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Song Lyrics

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.  

~Taylor Swift

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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.  

 ~Sarah McLachlan

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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.  

~The Fray

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Well you need a blue sky holiday. The point is they laugh at what you say.

~Daniel Powter

(Sherry this one reminds me of Blue Sky … I really want a Blue Sky holiday.)

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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)

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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

Little good-byes

~SheDaisy

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Comments on: "Song Lyrics" (4)

  1. I LOVE They Might Be Giants! Isn’t it surreal when you hear a song that in any other time/situation might just be words, but at just the right moment they carry so much meaning? Almost like the artist got the thoughts from your head? I love listening to music and catching the lyrics and thinking, “I get that……I TOTALLY get that!”

    “Slow down, what’s on your mind
    It’s alright, I’m on your side
    I hate to see your injury, I wish that you could transfer all
    Your pain to me
    Stay here, it’s ok to cry
    Let me, help you make it right
    Let’s turn up our radio, let the bands remind you that you’re not
    Alone
    We all get low” ~ KARMINA

    LIKE THIS SONG SAYS: LET THE BANDS REMIND YOU THAT YOU’RE NOT ALONE.

    KNOWING THAT WE ARE NOT ALONE IS SO IMPORTANT TO US. ONE OF MY BIGGEST FEARS IS BEING MISUNDERSTOOD. I WANT TO KNOW THAT SOMEONE REALLY UNDERSTANDS MY HEART. SONGS HELP ME FEEL THAT WAY.

  2. I LOVE LITTLE GOOD-BYES! “Took the Beatles left Billy Joel” is the only line I think I might have a hard time with though because I like Billy Joel too (don’t ban me from your blog).”You may be right, I may be crazy. Oh! But it just may be a lunatic you’re looking for. Turn out the lights. Don’t try to save me. You may be wrong for all I know, but you may be right.” OR “She only reveals what she wants you to see. She hides like a child but she’s always a woman to me.”

    And I SO did the rewind thing. I know it’s hard to beleive, but I was a bit of a nerd in my younger years, and I would write the words of my favorite song (at the time) in calligraphy and frame them and hang them up on my wall.

    HOW ‘BOUT WE CHANGE IT TO “I LEFT THE BEATLES, TOOK BILLY JOEL”. I’M A LITTLE YOUNG FOR THE BEATLES, BUT I LOVE BILLY JOEL.

    I DON’T CONSIDER YOU A NERD … MORE LIKE A KINDRED SPIRIT. I DIDN’T FRAME THE LYRICS, BUT I WANTED TO MEMORIZE EVERY WORD. I COPIED THEM INTO JOURNALS AND READ THEM OVER AND OVER.

  3. YES!!! I’ve been waiting for this post! I love Sister Hazel because they have fantastic lyrics. Their songs are so real to me. They don’t glamorize love and romance. They sing about love worth longing for: real, everyday love. They also have awesome break-up songs! I like many others, too. Here are a few of my faves . . .

    “The devil you know is safer than the chance you take with something new.” ~Truth Is…Sister Hazel

    “This time it’s me who’s gonna leave, leave you to bleed from the bottom of your little black heart.” ~Little Black Heart…Sister Hazel

    “Hey, hey, what do you think about maybe stayin’ around because lately all I can think about’s you.” ~Hey, Hey…Sister Hazel

    “There is a silence that comes to a house where no one can sleep, I guess it’s the price of love, I know it’s not cheap.” ~Ultraviolet…U2

    “Love is not the easy thing, the only baggage that you can bring is all that you can’t leave behind.” ~Walk On…U2

    “All of my regret will wash away somehow, but I cannot forget the way I feel right now.” ~Little Wonders…Rob Thomas

    “You may need me there to carry all your weight, but you’re no burden I assure. You tide me over with a warmth I’ll not forget, but I can only give you love.” ~Ever the Same…Rob Thomas

    “You were the one that taught me what I don’t need and I thank you, thank you for that. You were the one who brought me to my senses and I thank you, now just leave me alone!” ~Thank You…Sister Hazel

    “So long status quo, I think I’ll just let go. You make me want to be brave. The way it always was is no longer good enough. You make me want to be brave.” ~Brave…Nichole Nordeman

    “When everything inside me looks like everything I hate, You are the hope I have for change, You are the only chance I’ll take. And I’m on fire when You’re near me, I’m on fire when You speak, I’m on fire burning up in these mysteries.” ~On Fire…Switchfoot

    I’ll spare you the rest, but I wholeheartedly agree with your comments to Sarah. I feel much less alone when I hear a well-written song! Yay for the “Song Lyrics” post!!!!!

  4. Song lyrics will hit me and then when that mood is gone the lyrics fly away too! Writing them down would have been a good thing to have practiced…oops! 🙂

    I want a Blue Sky holiday too Paige! (wondering how we can work that one…)

    “Somewhere between the hot and the cold. Somewhere between the new and the old. Somewhere between who I am and who I used to be. Somewhere in the middle, You’ll find me. Somewhere between the wrong and the right.
    Somewhere between the darkness and the light. Somewhere between who I was and who You’re making me. Somewhere in the middle, You’ll find me”~~Somewhere in the Middle by Casting Crowns

    “Just love her like Jesus, carry her to Him. His yoke is easy, His burden is light. You don’t need the answers to all of life’s questions,
    Just know that He loves her and stay by her side”~~Love Them Like Jesus by Casting Crowns

    “Start bending me, Keep bending me until Im completely broken”~~Bent by Matchbox 20

    “No, don’t want to be the only one you know, just want to be the place you call home.”~~The Hamburg Song by Keane

    And one I’ve not heard, but the title caught my eye…”Love is better than a warm trombone” by Gomez. 😀

    I LOVE THE CASTING CROWNS SONG … LOVE THEM LIKE JESUS. IT HAS BEEN A HUGE ENCOURAGEMENT TO ME WHEN I HAVE A HARD TIME KNOWING WHAT TO SAY TO SOMEONE THAT’S HURTING. IT REMINDS ME TO JUST LOVE THEM LIKE JESUS … MY WORDS AREN’T IMPORTANT. TOO MANY TIMES I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY … SO I SAID NOTHING. I NEVER WANT TO DO THAT AGAIN.

    I LIKE THE WARM TROMBONE IDEA. ALTHOUGH IT’S HARD FOR ME TO IMAGINE ONE BEING WARM … I WOULD AGREE THAT LOVE WOULD BE BETTER.

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