Favorite lyrics?

Aaron

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What are some of the songs you cite for having really good lyrics?

Two of my favs:

Pink Floyd - Have a Cigar

Come in here, dear boy, have a cigar
You're gonna go far
You're gonna fly high
You're never gonna die
You're gonna make it if you try
They're gonna love you.

Well, I've always had a deep respect
And I mean that most sincerely
The band is just fantastic
That is really what I think
Oh, by the way, which one's Pink?

And did we tell you the name of the game, boy?
We call it "Riding the Gravy Train..."

We're just knocked out
We heard about the sell out
You're gonna get an album out
You owe it to the people
We're so happy we can hardly count.

Everybody else is just green
Have you seen the chart?
It's a helluva start
It could be made into a monster
If we all pull together as a team.

And did we tell you the name of the game, boy?
We call it "Riding the Gravy Train..."


Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now

Rows and flows of angel hair and ice cream castles in the air
and feather canyons everywhere, I've looked at clouds that way.
But now they only block the sun, they rain and snow on everyone.
So many things I would have done but clouds got in my way.

I've looked at clouds from both sides now,
from up and down, and still somehow
it's cloud illusions I recall.
I really don't know clouds at all.

Moons and Junes and ferris wheels, the dizzy dancing way you feel
as every fairy tale comes real; I've looked at love that way.
But now it's just another show. You leave 'em laughing when you go
and if you care, don't let them know, don't give yourself away.

I've looked at love from both sides now,
from give and take, and still somehow
it's love's illusions that I recall.
I really don't know love at all.

Tears and fears and feeling proud, to say "I love you" right out loud,
dreams and schemes and circus crowds, I've looked at life that way.
But now old friends are acting strange, they shake their heads, they say
I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day.

I've looked at life from both sides now,
from win and lose, and still somehow
it's life's illusions I recall.
I really don't know life at all.
 
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Black #1 by Type O as it is such a "goth" typecast song:
Black No. 1

I went looking for trouble
And boy
I found her...
She's in love with herself.
She likes the dark
On her milk white neck.
The Devil's mark.
It's all Hallows Eve.
The moon is full.
Will she trick or treat?
I bet she will.
She will.
Happy Halloween.
She's got a date at midnight
With Nosferatu.
Oh baby, Lilly Munster.
Ain't got nothing on you.
Well when I called her evil
She just laughed.
And cast that spell on me.
Boo B**ch Craft.
Yeah you wanna go out
'cause it's raining and blowing.
You can't go out
'cause your roots are showing.
Dye 'em black.
Dye 'em black.
Black black black black No. 1
Black black black black No. 1.
Little wolf skin boots
And clove cigarettes.
An erotic funeral
For witch she's dressed.
Her perfume smells like
Burning leaves.
Everyday is Halloween.
Yeah you wanna go out
'cause it's raining and blowing.
You can't go out
'cause your roots are showing.
Dye 'em black.
Dye 'em black.
Black black black black No. 1
She dyes'em black
Black black black black No. 1
Black No. 1.
Loving you
Loving you,
Love loving you
Was like loving the dead.

More to come later.
 

AJ_II

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Nice pick, Aaron, with "Have A Cigar". Next to "Time", I think that's my favorite Pink Floyd song. Love that line, "Oh by the way, which one's Pink?"

As for me, I've always liked this one...


Tool - "Lateralus" (as with most of Maynard James Keenan's lyrics, this song is open to interpretaion. I see this one as a middle finger to religion).

Black, then white are all I see in my infancy
Red and yellow then came to be, reachin' out to me, lets me see
As below, so above and beyond, I imagine
Drawn beyond the lines of reason
Push the envelope, watch it bend

Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind,
withering my intuition, missing opportunities, and I must,
feed my will to feel my moment drawing way outside the lines

Black, then white are all I see in my infancy
Red and yellow then came to be, reaching out to me, lets me see.
There is so much more,
and it beckons me, to look through to these, infinite possibilities.
As below, so above and beyond, I imagine
Drawn outside the lines of reason
Push the envelope, watch it bend

Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind
Withering my intuition leaving all these opportunities behind

Feed my will to feel this moment,
urging me to cross the line.
Reaching out to embrace the random,
reaching out to embrace whatever may come.

I embrace my desire to,
I embrace my desire to,
feel the rhythm,
to feel connected, enough to step aside and weep like a widow,
to feel inspired,
to fathom the power,
to witness the beauty,
to bathe in the fountain,
to swing on the spiral,
to swing on the spiral,
to swing on the spiral of our divinity and still be a human

With my feet upon the ground, I lose myself between the sounds,
and open wide to suck it in, I feel it move across my skin.
I'm reachin' up and reachin' out,
I'm reachin' for the random or whatever will bewilder me,
whatever will bewilder me
And following our will and wind we may just go where no one's been
We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been

Spiral out, keep going [x4]



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mrpacs

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"Games Without Frontiers"

Hans plays with Lotte, Lotte plays with Jane
Jane plays with Willi, Willi is happy again
Suki plays with Leo, Sacha plays with Britt
Adolf builds a bonfire, Enrico plays with it
-Whistling tunes we hid in the dunes by the seaside
-Whistling tunes we're kissing baboons in the jungle
It's a knockout
If looks could kill, they probably will
In games without frontiers-war without tears
Games without frontiers-war without tears

Jeux sans frontieres

Andre has a red flag, Chiang Ching's is blue
They all have hills to fly them on except for Lin Tai Yu
Dressing up in costumes, playing silly games
Hiding out in tree-tops shouting out rude names
-Whistling tunes we hide in the dunes by the seaside
-Whistling tunes we're kissing baboons in the jungle
It's a knockout
If looks could kill they probably will
In games without frontiers-wars without tears
If looks could kill they probably will
In games without frontiers-war without tears
Games without frontiers-war without tears

Jeux sans frontieres
 

Wayne Edwards

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From "Elanor" by The Turtles:

"Your lips intoxicate me
Even though your folks hate me"
:bigclap:
 

Jgatie

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Two by Nick Lowe, one written, one performed:

Marie Provost

Marie Provost did not look her best,
The day the cops broke into her lonely nest,
From the cheap hotels up on Hollywood West,
July 29

She'd been lying there for two or three weeks,
The neighbours said they'd never heard a squeak,
But hungry eyes that cannot speak,
Said even dogs have got to eat

She was a winner that became a doggy's dinner,
She never meant that much to me,
Whoah, poor Marie

Marie Provost was a movie queen,
Mysterious angel of the silent screen,
And from the film into a young man's dream,
When Marie crossed that silent screen

She came out west from old New York,
But when the talkies came she just couldn't cope,
Her public said "Marie take a walk,
All the way back to New York"

She was a winner that became a doggy's dinner,
She never meant that much to me,
Now I see, poor Marie

Those Quaalude bombs didn't help her sleep,
As the nights grew long, the days grew bleak,
It's all downhill when you've passed your peak,
Marie got ready for that last big sleep

The cops broke in and they looked all around,
Throwing up everywhere at what they found,
The handywork of the little dachshunds,
The hungry little dachshunds

She was a winner that became a doggy's dinner,
She never meant that much to me,
Now I see, poor Marie,
Poor Marie,
Poor Marie,
Poor, poor Marie,
Poor, poor Marie


(What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love And Understanding

As I walk through
This wicked world
Searchin' for light in the darkness of insanity.
I ask myself
Is all hope lost?
Is there only pain and hatred, and misery?

And each time I feel like this inside,
There's one thing I wanna know:
What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding? Ohhhh
What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?

And as I walked on
Through troubled times
My spirit gets so downhearted sometimes
So where are the strong
And who are the trusted?
And where is the harmony?
Sweet harmony.

'Cause each time I feel it slippin' away, just makes me wanna cry.
What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding? Ohhhh
What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?

So where are the strong?
And who are the trusted?
And where is the harmony?
Sweet harmony.

'Cause each time I feel it slippin' away, just makes me wanna cry.
What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding? Ohhhh
What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding? Ohhhh
What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?
 

Wayne Edwards

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This song was written in 1960:


COPS OF THE WORLD by Phil Ochs

Come, get out of the way, boys
Quick, get out of the way
You'd better watch what you say, boys
Better watch what you say
We've rammed in your harbor and tied to your port
And our pistols are hungry and our tempers are short
So bring your daughters around to the port
'Cause we're the Cops of the World, boys
We're the Cops of the World

We pick and choose as we please, boys
Pick and choose as please
You'd best get down on your knees, boys
Best get down on your knees
We're hairy and horny and ready to shack
And we don't care if you're yellow or black
Just take off your clothes and lay down on your back
'Cause we're the Cops of the World, boys
We're the Cops of the World

Our boots are needing a shine, boys
Boots are needing a shine
But our Coca-Cola is fine, boys
Coca-Cola is fine
We've got to protect all our citizens fair
So we'll send a battalion for everyone there
And maybe we'll leave in a couple of years
'Cause we're the Cops of the World, boys
We're the Cops of the World

We'll dump the reds in a pile, boys
Dump the reds in a pile
You'd better wipe off that smile, boys
Better wipe off that smile
We'll spit through the streets of the cities we wreck
And we'll find you a leader that you can't elect
Those treaties we signed were a pain in the neck
'Cause we're the Cops of the World, boys
We're the Cops of the World

And clean the johns with a rag, boys
Clean the johns with a rag
If you like you can use your flag, boys
If you like you can use your flag
We've got too much money we're looking for toys
And guns will be guns and boys will be boys
But we'll gladly pay for all we destroy
'Cause we're the Cops of the World, boys
We're the Cops of the World

Please stay off of the grass, boys
Please stay off of the grass
Here's a kick in the ass, boys
Here's a kick in the ass
We'll smash down your doors, we don't bother to knock
We've done it before, so why all the shock
We're the biggest and the toughest kids on the block
And we're the Cops of the World, boys
We're the Cops of the World

And when we butchered your sons, boys
When we butchered your sons
Have a stick of our gum, boys
Have a stick of our bubble gum
We own half the world, oh say can you see
And the name for our profits is democracy
So, like it or not, you will have to be free
'Cause we're the Cops of the World, boys
We're the Cops of the World
 

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One by Metallica lyrics

I can't remember anything
Can't tell if this is true or a dream
Deep down inside I feel to scream
This terrible silence stops in me

Now that the war is through with me I'm waking up, I cannot see
That there is not much left of me
Nothing is real but pain now

Hold my breath as I wish for death
Oh please God, wake me

Back in the womb it's much too real
In pumps life that I must feel
But can't look forward to reveal
Look to the time when I live

Fed through the tube that sticks in me
Just like a wartime novelty. Tied to machines that make me be
Cut this life off from me

Hold my breath as I wish for death
Oh please God, wake me

Now the world is gone I'm just one
Oh God, help me hold my breath as I wish for death
Oh please God, help me

Darkness imprisoning me
All that I see
Absolute horror I cannot live
I cannot die
Trapped in myself
Body my holding cell

Landmine Has taken my sight
Taken my speech
Taken my hearing Taken my arms Taken my legs
Taken my soul
Left me with life in hell



Remember our troops and most important remember the one that need our help when they return home.
 
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Touch of evil by Judas Priest


You mesmerise slowly
Till I can't believe my eyes
Ecstasy controls me
What you give just serves me right

Without warning you're here
Like magic you appear
I taste the fear

I'm so afraid
But I still feed the flame

In the night
Come to me
You know I want your Touch of Evil
In the night
Please set me free
I can't resist a Touch of Evil

Aroused with desire
You put me in a trance
A vision of fire
I never had a chance

A dark angel of sin
Preying deep from within
Come take me in

I'm so afraid
But I still feed the flame

In the night
Come to me
You know I want your Touch of Evil
In the night
Please set me free
I can't resist a Touch of Evil

Arousing me now with a sense of desire
Possessing my soul till my body's on fire

A dark angel of sin
Preying deep from within
Come take me in

I'm so afraid
But I still feed the flame

You're possessing me
Well you've got me working so hard lately.
Working my hands until they bleed.
If I was twice the man I could be,
I'd still be half of what you need.
Still you lead me and I follow.
Anything you ask you know I'll do.
This one act of consecration is what I ask of you

[Chorus:]
Ringfinger.
Promise carved in stone.
Deeper than the sea.
Ringfinger.
Sever flesh and bone
And offer it to me.

Well, you just left me nailed here.
Hanging like Jesus on his cross.
I'm just dying for your sins.
And aiding to the cause.

[Chorus]

Wrap my eyes in bandages.
Confessions I see through.
I get everything I want.
When I get part of you.

[Chorus]

Ringfinger.
Promise carved in stone.
Deeper than the sea.
Ringfinger.
Devil's flesh and bone
Do something for me.


Ringfinger by NIN (my wedding song)
 

johninbricknj

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Anal cunt(so i noticed that your gay)
I helped him out a little---Dude sharpen up on those posting skills:idunno:



I Noticed That You're Gay Lyrics



i saw you buying a pearl jam record,and i noticed that you're gay
i saw you hanging around in allston,and i noticed that you're gay
i saw you riding around on your rollerblades,and i noticed that you're gay
i saw you getting your tongue pierced,and i noticed that you're gay
i heard you spend all day on the internet,and i noticed that you're gay
i saw you drinking a frappucino,and i noticed that you're gay
i saw you wearing a fucking tree shirt,and i noticed that you're gay
you've got a tribal tattoo, and i noticed that you're gay
 

hank-the-dwarf

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I helped him out a little---Dude sharpen up on those posting skills:idunno:



I Noticed That You're Gay Lyrics



i saw you buying a pearl jam record,and i noticed that you're gay
i saw you hanging around in allston,and i noticed that you're gay
i saw you riding around on your rollerblades,and i noticed that you're gay
i saw you getting your tongue pierced,and i noticed that you're gay
i heard you spend all day on the internet,and i noticed that you're gay
i saw you drinking a frappucino,and i noticed that you're gay
i saw you wearing a fucking tree shirt,and i noticed that you're gay
you've got a tribal tattoo, and i noticed that you're gay
thats it-awsome song