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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunraged View Post
    The whole album is a thing of beauty for sure.

    Funnily enough, this Bridge over Troubled Waters doesn't move me as much as The Boxer, which is my favourite S&G song.
    Agree. The Boxer is immense. BOTW gets the plaudits like Everybody zhurts by REM
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghyllred View Post
    Agree. The Boxer is immense. BOTW gets the plaudits like Everybody zhurts by REM
    The last verse "In the corner stands the boxer..." gives me gooseys every single time.
    Once I have your mind, next I will take your soul.
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    The distant echo
    Of faraway voices boarding faraway trains
    To take them home to
    The ones that they love and who love them forever
    The glazed, dirty steps, repeat my own and reflect my thoughts
    Cold and uninviting, partially naked
    Except for toffee wrappers and this morning's paper
    Mr. Jones got run down
    Headlines of death and sorrow, they tell of tomorrow
    Madmen on the rampage
    And I'm down in the tube station at midnight
    I fumble for change, and pull out the Queen
    Smiling, beguiling
    I put in the money and pull out a plum
    Behind me
    Whispers in the shadows, gruff blazing voices
    Hating, waiting
    "hey boy" they shout, "have you got any money?"
    And I said, "I've a little money and a take away curry,
    I'm on my way home to my wife.
    She'll be lining up the cutlery,
    You know she's expecting me
    Polishing the glasses and pulling out the cork"
    And I'm down in the tube station at midnight

    I first felt a fist, and then a kick
    I could now smell their breath
    They smelt of pubs and wormwood scrubs
    And too many right wing meetings
    My life swam around me
    It took a look and drowned me in its own existence
    The smell of brown leather
    It blended in with the weather
    It filled my eyes, ears, nose and mouth
    It blocked all my senses
    Couldn't see, hear, speak any longer
    And I'm down in the tube station at midnight
    I said I was down in the tube station at midnight

    The last thing that I saw
    As I lay there on the floor
    Was "Jesus saves" painted by an atheist nutter
    And a British rail poster read "have an away day, a cheap holiday
    Do it today!"
    I glanced back on my life
    And thought about my wife
    Cause they took the keys, and she'll think it's me
    And I'm down in the tube station at midnight
    The wine will be flat and the curry's gone cold
    I'm down in the tube station at midnight
    Don't want to go down in a tube station at midnight
    Songwriters: Harris Iii, James Samuel / Lewis, Terry / Jackson, Janet Damita Jo
    Down In The Tube Station At Midnight lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunraged View Post
    The last verse "In the corner stands the boxer..." gives me gooseys every single time.
    Brilliant line....and a fighter by his trade and he carries the reminders of every glove...sublime
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoundoftheLark View Post
    The distant echo
    Of faraway voices boarding faraway trains
    To take them home to
    The ones that they love and who love them forever
    The glazed, dirty steps, repeat my own and reflect my thoughts
    Cold and uninviting, partially naked
    Except for toffee wrappers and this morning's paper
    Mr. Jones got run down
    Headlines of death and sorrow, they tell of tomorrow
    Madmen on the rampage
    And I'm down in the tube station at midnight
    I fumble for change, and pull out the Queen
    Smiling, beguiling
    I put in the money and pull out a plum
    Behind me
    Whispers in the shadows, gruff blazing voices
    Hating, waiting
    "hey boy" they shout, "have you got any money?"
    And I said, "I've a little money and a take away curry,
    I'm on my way home to my wife.
    She'll be lining up the cutlery,
    You know she's expecting me
    Polishing the glasses and pulling out the cork"
    And I'm down in the tube station at midnight

    I first felt a fist, and then a kick
    I could now smell their breath
    They smelt of pubs and wormwood scrubs
    And too many right wing meetings
    My life swam around me
    It took a look and drowned me in its own existence
    The smell of brown leather
    It blended in with the weather
    It filled my eyes, ears, nose and mouth
    It blocked all my senses
    Couldn't see, hear, speak any longer
    And I'm down in the tube station at midnight
    I said I was down in the tube station at midnight

    The last thing that I saw
    As I lay there on the floor
    Was "Jesus saves" painted by an atheist nutter
    And a British rail poster read "have an away day, a cheap holiday
    Do it today!"
    I glanced back on my life
    And thought about my wife
    Cause they took the keys, and she'll think it's me
    And I'm down in the tube station at midnight
    The wine will be flat and the curry's gone cold
    I'm down in the tube station at midnight
    Don't want to go down in a tube station at midnight
    Songwriters: Harris Iii, James Samuel / Lewis, Terry / Jackson, Janet Damita Jo
    Down In The Tube Station At Midnight lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Papa View Post
    I bought myself a decent quality second hand Yahama electric piano a few years back.

    Definitive Simon & Garfunkel gets played more than anything else - Bridge, Boxer, Homeward Bound, Sound of Silence.

    Fair bit of Leonard Cohen too actually...


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    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

    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?
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    I'm an ordinary man, nothin' special nothin' grand,
    I've had to work for everything I own,
    Well I never asked for a lot, I was happy with what I got,
    Enough to keep my family and my home,
    Now they say that times are hard & they've handed me my cards,
    They say there's not the work to go around,
    When the whistle blows the gates will finally close,
    Tonight they're going to shut this factory down,
    Then they'll tear it down.

    I never missed a day nor went on strike for better pay,
    For 20 years I served them best I could,
    With a handshake and a cheque it seems so easy to forget,
    Loyalty through the bad times and the good,
    The owner says he's sad to see that things have got so bad,
    But the Captains of industry won't let him loose,
    He still drives a car and smokes a cigar,
    And still he takes his family on a cruise,
    He'll never lose.

    Now it seems to me to be such a cruel irony,
    He's richer now ever he was before,
    Now my cheque is all spent and I can't afford the rent,
    There's one law for the rich, one for the poor,
    Every day I've tried to salvage some of my pride,
    To find some work so's I might pay my way,
    But everywhere I go, the answer is always no,
    There's no work for anyone here today,
    No work today.

    And so condemned I stand, just an ordinary man,
    Like thousands beside me in the queue,
    I watch my darlin' wife tryin' to make the best of life,
    God knows what the kids are goin' to do,
    Now that we are faced with this human waste,
    A generation cast aside,
    For as long as I live, I never will forgive,
    You've stripped me of my dignity & pride,
    You've stripped me bare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiorgosCarraGoonies View Post
    I'm an ordinary man, nothin' special nothin' grand,
    I've had to work for everything I own,
    Well I never asked for a lot, I was happy with what I got,
    Enough to keep my family and my home,
    Now they say that times are hard & they've handed me my cards,
    They say there's not the work to go around,
    When the whistle blows the gates will finally close,
    Tonight they're going to shut this factory down,
    Then they'll tear it down.

    I never missed a day nor went on strike for better pay,
    For 20 years I served them best I could,
    With a handshake and a cheque it seems so easy to forget,
    Loyalty through the bad times and the good,
    The owner says he's sad to see that things have got so bad,
    But the Captains of industry won't let him loose,
    He still drives a car and smokes a cigar,
    And still he takes his family on a cruise,
    He'll never lose.

    Now it seems to me to be such a cruel irony,
    He's richer now ever he was before,
    Now my cheque is all spent and I can't afford the rent,
    There's one law for the rich, one for the poor,
    Every day I've tried to salvage some of my pride,
    To find some work so's I might pay my way,
    But everywhere I go, the answer is always no,
    There's no work for anyone here today,
    No work today.

    And so condemned I stand, just an ordinary man,
    Like thousands beside me in the queue,
    I watch my darlin' wife tryin' to make the best of life,
    God knows what the kids are goin' to do,
    Now that we are faced with this human waste,
    A generation cast aside,
    For as long as I live, I never will forgive,
    You've stripped me of my dignity & pride,
    You've stripped me bare.
    Aye.
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    Nice one GCG.
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    The times they are a changin by Dylan

    Come gather 'round people
    Wherever you roam
    And admit that the waters
    Around you have grown
    And accept it that soon
    You'll be drenched to the bone.
    If your time to you
    Is worth savin'
    Then you better start swimmin'
    Or you'll sink like a stone
    For the times they are a-changin'.

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    The chance won't come again
    And don't speak too soon
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    For the loser now
    Will be later to win
    For the times they are a-changin'.

    Come senators, congressmen
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    Don't stand in the doorway
    Don't block up the hall
    For he that gets hurt
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    There's a battle outside
    And it is ragin'.
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    For the times they are a-changin'.

    Come mothers and fathers
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    Your old road is
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    If you can't lend your hand
    For the times they are a-changin'.

    The line it is drawn
    The curse it is cast
    The slow one now
    Will later be fast
    As the present now
    Will later be past
    The order is
    Rapidly fadin'.
    And the first one now
    Will later be last
    For the times they are a-changin'.
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    can I just say that full pasting lyrics from songs isnt exactly doing the thread a service and the op is guilty of it too. The thing is we all love a guitar solo catch and lyrics provide the same service, for example

    I've got the pork chops, she's got the pie
    She ain't no angel and neither am I
    Shame on your greed, shame on your wicked schemes
    I'll say this, I don't give a damn about your dreams

    aint that a hook!!!


    good thread buts its being killed by over elaboration

    you keep sticking to me like a prickly porcupine
    You're getting your information from the grocery checkout line
    Are you through confessing of your little girl obsession
    'Cause I was only messing and I had a little time


    two songs with killer hooks, lyrically speaking..please stop the over elaboration because it comes across as precious

    its a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll
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    Quote Originally Posted by prredhouse View Post
    can I just say that full pasting lyrics from songs isnt exactly doing the thread a service and the op is guilty of it too. The thing is we all love a guitar solo catch and lyrics provide the same service, for example

    I've got the pork chops, she's got the pie
    She ain't no angel and neither am I
    Shame on your greed, shame on your wicked schemes
    I'll say this, I don't give a damn about your dreams

    aint that a hook!!!


    good thread buts its being killed by over elaboration

    you keep sticking to me like a prickly porcupine
    You're getting your information from the grocery checkout line
    Are you through confessing of your little girl obsession
    'Cause I was only messing and I had a little time


    two songs with killer hooks, lyrically speaking..please stop the over elaboration because it comes across as precious

    That's why I wrote what I did in my first post, I would have preferred it was just one or two lines, would have made people think a little more but I didn't want to be a nag and just let the thread go it's own way
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHolyTrinity View Post
    That's why I wrote what I did in my first post, I would have preferred it was just one or two lines, would have made people think a little more but I didn't want to be a nag and just let the thread go it's own way
    thats alright i'll do the nagging for you, can i say you are doing the off thread forum a mighty service..well done..might have a killer thread tonight but hey its up to the public!!

    great work bilbo!!


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    its a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll
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    Quote Originally Posted by prredhouse View Post
    thats alright i'll do the nagging for you, can i say you are doing the off thread forum a mighty service..well done..might have a killer thread tonight but hey its up to the public!!

    great work bilbo!!
    Why do you call mr Bilbo?
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    I didn't intend on posting a full song but I couldn't decide on my favourite line.

    Will be on my best behaviour from now on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiorgosCarraGoonies View Post
    I didn't intend on posting a full song but I couldn't decide on my favourite line.

    Will be on my best behaviour from now on.
    Nagging works

    or do you just obey the Prrehouse
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    prredhouse is my sensei.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHolyTrinity View Post
    Why do you call mr Bilbo?
    im full sure you are bilboa baggins! just a hunch!
    its a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiorgosCarraGoonies View Post
    prredhouse is my sensei.
    get ta ****! great song gcg..your excused do what you want..like BR..just do what you want, free reign around here!!
    its a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll
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    Quote Originally Posted by prredhouse View Post
    im full sure you are bilboa baggins! just a hunch!
    Wtf I don't even have hairy feet
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHolyTrinity View Post
    Wtf I don't even have hairy feet
    tell you what though you will get hairy ears, http://www.lidl-service.com/cps/rde/...e=Multitrimmer

    quality product!!
    its a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll
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    Quote Originally Posted by prredhouse View Post
    tell you what though you will get hairy ears, http://www.lidl-service.com/cps/rde/...e=Multitrimmer

    quality product!!
    Ha. I'm years away from that ol timer


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHolyTrinity View Post
    REM

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    REM

    thats hollywood it tasted good its cinnamon no one can see you see you try
    its a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll
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    Quote Originally Posted by prredhouse View Post
    REM

    thats hollywood it tasted good its cinnamon no one can see you see you try
    Nearly mate,

    That sugarcane that tasted good.
    That cinnamon thats Hollywood.

    Great songwriter is MS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHolyTrinity View Post
    Nearly mate,

    That sugarcane that tasted good.
    That cinnamon thats Hollywood.

    Great songwriter is MS.
    god dang
    its a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll
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    **** the lyrical snobbery.

    Oh only post a line or two, blah blah.

    Right then...

    When I am king you will be first against the wall
    With your opinion, which is of no consequence at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhoscoch View Post
    **** the lyrical snobbery.

    Oh only post a line or two, blah blah.

    Right then...

    When I am king you will be first against the wall
    With your opinion, which is of no consequence at all.
    Nice one. Threads should just go the way people let them go.

    Carry on
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