These are just some favourite quotes from poems and lyrics. For various reasons they mean something to me.

Yesterday is already a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision.
But today well lived
Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.

How blind you are,
You who tread cities underfoot, that throw
Temples down to desolation, lay waste
The mighty tombs where lie
The Ancient Dead, You
So soon
To die!

Take what you want from life, love,
Fill your cup to the brim,
For life is short and death is long,
Obey impulsive whim.
Give not a thought to others,
In hurting take no care,
Live for yourself, think not of me,
For I will not be there.

If you're drifting on an empty ocean
With no wind to fill your sails,
The future your horizon,
It's like searching for the Holy Grail.
You feel there's no tomorrow,
As you look into the water below,
But only your reflection,
And you still ain't got no place to go.
Time will show,
When I don't know,
Sail away tomorrow,
Sailing far away,
Just find it steal or borrow,
I'll be there some day.
"Sail Away" - Deep Purple

We believe, we catch the rainbow,
Ride the wind to the sun,
Sail away on ships of wonder,
But life's not a wheel,
With chains made of steel,
So bless me -
Come the dawn.
"Catch the Rainbow" - Rainbow

When all the stars are falling down,
Into the sea and on the ground,
And angry voices carry on the wind,
A beam of light will fill your head,
And you'll remember what's been said,
By all the good men this world's ever known.
"Melancholy Man" - Moody Blues

I am the general and I lead the armies
I am the soldier; I fight and I kill,
I am the foe that was vanquished and beaten,
I am the corpse that was laid in the hill.
"Waltz of the Fool" - Le Mat

"My name is Ozymandias, King of kings,
Look on my works ye mighty and despair",
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay,
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and leval sands stretch far away.
from "Ozymandias" by PB Shelley

Why does it have to end?
We are calling, Oh so sadly on the whispers of the wind,
As we send a dying message
That maybe there's a world where we don't have to run,
And maybe there's a time we'll call our own,
Living free in harmony and majesty,
Take me home - take me home.
"Maybe" - Thom Pace

Atmospherics after dark,
Noise and voices from afar,
Across the dial from Moscow to Cologne.
Interference in the night,
Thousand miles on either side,
Stations fading into the unknown ....
"Atmospherics" - Tom Robinson

I am the final silence.
Gary Numan

I stormed out of the culture bunker,
Finger on the pin do you like my grin, hu-uh?
Black underneath with a burning seat for you,
I feel cold when it turns to gold for you.
"The Culture Bunker" - Teardrop Explodes

And I'm dying at the bottom of a pit in the blazing sun,
Torn and twisted at the foot of a burning bike,
And I think someone somewhere must be tolling a bell,
And the last thing I see, is my heart, still beating,
I'm breaking out of my body and flyin's away -
Like a bat out of hell.
Bat Out of Hell" - Meatloaf (by Steinman)

The lunatic is in my head,
The lunatic is in my head,
You raise the blade, you make the change,
You rearrange me till I'm sane.
You lock the door,
And throw away the key,
There's someone in my head but it's not me.
"Brain Damage" - Pink Floyd

Promise me rebirth,
And then you tear me from th womb,
Give me my freedom,
And then you lock me in a tomb.
"Waiting for Darkness" - Ozzy Osbourne


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