Favorite Song Lyrics

  1. I'm a music fanatic, and song lyrics are like poetry to me (since I can't sing-LOL).

    Anyway, I have this weird thing with my friends where I say you should always have a sound track to your life, so every once in awhile, I add a "meaningful" song to my ipod. I swear-I have my own soundtrack already:jammin:.

    I thought it be nice to share some lyrics to you like that really resound with you. I'll start.

    I Feel Beautiful-Fantasia-Diane Warren writer
    Verse 1
    Nothing I ever did was good enough for you
    Nothing I ever did could ever seem to please you
    You always tried to make me feel small
    And all I did was give you my all
    Never felt pretty enough
    Never felt sexy enough
    Never felt good enough
    You tried to keep me down on my knees
    I got myself back up on my feet
    Found the strength to set myself free

    Chorus

    And I feel beautiful, beautiful
    I feel beautiful, beautiful
    You could not crush my soul
    Crush my soul
    Nothing you can do
    make you take away my right to feel
    Beautiful, beautiful
    I was down so low down so low
    But I won’t be
    Won’t be brought down anymore
    I stand with my head held high
    I feel beautiful

    Verse 2
    use to make me feel like I did nothing right
    Use to make me feel like I meant nothing in your life
    Always gave all I had to you
    All I wanted was for you too
    See me as pretty enough
    See me as sexy enough
    See me as good enough
    But all I did was waste all my time
    I woke up and open my eyes
    Finally took back hold of my life

    Chorus
    And now I feel beautiful, beautiful
    I feel beautiful, beautiful
    You could not crush my soul
    Crush my soul
    Nothing you can do
    make you take away my right to feel
    Beautiful, beautiful
    I was down so low down so low
    But I won’t be
    Won’t be brought down anymore
    I stand with my head held high
    I feel beautiful


    Bridge

    You tried to make me feel worthless
    Now I know I’m not
    My worth is priceless
    I got back my pride
    I took back my life

    chorus
    And I feel beautiful, beautiful
    I feel beautiful, beautiful
    You could not crush my soul
    Crush my soul
    Nothing you can do
    make you take away my right to feel
    Beautiful, beautiful
    I was down so low down so low
    But I won’t be
    Won’t be brought down anymore
    I stand with my head held high
    I feel beautiful

    I feel beautiful
    Nothing you can say to me because I feel
    beautiful
     
  2. One more from the color purple play:

    I'm Here
    Don't Need You To Love Me
    I've Got My Sister, I Can't Feel Her Now
    She May Not Be Here, But She's Still Mine
    'n I Know, She Still Loves Me
    I've Got My Children, I Can't Hold Them Now
    They May Not Be Here, But They Still Mine
    'n I Know
    I Know I Still Love Them

    Hey
    Got My House
    It Still Keeps The Cold Out
    Got My Chair
    When My Body Can't Hold Out
    Got My Hands Doin Things Like They S'post To
    Showing My Heart To The Folks That I'm Close To
    I Got My Eyes Though They Don't See As Far Now
    They See More 'bout How Things Really Are Now
    I'm Gonna Take A Deep Breath

    Hey
    I'm Gonna Hold My Head Up
    Gonna Put My Shoulders Back
    And Look You Straight In The Eye
    I'm Gonna Flirt With Somebody
    When They Walk By
    I'm Gonna Sing Out



    Sing Out Yeah
    I Believe I Have Inside Of Me
    Everything That I Need To Live A Bountiful Life
    With All The Love Inside Of Me
    I'll Stand As Tall As The Tallest Tree
    And I'm Thankful For Each Day That I'm Given
    Both The Easy And The Hard Ones I'm Livin'
    But Most Of All
    Yes I'm Thankful For Lovin' Who I Really Am
    I'm Beautiful
    Yes I'm Beautiful
    And I'm Here
     
  3. This sounds depressing, but it's not, really It's life-affirming to me. "...do not confront me with my failures. I have not forgotten them." Jackson Browne from the 1970's.

    My other favorite line comes from a Counting Crows song....."I belong in the service of the queen, I belong any where but in between."
     
  4. Hands down, my favorite song of all time.

    Skyline Pigeon - Elton John

    Turn me loose from your hands
    Let me fly to distant lands
    Over green fields, trees and mountains
    Flowers and forest fountains
    Home along the lanes of the skyway

    For this dark and lonely room
    Projects a shadow cast in gloom
    And my eyes are mirrors
    Of the world outside
    Thinking of the way
    That the wind can turn the tide
    And these shadows turn
    From purple into grey

    For just a Skyline Pigeon
    Dreaming of the open
    Waiting for the day
    He can spread his wings
    And fly away again
    Fly away skyline pigeon fly
    Towards the dreams
    You've left so very far behind

    Just let me wake up in the morning
    To the smell of new mown hay
    To laugh and cry, to live and die
    In the brightness of my day

    I want to hear the pealing bells
    Of distant churches sing
    But most of all please free me
    From this aching metal ring
    And open out this cage towards the sun
     
  5. Wow, quite a few but here's one in my Top 5:

    Your Song (Elton John/Bernie Taupin):

    It's a little bit funny this feeling inside
    I'm not one of those who can easily hide
    I don't have much money but boy if I did
    I'd buy a big house where we both could live

    If I was a sculptor, but then again, no
    Or a man who makes potions in a travelling show
    I know it's not much but it's the best I can do
    My gift is my song and this one's for you

    And you can tell everybody this is your song
    It may be quite simple but now that it's done
    I hope you don't mind
    I hope you don't mind that I put down in words
    How wonderful life is while you're in the world

    I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss
    Well a few of the verses well they've got me quite cross
    But the sun's been quite kind while I wrote this song
    It's for people like you that keep it turned on

    So excuse me forgetting but these things I do
    You see I've forgotten if they're green or they're blue
    Anyway the thing is what I really mean
    Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen
     
  6. ...and another one...

    In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel):

    love I get so lost, sometimes
    days pass and this emptiness fills my heart
    when I want to run away
    I drive off in my car
    but whichever way I go
    I come back to the place you are

    all my instincts, they return
    and the grand facade, so soon will burn
    without a noise, without my pride
    I reach out from the inside

    in your eyes
    the light the heat
    in your eyes
    I am complete
    in your eyes
    I see the doorway to a thousand churches
    in your eyes
    the resolution of all the fruitless searches
    in your eyes
    I see the light and the heat
    in your eyes
    oh, I want to be that complete
    I want to touch the light
    the heat I see in your eyes

    love, I don't like to see so much pain
    so much wasted and this moment keeps slipping away
    I get so tired of working so hard for our survival
    I look to the time with you to keep me awake and alive

    and all my instincts, they return
    and the grand facade, so soon will burn
    without a noise, without my pride
    I reach out from the inside

    in your eyes
    the light the heat
    in your eyes
    I am complete
    in your eyes
    I see the doorway to a thousand churches
    in your eyes
    the resolution of all the fruitless searches
    in your eyes
    I see the light and the heat
    in your eyes
    oh, I want to be that complete
    I want to touch the light,
    the heat I see in your eyes
    in your eyes in your eyes
    in your eyes in your eyes
    in your eyes in your eyes
     
  7. This was sort of a hard question...there are plenty of songs that I love that have lyrics that don't sound so fantastic apart from the music! Here's one I love, he wrote it for his daughter:

    Lullaby - Billy Joel
    Goodnight, my angel, time to close your eyes
    And save these questions for another day
    I think I know what you've been asking me
    I think you know what I've been trying to say

    I promised I would never leave you
    And you should always know
    Wherever you may go
    No matter where you are
    I never will be far away

    Goodnight, my angel, now it's time to sleep
    And still so many things I want to say
    Remember all the songs you sang for me
    When we went sailing on an emerald bay

    And like a boat out on the ocean
    I'm rocking you to sleep
    The water's dark and deep
    Inside this ancient heart
    You'll always be a part of me

    Goodnight, my angel, now it's time to dream
    And dream how wonderful your life will be
    Someday your child may cry
    And if you sing this lullaby
    Then in your heart
    There will always be a part of me

    Someday we'll all be gone
    But lullabyes go on and on
    They never die
    That's how you and I
    Will be


     
  8. Whenever I got discouraged about my lack of job living here, I would repeat the chorus over and over again in my head, and it made me feel better.

    Song: Everyday (Hex Hector & Mac Quayle Club Mix)
    Artist: Kim English

    When I look around I cannot take for granted
    His gift to me the favor I've been handed
    All the miracles and wonders I have witnessed
    I do not guess - I know that I am truly blessed

    I must keep the faith, no matter what I'm seeing
    'Cuz that's the key unlocking my receiving
    The impossible taking place in my life
    The greatest steps ascending through those higher heights

    I got my health, I got my strength, I'm in my right mind
    I still have breath so I got hope that love is on my side
    And where I go I know I need not look behind me
    He keeps me safe and this is something he does everyday

    I got my health, I got my strength, I'm in my right mind
    I still have breath so I got hope that love is on my side
    And where I go I know I need not look behind me
    He keeps me safe and this is something he does everyday


    Everyday
    Everyday, everyday, everyday

    When I look around I cannot take for granted
    His gift to me the favor I've been handed
    All the miracles and wonders I have witnessed
    I do not guess - I know that I am truly blessed

    I must keep the faith, no matter what I'm seeing
    'Cuz that's the key unlocking my receiving
    The impossible taking place in my life
    The greatest steps ascending through those higher heights

    I got my health, I got my strength, I'm in my right mind
    I still have breath so I got hope that love is on my side
    And where I go I know I need not look behind me
    He keeps me safe and this is something he does everyday

    I got my health, I got my strength, I'm in my right mind
    I still have breath so I got hope that love is on my side
    And where I go I know I need not look behind me
    He keeps me safe and this is something he does everyday


    Everyday, everyday
    Everyday, everyday
     
  9. I love the lyrics to this one. This one is also very special to me, because I remember listening to it on 9/11.

    I was done with classes and sick of crying and sick of watching the events over and over again on the news. It was warm enough, so I brought my discman, this cd and my homework and sat outside my dorm on the grass. When this song came on, I lay back and just stared up at the sky, listening to it.

    When the song started, the sky was blue, there were clouds in the sky but there were no birds. As soon as the chorus started, I remember all these little birds flew over my head. I believed that my grandma sent them to me to tell me that everything was going to be all right.




    Song: Proud
    Artist: Heather Small

    I look into the window of my mind
    Reflections of the fears I know I've left behind
    I step out of the ordinary
    I can feel my soul ascending
    I'm on my way, can't stop me now, and you can do the same, yeah

    What have you done today to make you feel proud?
    It's never too late to try
    What have you done today to make you feel proud?
    You could be so many people
    If you make that break for freedom
    What have you done today to make you feel proud?

    Still so many answers I don't know
    Realise that to question is how we grow
    So I step out of the ordinary
    I can feel my soul ascending
    I am on my way
    Can't stop me now
    And you can do the same

    What have you done today to make you feel proud?
    It's never too late to try
    What have you done today to make you feel proud?
    You could be so many people
    If you make that break for freedom
    What have you done today to make you feel proud?

    We need a change
    Do it today
    I can feel my spirit rising
    We need a change
    So do it today
    'Cause I can see a clear horizon

    What have you done today to make you feel proud?
    So what have you done today to make you feel proud?
    'Cause you could be so many people
    If you make that break for freedom
    So what have you done today to make you feel proud?
    What have you done today to make you feel proud?
    What have you done today
    You could be so many people?
    Just make that break for freedom
    So what have you done today to make you feel proud?

    I look into the window of my mind
    Reflections of the fears I know I've left behind
    I step out of the ordinary
    I can feel my soul ascending
    I am on my way
    Can't stop me now
    And you can do the same
     
  10. Sinnerman

    Nina Simone


    Oh, sinner man, where you gonna run to?
    Sinner man, where you gonna run to?
    Where you gonna run to all on that day?

    Run to the rock, "Please hide me"
    Run to the rock, "Please hide me"
    Run to the rock, "Please hide me Lord all on that day"

    But the rock cried out “I can’t hide you”
    The rock cried out “I can’t hide you”
    The rock cried out “I aint gonna hide you” all on that day

    I said rock, “Whats the matter with you rock”
    “Don’t you see I need you rock”
    Lord Lord Lord, all on that day

    So I run to the river, it was bleeding
    I run to the sea, it was bleeding
    I run to the sea, it was bleeding all on that day

    So I run to the river, it was boiling
    So I run to the sea, it was boiling
    So I run to the sea, it was boiling all on that day

    So I run to the Lord, “Please hide me Lord”
    [Sinnerman lyrics on http://www.metrolyrics.com]

    “Don’t you see me praying?”
    “Don’t you see me down here praying?”

    But the Lord said “Go to the Devil”
    The Lord said “Go to the Devil”
    He said “Go to the Devil” all on that day

    So I ran to the Devil, He was waiting
    I ran to the Devil, He was waiting
    I ran to the Devil, He was waiting, all on that day

    I cried power Lord

    So I run to the river, it was boiling
    So I run to the sea, it was boiling
    So I run to the sea, it was boiling all on that day

    So I ran to the Lord, I said “Lord hide me, please hide me”
    “Please help me” all on that day

    He said “Child where were you?”
    ”When you aught to have been praying."
    I said “Lord Lord here me praying, Lord Lord”
    “Here me praying Lord, Lord”
    “Here me praying” all on that day
    "Sinner man, you aught to be praying."
    “Aught to be praying sinnerman”
    “Aught to be praying” all on that day

    I cried power Lord
     
  11. There's a Japanese song called 'when someone's wish comes true'. The first two lines of the chorus is:

    When someone's wish comes true, she'll be crying/not everyone's wishes can come true at once

    I think it's so true because once I broke up with a guy who I knew it wouldn't work out. Two years later I met another guy and it turns out my ex had still not gotten over me. I felt very bad about that.
     
  12. "You got to give me everything
    & nothing less cause
    You know I give you all of me

    [CHORUS]
    I give you everything that I am
    I'm handin' over everything that I've got
    Cause I wanna have a really true love
    Don't ever wanna have to go & give you up
    Stay up till Four In The Morning & the tears are pouring
    & I want to make it worth the fight
    What have we been doing for all this time?
    Baby if we're gonna do it, come on do it right"


    lol- I just :heart: Gwen period.
     
  13. another one :love:

    "When the sun shines, we'll shine together
    Told you I'll be here forever
    Said I'll always be a friend
    Took an oath I'ma stick it out till the end
    Now that it's raining more than ever
    Know that we'll still have each other
    You can stand under my umbrella
    You can stand under my umbrella ella ella eh eh eh
    Under my umbrella ella ella eh eh eh"

    I have 5 super close best friends from childhood that know they can always stand under MY umbrella- sisterhood- :heart:
     
  14. Redemption Song - Bob Marley

    "Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery,
    none but ourselves can free our minds"

    War - Bob Marley

    "Until the colour of a man's skin
    Is of no more significance, than the colour of his eyes"
     
  15. Wow,
    So many powerful songs. I esp. liked the line from the Japanese song. While I was celebrating my store, I found out that a younger cousin had to have emergency brain surgery to remove a tumor. I have an optimistic family, and they were like, finally some good news. She's recovering well, the tumor is benign, but my heart has been so heavy since last night, and I feel so helpless. Can't believe both things happen at once, but the line really touched me.