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Great lines in great songs
« on: October 05, 2019, 02:01:18 am »
Simon and Garfunkel

The Sound of Silence

"And the words of the profits were written on the subway walls and tenement halls"


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Re: Great lines in great songs
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2019, 04:28:49 am »
The Kingsmen

Louis Louis

“??? ???? ???? ????”


Re: Great lines in great songs
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2019, 08:04:16 am »
Simon and Garfunkel

The Sound of Silence

"And the words of the profits were written on the subway walls and tenement halls"

prophets?

The Strokes

Is This It

"Is this it?"


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Re: Great lines in great songs
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2019, 09:42:47 am »
Hoodoo - MUSE

And I've had recurring nightmares
That I was loved for who I am
And missed the opportunity
To be a better man

It's Alright, Ma - Bob Dylan (This whole song is a masterpiece)

Disillusioned words like bullets bark
As human gods aim for their mark
Made everything from toy guns that spark
To flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark
It's easy to see without looking too far
That not much is really sacred

While preachers preach of evil fates
Teachers teach that knowledge waits
Can lead to hundred-dollar plates
Goodness hides behind its gates
But even the president of the United States
Sometimes must have to stand naked

An' though the rules of the road have been lodged
It's only people's games that you got to dodge
And it's alright, Ma, I can make it

Advertising signs that con you
Into thinking you're the one
That can do what's never been done
That can win what's never been won
Meantime life outside goes on
All around you
« Last Edit: October 05, 2019, 09:45:43 am by CO2 »
The joys of fauxtherhood


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Re: Great lines in great songs
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2019, 10:24:14 am »
"If you can't decide, what's on your mind, it's clear"

Starla

Smashing Pumpkins


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Re: Great lines in great songs
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2019, 03:29:02 pm »
Simon and Garfunkel

The Sound of Silence

"And the words of the profits were written on the subway walls and tenement halls"
"Sounds" (originally) and "Prophets"

S&G:
Gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen, silent shroud of snow

Cat Stevens:
From the moment I could talk
I was ordered to listen

David Bowie:
I watch the ripples change their size
but never leave the stream

and:
They pulled in just behind the bridge
He lays her down, he frowns
Gee my life's a funny thing, am I still too young?
He kissed her then and there
She took his ring, took his babies
It took him minutes, took her nowhere
Heaven knows, she'd have taken anything, but

I'll stop now


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Re: Great lines in great songs
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2019, 04:14:36 pm »
Anything by Leonard Cohen.


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Re: Great lines in great songs
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2019, 04:14:30 am »
"I want your sex" by George Michael from the hit song of that name.

It introduced a new phrase into the English language that helped this then teenager get laid numerous times by playfully repeating it.


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Re: Great lines in great songs
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2019, 11:16:00 am »
Manic Street Preachers
...The future teaches you to be alone
The present to be afraid and cold
And if you tolerate this then your children will be next...


Tea Party
I never wanted to be a simple man
I'd rather live all my day as a lion
Than a thousand as a lamb
I only wanted to see
What would happen to me
If i followed the road
That leads to the palace we all seek


Nightwish
Kiss while your lips are still red
While there's still silence
Rest while bosom is still untouched, unveiled
Hold another hand while the hand's still without a tool
Drown into eyes while they're still blind
Love while the night still hides the withering dawn

...
...
...
... and of course:
...
...
Offspring
You stupid dumb **** god **** mother ******!

 :smiley:




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Re: Great lines in great songs
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2019, 11:41:44 am »
Manic Street Preachers
...The future teaches you to be alone
The present to be afraid and cold
And if you tolerate this then your children will be next...

So if I can shoot rabbits, then I can shoot fascists.

MSP responsible for Anitfa violence confirmed.

But seriously, this song has so many good quotes.

Gravity keeps my head down
Or is it maybe shame
At being so young and being so vain


And my favourite

And on the street tonight, An old man plays
with newspaper cuttings of his glory days
The joys of fauxtherhood


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Re: Great lines in great songs
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2019, 11:53:10 am »
And my favourite:

And on the street tonight, An old man plays
with newspaper cuttings of his glory days

   Yeah, that's also a fantastic line: always makes me a bit sad.
   Puts me in mind of the poor dude from "Even Flow".  :sad:


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Re: Great lines in great songs
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2019, 11:11:56 am »
Manic Street Preachers
...The future teaches you to be alone
The present to be afraid and cold
And if you tolerate this then your children will be next...

So if I can shoot rabbits, then I can shoot fascists.

MSP responsible for Anitfa violence confirmed.

But seriously, this song has so many good quotes.

Gravity keeps my head down
Or is it maybe shame
At being so young and being so vain


And my favourite

And on the street tonight, An old man plays
with newspaper cuttings of his glory days


Not familiar with this group but that is a most seriously wicked line.


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Re: Great lines in great songs
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2019, 11:47:58 am »
Not familiar with this group but that is a most seriously wicked line.
Great political rock band, they are hard to define but it's punk metal rock?

Everything Must Go (1996) is their most accessible album. Bit lighter, more melodic.
BEST TRACKS: Australia, A Design For Life, No Surface All Feeling


Generation  Terrorists (1992) is their debut and is like a punk version of an 80s hard rock album? haha
BEST TRACKS: You Love Us, Love's Sweet Exile (insane guitar work), Motorcycle Emptiness (Barn Burner Ballad)  and Condemned to Rock N Roll (Hard AF)

The Holy Bible (1994): One of the darkest albums ever made. This is the last album with songwriter Richey Edwards, who disapperead shortly after. (They found his car near a bridge that is infamous for suicide. He has never been found. The band still send 1/4 of all album sales to his widow).
Best Tracks: Revol, Faster, Ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayit'sworldwouldfallapart

The track we are talking about is from This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours. The Everlasting is another great song from that album.  At Canadian Karaoke machines, it's the only MSP song on the machine so I've sung it dozens of times, hahaha
The joys of fauxtherhood


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Re: Great lines in great songs
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2019, 12:11:08 pm »
LIC: And the words of the profits were written on the subway walls and tenement halls"

Maybe Spirit of Radio by Rush was playing in your head.

Let fury have the hour, anger can be power, you know that you can use it? My all-time favourite band, The Clash.

Like a drunk in a midnight choir.  Leonard Cohen. Just simple and concise imagery. 


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Re: Great lines in great songs
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2019, 12:35:31 pm »
LIC: And the words of the profits were written on the subway walls and tenement halls"

Maybe Spirit of Radio by Rush was playing in your head.

Let fury have the hour, anger can be power, you know that you can use it? My all-time favourite band, The Clash.

Like a drunk in a midnight choir.  Leonard Cohen. Just simple and concise imagery. 

Yes, I have been a RUSH fan since the beginning. Neil borrowed that line from Simon and Garfunkel and changed it a bit to:

And the words of the prophets were written on the studio walls and concert halls.

RUSH are the 2nd best band to ever come out of the Great White North. The Guess Who are #1.

Extra special mention for The Tragically Hip: Little Bones

"Nothing's dead down here
It's just a little tired"

It's exactly how I feel most days these days.................


Re: Great lines in great songs
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2019, 01:03:05 pm »
'Love, love is a verb, love is a doing word'

'Fool enough to almost be it, cool enough to not quite see it'


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Re: Great lines in great songs
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2019, 02:24:26 pm »
LIC: And the words of the profits were written on the subway walls and tenement halls"

Maybe Spirit of Radio by Rush was playing in your head.

Let fury have the hour, anger can be power, you know that you can use it? My all-time favourite band, The Clash.

Like a drunk in a midnight choir.  Leonard Cohen. Just simple and concise imagery. 

Yes, I have been a RUSH fan since the beginning. Neil borrowed that line from Simon and Garfunkel and changed it a bit to:

And the words of the prophets were written on the studio walls and concert halls.

RUSH are the 2nd best band to ever come out of the Great White North. The Guess Who are #1.

Extra special mention for The Tragically Hip: Little Bones

"Nothing's dead down here
It's just a little tired"

It's exactly how I feel most days these days.................

Neil did write it as profits in that instance being about the transformation of FM radio into a formatted more commercial enterprise:

Also included in the song is a tip of the cap to Simon And Garfunkel’s 60. classic The Sound Of Silence: “_‘_The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls, and tenement halls/And whispered in the sounds of silence’ became ‘The words of the profits are written on the studio wall, concert hall/Echoes with the sounds of salesmen.’ Just a play on words – Neil being a little clever,” Lifeson says.


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Re: Great lines in great songs
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2019, 10:11:08 am »
OnNut81...nice!


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Re: Great lines in great songs
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2019, 11:42:17 am »
"Used to call me funny when my nose was ****** runny
Now my fuckin' bunnies gettin' fuckin' Matchbox 20 money:

Kid Rock, Devil Without a Cause


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Re: Great lines in great songs
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2019, 06:45:31 pm »

When I think back of all the crap I learned in high school
It's a wonder I can think at all

Paul Simon: Kodachrome