Greatest Song Lyrics

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  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,385
    monkimark said:

    Next stop, Macc lads...

    Your wish is my command. How about the timeless love ballad, 'Sweaty Betty'? Won't quote it all as its a bit rude but the lines:
    I couldn't believe the size of her bum,
    She used to play for Wigan at the back of the scrum


    Will stay in my memory forever.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • focuszing723
    focuszing723 Posts: 7,196
    Madness created some relatable songs. "Our house" and "Driving in my car".

    Pross will approve as you can clearly hear all the lyrics.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,517
    Easier to do your own generation: I think from mine you’ll struggle to top most arctic monkeys songs.
  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 14,615
    The Chicken song had good lyrics.

    Also, the theme to the Muppet Show.
  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087

    Easier to do your own generation: I think from mine you’ll struggle to top most arctic monkeys songs.

    Do people have a generation I still buy music by current bands.
  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 1,911
    Great song writing makes you feel. It doesn't matter which emotion it brings forth. It only matters that it does.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,517
    webboo said:

    Easier to do your own generation: I think from mine you’ll struggle to top most arctic monkeys songs.

    Do people have a generation I still buy music by current bands.
    Sure, I think the music you grow up with always leaves a bigger impression.

    Arctic monkeys particularly, especially early on, really capture that period about what it was like at that age.

    I was in Sheffield, it was great. I probably wouldn’t enjoy it as much if it came out now.
  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 18,923
    He's got a degree in economics
    Maths, physics and bionics
    He thinks that I'm a cabbage
    'Cause I hate University Challenge

    Even at the age of ten Smart boy
    Kevin was a smart boy then
    He always beat me at Subbuteo
    'Cause he 'flicked to kick'
    And I didn't know
    “New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,383
    (sensible answer)

    Now those memories come back to haunt me
    They haunt me like a curse
    Is a dream a lie if it don't come true
    Or is it something worse

    That sends me down to the river
    Though I know the river is dry

    (Less sensible answer)

    Yeah, I'm hung like planet Pluto, hard to see with the naked eye
    But if I crashed into Uranus, I would stick it where the sun don't shine
    'Cause I'm kind of like Hans Solo, always stroking my own wookie
    I'm the root of all that's evil, yea, but you can call me Cookie
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • bonk_king
    bonk_king Posts: 277

    He's got a degree in economics
    Maths, physics and bionics
    He thinks that I'm a cabbage
    'Cause I hate University Challenge

    Even at the age of ten Smart boy
    Kevin was a smart boy then
    He always beat me at Subbuteo
    'Cause he 'flicked to kick'
    And I didn't know

    "My perfect cousin, what I like to do he doesn't". Undertones perfection! Lol.

    "My life swam around me,
    It took a look and drowned me in its own existence,
    The smell of brown leather,
    it blended in with the weather,
    as it filled my eyes, ears, nose and mouth, it blocked all my senses, I couldn't see, hear or speak any longer".

    Weller and tube station. Penned when he was 19 years old!!
  • me-109
    me-109 Posts: 1,915
    Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire.

    Maybe not the greatest but certainly one of the most inventive ways of stringing together the key events and figures of a century. There's always calls for a 'sequal' but it ain't happ'nin'.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,201
    And what would you say to your younger self?
    Growing a beard's quite hard
    And whiskey never starts to taste nice
    And you'll make a lot of money, and it's funny
    'Cause you'll move somewhere sunny and get addicted to drugs
    And spend obscene amounts on fucking seeds and beans online
  • laurentian
    laurentian Posts: 2,379
    "All over people changing their votes
    Along with their overcoats
    If Adolf Hitler flew in today
    They'd send a limousine anyway"

    J.Strummer
    Wilier Izoard XP
  • molteni_man
    molteni_man Posts: 442
    Pross said:

    Pulp's Common People has some classic lines too. Maybe it applies to some of us when we discuss topics relating to poverty on here!

    What a song and lyrics- one of my favourites ever!!

    Rent a flat above a shop
    Cut your hair and get a job
    Smoke some fags and play some pool
    Pretend you never went to school
    But still you'll never get it right
    'Cause when you're laid in bed at night
    Watching roaches climb the wall
    If you called your dad he could stop it all, yeah
    You'll never live like common people
    You'll never do whatever common people do
    You'll never fail like common people
    You'll never watch your life slide out of view
    And you dance and drink and screw
    Because there's nothing else to do
  • molteni_man
    molteni_man Posts: 442
    edited April 2023
    Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now

    Beautiful song and lyrics - also love the scene in Love Actually when it’s used!


    Rows and flows of angel hair
    And ice cream castles in the air
    And feather canyons everywhere
    Looked at clouds that way
    But now they only block the sun
    They rain and they snow on everyone
    So many things I would have done
    But clouds got in my way
    I've looked at clouds from both sides now
    From up and down and still somehow
    It's cloud illusions I recall
    I really don't know clouds at all
    Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels
    The dizzy dancing way that you feel
    As every fairy tale comes real
    I've looked at love that way
    But now it's just another show
    And you leave 'em laughing when you go
    And if you care, don't let them know
    Don't give yourself away
    I've looked at love from both sides now
    From give and take and still somehow
    It's love's illusions that I recall
    I really don't know love
    Really don't know love at all
    Tears and fears and feeling proud
    To say, "I love you" right out loud
    Dreams and schemes and circus crowds
    I've looked at life that way
    Oh, but now old friends they're acting strange
    And they shake their heads and they tell me that I've changed
    Well something's lost, but something's gained
    In living every day
    I've looked at life from both sides now
    From win and lose and still somehow
    It's life's illusions I recall
    I really don't know life at all
    It's life's illusions that I recall
    I really don't know life
    I really don't know life at all

    https://youtu.be/2y-8vxObugM
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,201
    One, two, three, four
    Do you realize
    That you have the most beautiful face?
    Do you realize
    We're floating in space?
    Do you realize
    That happiness makes you cry?
    Do you realize
    That everyone you know someday will die?
    And instead of saying all of your goodbyes
    Let them know you realize that life goes fast
    It's hard to make the good things last
    You realize the sun doesn't go down
    It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round
  • focuszing723
    focuszing723 Posts: 7,196
    edited April 2023

    (Verse 1)
    I'm a visionary, a man with a plan,
    Aiming for greatness, like no one else can,
    Building rockets to the sky, electric cars so sleek,
    But there's haters and doubters, who call me a freak.

    (Pre-Chorus)
    They say I'm crazy, they say I'm strange,
    But I'm just chasing dreams that they can't rearrange,
    I've got big ideas, I've got big goals,
    But their negativity, it takes its toll.

    (Chorus)
    So you lot can fvck right off,
    With your doubts and your scoffs,
    I'll keep reaching for the stars,
    No matter how high the bars,
    I'll show the world what I can do,
    And prove that greatness can come from you.

    (Verse 2)
    I dream of Mars, a planet to explore,
    Colonizing space, like never before,
    Revolutionizing travel, with Hyperloop speed,
    But some say it's impossible, just a crazy greed.

    (Pre-Chorus)
    They try to bring me down, they try to dissuade,
    But I won't back down, I'll keep pushing ahead,
    I'll keep innovating, I'll keep taking risks,
    Because I know that greatness, it often comes with tricks.

    (Chorus)
    So you lot can fvck right off,
    With your doubts and your scoffs,
    I'll keep reaching for the stars,
    No matter how high the bars,
    I'll show the world what I can do,
    And prove that greatness can come from you.

    (Bridge)
    I'll work day and night, with passion and drive,
    Believing in my vision, keeping my dreams alive,
    I'll build a better future, for all to see,
    And leave a legacy, that will forever be.

    (Chorus)
    So you lot can fvck right off,
    With your doubts and your scoffs,
    I'll keep reaching for the stars,
    No matter how high the bars,
    I'll show the world what I can do,
    And prove that greatness can come from you.

    (Outro)
    I'm Elon Musk, I'm on a mission so grand,
    I won't let negativity, deter my plan,
    I'll keep pushing forward, no matter the cost,
    Because I believe in greatness, and that's not lost.

    AI - 2023
  • crescent
    crescent Posts: 1,201
    " A Police car and a screaming siren.
    Pneumatic drill and ripped up concrete.........etc...........reading graffiti about slashed seat affairs.............la la la la la la la laah"

    Bianchi ImpulsoBMC Teammachine SLR02 01Trek Domane AL3“When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. “ ~H.G. Wells Edit - "Unless it's a BMX"
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,147

    Easier to do your own generation: I think from mine you’ll struggle to top most arctic monkeys songs.


    They're not really my generation (34 when their debut album came out), but I was going to mention Fake Tales of San Francisco
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,663
    Are teenage dreams so hard to beat?
    Everytime she walks down the street
    Another girl in the neighbourhood
    Wish she was mine, she looks so good
    I wanna hold her wanna hold her tight
    Get teenage kicks right through the night
    I'm gonna call her on the telephone
    Have her over 'cause I'm all alone
    I need excitement oh I need it bad
    And it's the best, I've ever had


    Undertones again.
  • carbonclem
    carbonclem Posts: 1,584
    Pre my time - Waterloo Sunset The Kinks

    My time - Down In The Tube Station The Jam

    After my time - A Certain Romance - Arctic Monkeys

    Just off the top of my head.
    2020/2021/2022 Metric Century Challenge Winner
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,517
    RichN95. said:

    Easier to do your own generation: I think from mine you’ll struggle to top most arctic monkeys songs.


    They're not really my generation (34 when their debut album came out), but I was going to mention Fake Tales of San Francisco
    As the microphone squeaks another telephone beeps / oh she’s dashing for the exit, she’s running for the streets outside / “oh you saved me” she screams down the line / the band are f@cking w@nk and I’m not having a nice time

    Well his bird thinks he’s amazing so that’s all that’s left / is the proof that love’s not only blind but deaf


    Yeah definitely up there.
  • Mad_Malx
    Mad_Malx Posts: 5,001
    Pretty much anything by half man half biscuit.
    Undertones, pulp and clash as mentioned above.
  • bonk_king
    bonk_king Posts: 277
    Time flies by when you're the driver of a train, speeding out of Trumpton with a cargo of cocaine,

    I get high when i'm the pilot of a plane, touching down in Camberwick, stoned out of my brain.

    Lennon and McCartney never wrote gold like that, lol.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,435

    Pre my time - Waterloo Sunset The Kinks

    My time - Down In The Tube Station The Jam

    After my time - A Certain Romance - Arctic Monkeys

    Just off the top of my head.

    Good calls on those top 2 (don’t really know much Arctic Monkeys). Down In The Tube Station always feels under-rated, if you hear The Jam on the radio or in a film soundtrack it is usually Town Called Malice or maybe That’s Entertainment (which is also excellent).

    The Kinks certainly matured from the early stuff like You Really Got Me, All Day And All Of The Night and Tired Of Waiting through to Sunny Afternoon, Waterloo Sunset and Lola.
  • secretsqirrel
    secretsqirrel Posts: 1,732
    On the subject of The Jam….

    Sup up your beer and collect your fags
    There's a row going on down near slough
    Get out your mat and pray to the west
    I'll get out mine and pray for myself
    Thought you were smart when you took them on
    But you didn't take a peep in their artillery room
    All that rugby puts hairs on your chest
    What chance have you got against a tie and a crest?
    Hello-hooray, what a nice day, for the Eton rifles, Eton rifles
    Hello-hooray, I hope rain stops play, with the Eton rifles, Eton rifles
  • bonk_king
    bonk_king Posts: 277
    You can quote any of Wellers Jam stuff, the earlier material anyway. All mod cons and Setting Sons were sublime, and he was only very young at the time.
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,289
    Billy Bragg's A13 to the tune of Route 66.
  • Mad_Malx
    Mad_Malx Posts: 5,001

    On the subject of The Jam….

    Sup up your beer and collect your fags
    There's a row going on down near slough
    Get out your mat and pray to the west
    I'll get out mine and pray for myself
    Thought you were smart when you took them on
    But you didn't take a peep in their artillery room
    All that rugby puts hairs on your chest
    What chance have you got against a tie and a crest?
    Hello-hooray, what a nice day, for the Eton rifles, Eton rifles
    Hello-hooray, I hope rain stops play, with the Eton rifles, Eton rifles

    Can't get over Foxton choosing to send his son there.
    I mean, there are other posh schools in the home counties.