Your favorite single line in a song?

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    "If I thought it would do any good I'd stand on the rock that Moses stood...Ain't no reason to hang my head I could wake up in the morning dead..."

    That second Band album has a million great lines.
     
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    I'm not sure I have a favorite single line...chorus, maybe.

    "Bring a loada RC Cola, TV Dinner, plate of Twinkies and it takes a pink burrito for to keep me clean."

     
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    I'm not sure if it's my FAVORITE but it's right up there. The problem is, years after hearing it th efirst time I discovered I had been getting it wrong all those years.

    What I heard was "With her long hair falling into eyes that shine like the midnight sun" which still brings a vision to my mind.

    I won't bother with the real line since it's only slightly different and I never hear it like that anyway (even if I know i'm wrong I like mine better)
     
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    The Boxer by Simon and Garfunkel is, lyrically, one of my favorite songs.

    The last real line of the song always gives me chills:
    "I am leaving, I am leaving
    But the fighter still remains."

    So freakin simple but the reluctant and world-weary empowerment just speaks to me.
     
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    +1 The Boxer. Reminds me a bit of that Gillian Welch/Dave Rawlings song, One More Dollar. A young man leaves his home for a job with the plan to make enough money, just one more dollar, so he can return to his family and place he loves, a land of hills and windy pines. From the chorus: When I reach those hills, boys, I'll never roam. One more dollar and I'm going home. The last verse tho finds him much older, still searching for that elusive dollar that will take him home:

    A long time ago I left my home
    Just a boy barely twenty
    Can you spare a coin or a Christian prayer?
    For my luck has turned against me
     
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    I always liked how John Cougar Mellencamp really accentuates "Vacation down at the Gulf of Mexico" in the little pink houses song. I believe that it is the most important line in the song. I say that because he sings it like it is.
     
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    People still talk about Shakespear, but was he ever so profound and meaningful?
     
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    Man! 16 pages, what a great read!

    No such thing as favorite, but here's one I love from the great and underrated Bill Malonee:

    Sometimes you can't please everyone, sometimes you can't please anyone at all
    You sew your heart onto your sleeve and wait for the ax to fall

    Or a little older, classic, breath-catching Isaac Watts:

    When I survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of Glory died
    My richest gain I count but loss, and pour contempt on all my pride
     
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    The war that they make only takes away life
    They'll sell you their stories and tell you what's right
    Promise you glory if you go and fight
    But don't send their own kids to war in the night

    Come And Check Your Head - Blue King Brown
     
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    Lots of spokes wheel 'round the eternal hub of "The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind." (My 14 yr. old son recently told me, "I'm having a really hard time believing in God when I see just so much pointless, really cruel suffering. There's just so much...unfairness. But so much of the world is so beautiful it's like a gift that there's no words for. It's so confusing. You know what I mean?")

    Tonight's spoke ('cause it's late):

    "But Mona Lisa musta had the highway blues
    You can tell by the way she smiles."
     
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