SRS Words (or songs) to live by

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Cerridwen, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. Cerridwen

    Cerridwen Guest

    Here's the lyrics to a great song. I think it really gives some good advice towards life.
    Anybody else have any songs/words that they live by also?
    Artist/Band: Van Zant
    Lyrics for Song: Help Somebody
    Lyrics for Album: Get Right With the Man

    Well grandaddy was a hillbilly scholar,
    blue collar of a man...
    He came from the school of
    "you don't need nothin' if you can't make it with your own two hands"
    He was backwoods, backwards, used words like:
    no sir, yes ma'am, by god, I'll be darned, hell yeah I'm American..
    and all the years he walked this earth
    I swear all he did was work.
    He said the devil dreams on an idle horse
    so you listen to me squirt..

    Don't get too high on a bottle,
    and get right with a man.
    Fight your fights, find your grace
    and all the things you two can't change, and help somebody if you can

    Now Granny said sonny
    stick to your gun if you believe in something
    no matter what
    cause it's better to be hated for who you are
    Than loved for someone you're not.

    She was 5 feet of concrete
    New York born and raised on a slick city street.
    She'll stare you down, stand her ground,
    still kickin' and screamin' at 93
    I remember how frail she looked
    in that hospital bed
    taking her last few breaths of life
    and smiling as she said

    Don't get too high on a bottle,
    just a little syrup now and then,
    fight your fights,
    find your grace,
    and all the things you two can't change
    and help somebody if you can,
    and get right with a man

    I never let a cowboy make the coffee
    yeah thats what Granny always said to my Grandad
    and he'd say never tell a joke
    that ain't that funny more than once
    and if you wanna hear God laugh,
    tell Him your plans

    Don't get too high on a bottle,
    get right with a man, son.
    fight your fights,
    find your grace,
    and all the things you two can't change
    and help somebody if you can
    and get right with a man

    and get right with a man

    [Thanks to [email protected] for lyrics]
  2. Jay Pheezy

    Jay Pheezy New Member

    Dec 31, 2005
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    When it comes to girls I like to think back to the last part of a song called "You Never Know" by Immortal Technique. It's about how a girl he loved died while he was in prison (true story.)

    Hold the person that you love closely if they're next to you
    The one you love, not the person that'll simply have sex with you
    Appreciate them to the fullest extent, and then beyond
    'Cause you never really know what you got, until it's gone
  3. That Robin Girl

    That Robin Girl Born Again Atheist

    Aug 29, 2002
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    S. Austin
    There's one Garth Brook song that I actually like. He's singing about his wife but this applies to friends, family, everyone:

    If I never wake up in the morning
    Would she ever doubt the way I feel
    About her in my heart
    If tomorrow never comes
    Will she know how much I loved her
    Did I try in every way to show her every day
    That she’s my only one
    And if my time on earth were through
    And she must face the world without me
    Is the love I gave her in the past
    Gonna be enough to last
    If tomorrow never comes
  4. Create

    Create :free at last:

    Jan 4, 2006
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    One of my favorites...Yeah, I'm a hippy 25 years late
    I've also always really liked this one. I'll put the whole song in.

  5. Jay Pheezy

    Jay Pheezy New Member

    Dec 31, 2005
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    Damn, thats amazing :noes:
  6. The Secretary

    The Secretary My domestic skills will rock your socks off!

    Apr 21, 2004
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    Where Blood Bleeds Orange
    I Love this song at the moment, its just reassurance not to give up

    Jo Dee Messina - Not Goin Down

    I woke up today with a headache
    More bills to pay than a corporation
    Hey, when will it end
    My mirror says I could use a break
    An easy day, some appreciation
    Hey how 'bout a friend
    When days like these start to fall in on me
    I gotta face my reflection and say...hey

    Been burned by the fire
    Been stuck under water
    Strung up on a wire and still the world goes around
    Been tossed like a free throw
    Knocked out when the wind blows
    Pull the curtain on the hurtin'
    'Cause I'm not going down
    (I'm not going down no no no

    Indside of me is the only
    Highway that leads to a true freedom
    Holding out it's hand
    I close my eyes and it's all right
    The sun will shine on a new horizon
    Just around the bend
    Days like these bring out the strength in me
    So I can face my reflection and say...


    I still get dizzy and frantic, lonely and paniced
    But next time I won't let it beat me, no
    I can see clearly, I know who I am
    And that's how I know I've begun living
  7. PuppyCat

    PuppyCat O.T. Mom

    Feb 6, 2005
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    Land of Provincialism
    He Ain't Heavy-He's My Brother.
    The song says it all.
  8. ebbnflo

    ebbnflo REAL- LAOT Hermit

    Nov 29, 2005
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    LOL I was just thinking about how I have had my moments where the song
    "Flagpole Sitta" could've applied to my life.:eek3: :rofl:
    Great song....will have to fetch the lyrics....
    K... here they are....(okay so I do own a tv, and I have both on my legs, but I did peirce my tongue! LOl)

    I had visions, I was in them,
    I was looking into the mirror
    To see a little bit clearer
    The rottenness and evil in me

    Fingertips have memories,
    Mine can't forget the curves of your body
    And when I feel a bit naughty
    I run it up the flagpole and see who salutes
    (But no one ever does)

    I'm not sick, but I'm not well
    and I'm so hot 'cause I'm in hell

    Been around the world and found
    That only stupid people are breeding
    The cretins cloning and feeding
    And I don't even own a TV

    Put me in the hospital for nerves
    And then they had to commit me
    You told them all I was crazy
    They cut off my legs now I'm an amputee, Goddamn you

    I'm not sick, but I'm not well
    And I'm so hot cause I'm in hell
    I'm not sick, but I'm not well
    And it's a sin, to live so well

    I wanna publish 'zines
    And rage against machines
    I wanna pierce my tongue
    It doesn't hurt, it feels fine
    The trivial sublime
    I'd like to turn off time
    And kill my mind
    You kill my mind

    Paranoia, paranoia
    Everybody's comin' to get me
    Just say you never met me
    I'm runnin' underground with the moles
    Diggin' in holes
    Hear the voices in my head
    I swear to God it sounds like they're snoring
    But if you're bored then you're boring
    The agony and the irony, they're killing me, whoa!

    I'm not sick, but I'm not well
    And I'm so hot cause I'm in hell
    I'm not sick, but I'm not well
    And it's a sin to live this well

    (One, two, three, four!)

    Last edited: Jan 23, 2006
  9. Socrates

    Socrates New Member

    Feb 25, 2005
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    Springfield, MO
    Big Pimpin' :mamoru:

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