post your fave song lyrics or song

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  1. forlorn

    forlorn Staff Alumni

    Hi, my favourite at the minute is nothing man by pearl jam. It relates to my current situation. Its about losing the love of your life.
    once divided...nothing left to subtract...
    some words when spoken...can't be taken back...
    walks on his own...with thoughts he can't help thinking...
    future's above...but in the past he's slow and sinking...
    caught a bolt 'a lightnin'...cursed the day he let it go...
    nothingman...
    nothingman...
    isn't it something?
    nothingman...
    she once believed...in every story he had to tell...
    one day she stiffened...took the other side...
    empty stares...from each corner of a shared prison cell...
    one just escapes...one's left inside the well...
    and he who forgets...will be destined to remember...
    nothingman...
    nothingman...
    isn't it something?
    nothingman...
    oh, she don't want him...
    oh, she won't feed him...after he's flown away...
    oh, into the sun...ah, into the sun...
    burn...burn...
    nothingman...
    nothingman...
    isn't it something?
    nothingman...
    nothingman...
    coulda' been something...
    nothingman...
    oh...ohh...ohh...
     
  2. lost81

    lost81 Staff Alumni

    Porcelina of The Vast Oceans - The Smashing Pumpkins

    As far as you take me, that's where I believe
    The realm of soft delusions, floating on the leaves
    On a distant shoreline, she waves her arms to me
    As all the thought police, are closing in for sleep
    The dilly dally, of my bright lit stay
    The steam of my misfortunes
    Has given me the power to be afraid
    And in my mind I'm everyone
    And in my mind
    Without a care in this whole world
    Without a care in this life
    It's what you take that makes it right
    Porcelina of the oceans blue
    In the slipstream, of thoughtless thoughts
    The light of all that's good, the light of all that's true
    To the fringes gladly, I walk unadorned
    With gods and their creations
    With filth and disease
    Porcelina, she waits for me there
    With seashell hissing lullabyes
    And whispers fathomed deep inside my own
    Hidden thoughts and alibis
    My secret thoughts come alive
    Without a care in this whole world
    Without a care in this life
    It's what you take that makes it right
    And in my mind I'm everyone
    In my mind I'm everyone of you
    You make it right
    It's all alright
    You make it right
    Porcelina of the oceans blue

    If I ever want goosebumps, this is the song to listen to. :)
     
  3. IV2010

    IV2010 Well-Known Member

    "Missing"

    Please, please forgive me,
    But I won't be home again.
    Maybe someday you'll look up,
    And, barely conscious, you'll say to no one:
    "Isn't something missing?"

    You won't cry for my absence, I know -
    You forgot me long ago.
    Am I that unimportant...?
    Am I so insignificant...?
    Isn't something missing?
    Isn't someone missing me?

    Even though I'm the sacrifice,
    You won't try for me, not now.
    Though I'd die to know you love me,
    I'm all alone.
    Isn't someone missing me?

    Please, please forgive me,
    But I won't be home again.
    I know what you do to yourself,
    I breathe deep and cry out,
    "Isn't something missing?
    Isn't someone missing me?"

    And if I bleed, I'll bleed,
    Knowing you don't care.
    And if I sleep just to dream of you
    I'll wake without you there,
    Isn't something missing?
    Isn't something...
     
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  4. ASolitaryBlue

    ASolitaryBlue Well-Known Member

    me too, IV. me too :hug:
     
  5. IV2010

    IV2010 Well-Known Member

    :i'm sorry: cuttle..:hug:
     
  6. LDA

    LDA Well-Known Member

    Great thread. I have so many at the moment but I'll only post a few.

    No It Isn't by Plus 44, which is about their previous band Blink-182 breaking up and Tom leaving.

    Please understand
    This isn't just goodbye
    This is I can't stand you
    This is where the road crashed into the ocean
    It rises all around me
    And now we're barely breathing
    A thousand faces we'll choose to ignore

    Curse my enemies forever
    Let's slit our wrists and burn down something beautiful
    This desperation leaves me overjoyed
    With fading lights that lead us past the lives that we destroy

    I listen to you cry
    A cry for less attention
    But both my hands are tied
    And I'm pushed into the deep end
    I listen to you talk but talk is cheap
    And my mouth is filled with blood
    From trying not to speak
    So search for an excuse
    And someone to believe you
    In foreign dressing rooms
    I'm empty with the need to

    Curse my enemies forever
    Let's slit our wrists and burn down something beautiful
    This desperation leaves me overjoyed
    With fading lights that lead us past the lives that we destroy

    Curse my enemies forever
    Let's slit our wrists and burn down something beautiful
    This desperation is leaving me overjoyed
    With fading lights that lead us past the lives that we destroy

    Please understand

    Lay rotting where I fall
    I'm dead from bad intentions
    Suffocated and embalmed
    And now all our dreams are cashed in
    You swore you wouldn't lose then lost your brain
    You make a sound that feels like pain

    So please understand
    This isn't just goodbye
    This is I can't stand you

    Light Up The Sky by Yellowcard which is about loving someone so much that you'd die and explode in the sky for them just so they could enjoy a fireworks display.

    You're making choice to live like this,
    And all of the noise,
    I am silence.
    We already know how it ends tonight,
    You run in the dark through a firefight.
    And I would explode just to save your life,
    Yeah I would explode.

    Let me light up the sky,
    Light it up for you.
    Let me tell you why,
    I would die for you.
    Let me light up the sky.

    I can't find a wall to pin this to,
    They're all coming down since I've found you.
    I just wanna be where you are tonight.
    I run in the dark looking for some light,
    And how will we know if we just don't try,
    We won't ever know.

    Let me light up the sky,
    Light it up for you.
    Let me tell you why,
    I would die for you.

    Let me light up the sky,
    Light it up for you.
    Let me make this mine,
    I'll ignite for you.

    Let me light up the sky,
    Just for you tonight.
    Let me help you fly,
    Cause you won't have time.
    To cover your eyes,
    Get your disguise,
    They won't ask you why,
    They just watch you die.

    And it's still so hard to be who you are,
    So you play this part,
    And the show goes on.
    But you've come this far with a broken heart,
    Yeah you've come this far,
    And you're broken.

    Let me light up the sky,
    Light it up for you.
    Let me tell you why,
    I would die for you.
    Let me light up the sky,
    (Let me light up the sky)
    Light it up for you.
    (Light it up fot you)
    Let me make this mine,
    (Let me make this mine)
    I'll ignite for you,
    (I'll ignite for you)

    Let me light up the sky,
    Light it up for you.
    Let me tell you why,
    I would die for you.

    And it's still so hard to be who you are,
    But you've come this far with a broken heart.
    And it's still so hard to be who you are,
    But you've come this far and you're broken...

    Let me light up the sky,
    Let me light up the sky.

    Boston by Augustana which is about going somewhere where no one knows you and starting over with a new life.

    In the light of the sun
    Is there anyone? Oh, it has begun
    Oh dear, you look so lost
    Your eyes are red, the tears are shed
    This world you must have crossed, you said

    You don't know me
    And you don't even care, oh yeah
    And you said, you don't know me
    And you don't wear my chains, oh yeah

    Essential yet appealed
    You carry all your thoughts across an open field
    Where flowers gaze at you
    They're not the only ones who cry when they see you

    You said you don't know me
    And you don't even care, oh yeah
    Well you said you don't know me
    And you don't wear my chains, oh yeah

    She said I think I'll go to Boston
    I think I'll start a new life
    I think I'll start it over
    Where no one knows my name

    I'll get out of California
    I'm tired of the weather
    I think I'll get a lover
    And fly 'em out to Spain

    Oh yeah and I think I'll go to Boston
    I think that I was tired
    I think I need a new town
    To leave this all behind

    I think I need a sunrise
    I'm tired of Sunset
    I hear it's nice in the summer
    Some snow would be nice, oh yeah

    You don't know me
    And you don't even care, oh yeah

    Boston, where no one knows my name
    Where no one knows my name
    Where no one knows my name, yeah

    Boston, where no one knows my name
     
  7. Tobes

    Tobes Well-Known Member

    Fade To Black by Metallica describes the feelings of a suicidal person perfectly:

    Life it seems will fade away
    Drifting further everyday
    Getting lost within myself
    Nothing matters no one else
    I have lost the will to live
    Simply nothing more to give
    There is nothing more for me
    Need the end to set me free

    Things not what they used to be
    Missing one inside of me
    Deathly lost this can't be real
    Can't stand this hell I feel
    Emptiness is filling me
    To the point of agony
    Growing darkness taking dawn
    I was me, but now he's gone

    No one but me can save myself, but it's too late
    Now I can't think, think why I should even try

    Yesterday seems as though it never existed
    Death greets me warm, now I will just say goodbye
     
  8. DreamReaver

    DreamReaver Well-Known Member

    Bathory Aria - Cradle of Filth

    a song about Countess Elizabeth Báthory

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Báthory

    [I. Benighted Like Usher]

    Snuffed tapers sighed
    As Death left impressing
    His crest of cold tears on the Countess

    Benighted like ill-fated Usher
    The House of Bathory shrouded
    'Neath grief's dark facade

    If only I could have wept
    In mourning by Her side
    I would have clasped Her so tight
    Like storm-beached Aphrodite
    Drowned on Kytherean tides

    And Kissed Her
    For from Her alone
    My lips would have known
    Enigmas of shadowy vistas

    Where pleasures took flesh
    And pain, remorseless
    Came freezing the breath
    Of raucous life hushed unto whispers

    Benighted.

    Inhaling the pale waning moonlight that crept
    Through the crypt of Her Lord who so lucidly slept

    Benighted.

    Exhaling the wail of black widowhood's toll
    Waxing eternal night entered Her soul

    [II. A Murder of Ravens in Fugue]

    Now haranguing grey skies
    With revenge upon life
    Gnathic and Sapphic
    Needs begged gendercide

    Delusions of Grandier denounced the revolt
    Of descrying cursed glass, disenchanted in vaults
    Encircled by glyphs midst Her sin-sistered cult

    With hangman's abandon She plied spiritworlds
    To Archangels in bondage
    From light to night hurled
    Cast down to the earth where torment would unfurl.......

    But soon,
    Her tarot proved
    Hybrid rumours spread like tumours
    Would accrue
    And blight Her stars
    However scarred
    To better bitter truths
    Of cold bloodbaths

    As bodies rose
    In rigid droves
    To haunt Her from their
    Shallow burials imposed
    When wolves exhumed
    Their carthen wombs
    Where heavy frosts had laboured long
    To bare their wounds

    To the depths of Her soul they pursued
    Wielding their poison they flew
    Like a murder of ravens in fugue

    And knowing their raptures
    Would shatter Her dreams
    She clawed blackened books for damnation's reprieve
    Baneful cawed canons on amassed enemies

    So Hallow's Eve
    As She received
    Like Bellona to the ball
    Those enemies
    Fell-sisters heaved
    Her torturies
    Cross stained flagstones
    To Her carriage reined to flee

    But She knew She must brave the night through
    Though fear crept a deathshead o'er the moon
    Like a murder of ravens in Fugue

    For each masked, jewelled gaze held dread purpose
    Horror froze painted eyes to cold stares
    And even Her dance
    In the vast mirrors cast
    Looked the ill of Her future
    If fate feasted there....

    [III. Eyes That Witnessed Madness]

    In an age crucified by the nails of faith
    When rank scarecrows of christ blighted lands
    An aloof Countess born an obsidian wraith
    Dared the abyss knowing well She was damned
    Her life whispered grief like a funeral march
    Twisted and yearning, obsessed an entranced
    With those succumbing to cruelty
    Crushed 'neath the gait of Her dance
    A whirlwind of fire that swept through the briers
    Of sweet rose Her thickets of black thorn had grasped...

    She demanded the Heavens and forever to glean
    The elixir of Youth from the pure
    Whilst Her lesbian fantasies
    Reamed to extremes
    O'er decades unleashed
    Came for blood's silken cure

    But Her reign ended swiftly
    For Dark Gods dreamt too deep
    To heed Her pleas

    When Her gaolers were assailed
    With condemnations from a priest
    Who'd stammered rites
    In the dead of night
    For maidens staining winding sheets

    And She postured proud
    When Her crimes were trowelled
    And jezebelled to peasant lips
    Though She smelt the fires
    That licked limbs higher
    To the tortured ****s of accomplices

    So ends this twisted fable's worth
    And though spared the pyre's bite
    By dint of nobled bloodlined birth
    Her sins (crimes) garnered Her no respite

    Forever severed from the thrill of coming night
    Where slow Death alone could grant Her flight

    "The Spirits have all but fled judgement
    I rot, alone, insane,
    Where the forest whispers puce laments for me
    From amidst the pine and wreathed wolfsbane
    Beyond these walls, wherein condemned
    To the gloom of an austere tomb
    I pace with feral madness sent
    Through the pale beams of a guiltless moon
    Who, bereft of necrologies, thus
    Commands creation over the earth
    Whilst I resign my lips to death
    A slow cold kiss that chides rebirth
    Though one last wish is bequathed by fate
    My beauty shalt wilt, unseen
    Save for twin black eyes that shalt come to take
    My soul to peace or Hell for company"
    (To peace or hell for company)

    My soul to Hell for company

    youtube vid -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCcWBNS2pkw
     
  9. Theseus

    Theseus Well-Known Member

    Not my favourite song, not my favourite lyrics and not even my favourite band, but I suppose this would resonate with a lot of people on here, even if it is a bit mawkish:

    Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to Love

    When the truth is found to be lies
    And all the joy within you dies

    Don't you want somebody to love
    Don't you need somebody to love
    Wouldn't you love somebody to love
    You better find somebody to love

    When the garden's flowers, baby, are dead
    Yes, and your mind, your mind is so full of red

    Don't you want somebody to love
    Don't you need somebody to love
    Wouldn't you love somebody to love
    You better find somebody to love

    Your eyes, I say your eyes may look like his
    Yeah but in your head, baby
    I'm afraid you don't know where it is

    Don't you want somebody to love
    Don't you need somebody to love
    Wouldn't you love somebody to love
    You better find somebody to love

    Tears are running, they're all running down your breast
    And your friends, baby, they treat you like a guest

    Don't you want somebody to love
    Don't you need somebody to love
    Wouldn't you love somebody to love
    You better find somebody to love
     
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  10. Vagrant

    Vagrant Account Closed

    Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)
    (Ft. Killah Priest)

    Basic instructions before leavin' Earth
    Basic instructions before leavin' Earth
    Basic instructions before leavin' Earth

    Chorus:(X2)
    Life is a test, many quest the universe
    N' through my research, I felt the joy N' the hurt
    The first shall be last N' the last shall be first
    The basic instructions before leavin' Earth


    (Killah Priest)
    Knowledge this wisdom, this goes back when I was twelve
    I love doin' right but I was trapped in Hell
    Had mad ideas, sad eyes N' tears
    Years of fear, but yo my foes couldn't bear
    I searched for the truth since my youth
    N' went to church since birth, but it wasn't worth the loot
    That I was payin', plus the prayin'
    I didn't like stayin' cuz of bizzie-bodies
    N' dizzy-hotties
    That the preach-ass souped up with lies
    Had couped up, lookin' at loot, butt N' thighs
    During the service, he swallowed up the poor
    N' after they heard this, they wallowed on the floor
    But I ignored, N' explored my history that was untold
    N' watched mysteries unfold
    N' dropped the jewel like Solomon, but never followed men
    Cuz if you do your brain is more hollow then
    Space oblivia, or the abyss
    With no trace of trivia, left with the hiss
    Does it pay to be deaf, dumb, or blind
    From a slave he was kept from the mind
    N' from a caves he crept from behind
    N' what he gave was the sect of the swine
    When the bible, that condemned the pig
    I don't mean to pull your hems or flip your wigs
    But we used to wear a turban, but now were in the urban
    No more wearin' beanies or dress like the genie
    No hocus pocus cuz I focus on the facts
    N' put it on the track or brought it through the wax
    I speak on Jacob, it might take up some time
    N' too much knowledge, it might break up the ryhme
    I did it anyway, just to wake up the mind
    Of those who kiss stones or prays on the carpet
    Those who sit at home, or sell books by the market
    Need to chill N' get their mind revived
    For years, religion did nothing but divide

    chorus(X2)

    I strolled through the books of Job to unfold
    N' opened bibles, instead of hopin' on revivals
    Callin' on his name N' screaming Halleluja
    When he hardly knew ya, that's how the devils fooled ya
    See, look into my eyes brethren, that's the lies of a Reverend
    Why should you die to go to heaven
    The Earth is already in space
    The bible I embrace
    A difficult task I had to take
    I studied till my eyes was swollen
    N' only arose when I found out that we were the chosen
    I deal with the truth N' build with the youth
    N' teach my son as he kneels on the stoop
    Son, life is a pool of sin, corrupted with foolish men
    N' women with wicked minds who build picket signs
    To legalize abortion, the evil eye extortion
    I quiz some with my wisdom
    Before I converted I was perverted
    N' knowledge was asserted
    The study of wisdom, I perferred it
    The understandin', it gave me mental freedom
    I even learnt Caucasians were really the Tribe of Edam
    The white image of Christ is really Cesare Borgia
    N' uh, the second son of Pope Alexander
    The sixth of Rome N' once the picture was shown
    That's how the devils tricked my dome
    I prophesized to save a man but no one gave a damn
    For my nation, the seed of Abraham
    Blessed with the tongue of Hebrew
    Now we're strung on needles, N' some are plungin' evils
    So study N' be wise in these days of darkness
    Peace to my nephew Marcus
     
  11. Krem

    Krem Well-Known Member

    "As He Creates So He Destroys"- By 'Nile', of the album 'Ithyphallic'.

    At the seething and fiery center
    He sits upon his ebon throne
    Within his halls of darkness
    Which no man has seen and survived the vision

    Both blind and bereft of mind
    He pipes unceasingly on his reed flute
    And the notes that rise and fall in measured patterns
    Are the foundations of all the worlds
    Ever calculating in sound the structure of space and time

    Were his flute ever to suddenly fall silent
    All the spheres would shatter into one another
    And the myriads of worlds
    Would be unmade
    As they were before creation

    The flute of the blind idiot
    Both makes and unmakes the worlds in ceaseless
    Combinations
    Spinning on the woven carpet of time

    No creation without destruction
    No destruction without creation

    To unmake a thing is to make another
    Each time a thing is made
    Another is destroyed

    The idiot god on his black throne
    Does not choose
    What shall rise into being
    And what should pass away
    He cares only to maintain
    His mindless unholy music of
    Random creation and destruction

    No living creature can look upon his face
    And endure its terrible heat
    And black radiance
    That is like the reverberating unseen rays of molten iron
    Which strike and burn the skin
    Of those who would dare
    Gaze into the countenance of the idiot god

    Never does he receive supplicants
    In his black halls of uncouth angles and strange doors
    Nor does he ever hear prayers or answer them
    Endlessly he pipes
    And endlessly he devours his own substance
    For his hunger is insatiable
    As he consumes his own wastes after the custom of idiots

    As the god creates
    So he destroys
     
  12. Krem

    Krem Well-Known Member

    "What Can Be Safely Written"- Same band, same album.


    Great Cthulhu
    Ever the warrior God
    Of all the old ones
    He is the most terrible
    For it is his delight
    To slay and lay waste to everything that lies beneath his taloned feet
    And the very lust to conquer
    What was once free
    Drives him onward across the heavens and through the spheres

    It was he and his spawn
    That defeated the elder things
    Who had long possessed sovereignty of this world
    Before he descended on his gray and leathern wings
    Through the upper gate opened by yog sothoth

    On the walls of lost cities
    And in the carvings of madmen
    Who have glimpsed him in their dreams
    Is his image delineated
    Within a tomb protected by great seals
    He lies in death
    Under the weight of the dark waters of the deep
    Yet he dreams still
    And in his dreams continues to rule this world
    For his thoughts master the walls of lesser creatures

    When the stars in their endless turnings
    Assume the angles of the same rays they shed down
    In the primordial dawn of the world
    Then does R'lyeh rise upward so the house of Cthulhu
    Emerges from under his watery prison
    The mind of the god waxes strong
    And he sends forth his will to those men
    Who are open to his influence
    The command to release the seals that bind his tomb

    Always the stars
    Never remain in alignment long enough
    For the enslaved men to reach distant r'lyeh
    Before R'yleh sinks once more under the sea
    Severing the bond
    Between the will of Cthulhu
    And the flesh of those he has enthralled
    Leaving them to wail in confusion and despair
    Upon the bosom of the vacant sea
     
  13. Krem

    Krem Well-Known Member

    "Cast Down the Heretic" by Nile, of the album Annihilation of the Wicked. Footnotes by Karl Sanders. Pardon the 'Every-word-starting-with-caps' thing in the lyrics. Yes, this is the last one.


    Blasphemer, Heretic, Defiler of the Sacred Ones.
    Thou art Deprived of Your Limbs.
    Thy Nose Shall be Split.
    Thou art Cast Down and Overthrown.
    Ra-Harmakhis Destroyeth Thee.
    He Damneth Thee and Driveth Hooks into Thy Body.
    Isis Sayeth in Mighty Voice,
    "The Number of Thy Days are Cut Short.
    Thy Bones are Broken to Splinters
    Thy Vertebrae are Severed."
    Horus Hammereth Thy Head.
    The Sons of Heru Smash You with Their Blows.

    Thou Art Decimated by Their Violence.
    Thou Fallest Backwards as Thou Retreateth Like unto Apep.
    The Great Company of Gods Gather in Retribution.
    They Hath Passed Judgment upon Thee.
    They Cast Down Your Heresy.
    They Spit Upon Thee and Thy Rebellion And Turn Their Back upon Thee.
    Horus Repulseth Thy Crocodile.
    Sut Defileth Thy Tomb.
    Nephthys Hacketh Thee in Pieces.
    The Sons of Horus Speareth Thee.
    The Gods Repulse Thee.
    The Flame of Their Fire is Against Thee.
    Cursed Art Thou, Impaled Thou Art, Flayed Art Thou.
    Heretic Thou Art Cast Down.

    Blows are Rained upon Thee.
    Dismemberment and Slaughter are on Thee.
    Thy Crocodile is Trampled under Foot.
    Thy Soul is Wrenched from its Shade.
    Thy Name is Erased.
    Thy Spells are Impotent.
    Nevermore Shalt Thou Emerge from Thy Den.
    Thy City Armana Lays in Ruin.
    Damned Art Thy Accursed Soul and Shadow.
    Die O One, which Art Consumed.
    Thy Name is Buried in Oblivion.
    Silence Covereth Thee and Thy False One.
    Down upon Thy Belly.
    Be Drowned, Be Drowned, Be Vomited Upon.

    The Gods have Pronounced Thy Doom.
    They Scorn Thee and Thy False Aten.
    The Ancient Ones Turn Their Backs upon Thee.
    Thou Art Cast Down, Overthrown.
    Thy Reign of Heresy is Ended.
    Those Thou Hast Driven Out Have Risen Against Thee.

    Cast down the Heretic.
    Cast down the Heretic.
    Cast down the Heretic.

    Khnemu Draggeth Thy Spawn to the Block of Slaughter.
    Sick Shalt Thou be at the Mention of Thine Own Name.
    Sekhmet Teareth Out Thy Bowels and Casteth Them into Flames.
    She Filleth Thine Orifices with Fire.
    Uadjit Shutteth Thee in the Pits of Burning.
    Nevermore Shall You Breathe or Procreate.
    Neither Thy House or Tomb Exist.
    Thou Shalt Drive Thy Teeth into Thine Own Body.
    Heretic, Thou Art Cast Down.
    Overthrown, Ended, Hacked in Pieces, Slaughtered, Butchered.
    Ra Hath Made Thoth to Slay Thee Utterly.

    ["Cast Down the Heretic" concerns the Pharaoh Akhenaten, who ruled Egypt from 1379 to 1362 B.C. The son of Amenophis III and Tiye, Amenophis IV changed his name to Akhenaten (which most likely means "Servant of the Aten") in Year 5 of his reign, indicating his allegiance to Aten (a creator god symbolized by the Sun's disc).

    Akhenaten's unique contribution to Egypt was to ensure that Aten's cult approached a form fo Monotheism. Akhenaten regarded Aten as unique and omnipotent - a universal, supreme and loving deity symbolized by the life-giving Sun. Akhenaten, as the god's sole earthly representative, became virtually interchangeable with Aten, and spent his days communing with the god. Akhenaten was most likely prompted by political, as well as religious motives, as this may have been an attempt to curb the far-reaching political influence of the priesthood of Amen-Ra.

    In Year 6 of his reign, Akhenaten moved the religious and political capital fo Egypt from Thebes to a new site (commonly called Amarna), in large part due to the inability of his monotheistic cult to exist alongside the other long-established and institutionalized hods of Egypt. Akhenaten closed down all the other temples, disbanded their priesthoods and diverted their revenue to the Aten's cult. In additioon, the names of all the old official deities were erased - Aten became the exclusive royal god.

    Akhenaten's reign was not to last. His rule was weak, and with his exclusive devotion to his religious/mystical interests, internal political strife and rebellion ran unchecked.

    Akhenaten has been blamed for allowing Egypt's empire in Syria to disintegrate while he pursued his religous reforms, as well as Egypt's decline in overall influence in the region. Not only that, but the military became weak, and the borders unstable. (In the Amarna Letters, the diplomatic correspondence found in the ruins at El Amarna, vassal Princes begged in vain for Egyptian aid against the predatory ambitions of the region's other great powers. At home, internal organizaion had begun to crumble, and the counter-revolutionary insurgencies - incited by the old deposed priesthoods - sought to restore the old order.)

    Akhenaten was soon overthrown, proclaimed a heretic and a disastrous ruler. Every effort was amde to expunge his name from the records and return Egypt to religious orthodoxy.

    Although exact details of Akhenaten's overthrow, deposition and execution are scarce, it does not take a genius to figure out that his demise at the ghands of the old priesthood of Amen-Ra was certainly long-awaited and most likely gruesome. Akhenaten had, after all, thrown out an entire country's priest class - men who enjoyed wealth and political influence. To my thinking, Akhenaten's demise would have been, aside from a certain grand revenge satisfaction for Amen-Ra's priesthood, a political necessity - not merely for the stability of the country, but also for the future survival of the priest class of the entire "Old Order". Akhenaten's death would need to be so grisly as to ensure that no Pharaoh would ever again be foolish enough to politically chalenge the priesthood of Amen-Ra. It is quite easy to imagine Akhenaten's execition done in as legendary a fashion as would be any of the great enemies of Ra (perhaps similar to the ceremonial destruction of evil enacted in the stylized ritual found in "The Book of Overthrowing Apep).

    I belive thah history somewhat bears out this lesson, as later conquerors/rulers of Egypt - Alexander, Ptolemy, Caesar - did not interfere whatsoever with the old established religious ways. They allowed the people to practice their relgious beliefs (even aligning themselved with the Egyptian gods), thus avoiding extraneous political turmoil and unrest.]
     
  14. shamps

    shamps Well-Known Member

    "I cant live.......without or without you"...................




    U2 bloody making me cry AGAIN!!!!
     
  15. Vagrant

    Vagrant Account Closed

    [VERSE 1: Scarface]
    You was playin when you was sayin you was ready,
    I'm knowin' you ain't mean it when you
    told me you was tired of life
    and just wanted to leave it you were drinkin,
    so I ain't really pay it no attention,
    took you back to your crib and dropped you off
    with the intention of gettin with this Asian chick
    I've been offerin (this chick) somethin exquisite,
    I had to spit that game cuz she was vicious,
    I'm hoppin back on 6-10 punchin the drop
    On my way out to her house I started noticing cops,
    Somethin tellin me to turn around and follow these dudes,
    Normally I wouldn't consider but out
    of the blue I'm bustin a U
    I get off where they get off at
    Well-familiar with these streets, this where I came up at
    Roadblocks, yellow tape, "a crime scene" they say,
    What the f**k just happened? I just left this place...
    I get out and started walkin askin Frog, "What's up?"
    Lookin at me dazed like, "Face, it's all f**ked up..."
    I move a little closer tryin to see who it is
    and I saw his baby mama in tears holdin his kids...

    [CHORUS]
    [incomprehensible]

    [Verse 2:]
    And it was then it finally hit me
    I'm standing here nervous as I can be
    It was nothing that can prepare me for what i'm finna see
    I'm praying this is a dream and i'm bout to awake
    But the closer I got the more I realize fate
    Wasn't fair to change for me
    And why would I think so
    My homie had a date with death
    [ Find more Lyrics at www.mp3lyrics.org/sgXC ]
    He had to make though
    I'm feelin eerie, I'm liftin up the yellow tape
    By the time I get to the scene
    they rollin this away
    I wonder what´s under this sheet, my knees get weak
    To the point I had to take me a seat This shits deep
    When they put a nigga down that you was raised around
    What was once a minor statement's turnin' major now
    Never woulda thought in years that my homie was suicidal
    Had it all money and kids and a wife that read the bible
    They say it´s life and death in the slum
    He had his reasons I shoulda believed him
    Anotha soul no longer breathin'
    Hate to say it but this one been heavy on my conscience
    My nonchalantness just took a life over some nonsense

    [CHORUS]

    [Verse 3:]
    And everybody thinkin' it´s murder, but
    homicide sayin self-inflicted
    By the way the body was sitting, brains in the kitchen
    Who coulda predicted
    But the detectives who was fishin'
    Fucked up that the family had to see dad in his position
    All I remember was us doin what we did
    To survive in these streets where we lived
    We was kids growin up in this environment
    Nothing but trouble
    You either struggled or you hustled
    Folded the bubble
    Grade school til we dropped out, we had a plan
    We was either finna be rich or die like a man
    We did it all for the love of the hood, every journey
    Imagine seein' your dawg lifeless across a gurney
    I wonder what was goin on
    You shoulda said that you was feelin' mad
    I coulda talked you outta that
    But never will I see you again
    Nor will your kids
    Nor will your family or your friends it´s the end
    Not even words I write in this song
    Can right that wrong
    My nigga is gone and life goes on
     
  16. alloutoftears

    alloutoftears Account Closed

    "Everything Means Nothing To Me"

    Someone found the future as a statue in a fountain
    At attention, looking backward in a pool of water
    Wishes with a blue songbird on his shoulder
    Who keeps singing over everything
    Everything means nothing to me
    Everything means nothing to me
    Everything means nothing to me
    I picked up the song and found my picture in the paper
    The reflection in the water showed an iron man still trying to salute
    People from a time when he was everything he's supposed to be
    Everything means nothing to me
    Everything means nothing to me
    Everything means nothing to me
    Everything means nothing to me

    Elliot Smith (August 6, 1969 - October 21, 2003)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dye5BmmEdco
     
  17. absolution

    absolution Forum Buddy

    Sometimes it seems that I have no place.
    And I don't know what to do, with myself.
    Night after another, I can taste the filth inside.
    And I need to cleanse my soul.

    [Chorus:]
    Nobody knows, nobody cares that I die, on the inside.
    Nobody sees the lie that is me, as I smile on the outside.
    Nobody knows, nobody cares that I walk, on the wrong side.
    Tell me who..nobody.
    Tell me who..nobody.
    Tell me who..nobody.
    But you.

    All the friends that I've had, where are they now?
    Guess I'm far too intense to be loved.
    All the things that I hate, I hate about myself.
    And I need to cleanse my soul.

    [Chorus]

    But you.
    I have nobody,
    But you.
    Nobody, nobody,
    But you.

    Nobody knows, nobody cares that I die, on the inside.
    Nobody sees the lie that is me, as I smile on the outside.
    Nobody knows, nobody cares that I walk, on the wrong side.
    Nobody knows and nobody cares but you.
    Nobody knows and nobody cares but you.
     
  18. alloutoftears

    alloutoftears Account Closed

    "The Next Life"

    see you in your next life when we'll fly away for good
    stars in our own car we can drive away from here

    far away, so far away, down to Worthing and work there
    far away, we'll go far away and flog ice creams til the company's on its knees

    see you in your next life when we'll fly away for good

    Suede
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBsKxFrPmBA
     
  19. alloutoftears

    alloutoftears Account Closed

    For my cremation

    " 33 "

    speak to me in a language i can hear humour me
    before i have to go
    deep in thought i forgive everyone
    as the cluttered streets greet me once again
    i know i can't be late, supper's waiting on the table
    tomorrow's just an excuse away
    so I pull my collar up and face the cold, on my own
    the earth laughs beneath my heavy feet
    at the blasphemy in my old jangly walk
    steeple guide me to my heart and home
    the sun is out and up and down again
    i know i'll make it, love can last forever
    graceful swans of never topple to the earth
    and you can make it last, forever you
    you can make it last, forever you
    and for a moment i lose myself
    wrapped up in the pleasures of the world
    i've journeyed here and there and back again
    but in the same old haunts i still find my friends
    mysteries not ready to reveal
    sympathies i'm ready to return
    i'll make the effort, love can last forever
    graceful swans of never topple to the earth
    tomorrow's just an excuse
    and you can make it last, forever you
    you can make it last, forever you

    Smashing Pumpkins

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUPKSjALABA
     
  20. alloutoftears

    alloutoftears Account Closed

    my farewell to her

    "Undenied"

    Your softly spoken words
    Release my whole desire
    Undenied
    Totally
    And so bare is my heart, I can't hide
    And so where does my heart, belong
    Beneath your tender touch
    My senses can't divide
    Ohh so strong
    My desire
    For so bare is my heart, I can't hide
    And so where does my heart, belong
    Now that I've found you
    And seen behind those eyes
    How can I
    Carry on
    For so bare is my heart, I can't hide
    And so where does my heart, belong
    Belong
    Belong
    Belong

    Portishead

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEzw4I_zzL4
     
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