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Lyrics of the Week - What are yours?
« on: July 24, 2017, 09:04:36 pm »
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THREAD RULES:

1. You can only post lyrics in this thread once every 7 days! You must think carefully about what lyrics desperately need to get out into the world and post with consideration. Throughout the week, if lyrics start burning you - you'll have to write them down in preparation for the next week. Feel free to comment on other lyrics and make other posts - but you can only post lyrics once a week!

2. You can only post one set of lyrics at a time, for a maximum of one 'section' of lyrics. I.e., you can't paste two verses, or a chorus and a verse - be  SELECTIVE! Posting one set of lyrics at a time means you can't post two lines from Song A, and another two lines from Song B.

3. Link the song you're referencing.

4. Feel free to make comments on the lyrics you're sharing explaining why you love them so much, or what you think the genius behind the lyrics are. This is optional - feel free to just paste lyrics and leave!
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Re: Lyrics of the Week - What are yours?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 09:11:30 pm »
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Wanna be alone
Wanna be surrounded
Wanna be transient
Wanna be grounded

But all the dissonance disappears from me
When you drape an arm across my knee
Intentionally lazily

Here's a link to the song.

These lyrics hit me really heavily every time I hear them - "need to catch my breath" kind of heavy.

There's something so painful about wanting two different things at the same time - alone, surrounded. It's easy to feel crazy or like a lunatic when you want two different things. It can be really confusing. I feel like there's two of me sometimes... I've never had these feelings so incredibly encapsulated. Just four simple lines; incredible.

There's also something incredibly sweet about all of these thoughts (non-physical) being completely eviscerated by simple touch (physical). It's like these lyrics set up intense frustration and then give you relief straight away. I just love it.

(And I'm really mad that I have to wait 7 days to post my next lyrics  >:( >:( >:( )
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Re: Lyrics of the Week - What are yours?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2017, 09:26:36 pm »
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If they say
Who cares if one more light goes out?
In a sky of a million stars
It flickers, flickers
Who cares when someone's time runs out?
If a moment is all we are
We're quicker, quicker
Who cares if one more light goes out?
Well I do

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kaUvGSLMew

One More Light - Linkin Park

All of the songs by Linkin Park mean so much more on an emotional level in light of Thursday's event. It only just hit me today :(

Edit: LP was the one band that I always went back to when I got tired of new music that came out. Unfortunately, I never got to see them live (had the chance 7 years ago but was 'too young' :( )
« Last Edit: July 24, 2017, 10:08:13 pm by 13cheungjn1 »
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Re: Lyrics of the Week - What are yours?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2017, 09:47:19 pm »
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If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
Or the mountain should crumble to the sea
I won't cry, I won't cry
No, I won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand
Stand by me
Here's the link

Had this playing whilst studying this afternoon and y'know it kinda hit me hahah.

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Re: Lyrics of the Week - What are yours?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2017, 09:49:16 pm »
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kaUvGSLMew

One More Light - Linkin Park

All of the songs by Linkin Park mean so much more on an emotional level in light of Thursday's event. It only just hit me today :(
Such a fucking tragedy >:(
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Re: Lyrics of the Week - What are yours?
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2017, 09:54:33 pm »
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Before we fly we have to fall

Karmin - Didn't Know You

It's short but I also think it's beautiful. Sometimes you have to take risks without knowing what will happen, and sometimes you feel lost or like nothing's going how you wanted, but it can be the catalyst for something unexpected or beautiful that couldn't have happened otherwise.
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Re: Lyrics of the Week - What are yours?
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2017, 10:01:54 pm »
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I don't want to hold you
I don't want to see you
Even birth can bear disgrace
I don't want to hold you
I don't want to see you
Or even the smile upon your face

Demons & Wizards -- Down Where I Am

This song is mostly sung in a soft, ballad-like manner. It's about a subject not normally sung about -- Down's syndrome. Specifically, a parent's reaction upon seeing their newborn has Down's syndrome. This particular section of the song is about the parent both rejecting and blaming the child. It's so much worse how it describes that the child is smiling too.

By themselves, the lyrics aren't overly powerful. However, when you listen to the song, it just makes you feel so so sad. It's a very well-crafted ballad, and I implore everyone here to try it.
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Re: Lyrics of the Week - What are yours?
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2017, 10:08:03 pm »
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Karmin - Didn't Know You

It's short but I also think it's beautiful. Sometimes you have to take risks without knowing what will happen, and sometimes you feel lost or like nothing's going how you wanted, but it can be the catalyst for something unexpected or beautiful that couldn't have happened otherwise.
So true, I love it.

Demons & Wizards -- Down Where I Am

This song is mostly sung in a soft, ballad-like manner. It's about a subject not normally sung about -- Down's syndrome. Specifically, a parent's reaction upon seeing their newborn has Down's syndrome. This particular section of the song is about the parent both rejecting and blaming the child. It's so much worse how it describes that the child is smiling too.

By themselves, the lyrics aren't overly powerful. However, when you listen to the song, it just makes you feel so so sad. It's a very well-crafted ballad, and I implore everyone here to try it.
Holy shiiiiiiit. Music that's confronting is music done right. Wow.
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Re: Lyrics of the Week - What are yours?
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2017, 10:24:50 pm »
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kaUvGSLMew

One More Light - Linkin Park

All of the songs by Linkin Park mean so much more on an emotional level in light of Thursday's event. It only just hit me today :(

Edit: LP was the one band that I always went back to when I got tired of new music that came out. Unfortunately, I never got to see them live (had the chance 7 years ago but was 'too young' :( )
One of my favourite artists growing up. I hadn't listened to them in years, but it was a big part of my childhood -- definitely hit hard. I'm sure their music helped many teenagers through crappy times. Despite the memes making fun of that era of music, they really captured the angst a lot of teens were feeling -- both now and back then.
Holy shiiiiiiit. Music that's confronting is music done right. Wow.
Most definitely. Aargh, now I wish I could share more, but I must wait another 10,057 minutes. Once you get past the 'surface' metal bands (like, same guitars, crap bass, heavy drums, crappy screaming, no cleans/growls) that everyone knows into some of the subgenres, you can find some fantastic music, some of which deal with some pretty heavy issues or make you feel something heavy. Then when you get metal bands mixing with ballads, you get stuff like this. I'll definitely be back in a week to share some more.
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Re: Lyrics of the Week - What are yours?
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2017, 10:25:56 pm »
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Sweat to surrender
Won't be forever, it won't be remember
Sweat to surrender
Won't be remember, it won't be forever
Sweat to surrender
Nothing will save ya from epic behaviour
Sweat will sustain ya
Huffin' and bouncin' it won't count for nothin'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY2JipuQpko

I don't really like to read into lyrics too much, but this felt appropriate in studying for trials, and how it'll all be over soon. This song has an incredible intensity that resonates with me so well for some reason.

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Re: Lyrics of the Week - What are yours?
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2017, 10:28:45 pm »
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Linkin park - Heavy

I don't like my mind right now
Stacking up problems that are so unnecessary
Wish that I could slow things down
I wanna let go but there's comfort in the panic
And I drive myself crazy
Thinking everything's about me
Yeah I drive myself crazy
'Cause I can't escape the gravity

RIP Chester Bennington

These lyrics represent the struggles that people face, especially those with mental illness.   I love these lyrics because it represents the struggles I have faced in times of hardship and it's definitely a song that's got me through in troublesome times <3.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp00DMy3aVw
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Re: Lyrics of the Week - What are yours?
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2017, 10:31:33 pm »
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Will link and explain more tomorrow, but:

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And I want you to live,
Happy and free.

But I don't know how,
To separate the now,
From what used to be.
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Re: Lyrics of the Week - What are yours?
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2017, 10:37:18 pm »
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Re: Lyrics of the Week - What are yours?
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2017, 10:39:33 pm »
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Re: Lyrics of the Week - What are yours?
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2017, 11:56:01 pm »
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(Mediumkey waiting for someone to quote 'The Horses' for shits 'n gigs...)
*(Highkey anticipates that actually happening)
Low-key hating on myself for disallowing multiple lyrics in a week.
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