Category Archives: Lyrics

Egg on My Face

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Egg

I was reading the egg-cyclopedia for an un-egg-spected egg-sam when an egg-cellent and egg-stravagant thing happened.  An egg-splosion of egg-normous proportions occurred so I used it as an egg-scuse to egg-splore.  I was preparing for an egg-sotic eggs-hibition on the egg-loo while performing an egg-speriment on the egg-spansion of egg-sercise.  I wanted to egg-spand my egg-straordinary and egg-stensive egg-splanation when I thought of an egg-sample.  Nothing is too egg-streme of an egg-splanation.  Remember it’s important to egg-ercise your brain and go to egg-stensive lengths to egg-spress yourself in egg-stremely egg-citing ways.  Always be egg-sact and egg-spand on egg-samples so people get egg-cited about your topic.  That way they will be sad when you egg-sit and think you’re an egg-spert on everything.  Being egg-spressive with your egg-splanation is egg-istential to being an egg-sperienced person.  It’s egg-silarating.  There will be an egg-samination later so pay egg-stra attention.  If you egg-sist for an egg-ceptional eggs-change you will feel egg-uberant and will therefore egg-sist for a purpose.

Happy Easter!

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Johnny Be Good – Rzeznik Rocks!

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I have more clips and links of Johnny Rzeznik and the Goo Goo Dolls.

Here’s Johnny with Limp Bizkit doing Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here.  This is really great!  Check it out!  http://youtu.be/9tJnMo4GsKM

John hanging out at Norman’s Rare Guitars in Buffalo, NY – http://youtu.be/LMcfiW2LyYk

Johnny shows up at a Taylor Swift concert at Madison Square Garden to play none other than Iris – http://youtu.be/y6N5HU4zn84

Check out my past Johnny Rzeznik posts here and here.

And, as always, check out the Goo Goo Dolls website for the latest information and their blog.  Happy New Year!

Countdown to Meltdown

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mindless mind trip

running, spinning

out of control

mind mess

need less excess

panicking, sputtering

no body knows

where it will

stop and where

it will go

mind on a free fall

bending, breaking

doing all of this

has my body shaking

mind mush

Meltdown

do I need an exorcism or does your medicine need changed?

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A Clockwork Orange at 50?! – are we desensitized to this?  Are these “ultra-violent” times? the Rolling Stones connection?  Listen to On Point with Tom Ashbrook.

Mochi thingsiPhone case and wallet.  How many of these cute things can actually exist?  Enter Crown Smartphone Pouch v2

My kindergartener rocks.  She is so intelligent and such a joy to be around.  Well, most of the time . . .

An exercise class is fun.  Here are some cool songs:  Too Close by Alex Clare (have you seen this video?), Hot Chelle Rae’s Tonight Tonight, Rihanna‘s Where Have You Been, Adele’s Rumour Has It, and Deadly Handsome Man by Marcy Playground

Do I need an exorcism or does YOUR medicine just need changed?  Why does it seem like the people on medication really need everyone else to be on more medication just to make sense?

Big Love to Listen

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Buckingham Nicks album cover 1973

I heard *Big Love and **Go Insane today. Seeing them performed reminded me of the extreme talent of Lindsey Buckingham. Such beautiful guitar playing. Did you know he didn’t have guitar lessons and doesn’t read music?  That’s amazing to me!

Below I have included the lyrics to Big Love and a link to one of the best live YouTube video of the song.

*Big Love

Looking out for love

In the night so still

Oh I’ll build you a kingdom

In that house on the hill

Looking out for love

Big, big love

You said that you love me

And that you always will

Oh, you begged me to keep ya

In that house on the hill

Looking out for love

Big, big love

(Oh, oh, oh, oh)

I wake up alone

With it all

I wake up

But only to fall

Looking out for love

Big, big love

Just looking out for love

Big, big love

[Instrumental + oh, uh, oh, uh, oh, uh, oh, uh…]

FADES OUT

*Suban theater Beverley Hills April 2011

I think we all know why he’s listed as one of the top 100 guitar players in the world.  One of the really great things about Lindsey is his passion for these songs and all the songs he does.  He puts himself into every song.  Doing that makes the song and his performances ever greater.

Rumours, Fleetwood Mac‘s most popular album (went platinum 19 times!), is written about most recently in a book entitled Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album, by Ken Caillat. There is a fascinating history here and I can’t wait to read this book to see what else may be revealed. I guess at this point there’s not much left, but I like reading about Fleetwood Mac anyway.

**Go Insane (See live video of Go Insane)

Two kinds of people in this world

Winners… losers

I lost my power in this world

Cause I did not use it

So I go insane

Like I always do

And I call your name

She’s a lot like you

Two kinds of trouble in this world

Living… dying

I lost my power in this world

And the rumors are flying

So I go insane

Like I always do

And I call your name

She’s a lot like you

So I go insane

Like I always do

And I call your name

She’s a lot like you

She’s a lot like you

She’s a lot like you

She’s a lot like you…

Powerful song!  What does it mean?  I think it describes how he compares all the woman who have come in and out of his life since Stevie, but they all pale in comparison.  They’re a lot like her, but still not her.  Everyone says it’s also about his old girlfriend Carol Ann Harris and he feels regret about how the relationship ended.

**Phoenix, AZ, October 2011 Seeds We Sow tour


Goo Goo over Rzeznik

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Rzeznik

Johnny Rzeznik

Johnny Rzeznik has received 47 repins on my Pinterest “Men as Art” board, as well as 9 comments.  That’s more than my pins of Johnny DeppBon Jovi and Tom Brady combined.  What makes this guy so special?  In honor of his popularity, natural good looks and talent, I am featuring a Goo Goo Dolls song in this weeks lyric’s discussion.  Let’s look at the lyrics of one of my favorites, Iris.

*Iris by John Rzeznik

And I’d give up forever to touch you

Cuz I know that you feel me somehow

You’re the closest to heaven that I’ll ever be

And I don’t want to go home right now

And all I can taste is this moment

And all I can breathe is your life

Cuz sooner or later it’s over

I just don’t want to miss you tonight

And I don’t want the world to see me

Cuz I don’t think that they’d understand

When everything’s made to be broken

I just want you to know who I am

And you can’t fight the tears that ain’t coming

Or the moment of truth in your lies

When everything feels like the movies

Yeah, you’d bleed just to know you’re alive

And I don’t want the world to see me

Cuz I don’t think that they’d understand

When everything’s made to be broken

I just want you to know who I am

And I don’t want the world to see me

Cuz I don’t think that they’d understand

When everything’s made to be broken

I just want you to know who I am

And I don’t want the world to see me

Cuz I don’t think that they’d understand

When everything’s made to be broken

I just want you to know who I am

I just want you to know who I am

I just want you to know who I am

I just want you to know who I am

Johnny Rzeznik comes across as not only a great looking guy but more importantly a “good guy”.  When you read about him and his life you can’t help but agree.  I think that’s why his songs resonate the way they do.  He is “real” and he’s magnificent.

What I love about this song and it’s lyrics:

I love the lyrics in their entirety so it’s very difficult to choose favorite lyrics in this one.  If I had to choose I would say the first line of the song says it all for me and someone saying they’d “give up forever to touch you” is so beyond romantic.

*This live video was made when the Goo Goo Dolls came back home to Buffalo in 2004 for a free show with 60,000 of their closest fans.  That night Buffalo had one of the greatest downpours they’ve ever had but Johnny refused to stop playing. He said they’d play until the rain stopped and they did.  What a loyal musician to his equally loyal fans.  Impressive I think.

steal the sun from the sky for you . . .

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I didn’t get the Week 3 Lyrics Discussion out so here goes.  Here’s another one of my favorites.  I know a lot of you are saying Bon Jovi.  Really.?!  He is so 1980’s.  Well, guess what?  I AM so 1980’s.  He has a talent for the lyrics and I believe that talent shines through in these lyrics in particular.

I’ll Be There For You – written by Jon Bongiovi and Richard S. Sambora

I guess this time you’re really leaving

I heard your suitcase say goodbye

And as my broken heart lies bleeding

You say true love in suicide

You say you’ve cried a thousand rivers

And now you’re swimming for the shore

You left me drowning in my tears

And you won’t save me anymore

Now I’m praying to God

You’ll give me one more chance, girl

I’ll be there for you

These five words I swear to you

When you breathe I want to be the air for you

I’ll be there for you

I’d live and I’d die for you

Steal the sun from the sky for you

Words can’t say what a love can do

I’ll be there for you

I know you know we’re had some good times

How they have their own hiding place

I can promise you tomorrow

But I can’t buy back yesterday

And baby you know my hands are dirty

But I wanted to be your valentine

I’ll be the water when you get thirsty, baby

When you get drunk, I’ll be the wine

I’ll be there for you

These five words I swear to you

When you breathe I want to be the air for you

I’ll be there for you

I’d live and I’d die for you

Steal the sun from the sky for you

Words can’t say what a love can do

I’ll be there for you

And I wasn’t there when you were happy

I wasn’t there when you were down

I didn’t mean to miss your birthday, baby

I wish I’d seen you blow those candles out

I’ll be there for you

These five words I swear to you

When you breathe I want to be the air for you

I’ll be there for you

I’d live and I’d die for you

Steal the sun from the sky for you

Words can’t say what a love can do

I’ll be there for you

© AGGRESSIVE MUSIC; BON JOVI PUBLISHING; SONY/ATV TUNES LLC; POLYGRAM INT. PUBL., INC;

My favorite lyrics from this song are these:

I’ll be there for you

These five words I swear to you (I love how I’ll be there for you is five words and the rhyming here.)

When you breathe I want to be the air for you

I’ll be there for you

I’d live and I’d die for you

Steal the sun from the sky for you

Words can’t say what a love can do

I’ll be there for you

I mean he’d “steal the sun from the sky for you.”  Wow.  How romantic!  Not sure how you’d go about doing that, but totally romantic and extremely high WOW factor.

Also these:

I’ll be the water when you get thirsty, baby

When you get drunk, I’ll be the wine

Ok.  I love this.  When I get drunk he’s the wine.  Whoa.  Okay.  Have you ever felt like that before?  How totally synced they must be.

These lyrics are classic to me.  Bon Jovi is an institution and he and the band speak to my college days and the many times I saw them and their long hair in concert.  This song remains one of the most romantic rock ballads of all time.  Any thoughts?  Total denials?

And I have to say he’s held up pretty well.  Don’t you think?

Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi

word cloud

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My heart

My heart

Have any of you heard of Tagxedo?  It’s a great site you can go to and create a “word cloud” from either the posts on your blog or just words you type (maybe a poem) or anything that you like.  I think it’s really innovative.  Above is my word cloud for this blog in the shape of a heart.  You can use different shapes such as a star, a dove, etc.

Tagxedo, in a nutshell, is a way to “turn words, such as famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.”

Try it out for yourself!  It’s super fun.  I can’t wait to try some of my poems on there.

i NEED a sitter

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not yet five but all

the answers she has

“Mom.  I’m not sure that’s

right, let’s look it up on

on your computer.”

Questions like why do clouds move

and why did I fall and what

will happen in Kindergarten this

Fall?  Will this band-aid hurt

if I pull it at all?

Lying on quilt, looking

at clouds.  Watching

a vapor trail?  Where is

it going?

She’s outspoken it’s

true.

The mouth is so

sweet but can turn

so bitter.

Who is this child?

I NEED a sitter!

Counting the hours

’til my husband

comes home ’cause

lucygracesmom is

feeling overwhelmed

right now.

Lovely Levine Lyrics

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I didn’t get the Week 2 Lyrics Discussion out so here goes.  Here’s another one of my favorites.  Lyrics are great and so is the talent.  Slash and Adam Levine are great together.

Gotten – Slash and Levine

(songwriters:  Adam Levine and Saul Hudson)

So nice to see your face again

Tell me how long has it been

Since you’ve been here

(since you’ve been here)

You look so different than before

You’re still the person I adore

Frozen with fear

All out of love but I take it from the past

All out of words cause I’m sure it’ll never last

I’ve been saving these last words for one last miracle

But now I’m not sure

I can’t save you if you don’t let me

You just get me like I’ve never been gotten before

Maybe it’s a bitter wind

That chilled from the pacific rim

That brought you this way

(brought you my way)

Do not make me think of him

The way he touched your fragile skin

That haunts me every day

I’m out of love but I can’t forget the past

I’m out of words but I’m sure it’ll never last

I’ve been saving these last words for one last miracle

But now I’m not sure

I can’t save you if you don’t let me

You just get me like I’ve never been gotten before

Like I’ve never been gotten before

[Slash Solo]

So nice to see your face again

But tell me will this ever end

Don’t disappear

I’ve been saving these last words for one last miracle

But now I’m not sure

And I can’t save you if you don’t let me

You just get me like I’ve never been gotten before

Like I’ve never been gotten before

My favorite lyrics from this song are these:

I’ve been saving these last words for one last miracle

But now I’m not sure

I can’t save you if you don’t let me

You just get me like I’ve never been gotten before

and these are also the same lyrics I sing loudly from my car.

Also these:

So nice to see your face again

But tell me will this ever end

Don’t disappear

These lyrics speak for themselves.  I don’t know if it’s the combination of Slash and Adam Levine, but I feel Gotten is a wonderfully written and beautifully played song.  Thoughts?