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Songs that touch your heart

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  1. valley

    valley Thread Starter

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    I have two favorite songs right now that really grab hold of my heart. I wanted to post the lyrics....i'm sure something of the song is lost without being able to hear the tune but the lyrics are really good anyways.

    So post the lyrics of songs that seem to grab hold of you in some way. I love this one from Emerson Drive called "Moments". After loving the song, I saw the video and it was icing on the cake...a great song with a great message, especially on the last part.

    I love songs about heros. In this one, its an elderly homeless man.

    Moments

    I was coming to the end of a long long walk
    When a man crawled out of a cardboard box
    Under the E. Street Bridge
    Followed me on to it
    I went out halfway across
    With that homeless shadow tagging along
    So I dug for some change
    Wouldn't need it anyway
    He took it lookin' just a bit ashamed
    He said, You know, I haven't always been this way

    I've had my moments, days in the sun
    Moments I was second to none
    Moments when I knew I did what I thought I couldn't do
    Like that plane ride coming home from the war
    That summer my son was born
    And memories like a coat so warm
    A cold wind can't get through
    Lookin' at me now you might not know it
    But I've had my moments

    I stood there tryin' to find my nerve
    Wondering if a single soul on Earth
    Would care at all
    Miss me when I'm gone
    That old man just kept hanging around
    Lookin' at me, lookin' down
    I think he recognized
    That look in my eyes
    Standing with him there I felt ashamed
    I said, You know, I haven't always felt this way

    I've had my moments, days in the sun
    Moments I was second to none
    Moments when I knew I did what I thought I couldn't do
    Like the day I walked away from the wine
    For a woman who became my wife
    And a love that, when it was right,
    Could always see me through
    Lookin' at me now you might not know it
    But I've had my moments

    I know somewhere 'round a trashcan fire tonight
    That old man tells his story one more time
    He says

    I've had my moments, days in the sun
    Moments I was second to none
    Moments when I knew I did what I thought I couldn't do
    Like that cool night on the E. Street Bridge
    When a young man almost ended it
    I was right there, wasn't scared a bit
    And I helped to pull him through
    Lookin' at me now you might not know it
    Oh, lookin' at me now you might not know it
    But I've had my moments
     
  2. valley

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    and my other favorite..another hero song, "I just came back from a war" by Darryl Worley

    The first thing I did when that plane finally landed was kiss the ground
    The next thing I did was to go find my friends down at the old hangout
    Drank some beer and talked a lot about old times
    But when the booze finally hit Billy Joe Grimes
    He said I don't know what it is, but you seem different to me

    I said I just came back from a place where they hated me
    and everything I stand for
    A land where our brothers are dying for others who don't even care anymore
    If I'm not exactly the same good old boy that you ran around with before
    I just came back from a war

    The very next morning I took a walk through the neighborhood
    I thought it's been so long since I've been in a place where everything is good
    People laughing and children were playing
    And as I watched em I found myself praying
    Lord keep em safe here at home in the land of the free

    Cuz I just came back from a place where they hated me
    And everything I stand for
    A land where our brothers are dying for others who don't even care anymore
    If I'm not same little freckled face boy
    That grew up in that house next door
    I just came back from a war

    I hope you cherish this sweet way of life
    And I hope you know that it comes with a price

    I just came back from a place where they hated me
    And everything I stand for
    A land where our brothers are dying for others who don't even care anymore
    Chances are I never will be the same
    I really don't know anymore
    I just came back from a war

    I just came back from a war

    [background]
    You dont know me (repeated)

    I just came back from a war
     
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    Just because.... :)

    Holes In the Floor of Heaven​

    Steve Wariner​

    One day shy of eight years old
    When grandma passed away
    I was a broken hearted little boy
    Blowing out that birthday cake
    How I cried when the sky let go
    With a cold lonesome rain
    My mom smiled, said "Don't be sad child.
    Grandma's watching you today."

    Chorus
    Cause there are holes in the floor of Heaven
    And her tears are pouring down
    That's how you know she's watching
    Wishing she could be here now
    Sometimes if you're lonely
    Just remember she can see
    There are holes in the floor of Heaven
    And she's watching over you and me

    Seasons come and seasons go
    Nothing stays the same
    I grew up, fell in love
    Met a girl who took my name
    Year by year we made a life
    In this sleepy little town
    I thought we'd grow old together
    Lord, I sure do miss her now

    Chorus
    Cause there's holes in the floor of Heaven
    And her tears are pouring down
    That's how I know she's watching
    Wishing she could be here now
    Sometimes when I'm lonely
    I just remember she can see
    There are holes in the floor of Heaven
    And she's watching over you and me

    Well my little girl is 23
    I walk her down the aisle
    It's a shame her Mom can't be here now
    To see her lovely smile
    They throw the rice, I catch her eye
    As the rain starts coming down
    She takes my hand says, "Daddy don't be sad
    Cause' I know Mama's watching now."

    Chorus
    There are holes in the floor of Heaven
    And her tears are pouring down
    That's how I know she's watching
    Wishing she could be here now
    Sometimes when I'm lonely
    I just remember she can see
    There are holes in the floor of Heaven
    And she's watching over you and me.
     
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    wow...those are powerful lyrics!!
     
  7. iltos

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    first time i heard this song by elton john, it brought me to a standstill...it lyrics alone don't really do it justice

     
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    I thought I had heard every Elton John song that there was. But I cant recall the tune to this one!

    Thanks you guys...its good to know that men are just as affected by music as women are. :)
     
  9. Blackmirror

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    I dont go in for slushy songs but this version of Lou Reeds classic Perfect Day really struck a chord

    Artist: Various
    Song: Perfect Day Lyrics


    Just a perfect day
    Drink sangria in the park
    And then later, when it gets dark, we'll go home
    Just a perfect day
    Feed animals in the zoo
    Then later a movie too, and then home

    [Chorus:]
    Oh it's such a perfect day
    I'm glad I spent it with you
    Oh such a perfect day
    You just keep me hanging x2

    Just a perfect day
    Problems all left alone
    Weekenders on our own
    It's such fun

    Just a perfect day
    You make me forget myself
    I thought I was someone else
    Someone good

    [Chorus]

    You're going to reap just what you sow
    You're going to reap just what you sow
    You're going to reap just what you sow
    You're going to reap just what you sow

    :D :) ;)

    But if i had to make a choice it would be this one


    From the album "Ben Kweller"

    We've been in the rain
    We've been on the mountain
    We've been round the fire

    In fancy hotels
    Drank water from farm wells
    We sang with the choir

    I kissed your dry lips
    We jumped off the high cliffs
    And splashed down below

    Skin to skin
    In the salty river
    Made love in the shadow
    Woooah ooh

    Read books to each other
    Read the mind of the other
    Flew one thousand jets

    We laughed and we cried
    At movies and real life
    At our ridiculous bets

    We danced in the moonlight at midnight
    We pressed against back doors and wooden floors
    And you never faked it

    And infrequently
    We ignored our love
    But we could never mistake it
    Oooh ooh

    We met on the front porch
    Fell in love on the phone
    Without the physical wreck

    You gave me the necklace
    That used to hang
    Around your mothers neck

    We questioned religions
    Fed bread to the pigeons
    We learned how to pray

    We stood by the ocean
    Turned our hearts in to one
    We laid in bed all day
    Heeey

    We skipped on the sidewalk
    Skipped stones on the water
    We skipped town

    We've seen the sunrise with new eyes
    We've seen the damage of gossip and true lies
    We've seen the sun go down

    Had passionate makeouts
    And passionate freakouts
    We built this world of our own

    It was in the back of a taxi
    When you told me you loved me
    And that I wasn't alone.
     
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    :) Slushy...I like that word. Love the accent I hear in your writing, too! :D

    I think our term for "slushy" here is "mushy" :)
     
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    You know the whole grab a bag type song .....:D :p quick ...
     
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    i think it was originally on "tumbleweed connection"....the thing stuck me as transcendant, leaving the "slushy" (nice word, blackmirror :cool:) idea that surrounds most love songs far behind

    i always get a kick about the "real reasons" that gives birth to some songs, tho.....who knows....that one could have been written because his parrot wouldn't talk to him :p
     
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    The one that has for a long time stopped me and made me listen and re-instill some balance of reflection in me is Wooden Ships....Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young

    Stills: If you smile at me, I will understand
    'Cause that is something everybody everywhere does
    in the same language.
    Crosby: I can see by your coat, my friend,
    you're from the other side,
    There's just one thing I got to know,
    Can you tell me please, who won?
    Stills: Say, can I have some of your purple berries?
    Crosby: Yes, I've been eating them for six or seven weeks now,
    haven't got sick once.
    Stills: Probably keep us both alive.

    Wooden ships on the water, very free and easy,
    Easy, you know the way it's supposed to be,
    Silver people on the shoreline, let us be,
    Talkin' 'bout very free and easy...
    Horror grips us as we watch you die,
    All we can do is echo your anguished cries,
    Stare as all human feelings die,
    We are leaving - you don't need us.

    Go, take your sister then, by the hand,
    lead her away from this foreign land,
    Far away, where we might laugh again,
    We are leaving - you don't need us.

    And it's a fair wind, blowin' warm,
    Out of the south over my shoulder,
    Guess I'll set a course and go...
     
  15. valley

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    an almost haunting type of song...good choice Gabriel. :)
     
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