Day 111 Question 111

Day 111 Question 111:

What lyrics from a song do you remember the most?

Music is everything.  I am always amazed at how I can go from a feeling of blah to happiness in mere moments when music is turned on.  There are thousands of songs that can jerk my memory and bring me back to a time spent with family or friends.  There are two in particular that the lyrics just pluck the strings of my heart.  The first song’s lyrics mean everything to me and this song I have held onto for long over a decade.  It is a song that makes me fall in love with people…the people around me that have shown me the way through life and have made the journey so much better.  The second song…I looooove the lyrics but it brings me back to a time when I had some of the most fun.  I was still living in NY and I had an amazing group of friends.  We were together ALL OF THE TIME!!!  My really good friend Brad and I woke up one day and just traveled 5 hours together to see Dave Matthews Band and on the car ride this song was played over and over again (and surprisingly it’s not a Dave Matthews Band song).  I remember hanging out in my apartment having endless conversations with my group of friends and this song playing on repeating in my bedroom so everyone could hear.  Both songs are from the same band and it is funny because that band is Phish and although I like Phish I certainly was not a Phishhead!  I would never tour with Phish and I never went to their concerts.  These songs however just have stuck with me throughout the years and I love that they can bring me back to a time that was one of my most favorite.  Below I left the lyrics as well as a couple of youtube videos for you to check out the songs.  What song(s) lyrics touch you or bring you back to a time you will never forget???

Waste Lyrics

 Performed by Phish

Don’t want to be an actor pretending on the stage

 Don’t want to be a writer with my thoughts out on the page

 Don’t want to be a painter ’cause everyone comes to look

 Don’t want to be anything where my life’s an open book

A dream it’s true

 But I’d see it through

 If I could be

 Wasting my time with you

Don’t want to be a farmer working in the sun

 Don’t want to be an outlaw always on the run

Don’t want to be a climber reaching for the top

Don’t want to be anything where I don’t know when to stop

A dream it’s true

 But I’d see it through

 If I could be

 Wasting my time with you

So if I’m inside your head

 Don’t believe what you might have read

 You’ll see what I might have said

 To hear it

Come waste your time with me

 Come waste your time with me

So if I’m inside your head

 Don’t believe what you might have read

 You’ll see what I might have said

 To hear it

Come waste your time with me

 Come waste your time with me

 Come waste your time with me

 Come waste your time with me

Come waste your time with me

Farmhouse Lyrics

 Performed by Phish

Welcome this is a Farmhouse

We have cluster flies alas

 And this time of year is bad

 We are so very sorry,

There’s little we can do

 But swat them

She didn’t beg oh, not enough

 She didn’t stay when things got tough

 I told a lie and she got mad

 She wasn’t there when things got bad

I never ever saw the northern lights

 I never really heard of cluster flies

Never ever saw the stars so bright

 In the farmhouse things will be alright

Woke this morning to the stinging lash

 Every man rise from the ash

 Each betrayal begins with trust

 Every man returns to dust.

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8 Responses to Day 111 Question 111

  1. cobbies69 says:

    Sunshine of your Love..Cream. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere, Bob Dylan.
    Shopping Bag people.-Climax Blues Band. Sense of Direction,,also Climax Blues Band.
    Lovely post thanks…..

  2. aadilfahim says:

    Another beautiful post! 🙂 I have been thinking of writing blog on music, but never wrote it. Procrastination! Few song lyrics that I really love : Audioslave’s Be yourself is all you can do; Porcupine Tree’s Don’t Hate me I’m not special like you; Porcupine Tree’s Lazarus. There are many others. 😀

  3. Love “Waste” and know every word!
    Embarrassingly, I know every word to “Baby’s Got Back”, thanks to a road trip with my best friend way back in high school. I also get ‘Fly me to the Moon’ stuck on repeat in my head frequently. Thanks, Pops.
    Thanks for writing!

  4. ‘I am a rock’ by Simon and Garfunkel always gave me strength when being hurt by other people.

  5. bhuwanchand says:

    🙂 I just smiled when I read the question that was the topic of your blog today. I keep asking this question to myself and there are a number of songs which come to mind, depending on the situation, the mood, the overall emotions that I am going through at the moment.
    ‘Roll me away’ of Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band is one of my most favorite. Whenever there are some confusions in my mind, I like to start my Kawasaki bike and go for a long hard ride… and general mind gets un-cluttered and cleared by he time the clothes & bike gets dirty…

    Took a look down a westbound road
    right away I made my choice
    Headed out to my big two-wheeler
    I was tired of my own voice
    Took a bead on the northern plains
    and just rolled that power on

    Twelve hours out of Mackinaw City
    stopped in a bar to have a brew
    Met a girl and we had a few drinks
    and I told her what I’d decided to do
    She looked out the window a long long moment
    then she looked into my eyes
    She didn’t have to say a thing,
    I knew what she was thinkin’

    Roll, roll me away
    Won’t you roll me away tonight?
    I too am lost, I feel double-crossed
    and I’m sick of what’s
    wrong and what’s right

    We never even said a word
    We just walked out and got on that bike
    And we rolled
    And we rolled clean out of sight

    We rolled across the high plains
    deep into the mountains
    Felt so good to me
    finally feelin’ free

    Somewhere along a high road
    the air began to turn cold
    She said she missed her home
    I headed on alone

    Stood alone on a mountain top
    starin’ out at the great divide
    I could go east, I could go west
    It was all up to me to decide

    Just then I saw a young hawk flyin’
    and my soul began to rise
    And pretty soon
    My heart was singin’

    Roll, roll me away,
    I’m gonna roll me away tonight
    Gotta keep rollin, gotta keep ridin’
    keep searchin’ till I find what’s right
    And as the sunset faded
    I spoke to the faintest first starlight
    And I said next time
    Next time
    We’ll get it right

  6. rich says:

    “thunder road,” because in high school i imagined myself singing it every day to a certain girl.

  7. Anastasia says:

    I’m Henery the eighth I am, Henery the eighth I yam I yam. I got married to the widow next door. She’s been married seven times before. And every one was an ‘enery… Etc etc 🙂 mine is less meaningful and purely based on my inability to remember things unless theres a good hook.

  8. sedrate says:

    “Venez Divin Messie” (Oh Come Divine Messiah) is the first song I remember. My father taught it to me when I was very young and it was our special song. My favorite song that is always kicking around inside my head, ready to pop out and make anyone happy is “Under the lollipop tree”. It’s a children’s song about believing anything is possible and that even when things seem hopeless there is always something good.

    One fine day in early spring I played a funny trick
    Out in the yard behind my house I planted a lollipop stick
    And every day I watered it well, I watched it carefully
    I hoped one day that it would grow to be a lollipop tree.

    Ha Ha Ha, Ho Ho Ho, What a place to be
    Under my lollipop, lolli lolli lollipop
    Lolli lolli lollipop tree

    One morning I awoke to see a very lovely sight
    A tree all filled with lollipops had grown in the dead of night
    I smiled and looked up with a grin
    And when I opened up my mouth a lollipop dropped right in

    Ha ha ha…

    Winter came and days grew cold as winter days will do
    And on my tree, my lovely tree, not one little lollipop grew
    From every branch an icicle hung, the limbs were bare as bone
    But when I broke those icicles off, they turned into ice cream cones.

    Ha ha ha…

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