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Tennessee Fan
Member since Sep 2009
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Lyrics that hit you
I'm not a big lyrics guy. For me, it is like 10% of the listening experience. Icing on the cake. But them some lines you hear and just have to hear them again, yes?

For me, here are three recents.

"I miss my mom and dad for this?"
-Fun, Some Nights

"But your boys have grown soft, and your girls have gone wild."
-Battle Born, The Killers

"And now I'm drunker than before they told me drinking doesn't make me nice."
-Passion Pit, Constant Conversations


Houston Astros Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2011
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re: Lyrics that hit you
I wouldn't know where to begin.. It would have to depend on what mood I was in at the moment. I'll get back to you though haha

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The Dude's Rug
Member since Nov 2004
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re: Lyrics that hit you
"You run and you run, to catch up to the sun but its sinking.
Racing around, to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way, but your older.
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death."
--Time, Pink Floyd

loLSU fan
Member since May 2012
29587 posts

re: Lyrics that hit you
in my mind i'm a blind man doing time

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Member since Sep 2010
9688 posts

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"You'll never lose you're mind
As long as you're heart always reminds you
Where you left it

And don't ever let them make you feel
Like saying what you want is unbecoming
If you were supposed to watch you're mouth
All the time, I doubt you're eyes would be above it

So I'll meet you at the bottom
If there really is one, they always told me
When you hit it you'll know it
But I've been falling so long
It's like gravity's gone and I'm just floating"

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Harry Caray
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Aug 2009
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there ain't much that's dumber, there ain't much that's dumber than pinning your hopes on a change in another

Needing/Getting by OK Go

just from recent memory.

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North Carolina Fan
Member since Feb 2012
11037 posts

re: Lyrics that hit you
Quick to judge
Quick to anger
Slow to understand
Ignorance and prejudice
And fear walk hand in hand...

Auburn Fan
Aft Cargo Hold of Serenity
Member since Feb 2010
9866 posts

re: Lyrics that hit you
can't remember the lyrics to tranlate to the post, but Imagine by John Lennon - gets me everytime.

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New Orleans Saints Fan
House of the Rising Sun
Member since Jan 2010
56015 posts

re: Lyrics that hit you
Too many to list, as i think lyrics and music are inseparable.
But here are four of my all time favorites:


A lovestruck Romeo sings the streets a serenade
Laying everybody low with a lovesong that he made
Finds a streetlight steps out of the shade
Says something like you and me babe how about it?

Juliet says hey it's Romeo, you nearly gimme me a heart attack
He's underneath the window she's singing hey la my boyfriend's back
You shouldn't come around here singing up at people like that
Anyway what you gonna do about it?

Juliet the dice were loaded from the start
And I bet and you exploded in my heart
And I forget I forget the movie song
When you gonna realise it was just that the time was wrong Juliet?


Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face
Do You Realize - we're floating in space -
Do You Realize - that happiness makes you cry
Do You Realize - that everyone you know someday will die

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round


People are strange when you're a stranger
Faces look ugly when you're alone
Women seem wicked when you're unwanted
Streets are uneven when you're down

When you're strange
Faces come out of the rain
When you're strange
No one remembers your name
When you're strange


All that you touch
And all that you see
All that you taste
All you feel
And all that you love
And all that you hate
All you distrust
All you save
And all that you give
And all that you deal
And all that you buy
Beg, borrow or steal
And all you create
And all you destroy
And all that you do
And all that you say
And all that you eat
And everyone you meet
And all that you slight
And everyone you fight
And all that is now
And all that is gone
And all that's to come
And everything under the sun is in tune
But the sun is eclipsed by the moon

There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark.

And the entire song Some Girls by The Rolling Stones

And The Times They Are A-Changin, especially this part:

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.

I could go on for days in this discussion. And i plan to come back later

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Homerun Village
Member since Jun 2008
33232 posts

re: Lyrics that hit you
"tomorrw she'll be rolling down I-10,Baton Rouge,LSU 18 years in her rearview".

Carrie Underwood , The Night Before Life Goes On.

This will be my youngest in a few years.


Formerly MDGeaux
Member since Sep 2003
48135 posts

re: Lyrics that hit you
The theme of the party was the Industrial Age... so you came dressed as a train wreck.

She crashed into the Easter mass
With her hair done up in broken glass
She was limping left on her broken heels
When she said, "Father, can I tell your congregation how a resurrection really feels?"

Well the kids as the shows
They'll have kids of their own
And their sing a long songs will be our scriptures

I was seeing double for 3 straight days after I got born again
It felt strange but it was nice and peaceful.
It really pleased me to be around so many people.
Of course half were just visions
But half of them were friends from going through the program with me.
Later on we did some sexy things.
Took a couple photographs and carved them into wood reliefs.
But that's enough about me.
Tell me how you got down here into Ybor City?

Killer parties almost killed me.

Flair Chops
Miami (FL) Fan
to the west, my soul is bound
Member since Nov 2010
34365 posts

re: Lyrics that hit you

I'm not a big lyrics guy. For me, it is like 10% of the listening experience. Icing on the cake.
to me, it's the most important part. i could go on all day with favorite lyrics, lyrics that resonate, etc., but i will leave you with three selections


And you run and you run
To catch up with the sun
But it's sinking
Racing around
To come up behind you again
The sun is the same
In a relative way
But you're older
Shorter of breath
And one day closer to death
time, floyd


I love you more than can I tell you,
When you pass through from this world,
I hope you ask to take me with you
So I don't have to wait for long
But until then I'll be with you through the dark,
And until then I'll be with you through the dark
Who else can say that about you, baby
Who else can say that about you, now
Who else can take all your blood and your curses
Nobody I've seen a hanging around
Seen a hanging around
biloxi parish, gaslight


If Heaven and Hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the NOs on their vacancy signs
If there's no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark
i will follow you into the dark, death cab for cutie

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New Orleans
Member since Sep 2011
11665 posts

re: Lyrics that hit you
"Such a long, long time to be gone; and a short time to be there"
Grateful Dead - Box of Rain

St. Stephen

"Married my cousin up in Arkansas, married to more when I got to Utah"

Gourds, Lower 48

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Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
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"You run and you run, to catch up to the sun but its sinking.
Racing around, to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way, but your older.
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death."
--Time, Pink Floyd

That whole song speaks to me.

And then the one day you find
Ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run
You missed the starting gun

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Member since Feb 2011
1284 posts

re: Lyrics that hit you
The Frontier Index by the Silver Jews

"When I was younger I was a cobra
in every case I wanted to be cool
Now that I'm older and sub-space is colder
I just want to say something true"

Random Rules by the Silver Jews

"In 1984 I was hospitalized for approaching perfection
Slowly screwing my way across Europe, I had to make a correction"

New Orleans Saints Fan
North Carolina, via NOLA
Member since Jan 2007
4545 posts

re: Lyrics that hit you

The Frontier Index by the Silver Jews

Boy wants a car from his dad
Dad says "first you've gotta cut that hair"
Boy says "hey dad, Jesus had long hair"
And dad says "that's right son....Jesus walked everywhere"
This post was edited on 11/26 at 4:35 pm

TN Bhoy
San Antonio, TX
Member since Apr 2010
58211 posts

re: Lyrics that hit you

You were all that we had, your mammy and me
when you marched head erect you were proud as could be
but it killed your poor ma and it slowly killing me
when you were blown to kingdom come on the shores of Gallipoli

Gallipoli - The Fureys


But here in this graveyard it's still no man's land
The countless white crosses stand mute in the sand
To man's blind indefference to his fellow man
To a whole generation that were butchered and dammed

No Man's Land (Green Fields of France) - Eric Bogle
This post was edited on 11/26 at 4:59 pm

quail man
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New York, NY
Member since May 2010
37088 posts

re: Lyrics that hit you
all of Carolina Drama by the Raconteurs.

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40 yds to Freedom
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2012
306 posts

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Once in a while you get shown the light
In the strangest of places if you look at it right.

The Grateful Dead - Scarlet Begonias

Will you tell me what you saw and I'll tell you what you missed,
when the ocean met the sky.
You missed when time and life shook hands and said goodbye.
When the earth folded in on itself.
And said "Good luck, for your sake I hope heaven and hell
are really there, but I wouldn't hold my breath."

The more we move ahead the more we're stuck in rewind.

Modest Mouse- The ocean breathes salty

A lot of Modest Mouse songs tend to have lyrics that hit a chord every time i listen to them

The Duchy of Grand Fenwick
Member since Dec 2008
8654 posts

re: Lyrics that hit you
Well, these lyrics hit me one time but not in a particularly good way. I saw this band one time, don't remember the name but they were kind of a Lynyrd Skynyrd wannabe band. The lyric was something like this:

Skinny dippin' in the Chattahoochee
Got my fanger in yer sister's coochie

Now on the other side of the coin, for some reason I was struck by these Steely Dan lyrics in the song Caves of Altamira.

Before the fall
When they wrote it on the wall
And there wasn't even any Hollywood
They heard the call
And they wrote it on the wall
For you and me and we understood

He's talking about ancient humans living in caves and painting the things that were important to them on the cave walls. Odd subject for a song but that's the Dan for you.

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