Author Topic: Great single lines from lyrics  (Read 11777 times)

Pedaldog

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #150 on: March 03, 2017, 06:43:22 am »
"From the first 12 inch I made to the colour of my underwear"
Beautiful South - Song for whoever.

fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #151 on: March 03, 2017, 08:27:03 am »
"I spill my tea- oh silly me"
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clarion

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #152 on: March 03, 2017, 10:22:17 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.
Indeed

And, sorry, Hatler :(
Getting there...

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #153 on: March 03, 2017, 12:33:17 pm »
"I spill my tea- oh silly me"
"You drink your coffee, I sip my tea"

"Or will you just politely say good night"

Theme tune to my youth.

fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #154 on: March 03, 2017, 12:59:25 pm »
I have tickets for her gig tonight. Really looking forward to it :thumbsup:
Quote from: tatanab
The mark of a true cyclist - prepared to try anything on offer

If it ain't bad for you it ain't worth doing

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #155 on: March 04, 2017, 09:28:32 pm »
I have tickets for her gig tonight. Really looking forward to it :thumbsup:

That's a rubbish line, fuzzy ;D

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #156 on: March 04, 2017, 09:31:02 pm »
I beat myself off when I sleep on your futon.

(from Religious Songs by Withered Hand)

citoyen

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #157 on: March 08, 2017, 09:30:18 pm »
Just heard on the radio...

"Husker Du-Du-Du, Captain Beefheart, ELO
Chris De Burgh, Sun Ra, Del Amitri, John Coltrane"

T42

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #158 on: March 09, 2017, 08:53:18 am »
Reminds me of:

"Disparus Brian Jones, Jim Morrison, Eddy Cochran, Buddy Holly,
idem Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin, T.Rex, Elvis"

- Serge Gainsbourg, sung by Jane Birkin
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #159 on: March 09, 2017, 10:04:27 am »
Which in turn reminds me of:

Quote
And you wish you could be Brian Jones
But now he's just a heap of bones
That's one better than you, you're a loser

Trash ~ Robyn Hitchcock
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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #160 on: March 09, 2017, 12:42:01 pm »
Just heard on the radio...

"Husker Du-Du-Du, Captain Beefheart, ELO
Chris De Burgh, Sun Ra, Del Amitri, John Coltrane"

Reminds me of the excellent "Righteously" by Lucinda Williams

Flirt with me don't keep hurtin' me
Don't cause me pain
Be my lover don't play no game
Just play me John Coltrane

https://youtu.be/H4jliHBepyk
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

citoyen

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Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #161 on: March 13, 2017, 08:23:30 am »
'And the christening party arsehole who hitherto had blurred / my conception of man as nature's final word / was fleeing from the lava, his satnav pleading thus: / "I'm not from round here, mate, you should have caught the bus"'

Best song about the apocalypse ever.

'Your charmless associates' is a beautiful putdown too.

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #162 on: March 23, 2017, 09:34:14 pm »
I was listening to The Bluetones' first album for the first time in ages.  Some of their lyrics are poetry.

"Time rolls along and teaches us nothing"

"You've walked between the raindrops for far too long"

"Everything she had, she handed to you, and what she didn't give you, you stole"

Never tell me the odds.

fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #163 on: March 24, 2017, 01:56:08 pm »
"I am not in love.... but I'm open to persuasion"
Quote from: tatanab
The mark of a true cyclist - prepared to try anything on offer

If it ain't bad for you it ain't worth doing

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #164 on: April 06, 2017, 04:46:38 pm »
"And the man in the suit has just bought a new car from the profit he's made on your dreams"

Traffic - The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #165 on: April 06, 2017, 06:20:26 pm »
Forgiven the fact it is two lines for and because it is a contender for best title ever. And Steve Winwood.

Sometimes the only quarters between you and a rainstorm are the quarters of the moon.


Might be two lines, too, Working Week.

Steph

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #166 on: April 13, 2017, 08:33:18 pm »
"I'm your friend until you need me, and then be sure I won't be there"

RT, Great Valerio.
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IanDG

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #167 on: April 14, 2017, 12:35:14 am »
'The smell of the bakery from across the street got in my nose'

T42

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #168 on: April 14, 2017, 08:14:42 am »
"Its very own breath/Of brandy and death" - Cohen the Terpsichorean
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.