Favorite lines

ClassicRockFanatic23ClassicRockFanatic23 Rising Star
edited January 2009 in History of Rock
What are some of your favorite lines in rock? just have a little fun
This is one of my favs.

"Take 276, you know this use to be fun"-Success Story-The Who-John Entwistle-The Who by Numbers

I also like in general the lyrics of For What its Worth. Awesome protest song.

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  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited January 2009
    these change by the hour it seems, but here's a few that immediately came to mind tonight...
    please note that i can't help but associate the performance of lyrics. my sense of poetry is directly tied to the poet.

    neil young - out on the weekend
    "See the lonely boy, out on the weekend
    Trying to make it pay.
    Can't relate to joy, he tries to speak and
    Can't begin to say."

    xiu xiu - nieces pieces
    "I can't wait till you realize mommy's heart is broken
    I can't wait to watch you grow up around the people who broke it"

    andrew wk - totally stupid
    "When we look into the future
    To the place we haven't gone
    See what we haven't done
    We have known it all along
    If we wait until tomorrow
    Will tomorrow ever come?
    This is where we're coming from
    And we're not the only ones"
  • JukeBoxHeroJukeBoxHero Headliner
    edited January 2009
    ClassicRockFanatic23;1847166 said:
    What are some of your favorite lines in rock? just have a little fun
    This is one of my favs.

    "Take 276, you know this use to be fun"-Success Story-The Who-John Entwistle-The Who by Numbers

    I also like in general the lyrics of For What its Worth. Awesome protest song.
    I need to check out Success Story, the bass line is played on 8 string Rickenbacker, something I definitely need to hear. I'll post some of my favorite tomorrow afternoon.
  • MronoCMronoC Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    Mountain Goats - Fall of the Star High School Running Back
    Selling acid was a bad idea,
    And selling it to a cop was a worse one.
    A new law said that seventeen year olds could do federal time,
    You were the first one.
  • Soror_YZBLSoror_YZBL Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    I'm a stream of naughts and crosses in your R.A.M. - Marillion, Hard as Love.
  • Silent_ScreamSilent_Scream Unsigned
    edited January 2009
    "All I wanted was a Pepsi, just one Pepsi but she wouldn't give it to me! Just a Pepsi" - Institutionalized by Suicidal Tendencies

    /thread
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited January 2009
    MronoC;1848561 said:
    Mountain Goats - Fall of the Star High School Running Back
    Selling acid was a bad idea,
    And selling it to a cop was a worse one.
    A new law said that seventeen year olds could do federal time,
    You were the first one.
    i held myself back in doing mountain goats and then here comes this guy! :p

    good pick, dude.
  • MronoCMronoC Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    afterstasis;1849052 said:
    i held myself back in doing mountain goats and then here comes this guy! :p

    good pick, dude.
    Apparently we're the only two people on the forum that listen to them, so I couldn't help but notice the lack of Mountain Goats on your setlist
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited January 2009
    MronoC;1849942 said:
    Apparently we're the only two people on the forum that listen to them, so I couldn't help but notice the lack of Mountain Goats on your setlist
    stay tuned for future announcements! ;)
  • RunesmithRunesmith Headliner
    edited January 2009
    My current favorite at the moment:

    A tear of petrol
    is in your eye
    The hand brake
    penetrates your thigh
    Quick, let's make love
    Before you die
    - The Normal's Warm Leatherette
  • MronoCMronoC Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    Okay, this is the last one from me by the Mountain Goats, because you could fill a whole thread with great John Darnielle lyrics.

    The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton
    When you punish a person for dreaming his dreams,
    Don't expect him to thank or forgive you,
    The best ever death metal band out of Denton
    Will in time both out pace and outlive you
    Hail Satan!

    Just had to post that one :D
  • Ryno1116Ryno1116 Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    "some might say, that they dont beleive in Heaven.
    Well tell that to the man who lives in Hell"

    Some Might Say by Oasis
  • Onslaught_feiOnslaught_fei Headliner
    edited January 2009
    There is deep prejudice in me
    Outshines all reasons inside
    Given dreams all ridden with pain
    And projected unto the lost
  • back_blowsback_blows Washed Up
    edited January 2009
    This is one of my favourite lines. It somehow attached itself to me when I was younger.
    Slayer-War Ensemble said:


    Sport the war, war support
    The sport is total war
    When victory's a massacre
    When victory is survival
    When this end is a slaughter
    The final swing is not a drill
    It's how many people I can kill
  • JukeBoxHeroJukeBoxHero Headliner
    edited January 2009
    Because he was human
    Because he had goodness
    Because he was moral
    They called him insane
    Delusions of grandeur
    Visions of splendor
    A manic depressive
    He walks in the rain

    Rush-Cinderella Man

    And you and I climb over the sea to the valley,
    And you and I reached out for reasons to call.

    Yes-And You and I

    Insecurity is merely your fear
    Of maybe the outside
    Hearing what you hear
    Don't let 'em see,
    Can't let 'em hear

    Atheist-Brains

    The rain is here and you, my dear,
    Are still my friend
    It's true the two of us are back as one again

    Foo Fighters-Up in Arms

    It's three o'clock in the morning
    And I'm on the streets again
    I disobeyed another warning
    I should have been in by ten

    Now I won't get out till Sunday
    I'll have to say I stayed with friends
    Oh But it's a habit worth forming
    If it means to justify the end

    'cause I'm dancing in the moonlight
    It's caught me in its spotlight
    It's alright, alright
    Dancing in the moonlight
    On this long hot summer night

    Thin Lizzy-Dancing in the Moonlight(Phil Lynott for the win)!

    It's overdue but at least I caught the thread this time. :o
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    FUX U BONO THIS IS A MUCH BETTER SONG ABOUT IRELAND/THE TROUBLES

    The Cranberries
    Zombie

    Another head hangs lowly,
    Child is slowly taken.
    And the violence caused such silence,
    Who are we mistaken?

    But you see, it's not me, it's not my family.
    In your head, in your head they are fighting,
    With their tanks and their bombs,
    And their bombs and their guns.
    In your head, in your head, they are crying...

    In your head, in your head,
    Zombie, zombie, zombie,
    Hey, hey, hey. What's in your head,
    In your head,
    Zombie, zombie, zombie?
    Hey, hey, hey, hey, oh, dou, dou, dou, dou, dou...

    Another mother's breakin',
    Heart is taking over.
    When the vi'lence causes silence,
    We must be mistaken.

    It's the same old theme since nineteen-sixteen.
    In your head, in your head they're still fighting,
    With their tanks and their bombs,
    And their bombs and their guns.
    In your head, in your head, they are dying...

    In your head, in your head,
    Zombie, zombie, zombie,
    Hey, hey, hey. What's in your head,
    In your head,
    Zombie, zombie, zombie?
    Hey, hey, hey, hey, oh, oh, oh,
    Oh, oh, oh, oh, hey, oh, ya, ya-a...
  • edited January 2009
    Take your time,
    Hurry up,
    Choice is yours,
    Dont be late.

    Come As you Are - Nirvana
  • xX_Sandman_XxxX_Sandman_Xx Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    Catcher In The Rye - Guns N' Roses

    When all is said and done
    We're not the only ones
    Who look at life this way
    That's what the old folks say
    But every time I see them
    Makes me wish I had a gun
    If I thought that I was crazy
    Well I guess I'd have more fun
    (Guess I'd have more fun)

    Oooh, the Catcher In The Rye Again
    Won't let ya get away from him
    (Tomorrow never comes)
    It's just another day...
    Like today

    You decide
    Cause I don't have to
    And then they'll find
    And I won't ask you
    At anytime
    Or long hereafter
    If the cold outside's
    As I'm imagining
    It to be
    Oh, no

    Lana nana na na na
    Lana nana na nana

    Ooh, the Catcher In The Rye Again
    Won't let ya get away from him
    (Tomorrow never comes)
    It's just another day...
    Like today

    When all is said and done
    We're not the only ones
    Who look at life this way
    That's what the young folks say
    But every time I see them
    Makes me wish I had a gun

    If I thought that I was crazy
    Well I guess I'd have more fun
    (Guess I'd have more fun)
    Cause what used to be's
    Not there for me
    And ought to for someone
    That belongs...
    Insane...
    Like I do

    Oh, no
    Not at all

    On an ordinary day
    Not in an ordinary way
    All at once the song I heard
    No longer would it play
    For anybody
    Or anyone
    That needed comfort from somebody
    Needed comfort from someone
    Who cared
    To be
    Not like you
    And unlike me

    And then the voices went away from me
    Somehow you set the wheels in motion
    That haunt our memories
    You were the instrument
    You were the one
    How a body
    Took the body
    You gave that boy a gun

    You took our innocence
    Beyond our stares
    Sometimes the only thing
    We counted on
    When no one else was there
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    I love the lyrics in this song, but my favorite lyrics in it are the ones I made red.
  • FleshofJesuFleshofJesu Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    Everyone spends some time on the cross, I just want to make sure it's not a total loss, so maybe I'll get tanned and lose some weight while I wait. - have a nice life

    your legs look so sexy out of context - pig destroyer
  • My name is FezMy name is Fez Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    Pretty much the entire set of lyrics to "Everlong" by Foo Fighters. I love the lyrics in that song.

    I'm also very partial to Iron & Wine's lyrics. Especially "Boy With a Coin" and "White Tooth Man"
    Iron & Wine said:
    A boy with a coin he found in the weeds
    With bullets and pages of trade magazines
    Close to a car that flipped on the turn
    When God left the ground to circle the world

    A girl with a bird she found in the snow
    Then flew up her gown and that’s how she knows
    If God made her eyes for crying at birth
    Then left the ground to circle the earth

    A boy with a coin he crammed in his jeans
    Then making a wish he tossed in the sea
    Walked to a town that all of us burn
    When God left the ground to circle the world
    Iron & Wine said:
    Said the plain clothes cop to the beauty queen
    “I’ve seen nothing but a spoke in a wheel”
    So she gave up her crown to a kid with a crutch
    And they both felt cheated after closing the deal
    And the white tooth man, I ran with him
    Got all cut up from pissing out in the weeds
    And a fight upstate with a broken blade
    And a wife whose finger never wanted a ring

    Said the plain clothes cop to the Indian chief
    “I’ve made nothing but an honest mistake”
    The postman cried while reading the mail
    And we all got trampled in the Christmas parade
    And the white tooth man who sold me a gun
    A map of Canaan and a government bond
    Said, “I love this town, but it ain’t the same”
    The ski mask ripped as he was putting it on

    Said the plain clothes cop to the holy ghost
    “I’ve heard nothing if it wasn’t the wind”
    And we all got sick on a strip club meal
    While the statehouse was frying all the witches again
    So the white tooth man with his kids in the car
    And a wad of money that was already spent
    Said, “I love my dog but she just ran away
    She’ll keep running like the world never ends”
  • s1yfoxs1yfox Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    " *GUH GUH GAH* Hello me!Meet the Real me!*GUH GUH GAH* "
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    My name is Fez;1874130 said:
    Pretty much the entire set of lyrics to "Everlong" by Foo Fighters. I love the lyrics in that song.

    I'm also very partial to Iron & Wine's lyrics. Especially "Boy With a Coin" and "White Tooth Man"
    I prefer the lyrics to Upwards Over the Mountain, but I agree with Iron & Wine massively.
  • gsmorgangsmorgan Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    Closing Time - Leonard Cohen

    Yeah I missed you since the place got wrecked
    By the winds of change and the weeds of sex
    looks like freedom but it feels like death
    it's something in between, I guess
    it's CLOSING TIME
  • elfreakoelfreako Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    So much for favourite line. Oh well...
  • gsmorgangsmorgan Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    elfreako;1876020 said:
    So much for favourite line. Oh well...
    Okay - I'll go back and edit.
  • Ryno1116Ryno1116 Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    o yeah another fav line

    EMPTY YO POCKETS!!!!
  • onduvalstonduvalst Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    Coffee is strong at the cafe du monde
    Donuts are too hot to touch
    Just like a fool, when those sweet goodies cool
    I eat til I eat way too much

    cause Im livin on things that excite me
    Be they pastry or lobster or love
    Im just tryin to get by bein quiet and shy
    In a world full of pushin and shove
  • My name is FezMy name is Fez Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    Lolicat;1875702 said:
    I prefer the lyrics to Upwards Over the Mountain, but I agree with Iron & Wine massively.
    Haven't heard that one yet, I don't think. Either that or I'm just not recognizing the name. *Skips off to go find lyrics*

    Wow. Yeah, I agree with that XD It actually brought me to tears.

    But Boy With a Coin and White Tooth Man are two of my favorite songs by him, so I will stick with those.

    But hey. And since someone complained about it being about favorite lines versus, you know, entire songs, I'll post two lines now =p
    Iron & Wine said:
    Mother, remember the night
    That the dog had her pups in the pantry?
    Blood on the floor and the fleas on their paws
    And you cried 'til the morning
    And another one that's more funny than any good
    Lil Jon, I think said:
    Snap yo' fingaz!!
    I find it hilarious because it suionds like he says "SNAP YO BAGELS!!" and I giggle madly every time.
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited January 2009
    ^ I hear "Snap YO Bibles"

    Lil' Jon wants us to snap our Bibles?
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    The best lyric ever is a Nick Cave lyric:

    With an ashtray as big as a... really f*cking big brick
    I knocked his head completely off
    O'Malley's Bar
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