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PartyMarty23

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #75 on: March 18, 2012, 12:46:49 PM »
And if God will send his angels, would everything be alright?

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #76 on: April 29, 2012, 06:07:18 AM »
Another norwegian lyric with bad translation;

Its hard to distinguish right from wrong,
Ive made so many mistakes, Im told
and If i could live my life again,
I would make the same mistakes again.
one by one

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #77 on: April 29, 2012, 07:34:04 AM »
From Westwood to Hollywood
The one thing that's understood
Is that you can't buy time
But you can sell your soul
And the closest thing to heaven is to rock and roll



And these ones amuse me:

I've consulted all the sages
I could find in Yellow Pages
But there aren't many of them
And the Mayan panoramas
On my pyramid pyjamas
Haven't helped my little problem

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #78 on: April 29, 2012, 06:54:47 PM »
I already said this one in my previous lengthy post, but...

"Under the surface trying to break through
Deciphering the codes in you
I need a compass, draw me a map
I'm on the top, I can't get back."


And-
"You're part of the human race
All of the stars in the outer space
Part of a system... plan."

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #79 on: April 29, 2012, 06:57:25 PM »
Also:

"So I watch you wash your hair
Underwater, unaware
And the plane flies through the air
Did you think you didn't have to choose it
That I alone could win or lose it
In all the places we were hiding love
What was it we were thinking of?"


In the same song, these lyrics:

"Down by the railway siding
In our secret world, we were colliding."


And in a different song
"You lie there with your eyes half-closed
Like there's no one there at all
There's a tension pulling on your face
Come on, come talk to me."

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #80 on: April 29, 2012, 07:07:38 PM »
Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name

(about a convict being sent to the gallows)

I'm waiting in my cold cell when the bell begins to chime
 Reflecting on my past life and it doesn't have much time
 'Cause at 5 o'clock they take me to the Gallows Pole
 The sands of time for me are running low
 
When the priest comes to read me the last rites
 I take a look through the bars at the last sights
 Of a world that has gone very wrong for me
 
Can it be that there's some sort of an error
 Hard to stop the surmounting terror
 Is it really the end not some crazy dream?
 
Somebody please tell me that I'm dreaming
 It's not easy to stop from screaming
 But words escape me when I try to speak
 Tears they flow but why am I crying?
 After all I am not afraid of dying
 Don't I believe that there never is an end?
 
As the guards march me out to the courtyard
 Someone calls from a cell "God be with you"
 If there's a God then why has he let me die?
 
As I walk all my life drifts before me
 And though the end is near I'm not sorry
 Catch my soul 'cause it's willing to fly away
 
Mark my words believe my soul lives on
 Don't worry now that I have gone
 I've gone beyond to seek the truth
 
When you know that your time is close at hand
 Maybe then you'll begin to understand
 Life down there is just a strange illusion
 
Yeah, yeah, yeah,
 Hallowed be Thy name
 Yeah, yeah, yeah,
 Hallowed be Thy name
 

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #81 on: April 29, 2012, 07:12:35 PM »
Iron Maiden - Aces High

(about World War 2 British RAF pilots in the Battle of Britian)

There goes the siren that warns off the air raid
 Then comes the sound of the guns sending flak
 Out for the scramble we've got to get airborne
 Got to get up for the coming attack.
 
Jump in the cockpit and start up the engines
 Remove all the wheel blocks
 there's no time to waste
 Gathering speed as we head down the runway
 Gotta get airborne before it's too late
 
Running, scrambling, flying
 Rolling, turning, diving, going in again
 Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die
 Run, live to fly, fly to live, Aces high
 
Move in to fire at the mainstream of bombers
 Let off a sharp burst and then turn away
 Roll over, spin round and come in behind them
 Move to their blindsides and firing again
 
Bandits at 8 o'clock move in behind us
 Ten ME-109's out of the sun
 Ascending and turning out spitfires to face them
 Heading straight for them I press my guns.
 
Rolling, turning, diving
 Rolling, turning, diving, goin' again
 Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die
 Run, live to fly, fly to live, Aces high.
 

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #82 on: April 30, 2012, 03:55:58 PM »
"If we're stuck on this ship and its sinking, we may as well have a parade"

and

"maturity's a wrapped up package deal so it seems, And ditching teenage fantasy means ditching all your dreams, All your friends and peers and family solemnly tell you you will, Have to grow up be an adult yeah be bored and unfulfilled, Oh when no ones yet explained to me exactly what's so great, About slaving 50 years away on something that you hate, Look I'm meekly shuffling down the path of mediocrity, Well if that's your road then take it but it's not the road for me"

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #83 on: May 04, 2012, 08:15:34 AM »
There is a town in north Ontario,
With dream comfort memory to spare,
And in my mind
I still need a place to go,
All my changes were there.

Blue, blue windows behind the stars,
Yellow moon on the rise,
Big birds flying across the sky,
Throwing shadows on our eyes.
Leave us

Helpless, helpless, helpless
Baby can you hear me now?
The chains are locked
and tied across the door,
Baby, sing with me somehow.

Blue, blue windows behind the stars,
Yellow moon on the rise,
Big birds flying across the sky,
Throwing shadows on our eyes.
Leave us

Helpless, helpless, helpless.

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #84 on: May 04, 2012, 08:24:06 AM »
Should you be scared
When I say sometimes I'd want you dead
So no one else can have you when it ends

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #85 on: May 04, 2012, 08:25:50 AM »
Look out, Mama,
there's a white boat
comin' up the river
With a big red beacon,
and a flag,
and a man on the rail
I think you'd better call John,
'Cause it don't
look like they're here
to deliver the mail
And it's less than a mile away
I hope they didn't come to stay
It's got numbers on the side
and a gun
And it's makin' big waves.

Daddy's gone,
my brother's out hunting
in the mountains
Big John's been drinking
since the river took Emmy-Lou
So the powers that be
left me here
to do the thinkin'
And I just turned twenty-two
I was wonderin' what to do
And the closer they got,
The more those feelings grew.

Daddy's rifle in my hand
felt reassurin'
He told me,
Red means run, son,
numbers add up to nothin'
But when the first shot
hit the docks I saw it comin'
Raised my rifle to my eye
Never stopped to wonder why.
Then I saw black,
And my face splashed in the sky.

Shelter me from the powder
and the finger
Cover me with the thought
that pulled the trigger
Think of me
as one you'd never figured
Would fade away so young
With so much left undone
Remember me to my love,
I know I'll miss her.

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #86 on: May 04, 2012, 12:10:08 PM »
Six foot six he stood on the ground, he weighed 235 pounds
But I saw that giant of a man brought down to his knees by love

He was the kind of a man that would gamble on luck
Look you in the eye and never back up
But I saw him crying like a little whipped pup because of love

You can't see it with your eyes, hold it in your hands
But like the wind it covers our land,
Strong enough to rule the heart of every man, this thing called love

It can lift you up, never let you down
Take your world and turn it all around
Ever since time nothing's ever been found that’s stronger than love

Most men are like me they struggle and doubt
They trouble their minds day in and day out
Too busy with livin' to worry about a little word like love

But when I see a mother's tenderness
As she holds her young close to her breast
Then I thank God that the world's
Been blessed with a thing called love

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #87 on: May 04, 2012, 06:32:43 PM »
I had this dream where I relished the fray
And the screaming filled my head all day
It was as though I'd been spit here
Settled in, into the pocket
Of a lighthouse on some rocky socket
Off the coast of France, dear
One afternoon four thousand men died in the water here
And five hundred more were thrashing madly
As parasites might in your blood
Now I was in a lifeboat designed for ten and ten only
Anything that systematic would get you hated
It's not a deal nor a test nor a love of something fated
The selection was quick, the crew was picked in order
And those left in the water
Got kicked off our pant leg
And we headed for home
Then the dream ends when the phone rings
"You doing all right?"
He said, "It's out there most days and nights
But only a fool would complain"
Anyway, Susan, if you like
Our conversation is as faint a sound in my memory
As those fingernails scratching on my hull

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #88 on: May 04, 2012, 08:31:51 PM »
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I had this dream where I relished the fray
And the screaming filled my head all day
It was as though I'd been spit here
Settled in, into the pocket
Of a lighthouse on some rocky socket
Off the coast of France, dear
One afternoon four thousand men died in the water here
And five hundred more were thrashing madly
As parasites might in your blood
Now I was in a lifeboat designed for ten and ten only
Anything that systematic would get you hated
It's not a deal nor a test nor a love of something fated
The selection was quick, the crew was picked in order
And those left in the water
Got kicked off our pant leg
And we headed for home
Then the dream ends when the phone rings
"You doing all right?"
He said, "It's out there most days and nights
But only a fool would complain"
Anyway, Susan, if you like
Our conversation is as faint a sound in my memory
As those fingernails scratching on my hull

right up there with Wheat Kings and Ahead by a Century as my favorite Hip song

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #89 on: May 05, 2012, 07:00:02 PM »
They love you when you're on all the covers
When you're not then they love another