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#81 Timbale

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Posted 11 July 2021 - 12:50 PM

View PostMara, on 18 February 2020 - 11:03 PM, said:

Prime Mover has always been a favorite:

From a point on the compass
To magnetic north
The point of the needle moving back and forth

From the point of entry-
Until the candle is burned
The point of departure is not to return

I have always loved these ones, too.  I like that the last line of that stanza, and the one that mirrors it - "the point of the journey is not to arrive" both have a double meaning.  The point of departure is the exact place that the journey starts, so it is behind you once you start, and therefore does not return.  But also the point, as in the prescribed meaning, is to keep going...to not return.  I love that.

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Posted 11 July 2021 - 12:52 PM

Leave out the fiction
The fact is this friction
Will only be worn by persistence
Leave out conditions
Courageous convictions
Will drag the dream into existence

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Posted 16 July 2021 - 09:29 PM

Sometimes our big splashes are just ripples in the pool.

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Posted 18 July 2021 - 10:42 AM

View Postcygnify, on 06 July 2021 - 08:53 AM, said:

So many... but one in particular that resonates strongly for me

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If the future's looking dark
We're the ones who have to shine
If there's no one in control
We're the ones who draw the line
Though we live in trying times
We're the ones who have to try
Though we know that time has wings

We're the ones who have to fly
That's too many words to put on that "cat hanging onto a bar" motivational poster though

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Posted 18 July 2021 - 11:54 AM

The entire lyrics to Natural Science but especially the last part...

Wave after wave will flow with the tide
and bury the world as it does
tide after tide will flow and recede
leaving life to go on as it was


*Sigh*


...Sublime

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Posted 18 July 2021 - 03:48 PM

View PostAlien Girl, on 18 July 2021 - 11:54 AM, said:

The entire lyrics to Natural Science but especially the last part...

Wave after wave will flow with the tide
and bury the world as it does
tide after tide will flow and recede
leaving life to go on as it was


*Sigh*


...Sublime
I want to do an extravagant graphic novel to display Natural Science in visual form, but obviously I couldn`t do it justice. Better to leave the images in my head :notworthy:

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Posted 05 August 2021 - 12:31 PM

Hi, just joined and loving reading all your fav lyrics: There are so many, its impossible to choose. So

Alternating currents
In a tidewater surge
Rational resistance
To an unwise urge

Love this and the whole of Prime Mover. Just reminds me of String Theory and ancient civilizations that discovered electricity, going forward from that to "watch the world go round". Just amazing.

From Subdivisions:
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

I love Subdivisions because it says to me we need to flip this reality or constant triangulation we experience on this planet and see the truth of what is going on around us. Very clear meaning  song and video and a discourse that makes you think. Should we ever stop seeking and being curious,,nope.

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Posted 05 August 2021 - 01:17 PM

From Red Barchetta

Wind in my hair
Shifting and drifting
Mechanical music
Adrenaline surge

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 09:50 PM

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 10 January 2020 - 08:44 PM, said:

This is what immediately springs to mind:

What you own is your own kingdom
What you do is your own glory
What you love is your own power
What you live is your own story
In your head is the answer
Let it guide you along
Let your heart be the anchor
And the beat of your own song

The most underrated song in their library IMO.

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 10:08 PM

The most personally meaningful to me are:

A boy walks with his best friend
Through the fields of early May
They walk a while in silence
One close, one far away

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We are secrets to each other
Each one's life a novel
No-one else has read
Even joined in bonds of love
We're linked to one another
By such slender threads

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The hypocrites are slandering
The sacred halls of Truth
Ancient nobles showering
Their bitterness on youth
Can't we find
The minds that made us strong
Can't we learn
To feel what's right and wrong

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Cinderella Man
Hang on to your plans
Try as they might
They cannot steal your dreams

Edited by Weakly Criminal, 15 September 2021 - 10:08 PM.





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