Lyrics of the Week

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When I’m often listening to my extensive CD collection which I have built up through the years from high-street outlets (of course), I often come across lyrics I deem to be ‘interesting’. These become especially more so when your take them out of context :) Now, I used to just whack these into my MSN name but I’m aiming to keep my MSN name as ‘Matthew’ for a whole year, so that’s out of the question. So next best thing – me webpage :) Not promising they’ll be funny, maybe they’re here cos I like them, or I think they summarise a message or feeling or mood… Hell, just read them if you want :)


“Did you think I would leave you dying
When there’s room on my horse for two
Climb up here Joe, we’ll soon be flying
I can go just as fast with
two”
Two Little Boys – Rolf Harris

“Our paths may cross
But God knows when
We may never get to say ‘Goodbye’ again”
Goodbye Again – Saw Doctors (The Further Adventures Of)

“Rate yourself and rape yourself, take all the courage you have left
Wasted on fixing all the problems that you made in your own head”

Little Lion Man – Mumford and Sons (Sigh No More)

“But nothing’s greater than the rush that comes with your embrace”
Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis (Spirit)

“I’m pleading, lord I’m pleading with you
Got some dealings to do before the day I’m dead”

Prayin’ – Plan B (The Defamation of Strickland Banks)

“Why would you lie about how much coal you have?
Why would you lie about something dumb like that?”

Oxford Comma – Vampire Weekend (Vampire Weekend)

“You can’t have too many good times, children
You can’t have too many lines”
Prettiest Eyes – Beautiful South (Miaow)

“Don’t the best of them bleed it out
While the rest of them peter out”
My Hero – Foo Fighters (The Colour and the Shape)

“Girl please excuse me if I’m coming too strong
But tonight is the night we can really let go
My girlfriend is out of town and I’m all alone
Your boyfriend is on vacation and he doesn’t have to know”
I Like It – Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull (Euphoria)

“There’s only one me in the galaxy
I am an endangered species”

The World Should Revolve Around Me – Little Jackie (The Stoop)

“Peter Pumpkinhead put to shame
Governments who would slur his name
Plots and sex scandals failed outright
Peter merely said ‘Any kind of love is alright!'”
The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead – XTC (Nonsuch)

“Where did I go wrong?
I lost a friend somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life”

How To Save A Life – The Fray (How To Save A Life)

“But it’s just the price I pay
Destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes
’cause I’m Mr Brightside”

Mr. Brightside – The Killers (Hot Fuss)

“Do you really wanna be like them?
Do you really wanna be another trend?
Do you wanna be part of their crowd?
’cause I don’t ever wanna
I don’t ever wanna be you”

The Anthem – Good Charlotte (The Young and the Hopeless)

“I don’t know where
Confused about how as well
Just know that these things will never change for us at all

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world”

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol (Eyes Open)

“All by myself
Cause I don’t want to drag you down, hold you down, ’cause you’re a friend
I blame myself
I guess you think it’s funny now, funny now”

Just A Day – Feeder (Seven Days In The Sun [SINGLE])

“But who am I to dream?
Dreams are for fools
they let you down…”

Wonderful World – James Morrison (Undiscovered)

“You know, you know, no you don’t, you don’t”
All These Things That I’ve Done – The Killers (Hot Fuss)

“And if you have a minute why don’t we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything
So why don’t we go somewhere only we know?

Somewhere Only We Know – Keane (Hopes And fears)

“You know there’s no need to hide away
You know I tell the truth
We are just the same”

Universe & U – KT Tunstall (Eye to the Telescope)

“Trying to live without your love is one long sleepless night
Let me show you girl that I know wrong from right
Every street you walk on I leave tear stains on the ground
Following the girl I didn’t even want around!”

I Want You Back – The Jackson Five (Diana Ross presents The Jackson 5)

“We never went to church, just get on with work and sometimes things’ll hurt
But it’s hit me since you left us
And it’s so hard not to search

If you were still about I’d ask you what i’m supposed to do now
I just get a bit scared every now

I hope I made you proud”
Never Went to Church – The Streets (Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living)

“There’s so much more that I wanted and
There’s so much more that I needed and
Time keeps moving on and on and on
Soon we’ll all be gone”

Man Overboard – Blink 182 (The Mark, Tom and Travis Show)

“For those who feel they’ve been mis-treated
Discriminated, robbed or cheated
To claim one victory inspired
To win just once is their desire”

To Win Just Once – The Saw Doctors (Same Oul’ Town)

“I’ll tell what I think
I think she’s a cow”

You’re My Mate – Right Said Fred (Fredhead)

“Begging for so much more than you could ever give
And I don’t want you to adore me, don’t want you to ignore me”

Muscle Museum – Muse (Showbiz)

“I miss those days and I miss those ways
When I got lost in fantasies, in a cartoon land of mysteries
In a place you won’t grow old, in a place you won’t feel cold”

Innocent Eyes – Delta Goodrem (Innocent Eyes)

“And can you still love me when you can’t see me anymore?”
Other Side of the World – KT Tunstall (Eye to the Telescope)

“Why can’t they understand the way we feel?
They just don’t trust what they can’t explain
I know we’re different but deep inside us
We’re not that different at all”

You’ll Be In My Heart – Phil Collins (Tarzan OST)

“Fate fell short this time
Your smile fades in the summer
Place your hand in mine
I’ll leave when I wanna”

Feeling This – Blink 182 (Blink 182)

“I’m all set for the summer
All set for the sun
But Oh god! Will it ever stop raining?
Oh god! Will it ever stop raining!?”

Will It Ever Stop Raining – The Saw Doctors (Songs From Sun STreet)

“Carry on smiling
And the world will smile with you”

Life is a Flower- Ace of Base (Flowers)

“And I don’t want you to adore me
Don’t want you to ignore me
When it pleases you
Yeah, and I’ll do it on my own
And I’ll do it all by myself
You will never make it”

Muscle Museum – Muse (Showbiz)

“Pressure cooker pick my brain and tell me I’m insane
I’m so f***ing happy I could cry
Every joke can have it’s truth but now the joke’s on you
I never knew you were such a funny guy”

Nice Guys Finish Last – Green Day (Nimrod)

“Why don’t you carry on with what you’re doing
Cause there’s always trouble brewing
You’ve got to find a way to make a better day
Oh Marian…
Why don’t you carry on with your merry men
And make heroes out of each of them
You’ve got to find a place to make a better space
Oh Marian”

Maid Marian and her Merry Men TV Theme

“So far from home
My cry of pain
Won’t ease my longing heart

I miss you mam
I miss you dad
I’m falling apart

Now when I look out my window
Through a winter’s evening rain
I see the same sky
You see at home
Somehow it’s not the same

Yes, and I’m longing to get home
How I miss all your loving smiles
Oh how the winter bites
When you’re so far away
For so long
For far too long

Is my girl still there
Does she visit you
Is she still as pretty as ever?

Does she ask for me?
‘Cos I long for her
I need her more than ever

Tell her it won’t be long
Until I’m home to stay
I won’t ever go again
By her side I’ll always stay

Yes, and I’m longing to get home
How I miss all your loving smiles
And oh how the winter bites
When you’re so far away
For so long

Yes oh how the winter bites
When you’re so far away
For so long
For far too long”

Midnight Express (Live) – The Saw Doctors (This Is Me [SINGLE])

“And he doesn’t even have to say owt
She’s in the stance ready to get picked up
Bet she’s delighted when she sees him
Pulling in and giving her the eye
Because she must be f***ing freezing
Scantily clad beneath the clear night sky
It doesn’t stop in the winter, no!”

When The Sun Goes Down – Arctic Monkeys (Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not)

“You walk like you’re in a daze
Unresponsive eyes in a distant gaze
Like all the good times have flown away
And the memory leaves a bitter taste”

Burn Baby Burn – Ash (Free All Angels)

“It was like shooting a sitting duck
A little smalltalk, a smile and baby I was stuck”

Lay All Your Love On Me – ABBA (Souper Trouper)

“On comes the panic light
Holding on with fingers and feelings alike
But the time has come
To move along”

Other Side of the World – KT Tunstall (Eye to the Telescope)

“And you are such a fool
To worry like you do
I know it’s tough
And you can never get enough
Of what you don’t really need now…”

Stuck In A Moment – U2 (All That You Can’t Leave Behind)

“Who’s his jills with the valentine slider
Sling him a lush he’s a miller to go
Plank the monkey, you can kiss my relic
Button your clawber, you’re a holy show
And I want a G from Pat McGee”

Sound Sham – The Saw Doctors (Play It Again Sham)

“If life has a meaning
That goes deeper than surviving
Maybe I would dash up off my chair
Some say go to church
Others say lets raise a family
Others walk around without a care”

Funny World – The Saw Doctors (The Cure)

“Suddenly I see, this is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see, why the hell it means so much to me”

Suddenly I See – KT Tunstall (Eye to the Telescope)

“I am small
And the world is big
But I’m not afraid of anything”

How Does It Feel – Avril Lavigne (Under My Skin)

“Will you come home and stop this pain tonight?”
I Miss You – Blink 182 (Blink 182)

“The freedom that you wanted back
Is yours for good, I hope you’re glad
Sad into un-sad”

A Little Time – The Beautiful South (Choke)

“I will not cease from mental fight
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand
‘Til we have built Jerusalem
In England’s green and pleasant land”

Jerusalem – William Blake

“We need a change
So do it today
‘Cause I can see a clear horizon”

Proud – Heather Small (Proud)

“Would you please one more time?
(Go on outta that, we don’t believe you)”

That’s What She Said Last Night – The Saw Doctors (If This Is Rock & Roll, I Want My Old Job Back)

“I believed that you’d always be here
And once you promised a life with no fear
Please don’t break my ideals
And say what’s fake was always real”

Shine – Muse (Feeling Good [SINGLE])

“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”

Sit Down – James (Gold Mother)

“I would like to leave this city
This old town don’t smell too pretty and

I can feel the warning signs running around my mind”
Half the World Away – Oasis (Whatever [SINGLE])

“Six bottles went down the drain
One hour’s a waste of time
I’d ask if you feel the same
Still pushing that chance to try
Your breath in this cool room chill
Long hair that blows side to side
You speak and make time stand still
And each time you walk right on by”

Violence – Blink 182 (Blink 182)

“I don’t care if you don’t
I don’t care if you don’t
I don’t care if you don’t care”

Jesus Of Suburbia – Green Day (American idiot)

“But it’s off with the coat in the evening
Out past the trolleys and home
In her mind she’s got someone shes dying to meet
Her hand leaps with the ring of the phone”

Small Bit Of Love – The Saw Doctors (Play It Again Sham!)

“Are you afraid of being alone? – cos I am…”
I’m Lost Without You – Blink 182 (Untitled)

“Not only is he tactless but
He’s also rather dim
For there’s eleven of us and
There’s only one of him”

Joseph’s Dreams – Joseph and the Amazing Techicolour Dreamcoat Soundtrack

“Cause I’ll be good to you in every way
I’ll give you lovin’ baby every day
A lovin’ that’s good and that’s alright
A lovin’ like an oven on the coldest night”

If You Don’t Love Me (I’ll Kill Myself) – Pete Droge (Necktie Second)

“And if your glass heart should crack
And for a second you turn back
Oh no, be strong
Walk on, Walk on
What you got, they can’t steal it
No they can’t even feel it”

Walk On – U2 (All That You Can’t Leave Behind)

“Where do we go (life’s temporary)
After we’re gone (like new years resolutions)
Why is this hard (do you recognize me)
I know I’m wrong (but I can’t help believin’)”

Stockholm Syndrome – Blink 182 (Blink 182)

“Look to the stars
Let hope burn in your eyes
And we’ll love and we’ll hope and we’ll die
All to no avail”

Stockholm Syndrome – Muse (Absolution)

“I’m ripe with things to say
The words rot and fall away”

Stay Together For The Kids – Blink 182 (Take Off Your Pants and Jacket)

“And I do talk meself
Cos I’m my only best friend
It’s Sunday night, nearly Monday morning again…
It’s just the same old story, same oul town”

Same Oul Town – The Saw Doctors (Same Oul Town)

“So far away
I don’t want to stay
Get me outta here right now
I just want to be free
Is there a possibility?
Get me out of here right now”

Homecoming – Green Day (American Idiot)

“And I’ll hide from the world
Behind a broken frame
And I’ll run forever
I can’t face the shame”

Sunburn – Muse (Showbiz)

“Don’t stop, never give up
Hold you head high and reach the top
Let the world see what you have got”

Bring It All Back – S Club 7 (S Club)

“Don’t do drugs
So there’ll be more for me”

The Kids – Eminem (The Marshall Mathers LP)

“Yeah you root sheep”
Britney, You Suck – Bob Bigcock

“Drain the pressure from the swelling
This sensation’s overwhelming
Give me a long kiss goodnight, and everything’ll be alright…”

Give Me Novacaine – Green Day (American Idiot)

“Self expressed, exhausting for all
To see, and to be, what you want and what you need”

Citizen Erased – Muse (Origin of Symmetry)

“So here it is again
Rape and pillage proves
To win the public vote”

The Groove – Muse (Time is Running Out)

“But at least we took the challenge
We didn’t just pretend
Never mind the strangers, cos I’ll always
Always be your friend… until the end”

Never Mind the Stangers – The Saw Doctors (All The Way From Tuam)

“Tycoon was sad cos he had too much money
Wanted a family, now isn’t that funny?”

Everybody Dreams – Paul Cunniffe (Friends, Demos, B-Sides [The Saw Doctors])

“I can’t be too cool in a tree with my pants down”
Voyeur – Blink 182 (Dude Ranch)

“If you want it – you can have it
But you gotta learn to reach out there and grab it”

Photograph – Weezer (The Green Album)

“Oh – you want me to watch my mouth – how?
Take my fu***** eyeballs out, and turn em around?”

Who Knew – Eminem (The Marshall Mathers LP)

“This is where your sanity gives in
And love begins”

Paralysed – The Cardigans (Gran Turismo)

“I’m not a perfect person
theres many things I wish I didn’t do
but I continue learning…”

The Reason – Hoobastank (The Reason)

“…maybe I just misunderstood…”
Falling Away With You – Muse (Absolution)

“Days when I still felt alive, we couldn’t wait to get outside
The world was wide, too late to try”

Adam’s Song – Blink 182 (Enema of the State)

“Stop tugging on my cerebellum”
Bulbous Woman – Porcupine Parenthesis

“Sometimes I get so weird, I even freak myself out
I laugh myself to sleep it’s my lullaby”

Anything But Ordinary – Avril Lavigne (Let Go)

“Sometimes it makes me want to laugh…
Sometimes I wanna take my toaster in the bath”

M+M’s – Blink 182 (Cheshire Cat)

“Something that begins with M and ends in alas”
Matrimony – Gilbert O’Sullivan (Himself)

“You can take it in your hand a while
You have it now that’s the style
Between the finger and the thumb
A gentle steady strum”

D’Ya Wanna Play My Guitar – The Saw Doctors (Songs from Sun Street)

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