Friday, July 21, 2006

Some Of My Favorite Lyrics
Some nice turns of phrases

Certain songs have lyrics that I find fascinating. No great works of poetry, but still fun to listen to.

In The Weight by The Band, they describe what being really tired feels like ~
Pulled into Nazareth, was feelin' 'bout half past dead.

Man... "half past dead"? That's one tired bubba. Any of you ever feel "half past dead"?

Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra. At the end of a perfect day, night begins to fall. I like the way Jeff Lynne describes sunset ~
Mr. Blue you did it right,
but here comes Mr. Night,
creepin' over, now his hand is on your shoulder...

I've always thought that painted a neat mental picture.

What's The Use Of Getting Sober (When You Gonna Get Drunk Again?) by Louis Jordan ~ truer words were never spoken.

Tempted by Squeeze. Some guy cheats on his wife, and can't stop. And I'm not sure if he really wants to quit. This is one of those 'tell a story' songs that never tells the end of the story ~

At my bedside, empty pocket, a foot without a sock
Your body gets much closer
I fumble for the clock, alarmed by the seduction
I wish that it would stop

Ohhhh, mysterious.

Lady Madonna by The Beatles ~
Sunday morning creeping like a nun

What a perfect way to describe a slow Sunday morning.

Can anyone think of any others?


Blogger rhonda lugari said...

When the bough breaks
The cradle will fall
And down will come baby
Cradle and all

Classic morbid stuff.

8:25 PM  
Blogger Nicholas Jagneaux said...

Freedom has a scent
Like the top of a newborn baby's head

- U2, Miracle Drug

This comes from a song on the absolutely great How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.

The song is one of the most pro-life songs I've ever heard, and definitely the most pro-life song ever to be made from a rock group. It's sung from the POV of a parent whose child is physically handicapped.

Another great line from the song, which speaks to the clarity of the Catholic position on life issues says,
"Love and logic keep us clear
Reason is on our side, love"

Those who push euthanasia appeal to the feeling that the sick and handicapped are useless. The Catholic Church (and others) remind us through love and reason that they are human beings, whose value can't be measured in usefulness.

The songs (for the most part) affirm God and faith pretty overtly.

Cajun Nick

4:38 PM  

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