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The Inspiring Lyrics That Mean Something to You Philosophically or Spiritually Thread

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by bkadoctaj, May 9, 2008.

  1. Avalon - Roxy Music

    Now the party's over
    I'm so tired
    Then I see you coming
    Out of nowhere
    Much communication and emotion
    Without conversation or a notion
    Avalon

    When the samba takes you
    Out of nowhere
    And the background's fading
    Out of focus
    Yes the picture changing
    Every moment
    And your destination
    You don't know it
    Avalon

    When you bossa nova
    There's no holding
    Would you have me dancing
    Out of nowhere
    Avalon
     
  2. Iron Maiden- Phantom of the Opera

    Ive been looking so long for you
    Now you wont get away from my grasp.
    Youve been living so long in hiding
    In hiding behind that false mask.
    And you know and I know that
    You aint got long now to last.
    Your looks and your feelings
    Are just the remains of your past.

    Youre standing in the wings,
    There you wait for the curtain to fall.
    Knowing the terror and holding
    You have on us all.
    Yeah, I know that youre gonna
    Scratch me, maim me and maul.
    You know Im helpless from
    Your mesmerising cat call.

    Keep your distance, walk away,
    Dont take his bait.
    Dont you stray, dont fade away.
    Watch your step, hes out to get you,
    Come what may.
    Dont you stray, from the narrow way.

    Im running and hiding in my
    Dreams youre always there.
    Youre the phantom of the opera,
    Youre the devil, youre just out to scare.
    You damaged my mind
    And my soul it just floats through the air.
    Haunt me, you taunt me,
    You torture me back at your lair.
     
  3. just about anything Thom Yorke ever wrote as far as lyrics.
     
  4. Agents of Change- Existenial Calisthenics

    Somewhere I heard that life is a game of chess? If I may protest,
    Trivial Pursuit, I would say is the name that best
    Describes the pain & stress, brings alive the shame
    and tense moments that we go through til
    We're all layed to rest

    We slave for cents, and dollars just to pay the rent
    It doesn't make no sense, our ancestors shared their caves & tents
    So all of a sudden we can lay cement,
    We think that we've evolved
    We're really just some apes who shave their face & neck

    I watch this great descent and pray my words will make a dent
    We may prevent extinction, but we have to face our gravest threat
    It's not the comet or Osama in his favorite jet
    Our worst opponent yet, is ourselves, though we may repent

    My main regret is that I've shown the same neglect
    That most humans show their brain
    It's like a train that's on it's way to wreck
    Some say my words mean less than a grain or speck
    While others say my message sends 'em on an extraplanar quest

    I don't know who to trust, & so I watch the rays reflect
    I'm staring out the window, for this life I'm in major debt
    I pay respect, with a little bit of change that I got
    & with the little bit of brains that I rock I say


    crazy lyricist (or however its spelled?)
     
  5. Tool - Lateralus

    black then white are all i see in my infancy.
    red & yellow then came to be, reaching out to me,
    lets me see.
    as below, so above & beyond, i imagine.
    drawn beyond the lines of reason.
    push the envelope. watch it bend.

    over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind.
    withering my intuition, missing opportunities & i must
    feed my will to feel my moment drawing way outside the lines.

    [chorus]

    over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind.
    withering my intuition leaving opportunities behind.
    feed my will to feel this moment, urging me to cross the line.
    reaching out to embrace the random.
    reaching out to embrace whatever may come.

    i embrace my desire to,
    feel the rhythm, to feel connected enough to step aside & weep like a widow
    to feel inspired, to fathom the power, to witness the beauty,
    to bathe in the fountain,
    to swing on the spiral,
    to swing on the spiral of our divinity & still be a human.

    with my feet upon the ground i move myself between the sounds & open wide to suck it in.
    i feel it move across my skin.
    i'm reaching up & reaching out.
    i'm reaching for the random or what ever will bewilder me.
    what ever will bewilder me.
    & following our will & wind we may just go where no one's been.
    we'll ride the spiral to the end & may just go where no one's been.
    spiral out. keep going.
     

  6. Beautiful song!! :D I'm going to go listen!
     
  7. "Missed The Boat" - Modest Mouse

    While we're on the subject
    Could we change the subject now?
    I was knocking on your ear's door but you were always out
    Looking towards the future
    We were begging for the past
    Well we knew we had the good things
    But those never seemed to last
    Oh please just last

    Everyone's unhappy
    Everyone's ashamed
    Well we all just got caught looking
    At somebody else's page
    Well nothing ever went
    Quite exactly as we planned
    Our ideas held no water
    But we used them like a damn

    Oh, and we carried it all so well
    As if we got a new position
    Oh, and I laugh all the way to hell
    Saying yes, this is a fine promotion
    Oh, and I laugh all the way to hell

    Of course everyone goes crazy
    Over such and such and such
    We made ourselves a tiller
    We just used it as a crutch
    We were certainly uncertain
    At least I'm pretty sure I am
    Well we didn't need the water
    But we just built that go god damn

    Oh, and I know this of myself
    I assume as much for other people
    Oh, and I know this of myself
    We've listened more to life's end gong
    Than the sound of life's sweet bliss

    Was it ever worth it?
    Was there all that much to gain?
    Well we knew we missed the boat
    And we'd already missed the plane
    We didn't read the invite
    We just dance at our wake
    All our favorites were playing
    So we could shake, shake, shake, shake, shake

    Tiny curtains open and we heard the tiny clap of little hands
    A tiny man would tell a little joke and get a tiny laugh from all the folks
    Sitting drifting around in bubbles and thinking it was us that carried them
    When we finally got it figured out that we had truly missed the boat

    Oh, and we carried it all so well
    As if we got a new position
    Oh, and we owned all the tools ourselves
    But not the skills to make a shelf with
    Oh, what useless tools ourselves



    Tool - Parabola

    We barely remember who or what came before this precious moment,
    We are choosing to be here right now. Hold on, stay inside

    This holy reality, this holy experience.
    Choosing to be here in
    This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
    This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal
    All this pain is an illusion.
    Alive, I
    In this holy reality, in this holy experience. Choosing to be here in
    This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
    This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal
    All this pain is an illusion.
    Twirling round with this familiar parable.
    Spinning, weaving round each new experience.
    Recognize this as a holy gift and celebrate this chance to be alive and breathing.
    This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality.
    Embrace this moment. Remember. We are eternal.
    All this pain is an illusion.

    there is nothing unmeaningful in any of Tool's songs, half the time though its up to the listener to create the meaning.
     
  8. BOB MARLEY NATURAL MYSTIC

    There's a natural mystic
    Blowing through the air
    If you listen carefully now you will hear
    This could be the first trumpet
    Might as well be the last
    Many more will have to suffer
    Many more will have to die
    Don't ask me why
    Things are not the way they used to be
    I won't tell no lie
    One and all got to face reality now

    Though I try to find the answer
    To all the questions they ask
    Though I know it's impossible
    To go living through the past
    Don't tell no lie
    There's a natural mystic
    Blowing through the air
    Can't keep them down
    If you listen carefully now you will hear
    Such a natural mystic
    Blowing through the air

    This could be the first trumpet
    Might as well be the last
    Many more will have to suffer
    Many more will have to die
    Don't ask me why
    There's a natural mystic
    Blowing through the air
    I won't tell no lie
    If you listen carefully now, you will hear
    There's a Natural Mystic blowing through the air

    Such a Natural Mystic, blowing through the air
    There's a Natural Mystic, blowing through the air
    Such a Natural Mystic, blowing through the air
    Such a Natural Mystic, blowing through the air
    Such a Natural Mystic, blowing through the air

    Above&Beyond-stealing time

    I'm stealing time from my own life..
    all the hours that God sents.
    My future is a valentine
    stolen in the perfect crime.
    And as the hours go flashing by
    I'm winding down the windows
    and I know I'm living out of line
    but with a blazing smile I'll die...

    PATTI SMITH DANCING BAREFOOT


    She is benediction
    She is addicted to thee
    She is the root connection
    She is connecting with he

    Here I go and I don't know why
    I fell so ceaselessly
    Could it be he's taking over me...?
    I'm dancing barefoot
    Heading for a spin
    Some strange music draws me in
    Makes me come on like some heroine

    She is sublimation
    She is the essence of thee
    She is concentrating on
    He, who is chosen by she

    Here I go and I don't know why
    I spin so ceaselessly
    Could it be he's taking over me...?
    I'm dancing barefoot
    Heading for a spin
    Some strange music draws me in
    Makes me come on like some heroine

    She is re-creation
    She, intoxicated by thee
    She has the slow sensation that
    He is levitating with she ...

    Here I go and I don't know why
    I spin so ceaselessly
    'Til I lose my sense of gravity...
    I'm dancing barefoot
    Heading for a spin
    Some strange music draws me in
    Makes me come on like some heroine

    (Oh god I fell for you...)

    The plot of our life sweats in the dark like a face
    The mystery of childbirth, of childhood itself
    Grave visitations, what is it that calls to us?
    Why must we pray screaming? Why must not death be redefined?
    We shut our eyes we stretch out our arms, and whirl on a pane of glass
    An affixation a fix on anything, the line of life the limb of a tree
    The hands of he and the promise

    that she is blessed
    among women.

    (Oh god I fell for you...)

    and many more..
     
  9. Tool's lyrics are always insanely good.
     
  10. Amazing Grace

    "I once was lost, but now am found. Was blind but now I see"
     
  11. "Overcome (The Recapitulation)" by RX Bandits:

    We've had enough of these politician's wars
    All we need right now is love
    We've had enough of these military scoreboards
    What we need right now is love

    Turn it up
    The future is held in the hands who write the textbooks
    Ignorance is bred when falsified thinking is taught
    To the youth instead of past mistakes and mind elevation,
    Like the graves that manifest destiny has created
    So we can build our capitalist consumer based economy,
    To build, market, and sell commodities we don't need
    But we are trained to believe like celebrity imaging
    Well I'm here to take my feelings back and I hope that you will be with me

    I can't wait for that day
    When I hear us all screaming.
    Ahhhhhhhhh,
    I can't wait for that day
    When I hear us all singing together,
    Ooooohhhhhh

    I can't wait for the day when I hear us all screaming,
    HERE COMES THE REVOLUTION.
    When every race, color, and creed of militant human beings stand up
    With fists together for substance and true meaning

    Because right now we got our feet stuck in cement
    We're too caught up in a material status quo punishment
    And one thing is for sure and that's the sun will always set,
    Darling you can bet our moon is quite the opposite

    So baby take an axe to your makeup kit
    Set ablaze the billboards and their advertisements
    Love with all your hearts and never forget
    How good it feels to be alive and strive for your desire

    Just cause you can't see your cage doesn't mean that you are free
    When there are laws against nature but its okay for you to be
    Addicted to over the counter prescriptions
    And magazines dictate all our human relations

    I'm not buying, no I'm not giving in
    To a culture that objectifies all of our women
    I'm not buying, no I'm not consuming
    The apathetic dribble on the news media's chin
    I'm not buying, no I'm not giving in
    The lies that are sold through textbooks to children
    I'm not buying, no I'm not consuming
    Cause the positive will always overcome the negative right

    And we stay inside, its right outside,
    We stand in line
    We all enjoy the fences to keep it at bay
    But I'm not giving in.

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  12. Johnny Butt was a man with a real strong
    Will to survive
    He just kept pushin' on
    Even though he was barely alive

    So
    Shoot it up
    Shoot it up
    I just don't matter

    Johnny says he wants to go do it
    Says he wants to kill a cop

    We've got a brand new dance called we've got to overcome
    We've got a brand new dance called we've got to overcome
     
  13. lol, i listen to lateralus every night while i go to sleep. idk why i didnt think of that.

    heres SOADs Sugar.
    The kombucha mushroom people,
    Sitting around all day,
    Who can believe you,
    Who can believe you,
    Let your mother pray, (sugar)
    I'm not there all the time you know
    Some people, some people, some people,
    Call it insane, yeah they call it insane, (sugar)
    I play Russian roulette everyday, a man's sport,
    With a bullet called life, yeah mama called life,(sugar)
    You know that every time I try to go
    Where I really want to be,
    It's already where I am,
    Cause I'm already there.(sugar)
    The kombucha mushroom people,
    Sitting around all day,
    Who can believe you,
    Who can believe you,
    Let your mother pray, (sugar)
    I got a gun the other day from Sako,
    It's cute, small, fits right in my pocket,
    Yeah, right in my pocket, (sugar)
    My girl, you know, she lashes out at me sometimes,
    And I just fucking kick her, and then ooh baby,she's O.K.(sugar)
    People are always chasing me down,
    Trying to push my face to the ground,
    Where all they really want to do,
    Is suck out my mother fucking brains, my brains (sugar).
    The kombucha mushroom people,
    Sitting around all day,
    Who can believe you,
    Who can believe you,
    Let your mother pray
    I sit, in my desolate room, no lights, no music,
    Just anger,
    I've killed everyone,
    I'm away forever, but I'm feeling better,
    How do I feel,
    What do I say,
    Fuck you, it all goes away,
    How do I feel,
    What do I say,
    Fuck you, it all goes away,
    How do I feel,
    What do I say,
    In the end it all goes away,
    How do I feel,
    What do I say,
    In the end it all goes away,
    How do I feel,
    What do I say,
    In the end it all goes away,
    How do I feel,
    What do I say,
    In the end it all goes away,
    How do I feel,
    What do I say,
    In the end it all goes away,
    How do I feel,
    What do I say,
    In the end it all goes away,
    In the end it all goes away,
    In the end it all goes away,
    In the end it all goes away,
    In the end it all goes away.
     
  14. Jack Johnson - If I Could


    A brand new baby was born yesterday, just in time
    Papa cried, baby cried, said your tears are like mine
    I heard some words from a friend on the phone who didn't sound so good
    The doctor gave him 2 weeks to live
    I'd give him more.. if I could

    You know that I would now, if only I could


    Down the middle drops one more grain of sand
    They say that, new life makes losin' life easier to understand
    Words are kind, they help ease the mind, i miss my old friend
    And though you gotta go, we'll keep a piece of your soul
    One goes out, one comes in

    You know that I would now.. if only I could

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  16. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIxtlldn-pM

    STUPID QUESTIONS- NEW MODEL ARMY

    It's not a crime to be innocent, these things we have not done
    But you're not some little child, spring is past and gone!

    Well I know my craven heart, and I've seen your vicious eyes
    And I think we know the truth, both you and I

    Don't flutter your lashes like a little girl, asking why its such a cruel, cruel world, no...
    Don't ask anymore stupid questions you already know the answers to...

    Well you can kill with the best of them but your smile remains so sweet,
    If someone comes to eat me alive I like to see their teeth!

    If you really want, I can name the names, be the angel of death, like a children's game...
    Don't ask anymore stupid questions you already know the answers to.

    There comes a time in your life you've got to grow up fast
    And I think that your time is coming now, here at last

    Stop waiting in line at the fortune tellers, waiting to hear some more pretty lies?
    She says...
    "Don't ask anymore stupid questions you already know the answers to"...
     
  17. I took my love, I took it down
    Climbed a mountain and I turned around
    I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
    till the landslide brought me down

    Oh, mirror in the sky
    What is love
    Can the child within my heart rise above
    Can I sail thru the changing ocean tides
    Can I handle the seasons of my life

    Well, Ive been afraid of changing
    cause Ive built my life around you

    But time makes you bolder
    Children get older
    Im getting older too
     
  18. Nah-nah-nah-nah. Nah-nah-nah-nah! Hey, hey, hey, Goo-ood-bye! :wave:

    Nahhhhhh, nah, nah, nah-neh-nah-nahhhhhhhh, nah-ne-nah-nah. . .
    Hey Jude!
     
  19. Have you ever been hated or discriminated against?
    I have, I've been protested and demonstrated against.
    Picket signs for my wicked rhymes.
    Look at the times. Sick is the mind of the motha fuckin' kid that's behind,
    all this commotion. Emotions run deep as ocean's explodin'.
    Tempers flaring from parents, just blow 'em off and keep goin'.
    Not takin' nothin' from no one, give 'em hell long as I'm breathin'.
    Keep kickin' ass in the mornin', an' takin' names in the evening.
    Leav'em with a taste as sour as vinegar in they mouth.
    See, they can trigger me but they never figure me out.
    Look at me now, I bet ya probably sick of me now.
    Ain't you mama, I'ma make you look so ridiculous now.

    I'm sorry, Mama.
    I never meant to hurt you.
    I never meant to make you cry,
    but tonight I'm cleanin' out my closet.

    I'm sorry, Mama.
    I never meant to hurt you.
    I never meant to make you cry,
    but tonight I'm cleanin' out my closet.

    I got some skeletons in my closet, and I don't know if no one knows it.
    So before they thrown me inside my coffin and close it,
    I'ma expose it. I'll take you back to '73 before I ever had a multi-platinum sellin' CD.
    I was a baby, maybe I was just a couple of months.
    My faggot father must have had his panties up in a bunch,
    cuz he split. I wonder if he even kissed me goodbye.
    No, I don't on second thought, I just fuckin' wished he would die.
    I look at Hailie and I couldn't picture leavin' her side.
    Even if I hated Kim, I grit my teeth and I'd try
    to make it work with her at least for Hailie's sake.
    I maybe made some mistakes but I'm only human.
    But I'm man enough to face them today.
    What I did was stupid, no doubt it was dumb,
    but the smartest shit I did was take them bullets out of that gun.
    Cuz I'da killed 'em, shit
    I would have shot Kim an' him both.
    It's my life, I'd like to welcome ya'll to The Eminem Show.

    I'm sorry, Mama.
    I never meant to hurt you.
    I never meant to make you cry,
    but tonight I'm cleanin' out my closet.

    I'm sorry, Mama.
    I never meant to hurt you.
    I never meant to make you cry,
    but tonight I'm cleanin' out my closet.

    Now I would never dis my own mama just to get recognition.
    Take a second to listen for you think this record is dissin',
    But put yourself in my position.
    Just try to envision witnessin' your Mama poppin' prescription pills in the kitchen,
    bitchin' that someone's always goin' through her purse and shits missin'.
    Going through public housing system, victim of Munchausen's syndrome.
    My whole life I was made to believe I was sick when I wasn't,
    til I grew up, now I blew up.
    It makes you sick to ya stomach,
    doesn't it? Wasn't it the reason you made that CD for me, Ma?
    So you could try to justify the way you treated me, Ma?
    But guess what, yer gettin' older now and it's cold when you're lonely.
    An' Nathan's growin' up so quick, he's gonna know that you're phoney.
    And Hailie's gettin' so big now, you should see her, she's beautiful.
    But you'll never see her, she won't even be at your funeral.
    See what hurts me the most is you won't admit you was wrong,
    Bitch, do ya song. Keep tellin' yourself that you was a mom.
    But how dare you try to take what you didn't help me to get.
    You selfish bitch, I hope you fuckin' burn in hell for this shit.
    Remember when Ronnie died and you said you wished it was me?
    Well, guess what, I am dead. Dead to you as can be.

    I'm sorry, Mama.
    I never meant to hurt you.
    I never meant to make you cry,
    but tonight I'm cleanin' out my closet.

    I'm sorry, Mama.
    I never meant to hurt you.
    I never meant to make you cry,
    but tonight I'm cleanin' out my closet.

    [This song made me think about how religious people must feel in a sometimes overly rational world.]
     
  20. illscarlett - Paradise Burning

    Don't know what to do
    Don't know how we made it
    This california weather
    The summer in December
    Let me go just let me go
    Finally found a way
    Finally found a way to shut you out
    I'm lost and gone forever
    Now has turned to never
    Just let me go

    I'm just slipping away down the coast
    And I'm so far away from home
    Never returning
    Paradise burning

    Don't know what to do
    Don't know if it's true anymore
    (You can lie about it)
    Like a wave that's finally broken
    (Tell me why about it)
    I'm running back to the ocean
    (Gotta let me go)
    Let me go just let me go
    Finally figured out
    Finally figured out what I am
    (What to do about it)
    I'm lost and gone forever
    (Without you I'm drowning)
    Now has turned to never
    (Gotta let me go)
    Just let me go

    I'm just slipping away down the coast
    And I'm so far away from home
    Never returning
    Paradise burning
    Feeling so alone
    Strangers looking through me like
    A ghost
    And I'm so far away from home
    Never returning
    Paradise burning

    And it fills my lungs
    It couldn't get any better
    As it fills my lungs
    I'm falling into the fire

    I'm just slipping away down the coast
    And I'm so far away from home
    Never returning
    Paradise burning
    Feeling so alone
    I'm just slipping away down the coast
    And I'm so far away from home
    Never returning
    Paradise burning
    Feeling so alone
    Strangers looking through me like
    A ghost
    And I'm so far away from home
    Never returning
    Paradise burning

    ______________________


    The last 3 lines really hit home for me. My life is constantly changing, and this song only represents that.
     
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