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mellie
September 12th, 2008, 06:43 AM
I was listening to Tom Petty today and this song really clicked for me in terms of trying to grow my hair back out:

"The Waiting is the Hardest Part" :-)

Anyone else have any long-hair songs?

harley mama
September 12th, 2008, 07:33 AM
The song "HAIR" was the first thing that popped into my head.

Gimme a head with hair, long beautiful hair
Shining, gleaming, steaming, flaxen, waxen
Give me down to there, hair!
Shoulder length, longer (hair!)
Here baby, there mama, Everywhere daddy daddy

CHORUS:
Hair! (hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair)
Flow it, Show it;
Long as God can grow it, My Hair!

FrannyG
September 12th, 2008, 08:59 AM
The song I always think about that motivates me, is "Wonderful Tonight", by Eric Clapton--a song from my teen years. He wrote this song for and about his wife, Patti Boyd. He was actually reflecting on how long it took her to get ready to go out for the evening, but I love it. :wink:


It's late in the evening; she's wondering what clothes to wear.
She puts on her make-up and brushes her long blonde hair.
And then she asks me, "Do I look all right?"
And I say, "Yes, you look wonderful tonight."

Samikha
September 12th, 2008, 09:03 AM
I'm quite fond of Tom McRae myself:D

But I will find you still
Move in for the kill
You cut her hair

FrannyG
September 12th, 2008, 09:06 AM
I'm quite fond of Tom McRae myself:D

But I will find you still
Move in for the kill
You cut her hair

Love it! :applause

Elyce
September 12th, 2008, 11:12 AM
The song I always think about that motivates me, is "Wonderful Tonight", by Eric Clapton--a song from my teen years. He wrote this song for and about his wife, Patti Boyd. He was actually reflecting on how long it took her to get ready to go out for the evening, but I love it. :wink:

It's late in the evening; she's wondering what clothes to wear.
She puts on her make-up and brushes her long blonde hair.
And then she asks me, "Do I look all right?"
And I say, "Yes, you look wonderful tonight."

Franny! That is so the song I was going to say. Love it!

FrannyG
September 12th, 2008, 11:15 AM
Franny! That is so the song I was going to say. Love it!
It so keeps me inspired! :)

Elyce
September 12th, 2008, 11:16 AM
It so keeps me inspired! :)

I should say it does, you are looking awesome! You seriously have dream-angel hair!

ale
September 12th, 2008, 11:32 AM
"..e fa' che i suoi capelli
siano sempre più lunghi
perchè solo così
è più bella che mai"

Gian Pieretti, "Il vento dell'Est", an Italian song from the sixties: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgDQoSHUJmI

Translation:

"..and let her hair
be longer and longer
because only in this way
she's more beautiful than ever"

FrannyG
September 12th, 2008, 11:36 AM
"..e fa' che i suoi capelli
siano sempre pi¨ lunghi
perchŔ solo cosý
Ŕ pi¨ bella che mai"

Gian Pieretti, "Il vento dell'Est", an Italian song from the sixties: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgDQoSHUJmI

Translation:

"..and let her hair
be longer and longer
because only in this way
she's more beautiful than ever"

That's just beautiful. :cloud9:


I should say it does, you are looking awesome! You seriously have dream-angel hair!

Thank you so much Elyce! That means a lot coming from one of my hair idols. :smooch:

Finoriel
September 12th, 2008, 12:45 PM
Five Man Electrical Band, "Signs" or :p "Long haired freaky people"

"And the sign said long haired freaky people need not apply
So I tucked my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why
He said you look like a fine upstanding young man, I think you'll do
So I took off my hat I said imagine that, huh, me working for you woah"
Link to full lyrics. (http://www.fivemanelectricalband.ca/signslyrics.html)

psycho
September 12th, 2008, 01:38 PM
Well Franny got the first one that came to my mind ;). The next one, "What Mattered Most" by Ty Herndon, one of my favorites...

her eyes were blue
her hair was long
In '64, she was born in Baton Rouge
her father's tall
her mother's gone
she moved out west when she was two
the way she laughed
the way she loved
oh my God what did I do?

I can think of a few others, but now this one is stuck in my head so it's the one that stays :p

Eireann
September 12th, 2008, 01:45 PM
Chris Cornell "Mission"

Smoldering down inside your mood
Slithering and fanning in your eyes
I'm going to dive through your crying
And sleep in your hair
Rise from your ashes and kneel in you prayers
Tear all your temples down
I'm on a mission now

Eireann
September 12th, 2008, 01:49 PM
Not exactly a song, but let's not forget the classic "Hair Poem" by George Carlin!

I'm aware some stare at my hair.
In fact, to be fair,
Some really despair of my hair.
But I don't care,
Cause they're not aware,
Nor are they debonair.
In fact, they're just square.

They see hair down to there,
Say, "Beware" and go off on a tear!
I say, "No fair!"
A head that's bare is really nowhere.
So be like a bear, be fair with your hair!
Show it you care.
Wear it to there.
Or to there.
Or to there, if you dare!

My wife bought some hair at a fair, to use as a spare.
Did I care?
Au contraire!
Spare hair is fair!
In fact, hair can be rare.
Fred Astaire got no hair,
Nor does a chair,
Nor nor a chocolate eclair,
And where is the hair on a pear?
Nowhere, mon frere!

So now that I've shared this affair of the hair,
I'm going to repair to my lair and use Nair, do you care?

Little_Bird
September 12th, 2008, 03:05 PM
PJ Harvey:

I'm walking in the city tonight
I'm walking in the city at dark
Remembering, remember light
Thinking of nothing, and the shooting stars

And this world tonight is mine
A world to be remembered in
Think on a faded photograph
My hair longer than it's ever been

It always makes me feel good about my hair being longer than it's ever been :D

UncommonTart
September 12th, 2008, 03:10 PM
The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Della's Long Brown Hair-
A successful operation
I cut my conscience loose for a while
Was no ticklish situation
The girl just made me smile
She said she didn't love me
I said I didn't care
Then I became entangeled
In Della's long brown hair
Well the time before the last time
Is the sweetest time you know
So I stayed till it was past time
And I knew I had to say goodbye and go
Then I kissed her for the last time
She was leanin' down the stairs
And I felt it fall around me
Della's long brown hair

Not really a "feel good" song, but I just love it.

anna1850
September 12th, 2008, 03:16 PM
"Come Together" by The Beatles

Here come old flattop he come grooving up slowly
He got joo-joo eyeball he one holy roller
He got hair down to his knee
Got to be a joker he just do what he please

Soniasonia
September 12th, 2008, 03:25 PM
I'm quite fond of Tom McRae myself:D

But I will find you still
Move in for the kill
You cut her hair
LOL hahah cute.

Snowymoon
September 12th, 2008, 04:06 PM
"Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place where as a child I'd hide and pray for the thunder and the rain to quietly pass me by." ~ Guns N' Roses, Sweet Child O' Mine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-AYAv0IoWI).

"And in his arms she fell, as her hair came down, among the fields of gold." ~ Sting, Fields of Gold (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UppX6vP3c4g). (Eva Cassidy cover (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDMqFvh5Lcs) is very nice.)

"But man, I never will forget the way the moonlight shined up on her hair." ~ Kid Rock, All Summer Long (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwIGZLjugKA).

"My thoughts were short, my hair was long." ~ Kid Rock, All Summer Long.

"Well, I keep on thinking about you, sister golden hair surprise." ~ America, Sister Golden Hair (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCc53eTwD9k).

:D

Dianyla
September 12th, 2008, 06:50 PM
Big black boots,
long brown hair,
she's so sweet
with her get back stare.
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet


And when I awoke
And felt you warm and near
I kissed your honey hair
With my grateful tears
Oh, I love you girl
For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her - Simon & Garfunkel

Beatnik Guy
September 12th, 2008, 06:59 PM
Though you sit in another chair, I can feel you here
Looking like I dont care, but I do, I do
Hiding it all behind anything I see
Should someone be looking at me

While I occupy my mind, I can feel you here
Love to us is so well timed, and I do, I do
Wasting away these moments so heavenly
Should someone be looking at me

Let it down, let it all down
Let your hair hang all around me
Let it down, let it down
Let your love flow and astound me

While you look so sweetly and divine, I can feel you here
I see your eyes are busy kissing mine, and I do, I do
Wondering what it is theyre expecting to see
Should someone be looking at me

Let it down, let it all down
Let your hair hang all around me
Let it down, let it down
Let your love flow and astound me

George Harrison, Let it Down.

EdG
September 12th, 2008, 07:04 PM
Back When My Hair Was Short (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE2kQe0PghU) by Gunhill Road (1973).

Slowly I changed my ways
College and long-haired days
Seeing three concerts a week
An honest to God hippy freak
Too busy eating to speak
Except about love

We held rallies for love
But no one knew what they stood for
How many months were they good for
The meaning is gone

I've had this song on a KTEL collection album since my childhood. :)
Ed

Saoirse
September 12th, 2008, 08:01 PM
Sweet Sir Galahad came in through the window
in the night when the moon was in the yard
He took her hand in his, and shook the long hair from his neck,
and told her she'd been working much too hard...
- Joan Baez, "Sweet Sir Galahad"

longhairedfairy
September 12th, 2008, 08:15 PM
Black is the Color - I like the Gaelic Storm version

truepeacenik
September 13th, 2008, 12:30 AM
I have a few:
Tangled up in Blue (Dylan), for the line: "wondering if she'd changed at all/if her hair was still red"

Old Brown Shoe (George Harrison) "I want a short haired girl /who sometimes wears it twice as long"

Crosby Stills Nash and Young Almost Cut My Hair
Almost cut my hair
Happened just the other day
It's gettin' kind of long
I could've said it was in my way

But I didn't and I wonder why
I feel like letting my freak flag fly
And I feel like I owe it, yeah ... to someone, yeah

Well, must be because I had the flu this Christmas
Oh, yeah and I'm not feeling up to par
Oh, I tell you baby this increases my paranoia
Yeah, like looking in my mirror and seeing a police car

Well, well, I'm not, I'm not giving in an inch to fear
Well, you know I've promised myself this year
Well, I feel oh, like I owe it, I owe, I owe it to someone
Oh ... like I owe it to someone

Oh, yes when I get myself together
Yeah, you can find me in that sunny southern weather, yeah

I'm goin' to find a space inside a laugh, yes
Separate the wheat from some chaff
Oh, and I feel ...
Like I owe it, yeah ... to someone

and Grateful Dead (Robert Hunter , lyrics)
IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE ROSES

Annie laid her head down in the roses
She had ribbons, ribbons, ribbons
in her long brown hair
I don't know, it must have been the roses
All I know is I could not leave her there

I don't know, it must have been the roses
The roses or the ribbons in her long brown hair
I don't know maybe it was the roses
All I know was I could not leave her there

Ten years the waves rolled the
ships home from the sea
Thinking well how it may blow
in all good company
if I tell another what
your own lips told to me
may I lay neath the roses
and my eyes no longer see

I don't know, it must have been the roses
The roses or the ribbons in her long brown hair
I don't know maybe it was the roses
All I know was I could not leave her theree

One pane of glass in the window
No one is complaining though,
come in and shut the door
Faded is the crimson from the
ribbons that she wore
and it's strange how no one
comes round anymore

I don't know, it must have been the roses
The roses or the ribbons in her long brown hair
I don't know maybe it was the roses
All I know was I could not leave her there

Annie layed her head down in the roses
She had ribbons, ribbons, ribbons
in her long brown hair
I don't know, it must have been the roses
All I know was I could not leave her there

I don't know, it must have been the roses
The roses or the ribbons in her long brown hair
I don't know maybe it was the roses
All I know was I could not leave her there

and for grins and giggles:
Portapotty by Keller Williams
**I fell in love in the portapotty line
In the parking lot of some show
She was dancing round clutchin herself
She was waitin for her turn to go**

Her dreadlocks swung down
Like shiny golden chains
And she looked to be strong and brave
My nose was filled with a bouqet of patchouli oil
It looked like she had never shaved

I knew right away that I was in love
And she was the one for me
I could not tell if she felt the same way
But I know that she had to pee

**

The sunlight shone bright threw that sundress she wore
And reflected off the ring in her nose
Her ankle bells jingled as she danced around
I�m so proud of the line that I chose

Then all of the sudden she could not take it no more
On that portapotty she wailed and she banged
As she started tiltin it back and forth
Well, I just raised my head and I sang

**

That pretty little vacant sign showed her face
And she blew right in like Peter Pan
I wanted to be there when she was done
So I went and I peed behind a van

Well I did not realize just how much had been drunk
I stood there for the length of the song
Well I zipped up
Went back to that portapotty
But my sweet little lover was gone

**
**
She was dancin round clutchin herself
She was waiting for her turn to go

winter_star
September 13th, 2008, 01:10 AM
My Completeness by Thirsty Merc:
She came to me
With her arms
Open wide
Learnt my style
There she stood
Like a child

With her hair
Flowing down in blue cascades
Love, lapping at her feet
Life, dancing in a masquerade
My completeness

and my favourite...!!!

The Highwayman by Loreena McKennitt
And over the cobbles he clattered and clashed in the dark inn-yard.
And he tapped with his whip on the shutters, but all was locked and barred.
He whistled a tune to the window, and who should be waiting there
But the landlord's black-eyed daughter,
Bess, the landlord's daughter,
Plaiting a dark red love-knot into her long black hair...
He rose upright in the stirrups. He scarce could reach her hand,
But she loosened her hair i' the casement. His face burnt like a brand
As the black cascade of perfume came tumbling over his breast;
And he kissed its waves in the moonlight,
(Oh, sweet waves in the moonlight!)
He tugged at his reins in the moonlight, and galloped away to the west.

Alun
September 13th, 2008, 01:12 AM
Almost Cut My Hair - David Crosby (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)

Almost cut my hair
Happened just the other day
It's gettin' kind of long
I could've said it was in my way

But I didn't and I wonder why
I feel like letting my freak flag fly
And I feel like I owe it, yeah ... to someone, yeah

Well, must be because I had the flu this Christmas
Oh, yeah and I'm not feeling up to par
Oh, I tell you baby this increases my paranoia
Yeah, like looking in my mirror and seeing a police car

Well, well, I'm not, I'm not giving in an inch to fear
Well, you know I've promised myself this year
Well, I feel oh, like I owe it, I owe, I owe it to someone
Oh ... like I owe it to someone

[Instrumental (Electric Guitar)]

Oh, yes when I get myself together
Yeah, you can find me in that sunny southern weather, yeah

I'm goin' to find a space inside a laugh, yes
Separate the wheat from some chaff
Oh, and I feel ...
Like I owe it, yeah ... to someone

shrimp
September 13th, 2008, 02:29 AM
Ray LaMontagne - Hannah

'I never knew a man fall so far until I landed here
Where all of my wounds turn into gold when I kissed your hair
....
She's got hair that flows right down
Right down to the backs of her knees'


Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - 'Her Hair Hangs Long'

'Well her hair hangs long,
lingers like a summer's day,
oh how happy I am'


Shack - 'The Girl with the Long Brown Hair'

Not long hair as such but

Syd Barrett - Golden Hair

and as I've already gone so far off-topic :wink:

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Hair Pie: Bake 1
Bake 2

tiny_teesha
September 13th, 2008, 04:11 AM
Stephen Speaks - All these things
"...Maybe it's her hair, soft golden and wind blown
as we drive through the streets of town

It could be all these things
But i think it's her smile..."

Hmm i wrote a few somewhere. I'm sure there is a song by Missy Higgins that mentions hair i can't remember which one....
ah well! :)

Gecko
September 13th, 2008, 07:16 AM
St. Augustine - Band of Horses
"if i stayed behind
would you let your hair grow?
i will forget
the favors that you owe"

After the Afterlife - Chad Vangaalen
"So tell me about your mom
And how she cuts her hair
Does she like it short
Does she grow it out
Like seaweed"

luciole
September 13th, 2008, 07:29 AM
Devendra Banhart - Long-haired child

A mind winters day, it’s cold, and I know for certain
When I go outside my head will start hurtin
It’s a winter’s day and I know for certain
When I go outside my head will start hurtin
So I'll wrap it up in materials
To keep my head from getting cold
I’ll wrap it up in materials to
To keep my head from getting cold
And I said to all my friends when I have kids
Yeah I said to all my friends when I have kids

I’m gonna want that child to be a long-haired child
I’m gonna want that child to be a long-haired child
I’m gonna want the child to be a long-haired child
I’m gonna want the child to be a long-haired child

And I go outside and mingle in the snow
My head looks like a globe
Ain’t no hair on it at all
Do I buy a wig
Should I grow my beard
And comb it upwards
And around my ears
Well I can’t wait for the kids to come
No I can’t wait for the kids to come
Say "hey babe you ain't going to no barber shop!"
‘Cause I want yeah I want I know for certain

I want the child to be a long-haired child
I’m gonna want the child to be a long-haired child
I’m gonna want the child to be a long-haired child
I’m gonna want the child to be a long-haired child
Baby that’s for sure, baby that's for sure

And when the snow it hits my temple
I wanna rush home and put on the kettle now
And warm my little brain and bald head
I’m too cold to know if I’m alive or dead

But when my baby slips out my mama’s womb
When my baby slips out my mama’s womb
We’re gonna enter a new life
Enter a new life, that’s for sure
You’re gonna enter your self back through your baby’s front door
Now if you want that child to be a long-haired child
You’re gonna make that baby be a long-haired child that’s for sure
Baby, baby, that’s for sure
Shoo bop, shoo bop
Shoo bop, shoo bop

Mitzy
September 13th, 2008, 09:50 PM
The Waifs sing a song called The Haircut. I am too lazy to Google the lyrics.

And Timbuk 3 (was that the band's name) sang Hairstyles and Attitudes

How well do we use
our freedom to choose
the illusions we create?

There must be more.

Saoirse
September 15th, 2008, 08:09 PM
Oh, and this one of course:

Well, if you're travelin' in the north country fair,
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline,
Remember me to one who lives there.
She once was a true love of mine.

Please see for me if her hair hangs long,
If it rolls and flows all down her breast.
Please see for me if her hair hangs long,
That's the way I remember her best.

(Girl from the North Country)

jojo
September 17th, 2008, 01:07 PM
found this one, which i think is very appropriate and one in the eye for those who say you can't have long hair after a certain age!

Don't ever take the ribbons from your hair
Each tiny bow is tied with loving care
You're pretty as a picture and I love each precious curle
Your mommy's little problem but your daddy's little girl
You'll never grow too old to wear your bows
They'll always match your little turned up nose
And even when you grow to be like mommy sweet and fair
Don't ever take the ribbons from your hair

Don't ever take the ribbons from your hair
And never lose that precious baby's stare
You're lighter than a feather when I bounce you on my knee
You're daddy's little angel and that's what you'll always be
Those silken strands of ribbon match your eyes
They're bluer than the blue up in the skies
Your daddy feels as wealthy as the richest millionaire
Don't ever take the ribbons from your hair

RavennaNight
September 17th, 2008, 01:33 PM
"You wanna go out when its raining and blowing
But you can't go out 'cause your roots are showing!
Dye em black!
Black black black black No. 1"
--type O negative, Black No.1
:cheese:

saracuda
September 17th, 2008, 02:07 PM
Just lay your head back on the ground and let your hair fall all around me.
Offer up your best defense but this is the end, this is the end of the innocence.
~The End Of Innocence, by Don Henley

I picture you in a car
Blonde hair in the wind
~You Come To My Senses, by Chicago

1nuitblanche
September 17th, 2008, 02:58 PM
I was thinking about "La fille du Nord" sang by Hughes Aufray, but Saoirse already mentioned it. (In the version I'd heard though, the girl has long blonde hair that dances down to the small of her back.)

RavennaNight
September 17th, 2008, 03:02 PM
[QUOTE=saracuda;272283]Just lay your head back on the ground and let your hair fall all around me.
Offer up your best defense but this is the end, this is the end of the innocence.
~The End Of Innocence, by Don Henley

Wow you read my mind!

Mely
September 17th, 2008, 03:49 PM
I thought of "The Highwayman", which has already been mentioned.

Another one that comes to mind is Wildwood Flower

WILDWOOD FLOWER
As recorded by The Carter Family
Written by A. P. Carter

CAPO: 2nd Fret/KEY: E/PLAY: D
[D] Oh, I'll twine with my mingles and [A7] waving black [D] hair
With the roses so red and the [A7] lilies so [D] fair
And the myrtle so [D7] bright with the [G] emerald [D] hue
The pale and the leader and [A7] eyes look like [D] blue.

Oh I'll dance, I will sing and my (*laugh) shall be gay
I will charm every heart, in his crown I will sway
When I woke from my dreaming, my idol was clay
All portion of love had all flown away.

Oh he taught me to love him and promised to love
And to cherish me over all others above
How my heart is now wond'ring no mis'ry can tell
He's left me no warning, no words of farewell.

Oh, he taught me to love him and called me his (*flow'r)
That was blooming to cheer him through life's dreary hour
Oh, I long to see him and regret the dark hour
He's gone and neglected this pale wildwood flow'r.

*Note: Mother Maybelle pronounces (laugh/loff) and (flower/flow'r/flour)

saracuda
September 17th, 2008, 03:55 PM
Ray Stevens has a comedy song called The Haircut Song:

When you get a haircut, be sure to go back home
When you get a haircut, get a barber you have known
Since you were a little bitty boy sittin' in a booster chair
Or you might look like Larry, Moe or Curly if a stranger cuts your hair

Well, Butte, Montana just a'passin' through, one thing I just had to do
Had to get a haircut and I was worried for my hair
I had a feeling of impending doom the minute I stepped into that room
And laid my eyes upon that barber chair

It was a macho barber shop. Hair dryers were mounted on a rifle rack.
Wasn't no mirrors. The barber chair was a Peterbilt... Barber walked in;
he was huge, seven feet tall, three hundred pounds of spring steel and
rawhide. Wearin' a hard hat, chewin' a cigar, had a t-shirt on -- said,
"I hate musicians". Threw me in the chair, sneered and said, "What'll it
be pal?" Now a lot of people would be intimidated in a situation like
this...I was not. I am what I am, play my piano, and sing my little
songs. I looked him right in the eye and I said, "I'm a logger - just up
from Coos Bay, Oregon. Been toppin' trees - quite possibly the toughest
man in the entire world". He said, "All right!" he gave me a haircut and
I walked out of there friends, my hair was gone! Made Kojak look like
Bill Golden. Yeah, had a tremendous craving to operate heavy equipment.
Now, you may think that Butte, Montana haircut's the worst any man could
ever get...Wrong!

Well, a few months later I was in LA, truckin' along on a smoggy day
I needed a haircut so bad I looked like Bozo the Clown
I was looking shaggy, not too good, I'd put it off as long as I could
And Lord, I hate to get a haircut out of town

Well, I walked in immediately and realized immediately that this guy was
into punk rock. The walls were done in black leather. Had chains and
whips and handcuffs hangin on ╬em. Barber walked in, he had orange hair.
Black mascara. Stainless steel teeth. Black leather jacket with zinc
studs. He threw me in the chair, hit me a couple times - whap, whap -
chained me down, threw a Nazi flag over me. Said, "I'm gonna tell you
something that might make you a little nervous." I laughed. "Ha ha
ha..." I said, "What could possibly make me nervous?" "He said, "I'm
gay." Nooo problem. I'm not threatened in any way. I mean, I'm secure in
my manhood, everything is cool I am what I am, play my little piano,
sing my little songs. I looked him right in the eye. I said, "I'm a
logger. Played football in high school. I was in the Marine Corps." He
said "All right" and he gave me a haircut. I walked out of there,
friends, my hair was purple. Well, at least that mohawk section down the
middle was puprle. Had a white streak down one side... other side looked
like Mr. T. Had a couple safety pins in my cheeks. Felt a teeeeny bit
conspicuous. Luckily, my next job was in San Fransisco. Shoot, I got
there and I didn't even stand out at all. Wasn't even close! Those
people thought I was an insurance salesman!

Well, a few months later, I was way down south, grits and gravy and hush
your mouth
Hair so long I'm startin' to look like a man in drag
It was then that the sheriff walked up and said, "Boy, you got too much
hair on your head...
You better get yourself a haircut or a dog tag!"
Well, when I stepped into the shop, I realized immediately that I was
dealing with a born-again barber. Don't see too many barber shops with a
steeple, had an organ in the corner, a choir. An usher led me to the
barber chair. Barber walked in, started saying grace, "Oh Lord, for
these haircuts we are about to receive, may we be truly thankful.
Dominus possum pax probiscus, post mortem, et tu brute, puella
carborundum." He was sorta half-Baptist, half-Catholic... kind of a
Cathtist. He started cuttin' my hair and preachin' at the same time. I
mean he's a wild man, scissors and razors a'flyin' around my head, he's
talkin'about the liquor and wild women and music and sex and the evils
of dancing and the music business in general. Then he looked down at me
and he said, "What do you do for a living?" Now, I'm not ashamed of what
I do for a livin'. Workin' bars and casinos, around liquor and wild
women, I just play my piano, sing my little songs. I looked him right in
the eye and I said, "I run this church for loggers..."

When you get a haircut, be sure to go back home
When you get a haircut, get a barber you have known
Since you were a little bitty boy sittin' in a booster chair
Or you might look like Larry, Moe or Curly if a stranger cuts your hair

RavennaNight
September 17th, 2008, 04:07 PM
Enchained to a shadow of the past
He walks the path of life
Following the same quest, silly lover
Silly romance now pathetic
constant permanent disenchantment
she will be called Moonskin
and she will have the beauty of the marble

Hair dancing like flames
Around her snow white shape

-Samael, "Moonskin" from "Passage" 1996

This is inspiration to me

easternsunrise
September 17th, 2008, 04:18 PM
Chris Cornell "Mission"

Smoldering down inside your mood
Slithering and fanning in your eyes
I'm going to dive through your crying
And sleep in your hair
Rise from your ashes and kneel in you prayers
Tear all your temples down
I'm on a mission now

Love this one too...gotta love Chris Cornell!:)

Eireann
September 17th, 2008, 04:49 PM
Love this one too...gotta love Chris Cornell!:)

Yes! He's definitely my rock star fantasy boyfriend. The early soundgarden days with the long hair. . .sigh. . .

http://web.stargate.net/soundgarden/images/right.jpg

Back on the subject, there's also Bob Dylan:

Purple clover, Queen Anne lace,
Crimson hair across your face,
You could make me cry if you don't know.
Can't remember what I was thinkin' of
You might be spoilin' me too much, love,
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go

LadyLongLocks
September 17th, 2008, 04:52 PM
"Five colors in her hair" by McFly.

I have collected 15 hair related songs so far and posted them on a playlist on my myspace.

Every song talks of HAIR in some way.

:) Myspace page:

http://www.myspace.com/jjjspace4lhfriendsonly


The Myspace is for long hair friends so you will see lots of long hair along with the playlist of songs!
The page refreshes and the friends all change on the page...lots of nice long hair plus long hair music...what could be better!

Click on any song to play it! :)


http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i172/JJJLonghair/late%2007%20and%202008%20hair%20photos/100_4482cpyrtzsygmsPHOTO2-1.jpg

:) Songs also posted here if you rather not visit Myspace:

http://jjjlonghairphotopage.zoomshare.com/1.shtml?y=2008&m=8&d=17&detail=1#8a03e2ef4b3c3c8bd647f7ab15b6a04d

anna1850
September 17th, 2008, 06:39 PM
How about Long Haired Lover From Liverpool by Jimmy Osmond?

"I'll be your long haired lover from Liverpool
And I'll do anything you say
I'll be your clown or your puppet or your April Fool
If you'll be my sunshine daisy from L.A."

God, that song is annoying.

Speedbump
September 17th, 2008, 08:25 PM
You guys are GOOD. Every single one of mine is already on this list, including the Type O Negative song! :lol:

Eireann
September 18th, 2008, 10:54 AM
How about Long Haired Lover From Liverpool by Jimmy Osmond?

"I'll be your long haired lover from Liverpool
And I'll do anything you say
I'll be your clown or your puppet or your April Fool
If you'll be my sunshine daisy from L.A."

God, that song is annoying.

Oh my gosh! I completely forgot about that song!! Thanks for making me smile!! :)

whisper
September 18th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Musta Got Lost (Intro Excerpt)
J Geils Band

...So you start walking over to her house
and you get over to her house
and you walk over to her door and
you start poundin on her door and you say
"Open up the door b@#!%!ö
This is wooba gooba with the green teeth, let me in!!"

Well, she opens up the door
and then you just kinda walk up to her and say
"Baby", (say Baby!) you look up way up at her green mascara
and you say "Oh my darling,
you know her and me was at the party as friends -
do not believe what they say
that's only gossip that they tellin ya -
a wise crack of lies!"
You say Darling!!!

Take your big curls and squeeze them down Ratumba -
What's the name of the chick with the long hair?
(Rapunzel!) Hey Rapunzel!
Heh heh... Hey Reputa the beautah! Reputa the Beautah!
Hey Reputa the Beautah flip me down your hair
and let me climb up to the ladder of your love!!
Because this is the wooba gooba sayin to ya
"Love comes once and when it comes
you better grab it fast cuz sometimes the love
you grab aint gonn' last and
I believe I musta,
You know I think I musta,
You know baby I think I musta,
You know I think I musta,
I musta got lost!!!!!!!

Tressie
September 18th, 2008, 05:31 PM
The song "HAIR" was the first thing that popped into my head.

Gimme a head with hair, long beautiful hair
Shining, gleaming, steaming, flaxen, waxen
Give me down to there, hair!
Shoulder length, longer (hair!)
Here baby, there mama, Everywhere daddy daddy

CHORUS:
Hair! (hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair)
Flow it, Show it;
Long as God can grow it, My Hair!
LOL! I have thought of this Cowsills' song since joining LHC (o:

I'd like to add the part: " Oh say... can you see..., my... eyes?
If you can, then my hair's too short!"

Led Zeppelin: The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair!

Tabitha
September 18th, 2008, 05:42 PM
Just lay your head back on the ground and let your hair fall all around me.
Offer up your best defense but this is the end, this is the end of the innocence.
~The End Of Innocence, by Don Henley



Just lay your head back on the ground and let your hair fall all around me.
Offer up your best defense but this is the end, this is the end of the innocence.
~The End Of Innocence, by Don Henley

Wow you read my mind!

This song was THE reason I decided to grow my hair. It sounded so ... sensual.

I also like Henley's "Boys of Summer" - he's obviously a man who notices hair:

And I can see you
you brown skin shining in the sun
you got your hair combed back
sunglasses on baby

mellie
September 18th, 2008, 06:27 PM
I am loving everyone's songs!! Such beautiful images! Keep it comin'! :-)

Mely
September 18th, 2008, 10:07 PM
I'm not sure if this one has been mentioned:

Help me make it through the night
by Kris Kristofferson

Take the ribbon from your hair,
Shake it loose and let it fall,
Layin' soft upon my skin.
Like the shadows on the wall.

Come and lay down by my side
'till the early morning light
All I'm takin' is your time.
Help me make it through the night.

I don't care what's right or wrong,
I don't try to understand.
Let the devil take tomorrow.
Lord, tonight I need a friend.

Yesterday is dead and gone
And tomorrow's out of sight.
And it's sad to be alone.
Help me make it through the night.

I don't care what's right or wrong,
I don't try to understand.
Let the devil take tomorrow.
Lord, tonight I need a friend.

Yesterday is dead and gone
And tomorrow's out of sight.
Lord, it's bad to be alone.
Help me make it through the night.


edit to add:
Then there is the traditional nursery song:

Oh, dear! What can the matter be?

Oh, dear! What can the matter be?
Oh, dear! What can the matter be?
Oh, dear! What can the matter be?
Johnny's so long at the fair.

He promised to buy me
A trinket to please me
And then for a smile,
Oh, he vowed he would tease me
He promised to buy me
A bunch of blue ribbons
To tie up my bonnie brown hair.

Oh, dear! What can the matter be?
Oh, dear! What can the matter be?
Oh, dear! What can the matter be?
Johnny's so long at the fair.

He promised to bring me
A basket of posies
A garland of lilies,
A wreath of red rosies
A little straw hat to
Set off the blue ribbons
That tie up my bonnie brown hair.

Oh, dear! What can the matter be?
Oh, dear! What can the matter be?
Oh, dear! What can the matter be?
Johnny's so long at the fair.

He promised he'd buy me
A beautiful fairing,
A gay bit of lace that
the lassies are wearing,
To set off the hat that
Sets off the blue ribbons,
That tie up my bonnie brown hair.

Oh, dear! What can the matter be?
Oh, dear! What can the matter be?
Oh, dear! What can the matter be?
Johnny's so long at the fair.

Eireann
September 19th, 2008, 07:03 AM
Speaking of traditional songs, there's the one my Irish dad used to sing to me when I was a long-haired girl:

Her eyes they shone like diamonds
You'd think she was queen of the land
Her hair hung over her shoulder
Tied up with a black velvet band

Tapioca
September 19th, 2008, 11:40 AM
Sloopy let your hair down, ooo
Let it hang down on me
Sloopy let your hair down, girl
Let it hang down on me, yeah
--Hang on Sloopy -The Yardbirds

Has no one mentioned Sloopy?

morningstar
September 19th, 2008, 12:52 PM
Gordon Lightfoots' Affair on 8th Avenue: One of my favorite songs of his (love that man)

The perfume that she wore was from some little store
On the down side of town
But it lingered on long after she'd gone
I remember it well
And our fingers entwined like ribbons of light
And we came through a doorway somewhere in the night
Her long flowing hair came softly undone
And it lay all around
And she brushed it down as I stood by her side
In the warmth of her love

And she showed me her treasures of paper and tin
And then we played a game only she could win
And she told me a riddle I'll never forget
Then left with the answer I've never found yet

How long, said she, can a moment like this
Belong to someone
What's wrong, what is right, when to live or to die
We must almost be born
So if you should ask me what secrets I hide
I'm only your lover, don't make me decide

The perfume that she wore was from some little store
On the down side of town
But it lingered on long after she'd gone
I remember it well

And she showed me her treasures of paper and tin
And then we played a game only she could win
And our fingers entwined like ribbons of light
And we came through a doorway somewhere in the night

morningstar
September 19th, 2008, 01:04 PM
Oh to anyone that has not heard the poem that Eireann mentioned it is very funny.
I looked it up on youtube and listened first to make sure it was safe...after all it is George Carlin.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3WxpY-r_FM

Rain
September 19th, 2008, 06:02 PM
I choose to think these are about long hair.

Black Hair - Nick Cave
Last night my kisses were banked in black hair
And in my bed, my lover, her hair was midnight black
And all her mystery dwelled within her black hair
And her black hair framed a happy heart-shaped face

And heavy-hooded eyes inside her black hair
Shined at me frome the depths of her hair of deepest black
While my fingers pushed into her straight black hair
Pulling her black hair back from her happy heart-shaped face

To kiss her milk-white throat, a dark curtain of black hair
Smothered me, my lover with her beautiful black hair
The smell of it is heavy. It is charged with life
On my fingers the smell of her deep black hair

Full of all my whispered words, her black hair
And wet with tears and good-byes, her hair of deepest black
All my tears cried against her milk-white throat
Hidden behind the curtain of her beautiful black hair

As deep as ink and black, black as the deepest sea
The smell of her black hair upon my pillow
Where her head and all its black hair did rest
Today she took a train to the West
Today she took a train to the West
Today she took a train to the West

Mojo Pin - Jeff Buckley
I'm lying in my bed
The blanket is warm
This body will never be
Safe from harm
Still feel your hair
Black ribbons of coal
Touch my skin
To keep me whole....

Oh...if only you'd come back to me..
If you laid at my side...
Wouldn't need no Mojo Pin
To keep me satisfied...

Don't wanna weep for you
Don't wanna know
I'm blind and tortured
The white horses flow (horse has flown)
Memories fire
The rhythms fall slow
Black beauty I love you so....

Uh precious precious silver and gold
And pearls in oyster's flesh
Drop down we two to serve and pray to love
Born again from the rhythm
Screaming down from heaven
Ageless, ageless and I'm there in your arms......

Don't wanna weep for you
I don't wanna know
I'm blind and tortured
The white horses flow
The memories fire
The rhythms fall slow..
Black beauty I love you so....so..so..so...

Dah........

Oh the welts of your scorn, my love
Give me more
Send whips of opinion down my back
Give me more
Well it's you I've waited my life to see
It's you I've searched so hard for....

Don't wanna weep for you
Don't wanna know
I'm blind and tortured
The white horses flow (horse has flown)
The memories fire
The rhythms fall slow..
Black beauty I love you so.....so...black black black beauty.....

danacc
September 26th, 2008, 06:04 PM
When You Shook Your Long Hair Down
(Words and Music by Tom Paxton)

When you shook your long hair down,
When you sat beside me,
All my terrors came to town,
And they began to ride me.
I was left without a word.
I lost my situation.
When you shook your long hair down,
You shook my whole foundation.

When you shook your long hair down,
My defences crumbled.
Feeling I'd begun to drown,
All my words got jumbled.
Not a word would come to mind.
I felt a child of seven.
When you shook your long hair down,
I saw one hope of heaven.

I was left without a chance,
No hope of a returning.
In your eyes I saw a glance,
Of all my bridges burning.

You know you were hardly fair.
You'd already won me.
With my heart already there,
You had to go and stun me.
Took the ribbon in your hand,
Pulled it till it parted.
When you shook your long hair down,
You know what you started.

I was left without a chance,
No hope of a returning.
In your eyes I saw a glance,
Of all my bridges burning.


Rolling Down the Hills (Carly Simon)
People who have bad times
Write hard luck songs
But when their days are green
They think about love
Sunshine, flowers in a garden
Did I bump you sir?
I'm beggin' your pardon
have you seen such a day?
Let's begin it by startin' -
And rollin' down the hills with me.

People who have short hair
Write short hair songs
But when their hair gets long
They think about winding it around in daisy chains
Waitin' for the showers
Just to wash it in the rain
Have you seen such hair?
Well let the wind play -
As you're rollin' down the hills with me

People who have no hills
Write songs about plains
But if that's not what you want to do
Well you can jump aboard a bus
Or boat or wooden canoe
I know just the mountain
That's been waitin' for you
Too write songs about the peaks
And the beautiful views -
As you're rollin' down the hills with me.


Walk Right In (The Rooftop Singers)
Walk right in, set right down
Daddy let your mind roll on
Walk right in, set right down
Daddy let your mind roll on
Ev'rybody's talkin' 'bout a new way o' walkin'
Do you wanna lose your mind?
Walk right in, set right down
Daddy let your mind roll on
Walk right in, set right down
Baby let your hair hang down
Walk right in, set right down
Baby let your hair hang down
Ev'rybody's talkin' bout' a new way o' walkin'
Do you wanta lose your mind
Walk right in, set right down
Baby let your hair hang down
Baby let your hair hang down

PeaceWithTrees
September 26th, 2008, 06:39 PM
Big black boots,
long brown hair,
she's so sweet
with her get back stare.
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet


YEah, thats the hair song for me too! I always wanted to be the pretty girl in the song, but something was always missing, the long brown hair!!!!!!! So, im on my way!!!!! I hope one day ill be satisfied in hearing that song!

Bunnygirl
September 26th, 2008, 07:57 PM
The song I always think about that motivates me, is "Wonderful Tonight", by Eric Clapton--a song from my teen years. He wrote this song for and about his wife, Patti Boyd. He was actually reflecting on how long it took her to get ready to go out for the evening, but I love it. :wink:

It's late in the evening; she's wondering what clothes to wear.
She puts on her make-up and brushes her long blonde hair.
And then she asks me, "Do I look all right?"
And I say, "Yes, you look wonderful tonight."



Have you read her book? She's such an interesting lady.

Although her hair is shoulder length now, she used to have such a gorgeous head of hair!

http://www.aepnet.de/user/Micheel/BEATLES/Pictures/Pattie%20Boyd.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/Fashionvictim83/p.jpg

Handsome musicians tend to favor girls with super long hair. :pLayne Staley of Alice in Chains' fiancee Demri Parrott had drool worthy hair

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/Fashionvictim83/Demri/l_03c69fe3446cd767c0196bd8008b783c.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/Fashionvictim83/Demri/18747513_121775692310.jpg

berr
October 5th, 2008, 08:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZd1KeZhjfU Not long hair but I like the song and the message.

intothemist1999
October 5th, 2008, 09:02 PM
I always look to Gordon Lightfoot for some nice poetic lyrics :) This is a BEAUTIFUL melody, wish I could find a link to it:

The Last Time I Saw Her Face

"The last time I saw her face,
her eyes were bathed in starlight and her hair hung long
The last time she spoke to me, her lips were like the scented flowers inside a rain-drenched forest..."


Or this one, Affair on 8th Ave

" ...And our fingers entwined like ribbons of light
And we came through a doorway somewhere in the night
Her long flowing hair came softly undone
And it lay all around
And she brushed it down as I stood by her side
In the warmth of her love..."

intothemist1999
October 5th, 2008, 09:10 PM
I'm not sure if this one has been mentioned:

Help me make it through the night
by Kris Kristofferson

Take the ribbon from your hair,
Shake it loose and let it fall,
Layin' soft upon my skin.
Like the shadows on the wall.

Come and lay down by my side
'till the early morning light


I heard this song as a kid, and even then it seemed so evokative - wonderful imagery.

.

dor3girl
October 15th, 2008, 12:14 PM
I liked the Love & Rockets song, "So Alive"--there is a verse that goes, "I don't know what color your eyes are baby, but your hair is long & brown. Your legs are strong & they're so so long & you don't come from this town. . ."

NightDaemon
October 15th, 2008, 01:00 PM
The Lion King, I Just Can't Wait To Be King

I'm gonna be a mighty king
So enemies beware!
Well, I've never seen a king of beasts
With quite so little hair

Though, In The Jungle has to be my mane's theme song, I think.

heidi w.
October 15th, 2008, 01:18 PM
The song "HAIR" was the first thing that popped into my head.

Gimme a head with hair, long beautiful hair
Shining, gleaming, steaming, flaxen, waxen
Give me down to there, hair!
Shoulder length, longer (hair!)
Here baby, there mama, Everywhere daddy daddy

CHORUS:
Hair! (hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair)
Flow it, Show it;
Long as God can grow it, My Hair!

I believe from the same song are the lyrics:
(yep, http://janfox.com/sixties_live_lyrics.htm#Aquarius)

oh say can you seeeee, my-y eyes if you can
THEN MY HAIR'S TOO SHORT! (ending abruptly on this comment)

Then something obscure:
Dr. Hook (my firewalls at work won't let me link it)

Walk right in
Set (sit) right down
Bab-bee Let Your Hairrr Hang Down!

Everybody's doin' a new way of walkin'
Do you wanna lose your mind?!

heidi w.

NightDaemon
October 15th, 2008, 01:39 PM
heidi w., they're different songs from the same musical. But, yeah, I think anything from a musical called Hair would be a shoe-in for this thread. ;) :cheese:

SHELIAANN1969
October 15th, 2008, 03:19 PM
So Alive lyrics
by Love and Rockets


I don't know what color your eyes are, baby,
But your hair is long and brown.
Your legs are strong, and you're so, so long.
And you don't come from this town.

My head is full of magic, baby,
And I can't share this with you.
The feel I'm on a cross again, lately,
But there's nothing to do with you.

I'm alive, so alive.
I'm alive, so alive.

Your strut makes me crazy, makes me see you more clearly.
Oh, baby, now I can see you.
Wish I could stop,
Switch off the clock,
Make it all happen for you.

I'm alive, so alive.
I'm alive, so alive.

I don't know what color your eyes are, baby,
But your hair is long and brown.
Your legs are strong, and you're so, so long.
And you don't come from this town.

My head is full of magic, baby,
And I can't share this with you.
The feel I'm on top again, baby,
That's got everything to do with you.

I'm alive, so alive.
I'm alive, so alive.


Kris Kristofferson
Help me make it through the night

Take the ribbon from your hair
Shake it loose and let it fall
Layin' soft against your skin
Like the shadow on the wall

Come and lay down by my side
Till the early mornin' light
All I'm takin' is your time
Help me make it through the night

I don't care what's right or wrong
and I won't try to understand
Let the devil take tomorrow
Lord, tonight I need a friend

Yesterday is dead and gone
And tomorrow's out of sight
And it's sad to be alone
Help me make it through the night

And it's sad to be alone
Help me make it through the night

I don't want to be alone
Help me make it through the night

Honey39
October 15th, 2008, 03:27 PM
Behind closed doors by Charlie Rich:

"And when we get behind closed doors
Then she lets her hair hang down
And she makes me glad that I'm a man
Oh, no-one knows what goes on behind closed doors"

http://noolmusic.com/youtube_videos/charlie_rich_-_behind_closed_doors_-_music_video.php

kschr2004
October 15th, 2008, 08:15 PM
I may have missed it, but I didn't see 'Signs' in the list (either the Five Man Electrical Band or the Tesla version):

'And the sign said long haired freaky people need not apply
So I tucked my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why
He said you look like a fine upstanding young man, I think you'll do
So I took off my hat I said imagine that, huh, me working for you'

Heidi_234
October 16th, 2008, 02:49 AM
Oh yeah,
Thong Song by Kyuss

" My hair is, real long
No brains, all groin
No shoes, just thongs
I hate, slow songs

Oh yeah, you cry like I care
Oh yeah, buck naked and there

Hooray for, hooray for you "

I love this band.

mellie
October 16th, 2008, 06:38 AM
Heidi, I love those lyrics!


My hair is, real long
No brains, all groin
No shoes, just thongs
I hate, slow songs

That sounds like me... haha!! :-)

Also, your siggy is beautiful!! You must be a graphic designer?

ale
October 16th, 2008, 07:04 AM
She came to me one morning
One lonely sunday morning
Her long hair flowing
In the midwinter wind..

Uriah Heep, "Lady in black"

Heidi_234
October 16th, 2008, 07:32 AM
Heidi, I love those lyrics!
That sounds like me... haha!! :-)

Also, your siggy is beautiful!! You must be a graphic designer?
Huh,
Thanks, Well you're right. :)

hippie girl
October 16th, 2008, 08:38 AM
Not exactly long hair songs, but they certainly imply long hair.
Or, maybe the power of long hair. Same theme for both.

"Samson and Delilah" written by Gary Davis,
as performed by the Grateful Dead

If I had my way, I would tear this old building down.

Well Delilah was a woman, she was fine and fair,
She had good looks, God knows, and coal black hair,
Delilah she gained old Samson's mind.
When first he saw this woman, you know he couldn't believe his mind.

Delilah she climbed up on Samson's knee,
Said tell me where your strength lies if you please.
She spoke so kind and she talked so fair,
Well Samson said, Delilah cut off my hair.

You can shave my head, clean as my hand
And my strength will become as natural as any old man.

If I had my way, if I had my way, if I had my way,
I would tear this old building down.

You read about Samson, all from his works,
He was the strongest man that ever had lived on earth.



"Hallelujah" written by Leonard Cohen

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you
To a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

hippie girl
October 16th, 2008, 08:48 AM
Have to add this one, too. One of my vary favorite songs, ever. Loved to hear Jerry sing this.
This song is so sad.
Two long haired girls in this love song, by the way.


"Reuben and Cerise" written by Robert Hunter

CÚrise was brushing her long hair gently down
It was the afternoon of carnival
as she brushes it gently down

Reuben was strumming the painted mandolin
It was inlaid with a pretty face in jade
Played the Carnival Parade

CÚrise was dressing as Pirouette in white
when a fatal vision gripped her tight
CÚrise beware tonight

Reuben, Reuben tell me truly true
I feel afraid and I don't know why I do
Is there another girl for you?

If you could see in my heart
you would know it's true
there is none CÚrise except for you
except for you
I swear to it on my very soul
If I lie may I fall down cold

When Reuben played the painted mandolin
the breeze would stop to listen in
before going its way again

Masquerade began when nightfall finally woke
Like waves against the bandstand dancers broke
to the painted mandolin

Looking out on the crowd, who is standing there?
Sweet Ruby Claire at Reuben stared
At Reuben stared
She was dressed as Pirouette in red
and her hair hung gently down

The crowd pressed round
Ruby stood as though alone
Reuben's song took on a different tone
and he played it just for her

The song he played was the Carnival Parade
Each note cut a thread of CÚrise's fate
It cut through like a blade

Reuben was playing the painted mandolin
When Ruby froze and turned to stone
for the strings played all alone

The voice of CÚrise from the face of the mandolin
singing: Reuben, Reuben tell me true
for I have no one but you
If you could see in my heart
you would know it's true
There is none CÚrise, except for you -except for you

I swear to it on my very soul
If I lie, may I fall down cold

The truth of love
an unsung song must tell
The course of love must follow blind
without a look behind
Rubin walked through the streets
of New Orleans 'till dawn,
Cherise so lightly in his arms
and her hair hung gently down

and her hair hung gently down

truepeacenik
October 16th, 2008, 09:24 AM
^^ yay, more Dead songs, and Cohen, too...

how about Triad (CSN)
Crosby, 1968
I want to know how it will be
Me and her or you and me
You both stand there with your long hair flowing
Your eyes alive, your minds are still growing
Saying to me what can we do now that we
Both love you -- I love you too
I don't really see, why can't we go on as three
You are afraid, embarrased too, no one has ever
Said such a thing to you
Your mother's ghost stands at you shoulder
A face like ice a little bit colder
Saying to you
You can not do that it breaks alll the rules
You learned in school
I don't really see, why can't we go on as three
We love each other it's plain to see
There's just one answer comes to me
Sister lovers -- water brothers
And in time maybe others
So you see what we can do
If we try something new - if you're crazy too
I don't really see, why can't we go on as three

hippie girl
October 16th, 2008, 10:28 AM
^^ yay, more Dead songs,


Yep, there is a Dead song for every occasion. Usually two or three.

All I need to know about life I learned from the Grateful Dead.
(Or at the show.)

intothemist1999
November 22nd, 2008, 09:52 PM
GORGEOUS folk song!

COMING OF THE SNOW by Rod McDonald


When you decide to return again to the land that raised you
You find yourself travellin' back to your New England home
And you're passin' through and you run into somebody I used to know
Tell her I've been thinkin' about her in the comin' of the snow


And when you're standing on the pier by the empty harbor
And the fishin' boats are lying quiet until the spring
And you need a fire to sit beside while the winter weaves out its blow
Tell her I've been thinkin' about her in the comin' of the snow


And if you awaken with her long hair spread across your shoulders
And the day outside is as dark as her eyes
Take care to hold her close into the morning
And she will be true to you if you love her more than I


And if you're travellin' in the woods I used to walk along
And you find a rock a there standin' in the fallen leaves
And a chill should pass through the arms that cradle her longin'
You know that you can take her hand one more time for me

When you decide to return again to the land that raised you
You find yourself travellin' back to your New England home
And you're passin' through and you run into somebody I used to know
Tell her I've been thinkin' about her in the comin' of the snow

intothemist1999
November 22nd, 2008, 10:07 PM
edit to add:
Then there is the traditional nursery song:

Oh, dear! What can the matter be?



Oh, dear! What can the matter be?
Oh, dear! What can the matter be?
Oh, dear! What can the matter be?
Johnny's so long at the fair.

He promised he'd buy me
A beautiful fairing,
A gay bit of lace that
the lassies are wearing,
To set off the hat that
Sets off the blue ribbons,
That tie up my bonnie brown hair.




:D I was just going to post this.


Here's another one:

Black, black, black
is the color of my true love's hair
Her lips are like a rose so fair
And the prettiest face and the neatest hands.
I love the grass whereon she stands
She with the wondrous hair.

Black, black, black
is the color of my true love's hair
Her face is something truly rare.
Oh I do love my love and so well she knows
I love the ground whereon she goes.
She with the wondrous hair.

Black, black, black
is the color of my true love's hair
Alone, my life would be so bare.
I would sigh, I would weep,
I would never fall asleep
My love is 'way beyond compare
She with the wondrous hair.
Black, black, black
is the color of my true love's hair.

Ryanne
November 23rd, 2008, 03:10 AM
Keith Urban - She's More

I like blue eyes
her's are green
not like the woman of my dreams
and her hairs not quite,
as long as I had planned
5 foot 3 isnt tall,
shes not the girl I pictured at all

Idina Menzel - I'm Not That Girl

Blithe smile, lithe limb
She who's winsome, she wins him
Gold hair with a gentle curl
That's the girl he chose
And Heaven knows
I'm not that girl

Lady Lilya
November 23rd, 2008, 08:09 AM
Whenever I sing this song to my baby, I am imagining someone running fingers through long hennaed hair:

I went to the animal fair
The birds and the beasts were there
The big baboon
By the light of the moon
Was combing his auburn hair

The monkey he got drunk
He climbed up the elephant's trunk
The elephant sneezed
And fell on his knees
But what became of the monk?

Gothic Lolita
November 23rd, 2008, 09:02 AM
Hope this one wasn't posted yet:

Sieben by Subway to Sally:

Sieben mal flecht ich dein Haar um den alten Apfelbaum
Sieben Mal und es wird wahr
Du hast keine Wahl
Denn die Sieben ist meine Zahl

Translation

Seven times I braid your hair around the old appletree
Seven times and it will become true
You have no choice
'Cause Seven is my number

Hm, sounds a lot better in German. But hey, her hair needs to be awefully long to be braided seven times around an old tree!

wendyg
November 23rd, 2008, 12:16 PM
Long, yellow hair is a recurring theme in Anglo-American traditional folk songs and ballads (probably because in northern tales light coloring is always good). For example:

Lady Margaret stood at her high hall door
Combing her yellow hair
When by there came Willie with his new-made bride
Coming from the church so near.
Coming from the church so near.

She's thrown down her ivory comb
And she's thrown back her hair
And she's thrown herself from her high, high window
Never to rise from there
Never to rise from there

<unfortunately, after that she appears to William as a ghost and he kills himself in grief and remorse>
---------------

Or:
As I roved out one evening fair
Out of sight of land
I spied a mermaid sitting on a rock
With a comb and a glass in her hand

Combing down her long yellow hair
Her skin was like the lily fair
Her cheeks were like two roses and her eyes were like stars
And her voice like the nightingale clear.

<unfortunately, after that the ship goes down killing everyone because seeing a mermaid when you're out to sea is a very, very, very bad sign.>

wg

sneakybea
November 23rd, 2008, 03:07 PM
Here's one from the Barenaked Ladies "What a Good Boy":
This name is the hairshirt I wear
And this hairshirt is woven from your brown hair.
This song is the cross that I bear,
Bear it with me, bear with me, bear with me, be with me tonight,
I know that it isn't right, but be with me tonight.
---------------------
Of the songs that have already been quoted, I particularly love the lyrics to "Sweet Child of Mine" because it evokes the warm safe feeling my own hair gives me, and "To Emily, Wherever I may find her," because it's such a romantic song.

Norman
November 23rd, 2008, 04:06 PM
Charlie Rich "Behind Closed Doors" and The McCoys "Hang on Sloopy" are the ones which come immediately to mind. Maybe it's my era. These two were mentioned earlier I think.
I have three single records with a ahir theme. 1966 saw Peter and Gordon have a hit with "Ladygodiva" on both sides of the Atlantic. 1970 saw a release from the late Gene Pitney "She lets her hair down " ( Got that one off e-bay rcently) and the Don Henley release written by Bruce Hornsby entitled " End of the Innocence".
The Peter and Gordon and Don Henley ones are all available on Youtube. Sadly the Gene Pitney one isn't . It was very obscure..only relaesed in Spain or Italy I think.

Tapioca
November 24th, 2008, 11:37 AM
:D I was just going to post this.


Here's another one:

Black, black, black
is the color of my true love's hair
Her lips are like a rose so fair
And the prettiest face and the neatest hands.
I love the grass whereon she stands
She with the wondrous hair.

Black, black, black
is the color of my true love's hair
Her face is something truly rare.
Oh I do love my love and so well she knows
I love the ground whereon she goes.
She with the wondrous hair.

Black, black, black
is the color of my true love's hair
Alone, my life would be so bare.
I would sigh, I would weep,
I would never fall asleep
My love is 'way beyond compare
She with the wondrous hair.
Black, black, black
is the color of my true love's hair.


Anyone else remember the Smothers Brothers?

Black is the color of my love's true hair
'Though her tresses are red as a rose
Black is the color of my love's true hair
But only her hairdresser knows
Does she or doesn't she?
Only her hairdresser knows!

UncommonTart
November 25th, 2008, 02:55 PM
On Raglan Road - adapted a bit from a poem by Patrick Kavanagh, and sung by many. The Billy Bragg version is my favorite:

On Raglan Road on an autumn day
I saw her first and knew
That her dark hair would weave a snare
That I would someday rue
I saw the danger yet I walked
Along the enchanted way
And I said let grief be a falling leaf
At the dawning of the day

On Grafton Street in November
We walked lightly along the ledge
Of a deep ravine where can be seen
The worth of passion's pledge
The Queen of Hearts still making tarts
And I not making hay
And I loved too much and by such, by such
Is happiness thrown away

I gave her gifts of the mind
I gave her the secret sign
That's known to all the artists who have known
True gods of sound and tone
And word and tint I never did stint
I gave her poems to say
With her own name there
And her long dark hair
Like clouds over the fields of May

On a quiet street where old ghosts meet
I see her walking now
Away from me so hurriedly my reason must allow
That I had wooed not as I should
A creature made of clay
When the angel woos the clay
He'll lose his wings at the dawn of day

On Raglan Road on an autumn day
I saw her first and knew
That her dark hair would weave a snare
That I might someday rue
I saw the danger yet I walked
Along the enchanted way
And I said let grief be a falling leaf
At the dawning of the day

Rita
November 26th, 2008, 05:14 AM
I hope this hasn┤t been postet yet: "I won┤t cut my hair" by D.A.D.

I got hair in my ears
I got hair in my nose
I got hair on my back
And between my toes
When the time comes and my hairwash is due
I'm gonna use one ton of shampoo
But don't give me those sentimental eyes
'Coz I'm proud and my hair is nice

It's not fair when people they stare
I love the colours I wear
I wont cut my hair
I wont cut my hair
Oh no, I wont cut my hair
'Coz I'm proud of my hair

[...]

Take those scissors away
I wont cut my hair

'Cause I'm proud and my hair is nice
I love my hair
I'm in love with my hair

I'm in love with my haaaaiiiir

Sissy
November 26th, 2008, 01:41 PM
The song "HAIR" was the first thing that popped into my head.

Gimme a head with hair, long beautiful hair
Shining, gleaming, steaming, flaxen, waxen
Give me down to there, hair!
Shoulder length, longer (hair!)
Here baby, there mama, Everywhere daddy daddy

CHORUS:
Hair! (hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair)
Flow it, Show it;
Long as God can grow it, My Hair!

That's the very first song that came to my mind too. Love it!

also, Ventura Highway - America
"'Cause the free wind is blowin' through your hair
And the days surround your daylight there
Seasons crying no despair
Alligator lizards in the air, in the air " :happydance:

helen2806
December 9th, 2008, 05:18 PM
wow I was reading this thread a couple of weeks ago and couldn't think of any songs to add but only just realised one of my favourite ever songs has a hair lyric in it

Damien Rice - The Animals Were Gone
"Oh I know that I left you in places of despair
Oh I know that I love you, so please throw down your hair
At night I trip without you, and hope I don't wake up
'Cause waking up without you is like drinking from an empty cup"

I've always loved that last line anyway but now I also love "please throw down your hair" :heartbeat

just had to spread the love even if this thread's been dead for a while!

Elven_Escapist
May 9th, 2014, 01:03 AM
I know this is quite an old topic, somehow I ended up here anyway, and I hope its okay that I am posting on it... But when I saw something that made me think of Tolkien and, more specifically, Elves, I could not resist:P

As soon as I saw this thread I immediately thought of "The Lay of Nimrodel":

"An Elven-maid there was of old,
A shining star by day:
Her mantle white was hemmed with gold,
Her shoes of silver-grey.

A star was bound upon her brows,
A light was on her hair
As sun upon the golden boughs
In Lorien the fair.

Her hair was long, her limbs where white,
And fair she was and free;
And in the wind she went as light
As leaf of linden-tree."

and later, when Amroth is mentioned:

"The wind was in his flowing hair,
The foam about him shone;
Afar they saw him strong and fair"

Raven Mop
May 9th, 2014, 02:46 AM
Frank Zappa My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama...She told me to bother to call again unless I cut off all my hair.

door72067
May 9th, 2014, 08:13 AM
"...she was a black-haired beauty with big, dark eyes..." Night Moves, Bob Seger



"...Tudor Rose with her hair in curls..." Under a Violet Moon, Blackmore's Night


"...her red dress on, her long black hair..." The Loved One, INXS
"...love your hair, da da da..." Guns in the Sky, INXS
"...suicide blonde was the color of her hair... Suicide Blonde, INXS


"...There's another fallen man
With hair I don't understand
It's just bout as long as my wife Marlene..." Idaho, Bodeans


"...Cut my hair cause it reminded me of you
I know you like the long do..." Good-Bye, Kristina DeBarge

WisÚ
May 9th, 2014, 08:46 AM
Not really about long hair, but the hair part in “Put Your Records On” always made me really relaxed:

Girl, put your records on, tell me your favourite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans, I hope you get your dreams,
Just go ahead, let your hair down.
You're gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow.


Another one from a very unknown band “Silk & Lute” (I translated it, in the original it sounds better)
Her long hair is black as the night
— A blazing shadow, living
And in her impact I loose myself
And my soul trembles

Her dance
Full of grace and magic
Awakens my fantasy.
I would give my soul for her

I also remember a medieval song where a girl was killed by her jealous sister and the men who found her made a harp from her bones and her blond hair. A harp playing on its own, telling everybody about the murder.

And have you ever heard of the Lorelei (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorelei)? A maden sitting on a rock in the rhine, combing her long golden hair with a golden comb, singing. And all boatsmen driving by will only have eyes for her and not see the deadly rock which is about to claim their life.
There are uncountable songs about her. This version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ3JhxOUbw0) has 2 english translations fo the best known song (the second translation called US is the better version) by Heinrich Heine and Friedrich Silcher.

MINAKO
May 9th, 2014, 10:11 AM
Lol, i guess that's not what we are on about here, but the song and the video are pretty hairy ;)
Lyricstranslation is in the subs! X'D


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1gyk63_wings-hair-short-mv-eng-rom-han-hd_music

Knifegill
September 1st, 2014, 11:20 PM
Zombie bump for Cowsills' "Hair", re-mention for posterity's sake.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9sXoUhXobE

Dreams_in_Pink
September 2nd, 2014, 02:41 AM
I cannot believe how Whip my hair by Willow Smith was never mentioned in this thread :D It may not be a romantic or artistic song like those posted, but it's my favorite background music when i'm walking with my hair down :D

There's also Lady Gaga's song called Hair. I like that one too :)

jacqueline101
September 2nd, 2014, 03:08 AM
I'm surprised no one mentioned slow burn by TG Shepherd.

Cania
September 2nd, 2014, 03:24 AM
What about "Samson" by Regina Spektor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAiHve2JZvU)? Beautiful song.

You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first, I loved you first
Beneath the sheets of paper lies my truth
I have to go, I have to go
Your hair was long when we first met

Samson went back to bed
Not much hair left on his head
He ate a slice of wonder bread and went right back to bed
And history books forgot about us and the bible didn't mention us
And the bible didn't mention us, not even once

You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first, I loved you first
Beneath the stars came fallin' on our heads
But they're just old light, they're just old light
Your hair was long when we first met

Samson came to my bed
Told me that my hair was red
Told me I was beautiful and came into my bed
Oh I cut his hair myself one night
A pair of dull scissors in the yellow light
And he told me that I'd done alright
And kissed me 'til the mornin' light, the mornin' light
And he kissed me 'til the mornin' light

Samson went back to bed
Not much hair left on his head
Ate a slice of wonderbread and went right back to bed
Oh, we couldn't bring the columns down
Yeah we couldn't destroy a single one
And history books forgot about us
And the bible didn't mention us, not even once

You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first

Nellon
September 2nd, 2014, 04:18 AM
Oh I know! "Platinum blonde" by Blondie!

"I wanna be a platinum blonde, just like all the sexy stars"