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Favourite Song Lyrics

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Hi Everyone,

I thought having a thread for people's favourite song lyrics might be a good idea. Here's a few of mine to get things going. Please remember any lyrics will do, short, long, even your own, Enjoy!

"Only humans carry their past around" The Fall

"Let it be" The Beatles

"Who's pushin' the pedals on the season cycle?" XTC

"Between thought and expression lies a lifetime" The Velvet Underground

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People on the streets

in the need are they

Under pressure

(Bowie and Freddie M)


They are dancing in the streets

Bowie and Mick J

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Here's one awesome one from Bryan Adams and I've highlighted some particularly excellent parts in it:

Victim Of Love

Livin' on your own can be a lonely game

A face in the crowd - no one knows your name

It’s a table for one and a broken heart to go


She's the kind of lover that you always dreamed

Would come to stay and never wanna leave

But that's all changed - she's dealt the final blow

Heaven knows what you were thinkin' of

Don't blame yourself you're just a victim of love


It doesn't matter who was right or wrong

When the fire is over - when the magic's gone

You pick up the pieces and do the best you can


It knocks you down but you try it again

You get a little older it's a cryin' shame

Sometimes things don't work out like you plan


Who's gonna help when you've had enough

It ain't no secret you're a victim of love

Heaven knows what you were thinkin' of

Don't blame yourself you're just a victim of love


One goodbye was really all it took

Now you thumb through the pages of your little black book

But somehow all the numbers look the same

You've been thinkin' how to get around it

But there ain't nothin' you can do about it

Nothin' ventured - nothin' gained


Ain't nothin' you can't rise above

Call it what you want but you're a victim of love


Who's gonna help you when you've had enough

Ain't no secret you're a victim of love


Thanks to Moonstruck, (still groovin' at 96! turn, turn, turn is a really nice song), thanks SF and Durras and thanks...4 the Bryan Adams lyrics!  

Here are some more entertaining lyrics. Enjoy!

Time takes a cigarette and puts it in your mouth - David Bowie

         MY Way (selection)

Regrets, I've had a few;
But then again, too few to mention.
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption.

I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man
Just a mortal with potential of a superman, I'm living on - David Bowie

If you can learn to forgive others, you can learn to forgive yourself,
Take a holiday away from hatred, you will find...
That when you forgive others, you're really forgiving each other,
You'll have a better sleep at night and a brighter life (x2)
                                                 Ted "Moondog" Baxter

As they pulled you out of the oxygen tent, you asked for the latest party
                                                               David Bowie

Desperate for entertainment
So I turn the TV on
There's people jumping up and down
Then they have the panel on
And they talk a lot of wind
They talk a lot of wind

                          The Fall

It's my life, it's now or never

I ain't gonna live forever

I just wanna live while I'm alive

It's my life.

                      Bon Jovi


Well I won't back down, no I won't back down

You could stand me up at the gates of hell

But I won't back down

Gonna stand my ground, won't be turned around

And I'll keep this world from draggin' me down

Gonna stand my ground and I won't back down

                                                                 Tom Petty

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(Love this thread TMB!)

 I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell

I know right now you can't tell

But stay a while and maybe then you'll see

A different side of me

                                      Matchbox Twenty

What's it like inside the bubble?

Does your head ever give you trouble?

(Little River Band- Hang On)

Glad you like the thread a lot Kazzl and thanks for the great lyrics. I really like Matchbox 20 and Tom Petty and Bon Jovi were excellent, esp TP!. Thanks for your LRB lyrics too, Scotchfinger. Here's some more Bowie and Lloyd Cole.

"Fill Your Heart"

Fill your heart with love today
Don't play the game of tact
Things that happened in the past
Only happened in your Mind
Only in your Mind-Forget your Mind
And you'll be free-yea'
The writing's on the wall
Free-yea'. And you can know it all
If you choose. Just remember
Lovers never lose
'Cause they are Free of thoughts unpure [sic]
And of thoughts unkind
Gentleness clears the soul
Love cleans the mind
And makes it Free.

David Bowie


Jodie wears a hat although it hasn't rained for six days
She says a girl needs a gun these days
Hey on account of all the rattlesnakes

She looks like Eve Marie saint in on the waterfront
She reads Simone de Beauvoir in her American circumstance

She's less than sure if her heart has come to stay in San Jose
And her never-born child still haunts her
As she speeds down the freeway
As she tries her luck with the traffic police
Out of boredom more than spite
She never finds no trouble, she tries too hard
She's obvious despite herself

She looks like Eve Marie Saint in on the waterfront
She says all she needs is therapy, yeah
All you need is, love is all you need

LLOYD COLE (& The Commotions)

DARE :  Gorillaz

It's coming up It's coming up It's coming up



You've got to press it on you

You just think it

That's what you do baby

Hold it down DARE

Jump with the moon and move it

Jump back and forth

And feel like you were there yourself

Work it out.

Never did no harm Never did no harm



Thanks Simona.

"Anywhere I Lay My Head"

My head is spinning round
My heart is in my shoes
I went and set the Thames on fire
Now I must come back down
She's laughing in her sleeve at me
I can feel it in my bones
But anywhere I'm gonna
Lay my head, boys
I will call my home

Well I see that
The world is upside down
My pockets were filled up with gold
Now the clouds have covered o'er
And the wind is blowing cold
I don't need anybody
Because I learned to be alone
And anywhere
I lay my head, boys
I will call my home

Tom Waits