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Favourite lyrics!

Discussion in 'Music Archive' started by Sepheh, 21 May 2006.

  1. Sepheh


    Joined: 14 Jul 2003

    Posts: 2,812

    Location: Leeds

    I notice there wasnt a thread on this in here and I always find it interesting to know the answer to... What is your favourite lyric (not necessarily of all time, just for how you're feeling now), from what song, and who is it by?

    I am really liking the following lyrics:

    and i can swallow failure just to learn, and i can build bridges from, what you burn

    These are all taken from Hell is for Heroes - I can climb mountains... I just like the lyrics and how whoever wrote them has turned around two reasonably well known sayings and turned them into a positive...

    I have many other fav lyrics and will add them as I remember them! I was just happening to be listening to that song and realised, wow, i love these lyrics!
  2. Doohickey


    Joined: 8 Aug 2004

    Posts: 9,341

    Location: Shropshire

    Cord - Winter

    When our love grew tired
    We lost desire
    Was it all the stress and struggle, the constant pressure to provide
    Was it just never right?

    Can we battle on?
    See it through
    And there was never any sign of where or when the sky turned blue,
    Only the storm and you.

    Now you're living as you want to live
    You'll be kissing someone else's lips,
    Just like you were before me...

    You took the sun out of my summer time,
    Now it's just bright light,
    And it might as well be winter.
    I'm bored of crying,
    I'm bored of these lies,
    I'm bored of me trying,
    You go off and please yourself, just like you usually do.

    Going in reverse
    Can be far worse
    Now that we're becoming strangers you can't admit it doesn't hurt,
    Abandoning all that worked.

    Now you're living as you want to live,
    You'll be kissing someone else's lips,
    Just like you were before me...

    You took the sun out of my summer time,
    Now it's just bright light
    And it might as well be winter...

    Hey, if you wanna know the truth about it,
    I guess I love you still.
    If I'm crawling back in bed beside you, you know it's just, to kill...

    You took took the sun out of my summer time,
    Now it's just bright light
    And it might as well be winter...
    I'm bored of crying,
    I'm bored of these lies
    I'm bored of me trying,
    You go off and please yourself, just like you usually do...
  3. Raikiri


    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,844

    Location: Brighton

    "A scene set to singe innocence
    Upheave, unhinge, and pit against
    Like every made for TV movie should..."

    "...We are, we know, we see, we think for you
    The who, the what, the when, the where, the why
    We build your young, we build you too, we see you all."

    From the song Made for TV Movie by Incubus, it is about people repeating past mistakes and not learning from them and also the power of the media to skew our views etc.
  4. Nix


    Joined: 26 Dec 2005

    Posts: 19,839

    Funeral For A Friend - Storytelling:

    We'll start a fire, and burn some bridges. We'll make it out of here tonight.

    Funeral For A Friend - Roses For The Dead:

    You look just like your father, and you look just like your father.
    Forgive me my father, your son is smiling.

    Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life):

    Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road. Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go.
    So make the best of this test, and don't ask why. It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time.

    Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

    If I lay here, if I just lay here... Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

    All that I am. All that I ever was. Is here in your perfect eyes, they're all I can see.

    Thursday - This Side Of Brightness:

    All the good times that pass, all the friends we lose in a lifetime on our way.

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge:

    She sees my good deeds and she kisses the wind.

    It's hard to believe there's nobody out there, it's hard to believe I'm all alone.

    Hell Is For Heroes - Night Vision:

    Under a blanket of fear,
    down a bottomless pit,
    I've been waiting for this night to open my eyes.

    Wide awake i see in the dark,
    see the fences breaking apart,
    get together with my old friends.

    Once again we breathe in the air,
    escape to somewhere far from nowhere.

    Where the sky's been tainted red,
    Where the sky's been tainted...

    Up on a bank by a stream trading memories for dreams,
    fading echoes and pictures we burn at the seams.

    And now our wings are painted gold,
    they'll make idols of us yet.
    Empty promises they sold,
    will reach their best before dates soon...

    I can see it all.
    Last edited: 21 May 2006
  5. penski


    Joined: 9 May 2005

    Posts: 20,834

    Location: NE8

    Pitchshifter - A Better Lie™

    If I could be bothered, I would think of a better lie...
    ...But I don't like you enough to even try.

    earthtone9 - Grind And Click

    Grind and click
    Grind and click
    Grind and click
    Grind and click
    The bomb goes off
    With a grind and a
    Click, no flick of
    The switch, but
    With a knife to the wrist
    Blows my mind every time
    Blows my mind every time

    Tool - H.

    And the snake is drowned and
    As I look in his eyes,
    My fear begins to fade
    Recalling all of those times.
    I could have cried then.
    I should have cried then.

    And as the walls come down and
    As I look in your eyes
    My fear begins to fade
    Recalling all of the times
    I have died
    and will die.
    It's all right.

    I don't mind.

  6. Haircut


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,926

    Location: SW London

    Jimmy Eat World - Hear You Me

    What would you think of me now,
    so lucky, so strong, so proud?

    I never said thank you for that,
    now I'll never have a chance.

    Snow Patrol - Chocolate

    You're the only thing that I love
    It scares me more every day

    Bruce Springsteen - pretty much everything he's done
    Brilliant Disguise has some fantastic lyrics though

    I hold you in my arms
    as the band plays
    What are those words whispered baby
    just as you turn away
    I saw you last night
    out on the edge of town
    I wanna read your mind
    To know just what I've got in this new thing I've found
    So tell me what I see
    when I look in your eyes
    Is that you baby
    or just a brilliant disguise

    I heard somebody call your name
    from underneath our willow
    I saw something tucked in shame
    underneath your pillow
    Well I've tried so hard baby
    but I just can't see
    What a woman like you
    is doing with me
    So tell me who I see
    when I look in your eyes
    Is that you baby
    or just a brilliant disguise

    Now look at me baby
    struggling to do everything right
    And then it all falls apart
    when out go the lights
    I'm just a lonely pilgrim
    I walk this world in wealth
    I want to know if it's you I don't trust
    'cause I damn sure don't trust myself

    Now you play the loving woman
    I'll play the faithful man
    But just don't look too close
    into the palm of my hand
    We stood at the alter
    the gypsy swore our future was right
    But come the wee wee hours
    Well maybe baby the gypsy lied
    So when you look at me
    you better look hard and look twice
    Is that me baby
    or just a brilliant disguise

    Tonight our bed is cold
    I'm lost in the darkness of our love
    God have mercy on the man
    Who doubts what he's sure of
  7. kitten_caboodle


    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

    Posts: 5,463

    Location: Frack off, nosey

    I love:

    'Don't say you're easy on me, cos you're about as easy as a nuclear war
    Duran Duran - Is there something I should know

    You've left me with nothing to win and nothing left to lose
    U2 - With or without you

    Ooh eee ooo aaahh ahhh ting tang wallawallabing bang
    Cartoons - (ok, not really :p)

    In the twist of seperation, you excelled at being free
    Take That - Back for Good

    And...pretty much all of 'Fix you' by Coldplay.
  8. lee32uk


    Joined: 9 Nov 2005

    Posts: 10,738

    Location: manchester,uk

    U2 - Love is blindness - Awesome song with great lyrics
  9. Roberta


    Joined: 27 Mar 2004

    Posts: 4,756

    Location: Swansea

    So, so many. These are just a few that mean things to me.

    No Doubt - Bathwater

    And the bags are much too heavy,
    In my insecure condition,
    My pregnant mind is fat full with envy again

    The Muffs - Honeymoon

    Any time, Any place,
    Yeah it's nice to see your face,
    And it's true that I still want you,
    In the most obnoxious way

    Bobby Conn - Home Sweet Home

    Got food in my garage, my garage is very large

    The last one keeps getting stuck in my head on loop.
  10. Nitro_Junkie

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 May 2004

    Posts: 1,781

    Location: West Sussex

    Metallica - I Disappear

    "do you bury me when I'm gone, do you teach me while I'm here, just as soon as I belong then its time I disappear"
  11. iCraig


    Joined: 21 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,314

    Location: Wolverhampton

    I don't know where,

    Confused about how as well,

    Just knowing these things will never change for us at all

    Fantastic song, my favourite so far this year.
  12. skinnyl


    Joined: 26 Mar 2003

    Posts: 781

    HOLD YOUR FIRE (Patto/Halsall)

    Hold your fire
    Don’t shoot me
    I’m in need of a friend
    And I’m cold and seeking shelter from the storm
    Put aside your rifle

    Help me steer around the bend
    Help me find my way back to the road for home

    You see I’d grown my hair, I got my head all straight
    Went after the American dream
    But I always ended up outside looking in on someone’s scene
    I was raised on hope and plastic carrot strung out right before my face
    I chased every pretty woman looking my way twice but they all disappeared without trace

    I’ve been shoved around from town to town it came so naturally
    I’ve been stopped and searched maybe fourteen times on my way from A to B
    I’ve been pointed at by children while I was sleeping in the park
    And I was heading home dejected when I scared you in the dark

    Hold your fire, etc.

    You could see me there at every happening with my album by the Byrds
    I was shown how to question the great "I Ching" but I could dig some of the words
    I’ve smoked a ton of marijuana, I sat crossed legged till my legs went numb
    I made peace signs at the farmers when they called me a no good bum

    I’ve read pornographic literature and I’ve studied the underground press
    I had given my all to Krishna who I was told would not take less
    I spent three weeks making necklaces from oriental beads
    They were stolen by my guru while I was high on glory seeds

    Hold your fire, etc.

    See I’d taken to wearing sandals and I’d given up watching T.V.
    I was rolling up grass in the American flag and I was sick from snorting "C"
    I blew my mind out on a trip one night and I ran all the way back to town
    But the minute I saw the lights in their faces I freaked and turned right around

    Well my skin turned yellow and my eyes sunk back from my diet of boiled brown rice
    I would shuffle past bright warm houses to my groove pad cold as ice
    I’ve been beaten down and busted and I’ve wound up on my own
    And there’s nothing left that buzzes me so I’m returning home

    Hold your fire, etc.

    Everyone who likes good guitar music and a little Jazz rock fusion should listen to Patto..
  13. William


    Joined: 26 Jul 2003

    Posts: 10,948

    Location: Derby

    The Stone Roses - Mersey Paradise

    I want to be (I want to be)
    Where the drownings are (drownings are)
    You see it in the sea
    River cools where I belong
    In my mersey paradise
  14. SexyGreyFox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Mar 2003

    Posts: 53,238

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    All my favourite lyrics are by The Macc Lads and I can't repeat any on here.
    However and edited brilliant lyric goes thus -

    She said I was good looking, and looked a bit like George Michael
    But she didn't want a *******, she was on her menstrual cycle,

    You get the idea.
  15. Sepheh


    Joined: 14 Jul 2003

    Posts: 2,812

    Location: Leeds

    Happy to see another Hell is for Heroes song lyric there! Another of my favourite lyrics is from Metallica - Fade to Black (its a bit depressing but it has helped me through some rought times this song)

    Things are not what they used to be
    Missing one inside of me
    Deathly lost, this cant be real
    Cannot stand this hell I feel
    Emptiness is filling me
    To the point of agony
    Growing darkness taking dawn
    I was me, but now hes gone

    On the opposite side of everything, for happy lyrics there are The Boy Least Likely To - Be Gentle With Me:

    Staring up into the solar system,
    All the stars are fixed up in the sky.
    I just want to sparkle for a moment
    Before I just fizzle out and die.

    I'm happy because I'm stupid.
    Scared of spiders, scared of flying.
    If I wasn't so happy,
    I wouldn't be so scared of dying.
  16. j00ni


    Joined: 4 Aug 2004

    Posts: 5,622

    Location: Wigan

    Ryan Adams - Come Pick Me Up
    come pick me up
    take me out
    **** me up
    steal my records
    screw all my friends
    behind my back
    with a smile on your face
    and then do it again

    Rilo Kiley - Portions For Foxes
    I keep on talkin' trash but I never say anything
    And the talkin' leads to touchin'
    and the touchin' leads to sex
    and then there is no mystery left

    The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize?
    Instead of saying all of your goodbyes
    Let them know you realize that life goes fast
    It's hard to make the good things last
    You realize the sun doesn't go down
    It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round
  17. red11


    Joined: 12 Jun 2005

    Posts: 8,395

    Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight

    Time is never time at all
    You can never ever leave without leaving a piece of you
    And our lives are forever changed
    We will never be the same
    The more you change the less you feel

    Believe, believe in me, believe

    That life can change, that you're not stuck in vain
    We're not the same, we're different tonight
    Tonight, so bright

    And you know you're never sure
    But your sure you could be right
    If you held yourself up to the light
    And the embers never fade in your city by the lake
    The place where you were born

    Believe, believe in me, believe

    In the resolute urgency of now
    And if you believe there's not a chance tonight
    Tonight, so bright

    We'll crucify the insincere tonight
    We'll make things right, we'll feel it all tonight
    We'll find a way to offer up the night tonight
    The indescribable moments of your life tonight
    The impossible is possible tonight

    Believe in me as I believe in you, tonight
    Last edited: 21 May 2006
  18. Sepheh


    Joined: 14 Jul 2003

    Posts: 2,812

    Location: Leeds

    Ahh man forgotten how good the smashing pumpkins were! Will be listening to them before i go to bed tonight!
  19. One More Solo


    Joined: 29 Dec 2004

    Posts: 16,245

    Location: Manchester

    That's the quote I left in my school yearbook. :)
  20. darreny


    Joined: 19 May 2004

    Posts: 2,868

    faith no more - the real thing

    just get the song and you'll hear the lyrics