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#75377 - Thu Dec 26 2002 09:43 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
floormatt Offline
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I have come curiously close to the end, down
Beneath my self-indulgent pitiful hole,
Defeated, I concede and
Move closer
I may find comfort here
I may find peace within the emptiness
How pitiful

It's calling me...
It's calling me...
It's calling me...
It's calling me.

And in my darkest moment, fetal and weeping
The moon tells me a secret - my confidant
As full and bright as I am
This light is not my own and
A million light reflections pass over me

Its source is bright and endless
She resuscitates the hopeless
Without her, we are lifeless satellites drifting

And as I pull my head out I am without one doubt
Don't wanna be down here feeding my narcissism.
I must crucify the ego before it's far too late
I pray the light lifts me out
Before I pine away....
Before I pine away....
Before I pine away....
Before I pine away.

So crucify the ego, before it's far too late
To leave behind this place so negative and blind and cynical,
And you will come to find that we are all one mind
Capable of all that's imagined and all conceivable.
Just let the light touch you
And let the words spill through
And let them pass right through
Bringing out our hope and reason ...
before we pine away...
before we pine away...
before we pine away...
before we pine away.

From Tool's "Reflection" off the Lateralus album
my signature is also part of the same song lol



Edited by floormatt (Thu Dec 26 2002 09:45 PM)

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#75378 - Fri Feb 07 2003 03:41 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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My Favorite line of a song is
Dont it make u sad to know that life,is more than who we are?
~Name,Goo Goo Dolls

and

You Can't see when all ur dreams are coming true,Its easy to forget (yeah) when u choke on the regrets (yeah) who..did I think I was?
~Sympathy Goo Goo Dolls,

OH!lol
ONe more..

Whats the point in all this screaming,no ones listening anyway.
~Acoustic #3,goo goo dolls

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#75379 - Fri Feb 07 2003 03:57 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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"Life is easy when you fake it
right until you realise
your happiness is unrelated to anything you have inside"

"I used to cry for no reason
and that's still the same
except that I had adolesence to blame
but not now..."

"I'm too young to know I'm young
I'm too selfish to be strong
am I too old to allow my adolesence to go on?"

"Oh, your goal is safe
but is it all you crave
as you're living through another year.
Oh, what a waste of time it is
to indulge inside of bliss
getting ready for another year like this.
Another year to lie
Another year goes by"

All from the album "Almost Happy" by K's Choice
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#75380 - Sat Feb 08 2003 04:20 AM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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"The way she did what she did to me, made me think of you."
Not sure of the original author but it was done by the Blues Brothers (the greatest group ever to do a cover song!)

I think I like it because it is the most obviously insincere line that I have ever heard.

I also love "He ain't heavy, he's my brother" The Hollies.
Possibly the most sincere sentiment ever.

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#75381 - Sun Feb 09 2003 09:58 AM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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Another one I love is:
"It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife"
from Alanis Morissette's "Ironic".
At first I thought it was just a made-up situation, but in basic training I discovered that it can really happen (although in that case it was more along the lines of "it's like six hundred forks when all you need is a spoon").
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#75382 - Sun Feb 23 2003 04:30 AM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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Oh, I just discovered this thread, and now I can't think of all the lines I love! One that comes to my mind, though, is from Metallica's "The Outlaw Torn"

You made me smash the clock and feel
I'd rather die behind the wheel
Time was never on my side
So on I wait my whole lifetime

Oh, and speaking of Metallica: There's also "The Unforgiven", but I'd have to put down the whole song here because I love every single line of it. Same with "Enter Sandman" (this song is just so EVIL)!

What also crosses my mind is a line from "Good and Evil" from the musical "Jekyll & Hyde":

Evil's for me... you can have good
Doesn't suit me to be Robin Hood
It's easier by far by the way that things are
To remain good and evil
Than try to be evil and good!

I'll surely post more, but that's enough for now
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#75383 - Wed Feb 26 2003 02:41 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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Bob Dylan is just about the only song writer I know who I would also call a real poet. Here are some carefully crafted, powerful lines from "Chimes of Freedom" that are among my favorite:

"Through the mad mystic hammering of the wild ripping hail
The sky cracked its poems in naked wonder
That the clinging of the church bells blew far into the breeze
Leaving only bells of lightning and its thunder
Striking for the gentle, striking for the kind
Striking for the guardians and protectors of the mind
And the unpawned painter behind beyond his rightful time
And we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing."

And from "Every Grain of Sand":

"In the time of my confession, in the hour of my deepest need
When the pool of tears beneath my feet flood every newborn seed
There's a dyin' voice within me reaching out somewhere,
Toiling in the danger and in the morals of despair [. . . ]
I hear the ancient footsteps like the motion of the sea
Sometimes I turn, there's someone there, other times it's only me.
I am hanging in the balance of a perfect finished plan
Like every sparrow falling, like every grain of sand."

and from "When He Returns":

"Surrender your crown on this blood-stained ground, take off your mask,
He sees your deeds, He knows your needs even before you ask.
How long can you falsify and deny what is real?
How long can you hate yourself for the weakness you conceal?"

And from "Lay Down Your Weary Tune":

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

From "It's Alright Ma":

"Disillusioned words like bullets bark
As human gods aim for their mark
Made everything from toy guns that spark
To flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark
It's easy to see without looking too far
That not much
Is really sacred."

I could go on forever, but I'll spare you all. No songwriter beats Dylan for lyrics.

But there is one who comes near. --Paul Simon. But I will only quote one favorite:

"It's a still life water color,
Of a now late afternoon,
As the sun shines through the curtained lace
And shadows wash the room.
And we sit and drink our coffee
Couched in our indifference,
Like shells upon the shore
You can hear the ocean roar
In the dangling conversation
And the superficial sighs,
Are the borders of our lives."

"The Dangling Conversation" is a very subtle, yet powerful protrait of a relationship that has become distanced.


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#75384 - Wed Jun 25 2003 09:13 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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My favorite part of a song- any song- is a two way tie. There is the coda of "Layla", written by Jim Gordon. Can anything on earth match the bliss of that piece of music- especially coming after Eric Clapton's mournful masterpiece? Well, i also equally love the coda (i have this thing for codas, i guess) of BTO's "Let It Ride". Beginning with the drum solo
and carrying through those magnificinent harmonies at the end. Goose-bump city for rogue when both these songs are heard. Plus any part of any Stevie Wonder song where the guy ad-libs. Please start recording again, Stevie Wonder!

Favorite line- so many, but i love most all lines from Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks" album. From "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" off that album-

"I'll look for you in old Honolulu,
San Francisco, Ashtabula,
You're gonna have to leave me now, I know.
But I'll see you in the sky above,
In the tall grass, in the ones I love,
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go."

Favorite part of a current song- i love the duet on The White Stripes version of "Well It's Time We Love One Another".

I love these lines from Beth Gibbon's song "Tom the Model"-

"How can i forget your tender smile
Moments that I have shared with you
Our hearts may break but they're on their way
And there's nothing
I can do

So do what you gotta do
And don't misunderstand me
You know you don't ever have to worry 'bout me
I'd do it again."

And I love the lyrics to "The Dark" by Pere Ubu from the "St.Arkansas" cd, especially this little verse-

"And I drive into the wilderness
and I drive to fill a sense of purpose
And I drive to find a perfect world
where I hope to build a house
And the radio,
AM radio,
oh the radio will set you free."

It's a kooky creepy song and i like it!




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#75385 - Thu Jun 26 2003 08:54 AM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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Actually, I have two of them:

1. And now I'm lost and now I run from you and now I see just how I bleed from you. And all the lies, all the lies, how could I let you in? But now it's clear, I went along for the ride.
Swindler - Vanessa Carlton

2. Sad as blue but blue if only you can cast your color on me, can't you see my fire rain. Ohh... Ohh... C'est La Vie C'est La Vie here am I lonely. C'est La Vie, C'est La Vie here am I lonely without him.
C'est la Vie - A Bunch of Different Singers

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#75386 - Thu Jun 26 2003 01:10 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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"I've got sooo much honey,the bees envy me"--The Temptations,My Girl

"Break my heart"--The Eagles,Heartache Tonight

"Don't it make you sad about it?"--Justin Timberlake,Cry Me A River

"We ran outside hood slidin' like Bo Duke"--Dierks Bentley,What Was I Thinkin'?

"I got a little change in my pocket,goin' jinga-linga-ling"--Georgia Satellite(sp),Keep Your Hands To Yourself

"You laugh,you cry. No one knows why but oh the thrill of it all. You're on the ride you might as well open your eyes."--Jessica Riddle,Even Angels Fall (see my signature!)
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#75387 - Sat May 28 2005 07:07 AM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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So I called up Marie
Who has sex for free
But for ten bucks an hour
She'll listen to me

I don't know the name of the song or who did it but I love it anyway.

Also, from "Chocolate" by The Getaway People:

Like chocolate in my pocket
Like gum in my hair
Your the kinda girl
Who drives me crazy
But I don't really care

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#75388 - Sat May 28 2005 10:42 AM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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Quote:

So I called up Marie
Who has sex for free
But for ten bucks an hour
She'll listen to me

I don't know the name of the song or who did it but I love it anyway.






I just had a minor case of heart failure! That is Every Monday by Marvelous 3, one of my favorite bands ever. My name comes from one of their songs.

It's been so long since anyone else mentioned them that I just had to chime in.
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#75389 - Sat May 28 2005 11:28 AM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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I have a few favourite parts of songs. Quite a few of them actually come from the same song, which is 'Mis-Shapes', by Pulp.

'Check your lucky numbers. That much money could drag you under, oh, what's the point in being rich if you can't think what to do with it, cos you're so bleeding thick. Oh, we weren't supposed to be. We learned too much at school now we can't help but see, that the future that you've got mapped out is nothing much to shout about.'

I also love a lot of things by Anika Moa. She's fantastic. I love this line from 'Holding Me High'

'Set me to rest, she is under the table, but sleeping is dangerous. It's dangerous. In these days, it's a self served religion, and in these days it's for hunger you steal. These days, you're holding it all for yourself'.

And this, from 'God in his Culture' - 'I was thinking of yesterday, God and his culture, how he rolls himself in glory, says he punches out the holes in your life. But everyone's been sleeping'.

And finally, the best line from any song ever. 100 points for whoever can name it.

'It took a cup of coffee to prove that you don't love me.'

Whee.





Edit: To include the entire lyrics from 'I'd rather be in Love' by Michelle Branch. Love that song.


Edited by Flynn (Sat May 28 2005 11:30 AM)
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#75390 - Thu Jun 02 2005 01:17 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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oh so so many ....

"call me immature, call me a poser, i'll spread manure in your bed of roses" - Too Much Too Young - The Specials

"I'll teach you how to read the book of life, you can just look at the pictures if you like" - The Most Exalted Potentate of Love - The Cramps

"Lend me ten pounds and i'll buy you a drink" - Boys From The County Hell - The Pogues

... and most Billy Bragg songs have a line, somewhere, that makes my think.
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#75391 - Sat Jun 04 2005 05:19 AM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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"Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then"

One of my favorite lines from a song, Bob Seger's "Against The Wind", and a sentiment I'll bet a great many people have felt sometime in their lives!

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#75392 - Sat Jun 04 2005 07:14 AM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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I have to post the entire song to fully convey how much I love it.

"Achin to be" The Replacements:

"Well she's kind of like an artist
Sittin' on the floor
Never finishes, she abandons
Never shows a soul

And she's kind of like a movie
Everyone rushes to see
And no one understands it
Sittin' in their seats

She opens her mouth to speak and
What comes out's a mystery
Thought about, not understood
She's achin' to be

Well she dances alone in nightclubs
Every other day of the week
People look right through her
Baby doll, check your cheek

And she's kind of like a poet
Who finds it hard to speak
Poems come so slowly
Like the colors down a sheet

She opens her mouth to speak and
What comes out's a mystery
Thought about, not understood
She's achin' to be

I've been achin' for a while now, friend
I've been achin' hard for years

Well she's kind of like an artist
Who uses paints no more
You never show me what you're doing
Never show a soul

Well, I saw one of your pictures
There was nothin' that I could see
If no one's on your canvas
Well, I'm achin' to be

She closes her mouth to speak and
Closes her eyes to see
Thought about an' only loved
She's achin' to be
Just like me"

I like to think that Paul Westerberg wrote this song for me. He didn't, but it pretty much sums up who I am.
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#75393 - Sat Jun 04 2005 04:21 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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Toby Keith: Nights I Can't Remember, Friends I'll Never Forget
JB hooked up around midnight
With an ugly girl from up in the city
He downed every can of beer in the cooler
Just tryin' to drink that poor thing pretty.

What a lovely sentiment.

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#75394 - Sun Jun 05 2005 10:18 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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"But if my silence made you leave,
Then that would be my worst mistake,
So I will share this room with you,
And you can have my heart to break."

-And so it Goes by Billy Joel

"'Kathy I'm lost' I said, though I knew she was sleeping,
I'm empty and aching and I don't know why,
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike,
They've all come, to look for America."

-America by Simon and Garfunkle

"The next night he's over and over and under
And after he's finished she lies there and wonders
Just why does she need him and why does she stay here
And there in the darknes, she'll quietly say, 'Dear,
You've never really known that when the white flag is flown,
No one, no one, no one's won the war'."

-The Flag by Barenaked Ladies

Strangely, most of my favorite lines are NOT from my favorite bands, but from bands I like quite well that don't quite take top spots.
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#75395 - Sun Jun 05 2005 10:30 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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I'll just add the refrain from my song of choice. I love this oldie - it said all that was the 70s for me:

"And like a picture she was laying there.
Moonlight dancing off her hair.
She woke up and took me by the hand.
She's going to love me in my Chevy Van
And that's all right with me."

I love that aged song Chevy Van! Perfectly simple and right.
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#75396 - Mon Jun 06 2005 12:16 AM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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So many. I'm sure I'll be back. Just a few that come to mind:

God, if you're up there, listen to my prayer
In future man should have a different design
Give him a switch so he can turn off his libido now
Give him a tranquilizer built into his mind

-"Pretty Girls" - Joe Jackson

Sometimes I donít thrill you
Sometimes I think Iíll kill you
Just donít let me **** up will you
ícause when I need a friend itís still you

What a mess...

"Freakscene" - Dinosaur Jr.

Kick over the wall 'cause government's to fall
How can you refuse it?
Let fury have the hour, anger can be power
D'you know that you can use it?

"Clampdown" -The Clash

All my conversations I'll just be
talkin' about you baby.
borin' some sailor as I try to get through
I just want him to listen.
that's all you have to do.
he said I'm better off without you
till I showed him my tattoo.

-"Warm Beer and Cold Women" -Tom Waits

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#75397 - Mon Jun 06 2005 03:14 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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This song is great. A Siobhan Donaghy number, about the Bush/Blair relationship and Iraq. Controversial? You bet.


Hurling ourselves
Down to the depths
Back since the day lest we forget
'Cause time it is set
Our memories crept
So now lets political get

There is no left wing
To fight the right wing

We're like turkeys in a box
Our feathers all plucked off
And we're all ready for Christmas day
Here's the paradox
We're like presents all wrapped up
And we can't wait for you to give us away

Acceptable face
All over the place
The lower you stoop the less the disgrace
You use all your charms
To sound the alarm
Have you got the legs to call us to arms

Like lambs to the slaughter
We pay for your daughters

Like the cut of your love
Like the cut
That won't heal up
Enough

We all
Put it all
Put it all
Put it all


"Iodine", by Siobhan Donaghy there.
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#75398 - Thu Jun 16 2005 09:10 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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There are so many lines from songs that mean so much to me, but one of my favorites is from Alanis Morissette's song You Ought To Know:

'Cause the joke that you laid in the bed that was me
And I'm not gonna fade as soon as you close your eyes and you know it
And every time I scratch my nails down someone else's back
I hope you feel it...well can you feel it
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#75399 - Wed Aug 03 2005 05:53 AM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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listening to the Sultans of Ping this morning ....

from Michiko

"And now i know you better, i've come to one conclusion,
8 out of 10 of your best friends deserve electrocution"
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#75400 - Wed Aug 03 2005 12:42 PM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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"To me, you're strange and you're beautiful/you'd be so perfect with me but you just don't see/you turn every head but you don't see me"

-"Strange and Beautiful"
Aqualung


"I suppose that there's no way to break a broken heart/but you've been gone/don't know how long/I waited with open arms."

"The Guest"
Phantom Planet
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#75401 - Fri Aug 05 2005 11:10 AM Re: Favorite line or part of a song
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"The world is full of kings and queens who'll blind your eyes and steal your dreams, it's heaven and hell."

Heaven and Hell
Black Sabbath

Just a great line.
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