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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Music & Lyrics

I love music and poetic lyrics that really make you think, remember and smile.

Some words are so powerful that I wait for my favorite lines every time I hear certain songs. Sometimes, they're in the chorus and other times, I have to listen a little harder because they're like buried gems.

I've had some time in the car recently driving to and from Orange County and actually listened to my iPod, something I don't normally do anywhere but at the gym, and had the chance to revisit some of my favorite lyrics:

And every time she sneezes I believe it's love
Anna Begins - Counting Crows

You can wish on four leaf clovers, but all the fields have been plowed over
And there's nothin left to do but fly away

California - Kenny Chesney

It's only an inch from me to you
Depending on what map you use

Cleveland - Jewel

I wanna be the only one, for miles and miles
Except for maybe you, and your simple smile

Cowboy Take Me Away - The Dixie Chicks

Things ain't good but things ain't boring
Falling or Flying - Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

Late at night, I write my own movie
And I am the star when I close my eyes

Except I look like Julia Roberts

And you're just the poor jerk that I walk on by

For A While - Trisha Yearwood

A good day is any day that you're alive
Good Day - Paul Westerberg

We skirt around the danger zone and don't talk about it later
Marlene On The Wall - Suzanne Vega

There's no more heart to bruise

The Power of Goodbye - Madonna

You got a face with a view
This Must be the Place - Talking Heads

You have no right to ask me how I feel
You have no right to speak to me so kind
Separate Lives - Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin

What are some of your favorite lyrics?

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Blogger Sherri said...

I love these! What a great idea...and there are some lyrics that just speak to you for one reason or another.

Nice collection!

October 19, 2010 at 4:02 PM  
Anonymous Nichole said...

Oh, I love so many of these!

Here's one of my favorites:

Turns out not where but who you're with
That really matters
And hurts not much when you're around
And if you hold on tight
To what you think is your thing
You may find you're missing all the rest

"The Best of What's Around" -- Dave Matthews Band

October 19, 2010 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger gingerbreadmama said...

Great choices! I also have a zillion lyrics that stick in my head. One of my all time favs is Tori Amos (Silent All These Years), "I got 25 bucks and a cracker. Do you think it's enough to get us there?"

Thanks for sharing this list (I had forgotten how much I like the song Anna Begins).

October 19, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger Angie said... is one that I listened to on my way home last weekend....reminds me of 'back then' when I was in high school.

Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers
And as she walked away, and I looked at my wife
And then and there I thanked the good Lord for the gifts in my life...

Garth Brooks, unanswered prayers.

October 19, 2010 at 4:30 PM  
Anonymous Starr said...

Love this post.

Some of my favorites:

"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"
-Me and Bobby McGee, Janis Joplin

"And when you cross over there's no turning back
once that burning bridge is gone"
-On the Borderline, Alison Krauss

"But you don't see no hearses with luggage racks"
-Gimme What You Got, Don Henley

"I remember that time you told me, you said love is touching souls. Well surely you touched mine, cuz part of you pours out of me in these lines from time to time."
-A Case of You, Joni Mitchell

"Today I didn't even have to use my A.K. I gotta say it was a good day."
-It Was a Good Day, Ice Cube

"She never compromises, Loves babies and surprises, Wears high heels when she exercises,
Ain't that beautiful?"
-Meet Virginia, Train

October 19, 2010 at 7:00 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

I love that you have Anna Begins on here. It's one of my favorite songs ever.

I love the entire Van Morrison song "Into the Mystic"...but my favorite part is "I want to rock your gypsy soul"

And Outshined by Soundgarden "I'm lookin' California but feelin' Minnesota"

October 20, 2010 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

I love some of the lyrics in Pink's Glitter in the Air, and I love the beat of her Raise Your Glass (kinda makes me want to yell and get out frustrations).

I have some slower songs in my iTunes, like Angel from Montgomery and Chasing Cars.

November 17, 2010 at 6:12 AM  

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