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All lies and jest, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.

I've heard that a million times and it never registered until I read it here. So, so true.

As for me:

Laying here in the dark
Your like an angel on my chest
Just another tramp of hearts
Crying tears of faithlessness

- Springsteen - Backstreets (along with my signature line below)

She said that she was working for the ABC News
It was as much of the alphabet as she knew how to use

- Elvis Costello - Brilliant Mistake

I said I'm so happy I could die
She said drop dead then left with another guy

- Elvis Costello - The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes (maybe not profound, but certainly humorous)

I've heard you say many times
That you're better 'n no one
And no one is better 'n you.
If you really believe that,
You know you got
Nothing to win and nothing to lose.

- Bob Dylan - To Ramona

And there are so many more...

Blame it on the lies that killed us, blame it on the truth that ran us down.

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Here's one from The Who Always good in an election year:

"Meet the new Boss, Same as the old Boss"

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" It's easier than waiting around to die" Townes Van Zandt

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"We've all seen the man at the liquor store beggin' for your change
The hair on his face is dirty,dreadlocked and full of mange
He ask the man for what he could spare with shame in his eyes
Get a job you fuckin' slob's all he replied
God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in his shoes
'Cause then you really might know what it's like to sing the blues".

"What It's Like"- Everlast

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(another one from Neil Peart)

"On the edge of sleep, I heard voices behind the door
The known and the nameless, familiar and faceless
My angels and my demons at war

At war...

"Which one will lose depends on what I choose
Or maybe which voice I ignore..."

Rush--Double Agent--Counterparts

Ghost Rider 8)

"Colour made the grass less green..." 3000 miles, Tracy Chapman

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"I can't remember anything
Can't tell if this is true or a dream"


This is happening to me a lot lately. I can't tell if it's a dream, or deja-vu. :?

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More from "everlast - what its like";

ive seen a rich man beg,
ive seen a good man sin,
ive seen a tough man cry,
ive seen a loser win, and a sad man grin.
ive heard an honest man lie.
ive seen the good sad of bad, the down side of up
and everything between.
ive licked the silver spoon, drank from golden cups,
smoked the finest green.
i stroked the fattest dimes at least a couple of times
before I broke their heart
You know where it ends, it usually depends on where you start

And the whole simon&garfunkel verse that someone posted some lines from :

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon God they made.
And the sign flashed out it’s warning,
In the words that it was forming.
And the signs said, the words of the prophets
Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls.
And whisper’d in the sounds of silence.

Nirvana - come as you are :

Come as you are, as you were
As I want you to be
As a friend, as a friend
As an old enemy
Take your time
Hurry up
The choice is yours
Don't be late
Take a rest
As a friend
As an old enemy

Come, doused in mud
Soaked in bleach
As i want you to be

could probably type up 70 or so other lyrics too :roll:

oh and:
Holy diver, youve been down too long in the midnight sea, from
dio - holy diver, i like that too

Never call a shovel "an ingenious hole-digging instrument"

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"Find the cost of freedom buried in the ground."

Find the Cost the Freedom - Stephen Stills

-- John

"Hip woman walking on a moving floor, tripping on the escalator.
There's a man in the line and she's blowin' his mind, thinking that he's already made her."

'Coming into Los Angeles' - Arlo Guthrie

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Dont know about profound but this set always made me think what a word smith this guy really is.

L is for love baby and
O is for only you that I do
V is Virtue so I aint gonna hurt you and
E is for even if you want me to
R is for render unto me baby
M is for that which is mine
A is for any old how darlin and
N is for any old time

Ill be your loverman. ---- Nick Cave


Only dead fish go with the flow.

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I think my signature says it all.


Also the following wise words

Unter, Gleeten; Gloten, Globen - Def Leppard, Rock Of Ages
During which they use the already mentioned
"Its better to burn out, than fade away"

Also the previously mentioned Paul Simon quote is an absolute monster of truth.

Find all you need in your mind, If you take the time

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I can't touch the clouds for you, I'll never reach the sun for you
I've never done the things that you need done for you
I've stretched as high as I can reach, I guess I'm not the one for you
'Cause I can't touch the clouds or reach the sun for you
No I can't reach the clouds or touch the sun

I can't turn back time for you, and make you sweet sixteen again
I can't turn your barren fields to green again
And I won't sit around and talk of how things might have been again
No I can't turn back time and make you young again
I can't turn back time and make you young

I hope you find somebody who can do the things I didn't do
And find the road I didn't find, and build a brighter world for you
I hope you find somebody old enough to reach and take a hold
And guide your ever changing mind, and free your ever risin' soul
But I can't, No I can't

I can't look inside your mind, and see the things you're hopin' for
And I can't help you chase the dream you're gropin' for
You say your arms are open wide, but Lord knows who they're open for
No I can't know your mind or chase your dreams with you
No I can't chase your dreams or know your mind

So say goodbye and don't look back, I've had some happy days with you
Sorry I can't be the one who stays with you
And when they ask about me, you can say I was the one with you
Who never touched the clouds or reached the sun with you
No I can't reach the clouds or touch the sun

I Can't Touch The Sun - Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
(Shel Silverstein)

(Profound from the perspective of an 'older', single woman. I first heard this when I was in my late teens or early 20's.... it didn't mean a thing.... 30's.... still nothing.... late 40's.... I've lived it more than once and sometimes it makes me cry.)

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"Don't wanna ride no shootin' star. Just wanna play on the rhythm guitar." Emmylou Harris, "Rhythm Guitar" from "The Ballad of Sally Rose"

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Know what ya mean...

I think its time for the good ice cream.

And those aren't lyrics, its actually a line from Friends.

Find all you need in your mind, If you take the time

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side walk crouches at her feet
like a dog that begs for something sweet.

do you hope to make her see you fool?
do you hope to pluck this dusky jewel?

'hello i love you'

the doors


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And of course the David Bowie classic:

Wham bam, thank you ma'am!

"It's all about stickin it to the man!"
It's a long way to the top if you want to rock n roll!

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i always found time to be rather haunting...

Ticking away the moments that make up the dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an off hand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find that ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

And you run and run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking
And racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way, but you're older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

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K, big list.......sure yall wont mind :wink: .....pretty much all from same few artists

Edwin Mccain-

"Like stones in a stream
Life smooths all our edges
Till we barely make a ripple anymore
But those times in my life
Live with me forever
But were not the same people that we were before"

"Maybe this life is
Just about love and tenderness
If all we are
Are shooting stars"

"He said, thank you Ma for fixing
My cloudy broken mind
But excuse me if i seem a little rude
While i was missing my childhood
My Brother and my prime
You enjoyed the convieniance of my solitude"

"It aint about the money, it aint about the time
It aint about the love you lost
Or the things you think you left behind
It aint about the loosing streak
That makes you feel like your falling apart
What matters is the heart"

Goo Goo Dolls-

"Well dont it make you sad to know that life
Is more than who we are"

"I am a question to the world
Not an answer to be heard
Or a moment
Thats held in your arms"

Taking Back Sunday-

"Just ask the question
Come untie the knot
Say you wont care
Say you wont care
Retrace the steps
As if we forgot
Say you wont care
Say you wont care
Try to avoid it
But theres not a doubt
And theres one thing i can do nothing about"


"I have run I have crawled
I have scaled these city walls
Only to be with you
But I still haven't found
What I'm looking for"

Brand New-

"What they call, Love is a risk
Cuz you'll always get hit out of nowhere
By some wave and end up on your own"

Rain Shadow

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