Category Archives: Lyrics

Words for Julia

You can’t go back because life is pushing you ahead like an unending howl. You’ll feel caged, you’ll feel lost and alone, perhaps wishing you’d never been born. But always remember what I wrote one day thinking of you as … Continue reading

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Ruminations about current trends in love I

L’amour ne peut plus voyager Il a perdu son messager – Georges Moustaki Is there less love now than there used to be? Perhaps the messengers have indeed died off, as in chemical reactions where two need to react but … Continue reading

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Aisha

As if I didn’t exist at all She passed by me Without a glance, Queen of Sheba I said, Aisha, take it, it’s all yours Take it all – the pearls, the jewelry The gold around your neck The fruits, … Continue reading

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with the promise of a man

Harvest Did I see you down in a young girl’s town with your mother in so much pain? I was almost there at the top of the stairs with her screamin’ in the rain. Did she wake you up to … Continue reading

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Cocoon, ca. 1975

… and then we’d fall asleep, face to face / and tightly embraced on my bed, / to the story of Suzanne … Continue reading

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I wanna be your light

I wanna be your light
Let me be your light, I’ll light your way
Across the milky way
I wanna be your star,
Let me be your star, I’ll light your way
Across the milky way Continue reading

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Running on empty

Running on, running on empty
Running on, running blind
Running on, running into the sun
But I’m running behind Continue reading

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La pistola y el corazón

The moon tells me one thing, / the stars tell me another, / and the light of day sings me / this sad, sad song Continue reading

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Too many years

It’s been too many years to watch our hearts die in this way Continue reading

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Wasn’t born to follow

I doubt the old books, / doubt the old gods… Continue reading

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Quarter moon in a ten cent town

It’s a quarter moon in a ten cent town / Time for me to lay my heartaches down Continue reading

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Far-away love on the beach

Inspire Me Thursday‘s invitation for “beach” contributions reminded me of a song by John Cale. I tried to find it on Youtube, but it’s not there. So the lyrics will have to do, which is a shame … it’s a … Continue reading

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The pier lights our carnival life forever

Here’s my favorite 4th of July song … 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) Sandy the fireworks are hailin’ over Little Eden tonight Forcin’ a light into all those stoned-out faces left stranded on this Fourth of July Down in … Continue reading

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Both sides now

He was so busy looking at either side of the medal that he lost track of the medal itself – James Steerforth ( © 2008 ) This aphorism-like thingy came to me this morning as I was about home from … Continue reading

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The breezes of summer enlaced with a grim design

When I read Totally Optional Prompts‘ request for summer poems, a line from Richard Fariña‘s The Children of Darkness immediately came to my mind – hence this somber summer ballad with its grim design in place of something from my … Continue reading

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Until my darkness goes

More lyrics – this time an all-time gem from the Rolling Stones a propos the theme of ‘night’ given by Sunday Scribblings. The Youtube live video below shows the band in their very young days with Brian Jones on sitar … Continue reading

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Freedom

Freedom – what a mighty word. I usually feel overwhelmed when contemplating to write about such complex things. But then again, something new, meaningful and not merely personal can be said about them – or sung – with a surprisingly … Continue reading

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Candy says

Posted for Photo Hunt 110 – candy. Not a picture, but a song by the Velvet Underground in video (thank you, Youtube) and text below. Candy says I’ve come to hate my body And all that it requires in this … Continue reading

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Donovan delivers colors in black & white

One Single Impression‘s color theme immediately reminded me “Colours”, an early song by Donovan from 1965. The colors he sings about are yellow, green, blue, mellow and freedom. What color do you associate with mellow? Which one with freedom? Luckily, … Continue reading

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The Circle Game

Again, I’m letting someone else speak for me – this time it’s Joni Mitchell for the Circle prompt at One Single Impression. But yet again, this song is what came to my mind immediately (and no idea or image I … Continue reading

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