Your favorite single line in a song?

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  1. Telecasterless

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    "All over, people changing their votes
    Along with their overcoats
    If Adolf Hitler, flew in today,
    they'd send a limousine anyway"

    So many great lines, but this one just came to mind. Apropos when it was written in the late 70s, apropos today.
     
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  2. StrangerNY

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    'Hell, a herd of winnebagos!'

    That whole outro is hilarious.

    Well, you can't have that, but if you're an American citizen you are entitled to:
    a heated kidney shaped pool,
    a microwave oven--don't watch the food cook,
    a Dyna-Gym--I'll personally demonstrate it in the privacy of your own home,
    a kingsize Titanic unsinkable Molly Brown waterbed with polybendum,
    a foolproof plan and an airtight alibi,
    real simulated Indian jewelry,
    a Gucci shoetree,
    a year's supply of antibiotics,
    a personally autographed picture of Randy Mantooth
    and Bob Dylan's new unlisted phone number,
    a beautifully restored 3rd Reich swizzle stick,
    Rosemary's baby,
    a dream date in kneepads with Paul Williams,
    a new Matador,
    a new mastadon,
    a Maverick,
    a Mustang,
    a Montego,
    a Merc Montclair,
    a Mark IV,
    a meteor,
    a Mercedes,
    an MG,
    or a Malibu,
    a Mort Moriarty,
    a Maserati,
    a Mac truck,
    a Mazda,
    a new Monza,
    or a moped,
    a Winnebago--Hell, a herd of Winnebago's we're giving 'em away,
    or how about a McCulloch chainsaw,
    a Las Vegas wedding,
    a Mexican divorce,
    a solid gold Kama Sutra coffee pot,
    or a baby's arm holding an apple?

    - D
     
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  3. Seasicksailor

    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    Yes, to dance beneath a diamond sky
    With one hand waving free

    Great whole verse actually, but I'll stick to the instructions. :)
     
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    Gillian Welch:
    I went walking with a girl pure as milk
    Standing on the corner sweating through a yellow silk
     
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    This is technically two lines, but even individually they are favorites of mine:

    I asked her to marry me she smiled and pulled out a knife
    The party's just beginning she said, "Your money or you life?"

    From: Traveling Wilburys, Last Night
     
  6. David Barnett

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    --Andy Partridge, XTC "Snowman"
     
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    "I dont know why fortune smiles on some and lets the rest go free"
     
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    Time..is on my side.

     
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    Picture's of matchstick men and you..


     
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  10. AAT65

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    That reminds of a nice couplet from Panic! At The Disco’s Northern Downpour:
    For diamonds do appear to be
    Just like broken glass to me​

    And then there’s another nice one in the next verse:
    I missed your skin when you were east
    You clicked your heels and wished for me
    (Apologies for going for doubles here - again! Just picking one line is too difficult for me...)
     
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  11. joealso

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    I'll submit 2 from Dylan:

    If you need somebody you can trust, trust yourself

    He not busy being born is busy dying
     
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    Then there's always the Tommy James & the Shondells classic

    My baby does the hanky panky
     
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    From John Prine's ( 1st album),
    "Pretty Good, Not Bad, I Can't Complain"

    I know this is a really obscure song,
    It's done as a slow gospel-like blues:

    VERSE:
    " I heard Allah and Buddha
    were singing at the Savior's feast
    When up in the sky an Arabian rabbi
    Fed Quaker oats to a priest

    CHORUS:
    Pretty good, not bad, I can't complain
    But actually, all them gods are just about the same..."
     
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    "Two men say they're Jesus, one of them must be wrong." Dire Straits - Industrial Disease

    "Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then." Bob Seger - Against the Wind

    "Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose, and nothin' ain't worth nothin' but it's free." Kris Kristofferson - Me and Bobby McGee
     
  15. charlie chitlin

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    He ain't been laid in a month of sundays
    I caught him one day and he was sniffin' my undies.
     
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    And just for pure redneck rock and roll dead-nuts-on perfection...

    Well I was cuttin' a rug down at a place called The Jug with a girl named Linda-Lou....
     
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    Bruce Berry was a workin' man, he used to love that Econoline van.

    There are so many...
     
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    Forgot my six-string razor...hit the sky...
     
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    It's understood that Hollywood sells Californication
     
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