Category Archives: Life

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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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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The Dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had

“The Dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had”

The video has been prohibited from being embedded so go to YouTube to check it out.

Also check out the solemn cover by Gary Jules for the movie Donnie Darko.

Song (click for full lyrics): Mad World

Artist: Tears for Fears

Album: The Hurting tears-for-fears The Hurting

Year: 1983

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You know that love’s the only goal, that could bring a peace to any soul

“You know that love’s the only goal, that could bring a peace to any soul”

To my spark Gina on our anniversary. Your love brings peace to my soul.

This video cannot be embedded but it is worth a look to see the stylings of Robert Palmer. Great song.

Song (click for full lyrics): Every Kinda People

Artist: Robert Palmer

Album: Double Funrobert palmer music lyrics

Year: 1978

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No matter how hard you try, you can’t stop us now

“No matter how hard you try, you can’t stop us now”

Song (click for full lyrics): Renegades of Funk

Artist: Rage Against the Machine

Album: Renegades

Year: 2000

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