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Old 09-07-2012, 08:23 AM
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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!
Finally, somebody says it!

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Old 09-07-2012, 09:36 AM
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Like a willow in the wind
She will bend to take you in
Doesn't matter where you've been
That's the way she feels about you

Like the sunlight warms the sand
She will touch you with her hand
Touching helps you understand
That's the way she feels about you

"Sunlight"
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IF I HAD A HAMMER

It's just a dirty sidewalk off the corner of Main
Where two people can meet in his holy name,
Their faces are empty and their eyes are turned in
And their hands hang heavy with the weight of sin
And I stand in their paths with the book and the cross
And call them to the judgement of the loveless and lost.

I say:
         He was born of a virgin 
         and he rose from death
         You can drink of his blood
         You can eat of his flesh
         His eyes can damn you
         He has wounds you can feel
         He is the child of God
         And his hands can heal.

It's just a dirty hotel room without towels or sheets
Where people come to meet and put their faith in their deeds
Her face is empty but her body is slim
And her breasts hang heavy with the sour milk of sin
And I stand there and pray with my tears and my beads
And she takes it all away down on the floor on her knees.

And I say:
     You were born a virgin
         You arouse me from death
         I want to taste of your blood
         I want to eat of your flesh        
         Your eyes can damn me
         You have a wound I can feel
         You are a child of God
         And your hands can heal.

It's just a parking lot off of Second and Main
Where people come together for the sacred game
Their faces are hidden as their handiwork begins
And their mouths hang open, full of back seat sin
And I stand there and watch with the Truth and the Sword
Then smite them both together with the power of the Lord
I slay them and I flay them until the Power fails 
Then I bind them to each other with my hammer and nails

Saying:
         I was born for a virgin
         And I rise up in death
         I want to drink of your blood
         I want the taste of your flesh
         My eyes have damned you
         It's my wounds that you feel
         I am the child of God
         See how my hands can heal.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:20 PM
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Soft Fun

She cries at midnight
tears run down 'till dawn
painted of cloud
she tries stoppin'
but she has to keep right on
she cries for freedom
a long. sad sigh for love
all you lonely people
cry for things you just don't know of

she hides in wool
medieval wears a path
fraid to cry, scared to die,
feels this one from her wrath
she cries for just everything
shaded looks so cruel I cried
she appears back to face now
but I just hold to eye

they say that funny dies crazy
cause he's always playing mad
but believe me when I tell you
my inside is sad
I'd like to forget my life
and find what you have found
but I wasn't blessed with that knowing
and I can't help sinking down

I give to you my heart, 'my soft fun
I'm lying, crying, God, I'm dying by you
I fear to be such a lonely one
it hurts me inside, that's all right


Nils Lofgren
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:57 PM
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Fearless
You say the hill's too steep to climb,
Chiding!
You say you'd like to see me try,
Climbing!
You pick the place and I'll choose the time
And I'll climb
The hill in my own way
Just wait a while, for the right day
And as I rise above the treeline and the clouds
I look down hear the sound
Of the things you said today

Fearlessly the idiot faced the crowd, smiling
Merciless, the magistrate turns 'round, frowning
And who's the fool who wears the crown
Go down in your own way
And everyday is the right day
And as you rise above the fearlines in his frown
You look down, hear the sound
Of the faces in the crowd

Roger Waters
"Pink Floyd"

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Old 09-21-2012, 04:02 AM
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I'm a fan of Gerald Way's direction for Deadmau5's Professional Griefers:

Just give me the sound
To see
Another world outside that’s full of
All the broken things
That I made

Just give me a life
To bleed
Another broken world that’s full of
All the awful things
That I made

It's a great dance track.

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"I Need A Minute"
Imagine Dragons

Welcome to the land of fire
I hope you brought the right attire,
The crippled man is waiting at the door

He said "your eyes are much too bright"
The things you say are never right,
The sins of all the world lie on your head

So when you see me look the other way
Cause -ohoh- lately all I do is play
All the glasses in the world say "come with me ..."

I need a minute to get my head straight
Just to hit it before it's too late
Innocent considering my middle name is 'shake my body'
Take us in, it's Ritalin, I shimmy and I shake my body


Welcome to the land of fail
I hope you brought your soul for sale
The greeter's still at home I think he died

The land of smash and fairy tale
The truth of life is close to hell
The best you'll be is nearly dead or failed

So when you see me look the other way
Cause lately all I do is say
These the plans I make believe all come with me

Oh, perhaps it's all a dream and make believe
Oh, the last of all my dreams but still leave me
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There are so many song lyrics that stand out to me depending on the mood I am in and what is going on in my life at that moment but ones that really stand out are:

Broken Angel - Boyce Avenue
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8i_RIkljYc

You showed him all the best of you
But I'm afraid your best
Wasn't good enough
And know he never wanted you
At least not the way
You wanted yourself to be loved
And you feel like you were a mistake
He's not worth all those tears that won't go away

I wish you could see that
Still you try to impress him
But he never will listen

Oh broken angel
Were you sad when he crushed all your dreams
Oh broken angel
Inside you're dying 'cause you can't believe

And now you've grown up
With this notion that you were to blame
And you seem so strong sometimes
But I know that you still feel the same
As that little girl who shined like an angel
Even after his lazy heart put you through hell

I wish you could see that
Still you try to impress him
But he never will listen

Oh broken angel
Were you sad when he crushed all your dreams?
Oh broken angel
Inside you're dying 'cause you can't believe
He would leave you alone
And leave you so cold
When you were his daughter
But the blood in your veins
As you carry his name
Turns thinner than water
You're just a broken angel

And I promise that it's not your fault
It was never your fault
And I promise that it's not your fault
It was never your fault...

When I have had really bad day, this gets played very loudly:

Never Enough - Five Finger Death Punch
I'm so fed up with everyone around me
(No one seems to care)
I'm just so far gone and nothing's gonna change
(I'll never be the same)

It's always do this, do that,
Everything they want to
I don't want to live that way
(No)
Every chance they get they're always
Pushin me away

[Chorus:]
It's never enough
No it's never enough
No matter what I say

It's never enough
No it's never enough
I'll never be what you want me to be

It's all so messed up and no one ever listens
(Everyone's deranged)
I'm just so f***ed up and I'm never gonna change
(Wanna lay it all to waste)

They're always say this, say that,
Nothing that you want to
I don't want to live that way
Every chance they get they're always
Shovin me aside

[Chorus]

I'm Done
(I'm done X6)

[Bridge:]
In the end we're all just chalklines on the concrete
Drawn only to be washed away
For the time that I've been given
I am what I am

I'd rather hate you
For everything you are
Than ever love you
For something you are not

I'd rather you hate me
For everything I am
Than have you love me
For something that I can't

It's never enough
It's never enough
No matter what I say

It's never enough
No it's never enough
No matter who I try to be

It's never enough
No it's never enough
No matter how I try to change

It's never enough
Never never enough
I'll never be what you want me to be.
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she spread herself wide open to let the insects in
she leaves a trail of honey to show me where she's been
she has the blood of reptile just underneath her skin
seeds from a thousand others drip down from within
oh my beautiful liar
oh my precious whore
my disease my infection
I am so impure
devils speak of the ways in which she'll manifest
angels bleed from the tainted touch of my caress
need to contaminate to alleviate this loneliness
I now know the depths I reach are limitless
oh my beautiful liar
oh my precious whore
my disease my infection
I am so impure
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Savage Garden - To The Moon And Back (Darren Hayes rendition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66wkj5o0EE4)
She's taking her time making up the reasons  
To justify all the hurt inside  
Guess she knows from the smiles and the look in their eyes  
Everyone's got a theory about the bitter one  
They're saying, "Mama never loved her much."  
And, "Daddy never keeps in touch.  
That's why she shies away from human affection."  
But somewhere in a private place  
She packs her bag for outer space  
And now she's waiting for the right kind of pilot to come  
And she'll say to him,  
She's sayin,  

"I would fly to the moon and back if you'll be, if you'll be my  
Baby.  
I've got a ticket for a world where we belong  
So would you be my baby?" 

She can't remember a time when she felt needed.  
If love was red then she was color blind.  
All her friends, they've been tried for treason  
And crimes that were never defined.  
She's saying "Love is like a barren place  
And reaching out for human faith is like a journey  
I just don't have a map for."  
So baby's gonna take a dive and  
Push the shift to overdrive  
Send a signal that she's hanging  
All her hopes on the stars  
What a pleasant dream  
She's sayin,  

"I would fly to the moon and back if you'll be, if you'll be my  
Baby.  
I've got a ticket for a world where we belong  
So would you be my baby?"  

(Hold on, Hold on) 
"Mama never loved her much."  
And, "Daddy never keeps in touch.  
That's why she shies away from human affection."  
But somewhere in a private place  
She packs her bag for outer space  
And now she's waiting for the right kind of pilot to come  
And she'll say to him,  
She's sayin,  

"I would fly to the moon and back if you'll be, if you'll be my  
Baby.  
I've got a ticket for a world where we belong  
So would you be my baby?
Favorite parts from different songs


More favorite lyrics:

Best In Show:
  • 1. Savage Garden - "To The Moon And Back"
  • 2. Tony Braxton - "Unbreak My Heart"
  • 3. Him - "Join Me"
Rest


[edit]I forgot "Don't Speak" ... it probably belongs in the top 3 ... but it is on one level with "Join Me", I guess.[/edit]

[edit]And America - "Man's Road" ... and Jet - "Look What You've Done"[/edit]
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my lyrics: "Internet Distance"
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Billy Joel-Summer Highland Falls

They say that these are not the best of times,
But they're the only times I've ever known,
And I believe there is a time for meditation in cathedrals of our own.
Now I have seen that sad surrender in my lover's eyes,
And I can only stand apart and sympathize.

For we are always what our situations hand us...
It's either sadness or euphoria.
And so we argue and we compromise,
And realize that nothing's ever changed,
For all our mutual experience, our seperate conclusions are the same.

Now we are forced to recognize our inhumanity,
Our reason co-exists with our insanity.
And though we choose between reality and madness...
It's either sadness or euphoria.

How thoughtlessly we dissipate our energies
Perhaps we don't fulfill each other's fantasies.
And as we stand upon the ledges of our lives,
With our respective similarities...
It's either sadness or euphoria.
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I love the Chosen One
Loving him is lots of fun
We love the Chosen One
Not as much as me!
I love him with my heart
I love him with my body parts
We love the Chosen One
Everybody shush!

There. It is decided I love the Chosen One most.
Okay...music!

I love the Chosen One
Loving him is fun, fun, fun
I love the Chosen One
Not as much as me!
I love the Chosen One
Loving him is so much fun
We love the Chosen One
Not as much as me!


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"I never want to turn into another like you, sleep with your thoughts, dance with your views." Ed Sheeran, "UNI"
This line seems so perfect to me because it uses the exact right words I could never find before to describe this kind of thing, which occurs to me often.
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Every week I find my fickle little self changing favorite lyrics. I commit myself whole-heartedly until my passions blow another trajectory.
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Sideburns on the side of my face,
As my head turns,
You can see they’re in the same place.
On either side side-burns,
They can’t be replaced
My insides burn, when I think of the days before my…
My sideburns, look at my sideburns
Boy! Don’t touch my sideburns
Why would you do that?
My heart yearns for my own sideburns!
My side actually burns now, what is that?
What the hell man, why does my side burn?
What the hell’s going on? My side burns.
Does any body have some Aloe Vera?
If you do, bring it backstage (I’ll pay you back)
1985 from the womb I came out (on my birthday)
The doctor said “What you crying about?”
I said “Is that a rhetorical question?”
You know why I cried? “I have a serious lack of hair on
the side, of my head.”
Little baby people don’t have sideburns, they gotta
grow them when they’re older
But if your little baby already has sideburns, that’s
awesome! Don’t be concerned!
Don’t be concerned about your little bitty baby with
the big, big sideburns.
You should not be concerned (cerned) about the little
itty baby baby with the big, big sideburns.
Your little baby gonna be a pimp. Your little baby
gonna be a little baby pimp.
You should probably discourage that kind of profession
because it’s illegal and your baby’s too young
To be concerned about starting a business,
But that’s impressive if it’s got the mind set.
My sideburns, look at my sideburns! Back on track
talking talking ‘bout sideburns.
My sideburns look at my sideburns! La li luh luh loo
loo sidebu-u-ur-r-rns…
Sideburns….


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Something tells me I don't want to hear the song, as it might pollute the beauty of these lyrics.

Love it.
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it's actually a very catchy song. like most of his stuff, you find yourself singing it around the clock - which is not always politic depending on the company.
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Catchy means it knows your mind. Get with it. It's fucking insane.Membrane.
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My favorite lyrics now are those of country music's Little Big Town.
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They're fucking unbelievable.
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Crossing the line into the other side
Emerging as prisoners
To the emptiness of time
To the left and to the right
From behind - They're out of sight

Plunging into a new found
Age of advanced observeillance
A world-wide, foolproof cage

Privacy and intimacy as we know it
Will be a memory
Among many to be passed down
To those who never knew

Living in the pupil of 1,000 eyes

Was it overlooked in front of all our faces?
Now, the mistakes and secrets
Cannot be erased

Viewing the blind complexity
By which laws were justified
To erase simplicity

To the left and to the right
From behind, they're out of sight

Plunging into a new found
Age of advanced observeillance
A world-wide, foolproof cage

Privacy and intimacy as we know it
Will be a memory
Among many to be passed down
To those who never knew

Living in the pupil of 1,000 eyes

We are enslaved now

Death - 1000 Eyes
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Everyone else is putting down things like Dylan and Morrison, and yes, they are brilliant. But personally I enjoy the lyrics of a story oriented song best, like this one:

Ain't No Rest For The Wicked by Cage the Elephant

I was walkin' down the street
When out the corner of my eye
I saw a pretty little thing approaching me

She said I never seen a man
Who looked so all alone
Oh could you use a little company

And if you pay the right price
Your evening will be nice
You can go and send me on my way

I said you're such a sweet young thing
Why do you do this to yourself?
She looked at me and this is what she said

[Chorus:]
There ain't no rest for the wicked
Money don't grow on trees
I got bills to pay
I got mouths to feed
Ain't nothing in this world for free
No I can't slow down
I can't hold back
Though you know I wish I could
No there ain't no rest for the wicked
Until we close our eyes for good

Not even 15 minutes later
I'm still walkin' down the street
When I saw the shadow of a man creep out of sight
And then he swept up from behind
He put a gun up to my head
He made it clear he wasn't lookin' for a fight

He said give me all you got
I want your money not your life
But if you try to make a move I won't think twice

I told him you can have my cash
But first you know I gotta ask
What made you want to live this kind of life?

[Chorus]

Well now a couple hours passed
And I was sitting in my house
The day was winding down and coming
To an end

So I turned to the TV
And flipped it over to the news
And what I saw I almost couldn't
Comprehend

I saw a preacher man in cuffs
He'd taken money from the church
He'd stuff his bank account with righteous
Dollar bills

But even still I can't say much
Because I know we're all the same
Oh yes we all seek out to satisfy those thrills

[Chorus]
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No one posted this one yet?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smVYvnnqewA

Effervescing Elephant - Syd Barrett

An Effervescing Elephant
with tiny eyes and great big trunk
once whispered to the tiny ear
the ear of one inferior
that by next June he'd die, oh yeah!
because the tiger would roam.
The little one said: "Oh my goodness I must stay at home!
and every time I hear a growl
I'll know the tiger's on the prowl
and I'll be really safe, you know
the elephant he told me so."
Everyone was nervy, oh yeah!
and the message was spread
to zebra, mongoose, and the dirty hippopotamus
who wallowed in the mud and chewed
his spicy hippo-plankton food
and tended to ignore the word
preferring to survey a herd
of stupid water bison, oh yeah!
And all the jungle took fright,
and ran around for all the day and the night
but all in vain, because, you see,
the tiger came and said: "Who me?!
You know, I wouldn't hurt not one of you.
I'd much prefer something to chew
and you're all to scant." oh yeah!
He ate the Elephant
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Life's a Dance-John Michael Montgomery
"Had sure things blow up in my face. Seen the long shot, win the race. Been knocked down by the slamming door. Picked myself up and came back for more."

I Don't Know How to Love Him-JCS
"Try not to get worried, try not to turn onto problems that upset you. Don't you know that everything's alright, yes everything's fine. And I want you to sleep well tonight, let the world turn without you tonight. If you try you'll get by so forget all about us tonight."
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Depends on the mood -

Joe Walsh's The Confessor

If you look at your reflection in the bottom of a well,
What you see is only on the surface.
When you try to see the meaning, hidden underneath,
The measure of the depth can be deceiving.
The bottom has a rocky reputation

You can feel it in the distance the deeper down you stare.
From up above it's hard to see, but you know when you're there.
On the bottom words are shallow.
On the surface talk is cheap.
You can only judge the distance by the company you keep
In the eyes of the Confessor.

In the eyes of the Confessor,
There's no place you can hide.
You can't hide from the eyes (of the Confessor)
Don't you even try.
In the eyes of the Confessor
You can't tell a lie,
You cannot tell a lie (to the Confessor)
Strip you down to size,
Naked as the day that you were born,
Naked as the day that you were born.

Take all the trauma, drama, comments,
The guilt and doubt and shame
The "what ifs" and "if onlys"
The shackles and the chains
The violence and aggression,
The pettiness and scorn,
The jealousy and hatred,
The tempest and discord,
AND GIVE IT UP!
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It's pretty hard to pick ONE favorite, but the lyrics of Mickey Newbury's "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)" should really make the top 5. It's supposed to describe a LSD trip, and a lot of people (including myself) probably first heard it in "The Big Lebowski".

I woke up this morning with the sundown shining in
I found myself in a brown paper bag, but then...
I tripped on a cloud and fell eight miles high
I tore my mind on a jagged sky
I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole, and then I followed it in
I watched myself crawling out as I was a-crawling in
I got up so tight I couldn't unwind
I saw so much it broke my mind
I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

Someone painted "April Fool" in big black letters on a dead end sign
I had my foot on the gas as I left the road and blew out my mind
Eight miles outta Memphis and I got no spare
Eight miles straight up downtown somewhere
I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

Other lyrics I like are the ones of "Gimme Shelter" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash" by The Rolling Stones, and "Stole You Away" by Benjamin Francis Leftwich (maybe the greatest song to listen to at a campfire).
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There are so many beautiful lyrics, but right now I guess this is whats on my mind:

They invented a reason
That's why it stings
They don't think you matter
Because you don't have pretty rings
I keep telling you I don't care
I keep saying there's one thing they can't change

I'm your moon
You're my moon
We go round and round
From out here, it's the rest of the world that looks so small
Promise me
You will always remember who you are

Let them shuffle the numbers
Watch them come and go
We're the ones who are out here
Out past the edge of what they know
We can only be who we are
It doesn't matter if they don't understand

I'm your moon
You're my moon
We go round and round
From out here, it's the rest of the world that looks so small
Promise me
You will always remember who you are

Who you were
Long before
They said you were
No more

Sad excuse for a sunrise
It's so cold out here
Ice and silence and dark skies
As we go round another year
Let them think what they like, we're fine
I will always be right here next to you

I'm your moon
You're my moon
We go round and round
From out here, it's the rest of the world that looks so small
Promise me
You will always remember who you are

It's I'm Your Moon by Jonathan Coulton. And yeah, its about Pluto not being a planet anymore, but its also metaphorical for so much more... I guess almost anything can be, when you look into it enough. But I like the messages that you can derive from these words
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I got off track, I made mistakes
Back slid my way into that place where souls get lost
Lines get crossed
and the pain won’t go away
I hit my knees, Now here I stand
There I was, now here I am
Here I am
Changed

Rascal flatts- changed. Really hits home.
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Probably one of my all time favorite songs, because it deals with such a difficult topic in a very endearing way:

Alyssa Lies

My little girl met a new friend just the other day
On the playground at school
Between the tires and the swings
But she came home with tear-filled eyes
And she said to me, "Daddy, Alyssa lies"

Well I just brushed it off at first
'Cause I didn't know how much my little girl had been hurt
Or the things she had seen
I wasn't ready when I said you can tell me
And she said

"Alyssa lies to the classroom
Alyssa lies everyday at school
Alyssa lies to the teachers
As she tries to cover every bruise"

My little girl laid her head down that night to go to sleep
As I stepped out the room I heard her say
A prayer so soft and sweet
"God bless my mom and my dad
And my new friend Alyssa"
Oh I know she needs you bad because

Alyssa lies to the classroom
Alyssa lies everyday at school
Alyssa lies to the teachers
As she tries to cover every bruise

I had the worst night of sleep in years
As I tried to think of a way to calm her fears
I knew exactly what I had to do
But when we got to school on Monday
I heard the news

My little girl asked me why everybody looked so sad
The lump in my throat grew bigger
With every question that she asked
Until I felt the tears run down my face
And I told her that Alyssa wouldn't be at school today

'Cause she doesn't lie in the classroom
She doesn't lie anymore at school
Alyssa lies with Jesus
Because there's nothing anyone would do

Tears filled my eyes
When my little girl asked me why
Alyssa lies
Oh daddy, oh daddy tell me why
Alyssa lies

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