Lyrics that appeal to you today... 2006-2019

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We’ve had to move the existing “Lyrics that appeal to you today” thread to the Words Archive.

This is due to a new policy where threads with over 500 replies have to be archived, in order to reduce strain on the Bluelight server.

So please post lyrics in this thread from now on. :)

I’ll kick things off. I’d say these are probably my favourite lyrics:

Leonard Cohen: Suzanne

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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tool is my favorite band.

this is from parabol//parabola

...In this holy reality, in this holy experience. Choosing to be
here in

This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am
not alone in
This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal
All this pain is an illusion.

Twirling round with this familiar parable.
Spinning, weaving round each new experience.
Recognize this as a holy gift and celebrate this chance to be
alive and breathing.

This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality.
Embrace this moment. Remember. we are eternal.
all this pain is an illusion.
EDIT:

wordy! cohen is one of my heroes... hes done MUCH better stuff than that!! come on!
 

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My name is MCA.
I got nothin' to prove.
Pay attention.
My intention is to bust a move.--The B-Boys.
 

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And even though we know we both fly, we give each other space and not the Evil Eye.--A Tribe Called Quest.
 

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wesmdow said:
wordy! cohen is one of my heroes... hes done MUCH better stuff than that!! come on!
lol... he's done plenty of great stuff. I don't see how you can deny the quality of Suzanne though.

Personally I think Tool are tools (although I can appreciate the lyrics you posted). It's just a matter of personal taste, isn't it? Or is it? Only you can decide! ;)
 

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Anger! He smiles, towering in, shiny metallic purple armour. Queen Jealousy, envy waits behind him. Her fiery green gown sneers at the grassy ground. Blue are the life giving waters, taken for granted. They quitely understand, that a once happy turquoise army lay opposite ready...but wonder why the fight is on!?
 

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tapes 'n tapes - omaha

I'm mid t'nt love affair at the moment. This is a great song (but probably a lot more poignant when you actually hear the music too!)

Omaha, Omaha
Where you been?
When we meet we can talk awhile
I can sleep in your dreams
The night alone I've been waiting

Omaha, Omaha
The saddled streets, the burro beats down my door
When you say it's no love affair
I will know and when we go
I'll be the only thing who cares

I've been waiting awhile
I've been waiting awhile
I've been waiting awhile
I've been waiting awhile

Here I come, Omaha
Hiding out
I got hot head, hot eyes, hot ticks, hot mouth
Each howl, I get bigger
I can't stay, I can for the night, for the night
For the weekend and the night
I've been aiding my fall
Aiding my fall, aiding my fall
I'll be long gone

You shouldn't wake me awhile
You shouldn't wake me awhile
You shouldn't wake me awhile
You shouldn't wake me awhile
 

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We'v got cymbals, 'cuz we've got a band.
And we've got symbols in the band.
What is a band without (s/c)ymb(o/a)ls?
(S/C)YMB(O/A)LS ARE GRAND.

We've got a saxophone, 'cuz we've got a band.
What is a band without saxophone?
Saxophone is GRAND.

(F/Ph)ish.

Editor's Note: A perpedicular/normal alpha is a gamma. It's a Greek thing.
 

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This one's kinda dark... but someone will enjoy it im sure.

"A chilling wargasm that feels like cyanide in her pussy
bleeds sunshine, rabid for flesh
and each raindrop plunges to its death
her throat is soft, her lips are red
her thighs are white, her heart is dead
Jezebel
red rope burns around her wrists
her blood is cold...like a serpents kiss
do you love your whore?
i like to hear you beg
shes crouched down in the corner with her hands between her legs
Jezebel
broken glass and dirty needles, soul erosion
truth electric god
our superman found dead in a telephone booth
shards of teeth, ice-pick abortions
orgasmic death, so warm
let's die screamin, black goat semen
i can't hear you whisper "conform"
hearts will stop and brain cells pop
apocalyptic sunshine high
she screams bloody murder
as they chop off her fingers
so this is how it feels to die...but it's OK
she was screaming about conspiracy
she was talking about takin sides
i was masterbating just contemplating
a cold love suicide"

The band is Acid Bath... his voice is amazing...someone check it out
 

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Damien Rice - Older Chests

Older chests reveal themselves
Like a crack in a wall
Starting small, and grow in time
And we always seem to need the help
Of someone else
To mend that shelf
Too many books
Read me your favourite line

Papa went to other lands
And he found someone who understands
The ticking, and the western man's need to cry
He came back the other day, you know
Some things in life may change
And some things
They stay the same

Like time, there's always time
On my mind
So pass me by, I'll be fine
Just give me time

Older gents sit on the fence
With their cap in hand
Looking grand
They watch their city change
Children scream, or so it seems,
Louder than before
Out of doors, and into stores with bigger names
Mama tried to wash their faces
But these kids they lost their graces
And daddy lost at the races too many times

She broke down the other day, yeah you know
Some things in life may change
But some things they stay the same

Like time, there's always time
On my mind
So pass me by, I'll be fine
Just give me time
Time, there's always time
On my mind
Pass me by, I'll be fine
Just give me time
 

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This is just a chorus of a song that stands out to me:

Why am I trying to live if i'm just living to fight
Why am I trying to see when there ain't nothin in sight
Why am I trying to give when the world gives me a drug
Why I dying to live if i'm just living to die
 

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Patti Smith - Birdland

His father died and left him a little farm in New England.
All the long black funeral cars left the scene
And the boy was just standing there alone
Looking at the shiny red tractor
Him and his daddy used to sit inside
And circle the blue fields and grease the night.
It was if someone had spread butter on all the fine points of the stars
'Cause when he looked up they started to slip.
Then he put his head in the crux of his arm
And he started to drift, drift to the belly of a ship,
Let the ship slide open, and he went inside of it
And saw his daddy 'hind the control board streamin' beads of light,
He saw his daddy 'hind the control board,
And he was very different tonight
'Cause he was not human, he was not human.

And then the little boy's face lit up with such naked joy
That the sun burned around his lids and his eyes were like two suns,
White lids, white opals, seeing everything just a little bit too clearly
And he looked around and there was no black ship in sight,
No black funeral cars, nothing except for him the raven
And fell on his knees and looked up and cried out,
“No, daddy, don't leave me here alone,
Take me up, daddy, to the belly of your ship,
Let the ship slide open and I'll go inside of it
Where you're not human, you are not human.”

But nobody heard the boy's cry of alarm.
Nobody there 'cept for the birds around the New England farm
And they gathered in all directions, like roses they scattered
And they were like compass grass coming together into the head of a shaman bouquet
Slit in his nose and all the others went shooting
And he saw the lights of traffic beckoning like the hands of Blake
Grabbing at his cheeks, taking out his neck,
All his limbs, everything was twisted and he said,
“I won't give up, won't give up, don't let me give up,
I won't give up, come here, let me go up fast,
Take me up quick, take me up, up to the belly of a ship
And the ship slides open and I go inside of it where I am not human.”

I am helium raven and this movie is mine,
So he cried out as he stretched the sky,
Pushing it all out like latex cartoon, am I all alone in this generation?
We'll just be dreaming of animation night and day
And won't let up, won't let up and I see them coming in,
Oh, I couldn't hear them before, but I hear 'em now,
It's a radar scope in all silver and all platinum lights
Moving in like black ships, they were moving in, streams of them,
And he put up his hands and he said, “It's me, it's me,
I'll give you my eyes, take me up, oh now please take me up,
I'm helium raven waitin' for you, please take me up,
Don't leave me here!”
The son, the sign, the cross,
Like the shape of a tortured woman, the true shape of a tortured woman,
The mother standing in the doorway letting her sons
No longer presidents but prophets
They're all dreaming they're gonna bear the prophet,
He's gonna run through the fields dreaming in animation
It's all gonna split his skull
It's gonna come out like a black bouquet shining
Like a fist that's gonna shoot them up
Like light, like Mohammed Boxer
Take them up up up up up up
Oh, let's go up, up, take me up, I'll go up,
I'm going up, I'm going up
Take me up, I'm going up, I'll go up there
Go up go up go up go up up up up up up up
Up, up to the belly of a ship.
Let the ship slide open and we'll go inside of it
Where we are not human, we're not human.

Well, there was sand, there were tiles,
The sun had melted the sand and it coagulated
Like a river of glass
When it hardened he looked at the surface
He saw his face
And where there were eyes were just two white opals, two white opals,
Where there were eyes there were just two white opals
And he looked up and the rays shot
And he saw raven comin' in
And he crawled on his back and he went up
Up up up up up up
Sha da do wop, da shaman do way, sha da do wop, da shaman do way,
Sha da do wop, da shaman do way, sha da do wop, da shaman do way,
Sha da do wop, da shaman do way,
We like birdland.
 

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Jim Croce - Lover's Cross

Guess that it was bound to happen
Was just a matter of time
But now I've come to my decision
And it's a-one of the painful kind
'Cause now it seems that you wanted a martyr
Just a regular guy wouldn't do
But baby I can't hang upon no lover's cross for you

Yes, I really got to hand it to you
'Cause girl you really tried
But for ev'ry time that we spent laughin'
There were two times that I cried
And you were tryin' to make me your martyr
And that's the one thing I just couldn't do
'Cause baby, I can't hang upon no lover's cross for you

'Cause tables are meant for turnin'
And people are bound to change
And bridges are meant for burnin'
When the people and mem'ries they join aren't the same

So I'll hope that you can find
Another who can take what I could not
He'll have to be a super guy
Or maybe a super god
'Cause I never was much of a martyr before
And I ain't 'bout to start nothin' new
And baby, I can't hang upon no lover's cross for you
 

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Pop Will Eat Itself - Lived In Splendour, Died In Chaos

Built to stay the place
Not lazy! Bleary eyed
A wide berth crazy
Taken easy
Lived the steazy lifestyle
On the jaws of a crocodile
Wired and fired up
To erode the '90s
Total overload excites me
Standing naked
Come to make it fall apart
For all the wild at heart
Party people
With hearty appetites
Start at Z cos we get up at night
Walk a tightwire
Breathing fire and thunder
Then we're dead and down under

Expressway to a higher heaven
A long ride up
A quick slide down
Expressway to a higher heaven
A slow slow fuck and
A slow slow suck

Psychedelic love flow freely
Hold in high esteem hold dearly
When you're near me
We'll positively gravitate
Just wait you'll see
Born to live and love
Not to push and shove
Here to give hope and rise above
All the bullshit and all the crap
'Cos we got it like that

Slow! Slow! Slow! Slow! Slow!
I got no questions
I got all answers
I give no reasons I got no time
I live in splendour
I'll die in chaos
I'd love to stay but I got no time
The real deal
Is a steal of quality
Sex and death and
Know no apologies
Free of ties and
Of all lies and disguise
I use a wise guy's eyes
When we've sown the seeds
Of passion we'll explode
In a most artistic fashion
First to explore
A kiss before dying
Now's the time for trying
The golden age of junk
Toys R Us
Drunken joys
In Bacchus we trust
God of wine and
Divine giver of ecstacy
Read: Sugar and strychnine
Surging forward
Urging persistence
To the pineapple
Of our existence
We satisfy and gratify
Our senses
Fraid we're made in the '60s
Born to live and love
Not to push and shove
Here to give hope and
Rise above
All the bullshit and all the crap
'Cos we got it like that
 

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Morrissey - Come back to Camden

There is something I wanted to tell you, It's so funny you'll kill yourself
laughing
But then I, I look around, And I remember that I am alone, Alone. For evermore

The tile yard all along the railings, Up a discoloured dark brown staircase
Here you'll find, despair and I, Calling to you with what's left of my heart, My
heart, For evermore

Drinking tea with the taste of the Thames, Sullenly on a chair on the pavement
Here you'll find, my thoughts and I, And here is the very last plea from my
heart
My heart. For evermore, Where taxi drivers never stop talking
Under slate grey Victorian sky, Here you will find, despair and I
And here I am every last inch of me is yours, Yours, For evermore

Your leg came to rest against mine, Then you lounged with knees up and apart
And me and my heart, we knew, We just knew, For evermore

Where taxi drivers never stop talking, Under slate grey Victorian sky
Here you'll find, my heart and I, And still we say come back, Come back to
Camden.

Erasure - Goodnight

Sleepless nights don't bother me at all
If dawn comes I won't worry
Something deep inside keeps me awake
I wish that you were here right beside me, woah

I recall when I was very young
And could not go to sleep
My father sang me songs to make me tired
But memories don't make it easier

So goodnight wherever you are sleeping
And I hope that if you dream you dream of me
So goodnight wherever you are sleeping
And I hope that if you dream you dream of me

Now I lie awake and it's no fun
Tossing and turning
I'd call you if it weren't so very late
But telephones don't bring you close to me, woah

I recall the times we stayed up late
Wide awake but still dreaming
There was nothing on this earth could make me tired
But memories don't make it easier

So goodnight wherever you are sleeping
And I hope that if you dream, if you dream, you dream of me
So goodnight wherever you are sleeping
And I hope that if you dream, if you dream, you dream of me
And I hope that if you dream you dream of me
 

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"You're too good for this world, but I hope you'll stay"

"Beautiful Freak" The Eels

(just an excerpt that stood out)
 

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Such a fun track which always reminds me of my friends. There's nothing complicated about this and that's why I like it.

spoon - the way we get by

[We get high in back seats of cars
We break into mobile homes
We go to sleep to shake appeal
Never wake up on our own

And that's the way we get by
Way we get by
And that’s the way we get by
Way we get by

We go out in stormy weather
We rarely practice discern
We make love to some weird sin
We seek out the taciturn

And that's the way we get by
Way we get by
And that’s the way we get by
Way we get by

We found a new kind of dance in a magazine
Tried it out it's like nothing you ever seen
You sweet talk like a cop and you know it
You bought a new bag of pot, said let's make a new start

And that's the way to my heart
The way to my heart

That's the way we get by
Way we get by

We get high in back seats of cars
We put faith in our concerns
Fall in love to down on the street
We believe in the sum of ourselves

I said that's the way we get by
 
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