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Cold Fire by Rush
They flutter behind you your possible pasts,
Some bright-eyed and crazy, some frightened and lost.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ambient Hurricanes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 03 2012 at 22:46
Originally posted by menawati menawati wrote:

Cold Fire by Rush


The Speed of Love, also.
In blood, he's writing the lyrics of a brand new tune.
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Originally posted by Anthony Anthony wrote:

Marillion - Neverland Heart

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The opening is just amazing, as is Rothery's guitar. I also especially like the trade-off between H and Rothery in the middle Approve
totally agree .i also love ''after me'' from seasons end
Nothing can last
there are no second chances.
Never give a day away.
Always live for today.


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"House With No Door" - Van der Graaf Generator
 
One of the most beautiful love songs I've ever heard.
 
Also some others mentioned "Don't Leave Me Now". I'd like to add "One of My Turns"... those are extremely emotional songs as well, high on my list.


Edited by Josef_K - October 04 2012 at 06:42
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Originally posted by Josef_K Josef_K wrote:

"House With No Door" - Van der Graaf Generator

I never really thought of it as a love song. It seems to touch the subject of love a bit, but it's more about complete loneliness, or even about the fact that in the end, we all live in a house with no door, if you think about it. Just my opinion. But indeed it has some love layers.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Josef_K Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2012 at 09:05
Originally posted by mister nobody mister nobody wrote:

I never really thought of it as a love song. It seems to touch the subject of love a bit, but it's more about complete loneliness, or even about the fact that in the end, we all live in a house with no door, if you think about it. Just my opinion. But indeed it has some love layers.
 
I kind of expected a comment like this. I've never seen any interview or anything explaining the meaning of the song, but to me the first and last refrain just screams of unanswered love. "You call my name but it sounds unreal, I forget how I feel, my body's rejecting the cure". There has to be something more emotional behind that than loneliness, if you ask me ^^ Nevertheless, it's an incredible song.
 
I don't agree on that it could be saying that "we all live in a house with no door". I've always interpreted the song as very personal, very much "this is me, there's nothing general in this". Maybe I'm wrong again though :D
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Originally posted by Josef_K Josef_K wrote:

Originally posted by mister nobody mister nobody wrote:

I never really thought of it as a love song. It seems to touch the subject of love a bit, but it's more about complete loneliness, or even about the fact that in the end, we all live in a house with no door, if you think about it. Just my opinion. But indeed it has some love layers.
 
I kind of expected a comment like this. I've never seen any interview or anything explaining the meaning of the song, but to me the first and last refrain just screams of unanswered love. "You call my name but it sounds unreal, I forget how I feel, my body's rejecting the cure". There has to be something more emotional behind that than loneliness, if you ask me ^^ Nevertheless, it's an incredible song.
 
I don't agree on that it could be saying that "we all live in a house with no door". I've always interpreted the song as very personal, very much "this is me, there's nothing general in this". Maybe I'm wrong again though :D
Indeed. I must say, it indeed is very personal and may really be about love, but not only love, but the whole set of feelings that a lonely man has or craves for. This one has personal meaning (love-related) to me too, so I shouldn't have complained about your choice. 

As a side note, it is one of my favorite VdGG songs, ranking at 4 atm.
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Lady Fantasy by Camel is probably about love.
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Originally posted by Undercover Man Undercover Man wrote:

Lady Fantasy by Camel is probably about love.
+1 
one of my favorite symphonic prog songs
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2012 at 10:51
To be serious this time. It's THE GREAT BELOW by NIN. Gets me every time, especially with those deep ambient soundscapes by Reznor. I get a litte choked up. Very powerful lyrics as well.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote refugee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2012 at 11:40
House With No Door is inspired by a poem by Emily Dickinson:

Doom is the House without the Door—
'Tis entered from the Sun—
And then the Ladder's thrown away,
Because Escape—is done—

'Tis varied by the Dream
Of what they do outside—
Where Squirrels play—and Berries die—
And Hemlocks—bow—to God—


How you interpret the song is a different matter, of course. For me it’s about loneliness/isolation and even insanity (or at least serious mental problems). Great song.


Edited by refugee - October 04 2012 at 11:55
He say nothing is quite what it seems;
I say nothing is nothing
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JIGSAW by Marillion. Relationships suck!!!
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Love songs are as good or as bad a topic for a song as songs about unicorns. The quality depends on how you write the lyrics. You may stay inside the cliché of unrequited love, but you may also analyse a love relationship like Bob Dylan often did.

My favorite 'mainstream' love song in prog: "The World is Yours" by Caravan. More honest and convincing than lots of complicated neo-prog lyrics.
My favorite 'out-there' love song cycle: the complete "Rock Bottom" album by Robert Wyatt. Inexplicit and peculiar words of affection directed to no-one concretely, but with an amazing commitment.

... and I wouldn't want to forget "Trilogy" by ELP either!


Edited by Einsetumadur - October 04 2012 at 17:38
All in all each man in all men
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Originally posted by Hober Mallow Hober Mallow wrote:


And You and I - Yes
Turn of the Century - Yes
Yes, Yes, and - YES!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 08 2012 at 14:37
^ I have to Agree. AND YOU AND I is a great choice. Now I assume in this forum that 'love songs' in prog don't just necessarily have to be about people, they can be about things to like....Science!! RUSH's CHEMISTRY and ANALOG KID. Those songs I find have some heart to them.
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