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 Post subject: Re: Best Lyrics Ever?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:00 am 
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Location: where the dogs roll by
Where Ma Rainey and Beethoven once unwrapped their bedroll
Tuba players now rehearse around the flagpole
And the National Bank at a profit sells road maps for the soul
To the old folks home and the college

Now I wish I could write you a melody so plain
That could hold you dear lady from going insane
That could ease you and cool you and cease the pain
Of your useless and pointless knowledge

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 Post subject: Re: Best Lyrics Ever?
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Location: where the dogs roll by
It's the same story the crow told me; it's the only one he knows.
Like the morning sun you come and like the wind you go.
Ain't no time to hate, barely time to wait,
Wo, oh, what I want to know, where does the time go?

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Once in a while you get shown the light
In the strangest of places if you look at it right

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Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world,
The heart has its beaches, its homeland and thoughts of its own.
Wake now, discover that you are the song that the morning brings,
But the heart has its seasons, its evenings and songs of its own.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Lyrics Ever?
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Once in a while you get shown the light
In the strangest of places if you look at it right


Classic!


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 Post subject: Re: Best Lyrics Ever?
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You could put up almost every lyric Robert Hunter ever wrote in my opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Lyrics Ever?
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Philostopher wrote:
You could put up almost every lyric Robert Hunter ever wrote in my opinion.


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"The Seeker"


I looked under chairs
I looked under tables
I'm tryin to find the key
To fifty million fables

They call me the seeker
I been searchin low and high
I wont get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die

I asked bobby dylan
I asked the beatles
I asked timothy leary
But he couldn't help me either

They call me the seeker
I been searchin low and high
I wont get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die

People tend to hate me
Cuz I never smile
As I ransack their homes
They wanna shake my hand

Focusing on nowhere
Investigating miles
I'm a seeker I'm a really desperate man

I wont get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die

I learned to raise my voice in anger
Yeah but look at my face ain't this a smile

I'm happy when life's good and when its bad I cry
I got values but I don't know how or why

I'm lookin for me
You're lookin for you
Were lookin at each other and we don't know what to do

They call me the seeker
I been searchin low and high
I wont get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die

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 Post subject: Re: Best Lyrics Ever?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:08 pm 
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The lost 2nd verse from Comes A Time by Garcia/Hunter, 1971...

The words come out like an angry stream.
You hear yourself say things you could never mean.
When the heat cools down and you find your mind.
You got a lot of words you've got to stand behind.



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the scientist writes a letter

dear julia,
unless chance finds us face to face again,
this is the last you'll hear from me. I spent this sunday,
a long afternoon, freezing at my friend's house by the sea.
we men of science... you know.

I've returned to my research in magnetic fields.
it's funny how attractive indifference can be. my sense of failure...
it's not so important. electricity means so much more to me.
we men of science... you know...

it's snowing again, seems like it's always snowing.
sit down to write and it's so cold. outside my window,
there's a tree so white I can hardly look at it.

it's quiet here. I look thru my glass at patterns all so well defined.
please send my winter coat soon as you can...
I find I have no other lines...
we men of science... you know...
all the best.. all the best, julia


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 Post subject: Re: Best Lyrics Ever?
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Sex Kills

All these jackoffs at the office
The rapist in the pool
Oh and the tragedies in the nurseries
Little kids packin' guns to school
The ulcerated ozone
These tumors of the skin
This hostile sun beating down on
This massive mess we're in!
And the gas leaks
And the oil spills
And sex sells everything
And sex kills
Sex kills

- Joni Mitchell

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 Post subject: Re: Best Lyrics Ever?
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^That's the best Joni Mitchell lyric I've ever seen.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Lyrics Ever?
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Thin Lizzy - Renegade

He's just a boy that has lost his way
He's a rebel that has fallen down
He's a fool been blown away
To you and me he's a renegade


He's a clown that we put down
He's a man that doesn't fit
He's a king but not in this town
To you and me he's a renegade


But he is a king when he's on his own
He's got a bike and that's his throne
And when he rides he's like the wind
To you and me he's a renegade


He's just a boy who has lost his sights
He's a stranger, prowls the night
He's a devil, that's right
To you and me he's a renegade


Check it out, check his face
Look at his eyes, they're so sly
I wonder why he cries from the inside
I wonder why he's a renegade


Oh please, I'm on my begged bended knees
Oh please, please heed my call
He's just a boy that has lost his way
He's just a boy, that's all

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 Post subject: Re: Best Lyrics Ever?
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King's X - Little Bit Of Soul

Put a little soul in your pocket
Put a little soul in the street
Put a little soul in your rhythm
Put a little soul in me


Put a little soul in your lover
Put a little soul in those sheets
Put a little soul in something
Put a little soul in me


Just a little bit, just a little bit
A little bit of soul


Put a little soul in your music
Put a little soul in your groove
Put a little soul in your vision
Put a little soul in you


Put a little soul in your living
Put a little soul in your time
Put a little soul in your religion
Put a little soul in mine


Just a little bit, just a little bit
A little bit of soul


Put a little soul in the thing
That you love to do
Let it all go if you want to
It'll come back to you


Just a little bit, just a little bit
A little bit of soul

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Cause' I speak of the pompitous of love

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 Post subject: Re: Best Lyrics Ever?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:26 pm 
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calvin2hikers wrote:
This thread turned serious.

I'll fix that!
Having trouble finding the lyrigs on the web, and I'm too lazy to transcribe them myself...
But, I did find a video of the song...
So,....

PULL THE TRIGGERS (RARE JOAN BAEZ VIDEO)

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

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 Post subject: Re: Best Lyrics Ever?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:40 pm 
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Philostopher wrote:
King's X - Little Bit Of Soul

Put a little soul in your pocket
Put a little soul in the street
Put a little soul in your rhythm
Put a little soul in me


Put a little soul in your lover
Put a little soul in those sheets
Put a little soul in something
Put a little soul in me


Just a little bit, just a little bit
A little bit of soul


Put a little soul in your music
Put a little soul in your groove
Put a little soul in your vision
Put a little soul in you


Put a little soul in your living
Put a little soul in your time
Put a little soul in your religion
Put a little soul in mine


Just a little bit, just a little bit
A little bit of soul


Put a little soul in the thing
That you love to do
Let it all go if you want to
It'll come back to you


Just a little bit, just a little bit
A little bit of soul

You've got great taste, Philo. King's X, Thin Lizzy, The Who , etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Lyrics Ever?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:04 pm 
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^^^Thank you sir! I'll leave you with this one.

Little Feat
"Roll Um Easy"

Oh I am just a vagabond
A drifter on the run
And eloquent profanity
It rolls right off my tongue
And I have dined in palaces
Drunk wine with Kings and Queens
But darlin', oh darlin'
You're the best thing I've ever seen
Won't you roll me easy
Oh slow and easy
Take my independence
With no apprehension, no tension
You walkin' talkin' dream paradise
Sweet pair a' dice
Well I been across this country
From Denver to the ocean
And I never met girls who could sing so sweet
Like the angels that live in Houston
Singin' "Roll me easy, so slow and easy...
Play that Concertina, I'll be your temptress... "
And baby I'm defenseless
Singin' harmony
In unison
Sweet harmony
Gotta hoist your flag and I'll beat your drum

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 Post subject: Re: Best Lyrics Ever?
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just plain doug wrote:
Having trouble finding the lyrigs on the web, and I'm too lazy to transcribe them myself...
But, I did find a video of the song...
So,....

PULL THE TRIGGERS (RARE JOAN BAEZ VIDEO)

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


Classic. Philo, did you catch this^? Michael O' Donoghue had a hand in that. From the very first National Lampoon album- Radio Dinner. 1972 Good choice, Doug.

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Scary Sad (Bill Stevenson)
All in my mind
but there's no shaking scary, sad things out of my mind
Always on time
but there's no time to bring the scary, sad girl back to life
None in her heart
some of the things she did seemed almost nice
I can't stop the blush when things aren't right
but I'm too scary, sad to cry

Feel it so strong but she's done it so wrong
All those scary, sad things; scary sad things

Every time she slit her wrists I wish she hit instead of missed
Every secret family crime, all my love a waste of time
Every doctor, every shrink, every bloody bathroom sink
All the filth we tried to hide, just a face I needed to be beside

Scary, sad girl leave my happy lone world
All those scary, sad things are what any love brings

Every girl that I ever hated
was just a monster that I created
Maybe if I close my eyes real tight
then the scary, sad things will go away
and I'll quit living in yesterday
I'll just smile and laugh
at all the scary, sad things you put me through

None of the doctors could find a cure
Just a scary, sad girl in a scary, sad world
None of the shrinks could make her think
about anybody else but her

I want to go home, I want my mom
to make the bad things go away
I want to forget I could ever let
any scary, sad girl treat me that way

Feel it so strong, but she's done it so wrong
All those scary, sad things; scary, sad things

Truth comes out in dreams at night
cause she's done it so right
All those scary, sad things
scary, sad things


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Them that don't know him won't like him and them that do
sometimes won't know how to take him.
He ain't wrong, he's just different, but his pride won't let him
do things to make you think he's right.

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downer mydnyte wrote:
just plain doug wrote:
Having trouble finding the lyrigs on the web, and I'm too lazy to transcribe them myself...
But, I did find a video of the song...
So,....

PULL THE TRIGGERS (RARE JOAN BAEZ VIDEO)

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


Classic. Philo, did you catch this^? Michael O' Donoghue had a hand in that. From the very first National Lampoon album- Radio Dinner. 1972 Good choice, Doug.



No, I did miss that. Thanks for pointing that out downer! That was awesome!

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What? No Warren Zevon yet? Ok, here's one...

Play It All Night Long

Grandpa pissed his pants again
He don't give a damn
Brother Billy has both guns drawn
He ain't been right since Vietnam

Sweet home Alabama
Play that dead band's song
Turn those speakers up full blast
Play it all night long

Daddy's doing Sister Sally
Grandma's dying of cancer now
The cattle all have brucellosis
We'll get through somehow

Sweet home Alabama
Play that dead band's song
Turn those speakers up full blast
Play it all night long

I'm going down to the Dew Drop Inn
See if I can drink enough
There ain't much to country living
Sweat, piss, jizz and blood

Sweet home Alabama
Play that dead band's song
Turn those speakers up full blast
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Frank Zappa - Echidna's Arf

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
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Marshall Tucker Band
"This Ol' Cowboy"


Well I'm sittin' down in San Anton'
Waiting on an eight o'clock train
My woman left me here last night
Things ain't been quite the same
I gotta get back to Dallas
And tie up a few loose ends
I'm gonna work a week make a hundred dollars
Aw and hit the road again
So I don't want you to think

That you're the first one
To leave me out here on my own
Cause this ain't gonna be the first time
This ol' cowboy spent the night alone

Now honey I've been a fool but a bigger fool
I can't remember when I've been
Just to open up my heart
And let you walk right in
Now there's one thing in this life
Ain't hard for me to do
That's as soon as I kiss the lips of another woman
I'm gonna forget all about you
So I don't want you to think

That you're the first one
To leave me out here on my own
No this ain't gonna be the first time
This ol' cowboy spent the night alone

If you wrote all the woman's names down I know
And let me pick one out
I don't think there'd be one in the whole bunch
Aw I'd give a hoot about
So I don't want you to think

That you're the first one
To leave this ol' boy out here on his own
Cause this ain't gonna be the first time
This ol' cowboy spent the night alone
No this ain't gonna be the first time
This ol' cowboy spent the night alone

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Root Boy Slim - Boogie Til You Puke

Put a quarter in the juke
Boogie til you puke
Pop that Locker Room
Let's really zoom
Shootin' and tootin'
All night long
The party lasts
Til your brain cells gone

I start with port
Drink two or three quarts
I drank Pernod
Then boogie some more
Speeding two weeks
On Wyamine
Don't mix too good
With ice box wine

Put a quarter in the juke
Boogie til you puke
Form a big boss line
It's puking time
Cleaning woman
Found me on the floor
Can't wait til tomorrow
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