|Antennas To Heaven – 0734 Lyrics||1 year ago|
And when he leans in to kiss her goodbye she turns.
|The Mountain Goats – Never Quite Free Lyrics||2 years ago|
|I think you mean fantastic. This is one of the album highlights for me.|
|Rivulets – Happy Ending Lyrics||2 years ago|
|The slow build up and then the guitar hitting at ~2:10...wow. Like I said in another post, I've been listening to this all night. Fairly sure I heard the climax of this song through my dreams.|
|Rivulets – You Are My Home Lyrics||2 years ago|
|Beautiful. I've been listening to this album all night.|
|Mineral – Five, Eight, and Ten Lyrics||2 years ago|
God damn this song gets pretty badass halfway through.
"I bring it on myself
I know I bring it on myself"
|S – Not A Problem Lyrics||2 years ago|
The first two verses make me think about drinking in excess to forget things. The third verse reminds me of last week. The 4th and 5th verses remind me of this week. The last verse is not a nice future.
I like how it's "Walking down the STARES" rather than STAIRS. I know how that is.
|The Rural Alberta Advantage – Two Lovers Lyrics||2 years ago|
"And you will die and become a ghost
Haunt me till my pulse /also slows/"
|Astronautalis – My Dinner with Andy Lyrics||2 years ago|
"A dulcimated Kiss is blown, conversations wisper on, and talk of saving whilst"
Aside from the fact that 'dulcimated' is not a real word, "toasts are made" makes a lot more sense in context. The end of the line is "saving whales" which actually works grammatically, and fits too.
|P.S. Eliot – Incoherent Love Songs Lyrics||2 years ago|
|(Every. Single. Line. Metaphorical or literal.)|
|P.S. Eliot – Like How You Are Lyrics||2 years ago|
and i don't really care about the future
i care about what keeps you away
|UNKLE – Lonely Soul Lyrics||2 years ago|
Brad Delp. Straight from wikipedia regarding his suicide:
Delp left private notes to all his family members, and a public note that read: "Mr. Brad Delp. Je suis une âme solitaire". The French portion translates as "I am a lonely soul."
|Astronautalis – My Dinner with Andy Lyrics||2 years ago|
What a fantastic song about spilling a glass of wine. The feeling of doing something embarassing and imagining everyone staring, laughing, /discussing/ you. Telling their friends about the time they saw someone doing something stupid, unknown people laughing at you. Repercussions of every blunder.
"I'll never stop till sad's erased from
webster's dictionary page"
|Jimmy Eat World – A Praise Chorus Lyrics||2 years ago|
"And all I need is just to hear a song I know
I wanna always feel like part of this was mine"
Self explanatory. There's a catalyst for everyone; song, person, whatever. Music has been a comforter for me for a long time. An encourager, not so much. I know a lot of people play music to "get pumped" and shit, but that's not really my thing. I like to retreat to familiar music (I cannot listen to new artists sometimes) when I'm feeling down, or angry, or sobering/waking up. I don't think I've had an 'encourager' (I should really use the word 'motivator' here) for most of my life, infact. Someone who makes me feel confident & comfortable when I'm around them. I stop being so...'fake' around them, I think. Although if I'm 'fake' for the majority of my life, which is real and which is the act? How long can I keep it up for? I've never been a good actor (Once, as a child, nativity play, forgetting all my lines. Disappointment evident on faces.)
"Are you going to live your life
Standing in the back, looking around
Are you going to waste your time?"
I don't feel like my time is being wasted at all.
|27 – Sky Walker Lyrics||2 years ago|
"They keep on keep on saying
This haze is gonna burn
I keep on keep believing
Something's gonna turn"
'Cause there's something that I want to know .
|Why? – A Little Titanic Lyrics||2 years ago|
I don't actually like this song. But I like some of the lines. I think the important part of a lyric is that it affects you in some way (not necessarily a good way...) and there is a line here that really gets me.
"And all I feel is guilty as I rubberneck a wreck on the highway..."
On a 4 hour drive back from my (now ex-)girlfriend's house, wondering what was going wrong with the relationship, wondering if it was my fault, wondering if I was a good person. Wondering what I would do if I was the first person to the scene of an accident. I knew basic first-aid and had done courses in that sort of thing, thought I'd pull over if anything like that happened. Turned the corner. Crushed motorbike smoking on the side of an embankment, motorcyclist lying on the side of the road, not moving. No other cars around. Drove past before I realised what I was looking at. Kept driving.
If there is a God, he tested me, and I totally failed. I have felt guilty every day since.
|Pomegranates – The Bellhop Lyrics||2 years ago|
You are wrong about some things, I think. I don't think it's talking about wet cement in the cold, gripping, closing-up-ness sense. (Once, as a child, helping my parents lay foundations for the new house extension, jumping around in wet cement wearing over-sized gumboots, jumping, leaving the boots behind, falling into the wet cement face first).
I think it's talking more about the impression you leave on something, like wet cement, when you touch it. People (myself included) worry about being remembered (or not being forgotten) after they are gone, or leave, or are dead. What sort of effect do I have on people? Do I make them happy? What am I achieving with the work I am doing? I'm building towards something; something that's over quickly, almost as soon as it's begun? ("The lightning strikes and leaves before the language leaks "it lightens""). Something that will be remembered for a few years, and then left on a headstone in a graveyard (with overgrown, wet, thick grass, always overcast)? Something that someone else will be remembered for?
("and while I'm alive, I'll make tiny changes to earth"). It is about doing things when you can (when you feel like it), altruistic maybe (endlessly so), hoping that people appreciate it enough to think of you occasionally. ("I know I say that I'm just fine / but I hope you wonder from time to time").
The line reminds me of an amazing line by an amazing lyricist, John K Samson, who says "I'll drown the urge for permanence and certainty / crouch down and scrawl my name with yours in wet cement". He's happy not knowing if it means he's with her.
|The Deadly Syndrome – Armrest Lyrics||2 years ago|
I agree with you wordsinreverse, I definitely pick up on the sense of helplessness here.
"I poured a glass of milk
Sat on the couch
Turned the TV off, turned it on again"
That verse reminds me of a time, recently, when I didn't know what to do with myself. I was upset, and feeling very helpless, and missed dinner, so walked down to the supermarket to get food (I wasn't hungry, I just felt as though it was 'the done thing', what normal people should be doing that time of night). I wandered around, going into the wrong places. I walked into the women's hygiene aisle, and not only am I not a woman, but I am hygienic already. (I stayed there a bit, pretended to look at things, as if I might be buying things for a friend, not wanting to bring attention to the fact that I had, inadvertantly, walked into the wrong aisle at the supermarket (who DOES that?))
I looked for a while, didn't know what I wanted, tried to feel hungry, wondered what it must be like to feel hungry, thought about everything other than hunger, bought 2 chocolate danishes, walked home, felt okay.
|LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends Lyrics||2 years ago|
"But if you're worried about the weather
Then you picked the wrong place to stay"
This has been my favourite song since I first heard it, I think, which was years ago. I don't understand a lot of the lyrics, so it's unusual that I like it so much; meaningful lyrics are a big thing to me (maybe not knowing is better). In fact, it's one of the few songs that I regularly fuck up the lyrics to. But from the wavering piano line that carries through the entire piece, to the climbing guitars at 5:10, from the background claps to the drum kicks, I still feel I know this song inside out.
A few months ago I drove 4 hours to my girlfriend's house to stay a few days while we were on break from college. This was towards the end of our relationship, and I knew things weren't working out. I had burned some mp3 CDs for the trip down as my iPod was messing up and I'd stuck them in my shitty boot-loaded CD stack. Hardly any of the CDs were working, and on the ones that were, only a few tracks would play without skipping every 5 seconds. Thankfully this was one of the tracks that worked. I played this song for 4 hours on the drive home.
I had waited a long time for this girl. She had messed me around for a semester of college before finally deciding she was ready for a relationship (she wasn't), and I realised on the drive home that I'd lost more than time. When someone takes over your thoughts so completely it's hard to dedicate any real time to other people. I realised that I'd grown apart from my group of friends that I was so close with the year before, and I hadn't made an effort to stay with others who were also growing apart from me. Sure, I still see them, and we're still 'friends', but not in the same way. "If I could see all my friends tonight..."
I wanted to end with that lyric, but "You forgot what you meant when you read what you said" seems more appropriate.
|Why? – Berkeley by Hearseback Lyrics||2 years ago|
'Like a bundle of sticks in a fire so slow it leaves them unburned, black and yearning.'
I'm sorry, but that's a FANTASTIC line.
|Why? – Light Leaves Lyrics||2 years ago|
|The last two verses; really, are beautiful. The music is so appropriate, the buildup, and then the drum kicks ("cold and hard as a marble table top / with nothing on top"), and then the applause.|
|The Mountain Goats – No Children Lyrics||2 years ago|
|Mine too, funnily enough. I do like the verse before it too.|
|Brand New – Trailer Trash (Modest Mouse cover) Lyrics||2 years ago|
Okay, that Youtube version was better than I expected. I like that he included the extended lyrics:
'And you spend your whole life looking for the adult that you are
then you spend the rest your life looking for, looking for the child that you were'
'I'm sorry if I screwed you up'
|Brand New – The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot Lyrics||2 years ago|
|It's a kind of self sacrifice, to the point of self destruction perhaps. I don't think he wants her to forget him completely.|
|mewithoutYou – Silencer Lyrics||2 years ago|
|These lyrics are pretty good (for a christian band).|
|Jukebox The Ghost – Beady Eyes on the Horizon Lyrics||2 years ago|
|Either intentionally or accidentally, yes.|
|The Rural Alberta Advantage – Edmonton Lyrics||2 years ago|
'What'll I do if you never find me again?
Sittin' in a Province a million miles from my friends.
What'll I do if you never want me again?'
Songs like this make me have doubts. Doubts about far-off things, like the person you're going to be when you're older, or the place you want to live in 10 years time. Could a thought really last so long? Surely it must fade out, surely the original feeling can be studied, questioned, doubted and exposed? Thrown out and replaced with a 'better' one.
Given enough time I think even the best idea can seem like a stupid one, or if rushed maybe the worst idea can turn out to be the best one. I don't know. I'm not a person who rushes into things; I analyze relentlessly, I doubt myself almost constantly and I don't think that's ever going to change. It comes down to a moment, or a feeling, or a person, who makes you say "fuck it", gives you the confidence to go through with your stupid pipe dreams, those ones you said "would be nice" but knew you'd never have the guts to do/go/leave/stay.
I had an experience last weekend that made me realise I wasn't confined to being I thought I was. I was in town with a girl the day after we saw Broken Social Scene in concert when we saw 3 of the band members walk into a coffee shop. Being a socially anxious person, I didn't have the confidence to walk up to these amazing people, these heroes of mine, and ask them for an autograph. My friend wanted their autographs too, but was also similarly neurotic. I can't remember if it was a slow build-up or a sudden decision, or whether I wanted to impress her, or whether I was even myself, but I walked right up to them and got their autographs for both of us.
I told her afterward that "I was always going to" but that was a lie. I think she knew; she knows me. But that old pessimistic view I had of "people don't change", I think, is wrong now. Other people can make you change. Whether it's a slow build-up or a sudden impulse I don't know. Whether I have to wait or not, I don't know. But I know I want to change.
'And I will never try
To forget your northern eyes.'
|Say Anything – Woe Lyrics||2 years ago|
'and this girl who i met
whose PRIDE makes her hard to forget'
This song changes so much. It's good, I think.
|Lucero – That Much Further West Lyrics||2 years ago|
'Til then, the thoughts that I have left
Are that much further west'
They're all that I have left (not quite, I can't get this ink off my shoes [I don't want to try])
|Lucero – She Wakes When She Dreams Lyrics||2 years ago|
Plain and simple.
'She wears a sorrow beauty can't hide
I pray she sheds it and sleeps the whole night'
|Valley of the Giants – Whaling Tale Lyrics||2 years ago|
'most of the men were not happy that day
there were also ... there's millions of penguins'
Millions of penguins, but they cared so much about one.
I saw the guitarist eating pasta from a tupperware in an airport lounge.
|The Weakerthans – Left and Leaving Lyrics||2 years ago|
'My city's still breathing (but barely it's true) through buildings gone missing like teeth. The sidewalks are watching me think about you, all sparkled with broken glass.'
'Memory will rust and erode into lists of all that you gave me: some matches, a blanket, this pain in my chest, the BEST parts of Lonely'
I'm trying not to wonder where you are. I'm trying so hard.
|Jukebox The Ghost – Beady Eyes on the Horizon Lyrics||2 years ago|
'And there were 27 soldiers telling 27 lies'
'The air is feeling good against her arms and legs and fingertips are measuring the distance
In the spaces in between me and you and all your friends'
I don't know if I like the song, but I like these lyrics. Maybe that means I do.
|Why? – Good Friday Lyrics||2 years ago|
"i'd rather be dead than call this song
'How I Lost Your Respect' but god bless or get neglected
and i'll see you when the sun sets east, don't forget me"
He's speaking in a monotone ("devoid of all hope") for most, if not all, of the song. Yet these lines carry so much.
|Titus Andronicus – To Old Friends and New Lyrics||2 years ago|
'There are plenty of things that are worth dying for
but you'll never know until you open that door.
And reasons for living are seldom and few
and if you see one you better stick to it like glue'
'But if you know that nobody is ever going
to suffer for you like I did
Well it's alright the way that you live,
It's alright the way that you live.'
I can't pick a favourite.
|The Tallest Man on Earth – A Lion's Heart Lyrics||2 years ago|
'But can you still now remember who's been hiding up there?
Through his howling at twilight all his songs of despair?'
Can you even remember what you want anymore?
|Why? – Eskimo Snow Lyrics||2 years ago|
|Beautiful. Spoiled. Ruined. Tarnished. (Destroyed?) Remembered.|
|Astronautalis – Barrel Jumping (A Man of Letters) Lyrics||2 years ago|
'I could have told you that I loved you to death.
Make a million memories, you talk in wasted breath.
Wave my hat and beat my chest while listening 'til it hits,
you love the mess, I'll give you one that you never forget.'
A song to not kill yourself to.
|The Weakerthans – This Is A Fire Door Never Leave Open Lyrics||2 years ago|
|'My silence knows what your silence means'|
|P.S. Eliot – Tennessee Lyrics||2 years ago|
You're welcome xx
'but you know me, i'm pessimistic'
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