Greatest song in the world tribute

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Greatest song in the world....tribute

I have just watched the Tenacious D 'tribute' video for the umpteenth time, but it got me thinking (or in Mr Robin Parson's case..thunking) what IS the greatest song in the world? In your opinion anyway. (could be song OR piece of music for the classical fans)

IMHO, the greatest song i have heard is "The Great Escape" by Marillion.
 
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Sweet Child O'mine

But you knew i was gonna say that.
 

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There are two songs that mean a lot to me, they helped me through the time preparing to depart to the US..

1) I WOULD STAY by KREZIP, it is a young Dutch pop-group, the song is really up-beat, but reflective. Basically I was feeling guilty to my parents, so that explains the song :)
2) IT'S MY LIFE by JON BON JOVI, also self explanatory :)


KREZIP
I WOULD STAY

If this is true, I thought then, what will I think
Will I stay but rather I would get away
I’m scared that I won’t find a thing
And afraid that I’ll turn out to be alone, but i

I have to learn, have to try, have to trust I have to cry
Have to see, have to know that I can be myself, yeah

And if I could I would stay
And if they’re not, not in my way
I’ll stare here in the distance
But I’ll grow up to be just like you, yeah
I’ll grow up to be just like you, yeah

I see it all I’m sure but
Do I know what’s right
I thought I knew but it turns out the other way
I am scared that I won’t find a thing
And afraid that I’ll turn out to be alone, but i

I have to learn, have to try, have to trust I have to cry
I have to see, have to know that I can be myself

And if I could I would stay
And if they’re not not in my way
I’ll stare here in the distance
But I’ll grow up to be just like you, yeah
I’ll grow up to be just like you

I want to tell you
Why would I try to
You are all that I can see now
Why would I try to

And I want to tell you
Why would I try to
You are all I can see now
I know I’ll try to

I have to learn, have to try, have to trust I have to cry
I have to see, have to know that I can be myself

But if I could, yeah, I would stay
And if they’re not, not in my way
I’ll stare here in the distance
But I’ll grow up to be just like you, yeah
I’ll grow up to be just like you
Like you
JON BON JOVI
IT'S MY LIFE

This ain't a song for the broken-hearted
A silent prayer for the faith-departed
I ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd
You're gonna hear my voice
When I shout it out loud

Chorus:
It's my life
It's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just wanna live while I'm alive
It's my life

This is for the ones who stood their ground
For Tommy and Gina who never backed down
Tomorrow's getting harder make no mistake
Luck ain't even lucky
Got to make your own breaks

Chorus:
It's my life
And it's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I'm alive
'Cause it's my life

Better stand tall when they're calling you out
Don't bend, don't break, baby, don't back down

Chorus:
It's my life
And it's now or never
'Cause I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I'm alive

Chorus:
It's my life
And it's now or never
'Cause I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I'm alive
'Cause it's my life!
 

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"Subterfuge" by Barnabas.

"The course of world insanities rests chiefly on the few,

Whose self-inflicted vanitites require your servitude.

Days of lies and subterfuge are times most opportune,

To drain the living attitude from those who feel entombed.

A species cannot tolerate predation from within,

With power indiscriminate, lack of discipline."
 

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Two of my favorites are by a Texas musician named Shake Russell. "Deep in the West" and "Two Silver Hearts". He is often INCORRECTLY listed under country music because his songs have been recorded by Waylon Jennings, Clint Black, etc... but his music is NOT country. I used to watch him at a jazz club back in Houston.

Deep in the West

Deep in the West where the tall mountains grow
I've gone home
Where the heaven above turns red from the fire
Down below

Are you listening to me when I'm talking to you
Said together we're one, divided we're through

Silver friend at night, yellow friend you come
With the dawn
Back in my heart, I've been drying my eyes
See me run

So you hang onto me, and I'll hang on to you
Said together we're one, divided we're through

Refusing to talk, I suppose that it's all
For loves sake
And learning to give, that's important
Before you can take from me

Are you listening to me when I'm talking to you
Said together we're one, divided we're through

So hang onto me, and I'll hang on to you
Said together we're one, divided we're through

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I don't have all the lyrics to "Two Silver Hearts", but it is a beautiful song about a couple very much in love growing old together. It talks about them being life long friends...melts my heart every time I hear it.
 

jimmy p

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Seeing as we are posting lyrics too....

Marillion - The Great Escape

Heading for the great escape
Heading for the rave
Heading for the permanent holiday
Heading for the winter trip
Heading for the slide
Heading for the dignified walk away
Heading for the open road
Goodbye to all that
Heading for the automatic overload
Standing in the open boat
Standing in the swing
Waiting for the ringing and the bright light
Waiting to be recognised
Quiet applause will do
They shower you with flowers when they bury you
You're holdin on
You're holdin on......

Just when I thought I'd seen the last of you
You come here scratchin' at my door
Your pain and anger's in the howling dark
Of every corridor I walk
So tell me more
About the love that you rejected
Tell me more about the trust you disrespected
I still don't know
Why did you hurt the very one
Why did you hurt the very one that you should have protected?

Don't ask me why I'm doing this
You wouldn't understand
You're asking the wrong questions
You couldn't understand
A bridge is not a high place
The fifty-second floor
Icarus would know
A mountain isn't far to fall
When you've fallen from the moon
There's murder on the street
I'm ashes on the water now
Somewhere far away
I have fallen
Fallen
From the moon
Falling...
 
Go With The Flow - Queens of the Stone Age

Get it at Kazaa now :smile:
 
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Bohemian Rhapsody- Queen, I believe this song is brilliant, many critics have nominated this as "the best song in the world" because of its eclectic nature.
 
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THRASHER by Neil Young
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They were hiding behind hay bales,
They were planting in the full moon
They had given all they had for something new
But the light of day was on them,
They could see the thrashers coming
And the water shone like diamonds in the dew.

And I was just getting up, hit the road before it's light
Trying to catch an hour on the sun
When I saw those thrashers rolling by,
Looking more than two lanes wide
I was feelin' like my day had just begun.

Where the eagle glides ascending
There's an ancient river bending
Down the timeless gorge of changes
Where sleeplessness awaits
I searched out my companions,
Who were lost in crystal canyons
When the aimless blade of science
Slashed the pearly gates.

It was then I knew I'd had enough,
Burned my credit card for fuel
Headed out to where the pavement turns to sand
With a one-way ticket to the land of truth
And my suitcase in my hand
How I lost my friends I still don't understand.

They had the best selection,
They were poisoned with protection
There was nothing that they needed,
Nothing left to find
They were lost in rock formations
Or became park bench mutations
On the sidewalks and in the stations
They were waiting, waiting.

So I got bored and left them there,
They were just deadweight to me
Better down the road without that load
Brings back the time when I was eight or nine
I was watchin' my mama's T.V.,
It was that great Grand Canyon rescue episode.

Where the vulture glides descending
On an asphalt highway bending
Thru libraries and museums, galaxies and stars
Down the windy halls of friendship
To the rose clipped by the bullwhip
The motel of lost companions
Waits with heated pool and bar.

But me I'm not stopping there,
Got my own row left to hoe
Just another line in the field of time
When the thrashers comes, I'll be stuck in the sun
Like the dinosaurs in shrines
But I'll know the time has come
To give what's mine.
 

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I have over 1,000 albums, and you want me to pick ONE SONG???? I'd have trouble picking one CASE OF DISCS!

- Warren
 

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Well, maybe I can pick a few. Humm. U2's "Where the Streets Have No Names" is certainly one of best, I think....

- Warren
 

jimmy p

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Originally posted by chroot
I have over 1,000 albums, and you want me to pick ONE SONG???? I'd have trouble picking one CASE OF DISCS!

- Warren
*jealous* I only have about 100 cds...but then im only 18..

Well, maybe I can pick a few. Humm. U2's "Where the Streets Have No Names" is certainly one of best, I think....
thats a pretty cool song, i like a lot of U2's stuff :smile:
 
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Originally posted by chroot
Well, maybe I can pick a few. Humm. U2's "Where the Streets Have No Names" is certainly one of best, I think....

- Warren
Great pick!

I'd also add "Love Rescue Me" from U2's Rattle and Hum album.
 
beethoven's 5th and or 9th symphonies
 
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Call me weird, but I think Mozart's Requiem is great...

And yeah, Beethoven's 9th Symphony is also one of my favourites.
 
impossible
I couldn't even pick my favorite song from each genre, and comparing/contrasting songs from different genres is unfair and unrealistic.

I MIGHT be able to narrow down by picking my top ten eongs from each genre for each decade in the 20th century and leave classical out of it altogether, but even that would be a helluva undertaking.

I never understood how anyone could have a "favorite song of all time" (or any other art, for that matter).
 

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