DimeStoreSaints.com
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.


A forum dedicated to The Gaslight Anthem - Brian Fallon says: ''For consistent and up to the minute stuff, Dimestore Saints is a great place to check out and hang with some really nice people.''
 
PortalHomeSearchRegisterLog in

 

 Selected Poems lyrics

Go down 
AuthorMessage
ral
I'da called you Woody
I'da called you Woody
ral

Posts : 930
Join date : 2009-02-11
Location : 49015

Selected Poems lyrics Empty
PostSubject: Selected Poems lyrics   Selected Poems lyrics Icon_minitimeTue Aug 05, 2014 11:21 am


honey bee, she say i got too much sympathy. but i can call her anytime. and if you’re lost and you need a little peace from me, bring all your trouble by... honey bee, how have i hurt you? c’mon tell your blues to me. maybe i should live up there in the curtains, on the wings of mercury.

i been fortunately desperate and turbulently innocent. i was living underneath my body weight. my eyes were swollen green and hazy, sick from grief and hate and envy, i was crawling up inside my head.

and all i seemed to find is that everything has chains. and all this life just feels like a series of dreams. selected poems and lovers i can’t begin to name. and all in all i find that nothing stays the same.

and i was crazy like the moon for you and head over my heels for you. and never would i change or compromise. but something in my mind does things i can’t contain for anything. last night i don’t think sleep even touched my eyes.

and all i seemed to find is that everything has chains. and all this life just feels like a series of dreams. selected poems and lovers
i can’t begin to name. and all in all i find that nothing stays the same.

and all i seem to find is how everything has chains. and all my life just feels like an idiot dream. selected poems and lovers i never seen again. and all in all i find that nothing stays the same.






-----------original post-----------




Selected Poems

Honey bee, she say I got too much sympathy but I can call her any time
And if you're lost and you need a little peace from me, bring all your trouble by
Honey bee, how have I hurt you? C'mon tell your blues to me
Maybe I should live up there in the curtains on the wings of Mercury

I was fortunately desperate and turbulently innocent
I was living underneath my body weight
My eyes were swollen, green and hazy, sick from grief and hate and envy
I was crawling up inside my head

And all I seemed to find is that everything has chains
And all this life just feels like a series of dreams
Selected poems and lovers I can't begin to name
And all in all I find that nothing stays the same

And I was crazy like the moon for you and head over my heels for you
And never would I change or compromise
But something in my mind does things I can't contain for anything
Last night I don't think sleep even touched my eyes

And all I seemed to find is that everything has chains
And all this life just feels like a series of dreams
Selected poems and lovers I can't begin to name
And all in all I find that nothing stays the same

And all I seem to find is how everything has chains
And all this life just feels like an idiot dream
Selected poems and lovers I never seen again
And all in all I find that nothing stays the same


Last edited by ral on Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:24 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
The_River
A Contender
A Contender
The_River

Posts : 290
Join date : 2013-10-07

Selected Poems lyrics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Selected Poems lyrics   Selected Poems lyrics Icon_minitimeTue Aug 05, 2014 5:10 pm

Love these lyrics...
Back to top Go down
Kasia
Red In The Morning
Red In The Morning


Posts : 3
Join date : 2014-06-22
Age : 34

Selected Poems lyrics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Selected Poems lyrics   Selected Poems lyrics Icon_minitimeTue Aug 05, 2014 5:50 pm

second that. perfect, just perfect lyrics. and so gaslight ones <3
Back to top Go down
NervousFeet
Red In The Morning
Red In The Morning
NervousFeet

Posts : 35
Join date : 2014-06-16

Selected Poems lyrics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Selected Poems lyrics   Selected Poems lyrics Icon_minitimeTue Aug 05, 2014 7:54 pm

This song rules
Back to top Go down
JacksSmirkingRevenge
Red In The Morning
Red In The Morning


Posts : 69
Join date : 2012-07-23

Selected Poems lyrics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Selected Poems lyrics   Selected Poems lyrics Icon_minitimeTue Aug 05, 2014 8:58 pm

"And all in all," not "all and all."

Last chorus is "and all my life just feels like an idiot dream," not "all this life."
Back to top Go down
The_River
A Contender
A Contender
The_River

Posts : 290
Join date : 2013-10-07

Selected Poems lyrics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Selected Poems lyrics   Selected Poems lyrics Icon_minitimeWed Aug 06, 2014 8:31 am

Brian Fallon wrote:
I like “A Season in Hell” by Arthur Rimbaud, The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis, and Ezra Pound’s “New Selected Poems and Translations.”

Oh well...
Back to top Go down
zerb012345
Wooderson
Wooderson
zerb012345

Posts : 514
Join date : 2013-01-01
Age : 23
Location : New Hampshire

Selected Poems lyrics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Selected Poems lyrics   Selected Poems lyrics Icon_minitimeThu Aug 07, 2014 11:05 am

Probably my favorite right now.
Back to top Go down
The_River
A Contender
A Contender
The_River

Posts : 290
Join date : 2013-10-07

Selected Poems lyrics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Selected Poems lyrics   Selected Poems lyrics Icon_minitimeThu Aug 07, 2014 11:23 am

zerb012345 wrote:
Probably my favorite right now.

Same here.

My whole life summed up in 4 lines :
And all I seem to find is how everything has chains
And all this life just feels like an idiot dream
Selected poems and lovers I'll never see again
And all and all, I'll find that nothing stays the same

The first two lines are exactly the things I was telling to two of my friends earlier and we agreed on writing songs about this. Which is really strange, because that's exactly what I wanted to write about. Especially the chains part. I spent a lot of time telling some people how I felt everything in my life has chains.

I think Brian should be proud of this song. It probably one of the best things he ever wrote to me.
Back to top Go down
NervousFeet
Red In The Morning
Red In The Morning
NervousFeet

Posts : 35
Join date : 2014-06-16

Selected Poems lyrics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Selected Poems lyrics   Selected Poems lyrics Icon_minitimeThu Aug 07, 2014 12:07 pm

JacksSmirkingRevenge wrote:
"And all in all," not "all and all."

Last chorus is "and all my life just feels like an idiot dream," not "all this life."

The_River wrote:
zerb012345 wrote:
Probably my favorite right now.

Same here.

My whole life summed up in 4 lines :
And all I seem to find is how everything has chains
And all this life just feels like an idiot dream
Selected poems and lovers I'll never see again
And all and all, I'll find that nothing stays the same

The first two lines are exactly the things I was telling to two of my friends earlier and we agreed on writing songs about this. Which is really strange, because that's exactly what I wanted to write about. Especially the chains part. I spent a lot of time telling some people how I felt everything in my life has chains.

I think Brian should be proud of this song. It probably one of the best things he ever wrote to me.


I'm definitely hearing 'series of dreams' rather than 'an idiot dream' - anyone able to confirm that?
Back to top Go down
The_River
A Contender
A Contender
The_River

Posts : 290
Join date : 2013-10-07

Selected Poems lyrics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Selected Poems lyrics   Selected Poems lyrics Icon_minitimeThu Aug 07, 2014 12:11 pm

NervousFeet wrote:
I'm definitely hearing 'series of dreams' rather than 'an idiot dream' - anyone able to confirm that?

There is a difference between the whole song and the last verse, where it's definitly "an idiot dream", and not a "series of dreams" like the rest of the song.

The end is actually : And all MY life just feels like an idiot dream
Back to top Go down
HarryLime
Wooderson
Wooderson
HarryLime

Posts : 328
Join date : 2009-11-12
Age : 29
Location : Georgia, USA

Selected Poems lyrics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Selected Poems lyrics   Selected Poems lyrics Icon_minitimeSun Aug 10, 2014 1:01 am

Not commenting on the lyrics, but does anyone else think this one sounds like Oasis a little?
Back to top Go down
turnitin2004
A Contender
A Contender


Posts : 205
Join date : 2011-12-08

Selected Poems lyrics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Selected Poems lyrics   Selected Poems lyrics Icon_minitimeSun Aug 10, 2014 12:46 pm

Maybe a little bit like oasis. The bridge definitely now that you mention it, though I wouldnt have thought so if you didnt say anything.

I'm more curious about the line:

"Selected poems and lovers I can't begin to name"


Can he not name them because it hurts to much for him to think about them, or is it that there have just been too many that he literally cant remember all their names?
Back to top Go down
Mike_Millburys_Shoe
Red In The Morning
Red In The Morning
Mike_Millburys_Shoe

Posts : 59
Join date : 2014-06-18
Age : 27
Location : Clifton Park, NY

Selected Poems lyrics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Selected Poems lyrics   Selected Poems lyrics Icon_minitimeSun Aug 10, 2014 1:02 pm

turnitin2004 wrote:
Maybe a little bit like oasis.  The bridge definitely now that you mention it, though I wouldnt have thought so if you didnt say anything.

I'm more curious about the line:

"Selected poems and lovers I can't begin to name"


Can he not name them because it hurts to much for him to think about them, or is it that there have just been too many that he literally cant remember all their names?

I was up in the air on this for a while myself. Personally, the interpretation I've settled on is that he doesn't remember simply because "all this life just feels like a series of dreams." Kind of like everything seems distant and forgotten like a dream after you wake up. Everything feels like it took place in a different life.
Back to top Go down
The_River
A Contender
A Contender
The_River

Posts : 290
Join date : 2013-10-07

Selected Poems lyrics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Selected Poems lyrics   Selected Poems lyrics Icon_minitimeSun Aug 10, 2014 1:13 pm

I tought that it's simply because he don't want to name or speak about them anymore, because it reminds him some awful moments.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




Selected Poems lyrics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Selected Poems lyrics   Selected Poems lyrics Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
Selected Poems lyrics
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
DimeStoreSaints.com :: The Gaslight Anthem :: Song Meanings-
Jump to: