What's your favorite lyric from a song?

Just curious what stays with people...
One more the stones,I ll be in my basement room with a needle and a spoon,you just cant beat it.
Tell everybody waiting for a superman,
That they should try to hold on the best they can,
He hasn't dropped them, forgot them, or anything,
It's just to heavy for a superman to lift

from Flaming Lips' The Soft Bulletin (1999)
The Sidewalk crouches at her feet, like a dog that begs for something sweet... Doors
See that lover standing
staring at the ground
he is looking for the real thing
lies were all he found
you can get the real thing
it will only cost a pound
Down where the drunkards roll
down where the drunkards roll
Now that I have found you
would you object to
never seeing each other again
cause I cant afford to
climb aboard you
no-one has that much ego to spare
I am not much of rocker these days; but my favorite always has been:

Show me, show me, show me
How you do that trick
The one that makes me scream, she said
The one that makes me laugh, she said
And threw her arms around my head
Show me how you do it
And I promise you, I promise that
I'll run away with you

The Cure, Just Like Heaven
The White City - I finally grew up
To resist the temptation the gutters all threw up
But I have to go back - I guess I'm violence prone
To remember the White City fighting (yeah)
Maybe life is just put on for show
Oh but it's the only show in town
And it don't cost a nickel to get in
Oh but you'll pay dear to hang around

"The Only Show In Town" by Jesse Winchester
Let The Rough Side Drag (1976)
Man, I second that Hendrix response - "Castles Made of Sand". Been listening to it for over 35 years and still gives me chills.

"Cops in cars, the topless bars...never saw a woman so alone." 'LA Woman' - The Doors

"And the sun came in like butterscotch and stuck to all my senses,
oh won't you stay and we'll put on the day and we'll talk in present tenses." 'Chelsea Morning' - Joni Mitchell

The entire 'Maggie's Farm' - Dylan
I am slow to move these feet of clay
you passed me by
now you are in my way
I take my change at my own damn pace
I will move along one day
on the lighter side . . .
"See the little faggot with the earing and the makeup
Yeah buddy that's his own hair
That little faggot got his own jet airplane
That little faggot he's a millionaire"

from Dire Straits - "Money for Nothing"

and more serious . . .

"I saw a pearl of wisdom
in the spirit of a man,
as he saved the day he lost.

Time will say I told you so
if we look back in regret.
Never give a day away.
It won't return the same again.

Nothing can last
there are no second chances.
Never give a day away.
Always live for today."

- "For Today" by Camel. off of "A Nod and a Wink"
The sign said 'no long hairs need apply'. So I tucked my hair up under my hat and went in to ask him why.
He said 'you look like a fine upstanding young man, I think
you'll do. So I took off my hat and said' imagine that...me working for you!'
"Waiting 'round the bend, my Huckleberry friend."
--Moon River

Makes me smile every time.
Paradise by the Dashboard Light: ALL of it. What male hasn't experienced that in real life?
"The ones who love us best, are the ones we lay to rest, we visit their graves on holidays at best".

The ones that love us least, are the ones we'd die to please, if its any consolation, I don't begin to understand".

Paul Westerberg
RUSH: Closer to the Heart ~

And the men who hold high places
Must be the ones to start
To mould a new reality
Closer to the heart
Although not a big bowie fan -
"Don't lean on me man cause you can't afford the ticket"

and King Crimson's Epitaph:
"When everyman is torn apart,
with nightmares and with dreams,
will no one lay the laurel wreath
as silence drowns the screams..
Confusion will be my epitaph,
as I crawl a cracked and broken path,
if we make it, we can all sit back and laugh,
but I fear tomorrow I'll be crying"
Notorioous B.I.G. "..

..got the rotweilers by the door,
I feed 'em gunpowder,
so they can devour,
the criminals,
tryin to drop my decimals....
More Bob Dylan:
"For those who defend what they cannot see
With a killer's pride, security
It blows the mind most bitterly
For those that think death's honesty
Won't fall upon them naturally,
Life sometimes must get lonely."
"Dance me to the children who are waiting to be born"
Dance Me to the End of Love, by Leonard Cohen (whole song, really)

"Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now"
Dylan's My Back Pages (whole song, really)(Actually, whole corpus!)

"Michael from mountains
Go where you will go to
Know that I will know you
Someday, I may know you
Very well"
Joni Mitchell, Michael from Mountains
"But I could have told you, Vincent - This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you." -Don McLean, "Starry Starry Night"
...and I'm hovering like a fly, waiting for the windshield on the freeway - Fly on a Windshield, Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.
Notorioous B.I.G. "..

..got the rotweilers by the door,
I feed 'em gunpowder,
so they can devour,
the criminals,
tryin to drop my decimals..

WOW - an audiophile quoting the Notorious BIG - that's worth taking note of!
Almost forgot my wife's fave...

"Who put the Ram, in the Ram-a-Lama Ding Dong?"
"To seek the breast of darkness
And be suckled by the night"

"The Poem on the Underground Wall" by Simon and Garfunkel
War's good business
Invest your son
But I'd rather have my country die for me

Jefferson Airplane
Okay...just one more:

"You can hide 'neath your covers and study your pain.
Make crosses from your lovers, throw roses in the rain.
Waste your summer prayin' in vain for a savior to rise from these streets."
You lose yourself, you reappear
You suddenly find you got nothing to fear
Alone you stand with nobody near
When a trembling distant voice, unclear
Startles your sleeping ears to hear
That somebody thinks
They really found you.
I've looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life at all
It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life
I really don't know life at all

Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell - 1967
Stones Some Girls...."English Girls are so prissy, I can't stand em on the telephone" and "American girls want everything you can possibly imagine!"

Hank Williams, Jr...."I'm into happy and I don't like sad"

Doors..."Woke up this morning and got myself a beeeeaaaa!!!

and more Stones..."My best friend he shoots water rats and feeds em to his geese!
"now your alone and i know why,ain't that mud in your eye."nils lofgren...

Since I saw a Biggie Smalls lyric quote earlier, I have to include one from Nelly:

"and I got so many keys you think I'm valet parkin'."

And how about one more from Biggie, just to tie it all together:

"escargot / my car go / one-sixtee, swiftlee"

Hey, what can I say...I listen to primarily symphonic music...Not many lyrics in that genre! :)
We taught the brat
we taught the brat
we taught the brat with a baseball bat,
Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah, Owow Yeah.

From the Ramones first album.

On the other hand, I also like the lyrics to "Across the Universe" by John Lennon.
"there are places I remember,all my life though some have changed" "In my life" Beatles

"it's a little bit funny ,this feeling inside"
"Your Song" Elton John B. Taupin

"Got ona bus to Memphis,destination Rome"
"Multocolored Lady" Gregg Allman

"And it stoned me to my soul"
"And it stoned me" Van Morrison

"All you'll ever get from her is long distance love"
"Long distance love" Little Feat"

"He's my man and I've been doing him wrong"
"God Song" Beth Orton

"I can't do my homework anymore!!"
"Homework" Peter Wolf