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Re: Lyric Appreciation Zone

Postby Neon on Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:18 am

Excuse the double post:

Counting Crows - Raining in Baltimore

This circus is falling down on its knees
The big top is crumbling down
It's raining in Baltimore fifty miles east
Where you should be, no one's around
I need a phone call
I need a raincoat
I need a big love
I need a phone call
These train conversations are passing me by
And I don't have nothing to say
You get what you pay for
But I just had no intention of living this way
I need a phone call
I need a plane ride
I need a sunburn
I need a raincoat
And I get no answers
And I don't get no change
It's raining in Baltimore, baby
But everything else is the same
There's things I remember and things I forget
I miss you I guess that I should
Three thousand five hundred miles away
But what would you change if you could?
I need a phone call Maybe I should buy a new car
I can always hear a freight train Baby, if I listen real hard
And I wish, I wish it was a small world
Because I'm lonely for the big towns
I'd like to hear a little guitar
I guess it's time to put the top down
I need a phone call
I need a raincoat
I really need a raincoat
I really really need a rain coat
I really really really need a rain coat
I really need a raincoat
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Re: Lyric Appreciation Zone

Postby Neon on Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:58 pm

Sorry, triple post time:

I sold my piano
It couldn't come with me
I locked up my bedroom
And I walked out into the air
When nothing I needed
Is left there behind me
I walk out through the shadows
Of Washington Square

I wandered the highways from Dublin to Berkeley
And I heard the songbirds of Valley Paurine
I love like a fountain
And it left me with nothing
Just the memories of walking through Washington Square

Now I live in the shadows
Where light is electric
And time is a number
That rests on a wall

And nobody knows me
My friends and my family
Are as far from this city
As Washington Square

So cover this warm night
In a blanket of starlight
Then I'll follow this freeway
Out into the air

In case you should wonder
And wanted to find me
I'm traveling homeward to Washington Square
I'm traveling homeward to Washington Square
Washington Square
Washington Square

For geographic reference:
Washington Square, San Francisco, CA
http://g.co/maps/afwc4
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Re: Lyric Appreciation Zone

Postby FlutterBy on Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:59 am

Sailor's poem - Grim Fandango

It shone pale as a bone,
As I stood there alone
And thought to myself how the moon
that night cast its light
on my heart's true delight
And the reef, where her body was strewn
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"You told me dragons did not exist....
Then led me to their lairs"
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Re: Lyric Appreciation Zone

Postby a fishstick on Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:53 pm

Mister Mister: Kyrie

The wind blows hard against this mountain side
Across the sea into my soul
It reaches into where I cannot hide
Setting my feet upon the road

My heart is old it holds my memories
My baby burns agem like flame
Somewhere between the soul and soft machine
Is where I find myself again

*CHORUS*
Kyrie Eleison
Down the road that I must travel
Kyrie Eleison
Through the darkness of the night
Kyrie Eleison
Where I'm going will you follow
Kyrie Eleison
On a highway in the light

When I was young I thought of growing old
Of what my life would mean to me
Would I have followed down my chosen road
Or only wished what I could be
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Re: Lyric Appreciation Zone

Postby Mischief T. Maker on Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:27 am

This one is from Andy Summers of The Police. (Sooo underrated as a guitarist and, One Sick Puppy!)

"Friends"

I likes to eat my friends
And make no bones about it
I likes to eat my friends
I couldn't do without it
Ain't a man or poet, friend
I know just how you'll taste
Your limbs go sliding down my throat
And never go to waste

Your death of course, will sadden me
Until I grok your essence
I know your life was not in vain
When digestion is commencing
Consider this a celebration
And the deepest pact of friends
And I hope that you will dine on me
When I come to an end

Even friends may come to you
With a new found revelation
But think of it as life renewed
And not their termination
"To know you is to eat you,"
Should be the code of lovers
Death brings the highest act of love
Preserved for one another

People say that what you are
Is only what you eat
And my friends become a part of me
Oh it's then that life's complete
To know you is to eat you
The act of love supreme
Each one of us inside himself
Can appetise the dream
And close your eyes with holy dread,
For he on honey-dew hath fed,
And drunk the milk of Paradise.


from "Kubla Khan or A Vision in a Dream" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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Re: Lyric Appreciation Zone

Postby Neon on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:53 pm

Exposé - I'll never get over you getting over me.

I hear you're taking the town again.
Havin' a good time
With all your good-time friends.
I don't think that you think of me.
You're on your own now
And I'm alone and free.

I know that I should get on with my life,
But a life lived without you could never be right.

As long as the stars shine down from the heavens,
Long as the rivers run to the sea,
I'll never get over you getting over me.

I try to smile so the hurt won't show
Tell everybody that I was glad to see you go
But the tears just won't go away (Won't go away)
Loneliness found me
Looks like it's here to stay

I know that I oughta find someone new
But all I find is myself always thinkin' of you

As long as the stars shine down from the heavens
Long as the rivers run to the sea
I'll never get over you getting over me.

Oh! No matter what I do
Each night's a lifetime to live through
I can't go on like this
I need your touch
You're the only one I'll ever love

Oh, oh. ah...

And as long as the stars shine down from the heavens
Long as the rivers run to the sea
I'll never get over you getting over me.

I'll never get over you getting over

Never get over you getting over

I'll never get over you getting over me
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Re: Lyric Appreciation Zone

Postby Neon on Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:06 pm

Excuse the double post again.

"Somebody That I Used To Know"
(feat. Kimbra)

[Gotye:]
Now and then I think of when we were together
Like when you said you felt so happy you could die
Told myself that you were right for me
But felt so lonely in your company
But that was love and it's an ache I still remember

You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness
Like resignation to the end, always the end
So when we found that we could not make sense
Well you said that we would still be friends
But I'll admit that I was glad it was over

But you didn't have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
And I don't even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough
No you didn't have to stoop so low
Have your friends collect your records and then change your number
I guess that I don't need that though
Now you're just somebody that I used to know

Now you're just somebody that I used to know
Now you're just somebody that I used to know

[Kimbra:]
Now and then I think of all the times you screwed me over
But had me believing it was always something that I'd done
But I don't wanna live that way
Reading into every word you say
You said that you could let it go
And I wouldn't catch you hung up on somebody that you used to know

[Gotye:]
But you didn't have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
And I don't even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough
No you didn't have to stoop so low
Have your friends collect your records and then change your number
I guess that I don't need that though
Now you're just somebody that I used to know

[x2]
Somebody
(I used to know)
Somebody
(Now you're just somebody that I used to know)

(I used to know)
(That I used to know)
(I used to know)
Somebody
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