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10:41 PM on 04/01/10 
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roju
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"She said "I heard about your trip interstate and how much you wish you'd stayed there with the nicer girls because they've got lovely smiles"
I guess my intelligence lacked
when i made a speech about wanting you back."

-Wide Awake and Smiling - Ellington

love them.
10:41 PM on 04/01/10 
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Since I haven't participated in on-topic talk yet:

so much for not doing whole songs.
10:44 PM on 04/01/10 
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I've never really cared about lyrics all that much because, for the most part, they aren't quite as profound or meaningful when they're taken out the context of the song, but two that I've always been fond of are:

"Please don't whisper sweet nothings in my ear when the sound of shredding vocal chords is what I want to hear."
-Titus Andronicus, 'Arms Against Atrophy'

"So now we're dancing through the garden,
and what a garden I have made.
And now the death will grow my jasmine,
I find it soothing, I'm afraid."
-Tallest Man On Earth, 'The Gardener'
11:00 PM on 04/01/10 
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IntoTheSun
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I've never really cared about lyrics all that much because, for the most part, they aren't quite as profound or meaningful when they're taken out the context of the song, but two that I've always been fond of are:

"Please don't whisper sweet nothings in my ear when the sound of shredding vocal chords is what I want to hear."
-Titus Andronicus, 'Arms Against Atrophy'

"So now we're dancing through the garden,
and what a garden I have made.
And now the death will grow my jasmine,
I find it soothing, I'm afraid."
-Tallest Man On Earth, 'The Gardener'

Hm, I agree that taken out of context they tend to be lacking, but what does that have to do with appreciating lyrics while you are engaging in listening to a song?
11:07 PM on 04/01/10 
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Today I offer all myself to this
I'm living for my dying wish
I give it all, now there's a reason,
there's a reason to give it all.

Rise Against - Give it all
11:47 PM on 04/01/10 
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briewer
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Hm, I agree that taken out of context they tend to be lacking, but what does that have to do with appreciating lyrics while you are engaging in listening to a song?
Nothing, really. I just think that most if not all vocals are more important for their tone and utility to the other parts of the song than their actual literary value. For example, Jónsi of Sigur Rós sings gibberish on all of their songs, but I wouldn't get much more out of Ágætis Byrjun if it was in English because the way he sang is always more important to me than what he is singing.
01:08 AM on 04/02/10 
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I've never really cared about lyrics all that much because, for the most part, they aren't quite as profound or meaningful when they're taken out the context of the song, but two that I've always been fond of are:

"Please don't whisper sweet nothings in my ear when the sound of shredding vocal chords is what I want to hear."
-Titus Andronicus, 'Arms Against Atrophy'

"So now we're dancing through the garden,
and what a garden I have made.
And now the death will grow my jasmine,
I find it soothing, I'm afraid."
-Tallest Man On Earth, 'The Gardener'

I think those read pretty great out of context, having never heard them.
01:11 AM on 04/02/10 
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I'm really happy this thread might catch on, It's got me interested in listening to a lot of new shit.

New day, new lyric:

You damned yourself with this nonsense, but sure as hell I still love you. As long as there's a God in heaven, I'll still want you. And as long as hell is still burning hot, I will want you back.

This Providence - Sure As Hell
04:33 AM on 04/02/10 
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Deadbolt23
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Are you my family? Can I stay with you for a while?

Bat For Lashes - Siren Song
06:25 AM on 04/02/10 
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xJesusFreakx
Rejoice! Rejoice!
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so much for not doing whole songs.

I only did the first verse, the chorus, and the second verse. If it were the whole song, I would have posted the chorus two more times, followed by a few more repeated lines. So, uh, yeah.
06:34 AM on 04/02/10 
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Jaimehere
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"I never bother with the politics
In the end they never really matter at all
So stop telling me who I want to be
Freedom means I make decisions"

Eleventyseven - Love In Your Arms
06:39 AM on 04/02/10 
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the closer i get to feeling, the further that i'm feeling from alright.

and

she doesn't have a flame, she'd prefer to burn out like a torch
if she gets nowhere in life at least she knows she's pretty
-something corporate
06:44 AM on 04/02/10 
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xJesusFreakx
Rejoice! Rejoice!
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Today's lyric:

Quote:
And now I know why the all the trees change in the fall
I know you were on my side even when I was wrong
And I love you for giving me your eyes
For staying back and watching me shine
And I didn't know if you knew, so I'm takin' this chance to say
That I had the best day with you today

from "The Best Day" by Taylor Swift
07:45 AM on 04/02/10 
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Brand-new-123
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Quote:

"I am the river."
"I am the ocean of changing shape."
"I bring bodies."
and "in the void you heard my name
and you are like me.
you are nothing but a place
where dust is dancing."

Mount Eerie - "Wind Speaks"
08:05 AM on 04/02/10 
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tawtaw
He called the shit poop!
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"I still feel you in my clothes; in the cotton, it's that close"

Cassino - Ghost



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