Retro Music Day

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  1. Blur

    Blur Alumnus

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    Already today, I've listened to: Gorillaz, Yes, Dream Academy, Big Country, Living Colour. I'm living in the past, and not likely to ever come back.

    Listen to a fave retro tune today. Then post what it was and why it rocks you so.
     
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  2. AmishGirl

    AmishGirl Well-Known Member VIP

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    There are some songs that you loved when young, that mean even more as you grow older.
    The Alarm - Spirit of 76


    Well I find myself in reverie
    'Bout what we might have had
    And what might have been
    We had something going once
    That was such a long, long time ago

    It was way back in '76
    Our friendship formed of pure innocence
    We first met in Mathew Street
    Where we heard something that would set us free

    A sign stands over a door, it says
    "Four lads who shook the world"
    In the depths of those heady nights
    We would dream of those bright lights
    Oh my friend, Oh my friend, Oh my friend

    And my friend John, he went away
    He made some mistakes
    Spent time in Walton jail
    And now when I see him we still talk
    But there's no light shining in his eyes

    And Susie, she was seventeen
    And more beauty in this world
    I swear you'll never see

    I was gonna be king
    And she was gonna be queen
    But now all she does is hide behind the tears

    If there was more sense in this world
    And work wasn't so hard to find
    You would not be going your way
    I would not be going mine

    Oh my friend, Oh my friend, Oh my friend
    Somewhere tonight out on the street
    Somewhere beneath this city's heat
    In the eyes of strangers who pass me by
    Life is cruel and so unkind
    Oh, Oh the SPIRIT OF '76

    And Pete has seen his dreams come true
    But that don't make him no hero
    He's just one of the lucky few

    If a man can't change the world these days
    I still believe a man can change his own destiny

    But the price is high that has got to be paid
    For everyone who survives there are many who fail
    I've seen my friends caught out in that crossfire
    All their dreams and hopes smashed on the funeral pyre

    I will never give in until the day I die
    Get myself some independence
    Carve out a future with my two bare hands
    Oh my friend, Oh my friend, Oh my friend

    Somewhere tonight out on the street
    Somewhere beneath this city's heat
    In the eyes of strangers who pass me by
    Life is cruel and so unkind
    Oh, Oh the SPIRIT OF '76

    Mersey lights shine in the distance
    Same as they did for us then
    Mersey lights shine bright in the distance
    Where are you now my friend?

    You see some nights when I can't sleep
    I still think of you
    And all the promises,all our dreams we shared
    I know those lights still call to you
    I can hear them now
    I can hear them now

    Still shining for us
    Let em shine
    Lights are still shining

    Somewhere tonight out on the street
    Somewhere beneath this city's heat
    In the eyes of strangers who pass me by
    Life is cruel and so unkind
    Oh- Oh
    Where's it gone
    The SPIRIT OF '76
     
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  3. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

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  4. Blur

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    AG, this is that song for me:
     
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    DrSublux Who am dis VIP

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    This brings a glow of good days gone by - when I wasn't always the oldest asshole in the crowd

     
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    Oderus Going to hell VIP

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    Is it really retro if I just discovered it a few months ago?

     
  9. AmishGirl

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    Really man ..... :punk:
     
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    The Smiths - I know it's over



    Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
    And as I climb into an empty bed
    Oh well. Enough said.

    I know it's over - still I cling
    I don't know where else I can go
    Oh...

    Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
    See, the sea wants to take me
    The knife wants to slit me
    Do you think you can help me?

    Sad veiled bride, please be happy
    Handsome groom, give her room
    Loud, loutish lover, treat her kindly
    (Though she needs you
    More than she loves you)

    And I know it's over - still I cling
    I don't know where else I can go
    Over and over and over and over

    I know it's over
    And it never really began
    But in my heart it was so real

    And you even spoke to me, and said :
    "If you're so funny
    Then why are you on your own tonight ?
    And if you're so clever
    Then why are you on your own tonight ?
    If you're so very entertaining
    Then why are you on your own tonight ?
    If you're so very good-looking
    Why do you sleep alone tonight ?

    I know...
    'Cause tonight is just like any other night
    That's why you're on your own tonight
    With your triumphs and your charms
    While they're in each other's arms..."

    It's so easy to laugh
    It's so easy to hate
    It takes strength to be gentle and kind

    Over, over, over, over

    It's so easy to laugh
    It's so easy to hate
    It takes guts to be gentle and kind

    Over, over

    Love is natural and real
    But not for you, my love
    Not tonight, my love
    Love is natural and real
    But not for such as you and I, my love
    Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
    Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
    Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
     
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