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Cool Lyrics
« on: July 23, 2003, 07:10:00 PM »
Just a random assortment of any song lyrics that you happen to find funny, profound, interesting, well-formed, or anything else. You need not provide context or even an artist, unless you want to. I'll start with that old classic...

25 or 6 to 4
"Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die." --Mel Brooks

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Re: Cool Lyrics
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2003, 07:36:57 PM »
"If you walk without rhythm, you won't attract the worm".

Nicked from dune, its in.... cant remember the name now. The one with christohper walker(?) in the suit dancing.
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Re: Cool Lyrics
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2003, 07:49:30 PM »
Its that Fatboy Slim song, and it's Walken.

They Might Be Giants- "Four of Two"

-"I lay my head down on the sidewalk so in case she was coming I would have a better view/but no one was there so I streched out and closed my eyes for a second or two/It was four minutes of two.

At once I awoke to a futuristic world with flying cars and gigantic metal bugs/I grown a beard, it was long and white.

But I knew that the girl would be coming very soon for though everything had changed there was still that clock, and it still said four of two!"

Long winded, yes. Good song, very.
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Re: Cool Lyrics
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2003, 11:15:32 PM »
ick, Chicago.

/me counteracts the bad vibe.

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Re: Cool Lyrics
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2003, 11:52:45 PM »
From the smash hit play "People Are Wrong" with John Flansburgh from They Might Be Giants

-"Damn, rewind, where is this thing going?
  Damn, rewind, we all want to know!"
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Re: Cool Lyrics
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2003, 01:21:44 AM »
The Most Venerable Beatles, "A Day in the Life:"

And though the holes were rather small, they had to count them all.
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall.
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Re: Cool Lyrics
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2003, 02:43:58 PM »
"I think of the states across this great nation.
I think of the laws made in Washington D.C.
I think of the ones I consider my favorites.
I think of the people who are working for me.

Some civil servants are just like my loved ones;
they work so hard and they try to be strong.
I'm a lucky guy to live in my building.
They all need buildings to help them along.

It's over there, it's over there!
My buidling has every convenience.
It's gonna make life easy for me.
It's gonna be easy to get things done.
I'm gonna relax, along with my loved ones..."

The Talking Heads, from Don't Worry About the Government.

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Re: Cool Lyrics
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2003, 07:25:24 AM »
All from MC Frontalot tracks, which I've been listening to a lot recently.  In almost every track of his, I find one rhyme that is just really clever or tight.


"The MC humble conduit to nerdcore flow"

"I can travel in this manner over water to wherever.
If the bonds hold tight, let's take a hike to honalulu
and you'll be whistlin' the praises of the float bridge too."

"I shall not Front a little cos I'm Frontalot.
Climbed Mount Sinai, got high at the top.
Blew a cloud straight up, and the voice that I heard
it said "You were born to front." I said "word""

"yo, the monker is MC Frontalot,
got a +1 bag of Nerdcore Hip-Hop"

All of the track "Special Delivery"
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Re: Cool Lyrics
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2003, 05:51:16 PM »
Waiting in the front yard
Sittin' on a log
Single shot rifle and a one-eyed dog
Yon come my kin in the pale moonlight
Louisiana Saturday Night


By Alabama

Poetry in motion, man.

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Re: Cool Lyrics
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2003, 07:34:10 PM »
What do you get when somebody decides to write a musical about the use of gunboat diplomacy in the westernization of Japan? You get a very weird musical. But when the somebody who decides to write happens to be Stephen Sondheim, you get one of the most finely crafted works of art I've ever seen. This is a quick selection in which the British show up and demand trading rights, portrayed in a pastiche of Gilbert and Sullivan. These rhymes and meters work so perfectly it's like singing a crossword puzzle.

"Hello, I come with letters from her majesty Victoria
who, learning how you're trading now, sang "Hallelujah Gloria,"
and sent me to convey to you her positive euphoria
as well as little gifts from Britain's various emporia.

"These letters do contain a few proposals to your Emperor,
which if, of course, you won't endorse, will put her in a temper, or
more happily, should you agree, will serve to make her placider--
at least 'til I am followed by a permanent ambassador.

"Her majesty considers the arrangements to be tentative,
until we ship a proper diplomatic representative.
We don't foresee that you will be the least bit argumentative,
so please ignore the Man of War we brought as a preventative."
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Re: Cool Lyrics
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2003, 08:18:42 PM »
Bwahahaha. I love those lyrics :D Gooooo british diplomancy! :P
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Re: Cool Lyrics
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2003, 05:13:39 PM »
"These angels wings still kick up dust." - Peter Gabriel

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Re: Cool Lyrics
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2003, 06:22:48 PM »
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Re: Cool Lyrics
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2003, 06:44:24 PM »
"At slow speed we all seem focused, in motion we seem wrong. In summer we can taste the rain."
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Re: Cool Lyrics
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2003, 11:51:51 PM »
When everything is gone, there's nothing there to fear.
This world cannot bring me down, because I'm already here.
"Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die." --Mel Brooks

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