Tag Archives: Lyrics

Random rant

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475px-The_Scream

The Scream by Edvard Munch

want no waiting

upended disheveled

uncomfortably stable

impatient reticent

spoiled spyglass

depressed delirium

anxious anomaly

guilty guess work

loathing locked in

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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

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

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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

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?

Lyrics Worth A Look – Weekly song discussion

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The songs in this discussion are both old and new, are of different genres, and will appeal to some, while others not so much. I find real interest in what I call “good lyrics” in a song. I guess it’s the poetry and writing and bearing of soul that creates a song that does things to your heart and sometimes even makes your stomach do flip-flops. Each week let me know some of your favorites, and, of course, let me know what you think of mine.

Enjoy!

R.E.M. – At My Most Beautiful

(written by Buck, Peter/Stipe, Michael/Mills, Mike)

I’ve found a way to make you
I’ve found a way
A way to make you smile

I read bad poetry
Into your machine
I save your messages
Just to hear your voice.
You always listen carefully
To awkward rhymes.
You always say your name.
Like I wouldn’t know it’s you
At your most beautiful.

I’ve found a way to make you
I’ve found a way
A way to make you smile

At my most beautiful
I count your eyelashes secretly.
With every one, whisper I love you.
I let you sleep.
I know you’re closed eye watching me,
Listening.
I thought I saw a smile.

I’ve found a way to make you
I’ve found a way
A way to make you smile

It’s a beautiful song. I believe it is R.E.M. at its most beautiful! I really love the chorus. The simplicity of the words and a smile being so important to someone in this day in age is rare. The song is so dramatic in how determined someone is to make another person smile. I love that!

The part about counting eyelashes is so intriguing. I know people who’ve loved me have looked into my eyes, but has one ever attempted to count my eyelashes. How romantic!