Best song lines

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  • #26
"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 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
  • #27
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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 gonna 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 wanna 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!
  • #28
"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
  • #29
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


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


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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  • #30
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"
  • #31
"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 gotta 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.
  • #32
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 cant 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, hes gone

No one but me can save myself, but its too late
Now i cant think, think why i should even try

Yesterday seems as though it never existed
Death greets me warm, now i will just say goodbye

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