What's your favorite lyric from a song?


Just curious what stays with people...
arthursmuck

@joes44 

I was actually asking cd318, but thanks for the explanation, because I didn't really get yours either.

@roxy54 

Just curious; what do those lyrics mean to you?

 

To me they suggest a mind that's struggling to make sense of its new reality.

A mind that has now sunk to its lowest possible level.

 

A mind escaping by way of hallucinating an affinity with some form of underwater parasite that has devolved it's grip on language and logic.

Shades of Kafka's Metamorphosis? Or just alcoholic sickness?

 

It's all too easy to get into cod psychology given what was was happening in Wyatt's life at that point, but a comfortable listen it certainly is not.

Steely Dan's "Do It Again" -- get knocked down, get up, do it again -- my theme song.

 

In the mornin' you go gunnin' for the man who stole your water
And you fire 'til he is done in but they catch you at the border
And the mourners are all singin' as they drag you by your feet
But the hangman isn't hangin' and they put you on the street
You go back, Jack, do it again, wheel turnin' 'round and 'round
You go back, Jack, do it again
 
When you know she's no high climber then you find your only friend
In a room with your two-timer, and you're sure you're near the end
Then you love a little wild one and she brings you only sorrow
All the time you know she's smilin' you'll be on your knees tomorrow, yeah
You go back, Jack, do it again, wheel turnin' 'round and 'round
You go back, Jack, do it again
 
Now you swear and kick and beg us that you're not a gamblin' man
Then you find you're back in Vegas with a handle in your hand
Your black cards can make you money so you hide them when you're able
In the land of milk and honey, you must put them on the table
You go back, Jack, do it again, wheels turnin' 'round and 'round
You go back, Jack, do it again
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