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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

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    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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  3. YeOldeTeleDuder

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    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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    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

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    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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    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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    "The traffic lights they turn blue tomorrow"
     
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    "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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    "I am he as your are he as your are me and we are all together..."

    Goo goo g'joob ;)
     
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    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

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    It's a great song - but it's by Dave Edmunds not Elvis Costello.
     
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    "And when we buried him beneath the willow The angels sang a whiskey lullaby"

    Brad Paisley/Alison Krauss
     
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    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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    "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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    Robert Palmer - Addicted to Love

    "She's so fine, there's no telling where the money went"
     
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    Hang on, Jack, the son of a ***** is comin'.
     
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    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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    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."
     
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    If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with.
     
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