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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #75 on: Sat, 2012-08-04, 08:08:19 »
Intervention

By André Andersen (mastermind of Royal Hunt)

Would you believe if I said that all what you know is gone?
Nightmare, which you never thought could come out of your
dream...
It's done, I tell you
Purposeless rage came down from the skies
Counting the end of your world - open your eyes.

Fire is eating your house, erasing the word "tomorrow"
Time's standing still and your mind is about to explode of
pain and sorrow
Help less and weak you look at the skies.
Horror of capital crime's in front of your eyes.

Wishes and hopes in the mud, under their boots, are fading
away

Leaving you out in the cold - lost and alone, unwilling
making nightmares and fears
To something you feel - like they're real
Pieces of led for your life - it's part of the deal

Out in the rain, here I am, down on my knees for you, father
Tell me just what have we done one to another
Out in the rain, here I am, praying and begging you, father
Look what you're letting us do one to another

God, how can you let me see...
My eyes are tired of watching betrayal and lies
Up there, beware - we build the cross you were once forced
to bare.
Quiet and cold you look from the skies.
We are your tragic mistake - so open your eyes.


- not to mention the music  *horns*

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 #76 on: Sat, 2012-08-04, 20:11:05 »
That is indeed a very nice lyric.
Thanks, Nicky!  8)
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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #77 on: Sat, 2012-08-04, 20:14:25 »
Echolyn - The End Is Beautiful

Lyrics by Ray Weston

At first the attraction was innocent
I wasn't looking for a friend
It didn't take that long to poison her
She fell hard

Pain introduced us
I wanted someone I could hurt

Follow the trail of bottles and cigarettes
That leads to the hole that's in her chest
I said some things I never should have thought
I made her cry again

Pain introduced us
I wanted someone I could hurt

Drive in circles
Wait for the words
How to tell her
She's not the one

How do I tell her the end is beautiful?

Never meant for things to go this far
But love hears what it wants
Pull a blanket over yesterday
Let someone else find it

Pain introduced us
I wanted someone I could hurt
Pain introduced us
I wanted someone I could hurt

I made her hate enough to kill
Doesn't make it right
I made her hate enough to kill
Doesn't make it right
Doesn't make it right
Doesn't make it right

How do I tell her the end is beautiful?
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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #78 on: Fri, 2012-08-10, 01:06:23 »
This is one of my favourites both musically and lyrically.

"On The Turning Away"

Momentary Lapse is  sooo underrated!

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. ;)

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I agree. This is probably my favorite DS album!

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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #79 on: Wed, 2012-08-22, 23:34:23 »
~Headspace - Soldier ~

"When I return, I'll be a soldier
I'm simply living in this army holding
There's nothing to fear, except the war I hear
and civilians in their combat clothing
But there is no answer when you ask where it's all leading
There must be something we can say or do
Who can belong inside an army town
when we're all fighting to get out of here?

When I return and I'm much older,
I...I often wonder, will the...the war be over?
And how will I feel that I was sent to kill
with decisions I have no control of?
There is no answer when you ask where it's all leading
There must be something we can say or do
Who can belong inside an army town
when we're all fighting to get out of here?
Out of here

When I return and it's all over,
I...I hope you'll carry me upon your shoulder
and walk up the hill beneath the cannon,
and lay my body down with...with my companions
There is no answer when you ask where it's all leading
There must be something we can say or do"
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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #80 on: Thu, 2012-08-23, 23:37:30 »
~ Demians - Porcelain ~

"Show me what
I have been missing
All this time
Echoes were right
Only thinking about yourself
Pixilate
Show me the way

Through the blue

Throwing stones
In your house of glass
Roll the dice
Echoes were right
Only thinking about yourself
Pixilate
Show me the way

Say what you're really
Looking for
And everything you ever
Wanted
When what you're really looking for
Breaks before your
Very eyes

Say you're really looking for
Everything you ever
Wanted
What you're really looking for
Breaks before your
Very eyes"
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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #81 on: Fri, 2012-08-24, 09:54:42 »
~ Demians - Unspoken ~

"sometimes… so strange… cut up the pain
some things… arrange… always the same
come into the scene… closer… and please smile

again
come for a walk… together… in this wasteland

these comforting words i'd want you to hear…
i'm only dreaming

this is the moment i was waiting for
i was burning to welcome you into my world
so tired of crossing your path once more
i thought we’d walk the same way after all

the words are yet to come,
and still i feel like silence is meaning so

much more
to tell you what’s unspoken but remains inside
i feel so quiet i will rise

sometimes… so strange… cut up the pain
these comforting words i’d want you to say..
i’m only craving

in this dream i never had before
the warmth filling me makes me crave for more
the space between us doesn’t matter
within this time we spent together

the words are yet to come…
and still i feel like silence is meaning so

much more
to tell you what’s unspoken but remains inside
i feel so quiet i will rise

tonight… you just… cut up the pain
nothing will ever be the same
i'll leave… the scene.. but please smile again
thanks for the walk… together… we’ll meet

again…"
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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #82 on: Fri, 2012-08-24, 14:30:36 »
 8)  Mad

I actually read all the lyrics that are posted here - just as I read and try out all the other stuff posted in the Room - I'm not sure that all others do - it's somethin called sharing  ;)

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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« Reply #83 on: Fri, 2012-08-24, 14:39:45 »
Follow Me

By André Andersen (Royal Hunt)

If pictures could talk there'd be too many voices
If sorrow could scream I'd be deaf in a day
I beg my memories to slowly fade away
Too many voices

If pain could've been seen there'd be too many faces
wherever I'd go, I'd rather be blind
And in the darkest night I'd loose my guiding light
but you I'll find even if I'm blind

Follow me, but I don't know where I'm going
Follow me down the road to something new
Follow me, there's no other way of knowing
what your heart is telling you

I'm planting my hopes and I harvest illusions
year after year, understood by a few
Sometimes it seems like I'm getting through to you
but it's just an illusion

I'm so afraid of loosing you
but there's nothing I can do
Nothing I can do but my heart is calling you -
follow me

- 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 #84 on: Wed, 2012-08-29, 21:15:48 »
~ Vanden Plas - Quicksilver ~


"We're searching for the meaning of it all
And finding trails on sand drifts formed of bones
A broken footstep filled with twilight
Can you find a way
Under Pathway finders lamplight
Talk to me - And say that we are leaving
Find a way - To the eternal town of ghosts

Fireflies shine so faint and fragile
Neonizing a town with their darklight
A lovecrafted vision
Of Shadowking's paradise
A city of wasted souls
Among the palace of the flies
Stay with me tonight holy parasite
Climb into the time - Searching heaven
I hear the revelation cry
Searching Jesus - Finding neverland

Sinking in your arms quicksilver moon
Hold me evermore
"The Seraphic Clockwork" tells the truth
In the psalms of Judas
On my way - I'm here to find you
On my way - And this feels like coming home

Fireflies shine so faint and fragile
Neonizing a town with their nonlight
These sacred poetics
Are darkminded auguries
Let the circle of tanakh
Revolve the old quixotic gear

I'm afraid to live not afraid to die
Now it's in my hands - saving heaven
I hear the premonition cry
"Finding Jesus" in a paper world

This serpent delta hides an island
Where ghosts have built a paperdome
Out of original predictions
Over the years they turned to stone
And soldiers gamble for a garment
They want to crucify His son
Inside of a manual "The Judas Revelation"
I read a prophecy that my yesterday will come
Stay with me tonight holy parasite
Wasted things to find here in aion
I hear the revelation cry
Searching Jesus - Finding neverland"
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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #85 on: Thu, 2012-10-04, 00:57:06 »
~ Genesis - Dream While You Sleep ~

"In and out of darkness, in and out of sleep
trying to keep my hands upon the wheel.
Never saw the corner in the driving rain.
I never saw her step into the street.

Dreaming while you sleep
dreaming while you sleep
memories to keep
dreaming while you sleep

I can never understand what went thru my mind
I didn't stop to see what I had done.
Had to keep on driving deep into the night
the miles between would somehow put it right

Dreaming while you sleep
dreaming while you sleep
memories to keep
dreaming while you sleep

All my life you lie silently there
All my life in a world so unfair
All my life and only I'll know why
and it will live inside of me,
I will never be free all my life,
trapped in her memory all my life
Till the day that you open your eyes,
please open your eyes

Dreaming while you sleep
dreaming while you sleep

Heard it on the radio, saw it on TV,
but could I take my secret to the grave.
If I had another chance, would I do the same.
Would I still deny that it was me.

Dreaming while you sleep
dreaming while you sleep
Dreaming while you sleep,
Are you dreaming while you sleep?

All my life I'll be haunted by
all my life just one moment in time
all my life until the day I die
and it will live inside of me
Oh I will never be free all my life
trapped in her memory all my life
Till the day that you open your eyes

All of my life - you lie silently there
All my life - in a world so unfair
All my life - and only I know why
And it will live inside of me
I will never be free all my life
Trapped in her memory - all my life
Till the day that you open your eyes.

All of my life.
Just one moment of time, all my life."

Sad story, really.
Kind of lyrics that hits you in the face.
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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #86 on: Sun, 2012-12-16, 00:04:09 »
Deep Purple ~ Perfect Strangers

"
Can you remember remember my name
As I flow through your life
A thousand oceans I have flown
And cold spirits of ice
All my life
I am the echo of your past

I am returning the echo of a point in time
Distant faces shine
A thousand warriors I have known
And laughing as the spirits appear
All your life
Shadows of another day

And if you hear me talking on the wind
You've got to understand
We must remain
Perfect Strangers

I know I must remain inside this silent
well of sorrow

A strand of silver hanging through the
sky
Touching more than you see
The voice of ages in your mind
Is aching with the dead of the night
Precious life (your tears are lost in
falling rain)

And if you hear me talking on the wind
You've got to understand
We must remain
Perfect Strangers"
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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #87 on: Sat, 2013-02-02, 00:16:31 »
Riverside ~ The Debth of Self-Delusion

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I could be foreign forever to your otherland
I could be foreign forevermore to your promiseland
One life was great, but another…
No, I don't want to live on the edge
I won't follow you
I found my own
I will stay
I could be foreign forever to your hastenland
I could be foreign forevermore to your neverland
One little brick, then another,
And I will build that wall anyway
You can find me there,
Rested and calm, without mask
This is where I will stay

Look around where we are who we are
What we always want
Twenty-four, seven, three sixty-five
Sometimes little more
I was chasing your shadow,
Not knowing I'd become your slave

I could be foreign forever to your otherland
I could be foreign forevermore to your promiseland
One life was great, but another…
No, I don't want to live on the edge
I won't follow you
I found my own
I will stay
I could stay forevermore

I've said a farewell to never-ending smiles
I did not look good in red
From my place I can finally see
How much of this shade I called myself was me,
And what was left behind

I could be foreign forever to your otherland
I could be foreign forevermore to your promiseland
One life was great, but another…
No, I don't want to live on the edge
I won't follow you
I found my own
I will stay
I could stay forevermore

I've said a farewell to never-ending smiles
From my place I can finally see
How much of this shade I called myself was me,
And what was left behind"

A great song, from a just as great album!
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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #88 on: Mon, 2013-02-11, 22:00:26 »
I really like this track

Pain of Salvation - To the shoreline

I'm far from sober
And she's far from sane
But she takes my hand
And she pulls me away

She leads me down to the shoreline
She leads me down to the sea
She pulls me into the water
And then she whispers to me

Love, you known that I can make you stronger
Love, you know that I can make yiou brave
But there's one thing that you must remember,
That I am to far gone for you to save

Like sand through her fingers
The night slips away
She gave me her body
But never her name

I followed her to the shoreline
I'd follow her to the grave
To sinking ships in the darkness
And we are much to close to break away

And I know that she will make me stronger
And I know that she will make me see
And I know that she will make me hunger
But I don't know what more she'll do to me

And she said you know that I can make you stronger
Love, you know that I can make you brave
But there is one thing that you must remember
That I am to far gone for you to save

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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #89 on: Mon, 2014-09-29, 09:55:49 »
Marillion ~ Power (Sounds That Can't be Made 2012)

"You carry me around
Like loose change jingle-jangling
At the bottom of your bag
You don't seem to feel it though
As you swing down the street
Walking that unique birthday-candle glow

In broad daylight
In broad daylight

And you don't even know
The way I love you

You never knew power, did you?
You thought that power was in a strong arm
People pass the laws and gold
Tsunamis and mushroom clouds

Oh babe that's nothing

You think it's kind of sweet
The stammer and the tremble in my voice
But don’t mistake it for weakness
Or some kind of incompleteness
'Cause round about now
I can feel it tingle-tangling
It's coiled up inside me
And it’s ready to blow

You never knew power, did you?
Thought it fizzed in the overhead lines
Burning steel and bone to carbon
A Saturn-5 in a vertical climb

You never knew power, did you?
Thought it roared like Niagara Falls
Or melted stone under volcanoes
Earthquake, thunder, lightning, storms

The way I love you
Is something you don't understand

The way I love you
Took more than I could imagine, even now
You never knew power
All the time you felt so strong

But now you can't function
Awake or asleep
As the meaningless world falls away from your feet
And the Universe ceases its light-speed retreat
Life was sweet in the meteor shower
Of the star-high divine
When you sparkled and fell
From heaven to hell

And ten years grinding by in every hour
In every hour
I know all about power

Listen to the rain
You might feel a tremble
You might feel it"

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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #90 on: Sun, 2015-01-11, 21:18:31 »
Pink Floyd ~ Yet Another Movie

"One sound, one single sound
One kiss, one single kiss
A face outside the window pane
However did it come to this?
A man who ran, a child who cried
A girl who heard, a voice that lied
The sun that burned a fiery red
The vision of an empty bed
The use of force, he was so tough
She'll soon submit, she's had enough
The march of fate, the broken will
Someone is lying very still
He has laughed and he has cried
He has fought and he has died
He's just the same as all the rest
He's not the worst, he's not the best
And still this ceaseless murmuring
The babbling that I brook
The seas of faces, eyes upraised
The empty screen, the vacant look
A man in black on a snow white horse,
A pointless life has run its course,
The red rimmed eyes, the tears still run
As he fades into the setting sun"
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« Reply #91 on: Sat, 2015-02-28, 22:38:33 »
Symphony X ~ Egypt

"Endless sands of Alnantees - etched in
gold, a city lost in time
and from the Sea - A Child speaks of
things unseen,
before the King - a teller of the Rhyme

Five align - hidden in the word a
message locked in time
find the Key - it draws the final line
between what is and what should never
be

Gaze in these eyes my child and see -
here by my side, you're destined to be
Fears in the night flee with the Sun - if
we are One
Kingdom of Gold I lay at your feet -
Ruler of Time and Space you will be
Rivers of Truth forever will run - if we
are One

From the ruins of Atlantis, the Lord of
Night rises from the sands
He seeks the one - his serpent's tail and
twisted tongue -
a bringer of War - Destroyer of the land

Five align - hidden in the word a
message locked in time
find the Key - it draws the final line
between what is and what should never
be

"Rise my minions - from within the deep
abyss
my disciples - thunder this necropolis"

Gaze in these eyes my child and see -
here by my side, you're destined to be
Fears in the night chasin the Sun - now
we are One
Kingdom of Gold now lay at my feet -
Ruler of Time and Space I will be
Rivers of Lies forever will run - now we
are One"

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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #92 on: Fri, 2016-10-28, 22:16:58 »
Why should we only limit ourself to prog- or progrelated lyrics?

This next one is just as proggish to me as Marillion is. ;)
Sort of.  8)

Robbie Robertson ~ Somewhere Down the Crazy River

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Yeah, I can see it now
The distant red neon shivered in the heat
I was feeling like a stranger in a strange land
You know where people play games with the night
God, it was too hot to sleep
I followed the sound of a jukebox coming from up the levee
All of a sudden I could hear somebody whistling
Fromright behind me
I turned around and she said
"Why do you always end up down at Nick's Cafe?"
I said "I don't know, the wind just kind of pushed me this way."
She said "Hang the rich."

Catch the blue train
To places never been before
Look for me
Somewhere down the crazy river
Somewhere down the crazy river
Catch the blue train
All the way to Kokomo
You can find me
Somewhere down the crazy river
Somewhere down the crazy river

Take a picture of this
The fields are empty, abandoned '59 Chevy
Laying in the back seat listening to Little Willie John
Yea, that's when time stood still
You know, I think I'm gonna go down to Madam X
And let her read my mind
She said "That Voodoo stuff don't do nothing for me."

I'm a man with a clear destination
I'm a man with a broad imagination
You fog the mind, you stir the soul
I can't find, ... no control

Catch the blue train
To places never been before
Look for me
Somewhere down the crazy river
Somewhere down the crazy river
Catch the blue train
All the way to Kokomo
You can find me
Somewhere down the crazy river
Somewhere down the crazy river

Wait, did you hear that
Oh this is sure stirring up some ghosts for me
She said "There's one thing you've got to learn
Is not to be afraid of it."
I said "No, I like it, I like it, it's good."
She said "You like it now
But you'll learn to love it later."

I been spellbound - falling in trances
I been spellbound - falling in trances
You give me shivers - chills and fever
I been spellbound - somewhere down the crazy river

Enjoy this video. 8)
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Re: Great lyrics
« Reply #93 on: Fri, 2016-10-28, 22:20:29 »
And here's another!
Two for the price of one. ;)

Murray Head ~ One Night in Bangkok.

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Bangkok, Oriental setting
And the city don't know that the city is getting
The creme de la creme of the chess world in a
Show with everything but Yul Brynner

Time flies doesn't seem a minute
Since the Tirolean spa had the chess boys in it
All change don't you know that when you
Play at this level there's no ordinary venue

It's Iceland or the Philippines or Hastings or
or this place!

One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster
The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
You'll find a god in every golden cloister
And if you're lucky then the god's a she
I can feel an angel sliding up to me

One town's very like another
When your head's down over your pieces, brother

It's a drag, it's a bore, it's really such a pity
To be looking at the board, not looking at the city

Whaddya mean? Ya seen one crowded, polluted, stinking town

Tea, girls, warm, sweet
Some are set up in the Somerset Maugham suite

Get Thai'd! You're talking to a tourist
Whose every move's among the purest
I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine

One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble
Not much between despair and ecstasy
One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble
Can't be too careful with your company
I can feel the devil walking next to me

Siam's gonna be the witness
To the ultimate test of cerebral fitness
This grips me more than would a
Muddy old river or reclining Buddha

And thank God I'm only watching the game controlling it

I don't see you guys rating
The kind of mate I'm contemplating
I'd let you watch, I would invite you
But the queens we use would not excite you

So you better go back to your bars, your temples, your massage
parlours

One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster
The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
You'll find a god in every golden cloister
A little flesh, a little history
I can feel an angel sliding up to me

One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble
Not much between despair and ecstasy
One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble
Can't be too careful with your company
I can feel the devil walking next to me

Enjoy this video.  8)
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