Thursday, 17 April 2008

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Song Lyrics with Mean and or a Message

1.... Wish you were Here - Pink Floyd

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell,
Blue skys from pain.
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

And did they get you to trade
Your heros for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange
A walk on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl,
Year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.

2... Skating away on the thin of the New Day - Jethro Tull

Meanwhile back in the year One
when you belonged to no-one
you didn't stand a chance son, if your pants were undone.
`Cause you were bred for humanity and sold to society
one day you'll wake up in the Present Day
a million generations removed from expectations
of being who you really want to be.

3... Hymn 43 - Jethro Tull

Oh father high in heaven
smile down upon your son
whose busy with his money games
his women and his gun.
Oh Jesus save me!
And the unsung Western hero killed an Indian or three
and made his name in Hollywood
to set the white man free.
Oh Jesus save me!

If Jesus saves -- well, He'd better save Himself
from the gory glory seekers who use His name in death.
Oh Jesus save me!
I saw him in the city and on the mountains of the moon
His cross was rather bloody
He could hardly roll His stone.
Oh Jesus save me!

4... Sorry - Buckcherry

This time i think i'm to blame
It's harder to get through the days
We get older and blame turns to shame
'Cause everything inside it never comes out right
And when i see you cry it makes me wanna die.
I'm sorry i'm bad, i'm sorry i'm blue
I'm sorry about all the things i said to you
And i know i can't take it back
I love how you kiss, i love all your sounds
And baby the way you make my world go 'round
And i just wanted to say i'm sorry.

5.... Through Glass - Stone Sour

I'm looking at you through the glass...
Don't know how much time has passed
Oh god it feels like forever
But no one ever tells you that forever
Feels like home sitting all alone inside your head
How do you feel? That is the question

6.... See you in the Light - Micheal Franti

The vampires gather around me, angling to take a bite.
They want to drink my blood of courage, and try to take away my fight.
But no, no, no, they can't do that, no, for one truth I've learned in life.
You want to scare away the vampires, you simply guide them into the light.

7.... I know am not alone - Michael Franti

But I know, I know, I know I'm not alone
and I know, I know, I know I'm not alone
Every time I read the news,
I'm always more confused they're tellin' me to choose but there's only lies to choose from
How many died today? How many lost their homes or shot a gun, or a loved one?

8.... The Last Saskatchewan Pirate - Arrogant Worms

I used to be a farmer, and I made a living fine,
I had a little stretch of land along the city line
But time went by and though I tried, the money wasnt there
And bankers came and took my land and told me fair is fair
I looked for every kind of job, the answer always no
Hire you now? theyd always laugh, we just let twenty go!
The government, the promised me a measly little sum
But Ive got too much pride to end up just another bum.
Then I thought, who gives a damn if all the jobs are gone?
Im gonna be a pirate on the river saskatchewan!!!

9... What if God was one of Us - Alanis Morissette

What if God was one of us?
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make his way home
Just trying to make his way home
Back up to Heaven all alone
Nobody callin' on the phon
ecept for the Pope maybe in Rome

10.. Cemetery - The Headstones

I got a gal who lives on the wrong side of town
I know what I like and man you know I sure know how
It's the other side another place
I like it there no accounting for taste
I can't think of nothing when I'm with her
But the rain and the wind and the cemetery dirt

Went down to the cemetery looking for love
Got there and my baby was buried
I had to dig her up
Went down to the cemetery looking for love
Got there and my baby was buried
I had to dig her up

11... I Don't Wanna Stop - Ozzy Osborne

All my life I've been over the top
I don't know what I'm doing
All I know is I don't wanna stop
All fired up, I'm gonna go till I drop
You're either in or in the way
Don't make me, I don't wanna stop

Why don't they ever listen to me?
Is this the one way conversation?
Nothing they say is gonna set me free
Don't need no mental masturbation

Too many religions for only one god
I don't need another saviour
Don't try to change my mind
You know I'm one of a kind
Ain't gonna change my bad behaviour

12.. Lovers In a Dangerous Time - Barenaked Ladies (Cover)

Don't the hours grow shorter as the days go by
You never get to stop and open your eyes
One day you're waiting for the sky to fall
And next you're dazzled by the beauty of it all
When you're lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time

13... Imagine - John Lennon

Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join usAnd the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world
You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

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11 comments:

christyhulsey said...

Like the list. Love number 13.

Sue said...

Great list! Imagine is as relevant today, as it was when it was first released. Brilliant songs :)

Happy TT

christyhulsey said...

Here's to you...from a fellow pagan! If god were one of us she would be like you and me! nice blog. kudos!

a cynical, lovable, loyal girl said...

I think "What if God where one of us" is by Joan Osborne, I could be wrong.

I agree- JKR did show that war is evil and senseless but why kill Tonks and Lupin randomly? It makes me sad still. They were great characters that weren't given enough time in the books, I feel.

anthonynorth said...

Jethro Tull were an amazing band. I can see Ian Anderson now, flute in hand, those manic looks but that beautiful voice.

Monday through Sunday said...

Happy Thursday!

Malcolm said...

I really like the lyrics to #7 by Michael Franti. I have one of the albums that he did with Spearhead (Stay Human). As a Cynical, Lovable Girl mentioned, "One of Us" is a Joan Osborne song. :-)

In case you didn't check the box in my comments section to receive email replies, I responded to your question regarding the omission of Batman and Robin from my T13.

One Opinionated Woman said...

It seems like music is a common thread for today's T13 - and I think that the BareNaked Ladies did a SUPERB cover of Bruce Cockburn's Lovers in a Dangerous Time (better than the original - and I'm a Cockburn fan). Great List!

Tink said...

I don't know all of the songs, but the lyrics are meaningful! Thanks for visiting my reiki TT and inviting me for the Pagan Bloggers Network.

yertle said...

Great list. I have always been a big fan of 1,9 and 13 myself. I will have to check the others out.

Thanks for visiting my TT. I appreciate the info.

Barbara Doduk said...

GREAT list.

I didn't know Alanis covered that Joan Osborne song "One of Us". I have ever heard her version. I'll have to check it out.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Cheers
Barbara @ The Love Blog

PS, thanks for all the cool Wicca info. I'll be back for more of that. :)