Song Lyrics NOT to Share on Someone's Birthday

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  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    What lyrics should you not include in a birthday message to someone?

    The sun is the same in a relative way / but you're older
    Shorter of breath / and one day closer to death

     
  2. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    Probably lots of them:
    Dream On
    Song by Aerosmith
    Every time when I look in the mirror
    All these lines on my face getting clearer
    The past is gone
    And it went by, like dusk to dawn
    Isn't that the way?
    Everybody's got their dues in life to pay
     
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  3. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    Stevie Nicks:
    But time makes you bolder
    Even children get older
    And I'm getting older too
    Oh! I'm getting older too
     
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  4. SAguitar

    SAguitar Synchromatic

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    Jan 17, 2020
    Jack Plate, Oregon
    Not a birthday event, but I was once playing a country bar where a wedding party was celebrating and someone came up to the bandstand to request a nice song for the newlyweds to dance to. Our lead singer got the question and she suggested a song called "Room Full of Roses." I'd never heard it before but hey it's country, we can do that!

    If I had a rose for every time you broke my heart
    I'd have a room full of roses

    Brilliant! And yes, later in the evening the lovely couple ended up in a fight and we had to pull them apart.
     
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  5. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    The Who:
    Hope I die before I get old.

     
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  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Lynard Skynard :
    If I leave here tomorrow
    Will you still remember me
     
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  7. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Another bad one for a wedding:

    THE THOUGHT OF US TOGETHER DOESN'T FILL ME WITH DREAD
    I CAN PICTURE BEING WITH YOU TIL ONE OR BOTH OF US IS DEAD
    AT THE END OF THE DAY
    I'VE GOT NOTHING GOOD TO SAY
    BUT YOU DON'T SUCK
    SO I'M CYNICALLY YOURS

     
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  8. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    Bad song for a wedding:

    Upon re-listening to it, seems like it's this:
     
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  9. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I Knew the Bride is played at a lot of weddings, surprisingly. Probably because it is an upbeat song about a wedding.

    Kiss the bride by Elton John is similar. Never heard that at a wedding though.

    OTOH I have heard of Every Breath You Take Being played at a wedding, It’s a stalker song. Just goes to show you most people don’t listen to the lyrics.

     
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  10. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Maybe too obvious. I love this song.

    Unhappy Birthday, The Smiths




    I've come to wish you an unhappy birthday
    I've come to wish you an unhappy birthday
    'Cause you're evil
    And you lie
    And if you should die
    I may feel slightly sad
    But I won't cry . . .

    [I love the last two lines.]
     
  11. Flouswa

    Flouswa Country Gent

    This thread makes me laugh and think of an incident with my late mother-in-law. She bought me a wooden music that played "Memory" from Cats. It was nice, but apparently I didn't react the way she expected me to. Then she says "That's the song they played at your wedding!" Uh...no, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have them play or sing a song about death at a wedding! I guess I shouldn't have been surprised, this was the same person who wanted to take a song and rewrite them with cheesy lyrics for one of our soloists to sing. I really put my foot down on that one. o_O
     
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  12. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Nature's Way---Spirit
     
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  13. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    This one is cheery:
    When the white flame in us is gone
    And we that lost the world's delight
    Stiffen in darkness
    Left alone
    To crumble in our separate light
     
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  14. larryr

    larryr Synchromatic

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    Mar 6, 2012
    Camarillo, Ca.
    Birthdays over the years are a time of reflection:

     
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  15. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    The Morning Sun When It's In Your Face Really Shows Your Age
     
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  16. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    This one came to mind..:
     
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  17. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    71
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    The End---The Doors
     
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  18. Actually I recommended “You Never Can Tell” for a wedding a few weeks ago.
    A 2nd marriage for each of them & they have adult children. Cute juxtaposition.

    Its all over anyway, if they can’t take a joke at 60.
     
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  19. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Age:
    71
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Happy Birthday.

    It's just so overdone.
     
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