Most touching poem, song, or except that evoked your feelings?

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No, you're never too old to Rock'n'Roll if you're too young to
die.
(And exactly this is my favourite part of the song)

Yes, this is an anthological song.

For me, it's many many songs. But here is one which I adore, it's Going to California by Led Zeppelin:

Spent my days with a woman unkind, Smoked my stuff and drank all my wine.
Made up my mind to make a new start, Going To California with an aching in my heart.
Someone told me there's a girl out there with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.
Took my chances on a big jet plane, never let them tell you that they're all the same.
The sea was red and the sky was grey, wondered how tomorrow could ever follow today.
The mountains and the canyons started to tremble and shake
as the children of the sun began to awake.

Seems that the wrath of the Gods
Got a punch on the nose and it started to flow;
I think I might be sinking.
Throw me a line if I reach it in time
I'll meet you up there where the path
Runs straight and high.

To find a queen without a king,
They say she plays guitar and cries and sings... la la la
Ride a white mare in the footsteps of dawn
Tryin' to find a woman who's never, never, never been born.
Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams,
Telling myself it's not as hard, hard, hard as it seems.

(related to my new avatar, as well :tongue:)
 
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I have always loved this - it really puts things into a different perspective. I also really like movies, so the visuals accompanying this make this reading of Pale Blue Dot so much more potent.

 
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  • #53
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"I am a rock" - by Simon and Garfunkel :

---
A winters day
In a deep and dark december;
I am alone,
Gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.
I am a rock,
I am an island.
Ive built walls,
A fortress deep and mighty,
That none may penetrate.
I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain.
Its laughter and its loving I disdain.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

Dont talk of love,
But Ive heard the words before;
Its sleeping in my memory.
I wont disturb the slumber of feelings that have died.
If I never loved I never would have cried.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

I have my books
And my poetry to protect me;
I am shielded in my armor,
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb.
I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

And a rock feels no pain;
And an island never cries.
---


"Vincent" - by Don Mclean :

***
Starry
starry night
paint your palette blue and grey

look out on a summer's day
with eyes that know the
darkness in my soul.
Shadows on the hills
sketch the trees and the daffodils

catch the breeze and the winter chills

in colors on the snowy linen land.
And now I understand what you tried to say to me

how you suffered for your sanity
how you tried to set them free.
They would not listen
they did not know how

perhaps they'll listen now.

Starry
starry night
flaming flo'rs that brightly blaze

swirling clouds in violet haze reflect in
Vincent's eyes of China blue.
Colors changing hue
morning fields of amber grain

weathered faces lined in pain
are soothed beneath the artist's
loving hand.
And now I understand what you tried to say to me

how you suffered for your sanity
how you tried to set them free.
perhaps they'll listen now.

For they could not love you
but still your love was true

and when no hope was left in sight on that starry
starry night.
You took your life
as lovers often do;
But I could have told you
Vincent
this world was never
meant for one
as beautiful as you.

Starry
starry night
portraits hung in empty halls

frameless heads on nameless walls
with eyes
that watch the world and can't forget.
Like the stranger that you've met

the ragged men in ragged clothes

the silver thorn of bloddy rose
lie crushed and broken
on the virgin snow.
And now I think I know what you tried to say to me

how you suffered for your sanity

how you tried to set them free.
They would not listen
they're not
list'ning still
perhaps they never will.

***

"Annachie Gordon" by Loreena Mckennitt :

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Harking is bonny and there lives my love
My heart lies on him and cannot remove
It cannot remove for all that I have done
And I never will forget my love Annachie
For Annachie Gordon he's bonny and he's bright
He'd entice any woman that e'er he saw
He'd entice any woman and so he has done me
And I never will forget my love Annachie.


Down came her father and he's standing at the door
Saying Jeannie you are trying the tricks of a whore
You care nothing for a man who cares so much for thee
You must marry Lord Sultan and leave Annachie
For Annachie Gordon is barely but a man
Although he may be pretty but where are his lands
The Sultan's lands are broad and his towers they run high
You must marry Lord Sultan and leave Annachie.


With Annachie Gordon I beg for my bread
And before I marry Sultan his gold to my head
With gold to my head and straight down to my knees
And I'll die if I don't get my love Annachie
And you who are my parents to church you may me bring
But unto Lord Sultan I'll never bear a son
To a son or a daughter I'll never bow my knee
And I'll die if I don't get my love Annachie.


Jeannie was married and from church was brought home
When she and her maidens so merry should have been
When she and her maidens so merry should have been
She goes into her chamber and cries all alone.


Come to my bed my Jeannie my honey and my sweet
To stile you my mistress it would be so sweet
Be it mistress or Jeanne it's all the same to me
But in your bed Lord Sultan I never will lie
And down came her father and he's spoken with reknownSaying you who are her maidens
Go loosen up her gowns
And she fell down to the floor
And straight down to his knee saying
Father look I'm dying for my love Annachie.


The day that Jeanne married was the day that Jeannie died
And the day that young Annachie came home on the tide
And down came her maidens all wringing of their hands
Saying oh it's been so long, you've been so long on the sands
So long on the sands, so long on the flood
They have married your Jeannie and now she lies dead.


You who are her maidens come take me by the hand
And lead me to the chamber where my love she lies in
And he kissed her cold lips till his heart it turned to stone
And he died in the chamber where his love she lies in.

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Poetry - second the posting on Ulysses (Tennyson).

Prose - I remember being very touched by one of those chain email things about motherhood (I think), can't find the exact text.
 
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I don't have one particular song that moves me. It depends on the circumstances at that particular moment. If I'm melancholy or lonely I like listening to Sade 'By Your Side' or Norah Jones 'Don't Know Why'. I like soothing, breathy female vocals for some reason.

I posted Metallica 'Unforgiven' and Pantera 'Cemetery Gates' in the best songs thread. I like to listen to them when I'm angry. I'm an anarchist at heart, but I try to be nice about it. When I hear them I often think about when I was 10.

For humor I like Adam Sandler 'Ode to my Car', Lou Reed 'Sex With Your Parents' and anything by Zappa. I'll leave yous to look up the links on your own if you care to read or listen to them. They might not be appropriate for posting.

That sums the bulk of my emotional states, unfortunately.
 
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Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody struck a chord (or used to); I found the sentiments it expressed comparable to those in Camus's novel The Stranger.
 
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well this one by Sarah Mclachlan has been getting to me lately- But I have many- anyhow heres the link:

We did a ballet dance to the song Angel. That was really good
 
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Shadows Fall - Another Hero Lost
I'll never leave you
but Fate has come to silence me
darkness is all that I see
I cannot reach you
And soon the earth will cover me
its become so hard to breathe

Forever...is waiting
The final steps your taking
Will soon be buried in the sand

And all of the battles they say we won
They leave another thousand lives undone
Another thousand lives

Forever...is waiting
The final steps your taking
Will soon be buried in the sand

You're gone but not forgot
Another Hero lost
The sorrow builds with every passing
All the lessons that you taught
And all the light you brought
Lives on in the eyes of your son
(Solo)

Forever...is waiting
The final steps your taking
Will soon be buried in the sand

You're gone but not forgot
Another Hero lost
The sorrow builds with every passing
All the lessons that you taught
And all the light you brought
Lives on in the eyes of your son


Its good that it avoids all the political garbage and just focuses on the struggles.
But its a very emotional song. Made one of my friends break down. She has a cousin in Iraq.
 
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