“It’s too much, not enough…
what you need, I don’t get…
and all I get is you turning away.
By Three Doors Down, 2004.
“I’m over there…and tired of living n the dark;
can anyone see me down here?
The feeling’s gone…nothing left to lift me up;
back into the world I know…”
“I pushed my soul,
in a deep dark hole,
and then I followed it in…
I watched myself crawlin’ out –
as I was crawlin’ in…
got up so tight,
I couldn’t unwind,
I saw so much –
I broke my mind…
I just dropped in… to see what condition my condition was in.”
By Kenny Rogers and The First Edition
(my all-time favorite song by my all-time favorite band Seether, released in 2000)
I feel the dream in me expire, and there’s no one left to blame it on…
I hear you label me a “liar” ’cause I can’t seem to get this through…
they say it’s over, I can sigh again – yeah…
why try to stay sober when I’m dyin’ here…?
“You breath…and then you stop,
I breathed…and dried you off…”
“Don’t let them fool ya, or even try to school ya…
we’ve got a mind of our own,
so go to Hell if what you’re thinkin’ is not right…
LOVE WOULD NEVER LEAVE US ALONE,
if I am the darkness, you must come out the light;
Could you be love?
And be loved?
Don’t let them change ya, or even re-arrange ya…
we’ve got a life to live – they say:
“Only – Only – Only the fittest of the fittest shall survive…”
SO STAY ALIVE…”
It’s no surprise to me, I am my own worst enemy…
’cause every now and then, I kick the living shit outta me…
the smoke alarm is going off and there’s a cigarette – still burning…
Please tell me why –
the car is in the front yard, and I –
am sleeping with my clothes on –
I came in through the window, last night…
and you’re gone…gone.
” All the leaves are brown, and the sky is grey
I’ve been for a walk on winter day…
If I didn’t tell her, I could leave today…
California dreamin’ on such a Winter’s Day.”
By Lily Allen
“At first, when I see you cry…
yeah, it makes me smile…
yeah, it makes me smile…
At worst, I feel bad for a while…
but then I just smile, I go ahead and smile…”
“There is freedom within,
there is freedom without,
try to catch the deluge
in a paper cup;
There’s a battle ahead,
many battles are lost,
but you’ll never see the end of the road,
while you’re traveling with me…
Hey now, hey now
Don’t dream it’s over
Hey now, hey now
When the world comes in
They come, they come
To build a wall between us
We know they won’t win
Now I’m walking again,
to the beat of a drum,
and I’m counting the steps
to the door of your heart;
only shadows ahead,
barely clearing the roof,
get to know the feeling of
liberation and release…”
“Fish in the sea, you know how I feel…?
river running free, you know how I feel…?
blossom on the tree, you know how I feel….?
its a new dawn, its a new day –
it’s a new life for me…
and I’m feelin’ good.
Dragonfly out in the sun, you know what I mean, don’t ya know?…
Butterflies all havin’ fun, you know what I mean…?
Sleep in peace when day is done, that’s what I mean…
and this old world is a new world –
and a bold world for me…
and I’m feelin’ good.”
“Look here she comes now,
bow down and stare in wonder…
oh how we love you, no flaws
when you’re pretending…
but now I know – she
never was, and never will be;
you don’t know how you’ve betrayed me…
and somehow you’ve got everybody fooled…
…without the mask, where will you hide?
Can’t find yourself…lost in your lies…
I know the truth now,
I know who you are,
and I don’t love you any more…
never was, and never will be;
you’re not real and you can’t save me;
and somehow now you’re everybody’s fool.”
“How much is real?
That is the question…
an epidemic of the mannequins,
we thought came from the heart,
but never did,
right from the start –
Just listen to the noises –
null and void,
instead of voices…
Before you tell yourself
that it’s just a different scene – – –
Remember that it’s just different from what you’ve seen…”
“…all made up and nowhere to go…
welcome to this one-man show…
just take a seat, they’re always free –
no surprise, no mystery,
in this desert that I call my soul…
I ALWAYS play the starring role…”
“By no means average, she’s on when she’s gotta have it…”
“When the last light warms the rocks,
and the rattlesnakes unfold,
mountain cats will come,
to drag away your bones…”
“Them a Vampire….
them will suck out your blood…”
“Please don’t tell me why…”
“Hey…don’t write yourself off yet…it’s only in your head you feel left out, or looked down on…
Just do your best, do everything you can…and don’t you worry what the bitter hearts – are gonna say.”
Time can never mend, the careless whispers of a good friend…
to the heart and mind, ignorance is kind –
there’s no comfort in the truth, pain is all you’ll find.
I love The Ataris…and I loved the original by Don Henley…yes, I said Don Henley…
This one is just a little more punk rock which makes it superior than the original. Enjoy! (See if you can spot the single line change…)
“This change, he won’t contain,
Slip away, to clear your mind.”
“So lay down – the threat is real;
when his sight goes red again…”
(THE BEST VERSION OF THIS JAM)
“You filled me with confidence –
but you blinded my eyes;
you tricked me with visions of Paradise…”
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