Let's Talk Lyrics!

GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
edited February 2009 in History of Rock
To prevent the other thread from being derailed, lets talk about all the bland and amazing lyricism you've heard/read. How about it?

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  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited February 2009
    These are the best lyrics EVAR. Don't try to tell me otherwise.

    I walk into the club looking kind of sexy now.
    I see these shorties in the corner, they started making out.
    They pull their panties down, They take their pants off.
    Then they started getting freaky on the dance floor.
    Shake it mommy give it to me like you need some love.
    I got some bottles in the caddy that we can open up.
    Lets get drunk tonight, baby we don't have to ****.
    And bring your friend along, maybe we can have some fun.

    Lets get freaky now, lets get ****ing freaky now. (x4)

    I got these bitches all tipsy trying to sex me.
    I know they want it, alcoholics are some sex freaks.
    This ex and chronic gots me wanting to get messy.
    So lets get messy girls, Come on lets go get messy girls.

    Come on bitch, you know you want this.
    That hardcore **** will make you feel the toxic.
    Fursachi, Rolex watches.
    Bently coups with the 20's droppin.
    Convertible top, and the wheels spin.
    I can taste that ice when my grill is in.
    If you want me baby feel me in.
    Cause I don't waste my time with lesbians.

    Lets get freaky now, lets get ****ing freaky now. (x4)

    LIAR! (x8)

    Oh baby why did you have to lie to me.
    I can't play no more games.
    These thoughts are slowly controlling me.
    You're turning off the flame.
    So GO baby GO baby.
    You don't want me.
    So GO baby Go baby.
    Come and get me.
    So GO baby GO baby.
    You don't want me.
    So GO baby Go!
    Come and get me.

    Lets get freaky now, lets get ****ing freaky now. (x4)
  • HungryfreakHungryfreak Headliner
    edited February 2009
    "Concrete cold face cased in steel
    Stark sharp glass-eyed crack and peel
    Bright light scream beam brake and squeal
    Red white green white neon wheel.

    Dream flesh love chase perfumed skin
    Greased hand teeth hide tinseled sin
    Spice ice dance chance sickly grin
    Pasteboard time slot sweat and spin.

    Blind stick blind drunk cannot see
    Mouth dry tongue tied cannot speak
    Concrete dream flesh broken shell
    Lost soul lost trace lost in hell."
    -"Pictures Of A City" - King Crimson

    Amazing poetic lyrics coupled with perfect vocal delivery.
  • citric_bulletscitric_bullets Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    Alright_Computer beat me to it.

    Therefore!:
    "You can squeeze my lemon
    'Til the juice runs down my leg"

    Most inspirational lyric right there.
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    I was driving across the burning desert
    When I spotted six jet planes
    Leaving six white vapor trails across the bleak terrain
    It was the hexagram of the heavens
    It was the strings of my guitar
    Amelia, it was just a false alarm

    The drone of flying engines
    Is a song so wild and blue
    It scrambles time and seasons if it gets thru to you
    Then your life becomes a travelogue
    Of picture-post-card-charms
    Amelia, it was just a false alarm

    ~ Joni Mitchell, Amelia

    There is more, but the first two verses are gold.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    john darnielle is my guide through life.
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    Frank Zappa, John Lennon, Pete Townshend, Bob Dylan, Beck, Johnny Cash, Thom Yorke, Jello Biafra, John Fogerty, Michael Stipe, Kurt Cobain, and so on.

    Some others I like that others seem to not agree on are James Hetfield (Harvester of Sorrow, Leper Messiah), Kevin Shields, Geezer Butler (for the simplicity), Steve Harris, Maynard James Keenan (he does write the lyrics, right?) Don Henley, Dave Mustaine, Layne Stayley, Shannon Hoon, Tom Petty...

    That's good enough for now, sticking with the obvious ones.
  • AxlVanHagarAxlVanHagar Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    While he'll never be mistaken for Dylan, nor am I saying I think he's one the best lyricists ever, I enjoy a lot of the lyrics David Lee Roth writes. He's got a certain poetic rythm that appeals to me. These 2 are defintely among my all time favorite lyrics.

    Secrets from Diver Down (1982)

    She ain't waiting 'til she gets older
    Her feet are makin' tracks in the winter snows
    She got a rainbow that touches her shoulder
    She be headed where the thunder rolls

    Ow, ow, ow, she got that rhythm
    Got that rhythm of the road, ah
    Ow, ow, ow, she get crazy
    Woman get crazy, if she can't go
    Aw, but uh, she just lookin' good

    She comes like the secret wind
    She's as strong as the mountains, walks tall as the trees
    She been there before, she'll never give in
    She'll be gone tomorrow like the silent breeze, uh

    (Ahh) Ow, ow, ow, she got rhythm
    (Ahh) Got that rhythm, of her own
    (Ahh) Ow, ow, ow, she get crazy
    (Ahh) She get crazy if she can't go
    But uh, ah she just lookin' good

    You know how sometimes, you got to run
    You runnin' blind, but you jumped the gun

    The question is not, "Does love exist?"
    But when she leaves, where she goes?
    I got the feelin' she don't know either
    Wait like the wind, watch where she blows

    Ow. Oh, oh, got that rhythm
    That sweet rhythm of her own
    Oh, oh, oh, she get crazy
    Woman get crazy if she can't go
    Oh, oh. A-lookin' good, aw yes



    In A Simple Ryhme from Women And Children First (1980)

    Well, back in the past when I was, treated so coldly
    My love life was a darn disgrace
    Needed someone to love n' hold me
    That's one of the reasons that I was outta place
    So, this is love? Well she finally kissed me
    Had me all worked up inside
    I wanted love but cupid missed me
    She up and left and I almost died

    But I was young and I was far from lonely
    I been that way for a long, long year
    Needed a girl to call my one and only
    Is that you?

    Ya think ya got the interest?
    Come on an' take the time
    'Cause you know, I wanna be
    Yours in a simple rhyme

    Well, ain't life grand when ya finally hit it?
    I'm always a sucker for a real good time
    Woke up in life, found I almost missed it
    Ain't I glad that love is blind?

    But I was young an' I was, far too crazy
    Been that way for a long, long time
    Needed a girl but I was just too lazy
    Now that I've found you

    Ya think ya got the interest?
    Come on an' take the time
    I'm gonna be, yours in a simple...

    Rhyme. Rhyme
    N' she made the mountains sing
    Birds against an icy sky
    And I heard bells ringin'
    I think I heard an angel sigh

    And she said, "There'll be times. There will be times."

    (Ah ah) You're gonna hear the angels singin'
    (Ah ah) You're gonna hear the angels sing, they'll say
    (Ah ah. Ah ah. Ah ah ah)

    Ya think ya got the interest
    Come on an' take the time
    I'm gonna be yours in a simple...
  • Onslaught_feiOnslaught_fei Headliner
    edited February 2009
    Each and every one would die at my hand
    Choking in warm ponds of blood


    20 points if you know the song.
  • Insane3Insane3 Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    Au suivant! Au suivant!
    Tout nu dans ma serviette qui me servait de pagne,
    J'avais le rouge au front et le savon
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    Onslaught_fei;1935439 said:
    Each and every one would die at my hand
    Choking in warm ponds of blood


    20 points if you know the song.
    I can't remember the song name, but I know it's by Opeth. I wanna say it's something from Still Life.
  • TheCrimsonSaintTheCrimsonSaint Headliner
    edited February 2009
    instantdeath999;1937176 said:
    I can't remember the song name, but I know it's by Opeth. I wanna say it's something from Still Life.
    What's so special about those?
  • RunesmithRunesmith Headliner
    edited February 2009
    The two Johns from They Might Be Giants will always be my favorite lyricists, but I also like Kurt Cobain, Morrissey, Michael Stipe, Joe Jackson, Bernie Taupin, Phil Lynott, Siouxsie Sioux, Martin Gore, Elvis Costello, Exene Cervenka/John Doe, Frank Black, and Robert Smith a great deal. I don't feel like I could justify any of these songwriters' talents by copying and pasting a snippet of their words, though.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    Runesmith;1937382 said:
    The two Johns from They Might Be Giants will always be my favorite lyricists
    very good and surprisingly absent from most of this forum's discussions.
  • SquaretrianglesSquaretriangles Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited February 2009
    Summer Girls by LFO has horrible lyrics.
  • SlashboiSlashboi Opening Act
    edited February 2009
    At home drawing pictures
    Of mountain tops
    With him on top
    Lemon Yellow Sun
    Arms raised in a "V"
    And the dead lay
    In pools of maroon below
    Daddy didn't give attention
    To the fact that
    Mommy didn't care
    King Jeremy the Wicked
    Ruled his world

    Chorus
    Jeremy spoke in class today
    Jeremy spoke in class today

    Clearly I remember pickin' on the boy
    Seemed a harmless little ****
    But we unleashed a lion
    Gnashed his teeth and bit the recess lady's breast
    How could I forget?
    And he hit me with a surprise left
    My jaw left hurtin'
    It dropped wide open
    Just like the day
    Like the day I heard
    Daddy didn't give affection
    And the boy was something that mommy wouldn't wear
    King Jeremy the Wicked ruled his world

    Chorus

    Try to forget this...(try to forget this)
    Try to erase this...(try to forget this)
    From the blackboard

    Jeremy spoke in class today...
    Jeremy spoke in class today...
    Jeremy spoke in, spoke in, spoke in
    Jeremy spoke in
    Class today
    (spoke in, spoke in...)



    That's Jeremy by Pearl Jam. A song about a boy who killed himself in front of his class. It's a true story. Eddie Vedder (the lead singer and composer of Pearl Jam, but other people help too) tries to search deeper into Jeremy's life by writing about what Jeremy was feeling before he killed himself, and the lyric "Jeremy spoke in class today" means that he killed himself. This is probably my favorite song both sonically and lyrically.
  • grunge-a-rificgrunge-a-rific Unsigned
    edited February 2009
    anything by the foo fighters, or rise against.
  • packerfan8675309packerfan8675309 Bladder of Steal
    edited February 2009
    Your day breaks, your mind aches
    You find that all her words of kindness linger on
    When she no longer needs you

    She wakes up, she makes up
    She takes her time and doesn't feel she has to hurry
    She no longer needs you

    And in her eyes you see nothing
    No sign of love behind the tears
    Cried for no one
    A love that should have lasted years

    You want her, you need her
    And yet you don't believe her when she says her love is dead
    You think she needs you

    And in her eyes you see nothing
    No sign of love behind the tears
    Cried for no one
    A love that should have lasted years

    You stay home, she goes out
    She says that long ago she knew someone but now he's gone
    She doesn't need him


    Your day breaks, your mind aches
    There will be times when all the things she said will fill your head
    You won't forget her

    And in her eyes you see nothing
    No sign of love behind the tears
    Cried for no one
    A love that should have lasted years

    one of my favorite beatle songs
  • limelight_rushlimelight_rush Opening Act
    edited February 2009
    Mama (Genesis)

    I can't see you mama
    But I can hardly wait
    Ooh to touch and to feel you mama
    Oh I just can't keep away
    In the heat and the steam of the city
    Oh it's got me running and I just can't brake
    So say you'll help me mama
    Cos it's getting so hard - oooooooooooooooooooooh!

    Now I can't keep you mama
    But I know you're always there
    You listen, you teach me mama
    And I know inside you care
    So get down, down here beside me
    Oh you aint going nowhere
    No I wont hurt you mama
    But it's getting so hard - oooooooooooooooooooooh!

    Ha ha ha, ha ha ha, argh
    Ha ha ha, ha ha ha, argh

    Cant you see me here mama
    Mama mama mama please
    Cant you feel my heart
    Cant you feel my heart
    Cant you feel my heart oh
    Now listen to me mama
    Mama mama
    Youre taking away my last chance
    Don't take it away
    Cant you feel my heart?

    Ha ha, ha ha ha, ha, argh

    Mama!
    I can't see you mama
    But I know you're always there
    You taunt, you tease me mama
    But I never never can keep away
    Its the heat and the steam of the city
    Oh got me running and I just can't brake
    So stay don't leave me mama
    Cos it's getting so hard - oh

    Don't go no no, don't go
    No no no, don't go...
    -----------------------------------

    This is the best prog rock song ever (along with Comfortably Numb)
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited February 2009
    N B 4 someone says Pink Floyd isn't Prog.
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    Rockbandfan23467;1939055 said:
    N B 4 someone says Pink Floyd isn't Prog.
    This.

    Plus everyone knows the best Floyd lyrics are from In the Flesh.
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited February 2009
    Lolicat;1939070 said:
    This.

    Plus everyone knows the best Floyd lyrics are from In the Flesh.
    Which one?
  • cherokeesamcherokeesam Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    Does anyone know where the love of God goes,
    When the waves turn the minutes to hours?
    The searchers all say they'd have made Whitefish Bay
    If they'd put fifteen more miles behind 'er.
    They might have split up or they might have capsized,
    They may have broke deep and took water.
    And all that remains is the faces and the names
    Of the wives and the sons and the daughters.
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    Rockbandfan23467;1939088 said:
    Which one?
    The hilariously bigoted one.
  • thedoorsdkthedoorsdk Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    There are a long list of Rush songs I use to reply to anyone who says that Neil Peart is a bad lyricist, but "Force Ten" is one of my favorites:

    Tough times demand tough talk
    Demand tough hearts demand tough songs
    Demand...

    We can rise and fall like empires
    Flow in and out like the tide
    Be vain and smart, humble and dumb
    We can hit and miss like pride
    Just like pride

    We can circle around like hurricanes
    Dance and dream like lovers
    Attack the day like birds of prey
    Or scavengers under cover

    Look in -- to the eye of the storm
    Look out -- for the force without form
    Look around -- at the sight and the sound
    Look in look out look around...

    We can move with savage grace
    To the rhythms of the night
    Cool and remote like dancing girls
    In the heat of the beat and the lights

    We can wear the rose of romance
    An air of joie de vivre
    Too-tender hearts upon our sleeves
    Or skin as thick as thieves'
    Thick as thieves'....

    Tough times demand tough hearts
    Demand tough songs demand...

    Look into the eye of the storm...
    Look out for the force without form
    Look around at the sight and sound
    Look in, look the storm in the eye
    Look out for the sea and the sky
    Look around at the sight and sound
    Look in, look out, look around...

    Tough times demand tough hearts
    Tough times demand tough talk
  • WhiffleBallTonyWhiffleBallTony Headliner
    edited February 2009
    "The sun burns in the stranger's eyes
    Just one tear before he dies
    Black mass can't ease the pain
    There's nothing here, there's nothing sane

    I hope this ****in' world ****in' burns away
    And I'd kill you all if I had my way
    But I'll live forever, questions curse me why
    Oh lord above, why won't you let me die"

    Brilliance right there.
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    Squeeze, Tempted

    I bought a toothbrush, some toothpaste
    A flannel for my face
    Pyjamas, a hairbrush
    New shoes and a case
    I said to my reflection
    Lets get out of this place
    Past the church and the steeple
    The laundry on the hill
    Billboards and the buildings
    Memories of it still
    Keep calling and calling
    But forget it all
    I know I will

    Tempted by the fruit of another
    Tempted but the truth is discovered
    Whats been going on
    Now that you have gone
    Theres no other
    Tempted by the fruit of another
    Tempted but the truth is discovered

    Im at the car park, the airport
    The baggage carousel
    The people keep on crowding
    Im wishing I was well
    I said its no occasion
    Its no story I could tell

    At my bedside empty pocket
    A foot without a sock
    Your body gets much closer
    I fumble for the clock
    Alarmed by the seduction
    I wish that it would stop

    I bought a novel, some perfume
    A fortune all for you
    But its not my conscience
    That hates to be untrue
    I asked of my reflection
    Tell me what is there to do
  • cherokeesamcherokeesam Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    Luh-huv Squeeze lyrics. Even "Cool for Cats."

    "Black Coffee In Bed" is great, too --

    From the lips without passion To the lips with a kiss
    There's nothing of your love That I'll ever miss
    The stain on my notebook Remain all that's left
    Of the memory of late nights and coffee in bed

    Oh now she's gone And I'm back on the beat
    A stain on my notebook says nothing to me
    Oh now she's gone And I'm out with a friend
    (out with a friend)
    With lips full of passion and coffee in bed
    (ooh ooh ooh ooh ) (ooh ooh ooh ooh )
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    To be completely frank, I only really know Squeeze from Reality Bites XD
  • cherokeesamcherokeesam Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    Lolicat;1939443 said:
    To be completely frank, I only really know Squeeze from Reality Bites XD
    ...and Rock Band 2, of course. ;)
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