What's your favorite lyric from a song?


Just curious what stays with people...
arthursmuck
Cat Stevens: Father and Son

I was once like you are now, and I know that it's not easy,
To be calm when you've found something going on.
But take your time, think a lot,
Why, think of everything you've got.
For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not.
"Goin to build me a bar in the back of my car and drive myself to drink"

"So you think you've got trouble" by Marvin Rainwater
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I wanna sleep on the hard ground

In the comfort of your arms

On a pillow of bluebonnets,

In a blanket full of stars
Couple in the next room,bound to win a prize
They've been going at it all night long
oo wee these motel walls are cheap
Lincoln Duncan is my name and here's my song

Duncan-Paul Simon
Friendly correction for Montejay:

Couple in the next room,bound to win a prize
They've been going at it all night long
I'm trying to get some sleep
But these motel walls are cheap
Lincoln Duncan is my name and here's my song
I think it is so interesting tha people have such diffrent favorte lyrics. I have seen everything here from romantic lines to lyrics that get you thinking about life and even death.
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans"

- "Beautiful Boy" by John Lennon
Running in to you like this without warning
Is like, catching a sniff of tequila in the morning

Crash Test Dummies
"War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing"

Charles Edwin Hatcher, better known as Edwin Starr.
It’ll count the bars and tell you when
The basset-horn’s coming in again
It’ll see you right while you’re trading twelves
With a synthesizer played by elves
Wear this watch and you’ll keep in step
With Ornette Coleman and Archie Shepp
Why be a loner?

The Wristwatch, Pete Atkin / Clive James.
Just before our love got lost, you said, "I am as constant as the Northern Star". I said, "Constantly in the darkness, where's that at? - if you want me I'll be in the bar".

A Case of You - Joni Mitchell
A favorite couplet from August Darnell - AKA Kid Creole

Haiti. I love your sweaty passionate rythms
I love your twisted French neologisms

Not too many people would try to rhyme "neologisms"

Marty
he's the farmers barren fields
the force the army wields
the expession in the faces of the starving children
the power of the man
he's the fuel that drives the clan
he's the motive and conscience of the murderer
he's the preacher on tv
the false sincerity
the form letter that's written by the big computers
he's the nuclear bombs
the kids with no moms
and i'm fearful that he's inside me

American Jesus, Bad Religion
And all the preaching voices, empty vessels ring so loud as they move among the crowds. Fools and thieves are well discussed in the temple and market place, in the temples and market place.
What an awesome thread! I could read these posts all night!

"Now I know she ain’t you but she’s here and she’s got that dark rhythm in her soul." - Bob Dylan, Brownsville Girl

"The mystery masked man was smart, he got himself a Tonto
Cause Tonto did the dirty work for free
But Tonto he was smarter, and one day said kemo sabe
Kiss my ass I bought a boat I'm going out to sea"
- Lyle Lovett, If I Had A Boat

"Good morning, Mr. Benson
I see you're doing well.
If I had me a shotgun,
I'd blow you straight to hell."
- Grateful Dead, Candy Man

"I am sleeping under strange, strange skies."
- Rolling Stones, Moonlight Mile

"I wish I was a fool for you again."
- Richard & Linda Thompson, For Shame of Doing Wrong
Why do birds suddenly appear
Every time you are near?
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.
We would zig zag away through the boredom & pain, Ocassionally glancing up through the rain, wondering which of the buggers to blame, And watching for pigs on the wing.
Simon @ Garfunkel "Bookends Theme"

"Time it was.
And what a time it was...
A time of innocense,
A time of confidences. Long ago...it must be... a photogragh.
Preserve your memories, They're all that's left of you".

"America" complete lyrics

Springsteen' "Thunder Road"
"The sreen door slams,
Mary her dress waves,
Like a vision she dances accross the floor as the radio plays."

"Tunnel Of Love"
"Fat man sitting On a little stool,
Takes the money from my hand while his eyes take a walk all over you".
He's miserable and I am miserable
We are miserable
Can't we have a party
Does he wanna have a party
After all we have to sit here
And he's already drinking a beer
I wanna ask him what's his name
But I can't 'cause I'm so afraid
Of the man on the train.

The Roches, "The Train"
"we're the cold hand sliding down your warm shirt
we're the last of the rock n roll soldiers
we're the bad man comin but it won't hurt
we're the m#therfu%^in rock n roll soldiers"

anthem by the RNRS
"Everything under the sun is in tune, but the sun is eclipsed by the moon..." Roger Waters
Animal Collective-My Girls...you really just HAVE to hear it though.

There isn't much that I feel I need
A solid soul and the blood I bleed
But with a little girl, and by my spouse,
I only want a proper house

I don't care for fancy things
Or to take part in the freshest wave,
But to provide for mine who ask
I will, with heart, on my father's grave

On my father's grave
(On your father's grave)

I don't mean to seem like I
Care about material things,
Like a social status,
I just want
Four walls and adobe slabs
For my girls
"Leaned over the toilet bowl, and threw up my confession"
Lucinda Williams
"In the lonely light of morning, in the wound that would not heal, it's the bitter taste of losing everything I've held so dear" - Sarah McLachlan

From the song Fallen on the album Afterglow
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"Every day things change, but basically they stay the same"-

Dave Matthews, from "Seek Up"

Simple but profound.
"better to be poor than be a fat man in the eye of a needle"...Sting...from All This Time
"Genghis Khan and his brother Don / Couldn't keep on keepin' on"
Dylan: You Ain't Goin' nowhere

"Lost in a Roman wilderness of pain / And all the children are insane"
The Doors: The End
"Oh I would kill for the Atlantic but I am paid to make girls panic while I sing." - Artist - Brand New from the album Deja Entendu. Song - I Will Play My Game Beneath the Spin Light.
warren zevon The French Inhaler. "lonliness and frustration,,we both came down with an acute case. when the light's came up at 2 i thought i caught a glimpse of you. and your face looked like something death brought with him in a suitcase. "typical cutting sardonic zevon
Ok, actually the whole song is the best lyrics...

Tom Waits, off "small change"

Step right up, step right up, step right up,
Everyone's a winner, bargains galore
That's right, you too can be the proud owner
Of the quality goes in before the name goes on
One-tenth of a dollar, one-tenth of a dollar, we got service after sales
You need perfume? we got perfume, how 'bout an engagement ring?
Something for the little lady, something for the little lady,
Something for the little lady, hmm
Three for a dollar
We got a year-end clearance, we got a white sale
And a smoke-damaged furniture, you can drive it away today
Act now, act now, and receive as our gift, our gift to you
They come in all colors, one size fits all
No muss, no fuss, no spills, you're tired of kitchen drudgery
Everything must go, going out of business, going out of business
Going out of business sale
Fifty percent off original retail price, skip the middle man
Don't settle for less
How do we do it? how do we do it? volume, volume, turn up the volume
Now you've heard it advertised, don't hesitate
Don't be caught with your drawers down,
Don't be caught with your drawers down
You can step right up, step right up

That's right, it filets, it chops, it dices, slices,
Never stops, lasts a lifetime, mows your lawn
And it mows your lawn and it picks up the kids from school
It gets rid of unwanted facial hair, it gets rid of embarrassing age spots,
It delivers a pizza, and it lengthens, and it strengthens
And it finds that slipper that's been at large
under the chaise lounge for several weeks
And it plays a mean Rhythm Master,
It makes excuses for unwanted lipstick on your collar
And it's only a dollar, step right up, it's only a dollar, step right up

'Cause it forges your signature
If not completely satisfied, mail back unused portion of product
For complete refund of price of purchase
Step right up
Please allow thirty days for delivery, don't be fooled by cheap imitations
You can live in it, live in it, laugh in it, love in it
Swim in it, sleep in it,
Live in it, swim in it, laugh in it, love in it
Removes embarrassing stains from contour sheets, that's right
And it entertains visiting relatives, it turns a sandwich into a banquet
Tired of being the life of the party?
Change your shorts, change your life, change your life
Change into a nine-year-old Hindu boy, get rid of your wife,
And it walks your dog, and it doubles on sax
Doubles on sax, you can jump back Jack, see you later alligator
See you later alligator
And it steals your car
It gets rid of your gambling debts, it quits smoking
It's a friend, and it's a companion,
And it's the only product you will ever need
Follow these easy assembly instructions it never needs ironing
Well it takes weights off hips, bust, thighs, chin, midriff,
Gives you dandruff, and it finds you a job, it is a job
And it strips the phone company free take ten for five exchange,
And it gives you denture breath
And you know it's a friend, and it's a companion
And it gets rid of your traveler's checks
It's new, it's improved, it's old-fashioned
Well it takes care of business, never needs winding,
Never needs winding, never needs winding
Gets rid of blackheads, the heartbreak of psoriasis,
Christ, you don't know the meaning of heartbreak, buddy,
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon
'Cause it's effective, it's defective, it creates household odors,
It disinfects, it sanitizes for your protection
It gives you an erection, it wins the election
Why put up with painful corns any longer?
It's a redeemable coupon, no obligation, no salesman will visit your home
We got a jackpot, jackpot, jackpot, prizes, prizes, prizes, all work guaranteed
How do we do it, how do we do it, how do we do it, how do we do it
We need your business, we're going out of business
We'll give you the business
Get on the business end of our going-out-of-business sale
Receive our free brochure, free brochure
Read the easy-to-follow assembly instructions, batteries not included
Send before midnight tomorrow, terms available,
Step right up, step right up, step right up
You got it buddy: the large print giveth, and the small print taketh away
Step right up, you can step right up, you can step right up
C'mon step right up
(Get away from me kid, you bother me...)
Step right up, step right up, step right up, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon
Step right up, you can step right up, c'mon and step right up,
C'mon and step right up
two more....

"your way of life, is getting in the way of your life"
Swearing at Motorists, off "Last Night Becomes This Morning"

"Hello this is the offices of Dr. Octagon.
If you have insurance or medical problems
I'm here for you
for any type of intestine surgery
rectal rebuilding
relocated saliva glands...and chimpanzee acne!
And of course moose bumps.
You can call 1 800PP51 DooDoo. I'm in your corner."

Dr. Octagon, off "Dr. Octagonecologyst"
classic
Two lines come to mind. The first is from Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon:

"Far away, across the field,
The tolling of the iron bell,
Calls the faithful to their knees,
To hear the softly spoken, magic spell".

Later, Paul Simon came into the picture with this, from Hearts and Bones:

"What is the point of this story,
What information pertains,
The thought that life could be better,
Is woven indelibly,
Into our hearts,
And our brains".

Kinda hard to tell which one's my favorite. I'll flip on it.