Wednesday, January 09, 2008

I like the way your sparkling earrings lay, against your skin so brown

OK, put on your musical thinking caps and tell me what is, in your opinion, the greatest lyrical line ever written. And if not the greatest, then a pretty damn good one. Multiple answers encouraged.

I'll wait here.


At 3:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I met a girl at the Rainbow Bar
She asked me if I'd beat her
I took her back to the Hyatt House...

I don't wanna talk about it..."

Warren Zevon.
Lately I've been listening a lot to Little Feat, who note:

There's a fat man
In the bathtub
With the blues...


At 3:12 PM , Anonymous Boo Augustus said...

"Why don't we get drunk and screw . . ."

from, Why Don't We Get Drunk
as sung by Jimmy Buffet

At 3:44 PM , Anonymous insomniac said...

also w.z., for sheer alliteration:

"little old lady got mutilated late last night" from 'werewolves of london'

At 9:43 PM , Anonymous punky said...

and ...

"God have mercy on the man, who doubts what he's sure of" ~ Springsteen (at the end of Brilliant Disguise ... it gives me chills)

At 9:46 PM , Anonymous punky said...

"there is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night and if you go no one may follow, that path is for your steps alone" ~ Grateful Dead "Ripple"

At 9:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"she wore a pearl necklace"?

At 10:01 PM , Anonymous punky (again) said...

"doesn't mean that much to me to mean that much to you" Neil Young

At 9:19 AM , Blogger Leetie said...

...Anna Nicole's mama said that I don't wanna see Anna fall down again
And the wizard
On Aleve, a Gump I know
I said I don't want a whale in a box or a bag
Can you see dems?
Out on the porch
Potato wave

At 9:29 AM , Blogger Leetie said...

(ok, seriously now... this one always kills me)

One November
Spawned a monster
In the shape of this child
Who must remain
A hostage to kindness
And the wheels underneath her
A hostage to kindness
And the wheels underneath her

A symbol of where mad, mad lovers
Must pause and draw the line.

At 12:46 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"take a look at my life
I'm a lot like you
I need someone to love me
the whole day through
Ah, one look in my eyes
and you can tell that's true." Neil Young

At 8:46 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"in the clearing stands a boxer,
a fighter by his trade,
and he carries the reminder
of every glove that laid him down
or cut him 'til he cried out,
in his anger and his shame,

'i am leaving, i am leaving
but the fighter still remains'"

- simon and garfunkel, the boxer

"i downshifted as i pulled into the driveway,
the motor screaming out stuck in second gear,
the scene ended badly, as you might imagine,
in a calvacade of anger and fear...

i am gonna make it, through this year, if it kills me.

- mountain goats, this year

ps - i snagged yr simmons ;) thanks, i havent laughed that hard too long

At 10:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're on your own in this life, the days and nights are long,
When you think you've had too much of this life to hang on

Well, everybody hurts sometimes,
Everybody cries. And everybody hurts sometimes
And everybody hurts sometimes. So, hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Everybody hurts. You are not alone

- REM "Everybody Hurts"


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