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radiowires
09-15-2007, 08:10 AM
I was listening to Iron & Wine's Woman King EP just right now, and a lyric really struck me that I had never really noticed before. From the song "Evening on the ground (Lilith's song)":
We were born to fuck each other one way or the other

It hits hard for me for a lot of reasons: because of the clever turn of phrase, the bitter meaning in it regarding passion and betrayal, its smooth delivery, and the context that Sam Beam hardly ever swears in his songs which makes it especially forceful.

When an artist really nails a lyric, it makes the song so go from great to perfect. What lyric lines from songs really hit you?

Big-H
09-15-2007, 08:17 AM
"Got to be good-looking 'cause he's so hard to see" coined by John Lennon

Such a good play on words of "Good-looking."

JoeJustJoe
09-15-2007, 09:16 AM
"Last of the big time penatraters, playin' dead to fuck the undertaker"

jefferoo
09-15-2007, 10:07 AM
I hate Bob Dylan, but...
"he not busy being born is busy dying."
Is a great lyric.

dwightp
09-15-2007, 11:02 AM
"Blinders up high, we're the dreamers" is one of my favorites from you-know-who.

Stormx
09-15-2007, 01:10 PM
And the meteorite's just what causes the light, and meteor's how it's perceived. And the meteoroid is a stone that's devoid of the fire that propelled it to thee.

uncle eggma
09-15-2007, 02:03 PM
"dove nested towers- the hour was strike the street, quicksilver moon.
carriage across the fog two step to lamplight cellar tune.
the laughs come hard in auld lang syne.
the glass was raised, the fired roast.
the fullness of the wine, a dim last toasting.
while at port, adieu or die
a choke of grief, heart-hardened eye.
beyond belief, a broken man too tough to cry."

van dyke parks is a genius.

[Edited on 9-15-0707 by uncle eggma]

pinocchio
09-15-2007, 02:08 PM
i've always loved this one Aloha song. the words are inspiring and sad. here they are:



in the town of your youth
on some famous road
or boulevard or lane
there's a lilac tree named after you
some unfamiliar child gets to see it bloom
before his bedroom
and he rides in his mother's car
it's big as hell
and they're on their way

line 'em up to be replaced

in the house lived a dog
not a healer or a saint
he warmed the house with his welcome wag
but in his howl i'd hear him say
"i want to run away"
where is he now?
he left us alone
he has a new home
a new home
he's gone
but what were you protecting us from
what were you protecting us from, anyway?

line 'em up to be replaced

or a teacher in the second grade
who taught us all the names
of the presidents and states
of the presidents and states
but after a summer away, she forgot ours
where is she now?
with kids half our age
they can't know they're to be wound and then let go
they wind you up and let you go

all my friends can't wait to quit. who's the next one on the list? all my friends can't wait to leave and i, i won't stand for it. i won't get used to it. follow me out the door.


the song is summer away. also on that album, All The Wars has such sincere lyrics.
Know it was long, but the music makes it a hell of a lot better.

JoeJustJoe
09-15-2007, 04:32 PM
Why can we never be sure 'til we die, or have killed for an answer.
Why must we suffer each race, to believe no race has been grander.

Peter Gabriel

ﺶﻙﯔ
09-15-2007, 04:47 PM
nas' verse on main source's "live at the barbecue." possibly the best verse of all time? you be the judge. (you should definitely seek the song out if you haven't heard it)

Street's disciple, my raps are trifle
I shoot slugs from my brain just like a rifle
Stampede the stage, I leave the microphone split
Play Mr. Tuffy while I'm on some Pretty Tone shit
Verbal assassin, my architect pleases
When I was twelve, I went to hell for snuffin Jesus
Nasty Nas is a rebel to America
Police murderer, I'm causin hysteria
My troops roll up with a strange force
I was trapped in a cage and let out by the Main Source
Swimmin in women like a lifeguard
Put on a bulletproof nigga I strike hard
Kidnap the President's wife without a plan
And hangin niggaz like the Ku Klux Klan
I melt mics till the sound waves over
Before steppin to me you'd rather step to Jehovah
Slammin MC's on cement
Cause verbally, I'm iller than a AIDS patient
I move swift and uplift
your mind shoot the gift when I riff in rhyme
Rappin sniper, speakin real words
My thoughts react, like Steven Spielberg's
Poetry attacks, paragraphs punch hard
My brain is insane, I'm out to lunch God
Science is dropped, my raps are toxic
My voicebox locks and excels like a rocket

radiowires
09-15-2007, 06:17 PM
"I am a scientist - I seek to understand me,
All of my impurities and evils yet unknown.
I am a journalist - I write to you to show you.
I am an incurable
And nothing else behaves like me."

robert pollard

uncle eggma
09-15-2007, 07:16 PM
post punk x man parked his fork lift like a billion stars flickering from a grinder's wwheel - b. pollard

lou2ser
09-15-2007, 07:39 PM
Temptation creeps to you like rapists in the night - uncle bob

BPrend
09-15-2007, 09:10 PM
she said, "my sails are flapping in the wind."
i said, "can i use that in a song?"
she said, "i mean the end begins."
i said, "i know, can i use that, too?"

VenusInFurs341
09-16-2007, 01:14 AM
"cant believe how strange it is to be anything at all"

stompclapclap
09-16-2007, 01:43 AM
Originally posted by Stormx
And the meteorite's just what causes the light, and meteor's how it's perceived. And the meteoroid is a stone that's devoid of the fire that propelled it to thee.
pretty much anything by joanna is just lovely...

we sailed away on a winter's day
with fate as malleable as clay
but ships are fallible, i say,
and the nautical, like all things, fades

Mutineer
09-16-2007, 06:09 AM
They say everything's alright
They say better days are near
They tell us these are the good times
But they don't live around here
Billy and Christy don't-
Bruce and Patti don't-
They don't live around here

from Warren Zevon - The Indifference of Heaven
Also

And if California slides into the ocean
Like the mystics and statistics say it will
I predict this motel will be standing
Until I pay my bill

from Warren Zevon - Desperados Under the Eaves

Yeah fuck it. I'll stop before I do all Warren Zevon songs ever.

tackledspoon
09-16-2007, 05:37 PM
"Look at me, I'm on TV
It makes up for the shortcomings of being born"

Belle & Sebastian- If You're Feeling Sinister

feeling_retro
09-16-2007, 07:53 PM
i'm absolutely in love with all the lyrics from Madeline Adam's "Bella's Song"

no creator, no savior
from sex and not sin
the earth starts to shudder
and the cycle begins
from the breath of two lovers,
comes baby's first yawn
and somewhere, here hidden
there's a birthday song

count your blessings, daily i dare you
and may your fears rarely scare you
let your heart strings grow thick and long
and somewhere, here hidden
there's a birthday song

hail to ancestors
where we came from
for great grandma's ghost lives
within your bones
she was a baby before daddy was born
and somewhere, here hidden
there's a birthday song

such a beautiful piece of music.

radiowires
09-16-2007, 08:15 PM
Let's make the world's stupidest stand and truly mean it

-okkervil river

vertiginous
09-16-2007, 08:20 PM
Word to your moms I came to drop bombs
I got more rhymes than the bible's got psalms

jefferoo
09-17-2007, 04:55 AM
I'm a street walking cheetah
with a heart full of napalm
I'm a runaway son of the nuclear A-bomb
I am a world's forgotten boy
The one who searches and destroys
Honey gotta help me please
Somebody gotta save my soul
Baby detonates for me
Look out honey, 'cause I'm using technology !
Ain't got time to make no apology
Soul radiation in the dead of night
Love in the middle of a fire fight
Honey gotta strike me blind
Somebody gotta save my soul
Baby penetrates my mind
And I'm the world's forgotten boy
The one who's searchin', searchin' to destroy
And honey I'm the world's forgotten boy
The one who's searchin', searchin' to destroy
Forgotten boy, forgotten boy
Forgotten boy said
hey forgotten boy

pinocchio
09-17-2007, 09:32 AM
Originally posted by feeling_retro
i'm absolutely in love with all the lyrics from Madeline Adam's "Bella's Song"

no creator, no savior
from sex and not sin
the earth starts to shudder
and the cycle begins
from the breath of two lovers,
comes baby's first yawn
and somewhere, here hidden
there's a birthday song

count your blessings, daily i dare you
and may your fears rarely scare you
let your heart strings grow thick and long
and somewhere, here hidden
there's a birthday song

hail to ancestors
where we came from
for great grandma's ghost lives
within your bones
she was a baby before daddy was born
and somewhere, here hidden
there's a birthday song

such a beautiful piece of music.


Madeline's 2 releases are my 2 favorite.. of any music. ever. at all.. it seems like no one listens to her

the hurdy gurdy man
09-17-2007, 10:11 AM
put the lime in the coconut, drink 'em both together
put the lime in the coconut, then you'll feel better.


That pretty much sums up how I live life.

quixoticgoat
09-17-2007, 10:25 AM
If something in the deli aisle makes you cry
you know Iíll put my arm around you
and Iíll walk you outside,
through the sliding doors,
why would I mind?

- the blow

JackAttack
09-17-2007, 11:59 AM
I really like the part of "Postcards from Italy" where it gets kind of quiet and Zach Condon sings "Her day was mine," and then all the instruments kick back in. Which I guess is more music related than lyrics.

David_R._Gross
09-17-2007, 02:08 PM
"She's my lifeblood, she's my secret sharer
always been around this place
And when I call her
It's not long before she comes to where I'm calling from
Do I hate her?
Do I know her just ot hate what she does?"

- Palace Music

Musicalfusion
09-17-2007, 05:11 PM
boy with a coin is a pretty kickass Iron and Wine song, cant wait for the album

"Girl with a bird she found in the snow
Flew up her gown and thats how she knows"

radiowires
09-17-2007, 06:30 PM
The album's good, leaks are around. The first song is remarkably Nick Drake-y.

jefferoo
09-17-2007, 08:26 PM
I would nominate the entire Smiths catalogue....

sample:

"And if you have five seconds to spare
Then I'll tell you the story of my life :
Sixteen, clumsy and shy
I went to London and I
I booked myself in at the Y ... W.C.A.
I said : "I like it here - can I stay ?
I like it here - can I stay ?
Do you have a vacancy
For a Back-scrubber?"

She was left behind, and sour
And she wrote to me, equally dour
She said : "In the days when you were
Hopelessly poor
I just liked you more..."

rogersbowne
09-17-2007, 09:17 PM
Prince - Little Red Corvette - "Girl, u got an ass like I never seen, And the ride...I say the ride is so smooth"

dreamer27
09-17-2007, 09:45 PM
All of "No Children" by the Mountain Goats.

uncle eggma
09-18-2007, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by jefferoo
I'm a street walking cheetah
with a heart full of napalm
I'm a runaway son of the nuclear A-bomb
I am a world's forgotten boy
The one who searches and destroys
Honey gotta help me please
Somebody gotta save my soul
Baby detonates for me
Look out honey, 'cause I'm using technology !
Ain't got time to make no apology
Soul radiation in the dead of night
Love in the middle of a fire fight
Honey gotta strike me blind
Somebody gotta save my soul
Baby penetrates my mind
And I'm the world's forgotten boy
The one who's searchin', searchin' to destroy
And honey I'm the world's forgotten boy
The one who's searchin', searchin' to destroy
Forgotten boy, forgotten boy
Forgotten boy said
hey forgotten boy

during the religion topic a few weeks back you posted lyrics referring to a "christian son"...i've searched the internet and can't find this song anywhere though the lyrics seem vaguely familiar to me. so jefferoo, who sang this song?

jefferoo
09-18-2007, 04:00 PM
Originally posted by uncle eggma

Originally posted by jefferoo
I'm a street walking cheetah
with a heart full of napalm
I'm a runaway son of the nuclear A-bomb
I am a world's forgotten boy
The one who searches and destroys
Honey gotta help me please
Somebody gotta save my soul
Baby detonates for me
Look out honey, 'cause I'm using technology !
Ain't got time to make no apology
Soul radiation in the dead of night
Love in the middle of a fire fight
Honey gotta strike me blind
Somebody gotta save my soul
Baby penetrates my mind
And I'm the world's forgotten boy
The one who's searchin', searchin' to destroy
And honey I'm the world's forgotten boy
The one who's searchin', searchin' to destroy
Forgotten boy, forgotten boy
Forgotten boy said
hey forgotten boy

during the religion topic a few weeks back you posted lyrics referring to a "christian son"...i've searched the internet and can't find this song anywhere though the lyrics seem vaguely familiar to me. so jefferoo, who sang this song?

I'm a little confused.
This song is The Stooges, "Search and Destroy".

The one I referred to in the other thread was "Christian Son" by Of Montreal. I think it's one of Kevin's best since Aldhils....

"REPEAT #1:
I am a Christian son
They tried to fuck my mind
And then threw a fit
Because they could not impregnate it

REPEAT #2:
I am a Christian son
They tried to fuck my mind
And then lost their shit
Because they could not castrate it

I don't want to grow fat with you suckers
Why do you try so hard to seem the same?
You're not gonna vanish if you step out of line

You screwed me down when I was younger
I didn't know that all along
It was you that had it all wrong yeah yeah

REPEAT #1

REPEAT #2

I don't want to grow slow with you suckers
Don't want to play your game of mirror reflection
You're not gonna vanish if you stand on your own

You told me up when I was younger
I didn't know that all along
It was you that had it all wrong yeah yeah

You step on all my books
You hurt me
Can you hear me?"



[Edited on 9-18-0707 by jefferoo]

uncle eggma
09-18-2007, 04:07 PM
sorry about the confusion. i just quoted your stooges post because my question was also about lyrics you had posted from another topic(i hadn't seen the smiths post or i would have just quoted that one since it was more recent...). so it's of montreal huh? i didn't expect that. i'm not familiar with the song. thanks.

[Edited on 9-18-0707 by uncle eggma]

jefferoo
09-18-2007, 04:49 PM
great song. check the e6files gmail for a copy. well worth a listeN!

uncle eggma
09-18-2007, 04:57 PM
i'll do that. i was honestly expecting it to be some unknown (to me anyway) germs song!

[Edited on 9-18-0707 by uncle eggma]

jefferoo
09-18-2007, 06:31 PM
This is for them big girls, smalls girls, tall girls
And this is for them skinny girls, white girls, black girls
Don't matter the color, any nationality
I got a sweet tooth come and get with me

When I saw you at the club girl leanin and rockin wit it
Ooh you made a nigga wanna giggle with it
Let me put you in the back of the coupe and hit it
And now all I wanna do is babysit it
I been feenin, wantin to kiss it
Hungry girl let me raid your kitchen
Fix me a plate of that
I'm not playing girl I'm on a mission

Legs won't stop shaking once i do it (uh uhn)
Tongue game tight girl let me do it (uh huh)
Tease you then please you girl
Open up let me in your world

Girl I wanna be alone with you
I'm tryna to see what that booty do
Baby first let me know what you gonna do about this sweet tooth

Chorus:
Got a sweet tooth for you girl (for you girl)
Baby I'm tempted to taste (tempted taste)
I can't wait to drink your milk
Your looking like a big ol' piece of cake
I'm all up in your middle
Ooh it taste like skittles

I'm just keeping it real with you
Girl I got a sweet tooth

Now that I got you on my bed
Clothes off
Lying next to me
Girl I'm about to give myself a cavity
Plus I'm gonna need band-aids for my knees
Girl set the table
Now let me feast
Strawberry shortcake
With whipped cream
I can taste it
My mouth is watering for you
Come here girl let me show you
[sweet Tooth lyrics on http://www.metrolyrics.com]


Hop in the rain
Slide through
All up in your crib
And toss you
When it's over
I want more of you
So open up let me spoil you

Girl I wanna be alone with you
I'm trying to see what that booty do
Baby first let me know what you gonna do about this sweet tooth

Chorus:
Got a sweet tooth for you girl
Baby I'm tempted to taste
I can't wait to drink your milk
Your looking like a big old piece of cake
I'm all up in your middle
Ooh it taste like skittles

I'm just keeping it real with you
Girl I got a sweet tooth

Bridge:
I don't want no dinner babe
I'm going straight for dessert
You don't need no panties babe
Girl up under that t-shirt

When you taste so good to me
And, I can't get enough
See, doc say stay away from sweets, f**k it
Come on and get my sugar up

Chorus: (repeat until the end)
Got a sweet tooth for you girl
Baby I'm tempted to taste
I can't wait to drink your milk
Your looking like a big ol' piece of cake
I'm all up in your middle
Ooh it taste like skittles

I'm just keeping it real with you
Girl I got a sweet tooth
(repeat until the end)

radiowires
09-19-2007, 11:12 AM
simple and short, but it gets me every time:

"I need an easy friend..."

tackledspoon
09-19-2007, 02:08 PM
Anything Dave Berman or Steve Malkmus has ever put to tape.

jono
09-19-2007, 03:31 PM
No one's put any NMH yet?

Oh Sister - NMH;
In an age of empty rings,
I don't want to feel a thing,
I don't even want to know.
And Rose Wallace Goldaline,
Don't you ever die on me.
All the way it goes and flows.

mikehattem
10-17-2007, 03:04 AM
"I'm an ancient moon in a flaming sky"

"Dressed up in the scars of our youth, contemplating dreams aflame"

"At times I feel like a sentinel asleep at the gates of dawn with the holy spirit all around me"

"Rainbow blues and grey cathedrals rise like they stabbed the heart of the sky"


shameless plug of my own lyrics ;)

Mike

pinocchio
10-17-2007, 08:36 AM
during the religion topic a few weeks back you posted lyrics referring to a "christian son"...i've searched the internet and can't find this song anywhere though the lyrics seem vaguely familiar to me. so jefferoo, who sang this song?


yo jeff, why can't i find this on the gmail page

Beckles
10-18-2007, 12:04 PM
"cant believe how strange it is to be anything at all"

werd.

and 'oh sister' too.

but also love john darnielle's similes:

'i can feel it in the rotten air tonight
in the tips of my fingers in the skin on my face
in the weak last gasp of the evening's dying light
in the way those eyes i've always love illuminate this place
like a trash can fire in a prison cell
like the search lights in the parking lots of hell'

grimeyno1
10-18-2007, 08:13 PM
you won't be happy with me
but give me one more chance...
you won't be happy anyway.

Soma
10-18-2007, 10:07 PM
"I am leaving you because I don't love you,"

Title of the song as well, by Jens Lekman. The way he sings it is so honest.

CavortingChicken
10-18-2007, 11:35 PM
hello