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Old 18-05-2007, 07:26   #1
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Favourite lyrics

We've probably had threads similar to this previously but what are your favourite lyrics? Can be a single line, a paragraph or the whole song. Can be meaningful or just ones you like the sound of.

Here are a few of my favourites:-

"I know I believe in nothing but it is my nothing"
Faster, Manic Street Preachers

"I’m happy just because,
I found out I am really no one"
At the Bottom of Everything, Bright Eyes

"As you're lying awake in this darkness,
This everlasting night
Someday soon, don't know where or when
You're gonna wake up and see the light"
Ten Storey Love Song, Stone Roses

"We'll crucify the insincere tonight,
We'll make things right, well feel it all tonight
We'll find a way to offer up the night tonight
The indescribable moments of your life tonight
The impossible is possible tonight
Believe in me as I believe in you, tonight"
Tonight, Tonight, Smashing Pumpkins

"You're wasting your time and my time as well,
Living a lie I guess that time will tell
You're making excuses for the things you've never done,
You're walking in circles blinded by the sun"
Blinded by the Sun, Seahorses

"You've got no cross to bear tonight"
Dishes, Pulp
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Old 18-05-2007, 11:15   #2
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You are the rose of my heart,
You are the love of my life.
A flower not fading nor falling apart,
If you're cold, let my love make you warm.
Rose of my heart.
Rose Of My Heart, Johnny Cash

It's all in the delivery.
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Old 18-05-2007, 11:43   #3
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And if you have five seconds to spare
Then I'll tell you the story of my life :
Sixteen, clumsy and shy
I went to London and I
I booked myself in at the Y ... W.C.A.
I said : "I like it here - can I stay ?
I like it here - can I stay ?
Do you have a vacancy
For a Back-scrubber?"

Smiths-half a person.
Always brings a tear to the eye.

There are places i'll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends i still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life i've loved them all

Beatles-in my life. Fits the music perfectly and has a nice rhythm to it
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Old 18-05-2007, 11:47   #4
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In my dream I was drowning my sorrows
But my sorrows, they learned to swim

U2 - Until the end of the world
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Old 18-05-2007, 11:54   #5
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"I feel the weight upon your kiss ambiguous."
Maximo Park - Books From Boxes

(It is all in the presentation, but a great line from a great song.)
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Old 18-05-2007, 12:14   #6
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Committing suicide to enhance my career
It worked for mickey and tupac shakir
Jesus was nailed up to some wood
2000 years later and book sales are still good
I heard in a song suicide is painless
And it's 80% sure to make you famous
******* with a bag on yer head tied to a door
That bloke from INXS he knew the score

GLC - Self Suicide

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Old 18-05-2007, 12:17   #7
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I can think of loads but here's 3 for now.

"I took you home, Set you on the glass
I pulled off your wings, Then I laughed"
Deftones - Change (In the House of Flies)"

"I'm not quite what I thought I was but
Then again I'm maybe more"
Queensryche - Roads To Madness.

"I'm the wolf with the sheepsskins clothing
I lick my chops and your tasting good
I do whatever i want to, to ya
I'll nail your ass to the sheets
A pelvic thrust and the sweat starts to sting ya"
W.A.S.P. - Animal, **** Like A Beast.
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Old 18-05-2007, 12:43   #8
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So much potential, or so we used to say
Your greed, self-importance and your arrogance
You ******* it all away
Nine Inch Nails - The Warning

If the vibe was suicide
Then you would push da button
But if ya bowin' down
Then let me do the cuttin'
Rage Against the Machine - Fistful of Steel

Hey, wait,
I got a new complaint,
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Nirvana - Heart Shaped Box
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Old 18-05-2007, 12:53   #9
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"Everything under the sun is in tune, but the sun is eclipsed by the moon."
Eclipse, Pink Floyd
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Old 18-05-2007, 13:12   #10
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Few of mine - theyre not necessarily the greatest lyrics in the world but they mean a lot to me, I guess that's the case with most peoples favourites?

PJ Harvey - Good Fortune
Things I once thought
Unbelievable
In my life
Have all taken place
When we walked through
Little Italy
I saw my reflection
Come right of your face

Liz Phair - Divorce song
Just to prove I was right that its harder to be friends than lovers
And you shouldnt try to mix the two
Cause if you do it and youre still unhappy
Then you know that the problem is you

Flaming Lips - Do You Realize?
All of it!

Radiohead - Black Star
The troubled words of a troubled mind i try to understand what is eating you.
I try to stay awake but its 58hours since that i last slept with you.
What are we coming to?
I just don't know anymore.

Miserable bugger me
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Old 18-05-2007, 14:02   #11
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Well now I've got some
Advice for you, little buddy.
Before you point the finger
You should know that
I'm the man,

And if I'm the man,

Then you're the man, and
He's the man as well so you can
Point that ****in' finger up your ass.

Tool - Hooker with a Penis
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Old 18-05-2007, 15:40   #12
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Trying to avoid The Smiths for once ....

She was a damn good dancer
But wasn't all that great of a girlfriend
The Hold Steady - Stuck Between Stations

As 4 in the morning, came on cold and boring
We huddled close in the bus stop enclosure enfolding,
Our hands tightly holding.
The Decemberists - On The Bus Mall

There are fewer more distressing sights than that
Of an Englishman in a baseball cap
The Libertines - Time For Heroes

Yours is the first face that I saw
I think I was blind before I met you
and
And you said “this is the first day of my life
I’m glad I didn’t die before I met you
Bright Eyes - First Day Of My Life

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Old 18-05-2007, 15:44   #13
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Your a minger
and I'm a minger too
Together lets get minging


Hello Sunshine - Super Fury Animals.
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Old 18-05-2007, 15:49   #14
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She looks like the real thing
She tastes like the real thing
My fake plastic love.
But I cant help the feeling
I could blow through the ceiling
If I just turn and run
And it wears me out, it wears me out
It wears me out, it wears me out.

Fake plastic trees-Radiohead
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Old 18-05-2007, 15:53   #15
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Looks like somebody got murdered
That's the way it looks around here
I shouldn't wait for you
I think it's too late for you
Too many toxic tantrums
Have watered down my fear
Too much of your thunder
Killed all my wonder for you

Queen Sized Tomb by Shivaree
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And when we die, will we be that
Disappointed or sad?
If heaven doesn't exist
What will we have missed?
This life is the best we've ever had


The Divine Comedy - Tonight We Fly

Could you put a name to someone else's sigh?
Could you put a face to someone else's eyes?
Is it someone that you'd maybe recognise?
But it all fades into morning when you open your eyes.


Belle and Sebastian - Dirty Dream #2

You were no ordinary drain on her defences
She was no ordinary girl
Oh, inverted world!


The Shins - One by One All Day
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In my case, it's not only the lyrics that can have the impact but the way they are sung.

Radiohead - Black Star
I get on the train and I just stand about
Now that I don't think of you
I keep falling over, I keep passing out
When I see a face like you

Alice In Chains - Heaven Beside You
Like the coldest winter will
Heaven beside you, hell within
And you know you have it still
Heaven inside you

Pearl Jam - Soon Forget
Sorry is the fool who trades his love for high-rise rent
Seems the more you make equals the loneliness you get

Pearl Jam - Given To Fly
And he still gives his love, he just gives it away
The love he receives is the love that he'll save
And sometimes you'll see a strange spot in the sky
A human being that was given to fly

Queen - Mother Love
My body's aching, but I can't sleep
My dreams are all the company I keep

Of course, I could have included a ton of stuff written by Radiohead, Pearl Jam, The Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, The Beatles, The Shins... blah blah...

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Old 19-05-2007, 19:28   #18
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I forgot the following:-

Glamorous Indie rock'n'roll is what I need,
It's in my soul, it's what I need
Indie rock'n'roll, it's time
Indie Rock & Roll, The Killers

Well, I like it
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Pale, pubescent beasts
Roam through the streets
And coffee-shops
Their prey gather in herds
Of stiff knee-length skirts
And white ankle-socks
But while they search for a mate
My type hibernate
In bedrooms above
Composing their songs of love
Songs of Love - The Divine Comedy

Oh baby, the pleasure would be all mine
If you let me drive your pickup truck
And park it where the sun don't shine....
Dirty World - The Travelling Wilburys

Most important decisions in life
Are made between two people in bed
I found that out at my expense
And when I see you
You just turn around and walk away like we never met
Oh we used to be so brave
I dreamt the world stopped turning as we climbed the hill
I dreamt impossible dreams that we were lovers still
Must I paint you a picture ? - Billy Bragg

There's something inside that hurts my foolish pride
To visit the places we used to go together
Not a day goes by that I don't sit and wonder why
Your feelings for me didn't last forever
The price I pay - Billy Bragg

All my friends from school
Introduce me to their spouses
While I'm left standing here
With my hands down the front of my trousers
I just don't know what's to be done
I wonder sometimes how did Dad meet Mum
And how did they conceive of me
The Short Answer - Billy Bragg

You say you don't love me
Well that's alright with me 'cos I have got the time
To wait in case someday you maybe change your mind
I've decided not to make the same mistakes this time around
As I'm tired of having heartaches I've been thinking and I've found
I don't want to live in a dream I want something real
And I think I understand now the way that you feel
You say you don't love me - Buzzcocks
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Just had to mention this as it was on my iPod when walking to work this morning:

Architecture students are like virgins
with an itch they cannot scratch,
Never build a building till you're 50
what kind of life is that?
The Hexx by Pavement

Fantastic.
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