Lyrics

I have decided to post a lyrics page on the blog. It is important to note that I often take pieces of songs that I find meaningful, or the gist of a song. In other words, music/lyrics are poetry as far as I am concerned and therefore open to interpretation.

9-4-12 – The Dolphin’s Cry, by Live

This song, “The Dolphin’s Cry” by Live, talks about taking risks and living without fear. You only get the most out of life if you put in the same. “Life is like a shooting star, it doesn’t matter who you are, if you only run for cover, it’s just a waste of time.”

 

The way you’re bathed in light
reminds me of that night
god laid me down into your rose garden of trust
and I was swept away
with nothin’ left to say
some helpless fool
yeah I was lost in a swoon of peace
you’re all I need to find
so when the time is right
come to me sweetly, come to me
come to me

love will lead us, alright
love will lead us, she will lead us
can you hear the dolphin’s cry?
see the road rise up to meet us
it’s in the air we breathe tonight
love will lead us, she will lead us

oh yeah, we meet again
it’s like we never left
time in between was just a dream
did we leave this place?
this crazy fog surrounds me
you wrap your legs around me
all I can do to try and breathe
let me breathe so that I
so we can go together!

love will lead us, alright
love will lead us, she will lead us
can you hear the dolphin’s cry?
see the road rise up to meet us
it’s in the air we breathe tonight
love will lead us, she will lead us

life is like a shooting star
it don’t matter who you are
if you only run for cover, it’s just a waste of time
we are lost ’til we are found
this phoenix rises up from the ground
and all these wars are over

over
over
singin’ la da da, da da da
over
come to me
singin’ la da da da, da da da
come to me

 

8-1-12 – No More Heroes and Far and Away by Slash, and Rooster by Alice in Chains

No More Heroes by Slash

Took a shot in the dark
Though the aim was true
Still it missed the mark
As we wait for a hero we can’t find
Now I know, now I realize
It’s a hard line
Once you cross you’re on your own
But I won’t lie, I’m not satisfied
We can’t wait much longer

When your heroes, turn to the enemy
And there’s nothing left to hold
When your heroes, give only apologies
I won’t deny it leaves me cold

Once again, you let us fall
Still you ease our minds and are sure to stall
In the end, everything’s gonna be alright
But they won’t
Now I realize, these are hard times
We can’t fight them on our own
But I won’t lie, I’m not satisfied
Who will save tomorrow?

When your heroes, turn to the enemy

And there’s nothing left to hold

When your heroes, give only apologies
I won’t deny it leaves me cold

Hope we’re still alive
Still alive
Oh, oh, oh
We’re still alive
Still alive in the end

(Solo)

Now I know
Now I realize, these are hard times
We can’t face them on our own
But I won’t lie, I’m not satisfied
Who will save tomorrow?

When your heroes, turn to the enemy
And there’s nothing left to hold
When your heroes, give only apologies
I won’t deny it leaves me cold

When your heroes, turn to the enemy
And there’s nothing left to hold
When your heroes, give only apologies
I won’t deny it leaves me cold

If we’re still alive
Still alive
Oh, oh, oh
If we’re still alive
I would never doubt you again

Far and Away by Slash

Across the long last great divide
The distant longing never dies
And all the pain of a dream that was never known
Never fades, no
That’s alright, someday I’ll find you
I tell myself most every night

You seem so far and away
Another life, another time and place
Oh, oh, if only I could find you
So far and away
It’s something lost I never will replace
It seems so far away

A love I’ll never come to see
And though I’ve tried can’t let it be
My God, it aches for the longing it only grows
Every day
I only bleed when I’m all alone
They say in time give it tomorrow
But to me that’s just a lie
You seem so far and away
Another life, another time and place
Oh, oh, if only I could find you
So far and away
I’m waiting on a miracle today
It seems so far away

(Solo)

So if you hear this last refrain
I hope you know that I still wait
I can’t let go, all I need is a miracle
And today all I need is a miracle
Oh, oh, oh, yeah

It seems so far and away
Another life, another time and place
Oh, oh, I hope these words will find you
So far and away
It’s something lost I never will replace
No, I’m begging for a miracle today
Hey, hey, hey

(Solo)

And I wait so long
And I wait so long
So alone, so alone

Rooster by Alice in Chains

Ain’t found a way to kill me yet
Eyes burn with stinging sweat
Seems every path leads me to nowhere
Wife and kids household pet
Army green was no safe bet
The bullets scream to me from somewhere

Here they come to snuff the rooster, aww yeah, hey yeah
Yeah here come the rooster, yeah
You know he ain’t gonna die
No, no, no, ya know he ain’t gonna die (x2)

Walkin’ tall machine gun man
They spit on me in my home land
Gloria sent me pictures of my boy
Got my pills ‘gainst mosquito death
My Buddy’s breathin’ his dyin’ breath
Oh god please won’t you help me make it through

Here they come to snuff the rooster, aww yeah
Yeah here come the rooster, yeah
You know he ain’t gonna die
No, no, no ya know he ain’t gonna die

7-24-12 – “Live Like a Warrior” by Matisyahu. 
Feel like the world don’t love you
They only want to push you away
Some days people don’t see you
You feel like you’re in the way
Today you feel, as if everyone hates
Pointing their fingers, looking at your mistakes
You do good, they want great
No matter what you give they still want to take
Give your love and they throw it back
You give your heart they go on attack
When there’s nothing left for you,
Only thing that you can do, sayToday, today, live like you wanna,
Let yesterday burn and throw it in a fire, in a fire, in a fire,
Fight like a Warrior,Today, today, live like you wanna,
Let yesterday burn and throw it in a fire, in a fire, in a fire,
Live like a Warrior

Some things you should let go, there only gonna pull you down,
Just like weight on your shoulder they are only gonna make you drown
We all swing high, we all swing low,
We all got secrets people don’t know
We all got dreams we can’t let go,
We want to brave, Don’t be afraid
Ohh

Today, today, live like you wanna,
Let yesterday burn and throw it in a fire, in a fire, in a fire,
Fight like a Warrior,

Today, today, live like you wanna,
Let yesterday burn and throw it in a fire, in a fire, in a fire,
Live like a Warrior

Your heart is too heavy from things you carry a long time,
You been up you been down, tired and you don’t know why,
But you’re never gonna go back, you only live one life
Let go, let go, let goooooo, Let go, let go, let goooooo,

Today, today, live like you wanna,
Let yesterday burn and throw it in a fire, in a fire, in a fire,
Fight like a Warrior,

Today, today, live like you wanna,
Let yesterday burn and throw it in a fire, in a fire, in a fire,
Live like a Warrior

Today, today, live like you wanna,
Let yesterday burn and throw it in a fire, in a fire, in a fire,
Fight like a Warrior,

Today, today, live like you wanna,
Let yesterday burn and throw it in a fire, in a fire, in a fire,
Live like a Warrior

7-20-12 – “Everyday” and “It’s my Life,” by Bon Jovi

Two Bon Jovi songs. “Everyday” and “It’s my Life.”

“Everyday”

I used to be the kind of guy
Who’d never let you look inside
I’d smile when I was crying
I had nothing but a life to loose
Thought I had a lot to prove
In my life, there’s no denying

Goodbye to all my yesterdays
Goodbye, so long, I’m on my way

I’ve had enough of cryin’
Bleedin’, sweatin’, dyin’
Hear me when I say
Gonna live my life everyday
I’m gonna touch the sky
And I spread these wings and fly
I ain’t here to play
I’m gonna live my life everyday

Change, everybody’s feeling strange
Never gonna be the same
Makes you wonder how the world keeps turning
Life, learning how to live my life
Learning how to pick my fights
Take my shots while I’m still burning

Goodbye to all those rainy nights
Goodbye, so long, I’m moving on

I’ve had enough of cryin’
Bleedin’, sweatin’, dyin’
Hear me when I say
Gonna live my life everyday
I’m gonna touch the sky
And I spread these wings and fly
I ain’t here to play
I’m gonna live my life everyday
Hit the gas, take the wheel
I’ve just made myself a deal

There ain’t nothing gonna get in my way
Everyday

Goodbye, so long, I’m moving on

I’ve had enough of cryin’
Bleedin’, sweatin’, dyin’
Hear me when I say
Gonna live my life everyday
I’m gonna touch the sky
And I spread these wings and fly
I ain’t here to play
I’m gonna live my life everyday

I, oh I, oh I, I’m gonna live my life everyday
I (gonna touch the sky), oh I (spread these wings and fly), oh I
I’m gonna live my life everyday

“It’s My Life”

This ain’t a song for the broken-hearted
No silent prayer for the faith-departed
I ain’t gonna be just a face in the crowd
You’re gonna hear my voice
When I shout it out loud[Chorus:]
It’s my life
It’s now or never
I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
(It’s my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just wanna live while I’m alive
It’s my lifeThis is for the ones who stood their ground
For Tommy and Gina who never backed down
Tomorrow’s getting harder make no mistake
Luck ain’t even lucky
Got to make your own breaks[Chorus:]
It’s my life
And it’s now or never
I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
(It’s my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I’m alive
‘Cause it’s my life

Better stand tall when they’re calling you out
Don’t bend, don’t break, baby, don’t back down

[Chorus:]
It’s my life
And it’s now or never
‘Cause I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
(It’s my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I’m alive

[Chorus:]
It’s my life
And it’s now or never
‘Cause I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
(It’s my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I’m alive
‘Cause it’s my life!

7-16-12 – Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd

Hello,
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me
Is there anyone home?

Come on
Now
I hear you’re feeling down
I can ease your pain
Get you on your feet again

Relax
I’ll need some information first
Just the basic facts
Can you show me where it hurts?

There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship’s smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move
But I can’t hear what you’re saying

When I was a child I had a fever
My hands felt just like
Two balloons
Now I’ve got that feeling once again
I can’t explain
You would not understand
This is not how I am
I… Have become comfortably numb

O.K.
Just a little pin prick
There’ll be no more aaaaaaaah!
But you may feel a little sick

Can you stand up?
I do believe it’s working
Good
That’ll keep you going through the show
Come on
It’s time to go

There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship’s smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move
But I can’t hear what you’re saying

When I was a child
I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye

I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown
The dream is gone
I… Have become comfortably numb

7-12-12 – Her Diamonds by Rob Thomas

There’s a great song by Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty (and solo work) called “Her Diamonds.” His wife has battled painful health circumstances for some time and it’s hard for him to see her in pain. I think this song applies to Maria dealing with me suffering through this ordeal.

“Her Diamonds”

Oh what the hell she said
I just can’t win for losing
And she lays back down
Man there’s so many times
I don’t know what I’m doing
Like I don’t know nowBy the light of the moon
She rubs her eyes
Says it’s funny how the night
Can make you blind
I can just imagine
And I don’t know what I’m supposed to do
But if she feels bad then i do too
So I let her beAnd she says oh
I can’t take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
Cause I can’t help her now
She’s down in it
She tried her best but now she can’t win it
Hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling downShe sits down and stares into the distance
And it takes all night
And i know i could break her concentration
But it don’t feel rightBy the light of the moon
She rubs her eyes
Sits down on the bed and starts to cry
And there’s something less about her
And I don’t know what I’m supposed to do
So I sit down and I cry too
And don’t let her seeAnd she says oh
I can’t take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
Cause I can’t help her now
She’s down in it
She tried her best but now she can’t win it
Hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling downShe shuts out the night
Tries to close her eyes
If she can find daylight
She’ll be alright
She’ll be alright
Just not tonight

And she says oh
I can’t take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
Cause I can’t help her now
She’s down in it
She tried her best but now she can’t win it
Hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling down

7-8-12 – Run by Collective Soul

This song makes me think about how far I feel I have yet to go to get through this. It also makes me think about how I have lived my life and what is important in life.

Run: Collective Soul

Are these times contagious
I’ve never been this bored before
Is this the prize I’ve waited for?
Now as the hours passing
There’s nothing left here to insure
I long to find the messenger

Have I got a long way to run
Have I got a long way to run
Yeah, I run

Is there a cure among us?
From this processed sanity?
I weaken with each voice that sings
In this world of purchase
I’m gonna buy back memories
To awaken some old qualities

Have I got a long way to run
Have I got a long way to run
Yeah, I run
yeah, I run

Have I got a long way?
Have I got a long way?
Have I got a long way to run?
Have I got a long way to run?

Yeah I run
(Have I got a long way to run?)
Yeah I run
(Have I got a long way to run?)

Yeah I run
(Have I got a long way to run?)
Yeah I run
(Have I got a long way to run?)

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