Quotes & Lyrics

Lotta love to give
by Daniel Lanois
 
I'm watching the rain clouds in the sky roll in
I'm sick of these red pills, sick of the devil's grin
Daniel, Daniel by the bonfires
On the telephone wire she's callin' you sayin'
Hey I got a lotta love to give
 
You walked up to me and said did I make a mistake
I feel so naked I could use a twist of fate
There's a sermon that I heard the other day,
confused me so I looked the other way
I'm watchin' you now with a whole lotta love to give
 
I'm half crazy, eyes are heavy
If I can't be with you I would much rather be very dead
 

 Please don't break it, ah could you make it into something 

that fits into your very pretty head

Just tryin' to write it down while I still remember it

Ah, the winds are cold, but not yet, it's not yet December

Oh, fireballs bursting in the sky, Wasaga Beach, first of July, you said to me,

hey I gotta whole lotta love to give

Try not thinking of peeling an orange. Try not imagining the juice running down your fingers, the soft inner part of the peel. The smell. Try and you can't. The brain doesn't process negatives.

Douglas Coupland, "Microserfs"

"We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves. The martyrs go hand in hand into the arena; they are crucified alone. Embraced, the lovers desperately try to fuse their insulated ecstasies into a single self-transcendence; in vain. By its very nature every embodied spirit is doomed to suffer and enjoy in solitude. Sensations, feelings, insights, fancies? all these are private and, except through symbols and at second hand, incommunicable. We can pool information about experiences, but never the experiences themselves. From family to nation, every human group is a society of island universes."

Aldous Huxley, "the doors of perception"
Sad Beautiful On life

NEW!!

Shadows casting bodies Who knows which way things will go? -- John Frusciante, "The Afterglow"
My smile is a rifle, and it's pointed at you -- John Frusciante, "My smile is a rifle"
I've been around, but not around enough -- RHCP, "Warm tape"
Let me lay you down in my bed of metaphors now baby Roam around my pandora like mind -- Jason Mitchell, "Little Coma"
You're a slave to the money than you die -- The Verve, "Bittersweet Symphony"
Don't tell me how the universe is altered When you find out how he gets paid -- Tragically Hip, "Poets"

Armed with skill and it's frustration -- Tragically Hip, "Grace Too"

Let me speak, let me spit out my bitterness- Born of grief and nights without sleep and festering flesh -- Joni Mitchell, "The Sire of Sorrow" (Job's Sad Song)

This is a song, this is a song a song for a departure This is a song This is a song, this is a song a song to break your heart to This is a song -- Manic Street Preachers

Holding on to facts that'll never be proven Faking an action cause no one's looking -- John Frusciante

Letdown by Radiohead
I feel good... I feel so far away
-- John Frusciante

You're perfect, you fit right into my life
-- John Frusciante

Loverman lyrics by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
I'm taking a chance on the wind
I'm packing all my bags
Taking a mistake I gotta make
then I'm glory bound
-- Martin Sexton "glory bound"

I think we should all just smile, come clean and relax.
-- Ani Difranco "anticipate"

"i feel most together with my nowhere stare"
- roy harper "me and my woman"

it would seem to me, i remember every single f@^%in thing i know
-gord downie, tragically hip "at the hundredth meridian"

seems these days i don't feel anything unless it cuts me down to the bone
-david gray "my oh my", white ladder

It only takes one tree to make a thousand matches, it only takes one match to burn a thousand trees
-stereophonics, "a thousand trees"

Turns out not where but who you're with
That really matters
...
Turns out not where but what you think
That really matters
-dave matthews "the best of what's around"

"Every pleasures got an edge of pain, pay for your ticket and don't complain".
- Bob Dylan, 'Silvio'

"Dreams are the eraser dust I blow off my page. They fade into the emptiness, another dark gray day. Dreams are only memories of the plans I had back then. Dreams are eraser dust and now I use a pen."
-Edgar Allan Poe

"Well I've been bound and gagged and I've been terrorized
And I've been castrated and I've been lobotomized
But never has my tormenter come in such a cunning disguise

I let love in
I let love in
[...]

So if you're sitting all alone and hear a-knocking at you door
and the air is full of promises, well
buddy, you've been warned
Far worse to be Love's lover than the lover that Love has scorned

I let love in
I let love in"
-Nick Cave, "Let Love In"

Lyrics

Sad

"And there's a wasteland in your soul, the burnt out trees will leave you cold." --Beth Orton (She Cries Your Name)

I'll see you again - Roy Harper

"Make a joke and I will sigh, and you will laugh, and I will cry." --Ozzy Osbourne (Paranoid)

"Dreamin' my life away counts for nothin'." -- John Frusciante (Dying Song)

Beautiful

"We'll torture the rain, we'll bleed the sun. No small task, but it will be done... for you." --Jason Mitchell (No Small Task)

"You quiver like a candle on fire, I'm putting you out now." -- Badly Drawn Boy (Once Around the Block)

Hallelujah --Leonard Cohen

Legend - Roy Harper

My Friend - Roy Harper

Hope chorus-bridge lyric - Roy Harper

The Collection of Marie-Claire --Daniel Lanois

Lotta Love to Give --Daniel Lanois

On life

"I don't know who I am, but life's for learning." -- Joni Mitchell (Woodstock)

"I feel most together with my nowhere stare" -- Roy Harper (me and my woman)

"Life, life is just to die." -- Lou Reed (Sweet Jane)

"There must be some kind of way out of here, said the joker to the thief. There's too much confusion, I can't get no relief. Business men they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth. None of them along the line now what any of it's worth." --Bob Dylan (All Along the Watchtower)

"When all that's left to do is reflect on whats been done, this is where sadness lies, the sadness of everyone." --Ed Kowalcyzk (Live) (The Dam at Otter Creek)

"If I don't see you again in this life, I'll meet you in the next one, and don't be late! DON'T BE LATE!!" --Jimi Hendrix, (Voodoo Chile)
There's a devil waiting outside your door
(How much longer?)
There's a devil waiting outside your door
It is bucking and braying and pawing at the floor
And he's howling with pain and crawling up the walls
There's a devil waiting outside your door
He's weak with evil and broken by the world
He's shouting your name and he's asking for more
There's a devil waiting outside your door


Loverman! Since the world began
Forever, Amen Till end of time Take off that
dress I'm coming down I'm your loverman
Cause I am what I am what I am what I am


L is for LOVE, baby
O is for ONLY you that I do
V is for loving VIRTUALLY all that you are
E is for loving almost EVERYTHING that you do
R is for RAPE me
M is for MURDER me
A is for ANSWERING all of my prayers
N is for KNOWING your loverman's going to
be the answer to all of yours


Loverman! Till the bitter end
While empires burn down Forever and ever
and ever and ever Amen I'm your loverman
So help me, baby So help me
Cause I am what I am what I am what I am
I'll be your loverman!


There's a devil crawling along your floor
There's a devil crawling along your floor
With a trembling heart, he's coming through your door
With his straining sex in his jumping paw
There's a devil crawling along your floor
And he's old and he's stupid and
he's hungry and he's sore
And he's lame and he's blind
and he's dirty and he's poor
Give him more
There's a devil crawling along your floor


Loverman! Here I stand Forever, Amen
Cause I am what I am what I am what I am
Forgive me, baby My hands are tied
And I got no choice No, I got no choice at all


I'll say it again
L is for LOVE, baby
O is for O yes I do
V is for VIRTUE, so I ain't gonna hurt you
E is for EVEN if you want me to
R is for RENDER unto me, baby
M is for that which is MINE
A is for ANY old how, darling
N is for ANY old time


I'll be your loverman! I got a masterplan
To take off your dress And be your man
Seize the throne Seize the mantle
Seize the crown Cause I am what I am
What I am what I am I'm your loverman!


There's a devil lying by your side
You might think he's asleep
but look at his eyes
He wants you, baby, to be his bride
There's a devil lying by your side


Loverman! Loverman!

Beyond a certain point there is no return. This point has to be reached.

Franz Kafka

The greater the stupidity, the greater the clarity. Stupidity is brief and guileless, while wit equivocates and hides. Wit is a scoundrel, while stupidity is honest and sincere.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, "The Brothers Karamazov"
Hallelujah written by Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley version I heard there was a secret chord that David played and it pleased the Lord But you don't really care for music, do you? Well it goes like this : The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift The baffled king composing Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah... Well your faith was strong but you needed proof You saw her bathing on the roof Her beauty and the moonlight overthrough ya She tied you to her kitchen chair She broke your throne and she cut your hair And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah Baby I've been here before I've seen this room and I've walked this floor I used to live alone before I knew ya I've seen your flag on the marble arch But love is not a victory march It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah There was a time when you let me know What's really going on below But now you never show that to me do ya But remember when I moved in you And the holy dove was moving too And every breath we drew was Hallelujah Well, maybe there's a God above But all I've ever learned from love Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya It's not a cry that you hear at night It's not somebody who's seen the light It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah...
Pain
by "The War on Drugs
Go to bed now I can tell
Pain is on the way out now
The greater the stupidity, the greater the clarity. Stupidity is brief and guileless, while wit equivocates and hides. Wit is a scoundrel, while stupidity is honest and sincere.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, "The Brothers Karamazov"

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

Charles Dickens, "A Tale of Two Cities"
Lazarus Online
by "Wolf Parade"
...If we’re all just gonna fall like autumn leaves
Into some nihilistic season
Each one an ever falling reason
An ever falling down cathedral
Now I believe in what I believe in
And you believe in what you believe in

Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting.

John Russell

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

Confucius

If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time -- a tremendous whack.

Winston Churchill
Don't Swallow the Cap
by "The National"
...I'm tired, I'm freezing, I'm dumb
When it gets so late I forget everyone
I need somewhere to stay
Don't think anybody I know is awake
Calm down, it's alright
Keep my arms the rest of the night
When they ask what do I see
I see a bright white beautiful heaven
hangin' over me

Let no man fear to die we love to sleep all, And death is but the sounder sleep

Beaumont

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

Chinese Proverb

But I don't want to go among mad people,Alice remarked. "Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat. "We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad." How do you know I'm mad? said Alice. "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."

Lewis Carroll, "Alice in Wonderland"

Happiness is to see the world in a grain of sand, and Heaven in a wild flower, to hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in a single hour.

William Blake
Legend - by Roy Harper from his 1966 debut album, "Sophisticated Beggar" I hear the songbirds singing in the trees above my bed In the valley of the shadow of the sea of living dead I see the same old smells aboard my ship of shapelessness Meandering suspended in amorphous tastelessness I hear the happy people striking down their matchless road The false teeth and the cologne partly sharing half the load I know I cannot ask them so I leave their eyes to say I know the way to Mount Street, but I just don't know the way I see the hollow buildings hanging in the winter sun Throwing empty shadows that hide the hollow men The world just isn't real it's built on endless timeless time On land marks in the desert wastes of multicoloured crime The maps stuck in the tube trains will tell you where're your going They'll also tell you pratically everything worth knowing So if anybody asks me I'd say "take a few salt sodas" If you don't you stand the dirty chance of dying stone cold sober And as I hear you breathing life's last distant compliment I know I can't have said much of what I really meant The sky dissolves the sky and the snowflakes face to face And everything is just everything because everything just is

When one teaches, two learn.

Robert Half
Marie-Claire, j'ai marche toute la soiree (I walked all evening)
Ton portrait toujours pres de mon coeur (Your picture has always pleased my heart)
Je veux te dire que je t'ai reve tout l'ete (I meant to tell you that I dreamed of you all summer)
Marie-Claire, s'il te plait, n'est pas peur. (Marie Claire, please, don't be afraid)

	I brought you some colours to paint with
	On the nights when it's cold outside
	And I'll shoot that blue-eyed son of a bitch
	'Cause it's me who'll have you for his bride

Marie-Claire, it's no good la vie d'une danseuse (you delicate dancer)
Tous les yeux, they're on you, I can't stand (All eyes are on you, I can't stand it)
Don't you know that you are my amoureuse (love).
Marie Claire, let them all be damned.

	My hands have bled to the bone
	I brought you a drawing to see
	Of the cabin made of sticks and stones,
	And there you will learn to love me.

Marie Claire, j'ai sale beaucoup d' poissons (I salted many fish)
Et les bois du Nord maintenant sont tranquilles (And the woods of the north are now calm)
Je te promet de ne pas boire la boisson (I promise you I will not drink)
Oublie le Montreal, la vieille ville. (Forget Montreal, the old city )

	As I lay you there on the backseat,
	All in white there, dans mon char (in my car)
	Take your time Marie Claire and sleep,
	As I bring you up to Labrador.

Without order nothing can exist - without chaos nothing can evolve

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"Hope", from (the 1985 album)'Whatever happened to Jugula?' --Roy Harper /Jimmy Page "...I wanted to live forever The same as you will too I wanted to live forever And everybody knew As the falling rain Of the northern jungle Hanging droplets on the leaves Bombards my brain I hear you Across the room A sea of daffodils spring into bloom You are the mist The frost across my window pane And again She moves her body And her whispers weave And the world spins And tells me that I'll never want to leave..."

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would, appear to man as it is, infinite.

William Blake

Eat, drink and be merry... For tomorrow we die.

Epicurus
...I left you stony With dreams cold and bony I know how it feels, I've been there I was your only Your fault you're so lonely A face with a permanent stare And all I was wanting was friends and good hunting But you want my soul behind bars Well love isn't jealous or bitchy and callous She's here for us all and she's ours Well I'll see you again by accident Or maybe I'll see you again I'm feeling the reasons for why I went Like mountains between now and then I wanted to help, but I couldn't stay And I flew, what else could I do? I needed to stop you from falling in love that way I didn't have it for you No way No way (that way)

Dreams are the eraser dust I blow off my page. They fade into the emptiness, another dark gray day. Dreams are only memories of the plans I had back then. Dreams are eraser dust and now I use a pen.

Edgar Allan Poe

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.

George Orwell, "1984"

Repetition is the cause of success or failure.

Brian Danchilla
•   Song lyrics •   My Opinions •   Quotes

Always listen to the experts. They will tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it.

Robert Heinlein

Everyone hears only what he understands.

Goethe

In the beginning, there was nothing. And the Lord said 'Let there be light' and there was still nothing, but now you could see it.

Terry Pratchett
Transport, motorways and tramlines Starting and then stopping Taking off and landing The emptiest of feelings Disappointed people clinging on to bottles And when it comes it's so so disappointing Let down and hanging around Crushed like a bug in the ground Let down and hanging around Shell smashed, juices flowing Wings twitch, legs are going Don't get sentimental It always ends up drivel One day I'm going to grow wings A chemical reaction Hysterical and useless Hysterical and ... Let down and hanging around Crushed like a bug in the ground Let down and hanging around Let down again Let down again Let down again You know, you know where you are with You know where you are with Floor collapsing Floating, bouncing back And one day.... I am going to grow wings A chemical reaction Hysterical and useless Hysterical and... Let down and hanging around Crushed like a bug in the ground Let down and hanging around

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic

Arthur C Clarke
There's a devil waiting outside your door
(How much longer?)
There's a devil waiting outside your door
It is bucking and braying and pawing at the floor
And he's howling with pain and crawling up the walls
There's a devil waiting outside your door
He's weak with evil and broken by the world
He's shouting your name and he's asking for more
There's a devil waiting outside your door


Loverman! Since the world began
Forever, Amen Till end of time Take off that
dress I'm coming down I'm your loverman
Cause I am what I am what I am what I am


L is for LOVE, baby
O is for ONLY you that I do
V is for loving VIRTUALLY all that you are
E is for loving almost EVERYTHING that you do
R is for RAPE me
M is for MURDER me
A is for ANSWERING all of my prayers
N is for KNOWING your loverman's going to
be the answer to all of yours


Loverman! Till the bitter end
While empires burn down Forever and ever
and ever and ever Amen I'm your loverman
So help me, baby So help me
Cause I am what I am what I am what I am
I'll be your loverman!


There's a devil crawling along your floor
There's a devil crawling along your floor
With a trembling heart, he's coming through your door
With his straining sex in his jumping paw
There's a devil crawling along your floor
And he's old and he's stupid and
he's hungry and he's sore
And he's lame and he's blind
and he's dirty and he's poor
Give him more
There's a devil crawling along your floor


Loverman! Here I stand Forever, Amen
Cause I am what I am what I am what I am
Forgive me, baby My hands are tied
And I got no choice No, I got no choice at all


I'll say it again
L is for LOVE, baby
O is for O yes I do
V is for VIRTUE, so I ain't gonna hurt you
E is for EVEN if you want me to
R is for RENDER unto me, baby
M is for that which is MINE
A is for ANY old how, darling
N is for ANY old time


I'll be your loverman! I got a masterplan
To take off your dress And be your man
Seize the throne Seize the mantle
Seize the crown Cause I am what I am
What I am what I am I'm your loverman!


There's a devil lying by your side
You might think he's asleep
but look at his eyes
He wants you, baby, to be his bride
There's a devil lying by your side


Loverman! Loverman!
My Friend by Roy Harper So now you tell me that you're leaving, my friend And I can but leave you Into your world blowing There isn't time to say goodbye Nor would I ever wish to You brought me a very many good dreams, my friend And I'll smile beside you For I know I saw you The two halves of our spinning mess Covering our laughter And time may spread it's woven whirlwind, my friend Far beyond our hearing Through eternal raging And yet I hear our voice of love Above the loudest madness So now you tell me that you're leaving, my friend And I can but leave you Fare you well Fare you well We'll meet again along those paving stone Patterns of our living And was it gold or is it silver, my friend? I can hear you crying Through the mist you stumble And when you've taken that last sun We'll watch it in the darkness

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny..."

Isaac Asimov

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it is the one that is most adaptable to change.

Charles Darwin
Tell me and I will forget;
Show me and I may remember;
Involve me and I will understand.
Chinese Proverb

Lyrics

I am very fond of song lyrics and many of my favorite artists can pen a good ditty. i was trying to compile a list of great songs. here is a quick one - undoubtedly i am missing 100s of songs. please comment some suggestions.

  • led zeppelin - achilles last stand
  • bob dylan - tangled up in blue
  • roy harper - me and my woman
  • raconteurs - carolina drama
  • nick cave (cannot remember the song at the moment, i'll fill it in when i do)
-- Various Epic lyical songs
		"..did anyone ever tell you
		that you brighten up this place?
		well, allow me to be the first

		this is not your boss talking now.
		it's just another good person,
		being thrown up against the worst..."
		-- hidden track: (channel #13),  matt osborne (r.i.p.)
		

(the story: my first year in surreal university, in waterloo, ontario, local artist osborne played in a dorm room lounge one day, selling copies of one of his CDs. i bought a copy and although it's mostly so-so, this hidden track is fantastic in my mind...

-- Matthew Osborne, "untitled"
		"...I wanted to live forever
		the same as you will too..."
		
-- Roy Harper, "Hope"
		"...well everybody wants to live forever
		I just wanna burn out hard and bright.
		I just wanna be your firecracker
		and maybe be your baby tonight..."
		
-- Ryan Adams, "Firecracker"