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Lyrics That Really Get to You?

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So what are the lyrics that really get to you?
Like you turn into a big pile of tears.
For happy or sad reasons....

Mine is from Searchlights:

"Where didd you hide yourself, for these searchlights are growing dim"

For personal reasons....I take those lyrics in a very different way than I think David intended them.

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Ooh I love lyrics threads! A lot of David's lyrics get to me. Let's start with Balance, which is one of my favorite Axium songs:

"Now I'm waiting on the words
That I've never had the chance to tell
So this is my "I love you"
This is my "fare thee well"

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I just saw Music & Lyrics again Smile And it's quite eye opening towards understanding the process of writing music and lyrics... duh! The process is so different and yet they must work together. Sophie (Drew Barrymore) says at one point "A melody is like seeing someone for the first time. The physical attraction. Sex." and afterwards, "But then, as you get to know the person, that's the lyrics. Their story. Who they are underneath. It's the combination of the two that makes it magical."

Very Happy I found that so inspiring and I can relate to it so much! For me, the melody is what grabs me at first listen, then I look at lyrics and then... everything makes sense... or not. That may be a reason why LOTM gets me every time I hear it. It's such an insightful view of what David went through at AI. That's why "Permanent", "A Daily AntheM" and so many lyrics in DCTR keeps enticing me. As well as "AC" or "Silver" or "Don't Say A Word". Genius!

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In Permanent,

"I know he's living in hell every single day.
And so I ask oh God is there some way for me to take his place."

That line guts me everytime. Crying

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I love this line from Straight Ahead:
"So take a minute just to breathe, and think of everything you wanted, and what you got instead."

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^ Lory, that's one of my favorite lines too! Very Happy

More lyrics that I love:

"She fell out; her broken legs won't let her walk away
From this town that couldn't give a single shit either way"
-Makeover is one of my favorites from AH.

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Well, with David's lyrics, I could probably make a book of which ones get me but the first one that comes to mind is

"Can we go back to the last time my arms could carry you" from Breathe Tonight. Because, as I said in the BT thread, I am totally in love with that song. And that line just gets me.

As much for the line as for the way he sings it, is "Tomorrow's all wrong if you walk away, just stay" from Lie. The way he screams out "STAYYYYY" kills me every single time.

And Avalanche "if we put too much light on this, we'll see through all the cracks".

And from Searchlights, one of my favourite songs of all time, "you make me fall forever with no end in sight".

"This silver leaves me longing for gold, second best has never carried me home".

Jesus, the list is never ending ; what an amazing lyricist he is, seriously.

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In Permanent,

"I know he's living in hell every single day.
And so I ask oh God is there some way for me to take his place."

That line guts me everytime. Crying


I totally agree. This is like my favorite lyric and it gets to me every single time. The whole song does but this lyric in particular.

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Salome - thanks for mentioning Silver! Something about that whole song breaks my heart. The line you mentioned is one of his best, IMO.

"This silver leaves me longing for gold, second best has never carried me home".

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I'm gonna throw in "In her eyes, you will find the very best in me"

For whatever reason, my favourite from Analog.

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You guys already mentioned several lines that get to me. Really, they just get me.

This one got me the very first time I heard it, and still gets me everytime.

From the Truth

If you want to know the truth
You make or break my day

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^ Yeah, The Truth chorus is one that I take for granted sometimes and just sing it without thinking about it. You know how people do that... That line is amazing though, and so perfectly and simply said.

All the lyrics in that song, just, guh. Well I can't describe it. You all know how gorgeous those lyrics are. The "happy and in love" verse and the "you crushed me" verse. Love that song.

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I agree. That song is so beautiful, and then it just breaks my heart.

"You leave my when I'm yours
'cause you don't want me anymore
I hit the ground"

Crying non-stop Poor Davey.

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^ That bitch will hit the ground if I ever find her! Mad

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I'd say Permanent, but I think the very first time I heard it I started tearing up before he even began to sing, so...

The one that hits me the hardest these days is from Lie: "So lie to me and tell me that we're gonna be okay, So lie to me and tell me that we'll make it through the day." To me, those words convey one of the crappiest feelings in the entire world and they just get to me.

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I just love all of Unlucky. Awww Love
"No blood can be seen yet it still can be shed
Know these words that you speak are like nails in my head"

And all of Leave Behind pretty much makes me depressed for some reason. His voice, the words, the music. All of it gets to me:

"You stand beside me, a shadow of myself and I feel hollow"

"But take comfort in the fact
That I won't be hanging on your back as you go forward"

Oh! And Still. What an amazingly beautiful song that is! I'm Not Worthy!
Okay, that's all for now, haha.

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I love all David's song of course, and if i have to start with all the lyrics that get to me would have an endless list...what a talent writer he is!

Yet, well I've exactly listen to a entirely love song of David yet, i mean I wish he would have, but the ultimate love song, that always and forever gets to me it's Peace of mind... I mean it's sooo beautiful...
I think Avalanche belongs here too, also beautiful, also about love. Yet Peace of mind always give me chills, if someone dedicated that to me...i would say yes to whatever they asked. haha

With life on hold
Say goodbye to old habits of circumstance
The way you know me
Seems to show me why I'm glad that we took this chance

I've fallen short of grace
Each time I see your face you make me feel so free
But I can't comprise
And I won't compromise all you've done for me

I know it seems like a dream
Please, God, don't take this away from me
The way you love me all the same
I'm amazed at who you are
This moment in my life
It's like I've never loved before
The way you show me with a kiss
How much you care
You are love
You are life
You are peace of mind

The way you love me all the same
I'm amazed at who you are
This moment in my life
It's like I've never loved before
The way you show me with a kiss
How much you care
You are love
You are life
You are love
You are life
You are love
You are life
To me you're peace of mind

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^ Peace of Mind is so beautiful. SO beautiful. That's true that it's probably the only real love song where he's just in love and singing about it, simple as that. Without any feelings of resentment or fear or sadness from being hurt. It's just pure innocent love. Awww Love

Gah I love it. Makes my heart happy. I went through a week where it was almost all I listened to.

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this is a fun thread! So, of course I have to choose something from Stiches because I basically think it's the most brilliant song ever but it's hard to pick just a few lyrics from it but I'll try:
I keep tripping
On the same damn wire and no one came tumbling after


I love that one because it's so free associative.


The Chorus:
And I found what I always wanted
As she walked away
And I ran aground with this wound untreated
Let it wash away


On the first two lines, I love the twist on the cliche'-Analog Heart is chock full of these type of quirky lyrics and I love them. And the second two lines just give me this intense picture of a someone washing up on a beach, and all you see are his arms, and they are cut and bleeding and covered with sand and salt water-it's just an intense image of pain.

And the refrain:
Stitch me up (stitch me up)
And bleed me out
(It's over)


Again, great imagery-and isn't that just exactly what it feels like when you try to get over a broken heart?

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^ Peace of Mind is so beautiful. SO beautiful. That's true that it's probably the only real love song where he's just in love and singing about it, simple as that. Without any feelings of resentment or fear or sadness from being hurt. It's just pure innocent love. Awww Love

Gah I love it. Makes my heart happy. I went through a week where it was almost all I listened to.


Exactly! No resentment, no fear, no sadness, no heart broken...just love! That's why i love it.

Doesn't mean of course that i don't like AH songs, cause i am completely in love of them, he can make us see/feel soo clearly, by his music, how hurt he was at that time.

He made amazing music of a heart broken experience...aahh that is why i love him, soo damn talented!

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these lyrics get to be because of personal reasons:

"So lie to me and tell me that it's gonna be alright
So lie to me and tell me that we'll make it through the night
I don't mind if you wait before you tear me apart,
Look me in the eye,
Lie, lie, lie."

and these lyrics as well:

"Is the moment where I look you in the eye?
Forgive my promise that you’ll never see me cry"

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This line from Peace of Mind just rips my heart out...

The way you show me with a kiss
how much you care


I hope she realizes just how incredibly lucky she is. Angel Love

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Ok, so pretty much every word, every line from Axium and from Analog Heart, and a good portion of MWK really gets to me. (I totally agree about Anodyne.... wow.)

Just wanted to add this though. This gets a really strong reaction out of me, just a really intense feeling. I love how dark the whole song is.

Truth is a gun
I'm aiming at everyone
I'm driven by fear
It's no longer safe in here
My message is clean
Break off from who you've been
You're shot in the head
Another one dead

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In Permanent,

"I know he's living in hell every single day.
And so I ask oh God is there some way for me to take his place."

That line guts me everytime.


Quote :
Ooh I love lyrics threads! A lot of David's lyrics get to me. Let's start with Balance, which is one of my favorite Axium songs:

"Now I'm waiting on the words
That I've never had the chance to tell
So this is my "I love you"
This is my "fare thee well"
These both get to me bad. Crying non-stopCrying non-stopCrying non-stopCrying non-stop

Other then that, they're happy tears! lol

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In Permanent,

"I know he's living in hell every single day.
And so I ask oh God is there some way for me to take his place."

That line guts me everytime. Crying


It does that to me too!! I love those lines

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David is a brilliant song writer, I love everything he wrote. But I do have Two songs that I particularly love that gets me everytime.

Porcelain - love love love this song. One of my top favorite from AH.

I'll see what you want me to see
Through rose-colored glasses
I can't see the blood in my hand
Now you're over, you're so over
All over my head
I pray to God I find my way
Back to something familiar
Please tear me from this contraband
Now it's over, it's so over
It's under my bed

The painting's worn pale
Your eyes have started fading
Were they ever even really there
Nothing to give with everything you take
The cracks in your smile make it impossible
To decipher something legible
Your porcelain face and a heart of glass

No time for dependency
We're going over at light speed
No scenery to stimulate
Something older, we grow older
But nothing ever seems to change
I pray to God you lose your way
You're something peculiar
On one leg only I'll still take a stand
I fall over, a tall order
These times I need to rearrange


And Just in case - I love the whole song, especially these lyrics

So hold me to the light
And watch me fade to white
And burn away.
Their souls are on your hands
Too late to make amends
You've chosen your way.
I've heard it all before,
And I won't preach it anymore
That life's not made to waste.
So do what you can to be,
Be who you want to be,
Just in case

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^ I have chills. Yeah, that's all. He's brilliant.
I love those lyrics from Just in Case.

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Yup. Just In Case is amazing. It's the one I'm currently obsessed with. *sigh* I thought I was repeating myself, but then I realized I posted that in the Axium thread. Ha. Anyway, lyrically this whole song gets to me.

"To want someone to comprehend
Is to want it all in gold"

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I've been so emo, listening to Leave Behind a lot lately. Certain circumstances in my life lately make this song very poignant right now. Crying non-stop

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in permanent
"will you think that your all alone when no one's there to hold your and all you know seems so far away and everything is temporary, rest your head im permanent"

that lline can make me cry Very Sad

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