Category Archives: Lyrics

I’d Love to Change the World

This came out in 1971…. sigh

While I don’t appreciate some of the lyrics…most is still so very relevant

 

 

 

 

 

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March 25, 2021 · 8:23 PM

Lyrical Quote-Blue October

“I thought of just your face
Relaxed, and floated into space”

-Blue October, Into the Ocean

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Lyrical Quote- Don McLean

“I met a girl who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news
But she just smiled and turned away…”

Don McLean, American Pie

 

 

 

 

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February 28, 2021 · 2:51 PM

Such a fun song to sing along! A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara’d Into Submission) by Simon & Garfunkel

A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara’d Into Submission) by Simon & Garfunkel

 

I been Norman Mailered, Maxwell Taylored
I been John O’Hara’d, McNamara’d
I been Rolling Stoned and Beatled ’til I’m blind
I been Ayn Randed, nearly branded
Communist, ’cause I’m left-handed
That’s the hand I use, well, never mind
I been Phil Spectored, resurrected
I been Lou Adlered, Barry Sadlered
Well, I paid all the dues I want to pay
And I learned the truth from Lenny Bruce
And all my wealth won’t buy me health
So I smoke a pint of tea a day
I knew a man, his brain was so small
He couldn’t think of nothing at all
Not the same as you and me
He doesn’t dig poetry
He’s so unhip that when you say Dylan
He thinks you’re talking about Dylan Thomas
Whoever he was
The man ain’t got no culture
But it’s alright, ma, everybody must get stoned
I been Mick Jaggered and silver daggered
Andy Warhol, won’t you please come home?
I been mother, father, aunt and uncled
Been Roy Haleed and Art Garfunkeled
I just discovered somebody’s tapped my phone
Folk rock
I’ve lost my harmonica, Albert
Source:ย LyricFind
Songwriters: Paul Simon

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The Dangling Conversation

Since I stole used a few words from this song as the title of my upcoming post

(currently editing as i went off on a bit of a rant)

… it has been stuck in my head so I’m posting it for you all to enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Lyrics are posted below. Beautiful poetry!

 

The Dangling Conversation by Simon & Garfunkel

It’s a still life watercolor
Of a now-late afternoon
As the sun shines through the curtain lace
And shadows wash the room
And we sit and drink our coffee
Couched in our indifference, like shells upon the shore
You can hear the ocean roar
In the dangling conversation
And the superficial sighs
The borders of our lives
And you read your Emily Dickinson
And I my Robert Frost
And we note our place with book markers
That measure what we’ve lost
Like a poem poorly written
We are verses out of rhythm
Couplets out of rhyme
In syncopated time (in syncopated time)
And the dangling conversation
And the superficial sighs
Are the borders of our lives
Yes, we speak of things that matter
With words that must be said
“Can analysis be worthwhile?”
“Is the theater really dead?”
And how the room is softly faded
And I only kiss your shadow, I cannot feel your hand
You’re a stranger now unto me
Lost in the dangling conversation
And the superficial sighs
In the borders of our lives

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Blood Into Gold – Peter Buffett featuring Akon

Even if this is not your normal taste in music…give it a listen. ย Powerful message!

 

 

 

LYRICS:
When I go to sleep at night
I wonder why I dont feel the pain
From where the sun is shining bright
But empty shells of lives remain

I know the news will tell me why
And well watch others take the fall
But who will hear when someone cries
That saving one can save us all

Can you open your heart?
Will you give me your hand?
Can you look in my eyes?
Will you see who I am?

The blood of your sons and
The blood of your daughters
The blood of my sisters
The blood of my brothers
The blood of your fathers
The blood of your mothers
All that you own through the blood of another

See when I go to sleep at night
Everything seems to fade away
If I live to see daylight
What part of life will I decide to change?

I see the sun.
Kind of reminds me of the gold that brightens our day
I see the rain
And also see all the blood that is washes away

CHORUS

Now its time to shine the light
In all the corners that we fear
We can win without a fight
But only love can take us there

Can you open your heart?
Will you give me your hand?
Can you look in my eyes?
Will you see who I am?

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“The Neighbors”

Hi all! ย I have a diverse taste in music and enjoy everything from Simon and Garfunkel to Tori Amos to Anthrax to Slayer to Cameo ๐Ÿ™‚ ย This one is a bit different even for my “normal” variety. ย Anyway I LOVE this song…take a minute and listen to the lyrics. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers, “The Neighbors”

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Who am I?

Who am I?
What is my name?
I am the one who won’t play your game

I cannot identify
with you who want a free supply
I will not be leeched upon
Pay your own way

Who are you…
tell me your name
They ask with a grin
to hide their shame

I’m the one who loves my life
I will never sacrifice
anything I value
for your personal gain.

~Melanie Blackwell- (A little Ode to Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand)

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