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#21 Nonny

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 12:37 PM

I have been confused about who wrote this song for a very, very long time, but now, reading the recording history, I understand why.  

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Tomorrow Is A Long Time

If today was not an endless highway
If tonight was not a crooked trail
If tomorrow wasn’t such a long time
Then lonesome would mean nothing to you at all
Yes, and only if my own true love was waitin’
Yes, and if I could hear her heart a-softly poundin’
Only if she was lyin’ by me
Then I’d lie in my bed once again

I can’t see my reflection in the waters
I can’t speak the sounds that show no pain
I can’t hear the echo of my footsteps
Or can’t remember the sound of my own name
Yes, and only if my own true love was waitin’
Yes, and if I could hear her heart a-softly poundin’
Only if she was lyin’ by me
Then I’d lie in my bed once again

There’s beauty in the silver, singin’ river
There’s beauty in the sunrise in the sky
But none of these and nothing else can touch the beauty
That I remember in my true love’s eyes
Yes, and only if my own true love was waitin’
Yes, and if I could hear her heart a-softly poundin’
Only if she was lyin’ by me
Then I’d lie in my bed once again
I don't think I've ever heard a Bob Dylan recording of this song.  I can't find evidence of an Eric Andersen recording, but that's whose voice I hear in my head for it.
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#22 Mooky

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 06:01 PM

The Death Of Love by Cradle Of Filth

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Narration by Doug Bradley

Her penultimate sighs
Called softy on the kindling wind
Her saintly eyes filling with tears, lifting with truth
And then a golden flash like the onset of Heaven
Leaving her screams breaking my heart
And in the grip of fire
I knew the death of love

Lyrics mostly by Dani Filth

Where will you be when they tense for warfare?
What will you see with your innocence there?
Where will you be my darling?
Where will you be when they tense for warfare?

Where will you be when God is glorifying?
There we will be between the dead and dying
Where will you be my darling?
Where will you be when God is glorifying?

Prophecies and glory forge a massive disdain
For lying passive in the shadows whilst the enemy reigns
Devoted to the votive, holy standard above
'By command of the king of Heaven'
Came the death of love

Where will you be when they're vilifying?
How will they see when the truth is blinding?
Where will you be my darling?
Where will you be when they're vilifying?

Where will you be when the dark is rising?
How will you keep from it's terrorizing?
Where will you be my darling?
Where will you be when the dark is rising?

Burning was the sunset like a portent of doom
On the saintly iron maiden as she fell from her wound

But visions and ambition
Never listened to submission
And she was on a mission from the highest above
To Lord upon the slaughter
Like a sword through hissing water
She arose where archers sought her
For the death of love

The righteous death of love

Gilles adored her drama
Her suit of pure white armour
Blazed against the English in a torrent of light

And as they rallied onto night
A cancer fled his soul
Dissolving...

Framed amid the thick of fire
Aflame, a Valkyrie
She made him click without desire
And in his eyes she swam a Goddess

And even when they caught her breath
Her words would leave a scar
'For only in the grip of darkness
Will we shine amidst the brightest stars'

How will you breathe when their wheels are turning?
How will you know if the sky is burning?
Where will you be my darling?
How will you breathe when their wheels are turning?

Where will you be when Babel builds my fire?
Will you not flee and label me pariah?
Where will you be my darling?
Where will you be when they light my pyre?

Aligned with Joan in all
That was enthroned and divine
He swore to score the crimes
Jackdaws poured on this dove
Crimes he knew alone
Derived from minds of the blind
The church unfurled for murder perched
Upon the death of love

Framed amid the thick of fire
Aflame, a Valkyrie
She claimed the skies were lit with spires
And in his eyes she swam a Goddess

And even when she fought for breath
Her words would leave a scar
'For only in the grip of darkness
Will we shine amidst the brightest stars'

For Joan

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#23 Sci-Fi Girl

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 03:08 PM

View PostNonny, on 05 March 2011 - 12:37 PM, said:

I don't think I've ever heard a Bob Dylan recording of this song.  I can't find evidence of an Eric Andersen recording, but that's whose voice I hear in my head for it.
I don't think I have either, but I've heard a few other versions on folk radio stations.  It's a beautiful song!  :)

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Edited by Sci-Fi Girl, 12 March 2011 - 03:10 PM.

"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

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#24 Sci-Fi Girl

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 10:46 PM

Archie says he wrote this as a poem in the '70s, and only recently set it to music:


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Windward Away
By Archie Fisher



Love will come, and love will go, as the seas roll on forever
Lost love has the everlasting flow of a never-ending river
And it's not an easy reckoning, but sometimes I have the notion
That womankind, and her heart and mind, sails on a restless ocean


A tall ship came from windward away, on a grey atlantic morning
She showed no lights or colors, in the hour before the dawning
On a full rig run to the rising sun, she reached our starboard quarter
And I'll ne'er forget the name she bore, she was called The Neptune's Daughter

Her sails were white as ivory, and her rigging sang like harp-strings
Her spars were black as ebony, and her wheel spun free of lashings
Her cloak of grey was the spindrift spray, as she split the waves asunder
I can see her now as she crossed our bow, while we gazed in silent wonder

Her course was set by destiny, and no helmsman's hand could change her
We hailed her and we signaled, "you are standing into danger"
But she left us free on the westerly, and I watched her pale sail sinking
And if only I was upon her deck, was all that I was thinking


Love will come, and love will go, as the years roll on forever
Lost love has the everlasting flow of a never-ending river
And it's not an easy reckoning, but sometimes I have the notion
That womankind, and her heart and mind, is a tall ship on the ocean

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Edited by Sci-Fi Girl, 18 April 2011 - 10:59 PM.

"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

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Beautiful Music: Folk, Acoustic, Traditional, and World

A Celebration of Song Lyrics, New and Old: Just the poetry  (to include those with different musical tastes than me)

When Sci Fi Actors Sing


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