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I'd say the lyrics to You Don't Know by Reel Big Fish sometimes..... Though I can exactly post them here.

My favorite by them is, "she's got a girlfriend now". :lol:

But for classic lyrics... Can't beat Pink Floyd's "wish you were here". One of those songs that everyone has a fond memory of.

Sticking with your theme-Ska/punk, I'm partial to most of Bad Religion lyrics. Very intelligent, well thought out lyrics, with interesting metaphors.

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Roadhouse Blues lyrics

Songwriters: Kreiger, Robbie; Densmore, John; Morrison, Jim; Manzarek, Ray;

Yeah, a keep your eyes on the road your hands upon the wheel

Keep your eyes on the road your hands upon the wheel

Yeah, we're goin' to the roadhouse we're gonna have a real, a good time

Yeah at the back at the roadhouse they got some bungalows

Yeah at the back at the roadhouse they got some bungalows

And that's for the people who like to go down slow

Let it roll, baby roll

Let it roll, baby roll

Let it roll, baby roll

Let it roll, all night long

Do it, Robbie, do it

You gotta roll, roll, roll

You gotta thrill my soul, all right

Roll, roll, roll, roll and thrill my soul

You gotta beep a gunk a chucha

Honk konk konk

You gotta each you puna

Each ya bop a luba

Each y'all bump a kechonk

Ease sum konk, ya, ride

Ashen lady, ashen lady

Give up your vows, give up your vows

Save our city, save our city

Right now

Well, I woke up this morning and I got myself a beer

Well, I woke up this morning and I got myself a beer

The future's uncertain and the end is always near

Let it roll, baby roll

Let it roll, baby roll

Let it roll, baby roll

Let it roll, all night long

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What a Shame-Shinedown

Two packs of cigarettes a day

The strongest whiskey Kentucky can make

That's a recipe to put a vagabond

On his hands and knees

I watched it all up close

I knew him more than most

I saw a side of him he never showed

Full of sympathy for a world that wouldn't let him be

That's the man he was

Have you heard enough?

What a shame, what a shame

To judge a life that you can't change

The choir sings, the church bells ring

So won't you give this man his wings?

What a shame to have to beg you to

See we're not all the same, what a shame

There's a hard life for every silver spoon

There's a touch of gray for every shade of blue

That's the way that I see life

If there was nothing wrong then there'd be nothing right

And for this working man

They say could barely stand

There's gotta be a better place to land

Some kind of remedy for a world that wouldn't let him be

[. From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/s/shinedown-lyrics/what-a-shame-lyrics.html .]

That's the man he was

Have you heard enough?

What a shame, what a shame

To judge a life that you can't change

The choir sings, the church bells ring

So won't you give this man his wings?

What a shame to have to beg you to

See we're not all the same, what a shame

God forgive the hands that laid you down

They never knew how

Much your broken heart can break the sound

And change the seasons

Now the leaves are falling faster

Happily ever after

You gave me hope through your endeavors

And now you will live forever

What a shame, what a shame

To judge a life that you can't change

The choir sings, the church bells ring

So won't you give this man his wings?

What a shame to have to beg you to

See we're not all the same, what a shame

What a shame, what a shame

'Cause we're not all the same

What a shame, what a shame

'Cause we're not all the same

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Check out the lyrics from this early Chicago classic - which just about says it all about how I feel about the government in the US failing to agree on a debt ceiling, much less anything else.

Lowdown - Chicago III - Peter Cetera-Danny Seraphine

Oh my

Life has passed me by

Country I was brought up in

Fell apart and died

Oh no ... Love's no longer there

Cold wind blew away the sun that used to warm the air

Lowdown .... aw, feelin' pretty bad

Feelin' like I lost the best friends I ever had

Lowdown ... I've got to find a way

Got to make the people see

The way I feel today

Oh no ... Love's no longer there

Cold wind blew away the sun that used to warm the air

Lowdown .... aw, feelin' pretty bad

Feelin' like I lost the best friends I ever had

Lowdown ... I've got to find a way

Got to make the people see

The way I feel today

And here's another one, from the underground Chicago classic - and only released a couple of years ago - All The Years, from Stone of Sisyphus - get this record everyone!

These lyrics come courtesy of former Chicago guitarist Dawayne Bailey, who was their guitarist when SOS was recorded.

All The Years

Robert Lamm/Bruce Gaitsch

You ask me what I think

I tell you, you ignore it

The reasons for it make me crazy

You ask me what is right

Huh, you never hear it

You're never nowhere near it baby

I spent my life believing

It would not end this way

All the years we wasted

All the years we tried

All the restless hours

All the times we cried

You ask me what I want

I got no answer

I know I'm only dancing faster

So now we're stuck with us

With you and all your stories

But who's the fool and who's the liar

I spent my life believing

it would not end this way

All the years we wasted

All the years we tried

All the restless hours

All the times we cried

All the years we gambled

All the years you lied

All the hopeless dreamers

All the dreams that died

repeat chorus

If you ever get to hear this song, you'll hear some of the events from Robert Lamm's life that shaped his way of thinking - as he remains the political and social conscience of Chicago.

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Travellin Band by CCR

Seven Thirty Seven comin' out of the sky.

Oh! Won't you take me down to Memphis on a midnight ride,

I wanna move.

CHORUS:

Playin' in a Travelin' Band. Yeah!

Well, I'm flyin' 'cross the land, try'in' to get a hand,

Playin' in a Travelin' Band.

Take me to the hotel, Baggage gone, oh, well.

Come on, come on, won't you get me to my room,

I wanna move.

CHORUS

Listen to the radio, Talkin' 'bout the last show.

Someone got excited, Had to call the State Militia,

Wanna move.

CHORUS

Oh! WOW!

Here we come again on a Saturday night

Oh with your fussin' and a fightin'

Won't you get me to the rhyme,

I wanna move.

CHORUS

Oh! WOW!

Oh! I'm playin' in a Travelin' Band;

Playin' in a Travelin' Band.

Won't you get me, take me hand

Well, I'm playin' in a Travelin' Band,

Well, I'm flyin' 'cross the land.

Tryin' to get a hand,

Playin' in a Travelin' Band, OH! WOW!

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I've Had The Time Of My Life,,,Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

Boy: Now I've had the time of my life

No I never felt like this before

Yes I swear it's the truth

and I owe it all to you

Girl: 'Cause I've had the time of my life

and I owe it all to you

Boy: I've been waiting for so long

Now I've finally found someone

To stand by me

Girl: We saw the writing on the wall

As we felt this magical fantasy

Both: Now with passion in our eyes

There's no way we could disguise it secretly

So we take each other's hand

'Cause we seem to understand the urgency

Boy: just remember

Girl: You're the one thing

Boy: I can't get enough of

Girl: So I'll tell you something

Both:This could be love because

(CHORUS)

Both: I've had the time of my life

No I never felt this way before

Yes I swear it's the truth

And I owe it all to you

'Cause I've had the time of my life

And I've searched through every open door

'Til I found the truth

And I owe it all to you

Girl: With my body and soul

I want you more than you'll ever know

Boy: So we'll just let it go

Don't be afraid to lose control

Girl: Yes I know whats on your mind

When you say:

"Stay with me tonight."

Boy: Just remember

You're the one thing

Girl: I can't get enough of

Boy: So I'll tell you something

Both: This could be love because

(CHORUS)

Both: 'Cause I had the time of my life

No I've never felt this way before

Yes I swear it's the truth

And I owe it all to you

'Cause I've had the time of my life

And I've searched through every open door

Till I found the truth

and I owe it all to you

*Instrumental*

Boy: Now I've had the time of my life

No I never felt this way before

(Girl: Never Felt this way)

Boy: Yes I swear it's the truth

and I owe it all to you

Both: 'Cause I had the time of my life

And I've searched through every open door

Till I've found the truth

and I owe it all to you

Both: "cause I've had the time of my life

No I've never felt this way before

Yes I swear it's the truth

And I owe it all to you

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Tom Waits - "Gun Street Girl"

Fallin' James(2) in the Tahoe mud

Stick around to tell us all the tale

Well, he fell in love with a Gun Street girl

Now he's dancin' in the Birmingham(3) jail

Dancin' in the Birmingham jail

Well, he took a hundred dollars off a Slaughterhouse Joe(4)

Bought a brand new Michigan twenty gauge

He got all liquored up(5) on that roadhouse corn(6)

Blew a hole in the hood of a yellow Corvette(7)

A hole in the hood of a yellow Corvette

He bought a second hand Nova from a Cuban Chinese

And dyed his hair in the bathroom of a Texaco

With a pawnshop radio quarter past four

He left Waukegan(8) at the slammin' of the door

Left Waukegan at the slammin' of the door

I said, John, John, he's long gone

Gone to Indiana, ain't never comin' home

I said, John, John, he's long gone

Gone to Indiana, ain't never comin' home

He's sittin' in a sycamore(9) in St. John's Wood

Soakin' day old bread in kerosene(10)

Well, he was blue as a robin's egg and brown as a hog

He's stayin' out of circulation till the dogs get tired

Out of circulation till the dogs get tired

Shadow fixed the toilet with an old trombone

He never get up in the morning on a Saturday

Sittin' by the Erie(12) with a bull-whipped dog

Tellin' everyone he saw, 'They went thatta way, boys'

Tellin' everyone he saw, 'They went thatta way'

Now the rain like gravel on an old tin roof

The Burlington Northern pullin' out of the world

Now a head full of bourbon and a dream in the straw

And a Gun Street girl was the cause of it all

A Gun Street girl was the cause of it all

Get ridin' in the shadow by the Saint Joe Ridge

And the click clack tappin' of a blind man's cane

And he was pullin' into Baker on a New Year's Eve

With one eye on the pistol and the other on the door

One eye on the pistol and the other on the door

Miss Charlotte took her satchel down to King Fish Row

Smuggled in a brand new pair of alligator shoes

With her fireman's raincoat and her long yellow hair

Well, they tied her to a tree with a skinny millionaire

Tied her to a tree with a skinny millionaire

I said, John, John, he's long gone

Gone to Indiana, ain't never comin' home

I said, John, John, he's long gone

Gone to Indiana, ain't never comin' home

Bangin' on a table with an old tin cup

I sing, I'll never kiss a Gun Street girl again

I'll never kiss a Gun Street girl again

I'll never kiss a Gun Street girl again

I said, John, John, he's long gone

Gone to Indiana, ain't never comin' home

I said, John, John, he's long gone

Gone to Indiana, ain't never comin' home

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One of them. listening to the song now. It's so beautiful.

Simon And Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water

When you're weary

Feeling small

When tears are in your eyes

I will dry them all

I'm on your side

When times get rough

And friends just can't be found

Like a bridge over troubled water

I will lay me down

Like a bridge over troubled water

I will lay me down

When you're down and out

When you're on the street

When evening falls so hard

I will comfort you

I'll take your part

When darkness comes

And pain is all around

Like a bridge over troubled water

I will lay me down

Like a bridge over troubled water

I will lay me down

Sail on Silver Girl,

Sail on by

Your time has come to shine

All your dreams are on their way

See how they shine

If you need a friend

I'm sailing right behind

Like a bridge over troubled water

I will ease your mind

Like a bridge over troubled water

I will ease your mind

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One of the best, if not THE best, scathing lyrical condemnation in rock music:

You got a lotta nerve

To say you are my friend

When I was down

You just stood there grinning

You got a lotta nerve

To say you got a helping hand to lend

You just want to be on

The side that’s winning

You say I let you down

You know it’s not like that

If you’re so hurt

Why then don’t you show it

You say you lost your faith

But that’s not where it’s at

You had no faith to lose

And you know it

I know the reason

That you talk behind my back

I used to be among the crowd

You’re in with

Do you take me for such a fool

To think I’d make contact

With the one who tries to hide

What he don’t know to begin with

You see me on the street

You always act surprised

You say, “How are you?” “Good luck”

But you don’t mean it

When you know as well as me

You’d rather see me paralyzed

Why don’t you just come out once

And scream it

No, I do not feel that good

When I see the heartbreaks you embrace

If I was a master thief

Perhaps I’d rob them

And now I know you’re dissatisfied

With your position and your place

Don’t you understand

It’s not my problem

I wish that for just one time

You could stand inside my shoes

And just for that one moment

I could be you

Yes, I wish that for just one time

You could stand inside my shoes

You’d know what a drag it is

To see you

-Bob Dylan, "Positively 4th Street"

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The End Of The Line, by The Travelling Willburys

Well it's all right, riding around in the breeze

Well it's all right, if you live the life you please

Well it's all right, doing the best you can

Well it's all right, as long as you lend a hand

You can sit around and wait for the phone to ring

Waiting for someone to tell you everything

Sit around and wonder what tomorrow will bring

Maybe a diamond ring

(chorus 2)

Well it's all right, even if they say you're wrong

Well it's all right, sometimes you gotta be strong

Well it's all right, as long as you got somewhere to lay

Well it's all right, everyday is judgement day

Maybe somewhere down the road aways

Youll think of me, and wonder where I am these days

Maybe somewhere down the road when somebody plays

Purple haze

(chorus 3)

Well it's all right, even when push comes to shove

Well it's all right, if you got someone to love

Well it's all right, everythingll work out fine

Well it's all right, were going to the end of the line

Don't have to be ashamed of the car I drive

Im just glad to be here, happy to be alive

It don't matter if you're by my side

Im satisfied

(chorus 4)

Well it's all right, even if you're old and grey

Well it's all right, you still got something to say

Well it's all right, remember to live and let live

Well it's all right, the best you can do is forgive

(chorus 5)

Well it's all right, riding around in the breeze

Well it's all right, if you live the life you please

Well it's all right, even if the sun don't shine

Well it's all right, were going to the end of the line

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Rock Me Baby....Rock Me All Night Long :rolleyes:

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Intervention by The Arcade Fire

The king's taken back the throne

The useless seed is sown

When they say they're cutting off the phone

I'll tell 'em you're not home

No place to hide

You were fighting as a soldier on their side

You're still a soldier in your mind

Though nothing's on the line

You say it's money that we need

As if we're only mouths to feed

I know no matter what you say

There are some debts you'll never pay

Working for the church

While your family dies

You take what they give you

And you keep it inside

Every spark of friendship and love

Will die without a home

Hear the soldier groan, "We'll go at it alone"

I can taste the fear

Gonna lift me up and take me out of here

Don't wanna fight, don't wanna die

Just wanna hear you cry

Who's gonna throw the very first stone?

Oh! Who's gonna reset the bone?

Walking with your head in a sling

Wanna hear the soldier sing

Working for the Church

While my family dies

Your little baby sister's

Gonna lose her mind

Every spark of friendship and love

Will die without a home

Hear the soldier groan, "We'll go at it alone"

I can taste your fear

It's gonna lift you up and take you out of here

And the bone shall never heal

I care not if you kneel

We can't find you now

But they're gonna get their money back somehow

And when you finally disappear

We'll just say that you were never here

Been working for the church

While your life falls apart

Singing hallelujah with the fear in your heart

Every spark of friendship and love

Will die without a home

Hear the soldier groan, "We'll go at it alone"

Hear the soldier groan, "We'll go at it alone"

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Been playing this song today on guitar. Has a fun and interesting strumming pattern.

Sleeping Between Trucks-No Use For A Name

When you wait, for someone to come through

I'm sorry to inform you of the news

On your own, you'll stand in line and wait

To let them pick your poison and then decide your fate

Standing on lines that you never want to cross

Better listen to the boss

I know you're lonely too

I'm sleeping between trucks thinking of you

Overwhelmed? What do we really know?

We've never had to live out on the road

In the next five years I'm going to guess

The less we see the beauty, the more we see this mess

In your room you see a painting on the wall

But you don't see me at all

I know you're lonely too

I'm sleeping between trucks thinking of you

The End Of The Line, by The Travelling Willburys

Well it's all right, riding around in the breeze

Well it's all right, if you live the life you please

Well it's all right, doing the best you can

Well it's all right, as long as you lend a hand

You can sit around and wait for the phone to ring

Waiting for someone to tell you everything

Sit around and wonder what tomorrow will bring

Maybe a diamond ring

(chorus 2)

Well it's all right, even if they say you're wrong

Well it's all right, sometimes you gotta be strong

Well it's all right, as long as you got somewhere to lay

Well it's all right, everyday is judgement day

Maybe somewhere down the road aways

Youll think of me, and wonder where I am these days

Maybe somewhere down the road when somebody plays

Purple haze

(chorus 3)

Well it's all right, even when push comes to shove

Well it's all right, if you got someone to love

Well it's all right, everythingll work out fine

Well it's all right, were going to the end of the line

Don't have to be ashamed of the car I drive

Im just glad to be here, happy to be alive

It don't matter if you're by my side

Im satisfied

(chorus 4)

Well it's all right, even if you're old and grey

Well it's all right, you still got something to say

Well it's all right, remember to live and let live

Well it's all right, the best you can do is forgive

(chorus 5)

Well it's all right, riding around in the breeze

Well it's all right, if you live the life you please

Well it's all right, even if the sun don't shine

Well it's all right, were going to the end of the line

Love the traveling Wilbury's.

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Highway Star by Deep Purple, 1972

Nobody Gonna Take My Car, I'm Gonna Race It To The Ground

Nobody Gonna Beat My Car, It's Gonna Break The Speed Of Sound

Oooh It's A Killer Machine, It's Got Everything

Like A Driving Power, Big Fat Tires And Everything

I Love Her And I Need Her

I feel her

Yeah It's A Wild Hurricane

All Right Hold Tight

I'm A Highway Star

Nobody Gonna Take My Girl, I'm Gonna Keep Her To The End

Nobody Gonna Have My Girl, She Stays Close On Every Bend

Oooh She's A Killer Machine, She's Got Everything

Like A Moving Mouth, Body Control And Everything

I Love Her And I Need Her, I See Her

Yeah She Turns Me On

All Right Hold Tight

I'm A Highway Star

Nobody Gonna Take My Head, I Got A Speed Inside My Brain

Nobody Gonna Steal My Head, Now That I'm On The Road Again

Oooh I'm In Heaven Again, I've Got Everything

Like A Moving Ground, An Open Road And Everything

I Love Her And I Need Her, I Feel It

Eight Cylinders All Mine

All Right Hold Tight

I'm A Highway Star

Nobody Gonna Take My Car, I'm Gonna Race It To The Ground

Nobody Gonna Beat My Car, It's Gonna Break The Speed Of Sound

Oooh It's A Killer Machine, It's Got Everything

Like A Driving Power, Big Fat Tires And Everything

I Love Her And I Need Her

I’m Pleading

Yeah It's A Mad Hurricane

All Right Hold Tight

I'm A Highway Star

I'm A Highway Star

I'm A Highway Star

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The Platters: Twilight Time (1958)

Heavenly shades of night are falling

It's twilight time

Out of the mist your voice is calling

It's twilight time

When purple colored curtains

Mark the end of the day

I hear you my dear at twilight time

Deepening shadows gather splendor

As day is done

Fingers of night will soon surrender

The setting sun

I count the moments darling

Till you're here with me

Together at last at twilight time

Here in the after-glow of day

We keep our rendez-vous beneath the blue

Here in the sweet and same old way

I fall in love again as I did then

Deep in the dark your kiss will thrill me

Like days of old

Lighting the spark of love that fills me

With dreams untold

Each day I pray for evening just

To be with you

Together at last at twilight time

Together at last at twilight time

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Float On-Modest Mouse-2004

I backed my car into a cop car, the other day.

Well he just drove off, sometimes life's ok.

I ran my mouth off a bit too much, oh what did I say.

Well you just laughed it off, it was all ok.

And we'll all float on, ok.

And we'll all float on, ok.

And we'll all float on, ok.

And we'll all float on any way, well.

A fake Jamaican took every last dime with a scam.

It was worth it just to learn some sleight-of-hand.

Bad news comes don't you worry even when it lands.

Good news will work its way to all them plans.

We both got fired on exactly the same day.

Well we'll float on good news is on the way.

And we'll all float on, ok.

And we'll all float on, ok.

And we'll all float on, ok.

And we'll all float on, alright.

Already we'll all float on.

No, don't you worry, we'll all float on.

Alright, already, we'll all float on.

Alright, don't worry, we'll all float on.

Alright already we'll all float on.

Alright already we'll all float on.

Alright don't worry even if things end up a bit too heavy.

We'll all float on...alright. Already we'll all float on.

Alright already we'll all float on, ok.

Don't worry we'll all float on.

Even if things get heavy, we'll all float on.

Alright already we'll all float on.

(Alright)

Don't you worry we'll all float on.

(Alright)

All float on....

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Highway Star by Deep Purple, 1972

Nobody Gonna Take My Car, I'm Gonna Race It To The Ground

Nobody Gonna Beat My Car, It's Gonna Break The Speed Of Sound

Oooh It's A Killer Machine, It's Got Everything

Like A Driving Power, Big Fat Tires And Everything

I Love Her And I Need Her

I feel her

Yeah It's A Wild Hurricane

All Right Hold Tight

I'm A Highway Star

Nobody Gonna Take My Girl, I'm Gonna Keep Her To The End

Nobody Gonna Have My Girl, She Stays Close On Every Bend

Oooh She's A Killer Machine, She's Got Everything

Like A Moving Mouth, Body Control And Everything

I Love Her And I Need Her, I See Her

Yeah She Turns Me On

All Right Hold Tight

I'm A Highway Star

Nobody Gonna Take My Head, I Got A Speed Inside My Brain

Nobody Gonna Steal My Head, Now That I'm On The Road Again

Oooh I'm In Heaven Again, I've Got Everything

Like A Moving Ground, An Open Road And Everything

I Love Her And I Need Her, I Feel It

Eight Cylinders All Mine

All Right Hold Tight

I'm A Highway Star

Nobody Gonna Take My Car, I'm Gonna Race It To The Ground

Nobody Gonna Beat My Car, It's Gonna Break The Speed Of Sound

Oooh It's A Killer Machine, It's Got Everything

Like A Driving Power, Big Fat Tires And Everything

I Love Her And I Need Her

I’m Pleading

Yeah It's A Mad Hurricane

All Right Hold Tight

I'm A Highway Star

I'm A Highway Star

I'm A Highway Star

good song.

Easy - Real Estate

Back when we had it so easy

I would surrender completely

I built a shelter for green beings

In the sun, in the sun

Around in the fields we grow

With love for everyone

Dreams we saw with eyes of hope

Until that dream was done

I used to be so confuse

Now you just want to say to you

I was just floating on an inner tube

In the sun, in the sun

Around in the fields we grow

With love for everyone

Dreams we saw with eyes of hope

Until that dream was done

Around the fields we grow

With love for everyone

Those dreams we saw with eyes of hope

Until that dream was done

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