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WILDFIRE

Michael Murphy

She comes down yellow mountain on a dark flat land she rides

On a pony she named Wildfire

With a whirlwind by her side

On a cold and drafty night

Oh they say she died one winter

When there came a chilling frost

And the pony she named Wildfire

Busted down his stall

In a blizzard he was lost

She ran calling Wildfire (3 times)

By the dark of the moon I planted

But there came an early snow

There's been a hoot owl howling outside my window now

For six nights in a row

She's coming for me I know

And on Wildfire we're both gonna go

We'll be riding Wildfire (3 times)

On Wildfire we're going to ride her

Gonna leave it all behind

Yes she's always shining right out of my mind

Riding Wildfire

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bluesboy

MindCrime

Carl

cyberjudge

Laurie

Ujoe

chutzpah

And everyone else I've mentioned previously; thanks for the contributions. I've very much enjoyed the responses!

Here's another song that is quite descriptive on death, albeit a little hard but, hey, death IS hard! lol

Get past Blitz's introduction and the bad sound. It's the only version I can find. I regret I couldn't find the studio version which is far better. But the words still stand out. Give it a try and..."Remember here!"

Solitude ~ Overkill

Life we talk of death

Each breath comes closer to out

Of this I'm not afraid

Though I don't know what it's all about

I don't know!

Decisions that we make,

The chances that we take,

The blindness we can't fake!

Thought I knew but now I know what it's like,

To be alone...!

I know...!

I remember here!

Thought it was a dream!

I never thought I'd come to this.

Living with the fear,

Now I know what it means

Never thought it'd, end like this!

Falling with no end...

Into what I've only done to me.

With messages to send..,

Out of what I've only done to me.

Falling with no

Calling with no

Crawling to the end.

I remember here!

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If y'all made it through the above, I'll mention something about death;

It's one thing to contemplate your own death or be weary of its inevitable coming. But for me, the hardest part of death is seeing those you love succumb to it and you're left with the fear of "who's next?"

The following song speaks of a man's wife that commited suicide. You can see in his eyes how much it hurt him, infinitely more than his own death would.

(I realize I've shown this video in a previous thread but the subject matter was totally different)

Emma ~ Hot Chocolate

We were together since we were five

She was so pretty

Emma was a star in everyone's eyes

And when she said she'd be a movie queen, nobody laughed

A face like an angel

She could be anything . . .

Emmaline

Emma, Emmaline

I'm gonna write your name high on that silver screen

Emmaline

Emma, Emmaline

I'm gonna make you the biggest star this world has ever seen

At seventeen we were wed

I'd work day and night to earn our daily bread

And every day Emma would go out searching for That play that never, ever came her way

You know sometimes she'd come home so depressed, I'd hear her crying in the back room, feel so distressed

And I'd remember back when she was five to the words that used to make Emmaline come alive

It was, "Emmaline

Emma, Emmaline

I'm gonna write your name high on that silver screen

Emmaline

Emma, Emmaline

I'm gonna make you the biggest star this world has ever seen"

It was a cold and dark December night when I Opened up the bedroom door to find her lying still and cold upon the bed

A love letter lying on the bedroom floor

It read, "Darling I love you but I just can't keep on living on dreams no more

I tried so very hard not to leave you alone

I just can't keep on trying no more"

Emmaline!!!!

Aaargh, Emmaline!!!

Aaargh, Emmaline!!!

Emma, Emmaline!!!

Emmaline, aaargh

Emmaline

Emmaline

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"Knocking on the Heaven's Door" - Bob Dylan

"Keep Me In Your Heart" - Warren Zevon Last song from his final album recorded months before his death.

"P.S. You Rock My World" - Eels

"Tiger Mountain Peasant Song" - Fleet Foxes

Wanderers this morning came by

Where did they go

Graceful in the morning light

To banner fair

To follow you softly

In the cold mountain air

Through the forest

Down to your grave

Where the birds wait

And the tall grasses wave

They do not

Know you anymore

Dear shadow alive and well

How can the body die

You tell me everything

Anything true

In the town one morning I went

Staggering through premonitions of my death

I don't see anybody that dear to me

Dear shadow alive and well

How can the body die

You tell me everything

Anything true

Jesse

I don't know what I have done

I'm turning myself to a demon

I don't know what I have done

I'm turning myself to a demon

"Ocean Breathes Salty" - Modest Mouse

...Well that is that and this is this.

Will you tell me what you saw and I'll tell you what you missed,

when the ocean met the sky.

You missed when time and life shook hands and said goodbye.

When the earth folded in on itself.

And said "Good luck, for your sake I hope heaven and hell

are really there, but I wouldn't hold my breath."

You wasted life, why wouldn't you waste death?

You wasted life, why wouldn't you waste death?...

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Two of them. Just a warning - the first song is creepy and has freaked out many people. Then again, it all depends what your state of mind is in. lol. Anyway, the subject matter is familiar but in my opinion, was inspired by Bob Dylan's "The Ballad of Hollis Brown." First off...

"Frankie Teardrop" by Suicide (just google the lyrics)

Frankie Teardrop

And next, "The Ballad of Hollis Brown"

You really have to hear the version by 'Nazareth'. It was their version that I first heard. Written by Dylan, just reading the lyrics alone tugs at the heart strings. Again, just google the lyrics.

Please listen to the complete version by Nazareth and their impact (music) in the latter part of the tune. You can just feel the buildup right from the start. Note: A pretty decent homemade vid.

Nazareth's "The Ballad of Hollis Brown"

And then Zimmerman's -> Bob's original version

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He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones

He said I'll love you 'til I die

She told him you'll forget in time

As the years went slowly by

She still preyed upon his mind

He kept her picture on his wall

Went half crazy now and then

He still loved her through it all

Hoping she'd come back again

Kept some letters by his bed

Dated 1962

He had underlined in red

Every single I love you

I went to see him just today

Oh but I didn't see no tears

All dressed up to go away

First time I'd seen him smile in years

(Chorus)

He stopped loving her today

They placed a wreath upon his door

And soon they'll carry him away

He stopped loving her today

(Spoken)

You know she came to see him one last time

Oh and we all wondered if she would

And it kept running through my mind

This time he's over her for good

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I'm not a firm believer towards the magnitude importance of (supposedly) singular bands/artists. Whatever floats your boat when it comes to your likes and dislikes.

True example: I'm in the low percentage of U2 cynics. I just can't stand their music and don't care if 99% of the world owns all of their albums - I'm more than elated even if I'm told I'm missing out on the best music evah.

If I say to someone, "What, you've never heard of Galactic Cowboys? Were you dwelling in a cave the last few decades?" is purely in jest. I'm just bloating because I love GC and it gives me another chance to toot their horn. :laugh:

:)

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  • 2 weeks later...

Paul McCartney's The End Of The End, http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=9658

George Harrison's "Stuck Inside A Cloud",

Never slept so little

Never smoked so much

Lost my concentration I could

even lose my touch

Talking to myself

Crying out loud

Only I can hear me

I'm stuck inside a cloud

I made some exhibition

I lost my will to eat

The only thing that matters to me is to

touch your lotus feet

Talking to myself

Crying out loud

Only I can hear me

I'm stuck inside a cloud

Talking to myself

Crying out loud

Only I can hear me

And i'm stuck inside a cloud

Talking to myself

Crying out loud

Only I can hear me

I'm stuck inside a cloud

Never been so crazy

But I've never felt so sure

I wish I had the answer to give

Don't even have the cure

Just talking to myself crying as we part

Knowing as you leave me

I also lose my heart

Talking to myself crying as we part

Knowing as you leave me

I also lose my heart

and Hanson's "With You In Your Dreams" are my personal favorites.

If I'm gone when you wake up

Please don't cry

And if I'm gone when you wake up

It's not goodbye

Don't look back at this time as a time

Of heartbreak and distress

Remember me, remember me

'Cause I'll be with you in your dreams

Oh I'll be with you, oh oh

But If I'm gone when you wake up

Please don't cry

And if I'm gone when you wake up

Don't ask why

Don't look back at this time

As a time of heartbreak and distress

Remember me, remember me

'Cause I'll be with you in your dreams

Oh oh

Don't cry, I'm with you

Don't cry, I'm by your side

Don't cry, I'm with you

Don't cry, I'm by your side

And though my flesh is gone, whoa

I'll still be with you at all times

And although my body's gone, oh

I'll be there to comfort you at all times

Oh oh But If I'm gone when you wake up

Please don't cry

And if I'm gone when you wake up

Don't ask why

Don't look back at this time

As a time of heartbreak and distress

Remember me, remember me

'Cause I'll be with you

I'll be with you in your dreams

Oh, I'll be with you Oh

I'll be with you in your dreams

I'll be with you

I'll be with you

I don't want you to cry and weep, oh

I want you to go on living your life

I'm not sleeping an endless sleep, oh

'Cause in your heart

You have all of our good times

Oh, all of our good times

Oh oh you have

And if I'm gone when you wake up

Don't ask why

Don't look back at this time

As a time of heartbreak and distress

Remember me, remember me

'Cause I'll be with you in your dreams

Oh I'll be with you in your dreams

I'll be with you

Oh I'll be with you

I'll be with you in your dreams

I'll be with you in your dreams...

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Good choices, Songfactors!

Here's one I always thought that hit death in the proverbial "jaw." Listen and more importantly, WATCH the wonderful conclusion to this great song about death.

Years of Decay ~ Overkill

I realize this song is harder than most of you are used to but I consider it along the lines of Bach or Beetlejuice! :)

Listen to the song and enjoy its marvelous conclusion . . .

Out, on this road . . . takes its toll

And you pay for everything you do

Underlights, made me blind

This place is the same as last night . . .

Out, of control . . . takes its toll

But you learn to live with your dreams

Speaking your mind to those you find

Listening to what you have to say . . .

I wouldn't change the way

I wouldn't stop the decay

Promised the world, as your world

Changed before your eyes

And the days became the weeks and the weeks the years

And no one remembers that very first day

Or how it slipped away

Forever . . . I wait, pulling in, pulling out

As the motors whine

To remind me I'm home

And i'm here to stay

As we decay . . .

Another day

Decay away

I'm goin' home, I don't know where

I'm goin' home, not far from here

Out on this road, paint this toll

Make me whole, set the stage

Fill it with anger, fill it with rage

No I don't know what's today

I know it falls in the years of decay

Self, sacrifice, everynight

And together we paid a price in blood

That spilled out through the years

And another day passes away . . .

Look to the black, drawn farther back

Look to each day, see the decay!!!

Times I've had, good and bad

Win or lose, this is what I choose...

~end~

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"And I am not frightened of dying, any time will do, I

don't mind. Why should I be frightened of dying?

There's no reason for it, you've gotta go sometime."

I never said I was afraid of dying

"If you can hear this whispering you are dying."

"I never said I was frightened of dying."

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This is the end

Beautiful friend

This is the end

My only friend, the end

Of our elaborate plans, the end

Of everything that stands, the end

No safety or surprise, the end

Ill never look into your eyes...again

Can you picture what will be

So limitless and free

Desperately in need...of some...strangers hand

In a...desperate land

Lost in a roman...wilderness of pain

And all the children are insane

All the children are insane

Waiting for the summer rain, yeah

Theres danger on the edge of town

Ride the kings highway, baby

Weird scenes inside the gold mine

Ride the highway west, baby

Ride the snake, ride the snake

To the lake, the ancient lake, baby

The snake is long, seven miles

Ride the snake...hes old, and his skin is cold

The west is the best

The west is the best

Get here, and well do the rest

The blue bus is callin us

The blue bus is callin us

Driver, where you taken us

The killer awoke before dawn, he put his boots on

He took a face from the ancient gallery

And he walked on down the hall

He went into the room where his sister lived, and...then he

Paid a visit to his brother, and then he

He walked on down the hall, and

And he came to a door...and he looked inside

Father, yes son, I want to kill you

Mother...i want to...******* you

Cmon baby, take a chance with us

Cmon baby, take a chance with us

Cmon baby, take a chance with us

And meet me at the back of the blue bus

Doin a blue rock

On a blue bus

Doin a blue rock

Cmon, yeah

Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill

This is the end

Beautiful friend

This is the end

My only friend, the end

It hurts to set you free

But youll never follow me

The end of laughter and soft lies

The end of nights we tried to die

so much better in concert, i like the new york one :P

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