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    So is that what you call a getaway?
    Well tell me what you got away with
    Cause I've seen more spine on jellyfish
    I've seen more guts in eleven-year-old kids
    Have another drink and drive yourself home
    I hope there's ice on all the roads
    And you can think of me when you forget your seatbelt
    and again when your head goes through the windshield

    Is that what you call tact?
    You're as subtle as a brick in the small of my back
    So let's end this call and end this conversation
    And is that what you call a getaway?
    Tell me what you got away with
    Cause you left the frays from the ties you severed
    when you say "best friends" means friends forever

    "why pamper life's complexities when the leather runs smooth on the passenger seat?" Smiths This Charming Man - it's clever and concise and i love the way it fits in the song

    I've these dreams I'm walking home
    Home when it used to be
    And everything is as it was
    Frozen in front of me

    Here I stand 6 feet small
    romanticizing years ago
    it's a bitter sweet feeling hearing
    "Wrapped Around Your Finger" on the radio

    And these days I wish I was 6 again
    Oh make me a red cape
    I wanna be Superman

    Oh, if only my life was more like 1983
    all these things would be more like they
    were at the start of me
    had it made in 83

    Thinking bout my brother Ben
    I miss him every day
    He looks just like his brother John
    But on an 18 month delay

    Here I stand 6 feet small
    and smiling cause I'm scared as hell
    kind of like my life is like a sequel to a movie
    where the actor's names have changed
    oh well

    Well these days
    I wish I was 6 again
    Oh make me a red cape
    I wanna be Superman

    Oh, if only my life was more like 1983
    All these things would be
    more like they were at the start of me

    If my life was more like 1983
    I'd plot a course to the
    source of the purest little part of me

    And most my memories
    have escaped me
    or confused themselves with dreams
    if heaven's all we want it to be
    send your prayers to me care of 1983

    You can paint that house a rainbow of colors
    rip out the floorboards
    replace the shutters but that's my plastic in the dirt
    whatever happened to my whatever happened to my
    whatever happened to my lunchbox
    when came the day that it got
    thrown away and don't you think I should
    have had some say in that decision

    john mayer - 83

    50 cent - i love you like a fat kid loves cake
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    (Original post by sezmeister)
    "why pamper life's complexities when the leather runs smooth on the passenger seat?" Smiths This Charming Man - it's clever and concise and i love the way it fits in the song

    you remind me of the babe
    -what babe?
    the babe with the power
    -what power?
    the power of the voodoo
    -who do?
    you do
    -do what?
    remind me of the babe

    dance magic dance, by legendary david bowie

    (Original post by sezmeister)
    "why pamper life's complexities when the leather runs smooth on the passenger seat?" Smiths This Charming Man - it's clever and concise and i love the way it fits in the song
    Yeah, I really like that, it made me think.

    The Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
    And I'd give up forever to touch you, 'Cause I know that you feel me somehow, You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be And I don't want to go home right now

    Tara McLean - Thats me
    So if you ask me, I'll keep saying that i am fine So just don't ask, And if you see me i'll keep Flashing that winning smile, Cause that's my mask

    Joni Mitchel - River
    Oh I wish I had a river so long, I would teach my feet to fly, Oh I wish I had a river, I made my baby say goodbye

    Hole - Celebrity Skin
    When I wake up in my makeup, Have you ever felt so used up as this?
    It's all so sugarless, Hooker/waitress/model/actress Oh, just go nameless, Honeysuckle, she's full of poison She obliterated everything she kissed, Now she's fading Somewhere in Hollywood, I'm glad I came here With your pound of flesh

    John Mayer - Daughters
    so fathers be good to your daughters, daughters will love like you do
    girls become lovers who turn into mothers, so mothers be good to your daughters too

    Delirium feat. Sarah McLaclan - Silence
    heaven holds a sense of wonder And I wanted to believe that I'd get caught up When the rage in me subsides, In this white wave I am sinking in this silence

    Janis Ian - At Seventeen
    I learned the truth at seventeen That love was meant for beauty queens
    and high school girls with clear skinned smiles who married young and then retired The valentines I never knew, the friday nights, charades of youth were spent on one more beautiful At seventeen I learned the truth

    Placebo - Every me, Every You
    Like the naked leads the blind. I know I'm selfish, I'm unkind.
    Sucker love I always find, Someone to bruise and leave behind.

    Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
    I watched you suffer a dull aching pain Now you've decided to show me the same No sweeping exits or offstage lights Can make me feel bitter or treat you unkind

    Harvey Danger - Flagpole Sitta
    Been around the world and found that only stupid people are breeding
    The cretins cloning and feeding, and I don't even own a tv

    Bic Runga - Sway
    And here I go losing my control I'm practising your name so I can say it to your face It doesn't seem right To look you in the eye Let all the things you mean to me come tumbling out my mouth Indeed it's time to tell you why I say it's infinitely true

    Four Star Mary - Pain
    Running, running from those days There's another one inside me Guess I've gone insane But you always run away When I come around I don't mind The day I'll track you down Run you down

    Anna Nalick - Breathe 2AM
    Cause you can't jump the track, We're like cars on a cable and life's like an hourglass glued to the table. No one can find the rewind button, now, so cradle your head in your hands And breathe, just breathe

    Missy higgins - 10 Days
    But time has changed nothing at all - you're still the only one that feels like home I've tried cutting the ropes and I let you go but you're still the only one that feels like home.

    Vanessa Carlton - Sway
    Make me high on lullabies a melody for me to Sway, say you would, say you could, but you don't do anything

    That's all I got

    Some snippets from various Paul Westerberg songs (yes I am out to convert people. )

    Yours is tense
    Mine is dull
    You take offense
    I take a full minute just to notice
    -Let's Not Belong

    Approaching mirrors
    Waiting tables
    Fix your lipstick
    Don't disappoint those
    Who have nothing to do this evening
    No day is safe from thoughts of you leaving
    -No Place for You

    Neither tawdry or resplendent
    In clothes that hide your figure
    She was daddy's little sparrow
    He was a dirty picture window
    Mister Inappropriate
    Who washes his hands after

    Black night is falling this is the blues you see
    Hide and seeking father son and holy me
    You speak in parables
    You're looking terrible tonight
    Hide and seeking
    I wonder if you need a light
    -Hide N Seekin'

    Bring your own lampshade
    Somewhere there's a party
    Here it's never-ending
    can't remember when it started
    -Swingin' Party

    How about a bit of Ordinary Boys?

    And I'll be reading in the kitchen,
    Sipping lazy cups of tea,
    I won't be brooding in my bedroom,
    With the shutters down on me,

    And this song is not cathartic,
    Because I've done nothing wrong,
    It's just a song,
    - Just A Song

    Enjoy your pretty things,
    The things you'll never use,
    You're overdrawn and underpaid and overweight.
    - Seaside

    Radio play just depresses me today
    Why is it so throw away
    The lists that you write
    Just to classify this tripe
    When clearly it all sounds the same
    - List Goes On

    And the greatest song of all time, Up The Junction by Squeeze:

    I never thought it would happen
    With me and the girl from clapham
    Out on a windy common
    That night I ain’t forgotten
    When she dealt out the rations
    With some or other passions
    I said you are a lady
    Perhaps she said I may be
    We moved into a basement
    With thoughts of our engagement
    We stayed in by the telly
    Although the room was smelly
    We spent our time just kissing
    The railway arms we’re missing
    But love had got us hooked up
    And all our time it took up

    I got a job with stanley
    He said I’d come in handy
    And started me on monday
    So I had a bath on sunday
    I worked eleven hours
    And bought the girl some flowers
    She said she’d seen a doctor
    And nothing now could stop her

    I worked all through the winter
    The weather brass and bitter
    I put away a tenner
    Each week to make her better
    And when the time was ready
    We had to sell the telly
    Late evenings by the fire
    With little kicks inside her

    This morning at 4:50
    I took her rather nifty
    Down to an incubator
    Where thirty minutes later
    She gave birth to a daughter
    Within a year a walker
    She looked just like her mother
    If there could be another

    And now she’s two years older
    Her mother’s with a soldier
    She left me when my drinking
    Became a proper stinging
    The devil came and took me
    From bar to street to bookie
    No more nights by the telly
    No more nights nappies smelling

    Alone here in the kitchen
    I feel there’s something missing
    I’d beg for some forgiveness
    But begging’s not my business
    And she won’t write a letter
    Although I always tell her
    And so it’s my assumption
    I’m really up the junction

    Thought of a few more I like...

    "I've given up on social niceties
    I threw 'em out when I threw out your keys
    Along with all your records I can't stand
    You never even listen to any one of them"

    -Goodnight, Hot Hot Heat

    "Please bleed
    So I know that you are real
    So I know that you can feel
    The damage that you’ve done
    Who have I become
    To myself I am numb, I am numb, I am numb"

    -Please Bleed, Ben Harper

    "And we cheat and we lie
    Nobody says it’s wrong
    So we don’t ask why"

    -Sad Song, Oasis

    Sorry to bum Death Cab and The Postal Service, but they really do produce the best lyrics:

    DCFC - Title and Registration:
    "The glove compartment is inaccurately named and everybody knows it, so I'm proposing a swift orderly change, because behind it's door, there's nothing to keep my fingers warm and all I find are souvenirs from better times..."

    I love the above lyrics, they fit to the music perfectly and are witty, truthful and poetic.

    DCFC - Photobooth
    "And as the summer's ending, the cold air will brush your hard heart away. You were so condescending, and this is all that's left: scraping paper to document, I've packed a change of clothes and it's time to move on..."

    DCFC - Why You'd Want To Live Here:

    I'm in Los Angeles today, it smells like an airport runway. Jet fuel stenches in the cabin and lights flickering at random.

    I'm in Los Angeles today; garbage cans comprise the medians of freeways, always creaping, even when the population's sleeping. And I can't see why you'd want to live here.

    I'm in Los Angeles today... asked a gas station employee if he ever had trouble breathing, and he said; "it varies from season to season, kid."

    It's where our best are on display... motion picture actors' houses maps are never ever current, so save your film and $15.

    And I can't see why you'd want to live here. Billboards reach past the tallest buildings; "We are not perfect but we sure try", as UV rays "degradate" our youth with time.

    The vessel keeps pumping us through this entropic place in the belly of the beast that is California, I drank from a faucet and I kept my receipts for when the weigh me on my way out (here nothing is free).

    The greyhounds keep coming, dumping locusts into the street until the gutters overflow and Los Angeles thinks, "I might explode someday soon."

    It's a lovely summer's day and I can almost see a skyline through a thickening shroud of egos (is this the city of angeles or demons?).
    Here the names are what remain; stars encapsulate the gold lame and they need constant cleaning for when the tourists begin salivating.

    You can't swim in a town this shallow - you will most assuredly drown tomorrow.

    DCFC - We Looked Like Giants
    God bless the daylight, the sugary smell of springtime,
    Remembering when you were mine
    In a still suburban town

    When every thursday I'd brave those mountain passes
    And you'd skip your early classes
    And we'd learn how our bodies worked.

    God damn the black night with all it's foul temptation
    I become what I always hated
    When I was with you then

    We looked like giants in the back of my grey subcompact
    Fumbling to make contact
    As the others slept inside

    And together there
    In a shroud of frost, the mountain air
    Began to pass from every pane of weathered glass
    And I held you closer than anyone would ever get

    Do you remember the JAMC?
    And reading aloud from magazines
    I don't know about you but I swear on my name they could smell it on me
    I've never been too good with secrets.

    And together there
    In a shroud of frost and mountain air
    Began to pass through every pane of weathered glass
    And I held you closer...

    I love the lyrics of "We Looked Like Giants".

    In fact, I'm going to stop with the Death Cab lyrics, because I think it's clear how great they are.

    Sarah McLachlan - Fallen
    "Though I've tried, I've fallen. I have sunk so low, I have messed up - better I should know. So don't come round here, and tell me "I told you so"...We all begin with good intent - when love was raw and young, we believed that we could change ourselves; the past can be undone. But we carry on our back the burdens time always reveals, in the lonely light of morning - the wound that would not heal. It's the bitter taste of losing everything that I have held so dear..."

    The Postal Service - Sleeping In
    "Last week I had the strangest dream,
    Where everything was exactly how it seemed
    Where there was never any mystery
    of who shot John F. Kennedy.
    It was just a man with something to prove,
    Slightly bored and severely confused.
    He steadied his rifle with his target in the centre
    and became famous on that day in November.

    Again last night I had that strange dream
    Where everything was exactly how it seemed
    Concerns about the world getting warmer
    People thought that they were just being rewarded
    for treating others as they'd like to be treated
    for obeying stop signs and curing diseases
    for mailing letters with the address of the sender.
    Now we can swim any day in November".

    I love all of The Postal Service's lyrics, ahem, so excuse me if I post more later on!

    "I need a map of your head translated into english so I can learn to not make you frown..." Incubus - Clean. So VERY true.

    "I'll do grafitti if you'll sing to me in French..." Maximo Park - Grafitti. I don't know why, but every time I hear this it makes me smile.

    "I'll be the corpse in your bathtub, useless. I'll be as deaf as a post, if you hold me like a newborn..." Elbow - Newborn. To me, very heartfelt. Lovely.

    Morrissey - Teenage dad on his estate, the lyrics are so good but they don't seem to be published on the net anywhere.

    Another Smiths lyric

    "England is mine and owes me a living ask me why and I will spit in your eye" - Smiths Still Ill

    Joy Division's Decades has some great lyrics in it as well.
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    (Original post by AT82)
    Morrissey - Teenage dad on his estate, the lyrics are so good but they don't seem to be published on the net anywhere.

    Another Smiths lyric

    "England is mine and owes me a living ask me why and I will spit in your eye" - Smiths Still Ill

    Joy Division's Decades has some great lyrics in it as well.
    I like your taste

    Faith No More - Midlife Crisis
    "You're perfect, yes, it's true. But without me you're only you"

    Just thought of another...

    "Don't let your future be destroyed by my past"

    Blink 182 - Don't leave me

    Generally a very flippant group but this lyric always strikes me as quite deep!

    Good call with 'we looked like giants', so good.

    Counting Crows anyone?

    Step out the front door like a ghost into the fog
    Where no one notices the contrast of white on white
    And in between the moon and you the angels get a better view
    Of the crumbling difference between wrong and right -Round here

    Songs when the truh, are all dedicated to you
    -American English,Idlewild

    this is because i can spell confusion with a 'K'
    and i can like it
    its to dying in anothers arms
    and why i had to try it
    its to jimmy eat world
    and those nights in my car
    when the first star you see
    may not be a star
    im not your star
    isnt that what you said
    what you thought this song meant
    -Konstantine, Something Corporate

    I had to find you, tell you i need you, tell you i set you apart -The Scientist, Coldplay

    Speaking words of wisdom, let it be -Let it be, The Beatles

    The night shade
    A dark colonnade

    The cypress, then the shore...
    I sought comfort in the foam.
    The wind heals the pain.
    A pale November rises.
    You know how in days gone by
    Even night sought shelter
    Under the plain masks of daylight.

    Bitterness the wait:
    We are the fruit of rainy hours.

    As Ulysses looking seaward,
    We mocked our innermost abodes.
    We sailed on older seas
    And reached the bounds of deepest water.

    A wreckage in the rain,
    A wreckage in the rain
    But the wind heals the pain.

    Great song lyrics can be found in White Town's 'Your Woman' and Black Eyed Pea's 'Anxiety'.
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