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Re: ERE songs

Post by Tyler9000 » Fri May 06, 2016 10:02 am

Thanks for the article/warning, Ego. I must admit that the "cloud" is starting to creep me out, and to see Apple overstep like this is definitely a warning sign.

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Re: ERE songs

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Re: ERE songs

Post by CECTPA » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:33 pm

This is the song I'm going to sing when I quit my job! Can't wait!
https://youtu.be/oqtaNPOitlw

This song is in French, but very ERE.
https://youtu.be/AQ9zeDd0mpg

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Re: ERE songs

Post by cmonkey » Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:28 pm

Everytime I hear this song I think of a consumerist spouse and an ERE spouse singing about each other.


My baby's got some trouble
Ya know he's not himself
Oh, he's walking through the rubble
Of what he brought himself
Brought on himself, he says

I can't seem to do what you do (what you do)
You know it's hard for me
And I can't seem to change

So now my baby's tryin' to fix it
He'd do it all himself
But it's harder than he thinks it is
And he may need some help
Might need, might need some help, he says

I can't seem to do what you do (what you do)
You know it's hard for me
And I can't see, it's you what you do (what you do)
Oh and it's not what you say
I can't seem to do what you do (what you do)
You know it's hard for me
And I can't seem to change

My baby's got a lover
Ya know he loves instead
Oh you, you just don't know what you do to me babe

Oh you're losin' me babe
Every time you say

I can't seem to do what you do (what you do)
You know it's hard for me
Well I can't see, it's you what you do (what you do)
Oh and it's not what you say
I can't seem to do what you do (what you do)
You know it's hard for me
And I can't seem to change
Can't change, I can't change
I can't seem to change
I just can't change
And I can't seem to...

Baby baby baby
Time to settle the score
Cause if you're not gonna change
You better walk out the door
Baby baby baby
Time to settle the score
Cause if you're not gonna change
I don't need you no more
[x3]

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Re: ERE songs

Post by fiby41 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:03 am

See there is a difference here
You hustling so that you can be seen
I'm grinding so that I can disappear

~Royce 5 9 in SHADYXV Cypher

One day I'm gonna fly away

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Re: ERE songs

Post by cmonkey » Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:04 pm

I'm surprised this one hasn't made the list yet. ;)
I'm gonna pop some tags
Only got twenty dollars in my pocket
I - I - I'm hunting, looking for a come-up
This is fucking awesome

I wear your granddad's clothes
I look incredible
I'm in this big ass coat
From that thrift shop down the road
I wear your granddad's clothes (damn right)
I look incredible (now come on man)
I'm in this big ass coat (big ass coat)
From that thrift shop down the road (let's go)

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Re: ERE songs

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Re: ERE songs

Post by C40 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:58 am

Here's another one. Dee-1, a rapper with no car note!

Explanation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmekLrezfYY

"I use all that extra money to take loooong vacations
I use all that extra money to stack uuuuup my savings"

Music video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RocmER8_Kgg

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Re: ERE songs

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Re: ERE songs

Post by Smashter » Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:25 pm

Until the Ribbon Breaks ft. Homeboy Sandman - Perspective
https://youtu.be/sLX_Y0bkaDc?t=2m18s

The links starts at Homeboy Sandman's verse, which is fantastic.

"Life's a blessing, everyone is more than blessed enough
Unless you're jealous of someone else's stuff
Which of course makes you a sucker."

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Post by C40 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:08 pm

Peter Doran: Every Little Thing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DBGqf9W-qA

Casey Abrams: Simple Life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x080uvwC66I

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Re: ERE songs

Post by bryan » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:38 pm

Smashter wrote: The links starts at Homeboy Sandman's verse, which is fantastic.
And I am reminded that I am the sort of person that almost never pays attention to lyrics. :/ (like even some of my favourite songs I don't know the lyrics or what it's "about"). For threads like these I feel like there may be a few songs applicable and then I have to google the lyrics to confirm or not.. e.g. The Replacements - Androgynous, "Shake Em Loose Tonight" by Rumspringa, and Benji Hughes - Neighbor Down The Hall don't quite work even though my first instinct ..

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Re: ERE songs

Post by cmonkey » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:08 pm

C40 wrote:Casey Abrams: Simple Life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x080uvwC66I
Go get your butt out off that lazy couch. Put down the laptop and get out of that house.
Yea!........... :oops: *puts away laptop*

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Re: ERE songs

Post by chenda » Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:35 pm

Noah and the Whale - life goes on https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fbGUEelmzxo

Frank Turner - If I stray
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SVx2RuANAyk

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Re: ERE songs

Post by ShriekingFeralHatred » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:37 pm

blah

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Re: ERE songs

Post by Lucky C » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:45 am

The Kinks - Shangri-La
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt0IXkIVvo4

No surprise this single was critically acclaimed but a commercial failure.

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Re: ERE songs

Post by dropoutretire » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:37 am

Subdivisions
Rush
Sprawling on the fringes of the city
In geometric order
An insulated border
In-between the bright lights
And the far, unlit unknown
Growing up, it all seems so one-sided
Opinions all provided
The future pre-decided
Detached and subdivided
In the mass-production zone
Nowhere is the dreamer
Or the misfit so alone
Subdivisions
In the high school halls
In the shopping malls
Conform or be cast out
Subdivisions
In the basement bars
In the backs of cars
Be cool or be cast out
Any escape might help to smooth
The unattractive truth
But the suburbs have no charms to soothe
The restless dreams of youth
Drawn like moths, we drift into the city
The timeless old attraction
Cruising for the action
Lit up like a firefly
Just to feel the living night
Some will sell their dreams for small desires
Or lose the race to rats
Get caught in ticking traps
And start to dream of somewhere
To relax their restless flight
Somewhere out of a memory
Of lighted streets on quiet nights
Subdivisions
In the high school halls
In the shopping malls
Conform or be cast out
Subdivisions
In the basement bars
In the backs of cars
Be cool or be cast out
Any escape might help to smooth
The unattractive truth
But the suburbs have no charms to soothe
The restless dreams of youth

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Post by dropoutretire » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:48 am

SF wrote:This song might be the ERE anthem (or at least sung at meetings):
Rush - Working Man

I get up at seven, yeah,

and I go to work at nine.

I got no time for livin'.

Yes, I'm workin' all the time.
It seems to me

I could live my life

a lot better than I think I am.

...

And if you like hard rock take a listen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h59mDlBSt7o
Personally, I like the Rush from the 80s and 90s better (my formidable years), but the simple lyrics to this song has puzzled, then enlightened me.
I would have to say this is the Rush song for the early retiree ! https://youtu.be/S_RlN00aGKQ

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Re: ERE songs

Post by thrifty++ » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:11 am

King of the Road by Roger Miller. Experienced a contemporary resurgence in Into The Wild.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61puo63JHek

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Re: ERE songs

Post by Ego » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:32 pm

Extraordinary Machine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZbYnm2KHRs

I've been using this in my class for years and realized it belonged here.

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Post by dropoutretire » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:41 pm

irononmaiden wrote:Since I got a late start at 33, mine would be Iron Maiden's "Wasted Years."
So understand,

Don't waste your time always searching for those wasted years,

Face up, make your stand,

And realize you're living in the golden years
(Scream for me, ERE forum!!!)
Yes many wasted years in the public school system and everything after the 4th grade was a complete waste of time for me and only prolonged my retirement. Thats why I started this Blog on Facebook to maybe help your kids that have no direction retire way faster than normal please feel free to like, share, and invite all of your frinds to it. Thanks :) https://www.facebook.com/dropoutandretireearly/ :)

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Re: ERE songs

Post by rube » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:31 pm

'Working class hero' by John Lennon
https://youtu.be/iMewtlmkV6c

As soon as you're born they make you feel small
By giving you no time instead of it all
Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
They hate you if you're clever and they despise a fool
Till you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

When they've tortured and scared you for twenty-odd years
Then they expect you to pick a career
When you can't really function you're so full of fear
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
And you think you're so clever and classless and free
But you're still fucking peasants as far as I can see
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

There's room at the top they're telling you still
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill
If you want to be like the folks on the hill

A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be
If you want to be a hero well just follow me
If you want to be a hero well just follow me

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Re: ERE songs

Post by bryan » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:59 pm

In honor of this thread, I present In Glendale. I had no idea Tim makes music. wth?

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Re: ERE songs

Post by Viktor K » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:39 am

I'd have to think hard before having a song for this thread. Lately, I've been listening to a ton of hip hop talking about adding ice to the wrists and buying a Maserati.

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Re: ERE songs

Post by fiby41 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:33 am

@victor if you turn back a few pages, you'll find lots of hip hop 'frugal lyrics'. 7w5 also has posted her remix of an entire song.

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