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Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric

alex s 13 Sep 09 - 02:54 PM
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Subject: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: alex s
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 02:54 PM

After finding the "Most Moving" thread so interesting, I wondered what the scariest/most chilling lyric in a song about love might be.

Let's kick off with Paul McCartney's [FOR NO ONE]
"...and in her eyes, you see nothing, no sign of love behind the tears...."

[Many song titles in this thread have been converted to links by a Mudelf.]


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: alanabit
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 03:46 PM

Tim Hardin's "IF I WERE A CARPENTER" has always struck me as a song about fear and insecurity rather than just love. Most of the song consists of rhetorical questions and longing rather than any real fulfillment or joy. It's still a brilliant song for all that. I only really understood it when I heard it sung by the late John Pearse.


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Paul Burke
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 04:27 PM

Leon Rosselson's DO YOU REMEMBER?

Rings on my fingers, and chains in my bed
And a coffin to keep me secure when I'm dead,
A cage for the children, uniforms too,
And a No Exit sign on the door we came through...


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: melodeonboy
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 04:30 PM

"I PUT A SPELL ON YOU" (Screamin' Jay Hawkins)


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Subject: Lyr Add: EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE (Sting/The Police)
From: Dita
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 05:55 PM

EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE
Words and music by Sting
As recorded by The Police, 1983.

Ev'ry breath you take,
Ev'ry move you make,
Ev'ry bond you break,
Ev'ry step you take,
I'll be watching you.

Ev'ry single day,
Ev'ry word you say,
Ev'ry game you play,
Ev'ry night you stay,
I'll be watching you.

Oh, can't you see
You belong to me?
How my poor heart aches
With ev'ry step you take.

Ev'ry move you make,
Ev'ry vow you break,
Ev'ry smile you fake,
Ev'ry claim you stake,
I'll be watching you.

Since you've gone I been lost without a trace.
I dream at night I can only see your face.
I look around but it's you I can't replace.
I feel so cold, and I long for your embrace.
I keep crying: "Baby, baby, please...."

Oh, can't you see
You belong to me?
How my poor heart aches
With ev'ry step you take.

Ev'ry move you make.
Ev'ry vow you break.
Ev'ry smile you fake.
Ev'ry claim you stake.
I'll be watching you.

Ev'ry move you make,
With ev'ry step you take,
I'll be watching you.

I'll be watching you...
I'll be watching you... REPEAT AND FADE.


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Subject: Lyr Add: IN THE SANITORIUM + BILLIE & MILLIE
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 06:11 PM

I've always liked IN THE SANITORIUM by Momus, plus it turned me onto Gide:

"In the sanatorium
I've booked a private room
Where you can feel at home
Where we can be alone
Just you, the nurse and me
In mountain scenery

All the time that you've been ill
Your face has looked so pale
Drained by the force of will
Drained by the wait until
My treatment makes you well
Or weaker still

Half in love with easeful death
I cloud the mirror with your breath
Half in love with this disease
That keeps you close to me
Your eyes grow heavy as I read
'The Immoralist' by André Gide
Fall asleep my sickly darling
Rest in peace

Men you used to know declare
Their most sincere desire
To travel here and share
The treatment you require
Their letters saying they care
Are on the fire

As I interrupt the muslin
Hanging round the bed
I wake you with the rustling
And you raise your head
And ask again, your voice uncertain
If you're not a burden

Half in love with easeful death
I cloud the mirror with your breath
Half in love with this disease
That keeps you close to me
Your eyes grow heavy as I read
'The Immoralist' by André Gide
Fall asleep my sickly darling
Rest in peace

I wonder, as I watch you sleep
If this possessive streak
Will make me force my love
Or if the trick is cheap
And if you took your drug
And if you're deep enough asleep

In the sanatorium
I've booked a private room
Where you can feel at home
Where we can be alone
Just you, the nurse and me
In mountain scenery"

***

As a child, I found Alice Cooper's BILLIE & MILLIE quite scary! Though I don't think it has quite the same impact now :-)

Billie I wonder why are we insane
Will we ever get better
Will we stay the same
Billie I'm worried

Millie don't worry
No one knows our pain
Being in love is crazy not alone that way
I know you're worried today

God made love crazy so we wouldn't feel alone
He was thinking of us he was thinking of us
God made love crazy so we wouldn't feel so alone

Billie my mind seems to wander
To events of a night long ago
Driving alone with our guilt well concealed
In the trunk of your '68 Olds

Millie our world's an asylum
And our minds like you say ain't that straight
But you know and I know our passion's
Not deformed it's true I'd say
We'll love our lifetime

God made love crazy so we wouldn't feel alone
He was thinking of us he was thinking of us
God made love crazy so we wouldn't feel so alone

Billie I dream of our children
They're frightening and gruesome and sad
And I don't want them growing inside me
They're no price for the love that we have

Oh Millie oh Billie criminally insane
Oh Millie oh Billie

Oh Billie it's fresh in my memory
The night that it had to be done
You with your pick axe and scissors
And you with your shovel and gun

And I liked your late husband Donald
But such torture his memory brings
All sliced up and sealed tight in baggies
Guess love makes you do funny things

Oh Millie oh Billie criminally insane
Oh Millie oh Billie


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: open mike
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 06:26 PM

i think the scariest must be the songs composed in jail by Phillip Garrido, convicted sex offender and kidnapper. very scary.
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20303206,00.html


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Melissa
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 07:37 PM

"Pied Piper"

it creeps me out every time..


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 09:27 PM

I HOLD YOUR HAND IN MINE (Tom Lehrer) - http://dmdb.org/lyrics/lehrer.revisited.html#12


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Joe_F
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 10:02 PM

"THAT'S WHAT YOU GET FOR LOVING ME" (Gordon Lightfoot)


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Splott Man
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 03:47 AM

ESSENCE by Lucinda Williams.


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: longboat (inactive)
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 11:38 AM

HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY - George Jones, is definitely THE song about obsessive love and thus is extremely scary.

"He stopped loving her today · They placed a wreath upon his door · And soon they'll carry him away · He stopped loving her today"


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 08:58 AM

ANGIE BABY

ALISON GROSS


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Snuffy
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 09:00 AM

Sorry, that last post was me: work PC keeps dumping my cookies when it crashes


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 09:20 AM

Here's an old one:

Lavender's green, dilly dilly, lavender's blue.
You must love me, dilly dilly, 'cause I love you.


Dangerous thought!


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Bernard
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 10:38 AM

YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE...

Seems quite innocuous until you look at the words more carefully!!


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Thompson
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 06:17 PM

I'll see your He Stopped Loving Her Today and
Every Breath You Take and raise you a Sylvia's Mother. [lyrics]


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Joe_F
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 06:27 PM

TRUE BLUE LOU


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Thompson
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 06:38 PM

A song banned in the Depression because it was so often found with the needle of the phonograph spinning over and over around the centre of the 78, in apartments and houses and in the sound booths that were the jukeboxes of the time, during an era where suicide had an almost sexual attraction (police patrolled in pairs who were forbidden from separating after a pair saw a group of people joining hands on a bridge to leap off together to death, and one cop said "I'll go and talk to them" - his horrified partner saw him join hands with the last in the chain and jump with them): Gloomy Sunday. [lyrics]


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: GUEST,crazy little woman
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 10:10 PM

There was a Beatles song with the words:

Oh darling, if you leave me, I'll never make it alone.
Believe me when I tell you, I'll never do you no harm...

and more in that vein.

The song makes my blood run cold now. It was the voice of someone so helpless, so demanding, so abject...

Ladies, if you know any men like that, run, do not walk to the nearest exit!


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Mr Fox
Date: 17 Sep 09 - 12:50 PM

Richard Thompson is a specialist:

"COLD KISSES"

Here I am in your room going through your stuff
Said you'd be gone five minutes, that's time enough
Here in your drawer there's lacy things
Old credit cards and beads and bangles and rings
Well I think I've found what I'm looking for
Hidden away at the back of the drawer
Here's the life that you led before....


The war/love/ghost story that is "WOODS OF DARNEY"

Now we lie in the darkness together
Often we lie without speaking this way
As you stare in the dark do you see your young corporal
Who never came back from the woods of Darney

Is it him that you see when we make love together?
Is it him that you see when war fills the sky?
Was he there as you stood in your grandmother's wedding dress
As we made our own vows, you and I?....


And, most of all, "LOVE IN A FAITHLESS COUNTRY"

Learn the way to melt into a crowd
Never catch an eye or dress too loud
You've got to be invisible my friend
To find the joy on which we must depend

That's the way we make love....


A song inspired by the Moors murders: therefore the 'joy on which we must depend' is serial murder. The serial murder of children.


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: fat B****rd
Date: 18 Sep 09 - 03:12 PM

EXCITABLE BOY - Warren Zevon
Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: olddude
Date: 18 Sep 09 - 03:14 PM

that "I can't live if living is without you" song
the author killed himself after writing it ...

yeeeeeeeikes


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Subject: Lyr Add: DANCING ON THE EDGE (The Hooters)
From: alanabit
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 05:31 AM

The Hooters "Dancing on the Edge" is one of the most exhilarating, but also saddest songs I know, because although the character singing is obviously totally overcome, you know it is going to end quickly and he is going to fall hard.

The Hooters – DANCING ON THE EDGE

I'm dancing out on the edge
I'm dancing out on the edge
Out on the edge
She slides like a shadow and she fits anywhere
She falls like an angel down where there are no saints at all
There are no saints at all
I can't touch her
I can't reach her
You lose your way forever when you gaze into her eyes and I'm dancing out on the edge...

She's wild like the roses
No place for any man to rest in her garden
Red lips that kiss and tell you yes
They kiss and tell you yes
I can't touch her
I can't reach her
You lose your way forever every time you trip inside and I'm dancing out on the edge...
Then I touch her and I reach her
We lose ourselves forever
We drown in one another's eyes and we're dancing out on the edge...
Out on the edge...
[lyrics written by Hyman, Bazilian, Bettis]

Ian Curtis's "Love Will Tear Us Apart Again" has a similar effect and there is now a brilliant version by The Oyster Band: Love Will Tear Us Apart Again by The Oyster Band


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 11:06 AM

Now your lover went and put me in the ground
I'll be watching
When he's around

When you cum
You never make a single sound
I'll be watching
when he's around.


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE (J Davis/C Mitchell)
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 11:14 AM

The other night dear, as I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
But when I awoke, dear, I was mistaken
So I hung my head and I cried.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

I'll always love you and make you happy,
If you will only say the same.
But if you leave me and love another,
You'll regret it all some day:

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

You told me once, dear, you really loved me
And no one else could come between.
But not you've left me and love another;
You have shattered all of my dreams:

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

In all my dreams, dear, you seem to leave me
When I awake my poor heart pains.
So when you come back and make me happy
I'll forgive you dear, I'll take all the blame.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: GUEST,MarthaM
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 11:25 AM

Some of you have topped this one, but until I read your posts the song that gave me the creeps was,

'There is someone walking behind you, TURN AROUND, LOOK AT ME."


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHERE THE WILD ROSES GROW (Nick Cave)
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 11:30 AM

Oooh I'm forgetting Nike Caves fabulous Where the Wild Roses Grow

Though it's actually pretty hysterical in a black humour way. I'd love to sing this in a duet.

CHORUS:
They call me The Wild Rose
But my name was Elisa Day
Why they call me it I do not know
For my name was Elisa Day

From the first day I saw her I knew she was the one
She stared in my eyes and smiled
For her lips were the colour of the roses
That grew down the river, all bloody and wild
When he knocked on my door and entered the room
My trembling subsided in his sure embrace
He would be my first man, and with a careful hand
He wiped at the tears that ran down my face

[Chorus]

On the second day I brought her a flower
She was more beautiful than any woman I'd seen
I said, "Do you know where the wild roses grow
So sweet and scarlet and free?"
On the second day he came with a single red rose
Said: "Will you give me your loss and your sorrow"
I nodded my head, as I lay on the bed
He said, "If I show you the roses, will you follow?"

[Chorus]

On the third day he took me to the river
He showed me the roses and we kissed
And the last thing I heard was a muttered word
As he knelt (stood smiling) above me with a rock in his fist
On the last day I took her where the wild roses grow
And she lay on the bank, the wind light as a thief
And I kissed her goodbye, said, "All beauty must die"
And lent down and planted a rose between her teeth

[Chorus]


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 11:44 AM

The most genuinely chilling 'love song' so to speak, I've ever heard is Bartoks Bluebeards Castle
Love this opera. It presses all those dark psychological fairytale nightmare buttons.

Through the sixth door in Bluebeards castle, Judith finds a lake.

And says:
"I can see a sheet of water, white and tranquil sleeping water.
What is this mysterious water?

Bluebeard replies:
"Tears, Judith! Tears!"


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: autoharpbob
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 01:23 PM

"LET THE COLD WIND BLOW" - Kate Rusby
Not only is this the only song I know sung BY a ghost rather than about ghosts (not counting G&S "Ruddigore"), the last verse is really creepy

Let the cold wind blow, let the years come and go
I'll wait for my true love, though she'll never know
I wish them no rest, like the heart in my breast
Sing Hi, lo lay, at the end of the day
Sing Hi lo lay at the end of the day

Like, "even after death you can't get rid of me! I'll be waiting!! Muuuuhahahaha!"


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 03:01 PM

Love it is a killing thing,
Beauty is a blossom;
If you wants your finger bit
Poke it at a possum!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: kendall
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 09:12 PM

LOST JIMMY WHELAN


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: SuperKrone
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 09:34 PM

John Denver: FOLLOW ME:
Follow me where I go,
who I am and who I know,
Make it part of you to be a part of me...


And:

She got tired of picking daisies
And cooking my meals for me...

I think I'd rather be a cowboy,
I think I'd rather ride the range,
I think I'd rather be a cowboy
Than lay me down in love and lady's chains.

Huh? Because the woman wasn't satisfied with being a full-time catering service for only one man, SHE is putting HIM in chains?

By the way, there is a sort of cute book about lyrics like this, called "Touch me, I'm Sick". It's a follow-up to "I Hate Myself and I Want to Die".


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Subject: Lyr Add: JIM + MY MAN (Billie Holiday)
From: sing4peace
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 09:24 PM

These two sung by Billie Holiday were pretty disturbing -

JIM by Shawn, Petrillo, Ross and Samuels

Jim doesn't ever bring me pretty flowers
Jim doesn't try to cheer my lonely hours
Don't know why I'm so crazy for Jim.

Jim never tells me I'm his heart's desire
I never seem to set his love afire
Gone are the years I've wasted on him.

Sometimes when I get feelin' low
I saw let's call it quits
Then I hang on and let him go breaking my heart in bits

Someday I know that Jim will up and leave me
But even if he does you can believe me
I'll go on carrying the torch for Jim.

-----

MY MAN - Pollac,Yvain,Willemetz,Charles

It cost me a lot
But there's on thing that I've got
It's my man
It's my man

Cold or wet
Tired, you bet
All of this I'll soon forget
With my man.

He's not much on looks
He's no hero out of books
But I love him
Yes, I love him.

Two or three girls has he
That he likes as well as me
But I love him.

I don't know why I should
He isn't true
He beats me too
What can I do?

Oh, my man, I love him so
He'll never know
All my life is just despair
But I don't care
When he takes me in his arms
The world is bright
All right.

What's the difference if I say I'll go away
When I know I'll come back on my knees someday?
For whatever my man is
I'm his
forevermore.
------

Yikes!


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Artful Codger
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 03:09 AM

PRINCE HEATHEN - now there's twisted love.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WALKIN' AFTER MIDNIGHT (Patsy Cline)
From: SharonA
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 05:18 PM

Song of an obsessive stalker? --

WALKIN' AFTER MIDNIGHT
Words by Don Hecht, music by Alan W. Block
As recorded by Patsy Cline, 1957.

I go out walkin' after midnight
Out in the moonlight
Just like we used to do.
I'm always walkin' after midnight,
Searchin' for you.

I walk for miles along the highway.
Well, that's just my way
Of sayin' I love you.
I'm always walkin' after midnight,
Searchin' for you.

[§] I stop to see a weepin' willow
Cryin' on his pillow.
Maybe he's cryin' for me;
And as the stars turn gloomy,
Night winds whisper to me.
I'm lonesome as I can be.

I go out walkin' after midnight,
Out in the starlight,
Just hopin' you may be
Somewhere a-walkin' after midnight,
Searchin' for me.

[REPEAT FROM § TO END.]


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 05:32 PM

New Order - 1963


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Subject: Lyr Add: TRUE BLUE LOU (Robin/Coslow/Whiting)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Jun 18 - 03:44 PM

Joe F mentioned this on 16-Sep-2009:

Here's my transcription from the recording at The Internet Archive:


TRUE BLUE LOU
Words by Leo Robin & Sam Coslow; music by Richard A. Whiting, 1929.
From the film "Dance of Life" (1929)
As recorded by Johnny Marvin, 1929.

Down in a pool room some of the gang were talking of gals they knew.
"Women are all the same," said Joe.
One dizzy bird said: "Pal, ain't you heard the story of True Blue Lou?
Listen and get an earful, beau:"

She was a dame in love with a guy.
She stuck to him but didn't know why.
Ev'ryone blamed her
Still they all named her
True Blue Lou.

He gave her nothing; she gave him all,
But when he had his back to the wall,
Who fought to save him,
Smiled and forgave him?
True Blue Lou.

He got a break and went away to get a new start,
But, poor kid, she never got a break except the one way down in her heart.

Maybe somewhere in heaven above,
There's a reward for that kind of love.
Angels won't blame her.
They too will name her
True Blue Lou.


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Subject: Lyr Add: COLD KISSES (Richard Thompson)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Jun 18 - 05:50 PM

Mr Fox quoted part of this song on 17-Sep-2009:


COLD KISSES
As recorded by Richard Thompson on "You? Me? Us?" (1996)

Here I am in your room going through your stuff.
Said you'd be gone five minutes; that's time enough.
Here in your drawer, there's lacy things,
Old credit cards and beads, bangles and rings.

But I think I've found what I'm looking for
Hidden away at the back of the drawer.
Here's the life that you led before.

Old photographs of the life you led,
Arm in arm with Mr X, Y and Z[ed],
Old boyfriends big and small.
Got to see how I measure up to them all.

There is a place we all must start, love.
Who were you holding in that fond embrace?
I've found a door into your heart, love,
And do you still feel the warmth of cold kisses?

Here I am behind enemy lines,
Lookin' for secrets, lookin' for signs:
Old boyfriends, big and small,
Got to see how I measure up to them all.

This one's handsome, not too bright.
This one's clever with his hands all right,
Tougher than me if it came to a fight.

And this one's a poet, a bit of a wet,
Bit of a gypsy, a bit of a threat.
I wonder if she's got over him yet.

Old passions frozen in the second.
Who were you holdin' in that fond embrace?
Hearts have a past that must be reckoned.
And do you still feel the warmth of cold kisses?

Time to put the past away.
That's your footstep in the street, I'd say.
Tie the ribbon back around it—
Everything just the way I found it;

And I can hear you turn the key,
And my head's buried when you see me
In a Margaret Miller mystery;

And do you still feel the warmth of cold kisses?
Do you still feel the warmth of cold kisses?


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Joe_F
Date: 03 Jun 18 - 05:57 PM

Jim Dixon: "True Blue Lou" is also on _R. Crumb and his Cheap Suit Serenaders_.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WOODS OF DARNEY (Richard Thompson)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Jun 18 - 06:17 PM

Mr Fox quoted part of this song on 17-Sep-2009:


WOODS OF DARNEY
As recorded by Richard Thompson on "You? Me? Us?" (1996)

I found your picture in a corporal's pocket.
His cold fingers still pressed it to his chest.
Sniper's bullet took his eyes and his breath away.
Now he lies out in the forest with the rest.

You look shy in your grandmother's weddin' dress,
Feet set wide like a farm girl stands,
Too young to love and too young to lose
In a cracked picture frame in a dead man's hands.

I kept it with me for the luck, for the magic.
Maybe fate wouldn't strike in the same place twice;
But something stirred and I dared to dream of you,
And I knew I'd look for you if I should survive.

When we stood down at last, it was easy to find you,
And mine was the shoulder you cried on that day—
Just an old comrade doin' his duty,
Bringin' the news from the woods of Darney.

When I showed you the picture, perhaps I felt jealousy
As your tears welled up with each reminisce,
And my hands may be rougher and my tongue may be coarser,
But I knew I could give you a love good as his.

Now we lie in the darkness together.
Often we lie without speaking this way.
As you stare in the dark, do you see your young corporal
Who never came back from the woods of Darney?

Is it him that you see when we make love together?
Is it him that you see when war fills the sky?
Was he there as you stood in your grandmother's wedding dress,
As we made our own vows, you and I?

Now the bugle calls; they say this is the big one.
A curse on the life of a soldier, you say,
But don't you know that's a soldier's small comfort
For the bugle to sound, and to hear and obey?

And I'll carry your picture, the one that he carried.
I'll wear your innocence and take my chance
On a frozen field, in a far-flung war,
To win back what we lost in a field in France.

And it's many a soldier who goes into battle.
Your corporal and I, we just hear and obey.
Perhaps we'll lie in the darkness together
With your love to bind us, in the woods of Darney.


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Subject: Lyr Add: RUN FOR YOUR LIFE + YOU WON'T SEE ME
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 03 Jun 18 - 08:35 PM

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE
As recorded by The Beatles on "Rubber Soul" (1965)

Well, I'd rather see you dead, little girl
Than to be with another man
You better keep your head, little girl
Or you won't know where I am

You better run for your life if you can, little girl
Hide your head in the sand, little girl
Catch you with another man
That's the end'a little girl

Well, you know that I'm a wicked guy
And I was born with a jealous mind
And I can't spend my whole life tryin'
Just to make you toe the line

You better run for your life if you can, little girl
Hide your head in the sand, little girl
Catch you with another man
That's the end'a little girl

Let this be a sermon
I mean everything I've said
Baby, I'm determined
And I'd rather see you dead

You better run for your life if you can, little girl
Hide your head in the sand, little girl
Catch you with another man
That's the end'a little girl

I'd rather see you dead, little girl
Than to be with another man
You better keep your head, little girl
Or you won't know where I am

You better run for your life if you can, little girl
Hide your head in the sand, little girl
Catch you with another man
That's the end'a little girl

Na, na, na
Na, na, na
Na, na, na
Na, na, na


From the same album: YOU WON'T SEE ME
As recorded by The Beatles on "Rubber Soul" (1965)

When I call you up, your line's engaged
I have had enough, so act your age
We have lost the time that was so hard to find
And I will lose my mind
If you won't see me, you won't see me

I don't know why you should want to hide
But I can't get through, my hands are tied
I won't want to stay, I don't have much to say
But I get turned away
And you won't see me, you won't see me

Time after time you refuse to even listen
I wouldn't mind if I knew what I was missing

Though the days are few they're filled with tears
And since I lost you, it feels like years
Yes, it seems so long, girl, since you've been gone
And I just can't go on
If you won't see me, you won't see me

Time after time you refuse to even listen
I wouldn't mind if I knew what I was missing

Though the days are few they're filled with tears
And since I lost you, it feels like years
Yes, it seems so long, girl, since you've been gone
I just can't go on
If you won't see me, you won't see me


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOVE IN A FAITHLESS COUNTRY (R Thompson)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Jun 18 - 09:01 PM

Another song quoted by Mr Fox on 17-Sep-2009:


LOVE IN A FAITHLESS COUNTRY
As recorded by Richard Thompson on "Across a Crowded Room" (1985)

Always move in pairs and travel light.
A loose friend is an enemy; keep it tight.
Always leave a job the way you found it.
Look for trouble comin' and move around it.

That's the way we make love.
That's the way we make love.
That's the way we make love.

Always make your best moves late at night.
Always keep your tools well out o' sight.
It never pays to work the same town twice.
It never hurts to be a little nice.

That's the way we make love.
That's the way we make love.
That's the way we make love.

Learn the way to melt into a crowd.
Never catch an eye or dress too loud.
You've got to be invisible, my friend,
To find the joy on which we must depend.

That's the way we make love.
That's the way we make love.
That's the way we make love.
Love, love, love, love.
That's the way we make love.
That's the way we make love.


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Subject: Lyr Add: TURN AROUND, LOOK AT ME
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Jun 18 - 10:05 PM

Mentioned by GUEST,MarthaM on 19-Sep-2009:


TURN AROUND, LOOK AT ME
Words and music by Jerry Capehart.
As recorded by Glen Campbell, 1961.

There is someone walking behind you.
Turn around; look at me.
There is someone watching your footsteps.
Turn around; look at me.
There is someone who really needs you.
Here's my heart and my hand.
Turn around, look at me,
And understand, understand.

That there is someone to stand beside you.
Turn around; look at me.
There is someone to love and guide you.
Turn around; look at me.
Oh, I've waited, but I'll wait forever
For you to come to me.
Look at someone who really loves you.
Turn around; look at me.


The Lettermen recorded their version in 1962; it was a much bigger hit than Campbell's. The Vogues released a version in 1968 which topped them both.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ESSENCE (Lucinda Williams)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Jun 18 - 11:00 PM

Mentioned by Splott Man on 14-Sep-2009:


ESSENCE
Words and music by Mark Stephen Gardener / Sam Williams / Hari Teah / Laurence John Colbert / Jason King.
As recorded by Lucinda Williams on "Essence" (2001)

1. Baby, sweet baby, you're my drug.
Come on and let me taste your stuff.
Baby, sweet baby, bring me your gift.
What surprise you gonna hit me with?

CHORUS: I am waiting here for more.
I am waiting by your door.
I am waiting on your back steps.
I am waiting in my car.
I am waiting at this bar.
I am waiting for your essence.

2. Baby, sweet baby, whisper my name.
Shoot your love into my vein.
Baby, sweet baby, kiss me hard.
Make me wonder who's in charge. CHORUS

3. Baby, sweet baby, I want to feel your breath,
Even though you like to flirt with death.
Baby, sweet baby, can't get enough.
Please come find me and help me get fucked up. CHORUS

Your essence
Your essence


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Subject: Lyr Add: LET THE COLD WIND BLOW (Kate Rusby)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Jun 18 - 11:31 PM

Autoharpbob quoted from this on 19-Sep-2009. You can hear it on YouTube:


LET THE COLD WIND BLOW
As sung by Kate Rusby on "Little Lights" (2001)

Oh, dear me! What do mine eyes see?
James Reynolds and my love sat under yon tree.
My heart it bleeds
For she loves him indeed.
Sing hi lo lay at the end of the day.
Sing hi lo lay at the end of the day.

Here I stand empty heart, empty hand,
While he has my true love and he has my land.
Oh, my heart is sore
For she loves me no more.
Sing hi lo lay at the end of the day.
Sing hi lo lay at the end of the day.

No more she'll fly; no more she'll cry
All over the cold earth beneath which I lie.
My heart it grieves
For my side she must leave.
Sing hi lo lay at the end of the day.
Sing hi lo lay at the end of the day.

Let the cold wind blow; let the years come and go.
I'll wait for my true love though she'll never know.
I wish them no rest
Like the heart in my breast.
Sing hi lo lay at the end of the day.
Sing hi lo lay at the end of the day.

I wish them no rest
Like the heart in my breast.
Sing hi lo lay at the end of the day.
Sing hi lo lay at the end of the day.


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: GUEST,ottery
Date: 05 Jun 18 - 04:05 AM

Prince Heathen (CB 104) as sung by Martin Carthy.

He's borne her up so very soft, borne her up so slow,
He's laid her down in a soft green bed, so dearly he loved her now.

Only scary in context!


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jun 18 - 12:11 PM

Garth Brooks sang. "Sometimes late at night, I lie awake and watch her sleeping." Now, that's creepy. ;)


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: BobKnight
Date: 05 Jun 18 - 02:37 PM

Sorry folks, that was me with the Garth Brooks comment.


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