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Whistle While You Work: Songs and Inspiration
« on: April 09, 2011, 12:18:36 PM »
I've seen (in various folders throughout the realm) stickies that appear to be solely intended to post poetry, stories, or list links to (and the lyrics of) songs that inspire us to write.

This seemed like a good idea to me.
The secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment is to live dangerously.

- Friedrich Nietzche

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The Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2011, 03:55:10 PM »
Everywhere I hear the sound of marching, charging feet, boy
'Cause summer's here and the time is right for fighting in the street, boy
But what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock n roll band
'Cause in sleepy London town
There's just no place for a street fighting man
No

Hey! think the time is right for a palace revolution
But where I live the game to play is compromise solution
Well, then what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock n roll band
'Cause in sleepy London town
There's no place for a street fighting man
No

Hey! said my name is called disturbance
Ill shout and scream, I'll kill the king, I'll rail at all his servants
Well, what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock n roll band
'Cause in sleepy London town
There's no place for a street fighting man
No
[b:45f17062be][i:45f17062be]Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.[/i:45f17062be][/b:45f17062be]

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Rush - Presto
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2011, 03:00:19 AM »
if I could wave my magic wand...

I am made from the dust of the stars
and the oceans flow in my veins
here I hide in the heart of the city
like a stranger coming out of the rain

the evening plane rises up from the runway
over constellations of light
I look down into a million houses
and wonder what you're doing tonight

if I could wave my magic wand
I'd make everything all right

I'm not one to believe in magic
But I sometimes have a second-sight
I'm not one with a sense of proportion
When my heart still changes overnight

I had a dream of a winter garden
a midnight rendezvous
silver, blue, and frozen silence
what a fool I was for you

I had a dream of the open water
I was swimming away out to sea
so deep I could never touch bottom
what a fool I used to be

if I could wave my magic wand
I'd set everybody free

I'm not one to believe in magic
Though my memory has a second-sight
I'm not one to go pointing my finger
When I radiate more heat than light

don't ask me
I'm just improvising
my illusion of careless flight
can't you see
my temperature's rising
I radiate more heat than light

don't ask me
I'm just sympathizing
my illusions a harmless flight
can't you see
my temperature's rising
I radiate more heat than light
[i:b27ad30e56]Heroes get remembered...

[b:b27ad30e56]...but legends never die.[/b:b27ad30e56][/i:b27ad30e56]

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Clint Black - A Good Run of Bad Luck
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2011, 12:40:28 AM »
A high roller,
Even when the chips are down
To win her over,
I'd see the tables turn around
She's 10 the hard way,
I can feel it in my bones
She'll be makin' my day
And not another night alone

'Til it's time for a windfall,
And not a single minute too soon
I've been too long overdue
Now I'm gonna shoot the moon

I'd bet it all on a good run of bad luck
7 come 11 and she could be mine
Luck be a lady, and I'm gonna find
Love comin' on the bottom line

I've been to the table,
And I've lost it all before
I'm willin' and able,
Always comin' back for more
Squeezin' out a thin dime
'Til there's no one hanging on my arm
I've gambled on a third time,
A fool will tell you it's a charm

If I'm bettin' on a loser,
I'm gonna have a devil to pay
But it's the only game I know to play
It doesn't matter anyway

I'd bet it all on a good run of bad luck
7 come 11 and she could be mine
Luck be a lady, and I'm gonna find
Love comin' on the bottom line
[b:45f17062be][i:45f17062be]Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.[/i:45f17062be][/b:45f17062be]

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Nickelback - Hero
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2011, 08:32:30 PM »
(It was only a matter of time before this song showed up here, so quit rolling your eyes.)

I am so high,
I can hear heaven
I am so high,
I can hear heaven
Oh but heaven,
No heaven don't hear me

And they say that a hero can save us,
I'm not gonna stand here and wait
I'll hold onto the wings of the eagles,
Watch as we all fly away

Someone told me
Love will all save us
But how can that be,
Look what love gave us
A world full of killing
And blood-spilling
That world never came

And they say that a hero can save us,
I'm not gonna stand here and wait
I'll hold onto the wings of the eagles,
Watch as we all fly away

Now that the world isnt ending,
It's love that I'm sending to you
It isn't the love of a hero,
And that's why I fear it won't do

And they say that a hero can save us,
I'm not gonna stand here and wait
I'll hold onto the wings of the eagles,
Watch as we all fly away

And they're watching us
(Watching Us)
And they're watching us
(Watching Us)
As we all fly away, yeah
Whoooaaaahh-oohhhh
The secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment is to live dangerously.

- Friedrich Nietzche

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OneRepublic - Secrets
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2011, 08:49:10 PM »
I need another story
Something to get off my chest
My life gets kinda boring
Need something that I can confess
'Til all my sleeves are stained red

From all the truth that I've said
Come by it honestly I swear
Thought you saw me wink, no
I've been on the brink, so

Tell me what you want to hear
Something that were like those years
Sick of all the insincere
So I'm gonna give all my secrets away

This time don't need another perfect line
Don't care if critics never jump in line
I'm gonna give all my secrets away

My God, amazing how we got this far
It's like we're chasing all those stars
Who's driving shiny big black cars
And everyday I see the news
All the problems that we could solve

And when a situation rises
Just write it into an album
Singing straight, too cold
I don't really like my flow, no, so

Tell me what you want to hear
Something that were like those years
Sick of all the insincere
So I'm gonna give all my secrets away

This time, don't need another perfect line
Don't care if critics never jump in line
I'm gonna give all my secrets away

Oh, got no reason, got no shame
Got no family I can blame
Just don't let me disappear
I'ma tell you everything

So tell me what you want to hear
Something that were like those years
Sick of all the insincere
So I'm gonna give all my secrets away

This time, don't need another perfect line
Don't care if critics never jump in line
I'm gonna give all my secrets away

So tell me what you want to hear
Something that were like those years
Sick of all the insincere
So I'm gonna give all my secrets away

This time, don't need another perfect line
Don't care if critics never jump in line
I'm gonna give all my secrets away
All my secrets away, all my secrets away
The secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment is to live dangerously.

- Friedrich Nietzche

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Rush - Tom Sawyer
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2011, 02:01:19 PM »
A modern day warrior
Mean, mean stride
Today's Tom Sawyer
Mean, mean pride

Though his mind is not for rent
Don't put him down as arrogant
His reserve, a quiet defense
Riding out the day's events
The river

What you say about his company
Is what you say about society
Catch the mist, catch the myth
Catch the mystery, catch the drift

The world is, the world is
Love and life are deep
Maybe as his skies are wide

Today's Tom Sawyer
He gets high on you
And the space he invades
He gets by on you

No, his mind is not for rent
To any god or government
Always hopeful, yet discontent
He knows changes aren't permanent
But change is

What you say about his company
Is what you say about society
Catch the witness, catch the wit
Catch the spirit, catch the spit

The world is the world is
Love and life are deep
Maybe as his eyes are wide

Exit the warrior
Today's Tom Sawyer
He gets high on you
And the energy you trade
He gets right on to
The friction of the day
[b:45f17062be][i:45f17062be]Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.[/i:45f17062be][/b:45f17062be]

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Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2011, 10:47:19 AM »
Revvin' up your engine
Listen to its howlin' roar
Metal under tension
Beggin' you to touch and go

Highway to the Danger Zone
Ride into the Danger Zone

Headin' into twilight
Spreadin' out your wings tonight
Its got you jumpin' off the track
And shovin' into overdrive

Highway to the Danger Zone
I'll take you
Right into the Danger Zone

You'll never say hello to you
Until you get it on the red line overload
You'll never know what you can do
Until you get it up as high as you can go

Out along the edges
Always where I burn to be
The further on the edge
The hotter the intensity

Highway to the Danger Zone
Gonna take you
Right into the Danger Zone
The secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment is to live dangerously.

- Friedrich Nietzche

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Brad Paisley - Celebrity
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2011, 02:50:06 PM »
Someday, I'm gonna be famous
Do I have talent? Well, no
These days you don't really need it
Thanks to reality shows

Can't wait to date a supermodel
Can't wait to sue my Dad
Can't wait to wreck a Ferrari
On my way to rehab

'Cause when you're a celebrity, it's
adios reality
You can act just like a fool
People think you're cool just 'cause you're on TV
I can throw a major fit
When my latte isn't just how I like it
When they say I've gone insane
I'll blame it on the pain
And the pressures that go with bein' a celebrity

I'll get to cry to Barbara Walters
When things don't go my way
An' I'll get community service
No matter which law I break

I'll make the supermarket tabloids
They'll write some awful stuff
But the more they run my name down
The more my price goes up

Cuz, when you're a celebrity, it's
adios reality
no matter what ya do
People think you're cool just 'cause you're on TV
Now, I can fall in and out of love
Have marriages that barely last a month
When they go down the drain
I'll blame it on the fame
And say "It's just so tough, bein' a celebrity"

So let's hitch up the wagons and head out west
To the land of fun in the sun
We'll be real world, bachelor, jackass millionaires
Hey, hey Hollywood, here we come

Yeah, when you're a celebrity, it's
adios reality
No matter what you do
People think you're cool just 'cause you're on TV
Bein' a celebrity
Yeah, a celebrity

Aw, where's my coffee?
The secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment is to live dangerously.

- Friedrich Nietzche

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Nickelback - Just to Get High
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2011, 07:02:19 AM »
He was my best friend
I tried to help him
But he traded everything
For suffering
He found himself alone

I watched the lying
Turn into hiding
With scars on both his lips
His fingertips were melted to the bone

But I can still remember what his face looked like
When I found him in an alley in the middle of the night

Tell me whatcha know
Tell me whatcha gone and done now

Tell me whatcha know
Tell me whatcha gone and done now
Gonna do the trick
Get it over with
You?re better off to take all that you got
And burn it on the spot
Just to get high

Three days no sleeping
He gave up eating
He sold his mothers rings
She said nothing and pretended not to know
He started stealing
To supply the feeling
Found out he pulled a knife
On someone?s wife
And held it to her throat

But I can still remember what his face looked like
When I found him in an alley in the middle of the night

Tell me whatcha know
Tell me whatcha gone and done now

Tell me whatcha know
Tell me whatcha gone and done now
Gonna do the trick
Get it over with
You?re better off to take all that you got
And burn it on the spot
Just to get high


Tell me whatcha did
Where you got it hid
Show me
What you really want
Watching what you got
Slowly circling the drain
Throw it all away
Just to get high

Ooooo

Tell me whatcha know
Tell me whatcha gone and done now

Tell me whatcha know
Tell me whatcha gone and done now
Gonna do the trick
Get it over with
You?re better off to take all that you got
And burn it on the spot
Just to get high

Tell me whatcha did
Where you got it hid
Show me
What you really want
Watching what you got
Slowly circling the drain
Throw it all away
Just to get high

Just to get high

Circling the drain
Throw it all away
Just to get high
Nivi: "How come everyone else gets a little voice in their heads and I don't? What's my little voice?"
GM: "Common sense"

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Re: The Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2012, 06:35:59 PM »
Breaking Benjamin - Blow Me Away

They fall in line
One at a time
Ready to play
(I can't see them anyway)
No time to lose
We've got to move
Steady your helm
(I am losing sight again)

Fire your guns
It's time to run
Blow me away
(I will stay, in the mess I made)
After the fall
We'll shake it off
Show me the way

Only the strongest will survive
Lead me to heaven, when we die
I am the shadow on the wall
I'll be the one to save us all

There's nothing left
So save your breath
Lying in wait
(Caught inside this tidal wave)
Your cover's blown
No where to go
Holding your fate
(Loaded I will walk alone)

Fire your guns
It's time to run
Blow me away
(I will stay, in the mess I made)
After the fall
We'll shake it off
Show me the way

Only the strongest will survive
Lead me to heaven, when we die
I am the shadow on the wall
I'll be the one to save us all

Wanted it back
(Don't fight me now)

Here I come

Die

Only the strongest will survive
Lead me to heaven, when we die
I am the shadow on the wall
I'll be the one to save us all

Save us all
[b:3a917c345f]Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.[/b:3a917c345f]

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Re: The Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2012, 07:25:57 PM »
Dedicated to all of the very amazing and very HOT armored heros....because lets face it, even my stone cold clone would never admit it, but should she ever require a rescue, she would never say nay to any of our three metal covered sexy hero's. ;) Hey, the song DOES have the word "hero" in it so, it's somewhat valid a post... ok? :)

David Guetta feat Nicki Minaj: Turn Me On

Docta docta, need you back home, baby
Docta Docta, where you at?
Give me something
I need your love
I need your love
I need your loving
You got that kind of medicine that keeps me comin'

My body needs a hero
Come and save me
Something tells me you know how to save me
I've been feeling weird, oh!
Oh, I need you to come and rescue me

Oh, you make it, make it right
My temperature is super high
If I scream, if I cry
It's only 'cause I feel alive

My body needs a hero
Come and save me
Something tells me you know how to save me
I've been feeling weird, oh!
Oh, I need you to come and rescue me

You've got my life in the palm of your hands
Come and save me now
I know you can, I know you can

D,D,D,D,Don't let me die young, I just want you to father my young
I just want you to be my docta, we can get it crackin' chiropractor, I, I, I, I

I,I,I I know you can save me
And make me feel alive
Make me come alive
Come on turn me on
Touch me, save my life
Come on and turn me on
I'm too young to die
Come on and turn me on
Turn me on
Turn me on
Turn me on
Turn me on
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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Re: The Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2014, 12:20:13 PM »
Sting feat. Eric Clapton - It's Probably Me

If the night turned cold
 And the stars looked down
 And you hug yourself
 On the cold cold ground
 You wake the morning
 In a stranger's coat
 No-one would you see
 You ask yourself, 'Who'd watch for me?'
 My only friend, who could it be?
 It's hard to say it
 I hate to say it
 But it's probably me

 When your belly's empty
 And the hunger's so real
 And you're too proud to beg
 And too dumb to steal
 You search the city
 For your only friend
 No-one would you see
 You ask yourself, Who'll Watch For Me?'
 A solitary voice to speak out and set me free
 I hate to say it
 I hate to say it
 But it's probably me

 You're not the easiest person I ever got to know
 And it's hard for us both to let our feelings show
 Some would say
 I should let you go your way
 You'll only make me cry
 If there's one guy, just one guy
 Who'd lay down his life for you and die
 I hate to say it
 I hate to say it
 But it's probably me

 When the world's gone crazy, and it makes no sense
 And there's only one voice that comes to your defence
 And the jury's out
 And your eyes search the room
 And one friendly face is all you need to see
 If there's one guy, just one guy
 Who'd lay down his life for you and die
 I hate to say it
 I hate to say it
 But it's probably me
The secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment is to live dangerously.

- Friedrich Nietzche

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Re: The Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2014, 03:03:16 AM »
"Heart By Heart"

When your soul finds the soul it was waiting for
When someone walks into your heart through an open door
When your hand finds the hand it was meant to hold
Don't let go
Someone comes into your world
Suddenly your world has changed forever

No, there's no one else's eyes
That could see into me
No one else's arms can lift
Lift me up so high
Your love lifts me out of time
And you know my heart by heart

When you're one with the one you were meant to find
Everything falls in place, all the stars align
When you're touched by the cloud that has touched your soul
Don't let go
Someone comes into your life
It's like they've been in your life forever

No, there's no one else's eyes
That could see into me
No one else's arms can lift
Lift me up so high
Your love lifts me out of time
And you know my heart by heart

So now we've found our way to find each other
So now I found my way to you

No, there's no one else's eyes
That could see into me

No, there's no one else's eyes
That could see into me
No one else's arms can lift
Lift me up so high
Your love lifts me out of time
And you know my heart by heart

And you know my heart by heart

And you know my heart by heart

And you know my heart by heart
[i:5d85fd8482][color=red:5d85fd8482]Stand my ground
I won't give in
No more denying
I've got to face it
Won't close my eyes
And hide the truth inside
If I don't make it
Someone else will[/i:5d85fd8482][/color:5d85fd8482]

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Re: The Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2014, 12:35:59 PM »
Every Time We Touch

I still hear your voice, when you sleep next to me.
I still feel your touch in my dreams.
Forgive me my weakness, but I don't know why
Without you it's hard to survive.

'Cause everytime we touch, I get this feeling.
And everytime we kiss I swear I could fly.
Can't you feel my heart beat fast, I want this to last.
Need you by my side.
'Cause everytime we touch, I feel the static.
And everytime we kiss, I reach for the sky.
Can't you hear my heart beat slow
I can't let you go.
Want you in my life.

Your arms are my castle, your heart is my sky.
They wipe away tears that I cry.
The good and the bad times, we've been through them all.
You make me rise when I fall.

'Cause everytime we touch, I get this feeling.
And everytime we kiss I swear I could fly.
Can't you feel my heart beat fast, I want this to last.
Need you by my side.
'Cause everytime we touch, I feel the static.
And everytime we kiss, I reach for the sky.
Can't you hear my heart beat slow
I can't let you go.
Want you in my life.

'Cause everytime we touch, I get this feeling.
And everytime we kiss I swear I could fly.
Can't you feel my heart beat fast, I want this to last.
Need you by my side.
[i:5d85fd8482][color=red:5d85fd8482]Stand my ground
I won't give in
No more denying
I've got to face it
Won't close my eyes
And hide the truth inside
If I don't make it
Someone else will[/i:5d85fd8482][/color:5d85fd8482]