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Offline HTT

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Re: Worst/ Best song lyric lines
« Reply #75 on: Friday 15 March 2019, 06:10:36 PM »
When I was a kid I saw a light
Floating high above the trees one night
Thought it was an alien
Turned out to be just god

Canny song as well.

What else should I be
All apologies
What else could I say
Everyone is gay
What else could I write
I don't have the right
What else should I be
All apologies
In the sun
In the sun I feel as one
In the sun
In the sun
Married
Buried
I wish I was like you
Easily amused
Find my nest of salt
Everything's my fault
I take all the blame
Aqua seafoam shame
Sunburn, freezer burn
Choking on the ashes of her enemy
In the sun
In the sun I feel as one
In the sun
In the sun
Married
Married
Married
Buried yeah yeah yeah
All in all is all we are
All in all is all we are
All in all is all we are
All in all is all we are
All in all is all we are
All in all is all we are
All in all is all we are
All in all is all we are
All in all is all we are
All in all is all we are
All in all is all we are
All in all is all we are
All in all is all we are
All in all is all we are
All in all is all we are
All in all is all we are
All in all is all we are
All in all is all we are
All in all is all we are
All in all is all we are

Probably my fave song, love the first few lines.
Wee Hughie - the greatest centre-forward Newcastle United ever had

Offline HTT

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Re: Worst/ Best song lyric lines
« Reply #76 on: Friday 15 March 2019, 06:21:36 PM »
Nowt genius of course, but I love the lyrics in this song and the way they are sang.

Pearl Jam

I seem to recognize your face
Haunting, familiar, yet I can't seem to place it
Cannot find the candle of thought to light your name
Lifetimes are catching up with me

All these changes taking place
I wish I'd seen the place
But no one's ever taken me

Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away
Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away

I swear I recognize your breath
Memories like fingerprints are slowly raising
Me you wouldn't recall for I'm not my former
It's hard when you're stuck upon the shelf

I changed by not changing at all
Small town predicts my fate
Perhaps that's what no one wants to see

I just wanna scream "Hello!"
My God it's been so long
Never dreamed you'd return
But now here you are, and here I am

Hearts and thoughts they fade away
Hearts and thoughts they fade fade away
Hearts and thoughts they fade fade away
Hearts and thoughts they fade away
Hearts and thoughts they fade fade away
Hearts and thoughts they fade fade away
Hearts and thoughts they fade fade away
Wee Hughie - the greatest centre-forward Newcastle United ever had

Online leffe186

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Re: Worst/ Best song lyric lines
« Reply #77 on: Friday 15 March 2019, 06:59:36 PM »
I won't believe in heaven or hell
No saints, no sinners, no devil as well
No pearly gates, no thorny crown
You're always letting us humans down
The wars you bring, the babes you drown
Those lost at sea and never found
And it's the same the whole world 'round
The hurt I see helps to compound
The Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Is just somebody's unholy hoax
And if you're up there you'll perceive
That my heart's here upon my sleeve
If there's one thing I don't believe in

It's you.
Obviously, I'm speaking of a hypothetical world in which there is a greater club than Tottenham.

Offline Super Duper Branko Strupar

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Re: Worst/ Best song lyric lines
« Reply #78 on: Wednesday 20 March 2019, 04:22:38 PM »
'Cause I feel like the beast of burden
That line in the sand, was it even worth it?
'Cause the way I see people turning's
Makin' it seem worthless, it's startin' to defeat the purpose
I'm watchin' my fan base shrink to thirds
And I was just tryin' to do the right thing, but word
Has the court of public opinion reached a verdict
Or still yet to be determined?
'Cause I'm determined to be me, critiqued or worshipped
But if I could go back, I'd at least reword it
And say I empathize with the people this evil serpent
Sold the dream to that he's deserted
But I think it's workin'
These verses are makin' him a wee bit nervous
And he's too scurred to answer me with words
'Cause he knows that he will lyrically get murdered
But I know at least he's heard it
'Cause Agent Orange just sent the Secret Service
To meet in person to see if I really think of hurtin' him
Or ask if I'm linked to terrorists
And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make.

Online leffe186

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Re: Worst/ Best song lyric lines
« Reply #79 on: Tuesday 26 March 2019, 07:16:16 PM »
Probably a fairly obvious one, but heard it again the other day and these lines always stick with me:

'Come back home to the refinery
Hiring man said "son if it was up to me"
Went down to see my V.A. man
He said "son, don't you understand"

I had a brother at Khe Sahn
Fighting off the Viet Cong
They're still there, he's all gone'

Those are the printed lyrics, but IIRC he sings "Son, don't you understand now" which seemed even more poignant.
Obviously, I'm speaking of a hypothetical world in which there is a greater club than Tottenham.

Offline Kaizero

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Re: Worst/ Best song lyric lines
« Reply #80 on: Tuesday 26 March 2019, 08:42:24 PM »
Springsteen has some of the best song lyrics in general. Watched his Broadway special on Netflix, jeeesus christ, so good. Love him.

This one in particular:

"Now Main Street's whitewashed windows and vacant stores
Seems like there ain't nobody wants to come down here no more
They're closing down the textile mill across the railroad tracks
Foreman says these jobs are going, boys, and they ain't coming back
To your hometown"

The short pause before "to your hometown" really nails it.

Warren Zevon is another one I think is a genius when it comes to lyrics.
But only in their dreams can men be truly free. It was always thus and always thus will be.

Offline QuakesMag

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Re: Worst/ Best song lyric lines
« Reply #81 on: Saturday 13 April 2019, 10:22:00 PM »
Nowt genius of course, but I love the lyrics in this song and the way they are sang.

Pearl Jam

I seem to recognize your face
Haunting, familiar, yet I can't seem to place it
Cannot find the candle of thought to light your name
Lifetimes are catching up with me

All these changes taking place
I wish I'd seen the place
But no one's ever taken me

Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away
Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away

I swear I recognize your breath
Memories like fingerprints are slowly raising
Me you wouldn't recall for I'm not my former
It's hard when you're stuck upon the shelf

I changed by not changing at all
Small town predicts my fate
Perhaps that's what no one wants to see

I just wanna scream "Hello!"
My God it's been so long
Never dreamed you'd return
But now here you are, and here I am

Hearts and thoughts they fade away
Hearts and thoughts they fade fade away
Hearts and thoughts they fade fade away
Hearts and thoughts they fade away
Hearts and thoughts they fade fade away
Hearts and thoughts they fade fade away
Hearts and thoughts they fade fade away

Some of Vedder's best lyrics are from Off He Goes. Haunting song.
Not one of the cool kids, and really insecure about it.

The Little Waster

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Re: Worst/ Best song lyric lines
« Reply #82 on: Thursday 18 April 2019, 09:50:06 AM »
There are people that will investigate you
They'll insinuate, intimidate and complicate you
Don't ever wait or hesitate to state the fate that awaits those who
Try to shake or take you
Don't let them break you
You can do anything you want to do
It's not wrong what I sing it's true
You can do anything you want to do
Do what you want to
People that despise you will analyze then criticize you
They'll scandalize and tell lies until they realize
You are someone they should have apologized to
Don't let these people compromise you
Be wise too
You can do anything you want to do
It's not wrong what I sing it's true
You can do anything you want to do
Do what you want to

Phillip Lynott  Thin Lizzy Do Anything You Want To

Offline sadnesstan

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Re: Worst/ Best song lyric lines
« Reply #83 on: Monday 14 September 2020, 12:55:34 PM »
I have squandered my resistance
For a pocketful of mumbles such are promises
All lies and jests still a man hears want he wants to hear
and disregards the rest

Been over 30 years since I listened to this song (Opus destroyed it for me), but that lyric is perfect.

Offline Slim

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« Reply #84 on: Monday 14 September 2020, 01:19:12 PM »
I'm Blue and Aberdeen I will die

Offline Lazarus

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« Reply #85 on: Monday 14 September 2020, 02:38:02 PM »
........When giving in is so damn comforting

And so we go, on with our lives
We know the truth but prefer lies
Lies are simple, simple is bliss
Why go against tradition when we can

Admit defeat, live in decline
Be the victim of our own design
The status quo, built on suspect
Why would anyone stick out their neck?

Fellow members
of Club "We've got ours"
I'd like to introduce you to our host
'He's got his' and 'I've got mine'
Meet the decline

Offline Lazarus

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Re: Worst/ Best song lyric lines
« Reply #86 on: Monday 14 September 2020, 02:41:15 PM »
Fat Mike said it all about trump, boris, brexit etc etc nearly 20 years ago...

It's not the right time to be sober
Now the idiots have taken over
Spreading like a social cancer, is there an answer?

MENSA membership conceding
Tell me why and how are all the stupid people breeding
Watson it's really elementary
The industrial revolution
Has flipped the bitch on evolution

The benevolent and wise are being quieted, ostracized, what a bummer
The world keeps getting dumber
Insensitivity is standard and faith is being fancied over reason

Darwin's rollin over in his coffin
The fittest are surviving much less often
Now everything seems to be reversing, and it's worsening

Someone flopped a steamer in the gene pool
Now angry mob mentality's no longer the exception, it's the rule
And im startin to feel a lot like charlton heston

Stranded on a primate planet
Apes and orangutans that ran it to the ground
With generals and the armies that obeyed them

Followers following fables
Philosophies that enable them to rule without regard
There's no point for democracy when ignorance is celebrated

Political scientists get the same one vote as some Arkansas inbred
Majority rule, don't work in mental institutions
Sometimes the smallest softest voice carries the grand biggest solutions

What are we left with?
A Nation of god-fearing pregnant nationalists
Who feel it's their duty to populate the homeland

Pass on traditions
"How-to-get-ahead" religions
And prosperity via simpleton culture
The idiots are taking over