Memorable Lyrics

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  1. jjpish68

    jjpish68 New Member

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    Come in here, dear boy, have a cigar,
    You're gonna go far,
    You're gonna fly high,
    You're never gonna die,
    You're gonna make it if you try,
    They're gonna love you.
    I've always had a deep respect and I mean that most sincere;
    The band is just fantastic, that is really what I think,
    Oh, by the way, which one's Pink?

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

    We're just knocked out.
    We heard about the sell out.
    You're gonna get an album out,
    You owe it to the people.
    We're so happy we can hardly count.
    Everybody else is just green,
    Have you seen the chart?
    It's a hell of a start,
    It could be made into a monster,
    If we all pull together as a team.

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

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Ooooo! Good one dude!
     
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  3. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    So, so you think you can tell
    Heaven from hell
    Blue skies from pain
    Can you tell a green field
    From a cold steel rail?
    A smile from a veil?
    Do you think you can tell?
    Did they get you to trade
    Your heroes for ghosts?
    Hot ashes for trees?
    Hot air for a cool breeze?
    Cold comfort for change?
    Did you exchange
    A walk on part in the war
    For a lead role in a cage?
    How I wish, how I wish you were here
    We're just two lost souls
    Swimming in a fish bowl
    Year after year
    Running over the same old ground
    And how we found
    The same old fears
    Wish you were here

    One of the best ever...
     
  4. Wakester

    Wakester It made sense when I said it in my head

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    I remember as a 14 or 15 yr old kid, staying up late at night to hear this on the King Biscuit Flour Hour, on a small transistor radio with a mono earplug.

    Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain
    With the barkers and the colored balloons,
    You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
    Though you're thinking that
    you're leaving there too soon,
    You're leaving there too soon.
     
  5. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    Four pages and no mention of my favorite song writer ever. Todd Rundgren has written MANY all time great songs. My favorite is the one that very closely describes my relationship with my wife. (Edit to say, describes it during our dating phase). “Til I saw, the light, in your eyes.” Gets me every time. A classic love song about finding what is really important in a life partner, and how it sometimes takes you a while to see those things. Don’t have time to quote all the lyrics but you all know them. That song is a gut punch for me.
     
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  6. IKnowALittle

    IKnowALittle New Member

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    All these lyrics are fabulous and meaningful and much deeper than I am, or will ever be.
    But this little snippet pretty much defines us all ...

    "Well, you ain't seen nothin',
    Till you're down on a muffin."

    Pretty much says it all.
    :)
     
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  7. WeFixFlats

    WeFixFlats Respect The Clave

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    "People try to put us d-down (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
    Just because we get around (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
    Things they do look awful c-c-cold (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
    I hope I die before I get old (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
    This is my generation
    This is my generation, baby..."
     
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  8. Berten

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    black sabbath - paranoid
     
  9. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Some will sell their dreams for small desires
    Or lose the race to rats
    Get caught in ticking traps
    And start to dream of somewhere
    To relax their restless flight
    Somewhere out of a memory of lighted streets on quiet nights…
     
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  10. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    They say there are strangers who threaten us
    In our immigrants and infidels
    They say there is strangeness too dangerous
    In our theaters and bookstore shelves
    That those who know what's best for us
    Must rise and save us from ourselves

    Quick to judge
    Quick to anger
    Slow to understand
    Ignorance and prejudice
    And fear walk hand in hand...
     
  11. Lister

    Lister New Member

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    Just a great song that stays in my setlist, both electric and acoustic. REM did a killer live version that was a B-side of Bittersweet Me from 1996 and my version is closer to that than Campbell's.
     
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  12. Lister

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    When Warren plays this solo on acoustic, man, it's chills time. This song is an old friend that gets played pretty much anytime I pull out the acoustic.
     
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  13. Lister

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    I've always loved these lyrics:

    We are secrets to each other
    Each one's life a novel
    No-one else has read
    Even joined in bonds of love
    We're linked to one another
    By such slender threads

    We are planets to each other
    Drifting in our orbits
    To a brief eclipse
    Each of us a world apart
    Alone and yet together
    Like two passing ships

    Just between us
    I think it's time for us to recognize
    The differences we sometimes feared to show
    Just between us
    I think it's time for us to realize
    The spaces in between
    Leave room
    For you and I to grow

    We are strangers to each other
    Full of sliding panels
    An illusion show
    Acting well-rehearsed routines
    Or playing from the heart?
    It's hard for one to know

    Just between us
    I think it's time for us to recognize
    The differences we sometimes feared to show
    Just between us
    I think it's time for us to realize
    The spaces in between
    Leave room
    For you and I to grow

    We are islands to each other
    Building hopeful bridges
    On a troubled sea
    Some are burned or swept away
    Some we would not choose
    But we're not always free

    Just between us
    I think it's time for us to recognize
    The differences we sometimes feared to show
    Just between us
    I think it's time for us to realize
    The spaces in between
    Leave room
    For you and I to grow

    Entre Nous, Rush
     
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  14. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I'm a Lady, I do lady things.

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    Toot toot, hey, beep beep.
     
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  15. Lister

    Lister New Member

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    One more:

    Crossroads, seem to come and go, yeah.
    The gypsy flies from coast to coast

    Knowing many, loving none,
    Bearing sorrow havin' fun,
    But back home he'll always run
    To sweet Melissa... mmm...

    Freight train, each car looks the same, all the same.
    And no one knows the Gypsy's name

    No one hears his lonely sighs,
    There are no blankets where he lies.
    In all his deepest dreams the Gypsy flies
    with sweet Melissa... mmm...

    Again the morning's come,
    Again he's on the run,
    Sunbeams shining through his hair,
    Appearing not to have a care.
    Well, pick up your gear and Gypsy roll on, roll on.

    Crossroads, will you ever let him go? (Lord, Lord)
    Will you hide the dead man's ghost,
    Or will he lie, beneath the clay,
    or will his spirit float away?

    But I know that he won't stay without Melissa.

    Yes I know that he won't stay without Melissa.


    This one bit me the very first time I ever heard it, and it was one of the very first songs that I learned to play-though it was Bett's solo first, then the chords later. Fast forward some 35+ years, and I still play this song pretty much anytime I pick up a guitar.
     
  16. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    "Why must I feel like that, why must I chase the cat? Ain't nothin' but the dog in me"

    Bow-wow-wow-yippie-yo-yippie-yay
     
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  17. alantig

    alantig Santana-free since '63!

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    Isn't that from the song about the Nash Rambler? (ducking...)
     
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  18. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    So, old man river, don't cry for me;
    A-have got a running stream of love you see.
    So, no matter what stages - oh stages -
    Stages - stages they put us through,
    We'll never be blue
    No matter what rages, oh rages,
    Changes - rages they put us through,
    We'll never be blue:
    We'll be forever, yeah!
     
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  19. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I'm a Lady, I do lady things.

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    That’s my favorite BMW song. Maybe not the best lyrically but, instrumentally... perfect.
     
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  20. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    Yeah, it's one of mine, as well....I really like the entire Uprising album. That little whistle (might even be really high organ notes, not sure) in the background always gets me moving on this song.

    Not sure if you've heard it or not, but It Hurts To Be Alone is one of my all time favorite Wailers songs. It's really not even all that reggae-ish or even ska, but there's something so emotionally strong about that one. Simple lyrics carried with incredibly impassioned vocals can really bring it home.
     
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