banner.gif (3613 Byte)

Corner.gif 1x1.gif Corner.gif
1x1.gif You are at: Home - Discussion Forum 1x1.gif
Corner.gif 1x1.gif Corner.gif
      
round_corner_upleft.gif (837 Byte) 1x1.gif (807 Byte) round_corner_upright.gif (837 Byte)

Go Back   Gordon Lightfoot Forums > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-26-2004, 05:17 PM   #1
LindaMay
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Florence, MA
Posts: 22
Default

Do you all have favorite vivid images from Gord's songs? Some of mine are as follows:1)from Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald: "The wind in the wires made a tattletale sound"
2) Lesson in Love: "First to come are the midgets/a monkey and a kid? Followed by those two one armed jugglers/the Ego and the Id"
3) Endless Wire: "Down in the dark of a burnt out soul/there's a few good second hand dreams"
Do you all have any? (: )) Linda
LindaMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2004, 05:46 PM   #2
SilverHeels
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: UK
Posts: 1,526
Default

How about 'the pavement was a shoulder for her tears' ?
SilverHeels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2004, 06:15 PM   #3
Auburn Annie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 3,119
Default

The sky above is filled with stars the road is long - no cars are in sight
With one hand on the wheel I've been driving all day I can drive all night....

(Never Say Trust Me)
Auburn Annie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2004, 06:34 PM   #4
stationmaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: St. George's, NL
Posts: 1,041
Default

"The smoke is rising in the shadows overhead
My glass is almost empty
I read again between the lines upon each page
The words of love you sent me"

Song For A Winter's Night

Classic Lightfoot imagery


------------------
"The station is for travelers even you must ride someday"
stationmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2004, 06:40 PM   #5
TheWatchman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Columbia, Maryland
Posts: 944
Default

"To the sunset through the blue light of a fiery autumn haze,
We went walking on the high side of the bay on a chilly morn,
And we saw how leaves had fallen on the beds where trees were born"


Seven Island Suite
TheWatchman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2004, 07:02 PM   #6
LSH
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: America
Posts: 990
Default

Needless to say, they all give me "mind movies". Here's one or two of my favorites:

"time has been wasting away
I can see it go sailing on by
as it slips through my fingers
the bow and wave never
wait for tomorrow, they just keep
on rolling as straight as an arrow"


And ditto on Seven Island Suite, Watchman!
I shouldn't have answered this post, I can't choose, they all give me images...sigh. EMR is another great one.
He's a painter alright
LSH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2004, 07:53 PM   #7
BILLW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Salisbury, MD, USA
Posts: 2,548
Send a message via AIM to BILLW
Default

This springs to mind:

Sitting alone, my friends have all gone home
You never know when they'll come droppin' in
Thinking of girls with their fingers in my curls
Too young to understand how love begins

(Second Cup Of Coffee)

Bill


BILLW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2004, 09:12 PM   #8
brink
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 1,388
Default

I love that line from Endless Wire.
brink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2004, 09:17 PM   #9
Jenney
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Rocky Hill, CT USA
Posts: 561
Default

There's a kind of a restless feeling and it catches you off guard
As we gaze off in the distance through the trees in my back yard ..

The entire song of Restless to me conjurs up the most images.
Jenney
Jenney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2004, 10:01 PM   #10
stationmaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: St. George's, NL
Posts: 1,041
Default

"His tears fell on the sidewalk as he stumbled in the street
A dozen faces stopped to stare but no one stopped to speak
For his castle was a hallway and the bottle was his friend
And the old man stumbled in from the forest"

"Home From The Forest"
stationmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2004, 10:02 PM   #11
violet Blue Horse
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default


Whispers of the wind
I will feel it sting
I will see it rise and fall
I will hear it sing
The sound is like a song to me
It takes away the pain
The river is the melody
And sky is the refrain
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2004, 10:19 PM   #12
stationmaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: St. George's, NL
Posts: 1,041
Default

"Reaching for his saddlebag
he takes a rusty sword into his hand
Then striking up a knightly pose
he shouts across the ocean to the shore
Til he can shout no more"


"Don Quixote"
stationmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2004, 10:23 PM   #13
closetcanadian
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Whittier, CA - USA
Posts: 199
Default

"Does anyone know where the love of God goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?"

No matter how many times I hear that lyric, it always gives me the chills.
closetcanadian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2004, 10:24 PM   #14
Borderstone
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Phoenix,Arizona -America
Posts: 4,428
Default

To save us all a lot of time and space,you can't get more visual than,"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald". Since just about all of us know the words,you surely know what I mean.

Most of the love songs make grat movies in my mind as well.

------------------
"A knight of the road,going back to a place where he might get warm." - Borderstone
Borderstone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2004, 10:40 PM   #15
stationmaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: St. George's, NL
Posts: 1,041
Default

"Ballad Of The Yarmouth Castle" is also visual, although not as popular as The Wreck......
stationmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2004, 11:30 PM   #16
LSH
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: America
Posts: 990
Default

Hear the steeple bells ring out
above my lobster pots....
LIR

Just like birds of a feather
we two have followed the golden sun..
WG

Deep as the sea and as wild is the weather
we will go--just you and me--t'pick wild strawberries together
Or be livin' on our own in a cabin in a meadow...
WS

Ah, everyone has posted such good pictures...
LSH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2004, 05:22 AM   #17
BILLW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Salisbury, MD, USA
Posts: 2,548
Send a message via AIM to BILLW
Default

And who can forget:

The colors that surround you there will be the shade of lavender
Shadows dancing everywhere
Like flowers in the rain
You will find your tongue's on fire while lying next to lavender
With words you never spoke before
And will not speak again

Bill

BILLW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2004, 10:00 AM   #18
jj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: ontario, canada
Posts: 5,273
Default

good one, lm
for me, a vivid image sticks as the result of it being straightforward and simple, i can only digest so many metaphors in a lyric

"i think you have somebody waiting outside in the rain to take you away"

not even a metaphor, but so vivid, there musta been a lotta paint dripping off Gordon's brush when he laid that stroke (there, i just contradicted my whole point, lol)
jj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2004, 10:09 AM   #19
bjb
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 226
Default

Here's one:
Looking at the rain, feeling the pain
Of love lost running through my brain
Looking at the wind, watching it spin
The leaves along the street, you win


[This message has been edited by bjb (edited August 30, 2004).]
bjb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2004, 10:23 AM   #20
bjb
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 226
Default

And this one:
Roses are waiting for dewdrops to fall
Climbing your windows and walls
Leaves in the garden are falling, calling
Listen to them talk about your love's return

bjb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2004, 10:33 AM   #21
TheWatchman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Columbia, Maryland
Posts: 944
Default

Annie, that's a good one too.

Here's another one that stirs up some stuff...
"This time tomorrow we might all be packed and gone,
I believe it's best we carry on,
Smoke rings rising til they disappear,
In the sky above,
If you ask me I'll tag along"

TheWatchman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2004, 02:35 PM   #22
SilverHeels
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: UK
Posts: 1,526
Default

quote:Originally posted by TheWatchman:
Annie, that's a good one too.

Here's another one that stirs up some stuff...
"This time tomorrow we might all be packed and gone,
I believe it's best we carry on,
Smoke rings rising til they disappear,
In the sky above,
If you ask me I'll tag along"


I love this thread! Thanks Linda.
SilverHeels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2004, 02:57 PM   #23
jj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: ontario, canada
Posts: 5,273
Default

"in Orillia they had movies & sports & music too"

ok, ok, maybe not....in all sincerity though, i can only imagine what this wonderful new album would have been like if Gord had he had the chance to do a few tweakings, i still can't believe he was able to grace us with this release, even with the raw forms... sorry, didn't mean to add sidebar dialogue to a thread full of sacred text

[This message has been edited by jj (edited August 27, 2004).]
jj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2004, 03:05 PM   #24
BILLW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Salisbury, MD, USA
Posts: 2,548
Send a message via AIM to BILLW
Default

quote:Originally posted by SilverHeels:
I love this thread! Thanks Linda.

Yeah, so do I. Makes you feel like you're on a Lightfoot Forum, no?

Bill
BILLW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2004, 03:17 PM   #25
jj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: ontario, canada
Posts: 5,273
Default

thanks for featuring 2nd cup of coffee, bw!
i confess, only know the ALL the lyrics to one GL tune and it's this one, for good reason
jj is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Favorite Lightfoot Song & Why? II Florian General Discussion 1411 10-26-2013 09:04 PM
My favorite G.Lightfoot song... mynameismudd General Discussion 9 01-22-2005 08:21 PM
Post your favorite and least favorite picture(s) of Gordon Lightfoot here! MWalker General Discussion 5 10-19-2004 09:12 PM
My favorite Lightfoot song enova99 General Discussion 4 04-18-2003 03:44 PM
Favorite Lightfoot Song & Why? General Discussion 8 01-26-2000 05:01 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
downleft 1x1.gif (807 Byte) downright