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Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by cheapmutha, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Some more Steely Dan...

    Well I've kicked around a lot since high school
    I've worked a lot of nowhere gigs
    From keyboard man in a rock'n ska band
    To haulin' boss crude in the big rigs

    Now I've come back home to plan my next move
    From the comfort of my Aunt Faye's couch
    When I see my little cousin Janine walk in
    All I could say was ouch

    CHORUS:
    Honey how you've grown
    Like a rose
    Well we used to play
    When we were three
    How about a kiss for your cousin Dupree?

    She turned my life into a living hell
    In those little tops and tight capris
    I pretended to be readin' the National Probe
    As I was watchin' her wax her skis

    On Saturday night she walked in with her date
    And backs him up against the wall
    I tumbled off the couch and heard myself sing
    In a voice I never knew I had before

    CHORUS
    I'll teach you everything I know
    If you teach me how to do that dance
    Life is short and quid pro quo
    And what's so strange about a down-home family romance?

    One night we're playin' gin by a cracklin' fire
    And I figured I'd make my play
    I said babe with my boyish charm and good looks
    How can you stand it for one more day

    She said maybe its the skeevy look in your eyes
    Or that your mind has turned to applesauce
    The dreary architecture of your soul
    I said - but what is it exactly turns you off?

    CHORUS
     


  2. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    For sheer majesty, this must be mentioned...


    When you're weary, feeling small,
    When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all;
    I'm on your side. When times get rough
    And friends just can't be found,
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down.
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down.

    When you're down and out,
    When you're on the street,
    When evening falls so hard
    I will comfort you.
    I'll take your part.
    When darkness comes
    And pain is all around,
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down.
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down.

    Sail on silvergirl,
    Sail on by.
    Your time has come to shine.
    All your dreams are on their way.
    See how they shine
    If you need a friend
    I'm sailing right behind.

    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will ease your mind.
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will ease your mind.
     


  3. vanity

    vanity Senior Member

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    Mostly Bruce Springsteen and Bob Seger songs. B/C they're scumbags but they're so good no one stops to read the lyrics. You ain't a beauty but hey, you're alright.. LOL
     


  4. gamelan

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    Ceremony - New Order/Joy Division

    This is why events unnerve me,
    They find it all, a different story,
    Notice whom for wheels are turning,
    Turn again and turn towards this time,
    All she asks the strength to hold me,
    Then again the same old story,
    World will travel, oh so quickly,
    Travel first and lean towards this time.

    Oh, Ill break them down, no mercy shown,
    Heaven knows, its got to be this time,
    Watching her, these things she said,
    The times she cried,
    Too frail to wake this time.

    Oh Ill break them down, no mercy shown
    Heaven knows, its got to be this time,
    Avenues all lined with trees,
    Picture me and then you start watching,
    Watching forever, forever,
    Watching love grow, forever,
    Letting me know, forever.
     


  5. aportnoy

    aportnoy Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    My time coming, any day, dont worry about me, no
    Been so long I felt this way, Im in no hurry, no
    Rainbows and down that highway where ocean breezes blow
    My time coming, voices saying they tell me where to go.

    Dont worry about me, nah nah nah, dont worry about me, no
    And Im in no hurry, nah nah nah, I know where to go.

    California, preaching on the burning shore
    California, Ill be knocking on the golden door
    Like an angel, standing in a shaft of light
    Rising up to paradise, I know Im gonna shine.

    My time coming, any day, dont worry about me, no
    Its gonna be just like they say, them voices tell me so
    Seems so long I felt this way and time sure passin slow
    Still I know I lead the way, they tell me where I go.

    Dont worry about me, no no no, dont worry about me, no
    And Im in no hurry, no no no, I know where to go.

    California, a prophet on the burning shore
    California, Ill be knocking on the golden door
    Like an angel, standing in a shaft of light
    Rising up to paradise, I know Im gonna shine.

    Youve all been asleep, you would not believe me
    Them voices tellin me, you will soon receive me
    Standin on the beach, the sea will part before me
    Fire wheel burning in the air!

    You will follow me and we will ride to glory, way up, the middle of
    The air!

    And Ill call down thunder and speak the same and my work fills the
    Sky with flame
    And might and glory gonna be my name and men gonna light my way.

    My time coming, any day, dont worry about me, no
    Its gonna be just like they say, them voices tell me so
    Seems so long I felt this way and time sure passin slow
    My time coming, any day, dont worry about me, no

    Dont worry about me, no no no, dont worry about me, no
    And Im in no hurry, no no no, dont worry about me, no.

    (Wipes Tear of Homesickness from his eyes)


    Is that a "Prophet/Eyes" I hear....?

    Grateful Fuckin' Dead[​IMG] (where's the tie-dye emoticon when you need it)
     


  6. Bandwagonesque

    Bandwagonesque Distinguished Member

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    So many Kinks songs to choose...

     


  7. DeSica

    DeSica Senior Member

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    Mostly Bruce Springsteen and Bob Seger songs. B/C they're scumbags but they're so good no one stops to read the lyrics.

    You ain't a beauty but hey, you're alright..

    LOL



    I'm guessing you're exaggerating, but a little harsh, don't you think? I don't see how a line from Thunder Road (a brilliant song from one of Rock 'n' Roll's greatest albums) qualifies the man as a scumbag. The guy's a genius and a humanitarian. Seger is not in the same league as The Boss, but no real complaints. (He should thank Bruce for turning down millions from Chevy for the use of his songs in their commercials. Seger ended up getting $500 000 for Like A Rock.)

    Keep in mind the context of the song, the theme of the album, and the fact that he was maybe 24 or 25 when he wrote it. Ask a woman what she thinks of Secret Garden. Chicks dig the guy.

    I do agree that he's an excellent American lyricist...second only to Dylan. The last 3 Dylan albums have been amazing.
     


  8. Joel_Cairo

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    "you scumbag, you maggot / you cheap lousy faggot /
    happy christmas your arse / and let's hope it our last."
    -Kristy McCall to Shane McGowan in Fairytale of New York by the Pogues.


    "I'm slime and I've got one thing on my mind / you're on my mind."
    -These Grey Days by Eight Legs


    EDIT: how could I have forgotten....

    It was back in '32 when times were hard
    He had a Colt .45 and a deck of cards
    Stagger Lee
    He wore rat-drawn shoes and an old stetson hat
    Had a '28 Ford, had payments on that
    Stagger Lee
    His woman threw him out in the ice and snow
    And told him, "Never ever come back no more"
    Stagger Lee
    So he walked through the rain and he walked through the mud
    Till he came to a place called The Bucket Of Blood
    Stagger Lee
    He said "Mr Motherfucker, you know who I am"
    The barkeeper said, "No, and I don't give a good goddamn"
    To Stagger Lee
    He said, "Well bartender, it's plain to see
    I'm that bad motherfucker called Stagger Lee"
    Mr. Stagger Lee
    Barkeep said, "Yeah, I've heard your name down the way
    And I kick motherfucking asses like you every day"
    Mr Stagger Lee
    Well those were the last words that the barkeep said
    'Cause Stag put four holes in his motherfucking head
    Just then in came a broad called Nellie Brown
    Was known to make more money than any bitch in town
    She struts across the bar, hitching up her skirt
    Over to Stagger Lee, she starts to flirt
    With Stagger Lee
    She saw the barkeep, said, "O God, he can't be dead!"
    Stag said, "Well, just count the holes in the motherfucker's head"
    She said, "You ain't look like you scored in quite a time.
    Why not come to my pad? It won't cost you a dime"
    Mr. Stagger Lee
    "But there's something I have to say before you begin
    You'll have to be gone before my man Billy Dilly comes in,
    Mr. Stagger Lee"
    "I'll stay here till Billy comes in, till time comes to pass
    And furthermore I'll fuck Billy in his motherfucking ass"
    Said Stagger Lee
    "I'm a bad motherfucker, don't you know
    And I'll crawl over fifty good pussies just to get one fat boy's asshole"
    Said Stagger Lee
    Just then Billy Dilly rolls in and he says, "You must be
    That bad motherfucker called Stagger Lee"
    Stagger Lee
    "Yeah, I'm Stagger Lee and you better get down on your knees
    And suck my dick, because If you don't you're gonna be dead"
    Said Stagger Lee
    Billy dropped down and slobbered on his head
    And Stag filled him full of lead
    [assorted gun sound effects and Blixa Bargeld weirdo noises]
    Oh yeah.

    - Stagger Lee by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
     


  9. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    The Bryan Ferry version of this is a lot better than Dylan's.


    You must leave now, take what you need, you think will last.
    But whatever you wish to keep, you better grab it fast.
    Yonder stands your orphan with his gun,
    Crying like a fire in the sun.
    Look out the saints are comin' through
    And it's all over now, Baby Blue.

    The highway is for gamblers, better use your sense.
    Take what you have gathered from coincidence.
    The empty-handed painter from your streets
    Is drawing crazy patterns on your sheets.
    This sky, too, is folding under you
    And it's all over now, Baby Blue.

    All your seasick sailors, they are rowing home.
    All your reindeer armies, are all going home.
    The lover who just walked out your door
    Has taken all his blankets from the floor.
    The carpet, too, is moving under you
    And it's all over now, Baby Blue.

    Leave your stepping stones behind, something calls for you.
    Forget the dead you've left, they will not follow you.
    The vagabond who's rapping at your door
    Is standing in the clothes that you once wore.
    Strike another match, go start anew
    And it's all over now, Baby Blue.
     


  10. Mr. Checks

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    Oohh, Joel C - I guess I've been listening to the sanitized version of Stagger Lee (Southside Johnny live) all these years. Yikes!


    My favorite (from memory, so forgive me, Richard Eberhart via John David Earnest):

    Only in the dream that is like sleep
    when time has taken the measure of live things,
    by stark origination is mankind redeemed.

    Only in the melacholy of the music
    of the midnight, within the blood
    comes the fulfillment after faring years,

    That triumph grow insatiable again.
     


  11. countdemoney

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    Sure on this shining night
    Of starmade shadows round,
    Kindness must watch for me
    This side the ground.

    The late year lies down the north
    All is healed, all is health.
    High summer holds the earth.

    Hearts all whole
    Sure on this shining night I weep for wonder wand'ring far alone
    Of shadows on the stars.
     


  12. Houndstooth

    Houndstooth Senior Member

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    Well, I'm gone to Detox Mansion
    Way down on Last Breath Farm
    I've been rakin' leaves with Liza
    Me and Liz clean up the yard

    Left my home in Music City
    In the back of a limousine
    Now I'm doin' my own laundry
    And I'm getting those clothes clean

    Growin' fond of Detox Mansion
    And this quiet life I lead
    But I'm dying to tell my story
    For all my friends to read

    Well, it's tough to be somebody
    And it's hard not to fall apart
    Up here on Rehab Mountain
    We gonna learn these things by heart

    Well, I'm gone to Detox Mansion
    Way down on Last Breath Farm
    I've been rakin' leaves with Liza
    Me and Liz clean up the yard

    What goes on in Detox Mansion
    Outside the rubber room
    We get therapy and lectures
    We play golf in the afternoon

    Well, it's tough to be somebody
    And it's hard not to fall apart
    Up here on Rehab Mountain
    We gonna learn these things by heart
     


  13. jpeirpont

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    Get Em Girl Camron
    I get the boasters boasting, I get computers puting
    Y'all get shot at, call me, I do the shooting
    I do the recruiting, I tutor the students
    I nurture they brain, I'm moving the movement
    Whether buddist or budah, that's judist or juda
    I got luger to ruger, hit from +Roota to Toota+
    Chick from hooter to hooter, I put two in producers
    I'm the real boss story, the hoolah of hoosiers
    I rock mostly dolce, I roll mostly dololy
    I'll leave you wholy, holy, you'll say "Holy Moly"
    Here come the coroner get 'em, play "Rolly Poley"
    I'll tell you true stories, how I coldly hold heat
    When it's repping time, I get on extra grind
    Fried to fricassee, pepperseed to pepperdine
    Jeff Hamilton, +Genesis+, leather time
    Bitches say I'm the man, I tell 'em "Nevermind"
    [Chorus]
    They getting nice, they got some ice
    Let's get the dice and roll 'em (get 'em girls)
    They getting chips, they flippin' bricks
    Get the Rots and Pits, tell 'em (get 'em girls)
    See acting fiesty, getting shiesty
    Call her wifey, tell her (get 'em girls)
    Just lay back, get your face slapped
    We at the race track, eight stacks (get 'em girl)

    [Cam'Ron]
    You acting funny nigga, come dumb, dumby nigga
    Killa keeps twenty blikers (I'm getting money nigga)
    So you should move away, or join the dude in Play
    Hey, so you can say (I'm getting money nigga)
    First pal up in the rare, I style up in my gear
    Stallion of the year, medallions in my ear
    Whips on my fists, houses on my wrists
    Your budget on my neck, your spouse on my dick
    Posters on the wall, posted on my balls
    Dick in her mouth, I tell her (I'm getting money nigga)
    Y'all faking the fizzle, I'm caking for shizzle
    Fuck a Sizzler steak, my steak stay sizzled
    Eight, boom, boom, my ace boon coon
    Shake, bake, skate, vroom, vroom (We getting money nigga)
    Seventh to eighth, zoom, zoom, boom, boom tune

    For I get like that boom, boom room (I'm getting money nigga)
    Wreck 'N Effects, zoom, zoom, meh poon, poon
    Since the movie "Cacoon", had my uzi, platooned (I'm getting money nigga)
     


  14. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    No mention of the Band yet?! Such a great group. They had some serious musical power...Garth Hudson was an absolute virtuoso on the organ and keyboards. Richard Manuel composed some of the best rock music I've ever heard. Robbie Robertson...man, he churned out lyrics like a factory. And of course, the magical voices of Danko and Levon Helm were the core of the band.

    A few of them died tragically. Manuel was an alcoholic and drug addict who defeated his demons in the early 80's and got clean. During the Band's reunion tour, he resumed the alcohol/heroin/Xanax abuse and hanged himself. His falsetto on "I Shall Be Released" (which feels a lot more like a Band song than a Dylan song) is haunting and breathtaking.


    Go out yonder, peace in the valley
    Come downtown, have to rumble in the alley
    Oh, you dont know the shape Im in

    Has anybody seen my lady
    This living alone will drive me crazy
    Oh, you dont know the shape Im in

    Im gonna go down by the wa - ter
    But I aint gonna jump in, no, no
    Ill just be looking for my mak - er
    And I hear that thats where shes been? oh!

    Out of nine lives, I spent seven
    Now, how in the world do you get to heaven
    Oh, you dont know the shape Im in

    I just spent 60 days in the jailhouse
    For the crime of having no dough
    Now here I am back out on the street
    For the crime of having nowhere to go

    Save your neck or save your brother
    Looks like its one or the other
    Oh, you dont know the shape Im in

    Now two young kids might start a ruckus
    You know they feel you trying to shuck us
    Oh, you dont know the shape Im in


    And of course...

    I pulled into Nazareth, I was feelin' about half past dead;
    I just need some place where I can lay my head.
    "Hey, mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed?"
    He just grinned and shook my hand, and "No!", was all he said.

    (Chorus[​IMG]
    Take a load off Fannie, take a load for free;
    Take a load off Fannie, And (and) (and) you can put the load right on me.

    I picked up my bag, I went lookin' for a place to hide;
    When I saw Carmen and the Devil walkin' side by side.
    I said, "Hey, Carmen, come on, let's go downtown."
    She said, "I gotta go, but m'friend can stick around."

    (Chorus)

    Go down, Miss Moses, there's nothin' you can say
    It's just ol' Luke, and Luke's waitin' on the Judgement Day.
    "Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Anna Lee?"
    He said, "Do me a favor, son, woncha stay an' keep Anna Lee
    company?"

    (Chorus)

    Crazy Chester followed me, and he caught me in the fog.
    He said, "I will fix your rags, if you'll take Jack, my dog."
    I said, "Wait a minute, Chester, you know I'm a peaceful man."
    He said, "That's okay, boy, won't you feed him when you can."

    (Chorus)

    Catch a Cannonball, now, t'take me down the line
    My bag is sinkin' low and I do believe it's time.
    To get back to Miss Annie, you know she's the only one.
    Who sent me here with her regards for everyone.

    (Chorus)
     


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    cam'ron is funny as hell!

    "that rooty tooty, fruity louie, what i usually do
    this that chuck, stop, breathe, hooty hoo"

    lol
     


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