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Your favorite single line in a song?

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

  1. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Tele-Afflicted

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    'Fraid not. Dave Edmunds recorded the famous version... but Elvis wrote it.

    "Girls Talk" is an Elvis Costello song. Originally written during the sessions for Costello's 1980 album Get Happy!!, the song was first recorded by Dave Edmunds in 1979. Edmunds' version peaked at #4 on the UK Singles Chart and #12 in Ireland.
     
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  2. scottser

    scottser Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 6, 2009
    dublin
    in the end it took me a dictionary
    to find out the meaning of 'unrequited'
    while she was giving herself for free
    at a party to which i was never invited.

    billy bragg
     
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  3. claes

    claes Tele-Holic

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    "And there we where all in one place, a generation lost in space" Don Mclean in american pie on the "love generation".

    "I really don't know life at all" Joni Mitchell "from both sides know"

    "I was so much younger then, I'm older than that now" is also pretty good
     
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  4. scottser

    scottser Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 6, 2009
    dublin
    i drive a rolls royce, cos it's good for my voice
    marc bolan
     

  5. Jim W

    Jim W Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    "Well, the devil made me do it the first time
    The second time I done it on my own" Billy Joe Shaver - The Black Rose
     

  6. jhundt

    jhundt Doctor of Teleocity

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    I like the bit in "Je t'aime, moi non plus" where it's not actually words.
     
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  7. Sollipsist

    Sollipsist Tele-Afflicted

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    "Nobody knows, nobody sees
    Nobody knows but me."
     
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  8. Jim622

    Jim622 Tele-Holic

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    As they pulled you out of the oxygen tent
    You ask for the latest party
    With you silicon hump and your 10 inch stump
     
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  9. Modman68

    Modman68 Tele-Holic

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    La mesa
    Awwww yeeaaah! - John Spencer Blues Explosion

    Ungh ! Heeengh! (Indiscernible) hah!! -James brown

    YEEEEEEEEEEEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Rodger Daltry
     

  10. Bruxist

    Bruxist Friend of Leo's

    Oct 12, 2010
    Kentucky, USA
    The preacher asked her
    And she said I do
    The preacher asked me
    And she said yes he does too

    I don't love you any less
    But I can't love you anymore
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2018 at 11:43 AM
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  11. claes

    claes Tele-Holic

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    Always though they sang "twofaced spinning head"?

    "She got Mercedes bends"" always struck me as funny for it's closeness to mercedes-benz
     
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  12. Lost_N_Austin

    Lost_N_Austin Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Feb 18, 2004
    Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
    Jason Aldean - Drowns the Whiskey ft. Miranda Lambert

    All the folks down in Lynchburg, Tennessee
    Been working hard for good ol' boys like me
    I don't wanna be the one to tell 'em
    That stuff that they been selling
    Ain't working like it should
    But I damn sure wish it would

    Lost_N_Austin
     
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  13. YeOldeTeleDuder

    YeOldeTeleDuder Tele-Holic

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  14. Area51

    Area51 Tele-Meister

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    Folk down there really don't care, really don't care, don't care, really don't
     
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  15. JD0x0

    JD0x0 Poster Extraordinaire

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    There was no beautiful design, just elaborate mistakes barely held in place
     
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  16. jtmi

    jtmi TDPRI Member

    Crosby, Stills and Nash...Southern Cross:

    "You will survive being bested...somebody fine will come along and make me forget about loving you..."
     
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  17. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's

    Edmunds covered it, Declan wrote it.



    - D
     
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  18. jddub440

    jddub440 Tele-Holic

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    Y'all wanna talk about guns like I ain't got none; what do you think.....I sold 'em all??

    Maybe not my most favorite line in music history, but certainly fun to announce during a conversation that you are not really involved in.
     
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  19. jddub440

    jddub440 Tele-Holic

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    It is also good to remind folks from time to time that they are not the king of carrot flowers!
     
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  20. Lawdawg

    Lawdawg TDPRI Member

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    Mar 13, 2018
    Atlanta
    I'm a sucker for good lyrics and could do a hundred of these. Since the thread started with Bowie:

    "We live for just these 20 years, do we have to die for the 50 more." Bowie, "Young Americans"
     
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