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Lyrics that you feel, you dont just hear.
« on: January 13, 2010, 10:41:36 PM »
Maybe a verse, a line, or an entire song. Lyrics that have settled you, woke you up, moved you during your life.

Ill start:
Open Your Mind (M. Etheridge)

How come there's so many people willing to suffer
So they get up and suffer every day
They think they were put on this Earth to suffer
And, by God, they're going to suffer
Until they suffer their lives away

How come so many are willing to say
There is no sense
There is no plan
Yet they will not believe
The ancient mysteries
Passed down through time into their hands

If my choice is despair or wonder
On the line between truth and belief
Do I just let the tide take me under
Or do I let the fascination come on and rain all over me

Open your mind
You have been blind
Imagine the answers
Or questions will be all you find
Open your mind

The grooves in my life were unforgiving
Over the years I laid them down night after night
Work-eat-sleep
Work-eat-sleep
Suffocating my delight
Until I was dragged into the light
Into the stillness
Into the white hot flame of my deepest fears
And when I came crashing through
Humbled and true
I was better than I've been in years

If my choice is end or beginning
In my perception between death and life
I'll keep on with this message I'm sending
We may not know how or when
But don't you wanna know why?

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Re: Lyrics that you feel, you dont just hear.
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2010, 07:36:30 PM »
This was the only rock song my late father liked.
 It really kinda described him in more ways than I think even he knew.
 I havent heard this song but three times since he passed away,, once was at his funeral.
I hear it and I get really misty eyed.

Something To Believe In

Well I see him on the TV
preachin' bout the promise land
He tells me to believe in Jesus
and steals the money from my hand
Some say he was a good man
but Lord I think he sinned, yeah

22 years of mental tears
cries a suicidal Vietnam vet
Who fought a losing war
on a foreign shore
to find his country
didn't want him back

Their bullets took his
best friend in Saigon
Our lawyers took his wife
his kids, no regrets
In a time I don't remember
In a war he can't forget

He cries "Forgive me for
what I've done there
Cause I never meant
the things I did"

(chorus)
And give me something to believe in
if there's a Lord above
And give me something to believe in
Oh, Lord arise

Our best friend died a lonely man
In some Palm Springs hotel room
I got the call last Christmas Eve
And they told me the news

I tried all night not
to break down and cry
as the tears rolled down my face
I felt so cold and empty
like a lost soul out of place
And the mirror, mirror on the wall
sees my smile it fades again

(chorus)

Sometimes I wish to God
I didn't know now
The things I didn't know then

Road you gotta take me home

(instrumental)

I drive by the homeless
sleepin' on a cold dark street
like bodies in and open grave
Underneath the broken old neon sign
that used to read "Jesus Saves"

A mile away live the rich folk
and I see how they're living it up
While the poor they eat
from hand to mouth
The rich is drinkin'
from a golden cup
And it just makes me wonder
why so many lose
and so few win, hey

(chorus)

(Sung simultaneously with chorus)
You take the high road
and I'll take the low road
You take the high road
and I'll take the low road

Sometime I wish to God
I didn't know now
the things I didn't know then

And give me something to believe in
yeah yeah
I keep my standards low.
That way im never disapointed.

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Re: Lyrics that you feel, you dont just hear.
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010, 09:45:16 PM »
 For My Joanne (Wife) who Past away three years ago  >:( :( :'(

 Joe Cocker

 You are so Beautiful to me


 You are so beautiful
 To me
 You are so beautiful
 To me
 Can't you see
 You're everything I hoped for
 You're everything I need
 You are so beautiful
 To me
 
 
 You are so wonderful
 To me
 You are so wonderful
 To me
 Can't you see
 You're everything I hoped for
 You're everything I need
 You are so wonderful
 To me
 
 
 You are so beautiful
 To me
 You are so beautiful
 To me
 Can't you see
 You're everything I hoped for
 You're everything I need
 You are so beautiful
 To me

Paul

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Re: Lyrics that you feel, you dont just hear.
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2010, 07:20:08 PM »
This was released at the end of the Bush era. Sadly, its still pertinent today.

"Hands Held High"

Turn my mic up louder I got to say something
Light weights step to the side when we come in

Feel it in your chest the syllables get pumping
People on the street they panic and start running

Words on loose leaf sheet complete coming
I jump in my mind and summon the rhyme, I'm dumping

Healing the blind I promise to let the sun in
Sick of the dark ways we march to the drum and

Jump when they tell us that they wanna see jumping
golly that I wanna see some fists pumping

Risk something, take back what's yours
Say something that you know they might attack you for

Cause I'm sick of being treated like I have before
Like it's stupid standing for what I'm standing for

Like this war's really just a different brand of war
Like it doesn't cater the rich and abandon poor

Like they understand you in the back of the jet
When you can't put gas in your tank

These gits are laughing their way to the bank and cashing the cheque
Asking you to have compassion and have some respect

For a leader so nervous in an obvious way
Stuttering and mumbling for nightly news to replay

And the rest of the world watching at the end of the day
In their living room laughing like "what did he say?"

[Chorus:]
Amen
Amen
Amen
Amen
Amen

In my living room watching but I am not laughing
Cause when it gets tense I know what might happen

World is cold the bold men take action
Have to react or get blown into fractions

Ten years old it's something to see
Another kid my age drugged under a jeep

Taken and bound and found later under a tree
I wonder if he had thought the next one could be me

Do you see the soldiers they're out today
They brush the dust from bullet proof vests away

It's ironic at times like this you pray
But a bomb blew the mosque up yesterday

There's bombs in the buses, bikes, roads
Inside your market, your shops, your clothes

My dad he's got a lot of fear I know
But enough pride inside not to let that show

My brother had a book he would hold with pride
A little red cover with a broken spine

On the back, he hand-wrote a quote inside
When the rich wage war it's the poor who die

Meanwhile, the leader just talks away
Stuttering and mumbling for nightly news to replay

And the rest of the world watching at the end of the day
both scared and angry like "what did he say?"

[Chorus x6]

[x6]
With hands held high into the sky so blue,
As the ocean opens up to swallow you.

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Re: Lyrics that you feel, you dont just hear.
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2010, 07:37:44 PM »
What Happens Tomorrow

I believe if I look hard enough
I will see
That there can be enough
I believe I can think clear enough
To conceive
A place where there's enough

If not now, when
If not today then
What happens tomorrow
What happens tomorrow
If you become the change
You want to see you change
What happens tomorrow
What happens tomorrow

I believe that we are waking up from the spell
That those that profit from the fear
Cast so well
And good people of the earth now can tell
There is no us and them

If not now, when
If not today then
What happens tomorrow
What happens tomorrow

All is love
All is choice
Everyone and every voice
All of life that you see
All are possibilities
As above so below
To wed the sense into the soul
This is truth I believe
I believe I believe

Truth is of the people
By the people
For the people

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Re: Lyrics that you feel, you dont just hear.
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2010, 08:49:01 PM »
I cant find the lyrics to Stay Hungry by Twisted Sister. But if anyone can,, listen to it,, it drives me to succeed in every way I can.
Allways stay hungry,, allways succeed.
I keep my standards low.
That way im never disapointed.

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Re: Lyrics that you feel, you dont just hear.
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2010, 10:04:08 AM »
I cant find the lyrics to Stay Hungry by Twisted Sister. But if anyone can,, listen to it,, it drives me to succeed in every way I can.
Allways stay hungry,, allways succeed.

Here  ;D

Stay Hungry

ARE YOU FEELING THE FIRE?
ARE YOU READY TO EXPLODE?
ARE YOUR DREAMS AND DESIRES
RIDING DOWN AN OPEN ROAD?
I'M LIKE A RUNAWAY
A HEART WITHOUT A HOME
OTHERS CAN LAUGH AND PLAY
I'LL FIGHT FOR EVERY INCH I TAKE
I'M DESPERATE TO THE BONE

STAY HUNGRY
FEEL THE FIRE
STAY HUNGRY
DON'T EXPLODE
STAY HUNGRY
WITH DESIRE
STAY HUNGRY YOU'RE ALONE

BE THE HUNTER AND THE HUNTED
KEEP YOUR TARGET IN YOUR SIGHT
DON'T BE SIDE TRACKED OR SHUNTED
LET PRETENDERS FEEL YOUR BITE
AND IF YOU START TO SLIDE
NEVER SHOW YOU'RE WEAK
DON'T FEEL YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE
REMEMBER WHAT YOU'RE FIGHTING FOR
REMEMBER WHAT YOU SEEK

STAY HUNGRY
FEEL THE FIRE
STAY HUNGRY
DON'T EXPLODE
STAY HUNGRY
WITH DESIRE
STAY HUNGRY YOU'RE ALONE
ALL RIGHT!

IF YOUR FIRE IS FADED
AND YOU CAN'T FEEL IT NO MORE
IF YOU'RE TIRED AND OVERRATED
LET ME SHOW YOU TO THE DOOR
EXPECT NO SYMPATHY
THERE'S NONE TO BE HAD
OPEN YOUR EYES AND SEE
THERE'S NO ROOM FOR THE WANNABEES.
THE HAS BEENS OR THE BAD

STAY HUNGRY
FEEL THE FIRE
STAY HUNGRY
DON'T EXPLODE
STAY HUNGRY
WITH DESIRE
STAY HUNGRY YOU'RE ALONE
STAY HUNGRY
FEEL THE FIRE
STAY HUNGRY
DON'T EXPLODE
STAY HUNGRY
WITH DESIRE
STAY HUNGRY YOU'RE ALONE


http://www.darklyrics.com/lyrics/twistedsister/stayhungry.html#1


Paul


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Re: Lyrics that you feel, you dont just hear.
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2010, 05:50:56 PM »
That song allways inspred me to succeed.
Its lyrics are so true to me .
 Anytime I feel like im losing ,,I listen to it,, and it drives me to try harder.
I keep my standards low.
That way im never disapointed.

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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2010, 05:32:25 PM »
I've needed lots of upbeat music on my playlist to ride to, so I loaded some older songs.. And, it struck me how perfect certain lyircs are.. overly simple, but spot on. And the Prince song Raspberry Beret is perfect about why he was initially attracted to the girl in the song.. because she'd done something quietly rebellious.

I was workin? part-time in a 5-and-dime
My boss was Mr. McGee
He told me several times
That he didn't like my kind cuz I was a bit 2 leisurely
It seems that I was busy doin? somethin? close 2 nothin?
But different than the day before
That's when I saw her, ooh, I saw her
She walked in through the out door, out door

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Re: Lyrics that you feel, you dont just hear.
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2010, 06:21:50 PM »
True Devotion

I was lucky for a long, long time
I never felt much pain
A mess of clouds came over me
The night it finally rained
In my hand there's a silver heart
It says you belong to me
But it's empty and used up
I'm sailing off to sea

Going down, going down
Swallow an ocean
Going down, going down
With true devotion

When the rain started coming down
It was so hard to see
Swear I lost you in the crowd
When you were right there with me
People scattering everywhere
Trying to make it back home
And I slipped and fell on my ass
I'm going down alone

All I see is icy blue
And I don't feel the waves
It doesn't matter anyhow
I know I won't be saved
Before you go to sleep tonight
Say a prayer for me, yeah
And all the other wasted souls
Drowning definitely

Note: And what scares me is Im raising my daughter to be the same way. I hope when the realization hits her that most peoples depth is no where near the depth of ours it doesnt hurt her as badly as it has me.

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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2010, 08:30:00 PM »
    :'(

"Wind Beneath My Wings"
 
  Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
 It must have been cold there in my shadow,
 to never have sunlight on your face.
 You were content to let me shine, that's your way.
 You always walked a step behind.
 
 So I was the one with all the glory,
 while you were the one with all the strength.
 A beautiful face without a name for so long.
 A beautiful smile to hide the pain.
 
 Did you ever know that you're my hero,
 and everything I would like to be?
 I can fly higher than an eagle,
 'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.
 
 It might have appeared to go unnoticed,
 but I've got it all here in my heart.
 I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it.
 I would be nothing without you.
 
 Did you ever know that you're my hero?
 You're everything I wish I could be.
 I could fly higher than an eagle,
 'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.
 
 Did I ever tell you you're my hero?
 You're everything, everything I wish I could be.
 Oh, and I, I could fly higher than an eagle,
 'cause you are the wind beneath my wings,
 'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.
 
 Oh, the wind beneath my wings.
 You, you, you, you are the wind beneath my wings.
 Fly, fly, fly away. You let me fly so high.
 Oh, you, you, you, the wind beneath my wings.
 Oh, you, you, you, the wind beneath my wings.
 
 Fly, fly, fly high against the sky,
 so high I almost touch the sky.
 Thank you, thank you,
 thank God for you, the wind beneath my wings.

TCN

Paul

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Re: Lyrics that you feel, you dont just hear.
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2010, 06:44:40 AM »
TOOL Sober

There's a shadow just behind me,
shrouding every step I take,
making every promise empty,
pointing every finger at me.
Waiting like a stalking butler
who upon the finger rests.
Murder now the pattern must we,
just because the son has come?
Jesus, won't you bless'ed whistle
something but the past and done?
Jesus, wont you bless'ed whistle
something but the past endured?

Why can't we not be sober?
I Just want to start this over.
And why can't we drink forever?
I just want to start this over.

I am just a worthless liar.
I am just an imbecile.
I will only complicate you.
Trust in me and fall as well.
I will find a center in you.
I will chew it up and leave,
I will work to elevate you
just enough to bring you down

Mother Mary won't you whisper
something but what's past and done.
Mother Mary won't you whisper
something but what's past and done.

Why can't we not be sober?
I Just want to start this over.
Ah, why can't we sleep forever?
I just want to start this over.

I am just a worthless liar.
I am just an imbecile.
I will only complicate you.
Trust in me and fall as well.
I will find a center in you.
I will chew it up and leave,
Trust me, trust me, trust me,
trust me, and trust me

Why can't we not be sober?
Just want to start this over.
Why can't we sleep forever?
Just want to start this over.

I want what I want, I want what
I want, I want what I want, I want
what I want

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Re: Lyrics that you feel, you dont just hear.
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2010, 07:15:22 PM »
I was just thinking of something this evening.....A friend, who differs greatly in their opinon of musical likes and dislike from me, once said that one of my favorite bands lyrics were simplistic and unmitigated. I couldnt really argue with the statement but right now, listening to one of my favorite songs that deeply moves me, I realized that may be true but if they are able to express something that is confined in me then they deserve my awe and gratitude and will always have it.

Thanks RUSH.  :-*

I guess throwing around your opinion doesnt really make a difference to a true music fan. They have a passion, and why you dont have to understand it, if you share the same passion you can respect it. That's all............

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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2010, 11:05:30 PM »
No more talk of darkness
Forget these wide-eyed fears
I'm here
Nothing can harm you
My words will warm and calm you
Let me be your freedom
Let daylight dry your tears
I'm here
With you, beside you
To guard you and to guide you

Say you love me every weakening moment
Turn my head with talk to summertime
Say you need me with you now and always
Promise me that all you say is true
That's all I ask of you

Let me be your shelter
Let me be your light
You're safe
No one will find you
Your fears are far behind you

All I want is freedom
A world with no more night
And you
Always beside me
To hold me and to hide me

Then say you'll share with me one love,
One lifetime
Let me lead you from your solitude
Say you want me
And you need me
Beside you
Anywhere you go, let me go too
That's all I ask of you

Say you'll share with me one love
One lifetime
Say the word and I will follow you
Share each day with me,
Each night, each morning
Say you love me
You know I do
Love me, that's all I ask you
Love me, that's all I ask of you

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« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2010, 08:59:15 AM »
I heard this song in the car last night, and I finally got what it means :D ..I can't believe I never connected it b4 :P

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