Personality Cafe banner
1 - 20 of 32 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,144 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
How does this thread work? Post a text snippet of some lyrics that resonate with you for any particular reason, and then share the song! Feel free to explain why you connected with them if you wish, but just the lyrics and the video are fine.

Just follow the format and you'll be fine. :happy:

[HR][/HR]

I got a backpack, shades, and a heart that's made of gold
and the title of my life, "The Best Story Ever Told."
And I think that I'm doing alright
So what if I wake up late and party all night?
I'm doing fine.


My Context:
I think I can say that as messed up as my life has been, and will probably continue to be, I can appreciate the fact that I'm ok with "doing fine" at the moment. I feel the strength of many friendships I haven't connected with in a long time and it's really uplifting to me right now. I'm feeling positive today.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
417 Posts
Like a moth to a flame, my wings burn away.
When things are too beautiful
I smash them to pieces.
The more that you love me
insecurity releases,
and I'll be the ones that's to blame,
so I'll sell my soul to blaze
like a moth to a flame.

- Moth (Hellyeah)

Not the best of all lyrics, but the meaning speaks volumes.


My Context: I've been up in arms with myself recently because I'm exactly that- a moth to a flame. I can't help it. Somethings are just so attractive to me and although I know I'll burn up by doing it, having it, going there, I'm still right here, flying into the light...

Also, the entire Blood for Blood album is incredible if anyone is interested.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,021 Posts
Kate Bush - Cloudbusting

You're like my yo-yo
That glowed in the dark
What made it special
Made it dangerous
So I bury it
And forget

...

I hid my yo-yo
In the garden
I can't hide you
From the government
Oh, God, Daddy
I won't forget

'Cause every time it rains
You're here in my head
Like the sun coming out
Ooh, I just know that something good is going to happen
And I don't know when
But just saying it could even make it happen

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,657 Posts
I love this thread!

My contribution:

Supertramp: The Logical Song

When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,
A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.
And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily,
Joyfully, playfully watching me.
But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible,
Logical, responsible, practical.
And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable,
Clinical, intellectual, cynical.

There are times when all the world's asleep,
The questions run too deep
For such a simple man.
Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please tell me who I am.

Now watch what you say or they'll be calling you a radical,
Liberal, fanatical, criminal.
Won't you sign up your name, we'd like to feel you're
Acceptable, respectable, presentable, a vegetable!

At night, when all the world's asleep,
The questions run so deep
For such a simple man.
Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please tell me who I am.


My context: Hooooo boy. I could get deep here. This song came out when I was a young kid, and I remember relating to it way back then. It's always been "my song."

Without getting too deep into my personal history, I'll just say that I never really felt understood by my parents, who are very conservative people. They wanted me to be practical, but I wanted to be creative...I wanted to be an artist or a writer, but they discouraged that...I never really felt like I could be ME, it felt suppressed. I had to keep it hidden, or else be critiqued and scolded.

It wasn't until I was much older that I came into my own and stopped caring what anyone else thinks of me.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,144 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
I love this thread!

My contribution:

Supertramp: The Logical Song

My context: Hooooo boy. I could get deep here. This song came out when I was a young kid, and I remember relating to it way back then. It's always been "my song."

Without getting too deep into my personal history, I'll just say that I never really felt understood by my parents, who are very conservative people. They wanted me to be practical, but I wanted to be creative...I wanted to be an artist or a writer, but they discouraged that...I never really felt like I could be ME, it felt suppressed. I had to keep it hidden, or else be critiqued and scolded.

It wasn't until I was much older that I came into my own and stopped caring what anyone else thinks of me.
I can honestly say I've heard this song many many times when I was younger... but I never listened to it. This is the first time I paid attention to the lyrics and I completely get it.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Snakecharmer

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,144 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 · (Edited)
You see, every day remains the same for me
I often wonder what it takes to just set me free

I stare into this dark abyss that I know is my life
No where to run, no where to hide, no way to cope with strife

And everything I see is grey, now the colors are gone
They slowly fade away into the lyrics of the song

Searching for sanctuary, peace of mind, but something's wrong
I lost myself along the way and it's been far too long

Somebody tell me where's my kindred spirit // I try to transcend
And all I catch is interference // How will this all end?

Hoping that someone can hear this // That pill's dissolvin'
I think I'm finally thinking clearest // Just hope you feel this y'all


Things will never ever be the same again
I hope that you will understand the pain I was in

I wanna thank you for the times of being a friend
Sorry I've reached the end, maybe I'll see you again


All apologies to people that I will leave behind
I can't explain the pain and rage that dwells inside of my mind

I feel I've lost the war inside my head that keeps me alive
And everything I've ever loved is going to slowly subside

Into the darkest night you've ever seen // My soul is tainted, nothing clean
Some say that life is but a dream // but nightmares only come for me

So tell me where to go // with inner demons at my door
They're always fighting for control // and tryna be feeding off my soul

No longer know my ups from downs // No happiness, just only frowns
I'm always staring at the ground // just hoping something comes around

And now my visions blurry, surely // I'm fading fast and [in] a hurry
Maybe death could finally cure me // Never thought i'd leave this early...


Things will never ever be the same again
I hope that you will understand the pain I was in

I wanna thank you for the times of being a friend
Sorry I've reached the end, maybe I'll see you again







My Context:
In a word? Depression. I nearly took my life some months ago. I think only 2 people who are extremely close to me knew about this up to this point. I still don't think I'm fully over my issues, but I think I'm getting better. For any of you who have ever messaged or chatted with me privately in the past (you know who you are), I want to sincerely thank you. In no small part do I doubt I'm still here because of you and your sympathies and encouragement. Thank you for loving me that much, and please allow me to love you back for it.
 

·
Registered
INFJ 6w5, 1w2, 2w1 Sx/Sp
Joined
·
10,578 Posts
"I'm never alone
I'm alone all the time
Are you at one
Or do you lie
We live in a wheel
Where everyone steals
But when we rise it's like strawberry fields
If I treated you bad
You bruise my face
Couldn't love you more
You got a beautiful taste"

 

·
Banned
Joined
·
14,145 Posts
I'm afraid of everyone ...

Then I'm radio and then I'm television
(the constant upgrading in my head)
I'm afraid of everyone, I'm afraid of everyone
lay the young blue bodies with the old red bodies
(people I've hurt unintentionally)
I'm afraid of everyone, I'm afraid of everyone
(if you had my life you would too)
with my kid on my shoulders I try
(you can take this literally)
Not to hurt anybody I like
(anxious avoidance , people take it personal)
but I don't have the drugs to sort
(add meds help me to focus and not overthink and be more normally present)

I defend my family with my orange umbrella
(my creativity is my only armor)
I'm afraid of everyone, I'm afraid of everyone
with my shiny new starspangled tennis shoes on
(my incapacity to "fit in")
I'm afraid of everyone, I'm afraid of everyone
with my kid on my shoulders I try
Not to hurt anyone I like
but I don't have the drugs to sort,
I don't have the drugs to sort it out, sort it out
I don't have the drugs to sort it out, sort it out

Little voices swallowing my soul, soul soul
(my fears isolate me and I fight them so hard so as not to die)



really the entire album resonates with me ... It's on my ban not good for me list. Haha!
 

·
Rogue Jungian
Joined
·
1,393 Posts
and in the water I could see/ a piece of what you broke in me/ I took a walk my usual way/
I called to quit my job today/ and in these holy, empty hours/ when my quiet thoughts get louder/
saying you're born to be this way/ you're not meant to be afraid

sometimes my heart and brain conspire/ to set everything on fire/ just to stop the tyranny/
of that minute hand on me/ we woke for golden morning hours/ just to soak in all the power/
we weren't made to be this way/ we weren't made to be afraid


Resilience and reawakening.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,670 Posts
All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for the daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere

Their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression, no expression
Hide my head I wanna drown my sorrow
No tomorrow, no tomorrow

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you,
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles it's a very, very
Mad world, mad world

Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy birthday, happy birthday
And to feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen, sit and listen


Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me, no one knew me
Hello teacher tell me, what's my lesson?
Look right through me, look right through me

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you,
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles it's a very, very
Mad world, mad world, enlarging your world, mad world

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
104 Posts
It's so hard to choose one lyrical snippet because I'm such a music junkie, but I'm really into Imogen Heap lately, so here's a bit of her song "Loose Ends":

"We're kissing without kissing
We've got it down to a fine art
Love's supposed to keep you young and frisky
But we grew up and wide apart

Not now, not ever, no, it's never a good time
How will the good times ever roll along?
Comparing photos of then and now
Just wondering, wondering, where it all went wrong"

To me, it seems like this song is talking about couples who lost affection for each other or gave up working on their relationship. Neither is willing to communicate or break things off, so they continue through the motions of the relationship ("kissing without kissing").
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
809 Posts
Elastic Heart ~Sia
"And I wanted it, I wanted it bad
But there were so many red flags
Now another one bites the dust
Yeah, let's be clear, I'll trust no one

You did not break me
I'm still fighting for peace

Well, I've got thick skin and an elastic heart,
But your blade it might be too sharp
I'm like a rubber band until you pull too hard,
I may snap and I move fast
But you won't see me fall apart
'Cause I've got an elastic heart"
Read more at Sia - Elastic Heart Lyrics

(here's the music video that may offend some people, so I put it in a spoiler. The ok one is not in the spoiler.)
 
In an interview she did for the music video, they said that the cage is the skull and the two people are two aspects of Sia inside of her, in case you didn't know :).


I love this song. Especially the bolded lines above. To me, they are saying, you aren't the one that's going to pull me apart, you'll never see me fall apart. Only I'm the one that lets myself go crazy, it's all in my head, I'm falling apart because of you, not because of what you've done to me. I'm still strong, I won't let you see me falling apart because of you.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,838 Posts
I love you for making this thread...


We speak in the store
I'm a sensitive bore
You seem markedly more
And I'm oozing surprise

But it's late in the day
And you're well on your way
What was golden went gray
And I'm suddenly shy

And the gathering floozies
Afford to be choosy
And all sneezing darkly
In the dimming divide

And I have read the right books
To interpret your looks
You were knocking me down
With the palm of your eye

This was unlike the story
It was written to be
I was riding its back
When it used to ride me

And we were galloping manic
To the mouth of the source
We were swallowing panic
In the face of it's force

And I was blue
I was blue and unwell
Made me bolt like a horse

Now it's done
Watch it go
You've changed some
Water runs from the snow

Am I so dear
Do I run rare
You've changed some
Peach, plum, pear
Peach, plum

Peach Plum Pear - Joanna Newsom


As merry as the days were long
I was right and you were wrong

Back at the old grey school
I would win and you would lose

But you've got everything now
And what a terrible mess I've made of my life




I've seen you smile
But I've never really heard you laugh

So who is rich and who is poor?
I cannot say...oh

You are your mother's only son
And you're a desperate one
Oh...

But I don't want a lover
I just want to be seen

You've Got Everything Now - The Smiths



Sensitive heart, you're doomed from the start
Meant to play the penitent part
Inquisitive mind, you're destined to find
Tempted fate and knowledge divine
View in there a pitied pair
Denoted by a scene unfair
Will you make my children bear
The consequences everywhere?
...

Will you make my children bear
The consequences everywhere?
Imminent you seem to be
a picture of fragility
What is it that you think of me?
Is it a woman that you see?

Chorus:
Is it so hard to forgive the way
That we’ve been made to live?
how much is required to set things right?
Have you confused your power with mine?

Origins - Tennis







It's way too late
To be this locked inside ourselves
...
Said today
You know exactly how I feel
I have my doubts, little girl
I'm in love with something real
It could be me
That's changing
Now seasoned with health
Two lovers walk a lakeside mile
Try pleasin' with stealth
Rodeo

See the stands long
Ending path
C'mere - Interpol


Lately I've been hard to reach
I've been too long on my own
Everybody has a private world
Where they can be alone
...
Laugh at every single joke I crack
And half of 'em ain't even funny like
Haha Marshall, you're so funny man, you should be a comedian, god damn
Unfortunately I am, but I just hide behind the tears of a clown
...
Feel your pain, you feel mine
Go inside each other's mind
Just to see what we find
Look at shit through each other's eyes
Beautiful - Eminem



Despair and Deception, Love's ugly little twins

Came a-knocking on my door, I let them in
Darling, you're the punishment for all of my former sins
I let love in

The door it opened just a crack, but Love was shrewed and bold
My life flashed before my eyes, it was a horror to behold
A life-sentence sweeping confetti from the floor of a concrete hole

Well I've been bound and gagged and I've been terrorized
And I've been castrated and I've been lobotomized
But never has my tormenter come in such a cunning disguise
I Let Love In - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds




We're coupled together through hell, hurt, and hunger
Or at least until husband finds someone younger
Yes, fertilization is part of my station
I laugh as he drabs me in anticipation
Of sons who will run things when I'm under covers
But whose children are they? Why, mine and my lover's!
Marry Me - Emilie Autumn





Does the body rule the mind
Or does the mind rule the body?
I dunno
Still Ill - The Smiths






Why are there so many songs about rainbows
and what's on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,
and rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we've been told and some choose to believe it.
I know they're wrong, wait and see.
Have you been half asleep and have you heard voices?
I've heard them calling my name.
Is this the sweet sound that called the young sailors.
The voice might be one and the same.
I've heard it too many times to ignore it.
It's something that I'm supposed to be.
Rainbow Connection​




This is the fierce last stand of all I am
Gasping - dying - but somehow still alive
Please keep me in mind

Well, I Wonder - The Smiths

And I don't believe in the existence of angels
But looking at you I wonder if that's true
But if I did I would summon them together
And ask them to watch over you

Into My Arms - Nick Cave


So tired of fire, so tired of smoke (x2)
I wanna have a good day today (x3)
Good day today
Tired of goes so low (x2)
Send me an angel, save me (x2)
So tired . (repeat)
So tired of fearing, so tired of dark
Good Day Today - David Lynch



So so long ago and so far away
When time was just a line that you fed me when you wanted to stay
We'd talk as soft as chalk till morning came, pale as a pearl
No time, no, no time, now I have got all the time in the world

I roam around the tidy grounds of my dappled sanatorium
Coatless I sit amongst the molds adrift and I dote upon my pinesap gum
And the light through the pines in brassy tines lays over me, dim as rum
And thick as molasses, and so time passes, and so, my heart, tomorrow comes

Soft As Chalk - Joanna Newsom





So many colors that surround you
Some so bright I can hardly see
A light reflects on all the things that make you real
Things that make you truly free

Stay Forever - Ween
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,156 Posts
Brother

Here we go
They're back again
Look alive , warn your friends
We are warm and we are safe
Enjoy it while you can before
Things change

We have got to take cover,
Brother
We have got to take cover,
Brother

Lie down in a field if you can
Look at the night sky
Oh, where does it end?
Sometimes it hurts when you
Care about me
But it's going to hurt more when
They take you away from me
We have go to take cover, brother
We have got to take cover, brother

Here we go again
Oh midnight knocks!
Oh explosions!
Maybe it's all made up in our heads
This happens to me when I'm bored
Or depressed

Here is the best part of the song
Where I admit that I might be wrong
Because if they are good and if
They are right
Then they'll have their rapture one
Of these nights
But if they are wrong

 

·
Banned
Joined
·
16,000 Posts
"Hey Man Nice Shot"

I wish I would've met you
now it's a little late.
what you could've taught me
I could've saved some face
they think that your early ending
was all wrong
for the most part they're right
but look how they all got strong
that's why I say hey man, nice shot
what a good shot man.
a man
has gun
hey man
have fun
nice shot
now that the smoke's gone
and the air is all clear
those who were right there
got a new kind of fear
you'd fight and you were right
but they were just to strong
they'd stick it in your face
and let you smell what they consider wrong.
that's why I say hey man nice, nice shot
what a good shot man.
a man
has gun
hey man
have fun
nice shot,
I wish I would've met you
I wish I would've met you
I'd say
nice shot.




^^have to crank that shit for full effect.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,130 Posts
Dunno if these lyrics resonate with me exactly but I do like them a lot. Courtney Barnett especially has some nice lyrics.

I love you I hate you I'm on the fence it all depends whether I'm up I'm down I'm on the mend trendsetting on reality I like you despise you admire you what are we gonna do when everything all falls through I must confess I've made a mess of what should be a small success but I digress at least I've tried my very best I guess this that the other why even bother it wont be with me on my death bed but ill still be in your head

put me on a pedestal and I'll only disappoint
you tell me I'm exceptional and I promise to exploit you
give me all your money and I'll make some origami honey
I think you're a joke but I don't find you very funny

my internal monologue is saturated analog it's scratched and drifting I've become attached to the idea it's all a shifting dream bittersweet philosophy I've got no idea how I even got here I'm resentful I'm having an existential time crisis what bliss daylight savings wont fix this mess under worked and oversexed I must express my disinterest the rats are back inside my head what would Freud've said

put me on a pedestal and I'll only disappoint
you tell me I'm exceptional and I promise to exploit you
give me all your money and I'll make some origami honey
I think you're a joke but I don't find you very funny

I want to wash out my head with turpentine cyanide I dislike this internal diatribe when I try to catch your eye I hate seeing you crying in the kitchen I don't know why it makes me like this when you're not even mine to consider erroneous harmonious I'm hardly sanctimonious dirty clothes I suppose we all outgrow ourselves I'm a fake I'm a phony I'm awake I'm alone I'm homely I'm a Scorpio




It's better to have loved and lost than never loved at all
Just love the lust, you'll have the leap without the fall

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,838 Posts
I knew I hadn't met my match,
But every moment we could snatch,
I don't know why I got so attached.
It's my responsibility,
You don't owe nothing to me,
But to walk away I have no capacity.

Tears Dry on Their Own - Amy Winehouse





A wet world aches for a beat of a drum
Cough Syrup - Young the Giant





So remember those who win the game
Lose the love they sought to gain
In debentures of quality and dubious integrity

Their small town eyes will gape at you
In dull surprise when payment due
Exceeds accounts received at seventeen


At Seventeen - Janis Ian





And when you want to live
How do you start?
Where do you go?
Who do you need to know?

The Boy with the Thorn in his Side - The Smiths



That girl you found keeps that kind of window closed
She'll turn into the only thing you ever
Turn into, hope I do, turn into you

Can't say why I kept this from you
My those quiet little eyes become you
Leave it where it can't remind us
Turn this all around behind us


Turn Into - The Yeah Yeah Yeahs



If I sleep on the floor,
Will it make you love me more,
If I pack up my things and leave,
Can I still be the queen to your king?

Know that you don't mean to say things,
That hurt me and drop me to my knees,
Been around this crazy world,
But I still want to be your girl,
'Cuz there's no one like you,

No One Like You - Best Coast


I care a lot, use an analog clock
And never know when to stop
And I'm passive, aggressive
I'm scared of the dark and the dentist
I love my butt and won't shut up
And I never really grew up

Secrets - Mary Lambert
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,838 Posts
"A Time To Be So Small"

We saw you from the ocean's side, from under the boat
We saw you making knots, we saw you get the rope
The boy's appearing on the deck and making it lurch
And the bubble of your interests ready to burst

He whistles and he runs

We saw you in distraction: a sleeping, slow despair
Rehearsing interaction, he wasn't even there
A creature is a creature „Though you wish you were the wind
…àã boat will not stop moving if you tie him up until the end

He whistles and he runs so hold him fast
Breathe the burn, you want to let it last
He might succumb to what you haven't seen
He has a keen eye for what you used to be

When the cadaverous mob
Saves its doors for the dead men
You cannot leave
 
1 - 20 of 32 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top