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Old 11-13-2003, 07:13 PM   #256
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There is a middle-aged woman dragging her feet.
She carries baskets of clothes to a laundromat.
While the Mexican children kick rocks into the street
and they laugh in a language I don't understand.
But I love them.
Why do I love them?
So the neighborhood is dimming as I smoke on the porch
and watch the people as they pass enclosed inside their cars.
And on their faces just anger or disappointment.
I start wishing there was something I could offer them.
A consolation, what could I offer them?
When they are sad in their suburbs robots water the lawn
and everything they touch gets dusted spotless.
So they start to believe that they haven't touched anything at all.
While the cars in the driveway only multiply.
They are lost in their houses.
I have heard them sing in the shower
and making speeches to their sister on the telephone.
Saying, You come home.
Darling, you come here.
Don't stay so far away from me.
This weather has me wanting love more tangible.
Something I can hold because it's getting cold.
So lets hold up our fists to the flame in the sky
to block out the light that is reaching for our eyes
because it would blind us. It will blind us.
Now I have locked my actions in the grooves of routine.
So I may never be free of this apathy.
But I wait for a letter that is coming to me.
She sends me pictures of the ocean in an envelope.
So there still is hope.
Yes, I can be healed.
There is someone looking for what I concealed in my secret drawer,
in my pockets deep,
you will find the reasons that I can't sleep and you will still want me.
But will you still want me?
Well, I say come for the week.
You can sleep in my bed.
And then pass through my life like a dream through my head.
It will be easy. I will make it easy.
But all I have for the moment is a song to pass the time.
A melody to keep me from worrying.
Oh, some simple progression to keep my fingers busy.
And some words that are sure to come back to me and they will be laughing.
My mediocrity. My mediocrity.


Bright Eyes - Song to Pass the Time
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Old 12-14-2003, 07:30 PM   #257
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those school girl days of telling tales and biting nails are gone.
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Old 01-27-2004, 05:00 AM   #258
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I steal to feed, I fight to breathe, through hunger not greed
I find these days it's the only way I can survive
WHAT HAVE I DONE WITH MY LIFE ?
IS THIS THE END, WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE ?
Ooh, in this dusty city with all the gods on the hill
Will not one of them help us ?
The temple which they built is an empty shell
The people who I see, scurrying on the streets, oblivious to our needs
I wonder sometimes how so many could be so blind ?
WHAT HAVE I DONE WITH MY LIFE ?
IS THIS THE END, WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE ?
WHAT HAVE I DONE WITH MY LIFE ?
IS THIS THE END, WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE ?
Today I stole the sun from the sky, the color from the heart of a rose
Today I took food from the hand of a starving child
WHAT HAVE I DONE WITH MY LIFE ?
IS THIS THE END, WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE ?
WHAT HAVE I DONE WITH MY LIFE ?
IS THIS THE END, WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE ?
(I guess that makes me a bad man)



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Old 01-30-2004, 08:17 AM   #259
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What a beautiful collision
Things that go bump in the night
With such beautiful precision
Fate could create you and I

Do you know what it means
To abandon your dreams?
To leave with the storms rolling by
How the clouds on this day
Come to take you away
Til you're gone gone far away from me

Beautiful beautiful night
What a beautifully dangerous ride
What a beautiful day we could hardly complain about
What's going on in the sky

What a beautiful collision
Things that go bump in the night
With such beautiful precision
Fate could create you and I

Do you know what it means
To abandon your dreams?
To leave with the storms rolling by
How the clouds on this day
Come to take you away
Til you're gone gone far away from me

Beautiful beautiful night
What a beautifully dangerous ride
What a beautiful day we could hardly complain about
What's going on in the sky

Move with the strangers
That pass through your days
If someone by chance
Should call out your name
When you're lost in the places you don't care to stay
A blinding romance to blow you away


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Old 02-19-2004, 08:20 PM   #260
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I'll sing myself to sleep
A song from the darkest hour
Secrets I can't keep
Inside of the day
Swing from high to deep
Extremes of sweet and sour
Hope that God exists
I hope I pray

Drawn by the undertow
My life is out of control
I believe this wave will bear my weight
So let it flow

Oh sit down
Sit down next to me
Sit down, down, down, down, down
In sympathy

Now I'm relieved to hear
That you've been to some far out places
It's hard to carry on
When you feel all alone
Now I've swung back down again
It's worse than it was before
If I hadn't seen such riches
I could live with being poor
Oh sit down
Sit down next to me
Sit down, down, down, down, down
In sympathy

Those who feel the breath of sadness
Sit down next to me
Those who find they're touched by madness
Sit down next to me
Those who find themselves ridiculous
Sit down next to me
Love, in fear, in hate, in tears

Oh sit down
Sit down next to me
Sit down, down, down, down, down
In sympathy

- James
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Old 02-20-2004, 03:27 PM   #261
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I'm your wicked Uncle Ernie
I'm glad you can't see or hear me
As I fiddle about, fiddle about, fiddle about!

The Who

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Old 04-24-2004, 04:08 AM   #262
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On a dinosaur victrola, listenin' to Buck Owens, doot, doot, doo, lookin' out my back door. (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
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Old 04-29-2004, 01:53 AM   #263
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"... I can see clearly now. The rain has gone. I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind..."
- Jimmy Cliff
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Old 04-29-2004, 03:25 PM   #264
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Here comes the sun, and I say, "It's all right.."

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Old 05-14-2004, 04:26 AM   #265
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Heaven on Earth
We need it now
I'm sick of all of this
Hanging around

Sick of sorrow
I'm sick of the pain
I'm sick of hearing
Again and again
That there's gonna be
Peace on Earth

Where I grew up
There weren't many trees
Where there was we'd tear them down
And use them on our enemies

They say that what you mock
Will surely overtake you
And you become a monster
So the monster will not break you

And it's already gone too far
You said that if you go in hard
You won't get hurt

Jesus can you take the time
To throw a drowning man a line
Peace on Earth

Tell the ones who hear no sound
Whose sons are living in the ground
Peace on Earth

No who's or why's
No one cries like a mother cries
For peace on Earth

She never got to say goodbye
To see the color in his eyes
Now he's in the dirt
Peace on Earth

They're reading names out
Over the radio
All the folks the rest of us
Won't get to know

Sean and Julia
Gareth, Anne, and Breeda
Their lives are bigger than
Any big idea

Jesus can you take the time
To throw a drowning man a line
Peace on Earth

To tell the ones who hear no sound
Whose sons are living in the ground
Peace on Earth

Jesus in the song you wrote
The words are sticking in my throat
Peace on Earth

Hear it every Christmas time
But hope and history won't rhyme
So what's it worth

This peace on Earth
Peace on Earth
Peace on Earth
Peace on Earth

u2 - peace on earth
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Old 07-14-2004, 10:58 PM   #266
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Breathe by Dexter Freebish

I wake up everyday scared about tomorrow
I just don't know what to believe
And are we running out of all this time we borrowed
I'm drowning in reality

Breathe
We've gotta let it go
Turn around and just
Breathe
Tomorrow will come, can we
Breathe

The days I saw when I was young are unfamiliar
When were we taught to live this way
And as the years go by is our future clearer
Or will it all just fade away

Breathe
We've gotta let it go
Turn around and just
Breathe
Tomorrow will come, can we
Breathe

I'm just a stranger trying to make my way through life
But I'm confused
I'm sick of all the talking heads that lie to me
I want the truth

Am I breaking through the walls that stand between us?

Breathe
We've gotta let it go
Turn around and just
Breathe
Tomorrow will come
And still all I want is to
Breathe
We've gotta let it go
Turn around and just
Breathe
Tomorrow will come
Tomorrow will come
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Old 07-30-2004, 08:41 PM   #267
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this song reminds me of Schroeder.

I'll sing it one last time for you
Then we really have to go
You've been the only thing that's right
In all i've done.

And I can barely look at you
But every single time I do
I know we'll make it anywhere
Anywhere from here

Light up, Light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I'll be right beside you dear

Louder, louder
And we'll run for our lives
I can hardly speak I understand
Why you can't raise your voice to say

To think I might not see those eyes
It makes it so hard not to cry
And as we say our long goodbyes
I nearly do.

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I'll be right beside you dear

Louder, louder
And we'll run for our lives
I can hardly speak I understand
Why you can't raise your voice to say

Slower, slower
We don't have time for that
All I want is to find an easier way
To get out of our little heads

Have heart my dear
We're bound to be afraid
Even if it's just for a few days
Making up for all this mess.

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I'll be right beside you dear.


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Old 08-02-2004, 04:57 PM   #268
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I woke up this morning with a bad hangover
And my penis was missing again.
This happens all the time.
It's detachable.

This comes in handy a lot of the time.
I can leave it home, when I think it's gonna get me in trouble,
or I can rent it out, when I don't need it.
But now and then I go to a party, get drunk,
and the next morning I can't for the life of me
remember what I did with it.
First I looked around my apartment, and I couldn't find it.
So I called up the place where the party was,
they hadn't seen it either.
I asked them to check the medicine cabinet
'cause for some reason I leave it there sometimes
But not this time.
So I told them if it pops up to let me know.
I called a few people who were at the party,
but they were no help either.
I was starting to get desperate.
I really don't like being without my penis for too long.
It makes me feel like less of a man,
and I really hate having to sit down every time I take a leak.
After a few hours of searching the house,
and calling everyone I could think of,
I was starting to get very depressed,
so I went to the Kiev, and ate breakfast.
Then, as I walked down Second Avenue towards St. Mark's Place,
where all those people sell used books and other junk on the street,
I saw my penis lying on a blanket
next to a broken toaster oven.
Some guy was selling it.
I had to buy it off him.
He wanted twenty-two bucks, but I talked him down to seventeen.
I took it home, washed it off,
and put it back on. I was happy again. Complete.
People sometimes tell me I should get it permanently attached,
but I don't know.
Even though sometimes it's a pain in the ass,
I like having a detachable penis.

King Missile
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Old 09-03-2004, 10:36 PM   #269
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You're the song that's stuck in my head
I try to think of something else
It keeps coming back again
Says she wants to end it
I'll just keep pretending

And there you go
Turning up again

Its times like this i need a friend
Ill take a hit and hold u in
Cant live, cant breathe, im underneath
Its times like this i need
You here with me, with me

There's a stranger here in my bed
I try to think of something else
All i see is you instead
Says she wants to hang out
I'm just trying to break out

And there you go
Turning up again

Its times like this i need a friend
Ill take a hit and hold u in
Cant live, cant breathe, im underneath
Its times like this i need
You here with me, with me

And here i go
Turning up again

Its times like this i need a friend
Ill take a hint and hold u in
Cant live, cant breathe, im underneath
Its times like this i want you here
Its times like this i need you here with me, with me
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Old 09-04-2004, 04:29 AM   #270
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It seems as though I've lived my life
On the bad side of the moon
To stir your dregs and sittin' still
Without a rustic spoon
Come on people live with me
Where the light has never shone
And the harlots flock like hummingbirds
Speaking in a foreign tongue

I'm a light world away
From the people who make me stay
Sitting on the bad side of the moon

It's my life
It's my life
It's my life
My life

There ain't no need for watchdogs here
To justify our ways
We live our life in manacles
The main cause of our stay

Exiled here from other worlds
My sentence comes too soon
Why should I be made to pay
On the bad side of the moon

I'm a light world away
From the people who make me stay
Sitting on the bad side of the moon

It's my life
It's my life
It's my life
My life

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