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    Power Metal songs always have full on stories in their lyrics..... .... almost always dealing with dragons......

    Hell usually their entire albums are one big story.
    One from Dragonland.


    As the hordes of the night finally were defeated, nature was
    beginning on it's task to restore Dragonland to it's former
    grandeur and beauty. The sun reached the surface for the first
    time in a hundred years, revealing the scars the evil reign
    had bestowed upon the earth. But alas, we could yet again live
    as the free people we once were. Thus, fulfilling all of the
    lost saviour prophecies on but one aspect, I knew my quest
    was far from finished. As I kneeled in the bloodslaked soil of
    the battlefield, the sky itself seemed to open up an reach for
    me, call for me. After a moment of hesitance all was clear..."

    As this eternal struggle has come to end
    The light of life now shines upon us once again
    But can we truly be free of tyranny and grief?
    I see a thousand points of light reaching for me

    Now nature grows and blooms
    and people live again
    Yet this is not the end I feel it

    This power given to me is more than I can bear
    Unbidden flowing through my mind
    Divine it is but it could ruin this world
    I see a thousand points of light reaching for me

    Now nature grows and blooms
    and people live again
    Yet this is not the end I fear it

    I am the one to end this game
    This world will never be the same
    I have the power in my hands
    The Time has come to save all life
    I'll do what it takes no more lies
    I'll choose the destiny of Dragonland

    A thousand points of light
    the madness now have to end
    I've yet to destroy the ones, the Gods,
    responsible for this
    A thousand points of light
    my final quest is at hand
    To let people live their lives in peace
    without Gods and without me

    With great reluctance I reached into the light
    I rise up to the skies enraged and full of might
    They stand before me radiating azure-blue
    I'll fight them till the end, yes, that's what I must do

    And I shall rid this world
    of Gods to rule our lives
    So now the end is here I know it

    With all my force I strike them down
    They scream in anguish as they drown
    In fire they now turn to sand
    They beg for mercy I give none
    My live is over my quest done
    I've saved all living here in Dragonland

    A thousand points of light
    the madness now it has end
    I've yet to become one with
    all one with universe
    A thousand points of light
    Dragonland is at peace
    A thousand points of light
    is reaching for me


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    Ugh... I think it's been a few years since I've last heard a power metal song. I'd like to keep it that way.

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    This jolly song tells a nice story, from a father to his son, about how he met the kids mum, back in the day...
    Its off my all-time favourite album. I wonder how many other people heard this as kids in dads car, driving home from somewhere on a warm evening...



    Along come a young girl
    She's pretty as a prayerbook
    Sweet as an apple on Christmas day
    I said good gracious can this be my luck
    If that's my prayerbook
    Lord let us pray
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    /\ That brings back memories!

    This song is so cool and I love the lyrics...so much imagery comes to mind. I always get Tarantino/Rodriguez type scenes going on my head when it plays ..



    There are no lyrics I could find so I wrote them down so a couple of the words I didn't get.

    One day (i started walkin')
    On the street (you started talkin')
    Downtown (now we're movin')
    In the rain (now we're groovin')
    She smiled (nothin' hurtin')
    So fine (it beats a' workin')
    I knew (honey honey)
    she'd be mine (easy money)

    Full moon (she had a past)
    Red wine (a dark past)
    Hotel (she had a gun)
    Bad girl (a big gun)
    Room service (h*** trigger)
    I'm gettin' nervous (sh** ***it)
    All night (hammer down)
    Silk sheets (lead bullets)

    Instrumental

    Licquor store (she takes the money)
    Easy score (later honey)
    Drops her gun (in my lap)
    Takes off (I take the wrap)
    Hands up (in the night)
    Go to court (I lose the fight)
    I got no (consideration)
    Guilty by (association)

    Love comes (love comes)
    Love goes (love goes)
    She's gone to Mexico

    5 years (she left me hangin')
    Jail cell (doors a' bangin')
    Every night (I dream about her)
    I know (can't live without her)
    Right now (I gotta see her)
    She knows (I really need her)
    On the beach (by the water)
    That girl (the devils daughter)

    I'm bustin' out (I'm bustin' out)
    I gotta go (I gotta go)
    I got a card (I got a card)
    From Mexico (from Mexico)
    I got a card (I got a card)
    from Mexico (from Mexico)
    A POST card (a POST card)
    from Mexico (from Mexico)
    rpt to fade
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    And just to lighten things up a bit, there's always Weird Al and Dr. Demento...

    The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota


    I put in a Slim Whitman tape, my wife put on a brand new hair net
    Kids were in the back seat jumping up and down,
    yelling "Are we there yet?"
    And all of us were joined together in one common thought
    As we rolled down the long and winding interstate in our '53 DeSoto
    We're gonna see the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota
    We're headin' for the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota




    Every time I listen to it I want to go for a road trip. Stop at every giant plaster statue and roadside pie stand I find. Buy homemade beef jerky in towns that consist of one gas station and three trailers.
    /weeps uncontrollably
    It's been a long winter.

    Anyway, there's also the Scotsman Song:


    About that time two young and lovely girls just happened by
    And one says to the other with a twinkle in her eye
    See yon sleeping Scotsman so strong and handsome built
    I wonder if it's true what they don't wear beneath the kilt
    Ring ding diddle diddle I de oh ring di diddly I oh
    I wonder if it's true what they don't wear beneath the kilt


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    Here ya' go, Jeff



    (90% of this stuff: oog.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    Here ya' go, Jeff

    (90% of this stuff: oog.)
    Ha! Yeah...I've seen that one late at night...Only reason I don't have it is because I have each of those original CDs! Ooops, I mean, vinyl.

    (what is oog?...is that like, "groooan"?)
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    The entire damn album of the Decemberist's Hazards of Love. The terribly selfish queen of the forest who raises a baby to be fawn by day, man by night, a girl who captures his heart and becomes pregnant, the rake the queen brings to kidnap her away, and the terribly sad but eloquent end of the troubled couple.

    The riff that comes with the queen's entrances is awesome, and the backing music of the Rake's Song rocks. Finally, the Hazards of Love 4 is a beautiful end to the entire saga.

    I love this album.

    The man:
    "Mother I can hear your foot-fall now
    Soft disturbance in the dead-fall how
    It proceeds you like a black smoke pall
    Still the wanting comes in waves
    And you delivered me from danger then
    Pulled my cradle from the reedy glen
    Swore to save me from the world of men


    The girl, Margaret:
    "Gentle leaves, gentle leaves
    Please array a path for me
    The woods are blowing thick and fast around

    Columbine, Columbine
    Please alert this love of mine
    Let him know his Margaret comes along

    And all this stirring inside my belly
    Won't quell my want for love
    And I may swoon from all this swelling
    But I won't want for love"


    The Queen:
    "How I made you
    I wrought you, I pulled you
    From war I labored you
    From cancer I cradled you
    And now

    This is how I am repaid
    This is how I am repaid

    Remember when I found you
    The miseries that hounded you
    And I gave you motion
    Anointed with lotions
    And now

    This is how I am repaid
    This is how I am repaid"


    The Rake:
    "I had entered into a marriage
    In the summer of my twenty-first year
    And the bells rang for our wedding
    Only now do I remember it clear
    Alright, alright, alright

    No more a rake and no more a bachelor
    I was wedded and it whetted my thirst
    Until her womb start spilling out babies
    Only then did I reckon my curse
    Alright, alright, alright
    Alright, alright, alright"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post

    (90% of this stuff: oog.)
    Here's to hoping you appreciate Tom Waits and Scott Walker. I think both have the chops to make it into many literature curriculums.

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    Tom Waits is 57 varieties of awesome. My comment was directed at what's included in that Time-Life collection. (And to be fair, it's more like 25% guilty pleasure, 25% legitimate pleasure, and 50% OMG KILL IT WITH FIRE!)
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    I'm glad that someone else here appreciates Warren Zevon and doesn't only know him for Werewolves of London.

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    Those Time-Life collections at least contain what it says on the tin. Check this out:



    "That word, I do not think it means what you think it means."

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    These are for Elwell.

    A cry for help, a hint of anesthesia,
    The sound from broken homes,
    We used to always meet here.
    As he lays asleep, she takes him in her arms,
    Some things I have to do, but I don't mean you harm.

    A worried parent's glance, a kiss, a last goodbye,
    Hands him the bag she packed, the tears she tries to hide,
    A cruel wind that blows down to our lunacy
    And leaves him standing cold here in this colony.

    I can't see why all these confrontations,
    I can't see why all these dislocations,
    No family life, this makes me feel uneasy,
    Stood alone here in this colony.
    In this colony, in this colony, in this colony, in this colony.




    Asylums with doors open wide,
    Where people had paid to see inside,
    For entertainment they watch his body twist
    Behind his eyes he says, 'I still exist.'

    This is the way, step inside.
    This is the way, step inside.
    This is the way, step inside.
    This is the way, step inside.

    In arenas he kills for a prize,
    Wins a minute to add to his life.
    But the sickness is drowned by cries for more,
    Pray to God, make it quick, watch him fall.

    This is the way, step inside.
    This is the way, step inside.
    This is the way, step inside.
    This is the way, step inside.

    This is the way.
    This is the way.
    This is the way.
    This is the way.
    This is the way, step inside.
    This is the way, step inside.
    This is the way, step inside.
    This is the way, step inside.

    You'll see the horrors of a faraway place,
    Meet the architects of law face to face.
    See mass murder on a scale you've never seen,
    And all the ones who try hard to succeed.

    This is the way, step inside.
    This is the way, step inside.
    This is the way, step inside.
    This is the way, step inside.

    And I picked on the whims of a thousand or more,
    Still pursuing the path that's been buried for years,
    All the dead wood from jungles and cities on fire,
    Can't replace or relate, can't release or repair,
    Take my hand and I'll show you what was and will be.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    Those Time-Life collections at least contain what it says on the tin. Check this out:



    "That word, I do not think it means what you think it means."

    Lol yeah! Stick some hair gel on, spike your hair and chew gum...there you go! punk!

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    Yep have to agree Tom Waits is pretty damn awesome in my book!

    Tom Waits
    Mule Variations (1999)
    What's He Building?


    What's he building in there?
    What the hell is he building
    In there?
    He has subscriptions to those
    Magazines... He never
    Waves when he goes by
    He's hiding something from
    The rest of us... He's all
    To himself... I think I know
    Why... He took down the
    Tire swing from the Peppertree
    He has no children of his
    Own you see... He has no dog
    And he has no friends and
    His lawn is dying... and
    What about all those packages
    He sends. What's he building in there?
    With that hook light
    On the stairs. What's he building
    In there... I'll tell you one thing
    He's not building a playhouse for
    The children what's he building
    In there?

    Now what's that sound from under the door?
    He's pounding nails into a
    Hardwood floor... and I
    Swear to god I heard someone
    Moaning low... and I keep
    Seeing the blue light of a
    T.V. show...
    He has a router
    And a table saw... and you
    Won't believe what Mr. Sticha saw
    There's poison underneath the sink
    Of course... But there's also
    Enough formaldehyde to choke
    A horse... What's he building
    In there. What the hell is he
    Building in there? I heard he
    Has an ex-wife in some place
    Called Mayors Income, Tennessee
    And he used to have a
    consulting business in Indonesia...
    but what is he building in there?
    What the hell is building in there?

    He has no friends
    But he gets a lot of mail
    I'll bet he spent a little
    Time in jail...
    I heard he was up on the
    Roof last night
    Signaling with a flashlight
    And what's that tune he's
    Always whistling...
    What's he building in there?
    What's he building in there?

    We have a right to know...




    Classic Genesis with Gabriel at the helm:
    Lamb Lies down on Broadway (1974 )
    Fly on a windshield


    There's something solid forming in the air,
    And the wall of death is lowered in Times Square.
    No-one seems to care;
    They carry on as if nothing was there.

    The wind is blowing harder now,
    Blowing dust into my eyes.
    The dust settles on my skin,
    Making a crust I cannot move in
    And I'm hovering like a fly, waiting for the windshield on the freeway.

    Echoes of The Broadway Everglades
    With their mythical Madonna’s still walking in their shades:
    Lenny Bruce declares a truce and plays his other hand
    Marshall McLuhan, casual viewing', head buried in the sand.
    Sirens on the rooftops wailing, but there's no ships sailing.
    Groucho, with his movies trailing, stands alone with his punch line failing.

    Ku Klux Klan serve hot soul food and the band plays "in The Mood"
    The cheerleader waves her cyanide wand,
    There's a smell of peach blossom and bitter almond.
    Caryl Chessman sniffs the air, and leads the parade
    He knows, in a scent, you can bottle what you made!

    There's Howard Hughes in blue suede shoes
    smiling at the Majorette, smoking Winston cigarettes
    And as the song and dance begins, the children play at home
    with needles...Needles and pins


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