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  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 10,363
    "Cause love's such an old-fashioned word
    And love dares you to care for
    The people on the edge of the night
    And love dares you to change our way of
    Caring about ourselves
    This is our last dance
    This is our last dance
    This is ourselves
    Under pressure"

    Under Pressure by Queen/David Bowie


  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 10,363

    Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
    You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way.
    Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
    Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.

    Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.
    You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
    And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
    No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.

    So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
    Racing around to come up behind you again.
    The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older,
    Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.

    Every year is getting shorter never seem to find the time.
    Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
    Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
    The time is gone, the song is over,
    Thought I'd something more to say.

    Time by Pink Floyd
  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 10,363
    always thought this was kind of cool when i was in my early 20s

    'what the world needs now is another Frank Sinatra so i can get you in bed"
    Teen Angst by Cracker
  • LBCLBC Posts: 74
    I keep having dreams
    Of pioneers and pirate ships and Bob Dylan,
    Of people wrapped up tight in the things that will kill them,
    Of being trapped in a lift plunging straight to the bottom,
    Of open seas and ways of life we've forgotten.
    I keep having dreams.

    Amy worked in a bar in Exeter.
    I went back to her house and I slept beside her.
    She woke up screaming in the middle of the night,
    Terrified of her own insides.
    Dreams of pirate ships and Patty Hearst
    Breaking through a life over-rehearsed.
    She can't remember which came first:
    The house, the home, or the terrible thirst.
    She keeps having dreams.

    And on the worst days,
    When it feels like life weighs ten thousand tonnes,
    She's got her cowboy boots and car keys on the bedstand
    So she can always run.
    She can get up, shower, and in half an hour she'll be gone.

    I keep having dreams of things I need to do,
    Of waking up but not following through.
    But it feels like I haven't slept at all,
    When I wake to a silence and she's facing the wall.
    Posters of Dylan and of Hemingway,
    An antique compass for a sailor's escape.
    She says "you just can't live this way",
    And I close my eyes and I never say:
    I'm still having dreams.

    And on the worst days,
    When it feels like life weighs ten thousand tonnes,
    I sleep with my passport,
    One eye on the back door,
    So I can always run.
    I can get up, shower, and in half an hour I'll be gone.

    And come morning,
    I am disappeared,
    Just an imprint on the bedsheets.
    I'm by the roadside with my thumb out.
    A car pulls up, and Bob's driving.
    So I climb in;
    We don't say a word
    As we pull off into the sunrise.
    And these rivers of tarmac are like arteries across the country.
    We are blood cells alive in the bloodstream
    Of the beating heart of the country.
    We are electric pulses
    In the pathways of the sleeping soul of the country.

    Frank Turner I Am Dissapeared
    A truant finds home
  • EdLawEdLaw Posts: 192
    My baby calls me the Loch Ness Monster -
    Two great big humps and then I'm gone.
    And I planted my bolo knife in the neck of mad John Finn. I took his wretched life.
    Now I'm over near the bandstand, every hand moving on John Finn's wife...
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 23,290
    Like a garden in the forest that the world will never see ....
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • curlygirly9curlygirly9 Vancouver, WAPosts: 1,872
    EdLaw said:

    My baby calls me the Loch Ness Monster -
    Two great big humps and then I'm gone.

    You beat me to it, lol. Isn't he the greatest?!

    Rose Garden Arena - Nov 02, 2000, Key Arena - Oct 22, 2001, Key Arena - Dec 08, 2002, Key Arena - Dec 09, 2002, Clark County Amphitheater - Sep 26, 2009
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 22,264
    While admiring her complexion
    I came across my lonely reflection
    And I realized that I have been dancing
    Not with a woman, but with a ghost

    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • HorosHoros Posts: 4,517
    For the music is your special friend
    Dance on fire as it intends
    Music is your only friend
    Until the end
    #FHP
  • EdLawEdLaw Posts: 192

    EdLaw said:

    My baby calls me the Loch Ness Monster -
    Two great big humps and then I'm gone.

    You beat me to it, lol. Isn't he the greatest?!

    He's fantastic. So many Cave lyrics I could choose for this topic.
    And I planted my bolo knife in the neck of mad John Finn. I took his wretched life.
    Now I'm over near the bandstand, every hand moving on John Finn's wife...
  • curlygirly9curlygirly9 Vancouver, WAPosts: 1,872
    EdLaw said:

    EdLaw said:

    My baby calls me the Loch Ness Monster -
    Two great big humps and then I'm gone.

    You beat me to it, lol. Isn't he the greatest?!

    He's fantastic. So many Cave lyrics I could choose for this topic.
    Same. Between King Ink I and II, and the complete lyrics, technically I own 3 lyric collections. Much of it reads like literature. He's amazing.

    Rose Garden Arena - Nov 02, 2000, Key Arena - Oct 22, 2001, Key Arena - Dec 08, 2002, Key Arena - Dec 09, 2002, Clark County Amphitheater - Sep 26, 2009
  • jeffbrjeffbr SeattlePosts: 7,066
    Don't wanna wait 'til you know me better
    Let's just be glad for the time together
    Life's such a treat and it's time you taste it
    There ain't a reason on earth to waste it
    It ain't a crime to be good to yourself
    "I'll use the magic word - let's just shut the fuck up, please." EV, 04/13/08
  • Jason78Jason78 Posts: 400
    the stars are blazing
    like rebel diamonds
    cut out of the Sun
    can you read my mind
  • pjhawks said:


    Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
    You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way.
    Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
    Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.

    Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.
    You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
    And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
    No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.

    So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
    Racing around to come up behind you again.
    The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older,
    Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.

    Every year is getting shorter never seem to find the time.
    Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
    Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
    The time is gone, the song is over,
    Thought I'd something more to say.

    Time by Pink Floyd

    One of the best songs ever.

    Ever.

    Who writes songs like this these days?
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,968
    Just between us
    I think it's time we recognize,
    the differences we sometimes fear to show
    Just between us
    I think it's time we realize,
    The spaces in between, leave room for you and I to grow.
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,968
    Well do you ever get the feeling
    That the story's too damn real
    And in the present tense?
    Or that everybody's on the stage
    And it seems like you're the only person
    Sitting in the audience?
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 22,264
    Nothing in my life is free...
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • EdsonNascimentoEdsonNascimento Posts: 5,318
    I am one....
    Sorry. The world doesn't work the way you tell it to.
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,849
    if you don't expect too much from me, you might not be let down...
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,849
    and.....makes much more sense.....to live in the present tense. :D
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,968
    What can this strange device be
    When i touch it, it gives forth a sound
    It's got wires that vibrate and give music
    What can this thing be that i found?

    See how it sings like a sad heart
    And joyously screams out its pain
    Sounds that build high like a mountain
    Or notes that fall gently like rain
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,968
    Oh, mirror in the sky
    What is love?
    Can the child within my heart rise above?
    Can I sail through the changing ocean tides?
    Can I handle the seasons of my life?
    I don't know

    Well, I've been afraid of changing
    Cause I've built my life around you
    But time makes you bolder
    Even children get older
    I'm getting older too
    So....
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,968
    Now I’ve been crying lately, thinking about the world as it is
    Why must we go on hating, why can’t we live in bliss
    Cause out on the edge of darkness, there rides a peace train
    Oh peace train take this country, come take me home again
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,968
    edited June 2014
    So if you disappear out of view
    You know, I will never say goodbye
    Though I try to forget it
    You will make me call your name and I'll shout it to the blue summer sky
    We may never meet again
    So shed your skin and let's get started
    Post edited by njnancy on
  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,731
    Don't take no prisoners if can't afford to feed none
    Don't start no fights if you can't predict the outcome
    Don't make donations where you cannot get your dough back
    Fuck the apathetic bullshittas send em' all your prozac


    Peace
    *We CAN bomb the World to pieces, but we CAN'T bomb it into PEACE*...Michael Franti

    *MUSIC IS the expression of EMOTION.....and that POLITICS IS merely the DECOY of PERCEPTION*
    .....song_Music & Politics....Michael Franti

    *The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite INSANE*....Nikola Tesla(a man who shaped our world of electricity with his futuristic inventions)


  • GratefulJamGratefulJam Posts: 1,703
    Our pa's each own one the world trade centers for a kiss and a smile I'll give mine all to you.
    "thru extensive negotiations we managed to get the curfew moved back..... we still don't have any time to fu&k around...."

    LA II 06, SB 06, SF III 06, Kokua 07 Ed and Jack, Grant Park 07, EV Berk1 & LA 1 (nice job 10c), 08 DC, MSG1 &2, VH1 rocks, EV Bos II, EV NYC I & II, Milwaukee, EV Maui, EV Hono I & II, Chicago 09 I & II, LA 09 I & II & IV, SD 09 (my girlfriend hit the lottery, best concert of my life 10C rocks)KC 2010, STL 2010, Hartford. Boston, and MSG I & II "who goes around skinning cats anyway"
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 23,948
    I wonder how much of these is with the way they sound when sung?!?

    Here's mine.

    "Fuck the G ride, I want the machines that are making them"

    This made me think a very different point of view……….
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 22,264
    I'm slow to finish but I'm quick to start...
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • kein_geredekein_gerede Posts: 106
    "i've drawn to one conclusion that no one really understands anything
    we're all grinding gears don't know which way is up
    once the soul is dead the mind ain't far away"

    Strung Out - Everyday
    15.08.09 Berlin, 04.07.12 Berlin, 05.07.12 Berlin, 25.06.14 Vienna
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 22,264
    Divided we fall... United we stand... Be my reggae woman and I'll be your reggae man...
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
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