All time favourite non-Morrissey song

I presume this question has already been asked on this forum many times, but I would really like to know what my fellow Morrissey fans like (besides the obvious one). If it's difficult for you to put only one, you can make a top 3.

I really can't tell what my ultimate number one is, but a song that really means a lot to me is Walking on air by OMD. I love the soothing music, the lyrics and Andy's voice that express so much frustration. "I'm not as dumb as you'd like me to be" - reminds me of numerous bitter situations in my life....
 
(I should've posted this in the Other music folder. *feels like an idiot* 'Please forgive me, I am so young and inexperienced'.)
 

wolve

the sad punk
No Sting?
 

chica

v2.0
I know, shocking isn't it? :D But Nine Black Alps are eighth, so don't worry about my trashy taste dear!
 

Oh my god. it's Robby!

spontaneously luminescent
The Queen And The Soldier

by

by
Suzanne Vega

lyrics:

The soldier came knocking upon the queen's door
He said, "I am not fighting for you any more"
The queen knew she'd seen his face someplace before
And slowly she let him inside.

He said, "I've watched your palace up here on the hill
And I've wondered who's the woman for whom we all kill
But I am leaving tomorrow and you can do what you will
Only first I am asking you why."

Down in the long narrow hall he was led
Into her rooms with her tapestries red
And she never once took the crown from her head
She asked him there to sit down.

He said, "I see you now, and you are so very young
But I've seen more battles lost than I have battles won
And I've got this intuition, says it's all for your fun
And now will you tell me why?"

The young queen, she fixed him with an arrogant eye
She said, "You won't understand, and you may as well not try"
But her face was a child's, and he thought she would cry
But she closed herself up like a fan.

Andshe said, "I've swallowed a secret burning thread
It cuts me inside, and often I've bled"
He laid his hand then on top of her head
And he bowed her down to the ground.

"Tell me how hungry are you? How weak you must feel
As you are living here alone, and you are never revealed
But I won't march again on your battlefield"
And he took her to the window to see.

And the sun, it was gold, though the sky, it was gray
And she wanted more than she ever could say
But she knew how it frightened her, and she turned away
And would not look at his face again.

And he said, "I want to live as an honest man
To get all I deserve and to give all I can
And to love a young woman who I don't understand
Your highness, your ways are very strange."

But the crown, it had fallen, and she thought she would break
And she stood there, ashamed of the way her heart ached
She took him to the doorstep and she as
She would only be a moment inside.

Out in the distance her order was heard
And the soldier was killed, still waiting for her word
And while the queen went on strangeling in the solitude she preferred
The battle continued on
 
here is one of them:

THE SMALL FACES lyrics - "Tin Soldier"

I'm a little tin soldier
that wants to jump into your fire
you are a look in your eye
a dream passing by in the sky
I don't understand
all I need is treat me like a man
'cause I ain't no child
take me like I am
I got to know that I belong to you
do anything that you want to do
sing any so song that you want me to sing to you
I don't need no aggravation
I just got to make you
I just got to make you my occupation
I got to know that I belong to you
do anything that you want to do
sing any so song that you want me to sing to you
All I need is your whispered hello
smiles melting the snow
nothing heard
you eyes are deeper than time
say a love that won't rhyme without words
so now I've lost my way
I need help to show me things to say
give me your love before mine fades away
I got to know that I belong to you
do anything that you want to do
sing any so song that you want me to sing to you
oh no no
I just want some reaction
someone to give me satisfaction
all I want to do is stick with you ,'cause I love yo
 

DeliciousDemon

Ghost of the troubled Joe
currently Skin & Bones by Sundays

used to be "I want to wake up" by Pet Shop Boys

used used to be "Strangelove" by Depeche Mode

used used used to be "All of my senses" by Grant Hart

and the list goes on ..
 

Oh my god. it's Robby!

spontaneously luminescent
here is one of them:

THE SMALL FACES lyrics - "Tin Soldier"

I'm a little tin soldier
that wants to jump into your fire
you are a look in your eye
a dream passing by in the sky
I don't understand
all I need is treat me like a man
'cause I ain't no child
take me like I am
I got to know that I belong to you
do anything that you want to do
sing any so song that you want me to sing to you
I don't need no aggravation
I just got to make you
I just got to make you my occupation
I got to know that I belong to you
do anything that you want to do
sing any so song that you want me to sing to you
All I need is your whispered hello
smiles melting the snow
nothing heard
you eyes are deeper than time
say a love that won't rhyme without words
so now I've lost my way
I need help to show me things to say
give me your love before mine fades away
I got to know that I belong to you
do anything that you want to do
sing any so song that you want me to sing to you
oh no no
I just want some reaction
someone to give me satisfaction
all I want to do is stick with you ,'cause I love yo
dont like that song
i like that song
oh, thats right
you cannot see my posts...
 
dont like that song
i like that song
oh, thats right
you cannot see my posts...
i can see your posts????

Kinks :Waterloo Sunset

Dirty old river, must you keep rolling
Flowing into the night
People so busy, makes me feel dizzy
Taxi light shines so bright
But I dont need no friends
As long as I gaze on waterloo sunset
I am in paradise

Every day I look at the world from my window
But chilly, chilly is the evening time
Waterloo sunsets fine

Terry meets julie, waterloo station
Every friday night
But I am so lazy, dont want to wander
I stay at home at night
But I dont feel afraid
As long as I gaze on waterloo sunset
I am in paradise

Every day I look at the world from my window
But chilly, chilly is the evening time
Waterloo sunsets fine

Millions of people swarming like flies round waterloo underground
But terry and julie cross over the river
Where they feel safe and sound
And the dont need no friends
As long as they gaze on waterloo sunset
They are in paradise

Waterloo sunsets fine
 
for robby..

Bruce Springsteen Born To Run


In the day we sweat it out in the streets of a runaway american dream
At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines
Sprung from cages out on highway 9,
Chrome wheeled, fuel injected and steppin out over the line
Baby this town rips the bones from your back
Its a death trap, its a suicide rap
We gotta get out while were young
`cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run

Wendy let me in I wanna be your friend
I want to guard your dreams and visions
Just wrap your legs round these velvet rims
And strap your hands across my engines
Together we could break this trap
Well run till we drop, baby well never go back
Will you walk with me out on the wire
`cause baby Im just a scared and lonely rider
But I gotta find out how it feels
I want to know if love is wild, girl I want to know if love is real

Beyond the palace hemi-powered drones scream down the boulevard
The girls comb their hair in rearview mirrors
And the boys try to look so hard
The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist
I wanna die with you wendy on the streets tonight
In an everlasting kiss

The highways jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive
Everybodys out on the run tonight but theres no place left to hide
Together wendy well live with the sadness
Ill love you with all the madness in my soul
Someday girl I dont know when were gonna get to that place
Where we really want to go and well walk in the sun
But till then tramps like us baby we were born to run
 

dazzak

New Member
Listening to or watching the Stop Making Sense version of "Once In A Lifetime" is nigh on a religious experience for me, so probably that. Has to be in the right setting, though.
 
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