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Favorite Song Lyrics (Read 348 times)


Runs with the pack

    Ok, so runners listen to a lot of music.  I really like music with good lyrics that tell a story.

     

    Of all the music I listen to, some lyrics really stick in my head.  So much so I gotta pass them along.

     

    Sneaker Pimps - Six Underground

     

    don't think 'cos I understand, i care,

    don't think 'cos I'm talking, we're friends

     

    Kinda sad lyrics but they strike a chord with me.

     

    Anna Nalick - Breathe (2AM)

     

    'Cause you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable

    And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table

    No one can find the rewind button, girl.

    So cradle your head in your hands

    And breathe... just breathe,

    Oh breathe, just breathe

     

    Again, sad lyrics that make me not want to get old.

     

    Lit (Harvey Danger) - (Flagpole Sitta) I'm Not Sick, But I'm Not Well

     

    Been around the world and found

    That only stupid people are breeding

    The cretins cloning and feeding

    And I don't even own a TV!

     

    Sadly, too true.  But  I do own a TV.

     

    Eminem - Lose Yourself

     

    You better lose yourself in the music, the moment

    You own it, you better never let it go

    You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow

    This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo

     

    And

     

    Success is my only motherf**kin option, failures not

    Mom, I love you, but this trail has got to go

    I cannot grow old in Salems lot

    So here I go is my shot.

    Feet fail me not cuz maybe the only opportunity that I got

     

    Great lyrics, and motivational too.

     

    So if you have any lyrics you like, post em up.  The more non-mainstream the better!

     

    There a tons of sites on the web to look up lyrics, I used:

    http://www.lyricstime.com

      The Parlor Mob

       

      How It's Going to Be:

      I can't help picking up these bones
      I'm just a sucker for the pain
      When I see them lying there alone
      I just can"t leave them in the rain

       

      Holding On:

      There's loneliness beyond the crowds
      and wandering.
      There's so much in between our hearts and hands
      And I walk through my days like this
      And I take it as it comes
      Through my days like this
      And I'm holding on

       

      Actually, pretty much the whole entire Dogs album is good...

       

      Dispatch

       

      Come to me:

      See the love shining down on you
      Tell me things, all that we can do
      Come to me, come to me, for you need it
      Come to me, come to me, for you need it, for you need it

       

      There was a time when, I could not say
      I got a reason to live another day
      A discarded treasure, they all passed on by
      And I can understand the reasons why

       

       

      Social Distortion

       

      Diamond in the Rough:

      There was a time when, I could not say
      I got a reason to live another day
      A discarded treasure, they all passed on by
      And I can understand the reasons why
      Then she said yea, yea
      “You’re like a diamond in the rough
      You're dirty and you're damaged
      All you need’s a little love
      But inside there’s a sparkle
      That’ll light the stars above
      And you'll be there in the morning
      When the going gets tough”

       

      Still Alive:

      I was fighting the same old wars
      Had to even up the score
      And I’m still alive and I will survive
      I can take what life’s got to give
      Just need a little time

       

      Collective Soul:


      She Said:

      Life's river shall rise
      She Said
      And only the strong shall survive
      She Said
      But I'm feeling quite weak
      She Said
      Will you comfort and forgive me
      She Said
      She said she's still searching
      For salvation's light
      She said she wishes all day
      And she prays all night
      She said she won't speak of love
      Because love she's never known
      She said it's moments like these
      She hates to be alone

       

      Bob Dylan

       

      Shelter from the Storm:

      I was burned out from exhaustion buried in the hail
      Poisoned in the bushes and blown out on the trail
      Hunted like a crocodile ravaged in the corn
      "Come in" she said
      "I'll give you shelter from the storm".

       

      I'll probably think of more later.

      'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

       

      "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

       

      "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis

        Come on ladies, come on ladies, 1 pound fish
        Have, have a look, 1 pound fish
        Have, have a look, 1 pound fish
        Very very good, 1 pound fish
        Very very cheap, 1 pound fish
        6 for £5, or £1 each

        6 for £5, or £1 each
        Very very good and very very cheap,
        One pound, one pound

        Julia1971


          I'm always looking for new music.  Just bought the Snicker Pimps song...

           

          Here are some relatively recent ones that are sticking in my head and motivating me to run/train...

           

          Girl on Fire - Alicia Keys

          Oh, she got both feet on the ground
          And she's burning it down
          Oh, she got her head in the clouds
          And she's not backing down
          This girl is on fire
          This girl is on fire
          She's walking on fire
          This girl is on fire

           

          It's Time - Imagine Dragons

          I don't ever wanna let you down
          I don't ever wanna leave this town
          'Cause after all this city never sleeps at night
          It's time to begin, isn't it?
          I get a little bit bigger but then I'll admit
          I'm just the same as I was
          Now don't you understand?
          I'm never changing who I am.

           

          Some Nights - Fun.

          But I still wake up, I still see your ghost
          Oh, Lord, I'm still not sure what I stand for oh
          What do I stand for? What do I stand for?
          Most nights I don't know anymore...
          Oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, oh,
          Oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, oh

           

          Good Life - One Republic

          Oh, this has gotta be a good life.
          This has gotta be a good life.
          This could really be a good life, good life.
          Say oh, got this feeling that you can't fight.
          Like this city is on fire 'night.
          This could really be a good life.
          A good, good life.

           

          Auld Lang Syne - Pink Martini!

          You know the lyrics.  They just do a really good version of it.

          Run the mile you are in.

          xor


            Snicker Pimps.  Heh.

             

            Julia1971


              Snicker Pimps.  Heh.

               

              LOL!  I think I improved upon the band name.  Anyone can pimp sneakers.  Good luck pimping Snickers in this economy.

              Run the mile you are in.

              xor


                I'm right there with you.

                 

                Mike2921


                  Toby Mac

                  Hold On

                  So baby hold on
                  just another day or two
                  I can see the clouds are
                  moving faster now
                  and the sun is breaking through
                  If you can hold on, to the one that's holding you
                  there is nothing that can
                  stop this crazy love
                  from breaking through

                  We're breaking through
                  We're breaking through

                  Wake up to the rising sun
                  thank the Lord for the
                  things He's done
                  lift your eyes up to the
                  hope that's ever true
                  Wanna see you smiling girl
                  you're a light in this jaded world
                  wipe away those tears
                  this one's for you

                  Come on, move a little bit closer, you can put your head on my shoulder
                  Yeah, yeah

                    I'm always looking for new music.  Just bought the Snicker Pimps song...

                     

                    It's Time - Imagine Dragons

                    I don't ever wanna let you down
                    I don't ever wanna leave this town
                    'Cause after all this city never sleeps at night
                    It's time to begin, isn't it?
                    I get a little bit bigger but then I'll admit
                    I'm just the same as I was
                    Now don't you understand?
                    I'm never changing who I am.

                     

                    I've had the Imagine Dragons CD in my car for a month now and I'm not even close to tired of it. The whole thing is awesome!

                     

                    "Marching Bands of Manhattan" by Death Cab for Cutie (for when I'm feeling down)

                    Sorrow drips into your heart through a pinhole
                    Like a faucet that leaks and there is comfort in the sound
                    But while you debate half empty or half full
                    It slowly rises, your love is gonna drown

                     

                    "Southern Air" - Yellowcard

                    This southern air is all I need
                    Breathe it in and I can see
                    Canvases behind my eyes
                    All the colors of my life

                    This southern air is in my lungs

                    It's in every word i've sung

                    It seems the only truth I know

                    This will always be home

                    "Swim" - Jack's Mannequin

                    I found a tidal wave
                    Begging to tear down the dawn
                    Memories like bullets
                    They fired at me from a gun
                    Crack in the armor, yeah
                    I swim for brighter days
                    Despite the absence of sun
                    Choking on salt water
                    I'm not giving in
                    Well I'm not giving in
                    I swim

                     

                    "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

                    Ahh, Home
                    Let me come Home
                    Home is whenever I'm with you

                    And my all-time favorite:

                    "Konstantine" by Something Corporate

                    This is because I can spell confusion with a K
                    and I like it
                    It's to dying in another's arms
                    And why I had to try it
                    It's to jimmy eat world
                    And those nights in my car
                    But this time I'm alone, and I don't see those stars
                    I'm not your star?
                    Isn't that what you said
                    What you thought this song meant

                      Dessa -- Mineshaft

                       

                      To the bottom of the mineshaft
                      The list of things I used to be is longer than the list of things I am
                      Ex-lover, ex-friend
                      Ex-communicated atheist, ex-patriot
                      Living in the heartland
                      Living on the small chance
                      Luck would save the last dance
                      For an underrated writer, overrated rapper
                      Undecided major on an unrelated matter
                      One day I'd like to say what all the tug-o'-war was for
                      More than slack rope, more than sun stroke
                      Them rum soaked in sad jokes at rap shows
                      Some folks know how slow that trap closes, 
                      Prose is closest I've ever been to feeling like I found it
                      I'm not a writer I just drink a lot about it
                      If diamonds are a girl's best friend 
                      Then you can share a fine laugh and you can
                      Send me back to the bottom of the mineshaft

                      I've been here before and I know where it goes
                      It goes down
                      I've been here before and I know where it goes
                      It goes down (It goes down)

                      Snow falls fast and thin
                      Angels ash Virginia Slims
                      And if we've come a long way then I suspect it sideways, further from our origin,
                      No closer to our destination
                      I'm bad with names, shit, I'm bad with faces
                      I'm bad with bills and little kids and well-lit places
                      I'm beginning to write like Anna Karenina, give me a minute, a mic 
                      A little to like, get rid of the spite, a bit of the pride to fight
                      You tried, you're right fried (you're live on all lines)
                      You're tired, you're fired
                      You're inside of the lie
                      It's a brilliant design
                      It's like, "Just act surprised"
                      I lost some money on the weighted dice
                      I lost an octave to the Camel Lights
                      And when I lost you, I lost some good love and a hand to bite
                      I lost a friend to my wit and my pride 
                      I'd rather sit while you drive

                      I've been here before and I know where it goes
                      It goes down
                      I've been here before and I know where it goes
                      It goes down (It goes down)

                      The plans that we made and the bills and the planes over downtown

                      And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx

                       

                      Rob

                      mab411


                      Proboscis Colossus

                        Speaking of Death Cab, and apprehension about getting old, these really move me:

                         

                        "Brothers On A Hotel Bed" by Death Cab for Cutie

                         

                        You may tire of me as our December sun is setting because I'm not who I used to be
                        No longer easy on the eyes but these wrinkles masterfully disguise
                        The youthful boy below who turned your way and saw
                        Something he was not looking for: both a beginning and an end
                        But now he lives inside someone he does not recognize
                        When he catches his reflection on accident

                        On the back of a motor bike
                        With your arms outstretched trying to take flight
                        Leaving everything behind
                        But even at our swiftest speed we couldn't break from the concrete
                        In the city where we still reside.
                        And I have learned that even landlocked lovers yearn for the sea like navy men
                        Cause now we say goodnight from our own separate sides
                        Like brothers on a hotel bed

                        You may tire of me
                        As our December sun is setting
                        Because I'm not who I used to be

                         

                        MTA...

                         

                        Another of my favorites, which I guess also touches on aging (maybe I need to schedule some therapy):

                         

                        "Frail" by Jars of Clay

                         

                        Convinced of my deception
                        I've always been a fool
                        I fear this love reaction
                        Just like you said I would

                        A rose could never lie
                        About the love it brings
                        And I could never promise
                        To be any of those things

                        If I was not so weak
                        If I was not so cold
                        If I was not so scared of being broken
                        Growing old
                        I would be...
                        I would be...
                        I would be...

                        Blessed are the shallow
                        Depth they'll never find
                        Seemed to be some comfort
                        In rooms I try to hide

                        Exposed beyond the shadows
                        You take the cup from me
                        Your dirt removes my blindness
                        Your pain becomes my peace

                        If I was not so weak
                        If I was not so cold
                        If I was not so scared of being broken
                        Growing old
                        I would be...
                        I would be...
                        I would be...
                        ...frail

                        "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people

                          Best line ever

                          Gin Blssoms- hey jealousy

                          "if you don't expect to much from me, you might not be let down."

                          xor


                            The pudding is delicious.

                             


                            Revenge of the Nerd

                              Klaatu - Around the Universe in Eighty Days

                               

                              Come aboard my ship I've something to show you

                              Some new equipment to take us where we're going

                              A subspace machine

                              A hole in the fabric of the very being of the universe

                               

                              Ignition, atomic power on

                              We must break our orbit and soar right past the planets

                              It took man a million years to make it only this far

                              And we'll leave the solar system very soon

                               

                              Around the universe in eighty days

                              Sit down I think you'll like it out in space

                              There's nothing left to stop us now

                              We're sure to win the race

                               

                              In our warp

                              When time and space are one

                              We can no longer see the sun

                              In fact there's nothing there for us to see

                              For light is nowhere near as fast as we

                               

                              Our computer says we've exceeded expectations

                              When we reach our departure point there will be celebrations

                              What this means is our existence no longer has a limit

                              The universe will be our new home

                               

                              Now the Earth is just beginning to learn of our existence

                              All life in space must learn to live as one

                              Maybe now is the time for friendship with our neighbors

                              For our planet is the second from the sun

                               

                              Around the universe in eighty days

                              Sit down I think you'll like it out in space

                              There's nothing left to stop us now

                              We're sure to win the race

                              Sure to win the race

                              One of these days is none of these days.

                              ~ H.G. Bohn

                                Ok, so runners listen to a lot of music.  I really like music with good lyrics that tell a story.

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                Lit - I'm Not Sick, But I'm Not Well

                                 

                                Been around the world and found

                                That only stupid people are breeding

                                The cretins cloning and feeding

                                And I don't even own a TV!

                                 

                                Sadly, too true.  But  I do own a TV.

                                 

                                 

                                Umm, I'm pretty sure that this is from "Flagpole Sitta" By Harvey Danger. That other band may have done a cover of it, but Harvey Danger wrote this in the late 90's (it was a definitive song of my early adult years)

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