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Old 10-07-2007, 11:45 AM   #1
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Song lyrics that mean something to you

This is an interesting thread on another forum I frequent, so I thought I'd try it over here. Post some of your favorite/most meaningful lyrics. A song that speaks to you. You can tell us why, or you can leave it up to our individual interpretations.

I'll start out. When I got on the plane in Ft. Lauderdale after leaving my father-in-law, my mother-in-law and my wife at the hospital in West Palm Beach, I knew that was the last time I would see him alive, though I wouldn't call what he had when I left "living."

I miss him every day. This song is the first thing I listened to on the plane as we climbed to cruising altitude. I wrote in my journal and contemplated my relationship with my own father. This song reminds me of Fred (my father-in-law) but it speaks of my relationship with my father.

U2


Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own




Tough, you think you've got the stuff
You're telling me and anyone
You're hard enough

You don't have to put up a fight
You don't have to always be right
Let me take some of the punches
For you tonight

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don't have to go it alone

And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you when I don't pick up the phone
Sometimes you can't make it on your own

We fight all the time
You and I...that's alright
We're the same soul
I don't need...I don't need to hear you say
That if we weren't so alike
You'd like me a whole lot more

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don't have to go it alone

And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you when I don't pick up the phone
Sometimes you can't make it on your own

I know that we don't talk
I'm sick of it all
Can - you - hear - me - when - I -
Sing, you're the reason I sing
You're the reason why the opera is in me...

Where are we now?
I've got to let you know
A house still doesn't make a home
Don't leave me here alone...

And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you that makes it hard to let go
Sometimes you can't make it on your own
Sometimes you can't make it
The best you can do is to fake it
Sometimes you can't make it on your own

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Old 10-07-2007, 12:17 PM   #2
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God Bless America. I can never hear that song without a tear coming to my eye.
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Old 10-07-2007, 04:27 PM   #3
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Believe by Savatage.

Main Street by Bob Segar.

Lips of An Angel by Hinder.

Man On The Corner by Phil Collins.

Then again you can play almost anything by Phil Collins as a solo artist or with Genesis and it'll have meaning for the simple fact of my dad loving him as much as I do if not more.

There's more. ALOT more but these are what come to mind right now.
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:15 PM   #4
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The Dance-Garth Brooks.
My sisters and I heard this song for the first time when we were coming home to take showers after being with my mom at the hospital for a few days. We were pretty quiet, so, we were able to really listen to the words and we all started crying. That day the doctor told us that she had a couple of days left. Sure enough, she left us 2 days later. We played the song at her services and now everytime we hear it, it seems like something is going on and she is just saying, Hey, I'm here and I'm with you" My sister heard it on the way to my mammaw's to tell her about my niece having cancer. She said that it made her relax enough to tell her.
At first, that song was really hard to listen to. Now, like I said, it's like she's saying hello to us.
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:29 PM   #5
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Jimmy Buffet ... A pirate looks at 40

Il Divo ... Mama

Jimmy Buffet ... Come Monday

Barry Manilow ... Ships

Garth Brooks ... The dance

Garth Brooks ... Unanswered prayer

I'll stop there
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Old 10-07-2007, 06:47 PM   #6
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The Dance-Garth Brooks.
The first race after Davey Allison died from injuries suffered in a helicopter crash at Talladega, when his uncle Donny did the last lap in the 28 car, this was the song that played on the TV. A few years later I had the pleasure of getting to know his widow Liz and the kids, Robbie and Christa, while at a dude ranch in Colorado owned by our former family physician. I told Robbie during a discussion on a hay ride in which Robbie brought up who his dad was that Davey was my favorite driver and that NASCAR had lost its lustre after he was gone. I told all three of them that I couldn't listen to The Dance without thinking of Davey and shedding a tear. What a beautiful, poignant song. Thank you, TG.

The Dance
Garth Brooks


Looking back on the memory of
The dance we shared 'neath the stars above
For a moment all the world was right
How could I have known that you'd ever say goodbye

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end
The way it all would go

Our lives are better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance

Holding you, I held everything
For a moment wasn't I a king
But if I'd only known how the king would fall
Hey, who's to say? You know I might have changed it all

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end
The way it all would go

Our lives are better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance

Yes my life, it's better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:48 PM   #7
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I'm in love with Emma Peel
Smooth as ivory, hard as steel.
Wanna know the way she feels.
Wanna touch her.


She appears upon the screen,
She's a two-dimensional dream.
Is she really what she seems?
Am I crazy?


The house is empty,
My girlfriend left me.
I don't go out
I've got no friends.

But I've got a TV,
Emma, you move me.
I feel good till the rerun ends.
Till the rerun ends.



The reception's crystal clear
I can feel she's really here
And I whisper in her ear,
"Lord, I love you."


Emma, I'll be your Steed,
I'll be all you'll ever need.
If I cry and if I plead
Will it help me?


The house is empty,
My girlfriend left me.
I don't go out
I've got no friends.

But I've got a TV,
Emma, you move me.
I feel good till the rerun ends.
Till the rerun ends.

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Old 10-07-2007, 07:57 PM   #8
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Our wedding song and part of our wedding vows. It's the story of Buck and me:

EVERGREEN (From "A Star is Born" with Barbra Streisand and Chris Christofferson)

Love soft as an easy chair
Love fresh as the morning air
One love that is shared by two
I have found with you.

Like a rose under the April snow
I was always certain love would grow
Love ageless and evergreen
Seldom seen by two.

You and I will make each night a first
Every day a beginning
Spirits rise and their dance is unrehearsed
They warm and excite us, cause we have the brightest love.

Two lives that shine as one
Morning glory and midnight sun
Time we've learned to sail above
Time won't change the meaning of one love
Ageless and ever evergreen.
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It is a beautiful song, isn't it?

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The first race after Davey Allison died from injuries suffered in a helicopter crash at Talladed, when his uncle Donny did the last lap in the 28 car, this was the song that played on the TV. A few years later I had the pleasure of getting to know his widow Liz and the kids, Robbie and Christa, while at a dude ranch in Colorado owned by our former family physician. I told Robbie during a discussion on a hay ride in which Robbie brought up who his dad was that Davey was my favorite driver and that NASCAR had lost its lustre after he was gone. I told all three of them that I couldn't listen to The Dance without thinking of Davey and shedding a tear. What a beautiful, poignant song. Thank you, TG.

The Dance
Garth Brooks

Looking back on the memory of
The dance we shared 'neath the stars above
For a moment all the world was right
How could I have known that you'd ever say goodbye

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end
The way it all would go

Our lives are better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance

Holding you, I held everything
For a moment wasn't I a king
But if I'd only known how the king would fall
Hey, who's to say? You know I might have changed it all

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end
The way it all would go

Our lives are better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance

Yes my life, it's better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance
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Old 10-07-2007, 11:36 PM   #10
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Bon Jovi!!!

"Have A Nice Day"

Why, you wanna tell me how to live my life?
Who, are you to tell me if it's black or white?
Mama, can you hear me? Try to understand.
Is innocence the difference between a boy and a man.
My daddy lived the lie, it's just the price that he paid.
Sacrificed his life, just slavin' away.

Ohhh, if there's one thing I hang onto,
That gets me through the night.
I ain't gonna do what I don't want to,
I'm gonna live my life.
Shining like a diamond, rolling with the dice,
Standing on the ledge, I show the wind how to fly.
When the world gets in my face,
I say, Have A Nice Day.
Have A Nice Day

Take a look around you; nothing's what it seems
We're living in the broken home of hopes and dreams,
Let me be the first to shake a helping hand.
Anybody brave enough to take a stand,
I've knocked on every door, on every dead end street,
Looking for forgiveness,
what's left to believe?

Ohhh, if there's one thing I hang onto,
That gets me through the night.
I ain't gonna do what I don't want to,
I'm gonna live my life.
Shining like a diamond, rolling with the dice,
Standing on the ledge, I show the wind how to fly.
When the world gets in my face,
I say, Have A Nice Day.
Have A Nice Day.

[Guitar Solo]

Ohhh, if there's one thing I hang onto,
That gets me through the night.
I ain't gonna do what I don't want to,
I'm gonna live my life.
Shining like a diamond, rolling with the dice,
Standing on the ledge, I show the wind how to fly.
When the world gets in my face,
I say, Have A Nice Day.
Have A Nice Day.
Have A Nice Day.
Have A Nice Day.
Have A Nice Day.

When The world keeps trying, to drag me down,
I've gotta raise my hands, gonna stand my ground.
Well I say, Have A Nice Day.
Have A Nice Day
Have A Nice Day
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