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The best song of all time

By maxwell edison ·
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What's your nomination for the best song of all time, and why? Here's mine.

Graham Nash wrote this song for, and/or about, his good friend, David Crosby, who found himself wasting his life (both literally and figuratively) on his way to wherever he was headed. This could certainly apply to a lot of us, and Graham Nash puts the very thought-provoking message to a very catchy tune. Ironically enough, my nomination for the second best song of all time, is one also written by Graham Nash, Teach Your Children.

Wasted on the Way:

[Intro. (Acoustic Guitar and Electric Piano)]

Look around me
I can see my life before me
Running rings around the way it used to be

I am older now
I have more than what I wanted
But I wish that I had started long before I did

And there's so much time to make up everywhere you turn
Time we have wasted on the way
So much water moving underneath the bridge
Let the water come and carry us away

[Instrumental (Fiddle)]

Oh, when you were young
Did you question all the answers
Did you envy all the dancers who had all the nerve

Look around you now
You must go for what you wanted
Look at all my friends who did and got what they deserved

So much time to make up everywhere you turn
Time we have wasted on the way
So much water moving underneath the bridge
Let the water come and carry us away

So much love to make up everywhere you turn
Love we have wasted on the way
So much water moving underneath the bridge
Let the water come and carry us away
Let the water come and carry us away

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Too dependant on the now

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to The best song of all time

No that's not a song as far as I know, good title though.
Potential nominations dependant on my mood
You cause as much sorrow, Sinead O' Connor
Led Zep's No Quarter
Answer Me (Frankie Laine's version)
Ozzie's No More Tears
The Madrigal By Toyah Wilcox
Rammstein's Mutter
T-Rex's Ride a White Swan

Being a mercurial sort of chap the list could be different tomorrow

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SoundGarden

by ddevans888 In reply to Too dependant on the now

I think "I Fell on Black Days" is appropriate for this forum:)
Nordite

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Guns N Roses sweet child of mine

by zlitocook In reply to The best song of all time

She's got a smile that it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything
Was as fresh as the bright blue sky
Now and then when I see her face
She takes me away to that special place
And if I'd stare too long
I'd probably break down and cry


Sweet child o' mine
Sweet love of mine


She's got eyes of the bluest skies
As if they thought of rain
I hate to look into those eyes
And see an ounce of pain
Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place
Where as a child I'd hide
And pray for the thunder
And the rain
To quietly pass me by


Sweet child o' mine
Sweet love of mine


Where do we go
Where do we go now
Where do we go
Sweet child o' mine
Or Alice Coopers Schools out

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OMG

by Oz_Media In reply to Guns N Roses sweet child ...

You ARE joking right?

Nasal Rose? That loser couldn't write his name, yet alone a decent song!

What's funny, or maybe not so funny, is that everytime you go camping (on public camping days long weekends and such in teh middle of summer) there's always some wingnut who thinks pulling up and cranking GNR is actually cool.

Don't let that be you, the last bunch probably spent a few hundred bucks to get towed out.

As for Alice, well that's acceptable. But GNR haven't even got out of diapers, and never will now. Kiddie pop. I still remember them getting booed off the stage when they warmed up for Iron Maiden, a long interlude but silence was better then them TRYING to play live.

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Well Iron Maiden

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to OMG

fans would n't appreciate good music.
Tee Hee

Actually I don't mind Appetite For Destruction for a bit of easy listening. Sort of filling between Reign In Blood and Kill'em All.

Good thread though made me think, candidate for best album for lyrics ever ..

Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska, which I'm listening to now.
Atlantic City, magical song.

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I thought about

by jck In reply to Well Iron Maiden

putting "Metallica - Ride the Lightning" in my list...

but, I figured I'd get the same thing Oz gave for the GnR reference

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Nobody with any taste in music

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to I thought about

would have a problem with Ride The Lightning, Kill'em All or Master And Puppets.
Mobody with any taste in music would anything but problems with any of the pretentious garbage they've come out with after them.

My favourite segue Call of Cthulu -> Damage Inc. Happened by accident but it's brilliant.

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yeah

by jck In reply to Nobody with any taste in ...

early Metallica is some great stuff. I used to be a storm chaser and FEMA volunteer in Oklahoma. Chased tornadoes with my buddy riding shotgun with a video camera...and...Ride The Lightning playing in the cassette deck.

It was wicked chasing supercells at 10pm in the pitch black with lightning going of with Metallica playing on the stereo.

It really did fit the atmosphere...no pun intended.

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When I turn up that sort of music

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to yeah

About the biggest danger is running out of alcohol or getting beaten up by the Noise Abatement Society.

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Dear God

by jck In reply to yeah

We should get a bunch of us together sometime to listen to Metallica and drink and see if we can get chastised for our listening habits.

That would be fun. Not to mention it would be fine company.

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