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thought provoking lyrics please

Discussion in 'Personal' started by tod sal, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. I was hoping someone might be able to help. I want to do a lesson based around lyrics that may be significant/ life changing. Now, my background is in the 90's indie scene with the only modern stuff I know being the likes of Death Cab For Cutie- which I doubt any of my class has heard of. Does anyone know of any current song lyrics that are more that "I need a Dollar" or Rhianna being rather graphic. Since the demise of TOTP's I have moved over to Radio 4 and have rather lost any connection with what the kids are into. Many thanks.
  2. lurk_much

    lurk_much Occasional commenter

    Is pop still going then?
  3. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    only for the weasel
  4. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    how about a bit of katy Perry
    Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
    Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?
    Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
    Like a house of cards, one blow from caving in?

    Do you ever feel already buried deep?
    Six feet under screams but no one seems to hear a thing
    Do you know that there's still a chance for you
    'Cause there's a spark in you?

    You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine
    Just own the night like the 4th of July

    'Cause baby, you're a firework
    Come on, show 'em what you're worth
    Make 'em go, oh
    As you shoot across the sky

    Baby, you're a firework
    Come on, let your colors burst
    Make 'em go, oh
    You're gonna leave 'em falling down

    You don't have to feel like a waste of space
    You're original, cannot be replaced
    If you only knew what the future holds
    After a hurricane comes a rainbow

  5. What thoughts are you trying to provoke? I quite like Crash Test Dummies Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm for a discussion on the nature of belief.
  6. Isn't Lady Gaga's music supposed to be all about standing up for the outsiders? I don't like her music myself so I'm not sure about her lyrics but that's the impression I've got from her media.

  7. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

  8. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    The 1960s track by the Bonzo Dog Doodah Band? Not very modern. Or maybe a more recent popular beat combo has adopted this as their name?

    Try 'Footballer's Wife' and 'This Pretty Face' by Amy MacDonald for lyrics on the transitory nature of celebrity and the superficiality of beauty.
  9. Always wondered where the name comes from.. And for your info
    Anyway- thanks for suggestions- I think the Katie Perry will do fine, but may extend 'topic' and use some others too.
  10. An old favourite Dear God XTC
  11. Eminem and Rihanna Love the Way you lie about domestic violence is a good one :)
  12. Between The Wars by Billy Bragg
    Sing If You're Glad To Be Gay - Tom Robinson
    Part Of The Union - The Strawbs
    Soldier Blue - Buffy St Marie
  13. loodle1

    loodle1 Occasional commenter

    What about reggae songs like Three little birds by Bob Marley? They might not be modern but most of the kids will have heard of them.
    Jessie J - Price Tag, or something by Adele or Ed Sheeran. [​IMG]
  14. loodle1

    loodle1 Occasional commenter

    That's a good one - even older than the 90s though!!

  15. "Into My Arms"

    I don't believe in an interventionist God
    But I know, darling, that you do
    But if I did I would kneel down and ask Him
    Not to intervene when it came to you
    Not to touch a hair on your head
    To leave you as you are
    And if He felt He had to direct you
    Then direct you into my arms

    Into my arms, O Lord
    Into my arms, O Lord
    Into my arms, O Lord
    Into my arms

    And I don't believe in the existence of angels
    But looking at you I wonder if that's true
    But if I did I would summon them together
    And ask them to watch over you
    To each burn a candle for you
    To make bright and clear your path
    And to walk, like Christ, in grace and love
    And guide you into my arms

    Into my arms, O Lord
    Into my arms, O Lord
    Into my arms, O Lord
    Into my arms

    And I believe in Love
    And I know that you do too
    And I believe in some kind of path
    That we can walk down, me and you
    So keep your candlew burning
    And make her journey bright and pure
    That she will keep returning
    Always and evermore

    Into my arms, O Lord
    Into my arms, O Lord
    Into my arms, O Lord
    Into my arms

  16. modelmaker

    modelmaker Star commenter

    You might try to find out how many songs have hello in the lyrics.
    Here's a few to get you started:
    Hello Again. Neil Daimond.
    Hello. Lional Richie.
    Hello, baby hello from Harmony, Elton John.
    Hello Goodbye. Beatles.
    Hello Darlin' Charlie Drake
    Hello Mary Lou. Can't remember at this monent.
    Homeless. Paul Simon. (Somebody sing hello hello hello)
    I suspect there's thousands more


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