How about sharing some of our favourite songs with each other?

Discussion in 'Positive Feelings and Motivational Messages' started by Aquarius123, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    Everybody has some favourite songs. How about sharing a few of them with each other here? To get the ball rolling, here is my first offering:

    Life Gets Teejus, Doon’t It?
    The Sun comes up and the Sun goes down
    And the hands on the clock go round and round
    I just wake up and it’s time to lay down,
    Life gets teejus, doon’t it.

    My shoe’s untied, but, shucks, I don’t care
    Cuz I recon I ain’t a-goin’ nowhere,
    I’d brush my teeth and comb my hair
    Just too much wasted effort.

    The water in the well getS lower and lower,
    Ain’t had a bath in a month or more;
    I’ve heard it said and I’m sure it’s true
    That too much bathing will weaken you.

    Danged ol’ mule, he must be sick.
    I jabbed him in the rump with a pin on a stick
    He hunched his back, but he wouldn’t kick
    Something cock-eyed somewhere.

    Hound dog’s howling so forlorn,
    Laziest dawg that ever was born
    He’s howlin’ ‘cause he’s settin’ on a thorn
    Just too tired to move over.

    Well, the cow’s gone dry and the hens won’t lay
    And my well dried up last Saturday
    My troubles keep pilin’ up day by day
    And now I’m gettin’ dandruff.

    Roof’s a-leakin’ and the chimney leans,
    An’ there’s a hole in the seat of my old blue jeans
    Now I’ve et the last of the pork an’ beans,
    Just can’t depend on nothin’

    Mouse is gnawin’ at the pantry door
    He’s been at it now for a month or more
    When he gets through he’ll sure be sore
    Cause there ain’t a dang thing in there.

    Well, it’s debts and taxes and pains and woes
    Aches and miseries and that’s how it goes
    And now I’m getting a cold in my nose,
    Life gets tasteless, don’t it.

    Copyright Carson Robison

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOf_Yfffo2Q

    :yay:

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  2. NYJmpMaster

    NYJmpMaster Have a question? Message Me Staff Member Forum Owner ADMIN

    The video made me smile, I will find something to add of my own later.
     
  3. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    My Daddy Is A Left-Wing Intellectual

    Glad you enjoyed my offering. How about this one?

    My Daddy Is A Left-Wing Intellectual
    O, My Daddy is a left-wing intellectual,
    You can see it from the funny clothes he wears,
    In his greasy leather jacket or his suit of corduroy
    Or that woollen shirt that's full of stains and tears.

    O, My Daddy is a left-wing intellectual.
    He used to be a Stalinist they say.
    For a while he was a Trotskyist,
    Until he saw what he had risked.
    Now he's just a pragmatist.

    O, My Daddy is a left-wing intellectual,
    But he thought the Beatles were a gas.
    Mind, he didn't like their music
    Or their haircuts and the rest.
    He liked them 'cause they were from the working class.

    O, My Daddy is a left-wing intellectual.
    Supports the co-op movement do-or-die.
    We must nationalise he cries,
    Down with private enterprise.
    But his divvy comes from shares in ICI.

    O, My Daddy is a left-wing intellectual.
    Believes in full equality for men,
    But you should have heard the fuss
    when I failed the 11-plus.
    He packed me off to Eton there and then.

    Alex Glasgow

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqfz4-sMgak

    :smile:
     
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  4. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    Little Boxes

    Little Boxes
    Little boxes on the hillside,
    Little boxes made of ticky tacky,
    Little boxes on the hillside,
    Little boxes all the same.

    There’s a green one and a pink one
    And a blue one and a yellow one,
    And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
    And they all look just the same.

    And the people in the houses
    All went to the university,
    Where they were put in boxes
    And they came out all the same.

    And there’s doctors and lawyers,
    And business executives,
    And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
    And they all look just the same.

    And they all play on the golf course
    And drink their martinis dry,
    And they all have pretty children
    And the children go to school.

    And the children go to summer camp
    And then to the university,
    Where they are put in boxes
    And they come out all the same.

    And the boys go into business
    And marry and raise a family
    In boxes made of ticky tacky
    And they all look just the same.

    There’s a green one and a pink one
    And a blue one and a yellow one,
    And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
    And they all look just the same.

    Malvina Reynolds

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONEYGU_7EqU

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  5. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

  6. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    The Revolutionary Song

    The Revolutionary Song​

    I could have done it yesterday if I hadn’t had a cold,
    But since I’ve put this pint away I’ve never felt so bold.
    So, as soon as this pub closes, as soon as this pub closes,
    As soon as this pub closes, the revolution starts.

    I’ll shoot the aristocracy and confiscate their brass,
    Create a fine democracy that’s truly working class.
    As soon as this pub closes, as soon as this pub closes,
    As soon as this pub closes, I’ll raise the banner high.

    I’ll fight the nasty racialists and scrap the colour bar,
    And all fascist dictatorships and every commissar.
    As soon as this pub closes, as soon as this pub closes,
    As soon as this pub closes, I’ll man the barricades.

    So raise your glasses, everyone, for everything is planned,
    And each and every mother’s son will see the Promised Land.
    As soon as this pub closes, as soon as this pub closes,
    As soon as this pub closes . . . I think I’m going to be sick.

    Alex Glasgow

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B96qKs4-EI8&feature=related

    :sparkle:

     
  7. Ginger Cuesta

    Ginger Cuesta Active Member

    Re: The Revolutionary Song

    The Box
    by Katy Perry

    I was living in a small mind with no lifeline
    And no messages can reach me from the outside
    When I looked out over the horizon
    Didn't notice the sun was setting or just rising

    Then it hit me, maybe bit me
    Then I knew, quite a few would not go with me
    I didn't know exactly where I would be going
    But I had to let this river in me flowing

    What a ride
    When you open your eyes
    For the very first time
    A real surprise

    I started living outside of the box
    Crossing over lines where I always used to stop
    Living outside of the box
    'Cause I'm not gonna be anybody that I'm not

    I always knew this day would come
    When I got off my back, found some motivation
    I've been living on the other side
    Come hell or high water every moment I'm alive

    I was living on a fault line, the fault was all mine
    And this unstable ground found me down half the time
    But I had enough, I had to get up
    I had to shrug it all off 'cause it's the same old stuff

    Then it hit me, you won't permit me
    To be an individual just doesn't fit me
    But I decided that it's going to be living
    Yeah, I decided I'm escaping from your prison

    What a high
    When you open your mind
    For the very first time
    A real surprise

    I started living outside of the box
    Crossing over lines where I always used to stop
    Living outside of the box
    'Cause I'm not gonna be anybody that I'm not

    I always knew this day would come
    When I got off my back, found some motivation
    I've been living on the other side
    Come hell or high water every moment I'm alive

    So long conformity
    And ambiguality is a new priority
    All it takes, for heaven sakes
    Is to figure out the face and learn to separate

    I started living outside for the box
    Taking my time when I always used to rush
    Living outside of the box
    'Cause I'm not gonna be anybody that I'm not

    I always knew this day would come
    When I broke down the walls for my liberation
    I've been living on the other side
    Come hell or high water every moment I'm alive

    Oh, living outside of the box
    Oh, living outside of the box
    Oh, living outside

    Ha ha ha
    I always knew this day would come
    When I got off my back, found some motivation
    Oh, living outside of the box, of the box, of your life
    Of everything that seems that nice

    Source: http://www.metrolyrics.com/the-box-lyrics-katy-perry.html

    Whenever I listen to this song, I feel invigorated. . . like I can control my own life and will. :plane:
     
  8. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    Re: The Revolutionary Song

    That is so beautiful! Such a joyous celebration of life. Thank you for sharing it with us here.

    With love - Aquarius
     
  9. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    Don't Give Up!

    Don’t Give Up!
    In this proud land we grew up strong
    We were wanted all along
    I was taught to fight, taught to win
    I never thought I could fail

    No fight left or so it seems
    I’m a man whose dreams have all deserted
    I’ve changed my face, I’ve changed my name
    But no-one wants you when you lose

    Don’t give up
    ‘Cos you have friends
    Don’t give up
    You’re not beaten yet
    Don’t give up
    I know you can make it good

    Though I saw it all around
    Never thought that I could be affected
    Thought that we’d be last to go
    It is so strange the way things turn

    Drove the night toward my home
    The place that I was born, on the lakeside
    As daylight broke, I saw the earth
    The trees had burned down to the ground

    Don’t give up
    You still have us
    Don’t give up
    We don’t need much of anything
    Don’t give up
    ‘Cos somewhere there’s a place
    Where we belong
    Rest your head
    You worry too much
    It’s going to be alright
    When times get rough
    You can fall back on us
    Don’t give up
    Please don’t give up

    Got to walk out of here
    I can’t take any more
    Going to stand on that bridge
    Keep my eyes down below
    Whatever may come
    And whatever may go
    That river’s flowing
    That river’s flowing

    Moved on to another town
    Tried hard to settle down
    For every job, so many men
    So many men no-one needs
    Don’t give up
    ‘Cos you have friends
    Don’t give up
    You’re not the only one
    Don’t give up
    No reason to be ashamed
    Don’t give up
    You still have us
    Don’t give up now
    We’re proud of who you are
    Don’t give up
    You know its never been easy
    Don’t give up
    ‘Cos I believe there’s a place
    There’s a place where we belong

    Sung by Kate Bush & Peter Gabriel

    White, Joy Lynn / Melamed, Vincent Edward

    :IrishDoll:
     
  10. paulhewson

    paulhewson Well-Known Member

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  11. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

  12. FrainBart

    FrainBart Staff Alumni

    Re: Don't Give Up!

    Another Day - Musical - Rent.

    The Heart May Freeze Or It Can burn
    The Pain Will Ease If I Can Learn
    There Is no future
    There Is no past
    I Live this Moment As My Last
    There's Only Us
    There's Only This
    Forget regret. Or Life Is Yours To Miss
    No Other Road
    No Other Way
    No Day But Today
    There's Only Yes
    Only Tonight
    We Must Let Go
    To Know What is Alright
    No Other Course
    No Other Way
    No Day But Today
    I Cant control
    My destiny
    I Trust My Soul
    My only goal
    is just to be
    There' only Now
    There's Only Here
    Give in To Love
    Or Life in Fear
    No Other Path
    No Other Way
    No Day But Today
     
  13. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    Songbird

    Thank you, Paul, Sadeyes and PersunUnknown for sharing one of your favourite songs with us. Here is another one of mine:

    Songbird
    For you there'll be no crying
    For you the sun will be shining
    'Cause I feel that when I'm with you
    It's all right I know it's right

    And the songbirds keep singing
    Like they know the score
    And I love you I love you I love you
    Like never before

    To you I would give the world
    To you I'd never be cold
    'Cause I feel that when I'm with you
    It's all right I know it's right

    And the songbirds keep singing
    Like they know the score
    And I love you I love you I love you
    Like never before

    Christine McVie

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFFo1pu4q7Q

     
  14. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    If You Go Away

    If you go away
    On this summer day
    Then you might as well
    Take the sun away
    All the birds that flew
    In the summer sky
    When our love was new
    And our hearts were high
    When the day was young
    And the nights were long
    When the moon stood still
    For the night bird's song

    If you go away
    If you go away
    If you go away...

    But if you stay
    I'll make you a day
    Like no day has been
    Or will be again
    We'll sail on the sun
    We'll ride on the rain
    We’ll talk to the trees
    And worship the wind

    But if you go
    I'll understand
    Leave me just enough love
    To hold in my hand

    If you go away
    If you go away
    If you go away...

    Ne me quitte pas
    Il faut oublier
    Tout peut s'oublier
    Qui s'enfuit déjà
    Oublier le temps
    Des malentendus
    Et le temps perdu
    A savoir comment
    Oublier ces heures
    Qui tuaient parfois
    A coups de pourquoi
    Le coeur du bonheur
    Ne me quitte pas
    Ne me quitte pas
    Ne me quitte pas

    But if you stay
    I'll make you a night
    Like no night has been
    Or will be again
    I'll sail on your smile
    I'll ride on your touch
    I'll talk to your eyes
    That I love so much

    But if you go
    I'll understand
    Leave me just enough love
    To hold in my hand

    If you go away
    If you go away
    If you go away...

    If you go away
    As I know you must
    There is nothing left
    In this world to trust
    Just an empty room
    Full of empty space
    Like the empty look
    I see on your face
    Though I would have been the shadow
    Of your shadow
    If you might have kept me
    By your side

    If you go away
    If you go away
    If you go away...

    If you go away
    If you go away...

    An adaptation of the 1959 Jacques Brel song ‘Ne me quitte pas’
    English lyrics by Rod McKuen

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XMNVZ2QoEg
     
  15. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    I Believe

    I Believe
    I believe for every drop of rain that falls,
    A flower grows,
    I believe that somewhere in the darkest night,
    A candle glows.
    I believe for everyone who goes astray,
    Someone will come to show the way.
    I believe,
    I believe.

    I believe above the storm the smallest prayer,
    Will still be heard.
    I believe that someone in the great somewhere,
    Hears every word.
    Every time I hear a new born baby cry,
    Or touch a leaf or see the sky.
    Then I know why,
    I believe.

    Every time I hear a new born baby cry,
    Or touch a leaf or see the sky.
    Then I know why,
    I believe.

    Erwin Drake

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODtExxkW0ws

     
  16. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    Blue Bayou


    Blue Bayou
    I feel so bad I got a worried mind
    I’m so lonesome all the time
    Since I left my baby behind
    On Blue Bayou

    Saving nickels saving dimes
    Working till the sun don’t shine
    Looking forward to happier times
    On Blue Bayou

    I’m going back someday
    Come what may
    To Blue Bayou
    Where the folks are fine
    And the world is mine
    On Blue Bayou
    Where those fishing boats
    With their sails afloat
    If I could only see
    That familiar sunrise
    Through sleepy eyes
    How happy I’d be

    Gonne see my baby again
    Gonne be with some of my friends
    Maybe I’ll feel better again
    On Blue Bayou

    Saving nickels saving dimes
    Working till the sun don’t shine
    Looking forward to happier times
    On Blue Bayou

    I’m going back someday
    Come what may
    To Blue Bayou
    Where the folks are fine
    And the world is mine
    On Blue Bayou
    Where those fishing boats
    With their sails afloat
    If I could only see
    That familiar sunrise
    Through sleepy eyes
    How happy I’d be

    Oh that boy of mine
    By my side
    The silver moon
    And the evening tide
    Oh some sweet day
    Gonne take away
    This hurting inside
    Well I’ll never be blue
    My dreams come true
    On Blue Bayou

    Joe Melson and Roy Orbison

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58id5JIzFao

     
  17. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    Moonlight in Vermont

    Moonlight in Vermont
    Pennies in a stream,
    Falling leaves of sycamore,
    Moonlight in Vermont.

    Icy fingers wave,
    Ski trails on a mountainside,
    Snowlight in Vermont.

    Telegraph cables,
    They swing down the highway
    And travel each bend in the road.
    People who meet in this romantic setting
    Are so hypnotized by the lovely

    Evening summer breeze,
    Warbling of a meadowlark,
    Moonlight in Vermont.

    Telegraph cables,
    They swing down the highway,
    And they travel each bend in the road.
    People who meet in this romantic setting
    Are so hypnotized by the lovely

    Ev’ning summer breeze,
    Warbling of a meadowlark,
    Moonlight in Vermont.
    You and I,
    And Moonlight in Vermont.

    John Blackburn & Karl Suessdorf

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOjPdkSfsKQ
     
  18. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    Sweet Surrender

    Sweet Surrender
    Lost and alone on some forgotten highway,
    Travelled by many remembered by few;
    Looking for something that I can believe in,
    Looking for something that I’d like to do with my life.

    There’s nothing behind me and nothing that ties me
    To something that might have been true yesterday.
    Tomorrow is open and right now it seems to be more
    Than enough to just be there today

    And I don’t know what the future is holding in store;
    I don’t know where I’m going, I’m not sure where I’ve been.
    There’s a spirit that guides me, a light that shines for me;
    My life is worth the living, I don’t need to see the end

    Sweet, sweet surrender;
    Live, live without care;
    Like a fish in the water;
    Like a bird in the air.

    John Denver
     
  19. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    Full Of Wonder

    Full Of Wonder
    I can beat the night, I’m not afraid of thunder
    I am full of light, I am full of wonder

    Woah, oh I came falling under
    Woah, oh I am full of wonder

    Though our feet might ache, the world’s upon our shoulders
    No way we goin’ break, ‘cos we are full of wonder

    Woah, oh we came falling under
    Woah, oh we are full of wonder

    This light is contagious, go, go tell your neighbours
    Just reach out and pass it on
    This light is contagious, go, go tell your neighbours
    Just reach out and pass it on ooh yeah
    This light is contagious, go, go tell your neighbours
    Just reach out and pass it on ooh yeah
    This light is contagious, go, go tell your neighbours
    Just reach out and pass it on yeah

    Woah, oh we came falling under
    Woah, oh we are full of wonder

    When everything feels wrong, and darkness falls upon you
    Just try sing along, this is a message from Cabana
    If your heart turns blue, I want you to remember
    This song is for you, and you are full of wonder

    Woah, oh we came falling under
    Woah, oh we are full of wonder

    Emeli Sandé
     
  20. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    Farewell Angelina


    Farewell, Angelina, the bells of the crown
    Are being stolen by bandits,
    I must follow the sound.
    The triangle tingles and the trumpets play slow.
    Farewell, Angelina, the sky is on fire and I must go.

    There’s no need for anger, there’s no need for blame.
    There’s nothing to prove, everything’s still the same.
    Just a table standing empty by the edge of the sea,
    Means farewell, Angelina, the sky is trembling and I must leave.

    The jacks and queens have forsaken the courtyard.
    Fifty-two gypsies now file past the guards.
    In the space where the deuce and the ace once ran wild,
    Farewell, Angelina, the sky is changing colour,
    I’ll see you in a while.

    See the cross-eyed pirates sitting perched in the Sun,
    . Shooting tin cans with a sawed-off shotgun.
    And the neighbours they clap and they cheer with each blast.
    But farewell, Angelina, the sky’s changing colour
    And I must leave fast.
    King Kong, little elves on the rooftops they dance,
    Valentino-type tangos while the make-up man’s hands
    Shut the eyes of the dead not to embarrass anyone.
    But farewell, Angelina, the sky is embarrassed and I must be gone.

    The machine guns are roaring, the puppets heave rocks.
    The fiends nail time bombs to the hands of the clocks.
    Call me any name you like, I will never deny it.
    But farewell, Angelina, the sky is erupting,
    I must go where it’s quiet.

    Bob Dylan

    Sung here by Joan Baez

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiyXfYcqDZM