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What are you favourite songs, post them here

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Manwon Lender

Please post you favourite songs here and please add what the song was written about. There are many sites that list that information, a good one is Song Facts.

 

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  • This gentle, reflective song reflects the place where it was written. To compose songs for the Led Zeppelin 4 album, Led Zeppelin retreated to a mansion in the English countryside called Headley Grange. The pastoral setting encouraged intimate acoustic songs like this one and "The Battle Of Evermore" - they also worked on "Stairway To Heaven" at Headley. Jimmy Page recalled writing it in a "late-night guitar twiddle" and recording it the next day outside on the grass using a mobile recording unit owned by The Rolling Stones.
  • There is some earthquake imagery with the line, "The mountains and the canyons started to tremble and shake." When Jimmy Page and Andy Johns flew to Los Angeles to mix the album on February 9, 1971, the area was still feeling aftershocks from the Sylmar earthquake, which hit that morning near San Diego. Page got a little freaked out, and insisted on mixing "Going To California" last in case the song somehow conjured tremors.
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The Eternal Flame

It started with stoping playing and now its stoping listening to music must be a phase i dont know, merry holidays! :santa:

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'Walt' E. Kurtz

I don't like music :-P this is one of my favourite songs with Joy Division if someone knows the chords to this or the guitar tabs let me know. 

 

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Manwon Lender
4 hours ago, The Eternal Flame said:

It started with stoping playing and now its stoping listening to music must be a phase i dont know, merry holidays! :santa:

Well thanks for the reply, and a Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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third_eye

I'll skip the standard run of the mill lists and just dip into my Asian playlists... 

One of my favorite singer song writer from Taiwan who got banned and black listed by the government because he was too radical for the powers that be, he ended up in Hong Kong and China... Luo DaYu 

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Just a simple tune of being lost and disillusioned with the big city and bright neon lights and missing the simple life of country homes... 

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Scholar4Truth

Phil states that he is not sure what the song is about.Some have stated it is about going through separation in a marriage or relationship. There is an urban legend that claims this written by Phil when he witnessed a drowning , and someone was close by enough to save them, but refused to do so. 

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ant0n

"Tous Les Cris, Les S.O.S.", Daniel Balavoine, singer and songwriter (released in 1985)

"All The Screams, The S.O.S."

I consider the French lyrics artistically amazing.

You can find below the French and the translated lyrics (which you can hopefully get through Youtube as well).

 

Like a madman will throw into the sea
Comme un fou va jeter à la mer

Empty bottles and then hope
Des bouteilles vides et puis espère

That we can read through
Qu'on pourra lire à travers

S.O.S. written with air
S.O.S. écrit avec de l'air

To tell you that I feel lonely
Pour te dire que je me sens seul

I draw in empty ink
Je dessine à l'encre vide

A desert
Un désert
 
And i run
Et je cours

I hold on to life
Je me raccroche à la vie

I get drunk with the noise
Je me saoule avec le bruit

Bodies that surround me
Des corps qui m'entourent

Like vines knotted with braids
Comme des lianes nouées de tresses

Without understanding the distress
Sans comprendre la détresse

Words i send
Des mots que j'envoie
 
Difficult to call for help
Difficile d'appeler au secours

When so many dramas oppress us
Quand tant de drames nous oppressent

And the tears knotted with stress
Et les larmes nouées de stress

Smother a little more the cries of love
Étouffent un peu plus les cris d'amour

Of those who are weak
De ceux qui sont dans la faiblesse

And in a last hope
Et dans un dernier espoir

Go
Disparaissent
 
And i run
Et je cours

I hold on to life
Je me raccroche à la vie

I get drunk with the noise
Je me saoule avec le bruit

Bodies that surround me
Des corps qui m'entourent

Like vines knotted with braids
Comme des lianes nouées de tresses

Without understanding the distress
Sans comprendre la détresse

Words i send
Des mots que j'envoie
 
All the screams S.O.S.
Tous les cris les S.O.S.

Leave in the air
Partent dans les airs

In the water leave a trace
Dans l'eau laissent une trace

Whose scum makes beauty
Dont les écumes font la beauté

Caught in their glass vessel
Pris dans leur vaisseau de verre

The messages are struggling
Les messages luttent

But the waves bring them back
Mais les vagues les ramènent

In star stones on the rocks
En pierres d'étoile sur les rochers
 
And I picked up the pieces of glass
Et j'ai ramassé les bouts de verre

I glued all the pieces
J'ai recollé tous les morceaux

Everything was clear as water
Tout était clair comme de l'eau

Nothing can be done against the past
Contre le passé y a rien à faire

The heroes should be changed
Il faudrait changer les héros

In a world where the most beautiful
Dans un monde où le plus beau

Still to be done
Reste à faire
 
And i run
Et je cours

I hold on to life
Je me raccroche à la vie

I get drunk with the noise
Je me saoule avec le bruit

Bodies that surround me
Des corps qui m'entourent

Like vines knotted with braids
Comme des lianes nouées de tresses

Without understanding the distress
Sans comprendre la détresse

Words i send
Des mots que j'envoie
 
All the screams S.O.S.
Tous les cris les S.O.S.

Leave in the air
Partent dans les airs

In the water leave a trace
Dans l'eau laissent une trace

Whose scum makes beauty
Dont les écumes font la beauté

Caught in their glass vessel
Pris dans leur vaisseau de verre

The messages are struggling
Les messages luttent

But the waves bring them back
Mais les vagues les ramènent

In star stones on the rocks
En pierres d'étoiles sur les rochers
 
All the screams S.O.S.
Tous les cris les S.O.S.

Leave in the air
Partent dans les airs

In the water leave a trace
Dans l'eau laissent une trace

Whose scum makes beauty
Dont les écumes font la beauté

Caught in their glass vessel
Pris dans leur vaisseau de verre

The messages are struggling
Les messages luttent

But the waves bring them back
Mais les vagues les ramènent

In star stones on the rocks
En pierres d'étoiles sur les rochers

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ChrLzs

Me, I like weird dramatic music.  And drums.  And ... more drums.  So, what do you get if you cross a very odd little frenchman with a lot of creativity, an orchestra, an amazing array of drums and very talented drummers, a huge screen for the CGI creations he makes, and some rather unconventional music?  (turn on the subwoofer, includes strobe effects) this:

What is it about? I have no idea, and there's no lyrics anyway.  But it is hypnotising, and I just love it (BTW, he's the guy who did the fairly recent hit "Run Boy Run").

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