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NEIL YOUNG LYRICS

"Cinnamon Girl"

I wanna live

with a cinnamon girl

I could be happy

the rest of my life

With a cinnamon girl.

A dreamer of pictures

I run in the night

You see us together,

chasing the moonlight,

My cinnamon girl.

Ten silver saxes,

a bass with a bow

The drummer relaxes

and waits between shows

For his cinnamon girl.

A dreamer of pictures

I run in the night

You see us together,

chasing the moonlight,

My cinnamon girl.

Pa sent me money now

I'm gonna make it somehow

I need another chance

You see your baby loves to dance

Yeah...yeah...yeah

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Roger Waters of Pink Floyd is one of them

Time

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day

You fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way

Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town

Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain

You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today

And then the one day you find ten years have got behind you

No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking

And racing around to come up behind you again

The sun is the same in the relative way, but you're older

And shorter of breath and one day closer to death

Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time

Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines

Hanging on in quiet desparation in the English way

The time is gone the song is over, thought I'd something more to say

Jimi Hendrix

The Wind Cried Mary

After all the jacks are in their boxes

And the clowns have all gone to bed

You can hear happiness staggering on down the street

Footprints dressed in red

And the wind whispers "Mary"

A broom is drearily sweeping

Up the broken peices of yesterdays life

Somewhere a queen is weeping

And somewhere a king has no wife

And the wind cries "Mary"

The traffic light said turn on blue tommorow

And shine the emptiness down on my head

The tiny island sags downstream

Cause the life that lived is dead

And the wind screams "Mary"

Will the wind ever remember

The names it has blown in the past

With his crutch, his old age, and his wisdom

He whispers known this will be the last

And the wind cries "Mary"

Bob Dylan of course

once upon a time you dressed so fine/you threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?/ People'd call, say, "beware doll, you're bound to fall"/ you thought they were all kiddin' you/ You used to laugh about/ Everybody that was hangin' out/ now you don't talk so loud/ Now you don't seem so proud/ About having to be scrounging for your next meal.//How does it feel/ How does it feel/ to be without a home/ like a complete unknown/ like a rolling stone?// You've gone to the finest school alright, miss lonely/But you know you only used to get juiced in it/ And nobody has ever taught you how to live on the street/And now you find out you're gonna have to get used to it/ you said you'd never compromise/ With the mystery tramp but now you realise/ He's not selling any alibis/ As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes/ And say do you want to make a deal?// How does it feel/ How does it feel/ to be on your own/ with no direction home/ like a complete unknown/ like a rolling stone?//You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns/ when they all did tricks for you/you never understood that it ain't no good/you shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you/ you used to ride on a chrome horse with your diplomat/ who carried on his shoulder a siamese cat/Ain't it hard when you discover that/ He really wasn't where it's at/ after he took from you everything he could steal.// How does it feel/How does it feel/ to be on your own/ with no direction home/ like a complete unknown/ like a rolling stone?//Princess on the steeple and all the pretty people/ they're drinkin', thinkin' that they got it made/ Exchanging all kinds of precious gifts and things/But you'd better take your diamond ring, you'd better pawn it babe/ You used to be so amused/ at Napoleon in rags and the language that he used/ Go to him now, he calls you, you can't refuse/When you aint got nothing, you got nothing to lose/ you're invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal// How does it feel/ how does it feel/ to be on your own/ with no direction home/ like a complete unknown/ like a rolling stone///. (PLEASE NOTE THAT DYLAN HAS A HABIT OF ALTERING LYRICS AS AND WHEN IT PLEASES HIM! ! ! )

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Ronnie Van Zant

Bob Seger

Paul Simon

John Lennon

Paul McCartney

Glenn Frey

Don Henley

Robert Plant

Roger Waters

Pete Townshend

Paul Rodgers

Do I need to pick only one?

I guess that would have to be Ronnie Van Zant (I think everyone knows my answer though).

How can you stand there smilin', after all you've done

You know it seems to make you happy, when you've hurt someone

Twice before you fooled me, with your deceiving line

Come in and close the door, one more time, one more time

You've been gone so long, no one knows where

And you say that you still love me, then show me you care

Cause you got what it takes sweet mama, to make a man feel fine

So I'll take the word of a liar, one more time, one more time

Girl you've got me hungry, losing my mind

I know I'm playing with fire, get burned every time

Yes I'm a fool for you babe, I can't deny

Cause I've gotta have your sweet love, one more time, one more time

Girl you've got me hungry, losing my mind

I know I'm playing with fire, I get burned every time

Yes I'm a fool for you mama, but I can't deny

But I've gotta have your sweet love, one more time, one more time

Yes I'm a fool once more, I can read her brown eyes

When the rooster crows tomorrow, well you're certain to cry

I'm heading down that old road, she lost her free ride

So tonight I'll take what I paid for, one more time, one more time, one more time

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Michael Stipe

Drive-"Maybe I will maybe you won't maybe I drive to get off"

Bad Day- "Sure all men are created equal, here's the church here's the steeple!"

just a couple from his brilliant collection of words.

Tom Petty

The Last DJ-"There goes the last DJ who plays what he wants to play, says what he wants to say, hey, hey, hey"

Joe-"My names Joe, I'm the CEO,I'm the man, makes the big wheels roll. I'm the hand on the green light switch, you get to be famous, I get to be rich."

The musical protest is delightful. :shades:

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Oh yeah, I'm starting to really get into The Smashing Pumpkin's stuff, and Billy Corgan is one helluva song writer

'1979' from Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

Shakedown 1979, cool kids never have the time

On a live wire right up off the street

You and I should meet

Junebug skipping like a stone

With the headlights pointed at the dawn

We were sure we'd never see an end to it all

And I don't even care to shake these zipper blues

And we don't know

Just where our bones will rest

To dust I guess

Forgotten and absorbed into the earth below

Double cross the vacant and the bored

They're not sure just what we have in store

Morphine city slippin dues down to see

That we don't even care as restless as we are

We feel the pull in the land of a thousand guilts

And poured cement, lamented and assured

To the lights and towns below

Faster than the speed of sound

Faster than we thought we'd go, beneath the sound of hope

Justine never knew the rules,

Hung down with the freaks and the ghouls

No apologies ever need be made, I know you better than you fake it

To see that we don't even care to shake these zipper blues

And we don't know just where our bones will rest

To dust I guess

Forgotten and absorbed into the earth below

The street heats the urgency of sound

As you can see there's no one around

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I've no idea of my favourite lyricist, John lennon maybe.

Anyway, my favourite songwriters are Lennon/McCartney, John Lennon solo, Brian Wilson, Jagger/Richards, and above all Pete Townshend.

I don't think you can go wrong here. Lennon is my favorite

"She's not a girl who misses much....

She's well acquainted with the touch of the velvet hand like a lizard on a window pane...

The man in the crowd with the multi coloured mirrors on his hob nail boots..

Lying with his eyes while his hands are busy working overtime..

A soap impression of his wife which he ate and donated to the national trust..

Brian Wilson "There's a worl where I can go and tell my secrets to..in my room"

Too much good stuff.

:guitar:

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A few...

Robbie Robertson (The Band)

Pete Townsend

Neil Young

Ray Davies

John Lennon/Paul McCartney

George Harrison

Roger Waters

But if I had to choose one I would probably say Bob Dylan:

One of my favorite songs is "Mr Tambourine Man" from Bringing it All Back Home, I especially like the last verse:

"Then take me disappearin' through the smoke rings of my mind,

Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves,

The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach,

Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow.

Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free,

Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands,

With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves,

Let me forget about today until tomorrow."

Another favorite is "I Shall Be Released":

"They say everything can be replaced,

Yet every distance is not near.

So I remember every face

Of every man who put me here.

[Chorus]

I see my light come shining

From the west unto the east.

Any day now, any day now,

I shall be released.

They say every man needs protection,

They say every man must fall.

Yet I swear I see my reflection

Some place so high above this wall.

[Chorus]

Standing next to me in this lonely crowd,

Is a man who swears he's not to blame.

All day long I hear him shout so loud,

Crying out that he was framed.

[Chorus]

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