Lyrics that hit the spot...

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  1. naughty

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    Have you ever had a lyric just hit you in the gut... I have quite a few but here is one that I have always wanted to sing.. Add your own.

    YOU GO TO MY HEAD

    You go to my head
    You go to my head,
    And you linger like a haunting refrain
    And I find you spinning round in my brain
    Like the bubbles in a glass of champagne.

    You go to my head
    Like a sip of sparkling burgundy brew
    And I find the very mention of you
    Like the kicker in a julep or two.

    The thrill of the thought
    That you might give a thought
    To my plea casts a spell over me
    Still I say to myself: get a hold of yourself
    Can't you see that it can never be?

    You go to my head
    With smile that makes my temperature rise
    Like a summer with a thousand Julys
    You intoxicate my soul with your eyes

    Tho I'm certain that this heart of mine
    Hasn't a ghost of a chance in this crazy romance,
    You go to my head.

    listen to Art Pepper's instrumental version of the sultry classic YouTube - Art Pepper - You Go To My Head
     
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    Here is another that I found on a collaborative album between Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello.


    Elvis Costello - What's Her Name Today? Lyrics



    What's her name today?
    What's her name today?
    She could be anyone
    I might have known you'd leave her crying
    What's her name again?
    You should be ashamed
    How could you treat her so unspeakably?
    Or did you think she was a different girl?

    For as the radio played in the bedroom wall
    What was that name you called her?
    Was she the one who took away your pride
    And your reason?
    Oh, why did you decide that
    You'd punish any girl you meet
    To try and make that feeling go away?

    What's her name today?
    What's her name today?
    Is her hair hanging down?
    Or maybe it's fixed with a ribbon

    Are her eyes still blue?
    Should she trust in you?
    Because it's a lonely world
    She wants to believe for a while in all the things you say

    But as the radio played in the bedroom wall
    What was that name you called her?
    Isn't her smile reminiscent of someone else?
    Well, is it or isn't it?
    Oh, why did you decide that
    You'd punish any girl you meet
    To try and make that feeling go away?

    What's her name today?
    Is she going to stay
    So you can ruin her?
    And soon she'll be twisted in chiffon

    Dress her like a doll
    String her like a pearl
    She hears peals of bells, but it's hard to tell
    Now that she's hung up like a chandelier

    What's her name?
    What's her name?
    What's her name today?
     
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    I can't get started


    I've flown around the world in a plane
    I've settled revolutions in Spain
    The North Pole I have charted
    But I can't get started
    With you

    Round the golf course I'm under par
    Metro Goldwyn has asked me to star
    My house is a show place
    Still, I can't get no place
    With you

    "cause You're so supreme
    Lyrics I write to you
    And I dream
    Dream day and night of you
    and I scheme
    Just for the sight of you
    But tell me baby
    what good does it do?


    I've been consulted
    By Frankin D
    Greta Garbo
    has asked me to tea
    But I'm all brokenhearted
    "Cause I Can't get started
    With you


    YouTube - Anita O'Day 1986 - I Can't Get Started # 4/11
     
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    I Hate Myself For Loving You Lyrics

    Midnight, gettin uptight
    Where are you?
    You said you'd meet me, now it's quarter to 2.
    I know I'm hangin but I'm still wantin you
    Hey, Jack- it's a fact they're talkin in town
    I turn my back and you're messin around.
    I'm not really jealous- dont like lookin like a clown.

    I think of you every night and day
    You took my heart and you took my pride away...

    refrain:
    I hate myself for loving you,
    Can't break free from the things that you do.
    I wanna walk but I run back to you
    Thats why I hate myself for lovin you.

    Daylight spent the night without you
    But I've been dreamin' 'bout the lovin' you do
    I won't be as angry 'bout the hell you put me through

    Hey man bet you can treat me right
    You just don't know what you was missin' last night
    I wanna see your face and say forget it just from spite

    I think of you every night and day-
    You took my heart and you took my pride away...

    (refrain)

    I think of you every night and day
    You took my heart and you took my pride away...

    (refrain)
    (refrain)


    I hate myself....for loving you (5x)
     
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    ... anything by a band called "The Weakerthans". Not the kind of stuff I normally listen to, but I just love the band.

    Directly from their site... as mashed together with some missing punctuation.

    Without Mythologies

    A soft breeze with the slippery concrete black and full of muddy slush, contrasting with the hoarfrost, clean and hung on a tunnel of silent shivering trees (the ones you said you'd like to be), and the birds that screamed at the sun now buried deep down below the ground, beneath the snow, I press my shoulder to this wall between us. I know you are behind me but I press my shoulder to this wall, determined not to turn around. I know I'll see you standing, still that statue that I molded in my mind to kiss, so beautiful you'll never move again. Someplace far away, at some sad table littered with bad light, with chipped plates, in 48 frames from a movie on the cutting room floor, you said "True meaning would be dying with you", and though I wanted to, I did not smile. But now I will give up on this wall that we have fought with, never uncover meaning behind our rich words. If I could I would make you a raging river, with angry rapids, supplied with rain, so you could always meander and forever be able to run away without contending with myths wrongly interpreted with pain. A harsh wind.
     
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    [FONT='Times New Roman', serif]Release Me by Wilson Phillips[/FONT]
    [FONT='Times New Roman', serif]I know that its time for a change
    Mmm but when that change comes
    Will you still feel the same?

    How many times have I tried to turn this love around?
    I dont want to give up
    But baby its time I had two feet on the ground
    Can you release me
    Can you release me
    Now that youre gone I cant help myself from wondering
    Oh, if youd have come down from your high
    Would weve been all right?
    Release me
    Can you release me

    Chorus:
    Come on baby, come on baby
    You knew it was time to just let go
    cause we want to be free
    But somehow its just not that easy
    Come on darlin, hear me darlin
    cause youre a waste of time for me
    Im trying to make you see
    That baby youve just got to release me
    Release me
    Release me
    Im not going back to you anymore
    Finally my weakened heart is healing though very slow
    So stop coming around my door
    cause youre not gonna find
    What youre looking for

    (chorus)

    What is this power youve got on me
    What is this power, oh
    What is it,what is it

    (chorus)

    Release me
    Will you release me
    Ah...release me
    Will you release me
    [/FONT]
     
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    Pearl Jam 'Black'

    This has nothing to do with anything in my life right now, but there have been times when I was down over a girl or whatever else and these lyrics and song were profoundly accurate in describing true heart ache. Some times I read along to the lyrics as I listen to the song. Still gives me chills.


    Sheets of empty canvas, untouched sheets of clay
    Were laid spread out before me as her body once did
    All five horizons revolved around her soul
    As the earth to the sun
    Now the air I tasted and breathed, has taken a turn

    Ooh, and all I taught her was everything
    Ooh, I know she gave me all that she wore
    And now my bitter hands chafe beneath the clouds
    Of what was everything?
    All the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything...

    I take a walk outside
    I'm surrounded by some kids at play
    I can feel their laughter, so why do I sear?
    Oh, and twisted thoughts that spin round my head
    I'm spinning, oh, I'm spinning
    How quick the sun can drop away

    And now my bitter hands cradle broken glass
    Of what was everything?
    All the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything...

    All the love gone bad, turned my world to black
    Tattooed all I see, all that I am, all I'll be... yeah...
    Uh huh... uh huh... ooh...

    I know someday you'll have a beautiful life,
    I know you'll be a star in somebody else's sky
    But why, why, why can't it be, can't it be mine
     
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    This song got my friend over the hump of a wicked bad break up.

    The Heart Of The Matter Lyrics
    ยป Don Henley


    I got the call today, I didn't wanna hear
    But I knew that it would come
    An old true friend of ours was talkin' on the phone
    She said you found someone
    And I thought of all the bad luck,
    And the struggles we went through
    And how I lost me and you lost you
    What are these voices outside love's open door
    Make us throw off our contentment
    And beg for something more?

    I'm learning to live without you now
    But I miss you sometimes
    The more I know, the less I understand
    All the things I thought I knew, I'm learning again
    I've been tryin' to get down to the Heart of the Matter
    But my will gets weak
    And my thoughts seem to scatter
    But I think it's about forgiveness
    Forgiveness
    Even if, even if you don't love me anymore

    These times are so uncertain
    There's a yearning undefined
    ...People filled with rage
    We all need a little tenderness
    How can love survive in such a graceless age
    The trust and self-assurance that can lead to happiness
    They're the very things we kill, I guess
    Pride and competition cannot fill these empty arms
    And the work I put between us,
    Doesn't keep me warm

    I'm learning to live without you now
    But I miss you, Baby
    The more I know, the less I understand
    All the things I thought I figured out, I have to learn again
    I've been tryin' to get down to the Heart of the Matter
    But everything changes
    And my friends seem to scatter
    But I think it's about forgiveness
    Forgiveness
    Even if, even if you don't love me anymore

    There are people in your life who've come and gone
    They let you down and hurt your pride
    Better put it all behind you; life goes on
    You keep carrin' that anger, it'll eat you inside

    I've been tryin' to get down to the Heart of the Matter
    But my will gets weak
    And my thoughts seem to scatter
    But I think it's about forgiveness
    Forgiveness
    Even if, even if you don't love me anymore

    I've been tryin' to get down to the Heart of the Matter
    Because the flesh will get weak
    And the ashes will scatter
    So I'm thinkin' about forgiveness
    Forgiveness
    Even if, even if you don't love me anymore
     
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    "It's My Life" Bon Jovi

    This ain't a song for the broken-hearted
    No silent prayer for the faith-departed
    I ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd
    You're gonna hear my voice
    When I shout it out loud

    [Chorus:]
    It's my life
    It's now or never
    I ain't gonna live forever
    I just want to live while I'm alive
    (It's my life)
    My heart is like an open highway
    Like Frankie said
    I did it my way
    I just wanna live while I'm alive
    It's my life

    This is for the ones who stood their ground
    For Tommy and Gina who never backed down
    Tomorrow's getting harder make no mistake
    Luck ain't even lucky
    Got to make your own breaks

    [Chorus:]
    It's my life
    And it's now or never
    I ain't gonna live forever
    I just want to live while I'm alive
    (It's my life)
    My heart is like an open highway
    Like Frankie said
    I did it my way
    I just want to live while I'm alive
    'Cause it's my life

    Better stand tall when they're calling you out
    Don't bend, don't break, baby, don't back down

    [Chorus:]
    It's my life
    And it's now or never
    'Cause I ain't gonna live forever
    I just want to live while I'm alive
    (It's my life)
    My heart is like an open highway
    Like Frankie said
    I did it my way
    I just want to live while I'm alive

    [Chorus:]
    It's my life
    And it's now or never
    'Cause I ain't gonna live forever
    I just want to live while I'm alive
    (It's my life)
    My heart is like an open highway
    Like Frankie said
    I did it my way
    I just want to live while I'm alive
    'Cause it's my life!
     
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    Fifth verse of the Battle Hymn of the Republic should do something even for a dead fish. Maybe even an irreligious dead fish.
     
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    "Blame it on My Youth" by Oscar Levant

    If I expected love when first we kissed,
    Blame it on my youth.
    If only just for you I did exist,
    Blame it on my youth.

    I believed in everything
    Like a child of three.
    You meant more than anything;
    All the world to me.

    If you were on my mind all night and day,
    Blame it on my youth.
    If I forgot to eat and sleep and pray,
    Blame it on my youth.

    If I cried a little bit
    When first I learned the truth,
    Don't blame it on my heart;
    Blame it on my youth.
     
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    I know it is cheesy but Bridge Over Troubled Water (my mum used sing it to me and now I sing it to my daughter):

    Sail on silver girl,
    Sail on by.
    Your time has come to shine.
    All your dreams are on their way.
    See how they shine.
    If you need a friend
    I'm sailing right behind.

    And my favourite love song is Stone Roses' Tightrope:

    (s)He's all that ever mattered, and all that ever will
    My cup, it runneth over, I'll never get my fill
    The boats in the harbour, slip from their chains
    Head for new horizons, lets do the same

    I'm not a flag-waver by any means - but I do get a knot in my throat at my national anthem - it sounds much better in Irish - but here's an excerpt in English (here's both versions with some pretty pictures if anyone's interested)

    In valley green, on towering crag
    Our fathers fought before us
    And conquered 'neath the same old flag
    That's proudly floating o'er us
    We're children of a fighting race
    That never yet has known disgrace
    And as we march, the foe to face
    We'll chant a soldier's song

    Soldiers are we
    Whose lives are pledged to Ireland,
    Some have come
    From a land beyond the wave
    Sworn to be free,
    No more our ancient sireland
    Shall shelter the despot or the slave,
    Tonight we man the 'bhearna bhaoil'
    In Erin's cause, come woe or weal
    'Mid cannon's roar and rifles' peal
    We'll chant a soldier's song
     
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    I had no idea you were Irish. Great! One of my best friends is coming over to meet her online amour for 3 weeks in August. I have heard from other friends who are over there for work that it is a fabulous place to be. We should talk sometime.
     
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    "Samson" - Regina Spektor

    You are my sweetest downfall
    I loved you first, I loved you first
    Beneath the sheets of paper lies my truth
    I have to go, I have to go
    Your hair was long when we first met

    Samson went back to bed
    Not much hair left on his head
    He ate a slice of wonder bread and went right back to bed
    And history books forgot about us and the bible didn't mention us
    And the bible didn't mention us, not even once

    You are my sweetest downfall
    I loved you first, I loved you first
    Beneath the stars came fallin' on our heads
    But they're just old light, they're just old light
    Your hair was long when we first met

    Samson came to my bed
    Told me that my hair was red
    Told me I was beautiful and came into my bed
    Oh I cut his hair myself one night
    A pair of dull scissors in the yellow light
    And he told me that I'd done alright
    And kissed me 'til the mornin' light, the mornin' light
    And he kissed me 'til the mornin' light

    Samson went back to bed
    Not much hair left on his head
    Ate a slice of wonderbread and went right back to bed
    Oh, we couldn't bring the columns down
    Yeah we couldn't destroy a single one
    And history books forgot about us
    And the bible didn't mention us, not even once

    You are my sweetest downfall
    I loved you first

    YouTube - Regina Spektor / Samson

    *sigh* This song is really new, and I don't even know if it's played on the radio... but I absolutely love it.
     
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    "I'll Follow You" - Death Cab for Cutie

    Love of mine
    Someday you will die
    But I'll be close behind
    I'll follow you into the dark
    No blinding lights or tunnels to gates of white
    Just our hands clasped so tight
    Waiting for the hint of the spark

    If heaven and hell decide that they both are satisfied
    Illuminate the no's on their vacancy signs
    If there's no one beside you when your soul embarks
    Then I'll follow you into the dark

    In catholic school, as vicious as Roman rule
    I got my knuckles bruised by a lady in black
    And I held my tongue as she told me "Son fear is the heart of love"
    So I never went back

    If heaven and hell decide that they both are satisfied
    Illuminate the no's on their vacancy signs
    If there's no one beside you when your soul embarks
    Then I'll follow you into the dark

    You and me
    Have seen everything to see
    From Bangkok to Calgary
    And the soles of you shoes
    Are all worn down, the time for sleep is now
    But it's nothing to cry about cause we'll hold each other soon
    In the blackest of rooms

    If heaven and hell decide that they both are satisfied
    Illuminate the no's on their vacancy signs
    If there's no one beside you when your soul embarks
    Then I'll follow you into the dark
    I'll follow you into the dark.

    YouTube - Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Follow You into the Dark

    It's beautiful!!!!
     
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    "Let Me Kiss You" - Morrissey

    There's a place in the sun
    For anyone who has the will to chase one
    I think I've found mine
    Yes, I do believe I have found mine

    So, close your eyes and think of someone you physically admire
    And let me kiss you, let me kiss you

    I've zig-zagged all over America and I cannot find a safety haven
    Say, would you let me cry on your shoulder
    I've heard that you'll try anything twice

    Close your eyes and think of someone you physically admire
    And let me kiss you, let me kiss you

    But then you open your eyes and you see someone that you physically despise
    But my heart is open, my heart is open to you.

    YouTube - Morrissey - Let Me Kiss You

    I know this song is a bit depressing, but it's beautiful... and it's how I feel sometimes.
     
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    IT doesnt matter if it is depressing it hits the spot for you and that is all that matters...:smile:
     
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    "Cancer" - My Chemical Romance

    Turn away
    If you could get me a drink
    Of water cause my lips are chapped and faded
    Call my Aunt Marie
    Help her gather all my things
    And bury me
    In all my favorite colors,
    My sisters and my brothers, still,
    I will not kiss you,
    Cause the hardest part of this,
    Is leaving you.

    Now turn away,
    Cause I'm awful just to see
    Cause all my hair's abandoned all my body,
    All my agony,
    Know that I will never marry,
    Baby, I'm just soggy from the chemo,
    But counting down the days to go.
    It just ain't living
    And I just hope you know,

    That if you say,
    Good-bye today,
    I'd ask you to be true,
    Cause the hardest part of this,
    Is leaving you...

    Cause the hardest part of this,
    Is leaving you...

    YouTube - Cancer - My Chemical Romance

    My mom died from cancer last year... I think this is why it hit me so hard.
     
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    Wow. I am so sorry Meg I know how that is. My dad died from Lung cancer 13 years ago.
     
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