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Night Owls: Haunting Lyrics

There are some songs that stay with you forever because the lyrics are chilling yet underneath have beautiful meaning. It really is true that sometimes it takes a disturbed yet gifted mind to create what we call music. Tell us the lyrics that have stuck with you.

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94 Responses to “Night Owls: Haunting Lyrics”


  1. 1 vitaminlover
    July 18, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Music is truly good for the soul.

  2. 3 COS
    July 18, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Hello UT.

  3. 5 MightyPamela
    July 18, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Hey, vl, and cos. Running in a cool third!!! πŸ™‚

  4. 6 Dudette
    July 18, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Masterful post UT! [courtsey] πŸ˜€

  5. 9 Dudette
    July 18, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    h/t desertflower

  6. 10 Lynn
    July 18, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Thank you for this place Queenie Chips,

    I h;ave to go away now. 0388 knows why.

  7. 13 Dudette
    July 18, 2013 at 10:06 pm

  8. 15 vitaminlover
    July 18, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    I love “Always and Forever”

  9. 19 Dudette
    July 18, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Parkour Goat Scales a Wall to Jump a Fence πŸ™‚

  10. 20 vitaminlover
    July 18, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    I love “I Can See Clearly Now”.

  11. 24 Dudette
    July 18, 2013 at 10:10 pm

  12. 25 Dudette
    July 18, 2013 at 10:13 pm

  13. 26 Dudette
    July 18, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    For Lynn

  14. July 18, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Well done, UT, as always. Provocative and substantial.

    Have reflected on numerous ‘lyrics’ that have ‘stuck’ with me over the years ranging from opera and choral to folk, rock, etc. What jumped to mind immediately, and not because I’ve ever thought of it in the context you outline, is ….

    … and, we certainly better get much better at ‘taking care’ of everyone …

    Yes We Can

  15. 34 vitaminlover
    July 18, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Love “Handel’s Messiah’ as performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir–yes the whole deal!

  16. 41 Dudette
    July 18, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Flogging Molly ~ Float

  17. 42 Jovie
    July 18, 2013 at 10:27 pm

  18. 44 arkluvspbo
    July 18, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Hey UTaustinliberal, check these videos out, they are very haunting, I’m sorry but I don’t know how to link…is there anything special I need to do?
    1) The Empty’s Response,, John Frusciante
    2) Waiting for the Night, by Depeche Mode

  19. 53 hopefruit2
    July 18, 2013 at 10:39 pm

  20. 55 arapaho415
    July 18, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Layla suggested that I bring this over for discussion on the Night Owl thread.

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED MOVIE:
    β€œIts leading figures are African-American, and in one case African-Asian-American, and some (not all) of their stories involve unfair barriers they faced. But I know that if I were watching this movie in Shanghai or Yokohama or Berlin I’d want to say to any foreigners who would listen, This is America! Look how great and capacious it is, and how great and talented these singers are, and β€” again β€” how remarkable it is that the β€œus” of the American identity bears such clear marks of all the different people who, despite inevitable friction, come together and pursue their hopes here.”

    See trailer embedded in tweet. Looks amazing to me!

  21. 58 arapaho415
    July 18, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    And this cracked me up.

  22. 64 Dudette
    July 18, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    LEGEND!!!

  23. 66 Dudette
    July 18, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Bonus! πŸ˜€

  24. July 18, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    They say, it’s a waste, a waste of water
    Don’t let it run through the cracks
    You roll it like a wave, a wall of water
    Slides right off your back
    By the way, you’ll be happy just to learn
    I’ve given up on you
    By the way, you’ll be happy just to learn
    I’ve given up on you, given up on you
    Down to the river, the river I run
    Down to the river, the river I run
    Point my face to the water
    My feet to the sun

    They say, you have your ways
    Your ways about you, beautiful lips tell lies
    I’m going through a phase
    Like a moon without you howling to cold black skies
    By the way, you’ll be happy just to learn
    I’ve given up on you
    By the way, you’ll be happy just to learn
    I’ve given up on you, given up on you

    Down to the river, the river I run
    Down to the river, the river I run
    Point my face to the water
    My feet to the sun
    By the way, you’ll be happy just to learn
    I’ve given up on you, given up on you

    Down to the river, the river I run
    Down to the river, the river I run
    Point my face to the water
    My feet to the sun
    Down to the river, the river I run
    Down to the river, the river I run
    Point my face to the water
    My feet to the Sun

  25. 68 Dudette
    July 18, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    My Pretend Husband Sting

  26. July 18, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Hello Night Owls…

    Reaching back on this one – Children of the Night – The Stylistics

  27. July 18, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    If I Could…Regina Belle

  28. July 18, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Isn’t faith believing all power can’t be seen?
    Josh Groban – To where you are

  29. 77 desertflower
    July 18, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Well, well, well!! Looky here!

    http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2013/07/18/2317621/ice-closes-arizona-deportation-cases/

    In Major Blow To Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Federal Government Cancels Scores Of Deportations In Arizona

    Bite it, Joe!

    • 78 lockewasright
      July 18, 2013 at 11:46 pm

      BOOM!!! I can’t stand that sack of crap. I have U.S war vet coworkers who were born as American as anyone ever has been that have been harassed by his thugs because they are of latino heritage.

  30. 79 Dudette
    July 18, 2013 at 11:27 pm

  31. 80 Dudette
    July 18, 2013 at 11:29 pm

  32. 84 lockewasright
    July 18, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    This song written by a man who was an outcast as he grew up, rejected by the cool kids for his obesity and bookishness haunts me. I can’t help but feel like his is letting a sustained bitter hurt go as he identifies with Cyrano De Bergerac

  33. 85 Dudette
    July 18, 2013 at 11:40 pm

  34. 86 vitaminlover
    July 18, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    has anyone heard any updates about Wills and Kate’s baby? Haven’t seen a thing.

  35. 89 theo67
    July 18, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    This song came up in a recent musical interlude a few months ago – love it – and this particular video. Beautiful words with a haunting tune.


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