The Song with the Best Lyrics

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  1. Grandmaster

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    What song would you nominate?
     
  2. Kush

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    Save Tonight by Eagle Eye Cherry?
    or Conversation by Eagle Eye Cherry
     
  3. Grandmaster

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    Would be nice if people posted the lyrics too :p
     
  4. Kush

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    Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight 
    go on and close the curtains
    'cause all we need is candlelight
    you and me ... and the bottle of wine
    and hold you tonight [ ohh ]
    
    well we know i'm going away
    and how i wish - i wish it weren't so
    so take this wine and drink with me
    let's delay our misery
    
    save tonight and fight the break of dawn
    come tomorrow - tomorrow i'll be gone
    save tonight and fight the break of dawn
    come tomorrow - tomorrow i'll be gone
    
    there's a log on the fire
    and it burns like me for you
    tomorrow comes with one desire
    to take me away [ ohh it's true ]
    
    it ain't easy to say good bye
    darling please - don't start to cry
    'cause girl you know i've got to go [ohh ]
    and Lord i wish it wasn't so
    
    save tonight and fight the break of dawn
    come tomorrow - tomorrow i'll be gone
    save tonight and fight the break of dawn
    come tomorrow - tomorrow i'll be gone
    
    tomorrow comes to take me away
    i wish that i - that i could stay
    but girl you know i've got to go [ohh ]
    and Lord i wish wasn't so
    
    save tonight and fight the break of dawn
    come tomorrow - tomorrow i'll be gone [ 4x ]
    
    tomorrow i'll be gone [ 4x ]
    
    save tonight [ 4x ]
    oh thats right
    save tonight - save tonight
    Code:
     Eagle Eye Cherry - Converation
    Conversation with the child who once believed in you
    How does one explain to him what it is you do
    He says Daddy Daddy please tell me it's not true
    What all the people are saying...saying about you
    
    There comes a time when one must face
    The life that you have led
    That is a hard thing to do
    When lies is all that has been said
    And the blamesless eyes of an innocent youth
    Is the begging for you to tell the truth
    It's such a hard way to learn...hard way to learn
    
    This moment of truth will hurt for life
    Don't need to tell you that ain't right
    Come now little boy don't you cry
    'Cause the child in you is still alive
    
    Conversation with the child who once believed in you
    How does one explain to him what it is you do
    He says Daddy Daddy please tell me its not true
    What all the people are saying...saying about you
    
    There comes a time in this child's life
    When the boy becomes a man
    So many things from his past he now can understand
    Like all the the times
    When Dad would leave and be gone for so long
    And he thought everything was all right
    And he thought everything was all right
    
    This moment of truth will hurt for life
    Don't need to tell you that ain't right
    COme now little boy don't you cry
    'Cause the child in you is still alive
    
    This moment of truth will hurt for life
    Don't need to tell you that ain't right
    Come now little boy don't you cry
    'Cause the child in you is still alive
    Such a hard way to learn.....(repeat)
    Coldplay - The Scientist
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    Come up to meet you, Tell you I’m sorry, You don’t know how lovely you are
    
    I had to find you, Tell you I need you, Tell you I set you apart
    
    Tell me your secrets, And ask me your questions, Aww let’s go back to the start
    
    Runnin’ in circles, [sounds like] Comin’ our tails, Heads on the science apart
    
    Nobody said it was easy
    It’s such a shame for us to part
    Nobody said it was easy
    No one ever said it would be this hard
    Aww take me back to the start
    
    I was just guessin’, At numbers and figures, Pullin’ the puzzles apart
    
    Questions of science, Science and progress, Do not speak as loud as my heart
    
    Tell me you love me, Come back to haunt me, Oh when I rush to the start
    
    Runnin’ in circles, [sounds like] Chasin’ our tails, Comin’ back as we are
    
    Nobody said it was easy
    Aww It’s such a shame for us to part
    Nobody said it was easy
    No one ever said it would be so hard
    I’m goin’ back to the start
    
    Ahhooooooooooooooooo
    Ahhooooooooooooooooo
    Ahhooooooooooooooooo
    Ahhooooooooooooooooo 
    i think all coldplay songs are good, they actually think about their lyrics before they put them to a good beat. actually ill post more of their songs that i like

    Coldplay - Don't Panic
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    Oh, we're sinking like stones,
    
    All that we fought for,
    
    All those places we've gone,
    
    All of us are done for.
    
    
    
    We live in a beautiful world,
    
    Yeah we do, yeah we do,
    
    We live in a beautiful world,
    
    Oh, we're sinking like stones,
    
    All that we fought for,
    
    All those places we've gone,
    
    All of us are done for.
    
    
    
    We live in a beautiful world,
    
    Yeah we do, yeah we do,
    
    We live in a beautiful world.
    
    
    
    Oh, all that I know,
    
    There's nothing here to run from,
    
    And there, everybody here's got somebody to lean on. 
    Coldplay - Clocks
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    Lights go out and I can’t be saved
    Tides that I tried to swim against
    Brought me down upon my knees
    Oh I beg, I beg and plead
    
    Singin’, come out if things aren’t said
    Shoot an apple off my head
    And a, trouble that can’t be named
    Tigers waitin’ to be tamed
    
    Singing, yooooooooooooo ohhhhhh
    Yoooooooooooo ohhhhhh
    
    Confusion never stops
    Closing walls and ticking clocks
    Gonna, come back and take you home
    I could not stop that you now know
    
    Singin’, come out upon my seas
    Curse missed opportunities
    Am I, a part of the cure
    Or am I part of the disease
    
    Singin’, yoooooooooooo ohhhhhh
    Yooooooooooooo ohhhhhh
    Yooooooooooooo ohhhhhh
    Yooooooooooooo ohhhhhh
    
    Yooooooooooooo ohhhhhh
    Yooooooooooooo ohhhhhh
    
    Oh nothing else compares
    Oh nothing else compares
    And nothing else compares
    
    Yooooooooooooo ohhhhhh
    Yooooooooooooo ohhhhhh
    
    Home, home, where I wanted to go
    Home, home, where I wanted to go
    Home, home, where I wanted to go
    Home, home, where I wanted to go 
    Coldplay - Fix You (I Really Like This Song's Lyrics)
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    When you try your best but you don't succeed
    When you get what you want but not what you need
    When you feel so tired but you can't sleep
    Stuck in reverse
    
    And the tears come streaming down your face
    When you lose something you cannot replace
    When you love someone but it goes to waste
    COULD IT BE WORSE?
    
    Lights will guide you home
    And ignite your bones
    And I will try to fix you
    
    And high up above or down below
    When you're too in love to let it go
    But if you never try you'll never know
    Just what you're worth
    
    Lights will guide you home
    And ignite your bones
    And I will try to fix you
    
    Tears stream down your face
    When you lose something you cannot replace
    Tears stream down your face
    And I
    
    Tears stream down your face
    I promise you I will learn from my mistakes
    Tears stream down your face
    And I
    
    Lights will guide you home
    And ignite your bones
    And I will try to fix you. 
    Coldplay - Yellow
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    Look at the stars,
    Look how they shine for you,
    And everything you do,
    Yeah they were all yellow,
    
    I came along
    I wrote a song for you
    And all the things you do
    And it was called yellow
    
    So then I took my turn
    Oh all the things I've done
    And it was all yellow
    
    Your skin
    Oh yeah your skin and bones
    Turn into something beautiful
    D'you know you know I love you so
    You know I love you so
    
    I swam across
    I jumped across for you
    Oh all the things you do
    Cause you were all yellow
    
    I drew a line
    I drew a line for you
    Oh what a thing to do
    And it was all yellow
    
    Your skin
    Oh yeah your skin and bones
    Turn into something beautiful
    D'you know for you i bleed myself dry
    For you i bleed myself dry
    
    Its true look how they shine for you
    look how they shine for you
    look how they shine for you
    look how they shine for you
    look how they shine for you
    look how they shine
    look at the stars look how they shine for you 
    Alright guys just one more, Coldplay - In My Place
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    In my place, in my place
    Were lines that I couldn't change
    I was lost, oh yeah
    
    I was lost, I was lost
    Crossed lines I shouldn't have crossed
    I was lost, oh yeah
    
    Yeah, how long must you wait for him?
    Yeah, how long must you pay for him?
    Yeah, how long must you wait for him?
    
    I was scared, I was scared
    Tired and underprepared
    But I wait for you
    
    If you go, if you go
    Leaving me here on my own
    Well I wait for you
    
    Yeah, how long must you wait for him?
    Yeah, how long must you pay for him?
    Yeah, how long must you wait for him?
    
    Please, please, please
    Come on and sing to me
    To me, me
    
    Come on and sing it out, out, out
    Come on and sing it now, now, now
    Come on and sing it
    
    In my place, in my place
    Were lines that I couldn't change
    I was lost, oh yeah
    Oh yeah
    
    Heres a Bit of Motovational song, simple and straight forward lyrics
    Chicane - Don't Give Up (Vocals on this song are done by Bryan Adams)
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    Don't give it up
    
    Don't worry if the sun don't shine
    You've seen it before, you don't need to worry
    Every day's an uphill climb, nothing has changed
    Believe me when I tell ya
    
    Don't give it up
    Don't give it up
    
    Don't give up, you know it's true
    You gotta do what you wanna do
    Don't give up, you don't have to
    You gotta do what you wanna do
    Oh yeah
    Don't give it up, you know it's true
    You gotta do what you wanna do
    
    Don't worry if the sun don't shine
    You've seen it before, you don't need to worry
    Every day's an uphill climb, nothing has changed
    Believe me when I tell ya
    
    Don't give it up
    
    Don't give up, you know it's true
    You gotta do what you wanna do
    Don't give up, you don't have to
    You gotta do what you wanna do
    Oh yeah
    Don't give it up, you know it's true
    You gotta do what you wanna do
    
    Foo Fighters - Best Of You
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    I’ve got another confession to make
    I’m your fool
    Everyone’s got their chains to break
    Holdin’ you
    
    Were you born to resist or be abused?
    Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?
    Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?
    
    Are you gone and onto someone new?
    I needed somewhere to hang my head
    Without your noose
    You gave me something that I didn’t have
    But had no use
    I was too weak to give in
    Too strong to lose
    My heart is under arrest again
    But I break loose
    My head is giving me life or death
    But I can’t choose
    I swear I’ll never give in
    I refuse
    
    Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?
    Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?
    Has someone taken your faith?
    Its real, the pain you feel
    You trust, you must
    Confess
    Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?
    Oh...
    
    Oh...Oh...Oh...Oh...
    
    Has someone taken your faith?
    Its real, the pain you feel
    The life, the love
    You die to heal
    The hope that starts
    The broken hearts
    You trust, you must
    Confess
    
    Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?
    Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?
    
    I’ve got another confession my friend
    I’m no fool
    I’m getting tired of starting again
    Somewhere new
    
    Were you born to resist or be abused?
    I swear I’ll never give in
    I refuse
    
    Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?
    Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?
    Has someone taken your faith?
    Its real, the pain you feel
    You trust, you must
    Confess
    Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?
    Oh...
    *sneaks away from the thread quietly on his tipy toes*
     
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  5. LordOfLA

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  6. Evil Marge

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    None,I like music for the tune not the words :D

    A lot of songs these days are just the same 1/2 dozen lines over and over,must take all of 5 minutes to write :rolleyes:
     
  7. Bman

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    That's so wrong, music is good from every detail, guitar, bass, drums, voicals, and lyrics, they all come together and make a song good. Even if one songs "tune" sucks the lyrics could make it good. I'm pretty sure It takes longer then 5 minites to write, sing I was in a band before thank you.
     
  8. kcnychief

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    I have always been a big fan of Eminem and Jay-Z, both in regards to sound and how lyrically talented they are. I will post lyrics from some of my favorite songs later today, but don't want to look them up as I am at work :)
     
  9. Tittles

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    :laugh:

    That is a good song
     
  10. muzikool

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    Anything by U2. ;)
     
  11. Grandmaster

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    You're disqualified :p

    The thing I love about Eminem is how he changes his words phonetically to make it ryhme with the beat. Jay-Z I used to think was okay, but if you take his word about free styling every rap he does, you have to admit that's some skill involved there too :)

    Ahh, so expected :eek:


    POST SOME LYRICS DAMMIT. :lick:
     
  12. Johnny

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    The normal writing precedure of today ..

    1. Go to bathroom with pen and paper
    2. Sit on can
    3. Power squeeze
    4. Write a line
    5. Power squeez again
    6. Write another line
    7. Repeat steps 3, 4, 5, and 6 until said hit comes out.

    The above should take about 3 to 5 minutes. You may not believe this, but the biggest majority of hits were written in less than 5 minutes. Hence the reason why a lot of todays music is crap.

    As far as favorite lyrics:
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    [B]Majesty (Here I Am)[/B] - Delirious?, World Service.
    
     Here I am humbled by your Majesty
    Covered by your grace so free
    Here I am, knowing I'm a sinful man
    Covered by the blood of the Lamb
    
    Now I've found the greatest love of all is mine
    Since you laid down your life
    The greatest sacrifice
    
    Majesty, Majesty
    Your grace has found me just as I am
    Empty handed, but alive in your hands
    Majesty, Majesty
    Forever I am changed by your love
    In the presence of your Majesty
    
    Here I am humbled by the love that you give
    Forgiven so that I can forgive
    Here I stand, knowing that I'm your desire
    Sanctified by glory and fire
    
    Now I've found the greatest love of all is mine
    Since you laid down your life
    The greatest sacrifice
     
  13. Tittles

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    This isn't to bad...not sure who many people will like it.

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    Brand New - Soco Amaretto Lime
    
    Passed out on the overpass 
    Sunday best and broken glass 
    Broken down from the bikes and bars 
    Suspended like spirits over speeding cars 
    You and me we're kings over the parkway tonight 
    And tonight will go on forever while we 
    walk around this town like we own the streets 
    and stay awake through summer like we own the heat 
    Singing "everybody wake up (wake up) it's time to get down" 
    (everybody, everybody wake up it's time to get down) 
    And when I pass the bottle back to Pete 
    on the overpass tonight, I bet we laugh 
    
    I'm gonna stay eighteen forever (cut me open) 
    So we can stay like this forever (sun poisoned) 
    And we'll never miss a party (this offer...)
    cause we keep them going constantly (...stands forever)
    And we'll never have to listen (new haircut) 
    to anyone about anything (new bracelet) 
    cause it's all been done and its all been said (eyeliner) 
    we're the coolest kids and we take what we can get
    
    The hell out of this town 
    Find some conversation 
    The low fuel lights been on for days 
    It doesn't mean anything 
    I've got another 500, 'nother 500 miles 
    before we shut this engine down, 
    we shut it down
    
    I'm gonna stay eighteen forever (cut me open) 
    So we can stay like this forever (sun poisoned) 
    And we'll never miss a party (this offer...)
    cause we keep them going constantly (...stands forever)
    And we'll never have to listen (new haircut) 
    to anyone about anything (new bracelet) 
    cause its all been done and its all been said (eyeliner) 
    we're the coolest kids and we take what we can get (wait forever) 
    
    (you're just jealous cause I'm young and in love) 
    Eighteen forever (first kisses)
    (your stomach's filled up but you're starved for conversation) 
    So we can stay like this forever (new stitches)
    (you're spending all your nights growing old in your bed) 
    And we'll never miss a party (collar weekend)
    (and your tearin up your photos cause you wanna forget... it's over) 
    cause we keep them going constantly (appearance ticket)
    (you're just jealous cause I'm young and in love) 
    And we'll never have to listen (November to...)
    (your stomach's filled up but you're starved for conversation) 
    to anyone about anything cause it's all been done (...remember)
    (you're spending all your nights growing old in your bed) 
    and it's all been said (nightswimmers)
    (and your tearin up your photos cause you wanna forget... it's over) 
    we're the coolest kids and we take what we can get 
    
    Just jealous cause we're young and in love 
    You're just jealous cause we're young and in love 
    You're just jealous cause we're young and in love 
    You're just jealous cause we're young and in love 
    You're just jealous cause we're young and in love 
    You're just jealous cause we're young and in love
    You're just jealous cause [turntable scratch] 
    I actually think all the songs from Brand New's Deja Entendu CD are great and have good lyrics.
     
  14. Evil Marge

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    Exactly
     
  15. Bman

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    guess you have never written any lyrics before...maybe some people are like that, but the good ones arent.
     
  16. Johnny

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    out of curiosity, bman, How old are you and what music are you into ??
     
  17. Bman

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    I listen to every type of music, except for classical and country, im 17...

    and please do not even say age has anything to do with this.
     
  18. Bman

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    very good song man!
     
  19. Hsn

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    Lyrically, I liked "Things I Don't Understand" from Coldplay.

    Beautiful. :)
     
  20. Sazar

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    All around, I loved this following ditty

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    We passed upon the stairs, we spoke of was and when
    Although I wasn't there, he said I was his friend
    Which came as a surprise I spoke into his eyes
    I thought you died alone, a long long time ago
    
    Oh no, not me
    We never lost control
    You're face to face
    of a man who sold the world
    
    I laughed and shook his hand, and made my way back home
    I searched a far the land, for years and years I roamed
    I gazed a gazey stare, we walked a million hills
    I must have died alone, a long long time ago
    
    Who knows? not me
    I never lost control
    You're face to face
    With the man who sold the world
    
    Who knows? not me
    We never lost control
    You're face to face
    With the man who sold the world
    I prefer Nirvana's accoustic version to Bowie's original, but, depends on my mood. Great track, great album by Bowie either way :)