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12 January 2011
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Ok stealing something from another beatlebibles section…

 

As I said before, I'm listening to a lot of the music I used to listen before I entered in a Beatlemania phase (meaning I listen to Beatles only), and I find myself remembering amazing lyrics. One of my favorite singers is Janis Joplin. I love her. I mean, her songs are romantic but not the "puppy-eyes" attitude, but more like "Ok babe, let's dance together and see if this works out".

 

My favorite song of her is Me and Bobby McGee written by Kris Kristofferson. My two favorite lines are : Freedom is just another word for not left to lose. and But I'll trade all my tomorrows for just one yesterday, to hold Bobby's body next to mine. 

 

Just love it. So, anybody want to share their favorite lyrics? mal-evans

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
12 January 2011
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From Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan

"I wish that for just one time
You could stand inside my shoes
And just for that one moment
I could be you

Yes, I wish that for just one time
You could stand inside my shoes
You'd know what a drag it is
To see you"

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

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13 January 2011
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I could go on forever with just Bob Dylan lyrics alone.  But I'll limit myself to a few…

 

She was married when we first met

Soon to be divorced

I helped her out of a bad situation

But I used a little too much force.

–"Tangled Up in Blue"

 

You used to be so amused

At Napoleon in rags

And the language that he used

Go to him now, he calls you, you can't refuse

When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose

You're invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal

–"Like a Rolling Stone"

 

Inside the museums

Infinity goes up on trial

Voices echo, this is what salvation

Must be like after a while

But Mona Lisa musta had the highway blues

You can tell by the way she smiles.

–"Visions of Johanna"

 

Oh, what did you see, my blue eyed son ?

And what did you see, my darling young one ?

I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it

I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it

I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippin'

I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin'

I saw a white ladder all covered with water

I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken

I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children

And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, and it's a hard

It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.

–"A Hard Rain's a Gonna Fall"

13 January 2011
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Long before there was an angry John Lennon, an angry Bob Marley, an angry Joe Strummer, there was of course Bob Dylan's hero, Woody Guthrie, who wrote one of the greatest songs ever.   Most people have only listened to the chorus and assumed it's a nice patriotic little tune.  Listen to the whole thing and pay attention to the last two verses…

"This Land is Your Land"

Chorus:

This land is your land, this land is my land

From California, to the New York Island

From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters

This land was made for you and me

As I was walking a ribbon of highway

I saw above me an endless skyway

I saw below me a golden valley

This land was made for you and me

Chorus

I've roamed and rambled and I've followed my footsteps

To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts

And all around me a voice was sounding

This land was made for you and me

Chorus

The sun comes shining as I was strolling

The wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling

The fog was lifting a voice come chanting

This land was made for you and me

Chorus

As I was walkin' – I saw a sign there

And that sign said – no tress passin'

But on the other side …. it didn't say nothin!

Now that side was made for you and me!

Chorus

In the squares of the city – In the shadow of the steeple

Near the relief office – I see my people

And some are grumblin' and some are wonderin'

If this land's still made for you and me.

Chorus (2x)

13 January 2011
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mithveaen said:

 

My favorite song of her is Me and Bobby McGee written by Kris Kristofferson. My two favorite lines are : Freedom is just another word for not left to lose. and But I'll trade all my tomorrows for just one yesterday, to hold Bobby's body next to mine. 

 


Weird. The lyric "Freedom is just another…" was my facebook status today. I love this song and Janis.
 

But here are a couple of my favorite:

 

And you can tell everybody this is your song

It may be quite simple but now that it's done

I hope you don't mind

I hope you don't mind that I put down in words

How wonderful life is while you're in the world

-Your Song by Elton John

 

I wanna glide down over Mulholland

I wanna write her name in the sky

I wanna free fall out into nothin'

Gonna leave this world for awhile

- Free Fallin' by Tom Petty

 

Wild horses couldn't drag me away 

Wild, wild horses, we'll ride them some day

-Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones

 

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;

None but ourselves can free our minds.

Have no fear for atomic energy,

'Cause none of them can stop the time.

How long shall they kill our prophets,

While we stand aside and look? Ooh!

Some say it's just a part of it:

We've got to fullfil the book.

Won't you help to sing

This songs of freedom-

'Cause all I ever have:

Redemption songs;

Redemption songs;

Redemption songs.

- Redemption Song by Bob Marley

 

Cinderella, she seems so easy

“It takes one to know one,” she smiles

And puts her hands in her back pockets

Bette Davis style

And in comes Romeo, he’s moaning

“You Belong to Me I Believe”

And someone says, “You’re in the wrong place my friend

You better leave”

And the only sound that’s left

After the ambulances go

Is Cinderella sweeping up

On Desolation Row

- Desolation Row by Bob Dylan

 

There's more but these are the ones that just popped into my head.

Well we all shine on like the moon, the stars, and the sun.
13 January 2011
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Listening to you,

I get the music.

Gazing at you,

I get the heat.

Following you,

I climb the mountains.

I get excitement at your feet.

Right behind you,

I see the millions.

On you,

I see the glory.

From you,

I get opinions.

From you,

I get the story.

"We're Not Gonna Take It"  --the Who.

 

Well I'm not the world's most masculine man

But I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man

And so is Lola.

 

"Lola"  --the Kinks

 

Long as I remember

Rain been comin' down

Clouds of mystery pourin'

Confusion on the ground

Good men through the ages

Tryin' to find the sun

And I wonder, still I wonder

Who'll stop the rain.

 

"Who'll Stop the Rain" -- Creedence Clearwater Revival

13 January 2011
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Wow!! What beautiful lyrics you have posted! And the best, I don't remember those songs so I'm definetly checking them.

 

My favorite U2 song: Stay (Far away so close). My favorite line is "Stay, and the day will keep it's trust, stay, and the night would be enough".

 

About Creedance Clearwater Revival, this line from "Wrote a song for everyone", it's so melancolic and beautiful "Saw myself a going, down to war in June. All I want, All I want is to write myself a tune."

 

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
13 January 2011
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Adding another one:

 

And as we wind on down the road 
Our shadows taller than our soul 
There walks a lady we all know 
Who shines white light and wants to show 
How everything still turns to gold 
And if you listen very hard 
The truth will come to you at last 
When all are one and one is all 
To be a rock and not to roll

-Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin

Well we all shine on like the moon, the stars, and the sun.
13 January 2011
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I just remember one of my favorite opening lines in a song. In few words you get the idea of the lyrics from this Neil Diamond song.

 

Love on the rocks,

ain't no surprise

just pour me a drink

and I'll tell you some lies

got nothing to lose

so you just sing the blues all the time.

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
13 January 2011
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A bunch of great songs listed so far, Redemption Song is one of my all time favorites. "Won't you help to sing…" definitely one of the most uplifting lines.

"I'm picking up good vibrations, she's giving me excitations."

"You that never done nothin'

But build to destroy

You play with my world

Like it's your little toy" Bob Dylan – Masters of War

"Sittin here restin my boooones

And this lonliness won't leave me aloooone

Yes, it's 2,000 miles I rooooamed

Just to make this dock my hoooome" Otis Redding – (Sittin On) The Dock of the Bay

"Am I blue, ain't these tears in my eyes, telling you?" Billie Holiday – Am I Blue?

"It's been too hard living 

And I'm afraid to die

I don't know what's up there

Beyond the sky" Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come

"Feel Good Music, I've been told, is good for your body, and good for your soul" Hey Pocky Way - The Wild Tchoupitoulas

I sat on a rug, biding my time, drinking her wine
13 January 2011
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Dry your eyes and take your song out, it's a newborn afternoon.
And if you can't recall the singer you can still recall the tune.
 
Dry Your Eyes - Neil Diamond

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13 January 2011
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I love the lyrics of "Sound of Silence" by Simon&Garfunkel:

 

Hello darkness, my old friend,

I've come to talk with you again,

Because a vision softly creeping,

Left its seeds while I was sleeping,

And the vision that was planted in my brain

Still remains

Within the sound of silence.

In restless dreams I walked alone

Narrow streets of cobblestone,

'Neath the halo of a street lamp,

I turned my collar to the cold and damp

When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light

That split the night

And touched the sound of silence.

And in the naked light I saw

Ten thousand people, maybe more.

People talking without speaking,

People hearing without listening,

People writing songs that voices never share

And no one dare

Disturb the sound of silence.

"Fools" said I, "You do not know

Silence like a cancer grows.

Hear my words that I might teach you,

Take my arms that I might reach to you."

But my words like silent raindrops fell,

And echoed

In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed

To the neon god they made.

And the sign flashed out its warning,

in the words that it was forming.

And the sign said, "The words of the prophets

are written on the subway walls

And tenement halls."

And whisper'd in the sounds of silence.

 

It's enigmatic, evocative and kind of scary, with it's aethereal aura.

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition. John Lennon
13 January 2011
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All the ones I thought of initially have been posted already.

An honourable mention to The Prophet's Song by Queen, which would have been the single from A Night At the Opera if not for Bohemian Rhapsody.

Oh oh people of the earth

Listen to the warning the seer he said

Beware the storm that gathers here

Listen to the wise man

I dreamed I saw on a moonlit stair

Spreading his hand on the multitude there

A man who cried for a love gone stale

And ice cold hearts of charity bare

I watched as fear took the old men's gaze

 Hopes of the young in troubled graves

'I see no day' I heard him say

So grey is the face of every mortal

Oh oh people of the earth!

'Listen to the warning' the prophet he said

For soon the cold of night will fall

Summoned by your own hand

Ah ah children of the land

Quicken to the new life take my hand

Fly and find the new green bough

Return like the white dove

He told of death as a bone white haze

Taking the lost and the unloved babe

Late too late all the wretches run

These kings of beasts now counting their days

From mother's love is the son estranged

Married his own his precious gain

The earth will shake in two will break

And death all round will be your dowry

Oh oh people of the earth

Listen to the warning the seer he said

For those who hear and mark my words

Listen to the good plan

Oh oh oh oh and two by two my human zoo

They'll be running for to come

Running for to come out of the rain

Oh flee for your life

Who heed me not let all your treasure make you

Oh fear for your life

Deceive you not the fires of hell will take you

Should death await you

Ah people can you hear me?

And now I know and now I know

And now I know and now I know

That you can hear me

And now I know and now I know

And now I know Now I know

Now I know now I know

Now I know now I know

Now I know

The earth will shake in two will break

Death all around around around around

Around around around around

Now I know now I know

Now I know now I know

Now I know

Wo wo wo wo wo wo wo wo wo

Listen to the wise listen to the wise listen to the wise

Listen to the wise listen to the wise man

La la

La la la la la la

La la la la la la

La la la la la la

La la la la la la

La la

La la

La la

Come Here (I – You)

Come Here (I – You)

Come Here (I – You)

Come Here (I – You)

Ah ah ah ah ah

Listen to the man listen to the man listen to the man listen

to the mad man


God gave you grace to purge this place

And peace all around may be your fortune

Oh oh children of the land

Love is still the answer take my hand

The vision fades a voice I hear

Listen to the madman!

 

But still I fear and still I dare not

 

Laugh at the madman!

 

(I cut out bits of the vocal canon so it didn't take up so much space).

And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time
13 January 2011
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This is a song from an Argentine band, Divididos. This song is "Sisters" (the only song they wrote in English). The above video is from an live album.

Sisters

Through the course of an embrace
Our sisters felt a striking hand
Their fear was raised by the light of day
Their quiet rage sleeps with them tonight.

And they say...

We have a reason to ban our heart
We have a reason to change our mind.

Sister midnight, sister moon
Like me so much don't think I'll see them soon.

Through the course of an embrace
Our sisters felt a striking hand
Their fear was raised by the light of day
Their quiet rage sleeps with them tonight.

And they say...

We have a reason to ban our heart
We have a reason to change our mind.

Sister midnight, sister moon
Like me so much don't think I'll see them soon.

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition. John Lennon
14 January 2011
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One of my favorite songs of all time.

 

Five hundred twenty-five thousand

Six hundred minutes,

Five hundred twenty-five thousand

Moments so dear.

Five hundred twenty-five thousand

Six hundred minutes

How do you measure, measure a year?

In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights

In cups of coffee

In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife.

In five hundred twenty-five thousand

Six hundred minutes

How do you measure

A year in the life?

How about love?

How about love?

How about love? Measure in love

Seasons of love. Seasons of love

Five hundred twenty-five thousand

Six hundred minutes!

Five hundred twenty-five thousand

Journeys to plan.

Five hundred twenty-five thousand

Six hundred minutes

How do you measure the life

Of a woman or a man?

In truths that she learned,

Or in times that he cried.

In bridges he burned,

Or the way that she died.

It's time now to sing out,

Tho' the story never ends

Let's celebrate

Remember a year in the life of friends

Remember the love!

Remember the love!

Seasons of love!

Oh you got to got to

Remember the love!

You know that love is a gift from up above

Share love, give love spread love

Measure measure your life in love.

 

Seasons of Love- RENT

 

 

 


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14 January 2011
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Wow!! Too many songs! Great!

 

Marcelo : I'm with you in The Sounds of Silence. I love that song

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
14 January 2011
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mithveaen said:

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Wow!! Too many songs! Great!

 

Marcelo : I'm with you in The Sounds of Silence. I love that song


I'm a great fan of The Graduate. Great film!!!
I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition. John Lennon
14 January 2011
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The Graduate is a fantastic film. I also love Mrs. Robinson.

 

*17* paul-mccartney

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
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I mentioned this song earlier today in another thread. Here are my favorite lyrics from that song...

If you smile at me, I will understand
'Cause that is something everybody everywhere does
in the same language.

Wooden Ships - CSN (and sometimes Y)

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Speaking of CSN (and sometimes Y)

 

We are stardust, we are golden, 
We are billion year old carbon, 
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden. 

By the time we got to Woodstock, 
We were half a million strong 
And everywhere was a song and a celebration. 
And I dreamed I saw the bomber death planes 
Riding shotgun in the sky, 
Turning into butterflies 
Above our nation.

-Woodstock

Well we all shine on like the moon, the stars, and the sun.
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