ERE songs

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sshawnn
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Post by sshawnn » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:02 pm

Dog and His Master by Marcy Playground
Hey little boy see the Johnny and Janes

Hey little boy see them all go insane

Look and see Spot run

'Cause he pissed in their hallway

Run Spot run

Run away from it all

And I say you can be any way that you wanna be

How I'll be, that's up to me
Hey little girl see them all run around

Hey little girl see them all tumble down

Johnny will boss

Janey will buy

Spot will beg

But everyone dies

As I said you can be any way that you wanna be

How I'll be, that's up to me
One little, two little, three little idiots

Four little, five little, six little idiots

Seven little, eight little, nine little idiots

All in suit and tie

One little, two little, three little idiots

Four little, five little, six little idiots

All dressed up to die, and I say

You can be any way that you wanna be

But how I'll be, that's up to me
The Mexican Fisherman tune

http://earlyretirementextreme.com/the-m ... erman.html
The Life by Kenney Chesney
It was early one mornin’

Playa del Carmen

That’s when I first met Jose

He had a 12 foot Schooner

A 3 foot cooler

Full of the catch of the day

And he was wrinkled from grinnin’

From all of the sun he had been in

He was barefoot, cerveza in hand

He said “Gracias senor”, when I paid him too much for

All of the Snapper he had

Now I told him my friend it ain’t nothin’

In the best broken Spanish I knew

I said I make a good livin’

Back home where I’m from

He smiled and said Amigo me too
(Chorus)

He said I fish and I play my guitar

I laugh at the bar with my friends

I go home to my wife

I pray every night

I can do it all over again
Verse 2

Somewhere over Texas

I thought of my Lexus

And all the stuff I work so hard for

And all the things that I’ve gathered

From climbing that ladder

Didn’t make much sense anymore

They say my nest egg ain’t ready to hatch yet

They keep holding my feet to the fire

They call it paying the price

So that one day in life

I’ll have what I need to retire
(Chorus)

And just fish

And play my guitar

And laugh at the bar with my friends

And go home to my wife

And pray every night

I can do it all over again
And to think that I thought for a while there that I had it made

When the truth is I’m really just dying

To live like Jose
And just fish

Play my guitar

Laugh at the bar with my friends

Go home to my wife

Pray every night

I can do it all over again
Wouldn’t that be the life?

Wouldn’t that be the life?


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Post by chilly » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:35 am

Levon wears his war wound like a crown

He calls his child Jesus

`Cause he likes the name

And he sends him to the finest school in town
Levon, Levon likes his money

He makes a lot they say

Spends his days counting

In a garage by the motorway
He was born a pauper to a pawn on a Christmas day

When the New York Times said God is dead

And the war's begun

Alvin Tostig has a son today
And he shall be Levon

And he shall be a good man

And he shall be Levon

In tradition with the family plan

And he shall be Levon

And he shall be a good man

He shall be Levon
Levon sells cartoon balloons in town

His family business thrives

Jesus blows up balloons all day

Sits on the porch swing watching them fly
And Jesus, he wants to go to Venus

Leaving Levon far behind

Take a balloon and go sailing

While Levon, Levon slowly dies


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Post by JohnnyH » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:06 am



Jackson Browne - The Pretender
I'm going to rent myself a house

In the shade of the freeway

Gonna pack my lunch in the morning

And go to work each day

And when the evening rolls around

I'll go on home and lay my body down

And when the morning light comes streaming in

I'll get up and do it again

Amen.

Say it again

Amen.
I want to know what became of the changes

We waited for love to bring

Were they only the fitful dreams

Of some greater awakening?

I've been aware of the time going by

They say in the end it's the wink of an eye

When the morning light comes streaming in

You'll get up and do it again

Amen.
Caught between the longing for love

And the struggle for the legal tender

Where the sirens sing and the church bells ring

And the junk man pounds his fender.

Where the veterans dream of the fight

Fast asleep at the traffic light

And the children solemnly wait

For the ice cream vendor

Out into the cool of the evening

Strolls the Pretender

He knows that all his hopes and dreams

Begin and end there
Ah the laughter of the lovers

As they run through the night

Leaving nothing for the others

But to choose off and fight

And tear at the world with all their might

While the ships bearing their dreams

Sail out of sight
I'm gonna find myself a girl

Who can show me what laughter means

And we'll fill in the missing colors

In each other's paint-by-number dreams

And then we'll put our dark glasses on

And we'll make love until our strength is gone

And when the morning light comes streaming in

We'll get up and do it again

Get it up again
I'm gonna be a happy idiot

And struggle for the legal tender

Where the ads take aim and lay their claim

To the heart and the soul of the spender

And believe in whatever may lie

In those things that money can buy

where true love could have been a contender

Are you there?

Say a prayer for the Pretender.

Who started out so young and strong

Only to surrender.
Say a prayer for the pretender

Are you there for the pretender?

Say a prayer for the pretender

Are you there for the pretender?

Are you prepared for the pretender?


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Post by Dragline » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:17 am

Peter Gabriel -- Solsbury Hill:
"To keepin' silence I resigned

My friends would think I was a nut

Turning water into wine

Open doors would soon be shut"
and
"Today I don't need a replacement

I'll tell them what the smile on my face meant

My heart going boom boom boom

"Hey" I said "You can keep my things,

they've come to take me home."


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Post by sshawnn » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:48 pm

Johnnyh, I have listened to that song hundreds of times, but never heard it like that! (by reading). Thanks for posting


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Post by Spartan » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:00 pm

Cage The Elephant - Tiny Little Robots
This fits ERE perfectly:
They’ve got you movin’ to the city

Oh my, you think you're lookin’ pretty

But they’ve got their pistols too

Tucked down beneath their shoe

It’s a new sensation

World annihilation

Moving to the music

Patiently it’s waitin’

The city’s screamin’

I can hear them breathin’

Cryin’ out for wisdom

Hungry minds are feedin’
I know that you're tired of this

Cause you're a robot

They designed your life

But true souls said you know what’s right

And you can join us on the other side
Are you scared? Are you scared? Are you scared?
They’ve got you marching to a drum beat

Oh my you got another nose bleed

They’ll keep you so amused

You’ll never taste the truth

It’s a new creation

Total domination

Chains across your shoulders

Social captivation

Kill our leaders

Persecute our teachers

Criticize our culture

Crucify free thinkers
I know that you're tired of this

Cause you're a robot

They designed your life

But true souls said you know what’s right

And you can join us on the other side
Are you scared? Are you scared? Are you scared?
Fill our eyes with money

Vanity that’s cunnin’

Only on the surface

Diamonds look so stunnin’

Mass deception

Altered our perception

Sold it to the children

Made a new connection
I know that you're tired of this

Cause you're a robot

They designed your life

But true souls said you know what’s right

And you can join us on the other side


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Post by jennypenny » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:47 pm

@Spartan--That song was great live. The meaning comes through more clearly without all of the production of a recording.


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Post by Hoplite » Sun May 27, 2012 3:44 am

"Ride My See-Saw" by the Moody Blues. The singer invites the listener to take his seat, his number in the race, for free:
I worked like a slave for years,

Sweat so hard just to end my fears.

Not to end my life a poor man,

But by now, I know I should have run.

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Post by Sclass » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:34 am

From my commute playlist- Boston Peace of Mind
Peace Of Mind lyrics
Now if your feelin' kinda low 'bout the dues

you've been payin'

Future's comin' much too slow

And you wanna run but somehow you keep on stayin'

Can't decide on which way to go
CHORUS

I understand about indecision

But I don't care if I get behind

People living in competition

All I want is to have my peace of mind
Now you're climbing to the top of the company ladder

Hope it doesn't take too long

Can't you see there'll come a day when it won't matter

Come a day when you'll be gone
CHORUS

Take a look ahead

Take a look ahead

Yea,yea,yea, yea
Well everybody's got advice they just

keep on givin'

Dosen't mean to much to me

Lots of people have to make believe

they're livin'

Can't decide who they should be
CHORUS
Take a look ahead

Take a look ahead

Yea,yea,yea, yea
Look ahead!
Tom Scholz was an engineer before he started Boston. This song was supposed to be about his life before rock stardom.


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Post by aussierogue » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:29 am

@ego
wow my new favourite song - thanks for that!


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Post by BW » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:34 am

Here's a few more for the thread -
dEUS - Supermarketsong
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4LeaONrVhQ
Desert Sessions - Rickshaw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEN1HTHLqDA


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Ego
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Post by Ego » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:23 pm

Aussie, I put it on every time I'm getting frustrated when I've got to do something new or uncomfortable. It puts me in the right frame of mind.


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Post by irukandjisting » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:35 am

You'll Never Walk Alone -
When you walk through a storm

Hold your head up high

And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm

Is a golden day

And the sweet silver song of the lark
Walk on through the wind

Walk on through the rain

Tho your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on... walk on...with hope in your heart

And you'll nev-er walk alone

You'll nev-er walk alone
and
another vote for ....Mad World
- play these both on my piano - so guess am kinda biased - but they are super songs - uplifting songs - pragmatic and reality songs - to me, anyway


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Post by JohnnyH » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:33 pm

Tracy Chapman - Crossroads

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All you folks think you own my life

But you never made any sacrifice

Demons they are on my trail

I'm standing at the crossroads of the hell

I look to the left I look to the right

There're hands that grab me on every side
All you folks think I got my price

At which I'll sell all that is mine

You think money rules when all else fails

Go sell your soul and keep your shell

I'm trying to protect what I keep inside

All the reasons why I live my life
Some say the devil be a mystical thing

I say the devil he a walking man

He a fool he a liar conjurer and a thief

He try to tell you what you want

Try to tell you what you need
Standing at the point

The road it cross you down

What is at your back

Which way do you turn

Who will come to find you first

Your devils or your gods
All you folks think you run my life

Say I should be willing to compromise

I say all you demons go back to hell

I'll save my soul save myself


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Post by Ego » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:30 am

Dirty Children, Scientist
Nine to five to six feet deep

I'm half crazed and mostly asleep

Try to make it through another day

Ah, but my life is getting in the way...
It doesn't take a scientist

to know there's more to life than this....


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Post by downtownshuter » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:12 am

Satisfied Mind
There are many covers but my favorites are Johnny Cash and Jeff Buckley.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlShSNc2dMA


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Post by RichinIL » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:08 am

When I think of ERE I think best lyric is from TCB by BTO (post ERE'er view of non-ERE life):
You get up every morning

From your alarm clock's warning

Take the 8:15 into the city

There's a whistle up above

And people pushin', people shovin'

And the girls who try to look pretty
And if your train's on time

You can get to work by nine

And start your slaving job to get your pay

If you ever get annoyed

Look at me I'm self-employed

I love to work at nothing all day

And I'll be
Taking care of business every day

Taking care of business every way

I've been taking care of business, it's all mine

Taking care of business and working overtime


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Post by chenda » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:02 pm

The lyrics in this are awesome, Frank Turner's Photosynthesis:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxH0rYtn-x0


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Post by fips » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:40 pm

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Kind of Man
A song to simplicity and satisfaction from being human instead of being greedy ...
"Oh take your time... don't live too fast,

Troubles will come, and they will pass."
"And be a simple kind of man.

And maybe some day you'll love and understand."
"Forget your lust for the rich man's gold

All that you need is in your soul"


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Post by dalralmi » Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:06 pm

Definitely view songs more on a getting out of the grind.
I'm in a Hurry to Get things done by Alabama

Busy Man by Billy Ray Cyrus

Take this Job and Shove it by Johnny Paycheck
These motivate me more than anything...


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Re: ERE songs

Post by Ego » Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:23 pm

Frank Turner, Photosynthesis

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

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Re: ERE songs

Post by C40 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:02 pm

Kanye West - New Slaves

Song:
http://grooveshark.com/#!/search/song?q ... ank+Ocean)

Lyrics:
http://rapgenius.com/Kanye-west-new-slaves-lyrics


It's about consumerism and racism...

"Used to only be n*****s
now everybody's playing
Spending everything on Alexander Wang
new slaves"

(note- Alexander Wang is a fashion designer. $250 sweatshirts...)


"you see there's leaders, and there's followers
but I'd rather be a dick [lender/investor/owner?] than a swallower [debter/customer?]"


And yes, it is very ironic coming from Kanye West!

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