Thursday, September 29, 2005

Lyrics that have made me think

This one's from Teacher by Jethro Tull,a song I've listening to a lot in the past few days:

He said, "my name’s the teacher,
That is what I call myself.
And I have a lesson
That I must impart to you.
It’s an old expression
But I must insist it’s true.
Jump up, look around,
Find yourself some fun,
No sense in sitting there hating everyone.
No man’s an island and his castle isn’t home,
The nest is for nothing when the bird has flown.’’

Damn!Sitting there and hating everyone.That's what I do.Maybe I should jump up,look around and find some fun.

Hey man, what’s the plan, what was that you said?
Sun-tanned, drink in hand, lying there in bed.
I try to socialize but I can’t seem to find
What I was looking for, got something on my mind.

The next few lines really sum up what happens next.I try but I can't seem to find.Status Quo.

This one is from my current favorite Baba O' Riley

I don't need to fight
To prove I'm right
I don't need to be forgiven

Don't cry
Don't raise your eye
It's only teenage wasteland

The teenage wasteland bit is mysterious.There have been a lot of interpretations,so I won't place mine,but nevertheless it sounds good.

The exodus is here
The happy ones are near
Let's get together
Before we get much older

These four lines were my status message for a long while,and I have a post on them.So needless to say how great it feels to listen to them again and again.

And then there is one of my childhood(even 9th std. seems childhood now,however bad it felt then when somebody called me a child then),Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles:

Ah, look at all the lonely people
Ah, look at all the lonely people

Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name
Nobody came
Father McKenzie wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave
No one was saved

All the lonely people (Ah, look at all the lonely people)
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people (Ah, look at all the lonely people)
Where do they all belong?

One the most haunting songs I've heard,this.

Spinal Tap isn't exactly the kind of band which would make you think.But since I try and make most points through humor,I love it when someone else does:

Stop wasting my time

You know what I want
You know what I need
Or maybe you don't
Do I have to come right
Flat out and tell you everything?

Gimme some money
Gimme sone money

I'm nobody's fool
I'm nobody's clown
I'm treating you cool
I'm putting you down
But baby I don't intend to leave empty handed

Gimme some money
Gimme some money

Don't get me wrong
Try getting me right
Your face is ok but your purse is too tight

I'm looking for pound notes
Loose change
Bad checks, anything

Gimme some money
Gimme some money

Smile everytime I hear this one :)

One each again by Tull and The Who:

So the old Rocker gets out his bike
to make a ton before he takes his leave.
Up on the A1 by Scotch Corner
just like it used to be.
And as he flies --- tears in his eyes ---
his wind-whipped words echo the final take
and he hits the trunk road doing around 120
with no room left to brake.

And he was too old to Rock'n'Roll but he was too young to die.
No, you're never too old to Rock'n'Roll if you're too young to die

Hope the same spirit wil remain in everyone :)

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
No, no!

In the present political scenario,this is my approach.As I've already mentioned here

I will keep listening.And keep thinking.


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