Lyrics that hit you on a soul level

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Had forgotten this song - thanks for the reminder. And LOVE your username. Best song on Katy Lied!
Another great Tull song..


"Nothing Is Easy"


Nothing is easy.
Though time gets you worrying
my friend, it's o.k.
Just take your life easy
and stop all that hurrying,
be happy my way.

When tension starts mounting
and you've lost count
of the pennies you've missed,
just try hard and see why they're not worrying me,
they're last on my list.
Nothing's easy.

Nothing is easy, you'll find
that the squeeze won't turn out so bad.
Your fingers may freeze, worse things happen at sea,
there's good times to be had.
So if you're alone and you're down to the bone,
just give us a play.
You'll smile in a while and discover
that I'll get you happy my way --
nothing's easy.
 

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One of my favorite Jackson Browne songs ( for Jester143)....absolutely brilliant lyrics and melody.

Absolutely agree - about the frailty of life and finding your purpose. Also about his stepfather who died.
 

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This song is only 11 years old, but the request was for lyrics that hit you on a soul level. The request made me register and share my story. My 16 yr old daughter played this for me just over two years ago. She sat me down on her bed held my hand and we just cried. The next night, she came to me b/c she had cut up her legs so deep that she needed stitches. She said to me, "Mom, If you love me as much as you say you do, please let me go. I can't be here any more." I held her all night and in the morning she asked to be admitted. After 2 years of therapists and psychitrists and finding the right diagnosis and medication, she still would rather be dead most days, but with her medication she is able to fight off those feelings more successfully. She has a job, friends, pets, laughs and enjoys some things in life.

This song by Cage the Elephant, Telescope, destroyed the person I thought I was. However, it also opened my eyes and showed me how strong I could be, how much I loved my kid, and how I will never stop fighting for her to know love and joy. The verses were her, but the leaf on the tree is me; and I'm not wasting one more second.

I'm sharing because sometimes are kids can't put what they feel into words and they need music to do so. Ask your children if they would like to share their music with you. You are telling them you are open to listening to them. This song saved both our lives. She is a tattoo artist now. She tattoo'd the telescope from the album on her thigh and I have a leaf in the wind.

Telescope
In a far and distant galaxy
Inside my telescope I see
A pair of eyes look back at me
He walks and talks and looks like me
Sits around inside his house
From room to room he moves about
Fills his life with pointless things
And wonders how it all turns out

Do do do do do
Do do do do do
Safe to say that

I don't think you understand
There's nowhere left to turn
Walls keep breaking
Time is like a leaf in the wind
Either it's time well spent
Or time I've wasted
Don't waste it

Afraid of what the truth might bring
He locks his doors and never leaves
Desperately searching for signs
To terrify, to find a thing
He battens all the hatches down
And wonders why he hears no sound
Frantically searching his dreams
He wonders what it's all about

Do do do do do
Do do do do do
Safe to say that

I don't think you understand
There's nowhere left to turn
Walls keep breaking
Time is like a leaf in the wind
Either it's time well spent
Or time I've wasted

Clearing my mind
Losing my friends
Follow my fears
Do it again
You say how, do, you do
Man, how 'bout you?
Man, how 'bout you?

To be free
To be sold
To be killed
To be saved
In my head, I'm alone
I'm un-dead, I'm ashamed
Just like you, I've been tryin'
To be scared
In my bones, I feel cold

I give this to the Lord in the sea
In this street
Let me go
Let me be, I don't need
To be here, I'm alone
Can't you see? Can't you see?

I don't think you understand
There's nowhere left to turn
Walls keep breaking
Time is like a leaf in the wind
Either it's time well spent
Or time I've wasted
Don't waste it
 

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Lyrics really make a song worthy.. The rest is how the band makes the magic connect to you..

Since we all like music so much.. This one for me is the one that describes how music effects me..


"About To Begin"


If you stand in the light, you get the feel of the night
And the music that plays in your ears
In your head you can hear, a voice so sweet and clear
And the music that plays in your head
As it flows up from the ground
Taking all who hear that sound
Close your eyes, its about to begin

Hardly daring to breath, a new life you perceive
You try hard not to break the spell
While at once it seems both, so far and yet so close
If you reach out to touch, it will be gone
As it flows up from the ground
Taking all who hear that sound

Close your eyes, its about to begin
Close your eyes, its about to begin
Close your eyes, its about to begin
Close your eyes, its about to begin

Put music to it and it makes more sense

 

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This one is self explanatory..


"Thank You"


If the sun refused to shine
I would still be loving you
When mountains crumble to the sea
There will still be you and me

Kind woman, I give you my all
Kind woman, nothing more

Little drops of rain whisper of the pain
Tears of loves lost in the days gone by
My love is strong
With you there is no wrong
Together we shall go until we die, my, my, my
An inspiration is what you are to me
Inspiration – look, see

And so today, my world, it smiles
Your hand in mine, we walk the miles
And thanks to you it will be done
For you to me are the only one
Alright, yeah
Happiness, no more be sad
Happiness – I'm glad

If the sun refused to shine
I would still be loving you
When mountains crumble to the sea
There will still be you and me
 

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Some great lyrics here, I'll give them a good look (or ear!) when I hit McDonald's and I'm fully awake.

I love the words of "Anthem" by Leonard Cohen, the whole song/poem, but particularly the opening and then the repeated chorus:-

The birds they sang
At the break of day
Start again
I heard them say
Don't dwell on what has passed away
Or what is yet to be

Ah, the wars they will be fought again
The holy dove, she will be caught again
Bought and sold, and bought again
The dove is never free

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in


Profound words. Yes, that IS how the light gets in. Through our imperfections and even our suffering.

 

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Another set of lyrics I like is a Dylan song, "Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat", one of the greatest put downs in history! Not that I really like put downs, but when you see a hat like that and someone actually thinking themselves looking good beneath it, well......what can you say? Dylan says it all. From, for me, his greatest Album.

Well I see you got your
Brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat
Yes I see you got your
Brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat
Well, you must tell me, baby how your
Head feels under somethin' like that
Under your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat

Well you look so pretty in it
Honey, can I jump on it sometime?
Yes, I just wanna see
If it's really that expensive kind
You know it balances on your head just like a mattress balances on a bottle of wine
Your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat

Well if you wanna see the sun rise
Honey, I know where
We'll go out and see it sometime
We'll both just sit there and stare
Me with my belt wrapped around my head
And you just sittin' there
In your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat

Well, I asked the doctor if I could see you
It's bad for your health, he said
Yes, I disobeyed his orders
I came to see you but I found him there instead
You know, I don't mind him cheatin' on me, but I
Sure wish he'd take that off his head
Your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat

Well I see you got a new boyfriend
You know, I never seen him before
Well, I saw you makin' love with him
He forgot to close the garage door
You might think he loves you for your money, but
I know what he really loves you for
It's your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat
 

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Just thinking lately of another song, "The One I Love" by David Gray. I seem to remember mentioning it before somewhere, but at my age the memory is sometimes not what it used to be - some say it is the first thing to go, for me it is the second...:)

I'm trying to learn it on my guitar, simple chords, quite easy, and i will add to my repertoire of "Row, Row,Row Your Boat" and "The Wheels on the Bus". I first heard the song when on the night shift at Wilko's, when I was a Stock Replenishment Executive (AKA Shelf Filler) They played a tape each night and we all had our favorites. We all joined in with "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place" and "Do You Wanna Be In My Gang" (don't mention the name of the artist Pike!) We all dreaded the Christmas tape, which being in the retail trade, would start early November, two months after the first Xmas stock came in.

But I'm waffling again, in McDonald's with my coffee. But yes, "The One I Love", which I liked, and not listening intently to the lyrics - concentrating instead on making sure the AnuSol was placed on the correct shelf and aisle - took to be a simple "boy meets girl" love song. "You're the One I Love" yeah, yeah, yeah. Then some of the lyrics started to penetrate my mind/heart, words about bullets whispering through the grass, and tracers in the sky, of blood leaking out.

So I looked up the lyrics, and its about a guy breathing his last on some battlefield (take your pick, there's plenty to choose from) and with his dying breath his vision is not of heavens or hells, but of his first dance with his loved one, holding hands on the old dance floor. Or maybe his last dance. Gut wrenching, and now two weeks into kicking my anti-depressants, tear jerking. But somehow, strangely, tears more of affirmation than despair. Anyway, here is the song....

Gonna close my eyes
Girl and watch you go
Running through this life, darling
Like a field of snow
As the tracer glides
In its graceful arc
Send a little prayer out to ya
'Cross the falling dark

Tell the repo man
And the stars above
That you're the one I love, yeah

Perfect summers night
Not a wind that breathes
Just the bullets whispering gentle
'Mongst the new green leaves
There's things I might have said
Only wish I could
Now I'm leaking life faster
Then I'm leaking blood

Tell the repo man
And the stars above
That you're the one I love
You're the one I love
The one I love

Yee hee, yee hee

Don't see Elysium
Don't see no fiery hell
Just the lights up bright, baby
In the bay hotel
Next wave coming in
Like an ocean roar
Won't you take my hand darling
On that old dance floor

We can twist and shout
Do the turtle dove
And you're the one I love
You're the one I love
The one I love

Yee hee, yee hee


Not sure about the "yee hee, yee hee" bit, just might leave it out when I try entertaining the grandkids.

Who is the "repo man"? I see it as that love cannot be repossessed. Love is the hidden ground in which we live and move and have our being. Someone once said that love is the reason that there is something rather than nothing, and another said that "love has no why". So tell the repo man to stuff it.

Make of that what you will, meanwhile maybe think of the things "you might have said" to your own loved ones, and say them. Before you're shot down.
 
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