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PostSubject: Favorite THC lyrics   Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:39 am

I know this may be a bit premature since they only have one album, but since there is a favorite lyrics thread for TGA, I thought I'd start one for the Crowes too. Here we go!

Like I hurried for midnight/
With slippers of glass and perfect fits.

- A fairy tale gone wrong...

While she drove we sat in silence/
All I could do was try to breathe.

- Can you feel the tension?

I've been known to wear a fine black suit and a murder of a tie
- Just makes me smile when I hear this, and typically I don't go for guys in suits! Very Happy

I can leave the wound wide open/
Maybe see if I can tough it out/
Let it pour over my head/
All your shame and your history/
And see if I say a thing.../
As it rolls up inside of me.

- This one breaks my heart.

Sometimes I'm almost level with the ground/
God's gonna trouble the water.

- Probably my favorite line(s) in the whole album.

When my footsteps have hung in your hallways enough/
For you to be truly haunted.

- I have no words, just amazing...
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite THC lyrics   Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:51 pm

And it's such a shame
I heard the wind say this morning
Be still my heart, I age by years at the mention of your name
What a pity this season
Do you remember me, my lover?
I don't recognize myself
I'm not the man you love
Behold the hurricane
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite THC lyrics   Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:10 pm

You're everybody's dream,
out on the schoolboy yard,
they tumble like an injury,
just about you all night long
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite THC lyrics   Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:31 pm

My favouite line is definitely

Sometimes I'm up, Lord
Sometimes I'm down
Sometimes I'm almost level witn the ground

Just pure perfection. Recently I started to cry with the last line.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite THC lyrics   Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:28 pm

enola wrote:
My favouite line is definitely

Sometimes I'm up, Lord
Sometimes I'm down
Sometimes I'm almost level witn the ground

Just pure perfection. Recently I started to cry with the last line.

Me too. I guess I'm in good company! Isn't it great when music can affect people like that?
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite THC lyrics   Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:30 pm

enola wrote:
My favouite line is definitely

Sometimes I'm up, Lord
Sometimes I'm down
Sometimes I'm almost level witn the ground

Just pure perfection. Recently I started to cry with the last line.

Isn't that Brian just quoting a old negro spiritual? (not to say it isn't a good line. it just ins't original fallon material =P)
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite THC lyrics   Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:20 pm

"Isn't that Brian just quoting a old negro spiritual?"
hahahahaha
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite THC lyrics   Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:44 pm

Last chorus of "Black Betty & The Moon"

Look at Black Betty what they're tying to you
You did the very thing baby that I asked you not to do
Now you got yourself caught in this silk spider web
I hope the money fills the holes in the place I used to stand

Love the stripped down vocal performance at the end.
The man knows how to sing with passion and emotion.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite THC lyrics   Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:47 pm

Basically the entire bridge to Black Betty:

And they want you to doubt,
every trust that you've known.
And they want to find the holes,
in the armor exposed.
And they come on whispering,
"If you'll just do this for me"
Then turn and show their teeth,
just before they sink 'em in.
And better than described, and deeper the descent,
I never thought we'd have to learn to doubt our friends.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite THC lyrics   Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:27 am

CluckyB wrote:
enola wrote:
My favouite line is definitely

Sometimes I'm up, Lord
Sometimes I'm down
Sometimes I'm almost level witn the ground

Just pure perfection. Recently I started to cry with the last line.

Isn't that Brian just quoting a old negro spiritual? (not to say it isn't a good line. it just ins't original fallon material =P)

No I think, that goes only for the "god's gonna trouble the water" part ....

But I found this
http://www.reverendgarydavis.com/IAmTheTrueVine.html
and this
http://www.metrolyrics.com/im-tore-down-lyrics-eric-clapton.html

Still a perfect line Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite THC lyrics   Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:30 am

enola wrote:
CluckyB wrote:
enola wrote:
My favouite line is definitely

Sometimes I'm up, Lord
Sometimes I'm down
Sometimes I'm almost level witn the ground

Just pure perfection. Recently I started to cry with the last line.

Isn't that Brian just quoting a old negro spiritual? (not to say it isn't a good line. it just ins't original fallon material =P)

No I think, that goes only for the "god's gonna trouble the water" part ....

But I found this
http://www.reverendgarydavis.com/IAmTheTrueVine.html
and this
http://www.metrolyrics.com/im-tore-down-lyrics-eric-clapton.html

Still a perfect line Smile

The "sometimes I'm up lord, sometimes I'm down, sometimes I'm almost level to the ground" is from the spiritual song "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen"
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite THC lyrics   Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:01 am

enola wrote:
CluckyB wrote:
enola wrote:
My favouite line is definitely

Sometimes I'm up, Lord
Sometimes I'm down
Sometimes I'm almost level witn the ground

Just pure perfection. Recently I started to cry with the last line.

Isn't that Brian just quoting a old negro spiritual? (not to say it isn't a good line. it just ins't original fallon material =P)

No I think, that goes only for the "god's gonna trouble the water" part ....

But I found this
http://www.reverendgarydavis.com/IAmTheTrueVine.html
and this
http://www.metrolyrics.com/im-tore-down-lyrics-eric-clapton.html

Still a perfect line Smile

"god's gonna trouble the water", "Sometimes I'm up, Lord, Sometimes I'm down. Sometimes I'm almost level with the ground" and "If I get there before you do, tell all my friends I'm coming too" are all from different spirituals. Given their folk nature, its hard to say "it comes from this specific song" but it certainly all predates Brian Smile Google "Sometimes I'm almost level with the ground" and you'll find plenty of stuff that predates THC
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite THC lyrics   Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:11 am

CluckyB wrote:
enola wrote:
CluckyB wrote:
enola wrote:
My favouite line is definitely

Sometimes I'm up, Lord
Sometimes I'm down
Sometimes I'm almost level witn the ground

Just pure perfection. Recently I started to cry with the last line.

Isn't that Brian just quoting a old negro spiritual? (not to say it isn't a good line. it just ins't original fallon material =P)

No I think, that goes only for the "god's gonna trouble the water" part ....

But I found this
http://www.reverendgarydavis.com/IAmTheTrueVine.html
and this
http://www.metrolyrics.com/im-tore-down-lyrics-eric-clapton.html


Still a perfect line Smile

"god's gonna trouble the water", "Sometimes I'm up, Lord, Sometimes I'm down. Sometimes I'm almost level with the ground" and "If I get there before you do, tell all my friends I'm coming too" are all from different spirituals. Given their folk nature, its hard to say "it comes from this specific song" but it certainly all predates Brian Smile Google "Sometimes I'm almost level with the ground" and you'll find plenty of stuff that predates THC

Even though Brian didn't write the words, the way he sings them, with so much power and conviction, he might as well have written them himself. I think it's cool how he has given new life to some of these old spiritual/folk songs.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite THC lyrics   Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:00 pm

here's are my faves Very Happy :

"Be still my heart I age by years, at the mention of your name."

"I can leave the wound wide open
And maybe see if I can tough it out"

"And take a good look at just what the night did
There ain't nothing left of your dearly departed"


"My footsteps, they hung in your hallways enough
For you to be truly haunted"
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite THC lyrics   Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:29 pm

A few of my favourite lines

Blood Loss - 'Sirens they come and sirens they leave' Big impact at the end of the song.

Cherry Blossoms - 'And if I drove straight off this bridge only God and my baby would know, I'm sure she'd be laughing conjuring spring with some fella who just said the right thing'
also 'All I can do is think about you and miss all your kisses like the Spring'. Lyrically this is my favourite song for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite THC lyrics   Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:33 pm

I saw you walking with him
Down the steps that I walked you in


It's not even that great of a line, because of the repetition of 'walked'.
But Brian harmonising himself makes it amazing. I mean, he even makes Teenage Dream amazing.

When my footsteps have hung in your hallways enough/
For you to be truly haunted.


Be still my heart, I age by years at the mention of your name

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite THC lyrics   Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:51 pm

"I never thought we'd have to learn to doubt our friends"

"Did you say you were afraid to die? I ain't lived a single day without you."

Those are two of my favorites, but I also love the "no, no, no, no" part in Sugar. Maybe even my favorite part of the whole album. Brian kills it.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite THC lyrics   Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:11 am

"And while you held my hand,
I think I witnessed a crime."


"Her and I we never talked too much or licked our wounds
Just lived between the hours of sleep." (maybe my favorite on the album)


"There's always just these three siren spirits always following me
They just appeared one night in the passenger seat."

"I carry each and every ghost of my lovers at once."


"While I get my last rites read by a thief."

Also, the two verses of Black Betty and the Moon kill me every time.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite THC lyrics   Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:00 pm

My favourite part of the entire album, goosebumps every time I hear it...

And how about this for a good one
Maybe we don't ever come down
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite THC lyrics   Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:38 pm

Black Betty and Cherry Blossoms in general are like, holy crap for me lyrically. The rapid fire verses in Black Betty are probably the most descriptive Brian's ever done, and that bridge is just inane, where he whispers and it really builds. Then there's Cherry Blossoms, where he's just super down in the dumps moping around. I love when he talks about driving his car off the bridge and thinks about his lover. Then the building part on that song is so straightforward it's beautiful. The "See all I can do" part is probably my favorite moment on the album.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite THC lyrics   Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:47 pm

DeathoftheCool wrote:
Then there's Cherry Blossoms, where he's just super down in the dumps moping around. I love when he talks about driving his car off the bridge and thinks about his lover. Then the building part on that song is so straightforward it's beautiful. The "See all I can do" part is probably my favorite moment on the album.

I love the part about driving off the bridge too. I think it's one of the most powerful lines in the whole album. When he says that his baby would just be laughing with the new guy, it rips my heart out every time. First I want to cry (okay, I have actually cried a little), then I just want to punch this girl in the face, haha.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite THC lyrics   Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:13 pm

As Harry Lime wrote:

And they want you to doubt,
every trust that you've known.
And they want to find the holes,
in the armor exposed.
And they come on whispering,
"If you'll just do this for me"
Then turn and show their teeth,
just before they sink 'em in.
And better than described, and deeper the descent,
I never thought we'd have to learn to doubt our friends.

Simply fantastic!
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite THC lyrics   Thu May 12, 2016 7:37 pm

"I saw you walking with him down the steps that I walked you in
I got hurried for midnight, with slippers of glass and perfect fits"
-- Sugar

"I don't recognize myself, I'm not the man you loved"
-- Behold the Hurricane

"And you must've met a man
Tall and handsome at that
Who must've put a spell on you, baby
Must've kept coming back
Cause I can smell him on your skin
I bet I taste him in your blood
Must be all the young boys, baby
Ladykiller got the two of us"
--Ladykiller

"If you should go there before I do,
God's gonna trouble the water"
--Crush

"Mary Ann, you don't have to worry like them
Mary Ann, Jesus gonna be here soon"
--Mary Ann

"Mary Ann, you ain't like them other girls"
--Mary Ann

"My love, my love, you're the sting of the scorpion
Consider now the angels a little lower than you"
--Black Betty and the Moon

"Clever as the viper, dear, but gentle as a stampede of stones"
--Black Betty and the Moon

"My first love was an arsonist
Black eyes, deep set, and avarice"
--Blood Loss

"Sirens they come, sirens they leave"
--Blood Loss

"Did you say your lovers were liars?
All my lovers were liars too
Did you say you were afraid of dying?
Baby, I ain't lived a single day without you"
--I Believe Jesus Brought Us Together

"Do you believe there's a Heaven?
Do you think we're invited?
You've done some bad things and I was a killer"
--I Believe Jesus Brought Us Together
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite THC lyrics   Thu May 12, 2016 10:29 pm

Oh, man, I don't think I can really choose, Elsie is for me THE most perfect album ever... But I do agree with the few people above who chose both Cherry Blossoms and Black Betty And The Moon... Singing the latter for five six nights in a row was a dream come true 05.12.2016 cherry I love you
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