Lyrics That Stuck

Anything about MUSIC but doesn't fit into the forums above.
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mumpcake
KVRian
1283 posts since 27 Aug, 2004

Post Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:00 pm

I'd like to rest my weary head tonight
on a be of California Stars
Even if the piano player can't play, keep the party going.
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Aloysius
KVRAF
29288 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:06 am

To be, or not to be
Hi-de-Hi!

oatmealcookies
KVRer
12 posts since 7 May, 2020

Post Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:13 am

Given that most of my work and likes are in electronic music, I HAVE to admit most of the lyrics in most of electronic music are so bland and uninspiring it hurts. Too many songs are about how "we are young, white, wasted and have enough money to do stupid things without consequence" :hihi:

The thing is, vocals or lyrics RARELY fit a song. Some electronic songs are SO RICH AND COMPLEX in its instrumentals that vocals screw them up, because the compression destroys the song details to highlight the singer.

That out of the way, THERE ARE great lyrics in electronic music, and properly mixed vocals too! One example that immediately comes to my mind is Above and Beyond's latest gorgoeus single Reverie (a bit cheesy but very vulnerable and personal too :'''') ):

You used to bring the smell of rain in to my bed
And lie so close to me you could be inside my head
Maybe it's a once in a lifetime kind of thing
To feel kind of magic that your love brings

Some days it's like a haunting
This cool and empty space far above and all around me
When I start to miss your face ?

You live in me
My reverie
Don't ever leave

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WatchTheGuitar
KVRAF
2250 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:09 pm

Dont you know the only way to change things is to shoot men who arrange things
Dear Robin,
I would explain,
but you'd never see in a million years

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WatchTheGuitar
KVRAF
2250 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:22 am

Nearing the end with your grandmother's friend
It's something to do when it rains

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Erisian
KVRAF
1700 posts since 21 Mar, 2020

Post Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:25 am

Though mere words won't stop the fight
Two wrongs won't make a right
A new heart is what I need
Oh God, make it bleed!

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Erisian
KVRAF
1700 posts since 21 Mar, 2020

Post Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:27 am

WatchTheGuitar wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:22 am
Nearing the end with your grandmother's friend
It's something to do when it rains
My favourite line from Julia's Song is:

Stilettos and thighs may be burning your eyes
But it keeps you from falling apart

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Aloysius
KVRAF
29288 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:02 am

Yo
Hi-de-Hi!

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WatchTheGuitar
KVRAF
2250 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:36 am

Playing guitar for the first time in a while and stumbled into a version of Nick Drake's Hazy Jane II
If songs were lines in a conversation
The situation would be fine

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Erisian
KVRAF
1700 posts since 21 Mar, 2020

Post Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:16 pm

Nothing is more direct than Julian Cope's:

World, shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth

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WatchTheGuitar
KVRAF
2250 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:57 pm

All of the noise takes me to the outside where there's all
Creation joining in celebrating happiness and joy
All around the world on land and in the sea
Image

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jancivil
KVRAF
20181 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from No Location

Post Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:11 am

Stand and fight we do consider
Reminded of an inner pact between us
That's seen as we go
And ride there
In motion
I may be locatable @:
FB: Public

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Aloysius
KVRAF
29288 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:20 am

let's twist again
Hi-de-Hi!

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Erisian
KVRAF
1700 posts since 21 Mar, 2020

Post Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:10 pm

The whole of The Poison Girls' "Promenade Immortelle"

Strong with the strength
of all that has gone and all that will change
Strong with the strength
of the longing and pain
That flows through our veins
Strong we are strong
with the rage of the past
And all that will fade
Strong we are strong with wave upon wave
Of change after change

Strong with the strength
of the dreams that we made
That fall and fade
Strong with the strength
of the hurt and the words
Our lips never gave
Strong we are strong
with the sport of the game
The loss and the gain
Strong we are strong with wave upon wave
Of change and desire
AND WE HAVE SURVIVED AND
WE STAND HERE AGAIN

Lust and lies and the love that we made
of our lust and lies
Trust that we gave for another new start
when it all fell apart
The beating of thighs and the love we made
with the meeting of eyes
the beating of hearts for another new start
when it all fell apart

Strong we are strong
like the river of death that runs from our veins
Strong we are strong
with the strength of our minds
And the hope that remains
Strong with the strength
of wave upon wave of age after age
Strong with the strength
of the hands the feet
That will stand here again

AND WE ARE BUT YOUNG
AND WE STAND HERE AGAIN

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Aloysius
KVRAF
29288 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:15 pm

baby
Hi-de-Hi!

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