Saturday, October 9, 2010

John Lennon - Free As a Bird

This song was actually produced after John Lennon died. Yoko Ono gave a tape made at home while he was writing it to the other former Beatles members. They used it, along with additional recording tracks to make this final release. Amazing!



Free as a bird,
it's the next best thing to be.
Free as a bird.

Home, home and dry,
like a homing bird I'll fly
as a bird on wings.

Whatever happened to
the lives that we once knew?
Can we really live without each other?

Where did we lose the touch
that seemed to mean so much?
It always made me feel so...

Free as a bird,
like the next best thing to be.
Free as a bird.

Home, home and dry,
like a homing bird I'll fly
as a bird on wings.

Whatever happened to
the life that we once knew?
Always made me feel so free.

Free as a bird.
It's the next best thing to be.
Free as a bird.
Free as a bird.
Free as a bird.

John Lennon - A Working Class Hero



As soon as your born they make you feel small,
By giving you no time instead of it all,
Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all,
A working class hero is something to be,
A working class hero is something to be.
They hurt you at home and they hit you at school,
They hate you if you're clever and they despise a fool,
Till you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules,
A working class hero is something to be,
A working class hero is something to be.
When they've tortured and scared you for twenty odd years,
Then they expect you to pick a career,
When you can't really function you're so full of fear,
A working class hero is something to be,
A working class hero is something to be.
Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV,
And you think you're so clever and classless and free,
But you're still fucking peasents as far as I can see,
A working class hero is something to be,
A working class hero is something to be.
There's room at the top they are telling you still,
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill,
If you want to be like the folks on the hill,
A working class hero is something to be.
A working class hero is something to be.
If you want to be a hero well just follow me,
If you want to be a hero well just follow me.

John Lennon - Watching The Wheels

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN, WE MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU!




People say I'm crazy doing what I'm doing,
Well they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin,
When I say that I'm o.k. they look at me kind of strange,
Surely your not happy now you no longer play the game,

People say I'm lazy dreaming my life away,
Well they give me all kinds of advice designed to enlighten me,
When I tell that I'm doing Fine watching shadows on the wall,
Don't you miss the big time boy you're no longer on the ball?

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,

People asking questions lost in confusion,
Well I tell them there's no problem,
Only solutions,
Well they shake their heads and they look at me as if I've lost my mind,
I tell them there's no hurry...
I'm just sitting here doing time,

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.

Alan Parsons Project - Time Machine

Alan Parsons is best known for his talent for mastering in the studio for such great bands as Pink Floyd! His music is visionary, even today.

Pink Floyd - On The Turning Away

Another great song from one of the best bands of ALL TIME!



On the turning away
From the pale and downtrodden
And the words they say
Which we won't understand

Don't accept that what's happening
Is just a case of others' suffering
Or you'll find that you're joining in
The turning away

It's a sin that somehow
Light is changing to shadow
And casting it's shroud
Over all we have known
Unaware how the ranks have grown
Driven on by a heart of stone
We could find that we're all alone
In the dream of the proud

On the wings of the night
As the daytime is stirring
Where the speechless unite
In a silent accord
Using words you will find are strange
And mesmerized as they light the flame
Feel the new wind of change
On the wings of the night

(Break)

No more turning away
From the weak and the weary
No more turning away
From the coldness inside
Just a world that we all must share
It's not enough just to stand and stare
Is it only a dream that there'll be
No more turning away?

The Pretenders - Back On The Chain Gang

No one can beat Chrissie Hynde!



I found a picture of you, oh oh oh
What hijacked my world that night
To a place in the past
We've been cast out of, oh oh oh
Now we're back in the fight

We're back on the train, hey
Oh, back on the chain gang

A circumstance beyond our control, oh oh oh
The phone, the TV and the news of the world
Got in the house like a pigeon from hell, oh oh oh
Threw sand in our eyes and descended like flies

Put us back on the train, yeah
Oh, back on the chain gang

(Break)

The powers that be
That force us to live like we do
Bring me to my knees
When I see what they've done to you

But I'll die as I stand here today
Knowing that deep in my heart
They'll fall to ruin one day
For making us part

I found a picture of you, oh oh oh
Those were the happiest days of my life
Like a break in the battle was your part, oh oh oh
In the wretched life of a lonely heart

Now we're back on the train, yeah
Oh, back on the chain gang

Madonna - Jump

One of Madonna's best!



There's only so much you can learn in one place
The more that I wait, the more time that I waste

I haven't got much time to waste
It's time to make my way
I'm not afraid of what I'll face
But I'm afraid to stay
I'm going down my own road and I can make it alone
I'll work and I'll fight till I find a place of my own

Are you ready to jump
Get ready to jump
Don't ever look back oh baby
Yes, I'm ready to jump
Just take my hand
get ready to jump

We learned our lesson from the start
My sisters and me
The only thing you can depend on Is your family
Life's gonna drop you down like a limb from a tree
It sways and it swings and it bends until it makes you see

Are you ready to jump
Get ready to jump
Don't ever look back oh baby
Yes, I'm ready to jump
Just take my hand
get ready to jump

Are you ready?

There's only so much you can learn in one place
The more that you wait
The more time that you waste

I'll work and I'll fight till I find a place of my own

It sways and it swings and it bends until you make it your own

You make it alone
You make it alone

(my sisters and me)

Are you ready to jump
Get ready to jump
Don't ever look back oh baby
Yes, I'm ready to jump
Just take my hand
get ready to jump

Are you ready to jump
Get ready to jump
Don't ever look back oh baby
Yes, I'm ready to jump
Just take my hand
get ready to jump

Are you ready.........

Moody Blues - Gemini Dream

Anyone who may have ever entertained the idea that the Moody Blues is all SYNTH and only can pull it off in the studio needs to take a look at this video. I get tired just watching! Moody Blues is certainly one of those bands where their music stands on it's own, without all the glitz and hype of splashy stage shows.


Long time no see
Short time for you and me
So fine, so good
We're on the road
Like you knew we would

First night, so long
A state of mind
What can go wrong
We're here the time is right
To rock 'n' roll
Right right through the night

Make it work out
Make it work
Make it work out
Make it work out
For each other tonight

Stage fright, candle light
You can let go
Tonight's the night
Came back for you
Glad to see
That you came too

There's a place a Gemini dream
There's no escaping from the love we have seen
So come with me,
So come with me turn night to day
You gonna wake up
You know you gonna wake up in a Gemini dream

Turned round to see
Where we've been
And what we believe
In life, love
Take a chance
See it through you'll be glad
That you came too

There's a place a Gemini dream
There's no escaping from the love we have seen
So come with me,
So come with me turn night to day
You gonna wake up
You know you gonna wake up in a Gemini dream

Long time no see
The lights go up
For you and me
We're here the time is right
To rock 'n' roll
Right through the night

Living it
Believing it
Wanting it
Make it work out
Make it work
Make it work out
Make it work out
For each other tonight

Long time no see
Short time for you and me
So fine so far so good
We're on the road
Like you knew we would

Dire Straits - Sultons of Swing

I went for a good quality sound track over the live versions. Bonus- Lyrics are included on the video.



You get a shiver in the dark
It's raining in the park but meantime
South of the river you stop and you hold everything
A band is blowin' Dixie double four time
You feel alright when you hear the music ring

And now you step inside but you don't see too many faces
Comin' in out of the rain to hear the jazz go down
Competition in other places
Oh but the horns they blowin' that sound
Way on down south, way on down south London town

You check out Guitar George, he knows all the chords
Mine he's strictly rhythm he doesn't wanna make it cry or sing
And an old guitar is all he can afford
When he gets up under the lights to play his thing

And Harry doesn't mind, if he doesn't make the scene
He's got a daytime job, he's doin' alright
He can play the honky tonk like anything
Savin' it up for Friday night
With the Sultans... with the Sultans of Swing

And a crowd of young boys they're fooling around in the corner
Drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles
They don't give a damn about any trumpet playing band
It ain't what they call rock and roll
And the Sultans... yeah the Sultans play Creole
......Creole

(Break)

And then the man he steps right up to the microphone
And says at last just as the time bell rings
Goodnight, now it's time to go home'
And he makes it fast with one more thing
We are the Sultans...
We are the Sultans of Swing

REO Speedwagon - Ridin' The Storm Out

Great song!



Ridin' the storm out
Waitin' for the thaw out
On a full moon night
in the rocky mountain winter

My wine bottle's low
watching for the snow
Thinking 'bout
what I'm missing in the city

(chorus)
And I'm not missin' a thing
Watchin' the full moon crossin' the range
Ridin' the storm out
Ridin' the storm out
Ridin' the storm out
Ridin' the storm out

My lady's beside me
she's there to guide me
She says that alone
we've finally found our home

The wind outside is frightning
But it's kinder than the
lightning life in the city
It's a hard life to live
but it gives back what you give

(chorus)

Ridin' the storm out
Waitin' for the thaw out
On a full moon night
in the rocky mountain winter

My wine bottle's low
watching for the snow
Thinking 'bout
what I've been missing in the city

(chorus)

3 Door Down - Krytonite

Great drum work is the hallmark of this video and perfectly compliments the talent in 3 Doors Down and quality of the song.



I took a walk around the world
To ease my troubled mind
I left my body laying somewhere
In the sands of time
But I watched the world float
To the dark side of the moon

I feel there is nothing I can do, yeah

I watched the world float
To the dark side of the moon
After all I knew it had to be
Something to do with you
I really don’t mind what happens now and then
As long as you’ll be my friend at the end

If I go crazy then will you still
Call me Superman
If I’m alive and well, will you be
There a-holding my hand
I’ll keep you by my side
With my superhuman might
Kryptonite

You called me strong, you called me weak,
But still your secrets I will keep
You took for granted all the times
I never let you down
You stumbled in and bumped your head,
If not for me then you'd be dead
I picked you up and put you back
On solid ground

If I go crazy then will you still
Call me Superman
If I’m alive and well,
Will you be there a-holding my hand
I’ll keep you by my side
With my superhuman might
Kryptonite

If I go crazy then will you still
Call me Superman
If I’m alive and well, will you be there
Holding my hand
I’ll keep you by my side
With my superhuman might
Kryptonite
Yeah!!

If I go crazy then will you still
Call me Superman
If I'm alive and well,
Will you be there a-holding my hand
I'll keep you by my side
With my superhuman might
Kryptonite
Yeah!!

Lindsey Buckingham - Big Love

I picked this version of this song because of the exemplary guitar work demonstrated!



Looking out for love
In the night so still
Oh I'll build you a kingdom
In that house on the hill
Looking out for love
Big, big love

You said that you love me
And that you always will
Oh, you begged me to keep ya
In that house on the hill
Looking out for love
Big, big love

(Oh, oh, oh, oh)

I wake up alone
With it all
I wake up
But only to fall

Looking out for love
Big, big love
Just looking out for love
Big, big love

[Instrumental + oh, uh, oh, uh, oh, uh, oh, uh...]
FADES OUT

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pink - Stupid Girls



(Uhhuh, uhhuh)
Stupid girl
(Woo)
Stupid girls
Stupid girls

Maybe if I act like that
That guy will call me back
Porno paparazzi girls (yeah)
I don't wanna be a stupid girl (uhhuh)

Go to Fred Segal, you'll find them there
Laughing loud, so all the little people stare
Looking for a daddy, to pay for the champagne
Droppin' names

What happened to the dream of a girl president?
She's dancing in the video Next to 50 Cent
They travel in packs of two and three
With their itsy bitsy doggies, and their teeny-weeny tees

Where, oh where, have the smart people gone?
Oh where, oh where could they be?
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)

Maybe if I act like that (woo)
That guy will call me back (uh-huh, uh-huh)
Porno paparazzi girls
I don't wanna be a stupid girl

Maybe if I act like that
Flippin' my blond hair back (yeah)
Push up my bra like that (uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh)
I don't wanna be a stupid girl

(Break it down, now)

The disease is growing, it's epidemic
I'm scared that there ain't a cure
The world believes it, and I'm going crazy
I cannot take any more

I'm so glad that I'll never fit in
That will never be me
Outcasts and girls with ambition
That's what I wanna see (c'mon)

Disaster's all around
((Disaster's all around))
A World of despair
((A world of despair))
Your only concern;
"Will they fuck up my hair?"
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/p/pink/stupid_girls.html ]
Maybe if I act like that (yeah, yes)
That guy will call me back (woo)
Porno paparazzi girls
I don't wanna be a stupid girl

Maybe if I act like that (uh-huh, uh-huh, do ya thing)
Flippin' my blond hair back (do ya thing)
Push up my bra like that
I don't wanna be a stupid girl (yeah, yeah, uh)

(Do ya thing, do ya thing, do ya thing, do ya thing, do ya, huh)
(I like this, like this, like this)

Pretty will you fuck me girl
Silly I'm so lucky girl
Pull my hair I'll suck it girl
Stupid girl!

Pretty will you fuck me girl
Silly I'm so lucky girl
Pull my hair I'll suck it girl
Stupid girl!

((Maybe if I act))
Maybe if I act like that
Flipping my blond hair back
((Maybe if I act))
Push up my bra like that
Stupid girl!
((girl girl girl))

Maybe if I act like that
((Maybe if I act like that))
That guy will call me back
((That guy will call me back))
Porno paparazzi girls
((Porno paparazzi girls))
I don't wanna be a stupid girl

((Stupid girl))

Maybe if I act like that
((Maybe if I act like that))
Flippin' my blond hair back
((Flipping my blond hair back))
Push up my bra like that
((Push up my bra like that))
I don't wanna be a stupid girl
((Stupid girl))

Maybe if I act like that
((Stupid girl))
Flipping my blond hair back
((Stupid girl))
Push up my bra like that
((Stupid girl))
Stupid girl.

Stupid girl
((Stupid girl))
Stupid girl
((Stupid girl))
Stupid girl
((Stupid girl))

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Evanescence - Bring Me To Life



How can you see into my eyes like open doors?
Leading you down into my core where I’ve become so numb
Without a soul my spirit sleeping somewhere cold
until you find it there and lead it back home

(Wake me up)
Wake me up inside
(I can’t wake up)
Wake me up inside
(Save me)
call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up)
bid my blood to run
(I can’t wake up)
before I come undone
(Save me)
save me from the nothing I’ve become

now that I know what I’m without
you can't just leave me
breathe into me and make me real
bring me to life

(Wake me up)
Wake me up inside
(I can’t wake up)
Wake me up inside
(Save me)
call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up)
bid my blood to run
(I can’t wake up)
before I come undone
(Save me)
save me from the nothing I’ve become

Bring me to life
(I've been living a lie, there's nothing inside)
Bring me to life

frozen inside without your touch
Without your love, darling
only you are the life among the dead

all this time I can't believe I couldn't see
kept in the dark but you were there in front of me
I’ve been sleeping a thousand years it seems
got to open my eyes to everything
Without a thought, without a voice, without a soul
don't let me die here
there must be something more
bring me to life

(Wake me up)
Wake me up inside
(I can’t wake up)
Wake me up inside
(Save me)
call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up)
bid my blood to run
(I can’t wake up)
before I come undone
(Save me)
save me from the nothing I’ve become

(Bring me to life)
I’ve been living a lie, there’s nothing inside
(Bring me to life)
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