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are there any song lyrics that are particularly significant to you? everyone has songs that they keep coming back to, but what i'm asking is more than that: are there any lines from songs that resonate enough with you that they become almost an extension of your identity?

for instance, tonight i'm listening to "i just don't think i'll ever get over you" by colin hay, and the lines
i drink good coffee every morning
comes from a place that's far away
and when I'm done I feel like talking
without you here there is less to say

have consistent personal significance to me.

what are some lyrics that have personal significance to you? feel free to share why, too, if you'd like.
 

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Sum41-Still Waiting

The whole song resonates my identity.
[Chorus:]
So am I still waiting
For this world to stop hating
Can't find a good reason
Can't find hope to believe in


Drop dead
A bullet to my head
Your words are like a gun in hand
You can't change the state of the nation
We just need some motivation

These eyes
Have seen no conviction
Just lies and more contradiction
So tell me what would you say
I'd say it's time too late....

[Chorus:]
So am I still waiting
For this world to stop hating
Can't find a good reason
Can't find hope to believe in

Ignorance
And understanding
We're the first ones to jump in line
Out of step for what we believe in
But who's left to stop the bleeding

How far
Will we take this
It's not hard to see through the fakeness
So tell me what would you say
I'd say it's time too late

[Chorus]

This can't last forever
Time won't make things better
I feel so alone
Can't help myself
And no one knows
If this is worthless, tell me so

What have we done
with a war that can't be won
This can't be real
Cause I don't know what to feel

[Chorus:]
So am I still waiting
For this world to stop hating
Can't find a good reason
Can't find hope to believe

So am I still waiting
For this world to stop hating
Can't find a good reason
For this world to BELIEVE
 

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Good times for a change
See, the luck I've had
Can make a good man
Turn bad

So please please please
Let me, let me, let me
Let me get what I want
This time

Haven't had a dream in a long time
See, the life I've had
Can make a good man bad

So for once in my life
Let me get what I want
Lord knows, it would be the first time
Lord knows, it would be the first time
The Smiths - Please, please, please let me get what I want


All the feelings I keep deep inside boil and fight for freedom every time I listen to The Smiths
 

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john lennon's imagine

because the more i think about it, the more his song becomes true. all the country's borders and all the planning of people. All very fearful.
 

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john lennon's imagine

because the more i think about it, the more his song becomes true. all the country's borders and all the planning of people. All very fearful.
Yeah that song makes you have to sit down and really listen to it. Like it's almost like you're not actually hearing the song unless you sit down and really think and visualize what he is saying. It usually makes me cry just thinking about the utter simplicity of his ideas. Just as easy as a child's thought is- "why? war sucks, well lets just not have war then." Really is one of the best songs ever written.
 

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The entire song Black and Yellow by Wiz Khalifa. Before you take that as a joke, I'm serious; my friendships are heavily defined by inside jokes that I like to keep up, and self-deprecating humor about my love of terrible rap and hip hop - particularly this song - has bonded me closely to my brother and a few of my friends. It's quite a happy thing. <3

Alternatively,

In this shirt I can be you
To be near you for a while


If you don't know 'In This Shirt' by The Irrepressibles, it's a wonderful song. The entire song breaks my heart; it reminds me of my ex-boyfriend whom I still miss sorely. I still have one of his jackets (we were kind of forced apart by life..:l )
 

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I can think of three songs right now that really resonate...2 bits from each of the three songs.

First: Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
There is no pain, you are receding
A distant ship smoke on the horizon
You are coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying
When I was a child I had a fever
My hands felt just like two balloons
Now I've got that feeling once again
I can't explain, you would not understand
This is not how I am
I have become comfortably numb

There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying
When I was a child
I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown
The dream is gone
And I have become comfortably numb

Second: That Summer, At Home I Had Become the Invisible Boy by The Twilight Sad
they're standing outside
and they're, they're looking in
the kids are on fire in the bedroom
the c-nt sits at his desk
and he's plotting away
the kids are on fire in the bedroom

I'm fourteen and you know
that I've learnt the easy way
some stupid decisions
and with a, a broken heart
and they're sitting around the table
and they're talking behind your back
a loving mother
a loving mother....

Third: Heroin by The Velvet Underground
I don't know just where I'm going
But I'm gonna try for the kingdom, if I can
'cause it makes me feel like I'm a man
When I put a spike into my vein
And I'll tell ya, things aren't quite the same
When I'm rushing on my run
And I feel just like Jesus' son
And I guess that I just don't know
And I guess that I just don't know

I wish that I was born a thousand years ago
I wish that I'd sail the darkened seas
On a great big clipper ship
Going from this land here to that
In a sailor's suit and cap
Away from the big city
Where a man can not be free
Of all of the evils of this town
And of himself, and those around

Oh, and I guess that I just don't know
Oh, and I guess that I just don't know
 

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Wishing on a dream that seems far off.
Hoping it will come today.
Into the starlit night, foolish dreamers turn their gaze.
Waiting on a shooting star.
But - what if that star is not to come?
Will our dreams fade to nothing?
Until the horizon darkens - we all need to believe there is hope!

"A Dream That Seems Far Off", by Dale North
 

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I guess this is my anthem of sorts...Neko Case - Hold on, hold on

The most tender place in my heart is for strangers
I know it's unkind, but my own blood is much too dangerous
Hanging around the ceiling half the time
Hanging around the ceiling half the time

Compared to some I've been around
But I really tried so hard
That echo chorus lied to me with its:
"Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on"

In the end I was the mean girl
Or somebody's in-between girl
Now it's the devil I love
And that's as funny as real love

I leave the party at 3 AM
Alone, thank God
With a valium from the bride
It's the devil I love
And that's as funny as real love
And that's as real as true love


That echo chorus lied to me with its:
"Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on"
That echo chorus lied to me with its:
"Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on"
 

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Toward the end of my marriage one particular song came to be sort of my theme song...and it's just kinda stuck to me...

With or Without you, by U2

Particularly the lyrics:

My hands are tied,
my body bruised she got me with,
nothing to win, and nothing left to loose.

and you give yourself away,
and you give yourself away,
and you give, and you give
and you give yourself away..

With or with out you...
with or with out you oh..
I can't live... with or with out you.

(Incidently my favorite Karaoke tune) lol =p

Fortunately, life goes on... I still identify with the song a lot, but every day is better than the last. =D

I could go on with a few others from groups like Korn and Disturbed...but lately I've been going back to my roots, more of the music I grew up on...classical, romantic era, and piano. =)
 

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I'd say, close to my favorite artist, Emily Haines (I feel as though I identify on a special level with her *embarassed* :p), puts it beautifully (on the subject of loneliness/feeling disconnected even when surrounded/search for full acceptance) in this song:


Cursed with a love that you can't express
It's not for a fuck, or a kiss
Rather give the world away than wake up lonely
Everywhere in every way I see you with me

Crowd surf off a cliff
Land out on the ice
Crowd surf off to sea
float towards the beach

If you find me, hide me, I don't know where I've been

Are we breathing, are we breathing, are we wasting our breath?
It won't be enough to be rich
All the babies tucked away in their beds
We're out here screaming,
"The life that you thought through is gone!"
Can't wind down, the ending outlasting the move
I wake up lonely

Crowd surf off a cliff
Land out on the ice
Crowd surf off to sea
float towards the beach

If you find me, hide me, I don't know where I've been
When you phone me tell me everything I did
If I'm sorry you lost me you'd better make it quick
Cause this call costs a fortune and it's late where you live
It's late where you live

Rather give the world away than wake up lonely
Everywhere and every way I see you with me
All the babies tucked away in their beds
We're out here screaming,
"The life that you thought through is gone"
Can't want out, the ending outlasting the move
I wake up lonely

I wake up lonely
 

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Sonoba Shinogi no Aijô wa Kimi o Kizutsukeru darô
Hayaku Koko kara Kietekure Dô ni mo Nan'nênda GIZAGIZA LONELY HEART

which roughly translate too...

My affection is like ridges on a blade this must be hurting you,
Quickly disappearing why can't nothing be undone,
My jaded lonely heart.

and


Shisutemu shatto daun Nanimo te ni tsukanai Tada Itsu aeru ka yubiori kazoeteiru
Ima made arehodo Tan katta yoru Nemurenakute Eien ni sura Kanjiru
Baka mitaida ore Ore baka mitsida Kon'na no

translation:

My system shut down, I can't concentrating counting down the days until we meet again,
Lately the nights have been short I can't get myself to sleep it feels like an eternity,
I feel like a fool, look at me, I'm an idiot
 

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Arcade Fire - City with no children <---sometimes this song reduces me to tears...dunno why

The summer that I broke my arm
I waited for your letter
I have no feeling for you now
Now that I know you better


I wish that I could have loved you then
Before our age was through
And before a world war does with us whatever it will do

Dreamed I drove home to Houston
On a highway that was underground
There was no light that we could see
As we listened to the sound of the engine failing


I feel like I've been living in
A city with no children in it
A garden left for ruin by a billionaire inside of a private prison

You never trust a millionaire quoting the sermon on the mount
I used to think I was not like them but I'm beginning to have my doubts
My doubts about it


When you're hiding underground
The rain can't get you wet
But do you think your righteousness could pay the interest on your debt?
I have my doubts about it


I feel like I've been living in
A city with no children in it
A garden left for ruin by a billionaire inside of a private prison

I feel like I've been living in
A city with no children in it
A garden left for ruin by and by as I hide inside of my private prison


"The Suburbs"

In the suburbs I
I learned to drive
And you told me we'd never survive
Grab your mother's keys we're leavin'

You always seemed so sure
That one day we'd be fighting
A suburban war
your part of town against mine
I saw you standing on the opposite shore

But by the time the first bombs fell
We were already bored
We were already, already bored

Sometimes I can't believe it
I'm movin' past the feeling
Sometimes I can't believe it
I'm movin' past the feeling again

Kids wanna be so hard
But in my dreams we're still screamin' and runnin' through the yard
And all of the walls that they built in the seventies finally fall
And all of the houses they built in the seventies finally fall
Meant nothin' at all
Meant nothin' at all
It meant nothin

Sometimes I can't believe it
I'm movin' past the feeling
Sometimes I can't believe it
I'm movin' past the feeling and into the night

So can you understand?
Why I want a daughter while I'm still young
I wanna hold her hand
And show her some beauty
Before this damage is done

But if it's too much to ask, it's too much to ask
Then send me a son

Under the overpass
In the parking lot we're still waiting
It's already passed
So move your feet from hot pavement and into the grass
Cause it's already passed
It's already, already passed!

Sometimes I can't believe it
I'm movin' past the feeling
Sometimes I can't believe it
I'm movin' past the feeling again

I'm movin' past the feeling
I'm movin' past the feeling

In my dreams we're still screamin'
We're still screamin'
We're still screamin'

 

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And it is true what you say
that I live like a hermit in my own head
but when the sun shines again
I'll pull the curtains and blinds to let the light in

Sorrow drips into your heart through a pinhole
Just like a faucet that leaks and there is comfort in the sound
But while you debate half empty or half full
It slowly rises, your love is going to drown
 

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No Rain - Blind Melon


Ooooo-oo-oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo
All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
I like watching the puddles gather rain

And all I can do is just pour some tea for two
And speak my point of view
But it's not sane, it's not sane

I just want someone to say to me no, oh, oh, oh
I'll always be there when you wake, yea-ah
You know I'd like to keep my cheeks dry today
So stay with me and I'll have it made

And I don't understand why I sleep all day
And I start to complain that there's no rain
And all I can do is read a book to stay awake
And it rips my life away, but it's a great escape
Escape......escape......escape......

All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
You don't like my point of view
You think that I'm insane
It's not sane, It's not sane

I just want someone to say to me no, oh, oh, oh
I'll always be there when you wake, yea-ah
You know I'd like to keep my cheeks dry today
So stay with me and I'll have it made

And I'll have it made
And I'll have it made, oh
Lord no no
You know I'm really gonna, really gonna have it made
You know I'll have it made
Ahhh, ahhh, ahhh, ahhh
 

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I'd say, close to my favorite artist, Emily Haines (I feel as though I identify on a special level with her *embarassed* :p), puts it beautifully (on the subject of loneliness/feeling disconnected even when surrounded/search for full acceptance) in this song:

Cursed with a love that you can't express
It's not for a fuck, or a kiss
Rather give the world away than wake up lonely
Everywhere in every way I see you with me

Crowd surf off a cliff
Land out on the ice
Crowd surf off to sea
float towards the beach

If you find me, hide me, I don't know where I've been

Are we breathing, are we breathing, are we wasting our breath?
It won't be enough to be rich
All the babies tucked away in their beds
We're out here screaming,
"The life that you thought through is gone!"
Can't wind down, the ending outlasting the move
I wake up lonely

Crowd surf off a cliff
Land out on the ice
Crowd surf off to sea
float towards the beach

If you find me, hide me, I don't know where I've been
When you phone me tell me everything I did
If I'm sorry you lost me you'd better make it quick
Cause this call costs a fortune and it's late where you live
It's late where you live

Rather give the world away than wake up lonely
Everywhere and every way I see you with me
All the babies tucked away in their beds
We're out here screaming,
"The life that you thought through is gone"
Can't want out, the ending outlasting the move
I wake up lonely

I wake up lonely
this song is one of my favorites as well. the line "the life that you thought through is gone" gets me every time.
 

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Mother don't worry, I killed the last snake that lived in the creek bed
Mother don't worry, I've got some money I saved for the weekend
Mother remember being so stern with that girl who was with me?
Mother remember the blink of an eye when I breathed through your body?

So may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten
Sons are like birds, flying upward over the mountain

Mother I made it up from the bruise on the floor of this prison
Mother I lost it, all of the fear of the Lord I was given
Mother forget me now that the creek drank the cradle you sang to
Mother forgive me, I sold your car for the shoes that I gave you

So may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten
Sons could be birds, taken broken up to the mountain

Mother don't worry, I've got a coat and some friends on the corner
Mother don't worry, she's got a garden we're planting together
Mother remember the night that the dog had her pups in the pantry?
Blood on the floor, fleas on their paws,
And you cried 'til the morning

So may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten
Sons are like birds, flying always over the mountain

iron and wine-upward over the mountain

this song always gets me
 
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