Songs in the Key of Life, Your favorites


#1

Does a song mean something to you? Maybe it’s just a favorite but post it here! Find a link for the video on youtube.com or put the lyrics here. If you feel like sharing why the song is special that would be cool too.

Dreamboat Annie by Heart


#2

Time by Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way.
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.

So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it’s sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way but you’re older,
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.

Every year is getting shorter never seem to find the time.
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over,
Thought I’d something more to say.


#3

this seems like research for a project, is it?


#4

Not at all. I love music and am always interested in what others listen to.


#5

hmm, that’ll take some thinking… hard to pick a favorite, and of course the timing varies…


#6

Low Spark of High Heeled Boys - Traffic

One of my favorite tunes to chill too!

If you see something that looks like a star
And its shooting up out of the ground
And your head is spinning from a loud guitar
And you just cant escape from the sound
Dont worry too much, itll happen to you
We were children once, playing with toys
And the thing that youre hearing is only the sound of
The low spark of high-heeled boys

The percentage youre paying is too high priced
While youre living beyond all your means
And the man in the suit has just bought a new car
From the profit hes made on your dreams
But today you just read that the man was shot dead
By a gun that didnt make any noise
But it wasnt the bullet that laid him to rest was
The low spark of high-heeled boys

If you had just a minute to breathe and they granted you one final wish
Would you ask for something like another chance?
Or something similar as this? dont worry too much
Itll happen to you as sure as your sorrows are joys
And the thing that disturbs you is only the sound of
The low spark of high-heeled boys

If I gave you everything that I owned and asked for nothing in return
Would you do the same for me as I would for you?
Or take me for a ride, and strip me of everything including my pride
But spirit is something that no one destroys
And the sound that Im hearing is only the sound
The low spark of high-heeled boys


#7

This one too. Lowrider - Cypress Hill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z058NRkA6Ss


#8

Probably heard it for the first time when I was about 10 years old. Reminds me of my late best friend who introduced me to it. This one’s for you Mike…

Alice Cooper - Ballad Of Dwight Fry


#9

Nice, wise…

My current song actually fit really well with my 3 1/2 week research trip in Hawaii last year. I spent it with interns working with the wildlife branch of the USGS, and we played soccer every Thursday night, regardless of weather, which was usually rainy. Happiest 25 days of my life, at least from a professional perspective. So it fit:

JACK JOHNSON: MUDFOOTBALL

Saturday morning and it’s time to go
One day these could be the days but who could have known
Loading in the back of a pickup truck
Riding with the boys and pushing the luck
Singing songs loud on the way to the game
Wishing all the things could still be the same
Chinese homeruns over the backstop
Kakua on the ball and soda pop well…

We used to laugh a lot
But only because we thought
That everything good always would remain
Nothing’s gonna change there’s no need to complain

Sunday morning and it’s time to go
Been raining all night so everybody knows
Over to the field for tackle football
Big hits, big hats, yeah give me the ball
Rain is pouring, touchdown scoring
Keep on rolling, never boring
Karma, karma, karma chameleon
We’re talking kinda funny from helium

We used to laugh a lot
But only because we thought
That everything good always would remain
Nothing’s gonna change there’s no need to complain

Monday morning and it’s time to go
Wet trunks and schoolbooks and sand on my toes
Do anything you can to dodge the bus-stop blues
Like driving a padiddle with a burnt-out fuse
My best friend Kimi wants to go with you
So meet her by the sugar mill after school
My best friend Kimi wants to go with you
Meet her by the sugar mill after school

We used to laugh a lot
But only because we thought
That everything good always would remain
We used to laugh a lot
But only because we thought
That everything good always would
Everything good always would remain