Insightful Lyrics in Everyday Songs

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TolleFan
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Post by TolleFan » Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:06 pm

My God, from Jethro Tull



People -- what have you done --
locked Him in His golden cage.

Made Him bend to your religion --
Him resurrected from the grave.

He is the god of nothing --
if that's all that you can see.

You are the god of everything --
He's inside you and me.

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Post by eseward » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:11 pm

So i took a journey,
Threw my world into the sea.
With me went the teacher
Who found fun instead of me.

Jethro Tull, Teacher

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Thanks Tollefan..

Post by Annie » Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:49 am

This is beautiful. Thanks for posting.
John Lennon is one of my all-time favourites.
ohn Lennon when still with the Beatles:

Tomorrow Never Knows

Turn off your mind, relax and float down stream,
It is not dying, it is not dying

Lay down all thoughts, surrender to the void,
It is shining, it is shining.

That you may see the meaning of within
It is being, it is being

Love is all and love is everyone
It is knowing, it is knowing

That ignorance and hate may mourn the dead
It is believing, it is believing

But listen to the colour of your dreams
It is not living, it is not living

Or play the game "Existence" to the end
Of the beginning, of the beginning
Annie.
'There is no greater miracle than being present. Everything begins and never ends from this.'
Robert Burton.

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Post by samadhi » Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:54 pm

I am a big fan of Enigma and my favourite album of all-time is 'Le Roi Est Mort Vive Le Roi'...helped me through a very difficult time in my life.

Here are the words to a song called 'Beyond the Invisible', which I think are wonderful, especially the two main verses...

(Whispered intro:
I look into the mirror, see myself
I'm over me
I need space for my desires
Have to dive into my fantasies
I know as soon as I arrive
Everything is possible
Cos no one has to hide
Beyond the Invisible)

Close your eyes
Just feel and realise
It is real and not a dream
I'm in you and you're in me.

It is time
To break the chains of life
If you follow you will see
What's beyond reality

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Post by samadhi » Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:34 pm

P.S. I also love the song 'Ego' by Darren Hayes. Speaks volumes...

I have been contemplating
Letting go of you ego
Thought I'd let you know
You're getting old

It was so irritating saving face
When I fell from grace
Thought that you'd erase
Without a trace

But you stayed
But you remained
But you..
It's always about you

I have been quietly edging away
To keep the flames at bay
Make this puppy stay
To limit my use of personal
Pro-nouns are the death of me
See I just said 'me'
You're an endless sea

The vanity is all for you babe
For you babe
For you..
It's always about you

I have been silently taking offense
And at great expense
As my feeling dent
I'm licking my scratches

It serves no purpose
Doesn't gratify
And you're dissatisfied
And though you're belly's full

There's always more room for you babe
For you babe
For you..
It's always about you

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Post by eseward » Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:35 pm

Excellent. :)

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Post by weopposedeception » Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:25 am

I like John Lennon's "Watching the Wheels". I dont' remember all the exact words but there's something like this: people lost in confusion....I tell them there's no problems, only solutions.....I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round, I really love to watch them roll....no longer riding on the merry-go-round, I just had to let it go.
There is also the phrase "sitting here watching shadows on the wall" which I believe is a reference to Plato's allegory about the illusion of life as we know it.

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Post by Annie » Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:21 am

Heard recently - with new meaning:

"What's it all about, Alfie? Is it just for the moment we live?"

Hmm..
Annie.
'There is no greater miracle than being present. Everything begins and never ends from this.'
Robert Burton.

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Post by Ives » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:46 pm

(It’s not a song lyric, but what the heck. By Louis MacNeice)



Sunday Morning

Down the road someone is practising scales,
The notes like little fishes vanish with a wink of tails,
Man’s heart expands to tinker with his car
For this is Sunday morning, Fate’s great bazaar;
Regard these means as ends, concentrate on this Now,
And you may grow to music or drive beyond Hindhead anyhow,
Take corners on two wheels until you go so fast
That you can clutch a fringe or two of the windy past,
That you can abstract this day and make it to the week of time
A small eternity, a sonnet self-contained in rhyme.

But listen, up the road, something gulps, the church spire
Opens its eight bells out, skulls’ mouths which will not tire
To tell how there is no music or movement which secures
Escape from the weekday time. Which deadens and endures.

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oh dear!

Post by proudlybeing » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:00 pm

Hi all, i just read Ives 'sunday morning' as above,
I think that ones gonna cost me a box of paracetamol before i get my head around it !!! he he all good
My heart (and being) felt thanks to the force(es) than bring me to share this site and journey with you all.

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