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^^^ The Scientist is a favorite of mine too.

 

Another one I like to play sometimes when I'm thinking of my father, who was an alcoholic that finally got clean and sober and kept it that way for 30 some years. I hear this song and imagine he would have liked it and said that the song is about an addiction to alcohol, not a love gone wrong. So that's how I hear it. Plus something he once said to me about his addiction as a constant reminder to him of what he was, a weak man. I told him a weak man would have died, he didn't. I hope it gave him some comfort to hear that. RIP Dad.

 

Nickelback: How You Remind Me

 

Never made it as a wise man

I couldn't cut it as

A poor man stealing

Tired of living like a blind man

I'm sick of sight without

A sense of feeling

And this is how you remind me

 

This is how you remind me

Of what I really am

This is how you remind me

Of what I really am

 

It's not like you to say sorry

I was waiting on a different story

This time I'm mistaken

For handing you

A heart worth breaking

And I've been wrong

I've been down

Into the bottom of every bottle

These five words in my head

Scream

Are we having fun yet

 

Yet, yet, yet, no no

Yet, yet, yet, no no

 

It's not like you didn't know that

I said I love you and

I swear I still do

And it must have been so bad

'Cause living with me must have

Damn near killed you

 

And this is how you remind me

Of what I really am

This is how you remind me

Of what I really am

 

It's not like you to say sorry

I was waiting on a different story

This time I'm mistaken

For handing you

A heart worth breaking

And I've been wrong

I've been down

Into the bottom of every bottle

These five words in my head

Scream

Are we having fun yet

 

Yet, yet, yet, no no

Yet, yet, yet, no no

Yet, yet, yet, no no

Yet, yet, yet, no no

 

Never made it as a wise man

I couldn't cut it as

A poor man stealing

And this is how you remind me

This is how you remind me

 

This is how you remind me

Of what I really am

This is how you remind me

Of what I really am

 

It's not like you to say sorry

I was waiting on a different story

This time I'm mistaken

For handing you

A heart worth breaking

And I've been wrong

I've been down

Into the bottom of every bottle

These five words in my head

Scream

Are we having fun yet

 

Yet, yet

Are we having fun yet

Yet, yet

Are we having fun yet

Yet, yet

Are we having fun yet

Yet, yet, no, no

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for me it still is I won't give up, Jason Mraz...

I still can't hear it without getting sad, it described my ex and or relationship at the time very well. Later my ex changed and it become impossible to stay with him.... so no regrets but that song still gets me

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I SWEAR I heard an interview with James Blunt, when this song first came out, where he said it was about catching his girlfriend cheating on him.

 

That interview totally changed my opinion of this song.

 

Until then, I thought the song was lame, about a guy who sees a pretty girl but is too full of doubt and self pity to approach her. Boo-hoo, too bad, too sad. I don't have patience for that sort of thing.

 

But after I heard that interview, I thought, "WHOA. That's deep. And it makes this stanza soooooooo poignant: 'There must be an angel with a smile on her face/ When she thought up that I should be with you/ But it's time to face the truth/ I will never be with you' because I understand how he would still have love for her, but also dignity and self respect, which would prevent him from taking her back." And the song was sort of like them both acknowledging and saying good bye to their past and what could have been.

 

And so singing along, that stanza will often make me tear up a bit.

 

But I just tried fact-checking that interview, and NOW the story is that the song's about some creepy drug addict stalking someone.

 

So I don't know what the hell is going on.

 

But anyway, here is the song.

 

 

James Blunt

 

My life is brilliant

My love is pure

I saw an angel

Of that I'm sure

She smiled at me on the subway

She was with another man

But I won't lose no sleep on that

'Cause I've got a plan

 

You're beautiful

You're beautiful

You're beautiful, it's true

I saw your face in a crowded place

And I don't know what to do

'Cause I'll never be with you

 

Yes, she caught my eye

As we walked on by

She could see from my face that I was,

F*ckin' high

And I don't think that I'll see her again

But we shared a moment that will last till the end

 

You're beautiful

You're beautiful

You're beautiful, it's true

I saw your face in a crowded place

And I don't know what to do

'Cause I'll never be with you

 

You're beautiful

You're beautiful

You're beautiful, it's true

There must be an angel with a smile on her face

When she thought up that I should be with you

But it's time to face the truth

I will never be with you

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Just saw Barenaked Ladies this week on a whim. Third time seeing them and had a blast. I have always enjoyed both their playful side and sad sides. I have been listening on and off all week after such a great show and just caught Call and Answer (one song I was not familiar with) and WOW. I cried remembering all of the forgiving and second, third, fourth, etc chances i gave to my exH until I reached my breaking point after too many broken promises. I cried not for him or our relationship, but for how untrue I was to myself.

 

 

I think it's getting to the point

Where I can be myself again

I think it's getting to the point

Where we have almost made amends

I think it's the getting to the point

That is the hardest part

 

And if you call, I will answer

And if you fall, I'll pick you up

And if you court this disaster

I'll point you home

I'll point you home

 

You think I only think about you

When we're both in the same room

You think I'm only here to witness

The remains of love exhumed

You think we're here to play

A game of who loves more than whom

 

And if you call, I will answer

And if you fall, I'll pick you up

And if you court this disaster

 

You think it's only fair to do what's best for

You and you alone

You think it's only fair to do the same to me

When you're not home

I think it's time to make this something that is

More than only fair

 

So if you call, I will answer

And if you fall, I'll pick you up

And if you court this disaster

I'll point you home

 

But I'm warning you, don't ever do

Those crazy, messed-up things that you do

If you ever do

I promise you I'll be the first to crucify you

Now it's time to prove that you've come back here to rebuild

Rebuild

Rebuild

Rebuild

Rebuild

Rebuild

Rebuild

Rebuild

Rebuild

Rebuild

Rebuild, oh

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Blue October

Hate Me

 

I really like the musical transition at the bolded lyric (below).

This whole album is good, actually.

 

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I have to block out thoughts of you

so I don’t lose my head

They're crawlin like a cockroach

leaving babies in my bed

 

Dropping little reels of tape

to remind me that I’m alone

Playing movies in my head

that make a porno feel like home

 

There's a burning in my pride,

a nervous bleeding in my brain

An ounce of peace is all I want for you.

Will you never call again?

 

And will you never say that you loved me,

just to put it in my face?

And will you never try to reach me?

It is I that wanted space

 

Hate me today

Hate me tomorrow

Hate me for all the things

I didn't do for you

 

Hate me in ways

Yeah, ways hard to swallow

Hate me so you can finally

see what’s good for you

 

I’m sober now

for three whole months

it’s one accomplishment

that you helped me with

 

The one thing that always tore us apart

is the one thing I won’t touch again

 

In my sick way I want to thank you

for holding my head up late at night

While I was busy waging wars on myself,

you were trying to stop the fight

 

You never doubted my warped opinions

on things like suicidal hate

You made me compliment myself

when it was way too hard to take

 

So I’ll drive so ing far away

that I never cross your mind

And do whatever it takes in your heart

to leave me behind

 

Hate me today

Hate me tomorrow

Hate me for all the things

I didn’t do for you

 

Hate me in ways

Yeah, ways hard to swallow

Hate me so you can finally

see what’s good for you

 

And with a sad heart I say bye to you and wave

Kicking shadows on the street for every mistake that I had made

And like a baby boy I never was a man

Until I saw your blue eyes cry

and I held your face in my hand

And then I fell down yelling, “Make it go away!”

Just make a smile come back and shine just like it used to be

And then she whispered, “How can you do this to me?”

 

Hate me today

Hate me tomorrow

Hate me for all the things I didn’t do for you

 

Hate me in ways

Yeah, ways hard to swallow

Hate me so you can finally

see what’s good for you

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My son just told me that he had to do an essay about a person who made an major impact in his life and begin it with a quote. He used this from the Edward Sharpe song Home. Oh, home, let me come home

Home is whenever I'm with you

Oh, home, let me come home

Home is wherever I'm with you. Yuo, I cried.

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The Night We Met

Lord Huron

 

I am not the only traveler
Who has not repaid his debt
I've been searching for a trail to follow again
Take me back to the night we met


And then I can tell myself
What the hell I'm supposed to do
And then I can tell myself
Not to ride along with you


I had all and then most of you
Some and now none of you
Take me back to the night we met
I don't know what I'm supposed to do
Haunted by the ghost of you
Oh, take me back to the night we met


When the night was full of terrors
And your eyes were filled with tears
When you had not touched me yet
Oh, take me back to the night we met


I had all and then most of you
Some and now none of you
Take me back to the night we met
I don't know what I'm supposed to do
Haunted by the ghost of you
Take me back to the night we met

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Oh wow...

Music has been a HUGE part of my life, ALL my life.  There are MANY songs that I can't even listen to anymore, because I will BURST into tears.  They take me back to an EXACT place...an EXACT time.

This song reminds me of the very sad end to my marriage.  If I played it once, I played it 1,000 times.  All these years later, when I hear it, I am RIGHT back in that place...

"LAST GOODBYE"  Kenny Wayne Shepard

" Long before you're rusted chains
Busted walls and barb wire cage
Tried to hold me down
And time was just a fist of change
Tossed in the water just in case
You ever came around

I could lose myself
I could curse like hell
But I've lost the will to even try
If you ever doubt
Listen to the sound
No lies
No no no
This is my last goodbye

Now pardon me if I appear
To see beyond the now and here
To try to save myself
I'm not the kind to pin the blame
But I can't take more of the same
Livin on your shelf

I could lose myself
I could curse like hell
But I've lost the will to even try
If you ever doubt
Listen to the sound
No lies
No no no
This is my last goodbye"

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I am in the wilderness 
You are in the music 
In the man's car next to me

Somewhere in my sadness 
I know I won't fall apart, completely 

When I need to be rescued 
And I need a place to swim 
I have a rock to cling to in the storm

When no one can hear me calling 
I have you I can sing to

And in all this 
And in all my life

You are the lovers rock 
The rock that I cling to

You're the one 
The one I swim to in a storm 
Like a lovers rock


When I need to be rescued 
You're there 
When I need a place to swim to in the storm 
I think of you 
And in all my life 
And in all my life

You are the lovers rock 
The rock that I cling to

You're the one 
The one I swim to in a storm 

 

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Son, Father, Holy Ghost
The thing I miss the most
Is someone to look at me, not through me
Like an unwanted host
Lifting a formal toast to
Someone lucky not to be here


Birth, school, work, death, hide your foul breath
Get laid off twice a year
Whatever was my crime, I have done my time
Now I'm free to disappear
Like a ghost


Take an extra shift, stairs instead of lift
First stroke at thirty-eight
Wear that fair-trade silk, decaf with non-fat milk
Maintain your ideal weight


Birth, school, work, death, hide your foul breath
Get laid twice a year
Whatever was my crime, I have done my time
Now I'm free to disappear
Like a ghost


Son, Father, Holy Ghost
The thing I miss the most
Is someone to talk to me, not about me

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Our unsleepable friend gets the message on an ill-wind 
"All your friends and your foes 
Would rather die than have to touch you" 
To say the least

Oh, truly disappointed 
Truly, truly, truly

Drank too much and then said too much 
And there's nowhere to go but down
Young boy, I wanna help you!
See these lines?

Truly disappointed 
Truly, truly, truly

Don't talk to me, no 
About people who are "nice" 
'Cause I have spent my whole life 
In ruins 
Because of people who were "nice" 
Oh, this world may lack style, I know 
Each bud must blossom and grow

Young girl, one day you will be old 
But the thing is I love you now 
This is the last song I will ever sing 
No, I've changed my mind again

Goodnight, and thank you!

 

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Oh, when the evening sun goes down 
You will find me hanging 'round 
Oh, the night life ain't no good life 
But it's my life

Many people just like me 
Dreaming of old used-to-be 
Oh, the night life ain't no good life 
But it's my life

Well, listen to the blues they're playin' 
Yeah, listen to what the blues are sayin'

Mine is just another scene 
From the world of broken dreams 
Oh, the night life ain't no good life 
But it's my life

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