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Ani Difranco (I think all of her lyrics have power and thought behind them)
And a mass of her lyrics can be found here:
http://www.danah.org/Ani/
Do a search for:
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Self Evident (written right after 9/11... emotionally intense )
but do just go roaming about if you have the time.
She also does a twisted cover of Freakshow by Keller Williams which is another good one to check out.
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On 2006-05-09 23:27, magicalaurie wrote:
Yes. There are tons.

Johnny Cash- "Man in Black", "Boy Named Sue"- don't think he wrote that, not sure, same goes for "One Piece at a Time" Smile


I liked "Chicken In Black" just because it showed he wasn't afraid to actually BE the joke once in awhile.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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The doors-the end, moonlight drive,
nirvana-any song has true honest lyrics but maybe polly
john lennon-imagine
red hot chili peppers-under the bridge
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The Rainbow Connection - from The Muppet Movie

I know I'm a sucker for a sad song but these two never fail to wet my eyes -

Drifting - sung by Harry Connick Jnr
Goodbye To Love - The Carpenters

(sniff)

Mike
It's times like this I wish I'd listened to what my Grandad used to say...
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A great idea,

I'm the slime - Frank Zappa
It's times like this I wish I'd listened to what my Grandad used to say...
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On 2006-05-10 07:25, magicman226 wrote:
Mrs. Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel (though original was Bob Dylan)
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Scenes from an Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel
Yellow - Coldplay
The Sound of Settling - Death Cab for Cutie
War - Edwin Starr
Signs - Five Man Electrical Band
Good People - Jack Johnson
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley (that song on shrek haha, but its a great song with good lyrics)
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zepplin

Michael

Hallelujah is actually by Leonard Cohen, and not sure who sings it in the film. Jeff has a lot of other greats songs though
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If you want to spend days weeks and months analyzing and understand the lyrics, check out a perfect circle and tool.

APC do an amazing haunting version of imagine. You'll beg to differ.

Johnny Cash does an breath taking cover of Hurt by nine inch nails. If you know about Johnny Cash's life you'll understand it, its almost like he's finding peace within his demons.

Another vote for Elvis, if I could dream. I close my act with it.

M:C
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Mary Chapin Carpenter- "Why Shouldn't We"
http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/carpe......282.html
Woke up.
Fell out of bed.
Dragged a comb across m' head.
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On 2007-05-30 09:24, walsall wrote:
Hallelujah is actually by Leonard Cohen, and not sure who sings it in the film. Jeff has a lot of other greats songs though



It's Rufus Wainwright on the film.

Leonard Cohen has been writing great songs for 40 years now. If you read a lot of Cohen, his life work reveals an amazing journey.
Here's a beaty from his most recent album "Dear Heather".

To A Teacher
[Dedicated to A. M. Klein (1909-1972)]

Hurt once and for all into silence.
A long pain ending without a song to prove it.
Who could stand beside you so close to Eden,
When you glinted in every eye the held-high
razor, shivering every ram and son?
And now the silent loony bin, where
The shadows live in the rafters like
Day-weary bats,
Until the turning mind, a radar signal,
lures them to exaggerate
Mountain-size on the white stone wall
Your tiny limp.
How can I leave you in such a house?
Are there no more saints and wizards
to praise their ways with pupils,
No more evil to stun with the slap
of a wet red tongue?
Did you confuse the Messiah in a mirror
and rest because he had finally come?
Let me cry Help beside you, Teacher.
I have entered under this dark roof
As fearlessly as an honoured son
Enters his father's house.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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Anything Jimmy Webb ever wrote (with the exception of "Up Up and Away")
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I'm getting that middle-aged thing where all the music sounds like it has too much bass in it, and none of the music I once loved sounds the same to me. Still, I can hear pretty well, and I treasure what I've got.

It's funny, because I went the opposite way with my vision. I was born with congenital cataracts, which weren't diagnosed until I was 17. I had surgery to replace my lenses with plastic ones about 6 years ago, and the world changed for me. I had no idea the colors were so bright. In fact, sometimes they're so bright they hurt. And I can't really take in all that's going on around me. I focus too tightly on individual things, because for so many years I had to, just to see them at all. I've spent quite a bit of time trying to retrain myself, but I think I'm stuck kind of halfway. Not that I'm not grateful, because I am. The world is a beautiful place. It's just that I'll never, ever see it like someone does who has had normal vision their whole life.

What makes it even stranger is that all of my friends who are my age are experiencing a dropoff in their visual acuity. Their glasses have gotten thicker while mine are about as thin as you can get.
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For me it has to be
"A Rainy Night in Paris"
by Chris De Burg ...

very moving lyrics about 2 people saying "goodbye"
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On 2007-05-30 15:22, airship wrote:
I'm getting that middle-aged thing where all the music sounds like it has too much bass in it, and none of the music I once loved sounds the same to me. Still, I can hear pretty well, and I treasure what I've got.

Me too.

Look at it this way - your computer will never need a very expensive sound card.

Also, the music they're making these days ... you ain't missing anything.

I know, it's stupid, but sometimes the thoughts comfort me a little. If your eyes were going too (like mine), think how much better you'd feel missing what passes for TV and movies these days ("Smoking Aces" ... "American Idol" ... where's a sharp stick so I can just poke my eyes out and end the agony!)
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On 2007-05-30 15:22, airship wrote:
I'm getting that middle-aged thing where all the music sounds like it has too much bass in it, and none of the music I once loved sounds the same to me. Still, I can hear pretty well, and I treasure what I've got.

Me too.

Look at it this way - your computer will never need a very expensive sound card.

Also, the music they're making these days ... you ain't missing anything.

I know, it's stupid, but sometimes the thoughts comfort me a little. If your eyes were going too (like mine), think how much better you'd feel missing what passes for TV and movies these days ("Smoking Aces" ... "American Idol" ... where's a sharp stick so I can just poke my eyes out and end the agony!)


Actually most of the pop music from yours and my younger days was garbage too. We hang onto the best because it is good, and some of the rest because we have a youthful attachment to it. I suspect in another 30 or 40 years, the middle-agers will be wondering why the modern music is so weak compared to when they were young.

John
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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Yup, John. As in most eras with respect to most arts (film, music, visual arts), currently, there is some good stuff being put out, and a lot of garbage. We get a distorted view when comparing eras because we compare everything out currently (which includes a ton of crap) with the stuff that survived from days gone by (most of the crap didn't). If you watched EVERY movie that was being made 50 years ago, or listed to EVERY song that was recorded, it would be clear that the past era wasn't markedly superior, if at all. Instead, you remember the great movies (if you were around for them), or you turn on AMC and watch the 3-star or 4-star movies that get broadcast, and not the crap of the past era that made its way to the garbage heap and has remained there for decades.
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(In high-pitched cracked voice:) Eeeeeh! Durned young 'uns! No respect, and that music is just noise, by cracky!

Hey, you kids! Get off my grass!
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On 2007-05-31 03:58, rossmacrae wrote:
(In high-pitched cracked voice:) Eeeeeh! Durned young 'uns! No respect, and that music is just noise, by cracky!

Hey, you kids! Get off my grass!


Eww. Hope you don't smoke it after the kids have been doing who-knows-what on your grass.

Hey, maybe that's why our music used to sound so good...

John
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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American Dream by Casting Crowns (sort of a modern day cats in the cradle)
"American Dream"

All work no play may have made Jack a dull boy
But all work no God has left Jack with a lost soul
But he's moving on full steam
He's chasing the American dream
And he's gonna give his family the finer things

Not this time son I've no time to waste
Maybe tomorrow we'll have time to play
And then he slips into his new BMW
And drives farther and farther and farther away

So He works all day and tries to sleep at night
He says things will get better;
Better in time

And he works and he builds with his own two hands
And he pours all he has in a castle made with sand
But the wind and the rain are comin' crashing in
Time will tell just how long his kingdom stands
His kingdom stands

His American Dream is beginning to seem
More and more like a nightmare
With every passing day
"Daddy, can you come to my game?"
"Oh Baby, please don't work late."
Another wasted weekend
And they are slipping away

'Cause he works all day and lies awake at night
He tells them things will get better
It'll just take a little more time

He used to say, "Whoever dies with the most toys wins"
But if he loses his soul, what has he gained in the end
I'll take a shack on the rock
Over a castle in the sand
Now he works all day and cries alone at night
It's not getting any better
Looks like he's running out of time
'Cause he worked and he built with his own two hands
And he poured all he had in a castle made with sand
But the wind and the rain are coming crashing in
Time will tell just how long his kingdom stands
His kingdom stands

All they really wanted was You
All they really wanted was You
All they really wanted was You


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The other song about Superman, I think is:

ARTIST: Five for Fighting
TITLE: Superman (It's Not Easy)

I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naïve
I'm just out to find
The better part of me
I'm more than a bird, I'm more than a plane
More than some pretty face beside a train
It's not easy to be me

Wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
About a home I'll never see
It may sound absurd, but don't be naïve
Even heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed, but won't you concede
Even heroes have the right to dream
And it's not easy to be me

Up, up and away, away from me
Well It's all right
You can all sleep sound tonight
I'm not crazy... or anything


I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naïve
Men weren't meant to ride
With clouds between their knees
I'm only a man in a silly red sheet
Digging for kryptonite on this one way street
Only a man in a funny red sheet
Looking for special things inside of me
And it's not easy to be me
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One more that I think is moving:

"Cold Day In July" by the Dixie Chicks

The moon is full and my arms are empty
All night long I've pleaded and cried
You always said the day that you would leave me
Would be a cold day in July

Your bags are packed not a word is spoken
I guess we said everything with good-bye
Time moves so slow and promises get broken
On this cold day in July

Sun's comin' up comin' up down on Main Street
Children shout as they're running out to play
Head in my hands
Here I am
Standing in my bare feet
Watching you drive away
Watching you drive away

You said that we were gonna last forever
You said our love would never die
It looks like spring and
It feels like sunny weather
But it's a cold day in July

On sun's comin' up comin' up
Down on Main Street
Children shout as they're running out to play
Head in my hands
Here I am
Standing in my bare feet
Watching you drive away
Watching you drive away

The moon is full and my arms are empty
All night long how I've pleaded and cried
You always said the day that
you would leave me,
Would be a cold day in July

Here comes that cold day in July
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