What's your favorite lyric from a song?

Just curious what stays with people...

@cd318 - Holy cow - another fan of Inspiral Carpets! 'This Is How It Feels' is one of my favorites of their's (beautiful melody, too), along with the 'Revenge of the Goldfish' album....


It was actually my sister that used to play them back in the 90s.

She was then, and would probably like to think she still is now, an Indie kid.

That was the time I’d hear her playing the Stone Roses, House of Love, the Wedding Present etc before she fell in love with Kurt Cobain and then got into Metallica and System of a Down.

More recently she’s in with a London crowd that likes to model their dance scene on the 1970s work of the likes of David Mancuso, and all that entails.


Anyway, I’ll check out the ’Revenge of the Goldfish’ album. It’s always nice to have a real world recommendation.

Any band that can produce a song as strong as ’This is How it Feels’ is worth checking out.

@cd318 - I'm 70 years old, and when it comes to music, I'm indie and post-punk kid all the way, with a good dose of reggae and metal - age ain't nuthin' but a number! I remember when those bands you mention were really popular in the early 90's; I've even seen The Wedding Present a few times! 



Well, that's just it, nothing can recreate memories and feelings for me better than music.

Perhaps they're forever intertwined together, somewhere outside space/time?

I'd certainly like to think so.

Everytime I hear Chirpy Cheep Cheep I'm back in the school playground, or if I hear Like a Rolling Stone being blasted out I'm back in college, the moment I walked into the Liberal Studies room in the late '70s and encountered some of the more adventurous students on the course.

I even gave my best shot at learning guitar but only got as far as Jingle Bells, note by note.  I did hear some folks mention chords, but I had no idea what they were.

I'm in my late 50s but 2 recent bereavements within 12 months have now left me feeling older but a lot less scared of the future.

My best friend Mike suddenly passed away in hospital at the end of May and right now I feel something in me has also died with him.


Oh well, life must go on for those of us left, whichever way it will, and music can certainly help to recreate a better frame of mind.


Anyway, here's a lyric from one of Mike's favourites:


Hey, baby, yesterday has just departed 

And tomorrow hasn't started

All what really matters is right now


And you should live a lifetime in each minute

Take the sweetness home within it

Yesterday has gone without a sound


[Cupid's Inspiration - Yesterday has Gone]

@cd318 - I'm sorry to hear about Mike; I know how horrible losing your best friend is. 

Interesting that you tried to learn guitar and got as far as 'Jingle Bells' - I tried guitar and bass, but my hands just don't want to deal with fretted instruments, so now I'm teaching myself piano. Just finished 'Kumbaya' and am now on to 'London Bridge'.... 🤣