Clever Song Lyrics

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Richard A Thackeray, 17 May 2019.

  1. Maybe a double meaning, just implying, or telling a good story


    I nominate George Jones The Race Is On first

    She's left him, & he's comparing it (& his rival) to a horse race
    Particularly in the chorus...……….

    The My Tears Are Holdin' Back
    And Trying Not To Fall...……
    .. Excellent


    I feel tears wellin' up cold and deep inside
    Like my heart's sprung a big break
    And the stab of loneliness, sharp and painful
    That I may never shake
    Now you might say that I was taking it hard
    Since you wrote me off with a call
    But don't you wager that I'll hide the sorrow
    When I may break right down and bawl

    Now the race is on and here comes pride up the backstretch
    Heartaches are going to the inside
    My tears are holding back
    They're trying not to fall
    My heart's out of the running
    True love's scratched for another's sake
    The race is on and it looks like heartaches
    And the winner loses all


    One day I had ventured in love, never once suspecting
    What the final results would be
    How I lived in fear of waking up each morning
    And finding that you'd gone from me
    There's aching and pain in my heart
    For the day was the one that I hated to face
    Somebody new came up to win her
    And I came out in second place


    Now the race is on and here comes pride up the backstretch
    Heartaches are going to the inside
    My tears are holding back
    They're trying not to fall
    My heart's out of the running
    True love's scratched for another's sake
    The race is on and it looks like heartaches
    And the winner loses all

    I'll add the cover by
    Brian Setzer & The Stray Cats

    SEtzer produced the Cats first LP, & this track is from his 'Twangin' LP


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BMwPmS5hR4
     
  2. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    I got right up between her rum and her ribena.
     
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  3. Dixie Chicks

    Two cracking couplets

    Earl walked right through that restraining order
    And put her in intensive care


    Mary-Ann flew in from Atlanta
    On a red-eyed midnight flight


    Sums up overnight flying



    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw7gNf_9njs
     
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  4. Chicks again

    On their first album, after they spoke out about Bush, & the Gulf War

    Two of the verses are;

    I made my bed and I sleep like a baby
    With no regrets and I don't mind sayin'
    It's a sad, sad story when a mother will teach her
    Daughter that she ought to hate a perfect stranger



    And how in the world can the words that I said
    Send somebody so over the edge
    That they'd write me a letter sayin' that I better
    Shut up and sing or my life will be over



    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pojL_35QlSI
     
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  5. Chicks again!!

    Bemoaning modern Country

    Now they sound tired but they don't sound Haggard,
    They've got money but they don't have Cash.
    They got Junior but they don't have Hank.
    I think, I think, I think, the rest is,
    A long time gone,



    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c5b8ZtjwwY



    Saw them in concert, at Manchester Apollo, on their 'Home' tour
     
  6. Chris S

    Chris S Veteran

    Location:
    Birmingham
    Paul Weller:

    "Power is measured by the pound or the fist"

    "Saturday's Kids play on one-armed bandits, they never win but that's not the point is it?"

    "To cut down on beer or the kid's new gear, it's a big decision in a town called Malice"

    and a few dozen more that I haven't got time to type.
     
  7. MahatmaAndhi

    MahatmaAndhi Regular

    Location:
    Peterborough, UK
    "My time is overdue like a synagogue roof."
    ~ Doc Brown, Cards We're Dealt (David Brent and Foregone Conclusion)
     
  8. captain nemo1701

    captain nemo1701 Space cadet. Deck 42 Main Engineering.

    Location:
    Bristol
    Roger Waters commenting on religion:

    Far away, across the fields
    The tolling of the iron bell
    Draws the faithful to their knees
    To hear the softly spoken magic spell....

    Breathe (reprise), Pink Floyd, Dark side of the Moon.
     
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  9. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    Shouldn't it be;
    And I got right up between her a rum and a ribena?


    View: https://youtu.be/vuNyzEa0gU8

    Brilliant lyrics, called alliteration isn't it?

    Talking about clever lyrics " There ain't half been some clever bastards".


    View: https://youtu.be/PPvRsLWlDXw
     
  10. Threevok

    Threevok Four Sprung Pork Technik

    Location:
    South Wales
  11. Diogenes

    Diogenes Opinions, schminions

    "There’s a man with a mullet going mad with a mallet in Millets" Half man, half biscuit
     
  12. Rusty Nails

    Rusty Nails We remember

    Location:
    Here and there
    "Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
    A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?"
     
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  13. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Location:
    Hexleybeef
    I’m a serous as cancer when I say rhythm is a dancer.


    Is possibly the dumbest lyric ever.
     
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  14. Ffoeg

    Ffoeg .

    Location:
    The Isle of Carl
    Rush - Anagram (for Mongo)


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p8MXC2aHxI


    There's a snake coming out of the darkness
    Parade from paradise
    End the need for Eden
    Chase the dreams of merchandise

    There is tic and toc in atomic
    Leaders make a deal
    The cosmic is largely comic
    A con they couldn't conceal

    There is no safe seat at the feast
    Take your best stab at the beast
    The night is turning thin
    The saint is turning to sin

    Raise the art to resistance
    Danger dare to be grand
    Pride reduced to humble pie
    Diamonds down to sand

    Take heart from earth and weather
    The brightness of new birth
    Take heart from the harvest
    Shave the harvest from the earth

    There is no safe seat at the feast
    Take your best stab at the beast
    The night is turning thin
    The saint is turning to sin


    Reasoning is partly insane
    Image just an eyeless game
    The night is turning thin
    The saint is turning to sin

    Miracles will have their claimers
    More will bow to Rome
    He and she are in the house
    But there's only me at home

    Rose is a rose of splendor
    Posed to respond in the end
    Lonely things like nights
    I find, end finer with a friend

    I hear in the rate of her heart
    A tear in the heat of the art
    The night turns thin
    The saint turns to sin

    There is no safe seat at the feast
    Take your best stab at the beast
    The night turns thin
    The saint turns to sin
     
    Last edited: 17 May 2019
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  15. Glow worm

    Glow worm Guru

    Location:
    Near Newmarket
    Possibly a close run thing between that and ABCs 'That was then but this is now' with this timeless gem...

    "Can't complain, mustn't grumble
    Help yourself to another piece of apple crumble" ffs!
     
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