Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 3
jugoso

Lyrics to live by

46 posts in this topic

Someone sent me a song a few days ago that really spoke to me. And then i got to thinking about how little snippets of songs sometimes speak to you depending on where you are in life. So I thought it might be cool for readers to share "Lyrics to Live By". I was just listening to this song which gave me the idea so I´ll start it off with this. There is a lot of wisdom in this song IMO but this part strikes me the most

" the less I seek my source for some definitive, the closer I am to fine."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hahaha! I love it!! Okay, I think I probably topped out on that first one I posted, but me thinks you might like this one. Cruel Intentions came on a few weeks back and I thought, damn, I love that song, it never gets old.

Cause it's a bittersweet symphony this life

Trying to make ends meet, you're a slave to the money then you die

I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down

You know the one that takes you to the places where all the veins meet, yeah

No change, I can't change, I can't change, I can't change,

but I'm here in my mold , I am here in my mold

But I'm a million different people from one day to the next

I can't change my mold, no, no, no, no, no

Well, I've never prayed,

But tonight I'm on my knees, yeah

I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah

I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind , I feel free now

But the airwaves are clean and there's nobody singing to me now

No change, I can't change, I can't change, I can't change,

but I'm here in my mold , I am here with my mold

And I'm a million different people from one day to the next

I can't change my mold, no, no, no, no, no

(Well have you ever been down?)

(I can't change, I can't change...)

(Ooooohhhhh...)

'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony this life

Trying to make ends meet, trying to find some money then you die

I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down

You know the one that takes you to the places where all the veins meet, yeah

You know I can't change, I can't change, I can't change,

but I'm here in my mold, I am here in my mold

And I'm a million different people from one day to the next

I can't change my mold, no,no,no,no,no

I can't change my mold, no,no,no,no,no

I can't change my mold, no,no,no,no,no

(It justs sex and violence melody and silence)

(It justs sex and violence melody and silence)

(I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down)

(It justs sex and violence melody and silence)

(I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down)

(Been down)

(Ever been down)

(Ever been down)(Lalalalalalaaaaaaaa...)

(Ever been down)

(Ever been down)

(Have you ever been down?)

(Have you ever been down?)

(Have you ever been down?)

http://www.lyrics007.com/The%20Verve%20Lyrics/BITTER%20SWEET%20SYMPHONY%20Lyrics.html

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

I know people tend to think of industrial music as all death and gloom, but this one song in particular has a really positive message, I think. :)

Assemblage 23 - Ground

Be still

Though chaos rains around you now

Only so much rain can fall at once

Breathe in

And let the air envelope you

And slow but sure, serenity will come

Close your eyes

Try to breathe

Feel the ground beneath your feet

It's still there

The world still turns around

Stand up

Though circumstance has knocked you down

There is nothing gained by staying within it's reach

Take strength

In every failure you endure

Our mistakes have many lessons they can teach

Close your eyes

Try to breathe

Feel the ground beneath your feet

It's still there

The world still turns around

Destroy

These walls you've built around yourself

You can't take another step until they're gone

Move out

No use in dwelling in the past

Bid farewell to all your fears and carry on

Close your eyes

Try to breathe

Feel the ground beneath your feet

It's still there

The world still turns around

Edited by CorpseCarriage

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the posts guys. They´re both great but ya kinda cheated :unsure2: . I think I wasn´t clear enough in my OP. You have to pick out just a little snippet of a song ( a line or two) that you feel is a good way to look at / approach life. :yes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5EPe0UK9cc



This song has always meant a lot to me, especially this verse:

"Well my ship's been split to splinters and it's sinking fast
I'm drowning in the poison, got no future, got no past
But my heart is not weary, it's light and it's free
I've got nothing but affection for all those who sailed with me"
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"You gotta live and learn, you gotta crash and burn

You gotta make some stances and take some chances

You gotta laugh and love and take all life has to give

You gotta live and learn so you can learn to live"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

Oh fiiiine. :P

"Don't waste your time, or time will waste you"

Edited by CorpseCarriage

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"What goes around comes around"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"If you've been hurt by love before-You don't think you can take anymore

I think it's about time you evened the score-Let's hit the door"

Nobody Said It Was Easy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Freedom is free of the need to be free. free your mind and your ass will follow. The kingdom of heaven is within.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"You can judge the whole world on the sparkle that you think it lacks,

yes, you can stare into the abyss but its starin' right back."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HctNdDxXa-A

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not listening, not anymore

The more I learn, the more I ignore

I'm not listening, not anymore

The more I hear, the more I ignore

I'm not listening, not anymore, No

Cause You gotta be bigger, be faster, be stronger

If your gonna survive any longer

In this lifetime, it better be the right time

The first time might be your last time

Am I a failure if I got nothing to lose

No, I'm not a failure, I got something to prove

[Chorus:]

I'm not listening, not anymore

The more I learn, the more I ignore

I'm not listening, not anymore

The more I hear, the more I ignore, the more I ignore

Cause I've lost my innocence

And I'm a stranger, A life changer

I'm a man thats not afraid of danger

I walk my own path, and blaze my own trail

Because I'm not afraid to derail

I won't get in line or be a middle man

So **** you I'll make my own plan

And I got respect and I don't neglect

The people that I really care to protect

Am I a failure if I got nothing to lose

No, I'm not a failure, I got something to prove

[Chorus]

I told you before, wont listen no more

I told you before, lets settle the score

I told you before, wont listen no more

I told you before, lets settle the score

If not me then who?

If not now then when?

If not me then who?

If not now then when?

[Chorus]

I told you before, wont listen no more

I told you before, lets settle the score

I told you before, wont listen no more

I told you before, lets settle the score

Set it off right now

Blow it up, set it off

**** it up, check it out

Blow it up, Blow it up right now

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stop children what´s that sound, everybody look what´s goin´down

Check out the burners on Neil!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Cause it's better to be hated for who you are,

than be loved for who you're not."

"And if you wanna hear God laugh, tell Him your plans."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTQewOwEnso

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Fear is only in our minds.." Sweet Sacrifice by Evanescence

"I don't give a damn about my reputation" Bad Reputation

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Trust yourself and don´t believe in any more lies

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

~everything you taught me, here is what I learned the best-

there is nothing but the moment, don't you waste it on regret~

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the clash - stay free:

we met when we were in school

never took no **** from no one, we weren't fools

the teacher says we're dumb

we're only having fun

we p*** on everyone

in the classroom

when we got thrown out i left without much fuss

an' weekends we'd go dancing

down streatham on the bus

you always made me laugh

got me in bad fights

play me pool all night

smokin' menthol

i practised daily in my room

you were down the crown planning your next move

go on a nicking spree

hit the wrong guy

each of you get three

years in brixton

i did my very best to write

how was butlins?

were the screws too tight?

when you lot get out

were gonna hit the town

we'll burn it ****in' down

to a cinder

cos years have passed and days have changed

and i move anyway i wanna go

i'll never forget the feeling i got

when i heard that you'd got home

an' i'll never forget the smile on my face

'cos i knew where you would be

an' if you're in the crown tonight

have a drink on me

but go easy...step lightly...stay free

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



Basically this entire song.

"Here's the moral to the story
We don't do it for the glory
We don't do it for the money
We don't do it for the fame
So all the critics who despise us
Go ahead and criticize us
It's your tyranny that drives us
Adds the fire to our flames"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can´t hide from the truth because the truth is all there is!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL7tz03v8wc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

~Regardless of warnings the future doesn't scare me at all

Nothing's like before~ simple and clean by Utada Hikaru

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

~Regardless of warnings the future doesn't scare me at all

Nothing's like before~ simple and clean by Utada Hikaru

Hell yeah!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok......I´m breaking my own rules by posting more than 2-3 lines but I just couldn´t figure out which part is not applicable to the philosophy of living life.

You're the future, and you've come for what is yours

The hidden treasure, locked behind the hidden doors

And the promise of a day that's shiny new

Only a dreamer, could afford this point of view

But you're a driver, not a passenger in life

And if you're ready, you won't have to try 'cause

You are the Universe

And there ain't nothin' you can't do

If you conceive it, you can achieve it

That's why, I believe in you, yes I do

You're a winner, so do what you came here for

The secret weapon, isn't secret anymore

You're a driver, never passenger in life

And when you're ready, you won't have to try 'cause

You are the Universe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jtDI5I6Hz4&feature=related

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mary Schmich

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of '99. Wear sunscreen.

If I could offer you one tip for the future, sunscreen

would be it.

The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by

scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my

own meandering experience... I will dispense this advice now

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh,nevermind, you will not

understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded.

But trust me, in 20 years you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way

you can't grasp now, how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous

you really looked.

You are NOT as fat as you imagine.

Don't worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as

effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by

chewing bubblegum.

The real troubles in life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried

mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday

Do one thing everyday that scares you.

Sing.

Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who

are reckless with yours.

Floss.

Don't waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're

behind. The race is long, and in the end, it's only with yourself.

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing

this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.

Stretch.

Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life.

The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do

with their lives; some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don't.

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you'll miss them when they're gone.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll

have children, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40. Maybe you'll dance

the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do,

don't congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either - your

choices are half chance, so are everybody else's.

Enjoy your body, use it every way you can... don't be

afraid of it, or what other people think of it... it's the greatest instrument

you'll ever own.

Dance... even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines they will only make

you feel UGLY.

CHORUS

Brother and sister together we'll make it through.

Someday your spirit will take you and guide you there.

I know you've been hurting, but I've been waiting to be there for you.

And I'll be there just helping you out whenever I can.

Get to know your parents, you never know when they might be gone for good.

Be nice to your siblings; they're your best link to your

past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future

Understand that friends come and go, but for the

precious few you should hold on.

Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the

older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes

you hard.

Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes

you soft.

Travel.

Accept certain inalienable truths. Prices will rise,

Politicians will philander, you too will get old. And when you do, you'll

fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians

were noble, and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe

you have a trust fund, maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse; but you never

know when either one might run out.

Don't mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're

40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with

those who supply it.

Advice is a form of nostalgia; dispensing it is a way of fishing the past

from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly

parts, and recycling it for more than it's worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mary Schmich

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of '99. Wear sunscreen.

If I could offer you one tip for the future, sunscreen

would be it.

The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by

scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my

own meandering experience... I will dispense this advice now

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh,nevermind, you will not

understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded.

But trust me, in 20 years you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way

you can't grasp now, how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous

you really looked.

You are NOT as fat as you imagine.

Don't worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as

effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by

chewing bubblegum.

The real troubles in life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried

mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday

Do one thing everyday that scares you.

Sing.

Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who

are reckless with yours.

Floss.

Don't waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're

behind. The race is long, and in the end, it's only with yourself.

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing

this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.

Stretch.

Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life.

The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do

with their lives; some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don't.

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you'll miss them when they're gone.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll

have children, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40. Maybe you'll dance

the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do,

don't congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either - your

choices are half chance, so are everybody else's.

Enjoy your body, use it every way you can... don't be

afraid of it, or what other people think of it... it's the greatest instrument

you'll ever own.

Dance... even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines they will only make

you feel UGLY.

CHORUS

Brother and sister together we'll make it through.

Someday your spirit will take you and guide you there.

I know you've been hurting, but I've been waiting to be there for you.

And I'll be there just helping you out whenever I can.

Get to know your parents, you never know when they might be gone for good.

Be nice to your siblings; they're your best link to your

past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future

Understand that friends come and go, but for the

precious few you should hold on.

Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the

older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes

you hard.

Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes

you soft.

Travel.

Accept certain inalienable truths. Prices will rise,

Politicians will philander, you too will get old. And when you do, you'll

fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians

were noble, and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe

you have a trust fund, maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse; but you never

know when either one might run out.

Don't mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're

40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with

those who supply it.

Advice is a form of nostalgia; dispensing it is a way of fishing the past

from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly

parts, and recycling it for more than it's worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.

:yes: Nice!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 3

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.