The following is some of my favorite song lyrics/quotes that I have a fondness for. Most of these lyrics have personal meaning to me, some create a since of nostalgia, while others just put a good thought in my mind. While reading some of these you have to forget about the song and just read the words I type. This is the way they make me feel. You might experience something completely different than I do but that is the beauty of the human mind, heart, and soul...interpretation, feeling, and emotion. Enjoy. 1. Young man sittin' in an old mans bar, waitin' for his time to die. Broadway-Goo Goo Dolls -Sometimes I feel this way. I'm a young guy doing old guy things.. Living an old mans life. In some ways I feel I have let the world/life pass me by. 2. If I could share our lives would I disappoint your memories? I spend my nights imagining your face. your touch...... then I realize I don’t even know your name. Only Lonely-Hootie & the Blowfish -Just a good tune. 3. I tried to drown my troubles, but my troubles learned to swim. U2 -I have a problem with dealing with my emotions head on. I bury them so the people on the outside will not see them. I am slowly learning that I cannot hide from myself. 4. Shadow and shape mix together at dawn. By the time you catch them the simplicity is gone. David Crosby -Something so beautiful and simple can be ruined by over analyzing it. 5. And you can’t find the tears that aint coming or the moment of truth in your lies when everything feels like the movies Yeah, you bleed just to know your alive. Iris-Go Go Dolls -These words say a lot about me. Doing the job that I do, I have become numb to most of my emotions. This is good and bad....good in the sense that you cant see the things I have and expect to take all that emotion in and be able to deal with it without some form of release...bad in the sense that I have become numb. You want to cry for a hurt child but cant, lie to someone that’s in a car wreck that you know is going to die but while holding their hand you tell them everything is going to be fine. Out of everything in life, this scares me the most.....what is life with no emotion. 6. Seems like salvation only comes in your dreams. Nine Inch Nails -I have come to believe that the only time I am at peace with myself is when I sleep. 7. You pay a toll to get to Heaven, but on the road to Hell there is none. Blood Hound Gang -I know this line has a heavy religious tone but this is what I see............ I have worked hard to get where I'm at and I never took any short cuts and I have paid my my price, be it good or bad. The only constant is I did it myself with no handouts. 8. It's time for us as people to start making some changes Let's change the way we eat, Lets change the way we live and let's change the way we treat each other. You see the old way wasn't working so it's on us to do what we gotta do. 2-Pac-Changes -I'm not going to comment but this speaks tons about what we as mankind need to do. 9. I've been beaten I've been stabbed I've been hung I've been buried alive and I can deal with that. Alice Cooper -I have been through a lot in my twenty-six years and I used to let things that that happened then get me down now. I have come to realize that all those things have made me the good person I am today. Anything that is put in my path I can handle. 10. I'm dying of thirst in the middle of the ocean. Styx-Man in the Wilderness -People are surrounded by things that are very close to what they need, but not close enough. 11. Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes. Billy Joel-Say Goodbye to Hollywood -When you break it down to its simplest form this is all life really is. 12. Don’t let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy. Eagles-Take it easy -Ever set and ponder about things it they seem to consume you.....I do. 13. Out on the road today, I saw a "Deadhead" sticker on a Cadillac. A little voice inside my head said, "Don’t look back. You can never look back". Don Henly-The Boys of Summer -This line reminds me to always look forward to the future and not to dwell on the past. 14. You look into the eyes of the man above you. I was the one who tried to love you. Alice Cooper-Love is a Loaded Gun. -I hate it when people purposely want what’s bad for them, especially when a much better choice is obviously there. 15. And as the sunlight faded, I spoke to the faintest first starlight and I said.....next time....next time..... We'll get it right. Bob Seger-Roll Me Away -These words empower me..no matter how many times I fail...I will overcome if I just keep trying. 16. Its not a question, but a lesson learned in time. Green Day-Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) -I think this may be the best way to describe life. 17. I close my eyes, only for a moment and the moments gone. Kansas-Dust in the Wind -This is a depressing yet very rational lyric...Never let anything you want pass you by. 18. I have become comfortably numb. Pink Floyd-Comfortably Numb -With the hurt emotions and angry feelings I have seen/caused sometimes I think I have become numb to other peoples feelings. 19. I will choose a path that’s clear.... I will choose free will. Rush-Free Will -I am the one that controls my life..my destiny. I am the one responsible for my actions. 20. If you said goodbye to me tonight, there would still be music left to write. Billy Joel-The Longest Time -After someone/something close to you is gone the memories remain. 21. Now whatever happened Tuesday is oh so slow Goin' down the old mine with a transistor radio. Standin' in a sunlight laughing hidin' behind a rainbow wall slippin' and a sliddin' yeah all along the water fall Van Morrison-Brown Eyed Girl -Although this is a great song I have a confession. For the longest time I misunderstood the lyrics and below is what I thought was said.... "Now whatever happened Tuesday is so slow Going down with the old man with a transistor radio standing in the sun light laughing hidin' behind a rainbow wall........." -Now this is what I'm going to comment on (the misunderstood lyrics). When I think of this it makes me happy because in my minds eye this is what I see.....An old town with a view looking down main street. Old 1960's buildings on each side. A 70 year old black man with rough skin, tired eyes, gray hair, and a Grandfather aura about him standing inthe middle of the road. He is wearing stained blue jean overalls with a white t-shirt. He has on an old button up work shirt with the sleeves rolled up to his forearms. He is holding an old radio and just looking straight at you smiling. Even though you can look at him and tell he has had a hard life he is very happy. One day I am going to commission a painter to paint this scene and hang it in my house. 22. Day after day I'm more confused So I look for the light in the pouring rain. You know that’s a game that I hate to lose I'm feeling the strain, aint it a shame. Dobie Gray-Drift Away -I'm the type of person that never lets anything get them down. I try to see the best in every situation no matter how bad it is. Sometimes it’s hard to do and I do feel the strain but I can do it because even the worst things have to have a little good in it........right. 23. And when my mind is free, You know a melody can move me. Dobie Gray-Drift Away -If you have taken the time to read all this, then you should understand that this is what it’s all about. When I feel the need to relax and need to free my mind I can put on a good tune and drift away.