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aydee 07-26-2009 06:55 PM

A tattoo on your heart?
 
Fighting the drummer stereotype a tad here...
you know.. the boom- crash-bang-I'm the drummer- thank you-very -much syndrome...

which verse or lyric in a song holds the deepest of meanings / feelings for you?

Which 4 lines have left a tattoo on your heart?


* please dont list out entire songs here. Just those few lines that really hit home.

GRUNTERSDAD 07-26-2009 07:04 PM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
From the Beatles;

One day you'll look to see I've gone.
For tomorrow may rain, so I'll follow the sun.
Some day you'll know I was the one.
But tomorrow may rain, so I'll follow the sun.

bobdadruma 07-26-2009 07:31 PM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
John Lennon's Working Class Hero. The first four lines hold true to me.

As soon as your born they make you feel small
by giving you no time instead of it all
Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all
Working Class Hero is something to be
Working Class Hero is something to be

They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
They hate you if you're clever and despise a fool
Till you're so ------- crazy you can't follow their rules
Working Class Hero is something to be
Working Class Hero is something to be

When they've tortured and scared you for 20 odd years
then they expect you to pick a career
When you can't really function you're so full of fear
Working Class Hero is something to be
Working Class Hero is something to be

Keep you doped with religon, sex and T.V.
and you think you're so clever and classless and free
but you're still -------- peasents as far as I can see
Working Class Hero is something to be
Working Class Hero is something to be

There's room at the top I'm telling you still
but first you must learn how to smile as you kill
if you want to be like the folks on the hill
Working Class Hero is something to be

Yes , A Working Class Hero is something to be
If you want to be a hero well just follow me
If you want to be a hero well just follow me

larryace 07-26-2009 08:06 PM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
But I'd trade all my tomorrows,
for one single yesterday,
To be holdin Bobbys body
next to mine

I substitute the word Bobby with someone who means something to me of course.
Trading ALL my tomorrows....thats a bold statement.

Jeremy Bender 07-27-2009 12:46 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
"They come from the cities and they come from the smaller towns...with beat-up cars and guitars and drummers going CRACK-BOOM-BAM !

Nickkk 07-27-2009 02:02 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
Old and decided
Youth overrided
I just need something
I don't want to fear every dying year

Youth Overrided - Cave In

a very difficult thread this one, there's so many choices. i dont particularlly associate this song with anyone in my life but this chorus in this song just transports me to somewhere and allways has since first hearing it 6 years ago. very weird.

Aydee this is a great thread, but what is your pick?

Ian Williams 07-27-2009 03:08 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
Wild Thing,
You make my heart sing,
You make everything groovy,
Wild Thing........

The Troggs

georgeman 07-27-2009 03:26 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
i know you dont' want the entrie song but this entrie song has meant so much to me after some of my class mates lost their lives in traffic accidents and having saved a few friends lives.

THE FRAY LYRICS

"How To Save A Life"

Step one you say we need to talk
He walks you say sit down it's just a talk
He smiles politely back at you
You stare politely right on through
Some sort of window to your right
As he goes left and you stay right
Between the lines of fear and blame
And you begin to wonder why you came

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And would I have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

Let him know that you know best
Cause after all you do know best
Try to slip past his defense
Without granting innocence
Lay down a list of what is wrong
The things you've told him all along
And I pray to God he hears you
And I pray to God he hears you

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And would I have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

As he begins to raise his voice
You lower yours and grant him one last choice
Drive until you lose the road
Or break with the ones you've followed
He will do one of two things
You will admit to everything
Or he'll say he's just not the same
And you'll begin to wonder why you came

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And would I have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

How to save a life
How to save a life

con struct 07-27-2009 03:53 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
Romance is mush
Stifling those who strive
I'll live a lush life in some small dive
And there I'll be
While I rot with the rest
Of those whose lives are lonely too.

Deltadrummer 07-27-2009 07:08 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
Learn to work the saxophone
I'll play just what I feel
drink scotch whiskey all night long
and die behind the wheel . . .


Donald Fagen knew his Billy Strayhorn :)

Pollyanna 07-27-2009 04:43 PM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
Ken, that Dan lyric reminded me of Babylon Sisters:
We'll jog with show folk on the sand
Drink kirschwasser from a shell
San Francisco show and tell.

Well, I should know by now
That it's just a spasm,
Like a Sunday in TJ
That it's cheap but it's not free
That I'm not what I used to be
And that love's not a game for three.

aydee 07-27-2009 04:59 PM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
Nice to see Dan fans. Brecker/Fagen's coded & witty writing kinda gets me as a whole, as does Joni's and Dylan's.... hated Dylan's music with a passion though. I'm still thinking about my 4 lines, still, NIKKK.

foursticks 07-27-2009 08:58 PM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by con struct (Post 597637)
Romance is mush
Stifling those who strive
I'll live a lush life in some small dive
And there I'll be
While I rot with the rest
Of those whose lives are lonely too.

With Johnny Hartman on vocal's accompained by the Coltrane Quartet - that is just aboslutely phenominal.

nhzoso 07-27-2009 11:08 PM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
Another love has come and gone and the years keep rushin' on
I remember what you told me before you went out on your own
"Sometimes to keep it together, we got to leave it alone."
So you can get on with your search, baby, and I can get on with mine
And maybe someday we will find that it wasn't really wasted time.

Waste Time, The Eagles

Deltadrummer 07-27-2009 11:12 PM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
Here's another goody . . .

He is a foreign man
He is surrounded by the sound
The sound . . .

Cattle in the marketplace
Scatterlings and orphanages
He looks around, around
He sees angels in the architecture
Spinning in infinity he says Amen! and Hallelujah!

Pollyanna 07-27-2009 11:29 PM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
There's a fair collection of gems on this thread :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by aydee (Post 597749)
Nice to see Dan fans. Brecker/Fagen's coded & witty writing kinda gets me as a whole, as does Joni's and Dylan's.... hated Dylan's music with a passion though. I'm still thinking about my 4 lines, still, NIKKK.

Yeah, I always felt that I *should* like Bawb, but Hurricane is the only one that I enjoy musically. That makes him a great songwriter to cover, whereas covering the Dan or Joni is not for the faint-hearted.

Another lyric that really got me was the Indigo Girls's Closer to Fine:
And I went to see the doctor of philosophy
With a poster of Rasputin and a beard down to his knee
He never did marry or see a B-grade movie
He graded my performance, he said he could see through me
I spent four years prostrate to the higher mind
Got my paper and I was free.

zambizzi 07-27-2009 11:35 PM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
"And you thought it was only in movies
As you wish all your dreams would come true
It ain't the first time believe me, baby
I'm standin here feeling blue
Yeah I'm blue"

...and maybe this one:

"Twirling round with this familiar parabol.
Spinning, weaving round each new experience.
Recognize this as a holy gift and celebrate this chance to be alive and breathing."

Deltadrummer 07-27-2009 11:52 PM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pollyanna (Post 597838)
There's a fair collection of gems on this thread :)



Yeah, I always felt that I *should* like Bawb, but Hurricane is the only one that I enjoy musically. That makes him a great songwriter to cover, whereas covering the Dan or Joni is not for the faint-hearted.

If you listen to Bob's phrasing you can hear it in Mick Jagger, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Tommy Petty among many others others. Although people often do not like his voice, his phrasing is probably the most distinctive of any popular singer one could name.

I actually met Donald Fagen at the popcorn counter several years back at a Dylan show. Not really met, just said hello and he nodded and hid his head hoping to get back to his seat before someone else recognized him. I guess ran into is more the term.

Ian Williams 07-28-2009 01:03 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
I've got one more:

Lady evil, evil
She's a magical, mystical woman
Lady evil, evil in my mind
She's queen of the night
All right!

Black Sabbath.....Lady Evil.....an spell on your heart?

metal overlord 07-28-2009 03:51 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
Municipal Waste's "Beer Pressure"

I stare at these drinks here before me
And everything else just seems lame
It feels like they're calling out to me
And I just can't hold my restraint

Feel the pressure!
There's just one cure

Pour us a round pass that **** down
Drinking these beers till we're nice and unwound

Drunk with my friends
It never ends
Looks like beer pressure has got us again

Race till it's gone
Finish the glass
We're getting drunk and we're doing it fast

We like to fall all over ourselves
We like to drink and we do it quite well

We have tried
We failed
Beer pressure's taking over
Death to being sober!

I stare at these drinks here before me
And everything else just seems lame
Feel the pressure!
There's just one cure

Beer Pressure!
You got it now
Beer pressure!
Now drink it down (yow!)

GRUNTERSDAD 07-28-2009 05:42 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
Another of my favs from The Beatles:

And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light, that shines on me,
shine until tomorrow, let it be.
I wake up to the sound of music, mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

aydee 07-28-2009 09:56 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
Great stuff in this thread!..isnt it intersting that almost all responses have lyrics that involve,loss, pain,loneliness, searching........there must be be a universal connection...something to do with the human spirit.

Ps-GD, just yesterday I sang ' Octopuses Garden' on the piano to my 6 year old niece. She was completely unmoved by thisridiculously happy song. I tried Let It Be next,and thatdid the trick.................strange...........

RogerLudwig 07-29-2009 01:26 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
I couldn't pick just one, so here are three of my favorites....

"The bridge at midnight trembles, the country doctor rambles
Bankers' nieces seek perfection expecting all the gifts that wise men bring
The wind howls like a hammer, the night blows rainy
My love she's like some raven, at my window with a broken wing"

from Love Minus Zero/ No Limit by Bob Dylan

"I feel inclined to blow my mind
Get hung up feed the ducks with a bun
They all come out to groove about
Be nice and have fun in the sun"

from Itchycoo Park by Small Faces

"Escaping through the lily fields I came upon an empty space
It trembled and exploded, left a bus stop in its place.
A bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began
There was cowboy Neal at the wheel of the bus to never-ever land."

from That's it for the Other One by Grateful Dead

GRUNTERSDAD 07-29-2009 02:14 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aydee (Post 597953)
Great stuff in this thread!..isnt it intersting that almost all responses have lyrics that involve,loss, pain,loneliness, searching........there must be be a universal connection...something to do with the human spirit.

Ps-GD, just yesterday I sang ' Octopuses Garden' on the piano to my 6 year old niece. She was completely unmoved by thisridiculously happy song. I tried Let It Be next,and thatdid the trick.................strange...........

Very intelligent niece liking the serious stuff.

Mediocrefunkybeat 07-29-2009 02:19 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aydee (Post 597953)
Great stuff in this thread!..isnt it intersting that almost all responses have lyrics that involve,loss, pain,loneliness, searching........there must be be a universal connection...something to do with the human spirit.

Ps-GD, just yesterday I sang ' Octopuses Garden' on the piano to my 6 year old niece. She was completely unmoved by thisridiculously happy song. I tried Let It Be next,and thatdid the trick.................strange...........

Try 'A Day In The Life'. Fantastic.

jon e rotten 07-30-2009 12:00 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
You say you'll give me
A highway with no one on it
Treasure just to look upon it
All the riches in the night

You say you'll give me
Eyes in a moon of blindness
A river in a time of dryness
A harbour in the tempest
But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you

U2

Ironcobra 07-30-2009 12:12 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
It's not the most significant chunk of words I've heard, but it's a chunk that's played through my head over and over...and over.

Prophets of War by Dream Theater:

Is it time to make a change?
Are we closer than before?
Can we help them break away?
Are we profiting from war?

Ashton Drum's 07-30-2009 12:24 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
The PretendersBack On The Chain Gang I think its about James Honeymen Scott There Guitar player who died in 1982 of an over dose

The powers that be
That force us to live like we do
Bring me to my knees
When I see what theyve done to you
But I'll die as I stand here today
Knowing that deep in my heart
Theyll fall to ruin one day
For making us part

con struct 07-30-2009 01:53 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
This line, from "Tangled Up In Blue," always brings back vivid memories:

"I lived with them on Montague street
In a basement down the stairs,
There was music in the cafes at night
And revolution in the air."

Big_Philly 08-02-2009 10:08 PM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
I am not often touched by lyrics but these kind of hit me the other day:

Wake up the sun's shining bright lets go out of bed into the light
Shape up we won't forget still there's lots of love left to hold tight

(...)

Everything I love between us will get us trough the night
All the things we lost will teach us see the pretty things in life
All the places that we've been to
The people we relate to
All the love that we give in to

It's from Sweet Goodbyes by Krezip.

But usually it's a combination of visuals and music that hits me. This also really touched me emotionally:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZJDNSp1QJA

Heck, it even really gets to me as I watch it now!

TheGroceryman 08-03-2009 03:06 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
meatloaf - two out of three aint bad...

And all I can do is keep on telling you
I want you
I need you
But -- there aint no way Im ever gonna love you

yea :(... im an emotional pansy.

rockinrider 08-03-2009 04:41 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
I saw some Kristofferson here already; "Me and Bobby McGee".

But this lyric had a huge influence on me back in the day:

"So thank your lucky stars you've got protection
Walk the line, and never mind the cost,

And don't wonder who them lawmen was protecting
When they nailed the Savior to the cross.


'Cause the law is for protection of the people
Rules are rules and any fool can see
We don't need no riddle speaking prophets
Scarin' decent folks like you and me, no siree."

FourOnSix 08-09-2009 08:44 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
So please remember me, finally
And all my uphill clawing
My dear, but if I make the Pearly Gates
I'll do my best to make a drawing

Of God and Lucifer, a boy and girl
An angel kissin' on a sinner
A monkey and a man, a marching band
All around the frightened trapeze swinger

Nickkk 08-10-2009 05:15 PM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
ahh one more. and its a verse in its entirety but...

I'd like to drop my trousers to the world
I am a man of means (of slender means)
Each household appliance
Is like a new science in my town
And if the day came when I felt a
Natural emotion
I'd get such a shock I'd probably jump
In the ocean
And when a train goes by
It's such a sad sound
No ...
It's such a sad thing

Nowhere Fast- The Smiths

Monica McCoy 08-11-2009 12:24 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
All you touch
And all you see,
Is all your life
Will ever be.

~ Breathe, Pink Floyd

Ainulindale 08-11-2009 04:54 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
what I've felt,
what I've known,
never shined through in what I've shown...

Metallica ~ The Unforgiven

abhinaya03 08-11-2009 09:09 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
tattoo on your heart
ur mind on tattoo
let the world see
u in tattoo...

RickRockstar 08-24-2009 11:22 PM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
"Take me across the water,
Cause I need some place to hide'
I done the rancher's daughter
And I sure did hurt his pride"!

URIAH HEEP - Stealin'

ProgIsGood 08-25-2009 08:38 AM

Re: A tattoo on your heart?
 
I have three different songs.

The first one is just a few lines from Red Stars Over the Battle of Cowshed by Protest the Hero. I especially love the line, "Dollars are worth more than sense."
A system where an honest person can sweat for hours and then play slave to the man in the television tower. A system where private ownership erases public healthcare because dollars are worth more than people; dollars are worth more than sense.

The second one is Sun of Nothing by Between the Buried and Me. This the interpretation by the singer.
"This song is about a man that gets tired of his life. He decides the only natural way to rid himself of this world is to fly to the sun and burn his body. He builds a rocket ship (he has already been named the "spaceman" in his town) and starts his journey. The song is the thought process during his voyage towards death. He evaluates all the different aspects of his life and towards the end realizes he had it better than most. He has regret but there's no turning back cause he is already floating towards the sun."

Pretty far-fetched but IMO a great concept nonetheless. It makes me realize that even though things don't always go perfectly for me, I have it better than a lot of people. Also I don't want to post all the lyrics but they can be found here. http://www.sweetslyrics.com/531842.B...othing%20.html


The third one is White Walls by Between the Buried and Me and it also has lyrics that mean a lot to me, and this is the interpretation from the singer.
"This song is about growing as a band and as individual musicians. I wrote this song after we did Ozzfest (also known as a big metal talent show). The music business really shows how stagnant and boring popular music is. Everyone tries to sound and look the way they are supposed to in order to "get big". Obviously all bands aren't like this, but it seems that more and more people are starting bands to become rock stars, not because they love music. This song is about growing and realizing what you need to do in order to make yourself happy in music, cause when its all said and done, this is what people hear when we die. When I started playing music it was a blank canvas (white walls) and this journey I've lived so far are the paintings that will be seen when I die."

Lyrics can be found here. http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/b/b...ite_walls.html


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