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Do you ever have song lyrics that haunt you?  Ones you never forget?  Tonight These John Gorka lyrics came drifting though my mind. John, if you don’t know him is a long time singer songwriter from New Jersey which matters in some of his songs.  One example, I’m from New Jersey, we don’t expect much, if the world ended today, we would just adjust.  It doesn’t matter in a song called Wisdom,  but these lyrics always take up space in my brain:

Wisdom's still free, but it doesn't come cheap
It's found in your dreams not on the nights you don't sleep
Wisdom persists, it has an elegant glow
It mostly consists of what you know you don't know.
 

I am sure that others haunt me.  Like this John Prine line that is out of place in its song but packed with meaning  

An old man sleeps with his conscience at night
Young kids sleep with their dreams

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This is a song by Tool.  It's about codependency.

[Intro]
I saw the gap again today
While you were begging me to stay
Take care not to make me enter
If I do, we both may disappear

[Verse 1]
Know that I will choke until I swallow
Choke this infant here before me
What is this but my reflection?
Who am I to judge or strike you down?

[Chorus]
But you're
Pushing and shoving me
Pushing and shoving me
Pushing and shoving me
Pushing and shoving me
Pushing and shoving me
Pushing and shoving me
Pushing and shoving me
Pushing and shoving me
You still love me, you still love me
But you didn't need to push it on me
You still love me, you still love me
But you didn't need to push it on me

[Verse 2]
Rest your trigger on my finger
Bang my head upon the fault line
You better take care not to make me enter
'Cause if I do, we both may disappear

[Chorus]
But you're
Pushing and shoving me
Pushing and shoving me
Pushing and shoving me
Pushing and shoving me
You still love me, you still love me
But you didn't need to push it on me
You're pushing and shoving me
Pushing and shoving me

[Verse 3]
I'm slipping back into the gap again
I'm alive when you're touching me
Alive when you're shoving me down, yeah
But I'd trade it all
For just a little peace of mind

[Chorus]
Push it on me, push it on me
Push it on me, push it on me
You're pushing, and shoving, and scrambling
To keep my feet flat on the ground

[Bridge]
I am somewhere I don't wanna be, yeah
Push me somewhere I don't wanna be
You put me somewhere I don't wanna be
Seeing someplace I don't wanna see
Never want to see that place again

[Verse 4]
Saw that gap again today
While you were begging me to stay
Managed to push myself away
And you, as well, my dear
And if when I say I might fade like a sigh if I stay
You minimize my movement anyway
I must persuade you another way

[Outro]
Pushing and shoving
Pushing and shoving
Pushing me
There's no love in fear
Yeah, I'm staring down the hole again
Hands around my back again
Survival is my only friend
Terrified of what may come, yeah
Remember I'll always love you
As I claw your fucking throat away
It will end no other way
It will end no other way

 

Rick

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John Prine

I heard Allah and Buddha were singing at the Savior's feast
And up the sky and Arabian rabbi
Fed Quaker oats to a priest.
Pretty good, not bad, they can't complain
Cause actually all them gods is just about the same
Pretty good, not bad, I can't complain
Cause actually everything is just about the same

This is what made me first question organized religion, a long time ago

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This one sticks with me big time, especially on really down days.

 
Drank away the rest of the day
Wonder what my liver'd say
Drink, it's all you can
Blackened days with their bigger gales
Blow in your parlor to discuss the day
Listen, it's all you can
But don't, don't sink the boat
That you need, you build to keep afloat
No don't, don't sink the boat
That you built...
Sick and tired of what to say
Jumped away from the ball and chain
Breath, it's all you can
Rambling years of lousy luck
You miss the smell of burning turf
Dream, it's all you can
But don't, don't sink the boat
That you need, you build to keep afloat
No don't, don't sink the boat
That you built...
Singled out for who you are
Takes all types to be a man
Feel, it's all you can
Filthy suits with bigot ears
Hide behind their own worst fears
Live, it's all you can
It's all
 
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Boys Of Summer by Don Henley.

In the summer of 1986 me and my HS girlfriend decided it best we not wait for me to come home and we both date other people.  I didn’t think we would last my enlistment and we didn’t.  I then heard this lyric and man did it hit home with me and still makes me think of the summer of 1986.

Out on the road today I saw a dead head sticker on a Cadillac.   A little voice inside my head said don’t look back you can never look back.  I thought I knew what love was, what did I know.  Those days are gone forever, I should just let them go but.

I can see her, her bronze skin shining in the sun, she’s got her hair slicked back, sun glasses on... 

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I Lived 
 
I'd like to teach the world to sing
Hope when you take that jump
You don't fear the fall
Hope when the water rises
You built a wall
Hope when the crowd screams out
They're screaming your name
Hope if everybody runs
You choose to stay
Hope that you fall in love
And it hurts so bad (Yeah)
The only way you can know
You gave it all you had
And I hope that you don't suffer
But take the pain
Hope when the moment comes,
You'll say
I, I did it all
I, I did it all
I owned every second that this world could give
I saw so many places, the things that I did
Yeah with every broken bone
I swear I lived
I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
Hope that you spend your days
But they all add up
And when that sun goes down
Hope you raise your cup
I wish that I could witness
All your joy and all your pain
But until my moment comes
I'll say
I, I did it all
I, I did it all
I owned every second that this world could give
I saw so many places, the things that I did
Yeah with every broken bone
I swear I lived
I'd like to teach the world to sing
Oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh
Oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh
Oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh
Oh whoa oh oh whoa oh
With every broken bone
I swear I lived
With every broken bone
I swear I
I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
A song of peace that echoes on
And never goes away
I'd like to teach the world to sing
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