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#1 Post by Henrique Henriques » Fri Jul 16, 2004 8:04 am

(Topic Inspired By Summer_Sky’s Poem Idea)

I have 2 favorite Lyrics...at least up to now. Maybe next week my preferences will change. But for now…
Well they are
THE SILENT WITH by Steve Vai from The Ultra Zone album, and the other one is CRYING by Beyond Twilight from The Devil’s Hall of Fame album
Since everyone probably know by heart the lyrics for The Silent Within, I will post the lyrics for Crying.

CRYING
(music: Finn Zierler
words: Jörn Lande & Finn Zierler)

I’ve been riding a storm
Since the day our love was torn
It’s so hard to believe
There’s a wound that just won’t heal
In me

Is it lost in the dark?
Or am I still living in your heart?
Look deep into yourself
It’s only you and no one else
I need

You are my desire
Baby come and stop this fire

Cry
I just have to have you near me
That is why I sing this song
Crying
Don’t you know I am going crazy?
Without you by my side

There’s a breeze blowing in
Carry on my lonely wind
I’ve been drowning in my sorrow for long
Guess the power of love is too strong
Within Me
Is there something waiting

Cry
I just have to have you near me
That is why I sing this song
Crying
Don’t you know I am going crazy?
Without you by my side

Ask yourself
Do you know me?
Ask yourself now baby
Do you love me?

Cry
I just have to have you near me
That is why I sing this song
Crying
Don’t you know I’m going crazy?
Going Crazy

I can’t live without you girl

Ask yourself
Do you know me?
Ask yourself now baby
Do you love me?
Ask yourself baby
Do you love me anymore?

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#2 Post by Roy Boy » Fri Jul 16, 2004 8:13 am

Elliott Smith - I Better Be Quiet Now

wish you gave me a number
wish i could call you today,
just to hear a voice.
i got a long way to go
getting further away.

if i didn't know the difference,
living alone would probably be ok.
it wouldn't be lonely.
i got a long way to go
getting further away.

a lot of hours to occupy it was easy
when i didn't know you yet,
things i'd have to forget.

but i better be quiet now,
i'm tired of wasting my breath
carrying on, getting upset.

maybe i have a problem,
but thats not what i wanted to say.
i prefer to say nothing.
i got a long way to go
getting further away.

had a dream as an army man with an order
just to march in my place
but a dead enemy
screams in my face

but i better be quiet now,
i'm tired of wasting my breath
carrying on, not over it yet.

wish i knew what you were doing.
why you want to do it this way.
so i can't go the distance,
i got a long way to go,
i'm getting further away.
i got a long way to go
getting further away.

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#3 Post by The Prez » Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:29 am

Albuquerque
by Al Yankovic

Here are the actual song lyrics.

NOTE: Lyrics in Italics denote lyrics that were sung.

Lyrics:

Way back when I was just a little bitty boy living in a box under the stairs in the corner of the basement half a block down the street from Jerry's Bait shop
You know the place
well anyway, back then life was going swell and everything was just peachy

Except, of course, for the undeniable fact that every single morning
My mother would make me a big bowl of sauerkraut for breakfast

Awww - Big bowl of sauerkraut
Every single mornin
It wa driving me crazy

I said to my mom
I said "Hey, mom, what's with all the sauerkraut?"
And my dear, sweet mother
She just looked at my like a cow looks at an oncoming train
And she leaned right down next to me
And she said "IT'S GOOD FOR YOU"
And then she tied me to the wall and stuck a funnel in my mouth
And force fed me nothing but sauerkraut until I was twenty six and a half years old

That's when I swore that someday
Someday I would get outta that basement and travel to a magical, far away place
Where the sun is always shining and the air smells like warm root beer
And the towels are oh so fluffy
Where the shriners and the lepers play their ukuleles all day long
And anyone on the street will glady shave your back for a nickel

Wacka wacka doodoo yeah

Well, let me tell you, people, it wasn't long at all before my dream came true
Because the very next day, a local radio station had this contest
To see who could correctly guess the number of molecules in Leonard Nimoy's butt
I was off by three, but I still won the grand prize
That's right, a first class one-way ticket to

Albuquerque
Albuquerque

Oh yeah
You know, I'd never been on a real airplane before
And I gotta tell ya, it was really great
Except that I had to sit between two large Albanian women with excruciatingly severe body odor
And the little kid in back of me kept throwin' up the whole time
The flight attendants ran out of Dr. Pepper and salted peanuts
And the in-flight movie was Bio-Dome with Pauly Shore
And, oh yeah, three of the airplane engines burned out
And we went into a tailspin and crashed into a hillside
And the plane exploded in a giant fireball and everybody died
Except for me
You know why?

'Cause I had my tray table up
And my seat back in the full upright position
Had my tray table up
And my seat back in the full upright position
Had my tray table up
And my seat back in the full upright position

Ah ha ha ha
Ah ha ha
Ahhhh

So I crawled from the twisted, burnin' wreckage
I crawled on my hands and knees for three full days
Draggin' along my big leather suitcase and my garment bag
And my tenor saxophone and my twelve-pound bowling ball
And my lucky, lucky autographed glow-in-the-dark snorkel
But finally I arived at the world famous Albuquerque Holiday Inn
Where the towels are oh so fluffy
And you can eat your soup right out of the ashtrays if you wanna
It's OK, they're clean

Well, I checked into my room and I turned down the A/C
And I turned on the SpectraVision
And I'm just about to eat that little chocolate mint on my pillow
That I love so very, very much when suddenly, there's a knock on the door

Well now, who could that be?
I say "Who is it?"
No answer
"Who is it?"
There's no answer
"WHO IS IT?"
They're not sayin' anything

So, finally I go over and I open the door and just as I suspected
It's some big fat hermaphrodite with a Flock-Of-Seagulls haircut and only one nostril
Oh man, I hate it when I'm right
So anyway, he bursts into my room and he grabs my lucky snorkel
And I'm like "Hey, you can't have that"
"That snorkel's been just like a snorkel to me"
And he's like "Tough"
And I'm like "Give it"
And he's like "Make me"
And I'm like "'Kay"
So I grabbed his leg and he grabbed my esophagus
And I bit off his ear and he chewed off my eyebrows
And I took out his appendix and he gave me a colonic irrigation
Yes indeed, you better believe it
And somehow in the middle of it all, the phone got knocked off the hook
And twenty seconds later, I heard a farmiliar voice
And you know what it said?
I'll tell you what it said

It said
"If you'd like to make a call, please hang up and try again"
"If you need help, hang up and then dial your operator"
"If you'd like to make a call, please hang up and try again"
"If you need help, hang up and then dial your operator"

In Albuquerque
Albuquerque

Well, to cut a long story short, he got away with my snorkel
But I made a a solemn vow right then and there that I would not rest
I would not sleep for an instant until the one-nostrilled man was brought to justice
But first, I decided to buy some donuts

So I got in my car and I drove over to the donut shop
And I walked on up to the guy behind the counter
And he says "Yeah, what do ya want?"
I said "You got any glazed donuts?"
He said "No, we're outta glazed donuts"
I said "Well, you got any jelly donuts?"
He said "No, we're outta jelly donuts"
I said "You got any Bavarian cream-filled donuts?"
He said "No, we're outta Bavarian cream-filled donuts"
I said "You got any cinnamon rolls?"
He said "No, we're outta cinnamon rolls"
I said "You got any apple fritters?"
He said "No, we're outta apple fritters"
I said "You got any bear claws?"
He said "Wait a minute, I'll go check"
"No, we're outta bear claws"
I said "Well, in that case - in that case, what do you have?"
He says "All I got right now is this box of one dozen starving, crazed weasels"
I said "OK, I'll take that"

So he hands me the box and I open up the lid and the weasels jump out
And they immediately latch onto my face and start bitin' me all over
(rabid gnawing sounds)
Oh man, they were just going nuts
They were tearin' me apart
You know, I think it was just about that time that a little ditty started goin' through my head"
I believe it went a little something like this . . .

Doh
Get 'em off me
Get 'em off me
Oh
No, get 'em off, get 'em off
Oh, oh God, oh God
Oh, get 'em off me
Oh, oh God
Ah, (more screaming)

I ran out into the street with these flesh-eating weasels all over my face
Wavin' my arms all around and just runnin', runnin', runnin'
Like a constipated weiner dog
And as luck wouls have it, that's exactly when I ran into the girl of my dreams
Her name was Zelda
She was a caligraphy enthusiast with a slight overbite and hair the color of strained peaches
I'll never forget the first thing she said to me.
She said "Hey, you've got weasels on your face"

That's when I knew it was true love
We were inseperable after that
Aw, we ate together, we bathed together
We even shared the same piece of mint-flavored dental floss
The world was our burrito
So we got married and we bought us a house
And had two beautiful children - Nathaniel and Superfly
Oh, we were so very very very happy, aw yeah

But then one fateful night, Zelda said to me
She said "Sweetie pumpkin? Do you wanna join the Columbia Record Club?"
I said "Woah, hold on now, baby"
"I'm just not ready for that kinda commitment"
So we broke up and I never saw her again
But that's just the way things go

In Albuquerque
Albuquerque

Anyway, things really started lookin' upi for me
Because about a week later, I finally achieved my lifelong dream
That's right, I got me a part-time job at The Sizzler
I even made employee of the month after I put that grease fire out with my face
Aw yeah, everybody was pretty jealous of me after that
I was gettin' a lot of attitude

OK, like one time, I was out in the parking lot
Tryin' to remove my excess earwax with a golf pencil
When I see this guy Marty tryin' to carry a big ol' sofa up the stairs all by himself
So I, I say to him, I say "Hey, you want me to help you with that?"
And Marty, he just rolls his eyes and goes
"No, I want you to cut off my arms and legs with a chainsaw"

So I did

And then he gets all indignant on me
He's like "Hey man, I was just being sarcastic"
Well, that's just great
How was I supposed to know that?
I'm not a mind reader for cryin' out loud
Besides, now he's got a really cute nickname - Torso-Boy
So what's he complaining about?

Say, that reminds me of another amusing anecdote
This guy comes up to me on the street and says he hasn't had a bite in three days
Well, I knew what he meant
But just to be funny, I took a big bite out of his jugular vein
And he's yellin' and screamin' and bleeding all over
And I'm like "Hey, come on, don'tcha get it?"
But he just keeps rolling around on the sidewalk, bleeding, and screaming
(screaming sounds)
You know, just completely missing the irony of the whole situation
Man, some people just can't take a joke, you know?

Anyway, um, um, where was I?
Kinda lost my train of thought

Uh, well, uh, OK
Anyway I, I know it's kinda been a roundabout way of saying it
But I guess the whole point I'm tryin' to make here is

I hate sauerkraut

That's all I'm really tryin' to say
And, by the way, if one day you happen to wake up
And find yourself in an existential quandry
Full of loathing and self-doubt
And wracked with the pain and isolation of your pitiful meaningless existence
At least you can take a small bit of comfort in knowing that
Somewhere out there in this crazy mixed-up universe of ours
There's still a little place called

Albuquerque
Albuquerque
Albuquerque, Albuquerque
Albuquerque, Albuquerque
Albuquerque, Albuquerque
Albuquerque, Albuquerque

I said "A" (A)
"L" (L)
"B" (B)
"U" (U)
"querque" (querque)

Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque
Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque
Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque
Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque

Albuquerque

(belch)

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#4 Post by summer_sky » Fri Jul 16, 2004 1:04 pm

wow, my attempt at lyric writing inspired you to post a lyrics topic, GTdork? it's real nice to be an inspiration... thanks :)

hmmmm, it's soooooooo difficult to make a choice on what to post, there are so many wonderful lyrics, but i will go with the lyrics to 'Twilight' by Vanessa Carlton taken from her debut album 'Be Not Nobody'

btw, the lyrics both you and Roy have posted are beautiful and very moving.


Twilight

"I was stained with a role in a day not my own
But as you walked into my life you showed what needed to be shown
And I always knew what was right I just didn't know that I might
Peel away and choose to see with such a different sight

And I will never see the sky the same way and
I will learn to say good-bye to yesterday and
I will never cease to fly if held down and
I will always reach too high cause I've seen, cause I've seen, twilight

Never cared, never wanted
Never sought to see what flaunted
So on purpose, so in my face
Couldn't see beyond my own place
And it was so easy not to behold what I could hold
But you taught me I could change
Whatever came within these shallow days

As the sun shines through it pushes away and pushes ahead
It fills the warmth of blue and leaves a chill instead and
I didn't know that I could be so blind to all that is so real
But as illusion dies I see there is so much to be revealed

And I will never see the sky the same way and
I will learn to say good-bye to yesterday and
I will never cease to fly if held down and
I will always reach too high cause I've seen, cause I've seen, twilight

I was stained by a role in a day not my own
But as you walked into my life you showed what needed to be shown
And I always knew what was right
I just didn't know that I might
Peel away and choose to see with such a different sight

And I will never see the sky the same way and
I will learn to say good-bye to yesterday and
I will never cease to fly if held down and
I will always reach too high cause I've seen, cause I've seen, twilight..."

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#5 Post by Henrique Henriques » Fri Jul 16, 2004 1:56 pm

summer_sky wrote:
...btw, the lyrics both you and Roy have posted are beautiful and very moving...

If you liked the Lyrics, you should really listen the whole song(with the band and all...) :wink:

and thanx for the inspiration..

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#6 Post by Roy Boy » Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:14 pm

summer_sky wrote: btw, the lyrics both you and Roy have posted are beautiful and very moving.
I've been giving props to Elliott Smith as much as I can around the place, he's my fave artist at the moment. Just with the 'relate to' factor.

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#7 Post by Roy Boy » Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:15 pm

Gtdork wrote: CRYING
(music: Finn Zierler
words: Jörn Lande & Finn Zierler)
Know of anywhere you can have a listen to the song?

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#8 Post by johnz » Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:38 pm

Happiest Days of Our Lives-Pink Floyd

Well, when we grew up and went to school,
There were certain teachers,
Who would hurt the children in any way they could,
By pouring their derision,
Upon anything we did,
Exposing every weakness,
However carefully hidden by the kids.

But in (but in) the town it was well known,
When they got home at night,
Their fat and psychopathic wives would thrash them,
Within inches of their lives.
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#9 Post by Roy Boy » Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:41 pm

Ahh yes, good old PF, never wrote a dud song :)

Although bike is kinda odd!

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#10 Post by The Prez » Sat Jul 17, 2004 5:10 am

Fifty-Fifty Frank Zappa

Well, my dandruff is loose
An' my breath is chartreuse
I know I ain't cute
An' my voice is ka-poot

But that's awright people
I'm just crazy enough to sing to you
Any old way

I figure the odds be fifty-fifty
I just might have some thing to say

Ain't gonna sing you no love song
How my heart is all sore
Will not beg your indulgence
'Cause you heard it before

An' that's awright people
I'm just crazy enough to sing to you
Any old way

I figure the odds be fifty-fifty
I just might have some thing to say
Ants in my pants!

I have taken your time
I have sung you my song
Ain't no great revelation
But it wasn't too long

An' that's awright people
I'm just crazy enough to sing to you
Any old way, ha ha!

I figure the odds be fifty-fifty
I just might have some thing to say

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#11 Post by summer_sky » Sun Jul 18, 2004 11:19 am

My Father's Eyes

Sailing down behind the sun
Waiting for my prince to come
Praying for the healing rain
To restore my soul again
Just a toerag on the run
How did I get here?
What have I done?
When will all my hopes arise?
How will I know him?

When I look in my father's eyes
My father's eyes
When I look in my father's eyes
My father's eyes

Then the light begins to shine
And I hear those ancient lullabies
And as I watch this seedling grow
Feel my heart start to overflow
Where do I find the words to say?
How do I teach him?
What do we play?
Bit by bit, I've realized
That's when I need them

That's when I need my father's eyes
My father's eyes
That's when I need my father's eyes
My father's eyes

Then the jagged edge appears
Through the distant clouds of tears
I'm like a bridge that was washed away
My foundations were made of clay
As my soul slides down to die
How could I lose him?
What did I try?
Bit by bit, I've realized
That he was here with me

I looked into my father's eyes
My father's eyes
I looked into my father's eyes
My father's eyes
My father's eyes
My father's eyes
I looked into my father's eyes
My father's eyes


Eric Clapton

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#12 Post by summer_sky » Sun Jul 18, 2004 2:13 pm

Roy Boy wrote:
I've been giving props to Elliott Smith as much as I can around the place, he's my fave artist at the moment. Just with the 'relate to' factor.

hey, Roy, just want to let you know that i found Elliott Smith's 'XO' album in my music cabinet! silly me, i forgot i had it! *really need to re-alphabetise my CD collection*

i'm listening to it now, and it is beautiful :)

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#13 Post by tim_knox » Sun Jul 18, 2004 6:17 pm

Pink Floyd-Dogs

You gotta be crazy, you gotta have a real need.
You gotta sleep on your toes, and when you're on the street,
You gotta be able to pick out the easy meat with your eyes closed.
And then moving in silently, down wind and out of sight,
You gotta strike when the moment is right without thinking.

And after a while, you can work on points for style.
Like the club tie, and the firm handshake,
A certain look in the eye and an easy smile.
You have to be trusted by the people that you lie to,
So that when they turn their backs on you,
You'll get the chance to put the knife in.

You gotta keep one eye looking over your shoulder.
You know it's going to get harder, and harder, and harder as you
get older.
And in the end you'll pack up and fly down south,
Hide your head in the sand,
Just another sad old man,
All alone and dying of cancer.

And when you loose control, you'll reap the harvest you have sown.
And as the fear grows, the bad blood slows and turns to stone.
And it's too late to lose the weight you used to need to throw
around.
So have a good drown, as you go down, all alone,
Dragged down by the stone.

I gotta admit that I'm a little bit confused.
Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used.
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise.
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this
maze?

Deaf, dumb, and blind, you just keep on pretending
That everyone's expendable and no-one has a real friend.
And it seems to you the thing to do would be to isolate the winner
And everything's done under the sun,
And you believe at heart, everyone's a killer.

Who was born in a house full of pain.
Who was trained not to spit in the fan.
Who was told what to do by the man.
Who was broken by trained personnel.
Who was fitted with collar and chain.
Who was given a pat on the back.
Who was breaking away from the pack.
Who was only a stranger at home.
Who was ground down in the end.
Who was found dead on the phone.
Who was dragged down by the stone.

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#14 Post by Roy Boy » Sun Jul 18, 2004 8:42 pm

summer_sky wrote:
Roy Boy wrote:
I've been giving props to Elliott Smith as much as I can around the place, he's my fave artist at the moment. Just with the 'relate to' factor.

hey, Roy, just want to let you know that i found Elliott Smith's 'XO' album in my music cabinet! silly me, i forgot i had it! *really need to re-alphabetise my CD collection*

i'm listening to it now, and it is beautiful :)
Awesome bud, that's one of my faves! *props go to summer* :wink:

---

Listening to 'Because' atm. I think its off American Beauty soundtrack? GREAT harmony :D

Because the world is round
It turns me on
Because the world is round

Ah, because the wind is high
It blows my mind
Because the wind is high

Ah, love is old, love is new
Love is all, love is you

Because the sky is blue
It makes me cry
Because the sky is blue

---

Yes, that's all the lyrics! Not like that Al Yankovic song up /\ there, man, has the paperback version of those lyrics come out yet? :P :wink:

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#15 Post by ultrazone_seeker » Sun Jul 18, 2004 9:31 pm

taking my current mood into consideration (halfway between self pity and self loathing), i'd probably have to say "poor twisted me" my Metallica. maybe later i'll put up something happier, but for now content yourself with this.

Oh poor twisted me, oh poor twisted me.
I feast on sympathy,
I chew, I suffer, I chew on agony.
Swallow whole the pain,
Oh it's too good to be
That all this misery is just for oh poor twisted me.

Poor mistreated me, poor mistreated me.
I drown without a sea,
Lung fills with sorrow, lungs fill with misery.
Inhaling the deep dark blue.
Oh woe is me,
Such a burden to be the poor mistreated me.

To finally reach the shore,
Survive the storm,
Now you're bare and cold.
The sea was warm,
So warm, you bathe your soul again.

Good to feel my friend.
Oh woe is me,
Such a burden to be oh poor twisted me.

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