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Old 05-24-2005, 03:12 AM   #31
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She danced with me and I still hold that memory
Soft and sweet
And I stare up at her window
As I walk down her street
But I never made the first team
I just made the first team laugh
And she never came to the phone
She was always in the bath
In the end it took me a dictionary
To find out the meaning of unrequited
While she was giving herself for free
At a party to which I was never invited

I never understood my failings then
And I hide my humble hopes now
Thinking back she made us want her
A girl not old enough to shave her legs

(Billy Bragg - The Saturday Boy)

The Polaroids that hold us together
Will surely fade away
Like the love that we spoke of forever
On St Swithin's Day

(Billy Bragg - St Swithin's Day)

It doesn't matter the colour of the car
But what goes on beneath the bonnet
Is there a flag that flies above your heart
And is my name writ there upon it
Wedding cake and toothache, equals love and pain

(Billy Bragg - A Lover Sings)


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Old 05-24-2005, 07:38 AM   #32
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I'm not putting any U2 ones down, that'd take up a whole other thread.
Anyway, only from the top of my head:

"Paradise comes at a price, that I am not prepared to pay"
Muse - Megalomania

"I am an architect - they call me a butcher,
I am a pioneer - they call me primitive,
I am purity - but they call me perverted"
"I know I believe in nothing but it is my nothing"
Manic Street Preachers - Faster

"We don't talk about love,
'cos we only want to get drunk"
Manic Street Preachers - Design For Life
(Don't take at face value)

"Today just poets who can play guitar"
Manic Street Preachers - Prologue To History

"Well if I can shoot rabbits,
then I can shoot faschists"
Manic Street Preachers - If You Tolerate This...

"It's you I see, but you don't see me
And it's you I hear, so loud and clear
I sing it loud and clear
And I'll always be waiting for you"
Coldplay - Shiver

"Stuck on the end of this ball and chain
And I'm on my way back down
Stood on the edge, tied to the noose
Sick to the stomach

You can say what you mean, but it won't change a thing
I'm sick of the secrets
Stood on the edge, tied to the noose
And you came along and you cut me loose"
Coldplay - Amsterdam

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Old 05-24-2005, 12:09 PM   #33
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freeze, don’t move
you’ve been chosen as an extra in the movie adaptation of the sequel to your life
her memory worked in reverse
to keep her safe from herself
i'll take a quiet life,
a handshake some carbon monoxide..

…such a pretty house
and such a pretty garden

i’m so glad that my memories remote
cos i’m doing just fine hour to hour, note to note
ill measure time ill measure height
ill calculate my birthright
good lord im big im heading on
man-size get my leather boots on

silence my ladyhead
get girl out of my head
douse hair with gasoline
set it light and set it free =]
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Old 05-25-2005, 06:05 PM   #34
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A man will beg
A man will crawl
On the sheer face of love
Like a fly on a wall
It's no secret at all - The Fly

Did I ask too much
More than a lot
You gave me nothing
Now it's all I got - One

I want to run
I want to hide
I want to tear down the walls
That hold me inside - Where The Streets Have No Name

You know he got the cure
You know he went astray
He used to stay awake
To drive the dreams he had away
He wanted to believe
In the hands of love - Exit

So you never knew love
Until you crossed the line of grace
And you never felt wanted
Till you had someone slap your face - Please

Take this soul
Stranded in some skin and bones
Take this soul
And make it sing - Yahweh

Oh, don't sorrow,
No don't weep for tonight, at last
I am coming home
I am coming home - A Sort Of Homecoming

Bob Dylan:

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind - Blowin' In The Wind

Any day now, any day now,
I shall be released - I Shall Be Released

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone - Like A Rolling Stone

Mama, put my guns in the ground
I can't shoot them anymore.
That long black cloud is comin' down
I feel I'm knockin' on heaven's door - Knockin On Heaven's Door

Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl,
Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl - All Along The Watchtower

Ah get born, keep warm
Short pants, romance, learn to dance
Get dressed, get blessed
Try to be a success - Subterranean Homesick Blues

Rolling Stones:

Wild horses couldn't drag me away
Wild, wild horses, couldn't drag me away - Wild Horses

War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away - Gimme Shelter

You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes, well you might find
You get what you need - You Can't Always Get What You Want

Never made a school mama happy,
Never blew a second chance, oh no - Happy

Bruce Springsteen:

Well now everything dies baby that's a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back - Atlantic City

Is it a gun, is it a knife
Is it a wallet, this is your life
It ain't no secret
It ain't no secret
No secret my friend
You can get killed just for living
In your American skin - American Skin (41 Shots)

Hey, somebody out there, listen to my last prayer
Hiho silver-o, deliver me from nowhere - State Trooper

Down in the shadow of the penitentiary
Out by the gas fires of the refinery
I'm ten years burning down the road
Nowhere to run ain't got nowhere to go - Born In The U.S.A.


They're off to find the hero of the day
But what if they should fall by someone's wicked way - Hero Of The Day

Forever trusting who we are
No nothing else matters - Nothing Else Matters

You labeled me
I'll label you
So I dub the unforgiven - The Unforgiven

Pearl Jam:

The shades go down - Daughter

Why ain't it susposed to be just fun?
To live and die let it be done.
I figure I'll be damned. All alone like I began - Corduroy

Restless soul, enjoy your youth.
Like Muhammad. Hits the truth.
Can't escape from the common rule - if you hate something don't you do it too - Not For You

There's no leaving here.
Ask I'm an ear.
F@ck it. We'll disappear now - M.F.C

I am ahead, I am advanced, I am the first mammal to make plans.
I crawled the earth, but now I'm higher.
2010 watch it go to fire - Do The Evolution

Truants move on, cannot stay long.
Some die just to live - Immortality

That's it for now.
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Old 05-27-2005, 04:12 AM   #35
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Be Here Now - Oasis

"Wrap up cold when it's warm outside
Your shit jokes remind me of Digsy's
Be my magic carpet ride
Fly me down to capital city in the sun"

Love it, nice one Noel...
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Old 05-31-2005, 06:28 PM   #36
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"Well, the smart money's on Harlow and the moon is in the street, the shadow boys are breaking all the laws. And you're east of East St. Louis, and the wind is making speeches, and the rain sounds like a round of applause. Napoleon is weeping in the Carnival saloon; his invisible fiancée is in the mirror. The band is going home; it's raining hammers, it's raining nails. Yes, it's true, there's nothing left for him down here. And it's time time time, and it's time time time that you love."
Tom Waits - Time

"Yes I have seen it too. Just a little different from how you do: A river winding blue among the dunes and a marble bed, a sun that doesn't set but settles. There is no such place. If you're looking for an unmarked place, Blasted in appearance and a composite of fearful minutes frozen in the waking instant. Longing, things I long for: peaceful nights, strangers at the door, 'O come in, come in, You've been here before.' There is no such place, so perhaps we have a reason for our long and falling face. A house upon a hill with no windows, just a can upon the sill to catch your tears to feed your garden."
Augie March - There is no Such Place

"A man sits naked in the middle of a room of a one bedroom apartment in new york city and no one knows he's there and no one's left to care whether or not the next drop comes out. And the blood would be warm and the blood would hug him just like she used to before she left him in this fucking mess where only one sentence repeats itself. And this is it, it says I will never love again. And on the fifth day he placed everything he owned in the centre of the room and he watched it burn as he recited all the beautiful words that had ever come out her mouth. And these are the same words that mock him now and tell him that she is not coming back that he is nothing not worth a fuck and only one sentence repeats itself. I will never love again. And for the first time in 25 years he cried rivers of black shitty oil that careered down his chest as the dam to his past broke, exploding, and its sinking all of his future now. And that was then and this is now as the animals reach their fever pitch and the windows implode in silence out of respect for the dying out of respect for the dead. I will never love again. And before he can say stop he's running down the street to the beat of his feet and past all the faces. Past all the places he's ever known, an past all the traces he's left of himself and into the sky and into the air past all the stars as he's calling out why. Over the ocean in search of the only love that he will ever have. And I will never love again."
Clann Zu - One Bedroom Apartment

"Sunset Boulevard will strip for money; Mulholland is a long drag for the lonely hearts; down along the Imperial Valley runs a river of homelessness and cinema stars. Don't say the trip's been done a hundred thousand times before... cause this one, this one's mine"
Josh Ritter - California

"You took me to the restaraunt where we first met, knocked a futureshock crowbar upside my head. I got caught with the stop of a tick-tock tick-tock clock, when you told me what you knew. Lost in the moment the day that the music stopped, and I do remember you."
R.E.M. - Outsider

and my favyfav
"all i ever wanted was to pick apart the day and put the pieces back together my way"
Aesop Rock - Daylight
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Old 05-31-2005, 08:22 PM   #37
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These are all from Steve Kilbey (so I'll just put the song title down) because I don't feel like figuring out anyone else's lyrics right now. Plus he has a shitload of cool lyrics.

"It's not a religion, it's just a technique"

-- Destination

"In the space between our bodies
the air has grown small fingers
Just one caress, you're powerless,
like all those clapped-out swingers"

-- Destination

"His skin looks like he slept in it
Or had something rotten kept in it"


"They say that he's famous from the waist down
But the top half of his body is a corpse"

-- The Disillusionist

"Ah Goliath, let's get stoned"

-- Goliath

"Morning comes at last, and she's lying by my side
She's got the face of the widow that keeps following me
And the body of my bride
I say, why are those buildings swaying like trees?
I say, can we stop for a while?
She says, can't you hear the city that's hidden in me?
It's just another mile"

-- Hotel Womb

"What you need is a flatterer mirror
A strong elixir with no hangover properties
Nineteen year old lovers who can stay hard all night
A million dollars with no strings attached

I say yeah yeah yeah
But you don't know where you can find it
I say yeah yeah yeah
Life's little luxuries

What you need is a vial full of ass's milk
Your very own doctor to prescribe you the blues
A brilliant career with critical acclaim
Orgasms, riches, power and fame

A trip to India
A trip down the Ganges
A copy of Justine, signed by de Sade
A bag or two of Neil's purple heads
Gold-tipped, silver printed, black calling cards
A villa in Sydney
An igloo in Alaska
A girl who can come
Anytime I ask her
Thirteen red peacocks with eyes like the sun
Monogrammed bullets for my pearl-handled gun
A Rolls a Mercedes
A dozen Blue Poles
The flesh of my servants
The deed to their souls
To meet Damien Lovelock from The Celibate Rifles
Chocolates and salmon
Truffles and trifles
Wait there's more
There's gotta be more...."

-- Life's Little Luxuries
(sorry....I just love the whole song... )

"Jesus does not love you
Lucifer does not want your soul"

-- Limbo (about a former, much hated, manager...)

"Loving, we've been loving
But sometimes hate is better
You can't keep out the killers with love, man
Hating, we've been hating
But only love can heal up the hate"

-- Night Friends

"The second the claw lifts up your chin
I'm alone in your head and you can't get in"

-- Sealine

"Max Sharp was an aquanaut
With the fins and gills
He swims where he pleases in the seven seas
Jesus, what a thrill

But the Navy boys with the sonar noise
Sailing in the tubs of tin
Got him with torpedoes in the back of his Speedos
Holy Toledo, that was the end of him"

-- Aquanaut
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Old 06-13-2005, 08:53 PM   #38
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whoa! indra the thread killer strikes again....

But I'll give you one more chance to post here. ...well, actually, it's because I have another line I love to put in this thread.

"Ugliness you have to learn, beauty you can't teach"

-- Steve Kilbey from "Disappear?"
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Old 06-13-2005, 08:59 PM   #39
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Originally posted by indra
whoa! indra the thread killer strikes again....
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Old 06-13-2005, 09:57 PM   #40
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Because heaven sends, and heaven takes
Crashing cars in his brain
Keep him tied up to a dream
And only she can set him free

The Killers -- Under the Gun

who said they can't write lyrics?
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Old 06-16-2005, 02:07 PM   #41
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We're after the same rainbow's end
Waiting 'round the bend
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Old 06-16-2005, 03:38 PM   #42
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besides U2 (there are too many)

It kind of looks like we won't make it, my friend. And it looks like you can't take it again, my friend. And all the pretty roses wilted up and paled themselves away today. The guillotine of truth has fallen, somehow I'm the one you blame...
..And I'm the target for the daggers that the truth's thrown in your way, today.
Lisa Marie Presley-Indifferent

Did you like the voodoo that I put now on you
When I slither in my closet, sweat vengeance like a faucet...
..Are my unheard objections invalid to you..
..I'll stay on the freeway of the damned souls now
Wish I never knew this
The address that you gave me was too overrated
I cant do this
Lisa Marie Presley-Turned to Black

come to my window
crawl inside, wait by the light of the moon
Melissa Etheridge

No Doubt-Don't Speak

Oasis-Don't Look Back In Anger

Peter Gabriel-In Your Eyes

If I ever lose my faith in you
There'd be nothing left for me to do
Sting-If I Ever Lose My Faith In You

I'm alone
Yeah, I don't know if I can face the night
I'm in tears and the cryin' that I do is for you
I want your love - Let's break the walls between us
Don't make it tough - I'll put away my pride
Enough's enough I've suffered and I've seen the light

all of Dream On, Janie's Got a Gun, and Amazing by Aerosmith

Jesus freaks out in the street
Handing tickets out for God
Turning back she just laughs
The boulevard is not that bad
Elton John (I guess technically Bernie Taupin)-Tiny Dancer

So we pray to as many different gods as there are flowers
But we call religion our friend
We're so worried about saving our souls
Afraid that God will take his toll
That we forget to begin
Jewel-Who Will Save Your Soul

Well in case you failed to notice,
In case you failed to see,
This is my heart bleeding before you,
This is me down on my knees

These foolish games are tearing me apart
You thoughtless words are breaking my heart
You're breaking my heart
Jewel-Foolish Games

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 ev’rything 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.
Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven (most of their lyrics are brilliant, though)

thats all I can think of off the top of my head

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