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Old 03-27-2003, 09:53 PM   #1
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who's your favorite lyricist?

and what are some of your favorite songs by them?

i have a feeling that some ppl consider bono one of 'em (including me) but if he's your fav, what are some of his best lyrics, in your opinion?

my favorite non bono lyricist is jeff buckley. hearing his songs are like being at a poetry reading. he's also my favorite non-u2 group...anyways, some examples:

dream brother
there is a child sleeping near his twin
the pictures go wild in a rush of wind
that dark angel he is shuffling in
watching over them with his black feather wings unfurled

the love you lost with her skin so fair
is free with the wind in her butterscotch hair
her green eyes bloom goodbyes
with her head in her hands and your kiss on the lips of another
dream brother
with your tears scattered round the world

don't be like the one who made me so old
don't belie the one who left behind his name
'cause they're waiting for you like i waited for mine
and nobody ever came

i feel afraid and i call your name
i love your voice and your dance insane
i hear your words and i know your pain
your head in your hands and her kiss on the lips of another
your eyes to the ground
and the world spinning round forever

asleep in the sand with the ocean washing over

eternal life
eternal life is now on my trail
got my red glitter coffin man, just need one last nail
while all these ugly gentlemen play out their foolish games
there's a flaming red horizon that screams our names

and as your fantasies are broken in two
did you really think this bloody road would pave the way for you
you better turn around and blow your kiss hello to life eternal
angel

racist everyman, what have you done
man, you've made a killer of your unborn son
crown my fear your king at the point of a gun
all i want to do is love everyone

and as your fantasies are broken in two
did you really think this bloody road would pave the way for you
you better turn around and blow your kiss hello to life eternal
angel

there's no time for hatred, only questions
what is love? where is happiness? what is life? where is peace?
when will i find the strength to bring me release?

tell me where is the love in what your prophet has said
man, it sounds to me just like a prison for the walking dead
and i've get a message for you and your twisted hell
you better turn around and blow your kiss goodbye to life eternal
angel

last goodbye
this is our last goodbye
i hate to feel the love between us die
but it's over
just hear this and then i'll go
you gave me more to live for
more than you'll ever know

this is our last embrace
must i dream and always see your face
why can't we overcome this wall
well, maybe it's just because i didn't know you at all

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

did you say "no, this can't happen to me,"
and did you rush to the phone to call
was there a voice unkind in the back of your mind
saying maybe you didn't know him at all
you didn't know him at all, oh, you didn't know

well, the bells out in the church tower chime
burning clues into this heart of mine
thinking so hard on her soft eyes and the memories
offer signs that it's over... it's over
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The bronze medal

It felt cold inside, so we threw the radio onto the fire
It felt good to watch it, burn away to nothing

You said you felt weak
I hope its got nothing to do
With the things you told me

Nothing but your eyes
Looking down on the third place
Youíve got nothing but determination
To come in third

You were always going to be like this
If itís somewhere thatís as cold as this
You were always meant to be like this
In the cold

It felt warm inside, so we threw the television on the fire
It wasnít frustration, because I had nothing to throw away

When thereís nothing but your eyes
Looking down on the third place
When thereís nothing but determination
To come in third

You were always going to be like this
When youíre somewhere thatís as cold as this
It was always meant to be like this
In the cold

Youíve got nothing but your eyes
Looking down on the third place
Youíve got nothing but determination
To come in third

You know that you always meant to be like this
You know that Iím always meant to be like this
You know that you always meant to be like this
You know that youíre always meant to be

Meet Me At the Harbour

Iíve contacted
Someone that Iíve always wanted
Iíve contacted
Someone that Iíve always wanted to be
Weíll talk about reality
You and me
Weíll talk about cruel uneven reality

The best plan is to stay in one place
If you canít crawl outside, thereíll be no
The best plan is to stay in one place
If you canít crawl outside

Meet me at the harbour
Iíll meet you where i find you
Communicationís found out

Iíve contacted
Someone that Iíve always wanted
Iíve contacted
Someone that Iíve always wanted to see
Weíll talk about reality
You and me
Weíll talk about cruel cruel reality

The best plan
Is to stay in one place
If you canít crawl outside thereíll be no
The best plan is to stay in one place
If you canít crawl outside

Meet me at the harbour
Iíll meet you where I find you
Communicationís found out

Bob Dylan

Visions of Johanna

Ain't it just like the night to play tricks when you're tryin' to be so quiet?
We sit here stranded, though we're all doin' our best to deny it
And Louise holds a handful of rain, temptin' you to defy it
Lights flicker from the opposite loft
In this room the heat pipes just cough
The country music station plays soft
But there's nothing, really nothing to turn off
Just Louise and her lover so entwined
And these visions of Johanna that conquer my mind

In the empty lot where the ladies play blindman's bluff with the key chain
And the all-night girls they whisper of escapades out on the "D" train
We can hear the night watchman click his flashlight
Ask himself if it's him or them that's really insane
Louise, she's all right, she's just near
She's delicate and seems like the mirror
But she just makes it all too concise and too clear
That Johanna's not here
The ghost of 'lectricity howls in the bones of her face
Where these visions of Johanna have now taken my place

Now, little boy lost, he takes himself so seriously
He brags of his misery, he likes to live dangerously
And when bringing her name up
He speaks of a farewell kiss to me
He's sure got a lotta gall to be so useless and all
Muttering small talk at the wall while I'm in the hall
How can I explain?
Oh, it's so hard to get on
And these visions of Johanna, they kept me up past the dawn

Inside the museums, Infinity goes up on trial
Voices echo this is what salvation must be like after a while
But Mona Lisa musta had the highway blues
You can tell by the way she smiles
See the primitive wallflower freeze
When the jelly-faced women all sneeze
Hear the one with the mustache say, "Jeeze
I can't find my knees"
Oh, jewels and binoculars hang from the head of the mule
But these visions of Johanna, they make it all seem so cruel

The peddler now speaks to the countess who's pretending to care for him
Sayin', "Name me someone that's not a parasite and I'll go out and say a prayer for him"
But like Louise always says
"Ya can't look at much, can ya man?"
As she, herself, prepares for him
And Madonna, she still has not showed
We see this empty cage now corrode
Where her cape of the stage once had flowed
The fiddler, he now steps to the road
He writes ev'rything's been returned which was owed
On the back of the fish truck that loads
While my conscience explodes
The harmonicas play the skeleton keys and the rain
And these visions of Johanna are now all that remain

Tom McRae

You Only Disappear

You only disappear

Close my eyes I'm moving still
Magazines and dollar bills
And you wake up to a fall of snow
Your telephone your radio

Baby I'll call up a storm
Keep you safe from harm
But you only you only disappear
You only you only disappear

I can live with my regrets
Still raise a smile, still raise my head
And a stranger God can be so cruel
And a holy fool is still a fool

But this is all I can say
I have lost my way
But you only you only disappear
You only you only disappear

With a word with a line
With a smile that says goodbye
Baby says goodbye
Baby says goodbye

It's raining now
On Royal Street
And I'd walk to you
If I could trust my feet

Bloodless

This train don't stop at the stations of the cross
No reasons left to believe
Trying to stay awake gave yourself a caffeine headache
To hide the taste of sleep

In choosing to forget you cut away the safety net that holds your heart, holds your heart
And you go in search of youth touching up your empire roots
But these days we don't know how to march
Satisfied with a knife in your spine you're bloodless

So tell me again what am I feeling you know me so well
So what am I feeling and how can you tell
I've got a feeling you don't know

We think that we're the ones we're the bright unconquered suns
Wait a while we'll watch the light grow stale
And we smell so very clean but we're the
Oil in this machine and this machine
This machine is going wrong

So choose your sides when it comes to the fight you're bloodless
So tell me again what am I feeling you know me so well
So what am I feeling and how can you tell
I've got a feeling you don't know

You choose your side but in the fight I see your blood run white, your blood run white
And I've seen it all before and I see it again

And I see it again
So what am I feeling you know me so well
So what am I feeling and how can you tell
I've got a feeling you don't know

So tell me again now what am I feeling you know me so well
So what am I feeling and how can you tell
I've got a feeling

So tell me again now what am I feeling you know me so well
So what am I feeling and how can you tell
I've got a feeling you don't know

Mike Skinner (The Streets)

Weak Become Heroes

Turn left up the street
Nothing but grey concrete and dead beats
Grab something to eat
Maccy D's or KFC
Only one choice in the city
Done voice in my pity now lets get to the nitty gritty
Tune reminds me of my first e
Like unique still sixteen and feelin horny
Point to the sky feel free
A sea of people all equal smiles in front and behind me
Swim in the deep blue sea cornfields sway lazily
All smiles all easy where you from, what you on and what's your story
Mesmerizing tones risin pianos this is my zone so stop clonin
Pick paper scissors or stone
Coz me and you are same i known you all my life i don't know your name
The names European Bob sorted anyway
Gonna have dance now see you later please to meet you
Likewise a pleasure

We were just standin there mindin our own
And it went on and on
We all smile we all sing
The weak become heroes then the stars align
We all sing we all sing all sing

We were just standin there mindin our own
And it went on and on
We all smile we all sing
The weak become heroes then the stars align
We all sing we all sing all sing

The night slowly fades and goes slow motion
All the commotion becomes floatin emotions
Same piano loops over
Arms wave eyes roll back and jaws fall open
I see in soft focus
Chattin to this bloke in the toilets
Dizzy new heights blinded by the lights
These people are for life its all back to his place at the end of the night
They could settle wars with this
If only they will imagine the worlds leaders on pills then imagine the mornin after
Wars causing disaster don't talk to me i don't know ya
But this aint tommorow and for now i still love ya
Hours fly over sail round diamonds and pearls never seen so many fit girls
Discover new worlds look at my watch can't focus
Last two hours i lost every move fills me with lust
All of life's problems i just shake off
Mad little events happen things map out and a few blue maddens alight the toilets
Big beefy bouncers out to reveal us geezers on e's and first timers kids on whizz darlins on Charlie
All come together for this party
All races many faces from places you never heard of
Where you from what's your name and what you want
Sing to the words flex to the fat one
The tribal drums the sun's risin we all smile we all sing

We were just standin there mindin our own
And it went on and on
We all smile we all sing
The weak become heroes then the stars align
We all sing we all sing all sing

We were just standin there mindin our own
And it went on and on
We all smile we all sing
The weak become heroes then the stars align
We all sing we all sing all sing

Then the girl in the cafť taps me on the shoulder
I realize five years went by I'm older
Memories smoulder winters colder
But that same piano loops over and over and over
The road shines and the rain washes away
The same Chinese takeaway selling shit in a tray
It's dark all round I walk down same sight same sounds new beats though
Solid concrete under my feet
No surprises no treats the world stands still as my mind sloshes round
The washing up bowl in my crown
My life's been up and down since i walked from that crowd

We were just standin there mindin our own
And it went on and on
We all smile we all sing
The weak become heroes then the stars align
We all sing we all sing all sing

We were just standin there mindin our own
And it went on and on
We all smile we all sing
The weak become heroes then the stars align
We all sing we all sing all sing

Mojave 3

In Love With A View

I had a plan
That was built on thinking too long
Canadian winters
At home with your sisters
the romance was hard to ignore
You were beautiful
I was happy to fall
So happy to fall

I remember you searching
I thought you were searching
thatīs how I picked up the phone
Happy to hear you remembered the view
So glad to assume it was fate
I thought at the time it was clear
I thought at the time it was clear

So I stood at the station
With a plan and a pocket of poems
Heroically tragic
Bearded and blind with obsession
Iīm a car without hope
Too close to the ditch to go far
I showed you my field
I said this is my field
But you werenīt impressed

You said why are we here
Your motives are clear
In this room with a view
and so much of you
is so far from here
it's so far from here
it's so far from here

Oh my heart
It just fell apart
And i wished I could show you
The same view
of you by the window and me
feeling fine
And me just feeling fine
Yeah me just feeling fine

Guy Garvey from Elbow

Asleep In The Back

Were you crushed
Did I rush you
All my time is yours
My twisted heart is yours
The faithless shit is yours
The shameless fits of love that only smother you for moments
Until I fold them up and leave
All yours

(chorus)
Oh you had to ask didnít you (x2)
Oh you had to know

Show your scars
Not to rush you
The hieroglyphic hints in all the toilet scrawl
Guilty little pins
And all the things I never talk about
Are spilling with the gin
Test how tough you are
All yours

(chorus)

Not to rush you

Coming Second

Found a hole and slipped on through
Kissed the stone and learnt the lines
Jumped the cue all the time forgetting you

Best dishevelled lover 3yrs running
Coming second to
A picket fence white 9-5 whos
Just alive

Beyond repair, there is nothing to say
Save some fading regrets
Yet I can't be without this
I want you to be around.

Spit-shone lies, juggled debts
Planted flags and made regrets.
Muddled through all the time
Forgetting you

Cut your teeth and breezed on to
another brothers fickle ways
So why amazed when it don't
Come/turn out your way

Gruff Rhys from Super Furry Animals

Dial:Revenge
(okay, so it's a Mogwai song, but he did the lyrics. The song is in Welsh, but the English translation is below each line.)
Arbed amser ar ben fy hun
Spending time on my own
Cynnal cof ac atgofion blin
Hold a memory and bitter recollections
Pwyth am bwyth, chwant am chwant
Switch for switch, lust for lust
A pob tro dwi'n codi'r ffon
And each time I answer the phone
Mae'n dweud "dial"
It says "revenge"
Dial anweddus, nid grym arswydus
Indecent revenge, not a terrible power
Aur, thus a myrr
Gold, frankincense and myrrh

Tonfedd sur a chalon o ddur
A sour wavelength and a heart of steel
Adeiladu ffiniau eglur
Building clear boundaries
Newid tonfedd, nofio'r don
Changing wavelength, swimming the wave

Dal yr abwyd nerth dy ben
Hold the bait with all your might
Cwyd i'r wyneb
Rise to the surface
Dial anweddus, nid grym arswydus
Indecent revenge, not a terrible power
Aur, thus a myrr
Gold, frankincense and myrrh
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Indoor Fireworks: E.C.

We play these parlour games
We play at make believe
When we get to the part where I say that I'm going to leave
Everybody loves a happy ending but we don't even try
We go straight past pretending
To the part where everybody loves to cry

(chorus)
Indoor fireworks
Can still burn your fingers
Indoor fireworks
We swore we were safe as houses
They're not so spectacular
They don't burn up in the sky
But they can dazzle or delight
Or bring a tear
When the smoke gets in your eyes

You were the spice of life
The gin in my vermouth
And though the sparks would fly
I thought our love was fireproof
Sometimes we'd fight in public darling
With very little cause
But different kinds of sparks would fly
When we got on our own behind closed doors

(chorus)
It's time to tell the truth
These things have to be faced
My fuse is burning out
And all that powder's gone to waste
Don't think for a moment dear that we'll ever be through
I'll build a bonfire of my dreams
And burn a broken effigy of me and you

Imagination Is A Powerful Deceiver: E.C.

So you're tryin' to make connections
You heard whispers in the hall
She'll be out again this evening
When you come around to call

So you dodge the lady killer
Who came creapin' 'cross the floor
Then you're caught up in a whirlwind
You got blown right out the door

Ah yes, it was a whirlwind
Sweet romance was on your side
Er, if you wanna dance on my face
You must tell me why yer lied

Chorus:
Imagination is a powerful deceiver
When you try to believe her just a little too much
Imagination is a powerful deceiver
I'll go out of my mind if I'm losing your touch

I see the look of recognition
So well hidden in your eye
And your peep-show regulations
That just don't seem to apply

Did I see yer in the circus
In the ring without a hand
Now you think that you can curse us
Steal the show and stop the band

Ah, you can follow your dream
Oh but please don't lead me on
Er, if you wanna bleed? in my face
Er, you were here and now you're gone

Alison: E.C.

Oh it's so funny to be seeing you after so long, girl
And with the way you look, I understand that you are not impressed.
But I heard you let that little friend of mine
Take off your party dress.

I'm not gonna get too sentimental
Like those other sticky valentines,
'cause I don't know if you are loving somebody.
I only know it isn't mine.

Alison, I know this world is killing you.
Oh, Alison,
My aim is true.

Well, I see you got a husband now.
Did he leave your pretty fingers lying in the wedding cake?
You used to hold him right in your hand.
I'll bet he took all he could take.

Sometimes I wish that I could stop you from talking
When I hear the silly things that you say.
I think somebody better put out the big light,
'cause I can't stand to see you this way.

Alison, I know this world is killing you.
Oh, Alison,
My aim is true.
My aim is true.
My aim is true.

Pyramid Song: RH

i jumped in the river and what did i see?
black-eyed angels swam with me
a moon full of stars and astral cars
and all the figures i used to see
all my lovers were there with me
all my past and futures
and we all went to heaven in a little row boat
there was nothing to fear and nothing to doubt
i jumped into the river and what did i see?
black-eyed angels swam with me
a moon full of stars and astral cars
and all the figures i used to see
all my lovers were there with me
all my past and futures
and we all went to heaven in a little row boat
there was nothing to fear, nothing to doubt
there was nothing to fear, nothing to doubt
there was nothing to fear, nothing to doubt

Let Down: RH

transport
motorways & tram lines
starting and then stopping
taking off and landing
the emptiest of feelings
disappointed people
clinging onto bottles
and when it comes its so so disappointing
let down and hanging around
crushed like a bug in the ground
let down and hanging around
shell smashed
juices flowing
wings twitch legs are going
don't get sentimental
it always ends up drivel
one day I'm going to grow wings
a chemical reaction
hysterical and useless
hysterical and let down and hanging around
crushed like a bug in the ground
let down and hanging around
let down again
you know where you are with
you know where you are with
floor collapses
floating
bouncing back and one day I am gonna grow wings
a chemical reaction
hysterical and useless
hysterical and let down and hanging around
crushed like a bug in the ground
let down and hanging around

Motion Picture Soundtrack: RH

red wine and sleeping pills
help me get back to your arms
cheap sex and sad films
help me get where i belong
i think you're crazy, maybe
i think you're crazy, maybe
stop sending letters
letters always get burned
it's not like the movies
they fed us on little white lies
i think you're crazy, maybe
i think you're crazy, maybe
i will see you in the next life

Addicted: Neil Finn

Hear the words a jumble try this tongue twister
Kevin has a caterpillar squeezed between his fingers
Hear the mailman come let's see what he delivers

And you wait and it makes you feel strange
As if you were afraid
And you lie with a look to the side
And you say I was addicted to the drug
But now I know when I've had enough

Could curl up and sleep on the floor
But I'm riding the train a hundred miles an hour
It feels like this train might never stop ooh

Watching static on the television
When the morning comes
And you wait and it makes you feel strange
As if you were deranged
With a look to the side
And you say I was addicted to the drug
But now I know when I've had enough

So far, we've come so far


Dream Date: Neil Finn

Remove yourself
From the past
Wherever you are
You don't have to stay

Old and wise
Lion's eyes
I wish you were here
To give me advice

Lightweight
Dream date
Fly or fall
It's my call

In the club
Halfway up
Whisky at five
A weekend retreat

Brave and young
The bells have rung
They're playing the tune
I'm tapping my feet

Lightweight
Dream date
Fly or fall
It's my call

Friend or foe
It's hard to know
I wish you were here
To give me advice

Lightweight
Dream date
Fly or fall
It's my call

Lightweight
Dream date
Fly or fall
It's my call


Into The Sunset: Neil Finn

Here lies a place,
Wonít let me languish,
Hears all my footsteps and waits,
Watch how she fades into the sunset,
A vision spectacular in grace,
Hunger for the world travel,
Stimulating discussion lift me,
Faster into the weakness,
Off the wall into blackness,
Gifted,
Red eyes reflect,
Open the suitcase,
Spread all your clothes on the floor,
Much like it was,
Ten years ago,
Time on the clock,
Donít want to waste it,
Watch how she fades into the sunset,
A vision spectacular in grace,
Hunger for the world travel,
Stimulating discussion lift me

Faster into the weakness,
Off the wall into blackness,
Gifted,
And Iím away from home,
And itís a way of life,
And Iím flying high,
And Iím a wheeling gull,
Here now I come to rest,
Under a lion rock,
Over marine parade,
Maybe this time,
Here Iíll stay


Of course, this is just the TIP of the iceberg for either artist. Just didn't wanna take up any more space.







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Stevie Nicks

Silver Springs

You could be my silver spring....
Blue-green..colors flashin'
I would be your only dream.....
Your shinin' autumn....ocean crashin'....
Don't say that she's pretty....
and did you say that she loves you...?
Baby I don't wanna know.


So I'll begin not to love you...
Turn around, you'll see me runnin'
I'll say I loved you years ago...
And tell myself you never loved me....No......
Don't say that she's pretty....
And did you say that she loves you...?
Baby, I don't wanna know....Oh no.....
And can you tell me...was it worth it....?
Baby, I don't wanna know..


Time cast a spell on you...you won't forget me...
I know I could've loved you but you would not let me....


Time cast a spell on you...but you won't forget me...
(I was such a fool)
I know I could've loved you, but you would not let me..
(Give me one more chance)
I'll follow you down 'til the sound of my voice will haunt you..
(Haunt you)
You'll never get away from the sound of the woman that loves you..

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Elvis Costello
Sting
Jeff Buckley(even tho i have never heard by him i love his style of writing)
Gwen Stefani
Christi Hyde
Bob Dylan
Bruce

and soo many others, but Stevie Nicks is my favorite besides Bono!!!
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Jeff Buckley(even tho i have never heard by him i love his style of writing)
you must. now. he is awesome. do it!

my favs:
last goodbye
dream brother
lover, you should've come over
mojo pin
grace
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great pics with letdown, mps and pyramid song.

ill go with these radiohead tunes...

climbing up the walls

i am the key to the lock in your house
that keeps your toys in the basement
and if you get too far inside
you'll only see my reflection
it's always best when you cry in his arms
i am the pick in the ice
do not cry out or hit the alarm
you know we're friends till we die
and either way you turn
i'll be there
open up your skull
i'll be there
climbing up the walls
it's always best when the light is off, it's always better on the outside
fifteen blows to the back of your head
fifteen blows to your mind
so lock the kids up safe tonight
shut the eyes in the cupboard
i got the smell of a local man
who's got the lonliest feeling
that either way he turns
i'll be there
open up your skull
i'll be there
climbing up the walls
climbing up the walls
climbing up the walls

fitter happier

fitter, happier
more productive
comfortable
not drinking too much
regular exercise at the gym (3 days a week)
getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries
at ease
eating well (no more microwave dinners and saturated fats)
a patient better driver
a safer car (baby smiling in back seat)
sleeping well (no bad dreams)
no paranoia
careful to all animals (never washing spiders down the plughole)
keep in contact with old friends (enjoy a drink now and then)
will frequently check credit at (moral) bank (hole in wall)
favours for favours
fond but not in love
charity standing orders
on sundays ring road supermarket
(no killing moths or putting boiling water on the ants)
car wash (also on sundays)
no longer afraid of the dark
or midday shadows
nothing so ridiculously teenage and desperate
nothing so childish
at a better pace
slower and more calculated
no chance of escape
now self-employed
concerned (but powerless)
an empowered and informed member of society (pragmatism not idealism)
will not cry in public less
chance of illness tires that grip in the wet (shot of baby strapped in back seat)
a good memory
still cries at a good film still
kisses with saliva
no longer empty and frantic
like a cat
tied to a stick
that's driven into frozen winter shit (the ability to laugh at weakness)
calm
fitter, healthier and more productive
a pig
in a cage
on antibiotics

street spirit

rows of houses all bearing down on me
i can feel their blue hands touching me
all these things will one day take control
and fade out again and fade out
this machine will not communicate *these thoughts and the strain i am under
be a world child form a circle before we all go under
and fade out again and fade out again
cracked eggs dead birds scream as they fight for life
i can feel death can see it's beady eyes all these things into frution
all these things
we'll one day swallow whole
and fade out again and fade out again
immerse your soul in love
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i've got a bunch, bono included, springsteen, and a ton more...but i'm going to pick shane macgowan cos i know no one else will
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As always it's hard to chose a favourite, the best, there are so many...but I heard something really hilarious today.
Willie Nelson sang one of those great corny country lyrics I hold so dear.......deary me hahahahahahahahah a ha ha

"...I have done weird things.
I told folk I heared things....."

I was and am, in stitches over that one.
It's kind of the opposite to what you asked for, the tenderest the best lyric. I come up with corniest twist of the language...sorry,
but it was so funny.
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Blackalicious - Release pt 2

Inner breathlessness, outer restlessness
By the time I caught up to freedom I was out of breath
Grandma asked me what I'm running for
I guess I'm out for the same thing the sun is sunning for
What mothers birth their youngens for
And some say Jesus coming for
For all I know the earth is spinning slow
Suns at half mast 'cause masses ain't aglow
On bended knee, prostrate before an altered tree
I've made the forest suit me
Tables and chairs
Papers and prayers
Matter versus spirit
A metal ladder
A wooden cross
A plastic bottle of water
A mandala encased in glass
A spirit encased in flesh
Sound from shaped hollows
The thickest of mucus released from heightened passion
A man that cries in his sleep
A truth that has gone out of fashion
A mode of expression
A paint splattered wall
A carton of cigarettes
A bouquet of corpses
A dying forest
A nurtured garden
A privatized prison
A candle with a broken wick
A puddle that reflects the sun
A piece of paper with my name on it
I'm surrounded
I surrender
All
All that I am I have been
All I have been has been a long time coming
I am becoming all that I am
The spittle that surrounds the mouth-piece of the flute
Unheard, yet felt
A gathered wetness
A quiet moisture
Sound trapped in a bubble
Released into wind
Wind fellows and land merchants
We are history's detergent
Water soluble, light particles, articles of cleansing breath
Articles amending death
These words are not tools of communication
They are shards of metal
Dropped from eight story windows
They are waterfalls and gas leaks
Aged thoughts rolled in tobacco leaf
The tools of a trade
Barbers barred, barred of barters
Catch phrases and misunderstandings
But they are not what I feel when I am alone
Surrounded by everything and nothing
And there isn't a word or phrase to be caught
A verse to be recited
A man to de-fill my being in those moments
I am blankness, the contained center of an "O"
The pyramidic containment of an "A"
I stand in the middle of all that I have learned
All that I have memorized
All that I've known by heart
Unable to reach any of it
There is no sadness
There is no bliss
It is a forgotten memory
A memorable escape route that only is found by not looking
There, in the spine of the dictionary the words are worthless
They are a mere weight pressing against my thoughtlessness
But then, who else can speak of thoughtlessness with such confidence
Who else has learned to sling these ancient ideas
like dead rats held by their tails
so as not to infect this newly oiled skin
I can think of nothing heavier than an airplane
I can think of no greater conglomerate of steel and metal
I can think of nothing less likely to fly
There are no wings more weighted
I too have felt a heaviness
The stare of man guessing at my being
Yes I am homeless
A homeless man making offerings to the after-future
Sculpting rubber tree forests out of worn tires and shoe soles
A nation unified in exhale
A cloud of smoke
A native pipe ceremony
All the gathered cigarette butts piled in heaps
Snow covered mountains
Lipsticks smeared and shriveled
Offerings to an afterworld
Tattoo guns and plastic wrappers
Broken zippers and dead eyed dolls
It's all overwhelming me, oak and elming me
I have seeded a forest of myself
Little books from tall trees
It matters not what this paper be made of
Give me notebooks made of human flesh
Dried on steel hooks and nooses
Make uses of use, uses of us
It's all overwhelming me, oak and elming me
I have seeded a forest of myself
Little books from tall trees
On bended knee
Prostrate before an altered tree
I've made the forest suit me
Tables and chairs
Papers and prayers
Matter vs. spirit, through meditation
I program my heart to beat breakbeats and hum basslines on exhalation

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Sounds Familiar - The Weakerthans

We emerged from youth all wide-eyed like the rest. Shedding skin faster than skin can grow, and armed with hammers, feathers, blunt knives: words, to meet and to define and to... but you must know the same games that we played in dirt, in dusty school yards has found a higher pitch and broader scale than we feared possible, and someone must be picked last, and one must bruise and one must fail. And that still twitching bird was so deceived by a window, so we eulogized fondly, we dug deep and threw its elegant plumage and frantic black eyes in a hole, and rushed out to kill something new, so we could bury that too. The first chapters of lives almost made us give up altogether. Pushed towards tired forms of self immolation that seemed so original. I must, we must never stop watching the sky with our hands in our pockets, stop peering in windows when we know doors are shut. Stop yelling small stories and bad jokes and sorrows, and my voice will scratch to yell many more, but before I spill the things I mean to hide away, or gouge my eyes with platitudes of sentiment, I'll drown the urge for permanence and certainty; crouch down and scrawl my name with yours in wet cement.
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Tori Amos, hands down. Every song of hers deserves to be listed in this thread, but I'm short on time...so you'll just have to read my sig for a gem of her greatness.
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