Favourite Song lyrics


#81

“Dive Into Me”

It was a long hot day
At the end of the summer
I had a chill in my heart
Like the start of the winter

And I didn’t know what to wear
I wasn’t sure what to say
I was standing alone
At the tail of the river

Dive into me, into the raging sea
Follow your heart, down where it’s deep and it’s dark
Dive into me, into the healing sea
Put your life into my hands and take the chance
Dive into me

So we loaded up the car
Drove deep into the mountain
Where the river was born
In time’s holy fountain

And we spoke about how it ran
All the way to the ocean
Trusting its path
To a natural motion

Dive into me, into the raging sea
Follow your heart, down where it’s deep and it’s dark
Dive into me, into the healing sea
Put your life into my hands and take the chance
Dive into me

Sometimes swirling waters drag you down
Knowing how to swim doesn’t mean you’ll never drown
Come the storm you hold in fear
Whoever’s by your side
Sometimes you’re just drifting on the tide

Dive into me, into the raging sea
Follow your heart, down where it’s deep and it’s dark
Dive into me, into the healing sea
Put your life into my hands and take the chance
Dive into me

Another Big Country / Stuart Adamson favourite.


#82

Good For You
I’ve spent my life watching sky and sea change color hypnotized by
The beauty of it all
And you ask me why I’m singing

Well it is good for me, it can be good for you

I’ve hoarded all experiences I’ve had
Written down all memories on a train
And you ask me where I’m headed

It can be good for you
And it’s been good for me

I’ve seen a face in a thousand nights of dreaming
It’s been calling me to take up on the road
And I’ll go I will I’ll keep on believing

'Cos it is good for me
It can be good for you

I’ve begged my family to take me
Asked them to see my point of view
And I will, I will stand my ground and face you

'Cos you are good for me
I can be good for you

I’ve seen a thousand nights of ardour
Got frozen by the winter of my soul
But I’m not afraid of sorrow

'Cos it’s been good for me
It can be good for you

And I’ve woken to the sound of sweet dawn music
Where a hundred thousand songs are sung
While the earth and ocean changes
Four thousand million into one

Hothouse Flowers - Fantastic song.


#83

John Hiatt is a an artist that everybody should explore. A wonderful talent.

Perfectly Good Guitar
Well he threw one down form the top of the stairs

Beautiful women were staning everywhere

They all got wet when he smahed that thing

But off in the dark you could hear somebody sing

CHORUS:

Oh it breaks my heart to see those stars

Smashing a perfectly good guitar

I don’t know who they think they are

Smashing a perfectly good guitar

It started back in 1963

His momma wouldn’t buy him

That new red harmony

He settled fgor a sunburt with a crack

But he’s stI’ll trying to break his momma’s back

REPEAT CHORUS

He loved that guitar just like a girlfriend

But ever good thing comes to an end

Now he just sits in his room all day

Whistling every note he used to play

There out to be a law with no bail

Smash a guitar and you go to jail

With no chance for early parole

You don’t get out tI’ll you get some soul

REPEAT CHORUS

Late at night the end of the road

He wished he stI’ll had the old guitar to hold

He’d rock it like a baby in his arms

Never let it come ot any harm


#84

“Tramp The Dirt Down” - Elvis Costello

I saw a newspaper picture from the political
campaign
A woman was kissing a child, who was obviously
in pain
She spills with compassion, as that young child’s
face in her hands she grips
Can you imagine all that greed and avarice
coming down on that child’s lips
Well I hope I don’t die too soon
I pray the Lord my soul to save
Oh I’ll be a good boy, I’m trying so hard to behave
Because there’s one thing I know, I’d like to live
long enough to savour
That’s when they finally put you in the ground
I’ll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down

When England was the whore of the world
Margeret was her madam
And the future looked as bright and as clear as
the black tarmacadam
Well I hope that she sleeps well at night, isn’t
haunted by every tiny detail
’Cos when she held that lovely face in her hands
all she thought of was betrayal

And now the cynical ones say that it all ends
the same in the long run
Try telling that to the desperate father who just
squeezed the life from his only son
And how it’s only voices in your head and
dreams you never dreamt
Try telling him the subtle difference between
justice and contempt
Try telling me she isn’t angry with this pitiful
discontent
When they flaunt it in your face as you line up
for punishment
And then expect you to say "Thank you"
straighten up, look proud and pleased
Because you’ve only got the symptoms, you
haven’t got the whole disease
Just like a schoolboy, whose head’s like a tin-can
filled up with dreams then poured down
the drain
Try telling that to the boys on both sides, being
blown to bits or beaten and maimed
Who takes all the glory and none of the shame

Well I hope you live long now, I pray the Lord
your soul to keep
I think I’ll be going before we fold our arms
and start to weep
I never thought for a moment that human life
could be so cheap
’Cos when they finally put you in the ground
They’ll stand there laughing and tramp the
dirt down


#85

“Deacon Blues” - Steely Dan

This is the day
Of the expanding man
That shape is my shade
There where I used to stand
It seems like only yesterday
I gazed through the glass
At ramblers
Wild gamblers
That’s all in the past

You call me a fool
You say it’s a crazy scheme
This one’s for real
I already bought the dream
So useless to ask me why
Throw a kiss and say goodbye
I’ll make it this time
I’m ready to cross that fine line

[Chorus:]
I’ll learn to work the saxophone
I’ll play just what I feel
Drink Scotch whisky all night long
And die behind the wheel
They got a name for the winners in the world
I want a name when I lose
They call Alabama the Crimson Tide
Call me Deacon Blues

My back to the wall
A victim of laughing chance
This is for me
The essence of true romance
Sharing the things we know and love
With those of my kind
Libations
Sensations
That stagger the mind

I crawl like a viper
Through these suburban streets
Make love to these women
Languid and bittersweet
I’ll rise when the sun goes down
Cover every game in town
A world of my own
I’ll make it my home sweet home

[Chorus]

This is the night
Of the expanding the man
I take one last drag
As I approach the stand
I cried when I wrote this song
Sue me if I play too long
This brother is free
I’ll be what I want to be

[Chorus]


#86

These lyrics feel pretty relevant to me at the moment!..


"Massive Reductions" - The Kinks

I’ve been sacrificed in the name of the company,
I’ve been victimized for the sake of economy.
I had a big house, a big car,
Expense account and credit cards,
But now look what they’ve done to me.

They’re making massive reductions,
It’s all mass production and assembly lines.
They’re making massive reductions,
Massive reductions.

They’re laying me off all because of inflation,
I’m losing my job and my reputation.
Good-bye my big house, my big car.
Now it’s all up to welfare,
I hear that everybody’s going there.

They’re making massive reductions,
Massive reductions to stay alive.
Whoa, they’re making massive reductions.

Good-bye my big house, my big car,
Now it’s all up to welfare,
I hear that everybody’s going there.

They’re making massive reductions,
Massive reductions to stay alive.
Whoa, they’re making massive reductions


#87

“aimer à perdre la raison” - Jean Ferrat

Aimer à perdre la raison
Aimer à n’en savoir que dire
A n’avoir que toi d’horizon
Et ne connaître de saisons
Que par la douleur du partir
Aimer à perdre la raison

Ah c’est toujours toi que l’on blesse
C’est toujours ton miroir brisé
Mon pauvre bonheur, ma faiblesse
Toi qu’on insulte et qu’on délaisse
Dans toute chair martyrisée

Aimer à perdre la raison
Aimer à n’en savoir que dire
A n’avoir que toi d’horizon
Et ne connaître de saisons
Que par la douleur du partir
Aimer à perdre la raison

La faim, la fatigue et le froid
Toutes les misères du monde
C’est par mon amour que j’y crois
En elle je porte ma croix
Et de leurs nuits ma nuit se fonde

Aimer à perdre la raison
Aimer à n’en savoir que dire
A n’avoir que toi d’horizon
Et ne connaître de saisons
Que par la douleur du partir
Aimer à perdre la raison

:sunglasses:


#88


"Revolution Blues" - Neil Young

Well, we live in a trailer
at the edge of town
You never see us
’cause we don’t come around.
We got twenty five rifles
just to keep
the population down.
But we need you now,
and that’s why
I’m hangin’ 'round.
So you be good to me
and I’ll be good to you,
And in this land of conditions
I’m not above suspicion
I won’t attack you,
but I won’t back you.

Well, it’s so good to be here,
asleep on your lawn.
Remember your guard dog?
Well, I’m afraid
that he’s gone.
It was such a drag
to hear him
whining all night long.
Yes, that was me with the doves,
setting them free
near the factory
Where you built your computer,
love.
I hope you get the connection,
'cause I can’t take
the rejection
I won’t deceive you,
I just don’t believe you.

Well, I’m a barrel of laughs,
with my carbine on
I keep ‘em hoppin’,
till my ammunition’s gone.
But I’m still not happy,
I feel like
there’s something wrong.
I got the revolution blues,
I see bloody fountains,
And ten million dune buggies
comin’ down the mountains.
Well, I hear that Laurel Canyon
is full of famous stars,
But I hate them worse than lepers
and I’ll kill them
in their cars.


#89

This has to be one of my favourite Big Country tracks. To me it just sounds so ‘Scottish’. Remember playing this as we drove up to Edinburgh in 2011 for a Fish gig.


"Eiledon" - Big Country

The eagle soars above the clouds
The deer ran in the hills
And I may walk in cities
Where the wolf once had his fill
And here is strength for us to find
To turn the old to new
And wipe our eyes of misty years
And see the future through

I chose this place to call my own
The only grace I’ve ever known
I never tire of legends grown
We dream too much and time has flown

Eiledon, I will be there
Eiledon, my dream is there

So let me fill my children’s hearts
With heoroes tales and hope it starts
A fire in them so deeds are done
With no vain sighs for moments gone

Eiledon, I will be there
Eiledon, my dream is there
Eiledon, Eiledon, Eiledon, Eiledon

So let us soar up with the eagles
In wild country among the deer
And wake the wolf in every city
And reckoning is drawing near

Eiledon, I will be there
Eiledon, my dream is there Eiledon

And here is strength for us to find
To turn the old to new
And wipe our eyes of misty years
And see the future through.


#90

As far as I’m concerned, it doesn’t get much better than this. Stuart Adamson on top form…

“Ships” - Big Country

Look at him now
Another used man
Wearing the passing of his dignity
With all the courage that he can

He stood in the storm
Carved out in stone
He said I’ve worn my honesty with pride
In everything I’ve done

So where were you when my ship went down
Where were you when I ran aground
Where were you when I turned it around
Where were you when they burned me down

You see her now
Tired and worn
She never thought her life
Would come to be so cold or so alone

She walked in the light
Fought bondage for love
She said I cast off the chains that I was born with
But it never was enough

So where were you when my ship went down
Where were you when I ran aground
Where were you when I turned it around
Where were you when they burned me down

Silent souls washed upon the shores
Left to walk the sands
Evermore, evermore

Oh now were were you
When my ship went down
Look at you now just chasing your life
Make like the savior of the planet
You’re just trying to get by

Now you may walk the line
You may see it all through
But I know you cry yourself to sleep at night
Just wondering what to do

And where were you when my ship went down
Where were you when I ran aground
Where were you when I turned it around
Where were you when they burned me down


#91

“je t’aimais,je t’aime et je t’aimerai” - Francis Cabrel

Mon enfant nue sur les galets
Le vent dans tes cheveux défaits
Comme un printemps sur mon trajet
Un diamant tombé d’un coffret
Seule la lumière pourrait
Défaire nos repères secrets
Où mes doigts pris sur tes poignets
Je t’aimais, je t’aime et je t’aimerai
Et quoique tu fasses
L’amour est partout où tu regardes
Dans les moindres recoins de l’espace
Dans le moindre rêve où tu t’attardes
L’amour comme s’il en pleuvait
Nu sur les galets

Le ciel prétend qu’il te connaît
Il est si beau c’est sûrement vrai
Lui qui ne s’approche jamais
Je l’ai vu pris dans tes filets
Le monde a tellement de regrets

Tellement de choses qu’on promet
Une seule pour laquelle je suis fait
Je t’aimais, je t’aime et je t’aimerai
Et quoique tu fasses
L’amour est partout où tu regardes
Dans les moindres recoins de l’espace
Dans le moindre rêve où tu t’attardes
L’amour comme s’il en pleuvait
Nu sur les galets

On s’envolera du même quai
Les yeux dans les mêmes reflets
Pour cette vie et celle d’après
Tu seras mon unique projet
Je m’en irai poser tes portraits
À tous les plafonds de tous les palais
Sur tous les murs que je trouverai
Et juste en dessous, j’écrirai
Que seule la lumière pourrait…
Et mes doigts pris sur tes poignets
Je t’aimais, je t’aime et je t’aimerai

:sunglasses:


#92

“la corrida” - Francis Cabrel

Depuis le temps que je patiente
Dans cette chambre noire
J’entends qu’on s’amuse et qu’on chante
Au bout du couloir ;
Quelqu’un a touché le verrou
Et j’ai plongé vers le grand jour
J’ai vu les fanfares, les barrières
Et les gens autour

Dans les premiers moments j’ai cru
Qu’il fallait seulement se défendre
Mais cette place est sans issue
Je commence à comprendre
Ils ont refermé derrière moi
Ils ont eu peur que je recule
Je vais bien finir par l’avoir
Cette danseuse ridicule…

Est-ce que ce monde est sérieux ?
Est-ce que ce monde est sérieux ?
Andalousie je me souviens
Les prairies bordées de cactus
Je ne vais pas trembler devant
Ce pantin, ce minus !
Je vais l’attraper, lui et son chapeau
Les faire tourner comme un soleil

Ce soir la femme du torero
Dormira sur ses deux oreilles
Est-ce que ce monde est sérieux ?

Est-ce que ce monde est sérieux ?
J’en ai poursuivi des fantômes
Presque touché leurs ballerines
Ils ont frappé fort dans mon cou
Pour que je m’incline

Ils sortent d’où ces acrobates
Avec leurs costumes de papier ?
J’ai jamais appris à me battre
Contre des poupées
Sentir le sable sous ma tête
C’est fou comme ça peut faire du bien
J’ai prié pour que tout s’arrête
Andalousie je me souviens

Je les entends rire comme je râle
Je les vois danser comme je succombe
Je pensais pas qu’on puisse autant
S’amuser autour d’une tombe
Est-ce que ce monde est sérieux ?
Est-ce que ce monde est sérieux ?
Si, si hombre, hombre
Baila, baila

Hay que bailar de nuevo
Y mataremos otros
Otras vidas, otros toros
Y mataremos otros
Venga, venga a bailar…
Y mataremos otros

:sunglasses:


#93

“Right On” - Marvin Gaye

Hey baby
That’s alright people
I know that’s alright
Oh, when we love each other
I know that’s alright
Oh feel it, feel it
Oh everybody feel it
God know that’s alright, yes
Some of us were born
With money to spend
Some of us were born
For races to win
Some of us are aware
That it’s good for us to care
Some of us feel the icy wind
Of poverty blowing in the air
For those of us who simply like to socialize
For those of us who tend the sick
Ah, and heed the people’s cries
Let me say to you
Right on
Right on, feel it
Yea, oh, oh, Oh Lord, Lord, people
And I say, Right on
Honey right on
For those of us who live
Where peace is craved
For those of us who live, uh-huh
Where hatred is enslaved, alright
For those of us who live a life
Yea, surrounded by good fortune and wealth
Talk about it
Those of us who live a life
Hey, hey, hey enjoying ourselves
For those of us who got drowned
In the sea of happiness
For the soul that takes pride in his God
And himself and everything else
Love
That’s all it is
We need love
That’s all it is
Oh, oh
Love, love
Love’s the thing
Love, love, love, love
Sweet love, love
Wonderful love
Ah, true love, love
Love for your brother
Love, for God
Pure love
Love can conquer hate everytime
Give out some love and you’ll find
Peace sublime
And my darling, one more thing
If you let me, I will take you
To live where love is King
Ah, ah baby, baby
Ah, ah, ah, baby
People, people
People who love and care
That’s alright
Alright
Ah…


#94

“bullet the blue sky” - U2

In the howling wind comes a stinging rain
See it driving nails
Into the souls on the tree of pain
From the firefly, a red orange glow
See the face of fear
Running scared in the valley below

Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue
Bullet the blue

In the locust wind comes a rattle and hum
Jacob wrestled the angel
And the angel was overcome
You plant a demon seed
You raise a flower of fire
See them burning crosses
See the flames higher and higher

Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue
Bullet the blue

This guy comes up to me
His face red like a rose in a thorn bush
Like all the colors of a royal flush
And he’s peeling off those dollar bills
Slapping them down
One hundred, two hundred
And I can see those fighter planes
And I can see those fighter planes

Across the mud huts where the children sleep
Through the alleys of a quiet city street
You take the staircase to the first floor
Turn the key and slowly unlock the door
As a man breathes into a saxophone
And through the walls you hear the city groan
Outside is America
Outside is America, America

Across the field you see the sky ripped open
See the rain through a gaping wound
Pounding on the women and children
Who run
Into the arms
Of America

:sunglasses:


#95

“sugar mice” - Marillion

don’t need any comments :+1:

I was flicking through the channels on the TV
On a Sunday in Milwaukee in the rain
Trying to piece together conversations
Trying to find out where to lay the blame
But when it comes right down to it there’s no use trying to pretend
For when it gets right down to it there’s no one here that’s left to blame
Blame it on me, you can blame it on me
We’re just sugar mice in the rain

I heard Sinatra calling me through the floorboards
Where you pay a quarter for a partnership in rhyme
To the jukebox crying in the corner
While the waitress is counting out the time

For when it comes right down to it there’s no use trying to pretend
For when it gets right down to it there’s no one really left to blame
Blame it on me, you can blame it on me
We’re just sugar mice in the rain

‘Cos I know what I feel, know what I want I know what I am
Daddy took a raincheck
’ Cos I know what I want, know what I feel I know what I need
Daddy took a raincheck, your daddy took a raincheck
Ain’t no one in here that’s left to blame but me
Blame it on me, blame it on me

Well the toughest thing that I ever did was talk to the kids on the phone
When I heard them asking questions I knew that you were all alone
Can’t you understand that the government left me out of work
I just couldn’t stand the looks on their faces saying, “What a jerk”

So if you want my address it’s number one at the end of the bar
Where I sit with the broken angels clutching at straws and nursing our scars
Blame it on me, blame it on me,
Sugar mice in the rain, your daddy took a raincheck

:sunglasses:


#96

…No comment except ‘Genius’.


#97

of course :wink:

:sunglasses:


#98

“Shelter From The Storm” - Bob Dylan

I was in another lifetime one of toil and blood
When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness a creature void of form
"Come in" she said
"I’ll give you shelter from the storm".

And if I pass this way again you can rest assured
I’ll always do my best for her on that I give my word
In a world of steel-eyed death and men who are fighting to be warm
"Come in" she said
"I’ll give you shelter from the storm".

Not a word was spoke between us there was little risk involved
Everything up to that point had been left unresolved
Try imagining a place where it’s always safe and warm
"Come in" she said
"I’ll give you shelter from the storm".

I was burned out from exhaustion buried in the hail
Poisoned in the bushes and blown out on the trail
Hunted like a crocodile ravaged in the corn
"Come in" she said
"I’ll give you shelter from the storm".

Suddenly I turned around and she was standing there
With silver bracelets on her wrists and flowers in her hair
She walked up to me so gracefully and took my crown of thorns
"Come in" she said
"I’ll give you shelter from the storm".

Now there’s a wall between us something there’s been lost
I took too much for granted got my signals crossed
Just to think that it all began on a long-forgotten morn
"Come in" she said
"I’ll give you shelter from the storm".

Well the deputy walks on hard nails and the preacher rides a mount
But nothing really matters much it’s doom alone that counts
And the one-eyed undertaker he blows a futile horn
"Come in" she said
"I’ll give you shelter from the storm".
I’ve heard newborn babies wailing like a mourning dove
And old men with broken teeth stranded without love
Do I understand your question man is it hopeless and forlorn
"Come in" she said
"I’ll give you shelter from the storm".

In a little hilltop village they gambled for my clothes
I bargained for salvation and they gave me a lethal dose
I offered up my innocence and got repaid with scorn
"Come in" she said
"I’ll give you shelter from the storm".

Well I’m living in a foreign country but I’m bound to cross the line
Beauty walks a razor’s edge someday I’ll make it mine
If I could only turn back the clock to when God and her were born
"Come in" she said
"I’ll give you shelter from the storm".


#99

#100

“Sky Blue And Black” - Jackson Browne