Favorite Song Lyrics

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I Love this thread Idea!

Elvis Presley "If I can Dream"

There must be lights burning brighter somewhere
Got to be birds flying higher in a sky more blue
If I can dream of a better land
Where all my brothers walk hand in hand
Tell me why, oh why, oh why can't my dream come true

There must be peace and understanding sometime
Strong winds of promise that will blow away
All the doubt and fear
If I can dream of a warmer sun
Where hope keeps shining on everyone
Tell me why, oh why, oh why won't that sun appear

We're lost in a cloud
With too much rain
We're trapped in a world
That's troubled with pain
But as long as a man
Has the strength to dream
He can redeem his soul and fly

Deep in my heart there's a trembling question
Still I am sure that the answer gonna come somehow
Out there in the dark, there's a beckoning candle
And while I can think, while I can talk
While I can stand, while I can walk
While I can dream, please let my dream
Come true, right now

 

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This is a great topic! This is my absolute favorite. And quite fitting too. Enjoy! :rolleyes:

Street Spirit (Fade Out)
By: Radiohead
Rows of houses all bearing down on me
I can feel their blue hands touching me
All these things into position
All these things we'll one day swallow whole
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 position
All these things we'll one day swallow whole
And fade out again and fade out again

Immerse your soul in love
Immerse your soul in love.
 

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My Way by Frank Sinatra. It's an old song but the lyrics are timeless.
 

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Have you seen the little piggies crawling in the d
If you're reading this
Then I finally did it
I'm sorry I didn't say goodbye
There was no time
Understand I was stressed
Living day to day was hard
And I gave it my best
But there was nothing left
For me in this world
To convince me to stay
Now I'm long gone away
Don't you do that
Don't you start your tears
Just remember all the time we spent over the years
Never cry
Never think bad to me
What's done is done and that's the way it had to be
I need you to be strong for me
Say your prayer everyday in my memory
I'm sure it's helping me
To earn my feathers
To get some wings
And a halo and a harp and angelic things
And even though I'm gone And outta sight
Never worry about me
I'm alright

It goes on but it is awesome :D Twiztid - I'm Alright
 

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I was raised in a big Italian family with seven brothers and sisters. I can remember as a child my father had a beautiful Italian voice and would sing this song to me every night before I went to bed. I called him up and had him read me these lyrics and now sing them to my 9 year old son. It puts him to sleep everytime. Sort of like Cats in the Cradle I guess...:) peace and love, tommy

Every time it rains it rains, pennies from heaven

Don't you know each cloud contains, pennies from heaven

You'll find your fortune falling all over town, make sure your umbrella is upside down

Trade them for a pocket full of sunshine and flowers

For if you want the things you love, you must have showers

So when you hear the thunder, don't run under a tree
There will be pennies from heaven for you...and...me...
 
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It Takes Time to Build
Beastie Boys

If you don't like the news then press eject. Baby Davis getting older; can't take a rain check. It's time to let 'em know what we expect. Stop building SUVs strung out on OPEC. Hold up, wait up, you know we come correct. You wanna change things up, well hey just get set. It's easier to sit back than stick out your neck. It's easier to break things than build it correct. We've got a president we didn't elect. The Kyoto treaty he decided to neglect, and still the U.S. just wants to flex. Keep doin' that wop we gonna break our necks. IT TAKES A SECOND TO WRECK IT IT TAKES TIME TO BUILD YOU GOTS TO CHILL. Hate-filled people want to keep us in check. Tearin' down each other is what they expect. If you want love, well, hey that's a bet. We've got to give before we can get. Waiting like a batter who is on deck, when it's time to wreck shop, then shop I'll wreck. So let's calibrate and check our specs. We need a little shift on over towards the left. I don't really know, but I suspect. I think it's due time that we inspect how they get their information and their facts are checked. Another press conference someone's talking out their neck. IT TAKES A SECOND TO WRECK IT IT TAKES TIME TO BUILD YOU GOTS TO CHILL. So step up to the window and place your bets. Is the U.S. gonna keep breaking necks? Maybe it's time that we impeach Tex and the military muscle that he wants to flex. By the time Bush is done, what will be left? Selling votes like E-pills at the discoteque. Environmental destruction and the national debt. But plenty of dollars left in the fat war chest. What the real deal, why you can't connect? Why you hating people that you never met? Didn't your mama teach you to show some respect? Why not open your mind for a sec? IT TAKES A SECOND TO WRECK IT IT TAKES TIME TO BUILD YOU GOTS TO CHILL.
 

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We Are One
Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers
from the album Spirit of Music

There is a spirit we all know
Yet we don't know, yet we don't know
There is a spirit we all know
Yet we don't know, yet we don't know

We are one

Is it so hard to love one another
My brother
To see each other as we are
My sister
The earthy family
Forever

Wake up
Wake up now
Wake up
Wake up now
Wake up to the realization
That we are all of one nation
Everyone let's have some fun
Under the moon, the stars, the sun

Cause We are one
We are one

There is a knowledge
We are one
There is a spirit
We are one
 

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Fav lyrics: Definatly H.I.M. (His Infernal Majesty)

"Heartache Every Moment"

From lashes to ashes
And from lust to dust
In your sweetest torment
I'm lost
And no heaven can help us
Ready, willing and able
To lose it all
For a kiss so fatal
And so warm

Oh it's heartache every moment
From the start 'til the end
It's heartache every moment
With you
Deeper into our heavenly suffering
Our fragile souls are falling
It's heartache every moment
Baby with you

And we sense the danger
But don't wanna give up
'Cause there's no smile of an angel
Without the wrath of god

Oh it's heartache every moment
From the start 'til the end
It's heartache every moment
With you
Deeper into our heavenly suffering
Our fragile souls are falling
It's heartache every moment
Baby with you
My darling with you

From lashes to ashes
And from lust to dust
In your sweetest torment
I am lost
And we sense the danger
But don't wanna give up

Oh it's heartache every moment
From the start 'til the end
It's heartache every moment
With you
Deeper into our heavenly suffering
Our fragile souls are falling
It's heartache every moment with you
That's right
 

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The lyrics to my favorite song of all time ...

Beatles - Within You Without You
****************************

We were talking - about the space between us all
And the people - who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion
Never glimpse the truth - then it's far too late when they pass away

We were talking - about the love we all could share
When we find it - to try our best to hold it there - with our love
With our love we could save the world - if they only knew

Try to realise it's all within yourself - no-one else can make you change
And to see you're really only very small
And life flows on within you and without you.

We were talking - about the love that's gone so cold
And the people who gain the world and lose their soul
They don't know, they can't see - are you one of them ?

When you've seen beyond yourself
then you may find peace of mind is waiting there
And the time will come when you see we're all one
And life flows on within you and without you.

:) andrew
 

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Blue Oyster Cult

Don't fear the reaper.

All our times have come
Here but now they're gone
Seasons don't fear the reaper
Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain
We can be like they are

Come on baby... Don't fear the Reaper
Baby take my hand... Don't fear the Reaper
We'll be able to fly... Don't fear the Reaper
Baby I'm your man...

Valentine is done
Here but now they're gone
Romeo and Juliet
Are together in eternity...
Romeo and Juliet

40,000 men and women everyday... Like Romeo and
Juliet
40,000 men and women everyday... Redefine
happiness
Another 40,000 coming everyday...We can be like
they are

Come on baby... Don't fear the Reaper
Baby take my hand... Don't fear the Reaper
We'll be able to fly... Don't fear the Reaper
Baby I'm your man...

Love of two is one
Here but now they're gone
Came the last night of sadness
And it was clear we couldn't go on
The door was open and the wind appeared
The candles blew and then disappeared
The curtains flew then he appeared
Saying don't be afraid

Come on baby... And we had no fear
And we ran to him... Then they started to fly
They looked backward and said goodbye
She had become like they are
She had taken his hand
She had become like they are

Come on baby...don't fear the reaper
 

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Nice, Guard. Reaper is definitely a catchy song that's been stuck in my head for days at a time before. :D

How about some more from the Marleys?

Let Jah Will Be Done

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Everyday is just a day
To sing your praises
Everyday is just a day
To give you glory

So while the faithless fret
When destruction comes
Where they gonna run

Let Jah will be done
Just like the morning sun

Stop your war and stop your cruelness
This yah judgement a go really dread
And the wicked think them get away
But where they gonna run

Let Jah will be done
Just like the morning sun

I rise in the morning
And I'm thinking of love
For all Jah children
He created us
And all who don't hear the crying of the poor
Where them gonna run

Let Jah will be done
Just like the morning sun

Everyday is just a day
To sing your praises
Everyday is just a day
To give you glory

So while those faithless fret
When destruction come
Where they gonna run

Let Jah will be done, just like morning sun
Just like the evening sun
Just like the morning sun
Just like the evening sun
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I like this song because of the lyrics, rather than because the tune is good; which is the reason i am drawn to most others...
These are the lyrics to one of my fave songs: Dido - Don't Leave Home
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Like a ghost don't need a key
Your best friend I've come to be
Please don't think of getting up for me
You don't even need to speak
When I've been here for just one day
You'll already miss me if I go away
So close the blinds and shut the door
You won't need other friends anymore

Oh don't leave home, oh don't leave home

If you're cold I'll keep you warm
If you're low just hold on
Cause I will be your safety
Oh don't leave home

And I arrived when you were weak
I'll make you weaker, weaker still
Now all your love you give to me

When your heart is all I need

Oh don't leave home, oh don't leave home

If you're cold I'll keep you warm
If you're low just hold on
Cause I will be your safety
Oh don't leave home

Oh how quiet, quiet the world can be
When it's just you and little me
Everything is clear and everything is new
So you won't be leaving will you

Oh don't leave home, oh don't leave home

If you're cold I'll keep you warm
If you're low just hold on
Cause I will be your safety
Oh don't leave home

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interesting... I can't tell if that Dido song is tongue in cheek or what. :confused: I'm wondering what the lyrics say to you, Mason, that you like it so much?

Here's one that I heard yesterday for the first time in a while. And it was like hearing it for the first time ever, in a way.


Crucify
Tori Amos


Every finger in the room is pointing at me
I wanna spit in their faces then I get afraid of what that could bring
I got a bowling ball in my somach, I got a desert in my mouth
Figures that my courage would choose to sell out now

I’ve been looking for a savior in these dirty streets
Looking for a savior beneath these dirty sheets
I’ve been raising up my hands- drive another nail in
Just what God needs, one more victim

Why do we crucify ourselves
Everyday I crucify myself
Nothing I do is good enough for you
Crucify myself
Everyday I crucify myself
And my heart is sick of being in chains

Got a kick for a dog, beggin’ for love
Gotta have my suffering so that I can have my cross
I know a cat named easter, he says will you ever learn
You’re just an empty cage girl if you kill the bird

I’ve been looking for a savior in these dirty streets
Looking for a savior beneath these dirty sheets
I’ve been raising up my hands- drive another nail in
Got enough guilt to start my own religion

Why do we crucify ourselves
Everyday I crucify myself
Nothing I do is good enough for you
Crucify myself
Everyday I crucify myself
And my heart is sick of being in chains

Please be
Save me
I cry

Looking for a savior in these dirty streets
Looking for a savior beneath these dirty sheets
I’ve been raising up my hands- drive another nail in
Where are those angels when you need them

Why do we crucify ourselves
Everyday I crucify myself
Nothing I do is good enough for you
Crucify myself
Everyday I crucify myself
And my heart is sick of being in chains
 

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Yes, these are Metal groups. At first I was surprised to find songs that didn't get loud. They turned out to be some of my favorites.

Artist: Metallica
Nothing Else Matters


So close no matter how far
couldn't be much more from the heart
forever trusting who we are
and nothing else matters

never opened myself this way
life is ours, we live it our way
all these words I don't just say
and nothing else matters

trust I seek and I find in you
every day for us something new
open mind for a different view
and nothing else matters

never cared for what they do
never cared for what they know
but I know

so close no matter how far
couldn't be much more from the heart
forever trusting who we are
and nothing else matters

never cared for what they do
never cared for what they know
but I know

I never opened myself this way
life is ours, we live it our way
all these words I don't just say
and nothing else matters

trust I seek and I find in you
every day for us something new
open mind for a different view
and nothing else matters

never cared for what they say
never cared for games they play
never cared for what they do
never cared for what they know
and I know

so close no matter how far
couldn't be much more from the heart
forever trusting who we are
and nothing else matters




Artist: Godsmack
Serenity


As I sit here and slowly close my eyes
I take another deep breath
And feel the wind pass through my body
I'm the one in your soul
Reflecting inner light
Protect the ones who hold you
Cradling your inner child

I need serenity
In a place where I can hide
I need serenity
Nothing changes, days go by

Where do we go when we just don't know
And how do we relight the flame when it's cold
Why do we dream when our thoughts mean nothing
And when will we learn to control

Tragic visions slowly stole my life
Tore away everything
Cheating me out of my time
I'm the one who loves you
No matter wrong or right
And every day I hold you
I hold you with my inner child

I need serenity
In a place where I can hide
I need serenity
Nothing changes, days go by

Where do we go when we just don't know
And how do we relight the flame when it's cold
Why do we dream when our thoughts mean nothing
And when will we learn to control

Where do we go when we just don't know
And how do we relight the flame when it's cold
Why do we dream when our thoughts mean nothing
And when will we learn to control

I need serenity [x4]
 

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Teach Your Children Lyrics
You who are on the road
Must have a code that you can live by
And so become yourself
Because the past is just a good-bye.
Teach your children well,
Their father's hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picks, the one you'll know by.
Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry,
So just look at them and sigh
and know they love you.

And you, of tender years,
Can't know the fears that your elders grew by,
And so please help them with your youth,
They seek the truth before they can die.

Teach your parents well,
Their children's hell will slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picks, the one you'll know by.


Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.
 

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I love this song... it's so inspirational.

Ben Harper "With My Own Two Hands"

I can change the world
With my own two hands
Make a better place
With my own two hands
Make a kinder place
Oh- with my own two hands

I can make peace on earth
With my own two hands
And I can clean up the earth
Oh- with my own two hands
And I can reach out to you
Oh- with my own two hands

I'm gonna make it a brighter place
I'm gonna make it a safer place
I'm gonna help the human race
(with my own two hands)

Now I can hold you
With my own two hands
And I can comfort you
With my own two hands
But you got to use
Use your own two hands
 

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Lynard Skynard--- Simple Man

Mama told me when I was young:
'Come sit beside me, my only son,
and listen closely to what I say
and if you do this it will help you some sunny day.'

'Oh, take your time, don't live too fast.
Troubles will come and they will pass.
Go find a woman and you'll find love
and don't forget, son, there is someone up above.'

'And be a simple kind of man,
oh, be something you love and understand.
Baby, be a simple kind of man.
Oh, won't you do this for me, son, if you can.'

'Forget your lust for the rich man's gold,
all that you need is in your soul.
And you can do this if you try.
All that I want for you, my son, is to be satisfied.'

'And be a simple kind of man,
oh, be something you love and understand.
Baby, be a simple kind of man.
Oh, won't you do this for me, son, if you can.'

'Boy, don't you worry, you'll find yourself.
Follow your heart and nothing else.
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try.
All that I want for you, my son, is to be satisfied.'

'And be a simple kind of man,
oh, be something you love and understand.
Baby, be a simple kind of man.
Oh, won't you do this for me, son, if you can.'











 

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Perhaps the most beautiful song I have ever heard ...
ENYA - Fallen Embers Lyrics

Once, as my heart remembers,
all the stars were fallen embers.
Once, when night seemed forever
I was with you.

Once, in the care of morning
in the air was all belonging.
Once, when that day was dawning,
I was with you.

How far we are from morning.
how far we are
and the stars shining through the darkness,
falling in the air.

Once, as the night was leaving
into us our dreams were weaving.
Once, all dreams were worth keeping.
I was with you.

Once, when our hearts were singing,
I was with you.


But this one is a close second:
ENYA - Pilgrim

Pilgrim, how you journey
On the road you chose
To find out why the winds die
And where the stories go.

All days come from one day
That much you must know,
You cannot change what's over
But only where you go.

One way leads to diamonds,
One way leads to gold,
Another leads you only
To everything you're told.

In your heart you wonder
Which of these is true;
The road that leads to nowhere,
The road that leads to you.

Will you find the answer
In all you say and do?
Will you find the answer
In you?

Each heart is a pilgrim,
Each one wants to know
The reason why the winds die
And where the stories go.

Pilgrim, in your journey
You may travel far,
For pilgrim it's a long way
To find out who you are...

Pilgrim, it's a long way
To find out who you are...

Pilgrim, it's a long way
To find out who you are...
:)

andrew
 

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Another beautiful song, one of powerful emotion and musical simplicity.

INDIGO GIRLS

STRANGE FIRE

i come to you with strange fire
i make an offering of love
the incense of my soul is burned
by the fire in my blood
i come with a softer answer
to the questions that lie in your path
i want to harbor you from the anger
find a refuge from the wrath

this is a message
a message of love
love that moves from the inside out
love that never grows tired
i come to you with strange fire
fire

mercenaries of the shrine
now who are you to speak for god
with haughty eyes and lying tongues
and hands that shed innocent blood
now who delivered you the power
to interpret calvary
you gamble away our freedom
to gain your own authority

find another state of mind
you know it's time we all learned
to grab hold
strange fire burns
with the motion of love


fire
fire

when you learn to love yourself
you will dissolve all the stones that are cast
now you will learn to burn the icing sky
to melt the waxen mask
i said to have the gift of true release
this is a peace that will take you higher
oh i come to you with my offering
i bring you strange fire

this is a message
a message of love
love that moves from the inside out
love that never grows tired
i come to you with strange fire
fire
fire
i come to you with strange fire
 
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