
But you'll be right there by my side
To beam my message into space as I die

Bring back the shame of the many for the few
Get on your knees and I'll be coming back to you
Bring back the pain of an inverse world for two
It keeps me coming back to you

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^Lapsed, you should credit the lyrics so we know who it is.

Philo, nice choices on the Thin Lizzy lyrics.



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I just want to be left alone


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Location: where the dogs roll by
Just a perfect day
Drink Sangria in the park
And then later
When it gets dark, we go home

Just a perfect day
Feed animals in the zoo
Then later
A movie, too, and then home

Oh, it's such a perfect day
I'm glad I spent it with you
Oh, such a perfect day
You just keep me hanging on
You just keep me hanging on

Just a perfect day
Problems all left alone
Weekenders on our own
It's such fun

Just a perfect day
You made me forget myself
I thought I was
Someone else, someone good


Oh, it's such a perfect day
I'm glad I spent it with you
Oh, such a perfect day
You just keep me hanging on
You just keep me hanging on

You're going to reap just what you sow
You're going to reap just what you sow
You're going to reap just what you sow
You're going to reap just what you sow

LOU REED

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I had always listened to this wondering what it was about. I finally googled it and it's about the breakup of CSNY.

They were hiding behind hay bales,
They were planting
in the full moon
They had given all they had
for something new
But the light of day was on them,
They could see the thrashers coming
And the water
shone like diamonds in the dew.

And I was just getting up,
hit the road before it's light
Trying to catch an hour on the sun
When I saw
those thrashers rolling by,
Looking more than two lanes wide
I was feelin'
like my day had just begun.

Where the eagle glides ascending
There's an ancient river bending
Down the timeless gorge of changes
Where sleeplessness awaits
I searched out my companions,
Who were lost in crystal canyons
When the aimless blade of science
Slashed the pearly gates.

It was then I knew I'd had enough,
Burned my credit card for fuel
Headed out to where the pavement
turns to sand
With a one-way ticket
to the land of truth
And my suitcase in my hand
How I lost my friends
I still don't understand.

They had the best selection,
They were poisoned with protection
There was nothing that they needed,
Nothing left to find
They were lost in rock formations
Or became park bench mutations
On the sidewalks
and in the stations
They were waiting, waiting.

So I got bored and left them there,
They were just deadweight to me
Better down the road
without that load
Brings back the time
when I was eight or nine
I was watchin' my mama's T.V.,
It was that great
Grand Canyon rescue episode.

Where the vulture glides descending
On an asphalt highway bending
Thru libraries and museums,
galaxies and stars
Down the windy halls of friendship
To the rose clipped by the bullwhip
The motel of lost companions
Waits with heated pool and bar.

But me I'm not stopping there,
Got my own row left to hoe
Just another line
in the field of time
When the thrasher comes,
I'll be stuck in the sun
Like the dinosaurs in shrines
But I'll know the time has come
To give what's mine.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Lyrics Ever?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:17 pm 
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calvin2hikers wrote:
it's about the breakup of CSNY.

And the arrival of punk rock. they could see the thrashers coming.

Love that song.


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downer mydnyte wrote:
^Lapsed, you should credit the lyrics so we know who it is.
ah yes, sorry.
that one was penned by trey spruance (of mr bungle).

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King's X - Get Away

Hey God, I watched the news tonight
Why are your people so fucking mean?
Hey God, that kid was locked up for 3 years
Why do the innocent suffer?

Where do you go to get away, away?

Hey God, they say you're perfect and in control
And I am falling apart
Hey God, the God of so many names but who can I blame?
What the hell are you thinking?

Where do you go to get away, away?
Where do you go to get away, away?

We're standing here and you're counting our fears
Abraham
Live in a desert, there's nothing there
Abraham

Where do you go to get away, away?
Where do you go to get away, away?

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20 Million Things
Lowell George

If it's fix a fence, fender dents
I've got lots of experience
Rent gets spent
And all the letters never written don't get sent
It comes from confusion, all things I left undone
It comes from moment to moment, day to day
Time seems to slip away


But I've got twenty million things to do, twenty million things
And all I can do, is think about you
With twenty million things to do


I've got mysterious wisteria hanging in the air
The rocking chair I was supposed to fix
Well it came undid
And all the things that I let slip, I found out quick
It comes from moment to moment, day to day
Time seems to slip away


But I've got twenty million things to do, twenty million things
And all I can do, is think about you
With twenty million things to do


And all I can do, is think about you
With twenty million things to do


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkLNjHv51ZU

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