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#341428 - Wed May 09 2007 06:13 PM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
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Thanks for saving this thread from going over the falls, Stu.

This is one of my favourite Dylan songs. In a way, it reminds me of those ridiculous chain games we play about mysterious strangers and desert islands...



Up on the white veranda
She wears a necktie and a Panama hat.
Her passport shows a face
From another time and place
She looks nothin' like that.
And all the remnants of her recent past
Are scattered in the wild wind.
She walks across the marble floor
Where a voice from the gambling room is callin' her to come on in.
She smiles, walks the other way
As the last ship sails and the moon fades away
From Black Diamond Bay.

As the mornin' light breaks open, the Greek comes down
And he asks for a rope and a pen that will write.
"Pardon, monsieur," the desk clerk says,
Carefully removes his fez,
"Am I hearin' you right?"
And as the yellow fog is liftin'
The Greek is quickly headin' for the second floor.
She passes him on the spiral staircase
Thinkin' he's the Soviet Ambassador,
She starts to speak, but he walks away
As the storm clouds rise and the palm branches sway
On Black Diamond Bay.

A soldier sits beneath the fan
Doin' business with a tiny man who sells him a ring.
Lightning strikes, the lights blow out.
The desk clerk wakes and begins to shout,
"Can you see anything?"
Then the Greek appears on the second floor
In his bare feet with a rope around his neck,
While a loser in the gambling room lights up a candle,
Says, "Open up another deck."
But the dealer says, "Attendez-vous, s'il vous plait,''
As the rain beats down and the cranes fly away
From Black Diamond Bay.

The desk clerk heard the woman laugh
As he looked around the aftermath and the soldier got tough.
He tried to grab the woman's hand,
Said, "Here's a ring, it cost a grand."
She said, "That ain't enough."
Then she ran upstairs to pack her bags
While a horse-drawn taxi waited at the curb.
She passed the door that the Greek had locked,
Where a handwritten sign read, "Do Not Disturb."
She knocked upon it anyway
As the sun went down and the music did play
On Black Diamond Bay.

"I've got to talk to someone quick!"
But the Greek said, "Go away," and he kicked the chair to the floor.
He hung there from the chandelier.
She cried, "Help, there's danger near
Please open up the door!"
Then the volcano erupted
And the lava flowed down from the mountain high above.
The soldier and the tiny man were crouched in the corner
Thinking of forbidden love.
But the desk clerk said, "It happens every day,"
As the stars fell down and the fields burned away
On Black Diamond Bay.

As the island slowly sank
The loser finally broke the bank in the gambling room.
The dealer said, "It's too late now.
You can take your money, but I don't know how
You'll spend it in the tomb."
The tiny man bit the soldier's ear
As the floor caved in and the boiler in the basement blew,
While she's out on the balcony, where a stranger tells her,
"My darling, je vous aime beaucoup."
She sheds a tear and then begins to pray
As the fire burns on and the smoke drifts away
From Black Diamond Bay.

I was sittin' home alone one night in L.A.,
Watchin' old Cronkite on the seven o'clock news.
It seems there was an earthquake that
Left nothin' but a Panama hat
And a pair of old Greek shoes.
Didn't seem like much was happenin',
So I turned it off and went to grab another beer.
Seems like every time you turn around
There's another hard-luck story that you're gonna hear
And there's really nothin' anyone can say
And I never did plan to go anyway
To Black Diamond Bay.


Edited by ktstew (Wed May 09 2007 06:14 PM)
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#341429 - Thu May 10 2007 09:47 AM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
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I didn't know that one, love (and I mean that in the most Australian sense). Allow me to respond in kind:

Well, if you're travelin' in the north country fair,
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline,
Remember me to one who lives there.
She once was a true love of mine.

Well, if you go when the snowflakes storm,
When the rivers freeze and summer ends,
Please see if she's wearing a coat so warm,
To keep her from the howlin' winds.

Please see for me if her hair hangs long,
If it rolls and flows all down her breast.
Please see for me if her hair hangs long,
That's the way I remember it.

I'm a-wonderin' if she remembers me at all.
Many times I've often prayed
In the darkness of my night,
In the brightness of my day.

So if you're travelin' in the north country fair,
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline,
Remember me to one who lives there.
She once was a true love of mine.

This one has, in fact, been on my mind a great deal lately


Edited by stuthehistoryguy (Thu May 10 2007 09:48 AM)
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#341430 - Thu May 10 2007 09:21 PM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
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Maybe I should've put this in the 'Songs That Cheer You Up' thread in the music cellar...but I like it being here, too. I remember sitting in the dark, night after night -listening to this when I was back in high school.


It was just after sunrise and down by the sea
down on the sandflats where nothin' will grow
come drummin' and footsteps like out of a dream
where the golden green waters come in

Just nine lucky soldiers had come through the night
Half of them wounded and barely alive
Just nine out of twenty was a headed for home
with eleven sad stories to tell

I remember quite clearly when I got out of bed
I said oh good morning what a beautiful day
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#341431 - Sun May 13 2007 09:18 PM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
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With the current state of world politics and inter-country relations (particularly the USA) I have been thinking a lot about our role in this world and the choice we have to make a difference or to accept what we are given. There are so many songs and artists out there who put this topic into their songs but I recently heard this one for the first time in years. Originally by the great John Lennon and has been covered many times (my personal favourite is Marianne Faithfull) it has been given new life by Greenday, who I think are maturing wonderfully with their music of late.

Anyway, provokes thoughts and stirs emotion.

NB: I mean absolutely no disrespect to the citizens of the USA, I am merely stating a personal opinion about the current administration......


As soon as your born they make you feel small,
By giving you no time instead of it all,
Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all,
A working class hero is something to be,
A working class hero is something to be.

They hurt you at home and they hit you at school,
They hate you if you're clever and they despise a fool,
Till you're so ******** crazy you can't follow their rules,
A working class hero is something to be,
A working class hero is something to be.

When they've tortured and scared you for twenty odd years,
Then they expect you to pick a career,
When you can't really function you're so full of fear,
A working class hero is something to be,
A working class hero is something to be.

Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV,
And you think you're so clever and classless and free,
But you're still ******* peasents as far as I can see,
A working class hero is something to be,
A working class hero is something to be.

There's room at the top they are telling you still,
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill,
If you want to be like the folks on the hill,
A working class hero is something to be.
A working class hero is something to be.

If you want to be a hero well just follow me,
If you want to be a hero well just follow me.
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#341432 - Sat May 19 2007 02:26 PM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
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I always forget how much I like this song until those rare occasions when a weekend disc jockey plays it (between Justin Timberlake and Pink, of course ). Some "friends", cheeky and possibly observant as they were, used to say it should be my [ahem] theme song .
It's not a mysterious tune and I suspect most are familiar with it. But I like the lyrics very much...


Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?
You been out ridin' fences for so long now.
Oh, you're a hard one,
I know that you got your reasons;
These things that are pleasin' you
Can hurt you somehow.

Don't you draw the queen of diamonds, boy,
She'll beat you if she's able.
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet.

Now it seems to me some fine things
Have been laid upon your table...
But you only want the ones that you can't get.

Desperado, oh, you ain't gettin' no younger.
Your pain and your hunger, theyre drivin' you home -
And freedom, oh freedom well, that's just some people talkin'.
Your prison is walking through this world all alone.

Don't your feet get cold in the winter time?
The sky won't snow and the sun won't shine,
Its hard to tell the night time from the day.
You're losin' all your highs and lows.
Ain't it funny how the feeling goes away?

Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?
Come down from your fences, open the gate.
It may be rainin', but there's a rainbow above you.
You better let somebody love you, before it's too late...

edited for a typo or two


Edited by Gatsby722 (Sat May 19 2007 02:32 PM)
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#341433 - Sat May 19 2007 03:02 PM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
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mmmm...I love The Eagles. Good song


My choice would be this song. I didn't even think I liked Bruce Springsteen, but then I heard this song and everything changed (Nothing Man)...Amazing artist.

I don't remember how I felt
I never thought I'd live
To read about myself
In my hometown paper
How my brave young life
Was forever changed
In a misty cloud of pink vapor

Darlin' give me your kiss
Only understand
I am the nothing man

Around here everybody acts the same
Around here everybody acts like nothing's changed
Friday night club meets at Al's Barbecue
The sky is still the same unbelievable blue

Darlin' give me your kiss
Come and take my hand
I am the nothing man

You can call me Joe
Buy me a drink and shake my hand
You want courage
I'll show you courage you can understand
Pearl and silver
Restin' on my night table
It's just me Lord, pray I'm able

Darlin' with this kiss
Say you understand
I am the nothing man
I am the nothing man


Edited by garyfire (Sat May 19 2007 03:05 PM)
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#341434 - Sat May 19 2007 04:08 PM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
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So many beautiful songs in here!

I can't resist posting my number one favourite - "Protection" by Massive Attack.
Tracey Thorn's voice is amazing on this one and the song was written while her husband was lying in a hospital bed with a life-threatening illness that nearly killed him.

Protection

This girl I know needs some shelter
She don't believe anyone can help her
She's doing so much harm, doing so much damage
But you don't want to get involved
You tell her she can manage
And you can't change the way she feels
But you could put your arms around her

I know you want to live yourself
But could you forgive yourself
If you left her just the way
You found her

I stand in front of you
I'll take the force of the blow
Protection.

You're a boy and i'm a girl
But you know you can lean on me
And I don't have no fear
I'll take on any man here
Who says that's not the way it should be

I stand in front of you
I'll take the force of the blow
Protection.

She's a girl and you're a boy
Sometimes you look so small, look so small
You've got a baby of your own
When your baby's gone, she'll be the one
To catch you when you fall

I stand in front of you
I'll take the force of the blow
Protection.

You're a girl and i'm a boy.

Sometimes you look so small, need some shelter
Just runnin' round and round, helter skelter
And I've leaned on you for years
Now you can lean on me
And that's more than love, that's the way it should be
Now I can't change the way you feel
But I can put my arms around you
That's just part of the deal
That's the way I feel
I'll put my arms around you

I stand in front of you
I'll take the force of the blow
Protection.

You're a boy and i'm a girl.


Edited by denni19 (Sun May 20 2007 03:20 AM)
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#341435 - Sun May 20 2007 05:48 PM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
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This is a call to the colorblind
This is an IOU
I'm stranded behind the horizon line
Tied up in something true


Yes I'm grounded
Got my wings clipped
I'm surrounded by all this pavement
Guess I'll circle
While I'm waiting for my fuse to dry

Someday I'll fly
Someday I'll soar
Someday I'll be so damn much more
Cause I'm bigger than my body gives me credit for

Why is it not the time?
What is there more to learn?
I shed this skin I've been tripping in
Never to quite return

Yes I'm grounded
Got my wings clipped
I'm surrounded by all this pavement
Guess I'll circle
While I'm waiting for my fuse to dry

Someday I'll fly
Someday I'll soar
Someday I'll be so damn much more
Cause I'm bigger than my body gives me credit for
Cause I'm bigger than my body now

Maybe I'll tangle in the power lines
And it might be over in a second's time
But I'll gladly go down in a flame
If a flame's what it takes to remember my name
To remember my name, yeah

Yes I'm grounded
Got my wings clipped
I'm surrounded by all this pavement
Guess I'll circle
While I'm waiting for my fuse to dry
Waiting for my fuse to dry

Someday I'll fly
Someday I'll soar
Someday I'll be so damn much more
Cause I'm bigger than my body
I'm bigger than my body
I'm bigger than my body now
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#341436 - Sun May 20 2007 06:11 PM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
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This is one of the few songs that gives me a lump in my throat whenever I hear it..(what a softie)

The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and stars were the gifts you gave
To the dark and the empty skies, my love,
To the dark and the empty skies.

The first time ever I kissed your mouth
And felt your heart beat close to mine
Like the trembling heart of a captive bird
That was there at my command, my love
That was there at my command.

And the first time ever I lay with you
I felt your heart so close to mine
And I knew our joy would fill the earth
And last till the end of time my love
It would last till the end of time my love

The first time ever I saw your face, your face,
your face, your face


This is such a beautiful song!
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#341437 - Tue May 22 2007 05:07 PM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
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You always won, everytime you placed a bet
Youre still damn good, no ones gotten to you yet
Everytime they were sure they had you caught
You were quicker than they thought
Youd just turn your back and walk
You always said, the cards would never do you wrong
The trick you said was never piay the game too long
A gamblers share, the only risk that you would take
The only loss you could forsake
The only bluff you couldnt fake

And youre still the same
I caught up with you yesterday
Moving game to game
No one standing in your way
Turning on the charm
Long enough to get you by
Youre still the same
You still aim high

There you stood, everybody watched you play
I just turned and walked away
I had nothing left to say

cause youre still the same
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#341438 - Wed May 23 2007 02:21 AM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
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This one is by Tori Amos. It ALWAYS manages to get my emotions rolling. Brings back childhood feelings and fears of lost time and opportunities. Very stirring.....


Snow can wait I forgot my mittens
Wipe my nose
Get my new boots on
I get a little warm in my heart
When I think of winter
I put my hand in my father's glove
I run off where the drifts get deeper
Sleeping beauty trips me with a frown
I hear a voice "Your must learn to stand up for yourself,
Cause I can't always be around"
He says

When you gonna make up your mind
When you gonna love you as much as I do
When you gonna make up your mind
Cause things are gonna change so fast
All the white horses are still in bed
I tell you that I'll always want you near
You say that things change,
my dear

Boys get discovered as winter melts
Flowers competing for the sun
Years go by and I'm here still waiting
Withering where some snowman was
Mirror mirror where's the crystal palace
But I only can see myself
Skating around the truth who I am
But I know dad,
the ice is getting thin

When you gonna make up your mind
When you gonna love you as much as I do
When you gonna make up your mind
Cause things are gonna change so fast
All the white horses are still in bed
I tell you that I'll always want you near
You say that things change,
my dear

Hair is grey
And the fires are burning
So many dreams
On the shelf
You say I wanted you to be proud of me
I always wanted that myself

He says
When you gonna make up your mind
When you gonna love you as much as I do
When you gonna make up your mind
Cause things are gonna change so fast
All the white horses have gone ahead
I tell you that I'll always want you near
You say that things change
My dear


Edited by HayPo (Wed May 23 2007 02:23 AM)
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#341439 - Wed May 23 2007 02:09 PM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
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I would just like to thanks and also curse the people who put the lyrics to "One" by U2. That's my favourite song and the lyrics means everything to me. But this is my second choice.

Throw out all my thoughts
That's what I want to do
There's things I want to say to you
I look up to the sky
And close my eyes
And think of you

I've met no-one like you before
I think I love you
And there's nothing I could want more
I think I love you

I feel happier today
I feel OK
Breathe in and sigh
I look at where you stand
We leave this land
You make me fly
There's things that we both know
Can't let each other go

I've met no-one like you before
I think I love you
And there's nothing I could want more
I think I love you

And to save you for better things
You could watch me die and live this world without me on this stolen hill
I would multiply into a thousand thoughts
And through your heart I'd come back to you and tell you to move on...

Move on...

I've met no-one like you before
I think I love you
And there's nothing I could want more
You know I love you.

Incidentally, that song by Tori is amazing. It makes me cry sometimes, if I'm having a very weak day. So does "Spark"...

Just one more...

I know it's late now, I know I ought to go
Drive in your car now, but please don't drop me home
My head's so heavy, could this be all my dream
Promise me maybes and say things you don't mean

Let rain fall from concrete coloured skies
No, boy, don't speak, now you just drive, drive, drive, speed me through make me feel alive, when I ride with you...

Keep my heart turning on it's axils around you
Keep our love burning just like we used to do
Now, just for us, they could play our favourite tune
And let's not discuss all these things we can't undo

Let rain fall from concrete coloured skies
No, boy, don't speak, now you just drive, drive, drive, speed me through make me feel alive, when I ride with you...

Let rain fall from concrete coloured skies
No, boy, don't speak, now you just drive


Edited by Flynn (Wed May 23 2007 04:06 PM)
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#341440 - Wed May 23 2007 03:46 PM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
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I love that song, and associate it mostly with one of my all time favorite programs: Providence.
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#341441 - Thu May 24 2007 01:20 PM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
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I LOVE this tune . It used to be on my blog, P.S. (meaning "Pre-Snit" ). But I missed it so thought I'd add it to these other fine songs over here.
...And, I have to say, the lyrics here lose something without the completely right music that goes with them ~ but the words are still pretty good on their own, I think.

Love of mine some day you will die
But I'll be close behind
I'll follow you into the dark

No blinding light or tunnels to gates of white
Just our hands clasped so tight
Waiting for the hint of a spark
If Heaven and Hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the NOs on their vacancy signs

If there's no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark

In Catholic school as vicious as Roman rule
I got my knuckles bruised by a lady in black
And I held my tongue as she told me
"Son fear is the heart of love"
So I never went back

If Heaven and Hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the NOs on their vacancy signs

If there's no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark

You and me have seen everything to see
From Bangkok to Calgary
And the soles of your shoes are all worn down
The time for sleep is now
It's nothing to cry about
Cause we'll hold each other soon
The blackest of rooms

If Heaven and Hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the NOs on their vacancy signs

If there's no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark
Then I'll follow you into the dark...
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#341442 - Thu May 24 2007 11:01 PM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
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What a beautiful song Gats.

This one is by an Australian singer called Missy Higgins. I believe it is about a strong friendship or relationship with a person who is suffering from depression. As with so many other songs, you really have to hear it with the music (piano) to fully appreciate it however the lyrics still get the point across....



Just lay it all down
Put your face into my neck
and let it fall out.
I know, I know, I know
I knew before you got home.

This world you're in now
It doesn't have to be alone.
I'll get there somehow.
'Cause I know, I know, I know
when even springtime feels cold.

But I will learn to breathe
this ugliness you see
so we can both be there
and we can both share the dark.
And in our honesty,
together we will rise
out of our nightminds
and into the light
at the end of the fight.

You were blessed by,
a different kind of inner view,
it's so magnified.
The highs will make you fly
but the lows make you want to die.
I was once there,
hanging from that very ledge
where you are standing.
So I know, I know, I know
it's easier to let go.

But I will learn to breathe
this ugliness you see
so we can both be there
and we can both share the dark.
And in our honesty,
together we will rise
out of our nightminds
and into the light
at the end of the fight.

And in our honesty
together we will rise
out of our nightminds
and into the light
at the end of the fight....
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#341443 - Fri May 25 2007 06:59 AM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
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Never heard of Missy Higgins... must try to find her stuff . I'd never heard this song until a few hours ago. I liked it, music and lyrics went together really well. Kinda sad , though - but it works (in my opinion)....

She loves her mama's lemonade,
Hates the sounds that goodbyes make.
She prays one day she'll find someone to need her.
She swears that there's no difference,
Between the lies and compliments.
It's all the same if everybody leaves her.

And every magazine tells her she's not good enough,
The pictures that she sees make her cry.

And she would change everything, everything - just ask her.
Caught in the in-between of beautiful disaster,
And she needs someone to take her home.

She's giving boys what they want, tries to act so nonchalant,
Afraid they'll see that she's lost her direction.
She never stays the same for long,
Assuming that she'll get it wrong.
Perfect only in her imperfection....

She's not a drama queen,
She doesn't want to feel this way, only seventeen but tired.

She would change everything for "happy ever after".
Caught in the in-between of beautiful disaster,
But she just needs someone to take her home.

Cuz she's just the way she is, but no ones told her that's OK.

And she would change everything, everything - just ask her.
Caught in the in-between of beautiful disaster,

And she would change everything for "happy ever after".
Caught in the in-between of beautiful disaster.

But she just needs someone to take her home,
She just needs someone to take her home...
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#341444 - Fri May 25 2007 07:50 AM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
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Sorry - today, I just couldn't resist:

Melinda was mine
'Til the time
That I found her
Holding Jim
Loving him

Then you came along
Loved me strong
That's what I thought
Me and you
That died too

Don't know that I will
But until I can find me
A girl who'll stay
And won't play games behind me
I'll be what I am
A solitary man
Solitary man
Solitary man

I've had it to here
Bein' where
Love's a small world
Part-time thing
Paper ring

I know it's been done
Havin' one
Girl who loves you
Right or wrong
Weak or strong

Don't know that I will
But until I can find me
The girl who'll stay
And won't play games behind me
I'll be what I am
A solitary man
Solitary man
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#341445 - Fri May 25 2007 08:04 AM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
ktstew Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 18 2005
Posts: 8717
Loc: Arkansas USA
I've been a ND fan since the age of ten, Stu. Don't apologise -it's good stuff


This is a hard, bluesy old tune by the McGarrigle sisters which I've loved since it was recorded in the 1970s. You should hear the tune -it's wonderful.

My daddy came to see me
He came dressed in black
He said Katie dear
You know I want you back...
Oh no, oh no, oh no
You know I want you back again
You know I can't stand to live alone

I got up from my bed
Jumped back from the cold
Said "You're looking good"
And I said "I'm feelin' old"
Oh no, oh no, oh no
I'll give you silver, give you gold
I'll give you anything your little hand can hold

He came back on the Friday
He came dressed in brown
He said "Tell me now,
Well do I swim or do I drown?"
Oh no, oh no, oh no
You know I had to say yes
Because I couldn't let that poor boy down...
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#341446 - Sat May 26 2007 04:15 AM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
Gatsby722 Offline
Pure Diamond

Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Sigh* - a "guilty pleasures" moment to share today ...

In a church by the face
He talks about the people going under.
Only child know.
A man decides after seventy years
That what he goes there for
Is to unlock the door,
While those around him criticize and sleep.
And through a fractal on that breaking wall
I see you, my friend, and touch your face again.
Miracles will happen as we trip.
But we're never gonna survive unless
We get a little crazy;
No, we're never gonna survive unless
We are a little
Cray cray crazy...
Crazy are the people walking through my head!
One of them's got a gun to shoot the other one.
And yet together they were friends at school...
Get it, get it, get it, yeah!
If all were there when we first took the pill?
Then maybe, then maybe, then maybe, then maybe
Miracles will happen as we speak.
But we're never gonna survive unless
We get a little crazy.
No we're never gonna survive unless
We are a little
Crazy!
No, no - we'll never survive unless we get a little bit...
A man decides to go along after seventy years
Oh darlin'!
In a sky full of people, only some want to fly.
Isn't that crazy?
In a world full of people, only some want to fly!
Isn't that crazy
Crazy?
In a heaven of people there's only some want to fly.
Ain't that crazy?
Oh, babe. Oh, darlin'!
In a world full of people there's only some want to fly
Isn't that crazy?
Isn't that crazy? Isn't that crazy? Isn't that crazy?
Ohh...
But we're never gonna survive unless we get a little crazy crazy.
No we're never gonna to survive unless we are a little crazy.
But we're never gonna survive unless we get a little crazy, crazy.
No, we're never gonna to survive unless we are a little crazy.
No no never survive unless we get a little bit...
And then you see things
The size of which you've never known before.
They'll break it
Someday.
Only child know
Them things
The size
Of which you've never known before.
Someday...
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#341447 - Sat May 26 2007 05:12 AM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
shavsy Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 08 2007
Posts: 14701
Loc: Oldbury West Midlands UK
This is how I feel today..(sighs) My mind's never where it should be.. always something to fret over!

(Yeah, yeah, oh-yeah, what condition my condition was in)

I woke up this mornin' with the sundown shinin' in
I found my mind in a brown paper bag within
I tripped on a cloud and fell-a eight miles high
I tore my mind on a jagged sky
I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

(Yeah, yeah, oh-yeah, what condition my condition was in)

I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in
I watched myself crawlin' out as I was a-crawlin' in
I got up so tight I couldn't unwind
I saw so much I broke my mind
I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

(Yeah, yeah, oh-yeah, what condition my condition was in)

Someone painted "April Fool" in big black letters on a "Dead End" sign
I had my foot on the gas as I left the road and blew out my mind
Eight miles outta Memphis and I got no spare
Eight miles straight up downtown somewhere
I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

I said I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in
Yeah yeah oh-yeah
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#341448 - Mon May 28 2007 04:15 AM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
Gatsby722 Offline
Pure Diamond

Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Another assembly of lyrics that find a different region in me every time I read them. Today, it seems, they landed in the right "country" in that peculiar continent called My Head....

Breaking the signal
So it's totally unreadable,
Drinking the dregs,
Eating the utterly inedible.
We do what we do
All for you!
All dressed up,
Black hat and white cane ~
Slowly there circling the drain
Ready for the future.
Ready for the world about to come...

Shooting the sequel before the treatment's even finished,
Sanding numbers off the monojects
As our slight returns diminish.
We are what we are
Get in the goddamn car!
Smiling faces flawlessly rehearsed,
We are sleek and beautiful.
We are cursed.
Ready for the future,
Ready for the world about to come...
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#341449 - Mon May 28 2007 05:23 AM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
Flynn_17 Offline
Prolific

Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Posts: 1138
Loc: Hull Yorkshire England UK     
I don't really think that I have to give this one much of an introduction, other than telling you that it's by Poe.

Come here - Pretty please
Can you tell me where I am?
Why won't you say something?
I need to get my bearings
I'm lost
And the shadows keep on changing

And I'm haunted
By the lives that I have loved
And actions I have hated
I'm haunted
By the lives that wove the web
Inside my haunted head

Don't cry, there's always a way
Here in November in this house of leaves we'll pray
Please, I know it's hard to believe
To see a perfect forest
Through so many splintered trees
You and me
And these shadows keep on changing

And I'm haunted
By the lives that I have loved
And actions I have hated
I'm haunted
By the promises I've made
And others I have broken
I'm haunted
By the lives that wove the web
Inside my haunted head

Always, always, always...

I'll always, love you
I'll always, need you
I'll always, want you

And I will always miss you

Come here - No I won't say please
One more look at the ghost
Before I'm gonna make it leave
Come here, I've got the pieces here
Time to gather up the splinters
Build a casket for my tears

I'm haunted
(By the lives that I have loved)
I'm haunted
(By the promises I've made)
I'm haunted
By the hallways in this tiny room
The echos there of me and you
The voices that are carrying this tune
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#341450 - Tue May 29 2007 01:31 PM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
airsupplyfan Offline
Forum Adept

Registered: Mon Feb 27 2006
Posts: 122
Loc: Location: Orem Utah USA
Old And Wise

by Alan Parsons Project

As far as my eyes can see
There are shadows approaching me
And to those I left behind
I wanted you to know
You've always shared my deepest thoughts
You follow where I go
And oh when I'm old and wise
Bitter words mean little to me
Autumn winds would blow right through me
And someday in the mist of time
When they asked me if I knew you
I'd smile and say you were a friend of mine
And the sadness would be lifted from my eyes
Oh when I'm old and wise

As far as my eyes can see
There are shadows surrounding me
And to those I leave behind
I want all all you to know
You've always shared my darkest hours
I'll miss you when I go
And oh when I'm old and wise
Heavy words that tossed and blew me
Like Atumn winds that blow right through me
And someday in the mist of time
When they ask you if you knew me
Remember that you were a friend of mine
As the final curtain falls before my eyes
Oh when I'm old and wise
As far as my eyes can see
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#341451 - Tue May 29 2007 01:40 PM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
ktstew Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Tue Jan 18 2005
Posts: 8717
Loc: Arkansas USA
This is a familiar old song from an amazing man - Neil Young.


I wanna live
with a cinnamon girl
I could be happy
the rest of my life
With a cinnamon girl.

A dreamer of pictures
I run in the night
You see us together,
chasing the moonlight,
My cinnamon girl.

Ten silver saxes,
a bass with a bow
The drummer relaxes
and waits between shows
For his cinnamon girl.

A dreamer of pictures
I run in the night
You see us together,
chasing the moonlight,
My cinnamon girl.
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#341452 - Thu May 31 2007 08:28 AM Re: Song Lyrics du Jour
stuthehistoryguy Offline
Prolific

Registered: Fri Aug 20 2004
Posts: 1302
Loc: Omaha Nebraska USA      
Baby we can talk all night
But that ain't getting us nowhere
I told you everything I possibly can
There's nothing left inside of here

And maybe you can cry all night
But that'll never change the way I feel
The snow is really piling up outside
I wish you wouldn't make me leave here

I poured it on and I poured it out
I tried to show you just how much I care
I'm tired of words and I'm too hoarse to shout
But you've been cold to me so long
I'm crying icicles instead of tears

And all I can do is keep on telling you
I want you
I need you
But there ain't no way
I'm ever gonna love you
Now don't be sad
'Cause two out of three ain't bad
Now don't be sad
'Cause two out of three ain't bad

You'll never find your gold on a sandy beach
You'll never drill for oil on a city street
I know you're looking for a ruby
In a mountain of rocks
But there ain't no Coupe de Ville hiding
At the bottom of a Cracker Jack box

I can't lie
I can't tell you that I'm something I'm not
No matter how I try
I'll never be able to give you something
Something that I just haven't got

There's only one girl that I will ever love
And that was so many years ago
And though I know I'll never get her out of my heart
She never loved me back, ooh I know
I remember how she left me on a stormy night
She kissed me and got out of our bed
And though I pleaded and I begged her
Not to walk out that door
She packed her bags and turned right away

And she kept on telling me
She kept on telling me
She kep on telling me
I want you
I need you
But there ain't no way
I'm ever gonna love you
Now don't be sad
'Cause two out of three ain't bad
Don't be sad
'Cause two out of three ain't bad

Baby we can talk all night
But that ain't getting us nowhere

Ich bin ein cornball
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Stu
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