Favorite Lyrics?

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  1. macrumors member

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    Title speaks for itself.

    This line always got me from Of Montreal - The Past is a Grotesque Animal
    "Somehow you've red-rovered the gestapo circling my heart"
     
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    It's a tossup between "and no religion too" from Imagine by John Lennon or "Religion is hate, religion is fear, religion is war. Religion is rape, religion's obscene, religion's a whore" from Cult by Slayer. Depends what kind of mood I'm in ;)
     
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    The Glass Prison by Dream Theater is a song about alcoholism and represents the first three of AA's twelve steps to recovery for alcoholics. These are the last lyrics to the song:

    Way off in the distance I saw a door I tried to open.
    I tried forcing with all of my will, but still the door wouldn't open.

    Unable to trust in my faith, I turned and walked away,
    I looked around, felt a chill in the air, took my will and turned it over.

    The Glass Prison which once held me is gone, a long-lost fortress,
    Armed only with liberty and the key of my willingness.

    Fell down on my knees and prayed, "Thy will be done."
    I turned around and saw a light shining through - the door was wide open.
     
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    Exceptionally difficult to pick just one song, but I'll leave you with this.

     
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    Hard to argue against Bob Dylan! And no need to pick just one; "favorite" probably was the wrong word choice. Just anything interesting, comical or deep that you feel like posting.
     
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    With out a doubt one of the greatest ANTI war songs EVER.


    I Was Only 19 (A Walk in the Light Green)
    John Schumann: Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd

    Mum and Dad and Denny saw the passing out parade at Puckapunyal,
    (1t was long march from cadets).
    The Sixth Battalion was the next to tour and it was me who drew the card…
    We did Canungra and Shoalwater before we left.

    And Townsville lined the footpath as we marched down to the quay;
    This clipping from the paper shows us young and strong and clean;
    And there's me in my slouch hat, with my SLR and greens…
    God help me, I was only nineteen.

    From Vung Tau riding Chinooks to the dust at Nui Dat,
    I'd been in and out of choppers now for months.
    But we made our tents a home, VB and pin-ups on the lockers,
    and an Asian orange sunset through the scrub.

    And can you tell me, doctor, why I still can't get to sleep?
    And night time's just a jungle dark and a barking M16?
    And what's this rash that comes and goes, can you tell me what it means?
    God help me, I was only nineteen.

    A four week operation, when each step could mean your last one on two legs:
    it was a war within yourself.
    But you wouldn't let your mates down 'til they had you dusted off,
    so you closed your eyes and thought about something else.

    Then someone yelled out "Contact"', and the bloke behind me swore.
    We hooked in there for hours, then a God almighty roar;
    Frankie kicked a mine the day that mankind kicked the moon: -
    God help me, he was going home in June.

    1 can still see Frankie, drinking tinnies in the Grand Hotel
    on a thirty-six hour rec. leave in Vung Tau.
    And I can still hear Frankie lying screaming in the jungle.
    'Till the morphine came and killed the bloody row

    And the Anzac legends didn't mention mud and blood and tears,
    and stories that my father told me never seemed quite real
    I caught some pieces in my back that I didn't even feel…
    God help me, I was only nineteen.

    And can you tell me, doctor, why I still can't get to sleep?
    And why the Channel Seven chopper chills me to my feet?
    And what's this rash that comes and goes, can you tell me what it means?
    God help me,
    I was only nineteen.
     
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    mobilehaathi

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    I'll try to pace myself...

     
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    Well, Pink Floyd could give you a run for your money.
    Or...
    It's kinda tough to take lyrics from individual songs, because The Final Cut is a story on war; not some simple album.
     
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    You did notice that wrote, one of the greatest.:rolleyes:
     
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    Yes I acknowledged that. Are you opposed to comparisons?
     
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    :D
    [​IMG]

    In all seriousness any Frank Sinatra song or The Fray song.
     
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    Topped.
     
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    Damn. lol. Isn't it amazing how music has changed.
     
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    Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil

     
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    from Chuck Ragan's "the Boat"

    We call
    for help when no one's around
    shot down
    fleeting thoughts never make a sound
    set adrift
    in the depths of the dark in the heart of the sea where we wish

    I feel it in my bones when the storm is close
    then await for the rain and the wind to blow
    as dark colors fill the sky
    I'm drenched I'm feeling so alive
    my eyes closed tight
    my ears open for the boat
     
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    Ôi orôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi ohrorô poPÔ
    Yôi orôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi ohrorô
    poPÔ

    Aaaah aaah aaah aaah
    Uuuh oooh oooh ooooooooh

    Ôi orôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi ohrorô poPÔ
    Yôi orôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi ohrorô
    BoumPÔ

    Aaaah aaah aaah aaah
    Uuuh oooh oooh ooooooooh

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    Ôi trégueregué-dôi detêro deguedô
    A tataro teguereguedaw
    Teguereguedêro dêdow Ô-Éhr-Ôhr-Êhr-Êhr-Áhr-Ó
    Hé Hã He How

    Ãi erêrãi rãrãrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi ohrorô poPÔ
    Yôi orôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi ohrorôm
    pomPÔ

    Aaaah aaah aaah aaah
    Uuuh oooh oooh ooooooooh

    Ôi orôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi ohrorô poPÔ
    Yôi orôrôi rôrôrôi rô

    Aaaah aaah aaah aaah
    Uuuh oooh oooh ooooooooh

    UaaahuHahaha... Eee hi hi hááá


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    Any guesses? ;)
     
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    Bjork featuring Yoko Ono?
     
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    flopticalcube

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    Nope, but I can see the connection. Think more "guitar".
     
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    You can get this, just focus.
     
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    Absolutely, its not magic after all... or is it?

    BTW, the lyrics are definitely missing the yodel. They are not the easiest to transcribe.
     
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    Awesome song.

    Anyway, it's really hard to pick one song, but this one is just amazing.



    Gotta love a bit of moody blues :p

    Lyrics Here
     
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    Without this marker, what would have have? ;)

     
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    One good thing about music...when it hits you feel no pain...
     

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