Memorable Lyrics

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  1. Shawn@PRS

    Shawn@PRS yogi
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    Of course we all love a well put together guitar solo, but when an amazing melody is married to heartfelt lyrics, a song can take on another dimension.

    What are some of your favorite lyrics?
     
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    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    " When I'm with you I feel like I could die and that would be alright..."

    Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye blind
     
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  3. Alan Manning

    Alan Manning Is It A Bird ! Is It A Plane ! Nah It's Only Me!!!

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    You Don't Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blows.!!!
    Subterranean Homesick Blues, Robert Zimmerman ( Bob Dylan).!!!
     
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    Huggy B New Member

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    "If Hitler's c@ck could choose it's mate, it would ask, for Sharon Tate!" - Angry Samoans
     
  5. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    "I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to..."

    So many out there, but that's the first one that popped into my head....
    A lot of truth and power in that statement.
     
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  6. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    "Get the funk out."

    And then there's:

    Now that she's back in the atmosphere
    With drops of Jupiter in her hair, hey, hey
    She acts like summer and walks like rain
    Reminds me that there's time to change, hey, hey
    Since the return of her stay on the moon
    She listens like spring and she talks like June

    But tell me did you sail across the sun
    Did you make it to the Milky Way to see the lights all faded
    And that heaven is overrated?
    Tell me, did you fall from a shooting star
    One without a permanent scar
    And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there?

    Now that she's back from that soul vacation
    Tracing her way through the constellation, hey, hey
    She checks out Mozart while she does tae-bo
    Reminds me that there's room to grow, hey, hey, yeah

    Now that she's back in the atmosphere
    I'm afraid that she might think of me as
    Plain ol' Jane, told a story about a man who is too afraid to fly so he never did land

    But tell me did the wind sweep you off your feet
    Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day
    And head back to the milky way
    And tell me, did Venus blow your mind
    Was it everything you wanted to find
    And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there

    Can you imagine no love, pride, deep-fried chicken
    Your best friend always sticking up for you
    Even when I know you're wrong
    Can you imagine no first dance, freeze-dried romance
    Five-hour phone conversation
    The best soy latte that you ever had, and me

    But tell me did the wind sweep you off your feet
    Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day
    And head back toward the Milky Way?
    And tell me did you sail across the sun
    Did you make it to the milky way to see the lights all faded
    And that heaven is overrated?

    And tell me, did you fall from a shooting star
    One without a permanent scar
    And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself

    And did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day?
    And did you fall from a shooting star, fall from a shooting star?
    And are you lonely looking for yourself out there?
     
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  7. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    "Wanna B Ur Lovr"

    I don't have a library card
    But do you mind if I check you out?
    I like your skeletal structure, baby
    You're an ectomorph, no doubt

    Your face is real symmetrical
    And your nostils are so nice
    I wish that I was cross-eyed, girl
    So I could see you twice

    Girl, you smell like Fritos
    That's why I'm giving you this hungry stare
    You're so hot, you're gonna melt
    The elastic in my underwear

    I'll bet you're magically delicious
    Like a bowl of Lucky Charms
    You'd look like Venus de Milo
    If I just cut off your arms
    What I'm tryin' to say is ...


    -Weird Al
     
  8. bodia

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

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    At this moment words fail me
    And my vision's unclear
    Blind to the truth
    Like hands reaching out in the darkness
    I can't stop the world from turning around
    Or the pull of the moon on the tide
    But I don't believe that we're in this alone
    I believe we're along for the ride
    I believe we're along for the ride
    Through the gift of surrender
    I'm embracing the fight
    Breaking the code
    There's clarity on the horizon
    I can't stop the world from turning around
    Or the pull of the moon on the tide
    But I don't believe that we're in this alone
    I believe we're along for the ride
    I believe we're along for the ride
    I will not live under a shadow of fear
    Never be crippled by chaos and doubt
    Fall prey to your madness
    I am not shattered
    Out of the ashes I rise
    Knowing that nothing is stronger than faith
    Finding hope in our hopeless lives
    I can't stop the world from turning around
    Or the pull of the moon on the tide
    But I don't believe that we're in this alone
    I believe we're along for the ride
    I can't stop the world from turning around
    Or the pull of the moon on the tide
    But I don't believe that we're in this alone
    I believe we're along for the ride
    I believe we're along for the ride
    I believe we're along for the ride
     
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  9. bodia

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

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    A modest man from Mandrake
    Travelled rich to the city
    He had a need to discover
    A use for his newly found wealth

    Because he was human
    Because he had goodness
    Because he was moral
    They called him insane
    Delusions of grandeur
    Visions of splendor
    A manic depressive
    He walks in the rain

    Eyes wide open
    Heart undefended
    Innocence untarnished...

    Cinderella Man
    Doing what you can
    They can't understand
    What it means
    Cinderella Man
    Hang on to your plans
    Try as they might
    They cannot steal your dreams

    In the betrayal of his love he awakened
    To face a world of cold reality
    And a look in the eyes of the hungry
    Awakened him to what he could do

    He held up his riches
    To challenge the hungry
    Purposeful motion
    For one so insane
    They tried to fight him
    Just couldn't beat him
    This manic depressive
    Who walks in the rain
     
  10. Wakester

    Wakester It made sense when I said it in my head

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    so many songs, so little time, any way ....

    And it was morning
    And I found myself mourning,
    For a childhood that I thought had disappeared
    I looked out the window
    And I saw a magpie in the rainbow, the rain had gone
    I'm not alone, I turned to the mirror
    I saw you, the child, that once loved

    The child before they broke his heart
    Our heart, the heart that I believed was lost

    Hey you, surprised? More than surprised
    To find the answers to the questions
    Were always in your own eyes

    Do you realise that you give it on back to her?
    But that would only be retraced in all the problems that you ever knew
    So untrue
    For she's got to carry on with her life
    And you've got to carry on with yours

    So I see it's me, I can do anything
    And I'm still the child
    'Cos the only thing misplaced was direction
    And I found direction
    There is no childhood's end
    You are my childhood friend, lead me on

    Hey you, you've survived. Now you've arrived
    To be reborn in the shadow of the magpie

    Now you realise, that you've got to get out of here
    You've found the leading light of destiny, burning in the ashes of your memory
    You want to change the world
    You'd resigned yourself to die a broken rebel
    But that was looking backward
    Now you've found the light

    You, the child that once loved
    The child before they broke his heart
    Our heart, the heart that I believed was lost

    So it's me I see, I can do anything.
    I'm still the child
    'Cos the only thing misplaced was direction
    And I found direction
    There is no childhood's end
    I am your childhood friend, lead me on

    Marillion - Childhoods End - Misplaced Childhood 1985
     
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  11. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    Lyrics just don't get more cutting or succinct than Neil Young.

    Tin soldiers and Nixon coming
    We're finally on our own
    This summer I hear the drumming
    Four dead in Ohio

    Gotta get down to it
    Soldiers are cutting us down
    Shoulda been done long ago
    What if you knew her, and found her dead on the ground?
    How can you run, when you know?

     
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  12. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    She hates my mama,
    She hates my daddy too.
    She loves to tell me, how much
    She hates the things I do.
    She loves to lie, beside me
    Almost every night.
    She's no lady she's my wife

    The preacher asked her,
    And she said I do.
    The preacher asked me,
    And she said yes, he does too.
    And the preacher said,
    I pronounce you 99 to life.
    Son she's no lady she's your wife.

    Lyle Lovett

    No reflection on my sweetheart...:)
     
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  13. sergiodeblanc

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

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    I remember when I finally understood the meaning of the line "Once a man and twice a child, and everything is just for awhile" by Bob Marley. F@ckin' hits me in the chest, maaaannn.
     
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  14. alantig

    alantig Santana-free since '63!

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    Tim Minchin's "White Wine In The Sun" gets me every. F@cking. Time. I have to be careful where I play it because it makes my throat stop working.

    But you will learn someday
    That wherever you are and whatever you face
    These are the people who'll make you feel safe in this world
    My sweet blue-eyed girl
    And if my baby girl
    When you're twenty-one or thirty-one
    And Christmas comes around
    And you find yourself nine thousand miles from home
    You'll know what ever comes
    Your brothers and sisters and me and your mum
    Will be waiting for you in the sun
    When Christmas comes
    Your brothers and sisters, your aunts and your uncles
    Your grandparents, cousins and me and your mum
    We'll be waiting for you in the sun
    Drinking white wine in the sun
     
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  15. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I hear ya, Alan. Every time I hear this song, I think of my two lovely daughters and it gets to me:


    Isn't she lovely
    Isn't she wonderful
    Isn't she precious
    Less than one minute old
    I never thought through love we'd be
    Making one as lovely as she
    But isn't she lovely made from love
    Isn't she pretty
    Truly the angel's best
    Boy, I'm so happy
    We have been heaven blessed
    I can't believe what God has done
    Through us he's given life to one
    But isn't she lovely made from love
    Isn't she lovely
    Life and love are the same
     
  16. jfb

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    Soul crushingly heavy and from one of our very own in the PRS family.

    Martin Simpson - Never Any Good

    You were never any good with money.
    You couldn't even hold a job,
    Not steady enough for the office,
    Not hard enough for the hod.
    You'd rather be riding your Norton
    Or going fishing with your split cane rod.
    You were never any good with money.
    You couldn't even hold a job.

    When your grammar school days were over,
    It was nineteen-seventeen,
    And you did the right and proper thing.
    You were just eighteen.
    You were never mentioned in dispatches.
    You never mentioned what you did or saw.
    You were just another keen young man
    In the mud and stink of war.

    You were never any good with money.
    You couldn't even hold a job,
    Not steady enough for the office,
    Not hard enough for the hod.
    You'd rather be singing the Pirate King,
    Or going fishing with your split cane rod.
    You were never any good with money.
    You couldn't even hold a job.

    You came home from the Great War
    With the pips of a captain's rank.
    A German officer's Luger,
    And no money in the bank.
    Your family sent you down in the coal mine
    To learn to be captain there,
    But you didn't stand it very long.
    You needed the light and the air.

    You were never any good with money.
    You couldn't even hold a job,
    Not steady enough for the office,
    Not hard enough for the hod.
    You'd rather be watching performers fly
    Or fishing with your split cane rod.
    You were never any good with money.
    You couldn't even hold a job.

    When the second war came along,
    You knew what should be done.
    You would re-enlist to teach young men
    The booby trap and the gun;
    And they sent you home to Yorkshire,
    With a crew and a Lewis gun,
    So you could save your seaside town
    From the bombers of the Hun.

    You were never any good with money.
    You couldn't even hold a job,
    Not steady enough for the office,
    Not hard enough for the hod.
    You'd rather be finding the nightjar's nest,
    Going fishing with your split cane rod.
    You were never any good with money.
    You couldn't even hold a job.

    And when my mother came to your door,
    With a baby in her arm,
    Her big hurt boy only nine years old,
    Trying to keep her from harm,
    If you had been a practical man,
    You would have been forewarned.
    You would have seen that it never could work,
    And I would have never been born.

    There's no proper work in your seaside town,
    So you come here looking for a job.
    You were storeman at the power station
    Just before I came along.
    Nobody talked about how you quit,
    But I know that's what you did.
    My mother said you were a selfish man,
    And I was your selfish kid.

    You were never any good with money.
    You couldn't even hold a job,
    Not steady enough for the office,
    Not hard enough for the hod;
    And your Norton it was soon gone
    Along with your split cane rod.
    You were never any good with money.
    You couldn't even hold a job.

    You showed me eyebright in the hedgerow,
    Speedwell and travellers joy.
    You showed me how to use my eyes
    When I was just a boy;
    And you taught me how to love a song
    And all you knew of nature's ways:
    The greatest gifts I have ever known,
    And I use them every day.


    You were never any good with money.
    You couldn't even hold a job,
    Not steady enough for the office, maybe,
    Not hard enough for the hod.
    You'd rather be riding your Norton
    Or going fishing with your split cane rod.
    You were never any good with money.
    You couldn't even hold a job.

     
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    Steve's addiction New Member

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    Your imaginations having puppies

    Something on tragically hip
     
  18. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Sh!t man, that song already gives me the feels. I can't imagine the spontaneous crying fits I'd have listening to it if I had a daughter.
     
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  19. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    Guilty. I totally cried listening to this song when my daughter was born.
     
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  20. Alan Manning

    Alan Manning Is It A Bird ! Is It A Plane ! Nah It's Only Me!!!

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    You To Me Are Everything
    The Sweetest Song That I Can Sing.!!!
    (The Real Thing.)
    Check It out ,the whole song is so powerful !!!
     

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