Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd - 1975So, so you think you can tellHeaven from Hell,Blue skies from pain.Can you tell a green fieldFrom a cold steel rail?A smile from a veil?Do you think you can tell? How I wish, how I wish you were here.And did they get you to trade Were just two lost soulsYour heroes for ghosts? Swimming in a fish bowl,Hot ashes for trees? Year after year,Hot air for a cool breeze? Running over the same old ground.Cold comfort for change?And did you exchange What have we found?A walk on part in the war The same old fears.For a lead role in a cage? Wish you were here.
Paint It BlackThe Rolling Stones - 1966I see a red door and I want it painted black I see a red door and I want it painted blackNo colors anymore I want them to turn black No colors anymore I want them to turn blackI see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes I see the girls go by dressed in their summerI have to turn my head until my darkness goes clothes I have to turn my head until my darkness goesI see a line of cars and theyre all painted blackWith flowers and my love both never to come back Hmm, hmm, hmm,...I see people turn their heads and quickly look away I wanna see it painted, painted blackLike a new born baby it just happens every day Black as night, black as coalI look inside myself and see my heart is black I wanna see the sun blotted out from the skyI see my red door and must have it painted black I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted blackMaybe then Ill fade away and not have to face the facts Yeah!Its not easy facin up when your whole world is black Hmm, hmm, hmm,...No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blueI could not foresee this thing happening to youIf I look hard enough into the settin sunMy love will laugh with me before the mornin‘ comes
The Man Who Sold the World David Bowie - 1970We passed upon the stair,we spoke of was and whenAlthough I wasnt there,he said I was his friendWhich came as some surpriseI spoke into his eyesI thought you died alone,a long long time agoOh no, not meI never lost controlYoure face to face Who knows? not meWith the Man Who Sold The World We never lost controlI laughed and shook his hand, Youre face to faceand made my way back home With the Man who Sold the WorldI searched for form and land,for years and years I roamed Who knows? not meI gazed a ghastly stare at all the millions We never lost controlhere Youre face to faceWe must have died alone, With the Man who Sold the Worlda long long time ago
LithiumNirvana - 1991 Im so happy. Cause today I found my friends. Theyre in my head. Im so ugly. Thats okay, ‘cause so are you. Weve broke our mirrors. Sunday morning. Is everyday for all I care. And Im not scared. Light my candles. I like it. Im not gonna crack. In a daze ‘cause Ive found god. I miss you. Im not gonna crack. I love you. Im not gonna crack. Yeah yeah yeah yeah..... I killed you. Im not gonna crack. Im so lonely. That’s okay. Im so happy. I shaved my head. Cause today I found my friends. And Im not sad, and just maybe Theyre in my head. Im to blame for all Ive heard. Im so ugly. Thats okay, ‘cause so are And Im not sure. you. Weve broke our mirrors. Im so excited. Sunday morning. I cant wait to meet you there. Is everyday for all I care. And I dont care. Im so horny. And Im not scared. Light my candles. But thats ok. My will is good. In a daze ‘cause Ive found god. Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah..... Yeah yeah yeah yeah.....
For What It’s Worth Buffalo Springfield - 1967Theres something happening hereWhat it is aint exactly clearTheres a man with a gun over thereTelling me I got to bewareI think its time we stop, children, whats that sound Its time we stop, hey, whats that soundEverybody look whats going down Everybody look whats going down Paranoia strikes deepTheres battle lines being drawn Into your life it will creepNobodys right if everybodys wrong It starts when youre always afraidYoung people speaking their minds You step out of line, the man come and take you awayGetting so much resistance from behind We better stop, hey, whats that sound Everybody look whats going downI think its time we stop, hey, whats that soundEverybody look whats going down We better stop, hey, whats that sound Everybody look whats going downWhat a field-day for the heat We better stop, now, whats that soundA thousand people in the street Everybody look whats going downSinging songs and carrying signs We better stop, children, whats that soundMostly say, hooray for our side Everybody look whats going down
Alive Pearl Jam - 1991Son, she said, have I got a little story for you I, Im still aliveWhat you thought was your daddy was nothin but a... Hey I, but, Im still aliveWhile you were sittin home alone at age thirteen Hey I, oh, Im still aliveYour real daddy was dyin, sorry you didnt see him, but Hey I, I, I, Im still alive, yeahIm glad we talked... Is something wrong, she said Well of course there isOh I, oh, Im still alive Youre still alive, she saidHey, I, oh, Im still alive Oh, and do I deserve to beHey I, oh, Im still alive Is that the question And if so...if so...who answers...who answers...Oh, she walks slowly, across a young mans roomShe said Im ready...for you I, oh, Im still aliveI cant remember anything to this very day Hey I, oh, Im still aliveCept the look, the look... Hey I, oh, Im still alive Yeah I, oh, Im still aliveOh, you know where, now I cant see, I just stare...
PushMatchbox Twenty - 1996She said I dont know if Ive ever been good enoughIm a little bit rusty, and I think my head is caving in Well dont just stand there, say nice things to meAnd I dont know if Ive ever been really loved cause Ive been cheated, Ive been wronged,by a hand thats touched me, but you, you dont know me, yeah, well I cant changeand I feel like somethings gonna give Well, I wont do anything at alland Im a little bit angry, I wanna push you around, well I will, well I willwell this aint over, no not here, I wanna push you down, well I will, well I willnot while I still need you around I wanna take you for granted,you dont own me, we might change it yeah I wanna take you for grantedyeah we just might feel good Yeah, yeah, well I willI wanna push you around, well I will, well I will Oh but dont bowl me overI wanna push you down, well I will, well I will just wait a minute well it kinda fell apart,I wanna take you for granted, things get so crazy, crazyI wanna take you for granted dont rush this baby, dont rush this baby, babyYeah, yeah, well I will I wanna push you around, well I will, well I willShe said I dont know why you ever would lie to me I wanna push you down, well I will, well I willlike Im a little untrusting I wanna take you for granted, yeah yeah yeahwhen I think that the truth is gonna hurt ya I wanna take you, take you, yeah, well I willand I dont know why you couldnt just stay with me I will, I will, I will, yeahyou couldnt stand to be near me I will, I will, I will, yeah yeahwhen my face dont seem to want to shine push you around, and drag you down‘cuz its a little bit dirty, I wanna push you around Well I will
Paranoid Android Radiohead - 1997Please could you stop the noise, Im trying to get some restFrom all the unborn chicken voices in my headWhats this? (I may be paranoid, but not an android)Whats this? (I may be paranoid, but not an android) Rain down, rain downWhen I am king, you will be first against the wall Come on rain down on mewith your opinion which is of no consequence at allWhats this? (I may be paranoid, but no android) From a great heightWhats this? (I may be paranoid, but no android) From a great height...height...Ambition makes you look pretty ugly Rain down, rain downKicking, squealing, gucci little piggyYou dont remember Come on rain down on meYou dont remember From a great heightWhy dont you remember my name? From a great height... height...Off with his head, man Rain down, rain downOff with his head, manWhy dont you remember my name? I guess he does... Come on rain down on me Thats it sir Youre leaving The crackle of pigskin The dust and the screaming The yuppies networking The panic, the vomit The panic, the vomit God loves his children, God loves his children, yeah!
Ordinary World Duran Duran - 1993Came in from a rainy Thursday On the avenue But I wont cry for yesterdayThought I heard you talking softly Theres an ordinary world Somehow I have to findI turned on the lights, the TV And the radio And as I try to make my wayStill I cant escape the ghost of you To the ordinary world I will learn to surviveWhat has happened to it all? Crazy, some will sayWhere is the life that I recognize? Gone away Papers in the roadside Tell of suffering and greedBut I wont cry for yesterday Here today, forgot tomorrowTheres an ordinary world Ooh, here besides the newsSomehow I have to find Of holy war and holy needAnd as I try to make my way Ours is just a little sorrowed talkTo the ordinary worldI will learn to survive And I dont cry for yesterday Theres an ordinary worldPassion or coincidence Once prompted you to say Somehow I have to find"Pride will tear us both apart“ And as I try to make my wayWell now prides gone out the window To the ordinary worldCross the rooftops Run away I will learn to surviveLeft me in the vacuum of my heart Every one Is my world, I will learn to surviveWhat is happening to me? Crazy, some will say Any one Is my world, I will learn to surviveWhere is my friend when I need you most? Any one Is my worldGone away Every one Is my world
Ruby Tuesday The Rolling Stones - 1967She would never say where she came from Goodbye, Ruby TuesdayYesterday dont matter if its gone Who could hang a name on you?While the sun is bright When you change with every new dayOr in the darkest night Still Im gonna miss you...No one knowsShe comes and goes Theres no time to lose, I heard her say Catch your dreams before they slip awayGoodbye, Ruby Tuesday Dying all the timeWho could hang a name on you? Lose your dreamsWhen you change with every new day And you will lose your mind.Still Im gonna miss you... Aint life unkind?Dont question why she needs to be so free Goodbye, Ruby TuesdayShell tell you its the only way to be Who could hang a name on you?She just cant be chained When you change with every new dayTo a life where nothings gained Still Im gonna miss you...And nothings lostAt such a cost Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday Who could hang a name on you? When you change with every new day Still Im gonna miss you...
I hurt myself today, Hurtto see if I still feel. Johnny Cash (NIN) - 2003I focus on the pain,the only thing thats real.The needle tears a hole, Beneath the stains of time,the old familiar sting. the feelings disappear.Try to kill it all away, You are someone else.but I remember everything. I am still right here.What have I become? What have I become?My sweetest friend. My sweetest friend.Everyone I know, Everyone I know,goes away in the end. goes away in the end.And you could have it all, And you could have it all,my empire of dirt. my empire of dirt.I will let you down, I will let you down.I will make you hurt. I will make you hurt. If I could start again,I wear this crown of thorns, a million miles away.upon my liars chair. I would keep myself.Full of broken thoughts, I would find a way.I cannot repair.
The Sound of Silence Paul Simon - 1965Hello darkness, my old friend,Ive come to talk with you again,Because a vision softly creeping,Left its seeds while I was sleeping,And the vision that was planted in my brainStill remainsWithin the sound of silence.In restless dreams I walked aloneNarrow streets of cobblestone,Neath the halo of a street lamp, "Fools" said I, "You do not knowI turned my collar to the cold and damp Silence like a cancer grows.When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a Hear my words that I might teach you,neon light Take my arms that I might reach to you."That split the night But my words like silent raindrops fell,And touched the sound of silence. And echoed In the wells of silenceAnd in the naked light I sawTen thousand people, maybe more. And the people bowed and prayedPeople talking without speaking, To the neon god they made.People hearing without listening, And the sign flashed out its warning,People writing songs that voices never share in the words that it was forming.And no one dare And the sign said, "The words of the prophetsDisturb the sound of silence. are written on the subway walls And tenement halls." And whispered in the sounds of silence.
DaysTrain - 1998Its been days since I been doin’ wellsince I dont feel like hell or crawlin’ under youAm I crazy feelin’ like I do?Id like to blame it all on you for crawlin under meAm I wrong for takin’ this so hard, for tearin’ me apartTearin’ me apart, partly tearin’ me a whole in my heartHey is everybody right, have I become so uptight,Im givin’ it awayAnd if blame is the answer, its under controlAnd if shame is the answer, Im sellin’ my soulAnd if pain is the answer, Ive seen it all Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey is everybodyHey Hey Hey, Im tryin to calm you down is everybody on the same page,Dont seem to see it the way I see it am I just one to move about the house this wayRound and Round and RoundEverybodys feelin’ uptight And if blame is the answer, its under control And if shame is the answer, Im sellin’ my soul And if pain is the answer, Ive seen it all Hey Hey Hey, Im tryin to calm you down Its been days since I been doin’ well Since I dont feel like hell or crawlin’ under you
While My Guitar Gently Weeps The Beatles - 1968I look at you all see the love there thats sleepingWhile my guitar gently weepsI look at the floor and I see it needs sweepingStill my guitar gently weepsI dont know why nobody told you how to unfold your loveI dont know how someone controlled youThey bought and sold you.I look at the world and I notice its turningWhile my guitar gently weepsWith every mistake we must surely be learningStill my guitar gently weepsI dont know how you were divertedYou were perverted tooI dont know how you were invertedNo one alerted you.I look at you all see the love there thats sleepingWhile my guitar gently weepsLook at you all . . .Still my guitar gently weeps.