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biba
Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 10:32:00 PM

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Joined: 7/15/2010
Posts: 205
Neurons: 4,419
Location: Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
take a bow

Take a bow, the night is over
This masquerade is getting older
Lights are low, the curtains down
There's no one here
[There's no one here, there's no one in the crowd]
Say your lines but do you feel them
Do you mean what you say when there's no one around [no one around]
Watching you, watching me, one lonely star
[One lonely star you don't know who you are]

Chorus:

I've always been in love with you [always with you]
I guess you've always known it's true [you know it's true]
You took my love for granted, why oh why
The show is over, say good-bye

Say good-bye [bye bye], say good-bye

Make them laugh, it comes so easy
When you get to the part
Where you're breaking my heart [breaking my heart]
Hide behind your smile, all the world loves a clown
[Just make 'em smile the whole world loves a clown]
Wish you well, I cannot stay
You deserve an award for the role that you played [role that you played]
No more masquerade, you're one lonely star
[One lonely star and you don't know who you are]

(chorus, repeat)

Say good-bye [bye bye], say good-bye

All the world is a stage [world is a stage]
And everyone has their part [has their part]
But how was I to know which way the story'd go
How was I to know you'd break
[You'd break, you'd break, you'd break]
You'd break my heart

I've always been in love with you
[I've always been in love with you]
Guess you've always known
You took my love for granted, why oh why
The show is over, say good-bye

(chorus)

Say good-bye [bye bye], say good-bye
Say good-bye


“Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” -John 20:29
Atiya
Posted: Friday, August 6, 2010 2:20:55 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 7/8/2010
Posts: 2,040
Neurons: 6,093
Location: India
Flying without wings

Everybody's looking for a something
One thing that makes it all complete
You'll find it in the strangest places
Places you never knew it could be

Some find it in the face of their children
Some find it in their lover's eyes
Who can deny the joy it brings
When you've found that special thing
You're flying without wings

Some find it sharing every morning
Some in their solitary lives
You'll find it in the words of others
A simple line can make you laugh or cry

You'll find it in the deepest friendship
The kind you cherish all your life
And when you know how much it means
You've found that special thing
You're flying without wings

So, impossible as it may seem
You've got to fight for every dream
Cos who's to know which one you let go
Would have made you complete

Well, for me it's waking up beside you
To watch the sunrise on your face
To know that I can say I love you
In any given time or place

It's little things that only I know
Those are the things that make you mine
And it's like flying without wings
Cos you're my special thing
I'm flying without

And in this place I long to be
You'll be where it ends
I'm flying without wings
And that's the joy you bring
I'm flying without wings




It is good to rub and polish your mind against that of others.—Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592)
BienTeVeo
Posted: Thursday, September 6, 2012 2:51:20 PM
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Joined: 9/3/2012
Posts: 54
Neurons: 155
Location: Argentina
The Temptation of Adam (by Josh Ritter):

If this was the Cold War we could keep each other warm
I said on the first occasion that I met Marie
We were crawling through the hatch that was the missile silo door
And I don't think that she really thought that much of me

I never had to learn to love her like I learned to love the Bomb
She just came along and started to ignore me
But as we waited for the Big One
I started singing her my songs
And I think she started feeling something for me

We passed the time with crosswords that she thought to bring inside
What five letters spell "apocalypse" she asked me
I won her over saying "WWIII"
She smiled and we both knew that she'd misjudged me

Oh Marie it was so easy to fall in love with you
It felt almost like a home of sorts or something
And you would keep the warhead missile silo good as new
And I'd watch you with my thumb above the button

Then one night you found me in my army issue cot
And you told me of your flash of inspiration
You said fusion was the broken heart that's lonely's only thought
And all night long you drove me wild with your equations

Oh Marie do you remember all the time we used to take
We'd make our love and then ransack the rations
I think about you leaving now and the avalanche cascades
And my eyes get washed away in chain reactions

Oh Marie if you would stay then we could stick pins in the map
Of all the places where you thought that love would be found
But I would only need one pin to show where my heart's at
In a top secret location three hundred feet under the ground

We could hold each other close and stay up every night
Looking up into the dark like it's the night sky
And pretend this giant missile is an old oak tree instead
And carve our name in hearts into the warhead

Oh Marie there's something tells me things just won't work out above
That our love would live a half-life on the surface
So at night while you are sleeping
I hold you closer just because
As our time grows short I get a little nervous

I think about the Big One, WWIII
Would we ever really care the world had ended
You could hold me here forever like you're holding me tonight
I look at that great big red button and I'm tempted
Yevaud
Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2012 5:45:01 PM

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Joined: 9/9/2012
Posts: 3
Neurons: 9
Location: Across the Multiverse
Sharon, David Bromberg

I was at this carnival, just a few years ago
no big deal, ferris wheel, the same ol' stuff you know.
And I wandered around the grounds until I found this little tent,
- man outside made a speech, and this is how it went.
"she walks, she talks,
she crawls on her belly like a reptile"
it was the same ole line ...except for one part,
said you don't need no money, you gotta pay with your heart

O sharon, what do you do to these men?
You know the same rowdy crowd that was here last night is back again.

Well I went inside, looked around for a seat.
Then the lights went low, and the drums played a beat.
Out came this girl, dressed in a scarf and a sneeze,
she did a little dance that made me weak in the knees.
she danced just like her back had no bones.
while the band played a tune they called the Main Street Moan.
She smiled a smile the whole world could see.
and then She turned around, and looked staraight at me.
I must've jumped at least six feet in the air,
and when I came down, that girl wasn't there.

Oh Sharon, what do you do to these men?
You know the same rowdy crowd that was here last night is back again.

Then Out come this guy with curly, red hair,
He had a big bushy beard , and he looked like a bear.
He said "Yuh stop yer shoutin' there's no more to the show
if you wanna breathe right, I think y'all better go
Well I didn't think twice, I headed straight for the door,
but on my way out, I heard that big bear roar

O Sharon, what do you do to these men?
You know the same rowdy crowd that was here last night is back again.

Every time that show played, I was right there,
I stayed out off reach of that mean ole' bear.
And it was Just like the man said in his speech at the start,
when that carnie left town it took a piece of my heart.
I still get a funny feeling deep down in my bone,
every time I hear a band play that Main Street Moan.

O Sharon, what do you do to these men?
You know the same rowdy crowd that was here last night is back again.
O Sharon, what do you do to these men?
You know the same rowdy crowd that was here last night is back again.

"The Islet of Langerhans is *not* a Fjord in Norway."
BienTeVeo
Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2012 6:20:34 PM
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Joined: 9/3/2012
Posts: 54
Neurons: 155
Location: Argentina
Yevaud... How strange that you posted a Bromberg song. I've been walking around all day with New Lee Highway Blues in my head. It would make sense had I been listening to DB recently. But it's been decades. And now Sharon. Strange. There must be a meme floating around.

In return I give you Guy Clark's That Old Time Feeling. Check out Darrell Scott's new(ish) version.

And that old time feelin' goes sneakin' down the hall,
Like an old gray cat in winter, keepin' close to the wall.
And that old time feelin' comes stumblin' up the street,
Like an old salesman kickin' the papers from his feet.

And that old time feelin' draws circles around the blok,
Like old women with no children, holdin' hands with the clock.
And that old time feelin' fall on it's face in the park,
Like and old wino prayin' he can make it 'till it's dark.

And that old time feelin' comes and goes in the rain,
Like an old man with his checkers, dyin' to find a game.
And that old time feelin' plays for beer in bars,
Like and old blues-time picker who don't recall who you are.

And that old time feelin' limps through the night on a crutch,
Like an old soldier wonderin' if he's paid too much.
And that old time feelin' rocks and spits and cries,
Like and old lover rememberin' the girl with the clear blue eyes.
Daria H
Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 1:08:02 AM

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Joined: 5/17/2018
Posts: 1
Neurons: 4,074
Location: Jyväskylä, Province of Western Finland, Finland
I'll just leave it here, quoting a post that was published almost 9 years ago but is, nonetheless, topical. For my own microcosm, in particular.

vr091073 wrote:
One of my all-time faves would be the Manic Street Preachers' fabulous 1998 track 'The Everlasting,' from their famed album 'This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours.' I kinda relish anything and everything with an anti-establishment flavour. Anyways, here are the lyrics:

http://www.lyricsfreak.com/m/manic+street+preachers/the+everlasting_20087729.html

The gap that grows between our lives
The gap our parents never had
Stop those thoughts control your mind
Replace the things that you despise
Oh youre old I hear you say
It doesnt mean that I dont care
I dont believe in it anymore
Pathetic acts for a worthless cause

In the beginning when we were winning
When our smiles were genuine
In the beginning when we were winning
When our smiles were genuine
But now unforgiven the everlasting
Everlasting

The world is full of refugees
Theyre just like you and just like me
But as people we have a choice
To end the void with all its force
So dont forget or dont pretend
Its all the same now in the end
It was set in a different life
Destroys my days and haunts my nights?

In the beginning when we were winning
When our smiles were genuine
In the beginning when we were winning
When our smiles were genuine
But now unforgiving the everlasting
Everlasting
Now unforgiving, the everlasting
Everlasting
Ursus Minor
Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 9:07:56 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 6/13/2016
Posts: 587
Neurons: 2,431
Location: Inozemtsevo, Stavropol'skiy, Russia
I must have left my house at eight, because I always do
My train, I'm certain, left the station just when it was due
I must have read the morning paper going into town
And having gotten through the editorial, no doubt I must have frowned
I must have made my desk around a quarter after nine
With letters to be read, and heaps of papers waiting to be signed
I must have gone to lunch at half past twelve or so
The usual place, the usual bunch
And still on top of this I'm pretty sure it must have rained
The day before you came

I must have lit my seventh cigarette at half past two
And at the time I never even noticed I was blue
I must have kept on dragging through the business of the day
Without really knowing anything, I hid a part of me away
At five I must have left, there's no exception to the rule
A matter of routine, I've done it ever since I finished school
The train back home again
Undoubtedly I must have read the evening paper then
Oh yes, I'm sure my life was well within it's usual frame
The day before you came

Must have opened my front door at eight o'clock or so
And stopped along the way to buy some chinese food to go
I'm sure I had my dinner watching something on tv
There's not, I think, a single episode of dallas that I didn't see
I must have gone to bed around a quarter after ten
I need a lot of sleep, and so I like to be in bed by then I must have read a while
The latest one by marilyn french or something in that style
It's funny, but I had no sense of living without aim
The day before you came

And turning out the light
I must have yawned and cuddled up for yet another night
And rattling on the roof I must have heard the sound of rain
The day before you came https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzhvu6kuMIA
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