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Which song lyrics do you like the best?
Vincent - Don McLean - using the imagery and the titles of his paintings to weave a story of the artist's life. Another favourite is Joan Baez's 'Diamonds and Rust'. And a third is Bob Dylan's 'Jokerman'
'The purpose of life is a life of purpose' - Athena Orchard.
others off Dylan's "infidels" album like "man of peace", "licence to kill" and "union sundown" are also worthy contenders IMO.
Adele's songs really DO make me cry!
I want to be happy and free, livin and lovin for me-A Natural Man-Lou Rawls
Paul Kelly is a great lyricist, but I don't think he ever wrote a better set of lyrics than this song: "Deeper Water":

Quote:On a crowded beach in a distant time
At the height of summer see a boy of five
At the water's edge so nimble and free
Jumping over the ripples looking way out to sea
Now a man comes up from amongst the throng
Takes the young boy's hand and his hand is strong
And the child feels safe, yeah the child feels brave
As he's carried in those arms up and over the waves
Deeper water, deeper water, deeper water, calling him on

Let's move forward now and the child's seventeen
With a girl in the back seat tugging at his jeans
And she knows what she wants, she guides with her hand
As a voice cries inside him - I'm a man, I'm a man!
Deeper water, deeper water, deeper water, calling him on

Now the man meets a woman unlike all the rest
He doesn't know it yet but he's out of his depth
And he thinks he can run, it's a matter of pride
But he keeps coming back like a cork on the tide
Well the years hurry by and the woman loves the man
Then one night in the dark she grabs hold of his hand
Says 'There, can you feel it kicking inside!'
And the man gets a shiver right up and down his spine
Deeper water, deeper water, deeper water, calling him on

So the clock moves around and the child is a joy
But Death doesn't care just who it destroys
Now the woamn gets sick, thins down to the bone
She says 'Where I'm going next, I'm going alone'
Deeper water, deeper water

On a distant beach lonely and wild
At a later time see a man and a child
And the man takes the child up into his arms
Takes her over the breakers
To where the water is calm
Deeper water, deeper water,
Deeper water, calling them on

All of human experience - birth, childhood, sex, love, death - is here in this song.
I wake up crying, after sobbing and sighing and wondering just what went wrong [I Wake Up Crying-Chuck Jackson]

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