Best Advice From a Song Lyric?

Ryan&Amber2013

Puritan Board Senior
I know this isn't theological, but I am very interested to hear some of your responses. I saw a question that asked "what is the best advice you've been given through a song lyric?" I'll start with one that has been very much in my mind lately. Can you guess the song?

"You can spend all your time making money, or you can spend all your love making time."
 
Take It To The Limit- The Eagles

Randy Meisner was a good bassist and a good singer. The band together became a phenom of musicianship.

As to the lyrics: I will only say it is clearly a contrast of life goals. I won't take it as much a theological statement for them as it is/was making a living by creative writing and expression. Frankly, I don't expect unregenerate folk to think like the Apostle Paul, I expect them to think exactly as they do.......
 
Hmmm...advice? I'll have to think about it. But I have a stanza that I really think speaks to the current moment and foreseeable future.

"My tradition is the art of superstition, He says...my religion is the practice of sedition."
 
"If you want to be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you"

(I did not take this advice) :p
 
I’ve become much of an observer on the Puritan Board but I’ll chime into this one.

Couldn’t choose just one from this particular song.

“Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.”

“The years rolled slowly past
And I found myself alone
Surrounded by strangers I thought were my friends”

Any guesses?

Also go the OP- The Eagles Take it to the Limit
 
I’ve become much of an observer on the Puritan Board but I’ll chime into this one.

Couldn’t choose just one from this particular song.

“Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.”

“The years rolled slowly past
And I found myself alone
Surrounded by strangers I thought were my friends”

Any guesses?

Also go the OP- The Eagles Take it to the Limit
That first once is a Toby Kieth song right?
 
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" I wanna learn to walk with others as an equal
I wanna treat the ones who love me with respect
I wanna tell the world I'll give them all a piggyback
And try to take away my negative affect
I wanna kiss a girl and know I'll never lie again
I wanna call my dad and tell him that I care
I wanna let my brother know he saved my life a thousand times through the years he's been the friend who's always there."
 
"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse "I love you,"
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense.
Never let your prayin' knees get lazy,
And love like crazy..."
 
Here's another one. It's called Idolize by The Murder of My Sweet, a relatively unknown and underrated Swedish band who calls their genre 'cinematic metal.' It's quite an apt description. This song, I think is a good distillation and remedy to keep in mind for the fear of man/low esteem and confidence/codependency.

I'm lost
I am weak
But I'm not surrendering
You say
You know
I'm not enough
I won't give in
My knees hurt
From all the begging

Idolize
Idolize like all the rest
Idolize
It's easier than to love your self, you're scared
You worship on
Pretend that nothing's wrong
Ohh poor you

Each call
Not one
To my expectations
Pressure
Pleasure
How will it be?
My dreams so fragile
In your hands
Why am I still here?

Chorus

Time to wake up
Time to wake up honey
Little girls dream other girls don't worry
It's a big world, it's a cruel world face the facts
It's the last stand it will last 5 seconds
Easier read than a Shakespeare lesson
Time to wake up it's a plastic way of life
But still you idolize

I know, you know
I'm right

Chorus repeat

I'm lost
I'm weak
But I'm not surrendering
 
You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
 
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