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Old 05-22-2012, 06:09 AM
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Agreed, Springsteen is phenomenal.

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suzanne takes you down
to her place by the river
she feeds you tea and oranges
that come all the way from china
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Innocent- Taylor Swift

"I guess you really did it this time
Left yourself in your warpath
Lost your balance on a tightrope
Lost your mind tryin’ to get it back
Wasn’t it easier in your lunchbox days?
Always a bigger bed to crawl into
Wasn’t it beautiful when you believed in everything?
And everybody believed in you?
It’s all right, just wait and see
Your string of lights is still bright to me
Oh, who you are is not what you’ve been
You’re still an innocent
You’re still an innocent
Did some things you can’t speak of
But tonight you’ll live it all again
You wouldn’t be shattered on the floor now
If only you had seen what you know now then
Wasn’t it easier in your firefly-catchin’ days?
And everything out of reach, someone bigger brought down to you
Wasn’t it beautiful runnin’ wild ’til you fell asleep?
Before the monsters caught up to you?
It’s all right, just wait and see
Your string of lights is still bright to me
Oh, who you are is not what you’ve been
You’re still an innocent
It’s okay, life is a tough crowd
32, and still growin’ up now
Who you are is not what you did
You’re still an innocent
Time turns flames to embers
You’ll have new Septembers
Every one of us has messed up too
Lives change like the weather
I hope you remember
Today is never to late to
Be brand new
Oh, oh, oh
It’s all right, just wait and see
Your string of lights are still bright to me
Oh, who you are is not where you’ve been
You’re still an innocent
It’s okay, life is a tough crowd
32, and still growin’ up now
Who you are is not what you did
You’re still an innocent
You’re still an innocent
Lost your balance on a tightrope
It’s never too late to get it back "
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Like autumn leaves
His sense fell from him
An empty glass of himself
Shattered somewhere within
His thoughts like a hundred moths
Trapped in a lampshade
Somewhere within
Their wings banging and burning
On through endless nights
Forever awake he lies shaking and starving
Praying for someone to turn off the light

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In any book I'll ever read,/ You'd be the line that sticks out to me.

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Springsteen does it for me - Thunder Road and The River are pure urban poetry.
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suzanne takes you down
to her place by the river
she feeds you tea and oranges
that come all the way from china
Likewise Cohen.
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Heard this one more recent; I heard it played by The Corries, but originally by Stan Crowley:

There once was a very, very holy vicar
Went a-walking along the street one day.
When he heard a little voice say "Excuse me, vicar.
Help me, vicar." the voice did say.
And the vicar looked 'round, but all he could see
Was a tiny little frog sitting on the ground.
"My dear little froggy, did you speak to me?
Was it you that spoke when I heard that sound?"

"Oh yes," said the froggy, "Oh help me, vicar.
I'm really not a frog, you see.
I'm a choir-boy, really, but a wicked fairy
Cast a nasty spell on me.
And the only way that I can be saved
From this evil spell," the little frog said,
"Is for someone to take me and put me in a place
Where a holy man has laid his head."

So the vicar took him home, and put him on his pillow;
There he laid till the break of day,
And the very next morning, a blessed miracle,
The spell was broken, I'm glad to say.
And there was the choir-boy in bed with the vicar,
And I hope you think this all makes sense.
For there, my lords and members of the jury,
Rests the case for the defense.
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Perhaps it's the color of the sun cut flat and coverin'
the crossroads I'm standin' at.
Or maybe it's the weather or somethin' like that.
But, mama, you been on my mind.

I don't mean trouble please don't put me down or get upset. I am not pleading
or saying I can't forget you.
I do not pace the floor bowed down and bent but yet,
mama you been on my mind.

Even though my eyes are hazy and my thoughts they might be narrow where you been don't bother me
or bring me down with sorrow.
I don't even mind who'll you be waking with tomorrow.
Mama, you're just on my mind.

I'm not askin' you to say words like yes or no. Please, understand me.
I have no place I'm callin' you to go.
I'm just whispering to myself so I can't pretend that I don't know.
Mama, you been on my mind.

When you wake up in the mornin' baby look inside your mirror. You know I won't be next to you. You know I won't be near.
I'd just be curious to know if you can see yourself as clear
as someone who has had you on his mind.

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Where do you go to my lovely by Peter Sarstedt. It's my favourite song.


You talk like Marlene Dietrich
And you dance like Zizi Jeanmaire
Your clothes are all made by Balmain
And there’s diamonds and pearls in your hair, yes there are.

You live in a fancy apartment
Off the Boulevard of St. Michel
Where you keep your Rolling Stones records
And a friend of Sacha Distel, yes you do.

You go to the embassy parties
Where you talk in Russian and Greek
And the young men who move in your circles
They hang on every word you speak, yes they do.

But where do you go to my lovely
When you're alone in your bed
Tell me the thoughts that surround you
I want to look inside your head, yes i do.

I've seen all your qualifications
You got from the Sorbonne
And the painting you stole from Picasso
Your loveliness goes on and on, yes it does.

When you go on your summer vacation
You go to Juan-les-Pines
With your carefully designed topless swimsuit
You get an even suntan, on your back and on your legs.

And when the snow falls you're found in St. Moritz
With the others of the jet-set
And you sip your Napoleon Brandy
But you never get your lips wet, no you don't.

But where do you go to my lovely
When you're alone in your bed
would you Tell me the thoughts that surround you
I want to look inside your head, yes I do.

You're in between 20 and 30
A very desirable age
Your body is firm and inviting
But you live on a glittering stage, yes you do, yes you do.

Your name is heard in high places
You know the Aga Khan
He sent you a racehorse for Christmas
And you keep it just for fun, for a laugh ha-ha-ha

They say that when you get married
It'll be to a millionaire
But they don't realize where you came from
And I wonder if they really care, or give a damn

But where do you go to my lovely
When you're alone in your bed
Tell me the thoughts that surround you
I want to look inside your head, yes i do.

I remember the back streets of Naples
Two children begging in rags
Both touched with a burning ambition
To shake off their lowly brown tags, they try

So look into my face Marie-Claire
And remember just who you are
Then go and forget me forever
But I know you still bear
the scar, deep inside, yes you do

I know where you go to my lovely
When you're alone in your bed
I know the thoughts that surround you
`Cause I can look inside your head.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=C-PNun-Pfb4

Bridge Over Troubled Water Lyrics

by Paul Simon


When you're weary
Feeling small
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all

I'm on your side
When times get rough
And friends just can't be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

When you're down and out
When you're on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/s/simon+a..._20124580.html ]
I'll take your part
When darkness comes
And pain is all around
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Sail on Silver Girl,
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way

See how they shine
If you need a friend
I'm sailing right behind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
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One of my favorite songs.
Brothers on a Hotel Bed by Death Cab for Cutie

You may tire of me as our December sun is setting because I'm not who I used to be
No longer easy on the eyes but these wrinkles masterfully disguise
The youthful boy below who turned your way and saw
Something he was not looking for: both a beginning and an end
But now he lives inside someone he does not recognize
When he catches his reflection on accident

On the back of a motor bike
With your arms outstretched trying to take flight
Leaving everything behind
But even at our swiftest speed we couldn't break from the concrete
In the city where we still reside.

And I have learned that even landlocked lovers yearn for the sea like navy men
Cause now we say goodnight from our own separate sides
Like brothers on a hotel bed
Like brothers on a hotel bed
Like brothers on a hotel bed
Like brothers on a hotel bed
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Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotya


Now and then I think of when we were together
Like when you said you felt so happy you could die
Told myself that you were right for me
But felt so lonely in your company
But that was love and it's an ache I still remember

You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness
Like resignation to the end, always the end
So when we found that we could not make sense
Well you said that we would still be friends
But I'll admit that I was glad it was over

But you didn't have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
And I don't even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough
No you didn't have to stoop so low
Have your friends collect your records and then change your number
I guess that I don't need that though
Now you're just somebody that I used to know

Now you're just somebody that I used to know
Now you're just somebody that I used to know

[Kimbra:]
Now and then I think of all the times you screwed me over
But had me believing it was always something that I'd done
But I don't wanna live that way
Reading into every word you say
You said that you could let it go
And I wouldn't catch you hung up on somebody that you used to know

[Gotye:]
But you didn't have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
And I don't even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough
No you didn't have to stoop so low
Have your friends collect your records and then change your number
I guess that I don't need that though
Now you're just somebody that I used to know
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I find Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins deserving of his huge ego when I read his lyrics. But then he opens his mouth and spews some kind of bigoted political rant, and I am disillusioned yet again. Anyways, some of my favorite lyrics of his would have to be from "By Starlight"

By starlight I'll kiss you
And promise to be your one and only
I'll make you feel happy
And leave you to be lost in mine
And where will we go, what will we do?
Soon said I, will know
Dead eyes, are you just like me?
Cause her eyes were as vacant as the seas
Dead eyes, are you just like me?
And all along, we knew we'd carry on
Just to belong
By starlight I know you
As lovely as a wish granted true
My life has been empty, my life has been untrue
And does she really know, who I really am?
Does she really know me at last
Dead eyes, are you just like me?
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Simon and Garfunkel's Sound of Silence. Absolute elegance. Eerily prophetic...

Hello darkness my old friend,
I've come to talk to you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
The vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence
In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone,
'Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of
A neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking,
People hearing without listening,
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

'Fools' I said, 'You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you.'
But my words like silent raindrops fell,
And echoed
In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning,
In the words that it was forming.
And the signs said, 'The words of the prophets
are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whisper'd in the sounds of silence.
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By everyone you've ever known
Until the steps become your very own
In the end there is one dance you'll do alone

"To A Dancer" Jackson Browne
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Doctor, my eyes
Tell me what is wrong
Was I unwise to leave them open for so long

Doctor, my eyes
I cannot see the sky
Is this the prize for having learned how not to cry

"Doctor My Eyes"
Jackson Browne
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When the time has come
And not a heartbeat before
When I have it all ready and accounted for
When there's a change in the weather
And a turn of the tide
And I've got it all together
And can throw it all aside
When the time has gone
And there's nothing in store
And I find out I just can't take it no more
	I will come to you
	And then you will know
	I'll come in like the winter
	Like the blue eyes of snow
	When I come to you
	There'll be nowhere to hide
	I will come like the fever
	I will come without pride
	I will come for you
	I will come to you

When the pain is gone
And there's nothing to say
And I guess we never would have made it anyway
When a life’s worth of wonder
Has spilled over the dam
And my heart gets pulled under
By everything that I am
When my doubts are gone
And the devil's to pay
And I can't do without you even one more day
	I will come for you
	I will come for it all
	I'll come like breaking of waves girl
	I'll come right over your wall
	When I come for you
	I won't have to explain
	I will come like the thunder
	Like the chill touch of rain
	When I come for you, when I come for you

When the moon is full
And the sun burns through
And I've figured out exactly what I'm gonna do
When these words are all spoken
And these things are all done
And all the promises broken
But the very last one
When I wake up and dream
When I come out of the blue
When I get a certain feeling that I've got to have you
	I will come for you
	I will come for your life
	Let me in but look out, girl
	You know I cut like a knife
	I will come for you
	Like a spark down a wire
	And you'd better be ready
	You know I burn like a fire
	I will come to you
	I will come to you
	I will come to you

Come To You by Linton Robinson Copyright 1984 Wenatchee Girl Music

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"You were a song that I couldn't sing, You were a story I couldn't tell"

From Nice and Blue by Mewithoutyou
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"Always the summers are slipping away
Find me a way for making it stay" ~ Porcupine Tree - Trains

"Follow me down to the valley below, you know,
Moonlight is bleeding from out of your soul" ~ Porcupine Tree - Lazarus

"Tied - tied to a time
When we knew that the sun would shine
And you were all smiles
And we could just talk for a while…

Of where we would be when the future comes
And how you would paint while I wrote my songs

If I could find you
And tell you about my life
Or maybe just write
And remind you of when we would dream…

Of where we would be when the future comes
And how you would paint while I wrote my songs

Strange how you never become
The person you see when you’re young" ~ Porcupine Tree - Where We Would Be


Last song gives me chills, every time.

(I like Porcupine Tree by the way, did you notice?)
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That's what I thought.
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While I don't speak French I find it beautiful when sung, especially by someone who is normally an English speaker

Gravesdiggers Song by Mark Lanegan


With piranha teeth
I've been dreaming of you
And the taste of your love, so sweet
Honest, it's true

Through my heart flows sleep
And the dark, heavy rain
Where the gravedigger's song is sung
You've been torturing me

Tout est noir, mon amour
Tout est blanc
Je t'aime, mon amour
Comme j'aime la nuit

Love, is the medicine good?
Is the crow flying eight miles high
Over wire and wood?

Shovel down six feet
With a head heavy pain
The magnolia blooms so sweet
And it fades just the same

To the stars, my love
To the sea
To the wheels, my love
'Til they roll all over me

Oh love, I've been thinking of you
With razor white teeth, so sharp
Honest, it's true

In my blood flows sleep
And the dark heavy rain
The magnolia blooms so sweet
Only torturing me

To the stars, my love
To the sea
To the wheels, my love
'Til they roll all over me


Bullet to Binary by Mewithoutyou

Let us die, let us die
And dying, we reply
"Don't you tell us about your suffering
Look in our eyes, look in our eyes."
Let us be, let us be
Our closeness is such that
Wherever she rests her head
In the softness underneath
She'll feel me
And you will feel me

Je leverai les yeux a toi
J'ai change cent foi de nom
Je leverai les yeux a toi
Je n'ai pas d'espoir

When you laugh
You'll feel my breath there
Filling up your lungs
And when you cry
Those aren't your tears but I'm there
Falling down your cheek.
And when you say you love him
Taste me
I'm like poison on your tongue
But when you're tired
If you're quiet
You'll hear me singing you to sleep
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Originally Posted by Dela Eden View Post
Where do you go to my lovely by Peter Sarstedt. It's my favourite song.


You talk like Marlene Dietrich
And you dance like Zizi Jeanmaire
Your clothes are all made by Balmain
And there’s diamonds and pearls in your hair, yes there are.

You live in a fancy apartment
Off the Boulevard of St. Michel
Where you keep your Rolling Stones records
And a friend of Sacha Distel, yes you do.

You go to the embassy parties
Where you talk in Russian and Greek
And the young men who move in your circles
They hang on every word you speak, yes they do.

But where do you go to my lovely
When you're alone in your bed
Tell me the thoughts that surround you
I want to look inside your head, yes i do.

I've seen all your qualifications
You got from the Sorbonne
And the painting you stole from Picasso
Your loveliness goes on and on, yes it does.

When you go on your summer vacation
You go to Juan-les-Pines
With your carefully designed topless swimsuit
You get an even suntan, on your back and on your legs.

And when the snow falls you're found in St. Moritz
With the others of the jet-set
And you sip your Napoleon Brandy
But you never get your lips wet, no you don't.

But where do you go to my lovely
When you're alone in your bed
would you Tell me the thoughts that surround you
I want to look inside your head, yes I do.

You're in between 20 and 30
A very desirable age
Your body is firm and inviting
But you live on a glittering stage, yes you do, yes you do.

Your name is heard in high places
You know the Aga Khan
He sent you a racehorse for Christmas
And you keep it just for fun, for a laugh ha-ha-ha

They say that when you get married
It'll be to a millionaire
But they don't realize where you came from
And I wonder if they really care, or give a damn

But where do you go to my lovely
When you're alone in your bed
Tell me the thoughts that surround you
I want to look inside your head, yes i do.

I remember the back streets of Naples
Two children begging in rags
Both touched with a burning ambition
To shake off their lowly brown tags, they try

So look into my face Marie-Claire
And remember just who you are
Then go and forget me forever
But I know you still bear
the scar, deep inside, yes you do

I know where you go to my lovely
When you're alone in your bed
I know the thoughts that surround you
`Cause I can look inside your head.
Ever watched Darjeeling limited?

If not check it out, you'll like the intro scene. In fact the whole soundtrack is brilliant, movie is quite fun too.
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Sixto Rodriguez - Establishment Blues

The mayor hides the crime rate
council woman hesitates
Public gets irate but forget the vote date
Weatherman complaining, predicted sun, it's raining
Everyone's protesting, boyfriend keeps suggesting
you're not like all of the rest.

Garbage ain't collected, women ain't protected
Politicians using people, they've been abusing
The mafia's getting bigger, like pollution in the river
And you tell me that this is where it's at.

Woke up this moming with an ache in my head
Splashed on my clothes as I spilled out of bed
Opened the window to listen to the news
But all I heard was the Establishment's Blues.

Gun sales are soaring, housewives find life boring
Divorce the only answer smoking causes cancer
This system's gonna fall soon, to an angry young tune
And that's a concrete cold fact.

The pope digs population, freedom from taxation
Teeny Bops are up tight, drinking at a stoplight
Miniskirt is flirting I can't stop so I'm hurting
Spinster sells her hopeless chest.

Adultery plays the kitchen, bigot cops non-fiction
The little man gets shafted, sons and monies drafted
Living by a time piece, new war in the far east.
Can you pass the Rorschach test?

It's a hassle is an educated guess.
Well, frankly I couldn't care less.
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If you're tired and a bit run-down
Can't seem to get your feet
Back on the ground
Maybe you ought to try a little bit of LSD

Only if you want to
Shake your head and rattle your brain
Make you act just a bit insane
Give you all the psychic energy you need
Eat flowers and kiss babies
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For you and me.....


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My favourite lyric ever in a song is:

"We are here, we’re all alone in our own Universe, We are free, where everything’s allowed and love comes first, Forever and ever together, we sail into infinity, We’re higher and higher and higher, we’re reaching for divinity"

Euphoria- Loreen

Loves it!

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John Mayer's every word until he started thinking about lyrics
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I remember the way our sainted mother
Would sit and croon us, her lullaby.
She'd say, kids, there's a place
That's like no other
You got to get there, before you die.
You don't get there
By playing from the rule book.
You stack the ages.
You load the dice.
Mother dear, oh, we know you're...
Down there listening --
How can we follow
Your sweet, advice?
To...

Easy Street, Easy Street
Where you sleep till noon!
(Yeah, yeah, yeah!)
She'd repeat,
Easy Street!
Better get there soon!

Easy Street, Easy Street!
Where the rich folks play!
(Yeah, yeah, yeah!)
Move them feet
(Move them ever-lovin' feet!)
To Easy Street!
(Easy Street!)
When you get there stay!
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Originally Posted by luckyme View Post
Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotya


Now and then I think of when we were together
Like when you said you felt so happy you could die
Told myself that you were right for me
But felt so lonely in your company
But that was love and it's an ache I still remember

You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness
Like resignation to the end, always the end
So when we found that we could not make sense
Well you said that we would still be friends
But I'll admit that I was glad it was over

But you didn't have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
And I don't even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough
No you didn't have to stoop so low
Have your friends collect your records and then change your number
I guess that I don't need that though
Now you're just somebody that I used to know

Now you're just somebody that I used to know
Now you're just somebody that I used to know

[Kimbra:]
Now and then I think of all the times you screwed me over
But had me believing it was always something that I'd done
But I don't wanna live that way
Reading into every word you say
You said that you could let it go
And I wouldn't catch you hung up on somebody that you used to know

[Gotye:]
But you didn't have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
And I don't even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough
No you didn't have to stoop so low
Have your friends collect your records and then change your number
I guess that I don't need that though
Now you're just somebody that I used to know
I could really love these lyrics too, they're so applicable, but the song is just so damn obnoxious I can't even listen to it!
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This is the bridge from Winter Passing by The Academy Is.

"So stay with me here
Nose to nose, close enough
to see as our breath
slowly escapes and exchanges
From my lungs to yours
From your mouth to mine"

Oh, the lovely words of William Beckett...
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