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Jimmy's A Legend

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Aerosmith Toys In The Attic

In the attic lies

Voices scream

Nothing's seen

Real's a dream

Leaving the things that are real behind

Leaving the things that you love from mind

All of the things you learned from fears

Nothing is left for the years

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Mother Love Bone - 'Man Of Golden Words'

Wanna show you something like

The joy inside my heart

Seems I've been living in the temple of the dog

Where would I live, if I were a man of golden words?

And would I live, at all?

Words and music, my only tools

Communication

And on her arrival, I will set free the birds

It's a pretty time of year, and the mountains sing out loud

Tell me, Mr. Golden Words, how's about the world?

Tell me can you tell at all?

Words and music, my only tools

Communication

Let's fall in love with music

The driving force in our living

The only international language

Divine glory, the expression

The knees bow, the tongue confesses

The lord of lords, the king of kings

The king of kings

Words and music - my only tools

Communication

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Picture yourself in a boat on a river,

With tangerine trees and marmalade skies.

Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly,

A girl with kaleidoscope eyes.

Cellophane flowers of yellow and green,

Towering over your head.

Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes,

And she's gone.

Lucy in the sky with diamonds,

Lucy in the sky with diamonds,

Lucy in the sky with diamonds,

Ah... Ah...

Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain,

Where rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies.

Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers,

That grow so incredibly high.

Newspaper taxis appear on the shore,

Waiting to take you away.

Climb in the back with your head in the clouds,

And you're gone.

{CHORUS}

Picture yourself on a train in a station,

With plasticine porters with looking glass ties.

Suddenly someone is there at the turnstile,

The girl with kaleidoscope eyes.

I had reasons to chose my name here;- )

This song always takes me on a journey to the most beautiful places of my dreams...

Edit: oops, I guess you intended us only to list special lines...sorry, but I can't chose which lines are the most inspiring for me...

Edited by lucyinthesky

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Oh wait...one more!

seeker of truth

follow no path

all paths lead where

truth is here

~e e cummings

he is one of my favourite poets!

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What I got

~Sublime

Life is too short so love the one you got cause you might get

runover or you might get shot

Never start no static

I just get it off my chest

Never had to battle with no bulletproof vest

Take a small example

A tip from me take all of your money and give it up to charity

Lovin's what I got

It's within my reach

Facade

~Disturbed

No one knows, just what has become of her,

Shattered doll, desperate,

Oh so innocent, and delicate,

But too damn obdurate,

And obstinate to let go

Broken down, hurt again,

It never ends,

Frightened and trembling

Did she fall again, an accident?

Her eyes encircled in, black again,

I can’t believe that she’s still with him!

For how long will you try?

How long until you walk away?

Your façade can’t disguise,

The fact that you’re in misery!

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And of course, the greatest lyrics of all time

Excerpts from 8 Mile

~Eminem (Maybe I shouldn't post the artist, as I know how many of you will dismiss this simply because it's rap)

You gotta live it to feel it, you didn't you wouldn't get it

Or see what the big deal is, why it wasn't the skillest

To be walkin this borderline of Detroit city limits

It's different, it's a certain significance, a certificate

of authenticity, you'd never even see

But it's everything to me, it's my credibility

You never seen heard smelled or met a real MC

who's incredible upon the same pedestal as me

But yet I'm still unsigned, havin a rough time

Sit on the porch with all my friends and kick dumb rhymes

Go to work and serve MC's in the lunchline

But when it comes crunch time, where do my punchlines go

Who must I show, to bust my flow

Where must I go, who must I know

Or am I just another crab in the bucket

Cause I ain't havin no luck with this little Rabbit so fuck it

Maybe I need a new outlet, I'm startin to doubt shit

I'm feelin a little skeptical who I hang out with

I look like a bum, yo my clothes ain't about shit

At the Salvation Army tryin to salvage an outfit

And it's cold, tryin to travel this road

Plus I feel like I'm on stuck in this battlin mode

My defenses are so up, but one thing I don't want

is pity from no one, the city is no fun

There is no sun, and it's so dark

Sometimes I feel like I'm just bein pulled apart

From each one of my limbs, by each on of my friends

It's enough to just make me wanna jump out of my skin

Sometimes I feel like a robot, sometimes I just know not

what I'm doin I just blow, my head is a stove top

I just explode, the kettle gets so hot

Sometimes my mouth just overloads the ass that I don't got

But I've learned, it's time for me to U-turn

Yo it only takes one time for me to get burned

Ain't no fallin no next time I meet a new girl

I can no longer play stupid or be immature

I got every ingredient, all I need is the courage

Like I already got the beat, all I need is the words

Got the urge, suddenly it's a surge

Suddenly a new burst of energy is occured

Time to show these free world leaders the three and a third

I am no longer scared now, I'm free as a bird

Then I turn and cross over the median curb

Hit the 'burbs and all you see is a blur from 8 Mile Road

Edited by wanna be drummer

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The Greatest Lyrics of All Time Part 2

Excerpts from Sing for the Moment

~Eminem

They say music can alter moods and talk to you

Well can it load a gun up for you , and cock it too

Well if it can, then the next time you assault a dude

Just tell the judge it was my fault and i'll get sued

See what these kids do is hear about us totin' pistols

And they want to get one cause they think the shit's cool

Not knowin' we really just protectin' ourselves, we entertainers

Of course the shit's affectin' our sales, you ignoramus

But music is reflection of self, we just explain it, and then we get our

checks in the mail

It's fucked up ain't it

How we can come from practically nothing to being able to have any fuckin'

thing that we wanted

That's why we sing for these kids, who don't have a thing

Except for a dream, and a fuckin' rap magazine

Who post pin-up pictures on their walls all day long

Idolize they favorite rappers and know all they songs

Or for anyone who's ever been through shit in their lives

Till they sit and they cry at night wishin' they'd die

Till they throw on a rap record and they sit, and they vibe

We're nothin' to you but we're the fuckin' shit in they eyes

That's why we seize the moment try to freeze it and own it, squeeze it and

hold it

Cause we consider these minutes golden

And maybe they'll admit it when we're gone

Just let our spirits live on, through our lyrics that you hear in our

songs and we can...

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This song is beautiful and has a great message; it's one of my favorites:

Breathe 2am

2 Am and she calls me cause I'm still awake

Can you help me unravel my latest mistake

I don't love him, winter just wasn't my season.

Yeah we walk through the doors so accusing their eyes

Like they have any right at all to criticize

Hypocrites you're all here for the very same reason.

Cause you can't jump the track

We're like cars on a cable and life's like an hourglass glued to the table,

No one can find the rewind button girl

So just cradle your head in your hands.

And breathe, just breathe, whoa breathe just breathe

May he turned 21 on the base of Fort Bliss

Just today he sat down to the flask in his fist

Ain't been sober since maybe October of last year

Here in town you can tell he's been down for while

But my God it's so beautiful when the boy smiles

Wanna hold him but maybe I'll just sing about it

Cause you can't jump the track

We're like cars on a cable

And life's like an hourglass glued to the table,

No one can find the rewind button boys so cradle your head in your hands

And breathe, just breathe, whoa breath just breathe

There's a light at each end of this tunnel you shout cause you're just as far in as you'll ever be out

And these mistakes you've made

You'll just make them again if you'll only try turnin' around

2Am and I'm still awake writing this song

If i get it all down on paper it's no longer inside of me threaten' the life it belongs to.

And I feel like I'm naked in front of the crowd

Cause these words are my diary screamin' out aloud

And I know that you'll use them however you want to.

But you can't jump the track

We're like cars on a cable

And life's like an hourglass glued to the table,

No one can find the rewind button now

Sing it if you understand...yeah breath

Just breathe, ohho breathe

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Cool thread!

This one, both in vocals and words, always gets me: It may very well be my most favorite non-Zep song. It is...

When I find myself in times of trouble

Mother Mary comes to me

Speaking words of wisdom

Let it Be

And in my hours of darkness

She is standing right in front of me

Speaking words of wisdom

Let it Be

Let it Be, Let it Be, Let it Be, Let it Be

Whisper words of wisdom

Let it Be

And when the brokenhearted people

Living in the world agree

There will be an answer

Let it Be

For though they may be parted

There is still a chance that they will see

There will be an answer

Let it Be

Let it Be, Let it Be, Let it Be, Let it Be

There will be an answer

Let it Be

Let it Be, Let it Be, Let it Be, Let it Be

Whisper words of wisdom

Let it Be

Let it Be, Let it Be, Let it Be, Let it Be

Whisper words of wisdom

Let it Be

And when the night is cloudy

There is still a light that shines on me

Shine on till tomorrow

Let it Be

I wake up to the sound of music

Mother Mary comes to me

Speaking words of wisdom

Let it Be

Yeah, Let it Be, Let it Be, Let it Be, Let it Be

There will be an answer

Let it Be

Let it Be, Let it Be, Let it Be, Let it Be

Whisper words of wisdom

Let it Be

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To laugh is to risk appearing the fool

To weep is to appear sentimental

To reach out for another is to risk involvement

To expose feelings is to risk exposing yourself

To place your ideas, your dreams before the crowd

is to risk their loss

To love is to risk not being loved in return

To hope is to risk despair

To try is to risk failure.

But the greater hazard in life is to risk nothing,

They may avoid suffering and sorrow,

but they simply cannot

learn, feel, change, grow or love

chained by certitudes, they are slaves

who have forfeited freedom.

Only a person who risks is Free.

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"Who was born in a house full of pain

Who was trained not to spit in the fan

Who was told what to do by the man

Who was broken by trained personnel

Who was fitted with collar and chain

Who was given a seat in the stand

Who was breaking away from the pack

Who was only a stranger at home

Who was ground down in the end

Who was found dead on the phone

Who was dragged down by the stone."

That's the last stanza from "Dogs" off of Pink Floyd's Animals

Overall it's really great album, thats just my favorite song off of it. I really like how both "Pigs on the Wing" tracks coincide with the idea of the dog-type character;

"You know that I care what happens to you,

and I know that you care for me too,

so I don't feel alone, or the weight of the stone,

now that I've found somewhere safem to bury my bone;

Any fool knows a dog needs a home,

a shelter from pigs on the wing."

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It is too long to put here but I love the poem by T.S. Eliot - The Hollow Men.

Especially the end where he writes

'this is the way the world ends

Not with a bang but a whimper.'

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Love is real, real is love,

Love is feeling, feeling love,

Love is wanting to be loved.

Love is touch, touch is love,

Love is reaching, reaching love,

Love is asking to be loved.

Love is you,

You and me,

Love is knowing,

We can be.

Love is free, free is love,

Love is living, living love,

Love is needing to be loved.

-John Lennon

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Breathe - Pink Floyd

Breathe, breathe in the air

Dont be afraid to care

Leave but dont leave me

Look around and chose your own ground

For long you live and high you fly

And smiles youll give and tears youll cry

And all you touch and all you see

Is all your life will ever be

Run, rabbit, run

Dig that hole, forget the sun,

And when at last the work is done

Dont sit down, its time to dig another one

For long you live and high you fly

But only if you ride the tide

And balanced on the biggest wave

You race toward an early grave.

Time - Pink Floyd

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day

You fritter and waste the hours in an off hand way

Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town

Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain

You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today

And then one day you find ten years have got behind you

No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but its sinking

And racing around to come up behind you again

The sun is the same in the relative way, but youre older

Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time

Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines

Hanging on in quiet desperation is the english way

The time is gone, the song is over, thought Id something more to say

Home, home again

I like to be here when I can

And when I come home cold and tired

Its good to warm my bones beside the fire

Far away across the field

The tolling of the iron bell

Calls the faithful to their knees

To hear the softly spoken magic spells.

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I always dedicate this song to myself when I start sweating the small stuff...It really does put everything in perspective...

Hoobastank - "If I Were You"

You seem to find the dark when everything is bright.

You look for all that's wrong instead of all that's right.

Does it feel good to you to rain on my parade?

You never say a word unless it's to complain.

It's driving me insane...

If I were you, holding the world right in my hands,

the first thing I'd do is thank the stars for all that I have.

If I were you...

Look what surrounds you now more than you've ever dreamed.

Have you forgotten just how hard it used to be?

So what's it going to take for you to realize

it all could go away in one blink of an eye?

It happens all the time...

If I were you, holding the world right in my hands,

the first thing I'd do, is thank the stars above, tell the ones I love

that I do...

Yeah If I Were You,

Whoa, yeah If I Were You

If I Were You, whoaaaa

If I Were You

So what's it going to take for you to realize

it all could go away in one blink of an eye?

It happens all the time...

If I Were You,

holding the world right in my hands,

the first thing I'd do,

is thank the stars above,

for the ones I love,

take a breath and enjoy the view,

live the life that I wanted to.

If I Were You...

If I Were You...

If I Were You!

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Love is real, real is love,

Love is feeling, feeling love,

Love is wanting to be loved.

Love is touch, touch is love,

Love is reaching, reaching love,

Love is asking to be loved.

Love is you,

You and me,

Love is knowing,

We can be.

Love is free, free is love,

Love is living, living love,

Love is needing to be loved.

-John Lennon

I love this song soo much...So beautiful and touching... B)

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'In Spain, the dead are more alive than the dead of any other country in the world!'

Federico Garcia lorca

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List lines or stanzas of poems or lyrics to songs the you are inspired by or just...love

How's it going "Jimmy's A Legend?" I have been listening to GEORGE HARRISON'S legendary landmark album ALL THINGS MUST PASS from 1970. This album was released around a time when THE BEATLES were about to fall apart and the songs in this album expressed George's true feelings about those painful moments. In a way, we can all relate to these songs. In my opinion, GEORGE HARRISON could be just a much of a great lyricist than John and Paul. Its just too bad that GEORGE HARRISON never got his due or the recognition that he truly deserved when he was a BEATLE. There are two GEORGE HARRISON songs that I would like to quote and are as follows:

ISN'T IT A PITY

Words and Music by George Harrison

Isn't it a pity,

Isn't it a shame

How we break each other's hearts,

And cause each other pain

How we take each other's love,

Without thinking anymore

Forgetting to give back

Isn't it a pity

Some things take so long, but how do I explain?

When not too many people

Can see we're all the same

And because of all their tears,

Their eyes can't hope to see

The beauty that surrounds them -

Oh isn't it a pity

ALL THINGS MUST PASS

Words and Music by George Harrison

Sunrise doesn't last all morning

A cloudburst doesn't last all day

Seems my love is up,

And has left you with no warning

But it's not always going to be this grey

All things must pass, all things must pass away

Sunset doesn't last all evening

A mind can blow those clouds away

After all this my love is up and must be leaving

But it's not always going to be this grey

All things must pass

All things must pass away

All things must pass

None of life's strings can last

So, I must be on my way

And face another day

Now the darkness only stays at night time

In the morning it will fade away

Daylight is good at arriving at the right time

No it's not always going to be this grey

All things must pass, all things must pass away

All things must pass,

All things must pass away

In my opinion, these two GEORGE HARRISON compositions could stand up to any Lennon/McCartney compositions or any other artist's composition anyday. R.I.P. George Harrison, Born 25 February 1943, Died 29 November 2001 at age 58. ROCK ON!

Edited by ZeppFanForever

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From "A Case of You" by Joni Mitchell

I am a lonely painter

I live in a box of paints

I'm frightened by the devil

And I'm drawn to those ones

Who ain't afraid

I remember that time you told me

You said "Love is touching souls,"

Well, surely you touched mine

Because part of you pours out of me

In these lines from time to time.

And from "This Must be the Place (Naive Melody)" by the Talking Heads

We drift in and out

Sing into my mouth

Out of all those kinds of people

You got a face with a view

I'm just an animal looking for a home

Share the same space for a minute or two

And you love me till my heart stops

Love me till I'm dead

Eyes that light up

Eyes look through you

Cover up the blank spots

Hit me on the head

Those two are just sheer beauty, if you ask me.

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