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Old 07-22-2006, 11:36 PM   #16
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I man, I don't know if I can pick just one line yet, let me get back to you with that.

But here's probably my favorite verse of all time, from what may be my favorite song.

"They scream your name at night in the street
Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet
And in the lonely cool before dawn
You hear their engines roaring on
But when you get to the porch they're gone
On the wind, so Mary climb in
It's a town full of losers
And I'm pulling out of here to win."

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Old 07-22-2006, 11:41 PM   #17
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you're my new best friend

though you forgot a pivotal line [at least for me]

"you're scared and you're thinking that maybe we ain't that youuuuuuuuung anymore"

his voice is so perfectly haunting in this song

everything, the opening harmonica, the piano, guitar...
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you're my new best friend

though you forgot a pivotal line [at least for me]

"you're scared and you're thinking that maybe we ain't that youuuuuuuuung anymore"

his voice is so perfectly haunting in this song

everything, the opening harmonica, the piano, guitar...
Yes, totally. The whole song is really unearthly. There isn't a single line in the whole thing that isn't fantastic, but that final verse just really speaks to me. I'm at a point in my life where I'm getting ready to leave home and move away to college. There are dozens of close friends I'll probably never see again, but the road ahead has never been more open. It's exciting and frightening, and though maybe the song isn't speaking directly to a guy like me, I can't help but be moved. It's heartbreaking and heartwarming all at the same time. Brilliant.

Edit: Oh my God, forgot to mention how unreal the Hammersmith Odin version of this song is. x1000
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Old 07-22-2006, 11:50 PM   #19
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But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one...

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People are strange
When your a stranger...

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Show a little faith there's magic in the night
You ain't a beauty but hey you're alright...

Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road
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not looking for a miracle
just a reason to believe
-Hold Me, Savage Garden

I want the lot of what you got
And I want nothing that you're not
- OOTS , U2

and half of this song

How can they see the Love in our eyes
And still they don't believe us ?
And after all this time
They don't want to believe us
And if they don't believe us now
Will they ever believe us ?
And when you want to Live
How do you start ?
Where do you go ?
Who do you need to know?
- The boy with the thorn in his side, The Smiths
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Yes, totally. The whole song is really unearthly. There isn't a single line in the whole thing that isn't fantastic, but that final verse just really speaks to me. I'm at a point in my life where I'm getting ready to leave home and move away to college. There are dozens of close friends I'll probably never see again, but the road ahead has never been more open. It's exciting and frightening, and though maybe the song isn't speaking directly to a guy like me, I can't help but be moved. It's heartbreaking and heartwarming all at the same time. Brilliant.

Edit: Oh my God, forgot to mention how unreal the Hammersmith Odin version of this song is. x1000
the whole dvd is mindblowing! I'm so glad I also got the cd, which I wasn't interested at first since I have the dvd and watch it constantly..and then one time at a record shop it was on sale for 10 bucks so I picked up. Unbelievable! Same concert but it's a different experience on headphones, I've had it on constant play on my ipod. I can't get enough it, all of it from the beginning of Thunder Road to 10th Ave, Spirits, Backstreets, Jungleland [big man's solo sends shivers down my spine every time], Kitty's Back, Saint, She's the One yada yada yada

it's the best listening experience I've had in a long time
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"I don't pretend to know what you want, but I offer love."

Genius right there, folks.
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"The jungle shadows fall
Like the tick tick tock of the iron clock"
-Night & Day

Man, Cole Porter could really write them.
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"The jungle shadows fall
Like the tick tick tock of the iron clock"
-Night & Day

Man, Cole Porter could really write them.
This is a song that's been covered so many times. An amazing song.

The original lyric is "stately clock". Now the original U2 recording on the Red Hot and Blue CD shows the original lyric, but Bono sings something completely different. The interpretation most recognized is "eye of the clock" or "ivory clock"...I've never seen iron clock, but who knows.

Many covers don't even include the first verse, including one of Sinatra's famous covers of this song.
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This is a song that's been covered so many times. An amazing song.

The original lyric is "stately clock". Now the original U2 recording on the Red Hot and Blue CD shows the original lyric, but Bono sings something completely different. The interpretation most recognized is "eye of the clock" or "ivory clock"...I've never seen iron clock, but who knows.

Many covers don't even include the first verse, including one of Sinatra's famous covers of this song.
In truth, I was listening to the live version by U2 at the Music Cares thing. You know how Bono is with lyrics.
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In truth, I was listening to the live version by U2 at the Music Cares thing. You know how Bono is with lyrics.
I've never heard that version... I should check it out.
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It very well could be:

"And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make."

I don't know, that's a good one for today.


Quote:
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You can't always get what you want;
but if you try sometimes you might find,
you get what you need....

Rolling Stones-
another good one!

Quote:
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But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one...

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There are so many, but the one that comes to mind at the moment ('cuz I just heard the song) is:

"And the radio is in the hands of such a lot of fools
Tryin' to anaesthetise the way that you feel"

Elvis Costello Radio Radio
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Two favorite single lyrics

"She can drag me over the rainbow or send me away."
Down by the River

"You are like a hurricane, there's calm in your eye
And I'm getting blown away.
Somewhere safer where the feelings stay.
I want to love you, but I'm getting blown away"

Like a Hurricane

I like this thread. No more Neil Young references, though, I promise.
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i felt like i was one of them gasping for air


get you in - better than ezra


she eyes me like a pisces when i am weak

heart shaped box - nirvana


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nightswimming - REM


really, though, you could fill this entire thread with REM lyrics.
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