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Old 11-01-2005, 02:54 AM   #1
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Random Lyrics

I'm feeling random. I think it's time to post the lyrics to whatever song's on our mind. Just because we're bored.

Diamonds & Gold by Tom Waits

The broken glass
And the rusty nails
Where the violets grow
Say goodbye to the railroad
The mad dogs of summer
and everything that I know
What some men will do here for diamonds
What some men will do here for gold
They're wounded but they just keep on climbing
And they sleep by the side of the road.
There's a hole in the ladder; a fence we can climb
Mad as a hatter; You're thin as dime
Come out to the meadow, the hills are agreen
Sing me a rainbow; steal me a dream
Small time Napoleans
Shattered his knees
But he stays in the saddle for Rose
And all his disciples
They shave in the gutter
And they gather what's left of his clothes
What some men will do here for diamonds
What some men will do here for gold
They're wounded but they just keep on climbing
And they sleep by the side of the road.


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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Old 11-01-2005, 09:27 AM   #2
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Birthday Cake by Cibo Matto

Shut up and eat!
Too bad, no bon appetit!
Shut up and eat!
You know my love is sweet!
Yes, I'm cooking for my son and his wife
It's his 30th birthday
Pour berries into my bowl
Add milk of two months ago
It's moldy mom, isn't it?
I don't give a flying **** though
Shut up and eat!
Too bad, no bon appetit!
Shut up and eat!
You know my love is sweet!
Shut up and eat!
Too bad, no bon appetit!
Shut up and eat!
You know my love is sweet!
It's food nouveau
It's food nouveau
It's the shape of love
Beat it! Beat it up!
Beat it! Beat it up!
Extra sugar, extra salt
Extra oil and MSG
Extra sugar, extra salt
Extra oil and MSG
Shut up and eat!
Too bad, no bon appetit!
Shut up and eat!
You know my love is sweet!
Shut up and eat!
Too bad, no bon appetit!
Shut up and eat!
You know my love is sweet!
You were born in the 60's
We made a war with the Vietnamese
We loved LSD, we died easily
Can we just say c'est la vie?
So what! Say what! For your own sake
Do you have a headache or heartbreak?
Are you made or broken by the birthday cake?
You may be slow on the uptake
I pour pot in the birthday cake
So what! Say what! For my own sake
Watch out yo! Here I come yo!
I'm gonna change to a rattlesnake
Turn up the TV! Do you agree?
Yeah, I'm talking turkey Take it from me
I'm gonna show my love for my dove
But it's moldy, mom, isn't it?
Extra sugar, extra salt
Extra oil and MSG
Extra sugar, extra salt
Extra oil and MSG
Shut up and eat!
Too bad, no bon appetit!
Shut up and eat!
You know my love is sweet!
Shut up and eat!
Too bad, no bon appetit!
Shut up and eat!
You know my love is very sweet!
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Old 11-01-2005, 08:30 PM   #3
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Probably one of my favourites:

Melancholy mood forever haunts me
Steals upon me in the night
Forever taunts me
Oh, what a lonely soul am I
Stranded high and dry
By a melancholy mood

Gone is every joy and inspiration
Tears are all I have to show
No consolation
All I can see is grief and gloom
Till the crack of doom
Oh, melancholy mood

Deep in the night
I search for a trace
Of a lingering kiss, a warm embrace
But love is a whimsy
And as flimsy as lace
And my arms embrace an empty space

Melancholy mood, why must you blind me
Pity me and break the chains
The chains that bind me
Won't you release me, set me free
Bring him back to me
Oh, melancholy mood

Deep in the night
I search for a trace
Of a lingering kiss, a warm embrace
But love is a whimsy
As flimsy as lace
And my arms embrace an empty space

Melancholy mood, why must you blind me
Pity me and break the chains
The chains that bind me
Won't you release me, set me free
Bring him back to me
Oh, melancholy mood

And set me free
Oh, melancholy mood


MELANCHOLY MOOD
(Vic Knight / Walter Schumann)

Artie Shaw & His Orch. (vocal: Helen Forrest) - 1939
Martha Raye - 1939
Harry James & His Orch. (vocal: Frank Sinatra) - 1939
Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orch. (vocal: Kenny Sargent) - 1939

Also recorded by: Marian McPartland; Teddy Powell;
Jess Stacy; Kenny Baker; Mary Ann McCall; Bob Zurke.

Delight yourself!
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Old 11-02-2005, 03:17 AM   #4
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Pretty sweet song, makes me want to listen to some Combustible Edison.

Guadaloupe by Combustible Edison

The wind softly drifting along
The Caribbean sunrise
As the day goes by things get slowerand more amusing
Until, finally, in a sudden splash
Of glory
The night begins again

Wild, twisting, two-step, turning
The yearning of young and old alike

The crickets begin with anxiety
Muffled by darkness
Ancient rites of voodoo are brought to mind
In jungles, all things appear to be just what they are
The spirit that lies within

Wild, twisting, two-step, turning
The yearning of young and old alike


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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Old 11-02-2005, 12:16 PM   #5
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Evil by Mercyful Fate

I was born on the cemetery
Under the sign of the moon
Raised from my grave by the dead
I was made a mercenary
In the legions of hell
Now I'm king of pain, I'm insane

You know my only pleasure
Is to hear you cry
I'd love to hear you cry
I'd love to feel you die
And I'll be the first
To watch your funeral
And I'll be the last to leave
I'd love to hear you cry

And when you're down beyond the ground
I'll dig up your body again
And make love to shame
Oh lady cry, and say goodbye, goodbye!
Oh lady cry, and say goodbye, goodbye!

You've gotta say goodbye
'Cause I will eat your mind


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Old 11-02-2005, 06:49 PM   #6
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Ride on a Shooting Star by the Pillows

Orange slide, the sky that it reflects
Sponge's pride, being dangled

Spider
The apprehension that was caught alive
It's okay even if I don't hide it
I want to dream in color.

Ride on shooting star
With the voice of my heart, like a shotgun
I kept on singing

Grunge hamster, be grown up
Lobster of revenge, bring it along

Sniper
I'll say, "What can you see
In that fringed world?"
I want to touch it before I aim

Ride on shooting star
Searching for you, and in withdrawal syndrome
I told a lie

Ride on shooting star
With the voice of my heart, like a shotgun
I kept on singing


(The English translation may or may not be accurate; I fixed the obvious mistakes)

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Old 11-03-2005, 08:33 PM   #7
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I've never heard anything by Cimbustible Edison, but I'd like to.

Another of my favourites, this time Russian:
[Translated to English]

Your Honour Miss. Separation
We've been family for so long, that's how it is.
Wait, don't tear the letter in the envelope.
So unlucky in death, I'll be luckier in love.

Your Honour Miss. Foreign Land
Embracing me so warmly, but you never loved.
Wait, don't call me in your sweet nets,
So unlucky in death, I'll be luckier in love.

Your Honour Miss. Luck
For some you are so nice, for other's not.
Wait, Heart, don't call the 9 grams to you.
So unlucky in death, I'll be luckier in love.

Your Honour Miss. Victory
This means that I didn't finish signing my song yet.
Stop, you demons, swearing on blood.
So unlucky in death, I'll be luckier in love.


Hope you like it.

EDIT: Who needs the Russian lyrics of the song?

Last edited by El Virus; 11-13-2005 at 08:57 AM.
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Old 11-06-2005, 03:12 AM   #8
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Half Day Closing by Portishead

In the days, the golden days
when everybody knew what they wanted.
It ain't here today

Through the times of lasting love
When parents talked of things tried and tested
It don't feel the same

Dreams and belief have gone
Time, life itself goes on

Far beyond the shrinking skies
Where money talks and leaves us hypnotised
It don't pave the way

Underneath the fading sun
The silent sum of a businessman
Has left us choking

Dreams and belief have gone
Time, life itself goes on

In the days, the golden days
When everybody know what they wanted
It ain't here today

Dreams and belief have gone
Time, life itself goes on

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damn, this thread is addictive.


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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Old 11-13-2005, 08:55 AM   #9
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If there's one modern band I still like, it has got to be Radiohead. Their lyrics are quite meaningful, and their music, especially Greenwood's guitar playing, are simply great.
I'm not going to put the obvious "Creep" or "Karma Police", but two other ones.

Paranoid Android
Please could you stop the noise, I'm trying to get some rest
From all the unborn chicken voices in my head
What's that...? (I may be paranoid, but not an android)
What's that...? (I may be paranoid, but not an android)

When I am king, you will be first against the wall
With your opinion which is of no consequence at all
What's that...? (I may be paranoid, but no android)
What's that...? (I may be paranoid, but no android)

Ambition makes you look pretty ugly
Kicking and squealing gucci little piggy
You don't remember
You don't remember
Why don't you remember my name?
Off with his head, man
Off with his head, man
Why don't you remember my name?
I guess he does....

Rain down, rain down
Come on rain down on me
From a great height
From a great height... height...
Rain down, rain down
Come on rain down on me
From a great height
From a great height... height...
Rain down, rain down
Come on rain down on me

That's it, sir
You're leaving
The crackle of pigskin
The dust and the screaming
The yuppies networking
The panic, the vomit
The panic, the vomit
God loves his children, God loves his children, yeah!


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Exit Music (Used at the credits in the modern version of Romeo & Juliet)

Wake from your sleep,
the drying of your tears,
Today we escape, we escape.

Pack and get dressed
before your father hears us,
before all hell breaks loose.

Breathe, keep breathing,
don't lose your nerve.
Breathe, keep breathing,
I can't do this alone.

Sing us a song,
a song to keep us warm,
there's such a chill, such a chill.

And you can laugh a spineless laugh,
we hope your rules and wisdom choke you.

And now we are one
in everlasting peace,

we hope that you choke, that you choke,
we hope that you choke, that you choke,
we hope that you choke, that you choke.
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Old 11-13-2005, 08:34 PM   #10
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Cool, another Radiohead fan. I thought about posting the lyrics to Just. Instead, I think I'll go for a song from Turin Brakes' underrated The Optimist LP

Mind Over Money
- Turin Brakes, 2001

Mind over money, bent over backwards
Light up my life like a very last cigarette
Time after time dear, we will just lie here
Staring at ceilings, it doesn't really matter where we are

Wearing a smile like it's going out of style
Look at yourself, there's nothing in there
Just points on a gravestone, can you see yourself sinking
Staring at ceilings, it doesn't really matter where we are

That's alright, I warned myself
Keep blood on the inside and nowhere else
Up on a shelf, that's where I need to be, la da da dee

I need to get something, I can't sleep for red eye
Internal combustion, can that really happen?
I take it back yeah? Whatever I did yeah?
I didn't mean it, I was only joking

What does this matter in the grandscheming sky,
All that I multiply adds up to nothing.

That's alright, I warned myself
Keep blood on the inside and nowhere else
Up on a shelf, that's where I need to be, la da da dee

(Here's a link to the video)


Soli Deo Gloria
Jesu Juva
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Old 11-14-2005, 03:34 AM   #11
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I'm not a big Radiohead fan but I do love "Paranoid Android".

Anyway these next lyrics are probably among my favorite song lyrics ever but that's after a year or so of not knowing what it was about. It's a song to analyze, without a doubt.

Mr. Krinkle by Primus

Hello, Mr. Krinkle
How are you today?
seems the rumors are about your team might move away
Now, me, I'm sentimental but I'm not one to cry....

Say there, Mr. Krinkle
Let's cruise the bastard boat
Damn them sonsabitches with their gillnets set afloat
Now I flip on my tele and I watch the waters die....
C'mon on, Mr. Krinkle, tell me why
C'mon on, Mr. Krinkle, tell me why
C'mon on, Mr. Krinkle, won't you please tell me why?
Tell me why.....

Hey ho, Mr. Krinkle
Have you heard the brand new sound?
It's a cross between Jimmy Hendrix, Bocephus, Cher, and James Brown
It's called Heavy Hometown New Wave, cold-filtered low-calorie dry....
C'mon on, Mr. Krinkle, tell me why
C'mon on, Mr. Krinkle, tell me why
C'mon on, Mr. Krinkle, tell me why
C'mon on, Mr. Krinkle, tell me why

Mr. Krinkle......


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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Old 11-14-2005, 12:28 PM   #12
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La donna � mobile
qual piuma al vento
muta d'accento
e di pensiero

Sempre un'amabile
leggiadro viso
in pianto e in riso
� menzognero

La donna � mobil
qual piuma al vento
muta d'accento
e di pensier
e di pensier
e di pensier

� sempre misero
chi a lei s'affida
chi le confida
mal cauto il core

Pur mai non sentesi
felice appieno
chi su quel seno
non liba amore

La donna � mobil
qual piuma al vento
muta d'accento
e di pensier
e di pensier
e di pensier

<<<La Donna e Mobile>> It's opera.

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Old 11-16-2005, 07:14 PM   #13
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Counting_Pine, great to know you like Radiohead as well. I love the video for Just.
Another great song from another modern band:

Auf Achse, by Franz Ferdinand.
You see her, you can't touch her
You hear her, you can't hold her
You want her, you can't have her
You want to, but she won't let you
You see her, you can't touch her

You hear her, you can't hold her
You want her, you can't have her
You want to, but she won't let you

She's not so special so look what you've done, boy
She's not so special so look what you've done, boy
She's not so special so look what you've done

Now you wish she'd never come back here again
Oh, never come back here again

You see her, you can't touch her
You hear her, you can't hold her
You want her, you can't have her
You want to, but she won't let you

You see her, you can't touch her
You hear her, you can't hold her
You want her, you can't have her
You want to, but she won't let you

She's not so special so look what you've done, boy
She's not so special so look what you've done, boy
She's not so special so look what you've done

Now I'm nailed above you
Gushing from my side
It's with your sings that you have killed me
Thinking of your sins I die
Thinking how you'd let them touch you
How you'd never realise
That I'm ripped and hang forsaken
Knowing never will I rise
Again

You still see her
Oh, you hear her
You want her
Oh, you want to
You see her
You hear her
You want her
You still want to
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