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Old 07-24-2006, 01:24 PM   #16
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That's a beautiful song, LivLuv. One of my favourites to play on acoustic guitar.
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Old 07-24-2006, 01:54 PM   #17
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"Morrissey and Marr gave me a choice"

Manic Street Preachers - 1985.
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:34 PM   #18
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"There's a full moon over Galway Bay tonight
Silver light over green and blue
And every place I travel through, I find
Some kinda sign that you've been through "

Steve Earle-Ft Woth Blues(for Townes Van Zandt )

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Old 07-24-2006, 10:51 PM   #19
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Originally posted by lazarus
It doesn't get any better than this. John Lennon writing about...well, you know who:

HOW DO YOU SLEEP?

So Sgt. Pepper took you by surprise
You better see right through that mother's eyes
Those freaks was right when they said you was dead
The one mistake you made was in your head
Ah, how do you sleep?
Ah, how do you sleep at night?

You live with straights who tell you you was king
Jump when your momma tell you anything
The only thing you done was yesterday
And since you're gone you're just another day
Ah, how do you sleep?
Ah, how do you sleep at night?

Ah, how do you sleep?
Ah, how do you sleep at night?

A pretty face may last a year or two
But pretty soon they'll see what you can do
The sound you make is muzak to my ears
You must have learned something in all those years
Ah, how do you sleep?
Ah, how do you sleep at night?

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"The only thing you done is yesterday" is such a great line.
Lennon and Mccartney seemed to inspire some great tunes in each other, even when it was writing about the other, and not just with them.

Paul Mccartney-Here today

And If I Say I Really Knew You Well
What Would Your Answer Be.
If You Were Here Today.
Ooh- Ooh- Ooh- Here To - Day.

Well Knowing You,
You'd Probably Laugh And Say That We Were Worlds Apart.
If You Were Here Today.
Ooh- Ooh- Ooh- Here To - Day.

But As For Me,
I Still Remember How It Was Before.
And I Am Holding Back The Tears No More.
Ooh- Ooh- Ooh- I Love You, Ooh-

What About The Time We Met,
Well I Suppose That You Could Say That We Were Playing Hard To Get.
Didn't Understand A Thing.
But We Could Always Sing.

What About The Night We Cried,
Because There Wasn't Any Reason Left To Keep It All Inside.
Never Understood A Word.
But You Were Always There With A Smile.

And If I Say I Really Loved You
And Was Glad You Came Along.

If You Were Here Today.
Ooh- Ooh- Ooh- For You Were In My Song.

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Old 07-24-2006, 11:07 PM   #20
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I guess "This is the Dream of Win & Regine" by Final Fantasy (Owen Pallett) about Win Butler and his wife Regine of The Arcade Fire

I wrote a song that has metions to Sigur Ros and Jeff Tweedy
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Alex Chilton by The Replacements.
Forgot about that one. Pleased to Meet Me is one of my favorite albums, and lyrically this song is the best thing mentioned so far.

God I love Westerberg.
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Old 07-25-2006, 04:13 AM   #22
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Here's Joni Mitchell's Goodbye Porkpie Hat, about jazz bassist Charles Mingus, from her album Mingus (an extremely undermentioned LP):

When charlie speaks of lester
You know someone great has gone
The sweetest swinging music man
Had a porkie pig hat on
A bright star
In a dark age
When the bandstands had a thousand ways
Of refusing a black man admission
Black musician
In those days they put him in an
Underdog position
Cellars and chittlins'

When lester took him a wife
Arm and arm went black and white
And some saw red
And drove them from their hotel bed
Love is never easy
It's short of the hope we have for happiness
Bright and sweet
Love is never easy street!
Now we are black and white
Embracing out in the lunatic new york night
It's very unlikely we'll be driven out of town
Or be hung in a tree
That's unlikely!

Tonight these crowds
Are happy and loud
Children are up dancing in the streets
In the sticky middle of the night
Summer serenade
Of taxi horns and fun arcades
Where right or wrong
Under neon
Every feeling goes on!
For you and me
The sidewalk is a history book
And a circus
Dangerous clowns
Balancing dreadful and wonderful perceptions
They have been handed
Day by day
Generations on down

We came up from the subway
On the music midnight makes
To charlie's bass and lester's saxophone
In taxi horns and brakes
Now charlie's down in mexico
With the healers
So the sidewalk leads us with music
To two little dancers
Dancing outside a black bar
There's a sign up on the awning
It says "pork pie hat bar"
And there's black babies dancing...
Tonight!
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Old 07-25-2006, 06:21 PM   #23
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I'll second the mats and the Manics ones mentioned in this thread already.

And I really like the part in Cheap Trick's 'Surrender' that goes "then I woke up, mum and dad are rolling on the couch. Got my Kiss records out, rolling numbers, rock and rolling away....".
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