What's your favorite soul lifting song?

By kirock ยท 52 replies
Apr 29, 2006
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  1. What I mean by that, is a song which touches you bc it has a spiritual meaning in the words or it's a song about the human condition and the pain and glory of defeat and triumph. Whatever it may be.

    Here's a few of my favs:
    U2--"Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"--Joshua Tree (spiritual)
    The Verve--"Bitter Sweet Symphony"--Urban Hymns (human condition)
    Smashing Pumpkins--"Rat in a Cage"-Bullet (human cond/spiritual)
    Oasis--"Stop Crying your Heart Out"--Butterfly Effect (this one is very spiritual to me and makes me think of God singing this to me the day he sent me down here)

    Cheers :wave:
  2. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 420

    DA, chickachickachicka, da, da, da,
    da, da, da,
    da, da, daaaaaaaaaa
    Risin' up, back on the street
    Did my time, took my chances...(chickachickachicka da da da)
    :haha: :haha: :haha:

    I think that covers pain, glory, suffering, and cheesiness to the max...
  3. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Daniel Powter -Bad Day

    To me this song is very touching
  4. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    Guns for the soul

    Weird Al - Trigger Happy (1992)

    That one definately touched me. :D :D :D
  5. bradthegreat

    bradthegreat TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    five for fighting - superman
    the calling - wherever you will go
    relient k - be my escape

    does anyone else think James Blunt's "you're beautiful" is getting repeated till it hurts on the radio?
  6. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    Linkin Park - Numb

    That song always gives somewhat of a touch when I hear it.

  7. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Praise be the lord.Jesus is alive and well in Canada. :angel:
  8. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,221

    poetic license

    I was just being poetic. But I guess I do get that idea from my old church which believed our soul lived in heaven before it was sent down here to become our consciousness. Life/salvation is the task of reminding the soul/self what it really is.

    So that's it no one has any cool songs that move them? Dull crowd. :zzz:
  9. Fiziks

    Fiziks Banned Posts: 226

    Heiruspecs - 5ves
    Alias - Watching Water
    Common - Retrospect for Life
    DJ Shadow - Midnight in a perfect World
    Everlast/ Santana - Put your Lights On
    The Faint - Ballad of a Paralysed Citizen
    Lindsey Buckingham - Come
    Incubus - Aqueous Transmission
    John Rueben - Do Not
    Modest Mouse - Bukowski
    Nas - The World is Yours
    Oasis - Don't Go Away
    Postal Service - Brand New Colony
    The Roots - You Got Me
    The Roots - 'Notic
    The Roots - What They Do
    The Spooks - Things I've Seen
    Switchfoot - This is your Life
    T.V. on the Radio - Staring at the Sun
    Talib Kweli - Let Me See (Remix)
    The Used - Blue and Yellow

    Every one of the above songs are AMAZING, just try one, any one
    I have more if anybody likes this list
  10. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Black Sabbath--Paranoid. :D
  11. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 420

    :D That can be my theme tune. I just thought of something I haven't stressed:If you like guitar/blues music, incredible solos, em...Irish people, get some Rory Gallagher. He has to be the most underrated musician ever, never gets recognition because he refused to sell singles, sell out and do commercialist stuff and he lived clean(not cool at the time) but he is, in terms of talent(deep breath) as good as Jimi Hendrix. I'll stand by that statement.
  12. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    HERESY!!!!! :hotbounce
  13. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,221

    Rory Gallagher: Never heard of him. Any relation to a comic of the same last name? He a great line about an interior decorator who got a job in the US Department of the Interior and became a damn inspector.
    (gay male voice used) : "Oh this wall has got to go!" " More windows, more windows, let in the light!" :haha: :haha: It still kills me.

    Keep em coming!

    Brian Adams-Have you ever really loved a woman?
    Tragically Hip-New Orleans is sinking.
  14. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,221

    Wow I've got to get IN more! The only ones I've heard of are Put your lights on and Oasis -Don't Go Away (both are very excellent songs).

  15. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    one song that i really get into is red hot chili peppers - under the bridge
    it's just such an amazing song really
    rock on dudes :grinthumb:
  16. Fiziks

    Fiziks Banned Posts: 226

    A Tribe Called Quest - Stressed Out
    Afu-Ra - Whirlwind thru Cities

    The Album Leaf - Asleep
    " " - The MP
    " " - Another Day
    " " - Vermillion

    Common - Come Close to Me
    The Cure OR 311 - Love Song
    311 - Amber
    311 - Champagne
    Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
    Incubus - The Warmth
    Oasis - Live Forever
    Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight
    Postal Service - District Sleeps Alone Tonight
    Radiohead - There There
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Scar Tissue
    Sage Francis - Crack Pipes
  17. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 420

    I'll convert ye yet. I'm going to link a video here:
    but believe me this does him very little justice. I'm just putting it here because it hints at some of the solos he did during concerts.
    Here's the Wikipedia article on him:
    and you can't argue with Wikipedia. I wish I could link some of the music I have on my computer...
    Please, if you even just download one song, it has to be either Bullfrog Blues, Messin With The Kid or Tattoo'd Lady, from the Big Guns album. Ignore everything on disk 2(what was he thinking). This guy is the sole reason I started playing guitar.
    And I'm still standing by that statement.
  18. Fiziks

    Fiziks Banned Posts: 226

    not bad, not bad
  19. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Watching the vid, I'll admit he's good....but I'd still argue with you as far as his place in music. I'll have to download some of his stuff to play it, but Hendrix (IMHO) was "much" better in clarity, harmonics and the ability to actually put good music together....something that people would really enjoy.
  20. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 420

    I dunno, his talent(to me) sort of lost in the gimmics and showmanship(which are great traits btw, don't get me wrong) but Rory Gallagher was just pure, not many effects and no setting the guitar on fire. However he never did manage to get the acclaim so maybe I'm missing something? I think it's just whatever style you're looking for, and I'm probably biased because I have a lot more Rory Gallagher than Jimi Hendrix on my iPod, and of course, the big bias, he was Irish!
  21. Fiziks

    Fiziks Banned Posts: 226

    hey somehow if you acquire an instrumental of "Messin' With the Kid", could you mail it to me
  22. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 420

    Stupid, uneducated question I know but; an instrumental? Does that mean it's done just with instruments, no lyrics? :blush: sorry man but I really don't know what an instrumental is.
  23. Fiziks

    Fiziks Banned Posts: 226

    Yeah... just instruments, no lyrics
  24. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,221

  25. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Hurt-Johnny Cash

    Or Maybe

    Times are a changing-Dylan

    Last but not least (well the least known out of these by far)

    Angel From Montgomery-John Prine.

    Not uplifting, but it hits the soul nonetheless.

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