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Old Jan 15, 2005, 11:22 AM   #1
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Any lyrics that get you grinning from ear to ear because they are just so true, or so...something (cynical? happy? etc..)...that they really resonate with you personally?

I'll start with a Warren Zevon one I love~

For My Next Trick I'll Need a Volunteer
(Warren Zevon)

I can saw a woman in two
But you won't want to look in the box when I do
I can make love disappear
For my next trick I'll need a volunteer

I can pull a rabbit out of a hat
I can pull it out but I can't put it back
I can make love disappear
For my next trick I'll need a volunteer

It's lonely up here
When the tricks have been played
And the spotlights have faded
And the plans that we made
Have fallen apart
It's lonely as hell
And there's no magic spell
For a broken heart

You can put me in chains and I will escape
Better not wait up 'cause I might be late
I can make love disappear
For my next trick I'll need a volunteer
It's lonely up here
When the tricks have been played
And the spotlights have faded
And the plans that we made
Have fallen apart
It's lonely as hell
And there's no magic spell
For a broken heart

I can saw a woman in two
But you won't want to look in the box when I do
I can make love disappear
For my next trick I'll need a volunteer
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Old Jan 15, 2005, 12:54 PM   #2
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I love "Tango Shoes" by a Canadian singer called Bif Naked. I suppose I like this song, because I wish a pair of shoes could give you all of the confidance in the world to walk out of someone's life, to leave or job, etc.

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When we're together,
I am alone.
Dawdle down the street, shuffle my feet,
don't wanna go home.
There's an antique store.
I go inside.
All I got on me,
is only twenty bucks and my pride.
(That's when I see them!)

My new tango shoes,
They are my treasure! They are so cool!
My new tango shoes,
They are my ticket! My tools!
My new tango shoes,
are gonna help me dance away from you!
My new tango shoes!

Like Cinderella, I am transformed.
Suddenly I'm taller
you're smaller
I am reborn!
With new courage,
I go downtown.
To see you sitting at a table,
girls all around.
(and they see my...)

My new tango shoes,
They are my treasure! They are so cool!
My new tango shoes,
They are my ticket! My tools!
My new tango shoes,
are gonna help me dance away from you!
My new tango shoes!

...see my sexy metamorphosis
right before your angry eyes...
I stick a red rose in between my lips,
turn on my heel,
dance out of your life!

You told me you love me.
That was untrue.
Now that we're over,
this dance is for you.

My new tango shoes,
They are my treasure! They are so cool!
My new tango shoes,
They are my ticket! My tools!
My new tango shoes,
are gonna help me dance away from you!
My new tango shoes!
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Old Jan 15, 2005, 05:51 PM   #3
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this is a good one by the odds

in natural selection
I've avoided all detection
and the tender bits underneath
all with window dressing and
calculated guessing
and a bark bigger than my teeth

It was the suit that got me the gig
It was the tear that got me the girl
I'm a sheep in this wolf's clothing
I'm a picture that I'm holding
of someone who is cool

soul like a thimble
swallowed up in symbols
wanting what I don't need
if sympathy's the answer
I'll have temporary cancer
but that's not what I'll have you believe

It was the suit that got me the gig
It was the tear that got me the girl
I'm a sheep in this wolf's clothing
I'm a picture that I'm holding
of someone who is cool
someone who is cool

close but kind of meatless
like actors who play Jesus
in movies of the week
What other people wish for
oozes from my every pore
I'm the coffee not the sleep

and I'm the song about the song
that once said something new
I'm a scandal that's unfolding
I'm a picture that I'm holding
of someone who is cool
someone who is cool
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Old Jan 16, 2005, 02:38 PM   #4
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I think this song is absolutely beautiful:

You've Got a Friend
James Taylor

When youíre down and troubled
And you need a helping hand
And nothing, whoa nothing is going right.
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest nights.

You just call out my name,
And you know whereever I am
Iíll come running, oh yeah baby
To see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall,
All you have to do is call
And Iíll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Youíve got a friend.

If the sky above you
Should turn dark and full of clouds
And that old north wind should begin to blow
Keep your head together and call my name out loud
And soon I will be knocking upon your door.
You just call out my name and you know where ever I am
Iíll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you got to do is call
And Iíll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Hey, ainít it good to know that youíve got a friend?
People can be so cold.
Theyíll hurt you and desert you.
Well theyíll take your soul if you let them.
Oh yeah, but donít you let them.

You just call out my name and you know wherever I am
Iíll come running to see you again.
Oh babe, donít you know that,
Winter spring summer or fall,
Hey now, all youíve got to do is call.
Lord, Iíll be there, yes I will.
Youíve got a friend.
Youíve got a friend.
Ainít it good to know youíve got a friend.
Ainít it good to know youíve got a friend.
Youíve got a friend.
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 05:45 AM   #5
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Default Re: Wonderfully Clever Lyrics

I would say anything off of Dylan's Blood On The Tracks but this verse strikes me as especially clever.
From Idiot Wind:

Someone's got it in for me, they're planting stories in the press
Whoever it is I wish they'd cut it out but when they will I can only guess.
They say I shot a man named Gray and took his wife to Italy,
She inherited a million bucks and when she died it came to me.
I can't help it if I'm lucky.
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 12:47 PM   #6
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I would say anything off of Dylan's Blood On The Tracks

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Oh! I love that album, it's so great! Idiot Wind is an awesome song.
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 05:22 PM   #7
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I love "You've Got A Friend" too Harb

this is my pick, this song is the family bedtime song for 2 generations now...

"Circle Game" ~ Joni Mitchell

Yesterday a child came out to wonder
Caught a dragonfly inside a jar
Fearful when the sky was full of thunder
And tearful at the falling of a star
Then the child moved ten times round the seasons
Skated over ten clear frozen streams
Words like, when youíre older, must appease him
And promises of someday make his dreams
And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and dawn
Weíre captive on the carousel of time
We canít return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game.

Sixteen springs and sixteen summers gone now
Cartwheels turn to car wheels thru the town
And they tell him,
Take your time, it wonít be long now
Till you drag your feet to slow the circles down
And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and dawn
Weíre captive on the carousel of time
We canít return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game

So the years spin by and now the boy is twenty
Though his dreams have lost some grandeur
Coming true
Thereíll be new dreams, maybe better dreams and plenty
Before the last revolving year is through.
And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
Weíre captive on the carousel of time
We canít return, we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game
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Old Jan 18, 2005, 01:38 PM   #8
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I would say anything off of Dylan's Blood On The Tracks

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Oh definitely! That album is filled with irony, intelligence and beauty... one of the best albums I've heard. "Simple Twist Of Fate" is a very smart story, for instance:

Simple Twist Of Fate

They sat together in the park
As the evening sky grew dark,
She looked at him and he felt a spark tingle to his bones.
'Twas then he felt alone and wished that he'd gone straight
And watched out for a simple twist of fate.

They walked along by the old canal
A little confused, I remember well
And stopped into a strange hotel with a neon burnin' bright.
He felt the heat of the night hit him like a freight train
Moving with a simple twist of fate.

A saxophone someplace far off played
As she was walkin' by the arcade.
As the light bust through a beat-up shade where he was wakin' up,
She dropped a coin into the cup of a blind man at the gate
And forgot about a simple twist of fate.

He woke up, the room was bare
He didn't see her anywhere.
He told himself he didn't care, pushed the window open wide,
Felt an emptiness inside to which he just could not relate
Brought on by a simple twist of fate.

He hears the ticking of the clocks
And walks along with a parrot that talks,
Hunts her down by the waterfront docks where the sailers all come in.
Maybe she'll pick him out again, how long must he wait
Once more for a simple twist of fate.

People tell me it's a sin
To know and feel too much within.
I still believe she was my twin, but I lost the ring.
She was born in spring, but I was born too late
Blame it on a simple twist of fate.




Last verse is especially great. And yes, "Idiot Wind" is one of the best songs ever.
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Bus Driver's Prayer

Our Father,
Who art in Hendon
Harrow Road be Thy name
Thy Kingston come
Thy Wimbledon
In Erith as it is in Hendon.
Give us this day our Berkhampstead
And forgive us our Westminsters
As we forgive those who Westminster against us.
Lead us not into Temple Station
And deliver us from Ealing,
For thine is the Kingston
The Purley and the Crawley,
For Iver and Iver
Crouch End.


England's Glory

This oneís for Julie, who we love
I love her almost as I do Alma
But we donít do Alma no more
Itís called ĎEnglandís Gloryí, if you wanna sing
Please sing

There are jewels in the crown of England's glory
And every jewel shines a thousand ways

Frankie Howerd, NoŽl Coward and garden gnomes
Frankie Vaughan, Kenneth Horne, Sherlock Holmes
Monty, Biggles and Old King Cole
In the pink or on the dole
Oliver Twist and Long John Silver
Captain Cook and Nelly Dean
Enid Blyton, Gilbert Harding
Malcolm Sargeant, Graham Greene (Graham Greene)

All the jewels in the crown of England's glory
Too numerous to mention, but a few
And every one could tell a different story
And show old England's glory something new

Nice bit of kipper and Jack the Ripper and Upton Park
Gracie, Cilla, Maxy Miller, Petula Clark
Winkles, Woodbines, Walnut Whips
Vera Lynn and Stafford Cripps
Lady Chatterley, Muffin the Mule
Winston Churchill, Robin Hood
Beatrix Potter, Baden-Powell
Beecham's powders, Yorkshire pud (Yorkshire pud)

With Billy Bunter, Jane Austen
Reg Hampton, George Formby
Billy Fury, Little Titch
Uncle Mac, Mr. Pastry and all
Uncle mac, Mr. Pastry and all

Alright england?
Go on england
Oh england

All the jewels in the crown of England's glory
Too numerous to mention, but a few
And every one could tell a different story
And show old England's glory something new

Somerset Maugham, Top Of The Form with the Boys' Brigade
Mortimer Wheeler, Christine Keeler and the Board of Trade
Henry Cooper, wakey wakey, England's labour
Standard Vanguard, spotted dick, England's workers
England's glory.


Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

In the deserts of Sudan
and the gardens of Japan
From Milan to Yucatan
Every woman, every man

Hit me with your rhythm stick.
Hit me! Hit me!
Je t'adore, ich liebe dich,
Hit me! hit me! hit me!
Hit me with your rhythm stick.
Hit me slowly, hit me quick.
Hit me! Hit me! Hit me!

In the wilds of Borneo
And the vineyards of Bordeaux
Eskimo, Arapaho
Move their body to and fro.

Hit me with your rhythm stick.
Hit me! Hit me!
Das ist gut! C'est fantastique!
Hit me! hit me! hit me!
Hit me with your rhythm stick.
It's nice to be a lunatic.
Hit me! Hit me! Hit me!

Hit me! Hit me! Hit me!

In the dock of Tiger Bay
On the road to Mandalay
From Bombay to Santa Fe
Over hills and far away

Hit me with your rhythm stick.
Hit me! Hit me!
C'est si bon, mm? Ist es nicht?
Hit me! hit me! hit me!
Hit me with your rhythm stick.
Two fat persons, click, click, click.
Hit me! Hit me! Hit me!

Hit me! Hit me! Hit me!
Hit me!
Hit me!
Hit me! Ow!
Hit me!
Hit me!
Hit me! hit me!
Hit me! (x5)
Hit me! Hit me! Hit me!


My Old Man

My old man wore three-piece whistles
He was never home for long
Drove a bus for London Transport
He knew where he belonged
Number 18 down to Euston
Double decker move along
Double decker move along
My old man

Later on he drove a Roller
Chauffeuring for foreign men
Dropped his aitches on occasion
Said ďCor Blimey!Ē now and then
Did the crossword in the Standard
At the airport in the rain
At the airport in the rain
My old man

Wouldnít never let his guvnors
Call him ĎBillyí, he was proud
Personal reasons make a difference
His last boss was allowed
Perhaps he had to keep his distance
Made a racket when he rowed
Made a racker when he rowed
My old man
my old man

My old man was fairly handsome
He smokes too many cigs
Lived in one room in Victoria
He was tidy in his digs
Had to have an operation
When his ulcer got too big
When his ulcer got too big
My old man

Seven years went out the window
We met as one to one
Died before weíd done much talking
But relations had begun
All the while we thoughT about each other
All the best mate, from your son
All the best mate, from your son
My old man
My old man


Reasons to Be Cheerful

Why don't you get back into bed?
Why don't you get back into bed?
Why don't you get back into bed?
Why don't you get back into bed?
Why don't you get back into bed?
Why don't you get back into bed?
Why don't you get back into bed?
Why don't you get back into bed?
Why don't you get back into bed?
Why don't you get back into bed?

Reasons to be cheerful part 3

1 - 2 - 3

Summer, Buddy Holly, the working folly
Good golly Miss Molly and boats
Hammersmith Palais, the Bolshoi Ballet
Jump back in the alley and nanny goats

18-wheeler Scammels, Domenecker camels
All other mammals plus equal votes
Seeing Piccadilly, Fanny Smith and Willy
Being rather silly, and porridge oats

A bit of grin and bear it, a bit of come and share it
You're welcome, we can spare it - yellow socks
Too short to be haughty, too nutty to be naughty
Going on 40 - no electric shocks

The juice of the carrot, the smile of the parrot
A little drop of claret - anything that rocks
Elvis and Scotty, days when I ain't spotty,
Sitting on the potty - curing smallpox

Reasons to be cheerful part 3
Reasons to be cheerful part 3
Reasons to be cheerful part 3
Reasons to be cheerful part 3

1 - 2 - 3

Reasons to be cheerful part 3

Health service glasses
Gigolos and brasses
Round or skinny bottoms

Take your mum to Paris
Lighting up the chalice
Wee Willy Harris!

Bantu Stephen Biko, listening to Rico
Harpo, Groucho, Chico

Cheddar cheese and pickle, the Vincent motorsickle
Slap and tickle
Woody Allen, Dali, Dimitri and Pasquale
Balabalabala and Volare

Something nice to study, phoning up a buddy
Being in my nuddy
Saying hokey-dokey, singalonga Smokey
Coming out of chokey

John Coltrane's soprano, Adi Celentano
Bonar Colleano

Reasons to be cheerful part 3
Reasons to be cheerful part 3
Reasons to be cheerful part 3
Reasons to be cheerful part 3

1 - 2 - 3

Yes yes
Dear dear
Perhaps next year
Or maybe even never

In which case

Reasons to be cheerful part 3
Reasons to be cheerful part 3
Reasons to be cheerful part 3
Reasons to be cheerful part 3
Reasons to be cheerful part 3
Reasons to be cheerful part 3
Reasons to be cheerful part 3
Reasons to be cheerful part 3
Reasons to be cheerful part 3

1 - 2 - 3

Reasons to be cheerful part 3
Reasons to be cheerful part 3
Reasons to be cheerful part 3
Reasons to be cheerful part 3

1 - 2 - 3

Reasons to be cheerful part 3.


Sweet Gene Vincent

Blue Gene baby

Skinny white sailor, the chances were slender
The beauties were brief
Shall I mourn your decline with some Thunderbird wine
and a black handkerchief?
I miss your sad Virginia whisper
I miss the voice that called my heart

Sweet Gene Vincent
Young and old and gone
Sweet Gene Vincent

Who, who, who slapped John?

White face, black shirt
White socks, black shoes
Black hair, white strat
Bled white, died black

Sweet Gene Vincent
Let the blue roll tonight
at the sock hop ball in the union hall
Where the bop is their delight

Here come duck-tailed Danny dragging Uncanny Annie
She's the one with the flying feet
You can break the peace daddy sickle grease
The beat is reet complete
and you jump back honey in the dungarees
Tight sweater and a pony-tail
Will you guess her age when she comes back stage?
The hoodlums bite their nails

Black gloves, white frost
Black crepe, white lead
White sheet, black knight
Jet black, dead white

Sweet Gene Vincent
There's one in every town
and the devil drives 'till the hearse arrives
and you lay that pistol down

Sweet gene Vincent
There's nowhere left to hide
With lazy skin and ash-tray eyes
A perforated pride

So farewell mademoiselle, knickerbocker hotel
Farewell to money owed
But when your leg still hurts and you need more shirts
You got to get back on the road.


There Ain't Half Been Some Clever B*stards

Noel Coward was a charmer.
As a writer he was Brahma.
Velvet jackets and pyjamas,
'The Gay Divorce' and other dramas.

There ain't half been some clever b*stards
(Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders)
There ain't half been some clever b*s-tards.

Van Gogh did some eyeball pleasers.
He must have been a pencil squeezer.
He didn't do the Mona Lisa,
That was an Italian geezer.

There ain't half been some clever b*stards
(Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders)
There ain't half been some clever b*s-tards.

Einstein can't be classed as witless.
He claimed atoms were the littlest.
When you did a bit of splitting-em-ness
Frighten everybody sh*tless

There ain't half been some clever b*stards.
Probably got help from their mum
(who had help from her mum).
There ain't half been some clever b*stards.
Now that we've had some,
Let's hope that there's lots more to come.

There ain't half been some clever b*stards
(Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders)
There ain't half been some clever b*s-tards.

Okey-dokey!
Oh!
Segovia.
Da-laa la-laa da-daa da-lee
De dump di dump de dump-dump-diddle li-lee.

There ain't half been some clever b*stards
(Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders)
There ain't half been some clever b*stards
(Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders)
There ain't half been some clever b*stards
(Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders)
There ain't half been some clever........
..................................b*stards.


What a Waste

I could be the driver, an articulated lorry
I could be a poet, I wouldn't need to worry
I could be a teacher in a classroom full of scholars
I could be the sergeant in a squadron full of wallahs

What a waste
What a waste
What a waste
What a waste

Because I chose to play the fool in a six-piece band,
First-night nerves every one-night stand.
I should be glad to be so inclined.
What a waste! What a waste!
But I don't mind.

I could be a lawyer with stratagems and ruses
I could be a doctor with poultices and bruises
I could be a writer with a growing reputation
I could be the ticket man at Fulham Broadway Station

What a waste (x4)

Because I chose to play the fool in a six-piece band,
First-night nerves every one-night stand.
I should be glad to be so inclined.
What a waste! What a waste!
Rock and roll don't mind.

I could be the catalyst that sparks the revolution
I could be an inmate in a long-term institution
I could dream to wide extremes, I could do or die
I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch the world go by

What a waste (x4)

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I absolutely love Blood on the tracks.

But in my mind I have a special place for these lyrics...

LAUGHING - DAVID CROSBY

thought I met a man
Who said he knew a man
Who knew what was going on

I was mistaken
Only another stranger
That I knew

And I thought I had found a light
To guide me through
My night and all this darkness

I was mistaken
Only reflections of a shadow
That I saw

And I thought I'd seen someone
Who seemed at last
To know the truth

I was mistaken
Only a child laughing
In the sun

Ah, ah, ah ...
In the sun
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WOODEN SHIPS - David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Paul Kantner

If you smile at me you know I will understand
Cause that is something everybody everywhere does
In the same language
I can see by your coat my friend that you're from the other side
There's just one thing I got to know
Can you tell me please who won
You must try some of my purple berries
I been eating them for six or seven weeks now
Haven't got sick once
Probably keep us both alive
Wooden ships on the water very free and easy
Easy you know the way it's supposed to be
Silver people on the shoreline leave us be
Very free and easy
Sail away where the mornin sun goes high
Sail away where the wind blows sweet and young birds fly
Take a sister by her hand
Lead her far from this barren land
Horror grips us as we watch you die
All we can do is echo your anguished cry and
Stare as all you human feelings die
We are leaving
You don't need us
Go and take a sister by her hand
Lead her far from this foreign land
Somewhere where we might laugh again
We are leaving
You don't need us
Sailing ships on the water very free and easy
Easy you know the way it's supposed to be
Silver people on the shoreline leave us be
Very free
And gone
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Lovely Claudio, but then they are my 2nd favorite group, set of writers, who wouldn't love those lyrics...
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I love this one for the sentiment

"Lady Of The Harbor"

Our lady of the harbor
Lady of the light
An immigrant like all who came before
She says give me your homeless
Your landless and your poor
Come see what we believe
Behind this open door
That all are created equal
And given half a chance
They can work out all their differences
Their distance in the dance.

How many eyes, through how many tears
Saw the promised land when they saw you
For how many years
The country's got so big
We hardly know one another
It's hard to think someone you don't know
could really be your brother.

But wasn't that the idea
When we started out
In school that what they said
The constitution was about

And many good men died
maybe more next week
So we could have the freedom
To believe and think and speak.

And anyway sweet lady
I just wanted you to know
There's a lot of us out here
Who like to see your torch's glow.

this is another good one

"Lady Of The Island"

Holding you close undisturbed before the fire
The pressure in my chest when you breath in my ear
We both knew this would happen when you first appeared
My lady of the island

The browness of your body in the fire glow
Except the places where the sun refused to go
Our bodies were a perfect fit in afterglow
We lay, my lady of the island

Letting myself wander through the world inside your eyes
You know I'd like to stay here until every tear runs dry
Do do do do do do.....
My lady of the island

Wrapped around each other in the peeping sun
Beams of sunshine light the stage, the red light's on
I never want to finish what I've just begun with you
My lady of the island

here's another one of my favorites

"Heartland"

People come and go
Living other lives
Running everywhere at such a speed
Never taking time
To open up their eyes
Never knowing where life leads

In the heartland people everywhere
Try to share their hopes and dreams
In the heartland on any given day
You can find your way back home

Take another breath
And take another chance
Take another look at who you are
And get ready for your life
'Cos it's such a crazy dance
So open up and you'll go far

Into the heartland people everywhere
Try to share their hopes and dreams
In the heartland on any given day
You can find your way back home

We've been running so far away
From where our lives belong
Will we ever get back to the rhythm of the heartbeat
Do you ever feel sad
For those whose hearts have turned to stone
You are not alone

It's time to take it slow
Time to take a rest
Time to leave the fast lane far behind
Life is hard enough, I know
But you can only do your best
To get in in your hearts and minds

That in the heartland people everywhere
Try to share their hopes and dreams
In the heartland on any given day
You can find your way back home

In the heartland people everywhere
Try to share their hopes and dreams
In the heartland on any given day...
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<font color="purple"> Oh, I love "There Ain't Half Been Some Clever B*stards", Paolo! That's one of the best songs ever, IMHO! I grew up listening to that thing (my dad played it quite often for us!)

Two from me right now (hopefully more later, as I can think of them):

Nights In White Satin
by Moody Blues
(my second favorite band! CSN being one of the next up on the list...)

Nights in white satin, never reaching the end
Letters I've written, never meaning to send
Beauty I've always missed, with these eyes before
Just what the truth is, I can't say anymore
'Cause I love you, yes I love you, oh, how I love you

Gazing at people, some hand in hand
Just what I'm going through, they can't understand
Some try to tell me, thoughts they cannot defend
Just what you want to be, you will be in the end
And I love you, yes I love you
Oh, how I love you, oh, how I love you

(musical part)

Nights in white satin, never reaching the end
Letters I've written, never meaning to send
Beauty I've always missed, with these eyes before
Just what the truth is, I can't say anymore
'Cause I love you, yes I love you
Oh, how I love you, oh, how I love you

'Cause I love you, yes I love you
Oh, how I love you, oh, how I love you

(Spoken)
Breathe deep the gathering gloom
Watch lights fade from every room
Bedsetter people look back and lament
Another day's useless energy's spent
Impassioned lovers wrestle as one
Lonely man cries for love and has none
New mother picks up and suckles her son
Senior citizens wish they were young
Cold-hearted orb that rules the night
Removes the colors from our sight
Red is grey and yellow white,
But we decide which is right,
And which is an illusion.


--Love the imagery in that one... so brilliant!

And, another great, and clever one (Paul and Linda's song it was, I believe...):

Whiter Shade Of Pale
by Procol Harum

We skipped the light fandango
turned cartwheels 'cross the floor
I was feeling kinda seasick
but the crowd called out for more
The room was humming harder
as the ceiling flew away
When we called out for another drink
the waiter brought a tray

And so it was that later
as the miller told his tale
that her face, at first just ghostly,
turned a whiter shade of pale
She said, 'There is no reason
and the truth is plain to see.'
But I wandered through my playing cards
and would not let her be
one of sixteen vestal virgins
who were leaving for the coast
and although my eyes were open
they might have just as well've been closed

She said, 'I'm home on shore leave,'
though in truth we were at sea
so I took her by the looking glass
and forced her to agree
saying, 'You must be the mermaid
who took Neptune for a ride.'
But she smiled at me so sadly
that my anger straightway died

If music be the food of love
then laughter is its queen
and likewise if behind is in front
then dirt in truth is clean
My mouth by then like cardboard
seemed to slip straight through my head
So we crash-dived straightway quickly
and attacked the ocean bed

--it means something deep and heavy, but as to what that is, it's up to the listener.... love that!

Anyway...that's my contribution for now! ! Peace all!
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Old Jan 22, 2005, 09:40 PM   #14
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"Morning Desire" written by Kenny Loggins/performed by Kenny Rogers...

Here itís seven in the am,
Itís gonna take more then wakin to rise me
I wake up with this need again
But feel the love of the woman beside me
Itís just one of those days
When I wana lay here with her
And love her before I leave
And listen to the rain fall up on the roof
And the thunder sounds like horses hooves

Oh I listen to her breathe
And it makes me wana wake her up
And tell her that Iím on fire
With morning desire

It looks like Iím gonna be late again
And I need to get up and get moviní
And Iím tryiní
But the longer I keep stalling
The more I think about calliní in and lieing here
Itís just one of those days
When I wana stay here with her
And watch her while she sleeps
And listen to the rain fall up on the roof
And the thunder sounds like horses hooves

Oh I listen to her breathe
And it makes me wana wake her up
And tell her that Iím on fire
With morning desire

Well I love to hear the rain falliní on the roof
And the thunder sounds like horses hooves

Oh I listen to her breathe
And it makes me wana wake her up
And tell her that Iím on fire
With morning desire

With morning desire (lovely way to describe you're love)
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I want to tell you a story
About a little man
If I can.
A gnome named Grimble Grumble.
And little gnomes stay in their homes.
Eating, sleeping, drinking their wine.
He wore a scarlet tunic,
A blue green hood,
It looked quite good.
He had a big adventure
Amidst the grass
Fresh air at last.
Wining, dining, biding his time.
And then one day - hooray!
Another way for gnomes to say
Hoooooooooray.
Look at the sky, look at the river
Isn't it good?
Look at the sky, look at the river
Isn't it good?
Winding, finding places to go.
And then one day - hooray!
Another way for gnomes to say
Hoooooooooray.
Hooooooooooooooray.

The Gnome Sid Barrett
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twovirgins Posted:
I want to tell you a story
About a little man
If I can.
A gnome named Grimble Grumble.
And little gnomes stay in their homes.
Eating, sleeping, drinking their wine.
He wore a scarlet tunic,
A blue green hood,
It looked quite good.
He had a big adventure
Amidst the grass
Fresh air at last.
Wining, dining, biding his time.
And then one day - hooray!
Another way for gnomes to say
Hoooooooooray.
Look at the sky, look at the river
Isn't it good?
Look at the sky, look at the river
Isn't it good?
Winding, finding places to go.
And then one day - hooray!
Another way for gnomes to say
Hoooooooooray.
Hooooooooooooooray.

The Gnome Sid Barrett


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It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) is an awesome song! Dylan is exceptionally clever. Especially in this perticular line:

Old lady judges watch people in pairs
Limited in sex, they dare
To push fake morals, insult and stare
While money doesn't talk, it swears
Obscenity, who really cares
Propaganda, all is phony.

While them that defend what they cannot see
With a killer's pride, security
It blows the minds most bitterly
For them that think death's honesty
Won't fall upon them naturally
Life sometimes
Must get lonely.



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Bob is ALWAYS good for clever lyrics
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"Songs To Aging Children Come" Joni Mitchell

Through the windless wells of wonder
By the throbbing light machine
In a tea leaf trance or under
Orders from the king and queen

Songs to aging children come
Aging children, I am one

People hurry by so quickly
Don't they hear the melodies
In the chiming and the clicking
And the laughing harmonies

Songs to aging children come
Aging children, I am one

Some come dark and strange like dying
Crows and ravens whistling
Lines of weeping, strings of crying
So much said in listening

Songs to aging children come
Aging children, I am one

Does the moon play only silver
When it strums the galaxy
Dying roses will they will their
Perfumed rhapsodies to me

Songs to aging children came
This is one
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We are all Water** john lennon

There may be not much
difference
Between Chairmon Mao and
Richard Nixon
If we strip them naked.

There may be not much
difference
Between Marylin Monroe and
Lenny Bruce
If we check their coffins.

There may be not much
difference
Between White House and and
Hall of People
If we count their windows.

There may be not much
difference
Between Raquel Welch and
Jerry Rubin
If we hear their heartbeat.


We are all water from
different rivers
Thatís why itís so easy to to meet
We are all water in this vast,
vast ocean
Someday weíll evaporate
together.

There may be not much
difference
Between Eldridge Cleaver and
Queen of England
If we bottle their tears

There may be not much
difference
Between Charles Manson and the Pope
If we press their smile

There may be not much
difference
Between Rockefeller and you
If we hear you sing.

There may be not much
difference
Between Rockefeller and you
If we show our dreams
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