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babsue



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:52 pm    Post subject: Lyrics to songs Reply with quote

I was busy doing something else but thought maybe someone would like to know the words to songs here's a website


http://www.lyrics-songs.com/
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Overall I pay little attention to pop song lyrics. Some interest me slightly.
However, some have influenced me and inspired me, eg:

http://www.lyricsdomain.com/16/patti_smith/
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked AH Wob...

"Because the Night"

"Rock'n'Roll Nigger".

I can hear them now.

Have you heard her do Van Morrison's "Gloria"?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm the opposite of Wob, kinda ... lyrics are often more important to me than the song.

Have been mightly inspired since teenagehood by Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen lyrics. More recently by most of Jacques Brel's stuff and Iggy Pop's "The Passenger".
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan wrote:
Shocked AH Wob...

"Because the Night"

"Rock'n'Roll Nigger".

I can hear them now.

Have you heard her do Van Morrison's "Gloria"?


Yeah. Cracking. Got it on a (crackling) 12" single

I really, truly love, and am with her all the way, in that bit where the poem Babelogue merges into the guitars of Rock 'n' Roll Nigger. Goosebump moment for me, every time.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DonnaG wrote:
I'm the opposite of Wob, kinda ... lyrics are often more important to me than the song.

Have been mightly inspired since teenagehood by Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen lyrics. More recently by most of Jacques Brel's stuff and Iggy Pop's "The Passenger".


I'm probably just an old cynic, Donna, but I have always (which must imply that I was once a young cynic) regarded pop music as just that: music. Music with words printed to fit.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
the mole on the belly of an exquisite whore.


Shocked Just lyrics?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan wrote:
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the mole on the belly of an exquisite whore.


Shocked Just lyrics?


All things are worthy of worship, I guess.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DonnaG wrote:
More recently by most of Jacques Brel's stuff...


I'm not really up on Jacque Brel, seeing as I don't speak French, but I love David Bowie's version of Amsterdam: Lyrically unique and one of the best vocal performances he's ever mustered! Very Happy

It's the simple lines that always strike me the most. For example, most recenty:

"I don't quite know, how to say, how I feel.
Those three words, are said too much. They're not enough."
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

Trent Reznor's Hurt has some major-league powerful stuff, though I thought the whole song held more resenence when sung by Johnny Cash.

One of the most romantic I've ever heard:

"I haven't been this scared, in a long time.
And I'm so unprepared, so here's your valantine.
A bunch of clumsy words; a simple melody.
This world's an ugly place, but you're so beautiful to me."
Going Away to College

which would come dangerously close to being sappy, if not for the nervous vulnerability and the fact it's from Blink 182.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

horses are riding into her arms
she lost her own way years ago


Damn I didn't expect there to be even one Current 93 lyric but there's quite a few actually.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oily marks appear on walls
where pleasure moments hung before


- Hide and Seek, Imogen Heap
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fingerprints
Of strangers
On the ugly bedroom floor
Reveal the only traces of what Sylvia is for


Sylvia - Eurythmics

Brilliant thread!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so hang on Siobhan
you're a mystery to me
but you don't hear me asking around
so hang on, we're coming on soon
it's so hard to get through to you
hang on, we're coming on soon,
we're waiting to hear it from you


The Walkmen - Hang On Siobhan

This is a near perfect late night song.
Also it taught me to pronounce Siobhan.
I used to say she-up-han Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the most poignent songs ever written (especially in today's climate):

And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

And a single line that means a great deal to me:

To think I might not see those eyes,
It makes it so hard not to cry.
And as we say our lng goodbyes,
I nearly do.


Snow Patrol (again) - Run (one of my favourite songs of all time Very Happy )
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bebbet wrote:
One of the most poignent songs ever written (especially in today's climate):

And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

Used to hear this one a lot 20-25 years ago around the folk club scene! Wink

Tis good

... and, I've just remembered, the whole story of the Gallipoli campaign (from the Ottoman view rather than the Anzacs, though) is beautifully dealt with in Louis de Bernieres' latest novel, Birds Without Wings.
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