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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Belial » Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:58 pm UTC

Nomeansno - Metronome wrote:Steady......
Steady......
Keep it steady....
Keep it steady....

I want to break the things that seek to control
I want to live my life with no rules at all
I want to smash the lips that smile down on me
I want to rip and tear until I am free

Steady! On the metronome...
Steady.....
Keep it steady....

I want to touch the places lost deep inside
I want to see the ugly faces that hide
I want to reach down to the end of what's there
I want to strip the surface until all is bare

Steady! On the metronome....

I want to jump out of my skin and be free
I want to kill the little thing that is me
I want to laugh and giggle, I want to scream
I want to wake up from this life-crushing dream
I want to wash my body bare in the stream
I want to liberate this human machine
I want to laugh and giggle, I want to spit
I want to make you wonder, what is...what is it?

Y'know the one thing that I think attracts people
To a steady beat?
To a steady beat...
Is the certainty of where we'll be
Of where we'll be
In the next moment...
It's inevitability
With no variation
The comfort and security
Of knowing what
And who
You are
You hear that beat? (No no no no no no no)
You hear that beat? (No no no no no no no)
It's beating on you. (No no no)
It's beating on me. (No no no)
You hear that beat? (No no no no no no no)

STEADY!
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby parkaboy » Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:21 pm UTC

Iron and Wine wrote:Naked as we Come

She says "wake up, it's no use pretending"
I'll keep stealing, breathing her.
Birds are leaving over autumn's ending
One of us will die inside these arms
Eyes wide open, naked as we came
One will spread our ashes 'round the yard

She says "If I leave before you, darling
Don't you waste me in the ground"
I lay smiling like our sleeping children
One of us will die inside these arms
Eyes wide open, naked as we came
One will spread our ashes round the yard
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Belial » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:45 am UTC

Tom Waits - All the World is Green wrote:I fell into the ocean
When you became my wife
Risked it all against the sea
To have a better life
Marie, you are the wild blue sky
And men do foolish things
You turn kings into beggars
And beggars into kings

Pretend that you owe me nothing
And all the world is green
We can bring back the old days again
When all the world was green

The face forgives the mirror
The worm forgives the plow
The question begs the answer:
Can you forgive me somehow?
Maybe when our story's over
We'll go where it's always spring
The band is playing our song again
And all the world is green

Pretend that you owe me nothing
And all the world is green
We can bring back the old days again
When all the world was green

The moon is yellow-silver
Oh, the things that summer brings
It's a love you'd kill for
And all the world is green
He's balancing a diamond
On a blade of grass
The dew will settle on our grave
When all the world is green...
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby cypherspace » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:41 pm UTC

Gogol Bordello - Supertheory of Supereverything wrote:First time I had read the Bible
It had struck me as unwitty
I think it may started rumor
That the Lord ain't got no humor

Put me inside SSC
Let's test superstring theory
Oh yoi yoi accelerate the protons
stir it twice and then just add me, 'cause

I don't read the Bible
I don't trust disciple
Even if they're made of marble
Or Canal Street bling

From the maelstrom of the knowledge
Into the labyrinth of doubt
Frozed underground ocean
melting - nuking on my mind

Yes give me Everything Theory
Without Nazi uniformity
My brothers are protons
My sisters are neurons
Stir it twice, it's instant family!
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Belial » Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:38 pm UTC

Nomeansno- I see a mansion in the sky wrote:How many notes could postman post if a postman could post notes?
Here's a clue: there's nothing new
Just a helluva lot more of what come before
Like shit on a stick or cum on toast,
Like hey lawdy mama, I love you the most
But try not to choke and try not to gag
I have your balls in a sling and your cock in a bag
And if those fat bull frogs won't croak, I'll give their little bready eyes a poke
And if those hairy lids won't blink, I'll sit a thousand years and think
Of every fish that's in the sea and every bird that's in the sky
I'll turn to the corpse of God and cry,
"I see a mansion in the sky!"

How many holes would a young buck fuck if a young buck could fuck holes?
There's more to see in the cunt of a flea than in the darkness of your soul
I know who is who and what is what
What barks like a dog and quacks like a duck
When the lightning cracks and the wild wind blows
You can stick that smell right up your nose
Damned if you do and damned if you don't, but I hope those big lead boots can float
On the rivers of blood raised in a flood to wash these words right down your throat
Turn to the thing that's by your side,
Look into what you hope are eyes, and cry
"I see a mansion in the sky!"

In a pure land, you can see forever
Your thoughts float like a lotus in a stream
In a pure land, rise and look around you
Arise and awaken from your dreams
A pure mind sees a pure land
A pure mind sees a pure land
A pure land, a pure land, a pure land

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
How much good could a good man do, if a good man could do good?
Carved by the fire and nailed by the rain, crafted by love and hope and pain
Built of stone or built of wood, I'd build it solid if I could
But if that lead balloon won't fly, I'll piss in the wind and hope to die
And if I'm dead when I awake, you'll know it was all a big mistake
I lowered the sky and raised the ground, tore from my ass an awesome sound,
Lit the eternal torch and cried
"I see a mansion in the sky!"
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby michaelandjimi » Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:05 am UTC

Tripod - Mucus wrote:And then what I thought we might do is start off with a song. Which, I guess, this is an ode to the unsung hero of the human body. This is a song about how handy it is to have mucus...

Mucus, I love you 'cause of all of the useful things you do,
You are the fluid, when I'm disillusioned, you're who I go to.
There is no secretion that is as versatile as you,
Mucus I love you, mucus I do.

Oh mucus, how do I give thanks to you 'cause,
There's no end to all the tasks that are done by mucus.
Disinfectant...
Insulation...
Mucus, you trap foreign bodies.
Da da da da da da!

You're a sealant, lubricant, and you're a glucose,
Venus flytraps, they secrete extra-sticky mucus.
Also...
...as a mode of...
...transportation...
... mucus, you're bacteria's best friend.

Mucus, I love you 'cause of all of the useful things you do,
You are the fluid, when I'm disillusioned, you're who I go to.

Back when the Earth was only young
(Young young young young)
And we were in the ocean, life had just begun.
Primeval ooze, just another word for mucus, you are my ancestor,
As well as what you do,
Mucus, I evolved from you!

Ba-da-da da da da-da da da da da-da da da, da-da da da dum.
Ba-da-da da da da-da da da da da-da da da, da-da da da.

Mucus, I love you.
When I'm feeling blue.
You will get me through.
Ba-da-da-da-da-da!

In movies, such as those made by George Lucas,
When they need to simulate realistic mucus.
Special experts need to be there,
Mucus, you create employment!

(Yeah),
Mucus, I love you, 'cause of all of the useful things you do,
(You know you do it).
There is no secretion that is anywhere as pleasing.
That's the reason,
(Yeah),
Mucus,
I love you!
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Dark Ragnarok » Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:49 am UTC

Sikk - My Washing Machine wrote:My washing machine...
My washing machine...
My washing machine...
My washing machine...

My washing machine doesn't work...
Someone Fucked my washing machine...
My washing machine doesn't work...
Someone Fucked my washing machine...

Why did you fuck my washing machine?!
Fuck!!

My washing machine...
My washing machine...
My washing machine...
My washing machine...

Fuck!

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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby parkaboy » Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:29 am UTC

The Adverts wrote:Gary Gilmore's Eyes

I'm lying in a hospital,
I'm pinned against the bed.
A stethoscope upon my heart,
A hand against my head.
They're peeling off the bandages.
I'm wincing in the light.
The nurse is looking anxious,
And she's quivering in fright...

I'm looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes.

The doctors are avoiding me.
My vision is confused.
I listen to my earphones,
And I catch the evening news.
A murderer's been killed,
And he donates his sight to science.
I'm locked into a private ward.
I realise that I must be...

Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes.
Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes.

I smash the light in anger.
Push my bed against the door.
I close my lids across my eyes,
And wish to see no more.
The eye receives the messages,
And sends them to the brain.
No guarantee the stimuli must be perceived the same...

When looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes.

Gary don't need his eyes to see.
Gary and his eyes have parted company.
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Belial » Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:31 pm UTC

The World Wasn't Built in a Day wrote:As I was driving around aimlessly, a waking dream occured to me
That everyone I knew had died that day
That my friends, co-workers and loved ones, had all just suddenly passed away
There were drunken car crashes, airline disasters, and suicides that were unexplained
And as I drove past familiar scenes, streets and buildings that were a hundred times seen
As a wave of contentment washed over me, I wondered what this could possibly mean
As the sun spilled its warmth over the houses and the trees
I felt that I was finally free

But you know what they say
The world wasn't built in a day
You know what they say
The world wasn't built in a day

I picked up a woman in the parking lot of the local Safeway
Well, I had seen her face a hundred times but I never knew her name
And as I drove her home she laughed and she sighed, and the strain of the moment passed away
I explained how my father had died, how I had seen his body and never cried
She let her hand fall on my leg, and there she let it stray
When I dropped her off she asked me up, I politely said I couldn't stay
And as she walked to the door, as those bags of groceries gently swayed
I turned the wheel and muttered to myself, "No way, man, no way"

Sunset over the mountains, and on the harbour that beneath them lay
In long shadows the traffic lights gleamed, red and green, they traced the way
Through a corridor of sidewalks, where people wandered at the end of their day
I drove to my space on the waterfront, picked up my guitar and started to play
Alone, I sang for the people that I knew, for my friends and family, and for them I prayed
That no storm would come and sweep them up, that no winds would bear them away
I sang, "Your voice from my throat cries, your heart beats in my chest,
From my head stare your eyes, for you I live and die!
This loneliness is a lie! This loneliness is a lie!"

The streets were empty as I drove home, the air was cool and the sky was dark
Streetlamps cast their mockery of light over ghostly shapes in an empty night
Should I believe in the things I see? Am I in you? Are you in me?
What should I believe? Tell me, what should I believe?
At home, on the porch, the wind in the trees murmured a background for my waking dream
Where I drive through a city with labyrinth streets, where no one walks, where no voices speak
Where empty towers above me rise toward an empty, starless sky
Like a cold wind washing over me, I saw the meaning of this dream: I felt that I was finally free
I felt that I was finally free

But you know what they say
The world wasn't built in a day
You know what they say
The world wasn't built in a day

You lie before me sleeping, your eyes flutter in a dream
Am I in you? Are you in me? What should I believe? What should I believe?
But you know what they say......you know what they say....
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Neris » Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:21 pm UTC

My favorite ending to a song by the Decemberists:

"It gives my heart
Great joy
To see your eyes fill with fear

So lean in close
And I will whisper
The last words you'll hear
Ohh Ohhhhh"

and Damien Rice's Blower's Daughter:

"Can't take my eyes off you
... Til I find somebody new"
"My God, man! Do they want tea?"
"No, I think they're after something more than that, sir. I don't know what it is, but they've brought a flag."

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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Belial » Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:52 pm UTC

Downloading the Nomeansno discography was clearly the most musically entertaining thing I've done in a while....

Nomeansno - Til I die wrote:The chill of the winter is bitter and bleak
The snow on the pathway is heavy and deep
So I dig in my shovel and lift it on high
I'm going to shovel this snow til I die

The end of the road looks like freedom to me
I walk past the hours, I walk past the weeks
And the months fall behind as I pass the years by
I'm going to walk down this road til I die
Til I die
I'm going to walk down this road til I die

I sit on my own and no words do I speak
The sky's in my head and the ground's on my feet
But no pleasures delight me, no tears do I cry
I'm going to sit on my own til I die.

The sound of the ocean
My feet in the sand
The chill of the wind
The lie of the land
The drops on my skull
The gulls warbly sound
The thunder, the lightning
The rain pouring down
Til I die.

The years are a moment, The centuries pass
I walked from the first and I'll crawl to the last
But the silence surrounds me, in stillness I lie
I'm going to pass through these days til I die
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby parkaboy » Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:00 am UTC

i just got the skinny puppy discography. heheee!
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Belial » Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:12 pm UTC

Oh dude, I knew there was something I needed to download...I'll have to get that when I get home

One Fine Day wrote:One fine day, when I'm strong enough
I'll stand up out of this chair, and walk away
And on that day, if I live long enough
You'll see the back of me as I'm walking away
I'll go on and on and on
Across the porch and over the lawn
And when I reach the street
You'll see the dust fly off my feet

One fine day, I will settle up
Empty my account, and give it away
And on that day, conversation will cease
The arguments and questions will fade away
I'll go on and on and on
To the edge of town
I'll keep my feet on the ground
But never again will I look down
I'll be on my way

Maybe I have no guts
Maybe I love you all too much
But I can't sleep, I can't breathe
It's tearing me up, it's tearing me up
It's tearing the heart out of me...

One fine day, I'll wake up to find
All my fears and heartaches have melted away
And on that day, all the mists will clear
The sun will shine, and nothing will stand in my way
I'll go on and on and on
With nothing to weigh me down
The miles will slip away, I'll raise my voice and I will pray
I'll be on my.....


This story must be told wrote:He pushed her in an alley, and he tried to lay her low
He grabbed her in the dark, this story must be told
She looked him in the eye, and his blood, it ran cold
She said "I know a little story, and this story must be told"

But it's lies, lies! We never heard about it
Lies, lies! And we don't want to know
Lies, lies! We'll never listen
You're a dirty little liar, and we don't want to know!

His guts were in a knot, but her voice it would not stop
She shattered with her chatter all his dreams and all his thoughts
She licked him with her tongue and she tore him with her claws
He beat her and he begged her but he could not make her stop

Nine times, she bellyed over him, nine times, in the foam she rose
She ripped away his soul like he ripped away her clothes
She said "I know a little story and this story must be told!"

He tried to hide, he wandered down the road
He threw away everything that he owned, still he could not bear the load
He grabbed me when I met him, and my blood it ran cold
He said "I know a little story, and this story must be told"

But it's lies, lies! We never heard about it
Lies, lies! And we don't want to know
Lies, lies! We'll never listen
You're a dirty little liar, and we don't want to know!

He rolled his eyes, he laughed and he cried, he said "I'd kill myself if I was still alive"
He reamed me out with a tongue like sand, and cursed me in a language that nobody understands
"There she blows" he turned and he cried, pointing to the center of an empty sky
"There she is, my lady true! Her laughter cuts my heart in two!
Her eyes are blank, her face is stone! Leave me alone! Leave me alone!
She shattered with her chatter all my dreams and all my thoughts
She licked me with her tongue and she tore me with her claws
She ripped away my soul like I ripped away her clothes
She said 'I know a little story, this story must be told!'

In the light I see, nothing left of me
When the darkness falls, I will see it all..."
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby parkaboy » Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:17 am UTC

Stars wrote:Celebration Guns

So tomorrow there will be another number
For the one who had a name
A desert wind and a perverse desire to win
History buried in shame

Are those beating drums
Celebration guns
The thunder and the laughter
The last thing they remember

And then the next day
How will you know your enemy
By their colour or your fear
One by one you can cage them
In your freedom
Make them all disappear

Goodnight, sleep light, stranger
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Belial » Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:10 pm UTC

The Cruxshadows - A Stranger Moment wrote:The wind has wrenched all hands away
And ripped and torn the sail
But the sea grows somewhat calmer
As storms ply against the hull

Still I hope that time has something left
To show that I was here
Before sinking into oceans of blurred, forgotten years

But my intention is a stranger moment
Apart from the world we share
And all our enchanted musings
Fell lost between the here and the there

The light's upon the farthest plane,
Ascending with the storm
Where children and dreamers separate
A gulf within us forms

And I hope when they replay the verse
Our tongues fell deep to speak
The words are less confusing
And the rhythm not so weak

But my intention is a stranger moment
Apart from the world we share
And all our enchanted musings
Fell lost between the here and the there
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Aleril » Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:14 pm UTC

One Fine Day - The Offspring wrote:If I had a perfect day,
I would have it start this way,
Open up the fridge and have a tall boy,
Yeah.

Then I'd meet up with my friends,
Head out to the game again,
We don't even really care who wins.

Now excitement seems to grow,
When we're hangin' with the bro's,
When we're chillin' and we pound a case of Stroh's.
Now the game is cool to see,
You can "High 5" on TV,
Count the riot on the one, two, three.
Operation is in sight,
And the field is open wide,
When you break it then you know you're still alive.
If the cops don't make you pay,
And you make your getaway,
Then you know,
That's one fine day.

On that day before we're through,
We could torch a car or two,
Then have ourselves another tall boy,
Yeah.

Water hoses and batons,
That's the real game that's on,
I don't really give a shit who wins.

Now excitement seems to grow,
When we're hangin' with the bro's,
When we're chillin' and we pound a case of Stroh's.
Now the game is cool to see,
You can "High 5" on TV,
Count the riot on the one two three
Operation is in sight,
And the field is open wide,
When you break it then you know you're still alive.
If the cops don't make you pay,
And you make your getaway,
Then you know,
That's one fine day.

I believe it's my god-given right,
To destroy everything in my sight,
Cause it never gets dull, it never gets old,
The only thing it gets is more bold.
Drinkin', Fightin', goin to the game,
In our world it's a way to stay sane,
If your asking me,
To have it my way, I'd say that's,
One fine day.

Now excitement seems to grow,
When we're hangin' with the bro's,
When we're chillin' and we pound a case of Stroh's.
Now the game is cool to see,
You can "High 5" on TV,
Count the riot on the one, two, three.
Operation is in sight,
And the field is open wide,
When you break it then you know you're still alive.
If the cops don't make you pay,
And you make your getaway,
Then you know,
That's one fine day.
Yeah,
Then you know,
That it's a one fine day.

Now!
Hey,
Hey,
Hey Hey!


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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Belial » Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:07 pm UTC

Nomeansno - The River wrote:When I speak, the words I repeat
Are lost in endless roaring, and
When I call, your eyes turn to me
But what are they exploring?
Hidden shapes that pass fast away
Upon the waters streaming
But what I see, I just cannot say
There is no one to heed me.
I could say that I am sorry
But what forgiveness lies before me
In the river?
In the river?

You who know me all too well
All my sins and failings
But brother dear, how could I tell
The course that I was sailing?
In the flood, before my eyes
I see the face that I despise
In the river
In the river

It's mine
Drifting far away

I can see you're not very strong
As the current sweeps you by me
And I can see your head going down
As helpless, your cries find me:

"Help me! Save me! Lend me a hand!
Pull me out!
Pull me out!
Save me! Save me! Give me your hand!
Pull me out!
Pull me out!"

I would save you, give my life
But it's already sacrificed
To the river
To the river
It's gone
Drifting far away

Mothers tell your children the truth
Don't hide the fate that's waiting
When you're born, you start to drown
There is no help, no safety
First a gift of love is given
Then the winds rise
And the sails are riven
In the river
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby The Spherical Cow » Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:55 pm UTC

parkaboy wrote:Gary Gilmore's Eyes

Reminds me of this song:
Dogs Die in Hot Cars - 'Paul Newman's Eyes' wrote:I wish I had Paul Newman's eyes
And every day came with some surprise
I wish I had Paul Newman's eyes
That would be nice

Look at those houses, big houses over there
Look at those suits spending money without a care
Here comes the stars with perks around their arms
Here comes the sports car that carries so much charm
But I'm just a nothing that doesn't have a lot
And I asked for your life but look at what I got

So sick of seeing, don't want to hear no more
And you can amputate my limbs
And starve me to death whilst I beg for freedom
Away from a life which is this

But I wish I had Paul Newman's eyes
And every day came with some surprise
I wish I had Paul Newman's eyes
That would be nice

Look at those setters, those setters of the trend
Look at that band, they act so confident
Here comes the movies with dialogue so cool
Why did they never tell me to speak like that in primary school

So sick of seeing, don't want to hear no more
And you can amputate my limbs
And starve me to death whilst I beg for freedom
Away from a life which is this

But still I wish I had Paul Newman's eyes
And every day came with some surprise
I wish I had Paul Newman's eyes
That would be nice

So sick of seeing
Can't stand to talk
And I've no compassion
Or thought

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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby parkaboy » Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:18 pm UTC

Tiger Army wrote:Through the Darkness

Under dark waters the light glows
In the eyes of cats at night it shows
All pain and sorrow left behind
And through the darkness my love shines

A thousand miles we are apart
So tightly wrapped it thorns my heart
My song is heard in owls' cries
And through the darkness my love shines

It lights the green fog on the hill
It burns in shooting stars as wishes are fulfilled
Glowing as bright as fireflies
Yes, through the darkness my love shines

In the flames of candles in your room
In the smallest sliver of a waning winter moon
Electric like a neon sign
Yes, through the darkness my love shines

Burning like pagan fires of long ago
Luminescent my heart shines for you -
So don't let go

And in the darkest hour of night
Moments before sleep comes and dreams come into sight
Just know that you are on my mind
And through the darkness my love shines

Through the darkness, my love...
And through the darkness...
And through the darkness my love shines
----

Cupid's Victim

Without a warning it comes flying-
And when it strikes my world changes,
all reason left behind
Without a warning it comes flying-
and its to late to resist it for my fate is sealed
And I know... My heart's no longer mine

Just like an arrow through my heart
A feeling so strong
A scarlet fever burns my soul
From this moment on

Can't shake this fever from my mind
It burns away all that has passed
And draws me to her side
"A direct hit" the cupid smiles...
Wounded, I fall into delirium
And I know... my heart's no longer mine
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Ensehderwie » Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:44 pm UTC

They Might Be Giants wrote:I Palindrome I

Someday mother will die and I'll get the money
Mom leans down and says, "My sentiments exactly,
You son of a bitch"
I palindrome I (I palindrome I)
I palindrome I (I palindrome I)
And I am a snake head eating (snake head)
The head on the opposite side (snake head)
I palindrome I (manonam)
I palindrome I (manonam)

See that bulletproof dress hanging from the clothesline
See the medical chart with the random zig-zag
Now I'll help it decide
I palindrome I (I palindrome I)
I palindrome I (I palindrome I)
And I am a snake head eating (snake head)
The head on the opposite side (snake head)
I palindrome I (manonam)
I palindrome I (manonam)
I palindrome I (manonam)
I palindrome I (manonam)

"Son I am able," she said "though you scare me."
"Watch," said I
"Beloved," I said "watch me scare you though." said she,
"Able am I, Son."

See the spring of the grandfather clock unwinding
(Egad, a base tone denotes a bad age)
See the hands of my offspring making windmills
(Egad, a base tone denotes a bad age)
Dad palindrome Dad
I palindrome I (I palindrome I)
I palindrome I (I palindrome I)
And I am a snake head eating (snake head)
The head on the opposite side (snake head)
I palindrome I (manonam)
I palindrome I (manonam)
I palindrome I (manonam)
I palindrome I (manonam)


Fun and clever songs for the win, also:

Radiohead wrote:All I Need

I am the next act waiting in the wings
I am an animal trapped in your hot car
I am all the days that you choose to ignore

You are all I need
You are all I need
I am in the middle of your picture
Lying in the reeds

I am a moth who just wants to share your light
I’m just an insect trying to get out of the night
I only stick with you because there are no others

You are all I need
You are all I need
I am in the middle of your picture
Lying in the reeds

It's all wrong
It's all right
It's all right
It's all wrong
It's all right
It's all right
It's all right


This is my favorite romantic song evar.

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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Belial » Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:53 pm UTC

I Can't Stop Talking wrote:I keep myself awake at night
I try to stop, but I can't fight
That voice that whispers ceaselessly
The one that only talks to me
It tells me what I have to fear
It spits its venom in my ear
It calculates and carefully
Enumerates its strategies
Round and round, its loves and hates
It endlessly reiterates
It never stops, I've never heard
The silence of that final word

But I've got to stop talking
I can't stop talking
There is no stopping a brain that keeps talking
I know it's not healthy
I know it's not true
I don't even know who I'm talking to
But I can't stop talking
I've gotta stop talking
All night and all day I have something to say
I drone on and on, though I know it's not true
I've gotta stop talking
I'm not talking to you

The truth around my tongue is curled
A chain of words that binds the world
In a fever, all I see is captured in my commentary
The why, the who, the where, the when
Let me repeat them all again
And then again my voice will sing
The praises of its babbling
The arguments that I dissect are lucid, cogent, and correct
And if you foolishly object
I'll cram each word back down your neck

If I'm the talker, here's the thing:
Just who the hell is listening?
And if I am not tongue but ears
Then whose voice is it that I hear?
I swallow, choke, and clear my throat
Here comes another anecdote
A narrative of restlessness
Of what's been done and what is next

Does it love me, does it not?
Will this seduction ever stop?
Hear the clacking parrot's beak
That speaks and speaks and speaks and speaks

But I've got to stop talking
I can't stop talking
There is no stopping a brain that keeps talking
I know it's not healthy
I know it's not true
I don't even know who I'm talking to
But I can't stop talking
I've gotta stop talking
All night and all day I have something to say
I drone on and on, though I know it's not true
I've gotta stop talking
I'm not talking to you
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Ross » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:33 am UTC

more or less any of the 4 sonnets on Thrice's "The Alchemy Index" are brilliant lyrically. Dustin's talented beyond belief

Thrice - The Flame Deluge - Disc 1 (Fire)
______
I feel that I was meant for something more
My curse, this awful power to unmake
And ever since you found your taste for war
You forced me onto those whose life you'd take

While Guernica in peaceful valley lay
And Dresden dreamed of anything but death
The day was turned to night and night to day
You let me loose upon their fragile flesh

And so I hid among the smaller things
You found me there and ferried me above
The flame deluge is waiting in the wings
The smallest thread holds back the second flood

And who will stand to greet the blinding light
It's lonely when there's no one left to fight[/quote]
_____

Thrice - Kings Upon the Main - Disc 2 (Water)
_____
This lesson you'd do well not to forget.
Your life could be the one its wisdom saves
At sea, when you're beleaguered and beset,
On every side by strife of wind and waves.

Despite the best of maps and bravest men,
For all their mighty names and massive forms,
There'll never be and there has never been
A ship or fleet secure against the storms.

When kings upon the main have clung to pride,
And held themselves as masters of the sea,
I've held them down beneath the crushing tide
Till they have learned that no one masters me.

But grace can still be found within the gales;
With fear and reverence, raise your ragged sail.
_____

Thrice - Silver Wings - Disc 3 (Air)
_____
From tender years you took me for granted
(But still I deign to wander through your lungs)
While You were sleeping solemnly in your bed
(You're drapes were silver wings your shutter's flung)


I Drew the poison from the summer sting
(And eased the fire out of your fevered skin)
I Moved in you and stirred your soul to sing
(And ff you let me I won't move again)

I've danced with sun lit stands of lovers hair
(And Formed the final words before you death)
I pitied you and piled your sails with air
(A blessing when you rose upon my breath)

And after all of this, I am amazed
That I am cursed far more than I am praised

_____
Thrice - Child of Dust - Disc 4 (Earth)
_____
Dear prodigal, you are my son and I
Supplied you not your spirit, but your shape.
All Eden's weath arrayed before your eyes;
I fathomed not you wanted to escape.

And though I only ever gave you love,
like every child you’ve chosen to rebel;
uprooted flowers and filled the holes with blood;
ask for not whom they toll the solemn bells.

A child of dust to mother now return;
for every seed must die before it grows.
and though above the world may toil and turn,
no prying spade will find you here below.

Now safe beneath their wisdom and their feet,
Here i will teach you truly how to sleep
I've pitied you and plied your sails with air;
Gave blessing when you rose upon my breath.
And after all of this I am amazed,
That I am cursed far more than I am praised.

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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Belial » Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:28 pm UTC

Now wrote:Now, if I had the courage
I'd pour into your jar
All the things that I have heard you whisper in the dark
And when that jar was heavy with your honeyed confidence
I'd put it to my lips and drink its meaning and its sense

It has no end, so let's pretend it's
Now
Let's get started now.

Well nothing could be plainer than the things that have been done
And there can be no mystery in what is yet to come
It's Now that howls at nothing
It's Now that runs and hides
It's Now that winds its spineless coils and slithers out of sight
Your cries above the furrow draw my fingers like a plow
Through tattered ends that twist and bend about the here and now
The Here is blind and helpless, and strives against the dark
The Now's a well of shadows where the world has come apart

It has no end, so let's pretend it's
Now
Let's get started now.

There is precious little
That escapes the powers that be
The eyes that judge, the words that form our meagre histories
But when your flood surrounds me
When the waters burst and come
Who knows the things that I have felt, who knows what I have done?

And if I had the courage
I'd pour into your jar
All the things that I have heard you whisper in the dark
And when that jar was heavy with your honeyed confidence
I'd put it to my lips and drink its meaning and its sense

It has no end, so let's pretend it's
Now
Let's get started now.
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby McCaber » Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:45 am UTC

Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution wrote:They Provide the Paint for the Picture-Perfect Masterpiece that You will Paint on the Insides of your Eyelids

There is a man with no face and a name I don’t remember always in the house in the middle of the woods and he said once “Son, don’t you laugh out loud for they are listening, oh, they are listening. Oh you’ve got to be strong, Oh, you’ve got to keep holding on. It’s now just a matter of time."

They provide the paint for the picture perfect masterpiece that you will paint on the insides of your eyelids; can you possibly see anything you want to see? No! “There’s nothing wrong with the way I see” and he wanted to be a soldier in the next great war he wanted to kill and fight and maim but not be told what he was fighting for. And that’s the way it’s gonna have to be my friend, and that’s the way it’s gonna have to be my friend.

I passed a man on the corner in the city yesterday singing, “Yada yada yada and tomorrow it’ll end.” I never thought I’d live to see another sunny day but I’m here and I fear I'll be here until the end.

So watch your mouth, or you’re gonna make a grave mistake. Hold your tongue, or you’re gonna catch a bullet in the head. Watch your mouth, or you’re gonna make a grave mistake. Don’t die for anything less than the best of life.

The things he said went to your head, you never tried to understand: "What they take you will never take back, 'cause they take what they take when they can cause they can from you. You follow me and you follow me but you never ask why and I wonder what you’re under could this be another piece of the, “I don’t care I just do what they say because they say what to do in a matter-of-fact way.” Don’t stop because you might get burned and you might just learn to stand on your own two feet and I think that it’s neat how you learn to repeat everything that you hear in the street so well.

And everyone was resting because they thought it was the end and even if it wasn’t they decide they’d pretend and somewhere in the distance I could hear him whispering “You can fight all you want they will win in the end.”

Sometimes in the evening when I’m lying in my bed, I am taken to the forest to the isolated shed, and I wake with his words resonating in my head and I can’t stop thinking about the gist of what he said.

So watch your mouth, or you’re gonna make a grave mistake. Hold your tongue or you’re gonna catch a bullet in the head. Watch your mouth or you’re gonna make a grave mistake. Don’t die for anything less than the best of, everyone settles for the rest not the best of, I will die for no less than the best of life.
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Hawknc wrote:Crap, that image is going to get a lot of use around here.

That's what SHE said!

She blinded me with Science!

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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Belial » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:28 pm UTC

VNV Nation - "Rubicon" wrote:Praying for myself
These thoughts I try to hide
I have faith in me
And hope this will survive
But it's tearing me apart
I can't hear the words by which I guide
So I must ask again: Who will carry me?

I cannot deny, nothing can defend
From the helplessness that's cutting deep inside
And I can't prevent the thought that nothing's real
It seems I'm waiting years for this day to end

The strength I need to feel, the pride inside of me
Are not there behind the face staring back at me
The anger and the pain of knowing where I am
I have come so far
That I cannot return

Nothing I can do
That I have not done
No words I can say
No truth left that I can see.
So must I let this end?
And everything fall apart?
Before I live my life
As I have always done?

Tell me what to do
So I do nothing wrong
Something I can hope for
Something real that I can see
So nothing falls apart
So this does not end
I cannot return
I can't start again
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby DarkKnightJared » Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:35 pm UTC

Pink Floyd -- The Final Cut

Through the fish-eyed lens of tear stained eyes
I can barely define the shape of this moment in time
And far from flying high in clear blue skies
I'm spiraling down to the hole in the ground where I hide.

If you negotiate the minefield in the drive
And beat the dogs and cheat the cold electronic eyes
And if you make it past the shotgun in the hall,
Dial the combination, open the priesthole
And if I'm in I'll tell you what's behind the wall.

There's a kid who had a big hallucination
Making love to girls in magazines.
He wonders if you're sleeping with your new found faith.
Could anybody love him
Or is it just a crazy dream?

And if I show you my dark side
Will you still hold me tonight?
And if I open my heart to you
And show you my weak side
What would you do?
Would you sell your story to Rolling Stone?
Would you take the children away
And leave me alone?
And smile in reassurance
As you whisper down the phone?
Would you send me packing?
Or would you take me home?

Thought I oughta bare my naked feelings,
Thought I oughta tear the curtain down.
I held the blade in trembling hands
Prepared to make it but just then the phone rang
I never had the nerve to make the final cut.

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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Sandry » Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:05 am UTC

The Azoic - Illuminate wrote:The darkness fades into the night
Suddenly, we recognize our sight
As if it were the very first time
It's like a certain hope of clarity
Such a feeling that grabs hold
And makes you think about your life

I only want to realize
I hope to see inside your eyes
Look straight through them to clarity

I saw the innocence and pride
It glowed inside for miles
And as we looked up towards the sky
The stars they shine so bright

Won't you illuminate my sight?
Pull away the protective guise
I feel your presence, wonder why?
It seems so easy to recognize
After all this time


Half this band's songs are kind of horrible, half I really, really like. I think the problem is that about half their lyrics are ungrammatical, and I really want to sing along, but that makes me cringe. Notably, I'm cutting these lyrics off before reaching the line including the "word" "interpretate." *sigh*
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Belial » Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:51 pm UTC

Victory wrote:When I set out on this journey, I thought it would never end
When I started down that road, I could not see the end
And when I took that first step, I fell in so deep
And all the things that were so hard-won, I thought I would always keep
Now, what do you think I see, standing like a wall in front of me?

Defeat, not victory
Defeat, not victory
Defeat, not victory

So what are you gonna do? Die?
No.
You gonna lay down and die?
No.
I will not admit defeat.
I will see victory.

Pride and deceit have choked my life like weeds
And I lost sight of what I really had, what I really need
And all the things I should've valued, I gave away for a prayer and a song
And now when I reach out for them, they are gone
Now you know what I see, standing in front of me
Like a headstone
A fucking monument to human misery

Defeat, not victory

So what are you gonna do? Die?
No.
You gonna lay down and die?
No.
I will not admit defeat.
I will see victory.

Do I have any friends here? I can't see....
Are any of my friends here? I can't see....
What about you? Could you be a friend to me?
What about you? Could you mean something to me?

I've got a question to ask you
And then you can ask it of me
It's a simple request
And then you can make it of me:
Can you forgive me?
Can you see what will be?
Is it victory?

Now I can't show you all the things I've seen.
And I can't make you feel....anything.
And certainly not what they meant to me.
And someday I know, no matter how hard we try
We're all going to have to lay down and die
So maybe I should just tell you what I hope and believe
For every defeat, there will be a victory
In defeat, victory.
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby tin » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:34 pm UTC

Elbow wrote:
Any Day Now

What's got into me? Can't believe myself.
Must be someone else. Must be someone else. Must be...

Any day now, how's about getting out of this place. Any way.
Got a lot of spare time, some of my youth and all of my senses on overdrive.

What's got into me? Can't believe myself!
Must be...

Any day now, how's about getting out of this place. Any way.
Got a lot of spare time, some of my youth and all of my senses on overdrive.

Don't play Coltrane.
You'll sleep at the wheel.
Eyes on-horizon.
Don't sleep at the wheel.

i dare you to take me on...

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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Belial » Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:04 pm UTC

0+2=1
Race that to the finish line at a dead run
Life is short and love is fleeting
Before these masks, haloed with snakes,
Hissing like rain on the pavement,
The blind are deafened and the lame are made dumb
For that queer equation, this is the sum:
0+2=1

0+2=1
Before the feast chops on the block
A word to the wise is a fork into flesh
Everything stretched under God's great hand
A mouth to a breast, an axe to a tree
The hoot of an owl in the dreams of a mouse
Count on your fingers, it's the rule of the thumb, but
0+2=1

0+2=1
Yes and no are like day and night
One breaks as the other is falling
Question the answers, stir the solutions
In the end, for light, you must burn your conclusions
Night and darkness love silence above all
Not the equations of sun-loving apes
Or their prayers for the dead, of a world that's to come
0+2=1

0+2=1
It may not be nice, it may not be fun
It may just be a halo of hissing snakes
But if nothing is something, if to rise is to fall
Then a child needs a name like a corpse needs a pall
Nonsense is better than no sense at all
Hail to the lies by which all truths are hounded
The murder is done, the temple is founded
Where the current is grounded, its circuitry hums
0+2=1

The events are the same, in a different chain,
For the myth of logic and its heroes
1-2=.....
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Nihilist » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:53 pm UTC

Phil Ochs - Here's to the state of Mississippi
Here's to the state of Mississippi,
For Underheath her borders, the devil draws no lines,
If you drag her muddy river, nameless bodies you will find.
Whoa the fat trees of the forest have hid a thousand crimes,
The calender is lyin' when it reads the present time.
Whoa here's to the land you've torn out the heart of,
Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of!

Here's to the people of Mississippi
Who say the folks up north, they just don't understand
And they tremble in their shadows at the thunder of the Klan
The sweating of their souls can't wash the blood from off their hands
They smile and shrug their shoulders at the murder of a man
Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of
Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of

Here's to the schools of Mississippi
Where they're teaching all the children that they don't have to care
All of rudiments of hatred are present everywhere
And every single classroom is a factory of despair
There's nobody learning such a foreign word as fair
Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of
Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of

Here's to the cops of Mississippi
They're chewing their tobacco as they lock the prison door
Their bellies bounce inside them as they knock you to the floor
No they don't like taking prisoners in their private little war
Behind their broken badges there are murderers and more
Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of
Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of

And, here's to the judges of Mississippi
Who wear the robe of honor as they crawl into the court
They're guarding all the bastions with their phony legal fort
Oh, justice is a stranger when the prisoners report
When the black man stands accused the trial is always short
Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of
Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of

And here's to the government of Mississippi
In the swamp of their bureaucracy they're always bogging down
And criminals are posing as the mayors of the towns
They're hoping that no one sees the sights and hears the sounds
And the speeches of the governor are the ravings of a clown
Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of
Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of

And here's to the laws of Mississippi
Congressmen will gather in a circus of delay
While the Constitution is drowning in an ocean of decay
Unwed mothers should be sterilized, I've even heard them say
Yes, corruption can be classic in the Mississippi way
Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of
Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of

And here's to the churches of Mississippi
Where the cross, once made of silver, now is caked with rust
And the Sunday morning sermons pander to their lust
The fallen face of Jesus is choking in the dust
Heaven only knows in which God they can trust
Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of
Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of

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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Belial » Thu May 01, 2008 9:15 pm UTC

My Politics wrote:Don't ask me what to do
I get sick just thinking about you
And when I look at all we've done
I want to walk away, just hang my head and pray
That you will look at me, what do you see?
Am I the king of the hill, standing over his kill?
Well baby,
The taste of blood is sweet, I'll lay this carcass at your feet
If you'll only keep me company

This is it, my politics, this is it
I've learned to hate.
It's much too late
This is it, my politics
I stand before you, a simple man
A sly dog
A politician
This is it, my politics, this is it

I've seen more than I can stand
But in my acts and deeds, I'm a political man
I'll give you.....I'll give you all my worn out tools
Another brutal shot of my rhythm and blues
I need to...
To draw you close, to take your hand
And in your shining face, I see the promised land
Well baby,
Maybe you can share with me the depth of our complicity
In these crimes of humanity

This is it, my politics, this is it
I love to hate
That's fucking great
This is it, my politics

On the edge between living and the dead, I try to throw you off with a shake of my head. I try to drag you down and bury you alive, but when I fall asleep that's when you open your eyes. You laugh, you cry, you look me in the eye, with your hang-dog face, that's when I put you in your place. Can you tell me, how will you survive? You have to be the biggest fool alive.

I lay awake all night but all that I can see are the vicious, clever lies of my mythology. I'm beating my head up against the wall and on each single, separate brick there is a picture of you all. This is it, the end, I'll tell you what I'll do, I'm going to pick you with a stick and look inside of you. Because when you wander in the dark there is nothing to see. I'm on a desperate search for reality.

To tell the truth, you can all get screwed
I'd like to give you a kick, you little son of a bitch
Just let me...
Let me get my hands around your throat
And I will choke and choke and choke and choke and choke and choke and choke and choke
What is the bitter explanation for the violence of my indignation?
Well it's as plain as the nose on my face
I am a member of the human race.

This is it, my politics, this is it
I love to hate
That's fucking great
This is it, my politics
I stand before you, a simple man
A sly dog
A politician
This is it, my politics
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Themata » Fri May 02, 2008 11:10 pm UTC

Eye on the TV
'cause tragedy thrills me
Whatever flavour
It happens to be like;
Killed by the husband
Drowned by the ocean
Shot by his own son
She used the poison in his tea
And kissed him goodbye
That's my kind of story
It's no fun 'til someone dies

Don't look at me like
I am a monster
Frown out your one face
But with the other
Stare like a junkie
Into the TV
Stare like a zombie
While the mother
Holds her child
Watches him die
Hands to the sky crying
Why, oh why?
'cause I need to watch things die
From a distance

Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies
You all need it too, don't lie

Why can't we just admit it?
Why can't we just admit it?

We won't give pause until the blood is flowing
Neither the brave nor bold
The writers of stories sold
We won't give pause until the blood is flowing

I need to watch things die
From a good safe distance

Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies
You all feel the same so
Why can't we just admit it?

Blood like rain come down
Drawn on grave and ground

Part vampire
Part warrior
Carnivore and voyeur
Stare at the transmittal
Sing to the death rattle

La, la, la, la, la, la, la-lie

Credulous at best, your desire to believe in angels in the hearts of men.
Pull your head on out your hippy haze and give a listen.
Shouldn't have to say it all again.
The universe is hostile. so Impersonal. devour to survive.
So it is. So it's always been.

We all feed on tragedy
It's like blood to a vampire

Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies
Much better you than I

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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby tylerwylie » Sat May 03, 2008 3:09 am UTC

Old lady with a barrow; life near ending
Standing by the harbour wall; warm wishes sending
children on the cold sea swell -
not fishers of men -
gone to chase away the last herring:
come empty home again.

So come all you lovers of the good life
on your supermarket run -
Set a sail of your own devising
and be there when the Dutchman comes.
Wee girl in a straw hat: from far east warring
Sad cargo of an old ship young bodies whoring
Slow ocean hobo - ports closed to her crew
No hope of immigration - keep passing through.
So come all you lovers of the good life
your children playing in the sun -
set a sympathetic flag a-flying
and be there when the Dutchman comes.

Death grinning like a scarecrow - Flying Dutchman
Seagull pilots flown from nowhere - try and touch one
as she sails in on the full tide
and the harbour-master yells
All hands vanished with the captain -
no one left, the tale to tell.

So come all you lovers of the good life
Look around you, can you see?
Staring ghostly in the mirror -
it's the Dutchman you will be
..floating slowly out to sea
in a misty misery
Who are you and who am I
To say we know the reason why?
Some are born; some men die
Beneath one infinite sky.
There'll be war, there'll be peace.
But everything one day will cease.
All the iron turned to rust;
All the proud men turned to dust.

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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Belial » Tue May 06, 2008 7:36 pm UTC

Mindless Self Indulgence - Evening Wear wrote:This is my vindication
With a little decoration
No need to keep you waitin'
Be intimidated
By what we have created
It's underneath the radar

I got myself a fuckin life
Dressed up in evening wear
I dress myself in fucking lies
I don't care

Make-up won't help me oblige too much
It's not fair
To be compared to you
To be compared to you

Just call me Mr Modest
I got it and I flaunt it
You can applaud if you wanna
Cock-blockin' non-stoppin'
When this ass is a'rockin
Do not come a knockin'

I got myself a fuckin life
Dressed up in evening wear
I dress myself in fucking lies
I don't care

Everybody wants to join the club
Once you join the club, the innocence is gone
Everybody wants to be the bomb
But once you are the bomb, the innocence is gone
Everybody wants a big ole slice
Of a little pie. The innocence is gone.
Everybody wants in.

I got myself a fuckin life
Dressed up in evening wear
I dress myself in fucking lies
Guess what?
I don't care

Make up won't help me oblige too much
It's not fair
Dressed down until I disappear
But I won't do it alone
No, I won't do it alone


Nomeansno - State of Grace wrote:First I told myself that there was no more
Than the sound of the wind through an open door
And if no one entered, then it was no crime
At least none of mine
And all I saw, I kept at bay
An empty heart in an empty space
There was no reason for me to live
I had nothing to give
Nothing to give

I closed my eyes, and to my surprise
My heart was beating, I was still alive
Was there really nothing that I could do?
No, it can't be true.

I been lying to myself, lying to myself
For so long
I been lying to myself, lying to myself
And it can't go on
Cause I'm lying in state
I been lying in a state of grace
I'm lying in state
I been lying to myself and it can't go on

At first I tried to blame the world
For all the evils that were unfurled
Flags of sin blowing in the wind
Of the church and state
The rich and the great
But when I listened, all I really heard
Was my own voice, and my own words
Sometimes begging for love
Sometimes screaming with hate

Well I don't trust that voice in my head
It's not mine, it's the voice of the dead
And why do you ask me what I think is true?
I learned it all from you.

I been lying to myself, lying to myself
For so long
I been lying to myself, lying to myself
And it can't go on
Cause I'm lying in state
I been lying in a state of grace
I'm lying in state
I been lying to myself and it can't go on

In the end you are my only friend
And all I see is you
And all I have to give, my friend
I will give it to you
Who do I mean, who am I talking to?
How could it be more plain?
Wake up, look in your heart
Who are you? What is your name?

If I take a shit in your perfect world
It's only so you'll know me by my smell
And though you turn away, like you don't understand
You know all too well
You don't want to look, you don't want to touch
You don't want to pay because it costs so much
You just smile, and wish me well
Well you can go to hell

Cause I'm lying in state
I been lying in a state of grace
I'm lying in state
I been lying to myself, and it can't go on
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby The Spherical Cow » Wed May 14, 2008 12:16 pm UTC

"Good Grief"- Dogs Die in Hot Cars wrote:Spoon feed me, lift me off my chair.
Put me in the bath, brush my teeth
And comb what's left of my hair.

Oh, if you knew where you'd end up-
Living like this,
In blistering bliss.

You take me places, tell me jokes
You speak for me,
And you know what food makes me choke.

I wouldn't be here
If you weren't here by my side,
Every hour, every minute,
Every second of my life.

I'd like to say thank you,
But I'm not really sure who you are
Or sure where I am...

Oh if you knew... in blistering...
If you knew... in blistering..

I'd like to say sorry,
But I'm not really sure who you are.
Or sure where I am.

Get out of my house, and what have you done with my wife?

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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Belial » Thu May 15, 2008 6:49 pm UTC

We are the chopped wrote:We are the chopped, the chopped
The lever drops and stops
This is not good or bad
Transformers hum and pop
The little dials they drop
No reason to be sad.

It's only to be still
With one more role to fill
The widow stands in line
The loved one's killing time
Cause when you've stopped, you've stopped
It's either now or not
No victim and no crime

As you wander through your days
You leave the moments lying cold and underpaid
Your savings plans are sound
They'll do somebody good when you are underground

This is not good or bad
No reason to be sad
No victim and no crime
Cause when you've stopped, you've stopped
The ball is thrown and caught
It's just the end of time

The mourners ring the bells
And shed tears for themselves
It really was unkind
To leave us all behind
We are the chopped, the chopped
But you've not said alot
There's nothing there to find

You make patterns with your eyes
And blacken in the details you don't recognize
You say that life is breath
And when the breathing stops we turn and mutter
"Death"

We are the chopped, the chopped
But you've not said a lot
This is not good or bad
No reason to be sad
We are the chopped, the chopped
And when the pressure drops
You simply stop, you stop
You stop
You're dead.
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby parkaboy » Fri May 16, 2008 4:07 pm UTC

Pete Philly and Perquisite wrote:Hope
Sometimes my hope slips away
I go through the day
Without a way to see passed the decay
To say a better day is coming got me running my mind
Wondering if I’m cunning enough to find
A new pattern of though designed
So I can deal with this land of concrete
Cause them facts are i’ll yo we’re facing defeat from the trees to the sees to the seeds of the ghetto
The fleas on the dogs back have already settled in
Won’t allow no meddling cause they shoot
Do anything for the loot
Wicked politicians making wicked decisions
Straight lying to the public so they can begin another mission of war
Man eyes are sore
Shit’s hardcore
We can all make a change what we waiting for?
There’s a million other people who feel like I feel
Too many cats are ending up with the raw deal for real
But, I read a book take a look
Put it all in perspective ignore the crooks
Who be rocking their politricks, while running for president
If we want their asses kicked, then let’s set a precedent
See it’s not you versus me
But it’s you and me versus the war-industry
If you’re asking me what it is that we can do
Against idiots like G.W. it’s follow through

It’s what makes you cope
It’s what makes you grow
It’s what makes you go against the grain
When they tell you no
But you’ve got to show
Your friends and foes it’s time for change
It’s what makes you cope
It’s what makes you grow
It’s whats makes you go against the grain
But they can’t tell you no
Because now you know the healing when you get hope

I’m holding on like someone pushed me over the edge
So sometimes when I rhyme it just go over your head
I try to bring it down to earth without sounding berserk
It’s for the people high and mighty and them down in the dirt
Put it work like I’m nickel and diming
Standing on the corner religious like a shaman I aint thicking with rhyming
The punchlines, while they tickle your spine
They picket the line
And I’ll never font for you, you aint getting consignment people hope to get signed but to they surprise
The industry falling down right in front of they eye
On my block brothers don’t live brothers survive
Mothers pray through the night and hope they son is alive
Check the stoop, then the corner, then he hospital
The city morgue, matter of fact shit
I got to go
To my son’s school
Where they call me brother Kweli
No time for crying
Waiting and hoping like Buddy Holy

It’s what makes you cope
It’s what makes you grow
It’s what makes you go against the grain
When they tell you no
But you’ve got to show
Your friends and foes it’s time for change
It’s what makes you cope
It’s what makes you grow
It’s whats makes you go against the grain
But they can’t tell you no
Because now you know the healing when you get hope

I’m hoping for better days and better ways to express
I’m hoping for spiritual growth and some mental progress
Hoping I’ll won’t be choking when it’s time to take the test of the time
As I’m standing in the limelight and rhyme
Will I shine? Will I be remembered as a person who took the time and opportunity to find the goodness of his own kind?
The kindness of this mankind
The kind that makes the cynic in me just relax and unwind
It’s the state of mind you can find me in
When I’m kicking back and I’m chilling
Lookin at playing children, impressive buildings
And I’m thinking that we more that the money hungry idiots
Mass-marketing cats claim we be
Man they can’t get whit us it’s the fuss of living
Looking for a balance between taking an giving and making a living
Whithout making a preemptive killing, shit has go to stop
I hope we’ll find the revolution back in hiphop
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Belial » Fri May 16, 2008 5:56 pm UTC

Imperative Reaction - Collapse wrote:Just let it go
It doesn't matter, it's all sustainable
Just continue to grow
As we use everything obtainable
It's what you wanted
Not what we need
It's what you started
And now we bleed

To our means, this is the end
Line up as we pick apart this wound we cannot mend
The structure is collapsing
Broken by the weight of endless demand
This is progress, failing
This is hope, draining away
This is excess, derailing
No way to cope with what we're giving away

Just let it fall
It never mattered, it's all replaceable
Just continue this all
As we sink
Everything is useable
It's what you wanted
Not what we need
It's what you started
And now we bleed

To our means, this is the end
Line up as we pick apart this wound we cannot mend
The structure is collapsing
Broken by the weight of endless demand
This is progress, failing
This is hope, draining away
This is excess, derailing
No way to cope with what we're giving away


Imperative Reaction - Judas wrote:The light is fading out
So slowly
It's hard to even notice
But this drought is only the beginning
Moving forward, pushing aside
The subtle warnings we chose to deny
Seem so far away now

But if we could go back
Would we change it?
Or just stay on the same path
Hoping to avoid this total collapse?

But now, there's no going back
You sold us out
You thought it would be better this way
But now you're drowning in doubt
So drive the nails in deep
As we act on your demand
Just hope that you can sleep
With our blood on your hands

It's burning faster now
It's just moments from stalling
And the devout have slowly stepped back
Moving backward, pulling inside
The blaring alarms we chose to deny
Seem too close to hear now

But if we could go back
Would we change it?
Or just stay on the same path
Hoping to avoid this total collapse?

But now, there's no going back
You sold us out
You thought it would be better this way
But now you're drowning in doubt
So drive the nails in deep
As we act on your demand
Just hope that you can sleep
With our blood on your hands


Nomeansno - Hunt the She-beast wrote:Laugh, you asshole, and try to be brave
My god what a strange shape
Drooling jaws are my dreams' landscape
I am so tough and so afraid
Give it up, get it up, give it up, get it up
With spear, sword and blade
With spear, sword and blade

Hunt the She Beast
Hunt the She Beast
Hunt the She Beast

We got together because it was so fucking cold
And we knew the answer wasn't in the stars or in the soil
It was in blood
In a bloody run down to the sea, in a bloody run
Down to the sea, in a run down to the sun and the sea

Hunt the She Beast
Mama bear is there, beware
Hunt the She Beast

Now I own everything
And I have all the answers
Kingdom come like my father before and my son after
And it's power that has got me here
Brains and power and the fear
The fear you've got to control
You gotta keep the women down below
Cause there was something here before
The fear you've got to control
Cause there is something down in that hole

Hunt the She Beast
She-bear, she bears the furies
Hunt the She Beast

And now there's nothing left to kill
You've bent the whole world to your will
When you reach out your mighty hand
There's nothing left but barren sand
You run and run and run
But you've forgotten what you're running from
You're flying into emptiness
And all that's left for you is death
Now we don't need no prophets of doom
We need prophets of the womb
I said, we don't need no prophets of doom
We need prophets of the womb
Deny your cruel mythology
Your fear inspired symbologies
The circling arms of mother night
Will cradle your small firelight

From now on when I hunt to see
She - what do I see?
From now on when I hunt to see
She - what do I see?
A single
Simple
Human Being

Hunt the She Beast
She-bear, she bears the future
Hunt the She Beast
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Quixotess » Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:48 pm UTC

Beauty and the Beast wrote:G: LeFou, I'm afraid I've been thinking.
L: A dangerous pasttime--
G: I know.
But that wacky old coot is Belle's father
And his sanity's only so-so.
Now the wheels in my head have been turning
Since I looked at that loony old man.
See, I promised myself I'd be married to Belle
And right now I'm unfolding a plan!


Animaniacs wrote:Everybody lives on a street that's in a city,
or a village or a town for what it's worth.
And they're all inside a country,
which is part of a continent
that sits upon a planet known as Earth.
And that earth is a ball,
full of oceans and some mountains,
which is out there spinning silently in space.
And living on that earth are the plants and the animals,
and also the entire human race!

[chorus]

And we're part of a vast interplanetary system
stretching several hundred billion miles long.
With nine planets and a sun
we think the earth's the only one
that has life on it, although we could be wrong.
Across the interstellar voids are a billion asteroids
including meteors and Halley's comet too.
And there's over fifty moons
floating out there like balloons
in a panoramic trillion mile view!

And still it's all a speck amidst a hundred billion stars
in a galaxy we call the Milky Way.
It's sixty thousand trillion miles from one end to the other
and still that's just a fraction of the way.
'Cause there's a hundred billion galaxies that stretch across the sky
filled with constellations, planets, moons and stars!
And still the universe extends
to a place that never ends,
which is maybe just inside a little jar!

[chorus]


...I'll leave now.
Raise up the torch and light the way.


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