Weezer – Say It Ain’t So

Weezer, formed in 1992 in Los Angeles. The band currently consists of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums, guitar, backing vocals), Brian Bell (guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Scott Shriner (bass, backing vocals, keyboards).

Say It Ain’t So, is a single from its self-titled debut album in 1994. It’s the third single by Weezer and has remained their most popular song of all-time.

This song, of course, remains one of the best alternative songs of the 90′s.

Written by Rivers Cuomo, he believed his parents’ marriage ended because his father was an alcoholic and this made him fear the marriage between his mother and step-father would end this way as well. Hence this song.

Here is Weezer’s Say It Ain’t So lyrics and music video.

Weezer – Say It Ain’t So

Somebody’s Heine’
Is crowdin’ my icebox
Somebody’s cold one
Is givin’ me chills
Guess I’ll just close my eyes

Oh yeah
Alright
Feels good
Inside

Flip on the tele
Wrestle with Jimmy
Something is bubbling
Behind my back
The bottle is ready to blow

Say it ain’t so
Your drug is a heartbreaker
Say it ain’t so
My love is a life taker

I can’t confront you
I never could do
That which might hurt you
So try and be cool
When I say
This way is a waterslide away from me
That takes you further every day
So be cool

Say it ain’t so
Your drug is a heartbreaker
Say it ain’t so
My love is a life taker

Dear Daddy
I write you in spite of years of silence
You’ve cleaned up, found Jesus, things are good or so I hear
This bottle of Steven’s awakens ancient feelings
Like father, stepfather, the son is drowning in the flood
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Say it ain’t so
Your drug is a heartbreaker
Say it ain’t so
My love is a life taker

Tonic – If You Could Only See

Tonic, a rock band formed in 1993 by Emerson Hart (lead and backing vocals, rhythm acoustic and electric guitar) and Jeff Russo (lead and rhythm electric and acoustic guitars,  backing vocals, rhodes, string machines, and slide guitar). They were later on joined by Dan Rothchild (bass guitars), and Kevin Shepard (drums).

Dan Lavery (bass, back-up vocals, rhodes, and piano) later on replacing Dan Rothchild in 1996 and Kevin Shepard too, left the band for personal reasons.

Tonic released their debut album, Lemon Parade in July 1996 and this “If You Could Only See” is one of the album’s biggest hits.

tonic lemon parade album cover

The album reached platinum success and the band went on hiatus in 2004. They reunited in 2008 and continued to actively touring.

Here is the lyrics and music video for Tonic’s “If You Could Only See”. Enjoy.

Tonic – If You Could Only See 

If you could only see the way she loves me
Then maybe you would understand
Why I feel this way about our love
And what I must do

If you could only see how blue
Her eyes can be when she says
When she says she loves me

Well you got your reasons
And you got your lies
And you got your manipulations
They cut me down to size

Sayin’ you love but you don’t
You give your love but you won’t

If you could only see the way she loves me
Then maybe you would understand
Why I feel this way about our love
And what I must do

If you could only see how blue
Her eyes can be when she says
When she says she loves me

Seems the road less traveled
Shows happiness unraveled
And you got to take a little dirt
To keep what you love
That’s what you gotta do

Sayin’ you love but you don’t
You give your love but you won’t
You’re stretching out your arms
To something that’s just not there

Sayin’ you love where you stand
Give your heart when you can

If you could only see the way she loves me
Then maybe you would understand
Why I feel this way about our love
And what I must do

If you could only see how blue
Her eyes can be when she says
When she says she loves me

Sayin’ you love but you don’t
You give your love but you won’t
Sayin’ you love where you stand
Give your heart when you can

If you could only see the way she loves me
Then maybe you would understand
Why I feel this way about our love
And what I must do

If you could only see how blue
Her eyes can be when she says
When she says she loves me

Dishwalla – Counting Blue Cars

Dishwalla, one of American alternative bands that rocked the alternative music era back in the early 90′s..

Dishwalla, a Hindi term for a person providing cable television to a neighborhood..Now it does sounds like what we usually call our Astro antennas, the “dish” or “wok”..

Their current members are J.R. Richards (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Rodney Browning Cravens (lead guitar), and Jim Wood (keyboards)..Pete Maloney (drums) left in 2007..

Their album “Pet Your Friends” gained short stint of success in the music chart thanks to the single “Counting Blue Cars”..

The track earned them a Billboard Award for “Best Rock Song” for 1996 as well as two ASCAP Awards for “Rock Track Of The Year” in both 1996 and 1997..

Here is Dishwalla‘s “Counting Blue Cars” lyrics and official music video by VEVO..

Dishwalla – Counting Blue Cars

Must of been mid afternoon
I could tell by how far the child’s shadow stretched out and
He walked with a purpose
In his sneakers, down the street
He had, many questions
Like children often do

He said,
“Tell me all your thoughts on God?”
“Tell me am I very far?”

Must of been late afternoon
On our way the sun broke free of the clouds
We count only blue cars
Skip the cracks, in the street
And ask many questions
Like children often do

We said,
“Tell me all your thoughts on God?
“‘Cause I would really like to meet her.
And ask her why we’re who we are.
Tell me all your thoughts on God,
Cause I am on my way to see her.
So tell me am I very far -
Am I very far now?”

It’s getting cold picked up the pace
How our shoes make hard noises in this place
Our clothes are stained
We pass many, cross eyed people
And ask many questions
Like children often do

“Tell me all your thoughts on God?
‘Cause I would really like to meet her.
And ask her why we’re who we are.
Tell me all your thoughts on God?
‘Cause I am on my way to see her.
So tell me am I very far?”
Am I very far now
Am I very far now
Am I very far now

Goo Goo Dolls – Name

Goo Goo Dolls, a familiar name in the alternative rock scene back in the early 90′s and is still going strong til now..

They weren’t quite a name until their very breakthrough success in this song, “Name”, a single in their 5th album “A Boy Named Goo”, released in 1995..

Goo Goo Dolls now consists of John Rzeznik (guitarist, lead/backing vocal), Robby Takac (bass, backing/lead vocal), and Mike Malinin (drums, percussions)..

Ever since their “first-hit” in “Name”, they have been doing great and quite successful especially with the help of “Iris”, another single that shot them to immediate stardom with 3 Grammy nominations in 1998..

Now here is the music video of “Name” by Goo Goo Dolls with its lyrics..

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Goo Goo Dolls – Name

And even though the moment passed me by
I still can’t turn away
Cuz all the dreams you never thought you’d lose
Got tossed along the way
And letters that you never meant to send
Got lost or thrown away

And now we’re grown up orphans
And never knew their names
We don’t belong to no one
That’s a shame
But you could hide beside me
Maybe for a while
And I won’t tell no one your name
And I won’t tell ‘em your name

And scars are souvenirs you never lose
The past is never far
Did you lose yourself somewhere out there?
Did you get to be a star?
And don’t it make you sad to know that life
Is more than who we are

We grew up way too fast
And now there’s nothing to believe
And reruns all become our history
A tired song keeps playing on a tired radio
And I won’t tell no one your name
And I won’t tell ‘em your name
I won’t tell em’ your name
Oooh, oooh, oooh
I won’t tell em’ your name
Ow!

I think about you all the time
But I don’t need the same
It’s lonely where you are
Come back down
And I won’t tell ‘em your name

Def Leppard – When Love And Hate Collide

Def Leppard, a familiar name to early 80′s babies who listened to English songs and I’m no exception..

This English hard rock band is formed in 1977 and were a part of New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement..

The band consists of Joe Elliot (vocal), Phil Collen (guitar), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Rick Savage (bass), and Rick Allen (drums)..

This is their first song that I’ve heard of when I was still in Primary 5..It was and is still one of my favourites..

“When Love And Hate Collide” could be the only memorable song that I knew of from Def Leppard even though they were regarded as hard rock and heavy metal band, where another song “Two Steps Behind” being quite a regular on local radio..

Here’s the official video and lyrics for Def Leppard’s “When Love And Hate Collide”..

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Def Leppard – When Love And Hate Collide Lyrics

You could have a change of heart if you would only change your mind
Instead of slamming down the phone girl for the hundredth time
I got your number on my wall but I ain’t gonna make that call
When divided we stand baby united we fall

Got the time got a chance gonna make it, got my hands
On your heart gonna take it all I know, I can’t fight this flame
You could have a change of heart if you would only change your mind
‘Cause I’m crazy ’bout you baby time after time

Without you, one night alone
Is like a year without you baby do you have a heart of stone?
Without you
Can’t stop the hurt inside when love and hate collide

I don’t wanna fight no more I don’t know what we’re fighting for
When we treat each other baby like an act of war
I could tell a million lies and it would come as no surprise
When the truth is like a stranger hits you right between the eyes

There’s a time and a place and a reason and I know I got a love
To believe in all I know got to win this time

Without you, one night alone
Is like a year without you baby do you have a heart of stone?
Without you
Can’t stop the hurt inside when love and hate collide

You could have a change of heart
If you would only change your mind
‘Cause I’m crazy ’bout you baby
Crazy, crazy

Without you, one night alone
Is like a year without you baby do you have a heart of stone?
Without you, one night alone
Is like a year without you baby if you have a heart at all
Without you, can’t stop the hurt inside when love and hate collide

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For more songs check out my English Songs tag or Lyrics and Musics category..

The Cure – Lullaby Acoustic Version

The Cure, and English rock band formed Crawley, West Sussex in 1976..Their debut album “Three Imaginary Boys” was released in 1979..

That album had placed them as part of post-punk and New Wave movements in the pioneers of punk rock revolution in the UK..

Their current remaining members are the one and only constant member frontman Robert Smith (guitars), Porl Thompson (guitars, keyboards), Simon Gallup (bass, keyboards), and Jason Cooper (drums, percussion)..

Yes! The rock band is still around rocking the music scene..

The Cure has been tagged somewhat one of the pioneers in gothic rock and even alternative rock, before the latter broken into mainstream..

“Lullaby”, one of the most famous songs from their goth-influenced album “Disintegration” (1989), sounds quite dark and gloomy yet the tune is quite mellow..

From the original music video, it can be seen that the theme is so dark and all, and you can also see the gothic make-up on the band members, looking like Joker ala Heath Ledger..

Although both album and acoustic versions sounds almost alike, personally, I find the acoustic version of “Lullaby” quite addictive and actually nicer than the original album version..

Here’s The Cure‘s Lullaby lyrics and music video of both original MTV and acoustic version..

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*The Cure – Lullaby, Original MTV*

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*The Cure – Lullaby, Acoustic Version*

The Cure – Lullaby

On candystripe legs spiderman comes
Softly through the shadow of the evening sun
Stealing past the windows of the blissfully dead
Looking for the victim shivering in bed
Searching out fear in the gathering gloom and
Suddenly! a movement in the corner of the
Room! and there is nothing i can do when i
Realise with freight that the spiderman is having
Me for dinner tonight

Quietly he laughs and shaking his head creeps
Closer now closer to the foot of the bed and
Softer than shadow and quicker than flies his
Arms are all around me and his tongue in my
Eyes “be still be calm be quiet now my precious
Boy don’t struggle like that or i will only love
You more for it’s much too late to get away or
Turn on