Favorite lyrics

Discussion in 'Music' started by flaming, May 8, 2016.

  1. flaming

    flaming Valued Member

    PJ Harvey - The Whores Hustle and the Hustlers Whore...


    ^that's one of mine.:)
     
  2. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    You're starting some interesting threads.

    But...Why 'PJ Harvey - The Whores Hustle and the Hustlers Whore...'?. Insight please. :)
     
  3. flaming

    flaming Valued Member

    Just some NSFW or children; experiences...
     
  4. Knee Rider

    Knee Rider Valued Member Supporter

    Cocaine flame in my bloodstream
    Sold my coat when I hit Spokane
    Bought myself a hard pack of cigarettes in the early morning rain
    Lately my hands they don't feel like mine
    My eyes been stung with dust, I'm blind
    Held you in my arms one time
    Lost you just the same
    Jolene
    I ain't about to go straight
    It's too late
    I found myself face down in the ditch
    Booze on my hair
    Blood on my lips
    A picture of you, holding a picture of me
    in the pocket of my blue jeans
    Still don't know what love means
    Still don't know what love means
    Jolene
    Ah, La, La, La, La, La
    Jolene
    Been so long since I seen your face
    or felt a part of this human race
    I've been living out of this here suitcase for way too long
    A man needs something he can hold onto
    A nine pound hammer or a woman like you
    Either one of them things will do
    Jolene
    I ain't about to go straight
    It's too late
    I found myself face down in the ditch
    Booze in my hair
    Blood on my lips
    A picture of you, holding a picture of me
    In the pocket of my blue jeans
    Still don't know what love means
    Still don't know what love means
    Jolene
     
  5. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Seriously, Indigo Girls IMO write some of the best lyrics consistently of any artists I can think of. Why do most people like song lyrics? It is something they can relate to. I really feel like the lyrics and mood of this song express how I feel about life in my more melancholy moods.


    Best lyrics in the song.
    Indigo Girls – Galileo Lyrics
    Galileo's head was on the block
    The crime was lookin' up the truth
    And as the bombshells of my daily fears explode
    I try to trace them to my youth

    And then you had to bring up reincarnation
    Over a couple of beers the other night
    And now I'm serving time for mistakes
    Made by another in another life time

    (Chorus) How long 'til my soul gets it right
    Can any human being ever reach that kind of light
    I call on the resting soul of Galileo king of night vision
    King of insight

    And then I think about my fear of motion
    Which I never could explain
    Some other fool across the ocean years ago
    Must have crashed his little airplane

    (Chorus)

    I'm not making a joke
    You know me I take everything so seriously
    If we wait for the time till our souls get it right
    Then at least I know there'll be no nuclear annihilation in my life time
    I'm still not right

    (Instrumental)

    I offer thanks to those before me
    That's all I've got to say
    'Cause maybe you squandered big bucks in your lifetime
    Now I have to pay

    But then again it feels like some sort of inspiration
    To let the next life off the hook
    Or she'll say look what I had to overcome from my last life
    I think I'll write a book

    How long 'til my soul gets it right
    (Til my soul gets it right)
    Can any human being ever reach the Highest Light
    (Til we reach the highest light)
    Except for the Galileo
    (God rest his soul)
    King of night vision king of insight

    How long…
    (Til my soul gets it right)
    (Til we reach the highest light)
    How long…
    (Til my soul gets it right)
    (Til we reach the highest light)
    How long
    Songwriters: SALIERS, EMILY ANN
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2016
  6. AndrewTheAndroid

    AndrewTheAndroid A hero for fun.

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUb450Alpps"]Hunger Strike[/ame]

    Every lyric in that beautiful song.
     
  7. flaming

    flaming Valued Member

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYt0Nwt_oNI"]Bebe - Cocaine - YouTube[/ame]

    I don't know what the lyrics are I will have to look them up.

    I never really liked poetry.
     
  8. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    One of my pet hates is when you're discussing bands with people and you mention that you don't like a bands lyrics and they tell you that they never listen to them, "I just like the music". Each to their own I guess.

    It's really a bit hard to post anything here without a warning or ban.

    Smut Peddlers - Songs about junkies, drugs, prison, surfing, women...the good things in life! But for a punk band they are quite poetical in a street poetry kind of way. They remind me of Bukowski, but that's probably due to the themes more than the structure. They often uses places and locations in the song titles and lyrics that adds to the gritty realism. But there's also a lot of humour in the lyrics too, gallows humour I suppose.

    GG Allin - Instant ban on this gent. Truly vile, perverted, sick songs. But I find it all so damn hilarious.

    Gillian Welch - Posted a ton of her stuff in the past. Just beautiful but very melancholic contemporary bluegrass / folk songs and lyrics. A lot of the songs are about the plight of share croppers, itinerant workers and the poor in the rural south...but still relevant today.

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4LdjEObjGo"]Gillian Welch - Revelator - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k35haKwqY14"]Gillian Welch - Hard Times - YouTube[/ame]
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2016
  9. flaming

    flaming Valued Member

    John Cooper Clarke – Evidently Chickentown

    :bang:
     
  10. greg1075

    greg1075 Valued Member

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKQSlH-LLTQ"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKQSlH-LLTQ[/ame]
     
  11. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    Gotta have some Tom Waits....I love this song...the delivery, the lyrics. This is a man that has lived, loved and lost and it comes out in his songs.

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR5SHuJDlUQ"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR5SHuJDlUQ[/ame]

    In particular I love

    "I'm close to heaven
    Crushed at the gate
    They sharpen their knives
    On my mistakes"

    Tom Waits also wrote a song with the lyrics...

    "Well my baby's so fine Even her car looks good From behind"

    Love that too. :)
     
  12. flaming

    flaming Valued Member

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Snj93QT82rg"]Bebe - Siempre Me Quedara (translated) - YouTube[/ame]

    found the lyrics...

    I'm interested in the lyrics because I have read a lot about drug use legal and non legal. And I am curious. I have yet to watch the video myself...
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2016
  13. flaming

    flaming Valued Member

    More life in a tramps vest - stereophonics

    I love screaming that in the shower or car.

    I would prefer if people just posted single lyrics. I'm a bit slow/lazy so erm it would be easier for me. To think about a response.

    Because I feel like death warmed up sometimes.
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2016
  14. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Mod note- I am going to remind everyone that if you post a video here, please include commentary with it about why you are posting it. Things like WHY you like those lyrics. Things to further discussion. Thanks!
     
  15. flaming

    flaming Valued Member

    Love is like a sin, my love, For the one that feels it the most.

    I find this lyric very confusing.
     
  16. cloudz

    cloudz Valued Member

    I think they want to say some (people) can love too much, and that it's not healthy ..
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2016
  17. flaming

    flaming Valued Member

    Unkle "Nursery Rhyme / Breather"
    (feat. Badly Drawn Boy)

    'Won't you sing me a nursery rhyme

    To keep me quiet while you're on fire'

    I find these two lines amazing, and confusing at the same time.
     

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