I've been a big fan of The Smiths for a long time. Too bad they can't get together for a new album or a tour but they hate each other these days. Lately I've been listening to Unloveable a lot because, well thats how I feel most days. LOL
quote:I know I'm unloveable You don't have tpo tell me I don't have much in my life
But I also absolutely love the song Asleep as well.
quote:Sing me to sleep Sing me to sleep I'm tired and I I want to go to bed
There is something to be said about the combination of happy music created by Johnny Marr and the dreadfully meloncholy lyrics written by Morrisey that appeals to me.
Kaulana nâ pua a`o Hawai`i Kűpa`a mahope o ka `âina Hiki mai ka `elele o ka loko `ino Palapala `ânunu me ka pâkaha
Famous are the children of Hawai`i Ever loyal to the land When the evil-hearted messenger comes With his greedy document of extortion their land
This song is the anthem for the generations of Hawaiians disenfranchised and overthrown by American Sugar Plantation owners that siezed power and pushed for annexation to end the US tariffs on their sugar.
Many native Hawaiians urged the Queen to if not lead a rebellion, to at least publicly support one so that the people could regain control of their land. Lili'uokalani instead trusted in the just and righteous ideals espoused in the US Constitution and Declaration of Independance and urged her people to remain peaceful and appeal to the moral consciousness of America. She made this decision because President Grover Cleveland had backed up her plea to restore her sovereign government.
Unfortunately for Hawaiians, Cleveland did not win re-election, and the lobbyists for the pro-sugar plantation owners won more seats and influence in congress with pro-annexation candidates, who than disregarded Cleveland's Executive order to restore the Monarchy and than pushed for annexation.
There is still a lot of bitterness in Hawaiians today...but it is also an interesting dichotomy as many Hawaiians also consider themselves patriotic Americans. Many Hawaiians today are actively involved in civic Government and serve in the military (many of my family members have served in every major American conflict since WWI - just like most Hawaiian families to this day have a long line of ancestors that similarly served America -- despite a sense of bitter resignation at the past injustice to our people.)
Most Hawaiians recognizes the moral truth in the ideals of the US Constitution and Declaration of Independance, but still recognize that special interest Americans subverted those ideals to overthow a Internationally recognized Government and sieze power for financial intersts.
Kaulana Na Pua was written in 1893 while the Queen was under house arrest for "treason" and the Royal Hawaiian Band protested the overthrow and takeover.
To this day it brings Hawaiians to their feet whenever it is performed at any musical/hula event.
for a personal theme song i would have to pick rage against the machines "killing in the name of"
unless i was feeling sociable that is. then i would probably go with pepper and "give it up"
quote: verse 1: Its been a while since I've seen your face, got to say that I'm happy to see you come around my place. Now I think we've talked about it and I think I know what's coming up next, lets put our minds away and let our hormones do the rest. Does it seem obscene, does it seem like a bad thing. Well if it is I'm sorry miss, but you know I'm just 19. So don't be afraid when my pants start to leak, you know damn well I'm in my sexual peak.
chorus: Why don't you have some dirty hot sex with me. It aint like I'm askin ya to give it up for free. We can start it right now baby get on you knees, don't make me beg again girl I just said please.
verse 2: Now when you look down don't be misled. I found my lifes purpose and its getting up stairs into your bed. Well theres the phone girl go right on ahead. I'm sure youd rather be with your stupid boyfriend instead.
bridge: Why you gotta sleep with my dad?
chorus 2: Baby get on your knees oh yeah....I'm beggin you darlin please. oh yeah oh yeah please...please...please me.....
Mine and my wife's is either "At Last" or an indie rock ballad called "Untitled" by Domestic Problems, a band from Grand Rapids. As I look at this, I note neither song is too much in the lyrics department, but the voices carry them.
We walked into our wedding reception to the song from "Pulp Fiction" I always think of as 'Zed's Theme.'
The song I'm loving most right now is "Dancing in the Moonlight" by Thin Lizzy. The Smashing Pumpkins do a great version, too. Yesterday at work, I listened to Black Sabbath's first album, Sugar's "File Under Easy Listening" Lynrrd Skynrd's Greatest Hits and A Tribe Called Quest's "People's Travels ...etc" and the Replacements "Tim" So I can't really nail myself down to well.
Zyne, for shame, "Halleluajah" only works with Leonard Cohen rasping it out. Speaking of that, I've been listening a Tom Waits song "Trampled Rose" a lot.
I hate to put a damper on things but I am going to ask the members not to post all the lyrics of the songs they like. There was a thread on Hatrack like this and there are copyright rules involved. You can list a few verses or stanzas but not the whole song or even large portions of the song.
Since I am not sure of the exact rules I will check with the Cards. I KNOW they know the rules.
I love "Anna Begins" and "Raining in Baltimore" by Counting Crows. Actually, there's little they do that I -don't- love.
Tool's "Forty-Six and 2", "Aenima", "Schism" and "Grudge" are all favorites, as well as A Perfect Circle's "3 Libras", "Pet" and "Fiddle and the Drum" from their latest album.
Hm... hardcore stuff would include Dimmu Borgir's "Progenies of the Great Apocalypse" and "Lepers Among Us", and probably Opeth's "Master's Apprentice". Good stuff, very heavy.
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New wife and I walked out to "Mrs. Robinson" (6.5 year age difference)...first dance to "Keeper of the Stars" (appropriate since we met hiking at the Grand Canyon...each traveling alone)...final song was "True Companion" by Mark Cohn.
Personally, "Beer for my Horses" (Toby Keith and Willie Nelson) and "Longview" by Green Day are a couple of my personal fav's.
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As old as the song was I thought it might be but until I knew for sure I took the words out. If you want me to put them back in please e-mail them to me and I will edit them back in, since you can not.
Even Revolution 9? And Why don't we do it in the road????
For me, it's probably Beautiful Day by U2. I don't think it's possible to make a more optimistic, upbeat, "wow, life is just neat-o!" song without being sappy in the least (or at least I don't think it is...). Which is the attitude I relate with the most.
See the Bedouin fires at night See the oilfields at first light See the bird with a leaf in her mouth After the flood all the colors came out...
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My neck is doing fine. Had the surgery almost 8 weeks ago and it is healing fine. I have been back to work for three weeks now. I am in a soft neck collar for another 4 weeks, but at least I can drive now.
I still can not use a lawnmower, leaf blower or vacum cleaner. My poor boys.
Or a justification for him to make more little worker drones since his inabillity to use yard tools seems to be a chronic condition.
With my yard I figure I need atleast 2 more drones to rake leaves. By my calculations I can have a child with a rake in the yard exactly 5 years from now.
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"Gotta find me a woman be good to me won't hide my liquor try to serve me tea I'm a stone-jack baller and my heart is true and I'll give every thing that I've got to you"
You spend six months making little rocks out of big rocks....
Me and my wife? Leonard Cohen "Dance me to the end of love"
"Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin Dance me through the panic ’til I’m gathered safely in Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove Dance me to the end of love"
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Today is the anniversery of the "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" the Great Lakes ore freighter made famous by sinking in a storm 30 years ago today and then having Gordon Lightfoot write an absolutely beautiful song about it.
quote: The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down Of the big lake they called 'Gitche Gumee' The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead When the skies of November turn gloomy With a load of iron ore twenty-six thousand tons more Than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty. That good ship and true was a bone to be chewed When the gales of November came early.
I think probably most people in Michigan know the tune by heart and many throughout the Midwest, do to.
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quote:Yes, my guard stood hard when abstract threats Too noble to neglect Deceived me into thinking I had something to protect Good and bad, I define these terms Quite clear, no doubt, somehow. Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.