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I didn't know where else to categorize this topic, but this should work. I thought it would be fun to have a place to post lyrics that are particularly meaningful to us personally, have a spiritual twist to them, or are just plain fun without being horribly off-topic. :)

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Here are a few of my favorites from King's X. They date from a more searching period in my life (10+ years ago), but they still say a lot... And hell, they're just downright groove-tastic.

 

Pleiades

 

when i look up

at the stars at night

what could i find beyond the light

a hundred million

worlds that we ignore

who can restrain pleiades

or know the laws of heavenly's

how many times have we been wrong before

 

far off in the field i see a castle

today the people gather at the pole

he tried to tell us all the world was spherical

they burned his body

but not his soul

 

Lies in the Sand (The Ballad Of...)

 

There's a man, who says there is a light in the sky.

All my friends say he's telling a lie.

But he speaks with such passion that I have to think about.

And his hands ... well they tremble as he points it out.

But I can't see what it's all about

And the voices of many are singing along it seems.

 

Is it all something new? And will I see it too?

Or is this just continuing man?

Throughout all history, claiming they all can see

but the evidence falters just short of my hand.

And there are lies in the sand.

 

There's a man who says he was a Satanic Beast.

And the many were there at his feet.

And he scared all the people, cause he is just what we want.

 

Is it all something new? And will I see it too?

Or is this just continuing man?

Making more history, claiming they all can see

but the evidence falters just short of my hand.

And there are lies in the sand.

 

There are things that will surely seem as they are not,

And I might not know all that I've got.

But the bluffing is easy, and I haven't seen your hand.

 

Run

 

Yeah she told me, that if I wasn't good

He would get me, make me pay for

everything I did, and she said

that everybody bad would burn in Hell

I did what she told me and I became someone else

 

I had to run

I had to hide

In the world outside

A better chance, out there

If God is everywhere

 

I wait for nothing, take my chances let it ride

maybe there's an answer but it's buried by the lies

Somebody told me that it's just a waste of my time

But I can't get rid of all those bags I left behind

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When you’re down and troubled

And you need a helping hand

And nothing, whoa nothing is going right.

Close your eyes and think of me

And soon I will be there

To brighten up even your darkest nights.

 

You just call out my name,

And you know whereever I am

I’ll come running, oh yeah baby

To see you again.

Winter, spring, summer, or fall,

All you have to do is call

And I’ll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah.

You’ve got a friend.

 

If the sky above you

Should turn dark and full of clouds

And that old north wind should begin to blow

Keep your head together and call my name out loud

And soon I'll be knocking upon your door.

 

You just call out my name and you know where ever I am

I’ll come running to see you again.

Winter, spring, summer or fall

All you got to do is call

And I’ll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah.

 

Hey, ain’t it good to know that you’ve got a friend?

People can be so cold.

They’ll hurt you and desert you.

Well they’ll take your soul if you let them.

Oh yeah, but don’t you let them.

 

You just call out my name and you know wherever I am

I’ll come running to see you again.

Oh babe, don’t you know that,

Winter spring summer or fall,

Hey now, all you’ve got to do is call.

And I’ll be there, yes I will.

You’ve got a friend.

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MY OH MY - David Gray

 

What on earth is going on in my heart

Has it turned as cold as stone

Seems these days I don't feel anything

Less it cuts me right down to the bone

What on earth is going on in my heart

 

My oh my you know it just don't stop

It's in my mind I wanna tear it up

I've tried to fight it tried to turn it off

But it's not enough

It takes a lotta love

It takes a lotta love my friend

To keep your heart from freezing

To push on till the end

My oh my

 

What on earth is going on in my head

You know I used to be so sure

You know I used to be so definite

Thought I knew what love was for

I look around these days and I'm not so sure

 

 

My oh my you know it just don't stop

It's in my mind I wanna tear it up

I've tried to fight it tried to turn it off

But it's not enough

It takes a lotta love

It takes a lotta love my friend

To keep your heart from freezing

To push on till the end

My oh my you know I just can't win

I burn it down it comes right back again

What kinda world is this we're living in

where you never win

It takes a lotta love

It takes a lotta love these days

To keep your heart from freezing

To keep your spirit free

 

My oh my you know it just don't stop

It's in my mind I wanna tear it up

I've tried to fight it tried to turn it off

But it's not enough

It takes a lotta love

It takes a lotta love my friend

To keep your heart from freezing

To push on till the end

My oh my it just don't stop

My oh my it just don't stop

My oh my it just don't stop etc. etc.

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"Between the Times" by Ray Makeever

 

Once there was a river in the valley

With water clear as crystal casting diamonds in the sun.

Now the river bed is dry and empty

And no one knows where all the water's gone.

But somewhere from the east there come the mem'ries

That weave the morning sunrise with the river's sacrifice

And those who trust the movement of the cent'ries

Can still see the river flow between the times.

 

Chorus: Between the times of plenty--

1) When the water's just a trickle in our lives

2) When the song is just a whisper in our lives

3) When freedom is imprisoned in our lives

--At the time that we must grieve

Because the words that we believe aren't coming true

What shall we do between the times?

What shall we do between the times?

 

Once there was a singer in each person

With a voice as strong as rain and thunder carried on the wind

Now the sounds we make are so uncertain

That we wonder if we'll ever sing again

But somewhere from the north there come the mem'ries

That whisper on the breeze across the lakes and in the pine

And those who trust the movement of the cent'ries

Can still hear a song to sing between the times.

 

Once there was a road that led to freedom

Where kindness walked with truth and peace and justice led the way

Now the people have no one to lead them

And we weep to see the children go astray

But somewhere from the south there come the mem'ries

Of a land of milk and honey and the promised rainbow sign

And those who trust the movement of the cent'ries

Can still walk along the road between the times.

 

 

Peace and fortitude,

curlytop

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Barenaked Ladies

 

"When You Dream"

 

With life just begun, my sleeping new son

has eyes that roll back in his head

They flutter and dart, he slows down his heart

and pictures a world past his bed

It's hard to believe

As I watch you breathe

Your mind drifts and weaves

 

When you dream,

what do you dream about?

When you dream,

what do you dream about?

Do you dream about

music or mathematics

or planets too far for the eye?

Do you dream about

Jesus or quantum mechanics

or angels who sing lullabies?

 

His fontanelle pulses with lives that he's lived

With memories he'll learn to ignore

And when it is closed, he already knows

he's forgotten all he knew before

But when sleep sets in

history begins

But the future will win

 

When you dream,

what do you dream about?

When you dream,

what do you dream about?

Are they colour or black and white,

Yiddish or English

or languages not yet conceived?

Are they silent or boisterous?

Do you hear noises just

loud enough to be perceived?

Do you hear Del Shannon's "Runaway" playing

on transistor radio waves?

With so little experience,

your mind not yet cognizant

Are you wise beyond your few days?

When you dream,

what do you dream about?

When you dream,

what do you dream about?

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These lyrics are pretty recent. This is just a portion of them:

 

"God, for the life of me, I don't know why --

We hurt each other in...

in the name of what is right--

Oh, what we think is right.

God, for the life of me, I don't understand --

Echos every day of man's

inhumanity to man--

Man's inhumanity to man.

There's a river of sorrow...running through my heart....through the long night, I will follow......the

glimmer in the dark.....Lord, You are the human spark."

 

-Michael W. Smith

 

 

Peace,

 

-Rob

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pray your gods

toad the wet sprocket

 

i will give the secrets you request

and you will be the one to sacrifice

so lay your olive arms upon my breast

and sing the poems, free the butterflies

 

pray your gods who ask you for your blood

for they are strong and angry jealous ones

or lay upon my altar now your love

i fear my time is short

there are armies moving close

be quick, my love

 

i feel my body weakened by the years

as people turn to gods of cruel design

is it that they fear the pain of death

or could it be they fear the joy of life

 

pray your gods who rule you by your fear

for they are quick and ruthless punishers

or lay upon my altar now your love

i fear my time is short

there are armies moving on

be quick, my love

 

dona nobis pacem, pacem ...

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The Distance to the Sun

Spock's Beard

 

There is no peace

Here in my mind

There's no way to see

We're all born blind

To some place some time

When we could feel like

We're joined inside

We can't always

See it with our eyes

 

But there is a world apart from what we know

There is a time the eyes will never show

We can be as one

And be farther than the distance to the sun

 

There is no use you'll never win

They'll only kick you back again

Back where you've been

And you're never satisfied

Your wants just change

You've been playing an unwinnable game

 

But there is a world apart from what we know

There is a place the eyes will never show

We can be as one

And be farther than the distance to the sun

 

Half the time we're gone, we don't know why

Half of us are crying to the sky

Once we're there we'll wonder why it took so long

Once we're there we'll know what we became

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Get together - The Youngbloods

 

Love is but a song to sing

Fear's the way we die

You can make the mountains ring

Or make the angels cry

Though the bird is on the wing

And you may not know why

 

Come on people now

Smile on your brother

Everybody get together

Try to love one another

Right now

 

Some may come and some may go

We shall surely pass

When the one that left us here

Returns for us at last

We are but a moment's sunlight

Fading in the grass

 

Come on people now

Smile on your brother

Everybody get together

Try to love one another

Right now

 

If you hear the song I sing

You will understand (listen!)

You hold the key to love and fear

All in your trembling hand

Just one key unlocks them both

It's there at you command

 

Come on people now

Smile on your brother

Everybody get together

Try to love one another

Right now

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Wow, you guys are reminding me of when I was younger, and when I used to hear a song, and think OH YES, that's IT. And I tried to share it with someone, and back then, there was no one who felt like I did about things. Here you are!

 

I'm only going to quote a snippet, from the same Barenaked Ladies album that Altheia quoted from above. I always like the songs I can think of as being about God.

 

"When you call,

I will answer.

When you fall,

I'll pick you up.

And when you court

Some disaster,

I'll point you home

I'll point you home."

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I'm really surprised more people haven't posted lyrics. I mean COME ON! :D How much easier can a thread get?

 

Here's another snippet:

 

"My Sacrifice"

 

Hello my friend, we meet again

It's been awhile, where should we begin?

Feels like forever

Within my heart are memories

Of perfect love that you gave to me

Oh, I remember

 

When you are with me, I'm free

I'm careless, I believe

Above all the others we'll fly

This brings tears to my eyes

My sacrifice

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One I find with spiritual significance is "In This Life" by Pat Humphries

 

In this life I am but one

Of a million starving others

Robbed of everything but hunger

We are prisoners together

 

I am one, but one of many single voices in the silence

That refuse the lies that bind us.

We are worthy. We are safe.

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INDIGO GIRLS, folks, INDIGO GIRLS....!!!! :D:D:D

 

From "Philosophy of Loss"

 

Welcome to why the church has died

In the heart of the exiled, in the Kingdom of Hate

She owns the land and keeps her commands

And marries herself to the State.

Modern scribes in Jesus Christ, everyone is free

And the doors open wide to all straight men and women

But they are not open to me.

And who is teaching the kids to be soldiers

Marked by a plain white cross?

You kill just a little to save a lot more

The philosophy of Loss

 

 

From "The Woods Song"

 

What it takes to cross the Great Divide

Takes more than all the courage I can muster up inside

But we get to have some answers when we reach the other side

The prize is always worth the rocky ride.

The wood is tired and the wood is old

We can make it fine if the weather holds

But if the weather holds, we'll have missed the point.

That's where we need to go.

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If you happen to have an Amazon.COM login (who doesn't?), you can listen here:

 

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000059S3X

 

Gibberish

Spock's Beard

 

All that is shall be in the world

What is shall be in the world

All that is shall be in the world

What is shall be in the world

How can it be not what it is

When being is in itself

That which it is destined to be

Because it is what it is

All that is shall be in the world

What is shall be

 

What is it that you know you know?

There isn't any place to go

The music is a mountain made

All through the years

The song is played

The song is played

 

Wind raging you remain at the mast

Still slaving to be free at last

The movement knows

No love betrayed

The final tears

As the song is played

As the song is played

 

All that is shall be in the world

What is shall ... BE!

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An oldie ('70s) but a goodie:

 

One Tin Soldier

 

Listen children to a story that was written long ago

'Bout a kingdom on a mountain, and the valley folk below

On the mountain was a treasure buried deep beneath a stone

And the valley people swore they'd have it for their very own.

 

(Chorus:)

Go ahead and hate your neighbor, go ahead and cheat a friend

Do it in the name of heaven, justify it in the end

There won't be any trumpets blowing, come the judgment day

On the bloody morning after - one tin soldier rides away.

 

So the people of the valley sent a message up the hill

Asking for the buried treasure, tons of gold for which they'd kill

Came an answer from the kingdom: "With our brothers we will share

All the secrets of our mountain, all the riches buried there.

 

Chorus

 

Now the valley cried with anger, mount your horses, draw your sword!

And they killed the mountain people, so they won their just reward

Now they stood beside the treasure on the mountain dark and red

Turned the stone and looked beneath it -

"Peace on Earth" was all it said.

 

Chorus

 

http://www.ocap.ca/songs/onetinso.html

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By The Indigo Girls: (BTW, one of them, Amy, is the daughter of a United Methodist pastor and professor, Don Sailes)

 

The Wood song

 

The thin horizon of a plan is almost clear,

my friends and I have had a tough time

bruising our brains hard up against change;

all the old dogs and the magician

 

Now I see we're in the boat in two-by-twos,

only the heart that we have for a tool we could use

and the very close quarters are hard to get used to;

love weighs the hull down with it's weight

 

But the wood is tired, and the wood is old,

and we'll make it fine, if the weather holds.

But if the weather holds, we'll have missed the point;

that's where I need to go.

 

No way construction of this tricky plan

was built by other than a greater hand

with a love that passes all our understanding

watching closely over the journey, yeah

 

But what it takes to cross the great divide

seems more that all the courage I can muster up inside.

But we get to have some answers when we reach the other side

The prize is always worth the rocky ride.

 

But the wood is tired, and the wood is old,

and we'll make it fine, if the weather holds.

But if the weather holds, we'll have missed the point;

that's where I need to go.

 

Sometimes I ask to sneak a closer look;

skip to the final chapter of the book

and then maybe steer us clear from some of the pain it took

to get us where we are this far.

 

But the question drowns in it's futility,

even I have got to laugh at me.

No one gets to miss the storm of what will be

just holding on for the ride.

 

But the wood is tired, and the wood is old,

and we'll make it fine, if the weather holds.

But if the weather holds, we'll have missed the point;

that's where I need to go.

 

http://www.lyricsdepot.com/indigo_girls/the-wood-song.html

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Wreath of Barbs

by :wumpscut:

 

holy burning hand of wrath

piercing forever through the heart

and this flaming orbit of shame

ravages and splits the path

 

grinding binding taking away

needles above the prey

wreath of barbs

 

the injection of religion

has a comalike effect

and bodies lay in decay

dreaming of a greener day

 

grinding binding taking away

needles above the prey

wreath of barbs

 

open eyes reading nothing

a sky harsh blue grins black

 

and i bleed and bleed in this wreath of barbs

and i run and run but i don't get far

 

www.wumpscut.com

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Joan Osbourne

 

If God Was One of Us Lyrics

 

If God had a name, what would it be

And would you call it to his face

If you were faced with him in all his glory

What would you ask if you had just one question

 

And yeah yeah God is great yeah yeah God is good

yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

 

What if God was one of us

Just a slob like one of us

Just a stranger on the bus

Trying to make his way home

 

If God had a face what would it look like

And would you want to see

If seeing meant that you would have to believe

In things like heaven and in jesus and the saints and all the prophets

 

And yeah yeah god is great yeah yeah god is good

yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

 

What if God was one of us

Just a slob like one of us

Just a stranger on the bus

Trying to make his way home

He's trying to make his way home

Back up to heaven all alone

Nobody calling on the phone

Except for the pope maybe in rome

 

And yeah yeah God is great yeah yeah God is good

yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

 

What if god was one of us

Just a slob like one of us

Just a stranger on the bus

Trying to make his way home

Just trying to make his way home

Like a holy rolling stone

Back up to heaven all alone

Just trying to make his way home

Nobody calling on the phone

Except for the pope maybe in rome

 

http://www.lyricsondemand.com/onehitwonder...ofuslyrics.html

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Imagine - John Lennon

 

Imagine there's no Heaven

It's easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us only sky

Imagine all the people

Living for today

 

Imagine there's no countries

It isn't hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion too

Imagine all the people

Living life in peace

 

You may say that I'm a dreamer

But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you'll join us

And the world will be as one

 

Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people

Sharing all the world

 

You may say that I'm a dreamer

But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you'll join us

And the world will live as one

 

http://www.lyrics007.com/John%20Lennon%20L...e%20Lyrics.html

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Actually, IMO, the Wood Song, cited in post 18, correlates very nicely with the following words from the www.tcpc.org homepage:

 

Do you find more grace in the search for meaning than in absolute certainty, in the questions rather than in the answers?

 

==

Perhaps the TCPC webmasters could get the permission of the Indigo Girls to play that song of theirs when people open the homepage?

 

I have a contact with them if you'd like to pursue this. Let me know.

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Gosh Fred, you sound like one of the writers of Leviticus:

Thou shalt not play music on webpages. It is an abomination. Thus sayeth (all that King James edition has had an effect) Fred. :-)

 

(BTW, I agree. Maybe I wouldn't use the word abomination. But it makes me love a certain key on my Mac, which shuteth down the music with one key, instead of gropething around for a slider or something. In the name of des. :-))

 

--des

 

 

I must signeth me off, for I needeth now to lieth myself down. (See what you started. :-))

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