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Your fave song lyrics, when songs are your poems, (inspired by the poems thread)

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pirategirl Sat 30-Jun-07 19:34:34

One of my all time faves is 'Travellin light' by the Tindersticks

I heard it when i first met my ex dh, and now we are no longer together it has come back into my life.

It is now more precious to me than before.

i'm off to blub

There are places I don't remember
There are times and days, they mean nothing to me
I've been looking through some of them old pictures
They don't serve to jog my memory

I'm not waking in the morning, staring at the walls these days
I'm not getting out the boxes, spread all over the floor
I've been looking through some of them old pictures
Those faces they mean nothing to me no more

Chorus:

I travel light

You travel light

Everything I've done

You say you can justify, mmm you travel light

I can't pick them out, I can't put them in this saddle bag

Some things you have to lose along the way
Times are hard, I'll only pick them out, wish I was going back
Times are good, you'll be glad you ran away

Chorus

Do you remember, how much you loved me?
You say you have no room in that thick old head
Well it comes with the hurt and the guilt, and the memories
If I had to take them with me I would never get from my bed
There's a crack in the roof where the rain pours through
That's the place you always decide to sit
Yeah I know I'm there for hours, the water running down my face

Do you really think you keep it all that well hid?

No but I travel light
You don't travel light
Everything I've done
It's just a lie, you don't travel light

I'm travelling light
No you don't travel light
I travel light
No, no, you don't travel light
I'm travelling light
You don't travel light

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pirategirl Sat 30-Jun-07 19:40:56

what song is the mmj?

here is another

Lover you should have come over

by Jef Buckley


Looking out the door I see the rain fall upon the funeral mourners
Parading in a wake of sad relations as their shoes fill up with water
Maybe I'm too young to keep good love from going wrong
But tonight you're on my mind so you'll never know

I'm broken down and hungry for your love with no way to feed it
Where are you tonight, you know how much I need it
Too young to hold on and too old to break free and run

Sometimes a man he gets carried away, when he feels like he should be having his fun
And he's much too blind to see the damage he's done
Cause sometimes a man must awake to find that really he has no one

So I'll wait for you and I'll burn
Will I ever see your sweet return
Oh will I ever learn

Oh lover, you should've come over
'Cause it's not too late

Lonely is the room, the bed is made, the open window lets the rain in
Burning in the corner is the only one who dreams he had you with him
My body turns and yearns for a sleep that won't ever come

Sometimes a man he gets carried away, when he feels like he should be having his fun
And he's much too blind to see the damage he's done
Cause sometimes a man must awake to find that really he has no one

So I'll wait for you and I'll burn
Will I ever see your sweet return
Oh will I ever learn

Oh lover, you should've come over
'Cos it's not too late
'Cos it's not too late

REIDmylips Sat 30-Jun-07 19:42:22

I’m a train wreck in the morning
I’m a Bitch in the afternoon
Every now and then without warning
I can be really mean toward you

I’m a puzzle yes indeed
Ever complex in every way
And all the pieces aren’t even in the box
And yet, you see the picture clear as day

I don’t know why you love me
And that’s why I love you
Catch me when I fall
Except me flaws and all
And that’s why I love you
And that’s why I love you
And that’s why I love you

I neglect you when I’m working
When I need attention I tend to nag
I’m a host of imperfection
And you see past all that

I’m a peasant by some standards
But in your eyes I’m a queen
You see potential in all my flaws
And that’s exactly what I need

pirategirl Sat 30-Jun-07 19:44:47

drat, they left out a verse, here is the song again in it's entirety.


Looking out the door
I see the rain fall upon the funeral mourners
Parading in a wake of sad relations
As their shoes fill up with water

Maybe I'm too young
To keep good love from going wrong
But tonight, you're on my mind so
You never know

Broken down and hungry for your love
With no way to feed it
Where are you tonight?
Child, you know how much I need it.
Too young to hold on
And too old to just break free and run

Sometimes a man gets carried away,
When he feels like he should be having his fun
Much too blind to see the damage he's done
Sometimes a man must awake to find that, really,
He has no-one...

So I'll wait for you... And I'll burn
Will I ever see your sweet return?
Oh, will I ever learn?
Oh, Lover, you should've come over
Cause it's not too late.

Lonely is the room the bed is made
The open window lets the rain in
Burning in the corner is the only one
Who dreams he had you with him
My body turns and yearns for a sleep
That won't ever come
It's never over,
My kingdom for a kiss upon her shoulder
It's never over,
all my riches for her smiles when I slept so soft against her...
It's never over,
All my blood for the sweetness of her laughter...
It's never over,
She's a tear that hangs inside my soul forever...

But maybe I'm just too young to keep good love
From going wrong
Oh... lover you should've come over...

Yes, and I feel too young to hold on
I'm much too old to break free and run
Too deaf, dumb, and blind
To see the damage I've done
Sweet lover, you should've come over
Oh, love, well I'll wait for you
Lover, you should've come over
'Cause it's not too late.

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Message withdrawn at poster's request.

pirategirl Sat 30-Jun-07 19:49:53

Joni Mitchell was one of Jef Buckleys faves.

Professorfilthymindedvixen Sat 30-Jun-07 19:52:00

I would normally say Underneath the Stars by Kate Rusby. Or A Night Like This - the Cure. But just to be different from myself...


It stands so proud, the wheel so still
A ghostlike figure on the hill
It seems so strange there is no sound
Now there are no men underground
What will become of this pit-yard
Where men once trampled, faces hard
Tired and weary, their shift done
Never having seen the sun

Will it become a sacred ground
Foreign tourists gazing round?
Asking if there once worked here
Way beneath the pit-head gear
Emptry trucks once filled with coal
Lined up like men on the dole
Will they ever he used again
Or left for scrap just like the men?

There'll always be a happy hour
For those with money, jobs and power
They'll never realise the hurt
They cause to men they treat like dirt.

norkmaiden Sat 30-Jun-07 20:05:01

If you wait for me then Ill come for you
Although Ive traveled far
I always hold a place for you in my heart
If you think of me, if you miss me once in awhile
Then Ill return to you
Ill return and fill that space in your heart

Remembering
Your touch
Your kiss
Your warm embrace
Ill find my way back to you
If youll be waiting
If you dream of me like I dream of you
In a place thats warm and dark
In a place where I can feel the beating of your heart

Remembering
Your touch
Your kiss
Your warm embrace
Ill find my way back to you
If youll be waiting
Ive longed for you and I have desired
To see your face your smile
To be with you wherever you are

Remembering
Your touch
Your kiss
Your warm embrace
Ill find my way back to you
If youll be waiting
Ive longed for you and I have desired
To see your face, your smile
To be with you wherever you are

Remembering
Your touch
Your kiss
Your warm embrace
Ill find my way back to you
Please say youll be waiting

Together again
It would feel so good to be
In your arms
Where all my journeys end
If you can make a promise if its one that you can keep, I vow to come for you
If you wait for me and say youll hold
A place for me in your heart.

Tracy Chapman - The Promise

TnOgu Sat 30-Jun-07 20:08:02

Rainy Night in Soho - The Pogues.

Kewcumber Sat 30-Jun-07 20:09:17

Always loved this song, but when I adopted my lovely boy I used to sing it to him and cry... soft git

OH, WHY YOU LOOK SO SAD?
TEARS ARE IN YOUR EYES
COME ON AND COME TO ME NOW
DON'T BE ASHAMED TO CRY
LET ME SEE YOU THROUGH
'CAUSE I'VE SEEN THE DARK SIDE TOO
WHEN THE NIGHT FALLS ON YOU
YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO
NOTHING YOU CONFESS
COULD MAKE ME LOVE YOU LESS

I'LL STAND BY YOU
I'LL STAND BY YOU
WON'T LET NOBODY HURT YOU
I'LL STAND BY YOU

SO IF YOU'RE MAD, GET MAD
DON'T HOLD IT ALL INSIDE
COME ON AND TALK TO ME NOW
HEY, WHAT YOU GOT TO HIDE?
I GET ANGRY TOO
WELL I'M A LOT LIKE YOU
WHEN YOU'RE STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS
AND DON'T KNOW WHICH PATH TO CHOOSE
LET ME COME ALONG
'CAUSE EVEN IF YOU'RE WRONG

I'LL STAND BY YOU
I'LL STAND BY YOU
WON'T LET NOBODY HURT YOU
I'LL STAND BY YOU
TAKE ME IN, INTO YOUR DARKEST HOUR
AND I'LL NEVER DESERT YOU
I'LL STAND BY YOU

AND WHEN...
WHEN THE NIGHT FALLS ON YOU, BABY
YOU'RE FEELING ALL ALONE
YOU WON'T BE ON YOUR OWN

I'LL STAND BY YOU
I'LL STAND BY YOU
WON'T LET NOBODY HURT YOU

I'LL STAND BY YOU
TAKE ME IN, INTO YOUR DARKEST HOUR
AND I'LL NEVER DESERT YOU
I'LL STAND BY YOU
I'LL STAND BY YOU
WON'T LET NOBODY HURT YOU
I'LL STAND BY YOU
WON'T LET NOBODY HURT YOU
I'LL STAND BY YOU

Kewcumber Sat 30-Jun-07 20:10:17

not the same wihtout the music though.

tegan Sat 30-Jun-07 20:10:43

How do I live without you by Leann Rimes still makes me cry everytime I hear it.

saggarmakersbottomknocker Sat 30-Jun-07 20:15:24

You left me with goodbye and open arms
A cut so deep I don't deserve
You were always invincible in my eyes
The only thing against us now is time


Chorus:
Could it be any harder to say goodbye and without you,
Could it be any harder to watch you go, to face what's true
If I only had one more day

I lie down and blind myself with laughter
A quick fix of hope is what I'm needing
And how I wish that I could turn back the hours
But I know I just don't have the power


Chorus

I'd jump at the chance,
We'd drink and we'd dance
And I'd listen close to your every word,
As if it's your last, I know it's your last,
Cause today, oh, you're gone


Chorus

Like sand on my feet,
The smell of sweet perfume
You stick to me forever
And I wish you didn't go
I wish you didn't go, I wish you didn't go away
To touch you again,
With life in your hands,
It couldn't be any harder.. harder.. harder

AbRoller Sat 30-Jun-07 20:15:25

Diana Ross - Reflections

Played it to death when I split with my first love....

Through the mirror of my mind
Time after time
I see reflections of you and me

Reflections of
The way life used to be
Reflections of
The love you took from me

Oh, I’m all alone now
No love to shield me
Trapped in a world
That’s a distorted reality

Hapiness you took from me
And left me alone
With only memories

Through the mirror of my mind
Through these tears that I’m crying
Reflects a hurt I can’t control
’cause although you’re gone
I keep holding on
To the happy times
Oh, when you were mine

As I peer through the window
Of lost time
Looking over my yesterdays
And all the love I gave all in vain
(all the love) all the love
That I’ve waisted
(all the tears) all the tears
That I’ve tasted
All in vain

Through the hollow of my tears
I see a dream that’s lost
From the hurt
That you have caused

Everywhere I turn
Seems like everything I see
Reflects the love that used to be

In you I put
All my faith and trust
Right before my eyes
My world has turned to dust

After all the nights
I sat alone and wept
Just a handful of promisses
Are all that’s left of loving you

Reflections of
The way life used to be
Reflections of
The love you took from me

In you I put
All my faith and trust
Right before my eyes
My world has turned to dust...

francagoestohollywood Sat 30-Jun-07 20:22:43

Bruce Springsteen
Hey little girl is your daddy home
Did he go away and leave you all alone
I got a bad desire
Im on fire

Tell me now baby is he good to you
Can he do to you the things that I do
I can take you higher
Im on fire

Sometimes its like someone took a knife baby
Edgy and dull and cut a six-inch valley
Through the middle of my soul

At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet
And a freight train running through the
Middle of my head
Only you can cool my desire
Im on fire

francagoestohollywood Sat 30-Jun-07 20:24:47

and add it up by violent femmes

Day after day
I will walk and I will play
but the day after today
I will stop
and I will start
why can't I get just one kiss
why can't I get just one kiss
there may be something’s that I wouldn't miss
but I look at your pants and I need a kiss
why can't I get just one screw
why can't I get just one screw
believe me I know what to do
but something won't let me make love to you
why can't I get just one fuck
why can't I get just one fuck
I guess it's got something to do with luck
but I waited my whole life for just one
day after day
I get angry
and I will say
that the day
is in my sight
when I’ll take a bow
and say goodnight
oh my my, my my mum
have you kept your eye, your eye on your son
I know you’ve had problems, you’re not the only one
When your sugar left, he left you on the run
oh my my, my my mum
take a look now at what your boy has done
he’s walking around like he’s number one
went downtown and you got him a gun
so don’t shoot, shoot, shoot that thing at me
don’t shoot, shoot, shoot that thing at me
you know you’ve got my sympathy
but don’t shoot, shoot, shoot that thing at me
don’t shoot, shoot, shoot that thing at me
don’t shoot, shoot, shoot that thing at me
you know you’ve got my sympathy
but don’t shoot, shoot, shoot that thing at me
going down the kitchen at the top of the stairs
can I mix in with your affairs
share a smoke, make a joke
grasp and reach for a leg of hope
words to memorize, words hypnotize
words make my mouth exercise
words all failed the magic prize
nothing I can say when I’m in your thighs
oh my my, my my mother
I would love to love you lover
city is restless, it’s ready to pounce
here in your bedroom, ounce for ounce
oh my my, my my mother
I would love to love you lover
the city is restless, it’s ready to pounce
here in your bedroom, ounce for ounce
I’ve given you, decision to make
things to lose, things to take
just as she’s about ready to cut it up
she says wait a minute honey, I’m gonna add it up
add it up…add it up…add it up…
day after day
I get angry
and I will say
that the day
is in my sight
when I’ll take a bow
and say goodnight

squeakybub Sat 30-Jun-07 20:41:28

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HonorMatopoeia Sat 30-Jun-07 20:50:00

Amy Studt - Ladder in my tights
It's my angry song, when I'm sick of being goody goody and want to do something rash!!

just one more word n im gunna explode
im gunna self-combust
im gunna blow up the world,
just one more look your gunna cross the line
i mean over the edge, your on thin black ice

ohhhhh theirs a little bit of psycho im me i confess
why do you wanna pick on me n not the rest?
dose it make you feel big?
dose it make you feel clever?
so tell me hows the weather
if i just had a little more time id get some duck tape n silver wear,
ohhh id i just had a little more time.

(chorus)
id show you, the world feels so
much better when you find you dont fit
theres a ladder in your tights 'n'
who gives a fuck if whoops you aint shiny
'n' perfect theres a ladder in my tights n thats the way uh hur i like it
thats the way i feel about it
you be tryin to hitch a ride with me when it finaly hits you.

yea, yea, yea
just one more push try to make me your clone
markin me out of ten for the labble on my cloves.
just one more sqwake n im gunna hit back
im gunna burn down your house in a heated attack
ohhhhhh theirs a little bit of devil in me i confess coz you wanna
pick on me n not the rest.
if i had just a little more time id get some c4 n dinomite
ohhhhhh if i just had a litttle more time

id show you,
the world feels so
much better when you find you dont fit
theres a ladder in your tights 'n'
who gives a fuck if whoops you aint shiny
'n' perfect theres a ladder in my tights n thats the way uh hur i like it
thats the way i feel about it
you be tryin to hitch a ride with me

hay you will all be comeing round
with the time you find yourself
free yourself from the croud
yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!

the world feels so
much better when you find you dont fit
theres a ladder in your tights 'n'
who gives a fuck if whoops you aint shiny
'n' perfect theres a ladder in my tights n thats the way uh hur i like it
thats the way i feel about it

the world feels so
much better when you find you dont fit
theres a ladder in your tights 'n'
who gives a fuck if whoops you aint shiny
'n' perfect theres a ladder in my tights n thats the way uh hur i like it
thats the way i feel about it
you be tryin to hitch a ride with me
when it finally hits you

HonorMatopoeia Sat 30-Jun-07 20:51:23

Just noticed the dreadful spelling in that!Who thought it would ever say 'marking me out of ten for the label on my cloves'???

mumtodd Sat 30-Jun-07 20:52:31

Billy Joel - She's Got A Way About Her

She's got a way about her
I don't know what it is
But I know that I can't live without her

She's got a way of pleasin'
I don't know why it is
But there doesn't have to be a reason
Anyway

She's got a smile that heals me
I don't know what it is
But I have to laugh when she reveals me

She's got a way of talkin'
I don't know what it is
But it lifts me up when we are walkin'
Anywhere

She comes to me when I'm feelin' down
Inspires me without a sound
She touches me and I get turned around

She's got a way of showin'
How I make her feel
And I find the strength to keep on goin'

She's got a light around her
And everywhere she goes
A million dreams of love surround her
Everywhere

She comes to me when I'm feelin' down
Inspires me without a sound
She touches me and I get turned around

She's got a smile that heals me
I don't know what it is
But I have to laugh when she reveals me

She's got a way about her
I don't know what it is
But I know that I can't live without her
Anyway

themaskedposter Sat 30-Jun-07 20:56:25

Billy Joel .... FULL STOP

<<Reminisce>>

pirategirl Sat 30-Jun-07 20:56:38

squeeky, i posted the same futher down, great great song.

Chamomile Sat 30-Jun-07 21:01:40

Artist : Gary Jules
From the album "Donny Darko Soundtrack"
Song : Mad World

Lyrics:

All around me are familiar faces,
Worn out places,
Worn out faces,
Bright and early for the daily races,
Going nowhere,
Going nowhere,
Their tears are filling up their glasses,
No expression,
No expression,
Hide my head I wanna drown my sorrow,
No tomorrow,
No tomorrow,
And I find it kind of funny,
I find it kind of sad,
The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had,
I find it hard to tell you,
I find it hard to take,
When people run in circles,
It's a very very,
Mad world,
Mad world,
Children waiting for the day they feel good,
Happy birthday,
Happy birthday,
And I feel the way that every child should,
Sit and listen,
Sit and listen,
Went to school and I was very nervous,
No one knew me,
No one knew me,
Hello teacher tell me what's my lesson,
Look right through me,
Look right through me,
And I find it kind of funny,
I find it kind of sad,
The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had,
I find it hard to tell you,
I find it hard to take,
When people run in circles,
It's a very very,
Mad world,
Mad world,
Enlarging your world,

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