Song Break

AbookamongstthemanyAbookamongstthemany Posts: 8,209
edited November 2013 in A Moving Train
We never do these anymore. :( I just really do have a great love for lyrics and words when it comes to expressing feelings, frustrations etc. or finding something that I can identify with. So please, do share some of your favorites if you wouldn't mind.

Reprieve - Ani Difranco

manhattan is an island
like the women who are
surrounded by children in a car
surrounded by cars
or manhattan was a project
that projected the worst of mankind
first one and then the other
has made its mark on my mind

it's sixty years later
near the hypo-center of the a-bomb
i'm in the middle of hiroshima
watching a twisted old eucalyptus tree wave
one of the very few lives that survived and lives on
remembering the day it was suddenly
thousands of degrees in the shade
and what all of nature gave birth to
terror took in a blinding ray
with the kind of pain
it would take cancer so many years just to say

oh to grow up gagged and blindfolded
a man's world in your little girl's head
the voice of the great mother drowned out
in the constant honking
haunting the car crash up ahead
oh to grow up hypnotized
and try to shake yourself awake
cuz you can sense what has been lost
cuz you can sense what is at stake

yeah, so
it took me a few years to catch on
that those days i catch everyone's eye
correspond with those nights of the month
when the moon gleams like an egg in the sky
and men are using a sense
they don't even know they have
just to watch me walk by
and me, i'm supposed to be sensible
leave my animal outside to cry

but when all of nature conspires
to make me her glorious whore
it's cuz in my body i hold the secret recipe
of precisely what life is for
and the patriarchy that looks to shame me for it
is the same one making war
and i've said too much already
but i'll tell you something more

to split yourself in two
is just the most radical thing you can do
so girl if that shit ain't up to you
then you simply are not free
cuz from the sunlight on my hair
to which eggs i grow to term
to the expression that i wear
all i really own is me
yes to split yourself in two
is just the most radical thing you can do
goddess forbid that little atom
should grow so jealous of eve
and in the face of the great farce
of the nuclear age
feminism ain't about equality
it's about reprieve


Decree - Ani Difranco

step up and forfeit your frontal lobe
to the sexed up strobe of celebrity
never mind that the nanoseconds in between
are some of the darkest darkness you've ever seen

keep your eye on my finger
and listen to the sound of my voice
get your subliminal decree and your false security
be all that you can be
be all that you can be

in hospitals and schools
airports and banks and bars
big ones on street corners
little ones driving by in cars
glowing through countless
bedroom curtains at night
that 20k tone
and that pale light
saying
daddy knows best
yes, this is the news
in 90-second segments
officially produced
and aired again and again and again
by the little black and white pawns
of the network yes men
while the stars are going out
and the stripes are getting bent

cancer, the great teacher
has been opening schools
downstream from every factory
still, everywhere fools
are squinting into microscopes
researching cells
trying to figure out a way
we can all live in hell
well
step back
look up
you'll see i'm dimming the sun
but you won't, will you?
no, that's a good little one

cuz daddy knows best
yes, this is the news
in 90-second segments
officially produced
and aired again and again and again
by the little black and white pawns
of the network yes men
while the stars are going out
and the stripes are getting bent

the stars are going out
and the stripes are getting bent
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If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
-Oscar Wilde
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  • written by Nick Lowe

    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?
    The wind is blowing cold
    Have we lost our way tonight?
    Have we lost our hope to sorrow?

    Feels like were all alone
    Running further from what’s right
    And there are no more heroes to follow

    So what are we becoming?
    Where did we go wrong?
  • El_KabongEl_Kabong Posts: 4,141
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YFaOmFv8nA


    Don't walk the plank like I did
    You will be dispensed with
    When you've become inconvenient
    In the harrowdown hill
    Where you went to school
    That's where I am
    That's where I'm lying down

    Did I fall or was I pushed?
    Did I fall or was I pushed?
    And where's the blood?
    And where's the blood?

    I'm coming home
    I'm coming home
    To make it all right
    So dry your eyes

    We think the same things at the same time
    We just cant do anything about it

    So don't ask me
    Ask the ministry
    Don't ask me
    Ask the ministry

    We think the same things at the same time
    There are so many of us
    So you can't count

    We think the same things at the same time
    There are too many of us
    So you can't count

    Can you see me when I'm running?
    Can you see me when I'm running?
    Away from them

    I can't take their pressure
    No one cares if you live or die
    They just want me gone
    They want me gone

    I'm coming home
    I'm coming home
    To make it all right
    So dry your eyes

    We think the same things at the same time
    We just cant do anything about it

    We think the same things at the same time
    There are too many of us
    So you can't count

    It was a slippery slippery slippery slope
    It was a slippery slippery slippery slope
    I feel me slipping in and out of consciousness
    I feel me slipping in and out of consciousness
    standin above the crowd
    he had a voice that was strong and loud and
    i swallowed his facade cos i'm so
    eager to identify with
    someone above the crowd
    someone who seemed to feel the same
    someone prepared to lead the way
  • chopitdownchopitdown Posts: 2,222
    I hope everyone is having a great holiday

    I. paradise
    Boy:

    I remember every little thing
    As if it happened only yesterday
    Parking by the lake
    And there was not another car in sight
    And I never had a girl
    Looking any better than you did
    And all the kids at school
    They were wishing they were me that night

    And now our bodies are oh so close and tight
    It never felt so good, it never felt so right
    And were glowing like the metal on the edge of a
    Knife
    Glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
    Cmon! hold on tight!
    Cmon! hold on tight!
    Though its cold and lonely in the deep dark night
    I can see paradise by the dashboard light

    Girl:
    Aint no doubt about it
    We were doubly blessed
    Cause we were barely seventeen
    And we were barely dressed

    Aint no doubt about it
    Baby got to go and shout it
    Aint no doubt about it
    We were doubly blessed

    Boy:
    Cause we were barely seventeen
    And we were barely dressed

    Baby doncha hear my heart
    You got it drowning out the radio
    Ive been waitin so long
    For you to come along and have some fun

    And I gotta let ya know
    No youre never gonna regret it
    So open up your eyes I got a big surprise
    Itll feel all right
    Well I wanna make your motor run

    And now our bodies are oh so close and tight
    It never felt so good, it never felt so right
    And were glowing like the metal on the edge of a
    Knife
    Glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
    Cmon! hold on tight!
    Cmon! hold on tight!

    Though its cold and lonely in the deep dark night
    I can see paradise by the dashboard light
    Oh its cold and lonely in the deep dark night
    Paradise by the dashboard light

    You got to do what you can
    And let mother nature do the rest
    Aint no doubt about it
    We were doubly blessed
    Cause we were barely seventeen
    And we were barely --

    Were gonna go all the way tonight
    Were gonna go all the way tonights the night

    Were gonna go all the way tonight
    Were gonna go all the way tonights the night

    Were gonna go all the way tonight
    Were gonna go all the way tonights the night

    Were gonna go all the way tonight
    Were gonna go all the way tonights the night

    Radio broadcast:

    Ok here we go, we got a real pressure cooker going
    Here, two down, nobody on, no score, bottom of the ninth, theres the wind-up,
    And there it is, a line shot up the middle, look at him go. this boy can really
    Fly! hes rounding first and really turning it on now, hes not letting up at
    All, hes gonna try for second; the ball is bobbled out in center, and here
    Comes the throw, and what a throw! hes gonna slide in head first, here he
    Comes, hes out! no, wait, safe - safe at second base, this kid really makes
    Things happen out there. batter steps up to the plate heres the pitch - hes
    Going, and what a jump hes got, hes trying for third, heres the throw, its
    In the dirt - safe at third! holy cow, stolen base! hes taking a pretty big
    Lead out there, almost daring him to try and pick him off. the pitcher glances
    Over, winds up, and it bunted, bunted down the third base line, the suicide
    Squeeze is on! here he comes, squeeze play, its gonna be close, heres the
    Throw, heres th
    E play at the plate, holy cow, I think hes gonna make it!

    Ii. let me sleep on it
    Girl:

    Stop right there!
    I gotta know right now!
    Before we go any further --!

    Do you love me?
    Will you love me forever?
    Do you need me?
    Will you never leave me?
    Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?
    Will you take me away and will you make me your
    Wife?
    Do you love me?
    Will you love me forever?
    Do you need me?
    Will you never leave me?
    Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?
    Will you take me away and will you make me your
    Wife?
    I gotta know right now
    Before we go any further
    Do you love me !!!?
    Will you love me forever !!!?

    Boy:

    Let me sleep on it
    Baby, baby let me sleep on it
    Let me sleep on it
    Ill give you an answer in the morning

    Let me sleep on it
    Baby, baby let me sleep on it
    Let me sleep on it
    Ill give you an answer in the morning

    Let me sleep on it
    Baby, baby let me sleep on it
    Let me sleep on it
    Ill give you an answer in the morning

    Girl:

    I gotta know right now!
    Do you love me?
    Will you love me forever?
    Do you need me?
    Will you never leave me?
    Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?
    Will you take me away and will you make me your
    Wife?
    I gotta know right now!
    Before we go any further
    Do you love me?
    Will you love me forever?

    Whats it gonna be boy?
    Come on
    I can wait all night
    Whats it gonna be boy yes or no?
    Whats it gonna be boy yes or no?

    Boy:

    Let me sleep on it
    Baby, baby let me sleep on it
    Let me sleep on it
    And Ill give you an answer in the morning
    L

    Girl:

    I gotta know right now!!!
    Do you love me?

    Boy:

    Let me sleep on it!!

    Girl:

    Will you love me forever?

    Boy:

    Baby baby let me sleep on it

    Girl:

    Do you need me?
    Will you never leave me?

    Boy:

    Let me sleep on it

    Girl:

    Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?

    Boy:

    Let me sleep on it Ill give you an answer in the morning!! morning!!!!
    Ill tell you in the morning!!!!!

    Girl:

    Will you take me away, will you make me your wife?

    Girl:
    I gotta know right now
    Before we go any further
    Do you love me?
    Will you love me forever?

    Boy:

    Let me sleep on it

    Girl:

    Will you love me forever?

    Boy:

    Let me sleep on it

    Girl:

    Will you love me forever?

    Iii. praying for the end of time

    Boy:

    I couldnt take it any longer
    Lord I was crazed
    And when the feeling came upon me
    Like a tidal wave
    I started swearing to my God and on my mothers
    Grave
    That I would love you to the end of time
    I swore that I would love you to the end of time!

    So now Im praying for the end of time
    To hurry up and arrive
    Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you
    I dont think that I can really survive
    Ill never break my promise or forget my vow
    But God only knows what I can do right now
    Im praying for the end of time
    Its all that I can do
    Praying for the end of time, so I can end my time
    With you!!!

    Boy:

    It was long ago and it was far away
    And it was so much better than it is today

    Girl:

    It never felt so good
    It never felt so right
    And we were glowing like
    A metal on the edge of a knife
    make sure the fortune that you seek...is the fortune that you need
  • THCTHC Posts: 525
    "Know your Enemy" by Rage Against the Machine

    (have been listening to this album lately....Never gets old!)


    The final lines make you think....


    Come on!
    Yes I know my enemies
    They're the teachers who taught me to fight me
    Compromise, conformity, assimilation, submission
    Ignorance, hypocrisy, brutality, the elite
    All of which are American dreams (8 times)
    All of which are American dreams
    All of which are American dreams
    All of which are American dreams
    All of which are American dreams
    All of which are American dreams
    All of which are American dreams
    All of which are American dreams
    “Kept in a small bowl, the goldfish will remain small. With more space, the fish can grow double, triple, or quadruple its size.”
    -Big Fish
  • NoFX Leaving Jesusland

    We call the heartland not very smartland, IQ's are very low but threat levels are high
    They got a mandate, they don't want man-dates, they got so many hates and people to despise

    In the dust bowl, cerebral black hole, the average weight is well over 200 pounds
    I hate to generalize, but have you seen the thighs, most haven't seen their genitalia in a while

    Maybe that's why they're so pissed at us
    They're all jealous we're having better sex

    Queers, transgends, and lesbians, vegans and vegetarians
    All you brownish red and yellow ones come out and join us on the coast

    No longer svelte, they gotta punch new holes in the Bible belt
    They've blown out the fire under the melting pot, the red blood of America is starting to clot
    No compromise, no sight thru others' eyes, they're just flies spreading pieces of shit
    You gotta emigrate, stop living in hate, what makes this country great is dwelling on either side

    They don't want visitors in Jesusland
    They want life bland and canned in the fatherland

    We want people with college degrees, drug use experience and STD's
    People with open-minded philosophies, come hug California trees
    Cultural revolution now, neo-conservatives run outta town
    We're gonna burn Orange County down,
    And then we're off to Riverside, Bakersfield and Fresno too, then we're comin' after you

    The fear stricken, born again Christian, they got a vision a homogenized state
    Texas textbooks, Bibles, and prayer books,
    They want them memorized, but don't want you to think

    They don't want visitors in Jesusland
    They want life bland and canned in the fatherland

    Punk Rockers and emo kids, people doin' things the church forbids
    Buddhists, agnostics, and atheists we're moving out of jesusland
    Art students and thespians, (excluding country) all the musicians
    We want all hookers and comedians, nihilists are welcome too

    No longer svelte, they gotta punch new holes in the Bible belt
    They're gonna tell you where to walk
    When to smile and just what to say
    They say have your own fun...

    Need vinyl, doggs.
  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 6,735
    Abookamongstthemany" said:
    We never do these anymore. :( I just really do have a great love for lyrics and words when it comes to expressing feelings, frustrations etc. or finding something that I can identify with. So please, do share some of your favorites if you wouldn't mind.

    Reprieve - Ani Difranco

    manhattan is an island
    like the women who are
    surrounded by children in a car
    surrounded by cars
    or manhattan was a project
    that projected the worst of mankind
    first one and then the other
    has made its mark on my mind

    it's sixty years later
    near the hypo-center of the a-bomb
    i'm in the middle of hiroshima
    watching a twisted old eucalyptus tree wave
    one of the very few lives that survived and lives on
    remembering the day it was suddenly
    thousands of degrees in the shade
    and what all of nature gave birth to
    terror took in a blinding ray
    with the kind of pain
    it would take cancer so many years just to say

    oh to grow up gagged and blindfolded
    a man's world in your little girl's head
    the voice of the great mother drowned out
    in the constant honking
    haunting the car crash up ahead
    oh to grow up hypnotized
    and try to shake yourself awake
    cuz you can sense what has been lost
    cuz you can sense what is at stake

    yeah, so
    it took me a few years to catch on
    that those days i catch everyone's eye
    correspond with those nights of the month
    when the moon gleams like an egg in the sky
    and men are using a sense
    they don't even know they have
    just to watch me walk by
    and me, i'm supposed to be sensible
    leave my animal outside to cry

    but when all of nature conspires
    to make me her glorious whore
    it's cuz in my body i hold the secret recipe
    of precisely what life is for
    and the patriarchy that looks to shame me for it
    is the same one making war
    and i've said too much already
    but i'll tell you something more

    to split yourself in two
    is just the most radical thing you can do
    so girl if that shit ain't up to you
    then you simply are not free
    cuz from the sunlight on my hair
    to which eggs i grow to term
    to the expression that i wear
    all i really own is me
    yes to split yourself in two
    is just the most radical thing you can do
    goddess forbid that little atom
    should grow so jealous of eve
    and in the face of the great farce
    of the nuclear age
    feminism ain't about equality
    it's about reprieve


    Decree - Ani Difranco

    step up and forfeit your frontal lobe
    to the sexed up strobe of celebrity
    never mind that the nanoseconds in between
    are some of the darkest darkness you've ever seen

    keep your eye on my finger
    and listen to the sound of my voice
    get your subliminal decree and your false security
    be all that you can be
    be all that you can be

    in hospitals and schools
    airports and banks and bars
    big ones on street corners
    little ones driving by in cars
    glowing through countless
    bedroom curtains at night
    that 20k tone
    and that pale light
    saying
    daddy knows best
    yes, this is the news
    in 90-second segments
    officially produced
    and aired again and again and again
    by the little black and white pawns
    of the network yes men
    while the stars are going out
    and the stripes are getting bent

    cancer, the great teacher
    has been opening schools
    downstream from every factory
    still, everywhere fools
    are squinting into microscopes
    researching cells
    trying to figure out a way
    we can all live in hell
    well
    step back
    look up
    you'll see i'm dimming the sun
    but you won't, will you?
    no, that's a good little one

    cuz daddy knows best
    yes, this is the news
    in 90-second segments
    officially produced
    and aired again and again and again
    by the little black and white pawns
    of the network yes men
    while the stars are going out
    and the stripes are getting bent

    the stars are going out
    and the stripes are getting bent

    great album, and great selections from it

    thanks to you and kabong for turning me on to ani! :D
  • chiefojibwa" said:
    hey man fuck you
    c'mon man fuck you

    by yours truly.
    I went to your myspace to check out this lovely diddy. It was pretty good actually. I especially liked the way you sang 'c'mon man...............fuck you.' lol! :p
    If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.

    Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
    -Oscar Wilde
  • jlew24asujlew24asu Posts: 10,118
    My girlfriend LOVES Ani. for christmas I made her every CD, some DVDs, and rare bootlegs. she loved it
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  • CollinCollin Posts: 4,932
    (Come on, come on)
    I see no changes, wake up in the morning and I ask myself
    Is life worth living, or should I blast myself
    I'm tired of being poor, and even worse I'm black
    my stomach hurts, so I'm looking for a purse to snatch
    Cops give a damn about a negro
    pull a trigger, kill a nigger, he's a hero
    Givin back to the kids, who the hell cares
    one less hungry mouth on the welfare
    first ship them dope, let them deal to brothers
    give them guns, step back and watch them kill each other
    It's time to fight back, that's what Huey said
    2 shots in the dark, now Huey's dead
    I got love for my brothers
    but we can never go nowhere unless we share with each other
    we gotta start makin changes
    learn to see me as a brother instead of 2 distant strangers
    and that's how it's supposed be
    how can you tell them take a brother if he's close to me
    I'd love to go back to when we played as kids
    but things change, and that's the way it is
    come on, come on
    that's just the way it is
    things will never be the same
    that's just the way it is, ahh yeah

    I see no changes
    all I see is racist faces
    misplaced hate, makes disgrace the racist
    we under, I wonder what it takes to make this
    one better place, let's erase the wasted
    take the evil out the people, they'll be actin right
    cuz both black and white are smokin crack tonight
    and the only time we chill is when we kill each other
    it's takes skill to be real, time to heal each other
    and I know it's seems Heaven since
    we aint ready, to see a black president
    it aint a secret of a sealed up fact
    penetentiarys packed, and it's filled with blacks
    but some things will never change
    tried to show another way, but ya stayin in the dope game
    now tell me what's a mother to do?
    being real don't appeal to the brother in you
    - yeah -
    You gotta operate the easy way
    - I made a G today -
    but you made it in a sleezy way
    sellin crack to the kids
    - I gotta get paid -
    well hey, well that's the way it is
    chorus

    we gotta make a change
    it's time for us as a people to start making some changes
    let's change the way we eat
    let's change the way live
    let's change the way we treat each other
    see our old way wasn't working
    so it's on us to do what we gotta do
    to survive


    and still I see no changes, can't a brother get a little peace?
    there's war on the streets
    and the war in the Middle East
    instead of war on poverty
    they got a war on drugs so the police can bother me
    and I aint never did a crime I aint have to do
    but now I'm back from the locks givin back to you
    don't let them jack you up
    back you up
    crack you up
    and pimp smack you up
    you gotta learn to hold your own
    they get jealous when see you with your mobile phone
    but tell the cops they can't touch this
    I don't trust this
    when they try to rush I bust this
    that's the sound of my tool
    you say it aint cool
    but momma didn't raise no fool
    and as long as I stay black
    I gotta stay strapped
    and I never get to lay back
    cuz I always gotta worry bout the payback
    some punk that I ruffed up way back
    comin back after all these years
    rat-tat-tat-tat-tat, that's the way it is
    chorus
    some things will never change
    THANK YOU, LOSTDAWG!


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  • chopitdownchopitdown Posts: 2,222
    Collin" said:
    (Come on, come on)
    we gotta make a change
    it's time for us as a people to start making some changes
    let's change the way we eat
    let's change the way live
    let's change the way we treat each other
    see our old way wasn't working
    so it's on us to do what we gotta do
    to survive


    great song! that brought me back a bit.
    make sure the fortune that you seek...is the fortune that you need
  • NMyTreeNMyTree Posts: 2,412
    Different Strings

    Who's come to slay the dragon?
    Come to watch him fall?
    Making arrows out of pointed words
    Giant killers at the call?
    Too much fuss and bother
    Too much contradiction and confusion
    Peel away the mystery
    Here's a clue to some real motivation


    All there really is
    The two of us
    And we both know why we've come along
    Nothing to explain
    It's a part of us
    To be found within a song

    What happened to our innocence
    Did it go out of style?
    Along with our naivete
    No longer a child
    Different eyes see different things
    Different hearts beat on different strings
    But there are times
    For you and me, when all such things agree


    By Rush
  • NMyTreeNMyTree Posts: 2,412
    Prayer To St. Peter

    Let them in, Peter
    For they are very tired
    Give them couches where the angels sleep
    And light those fires
    Let them wake whole again
    To brand new dawns
    Fired by the sun
    Not war-times bloody guns
    May their peace be deep
    Remember where the broken bodies lie
    God knows how young they were
    To have to die

    You know God knows how young they were
    To have to die

    Give them things they like
    Let them make some noise
    Give dance hall bands not golden harps
    To these our boys
    Let them love Peter
    For they've had no time
    They should have bird songs and trees
    And hills to climb
    The taste of summer
    And a ripened pear
    And girls as sweet as meadow wind
    And flowing hair
    And tell them how they are missed
    But say not to fear
    It's gonna be all right
    With us down here

    Let them in, Peter
    For they are very tired
    Give them couches where the angels sleep
    And light those fires
    Let them wake whole again
    To brand new dawns
    Fired by the sun
    Not war-times bloody guns
    May their peace be deep
    Remember where the broken bodies lie
    God knows how young they were
    To have to die

    You know God knows how young they were
    To have to die

    And tell them how they are missed
    But say not to fear
    It's gonna be all right
    With us down here

    It's gonna be all right
    With us down here

    By Edwin McCain
  • NMyTreeNMyTree Posts: 2,412
    See Off This Mountain

    She's a Blue Ridge cradle
    She's a mother to some
    And home to the laughter
    Of road weary ones

    So we'll sing all the old songs
    Sing to Grandmamma Road
    And we'll sing cause we miss her
    And we're sad she had to go

    If I could see off this mountain, through the clouds in my eyes
    I would see off this mountain, on the nights stars fell
    And see off this mountain, through the tears in my eyes
    I would see off this mountain, and the stars fell from the skies

    In the air I hear a fiddle
    Down along Hickory Way
    And the mandolin guitar
    Like we used to play

    And down on Dunn's rock
    Brothers boasting a dare
    We tell them they're crazy
    And pretend we don't care

    If I could see off this mountain, through the clouds in my eyes
    I would see off this mountain, on the nights stars fell
    And see off this mountain, through the tears in my eyes
    I would see off this mountain, and the stars fell from the skies

    The air tastes like moonshine
    In the wind a carnival tune
    It soars with our laughter
    But we'll all leave too soon

    So I raise a toast to family
    Put thanks in my glass
    In the arms of your loved ones
    It's the only home that lasts

    If I could see off this mountain, through the clouds in my eyes
    I would see off this mountain, on the nights stars fell
    And see off this mountain, through the tears in my eyes

    I could see off this mountain,

    When the stars fell from the skies

    When the stars fell from the skies

    Going up to Grandmamma Road

    Going up to Grandmamma Road

    I'm happy as can be

    'Cause can't you see

    I'm going up to Grandmamma Road

    By Edwin McCain
  • NMyTreeNMyTree Posts: 2,412
    You're So Yesterday

    I guess I met the devil, but I sure didn't know no better
    You were cool as hell like e-mail, but still timeless like a letter
    As I sit and I stare at the satanic glare, on the glass frame in front of your face
    You're alone on my shelf, yelling, "look at yourself"
    I feel like Bobby Brady breaking the vase

    But now you're all screwed up


    You're so yesterday
    Miles away
    Promised myself on new years day
    I'd take a bath today
    And wash you away
    As all of your little blonde hairs go down the drain

    Your sister called me yesterday to tell me I was a loser
    At least I haven't lost my mind, and at least I'm not a boozer
    As I tried to heed to your wants and your needs
    You were solemnly lost in space
    So keep reading your books on "how to give dirtly looks"
    Everytime I should be put in my place

    Now you're all screwed up

    You're so yesterday
    Miles away
    Promised myself on new years day
    I'd take a bath today
    And wash you away
    As all of your little blonde hairs go down the drain

    I guess I met the devil, but I sure didn't know no better
    You were cool as hell like e-mail, but still timeless like a letter

    You're so yesterday
    Miles away
    Promised myself on new years day
    I'd take a bath today
    And wash you away
    As all of your little blonde hairs go down the drain



    By MARVELOUS 3
  • NMyTreeNMyTree Posts: 2,412
    Grant Park

    Go and take a ride to her shop in Grant Park.
    You can walk through the door and shove the knife in her heart,
    when you tell her that you can't stand the song anymore,
    the one you two adopted on the prom dance floor.

    You can be a Tom Cruise and make a big scene,
    or be like Mcguyver and cut it clean.
    Either way there's gonna be blood on the floor,
    when you tell her that you don't dig girls anymore.

    Anymore.

    Here's a funny story 'bout a singer named Jed:
    He caught his girlfriend with a woman in bed,
    they were watching Loveline with a bottle of wine,
    having a party like it's 1999.

    So he threw down the movies and he had a heart attack.
    He jumped in the ocean, he never swam back.
    They stood there naked, except for their socks,
    feeling cheaper than a prize in a CrackerJack box.
    I don't think Jed's really gonna wanna rock anymore.

    Anymore.(I can believe it)

    Check the exposure, something's wrong with this picture.
    I can't see the truth for all of the dirty lines.
    Check the exposure something's wrong with this picture.
    All in all you're gonna lose your mind.

    There's a little story that you're gonna adore,
    kinda like the lost scene on the cutting room floor.
    It's all fun and games 'til you get a black eye,
    you're down in the sewer asking all the rats, why?

    You can live and love and lie and cheat if you wish.
    But you know that's about as tacky as a satellite dish,
    on a hot pink house with a burgundy door,
    with cigarette butts all over the floor......

    I don't think my stomach's gonna take anymore.
    Anymore(I can believe it)

    Check the exposure, something's wrong with this picture.........

    By Butch Walker and MARVELOUS 3
  • War on War - Wilco

    It's a war on war
    It's a war on war
    It's a war on war
    It's a war on war
    It's a war on war
    It's a war on war
    It's a war on war
    There's a war on

    You're gonna lose
    You have to lose
    You have to learn how to die

    Just watching the miles flying by
    Just watching the miles flying by
    You are not my typewriter
    But you could be my demon
    moving forward through the flaming doors

    You have to lose
    You have to learn how to die
    if you want to want to be alive, okay?

    You have to lose
    You have to lose
    You have to learn how to die
    if you want to want to be alive

    You have to die
    You have to die
    You have to learn how to die
    if you want to want to be alive, okay?
    ---------------------------------------------
    Quiet - Smashing Pumpkins

    Quiet
    I am sleeping
    in here
    We need a little hope

    For years
    I've been sleeping
    Helpless
    Couldn't tell a soul

    Be ashamed
    Of the mess you've made
    My eyes never forget, you see
    Behind me

    Silent
    Metal mercies
    Castrate
    Boys to the bone

    Jesus
    Are you listening?
    Up there
    To anyone at all

    We are the fossils
    The relics of our time
    We mutilate the meanings
    So they're easy to deny

    Be ashamed
    Of the mess you've made
    My eyes never forget, you see
    Behind me

    Quiet
    I am sleeping
    Quiet
    I am sleeping
    Quiet
    I don't trust you
    I can't hear you

    Be ashamed
    Of the mess you've made
    My eyes never forget, you see
    Behind me

    Behind me
    The grace of falling snow
    Cover up everything you know
    Come save me from the awful sound
    Of nothing
    If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.

    Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
    -Oscar Wilde
  • chopitdownchopitdown Posts: 2,222
    If you twist and turn away
    If you tear yourself in two again
    If I could, yes I would
    If I could, I would
    Let it go
    Surrender
    Dislocate

    If I could throw this
    Lifeless lifeline to the wind
    Leave this heart of clay
    See you walk, walk away
    Into the night
    And through the rain
    Into the half-light
    And through the flame

    If I could through myself
    Set your spirit free
    I'd lead your heart away
    See you break, break away
    Into the light
    And to the day

    To let it go
    And so to fade away
    To let it go
    And so fade away

    I'm wide awake
    I'm wide awake
    Wide awake
    I'm not sleeping
    Oh, no, no, no

    If you should ask then maybe they'd
    Tell you what I would say
    True colors fly in blue and black
    Bruised silken sky and burning flag
    Colors crash, collide in blood shot eyes

    If I could, you know I would
    If I could, I would
    Let it go...

    This desparation
    Dislocation
    Separation
    Condemnation
    Revelation
    In temptation
    Isolation
    Desolation
    Let it go

    And so fade away
    To let it go
    And so fade away
    To let it go
    And so to fade away

    I'm wide awake
    I'm wide awake
    Wide awake
    I'm not sleeping
    Oh, no, no, no
    make sure the fortune that you seek...is the fortune that you need
  • hippiemomhippiemom Posts: 3,326
    More Ani, because you can never have too much ....

    Evolve

    i walk in stride with people
    much taller than me
    and partly it's the boots but
    mostly it's my chi
    and i'm becoming transfixed
    with nature and my part in it
    which i believe just signifies
    i'm finally waking up

    and there's this moth outside my kitchen door
    she's bonkers for that bare bulb
    flying round in circles
    bashing in her exoskull
    and out in the woods she navigates fine by the moon
    but get her around a light bulb and she's doomed

    she is trying to evolve
    she's just trying to evolve

    now let's get talking reefer madness
    like some arrogant government can't
    by any stretch of the imagination
    outlaw a plant
    yes, their supposed authority over nature
    is a dream
    c'mon people
    we've got to come clean

    cuz they are locking our sons
    and our daughters in cages
    they are taking by the thousands
    our lives from under us
    it's a crash course in religious fundamentals
    now let's all go to war
    get some bang for our buck

    i am trying to evolve
    i'm just trying to evolve

    gunnin for high score in the land of dreams
    morbid bluish-white consumers ogling luminous screens
    on the trail of forgetting
    cruising without a care
    the jet set won't abide by that pesky jet lag
    and our lives boil down to an hour or two
    when someone pulls a camera out of a bag

    and i am trying to evolve
    i'm just trying to evolve

    so i walk like i'm on a mission
    cuz that's the way i groove
    i got more and more to do
    i got less and less to prove
    it took me too long to realize
    that i don't take good pictures
    cuz i have the kind of beauty
    that moves
    "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." ~ MLK, 1963
  • MrBrianMrBrian Posts: 2,673
    Once more with the voice of Buddha
    He'll say carry on your slaughter
    Who cares for the little children
    You may slice with no conviction
    Blind revenge on a blameless victim
    ----
  • hippiemom" said:
    More Ani, because you can never have too much ....
    You really can't...so...

    fuel

    they were digging a new foundation in manhattan
    and they discovered a slave cemetary there
    may their souls rest easy
    now that lynching is frowned upon
    and we've moved on to the electric chair
    and i wonder who's gonna be president, tweedle dum or tweedle dummer?
    and who's gonna have the big blockbuster box office this summer?
    how about we put up a wall between houses and the highway
    and you can go your way, and i can go my way
    except all the radios agree with all the tvs
    and all the magazines agree with all the radios
    and i keep hearing that same damn song everywhere i go
    maybe i should put a bucket over my head
    and a marshmellow in each ear
    and stumble around for
    another dumb-numb week for another hum drum hit song to appear

    people used to make records
    as in a record of an event
    the event of people playing music in a room
    now everything is cross-marketing
    its about sunglasses and shoes
    or guns and drugs
    you choose
    we got it rehashed
    we got it half-assed
    we're digging up all the graves
    and we're spitting on the past
    and you can choose between the colors
    of the lipstick on the whores
    cause we know the difference between
    the font of 20% more
    and the font of teriyaki
    you tell me
    how does it make you feel?

    you tell me
    what's real?
    and they say that alcoholics are always alcoholics
    even when they're as dry as my lips for years
    even when they're stranded on a small desert island
    with no place in 2,000 miles to buy beer
    and i wonder
    is he different?
    is he different?
    has he changed what's he about?...
    or is he just a liar with nothing to lie about?

    am i headed for the same brick wall
    is there anything i can do about
    anything at all?
    except go back to that corner in manhattan
    and dig deeper, dig deeper this time
    down beneath the impossible pain of our history
    beneath unknown bones
    beneath the bedrock of the mystery
    beneath the sewage systems and the path train
    beneath the cobblestones and the water mains
    beneath the traffic of friendships and street deals
    beneath the screeching of kamikaze cab wheels
    beneath everything i can think of to think about
    beneath it all, beneath all get out
    beneath the good and the kind and the stupid and the cruel
    there's a fire just waiting for fuel

    there's a fire just waiting for fuel
    If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.

    Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
    -Oscar Wilde
  • Suggestions - SOAD


    Watching,
    From a post up high,
    From where you see the ships afar,
    From a well trained eye,
    The waves all keep on crashing by,
    If you are the light post,
    Then you own the working class,
    But if you want the answers,
    You better give a piece of ass,
    Give a piece of your ass,

    Warning,
    Post hypnotic suggestions,
    Running the ships ashore,
    The orange light that follows,
    Will soon proclaim itself a god,
    If you point your questions,
    The fog will surely chew you up,
    But if you want the answers,
    You better get ready for the fire,
    Get ready for the fire,

    The ships are multiplying day after day sir,
    And they're coming close to the shore sir, shore sir,
    We need to evacuate the light post,
    It's all over, it's all over ~~
    It's all over.
    If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.

    Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
    -Oscar Wilde
  • Barroom Hero ~ Dropkick Murphys

    Face down in the gutter won't admit defeat though his clothes are soiled and black,
    He's a big, strong man with a childs mind, don't you take his booze away!

    He's been at it for years drinking balls and beer he's a hero to most he meets,
    But inside he cries black swollen eyes, this man he sheds no tears!

    Now his wife and kids sing a different tune as they worry about their daddy dying,
    But this arrogant fool breaks every rule it'll be nothing but pride that kills him.

    Could he listen no he won't that's all she wrote he'll be dead before the daylight shines,
    But the thoughts and prayers of a million strong might keep this fool from dying.

    He's a legend in the bar with every scar fights a thousand bigger men,
    But now he fights and looses got all the bruises will someone please step in?

    Cause this Irish fools got a great big heart he keeps climbing back in to the ring
    In the low down circles where he holds his court this man he once was king.

    Could he listen no he won't that's all she wrote he'll be dead before the daylight shines,
    But the thoughts and prayers of a million strong might keep this fool from dying.

    Could he listen no he won't that's all she wrote he'll be dead before the daylight shines,
    But the thoughts and prayers of a million strong might keep this fool from dying.

    He's a legend in the bar with every scar fights a thousand bigger men,
    But now he fights and looses got all the bruises will someone please step in?

    Cause this Irish fools got a great big heart he keeps climbing back in to the ring
    In the low down circles where he holds his court this man he once was king.

    Could he listen no he won't that's all she wrote he'll be dead before the daylight shines,
    But the thoughts and prayers of a million strong might keep this fool from dying.

    Could he listen no he won't that's all she wrote he'll be dead before the daylight shines,
    But the thoughts and prayers of a million strong might keep this fool from dying.
    If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.

    Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
    -Oscar Wilde
  • normnorm I'm always home. I'm uncool.Posts: 30,225
    Lonely Girl

    There you sit all by yourself
    Trying to quit like everybody else
    Cigarette smoke in your eyes
    I see a few regrets in there too
    Hey there lonely girl
    Have I got a lonely boy for you

    Like a sunny day somewhere else
    The music plays but it don't help
    Through the haze you roll your eyes
    Every day I wonder what you see
    Hey there lonely girl
    I think you're the only girl for me

    You're the only girl in this whole wide world
    Only throw your pearls at me

    Here I sit all by myself
    Trying to quit something else
    Cigarette smoke in my eyes
    I've got a bunch of regrets too
    Hey there lonely girl
    Have I got a lonely boy for you

    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    All My Life

    Driving all day we both said nothing
    You threw your face in a magazine
    I tuned in to the oldies station
    Flew away in a time machine

    This world is so amazing
    The sun is shining and it's raining too
    I waited all my life for you

    I don't mind sometimes not talking
    Sometimes there ain't a thing to say
    Anyway I know what you're thinking
    And I kinda like it when you think that way

    I think I'll just keep on driving
    Anywhere will do
    I waited all my life for you

    All this time I knew you were out there
    All this time I knew someday I'd find you somewhere

    Some people tell you everything they think of
    Say yes I will and then they never do
    Sometimes I gotta ask you to speak up
    Everything you say is true

    Say you'll be mine forever
    Never leave me blue
    I waited all my life for you
    I waited all my life for you
  • flywallyflyflywallyfly Posts: 1,374
    Abookamongstthemany" said:
    Barroom Hero ~ Dropkick Murphys

    Face down in the gutter won't admit defeat though his clothes are soiled and black,
    He's a big, strong man with a childs mind, don't you take his booze away!

    He's been at it for years drinking balls and beer he's a hero to most he meets,
    But inside he cries black swollen eyes, this man he sheds no tears!

    Now his wife and kids sing a different tune as they worry about their daddy dying,
    But this arrogant fool breaks every rule it'll be nothing but pride that kills him.

    Could he listen no he won't that's all she wrote he'll be dead before the daylight shines,
    But the thoughts and prayers of a million strong might keep this fool from dying.

    He's a legend in the bar with every scar fights a thousand bigger men,
    But now he fights and looses got all the bruises will someone please step in?

    Cause this Irish fools got a great big heart he keeps climbing back in to the ring
    In the low down circles where he holds his court this man he once was king.

    Could he listen no he won't that's all she wrote he'll be dead before the daylight shines,
    But the thoughts and prayers of a million strong might keep this fool from dying.

    Could he listen no he won't that's all she wrote he'll be dead before the daylight shines,
    But the thoughts and prayers of a million strong might keep this fool from dying.

    He's a legend in the bar with every scar fights a thousand bigger men,
    But now he fights and looses got all the bruises will someone please step in?

    Cause this Irish fools got a great big heart he keeps climbing back in to the ring
    In the low down circles where he holds his court this man he once was king.

    Could he listen no he won't that's all she wrote he'll be dead before the daylight shines,
    But the thoughts and prayers of a million strong might keep this fool from dying.

    Could he listen no he won't that's all she wrote he'll be dead before the daylight shines,
    But the thoughts and prayers of a million strong might keep this fool from dying.
    LMAO !!! Be careful there, Abook ! Heeeeeee's baaaaaaaaack !!
  • flywallyfly" said:
    LMAO !!! Be careful there, Abook ! Heeeeeee's baaaaaaaaack !!
    :D
    If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.

    Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
    -Oscar Wilde
  • El_KabongEl_Kabong Posts: 4,141
    flywallyfly" said:
    LMAO !!! Be careful there, Abook ! Heeeeeee's baaaaaaaaack !!

    just don't show any pics of bush playing that guitar after katrina hit, that's what made him melt down last time! :D
    standin above the crowd
    he had a voice that was strong and loud and
    i swallowed his facade cos i'm so
    eager to identify with
    someone above the crowd
    someone who seemed to feel the same
    someone prepared to lead the way
  • even flow?even flow? Posts: 8,066
    Once the religious, the hunted and weary
    Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
    Came to this country to build a new vision
    Far from the reaches of kingdom and pope
    Like good Christians, some would burn the witches
    Later some got slaves to gather riches

    But still from near and far to seek America
    They came by thousands to court the wild
    And she just patiently smiled and bore a child
    To be their spirit and guiding light

    And once the ties with the crown had been broken
    Westward in saddle and wagon it went
    And 'til the railroad linked ocean to ocean
    Many the lives which had come to an end
    While we bullied, stole and bought our a homeland
    We began the slaughter of the red man

    But still from near and far to seek America
    They came by thousands to court the wild
    And she just patiently smiled and bore a child
    To be their spirit and guiding light

    The blue and grey they stomped it
    They kicked it just like a dog
    And when the war over
    They stuffed it just like a hog

    And though the past has it's share of injustice
    Kind was the spirit in many a way
    But it's protectors and friends have been sleeping
    Now it's a monster and will not obey

    (Suicide)
    The spirit was freedom and justice
    And it's keepers seem generous and kind
    It's leaders were supposed to serve the country
    But now they won't pay it no mind
    'Cause the people grew fat and got lazy
    And now their vote is a meaningless joke
    They babble about law and order
    But it's all just an echo of what they've been told
    Yeah, there's a monster on the loose
    It's got our heads into a noose
    And it just sits there watchin'

    Our cities have turned into jungles
    And corruption is stranglin' the land
    The police force is watching the people
    And the people just can't understand
    We don't know how to mind our own business
    'Cause the whole worlds got to be just like us
    Now we are fighting a war over there
    No matter who's the winner
    We can't pay the cost
    'Cause there's a monster on the loose
    It's got our heads into a noose
    And it just sits there watching

    (America)
    America where are you now?
    Don't you care about your sons and daughters?
    Don't you know we need you now
    We can't fight alone against the monster
    You've changed your place in this world!
  • StinkfootStinkfoot Posts: 532
    Got struck by the first volley
    of the war in the corps
    never held my service
    send em a wire, give em my best
    this ammunition never rests
    no one serves coffee, no one wakes up

    stop breathin'
    stop breathin'
    breathin' for me now
    write it on a postcard:
    dad they broke me.
    dad they broke me.
    [repeat]

    I can see the lines open shutters
    and the leaves flocked on a grid
    that's what they made my hero say
    but nothing gets me off so completely
    but when you put it down
    ten feet down in the ground
    call and response in the negative home

    stop breathin'
    stop breathin'
    breathin' for me now
    write it on a postcard:
    dad they broke me.
    dad they broke me.
    [repeat]


    *Interestingly I was listening to the demo of this [anti-war] song recently and the chorus was actually 'Start Bleedin'...Bleedin' for me now'. I like both versions.
    "I get into a state of consciousness that I can't explain. It is about feeling and not thinking. I get positive chills and insight into things that I can't get to any other way. It is Healing of the Soul." - Mike McCready
  • He came dancing across the water
    With his galleons and guns
    Looking for the new world
    In that palace in the sun.

    On the shore lay Montezuma
    With his coca leaves and pearls
    In his halls he often wondered
    With his secrets of the worlds.

    And his subjects
    gathered round him
    Like the leaves around a tree
    In their clothes of many colors
    For the angry gods to see.

    And the women all were beautiful
    And the men stood
    straight and strong
    They offered life in sacrifice
    So that others could go on

    Hate was just a legend
    And war was never known
    The people worked together
    And they lifted many stones

    They carried them to the flatlands
    And they died along the way
    But they built up
    With their bare hands
    What we still can't do today.

    And I know she's living there
    And she loves me to this day
    I still can't remember when,
    or how I lost my way

    He came dancing across the water
    Cortez, Cortez
    What a killer.
    Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's Soul remains Unawakened.
    Anatole France
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