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fendrguitplayr

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Jul 6th, 2009 04:42 PM        

'Please Be With Me' gets my vote (Allmans/Cowboy/Clapton - all good versions)<br /> <br /> Oh my word what could it be<br /> Is it love or is it me<br /> That makes me change so suddenly<br /> Looking out feeling free<br /> <br /> Sit here lying in my bed<br /> Wondering what is was Id said<br /> Made me think Id lost my head<br /> When I know Id lost my heart instead<br /> <br /> Chorus:<br /> <br /> Wont you please read my signs be a gypsy<br /> Tell me what I hope to find deep within me<br /> Because you cant see my mind please be with me<br /> <br /> Of all the better things Ive heard<br /> Loving you has made the words<br /> And all the rest seems so absurd<br /> In the end it all comes out Im sure<br /> <br /> Chorus:<br /> <br /> Wont you please read my signs be a gypsy<br /> Tell me what I hope to find deep within me<br /> Because you cant see my mind please be with me



BlondeStrat

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Jul 6th, 2009 05:01 PM        

Here's my pick ... I'm drawn to the last seven lines of the chorus in particular.<br /> <br /> "Red Dirt Road"<br /> Brooks and Dunn<br /> <br /> I was raised off of Rural Route Three, <br /> Out past where the black top ends.<br /> We'd walk to Church on Sunday mornings,<br /> Race barefoot back to Johnson's fence.<br /> That's where I first saw Mary,<br /> On that roadside pickin' blackberries.<br /> That summer I turned a corner in my soul,<br /> Down that red dirt road.<br /> <br /> It's where I drank my first beer.<br /> It's where I found Jesus.<br /> Where I wrecked my first car:<br /> I tore it all to pieces.<br /> I learned the path to Heaven,<br /> Is full of sinners an' believers.<br /> Learned that happiness on earth,<br /> Ain't just for high achievers.<br /> I've learned; I come to know,<br /> There's life at both ends,<br /> Of that red dirt road.<br /> <br /> Her Daddy didn't like me much,<br /> In my shackled up GTO.<br /> Oh, I'd sneak out in the middle of the night,<br /> Throw rocks at her bedroom window.<br /> We'd turn out the headlights,<br /> Drive by the moonlight.<br /> Talk about what the future might hold,<br /> Down that red dirt road.<br /> <br /> It's where I drank my first beer.<br /> It's where I found Jesus.<br /> Where I wrecked my first car:<br /> I tore it all to pieces.<br /> I learned the path to Heaven,<br /> Is full of sinners an' believers.<br /> Learned that happiness on earth,<br /> Ain't just for high achievers.<br /> I've learned; I come to know,<br /> There's life at both ends,<br /> Of that red dirt road.<br /> <br /> I went out into the world,<br /> An' I came back in.<br /> I lost Mary: <br /> Oh, I got her back again.<br /> An' drivin' home tonight,<br /> Feels like I've found a long-lost friend.<br /> <br /> It's where I drank my first beer.<br /> It's where I found Jesus.<br /> Where I wrecked my first car:<br /> I tore it all to pieces.<br /> I learned the path to Heaven,<br /> Is full of sinners an' believers.<br /> Learned that happiness on earth,<br /> Ain't just for high achievers.<br /> I've learned; I come to know,<br /> There's life at both ends,<br /> Of that red dirt road.<br />



ultraviolet



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Jul 7th, 2009 02:52 PM        

Any Townes Van Zandt song..



fendrguitplayr

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Jul 8th, 2009 02:05 PM        

"Any Townes Van Zandt song.."<br /> <br /> 'Texas Troubadour' is a fine collection!



Tad Troilo

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Jul 9th, 2009 10:15 AM        

So many great lyrics, so little time...<br /> <br /> Here's a current favorite:<br /> <br /> When your mother sends back all your invitations<br /> And your father to your sister he explains<br /> That you're tired of yourself and all of your creations<br /> Won't you come see me, Queen Jane ?<br /> Won't you come see me, Queen Jane ?<br /> <br /> Now when all of the flower ladies want back what they have lent you<br /> And the smell of their roses does not remain<br /> And all of your children start to resent you<br /> Won't you come see me, Queen Jane ?<br /> Won't you come see me, Queen Jane ?<br /> <br /> Now when all the clowns that you have commissioned<br /> Have died in battle or in vain<br /> And you're sick of all this repetition<br /> Won't you come see me, Queen Jane ?<br /> Won't you come see me, Queen Jane ?<br /> <br /> When all of your advisers heave their plastic<br /> At your feet to convince you of your pain<br /> Trying to prove that your conclusions should be more drastic<br /> Won't you come see me, Queen Jane ?<br /> Won't you come see me, Queen Jane ?<br /> <br /> Now when all of the bandits that you turned your other cheek to<br /> All lay down their bandanas and complain<br /> And you want somebody you don't have to speak to<br /> Won't you come see me, Queen Jane ?<br /> Won't you come see me, Queen Jane ?



ultraviolet



usa

Jul 10th, 2009 11:13 AM        

I second that Tad..



buster h



USA

It's just mileage baby!!!
Jul 12th, 2009 12:21 AM        

The Joker<br /> Steve Miller<br /> <br /> <br /> Buster



johnny1111

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Jul 13th, 2009 11:54 AM        

Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts (Bob Dylan)<br /> <br /> The festival was over, the boys were all plannin' for a fall,<br /> The cabaret was quiet except for the drillin' in the wall.<br /> The curfew had been lifted and the gamblin' wheel shut down,<br /> Anyone with any sense had already left town.<br /> He was standin' in the doorway lookin' like the Jack of Hearts.<br /> <br /> He moved across the mirrored room, "Set it up for everyone," he said,<br /> Then everyone commenced to do what they were doin' before he turned their heads.<br /> Then he walked up to a stranger and he asked him with a grin,<br /> "Could you kindly tell me, friend, what time the show begins?"<br /> Then he moved into the corner, face down like the Jack of Hearts.<br /> <br /> Backstage the girls were playin' five-card stud by the stairs,<br /> Lily had two queens, she was hopin' for a third to match her pair.<br /> Outside the streets were fillin' up, the window was open wide,<br /> A gentle breeze was blowin', you could feel it from inside.<br /> Lily called another bet and drew up the Jack of Hearts.<br /> <br /> Big Jim was no one's fool, he owned the town's only diamond mine,<br /> He made his usual entrance lookin' so dandy and so fine.<br /> With his bodyguards and silver cane and every hair in place,<br /> He took whatever he wanted to and he laid it all to waste.<br /> But his bodyguards and silver cane were no match for the Jack of Hearts.<br /> <br /> Rosemary combed her hair and took a carriage into town,<br /> She slipped in through the side door lookin' like a queen without a crown.<br /> She fluttered her false eyelashes and whispered in his ear,<br /> "Sorry, darlin', that I'm late," but he didn't seem to hear.<br /> He was starin' into space over at the Jack of Hearts.<br /> <br /> "I know I've seen that face before," Big Jim was thinkin' to himself,<br /> "Maybe down in Mexico or a picture up on somebody's shelf."<br /> But then the crowd began to stamp their feet and the house lights did dim<br /> And in the darkness of the room there was only Jim and him,<br /> Starin' at the butterfly who just drew the Jack of Hearts.<br /> <br /> Lily was a princess, she was fair-skinned and precious as a child,<br /> She did whatever she had to do, she had that certain flash every time she smiled.<br /> She'd come away from a broken home, had lots of strange affairs<br /> With men in every walk of life which took her everywhere.<br /> But she'd never met anyone quite like the Jack of Hearts.<br /> <br /> The hangin' judge came in unnoticed and was being wined and dined,<br /> The drillin' in the wall kept up but no one seemed to pay it any mind.<br /> It was known all around that Lily had Jim's ring<br /> And nothing would ever come between Lily and the king.<br /> No, nothin' ever would except maybe the Jack of Hearts.<br /> <br /> Rosemary started drinkin' hard and seein' her reflection in the knife,<br /> She was tired of the attention, tired of playin' the role of Big Jim's wife.<br /> She had done a lot of bad things, even once tried suicide,<br /> Was lookin' to do just one good deed before she died.<br /> She was gazin' to the future, riding on the Jack of Hearts.<br /> <br /> Lily washed her face, took her dress off and buried it away.<br /> "Has your luck run out?" she laughed at him, "Well, I guess you must<br /> have known it would someday.<br /> Be careful not to touch the wall, there's a brand-new coat of paint,<br /> I'm glad to see you're still alive, you're lookin' like a saint."<br /> Down the hallway footsteps were comin' for the Jack of Hearts.<br /> <br /> The backstage manager was pacing all around by his chair.<br /> "There's something funny going on," he said, "I can just feel it in the air."<br /> He went to get the hangin' judge, but the hangin' judge was drunk,<br /> As the leading actor hurried by in the costume of a monk.<br /> There was no actor anywhere better than the Jack of Hearts.<br /> <br /> Lily's arms were locked around the man that she dearly loved to touch,<br /> She forgot all about the man she couldn't stand who hounded her so much.<br /> "I've missed you so," she said to him, and he felt she was sincere,<br /> But just beyond the door he felt jealousy and fear.<br /> Just another night in the life of the Jack of Hearts.<br /> <br /> No one knew the circumstance but they say that it happened pretty quick,<br /> The door to the dressing room burst open and a cold revolver clicked.<br /> And Big Jim was standin' there, ya couldn't say surprised,<br /> Rosemary right beside him, steady in her eyes.<br /> She was with Big Jim but she was leanin' to the Jack of Hearts.<br /> <br /> Two doors down the boys finally made it through the wall<br /> And cleaned out the bank safe, it's said that they got off with quite a haul.<br /> In the darkness by the riverbed they waited on the ground<br /> For one more member who had business back in town.<br /> But they couldn't go no further without the Jack of Hearts.<br /> <br /> The next day was hangin' day, the sky was overcast and black,<br /> Big Jim lay covered up, killed by a penknife in the back.<br /> And Rosemary on the gallows, she didn't even blink,<br /> The hangin' judge was sober, he hadn't had a drink.<br /> The only person on the scene missin' was the Jack of Hearts.<br /> <br /> The cabaret was empty now, a sign said, "Closed for repair,"<br /> Lily had already taken all of the dye out of her hair.<br /> She was thinkin' 'bout her father, who she very rarely saw,<br /> Thinkin' 'bout Rosemary and thinkin' about the law.<br /> But, most of all she was thinkin' 'bout the Jack of Hearts.<br /> <br /> Copyright ©1974 Ram's Horn Music<br /> <br />



fendrguitplayr

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Jul 14th, 2009 08:15 AM        

Mr Z had a way with words! Good one!



fendrguitplayr

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Jul 16th, 2009 03:28 PM        

Brad:<br /> She put him out like the burning end of a midnight cigarette.<br /> She broke his heart, He spent his whole life trying to forget.<br /> We watched him drink his pain away, a little at a time,<br /> But he never could get drunk enough to get her off his mind,<br /> Until the night,<br /> <br /> Brad and Alison:<br /> He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger.<br /> And finally drank away her memory.<br /> Life is short, but this time it was bigger,<br /> Than the strength he had to get up off his knees.<br /> We found him with his face down in the pillow,<br /> With a note that said: "I'll love her till I die."<br /> And when we buried him beneath the willow,<br /> The angels sang a whiskey lullaby.<br /> La la la la la la la la<br /> La la la la la la la la<br /> La la la la la la la la,<br /> La la la la la la la la<br /> <br /> Alison: <br /> The rumors flew but nobody knew how much she blamed herself.<br /> For years and years, she tried to hide the whiskey on her breath.<br /> She finally drank her pain away, a little at a time.<br /> But she never could get drunk enough to get him off her mind.<br /> Until the night<br /> <br /> Alison and Brad: <br /> She put that bottle to her head and pulled the trigger.<br /> And finally drank away his memory.<br /> Life is short, but this time it was bigger,<br /> Than the strength she had to get up off her knees.<br /> We found her with her face down in the pillow,<br /> Clinging to his picture for dear life.<br /> We laid her next to him beneath the willow,<br /> While the angels sang a whiskey lullaby.<br /> La la la la la la la<br /> La la la la la la la.<br />



fendrguitplayr

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Aug 3rd, 2009 08:14 AM        

Happiness is a Warm (yes it is) Gun.



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