Favorite lyric

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Favorite lyric

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What's your favorite lyric - the one that just kinda echoes inside you that you really connect with? lookin' for one liners, such as:

"When you got nothin' you got nothin' to loose" Bob Dylan
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What is the ugliest part of your body?
Some say your nose
Some say your toes
I think its your mind

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"Well I woke up sunday morning
With no way to hold my head, that didnt hurt
And the beer I had for breakfast
Wasnt bad so I had one more for dessert
Then I fumbled through my closet for my clothes
And found my cleanest dirty shirt
Its the one Im wearin
And I shaved my face and combed my hair
And stumbled down the stairs to meet the day"

Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down by Kris Kristofferson

"Freedoms just another word for nothin left to lose,
And nothin aint worth nothin but its free"

"Me & Bobby McGee" by Kris Kristofferson

"You're an idiot, babe.
It's a wonder that you still know how to breathe"

"Idiot Wind" by Bob Dylan

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Favorite lyric

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There are so many. Here's one that comes to mind.


Hanging on in quiet desperation, it's the English way.

Roger Waters
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Post by bleedingface »

There's a lady I know
If I didn't know her
She'd be the lady I didn't know.

And my lady, she went downtown
She bought some broccoli
She brought it home.

She's chopping broccoli
Chopping broccoli
Chopping broccolaaah
Chopping broccolaaay

She's chopping broccolii!
She's chopping broccoli!
She's CHOP.. ooh!
She's chopping broccola-ah-ie!
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I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's
His hair was perfect.

~Warren Zevon
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Post by DavidB »

Great thread!

Hmmm... let's see... so many fine lyrics, too many, really. Here are a few that come to mind:

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows."
Bob Dylan (Subterranean Homesick Blues)

"You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave."
The Eagles (Hotel California)

"Like a bridge over troubled waters, I will lay me down"
Paul Simon
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"Whisky Bottles, Brand new cars, Oak Tree you're in my way." :shock:
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Post by paperpundit »

Great, great thread...

There's just one thing
That makes Mr. Johnson drink
Everytime it hits me baby, I begin to think
Oh baby, your love don't feel the same...
'Cause you breaks my heart when you call out Mr. So-and-So's name...

Robert Johnson

No-no-no-no
I don't snort it no more
I'm tired of waking up on the floor
No thank you please it only makes me sneeze
And then it makes it hard to find the door...

Ringo
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Post by Gareth »

I don't know why, but these lyrics have always stuck with me since I first heard them:

If I could only find the words then I would write them all down
If I could only find a voice I would speak
But it's there in my eyes so can't you see me tonight
C'Mon and look at me and read 'em and weep

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Post by drumana »

She's chopping broccoli
Chopping broccoli
Chopping broccolaaah
Chopping broccolaaay

She's chopping broccolii!
She's chopping broccoli!
She's CHOP.. ooh!
She's chopping broccola-ah-ie!
hahahaha :lol: I remember that skit. so funny. . .

I'm surprised there isn't more Bob Dylan in this thread. . .
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Post by ScottS »

Scrapyard Ape wrote:I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's
His hair was perfect.

~Warren Zevon
Little old Lady got mutilated late last night
Werewolf of London again.
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Post by Pauldog »

I'm too lazy to look up anything specific, but I'd recommend Townes Van Zandt.
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Post by DaveF »

"Mr. Pibb + Red Vines = Crazy Delicious" :lol:

-Lazy Sunday sketch, SNL


Never had either but ever since I heard this lyric I have been determined to test the veracity of the claim.
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I want your soul
I will eat your soul
come to daddy
-Aphex Twin
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"God told me to skin you alive"

Opening of "I Kill Children", Dead Kennedys
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"On a morning from a Bogart movie
In a country where they turn back the time
You go strolling through the park like Peter Lorre
Contemplating a crime"

Year of the Cat -- Al Stewart


"Da Do Do Do, Da Daa Daa Da
Is all I want to say to you ..."

Da Do Do Do -- The Police


"Darkness sharpens, heightens each sensation."

The Music of The Night (from The Phantom of the Opera)-- Lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe


"(Get you kicks) On Route 66"

Route 66 -- Bobby Troup


"So I lit a fire, isn't it good, norwegian wood."

Norwegian Wood -- Lennon & McCartney


Lots of others, just don't have time to add them at the moment.
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Post by DEF »

Joe Pernice's lyrics are most always brilliant. Here's just one example:

"In the green East River where no water lilies grow, I prayed for hope to spring eternal, even if the trickle’s slow."

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Texas pop-rock wunderkind Ben Kweller has a knack for quirky lyrics:

"So sue me; it's up to me if I decide to be what I think is right. And don't bother me when I am watching 'Planet of the Apes' on T.V. That's right. That's how it should be. (Sha sha. Sha doo.)"

"If I was in your shoes, I wouldn't walk all over you. So please don't walk all over me."

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Aimee Mann has a great gift for rendering vivid personae in just a few lines:

Now that I've met you
Would you object to
Never seeing each other again.
'Cause I can't afford to
Climb aboard you
No one's got that much ego to spend.
So don't work your stuff
Because I've got troubles enough.
No, don't pick on me
When an act of kindness could be
Deathly

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Chorus:
Lay down your weary tune, lay down
Lay down the song you strum,
and rest yourself 'neath the strength of strings
No voice can hope to hum


Struck by the sounds before the sun,
I knew the night had gone.
The morning breeze like a bugle blew
Against the drums of dawn.


Chorus


The ocean wild like an organ played,
The seaweed's wove its strands.
The crashin' waves like cymbals clashed
Against the rocks and sands.

Chorus

I stood unwound beneath the skies
And clouds unbound by laws.
The cryin' rain like a trumpet sang
And asked for no applause.

Chorus

The last of leaves fell from the trees
And clung to a new love's breast.
The branches bare like a banjo played
To the winds that listened best.

I gazed down in the river's mirror
And watched its winding strum.
The water smooth ran like a hymn
And like a harp did hum.

Chorus

Dylan
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Post by minderasr »

Aren't these supposed to be one liners? Sheesh!

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