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Favorite lyrics you've written

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Joe Nerve, Sep 14, 2002.

  1. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Mods, Wasn't sure where to put this one so feel free to kick me around....

    Just responded to a thread on lyric writing and thought it would be a good idea to start a thread of favorite lyrics you've written - yer own songs. For your own safety I'd only post copyrighted stuff, although technically posting it here is creating a copyright. This one isn't necessarily my fav, but it's in my mind now. Written for my lady a few years back:

    Swimming Pool

    Sometimes I wake up at night and wonder what I'm doing
    Play bass with Randy all the time, and if I'm not I'm skrewing.......

    Andrea My Love, I want to buy you a swimming pool
    Andrea my Love, a swimming pool for you

    I'd really like to pay the rent just short one hundred dollars
    Thank God that the landlady's good to us, hey f**k, she's my mother
    The Mercury Lounge pays lots lots more than Coney Island High
    At Arlenes we don't make a cent, but CBs treats us fine

    Andrea my love, I want to buy you a swimming pool
    Andrea my love, a swimming pool for you -2X

    So when I lay awake at night, thinking how I'm f***ed up
    I turn my head to look at you, and thank God that you're f***ed up too
    Enough to hang around
    Enough to love me when I'm down
    Enough to have me close my eyes and dream this for you

    Andrea my love, I want to buy you a swimming pool
    Andrea my love, a swimming pool for you -2X

    Ok your turn.............
  2. Stupidnick


    Mar 22, 2002
    ...my room...
    im gonna be your grandpa... sort of a parody of im gonna be your dog by iggy pop..
    its a foxy grandpas original..

    im all wrinkled.. i want you here..
    so get my wheelchare and roll me there...
    I dont have any teeth in my head!

    Now i am.. your grandpa
    im gona be your grandpa
    I wanna be your grandpa..

    In a nursing home.. getting a sponge bath..
    Im so old.. ill fall apart if i laugh..
    I ate some greenbeans and I got gas..
    Im your grandpa.. respect me.. get sommmme class

    Now i am .. your grandpa
    im gonnna be .. your grandpa
    i wanna be your grandpa..

    This is the end.. im selling the farm...
    Im dying now.. i never did no harm
    to anybody.. who crossed my path..
    im dying because my skin fell off from the sponge bath!

    Now i am.. your gradnpa
    im gonna be .. your granpa
    i wanna be your foxy grandpa...

    thats pretty much the song
  3. lol at Nick! That's great dude! :)

    I can't think of any decent lyrics I've written...least of all any that I actually like.
  4. Stephen S

    Stephen S Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    San Bernardino, CA
    Michael Jackson

    Theres a girl that i love (sung softly)
    she wears a purdy glove
    she gave my heart a shove
    and her name is michael jackson

    She's the king of pop
    hey hey bo diddly bop (kinda fast)
    her new album just dropped
    hey hey bo diddly bop
    its so crappy no one cares
    hey hey bo diddly bop
    stick to pictures of boys with no underwear

    so hey michael do you love me at all
    if i gave you my number would you give me a call
    if we made love would you say my penis was small
    3 inches of lovin could you take it all
  5. RedV


    Mar 19, 2002
    Eustis, FL
    Ok, a couple of those were funny as nuts!!:D I'll just post some pieces.

    the cold of winter's in my heart, but you're living in late july
    i know i've got some problems sweetie, two or three i won't deny,
    lovers come and lovers go, but what we had was wonderful,
    and you know as well as i, that this love will never die

    can't we just forget this ever happened,
    go back to one year before it,
    and start again, i promise you,
    i'll try to pay attention when you tell me to

    it's a quarter past nine and i'm all alone,
    looking down the barrel of my telephone,
    quarter past nine and i'm by myself,
    and i don't care if you're with somebody else

    ...and one of my personal faves:)(done in a punk vein of course)

    you ain't, my fire
    no one's, desire
    believe, when i say
    that i don't swing that way

    now we, are two worlds apart,
    i told you don't start
    now i say, that i'm just not that gay

    tell me why
    ain't nothing but a heart ache
    tell me why
    ain't nothing but a mistake
    tell me why
    we're never ever gonna date
    cuz i don't swing that way

    :) No offense to anyone, we just find that last one funny and crowds love it. Carry on.

  6. Stupidnick


    Mar 22, 2002
    ...my room...
    red.. man thats some funny stuff =D
  7. RedV


    Mar 19, 2002
    Eustis, FL
    hehehe....uh thankyousomuch:D

  8. i like all the ones Ive written ,a fan fave is this one. Its called "who got it" and it is on the talkbass MP3.com station:

    Im so alone now
    I cant believe
    my soul's controlled
    by that cannibus leaf

    Im so afraid now
    I need some help
    the misty haze erase
    those awful pains I felt

    who got it? got it?
    Somebody got it, got it
    whos got the leaf,
    I know somebody got the weed repeat)

    My thoughts turn to food
    and the need to munch
    got to the Aplus
    and steal just want I want

    some like it homegrown
    but the kind buds are the key
    as long as it gets me high
    its all good to me


    my stash has dwindled
    I smoke all day
    no need to worry
    I get paid today

    one day we can all
    grow it alone
    twist a fat one
    in our parents home


    Not anything remotely thought provoking but who need stuff like that to get blazed to.
  9. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    I did this one basically as it is now, all off the top of my head over a frenetic kind of King Crimson jam. It is pretty much the ultimate pissed-off-been-cheated-on song lyrically but it didn't work when we tried to record it.

    Behind crystal bars stronger than steel
    beats a heart lying hidden afraid to feel

    angry words spoken, promises broken
    heart pounds in a frail crystal cage

    So hard to touch but easily crushed
    a target for words thrown in rage

    Choking behind its protective wall
    built against hate but holding back all
    To grow he steps from behind his shell
    Exposed unprotected but freed as well

    He sees her he reaches to hold her tight
    Not knowing her heart is just pretty ice

    crystal shatters, biting deep screaming high
    tears soul and flesh, frees scarlet tide
    breaks the heart that it used to hide
    I die inside. I scream
    love and trust nothing more than a dream

    But will the next wall be strong enough?
    Built from pieces of broken love

    Splintered edges needle sharp
    Form a wall around this heart

    Safe where no one can approach
    No need to fear a lying touch

    Okay, so I was a little bitter. But I'm feeling MUCH better now.
  10. we stand on the earth like hairs on a head
    when we tangle with each other we get ripped out in the end
  11. We were kissing behind that tree
    That hid the world so perfectly
    How can it be
    That it all was a dream
  12. RedV


    Mar 19, 2002
    Eustis, FL
    you're um...a bit strange, aren't you?:D

  13. You must be new here...! :)
  14. does that mean you don't like it? i thought those lines were kinda neat.
  15. RedV


    Mar 19, 2002
    Eustis, FL
    Hehheheeh...you could say that. Going on 6 months:)

    No man, I really liked those lines. Reminds me of something I would write. Just being the little sarcastic so and so that my parents love.

    AND!!! If it makes you feel any better, I have your song you posted in Recordings a while ago on my desktop. The one that goes 'will you wear my slap bracelet'. Very catchy:)


  16. Alone in fear it keeps within
    A blade tearing up my skin
    In your thoughts I am the blood
    A spreading virus, a dying love
    I can't taste, nor reach the gate
    In my hands i hold this fate
    In the dark hope looks so far
    You are the pain that breaks my heart
    My mind is full of broken scenes
    That blinds my eyes and steals my dreams
    Tell me where's your god to care
    For someone who's lost her path
    When i wake up then i realize
    And i give up, i'm just a lie
    I do not want to die
    I only wish not to be alive
    There is no place where i can hide
    I am the one who rides the line
    It doesn't matters where i go
    There will always be something to **** it up

    ehh, its not really in song form... but i sometimes sing it while playing acoustic
  17. Stephen S

    Stephen S Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    San Bernardino, CA
    I wrote this for my woman

    I love you
    I cant wait to say it again
    it has taken this long
    and ill wait to the end
    4 years of silence
    till you said you loved me
    so i starting pushing and shoving
    and playing with your emotions
    but im so sorry i did it
    and im sorry again

    that night with you was magical
    and if i could stop time i would leave it there
    4 hours just isn't enough
    to make up for all the stupid stuff
    i said

    the feelings have always been there
    im to scared to show myself
    hiding in the dark gets you no where
    but im here with you and here to stay
    no im not going anywhere

    i love you
    i know you told me many times but its my turn
    i need you
    there's a big black hole my mother left
    and you more then fill the space
    i love you and i need you
    so be with me
    please be with me

    that night with you was magical
    can i please live it again
    4 hours just wasn't enough
    to make up for all the stupid stuff
    i said

    i love you
    i cant wait to say it again
    it has taken this long
    and ill wait to the end
    4 years of silence
    you only live once
    will you be with me

    This one isnt finished but i like where it is going

    dont you even realize that you have a son
    another day has started the cycles begun
    im so used to this and it happens again
    your child is interesting but not like E.S.P.N.

    emotional breakdowns are never far and few
    and all im ever begging for is attention from you
    the pain i go through inside if you only knew
    love is so much stronger why cant you get a clue
    teaching love is one thing forgetting is another
    its bad enough i dont have dad why cant i have a mother
    if i cant have one can i have the other

    i feel unloved,
    i feel forgoten
    i feel like no one cares
    you feel my heart its cold and empty,its cause there nothing there
  18. Stephen S

    Stephen S Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    San Bernardino, CA
    on a rainy day i close my eyes and think of you
    i stop and think of all the things ive done to you
    times we shared, things we did, and time we spent apart
    just the thought of you,helps me see right through, the nightmares in the dark

    how do you mean a broken heart
    thats taken so long to fall apart
    chilly nights spent all alone
    i missed you, cause i stayed home

    my eyelids have stayed close
    my tears drip from my nose
    my love is hard to find but you recieve it all the time
    the distance keeps us close
    it also hurts us both
    i say i'll marry you
    but you dont think ill make it through
  19. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    This is the chorus from a song called "Platonic":

    Who was I foolin' when - I told her I just wanna be a friend,
    'Cause you can search a lifetime - for a girl like her, so I couldn't let it end.
    So what was I to do when - she walked away, takin' my hopes and dreams,
    I tried to cut my losses - then I realized, I'm losing everything.

    It's a song about a guy whose best friend is a woman, and they've been friends since childhood. Now, he's realizes that he's hopelessly in love with her. Unfortunately, it's on her wedding day that he realized that. :eek:
  20. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    I'll have to dig up the rest of the words, but I wrote a song called "Strange Fascination", and the chorus went:

    The things I feel inside of me just won't let go
    This strange fascination I feel for you...
    Is all I need.... to know

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