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#75352 - Tue Apr 23 2002 04:12 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
allynellie Offline
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i love some of the lines from 'king''s songs (remember paul king was lead singer and used to wear a lot of tartan suits and then went on to present on MTV..?)

'even in ballet shoes your mean' - from the song 2MB (what does 2MB mean anyway..?)

'cover me in cheesecake mix' - from the song 'Torture'

their lyrics make me giggle and i find them quite uplifting. [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

[ 04-23-2002, 05:13 PM: Message edited by: allynellie ]
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#75353 - Sat Apr 27 2002 09:19 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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"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 your older,
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death."
- Pink Floyd

I LOVE these lyrics. While many find them depressing, I think it's a great reminder to live every day to the fullest.
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#75354 - Wed May 08 2002 11:20 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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Numbers of descendants. Segregated by design. Caught up in a purpose that disgraces their standards. These actions won't help us end our fight. Progress can't be made by weeding out the majority. Eliminate the source but do not destroy the fighters. The color of the oppressor is only the shortcoming of the disaster. End the sinister accusations. Acknowledge the foresight in which we hold. To end oppression - doing it in an uneducated way is not going to end it. It's going to enforce ones reputation in a disgraceful manner. To segregate us by color would be antithetical to what we are trying to accomplish.

Walls of Jericho

A quick lyric I also like;

And man must truly be God, for he has tried so hard to create me in his image; a formless shadow deprived of life.

Shai Hulud
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#75355 - Thu May 09 2002 03:38 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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"Just one year of Love, Is better than a lifetime alone" Queen the love theme from the movie Highlander.

"He stopped loving her today,
They placed a wreath upon his door,
Soon they will carry him away
He stopped loving her today"

George Jones, He stopped loving her today
one of the saddest country songs ever.
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#75356 - Mon Sep 09 2002 11:36 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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" Despite all my rage I'm still just a rat in a cage " -- The Smashing Pumpkins
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#75357 - Tue Sep 10 2002 04:17 AM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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Dunno why, but one line that always sticks in my mind, and I personally think is devilishly clever is from 'Good Vibrations' - 'I don't know where, but she sends me there'.
My guess is that Brian Wilson put it there as a throwaway, 'filler' line but damn, it's clever!
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#75358 - Sat Sep 14 2002 04:56 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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Any Part of a Paul Simon song and also Wind Beneath My wings-it makes me cry.But my favourite lines come frm a very folksey song called I know Where I'm Going.
'Some say he's black,
But I say he's bonny,
The fairest of them all,
Is my handsome winsome Johnny'
For very personal,romantic reasons.

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#75359 - Sun Sep 15 2002 08:56 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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I have two.

1. "It's only in your head you feel left out" - Jimmy Eat World's 'The Midde'

2. "You wanted a hero tonight: Well I'm not made of steel: (made of steel): But your secret's safe with me." - Our Lady Peace's 'Made Of Steel.'

The Middle seems to have been written for me, especially that line, and Our Lady Peace reminds me of this boy I really loved....

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#75360 - Mon Sep 16 2002 02:26 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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I have many favorites, including "Secret O' Life" by James Taylor (already mentionned in this thread by AllAmericanJoe) and "Annie's Song" by John Denver (already mentionned here by LindaC007)

Others among my favorites are "Gravel On The Ground" by Mac Davis; "Be Your Own Hero" and "The Secret" from Fame -- the t.v series; "The Higher You Climb" by Dan Fogelberg; "Brave And Strong" by Roger Whitaker; "Rainbow Connection" by Kermit in the Muppet Movie; "If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out" by Cat Stevens; and "Play The Game" (not certain who it's done by).

There are a ton of others that come to mind --- far too many to mention here ... I will return with the words to some of the above soon.

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#75361 - Mon Sep 16 2002 07:17 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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I have many beloved song lyrics, but I guess the one that is most significant to me is the one seen in my signature below. It is from 'Heartland' by The The (Matt Johnson IS the band). Here are a few other lovely lines from the same song.

'Beneath the old iron bridges, across the Victorian parks...
And all the frightened people running home before dark...
Past the Saturday morning cinema...
That lies crumbling to the ground...
And the p*ss stinking shopping centre in the new side of town....
I've come to smell the seasons change and watch the city...
As the sun goes down again.

Here comes another winter of long shadows and high hopes.
Here comes another winter of waiting for Utopia...
And waiting for Hell to freeze over.'

The song could be construed as a little anti-American (a sentiment I do NOT share, as I expressed in a similar thread), as it is about his lamenting of the alleged 'Americanization' of Britain. I just find Johnson's writing beautifully evocative, yet spare.

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#75362 - Mon Sep 16 2002 10:24 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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Just returning with some of the words to the songs mentionned in my earlier post (just before magpie8 entry here -- go back two entries to find it).

Gravel On The Ground (Mac Davis)

If our lives could lie before us, Like a straight and narrow highway,
So that we could see before us, Long before we took the ride,
We would never look to heaven, Make a wish or move a mountain,
'Cause we'd always know the answer, To what's on the other side.


chorus:
But life ain't no easy freeway, Just some gravel on the ground,
And you py for every mile you go, And you spread some dust around,
But we all have destinations, And the dust will settle down,
This life ain't no easy freeway, Just some gravel on the ground.



So let's walk the road together, Who knows what we'll find tomorrow,
Maybe good times, maybe sorrow, Both are waitin' round the bend,
Given time two hearts discover, What they're feelin' for each other,
At the most we'll end up lovers, At the least we'll make us friends.

chorus: twice


The Secret (Fame --- t.v. series)

The secret of life is in the living,
Not just standing ther and watching life go by,
And the secret of love is in the giving,
You've got to open up by reaching deep inside,
You know it's worth a try.


chorus:
The secret of life -- celebrate life in every way you can,.
Just jump right in and live it, every single minute,
The secret of love --celebrate love each moment of everyday,
There's one thing to be sure of, you'll end up having more of
When you've given love away.


The secret of joy is in the knowing everything will somehow turn out right,
The secret turns out to be as simple as living one day at a time,
Love will make it right.

chorus: twice


Be Your Own Hero (Fame -- the t.v. series)

You gotta be your own hero, you gotta have something worth fightin' for,
Go out and find, you got to find your own dream now, oh now...


Brave And Strong (Roger Whitaker)

In every life there's a moment when you fell you have to cry,
And you give up and your spirit fails, you feel you're ready, you feel that you're ready to die,
I know how you feel, I know how you feel, So did I.

chorus:
Here is a song for the brave and strong, a song that will lift your heart,
Here's what you do when your life goes wrong, fight for a brand new start,
Deep in the dark of an endless night, when you're low, rise and go,
Walk into the light.



The Higher You Climb (Dan Fogelberg)

The higher you climb, the more that you see,
The more that you see, the less that you know,
The less that you know, the more that you yearn,
The more that you yearn, the higher you climb.

The farther you reach, the more that you touch,
The more that you touch, the fuller you feel,
The fuller you feel, the less that you need,
The less that you need, the farther you reach.


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#75363 - Tue Sep 17 2002 10:57 AM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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The song 'Whatever' from Our Lady Peace. It Best describes most people when they are upset and just don't care about anybody but themselves and let there anger out without caring!

'There's no holding me back,
I'm not driven by fear, I'm just driven by anger.
And you're under attack,
I'm just climbing up slowly, I'm the one and only, I... '

'The tease, the ways you lie,
Stumble in your mind.
The fear, the hope inside,
They hit here.'

'But whatever you need, ever you got, ever you want,
l'll take it back again.
Whatever you need, ever you got, ever you want,
l'll take it back again.'

'There's no holding me back,
I'm not driven by fear, I'm just driven by anger.
And you're under attack,
I'm just climbing up slowly, I'm the one and only, I...'

'The tease, the ways you lie,
Stumble in your mind.
The fear, the hope inside,
They hit here.'

'But whatever you need, ever you got, ever you want,
l'll take it back again.
Whatever you need, ever you got, ever you want,
l'll take it back again.
But whatever you need, ever you got...'

'But whatever you need, ever you got, ever you want,
I'll take it back again.
Whatever you need, ever you got, ever you want,
I'll take it back again.
But whatever you need, ever you got, ever you want,
I'll take it back again.
But whatever you need, ever you got...'

Whatever you...
Whatever you want.
Whatever you...
Whatever you want.'


Edited by snowomen (Tue Sep 17 2002 11:00 AM)
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#75364 - Thu Oct 10 2002 12:54 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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(edited by Copago ... this is a family site, consider this when making your posts. And please stop using caps!!)




Edited by copago (Fri Oct 11 2002 03:37 AM)

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#75365 - Thu Oct 10 2002 06:12 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
lefois Offline
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OOPS! They make 'em kinda different there in PA!
You've rather spoiled the thread.

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#75366 - Sun Oct 13 2002 11:11 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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I've got a few, seeing as that I think of music as a part of my soul.

"It's funny how life turns out, the odds of faith in the face of doubt." - 'Camera One - Josh Joplin Group

"I am the one and only, nobody I'd rather be." - 'The One and Only' - Chesney Hawkes

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." - 'Closing Time' - Semisonic

"Life is what happens while you're making other plans." - 'Beautiful Boy' - John Lennon

There are more that will come to me.

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#75367 - Fri Nov 08 2002 02:05 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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Redgums Vietnam song 'Only Nineteen' has a line that I think is incredible. It expresses an era in a few words... very stiring in the context of song and mood.

"Franky kicked a mine the day that mankind kicked the moon..

God help me. I was only 19"

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#75368 - Sat Nov 16 2002 09:11 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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This is a seriously hard question. I've recently discovered I have more cds than brain cells.

Wilco's "Radio Cure"

"Distance has no way of making love understandable."

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#75369 - Tue Nov 19 2002 09:17 AM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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Here are a few more of mine:

"I'm a very, very complex person. I try to improve, just see how I worsen." Complex Person by the Pretenders.

"Half a million soldiers fly across the water
One in ten are never comin' back again
Fifty thousand sons who never grew to fathers
Don't you ever wonder who they might have been "

"Conspiracy Theory" by Steve Earle.

And one more:

"I put my summer's back in a letter
And I hide it from the world
All the regrets you can't forget
Are somehow pressed upon a picture
In the face of such an ordinary girl
And when you sleep
You find your mother in the night
But she fades just out of sight
So there isn't any sweetness in the dreaming
And when you wake the morning showers you with light
And it makes you feel alright
But it's just the same hard candy
You're remembering again "

"Hard Candy" by Counting Crows.
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#75370 - Tue Dec 03 2002 05:37 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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Just had a thought! ( First in a long time) Wouldn't it be wonderful if we had the technology to sing all these great songs together. What a celeidh that would be!

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#75371 - Tue Dec 03 2002 06:09 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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In reply to:

What a celeidh that would be




I'm venturing OT for a moment, so sorry. What is a celeidh? I recall someone telling me it mean party, but I'm not sure. How is it pronounced?
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#75372 - Tue Dec 17 2002 05:15 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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Great, I can't chose a song! Can I post ones in a different language? Oh well, here's my english one:

"I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end
It doesn't even matter
I had to fall
To lose it all
But in the end
It doesn't even matter"
~"In The End" by Linkin Park.

I'm not much of a Linkin Park fan, but I love this song.

I'll put up a few Japanese Translation lines.

"I miss you, but I can't see you
But it's sad to think that's the end
After all, we finally met
The tenderness I recieved from you
Is still right here in my heart
I'll give it to someone
That precious thing which goodbye brought"
~"Sayonara dake ga Shitteta" by Asada Youko

"It would be better if I'd never noticed, but
I can't get you off my mind
You used to cry all the time
Now you're standing in the light
All I want to know is
Who is the focus of your heart?"
~"Focus" Yamamoto Taisuke (I've been listening to this song WAY to much )

Gah! I have WAY too many favorites. If anyone wants to, I can put up the translation lyrics for Oreta Tsubasa de~With Broken Wings~ by Suzumura Ken'ichi and In The Blue by Hiroshi Kamiya.

*Translations courtesty of Meg-chan*
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#75373 - Wed Dec 18 2002 07:16 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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Can't say it's my alltime favorite, but it has to be one of the cleverest.

I wish you luck with a capital F. ~ Elvis Costello
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#75374 - Thu Dec 19 2002 02:28 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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This is one of my favorite old songs:

Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah
Here I am at Camp Granada
Camp is very entertaining
And they say we'll have some fun if it stops raining

I went hiking with Joe Spivy
He developed Poison Ivy
You remember Leonard Skinner
He got ptomaine poisoning last night after dinner

All the counsellors hate the waiters
And the lake has alligators
And the head coach wants no sissies
So he reads to us from something called Ulysses

Now I don't want this should scare ya
But my bunkmate has malaria
You remember Jeffrey Hardy
They're about to organize a searching party.

Take me home, oh muddah fadduh, take me home, I hate Grenada
Don't leave me out in the forest where I might get eaten by a bear.
Take me home, I promise I will not make noise
or mess the house with other boys,
oh please don't make me stay,
I've been here one whole day.

Dearest fadduh, darling muddah,
How's my precious little bruddah?
Let me come home if ya miss me
I will even let Aunt Bertha hug and kiss me.

Wait a minute, it stopped hailing,
Guys are swimming, guys are sailing,
Playing baseball, gee that's better,
Muddah Fadduh kindly disregard this letter.


--Allan Sherman 1963
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#75375 - Fri Dec 20 2002 08:23 AM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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Gosh! Thanks trishy81. I have been looking for the words to this song for donkey's years. I love it.

Regards,


Tielhard
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#75376 - Fri Dec 20 2002 11:18 AM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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Glad to help you out Tielhard!!!
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