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Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: January 12, 2021 03:13

Stones or other - are there any lines that, for you, are so perfect or powerful or quirky or revelatory that they make a song? A few for me:

Stones, Torn and Frayed - As long as the guitar plays it will steal your heart away...

Elvis Costello, Watching the Detectives: She was filing her nails while they were dragging the lake...

Elvis again, Indoor Fireworks: I’ll build a bonfire of my dreams and burn a broken effigy of me and you...

Tragically Hip, Bobcaygeon: It was in Bobcaygeon I saw the constellations reveal themselves one star at a time...

and Stones, LSTNT: You know I’m smiling baby!


Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: January 12, 2021 03:19

...ooh, and Amy Winehouse, Back To Black: We only said goodbye with words...


Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: January 12, 2021 03:41

Short and Curlies .... I get a low-down feelin' ...



ROCKMAN

Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: masseywinos ()
Date: January 12, 2021 03:48

Strange how people who suffer together have stronger connections than those who are most content

Song anyone?

Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: January 12, 2021 03:59

I love this from Undercover Of The Night: I'll be your girl said I-got-to-blow!

Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: mosthigh ()
Date: January 12, 2021 04:37

I'm a street walking cheetah with a heart full of napalm - Iggy Pop (Search & Destroy)

Animal game for me / you call it rain / but the human name / doesn't mean shit to a tree - Grace Slick (Eskimo Blue Day)

For you're a lazy stream / in which my thoughts could drown - David Bowie (Janine)

Her hair of floating sky is shimmering / glimmering in the sun - John Lennon (Julia)

Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: January 12, 2021 05:02

Well my heart’s in the Highlands wherever I roam, that’s where I’ll be when I get called home - Highlands, Bob Dylan

There is a rose that I want to live for, although God knows I may not have met her - The Call Up, The Clash/Joe Strummer

I been very tempted to grab it from the till, I been very hungry but not enough to kill - Somebody Got Murdered, The Clash/Mick Jones

Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes - Across the Universe, John Lennon

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Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: northof49 ()
Date: January 12, 2021 06:01

Bob Dylan - She Belongs to me.
You will start out standing/Proud to steal her anything she sees
But you will wind up peeking through her keyhole/Down upon your knees.

Joni Mitchell - Come in from the Cold.
Back in 1957/We had to dance a foot apart/And they hawk-eyed us from the sidelines
Holding their rulers without a heart.

Jackson Browne - These Days ( Written when he was just 16 yrs.)
These days I sit on corner stones/And count the time in quarter tones to ten my friend/Don't confront me with my failures/I had not forgotten them.

And on a somewhat lighter note...

Leonard Cohen - Closing Time
And my very sweet companion/She's the angel of compassion/She's rubbing half the world against her thigh.

Jagger - The Under Assistant West Coast Promo Man
Here comes the bus, uh oh/Uh, I thought I had a dime, where's my dime?

Re: Lyrics that grab you
Date: January 12, 2021 14:22

Time waits for no one.


Time waits for no one, no favors has he
Time waits for no one, and he won't wait for me



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2021-01-12 14:23 by TheflyingDutchman.

Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: Virgin Priest ()
Date: January 12, 2021 14:35

"I'm the plowman in the valley with a face full of mud"

Loving Cup

Whenever I hear that line, I feel connected to my childhood and farm life.

Priest

Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: January 12, 2021 15:14

"Only two things in life that make it worth living,
Guitars in tune good and firm feeling women"

- Luckenbach, Texas - Waylon and Willie


"I want to sleep beneath peaceful skies in my lover's bed,
With wide open country in my eyes and these romantic dreams in my head"

- No Surrender - Bruce Springsteen


"She got a mind of her own and she use it mighty fine"

Memory Motel - ?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2021-01-12 16:42 by Elmo Lewis.

Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: snorton ()
Date: January 12, 2021 15:30

The WHO - Daily Records.

They say it's just a stage in life,
but I know the problem is just a stage.

Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: dmay ()
Date: January 12, 2021 16:23

When she left me I went to hell and heaven was a drink of wine - Merle Haggard

Sometimes the pleasure's worth the pain - Marty Stuart (from The Pilgrim album which is superb - link below)

[www.youtube.com]

Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: January 12, 2021 19:41

But now she's gone forever, and this old house will never be the same without the love that we once knew - TheGrand Tour, George Jones

It's a wonderful time to be here, it's nice to be alive, wonderful people everywhere...the way they comb their hair - Beautiful World, DEVO

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Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: KSIE ()
Date: January 12, 2021 20:06

"Some people got no choice they can never find a voice that they can talk with and truly call their own, so the first thing that they see that allows them the right to be, why they follow it; it's called 'bad luck' " Lou Reed "Street Hassle" (my punctuation).



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Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: retired_dog ()
Date: January 12, 2021 20:19

Time can tear down a building or destroy a woman's face
Hours are like diamonds, don't let them waste

Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: masseywinos ()
Date: January 12, 2021 20:24

Ice Ice Baby

Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: January 12, 2021 21:46

Quote
northof49
Bob Dylan - She Belongs to me.
You will start out standing/Proud to steal her anything she sees
But you will wind up peeking through her keyhole/Down upon your knees.

Joni Mitchell - Come in from the Cold.
Back in 1957/We had to dance a foot apart/And they hawk-eyed us from the sidelines
Holding their rulers without a heart.

Jackson Browne - These Days ( Written when he was just 16 yrs.)
These days I sit on corner stones/And count the time in quarter tones to ten my friend/Don't confront me with my failures/I had not forgotten them.

And on a somewhat lighter note...

Leonard Cohen - Closing Time
And my very sweet companion/She's the angel of compassion/She's rubbing half the world against her thigh.

Jagger - The Under Assistant West Coast Promo Man
Here comes the bus, uh oh/Uh, I thought I had a dime, where's my dime?

Jackson Browne has a number of good examples. "Fountain Of Sorrow" and "The Pretender" to name 2 others.

Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: northof49 ()
Date: January 12, 2021 22:19

Quote
Elmo Lewis
Quote
northof49
Bob Dylan - She Belongs to me.
You will start out standing/Proud to steal her anything she sees
But you will wind up peeking through her keyhole/Down upon your knees.

Joni Mitchell - Come in from the Cold.
Back in 1957/We had to dance a foot apart/And they hawk-eyed us from the sidelines
Holding their rulers without a heart.

Jackson Browne - These Days ( Written when he was just 16 yrs.)
These days I sit on corner stones/And count the time in quarter tones to ten my friend/Don't confront me with my failures/I had not forgotten them.

And on a somewhat lighter note...

Leonard Cohen - Closing Time
And my very sweet companion/She's the angel of compassion/She's rubbing half the world against her thigh.

Jagger - The Under Assistant West Coast Promo Man
Here comes the bus, uh oh/Uh, I thought I had a dime, where's my dime?

Jackson Browne has a number of good examples. "Fountain Of Sorrow" and "The Pretender" to name 2 others.

For sure, wise beyond his years. Here's a few more that come to mind ranging from the tragic to just plain silly.

Graham Parker - You Can't be too Strong
Did they tear it out with talons of steel/And give you a shot, so that you wouldn't feel? And washed it away as if it wasn't real?

Zappa - Don't Eat the Yellow Snow
Watch out where the huskies go/And don't you eat that yellow snow!

Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: Nikkei ()
Date: January 12, 2021 23:09

judge and jury walk out hand in hand

Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: January 12, 2021 23:16

I was born in a cross-fire hurricane ....

...................... Jumpin' Jack Flash - Jagger/Richards



ROCKMAN

Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: Thommie ()
Date: January 12, 2021 23:26

John Lennon - Mother

Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: January 12, 2021 23:39

Everyday I get another dose, I can't stand it when the music stops - Hot Stuff, Stones

The sun is up, the sky is blue, it's beautiful and so are you - Dear Prudence, John Lennon

Beware of greedy leaders, they take you where you should not go - Beware of Darkness, George Harrison

Pussy power oh what a flower, I want to hold her close to me 'cause pussy power's pulling me ...down, down, down - Pussy Power, Iggy

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Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: January 12, 2021 23:50

Said my baby got a bed it shines like a morning star
And when I crawls in the middle it rides me like a Cadillac car


Blind Willie McTell - Scarey Day Blues



ROCKMAN

Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: thumbprint ()
Date: January 13, 2021 00:03

“Gettin’ high all the time hope you all are too”
Rock ‘n’ roll hoochie koo.

Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: jbwelda ()
Date: January 13, 2021 00:59

Thats what the Stones were famous and noted for back from around Satisfaction up to about Let It Bleed. LIB is where they got more serious about content instead of making fun of culture on stuff like Mothers Little Helper. Personally Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In the Shadows, 19th Nervous Breakdown, Mothers Little Helper and a few others from around then rank in the top flights of song writing in my book, cultural observation at its best.

jb

Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: Woody24 ()
Date: January 13, 2021 04:17

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
'Neath the halo of a streetlamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

SOUNDS OF SILENCE

And
It's a still life water color,
Of a now late afternoon,
As the sun shines through the curtain lace
And shadows wash the room.

THE DANGLING CONVERSATION - SIMON & GARFUNKEL


Doesn't have a point of view
Knows not where he's going to
Isn't he a bit like you and me?

NOWHERE MAN - BEATLES (LENNON)


I hear you talking when I'm on the street
Your mouth don't move but I can hear you speak

ROCKS OFF - ROLLING STONES


You were turning 'round to see who was behind you
And I took your childish laughter by surprise
And at the moment that my camera happened to find you
There was just a trace of sorrow in your eyes

FOUNTAIN OF SORROW - JACKSON BROWNE



We watch the shows, we watch the stars
On videos for hours and hours
We hardly need to use our ears
How music changes through the years

RADIO GA GA - QUEEN

"Take all the pain...It's yours anyway"

Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: Toru A ()
Date: January 13, 2021 04:22

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds!
Have no fear for atomic energy
'Cause none of them can stop the time

How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look?
Some say it's just a part of it
We've got to fulfill the book

Won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom?
'Cause all I ever have
Redemption songs
Redemption songs

Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: tommyturbo76 ()
Date: January 13, 2021 05:38

“I met a gin-soaked bar room queen in Memphis...”

I still think it is one of the best lyrics ever. In 10 words you are transported into another world Springsteen-style.

Re: Lyrics that grab you
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: January 13, 2021 15:15

Quote
Woody24
In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
'Neath the halo of a streetlamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

SOUNDS OF SILENCE

And
It's a still life water color,
Of a now late afternoon,
As the sun shines through the curtain lace
And shadows wash the room.

THE DANGLING CONVERSATION - SIMON & GARFUNKEL


Doesn't have a point of view
Knows not where he's going to
Isn't he a bit like you and me?

NOWHERE MAN - BEATLES (LENNON)


I hear you talking when I'm on the street
Your mouth don't move but I can hear you speak

ROCKS OFF - ROLLING STONES


You were turning 'round to see who was behind you
And I took your childish laughter by surprise
And at the moment that my camera happened to find you
There was just a trace of sorrow in your eyes

FOUNTAIN OF SORROW - JACKSON BROWNE



We watch the shows, we watch the stars
On videos for hours and hours
We hardly need to use our ears
How music changes through the years

RADIO GA GA - QUEEN

Also from "Fountain Of Sorrow" - I was taken by a photograph of you

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