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Post Your Favorite Lyric Lines

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by The Owl, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    Summer Highland Falls

    They say that these are not the best of times
    But they’re the only times I’ve ever known
    And I believe there is a time for meditation
    In cathedrals of our own

    Now, I have seen that sad surrender in my lover’s eyes
    And I can only stand apart and sympathize
    For we are always what our situations hand us
    It’s either sadness or euphoria

    So we’ll argue and we’ll compromise
    And realize that nothing’s ever changed
    For all our mutual experience,
    Our separate conclusions are the same

    Now we are forced to recognize our inhumanity
    Our reason coexists with our insanity
    And though we choose between reality and madness
    It’s either sadness or euphoria

    How thoughtlessly we dissipate our energies
    Perhaps we don’t fulfill each others fantasies
    And as we stand upon the ledges of our lives,
    With our respective similarities
    It’s either sadness of euphoria

    ~ Billy Joel
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  2. packhowitzer

    packhowitzer 155mm of pure destruction

    Apr 20, 2011
    You have to be trusted
    By the people that you lie to
    So that when they turn their backs on you
    You'll get the chance to put the knife in

    Pink Floyd

    No body can turn a phrase like Roger Waters
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  3. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    I don't know why but I could probably scroll along all damn day reading one or a few lines from tunes that are cherry picked by the poster... but I have no interest in reading a whole song's worth of lyrics.

    You talk too much
    You worry me to death
    You talk too much
    You even worry my pet

    You just talk
    Talk too much

    Joe Jones - You Talk Too Much
  4. T-boneParish


    Sep 7, 2016
    Austin, TX
    "I am thinking it's a sign
    That the freckles in our eyes
    Are mirror images
    And when we kiss they're perfectly aligned"
    The Postal Service
    Such Great Heights
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  5. Basically Bob

    Basically Bob Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Simcoe, Ontario
    She loves you, yeah yeah yeah
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  6. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
    Atlanta GA
    1. I would love to tour the Southland
      In a traveling minstrel show
      Yes I'd love to tour the Southland
      In a traveling minstrel show
      Yes I'm dying to be a star and make them laugh
      Sound just like a record on the phonograph
      Those days are gone forever
      Over a long time ago, oh yeah
      I have never met Napoleon
      But I plan to find the time
      I have never met Napoleon
      But I plan to find the time
      'Cause he looks so fine upon that hill
      They tell me he was lonely, he's lonely still
      Those days are gone forever
      Over a long time ago, oh yeah
      I stepped up on the platform
      The man gave me the news
      He said, You must be joking son
      Where did you get those shoes?
      Where did you get those shoes?
      Well, I've seen 'em on the TV, the movie show
      They say the times are changing but I just don't know
      These things are gone forever
      Over a long time ago, oh yeah
  7. I am young in this world
    I am glad that I’m alive
    I know someday, I’ll fly away
    On the wings of horses

    Peter Rowan
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  8. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Yeah, we got dogs and Valvoline
    And it's a pretty damn good time

    Toy Matinee - Last Plane Out
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  9. PaulCISSA

    PaulCISSA Propeller-Head Hero Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    New Jersey
    Those are really Steven Wilson songs. He’s pretty vocal about making that distinction. :bored:
  10. segina


    Apr 12, 2019
    You can feel it in the distance the deeper down You stare
    From up above it's hard to see
    But you know when you're there
    On the bottom words are shallow
    On the surface talk is cheap
    You can only judge the distance by the company you keep

    The Confessor-- Joe Walsh
  11. LowFactor


    Jul 6, 2018
    I ain’t broke and I ain’t hungry, but I’m close enough to care

    Tom Petty/ Mudcrutch
    I forgive it all
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  12. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Joel Steinfeldt pandi vangi --- Winny Puhh

  13. Lovep

    Lovep Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    She said, you're a good man, Baby
    To treat me like you do
    She said, you ain't done nothin' to me
    I just can't stay here with you
    I stood and watch my baby as far as I could see
    You know the girl started runnin'
    After waiving goodbye to me
    Now that was too much for me
    That's why I walked the backstreets and cry

    Walk the Backstreets and Cry (Little Milton)

    A fun bass line on this track too!
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  14. Accurmi


    Aug 27, 2018
    Sometimes you get too close to see
    A different side of what life can be
    And if you stare too long
    It all becomes a blur
    And it's easy to forget just who we are
    Don't stare too hard
    Just take a look around

    -"Too Close To See" by Strung Out

    'N' every gimmick hungry yob digging gold from rock 'n' roll
    Grabs the mike to tell us he'll die before he's sold
    But I believe in this and it's been tested by research
    He who f**ks nuns will later join the church

    -"Death Or Glory" by The Clash
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  15. lowplaces

    lowplaces Got Punch ?

    Dec 20, 2015
    Louisville Kentucky
    There's a song in there somewhere !
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  16. biguglyman


    Jul 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    They're listed as Porcupine Tree songs on YouTube and they're off PT albums. I guess he can sue me if he wants...
  17. I was gonna paste all 18 plus minutes of lyrics.... but here's the just.

    "You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant.... (except for Alice.)"
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2019
  18. lowplaces

    lowplaces Got Punch ?

    Dec 20, 2015
    Louisville Kentucky
    They paved Paradise and put up a parking lot

    Joni Mitchell
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  19. lowplaces

    lowplaces Got Punch ?

    Dec 20, 2015
    Louisville Kentucky
    No one ever knew there was coal in them mountains
    Til a man from the northeast arrived
    Waving hundred dollar bills, he said "I'll pay you for your minerals"
    But he never left Harlan alive

    Darrell Scott - You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive
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  20. How could I forget this classic Floyd gem:

    Time spent lying in the sunshine, staying home to watch the rain,
    you are young and life is long, and there is time to kill today

    And then one day you find, ten years have got behind you
    no one told you when to run; you missed the starting gun

    And you run and you run, to catch up with the sun as it's sinking
    Racing around to come up behind you again

    The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older,
    shorter of breath and one day closer to death.

    Goosebumps every time.

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