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Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:41 pm
by dropoutretire
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

Re: ERE songs

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:31 pm
by rube
'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

Re: ERE songs

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:59 pm
by bryan
In honor of this thread, I present In Glendale. I had no idea Tim makes music. wth?

Re: ERE songs

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:39 am
by Viktor K
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.

Re: ERE songs

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:33 am
by fiby41
@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.

Re: ERE songs

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:26 am
by distracted_at_work
Everything Now

I'm in the black again
Can't make it back again
We can just pretend
We'll make it home again
From everything now

[Verse 1]
Every inch of sky's got a star
Every inch of skin's got a scar
I guess that you've got everything now
Every inch of space in your head
Is filled up with the things that you read
I guess you've got everything now
And every film that you've ever seen
Fills the spaces up in your dreams
That reminds me

(Everything now
Everything now)

[Verse 2]
Every inch of road's got a sign
And every boy uses the same line
I pledge allegiance to everything now
Every song that I've ever heard
Is playing at the same time, it's absurd
And it reminds me, we've got everything now
We turn the speakers up till they break
'Cause every time you smile it's a fake!
Stop pretending, you've got…

[Chorus]
(Everything now!) I need it
(Everything now!) I want it
(Everything now!) I can't live without
(Everything now!) I can't live without
(Everything now!)
(Everything now!)
Everything now

[Verse 3]
Every inch of road's got a town
Daddy, how come you're never around?
I miss you, like everything now
Mama, leave the food on the stove
Leave your car in the middle of the road
This happy family with everything now
We turn the speakers up till they break
'Cause every time you smile it's a fake!
Stop pretending, you've got...

[Chorus]
(Everything now!) I need it
(Everything now!) I want it
(Everything now!) I can't live without
(Everything now!) I can't live without
(Everything now!)
(Everything now!)

'Til every room in my house is filled with shit I couldn't live without

[Chorus]
(Everything now!) I need it
(Everything now!) I can't live without
(Everything now!)
(Everything now!)
Everything now

La La La La La La La
La La La La La La La

Stop pretending, you've got...

[Chorus]
(Everything now!) I need it
(Everything now!) I want it
(Everything now!) I can't live without
(Everything now!) I can't live without
(Everything now!) I can't live
(Everything now!)

And every room in my house is filled with shit I couldn't live without
(Everything now!) I need it
(Everything now!) I can't live without
(Everything now!) I can't live
(Everything now!)
Every inch of space in my heart is filled with something I'll never start

[Outro]
The ashes of everything now
And then you're black again
Can't make it back again
From everything now

Re: ERE songs

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:54 pm
by mausmaus
Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
Did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?

Re: ERE songs

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:18 am
by bryan

Re: ERE songs

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:20 am
by SustainableHappiness
I've seen a couple Frank Turner songs listed. I'll post another.

Photosynthesis - Frank Turner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQMVHhxTtLc

Well I guess I should confess that I am starting to get old
All the latest music fads all passed me by and left me cold
All the kids are talking slang I won't pretend to understand
All my friends are getting married, mortgages and pension plans
And it's obvious my angry adolescent days are done
And I'm happy and I'm settled in the person I've become
But that doesn't mean I'm settled up and sitting out the game
Time may change a lot but some things may stay the same

And I won't sit down
And I won't shut up
And most of all I will not grow up
And I won't sit down
And I won't shut up
And most of all I yeah I won't grow up

Oh maturity's a wrapped up package deal so it seems
And ditching teenage fantasy means ditching all your dreams
All your friends and peers and family solemnly tell you you will
Have to grow up be an adult yeah be bored and unfulfilled
Oh when no ones yet explained to me exactly what's so great
About slaving 50 years away on something that you hate,
about meekly shuffling down the path of mediocrity
Well if that's your road then take it but it's not the road for me

And I won't sit down
And I won't shut up
And most of all I will not grow up
And I won't sit down
And I won't shut up
And most of all I yeah I won't grow up
And I won't sit down
And I won't shut up
And most of all I will not grow up

And if all you ever do with your life
Is photosynthesize
Then you deserve every hour of these sleepless nights
That you waste wondering when you're gonna die

Now I'll play and you sing
The perfect way for the evening to begin
Now I'll play and you sing
The perfect way for the evening to begin

And I won't sit down
And I won't shut up
And most of all yeah I won't grow up

Re: ERE songs

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:33 pm
by jacob
We Are So Happy - Max Repka
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIRnVcUkPCo
(lyrics in the youtube description)

This is more like the anti-ERE song.

Re: ERE songs

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:15 pm
by Noal
Manic Street Preachers - Motorcycle Emptiness:

Life lies a slow suicide
Orthodox dreams and symbolic myths
From feudal serf to spender
This wonderful world of purchase power

Re: ERE songs

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:41 pm
by white belt
I'm surprised no one has posted $ave Dat Money by Lil Dicky. Although many of the things are more cheap than frugal, I still think it's pretty clever. Additionally the video is worth a watch because he records it without spending any money: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvHYWD29ZNY

Verse 1
Rap game got it all wrong
We ain't 'bout to go and spend money just to flex on her
We ain't really got it like ya'll
I'm the type of motherfucker that'll check the check
Do the math, I ain't never gettin' robbed
Those margaritas not goin' on my card
I ain't 'bout to split a damn thing for convenience sake
I'm at the restaurant workin' that waitress
You ain't heard of lil Dave, or L the Jew biz major
Fuck you know 'bout the world he was raised in?
I've been saving money since the motherfucker 13
I wear the same pair of jeans everyday
Free sale with just homie, two stamps away
Book flight December but I leave in May
Drugs are generic but still work the same
I get login's for Netflix from my cousin Greg

Verse 2
I ain't parkin' that unless the meter green homie
Hair cut several months in-between homie
Hit the motherfuckin' lights when I leave homie
Single ply TP ass bleed
Air B&B the mother fucker, least I'm never there
I'm not in Cali, why the fuck my company in Delaware?
Happy hour takin' out the chicken, I don't even care
That applies to both dating and wings
Peep matinees phone bill got the motherfuckin' fam on it
401k rollin' over bands on it
Coppin' sweaters in the summer, went and sail on 'em
The fuck you rappers bragging 'bout? You overpaying for it

Verse 3
I ain't never hit a bar with a cover
Low thread count, hard with the covers
Free trial memberships though
I never join the shits though
Fuck you think this is though?
Frequent flying like a motherfuckin' finch tho
General Tso, half a dozen on the stick
Just so I can whet the appetite of dick
What you talkin' about?
My AC never doing nothing, blow fans
Walgreens card shoppin' all the off brands
Boy go hard when collecting, got Venmo
Save every motherfuckin' roach, tryna smoke
Check the clothes in my drawers, I ain't playin' around
It's LD, lil boy, Mr. Hand-me-down
Dirty drawers gettin' worn, can you blame me now?
You think I got $4.50 up in quarters on me well I fucking don't!

Re: ERE songs

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:12 am
by Jean

Re: ERE songs

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:04 pm
by cmonkey

Re: ERE songs

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:39 am
by jacob

Re: ERE songs

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:32 pm
by BookLoverL
Boy Meets Girl by Ghost Mice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POtq2Lshu3c

The singing's not the greatest, but I love the lyrics.

"She asked me if I had a job
I said, no way I've got no job
Why would anyone want a job?
Life's too short to have a job"

"Today's too wonderful
To worry about anything on our list of things to do"

Re: ERE songs

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:04 pm
by Frita
This always struck me as commentary on the American Dream and futilely looking outside of one’s self. And just an awesome folk punk band to watch live, happy memories of my youth!

Violent Femmes “Waiting for the Bus”

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XXQhYLaQ3jw

We got the mother and her kids
We got the guy and his date
We all get mad
We all get late
Looks like somebody forgot about us
Standing on the corner, waiting for the bus

Say hey Mr. driver man, don't be slow
Cause I got somewhere I gotta go
Say hey Mr. driver man, drive that thing fast
My precious time keeps slipping past

Let's call the mayor, let's complain
Looks like the city's done it to us again
Tied up in traffic, what do you know
The damn city bus, it moves so slow

Say hey Mr. driver man, don't be slow
Cause I got somewhere I gotta go
Say hey Mr. driver man, drive that thing fast
My precious time keeps slipping past

"Young man, your transfer's expired. Will you please pay full fare?"
"I just got this transfer!"
"Hey, can you open up the back door?"
"Either pay your 65 cents or you'll have to leave the bus!"
"You gotta be kidding me! I just got it!"
"Can you please open up the back door?!"

Re: ERE songs

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:58 pm
by stand@desk
Big Wreck - Time
Great lyrics and song. Well worth the listen.

Re: ERE songs

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:15 am
by GeoComplex
Renaissance Man by Midnight Oil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljZW6V7GXiM
Stumbled onto their CD at the thrift store of course, haha, what a find, this song immediately reminded me of ERE.

Here's some pertinent lyrics, reminds me of the "Leaving the Dark Ages" chapter of the ERE book:

A new world order has been formed
Between the cheque book and the dawn
A new renaissance man is born

Well, I heard about the spirit of life is it flickering still
Ooh, I heard that the dark bellied angels come running up the hill
Hold onto dreams, hold onto dreams, tonight

So you found a hard won friend
To hold your hand and hold your head
A new renaissance to defend

Renaissance man, are you ready?
Renaissance man, yeah
Renaissance man, are you ready?
See what a world that you can make

(Renaissance man)
Are you a renaissance man?
(Renaissance man)
Are you a renaissance woman?
If you jump out an angel will give you wings
See what a world that we can make