What lyrics tell a story the best?

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by OPTIONAL777, Jan 26, 2003.

  1. He bought her a diamond for her throat
    He put her in a ranch house on a hill
    She could see the valley barbecues
    From her window sill
    See the blue pools in the squinting sun
    Hear the hissing of summer lawns

    He put up a barbed wire fence
    To keep out the unknown
    And on every metal thorn
    Just a little blood of his own
    She patrols that fence of his
    To a latin drum
    And the hissing of summer lawns
    Darkness
    Wonder makes it easy
    Darkness
    With a joyful mask
    Darkness
    Tube's gone darkness darkness darkness
    No color no contrast

    A diamond dog
    Carrying a cup and a cane
    Looking through a double glass
    Looking at too much pride and too much shame
    There's a black fly buzzing
    There's a heat wave burning in her master's voice
    The hissing of summer lawns

    He gave her his darkness to regret
    And good reason to quit him
    He gave her a roomful of Chippendale
    That nobody sits in
    Still she stays with a love of some kind
    It's the lady's choice
    The hissing of summer lawns

    Joni Mitchell

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    The last time I saw Richard was Detroit in '68
    And he told me all romantics meet the same fate someday
    Cynical and drunk and boring someone in some dark cafe
    You laugh he said you think you're immune
    Go look at your eyes they're full of moon
    You like roses and kisses and pretty men to tell you
    All those pretty lies pretty lies
    When you gonna realise they're only pretty lies
    Only pretty lies just pretty lies

    He put a quarter in the Wurlitzer and he pushed
    Three buttons and the thing began to whirr
    And a bar maid came by in fishnet stockings and a bow tie
    And she said "Drink up now it's gettin' on time to close"
    "Richard, you haven't really changed" I said
    It's just that now you're romanticizing some pain that's in your head
    You got tombs in your eyes but the songs you punched are dreaming
    Listen, they sing of love so sweet, love so sweet
    When you gonna get yourself back on your feet?
    Oh and love can be so sweet Love so sweet

    Richard got married to a figure skater
    And he bought her a dishwasher and a coffee percoator
    And he drinks at home now most nights with the TV on
    And all the house lights left up bright
    I'm gonna blow this damn candle out
    I don't want nobody comin' over to my table
    I got nothing to talk to anybody about
    All good dreamers pass this way some day
    Hidin' behind bottles in dark cafes dark cafes
    Only a dark cocoon before I get my gorgeous wings and fly away
    Only a phase these dark cafe days

    Joni Mitchell

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    Spent some time feelin' inferior
    standing in front of my mirror
    Combed my hair in a thousand ways
    but I came out looking just the same

    Daddy said, "Son, you better see the world
    I wouldn't blame you if you wanted to leave
    But remember one thing don't lose your head
    to a woman that'll spend your bread"
    So I got out

    Paris was a place you could hide away
    if you felt you didn't fit in
    French police wouldn't give me no peace
    They claimed I was a nasty person
    Down along the Left Bank minding my own
    Was knocked down by a human stampede
    Got arrested for inciting a peacful riot
    when all I wanted was a cup of tea
    I was accused
    I moved on

    Down in Rome I wasn't getting enough
    of the things that keeps a young man alive
    My body stunk but I kept my funk
    at a time when I was right out of luck
    Getting desperate indeed I was
    Looking like a tourist attraction
    Oh my dear I better get out of here
    'for the Vatican don't give no sanction
    I wasn't ready for that, no no

    I moved right out east yeah!
    On the Peking ferry I was feeling merry
    sailing on my way back here
    I fell in love with a slit eyed lady
    by the light of an eastern moon
    Shangai Lil never used the pill
    She claimed that it just ain't natural
    She took me up on deck and bit my neck
    Oh people I was glad I found her
    Oh yeah I was glad I found her

    I firmly believe that I didn't need anyone but me
    I sincerely thought I was so complete
    Look how wrong you can be

    The women I've known I wouldn't let tie my shoe
    They wouldn't give you the time of day
    But the slit eyed lady knocked me off my feet
    God I was glad I found her
    And if they had the words I could tell to you
    to help you on the way down the road
    I couldn't quote you no Dickens, Shelley or Keats
    'cause it's all been said before
    Make the best out of the bad just laugh it off
    You didn't have to come here anyway
    So remember, every picture tells a story don't it

    Rod Stewart/Ron Wood

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    It ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
    It don't matter, anyhow
    An' it ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
    If you don't know by now
    When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
    Look out your window and I'll be gone
    You're the reason I'm trav'lin' on
    Don't think twice, it's all right

    It ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
    That light I never knowed
    An' it ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
    I'm on the dark side of the road
    Still I wish there was somethin' you would do or say
    To try and make me change my mind and stay
    We never did too much talkin' anyway
    So don't think twice, it's all right

    It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
    Like you never did before
    It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
    I can't hear you any more
    I'm a-thinkin' and a-wond'rin' all the way down the road
    I once loved a woman, a child I'm told
    I give her my heart but she wanted my soul
    But don't think twice, it's all right

    I'm walkin' down that long, lonesome road, babe
    Where I'm bound, I can't tell
    But goodbye's too good a word, gal
    So I'll just say fare thee well
    I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind
    You could have done better but I don't mind
    You just kinda wasted my precious time
    But don't think twice, it's all right

    Bob Dylan
     
  2. Artist: Eazy-E
    Album: It's on (Dr. Dre) 187um, Killa
    Song: Gimmee That Nutt

    Intro:
    Cruisin' down tha street in my '64

    Verse One:
    It's like that and it's like this
    I took her to tha pad and we started tah kiss
    Now my dick's on hard ya know what I'm thinkin'
    Took tha panties off and the pussy wasn't stinkin'
    Pulled off my draws and we started to begin
    Now tha pussy's wet so my dick slides in
    Oh, hiddy hiddy hiddy you hoe
    Ridin' from the back so I'm fuckin' kinda slow
    So fee fie foe fuck fum
    She's scratchin' on my back oh here she comes
    Now I gotta get a nutt gotta get a nutt gotta get it quick
    Ya know because I love this shit so

    Chorus:
    Gimmee that, that, that nutt [3x]
    Gimmee that, Gimmee that, Gimmee that nutt

    Verse Two:
    Okay back back to the fuckin' basics
    You got yours and mine ya want tah taste it
    Open wide oh no don't 'cha waste it
    Oh shit all over ya face kid
    Ya know ya know one thing
    You know me I like to slang
    That dick you know what so roll over girl while I stick it in ya
    But I'll turn it wild while I'm ridin' that ass scream and shout
    My name is the same
    Just another pussy that I had tah tame soooooooo

    uh, get it on baby
    uh, get it on baby
    uh, get it on baby (lick my ballz honey)

    -Chorus-[2x]

    Verse Three:
    Now I love pussy (love pussy)
    And pussy loves me (pussy loves me)
    Like a lemon to the lime and the bubble to the bee
    Ya know its real good a nigga can't resist it (it's real good)
    Couldn't be a foot loop (can't be a fag) so don't get me twisted
    'Cuz in some pussy is the place tah be
    Always fuckin' is the life for me
    Spread them legs open far and wide
    Fuck this shit just let me put my dick inside soooooooo

    -Chorus-[2x]

    uh, get it on baby
    uh, get it on baby
    uh, get it on baby (gently put the ballhaaaaa)

    -Chorus-[2x]
     
  3. How lyrical. Leaves a lot to the imagination, doesn't it?
     
  4. 777,

    that first joni mitchell song is quite good. thanks for posting it.

    surfer
     
  5. "Told Y'all"
    (feat. Rick Ross)

    [Trina]
    let me put my left foot in the game now
    put my right foot in the game now
    let me show y'all what I'm workin wit
    time to slide to the dance floor

    [Verse 1]
    hair do nails done thats us
    new car paper tags thats us
    new gear hot shit thats us
    keep niggas like thats us
    where my get money honeys at right here
    where my iced out bitches at right here
    where my gold gettin bitches at right here
    where my silver spoon women at right here
    you the shit girl let that nigga know
    the rent due girl let that nigga know
    enjoyin yourself let that nigga know
    the sex good girl let that nigga know
    hold up y'all its my turn now
    hold up y'all its our turn now
    its our turn now its our turn now

    [Chorus]
    I told y'all ass to get down now
    I told y'all ass to get down now
    I told y'all ass to get down now
    I told y'all ass to get down now

    [Verse 2]
    blow up show up
    you a hatin ass bitch so what
    im the baddest bitch sure nuff
    they know my clique so tough
    you wanna do what hold up
    switch up flows
    drop tops 6 fo's
    keep up with me I'm on the west coast
    I get love from the bloods & crypts they love the hips
    hottest shit in the south they love the hip
    me trick brick duece mobb c-o get loose
    slip & slide here forever stop askin
    I step out & camera's start flashin

    [Chorus]
    I told y'all ass to get down now
    I told y'all ass to get down now
    I told y'all ass to get down now
    I told y'all ass to get down now

    [Rick Ross]
    let me put the cris in the game now
    let me put the crypt in the game now
    let me pop the x in the game
    let me show y'all what I'm workin wit

    [Verse 3: Rick Ross]
    y'all niggas wanna fuck wit ross
    point a mile who really wanna touch the boss
    I ride around all the time no tints on the benz
    cell phone flipped out lookin sick on the rims now
    name a nigga who could fuck wit me
    name a nigga who could flow wit me
    east to west coast I'm the best wit toast
    attack ta blow I'm aimin at your neck & throat
    now naked hoes givin neck for dope
    ba gets and roes and the lex and glow
    im a killa y'all niggas I'm the best you know
    rick ross god damn I'm the next to blow now
    smoke pounds bricks broke down its your times
    spit 4 rounds go get your hoe now

    [Chorus]
    I told y'all ass to get down now
    I told y'all ass to get down now
    I told y'all ass to get down now
    I told y'all ass to get down now

    :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
  6. not sure that the storys are great, but the lyrics are:

    Old man down
    way down
    down, down by the docks of the city,
    Blind and dirty
    asked me for a dime--
    dime for a cup of coffee
    I got no dime but
    I got time to hear his story:

    My name is August West
    and I love my Pearly Baker best
    more than my wine
    ...more than My wine
    more than my maker
    though he's no friend of mine


    Everyone said
    I'd come to no good
    I knew I would
    Pearly believed them


    Half of my life
    I spent doin' time for
    some other fucker's crime
    Other half found me stumbling around
    drunk on burgundy wine


    But I'll get back
    on my feet someday
    The good Lord willing
    if He says I may
    'cause I know the life I'm
    livin's no good
    I'll get a new start
    live the life I should


    I'll get up and fly away
    I'll get up and
    fly away...
    ...fly away


    Pearly's been true
    true to me, true to my dying day he said
    I said to him:
    I'm sure she's been
    I said to him:
    I'm sure she's been true to you


    I got up and wandered
    Wandered downtown
    nowhere to go
    just to hang around
    I got a girl
    named Bonny Lee
    I know that girl's been true to me
    I know she's been
    I'm sure she's been
    true to me

    Words by Robert Hunter; Music by Jerry Garcia





    Also, I've always liked the Lyrics to Legalize It, by Peter Tosh.
     
  7. Looking through some photographs I found inside a drawer
    I was taken by a photograph of you
    There were one or two I know you would have liked a little more
    But they didn't show your spirit quite as true

    You were turning 'round to see who was behind you
    And I took your childhood laughter by surprise
    And at the moment that my camera happened to find you
    There was just a trace of sorrow in your eyes


    Now the things that I remember seem so distant, so small
    Though it hasn't really been that long a time
    What I was seeing wasn't what was happening at all
    Although for awhile, our path did seem to climb


    When you see through love's illusions, there lies the danger
    And your perfect lover just looks like a perfect fool
    So you go running off in search of a perfect stranger
    While the loneliness seems to spring from your life
    Like a fountain from a pool


    Fountain of sorrow, fountain of light
    You've known that hollow sound of your own steps in flight
    You've had to hide sometimes but now you're all right
    And it's good to see your smiling face tonight


    Now for you and me it may not be that hard to reach our dreams
    But that magic feeling never seems to last
    And while the future's there for anyone to change
    Still you know it's seems
    It would be easier sometimes to change the past


    I'm just one or two years and a couple of changes behind you
    In my lessons at love's pain and heartache school
    Where if you feel too free and you need something to remind you
    Theres this loneliness springing up from your life
    Like a fountain from a pool


    Fountain of sorrow, fountain of light
    You've known that hollow sound of your own steps in flight
    You've had to hide sometimes but now you're alright
    And it's good to see your smiling face tonight


    Fountain of sorrow, fountain of light
    You've known that hollow sound of your own steps in flight
    You've had to struggle, you've had to fight
    To keep understanding and compassion in sight
    You could be laughing at me, you've got the right
    But you go on smiling so clear and so bright

    Jackson Browne