Best lyrics in a song you have heard....

fluffykontbiscuits

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Im a sucker for good music but one song I have fallen in love with is this La Ritournelle by Sebastien Tellier.....The lyrics go something like this


"Oh nothing’s gonna change my love for you
I wanna spend my life with you
So we make love on the grass under the moon
No one can tell, damned if I do
Forever journeys on golden avenues
I drift in your eyes since I love you
I got that beat in my veins for only rule
Love is to share, mine is for you"

[ame=http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=S8PLeWufw8U&feature=related]YouTube - Chill Out : La Ritournelle (Sebastian Tellier)[/ame]
 


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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MS2vZLW9Xk&feature=related]YouTube - USSR/ Soviet National Anthem - Red Army Choir[/ame]


English lyrics of 1944 version

Unbreakable Union of freeborn Republics
Great Russia has wielded forever to stand!
Created in struggle by will of the Peoples,
United and Mighty our Soviet Land!

CHORUS
Sing to our Motherland, Free and Undying,
Bulwark of Peoples in Brotherhood Strong!
Flag of the Soviets, Flag of the people,
From Victory to Victory lead us on!

Through tempests the shadows of freedom have cheered us,
Along the new path where great Lenin did lead,
Be true to the people, thus Stalin has reared us,
Inspired us to labor and Valorus Deed.

CHORUS
Sing to our Motherland, Free and Undying,
Bulwark of Peoples in Happiness Strong!
Flag of the Soviets, Flag of the people,
From Victory to Victory lead us on!

Our army grew up in the heat of grim battle,
Barbarian invaders we'll swiftly strike down.
In combat the fate of the future we'll settle,
Our country we'll lead to eternal renown!

CHORUS
Sing to our Motherland, Free and Undying,
Bulwark of Peoples in Bravery Strong!
Flag of the Soviets, Flag of the people,
From Victory to Victory lead us on!
 

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Even better are the lyrics of the Patriot game...Particularly the ones about shooting down the Gardai...

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izrygGt-6ZE]YouTube - The Patriot Game - www.UnitedIreland.eu.tt[/ame]

Can you imagine Fergal O'Hanlon...Just 17 when he was cut down by crown forces in 1957....Having a sig like custard!?

Come all ye young rebels, and list while I sing,
For the love of one's country is a terrible thing.
It banishes fear with the speed of a flame
And it makes us all part of the patriot game.

My name is O'Hanlon, and I've just turned sixteen.
My home is in Monaghan, where I was weaned.
I learned all my life cruel England to blame,
So now I am part of the patriot game.

This Ireland of ours has too long been half free;
Six counties lie under John Bull's tyranny.
But still De Valera is greatly to blame
For shirking his part in the patriot game.

They told me how Connolly was shot in his chair,
His wounds from the fighting all bloody and bare.
His fine body twisted, all battered and lame;
They soon made me part of the patriot game.

I don't mind a bit if I shoot down police
They are lackeys for war, never guardians of peace
And yet at deserters I'm never let aim
The rebels who sold out the patriot game.

It's nearly two years since I wandered away
With the local battalion of the bold IRA,
I've read of our heroes, and I wanted the same,
To play out my part in the patriot game.

And now as I lie here, my body all holes,
I think of those traitors who bargained in souls
And I wish that my rifle had given the same
To those quislings who sold out the patriot game.
 

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Even better are the lyrics of the Patriot game...Particularly the ones about shooting down the Gardai...

YouTube - The Patriot Game - www.UnitedIreland.eu.tt

Can you imagine Fergal O'Hanlon...Just 17 when he was cut down by crown forces in 1957....Having a sig like custard!?

Come all ye young rebels, and list while I sing,
For the love of one's country is a terrible thing.
It banishes fear with the speed of a flame
And it makes us all part of the patriot game.

My name is O'Hanlon, and I've just turned sixteen.
My home is in Monaghan, where I was weaned.
I learned all my life cruel England to blame,
So now I am part of the patriot game.

This Ireland of ours has too long been half free;
Six counties lie under John Bull's tyranny.
But still De Valera is greatly to blame
For shirking his part in the patriot game.

They told me how Connolly was shot in his chair,
His wounds from the fighting all bloody and bare.
His fine body twisted, all battered and lame;
They soon made me part of the patriot game.

I don't mind a bit if I shoot down police
They are lackeys for war, never guardians of peace
And yet at deserters I'm never let aim
The rebels who sold out the patriot game.

It's nearly two years since I wandered away
With the local battalion of the bold IRA,
I've read of our heroes, and I wanted the same,
To play out my part in the patriot game.

And now as I lie here, my body all holes,
I think of those traitors who bargained in souls
And I wish that my rifle had given the same
To those quislings who sold out the patriot game.

Written by Dominic Behan and influenced Bob Dylan who used the melody in 'With God on Our Side'.
 
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The Ramones' 'Teenage Lobotomy'

Now I guess I'll have to tell 'em

That I got no cerebellum.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ssoBUb2cJk]YouTube - Ramones - Teenage Lobotomy[/ame]

Or, The Fall's 'A Past Gone Mad'

If I ever end up like Ian McShane

slit my throat with a kitchen tool
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGgN0xskBLw]YouTube - A Past Gone Mad (The Fall) (The Infotainment Scan)[/ame]
 

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Shang-a-lang,and we sang shang-a-lang as we ran with the gang and we doowop a doodiidoo wayyy,and were all in the news in our blue suede shoes.....:lol::lol::lol:
 

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Weela Wallia


There was an old woman who lived in the wood,
Weela weela wallia;
There was an old woman who lived in the wood,
Down by the river Sallia.

She had a baby six months old,
Weela weela wallia;
She had a baby six months old,
Down by the river Sallia.

She had a penknife three foot long,
Weela weela wallia;
She had a penknife three foot long
Down by the river Sallia.

She stuck the knife in the baby's head,
Weela weela wallia;
The more she stabbed it the more it bled
Down by the river Sallia.

Three big knocks came a knocking at the door,
Weela weela wallia;
Two policemen and a hangman,
Down by the river Sallia.

"Are you the woman what killed the child?"
Weela weela wallia;
"Are you the woman what killed the child?"
Down by the river Sallia.

"I am the woman what killed the child."
Weela weela wallia;
"I am the woman what killed the child."
Down by the river Sallia.

The rope was pulled and she was hung,
Weela weela wallia;
The rope got pulled and she was hung
Down by the river Sallia.

The moral of this story is,
Weela weela wallia;
Ya Don't stick knives in babies' heads
Down by the river Sallia.
 

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By the standards of you sophisticates this one is fairly mundane.
Anybody who has ever gone out for a paper on a Sunday morning, far away from home in a lonely city, and with a head lamenting the night before,
cannot but be moved by the words of Kris Kristoffenson's "Sunday Morning Coming Down".
I particularly like the Johnny Cash version.
 

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On the Sunday morning sidewalk,
Wishing, Lord, that I was stoned.
'Cos there's something in a Sunday,
Makes a body feel alone.
And there's nothin' short of dyin',
Half as lonesome as the sound,
On the sleepin' city sidewalks:
Sunday mornin' comin' down.


Thats the chorus of the above song that you mentioned :)
 

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love sunday morning etc. but only song now is "Everybody Hurts". But remember "Take comfortin your friends"!:);)
 

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What about Leonard Cohen's "Bird on the wire".
 

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Kristofferson has some fantastic lyrics, and his delivery in that song is pitch perfect. The bit where his voice cracks at

And it took me back to somethin',
That I'd lost somehow, somewhere along the way.
is great.

Pretty much everything in Dylan's Tangled Up In Blue for me.

Also always loved the line "I watched you burn in the eye of my sun" from House OF Mirrors by the Distillers.

Failing that For No One by the Beatles

The day breaks, your mind aches
You find that all her words of kindness linger on
When she no longer needs you

She wakes up, she makes up
She takes her time and doesn't feel she has to hurry
She no longer needs you

And in her eyes you see nothing
No sign of love behind her tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years
 

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you guys are all mushy tree huggers!....

heres my favourite lyrics from suicidal tendencies.....

I feel like sh!t-what am I to you?
I feel like sh!t. Deja vu!
And when I feel like sh!t, I feel like sh!t!

I feel like sh!t-I'm sorry to say
Do you ****!n' think I like feeling this way
I feel like sh!t-what do you expect me to do
I feel like sh!t, deja vu!

This ain't my imagination
Lost all thoughts and concentration
Time goes on day after day
But still If feel the same ****!n' way!
Feel like sh!t, deja vu!

Always feeling out of place
Hiding behind a smiling face
There just ain't no pretty words
Can't you see it ****!n' hurts!

You know I feel like sh!t-deja vu
Feel like sh!t-deja vu
Feel like sh!t-deja vu
And when I feel like sh!t I feel like sh!t


[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAbazpVi_IY&feature=related"]De Ja Vu...[/ame]
 
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you guys are all mushy tree huggers!....

heres my favourite lyrics from suicidal tendencies.....

I feel like sh!t-what am I to you?
I feel like sh!t. Deja vu!
And when I feel like sh!t, I feel like sh!t!

I feel like sh!t-I'm sorry to say
Do you ****!n' think I like feeling this way
I feel like sh!t-what do you expect me to do
I feel like sh!t, deja vu!

This ain't my imagination
Lost all thoughts and concentration
Time goes on day after day
But still If feel the same ****!n' way!
Feel like sh!t, deja vu!

Always feeling out of place
Hiding behind a smiling face
There just ain't no pretty words
Can't you see it ****!n' hurts!

You know I feel like sh!t-deja vu
Feel like sh!t-deja vu
Feel like sh!t-deja vu
And when I feel like sh!t I feel like sh!t


De Ja Vu...
Yeah, Just what you'd need to put pep in your step on a wet, cold Monday morning. :cool:
 

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But their world
has flat backgrounds
and little
Need to sleep
But to dream
the sidewinder sleeps on it's back

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFf7_IKa7k8]YouTube - R.E.M. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite **HQ**[/ame]

The song is about the homeless, REM describe the homeless as being like Sidewinder snakes, like snakes people step over them, like snakes people are wary of them, like snakes they seem constantly wary and nervous of people who approach, their wariness a self defence mechanism.

'Their world has flat backgrounds' - meaning how for them the enivironment they see around them they never interact it and might as well be a design on wallpaper (flat backgrounds) instead of a 3D interactive reality... whether a bus journey, going shopping, seeing people eating in restuarants, smiling happy young lovers - whatever - it is not a part of their reality, it is just a 'flat background'. Their reality is limited to sifting through garbage and getting intimately acquainted with things like the coin marks on the insert slot of a phonebooth 'scratches all around the coinslot'.

The last lyric 'sleeps on it's back' is beautiful, it describes how homeless people cannot find safety or the peace needed 'to dream'... even when sleeping they must be wary - so they sleep on their backs (alert) and cannot dream as we might.

It's a hauntingly worded description of a homeless man's existence, full of almost manic skippy descriptions of what would seem to us a dreadful existence, the manic optimism and child-like wonder of the man shows the strength of the homeless in always struggling to find some beauty and meaning even in such a world... I guess they have to partially invent new interpretations of their reality to continue going on in such a world and that's why the lyrics are so fantastical in places... 'Candy bar, falling star'. It's best summed up in the opening lines, he is describing his intention to sleep in a phonebooth and manages to describe it like it's a hotel suite, and he is talking to someone who might want to contact him, suggesting they use 'his' phone....

This here is the place where i will be staying
There isn't a number you can call the payphone
Let it ring a long long long long time
If i don't pick up hang up, call back let it ring some more.

My favourite REM song.
 
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Heres a cw masterpiece from 1977.
Listen to her phrasing and the harmonies in this simple & moving elegiac melody on re-union.
Somebody said this would melt an ice cold hermit in his cave.


TOGETHER AGAIN [Written by Buck Owens]

Together again --my t e a rs have stopped falling
The long lonely nights--- are n o w at an end
The key to my heart ----you hold in your h a n d
And nothing else matters---- cause we're together again

Together again---- the grey s k I e s are gone
You're back in my arms ------now where you belong
The love that we k n e w ---is living a g a i n
And nothing else matters---- cause we're together again

Instrumental

Together again----- my tears have stopped falling
The long lonely nights----- are now at an end
The love that we knew----- is living again
And nothing else matters ---cause we're together again
No nothing else matters--- cause we're together again

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG1qTFZSiAM]YouTube - Emmylou Harris : Together Again (1977)[/ame]

At 1-07 to 1-09 there is I think a tiny error where it sounds like she starts with the word We,re and it end as youre[the correct word].
But who cares Emmy herself says the imperfections are what make for the ultimate realistic experience.
Back to the original idea of the impromptu jamming session.
 
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fluffykontbiscuits

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But their world
has flat backgrounds
and little
Need to sleep
But to dream
the sidewinder sleeps on it's back

YouTube - R.E.M. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite **HQ**

The song is about the homeless, REM describe the homeless as being like Sidewinder snakes, like snakes people step over them, like snakes people are wary of them, like snakes they seem constantly wary and nervous of people who approach, their wariness a self defence mechanism.

'Their world has flat backgrounds' - meaning how for them the enivironment they see around them they never interact it and might as well be a design on wallpaper (flat backgrounds) instead of a 3D interactive reality... whether a bus journey, going shopping, seeing people eating in restuarants, smiling happy young lovers - whatever - it is not a part of their reality, it is just a 'flat background'. Their reality is limited to sifting through garbage and getting intimately acquainted with things like the coin marks on the insert slot of a phonebooth 'scratches all around the coinslot'.

The last lyric 'sleeps on it's back' is beautiful, it describes how homeless people cannot find safety or the peace needed 'to dream'... even when sleeping they must be wary - so they sleep on their backs (alert) and cannot dream as we might.

It's a hauntingly worded description of a homeless man's existence, full of almost manic skippy descriptions of what would seem to us a dreadful existence, the manic optimism and child-like wonder of the man shows the strength of the homeless in always struggling to find some beauty and meaning even in such a world... I guess they have to partially invent new interpretations of their reality to continue going on in such a world and that's why the lyrics are so fantastical in places... 'Candy bar, falling star'. It's best summed up in the opening lines, he is describing his intention to sleep in a phonebooth and manages to describe it like it's a hotel suite, and he is talking to someone who might want to contact him, suggesting they use 'his' phone....

This here is the place where i will be staying
There isn't a number you can call the payphone
Let it ring a long long long long time
If i don't pick up hang up, call back let it ring some more.

My favourite REM song.
That was one of them songs funnily enough I never ever really thought the lyrics meant anything. I just listened to the song without ever thinking what was meant.Cheers for the background to the song, just playing it on youtube now!
 


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