floydfanatic86 (floydfanatic86) wrote,

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Random lyrics that I can relate to

Here's some random lyrics from songs by the band The The, an English 1980s band that stopped being fairly productive in the early 90s, with the only permanent member being Matt Johnson. They kind of dwell on the more negative side of human emotions, but meh, I tend to feel those stronger anyhow. A few are just some pretty lyrics too.

"How can anyone know me, when I don't even know myself?" - Giant, Soul Mining (1983)

"I've got you under my skin where the rain can't get in
But if the sweat pours out
Just shout
I'll try to swim and pull you out" - Uncertain Smile, Soul Mining (1983)

"I don't know what's wrong or right
I'm just a regular guy with bottled up insides
I ain't ever been to church or believed in Jesus Christ
But I'm praying
That God's with you
When you die" - Sweet Bird of Truth, Infected (1986)

"Well I didn't want to hurt your feelings, honey
But I couldn't suppress my own
I had to pull myself out of this nosedive
By proving something to myself"

"I was trying so hard to cleanse/please/be myself
I was turning into somebody else"

- both from Out of the Blue (Into the Fire), Infected (1986)

Matt Johnson: "I'm too intense, to be tender"
Neneh Cherry: "You're too weak, to be true. You try to make it easier upon yourself."
Matt Johnson: "By making it harder on you"

-Slow Train to Dawn, Infected (1986)

"Everybody knows
What's goin' wrong
With the world
I don't even know what's goin' on
In myself"

"You gotta work out your own salvation
With no explanation
To this earth we fall
On hands and knees we crawl
And we look up to the stars
And we reach out and pray
To a deaf, dumb, and blind God
Who never explains"

"I'm just a slow emotion replay of somebody
I used to be"

- all three from Slow Emotion Replay, Dusk (1992)

"If you can't change the world
Change yourself
And if you can't
Change yourself...change the world" - Lonely Planet, Dusk (1992)

"Love is stronger than death" - Love is Stronger Than Death, Dusk (1992)
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