Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 41 to 60 of 82

Thread: Lyrics That Matter

  1. #41
    SuperD Boogie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Indy, IN
    Posts
    1,097
    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    This song leveled me after my divorce. It was a song I had heard 100 time prior - but heard it again, for the first time, when it applied to me.

    Thanks very much for this one, Mr. Henley.
    That song has deep meaning for everyone, I think. One of my all-time favorites. Thanks for reminding me.

  2. #42
    Name Manglin' Putz alantig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    2,084
    So many that can be listed here...

    Jill Sobule's "Vrbana Bridge", which was inspired by a series of news photos from Serbia. It was two young lovers who were trying to escape across the bridge, but were shot down. The young man died instantly, but the young woman crawled back to him and died hugging him.

    Warren Zevon - good lord, there are so many, especially from the last couple albums. "My Sh*t's F*cked Up", "Don't Let Us Get Sick", "Please Stay", and especially "Keep Me In Your Heart For A While".

    And Meat Loaf's "For Crying Out Loud". Gives me chills every time I hear it.
    Alan

    "I watched approximately 45 seconds of 'Rock Of Ages'. It was like getting punched in the soul." - Abby Krizner

  3. #43
    Angry Southern Gentleman Hopeful Sinner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,381
    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    Dylan (Subterranean Homesick Blues, 1965):

    "Maggie comes fleet foot
    Face full of black soot
    Talkin' that the heat put
    Plants in the bed but
    The phone's tapped anyway
    Maggie says that many say
    They must bust in early May
    Orders from the DA
    Look out kid
    Don't matter what you did
    Walk on your tip toes
    Don't try, 'No Doz'
    Better stay away from those
    That carry around a fire hose
    Keep a clean nose
    Watch the plain clothes
    You don't need a weather man
    To know which way the wind blows."
    Here's that song with the piece of Subterranean Homesick Blues in the break down...

    Terrell - Shoutin' Ground

    Enjoy!
    -Jon

    "I'm a sinner and I hope I never change"

  4. #44
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    This song leveled me after my divorce. It was a song I had heard 100 time prior - but heard it again, for the first time, when it applied to me.
    It's amazing how music can hit you during something as traumatic as a divorce. This song helped me survive mine:

    We've been avoiding this for so long,
    Luxury is temporary than it's gone.
    I thought that we would happen,
    I guess I'm wrong.
    We'll say hi on the street,
    Then we'll move along.
    I know this will be awkward,
    But not for long.
    Cause soon you'll have a new boy,
    To sing you songs.

    (Chorus)
    I will not forgive you,
    Nor will I accept the blame.
    I will see you on Good Friday,
    On Good Friday...
    I'm sorry I couldn't do this yesterday,
    And tomorrow I am busy and what
    It is I can't say.
    And Saturday's no good is no good,
    We got a show.
    So it has to be Good Friday,
    Then it's so long...

    I will not forgive you,
    Nor will I accept the blame.
    I will see you on Good Friday,
    On Good Friday...

    You, You come and go when you please,
    I know unfulfilled needs
    I know you do too
    Oh But I, you know I never see
    Things through,
    I didn't paid attention to you
    But honey I tried...

    I will not forgive you,
    Nor will I accept the blame.
    I will see you on Good Friday,
    On Good Friday
    On Good Friday
    On Good Friday...

  5. #45
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by Mikegarveyblues View Post
    A lovestruck romeo sings the street a serenade
    Laying everybody low with me a lovesong that he made
    Onew of my all-time favorites, but it moves me so much that I have a hard time listening to it. Powerful stuff!

  6. #46
    I used to sing to her
    it used to make her smile
    and she knew all the words
    for a while
    One Life

  7. #47
    Junior Member Goldfixer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    44
    A lot of incredible lyrics have been posted in this thread... yet no one has posted the deep insight of John Mayer

    "Say what you mean to say
    Say what you mean to say
    Say what you mean to say
    Say what you mean to say"
    repeat until nausea sets in...then repeat again and again

  8. #48
    Pull My Goldtop... Goldtop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Texxas, USA
    Posts
    2,790
    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    This song leveled me after my divorce. It was a song I had heard 100 time prior - but heard it again, for the first time, when it applied to me.

    Thanks very much for this one, Mr. Henley.
    This is a big one for me too Hans. For slightly different reasons maybe, but still. One of my favorite albums ever.

    Years ago back when I was married, my wife and I took a day trip in a new/used car she had, sort of a 'let's go somewhere and test it out' kind of thing. The cassette I grabbed on the way out the door was one I had burned of this album. That whole day I was thinking to myself that things had changed to the point where we were never going back, and I just couldn't bring myself to say it. I now know that she didn't feel the same way I did then, but eventually she would.

    Thanks for posting this. Lloyd
    'And the answer is... none. None more Gold.'

  9. #49
    Cream Crackered Mikegarveyblues's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Warrington, Nr Liverpool UK
    Posts
    2,160
    Songwriters: LENNON, JOHN / MCCARTNEY, PAUL

    In penny lane there is a barber showing photographs
    Of every head he's had the pleasure to have known.
    And all the people that come and go
    Stop and say hello.

    On the corner is a banker with a motorcar,
    The little children laugh at him behind his back.
    And the banker never wears a mack
    In the pouring rain, very strange.

    Penny lane is in my ears and in my eyes.
    There beneath the blue suburban skies
    I sit, and meanwhile back

    In penny lane there is a fireman with an hourglass
    And in his pocket is a portrait of the queen.
    He likes to keep his fire engine clean,
    It's a clean machine.

    Penny lane is in my ears and in my eyes.
    A four of fish and finger pies
    In summer, meanwhile back

    Behind the shelter in the middle of a roundabout
    The pretty nurse is selling poppies from a tray
    And tho' she feels as if she's in a play
    She is anyway.

    In penny lane the barber shaves another customer,
    We see the banker sitting waiting for a trim.
    And then the fireman rushes in
    From the pouring rain, very strange.

    Penny lane is in my ears and in my eyes.
    There beneath the blue suburban skies
    I sit, and meanwhile back.
    Penny lane is in my ears and in my eyes.
    There beneath the blue suburban skies,
    Penny lane.

    Sort of reminds me of being a teenager and warm sunny days, though I wasn't into the Beatles when I was younger.

    -------------------------------------------

    Another Beatles one with powerful lyrics that I can relate to is Yesterday:

    Songwriters: LENNON, JOHN / MCCARTNEY, PAUL

    Yesterday,
    All my troubles seemed so far away,
    Now it looks as though they're here to stay,
    Oh, I believe in yesterday.

    Suddenly,
    I'm not half the man I used to be,
    There's a shadow hanging over me,
    Oh, yesterday came suddenly.

    Why she
    Had to go I don't know, she wouldn't say.
    I said,
    Something wrong, now I long for yesterday.
    Yesterday,
    Love was such an easy game to play,
    Now I need a place to hide away,
    Oh, I believe in yesterday.

    Why she
    Had to go I don't know, she wouldn't say.
    I said,
    Something wrong, now I long for yesterday.

    Yesterday,
    Love was such an easy game to play,
    Now I need a place to hide away,
    Oh, I believe in yesterday.

    Mm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mm.

    ---------------------------------------------------

    And the Lennon song that has some meaning perhaps...

    I was dreaming of the past
    And my heart was beating fast
    I began to lose control
    I began to lose control
    I didn't mean to hurt you
    Im sorry that I made you cry
    Oh no, I didn't want to hurt you
    Im just a jealous guy

    I was feeling insecure
    You might not love me anymore
    I was shivering inside
    I was shivering inside

    I didn't mean to hurt you
    Im sorry that I made you cry
    Oh no, I didn't want to hurt you
    Im just a jealous guy

    I didn't mean to hurt you
    Im sorry that I made you cry
    Oh no, I didn't want to hurt you
    Im just a jealous guy

    I was trying to catch your eyes
    Thought that you was trying to hide
    I was swallowing my pain
    I was swallowing my pain

    I didn't mean to hurt you
    Im sorry that I made you cry
    Oh no, I didn't want to hurt you
    Im just a jealous guy, watch out
    Im just a jealous guy, look out babe
    Im just a jealous guy
    Modified SE Bernie Marsden, SE Custom 24 2012, Fender Strat
    Laney Lionheart L5T-112, Fender Mustang 1
    Wishing for a Blue Bernie!
    Click here for SE Bernie Marsden demo!
    Lessons, covers, backing tracks, etc...www.youtube.com/mikegarveyblues

  10. #50
    Pull My Goldtop... Goldtop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Texxas, USA
    Posts
    2,790
    This may fall under the the heading of TMI, so please forgive me if it does. Here is another song that really speaks to me, and it has since the first time I heard it. At this point in my life, I'm pretty comfortable with who and what I am, but there was a time when I was painfully uncomfortable with myself. I've always felt like an outsider, and I still do. But the difference now is that I accept it as a simple fact. For whatever reason, it's just the way life is for me.

    Anyway, this isn't a forum about therapy - although it is very theraputic to me in a wonderful way - so I'll leave it at that. This is by Boston, and if I'm not mistaken, it was written by Tom Scholz.

    Lloyd

    If I said what's on my mind
    You'd turn and walk away
    Disappearing way back in your dreams
    It's so hard to be unkind
    So easy just to say
    That everything is just the way it seems

    You look up at me
    And somewhere in your mind you see
    A man I'll never be

    If only I could find a way
    I'd feel like I'm the man you believe I am
    It's getting harder every day for me
    To hide behind this dream you see
    A man I'll never be

    I can't get any stronger
    And I can't climb any higher
    You'll never know just how hard I've tried
    Cry a little longer
    And hold a little tighter
    Emotions can't be satisfied

    You look up at me
    And somewhere in your mind you still see
    A man I'll never be

    If only I could find a way
    I'd feel like I'm the man you believe I am
    And it gets harder every day for me
    To hide behind this dream you see

    I can't get any stronger
    I can't climb any higher
    You'll never know just how hard I've tried
    Cry a little longer
    And hold a little tighter
    Emotions can't be satisfied

    You look up at me
    And somewhere in your mind you still see
    A man I'll never be

    If only I could find a way
    I'd feel like I'm the man you believe I am
    And it gets harder every day for me
    I can't keep hidin' this feeling
    'And the answer is... none. None more Gold.'

  11. #51
    Senior Member 11top's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,501
    STARS by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

    I lit a fire with the love you left behind,
    And it burned wild and crept up the mountainside.
    I followed your ashes into outer space
    I can't look out the window,
    I can't look at this place,

    I can't look at the stars,
    They make me wonder where you are
    Stars,
    Up on heaven's boulevard
    And if I know you at all,
    I know you've gone too far
    So I, I can't look at the stars

    All those times we looked up at the sky,
    Looking out so far,
    We felt like we could fly.
    And now I'm all alone in the dark of night,
    The moon is shining,
    But I can't see the light,
    And I can't look at the

    Stars,
    They make me wonder where you are
    Stars,
    Up on heaven's boulevard
    And if I know you at all,
    I know you've gone too far
    So I, I can't look at the stars

    Stars,
    Stars,
    They make me wonder where you are
    Stars,
    Up on heaven's boulevard
    And if I know you at all,
    I know you've gone too far
    So I can't look at the stars.

    Sh*tter's full

  12. #52
    Pull My Goldtop... Goldtop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Texxas, USA
    Posts
    2,790
    A little different approach... These are lines from various writers and performers.

    Goldtop

    'I'd like to believe we could reconcile the past
    Resurrect those bridges with an ancient glance'

    'Try to find a woman who's never, never, never been born'

    'I am just a red brassiere to all the boys in town
    Put this bus in top gear; get me out of here'

    'Politicians kissing babies for good luck
    TV preachers sell salvation for a buck'

    'I have no reason to be over-optimistic
    But somehow, when you smile, I can brave bad weather'

    'I'm still lookin' for the answer
    God, I guess I haven't learned a thing'

    'If we make it through December
    Everything's gonna be alright I know'

    'Don't change for you
    Don't change a thing for me'
    'And the answer is... none. None more Gold.'

  13. #53
    Where are the dreams that we once had?
    This is the time to bring them back
    What were the promises
    caught on the tips of our tongues?

    Do we forget or forgive?
    There's a whole other life waiting to be lived when...
    One day we're brave enough
    To talk with Conviction of the Heart.

    And down your streets I've walked alone,
    As if my feet were not my own
    Such is the path I chose
    doors I have opened and closed

    I'm tired of living this life,
    Fooling myself
    believing we're right, when...

    I've never given love
    With any Conviction of the Heart

    One with the earth, with the sky
    One with everything in life
    I believe we'll survive
    If we only try...

    How long must we all wait to change
    This world bound in chains that we live in
    To know what it is to forgive,
    And be forgiven?

    too many years of taking now.
    Isn't it time to stop somehow?
    Air that's too angry to breathe
    water our children can't drink

    You've heard it hundreds of times
    You say your aware, believe, and you care, but...
    Do you care enough
    Where's your conviction of the Heart?
    One Life

  14. #54
    Pull My Goldtop... Goldtop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Texxas, USA
    Posts
    2,790
    "Angie" by Jagger/Richards

    Angie, Angie, when will those clouds all disappear?
    Angie, Angie, where will it lead us from here?
    With no loving in our souls and no money in our coats
    You can't say we're satisfied

    But Angie, Angie, you can't say we never tried
    Angie, you're beautiful, but ain't it time we said good-bye?
    Angie, I still love you, remember all those nights we cried?
    All the dreams we held so close seemed to all go up in smoke
    Let me whisper in your ear:
    Angie, Angie, where will it lead us from here?

    Oh, Angie, don't you weep, all your kisses still taste sweet
    I hate that sadness in your eyes
    But Angie, Angie, ain't it time we said good-bye?
    With no loving in our souls and no money in our coats
    You can't say we're satisfied

    But Angie, I still love you, baby
    Ev'rywhere I look I see your eyes
    There ain't a woman that comes close to you
    Come on Baby, dry your eyes
    But Angie, Angie, ain't it good to be alive?
    Angie, Angie, they can't say we never tried
    'And the answer is... none. None more Gold.'

  15. #55
    Senior Member 11top's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,501
    Hans:
    Maybe my favorite Loggin's song, and I also like that Bryan White song.
    Sh*tter's full

  16. #56
    Cream Crackered Mikegarveyblues's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Warrington, Nr Liverpool UK
    Posts
    2,160
    Quote Originally Posted by Goldtop View Post
    "Angie" by Jagger/Richards

    Angie, Angie, when will those clouds all disappear?
    Angie, Angie, where will it lead us from here?
    With no loving in our souls and no money in our coats
    You can't say we're satisfied

    But Angie, Angie, you can't say we never tried
    Angie, you're beautiful, but ain't it time we said good-bye?
    Angie, I still love you, remember all those nights we cried?
    All the dreams we held so close seemed to all go up in smoke
    Let me whisper in your ear:
    Angie, Angie, where will it lead us from here?

    Oh, Angie, don't you weep, all your kisses still taste sweet
    I hate that sadness in your eyes
    But Angie, Angie, ain't it time we said good-bye?
    With no loving in our souls and no money in our coats
    You can't say we're satisfied

    But Angie, I still love you, baby
    Ev'rywhere I look I see your eyes
    There ain't a woman that comes close to you
    Come on Baby, dry your eyes
    But Angie, Angie, ain't it good to be alive?
    Angie, Angie, they can't say we never tried
    Good tune!
    Modified SE Bernie Marsden, SE Custom 24 2012, Fender Strat
    Laney Lionheart L5T-112, Fender Mustang 1
    Wishing for a Blue Bernie!
    Click here for SE Bernie Marsden demo!
    Lessons, covers, backing tracks, etc...www.youtube.com/mikegarveyblues

  17. #57
    Pull My Goldtop... Goldtop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Texxas, USA
    Posts
    2,790
    I almost felt you touching me just now
    I wish I knew which way to turn and go
    I feel so good, and then then I feel so bad
    I wonder what I ought to do

    If I could only fly, if I could only fly
    I'd bid this place goodbye, to come and be with you
    But I can hardly stand, and I got no where to run
    Another sinking sun, and one more lonely night

    The wind keeps blowing somewhere everyday
    They tell me things get better somewhere up the way
    Just dismal thinking on a dismal day
    And sad songs for us to bear

    If I could only fly
    If we could only fly
    If we could only fly
    There'd be no more lonely nights

    You know sometimes I write happy songs
    Then some little thing goes wrong
    I wish they all could make you smile

    I'm coming home soon and I wanna stay
    Maybe we can somehow get away
    I wish you could come with me when I go again
    Last edited by Goldtop; 11-24-2012 at 08:02 PM.
    'And the answer is... none. None more Gold.'

  18. #58
    Member Rosewoodsteel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    House on the Hill
    Posts
    123
    Joni Mitchell, Lennon and McCartney, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Sting- The Masters.
    From the People's Republic of Maryland (One beer away from the West Street Shop)

    GO NATS!

  19. #59
    Senior Member jfb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    O'Fallon, MO
    Posts
    4,830
    The whole album hit me like a brick.

    Ben Howard - Every Kingdom

    Track 8 - Black Flies

    Black flies on the windowsill
    That we are
    That we are
    That we are to know
    Winter stole summer's thrill
    And the river's cracked and cold

    See the sky is no man's land
    A darkened plume to stay
    Hope here needs a humble hand
    Not a fox found in your place

    And no man is an island, oh this I know
    But can't you see, oh?
    Maybe you were the ocean, when I was just a stone

    Black flies on the windowsill
    That we are
    That we are
    That we are to hold
    Comfort came against my will
    And every story must grow old

    Still I'll be a traveler
    A gypsy's reins to face
    But the road is wearier
    With that fool found in your place

    And no man is an island, oh this I know
    But can't you see, oh?
    Maybe you were the ocean, when I was just a stone
    [x2]

    So here we are...

    And I don't wanna beg your pardon
    And I don't wanna ask you why
    But if I was to go my own way
    Would I have to pass you by?
    [x2]

  20. #60
    Pull My Goldtop... Goldtop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Texxas, USA
    Posts
    2,790
    Here we are, again tonight, alone - just us two
    Where the lights are dim and true love is coming through
    There's no one else in this whole world as far as we're concerned
    We built ourselves a fire so let it burn.

    When you look at me like you do right now I go to pieces
    Because I know what's on your mind - it's just me
    You've got that love-me-look in your eyes
    Like you've had so many time and now
    Loving you could never be better than it is right now

    Tomorrow night we'll meet again to once more fan the flame
    'Cause loving you the way I do stays the same
    This love of ours is just as strong as any vow could be
    And love could never be better for you and me

    When you look at me like you do right now I go to pieces
    Because I know what's on your mind it's just me
    You've got that love-me-look in your eyes
    Like you've had so many time and now
    Loving you could never be better than it is right now

    Loving you could never be better than it is right now

    Lloyd
    'And the answer is... none. None more Gold.'

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •