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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #50 on: Tue, 2009-01-06, 21:02:10 »
And that, my dear Nicky, i knew.  ;)

I never said that it wasn't from Steve or that it was by either Fish or John Helmer.
I just meant that it's better than everything Fish ever had written while he was in Marillion or both John and Steve.

Maybe i didn't made myself clear.  ;)
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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #51 on: Tue, 2009-01-06, 21:43:22 »
Don't quote Hogarth at me, I can't see to read my book if my tear ducts are working overtime. ;)  That bit about the stray dog in 'After Me' gets me every time.  :'( :'( :'(  B*st*rd! ;)
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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #52 on: Fri, 2009-01-09, 10:35:05 »
As you know, I am more on the Fish side of the Marillion's coin but every time I hear the lyrics below (and the music that goes along), I am deeply moved  :'(   I'll let you find out the title of the song (not a very hard task).

It's always a struggle
To let somebody go
It's a natural desire
To own your lover, I know

And you can screw a man down
Until he takes to drinking
He'll give you all of his money
You still won't know what he's thinking

Take me to the fantastic place
Keep the rest of my life away
Take me to the fantastic place
Keep the rest of my life away

Take me to the island
I'll watch the rain over your shoulder
The streetlights in the water
The moment outside of real life


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« Reply #53 on: Fri, 2009-01-09, 16:04:47 »
Ooooohhhh yes! That's beautiful! The whole Marbles album is amazing.

Since we're already doing Marillion:

MARILLION - Don't Hurt Yourself
(Marbles, 2004)

There'll come a time when all of this is over
Something else will grow and take it's place
The brand new car: scrap metal in a junkyard
The children playing will grow up and leave home
Put it away this dream you can't stop dreaming
Put it away this anger and desire
The open road is infinitely hopeful
Take all those memories and throw them in the fire

And don't hurt yourself
Don't hurt yourself
Don't hurt yourself anymore

There's old man on a warm and sunny island
No job, no money, just a smile to call his own
Know what he says?
"The past will only haunt you.
Live for today. Each day's an open door

Don't hurt yourself
Don't hurt yourself
Don't hurt yourself anymore"

Nothing to lose is nothing to fight over
The shining stars!
They've seen it all before.

Don't hurt yourself
Don't hurt yourself
Don't hurt yourself anymore

Dust keeps coming. Rust keeps coming. Weeds keep growing. Seeds keep growing
Where you going?

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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #54 on: Fri, 2009-01-09, 21:59:11 »
Then what about this one?

Ocean Cloud

"He's seen too much of life
And there's no going back
The loneliness calls him
And the edge which must be sharpened
He's losing it. And he knows.
But there's a fighter in his mind and his body's tough
The years have been unkind but kind enough

The smell of the earth
It's his favourite smell
But he's somehow compelled to the stinging salt hell
To the place where he hurts and he's scared
And there's no one to tell
And no one who doesn't listen

"You can take all the boys and the girls in the world
And I'll trade them this morning for my sweet Ocean Cloud
I've seen too much of life
So the sea is my wife and a sweet Ocean Cloud is a mistress I'm allowed
for now."

"You can take all the boys and the girls in the world
I wouldn't trade them this morning for my sweet Ocean Cloud
I've seen too much of life
So the sea is my wife and a sweet ocean cloud is a mistress I'm allowed
for now."

"Only me and the sea
We will do as we please."

He remembers the day he was marched to the front
By the physical knuckle head teacher of games
?Look lads? he declared, "This boy's a cream puff
No guts and no muscles
No spine and no stuffing"
The whole schoolroom sniggered
And silently thanked God it wasn't them..

But time is revenge. All the bullies grow weak
And must live with faithless women who despise them
I'll be in Barbados in a couple of weeks
With a rum on the table and yarns by the yard
A story to tell and a story to save
..unless she changes her mind
I'll trade them this morning for my sweet Ocean Cloud
I've seen to much of life so the sea is my wife
And the sweet ocean clouds will look down on my boat tonight

The wind changed
I felt it run beneath my ear
Like silk drawn across my neck
A dream of your legs
Defying gravity in love

The medium wave
Brought signals here from far away
Your tender voice riding on the sea spray
Something in the air
For those who know the signs
Something in the air
A storm..

When I was alive
When I was alive
Don't wanna remember
When I was alive

Watch me watch me
Paint this picture
Stretchin Hurtin Cursin
Watch me
Takin it Takin it Takin it Takin it....
Watch me. Watch me. God above..

Between two planets
In between the points of light
Between two distant shorelines
Here am I

Between two planets
In the black daylight of space
Between two heavenly bodies
The invisible man.
Ripping out the radio
I want to be alone

"You can take all the boys and the girls in the world
I wouldn't trade them this morning for my sweet Ocean Cloud
I've seen too much of life
So the sea is my wife and a sweet Ocean Cloud is a mistress I'm allowed
I've seen too much of life
So the sea is my wife
And the sweet ocean clouds will look down on my bones tonight.."


The cherry on the pie.  8) 8) 8)

And the best thing is: i've seen them performing it live. 8)
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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #55 on: Fri, 2009-01-09, 22:05:45 »
There goes the fish and here comes the ice cream genius... ;D

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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #56 on: Mon, 2009-01-12, 11:24:27 »
And pretty darn brilliant they are, too.

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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #57 on: Thu, 2009-02-19, 20:21:40 »
Here's another great Hogarth lyric:

A Voice From The Past

A voice from the past
Entered my head today
Fresh and alive. Full of life, passion and pain.
A voice now past.
A beautiful soul. Gone, gone, gone.

Speaking clearly - clearer than the living
Talking perfect sense
Used to not being understood
While talking perfect sense to the next generation

Have we caught up yet?
Is it time?
I think it is.
Enough is enough
Enough is enough

A voice from the past
Entered my head today
Tiny child sighed in my ear.
Giving up breathing in
Over and out
Over and out
Taken by bad luck and the ill fortune of geography.

Common cold. Dirty water. HIV.
Common apathy. Common crime.
Perfect nonsense to the next generation

Dead yet alive
Dead yet alive
Gone but shouting anger
Gone but talking perfect sense

Have we caught up yet?
Is it time? Well I say it is. I say it is.
Deaf and dumbed-down
Enough is enough

Give me a smile. Hold out your hand.
I don't want your money
I don't want your land
Gimme a smile. Hold out your hand.
I don't want your money
I don't want your land
I want you to wake up and do
something strange
I want you to listen
I want you to feel someone else's pain
Someone else's pain
Someone else's pain
Someone else's pain.

Deaf and dumbed-down
Deaf and dumbed-down

A tap with clean water


Tom
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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #58 on: Sat, 2009-05-16, 20:11:15 »
To bump this topic ahead:

Playing Galleon inspired me to add this lyric of Three Colours.
A good song and ditto lyrics if you ask me.

Three Colours

"Welcome to this land and union
we all call the European community
welcome to this world
the world of open trade and global
networks for you and me
and then we raise the walls to
keep us safe and within

We are here, we here to make the choice
of the future we want to live
they are there, knocking on our doors
to freedom and to opinions that is free
but we close the doors to
keep us safe and within
and then we raise the walls

The market wants increase in economy
and the fishermen claims their share
the farmer protests for more benefits
and the drivers strike for a raise

The industry wants to move to east
where lower wages is bliss
the much wants more mentality
is the ultimate predominant dream
it's the same old song

The values we spoke of solidarity
are now words from a forgotten past
just mind your own egoistic vanity
in your soap TV false reality

Everyone got an opinion to state
in debates in every media form
what we really need
is translate words in to deeds
we have heard it all before
still the same old song

In the 40’s we fought the Great War
young men lost their lives and souls
for our conviction of a better world
and to crush the evil hordes
the dark side was spreading their beliefs
of hatred and utopian dreams
dissidents and coloured had no room
a perfect world for a few

We put up the flag on the deadly shore
and we fought
we fought our way through the blood
and dirt to be free

We climbed the Omaha beach
it was a bloody way we had to reach
to free the occupied turf
to give democracy fresh new birth
when we came back from the war
we set out some grand new goals
to unite the euro lands
and together we all should stand

We put up the flag on this virgin land
and we took the first steps
of freedom on this friendly shore
no more war, no war
no war..."


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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #59 on: Tue, 2009-05-26, 13:24:42 »

Last Snows Of Winter

By Dave Thompson & Paul Uttley, on Bob Catley's soloalbum The Spirit Of Man

I sit here with my pictures of you
Memories from our past
Hoping that the pain will end at last

It only seems a moment ago
I heard you laugh so clear
I turn around to find there's no one here

Last snows of winter fall
They hide your footsteps from our door
And I just break down crying

Suddenly you're taken from me
And I’m lost without you now
Trying to find a way
To make it through the days somehow

Echoes from an empty room
We filled with hopes and schemes
All remain unopened endless dreams

I hear you in the summer breeze
You're the warmth of the sun
The ocean waves forever rolling on

Still pray for the reason why you had to die
The anger wells inside
And I just can't stop crying

Suddenly you're taken from me
And I’m lost without you now
Trying to find a way
To make it through the days somehow

It's so hard to carry on
But I know I must be strong
The love I shared with you
I know will see me through
A lifetime without you


Maybe i didn't made myself clear.  ;)

 ;D

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So you've come of age
And so you want to meet God
Sure you can
He's right here next to me

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« Reply #60 on: Tue, 2009-05-26, 17:07:15 »

Judgement Day
 
By Dave Thompson & Paul Uttley, on Bob Catley's soloalbum The Spirit Of Man

Can you see ahead
Hold close what's dear
Look forward Son confront your fears
The time has come
Thy will done
You've lived your life what's done is done

Can't turn around
Don't make a sound
Can't turn around

As darkness falls
In hallowed halls
To hear our fate
Will we live or die
From blackenend skies
Voices say this is our judgement day

Walk in the light
Don't stray too far
Nowhere to hide they know where you are
So keep your faith
Your conscience clear
With the grace of God who's always near

Can't turn around
Don't make a sound
Can't turn around

As darkness falls
In hallowed halls
To hear our fate
Will we live or die
From blackenend skies
Voices say this is our judgement day

No not what we do
Or do we take heed
Swallow our pride
Forsake our greed
To know deep inside
Hold close to our hearts
The truth is within
Right from the start

The trials of life
Lost in a dream
Is everything really what is seems
For this the path
Make no mistake
And look to God our souls to take


Nicky.
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So you've come of age
And so you want to meet God
Sure you can
He's right here next to me

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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #61 on: Tue, 2009-05-26, 20:24:34 »
@Nicky: Yeah, i know. My English sucks sometimes.  :-[ :-[ :-[



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« Reply #62 on: Thu, 2009-05-28, 15:06:23 »

Excalibur

By Gary Hughes, on Once And Future King

Upon a Pagan land in darkness came
A black and heartless spawn of seed,
A cruel and wretched plague,
For in the mist of time a king lay slain
Anf left the vilest form of greed
With a crown to claim
They battle, heed no warning
Prattle as they feud their lives away
They drown in civil war; they bleed

And still your dreams chill the night
While the dead fill your head
Desperate scenes take the knife
Through your flesh to the bone
Such extremes shape this fight
Fire is fed; blood is shed
And the pleas to unite
Scream "Excalibur guide our way home"

A ray of hope emerging bright as day
Amidst the darkness hour, reveals
what is pre-ordained
To hold a sword of power the Gods have made
To temper lightning forged as steel
for its sacred blade
Strength, passion, hopes and glory
Balanced on the brink, no time to fail
This time the saviour must be real

And still your dreams chill the night
While the dead fill your head
Desperate scenes take the knife
Through your flesh to the bone
Such extremes shape this fight
Fire is fed; blood is shed
And the pleas to unite
Scream "Excalibur guide our way home"


Nicky.
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« Reply #63 on: Wed, 2009-08-26, 15:54:47 »
There's a lot more in these lyrics than meets the eye:


Tranquillity's maze

By Skyfire, on album Skyfire://Spectral

Frustrated by the pace
that kills creativity
The evil within gives
anguish to the outside
Creating chaos that is
canalized on to others
Through time and space,
day and night
The darkness grows stronger,
suffocates the life

Slow down, analyze your thoughts
Act now, before you get caught
Slow down, analyze your thoughts
Act now, before you get caught

Wake up with a sense filled with pictures
It's hard for you to choose your path
Everything is a maze, a burden
that you have to bear
It's time to hunt for what is missing

Total darkness with blinders
before your eyes
You are spared the trouble to
see the misery
The sense of knowing that
something is wrong
Appears in every decision
you make

Caged by the grasp
that your subconscious has
taken on your sense
Echoing teasing laughters
that make you feel singled
out and hunted

Hard to find tranquillity
enough to fall asleep
Everything stands in
your way in the
path that you've chosen
Frustration about the time
that is lost
Your inner self becomes
a hell that spreads to the outside


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« Reply #64 on: Sat, 2010-03-20, 11:57:50 »
Close To You

By Glenn Tipton & K.K. Downing

So many years that we were one
So many things we've done
The memories alive
But most of me has died

As I struggle with events
I'm offered words of strength
They do not comprehend
The passion we possessed

People tell me what to do
Tell me how I should get through
But they haven't got a clue
No-one else comes close to you

I see your eyes before they closed
They looked right inside my soul
And they asked me not to grieve
I tried but still I bleed

I wake up, I break up
I try hard to shake off
The desolation as it grows
As nothing else comes close

And as I stand here by the grave
And the wind calls out your name
I know that time could never heal
The emptiness I feel

People try to give me hope
Tell me how I should let go
But they'll never really know
'Cause there's nothing else comes close

Nicky.
So you've come of age
And so you want to meet God
Sure you can
He's right here next to me

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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #65 on: Sun, 2010-12-19, 00:04:35 »
I've been listening to the remaster of the Dire Straits album Love over Gold and while reading the lyrics, I had a good laugh on this particular lyric.

Hope you'll agree with me. ;)

Industrial Disease

Now warning lights are flashing down at Quality Control
Somebody threw a spanner, they threw him in the hole
There's rumors in the loading bay and anger in the town
Somebody blew the whistle and the walls came down

There's a meeting in the boardroom, they're trying to trace the smell
There's a leakin' in the washroom, there's a sneakin' personnel
Somewhere in the corridors someone was heard to sneeze
Goodness me, could this be industrial disease ?'

Caretaker was crucified for sleeping at his post
Refusing to be pacified, it's him they blame the most
Watchdog's got rabies, the foreman got the fleas
Everyone's concerned about industrial disease

There's panic on the switchboard, tongue is in knots
Some come out in sympathy, some come out in spots
Some blame the management, some the employees
Everybody knows it's the industrial disease

Yeah, now the work force is disgusted down tools and walks
Innocence is injured, experience just talks
Everyone seeks damages and everyone agrees
That these are classic symptoms of a monetary squeeze

On ITV and BBC they talk about the curse
Philosophy is useless, theology is worse
History boils over, there's an Economics freeze
Sociologists invent words that mean industrial disease

Doctor Parkinson declared, "I'm not surprised to see you here
You've got smokers cough from smoking
Brewer's droop from drinking beer
I don't know how you came to get the Bette Davis wheeze
But worst of all young man you've got industrial disease"

He wrote me a prescription he said, "You are depressed
I'm glad you came to see me to get this off your chest
Come back and see me later, next patient please
Send in another victim of industrial disease"

And I go down to speaker's corner, I'm a thunderstruck
They got free speech, tourists, police in trucks
Two men say they're Jesus, one of them must be wrong
There's a protest singer, he's singing a protest song, he says

They wanna have a war to keep their factories
They wanna have a war to keep us on our knees
They wanna have a war to stop us buying Japanese
They wanna have a war to stop industrial disease

They're pointing out the enemy to keep you deaf and blind
They wanna sap your energy, incarcerate your mind
Give you Rule Brittania, gassy beer, page three
Two weeks in Espania and Sunday striptease

Meanwhile the first Jesus says, "I'll cure it soon
Abolish Monday mornings and Friday afternoons"
The other one's out on hunger strike, he's dying by degrees
How come Jesus gets industrial disease?


And all of this in a minor 5.49 minutes.  ;D
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« Reply #66 on: Tue, 2011-06-07, 00:53:45 »
This next bit is from the album of Steve Unruh's project, called Resistor.
It's a bit the Shadows-like prog-rock or heavy prog if you like and it's fun, really fun.
The album is filled with Zappadian-lyrics and this little tale that I'm about to present to you is not much different.

Bear with it, it's long but quite cheesy.
If you have the opportunity, then listen to the track, preferably in it's entirety because this track, The Land of No Groove, clocks at about 40 minutes!  *horns*

Here goes nothing...

Quote from: 'The Land of No Groove
© S. Unruh, F. Turner, R. Winslow, B. Farrands, Lyrics by Steve

[i. PROLOGUE]

This is the tale of the Land of No Groove
where music got stuck in a rut
and four daring travelers desperate to prove
an inkling that gilded their gut

that somewhere beyond all the drivel and fluff
blasting from megaphones high
there might be a land filled with spiffier stuff
it could be fiction, but they had to try

Get a good rest, at the dawn we’re leaving
off to travel far away
set a compass for the far horizon
walk on - out toward the dusty plain

Barry and Francis and Robby and Steve
packed up their drums on a cart
With guitars on their backs, and their hearts on their sleeves
it was off to the lost land of art

Get a good rest, at the dawn we’re leaving
off to travel far away
set a compass for the far horizon
walk on - out ‘cross the dusty plain

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So, get a good rest, at the dawn we’re leaving
off to travel far away
set a compass for the far horizon
walk on – out ‘cross the dusty plain

[ii. DUSTY PLAIN]

Walking the whole day, away from the din
like some ancient caravan crew
Tired by nightfall, they stopped at an Inn
but little did they have a clue

The Inn had a megaphone nailed to the wall
of the lobby where they had to dwell
blithely rebroadcasting drivel and fluff
Expanding the boundaries of hell!

So, get a good rest, at the dawn we’re leaving
off to travel farther ‘way
set a compass for the far horizon
walk on - out toward the jagged mountain

[iii. JAGGED MOUNTAIN]

Our band of travelers did not get the good rest they had hoped
Awakened repeatedly by radio chatter, and all-night disco music thumping through the lobby wall
But that was neither here nor there now; it was morning and they were at the base of the jagged mountain
daunting, yet with the promise of the great blue sky above

“Heave, ho”… they all pulled together and drug their uncooperative cart up the slope
No way would they leave their instruments behind (or the canvas tent they bought after the last night’s experience)
As morning slowly turned to afternoon (and their legs into metaphorical gelatin)
a little white puff came floating by (a magical sight!), as they crossed above the cloud line

Tired-legged travelers were rising to the peak, weak, but still their spirits rose
like finally they had escaped… they were above it all
in the land beyond the megaphones and woes

The air was brisk, and just below, the sun lit the tops of puffy little clouds
 “Terra Incognita” – maybe the lost land was found 
When gradually, behind the peak, arising with each step… they spied an ugly metal spire (argh)
Boosting the signal, ubiquitous drivel had scaled these heights and was bringing them right back down
 
Cursed rebroadcasting antenna, I would smite thee!
…if only I had a hacksaw.
No lost land of art, just the backside of a mountain
Down… down… down.

[iv. LAND’S END]

Weary travelers tethered to a dream
feel the energy… ending
Down the mountainside, to this lonely beach
resolution out of reach

Now it’s evident everywhere we go
only avarice follows
Blast the eminent megaphones on high
far above this tiny cry

Light up a candle, then blow the wish away
We come down defeated for another day
Lost at the land’s end, lay to rest upon the shore
a dream forever more

Night was coming and so they built a fire
mind and body both tired
Weary travelers put their shoes away, and then
from the heart they played

Light up a candle, then blow the wish away
We come down defeated for another day
Lost at the land’s end, lay to rest upon the shore
a dream forever more

[v. OFF TO SEA]

But the sun rose again the next day
and you can’t keep a desperate dream at bay
They tore their tent into a sail, as persistent winds prevailed - Their cart they converted to a rickety raft
Rob had once sailed the sea (and none of the other three – but that was OK…. they set sail anyway)

[vi. SEA MONSTER BATTLE]

The breeze fell in a lull
The cart floated aimlessly on eerie, calm waters
Francis couldn’t shake the feeling that something dangerous in the deep… was stirring

The ocean swelled, and the boat rocked
A creature started rising
Eyes of yellow, a tailfin green – and thirty feet of Sea Monster in between!

Rarrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!

Ancient, dragon-like eyes fixed on the helpless four
Terrified, Robbie and Steve froze in the creature’s massive shadow
But Barry was trained in Eastern Meditation, & combined with the adrenaline, he experienced an odd clarity of focus
He assembled his drumkit and prepared to chase away the beast by unleashing a frenzied flurry of drum fills!

Barry vs. the Sea Monster!

Sea Monster/Drum solos: Steve/Barry

Raaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrghhhh!

And as the waves subsided, the mighty Sea Monster looked upon them and said,
Simon: “Hey, your drummer’s pretty good! Grab onto my tail, and I’ll pull you to a secret island with a bunch of
cool musicians you can jam with.”


[vii. THE ISLE APPEARS]

And as the monster towed them ‘round
they raised their eyes and felt the sound
as out of the mist a mountain peak was rising

Simon: “Welcome to our secret isle of groove”
“I’m Simon, its protector, and you fellows four have proved
you’ve a part to play in my friends’ favorite tunes
which they’ve practiced now for decades since their jam band got marooned
back in nineteen seventy-nine
oh, the times they were a changin’
mainland music became an assembly line
‘til finally they saw no point to return, so
they settled here forever, where their songs ring out eternal

“their radios were all shut down
they formed their own live music town
and never wondered if the mainland missed them”

And as the raft was pulling in, Steve sensed the battle he must win, was
to convince this band to go back with them… and play the mainland

[vii. CONVINCING THE ISLANDERS]

Islanders: “Welcome to our island, we’re so glad you’re here”
“we have had no visitors, in over 30 years
Fire up the barbeque, we can grill some leeks
drink some cool papaya juice we’ve been ripening for weeks

“Your tiny raft looks suspicious – if you press your luck you might sink
so, you’re stuck here. Have another drink.

“Come tomorrow morning, we’ll give you the tour
visit the vegetable garden & get a taste of the local allure
Sail the coastline in our fancy boat
Simon kindly tows it, since our fuel ran out years ago
“Now go grab your guitar, man… bring those cymbals and drums
jam in 5/4 ‘til the morning comes

Food and music were stunning, as the red sun went down darkness fell on the isle!

Steve: “Listen close to what I tell you: Such a tragic tale of woe
Our home town’s been taken over! Fluff and dreaded megaphones!

Islanders: “Sad, but not our problem, how things have devolved
“Mainland music is terrible… do you think that’s something you’ll solve?
Now do you get it - why we settled here?
Only groovy live music, and no mega-phonies to fear

Steve and Rob were confounded, Francis just shook his head. Simon suddenly said:

Simon: “What’s the point of all the singing if deep down nobody cares?
“Pale platitudes, friends, to meaningless ends, if this next generation is destined to fend for themselves
Won’t you help? Just one show?

Islanders: “All right, Simon. Bring the boat, let’s go.”

[ix. JOUNEY HOME]

Simon the Sea Monster’s flippers were fleet, as the band played the evening sun down
His nautical knowledge was true and complete, and he knew of a port close to town

Sailing at twilight and on through the night, back to the Land of No Groove
They were tired but finally feeling all right, as the hope in their hearts was renewed

From the big quest, at the dawn returning
grand adventure far away
at the shoreline, now the sun is rising
sailing back to the tale’s beginning

The band stepped ashore, waving goodbye to Simon. He was off to the sea… they, to lead a revolution

[x. GROOVE REVOLUTION*]

Storming home with a 16-piece band
waves of sound pouring out, sweeping over the land

Blasting out from the town’s center square
the long lost groove moving through the air

Singin’, “You can’t stop it now, the music’s taking over, people!”
Singin’, “You can’t fight it now, the Groove is gonna overthrow!

One by one the megaphones fell
from rooftops, retransmitters, distant hotels
The meaningless music that ruined the sound for a whole generation
was finally brought down!
Drivel got drowned out, feet started to move
then the crowd went contagious and danced to the groove, in the
RE – VO – LU – TION, ‘cause
You Can’t Fight The Music Taking Over People

Singin’, “You can’t stop it now, the music’s takin’ over, people!”
You can’t fight it now, the groove is gonna overthrow!

Sing it, “You can’t stop it now, the music’s takin’ over, people!”
You can’t fight it now, THE GROOVE IS GONNA OVERTHROW!'

Well?

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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #67 on: Fri, 2011-06-24, 07:14:01 »
As you may or may not know, Swedish progmetal band Wolverine has released a new album, called Communication Lost.

I was anticipating this release for quite some time, especially since the last album, Still, was released in 2006.

One of the tracks on this album is Your Favourite War and it is trully a great song. One of the best I've heard this year, no lies.

Here are the lyrics:

Quote from: Wolverine
There’s a war inside you
And I can’t escape the ground
I’m losing my lifeline
Because you just can’t face the truth

Your face deceives me
You tie me with your words
Fall on your own stones
But still it’s my mistake

Forgive me… Forgive me for your sins…

I want to ease your pain
But you turn your head away
I found you in your rain
But you can’t find me

This stupid game we’re playing
You know we both will lose
Locking all your doors
No one gets in, no one gets out

Please release the rope that holds me
So I can reach your mind
There’s something holding me
Oh, there’s someone holding me

Forgive me… Forgive me for your words…

I want to ease your pain
But you turn your head away
I found you in your rain
But you can’t find me
I want to ease your pain
But you turn your head away
I found you in your rain
But you can’t find me

I want to ease your pain…
I found you in your rain…
I want to ease your pain…
I found you in your rain
But you can’t find me…

And here's the video that goes along these lyrics.

Watch and be amazed.  8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1nmFBo2FKM

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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #68 on: Tue, 2012-04-10, 22:54:30 »
KEVIN GILBERT - Tea For One
(Thud, 1995)

Duncan was always cautious
Never the one to take a stand
Convinced to the bone
That he's happier alone
And to justify the part
Keeps a closely guarded heart

Standing amidst the subway
He spies the lady of his dreams
And catches her stare
Long enough to make him care
"Oh my Lord, if Beauty has a name
Then hers must be the same..."

Lights upon empty rooms
Home too soon, home too soon
Somewhere inside he burns
It looks like tea for one again
Looks like tea for one again
Again...

He sees her every day now
And each day he walks her to her door
But ever polite
He still sleeps alone at night
He keeps desire at bay
Afraid to change his way

Lights upon empty rooms
Home too soon, home too soon
Somewhere inside he burns
It looks like tea for one again
Looks like tea for one again
Looks like tea for one again
Again...

Grey Monday evening finds him
Making their usual stops alone
Where can she be?
He just had to go and see
And there's roses in his hand
For his new romantic plans

Caught in the pouring rain
He crouches beneath her awning
And there through the screen
Spies his lady of esteem
Not alone
And there's rapture on her face
Within a man's embrace.

Lights upon empty rooms
Home too soon, home too soon
Somewhere inside he burns
It looks like tea for one again

Lights upon empty rooms
Home too soon, home too soon
Somewhere inside he burns
It looks like tea for one again
Looks like tea for one again

Tea for one again
It's gonna be tea for one again

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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #69 on: Thu, 2012-04-12, 16:30:57 »
hmmm, pretty sad, that one :/
missed chances and everything...
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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #70 on: Thu, 2012-04-12, 16:51:16 »
KEVIN GILBERT - Tea For One
(Thud, 1995)

Duncan was always cautious

Never heard myself mentioned in a lyric before  :o

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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #71 on: Sat, 2012-07-07, 19:46:59 »
Another Wolverine!!

Pulse!
Also from Communication Lost. ;)

"Ou would hide a face of pain
Laugh at all the hurt before you
Nothing would cloud your smile
You were stronger than me

When she graced your life you changed
Past erased by a new-found presence
Walls that you once had built
Fell when she arrived

There came a beast, tore out your heart
Drained your blood while I watched
Before my eyes, you were destroyed
Left me there on my own

At times I did think you'd heal
When I saw the strength in your eyes
That glimpse would bring me hope
A beacon in the night
Soon hope would fade and you'd fall apart
Fallen angel of mine
Before our eyes, you were destroyed
Left us there on our own

Fell down, fell down
I reached out for your light
Failed to stay strong
As you let go of life

Not sure that time will heal
All the pain and hurt we suffered
Still, now is far from then
Nurtured by her laughter

Caged in your heart, striving to be
The beast will always haunt you
Wounds of the past shall bleed again
But you will heal by our side

Fell down, fell down
I reached out for your light
Failed to stay strong
As you let go of life
Failed to stay strong
But I will hold you now"

Watch/hear this song on Youtube. :)
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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #72 on: Mon, 2012-07-09, 11:39:33 »
This is one of my favourites both musically and lyrically.

"On The Turning Away"

On the turning away
From the pale and downtrodden
And the words they say
Which we won't understand
"Don't accept that what's happening
Is just a case of others' suffering
Or you'll find that you're joining in
The turning away"
It's a sin that somehow
Light is changing to shadow
And casting it's shroud
Over all we have known
Unaware how the ranks have grown
Driven on by a heart of stone
We could find that we're all alone
In the dream of the proud
On the wings of the night
As the daytime is stirring
Where the speechless unite
In a silent accord
Using words you will find are strange
And mesmerised as they light the flame
Feel the new wind of change
On the wings of the night
No more turning away
From the weak and the weary
No more turning away
From the coldness inside
Just a world that we all must share
It's not enough just to stand and stare
Is it only a dream that there'll be
No more turning away?

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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #73 on: Mon, 2012-07-09, 16:27:37 »
@Iggy;  8)
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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #74 on: Tue, 2012-07-10, 08:43:35 »
How about this

"The More We Live - Let Go"

You and I can change the world;
The more we live, the more we learn, the more we know.
From this moment on we share the world;
The more we give, the more we love, the more we grow.
The spirit of imagination can lead us through the dark;
The more we see, the more we try, the more we show.
The evidence of our confusion, life has left its mark;
The more we fear, the more we lie, the more we hide.

As we walk into tomorrow (Turning away from the path we know)
Holding the future with our hands (We carry the weight of the world we go)
It's up to you and I (We hold the key; we hold the answer)

All our thoughts of doubt and fear (We leave it all by one)
The more we live, the more we learn, the more we know.
For each of us the road is clear and life has just begun;
The more we give, the more we love, the more we grow.
It's time to ease the thoughts we set for ourselves;
The more we fear, the more we lie, the more we hide.
All we need is just to believe in ourselves;
We face the truth, we see it clear, with no disguise.

Cast away our doubt and sorrow (Turning away from the past we know)
The Universe and all can be (Showing the fate of the world we know)
Together you and I, we hold the key to all the answers (Let go)