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Best song lines

  1. Aug 13, 2005 #1
    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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  3. Aug 13, 2005 #2
    Tenacious D - "Won't you take me far away from the mucky muck!"
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  4. Aug 13, 2005 #3


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    AH! You like Tenacious D?!? :!!)
  5. Aug 13, 2005 #4
    This one kills me:

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

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    I always thought that was "monkey muck"?
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    What! You like Tenacious D too?!? :!!) So what is 'monkey muck' anyway?
  8. Aug 13, 2005 #7
    "It's like a hit squad."

  9. Aug 13, 2005 #8
    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
  10. Aug 13, 2005 #9

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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)
  12. Aug 13, 2005 #11
    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"
  13. Aug 13, 2005 #12
    "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
  16. Aug 13, 2005 #15
    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.
  17. Aug 13, 2005 #16
    *grunt grunt growl grunt* -any dying fetus song.
  18. Aug 13, 2005 #17
    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"

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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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  20. Aug 13, 2005 #19
    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"
  21. Aug 13, 2005 #20
    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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