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  1. Subscriberhakima
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    20 Jul '19 17:34
    Music and meaningful lyrics can elicit strong emotional response. This one this morning:

    Ae Fond Kiss

    Ae fond kiss, and then we sever;
    Ae fareweel, alas, for ever!
    Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
    Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.

    Who shall say that Fortune grieves him,
    While the star of hope she leaves him?
    Me, nae cheerful twinkle lights me;
    Dark despair around benights me.

    Had we never lov'd sae kindly,
    Had we never lov'd sae blindly,
    Never met-or never parted,
    We had ne'er been broken-hearted.

    Fare-thee-weel, thou first and fairest!
    Fare-thee-weel, thou best and dearest!
    Thine be ilka joy and treasure,
    Peace, Enjoyment, Love and Pleasure!

    Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!
    Ae fareweel alas, for ever!
    Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
    Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.
    I'll wage thee...
    I'll wage thee...
    I'll wage thee...
  2. SubscriberPatzering
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    20 Jul '19 17:501 edit
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    I like big butts and I can not lie
    You other brothers can't deny
    That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist
    And a round thing in your face
    You get sprung, wanna pull up tough
    'Cause you notice that butt was stuffed
    Deep in the jeans she's wearing
    I'm hooked and I can't stop staring
    Oh baby, I wanna get with you
    And take your picture
    My homeboys tried to warn me
    But that butt you got makes me so horny
    Ooh, Rump-o'-smooth-skin
    You say you wanna get in my Benz?
    Well, use me, use me
    'Cause you ain't that average groupie
    I've seen them dancin'
    To hell with romancin'
    She's sweat, wet,
    Got it goin' like a turbo 'Vette
    I'm tired of magazines
    Sayin' flat butts are the thing
    Take the average black man and ask him that
    She gotta pack much back
    So, fellas! (Yeah!) Fellas! (Yeah!)
    Has your girlfriend got the butt? (Hell yeah!)
    Tell 'em to shake it! (Shake it!) Shake it! (Shake it!)
    Shake that healthy butt!
    Baby got back!
  3. Standard memberdrewnogal
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    20 Jul '19 20:15
    This plays in my head when I’m swimming in the sea alone.

    Perfect Darkness ~ Fink

    Perfect memories fall down like ashes*
    From the fire we made love and everything we gotta say
    we save it. See the black heels around the fire.
    Feel the night air in Perfect darkness babe. Perfect darkness is all i can see.
    Deep water stay under.
    See it rolling over your head and just roll with it until it's all good yeah.
    Deep water a little deeper then you thought feel it going over the edge and just go with it
    until it's all good yeah.
    Keep those brown eyes wide open for a for this moment we own for now.
    And everything we gonna do we do it. See the black clouds fall out of fear
    Feel it rise up in perfect darkness. Perfect darkness is all I can see.
    Deep water stay under.
    See it rolling over you head and just roll with it until it's all good yeah.
    Deep water a little deeper then you thought feel it going over the edge and just go with it
    until it's all good yeah.
    Compass points out in all directions.
    From this moment we over now.
    With everything we do we gonna do it.
    And everything we do we're gonna do it.
    And everything we're gonna do we do it.
    And everything we do we're gonna do it.
    And everything we're gonna do we do it.
    Perfect darkness is all I can see.
    Perfect darkness is all I can see.
  4. SubscriberPatzering
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    20 Jul '19 21:18
    @drewnogal

    Sharks eat people.
    I do not go anywhere near Sharks.
  5. SubscriberKewpie
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    21 Jul '19 00:021 edit
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    Glück, das mir verblieb (Marietta's Lied), Marietta's aria from Die Tote Stadt

    Glück, das mir verblieb,
    rück zu mir, mein treues Lieb.
    Abend sinkt im Hag
    bist mir Licht und Tag.
    Bange pochet Herz an Herz
    Hoffnung schwingt sich himmelwärts.

    Wie wahr, ein traurig Lied.
    Das Lied vom treuen Lieb,
    das sterben muss.

    Ich kenne das Lied.
    Ich hört es oft in jungen,
    in schöneren Tagen.
    Es hat noch eine Strophe--
    weiß ich sie noch?

    Naht auch Sorge trüb,
    rück zu mir, mein treues Lieb.
    Neig dein blaß Gesicht
    Sterben trennt uns nicht.
    Mußt du einmal von mir gehn,
    glaub, es gibt ein Auferstehn.


    Joy, that near to me remains,
    Come to me, my true love.
    Night sinks into the grove
    You are my light and day.
    Anxiously beats heart on heart
    Hope itself soars heavenward.

    How true, a sad song.
    The song of true love,
    that must die.

    I know the song.
    I heard it often in younger,
    in better days.
    It has yet another verse--
    Do I know it still?

    Though sorrow becomes dark,
    Come to me, my true love.
    Lean (to me) your pale face
    Death will not separate us.
    If you must leave me one day,
    Believe, there is an afterlife.


    To anyone who has unexpectedly lost a life-partner.
  6. SubscriberFMF
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    21 Jul '19 00:59
    This song, almost inexplicably, brings a tear to my eye every time I listen to it. It's almost as if I was hypnotised at some point and this song was set as a trigger. Maybe it's got something to do with having lived in different places around the world and therefore having shed a series of environments and their occupants as I moved on each time.

    YouTube : Song About Travelling

    A man said
    Why, why does travelling
    in cars and in trains make him feel sad,
    a beautiful sadness.
    I've felt this before.
    It's the people in the cities you'll never know,
    it is everything you pass by,
    wondering, will you ever return?
    The colours of rowboats, the greens and the blues.
    Orange grove side streets you only see halfway.
    And beaches in winter
    and when kites are flown.
    It's the people in the cities you'll never know,
    it is everything you pass by,
    wondering, will you ever return?
  7. SubscriberFMF
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    21 Jul '19 01:05
    Another one similar in a way ~ this time about leaving one's country and not returning.

    YouTube

    Fare you well, my honey
    Fare you well, my only true one
    All the birds that were singing
    Have flown except you alone

    Goin' to leave this brokedown palace
    On my hands and knees, I will roll, roll, roll
    Make myself a bed by the waterside
    In my time - in my time - I will roll, roll roll

    In a bed, in a bed
    By the waterside I will lay my head
    Listen to the river sing sweet songs
    To rock my soul

    River gonna take me
    Sing me sweet and sleepy
    Sing me sweet and sleepy
    All the way back home
    Its a far-gone lullaby
    Sung many years ago
    Mama, Mama many worlds I've come
    Since I first left home

    In a bed, in a bed, by the waterside I will lay my head
    Going home, going home, by the riverside I will rest my bones
    Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul

    Going to plant a weeping willow
    On the banks green edge it will grow
    Grow, grow
    Sing a lullaby beside the water
    Lovers come and go - the river roll, roll, roll

    In a bed, in a bed, by the waterside I will lay my head
    Fare you well, fare you well, I love you more than words can tell
    Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul
  8. SubscriberPatzering
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    21 Jul '19 01:06
    Kansas
    Dust in the wind

    The lyrics are in the video

    YouTube
  9. Subscribersonhouse
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    21 Jul '19 01:121 edit
    @patzering said
    Kansas
    Dust in the wind

    The lyrics are in the video

    [youtube]/12DeNdF0KPA[/youtube]
    Buffy Sainte Marie:

    Now that the buffalo's gone

    YouTube

    And Dougie Maclean, Caledonia, now a national song of Scotland.

    YouTube
  10. SubscriberPatzering
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    21 Jul '19 01:20
    Terrorist! 😡
  11. Standard memberMudfinger
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    21 Jul '19 03:22
    @hakima
    On a Downtown Train
    Tom Waits

    This particular excerpt floors me. I wish I were such a poet:

    "Outside another yellow moon
    Has punched a hole in the nighttime, yes
    I climb through the window and down the street
    I'm shining like a new dime
    The downtown trains are full
    With all those Brooklyn girls
    They try so hard to break out of their little worlds
    Well, you wave your hand and they scatter like crows
    They have nothing that will ever capture your heart
    They're just thorns without the rose
    Be careful of them in the dark"
  12. Subscriberhakima
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    21 Jul '19 08:45
    @sonhouse

    OMG! Yes! Caledonia
  13. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    21 Jul '19 08:59
    Get's me every time I hear it:

    "Yesterday"

    Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away.
    Now it looks as though they're here to stay.
    Oh, I believe in yesterday.

    Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be.
    There's a shadow hanging over me.
    Oh, yesterday came suddenly.

    Why she had to go?
    I don't know, she wouldn't say.
    I said something wrong.
    Now I long for yesterday.

    Yesterday love was such an easy game to play.
    Now I need a place to hide away.
    Oh, I believe in yesterday.

    Why she had to go?
    I don't know, she wouldn't say.
    I said something wrong.
    Now I long for yesterday.

    Yesterday love was such an easy game to play.
    Now I need a place to hide away.
    Oh, I believe in yesterday.

    Mm mm mm mm mm mm mm.


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    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    Get's me every time I hear it:

    "Yesterday"

    Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away.
    Now it looks as though they're here to stay.
    Oh, I believe in yesterday.

    Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be.
    There's a shadow hanging over me.
    Oh, yesterday came suddenly.

    Why she had to go?
    I don't know, she wouldn't say.
    I said something wrong.
    Now I ...[text shortened]... h, I believe in yesterday.

    Mm mm mm mm mm mm mm.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sut2dWBgUjY
    To think that Paul's inspiration for that song of genius started on a restaurant napkin: "Scrambled eggs, oh my baby how I love your legs". It's incredible!

    Clearly, his muse has a sense of humor.
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    21 Jul '19 09:26
    I've always found the lyrics to this Tears for Fears classic rather profound:

    YouTube - Mad World, 1982 (Tears for Fears)


    All around me are familiar faces
    Worn out places, worn out faces
    Bright and early for their daily races
    Going nowhere, going nowhere
    Their tears are filling up their glasses
    No expression, no expression
    Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow
    No tomorrow, no tomorrow
    And I find it kind of funny
    I find it kind of sad
    The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had
    I find it hard to tell you 'cause I find it hard to take
    When people run in circles it's a very, very
    Mad world
    Mad world
    Mad world
    Mad world
    Children waiting for the day they feel good
    Happy birthday, happy birthday
    Made to feel the way that every child should
    Sit and listen, sit and listen
    Went to school and I was very nervous
    No one knew me, no one knew me
    Hello teacher…
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