Best song lines

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

-the hollies "he aint heavy, hes my brother"

-three dog night's "never been to spain": ive never been to heaven, but ive 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 gotta 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
 
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"
 
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 gonna 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 gonna 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 ya 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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