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thanks psycho...great song, great lyrics, great artist too!

Space Oddity

David Bowie

Words and music by David Bowie

Ground Control to Major Tom

Ground Control to Major Tom

Take your protein pills and put your helmet on

Ground Control to Major Tom

Commencing countdown, engines on

Check ignition and may God's love be with you

(spoken)

Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Three, Two, One, Liftoff

This is Ground Control to Major Tom

You've really made the grade

And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear

Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare

"This is Major Tom to Ground Control

I'm stepping through the door

And I'm floating in a most peculiar way

And the stars look very different today

For here

Am I sitting in a tin can

Far above the world

Planet Earth is blue

And there's nothing I can do

Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles

I'm feeling very still

And I think my spaceship knows which way to go

Tell my wife I love her very much she knows"

Ground Control to Major Tom

Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong

Can you hear me, Major Tom?

Can you hear me, Major Tom?

Can you hear me, Major Tom?

Can you....

"Here am I floating round my tin can

Far above the Moon

Planet Earth is blue

And there's nothing I can do."

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How about Charlie Daniels-Uneasyrider :D

I was takin a trip out to L.A.

Toolin along in my cheverolet

Tokin on a number and diggin on the radio

Just as I crossed the Mississippi line

I heard that highway start to whine

And I knew that left rear tire was about to blow

Well the spare was flat and I got uptight

Cause there wasn't a filling station in sight

So I just limped on down the shoulder on the rim

I went as far as I could and when I stopped the car

It was right in front of this little bar

Kind of a red-neck lookin joint called the Dew Drop Inn

I stuffed my hair up under my hat

And told the bartender that I had a flat

And ywould he be kind enough to give me change for a one

There was one thing I was sure proud to see

There wasn't a soul in the place except for him and me

He just looked disgusted and pointed toward the telephone

I called up the station down the road a ways

He said he wasn't very busy today

And he could have somone out there in just about 10 minutes or so

He said," Now, you just stay right where yer at!"

And I didn't bother to tell the darn fool

That I sure as hell didn't have anyplace else to go

So I ordered up a beer and sat down at the bar

When some guy walked in and said, "Who owns this car

With the peace sign, the mag wheels and the four on the floor?"

He looked at me and I damn near died

And I decided that I'd just wait outside

So I laid a dollar on the bar and headed for the door

Just when I wthought I'd get outta there with my skin

These 3 big dudes come strollin in

With one old drunk chick and some fella with green teeth

Now the last thing I wanted was to get into a fight

In Jackson Mississippi on a Saturday night

Especially when there was three of them and only one of me

I was almost to the door when the biggest one

Said, "You tip your hat to this lady, son!"

And when I did, all that hair fell out from underneath

They all started laughin and I felt kinda sick

And I knew I better think of something pretty quick

So I just reached out and kicked old green teeth right in the knee

Now he let out a yell that'd curl yer hair

But before he could move I grabbed me a chair

And said "Now watch him Folks cause he's a fairly dangerous man!"

"You may not know it but this man is a spy.

He's a undercover agent for the FBI

And he's been sent down here to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan!"

He was still bent over holdin on to his knee

But everybody else was looking and listening to me

And I laid it on thicker hand heavier as I went

"He's a friend of them long haired, hippy-type, pinko fags!

I betchya he's even got a commie flag

tacked up on the wall inside of his garage."

"He's a snake in the grass, I tell ya guys.

He may look dumb but that's just a disguise,

He's a mastermind in the ways of espionage"

"Would you believe this man has gone as far

As tearing Wallace stickers off the bumpers of cars.

And he voted for George McGovern for President."

They started lookin real suspicious at him

He jumped up and said "Now just wait a minute Jim!

You know he's lying I been living here all of my life!"

"I'm a faithful follower of Brother John Birch

And I belong to the Antioch Baptist Church.

And I aint even got a garage, you can call home and ask my wife!"

Then he started saying somethin bout the way I was dressed

But I didn't wait around to hear the rest

I was too busy moving and hoping I didn't run outta luck

When I hit the door I was making tracks

And they were just taking my car down off the jacks

So I threw the man a twenty and jumped in and fired that mother up

Mario Andretti wouldda sure been proud

Of the way I was movin when I passed that crowd

Coming out the door and headed toward me at a trott

Now I guess I should of gone ahead and run

But somehow I just couldn't resist the fun

Of chasing them all just once around the parking lot

I had them all out there steppin and fetchin

Like their heads was on fire and their asses was catchin

then I figgered I had better go ahead and split before the cops got there

When I hit the road I was really wheelin

Had gravel flyin and rubber squeelin

And I didn't slow down till I was almost to Arkansas

I think I'm gonna reroute my trip

I wonder if anybody'd think I'd flipped

If I went to L.A., via Omaha

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Hello.

Can anyone help with this:

What a great site this is! It has been very handy in helping me understand songs that did not always make sense. For my English class I need to find a song that describes an imaginative journey. Could you please recommend any lyrics to me other than Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds.

:)

Carl: I hit the JACKPOT. The PERFECT song that matches your description as posted above.

"The Adventures of Gregory Peccary"-Frank Zappa

Its truly an imaginitive adventure. The whole song is a story, a good story.

I'm too good.

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BOB DYLAN´s 115th DREAM

I was riding on the Mayflower

When I thought I spied some land

I yelled for Captain Arab

I have yuh understand

Who came running to the deck

Said, "Boys, forget the whale

Look on over yonder

Cut the engines

Change the sail

Haul on the bowline"

We sang that melody

Like all tough sailors do

When they are far away at sea

"I think I'll call it America"

I said as we hit land

I took a deep breath

I fell down, I could not stand

Captain Arab he started

Writing up some deeds

He said, "Let's set up a fort

And start buying the place with beads"

Just then this cop comes down the street

Crazy as a loon

He throw us all in jail

For carryin' harpoons

Ah me I busted out

Don't even ask me how

I went to get some help

I walked by a Guernsey cow

Who directed me down

To the Bowery slums

Where people carried signs around

Saying, "Ban the bums"

I jumped right into line

Sayin', "I hope that I'm not late"

When I realized I hadn't eaten

For five days straight

I went into a restaurant

Lookin' for the cook

I told them I was the editor

Of a famous etiquette book

The waitress he was handsome

He wore a powder blue cape

I ordered some suzette, I said

"Could you please make that crepe"

Just then the whole kitchen exploded

From boilin' fat

Food was flying everywhere

And I left without my hat

Now, I didn't mean to be nosy

But I went into a bank

To get some bail for Arab

And all the boys back in the tank

They asked me for some collateral

And I pulled down my pants

They threw me in the alley

When up comes this girl from France

Who invited me to her house

I went, but she had a friend

Who knocked me out

And robbed my boots

And I was on the street again

Well, I rapped upon a house

With the U.S. flag upon display

I said, "Could you help me out

I got some friends down the way"

The man says, "Get out of here

I'll tear you limb from limb"

I said, "You know they refused Jesus, too"

He said, "You're not Him

Get out of here before I break your bones

I ain't your pop"

I decided to have him arrested

And I went looking for a cop

I ran right outside

And I hopped inside a cab

I went out the other door

This Englishman said, "Fab"

As he saw me leap a hot dog stand

And a chariot that stood

Parked across from a building

Advertising brotherhood

I ran right through the front door

Like a hobo sailor does

But it was just a funeral parlor

And the man asked me who I was

I repeated that my friends

Were all in jail, with a sigh

He gave me his card

He said, "Call me if they die"

I shook his hand and said goodbye

Ran out to the street

When a bowling ball came down the road

And knocked me off my feet

A pay phone was ringing

It just about blew my mind

When I picked it up and said hello

This foot came through the line

Well, by this time I was fed up

At tryin' to make a stab

At bringin' back any help

For my friends and Captain Arab

I decided to flip a coin

Like either heads or tails

Would let me know if I should go

Back to ship or back to jail

So I hocked my sailor suit

And I got a coin to flip

It came up tails

It rhymed with sails

So I made it back to the ship

Well, I got back and took

The parkin' ticket off the mast

I was ripping it to shreds

When this coastguard boat went past

They asked me my name

And I said, "Captain Kidd"

They believed me but

They wanted to know

What exactly that I did

I said for the Pope of Eruke

I was employed

They let me go right away

They were very paranoid

Well, the last I heard of Arab

He was stuck on a whale

That was married to the deputy

Sheriff of the jail

But the funniest thing was

When I was leavin' the bay

I saw three ships a-sailin'

They were all heading my way

I asked the captain what his name was

And how come he didn't drive a truck

He said his name was Columbus

I just said, "Good luck."

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2000 LIGHT YEARS FROM HOME

(Jagger/Richards)

"Sun turning 'round with graceful motion

We're setting off with soft explosion

Bound for a star with fiery oceans

It's so very lonely, you're a hundred light years from home

Freezing red deserts turn to dark

Energy here in every part

It's so very lonely, you're six hundred light years from home

It's so very lonely, you're a thousand light years from home

It's so very lonely, you're a thousand light years from home

Bell flight fourteen, you now can land

See you on Aldebaran, safe on the green desert sand

It's so very lonely, you're two thousand light years from home

It's so very lonely, you're two thousand light years from home"

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BOB SEGER

Ship of Fools

Tell me quick" said Old McFee

"What's this all have to do with me?"

"I've spent all my time at sea a loner."

"Is there something else I should know?"

"Something hidden down below the level of your conversation?"

Well he turned away before the answer

Though I yelled aloud he refused to hear

It became to clear

So it went as we put out

I was left in constant doubt

Everything I asked about seemed private

The captain strolled the bridge one night

I stopped him in the evening light

To ask him would it be all right to join him

But he stood there like some idol

And he listened like some temple

And then he turned away

All along the fateful coast

We moved silent like a ghost

The timeless sea of tireless host possessed us

The wind came building from the cold northwest

And soon the waves began to crest

Crashing cross the forward deck

All hands lost

I alone survived the sinking

I alone possessed the tools

On that ship of fools

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"Ship Of Fools" - World Party

"We're setting sail to the place on the map

from which no one has ever returned

Drawn by the promise of the joker and the fool

by the light of the crosses that burned

Drawn by the promise of the women and the lace

and the gold and the cotton and pearls

It's the place where they keep all the darkness you need

You sail away from the light of the world on this trip, baby

You will pay tomorrow

You're gonna pay tomorrow

You will pay tomorrow

Save me, save me from tomorrow

I don't want to sail with this ship of fools, no, no

Oh, save me, save me from tomorrow

I don't want to sail with this ship of fools

I want to run and hide right now

Avarice and greed are gonna drive you over the endless sea

They will leave you drifting in the shallows

or drowning in the oceans of history

Traveling the world, you're in search of no good

but I'm sure you'll build your Sodom like you knew you would

Using all the good people for your galley slaves

as you're little boat struggles through the warning waves, but you don't pay

You will pay tomorrow

You're gonna pay tomorrow

You're gonna pay tomorrow

Save me, save me from tomorrow

I don't want to sail with this ship of fools

Save me. Save me from tomorrow

I don't want to sail with this ship of fools

Where's it comin' from?

Where's it goin' to now?

It's just a It's just a ship of fools"

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Carolina In My Mind-James Taylor

In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina

Can't you see the sunshine

Can't you just feel the moonshine

Maybe just like a friend of mine

It hit me from behind

Yes I'm goin' to Carolina in my mind

Karen she's a silver sun

You best walk her way and watch it shinin'

Watch her watch the mornin' come

A silver tear appearing now I'm cryin'

Ain't I goin' to Carolina in my mind

There ain't no doubt it no ones mind

That loves the finest thing around

Whisper something warm and kind

And hey babe the sky's on fire, I'm Dyin'

Ain't I goin' to Carolina in my mind

In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina

Can't you see the sunshine

Can't you just feel the moonshine

Maybe just like a friend of mine

It hit me from behind

Yes I'm goin' to Carolina in my mind

Dark and silent last last night

I think I might have heard the highway calling

Geese in flight and dogs that bite

Signs that might be omens say I going, going

I'm goin' to Carolina in my mind

With a holy host of others standing 'round me

Still I'm on the dark side of the moon

And it seems like it goes on like this forever

You must forgive me

If I'm up and gone to Carolina in my mind

In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina

Can't you see the sunshine

Can't you just feel the moonshine

Maybe just like a friend of mine

It hit me from behind

Yes I'm goin' to Carolina in my mind

Also, see Mexico by JT.

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Chris De Burgh - Don't Pay The Ferryman

It was late at night on the open road,

Speeding like a man on the run,

A lifetime spent preparing for the journey;

He is close now and the search is on,

Reading from a map in the mind,

Yes there's the ragged hill,

And there's the boat on the river,

And when the rain came down,

He heard a wild dog howl,

There were voices in the night - "Don't do it!"

Voices out of sight - "Don't do it!

Too many men have failed before,

Whatever you do,

Don't pay the ferryman,

Don't even fix a price,

Don't pay the ferryman,

Until he gets you to the other side;"

In the rolling mist then he gets on board,

Now there'll be no turning back,

Beware that hooded old man at the rudder,

And then the lightning flashed, and the thunder roared,

And dancing bones that jabbered and a-moaned

On the water;

And then the ferryman said,

"There is trouble ahead,

So you must pay me now," - "Don't do it!"

"you must pay me now," - "Don't do it!"

And still that voice came from beyond,

"Whatever you do,

Don't pay the ferryman,

Don't even fix a price,

Don't pay the ferryman,

Until he gets you to the other side;

Don't pay - the ferryman!"

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Good one, Angel. :thumbsup:

Here's a few more....

"Amazing Journey" - The Who

"Slip Kid" - The Who

"Carefree Highway" - Gordon Lightfoot

"Going To California" - Zeppelin

"Kashmir" - Zeppelin

"Route 66" - various artists

"Come Sail Away" - Styx

"City of New Orleans" - Arlo Guthrie, et. al.

"Highway To Hell" - AC/DC

"It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock N Roll) - AC/DC

"Driver 8" - REM

"We Will Rock You" - Queen

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Laur, I suspect you'd like some other Steve Goodman (writer of City Of New Orleans) songs as well. Check him out if you get the opportunity.

Thanks Unc....I didn't know his name either, I will check him out!

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This one must be real but I love it...

ROUTE 66

Rolling Stones too...

Well if you ever plan to motor west

Just take my way that's the highway that's the best

Get your kicks on Route 66

Well it winds from Chicago to L.A.

More than 2000 miles all the way

Get your kicks on Route 66

Well goes from St. Louie down to Missouri

Oklahoma city, the toots look pretty

You'll see Amarillo and Gallup, New Mexico

Flagstaff, Arizona don't forget Winona

Kingman, Barstow, San Bernadino

Would you get hip to this kindly tip

And go take that California trip

Get your kicks on Route 66

Well goes from St. Louie down to Missouri

Oklahoma city, the toots look pretty

You'll see Amarillo and Gallup, New Mexico

Flagstaff, Arizona don't forget Winona

Kingman, Barstow, San Bernadino

Would you get hip to this kindly tip

And go take that California trip

Get your kicks on Route 66

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