Favorite lyrics

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  1. Stuff Jones

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    Inspired by the Bob Dylan thread... what are some of your favorite song lyrics? Not necessarily complete song lyrics but even just memorable bits and pieces.
     
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    "If my mind's the weapon, my heart's the extra clip." - The Movielife, Jamestown
     
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    In the secret space of dreams,
    Where I, dreaming, lay amazed.


    Whilst I don't think the commas are in the written lyrics, they certainly sing them. I love the sentiment, I love the grammar.

    Attics of My Life, Robert Hunter. Grateful Dead, American Beauty.
     
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    Said the apple to the orange:
    "Oh I wanted you to come
    Close to me and kiss me to the core
    Then you might know me like no other orange
    Has ever done before"

    (Small Fruit Song - Al Stewart)
     
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    Extraordinary Machine"

    I certainly haven't been shopping for any new shoes
    -And-
    I certainly haven't been spreading myself around
    I still only travel by foot and by foot, it's a slow climb,
    But I'm good at being uncomfortable, so
    I can't stop changing all the time

    I notice that my opponent is always on the go
    -And-
    Won't go slow, so's not to focus, and I notice
    He'll hitch a ride with any guide, as long as
    They go fast from whence he came
    - But he's no good at being uncomfortable, so
    He can't stop staying exactly the same

    If there was a better way to go then it would find me
    I can't help it, the road just rolls out behind me
    Be kind to me, or treat me mean
    I'll make the most of it, I'm an extraordinary machine

    I seem to you to seek a new disaster every day
    You deem me due to clean my view and be at peace and lay
    I mean to prove I mean to move in my own way, and say,
    I've been getting along for long before you came into the play

    I am the baby of the family, it happens, so
    - Everybody cares and wears the sheeps' clothes
    While they chaperone
    Curious, you looking down your nose at me, while you appease
    - Courteous, to try and help - but let me set your
    Mind at ease

    (Chorus)

    -Do I so worry you, you need to hurry to my side?
    -It's very kind
    But it's to no avail; I don't want the bail
    I promise you, everything will be just fine

    If there was a better way to go then it would find me
    I can't help it, the road just rolls out behind me
    Be kind to me, or treat me mean
    I'll make the most of it, I'm an extraordinary machine

    Fiona Apple
     
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    Flight of the Conchords - Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros

    "Yeah, they call me the Hiphopopotamus
    My lyrics are bottomless:
    ...
    ...
    ..."



    Not necessarily one of my favorites but certainly fun to think about from time to time :)
     
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    "You can't always get what you want"
    "But if you try sometimes, you might (find you) get what you need"

    This song is cheering me up lately...
     
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    I thought of many and ended up picking this one. It touches on a lot of stuff for me:

    Quasi - "Good Times" from the 'Hot Shit!' album


    Life without love is all the hell you need
    You're in heaven when your soul gets freed
    But they'll sell you the devil, they'll sell you the lord
    They'll sell you twice as much as you can afford
    You reap what you sow, that's about all you need to know
    You can crack up, or back up, pack up and go

    Silver screams and dream machines
    They don't mean nothing unless you read between the beams
    Lost in a wilderness of teenage dreams
    Trying to push a bolder up a mountain of beans
    But then the bean counters cancelled the show
    You can crack up, or back up, pack up and go

    The time is now, the place is here
    Not next door, not next year
    Never before has it been this clear
    Good times, happy days, in spite of it all

     
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    Oh man, the lyrics thread. I have so many lyrics that I love, from the artists who simply state, to the poetic ones...

    Lately Tame Impala has my personal mantra pegged, from Be Above It:
    "This time I'm just gonna take it all
    I'm never gonna shake it up
    I'll just close my eyes and make so that all the things don't affect me now
    I know that I gotta be above it now

    And I cannot let them all just bring me down

    This time I'm just gonna take or I'm never gonna shake it
    I'll just close my eyes and make so that all the things don't affect me now

    Gotta be above it
    Gotta be above it"

    and Warpaint with Burgundy, expressing affection in amazing ways:
    "I see your face inside, shining your deep blue eyes
    I see your love inside, and it's starting to all make sense
    I am a lion, a tiger's sleeping under my skin
    A tiger sleeping under your skin, not afraid to burn"
     
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    I'm 17 yrs old when I first hear:
    "I might like you better if we slept together"
    Romeo Void "Never Say Never"

    It changed my life.
     
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    "Cause what's a dollar to a man rich in soul and friendship"

     
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    Almost anything by Half Man Half Biscuit, for example:

    From "asparagus next left".

    Or even:
    From "depressed beyond tablets"
     
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    Turn up the volume.



    I climb down, to watch the tide
    Mark the time that slips away
    Where the oceans meet the sky
    The drawing out of self
    And bitter cold goes side by side
    The self-sustained obscurity
    The sense I can't maintain
    The ghost that never wanes

    I walk out to meet my fate
    In the receding of the day
    In hope the tide will grant me stay
    From the ghost that never wanes

    So torn and frayed
    My times, lives, faces
    None can wear away
    Time slips away

    Let them rest upon the waves
    Peace at last for those who wait
    Before I go out too far
    Before the depth I seek moves further away

    I walk out to meet my fate
    In the receding of the day
    In hope the tide will grant me stay
    From the ghost that never wanes
     
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    The Great Deception - Van Morrison

    Did you ever hear about the great deception
    Well the plastic revolutionaries take the money and run
    Have you ever been down to love city
    Where they rip you off with a smile
    And it don't take a gun

    Don't it hurt so bad in love city
    Don't it make you not want to bother at all
    And don't they look so self righteous
    When they pin you up against the wall

    Did you ever, ever see the people
    With the tear drops in their eyes
    I just can't stand it, stand it no how
    Living in this world of lies

    Did you ever hear about the rock and roll singers
    Got three or four Cadillacs
    Saying power to the people, dance to the music
    Wants you to pat him on the back

    Have you ever heard about the great Rembrandt
    Have you ever heard about how he could paint
    And he didn't have enough money for his brushes
    And they thought it was rather quaint

    But you know it's no use repeating
    And you know it's no use to think about it
    'Cause when you stop to think about it
    You don't need it

    Have you ever heard about the great Hollywood motion picture actor
    Who knew more than they did
    And the newspapers didn't cover the story
    Just decided to keep it hid.

    Somebody started saying it was an inside job
    Whatever happened to him?
    Last time they saw him down on the Bow'ry
    With his lip hanging off an old rusty bottle of gin

    Have you ever heard about the so-called hippies
    Down on the far side of the tracks
    They take the eyeballs straight out of your head
    Say son, kid, do you want your eyeballs back

    Did you ever see the people
    With the tear drops in their eyes
    Just can't stand it no how
    Living in this world of lies
     
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    "What ever will bewilder me, what ever will bewilder me"

    Philosophy, emotion and the sensation of life expressed in so few words. Tool's "Lateralus" is ingrained in my mind.
     
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    I like a lot of Aimee Mann lyrics. The stuff from the Magnolia soundtrack and Lost in Space is really good.

    THE MOTH

    The moth don't care when he sees the flame
    he might get burned but he's in the game
    and once he's in he can't go back
    he'll beat his wings 'til he turns them black
    no the moth don't care when he sees the flame
    no the moth don't care when he sees the flame

    the moth don't care if the flame is real
    cause flame and moth got a sweetheart deal
    and nothing fuels a good flirtation
    like need and anger and desperation
    no the moth don't care if the flame is real
    no the moth don't care if the flame is real

    So come on let's go ready or not
    cause there's a flame I know hotter than hot
    and with a fuse that's so thoroughly shot
    away

    the moth don't care if the flame burns low
    cause moth believes in an afterglow
    and flames are never doused completely
    all you really need is a love of heat
    no, the moth don't care if the flame burns low
    no, the moth don't care if the flame burns low

    So come on let's go ready or not
    cause there's a flame I know hotter than hot
    and with a fuse that's so thoroughly shot
    away
     
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    "Temporary Nature (Of Any Precious Thing)"

    Afraid to love and afraid to give
    Just because of what it might cost us
    But love can never, never live
    Without the pain, the pain of loss

    Life's never fair and it can be rough
    And it can turn and play cruel tricks on us
    And just when we think we've had enough
    There's always one more river to cross

    The temporary nature of any precious thing
    That just makes it, just makes it more precious
    But not easier, not easier to lose
    To lose somebody as precious as you

    We don't have an answer. God only knows
    Why we are made to weather these storms
    But God knows I love you and you're always been precious
    Since the day, the day you were born

    And it's always the sweetest reddest roses
    That kiss the sharpest thorns
    And it's always the deepest saddest joys
    That prove to be the richest ones

    The temporary nature of any precious thing
    That just makes it, just makes it more precious
    But not easier, not easier to lose
    To lose somebody, somebody like you
    To lose somebody as precious as you
    To lose somebody as precious ss you
     
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    "El Gavilan (The Hawk)"

    You gotta make your own rules, child
    You gotta break your own chains
    The dreams that possess you
    Can blossom and bless you
    Or run you insane

    The moment is yours now
    To lay on the line
    The past just don't matter
    Tomorrow won't mind

    Lay down beside me
    Show me a sign
    Let me feel your spirit
    Running with mine

    I don't deserve you
    I'm just a man
    But I swear I'll love you
    Just as hard as I can

    Storm on the mountain
    Stars in the sky
    Running for glory
    Freedom to fly

    Will you remember
    Way down the road
    Somebody loves you
    More Than you know
     

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