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Lyric of the Day

Postby Fool On Fire » Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:30 pm

Rather like the "Good Mornings" thread. :)

today, mine is a David Gray song:

and I'm thinking 'bout the bullet and the TV screen
the dollar and the clenched fist
and if we're searching for peace
how come we still believe in hatred as the catalyst?


I wanna know what y'all are singing to yourselves today,
~Elise
I've become the beggar now, and you've become the saint somehow
twist the words and place the blame, and tell me now, aren't we the same?

-- Amy Ray

born under a bad sign, been down since I began to crawl
if it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all

-- Albert King

the saints and all the martyrs look down on dying converts
"what makes the water holy," she said, "is that it's the closest thing to rain..."

-- Josh Ritter


...the blues is the roots...everything else is the fruits...
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Postby altCountryGuy » Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:41 pm

I don't know why this was the first thing to come to my mind.

Well, the white god said to the little man
we're gonna fulfill scripture in the holy land
between the Tigris and Euphrates, it's a lot like hell
go on and liberate my people and the o-i-l.


Hiway 9 - Eliza Gilkyson

Everybody needs a little forgiveness.

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Postby Turk » Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:09 am

All day long it's been:

Evangeline, evangeline
curses the soul of the Mississippi Queen
that pulled her man away


I don't know why....
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Postby girlgoddess » Fri Jan 21, 2005 10:31 am

TurkRogers wrote:All day long it's been:


all day long? but it's so early!

the opening lines to made of clay have been in my head since i woke up (like 10 minutes ago)-
i saw the tear on your cheek
the look in your eye that says we're all out of hope


-rach
if you have poo, fling it now.
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Postby Fool On Fire » Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:37 am

Today it's Deb Talan. (Thanks, penguin. Hehe.)

I think Amelia had it okay
she had one in a million bad days
with her eyes in the clouds
the clouds in her eyes in a big white sky
expecting to fly doesn't sound so bad to me

-- "Thinking Amelia"

I can tell a song has gotten into my bloodstream when I start interpreting what it might be about...and I've been interpreting this one all day. I think it might be about a girl who committed suicide.

Going to listen again,
~Elise
I've become the beggar now, and you've become the saint somehow
twist the words and place the blame, and tell me now, aren't we the same?

-- Amy Ray

born under a bad sign, been down since I began to crawl
if it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all

-- Albert King

the saints and all the martyrs look down on dying converts
"what makes the water holy," she said, "is that it's the closest thing to rain..."

-- Josh Ritter


...the blues is the roots...everything else is the fruits...
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Postby marybeth » Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:41 pm

I've been trying to enjoy all the fruits of my labor
I've been crying for you boy, but truth is my saviour
Baby sweet baby if its all the same
Take the glory any day over the fame
bay-ba-a-y,
sweet ba-bay-ay

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Postby sandina » Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:46 pm

Motherland, cradle me
close my eyes, lullabye me to sleep
keep me safe, lie with me stay beside me
Don't go, don't you go....
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Postby Fool On Fire » Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:34 pm

you've got me sick in the throat
because it knows that I've been up here lying
just trying to save face by smiling
when inside, my heart looks like a disaster
like blown-out semi tires all over Nebraska

-- Melissa Ferrick, "Nebraska"

That part always chokes me up.

I cried when she performed it at the Evening Muse,
~Elise
I've become the beggar now, and you've become the saint somehow
twist the words and place the blame, and tell me now, aren't we the same?

-- Amy Ray

born under a bad sign, been down since I began to crawl
if it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all

-- Albert King

the saints and all the martyrs look down on dying converts
"what makes the water holy," she said, "is that it's the closest thing to rain..."

-- Josh Ritter


...the blues is the roots...everything else is the fruits...
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Postby Turk » Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:13 am

For hours before and after attempting to sleep, it's been:

So many things that I had before
That don't matter to me now
Tonight I cry for the love that I lost
And the love I've never found
And when the last bird falls and the last siren sounds
Someone will say what's been said before
It's only love we were looking for

If you break down......
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Postby Fool On Fire » Sun Jan 23, 2005 3:03 pm

Turk,

That song woke me up this morning. I lay there in bed thinking, wow, does Patty know what we're going through or what? :)

Today the quote running around in my head is:

I know that there's a life for you
if you can just reach seventeen
Julie, I know

-- Rachel Garlin

Probably because I'm worried about MY Julie making it up to Providence okay,
~Elise
I've become the beggar now, and you've become the saint somehow
twist the words and place the blame, and tell me now, aren't we the same?

-- Amy Ray

born under a bad sign, been down since I began to crawl
if it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all

-- Albert King

the saints and all the martyrs look down on dying converts
"what makes the water holy," she said, "is that it's the closest thing to rain..."

-- Josh Ritter


...the blues is the roots...everything else is the fruits...
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Postby Browncoat » Mon Jan 24, 2005 7:23 am

For the past week, it's been...

I wanna make you sad
I wanna make you fall apart
I wanna be the best one at
Breaking your heart


Make You Sad - Anne Heaton

Gonna take a nap, then study.

I just lost whatever macho points I had left since the squirrel incident, didn't I?

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Subtly eccentric...
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Postby sandina » Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:20 am

What could be lonely 'bout you? What could be lonely 'bout you baby?
You're immaculately touched, and they love you that much,
Whatever's lonely bout you only makes me totally convinced that
my own personal gravity serves me well.
PM DAWN, MY OWN PERSONAL GRAVITY


PS: thanks for this, Gillian....your own personal mix serves me well!!
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Postby Little_Kites » Tue Jan 25, 2005 5:27 pm

I'm smitten with Under These Clouds. I'm glad Patty wrote it.

And it really was a gradual thing
Passes easy as a cigarette
You wake up one day wrapped in a ball of string
Believing nothing good's happened to you yet
Feel like nothing good's happened to you yet

But they say get down under these clouds
I was born down under these clouds
So I stand up and sing it out loud
Someone's still alive under their shroud
And I don't wanna die
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Postby deaeterna » Tue Jan 25, 2005 5:32 pm

The night wants to kiss you deep and be on his way
Pretend he don't know you the very next day
Isn't it hard sometimes? Isn't it lonely?
How I still hang around here and there's nothing to hold me....


And, of course, my Patty CD was in Mom's car today so I couldn't listen to it! GAH!

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Postby solesearching » Tue Jan 25, 2005 5:43 pm

I never meant to cause you any sorrow
I never meant to cause you any pain
I only wanted one time to see you laughing
I only want to see you laughing in the purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
I only wanted to see you bathing in the purple rain


It's been a Prince kind of day
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