The lyrics thread (1 Viewer)


Since 1999
Nov 15, 1999
Where dogs wear hats and birds fly backwards
Surprised we didn't have one of these before ... thread for lyrics (or bits of lyrics) that make you go "ohh"

"Death is the new sex, everybody's talking about it
Death is the new sex, coming soon to fuck us all"

(from Death is the new sex, by Tunng)


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Jan 5, 2001
Antônio Carlos Jobim, One Npte Samba

This is just a little samba
Built upon a single note
Other notes are bound to follow
But the root is still that note
Now this new one is the consequence
Of the one we've just been through
As I'm bound to be the unavoidable
Consequence of you

There's so many people who can
Talk and talk and talk
And just say nothing
Or nearly nothing
I have used up all the scale I know
And at the end I've come to nothing
Or nearly nothing

So I came back to my first note
As I must come back to you
I will pour into that one note
All the love I feel for you
Anyone who wants the whole show
Re mi fa sol la si do
He will find himself with no show
Better play the note you know


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Nov 7, 2001
There are a couple of songs on Gold Record by Bill Callahan that are basically little short stories; the kind of song he does particularly well. The Johnny Cash/L.Cohen thing in "Pigeons" is just a bit of fun, I think. A really beautiful song.


Hello, I'm Johnny Cash

Well, the pigeons ate the wedding rice
And exploded somewhere over San Antonio
I picked up the newlyweds and asked them
Where they wanted to go
They said "We don't care, we don't know, anywhere, just go"
Ever since I'd gotten married I started working weddings
Driving this long white limo
They'd had their ceremony in Brackettville
At that phony Alamo
We were 30 miles from the border of Mexico

Well, they're in the back laughing about some uncle named Jack
Who got too drunk, and during his speech
The tears started to flow

Well, they seemed like a match
So I stopped looking for cracks in their road and just drove
Outside of Concan, the groom noticed the gold band on my left hand
And said "You got any advice for us, old man?"

Well, I thought for a mile as I drove with a smile
And I said, "When you are dating you only see each other
And the rest of us can go to hell
But when you are married, you are married to the whole wide world
The rich, the poor
The sick and the well
The straights and gays
And the people that say 'We don't use those terms these days'
The salt and the soil"

After I'd said my piece
We drove on in silence for a spell
How my words had gone over, well, I couldn't tell
Potent advice or preachy as hell
But when I see people about to marry
I become something of a plenipotentiary
I just think it's good, as you probably can tell

When two atoms from the Big Bang
Get back together with the old gang
I drop them at a fancy dancy boutique hotel
And I drive off alone, but I'm not alone

Sincerely, L. Cohen

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