Ten Songs out of this World. Including insightful lyrics.

I felt mentally tired on the train from London Paddington to Totnes after full-on teachings/travel in Germany for 18 days. Out of the daypack, I dug out my mobile phone, earphones and played around 10 rock songs listening to insightful lyrics, on Spotify.

Wow. The music released buckets of mental energy. I felt refreshed for the rest of the journey  home.

Here are 10 Rock Songs I listened to (no particular order):

1. Pink Floyd. Wish You Were Here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tGO1Y4FGpI

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from hell?
Blue skies from pain?
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

2. Tom Petty. Learn to Fly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5BJXwNeKsQ

I’m learning to fly, but I ain’t got wings
Coming down is the hardest thing

Well, the good ol’ days may not return
And the rocks might melt and the sea may burn

3. Losing my Religion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwtdhWltSIg

That’s me in the corner
That’s me in the spot-light
Losing my religion
Trying to keep up with you
And I don’t know if I can do it
Oh no I’ve said too much
I haven’t said enough

4. I Can’t Dance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNJVFloPIVA

I can’t talk
Only thing about me is the way I walk
I can’t dance
I can’t sing
I’m just standing here selling everything

5. Don’t Look Back in Anger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8OipmKFDeM

Slip inside the eye of your mind
Don’t you know you might find
A better place to play
You said that you’d never been
But all the things that you’ve seen
Slowly fade away

6. Eagle Eye Cherry. Save Tonight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nntd2fgMUYw

Well we know I’m going away
And how I wish, I wish it weren’t so
So take this wine and drink with me
And let’s delay our misery

Save tonight and fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow, tomorrow I’ll be gone

7. Rod Stewart. Sailing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOt3oQ_k008

We are sailing, we are sailing
Home again
‘Cross the sea
We are sailing
Stormy waters
To be near you
To be free

8. Yusuf Cat Stevens. Where Do the Children Play?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xunG9jWd1TY

Well I think it’s fine, building jumbo planes
Or taking a ride on a cosmic train
Switch on summer from a slot machine
Yes, get what you want to if you want
Cause you can get anything

I know we’ve come a long way
We’re changing day to day
But tell me, where do the children play?

9. Neil Young. Old Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An2a1_Do_fc

Old man, look at my life
I’m a lot like you were
Old man, look at my life
I’m a lot like you were

Old man, look at my life
Twenty four and there’s so much more
Live alone in a paradise
That makes me think of two

10. George Harrison. My Sweet Lord

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swje_zoG1mU

My sweet Lord
Hm, my Lord
Hm, my Lord

I really want to see you
Really want to be with you
Really want to see you, Lord
But it takes so long, my Lord

My sweet Lord
Hm, my Lord
Hm, my Lord

ENJOY.



  • I wonder if Christopher was travelling because someone said wish you were here.

    Had he been like a rolling stone and was he on the train ticking away the moments that make up a dull day?

    Did he look out the window and see a long black cloud coming down and think it’s a hard rain’s gonna fall? Was the coming storm like a great gig in the sky? ?

    Did the sound of the wheels feel like a freight train runnin through the middle of his head? Or was it more like a peace train?

    Was it night on his arrival and gettin’ dark, much too dark to see? Was the night starless and bible black?

    On arrival did he have to walk down a long and winding road in his famous blue raincoat and think feet don’t fail me now, take me to that finish line? Or did he get a little help from his friends?


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