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I listen to all sorts of music - is music a part of your life? I find that music can be very uplifting and also very depressing - depending on my mood and depending on the song.



I posted a song recently from Sweatshop Union in another thread because of a particular piece in the song seemed fitting to the discussion.



I recently came across this band - Hollywood Undead. I don't know if anyone has heard of them but without going into the background of the band I listen to their songs and I can appreciate the sentiment behind the songs (despite the obvious marketing involved).



There is 1 song in particular that I find to be thought provoking, called "Young"



I think songs can be interpretted in different ways and can be incredibly offensive - my intention here is not to offend but to discuss how music can be so influential.



The Lyrics:

Young



We are young

But we have heart

Born in this world as it all falls apart

We are strong

But we don't belong

Born in this world as it all falls apart



I see the children in the rain

Like the parade before the pain

I see the love I see the hate

I see this world that we can make

I see the life I see the sky

I'd give it all to see you fly

Yes we wave this flag of hatred

But you're the ones who made it

Watch the beauty of all our lives

Passing right before my eyes

I hear the hate in all your words

All the words to make us hurt.

We get so sick oh so sick

We never wanted all this

Medication for the kids with no reason to live.



So we march to the drums of the dammed as we come

Watch it burn in the sun

We are numb



We are young

but we have heart

Born in this world as it all falls apart

We are strong

But we don't belong

Born in this world as it all falls apart



As we walk among these shadows

In the streets these fields of battle

Take it up we wear the mantle

Raise your hands with burning candles

Hear us whisper in the dark

In the rain you see the spark

Feel the beating of our hearts

Fleeting hope as we depart

All together walk alone

Against all we've ever known

All we've ever really wanted

Was a place to call our home

But you take all we are

The innocence of our hearts

Made to kneel before the altar as you tear us apart



So we march to the drums of the dammed as we come

Watch it burn in the sun

We are numb



We are young

but we have heart

Born in this world as it all falls apart

We are strong

But we don't belong

Born in this world as it all falls apart



We will fight (we will fight)

Or we will fall (we will fall)

Till the angels save us all

We will fight (we will fight)

Or we will fall (we will fall)

Till the angels save us all

We will fight (we will fight)

Or we will fall (we will fall)

Till the angels save us all

We will fight (we will fight)

Or we will fall (we will fall)

Till the angels save us all



We are young

but we have heart

Born in this world as it all falls apart

We are strong

But we don't belong

Born in this world as it all falls apart



We are young

but we have heart

Born in this world as it all falls apart

We are strong

But we don't belong

Born in this world as it all falls apart







What do you take of it? Are there any songs that you have heard (recently or ever) that have made you think "I wonder what someone else thinks of this?"

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Jeannette - posted on 09/13/2009

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That particular song reminds me of the song 'Imagine' by John Lennon for some reason.

'Let There Be Peace on Earth' has been one of my faves for years...particularly for the line: Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.

Which is why I also like 'Man in the Mirror' for the line: I'm looking at the man in the mirror, I'm asking him to change his ways.

These are two thought provoking songs for me. I love music...I have been wanting to start a music topic for some time, but I am afraid of how strange my tastes are. My entire family loves music. We all own a Zune, save my son, he hasn't saved up for one yet...and we listen to our music constantly.

It affects me greatly. I work outside, so does my husband, and we listen to music (or he'll listen to podcasts) all day long.

When I hear Norah Jones sing 'Come Away With Me' it takes all I have not to jump in the vehicle, pick up my husband, and run away to a romatic mountain top! lol!

When I hear 'Capital G' by NIN, I feel vindicated...like yeah, you effer!!!! I love that song!

Murder By Death and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are two that crack me up regularly. Have you heard any of their music? omg...they are too funny! I'll post lyrics to one of each after this post.

Believe it or not, I don't think Britney Spears is a musical prodigy, but I like her new one 'Circus'...and another fave...Fifty Cent 'It's Your Birthday'...they both get me moving.

I listen to a lot of Clutch..for the craziness, the grind, the politics, the humor...10,0000 maniacs and 10001110001 robot hive (the numbers may be a bit mixed) is funny to me. I got my husband a custom t-shirt that says Ribonucleic Acid Freakout because he thinks Clutch should be promoted more, and he loves that line! lol!

We enjoy concerts too....I took my oldest to a Norah Jones, Linkin Park Revolution...my husband surprised me with a Clutch concert.

I LOVE this topic Jo....Thanks! I could go on and on...I listen to so many different kinds of music...and I will!

I'll post lyrics like I said I would.

'Young' is a great song lyrically...now I'll have to take a listen. ;0)

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My sister and her fiance had a lil girl in Feb 08 and Jayson wanted a boy wanted a boy wanted a boy annnnnnnd got a lil girl.......... so for fathers day this year my sister made a video for him (although not american) this song by Carrie Underwood fit in EVERY other aspect...



Carrie Underwood - All American Girl

Jeannette - posted on 09/14/2009

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Quoting Jo:

Have you heard the song "Watching You" By Rodney Atkins? It's country but it's Devon and Gabriel's 'father son song' we heard it before Gabe was born and I told Dev about it and he loves it - he sings it to Gabe all the time and when the song comes on Gabe gets super excited!



This song is adorable!  It reminds me of my son and husband...my son brags about being like his dad, and that makes me feel good.



"Butterfly Kisses" was my fave father-daughter song, but I really like the one about him dancing with his daughter on her wedding day...I can't remember who sings it or what it is called.  I'll have to ask my sister.

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Have you heard the song "Watching You" By Rodney Atkins? It's country but it's Devon and Gabriel's 'father son song' we heard it before Gabe was born and I told Dev about it and he loves it - he sings it to Gabe all the time and when the song comes on Gabe gets super excited!

Jeannette - posted on 09/14/2009

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Dead Celeb Status and Hollywood Undead are both bands I would listen to on my player. I like "my black dahlia" too!
"someone I once knew" reminds me of "beautiful" by Christina Aguilara, which I happen to also like :0)
I know he's a blonde punk - Eminem - "lose yourself" and "superman" are two that I can move to.
I have the Once soundtrack and O'Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack...I love how Once is soppy in love and angry rejected....and the style issss different. Cute movie too.

O'Brother...I love how the songs are performed as if it really were - what- 1910? Really folksy, sad and happy soundtrack. Great movie too.
Beyonce' "Irreplacable" - makes me laugh. Not that I'd ever have to pack his bags...he'd never leave! I'd have to pack and go..lol!
There aren't many bands/artists that I like everything by...I can't even think of one right now...

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"Teenagers Scare The Living Shit Out of Me" by my Chemical Romance...jammed to that this morning taking my daughter to school.
"Face Down" oooohhhh....I'd hate to see a woman in this position and settle for it.
"Jeremy" touches me.
"Nice Shot" - I'd dedicate to any politician any day!
"Travelers Lantern" a twangy Dwight Yoakum song that reminds me of yesteryear...I like how he's serious about his style, but doesnt take himself seriously...
"I Can Only Imagine"...Christian pop? I love it though...I do believe there is a God, and I wonder what I'd do?
"Bodies" one of my faves to scream out in the car! lol! My middle daughter and I "performed" this song at my oldest daughter's graduation party! We are a sad pair!
I'm going to check out your suggestions.

Jeannette - posted on 09/14/2009

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Quoting Loureen:

Bullet and a target by bliss and eso an Aussie pair , watch it on you tube its awesome.

[Intro: Vusi talking]
I believe that together we can really make a difference
One man cannot make a difference, but if we can partner
if we can have a collective will, and a willingness to make a difference in our nation
We can really do make a difference

[Vocals: Muzi] {Connections Zulu Choir Soloist}
What you have done, is put yourself between a bullet and a target
Wont be long, wont be long...

[Verse 1: Bliss]
All it took was one in a trillion
In a world where they're gunning civilians
Where conspiracies just drop on us like plummeting buildings
Government villains at night, we are renegades who fight
Under a pilgrims plight for a better way of life
See we sail the seas with a sun stained atlas
To escape the day to day mental mundane madness
That consumes us, its true, though my real answer lays
is stepping back to view life's real grand Monet
But crucial issues are lost in this crazy worlds wealth
How can lust for bucks outweigh one baby girl's health?
Through the cyclone we hit the Third World and found heroes
With nothing but still everything, smiling at ground zero

[Chorus: Connections Zulu Choir] {X2}
What you've done here, is put yourself between a bullet and a target
And it wont be long before you're pulling yourself away

[Verse 2: Eso]
So let the bullets in the air turn to raining rose petals
That covers the Earth's surface while the children throw pebbles
From dreams to themes, to a crack in the concrete
From a seed to a tree, I make it happen at God speed
Whatever happened to increase the peace
Fight the power for people to defeat the beast
Well its right here, its right now
It's anything I plan
It's a poem that proves a point
It's everything I am
So on a rainy day I made my way
to the promised land and back
And now its safe to say in a crazy way
this song is where its at
Its equal verse what wasn't given
Teachers verse the problem children
Evil verse the honest living
People verse the politicians

[Chorus: Connections Zulu Choir] {X2}
What you've done here, Is put yourself between a bullet and a target
And it wont be long before you're pulling yourself away (x2)

[Verse 3: Eso]
This is definite
Like the sun will rise
Pure like the thought if I jump I'll fly
I am revolution, my path is belief
So how can they possibly stop what they can't even see

[Bliss:]
See they tax the poor
Their evil got em' coughing up
There's no real freedom under a legal modern mafia
Set the goal and unite, get cocked and take aim
The people are the power to make change
so make way

[Chorus: Connections Zulu Choir] {X3}
What you've done here, Is put yourself between a bullet and a target
And it wont be long before you're pulling yourself away


This is a good one...I love the video!

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Tool were the most amazing band i have ever seen live so powerful , driving and a deeply spiritual experience.

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Declare Your Independence - By Bjork



She recently caused a lil controversy over in China when she was in Singapore (right before the Olympics), she yelled TIBET TIBET after singing this song in her concert. She's also yelled FREE KOSOVO after a song at another concert as well.























Declare Independence

Declare independence!

Don't let them do that to you!

Declare independence!

Don't let them do that to you!



Declare independence!

Don't let them do that to you!

Declare independence!

Don't let them do that to you!

Justice



Start your own currency!

Make your own stamp

Protect your language



Declare independence

Don't let them do that to you

Declare independence

Don't let them do that to you



Make your own flag!



Raise your flag! (Higher, higher!)



Declare independence!

Don't let them do that to you!



Declare independence!

Don't let them do that to you!



Damn colonists

Ignore their patronizing

Tear off their blindfolds

Open their eyes



Declare independence!

Don't let them do that to you!

Declare independence!

Don't let them do that to you!



With a flag and a trumpet

Go to the top of your highest mountain!



And raise your flag! (Higher, higher!)

Raise your flag! (Higher, higher!)



Declare independence!

Don't let them do that to you!

Declare independence!

Don't let them do that to you!



Raise the flag!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Beu3ZLr-U...



Hyperballad - Bjork



Watching her and listening to her sing gives me goosebumps!



Bjork is a HUGE inspiration / influence for me. I have been listening to her music since.. since I can remember. I can say "I recommend _______" whatever song but that list would just include ALL of her songs. I know her music is very much an acquired taste but even abstract art deserves to be respected by all artists and Bjork is about as beautiful as it comes to naturally created artful beauty.



Hyperballad

Human Behaviour

All Is Full Of Love

Army Of Me

I Miss You



The short list of my faves.

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I love Tool - Maynard = poetry.



Maynard & Tori Amos - Muhammad My Friend Duet - beautiful



"When this show happened, Tori's 1996 Dew Drop Inn Tour was already over. This show was a benefit for her charity organization, RAINN (the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network). Tori, already acquainted with Maynard, invited him onstage to perform a duet; the song he chose was "Muhammad My Friend", from her third album ("Boys for Pele"). Tori introduces him as one of her dearest friends, saying she calls him when she's feeling terrible and he sings her lullabies."



January 23, 1997

Madison Square Garden, New York

Charlie - posted on 09/13/2009

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Bullet and a target by bliss and eso an Aussie pair , watch it on you tube its awesome.



[Intro: Vusi talking]

I believe that together we can really make a difference

One man cannot make a difference, but if we can partner

if we can have a collective will, and a willingness to make a difference in our nation

We can really do make a difference



[Vocals: Muzi] {Connections Zulu Choir Soloist}

What you have done, is put yourself between a bullet and a target

Wont be long, wont be long...



[Verse 1: Bliss]

All it took was one in a trillion

In a world where they're gunning civilians

Where conspiracies just drop on us like plummeting buildings

Government villains at night, we are renegades who fight

Under a pilgrims plight for a better way of life

See we sail the seas with a sun stained atlas

To escape the day to day mental mundane madness

That consumes us, its true, though my real answer lays

is stepping back to view life's real grand Monet

But crucial issues are lost in this crazy worlds wealth

How can lust for bucks outweigh one baby girl's health?

Through the cyclone we hit the Third World and found heroes

With nothing but still everything, smiling at ground zero



[Chorus: Connections Zulu Choir] {X2}

What you've done here, is put yourself between a bullet and a target

And it wont be long before you're pulling yourself away



[Verse 2: Eso]

So let the bullets in the air turn to raining rose petals

That covers the Earth's surface while the children throw pebbles

From dreams to themes, to a crack in the concrete

From a seed to a tree, I make it happen at God speed

Whatever happened to increase the peace

Fight the power for people to defeat the beast

Well its right here, its right now

It's anything I plan

It's a poem that proves a point

It's everything I am

So on a rainy day I made my way

to the promised land and back

And now its safe to say in a crazy way

this song is where its at

Its equal verse what wasn't given

Teachers verse the problem children

Evil verse the honest living

People verse the politicians



[Chorus: Connections Zulu Choir] {X2}

What you've done here, Is put yourself between a bullet and a target

And it wont be long before you're pulling yourself away (x2)



[Verse 3: Eso]

This is definite

Like the sun will rise

Pure like the thought if I jump I'll fly

I am revolution, my path is belief

So how can they possibly stop what they can't even see



[Bliss:]

See they tax the poor

Their evil got em' coughing up

There's no real freedom under a legal modern mafia

Set the goal and unite, get cocked and take aim

The people are the power to make change

so make way



[Chorus: Connections Zulu Choir] {X3}

What you've done here, Is put yourself between a bullet and a target

And it wont be long before you're pulling yourself away

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AND i LOVE every single TOOL song there is especially H .

I also love maynards other band Perfect circle , this is my fave song , the Hollow :









Title: A Perfect Circle - The Hollow lyrics



Artist: A Perfect Circle Lyrics



run, desire, run

a sexual being

run him like a blade

to and through the heart, no conscience

one motive: cater to the hollow



screaming feed me here

fill me up again

temporarily pacify this hunger that's so cruel



libido throw

dominoes of indiscretions down

falling all around in cycles, in circles

constantly consuming, conquering, devour.



'cause its time to bring the fire down

throttle all this indiscretion

long enough to edify

and permanently fill this hollow



screaming feed me here

fill me up again

temporarily pacifying

feed me here

fill me up again

temporarily pacifying

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Oh PS Jeannette you should check out Undead by Hollywood Undead - it's a completely different tone of song and I also find it makes me think - I didn't post it though because it is quite offensive and uses very foul language / derogatory terms and I just don't wanna open that can of worms lol

Unless anyone else would like to talk about it, then I am all for discussing it!

Another band that makes me think is Dead Celebrity Status

- Someone I Once Knew
- Messiah
- We Fall We Fall
- If These Walls Could Talk

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this video is the song at the end of this post lol I don't understand why the link at the bottom of the post is being showed at the top of the post but whatever! haha











youtube is bein stupid and won't lemme play anything (it lets me SEE the video but not play anything) lol I've been tryin to look up the songs you posted Jeannette - hopefully youtube will smarten up soon so I can listen !









I agree Dana that music can be interpreted - I think the Young song is kinda like "Youth Of The Nation" song by POD (Payable On Death - a 'rap' band with Christian undertones) - a song from the youth side speaking about the world.



Youth Of The Nation is another song I think speaks volumes if you want it to speak to you --



Last day of the rest of my life

I wish I would have known cause I didn't kiss my momma good-bye

I didn't tell her that I loved her or how much I cared

Or thank my pops for all the talks and all the wisdom he shared

Unaware I just did what I always do

Everyday the same routine before I skate off to school

But who knew that this day wasn't like the rest

Instead of taking the test I took two to the chest



Call me blind but I didn't see it coming

And everybody was runnin

But I couldn't hear nothin, except

Gun blast, it happened so fast

I didn't really know this kid though I sat by him in class

Maybe this kid was reachin out for love or

Maybe for a moment he forgot who he was or

Maybe this kid just wanted to be hugged

Whatever it was I know it's because



We are, we are the youth of the nation

We are, we are

Youth of the nation

We are, we are the youth of the nation

We are, we are

Youth of the nation



Little Suzzie, she was only twelve

She was given the world with every chance to excel

Hang with the boys and hear the stories they tell

She might act kinda proud but no respect for herself



She finds love in all the wrong places

The same situations just different faces

Changed up her pace since her daddy left her

Too bad he never told her she deserved much better



Johnny boy always played the fool

He broke all the rules so you would think he was cool

He was never really one of the guys

No matter how hard he tried

Often thought of suicide

It's kinda hard when you ain't got no friends

He put his life to an end they might remember him then

You cross a line and there is no turning back

He told the world how he felt with the sound of a gat



We are, we are the youth of the nation

We are, we are

Youth of the nation

We are, we are the youth of the nation

We are, we are

Youth of the nation



Who's to blame for the life that tragedies claim

No matter what you say it won't take away the pain

That I feel inside, I'm tired of all the lies

Don't nobody know why

It's the blind leadin' the blind

Guess that's the way that the story goes

Will it ever make sense somebody's gotta know

There's gotta be more to life than this

There's got to be more to everything

I thought exists



We are, we are the youth of the nation

We are, we are

Youth of the nation

We are, we are the youth of the nation

We are, we are the youth of the nation

We are, we are the youth of the nation

We are, we are

Youth of the nation

We are, we are the youth of the nation

We are, we are

Youth of the nation

Youth of the nation

Youth of the nation

Youth of the nation





Another song that, (is quite personal to me,) can speak volumes is

This Is A Call by Thousand Foot Krutch



She fooled all of her friends into thinking she's so strong

But she still sleeps with the light on

And she acts like it's all right on, as she smiles again

And her mother lies there sick with cancer

And her friends don't understand her

She's a question without answers

Who feels like falling apart.

She knows, she's so much more than worthless

She needs to find a purpose,

She wonders what she did to deserve this



She's calling out to you

This is a call, this is a call out

Cause everytime I fall down, I reach out to you

And I'm losing all control now

And my hazard signs are all out

I'm asking you to show me what this life is all about



And he tells everyone a story,

Cause he thinks his life is boring

And he fights so you won't ignore him,

Cause that's his biggest fear

And he cries, but you'll rarely see him do it

And he loves but he's scared to use it

So he hides behind the music

Cause he likes it that way

And he knows, he's so much more than worthless

He needs to find the surface

Cause he's starting to get nervous



He's calling out to you

This is a call, this is a call out

Cause everytime I fall down, I reach out to you

And I'm losing all control now

And my hazard signs are all out

I'm asking you to show me what this life is all about



Have you ever felt this way before

Cause I don't wanna hide here anymore

Take me to a place where nothing's wrong

And thanks for coming, shut the door

And they say some one out there sees us,

Well if you're real, then save me Jesus

Cause I've been this way for far too long

I wasn't meant to feel alone



I'm calling out to you

This is a call, this is a call out

Cause everytime I fall down, I reach out to you

And I'm losing all control now

And my hazard signs are all out

I'm asking you to show me what this life is all about

Show me what this life is all about

Show me what this life is all about





There are plenty of songs from Three Days Grace, Finger Eleven and The Tea Party that I have a personal attachment too because of various reasons.



I think some of the most amazing songs are from people I never would have suspected. And granted there are quite a few songs who are SANG by certain people but not actually written by them - that quite bothers me :(



My brother told me to listen to this song - Dry Your Eyes By The Streets during a particularly awful relationship / break up.



In one single moment your whole life can turn 'round

I stand there for a minute starin' straight into the ground

Lookin' to the left slightly, then lookin' back down

World feels like it's caved in - proper sorry frown

Please let me show you where we could only just be, for us

I can change and I can grow or we could adjust

The wicked thing about us is we always have trust

We can even have an open relationship, if you must

I look at her she stares almost straight back at me

But her eyes glaze over like she's lookin' straight through me

Then her eyes must have closed for what seems an eternity

When they open up she's lookin' down at her feet



Dry your eyes mate

I know it's hard to take but her mind has been made up

There's plenty more fish in the sea

Dry your eyes mate

I know you want to make her see how much this pain hurts

But you've got to walk away now

It's over



So then I move my hand up from down by my side

It's shakin', my life is crashin' before my eyes

Turn the palm of my hand up to face the skies

Touch the bottom of her chin and let out a sigh

'Cause I can't imagine my life without you and me

There's things I can't imagine doin', things I can't imagine seein'

It weren't supposed to be easy, surely

Please, please, I beg you please

She brings her hands up towards where my hands rested

She wraps her fingers round mine with the softness she's blessed with

She peels away my fingers, looks at me and then gestures

By pushin' my hand away to my chest, from hers



Dry your eyes mate

I know it's hard to take but her mind has been made up

There's plenty more fish in the sea

Dry your eyes mate

I know you want to make her see how much this pain hurts

But you've got to walk away now

It's over



And I'm just standin' there, I can't say a word

'Cause everythin's just gone

I've got nothin'

Absolutely nothin'



Tryin' to pull her close out of bare desperation

Put my arms around her tryin' to change what she's sayin'

Pull my head level with hers so she might engage in

Look into her eyes to make her listen again

I'm not gonna fuckin', just fuckin' leave it all now

'Cause you said it'd be forever and that was your vow

And you're gonna let our things simply crash and fall down

You're well out of order now, this is well out of town

She pulls away, my arms are tightly clamped round her waist

Gently pushes me back and she looks at me straight

Turns around so she's now got her back to my face

Takes one step forward, looks back, and then walks away



Dry your eyes mate

I know it's hard to take but her mind has been made up

There's plenty more fish in the sea

Dry your eyes mate

I know you want to make her see how much this pain hurts

But you've got to walk away now

It's over



I know in the past I've found it hard to say

Tellin' you things, but not tellin' straight

But the more I pull on your hand and say

The more you pull away



Dry your eyes mate

I know it's hard to take but her mind has been made up

There's plenty more fish in the sea

Dry your eyes mate

I know you want to make her see how much this pain hurts

But you've got to walk away now.

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Music, I LOVE music. It's my life. I love all kinds of music. My husband is a musician so I've spent the last 13 yrs of my life being imersed in music, spending 4 nights a week at clubs, watching him play. Now that we have a child it's all slowed down some and I miss it horribly.



As far as the song, Young, goes. I took it as children born into broken, messed up homes. At first I thought it was about children being born into this world of negativity, having to take on different causes, missing a peaceful world that should belong to them. I guess it depends on your view of things. What's closest to your heart.



Of course, I could be full of shit, I'm more on the instrumental side of things rather than lyrical.

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I like 'Radio Edit'...'United We Fall'....
Toby Mac is a Christian artist, but this reminds me of his style, but he doesn't get censored. lol! Oh, Toby Mac's song 'I Don't Want to Gain the Whole World (and Lose My Soul)' is one that is a reality check for me...sometimes I need to check on my reality. It means different things for me...
Here are those lyrics:
The Lyre Of Orpheus lyrics

Orpheus sat gloomy in his garden shed
Wondering what to do
With a lump of wood, a piece of wire
And a little pot of glue
O Mamma O Mamma

He sawed at the wood with half a heart
And glued it top to bottom
He strung a wire in between
He was feeling something rotten
O Mamma O Mamma

Orpheus looked at his instrument
And he gave the wire a pluck
He heard a sound so beautiful
He gasped and said O my God
O Mamma O Mamma

He rushed inside to tell his wife
He went racing down the halls
Eurydice was still asleep in bed
Like a sack of cannonballs
O Mamma O Mamma

Look what I've made, cried Orpheus
And he plucked a gentle note
Eurydice's eyes popped from their sockets
And her tongue burst through her throat
O Mamma O Mamma

O God, what have I done, he said
As her blood pooled in the sheets
But in his heart he felt a bliss
With which nothing could compete
O Mamma O Mamma

Orpheus went leaping through the fields
Strumming as hard as he did please
Birdies detonated in the sky
Bunnies dashed their brains out on the trees
O Mamma O Mamma

Orpheus strummed till his fingers bled
He hit a G minor 7
He woke up God from a deep, deep sleep
God was a major player in heaven
O Mamma O Mamma

God picked up a giant hammer
And He threw it with an thunderous yell
It smashed down hard on Orpheus' head
And knocked him down a well
O Mamma O Mamma

The well went down very deep
Very deep went down the well
The well went down so very deep
Well, the well went down to hell
O Mamma O Mamma

Poor Orpheus woke up with a start
All amongst the rotting dead
His lyre tacked safe under his arm
His brains all down his head
O Mamma O Mamma

Eurydice appeared brindled in blood
And she said to Orpheus
If you play that fucking thing down here
I'll stick it up your orifice!
O Mamma O Mamma

This lyre lark is for the birds, said Orpheus
It's enough to send you bats
Let's stay down here, Eurydice, dear
And we'll have a bunch of screaming brats
O Mamma O Mamma

Orpheus picked up his lyre for the last time
He was on a real low down bummer
And stared deep into the abyss and said
This one is for Mamma

O Mamma O Mamma
O Mamma O Mamma

Nick Cave...different sound, but it cracks me up!


Lyrics to Spring Break 1899 :
The sun is comin' up over the hill...
Or maybe it's not I can't even tell
But there's a warmth on my face
That isn't the blood
And my tears are turnin'
The snow into mud

And I can't feel my left leg
But I think it's still there
Did I kill anybody?
Hell, I never fight fair

What state am I in?
Am I still on the run?
Has it really been so long
Since I've seen the sun?

My instincts are telling me
To pick up and go
But I can't feel my fingers
And I can't move my toes
There's a drained bourbon bottle
Layin' next to my head
And the piss and the vomit
Are the sheets on my bed

Is it you? Could it be you?
Don't want it to

I went out all night drinking
So I took the bait
And I jumped off the interstate
To Highway 8
To the bars full of girls
Who all know me by name
They all drink the same drinks
And they all fuck the same

Now my eyes are turnin' red
In this hotel bar
And she's breathing out smoke
As she motions towards the door
The kindness of a stranger
Or a trick of the trade?
God knows I'm not the first mistake
That she's made

Is it you? Could it be you?
Don't want it to
Is it you? Could it be you?
Don't want it to

I been down and out
I been spit on for so long
I stored my shame in my belly
'till I needed to be strong

In my last guilty whim
I stole a map and a truck
It's pure chance
That i haven't already been picked up
But from here on the slate's clean
I'm headin' way south
Always heard the girls were pretty there
I got to find out!
Look Ma your son's a travelin' man!
I don't know what I did
But I'll do all the good that I can....

Could it be you?
Could it be you?
Could it be you?
Could it be you?
Could it be you?

Murder By Death...again, different sound, but when I hear this and 'Ball and Chain' I chuckle.

Jeannette - posted on 09/13/2009

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Hollywood Undead is my kind of music! Yay! Now I have something to add to my player.
Now I have to check out Sweatshop Union. Then, I'll get the lyrics.

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