great song lyrics
i thought i'd start a thread where we could post song lyrics that we rate very high...
so if anyone wants to post any all i ask is that a link for the song they come from is also posted so after we all read the lyrics we can hear just how they were interperated musically...
i ask members who read and listen to these lyrics/songs to please comment on them as lyrics and how they come across musically also...
look, its only probably going to take usually three or four minutes on most occasions out of your day to listen and read, so please make the effort to participate and add your own songs to the thread!
"my everchanging moods"
Daylight turns to moonlight - and I'm at my best
Praising the way it all works - gazing upon the rest
The cool before the warm
The calm after the storm
I wish to stay forever - letting this be my food
But I'm caught up in a whirlwind and my ever changing moods
Bitter turns to sugar - some call a passive tune
But the day things turn sweet - for me won't be too soon
The hush before the silence
The winds after the blast
I wish we'd move together - this time the bosses sued
But we're caught up in the wilderness and an ever changing mood
Teardrops turn to children - who've never had the time
To commit the sins they pay for through - another's evil mind
The love after the hate
The love we leave too late
I wish we'd wake up one day - an' everyone feel moved
But we're caught up in the dailies and an ever changing mood
Evil turns to statues - and masses form a line
But I know which way I'd run to if the choice was mine
The past is knowledge - the present our mistake
And the future we always leave too late
I wish we'd come to our senses and see there is no truth
In those who promote the confusion for this ever changing mood
why i like this song's lyrics....
the last two verses got my when i first heard them...(the ones about "teardrops turn to children" and "evil turns to statues")...
the piano only accompanyment is just enough to make this work beautifully IMO, much better than the 'popped-up' single version that doesnt quite work as well as this version..
"it just came to pieces in my hands"
I stood as tall as a mountain
I never really thought about the drop
I trod over rocks to get there
Just so I could stand on top
Clumsy and blind I stumbled
As I crawled through desert sands
I didn't stop to think about the consequences
As it came to pieces in my hands
I thought I was a maritime marvel
I believed that I ruled the waves
All I could say is time is motion
And every effort others made I would save
I was a shit stained statue
School children would stand in awe
Truly believed I was a ceiling of sky
Never thought about having flaws
I felt as reverent as Jesus
The sanctimony stunk
I thought I was admiral of the missing fleet
I couldn't see that I was sunk
I roared my pride in the darkness
I scratched away at the stars
I thought I was lord of this crappy jungle
I should have been put behind bars
But now I sit with my head in my hands
And wail to the weeping wall
The avalanche of my emotions
Holds the audience of one enthralled
Like learning the lesson the hard way
Like a fall from command
I thought I as king of the whole wide world
But it just came to pieces in my hands
why i like this song:
i guess its the whole feel behind the story of someone who 'had it all, but basically pissed it against the wind"...
the whole thing sounds very forelorn and down, i can imagine its how the writer felt at the time after his band disbanded and he was like 'where do i go from here?' sort of feelings...
i think the lyrics are intelligent and could easily be related by anyone who has 'lost everything'(or at least feels like he'she has lost everything!)