Reply
Social Butterfly

Rock Lyrics That Could Be Poetry

Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd
 
So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from hell
Blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?
 
Did they get you to trade
Your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
Did you exchange
A walk on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage?
 
How I wish, how I wish you were here
We're just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl
Year after year
Running over the same old ground
What have we found?
The same old fears
Wish you were here
 
Songwriters: David Gilmour / Roger Waters
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4,384 Views
175
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

Hey You by Pink Floyd

 

"Hey you, out there in the cold

Getting lonely, getting old

 Can you feel me

Hey you, standing in the aisles

With itchy feet and fading smiles

Can you feel me?

Hey you, don't help them to bury the light

Don't give in without a fight"......

 

0
Kudos
304
Views
Honored Social Butterfly

Catch The Wind: Donovan

Honored Social Butterfly

For my lady by the Moody Blues

 

"As life goes drifting by

Like a breeze she'll gently sigh

And slowly bow her head

Then you'll hear her softly cry"......

0 Kudos
1,317 Views
5
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

Lodi - CCR

 

Just about a year ago
I set out on the road
Seekin' my fame and fortune
Lookin' for a pot of gold
Thing got bad things got worse
I guess you will know the tune
Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again
I rode in on the Greyhound
I'll be walkin' out if I go
I was just passin' through
Must be seven seven months or more
Ran out of time and money
Looks like they took my friends
Oh Lord, I'm stuck in Lodi again
The man from the magazine
Said I was on my way
Somewhere I lost connections
Ran out of songs to play
I came into town, a one night stand
Looks like my plans fell through
Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again
If I only had a dollar
For ev'ry song I've sung
And ev'ry time I had to play
While people sat there drunk
You know, I'd catch the next train
Back to where I live
Oh Lord, I'm stuck in Lodi again
Oh Lord, I'm stuck in Lodi again
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: John Cameron Fogerty
Lodi lyrics © The Bicycle Music Company
"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
Honored Social Butterfly

Have I told you lately by Van Morrison

 

"Have I told you lately that I love you

Have I told you there's no one above you
Fill my heart with gladness

Take away my sadness

Ease my troubles, that's what you do"......

Honored Social Butterfly

Seven Bridges Road - Eagles

 

There are stars in the southern sky
Southward as you go
There is moonlight and moss in the trees
Down the Seven Bridges Road
Now I have loved you like a baby
Like some lonesome child
And I have loved you in a tame way
And I have loved you wild
Sometimes there's a part of me
Has to turn from here and go
Running like a child from these warm stars
Down the Seven Bridges Road
There are stars in the southern sky
And if ever you decide you should go
There is a taste of time sweetened honey
Down the Seven Bridges Road

 

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Stephen T. Young
Seven Bridges Road lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
Honored Social Butterfly

The Voice by the Moody Blues

 

"Won't you take me back to school

I need to learn the golden rule

Won't you lay it on the line

I need to hear it just one more time

Oh, oh won't you tell me again

Oh, oh can you feel it

Oh, oh won't you tell me again tonight"......

0 Kudos
1,457 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

Golden Years by Bowie

 

"Some of these days, and it won't be long
Gonna drive back down where you once belonged

In the back of a dream car twenty feet long

Don't cry, my sweet, don't break my heart

Doing all right, but you gotta get smart
Wish upon,wish upon,day upon day,I believe,oh Lord

I believe all the way"......

Silver Conversationalist

Aawh Beatlelover KT Guess what; That song makes me cry too! I like Arethas version also!!  MarybethG691589 

0 Kudos
1,300 Views
1
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

Here comes the sun by the Fab 4️⃣

 

"Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting

Little darling, it seems like years since it's been clear

Here comes the sun

Here comes the sun, and I say

It's all right"......

Silver Conversationalist

The Moment I Wake Up before I Put On My Makeup: .                        I Say a Little Prayer for You (Bacharach/David) Dionne Warwick 

0 Kudos
1,206 Views
3
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

@MarybethG691589  I love "I say a little prayer."I like Arethas version a bit better- I'm listening to it now and it makes me cry EVERY time 😢

0 Kudos
1,276 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

My Girl by the Temptations 

 

"I've got sunshine on a cloudy day

When it's cold outside I've got the month of May

Well I guess you'd say

What can make me feel this way?

My girl (my girl, my girl)

Talkin' 'bout my girl (my girl)"......

Honored Social Butterfly

All Things Must Pass - George Harrison 
 
Sunrise doesn't last all morning
A cloudburst doesn't last all day
Seems my love is up
And has left you with no warning
But it's not always going
To be this grey
All things must pass
All things must pass away
Sunset doesn't last all evening
A mind can blow those clouds away
After all this my love is up
And must be leaving
But it's not always going
To be this grey
All things must pass
All things must pass away
All things must pass
None of life's strings can last
So I must be on my way
And face another day
Now the darkness only stays at night time
In the morning it will fade away
Daylight is good
At arriving at the right time
But it's not always going
To be this grey
All things must pass
All things must pass away
All things must pass
All things must pass away
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: George Harrison
All Things Must Pass lyrics © The Bicycle Music Company
"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
Social Butterfly

Love the One You're With

Stephen Stills

 

 

If you're down and confused
and you don't remember who you're talking too
concentration slips away
cause you're baby is so far away
chorus
well there's a rose in the fisted glove
and eagle flies with the dove
and if you can't be with the one you love honey
love the one you're with
don't be angry - don't be sad
don't sit crying over good times you've had
there's a girl right next to you
and she's just waiting for something to do
chorus
doo doo doo doo
turn your heartache right into joy
cause she's a girl and you're a boy
get it together come on make it nice
you ain't gonna need anymore advice
chorus
doo doo doo doo

Honored Social Butterfly

That's All by Genesis

 

"Just as I thought I was going alright

I find out I'm wrong, when I thought I was right

S'always the same, it's just a shame, that's all

I could say day, you'd say night

Tell it's black when I know it's white

S'always the same, it's just a shame, that's all".......

Silver Conversationalist

Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling Stones another long poetic song 

0 Kudos
1,240 Views
2
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

Isn't life strange by the Moody Blues

 

"Isn't life strange

A word we arrange

With no thought or care

Maker of despair

Each breath that we breathe

With love we must weave

To make us as one

You know it makes me want to cry,cry,cry"......

Honored Social Butterfly

Catch the Rainbow - Rainbow, lyrics by Ronnie James Dio

 

When evening falls
She'll run to me
Like whispered dreams
Your eyes can't see

Soft and warm
She'll touch my face
A bed of straw
Against the lace

We believed we'd catch the rainbow
Ride the wind to the sun
Sail away on ships of wonder

But life's not a wheel
With chains made of steel
So bless me...

Come the dawn
Come the dawn
Come the dawn
Come the dawn

She's the daughter of a nobleman, and he's a lowly tentant on her father's estate. She sneaks away to join him and they dream of running away together, but it hasn't worked out. He remains hopeful "come the dawn" that they will finally be together.

Ballads were a rare thing for this group, but this is a beauty.

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
0 Kudos
1,246 Views
0
Report
Social Butterfly

Sure it's already been posted, but for me, the best that IS POETRY:

 

Imagine 

 

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today (ah ah ah)
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed
 

#VegasStrong
Phil Harris, actor and showman, to John Fogerty of CCR: “If I’d known I’d live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”
Honored Social Butterfly

Lovely to see you by the Moody Blues

 

"Wonderful day,

for passing my way

Knock on my door and

Even the score

With your eyes

Lovely to see you again my friend,

Walk along with me to the next bend".......

Honored Social Butterfly

Like Paul Simon and Bob Dylan, practically everything written by Don McLean. Being a fan of Vincent van Gogh, I especially like this one. 

 

Vincent - Don McLean

 

Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and grey
Look out on a summer's day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colors on the snowy linen land
Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen, they did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now
 
Starry, starry night
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue
Colors changing hue
Morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand
Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen, they did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now
 
For they could not love you
But still your love was true
And when no hope was left in sight
On that starry, starry night
You took your life, as lovers often do
But I could have told you, Vincent
This world was never meant for one
As beautiful as you
 
Starry, starry night
Portraits hung in empty halls
Frameless heads on nameless walls
With eyes that watch the world and can't forget
Like the strangers that you've met
The ragged men in the ragged clothes
The silver thorn, a bloody rose
Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow
Now I think I know
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen, they're not listening still
Perhaps they never will

 

Source: LyricFind

 

Songwriters: Don McLean
Vincent lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
Social Butterfly


@MaVolta wrote:

Like Paul Simon and Bob Dylan, practically everything written by Don McLean. Being a fan of Vincent van Gogh, I especially like this one. 

 

Vincent - Don McLean

 

Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and grey
Look out on a summer's day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colors on the snowy linen land
Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen, they did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now
 
Starry, starry night
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue
Colors changing hue
Morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand
Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen, they did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now
 
For they could not love you
But still your love was true
And when no hope was left in sight
On that starry, starry night
You took your life, as lovers often do
But I could have told you, Vincent
This world was never meant for one
As beautiful as you
 
Starry, starry night
Portraits hung in empty halls
Frameless heads on nameless walls
With eyes that watch the world and can't forget
Like the strangers that you've met
The ragged men in the ragged clothes
The silver thorn, a bloody rose
Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow
Now I think I know
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen, they're not listening still
Perhaps they never will

 

Source: LyricFind

 

Songwriters: Don McLean
Vincent lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Just went and bought it on iTunes for $1.29.  Haven't heard that song in years. I love iTunes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honored Social Butterfly

Much as I like Don McLeans "Vincent" I love American Pie 

 

"Did you write the book of love

And do you have faith in God above

If the Bible tells you so

Do you believe in rock and roll

Can music save your mortal soul

And can you teach me how to dance real slow"......

Honored Social Butterfly

Pictures of Home - Deep Purple, lyrics by Ian Gillan (IMO, one of his best songs)

 

Somebody's shouting
Up at a mountain
Only my own words return
Nobody's out there
It's a deception
When will I ever learn?
 
I'm alone here
With emptiness eagles and snow
Unfriendliness chilling my body
And whispering pictures of home
 
Wondering blindly
How can they find me
Maybe they don't even know
My body is shaking
Anticipating
The call of the black footed crow
 
I'm alone here
With emptiness eagles and snow
Unfriendliness chilling my body
And taunting with pictures of home
 
Here in this prison
Of my own making
Year after day I have grown
Into a hero
But there's no worship
Where have they hidden my throne?
 
I'm alone here
With emptiness eagles and snow
Unfriendliness chilling my body
And screaming out pictures of home
 
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Ian Gillan / Ian Paice / Jon Lord / Ritchie Blackmore / Roger Glover
Pictures of Home lyrics © EMI Music Publishing
"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
Honored Social Butterfly

London Calling by the Clash

 

"London calling to the imitation zone

Forget it brother, you can go it alone

 London calling to the zombies of death

Quit holding out and draw another breath".......

 

0 Kudos
1,332 Views
0
Report
Social Butterfly

We Didn't Start The Fire

Billy Joel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p3DzUwxI0o

 

 

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe
 
Rosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, "The King and I" and "The Catcher in the Rye"
Eisenhower, vaccine, England's got a new queen
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye
 
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it
 
Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc
Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron
Dien Bien Phu falls, "Rock Around the Clock"
 
Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team
Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland
Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Krushchev
Princess Grace, "Peyton Place", trouble in the Suez
 
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it
 
Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, "Bridge on the River Kwai"
Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball
Starkweather, homicide, children of thalidomide
 
Buddy Holly, "Ben Hur", space monkey, Mafia
Hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go
U2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy
Chubby Checker, "Psycho", Belgians in the Congo
 
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it
 
Hemingway, Eichmann, "Stranger in a Strange Land"
Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion
"Lawrence of Arabia", British Beatlemania
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson
Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex
JFK, blown away, what else do I have to say
 
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it
 
Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again
Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock
Begin, Reagan, Palestine, terror on the airline
Ayatollah's in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan
"
Wheel of Fortune", Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide
Foreign debts, homeless vets, AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz
Hypodermics on the shores, China's under martial law
Rock and roller cola wars, I can't take it anymore
 
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
But when we are gone
Will it still burn on, and on, and on, and
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honored Social Butterfly

South City Midnight Lady by the Doobie Brothers

 

"Up all night I could not sleep

The whiskey that I drank was cheap

With shakin' hands I went and I lit up my last cigarette

Well the sun came, night had fled

And sleepy eyed I reached my bed

I saw you sleepy dreamin' there all covered and warm".......

 

0 Kudos
1,279 Views
5
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

The aforementioned Imagine was arguably John Lennon's best song. This one has to Paul McCartney's best. One of the most covered songs in music history at 2200 and counting -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yesterday_(Beatles_song)

 

Yesterday - The Beatles

 

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they're here to stay
Oh, I believe in yesterday
Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be
There's a shadow hanging over me
Oh, yesterday came suddenly
Why she had to go I don't know she wouldn't say
I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday
Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday
Why she had to go I don't know she wouldn't say
I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday
Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday
Mm mm mm mm mm mm mm
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul McCartney
Yesterday lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
Honored Social Butterfly

Your Wildest Dreams by the Moody Blues

 

"Once upon a time

Once when you were mine

I remember skies

Reflected in your eyes

I wonder where you are

I wonder if you think about me

Once upon a time

In your wildest dreams"......