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Offline Lumière

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Songs, Lyrics and More Music
« on: May 11, 2007, 01:45:39 pm »
Hello everyone!

I don't know if we have a thread dedicated to the songs, lyrics, music that moves us or once did.
If we don't,  I am starting one. 
Why today? 


I have been listening to this one song from Rufus Wainwright's new album:  "Release the stars"
and there is a song on it called "Going to a town".
I love it so much, I love the music video too.

Here is the link to it on Youtube.   :)




"Going To A Town"

I'm going to a town that has already been burnt down
I'm going to a place that has already been disgraced
I'm gonna see some folks who have already been let down
I'm so tired of America

I'm gonna make it up for all of The Sunday Times
I'm gonna make it up for all of the nursery rhymes
They never really seem to want to tell the truth
I'm so tired of you, America

Making my own way home, ain't gonna be alone
I've got a life to lead, America
I've got a life to lead

Tell me, do you really think you go to hell for having loved?
Tell me, enough of thinking everything that you've done is good
I really need to know, after soaking the body of Jesus Christ in blood
I'm so tired of America

I really need to know
I may just never see you again, or might as well
You took advantage of a world that loved you well
I'm going to a town that has already been burnt down
I'm so tired of you, America

Making my own way home, ain't gonna be alone
I've got a life to lead, America
I've got a life to lead
I got a soul to feed
I got a dream to heed
And that's all I need

Making my own way home, ain't gonna be alone
I'm going to a town
That has already been burnt down



What are some of the songs/lyrics that move you?  :)
~M
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Re: Songs, Lyrics and More Music
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2007, 06:35:24 pm »
I love everything Sara McLachlan sings .. and I never tire of her voice and her songs.
But this song is my favorite.
I posted it on my blog a while back, but I can never mention it enough.. :)






Youtube link: 


Angel

Spend all your time waiting
for that second chance
for a break that would make it okay
there's always one reason
to feel not good enough
and it's hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction
oh beautiful release
memory seeps from my veins
let me be empty
and weightless and maybe
I'll find some peace tonight

In the arms of an angel
fly away from here
from this dark cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you fear
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you're in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort there

So tired of the straight line
and everywhere you turn
there's vultures and thieves at your back
and the storm keeps on twisting
you keep on building the lie
that you make up for all that you lack
it don't make no difference
escaping one last time
it's easier to believe in this sweet madness oh
this glorious sadness that brings me to my knees

In the arms of an angel
fly away from here
from this dark cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you fear
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you're in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort there
you're in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here


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Re: Songs, Lyrics and More Music
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2007, 12:28:31 pm »
I can't be the only one here who loves music..lol.. Come on folks!  8)


Back to Rufus Wainwright for a moment..

I love the entire BBM soundtrack but one song I must've listened to 100 times(or more) is "Maker Makes"..
Takes me back to the days when a few others like me would sit back in the theatre after the movie was over and brood over these amazing words..
It breaks my heart, but oh so beautifully..



Youtube: 



Maker makes..

One more chain I break
To get me closer to you
One more chain does the maker make
To keep me from bustin' through

One more notch I scratch
To keep me thinkin' of you
One more notch does the maker make
Upon my face so blue

Get along, little doggies
Get along, little doggies

One more smile I fake
And try my best to be glad
One more smile does the maker make
Because he knows I'm sad

Oh Lord, how I know
Oh Lord, how I see
That only can the maker make
A happy man of me

Get along little doggies
Get along little doggies
Get along


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Re: Songs, Lyrics and More Music
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2007, 09:21:26 pm »
I agree completely. I listen to the soundtrack every night upon going to bed....and just about when this song comes up, I'm near asleep, asleep, or awakened and in a fog to hear the words and melody so perfect for that nightly moment.

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Re: Songs, Lyrics and More Music
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2007, 06:59:35 pm »
Another ... :)
A very feel-good beautiful song from Christina Aguilera.
I love the music video as well..


Beautiful..

Youtube:


(Lyrics in part...)
Every day is so wonderful
And suddenly, it's hard to breathe
Now and then, I get insecure
From all the fame, I'm so ashamed

I am beautiful no matter what they say
Words can't bring me down
I am beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can't bring me down
So don't you bring me down today

To all your friends, you're delirious
So consumed in all your doom
Trying hard to fill the emptiness
The piece is gone and the puzzle undone
That's the way it is

You are beautiful no matter what they say
Words won't bring you down
You are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words won't bring you down
Don't you bring me down today...


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Re: Songs, Lyrics and More Music
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2007, 11:06:41 pm »
I have had a unique opportunity to listen to a collection of 30 different tracks of Gustavo's music from the movie. Even though I've been a little stressed out the past few days getting ready for the BBQ, this music has kept me sane. It may be a little new-agey, but a diet of all Gustaavo, all the time, is something I would recommend as an antidote to the trials and tribulations of day to day life. It is so addictive, that sometimes I find myself unable to switch the channel or turn a song off, and I have even found myselft driving around the block a time or two so I could listen some more! I am indebted to my dear FRiend who made this CD.

Too much to do. . .I don't have time to get old!

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Re: Songs, Lyrics and More Music
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2007, 10:54:14 pm »
I can't be the only one here who loves music..lol.. Come on folks!  8)


Back to Rufus Wainwright for a moment..

I love the entire BBM soundtrack but one song I must've listened to 100 times(or more) is "Maker Makes"..
Takes me back to the days when a few others like me would sit back in the theatre after the movie was over and brood over these amazing words..
It breaks my heart, but oh so beautifully..



Youtube: 



Maker makes..

One more chain I break
To get me closer to you
One more chain does the maker make
To keep me from bustin' through

One more notch I scratch
To keep me thinkin' of you
One more notch does the maker make
Upon my face so blue

Get along, little doggies
Get along, little doggies

One more smile I fake
And try my best to be glad
One more smile does the maker make
Because he knows I'm sad

Oh Lord, how I know
Oh Lord, how I see
That only can the maker make
A happy man of me

Get along little doggies
Get along little doggies
Get along
I love the song but now that I really know the words, what a difference!
It speaks a sad truth.
"The biggest obstacle to most of us achieving our dreams isn't reality, it's our own fear"

"Saint Paul had his Epiphany on the road to Damascus, Mine was on Brokeback Mountain"

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Re: Songs, Lyrics and More Music
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2007, 08:04:32 pm »
and here comes Chuck to totally take the thread into a different mood.

lmao     :laugh:



While I do love serious music, I've always liked to party and dance, and the music that did that for me back in the day was freestyle!


If ya don't remember freestyle (or never heard of it) it was a style of dance music that was latin based.....very electronic, and the beat was not driven by a bass drum, but by percussion type drums.

One of the better known freestyle acts (they crossed over to the pop charts as well) was Sweet Sensation.  Here are two of their performances, to give an example of freestyle.

Here is "Never Let You Go"




and here is "Sincerely Yours"



Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Songs, Lyrics and More Music
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2007, 01:18:14 pm »
Last night I was watching a movie I really enjoy, called Loving Annabelle.  Quite the beautiful little movie.

One of my favorite songs is called Gravity by Sara Bareilles
It makes my eyes water in the sweetest way and the words are so good...

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDOr7zeDhRY[/youtube]

Gravity
by Sara Bareilles

Something always brings me back to you.
It never takes too long.
No matter what I say or do
I’ll still feel you here ’til the moment I’m gone.

You hold me without touch.
You keep me without chains.
I never wanted anything so much
than to drown in your love and not feel your rain.

Set me free, leave me be.
I don’t want to fall another moment into your gravity.
Here I am and I stand so tall, just the way I’m supposed to be.
But you’re on to me and all over me.

You loved me ’cause I’m fragile.
When I thought that I was strong.
But you touch me for a little while
and all my fragile strength is gone.

Set me free, leave me be.
I don’t want to fall another moment into your gravity.
Here I am and I stand so tall,
just the way I’m supposed to be.
But you’re on to me and all over me.

I live here on my knees as I try to make you see that you’re
everything I think I need here on the ground.
But you’re neither friend nor foe though I can’t seem to let you go.
The one thing that I still know is that you’re keeping me down.


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Re: Songs, Lyrics and More Music
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2007, 07:38:26 pm »
I have not tired of listening to these songs by Sara McLachlan:


The World's On Fire:
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzoNInZ2ClQ[/youtube]



Fallen:
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W3ck3HpewE[/youtube]




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More Music - RIP Natalie Cole
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2016, 04:43:58 pm »


Natalie Cole, the daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole, who carved out her own considerable success with R&B hits like "Our Love" and "This Will Be" before triumphantly intertwining their legacies to make his "Unforgettable" their signature hit through technological wizardry, has died. She was 65.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_NATALIE_COLE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Natalie was a hit-maker in the 70s, scoring quite a few Billboard Hot 100 hits.

"This Will Be" - #6
"Inseparable" - #32
"Sophisticated Lady" - #25
"I've Got Love On My Mind" - #5
"Our Love" - #10
"Someone That I Used To Love" - #21

After the release of "Someone That I Used To Love" (1980), Natalie began to use drugs, and the music suffered, and the hits pretty much stopped.  She went  to rehab and got clean.  In 1987 she released the CD "Everlasting", and her comeback got a jump start with a song called "Jump Start".

"Jump Start" - #13
"I Live For Your Love" - #13
"Pink Cadillac" - #5
"Miss You Like Crazy" - #7
"Wild Women Do" - #34
"Unforgettable" - #14


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Songs, Lyrics and More Music
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2016, 04:46:56 pm »
I was very shocked and saddened when I learned that she had died. She was "big" back when I really followed music, and I liked her. I thought she had a great voice. I'm sure her father would have been proud of her.
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Re: Songs, Lyrics and More Music
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2016, 04:56:55 pm »
I was very shocked and saddened when I learned that she had died. She was "big" back when I really followed music, and I liked her. I thought she had a great voice. I'm sure her father would have been proud of her.

I didn't hear about it until today.  I remembered her earlier stuff, but really liked her later stuff.  "Miss You Like Crazy" and her "Pink Cadillac" cover were faves.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!