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Thread started 01/24/05 12:45pm

IstenSzek

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Favorite line from a song -EVER- and why?

snowflake

what is your favorite ever lyrics from a song? and explain why
you think that it's such a great line.

mine is one that's continued to pop into my head obsessively at
one or two day intervals ever since the song was first released
over 10 years ago

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it's from Sheryl Crow's "Run Baby Run" and it's the following:


"she was born in november, 1963, the day Aldous Huxley died"


Now, what's so cool about this line is that Aldous Huxley,
the famous writer of a.o. "Brave New World" died on nov 22
1963 -the day John F Kennedy was shot.

In a way, the death of Huxley went, through the other tragic
events that day, largely unnoticed.

I just thought that was a very quirky fact and somehow it can
give the song a double meaning.

either just the statement that she was born on the day that
Huxley died, and thus the rest of the song follows that kind
of path from the perspective of Huxley.

Or, the pun is that it's the day Kennedy died as well and
thus the rest of the song follows on that course with the
advise the father gives being influenced by what happened
that day his daughter was born.

confused

my head hurts now.

But the question remains a simple one, just tell me what
your favorit line out of all lyrics from all the songs you
ever heard is. and why

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why can't I ever just keep things short and simple? I should
see a shrink about this rambling. or perhaps co-star in an
episode of Ellen. yeah, I'm sure I could drive even her nuts
with my ramblings and off couar odjhfaskdjhasdhk fh

oooh just forget it

mad
and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #1 posted 01/24/05 12:46pm

shausler

"ive run every read light on memory lane"


dire straits
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Reply #2 posted 01/24/05 12:47pm

IstenSzek

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shausler said:

"ive run every read light on memory lane"


dire straits



yeah, but WHY?

read the bloody question

and write me a song

mad

please

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Reply #3 posted 01/24/05 12:49pm

shausler

IstenSzek said:

shausler said:

"ive run every read light on memory lane"


dire straits



yeah, but WHY?

read the bloody question

and write me a song

mad

please

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because i relate to the sentiment



ill write you a song izzy
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Reply #4 posted 01/24/05 12:50pm

Byron

"Would you run to me if somebody hurt you...even if that somebody was me?"

If I Was Your Girlfriend ~Prince


Why? Because it perfectly conveys that deep, almost desperate feeling to be "more", be everything, to the person you love...
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Reply #5 posted 01/24/05 12:53pm

subhuman09

"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."

-Leonard Cohen, Anthem


When you start to take things too seriously or things feel like they're impossible or too much, this really keeps things in perspective.

No matter how dark things may seem, the light's still out there.
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Reply #6 posted 01/24/05 12:53pm

SupaFunkyOrgan
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"You can push me out the window, I'll just get back up. You can run over me with your 18 wheeler truck and I won't give up. You can make me like a slave, I'll go underground. You can run over me with your 18 wheeler but you can't keep me down."

From Pink "18 Wheeler"

I can't even tell you some of the horror stories of my youth. Growing up gay served me many wicked dishes all of them served ice cold. Somehow someway I have always made it through and this lyric is me.
2010: Healing the Wounds of the Past.... http://prince.org/msg/8/325740
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Reply #7 posted 01/24/05 12:54pm

effs

"I'm no human i'm a dove i'm your concious i am love"






I WOULD DIE 4 U
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Reply #8 posted 01/24/05 12:54pm

shausler

"ohh baby baby its a wild world

and ill always remember you like a child girl"






because it makes me think of my daughter and i get sad







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Reply #9 posted 01/24/05 12:56pm

effs

I'm not human i'm a dove i'm your concious i am love
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Reply #10 posted 01/24/05 12:56pm

SupaFunkyOrgan
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You know it couldn't be just one biggrin

“In every man’s life there will be a hang-up, a whirlwind designed to slow you down. It cuts like a knife, it tries to get in you…this spooky electric sound. Give up if you want to and all is lost, Spooky Electric will be your boss………….Don’t kiss the beast, be superior at least”

worship
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Reply #11 posted 01/24/05 12:56pm

Ace

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"Your scrapbook's filled with pictures of all your leading men
Well, baby, don't put my picture in there with them"
- Bruce Springsteen ("Be True").

Why? This is a song about casting aside romantic notions and learning that a healthy relationship is not about living up to an impossible ideal set by movies, TV and popular song. Good advice.
"Acceptance, forgiveness, and love."
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Reply #12 posted 01/24/05 12:58pm

FiveFootNine

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"Love is clockworks...and cold steel, fingers to numb to feel, squeeze the handle, blow out the candle...love is blindness."

U2 - Love is Blindness





The complicated mechanism that is "love"...desperation...
**...they were right about you.**
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Reply #13 posted 01/24/05 12:59pm

subhuman09

SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy said:

"You can push me out the window, I'll just get back up. You can run over me with your 18 wheeler truck and I won't give up. You can make me like a slave, I'll go underground. You can run over me with your 18 wheeler but you can't keep me down."

From Pink "18 Wheeler"

I can't even tell you some of the horror stories of my youth. Growing up gay served me many wicked dishes all of them served ice cold. Somehow someway I have always made it through and this lyric is me.


Glad to have you around, man.

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Reply #14 posted 01/24/05 12:59pm

shausler

i came for you for you i came for you
but you did not need my urgency
i came for you for you i came for you
but your life is one big emergency




the boss

be cause


its friggin brilliant
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Reply #15 posted 01/24/05 1:00pm

FiveFootNine

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Have you ever been so lonely that you feel you are the only one in this world - AnnaStesia



good grief!!
**...they were right about you.**
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Reply #16 posted 01/24/05 1:00pm

SupaFunkyOrgan
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"And I dream of running.
And in the dream I myself can run.
And I feel the ground beneath my feet.
And I move like music.....you move me like music"

PJ Harvey "Bridge Crossing Over"

What does it feel like to be music? The power of love can reveal this. A pure testament to the power of the spirit mushy

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Reply #17 posted 01/24/05 1:02pm

FiveFootNine

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Of all the things I should've said,
That I never said.
All the things we should've done,
That we never did.
All the things I should've given,
But I didn't.


-Kate Bush, This woman's work.


Regret!! sad
**...they were right about you.**
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Reply #18 posted 01/24/05 1:04pm

shausler

If you can't tell your sister,
If you can't tell a priest,
'Cause it's so deep you don't think that you can speak about it
To anyone,


kate bush

love and anger
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Reply #19 posted 01/24/05 1:04pm

IstenSzek

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shausler said:


because i relate to the sentiment



ill write you a song izzy


woot!
and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #20 posted 01/24/05 1:04pm

FiveFootNine

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Everything gone white, and everything's grey, now you're here now you're away, I don't want this, remember that, I'll never forget where you're at

- BUSH, Glycerine

Memories, regret...needing.
**...they were right about you.**
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Reply #21 posted 01/24/05 1:05pm

IstenSzek

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subhuman09 said:

"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."

-Leonard Cohen, Anthem


When you start to take things too seriously or things feel like they're impossible or too much, this really keeps things in perspective.

No matter how dark things may seem, the light's still out there.



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Leonard Cohen has a lot of amazing lyrics! I love his style
and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #22 posted 01/24/05 1:07pm

Natisse

Byron said:

"Would you run to me if somebody hurt you...even if that somebody was me?"

If I Was Your Girlfriend ~Prince


Why? Because it perfectly conveys that deep, almost desperate feeling to be "more", be everything, to the person you love...


I love that line too nod

my favourite Prince line, tho, is "so this is where you end...and you and I begin" mushy I think it's beautiful...

My favourite line of all, tho, is a non-Prince line...it's from a Kiss Song called "I walk alone"

"And I look deep inside of me
There's a place but it's not plain to see
where I belong where no one else can be"
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Reply #23 posted 01/24/05 1:07pm

shausler

even the president of the united states must sometimes have to stand naked




- bob dylan
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Reply #24 posted 01/24/05 1:07pm

FiveFootNine

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subhuman09 said:

"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."

-Leonard Cohen, Anthem



That is an amazing line!!! nod
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Reply #25 posted 01/24/05 1:08pm

SupaFunkyOrgan
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"If you only see yourself through their eyes, you'll never see yourself at all"

The Family Stand "The Education of Jaime"

"Never be afraid to love, never be afraid to just be. You've got to Cast away the chains of doubt and have the courage to be free. Don't cloud your eyes with others lies, see only what you want to see. Just duplicate this simple truth and have the courage to be free.....Open your eyes, you can fly"

Lizz Wright "You Can Fly"

Be true to yourself.....
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Reply #26 posted 01/24/05 1:08pm

shausler

men in helicoptors fly
shooting rhino from out of the sky
why must we always asume the
planet is ours to ruin



- adrian belew
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Reply #27 posted 01/24/05 1:09pm

IstenSzek

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damn, you people are picking some very good lines

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Kate Bush, PJ Harvey, U2, Bruce clapping
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Reply #28 posted 01/24/05 1:09pm

IstenSzek

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FiveFootNine said:

"Love is clockworks...and cold steel, fingers to numb to feel, squeeze the handle, blow out the candle...love is blindness."

U2 - Love is Blindness





The complicated mechanism that is "love"...desperation...



that whole song is incredible. the lyrics and the music
work so well together. "desperation" is the right word
for it indeed. I love all the lyrics there.
and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #29 posted 01/24/05 1:10pm

Byron

"The yearning to be near you
I do what I have to do
The yearning to be near you
I do what I have to do

But I have the sense to recognize
That I don't know how to let you go..."

Do What You Have To Do ~Sarah McLachlan


The intensity of emotion within the conflict of what's in your head, and what's in your heart... rose
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