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Old 07-26-2006, 02:07 PM
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Re: The most important sentences in prog rock lyrics

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such a fine group of lyrics i'll add these from Echolyn's Mei:

"We were careless...To be taken by such misery
That tastes of violence—the saints are silent—God won't perform here anymore!"


and this gem further on:
"My love is pale....a perfect...shade of...fear"

and my fav in the song
"I would do anything it takes to feel the sun again...I am ready to receive"

good thread
Although I can't make Progday (AGAIN!) to see Echolyn, they shold roll through Baltimore soon enough. I'll remember to mention this....forgot about them. The last song on As the World (Never the Same) is also unforgettable..

"Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die", "I will see you again on the other side, someday" and the particularly gripping,

"Remember what's been given, not taken away". Words to live by....
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Old 07-26-2006, 03:48 PM
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Re: The most important sentences in prog rock lyrics

"It's pasties and a G-string, beer and a shot
Portland through a shot glass and a Buffalo squeeze
Popcorn, front row, higher than a kite, and I'll be back tomorrow night,
And I'll be back tomorrow night"

Just a portion of the epic "Pasties and a G-string" by Tom Waits
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"It's pasties and a G-string, beer and a shot
Portland through a shot glass and a Buffalo squeeze
Popcorn, front row, higher than a kite, and I'll be back tomorrow night,
And I'll be back tomorrow night"

Just a portion of the epic "Pasties and a G-string" by Tom Waits
Kev I sense a theme with you...but I can't put my finger on it....

Don't make me start with the Ian Gillian (the master of the double entendre)
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:45 AM
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Re: The most important sentences in prog rock lyrics

"Tongue-tied and twisted, just an earthbound misfit, I."
-Pink Floyd

"Time stand still - I'm not looking back but I want to look around me now."
-Rush

"I take the longest walks, it always does me good."
-King's X

"If I could wave a magic wand
And make my dreams come true
I'd make my feelings go away
And make you want me too"
-King's X

"I ate the crumbs and spilled the wine - the thought that counts."
-King's X

"Let me take my thoughts away to think about another day
remembering the times I pray to help me deal with me,
to be the Dogman."
-King's X
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"Tongue-tied and twisted, just an earthbound misfit, I."
-Pink Floyd

"Time stand still - I'm not looking back but I want to look around me now."
-Rush
I hate that Floyd song...musically that is. Pop garbage.

Some moron at the Aimee Mann show was shouting "Time Stand Still"...like she's going to play a song she sang 2 lines for, instead of her many solo songs

THREE King's X songs! Wow! I always thought Doug's lyrics were like early Spock's Beard...vapid...but love the music...King's X is everywhere!
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"No matter how closely I study it,
no matter how I take it apart,
no matter how I break it down,
It remains consistant.
I wish you were here to see it.
I like it."
/King Crimson/
yeah but you forgot the more memorable part of that:

I repeat myself when under stress,
I repeat myself when under stress,
I repeat myself when under stress,
...

All work and no play makes Jack really *&^@#^#ing horny.
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yeah but you forgot the more memorable part of that:

I repeat myself when under stress,
I repeat myself when under stress,
I repeat myself when under stress,
...

All work and no play makes Jack really *&^@#^#ing horny.
Your profile includes a Star Trek line....sweet!
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:27 PM
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This foolish game, oh it's still the same
The notes go dancin' off in the air
And don't you believe it's true, the music is all for you
It's really all we've got to share
Cause Rockin' and Rollin', it's only howlin' at the Moon.
It's only howlin' at the Moon.

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Re: The most important sentences in prog rock lyrics

Just a thought, there may be a benefit in fine tuning this thread. I see the responses are all over the place (which isn't bad, but makes things a bit hard to follow). I'm thinking along the lines of "most inspirational lyrics", "favorite prog lines from the 70's", "I can out-quote anybody so here's 5 or more 1 liners", "best lyrics re: religion" etc. As I was reading this thread I had a few things I sort of wanted to respond to, but by the time I finished reading, I was feeling schizophrenic!
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Washing the memories from her husband's clothes
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Re: The most important sentences in prog rock lyrics

Ange : sur la trace des fées

Jadis, avec Pierre et Gladys
On les voyait passer en robe blanche
Au ruisseau qui traînait nos rêves
Vers un écrin de joie
Nous suivions la trace des fées
C'était au mois de mai

Vole, blonde tête folle,
On les voyait quitter leur robe blanche
Un torrent de cheveux dorés
Léchait nos yeux de soie
Nous étions sur la trace des fées
C'était au mois de mai

J'étais le prince sur son carrosse
Ma muse pleurait aux étoiles
Puis je redevins le chien.

Jadis, cachées sous les fleurs de lys
On les voyait flâner en robe blanche
Au pays où la bise enlace les gens aux mille pleurs
Nous suivions la trace des fées
C'était au mois de mai

Vole, vole, blonde nympholle
On les entendait rire en robe blanche
Et le gazon du parc s'imbibait à nos pieds d'enfant
Nous étions sur la trace des fées
C'était au mois de mai

J'étais le prince sur son carrosse
Ma muse pleurait aux étoiles
Puis je redevins le chien.
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Re: The most important sentences in prog rock lyrics

This was the quote I used as the original slogan when I started the Gibraltar progrock mailing list way back in...whenever I started that (1989?):

"Art as expression
Not as market campaigns
Will still capture our imaginations
Given the same
State of integrity
It will surely help us along"

To me, that always summed up what I liked about prog. (it's from "Natural Science" on Rush's _Permanent Waves_ album)
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Re: The most important sentences in prog rock lyrics

OK, I'll play. I dunno 'bout most *important*, but some I like a lot are:

"A seasoned witch could call you from the depths of your disgrace
And rearrange your liver to the solid mental grace.
And achieve it all with music that came quickly from afar,
Then taste the fruit of man recorded losing all against the hour"
-- Jon Anderson, Close To The Edge
(wtf? nonsensical, but I love the imagery and vocal rhythm of it)

"Us, and them, and after all we're only ordinary men.
Me, and you. God only knows, it's not what we would choose to do.
Forward he cried, from the rear, and the front rank died.
And the generals sat and the lines on the map moved from side to side.
Black and blue, and who knows which is which and who is who.
Up and down, but in the end, it's only round and round.
Haven't you heard it's a battle of words, the poster bearer cried.
Listen son, said the man with the gun, there's room for you inside.
Down and out, it cant be helped, but there's a lot of it about.
With, without, and who'll deny it's what the fighting's all about?
Out of the way, it's a busy day, I've got things on my mind.
For want of the price of tea and a slice, the old man died."
-- Roger Waters, Us & Them
(nice how he plays with the echo AND says something poignant)

"As he stumbled on his ____.
He was delighted as it stiffened, and ripped right through his sock!
Oh, Saint Alphonzo would be proud of me!
He shouted down the block:
Dominus vobiscum, et cum spiritu tuo!
Won't you eat my sleazy pancakes just for saintly Alphonzo!?"
-- Frank Zappa, Father O'Blivion
(again with the vocal rhythm, and funny to boot!)

Maybe the Us & Them lyric could compete for most *important* prog lyric.
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Re: The most important sentences in prog rock lyrics

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This was the quote I used as the original slogan when I started the Gibraltar progrock mailing list way back in...whenever I started that (1989?):
You're not referring by chance to the GEPR are you?

which by the way, why isn't Auralmoon linking to the GEPR for artist info ?
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Old 08-04-2006, 04:29 PM
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Re: The most important sentences in prog rock lyrics

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(it's from "Natural Science" on Rush's _Permanent Waves_ album)
From the same album - a quote that to me sums up the dichotomy between art for art's sake and art for money.


"All this machinery making modern music can still be open-hearted
Not so coldly charted, it's really just a question of your honesty - yeah, your honesty

One likes to believe in the freedom of music
But glittering prizes and endless compromises shatter the illusion of integrity"
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