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191. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

You're not always easy to share space with.
Some days you wake up ten times bigger than you are.
I can't get my arms around you
And we are silent worlds apart.
Should I introduce myself?

I'm pleased to meet you
You don't seem to recognise me
But you know you look just like someone
That I used to know.
I'm pleased to meet you
You know I think you used to love me
But now it seems like that was a whole lifetime ago.

If you don't look at me do I disappear?
And all you say these days are things that I don't wanna hear.
I don't think that you remember (I don't think that you recall)
It was always you and me against the world.
But I'll introduce myself

I'm pleased to meet you
You don't seem to recognise me
But you know you look just like someone
That I used to know.
I'm pleased to meet you
You know I think you used to love me
But now it seems like that was a whole lifetime ago.

So I guess I'll see you round sometime
And one day you might
Think we've met before
You'll turn to me and say,

I'm pleased to meet you
You don't seem to recognise me
But you know you look just like someone
That I used to know.....

I'm pleased to meet you
You know I think you used to love me
But now it seems like that was a whole lifetime ago.

"Pleased to meet you" - Aneiki

192. Posted by Odysseas (Full Member 1359 posts) 10y

Have you ever seen the colour of my father's eyes?

193. Posted by me.da (Full Member 96 posts) 10y

Wonder if you can pick up my accent on the phone
When I call across the country, when i call across the world
See you in my kitchen, I can picture you now,
As you toast to your small town and you drink the happy hour.

I'm in London still.

I took the tube over to Camden to wander around,
I bought some funky records with that old motown sound,
And I miss you like my left arm thats been lost in a war.
Today I dream of home and not of London anymore

I'm in London still.

You know its ok, I'm kind of happy for now.
Think I've finally grown up and got myself a lover now.
And if I ever come home and I, I think I will,
I hope you're gonna wanna hang at my place on sundays still.

Oh yeah I hope you will, cos im in London still.

You know we got it sorted yeah, we really got it down
To a fine art on Sunday in a sleepy Sunday town.
I wonder what I'm missing, think of songs I've never heard
I'm dreaming of your voices, and I'm dreaming of your hurt.

I'm in London still, I'm in London still.
la-la-la-la London still.
I'm in London.

the Waifs

194. Posted by Gerrit_BE (Full Member 83 posts) 10y

Excellent topic. I do lyrics analysis as a hobby, and am a devote music fan. So I can publish a whole list here. Will stick to the most essential. By the way, do you mean : songs of which the lyrics self-reflect your own emotions, or generally good lyrics? In the latter case I can come up with pages long I'm afraid... I'll start with a few that I consider self-reflecting.

"There's a club you would like to go
You could meet somebody who really loves you
So you go and you stand on your own
And you leave on your own
And you go home and you cry and you want to die"
(The Smiths - How Soon Is Now)

"I am on the chopping block, chopping off my stopping thoughts
Self-doubt and selfism were the cheapest things I ever bought
...
We can't tell our left from rights, but we know we love extremes
Getting to grips with the ups and downs, because there's nothing in between"
(Echo & The Bunnymen - The Back of Love)

"Keep it flaming your desire, always rising higher
Aim for stars and hit the sky"
(Echo & The Bunnymen - Evergreen)

"This is the one for the money
This is the one for the trees
This is the one called heaven
This is the one for me"
(Echo & The Bunnymen - With A Hip)

"Take me out tonight, take me anywhere, I don't care, I don't care
And in the darkened underpass I thought: oh god, my chance has come at last
But then a strange fear gripped me and I just couldn't ask"
(The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out)

"Flying and I'm never coming down
You're trying but you know you must soon come down
All my colours turn to clouds..."
(Echo & The Bunnymen - All My Colours/Zimbo)

"We can dream all we want to"
(Siouxsie & The Banshees - Rhapsody)

"In darkness there is no sin, light only brings the fear
Nothing to corrupt the eyes, there is no vision here
At first you may find it strange, but do not go away
The darkness holds a power that you won't find in the day"
(The Damned - Wait For The Black-Out)

"Run away from all your boredom, run away from all your whoredom
and wave your worries and cares goodbye
All it takes is one decision, a lot of guts and a little vision
to wave your worries and cares goodbye"
(Placebo - Slave to the Wage)

"And sorrow's native son, he will not rise to anyone"
(The Smiths - Pretty Girls Make Graves)

195. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

This has been stuck in my head for days....

I can't escape this hell,
So many times I've tried,
But I'm still caged inside,
Somebody get me through this nightmare,
I can't control myself.

So what if you can see,
The darkest side of me,
No one will ever change this animal I have become.
Help me believe it's not the real me.
Somebody help me tame this animal.
~Three Days Grace, Animal I have become

196. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 10y

Won't Get Fooled Again

We'll be fighting in the streets
With our children at our feet
And the morals that they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgment of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun sings the song

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again

The change, it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the fold, that's all
And the world looks just the same
And history ain't changed
'Cause the banners, they are flown in the next war

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
No, no

I'll move myself and my family aside
If we happen to be left half alive
I'll get all my papers and smile at the sky
Though I know that the hypnotized never lie
Do ya?

There's nothing in the streets
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Are now parting on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
Don't get fooled again
No, no

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss

THE WHO

197. Posted by imwinnie (Budding Member 72 posts) 10y

somehow i'm attracted to sad songs...
and after watching "Click"...

If you, if you could return
Dont let it burn, dont let it fade
I'm sure I'm not being rude
But it's just your attitude
It's tearing me apart
It's ruining everything
And I swore, I swore I would be true
And honey so did you
So why were you holding her hand
Is that the way we stand
Were you lying all the time
Was it just a game to you

But I'm in so deep
You know I'm such a fool for you
You got me wrapped around your finger
Do you have to let it linger
Do you have to, do you have to
Do you have to let it linger

198. Posted by djiboutici (Full Member 465 posts) 10y

Francis Cabrel
Petite Marie

Paroles et Musique: Francis Cabrel 1977 "Les murs de poussière"

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Petite Marie, je parle de toi
Parce qu'avec ta petite voix
Tes petites manies, tu as versé sur ma vie
Des milliers de roses
Petite furie, je me bats pour toi
Pour que dans dix mille ans de ça
On se retrouve à l'abri, sous un ciel aussi joli
Que des milliers de roses
Je viens du ciel et les étoiles entre elles
Ne parlent que de toi
D'un musicien qui fait jouer ses mains
Sur un morceau de bois
De leur amour plus bleu que le ciel autour
Petite Marie, je t'attends transi
Sous une tuile de ton toit
Le vent de la nuit froide me renvoie la ballade
Que j'avais écrite pour toi
Petite furie, tu dis que la vie
C'est une bague à chaque doigt
Au soleil de Floride, moi mes poches sont vides
Et mes yeux pleurent de froid
Je viens du ciel et les étoiles entre elles
Ne parlent que de toi
D'un musicien qui fait jouer ses mains
Sur un morceau de bois
De leur amour plus bleu que le ciel autour
Dans la pénombre de ta rue
Petite Marie, m'entends-tu ?
Je n'attends plus que toi pour partir...
Dans la pénombre de ta rue
Petite Marie, m'entends-tu ?
Je n'attends plus que toi pour partir...
Je viens du ciel et les étoiles entre elles
Ne parlent que de toi
D'un musicien qui fait jouer ses mains
Sur un morceau de bois
De leur amour plus bleu que le ciel autour

I love this Guy,i saw him for the 1st time last year in the South Of France(Marseilles)...Apologies in advance for those who do not speak French,translation available...B Happy Peoples...

199. Posted by Gerrit_BE (Full Member 83 posts) 10y

Lately I discovered A Perfect Circle and quickly fell in love with this band. They have a very unique sound and a world class vocalist (Maynard Keenan, also known from Tool). This song recently blew me away so much that it played approx 50 times during the last two days:

run, desire, run this sexual being
run him like a blade to & through the heart
no conscience, one motive...
to cater to the hollow.
screaming feed me, fill me up again.
temporarily pacify this hungering.
so, grow, libido, throw dominoes of
indiscretions down.
falling all around in cycles/circles.
constantly consuming.
conquer and devour.
it's time to bring this fire down.
bridle all this indiscretion
long enough to edify and permanently fill this hollow.
feed me, fill me up again.
temporarily pacify this hungering.

It's about the emptyness and meaninglessness of one night stands and sex, an idea that I always had and this really puts it into words very well. Glad I'm not the only one out there who finds sex overrated.

And of course another APC, Brena, has the most romantic lyrics. He calls his girlfriend 'my reflection'. That goes so much deeper than any other name, as it shows his love AND the reason for his love: because he recognises himself in her personality and because they share a bond so strong they almost reflect each other. Beautiful lyric.

my reflection
wraps and pulls me under
healing waters to be
bathed in brena.
guides me safely in
worlds i’ve never been to
heal me, heal me,
my dear brena.
so vulnerable
but it’s all right.
heal me, heal me,
my dear brena.
show me lonely
and show me openings
to lead me closer to you,
my dear brena.
so vulnerable
but it’s all right.
opening to heal...
opening to heal...

200. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

If you could only see the way she loves me
Then maybe you would understand
Why I feel this way about our love
And what I must do
If you could only see how blue her eyes can be when she says
When she says she loves me

Well you got your reasons
And you got your lies
And you got your manipulations
They cut me down to size

Sayin you love but you dont
You give your love but you wont

If you could only see the way she loves me
Then maybe you would understand
Why I feel this way about our love
And what I must do
If you could only see how blue her eyes can be when she says
When she says she loves me

Seems the road less traveled
Shows happiness unraveled
And you got to take a little dirt
To keep what you love
Thats what you gotta do

Sayin you love but you dont
You give your love but you wont
Youre stretching out your arms to something thats just not there
Sayin you love where you stand
Give your heart when you can

If you could only see the way she loves me
Then maybe you would understand
Why I feel this way about our love
And what I must do
If you could only see how blue her eyes can be when she says
When she says she loves me

Sayin you love but you dont
You give your love but you wont
Sayin you love where you stand
Give your heart when you can

If you could only see the way she loves me
Then maybe you would understand
Why I feel this way about our love
And what I must do
If you could only see how blue her eyes can be when she says
When she says she loves me
~Tonic
(I really like this song...gets stuck in your head for days..but in the good way..not like Frankie goes to Hollywood, Relax gets stuck in your head ;) )