Best song lines

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what are som lines from songs that you think are really great?

-the hollies "he aint heavy, he's my brother"

-three dog night's "never been to spain": I've never been to heaven, but I've been to oklahoma.

-nitty gritty dirt band's "cadilac ranch": the whole song :biggrin:

-neil diamond's "i got the feeling": i love you so much i could taste it
 

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Tenacious D - "Won't you take me far away from the mucky muck!"
 
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Entropy said:
Tenatious D - "Won't you take me far away from the mucky muck!"
AH! You like Tenacious D?!? :!)
 
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This one kills me:

"Here's a truck stop instead of St. Peter's"

REM
 
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Entropy said:
Tenacious D - "Won't you take me far away from the mucky muck!"

I always thought that was "monkey muck"?
 
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brewnog said:
I always thought that was "monkey muck"?
What! You like Tenacious D too?!? :!) So what is 'monkey muck' anyway?
 
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"It's like a hit squad."

T-Ride.
 
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i like this one by craig David

I was checking this girl next door
When her parents went out
She phoned said hey boy, come on right around
So I knock at the door
You was standing with a bottle of red wine
Ready to pour
Dressed in all that Satin and Lace to the floor
 
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"The sahd is rifte suh eh fahn es sey
Ahm me pit deh fis de pul et hauh
Put deh put deh put de ihney ... hauh
Dat dey eeh zay country et awl."

---REM, "Radio Free Europe"

Still makes me cry.
 
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"Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight
You got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight."

Lovers in a Dangerous Time - Bare Naked Ladies (OK, sure it's Bruce Cockburn, but BNL gave the song its spirit)
 
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REM definitely has some of the best songs (and song lyrics) ever

One I've only heard once or twice, but thought it was worth mentioning:
"Exercise number ten should be done by two people simultaneously.
You can do it alone too with your hands; but it's not as much fun."
-J-Zone "The Smurf Syndrome"
 
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"When you can fall for chains of silver, you can fall for chains of gold
You can fall for british strangers, and the promises they hold"

The entire song is excellent with lyrics but that part always stands out in my mind for some reason.
 
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My favorite:

Can't decide, can't decide - Brain Aneurysm!
 
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Inside the museums, infinity goes up on trial
Voices echo this is what salvation must be like after a while
But Mona Lisa must've had the highway blues
You can tell by the way she smiles

- Bob Dylan, Visions of Johanna
 
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Love is a rose and you better not pick it, it only grows when it's on the vine, hand full of thorns and you know you've missed it, you lose your love when you say the word MINE".

AWL-RIY-IT! ITZEH WANGOOOO-zeTANGOOOO! 1! 2! 3! 4! (T. Nugent)

You walked into the party like you were steppin' onto a yaght...(C. King)

See tha girl witha red dress on (DA-DUM-DUH) she can shake-at thang all night long! YE-YAH!...YEA-UH-YEH!...Yeah-yeah...'ats what I say!
(Mr. Ray Charles)

Now he walks in quiet solitude the forest and the streams, Seeking grace in every step he takes, His sight has turned inside himself to try and understand, The serenity of a clear blue mountain lake. (J. Denver) Probably the most underrated lyricist of all time.
 
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*grunt grunt growl grunt* -any dying fetus song.
 
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A couple that come off the top of my head:

"You see 'em drop like flies from the bright sunny skies
they come knocking at your door with this look in their eyes
you've got one good trick and you're hanging on
to it." - Ben Folds, "Not the Same"

"I walk this lonely road, the only one that I have ever known.
Don't know where it goes but it's only me and I walk alone." - Green Day, "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"

Most of Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen

"The real battle yet begun (Sunday Bloody Sunday)
to claim the victory Jesus won." - U2, "Sunday Bloody Sunday"

~Lyuokdea
 
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Gram Parsons - Return of the Grievous Angel
"He talked about unbuckling that old bible belt
And headed out for some desert town
Out with the truckers and the kickers and the cowboy angels
And a good saloon in every single town"


John Prine - Illegal Smile
"I woke up this morning
Things were looking bad
It seemed like total silence
Was the onliest friend I had
A bowl of oatmeal tried to stare me down
And won
And it was 12 o'clock 'fore I realized I was havin'
No fun"


Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer - Disappearing Man
"so the night comes and goes, and there's no one there to nurture
but yourself and you know that you've nothing left to lose
will you stand in the road waiting for another searcher
will you weep soft and low in the voice that your mother used to use"


Rickie Lee Jones - Last Chance Texaco
"It's her last chance
Her timing's all wrong
Her last chance
She can't idle this long
Her last chance
Turn her over and go
Pullin' out of the last chance texaco"


Eric Taylor - Dean Moriarty
"He's got a brand new baby she's got a new pair of shoes
He's drivin somebody's car but he don't know whose
Been up all night but it don't show
He Won twenty-five dollars in the hammer throw
Three fingered guitar he's a saxophone that bites
Jack's been reading her poetry he's been spillin her wine
Her hair's so pretty she smells like Juicy Fruit gum
Her old man's the black guy on those congo drums"


Cliff Eberhardt - Memphis
"You put the blame on me for taking the things I need
Some of those things came true
I waited my whole life just to see Memphis
Now all I can see is you"


Greg Brown - Lord, I Have Made You a Place in My Heart
"Oh Lord, I have made you a place in my heart,
Among the rags and the bones and the dirt
By the piles of lies and the love gone from her eyes
And the old moving boxes full of hurt.
"
 
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I don't want to start
Any blasphemous rumours
But I think that God's
Got a sick sense of humour
And when I die
I expect to find Him laughing.

Depeche Mode's, "Blasphemous Rumours"
 
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Bloodhound Gang: The Bad Touch

Ha-ha. Well now, we call this the act of mating. But, there are several other very important differences between human beings and animals that you should know about.

I'd appreciate your input.

Edit:input, a bit too much for this forum.

and Bare Naked Ladies: One Week

It’s been one week since you looked at me
Cocked your head to the side
and said I’m angry
Five days since you laughed at me saying
Get that together come back and see me
Three days since the living room,
I realized it’s all my fault, but couldn’t tell you
Yesterday you’d forgiven me
But it’ll still be two days till I say I’m sorry

Hold it now and watch the hoodwink
As I make you stop, think
You’ll think you’re looking at Aquaman
I summon fish to the dish,
Although I like the Chalet Swiss
I like the sushi
‘Cause it’s never touched a frying pan

Hot like wasabe when I bust rhymes
Big like Leann Rimes
Because I’m all about value
Bert Kaempfert’s got the mad hits
You try to match wits
You try to hold me but I bust through

Gonna make a break and take a fake
I’d like a stinkin, achin shake
I like vanilla, It’s the finest of the flavors
Gotta see the show,
Cause then you’ll know
The Vertigo is going to grow
Cause it’s so dangerous,
You’ll have to sign a waiver

How can I help it if I think you’re funny when you’re mad
Trying hard not to smile though I feel bad
I’m the kind of guy who laughs at a funeral
Can’t understand what I mean?
Well, you soon will
I have a tendency to wear my mind on my sleeve
I have a history of taking off my shirt

It’s been one week since you looked at me
Threw your arms in the air and said you’re crazy
Five days since you tackled me
I’ve still got the rug burns on both my knees
It’s been three days since the afternoon
You realized it’s not my fault not a moment too soon
Yesterday you’d forgiven me
And now I sit back and wait till you say you’re sorry

Chickity China the Chinese chicken
You have a drumstick and your brain stops tickin’
Watchin X-Files with no lights on,
We’re dans la maison
I hope the Smoking Man’s in this one
Like Harrison Ford I’m getting Frantic
Like Sting I’m Tantric
Like Snickers, guaranteed to satisfy

Like Kurosawa I make mad films
Okay I don’t make films
But if I did they’d have a samurai
Gonna get a set of better clubs
Gonna find the kind with tiny nubs
Just so my irons aren’t always flying off the backswing
Gotta get in tune with Sailor Moon
Cause that cartoon has got the boom anime babes
That make me think the wrong thing

How can I help it if I think you’re funny when you’re mad
Trying hard not to smile though I feel bad
I’m the kind of guy who laughs at a funeral
Can’t understand what I mean?
You soon will
I have a tendency to wear my mind on my sleeve
I have a history of losing my shirt

It’s been one week since you looked at me
Dropped your arms to your sides and said I’m sorry
Five days since I laughed at you and said
You just did just what I thought you were going to do
Three days since the living room
We realized we’re both to blame, but what could we do?
Yesterday you just smiled at me
Cause it’ll still be two days till we say we’re sorry

It’ll still be two days till we say we’re sorry
It’ll still be two days till we say we’re sorry
Birchmount Stadium, home of the Robbie
 
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Helt ifra tidenes litt ut på dagen,
da Adam og Eva ble jagd ut av hagen
har sjølberging vært alfa og omega.

Vi har skaffet oss saker av mange slag
som er kjekke å ha på en regnværsdag
og det bærer kjeller'n min preg av:

Jeg har roterende barskap med rød lanterner,
batteridrevet nesehårsfjerner,
vinkelsliper og kortstokkemaskin,
4 årganger Rin-Tin-Tin,
et boblebad på hjemlån og en telefaks på do;
den kan nok helt sikkert brukes til no'!

Opening verses of Øystein Sundes "Kjekt å ha"
 
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I see you standin'
Standin' on your own
It's such a lonely place for you
For you to be
If you need a shoulder
Or if you need a friend
I'll be here standing
Until the bitter end
No one needs the sorrow
No one needs the pain
I hate to see you
Walking out there
Out in the rain
So don't chastise me
Or think I, I mean you harm
Of those that take you
Leave you strung out
Much too far
Baby-yeah

Don't ever leave me
Say you'll always be there
All I ever wanted
Was for you
To know that I care

Rocket Queen by Guns N Roses, the start of that song aint too great but when it gets to that part it really relates to something i went through a few years back.

Alot of Guns N Roses songs have fantastic lyrics though.
 
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"all that you touch & all that you see is all your life will ever be" -- pink floyd

"you stole my heart but i love you anyway" -- rod stewart

"Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun" -- pink floyd again
 
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arildno said:
Helt ifra tidenes litt ut på dagen,
da Adam og Eva ble jagd ut av hagen
har sjølberging vært alfa og omega.

Vi har skaffet oss saker av mange slag
som er kjekke å ha på en regnværsdag
og det bærer kjeller'n min preg av:

Jeg har roterende barskap med rød lanterner,
batteridrevet nesehårsfjerner,
vinkelsliper og kortstokkemaskin,
4 årganger Rin-Tin-Tin,
et boblebad på hjemlån og en telefaks på do;
den kan nok helt sikkert brukes til no'!

Opening verses of Øystein Sundes "Kjekt å ha"
Have mercy - it will take me all day to figure out what that says! :devil:

Woohoo, I know what og means. :biggrin:
 
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bump...
 
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"well I guess my baby don't love me no more. I know her... sister will." - Jimi Hendrix, Red House

"We been spending most our lives
Living in an Amish paradise
I've churned butter once or twice
Living in an Amish paradise
It's hard work and sacrifice
Living in an Amish paradise
We sell quilts at discount price
Living in an Amish paradise" - Weird Al, Amish Paradise

"My mom is better than
Your mom and your dad too" - Mr. Bungle, After School Special

"Every man's a Planet and the props are there to get it
Insects roll together with the spirit in our orbit
Life it comes and goes and you do not punch a clock
I don't take **** for granted, I think of Scott la Rock
Also of Terrel and the battles at the borders
My cousin's in the joint and the homeless grippin' quarters
The forests are all shrinking
There's deepness to my thinking
Don't cover up the nappy, be happy with your kinking
Dwelling yes, you're dwelling as the norm is itty bitty
Figure 850 for a smidgen of this city
In the Serengeti get ready for a box
But beware of the shanks and the pistols and the glocks
If your peoples don't getcha you still ain't off clan
The politicians mask is worse than Halloween
I think the funky scripts so you know I gots to kick 'em
Now tell me who's the vic's and tell me who's the victims" - Digable Planets, Examination of What

"I am gross and perverted
I'm obsessed 'n deranged
I have existed for years
But very little had changed
I am the tool of the Government
And industry too
For I am destined to rule
And regulate you

I may be vile and pernicious
But you can't look away
I make you think I'm delicious
With the stuff that I say
I am the best you can get
Have you guessed me yet?
I am the slime oozin' out
From your TV set

You will obey me while I lead you
And eat the garbage that I feed you
Until the day that we don't need you
Don't got for help...no one will heed you
Your mind is totally controlled
It has been stuffed into my mold
And you will do as you are told
Until the rights to you are sold

That's right, folks..
Don't touch that dial

Well, I am the slime from your video
Oozin' along on your livin'room floor

I am the slime from your video
Can't stop the slime, people, lookit me go" - Frank Zappa, "I'm the Slime"-Over Night Sensation
 
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"Monkey muck", as I understand it, is none other than asbestos lagging!


I think my favourite lyric at the moment is one of my own:

Adam & James - Beard Men

When I was five
Saw Flash Gordon for the very first time
I thought it was ace
Not the story but the thing on his face

I wrote a letter to Brian Blessed
I want to grow a beard just like yours
It's medieval, it's so impressive
And I really like it when you roars

Beard Men, Beard Men, Beard Men

When I was nine
We studied Darwin for the very first time
I saw a picture of his facial hair
And I was hooked right then and there

I wrote a letter to Charles Darwin
I think you're beard is highly evolved
We're going to start a club all about beards
And we'd really like it if you were involved

When I was nine (teen)
Saw Kings of Leon for the very first time
They all had hair on their faces
Beards were cool and no longer disgraces

I wrote a letter to the Kings of Leon
Your beards make me want to scream and shout
But now you've gone and used a razor
Boys, you've sold us out

Beard Men, Beard Men, Beard Men

Brian Blessed and the band replied
But Darwin didn't, someone told me he'd died
They gave us tips on cultivation
And that gave us beard motivation






If anyone wants the CD, feel free to get in touch!
 
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"she's no lady she's my wife" -- lyle lovett

excitable boy
"Well, he went down to dinner in his Sunday best
Excitable boy, they all said
And he rubbed the pot roast all over his chest
Excitable boy, they all said

He took in the four a.m. show at the Clark
Excitable boy, they all said
And he bit the usherette's leg in the dark
Excitable boy, they all said
Well, he's just an excitable boy

He took little Suzie to the Junior Prom
Excitable boy, they all said
And he raped her and killed her, then he took her home
Excitable boy, they all said
Well, he's just an excitable boy
After ten long years they let him out of the home
Excitable boy, they all said
And he dug up her grave and built a cage with her bones
Excitable boy, they all said
Well, he's just an excitable boy"
-- warren zevon

mr bad example
"I started as an alter boy, working at the church
Learning all my holy moves, doing some research
Which led me to a cash box, labeled "Children's Fund"
I'd leave the change, and tuck the bills inside my cummerbund

I got a part-time job at my father's carpet store
Laying tackless stripping, and housewives by the score
I loaded up their furniture, and took it to Spokane
And auctioned off every last naugahyde divan

I'm very well aquainted with the seven deadly sins
I keep a busy schedule trying to fit them in
I'm proud to be a glutton, and I don't have time for sloth
I'm greedy, and I'm angry, and I don't care who I cross

I'm Mr. Bad Example, intruder in the dirt
I like to have a good time, and I don't care who gets hurt
I'm Mr. Bad Example, take a look at me
I'll live to be a hundred, and go down in infamy

Of course I went to law school and took a law degree
And counseled all my clients to plead insanity
Then worked in hair replacement, swindling the bald
Where very few are chosen, and fewer still are called

Then on to Monte Carlo to play chemin de fer
I threw away the fortune I made transplanting hair
I put my last few francs down on a prostitute
Who took me up to her room to perform the flag salute

Whereupon I stole her passport and her wig
And headed for the airport and the midnight flight, you dig?
And fourteen hours later I was down in Adelaide
Looking through the want ads sipping Fosters in the shade

I opened up an agency somewhere down the line
To hire aboriginals to work the opal mines
But I attached their wages and took a whopping cut
And whisked away their workman's comp and pauperized the lot

I'm Mr. Bad Example, intruder in the dirt
I like to have a good time, and I don't care who gets hurt
I'm Mr. Bad Example, take a look at me
I'll live to be a hundred and go down in infamy

I bought a first class ticket on Malaysian Air
And landed in Sri Lanka none the worse for wear
I'm thinking of retiring from all my dirty deals
I'll see you in the next life, wake me up for meals"
-- warren zevon again
 
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One of the finest examples of alliteration was in Werewolves of London ...

Little ole lady got mutilated late last night ... A-Woooo ... Werewolves of London

Just ROLLS off the tongue.

For period pieces ... Mini the Moocher by Cab Calloway

folk's here's the story 'bout Minnie the Moocher
she was a red hot hoochie coocher
she was the roughest, toughest frail
but Minnie had a heart a big as a whale

(hidey-hi's!)

she messed around with a bloke named Smokey
she loved him, though he was coke-y
he took her down to Chinatown
and he showed her how to kick the gong around

(hidey-hi's!)

she had a dream about the King of Sweden
he gave her things that she was needin'
gave her a home built of gold and steel
a diamond car, with the platinum wheels

(fast hidey-hi's!)

he gave her a townhouse and his racing horses
each meal she ate was a dozen courses
she had a million dollars worth of nickels and dimes
she sat around and counted them a million times

(hidey-hi's, one mo' 'gain!)

poor min, poor min, poor min!

For Anyone who has seen 'The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke' by Richard Dadd

Words and music by Freddie Mercury

He's a fairy feller
Ah ah the fairy folk have gathered
Round the new moon's shine
To see the feller crack a nut
At night's noon time
To swing his axe he swears
As he climbs he dares
To deliver the master stroke

Ploughman wagoner will' and types
Politician with senatorial pipe
He's a dilly dally oh
Pedagogue squinting wears a frown
And a satyr peers under lady's gown
He's a dirty fellow
What a dirty laddie-oh



Tatterdemalion and the junketer
There's a thief and a dragonfly trumpeter
He's my hero ah
Fairy dandy tickling the fancy
Of his lady friend
The nymph in yellow (can we see the master stroke)
What a quaere fellow

Ah ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah ah
Soldier sailor tinker tailor ploughboy
Waiting to hear the sound
And the arch magician presides
He is the leader

Oberon and Titania watched by a harridan
Mab is the queen and there's a good apothecary man
Come to say hello
Fairy dandy tickling the fancy
Of his lady friend
The nymph in yellow
What a quaere fellow
The ostler stares with hands on his knees
Come on mister feller
Crack it open of you please

Queen - The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke Lyrics
 
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Pressed rat & warthog "Cream" Ginger Baker/Mike Taylor

"Pressed Rat and Warthog have closed down their shop
They didn't want to - 'twas all they had got
Selling atonal apples, amplified heat
And Pressed Rat's collection of dog legs and feet"
 
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"The nite's too quiet
Stretched out alone
I need the whip of thunder
And the wind's dark moan

I'm not Able, I'm just Cain
Open up the heavens
Make it rain!

I'm close to heaven
Crushed at the gate
They sharpen their knives
On my mistakes

What she done, you can't give it a name
You got to make it rain
Make it rain, yeah!"

Tom Waits - Make It Rain

"Hey Brother Christian with your high and mighty errand,
Your actions speak so loud, I can't hear a word you're saying.
Hey Sister Bleeding Heart with all of your compassion,
Your labors soothe the hurt but can't assuage temptation.
Hey man of science with your perfect rules of measure,
Can you improve this place with the data that you gather?
Hey Mother Mercy can your loins bear fruit forever?
Is your fecundity a trammel or a treasure?
And I want to conquer the world,
Give all the idiots a brand new religion,
Put an end to poverty, uncleanliness and toil,
Promote equality in all my decisions
With a quick wink of the eye
And a "God you must be joking!"

Bad Religion - I Want to Conquer the World

"I would sacrifice anything come what might
For the sake of having you near,
In spite of a warning voice that comes in the night
It repeats, how it yells in my ear
Don't you know little fool, you never can win
Why not use your mentality, step up, wake up to reality
But each time I do, just the thought of you
Makes me stop just before I begin,
'Cause I've got you under my skin
Yes, I've got you under my skin"

Old Blue Eyes - I've Got You Under My Skin

"Neglected girls shouldn't worry
That's what God made sailors for."

Rasputina - If Your Kisses Can't Hold the Man You Love

I should probably stop before I make this too long.
 
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metallica's fade to black
its short. about a man fed up of life going to kill himself


Life it seems will fade away
Drifting further everyday
Getting lost within myself
Nothing matters no one else
I have lost the will to live Simply nothing more to give
There is nothing more for me
Need the end to set me free

Things not what they used to be Missing one inside of me
Deadly loss this can't be real
Cannot stand this hell i feel
Emptiness is filling me To the point of agony
Growing darkness taking dawn
I was me but now, he's gone

No one but me can save myself, but its too late
Now i can't think, think why i should even try

Yesterday seems as though it never existed
Death greets me warm, now i will just say goodbye
Goodbye
gurkha-war-horse
 

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