Favorite Song Lyrics Thread

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  1. Jack Scorpion

    Jack Scorpion One Too Many

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    There's a favorite poets/poems thread that I'm not educated enough to read. I do have a couple favorite verses of contemporary song lyrics that I particularly enjoy, though. What about y'all?

    Ive heard a man in crisis
    Falls back on what he knows best,
    A murderer to murder
    A thief to theft
    And I dont want you to think
    That this is some kind of deathbed confession
    But run is what I did when put to the test
    --Cowboy Junkies, First Recollection

    This is her dress that I loved best
    With the blue quilted violets across the breast
    And these are my many letters
    Torn to pieces by her long-fingered hand
    I was her cruel-hearted man
    And though I've tried to lay her ghost down
    She's moving through me, even now
    I don't know why and I don't know how
    But she's nobody's baby now
    --Nick Cave, Nobody's Baby Now

    Grandma's hands
    Used to hand me piece of candy
    Grandma's hands
    Picked me up each time I fell
    Grandma's hands
    Boy, they really came in handy
    She'd say, "Matty don' you whip that boy
    What you want to spank him for?
    He didn' drop no apple core"
    But I don't have Grandma anymore
    If I get to Heaven I'll look for
    Grandma's hands
    --Bill Withers, Grandma's Hands
     
  2. Gilbey

    Gilbey One of the Regulars

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    You Make Me Feel So Young
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uoczc_lY1kA&mode=related&search=

    Written by: Mack Gordon

    Written by: Josef Myrow

    Arranged by: Nelson Riddle – Quincy Jones and Billy Byers – Quincy Jones

    From the Album: Songs For Swingin' Lovers (1956)

    Lyrics:

    Ya make me feel so young.

    You make me feel so "Spring has sprung",

    And every time I see you grin

    I'm such a happy individual.



    The moment that you speak

    I wanna go play hide-and-seek.

    I wanna go and bounce the moon

    Just like a toy balloon.



    You and I are just like a couple of tots

    Runnin' across the meadow

    Pickin' up lots of forget-me-nots.



    You make me feel so young.

    You make me feel there are songs to be sung,

    Bells to be rung, and a wonderful fling to be flung,

    And even when I'm old and gray

    I'm gonna feel the way I do today

    'Cause you make me feel so young.



    You make me feel so young.

    You make me feel so "Spring has sprung",

    And every time I see you grin

    I'm such a happy individual.



    The moment that you speak

    I want to go and play hide-and-seek.

    I want to go and bounce the moon

    Just like a toy balloon.



    You and I are just like a couple of tots

    Runnin' across the meadow

    Pickin' up lots of forget-me-nots.



    You make me feel so young.

    You make me feel there are songs to be sung,

    Bells to be rung, wonderful fling to be flung.

    And even when I'm old and gray

    I'm gonna feel the way I do today

    'Cause you - you make me feel so young.



    You make me feel so young.

    You make me feel so young.

    Ooo - you make me feel so young.
     
  3. LolitaHaze

    LolitaHaze Call Me a Cab

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    Too Late - No Doubt

    My favourite lyrics come from the song "Too Late" off of No Doubt's Return to Saturn album.

    ...like a butterfly cupped in my hands
    I peek in to see beauty trapped
    confined it flutters then
    it leaves behind colorful dust
    to remind me of the special times we spent
    but of course it has to leave my clutch
    but enough's never enough to make a dent
     
  4. Mocheman

    Mocheman One of the Regulars

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    Wild Country
    by Chris Whitley

    Breaking rocks all day on the avenue
    It's hard to unearth anything that's true
    Soon I'm gonna loose these rags and run
    Returning to the wild where I'm from

    There's miles of stone, jack hammer in my hand
    There's compromises I can't comprehend
    Soon I'm gonna drop this jack and run
    Returning to the wild where I'm from
    Returning to the wild where I'm from

    Between the bricks you'll hear the children play
    The calluses get harder day by day
    Between the cracks you'll notice where I've gone
    Returning to the wild where I belong

    Soon I'm going to loose these rags and run
    Returning to the wild where I'm from
     
  5. Novella

    Novella Practically Family

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    You can call us Aaron Burr from the way we’re droppin’ Hamiltons
    -Lazy Sunday, Chris Parnell and Andy Samberg (pretty much the entire song really)

    And my time is a piece of wax, fallen on a termite
    That’s choking on the splinters
    -Loser, Beck

    The kids couldn’t hurt Jack
    They tried and tried and tried
    They dropped things on his back
    They lied and lied and lied and lied and lied
    They couldn’t stop Jack or the waters lapping
    And they couldn’t prevent Jack from being happy
    -Happy Jack, The Who

    Even though we ain’t got money
    I’m so in love with you honey
    And everything will bring a chain of love
    In the morning when I rise
    You’re bringing tear and joy to my eyes
    And tell me everything’s gonna be alright
    -Danny's Song, Loggins & Messina

    So the devil sings higher
    Oh just look at what you’re doing!
    Yeah, he’s joined by a choir
    Of doctors and statesmen who plan their sorry lives
    To the last day's end
    But look at all the happy things that happen by accident...
    I’m through with trying to fight the things I don’t understand
    Accept my sweet surrender to the greater, better plan
    It’s hard to explain
    I don’t like hanging on to reins in my hands all the time
    I’m running out of trails
    Worn paths don’t lead to where I need to get to every time
    -She Moves in Secret Ways, Polly Paulusma
     
  6. I see life and it's passin' right before my eyes
    And the past is the past don't regret it, time to realize
    I need to walk on the wire just to catch my breath,
    I don't know how or where but I'm goin' it's all that I have left

    It don't matter where it takes me
    Long as I can keep this feeling runnin' through, my soul

    Never took this road before -- destination unknown
    Oh oh oh ohohoh -- destination unknown
    Won't be coming back this way gotta go it alone
    Oh oh oh ohohoh -- destination unknown

    Marietta, Destination Unknown (Top Gun graduation scene)

    ...
    You know your days are numbered,
    Count them one by one,
    Like notches in the handle of an outlaw's gun.
    You can outrun the devil, if you try,
    But you'll never outrun the hands of time.

    In time there surely, come a day
    In time all things shall pass away,
    In time you may come back some say.
    To live once more, or die once more,
    But in time, your time will be no more.

    Mark Collie, In Time (The Punisher restaurant scene)
     
  7. MrNewportCustom

    MrNewportCustom Call Me a Cab

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    Beautiful you do we
    dance to the same drum?
    Sample my love 'cause
    there's more where that
    came from too . . .
    Am I falling in love with you?

    Miserable me, such a
    terrible loner
    Very low mileage
    and only one owner . . . true
    Now I'm falling in love with you

    Why is your heart
    resurrected?
    Just . . . just when you least
    expect it?
    How . . . how come it takes you by
    surprise?
    Then when you get used
    to sadness
    Free from the confusing
    madness
    Love . . . love hits you right
    between the eyes

    Hard to believe the blues
    are stalling
    Now I know why they call
    it falling

    Now I Know Why (They Call it Falling)
    Micheal Franks (1985)
     
  8. MrNewportCustom

    MrNewportCustom Call Me a Cab

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    And two from Chris DeBurgh

    In the morning when I wake up she is there,
    With her sleepy smile and a long night of windy hair,
    And when I hold her close beside me,
    Well it feels so good,
    That I'd like to stay here all day long
    If there's a way that I could;

    And when we go downstairs and start off onto the day
    Just one more cup of coffee and I'm on my way,
    We may not have perfection, but we're halfway there,
    And I know it's sentimental, but I just wanted to say,

    That all the love I have inside me
    is for you
    All the love I have inside me
    is for you
    All the love I have inside me
    is for you.

    And when I've had a heavy day and
    I'm going home,
    She gives me time if she sees I want
    to be alone,
    Ah but when the evening's over,
    and we go to bed,
    Here comes that same old feeling,
    It's like a song in my head,

    Well all the love I have inside me
    is for you,
    All the love I have inside me
    is for you
    All the love I have inside me
    is for you
    Here's my song for you.

    All the Love I have Inside me
    Chris DeBurgh (1982)


    Day by day they drink and dream,
    Old men staring out to sea,
    from the island, living on the island;

    And down in the harbour, it's a show,
    Watchng all the people as they come and go,
    On the island, living on the island.

    And up in the mountains, they're alright,
    Tasting the first of the summer wine,
    On the island, living on the island.

    I wanna feel that sunshine in my heart
    and let it blow my worries away,
    I wanna spend a night in the ocean with her,
    That little lady lover who's in love with me,
    Prettiest little lady that I've ever seen,
    On the island, living on the island . . .

    Ooh, and when I finally sail away,
    I know for sure I'll come back someday,
    On the island, living on the island,
    On the island, living on the island,

    I wanna feel that sunshine on my back
    On the island, living on the island,
    On the island, we'll be living on the island,
    I wanna feel that wind blow in my hair,
    Living on the island. . . .

    Living on the Island
    Chris DeBurgh (1982)


    Lee
    _________________________________________

    I think Diamondback may like some of the songs on this CD: The Getaway, Revolution, Light a Fire, Liberty, Don't Pay the Ferryman (which I'm listening to as I type. :D)
     
  9. BJBAmerica

    BJBAmerica A-List Customer

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    "Be An Angel"

    Sung by Dean Martin

    Music & Lyrics: K. Frings/C. Anderson

    Orchestration: Nelson Riddle Orchestra

    Lyrics:

    Be an angel, be an angel
    And treat me real sweet
    Be an angel and bless me with your love
    Be an angel, be an angel
    I kneel at your feet
    Be an angel and touch me with your love


    You're a joy and heaven on earth to me
    You are all the poems in history
    Be an angel, be an angel
    And make life complete
    Be an angel and bless me with your love


    You're a joy and heaven on earth to me
    You are all the poems in history
    Be an angel, be an angel
    And make life complete
    Be an angel and bless me with your love
     
  10. Atomic Glee

    Atomic Glee Practically Family

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    "Heroes and Villains" by Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks

    I've been in this town so long that back in the city
    I've been taken for a lost and gone and unknown for a long, long time.
    Fell in love years ago with an innocent girl
    from the Spanish and Indian home of the heroes and villains.

    Once at night, Catillian squared the fight,
    and she was right in the rain of the bullets that eventually brought her down,
    but she's still dancing in the night, unafraid
    of what a dude'll do in a town full of heroes and villains.

    Heroes and villains, just see what you done done.
    Heroes and villains, just see what you done done.
    Na, na na na, na
    Na, na na na, na

    Stand or fall, I know there shall be peace in the valley,
    and it's all an affair of my life of the heroes and villains.

    In the cantina, Margarita keeps the spirit hight.
    There I watched her, she spun around and round in the warmth,
    her body fanned the flame of the dance.
    Dance Margarita, don't you know that I love you?
    Dance...
    You're under arrest!

    My children were raised, you know they suddenly rise,
    they started slow, long ago, head to toe, healthy, wealthy, and wise.

    I've been in this town so long, so long to the city.
    I'm fit with the stuff to ride in the rough, and sunny down snuff I'm alright
    by the heroes and...

    Heroes and villains, just see what you done done.
    Heroes and villains, just see what you done done.
    Na, na na na, na
    Na, na na na, na
     
  11. LadyStardust

    LadyStardust Practically Family

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    What else?

    Must say, I love, love this thread. I will be a frequent visitor.

    My first contribution:

    And now the purple dusk of twilight time
    Steals across the meadows of my heart
    High up in the sky the little stars climb
    Always reminding me that we're apart

    You wander down the lane and far away
    Leaving me a song that will not die
    Love is now the stardust of yesterday
    The music of the years gone by


    Sometimes I wonder why I spend
    The lonely night dreaming of a song
    The melody haunts my reverie
    And I am once again with you
    When our love was new
    And each kiss an inspiration
    But that was long ago
    Now my consolation
    Is in the stardust of a song

    Beside a garden wall
    When stars are bright
    You are in my arms
    The nightingale tells his fairy tale
    A paradise where roses bloom
    Though I dream in vain
    In my heart it will remain
    My stardust melody
    The memory of love's refrain

    :)
     
  12. Twitch

    Twitch My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    "Who put the bop in the bop shu bop de bop?
    Who put the ram in the rama lama ding dong?"

    Are almost as profound as,

    "Oo ee oo ah ah, ting, tang, walla walla bing bang":rolleyes:
     
  13. Woland

    Woland One of the Regulars

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    I want my sun-drenched, wind-swept Ingrid Bergman kiss!

    Hi Folks.

    Lately Ive rediscovered the British band The Beautiful South.
    Irresistably hummable tunes with intelligent lyrics.
    Thought Id share this one:

    Good As Gold (Stupid As Mud)

    Don't know what I'm doing here
    I'll carry on regardless
    Got enough money for one more beer
    I'll carry on regardless

    Good as gold, but stupid as mud
    He'll carry on regardless
    They'll bleed his heart 'til there's no more blood
    But carry on regardless

    Carry on with laugh
    Carry on with cry
    Carry on with brown under moonlit sky

    I want my love, my joy, my laugh, my smile, my needs
    Not in the star signs
    Or the palm that she reads
    I want my sun-drenched, wind-swept Ingrid Bergman kiss
    Not in the next life
    I want it in this
    I want it in this

    Got one note to last all week
    I'll carry on regardless
    The hill to happiness is far too steep
    I'll carry on regardless

    Dried his mouth in the Memphis sun
    He carried on regardless
    Tried to smile and he bit his tongue
    But carry on regardless

    Carry on with work
    Carry on with love
    Carry on with cheering
    Anything above

    I want my love, my joy, my laugh, my smile, my needs
    Not in the star signs
    Or the palm that she reads
    I want my sun-drenched, wind-swept Ingrid Bergman kiss
    Not in the next life
    I'll have it in this
    I'll have it in this

    I don't want silver, I just want gold
    Carry on regardless
    Bronze is for the sick and the old
    But carry on regardless

    I want my love, my joy, my laugh, my smile, my needs
    Not in the star signs
    Or the palm that she reads
    I want my sun-drenched, wind-swept Ingrid Bergman kiss
    Not in the next life
    I'll have it in this
    I'll have it in this
     
  14. imoldfashioned

    imoldfashioned Call Me a Cab

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    Loads of Golden Age songs but the first three that popped into my head were:

    Pulp;

    TV Movie

    Without you my life has become a hangover without end.
    A movie made for tv:
    Bad dialogue, bad acting, no interest.
    Too long with no story and no sex.
    Is it a kind of weakness to miss someone so much?
    To wish the day would go away?
    Like you did yesterday.
    Just like you did yesterday.


    Underwear

    If fashion is your trade then when you're naked I guess you must be unemployed yeah.


    From college I fondly remember Bust A Move

    A chick walks by you wish you could sex her
    But you're standin’ on the wall like you was Poindexter (which is one of my all time favorite rhymes)

    Got no money and you got no car
    Then you got no woman and there you are
     
  15. jdbenson

    jdbenson One of the Regulars

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    Glow Worm

    Shine little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer.
    Shine little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer.
    Lead us lest too far we wander.
    Love's sweet voice is calling yonder.

    Shine little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer.
    Hey, there don't get dimmer, dimmer.
    Light the path below, above.
    And lead us on to love!

    Glow little glow-worm, fly of fire.
    Glow like an incandescent wire.
    Glow for the female of the species.
    Turn on the AC and the DC.

    This night could use a little brightnin'.
    Light up you little ol' bug of lightnin'.
    When you gotta glow, you gotta glow.
    Glow little glow-worm, glow.

    Glow little glow-worm, glow and glimmer.
    Swim through the sea of night, little swimmer.
    Thou aeronautical boll weevil.
    Illuminate yon woods primeval.

    See how the shadows deepen, darken.
    You and your chick should get to sparkin'.
    I got a gal that I love so.
    Glow little glow-worm, glow.

    Glow little glow-worm, turn the key on.
    You are equipped with taillight neon.
    You got a cute vest-pocket master.
    Which you can make both slow and faster.

    I don't know who you took a shine to.
    Or who you're out to make a sign to.
    I got a gal that I love so.
    Glow little glow-worm, glow.

    as sung by the Mills Bros
    English lyrics by Johny Mercer
     
  16. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    Millions of favourite song lyrics...........one .......

    It's Bad For Me.-

    VERSE

    Your words go through and through me
    And leave me totally dazed
    For they do such strange things to me
    They nearly make me gloomy
    For you dear are so clever
    So obviously the top
    I wish you'd go on forever
    I wish even more you'd stop

    REFRAIN

    For it's bad for me, it's bad for me
    This knowledge that you're going mad for me
    I feel certain my friends would be glad for me
    Still, it's bad for me
    It's so good for me so new for me
    To see someone in such a stew for me
    And when you say you'd do all you could for me
    it's good for me it's bad for me

    I thought I'd been, till you met me
    Completely put on the shelf
    But since you started to pet me
    I'm crazy about myself
    Oh, it's sweet for me, it's swell for me
    To know that you are going through hell for me
    Yet no matter however appealing
    I still have a feeling..........
    It's bad for me. :D
     
  17. ViNtAgeDaDDy

    ViNtAgeDaDDy New in Town

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    ridin around in my auto mobile!!!!
     
  18. The summer wind came blowin' in
    From across the sea
    It lingered there to touch your hair
    And walk with me

    All summer long
    we sang a song
    And then we strolled that golden sand
    Two sweethearts and the summer wind

    Like painted kites, those days and nights
    They went flying by
    The world was new beneath the blue
    Umbrella sky

    Then softer than a piper man
    One day, it called to you
    I lost you I lost you to
    The summer wind

    The autumn wind
    And the winter winds
    They have come and gone
    And still those days
    Those lonely days
    They go on and on
    And guess who’s sigh`s
    His lullabies through nights that never end
    My fickled friend,
    The summer wind
    The summer wind warm summer wind
    Mmm the summer wind
     
  19. rumblefish

    rumblefish One Too Many

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    Sometimes I think it's shame, when I get feelin' better when I'm feelin' no pain. Gordon Lightfoot

    And lately it's been;

    Now I'm singing all my songs to the girl who won my heart. She is only three years old and that's a real fine way to start. Led Zep
    [​IMG]
     
  20. Ada Veen

    Ada Veen Practically Family

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    aw, she has won my heart too, the sweetie!

    At the moment, I am particularly enjoying the partisan by Leonard Cohen.


    When they poured across the border
    I was cautioned to surrender,
    this I could not do;
    I took my gun and vanished.

    I have changed my name so often,
    I've lost my wife and children
    but I have many friends,
    and some of them are with me.

    An old woman gave us shelter,
    kept us hidden in the garret,
    then the soldiers came;
    she died without a whisper.

    There were three of us this morning
    I'm the only one this evening
    but I must go on;
    the frontiers are my prison.

    Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
    through the graves the wind is blowing,
    freedom soon will come;
    then we'll come from the shadows.

    Les Allemands e'taient chez moi, (The Germans were at my home)
    ils me dirent, "Signe toi," (They said, "Sign yourself,")
    mais je n'ai pas peur; (But I am not afraid)
    j'ai repris mon arme. (I have retaken my weapon.)

    J'ai change' cent fois de nom, (I have changed names a hundred times)
    j'ai perdu femme et enfants (I have lost wife and children)
    mais j'ai tant d'amis; (But I have so many friends)
    j'ai la France entie`re. (I have all of France)

    Un vieil homme dans un grenier (An old man, in an attic)
    pour la nuit nous a cache', (Hid us for the night)
    les Allemands l'ont pris; (The Germans captured him)
    il est mort sans surprise. (He died without surprise.)

    Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
    through the graves the wind is blowing,
    freedom soon will come;
    then we'll come from the shadows.
     

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