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kidpunk
June 18th, 2011, 02:41 PM
The title says it all. I'm sure there has been lyric(s) in a song that stand out in your mind. What are they? Please post the lyric(s) for people to see, if you don't mind.

For me, it would be the final verse of The Power of Equality by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The words just have been stuck in my mind since about 10 years old. I've used them many times in situations.

"Little brother do you hear me?
Have a heart oh come get near me.
Misery is not my friend,
But I'll break before I'll bend.
What did I see in insanity?
Whatever happened to humanity?
Whatever happened to humanity?
Whatever happened to humanity?"

Bohemian_Rhapsody
June 18th, 2011, 02:54 PM
For it would probably have to be lyrics from the song I Can't Decide by the Scissor Sisters (at least for the moment.)

I can't decide
Whether you should live or die
Oh, you'll probably go to heaven
Please don't hang your head and cry
No wonder why
My heart feels dead inside
It's cold and hard and petrified
Lock the doors and close the blinds
We're going for a ride

Oh I could throw you in the lake
Or feed you poisoned birthday cake
I wont deny I'm gonna miss you when you're gone
Oh I could bury you alive
But you might crawl out with a knife
And kill me when I'm sleeping
That's why

Gold warehouse
June 18th, 2011, 03:44 PM
Favourite lyricist thread?

I had to choose some of my favourite song lyrics for class last week, conveniently. There are so many that I like, but these are the first that came to my head so I consider them my most obvious favourites.

Nick Cave - The Mercy Seat
It began when they come took me from my home
And put me on Dead Row
Of which I am nearly wholly innocent, you know
And I'll say it again
I am not afraid to die

I began to warm and chill
To objects and their fields
A ragged cup, a twisted mop
The face of Jesus in my soup
Those sinister dinner meals
The meal trolley's wicked wheels
A hooked bone rising from my food
All things either good or ungood

And the mercy seat is waiting
And I think my head is burning
And in a way I'm yearning
To be done with all this measuring of truth
An eye for an eye
A tooth for a tooth
And anyway I told the truth
And I'm not afraid to die

Interpret signs and catalogue
A blackened tooth, a scarlet fog
The walls are bad, black, bottom kind
They are sick breath at my hind
They are sick breath at my hind
They are sick breath at my hind
They are sick breath gathering at my hind

I hear stories from the chamber
How Christ was born into a manger
And like some ragged stranger
Died upon the cross
And might I say it seems so fitting in its way
He was a carpenter by trade
Or at least that's what I'm told

Like my good hand I tatooed E.V.I.L. across it's brother's fist
That filthy five! They did nothing to challenge or resist

In Heaven His throne is made of gold
The ark of his Testament is stowed
A throne from which I'm told
All history does unfold
Down here it's made of wood and wire
And my body is on fire
And God is never far away

Into the mercy seat I climb
My head is shaved, my head is wired
And like a moth that tries
To enter the bright eye
So I go shuffling out of life
Just to hide in death awhile
And anyway I never lied

My kill-hand is called E.V.I.L.
Wears a wedding band that's G.O.O.D.
Tis a long-suffering shackle
Collaring all that rebel blood

And the mercy seat is burning
And I think my head is glowing
And in a way I'm hoping
To be done with all this weighing up of truth
An eye for an eye
And a tooth for a tooth
And I've got nothing left to lose
And I'm not afraid to die

And the mercy seat is waiting
And I think my head is burning
And in a way I'm yearning
To be done with all this measuring of truth
An eye for an eye
And a tooth for a tooth
And anyway there was no proof
Nor a motive why

And the mercy seat is glowing
And I think my head is smoking
And in a way I'm hoping
To be done with all this looks of disbelief
An eye for an eye
And a tooth for a tooth
And anyway there was no proof
Nor a motive why

And the mercy seat is smoking
And I think my head is melting
And in a way I'm helping
To be done with all this twisted of the truth
A lie for a lie
And a truth for a truth
And I've got nothing left to lose
And I'm not afraid to die

And the mercy seat is melting
And I think my blood is boiling
And in a way I'm spoiling
All the fun with all this truth and consequence
An eye for an eye
And a truth for a truth
And anyway I told the truth
And I'm not afraid to die

And the mercy seat is waiting
And I think my head is burning
And in a way I'm yearning
To be done with all this measuring of proof
A life for a life
And a truth for a truth
And anyway there was no proof
But I'm not afraid to tell a lie

And the mercy seat is waiting
And I think my head is burning
And in a way I'm yearning
To be done with all this measuring of truth
An eye for an eye
And a tooth for a tooth
And anyway I told the truth
But I'm afraid I told a lie
I love the vast majority of Nick Cave's lyrics and I think I'd have to say he is my favourite just for consistency.

Ian Curtis (Joy Division) - Candidate
Forced by the pressure,
The territories marked,
No longer the pleasure,
Oh, I've since lost the heart.

Corrupted from memory,
No longer the power,
It's creeping up slowly,
That last fatal hour.

Oh, I don't know what made me,
What gave me the right,
To mess with your values,
And change wrong to right.

Please keep your distance,
The trail leads to here,
There's blood on your fingers,
Brought on by fear.

I campaigned for nothing,
I worked hard for this,
I tried to get to you,
You treat me like this.

It's just second nature,
It's what we've been shown,
We're living by your rules,
That's all that we know.

I tried to get to you
Joy Division are my favourite band, although the lyrics are a bit hit and miss. Enjoy most of them all the same even if they're not all incredible.

Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel) - Holland, 1945
The only girl I've ever loved
Was born with roses in her eyes
But then they buried her alive
One evening, 1945
With just her sister at her side
And only weeks before the guns
All came and rained on everyone
Now she's a little boy in Spain
Playing pianos filled with flames
On empty rings around the sun
All sing to say my dream has come

But now we must pick up every piece
Of the life we used to love
Just to keep ourselves
At least enough to carry on

And now we ride the circus wheel
With your dark brother wrapped in white
Says it was good to be alive
But now he rides a comet's flame
And won't be coming back again
The Earth looks better from a star
That's right above from where you are
He didn't mean to make you cry
With sparks that ring and bullets fly
On empty rings around your heart
The world just screams and falls apart

But now we must pick up every piece
Of the life we used to love
Just to keep ourselves
At least enough to carry on

And here's where your mother sleeps
And here is the room where your brothers were born
Indentions in the sheets
Where their bodies once moved but don't move anymore
And it's so sad to see the world agree
That they'd rather see their faces fill with flies
All when I'd want to keep white roses in their eyes
Oh Jeff I shall never forget you.

Digimon Kaiser
June 19th, 2011, 09:11 AM
Now!

I can feel the animal inside
And my resolve is weakening
Pounding on the doors of my mind
It's nearly overpowering
I cannot begin to describe
The hunger that I feel again
Run if you intend to survive
For the beast is coming to life
Taking form in the glimmer
Of this tainted moonlight
Death approaches on this night

For the animal's soul is mine
We will be completed
Right before your eyes
I have no control this time
And now we both
Shall dine in hell tonight

I can hear it calling again
The primal need is filling me
Changes are about to begin
And now my blood is boiling
I can see the fear in your eyes
But you can't bring yourself to scream
Time to shed the mortal disguise
For the beast is coming to life
Taking form in the glimmer
Of this tainted moonlight
Death approaches on this night

For the animal's soul is mine
We will be completed
Right before your eyes
I have no control this time
And now we both
Shall dine in hell tonight

We begin the hunt and I
Feel the power course
As the creatures take flight
For the kill is close
And I will be satisfied
For the smell of fear tonight
Wakes an ancient lust
That will not be denied
You're mine

For the animal's soul is mine
We will be completed
Right before your eyes
I have no control this time
And now we both
Shall dine in hell tonight

For the animal's soul is mine
And the world around
Will never hear your cries
An unholy crime
And now we both
Shall dine in hell tonight

(Disturbed "The Animal")

BBA_Beyblader_321
June 22nd, 2011, 03:13 PM
UVERworld - 白昼梦 - rough translation

This is not a song to just forget about the painful past
This is a song that confronts sadness
The moon, in the night sky, waxes and wanes
There are no stars in sight
But even in the darkness, this is a song share with you
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A Day to Remember - This is the house that doubt built

Forget everything just for tonight,
we'll sing like everyone when they're alone
'cause ive been waiting for tonight to sing whoa whoa
Let's believe that if we all stand together
we're a force that can shake the whole world
for once i'm doing something right when we sing whoa whoa

Eliminator Jr.
June 22nd, 2011, 04:28 PM
Master of None - Beach House
You always go to the parties
To pluck the feathers off all the birds
On your knees
I will not beg you please

I want your picture but not your words
You know they want it, but there's no thirst
On your own
But you cannot call it your all

We always wrung our heads too much
We know the reasons, but such and such
On your own,
You will not catch your unknown

We run our fingers together
you know it's easy, the devil's plan
On your own,
You can not call me your all

Jack of all trades
Master of none
Cry all the time
Cause I'm not having fun

You always want to be forgiven
The devil does what you ask of him
On your knees
But you can not; you will not agree

As far as I know, the lyrics have never been officially posted anywhere, so this is as accurate as I know them. Beach House consistently has amazing lyrics - none of them have direct meanings but once you figure out what they're trying to say you're blown away.

Without doubt my favourite song of all time (only the second song to ever be considered that). The organ and slide guitar are haunting, yet so beautiful, the drum machine suggests a loneliness and Victoria's vocals are amazing, reminiscent of old jazz singers.

Arcticblast
June 22nd, 2011, 05:09 PM
Censored curses inside.Freedom - f***! People secure their freedom with a gun
They have lost faith in everything even in themselves
Gun propaganda from the land of the free -- "The land of pain and misery"
We must be able to protect ourselves
What!? Face a gun with a gun?!
Violence breeds violence, death is the only outcome
Hate breeds hate
Transform to chaos

CAN'T YOU SEE IT? ARE YOU BLIND? A ****ING WARGASM OF MANKIND.
WITHOUT VOICE, WITHOUT CHOICE THE WORLD WILL ENTER CHAOS!

"With my gun I am safe" kiss my a**!!
You still live in fear!!
Spare me the pain to live in bullet rain
Fear is the cause that triggers the pain
That leads us to blow out each others brains
Gun-propaganda from the land of the free -- "The land of pain and misery"
We must be able to protect ourselves.
What? Face a gun with a gun??
Violence breeds violence, death is the only outcome
Hate breeds hate
Transform to chaos

CAN'T YOU SEE IT? ARE YOU BLIND? A ****ING WARGASM OF MANKIND
WITHOUT VOICE, WITHOUT CHOICE THE WORLD WILL ENTER CHAOS!

CHAOS!!Edge of Sanity - Enter Chaos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iqYNAFxT6A)

Lashh
June 23rd, 2011, 12:31 PM
Lyrics that stand out to me the most are ones that make me think of this one girl.

A Day To Remember - All I Want
"Let's leave no words unspoken and save regrets for the broken. Will you even look back when you think of me?"

Rise Against - Savior
"It kills me not to know this but I've all but just forgotten what the color of her eyes were, and her scars or how she got them. As the telling signs of age rain down not a single tear is dropping through the valleys of an aging face that this world has forgotten.
--
That's when she said I don't hate you boy
I just want to save you while there's still something left to save"

And a lot of metal lyrics stand out to me, mainly the Christian metalcore bands that have really quotable lyrics that are far from preaching.. I'll probably post some later when I'm not feeling lazy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7ry4cx6HfY
^The lyrics in that song really stand out to me. While I know the song is about Avenged Sevenfold missing their brother and drummer after his overdose, the lyrics hit really close to home for me because they remind me of a really good friend..
"And the light you left remains but it's so hard to stay, when I have to much to say and you're so far away."
^Those lyrics stand out the most to me in the entire song.

JP
June 23rd, 2011, 01:02 PM
These are among my top favorites, without a doubt.

Anathema - Temporary Peace

Deep inside the silence
Staring out upon the sea
The waves are washing over
Half forgotten memory

Deep within the moment
Laughter floats upon the breeze
Rising and falling dying down within me
And I swear I never knew how it could be
And all this time all I had inside was what I couldn't see
I swear I never knew how it couldn't be
All the waves are washing over all that hurts inside of me

Beyond this beautiful horizon lies a dream for you and I
This tranquil scene is still unbroken by the rumours in the sky
But there's a storm closing in voices crying on the wind
The serenade is growing colder breaks my soul that tries to sing
And there's so many many thoughts when I try to go to sleep
But with you I start to feel a sort of temporary peace

There's a drift in and out

Anathema - Barriers

Floating with nowhere to hide
Unspoken twist back inside

How did we get here?
Life don't belong here

Feel like I just never tried
To find a way back to the outside
It stops me from breathing
Kills all the dreaming

Talking to you from the other side of a wall in my mind
And it's clear that you're near to me
I think I found a way to understand why I couldn't see what was happening
The fear overcame me
Took a trip on the inside, I took a trip on the inside
I try to hold on until this feeling is gone
Break through to the other side, I need to break through to the other side
Of everything that is hurting you

I just can't lay down and die
It takes a lifetime to understand why
It seems that you're near me
But you don't seem to hear me

Blueneck - Lilitu

a still born boy who didnt get to where
your mother felt, if you'd have come from there
your baby arms, that never grow
you save yourself, from a desperate soul

once again we lost
all control to lust
once again we loved
and never got to end

a mothers pride, i want to take you down
a degutted child that didnt show
to raise tender, an unholy child
despise your gender and every other life

once again we lost
all control to lust
once again we loved
and never got to end
(x2)

liliths child
she'll hold you down
you cant get by
by burning out
(repeat)

Mumford & Sons - White Blank Page

Can you lie next to her
And give her your heart, your heart
As well as your body
And can you lie next to her
And confess your love, your love
As well as your folly
And can you kneel before the king
And say I'm clean, I'm clean

Chorus:
But tell me now, where was my fault
In loving you with all my heart
Oh tell me now, where was my fault
In loving you with all my heart

A white blank page and a swelling rage, rage
You did not think when you sent me to the brake, the brake
You desired my attention but denied my affections, my affections

Chorus

Lead me to the truth and I will follow you with my whole life
Lead me to the truth and I will follow you with my whole life

Pink Floyd - High Hopes

Beyond the horizon of the place we lived when we were young
In a world of magnets and miracles
Our thoughts strayed constantly and without boundary
The ringing of the division bell had begun

Along the Long Road and on down the Causeway
Do they still meet there by the Cut

There was a ragged band that followed in our footsteps
Running before time took our dreams away
Leaving the myriad small creatures trying to tie us to the ground
To a life consumed by slow decay

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
With friends surrounded
The nights of wonder

Looking beyond the embers of bridges glowing behind us
To a glimpse of how green it was on the other side
Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again
Dragged by the force of some inner tide

At a higher altitude with flag unfurled
We reached the dizzy heights of that dreamed of world

Encumbered forever by desire and ambition
There's a hunger still unsatisfied
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon
Though down this road we've been so many times

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
The taste was sweeter
The nights of wonder
With friends surrounded
The dawn mist glowing
The water flowing
The endless river

Forever and ever

Opeth - Burden

I, once upon a time
Carried a burden inside
I sung a last goodbye
A broken rhyme I had underlined
There's an ocean of sorrow in you

A sorrow in me

I saw movement in their eyes
They said I no longer knew the way
I had given up the ghost
A passive mind submit to fear
And the wait for redemption at hand

Waiting to fail

Failing again

If death should take me now
Count my mistakes and let me through
Whisper in my ear
You've taken more than we've received
And the ocean of sorrow is you

poopnoodle
June 24th, 2011, 01:53 PM
i'd always thought tom waits's "take it with me" was another beautiful song from the master of lyrics, i loved it but i never fully grasped the words until one night i went to see a friend who plays live jazz at a seafood restaurant. he sang that song for me and emphasized this line: "it's got to be more than flesh and blood; all that you've loved is all you own." what else could we take with us at the end of our time? what material objects give us that sensational rush of feeling alive like experiences and emotions?

Phone's off the hook
No one knows where we are
It's a long time since I
Drank champagne
The ocean is blue
As blue as your eyes
I'm gonna take it with me
When I go
Old long since gone
Now way back when
We lived in Coney Island
Ain't no good thing
Ever dies
I'm gonna take it with me
When I go
Far far away a train
Whistle blows
Wherever you're goin
Wherever you've been
Waving good bye at the end
Of the day
You're up and you're over
And you're far away
Always for you, and
Forever yours
It felt just like the old days
We fell asleep on Beaula's porch
I'm gonna take it with me
When I go
All broken down by
The side of the road
I was never more alive or
Alone
I've worn the faces off
All the cards
I'm gonna take it with me
When I go
Children are playing
At the end of the day
Strangers are singing
On our lawn
It's got to be more
Than flesh and bone
All that you're loved
Is all you own
In a land there's a town
And in that town there's
A house
And in that house
There's a woman
And in that woman
There's a hart I love
I'm gonna take it
With me when I go
I'm gonna take it
With me when I go

genius, such a beautiful love song

Sydian
June 24th, 2011, 02:18 PM
Truth - Alexander
"Say you're my lover, say you're my homie
Tilt my chin back, slit my throat, take a bath in my blood
Get to know me."

The Widow - The Mars Volta
"Let me die, cause I'll never, never sleep alone."

Pickup Truck - Kings of Leon
"I hate to be so emotional, I didn't meant to get physical,
But when he pulled in and revved it up, I said 'you call that a pickup truck?'
And in the moonlight I run him down, all kickin', screamin', and rollin' around
A little piece of a bloody tooth, just so you know I was thinkin' of you."

Born This Way - Lady Gaga
"No matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgender life, I'm on the right track, baby I was born to survive."

Stereo Love - Edward Maya
"I don't wanna be another one paying for the things I never done."

Mr Cat Dog
July 2nd, 2011, 02:47 PM
Most of the lyrics to the songs of Stephen Sondheim's musical Company are kinda brilliant. I would quote some, but then I'd end up just writing the whole song-score out. I've been ever-so-slightly obsessed with it for the past week or so, but the lyrics of 'Ladies who Lunch' and 'What Would We Do Without You?' are all sorts of wonderful.

Posting Binge: 11/40

RHIOneAlbum
July 4th, 2011, 02:47 PM
"I really think the war on terror is a bunch of ********"
from Lupe Fiascos Words I Never Said

The entire song of All Black Everything by Lupe Fiasco

"we ain't ready, to see a black president!"
Fro. Tupac Shakurs Changes.

Second verse of Airplanes (Lupe Demo)

Second verse of Past My Shades by b.o.b ft. lupe Fiasco

Jake♫
July 4th, 2011, 06:09 PM
Excuse me while I fap over Dave Matthews Band's songs...like all of them...(AKA these are all DMB songs XD)

You Never Know (There's gonna be a lot from this song =3)
Funny when you're small
The moon follows the car
Doesn't no one but you see
Hey, the moon is chasing me
------
Don't lose the dreams inside your head
They'll only be there 'til you're dead
Dream
------
Out of the darkness comes light like a flash
You think you can, you think you can
------
But everyday should be a good day to die

Grey Street
There's a stranger speaks outside her door
Says take what you can from your dreams
Make them as real as anything
Oh it'd take the work out of the courage

So Damn Lucky
Oh my God, wait and see
What will soon become of me?
Frozen heart
Screaming wheels
Does that screaming come from me?

Dancing Nancies
Could I have been
A parking lot attendant
Could I have been
A millionaire in Bel Air
Could I have been Lost somewhere in Paris
Could I have been
Your little brother
Could I have been
Anyone other than me
------
Look up at the sky
My mouth is open wide, lick and taste
What's the use in worrying, what's the use in hurrying
Turn, turn we almost become dizzy

Gravedigger
Gravedigger, when you dig my grave
Could you make it shallow?
So that I can feel the rain
Gravedigger

Shake Me Like A Monkey
Do you know what it is
To feel the light of love inside you?
And all the darkness falls away
If you feel the way I feel
Then believe we have the answer
I've been searching for tonight

You and Me
Oh and when the kids are old enough
We're gonna teach them to fly

The Maker
My body is bent and broken by long and dangerous sleep
I can't work the fields of Abraham and turn my head away
I'm not a stranger in the hands of the Maker

The Best of What's Around
Turns out not where but who you're with
That really matters

So Much To Say
Sometimes, I find it easy to be myself
Sometimes, I find it's better to be somebody else

#41
I'm only this far
And only tomorrow leads my way

Okay I'll stop before this gets any longer XD

I'm only a little obsessed I swear =3 Fine I'm completely obsessed...sue me

Houndour2005
July 5th, 2011, 10:00 AM
I love Belarus - Anastasiya Vinnikova

Yeah yeah yeah yeah...
Yeah yeah yeah yeah...
Yeah yeah yeah yeah...
Yeah yeah yeah yeah...

I'm feeling great and it's easy to be strong
Then all the hearts keep on beating as one

The sky is blue and I'm writing a new song
Saying that I'm free, friendly and young
I have so much and I'm ready to show you
Let's come together, so here is my hand
We're gonna fly watching lakes in their full view
Fields are full of gold, and it's all my land

I love Belarus, got it deep inside
I love Belarus, feel it in my mind
And I wanna see the sun shining from above
You will always be the one, I can't get enough

Tingaliin - Pihlman

Tingaliin, tingaliin
Skrapio baska ja gin
Nazdrovje, Lenin!
Nastupayushcim!
Tingaliin, tingaliin
Dasvidanja, Putin!
Nazdrovje globoski
Nastupayushcim!
Hey, hey, hey!

TRIFORCE89
July 5th, 2011, 07:13 PM
In My Life
The Beatles, written by John Lennon
There are places I'll remember
all my life, though some have changed.
Some forever, not for better;
some have gone and some remain.

All these places had their moments
with lovers and friends I still can recall.
Some are dead and some are living,
in my life I've loved them all.

But of all these friends and lovers
there is no one compares with you.
And these mem'ries lose their meaning
when I think of love as something new.

Tho' I know I'll never lose affection
for people and things that went before,
I know I'll often stop and think about them,
in my life I love you more.

Tho' I know I'll never lose affection
for people and things that went before,
I know I'll often stop and think about them,
in my life I love you more.

In my life I love you more.

RHIOneAlbum
July 5th, 2011, 07:20 PM
Observing the estate through the gate of the outside looking in
I bet you would think I got it made, better look again
I got a butler, and a maid, and a mansion the belief is that I'm livin out a millionaires fantasy
With phantoms and ferraris in the driveway, but you see it came in exchange of a sane mans sanity
Your vision jaded by the Grammys on the mantlepiece, just switch your camera lens and you would see the agony
His family ecounters overshadows his extravagence, walk in my 9s a while I dare you it will scare you
While it surely seems like a kings life seems glamorous, you're seeing through the eyes of the untrained amateurs
But you can't see beyond the castle walls till it falls in a pile

-TIs Castle Walls verse one

I think I got the lyrics right, I wrote them from memory, but you get the idea of them.

Lashh
July 7th, 2011, 07:23 PM
No pulse inside of me
Stone cold lips and heresy
All lies into a degree
Losing who I wanna be
You'll find out right now
He maybe out of his mind
But some day you will find
That sanity's left us all blind
And dragged us all behind
A moment seen through those eyes
Crystal blue disguise
They say that all beauty must die
I say it just moves on

If you'd only open your mind
Then someday you will find
Insanity's left us behind
And walked right through the door
I can see the pictures clear
As yesterday pictures of my own
I can hear the voices begging you to stay
But know you're not alone

and the last line in the song:

tonight we all die young


Save Me by Avenged Sevenfold. Really good song, ten minutes of epicness that ends with something melodic and beautiful. And the guitar solo in the song is wild.