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Song Lyrics as Masterpieces – Part 1


I’ve been rather scattered these past few weeks, busy with work, coaching, and a few birthday celebrations that I haven’t had much time to write here on this blog.  What shall I write about?  Whenever I’m lacking inspiration for a topic, I will often look to song lyrics to see if there is anything there worth thinking and writing about.  Yes, sometimes a good song lyric can evoke a strong emotion and mood, so why not dust off the old vinyl collection and put it on the turntable for a listen?  Surely the lyrics will give me food for thought.



Er… um… oh my!  This might be a bit more difficult than I originally thought.  Anyone?


  1. October 5, 2011 at 3:57 am

    Afraid of dying? Give me a break: I am scared s…less when only being given a full anaesthetic.

    What I am NOT afraid of is death. Because I’ll be dead and won’t know about it. But the actual process of dying … OH MY GOD. And then there is all that life you’ve lived flashing past you; presumably in fast forward – the gramophone’s needle stuck on one of your particularly unpleasant and embarrassing encounters. I can see it now. And it’s not flashing.

    To add injury to injury you then are expected to climb “Stairway to Heaven”. Considering my fear of height I will take detour via hell first. A bit of a roasting before the chill of sitting at god’s feet. I bet he will not enter any discussion of why he is alive and I am dead.


    • October 5, 2011 at 11:26 am

      Are you sure you want to visit hell? I mean, you might be surrounded by a bunch of folks constantly saying, “that was a lovely comment, Ursula!” and offering nothing more to discuss. Oh wait, is that heaven? I forget which…

  2. October 5, 2011 at 5:03 am

    This is rich, Phil! If you play it backwards, are there more lyrics? Does it seem more joyful and less woeful?

    I absolutely loved the piano and the melody and found the vocal moaning (for lack of a better word) impressive in terms of range and interest, but I just kept wanting it to go away. It sounded like Purgatory to me–tortured but hopeful. Well, that also sounds like most people’s lives if they took to moaning as their primary form of communication.

    I would have enjoyed the piece a lot more if the vocal was left in the shower or at the Wailing Wall and I could have just flowed with the lyrical, calming feel and sound of the instrumentals.

    Death and dying doesn’t scare me. I’m a lot less scared of a lot of things as I experience more of life.

    • October 5, 2011 at 11:30 am

      Hmmm, now you’ve whetted my curiosity to see what it sounds like backwards. If I don’t return due to entering some space-time warp, I’ll have to rely on you to occasionally post a topic or two on this blog…

  3. October 5, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    oh.. I’m Against the Wall on this…

    • October 5, 2011 at 12:13 pm

      What – someone forget to change the toilet paper roll again?

  4. jennygoth
    October 5, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    lol loved that last remark you made if i need music i stick ozzy on its gets me moving and livens me up lol im certainly scared of dying so grim reaper needs to stay away a lot longer yet xxjen but i can always send rosie lugosi round to allure you phil lol xxjen

    • Androgoth
      October 5, 2011 at 7:27 pm

      Don’t forget about me too babe 🙂 lol

      Androgoth XXXx

    • October 5, 2011 at 9:57 pm

      Rosie Lugosi to lure me away with her allure? Tempting for sure, but I’m guessing my wife would make sure I suffer a slow and painful death, making those screams in the above selection sound rather tame. 🙂

      Perhaps you can send her Androgoth’s way… 😉

  5. Androgoth
    October 5, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Yes I have a box full of old vinyl records, collecting dust
    and slipping further into the abyss, well only until they are
    given a good brushing down and given a breath of fresh
    air… lol Now where did I leave that old record player? 🙂

    Have a great rest of evening ny friend 🙂


    • October 5, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      My daughter was looking at the above album a while back, pulled out one of the records and asked where the other songs were on the album. I flipped it over and she seemed amazed that there were songs on BOTH sides… Yikes, the CD and MP3 generation. LOL

  6. October 5, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    –Mr. L. LOVEs Pink Floyd. I do not like them AT ALL. Not sure why. How are you, Phil? x

    • October 5, 2011 at 10:59 pm

      I am terrific Kim! It’s been a while since I’ve dusted off the album to give it listen. I just thought it would amusing to poke some fun at lyrics that are basically moaning and screaming. So how in the world are you? All rested from your recent holiday getaway?

  7. October 7, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I just heard a Pink Floyd song playing at the pub a couple weeks ago, I think it’s great that some older bands produced songs that are timeless and still played by dj’s today.
    Nikki x

    • October 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm

      Older bands? Whatever do you mean? Why, the album was released a mere… er… um… oh my… 38 years ago – YIKES! Well, then, (ahem) I agree with your comment. 😉

      Thanks for paying a visit and giving it a listen.

  8. Earthianne
    October 8, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Hey, don’t make fun of Pink Floyd, I love them! Lol

    • October 8, 2011 at 10:01 am

      Hi Earthianne. Good to see you! I like Pink Floyd too! I remember the very first time I heard this song – incredible and stunning to hear. Not your mainstream kind of thing for sure.

  9. October 8, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Well yeah, this song would be a little challenging for me to drum up any writing prompts. Me needs something on the mellow side of music, like classical or jazz.

    • October 9, 2011 at 9:18 am

      I can understand. Problem is, sometimes the mellow stuff is so relaxing, I drift off and relax so much I don’t bother to write or do much of anything. Not that chilling like that is a bad thing though. What are the folks half way around the world listening to?

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