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Old 07-12-2006, 01:51 PM   #166
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(I Never Loved) Eva Braun by the Boomtown Rats

Are you really going out with Adolf?

I never loved Eva Braun (oh no?)
No, a thousand people say I did (oh yeah?)
Yeah, she was just some girl who was on the make (Yes, we see)
Boy she wanted to be so big.
And in the end it got to be a drag,
She's doing her exercises every day
No matter what people say,
I never loved Eva Braun.

I never heard all the screams (oh no?)
I never saw the blood and dirt and gore (oh yeah?)
That wasn't part of the dream, (yes, we see)
Of maps and generals and uniforms.
I'd always like the big parade,
I always wanted to be adored,
In '33 I knew I had it made,
I never loved....

Eva Braun wasn't history,
She wasn't even part of my destiny
She never really fitted in the scheme of things
She was a triumph of my will,
Oh yeah!

I saw the blondies and the blue eyes, (oh yeah?)
I saw the millions mouthing me, (oh yeah?)
But underneath I was really gentle, (oh yeah?)
D'ja ever see me touch a scrap of meat?
O yeah I conquered all those countries
They were weak an' I was strong
A little too ambitious maybe,
But I never loved Eva Braun.
Gee!
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Old 07-27-2006, 11:45 PM   #167
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Welcome To Machine

Welcome my son
Welcome to the machine
Where have you been?
It's alright we know where you've been
You've been in the pipeline
Filling in time
Provided with toys and scouting for boys
You brought a guitar to punish your ma
And you didn't like school
And you know you're nobody's fool
So welcome to the machine

Welcome my son
Welcome to the machine
What did you dream?
It's alright we told you what to dream
You dreamed of a big star
He played a mean gituar
He always ate in the Steak Bar
He loved to drive in his Jaguar
So welcome to the Machine

Pink Floyd
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Old 07-28-2006, 07:35 AM   #168
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"When I Fall" -- Barenaked Ladies

I look straight in the window, try not to look below
Pretend I'm not up here, try counting sheep
But the sheep seem to shower off this office tower
Nine-point-eight straight down I can't stop my knees

I wish I could fly
From this building
From this wall
And if I should try
Would you catch me if I fall?

My hands clench the squeegee, my secular rosary
Hang on to your wallet, hang on to your rings
Can't look below me, or something might throw me
Curse at the windstorms that October brings

I look in the boardroom; a modern pharaoh's tomb
I'd gladly swap places, if they care to dive
They're lined up at the window, peer down into limbo
They're frightened of jumping, in case they survive

I wish I could step from this scaffold
Onto soft green pastures, shopping malls, or bed
With my family and my pastor and my grandfather who's Dead

Look straight in the mirror, watch it come clearer
I look like a painter, behind all the grease
But paintings creating, and I'm just erasing
A crystal-clear canvas is my masterpiece
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Old 08-15-2006, 11:30 AM   #169
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Time for a bump I think, with my favourite paean to unrequited love:

How Could You Want Him by the Spin Doctors

I’m quite contented to take my chances
Against the guildensterns & rosencrantses
It’s a matter of cain & abel
And I can feel your knee underneath the table

He doesn’t dangle by the seraphim
He only wants a pretty face by him so
How could you want him when you know you could have me?

See the pigeons peck & peck to pay the dues
They peck a little extra to resole their shoes
He’s with the pigeons pecking crumbs
I’m on my deathbed bleeding with the cherubim

He doesn’t dangle by the seraphim
He only wants a pretty face by him so
How could you want him when you know you could have me?

Ferocious angels send me falling stars
But I know just how dangerous wishes are
Ferocious angels watch me come and go
But I’m not too smart to go barging off of roof tops, though

Sit out september on the window sill
’cause you can’t drink wine from a two dollar bill
Saint christopher lives on the end of a quill
Leave him a diamond in your last will

He doesn’t dangle by the seraphim
He only wants a pretty face by him so
How could you want him when you know you could have me?

How could you want him when you know you could have me? (x4)

(Sounds great in the bath!)
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Old 08-15-2006, 11:35 AM   #170
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And a little beauty from Neil Finn

Faster Than Light

Close your eyes go to sleep
Close your eyes get so dizzy
World is spinning in your bed

I know where the sun goes
It's waking up the sparrows
In England it's morning

In time you'll see that some things
travel faster than light
In time you'll recognise
that love is larger than life

Now you know what you're missing
Now you've seen that I'm willing
If you're looking for the message
Close your eyes

Do you hear what I'm thinking?
Is it how you imagined?

In time you'll see that some things
travel faster than light
In time you'll recognise
that love is larger than life
And praise will come to those whose kindness
leaves you without debt
And bends the shape of things
that haven't happened yet

Close your eyes
Colours changing like a lizard
Close your eyes

I know where the sun goes
I have seen the world turning
In time you'll find that some things
travel faster than light
In time you'll recognise that love is larger than life
And praise will come to those whose kindness
leaves you without debt
and bends the shape of things to come
that haven't happened yet

(the way it is sung brings a lump to my throat, but I think the lyrics bear scrutiny alone)
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:51 PM   #171
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LIZ PHAIR

"Table For One"

I'm walking down in the basement
I'm leaning on the washing machine
I'm reaching back through a hole in the wall's insulation
I'm pulling out a bottle of vodka
Replacing that with a pint of Jim Bean
I'm lying down on the floor until I feel better

It's morning and I pour myself coffee
I drink it til the kitchen stops shaking
I'm backing out of the driveway
And into creation

And the loving spirit that follows me
Watching helplessly, will always forgive me

Oh, I want to die alone
With my sympathy beside me
I want to bring down all those demons who drank with me
Feasting bleed through me
On my desperation

I hide all the bottles in places
They find and confront me with pain in their eyes
And I promise that I'll make some changes

But reaching back it occurs to me
There will always be some kind of crisis for me

Oh, I want to die alone
With my sympathy beside me
I want to bring back all those moments they stole from me
In my reverie
Darkening days end

Oh, I want to die alone
With my memories inside me
I want to live that life
When I could say people had faith in me
I still see that guy in my memory

Oh, I want to die alone
With my sympathy beside me
I want to bring down all those people who drank with me
Watching happily
My humiliation
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Old 08-29-2006, 11:02 AM   #172
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I Shall Be Free -- Kid Beyond, Amplivate

I Shall Be Free -- Kid Beyond, Amplivate


One day I went walking down a lonesome road
and I came upon a stranger in some funky robes.
He said he was a soldier, I said where's your gun?
He said I don't got one and I don't need one.

I don't need no weapon, cause I don't fight no war.
I said then well then mister soldier what you fighting for?
Well he didn't say nothin', he just smiled at me.
And then I heard him whisper "You Shall Be Free."

Well excuse me mister, are you sayin I ain't free?
Well, I don't see no shackles or chains on me.
He said we're chained to our hatred and shackled by greed.
Too blind to see the wonder and the mystery.

We got to love one another, give our love so strong,
Love your brother man even when he treats you wrong.
When you love without limits, unconditionally;
When you love without fear, then you Shall Be Free.

So I pried my heart open, as wide as the sea,
And the strangest sensations came over me.
I could see the clouds dancing, felt a raindrop sting,
I could hear the tiny beating of a butterfly wing.

As I sat in the middle I, I felt this love unfold.
A love too big for this body to hold.
That day I became a warrior, with no enemy.
Now I am that funky soldier and I Shall Be Free.

Now I ain't afraid of livin' and I ain't scared to die.
Cause I feel this vibration that I can't deny.
I can feel it singin' through me like a symphony
And it tastes so sweet like destiny.

It's in everything I touch, everything I see
It's in every single fiber of my body.
Every star every creature every leaf on every tree
Is a lesson and a blessin' and We Shall Be Free.

I Shall, I Shall Be Free.
I Shall, I Shall Be Free.
I Shall, I Shall Be Free.
I Shall, I Shall Be Free.
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Old 08-29-2006, 11:20 AM   #173
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Out Came Oil

Exxon Bicentenial Singers (1976)

Oil's been around for centuries sure,
floating in springs, in lakes and the streams.

The Indians used if for a medicine cure,
but never in the wildest of dreams

did anyone think, that black sticky stuff,
always in short supply,
would ever have the power enough to gush its way to the sky!

Chorus:
When out came oil!
Out came oil!

Once that Edwin Drake dude,
struck the bubbling crude,
as his drill cut through the soil

Out came oil!
Out came oil!

Spindletop,
Turned it around
The world soon saw just what oil could mean

Starting off slow blowing out of the ground
Then refining that crude to pure kerosene

Oh we really started cracking with a process devised
when a guy named Burton appeared
The history of oil kept us all suprised, cause it's only been one-hundred years!

Since
Out - came - oil!
Out - came - oil!

Industry stood right on,
serving home and farm
It caused the melting pot to boil

When
OUT CAME OIL
OUT CAME OIL

From the hunches and devining rods
Going agaist all of the odds

To the power and the lubrication
For every type of transportation and equipment you can name

Since
Out - came - oil!
Out - came - oil!

Nothing, in this world,
has been the same!!!!

OUT CAME OIL!!
OUT CAME OIL!!!!
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:06 PM   #174
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The old bastard left his ties and a suit
A brown box
Moth balls and bowling shoes
And his opinions so you'd never have to choose
Pretty soon you'll be an old bastard too

You get smaller as the world gets big
The more you know you know you don't know shit
"The Whiz Man" will never fit you like "The Whiz Kid" did

So why you gotta act like you know when you don't know?
It's okay if you don't know everything
Why you gotta act like you know when you don't know?
It's okay
If you don't know everything

Close your eyes
Close your ears young man
You've seen and heard all an old man can
Spread the facts on the floor like a fan
Throw away the ones that make you feel bad

Kids today are getting old too fast
They can't wait to grow up so they can kiss some ass
They get nostalgic about the last ten years
Before the last ten years have passed

So why you gotta act like you know when you don't know?
It's okay if you don't know everything
Why you gotta act like you know when you don't know?
It's okay if you don't know everything

Tears land on a hand on a chest
The old bastard had a paradigm arrest
He got smaller and the world got big
The more he knew he knew he didn't know shit
"The Whiz Man" never fit him like "The Whiz Kid" did

So why you gotta act like you know when you don't know?
It's ok if you don't know everything
Why you gotta act like you know when you don't know?
It's ok if you don't know everything
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Old 09-12-2007, 06:07 PM   #175
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I'm getting cold
You used to have a heart
Now I guess its just a stone
You said leave me alone
But even tho I'm here
You know that I'm already gone

Gone, baby
Even tho I'm here you know that I'm already gone
Gone, baby
Even tho I'm here you know that I'm already gone

We've got some time
So lets walk hand in hand together
And hold our heads up high
Since I can't read your mind
You've got to tell me what you're thinking
I won't write in the sky
I won't write in the sky

We're getting old
We've planted our seeds and now we wait for them to grow
You said I'll never show
You how I really feel or which way I'm gonna go

Gone, baby
Even tho I'm here you know that I'm already gone
Gone, baby
Even tho I'm here you know that I'm already gone

We've got some time
So lets walk hand in hand together
And hold our heads up high
Since I can't read your mind
You've got to tell me what you're thinking
I won't write in the sky
I won't write in the sky

No one to hold
The world will make a dream
And a prayer out of our bones
To find where we belong
Our shadows will remain
Even after we are gone

Gone, baby
Even tho I'm here you know that I'm already gone
Gone, baby
Even tho I'm here you know that I'm already gone
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Old 09-12-2007, 11:19 PM   #176
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Rainbow Eyes - Rainbow


She's been gone since yesterday
Oh, I didn't care
Never cared for yesterdays
Fancies in the air

No sighs or mysteries
She lay golden in the sun
No broken harmonies
But I've lost my way
She had rainbow eyes
Rainbow eyes
Rainbow eyes

Love should be a simple blend
A whisper on the shore
No clever words you can't defend
They lead to never more

No sighs or mysteries
She lay golden in the sun
No broken harmonies
But I've lost my way
She had rainbow eyes
Rainbow eyes
Rainbow eyes

Summer nights are colder now
They've taken down the fair
And all the lights have died somehow
Or were they ever there?

No sighs or mysteries
She lay golden in the sun
No broken harmonies
But I've lost my way
She had rainbow eyes
Rainbow eyes
Rainbow eyes
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Old 09-13-2007, 09:22 AM   #177
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Spinning, laughing, dancing to
her favorite song
A little girl with nothing wrong
Is all alone

Eyes wide open
Always hoping for the sun
And she'll sing her song to anyone
that comes along

Fragile as a leaf in autumn
Just fallin' to the ground
Without a sound

Crooked little smile on her face
Tells a tale of grace
That's all her own

Spinning, laughing, dancing to
her favorite song
A little girl with nothing wrong
And she's all alone

--Norah Jones
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Old 10-27-2007, 03:03 PM   #178
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Possibly the greatest song ever written by a stoned hippy: Imagine

Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
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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Old 10-27-2007, 04:46 PM   #179
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I'm pretty sure Forest Gump wrote that song
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:32 PM   #180
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Unhappy Sad

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Originally Posted by Datalyss View Post
Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one
Every time I hear that song it makes me cry
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