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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:08 AM
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Poll question: POLL: Most Beautiful Song Lyrics

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:10 AM
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1. Arms of the Angel.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:14 AM
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2. Bet You Can't Guess Which One I Voted For.
:hi:
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:17 AM
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4. If it wasn't "Friggin' in the Riggin'", then I have no clue.
:hi:
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 01:08 PM
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20. Car Wash!
:silly:
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 02:26 PM
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32. Yes!!
:rofl:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:17 AM
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3. Not sure but great song titles all of them
of course the greatest song title ever (IMHO) is "Interstate Love Song" but this is another matter for another time
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:19 AM
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5. You can't be serious.
Edited on Mon Aug-28-06 11:20 AM by XNASA
Really. I mean it. Stop being so serious. ;)
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:33 AM
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6. Never heard that one
how does it go?

:bounce:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:39 AM
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7. Thank You by Led Zeppelin
If the sun refused to shine - I would keep on loving you.
Mountains may crumble to the sea, but there would still be you and me.


If that's not devotion of love in the truest sense I don't know what is. I always said that if I ever get married that will be my wedding song.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:46 AM
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9. "It was on the good ship Venus.......
By Christ, ya shoulda seen us
The figurehead was a whore in bed
And the mast, a mammoth penis

The captain of this lugger
He was a dirty bugger
He wasn't fit to shovel shit
From one place to another

Chorus:
Friggin' in the riggin'
Friggin' in the riggin'
Friggin' in the riggin'
There was fuck all else to do"

Do you actually think that "Thank You" is more beautiful that those set of lyrics? Wow. What planet are you from? ;)
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 12:03 PM
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15. Little early to be popping the drugs I should say
:P
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:40 AM
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8. "See the tree...how big it's grown...but friend it hasn't been so long..
it wasn't big..." "I laughed at her and she got mad...the first day that she planted it was just a twig...and Honey, I miss you...." :hide:
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:47 AM
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10. Yeah.
"Tree"

Right.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:59 AM
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12. You don't find it pretty...?
It brings a tear to my eye every time I hear it.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 12:01 PM
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14. I only cry when I hear 'Puff the Magic Dragon'.
:cry:
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:54 AM
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11. Ha!
Guess which one I voted for? It is one of my favorite Jones tune. I still laugh my ass off when I hear it.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 12:03 PM
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16. You're such a Pirate.
Matey.

:*
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 01:05 PM
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19. The cabin boy was chipper
By christ he was a nipper

Stuffed his ass with broken glass

And circumcised the skipper.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 01:17 PM
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22. I was wondering who'd be the first to post that verse.
Now the wondering is over. :rofl:
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 12:01 PM
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13. Walk This Way by Run-DMC
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 12:08 PM
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17. Most Beautiful Lyrics Ever.
Spring was never waiting for us, girl
It ran one step ahead
As we followed in the dance
Between the parted pages and were pressed
In love's hot, fevered iron
Like a striped pair of pants

MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
Oh, no!

I recall the yellow cotton dress
Foaming like a wave
On the ground around your knees
The birds, like tender babies in your hands
And the old men playing checkers by the trees

MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
Oh, no!

There will be another song for me
For I will sing it
There will be another dream for me
Someone will bring it
I will drink the wine while it is warm
And never let you catch me looking at the sun
And after all the loves of my life
After all the loves of my life
You'll still be the one

I will take my life into my hands and I will use it
I will win the worship in their eyes and I will lose it
I will have the things that I desire
And my passion flow like rivers through the sky
And after all the loves of my life
After all the loves of my life
I'll be thinking of you
And wondering why

MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
Oh, no!
Oh, no
No, no
Oh no!!

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schmuls Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 01:47 PM
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26. I'm glad you posted the lyrics, because I couldn't figure a lot of
them out before. Yes, this song is definitely a keeper!
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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 07:15 PM
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44. what's the name of this song?
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 07:45 PM
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46. MacArthur Park
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 12:19 PM
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18. I know you aren't serious
but here is one I like

THOUSANDS ARE SAILING

The island it is silent now
But the ghosts still haunt the waves
And the torch lights up a famished man
Who fortune could not save

Did you work upon the railroad
Did you rid the streets of crime
Were your dollars from the white house
Were they from the five and dime

Did the old songs taunt or cheer you
And did they still make you cry
Did you count the months and years
Or did your teardrops quickly dry

Ah, no, says he, 'twas not to be
On a coffin ship I came here
And I never even got so far
That they could change my name

Thousands are sailing
Across the western ocean
To a land of opportunity
That some of them will never see
Fortune prevailing
Across the western ocean
Their bellies full
Their spirits free
They'll break the chains of poverty
And they'll dance

In Manhattan's desert twilight
In the death of afternoon
We stepped hand in hand on Broadway
Like the first man on the moon

And "The Blackbird" broke the silence
As you whistled it so sweet
And in Brendan Behan's footsteps
I danced up and down the street

Then we said goodnight to Broadway
Giving it our best regards
Tipped our hats to Mister Cohan
Dear old Times Square's favorite bard

Then we raised a glass to JFK
And a dozen more besides
When I got back to my empty room
I suppose I must have cried

Thousands are sailing
Again across the ocean
Where the hand of opportunity
Draws tickets in a lottery
Postcards we're mailing
Of sky-blue skies and oceans
From rooms the daylight never sees
Where lights don't glow on Christmas trees
But we dance to the music
And we dance

Thousands are sailing
Across the western ocean
Where the hand of opportunity
Draws tickets in a lottery
Where e'er we go, we celebrate
The land that makes us refugees
From fear of Priests with empty plates
From guilt and weeping effigies
And we dance
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 01:10 PM
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21. These come close, I think
I have a smile
Stretched from ear to ear
To see you walking down the road

We meet at the lights
I stare for a while
The world around disappears

Just you and me
On this island of hope
A breath between us could be miles

Let me surround you
My sea to your shore
Let me be the calm you seek

Oh and every time Im close to you
Theres too much I cant say
And you just walk away

And I forgot
To tell you
I love you
And the nights
Too long
And cold here
Without you
I grieve in my condition
For I cannot find the strength to say I need you so

Oh and every time Im close to you
Theres too much I cant say
And you just walk away

And I forgot
To tell you
I love you
And the nights
Too long
And cold here
Without you
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 01:37 PM
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23. Dontcha know anything? It's 'Freeper Scenes From an Italian Restaurant'
:eyes:
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 01:43 PM
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24. If I had to pick
I'd say these, from "Spirits in the Night"

Crazy Janey and her mission man were back in the alley tradin' hands
'long came Wild Billy with his friend G-man all duded up for Saturday night
Well Billy slammed on his coaster brakes and said anybody wanna go on up to
Greasy Lake
It's about a mile down on the dark side of route eighty-eight
I got a bottle of rose so let's try it
We'll pick up Hazy Davy and Killer Joe and I'll take you all out to where the
gypsy angels go
They're built like light
and they dance like spirits in the night (all night) in the night (all night)
Oh, you don't know what they can do to you
Spirits in the night (all night), in the night (all night)
Stand right up now and let it shoot through you

Well now Wild young Billy was a crazy cat and he shook some dust out of his
coonskin cap.
He said, "Trust some of this it'll show you where you're at, or at least it'll
help you really feel it"
By the time we made it up to Greasy Lake I had my head out the window and
Janey's fingers were in the cake
I think I really dug her 'cause I was too loose to fake
I said, "I'm hurt." She said, "Honey let me heal it".
And we danced all night to a soul fairy band
and she kissed me just right like only a lonely angel can
She felt so nice, just as soft as a spirit in the night (all night)
In the night (all night). Janey don't know what she do to you
Like a spirit in the night (all night), in the night (all night)
Stand right up and let her shoot through me.

Now the night was bright and the stars threw light on Billy and Davy
dancin' in the moonlight
They were down near the water in a stone mud fight
Killer Joe gone passed out on the lawn
Well now Hazy Davy got really hurt, he ran into the lake in just his socks and a
shirt
Me and Crazy Janey was makin' love in the dirt singin' our birthday songs
Janey said it was time to go
So we closed our eyes and said goodbye to gypsy angel row, felt so right
Together we moved like spirits in the night, all night
Baby don't know what they can do to you
Spirits in the night, all night


But in general, just about anything on these three hundred pages in here:



just pick one...
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schmuls Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 01:45 PM
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25. I voted other, Roberta Flack's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
my insides do something when I hear that!
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 01:52 PM
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27. why don't we get drunk and screw? but, really:
You were dreaming on a park bench
bout a broad highway somewhere
When the music from the carillon
Seemed to hurl your heart out there
Past the scientific darkness
Past the fireflies that float
To an angel bending down
To wrap you in her warmest coat

Chorus:
And you ask, what am I not doing?
She says your voice cannot command.
In time, you will move mountains,
And it will come through your hands.

Still you argue for an option
Still you angle for your case
Like you wouldnt know a burning bush
If it blew up in your face
Yeah, we scheme about the future
And we dream about the past
When just a simple reaching out
Might build a bridge that lasts

So whatever your hands find to do
You must do with all your heart
There are thoughts enough
To blow mens minds and tear great worlds apart

Theres a healing touch to find you
On that broad highway somewhere
To lift you high
As music flying
Through the angels hair.

Dont ask what you are not doing
Because your voice cannot command
In time we will move mountains
And it will come through your hands


Through Your Hands~John Hiatt
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 02:03 PM
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28. Papa ooh mow mow
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 02:05 PM
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30. Surfin' Bird - right on!
:headbang:
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 02:04 PM
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29. Keep Me In Your Heart, Warren Zevon
(Warren Zevon & Jorge Calderon)

Shadows are falling and I'm running out of breath
Keep me in your heart for awhile

If I leave you it doesn't mean I love you any less
Keep me in your heart for awhile

When you get up in the morning and you see that crazy sun
Keep me in your heart for awhile

There's a train leaving nightly called when all is said and done
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Sometimes when you're doing simple things
around the house
Maybe you'll think of me and smile

You know I'm tied to you like the buttons on
your blouse
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Hold me in your thoughts, take me to your dreams
Touch me as I fall into view
When the winter comes keep the fires lit
And I will be right next to you

Engine driver's headed north to Pleasant Stream
Keep me in your heart for awhile

These wheels keep turning but they're running out
of steam
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Keep me in your heart for awhile
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 03:23 PM
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35. Dunno about most beautiful. But given that he was dying at the time...
certainly among the saddest.

If we're talkin' saddest, I'd add "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda" by The Pogues

When I was a young man I carried my pack
And I lived the free life of a rover
From the Murrays green basin to the dusty outback
I waltzed my Matilda all over
Then in nineteen fifteen my country said Son
It's time to stop rambling 'cause there's work to be done
So they gave me a tin hat and they gave me a gun
And they sent me away to the war
And the band played Waltzing Matilda
As we sailed away from the quay
And amidst all the tears and the shouts and the cheers
We sailed off to Gallipoli

How well I remember that terrible day
How the blood stained the sand and the water
And how in that hell that they called Suvla Bay
We were butchered like lambs at the slaughter
Johnny Turk he was ready, he primed himself well
He chased us with bullets, he rained us with shells
And in five minutes flat he'd blown us all to hell
Nearly blew us right back to Australia
But the band played Waltzing Matilda
As we stopped to bury our slain
We buried ours and the Turks buried theirs
Then we started all over again

Now those that were left, well we tried to survive
In a mad world of blood, death and fire
And for ten weary weeks I kept myself alive
But around me the corpses piled higher
Then a big Turkish shell knocked me arse over tit
And when I woke up in my hospital bed
And saw what it had done, I wished I was dead
Never knew there were worse things than dying
For no more I'll go waltzing Matilda
All around the green bush far and near
For to hump tent and pegs, a man needs two legs
No more waltzing Matilda for me

So they collected the cripples, the wounded, the maimed
And they shipped us back home to Australia
The armless, the legless, the blind, the insane
Those proud wounded heroes of Suvla
And as our ship pulled into Circular Quay
I looked at the place where my legs used to be
And thank Christ there was nobody waiting for me
To grieve and to mourn and to pity
And the band played Waltzing Matilda
As they carried us down the gangway
But nobody cheered, they just stood and stared
Then turned all their faces away

And now every April I sit on my porch
And I watch the parade pass before me
And I watch my old comrades, how proudly they march
Reliving old dreams of past glory
And the old men march slowly, all bent, stiff and sore
The forgotten heroes from a forgotten war
And the young people ask, "What are they marching for?"
And I ask myself the same question
And the band plays Waltzing Matilda
And the old men answer to the call
But year after year their numbers get fewer
Some day no one will march there at all

Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda
Who'll come a waltzing Matilda with me
And their ghosts may be heard as you pass the Billabong
Who'll come-a-waltzing Matilda with me?
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 03:35 PM
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37. Oh, yes, that IS a tearjerker
I tear up every time I hear it.

I do think Keep Me In Your Heart is beautiful although it's sad.
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 02:11 PM
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31. Imagine
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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 02:28 PM
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33. All of My Love - Led Zeppelin
Edited on Mon Aug-28-06 02:28 PM by Iris
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 03:16 PM
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34. Star Dust (Nat Cole's version can melt your bones)
My Funny Valentine

Someone to Watch over Me

The Way You Look Tonight
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 03:34 PM
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36. two Joni Mitchell songs come to mind (I'm such a *girl*)
All I Want
by Joni Mitchell

I am on a lonely road and I am traveling
Traveling, traveling, traveling
Looking for something, what can it be
Oh I hate you some, I hate you some, I love you some
Oh I love you when I forget about me

I want to be strong I want to laugh along
I want to belong to the living
Alive, alive, I want to get up and jive
I want to wreck my stockings in some juke box dive
Do you want - do you want - do you want to dance with me baby
Do you want to take a chance
On maybe finding some sweet romance with me baby
Well, come on

All I really really want our love to do
Is to bring out the best in me and in you too
All I really really want our love to do
Is to bring out the best in me and in you
I want to talk to you, I want to shampoo you
I want to renew you again and again
Applause, applause - Life is our cause
When I think of your kisses my mind see-saws

Do you see - do you see - do you see how you hurt me baby
So I hurt you too
Then we both get so blue.

I am on a lonely road and I am traveling
Looking for the key to set me free
Oh the jealousy, the greed is the unraveling
It's the unraveling
And it undoes all the joy that could be
I want to have fun, I want to shine like the sun
I want to be the one that you want to see
I want to knit you a sweater
Want to write you a love letter
I want to make you feel better
I want to make you feel free
I want to make you feel free

===============================================

and I'm a sucker for this sappy one:

The Circle Game
by Joni Mitchell

Yesterday a child came out to wonder
Caught a dragonfly inside a jar
Fearful when the sky was full of thunder
And tearful at the falling of a star

Then the child moved ten times round the seasons
Skated over ten clear frozen streams
Words like when you're older must appease him
And promises of someday make his dreams

And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on the carousel of time
We can't return we can only look
Behind from where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game

Sixteen springs and sixteen summers gone now
Cartwheels turn to car wheels thru the town
And they tell him take your time it won't be long now
Till you drag your feet to slow the circles down

And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on the carousel of time
We can't return we can only look
Behind from where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game

So the years spin by and now the boy is twenty
Though his dreams have lost some grandeur coming true
There'll be new dreams maybe better dreams and plenty
Before the last revolving year is through

And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on the carousel of time
We can't return we can only look
Behind from where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 07:05 PM
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43. I love the Circle Game
but my vote goes to Urge For Going: :-)

awoke today and found the frost perched on the town
It hovered in a frozen sky, then it gobbled summer down
When the sun turns traitor cold
and all the trees are shivering in a naked row
I get the urge for going but I never seem to go

I get the urge for going
When the meadow grass is turning brown
Summertime is falling down and winter is closing in

I had me a man in summertime
He had summer-colored skin
And not another girl in town
My darling's heart could win
But when the leaves fell on the ground, and
Bully winds came around, pushed them face down in the snow
He got the urge for going
And I had to let him go

He got the urge for going
When the meadow grass was turning brown
Summertime was falling down and winter was closing in

Now the warriors of winter they gave a cold triumphant shout
And all that stays is dying, all that lives is getting out
See the geese in chevron flight flapping and a-racing on before the snow
They've got the urge for going, and they've got the wings so they can go

They get the urge for going
When the meadow grass is turning brown
Summertime is falling down and winter is closing in

I'll ply the fire with kindling now, I'll pull the blankets up to my chin
I'll lock the vagrant winter out and bolt my wandering in
I'd like to call back summertime and have her stay for just another month or so
But she's got the urge for going and I guess she'll have to go

She gets the urge for going when the meadow grass is turning brown
And all her empire's falling down
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 03:40 PM
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38. Being a big fan of stark beauty, I'd go with "It's Alright Ma"
by Bob Dylan. Specifically, check out the version from the 1964 Philharmonic Hall Show that's available on the Bootleg Series. Absolutely haunting. No other word describes it better.

"It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)"
Darkness at the break of noon
Shadows even the silver spoon
The handmade blade, the child's balloon
Eclipses both the sun and moon
To understand you know too soon
There is no sense in trying.

Pointed threats, they bluff with scorn
Suicide remarks are torn
From the fool's gold mouthpiece
The hollow horn plays wasted words
Proves to warn
That he not busy being born
Is busy dying.

Temptation's page flies out the door
You follow, find yourself at war
Watch waterfalls of pity roar
You feel to moan but unlike before
You discover
That you'd just be
One more person crying.

So don't fear if you hear
A foreign sound to your ear
It's alright, Ma, I'm only sighing.

As some warn victory, some downfall
Private reasons great or small
Can be seen in the eyes of those that call
To make all that should be killed to crawl
While others say don't hate nothing at all
Except hatred.

Disillusioned words like bullets bark
As human gods aim for their mark
Made everything from toy guns that spark
To flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark
It's easy to see without looking too far
That not much
Is really sacred.

While preachers preach of evil fates
Teachers teach that knowledge waits
Can lead to hundred-dollar plates
Goodness hides behind its gates
But even the president of the United States
Sometimes must have
To stand naked.

An' though the rules of the road have been lodged
It's only people's games that you got to dodge
And it's alright, Ma, I can make it.

Advertising signs that con you
Into thinking you're the one
That can do what's never been done
That can win what's never been won
Meantime life outside goes on
All around you.

You lose yourself, you reappear
You suddenly find you got nothing to fear
Alone you stand with nobody near
When a trembling distant voice, unclear
Startles your sleeping ears to hear
That somebody thinks
They really found you.

A question in your nerves is lit
Yet you know there is no answer fit to satisfy
Insure you not to quit
To keep it in your mind and not fergit
That it is not he or she or them or it
That you belong to.

Although the masters make the rules
For the wise men and the fools
I got nothing, Ma, to live up to.

For them that must obey authority
That they do not respect in any degree
Who despise their jobs, their destinies
Speak jealously of them that are free
Cultivate their flowers to be
Nothing more than something
They invest in.

While some on principles baptized
To strict party platform ties
Social clubs in drag disguise
Outsiders they can freely criticize
Tell nothing except who to idolize
And then say God bless him.

While one who sings with his tongue on fire
Gargles in the rat race choir
Bent out of shape from society's pliers
Cares not to come up any higher
But rather get you down in the hole
That he's in.

But I mean no harm nor put fault
On anyone that lives in a vault
But it's alright, Ma, if I can't please him.

Old lady judges watch people in pairs
Limited in sex, they dare
To push fake morals, insult and stare
While money doesn't talk, it swears
Obscenity, who really cares
Propaganda, all is phony.

While them that defend what they cannot see
With a killer's pride, security
It blows the minds most bitterly
For them that think death's honesty
Won't fall upon them naturally
Life sometimes
Must get lonely.

My eyes collide head-on with stuffed graveyards
False gods, I scuff
At pettiness which plays so rough
Walk upside-down inside handcuffs
Kick my legs to crash it off
Say okay, I have had enough
What else can you show me?

And if my thought-dreams could be seen
They'd probably put my head in a guillotine
But it's alright, Ma, it's life, and life only.
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 03:43 PM
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39. You should have addeed "Too drunk to fuck" by Dead Kennedys...
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CrushTheDLC Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 03:43 PM
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40. Red Barchetta
My uncle has a country place
That no one knows about
He says it used to be a farm
Before the Motor Law
And on Sundays I elude the eyes
And hop the Turbine Freight
To far outside the Wire
Where my white-haired uncle waits

Jump to the ground
As the Turbo slows to cross the borderline
Run like the wind
As excitement shivers up and down my spine
Down in his barn
My uncle preserved for me an old machine
For fifty odd years
To keep it as new has been his dearest dream

I strip away the old debris
That hides a shining car
A brilliant red Barchetta
From a better vanished time
I fire up the willing engine
Responding with a roar
Tires spitting gravel
I commit my weekly crime

Wind
In my hair
Shifting and drifting
Mechanical music
Adrenaline surge...

Well-weathered leather
Hot metal and oil
The scented country air
Sunlight on chrome
The blur of the landscape
Every nerve aware

Suddenly ahead of me
Across the mountainside
A gleaming alloy air car
Shoots towards me, two lanes wide
I spin around with shrieking tires
To run the deadly race
Go screaming through the valley
As another joins the chase

Drive like the wind
Straining the limits of machine and man
Laughing out loud with fear and hope
I've got a desperate plan
At the one-lane bridge
I leave the giants stranded at the riverside
Race back to the farm
To dream with my uncle at the fireside


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn5U71LWKmk
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khashka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 06:35 PM
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41. I'm gonna be too damn predictable
Tori Amos: Me And A Gun

If you are not familiar with it: Tori sings about being raped. (True story, folks.) About her fear, her desire to live (for some "trivial" things - food she loved she'll never taste again, places she wanted to see she will never see).

It's honest. And I wonder how much it cost her to write and sing it. Simply for that it's beautiful.


I've never gotten over what happened to me. I do pretty well, but, well, every so often it still fucks me up. So it means a lot. And she recorded it with no music... just her own voice.

Sorry, didn't want to bum you out :)

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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 06:37 PM
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42. Mad World
by Tears for Fears, but Michael Andrews/Jules version is better... :)
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 07:26 PM
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45. OTHER: The Way You Look Tonight
Some day, when Im awfully low,
When the world is cold,
I will feel a glow just thinking of you...
And the way you look tonight.

Yes youre lovely, with your smile so warm
And your cheeks so soft,
There is nothing for me but to love you,
And the way you look tonight.

With each word your tenderness grows,
Tearing my fear apart...
And that laugh that wrinkles your nose,
It touches my foolish heart.

Lovely ... never, ever change.
Keep that breathless charm.
Wont you please arrange it ?
cause I love you ... just the way you look tonight.

Mm, mm, mm, mm,
Just the way you look to-night.


I know at least two other Lounge Lizards that agree with me!
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tinfoil tiaras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 07:58 PM
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47. Halleluja or E-Bow The Letter...b/w those two...
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greendog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 08:24 PM
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48. Suzanne by Leonard Cohen


Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river

You can hear the boats go by

You can spend the night beside her

And you know that she's half crazy

But that's why you want to be there

And she feeds you tea and oranges

That come all the way from China

And just when you mean to tell her

That you have no love to give her

Then she gets you on her wavelength

And she lets the river answer

That you've always been her lover

And you want to travel with her

And you want to travel blind

And you know that she will trust you

For you've touched her perfect body with your mind.

And Jesus was a sailor

When he walked upon the water

And he spent a long time watching

From his lonely wooden tower

And when he knew for certain

Only drowning men could see him

He said "All men will be sailors then

Until the sea shall free them"

But he himself was broken

Long before the sky would open

Forsaken, almost human

He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone

And you want to travel with him

And you want to travel blind

And you think maybe you'll trust him

For he's touched your perfect body with his mind.



Now Suzanne takes your hand

And she leads you to the river

She is wearing rags and feathers

From Salvation Army counters

And the sun pours down like honey

On our lady of the harbour

And she shows you where to look

Among the garbage and the flowers

There are heroes in the seaweed

There are children in the morning

They are leaning out for love

And they will lean that way forever

While Suzanne holds the mirror

And you want to travel with her

And you want to travel blind

And you know that you can trust her

For she's touched your perfect body with her mind.




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1monster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 09:44 PM
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51. I've always loved that song...
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 08:47 PM
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49. In My Life by The Beatles OR Searching by INXS. I think.
"In My Life"
There are places I remember all my life,
Though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain.
All these places have their moments
Of lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I loved them all.

And with all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these mem'ries lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
And I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them.
In my life I loved you more.

And I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them.
In my life I loved you more
In my life I loved you more




"Searching"
I am searching
I am not alone
I am searching
Please, give me some

Have we lost direction
Washed our hands of blood
I'm in need of sensation
Is there more to this love

Saw a mother screaming
She had lost control
Of what she once believed in
And she was not alone

If you could face the pain
And I could do the same
It would be clear tomorrow
But will it start, but will it start again

I am searching
I am not alone
I am searching
Please, give me some

Saw a mother screaming
She had lost control
Of what she once believed in
And she was not alone

Have we lost direction
Washed our hands of blood
I'm in need of sensation
Is there more to this love

If you could face the pain
And I could do the same
It would be clear tomorrow
But will it start, but will it start again

I am searching
I am not alone
I am searching
Please, show me some

I am searching
I am not alone
I am searching
Please, show me some

Love


A few other really beautiful songs:
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd.
Old Man - Neil Young.
Fade Into You - Mazzy Star.
I'll Be Seeing You - Billie Holiday.
Yellow - Coldplay.

And a ton of others. :7
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1monster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 09:35 PM
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50. I'm Going to Go Back There Someday
Im Going to Go Back There Someday
(as sung by Gonzo)

This looks familiar, vaguely familiar,
Almost unreal, yet, it's too soon to feel yet.
Close to my soul, and yet so far away.
I'm going to go back there someday.

Sun rises, night falls, sometimes the sky calls.
Is that a song there, and do I belong there?
I've never been there, but I know the way.
I'm going to go back there someday.

Come and go with me, it's more fun to share,
We'll both be completely at home in midair.
We're flyin', not walkin', on featherless wings.
We can hold onto love like invisible strings.

There's not a word yet for old friends who've just met.
Part heaven, part space, or have I found my place?
You can just visit, but I plan to stay.
I'm going to go back there someday.
I'm going to go back there someday.
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hotforteacher Donating Member (296 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 09:57 PM
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52. A couple of Cure songs...
Edited on Mon Aug-28-06 10:14 PM by hotforteacher


hopelessly drift in the eyes of the ghost again
down on my knees and my hands in the air again
pushing my face in the memory of you again
but i never know if it's real never know how i
wanted to feel never quite said what i wanted
to say to you never quite managed the words to
explain to you never quite knew how to make
them beleivable and now the time has gone
another time undone hopelessly fighting the
devil futility feeling the moster climb deeper
inside of me feeling him gnawing my heart away
hungrily i'll never lose this pain never dream of
you again

or

homesick

hey hey! just one more and i'll walk away all
the everything you win turns to nothing today
and i forget when to move when my mouth is this
dry and my eyes are bursting hearts in a blood-
stained sky oh it was sweet it was wild and oh
how we...i trembled stuck in honey honey
cling to me so just one more just one more go
inspire in me the desire in me to never go home

oh just one more and i'll walk away all the
everything you win turns to nothing today so
just one more just one more go inspire in me
the desire in me to never go home
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