May 20th, 2011

Writer's Block: Dynamite with a laser beam

What's your favorite line from a song, and why?

The Lyric of a song that i really like is Funky Monkey Babys- Ato Hitotsu.
「そ簡単じゃないからこそ夢わこんなに輝くんだっと」
-"it is not easy right? that's why dream shines so much" you said-

because it really is, dreams shines
busting_moves

Writer's Block: Dynamite with a laser beam

What's your favorite line from a song, and why?


From the Weakerthans Left and Leaving

Memory will rust and erode into lists of all that you gave me:
a blanket, some matches, this pain in my chest,
the best parts of Lonely, duct-tape and soldered wires,
new words for old desires,
and every birthday card I threw away.

Why? Read it! It's fucking brilliant, that's why.

Вопрос дня: Мотив

What's your favorite line from a song, and why?

Тааа-тан-дан-тататата-тан-дан-тата-тандан-татататаааа!!!
Это мелодия из Бенни Хила, где в конце каждой серии все бегали друг за другом =) 
◄SB: Nagamasa-dono►

Writer's Block: Dynamite with a laser beam

What's your favorite line from a song, and why?

「恋人たちがみんな探している愛の本当の答えを二人で見つけような」

Translation:
「Lovers are all searching, so let's find the answer to true love together」

I got this line from UVERworld's Mikage ishi. The song was playing when i viewed my home page and so the timng was so perfect that I decided to post the last line as the answer to the question of the day.

So why did I choose this line among others? It's actually simple; it reminds me that one cannot find true love alone. True love is something mutual.

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What's your favorite line from a song, and why?

"Let the world outside pay it's dues" from "Quiet Eyes" by the Golden Earring.If you listen to the whole song you know the line is just a nice way of saying F*CK them! as a line it's not really that special but they way Barry Hay sings it is brilliant.
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  • cathnn

Writer's Block: Dynamite with a laser beam

What's your favorite line from a song, and why?

I have a lot of favorite songs and lines from songs, but for now, what I think of is:


"Pwede bang itigil muna ang pag-ikot ng mundo?"
(Can we just make the world stop turning for a while?)

It's a line from my all-time(since 2005?06?07?) favorite song "Spoliarium" by my favorite, now defunct band Eraseheads. It was originally released in 1997 from the the band's 5th album Sticker Happy and was remade by Imago in 2005(?)


The line is perfect, vague, but clear, sad and happy.


Can we just make the world stop turning for while? I ask when everything is in topsy turvy. Or when I'm confused. It's a sad line. Like when you're fed up or just want to clear things out.

Can we just make the world stop turning for while? When I'm too happy. Seeing people I miss. Being with the most humorous situations and when I am listening to my favorite songs, seeing a rainbow, etc.


But my reason is quite detached from the whole message and meaning of the song.

Pwede bang itigil muna ang pag-ikot ng mundo?
Pwede bang itigil muna ang pag-ikot ng mundo?
Pwede bang itigil muna ang pag-ikot ng mundo?
Pwede bang itigil muna ang pag-ikot ng mundo?
pag-ikot ng mundo?
pag-ikot ng mundo?
pag-ikot ng mundo?
pag-ikot ng mundo?...repeat till fade...


Вопрос дня: Мерлин наших дней

If you were granted unlimited magic powers for just five minutes, what would you do?

вежливо отказалась бы от этого шанса... потому что иначе моя жизнь уже никогда не стала бы прежней по прошествии этих пяти минут

Writer's Block: Dynamite with a laser beam

What's your favorite line from a song, and why?


Placebo's Slave to the Wage

Lyrics: "All it takes is one decision
A lot of guts, a little vision to wave
Your worries, and cares goodbye"

A lot of guts, a little vision - really is all it takes. Life is choice. Choices aren't always easy or pleasant to make but once they're made and you take that leap the hard part is done, well at least half done there's always the aftermath.
schnecke

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There are probably better answers, but without thinking too much about it, what (a bit surprisingly, after all these years) comes to mind is 'The smell of sunshine / I remember sometimes' from NIN's I'm Looking Forward to Joining You, Finally.

The why has a lot to do with the depressive phase I was going through at the time, and how, even when you're helplessly stuck and can't see a way out, you sometimes remember that there was a time when it wasn't like that, when life used to be different, beautiful, alive. I don't know if that's what the line is actually about, but that always was it for me.

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Вопрос дня: Мотив

What's your favorite line from a song, and why?

все дали дали вековые.. на них что ищешь - то найдешь.. как ты поешь, моя Россия... как ты в два голоса поешь!
Как ты поешь, когда в кручине.. Когда нахлынет вдруг печаль.. Заводишь песню о лучине и про Варяг и про Трансвааль...
Как ты поешь, когда в веселье, когда ты на ногу легка.. как ты звонка на новоселье и как на свадьбах ты громка..
И если песня замирает идет другая следом вслед.. и нету им конца и края да и конца раздолью нет...

Бедная моя страна... как же ей не везет с Правителями..... Как богатой невесте с мужьями -каждый норовит ограбить... и никто не желает любить...
fruit snacks

Writer's Block: Dynamite with a laser beam

What's your favorite line from a song, and why?


"It's the end of the world as we know it.
 It's the end of the world as we know it.
 It's the end of the world as we know it
 And I feel fine."
                                                       

                                                       --R.E.M.


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Writer's Block: Dynamite with a laser beam

What's your favorite line from a song, and why?

Don't remember the song, nor the exact words of the line, but it said, that no matter how helpless and lonely you feel, that there is already someone somewhere on his way to help and guide you through it.

Which just was proven right, as I wrote in my latest entry.
tom <3

Writer's Block: Dynamite with a laser beam.

What's your favorite line from a song, and why?


I have quite a few, so I'mma do a 'top five'.

1. "Give me a reason to care, I'll sing along forever." - Sing Along Forever by The Bouncing Souls.

2. "And she knows she's more than just a little misunderstood, she has trouble acting normal when she's nervous." - Round Here by Counting Crows.

3. "Sing me a rainbow, steal me a dream." - Diamonds and Gold by Tom Waits.

4. "I'm as free as a bird now." - Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

5. "Bandwagon's full, please catch another." - This Ain't A Scene by Fall Out Boy.
Эрнесто Че

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What's your favorite line from a song, and why?

Призрачно все в этом мире бушующем.
Есть только миг - за него и держись.
Есть только миг между прошлым и будущим.
Именно он называется жизнь.

Вечный покой сердце вряд ли обрадует.
Вечный покой для седых пирамид
А для звезды, что сорвалась и падает
Есть только миг - ослепительный миг.

Пусть этот мир вдаль летит сквозь столетия.
Но не всегда по дороге мне с ним.
Чем дорожу, чем рискую на свете я -
Мигом одним - только мигом одним.

Счастье дано повстречать да беду еще
Есть только миг - за него и держись.
Есть только миг между прошлым и будущим.
Именно он называется жизнь.

Вопрос дня: Добро пожаловать в реальный мир

If you woke up surrounded by doctors who told you that you'd been in a medical experiment since birth and that your entire life had been a dream, how do you think you'd react?

ochen ochen ochen silno by obradovalassssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My people need me

Writer's Block: Dynamite with a laser beam

What's your favorite line from a song, and why?

I actually have quite a few favorite lines.

"The world ain't fair, eat you if you let it." - Twisted Transistor by Korn. Self explanatory, very true lyric specially for my life right now.

"Know that it's true, that I was made for you." - The Story by Brandy something or another ( I listen to the cranius version). Just because I'm a sap and love my man...

"And you can have this heart to break. " - And So it Goes by Billy Joel. I named a story after the song in high school. I love the whole song. Again with the sappiness.

"Take my hand, we'll make it, I swear." - Livin' on a Prayer by Bon Jovi. Things have been hard for my fiance and I... I really like this part cuz that's just what we keep doing.

"Vindicated, I am selfish, I am wrong, I am right. I swear I'm right, swear I knew it all along. And I am flawed but I am cleaning up so well. I am seeing in me now the things you swore, you saw yourself." - Vindicated by Dashboard Confessional. A lyric I use for myself... I feel it represents me sometimes.

"I only wish you weren't my friend, then I could hurt you in the end." - Snuff by Slipknot. Rough times in a relationship made me love this lyric and song.

"Remember when I moved in you, the holy dark was moving too. And every breath we drew was hallelujah." - Hallelujah by Rufus Wainwright. Remembering my first time. Was special...

"I'm not gonna lie, I'll not be a gentleman." - Possum Kingdom by The Toadies. Just a really effing sexy line :D

"I've lived the best I can." - Alone I break by Korn. My favorite song... self explanatory really.

I could keep going on and on. I REALLY love listening to music to help with my moods and when I draw. X3 I may add to this later but this is good for now.




Writer's Block: Dynamite with a laser beam

What's your favorite line from a song, and why?

"As wicked as you are, you're beautiful to me" from the song The Bleeding by Five Finger Death Punch. Mainly because it seems to fit my life so perfectly at this point. To make an insanely long explanation short, that one line seems to fit because the girl I'm sort of definitely in love with is resisting romance on the grounds that her life is a fucking train wreck, and it's made her a bit...bitter and mean and she doesn't feel like she deserves love at this point. But I still love her, in fact, I love her BECAUSE she is the way she is, and she's...well, beautiful to me.

Writer's Block: Collect 'em all

Do you collect anything? If so, what do you collect, and what made you start your collection?

Roleplaying rulebooks.

For me, I started collecting them since I first received a copy of Werewolf: The Wild West. Since then, my collection mostly includes the monster-based games under White Wolf Publishing, Werewolf chief among that.

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It would possible be the line "Guess I'd rather hurt than feel nothing at all" from the song Need You Now by Lady Antebellum. It's such a soulful line because if you lose someone that you deeply care about and you feel nothing then it means that you were doomed to fail anyway so there really is no point crying over spilled milk, but if you hurt soo much to the point where you can no longer cry then it means that it can always work out again and the connection between the two of you must really be strong. It's kinda like when you get angy at a loved one and they get angry back, you should feel thankful because anger is a very passionate emotion and it means that you/they care very deeply.

Writer's Block: Dynamite with a laser beam

What's your favorite line from a song, and why?
" Although I've travelled far, please hold a place for me in your heart"- The Promise by Tracy Chapman. It's my favorite because no matter how far apart you and the one you love my be, as long as you have hope and believe, they will return to you someday.

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Oh, man, this is one of those questions I get asked when I'm having conversations with imaginery people, and the answers are so clear, and I do my best to keep them prepared for when someone really asks me. And then I always forget. But perhaps this will do:
"I thought our little wild time had just begun."
(Steely Dan - Rikki Don't Lose That Number).

But now that I think about it, this is stunningly beautiful:
"And I will never grow so old again. And I will walk and talk in gardens all wet with rain"
(Van Morrison - Sweet Thing)

Then, one might be inclined to choose something that most people completely miss the true meaning of, the shocking truth cleverly hidden inside innocuous words:
"Far away across the field, the tolling of the iron bell calls the faithful to their knees and hears the softly-spoken magic spell."
(Pink Floyd - Breath In The Air, reprise)

One of the most amusing lyrics... ever. Probably.
"And so I quit the police department, and got myself a steady job."
(The Beatles - She Came In Through The Bathroom Window)

Oh, so many to choose from...
"Big, fat tyres and everything!" (Deep Purple)
"Talk about mud-flaps, my girl's got 'em!" (Spinal Tap)
"On Venturas, there she goes. She's just bought some 'bitchin' clothes." (Frank Zappa)
"Saw Johhny Scarecrow make his rounds, with his jet-black mac. Which he won't give back, stole it from a snowman!" (Jethro Tull)

Ah! Now we're talkin'! Jethro Tull, probably some of the most inspired lyrics ever written.
Well, it could only be this, and this is my final answer:

"Wonderin' aloud, will the years treat us well?
"As she floats in the kitchen, I'm tasting the smell of toast, as the butter runs.
"Then she comes, spilling crumbs on the bed. And I shake my head.
"And it's only the giving that makes you what you are."
(Jethro Tull - Wonderin' Aloud)
mal + jayne celebration

Writer's Block: Dynamite with a laser beam

What's your favorite line from a song, and why?

II can narrow it down to 4 sets of lines over 2 songs - one by Nick Cave, and one by The Gadflys. I just love lyrics, so that's the best I can do.


From Nick Cave's Are You The One (That I've Been Waiting For?)


"Oh we will know, won't we?
The stars will explode in the sky.
But they don't do they?
Stars have their moment, and then they die..."

and

"All down my veins,
my heartstrings call.
Are you the one that I've been waiting for?"

The whole song, but especially those lines, just speaks volumes. And in so few, beautiful words. How do you know you've met the one? Should it be all fireworks? What if it isn't? Is that love inferior? Do love and beauty have to be exciting and world-shattering? After all when a star dies there's no fan-fare. They just fade as if they were never there. This doesn't mean that they weren't beautiful while they lasted. Is love true love if it doesn't last forever? Does anything truly last forever?

And anyone who can write the line: "All down my veins, my heartstrings call..." Gah! It just gives me squiggly feelings, and I am at a loss to truly communicate what these lyrics mean to me. Just the way Nick sings the song too - with that quiet, controlled power. Not a dominating power, just an I'm here, and I feel strongly about this and I'm so charismatic and compelling that I can get my point across with a whisper kind of power. Gah! Link to youtube video in the song title and here again, because I absolutely love the film clip too. Don't mind saying I have a crush on this man for his lyrical genius, his absolutely awesome voice, and his incredible handsomeness!

The second song which the other two lines come from, and this is all in no particular order btw, is a Gadflys song called Dimitris Waltz. Which, I mean, the whole song is just the most awesome piece of poetry ever written, I seriously wish I could quote every line, but two specific parts always grab me:

"Pain held my hand as I sat all alone.
The sound in my heart like an old gramophone.
Scratchy and dated with the beat of a loss.
The cost, oh the cost, Jesus Christ oh the cost."

or how about

"I drank my pride and I threw you a glance.
It smashed on your suit with my hopes of a dance.
Like a boat moving slow, through a thick bed of ice.
It was cold. It was hard.
But the view was so nice."

I admit to not knowing what the bits about the door in the choruses are about, but the verses spell out a tale of trying to approach someone at a dinner party or similar and being rejected and/or mocked perhaps and therefore humiliated? The whole song is sung with such heart-wrenching sadness, and I really connect to lyrics when there is discernible emotion in the voice/tone of the singer, even if that contributes to off-key singing. Which is why I loathe autotune. But no-one actually autotunes a song which includes this kinds of deep lyrics so that's something at least. I just love all the Gadfly's lyrics though, they are poets with instruments. Which is the best kind of poetry, in my opinion. 99% of The Gadflys on youtube were uploaded by a lovely person who saw them live at a festival in Holland, so the audio is not top quality, but here is a video of Dimitri's Waltz if you're interested in it, because they are awesome musicians too.
pretty skull

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What's your favorite line from a song, and why?



"pray for safety within numbers" - tesseract
"so numb that we forgot how to feel" - rise against
"push me and i'll push back.. i'm not asking now, i demand" - rise against
"i am drunk with lust tonight. your wounds are opening wide. and they might be just my size" - alexisonfire
"you wanna know who i really am? yeah, so do i" - saves the day
"underneath her skin and jewelery, she's scared as hell" - tool
“what if I had given everything,
instead of going through the motions?” - matthew west
witchery, me & mine
  • elipsa

Writer's Block: Avast, me hearties!

If you were a pirate, where would your hideout be and what would it look like?

Eeeheeheeeee, an hour after I got out of Pirates of the Caribbean 4...

A castle. Overlooking the sea. Surrounded (on three sides) by a pine forest. Light stone, huge windows, soft-colored gauzy curtains. Smell of the sea, smell of the pines... best of both worlds, aye? The 'dungeon' would lead out to a cove, the highest tower would be tipped with a light to warn ships in the fog.

...Well, it certainly wouldn't be very subtle, but considering how I generally disapprove of taking things belonging to others, I wouldn't have much of a need for a place to hide from my wrongdoings, would I?

Sigh. Oh, well. It's a fantasy place, so I'm going to go fantasize about it for a while.
cat says

Writer's Block: Avast, me hearties!

If you were a pirate, where would your hideout be and what would it look like?


A giant skull on an island covered in marijuana plants and sugar cane. I'd need a power plant or a bunch of solar panels. But more a realistic hideout would be a concrete building shrouded in foliage on the outskirts of town, a boat slip would be good too.
max happy

Writer's Block: Avast, me hearties!

If you were a pirate, where would your hideout be and what would it look like?


Pirates didn't have hideouts. What, you think they plundered ships, put all the treasure in a big box and buried is somewhere? Get real. Pirates had to go into port at some point, in order to sell their ill gotten gains and have a good time.

There were plenty of ports who would be more than happy to take in pirates, because when they came into port, they spent money like crazy. They could care less where it came from. And there were plenty of merchants who would be more than happy to buy the loot from the pirates at rock bottom prices.

Besides, pirates had these big honking ships! How are you going to hide that? On a desert island, with nothing to do? Get real.

Writer's Block: Dynamite with a laser beam

What's your favorite line from a song, and why?


"I got your body right now on my mind,
But I drunk myself blind to the sound of old T-Rex"

'You Better Bet' by The Who

Just seems to sum up to me the stupid descisions people make out of a want or a need for something, or someone, and how they often end up doing more damage than good.

Writer's Block: Avast, me hearties!

If you were a pirate, where would your hideout be and what would it look like?

Hmmmmm. I imagine I would have use the areas Jean Lafitte used, back in the Louisiana Bayous.   Maybe some old plantation house close to the water, with lots of rooms for me mates.  I'd invite Jack Sparrow for a huge Fete do do.
surfing

Writer's Block: Avast, me hearties!

If you were a pirate, where would your hideout be and what would it look like?

I don't know. It probably would depend in part on why I was a pirate. I like the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, but I wouldn't like stealing from merchants... Hmm... Maybe I would live in a cube whose interior was vastly larger than its exterior, and it would float about 50 feet over land and sea. It would also serve as my vehicle. I could board vessels and pirate people's misery, sorrow, strong likelihood of developing major illnesses, and current terminal illnesses, and use them to... to what, power my vehicle? Just take them away from people. I wouldn't want to store them anywhere, though. What a Pandora's Box of horror that would be.

Writer's Block: Avast, me hearties!

If you were a pirate, where would your hideout be and what would it look like?

Gasparee aka Gaspar Grande located off the island of Trinidad in the Bocas del Dragon (dragon's mouth) was just one of the islets graced by bucanneers and revolutionaries alike.(hence one of its most popular landings is called "pirates' cove"
legend has it that one of its caves still holds a treasure chest only accessible at certain times of the year.


these islands are rich in history and the sister island  of trinidad, tobago , was used as the setting for the book robinson crusoe. 
it would be fun to camp out on one of the islands (maybe not Monos with its red howler monkeys or Centipede island) but when ever i feel like running away from civilization i think of there.

Writer's Block: Dynamite with a laser beam

What's your favorite line from a song, and why?

I haven't been myself today just a figure in a big monopoly game, struggle is the price you pay, you get just enough just to give it away.  


Because sometimes you feel so small and not in control of your life and you struggle and struggle to get to where you want.  You feel trap and this song reminds me I'm stronger than I think I am and it's okay breakdown every once and while but I've gotta do it my way if I want to be happy.  No matter how down you are keep fighting.

Writer's Block: Avast, me hearties!

If you were a pirate, where would your hideout be and what would it look like?

 Be careful what you say about pirates these days. Navy Seals might appear and shoot you. Just a few years ago it was all right to talk about the exotic adventures of these guys. Now to me it conjures up bad thoughts about the helpless victims of these monsters. We were all interested in the fictional experiences of pirates . Today like everything else, its spoiled. Its a good question though....
Capt Jack Sparrow

Writer's Block: Avast, me hearties!

If you were a pirate, where would your hideout be and what would it look like?

I would be an extremely well-dressed, affluent, yet greatly feared Pirate Queen... and my ship would be called the 'Sea Wytch'.  My hideout would be a small, stone castle on an island (which if I told you where it was, it wouldn't be much of a hideout anymore - now would it?)  But never the less, it would be resplendent with fine art, lavish furnishings, servants, and gardens befitting a Queen...
phonehead

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If you were a pirate, where would your hideout be and what would it look like?

Well I have to say, it would be an invisible island in the Bermuda Triangle, with invisible one footed dwarf minions called Dufflesmarts. Like dufflepuds, only smart, you see. Can't have them planting baked potatos.
Oh and of course it would have a mysterious fog. With no monsters or sirens in it.
utena hair

Writer's Block: Avast, me hearties!

If you were a pirate, where would your hideout be and what would it look like?

It's probably telling that my first thought was Tortuga Island, and then Somalia.

This is a strange question - first of all, to ask the location of a hideout. Second of all, anything I could imagine now wouldn't likely be suitable for a life of crime and plundering simply because I'm not involved in a life of crime and plundering. I would likely be too naive at present to choose a location that wouldn't cross the minds of other people or whatever local police force exists in that area. The mindset is too far apart from anything I can presently fathom and therefore I do not believe that I can accurately offer an appropriate response to this question.

However, taking into consideration my present knowledge, I would likely choose a small desert island. I would look for something with little to no redeeming value upon first glance. I would prefer a rocky island to a flatter island as it would be significantly easier to fortify and conceal a building. Particularly, if I had the wherewithal to create the building out of rock or mud or whatever local material happened to be available.

Regardless, I do not think I would make a very good pirate. Too much parley and not enough stabbing or plank-walking. Logic was not the ruler of those days, so it stands to reason that nor would I be.
Wysiwyg

Writer's Block: Avast, me hearties!

If you were a pirate, where would your hideout be and what would it look like?

Oh, this one is easy!

My secret pirate hideout would be a bamboo dojo in the deepest jungles of the far east. In it, black-clad warriors would perfect their skills at stealth, the use of poisons & various forms of weaponry, not to mention turning every part of their bodies into the deadliest lethal weapons.

Oh... wait a minute... No, that would be ninjas.

Never mind. Ninjas are way cooler.

{snicker}
guitar!Jensen
  • aythia

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What's your favorite line from a song, and why?

"When everything feels like the movies, yeah you bleed just to know you're alive."

The song is Iris by Goo Goo Dolls,.

With a history of self-harm, this is pretty much as personal as it gets. Maybe one day I'll be able to hear this song without tears stinging my eyes but I somehow doubt it.

Over and out
laura, bill, cabin

Writer's Block: Avast, me hearties!

If you were a pirate, where would your hideout be and what would it look like?

It would be at the center of traditional piratedom, Port Royal, Jamaica, reason being, it's already laid out for optimal pirate hideout-ness, sunken of the coast of an island boasting the highest murder rate in the world. The main feature would be a cloning lab for growing pirates with gills. Wenches with gills, too, I suppose. Everything would have an "Under he Sea" theme, plus cutlasses.