Monthly Archives: January 2009

Come on up for the rising tonight

Come on up for the rising tonight

Inauguration anthem of President Barack Obama.

Song (click for full lyrics): The Rising

Artist: Bruce Springsteen

Album: The RisingBruce Springsteen The Rising

Year: 2002

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I’m getting old and I need something to rely on

“I’m getting old and I need something to rely on”

For my birthday….

Song(click for full lyrics): Somewhere Only We Know

Artist: Keanekeane Hopes & Fears

Album: Hopes & Fears

Year: 2004

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Won’t you help me share my load from the dark end of the street to the bright side of the road

Won’t you help me share my load, from the dark end of the street to the bright side of the road?

A classic from Van Morrison as President Barack Obama takes office.

Song (click for full lyrics): Bright Side of the Road

Artist: Van Morrisonvan-morrison-into-the-music1

Album: Into the Music

Year: 1979

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I did it my way

I did it my way

Frank Sinatra originally crooned this Paul Anka classic but Sid Vicious from the Sex Pistols screamed it to a generation.

Song (click for full lyrics): My Way

Artist: Sid Vicious & the Sex Pistols

Album: Sid Singssid-vicious

Year: 1978

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You’re like a disease without any cure

“You’re like a disease without any cure”

Song(click for full lyrics: Laid

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Artist: James

Album: Laidjames-laid

Year: 1993

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Try to make ends meet, you’re a slave to the money then you die

“Try to make ends meet, you’re a slave to the money then you die”

It rings pretty true given the worst economy in our lifetime. This is the first song that has landed two lyrical wisdom nuggets. The first was “I’m a million differnt people from one day to the next.”

Song(click for full lyrics: Bittersweet Symphony

Artist: The Verve

Album: Urban HymnsThe Verve Urban Hymns

Year:1997

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Any way the wind blows doesn’t really matter to me

“Any way the wind blows doesn’t really matter to me”

Hailed by many as one of the greatest rock songs of all time. It was groundbreaking for its time (5:55), video promo (precursor to MTV) and unique operatic style.

“Bismillah” is found in the Qu’ran and means “In the name of Allah.” “Scaramouch” means “a stock character that appears as a boastful coward.” “Beelzebub” is one of the many names given to The Devil.

Song (click for full lyrics): Bohemian Rhapsody

Artist: Queenqueen A night at the opera

Album: A Night At The Opera

Year: 1975

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