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lord bunberry
01-05-2018, 11:12 PM
Iíll go first
All the stars that never where are parking cars and pumping gas.

Dione Warwick - do you know the way to San Jose

1875godsgift
02-05-2018, 12:12 AM
Ha ha ha
Hee hee hee
I'm a laughing gnome
And you can't catch me

David Bowie - The Laughing Gnome

snooky
02-05-2018, 12:35 AM
"I'm standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona, such a fine sight to see
It's a girl, my Lord, in a flat bed Ford, slowing down to take a look at me"
'Take It Easy' - Eagles

".... sad as a gypsy serenading the Moon"
'Skylark' - Hogey Carmichael

"While the Chief puts Sunshine on Leith"
Proclaimers

Hibrandenburg
02-05-2018, 05:30 AM
You can do anything but don't step on my blue suede shoes.

Mr White
02-05-2018, 05:49 AM
Words are flowing out like endless rain in to a paper cup, they slither while they pass they slip away across the universe
Pools of sorrow waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind, possessing and caressing me.
The Beatles- Across The Universe


I can feel the earth begin to move, I hear my needle hit the groove.
Stone Roses - She Bangs The Drums

Hermit Crab
02-05-2018, 08:46 AM
Maybe I will never be
all the thing that I wanna be
now is not time to cry
nows the time to find out why
I think you're the same as me
We'll see things they'll never see
You and I are gonna live forever

Oasis - Live Forever 1994

Geo_1875
02-05-2018, 09:06 AM
My name is Sue! How do you do! Now you're gonna die!

Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue

PeeJay
02-05-2018, 09:42 AM
Neat idea - BD - Like A Rolling Stone



Once upon a time you dressed so fine
You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?
People'd call, say, "Beware doll, you're bound to fall"
You thought they were all kiddin' you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hangin' out
Now you don't talk so loud
Now you don't seem so proud
About having to be scrounging for your next meal

How does it feel?
How does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

Peevemor
02-05-2018, 09:46 AM
Plucked her eyebrows on the way,
Shaved her legs and then he was a she...

Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side


When you're in love with a beautiful woman, it's hard

Dr Hook

Smartie
02-05-2018, 09:51 AM
I know that I must do what's right
As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti

Africa, Toto

Ö When I was a very small boy
Very small boys talked to me......

True Faith, New Order

Hibbyradge
02-05-2018, 10:39 AM
"I hope I die before I get old".

Hibbyradge
02-05-2018, 10:43 AM
When you're in love with a beautiful woman, it's hard

Dr Hook

A classic.

There's a line later in the song which sounds like; " When you're in love with a beautiful woman, you want your ride". :tee hee:

When I found out that it was actually "You watch her eyes" I was most disappointed.

Geo_1875
02-05-2018, 10:45 AM
"I hope I die before I get old".

That is iconic.

As is "One, two, three o'clock, four o'clock rock."

makaveli1875
02-05-2018, 10:50 AM
we dont need no education , we dont need no thought control

Alfiembra
02-05-2018, 10:52 AM
Winding your way down on Baker Street
Light in your head but dead on your feet
Well another crazy day
You'll drink the night away and forget about everything

Hibbyradge
02-05-2018, 10:53 AM
That is iconic.

As is "One, two, three o'clock, four o'clock rock."

For lyric to be truly iconic, there should be no need to attribute it to a song or an artist.

Everyone knows it immediately.

However, well kent doesn't necessarily mean iconic, but that's a subject for another thread.

Pretty Boy
02-05-2018, 10:54 AM
Libraries gave us power.
Then work came and made us free
What price now for a shallow piece of dignity?

A Design For Life - Manic Street Preachers

A heart of stone, a smoking gun
I can give you life, I can take it away.

Banquet - Bloc Party

Design for Life qualifies as iconic imo, Bloc Party maybr not so much but they are great lyrics.

Geo_1875
02-05-2018, 11:08 AM
For lyric to be truly iconic, there should be no need to attribute it to a song or an artist.

Everyone knows it immediately.

However, well kent doesn't necessarily mean iconic, but that's a subject for another thread.

Agreed, to be iconic it should invoke an era, event or person that represent a time or changed the path of history.

I'd say a song performed at Woodstock in 1969 or the first mainstream rock and roll song are contenders.

Hibbyradge
02-05-2018, 11:12 AM
"Ground control to Major Tom".

Geo_1875
02-05-2018, 11:18 AM
"Ground control to Major Tom".

Nope... give us a clue?

WeeRussell
02-05-2018, 11:40 AM
"Lose your dreams and you will lose your mind" - Ruby Tuesday, The Rolling Stones

"I know you won't believe it's true, I only went with her 'cause she looks like you" - Babies, Pulp.

"Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses" - Killing in the name, Rage Against the Machine

"When I was young I thought I had my own key, knew exactly what I wanted to be. Now I'm sure, you've boarded up every door." - Fade Away, Oasis.

"I hurt myself today, to see if I still feel. I focus on the pain, the only thing that's real" - Hurt, Johnny Cash.

"It's 9 O'clock on a Saturday, regular crowd shuffles in, There's an old man sitting next to me, making love to his tonic and gin" - Piano Man, Billy Joel.

"If I listened long enough to you, I'd find a way to believe that it's all true." - Reason to Believe, Rod Stewart.

"I'm alive again, more alive than I have been in my whole entire life.." - No Love, Eminem.

"I'm only a paperboy from the North West, but I can scrub up well in my Sunday best. How could I ever do for you, because I'm true and I'm real, and this is how I feel." - Courteeners.

Hibbyradge
02-05-2018, 11:52 AM
Nope... give us a clue?

:tee hee:

HUTCHYHIBBY
02-05-2018, 12:14 PM
When I was younger, so much younger than today
I never needed anybody's help in any way

Hibbyradge
02-05-2018, 12:27 PM
When I was younger, so much younger than today
I never needed anybody's help in any way

Good one. There's a lot more from that stable too.

Which reminds me;

"Imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try".

HUTCHYHIBBY
02-05-2018, 12:33 PM
This ones iconic to me as it represents some fine times

When I hold you baby
feel your heart beat close to me
want to stay in your arms forever
only love will set you free

Eaststand
02-05-2018, 01:12 PM
Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away..


I cant get no....


Still don't know what I was waitin' for
And my time was runnin' wild


GGTTH

Onceinawhile
02-05-2018, 01:49 PM
"You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge"

The intro from straight outta Compton by nwa.

Pretty Boy
02-05-2018, 02:16 PM
I said a hip hop
A hippie to the hippie
The hip, hip a hop, and you don't stop

Arguably the song that started to bring rap into the mainstream and everyone knows those opening lyrics.

Just Jimmy
02-05-2018, 02:28 PM
and so Sally can wait
she knows it too late...

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SuperAllyMcleod
02-05-2018, 05:12 PM
Bless my cotton socks Iím in the news.

Wilson
02-05-2018, 05:36 PM
How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man? How many seas must the white dove sail before she sleeps in the sand?

Wilson
02-05-2018, 05:43 PM
I can see you. Your Brown skin shining in the sun. You've got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on, baby. I can tell you my love for you will still be strong. After the boys of summer have gone.

Wilson
02-05-2018, 06:04 PM
I'm sitting on the dock of the bay. Watching the tide rolling away. I'm sitting on the dock of the bay. Wasting time.

Peevemor
02-05-2018, 06:07 PM
These braying sheep on my TV screen
Make this boy shout, make this boy scream....

Eaststand
02-05-2018, 06:47 PM
Goodbye Norma Jean

Do they know its Christmastime at all

We're all goin on a ... :-)

GGTTH

NORTHERNHIBBY
02-05-2018, 07:18 PM
There's no point in asking, you'll get no reply.

Jim44
02-05-2018, 07:23 PM
There must be some kind of way outta here
Said the joker to the thief

TRC
02-05-2018, 08:35 PM
Please to meet you,
hope you guess my name.

The Rolling stones
Sympathy for the Devil

lord bunberry
02-05-2018, 08:58 PM
Iím an Edinburgh man myself :greengrin

Mibbes Aye
02-05-2018, 08:59 PM
The silicon chip inside her head
Gets switched to overload
And nobodyís gonna go to school today
Sheís going to make them stay at home.......

Hiber-nation
02-05-2018, 09:01 PM
Never chew a pickle
With a little slap and tickle
You have to throw the stone
To get the pool to ripple...

Mibbes Aye
02-05-2018, 09:03 PM
Thereís been a load of compromisiní
On the road to my horizon
But Iím gonna be where the lights are shininí on me........

Hibbyradge
02-05-2018, 09:05 PM
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

Mibbes Aye
02-05-2018, 09:15 PM
Most of my heroes donít appear on no stamps

Alfiembra
02-05-2018, 09:18 PM
My Maserati does 185 I lost my license now I donít drive

Mibbes Aye
02-05-2018, 09:26 PM
With a thrill in my head and a pill on my tongue
Dissolve the nerves that have just begun
Listening to Marvin (all night long)
This is the sound of my soul
This is the sound........
Always slipping from my hands
Sandís a time of its own
Take your seaside arms and write the next line
Oh I want the truth to be known......

Hiber-nation
02-05-2018, 09:36 PM
I can't remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride
Something touched me deep inside
The day the music died

Don Giovanni
02-05-2018, 09:42 PM
God save the queen,
The fascist regime

Mibbes Aye
02-05-2018, 09:58 PM
The highwayís jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive
Everybodyís out on the run tonight but thereís no place left to hide
Together Wendy we can live with the sadness
Iíll love you with all the madness in my soul

matty_f
02-05-2018, 10:00 PM
Ambition makes you look pretty ugly
Kicking, screaming, Gucci little piggy.



To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die.

In my mind my dreams are real
Now you're concerned about the way I feel
Tonight, I'm a rock n roll star

NAE NOOKIE
02-05-2018, 10:16 PM
A broken antler points the way to the still pond where reflections of Bonnie Prince Charlie lie wounded in the shallow water :greengrin

Just before our love got lost you said I am as constant as the northern star, and I said 'constantly in the darkness. where's that at? if you want me I'll be in the bar'

Jones28
02-05-2018, 10:23 PM
We are the sultans of swing...

The_Exile
02-05-2018, 11:00 PM
A few that instantly spring to mind are:

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality.

There are many things that I would like to say to you but I don't know how.

Well I've heard there was a secret chord, that David played and it pleased the Lord.

Once upon a time you dressed so fine, threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?

Oh it's such a perfect day, I'm glad I spent it with you.

i'm worth a million in prizes, with my torture film, drive a G.T.O, wear a uniform, all on a government loan.

Mixu62
03-05-2018, 05:26 AM
I wrote for luck
And they sent me you

Happy Mondays

I sold my medal
It paid a bill

Manic Stree Preachers

WeeRussell
03-05-2018, 12:03 PM
Jarvis had a few decent ones actually.. okay maybe I've just started thinking of ones I like rather than iconic. But I'm enjoying myself.:

"You will never understand how it feels to live your life with no meaning or control, and with nowhere left to go." - Pulp, common people.

"Let's do some living after we die" - Rolling Stones, Wild Horses.

"She was a fast machine, she kept her motor clean, she was the best damn woman that I ever seen." - ACDC, You shook me all night long (defo iconic that one)

"So how can you tell me that you're lonely and say for you that the sun don't shine?" Ralph McTell, Streets of London.

"Jimmy was a local boy but he's seen much more than a change in the weather." The Rifles, Local Boy.

"Never saw it as the start. It's more a change of heart." Ocean Colour Scene, the day we caught the train

snooky
03-05-2018, 01:26 PM
Three great examples of the genius that is Tom Waits.

(Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night
Tell me is the crack of the pool balls, neon buzzin'?
Telephone's ringin', it's your second cousin

Time
And youíre east of East St Louis
And the wind is making speeches
And the rain sounds like a round of applause

Shiver Me Timbers
Where the clouds are like headlines
On a new front page sky

Geo_1875
03-05-2018, 02:00 PM
One day I'll cut my legs off
I'll burn myself alive
I'll do anything to get out of life to survive
Not ever to be next

heretoday
03-05-2018, 02:23 PM
Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away,
Now it looks as though they're here to stay....

Pretty Boy
03-05-2018, 02:52 PM
Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away,
Now it looks as though they're here to stay....

Is that one by Steven Gerrard?

Hibee87
03-05-2018, 03:22 PM
Son im thirty, I only went with your mother cause she's dirty.

Hermit Crab
03-05-2018, 03:53 PM
Now I'm a union man
Amazed at what I am
I say what I think, that the company stinks
Yes I'm a union man

When we meet in the local hall
I'll be voting with them all
With a hell of a shout, it's "Out brothers, out!"
And the rise of the factory's fall

Oh, you don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
Til the day I die
Til the day I die

Us union men are wise
To the lies of the company spies
And I don't get fooled by the factory rules
'Cause I always read between the lines

And I always get my way
If I strike for higher pay
When I show my card to the Scotland Yard
And this is what I say:

Oh, oh, you don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
Til the day I die
Til the day I die

Before the union did appear
My life was half as clear
Now I've got the power to the working hour
And every other day of the year

So though I'm a working man
I can ruin the government's plan
And though I'm not hard, the sight of my card
Makes me some kind of superman

Oh, oh, oh, you don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
Til the day I die
Til the day I die

You don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
Til the day I die
Til the day I die

Jim44
03-05-2018, 06:37 PM
Let's move before they raise the parking rate - all right now? :thumbsup:

McD
03-05-2018, 08:32 PM
Sheís got a smile that it seems to me, reminds me of childhood memories

silver horses, run down moonbeams, in her dark eyes

She told me come but I was already there

Iíve seen a million faces, and Iíve rocked them all

But I gotta get out, I gotta break out now, before the final crack of dawn

She was more like a beauty queen, from a movie scene

Rebel souls, deserters we are called

Like a fool, I fell in love with you, turned my whole world upside down

And as we wind in down the road, our shadows taller than our soul

is this the real life, is this just fantasy

we're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl

Mixu62
03-05-2018, 08:40 PM
Son im thirty, I only went with your mother cause she's dirty.

And I don't have a decent bone in me...

Peanut Shaz
03-05-2018, 08:43 PM
On the National Express there's a jolly hostess
Selling crisps and tea
She'll provide you with drinks and theatrical winks
For a sky-high fee
Mini-skirts were in style when she danced down the aisle
Back in '63 (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
But it's hard to get by when your arse is the size
Of a small country

matty_f
03-05-2018, 08:46 PM
All the people, so many people
And they all go hand in hand
Hand in hand through their Parklife

heretoday
03-05-2018, 10:13 PM
Wouldn't it be nice, to get on with me neighbours

But they make it very clear, they've got no room for ravers

O'Rourke3
03-05-2018, 10:33 PM
I may not always love you,so long as there are skies above you. You never need to doubt it ...

I see seas of green, red roses too

What becomes of all the little boys, who never comb their hair.

Hiber-nation
04-05-2018, 06:21 AM
Well I'm not the world's most masculine man
But I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man
And so's Lola
La-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola

Onceinawhile
04-05-2018, 08:14 AM
Most of my heroes donít appear on no stamps

ELVIS was a hero to most,
But never meant **** to me.

snooky
04-05-2018, 08:41 AM
Well I'm not the world's most masculine man
But I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man
And so's Lola
La-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola

I've always wondered about those lyrics.
Is Lola glad that 'she' (Lola) is a man or is Lola glad that the singer (Ray Davies) is a man? Or both? :dunno:

SuperAllyMcleod
04-05-2018, 11:42 AM
I've always wondered about those lyrics.
Is Lola glad that 'she' (Lola) is a man or is Lola glad that the singer (Ray Davies) is a man? Or both? :dunno:

If we are doing confusing lyrics then how about this mind bender from Billy Bragg.

ďI was 21 years when I wrote this song,
Iím 22 now but I wonít be for longĒ

If he wrote it at 21, why does it say heís 22?

snooky
04-05-2018, 11:56 AM
If we are doing confusing lyrics then how about this mind bender from Billy Bragg.

ďI was 21 years when I wrote this song,
Iím 22 now but I wonít be for longĒ

If he wrote it at 21, why does it say heís 22?

Those lyrics are from Paul Simon's "The Leaves That Are Green" are they not?

He's saying he wrote the song when he was at least a year younger - he's singing it right now while fast approaching his next birthday.
Well, that's how I read it.

Geo_1875
04-05-2018, 12:04 PM
Those lyrics are from Paul Simon's "The Leaves That Are Green" are they not?

He's saying he wrote the song when he was at least a year younger - he's singing it right now while fast approaching his next birthday.
Well, that's how I read it.

From New England and the confusion is he's either a very slow writer or the song is unfinished.

snooky
04-05-2018, 12:15 PM
From New England and the confusion is he's either a very slow writer or the song is unfinished.

If I had written a song last year when I was say, 21 years and 11 months old, and I had then stuck it in a drawer. Today, a year later (I'm now 22 and 11 months old), I take the song out the drawer and sing it to you and say "I was 21 years when I wrote this song. I'm 22 now but I won't be for long - because I'll soon be 23"
Can't see the confusion unless you're thinking he's taken 21 years to write the song? :dunno:

PeeJay
04-05-2018, 12:16 PM
From New England and the confusion is he's either a very slow writer or the song is unfinished.

Not originally - Bragg "borrowed" the lyrics from Simon's song as he was a great fan of S&G ...

"I was 21 years when I wrote this song
I'm 22 now, but I won't be for long
Time hurries on"

Hibee87
04-05-2018, 12:32 PM
And I don't have a decent bone in me...

What you see, is just whatya get :thumbsup:

Hibee87
04-05-2018, 12:34 PM
Husband don't know what hes done
Kids don't know what's wrong with mum
She can't sayyyy, they can't seeeeee
Putting it down to another bad day

WeeRussell
04-05-2018, 12:43 PM
If I had written a song last year when I was say, 21 years and 11 months old, and I had then stuck it in a drawer. Today, a year later (I'm now 22 and 11 months old), I take the song out the drawer and sing it to you and say "I was 21 years when I wrote this song. I'm 22 now but I won't be for long - because I'll soon be 23"
Can't see the confusion unless you're thinking he's taken 21 years to write the song? :dunno:

Kind of similar thing to (sorry, again) Pulp's 'something changed'.

"I wrote the song two hours before we met
I didn't know your name or what you looked like yet"

Nice... but confusing :greengrin

Loopz
04-05-2018, 01:17 PM
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our minds.

Killiehibbie
04-05-2018, 01:29 PM
Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone (https://genius.com/Elvis-presley-jailhouse-rock-lyrics#note-2070724)
Little Joe was blowing on the slide trombone (https://genius.com/Elvis-presley-jailhouse-rock-lyrics#note-2070743)
The drummer boy from Illinois went crash, boom, bang
The whole rhythm section (https://genius.com/Elvis-presley-jailhouse-rock-lyrics#note-3315455) was the Purple Gang (https://genius.com/Elvis-presley-jailhouse-rock-lyrics#note-1389069)

Alone here in the kitchen
I feel there's something missing
I'd beg for some forgiveness
But begging's not my business
And she won't write a letter
Although I always tell her
And so it's my assumption...

Loopz
04-05-2018, 01:45 PM
Just what is it that you want to do?
Well, we wanna be free, we wanna be free to do what we wanna do
And we wanna get loaded and we wanna have a good time
And that's what we're gonna do (away baby, let's go)
We're gonna have a good time, we're gonna have a party

SuperAllyMcleod
04-05-2018, 03:03 PM
If I had written a song last year when I was say, 21 years and 11 months old, and I had then stuck it in a drawer. Today, a year later (I'm now 22 and 11 months old), I take the song out the drawer and sing it to you and say "I was 21 years when I wrote this song. I'm 22 now but I won't be for long - because I'll soon be 23"
Can't see the confusion unless you're thinking he's taken 21 years to write the song? :dunno:

Yeah, but you have changed your original song and are effectively writing a new one.

He is either 21 and has said he is 22 or he is 22 and said he is 21.

Anyway, probably not worth all this discussion and thanks for the info about S&G - I didnít know that, just love New England as a song. [emoji4]

lord bunberry
04-05-2018, 04:01 PM
I had an uncle who once played, for red star Belgrade.

Killiehibbie
04-05-2018, 05:54 PM
I had an uncle who once played, for red star Belgrade.You Bragging?

snooky
04-05-2018, 05:59 PM
Yeah, but you have changed your original song and are effectively writing a new one.

He is either 21 and has said he is 22 or he is 22 and said he is 21.

Anyway, probably not worth all this discussion and thanks for the info about S&G - I didnít know that, just love New England as a song. [emoji4]

Where does it say I've changed the original?

Ach, no matter, you're right. It's not worth taking this any further. :aok:

Pete
04-05-2018, 09:41 PM
Bathgate no more
Linwood no more
Methil no more...

Mixu62
05-05-2018, 04:50 AM
Husband don't know what hes done
Kids don't know what's wrong with mum
She can't sayyyy, they can't seeeeee
Putting it down to another bad day

Yes! There's some you can read and some you have to sing in your head!

CropleyWasGod
05-05-2018, 11:48 AM
What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding?

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Hibbyradge
05-05-2018, 11:53 AM
What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding?

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You're listening to the same radio show as me :greengrin

CropleyWasGod
05-05-2018, 11:59 AM
You're listening to the same radio show as me :greengrinHa. Good old Huey.

Were you dancing as badly as I was?

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snooky
05-05-2018, 07:29 PM
"It was a moonlit night in old Mexico
I walked alone between some old Adobe haciendas
Suddenly I heard the plaintive cry of a young Mexican girl......"

Pedantic_Hibee
05-05-2018, 07:45 PM
We are Hibs,
We are good,
We had Celtic on the run...

Hibbyradge
05-05-2018, 11:11 PM
I'm a creep...

Captain Trips
06-05-2018, 01:20 AM
Chanson d'amour
Rat ta ta ta tat

Haymaker
06-05-2018, 01:33 AM
19

matty_f
07-05-2018, 12:14 AM
I'm a creep...

Can we stick to the lyrics please?

snooky
07-05-2018, 06:53 AM
Get your motor running, head out on the highway........

Hiber-nation
07-05-2018, 07:06 AM
Well, I've been runnin down the road
Tryin' to loosen my load
I've got seven women on my mind

Four that wanna own me
Two that wanna stone me
One says she's a friend of mine

Take it easy
Take it easy
Don't let the sound of your own wheels
Drive you crazy

lord bunberry
07-05-2018, 05:50 PM
Iíve just realised that it was me that started this thread. Thatís not an iconic lyric by the way.

snooky
07-05-2018, 06:14 PM
Iíve just realised that it was me that started this thread. Thatís not an iconic lyric by the way.

"And I think I'm Going Out Of My Head" - Little Anthony & the Imperials
BTW, that works two fold. For the iconic lyric thing & LB's post above. :greengrin

wpj
07-05-2018, 06:23 PM
Won't you scratch my itch sweet Annie Rich
And welcome me back to town

lord bunberry
07-05-2018, 06:23 PM
"And I think I'm Going Out Of My Head" - Little Anthony & the Imperials
BTW, that works two fold. For the iconic lyric thing & LB's post above. :greengrin
I was thinking more of where is my mind by the pixies :greengrin

wpj
07-05-2018, 06:29 PM
Idiot wind
Blowing every time you move your mouth
Blowing down the back roads headin' south
Idiot wind
Blowing every time you move your teeth
You're an idiot, babe
It's a wonder that you still know how to breathe

Harsh but who knows why he wrote it?

ancient hibee
07-05-2018, 07:26 PM
1. Well since my baby left me...

2. Well that'll be the day...

Jim44
07-05-2018, 07:59 PM
Hello silence, my old friend .....

CropleyWasGod
07-05-2018, 08:04 PM
Hello silence, my old friend .....

Is silence a friend of darkness, too? :greengrin

Mixu62
08-05-2018, 12:05 AM
This is a journey ....into sound

Pedantic_Hibee
08-05-2018, 06:10 AM
It's a little bit funny...

snooky
08-05-2018, 09:34 AM
Born down in a dead man's town, the first kick I took was when I hit the ground .......

Jim44
08-05-2018, 10:55 AM
Is silence a friend of darkness, too? :greengrin

Touchee. :greengrin

rodhibs55
09-05-2018, 11:42 AM
Its The Final Countdown - Europe

And for the Jazz lovers - Your Feets Too Big - Fats Waller

YehButNoBut
12-05-2018, 01:38 PM
The screen door slams, Mary's dress sways
Like a vision she dances across the porch as the radio plays
Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
Hey that's me and I want you only
Don't turn me home again
I just can't face myself alone again
Don't run back inside, darling you know just what I'm here for
So you're scared and you're thinking that maybe we ain't that young anymore
Show a little faith, there's magic in the night
You ain't a beauty, but hey you're alright
Oh and that's alright with me

The Boss - Thunder Road

Hibbyradge
12-05-2018, 05:29 PM
You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you.

Hiber-nation
12-05-2018, 07:26 PM
You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you.

My fave is

You had me several years ago
When I was still quite naive

Mr White
12-05-2018, 07:46 PM
The question doesn't matter
The answer's always "aye"
The best view of all
Is where the land meets the sky.

Wilson
12-05-2018, 09:05 PM
My fave is

You had me several years ago
When I was still quite naive

I had some dreams - they were clouds in my coffee.

heretoday
12-05-2018, 10:28 PM
Shangalangalangalanga shoobeydowey,
Remember all the little things we used to say..........................

Mixu62
14-05-2018, 04:55 AM
It's a god awful small affair
To the girl with the mousy hair

Billy Whizz
14-05-2018, 10:39 AM
Springsteen, Darkness on the edge of town, one of my favourite songs of all time

Everybodyís got a secret, Sonny
Something that they just canít face
Some spend their whole lives trying to keep it
The carry it with them every step that they take

matty_f
14-05-2018, 03:40 PM
I sing myself to sleep
A song from my darkest hour

patch1875
14-05-2018, 04:32 PM
Mana mana

Hibee87
14-05-2018, 07:07 PM
Theres things that i regret. Like being called a nervous wreck and working up another sweat for you.

WeeRussell
15-05-2018, 11:34 AM
The question doesn't matter
The answer's always "aye"
The best view of all
Is where the land meets the sky.


YES! Been thinking of those very lyrics quite a bit recently :aok:

Hiber-nation
15-05-2018, 04:35 PM
Theres things that i regret. Like being called a nervous wreck and working up another sweat for you.

Good choice :aok:

snooky
15-05-2018, 09:08 PM
:singing: "She was just 17, you know what I mean........." 20769

matty_f
15-05-2018, 10:30 PM
I don't have to sell my soul, he's already in me

Mibbes Aye
15-05-2018, 11:10 PM
I don't have to sell my soul, he's already in me

Took me a while to recall the previous James one but I recognised this as soon as I read it.

I think if you fall into a certain age bracket, this was the be-all and end-all.

I don't want to start a debate about what the best album ever was, and I wouldn't necessarily put this forward, but when this came out it simply changed everything for people my age. No doubt, no dispute, this was the album you listened to and these were the opening lines. That makes it truly iconic, though you could have posted from "Made of Stone" too, I reckon.

Having said all that, it's made me realise there's a lack of Smiths lyrics on here.

Mibbes Aye
15-05-2018, 11:14 PM
As previously promised, some Smiths - the lyrics of Morrissey, laid over the music of Johnny Marr

"There's a club if you'd like to go
You could meet somebody who really loves you
So you go and you stand on your own
And you leave on your own
And you go home and you cry
And you want to die"

Mibbes Aye
15-05-2018, 11:21 PM
As previously promised, some Smiths - the lyrics of Morrissey, laid over the music of Johnny Marr

"There's a club if you'd like to go
You could meet somebody who really loves you
So you go and you stand on your own
And you leave on your own
And you go home and you cry
And you want to die"

And from the same song, a belter of an opening line:

"I am the son, and the heir, of a shyness that is criminally vulgar"

Hiber-nation
16-05-2018, 06:58 AM
Do the Wall Street Shuffle
Let your money hustle
Bet you'd sell your mother
You can buy another

snooky
16-05-2018, 08:55 AM
Do the Wall Street Shuffle
Let your money hustle
Bet you'd sell your mother
You can buy another

I love 10cc.
They've be described as 'a band's band'. :aok:

"We all got balls and brains
But some got balls & chains"
(Rubber Bullets)

Mixu62
16-05-2018, 08:58 AM
"god save the queeeeeen....."

Apt one for this weekend.

LustForLeith
16-05-2018, 06:39 PM
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear (insert name if someone coincidentally born on that day) Happy Birthday to you.

matty_f
16-05-2018, 07:51 PM
You're twisting my melon, man.

Hibee87
16-05-2018, 09:15 PM
I see a red door and i want it painted black.

Hibee87
16-05-2018, 09:16 PM
Ohhh, high on diesel and gasoline, psycho for drum machine.

Hiber-nation
16-05-2018, 09:51 PM
I love 10cc.
They've be described as 'a band's band'. :aok:

"We all got balls and brains
But some got balls & chains"
(Rubber Bullets)

I loved their first 4 albums. In hindsight, the 1st 2 are still classics and the next 2 are sort of half and half.

Hiber-nation
16-05-2018, 09:54 PM
Sup up your beer and collect your fags
There's a row going on down near Slough

Mibbes Aye
16-05-2018, 11:05 PM
And you may find yourself
Living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself
In another part of the world
And you may find yourself
Behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house
With a beautiful wife
And you may ask yourself, well
How did I get here?

snooky
16-05-2018, 11:48 PM
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear (insert name if someone coincidentally born on that day) Happy Birthday to you.

Highlighted part doesn't scan. :cb

makaveli1875
17-05-2018, 09:52 AM
with the lights out its less dangerous
here we are now , entertain us

people are strange , when your a stranger
faces look ugly when your alone

we jammin , i hope you like jammin too

No, I can't forget this evening
Or your face as you were leaving
But I guess that's just the way the story goes

JeMeSouviens
17-05-2018, 10:17 AM
As previously promised, some Smiths - the lyrics of Morrissey, laid over the music of Johnny Marr

"There's a club if you'd like to go
You could meet somebody who really loves you
So you go and you stand on your own
And you leave on your own
And you go home and you cry
And you want to die"

"Boot the grime of this world in the crotch, dear"

PeeJay
18-05-2018, 08:03 AM
Two of my favourite bands from the 70s ...


"A man conceived a moment's answers to the dream
Staying the flowers daily, sensing all the themes
As a foundation left to create the spiral aim
A movement regained and regarded both the same
All complete in the sight of seeds of life with you ..."

&

"Walking across the sitting-room, I turn the television off
Sitting beside you, I look into your eyes
As the sound of motorcars fades in the night time
I swear I saw your face change, it didn't seem quite right
And it's hello babe, with your guardian eyes so blue
Hey my baby, don't you know our love is true ..."

HappyAsHellas
18-05-2018, 02:30 PM
Don't need no woman to help me starve to death - can you dig it?

Williams and Watson - Too late

sleeping giant
18-05-2018, 03:12 PM
I walk so tall, ascending I stand so high
Earth below me revolving above the sky
I feel no fear to be here is oh so fine
Shining brightly, like sunlight inside my mind

sleeping giant
18-05-2018, 03:15 PM
Have to
Move to the flow of the P.D. Blaster
Bass ballistics
I'm gonna kick this hard
And you can catch it
Down with the crew crew
Talking 'bout the Mu Mu
Justified Ancient Liberation Zulu
Got to teach and everything you learn
Will point to the fact that time is eternal

snooky
18-05-2018, 03:24 PM
"Scots wha hae wi’ Wallace bled, Scots wha Bruce has aften led

Welcome tae your gory bed, or tae victory."

:saltireflag

( :stirrer: )

ancient hibee
18-05-2018, 05:51 PM
There's somethin the matter wi Glasgow cos it's ga'in roond und roond.

Hibs Class
19-05-2018, 08:50 PM
Loving you isn't the right thing to do


I dont pretend to know what you want but I offer love


Could have won the cup but he ****ed it up Andy Halliday

Caversham Green
20-05-2018, 06:17 PM
Since we're talking history, how about this from 1642 (only song lyrics from the 1970s AFAIK):

Stone walls do not a prison make
Nor Iron bars a cage
Minds innocent and quiet take
That for an hermitage
If I have freedom in my love
And in my soul am free
Angels alone that soar above
Enjoy such liberty.

Or one that has always made my heart ache - about African slaves in the US from 1927 but relating to an earlier era:

I get weary and sick of trying
I'm tired of living and scared of dying

snooky
31-05-2018, 08:56 PM
"Tonight you're mine, completely...." - Shirelles

HibbyDave
08-06-2018, 06:53 AM
I saw a dead head sticker on a Cadillac. A little voice inside my head said donít look back you can never look back.

News guy wept when he told he told us earth was really dying.

A cop knealt and kissed the feet of a priest and a queer threw up at the sight of that.



So no-one told you life was gonna be this way


I met a gin-soaked bar room queen in Memphis, she tried to take me upstairs for a ride





And you come to me on a summer breeze