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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by StrangerNY, Oct 10, 2018.
Lyle Lovett AND John Prine getting some 'songwriter love' on this thread!
My favorite Mike Cooley gem:
" You know the bottle ain't to blame and I ain't tryin' to. It don't make you do a thing, it just let's you."
You don’t have to mean it, you just got to say it anyway.............. Keith
I'm the one that's got to die when its time for me to die. So let me live my life the way I want to.
Maybe there's a God above
But all I've ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya
Northern Pikes - She Ain't Pretty
"Her ego wrote checks incredibly fast
But her personality didn't have the cash"
“God’s away on business.” Tom Waits.
Honestly, I like Cooley's songs better than Patterson Hood's. My favorite Cooley line-
I got 350 heads on a 305 engine
I get ten miles to the gallon
I ain't got no good intentions
That's some damn redneck Shakespeare, right there.
And the place is dead as Heaven on a Saturday night. - Leonard Cohen, Closing Time
Recorded by Fairport Convention on the album Jewel in the Crown.
Almost any line on Rodney Crowell's album "Fate's Right Hand", but especially:
Though forked tongues might speak, if truth is what you seek,
This too will pass.
You keep tellin me you're leavin, if It's true this time, I'll help you pack.
'cause you can't hang a man for shooting a woman who's trying to steal his horse
I know a little about love, and baby I can guess the rest
So I turned myself to face me
He'd like to come and meet us but he thinks he'd blow our minds
When they got home at night their fattened psychopatic wives would thrash them within inches of their lives
Just a little pinprick, there'll be no more "aaahhhh!" but you may feel a little sick
And my eyes still grow damp
to remember His Majesty signed
With his own rubber stamp
"But there never seems to be enough time to do the things you wanna do, once you find them.."
There's three sides to every story, baby:
there's yours, there's mine, and the cold hard truth.
-- Don Henley, I Can't Stand Still (1982)
She's the puzzle piece behind the couch...
...that makes the sky complete.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on
And it makes me wonder.
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
From Tom Waits' "Frank's Wild Years:" "His wife was a spent piece of used jet trash..."
From The Eagles' "The Last Resort" (according to some liner notes I read, the band called it "The Vast Report"): "Call someplace paradise...kiss it goodbye"
We’ll, two lines, but they always got me:
“You awake with a start
To just the beating of your heart.
Just one man beneath the sky,
Just two ears, just two eyes.”
Pink Floyd, Childhood’s End.
People turn to poison
Quick as lager turns to piss
John Cooper Clark’s Beasley Street. So many gems in that song. Here’s another:
The boys are in the wagon
The girls are on the shelf
Their common problem is
That their not someone else.
"Five-year-plans and new deals, wrapped in golden chains." Who'll Stop The Rain, CCR.