I love song lyrics. When I look back in my journals they are filled with them. I can remember (before internet) sitting with my headphones and walkman in my lap. Pressing play for two seconds, pressing stop, writing the words, pressing play for two seconds, rewinding, pressing play for two seconds …
Remember doing that? Surely I’m not the only one.
Well I thought it might be fun to share some of our favorite lyrics. They can be inspiring, sweet, or twisted. I don’t care … just share some of your favorites.
Here are just a few of mine …
You’re the only thing I know like the back of my hand.
I will be the answer, at the end of the line. I will be there for you, while you take the time. In the burning of uncertainty, I will be your solid ground. I will hold the balance, if you can’t look down.
And all at once the crowd begins to sing. Sometimes we’d never know what’s wrong without the pain. Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.
Well you need a blue sky holiday. The point is they laugh at what you say.
(Sherry this one reminds me of Blue Sky … I really want a Blue Sky holiday.)
I’m your only friend, I’m not your only friend, But I’m a little glowing friend, But really I’m not actually your friend
But I am.
Blue canary in the outlet by the light switch, Who watches over you, Make a little birdhouse in your soul, Not to put too fine a point on it, Say I’m the only bee in your bonnet, Make a little birdhouse in your soul
~ They Might Be Giants
(I have no clue what that one means, but it’s fun to sing)
And last but not least …
I’m gonna tell you something you don’t wanna hear, You never listen when I talk, Maybe you’ll listen when I walk
So I made my mind up and made a sandwich, And I didn’t shed a tear, I gave you one last minute of my time, In this mess I left behind
When you come home tonight, And turn on the light, Don’t you be surprised to find
My little good-byes
Empty hangers by the closet door, Lipstick tube on the bathroom floor, Unpaid bills by the kitchen phone , I took the Beatles, left Billy Joel
I’m sure, you’re sure I’ll be back in just an hour or two, You’ll tape a Hallmark to my door, They always said it better than you
And if you’re wondering, When you’re gonna hear from me, Well, take a real good look around boy
And it won’t be hard to see
When you come home tonight and turn on the light, Don’t you be surprised to find
My little good-byes
Took your favorite Dodger’s hat, Left the litter, but I took the cat, Loaded up the TV in the back of my car
Have fun watching the VCR
So, cry to your mama, And your sympathetic friends, And tell them how the story ends
Took the hourglass, left the sand, Now you got time on your hands, Took the statue from Japan, Funny little Buddha man
Change my voice on the machine, Or there’ll be little good-byes with every ring, Left the pictures and took the frame, I’ve got the umbrella, here comes the rain