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  • La la la la la la la la... (lalalas in Gone to Earth count right?)

    Lend me a whole new world / all night

    What you thought you lost was just mislaid / all the poems written in your skin

    Some people will ask how old I am

    But you know there is time / And you love the tears

    Tears just started over you / but I'm not over you

    Frankenstein would want your mind / your lovely head

    With the weight of you dear / I forgot

    My dog needs new ears / Make him see forever / Make him live like me / Again and again

    Feel the cold arrive / in my bones

    Oh I've never seen / the winter lights on the lake

    Daylight trickles in / on your tremulous skin

    Stranger I dream of you / Stranger I will / never know

    Blue / billowing green waves of grass / The iron sky / turning in the looking glass


    Post edited by error60091 at 2013-10-19 06:46:51
  • Rows and flows of angel hair
    And ice cream castles in the air
    And feather canyons everywhere,
    I've looked at clouds that way.

    But now they only block the sun,
    They rain and snow on everyone
    So many things I would have done,
    But clouds got in my way.

    I've looked at clouds from both sides now
    From up and down and still somehow
    It's cloud's illusions I recall
    I really don't know clouds at all

    Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels,
    The dizzy dancing way that you feel
    As every fairy tale comes real,
    I've looked at love that way.

    But now it's just another show,
    You leave 'em laughing when you go
    And if you care, don't let them know,
    Don't give yourself away.

    I've looked at love from both sides now
    From give and take and still somehow
    It's love's illusions I recall
    I really don't know love at all

    Tears and fears and feeling proud,
    To say "I love you" right out loud
    Dreams and schemes and circus crowds,
    I've looked at life that way.

    Oh but now old friends they're acting strange,
    They shake their heads, they say I've changed
    Well something's lost, but something's gained
    In living every day.

    I've looked at life from both sides now
    From win and lose and still somehow
    It's life's illusions I recall
    I really don't know life at all

    I've looked at life from both sides now
    From up and down, and still somehow
    It's life's illusions I recall
    I really don't know life at all
  • Big Yellow Taxi
    by Joni Mitchell

    They paved paradise
    And put up a parking lot
    With a pink hotel, a boutique
    And a swinging hot spot

    Don't it always seem to go
    That you don't know what you've got
    Till it's gone
    They paved paradise
    And put up a parking lot

    They took all the trees
    Put 'em in a tree museum
    And they charged the people
    A dollar and a half just to see 'em

    Don't it always seem to go
    That you don't know what you've got
    Till it's gone
    They paved paradise
    And put up a parking lot

    Hey farmer farmer
    Put away that DDT now
    Give me spots on my apples
    But leave me the birds and the bees
    Please!

    Don't it always seem to go
    That you don't know what you've got
    Till it's gone
    They paved paradise
    And put up a parking lot

    Late last night
    I heard the screen door slam
    And a big yellow taxi
    Took away my old man

    Don't it always seem to go
    That you don't know what you've got
    Till it's gone
    They paved paradise
    And put up a parking lot

    They paved paradise
    And put up a parking lot

    Always loved these lyrics.
    The irony of taking all the trees out of paradise to preserve them in a tree museum; genius.
    As the lady says, you don't know what you've got till it's gone !
    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • Yup, brilliant :-)

    For anyone unaware - the lyrics that I quoted are also Joni's. I do hope she makes a full recovery - following her collapse earlier today...
  • ^An unbelieavable composer.  My favorite is probably I'm a radio...or California.  Sounds like she's doing well but a shame about that disease.  Sounds horrid.
  • Guess I thought "Both Sides Now" had been written by Judy Collins. What poetic songstresses, both of them! And Rickie Lee Jones, albeit a decade late on the scene.
    If I were dead, could I do this?
  • Some kids like watching Saturday cartoons.
    Some girls listen to records all day in their rooms.
    But what do birds leave behind of the wings that they came with
    If a son's in a tree building model planes?

    Skeletons.
    Skeletons.

    ~ Rickie Lee Jones
    Post edited by iuventus at 2015-04-02 06:43:55
    If I were dead, could I do this?
  • Yeah, Rickey Lee Jones is right up there as a composer.  Danny's All Star Joint.
  • So, wonderful lyrics pop up in the most unexpected places. Where is this from?

    'Look out on a Summers day, with eyes that know the darkness in my soul'.

    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • Before the Internet, we could have had fun with this but too easy to cheat now.

    It is from Vincent by Don McLean.
    Who would have thought. Fab !
    Post edited by Urban_Tribesman at 2016-04-02 16:18:03
    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • "It's the aim of existence to offer resistance to the flow of time" and ( from the same song) " I'm painting by numbers but can't find the colours to fill you in".
    Two of my all time favourite lines in one song!
    Buzzcocks-I Believe ( also covered by Conjure One).
  • " smile when the butterfly escapes the killing jar"
    from my favourite Duran Duran track.
  • I've always sung the opening lines of "Song From Under the Floorboards" with particular relish...

    "I am angry, I am ill and i'm as ugly as sin/My irritability keeps me alive and kicking/I know the meaning of life, it doesn't help me a bit/I know beauty and I know a good thing when I see it"