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Redlight

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #125 on: 06 February, 2017, 10:25:23 pm »
Old men in stripey trousers rule the world with plastic smiles

Please put me out of my misery and tell me the source.

Nik Kershaw?
Why should anybody steal a watch when they can steal a bicycle?

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #126 on: 06 February, 2017, 10:37:28 pm »
Old men in stripey trousers rule the world with plastic smiles

Please put me out of my misery and tell me the source.

Nik Kershaw?

Correct - it's from "I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"

And to pre-empt Torslanda, yes, I am so very 80s...  :P
He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.

IanDG

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #127 on: 06 February, 2017, 10:44:39 pm »
'Times when the day is like a play by Sartre'

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #128 on: 07 February, 2017, 09:36:45 pm »
Hard to pick a line from Carter USM's finest song, but I'll go for:

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Butchered bakers, deaf and dumb waiters, Marble Arch criminals and clause 28'ers
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Redlight

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #129 on: 07 February, 2017, 10:17:51 pm »
'Times when the day is like a play by Sartre'
Crash Test Dummies?
Why should anybody steal a watch when they can steal a bicycle?

IanDG

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #130 on: 08 February, 2017, 02:26:34 am »
'Times when the day is like a play by Sartre'
Crash Test Dummies?

Yep - 'Afternoons and Coffespoons'

Pedaldog

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #131 on: 08 February, 2017, 04:41:36 am »
All you ever do is blabber and smoke - Captain Beefheart.

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #132 on: 08 February, 2017, 07:59:53 am »
Oh well, just give me an easy life and a peaceful death
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

IanDG

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #133 on: 08 February, 2017, 08:03:06 am »
"If you want my view on history, then there's something you should know
The three men I admire most are Curly, Larry, Mo"

(Sorry, it's two lines...)

Well, if you can quote 2-liners

Is when you're left alone with your memories
That hold your life together, like glue

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #134 on: 08 February, 2017, 11:50:26 am »
"Though I put you on a pedestal you put me on the pill"
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

IanDG

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #135 on: 08 February, 2017, 11:54:06 am »
"Though I put you on a pedestal you put me on the pill"

or Billy Bragg's lyric

'Tho I put you on a pedestal, They put you on the pill'

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #136 on: 08 February, 2017, 08:27:42 pm »
Since we're on the Bard of Barking:

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And there's you; a little black cloud in a dress
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

rr

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #137 on: 09 February, 2017, 12:26:39 am »
And I am the milkman of human kindness,
I will leave you an extra pont

IanDG

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #138 on: 09 February, 2017, 06:38:45 am »
With my own hands when I make love to your memory.

rr

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #139 on: 09 February, 2017, 07:23:40 am »
It's wrong to wish on space hardware

TheLurker

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #140 on: 09 February, 2017, 07:11:20 pm »
It's wrong to wish on space hardware
*cough* :)
Τα πιο όμορφα ταξίδια γίνονται με τις δικές μας δυνάμεις - Φίλοι του Ποδήλατου

rr

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #141 on: 09 February, 2017, 07:29:21 pm »

tiermat

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #142 on: 13 February, 2017, 01:14:31 pm »
Considering what I do for a living, one of my favourites has to be a simple one:

"I'm banned in DC"* - Bad Brains**

*Though, for work reasons I need to add a "the"
**I was reminded of these guys whilst reading "This is a Call", a book about Dave Grohl.
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

citoyen

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #143 on: 19 February, 2017, 08:07:10 am »
A propos of nothing, this one popped into my head this morning:

"If you ever wondered how you get triangles from a cow
You need butter, milk and cheese
And an equilateral chainsaw."
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

onb

  • Between jobs at present
Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #144 on: 22 February, 2017, 06:39:05 am »
" Tears arn't like the tide they never ebb just flow "
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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #145 on: 27 February, 2017, 09:48:26 pm »
There's an all-night chicken takeaway which is finger-lickin' closed
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #146 on: 28 February, 2017, 03:54:50 pm »
May be already upthread, but I have had an earworm of:

Bless my cotton socks, I'm in the news!

(Teardrop Explodes - Reward)
Getting there...

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #147 on: 28 February, 2017, 04:23:38 pm »
Oh no !   I'd always heard that as "Bless my cotton socks I'm in the nude."
Rust never sleeps

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #148 on: 01 March, 2017, 09:20:18 am »
Oh no !   I'd always heard that as "Bless my cotton socks I'm in the nude."

Not an entirely unreasonable assumption when it comes to Julian Cope.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #149 on: 02 March, 2017, 01:00:36 pm »
"You leave a ring around the basin
 When you wash your face in...
 In my sink"
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."