post Your Favorite And Most Meaningful song lyrics

Keep smiling, keep shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
That’s what friends are for.
For good times and bad times
I’ll be on your side forever more
That’s what friends are for…

(Particularly poignant when played at a wake.)

Another Song that had a deep meaning to it was “Without You” in RENT(2005 mo

Without you, the ground thaws, the rain falls, the grass grows.
Without you, the seeds root, the flowers bloom, the children play.
The stars gleam, the poets dream, the eagles fly, without you.
The earth turns, the sun burns, but I die, without you.

Little girl little girl
you know you move me.
Move me so much I bring you home my pay.
Little girl little girl
It should move you too.
When you see your good man broke down this way.

            -Mink de Ville- * Can't Do Without It*

from Winter.

I’ve heard it thousands of times and cry a little close to half the times. Why yes, I am a sentimental baby, why do you ask?

I was thinking about posting something from Time, although I would have chosen different lines from the same song. They’re all about the same thing, really. However, even before I saw your post I had decided against posting anything from Time because they aren’t my favourite lyrics, they are my most hated lyrics. They are Great and Terrible lyrics, in the Tolkein sense.

Just one from my list.
Life is what happens, when you make other plans.

Painted Smile — Moody Blues
I can sing, I can dance
Just give me a chance to do my turn for you
There’s a chance I’ll slip but with stiff upper lip
I’ll sing my song for you

Laughter is free but it’s so hard to be
A jester all the time, no one’s believing
I’m the same when I’m bleeding
And I hurt all the time deep inside

Very appropriate for me right now.

“They say love conquers all
You can’t start it like a car
You can’t stop it with a gun”

“Searching for a Heart” - Warren Zevon

As I said when I moved this thread, Stainles Stan – we take copyright very seriously. Please do not quote more than one verse of a song; if you want people to be able to see more of the lyrics than that, you may give a link to a full version elsewhere online.

twickster, Cafe Society moderator

He thought he was the King of America
But it was just the boulevard of broken dreams.
A trick they do with mirrors and with chemicals
The words of love in whispers and the acts of love in screams.

  • Elvis Costello.
    Show business kids making movies of themselves
    You know they don’t give a fuck about anybody else.

  • Steely Dan
    I’m feeling particularly cynical this morning

  • Jack Batty.

Who will love me now, by pj harvey.

In the forest is a monster,
It has done terrible things,
So in the wood it’s hiding,
and this is the song it sings…

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Robert Hunter (Grateful Dead)
Stella Blue

All the years combine
They melt into a dream
A broken angel sings
from a guitar
In the end there’s just a song
Comes crying like the wind
Through all the broken dreams
and vanished years

Johnny Flynn
Einstein’s Idea

The suns and the moons and the galaxies far
Were cast from his bow before they were stars
Oh and the gap in-between them is nothing to us
Our eyes cut the distance as loving eyes must
From me unto you son from dust unto dust

Johnny Flynn
The Wrote and the Writ

The letters that you left behind
No longer shall I read
Your blood’s between the pages
And I can’t stand to see you bleed

Great thread!

You wanna know the truth in life, don’t leave music out

Eric Burdon and the Animals

So come, my friends, be not afraid
We are so lightly here
It is in love that we are made
In love we disappear

–L. Cohen

“If I gave you everything that I owned and asked for nothing in return
Would you do the same for me as I would for you?
Or take me for a ride, and strip me of everything including my pride
But spirit is something that no one destroys”

Low-Spark of High Heeled Boys

“Louie, Louie! We gotta go now!”

This is a good one, too:

“it’s a waste of a song. you’re a waste of my lungs.”


*I woke today…
And felt your side of bed
The covers were still warm where you’d been layin’.
You were gone…
My heart was filled with dread.
You might not be sleepin’ here again

It’s alright, 'cause I love you.
And that’s not gonna change.
Run me round, make me hurt again and again.
But I’ll still sing you love songs
Written in the letters of your name.
And brave the storm to come,
For it surely looks like rain.*
Shannon… i miss you! fuck rain!

Anyone perfect must be lying
Anything easy has it’s cost
Anyone plain can be lovely
Anyone loved can be lost

Falling for the First Time
Barenaked Ladies

Steve Earle “Billy Austin”
…So when the preacher comes to get me
and they shave off all my hair
could you take that long walk with me
knowing hell was waiting there?
And could you pull that switch yourself sir?
with a sure and steady hand?
And then could you still tell yourself sir
that you’re better than I am?..