Lyrical Vocabulary, Volume II

Rock on: Following Lyrical Vocabulary, Volume I, here are ten more vocabulary words illustrated by their use in popular song lyrics.
definitions & notes only words
  1. euphoric
    exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation
    It's a shame to be/
    So euphoric and weak/
    when you smile at me
    —"Heartbreaker," Mariah Carey
    See Also: It's either sadness or euphoria
    —"Summer, Highland Falls," Billy Joel
  2. forsake
    leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
    Many is the time I've been mistaken/
    and many times confused/
    Yes'n I've often felt forsaken/
    and certainly misused
    —"American Tune," Paul Simon
  3. eerie
    suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious
    There's fire in the canyon/
    Rain on the plain/
    And an eerie kind of sadness/
    On the highway today
    —"Fire in the Canyon," Fountains of Wayne
  4. trickle
    run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream
    Only a river of changing faces/
    Looking for an ocean/
    They trickle through your leaky plans/
    Another dream over the dam
    —"Trouble Child," Joni Mitchell
  5. meander
    to move or cause to move in a sinuous or circular course
    Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter box/
    They tumble blindly as they make their way across the universe
    —"Across the Universe," The Beatles
  6. callous
    emotionally hardened
    Charged with insults and flattery/
    Her body moves with malice/
    Do you have to be so cruel to be callous
    —"Beyond Belief," Elvis Costello
  7. dissident
    disagreeing, especially with a majority
    escape is never the safest path/
    A dissident is here
    —" Dissident," Pearl Jam
  8. cower
    crouch or curl up
    Love is always scampering or cowering or fawning/
    You drink yourself insensitive and hate yourself in the morning
    —"Man out of Time," Elvis Costello
  9. fawning
    attempting to win favor by flattery
    Love is always scampering or cowering or fawning/
    You drink yourself insensitive and hate yourself in the morning
    —"Man out of Time," Elvis Costello
  10. weary
    physically and mentally fatigued
    And as I watch the drops of rain/
    Weave their weary paths and die/
    I know that I am like the rain/
    There but for the grace of you go I.
    —"Kathy's Song," Simon and Garfunkel