ERE songs

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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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Re: ERE songs

Post by Magda » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:18 pm

My weapon of choice :
GALA - "Freed from desire"

My lover got no money He's got his strong beliefs
My lover got no power He's got his strong beliefs
My lover got no fame He's got his strong beliefs
My lover got no money He's got his strong beliefs

Want more and more
People just want more and more
Freedom and love
What he's looking for

Freed from desire
Mind and senses purified!
Freed from desire

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Re: ERE songs

Post by Ego » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:43 pm


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Re: ERE songs

Post by Seneca » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:51 pm

Tool- 46 & Two

My shadow's
Shedding skin and
I've been picking
Scabs again.
I'm down
Digging through
My old muscles
Looking for a clue.
I've been crawling on my belly
Clearing out what could've been.
I've been wallowing in my own confused
And insecure delusions
For a piece to cross me over
Or a word to guide me in.
I wanna feel the changes coming down.
I wanna know what I've been hiding in
My shadow.
Change is coming through my shadow.
My shadow's shedding skin
I've been picking
My scabs again.
I've been crawling on my belly
Clearing out what could've been.
I've been wallowing in my own chaotic
And insecure delusions.
I wanna feel the change consume me,
Feel the outside turning in.
I wanna feel the metamorphosis and
Cleansing I've endured within
My shadow
Change is coming.
Now is my time.
Listen to my muscle memory.
Contemplate what I've been clinging to.
Forty-six and two ahead of me.
I choose to live and to
Grow, take and give and to
Move, learn and love and to
Cry, kill and die and to
Be paranoid and to
Lie, hate and fear and to
Do what it takes to move through.
I choose to live and to
Lie, kill and give and to
Die, learn and love and to
Do what it takes to step through.
See my shadow changing,
Stretching up and over me.
Soften this old armor.
Hoping I can clear the way
By stepping through my shadow,
Coming out the other side.
Step into the shadow.
Forty six and two are just ahead of me.

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Re: ERE songs

Post by Hottentot » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:31 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkwSc-SERZI‎

Spiritual Beggars - Freedom Song

A man of simple visions
I don't ask for much
Just need my freedom
And to not live on my knees

I'm a hard lot to beat
I get back, back on my feet
Life's too short, way too short
To lose my integrity

I pity the fool
That lives by their rules
The wheel keeps turning
On and on, into my place

Let it be known
I'm a free man
Singing my
Freedom song

My truth is in my heart
Never lost track of who I am
No corporative
Caught up in the money game

I pity the fool
That lives by their rules
The wheel keeps turning
On and on, into my place

Let it be known
I'm a free man
Singing my
Freedom song

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Re: ERE songs

Post by elegant » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:14 pm

Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
Old Mother Nature's recipes
That brings the bare necessities of life

Wherever I wander, wherever I roam
I couldn't be fonder of my big home
The bees are buzzin' in the tree
To make some honey just for me
When you look under the rocks and plants
And take a glance at the fancy ants
Then maybe try a few

The bare necessities of life will come to you
They'll come to you!

Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
That's why a bear can rest at ease
With just the bare necessities of life

Now when you pick a pawpaw
Or a prickly pear
And you prick a raw paw
Next time beware
Don't pick the prickly pear by the paw
When you pick a pear
Try to use the claw
But you don't need to use the claw
When you pick a pear of the big pawpaw
Have I given you a clue ?

The bare necessities of life will come to you
They'll come to you!

So just try and relax, yeah cool it
Fall apart in my backyard
'Cause let me tell you something little britches
If you act like that bee acts, uh uh
You're working too hard

And don't spend your time lookin' around
For something you want that can't be found
When you find out you can live without it
And go along not thinkin' about it
I'll tell you something true

The bare necessities of life will come to you

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Post by theanimal » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:40 pm

Eddie Vedder- Society (on the Into the Wild soundtrack)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy6iwP9Ux3A

It's a mystery to me
we have a greed
with which we have agreed

You think you have to want
more than you need
until you have it all you won't be free

Society, you're a crazy breed
I hope you're not lonely without me

When you want more than you have
you think you need
and when you think more than you want
your thoughts begin to bleed

I think I need to find a bigger place
'cos when you have more than you think
you need more space

Society, you're a crazy breed
I hope you're not lonely without me
Society, crazy and deep
I hope you're not lonely without me

There's those thinking more or less less is more
but if less is more how you're keeping score?
Means for every point you make
your level drops
kinda like it's starting from the top
you can't do that...

Society, you're a crazy breed
I hope you're not lonely without me
Society, crazy and deep
I hope you're not lonely without me

Society, have mercy on me
I hope you're not angry if I disagree
Society, crazy and deep
I hope you're not lonely without me

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Re: ERE songs

Post by rube » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:42 pm

Great song, great movie

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Re: ERE songs

Post by Ego » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:18 pm

Incubus | Vitamin | from S.C.I.E.N.C.E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwz10bvwwG4

I'm born
I'm alive
I breathe
In a moment or two I realize,
that the sphere upon which I reside,
is asleep on its feet.
should I go back to sleep?

I'm born
I'm alive
I breathe
In a moment or two I realize,
that the sphere upon which I reside,
is asleep on its feet.
should I should I should I go back to sleep?

You stare at me like I'm a vitamin
On the surface you hate,
but you know you need me.
I'll come dressed as any pill you deem fit.
Whatever helps you swallow truth
all the more easily.

We orbit the sun
I grow up
my open eyes see...

A zombified, somnambulist society.
Leaving us as vitamins
for the hibernating human animal.
Do you see what I mean?

You stare at me like I'm a vitamin
On the surface you hate,
but you know you need me.
I'll come dressed as any pill you deem fit.
Whatever helps you swallow truth
all the more easily.
And I wonder, will you digest me?
Into the sleep machine I won't plug in,
in fact I'd rather die before I will comply.
To you, my friend,
I write the reason I still live,
'cause in my mind it's set the vitamin is ripe to give
Coming closer to another 2000 years
you and I will pry
the closed eye of the sleep machine

You stare at me like I'm a vitamin
On the surface you hate,
but you know you want me.
I'll come dressed as any pill you deem fit.
Whatever helps you swallow truth
all the more easily.

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Re: ERE songs

Post by Ian » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:09 am

Based on context this is probably religious, but I think it works very well as a bittersweet comment on the emptiness of a consumerist lifestyle:
Dream in Black and White

Suburban sun
Is slowly dying
Suburban moon
It never lives
The wife just nods when you get home now
You stay together for the kids

Six o'clock
You watch the headlines
By half past ten
Your eyes are glued
You spent the daylight making deadlines
Tonight the TV is making you

You may watch the world in color
In the corner burning bright
You may watch the world in color
But you dream in black and white

The shadows flicker
Across your face now
The image sinks
Inside your brain
With just a few more magic dollars
You could make yourself a name

Sporty cars
Surround your castle
With a roof antenna
Reaching to the sky
A commercial message for the good life
Is just a simulated lie

You may watch the world in color
Your only friend when times are tight
You may watch the world in color
But you dream in black and white

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Re: ERE songs

Post by theanimal » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:59 pm

One of my favorites recently, the music video is great.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDaOgu2CQtI

Do the Evolution-Pearl Jam

I'm ahead, I'm a man
I'm the first mammal to wear pants, yeah
I'm at peace with my lust
I can kill 'cause in God I trust, yeah
It's evolution, baby

I'm a piece, of the man
Buying stocks on the day of the crash
On the loose, I'm a truck
All the rolling hills, I'll flatten 'em out, yeah
It's herd behavior, uh huh
It's evolution, baby

Admire me, admire my home
Admire my son, he's my clone
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
This land is mine, this land is free
I'll do what I want but irresponsibly
It's evolution, baby

I'm a thief, I'm a liar
There's my church, I sing in the choir:
(hallelujah, hallelujah)

Admire me, admire my home
Admire my son, admire my clones
'Cause we know, appetite for a nightly feast
Those ignorant Indians got nothin' on me
Nothin', why?
Because... it's evolution, baby!

I am ahead, I am advanced
I am the first mammal to make plans, yeah
I crawled the earth, but now I'm higher
2010, watch it go to fire
It's evolution, baby
Do the evolution
Come on, come on, come on

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