Meaningful song of the moment?

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  1. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member

    Again, blatantly stolen from another board:

    What song can you not stop listening to/fits your life right now/has special meaning for you at the moment?

    Post the song title/artist/album/lyrics; try checking www.songlyrics.com if you need help finding them. Make sure the lyrics are acceptable under the 'Gym rules, please, before you post them...

    My song of the moment with lyrics is "More Than This", Peter Gabriel (from Up); instrumental is a tie between "The Return of the King" from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King soundtrack and "Prinsengracht Extensions", DAC Crowell (from Red-shifted Harmonies, Magnatune.com).

    More Than This

    i woke up and the world outside was dark
    all so quiet before the dawn
    opened up the door and walked outside
    the ground was cold

    i walked until i couldn’t walk anymore
    to a place i’d never been
    there was something stirring in the air
    in front of me, i could see

    more than this
    more than this
    so much more than this
    there is something else there
    when all that you had has all gone
    and more than this
    i stand
    feeling so connected
    and i’m all there
    right next to you

    it started when i saw the ship go down
    i saw them struggle in the sea
    and suddenly the picture disappears
    in front of me

    now we’re busy making all our busy plans
    on foundations built to last
    but nothing fades as fast as the future
    and nothing clings like the past, until we can see

    more than this
    more than this
    so much more than this
    there is something out there
    more than this
    it’s coming through
    and more than this
    i stand alone and so connected
    and I’m all there
    right next to you

    oh then it’s alright
    when with every day another bit falls away
    oh but it’s still alright, alright, alright
    and like words together we can make some sense

    much more than this
    way beyond imagination
    much more than this
    beyond the stars
    with my head so full
    so full of fractured pictures
    and i’m all there
    right next to you
    so much more than this
    there is something else there
    when all that you had has all gone
    and more than this
    i’m alone
    feeling so connected
    and i’m all there right next to you

    more than this
    more than this
    more than this
    ........

     
  2. Psycho_Lugia_X

    Psycho_Lugia_X New Member

    Weird...i had the exact same writing prompt for my written application to Honors English III...I picked Linkin Park's "Forgotton." I chose that song for a two reasons: first, i would be able to fill space with mumbo jumbo since i really wasnt feeling up to that prompt and second, i could actually write some personal things on it too. I wasnt sure i could fill the required space going on just how i liked the song (more specifically a stanza from it) so that's why i went with a depressing song..it gives you an excuse to fill space explaining why the song ain't so bad. Woops! Ain't ain't a word...must practice for Honers English III!

    Linkin Park's "Forgotton" From the Hybrid Theory CD (I'll bold the stanza i focused my application on)

    From the top to the bottom
    Bottom to top I stop
    At the core I’ve forgotten
    In the middle of my thoughts
    Taken far from my safety
    The picture is there
    The memory won’t escape me
    But why should I care

    From the top to the bottom
    Bottom to top I stop
    At the core I’ve forgotten
    In the middle of my thoughts
    Taken far from my safety
    The picture is there
    The memory won’t escape me
    But why should I care

    There’s a place so dark you can’t see the end
    (Skies [rock] back) and shock that which can’t defend
    The rain then sends dripping / an acidic question
    Forcefully, the power of suggestion
    Then with the eyes shut / looking though the rust and rot
    And dust / a spot of light floods the floor
    And pours over the rusted world of pretend
    The eyes ease open and its dark again

    From the top to the bottom
    Bottom to top I stop
    At the core I’ve forgotten
    In the middle of my thoughts
    Taken far from my safety
    The picture is there
    The memory won’t escape me
    But why should I care

    In the memory you’ll find me
    Eyes burning up
    The darkness holding me tightly
    Until the sun rises up


    Moving all around / screaming of the ups and downs
    Pollution manifested in perpetual sound
    The wheels go round and the sunset creeps behind
    Street lamps, chain-link and concrete
    A little piece of paper with a picture drawn floats
    On down the street till the wind is gone
    The memory now is like the picture was then
    When the paper’s crumpled up it can’t be perfect again

    From the top to the bottom
    Bottom to top I stop
    At the core I’ve forgotten
    In the middle of my thoughts
    Taken far from my safety
    The picture is there
    The memory won’t escape me
    But why should I care

    From the top to the bottom
    Bottom to top I stop
    At the core I’ve forgotten
    In the middle of my thoughts
    Taken far from my safety
    The picture is there
    The memory won’t escape me
    But why should I care

    In the memory you’ll find me
    Eyes burning up
    The darkness holding me tightly
    Until the sun rises up


    Now you got me caught in the act
    You bring the thought back
    I’m telling you that
    I see it right through you

    Now you got me caught in the act
    You bring the thought back
    I’m telling you that
    I see it right through you

    Now you got me caught in the act
    You bring the thought back
    I’m telling you that
    I see it right through you

    Now you got me caught in the act
    You bring the thought back
    I’m telling you that
    I see it right through you

    Now you got me caught in the act
    You bring the thought back
    I’m telling you that
    I see it right through you

    Now you got me caught in the act
    You bring the thought back
    I’m telling you that
    I see it right through you

    Now you got me caught in the act
    You bring the thought back
    I’m telling you that
    I see it right through you

    In the memory you’ll find me
    Eyes burning up
    The darkness holding me tightly
    Until the sun rises up

    In the memory, you will find me
    Eyes burning up
    The darkness holding me tightly
    Until the sun rises up
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2004
  3. yoshi1001

    yoshi1001 New Member

    I've liked this song ever since I heard it in a Paramount pictures promo spot:

    Holding Out For a Hero/Bonnie Tyler/Multiple albums

    "Holding Out For a Hero" written by Jim Steinman and Dean Pitchford

    Where have all the good men gone
    And where are all the gods?
    Where's the street-wise Hercules
    To fight the rising odds?
    Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
    Late at night I toss and turn and dream of what I need

    I need a hero
    I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
    He's gotta be strong
    And he's gotta fast
    And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
    I need a hero
    I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
    He's gotta be sure
    And it's gotta soon
    And he's gotta be larger than life

    Somewhere after midnight
    In my wildest fantasy
    Somewhere just beyond my reach
    There's someone reaching back for me
    Racing on the thunder and rising with the heat
    It's gonna take a superman to sweep me off feet

    (chorus)

    Up where the mountains meet the heavens above
    Out where the lightning splits the sea
    I would swear that there's someone somewhere
    Watching me

    Through the wind and the chill and the rain
    And the storm and the flood
    I can feel his approach
    Like the fire in my blood

    (chorus)

    I wrote a partial parody of this song called "I need a gyro."
     
  4. Broken Lizard

    Broken Lizard New Member

    This one has a deep spritual meaning for me. It makes my palms all sweaty and brings a tear to my eye everytime I hear it.

    Hot SHot City (by David Hasselhoff)

    When the sun goes down on a saturday night
    You will find her on the street
    In her red ferrari with her top pulled down
    You can feel, you can feel the heat
    Got her motor runnin' and the wind in her hair
    She ain't got nothing to lose
    And her skin tight jeans
    He'll be the wreck of a man
    She will give, she will give you the blues
    She will give, she will give you the blues
    Cool it down now cool it down
    11 o'clock we're ready to rock
    11 o'clock yeah we ready to rock

    Hot shot city on a saturday night
    We're gonna party down until the morning light
    Hot shot city on a saturday night
    We're hotter than rock'n' roll

    She's burning baby in my soul
    Check it out, check it out

    Let your hair down baby
    We've been rocking all night
    Now the sun's coming over the hill
    We like to sleep all day, like to party all night
    Our love is like red hot steel
    Our love is like red hot steel
    Cool it down now cool it down
    11 o'clock we're ready to rock
    11 o'clock yeah we ready to rock

    Hot shot city on a saturday night
    We're gonna party down until the morning light
    Hot shot city on a saturday night
    We're hotter than rock'n' roll
    She's burning baby in my soul
    Check it out, check it out
     
  5. Orange Soda

    Orange Soda New Member

    Lyric threads always leave me at odds because with the exception of the occasional Weird Al CD, I very rarely listen to music with lyrics. There's nothing to identify with because my brain usually tunes out lyrics by nature.

    I guess lately my favorite is my Smashing Live CD that came with Nintendo Power last year. Not really any one song. Just the whole CD.
     
  6. Tego

    Tego New Member

    This song means a lot to me. The message is quite simple: if nothing in life is going your way, and you're nearly giving up, you have to remember that people around you love you, and better times will come.

    And just for the record, I'm feeling ok at the moment, so it's more the positive spirit of the song I'm relating my feelings to right now.

    EELS - SOMEBODY LOVES YOU

    woke up with a bang
    and a bug on your face
    it crawled in your mouth
    and gave you a taste of
    the good life you left behind
    but i think you're gonna be fine


    somebody loves you
    and you're gonna make it through


    this nagging malaise
    is more than a phase
    it feels like a job
    but no boss ever pays you to lay there
    and think how you'll die
    while the tears start to well in your eyes


    somebody loves you
    and you're gonna make it through


    one more saturday
    all alone through the night
    you've got to be sure
    when you turn out that light
    that it's going to turn on again
    you've got to be your good friend


    somebody loves you
    and you're gonna make it through
     
  7. The Fish King

    The Fish King New Member

    Ever notice that a song usually means more to you when you are feeling bummed than when you are perky? Well, that seems to be the case with me. I never feel anything but happy-go-luckyness, but for the past few weeks, I've been loaded down with responsibility. I just feel torn.

    You see, on the 25th I'll be going on a religious mission where I will recieve letters from home, but otherwise I'll be entirely focused on my work. No television, no games, no Pokémon. I've always wanted to do this and there is nothing that will change my mind. I just feel some longing for normalicy. This longing is nowhere near as strong as my longing for this mission.'

    Thus today my song is "I'll Be Seeing You." I know it's from a musical, but I can't remember which. My favorite is the version by Barry Manilow. This song always reminds me of my mother who will probably not be alive by the time I get back. (She has terminal cancer and was given 2 months to live... That was 5 years ago, but she's still here.)

    I'll be seeing you
    In all the old familiar places,
    That this heart of mine embraces
    All day through.
    In that small café.
    The park across the way.
    The childrens carousel.
    The chestnet tree.
    The wishing well.

    And I'll be seeing you
    In every lovely summers day,
    In everything that's light and ***.
    I'll always think of you that way.
    I'll find you in the morning sun
    And when the night is through
    I'll be looking at the moon,

    Oh, but, I'll be seeing you
    In every lovely summer's day.
    In everything that's light and ***.
    I'll always think of you that way.
    I'll find you in the morning sun
    And when the night is through
    I'll be looking at the moon,
    But I'll be seeing you.
    I'll be seeing you.

    Edit: It appears that the naughty word finders didn't like one of my lyrics. It is a three letter word that means happy and rhymes with day. I think you can figure it out.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2004
  8. Shift

    Shift New Member

    The Shins - Kissing the Lipless

    Called to see if your back
    was still aligned and your sheets
    were growing grass all on the corners of your bed

    But you've got too much to wear on your sleeves
    it has too much to do with me
    and secretly I want to bury in the yard
    the grey remains of a friendship scarred

    You told us of your new life there
    you got someone comin' around
    gluing tinsel to your crown
    he's got you talking pretty loud
    you berate remember your ailing heart and your criminal eyes
    you say you're still in love
    if it's true what can be done
    it's hard to leave all those moments behind

    You tested your metal of doe's skin and petals
    while kissing the lipless
    who bleed all the sweetness away


    Weezer - In the Garage

    I've got Dungeon Master's Guide
    I've got 12-sided die
    I've got Kitty Pryde
    And Nightcrawler too
    Waiting there for me
    Yes I do, I do

    I've got posters on the wall
    My favorite rock group Kiss
    I've got Ace Frehley
    I've got Peter Criss
    Waiting there for me
    Yes I do, I do

    In the garage
    I feel safe
    No one cares about my ways
    In the garage
    Where I belong
    No one hears me sing this song
    In the garage

    I've got an electric guitar
    I play my stupid songs
    I write these stupid words
    And I love every one
    Waiting there for me
    Yes I do, I do

    In the garage
    I feel safe
    No one cares about my ways
    In the garage where I belong
    No one hears me sing this song
    In the garage
    In the garage

    In the garage
    I feel safe
    No one cares about my ways
    In the garage
    Where I belong
    No one hears me sing this song
    In the garage
    I feel safe
    No one laughs about my ways
    In the garage
    Where I belong
    No one hears me
    No one hears me
    No one hears me
    No one hears me
    No one hears me sing this song
     
  9. Dek

    Dek New Member

    Well, me being a Linkin Park nut, I have to pick a song that is related to Linkin Park. I chose the Reanimation version of Pushing Me Away (which is called P5hing me A*way)

    Linkin Park
    "P5hing me A*way"
    Reanimation

    When I look into your eyes there’s nothing there to see
    Nothing but my own mistakes staring back at me

    Everything has to end
    You’ll soon find that we’re out of time left to watch it all unwind
    Everything falls apart
    Even the people who never froun eventually break down
    Everything has to end
    You’ll soon find we’re out of time left to watch in all unwind
    Everything falls apart
    Even the people who never frown eventually break down

    I’ve lied to you
    This is the last smile that I’ll fake for the sake of being with you
    Everything falls apart even
    Even the people who never frown eventually break down
    Everything has to end
    You’ll soon find we’re out of time left to watch it all unwind
    The sake of being with you
    Everything falls apart
    Even the people who never frown eventually break down
    The sacrifice is never knowing

    Why I stayed with you
    Just push away
    No matter what you see
    You’re still so blind to me

    Even the people who never frown eventually break down

    I’ve tried, like you, to do everything you wanted to
    This is the last time
    That I’ll take the blame for the sake of being with you
    Everything falls apart
    Even the people who never frown eventually break down
    The sacrifice of hiding in a lie
    Everything has to end
    You’ll soon find we’re out of time left to watch it all unwind
    The sacrifice is never knowing

    Why I stay with you
    Just push away
    No matter what you see
    You’re still so blind to me

    Reverse psychology is failing miserably
    It’s so hard to be left all alone
    Telling you is the only chance for me
    There is nothing left but to turn and face you
    When I look into your eyes there’s nothing there to see
    Nothing but my own mistakes staring back at me
    Asking why
    The sacrifice of hiding in a lie
    The sacrifice is never knowing

    Why I stayed with you
    Just push away
    No matter what you see
    You’re still so blind to me

    Why I stayed with you
    Just push away
    No matter what you see
    You’re still so blind to me
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2004
  10. Tails

    Tails New Member

    Can't stop listening to this...

    Super-Sprode
    ~ Freezepop

    to our crazy fans
    we wrote this song
    especially you
    it's for everything you do
    you are the best
    now get undressed
    you are the cutest fans by far
    you took a risk
    and bought our disc
    you play it loudly in your car
    you tell your friends
    about our band
    we're in demand
    this is what you are...
    S-U-P-E-R
    S-U-P-E-R
    S-U-P-E-R
    S-U-P-E-R

    when we play a show
    it's good to know
    you are in the crowd
    we hear you scream so loud
    you like to dance
    and take a chance
    so throw your undies on the stage
    no wait
    you're underage
    you send us email every day
    shop at target
    you made your freq
    so uber-chic
    you know what you are...
    S-U-P-E-R
    S-U-P-E-R
    S-U-P-E-R
    S-U-P-E-R


    you're super-sprøde
    (that is what you are)
    so super-sprøde
    (the cutest fans by far)
    you're super-sprøde
    (that is what you are)
    so super-sprøde
    (the cutest fans by far)


    to our future fans
    in far off lands
    do you want to join our club
    we're on the road
    it's super-sprøde
    we'll just ask for one thing more
    come see our tour
    you will agree
    to sing along with me...
    S-U-P-E-R
    S-U-P-E-R


    you're super-sprøde
    (that is what you are)
    so super-sprøde
    (the cutest fans by far)...
     
  11. MoonGem

    MoonGem New Member

    My Immortal

    i'm so tired of being here
    suppressed by all my childish fears
    and if you have to leave
    i wish that you would just leave
    'cause your presence still lingers here
    and it won't leave me alone

    these wounds won't seem to heal
    this pain is just too real
    there's just too much that time cannot erase

    [chorus]
    when you cried i'd wipe away all of your tears
    when you'd scream i'd fight away all of your fears
    i held your hand through all of these years
    but you still have
    all of me

    you used to captivate me
    by your resonating life
    now i'm bound by the life you left behind
    your face it haunts
    my once pleasant dreams
    your voice it chased away
    all the sanity in me

    these wounds won't seem to heal
    this pain is just too real
    there's just too much that time cannot erase

    [chorus]

    i've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone
    but though you're still with me
    i've been alone all along

    [chorus]
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2004
  12. Shinji Ikari

    Shinji Ikari New Member

    "Infection"
    Chihiro Onitsuka

    Japanese original

    "Nantoka umaku kotaenakucha"
    Soshite kono shita ni zassou ga fuete iku

    Kodou wo yokogiru kage ga
    Mata dareka no kamen wo hagitotte shimau

    In the night
    I sit down as if I'm dead

    Bakuha shite tobichitta
    Kokoro no hahen ga
    Sokorajuu de kirakira hikatte iru kedo
    Itsunoma ni watashi wa
    Konna ni yowaku natta no darou

    Ashi ga sukunde shimau koto mo
    Ki ni naranai furi wo shite iru no

    Watashi no oroka na yamai wa
    Dandan hidoku natte iku bakari

    In the night
    I realize this infection

    Bakuha shite tobichitta
    Kokoro no hahen ga
    Sokorajuu de kirakira hikatte iru kedo
    Itsunoma ni watashi wa
    Konna ni yowaku natta no darou

    Arayuru chiisana netsu ni
    Obie hajimete iru watashi ni
    Kachime nado nai no ni
    Me wo samasanakucha

    Bakuha shite tobichitta
    Kokoro no hahen ga
    Sokorajuu de kirakira hikatte iru kedo
    Itsunoma ni watashi wa
    Konna ni yowaku natta no darou

    Bakuha shite tobichitta kokoro no hahen ga
    Hahen ga, hahen ga sokorajuu de

    Itsunoma ni watashi wa
    Konna ni yowaku natta no darou





    English translation

    "Somehow, I've got to give the answer"
    And with it, the weeds on this tongue just grow thicker

    The shadows intersecting the pulse
    Again winds up robbing someone of their mask

    In the night
    I sit down as if I'm dead

    The fragments of my heart
    Exploded and strewn
    Glitter all around me
    Since when have I
    Become this weak?

    Even when I become weak in the knees
    I'm pretending that it doesn't bother me

    This foolish disease of mine
    Only grows worse and worse

    In the night
    I realize this infection

    The fragments of my heart
    Exploded and strewn
    Glitter all around me
    Since when have I
    Become this weak?

    Having started to fear
    Every single little fever
    Though the odds are stacked against me
    I've got to get up

    The fragments of my heart
    Exploded and strewn
    Glitter all around me
    Since when have I
    Become this weak?

    The fragments of my heart, exploded and strewn
    The fragments, the fragments, all around me

    Since when have I
    Become this weak?
     
  13. Dumb-Nirvana
    Unplugged in New York

    I'm not like them
    But I can pretend
    The sun is gone
    But I have a light
    The day is done
    But I'm having fun

    I think I'm dumb
    or maybe just happy
    Think I'm just happy
    my heart is broke
    But I have some glue
    help me inhale
    And mend it with you
    We'll float around]

    And hang out on clouds
    Then we'll come down
    And I have a hangover...Have a hangover

    Skin the sun
    Fall asleep
    Wish away
    The soul is cheap
    Lesson learned
    Wish me luck
    Soothe the burn
    Wake me up

    http://www.flashplayer.com/music/nirvana-dumb.html

    Listen to it there.
     
  14. BLiZzArD

    BLiZzArD New Member

    I fell in love with this song as soon as I heard it 2 years ago I went through a divorce and now I'm remarried and couldn't be happier, and you know what that kinda scares the crap out of me.

    So Far Away
    By Staind

    This is my life
    it’s not what it was before
    all these feelings I’ve shared
    These are my dreams
    that I’d never lived before
    somebody shake me
    cause I I must be sleeping

    [Chorus]
    Now that we're here, it's so far away
    all the struggle we thought was in vain
    All the mistakes, one life contained
    they all finally start to go away
    Now that we're here its so far away
    and I feel like I can face the day
    I can forgive and I’m not ashamed
    to be the person that I am today

    These are my words
    that I’ve never said before
    I think I’m doing okay
    This is the smile
    that I’ve never shown before
    somebody shake me
    cause I I must be sleeping

    [Chorus]
    Now that we're here, it's so far away
    all the struggle we thought was in vain
    All the mistakes, one life contained
    they all finally start to go away
    Now that we're here its so far away
    and I feel like I can face the day
    I can forgive and I’m not ashamed
    To be the person that I am today

    I’m so afraid of waking
    please don't shake me
    afraid of waking
    please don't shake me

    [Chorus]
    Now that we're here, it's so far away
    all the struggle we thought was in vain
    All the mistakes, one life contained
    they all finally start to go away
    Now that we're here its so far away
    and I feel like I can face the day
    I can forgive and I’m not ashamed
    To be the person that I am today​

    BLiZ
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2004

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