Most Brilliant Song Lyrics Thread

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    Songs with not just great music, but lyrics that touch the soul or are just plain fun.
    I had to remove Louie Louie after I went to a Karaoke bar and finally learned what the lyrics were.









     
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    & now i post my favorite song by my favorite band.... turn it up to 11.... :rock:

     
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    Uptown got it's hustlers
    The bowery got it's bums
    42nd street got big Jim walker
    He's a pool shootin' son of a gun
    Yeah, he big and dumb as a man can come
    But he stronger than a country hoss
    And when the bad folks all get together at night
    You know they all call big Jim boss, just because
    And they say
    You don't tug on superman's cape
    You don't spit into the wind
    You don't pull the mask off that old lone ranger
    And you don't mess around with Jim
    Well outta south Alabama came a country boy
    He say I'm lookin' for a man named Jim
    I am a pool shootin' boy
    My name Willie McCoy
    But down home they call me slim
    Yeah I'm lookin' for the king of 42nd street
    He drivin' a drop top cadillac
    Last week he took all my money
    And it may sound funny
    But I come to get my money back
    And everybody say Jack don't you know
    And you don't tug on superman's cape
    You don't spit into the wind
    You don't pull the mask off that old lone ranger
    And you don't mess around with Jim
    Well a hush fell over the pool room
    Jimmy come boppin' in off the street
    And when the cuttin' were done
    The only part that wasn't bloody
    Was the soles of the big man's feet
    Yeah he were cut in in bout a hundred places
    And he were shot in a couple more
    And you better believe
    They sung a different kind of story
    When big Jim hit the floor now they say
    You don't tug on superman's cape
    You don't spit into the wind
    You don't pull the mask off that old lone ranger
    And you don't mess around with slim
    Yeah, big Jim got his hat
    Find out where it's at
    And it's not hustlin' people strange to you
    Even if you do got a two piece custom made pool cue
    Yeah you don't tug on superman's cape
    You don't spit into the wind
    You don't pull the mask off the old lone ranger
    And you don't mess around with slim
    Songwriters: Jim Croce
     
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    The Devil went down to Georgia,
    He was looking for a soul to steal
    He was in a bind, 'cause he was way behind,
    He was willing to make a deal
    When he came across this young man
    Sawing on a fiddle and playing it hot
    And the Devil jumped up on a hickory stump and said,
    "Boy let me tell you what:
    I guess you didn´t know it, but I'm a fiddle player too,
    And if you'd care to take a dare,
    I'll make a bet with you
    Now you play a pretty good fiddle,
    Boy, but give the Devil his due
    I bet a fiddle of gold against your soul
    'Cause I think I'm better than you"
    The boy said, "My name's Johnny and it might be a sin,
    But I'll take your bet, you're gonna regret,
    'Cause I'm the best there's ever been"
    Johnny, rosin up your bow and play your fiddle hard,
    'Cause hell's broke loose in Georgia and the Devil deals the cards
    And if you win you'll get this shiny fiddle made of gold,
    But if you lose, the Devil gets your soul!
    The Devil opened up his case and he said, "I'll start this show"
    And fire blew from his fingertips as he rosined up his bow
    And he pulled the bow across the strings and it made an evil hiss
    Then a band of demons joined in,
    And it sounded something like this
    When the Devil finished, Johnny said,
    "Well you're pretty good old son
    But sit down in that chair right there
    And let me show you how it's done!"
    Fire on the Mountain, run, boys, run
    The Devil´s in the house of the rising sun
    Chicken in the bread pan a picking out dough,
    Granny does your dog bite, "No, child, no"
    The Devil bowed his head because he knew that he'd been beat
    And he laid that golden fiddle on the ground at Johnny´s feet
    Johnny said, "Devil, just come on back
    If you ever want to try again,
    I done told you once, you son of a bitch,
    I'm the best there´s ever been"
    He played,
    Fire on the Mountain, run, boys, run
    The Devil's in the house of the rising sun
    Chicken in the breadpan a picking out dough,
    Granny will your dog bite, "No, child, no"
    Songwriters: Charles Fred Hayward / Charlie Daniels / Fred Edwards / James W. Marshall / John Crain / William J. Digregorio
     
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    Bob Dylan

    The Clash

    and this




    Mama, they try and break me

    The window burns to light the way back home
    A light that warms no matter where they’ve gone
    They’re off to find the hero of the day
    But what if they should fall by someone’s wicked way?

    Still the window burns
    Time so slowly turns
    And someone there is sighing
    Keepers of the flames
    Do you feel your name?
    Did you hear your babies crying?

    Mama, they try and break me
    Still they try and break me

    Excuse me while I tend to how I feel
    These things return to me that still seem real
    Now, deservingly, this easy chair
    But the rocking stopped by wheels of despair

    Don’t want your aid
    But the fist I make
    For years can’t hold or feel
    No, I’m not all me
    So please excuse me while I tend to how I feel

    But now the dreams and waking screams
    That ever last the night
    So build the wall, behind it crawl
    And hide until it’s light
    So can you hear your babies crying now?

    Still the window burns
    Time so slowly turns
    And someone there is sighing
    Keepers of the flames
    Did you feel your names?
    Did you hear your babies crying?

    But now the dreams and waking screams
    That ever last the night
    So build a wall, behind it crawl
    And hide until it’s light
    So can’t you hear your babies crying now?

    Mama, they try and break me
    Mama, they try and break me
    Mama they try
    Mama they try
     

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