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Favourite line from a song

Discussion in 'music' started by Martin hifi, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Martin hifi

    Martin hifi Well-Known Member

    Whats your favourite lines .

    one of mine is Elvis Costello . i don't want to go to chelsea.
    Line: They call her Natasha but she looks like Elsie .

    always makes me smile
  2. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs frequently wrong.

    "guilty feet have got no rhythm"

    George Michael/Careless Whisper
  3. julifriend

    julifriend pfm Member

    I've always liked the verse from 'A New England' by Billy Bragg, 'I saw two shooting stars last night, I wished on them but they were only satellites. It's wrong to wish on space hardware, I wish I wish I wish I cared'.

    And also from 'Annie. I'm Not Your Daddy' by Kid Creole and The Coconuts. 'If I was in your blood, you wouldn't be so ugly'.
  4. formbypc

    formbypc pfm Member

    Manhattan - Rodgers & Hart, first few lines ...

    Summer journeys to Niagara
    And to other places aggra-
    vate all our cares
    We'll save our fares

    I've a cozy little flat in
    What is known as old Manhattan
    We'll settle down
    Right here in town
  5. gassor

    gassor "There may be more posts after this."

    Not just one but a few starting with Burt Bacharach

    And some from Hank

    And even the Rodmeister

  6. Ian M

    Ian M pfm Member

    Mine has aways been

    "Knights of the green shield stamp and shout"
  7. formbypc

    formbypc pfm Member

    "Pretty Women out walking with gorillas down my street,
    From my window I'm watching while my coffee goes cold ..."

    Joe Jackson, 'Is She Really Going Out With Him?'

    "Aw, hello, get me missing persons (they say)
    What is it that you need?
    I said, Whoa, Whoa, I need her so (they say)
    You've got to stop your crying so"

    Little Feat, 'Long Distance Love'
  8. dss

    dss Musical Bons

    I don't know the artist or song is it, but there was a punk rock ditty with the refrain

    "I don't care, I don't care, I got long hair and I don't care"

    Which I like.

    Could be by AYLTP or someone like that.

  9. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Can you hear Talvin Singh?

    'There is nothing better in life
    Than writing on the sole of your slipper with a biro'

    HMHB: 'The Best Things In Life'
  10. Rasher

    Rasher Quadrophenia land

    Red ribbons hang in a Tennessee square
    Old people laughing and singing and dancing down there
    I'd like to join 'em, but I got no money to spare
    So I sit here and watch from the porch
    Drinkin whiskey in granddaddy's chair

    Ryan Adams really is a rare genius

    Laura lays on the foot of bed, mimics the news with the telephone cord
    Doctor's on the phone, then she hangs up and says; "I ain't never gonna see the winter again"
    And I don't know how, but she smiles
  11. formbypc

    formbypc pfm Member

    "Well I can saw a woman in two.
    But you won't want to look in the box when I do"

    For My Next Trick I'll Need A Volunteer, Warren Zevon
  12. Gaius

    Gaius Trade: Stiletto by Tangerine

    I do like him, I was playing him earlier, very dark, like the anti John Denver.

    Superb song writer greatly missed.
  13. PsB

    PsB Citizen of Nowhere™

    "A mes yeux elle est nickel à mes doigts je peux pas dire"
    (rough translation: to my eyes she's fab, to my fingers I can't tell).

    From Alain Bashung's song Martine Boude (opening line: "Martine me dit je veux pas qu'on m'aime mais je veux quand même") on the album Play & Blessures that contains quite a few other little gems.
  14. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    One of my faves too.
  15. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    People will always be tempted to wipe their feet
    On anything with 'welcome' written on it

    --XTC "Snowman"
  16. Yveski

    Yveski In the sky......

    Two great lines:
    "Send lawyers, guns and money!"
    "Smash it up"
  17. darrenyeats

    darrenyeats pfm Member

    of years in the future
    there could be computers
    looking for life
    on Earth

    Coldplay (Twisted Logic).
  18. chainrule

    chainrule gordon

    the girl with the wandering eye came wandering by - fruit bats
  19. formbypc

    formbypc pfm Member

    I pasted this from a lyric site, but isn't it -

    "Well I can saw a woman in two.
    But you won't want to look in the box when I'm through"

  20. Bill Colledge

    Bill Colledge pfm Member

    "I used to be a five stone weakling, now I,me two separate gorillas"

    Bonzos, Mr Apollo

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