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Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Tck13, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Well-Known Member

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    heres one i just wrote




    in the river of time
    the leaves are all turning brown
    and i feel so high
    then soon i come crashing down
    reality blinds
    like sun in your eyes
    and clarity seems
    to sharp, i perfer dreams
    and thier soft focus cloud
    that never comes down
    down


    where have you been my friend
    while we struggled and fought
    dont you know in the end
    you either die or get caught
    but floating along
    just singing my song
    ill stay above it all
    till i eventually fall
    fall
    down
    down


    and im down for the cause
    as long as my eyes stay closed
    take a moment and pause
    and the cause seems superimposed
    if realitys real
    then reel me in
    i know how i feel
    as thin as my skin
    and i
    im
    falling down
     
  2. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Well-Known Member

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    heres one i just wrote




    in the river of time
    the leaves are all turning brown
    and i feel so high
    then soon i come crashing down
    reality blinds
    like sun in your eyes
    and clarity seems
    to sharp, i perfer dreams
    and thier soft focus cloud
    that never comes down
    down


    where have you been my friend
    while we struggled and fought
    dont you know in the end
    you either die or get caught
    but floating along
    just singing my song
    ill stay above it all
    till i eventually fall
    fall
    down
    down


    and im down for the cause
    as long as my eyes stay closed
    take a moment and pause
    and the cause seems superimposed
    if realitys real
    then reel me in
    i know how i feel
    as thin as my skin
    and i
    im
    falling down

    Toss in some Avalon/LotR references, and maybe a sick guitar solo, and you're set.

    And no, I'm not just being a dick. I love shit like Wishbone Ash.
     
  3. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Well-Known Member

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  4. Alter

    Alter Well-Known Member

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    Joey pulled himself to his knees,
    Pulled his body back up the bank
    and looked back down there.

    Said the water was not that deep,
    But I almost drowned there
    You can drown in a bathtub
    So they... say.

    Someone in class called me a loser
    So I decided to skip the day
    (hey hey) skip the day.

    Tried to look casual sneakin round the back
    As I shotput across the track
    Into the gate beside the portables

    But a red tie and school gray slacks
    Doesn't blend in with the grass
    As the teacher was changing class
    _______

    He chased me half way through the park
    Till I ran into the woods
    Then I'm (very good) in THE WOODS!

    So I was an Indian
    The player by the creek
    And dried my eyes there.

    There's a record body count this year
    There's a record body count THIS YEAR!
    _______

    Joey stepped up on a block of ice,
    Put a rope around his neck.
    Fell asleep before he died
     
  5. Tck13

    Tck13 Well-Known Member

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    Who could forget this one:

    Breathe deep the gathering gloom
    Watch lights fade from every room
    Bedsitter people look back and lament
    Another day's useless energy 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?

    ~The Moody Blues
     
  6. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Well-Known Member

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    You take the good, you take the bad,
    you take them both and there you have
    The Facts of Life, the Facts of Life.

    There's a time you got to go and show
    You're growin' now you know about
    The Facts of Life, the Facts of Life.

    When the world never seems
    to be livin up to your dreams
    And suddenly you're finding out
    the Facts of Life are all about you, you.

    It takes a lot to get 'em right
    When you're learning the Facts of Life. (learning the Facts of Life)
    Learning the Facts of Life (learning the Facts of Life)
    Learning the Facts of Life.
     
  7. Jake

    Jake Well-Known Member

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    Threads like these should not die, lyrics are powerful ways to get messages across.

    So old but the message is more meaningful than ever- NOFX - The Decline

    Where are all the stupid people from?
    And how'd they get to be so dumb?
    Bred on purple mountain range
    Feed amber waves of grains
    To lesser human beings, zero feelings

    Blame it on
    Human nature, mans destiny (mans destiny)
    Blame it on the greediocracy (greediocracy)
    Fear of God
    The fear of change
    The fear of truth

    Add the Bill of Rights, subtract the wrongs
    There's no answers
    Memorize and sing star spangled songs
    When the questions
    Aren't ever asked
    Is anybody learning from the past?
    We're living in united stagnation

    Father what have I done?
    I took that 22
    A gift to me from you
    To bed with me each night
    Kept it clean
    Polished it well
    Cherished every cartridge, every shell

    Down, by the creek, under brush, under dirt
    There's a carcass of my second kill
    Down, by the park, under stone, under pine
    There's a carcass of my brother William
    Brother where, have you gone to?
    I swear, I never thought I could
    I see so many times
    They told me to shoot straight
    Don't pull the trigger, squeeze
    That will insure a kill
    A kill is what you want
    A kill is why we breed

    The Christians love their guns
    The church and NRA
    Pray for their salvations
    Prey on the lower faiths

    The story book's been read
    And every line believed
    Curriculum's been set
    Logic is a threat
    Reason searched and seized

    Jerry spent some time in Michigan
    A twenty year vacation, after all he had a dime
    A dime is worth a lot more in Detroit
    A dime in California, a twenty dollar fine

    Jerry only stayed a couple months
    It's hard to enjoy yourself while bleeding out the ass
    Asphyxiation is simple and fast
    It beats seventeen fun years of being someones bitch

    Don't think (Stay)
    Drink your wine (Home)
    Watch the fire burn (Be)
    His problems not mine (Safe)
    Just be that model citizen

    I wish I had a schilling
    (For each senseless killing)
    For every senseless killing
    I'd buy a government
    America's for sale
    And you can get a good deal on it
    (A good deal on it)
    And make a healthy profit
    Or maybe, tear it apart
    Start with assumption
    That a million people are smart
    Smarter than one

    Serotonin's gone
    She gave up, drifted away
    Sara fled, thought process gone
    She left her answering machine on
    The greeting left spoken sincere
    Messages no one will ever hear

    Ten thousand messages a day
    A million more transmissions lay
    Victims of the laissez faire
    Ten thousand voices, a hundred guns
    A hundred decibels turns to one
    One bullet, one empty head
    Now with Serotonin gone

    The man who used to speak
    Performs a cute routine
    Feel a little patronized
    Don't feel bad
    They found a way inside your head
    And you feel a bit misled
    It's not that they don't care, yeah

    The television's put a thought inside your head
    Llike a Barry Manilow, jingle
    I'd like, to teach the world to sing
    In perfect harmony
    A symphonic blank stare, yeah
    It doesn't make you care (make you care)
    Not designed to make you care (make you care)
    They're betting you won't care (you won't...)

    Place a wager on your greed
    A wager on your pride
    Why try to beat them when, a million others tried?

    We are the whore
    Intellectually spayed
    We are the queer
    Dysfunctionally raised

    One more pill to kill the pain
    One more pill to kill the pain
    One more pill to kill the pain
    Living through conformity

    One more prayer to keep me safe
    One more prayer to keep us warm
    One more prayer to keep us safe
    There's gonna be a better place

    Lost the battle, lost the war
    Lost the things worth living for
    Lost the will to win the fight
    One more pill to kill the pain

    Na na na na na
    La na na na na
    Na na na na na
    Na na na na na

    The going get tough, the tough get debt
    Don't pay attention, pay the rent
    Next of kins pay for your sins
    A little faith should keep us safe

    Save us
    The human, existence
    Is failing, resistance
    Essential, the future
    Written off, the odds are
    Astronomically against us
    Only moron and genius
    Would fight a losing battle
    Against the super ego
    When giving in is so damn comforting

    And so we go, on with our lives
    We know the truth, but prefer lies
    Lies are simple, simple is bliss
    Why go against tradition when we can
    Admit defeat, live in decline
    Be the victim of our own design
    The status quo, built on suspect
    Why would anyone stick out their neck?

    Fellow members
    Club "We've Got Ours"
    I'd like to introduce you to our host
    He's got his, and I've got mine
    Meet the decline

    We are the queer
    We are the whore
    Ammunition
    In the class war
    We are worker
    We love our queen
    We sacrifice
    We're soilent green

    We are the queer
    We are the whore
    Ammunition
    In the class war
     
  8. johnapril

    johnapril Well-Known Member

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    Heart-shaped chews and traps
    Treasure hiding
    Scared of temptress skill
    Love I'd sold, I was trying
    Deep without us
    Down down and further- tears
    Collective in try and stop
    Fire is out
    Not ready focus
    Life places scars
    Purify them
    Constancy
    Purifies new skins
    In excelcius
    Glee she'll use as fire
    Lips spread the fire
    Your heart
    And you are ready
     
  9. romafan

    romafan Well-Known Member

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    I'll play. Picked the 'new & improved' Pogues R,S & L yesterday and gave it a spin last night. One of the great anti-war songs:

    When I was a young man I carried my pack
    And I lived the free life of a rover
    From the Murrays green basin to the dusty outback
    I waltzed my Matilda all over
    Then in nineteen fifteen my country said Son
    It's time to stop rambling 'cause there's work to be
    done
    So they gave me a tin hat and they gave me a gun
    And they sent me away to the war
    And the band played Waltzing Matilda
    As we sailed away from the quay
    And amidst all the tears and the shouts and the
    cheers
    We sailed off to Gallipoli

    How well I remember that terrible day
    <When> the blood stained the sand and the water
    And how in that hell that they called Suvla Bay
    We were butchered like lambs at the slaughter
    Johnny Turk he was ready, he primed himself well
    He <showered> us with bullets, he rained us with
    shells
    And in five minutes flat he'd blown us all to hell
    Nearly blew us right back to Australia
    But the band played Waltzing Matilda
    As we stopped to bury our slain
    And we buried ours and the Turks buried theirs
    Then <it> started all over again

    Now those <who were living did their best to survive>
    In <that> mad world of blood, death and fire
    And for <seven long> weeks I kept myself alive
    <While the corpses around me piled higher>
    Then a big Turkish shell knocked me arse over tit
    And when I woke up in my hospital bed
    And saw what it had done, <Christ> I wished I was
    dead
    Never knew there were worse things than dying
    <And> no more I'll go waltzing Matilda
    <To> the green <bushes so> far and near
    For to hump tent and pegs, a man needs two legs
    No more waltzing Matilda for me

    So they collected the cripples, the wounded <and>
    maimed
    And they shipped us back home to Australia
    <The legless, the armless>, the blind <and> insane
    Those proud wounded heroes of Suvla
    And as our ship pulled into Circular Quay
    I looked at the place where <me> legs used to be
    And thank Christ there was nobody waiting for me
    To grieve and to mourn and to pity
    And the band played Waltzing Matilda
    As they carried us down the gangway
    But nobody cheered, they just stood and stared
    <And they> turned all their faces away

    And now every April I sit on my porch
    And I watch the parade pass before me
    <I see> my old comrades, how proudly they march
    Reliving <the or their> dreams of past glory
    <I see the old men, all twisted and torn>
    The forgotten heroes <of> a forgotten war
    And the young people ask <me>, "What are they
    marching for?"
    And I ask myself the same question
    And the band plays Waltzing Matilda
    And the old men <still> answer to the call
    But year after year their numbers get fewer
    Some day no one will march there at all

    Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda
    Who'll <go> a-waltzing Matilda with me?
     
  10. Aspiringtobe

    Aspiringtobe Active Member

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    Poor Places by Wilco

    It's my father's voice trailing off
    Sailors sailing off in the morning
    For the air-conditioned rooms
    At the top of the stairs

    His jaw's been broken
    His bandage is wrapped too tight
    His fangs have been pulled
    And I really want to see you tonight

    There's bourbon on the breath
    Of the singer you love so much
    He takes all his words from the books
    That you don't read anyway

    His jaw's been broken
    His bandage is wrapped too tight
    His fangs have been pulled
    And I really want to see you tonight

    Someone ties a bow
    In my backyard to show me love
    My voice is climbing walls
    Smoking and I want love

    My jaw's been broken
    My heart is wrapped in ice
    My fangs have been pulled
    And I really want to see you tonight

    And it makes no difference to me
    How they cried all over overseas
    When it's hot in the poor places tonight
    I'm not going outside

    They cried all over overseas
    It makes no difference to me
    When it's hot in the poor places tonight
    I'm not going outside

    It's hot in the poor places tonight
    I'm not going outside
    I'm not going outside
    I'm not going outside
     
  11. GQgeek

    GQgeek Well-Known Member

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    Hurt

    I hurt myself today
    to see if I still feel
    I focus on the pain
    the only thing that's real
    the needle tears a hole
    the old familiar sting
    try to kill it all away
    but I remember everything

    what have I become?
    my sweetest friend
    everyone I know
    goes away in the end

    you could have it all
    my empire of dirt
    I will let you down
    I will make you hurt

    I wear my crown of shit
    on my liar's chair
    full of broken thoughts
    I cannot repair
    beneath the stain of time
    the feeling disappears
    you are someone else
    I am still right here

    what have I become?
    my sweetest friend
    everyone I know
    goes away in the end
     
  12. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    think back to the days when you were young
    and the world was looking in
    do you recall pre-school turned out
    to be pre-anything

    and you learn to hide
    the things you feel
    with all those other imbeciles

    and it seems so many years ago
    i have to say the time went by so fast
    the good times are here at last (x3)
    yes the good times are here

    and in your head you long to grow
    you clamber to be older so
    it's fist to fist and back to back (?)
    and the future's bright and the past is black

    and you watched yourself
    and you watched your friends
    as they grew to women and they grew to men

    and it seems so many years ago
    i have to say the time went by so fast
    the good times are here at last (x3)
    don't you know the good times are here

    think back to the days when you were young
    and the world was looking in
    how things have changed now you look out
    and watch new lives begin

    and you've learned to hide
    the things you are
    and you talk about your job and your house and your car

    and it seems so many years ago
    i have to say the time went by so fast
    the good times are here at last (x3)
    yes the good times are here
     
  13. Connemara

    Connemara Well-Known Member

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    I remember the thirty-five sweet goodbyes
    When you put me on the Wolverine
    Up to Annandale
    It was still September
    When your daddy was quite surprised
    To find you with the working girls
    In the county jail
    I was smoking with the boys upstairs
    When I heard about the whole affair
    I said oh no
    William and Mary won't do
    CHORUS:
    Well I did not think the girl
    Could be so cruel
    And I'm never going back
    To my old school

    Oleanders growing outside her door
    Soon they're gonna be in bloom
    Up in Annandale
    I can't stand her
    Doing what she did before
    Living like a gypsy queen
    In a fairy tale
    Well I hear the whistle but I can't go
    I'm gonna take her down to Mexico
    She said oh no
    Guadalajara won't do

    CHORUS

    California tumbles into the sea
    That'll be the day I go
    Back to Annandale
    Tried to warn you
    About Chino and Daddy Gee
    But I can't seem to get to you
    Through the U.S. Mail
    Well I hear the whistle but I can't go
    I'm gonna take her down to Mexico
    She said oh no
    Guadalajara won't do

    CHORUS
     
  14. X-It

    X-It Well-Known Member

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    I close my eyes
    And imagine you're here
    Did it all seem so hopeless
    Given the chance
    I would ask
    Forgive me
    I didn't do a thing to make you stay
    I didn't say a word to make you stay
    If I would have known
    Could I have tried to make it easier
    But I didn't do a thing
    Or say a word
    One word

    And I don't know why you're gone, now you're gone
    No beautiful goodbye
    You will never leave my mind
    And it turns out to be so much different than our dreams
    Now you're, you're a star in heaven

    My thoughts unsaid
    Stuck in my head
    And it all feels so useless
    Never forget to give all I have
    Forgive me
    I couldn't do a thing to make you stay
    And I couldn't say a word to make you stay
    If I could have known
    Could I have tried to make it easier
    But I couldn't do a thing
    Or say a word
    One word

    And I don't know why you're gone, now you're gone
    No beautiful goodbye
    You will never leave my mind
    And it turns out to be so much different than our dreams
    Now you're, yeah, you're a star in heaven

    Still I don't know why you're gone, now you're gone
    No beautiful goodbye
    You will never leave my mind
    And it turns out to be so much different than our dreams
    Now you're, you're a star in heaven
    You're a star in heaven now
    You're a star in heaven
    Yeah, you're my star
     
  15. redcaimen

    redcaimen Well-Known Member

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    Steven Earles "A Bible And A Gun"


    There's a full moon out tonight
    And it's shining down on me
    And in that purest light
    The slaves are still not free

    So Missouri's bound in sorrow
    And her woods are draped with pain
    And when the sun comes up tomorrow
    I'll be on the move again

    Now i hear a whisper soft and low
    Through every mile i run
    As i travel through this world of woe
    With a bible and a gun

    If a man was made to suffer
    I'm a mighty man i know
    And I cannot shake the anger
    That keeps me on this road

    And they came with bugles soundin'
    And righteousness decreed
    And they left me with this vengeance
    To forever feel

    To turn the other cheek
    It's the braver thing to do
    I wish I had it in me
    They wish they had it too

    For tomorrow when we meet
    This story will end
    And an ancient, hollow grief
    Will be our only friend
     
  16. alan

    alan Well-Known Member

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    Hey there Lord it's me
    I wondered if you're free
    Or not asleep
    This just won't keep
    It seems I just don't see

    Why all the things we asked
    Or prayed would come to pass
    Have gone unheard
    Like silent words
    That slip into the past

    For Lord they're not schemes
    Can't you tell dreams
    Why do you
    Let them slip by
    Never even tried

    It isn't you don't hear
    There's far too many tears
    Or can't you feel
    Are we unreal
    To one who knows no peers

    You say we must pay dues
    But still I am confused
    I need to walk
    And with you talk
    Instead of to statues

    For Lord they're not schemes
    Can't you tell dreams
    Why do you
    Let them slip by
    Never even tried

    You take all the fame
    But who'll accept the blame
    For all the hurts
    Down here on earth
    Unnecessary pain

    For surely you must care
    Or are you only air
    Built in out minds
    When we're in binds
    And never really there

    (Bridge)

    And can we be tired of you
    Is that something that we're allowed to do
    For even the blind change their view
    And it's time we tried something new

    And so I pled my case
    I'll now pull my escape
    Didn't mean to doubt
    What it's about
    Seems I forgot my place

    But if you find the time
    Please change the story line
    Or give a call
    Explain it all
    I'll even leave the dime
     
  17. feynmix

    feynmix Well-Known Member

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    Put it together, I rock hoes, y'all rock fellas
    And now y'all try to take my spot, fellas?


    haha, what song is this?
     
  18. aportnoy

    aportnoy Well-Known Member

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    &quot;I could tell you that I like your sensitivity, when you know it's the way that you walk.&quot;
     
  19. alan

    alan Well-Known Member

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    haha, what song is this?


    I think its Nas - Ether
     
  20. feynmix

    feynmix Well-Known Member

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    Climbing Up the Walls

    I am the key to the lock in your house
    That keeps your toys in the basement
    And if you get too far inside
    You'll only see my reflection

    It's always best when the light is off
    I am the pick in the ice
    Do not cry out or hit the alarm
    You know we're friends till we die

    And either way you turn
    I'll be there
    Open up your skull
    I'll be there
    Climbing up the walls

    It's always best when the light is off
    It's always better on the outside
    Fifteen blows to the back of your head
    Fifteen blows to your mind

    So lock the kids up safe tonight
    Put the eyes in the cupboard
    I've got the smell of a local man
    Who's got the loneliest feeling

    That either way he turns
    I'll be there
    Open up your skull
    I'll be there

    Climbing up the walls
    Climbing up the walls
    Climbing up the walls

    - Radiohead
     

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