Favorite lyrics?

Discussion in 'Decades, Pop, Rock' started by Aaron, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. AJ_II

    AJ_II Well-Known Member

    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]



    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDlC7oG_2W4[/ame]
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2008
  4. great choice for TOOL!!!!!
     
  5. mrpacs

    mrpacs Well-Known Member

    "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
     
  6. Wayne Edwards

    Wayne Edwards Active Member

    From "Elanor" by The Turtles:

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

    Jgatie Banned

    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?
     
  8. Wayne Edwards

    Wayne Edwards Active Member

    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
     
  9. johninbricknj

    johninbricknj Member

    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.
     
  10. hank-the-dwarf

    hank-the-dwarf Well-Known Member

    Anal cunt(so i noticed that your gay)
     
  11. who are you referring to?
     
  12. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    "I Believe" by REM: "I believe in coyotes, and time as abstract."
     
  13. MM

    MM Administrator

    How appropriate is that?

    Yeah, I would be too.
     
  14. 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)
     
  15. johninbricknj

    johninbricknj Member

    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
     
  16. Real mature. What is wrong with people today!!!!
     
  17. hank-the-dwarf

    hank-the-dwarf Well-Known Member

    it is a punk rock group-that is the name of the song and its lyrics-30 sec song.
     
  18. hank-the-dwarf

    hank-the-dwarf Well-Known Member

    thats it-awsome song
     
  19. hank-the-dwarf

    hank-the-dwarf Well-Known Member

    did i get a rep point taken away?
     
  20. I guess the mods found your post not suited for this forum!
     

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