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Thread: Favourite Lyrics

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    Favourite Lyrics

    These are some of mine:

    "One song at a time, I get their advice
    And the pain melts away like whiskey on ice"
    (GOTS)

    "Like a cigarette without a light
    Like a whippoorwill without the night
    A broken buzz that's lost its high" (L)

    "When you laid my body down,
    and then got drunk on me like wine"
    (TSTWUTMLT)

    "Tonight all I need is a stranger,
    Lips with a whiskey chaser,
    And a corner booth kiss
    To make me forget that he's gone" (DA)

    "He's in a hotel room with the TV on
    Getting lost in the static with the curtains drawn
    Knowing this could be the time that gets her gone
    For good
    He'd quit if he could"
    (SpBo)

    "it ain't always pretty as a picture,
    And it ain't a mansion on a hill
    It's perfectly imperfect
    It's worth more than its worth" (K)



    And - just about the whole of that song, that cuts to the heart of grief - (TB)
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    Thanks for this thread! I'll have to think about it some more and post mine!
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    "Thank you for that ‘Captain Obvious’ sense of humor because you know what, we not only hit the high notes, you forgot to mention we generally hit the ‘right’ notes as well."
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    Thanks so much Danielle!

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    I never heard of a whip-poor-will in my life.. thanks carrie for teaching me something new lol
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    Cause way down here in the world where I am, the sun don't shine
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    Spinning Bottles, the part when Carrie sings:

    This ain't a game
    Nobody wins
    Yeah, nobody gets lucky when that bottle spins
    Again and again ...

    Such a powerful, stripped-down song. She totally sold it.
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    Top 5:

    My personal fav is from The Bullet:

    The grass grows back around the stone
    And friends stop checking in on the phone
    The camera crews have all moved on
    But the wound’s still open


    I’ve never lost anyone to gun violence, but losing anyone you really love in general just crushes you. It stays with you long after you appear to be fine to everyone around you - I’m sure a lot of people can connect with that.

    Kingdom

    It’s been late nights, a few good fights, wouldn’t sleep until we worked things out
    It’s been long days of leaning on faith, even when we had our doubts
    Barely getting by, stretched to the limits
    All the hard times no I wouldn’t trade a minute
    It made us who we are


    A bit cheesy but true to life. The hard times feel unbearable as you’re living through them, but they shape you in the end so you end up feeling grateful for them in a weird way.

    Backsliding:

    And we keep pushing, pulling back, sliding
    Pushing, pulling, slipping back, sliding
    I keep asking myself, keep asking myself
    Why do I need you and nobody else?
    If we're not meant to be then why do we keep backsliding?


    I love this entire song, but this part especially. Love the repetition of ‘I keep asking myself’. Just a very relatable song about heartbreak.

    Low:

    I tried to see the light, baby, but I can't
    'Cause way down here in the world I am
    The sun don't shine


    Made even more poignant knowing what the song is about.

    Cry Pretty:

    I'm pretty good at keeping it together
    I hold my composure for worse or for better
    So I apologize
    If you don't like what you see
    But sometimes my emotions get the best of me


    Describes the feeling of vulernability perfectly!
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    I decided I'm going to post my favorite lyric(s) from each song!

    1. Cry Pretty -
    "It don't matter if you're in a crowd or home all alone. Yeah it's all the same when you're looking in the mirror, a picture of pain, so let it flow like a river."

    2. Ghost on the Stereo -
    "And the neighbors might think it's a haunted house, but I've never felt so alive."
    "One song at a time, I get their advice and the pain melts away, like whiskey on ice"


    3. Low -
    "I've hit rock bottom, I'm in it deep. I can't get no air, I can't get no sleep, without you by my side."

    4. Backsliding -
    "There's a million reasons why we should be happy, not looking back, living in the past, anymore. But they ain't adding up, I guess they aint enough."

    5. Southbound -
    "But Katie's the one who should take it slow, cause she's dancing on the dock, and it's only 2 o'clock. Yeah, the fish ain't biting cause the party's on, the old men are thinking bout goin' home"
    That lyric just makes me chuckle every time.

    6. That Song That We Used To Make Love To -
    "You laid my body down and then got drunk on me like wine"

    7. Drinking Alone -
    "Drowning the pain is better, with somebody else who got problems, we ain't gonna solve them, but misery loves company. "
    "It starts with a bottle of good reposado and ends with a shooter or two."


    8. The Bullet -
    "Left a hole in her heart, and it still ain't done, the bullet keeps on going."

    9. Spinning Bottles -
    "But one down, two down, three down, four, can't even recognize the man in the mirror anymore."

    10. Love Wins - No stand outs.

    11. End Up With You - No stand outs.

    12. Kingdom -
    "Thanking the Lord for this beautiful life. The love we have built, will stand the test of time."
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    few of mine


    'Cause way down here in the where I am, the sun don't shine


    "Where you laid my body down, and then got drunk on me like wine
    Don't wanna feel that bass rattle in my bones
    'Cause once I do, I know it won't leave me alone"


    "I keep asking myself, keep asking myself
    Why do I need you and nobody else?"


    "Let me make one thing clear
    You can buy me a beer, but you ain't taking me home"


    "he'd quit if he could"


    "The grass grows back around the stone
    And friends stop checkin' in on the phone
    The camera crews have all moved on
    But the wound's still open"


    "Love is a smile"
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    The entirety of Low is just really well-written. I love the lyrics to that one.

    Other favorites are:
    “You can blame it on hate or blame it on guns
    But mommas ain’t supposed to bury their sons”

    “You laid my body down and then got drunk on me like wine”

    “I believe you and me are sisters and brothers
    And I believe we’re made to be here for each other”

    Despite how listening to it bores me, I actually love the lyrics to Kingdom too.
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    I decided that the best lyrics of the album is:


    "Drownin' the pain is better
    With somebody else who got problems
    We ain't gonna solve 'em
    But misery loves company"


    The lyrics! The flow!! The attitude!!! #SlayHard
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    I haven't done this yet, so I'll pick a lyric from each song.

    Cry Pretty

    You can't turn off the flood when the dam breaks
    When all your mascara is going to waste
    When things get ugly you just gotta face
    That you can't cry pretty

    Ghosts On the Stereo

    And the neighbors might think it's a haunted house, yeah
    But I've never felt so alive

    Low

    Like a cigarette without a light
    Like a whippoorwill without the night
    A broken buzz that's lost its high
    Oh, baby, that's what I feel like

    The whole song is a masterpiece.

    Backsliding

    I keep asking myself, keep asking myself
    Why do I need you and nobody else?

    Southbound

    Yeah, we got the roof swing swingin' like a chandelier
    Little bit of heaven on the water right here

    That Song That We Used to Make Love To

    'Cause it just takes me to the place when you were mine
    Where you laid my body down, and then got drunk on me like wine
    Don't want to feel that bass rattle in my bones
    'Cause once I do, I know it won't leave me alone

    Drinking Alone

    I don't know what she did
    To make you hurt like this
    But I know just what to do
    It starts with a bottle
    Of good reposado
    And ends with a shooter or two

    The Bullet

    The grass grows back around the stone
    And friends stop checkin' in on the phone
    The camera crews have all moved on
    But the wound's still open
    The bullet keeps on goin'

    Spinning Bottles

    For three days straight, he's been nowhere to be found
    Probably drowning in the neon, where the wagon broke down

    Love Wins

    Politics and prejudice
    How the hell it'd ever come to this
    When everybody's gotta pick a side
    It don't matter if you're wrong or right

    End Up With You

    To the end of the world if you wanted to
    Yeah, 'cause you could light up the dark side of the moon

    Kingdom

    It's perfectly imperfect
    It's worth more than its worth
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