Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Favorite lyrics

I love the following lyrics. They either make me laugh or cry or give me the good kind of chills.
  1. "Will ya hose me down with holy water, if I get to hot? Will you take me places I've never known?"- Meatloaf, "I'd do anything for love"
  2. "I'm a bitch, I'm a tease, I'm a goddess on my knees." - Meredith Brooks, "Bitch"
  3. "And in the midst of sailing ships we sink our lips into the ones we love, that have to say goodbye."- Train, "When I Look to the Sky"
  4. "She is frequently kind, and she’s suddenly cruel, she can do as she pleases, she’s nobody’s fool, but she can’t be convicted, she’s earned her degree"- Billy Joel, "She's Always a Woman"
  5. "To my heart he carries the key, Won’t you tell him please to put on some speed, Follow my lead, oh, how I need, Someone to watch over me."- Gershwin, Someone to watch over me

There is so much more to music than just the music. I love music and the performance part. I love in the song "I Don't wanna miss a thing" when Steven Tyler breathes on the lyric "I could stay lost in this moment forever", right on the word forever. It is so sexy.

Broadway show-tune lyrics get a category all their own. I love them separately but they compare differently because of the word choices. Broadway tunes string together stuff that could never make the mainstream but show tunes make me HAPPY!

One time a former Sam and I were split up. He went to drown his sorrows at our favorite bar. Well, the bartender called me at 2:23am and asked if I could please do something. (Yes, it is sad to know that the bartender at that Sam's favorite bar had my number since I had been called to get him so often). I asked what he had done now and she said he had played "Lady is a tramp" 13 times in a row on the jukebox. I dragged my tired ass out of bed, drove across town and picked him up. I didn't deserve it but I love the story. Every time he and I had split, he listened to a lot of Sinatra. That was his thing for me. (I was the only woman who drove him to Sinatra- that, my friends, is a damn compliment!)

There is a song called "Crash and Burn" by Sheryl Crowe. Every time I hear this song played, I cry. I sob. But I like it.

I am sure I will come up with more lyrics but right off the top of my head these are always reverberating around as my all time favorite lyrics. Do my lyric choices reflect my personality or some subliminal subconscious? Regardless, I just love music. What are your favorite lyrics?


Mellodee said...

I have so many songs that I love (practically all of them written before 1990!)
But one of the ones that makes me choke up everytime I hear it is "Born Yesterday" by the Everly Brothers. It's on their 1993 CD, "The Mercury Years"

"He lost his mind today
She threw his clothes away
The love they thought would last just flew away
She lost her mind today
He threw her ring away
They act as if they were born yesterday
And I wonder whose heart hurts the worst
And who knows whose heart was broke first
They lost their minds today
They threw their love away
They act as if they were born yesterday
They lost their love today
They threw it all away
They act as if they were born yesterday"

I partially credit this song with keeping me from giving up on my marriage during a really rocky time. I love it.

Gulo said...

Not that is has much to do with favorite songs, but lately (like the last month or so) I literally wake up every morning with a song running through my head. A lot of times it's just a part of a song that I don't even know the rest of the lyrics to. It's kind of strange, but I like it...waking up with music (and no, I don't use a radio alarm becuaue they put me back to sleep. I have no idea where the songs come from...

sam said...

Hiya Maggie,

It's been a while! Been sick.

Lyrics I like:

....and if you cant be with the one you love
love the one you're with...
Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young)

"There'll be good times again for me and you
But we just can't stay together, don't you feel it too
Still I'm glad for what we had, and how I once loved you"
Carole King

Many more!


Evil Pixie said...

Right now, it would be this:

"You don't have to feel like a waste of space;
You're original, cannot be replaced;
If you only knew what the future holds;
After a hurricane comes a rainbow"
Katy Perry's Firework.