Assorted lyrics I like

There’s beauty in the silver, singin’ river
There’s beauty in the sunrise in the sky
But none of these and nothing else can touch the beauty
That I remember in my true love’s eyes

Yes, and only if my own true love was waitin’
Yes, and if I could hear her heart a-softly poundin’
Only if she was lyin’ by me
Then I’d lie in my bed once again

She shows me where my dreams dwell
She shows me how to find myself
And that nothing is wrong

And she does it so well
I was still falling in love when she said farewell

Well there’s plenty to remember, plenty to forget
I still can remember the day we met

I lost my reason long ago
My love for her is all I know

You go north and you go south
Just like bait in the fish’s mouth

It’s undeniable what they’d have you to think
It’s indescribable, it can drive you to drink
They said it was the land of milk and honey
Now they say it’s the land of money
Who ever thought they could ever make that stick
It’s unbelievable you can get this rich this quick

Every head is so dignified
Every moon is so sanctified
Every urge is so satisfied as long as you’re with me

All the silver, all the gold
All the sweethearts you can hold
That don’t come back with stories untold
Are hanging on a tree

Kill that beast and feed that swine
Scale that wall and smoke that vine

Once there was a man who had no eyes
Every lady in the land told him lies
He stood beneath the silver sky and his heart began to bleed

Every brain is civilized
Every nerve is analyzed
Everything is criticized when you are in need

It’s unbelievable, it’s fancy-free
So interchangeable, so delightful to see
Turn your back, wash your hands
There’s always someone who understands
It’s unbelievable it would go down this way

I can’t wait, wait for you to change your mind
It’s late, I’m trying to walk the line
Well, it’s way past midnight and there are people all around
Some on their way up, some on their way down
The air burns and I’m trying to think straight
And I don’t know how much longer I can wait

I’m your man, I’m trying to recover the sweet love that we knew
You understand that my heart can’t go on beating without you
Well, your loveliness has wounded me, I’m reeling from the blow
I wish I knew what it was keeps me loving you so
I’m breathing hard, standing at the gate
But I don’t know how much longer I can wait

Skies are grey, I’m looking for anything that will bring a happy glow
Night or day, it doesn’t matter where I go anymore, I just go
If I ever saw you coming I don’t know what I would do
I’d like to think I could control myself, but it isn’t true
That’s how it is when things disintegrate
And I don’t know how much longer I can wait

I’m doomed to love you, I’ve been rolling through stormy weather
I’m thinking of you and all the places we could roam together

It’s mighty funny, the end of time has just begun
Oh, honey, after all these years you’re still the one
While I’m strolling through the lonely graveyard of my mind
I left my life with you somewhere back there along the line
I thought somehow that I would be spared this fate
But I don’t know how much longer I can wait

You broke a heart that loved you
Now you can seal up the book, and not write anymore

People on the platforms
Waiting for the trains
I can hear their hearts a-beatin’
Like pendulums swinging on chains

They tell me everything is gonna be all right
But I don’t know what “all right” even means

Gonna sleep down in the parlor
And relive my dreams
I’ll close my eyes and I wonder
If everything is as hollow as it seems

Oh ev’ry girl that ever I’ve touched
I did not do it harmfully
And ev’ry girl that ever I’ve hurt
I did not do it knowin’ly
But to remain as friends
And make amends
You need the time and stay behind

Oh ev’ry foe that ever I faced
The cause was there before we came
And ev’ry cause that ever I fought
I fought it full without regret or shame
But the dark does die
As the curtain is drawn and somebody’s eyes
Must meet the dawn
And if I see the day
I’d only have to stay
So I’ll bid farewell in the night and be gone

Oh, ev’ry thought that’s strung a knot in my mind
I might go insane if it couldn’t be sprung
But it’s not to stand naked under unknowin’ eyes
It’s for myself and my friends my stories are sung
But the time ain’t tall, yet on time you depend
And no word is possessed by no special friend
And though the line is cut
It ain’t quite the end
I’ll just bid farewell till we meet again

Oh a false clock tries to tick out my time
To disgrace, distract, and bother me
And the dirt of gossip blows into my face
And the dust of rumors covers me
But if the arrow is straight
And the point is slick
It can pierce through dust no matter how thick
So I’ll make my stand
And remain as I am
And bid farewell and not give a damn

So messed up I want you here
In my room I want you here
Now we’re gonna be face-to-face
And I’ll lay right down in my favorite place

And now I wanna be your dog
Now I wanna be your dog
Now I wanna be your dog
Well c’mon

Now I’m ready to close my eyes
And now I’m ready to close my mind
And now I’m ready to feel your hand
And lose my heart on the burning sands

And now I wanna be your dog
And now I wenna be your dog
Now I wanna be your dog
Well c’mon

Sunlight and the city is barely awake
As all the early morning drifters make their way
Headlights in the distance too bright for my eyes
Still I love the dusk, the dawn, between times

Like a momentary loss of sight
Fleetingly it went so wrong from right
In a second it can change from night to day
Any second love can turn to hate

As all the seconds in our lifetime drift away
So live every moment and hold me tight

It only takes a moment sometimes
The difference between joy and pain
In a second you can look away
Turn around to find it’s all changed

Because you can’t tell if it’s day or night
Do we see the moon or the sunlight?
Everything around is so transitional
Momentary loss of rational

Ray Davies

If you covered him with garbage,
George Sanders would still have style

And if you stamped on Mickey Rooney,
He would still turn round and smile

The Kinks – Celluloid Heroes

to be here there and everywhere is fine
but do you have to be so swift all the time

Steve Harley

All across the peaceful sacred fields
They will lay you low
They’ll break your horns and slash you with steel,
I say it so it must be so

I’m tryin’ to feed my soul with thought
Gonna sleep off the rest of the day

Well, they burned my barn, they stole my horse
I can’t save a dime, I got to be careful,
I don’t want to be forced , Into a life of continual crime

Now, they worry and they hurry and they fuss and they fret
They waste your nights and days,
Them I will forget,
But I’ll remember you always

Bob Dylan

It’s a mystery to me, we have a greed,
with which we have agreed.

You think you have to want more than you need,
until you have it all you won’t be free

When you want more than you have, you think you need,
and when you think more than you want,
your thoughts begin to bleed

I think I need to find a bigger place,
‘cos when you have more than you think,
you need more space

society, you’re a crazy breed

there’s those thinking more or less – less is more
but if less is more, how you keeping score?
means for every point you make your level drops
kinda like its starting from the top, you can’t do that…

Eddie Vedder – Society

Ive had the same jeans on for four days now
I’m gonna go to a disco in the middle of the town
Everybody’s dressing up
I’m dressing down

Life’s one big circle, it does end
When it ends will you still be my friend?

I take my hat off to the busker man
For drowning his sorrows n singing his songs
Not everything has worked out to plan
But believe he’s smiling as long as he can

Swing from high to deep
Extremes of sweet and sour

If I hadn’t seen such riches
I could live with being poor
Now I’m relieved to hear
That you’ve been to some far out places

Those who feel the breath of sadness
Sit down next to me
Those who find they’re touched by madness
Sit down next to me
Those who find themselves ridiculous
Sit down next to me
In love, in fear, in hate, in tears

If you know your history then you would know where you’re coming from
Bob Marley

Educated fools, from uneducated schools – Curtis Mayfield

I just need your star for a day
Nick Drake

The old ways are passing and soon will be gone
And progress is aye a big factor
Its sent to afflict us and when they evict us
They tow us away wi a tractor

Farewell tae the pony, the cob, and the mare
The reins and the harness are idle
You don’t need a strap when you’re breaking up scrap
So farewell tae the bit and the bridle

Ye’ve got tae move fast tae keep up wi the times,
For these days a man cannae daunder
There’s a bylaw tae say ye maun be on yer way
An anither tae say ye can’t wander
– The Dubliners –

Rise up this mornin’,
Smiled with the risin’ sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep,
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true
Bob Marley

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond

Pink Floyd

I can’t remember faces I don’t remember names
Ah, but what the hell
You know it’s just as well
‘Cause after a while and a thousand miles
It all becomes the same

I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch,
He said to me, you must not ask for so much,

And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door,
She cried to me, hey, why not ask for more?

Oh like a bird on the wire, Like a drunk in a midnight choir,
I have tried in my way to be free

Dancing with a partner helps you find the beat

For many dark hours, I’ve thought about this,
that Jesus Christ, was betrayed by a kiss

Old man look at my life,
Twenty four and there’s so much more
Live alone in a paradise
That makes me think of two.

Old man take a look at my life
I’m a lot like you,
I need someone to love me the whole day through
Ah, one look in my eyes and you can tell that’s true

Lullabies, look in your eyes
Run around the same old town.
Doesn’t mean that much to me
To mean that much to you.

I’ve been first and last
Look at how the time goes past
But I’m all alone at last,
Rolling home to you

Neil Young

I see this world has made you sad
Some people can be bad
The things they do, the things they say
But baby I’ll wipe away those bitter tears
I’ll chase away those restless fears
That turn your blue skies into gray

Baby when I get down I turn to you
And you make sense of what I do
I know it isn’t hard to say
But baby just when this world seems mean and cold
Our love comes shining red and gold

Just the way the sunlight hits your eyes
Makes me feel alive
My body and my soul have been revived

I can feel you breathe from miles away
It helps me see a better day

Something in your smile that made me see
A place I long to be
I’m so in love with you

I wonder how, I wonder why
Yesterday you told me about the blue blue sky
And all that I can see is just a yellow lemon-tree

I’m turning my head up and down
I’m turning turning turning turning turning around
And all that I can see
Is just another lemon-tree

Fools Garden

Educated criminals, work within the law
This world is full, oh oh, So full of crashing bores

What really lies, beyond the constraints of my mind
Could it be the sea, with fate mooning back at me
No, it’s just more lock jawed pop stars
Thicker than pig shit, nothing to convey
They’re so scared to show intelligence
It might smear, their lovely career
This world, I am afraid,
Is designed for crashing bores

A bullet from the back of a bush took Medgar Evers’ blood
A finger fired the trigger to his name
A handle hid out in the dark
A hand set the spark
Two eyes took the aim
Behind a man’s brain
But he can’t be blamed
He’s only a pawn in their game

And the hoof beats pound in his brain.
And he’s taught how to walk in a pack
Shoot in the back
With his fist in a clinch
To hang and to lynch
To hide ‘neath the hood
To kill with no pain
Like a dog on a chain
He ain’t got no name
But it ain’t him to blame
He’s only a pawn in their game.

Today, Medgar Evers was buried from the bullet he caught.
They lowered him down as a king
But when the shadowy sun sets on the one
That fired the gun
He’ll see by his grave
On the stone that remains
Carved next to his name
His epitaph plain:
Only a pawn in their game.

So we struggle and we stagger
down the snakes and up the ladders

I mean every word
I don’t mean a single one of them

Well, the world of research has gone berserk,
Too much paperwork

Damn my situation and the games I have to play

We are such creatures of little faith
And all we need, all we need, all we need
Is a little bit of fa—ith

We are such creatures of little faith
Such creatures of little faith

I need something strong to distract my mind,
Im gonna look at you until my eyes go blind

All my powers of expression, my thoughts so sublime,
could never do you justice… reason or rhyme

So many things… that we can never undo,
I know youre sorry, Im sorry too

Some people will offer you their hand and some who wont,
Last night I knew you, tonight I dont

Everybodys gotta lose somewhere,
Stick with me baby, stick with me anyhow,
Things should start to get interesting, right about now

Well, the emptiness is endless, cold as the clay
You can always come back, but you can’t come back on the way

A modern-day warrior
Mean mean stride,
Todays Tom Sawyer
Mean mean pride.

No, his mind is not for rent
To any God or government.
Always hopeful, yet discontent,
He knows changes arent permanent,
But change is.

The world is, the world is,
Love and life are deep,
Maybe as his skies are wide.

Exit the warrior,
Todays Tom Sawyer,
He gets high on you,
And the energy you trade
He gets right on to the friction of the day.