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theholycow
10-08-2009, 05:15 PM
Have you ever looked up songs on songmeanings.net?

Here's a really interesting one..."Cumbersome" by 7 Mary 3. It's a great song and I got to wondering what the lyrics actually were, then when I read them I had to find out what the hell they mean. It's quite sad, really, and kinda profound.
http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/64030

theholycow
10-18-2009, 02:12 PM
This one isn't on that site. Proud Souls by Jason Boland:

I got drunk by myself last night
they say it's no way to make things right
I just didn't have anything better to do.
The dog was asleep on the living room rug and
I watched a show about crime and drugs,
punished a bottle of Jager until it was through.

I don't care that I can't sleep
I'd just as soon stay up all week
I might get some things done while others dream.
The heater broke and the room got cold
and my knees and ankles say I'm gettin' old
the phone finally rang but it wasn't for me.

If everyone was together
I guess no one would be alone
Life's a lot of trade offs in the end.
Somewhere in the fields of heather
The proud souls laugh and they love together
somewhere between passion and losing friends

Sleep finally came but I woke up alone
my head was next to the telephone
I gave the sun a cussin' as I drew the shades.
One thing that seems always true
is when I'm hung over the sky is blue
A rough night for me will make a hell of a day.

I believe in ghosts and democracy
and that each man should leave his legacy
be that mans work great or be it small.
I don't believe in everything like
the designated hitter or that diamond rings
will make love last forever for one and all.

'Cause if everyone should be together
then why are so many left alone
Life's a lot of trade offs in the end.
Somewhere in the fields of heather
The proud souls laugh and they love together
somewhere between passion and losing friends

I guess it doesn't mean much, but it doesn't really make sense. It's mostly about getting drunk but I have no clue why the transition from a narrative about being drunk to opining on togetherness and proud souls, or what "somewhere between passion and losing friends" means. I also don't get why he talks about what he doesn't believe in. I guess the bit about the designated hitter means he prefers NL to AL, and maybe the diamond ring bit refers to a broken marriage (possibly the one he's drinking about).

...actually, maybe the whole thing is about getting drunk because of the failed marriage. That would explain the stuff about togetherness...

JayBo
10-19-2009, 07:21 PM
Wow. Cumbersome is the only song I sing with our band....

stonehenge
10-19-2009, 08:27 PM
I love Cumbersome.

JayBo
10-19-2009, 08:30 PM
As do I.
I don't like singing in front of ppl usually. THey said I had the voice for that song.
And other Staind songs....

:shrug:

stonehenge
10-19-2009, 08:40 PM
fHxNR_M0M6Q
:imo

JayBo
10-19-2009, 08:43 PM
imo + 75 x 5