Favorite Lyric (or whatever comes to mind)

Discussion in 'Community' started by leghorn, Apr 27, 2003.

  1. leghorn macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2002
    I've had this line from 'Choking Tara' by Guided By Voice coming to mind quite a bit lately.

    - She fill empty space, I kind of need it that way

    also from the same song.

    - Shove me 'cause I'll just stay, like an ugly unwanted stray

    Anyone else have a favorite, or lyrical line from a song that just sticks in their head.
  2. dstorey macrumors 6502a

    Dec 14, 2002
    I know everybody here wants you.
    I know everybody here thinks he needs you.
    I'll be waiting right here just to show you.
    Let me show you that love can rise, rise just like embers.
    Love can taste like the wine of the ages, babe.
    And I know they all look so good from a distance,
    Bit I tell you....I'm the one.

    - everybody here wants you - Jeff Buckley

    kiss me, please kiss me
    but kiss me out of desire, babe, and not consolation
    you know it makes me so angry 'cause I know that in time
    I'll only make you cry, this is our last goodbye

    - Last Goodbye - Jeff Buckley

    my kingdom for a kiss upon her shoulder
    It's never over, all my riches for her smiles
    when I slept so soft against her...
    It's never over,
    all my blood for the sweetness of her laughter
    It's never over, she is the tear
    that hangs inside my soul forever
    Maybe I'm just too young to keep good love
    from going wrong
    Oh... lover you should've come over...
    'cause it's not too late...

    - Lover you should've come over -Jeff Buckley

    But now I'll tell you something
    From my heart beats for you deep inside
    But never be a burden
    And my love for you will never die,
    never die, never die, never die, never die

    But if Jesus comes to take your hand
    I won't let go, I won't let go

    - run wild - new order

    Come on, baby, Light my fire
    Come on, baby, Light my fire
    Try to set the night on fire

    - Light my fire - The Doors

    Then one fine mornin' she puts on a New York station
    She couldn't believe what she heard at all
    She started dancin' to that fine fine music
    You know her life was saved by Rock 'n' Roll...saved by rock 'n' roll

    rock 'n' roll - velvet underground

    Sometimes I am overcome just thinkin' 'bout it
    Makin' love in the green grass
    Behind the stadium with you
    My brown eyed girl
    You, my brown eyed girl

    - brown eyed girl - van morrison

    I wanna hold her wanna hold her tight
    Get teenage kicks right through the night

    - Teenage kicks - The Undertones

    I don’t want to be a fat Western pig
    Consuming everything in sight
    I don’t want to crush you
    With my military might

    All I really want is you
    All I really want is you

    - All I want is you - John Squire
  3. mac15 macrumors 68040


    Dec 29, 2001
    I have many fav lyrics. But its hard to take lyrical content into order without having a good beat behind it, without it there just lyrics whos gonna listen to them then
  4. scem0 macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2002
    back in NYC!
  5. Moxiemike macrumors 68020


    Jan 1, 2002
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Man. That Buckley lyric STILL does it to me.

    I'd also have to add:

    " Well, maybe there's a God above
    But all I've ever learned from love
    Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew ya
    And it's not a cry that you hear at night
    It's not somebody who's seen the light
    It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah"

    -L. Cohen (of course, famously done by Mr. B, the prior and the latter as well)

    One of my FAVORTIE writers of all time has to be Robert Smith. So poetic yet plainspoken and perfectly pertinent.

    There's some "lesser heard" jems like Jupiter Crash, which SO perfectly compares astronomy to relationships you WISH lasted a bit longer:



    and of course a little Baudelaire Insrpiration from Robert, from "how Beautiful you are":

    I turned to look at you
    To read my thought upon your face
    And gazed so deep into your eyes
    So beautiful and strange
    Until you spoke
    And showed me understanding is a dream
    "I hate these people staring
    Make them go away from me!"

    The father's eyes said "Beautiful!
    How beautiful you are!"
    The boy's eyes said
    "How beautiful! She glitters like a star!"
    The child's eyes uttered nothing
    But quiet and utter joy
    And stilled my heart with sadness
    For the way we are...

    And this is why I hate you
    And how I understand
    That no-one ever knows or loves another
    Or loves another"

    And of course there's just utter elation that can come from his lyrics:

    "Spinning on that dizzy edge
    I kissed her face and kissed her head
    And dreamed of all the different ways I had
    To make her glow
    "Why are you so far away?" she said
    "Why won't you ever know that I'm in love with you?
    That I'm in love with you?"

    Soft and only
    Lost and lonely
    Strange as angels
    Dancing in the deepest oceans
    Twisting in the water
    You're just like a dream..."

    Of course, some of Robert's Contemporaries could kick it to, Like Morrissey:

    "If a double decker bus crashes into us, to die by your side is such a heavenly way to die"

    A line i STILL think should be in every valentine's day card. Heehee

    And there's one more, which I think is POSSIBLY the FINEST song lyric ever written, and maybe THE MOST romantic song. Learn to play it if you play guitar. and play for your girl. You'll see what I mean. :)

    It's "Northern Sky" by nick drake. And i SUGGEST you grab this song ASAP if you haven't heard it. amazing:

    "I never felt magic crazy as this
    I never saw moons knew the meaning of the sea
    I never held emotion in the palm of my hand
    Or felt sweet breezes in the top of a tree
    But now you're here
    Brighten my northern sky.

    I've been a long time that I'm waiting
    Been a long that I'm blown
    I've been a long time that I've wandered
    Through the people I have known
    Oh, if you would and you could
    Straighten my new mind's eye.

    Would you love me for my money
    Would you love me for my head
    Would you love me through the winter
    Would you love me 'til I'm dead
    Oh, if you would and you could
    Come blow your horn on high.

    I never felt magic crazy as this
    I never saw moons knew the meaning of the sea
    I never held emotion in the palm of my hand
    Or felt sweet breezes in the top of a tree
    But now you're here
    Brighten my northern sky."

    It's the tune thats playing in the ice rink at the end of Serendipity with JOhn Cusak and Kate Beckinsale.... John Cusak has some GREAT taste in music.

    Gosh. I could go on with lyrics-- Elvis Costello, Belle and Sebastian, Depeche Mode (underrated for sure!), Mark Kozelek and Red House Painters....sheesh.

    There's a great dynamic in Red House Painters songs-- he'll try and match a mood created lyrically with the music. As oppposed to just fitting a melody. He'll try to make the melody evoke something visual from the lyric. It's very magical when it works (often...) but RHP is depressing and sometimes tough to listen to.

    Man. Lyrics. Music. Awesome. :)
  6. Winston Smith macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2003
    I know its naff really but from Baz Luhrmans 'Sunscreen':

    Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for than its worth.
  7. mac15 macrumors 68040


    Dec 29, 2001
    Want me to flip it? I can rip it any style you want

    -Eminem (Run Rabbit Run)
  8. pivo6 macrumors 68000


    Dec 2, 2002
    Some of my favorite lyrics are from the Smiths. The words on their own are pretty funny in a morose kind of way, but then add the music and Morrissey's voice it becomes pretty whiney to some.

    I smelt the last ten seconds of life
    I crashed down on the crossbar
    and the pain was enough to make
    a shy, bald buddhist reflect
    and plan a mass-murder
    who said I lied to her?

    -- Stop Me if You Think You've Heard This One Before
  9. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    I have alot of somewhat obscure quotes
    "They're pushing these children for all the wrong reasons
    So far man you're crushing down their spirits
    Your pushing these children for all the wrong reasons
    So far man you're crushing down their spirits

    Suffocate, emancipate, turn their backs and walk away eventually, eventually " -Lucky boys Confusion- www.luckyboys.com

    "The times change
    And minds rearrange
    You walked away cuz
    You started feelin' strange
    You knew from the start
    That this wasn't for you
    But your feelings can control
    The things that you do
    That you do"
    -"Another Day"- MEST
  10. dstorey macrumors 6502a

    Dec 14, 2002
    I think with Jeff it's not just what he say's, it the passion and the way he say it...the way he pauses for effect. Just like how he he pauses before he sings I'm the one. Really sound like he means it. Same with the lyric you like.

    The cure are great too...a lot of good lyrics, I like the i'm in love...with you one, and friday I'm in love. I've got a couple of nick drake albums...ironic that he died a lonely guy after the quote from a lyric that you gave.
  11. vollspacken macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2002
    Boogie-Down Berlintown
    my favorite lyrics:

    The Beach Boys
    "Good Vibrations"

    I, I love the colorful clothes she wears
    And the way the sunlight plays upon her hair
    I hear the sound of a gentle word
    On the wind that lifts her perfume through the air

    I'm pickin' up good vibrations
    She's giving me excitations...

    New Order
    "Blue Monday"

    How does it feel to treat me like you do?
    When you've your hands upon me
    And told me who you are
    I thought I was mistaken
    I thought I heard your words
    Tell me, how do I feel
    Tell me now, How do I feel

    hope you like it :)
  12. beez7777 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2002
    Notre Dame
    "And all you touch and all you see, is all your life will ever be" -Pink Floyd

    I close my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone
    All my dreams, pass before my eyes, a curiosity
    Dust in the wind, all they are is dust in the wind
    Same old song, just a drop of water in an endless sea
    All we do, crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see
    Don't hang on, nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky
    It slips away, all your money won't another minute buy
    Dust in the wind, All we are is dust in the wind -Kansas

    "The farther one travels, the less one knows." - the beatles.

    "All you need is love, love is all you need." -the beatles
  13. chibianh macrumors 6502a


    Nov 6, 2001
    Lucky Denver Mint

    This time it's on my own.
    Minutes from somewhere else.
    Somewhere I made a wish with Lucky Denver Mint.
    Hurry go on ahead.
    Good things won't let you wait.
    I'll catch up when we get home.
    At home I'll leave.
    A dollar under water keeps on dreaming for me.
    You're not bigger than this, not better.
    Why can't you learn.

    -jimmy eat world

    Good song..
  14. morlium macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2002
    you gotta have the right tools for every job,
    so I invite myself in through the in the fence.

    -ani d.
  15. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    These eyes are not your eyes
    And these eyes are not the colors that
    Your arid eyes might be
    Now I was not around
    When those eyes of yours decided to
    When they chose to kneel before the sun could touch the sea
    If this is right... I'd rather be wrong...
    If this is sight... I'd rather be blind!

  16. calm macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2003
    One of my favourite lyrics which come to mind is:

    "When faced with my daemons I clothe them and feed them"
  17. irmongoose macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2001
    Sometimes Tokyo, sometimes California
    Oh Mandy, well you came and you gave without taking
    but I send you away
    Oh Mandy, well you kissed me and stopped me from shaking
    and I need you today oh Mandy

    -'Mandy' by Christian Wunderlich

    My parents used to always listen to this Oldies CD, and one of the songs was this... it always got somethiing inside of me, for some reason.

  18. Steradian macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2002
    San Jose
    Led Zep:------------------
    There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
    And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
    When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
    With a word she can get what she came for.
    Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven.

    There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
    'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
    In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings,
    Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.
    Ooh, it makes me wonder,
    Ooh, it makes me wonder.

    There's a feeling I get when I look to the west,
    And my spirit is crying for leaving.
    In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
    And the voices of those who standing looking.
    Ooh, it makes me wonder,
    Ooh, it really makes me wonder.

    And it's whispered that soon if we all call the tune
    Then the piper will lead us to reason.
    And a new day will dawn for those who stand long
    And the forests will echo with laughter.

    If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now,
    It's just a spring clean for the May queen.
    Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
    There's still time to change the road you're on.
    And it makes me wonder.

    Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know,
    The piper's calling you to join him,
    Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
    Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.

    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 tune will come to you at last.
    When all are one and one is all
    To be a rock and not to roll.

    And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
    and good ole In flames
    Have we lost the spark or a guide?
    What?s the latest on the screen?
    Can?t be too late to turn around.
    I need all the help from you
    I need to find something to blame for a long lost time
    I?m running from something,
    I don?t know I?m searching for something,
    which way to go?
    I?m trying to separate what?s real
    I?m running in a wheel
    Is it dark or is it bright?
    What?s the latest on the screen?
    Can you please tell me my name
    I haven?t checked it today
    From green to red our days pass by
    Waiting for a sign to tell us why
    Are we dancing all alone?
  19. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    Is she really going out with him?

    Tonight's the night when I go to all the parties down my street
    I wash my hair and I kid myself, I look real smooth
    Look over there (where?) there, here comes Jeannie with her new boyfriend
    They say that looks don't count for much, if so, there goes your proof

    Is she really going out with him?
    Is she really gonna take him home tonight?
    Is she really going out with him?
    'Cause if my eyes don't deceive me
    There's somethin' goin' wrong around here

    Joe Jackson
  20. guitargeek macrumors regular

    Feb 20, 2003
    Here's a few of my favorites:

    Cat's foot iron claw
    Neuro-surgeons scream for more
    At paranoia's poison door
    Twenty first century schizoid man.

    Blood rack barbed wire
    Politicians' funeral pyre
    Innocents raped with napalm fire
    Twenty first century schizoid man.

    Death seed blind man's greed
    Poets' starving children bleed
    Nothing he's got he really needs
    Twenty first century schizoid man.

    I do remember one thing.
    It took hours and hours but..
    by the time I was done with it,
    I was so involved, I didn't know what to think.
    I carried it around with me for days and days..
    playing little games
    like not looking at it for a whole day
    and then.. looking at it.
    to see if I still liked it.
    I did.

    I repeat myself when under stress.
    I repeat myself when under stress.
    I repeat myself when under stress.
    I repeat myself when under stress.
    I repeat..
    The more I look at it,
    the more I like it.
    I do think it's good.
    The fact is..
    no matter how closely I study it,
    no matter how I take it apart,
    no matter how I break it down,
    It remains consistant.
    I wish you were here to see it.

    I like it.

    The dangerous kitchen
    If it aint't one thing it's another
    In the middle of the night when you get home
    The bread things are all dry 'n' scratchy
    The meat thing
    Where the cats ate trough the paper
    The can things with the sharp little edges
    That can cut your fingers when you're not looking
    The soft little things on the floor that you step on
    They can all be DANGEROUS

    The milk can hurt you
    (If you put it on your cereal
    Before you smell the plastic container)
    And the stuff in the strainer
    Has a mind of its own
    So be very careful
    In the dangerous kitchen
    When the night time has fallen,
    And the roaches are crawlin'
    In the kitchen of danger
    You can feel like a stranger

    The bananaes are black
    The got flies in the back
    And also the chicken
    In the dish with the foil
    Where the cream is all clabbered
    And the salad is frightful
    Your return in the evening
    Can be less than delightful

    You must walk very careful
    You must not lean against it
    It can get on you clothing
    It can follow you in
    As you walk to the bedroom
    And you take all your clothes off
    While you're sleeping
    It crawls off
    It gets in your bed
    It could get on your face then
    It could eat your complexion
    You could die from the danger
    Of the dangerous kitchen

    Who the **** wants to clean it?

    It's disgusting and dirty
    The sponge on the drainer
    Is stinky and squirty
    If you squeeze it when you wipe up
    What you get on your hands then
    Could un-balance your glands and
    Make you blind or whatever
    In the dangerous kitchen
    At my house tonight

    Props to anyone that knows these songs already :)
  21. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    la de da de da da de da la de da ---

    music man.
  22. dstorey macrumors 6502a

    Dec 14, 2002
    Everyone would gather On the twenty-fourth of May
    Sitting in the sand To watch the fireworks display
    Dancing fires on the beach Singing songs together
    Though it's just a memory
    Some memories last forever

    - Lakeside Park - Rush. Though I'm not a big Rush fan, this reminds me of a really great friend. Thats the great thing about music, especially ones with lyrics.

    J'en ai marre de ceux qui pleurent
    Qui ne roule qu'à 2 à l'heure
    Qui se lamentent et qui s'fixent
    Sur l'idée d'une idée fixe

    - J'en ai marre - Alizée. Just mainly because it uses J'en ai marre. It makes me laugh every time cause it sounds so much like Johnny Marr (Smiths fans will know who I mean). It even fits with the smiths as it means 'I'm fed up'
  23. kettle macrumors 65816


    May 12, 2002
    England, Great Britain (Airstrip One)
    Spirtuality - Strapping Young Lad

    I'm right here where you left me experimenting
    bored out of my f uc king mind
    please give me a sign, please show me a sign
    please show me that you are alive

    There has got to be a better way
    ...another place for me
    please. help me please....

    you'll never be what you try to be
    if you want to be it
    god help the king of nothing

    I'ts getting late
    I'm getting old
    and every night I just sleep, we never talk
    and every night, I look to the sky
    and I pray to god they'll hear me...

    and if this is all there is
    ...if this is it
    won't.... won't someone tell me
    ...because I'm so f uc king sick of all you
    sick... stupid people
  24. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    "Butterfly in Reverse" - Counting Crows

    "Basket Case" - Green Day

    "Stay" - Lisa Loeb

  25. Wes macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2001
    When the paper's crumpled up it can't be perfect again.

    Linkin Park-Forgotten

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