Category Archives: Life

I know its only Rock and Roll but I like it!

I know its only Rock and Roll (but I like it!)”

Oh, the parenthetical irony.

Go to YouTube and watch Tina Turner on stage with the Stones in an energetic live version of this classic or if you want to see what rock videos looked like pre-MTV (what?), check out this beauty. An all-time great album cover too.

Song (click for full lyrics): Its only Rock and Roll (but I like it!)

Artist: The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones Its Only rock & roll

Album: It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll

Year: 1974

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Should I give up or should I just keep chasing pavements, even if it leads nowhere?

Should I give up or should I just keep chasing pavements, even if it leads nowhere?

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Song (click for full lyrics): Chasing Pavements

Artist: Adeleadele-19

Album: 19

Year: 2008

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Got a car, got some gas – oh lets get out of here, get out of here fast.

Got a car, got some gas – oh lets get out of here, get out of here fast

Song (click for full lyrics): Untitled

Artist: Pearl Jam

Album: Yieldpearl-jam-yield

Year: 1998

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Another clever word sets off an unsuspecting herd

“Another clever word sets off an unsuspecting herd

Song (click for full lyrics): You’re Gonna Go Far Kid

Artist: The Offspring

Album:  Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace

Year: 2008

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Got to find a reason while my money’s all gone

Got to find a reason while my money’s all gone

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Song (click for full lyrics): What I Got

Artist: Sublime

Album:  Sublime

Year: 1996sublime

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Just because I’m losing doesn’t mean I’m lost

Just because I’m losing doesn’t mean I’m lost


Song (click for full lyrics): Lost

Artist: Coldplay

Album: Viva la Vida

Year: 2008coldplay viva la vida

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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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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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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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