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A Song a Day

Discussion in 'The Coffee House' started by ghosTea, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. ghosTea

    ghosTea Counterculture Nerd SF Multi Media SF Supporter

    I see people always posting music here and there. I know this will be fun for myself and give me a reason to pop on even if I am feeling down so I was thinking of posting one song a day accompanied by the lyrics. Songs that give you strength, make you feel less alone or just make you happy. It would be cool for everyone/anyone to participate but I was hoping ONE submission a day so it looks nice and tidy. Any one want to join? You can say something about the song if you want to first, or not. Any genre welcome :) I will probably post mostly depressing stuff because that is what I listen too.

    But I will try to start things off on a positive note since I have been dealing with a lot of issues and today might be a good day to start off with a fun song. Also a good way to start the thread. So here is one of my favorite love songs.




    I just found out that my girlfriend's a robot
    She said that she didn't want me to know but
    We went for a swim one moonlit night
    And she came out rusty where she went in white

    I took her apart 'cause she broke my heart
    I took her apart yeah
    I took her apart 'cause she broke my heart
    I took her apart yeah

    I picked my baby up and I laid her on a lathe
    I wanted to see how her body was made
    I doctored my baby with a wrench and pliers
    And littered the kitchen with her screws and wires

    She slices and she dices she makes Julienne Fries
    She locks up my garage door every night
    She put new life into my washer and my dryer
    But every time I turn the toaster on I'm afraid that I'll fry her

    'Cause lately I've been waking in the middle of the night
    What I did to my baby's body just wasn't right
    There's a buzz all around me I know where it's coming from
    She's shooting through my house in a 60 cycle hum

    I put her back together 'cause I missed her all the time
    Man, we had something going and we got along real fine
    Now we're really happy and we're never gonna part
    She's my 120 girl with the 240 heart

    Now we're really happy and it's time to settle down
    I'm satisfied at last with my two feet on the ground
    Now I know what I want to do with my life
    She's got her outlets and I've got mine.
     
  2. SillyOldBear

    SillyOldBear Teddy Bear Fanatic Staff Alumni

    Heck, I don't even know how to post a song here.
     
  3. ghosTea

    ghosTea Counterculture Nerd SF Multi Media SF Supporter

    :) There is a link icon after all the format options when you click it a window opens and you just copy and past the youtube link in that window!
     
  4. ghosTea

    ghosTea Counterculture Nerd SF Multi Media SF Supporter

    A sad song about a bitter break up and a bleak outlook on the future. Much like myself. The whole album "Marked for Death" contains a lot of powerful lyrics and Emma Ruth Rundle has a very pretty voice and is a great lyricist. I have been doing a lot of lounging around listening to depressing music and her album has been getting its fair amount of play.



    It was right that we did meet each other in each other’s eyes
    It was right that we did see each other in our shadow sides
    It was wrong then too that crazy love, loves crazy as it does
    And each of us and both of us so crazy, as it was

    Who else is going to love someone like you that’s marked for death?
    Who else is going to be with you when you breathe your last?
    Who else is going to take my place and hold and keep you safe?
    Who else is going to stay?
    Who else is going to stay?

    You were right on time to break your head and make the death bed
    You were right on time to crash those galaxies and flat-line
    You were right on time to make the light inside of me a life
    You were right on time to meet me, crazy love, and watch us die

    Who else is going to love someone like you, that’s marked for death?
    Who else is going to be with you when you breathe your last?
    Who else is going my place and hold and keep you safe?
    Who else would ever stay?

    Who else would
    Who else would
    Who else would ever stay?
    Who else would ever stay?
    Who else is going to love someone like me?

    Who else is going to love someone like me that’s marked for death?
    Who else is going to be with me when I breathe it all?
    Who else would take your place and hold and keep me safe?
    Who else would ever stay?
    Who else would ever stay?
     
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  5. ghosTea

    ghosTea Counterculture Nerd SF Multi Media SF Supporter

    I have been having a hard time. There is a handful of bands that are so depressing that it goes beyond normal angst or depression and into utter despair. Today I am feeling that way :/ Trigger heavy song. Sorry tomorrow I will post a ridiculously happy song to counteract this mess. But today I feel like a failure :(



    And I, I've been lonely
    And I, I've been blind
    And I, I've learned nothing
    So my hands are firmly tied
    To the sinking lead-weight
    of failure

    I've worked hard all my life
    Money slips through my hands
    My face in the mirror tells me
    It's no surprise that I am
    Pushing the stone up the hill
    of failure

    They tempt me with violence
    They punish me with ideals
    And they crush me with an image
    Of my life that's nothing but unreal
    Except on the goddamned slaveship
    of failure

    I'll drown here trying
    To get up for some air
    But each time I think I breathe
    I'm laid on with a double share
    Of the punishing burden
    of failure

    I don't deserve to be down here
    But I'll never leave
    And I, I've learned one thing
    You can't escape the beast
    In the null and void pit
    of failure

    When I get my hands on some money
    I'll kiss its green skin
    And I'll ask its dirty face
    "Where the hell have you been?"
    "I am the fuel that fires the engines
    of failure."

    I'll be old and broken down
    I'll forget who and where I am
    I'll be senile or forgotten
    But I'll remember and understand
    You can bank your hard-earned money
    on failure

    I saw my father crying
    I saw my mother break her hand
    On a wall that wouldn't weep
    But that certainly held in
    The mechanical moans of a dying man
    Who was a failure

    My back hurts me when I bend
    Because I carry a load
    And my brain hurts like a knife-hole
    Because I've yet to be shown
    How to pull myself out from
    The sucking quicksand
    of failure

    Some people lie in hell
    Many bastards succeed
    But I, I've learned nothing
    I can't even elegantly bleed
    Out the poison blood
    of failure
     
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  6. ghosTea

    ghosTea Counterculture Nerd SF Multi Media SF Supporter

    I am breaking my own rule because I can to counteract the above. Vic Chesnutt sadly did take his own life but his lyrics always showed his constant struggles this is one song that makes me feel better about my life and makes me feel less alone.




    it's okay, you can take a condom
    it's okay, you can take a valtrex
    and it's okay, you can get an abortion
    and then keep on keepin' on
    and then keep on keepin' on

    it's okay, you can take a prilosec
    and it's okay, you can take biaxin
    it's okay, you can get a quadruple bypass
    and then keep on keepin' on
    and then keep on keepin' on

    you are never alone
    you are never alone
    you are never alone
    you are

    it's okay in moderation
    it's okay cuttin' down
    it's okay, you can quit tomorrow
    but for now, keep on keepin' on
    but for now, keep on keepin' on

    it's okay, you can take the bible
    and it's okay, you can be saved
    and it's okay, you can be forgiven
    and for now, keep on keepin' on
    for now, keep on keepin' on

    you are never alone
    you are never alone
    you are never alone
    you are
     
  7. ghosTea

    ghosTea Counterculture Nerd SF Multi Media SF Supporter

    Cleaning day. Cleaning music. Punks can be nice too.



    Be nice, say thank you
    And please once in a while
    It's a beautiful world we live in
    So give your brother a smile
    Turn to a stranger
    And give him a pat on the back
    It's not that hard to do
    Maybe the friendship will last

    Wonderful! (Wonderful)
    It's so wonderful! (wonderful)
    Wonderful! (Wonderful)
    It's so wonderful!

    Don't smoke, don't litter
    Don't step on a beetle or ant
    Always walk on the sidewalk
    Never tread on the grass
    Be kind, be courteous
    Open the door for your mom
    Help an old person across the street
    Give the bum something to eat

    Wonderful! (Wonderful)
    It's so wonderful! (wonderful)
    Wonderful! (Wonderful)
    It's so wonderful!

    Be nice, say thank you
     
  8. ghosTea

    ghosTea Counterculture Nerd SF Multi Media SF Supporter

    This one comes with a music video! 80's new wave goodness.




    This is my private life
    I have no friends to fear
    I've got no problems no cross to bear
    If you can find me
    Come and get me out of here

    This is my private life
    This is my private life
    This is my private life

    These are my private things
    There they are against the wall
    The dirty pictures, religious objects
    These are my private things
    Come and get them out of here

    This is my private bed
    This is where I lie at night
    Staring at a light bulb hanging on the ceiling
    Waiting for a dream to
    Come and get me out of here

    Here in my humble room at night
    I often wonder what goes on out there
    What makes them runs o scared
    I often stare at the people passing by
    But they can't see me through my window shades
    Just like I'm not even there

    This is my private life
    This is my private life
    This is my private life
    There's something dangerous I like

    This is my private life
    I know my problems aren't your fault
    What I really want to know
    Has it always been this way

    This is my private life
    This is my private life
    This is my private life
    Come and get me out of here
     
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  9. ghosTea

    ghosTea Counterculture Nerd SF Multi Media SF Supporter

    Hopeless Romantic



    I had a girl
    She is the most beautiful one in the world
    and I love her so much
    I wanna marry her and make a family
    and then settle down for life
    The other day I found out that she was cheating me with another man
    I was down and broken hearted
    I never wanna mess with other girls

    Well yesterday I went down to town And Melissa
    She crossed my way
    I wanna marry her and make a family
    and then settle down for life
    and then settle down for life
    and then settle down for life
    and then settle down for life
     
  10. ghosTea

    ghosTea Counterculture Nerd SF Multi Media SF Supporter

    (since I missed yesterday) I have not really posted any electronic music, which I listen to a lot of but have neglected to post because I don't know if it will find as much appreciation here. I don't really have anything to base that off of hahah But I just do.. @JDot I did think of you when picking this song. Mostly because there was a time when me and my friend would always just listen to one of three albums when he came over. Grimes-Visions, Trust-S/T or Crystal Castles- S/T. I have a lot of fond memories attached to those three albums of happier times with good friends :/ I don't listen to them as much.



    So leave it what it is
    Just give it time
    Try your best to smile
    Give her lengths of love
    But the body is gone
    Body is gone
    Fondle candy wall
    Evening is slime
    What a waste of time
    And although you still get by
    Searching for the things
    That make you come alive
    It goes down to this
    It's a why you're here
    Oh why you walk
    Fondle candy wall
    Open hands
    Well, that's the style
    Bones crack many years
    These gamut boys
    Millionaires
    Take me out on a ride
    I like you well enough
    To give you mother's arc
    The streaks survives, in the night
    I hope it comes after life
     
  11. ghosTea

    ghosTea Counterculture Nerd SF Multi Media SF Supporter

    I should say I don't listen to them as much anymore since I don't have people come over as much and it was always a certain atmosphere at the home that those albums created such a good atmosphere. They were all relaxing albums. As poppy as Grimes is I think her music is really nice to relax too especially oblivion.
     
  12. ghosTea

    ghosTea Counterculture Nerd SF Multi Media SF Supporter

    Do you have a song that just always brings you down, makes you think of all your past mistakes? Well that is this song for me. I find myself gently singing it to myself sometimes when I am on a walk, with a head full of regrets of things I have done in the past. That has always been my weakness. My memory of all the painful life moments. But this is also a very beautiful song I always find myself wrapped up in it when it comes on. I have to stop and reflect. It has a strong effect on me.



    Someday... Someday...

    Made myself a promise
    When I was 5 years old
    I'd dig my way to Australia
    Cos England was too cold
    But maybe 15 inches down
    I cut right through a worm -
    Simply was beside myself...

    But I learned.

    Made my girl a promise
    She just turned 19
    I'd take her to America
    I would satisfy her dreams
    For months we'd plan a future
    But one day I just felt tired.
    Never left my number...

    I couldn't even cry.

    Someday...Someday...

    (I'll make it up to you)

    Made a lot of promises
    In just as many years
    I'd be everything for everyone,
    There was nothing insincere.
    However much I try
    Seems it always ends in tears...

    Someday - I'll make it up to you.

    Someday - make it up to you.
     
  13. ghosTea

    ghosTea Counterculture Nerd SF Multi Media SF Supporter

    Don't think about how we are ruining the planet.. Don't think about how we are ruining the planet.. Don't think about how we are ruining the planet... Dammit I started thinking about how we are ruining the planet.

    This song is a pretty harsh critique on treatment of women and the planet. Which I kind of see as "Mother Earth" in the concept of the song, so you can say it is a critique of everything associated with nurturing nature of women and the destruction of that.

    The song sounds so upbeat in a stark comparison of the lyrics. This is one of those few faster paced songs with no chorus I love to sing along to. But I also always forget the odd line here and there haha so I do that odd drop in and drop back into the lyrics.



    You said I am despicable, you said I am a whore,
    I am young enough to have it all but I don't want any more.
    Dress me up in plastic and my skin is getting sore
    I am wanking in the corner waiting for the nuclear war.
    Hoarding all the garbage and it's filling up my car,
    my suffering is meaningless, I'm stinking like the tar,
    that smothers all the grass and lets me drive you to the bar
    and if you want to handle me just tell me who you are.

    My tits are made of silicone just like the earth and sea.
    I am swallowing more estrogen so you won't impregnate me.
    Swarming swarming little bratsies, hollering and mean,
    eat your oily cereal and keep your nostrils clean.
    The chemicals are coming for you keeping you alive,
    the bees are up and vomiting outside the old beehive.
    Swarming swarming little beasties, sniveling and weak,
    the strong are taking everything and stamping on the meek.

    Baby if you love me you should stab me in the lung
    and let me strangle you before your breath blocks out the sun.
    You're going to die anyway so let me kill you now.
    I'll send you back to heaven cause you're already in hell.
    You're going to die anyway so let me kill you nice.
    Everything is paid for and I'm puking up the price.
    My vomit is a rainbow-colored smorgasbord of snurt,
    in every colored chemical that made my belly hurt.

    The microcosmic spiraled eggs inside my uterus are sparkling and bursting with the greenest yellow pus.
    The milk that feeds my baby from my breast is flowing black.
    It looks like oil and smells like death and I can't hold it back.
    I fell asleep and dreamland panthers tore me limb from limb.
    My lover was a big black cat.
    I couldn't handle him.
    I wanted to get water from a soft and slimy stream,
    but all the critters by the river died inside my dreams.

    Floating on their backs they turned their bellies to the sky.
    I sprinkled black oil from my breast on each and every eye.
    I took a mouthful of the cheapest Dominican rum
    and blew a ball of fire from the flame inside my tongue.
    All the bodies in the brine were quickly set alight.
    They floundered there and let their furry flames fire up the night.
    Patiently the panthers pieced me back together again.
    I woke up and I welcomed back the ugly world of men.
     
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  14. Snake on the Moon

    Snake on the Moon Well-Known Member

    Shall I join you?
    My song of the day is Scared or Selfish, by Kye Kye.

    Gone, with my pride
    Scared I'll never know who you are
    But I'll try to realize what you've said and I'll try to erase my fear
    Scared or selfish who are you?
    Blame myself for what I use
    I want to have you
    I want to have you
    Whole
    Slip as I think, become everything that I speak
    So I'll try to recreate what you see and I'll try to embrace this whole
     
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  15. ghosTea

    ghosTea Counterculture Nerd SF Multi Media SF Supporter

    I would love for lots of people to join :)
     
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  16. ghosTea

    ghosTea Counterculture Nerd SF Multi Media SF Supporter

    I like that song a lot by the way. I will have to add it to my collection.
     
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  17. Snake on the Moon

    Snake on the Moon Well-Known Member

    Seven Sisters by Celldweller. One of my favorite work out songs, because it has a beat but is also very soothing.

    “Look up at the stars son” my father was saying
    “Now go wish upon one then spend your life waiting”

    The Northern Lights could hear me whispering
    Hunter Orion are you listening?
    Nine rings of Saturn circle endlessly
    And I’m still waiting

    I cast my hope upon The Pleiades
    The Seven Sisters who would come for me
    They’d fall to earth to grant a child’s dream
    But I’m still waiting

    Alone in this darkness there’s a dream still worth saving
    I cling to a promise, and I am still waiting
     
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  18. ghosTea

    ghosTea Counterculture Nerd SF Multi Media SF Supporter

    A sad song. I generally don't like "Neo-Folk" but Rome is a exception.




    All passion spent
    We stay deaf to everything
    All lost a shame
    All words of peace have died away
    Both on our lips
    And in our hearths
    All passion spent

    Now
    To go on and fail me
    Come on and break me for good
    'cause sometimes
    We feel alive
    Oh, why don't you fail me
    Go on and break me once more
    Let's combine
    In a dance of war

    Either left to rot in difference
    Or left to drown in despair
    You shall turn around
    And you should die from this life and be reborn to mine

    Now
    To go on and fail me
    Come on and break me for good
    'cause sometimes
    We feel alive

    Oh, why don't you fail me
    Go on and break me once more
    Lets come bind
    In a dance of war

    Go on and fail me
    Come on and break me once more
    'cause sometimes
    We come alive

    To be more than un-involved
    And all so cold and cruel
    And most of all so ugly
    And imprecise

    Oh, I felt like I was going to dive
    Into a cruel sea of lust when
    She said: "Saviors, they come and go."

    Oh, I felt like I was going to dive
    Into a cruel sea of lust when
    She said: "Saviors, they come and go."

    Oh, why don't you fail me
    Come on and break me for good
    'cause sometimes
    We feel alive
    Oh, why don't you fail me
    Go on and break me once more
    Let's combine
    In a dance of war
     
  19. WatchingPlanesFlyBy

    WatchingPlanesFlyBy Captain of the Catwalk

    Funny, this song is an enigma to me. One day it soothes my nerves and other days it puts me on edge.



    Are you sure what side you're on?
    Better not look him too closely in the eye,
    Are you sure what side of the glass you are on?
    See the safety of the life you have built,
    Everything where it belongs
    Feel the hollowness inside of your heart,
    And it's all right where it belongs

    What if everything around you,
    Isn't quite as it seems?
    What if all the world you think you know,
    Is an elaborate dream?
    And if you look at your reflection,
    Is it all you want it to be?
    What if you could look right through the cracks,
    Would you find yourself find yourself afraid to see?

    What if all the world's inside of your head?
    Just creations of your own
    Your devils and your gods all the living and the dead
    And you really oughta know
    You can live in this illusion
    You can choose to believe
    You keep looking but you can't find the ones,
    Are you hiding in the trees?

    What if everything around you,
    Isn't quite as it seems?
    What if all the world you used to know,
    Is an elaborate dream?
    And if you look at your reflection,
    Is it all you want it to be?
    What if you could look right through the cracks,
    Would you find yourself, find yourself afraid to see?
     
  20. Unknown_111

    Unknown_111 Forum Buddy Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Totally agree with YOU. The songs that's constantly playing in my head is "Boys Don't Cry" by The Cure. It expresses how I feel everyday and will forever keep playing in my head for the rest of the future.