SRS My life in a Nutshell...A song....

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  1. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    This pretty much sums up where I have been my whole life.

    Alice in Chains - Nutshell

    We chase misprinted lies
    we face the path of time
    and yet i fight
    and yet i fight
    this battle all alone
    no one to cry to
    no place to call home

    My gift of self is raped
    my privacy is raked
    and yet i find
    and yet i find
    repeating in my head
    if i can't be my own
    i'd feel better dead


    Anyone else got a song that really hits them?
     
  2. Takitome

    Takitome New Member

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    Travis - sing

    Baby, you've been going so crazy
    Lately, nothing seems to be going right
    Solo, why do you have to get so low
    You're so...
    You've been waiting in the sun too long

    But if you sing, sing, sing, sing, sing, sing
    For the love you bring won't mean a thing
    Unless you sing, sing, sing, sing

    Colder, crying on your shoulder
    Hold her, and tell her everythings gonna be fine
    Surely, you've been going to early
    Hurry, cause no one's gonna be stopped

    But if you sing, sing, sing, sing, sing, sing
    For the love you bring won't mean a thing
    Unless you sing, sing, sing, sing

    Baby, there's something going on today
    But I say nothing, nothing, nothing,
    Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing


    Makes me wanna sing!

    Edit:
    Anyway, advise
    Pick a more cheerfull song
    Songs have that influence that can bring you into any mood
     
  3. Dysfnctnl85

    Dysfnctnl85 IT/Apple/Rotary/(D)SLR Crew

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    Avenged Sevenfold - Seize the Day

    Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost
    It's empty and cold without you here, too many people to ache over

    I see my vision burn, I feel my memories fade with time
    But I'm too young to worry
    These streets we travel on will undergo our same lost past

    I found you here, now please just stay for a while
    I can move on with you around
    I hand you my mortal life, but will it be forever?
    I'd do anything for a smile, holding you 'til our time is done
    We both know the day will come, but I don't want to leave you

    I see my vision burn, I feel my memories fade with time
    But I'm too young to worry (a melody, a memory, or just one picture)

    Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost
    It's empty and cold without you here, too many people to ache over

    Newborn life replacing all of us, changing this fable we live in
    No longer needed here so where do we go?
    Will you take a journey tonight, follow me past the walls of death?
    But girl, what if there is no eternal life?

    I see my vision burn, I feel my memories fade with time
    But I'm too young to worry (a melody, a memory, or just one picture)

    Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost
    It's empty and cold without you here, too many people to ache over

    Trials in life, questions of us existing here, don't wanna die alone without you here
    Please tell me what we have is real

    So, what if I never hold you, yeah, or kiss your lips again?
    Woooaaah, so I never want to leave you and the memories of us to see
    I beg don't leave me

    Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost
    It's empty and cold without you here, too many people to ache over

    Trials in life, questions of us existing here, don't wanna die alone without you here
    Please tell me what we have is real

    Silence you lost me, no chance for one more day
    Falling away from you, no chance to get back home
    I stand here alone
    Falling away from you, no chance to get back home
     
  4. weolracso

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    Tonedeff- Optimist
    Verse:1
    Sometimes I hate everyone and everything – to the world itself/
    Even though I’m the portrait of health and been blessed with many things/
    Cause when it seems life’s beginning to take a splendid lead/
    Suddenly, everything tends to lean negatively/
    I used to feel my luck was bled from me at seventeen/
    Because ever since positive outcomes have been seldom seen/
    They tell me that bouts with doubt can self-fulfill prophetically/
    And that’s prolly why John & Paul said that it’s best to let it be/
    And I use to be the cat with plenty kinetic energy/
    Happy go lucky, Mr. Follow-Your-Dream-And-Set-It-Free/
    But over the years, son, I’ve been jaded to the Nth degree/
    I hate it, cause my sense of grief is blatant and my friends agree/
    See, people’s selfish deeds lead to my bleak expectancy
    (Like) If I catch the E, I never expect to see an empty seat/
    (Nice) But in typical fashion, this’ll pass until my next defeat/
    Until I’m stressing deep and forced to beg and plea – till then we’ll sing.

    Chorus:
    Life is wonderful.
    Life goes full circle.
    Life is wondeful.

    Verse:2
    They say I’m a natural born pessamist – and that’s fuckin wild/
    Must’ve come with my mother’s smile and father’s bullheadedness/
    I pull ahead and get pulled back, but I keep struggling/
    Son, I feel like I couldn’t catch a break beat juggling/
    Still I reach upward and on, and proceed trudging along/
    As I lead these brothers in arms, to achieve what’s in our hearts/
    But the scene’s shrugging us off, so…
    I just remember that every dream comes with a scar when I see something I want/
    When it seems nothing is wrong, well – I gotta keep telling myself to stop/
    Waiting for the other foot to drop/
    Live in the moment, sit on the throne and just take a look from the top/
    It’s a whole other perspective to see the good that you got/
    Now, if it’s an omen, quit with the moaning! Don’t let it push you to flop/
    That’s like being spooked at the doc since you was a baby, still shook from the shot/
    Don’t imagine a tragic end to the book, when there’s not/
    You gotta try to rewrite inspite of how crooked the plot.

    Verse:3
    Now, when you go this long uphill, you lose the will to climb it/
    So, I wrote this song to remind me of the silver lining/
    In a world this wrong, gotta carry a sword that’s strong/
    And slice ‘em all with smiles, y’all – I fight ‘em as I kill with kindness/
    Nobody wants a Bitter Benny or a Debbie Downer/
    Or a Sad Sam that be wrapping a wet blanket around them/
    Keep a sunny disposition – Breathe Out/
    Cause life has a way of stripping the paint off of your dream house. It’s simple./
    Indeed these things seem to be easy to see/
    But they easily flee your mind as you find repeated deceit/
    Now, there’s reasons the weak of will never dream or believe/
    Before they leap, they concede to defeat and agree to retreat/
    Now, when fatigue has really got you by the balls/
    Remember that if you really didn’t believe you’d succeed, then you wouldn’t have tried at all/
    So, jump regardless of the consequence/
    Cause even on the night of the apocalypse, everybody’s an optimist.

    Bridge
    No matter how hard it seems.
    There’s always someone in another position.

    So, when it rains, just hold on.
    When it’s gray, just hold on.
    When there’s pain, just hold on.
    When it rains.

    And when it rains, think dry skies.
    When it’s gray, think bright lights.
    When there’s pain, just smile, smile.
    When it rains.

    Verse:4
    I know it seems everyday is a struggle to keep yourself outta trouble/
    This modern jungle is jumbled with muddled puzzles to stump you/
    And snipers gunning to stumble you, like you’ve been hunted/
    Dude, how the hell are you telling us ‘Life is wonderful’?/
    Some of you have come to conclusions/assumptions, But nothing as true or stunning/
    That misery becomes something that’s comfortable/
    Trumping the will to shun it. Run from it if you’re stuck in a rut or two/
    So, I figured I’d drum up something I could hum to you.
    (Like this).
     
  5. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    ALKALINE TRIO LYRICS

    "My Standard Break From Life"

    I've got a regular problem
    So my standard break from life is in order
    I'm having trouble making sentences
    I'm older but I don't feel any smarter
    You see I don't know what I said to you
    And now you're pissed at you know who
    And I guess I deserve it
    I wish I could waste my time without wasting all your time
    I try to leave a good impression
    But it's hard when my obsession's in a wine glass
    And when you're only 23
    It's not attractive to complain about your sore back
    Yes I can bitch until my eyes are blue
    And you're in bed with someone new
    And I guess you deserve him
    Wish I could waste my time without wasting all your time
    You say I'm fixable
    A classic case, lack of will
    I say I don't wanna try
    I'd rather stay here all night

    I've got a motivation problem
    So my standard break from life is getting longer
    Spent over 30 hours in this bed
    In two days, I guess I could've phoned her
    But now that I'm awake
    I'd rather take a drink
    And walk down to the lake
    And beg the sky for lightning bolts
    I can't waste my time without wasting all your time
    You say it's fixable
    A classic case, lack of will
    I say I don't wanna try
    I'd rather sit here all night
     
  6. di3soft

    di3soft Guest

    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]
    [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Staind
    Home

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    I force myself through another day
    Can't explain the way today
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    [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Just fell apart like everything
    Right in my face
    And I try to be the one
    I can't accept this all because of you
    I've had to walk away
    From everything

    I'm afraid to be alone
    Afraid you'll leave me when I'm gone
    I'm afraid to come back home

    Another sleepless night again
    Hotel rooms my only friend
    And friends like that just don't add up
    To anything
    And I try so hard to be everything
    That I should never take away from you again
    'Cause I heard ya say

    I'm afraid to be alone
    Afraid you'll leave me when I'm gone
    I'm afraid to come back home

    I cannot forget
    I live with regret
    I cannot forget
    I live with...

    I'll live through this
    I can't see through this
    I can't do this anymore

    I'm afraid to be alone
    Afraid you'll leave me when I'm gone
    I'm afraid to come back home

    Afraid you'll leave me when I'm gone
    I just wish I was back home
    Home
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  7. lilcheen

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    Voxtrot - Ghost

    I'll be the one to let this roof cave in on me
    Buried in this house, this wooden graveyard by the sea
    We push away our families to understand our needs
    The love and all the hate I used to hold in front of me
    Restless nights, all dizzy spells, all sand between my sheets
    Showing signs of thirst I try down the boardwalk, all blistered feet

    And now I know I never knew about you, only me
    We carried this inside like some disease we couldn't beat
    But we could work, try to live and get by
    To make our family in the second-floor apartment

    Standing on a threshold, body out in flesh, cold
    Go ahead and celebrate the things you lost
    Try to breathe, to flex and release
    To cry and work out what underrate apartment (?)
    Moments are a lifetime
    Nothing in a straight line
    This will take a little while just to shake things off

    Down by water's edge, under the dying tree
    I let my body slip, so dead inside of me
    But when I came around some kind of milky face
    I don't ever want to be alone like this

    And I will tuck into you like I always want to be
    Shadows just a shade of black now, darkness in degree
    Oh it was you who knew we first saw this wasn't meant for kids like me
    Some hoodoo natural force we only feel we never see

    But as we (?) in time, a brotherly sigh
    Their heads got small until they vanished into silence
    Sinking into white foam, running to a new home
    They can only understand the things we see

    Just cease, desist, and leave me like this
    Their eyes wide open, the beauty of the bright lights
    Standing on a threshold, body out in flesh, cold
    I don't ever want to be alone like this, no

    I have no choice but to be vicious on my feet
    I never sleep, I never eat
    I am learning how to be lost completely
    I want to be found, be craved like things we push away
    These patterns cut like every day
    I need you to reach, I need you to need me

    Down by water's edge, under a dying tree
    I let my body slip, so dead inside of me
    But when I came around some kind of milky face
    Shaking my bones, put me back in my place

    I don't ever want to be alone like this
    For me, by the presence of the things I miss
    I don't ever want to be alone like this
    For me, by the presence of the things I miss

    I am becoming a ghost of myself
    Oh I am becoming a ghost of myself
    Trapped little secrets, little things we never tell
    No I am becoming a ghost of myself
     
  8. registeredPORK

    registeredPORK Happy Poo Poo

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    This sounds kinda stupid but when I first heard this song, it made me cry...

    This Woman's World - Maxwell

    Pray God you can cope
    I stand outside
    This woman's work
    This woman's world
    Ooooh it's hard on the man
    Now his part is over
    Now starts the craft of the Father

    I know you've got a little life in you left
    I know you've got a lot of strength left
    I know you've got a little life in you yet
    I know you've got a lot of strength left

    I should be crying but I just can't let it show
    I should be hoping but I can't stop thinking
    All the things we should've said that I never said
    All the things we should have done that we never did
    All the things we should have given but I didn't

    Oh darling make it go
    Make it go away

    Give me these moments
    Give them back to me
    Give me that little kiss
    Give me your ...
    I know you have a little life in you yet
    Give me your hand babe
    I know you have a lot of strength left
    Give me your prayers
    I know you have a little life in you yet
    Ooooh oooh oooh
    I know you have a lot of strength left
    Your loved child
    I know you have a little life in you yet
    Whatever you need baby
    I know you have a lot of strength left
    Give me your hand
    I know you have a little life in you yet
    Give me you hand
    I know you have a lot of strength left

    I should be crying but I just can't let it show
    I should be hoping but I can't stop thinking
    Of all the things we should've said that we never said
    All the things we should have done that we never did
    All the things that you wanted from me
    All the things that you needed tell me
    All the things I should have given but I didn't
    Oh darling make it go away
    Just make it go away now
     
  9. Spidey_C

    Spidey_C Play to win.

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    Staind- Right here I know I've been mistaken
    But just give me a break and see the changes that I've made
    I've got some imperfections
    But how can you collect them all and throw them in my face

    But you always find a way to keep me right here waiting
    You always find the words to say to keep me right here waiting
    And if you chose to walk away I'd still be right here waiting
    Searching for the things to say to keep you right here waiting

    I hope you're not intending
    To be so condescending it's as much as i can take
    and you're so independent
    you just refuse to bend so I keep bending till I break

    But you always find a way to keep me right here waiting
    You always find the words to say to keep me right here waiting
    And if you chose to walk away I'd still be right here waiting
    Searching for the things to say to keep you right here waiting

    I've made a commitment
    I'm willing to bleed for you
    I needed fulfillment
    I found what I need in you

    Why can't you just forgive me
    I don't want to relive all the mistakes I've made along the way
    But I always find a way to keep you right here waiting
    I always find the words to say to keep you right here waiting

    But you always find a way
    To keep me right here waiting
    You always find the words to say to keep me right here waiting
    And if I chose to walk away would you be right here waiting
    Searching for the things to say to keep me right here waiting
     
  10. Anima

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    Stone Sour - "Bother"


    Wish I was too dead to cry
    My self-affliction fades
    Stones to throw at my creator
    Masochists to which I cater
    You don't need to bother;
    I don't need to be
    I'll keep slipping farther
    But once I hold on,
    I won't let go 'til it bleeds

    Wish I was too dead to care
    If indeed I cared at all
    Never had a voice to protest
    So you fed me shit to digest
    I wish I had a reason;
    my flaws are open season
    For this, I gave up trying
    One good turn deserves my dying

    You don't need to bother;
    I don't need to be
    I'll keep slipping farther
    But once I hold on,
    I won't let go 'til it bleeds

    [Solo: Corey]

    Wish I'd died instead of lived
    A zombie hides my face
    Shell forgotten
    with its memories
    Diaries left
    with cryptic entries

    And you don't need to bother;
    I don't need to be
    I'll keep slipping farther
    But once I hold on,
    I won't let go 'til it bleeds

    You don't need to bother;
    I don't need to be
    I'll keep slipping farther
    But once I hold on:
    I'll never live down my deceit
     
  11. OkiDiver

    OkiDiver New Member

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    I don't have a song but the movie Prozac Nation was essentially my life in a nutshell.
     
  12. IHAMWETARDDID

    IHAMWETARDDID "We could make babies and accidental songs..."

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    The guitar solo at about 3:00 min :bowdown::bowdown:


    I love that song.
     
  13. IHAMWETARDDID

    IHAMWETARDDID "We could make babies and accidental songs..."

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    Good advice. Wow, I really like that song. Thanks for the inspiration :)
     
  14. IHAMWETARDDID

    IHAMWETARDDID "We could make babies and accidental songs..."

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    This song helped me through the past couple months breaking up with an ex of two years..


    John Mayer
    "Slow Dancing In A Burning Room"

    It's not a silly little moment,
    It's not the storm before the calm.
    This is the deep and dying breath of
    This love that we've been working on.

    Can't seem to hold you like I want to
    So I can feel you in my arms.
    Nobody's gonna come and save you,
    We pulled too many false alarms.

    We're going down,
    And you can see it too.
    We're going down,
    And you know that we're doomed.
    My dear,
    We're slow dancing in a burning room.

    I was the one you always dreamed of,
    You were the one I tried to draw.
    How dare you say it's nothing to me?
    Baby, you're the only light I ever saw.

    I'll make the most of all the sadness,
    You'll be a bitch because you can.
    You try to hit me just to hurt me
    So you leave me feeling dirty
    Because you can't understand.

    We're going down,
    And you can see it too.
    We're going down,
    And you know that we're doomed.
    My dear,
    We're slow dancing in a burning room.

    Go cry about it - why don't you?
    Go cry about it - why don't you?
    Go cry about it - why don't you?

    My dear, we're slow dancing in a burning room,
    Burning room,
    Burning room,
    Burning room,
    Burning room.

    Don't you think we oughta know by now?
    Don't you think we shoulda learned somehow?
    Don't you think we oughta know by now?
    Don't you think we shoulda learned somehow?
    Don't you think we oughta know by now?
    Don't you think we shoulda learned somehow?
    Don't you think we shoulda learned somehow?
    Don't you think we shoulda learned somehow?
    Don't you think we shoulda learned somehow?
    Don't you think we shoulda learned somehow?

    EDIT: Also, The Used- Poetic Tragedy but that song is too emo.
     
  15. Dysfnctnl85

    Dysfnctnl85 IT/Apple/Rotary/(D)SLR Crew

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    That song made me go for everything in my last relationship, and while it may not have turned out as I imagined it, the highs I felt raised the bar for every future relationship. I was completely out of character and went after someone because I felt compelled to and I didn't want to regret a missed opportunity.

    I'm going to see them next month and I hope the hardcore/metalcore fans will get over themselves so we can hear this song :bowdown:.
     
  16. walkingongreen

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    i have a feeling that it the kind of relationship that i am in right now. That my current bf. is right were you were at. I think that is not good for me. like the song. M
     
  17. Dysfnctnl85

    Dysfnctnl85 IT/Apple/Rotary/(D)SLR Crew

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    I'm not trying to hijack this thread, but why isn't this good for you?
     
  18. IHAMWETARDDID

    IHAMWETARDDID "We could make babies and accidental songs..."

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    Oh man, Im SO jealous! I've been listening to the song more and more and each time I love it even more.
     
  19. Dysfnctnl85

    Dysfnctnl85 IT/Apple/Rotary/(D)SLR Crew

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    It's too bad I won't be sharing it with the girl I went after, but it's okay, I can be selfish this one time and enjoy it for myself :).
     
  20. heebdawg16

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    Paulie, I have been listening to Alice in Chains my whole life, and never actually realized that those were the lyrics to Nutshell. I've always loved that song, but because of the way he sings it I guess, never really put the words together in my head.

    Amazing lyrics, good choice of song. I'm not sure if my situation really echoes the sentiments of those words, but I can see how it would be touching/relate to a lot of the situations of people I know.
     

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