Your life in song lyrics

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Your life in song lyrics

Postby WiseNLucky » Sun 26 Feb, 2006 06:26 am

WW was with me in my car while I was playing my Avril Lavigne CD when the song "Anything but Ordinary" came on. WW got excited when she heard the opening lyrics:

Sometimes I get so weird
I even freak myself out
I laugh myself to sleep
It's my lullaby
Sometimes I drive so fast
Just to feel the danger
I wanna scream
It makes me feel alive


WW's exact exclamation was: "I can't believe this -- she totally gets me!" Aside from the fact that a 15 year old will probably never "get" a 50 year old she has never met, I thought at the time that much of our lives are revealed, sometimes even to us, through song lyrics. And I can personally attest to the last part about driving -- I will no longer ride in or on a vehicle with my dear wife driving.

Has this happened to any of you?

[PS: I think we can do this lawfully (without copyright infringement) if we reference the legitimate source of the lyrics and limit our inclusion in the thread of snippets that jump out at us. If that's not true, I'm sure there are participants here who will let us know and we can delete the thread.]
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Postby Claytonius Maximus » Sun 26 Feb, 2006 08:48 pm

Yes, WNL, you are, of course, talking about the fair use doctrine. Now, I may not be a lawyer, but my family science trained mind tells me:

Fair use means that if you can say to yourself, "yeah, that's fair" about how much you've used, you're okay.

Oh, sorry, no lyrics for me.

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Postby Momma Snider » Mon 27 Feb, 2006 10:39 am

Joshua Kadison's "Invisible Man" is me.

Woke up this morning with a funny feeling,
wasn't really sure what it was all about.
But it felt like I was disappearing,
so I ran to the mirror to check it out.
I said, "Here I am, here I am, here I am
...but why do I feel like the invisible man?"
I stumbled back into the bedroom,
and stared out at the rising sun.
Then I heard myself shout out the window,
not really talking to anyone.
I yelled, Here I am, here I am, here I am
...but why do I feel like the invisible man?
Lights went on, people started yelling,
"Will the crazy man go back to bed?"
And there I was, laughing out my window,
feeling much better now, somebody heard what I said.
Well it's no big thing, no revelation,
no answer to these lives we lead.
But I think I do know one thing;
Sometimes I think we all need to say,
"Here I am, here I am, here I am,"
when life makes us feel like the invisible man.

here I am, here I am, here I am
...but why do I feel like the invisible man?

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Postby WiseNLucky » Tue 28 Feb, 2006 02:06 am

Momma Snider wrote:Joshua Kadison's "Invisible Man" is me.


Well, THAT was depressing. :D

You certainly aren't invisible here, MommaS. This from a lady who's son travels all the way to California and hides in a box to surprise her. Invisible indeed!!
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Postby Momma Snider » Tue 28 Feb, 2006 06:38 am

It's really not a depressing song at all, but I must say, I feel a lot more visible here on the board than I do in real life sometimes.

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Postby Kiersten » Tue 28 Feb, 2006 06:31 pm

Recently, the following Amy Grant lyrics from her album "Behind the Eyes" have described part of my life pretty well:

"And missing you is just a part of living.
Missing you feels like a way of life.
I'm living out the life that I've been given,
But baby, I still wish you were mine."
"And then I fell. My head got hurt like Wash. I only fell is all."

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Postby iamroch » Tue 28 Feb, 2006 09:16 pm

This is pretty sad as well, so be warned.

My wife really felt some of the lyrics from Green Day's "When September Ends" when we had our first miscarriage in September. Our twins were due in April, the middle of spring.


as my memory rests
but never forgets what I lost
wake me up when september ends

summer has come and passed
the innocent can never last
wake me up when september ends

ring out the bells again
like we did when spring began
wake me up when september ends

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Postby WiseNLucky » Wed 01 Mar, 2006 08:18 am

I've been thinking of appropriate lyrics for myself, but I am more upbeat than down most of the time. I have found that the really good songs seem to be depressing ones. Or maybe there are just more of them.
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Postby Momma Snider » Wed 01 Mar, 2006 09:55 am

I've been thinking about that, too, Wise. We all have changing moods, I guess, but for some reason there seem to be more songs that fit the down moods than the up ones. I even found a song for the woman who had a crush on my husband a few years ago. I can think of some song titles that fit, but then the lyrics don't. Like "Leave Me Alone." But only when I'm at work.

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Postby BeeDub » Wed 01 Mar, 2006 10:58 am

It was inevitable...

Soy un perdedor
I'm a loser, baby
So why don't you kill me?
You can lead people to truth, but you can't make them understand it: the story of my childhood, as seen from the present.
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Postby Momma Snider » Wed 01 Mar, 2006 07:16 pm

Here's one that says how I feel about my kids, and one of them in particular comes to mind when I hear it.

Though you've grown away
No matter how you change
I'll know you.
And when you tire of life alone,
There will always be one sure way back home

Just turn on the quiet,
And you close your eyes
And listen inside
(unconditional)
(unconditional)
(unconditional)

Ill be there to sing to you,
I promise you
I promise to
Comfort you
And sing to you.


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Postby Momma Snider » Mon 17 May, 2010 10:27 am

I really like this thread. I can't think of anything to add right now, but there are new people here, so I hope someone will give some input.

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Postby Momma Snider » Mon 31 May, 2010 02:03 pm

I found a funny one today. I was listening to Death Cab for Cutie in my car, and one of the songs says, "I want to live where soul meets body." Later on, it says, "In my head there's a Greyhound station."

I always combine them and say, "I want to live in a Greyhound station." Not that I really do, but my parents did when my mom was my age, and I know she hated it. Filthy place with cockroaches in the bathroom.

So maybe it's not that funny.

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Postby AdamOndi » Mon 31 May, 2010 08:51 pm

The lyrics from Mr. Cellophane from "Chicago" have always struck a chord with me:

If someone stood up in a crowd
And raised his voice up way out loud
And waved his arm and shook his leg
You'd notice him

If someone in the movie show
Yelled "Fire in the second row
This whole place is a powder keg!"
You'd notice him

And even without clucking like a hen
Everyone gets noticed, now and then,
Unless, of course, that personage should be
Invisible, inconsequential me!

Cellophane
Mister Cellophane
Shoulda been my name
Mister Cellophane
'Cause you can look right through me
Walk right by me
And never know I'm there...

I tell ya
*Repeat chorus*

Suppose you was a little cat
Residin' in a person's flat
Who fed you fish and scratched your ears?
You'd notice him

Suppose you was a woman, wed
And sleepin' in a double bed
Beside one man, for seven years
You'd notice him

A human being's made of more than air
With all that bulk, you're bound to see him there
Unless that human bein' next to you
Is unimpressive, undistinguished
You know who...

*Chorus*

I tell ya
*Repeat chorus*
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