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    Your Favorite Killer Song Lyrics (any genre)

    I thought it would be fun to get members to post samples of lyrics that have left a profound impression on them...memorable lyrics that stand the test of time or are just so catchy or clever that you never forget them.

    Please limit the lyrics to just the part of the song that you remember most.
    The easiest way to get the correct lyrics is to GOOGLE either the artist's name or the name of the song (with the word "lyrics" at the end of it) and you should get plenty of options from which to choose.
    Find the song and then just cut and paste it here along with a brief explanation of why the lyrics mean what they mean to you.
    ALL genres are acceptable so everyone should be able to join in.

    I will start it with a cheesy 80s lyric that most 80s children should remember...keeping it light to start but I will get deeper as the thread develops.
    It should be interesting to see how diverse the music is that our members listen to and love!


    Sometimes you're better off dead
    There's gun in your hand and it's pointing at your head
    You think you're mad, too unstable
    Kicking in chairs and knocking down tables
    In a restaurant in a West End town
    Call the police, there's a madman around
    Running down underground to a dive bar
    In a West End town

    "West End Girls" - Pet Shop Boys

    Explanation: Just because it sounds cool in the song!
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    BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE

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    Re: Your Favorite Killer Song Lyrics (any genre)

    When I was going through some bad times in my life this song kept popping in my head.
    Found out who my real friends were.
    Love this song.

    ================================================== =========

    Rainy Day Women by Bob Dylan

    you've gotta lotta nerve to say you are my friend
    when i was down you just stood there grinnin'
    you've gotta lotta nerve to say you have a helping hand to lend
    you just want to be on the side that's winnin'

    you see me on the street, you always act surprised
    ya say "how are you?", "good luck", but ya dont mean it
    when you know as well as me you'd rather see me paralized
    why dont you just come out once and scream it

    i know the reason you talked behind my back
    i used to be among the crowd you're in with
    but do you take me for such a fool, to think i'd make contact
    with the one who tries to hide what he dont know to begin with?

    you say i've let you down - ya know its not like that
    if you're so hurt, why then doncha show it?
    you say you've lost your faith, but thats not where its at
    ya have no faith to lose - an' ya know it

    no, i doe not feel that good when i see the heartbreaks you embrace
    if i was a master thief perhaps i'd rob them
    and tho i know you're dissatisfied with your position and your place
    dont you understand, its not my problem?

    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

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    Re: Your Favorite Killer Song Lyrics (any genre)

    For history buff, probably one of the coolest songs because it lists almost all the major historical personalities and events from 1949-1989.
    Still love this song!
    I was going to post my other favorite historical song, American Pie by Don McLean, but it is a little long for a thread entry.
    ================================================== =====

    We Didn't Start The Fire by
    Billy Joel


    Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
    South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
    Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television
    North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

    Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
    Brando, "The King and I", and "The Catcher in the Rye"
    Eisenhower, vaccine, England's got a new queen
    Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

    CHORUS
    We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning
    Since the world's been turning
    We didn't start the fire
    No we didn't light it
    But we tried to fight it

    Josef Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
    Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc
    Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, dacron
    Dien Bien Phu and "Rock Around the Clock"

    Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team
    Davy Crockett, "Peter Pan", Elvis Presley, Disneyland
    Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev
    Princess Grace, "Peyton Place", trouble in the Suez

    CHORUS

    Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
    Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, "Bridge on the River Kwai"
    Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball
    Starkweather, homicide, children of thalidomide

    Buddy Holly, "Ben-Hur", space monkey, Mafia
    hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no go
    U2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy
    Chubby Checker, "Psycho", Belgians in the Congo

    CHORUS

    Hemingway, Eichmann, "Stranger in a Strange Land"
    Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs Invasion
    "Lawrence of Arabia", British Beatlemania
    Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson

    Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex
    JFK, blown away, what else do I have to say

    CHORUS

    Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon, back again
    Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock
    Begin, Reagan, Palestine, terror on the airline
    Ayatollolah's in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan

    "Wheel of Fortune" , Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide
    Foreign debts, homeless vets, AIDS, Crack, Bernie Goetz
    Hypodermics on the shores, China's under martial law
    Rock and Roller Cola Wars, I can't take it anymore

    CHORUS

    We didn't start the fire
    But when we are gone
    Will it still burn on, and on, and on, and on...
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

    =Z=

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    Re: Your Favorite Killer Song Lyrics (any genre)

    Here's a lyric that is stuck in my head this moring since I was listening to the CD on the way into work this morning.
    It's by Atmosphere which is hip hop and he's actually out of Minneapolis so some of you may know him.
    Anyway, I can't think of the name of the song but the lyric that is stuck in my head is:

    "Maybe then this space alien, can learn to coexist with other homosapiens!"

    Man I love that verse!

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    Re: Your Favorite Killer Song Lyrics (any genre)

    For a song's lyrics to stand out to me, it's gotta do a couple things to me.
    * It's gotta give me chills when I think about it
    * It's gotta get me to scream out the song when it comes on in the car.

    "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" - U2

    "Tough, you think you've got the stuff
    You're telling me and anyone
    You're hard enough

    You don't have to put up a fight
    You don't have to always be right
    Let me take some of the punches
    For you tonight

    Listen to me now
    I need to let you know
    You don't have to go it alone

    And it's you when I look in the mirror
    And it's you when I don't pick up the phone
    Sometimes you can't make it on your own"

    =Z=

    Thanks to Josdin for the awesome sig!

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    Re: Your Favorite Killer Song Lyrics (any genre)


    Stay (Faraway, So Close) - U2

    "Green light, Seven Eleven
    You stop in for a pack of cigarettes
    You don't smoke, don't even want to
    Hey now, check your change
    Dressed up like a car crash
    Your wheels are turning but you're upside down
    You say when he hits you, you don't mind
    Because when he hurts you, you feel alive
    Oh no, is that what it is?

    Red lights, grey morning
    You stumble out of a hole in the ground
    A vampire or a victim
    It depends on who's around
    You used to stay in to watch the adverts
    You could lip synch to the talk shows

    And if you look, you look through me
    And when you talk, you talk at me
    And when I touch you, you don't feel a thing

    If I could stay... then the night would give you up
    Stay, and the day would keep its trust
    Stay, and the night would be enough"

    Few rock and roll phrases are so evocative of a mental image as "Dressed up....like a car crash", IMHO.

    =Z=

    Thanks to Josdin for the awesome sig!

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    Re: Your Favorite Killer Song Lyrics (any genre)

    ' If Heartaches Were Nickels '
    Joe Bonamassa

    Excerpt

    " If wine and pills were hundred dollar bills I might keep you satisfied.


    If broken dreams were limosines I might take you for a ride.

    And if heartaches were nickels I just might be the richest fool alive. "

    I'm an amatuer blues and blues rock gutarist. Music of all kinds moves me.
    Prophet I really like your choice as well. Great stuff!
    What takes a quarterback to the next level is not arm strength or mobility or any of that stuff. Its the ability to play on critical downs. Manage third downs, or red zones or four-minute or two-minute situations"
    Dilfer

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    Re: Your Favorite Killer Song Lyrics (any genre)

    Paradise by Eyedea and Abilities
    8)

    What a beautiful world, so fragile and fertile
    Pain filled the void when boy met girl
    He’s a puppet to nature, one year later
    Now so deeply and sickly in love it makes him hate her
    The average romanticized American relationship
    Sinks, capsized when either side becomes a slave to it
    Conditioned, dependent, afraid to be alone
    He needs that feeling that he can’t create all on his own
    He despises the fact she has a life outside of him
    It drives him crazy to think she’s not insanely consumed with him
    Give her the guilt-trip and maybe she’ll quit living,
    To stay behind his prison walls and lose all individualism
    Well this is happiness, masochistic torture
    Played by the decadent, craved of affection
    The needle digs deep to push contentment through his bloodstream
    And drown out hollow, the pothole of a junkie
    If he could only hear her sing, he wouldn’t want to break her wings
    But emptiness has such a warm, subtle sting
    She makes up for what he lacks, trapped,
    He can’t imagine life without someone like that

    Chorus:
    We’ve rediscovered the long-lost art of dying
    Only to lonely resent angels for flying
    Twisted, living off of each other’s sickness like parasites
    This is paradise

    We’ve rediscovered the long-lost art of dying
    Only to lonely resent angels for flying
    Addicted, afraid to take control of my own life
    This is paradise

    Verse 2:
    What a beautiful world, emotionally destroyed
    her became plural when girl met boy
    Between several breakups and plenty relapses
    Routine bred-comfort led to serious attachment
    Now every once in a while she forgets to breathe
    Terrified of losing him, paradise is misery
    Too much faith in the life-saving knight in shining armour
    Now her knight’s noticing the scars she can’t hide any longer
    But they were her story way before he was
    It was gross hope to think he could heal such deep cuts
    At first it felt so right but after one too many fights,
    He turned out that hallway light and all the wonder turned to spite
    So they sleep in the same bed with guns to each others’ heads
    Dead to romance, boiling the blood that painted roses red
    Suffering from post-honeymoon disease, bleached through
    His whole existence, she’ll die if he decides to leave
    Addicted to the way she feels when they spend time together
    Detouring the now in a childish attempt to find forever
    Despite the fact they hold each other heart to heart
    You can’t be that close to somebody without being so far apart

    Chorus

    Silence, the most obscure sound I’ve ever heard
    Those lonely, giant spaces in between your every word
    And maybe, I’m totally crazy for holding on but
    Just cus I’m insane, don’t mean that I’m wrong
    Now that you’re gone I can’t sleep at night
    I barely even function right, my memory’s on overdrive
    Too hungry and too cold to cry
    Miss the companionship I once took for granted
    The way you helped me manage, the partnership that vanished
    But I don’t expect you to stay chained by the ankle,
    There’s so much world to see so, fly free my angel
    I’m dying without you, but it’s teaching me to live
    Heaven ain’t something someone else can give
    It’s all inside of me

    Chorus

    There’s so much world to see
    What’s stopping me from flying free?
    There's so much world to see
    What's stopping you from flying free?
    (Repeat to Fade)
    -Sno

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    Re: Your Favorite Killer Song Lyrics (any genre)

    'Disillusioned words like bullets bark
    As human gods aim for their mark
    Made everything from toy guns that spark
    To flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark
    It's easy to see without looking too far
    That not much
    Is really sacred

    While preachers preach of evil fates
    Teachers teach that knowledge waits
    Can lead to hundred-dollar plates
    Goodness hides behind its gates
    But even the president of the United States
    Sometimes must have
    To stand naked.'
    Bob Dylan 'It's Alright, Ma (I'm only bleeding)

    Thanks Josdin

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    Re: Your Favorite Killer Song Lyrics (any genre)

    "Prophet" wrote:
    When I was going through some bad times in my life this song kept popping in my head.
    Found out who my real friends were.
    Love this song.

    ================================================== =========

    Rainy Day Women by Bob Dylan

    you've gotta lotta nerve to say you are my friend
    when i was down you just stood there grinnin'
    you've gotta lotta nerve to say you have a helping hand to lend
    you just want to be on the side that's winnin'

    you see me on the street, you always act surprised
    ya say "how are you?", "good luck", but ya dont mean it
    when you know as well as me you'd rather see me paralized
    why dont you just come out once and scream it

    i know the reason you talked behind my back
    i used to be among the crowd you're in with
    but do you take me for such a fool, to think i'd make contact
    with the one who tries to hide what he dont know to begin with?

    you say i've let you down - ya know its not like that
    if you're so hurt, why then doncha show it?
    you say you've lost your faith, but thats not where its at
    ya have no faith to lose - an' ya know it

    no, i doe not feel that good when i see the heartbreaks you embrace
    if i was a master thief perhaps i'd rob them
    and tho i know you're dissatisfied with your position and your place
    dont you understand, its not my problem?

    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
    Great song Prophet. The song title is actually 'Postively 4th Street'. 'Rainy Day Woman' is the song everybody knows better as 'Everybody Must Get Stoned'

    Thanks Josdin

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