Lyrics on Lockdown

We are always encountering interesting lyrics that we don’t want to forget.  I think it’s about time to put these LYRICS ON LOCKDOWN.  Here is my growing list…

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“It’s a long, hard road
Through a rough edged land
To the softest part of a man

And it’s lined with stones
Tangled with regrets
That are just too hard to forget.” –Ben Sollee (Letting Go)

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“I was ready to drown in the after-life….
Not anymore.
Now I’ve finally found a good reason to grow old (his girl ♥)
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Oh, how she murders my thought (tears welling up)
Oh, how she plunges a knife into the suicide in my blood… (f*ck)
Oh, how she plunges a knife into the suicide and I AM BORN.  –Owl John (A Good Reason to Grow Old)

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“Some nights I can’t figure out quite where your heart is… (YES)
Oh Los Angeles be kind…
No more trouble or red lights…
I can learn to love you in good time… (he did!)
Oh, Los Angeles be kind..”  –Owl John (Los Angeles, Be Kind0

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“This isnt the you that I came here for,this isnt the you that I waited for…It’s your eyes, touching my eyes” –The Twilight Sad (Last January)

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“There one kind of trouble, it’s the one that on your back…take note, there’s still a hole in your heart.”  –Volcano Choir (Dancepack)

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“Lift your tired heart now darling
Lift it up into the air
And I will float to you in this crowded room
And whisper in your ear
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As long as my heart keeps pumping blood..pumping blood..pumping blood
BLOOD, BLOOD BLOOD, BLOOD.”     –Augustines (The Ballad of a Patient Man)

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“The only way to hold on is keep letting go…Oh, meet me there.” –Nick Mulvey (Meet Me There)

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“Let me be something you use up for one night…Burn the remnants of my youth.” –Jack Garratt (Remants)

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“Time will turn me into something, Then time will turn me into nothing….So I’m leaving.”  –Low Roar (“I’m Leaving”)

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“Brother, do you believe in an afterlife,
Our souls will both collide, some great Elysium,
Way up in they sky,
Free from our shackles, our chains, our mouths, our brains,
We’ll open all the gates,
We will walk careless,
Straight into the light.

Brother don’t grow up.”

Just hope that age, does not erase, all that you’ve seen.
Don’t let bitterness become you…
Guard your hope with your light.”   -Bear’s Den (Elysium)

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“He’s been licking wounds since he was young, But never known where the knife’s coming from.” –The Belle Brigade (Likely to Use Something)

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“So today I wrote a song for you
Cause a day can get so long
And I know it’s hard to make it through
When you say there’s something wrong
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So I’m trying to put it right
Cause I want to love you with my heart
All this trying has made me tired
And I don’t know even where to start
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Maybe that’s a start .”  –Alexi Murdoch (Song for You)

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“Love you more than anyone
Love you more in time to come.”  (so damn adorable)   –Alexi Murdoch (Love you More)

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“Feel I’m on the verge of some greath truth
Where I’m finally in my place
But I’m fumbling still for proof

Cause everywhere I seem to be
I am only passing through
I dream these days about the sea
Always wake up feeling blue
Wishing I could dream of you.”   –Alexi Murdoch (Wait)

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Five years old I climbed up on the wall
My mother warned me but I took no heed
Like all creatures great and small
I took a fall and found out I could bleed…Sometimes I fell like I’m drowning
Actually it’s more like most of the time
But every now and then when I’m sleeping
I still have a dream that I’m flying ….
And I wake up crying.       –Alexi Murdoch (Dream About Flying)

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“When do we really get to go  HOME?..
First you must go walking on your own..”  –Alexi Murdoch (Home)

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“So don’t forget to breathe
Don’t forget to breathe
Your whole life is here
No eleventh hour reprieve
So don’t forget to breathe

Keep your head above water
But don’t forget to breathe.”   –Alexi Murdoch (Breathe)

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“Well I have been searching all of my days
All of my days
Many a road, you know
I’ve been walking on
All of my days
And I’ve been trying to find
What’s been in my mind
As the days keep turning into night

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Well many a night I found myself with no friends standing near
All of my days
I cried aloud    (yup)
I shook my hands
What am I doing here   (plenty of times)
All of these days
For I look around me
And my eyes confound me
And it’s just too bright
As the days keep turning into night.”  –Alexi Murdoch (All of My Days)

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“There’s the pradox…The paradox is that the suffering I’m having, I laid on myself.

I am the Creator, and I am the Creative.

The idea of God is just an exaggerated version of yourself..”   –Rodrigo y Gabriela (Sunday Neurosis)

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“Oh, there’s a feel…Meet me there.

Oh, tie back your hair….Meet me there.

Nick Mulvey (Meet Me There)

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“All of my life
I wasn’t honest enough
and I thought I would never get over you.
I’ll never get over you.

You said that I’d always feel alone
Well it’s the life that I chose
You said I could never be happy with anyone
Well I found looooove.
I found looooooove.”         –Bear’s Den (Sahara II)

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“Didn’t know when I started running,
I’d be running my whole life…”  –Bear’s Den (Sophie)

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“And some will say it’s not even healthy
But body is young and mind is sure
That something is alright with your thinking
Cause they shook the earth in 1904.”                 –Tallest Man on Earth (1904)

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“I drink my water when it rains, and I live by chance when the lightening strikes.” –Tallest Man on Earth (Burden of Tomorrow)

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You got to let go
Let go all of your ghosts
You got to let go
Or more will come around

Alright, now go easy on yourself
Alright, now you are free…

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Stay, help take these shadows off me
Stay here all night

Nothing is easy or comes soft, you know
When something’s gone
thats so phenomenal
If i am wrong then it’s alright.

What am I running from?
What am I running from?
What am I running from?..
Myself and everyone….LET GO!”   –Augustines (Now You Are Free)

 

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“Into the arms of the sea,

Where my tide had carried me,

I walked out of the waves,

To be quiet with storms inside.”   –Augustines (Walkabout)

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“I saw the light from a kettle gun
Sixteen days under a southern sun
And there were times when I thought that
I wouldn’t mind it if I lost my mind out there

You wouldn’t believe me if I told you so
The things I saw, were enough to make the man in me
A man of me, make a man of me.”  –Boy & Bear (Southern Sun)

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“Cos I wanna be an old man too
I wanna be a role model to my kids
I wanna teach them how to love
But you gotta show me how to live.”  –Boy & Bear (Old Town Blues)

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“And I’ve been worried for a while now
Cos’ you don’t look the same
How the devil takes his toll
When you go walking through that flame

And I’m not saying it’s been easy
But you know all too well
That you cannot replace the space
Your spirit had once held.”   –Boy & Bear (Harlequin Dreams)

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“I wasn’t born this way
I been living a lie they say
Somebody brought me to my knees well, I had everything
So tell me would you please, how could I possibly have needed, so much more..” –Boy & Bear (A Moment’s Grace)

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“Cause the love that keeps me sane, is killing me all the same
It’s killing me, it’s killing me oh….
It’s just one of those days, I can’t stop thinking
I’m as heavy as my hangover, and I woke up in a sweat

Cause I’m aware of consequence,
and I’m aware of pain now too.” –Boy & Bear (Three Headed Woman)

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“I guess you’re either headin’ somewhere or endin’ up somewhere
Cause I tried the bible, I tried the bottle,
I tried the needle, I tried to love people
And in the end there ain’t nothin’ to say
And in the end there ain’t nothin’ you can say anyway
And I stand here in my shoes, unable to move
My hat in my hands, at the bottom of the ocean.

And here lies my green eyes
Rolled back in my head but they’re alive
And all the words can all get spoken
Well I know we tried and you’re forgiven. ”  –Augustines (Book of James)

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“Would you try?
Could you buy a new drink for the old drunk
It’s no crime to resign misery with a bottle
You walked into town without making a sound
As you slipped and you slammed your face into the crowd
As you tried to forget all the words that were said
To deny all the things that you keep in your head

When you came you were new but today you’re much older
You were spent so you went to get used in the corner
Where they kicked you around like a rodeo clown
As it echoed through town they were beating you down
And as the the word then spread that you liked how it hurt
All at once you were cause for a pitiful cure..

Now you waste all your days in the dark in the corner
Without light without grace where you wait for the slaughter
Where they spit in your face as the hours grow late
And they laugh as they lie and then seal up your fate
And you cringe as you binge to forget how you hate
All the doom in this pitiful room you create.”  –Augustines (“New Drink for the Old Drunk”

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“The city hadn’t twinkled in ages
It was lost in a fog
And we could disappear just as easy
And we’re already gone
To rise up from some dirty ashes,
To put away all our sobs
And now we’re choking on the tears…

It’s the same people
Just different faces
All lost in a fog
And we could disappear just as easy
And I’m already gone
To rise up from some dirty ashes,
To put away all our sobs
And now we’re choking on the years
But this is not your fault..

It’s the city of brotherly love.”  –Augustines (Philadelphia- City of Brotherly Love)

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“These streets are yours, you can keep them
I don’t want them
They pull me back, and I surrender
To the memories I run from.” –Bastille (These Streets)

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“I hear it call in the centre of it all, you’re the love of my life.” –Wild Cub (Thunder Clatter)

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“This pain
It is a glacier moving through you
And carving out deep valleys
And creating spectacular landscapes
And nourishing the ground
With precious minerals and other stuff
So, don’t you become paralyzed with fear
When things seem particularly rough.” –John Grant (Glacier)

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“I’m so surprised you want to dance with me now
I was just getting used to living life without you around
I’m so surprised you want to dance with me now
You always said I held you way too high off the ground

You didn’t see me I was falling apart
I was a white girl in a crowd of white girls in the park
You didn’t see me I was falling apart
I was a television version of a person with a broken heart
You didn’t see me I was falling apart
I was a white girl in a crowd of white girls in a park
You didn’t see me I was falling apart
I was a television version of a person with a broken heart.”  –The National (Pink Rabbits)

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“I don’t know why we had to lose
The ones who took so little space
They’re still waiting for the years
To cover what we can’t erase

I’m not holding out for you
I’m still watching for the signs
If I tried you’d probably be
Hard to find.”  –The National (Hard to Find)

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“I’m having trouble inside my skin
I try to keep my skeletons in
I’ll be a friend and a fuck-up
And everything

But I’ll never be
Anything you ever want me to be

I keep coming back here where everything slipped
But I will not spill my guts out”  –The National (Slipped)

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“I could walk out, but I won’t,
In my mind I am in your arms.
I wish someone would take my place,
Can’t face heaven all heavenfaced.
No one’s careful all the time,
If you lose me, I’m gonna die.

I could walk out, but I won’t,
In my mind I am in your arms.
I wish someone would take my place,
Can’t face heaven all heavenfaced.

Let’s go wait out in the fields with the ones we love.”  –The National (Heavenfaced)

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“I have only two emotions,
Careful fear and dead devotion.
I can’t get the balance right.
Throw my marbles in the fight.
I see all the ones I wept for
All the things I had it in for
I won’t cry until I hear
Cause I was not supposed to be here.

Everything I love is on the table.
Everything I love is out to sea.
I’m not alone,
I’ll never be.
Into the bone,
I’ll never grieve.”  –The National (Don’t Swallow The Cup)

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“When I think of you in the city,
The sight of you among the sites.
I get this sudden sinking feeling,
Of a man about to fly.
Never kept me up before,
Now I’ve been awake for days.
I can’t fight it anymore,
I’m going through an awkward phase.
I am secretly in love with,
Everyone that I grew up with.
Do my crying underwater,
I can’t get down any farther.
All my drowning friends can see,
Now there is no running from it.
It’s become the crux of me,
I wish that I could rise above it.
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But I stay down,
With my demons.
I stay down,
With my demons”  –The National (Demons)

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“Think about something so much
You should know me better than that
Start to slide out of touch
You should know me better than that
Tell yourself it’s all you know
You should know me better than that
Learn to appreciate the void
You should know me better than that

I should live in salt for leaving you behind”  –The National (I Should Live in Salt)

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“All the very best of us string ourselves up for love.” –The National (Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks)

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“Turn the light out say goodnight
no thinking for a little while
lets not try to figure out everything at once
It’s hard to keep track of you falling through the sky
we’re half-awake in a fake empire
we’re half-awake in a fake empire.” –The National (Fake Empire)

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“Never tell the one you want that you do
Save it for the deathbed
When you know you kept her wanting you

And do everything she’d never do…
Don’t let her see your cardinal eyes.”  –The National (Cardinal Song)

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“I’m trying, but I’ve gone
Through the glass again
Just come and find me
God loves everybody, don’t remind me
I took the medicine when I went missing
Just let me hear your voice, just let me listen.

There’s a science to walking through windows…”  –The National (Graceless)

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“Tonight there isn’t any light under your door
I guess you must be somewhere breathing
Where skin and everything still know what they are for
And blood remembers where to go

I fell in love with you no matter what you say
But you were right about the reasons.”  –The National (Patterns of Fairytales)

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“I don’t need any help to be breakable, believe me.” –The National (Slipped)
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“I am good, I am grounded
Davy says that I look taller
I can’t get my head around it
I keep feeling smaller and smaller
I need my girl
I need my girlRemember when you lost your shit and
Drove the car into the garden
And you got out and said I’m sorry
To the vines and no one saw it (haha love this line)
I need my girl
I need my girl.”  –The National (I Need My Girl)
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“This pricey stuff makes me dizzy
I guess I’ve always been a delicate man
Takes me a day to remember a day
I didn’t mean to let it get so far out of hand
I was a comfortable kid
But I don’t think about it much anymore
Lay me on the table, put flowers in my mouth
And we can say that we invented a summer lovin’ torture party.” –The National (Lemonworld)
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“If I stay here trouble will find me
If I stay here I’ll never leave
If I stay here trouble will find me
I believe.
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Hey Jo sorry I hurt you, but they say love is a virtue don’t they?…” –The National (Sea of Love)
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“Oh, don’t tell anyone I’m here
I got Tylenol and beer (YES)
I was thinking that you’d call somebody
Closer to youOh, but your love is such a swamp
You’re the only thing I want
And I said I wouldn’t cry about it…”  –The National (This is the Last Time)
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“You’re fireproof
Nothing breaks your heart
You’re fireproof
How’d you get so farYou’re the needle in the hay
The water at the door
You’re a million miles away
Doesn’t matter anymore.”  –The National (Fireproof)
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“I’m trying, but I’ve gone
Through the glass again
Just come and find me
God loves everybody, don’t remind me…”
There’s a science to walking through windows” –The National (Graceless)
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“Your eyes are broken bottles
And I’m afraid to ask
And all your wrath and cutting beauty
You’re poison in the pretty glass
You’re a wasp nestYou’re all humming live wires
Under your killing clothes
Get over here, I wanna
Kiss your skinny throat
You’re a wasp nest.” –The National (Wasp Nest)

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“It’s easy to fall in love
It’s easy to be alone
It’s easy to hate yourself
when all your love is inside someone else
It’s easy to take it all
It’s easy to give it to
when there’s more people out there to love
than people who love you.”  –Little Green Cars (The John Wayne)

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“Wherever you look,It’s always the same,So many people,And the same game.

I didn’t imagine,We would end up here,Now that it’s fading,And I feel so clear.”  –Junip (So Clear)

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“It’s tiring stretching out for something that’s always our of reach, but I’LL GET IT.”  –Public Service Broadcasting (Spitfire)

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“We are magnificent machineries of joy
We are magnificent machineries of joy
Machines of joy, and then some
Machines of joy, and then some

You are a vision of extraordinary contortion
An athletic form of warm distortion
And the triumph’s yours, we lose again
The fleshy existence you keep to yourself,
Is secure.”  –British Sea Power (Machineries of Joy)

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“If we’re only ever looking back
We will drive ourselves insane
As the friendship goes resentment grows
We will walk our different ways

But those are the days that bind us together, forever
And those little things define us forever, forever.”  –Bastille (Bad Blood)

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“What’s the point if you hate
Die and kill for love, kill for love
What’s the point with a love
Makes you hate and kill for

You’ve got a heart on fire
Bursting with desire
You’ve got a heart filled with passion
Will you let it burn for hate or compassion.”  -Joze Gonzalez (Killing for Love)

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“When I wake up I’m afraid, somebody else might take my place [x3]
When I wake up I’m afraid, somebody else might end up being me

Keep on dreaming, don’t stop giving, fight those demons
Sell your soul, not your whole self
If they see you when you’re sleeping, make them leave it
And I can’t even see if it’s all there anymore so.”  –The Neighborhood (Afraid)

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“Do we catch up, do we catch up, like we thought we would.
We are joined, sometimes unjoined a new.
I’ve been thinking about you, sometimes talking about you.
We are joined, sometimes unjoined a new.
We are caught at great distances, we are caught up those.
We are joined, sometimes unjoined a new.” –Rozi Plain (Catch up)

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“I didn’t think it could be done
I didn’t think I could be won
Over like this..
That I could learn to have some fun
That I could remember to be young, to be young.” –Sam Airey (The Unlocking)

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“If you open your eyes, then you might get to know
There is sunlight shining through your window
And if the water is higher, than floodgates show
Then end is always coming, why fear it so?…”  –Sam Airey (Floodgates)

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“And they’re calling,
Don’t stop, no, I’ll never give up
And I’ll never look back, just hold your head up
And if it gets rough, it’s time to get rough.”  –Haim (Falling)

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“We’re all walking lightly
We’re all walking lightly
Let these moments last
Could be gone so fast (TRUTH)

Walking lightly…”    –Junip (Walking Lightly)

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“No point in looking back
Over your shoulder
Leave your worries behind
For a while
You’ll forget everything
As you get older

It’s your life, it’s your call
Stand up or enjoy your fall
It’s your life, it’s your call
Stand up or enjoy your fall.”  –Junip (Your Life, Your Call)

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“When all of your flaws and all of my flaws
Are laid out one by one
A wonderful part of the mess that we made
We pick ourselves undone

All of your flaws and all of my flaws
They lie there hand in hand
Ones we’ve inherited, ones that we learned
They pass from man to man

There’s a hole in my soul
I can’t fill it I can’t fill it
There’s a hole in my soul
Can you fill it? Can you fill it?

You have always worn your flaws upon your sleeve
And I have always buried them deep beneath the ground
Dig them up; let’s finish what we’ve started
Dig them up, so nothing’s left unturned.”  Bastille (Flaws)

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“All that you desired, when you were a child
Was to be old, was to be old
Now that you are here, suddenly you fear
You’ve lost control (You’ve lost control)
Do you like the person you’ve become?”  –Bastille (The Weight of Living: Part 2)

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“But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
You’ve been here before?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?”  –Bastille (Pompeii)

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“I’ll see you in another life, you don’t walk this way anymore..” –NO (Another Life)

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“The end is always near, so why fear it so?…” –Sam Airey (Floodgates)

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“Everyone wants everything no matter the cost, we’re longing to live in a dream.

But we can’t let go to all that we think we know, this great escape until we give up the ghost.

But why are we so worried more about the hurry and less about the harm?
Always trying to conquer that which does not offer anything more than a broken heart.
Oh what a cost for love.” –City and Colour (Hurry and the Harm)
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“I want flatlands
I never cared about money and all its friends
I want flatlands
I want flatlands
I don’t want precious stones
I never cared about anything you’ve ever owned
I want flatlands
I want simplicity
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will you go there with me?..
when it’s said in the dark and you know it’s always there
when it’s dead in our heart but your mind is unafraid
when it’s said in the dark and you know it’s never coming back
when it’s there in your heart in your mind you set it free.” –Chelsea Wolfe (Flatlands)
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“Control your fear. It’s clear
That you do not know where you’re going to
….
Turn around, put it down and see
That this is really the place to be.
I’m not you, nor you me
But we’re both moving steady.” –Matt Corby (Resolution)
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“You should be gone beast
Be gone from me
Be gone from my mind at least
Let a little lady be
I don’t want you to want me
Wouldn’t want you to know
I don’t care where you’ve gone beast
I care where you go…” –Laura Marling (Take the Night Off)
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“Should you choose to love anyone,  anytime
Then i save these words for you.
….
You weren’t my curse
you weren’t my curse
thank you naivety for failing me again
he was my next verse.” –Laura Marling (Saved These Words)
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“Once, once is enough to break you
Once, once is enough to make you think twice
About laying your love out on the line.” –Laura Marling (Once)
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“Truth about desire says, I need to breathe another day
Truth I heard about regret
It’s the hardest truth I’ve come to yet.” –Laura Marling (Where Can I Go?)
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“So Whether music or madness
Live by one of the two
By one of the two …

Go on, fill your heart up with gladness
Not a moment too soon
Not a moment too soon
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Cos’ the very thing you’re afraid, afraid of
It keeps you clean but unclear
Clean but unclear…                   (LOVE THIS)
Cause the dirt that you’re made of
That’s nothing to fear…”                  
” –Nick Mulvey (Fever to the Form)
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“So when your hope’s on fire,
don’t hold a glass over the flame
Don’t let your heart grow cold…” –Mumford and Sons (Hopeless Wanderer)
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“Left a clouded mind and a heavy heart,
But I was sure we could see a new start…
“A brush with the devil can clear your mind, and strengthen your spine.” –Mumford & Sons (Hopeless Wanderer)
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“Cause I know my weakness, know my voice
And I’ll believe in grace and choice.” –Mumford & Sons (Babel)
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“Your strength makes me feel less strong…” – Mumford & Sons (Lovers Eyes)
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“I will love with urgency with not with haste.” – Mumford & Sons (Not with Haste)
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“We’re all walking light
These moments that, could be gone so fast
Walking lightly…”  – Junip (Walking Lightly)
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“What would you say
if you had to leave today?
leave everything behind
even though for once, you’re shining..
Put to the test
would you step back from the line of fire?
Hold everything back
all emotions set aside it.!” –Junip (Line of Fire)
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“Wisdom is a gift but we trade it for youth” –Vampire Weekend (Step)
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“How come no-one told me
All throughout history
The loneliest people
Were the ones who always spoke the truth
The ones who made a difference
By withstanding the indifference
I guess it’s up to me now
Should I take that risk or just smile?” –Kings of Convenience (Misread)
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“Underneath the skin there’s a human
Buried deep within there’s a human
And despite everything I’m still human
But I think I’m dying here.”   –Daughter (Human)
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“You will always find another place to go. You will always find another womb to grow. To grow a new home.”  –Daughter (Lifeforms)

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“I want to hold on to all of the people I lost,
I want to keep them with me.
we will never part.

We are, we are,
We are timeless, timeless.
Everything we have, we have,
Everything oh my god.
You are, you are,
The only thing that makes me feel like,
I can live forever, forever.
with you, my love.”   –The Airborne Toxic Event (Timeless)

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“I don’t mind being lonely,
Won’t you leave me alone?…
I won’t ever be holy,
Thank God I’m full of holes.” –Frightened Rabbit (Holy)

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“Saturday’s uniform for the fuck me parade…her blood is thicker than concrete.” –Frightened Rabbit (State Hospital)

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“There is light but there’s a tunnel to crawl through
There is love but its misery loves you.” –Frightened Rabbit (Oil Slick)

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“Be who you be, in all that you are.” –Angus Stone (Be What You Be)

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“When they called your name, you thought I’d be ashamed, but I stood taller.” –Bear’s Den (A Year Ago Today)

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“Sever the ties, Cut me up. Fill up the hole that I tried and I tried and I tried to fill.
Forgive me for I am not acting myself, but these B’s in my breath have to come out…
I’m just trying to drain all this bad blood. All this baaaaad blood.”

 

“Forgive me for I am not acting myself, I’m just trying to rid all this bad blood. All this baaaaad blood.” –Bear’s Den (Bad Blood)

*

“Just don’t cry, hold your head up high, she would want you to, she would want you too.” –Bear’s Den (Pompeii)

*

“Don’t let the sun, steal you away…don’t let you’re mind speak louder than your heart.” –Bear’s Den (Don’t let the sun steal you away)

*

“I  have made mistakes, I continue to make them
the promises I’ve made, I continue to break them
and all the doubts I’ve faced, I continue to face them
but nothing is a waste if you learn from it

and the sun, it does not cause us to grow
it is the rain that will strengthen your soul
and it will make you whole.”  –The Oh Hellos (I have made mistakes)

*

“And I said oh my Lord, why am not strong…like the wheel that keeps travelers traveling on…” –Tallest Man on Earth (The Wheel)

*

“Sometimes the blues are just a passing bird…and why can’t that always be.” –Tallest Man on Earth (The Dreamer)

*

“I will love with urgency but not with haste.” –Mumford and Sons (Not with Haste)

*

“A brush with the devil can clear your mind.” –Mumford and Sons (Whispers in the Dark)

*

“Even breathing feels alright.” – Alexi Murdoch (All My Days)

*

“He’s smart.
He leaves me wanting more,
Knowing that I gave less
And knowing why.
Time,
Time is what I would need.
Full of myself, indeed
Just walk away,
Surprised
He loved you.”  –Sharon Van Etten (Leonard)

*

I’m biting my lip
as confidence is speaking to me.
…..
So what’s with the eyes in the back of the room?
The only ones trying
the only ones I have let in years.
It’s not because I always give up
It might be I always give out.” –Sharon van Etten (Give Out)

*

“Someone’s taken the boy from your face, traded your eyes for those that have seen.” –Ben Sollee (Hurting)

*

“I thought I could change the world if I just held you high enough..

The truth is I couldn’t hold you up at all…And I sure ain’t gonna hold you down.” –Ben Sollee (Prettiest Tree on the Mountain)

*

“I’ve come to know that memories were the best things you ever had…that friends around you are all you’ll always have…So happy-hearted in the warmth…FREE AS A BIRD THAT FLIES…” –Ben Howard (Old Pine)

*

“I’ve been worryin’ that my time is a little unclear
I’ve been worryin’ that I’m losing the ones I hold dear
I’ve been worryin’ that we all, live our lives, in the confines of fear……Oh I will become what I deserve.” –Ben Howard (The Fear)

*

“Keep your head up, keep your heart strong
Keep your mind set, keep your hair long…
Keep your mind set in your ways
Keep your heart strong.”  –Ben Howard (Keep Your Head Up)

*

“See these waters they’ll pull you up,
Oh if you’re bolder than the darkness.
That these songs be an instrument to cut,
My my, let these songs be an instrument to cut,
Oh, spaces between the happiness and the hardness” –Ben Howard (These Waters)

*

“Depth over distance every time, my dear,
And this tree of ours may grow tall in the woods,
But it’s the roots that will bind us here,
To the ground.” –Ben Howard (Depth Over Distance)   (it’s as if Ben takes a piece of his soul and places it in our hands. UNREAL.)

*

“When I told you I was afraid to fall, really I, was afraid to FLY…” –Daniel Champagne (Nightingale)

*

“My roots are grown but I don’t know where they are.” –The Head and the Heart (Cats & Dogs)

*

“Oh God I love my vices but they’ve taken me to places
That I never thought I’d go and I am ready to be home
And I think of every spark every whisper in the dark, now it’s time
Just wanna die with the one I love…
Just wanna die with the one I love beside me.” –The Head and the Heart (Honey Come Home)

*

“So watch your time
Time descends
Let it spill quietly
From your hands
Oh, and the time is at hand
When all things under the sky
Go free of time
Time is passing you by
Got no time
And I am drifting
Yes, I am drifting…” –Alexi Murdoch (Blue Mind)

*

“Well I have brittle bones it seems
I bite my tongue and torch my dreams
Have a little voice to speak with
And a mind of thoughts and secrecy
Things cannot be reversed, we learn from the times we are cursed
Things cannot be reversed, learn from the ones we fear the worst
And learn from the ones we hate the most how to.” –Daughter (Candles)

*

“Cause you named me as your lover, I thought I could do anything….” –Tallest Man on Earth (King of Spain)

“Oh man, it’s ladders to the sky,
Building up a high-rise.
Oh man, we won’t last long,
But we’re giving it our best try.
Don’t you know you’re alive? (ahhh)
You know you’re alive.”  –Blind Pilot (We are the Tide)

*

“But there is nothing here to hold on to, except the possibilities
When I was young, I had a vision…
Said this life was made for the LIVING…if this is life AT ALL.”  –Geographer (Life of a Crime)

*

“Don’t stop imagining…the day that you do is the day that you die.” – Youth Lagoon (Seventeen)

*

“Oh you can judge all the world on the the sparkle that you think it lacks,

Yes you can stare into the abyss, but it’s staring right back.” Dawes (When my time comes)

*

“Hello my old heart, how have you been?

Are you still there inside my chest?

I’ve been so worried, you’ve been so still

Barely beating at all..

But you’ll never find the answers
until you set your old heart free…”  –The Oh Hellos (Hello My Old Heart)

*
“I am on my way…I am on my way…I am on my way back to where I started.” –The Head and the Heart (Down in the Valley)

*

“Sometimes I sit, sometimes I stare….Sometimes they look and sometimes I don’t care

Rarely I weep, sometimes I must…I’m wounded by dust.” Laura Marling (Sophia)

*

“Today is the first day of the rest of your life…” –Jem (Finally Woken)

*

“In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die. Where you invest your love, you invest your life.” –Mumford & Sons (Awake my Soul)

*

“And it’s the simplest things we want
But we can never see enough…”  –Geographer (Verona)

*

“When there’s a burning in your heart
An endless yearning in your heart
Build it bigger than the sun
Let it grow, let it grow
When there’s a burning in your heart
Don’t be alarmed….

And if you feel just like a tourist in the city you were born
Then it’s time to go
And define your destination
There’s so many different places to call home.” –Death Cab for Cutie (You are a Tourist)

*

“Death is at your doorstep…and it will steal your innocence, but it will not steal your substance. We have our choices…these are what make man great, his ladder to the stars” –Mumford & Sons (Timshel)

*

“Wait for something better
No one behind you
Watching your shadows
You gotta be stronger than the story
Don’t let it blind you
Rivers of shadow
This feeling wont go

And the sky is full of dreams
But you don’t know how to fly
I don’t have a simple answer
But I know that I could answer
Something better” –The Killers (This is Your Life)

*

“People say that your dreams are the only things that save ya.” –Arcade Fire (Rebellion)

*

“I cry out love keep your arms around me
I am a bird that’s in need of grounding
I’m built to fly away
I never learned how to stay.”  –Death Cab for Cutie (Monday Morning)

*

“Music is my BOYFRIEND.” – CSS (Music is my hot, hot sex)

*

“So pick your friends, forget the rest
You can’t live life being second best
The critics talk of stubbornness
But you’re just passionate, you’re just passionate” – Two Door Cinema Club (You’re Not Stubborn)

*

“If you want to feel alive, you’ve got to learn to love your ground….LOVE YOUR GROUND!….Don’t test the ones you love, it will only tear us down.” – Mumford & Sons (Sister)

*

“And I’ll find strength in pain
And I will change my ways
I’ll know my name as it’s called again
..
And I’ll find strength in pain
And I will change my ways
I’ll know my name as it’s called again
..
Cause I need freedom now
And I need to know how
To live my life as it’s meant to be.” –Mumford & Sons (The Cave)

*

“As soon as you’re born you start dying
So you might as well have a good time.” –CAKE (Sheep go to Heaven)

*

“Hold me fast, Hold me fast
Cuz I’m a hopeless wanderer…
I will learn, I will learn to love the sky I wander” –Mumford & Sons (Hopeless Wanderer)

*

“Then we look to be loved
In the rush we become
Some things we thought we’d never be
We were surprised by our how hard
Left weary and scared
By the nights, spent feeling incomplete
And all those evenings swearing at the sky
Wishing for one more time

All the promises we broke when we tried
Just wasting all our time

We get old all at once
And it comes like a punch
In the gut, in the back, in the face
When it seems someone’s lied
And our parents have died
Then we hold to each other in their place
And I feel the water rising around us
Maybe thats ok
Yeh I feel the world changing, all at once
I guess it will be ok” – The Airborne Toxic Event (All at Once)

*

“If at some point we all succumb
For goodness sake let us be young
Because time gets harder to outrun
And I’m nobody, I’m not done.”  –The Vaccines (Wetsuit)

*

“Keep the earth below my feet
For all my sweat, my blood runs weak
Let me learn from where I have been
So keep my eyes to serve, my hands to learn
Well keep my eyes to serve, my hands to learn” –Mumford & Sons (Below My Feet)

*

“You know its funny how freedom can make us feel contained” – Foster the People (Waste)

*

“If home is where the heart is baby then my home is inside you.” –tUnE-yArDs (You Yes You)

*

“And when we die, we will die, with our arms unbound…and this is why, whis is why, we fight.” –The Decemberists (This is Why We Fight)

*

“And if it isn’t me, then pack your bags and leave…”  –Phantogram (Mouthful of Diamonds)

*

“I can’t rely on a dime a day love that don’t go anywhere…”  –The Kills (The Last Goodbye)

*

“Forget the horror here
Forget the horror here
Leave it all down here
It’s future rust and it’s future dust
I’m the fury in your head
I’m the fury in your bed
I’m the ghost in the back of your head.” –Foals (Spanish Sahara)

*

“Time ain’t gonna cure you honey
Time don’t give a shit.
Time ain’t gonna cure you honey
Time’s just gonna hit on you.”    –The Kills (Tape Song)

*

“Well we all get up and we all get down, and we all get stuck but we come around

Now to break the news now to break the beat, Now to break the ice now to move your feet

Now I’ve just got one thing to say, If we stand still we’re sure to just fade away.” -The Helio Sequence (Don’t Look Away)

*

“I need you to press me down before my body flies away from me…” –tUnE-yArDs (Powa)

*

“Regrets collect like old friends
Here to relive your darkest moments
I can see no way, I can see no way
And all of the ghouls come out to playAnd every demon wants his pound of flesh
But I like to keep some things to myself
I like to keep my issues strong
It’s always darkest before the dawn

And I’ve been a fool and I’ve been blind
I can never leave the past behind
I can see no way, I can see no way
I’m always dragging that horse around

And our love is pastured such a mournful sound
Tonight I’m gonna bury that horse in the ground
So I like to keep my issues strong
But it’s always darkest before the dawn

Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaaah

And it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh woah.” – Florence and the Machine (Shake it out)

*

“Somedays our future…it seems to hang on so tight
Come quickly now the air hangs heavily today…
Oh la we’ve got a lot to learn from each other,
We’ve got to stick together.
Oh la we’ve got a lot to learn from each other,
We’ve got to stick together.” –Ra Ra Riot (Oh La)

*

“You must know life to see decay
But I won’t rot, I won’t rot
Not this mind and not this heart,
I won’t rot.

….And there will come a time, you’ll see, with no more tears.
And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears.
Get over your hill and see what you find there,
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair.” -Mumford & Sons (After the Storm)

*

“Absence of genre makes the art grow fonder.” –Emily Wells

*

“There’s nothing like living in a bottle
and nothing like ending it all for the world…” –Cat Power (Lived in Bars)

*

“The phones are off, the music’s on. Nothing brings me down…” –Emiliana Torrini (Nothing Brings Me Down)

*

“And I’m sorry to whichever man should meet my sorry state,
Watch my sturdy, lonesome gait and beware,
That I will never love a man ’cause I could never hurt a man in this way.
I will never love a man ’cause I could never hurt a man,
Not in this new romantic way. ” –Laura Marling (New Romantic)

*

“In his bed I am queen, unobtainable me
Sexual being, human with feelings
The two are not me
The two will not be mine.
…..And what can you do with a girl,
If she refuses to be mine?”  –Laura Marling (Your Only Doll)

*

“Opened up his little heart
Unlocked the lock that kept it dark
And read a written warning
Saying Im still mourning
Over ghosts
Over ghosts
Over ghosts
Over ghosts that broke my heart before I met you
….Lover, please do not
Fall to your knees
Its not
Like I believe in
Everlasting love.”  –Laura Marling (Ghosts)

*

“But give me to a rambling man
let it always be known that i was who i am
….its funny how the first chords that you come to
are the minor notes that come to serenade you
it’s hard to accept yourself as someone
you don’t desire
as someone you don’t want to be.” –Laura Marling (Rambling Man)

*

“And you could take my letters…and rearrange the words…you could read them backwards…Until you like what you heard.” –Geographer (“Night Winds”)

*

“Homesick…cause I no longer know where home is…” – Kings of Convenience (Homesick)

*

“I’m working on my faults and cracks
filling in the blanks and gaps
and when i write them out they don’t make sense
i need you to pencil in the rest.”  –Frightened Rabbit (Backwards Walk)

*

“When my blood stops
Someone else’s will not.
When my head rolls off
Someone else’s will turn.
You can mark my words, I’ll make tiny changes to earth.”  –Frightened Rabbit (Backwards Walk)

*

“Now it’s gone. Turn the page…In a year we won’t remember what we meant to say.
So fill mine…Tell me why. We’re looking through kaleidoscopes at each other trying to see inside.”  –Geographer (Kaleidoscope)

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