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What are your favorite lyrics?Write your favorite lyrics, the song, and the band.

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gitarguy918 | Student | eNoter

Posted March 31, 2012 at 11:20 AM via web

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What are your favorite lyrics?

Write your favorite lyrics, the song, and the band.

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 31, 2012 at 11:28 AM (Answer #2)

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I've always been partial to The Beatles, though it's pretty tough to choose just one specific song. John Lennon's "Imagine" had some beautiful thoughts behind the words.

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace

You, you may say
I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world

You, you may say
I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will live as one.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 31, 2012 at 11:35 AM (Answer #3)

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Wow... so many... Are you talking about whole songs or just single lines?  If we're looking at just single lines, some of mine include:

  • "I guess every form of refuge has its price."  Eagles  "Lyin' Eyes"
  • "Is a dream a lie if it don't come true or is it something worse?"  Bruce Springsteen "The River"
  • And, because I listen to a lot of reggae, "The doctor said I had blood clots but I ain't Jamaican."  (Not a deep lyric but a funny one.)  Kanye West "Through the Wire."
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rrteacher | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 31, 2012 at 12:15 PM (Answer #4)

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Just about anything from Bob Dylan.

More recently, a great lyric was Jesus, etc. by Wilco.:

Jesus, don't cry
You can rely on me, honey
You can combine anything you want
I'll be around
You were right about the stars
Each one is a setting sun

Tall buildings shake
Voices escape singing sad sad songs
tuned to chords 
Strung down your cheeks
Bitter melodies turning your orbit around

Don't cry
You can rely on me honey
You can come by any time you want
I'll be around
You were right about the stars
Each one is a setting sun

Tall buildings shake
Voices escape singing sad sad songs
tuned to chords 
Strung down your cheeks
Bitter melodies turning your orbit around

Voices whine
Skyscrapers are scraping together
Your voice is smoking
Last cigarettes are all you can get
Turning your orbit around

Powerful stuff.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 31, 2012 at 1:21 PM (Answer #5)

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I love the songs that touch my emotions.  The funny thing is that it depends on what I need.  If a song plays at a time when I am feeling a strong emotion, and those lyrics reach deep into my heart, it kind of transports me.  So my favorite songs change, but I often remember the emotions I felt when I hear the song. For example, I first remember a connection to “Eleanor Rigby” when I was in high school.  This part stuck with me.

Father McKenzie, writing the words
of a sermon that no one will hear
No one comes near

Look at him working, darning his socks
In the night when there's nobody there
What does he care?

I am not sure why.  It was just so sad.  It spoke to me at that time.  Now, when I hear it, I think of how I felt in high school.

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loraaa | Student | Valedictorian

Posted March 31, 2012 at 2:57 PM (Answer #6)

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I love all music opera.
 Especially, Opera Singer Katherine Jenkins,,, Habanera.

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 31, 2012 at 3:57 PM (Answer #7)

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The late night TV show host of years gone by declared Bob Dylan the greatest poet of modern times, but....Still, his lyrics are great.  Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" has stirring lyrics:

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When you're weary
Feeling small
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all

I'm on your side

When times get rough
And friends just can't be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

When you're down and out
When you're on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/p/paul+simon/bridge+over+troubled+waters_20559753.html ]
I'll take your part
When darkness comes
And pain is all around
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Sail on Silver Girl,
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way

See how they shine
If you need a friend
I'm sailing right behind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
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stolperia | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 2, 2012 at 2:55 AM (Answer #8)

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Since I had the pleasure of hearing it at a concert recently, I'm again reminded of the tenderness and loving images conveyed in Billy Joel's "Good Night My Angel." What a wonderful expression of all it means to be a parent.

Goodnight my angel, time to close your eyes
And save these questions for another day
I think I know what you've been asking me
I think you know what I've been trying to say
I promised I would never leave you
Then you should always know
Wherever you may go, no matter where you are
I never will be far away

Goodnight my angel, now it's time to sleep
And still so many things I want to say
Remember all the songs you sang for me
When we went sailing on an emerald bay
And like a boat out on the ocean
I'm rocking you to sleep
The water's dark and deep, inside this ancient heart
You'll always be a part of me

Goodnight my angel, now it's time to dream
And dream how wonderful your life will be
Someday your child may cry, and if you sing this lullaby
Then in your heart there will always be a part of me
Someday we'll all be gone
But lullabies go on and on
They never die
That's how you and I will be

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gitarguy918 | Student | eNoter

Posted April 2, 2012 at 5:24 AM (Answer #9)

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Jordan Ross - Better Year

 

Baby, I’ve been thinking for a long time

Maybe it’s time for us to have a little change of scenery

This big, bad world, it has its faults

But there’s good people out there

They’re fighting for the best in us

You know we owe it to the ones that wish they could

Pack it all up and go, and make a change

Chorus:

And if the world passed us by

Know that I’m still here

Fighting for our innocence

And hoping for a better year

When love conquers all

We’ll stand and join the masses

The ones that bet on love to win and rise above it

This same old song’s been sung before

But maybe this time it’ll reach down and grab you now

Grab your heart

This big ol’ world’s waiting for you

To step outside and throw caution to the wind, make a change

I know I’ve seen that look before

The one that says there ain’t nothing gonna stop me now

You’re not gonna stop us now

Chorus

Bridge:    

Rise above

Chorus:

And if you find time to cry

Don’t hold back those tears

Let em flow like the river goes

We are living without fear

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wanderista | TA , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted April 2, 2012 at 7:41 AM (Answer #10)

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I'm a very big fan of Enya. Her songs are rhymatically and spiritually brilliant. Here's the lyrics from one of my favourites 'Flora's Secret';

Lovers in the long grass
Look above them
Only they can see
Where the clouds are going
Only to discover
Dust and sunlight
Ever make the sky so blue

Afternoon is hazy
River flowing
All around the sounds
Moving closer to them
Telling them the story
Told by Flora
Dreams they never knew

Silver willows
Tears from Persia
Those who come
From a far-off island
Winter Chanterelle lies
under cover
Glory-of-the-sun in blue

Some they know as passion
Some as freedom
Some they know as love
And the way it leaves them
Summer brought snowflake
For a season
When the sky above is blue
When the sky above is blue

Lying in the long grass
Close beside her
Giving her the name
Of the one the moon loves
This will be the day she
Will remember
When she knew his heart
Was
Loving in the long grass
Close beside her
Whispering of love
And the way it leaves
Lying in the long grass
In the sunlight
They believe it's true love
And from all around them
Flora's secret
Telling them of love
And the way it breathes
And
Looking up from eyes of
Amaranthine
They can see the sky
Is blue
Knowing that their love
Is true
dreams they never knew
And the sky above is blue

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kavya--kammana | Student, Grade 12 | Valedictorian

Posted April 3, 2012 at 8:45 PM (Answer #11)

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Woh Chali Woh Chali,She's found the love that's real, Now her wounded heart is healed,Finally finally
Woh Chali Woh Chali,leavin all her tears behind Only loves on her mind,Finally Finally

Thou she tries but she cant hide All her joy wrapped up inside She cant wait to reveal,And tell you how she feels

Well this time it feels so right, There'll be no more lonesome nights Good times are here to stay Love will shine on every day.

In my heart there is some pain,Dont ask me why I cant explain May be I did love her too,now there's nothin I can do

On the other side of town,her love is waitin on As she's waivin me goodbye,I think my heart is gonna cry.

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mizradane | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted April 21, 2012 at 4:15 PM (Answer #12)

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When you tell me that you love me

This was first sung by Diana Ross always brings tears to my eyes..

I wanna call the stars
Down from the sky
I wanna live a day
That never dies
I wanna change the world
Only for you
All the impossible
I wanna do

I wanna hold you close
Under the rain
I wanna kiss your smile
And feel the pain
I know what's beautiful
Looking at you
In a world of lies
You are the truth

And baby
Everytime you touch me
I become a hero
I'll make you safe
No matter where you are
And bring you
Everything you ask for
Nothing is above me
I'm shining like a candle in the dark
When you tell me that you love me

I wanna make you see
Just what I was
Show you the loneliness
And what it does
You walked into my life
To stop my tears
Everything's easy now
I have you here

And baby
Everytime you touch me
I become a hero
I'll make you safe
No matter where you are
And bring you
Everything you ask for
Nothing is above me
I'm shining like a candle in the dark
When you tell me that you love me

In a world without you
I would always hunger
All I need is your love to make me stronger

And baby
Everytime you touch me
I become a hero
I'll make you safe
No matter where you are
And bring you
Everything you ask for
Nothing is above me
I'm shining like a candle in the dark
When you tell me that you love me

You love me
When you tell me that you love me

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educatemetoo | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 25, 2012 at 3:43 PM (Answer #13)

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I like all kinds of music, but sometimes when I am in a "mood" I really like Pinks song. So what

So, so what I'm still a rock star
I got my rock moves
And I don't need you
And guess what
I'm havin more fun
And now that were done
I'm gonna show you tonight
I'm alright
I'm just fine
And you're a tool so
So what
I am a rock star
I got my rock moves
And I don't want you tonight

It always makes me feel better for some reason like I can just get up and going. Crazy huh? Music has power.

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kimpdancer | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted May 3, 2012 at 2:06 AM (Answer #14)

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What doesn't kill you

Makes you stronger

Stand a little taller

Doesn't mean I'm lonely

When I'm alone

What doesn't kill you makes a fighter

These are by Kelly Clarkson in Stronger. I know they are a little recent, but they have been so inspirational to me, and I would not be the same if I had never heard those words.

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kimpdancer | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted May 3, 2012 at 2:13 AM (Answer #15)

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Hey, I know I just posted, but, hey, I CAN POST AGAIN. Anyway, I totally agree with educatemetoo. I love Perfect by PINK.

Made a wrong turn

Once or twice

Dug my way out

Blood and fire

Bad decisions

Thats alright

Welcome to my

Silly life

Mistreated, Misplaced, Misunderstood

Miss, No way it's all good

It didn't slow me down

Mistaken, Always second-guessing

Underestimated, Look I'm still around

Pretty pretty please

don't you ever ever feel

Like you're less than

Less than perfect

You're so mean

When you talk

About yourself

You are wrong

Change the voices

In your head

Make them like you

Instead

So Complicated

Look how we all make it

Filled with so much hatred

Such a tired game

It's enough, I've, done all I can think, of

Chased down all the demons

I've seen you do the same

And then it goes on, but those are pretty much the lyrics, and I love them. I especially love the music video. Any song that I can really relate to is on my list of favorite songs. Anyone like Adele?

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nmmoritz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted May 16, 2012 at 11:09 PM (Answer #16)

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"Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" by the Police

Though I've tried before to tell her
Of the feelings I have for her in my heart
Every time that I come near her
I just lose my nerve as I've done from the start

Every little thing she does is magic
Everything she doe just turns me on
Even though my life before was tragic
Now I know my love for her goes on

Do I have to tell the story
Of a thousand rainy days since we first met?
It's a big enough umbrella
But it's always me that ends up getting wet

Every little thing she does is magic
Everything she do just turns me on
Even though my life before was tragic
Now I know my love for her goes on

I resolved to call her up
A thousand times a day
Ask her if she'll marry me
In some old fashioned way

But my silent fears have gripped me
Long before I reach the phone
Long before my tongue has tripped me
Must I always be alone
[From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/p/police-lyrics/every-little-thing-she-does-is-magic-lyrics.html]

Every little thing she does is magic
Everything she do just turns me on
Even though my life before was tragic
Now I know my love for her goes on

Every little thing she does is magic
Everything she do just turns me on
Even though my life before was tragic
Now I know my love for her goes on

Every little thing, every little thing
Every little thing, every little thing
Every little, every little, every little
Every little thing she does

Every little thing she does
Every little thing she does
Every little thing she does
Thing she does is magic

Every little thing, every little thing
Every little thing she do is magic
Magic, magic, magic, magic, magic

Do I have to tell the story
Of a thousand rainy days since we first met?
It's a big enough umbrella
But it's always me that ends up getting wet

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