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Your favorite single line in a song?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by StrangerNY, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. AAT65

    AAT65 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Nice one... made me think! Evan Dando has a nice way with words. My Favourite T is one of my favourites, or Being Around: you could put every line of that in here, but let’s just go with the closer: “I'm a little grubby from being around”.
     
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  2. Zeonoid

    Zeonoid Tele-Holic

    546
    Dec 17, 2008
    Slovakia, EU
    I was raised by a toothless, bearded hag,
    I was schooled with a strap right across my back,
    But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas!
     
  3. YeOldeTeleDuder

    YeOldeTeleDuder Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    62
    Apr 10, 2018
    San Diego
    And the forests will echo with laughter
     
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  4. Colo Springs E

    Colo Springs E Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Colorado Springs
    Not a huge Springsteen fan, but always liked the very last line of Secret Garden:

    "Then she'll look at you and smile
    And her eyes will say
    She's got a secret garden
    Where everything you want
    Where everything you need
    Will always stay..."

    ...and then:
    "A million miles away"

    Brilliant.
     
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  5. Steve Holt

    Steve Holt Tele-Holic

    938
    May 29, 2016
    Kansas
    Also Bowie.

    "It's not the side effects of the cocaine, I'm thinking that it must be love."

    Station to Station. Gets me every time.
     
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  6. Chuckster

    Chuckster Tele-Meister

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    Mar 30, 2017
    Boston/Cape Cod
    That one is a big hit around the campfire... super easy to play too. He does a great version live too... when he's not completely wasted (which is rare).
     
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  7. Blue333

    Blue333 TDPRI Member

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    Dec 4, 2017
    Corpus Christi, TX
    Come off a hard day of thinkin',
    Just thought I'd do a little drinkin'
    Now man the lifeboats
    I think my ship is sinkin'.
     
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  8. AngelStrummer

    AngelStrummer Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    51
    Jun 26, 2007
    London
    "The traffic lights they turn blue tomorrow"
     
  9. asatfan

    asatfan Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    "I'm a pretty good cook...sittin' on my groceries. Come up to my kitchen, I'll show you my best recipes." Joni Mitchell - Raised on Robbery
     
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  10. archtop_fjk

    archtop_fjk Tele-Meister

    326
    Aug 4, 2009
    Lebanon, NH
    "I am he as your are he as your are me and we are all together..."

    Goo goo g'joob ;)
     
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  11. mrmousey

    mrmousey Tele-Meister

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    316
    Aug 6, 2016
    Largo, Fl
    Always liked the line from Everybody's Talkin':

    I'm goin' where the sun is shining, through the pourin' rain,
    Goin' where the weather suits my clothes .......
     
  12. Paul Jenkin

    Paul Jenkin Friend of Leo's

    Aug 17, 2017
    Essex, UK
    It's a great song - but it's by Dave Edmunds not Elvis Costello.
     
  13. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    67
    Oct 11, 2006
    Greater Boston
    "And when we buried him beneath the willow The angels sang a whiskey lullaby"

    Brad Paisley/Alison Krauss
     
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  14. Marc Morfei

    Marc Morfei Tele-Meister

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    Feb 6, 2018
    Philadelphia, PA
    Richard Thompson, 52 Vincent Black Lightning:

    I've seen you 'round the cafes and corners it seems
    Red hair and black leather, my favorite color scheme
     
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  15. Ragnar

    Ragnar TDPRI Member

    65
    Apr 25, 2014
    Illinois
    "Put your cigarette out and your hat back on, don't mess up which is which"
    "Boss ain't as smart as he'd like to be, but he ain't nearly as dumb as you think" - from the song "**** Shots Count - Drive By Truckers. The whole song is great one liners.
     
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  16. adeiderich

    adeiderich Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 14, 2011
    Medina, Ohio
    Robert Palmer - Addicted to Love

    "She's so fine, there's no telling where the money went"
     
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  17. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Hang on, Jack, the son of a ***** is comin'.
     
  18. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    At the moment, it's a line from Tom Petty:

    "I'm so tired of being tired
    Sure as night will follow day
    Most of the things I worry about
    Never happen anyway"

    -Crawling Back to You
     
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  19. etype

    etype Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 23, 2014
    Dallas
    The Weight is full of them. My fav is:

    "I saw Carmen and Devil walking side by side... I said hey Carmen, come on let's go downtown, she said I gotta go, but my friend can stick around."
     
  20. YeOldeTeleDuder

    YeOldeTeleDuder Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    62
    Apr 10, 2018
    San Diego
    If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with.
     
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