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What are your favorite song lyrics?

  1. Lexe Charleston profile image49
    Lexe Charlestonposted 7 years ago

    I immediately thought of so many Radiohead and Tori Amos songs,, but have to say Joy Division/New Order's Ceremony gets me every time, especially near the end of the song: "Avenues all lined with trees, Picture me and then you start watching, Watching forever . . . Watching love grow, forever . . . "

    What are some of your favorites?

    1. lil momma 2008 profile image58
      lil momma 2008posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      *when I see your face...there is not a thing I would change cause your amazing just the way you are*

      *yo, yo, I know way to many people here right now......That I didnt know last year.........Till it's over till its over, its far from over*

    2. Dave Harris profile image74
      Dave Harrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave - Hotel California (Eagles)

      There's a killer on the road, his brain is squirmin' like a toad - The End (Doors)

    3. 6 String Veteran profile image63
      6 String Veteranposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      First lyric that comes to mind is by The Who:

      "Here comes the new boss, same as the old boss."

      And I can't forget "You can't always get what you want..." by the Rolling Stones.

      Unfortunately I spent a lot of time listening to Van Halen, who are second only to Night Ranger for dull, uninspiring lyrics.

  2. camlo profile image88
    camloposted 7 years ago

    My all time favourite song lyrics are those of 'White Rabbit' by Jefferson Airplane ... the song is well before my time though smile


    1. Lexe Charleston profile image49
      Lexe Charlestonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I love this song too! Haven't heard it in forever.

    2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

      ...i like songs that have something to say...there are many....how 'bout Motorhead's Orgasmatron....it's not for everybody....lol....love many of pink floyd's....

      1. camlo profile image88
        camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Oh yeah! The lyrics from 'The Wall' are, of course, unforgettable.

      2. Lexe Charleston profile image49
        Lexe Charlestonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Love Pink Floyd. Definitely can't go wrong with them. Don't know any Motorhead, but the song name intrigues me. Haha, I'll have to check it out.

    3. KristenGrace profile image59
      KristenGraceposted 7 years ago

      Sittin on the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding...
      Best line: I can't do what ten people tell me to do... So I guess I'll remain the same...

    4. profile image0
      jerrylposted 7 years ago

      "Everybodys talkin", by Harry Nilsson

      Everybodys talkin at me
      I don't hear a word they're sayin
      only the echoes of my mind

      People stop and starin
      I can't see their faces
      only the shadows of their eyes

      I'm goin where the sun keeps shining
      through the pourin rain
      goin where the weather suits my clothes

      banking off of a northeast wind
      sailing on a summer breeze
      skipping over the ocean like a stone

    5. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

      “Itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, yellow polka-dot bikini…”

      “One-eyed, one-horned, flying, purple, people-eater…”

      “Hang down your head Tom Dooly…”

      “It’s hard to say I love you when you’re…”

    6. tony0724 profile image57
      tony0724posted 7 years ago

      " And you'll have to eat your lunch all by yourself " from " Already gone " by The Eagles.

      " God Save The Queen. We mean it Man ! from God Save the Queen by The Sex Pistols.

      1. Lexe Charleston profile image49
        Lexe Charlestonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        God Save the Queen - I dig good sarcasm! Such an iconic punk song. smile I don't know much punk. Mostly only more well-known stuff. I always really liked Minor Threat's In My Eyes and Fugazi's Shut the Door.

    7. calpol25 profile image66
      calpol25posted 7 years ago

      The mashed potato song - by didi sharp way before my time but its just a song that puts me on a high all the time and makes me wanna dance. Guess im sad!!! lol

    8. thirdmillenium profile image60
      thirdmilleniumposted 7 years ago

      "Love me for a reason, let the reason be love"

      The Osmonds sang it in 1974. A fine melody too

    9. couturepopcafe profile image61
      couturepopcafeposted 7 years ago

      "Well, now the sun's comin' up. 
      I'm ridin' with Lady Luck.
      Freeway cars and trucks
      are beginning to fade
      as I lead the parade
      just a wishin' I'd stayed a little longer
      the feelin's gettin' stronger


      Gimme one reason to stay here
      and I'll turn right back around.

    10. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

      "Don't hang on, nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky
      It slips away, and all your money
      won't another minute buy.
      All we are is dust in the wind" by Kansas, Dust in the Wind

      "And if by chance, that special place
      That you've been dreaming of
      Leads you to a lonely place
      Find your strength in love"
      by Whitney Houston, The Greatest Love of All

      I believe for every drop of rain that falls, a flower grows.
      I believe that somewhere in the darkest night, a candle glows.
      I believe for everyone who goes astray, someone will come to show the way.
      I believe above the storm the smallest pray'r will still be heard.
      I believe that someone in the great somewhere hears every word.
      Every time I hear a newborn baby cry, or touch a leaf or see the sky,
      Then I know why I believe!
      The Letterman for the song "I believe"


      "You think the only people who are people
      Are the people who look and think like you
      But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
      You'll learn things you never knew you never knew
      You can own the Earth and still
      All you'll own is Earth until
      You can paint with all the colors of the wind"

      "Colors Of The Wind" Lyrics

      1. couturepopcafe profile image61
        couturepopcafeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Great choices, PDH.  Do you remember who did "I Believe" originally?  I want to say someone like Montavani or some older crooner.

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
          prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Frankie Laine, 1953? I am not sure mam.

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            jerrylposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I believe you are right.  I have Frankie Laine on my music library.  I have been around a long time, and cannot remember hearing anyone earlier than his version of I believe.

    11. Jaggedfrost profile image77
      Jaggedfrostposted 7 years ago

      "The Curse,"  from a version of Rigoletto

      1. Erin Nicole profile image57
        Erin Nicoleposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        My sister and I used to belt this out when we were little girls. Great choice!

    12. know one profile image61
      know oneposted 7 years ago

      "They’re selling razor blades and mirrors in the street,
      I pray that when I’m coming down you’ll be asleep,
      If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet,
      Because I’m scum,
      And I’m your son,
      I come undone."

      Come Undone - Robbie Williams

    13. KCC Big Country profile image88
      KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

      From Rascal Flatts' "I'm Movin' On"

      "I've lived in this place and I know all the faces,
      Each one is different but they're always the same,
      They mean me no harm but it's time that I face it,
      They'll never allow me to change,
      But I never dreamed home would end up where I don't belong.
      I'm movin' on."

      From Zac Brown Band's "As She's Walking Away"

      "my heart won't tell my mind to tell my mouth what it should say"

      From Jessica Andrew's "Unbreakable Heart"

      "Please remember this, when you drop your guard,
      Nobody has an unbreakable heart"

    14. profile image46
      i love tristinposted 7 years ago

      them are parts of my top 10 songs

    15. Johnnie Black profile image57
      Johnnie Blackposted 7 years ago

      "don't cry, just suck" - wasp

    16. Alta5656 profile image73
      Alta5656posted 7 years ago

      " Why must it takes so long before we see, how sad the answers to those questions can be..?"

    17. readytoescape profile image60
      readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

      I really like this one, Chris Young, “The Man I Want To Be”. 

      During my performances lately I am receiving a lot of requests for this song.


    18. Warfreakz profile image53
      Warfreakzposted 7 years ago

      Now I wanna do it up (SO BIG)
      Party it up (SO BIG)
      Spend it up (SO BIG)
      So the whole world knows my love for you is (SO BIG)
      My heart is (SO BIG)
      My love is (SO BIG)
      For you, for you, for you.. .

      Just love those lyrics.....cant ever get it out of my head...always makes me think of my gf.

    19. TwoPints profile image48
      TwoPintsposted 7 years ago

      I think on of the all time greats has to be John Lennon.

      Imagine there's no countries
      It isn't hard to do
      Nothing to kill or die for
      And no religion too
      Imagine all the people
      Living life in peace..

      (From 'Imagine' by John Lennon)

      R.I.P John Lennon, assassinated 30 years ago today.

      1. Hugh Williamson profile image92
        Hugh Williamsonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I forgot about this one. It has to be near the top of any list on great lyrics or great songs. Nice pick.

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      Toby Hansenposted 7 years ago

      Billy Brag has a lot of great lines. Here are a few personal favourites.

      "As she made for the door, leaving me on the floor, I wished I'd done biology, for an urge within me wanted to do it then." - The Warmest Room.

      "A wife has three great attributes - intelligence, a Swiss Army knife, and charm." - The Warmest Room.

      "I saw two shooting stars last night. I wished on them, but they were only satellites!" - A New England

      "How can he go on, when no-one answers the adverts in his mind?" - Richard

    21. sim0n30 profile image60
      sim0n30posted 7 years ago

      One of my favourites is Simon & Garfunkel - Homeward Bound

      "But all my words come back to me in shades of mediocrity"

      or Jimmy Cliff - Too Many Rivers To Cross

      "And this loneliness won't leave me alone"

    22. Flightkeeper profile image72
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

      Right now I'm digging Pink's lyrics to Raise Your Glass. 

      So if you're too school for cool
      And you're treated like a fool
      You can choose to let it go
      We can always We can always
      Party on our own

      So raise your glass
      If you are wrong
      In all the right ways
      All the underdogs
      We will never be never be anything but loud
      And nitty gritty dirty little freaks
      (Repeat Once)

      Won't you come on and come on and raise your glass
      Just come on and come on and raise your glass

    23. Hugh Williamson profile image92
      Hugh Williamsonposted 7 years ago

      One that comes to mind is Donovan's "Catch the Wind."

      In the chilly hours and minutes of uncertainty
      I long to be in the warm hold of your mind
      To feel you all around me and to take your hand across the sand
      Ah but I may as well try and catch the wind

    24. PaulaHenry1 profile image76
      PaulaHenry1posted 7 years ago

      Strange how laughter looks like crying with no sound
      Raindrops taste like tears without the pain-

      queensryche another rainy night

    25. GmaGoldie profile image77
      GmaGoldieposted 7 years ago

      "She said I can't go back to America soon
      It's so goddamn cold it's gonna snow until June
      Yeah, they're freezin' up in Buffalo stuck in their cars
      And I'm lyin' here 'neath the sun and the stars....

      Don't try to describe the ocean if you've never seen it
      Don't ever forget that you just may wind up being wrong...

      But women and water are in short supply

      Don't try to describe the scenery if you've never seen it
      Don't ever forget that you just may wind up in my song

      Called all my friends on those cheap nightly rates
      Sure was good to talk to the old United States
      While the lights of St. Thomas lie twenty miles west
      I see General Electric's still doing their best.

      I've got to head this boat south pretty soon
      New album's old and I'm fresh out of tunes

      So please don't say manana if you don't mean it
      I have done your lines for so very long
      Don't try to describe a Kiss concert if you've never seen it

      Don't ever forget that you just may wind up being gone
      And I hope Anita Bryant never does one of my songs"

      Jimmy Buffet


    26. Broken Poet profile image57
      Broken Poetposted 7 years ago

      i like paramore brick by boring brick

      'well you built up this world of magic
      because your real life is tragic
      you built up this world of magic'

    27. BritishRock profile image57
      BritishRockposted 7 years ago


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