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Meaningful Lyrics
« on: February 13, 2017, 03:37:41 pm »
Are there any songs, or even just single lyrics that really stand out to you and reach you deep down inside?

One of my favorite quotes has always been from The Beauty of Grey by Live:

"This is not a black and white world, To be alive I say that the colours must swirl; And I believe that maybe today, We will all get to appreciate; The Beauty of Grey"

Lately however, the lyrics that reach me the deepest (for obvious reasons) is from Dancing in the Dark by Bruce Springsteen:

I check my look in the mirror, I want to change my clothes, my hair, my face."
- Crystal

"Beauty isn't about having a pretty face. Beauty is about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and most importantly, a beautiful soul."





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Re: Meaningful Lyrics
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2017, 03:52:04 pm »
"There She Goes" - the Las and Sixpence None the Richer - the whole song
"Secrets" - Mary Lambert - Almost the whole song.
Most of Against Me songs on Dysphoria Blues
"The Show" - Lenka the whole song
"Shiloh" - Neil Diamond - Whole song


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Re: Meaningful Lyrics
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2017, 02:50:06 pm »
Small add on... there is this indy music project that I follow called American Murder Song, its a collection of murder ballads set in the 1800s, very folk sounding, which isn't my typical genre, but I'm a huge fan of the musicians from other projects of theirs. Anyway, yesterday a new set of songs were released, one of the songs is called "Im Always Walking as Somebody Else," and while the song is about murder, that line stuck with me really strongly because in a way, the single lyric is very relatable. I'm always walking as somebody else, because although I am Crystal, I'm walking around day to day as Craig.  Just some food for thought.
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Re: Meaningful Lyrics
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 08:43:49 pm »
And fun to dance to.


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Re: Meaningful Lyrics
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 12:51:19 am »
I was listening to a later version of Stevie Nicks Rhiannon today and heard the line


"Once in a million years a lady like her rises"

I associated it with the sheer improbability and wonder of being able to actually transition.  Something I used to never even dream would ever be possible in a million years.  And yet here I am. Changing.

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Re: Meaningful Lyrics
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2017, 02:57:54 am »
The Return to Innocence by Enigma.  The entire song with all its words seem to describe the process I went through a while back in my mind to finally come to terms with it all.

Return to Innocence
Enigma
That's not the beginning of the end
That's the return to yourself
The return to innocence.
Love
Devotion
Feeling
Emotion
Love
Devotion
Feeling
Emotion
Don't be afraid to be weak
Don't be too proud to be strong
Just look into your heart my friend
That will be the return to yourself
The return to innocence.
If you want, then start to laugh
If you must, then start to cry
Be yourself don't hide
Just believe in destiny.
Don't care what people say
Just follow your own way
Don't give up and use the chance
To return to innocence.
That's not the beginning of the end
That's the return to yourself
The return to innocence.
Don't care what people say
Follow just your own way
Follow just your own way
Don't give up, don't give up
To return, to return to innocence.
If you want then laugh
If you must then cry
Be yourself don't hide
Just believe in destiny.


It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
André Gide, Autumn Leaves

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Re: Meaningful Lyrics
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2017, 03:13:16 am »
Pink....

I'm coming down, coming down, coming down
Spinning 'round, spinning 'round, spinning 'round
Looking for myself - SOBER [x2]

When it's good, then it's good, it's so good till it goes bad
Till you're trying to find the you that you once had
I have heard myself cry, never again
Broken down in agony just tryna find a friend

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Re: Meaningful Lyrics
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2017, 08:40:59 am »
I was listening to a CD by Eileen McGann ("Turn it Around") while at my elecrolysis appointment the other day, and one lyric stuck with me.  In fact, it has turned into an "ear worm" the last couple of days: "Casting off dull certainty".  That's what my transition is about, I realized.  I liked it so much, I put the full lyric in my signature.
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Re: Meaningful Lyrics
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2017, 02:21:38 am »
I have a few:

Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel:  "Hey, I said, you can keep my things they've come to take me home"

Alexandra Leaving by Leonard Cohen: 
"As someone long prepared for the occasion
In full command of every plan you wrecked
Do not choose a coward's explanation
that hides behind the cause and the effect"

Silver Springs by Fleetwood Mac:
"Time cast a spell on you...that you won't forget me...
I know I could've loved you, but you would not let me..
I'll follow you down 'til the sound of my voice will haunt you..
You'll never get away from the sound of the woman that loves you.."

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Re: Meaningful Lyrics
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2017, 03:20:39 pm »
Only song I can think of that really speaks to me lyrically at the moment is Present Tense by Pearl Jam. I'll just put the chorus in here:

You can spend your time alone
Redigesting past regrets, oh
Or you can come to terms and realise
You're the only one who can't forgive yourself, oh
Makes much more sense to live in the present tense


It makes sense, to me. Makes sense to live in the present tense. I don't want to remember all the <poo> that's gone on in my life- I just leave it behind and think about what's happening right now; what I want to do at this very moment. I don't look too much into the future either, if I do it's quite vague. I'm not one for planning.

Edit: Off He Goes, as well. Same band, same album...

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Re: Meaningful Lyrics
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2017, 09:36:03 pm »
I liked this one by Jennifer Michael Hecht:

One End of an Orange Cat.

Starts out:

.....Given the variables it's odd
that things narrow down one way
or another, but they do.
.........Reminds me of the man
who had to knock on a door and tell
a woman he'd just run over her cat.

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Re: Meaningful Lyrics
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2017, 08:59:26 pm »
Most of these will just be the whole song, but if I come across any particular lyrics that stand out I'll post them.



ICP-
"If I could I'd set the world on fire"

6 Feet Under-
"Only one thing will control my pain, that's to drink the blood of the insane"

Linkin Park-
Given Up(whole song)

3 Doors Down-
Loser(whole song)

Big Hoodoo-
Never Had(whole song)

Blaze(actually performed by Violent J)-
"If I could change anything, it would be the mirror
When I look into a mirror
I don't see me there
I can't fix my hair or check my clothes
I can't even see it if there's a booger hangin' out my nose
I'm a hologram, but check it, I'ma feed em' back
On my bathroom floor, stuck deep within a tile crack
What am I? Who am I? Where?
If I could change anything, I would be here"

Boondox-
Cold Cruel World(whole song)
We All Fall(whole song)

Dark Lotus-
Headache(whole song)
I Wanna Die(whole song)
Crows(whole song)

Devil Driver-
Trust No One(whole song)
The Blame Game(whole song)

Disturbed-
virtually any song

Hatebreed-
Dead Man Breathing(whole song)

ICP-
{expletive deleted} The World(whole song)
Truly Alone(whole song)

Metallica-
The Unforgiven(whole song)
Sanitarium(whole song)

Rammstein-
Du Hast(whole song)

Tech N9ne-
"Ain't nobody ever gave me nothing, I'm on my own, I was down and dirty when I was young, but now I'm grown, and I continue to struggle"

Twiztid-
Do You Really Know?(whole song)
I'm Alright(whole song)
Renditions Of Reality(whole song)

Voltaire-
When You're Evil(whole song)

Queen Of The Damned Soundtrack-
Song: Slept So Long
"Did you think it's cool to walk right up, to take my life and {*} it up"
"There are many who would take my time. I shun them.
There are some who share my time. I am entertained by them.
There are precious few who contribute to my time. I cherish them."


-Anton Szandor LaVey




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Re: Meaningful Lyrics
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2017, 09:11:12 pm »
Keala Settle "This is Me", "The Greatest Showman" trailer

Quote
Look out 'cause here I come
And I'm marching on to the beat I drum
I'm not scared to be seen
I make no apologies
This is me
Look out 'cause here I come (oh-oh-oh-oh)
Marching on, marching, marching on (oh-oh-oh-oh)
I'm not scared to be seen (oh-oh-oh-oh)
I make no apologies (oh-oh-oh-oh)
This is me

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Re: Meaningful Lyrics
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2017, 11:47:49 pm »
The song "Yoin" by the GazettE

It makes me cry sometimes:

余韻/Yoin translation


Lingering Memory
The end of dreams
Rotten,
Until not even a slight voice gets through

A scene where falsehood is unending
And even lingering memories blur

This scene
Where longing drew a circle of words linked

This scene
In days passing by
A waning prayer, for the sea…

Beautiful light, a slight ugliness

This rain which melts into my skin
Slowly
Gently, deeply, as if inquiring...
To the bottom of ideals
Yes, “Someday you’ll transform into wind”

I should have known

Beautiful light, a slight ugliness

Necrosis of emotions hastening in bare tacitness

This rain which melts into my skin
Slowly
Gently, deeply; at the bottom of ideals,
A pierced reality,
And sea of forfeit
Comprehending powerlessness,
Mourned that day


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Re: Meaningful Lyrics *Trigger Alert*
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2017, 03:01:06 am »
Some of my favorite specific lines. some are angry and pretty dark. Sorry for that.

Searching for a Former Clarity - Against Me

Quote
Confessing childhood secrets,
of dressing up in women's clothes,
Compulsions you never knew the reasons to,

True Trans Soul Rebel - Against Me

Quote
You should've been a mother
You should've been a wife
You should've been gone from here years ago
You should be living a different life

****MyLife666 - Against Me

Quote
The ease of your pose, the grace of your silhouette
The way that your shoulders meet your slender neck...
Is your mother proud of your eyelashes,
Silicone chest, and collagen lips?
How would you even recognize me?

Paralytic States
- Against Me

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She spent the last years of her life running from the boy she used to be...
Standing naked in front of that hotel bathroom mirror,
In her dysphoria's reflection, she still saw her mother's son.

Delicate, Petite and Other Things That I'll Never Be
- Against Me

Quote

I wanna be more real than all the others
I wanna be more real than all the rest
I wanna be so real, you can see the difference


Sorry, Left a few quotes off due to the graphic nature of some of the language. As a I said, pretty angry and dark.

"And Now for something completely different."

There She Goes - The La's and Six Pence None the Richer

Quote

There she goes
There she goes again
Racing through my brain
And I just can't contain
This feeling that remains

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Re: Meaningful Lyrics
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2017, 03:19:23 pm »
There's about a billion lyrics I could post, honestly, but if I were to pick one part/song...

Don't Let It Break Your Heart by Coldplay, specifically this bit:

When you're tired of racing and you
Found you never left the start
Come on baby, don’t let it break your heart


Saved my life. That's all I'll say.
don't let it break your heart.
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Re: Meaningful Lyrics
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2020, 04:06:51 pm »
Here are a few lyrics that seem to relate pretty well to being transgender, even though the songs are not really about it:

"Feels like the weight of the world
Like all my screaming has gone unheard
And oh, I know you don't believe in me
Safe in the dark, how can you see?

Freefall, freefall, all through life

If you love me, then let go of me
I won't be held down by who I used to be"
- Evanescence, Weight of the World

"Obsessed with faking,
You know I'm broken inside,
Looking at my own reflection."
- Burn Season, Carry On

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