The song "Pinch Me" by the Barenaked Ladies is full of beautiful lyrics about depression/loneliness, but this is my favorite:
"You try to scream but it only comes out as a yawn..."
Strange and Beautiful: Aqualung
You just reminded me of one of my favorite songs:
Sun streaking cold, an old man wandering lonely Taking time the only way he knows Leg hurting bad, as he bends to pick a dog-end He goes down to the bog and warms his feet. Feeling alone; The army's up the road; Salvation à la mode; And a cup of tea. Aqualung my friend, don't you start away uneasy you poor old sod, you see, it's only me...
-"Aqualung," Jethro Tull
Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight You've got to kick at the darkness 'till it bleeds daylight ~ Bruce Cockburn
You know what's fun to do in Dayton, Ohio? Pack up and get the f*ck out, that's what. ~ Dave Attell
Post by wonkothesane on Aug 18, 2005 8:38:56 GMT -5
Anything by Tool or Mr.Bungle or Faith no More, Tom Waits and ofcourse
"Field Commander Cohen, he was our most important spy. Wounded in the line of duty, parachuting acid into diplomatic cocktail parties, urging Fidel Castro to abandon fields and castles. Leave it all and like a man, come back to nothing special, such as waiting rooms and ticket lines, silver bullet suicides, and messianic ocean tides, and racial roller-coaster rides and other forms of boredom advertised as poetry.
I know you need your sleep now, I know your life's been hard. But many men are falling, where you promised to stand guard.
I never asked but I heard you cast your lot along with the poor. But then I overheard your prayer, that you be this and nothing more than just some grateful faithful woman's favourite singing millionaire, the patron Saint of envy and the grocer of despair, working for the Yankee Dollar.
I know you need your sleep now ...
Ah, lover come and lie with me, if my lover is who you are, and be your sweetest self awhile until I ask for more, my child. Then let the other selves be wrong, yeah, let them manifest and come till every taste is on the tongue, till love is pierced and love is hung, and every kind of freedom done, then oh, oh my love, oh my love, oh my love, oh my love, oh my love, oh my love."
or something like that- "Field Comander Cohen" by Leonard Cohen- The lyric master. I must dig out the full lyrics and post them. The album New Skin for the Old Ceremony is one of the most beautiful albums ever recorded, musically and lyrically, imo anyway.
But theres just Too many!!!!!!!!- plus I've notice that's there are loads of songs I hate from bands I can't stand but whos lyrics are really good taken seperately.
I reckon if somebody could take all the lyrics posted here, mix them up and randomly combine them you would probably have the most amazing song about introversion ever written- it would probably mean you have too much time on your hands aswell!!!
I haven't been here in a while so here's some Ozzy for all of you
It's the same ole desire Nothing has changed, nothing's the same Burning like fire Don't you ever take my name in vain, oh yeah From Desire
Another from the Ozzman The introduction to his heartache began as a child So, it's no wonder that he grew up to be so wild So, he protected his feelings in walls he imagined But castles crumble exposing the frightened child. From Fire in the Sky
This one's cool A sickened mind and spirit The mirror tells me lies Could I mistake myself for someone Who lives behind my eyes? From Diary of a Madman
What the hell, one more Ozzy (you can tell I'm in Ozzy mode tonight) Nobody hears the things I say I guess that nobody cares My head's so full of things, I'll set my mind free of them I'm breaking the rules From Breaking All the Rules
"Be as white as you want to, Be as black as you want to, Be as brown as you want to, Don't let anybody stop you.
Be as straight as you want to, Be as gay as you want to, You can wait if you want to, You'll need something to hold on to.
Be as shy as you want to, Be as loud as you want to, Be as small as you want to, Don't let anybody stop you.
Be as thin as you want to, Be as fat as you want to, Be as short as you want to, We all need someone to hold on to."
~~ Be As, Prozzack
"And I don't want to fall to pieces, I just want to sit and stare at you. I don't wanna talk about it. And I don't want a conversation, I just wanna cry in front of you. I don't wanna talk about it 'cause I'm in love with you."
~~ Fall to Pieces, Avril Lavigne
"Cause there's you and me and all of the people, with nothing to do, nothing to lose. And there's you and me and all of the people, and I dunno why, I can't keep my eyes off of you."
~~ You and Me, Lifehouse
"Maybe, I need to see the daylight, leave behind the half-life, don't you see I'm breaking down.
Lately, something here don't feel right, this is just a half-life, is there really no escape, no escape from time, of any kind?"
~~ Half-Life, Duncan Sheik
"You don't know what you have til your everything is gone, You need someone to show you how to live again.
You've got so much to give, but you throw it all away, and all you've got to show for who you are is pain.
I've got so much to give, if you'd only let me in, I'm gonna take the time to show you I'm a friend. You'll believe in love again."
Many of their songs are about loneliness, lost innocence and some people suggest there are religious messages, although the song writer is reputed to be an atheist, so I'm not too convinced about that.
Fly to a dream Far across the sea All the burdens gone Open the chest once more Dark chest of wonders Seen through the eyes Of the one with pure heart Once so long ago
- Dark Chest Of Wonders, Once (2004)
Redeem me into childhood Show me myself without the shell Like the advent of May I'll be there when you say Time to never hold our love
- Ghost Love Score, Once (2004)
Oh how I wish For soothing rain All I wish is to dream again My loving heart Lost in the dark For hope I`d give my everything Oh how I wish For soothing rain Oh how I wish to dream again Once and for all And all for once Nemo my name forevermore
Nemo, Once (2004) Nemo is Latin, meaning 'nothing' or 'no-one'
The child gave thought to the poet's words Gave comfort to the Fallen (Heartfelt, lovelorn)
Remaining, yet still uninvited Those words scented my soul (Lonely soul, Ocean soul)
It's not the monsters under your bed It is the Man next door That makes you fear, makes you cry, Makes you cry for the child All the wars are fought among those lonely men Unarmed, unscarred
I don't want to die a scarless man A lonely soul (Tell me now what to do)
I studied silence to learn the music I joined the sinful to regain innocence
Heaven queen, cover me In all that blue Little boy, such precious joy Is dead to the world
Heaven queen, carry me Away from all pain All the same take me away We're dead to the world
Dead To The World, Century Child (2002)
I'd take you away Castaway on a lonely day Bosom for a teary cheek My song can but borrow your grace
Come out, come out wherever you are So lost in your sea Give in, give in for my touch For my taste for my lust
Your beauty cascaded on me In this white night fantasy
Ever Dream, Century Child (2002)
Crying for me was never worth a tear My lonely soul is only filled with fear
Long hours of loneliness Between me and the sea
Losing emotion Finding devotion Should I dress in white and search the sea As I always wished to be - one with the waves Ocean Soul
I only wished to become something beautiful Through my music, through my silent devotion
Ocean Soul, Century Child (2002)
However cold the wind and rain I'll be there to ease up your pain However cruel the mirrors of sin Remember, beauty is found within
Beauty And The Beast, Angels Fall First (1997)
IMO one of the best and most emotional metal bands in the world.
Then the fire fades away But most of everyday Is full of tired excuses But it's too hard to say I wish it were simple But we give up easily You're close enough to see that You're.... the other side of the world to me
- 'Other Side of the World', KT Tunstall
One more thing. Why is it my fault? So maybe I try too hard But it’s all because of this desire I just wanna be liked, I just wanna be funny. Looks like the jokes on me So call me captain backfire
I’m never speaking up again it only hurts me. I’d rather be a mystery than she desert me.
Oh I’m never speaking up again Starting now
'My Stupid Mouth', John Mayer
I know it would be outrageous To come on all courageous And offer you my hand To pull you up on to dry land When all I got is sinking sand The trick ain’t worth the time it buys I’m sick of hearing my own lies And love’s a raven when it flies
'The Other Side', David Gray
If I had some influence girl With the powers that be I’d have them fire that arrow at you Like they fired it right at me And maybe when your heart and soul are burning You might see That everytime I’m talking with you It’s always over too soon That everyday feels so incomplete Till you walk into the room Say the word now girl I’ll jump that moon
'Be Mine', David Gray (again)
We're Knights of the Round Table. We dance whene'er we're able. We do routines and chorus scenes With footwork impeccable. We dine well here in Camelot. We eat ham and jam and spam a lot. We're Knights of the Round Table. Our shows are formidable, But many times we're given rhymes That are quite unsingable. We're opera mad in Camelot. We sing from the diaphragm a lot.
In war we're tough and able, Quite indefatigable. Between our quests we sequin vests and impersonate Clark Gable. It's a busy life in Camelot.
I have to push the pram a lot.
'Camelot', Monty Python
I thought I'd end with a smile, rather than with all the soppy stuff above....
I'm not sure who wrote the lyrics to this song, and there's many versions of it... but anyway, I like (well can relate to) the lyrics of this song:
What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
As I walk this land of broken dreams I have visions of many things But happiness is just an illusion Filled with sadness and confusion What becomes of the broken hearted Who had love that's now departed I know I've got to find Some kind of peace of mind Maybe
The fruits of love grow all around But for me they come a tumblin' down Every day heartaches grow a little stronger I can't stand this pain much longer I walk in shadows Searching for light Cold and alone No comfort in sight Hoping and praying for someone to care Always moving and goin' nowhere
What becomes of the broken hearted Who had love that's now departed I know I've got to find Some kind of peace of mind Maybe
I'm searching though I don't succeed For someone's love there's a growing need All is lost, there's no place for beginning All that's left is an unhappy ending
Now what becomes of the broken-hearted Who had love that's now departed I know I've got to find Some kind of peace of mind I'll be searching everywhere Just to find someone to care I'll be looking everyday I know I'm gonna find a way Nothing's gonna stop me now I'll find a way somehow Now what becomes of the broken-hearted Who had love that's now departed...
You took a piece of my soul And carved your voice into my mind Pushed me down to the ground Just to turn a blind eye You took away all my faith And left your doubt growing in me
"Those people who tell you not to take chances They are all missing on what life is about You only live once so take hold of the chance Don't end up like others the same song and dance" - Motorbreath, Metallica
We chapters of the same book, just a different page Niggas in the struggle all out ta get paid Doin' what we gotta do to avoid the raid Before you get caged, but you can't avoid the grave We chapters of the same book, just a different page Niggas in the struggle all out ta get paid Doin' what we gotta do to avoid the raid Before you get caged, but you can't avoid the grave
When you live by the sword, you die by the sword I'll probablly die in the vocal booth spittin' out raw Die on stage, rippin' down tours Die from age, trickin' out-a-town whores Die cuz I didn't have one in the pipe Might go out like Raymond, went out on his bike And die on a death mission, two tec's spittin' No vest section from my chest missin' Die cuz the jewels in my necklace glisten In a V twizzy in a wreckless collision Or die in the streets over somethin' petty Cuz a broke ass nigga tryed ta say I asked Betty Die from a shot from a said war glock >From a kid on the block while sittin' in the drop Or die cuz I was on, ain't see 'em comin' Too late, eight shots got my body nummin' Die for fuckin' his bitch in his bed Die cuz a nigga thought I snitched ta the feds Die wit a knife six inches in my head I could die on death row, sentenced to the chair Or die cuz a nigga pulled his Rosco out quicker I was high off vodka, hydro, or malt liquor Die cuz I knew I shoulda laid that man Die cuz the cops tricked me ta say that man Die cuz I hesitated ta spray that man Die cuz I hesitated ta pay that man Die cuz my man passed me a empty tool Die cuz I panicked, I couldn't keep my cool Die cuz I mixed all them pills wit Hennessy Or die cuz them niggas was jel, they envyed me Die tryin' ta seal the fate of my enemy I could go out from a case of mistaken identity Or die cuz the door wasn't open, it was locked Die cuz the 4 was broken, it wouldn't pop Die cuz a nigga wasn't focused on the block Die cuz them niggas thought tha coke was in the spot Die cuz another nigga said I said somethin' Die cuz that newsy bitch said I did somethin' Die cuz a nigga was tryin' ta get a name Or die cuz it was just my time ta feel the flames Might get sparked, might not feel no pain Might go out like dark-skinned Jamain Take a couple shots ta the heart, ta the brain Got all the dough, don't know the cost of the game Young buck didn't wanna come off the chain Couldn't handle the rock, got horsed in the game I could catch a bad break like Big or Pac I'd rather go out in the mass jig makin' salat