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PostSubject: Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines?   Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines? Icon_minitimeTue Aug 05, 2014 5:12 pm

I did a thread like this back in the day and thought I would do one for this album. Ton of good one-liners on this thing. The lyrics are such a huge step up from Handwritten.

"Since you only get high on the weekends, why don't you feed on me tonight?"


"There's no room in heaven for California girls and mama's boys, just like there ain't no room for me and you."

Two awesome lines that stick out for me.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines?   Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines? Icon_minitimeTue Aug 05, 2014 5:30 pm

"Way back when we became friends/I was you, you were my defense/And quiet was the night/Showed me that bridge and it brought you home/You told me about it and I never let it go/And I guess I might've been doing the same, anyhow/Quiet was the night"

"maybe you needed a change, and maybe I was in the way"

"As your black heals kick out the beat of my heart in perfect time"

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

"And I was crazy like the moon for you and head over my heels for you"

"And i loved her like fire
Until it drove me insane"


I'm gonna stop there, I could keep going on. I REALLY like this album.


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PostSubject: Re: Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines?   Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines? Icon_minitimeTue Aug 05, 2014 5:36 pm

'oh, my love is a plague, aint that a shame aint that a shame'
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines?   Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines? Icon_minitimeTue Aug 05, 2014 6:12 pm

"Now your pretty horse is runnin' wild and free,
you can go and find a lover baby better than me,
Talkin' snow for days with your friends in LA,
Have mercy".

Love how this flows.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines?   Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines? Icon_minitimeTue Aug 05, 2014 8:02 pm

"There will always be a soft spot in my cardiac arrest, and i will love you until i die from all of this" the whole of 'helter skelton' is just fucking awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines?   Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines? Icon_minitimeTue Aug 05, 2014 9:05 pm

"And all my friends wanna get into Heaven, and all I keep thinking is, 'I wish you were here.'"

Practically the entirety of "Break Your Heart," but in particular "And I loved her like fire, until I went insane."

"Oh my love is a plague, ain't that a shame, ain't that a shame."

"One by one and day by day, I became the dark in the places where we lived."

"And it gets pretty late and the stations will change, and the things once in order now seem so strange." and "Maybe you needed a change, and maybe I was in the way.  Maybe some things, they stay, and some things go away."

"Now your pretty horse is runnin' wild and free, you can go and find a lover, baby, better than me. Talkin' snow for days with your friends in L.A., have mercy."

The entire ending repetitions in "Helter Skeleton" of "And baby, there will always be a soft spot in my cardiac arrest.  And I will love you 'til I die, from all of this." Sounds stellar.

"And you are now my existence, you're part of that which still remains.  And you're lingering like fingered strings I seem to call on to feel the pain."

"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'll never see again, and all in all, I'll find that nothing stays the same."

"And the holy vow of the teenage kiss, now we're much too old for this, and I don't feel those kinds of things.  Now don't you cry for me, I used to feel everything."  And the whole "love becomes" end to "Stray Paper."

"I heard about a woman once who did everything ever asked of her.  She died last week and her last words were, 'It wasn't worth it.'"

So yeah, this album was pretty good, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines?   Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines? Icon_minitimeTue Aug 05, 2014 9:16 pm

It would bring you to tears
If you knew what i know
See i spent all my money
On second in love
but I trusted somebody
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines?   Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines? Icon_minitimeFri Aug 08, 2014 10:56 pm

i'd like to hear what you'd say to me if i was bulletproof and free again.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines?   Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines? Icon_minitimeSat Aug 09, 2014 1:11 pm

"I'M ON THE 99TH FLOOR OF APATHY"

and

"I'm vicious now honey, cruel and unprincipled" (although I am less into "tears in my eyeballs"

more def coming w more listens to the album
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines?   Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines? Icon_minitimeSat Aug 09, 2014 1:12 pm

right now I know a lot of fragmented lyrics and don't know what songs they belong to
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines?   Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines? Icon_minitimeSat Aug 09, 2014 1:34 pm

The end of selected poems:

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


This is perfect to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines?   Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines? Icon_minitimeSat Aug 09, 2014 2:57 pm

flannel wrote:
"I'M ON THE 99TH FLOOR OF APATHY"

and

"I'm vicious now honey, cruel and unprincipled" (although I am less into "tears in my eyeballs"

more def coming w more listens to the album

"Tears in my eyeballs" is definitely one of the clunkiest lines Brian has ever written. That being said, nearly the whole album has fantastic lyrics.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines?   Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines? Icon_minitimeSun Aug 10, 2014 8:29 am

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
from  Selected Poems

And there were red violins playing in my dreams
One for me and two for me and one at Jesus' feet
And one I only reach to for sympathy
from Red Violins

And the lines I like the most of it all:
If I thought it would help, I would drive this car into the sea
If the fire and smoke and explosions could speak for me
If the words that I used to try to explain how something inside of me started to break
I would - one by one, my words just got in the way
from Dark Places
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines?   Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines? Icon_minitimeSat Sep 06, 2014 3:42 am

"My eyes were swollen, green, and hazy, sick from grief, and hate, and envy"

"How many nights did I crash against the waves with my head going under"

"I'd like to know if you could see through the soul like I could see to your soul back then."

"I must confess, I still cry every morning, while every night I just take a bunch of these and try to forget you"

"Can't you see me crawling at your feet? You see me howling now, I'm foaming at the mouth. Come on and grieve for my disease."
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines?   Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines? Icon_minitimeSat Sep 06, 2014 6:46 am

'Don't you cry for me, I used to feel everything'

'Baby there will always be a soft spot in my cardiac arrest and I will love you til I die from this'

I could list lyrics from every song they are all so relatable on this album.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines?   Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines? Icon_minitimeSat Sep 06, 2014 1:06 pm

I have mixed feels about this record's lyrics. Some are really great, while others don't make any sense to me (due to a vague and/or non sequitur nature)  or have cringeworthy sentimentality (full disclosure: most of those lyrics, I've seen appear in this thread...)

The line that really pierces me though, and is one of my favorites Brian has written, is "I heard about a woman once who did everything ever asked of her/She died last week and her last words were "It wasn't worth it."

The most mature lyric the man has ever written.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines?   Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines? Icon_minitimeSat Sep 06, 2014 9:33 pm

Cause our doctor's in the hospital, the poet just laid down.
There's one good man I know, and he can't talk right now.


I heard about a woman once, who did everything ever asked of her.
She died last week and her last words were, "it wasn't worth it.


And by now, you must've found better than me...
I'm sure Jupiter and Orpheus have charmed you off your feet.
By now, I'm sure you've gotten over me.
While you're kissing clouds and gods, I'll be crawling on my knees.


Now your pretty horses run wild and free
You can go and find a lover, baby, better than me
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines?   Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines? Icon_minitimeMon Sep 08, 2014 8:55 am

At the moment...

I feel just like a murderer and i feel just like a gun
and i've been shakin in the hands of somebody whos finally had enough

And the things once in order, now seem so strange

And maybe you needed a change and maybe I was in the way
Maybe some things they stay and some things go away
And maybe I was mine and maybe you were not the same

Or would you talk about if I loved her now, tell my sins to God out loud
Would you cry, cry, 'cause I was gone?
Would you spit and hiss and curse my name, embarrass me to the other graves
Would you lay right down with me, underneath the ground?

My poisonous fingers right in your veins
Who do you love? who do you blame?
And nobody knows what trouble I'm in
Ain't that a shame, ain't that a shame?

And if I thought it would help, I would carve your name into my heart  
And all of the things that I tried to explain, how something inside of me started to break
We were living proof - one by one, we drifted away

And by now, you must've found better than me...
I'm sure Jupiter and Orpheus have charmed you off your feet.
By now, I'm sure you've gotten over me.
While you're kissing clouds and gods, I'll be crawling on my knees
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines?   Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines? Icon_minitimeMon Sep 08, 2014 4:30 pm

I haven't really had this experience with any other Gaslight album, but for some reason there are certain lines in some of the songs that completely ruin the rest of a decent/ok track for me, and then there are other songs where one or two lines really hit me hard, while the rest of the track is just "ok" :L

What I like:


Way back when, when we became friends, I was you, you were my defense.
And quiet was the night.
You showed me that bridge, and it brought you home,
You told me about it and I never let it go,
and I guess I might've been doing the same.
Anyhow, quiet was the night.

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And maybe you needed a change. And maybe I was in the way. Maybe some things they stay and some things go away

---

And I was crazy like the moon for you and head over my heels for you.
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 how everything has chains.
And all this life just feels like an idiot dream.
Selected poems and lovers I've never seen again.
And all in all I find that nothing stays the same.

---

See, I have run so far, that I've lost myself.

If you knew how I loved you, if I showed you my scars.
If I played you my favorite song lying here, in the dark.

I loved her like fire until it drove me insane.


---

Halloween - the entire song.

Have Mercy - the entire song.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines?   Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines? Icon_minitimeMon Sep 08, 2014 5:30 pm

So many great lines on this album. A personal favourite of mine is

I changed a change and kept on saying, "one of these days something inside's gonna break, and we won't get it back now, baby"

I also share the general love for And I loved her like fire, until it drove me insane
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines?   Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines? Icon_minitimeSun Nov 16, 2014 7:49 am

Quite a lot, but I think the biggest ones that stuck to me were probably

"I've got pills for this, tabs for that, and something that used to resemble a soul"

"Me I'm a tomb, a corpse in a suit, trying to look a little alive"

And probably

"All my love, my love,
Became blood on Stray Paper"


And just the title of Stay Vicious alone is wonderful... I dunno, ever since seeing them live recently my love for that song increased tenfold I think, 'cause it works so well as kick-off.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines?   Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines? Icon_minitimeSun Nov 16, 2014 9:37 am

'Way back when when we became friends I was you and you were my defence and quiet was the night'

This really strikes me as to me it represents the innocence me and my ex had before we got together. Now she split up with me the night is not so peaceful and calm like before. The whole song is very personal to me actually. 'Once upon a time I lived the perfect night'. It's an amazing song. Has become one of my favourites on the album now.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines?   Favorite "Get Hurt" Lines? Icon_minitimeMon Nov 17, 2014 7:23 pm

This is a really tough question. I think there are a lot of strong lyrics on Get Hurt, lots of heartbreakingly sad ones.

If I had to choose one, I would go with "She said that there will always be a soft spot in my cardiac arrest". For me, it represents how every (serious) relationship that ends leaves something behind in you, something that feels very physical and that you will carry with you the rest of your life.

Some of my other favorites are
- "Maybe you needed a change, maybe I was in the way, maybe some things they stay, and some things go away"
- "There are three things never satisfied, the grave, your heart and mine"
- "All of the things that I tried to explain, how something inside of me started to break, we were living proof, one by one we drifted away"
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emenius wrote:
"Maybe you needed a change, maybe I was in the way, maybe some things they stay, and some things go away"

Having just gone through a break up before the album came out this lyric was so perfect for how I felt at the time, along with "And the things once in order, now seem so strange". Just pretty much summarised everything I was feeling after that break up.
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Sweet Morphine:

"And yes I've come to know you are the endless night"
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