What ONE song best describes you/your views on life?

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by wegs, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. scimaster Registered Member

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    Everlong by Foo Fighters!!

    'If anything could ever be this good again, You've gotta promise not to stop when I say when"
     
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  3. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Largeness

    Nothing so large can be contained in one song. Still, though, in the spirit of the game: Monster Magnet, "Ego, the Living Planet":

    [video=youtube;48d5EU9SXCs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48d5EU9SXCs[/video]​

    It's a start.
     
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  5. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    ha, yeah...they're a cool band...so, this sentence sums things up for ya, huh?

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    Ok...this band...KICKS ASS! wth? why have i not heard of them?

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    they've been around since the early 90's?

    Decided to look up their other songs...I've been listening ever since

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    Wow, they are talented.... thx for posting this up, Tiassa.

    I've taken a liking to this.......

    [video=youtube;QPTNS3llm2E]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPTNS3llm2E[/video]
     
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  7. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    For anyone who wishes to sing along to the tune i posted ^^

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    Going down now

    The mountain screamed three times today
    I guess it thought it'd like to play
    How much does one have to pay
    To fry a peak and melt away
    Launching titan's breath on mine
    The sweating measure lands on time

    And the old man is down by the river
    Well he gets up and he walks on down
    To the spaceship that's parked at your doorstep
    And it's waiting to take you away now

    Goin' down now
    Goin' down now

    Looking for the rate that crowed
    He's hooked up down in Mexico
    Slap my nerve now give me more
    It's my disaster friend, not yours

    And the old man is down by the river
    Well he gets up and he walks on down
    Ah, to the spaceship that's parked at your doorstep
    And it's waiting to take you away now

    And the last one, it's down by the river
    Where he gets up and he walks on down
    Ah, to the spaceship that's parked at your doorstep
    And it's waiting to take you away now

    It's down by the river
    It's always this way now
    It's down by the river
    It's always this way now

    Goin' down now
    Goin' down now

    Now
    Now
    Now

    Down
    Down
    Down
     
  8. scimaster Registered Member

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    Oooo I also like Monster Magnet!
     
  9. Robittybob1 Banned Banned

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    Otis Redding - When a man loves a woman
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHS8LAqHyHs

    What questions does he ask himself?
    Classic old song.

    When a man loves a woman, can't keep his mind on nothing else
    He'll trade the world for the good thing he's found
    If she's bad he can't see it she can do no wrong
    Turn his back on his best friend if he put her down

    When a man loves a woman, spend his very last dime
    Tryin' to hold on to what he needs
    He'd give up all his comfort, sleep out in the rain
    If she said that's the way it ought to be

    Well, this man loves a woman
    I gave you everything I had
    Tryin' to hold on to your precious love
    Baby, please don't treat me bad

    When a man loves a woman, down deep in his soul
    She can bring him such misery
    If she plays him for a fool, he's the last one to know
    Lovin' eyes don't ever see

    Well, this man loves a woman
    I gave you everything I had
    Tryin' to hold on to your precious love
    Baby, please don't treat me bad

    When a man loves a woman, I know exactly how he feels
    Coz baby baby baby you're my world
     
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  10. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    This is a twelve-bar blues written by Memphis Slim in 1951. I can't find the original anywhere, but Tracy Nelson's first well-known band, Mother Earth, took their name from the song and did a fabulous rendition of it in 1968. It's been covered a zillion times, recently by Gov't Mule, but I still like Tracy's the best. Great piano and guitar solos!

    This is certainly my view on one really important part of life: the end.

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    Everyone who's sung it has updated the lyrics. This is the version I sing:

    MOTHER EARTH by Memphis Slim

    Well, you can high-hat me all the time, and you might never come my way.
    Mother Earth is calling for you, there's a debt you have to pay.

    I don't care how rich you are, I don't care what you're worth.
    When it all comes down, you've got to go back to Mother Earth.​

    You may have a billion dollars; your dog has his own Cadillac.
    You may have enough money to buy anything you lack.

    Bridge​

    Well, I'm not afraid of dyin', don't think it will cause me any pain.
    Ain't no one who's gone over there, ever come back to complain.

    Bridge.​
     
  11. Robittybob1 Banned Banned

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    it's on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRyPHWw-Azo
     
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    Exile - I Wanna Kiss You All Over (1978)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJJQpSzDgC0


    Exile - Kiss You All Over

    When I get home, babe, gonna light your fire
    All day I've been thinkin' about you, babe
    You're my one desire

    Gonna wrap my arms around you
    Hold you close to me
    Oh, babe I wanna taste your lips
    I wanna fill your fantasy, yeah

    I don't what I'd do without you, babe
    Don't know where I'd be
    You're not just another lover
    No, you're everything to me

    Ev'rytime I'm with you, baby
    I can't believe it's true
    When you're layin' in my arms
    And you do the things you do

    You can see it in my eyes
    I can feel it in your touch
    You don't have to say a thing
    Just let me show how much
    I love you, I need you, yeah

    I wanna kiss you all over
    And over again
    I wanna kiss you all over
    Till the night closes in
    Till the night closes in

    Stay with me, lay with me, holding me, loving me,
    baby
    Here with me, near with me, feeling you close to me,
    baby

    So show me, show me ev'rything you do
    'cause baby no one does it quite like you

    I love you, I need you, oh, babe

    I wanna kiss you all over
    And over again
    I wanna kiss you all over
    Till the night closes in
    Till the night closes in

    Till the night closes in
    Till the night closes in
    Till the night closes in
     
  14. Omega133 Aus der Dunkelheit Valued Senior Member

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    Hmm, tough decision. Probably Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd, although I like the Shinedown version better.

    Either that or Live In Love by Times Of Grace.
     
  15. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    The original "Mother Earth" by Memphis Slim. Thanks!

    I found a performance by Tracy Nelson, my favorite interpretation of the song. It's not with the band Mother Earth, but about ten years later after she became established as a solo act. Pretty much the same version, although without the fabulous guitar and piano solos. Her lyrics are much easier to understand than Memphis Slim's!
     
  16. elte Valued Senior Member

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    "Last Chance" by Shooting Star. I like "I'd love to change the world" by Ten Years After, too, but the message seems a bit ambiguous in some areas. I couldn't listen to any of the videos and post any links because the sound on my computer is muted and no volume control is showing.


    Uploaded on May 10, 2011


    Seize the moment!!

    Lyrics:
    When the stranger came to town
    All the people watched with wonder
    In their tattered clothes
    Gathered 'round and raised their eyes up from the dirt

    And the stranger said to them
    I have been upon the mountain
    I have witnessed forces, like cannons
    That could ram you to the ground

    Stand up on your feet
    'Cause your life is short as hell
    You could be dead tomorrow
    Today may be your

    Last chance to believe in yourself
    Your last chance to yell
    Your last chance to be good to yourself
    Your last chance to drink from life's well

    In the crowd a voice was heard
    Should we get them before they get you
    Should we strike the first blow
    He said no, no, no, you don't understand

    The enemy is in your heart
    Self-respect robbed by self-pity
    Look across the country
    All the people with their dreams dead in their hearts

    Stand up your feet
    'Cause your life is short as hell
    You could be dead tomorrow
    Today may be your

    Last chance to believe in yourself
    Your last chance to yell
    Your last chance to be good to yourself
    Your last chance to drink from life's well

    So drink from the well
    Oh yeah

    It could be your
    Last chance to believe in yourself
    Your last chance to yell
    Your last chance to be good to yourself
    Your last chance to drink from life's well

    Drink from the well
    Oh yeah
    Yeah

    Drink from the well


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  17. Robittybob1 Banned Banned

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    I was into the Blues years ago, I enjoyed that too.
     
  18. quinnsong Valued Senior Member

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    I would have to write my own song to best describe my views on life but there are several songs that speak to me.

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    Songwriters: BROWNE, JACKSON
    Boy of mine
    As your fortune comes to carry you down the line
    And you watch as the changes unfold
    And you sort among the stories you've been told
    If some pieces of the picture are hard to find
    And the answers to your questions are hard to hold

    Take good care of your mother
    When you're making up your mind
    Should one thing or another take you from behind
    Though the world may make you hard and wild
    And determine how your life is styled
    When you've come to feel that you're the only child
    Take good care of your brother

    Let the disappointments pass
    Let the laughter fill your glass
    Let your illusions last until they shatter
    Whatever you might hope to find
    Among the thoughts that crowd your mind
    There won't be many that ever really matter

    But take good care of your mother
    And remember to be kind
    When the pain of another will serve you to remind
    That there are those who feel themselves exiled
    On whom the fortune never smiled
    And upon whose life the heartache has been piled
    They're just looking for another
    Lonely child

    And when you've found another soul
    Who sees into your own
    Take good care of each other
     
  19. quinnsong Valued Senior Member

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    [video=youtube_share;9KKEXZTrvAU]http://youtu.be/9KKEXZTrvAU[/video]
     
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    Blue Collar by Bachman-Turner OverDrive

    Walk your street
    And I'll walk mine
    And should we meet
    Would you spare me some time

    'Cause you should see my world
    Meet my kind
    Before you judge our minds

    Blue collar

    Sleep your sleep
    I'm awake and alive
    I keep late hours
    Your nine to five

    So I would like you know
    I need the quiet hours
    To create in this world of mine

    Blue collar

    I'd like you to know at four in the morning
    Things are coming mine
    All I've seen, all I've done
    And those I hope to find

    I'd like to remind you at four in the morning
    My world is very still
    The air is fresh under diamond skies
    Makes me glad to be alive

    You keep that beat
    And I keep time
    Your restless face
    Is no longer mine

    I rest my feet
    While the world's in heat
    And I wish that you could do the same

    Blue collar

    Blue collar
     
  22. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    sculptor, quinnsong and river, fraggle...thank you for your songs, they are so wonderful.

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    So, something about me. I've been playing piano since I was a kid. After my dad died, I was lost, and ended up taking piano lessons. It changed my life during that time. Piano was my spirit...it brought me to places...where I could feel my dad with me. I played Clair De Lune by Claude Debussy, it was one of my first pieces that I learned for piano. I played it in a high school competition many moons ago...and I won! I thought of my dad the whole time...and how he inspired the piece, it came to be. It was Debussy's 151st birthday yesterday, and if he only knew how he has touched my life...if only...

    One could say this piece definitely shaped my life...

    Enjoy...

    [video=youtube;-LXl4y6D-QI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LXl4y6D-QI[/video]
     
  23. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    of course we don't 'know' each other here, but this one surprised me...that you posted. i think it's so cool to learn about a person, through a song.

    something tells me, there's an interesting story here, eh? lol
    i enjoyed it very much, thank you.


    @ river, i LOVE those lyrics...i've read them a few times.

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    if these are the songs that have shaped your lives, i'm in very good company...
     

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