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Short lyrics lines that you instantly love

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by brogh, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. brogh

    brogh Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    italy
    Hi fellas, today i came across this line ...just lovely :

    If it's true home is where the heart is
    I guess now I'm homeless


    The Band Perry - Back to me without You - Pioneer
     
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  2. cblguy

    cblguy TDPRI Member

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    Mar 11, 2013
    mid tennessee
    My all time fav was " Fall on my face in somebody's new mowed lawn" old 60's The Lovin' spoonfulls
     

  3. SolidSteak

    SolidSteak Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 27, 2016
    USA
    80% of anything Tom Waits ever wrote... pick any line at random.

    "It's so hard to dance that way, when it's cold and there's no music."
     

  4. Dean James

    Dean James Tele-Meister

    218
    May 13, 2016
    Podunk, New England
    I said "I'm so happy
    I could die,"
    She said "Drop dead,"
    then left with another guy.
     
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  5. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    "And I can't wait to get off work and see my baby,
    She said she'd leave the porch light on for me."
     
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  6. brogh

    brogh Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    italy
    Can You guys reference the song where the lines come from? :)
     

  7. TXNJ

    TXNJ TDPRI Member

    62
    Feb 16, 2016
    Dallas
    "Poor man want to be rich, rich man want to be king, king ain't satisfied till he rules everything"
     
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  8. Brokenpick

    Brokenpick Tele-Holic

    781
    Oct 29, 2008
    Dixie
    (John Prine penned a buncha good ones.)
     

  9. bluesky1963

    bluesky1963 Tele-Meister

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    Apr 1, 2011
    Glendale, AZ
    'Cookin' up a Filipina Box Spring Hog!'
     
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  10. SolidSteak

    SolidSteak Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 27, 2016
    USA
    "It's so hard to dance that way, when it's cold and there's no music."
    Tom Waits, "Hold On"

    "And I can't wait to get off work and see my baby,
    She said she'd leave the porch light on for me."
    Tom Waits, "I Can't Wait To Get Off Work (And See My Baby On Montgomery Avenue)"
     
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  11. Smokin OP

    Smokin OP Tele-Holic

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    Mar 16, 2003
    Leesburg, GA
    "Well, I sat there at the table and I acted real naive
    For I knew that topless lady had something up her sleeve"

    John Prine

    Actually could've chosen a number of Prine songs.
     
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  12. SolidSteak

    SolidSteak Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 27, 2016
    USA
    Heck yeah!

    "If dreams were lightning thunder was desire
    This old house would have burnt down a long time ago"
    (Angel from Montgomery)
     
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  13. Sconnie

    Sconnie Tele-Meister

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    May 1, 2017
    Denver, CO
    "Blue skies, over my head,
    Give me another reason to get out of bed,
    Blue skies, shine in my face,
    Give me another woman to take her place"
     

  14. beyer160

    beyer160 Tele-Holic

    913
    Aug 11, 2010
    On Location
    Relevant to the "bands you like in spite of the singers" thread...

    So I broke into the palace
    With a sponge and a rusty spanner
    She said, "eh, I know you and you cannot sing"
    I said "that's nothing, you should hear me play piano"

    -The Smiths,
    "The Queen Is Dead"
     
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  15. jondanger

    jondanger Friend of Leo's

    Jan 27, 2011
    Charm City, MD
    "Rode here on the bus
    Now you're one of us"

     

  16. Brokenpick

    Brokenpick Tele-Holic

    781
    Oct 29, 2008
    Dixie
    ...An a question ain't really a question, if you know the answer too.

    You can smile for the lack of something else to do
    and no one will laugh and point at you
     

  17. rburd2

    rburd2 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    37
    Sep 13, 2016
    Georgia, US
    Tom Waits is a gold mine for this thread. For instance:

    "Wasted and wounded
    Ain't what the moon did" - Tom Traubert's Blues

    "You know there ain't no devil
    That's just God when he's drunk" - Heart Attack and Vine

    Willie Nelson is another good one:

    "You'll die from the cold
    I'm the arms of a nightmare
    Knowing well your best days are done" - My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

    The Counting Crows' Adam Duritz is another:

    "She parks her car outside my house
    And takes all her clothes off
    And says she's close to understanding Jesus" - Round Here

    "We couldn't all be cowboys
    So some of are clowns
    And some of us are dancers on the midway
    We roam from town to town" - Goodnight Elisabeth

    And Tim Armstrong of Operation Ivy, Rancid, et al:

    "Mattie came from far away
    From New Orleans into the East Bay
    He said, 'This is a Mecca.'
    I said, 'This ain't no Mecca, man, this place is f**ked"
    - Journey to the End of the East Bay
     
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  18. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Happy Birthday's sorta catchy, but that's just me :cool:
     

  19. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Tele-Holic

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    606
    Jan 4, 2017
    Wales
    Lots and lots of things by Elvis.... Costello, that is!

    Somewhere in the Quisling clinic
    There's a shorthand typist taking seconds over minutes.
     
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  20. Bortyeast

    Bortyeast Tele-Holic

    610
    Dec 9, 2012
    Televille
    Lost in the barrio I walk like an injun
    So Carlo won't suspect somethings wrong here.

    S. Dan
     

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