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Favourite song lyric

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Spikeh, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. Spikeh

    Spikeh Sex Strings

    I did a quick search and didn't find anything like it... I might be completely inept though ;P

    What's your favourite song lyric? Not the full song... just a single line / sentance that actually means something to you.

    Mine, for a long time, was from Graceland by Paul Simon:

    "And she said 'Loosing love is like a window in your heart. Everybody sees you're blown apart. Everybody sees the wind blow.'"

    Now, it's got to be from Audioslave's - Be Yourself:

    "Someone swears it's true love until the end of time, and then runs away."

    Hmm... I just realised they're both about ends of relationships / falling out of love... what does that say about me?! :p
  2. MCT


    Apr 11, 2005
    I find Pig Destroyer lyrics to be really beautiful.

    Cheerleader Corpes:
    "Semen tastes like gunmetal she said smiling,"

    Junkyard God:
    "Here is a boy with paper skin who longs to touch the girl of broken glass.
    She loves it when he wears his skin like that.
    In tatters."
  3. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    from Satyricon; Immortality Passion

    I am winter when you freeze
    I am the hammer and you are the anvil

    from Satyricon; With Ravenous hunger

    It will gradually tear you apart
    It will eat you from inside
    No longer sweet revenge
    No longer emotional triumph
    Pity you, led to believe (in own willpower)
    Pity you, (resting) on withered laurels
    Can't you see, the world's on fire...
    Can't you feel, you're getting burnt!
  4. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    About a third of a Jana Stanfield song called "I'm not lost. I'm exploring."

    Some people live their lives on quiet avenues
    While others find a place in the parade
    Some like me are seekers. We take less traveled roads
    Believing we can find a better way
    And though I get discouraged I won't be turning back
    I have joy as my compass, and faith is my map

    I'm not lost, I'm exploring
    Life is an adventure worth enjoying
    Though I may not know where I'm going
    I am not lost. I'm exploring
  5. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    Given the political angst in recent times and divisive lines between right wing and left wing journalism, the line that rings out the most is from Simon & Garfunkel in The Boxer:

    "A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest."
  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    From The Men they Couldn't Hang's song Company Town:

    "Some people say that they're lucky in their birth; whose nationality bequeaths them pride;
    But those who own the earth are still tethering their serfs with company allegiance fully tied".
  7. Spikeh

    Spikeh Sex Strings

    Brilliant. Love that song so much I'm gonna listen to it now ;P
  8. Ely


    Jun 8, 2001
    Huntsville, AL
    "Burn One Down" by Ben Harper

    "My choice is what I choose to do,
    And if I'm causin' no harm, it shouldn't bother you.
    Your choice is who you choose to be,
    And if you're causin' no harm, then you're alright with me.

    If you don't like my fire, then don't come around,
    'cause I'm gonna burn one down.
    Yes, I'm gonna burn one down."
  9. Fo' Shizzle

    Fo' Shizzle

    Aug 28, 2003
    Steve Earle............Guitar Town

    "When my boots hit the boards I'm a brand new man,
    With my back to the riser I make my stand...."

    Kinda defines it for all of us, don't it?
  10. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    The Band - Makes no Difference

    'These old love letters, well, I just can't keep, 'cuz like the gambler says, "Read 'em and weep"'

    Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice

    "When your rooster crows at the break of dawn, look out your window and I'll be gone. You're the reason I'm a travellin' on, but don't think twice, it's all right."

    "It ain't no use in calling out my name, gal, like you never done before. And it aint no use and calling out my name, gal, I can't hear you anymore."

    "I'm a thinkin' and a wonderin', walkin' down the road. I once loved a woman, a child I'm told. I gave her my heart, but she wanted my soul, but don't think twice, it's all right."

    "Goodbye's too good a word, babe, so i'll just say, 'fare thee well.' I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind, you coulda done better, but I don't mind. You just kinda wasted my precious time, but don't think twice, it's all right."
  11. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    My favourite right now is One More Minute by Weird Al.

    I guess I might seem kinda bitter
    You got me feeling down in the dump
    'Cause I'm stranded all alone in the gas station of love
    And I have to use the self-service pump
  12. keno


    Aug 6, 2005
    Devo- Love Without Anger

    "Why can't you have your cake and eat it too?
    Why believe in things that make it tough on you?
    Why scream and cry when you know it's true?
    Why fall in love when there are better things to do?"
  13. Tom Waits Heartattack and Vine - " Don't ya know there ain't no devil , that's just god when hes drunk"

    Trivium , Pull Harder on the strings of your Martyr-" You ask me oh God why?Cause Im god thats ******* why!"
  14. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    "I don't know where but she sends me there"
    Good Vibrations-Beach Boys
  15. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    "Although your world wonders me with its majestic and superior cackling hen, your people I do not understand, so to you I shall put an end... and you'll never hear... surf music... again..."
    "Third Stone From the Sun" ~ Jimi Hendrix
  16. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose

    Jan 12, 2004
    "I have a ragdoll filled with sunlight, and when I squeeze her the world gets brighter and brighter." - William Parker, My Name is Hope
  17. ladros2


    Jun 2, 2005
    "I was the fool bacause i thought,
    I thought the world,
    Turns out the world thought me"

    Pearl Jam-Cropduster
  18. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    "Suicide is painless/it brings on many changes/and I can take or leave it if I please" MASH theme.

    "Sliptoflappy rappy/And a carpal tunnel pudding flanker/Nabble and a stampy and a/Pigeon smelling generator/See a chitlin wafer and a/Chocolate buttered horses ass/Frabble obble abble and a/Stupid monkey chicken gas/Chinese diarrhea/prison carpet/Chunky harplegig/Nopaliaseah perforated/Purple parkle pig" Crotchduster - Mammal Sauce

    And then the entirety of Animal Farm by Clutch.
  19. retitled


    Feb 13, 2004
    forest hills
    " With my feet upon the ground I move myeslf between the sounds and open wide to suck it in. I feel it move across my skin. I'm reaching up and reaching out. I'm reaching for the random or what ever will bewilder me. " - tool - lateralus

    "forty-six and two are just ahead of me" - tool - forty-six & 2

    "i know the pieces fit" - tool - schism

    if u havent noticed i love lateralus...

    "pray your life was just a dream, the cut that never heals" -marilyn manson - man that you fear
  20. I'm looking California, but feeling Minnesota. Oh yeah.