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Meaningful Lyrics.

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by 111chase111, Jan 31, 2002.

  1. 111chase111

    111chase111 Contributing Member

    Oct 16, 2000
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    Behad quoted some Rush lyrics in the Favorite Drummers thread that described a part of his life. Does any one else here have lyrics they'd like to share that captured how they felt at a point in time?

    "Summers going fast
    Nights growing colder.
    Children growing up
    Old friends growing older

    Freeze this moment a little bit longer
    Make each impression a little bit stronger"

    -N. Peart

    ...from Time Stand Still by Rush still gets me. I'm 35 now and for the past 10 years or so those lyrics have made me stop and look around at the people in my life. Watching my friends get married, buy houses, have babies, etc... really makes me relate to those words!

    Sometimes we are so busy just existing that we forget to live a little and appreciate what's around us now.

    Sorry for being so sappy!

  2. Rocketman95

    Rocketman95 Hangout Boy

    Feb 15, 1999
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    God, there's so many from DMB, which is one of the reasons I love them so much.

    "Don't burn the day away"

    "Turns out, not where, but who you're with that really matters"

    "Celebrate we will, cause life is short but sweet for certain"

    "I will go in this way, but find my own way out"

    or my absolute favorite..."I did it" ;)

    Just to name a few.
  3. Pole

    Pole Houston Rockets--Tilman Fertitta's latest mess.

    Feb 15, 1999
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    Nobody on the road
    Nobody on the beach
    I feel it in the air
    The summer's out of reach
    Empty lake, empty streets
    The sun goes down alone
    I'm drivin' by your house
    Though I know you're not at home

    But I can see you
    Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
    You got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on, baby
    And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
    After the boys of summer have gone

    I never will forget those nights
    I wonder if it was a dream
    Remember how you made me crazy?
    Remember how I made you scream
    Now I don't understand what happened to our love
    But babe, I'm gonna get you back
    I'm gonna show you what I'm made of

    I can see you
    Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
    I see you walkin' real slow and you're smilin' at everyone
    I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
    After the boys of summer have gone

    Out on the road today, I saw a deadhead sticker on a Cadillac
    A little voice inside my head said, "Don't look back. You can never look back."
    I thought I knew what love was - what did I know?
    Those days are gone forever
    I should just let them go but-

    I can see you
    Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
    You got that top pulled down and that radio on, baby
    And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
    After the boys of summer have gone

    I can see you
    Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
    You got that hair slicked back and those Wayfarers on, baby
    I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
    After the boys of summer have gone
  4. A-Train

    A-Train Contributing Member

    Jan 1, 2000
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    I like big butts and I can not lie
    You other brothers can't deny
    That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waste
    And a round thing in your face
    You get sprung
    Wanna pull up front
    Cuz you notice that butt was stuffed
    Deep in the jeans she's wearing
    I'm hooked and I can't stop staring
    Oh, baby I wanna get with ya
    And take your picture
    My homeboys tried to warn me
    But with that butt you got
    Me so horney
    Ooh, all of that smooth skin
    You say you wanna get in my benz
    Well use me use me cuz you aint that average groupy

    I've seen them dancin'
    The hell with romancin'
    Sweat, sweat, got it goin like a turbo vette

    I'm tired of magazines
    Saying flat butts are the thing
    Take the average black man and him that
    She gotta pack much back

    Fellas (yeah) Fellas(yeah)
    Has your girlfriend got the butt (hell yeah)
    Well shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it, shake that healthy butt
    Baby got back

    (LA face with Oakland booty)

    I like'em round and big
    And when I'm throwin a gig
    I just can't help myself
    I'm actin like an animal
    Now here's my scandal

    I wanna get you home
    And UH!, double up UH! UH!
    I aint talkin bout playboy
    Cuz silicone parts were made for toys
    I wannem real thick and juicy
    So find that juicy double
    Mixalot's in trouble
    Beggin for a piece of that bubble
    So I'm lookin' at rock videos
    Watchin' these bimbos walkin like hoes
    You can have them bimbos
    I'll keep my women like Flo Jo
    A word to the thick soul sistas
    I wanna get with ya
    I won't cus or hit ya
    But I gotta be straight when I say I wanna (mmmm)
    Til the break of dawn
    I got it goin on
    Alot of pimps won't like this song
    Cuz them punks lie to hit it and quit it
    But I'd rather stay and play
    Cuz I'm long and I'm strong
    And I'm down to get the friction on

    So ladies (yeah), Ladies (yeah)
    If you wanna role in my Mercedes (yeah)
    Then turn around
    Stick it out
    Even white boys got to shout
    Baby got back

    (LA face with the Oakland booty)

    Yeah baby
    When it comes to females
    Cosmo and got nothin to do with my selection
    Only if she's 5'3"

    So your girlfriend throws a Honda
    Playin workout tapes by Fonda
    But Fonda and got motor in the back of her Honda
    My anaconda don't want none unless you've got buns hon
    You can do side bends or sit-ups, but please don't lose that butt
    Some brothers wanna play that hard role
    And tell you that the butt and gold
    So they toss it and leave it
    And I pull up quick to retrieve it
    So cosmo says you're fat
    Well I aint down with that
    Cuz your waste is small and your curves are kickin
    And I'm thinkin bout stickin
    To the beanpole dames in the magazines
    You aint it miss thing
    Give me a sista I can't resist her
    Red beans and rice didn't miss her
    Some knucklehead tried to dis
    Cuz his girls were on my list
    He had game but he chose to hit 'em
    And pulled up quick to get with 'em
    So ladies if the butt is round
    And you wanna triple X throw down
    Dial 1-900-mixalot and kick them nasty thoughts
    Baby got back
  5. 3Rings

    3Rings Contributing Member

    Apr 10, 1999
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    Bob Marley's "So much trouble in the world"

    So much trouble in the world now (repeat)
    Bless my eyes this morning
    JAH sun is on the rise once again
    The way earthly things are going
    Anything can happen

    You see men sailing on their ego trips
    Blast off on their spaceships
    Million miles from reality
    No care for you, no care for me
    So much trouble in the world now (repeat)
    All you've got to do is give a little
    Give a little, give a little
    One more time ye-a-h! ye-ah!

    So you think you have found the solution
    But it's just another illusion
    So before you check out your tide
    Don't leave another cornerstone standing there behind
    We have got to face the day, ooh we come what may
    We the street people talking, we the people struggling

    Now they are sitting on a time bomb
    Now I now the time has come
    What goes up must come down
    Goes around comes around
    So much trouble in the world
    So much trouble in the world
    So much trouble in the world
    There is so much trouble, there is so much trouble
    There is so much trouble
    There is so much trouble in the world
    There is so much trouble in the world
  6. Vengeance

    Vengeance Contributing Member

    Nov 29, 2000
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    DMB has lots of good lines in the lyrics:

    "Come and relax now
    Put your troubles down
    No need to bear the weight of your worries
    Yeah, let them all fall away."
    - Pantala Naga Pampa

    "Come in from the cold for a while . . .
    Everything will be alright . . .
    Come in from the noise for a time . . .
    Everything will be alright . . .
    For now . . .
    Goodbye . . .
    Friend . . .
    Goodbye . . ."
    - End of "Spoon" on BTCS

    "Could I have been anyone other than me?"
    - Dancing Nancies

    "I can't believe that we would
    Lie in our graves
    Wondering if we had
    Spent our living days well
    I can't believe that we would
    Lie in our graves
    Dreaming of things that we
    Might have been

    Would you not like to be
    I can't believe that you
    Would not like to be
    Would you not like to be
    Ok, ok, ok"
    - Lie in Our graves

    "Lean upon me,
    I'll lean upon you,
    We'll be okay

    Lie about it,
    Cry about it,
    Soon fade away"
    - #34 (it does have words, just not on the studio version)

    "Oh, colder grow the days
    Oh, much faster pass the years by
    'Til we die"
    - Help Myself

    I could go through and post more, but that'd probably get annoying to the non-DMB fans . . .
  7. red

    red Contributing Member

    Jun 16, 2001
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    thank you A-train for making me laugh again...

    Burn One Down
    (Ben Harper)

    Let us burn one
    from end to end
    and pass it over
    to me my friend
    burn it long, we'll burn it slow
    to light me up before I go

    if you don't like my fire
    then don't come around
    cause I'm gonna burn one down
    yes I'm gonna burn one down

    my choice is what I choose to do
    and if I'm causing no harm
    it shouldn't bother you
    your choice is who you choose to be
    and if your causin' no harm
    then you're alright with me

    if you don't like my fire
    then don't come around
    cause I'm gonna burn one down
    yes I'm gonna burn one down

    herb the gift from the earth
    and what's from the earth
    is of the greatest worth
    so before you knock it try it first
    you'll see it's a blessing
    and not a curse

    if you don't like my fire
    then don't come around
    cause I'm gonna burn one down
    yes I'm gonna burn one down
  8. Bigman

    Bigman Member

    Jun 25, 2001
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    "Hey, hey, we want some ............."

    Luther Campbell
  9. BobFinn*

    BobFinn* Contributing Member

    Feb 10, 2000
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    I'm Only Sleeping (Lennon/McCartney)

    When I wake up early in the morning

    Lift my head, I'm still yawning
    When I'm in the middle of a dream
    Stay in bed, float up stream (float up stream)

    Please, don't wake me, no, don't shake me
    Leave me where I am - I'm only sleeping

    Everybody seems to think I'm lazy
    I don't mind, I think they're crazy
    Running everywhere at such a speed
    Till they find there's no need (there's no need)

    Please, don't spoil my day, I'm miles away
    And after all I'm only sleeping

    Keeping an eye on the world going by my window
    Taking my time

    Lying there and staring at the ceiling
    Waiting for a sleepy feeling...

    Please, don't spoil my day, I'm miles away
    And after all I'm only sleeping

    Keeping an eye on the world going by my window
    Taking my time

    When I wake up early in the morning
    Lift my head, I'm still yawning
    When I'm in the middle of a dream
    Stay in bed, float up stream (float up stream)

    Please, don't wake me, no, don't shake me
    Leave me where I am - I'm only sleeping
  10. mr_oily

    mr_oily Member

    Dec 22, 2000
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    "Dreams have never made my bed"

    Chris Cornell, SoundGarbage
  11. Behad

    Behad Contributing Member

    Feb 20, 1999
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    I posted this 2805 posts ago (#1000):

    I may get around...I may laugh alot...
    Now you'd think that I'd be happy with the life I got
    Nobody knows...nobody sees
    Ain't nobody really knows the inner side o'me...

    I may seem secure...I could have it made...
    You might think you see a lucky man who made the grade
    Nobody knows what dreams I see
    Ain't nobody really sure just who they wanna be...

    But everybody has a place and time...
    A chance to live...a need to find
    We all got somethin' that we care about
    I propose you find it out...

    It's not in a book...or a magazine...
    Or the stars who guide our fortunes on the silver screen
    Nobody knows...it's up to me
    Ain't nobody who can say it like it outght to be...

    I see my future at the rainbow's end
    Happy hours...timeless friends
    And if I ever chance to find my way
    Rest assured...I will stay...

    You may see your life as a compromise
    You may live to find the promise dancin' in your eyes
    Nobody knows...it's meant to be...
    Let the magic of the moment say it all to me
  12. gr8-1

    gr8-1 Contributing Member

    Oct 5, 1999
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    This is a sappy one from teenwolf but:

    When you're shooting for the moon and finally make it, you know that your dream has come true. The candle on the cake is yours so take it and make another wish come true.
  13. BrianKagy

    BrianKagy Contributing Member

    Feb 14, 1999
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    "Limits", Sweet Pickle Salad. This song is me and my ex.

    Describe to me darling
    The reasons I was banished
    The man who could not come in with his coat
    Once was attractive
    Now holds a different reaction
    A piece of this underworld

    Now alone with no negotiating
    By myself without the might of nations
    Solitary is not confinement at all
    Well no textbook definition
    It's not me I'm missing
    And it's not you, it's something that never was

    Well it's not funny is it
    So preoccupied with limits
    Well I like songs that are sad and long
    I don't sleep with envy
    My eyes are mean, I'm not too friendly
    Strange I wish I'd wanted more, can't let go
    Well if you remember that long ago

    You say it's 4:30
    And you have to be up so early
    And you wish you didn't have to go
    Yeah, get on home, he's waiting
    And this is no time for intimidating
    But, if you were mine, I'd never leave you alone


    So yeah, wake up and tell me something's wrong
    Yeah, it's time to take a minute and think of where we started from
    And one day
    One bright sunny day
    We can rejoice...

    Well don't you know the urges to just want a girl always come
    One girl's all anybody wants
    And I think too much these days till it gets me down
    Instead of feelin' and believin' and seein' what goes around
    Comes around and around and around, yeah
  14. chievous minniefield

    chievous minniefield Contributing Member

    Jul 6, 2001
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    and I believe in the future
    we shall suffer no more
    maybe not in my lifetime
    but in yours I feel sure
    song dogs barking at the break of dawn
    lightning pushes the edges of the thunderstorm
    and these streets
    quiet as a sleeping army
    send their battered dreams to heaven, to heaven
    for the mother's restless son
    who is a witness to, who is a warrior
    who denies his urge to break and run

    who says: hard times?
    I'm used to them
    the speeding planet burns
    I'm used to that
    my life's so common it disappears
    and sometimes even music
    cannot substitute for tears

    -- paul simon
    the cool, cool river
  15. Lil Pun

    Lil Pun Contributing Member

    Oct 6, 1999
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    I have to go with 2Pac's "Keep Ya Head Up". In that song he talks about a lot of serious things as he does in a lot of songs. That's why he is the greatest rapper, lyricist, etc. of all-time.

    Artist: 2Pac
    Album: Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.
    Song: Keep Ya Head Up

    Little somethin for my godson Elijah and a little girl named Corinne

    [Verse One]
    Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
    I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots
    I give a holler to my sisters on welfare
    Tupac cares, if don't nobody else care
    And uhh, I know they like to beat ya down a lot
    When you come around the block brothas clown a lot
    But please don't cry, dry your eyes, never let up
    Forgive but don't forget, girl keep your head up
    And when he tells you you ain't nuttin don't believe him
    And if he can't learn to love you you should leave him
    Cause sista you don't need him
    And I ain't tryin to gas ya up, I just call em how I see em
    You know it makes me unhappy (what's that)
    When brothas make babies, and leave a young mother to be a pappy
    And since we all came from a woman
    Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman
    I wonder why we take from our women
    Why we rape our women, do we hate our women?
    I think it's time to kill for our women
    Time to heal our women, be real to our women
    And if we don't we'll have a race of babies
    That will hate the ladies, that make the babies
    And since a man can't make one
    He has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one
    So will the real men get up
    I know you're fed up ladies, but keep your head up

    [Chorus - repeat 2X]
    Keep ya head up, oooo child things are gonna get easier
    ooooo child things are gonna get brighter

    [Verse Two]
    Aiyyo, I remember Marvin Gaye, used to sing ta me
    He had me feelin like black was tha thing to be
    And suddenly tha ghetto didn't seem so tough
    And though we had it rough, we always had enough
    I huffed and puffed about my curfew and broke the rules
    Ran with the local crew, and had a smoke or two
    And I realize momma really paid the price
    She nearly gave her life, to raise me right
    And all I had ta give her was my pipe dream
    Of how I'd rock the mic, and make it to tha bright screen
    I'm tryin to make a dollar out of fifteen cents
    It's hard to be legit and still pay tha rent
    And in the end it seems I'm headin for tha pen
    I try and find my friends, but they're blowin in the wind
    Last night my buddy lost his whole family
    It's gonna take the man in me to conquer this insanity
    It seems tha rain'll never let up
    I try to keep my head up, and still keep from gettin wet up
    You know it's funny when it rains it pours
    They got money for wars, but can't feed the poor
    Say there ain't no hope for the youth and the truth is
    it ain't no hope for tha future
    And then they wonder why we crazy
    I blame my mother, for turning my brother into a crack baby
    We ain't meant to survive, cause it's a setup
    And even though you're fed up
    Huh, ya got to keep your head up


    [Verse Three]
    And uhh
    To all the ladies havin babies on they own
    I know it's kinda rough and you're feelin all alone
    Daddy's long gone and he left you by ya lonesome
    Thank the Lord for my kids, even if nobody else want em
    Cause I think we can make it, in fact, I'm sure
    And if you fall, stand tall and comeback for more
    Cause ain't nuttin worse than when your son
    wants to kno why his daddy don't love him no mo'
    You can't complain you was dealt this
    hell of a hand without a man, feelin helpless
    Because there's too many things for you to deal with
    Dying inside, but outside you're looking fearless
    While tears, is rollin down your cheeks
    Ya steady hopin things don't all down this week
    Cause if it did, you couldn't take it, and don't blame me
    I was given this world I didn't make it
    And now my son's getten older and older and cold
    From havin the world on his shoulders
    While the rich kids is drivin Benz
    I'm still tryin to hold on to my survivin friends
    And it's crazy, it seems it'll never let up, but
    please... you got to keep your head up
  16. Grizzled

    Grizzled Member

    May 31, 2000
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    Bourbon blues on the street, loose and complete
    Under skies all smokey blue-green
    I can't forsake a dixie dead-shake
    So we danced the sidewalk clean
    My memory is muddy, what's this river that I'm in?
    New Orleans is sinking man and I don't wanna swim

    Colonel Tom, What's wrong? What's going on?
    You can't tie yourself up for a deal
    He said, "Hey north you're south shut your big mouth,
    You gotta do what you feel is real"
    Ain't got no picture postcards, ain't got no souvenirs
    My baby, she don't know me when I'm thinking bout those years

    Pale as a light bulb hanging on a wire
    Sucking up to someone just to stoke the fire
    Picking out the highlights of the scenery
    Saw a little cloud that looked a little like me

    I had my hands in the river
    My feet back up on the banks
    Looked up to the lord above
    And said, "Hey man thanks"
    Sometimes I fell so good, I gotta scream
    She said Gordie baby I know exactly what you mean
    She said, she said, I swear to god she said...
    My memory is muddy what's this river that I'm in?
    New Orleans is sinking man and I don't wanna swim

    New Orleans is Sinking by the Tragically Hip
  17. MoonDogg

    MoonDogg Member

    Nov 12, 1999
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    I met this girl
    She's walking through one of my dreams
    She kissed my eyes
    And everything that she said
    Made so much sense to me
    That I still feel like I'm half asleep

    My dark angel
    She gave me diamonds for eyes
    She walked by
    Now I'm hypnotised
    By this dream
    That just won't stop
    And I feel
    Like I've always been lost in this dream

    The rumours of heaven
    Only speed the truth on earth
    My dark angel
    Shine your light on my curse
    You are the other that I have to find
    Until I do
    I guess I'll see you 'round my mind

    So Colorado
    Is a place I have to go
    I heard a rumour
    She loves the mountains and the snow
    My dark angel
    She gave me diamonds for eyes
    My dark angel
    I offer you my heart
    My dark angel
    I think I loved you from the start

    'Cause there is this face I know
    That I've never seen
    Sometimes I feel I'm living in
    Someone else's dream
    Still I'd like to thank you
    For stopping to talk
    And I wonder
    Just into who's dream did who walk
    Oh my dark angel
    Shine your light on me
    Shine your light
    Shine your light
    Shine your light on me

    Dark Angel--Blue Rodeo
  18. Old School

    Old School Member

    Nov 7, 1999
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    "I don't mean to brag-I don't mean to boast,
    but, I like hot butter on my breakfast toast."

    --Rappers Delight by The Sugar Hill Gang

    "I like the Whopper,
    f**k the Big Mac."

    --It Takes Two by Rob Base
  19. RocketMan Tex

    RocketMan Tex Contributing Member

    Feb 15, 1999
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    "Well I would not feel so all alone, Everybody must get stoned"...

    Bob Dylan, Rainy Day Women.

    I sure hope Dylan plays it at the Rodeo. I'm going to be there, and I would like to see the reactions on the cowboys' faces!
  20. MadMax

    MadMax Contributing Member

    Sep 19, 1999
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    of course, like rm95, i find a ton of dave matthews lyrics to be meaningful...the entire words from Two Step remind me of my wife. "you came to me like wine comes to this mouth..grown tired of water all the time, you quench my heart..."

    from crush..."so much, you have, given up...that i would give you back again and again..."

    from sting/police's every little thing she does is magic: "it's a big enough umbrella, but it's always me that ends up getting wet."

    from barely breathing by duncan sheik (a song that describes with amazing accuracy a relationship i had with a girl i thought was "the one!") "i only taste the saline, when i kiss away your tears...you really had me going, wishing on a star. the black holes that surround you, are heavier by far. i believed in your confusion, so completely torn..must have been that yesterday, was the day that i was born. not much to examine..nothing left to hide...you really can't be serious, if you have to ask me why i say goodbye."

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