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Offline rogerpnowinFlorida

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Good evening, I'm from Essex
 In case you couldn't tell
 My given name is Dickie
 I come from Billericay and I'm doing very well

 Had a love affair with Nina
 In the back of my Cortina
 A seasoned up hyena
 Could not have been more obscener

 She took me to the cleaners
 And other misdemeanors
 But I got *****************
 Rum and her Ribena

 Well, you ask Joyce and Vicki
 If candy-floss is sticky
 I'm not a blinking thicky
 I'm Billericay Dickie and I'm doing very well

 I bought a lot of brandy
 When I was courting Sandy
 Took eight to make her randy
 And all I had was shandy

 Another thing with Sandy
 What often came in handy
 Was passing her a 'Mandy'
 She didn't half go bandy

 So you ask Joyce and Vicki
 If I ever took the mickey
 I'm not a flipping thicky
 I'm Billericay Dickie and I'm doing very well

 I'd rendezvous with Janet
 Quite near the Isle of Thanet
 She looked more like a gannet
 She wasn't half a prannet

 Her mother tried to ban it
 Her father helped me plan it
 And when I captured Janet
 She bruised her pomegranate

 So you ask Joyce and Vicki
 If I ever shaped up tricky
 I'm not a blooming thicky
 I'm Billericay Dickie and I'm doing very well

 You should never hold a candle
 If you don't know where it's been
 The jackpot is in the handle
 On a normal fruit machine

 So you ask Joyce and Vicki
 Who's their brickie
 I'm not a common thicky
 I'm Billericay Dickie and I'm doing very well

 I know a lovely old toe-rag
 Obliging and noblesse
 Kindly, charming shag
 From Shoeburyness

 My given name is Dickie
 I come from Billericay
 I thought you'd never guess

 So you ask Joyce and Vicki
 A pair of squeaky chickies
 I'm not a flaming thicky
 I'm Billericay Dickie and I'm doing very well

 Oh golly, oh gosh
 Come and lie on the couch
 With a nice bit of posh
 From Burnham-on-Crouch

 My given name is Dickie
 I come from Billericay and I ain't a slouch

 So you ask Joyce and Vicki
 About Billericay Dickie
 I ain't an effin' thicky
 You ask Joyce and Vicki
 And I'm doing very well

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Shaduppa your face

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I don't know who wrote it, but there's a song that Georgie Fame used to sing, the lyrics of which were

"You gotta to learn to keep your big mouth shut,
There's no doubt about it,
There's no ifs and no ands and no buts"

I used to serenade my ex-wife with it.    :021:


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Dylan's "Love minus zero/No Limit" ..?

Offline BigbadBillyMcKinley

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My Austin Ambassador Y reg, Y reg, Yreg
My Austin Ambassador Y reg is a car that I revere
My Austin Ambassador Y reg, Y reg, Y reg
Don’t keep asking me why, Reg
It just happens to be that year

Now you may covet a Clio
Or a Mondeo
Marvel at the Montego
Fine but not me, no

Now you may be utterly sold on
Your Peugeot, your Proton
Your Mitsubishi Shogun
But I’ll always dote on

My Austin Ambassador Y reg, Y reg, Y reg etc.

I’d even say no ter
A Rolls with a chauffeur
A brand new Toyota
A Skoda? Give over!

I’ve got an Austin Ambassador Y reg, Y reg, Y reg
Don’t keep asking me why, Reg
It just happens to be that year.

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Father and Son by Cat Stevens.


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Knees up Mother Brown ? The lyrics of which include ''if I catch you bending I'll saw your legs right off'' must have been written by someone on the early twentieth century equivalent of LSD.

Offline Tony

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Bob Dylan - Masters of War

As relevant today as when written some 50 years ago

Come you masters of war
You that build all the guns
You that build the death planes
You that build all the bombs
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I just want you to know
I can see through your masks.

You that never done nothin'
But build to destroy
You play with my world
Like it's your little toy
You put a gun in my hand
And you hide from my eyes
And you turn and run farther
When the fast bullets fly.

Like Judas of old
You lie and deceive
A world war can be won
You want me to believe
But I see through your eyes
And I see through your brain
Like I see through the water
That runs down my drain.

You fasten all the triggers
For the others to fire
Then you set back and watch
When the death count gets higher
You hide in your mansion'
As young people's blood
Flows out of their bodies
And is buried in the mud.

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Olivia Newton John - I Honestly Love You

Maybe I hang around here a little more than I should
We both know I got somewhere else to go
But I got something to tell you that I never thought I would
But I believe you really ought to know

I love you
I honestly love you

You don't have to answer I see it in your eyes
Maybe it was better left unsaid
But this is pure and simple and you must realize
That it's coming from my heart and not my head

I love you
I honestly love you

I'm not trying to make you feel uncomfortable
I'm not trying to make you anything at all
But this feeling doesn't come along everyday
And you shouldn't blow the chance when you've got the chance to say

I love you, I love you
I honestly love you

If we both were born in another place and time
This moment might be ending in a kiss
But there you are with yours and here I am with mine
So I guess we'll just be leaving it at this

I love you
I honestly love you
I honestly love you






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"The Sound Of Silence"


Hello darkness, my old friend,
I've come to talk with you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its seeds while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence.

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone,
'Neath the halo of a street lamp,
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence.

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
People talking without speaking,
People hearing without listening,
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence.

"Fools," said I, "You do not know –
Silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you.
Take my arms that I might reach you."
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made.
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming.
And the sign said, The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sound of silence.

Offline Beamer

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Re: NFR - Best or most "interesting and meaningful" lyrics to a single song
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2014, 01:09:43 PM »
Billy Joel - Piano Man

It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
the regular crowd shuffles in
There's an old man sitting next to me
Makin' love to his tonic and gin
He says, Son can you play me a memory
I'm not really sure how it goes
But it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete
When I wore a younger man's clothes

La la la de de da
la la lade da da dum

Chorus:
Sing us a song, you're the piano man
sing us a song tonight
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feelin' alright

Now John at the bar is a friend of mine
He gets me my drinks for free
And he's quick with a joke or to light up your smoke
But there's someplace that he'd rather be
He says Bill, I believe this is killing me
As the smile ran away from his face
Well I'm sure that I could be a movie star
If I could get out of this place

Oh, la la la de de da
la la de de da da dum

Now Paul is a real estate novelist
Who never had time for a wife
And he's talking with Davy who's still in the navy
And probably will be for life

And the waitress is practicing politics
As the businessmen slowly get stoned
Yes, they're sharing a drink they call loneliness
But it's better than drinking alone

Chorus:
Sing us a song, you're the piano man
Sing us a song tonight.
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feelin' alright.

It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday,
And the manager gives me a smile
'Cause he knows that it's me they've been coming to see
To forget about life for awhile.
And the piano sounds like a carnival
And the microphone smells like a beer
And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
And say "Man, what are you doin' here?"

La la la de de da
la la de de da da dum

Chorus:
Sing us a song, you're the piano man
Sing us a song tonight.
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feelin' alright.




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Re: NFR - Best or most "interesting and meaningful" lyrics to a single song
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2014, 01:34:01 PM »
Sam Cooke - Change gonna come

I was born by the river in a little tent
Oh and just like the river I've been running ever since
It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will

It's been too hard living but I'm afraid to die
'Cause I don't know what's up there beyond the sky
It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will

I go to the movie and I go downtown
Somebody keep telling me, "Don't hang around"
It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will

I go to the movie
And I go downtown
Somebody keep telling me don't hang around
It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will

Then I go to my brother
And I say, "Brother, help me please"
But he winds up knockin' me
Back down on my knees

Oh there been times that I thought I couldn't last for long
But now I think I'm able to carry on
It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will





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Re: NFR - Best or most "interesting and meaningful" lyrics to a single song
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2014, 01:40:35 PM »
There are places I'll remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life, I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I love you more

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I love you more
In my life-- I love you more

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Re: NFR - Best or most "interesting and meaningful" lyrics to a single song
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2014, 01:46:43 PM »
Black Sabbath – War Pigs

Generals gathered in their masses
Just like witches at black masses
Evil minds that plot destruction
Sorcerers of death's construction
In the fields the bodies burning
As the war machine keeps turning
Death and hatred to mankind
Poisoning their brainwashed minds
Oh lord yeah!

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out and fight?
They leave that role to the poor

Time will tell on their power minds
Making war just for fun
Treating people just like pawns in chess
Wait 'till their judgment day comes
Yeah!

Now in darkness world stops turning
Ashes where the bodies burning
No more war pigs have the power
Hand of God has struck the hour
Day of judgment, God is calling
On their knees the war pig's crawling
Begging mercy for their sins
Satan laughing spreads his wings
Oh lord yeah!

Songwriters: IOMMI, WARD, BUTLER, OSBOURNE

Just Awesome

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Re: NFR - Best or most "interesting and meaningful" lyrics to a single song
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2014, 05:46:24 PM »
Oh lord, anybody see my trial grieves for I
Why lord I was badly beaten, found by loved ones
Battered by an irate husband
Searching for a man that wasn't I.
When we reached the court we garn inside,
the hand of justice shall preside
over this case the trial shall begin.

Your Honour I was inside de closet
minding I and I own business.
Your Honour it was a complete stranger
causing these disturbances.
Him claims of me touching him wife
which is a wicked and awful lie
Me two hands 'em was occupied
me shirt's in me left
and me pants in me right
me hand 'em was occupied
me shirt's in me left
and me pants in me right

Dear Judge, can this court accept my story from me heart?
Why Judge,if by chance you don't believe this tale
ask him why she will not fail to agree I was a better man than he.
Just in case she refuse to answer,ask de maid
downstairs, Agatha
she gonna be glad to testify for me.

I tell him,

Your Honour, I was inside de closet
mindin' I and I own business
Your Honour, it was a complete stranger
causing these disturbances
Him claims I'm a touching him wife
which is a wicked an awful lie
Me two hand 'em was occupied
me shirt's in me left
and me pants in me right
me hand 'em was occupied
me shirt's in me left
and me pants in me right

Silence silence.........


Dear corporal,
as you lock me in this prison pray for I
Please corporal,
Please don't leave me here to wonder
why de court has made dis blunder
grabbed me for a crime that wasn't fair,
corporal when you goin to send me dinner
Send your mother or your sister
one more day of this I cannot bear.

Hear me now...

Your Honour I was inside de closet
minding I and I own business.
Your Honour it was a complete stranger
causing these disturbances.
Him claims of me touching him wife
which is a wicked and awful lie
Me two hands 'em was occupied
me shirt's in me left
and me pants in me right
me hand 'em was occupied
me shirt's in me left
and me pants in me right

Pluto Shervington lol.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2014, 05:48:31 PM by blingo »


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Re: NFR - Best or most "interesting and meaningful" lyrics to a single song
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2014, 06:43:07 PM »


We passed upon the stair
We spoke of was and when
Although I wasn't there
He said I was his friend
Which came as a surprise
I spoke into his eyes
I thought you died alone
A long long time ago

Oh no, not me
We never lost control
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world

I laughed and shook his hand
And made my way back home
I searched for form and land
For years and years I roamed
I gazed a gazeless stare
At all the millions here
I must have died alone
A long, long time ago

Who knows?
Not me
I never lost control
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world

Who knows?
Not me
We never lost control
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world


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Re: NFR - Best or most "interesting and meaningful" lyrics to a single song
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2014, 06:50:06 PM »
Father and Son by Cat Stevens.


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Poignant and sadly so true. Still brings one hell of a lump to my throat remembering that as a lad and now as a father of grown up sons.


Offline rogerpnowinFlorida

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Re: NFR - Best or most "interesting and meaningful" lyrics to a single song
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2014, 08:01:56 PM »
Father and Son by Cat Stevens.


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Poignant and sadly so true. Still brings one hell of a lump to my throat remembering that as a lad and now as a father of grown up sons.




I saw the other day that Cat Stevens is doing a mini tour of the US (5-6 shows)
I'd love to see him but the closest one to me is PA

http://www.vividseats.com/concerts/cat-stevens-tickets.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Concerts+CD&utm_term=cat+stevens&vkid=4627706&gclid=CPDKkvzorMECFbPm7AodUzAAng


"Majicat" is played once a year (at least) in our house, normally full blast when the wife is out.
The second half when the band joins in is fantastic.
 Only problem with him is that he can't stop waffling.

Offline Berserker

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Re: NFR - Best or most "interesting and meaningful" lyrics to a single song
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2014, 08:29:28 PM »
 If this world is wearing thin
 And you're thinking of escape
 I'll go anywhere with you
 Just wrap me up in chains

 But if you try to go out alone
 Don't think I'll understand
 Stay with me
 Stay with me

 In the silence of your room
 In the darkness of your dreams
 You must only think of me
 There can be no in between

 When your pride is on the floor
 I'll make you beg for more
 Stay with me
 Stay with me

 You'd better hope and pray that you make it safe
 Back to your own world
 You'd better hope and pray that you'll wake one day
 In your own world

 Cause when you sleep at night they don't hear your cries
 In your own world
 Only time will tell if you can break the spell
 Back in your own world

 Stay with me
 Stay with me
 Stay, stay with me
 Stay, stay, stay, stay, stay
 Stay with me


Stay by Shakespears Sister


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Re: NFR - Best or most "interesting and meaningful" lyrics to a single song
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2014, 08:49:00 PM »
"Coney Island" by Van Morrison is up there for me as a haunting, oddly disturbing, but beautiful piece of speak-singing set to orchestral accompaniment. 

Van Morrison - Coney Island - original