Lyrics for the Day – Quiet Corners and Empty Spaces

Look for it on the Greatest Hits this year

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Aside
The wandering eye
Has opened
A stare all the way
Bare and broken
The start of a brand new adventure
Hey now
Catch me quick before I walk away
Tell me if there’s something I should say
I’ll find the quiet corners and the empty spaces
 
Not far a blue guitar is playing
It drew me like it knew
And it’s saying
Hey now
Catch me quick before I walk away
Tell me if there’s something I should say
I’ll find the quiet corners and the empty spaces
 
We drown in ups and downs
Neglecting
The beauty of my sun
Is setting
In the end
There’s no way in redemption
Hey now
Catch me quick before I walk away
Tell me if there’s something I should say
I’ll find the quiet corners and the empty spaces
Hey now
Catch me quick before I walk away
Tell me if there’s something I should say
Tell me if there’s something I should say
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Lyrics for the Day – Make You Better

A great one from The Decemberists

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I want you
Thin fingers
I wanted you
Thin fingernails
And when you bend backwards
I wanted you
I needed you
Oh-oh
To make me better
I’ll love you
In springtime
I lost you
When summer came
And when you
Pulled backwards
I wanted you
I needed to
Oh-oh
To make me better
Oh-oh
To make me better
But we’re not so starry-eyed anymore
Like the perfect paramour
You were in your letters
And won’t it all just come around to make you
Let it all unbreak you to the day you met her
But it’d make you better
It’d make you better

I sung you
Your twinges
I suffered you
Your tattletales
And when you broke sideways
I wanted you
I needed you
Oh-oh
To make me better
Oh-oh
To make me better
But we’re not so starry-eyed anymore
Like the perfect paramour
You were in your letters
And won’t it all just come around and make you
Let it all unbreak you to the day that you met her
And it’d make you better
Did it make you better?
Make you better

And all I wanted was a sliver to call mine
And all I wanted was a shimmer in your shine
To make me bright
‘Cause we’re not so starry-eyed anymore
Like the perfect paramour
You were in your letters
Won’t it all just come around and make you
Let it all unbreak you to the days you met her
But it’d make you better
It’d make you better

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Lyrics for the Day – Romeo’s Tune

A Forbert classic from the playlist for Romeo and Juliet

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Meet me in the middle of the day
Let me hear you say everything’s okay
Bring me southern kisses from your room
Meet me in the middle of the night
Let me hear you say everything’s all right
Let me smell the moon in your perfume
 
Oh, Gods and years will rise and fall
And there’s always something more
It’s lost in talk
I waste my time
And it’s all been said before
While further down behind the masquerade the tears are there
I don’t ask for all that much
I just want someone to care
That’s right now
 
Meet me in the middle of the day
Let me hear you say everything’s okay
Come on out beneath the shining sun
 
Meet me in the middle of the night
Let me hear you say everything’s all right
Sneak on out beneath the stars and run
Yeah
Oh yeah yeah
Oh yeah
 
It’s king and queen and we must go down now beyond the chandelier
Where I won’t have to speak my mind and you won’t have to hear
Shreds of news and afterthoughts and complicated scenes
We’ll huddle down behind the light and fade like magazines
 
Meet me in the middle of the day
Let me hear you say everything’s okay
Bring me southern kisses from your room
 
Hey hey
Meet me in the middle of the night
Let me hear you say everything’s all right
Let me smell the moon in your perfume
 
Oh now
Meet me in the middle of the day
Let me hear you say everything’s okay
Let me see you smiling back at me
 
Hey
Meet me in the middle of the night
Let me hear you say everything’s al all right
Hold me tight and love and loving’s free
Oww
Whoa yeah
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Lyrics for the Day – The Story In Your Eyes

Another Moody Blues classic

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I’ve been thinking about our fortune
And I’ve decided that we’re really not to blame
For the love that’s deep inside us now
Is still the same
And the sounds we make together
Is the music to the story in your eyes
It’s been shining down upon me now
I realize
Listen to the tide slowly turning
Wash all our heartaches away
We’re part of the fire that is burning
And from the ashes we can build another day
But I’m frightened for your children
That the life that we are living is in vain
And the sunshine we’ve been waiting for
Will turn to rain
Listen to the tide slowly turning
Wash all our heartaches away
We’re part of the fire that is burning
And from the ashes we can build another day
But I’m frightened for your children
That the life that we are living is in vain
And the sunshine we’ve been waiting for
Will turn to rain
When the final line is over and
It’s certain that the curtain’s gonna fall
I can hide inside your sweet sweet love
For ever more
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Lyrics for the Day – Redemption Song

Lots of great covers of this reggae classic

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Old pirates, yes, they rob I
Sold I to the merchant ships
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit

But my hand was made strong
By the hand of the Almighty
We forward in this generation
Triumphantly

Won’t you help to sing
These songs of freedom?
‘Cause all I ever have
Redemption songs
Redemption songs

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
Have no fear for atomic energy
‘Cause none of them can stop the time
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look?
Some say it’s just a part of it
We’ve got to fulfill the book

Won’t you help to sing
These songs of freedom?
‘Cause all I ever have
Redemption songs
Redemption songs
Redemption songs

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our mind
Have no fear for atomic energy
‘Cause none of them can stop the time
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look?
Some say it’s just a part of it
We’ve got to fulfill the book

Won’t you help to sing
These songs of freedom?
‘Cause all I ever had
Redemption songs
All I ever had
Redemption songs
These songs of freedom
Songs of freedom

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Lyrics for the Day — More Than This

An all-time fave. Have used the lyrics numerous times — very philosophical.

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I could feel at the time
There was no way of knowing
Fallen leaves in the night
Who can say where they’re blowing?
As free as the wind
Hopefully learning
Why the sea on the tide
Has no way of turning

More than this
You know there is nothing
More than this
Tell me one thing
More than this
There is nothing

It was fun for a while
There was no way of knowing
Like a dream in the night
Who can say where we’re going
No care in the world
Maybe I’m learning
Why the sea on the tide
Has no way of turning

More than this
You know there’s nothing
More than this
Tell me one thing
More than this
No there’s nothing

More than this
Nothing
More than this
More than this
Nothing

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Lyrics for the Day — Dear Abby

Another Prine classic. You are what you are and you ain’t what you ain’t…

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Dear Abby, Dear Abby
My feet are too long
My hair’s falling out and my rights are all wrong
My friends they all tell me I’ve no friends at all
Won’t you write me a letter
Won’t you give me a call
Signed, Bewildered

Bewildered, Bewildered
You have no complaint
You are what you are
And you ain’t what you ain’t
So listen up buster and listen up good
Stop wishing for bad luck and knocking on wood

Dear Abby, Dear Abby
My fountain pen leaks
My wife hollars at me
And my kids are all freaks
Every side I get up is the wrong side of bed
If it weren’t so expensive I’d wish I were dead
Signed, Unhappy

Unhappy, Unhappy
You have no complaint
You are what you are
And you ain’t what you ain’t
So listen up buster and listen up good
Stop wishing for bad luck and knocking on wood

Dear Abby, Dear Abby
You won’t believe this
But my stomach makes noises whenever I kiss
My girlfriend tells me its all in my head
But my stomach tells me to write you instead
Signed, Noise-maker

Noise-maker, Noise-maker
You have no complaint
You are what you are
And you ain’t what you ain’t
So listen up buster and listen up good
Stop wishing for bad luck and knocking on wood

Dear Abby, Dear Abby
Well I never’d have thought
That me and my girlfriend would ever get caught
We were sitting in the back seat just shooting the breeze
With her hair up in curlers and her pants to her knees
Signed, Just Married

Just Married, Just Married
You have no complaint
You are what you are
And you ain’t what you ain’t
So listen up buster and listen up good
Stop wishing for bad luck and knocking on wood
Signed, Dear Abby

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