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Healing songs/lyrics #2

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And another "power" song...Do be careful with this one, though - it could trigger.  It's pretty angry and, well, violent, but it's really good.  I sort of put my own spin on it and think of the violence in the song as more symbolic than anything....

"Sarah Yellin'" ~ 3 Doors Down

She says I got something to say
She knows what she says will change everything
She's laid through too many sleepless nights
She's cryin, She's cryin', She's cryin'

Mother, that man took my soul away
Father, how could you ever treat me this way
Brother, don't ever let him do this again
This time it's over. I'm gonna make it end

Now it's over
And the old man is dead
Lyin' on the ground
Bullet in his head

She stood at the foot of the guilty bed last night
She held what could set her free for the rest of her life
She did all that she said that she planned to do
She's through, She's through, She's through

Mother, that man took my soul away
Father, how could you ever treat me this way
Brother, don't ever let him do this again
This time it's over. I'm gonna make it end

Now it's over
And the old man is dead
Lyin' on the ground
Bullet in his head

(There's a bullet in your head)

I kept falling down
Look who's fallin' now
I kept crying out
Look who's cryin' now

Now it's over
This is what she said
He's lyin' on the ground
Bullet in his head

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Just copied and pasted this from [url="http://www.lukin.com"]LUKIN[/url] ( Pearl Jam Site)
I think this is a really good song (of course I think everyone is, but yeah. lol) The story is sad, but there is still hope. That's one of the reasons i love it so much. And it is just so beautiful. I urge you to listen to it. :)

07) Thumbing My Way
         Time: 4:10
         Vedder

I have not been home since you left long ago.
I'm thumbing my way back to heaven.
Counting steps. Walking backwards on the road.
I'm counting my way back to heaven.

I can't be free with what's locked inside of me.
If there was a key you took it in your hands.
There's no wrong or right but I'm sure there's good and bad.
The questions linger overhead.

No matter how cold the winter, there's a spring time ahead.
I'm thumbing my way back to heaven.
I'd wish that I could hold you. I'd wish that I had.
Thinking about heaven.

I let go of a rope. Thinking that's what held me back.
And in time I've realized it's now wrapped around my neck.
I can't see what's next from this lonely overpass.
Hang my head and count my steps as another car goes past.

All the rusted signs we ignore throughout our lives.
Choosing the shiny ones instead.
I turned my back. Now there's not turning back.

No matter how cold the winter, there's a spring time ahead.
I smile but who am I kidding.
I'm just walking the miles. Every once in a while I get a ride.
I'm thumbing my way back to heaven. (x3)

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I think I have just fallen in love with the "Control" song and I haven't even heard it.  The lyrics just...call to me.  Hmm, so good.  Thank you!!!  It kinda gave me a power boost, a much needed one at that.   (((((((((Cira)))))))))

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[b]Christina Aguilera
The Voice Within [/b]

[i]Young girl, don't cry
I'll be right here when your world starts to fall
Young girl, it's all right
Your tears will dry, you'll soon be free to fly

When you're safe inside your room you tend to dream
Of a place where nothing's harder than it seems
No one ever wants or bothers to explain
Of the heartache life can bring and what it means

When there's no one else
Look inside yourself
Like your oldest friend
Just trust the voice within
Then you'll find the strength
That will guide your way
If you will learn to begin
To trust the voice within

Young girl, don't hide
You'll never change if you just run away
Young girl, just hold tight
And soon you're gonna see your brighter day

Now in a world where innocence is quickly claimed
It's so hard to stand your ground when you're so afraid
No one reaches out a hand for you to hold
When you're lost outside look inside to your soul

When there's no one else
Look inside yourself
Like your oldest friend
Just trust the voice within
Then you'll find the strength
That will guide your way
If you will learn to begin
To trust the voice within

Yeah...
Life is a journey
It can take you anywhere you choose to go
As long as you're learning
You'll find all you'll ever need to know

(Be strong)
You'll break it
(Hold On)
You'll make it
Just don't forsake it because
No one can stop you
You know that I'm talking to you

When there's no one else
Look inside yourself
Like your oldest friend
Just trust the voice within
Then you'll find the strength
That will guide your way
If you will learn to begin
To trust the voice within

Young girl don't cry
I'll be right here when your world starts to fall
[/i]

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oh Lynn!!!... how i DO SO LOVE Poe... and Control is a fave so i thought i would add some more...  two really hit me DEEP, but i am going to put them in seperate posts:

Haunted

Come here
Pretty please
Can you tell me where I am
won't you say something
I need to get my bearings
I'm lost
And the shadows keep on changing

And I'm haunted
By the lives that I have loved
And actions I have hated
I'm haunted
By the lives that wove the web
Inside my haunted head

Ba da pa pa ba da pa pa...

Don't cry,
There's always a way
Here in November in this house of leaves
We'll pray
Please, I know it's hard to believe
To see a perfect forest
Through so many splintered trees
You and me
And these shadows keep on changing

And I'm haunted
By the lives that I have loved
And actions I have hated
I'm haunted
By the promises I've made
And others I have broken
I'm haunted
By the lives that wove the web
Inside my haunted head

Hallways... always

I'll always love you
I'll always need you
I'll always want you

And I will always miss you

Ba da pa pa ba da pa pa...

Come here
No I won't say please
One more look at the ghost
Before I'm gonna make it leave
Come here
I've got the pieces here
Time to gather up the splinters
Build a casket for my tears

I'm haunted
(By the lives that I have loved)
I'm haunted
(By the promises I've made)
I'm haunted
By the hallways in this tiny room
The echos there of me and you
The voices that are carrying this tune

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and of course... the one that gets me above all others... except maybe Trigger Happy Jack... and i think that is just a tie:

Angry Johnny

Johnny, Angry Johnny, this is Jezebel in Hell
I wanna kill you, I wanna blow you...away

I can do it to you gently
I can do it with an animal's grace
I can do it with precision
I can do it with gourmet taste

Chorus:
But either way
Either (way), either way
I wanna kill you
I wanna blow you...
Away

I can do it to your mind
I can do it to your face
I can do it with integrity
I can do it with disgrace

Chorus

Johnny, Angry Johnny, this is Jezebel in Hell
Johnny, Angry Johnny, this is Jezebel in Hell

I can do it in a church
I can do it any time or place
I can do it like an angel
To quiet down your rage

Chorus

I can do it in the water
I can do on dry land
I can do it with instruments
I can do it with my own bare hands

But either way
Either way, you know where it stands
I wanna kill you
I wanna blow you...
Away

Johnny, Angry Johnny, this is Jezebel in Hell
Johnny, oh my Johnny

Where did your pleasure go
When the pain came through you
Where did your happiness go
This force is running you around now
Getting you down now
Where is your pleasure now Johnny
Where has your pleasure gone now

Johnny, Angry Johnny...

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oh how could i forget this one!!! yes, i am a Poe FANATIC!!!... and i just CAN't for the life of me pick a favorite!!! they are all so GREAT!!!

That Day

Tomorrow's coming 'round like a hair-pin curve in the road
She's got a run in her stocking and she's missing the heel of her shoe
Got up this morning rolled out of bed
I spilled a Diet Coke
Called my mother
Said, "Hi." What I meant to say was:
"Why is your life a joke?"
Then I went down to that ugly bar and
I clicked my heels three times just like you said
And I climbed that road to your empty house
The anticipation was a turn-on...but you let me down
'Cause I stood on that empty street alone
I said, "I'm ready for my close-up now, Mr. Demille."
I waited for the light but it never shone
Well I wonder what you'll do with that expensive piece of land
That overlooks a billion years of history (I have a sneaking suspicion)
You will never understand
Hey maybe I'll see you down by the Rocky & Bullwinkle
And we can talk to that charlatan psychic
And she can paint a prettier picture of your future.

'Cause that day in my life...
That day in my life...
I dreamt tomorrow had a prettier face
I dreamt tomorrow would have better things to say
Than, "You look like shit, what's your problem, bitch?
You're legs feel like sandpaper, you can't do anything right."
'Cause that day never should have taken place
'Cause this day in my life still cannot explain
Why I listened in the first place
to you

Oh yeah, something else...

I hope one day you call up your father
And you have the guts to tell him how he hurt you
And how he made you hurt another
'Cause it makes me sad.

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Maaan Sparrow, I was just thinking I needed to post Angry Johnny cause that song rocks...but you beat me to it. Oh well, I love Poe, and though not completely "on topic" I love Beautiful girl, it just helps me feel better.

Poe:
Beautiful Girl

Someone's gotta hear this...

Beautiful girl,
you must've been a beautiful baby too
Beautiful woman,
you must've had your moments inside the sun
Beautiful girl

Beautiful stranger
Why do you have to walk with your head hung low
Beautiful girl

Your eyes are mockingbirds inside a guilded cage
Your life's a silent movie that I haven't heard for ages
Tell me everything, someone's gotta hear this
beautiful thing

Beautiful mother, frozen in ice
I've waiting for you to grow for my whole life
Beautiful girl

Your eyes are mockingbirds inside a guilded cage
Your life's a silent movie that I haven't heard for ages
Tell me everything, someone's gotta hear this
beautiful thing (so beautiful)


And this song really gives me hope, I love the part that goes...
Another lonely highway in the black of night
But there's hope in the darkness
You know you're going to make it

Savage Garden
two beds and a coffee machine

And she takes another step
Slowly she opens the door
Check that he is sleeping
Pick up all the broken glass and furniture on the floor
Been up half the night screaming now it's time to get away
Pack up the kids in the car
Another bruise to try and hide
Another alibi to write

Another ditch in the road
You keep moving
Another stop sign
You keep moving on
And the years go by so fast
Wonder how I ever made it through

And there are children to think of
Baby's asleep in the backseat
Wonder how they'll ever make it through this living nightmare
But the mind is an amazing thing
Full of candy dreams and new toys and another cheap hotel
Two beds and a coffee machine
But there are groceries to buy
And she knows she'll have to go home

Another ditch in the road
You keep moving
Another stop sign
You keep moving on
And the years go by so fast
Wonder how I ever made it through

Another bruise to try and hide
Another alibi to write
Another lonely highway in the black of night
But there's hope in the darkness
You know you're going to make it

Another ditch in the road
Keep moving
Another stop sign
You keep moving on
And the years go by so fast
Silent fortress built to last
Wonder how I ever made it[b][/b]

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OK another Poe, sorry, but this song is just totally empowering to me.

Walk the Walk
My mother spent 10 years sitting by a window
Scared if she spoke she would die of a heart attack
She listened as her dreams silently screamed
They drowned like little dolphins caught in a fishnet


Dear world i'm pleased to meet you


Hey everybody when you walk the walk
You gotta back it all up you gotta talk the talk
Hey everybody when I hear the knock
Don't wanna measure out my life to the tick of a clock


Hey everybody when my daddy died
He had a sad sad story written in his eyes
Hey everybody when you walk the walk
You cannot measure out your life to the tick of a clock


I wanna walk to the beat of my own drum
I wanna walk to the beat of my own drum


Hey everybody
Can you walk the walk you gotta back it all up
But can you talk the talk
Hey everybody
can you walk the walk?


I wanna walk to the beat of my own drum
(Say what?)
I wanna walk to the beat of my own drum
(Say what?)


I wanna walk to the beat of my own drum
I wanna live to the beat of my own drum
I wanna take to the beat of my own drum
I wanna hang ten, high, say pleased to meet you


Give to the beat of my own drum
I wanna sing to the beat of my own drum


I wanna fly, cry, win, lose, live, die, take five
Pleased to meet you


My daddy spent 10 years living on the outside looking in
He thought that he would never get back
Watched his dream walk across a silver screen
And he was standing there when the theatre went pitch black


Dear world I'm pleased to meet you


Hey everybody when I walk the walk
I gotta back it all up I vgotta talk the talk
Hey everybody when I hear the knock
Don't wanna measure out my life to the tick of a clock


Hey everybody--can you walk the walk?


I wanna walk to the beat of my own drum
(Say what?)
I wanna walk to the beat of my own drum
(Say what?)


I wanna live to the beat of my own drum
I wanna laugh to the beat of my own drum
I wanna play to the beat of my own drum
I wanna hang ten, high, say pleased to meet you


I wanna screw up to the beat of my own drum
I wanna take it out of town and do it to my drum


Scream shout
Wipe out
Make love to my baby


Father: It's a wonderful idea, but it doesn't work.


My own drum my own beat


Hey did you ever get the feeling that it's really a joke
You think you've got it figured out and then you find that you don't
So you say goodbye to the world and now you're floating in space
You got no sense of nothing not even a time or a place
Then suddenly you hear it it's the beat of your heart
And for the first time in your life you know your life is about to start


I wanna walk to the beat of my own drum

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Oh (((((((Heather))))) you stole my song! Just kidding  :;):. I LOVE Two Beds And A Coffee Machine. I was gonna post it ealier but you beat me to it!
~Olivia~

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I am the Wind

Just like the wind,
I've always been
Drifting high up in the sky that never ends
Through thick and thin,
I always win
'Cause I would fight both life and death to save a friend

I face my destiny every day I live
And the best in me is all I have to give

Just like the sun (Just like the sun)
When my day's done
Sometimes I don't like the person I've become
Is the enemy within a thousand men?
Should I walk the path if my world's so dead ahead?

Is someone testing me every day I live?
Well, the best in me is all I have to give

I can pretend (I can pretend)
I am the wind (I am the wind)
And I don't know if I will pass this way again
All things must end
Goodbye, my friend
Think of me when you see the sun or feel the wind

I am the wind,
I am the sun
And one day we'll all be one

I am the wind,
I am the sun
And one day we'll all be one

*INSTRUMENTAL SOLO*

I am the wind,
I am the sun
And one day we'll all be one

I am the wind,
I am the sun
One day we'll all be one

(Repeat to end)

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Theres more to me than you by Jessica Andrews

I've spent years
And all of this time
Thinkin I was better off
Cause you were mine
You always said it was your way or the highway

So im shiftin my life into drive
I'm getting out kissing the past goodbye
Like Toby said
"How do you like me now?"

This conversation has run dry
And I keep tellin myself
Oooh oooh oooh theres more to me than you
Oooh oooh dont underestimate what i can do
Well im alright
It's okay
I know I'll make it through
Cause there's more to me than you

I'm not sayin I'm batterd and bruised
But I might as well be with the words you use
I believe in myself
That makes me stronger
Things change and so have I
I'm gonna make hay while the sun still shines
you can clip my wings but I'm still gonna fly
I'm on my own
I'm on my way

And I keep tellin myself
Oooh oooh oooh theres more to me than you
Oooh oooh dont underestimate what i can do
Well im alright
It's okay
I know I'll make it through
Cause there's more to me than you

There's always somethin that meant more to you than me
And I'm just sorry it's taken this for you to see

Oooh oooh oooh theres more to me than you
Well I'm alright
It's okay
I know I'll make it through
Cause there's more to me than you

Oooh oooh oooh theres more to me than you
Oooh oooh oooh theres more to me than you

Cause there's more to me than you

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okay, this is one by perfect circle... i LOVE Tool... but somehow perfect circle seems a little more healing and survivor oriented:

Gravity
Lost again
Broken and weary
Unable to find my way
Tail in hand
Dizzy and clearly unable to
Just let this go

I am surrendering to the gravity and the unknown
Catch me heal me lift me back up to the sun
I choose to live

I fell again
Like a baby unable to stand on my own
Tail in hand
Dizzy and clearly unable to just let this go
High and surrendering to the gravity and the unknown
Catch me heal me lift me back up to the sun
I choose to live, I choose to live, I choose to live

Catch me heal me lift me back up to the sun
Help me survive the bottom

Calm these hands before they
Snare another pill and
Drive another nail down another
Meaty hole please release me

I am surrendering to the gravity and the unknown
Catch me heal me lift me back up to the sun
I choose to live, I choose to live

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and another from perfect circle... this one gave me chills the first time i heard it... its all about the criminals who think they've moved past these crimes... like they can forgive themselves without any effort, contrition or repentance:


The Noose
So glad to see you well
Overcome and completely silent now
Without his help
You cast your demons out
And not to pull your halo down
Around your neck and tug you off your cloud
But I'm more than just a little curious
How you're planning to go about
Making your amends to the dead
To the dead

Recall the deeds as if
They're all someone else's
Atrocious stories
Now you stand reborn before us all
So glad to see you well

And not to pull your halo down
Around your neck and tug you to the ground
But I'm more than just a little curious
How you're planning to go about
Making your amends to the dead
To the dead

With your halo slipping down
Your halo slipping
Your halo slipping down
Your halo slipping down
Your halo slipping down [repeated]

Your halo slipping down to choke you now

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and i'm just posting songs like crazy this morning... i really don't have the energy to do anything more serious  :laugh: :

this is a VERY OLD favorite by a little group called WEEN (they ROCK!!!):

Little Birdy

Oh little birdy, oh little birdy

I saw the little birdy sing
He sang with glee and everything
He sang for spring and sang for me
And everything was so happy

I don't know why I want to fly
Try to sigh, try to fly, made a tie
And then it tried to get me down
I want to buy make me fly
Get me high, so I can try
And then I try
The little birdy start to cry so happy
Little birdy was so happy
Little birdy was so happy

Can I touch your birdy wing?
And fly and hop and everything
Can the sun reach down on us
And through the heavens only we would sing

I want the birdy make me laugh
See the birdy make me laugh
Take a little birdy bath
I don't know why he got me high
I don't know why, I don't know why
It cannot die, it sang too high
And all the birds on the wing sang so together

[repeat all]

So together, so together

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somebody stop me  :blush: ... okay, this one is from the Stigmata soundtrack by the ever so lovely Bjork:

Artist: Bjork Lyrics
Song: All Is Full of Love Lyrics

you'll be given love
you'll be taken care of
you'll be given love
you have to trust it

maybe not from the sources
you have poured yours
maybe not from the directions
you are staring at

trust your head around
it's all around you
all is full of love
all around you

all is full of love
you just aint receiving
all is full of love
your phone is off the hook
all is full of love
your doors are all shut
all is full of love!

all is full of love
all is full of love
all is full of love
all is full of love
all is full of love

another Bjork song that i used to be obsessed with when i was in a much worse place than i am now:

Play Dead

darling stop confusing me
with your wishful thinking
hopeful embraces
don't you understand?
i have to go through this
i belong to here where
no-one cares and no-one loves
no light no air to live in
a place called hate
the city of fear

i play dead
it stops the hurting
i play dead
and hurting stops

it's sometimes just like sleeping
curling up inside my private tortures
i nestle into pain
hug suffering
caress every ache

i play dead
it stops the hurting

and finaly an oh-so accurate description of:

Human Behavior:

If you ever get close to a human
and human behaviour
be ready to get confused

there's definitely no logic
to human behaviour
but yet so irresistible

there is no map
to human behaviour

they're terribly moody
then all of a sudden turn happy
but, oh, to get involved in the exchange
of human emotions is ever so satisfying

there's no map and
a compass
wouldn't help at all

human behaviour

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i promise i'll stop now, i just wouldn't feel right if i didn't add some Ani to the mix, LOL!:

Swan Dive:

I'm cradling the softest, warmest part of you in my hands
Feels like a little baby bird
Fallen from the nest
I think that your body is something I understand
I think that I'm happy
I think that I'm blessed

But I've had a lack of inhibition
I've had a loss of perspective
I've had a little bit to drink
And it's making me think
That I can jump ship and swim
That the ocean will hold me
That there's got to be more
Than this boat I'm in

They can call me crazy if I fail
All the chance that I need is one - in - a - million,
And they can call me brilliant if I succeed
Gravity is nothing to me
I'm moving at the speed of sound
I'm just gonna to get my feet wet until I drown

I teeter between tired
And really, really tired
I'm wiped and I'm wired
But I guess that's just as well
Cuz I've built my own empire
Out of car tires and chicken wire
And now I'm queen of my own compost heap
And I'm getting used to the smell

I've had a lack of information
I've had a little revelation
I'm climbing up on the railing
Trying not to look down
I'm going to do my best swan dive
In the shark - infested waters
I'm gonna pull out my tampon
And start splashing around

Cuz I don't care if they eat me alive
I've got better things to do than survive
I've got the memory of your warm skin in my hands
And I've got a vision of blue sky and dry land

I'm cradling the hardest, heaviest part of me in my hands
The ship is pitching and heaving
Our limbs are bobbing and weaving
I think this is something I understand
I just need a couple vaccinations
For my far - away vacation
I'm going to go ahead and go boldly
Cuz a little bird told me
That jumping is easy
That falling is fun
Right up until you hit the sidewalk
Shivering stunned

They can call me crazy if I fail
All the chance that I need is one - in - a - million
And they can call me brilliant if I succeed
Gravity is nothing to me
I'm moving at the speed of sound
I'm just gonna get my feet wet untill I drown

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Speaking of Ani, I've always loved that part of 'Not A Pretty Girl' that goes:

[i]I am not an angry girl
But it seems like
I've got everyone fooled.
Everytime I say something they find hard to hear
They chalk it up to my anger
And never to their own fear.
Imagine you're a girl
Just tryin' to finally come clean
Knowing full well they prefer you dirty and smiling.[/i]

The first time I heard that, I had to keep going back to listen to it again and again...so powerful.

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"someday" by Nickelback

Someday

How the hell'd we wind up like this
And why weren't we able
To see the signs that we missed
And try to turn the tables
I wish you'd unclench your fists
And unpack your suitcase
Lately there's been too much of this
But don't think it's too late

Nothing's wrong
Just as long as you know that someday I will
Someday, somehow
I''m gonna make it alright
But not right now
I know you're wondering when
You're the only one who knows that
Someday somehow
I'm gonna make it alright
But not right now
I know you're wondering when

Well I'd hope that since we're here anyway
That we could end up saying
Things we've always needed to say
So we could end up staying
Now the story's played out like this
Just like a paperback novel
Let's rewrite an ending that fits
Instead of a Hollywood horror

Nothing's wrong
Just as long as you know that someday I will
Someday, somehow
I''m gonna make it alright
But not right now
I know you're wondering when
You're the only one who knows that
Someday somehow
I'm gonna make it alright
But not right now
I know you're wondering when
You're the only one who knows that
I know you're wondering when
You're the only one who knows that
I know you're wondering when

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I heard this on the radio today, driving home to my mum's, and the chorus grabbed me...  The verses aren't so applicable to me, but might be to others.  

It's by an artist called Jamelia (I think she's British), and it's called Thank You.


[Verse 1:]
The fights, those nights
I tried to pretend it don't hurt
The way, I prayed
Someday that you would love me
Really, completely
Just how I wanted it to be
But no, so wrong
Can't believe I stayed with you so long

[B-Chorus:]
You hit, you spit, you split, ever-y bit of me, yeah
You stole, you broke, you're cold
You're such a joke to me, yeah

[Chorus:]
For every last bruise you gave me
For every time I sat in tears
For the million ways you hurt me
I just wanna tell you this
You broke my world, made me strong
Thank you
Messed up my dreams, made me strong
Thank you

[Verse 2:]
My head, near dead
Just the way you wanted it
My soul, stone cold
Cos I was under you're control
So young, so dumb
Knew just how to make me succumb
But I un-derstand
To make yourself feel like a man

[B-Chorus:]
You hit, you spit, you split, ever-y bit of me, yeah
You stole, you broke, you're cold
You're such a joke to me, yeah

[Chorus:]
For every last bruise you gave me
For every time I sat in tears
For the million ways you hurt me
I just wanna tell you this
You broke my world, made me strong
Thank you
Messed up my dreams, made me strong
Thank you

[Middle eight:]
You coulda had it all babe
It coulda been so right
I woulda given you everything
Morning through night
Yeah, you taught me some lessons
Those are my blessings
That won't happen again
Thank you

[Chorus till end]


It's a great song - I'm sure those of you not in Britain can hear it on the net (assuming she IS British, and I'm not just imaging that).

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[quote name='Lis' date='Jan. 04 2004, 12:20 am']Okay this one is old school, but I still like it.

[b]Runaway Train
Soul Asylum[/b]
[i]
Call you up in the middle of the night
Like a firefly without a light
You were there like a blowtorch burning
I was a key that could use a little turning

So tired that I couldn’t even sleep
So many secrets I couldn’t keep
Promised myself I wouldn’t weep
One more promise I couldn’t keep

It seems no one can help me now
I’m in too deep; there’s no way out
This time I have really led my self astray

Runaway train, never going back
Wrong way on a one-way track
Seems like I should be getting somewhere
Somehow I’m neither here nor there

Can you help me remember how to smile?
Make it somehow all seem worthwile?
How on earth did I get so jaded?
Life’s mystery seems so faded

I can go where no one else can go
I know what no one else knows
Here I am just a-drownin’ in the rain
With a ticket for a runaway train

And everything seems cut-and-dried
Day and night, earth and sky
Somehow I just don’t believe it

Runaway train, never going back
Wrong way on a one-way track
Seems like I should be getting somewhere
Somehow I’m neither here nor there

Bought a ticket for a runaway train
Like a madman laughing at the rain
A little out of touch, a little insane
It’s just easier than dealing with the pain

Runaway train, never going back
Wrong way on a one-way track
Seems like I should be getting somewhere
Somehow I’m neither here nor there

Runaway train, never coming back
Runaway train, tearing up the track
Runaway train, burning in my veins
I run away, but it always seems the same[/i]
[/quote]
i love this song.  thank you so much for posting the lyrics, I had forgotten all about it.

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Concrete Angel
Martina McBride

She walks to school with the lunch she packed
Nobody knows what she's holdin' back
Wearin' the same dress she wore yesterday
She hides the bruises with linen and lace

The teacher wonders but she doesn't ask
It's hard to see the pain behind the mask
Bearing the burden of a secret storm
Sometimes she wishes she was never born

Through the wind and the rain
She stands hard as a stone
In a world that she can't rise above
But her dreams give her wings
And she flies to a place where she's loved
Concrete angel

Somebody cries in the middle of the night
The neighbors hear, but they turn out the lights
A fragile soul caught in the hands of fate
When morning comes it'll be too late

[Repeat Chorus]

A statue stands in a shaded place
An angel girl with an upturned face
A name is written on a polished rock
A broken heart that the world forgot

[Repeat Chorus

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*crying.

That almost explains exactly what happened.

Thanks laney for that post

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For some reason these two songs speak to me

Pearl Jam - "rearviewmirror"

I took a drive today
Time to emancipate
I guess it was the beatings made me wise
But I'm not about to give thanks, or apologize
I couldn't breathe, holdin' me down
Hand on my face, pushed to the ground
Enmity gauged, united by fear
S'pose to endure what I could not forgive...

I seem to look away
Wounds in the mirror waved
It wasn't my surface most defiled
Head at your feet, fool to your crown
Fist on my plate, swallowed it down
Enmity gauged, united by fear
Tried to endure what I could not forgive

Saw things (4x)
Clearer (2x)
Once you, were in my...Rearview mirror...

I gather speed from you f***ing with me
Once and for all I'm far away
I hardly believe, finally the shades...are raised...hey...

Saw things so much clearer }
Once you, once you... } (3x)
Rearview mirror }

Saw things so much clearer
Once you...oh yeah...



Timbuk3  - "Reprise (Don't Stop Now)"

You've been down a one-way track
Putting out, not gettin' back
Darkness all along the way
Heading for the break of day
Life's a long hard uphill climb
Workin' workin' overtime
Fighting, fighting for dear life
Doing what you feel is right
Don't stop now
Don't stop now
Don't stop now
Don't stop now
Don't stop now

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I'm trading my sorrows
I'm trading my shame
I'm laying them down
for the joy of the Lord

Heard late at night on a gospel music cd informercial.  Don't know the name, but I think that it is "Trading My Sorrows."  I sing it and try not to feel shame for what my mother did to me.  It has been very helpful, was really the start of me saying no strongly to the shame I have felt for being sexually abused by my mother.   Kate

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