Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Weird Word-of-the-Day Wednesday

Lyrical (adjective): characterized by or expressing spontaneous, direct feeling.

     Even though most songs contain lyrics, not all songs are lyrical. One of my favourite sayings goes, "music is what feelings sound like." I really do love any genre of music but my number one criteria is this: does the song feel sincere? I guess I long for lyrical lyrics. What are your top five favourite lyrics?
  1. "And the landslide brought me down." Stevie Nicks
  2. "I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world." Walt Whitman
  3. "Lunatic fringe, I know you're out there." Red Rider
  4. "Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm sixty-four?" The Beatles
  5. "Manah manah (doo doo dah doo doo) manah manah (doo doo dah doo) manah manah...." The Muppets


RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

I like that quote too. My #1 is I Hope You Dance, Leanne Womack. It's so sweet; its lyrics are like a blessing.

Thanks for dropping by and commenting on the mask saga of the 70s.
I love the post below on crunches, too.

Anonymous said...

Hey Old Friend!!! Great blog! You'll prob know who this is by the's a few pieces of great lyrics that come to MY mind:
1) she thinks that happiness is a mat that sits on her doorway (matchbox 20)
2) its not always rainbows and butterflies, its compromise that moves us along (maroon 5)
3) i wanna rock your gypsy soul (james taylor)
4) thunder only happens when its raining (yes, stevie nicks)
5) freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose (janis joplin)

Nicole said...

-"They say you'll never love another 'til you love yourself, well, brother, I'm in love with everyone I see." Barenaked Ladies
-"Get rhythm, when you get the blues." Johnny Cash
-"Don't stand so close to me." Sting
-All John Donne. All. Of. It. Especially "The Flea."

Why can't I think of a good fifth? Damn scrambled brains.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

"Every heart, every heart
to love will come,
but like a refugee."

Leonard Cohen (Anthem)

Alittlesprite said...

* "Don't waist your whole life trying to get back what was taken away" The Offspring

* "Love will not betray, dismay or enslave you, it will set you free" Mumford and Sons

* "A watering hole where the girls are round and curves in all the right places. Big girl you are beautiful!" Mika

* Not lyrics but the whole song "Walk like a man" Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. My all-time feel-good, pick-me-up song. Turn it up and sing it loud!

* "F**k you I won't do what you tell me!" Rage against the Machine. (threw this last one in for hubby, and I kinda agree with him)

Vinny C said...

"My heroes had the heart to lose their life out on a limb. And all I remember, is thinking I wanna be just like them." Gnarles Barkley

"It's like a dream - you try to remember but it's gone, then ya try to scream but it only comes out as a yawn, when ya try to see the world beyond your front door." Barenaked Ladies

Missy said...

I have got to go with The Beatles!!!

Chelle said...

Tom Waits A N Y T H I N G. In case you didn't already know, the man is such a lyrical genius.

dbs said...

@RawknRobyn That song does melt the heart.
@Anonymous Hello to you too, but I still don't know who you are. Good music though.
@Nicole That's very nearly my absolute favourite Police song.
@DSWS Leonard Cohen is Canadamazing.
@Alittlesprite Very eclectic choices. I will research a few of them on Itunes. Thanks.
(Word to your husband too!)
@Vinny C Gnarls Barkley is great and as a Canadian, BNL make me proud.
@Missy They never fail us, do they?
@Chelle A complete original for sure, musically and lyrically.

Elly Lou said...

Too young to hold on, but too old to just break free and run. - Jeff Buckley

She's the puzzle piece behind the couch that makes the sky complete. - Lemonheads

Every time she sneezes I believe it's love. - Counting Crows

I guess he's and X-box and I'm more Atari. - Cee Lo Green

Subtle innuendos follow, must be something inside. Adam Ant

Nicole said...

Well, now I want to know how nearly. What is your favorite Police song? That's certainly mine. But I actually like some of the Sting solo stuff. I have "brand New Day" some-damn-place.

dbs said...

@Elly Lou I have not heard some of these songs but I can't wait (especially the Lemonheads).
@Nicole 1. King of Pain. 2. Don't Stand so Close to Me 3. Every Little Thing she does is Magic. I like Sting's solo work too: 1. Fragile.

paulsifer42 said...

"The truth, is you could slit my throat, and with my one last gasping breathe I'd apologize for bleeding on your shirt."
Taking Back Sunday

"There are kids playing guns in the street, and one's pointing his treebranch at me, so I put my hands up, I said, "enough is enough. If you walk away I'll walk away." and he shot me dead.
Bright Eyes

"Karma Police, I've given all I can. It's not enough? I've given all I can, but we're still on the payroll."

dbs said...

@pausifer42 Intense. I had to buy that Bright Eyes song right away. Thanks.

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