Author Topic: Great single lines from lyrics  (Read 12404 times)

Redlight

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #75 on: October 25, 2014, 08:55:11 pm »
Mr Costello again:

You might not be an old-fashioned girl but you're going to get dated
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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #76 on: May 22, 2016, 11:20:01 pm »
"Send lawyers, guns and money, the shit has hit the fan" - Warren Zevon.

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #77 on: May 23, 2016, 08:01:39 am »
This here's a zoo and the keeper aint you   -- Lou Reed   (I'm sick of you)

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #78 on: May 23, 2016, 08:21:33 am »
"Send lawyers, guns and money, the shit has hit the fan" - Warren Zevon.

beezer !

Redlight

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #79 on: May 23, 2016, 11:10:32 am »
Jesus and his lawyer are coming back

(Grammatically incorrect but still good)
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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #80 on: May 23, 2016, 11:36:54 am »
"my moral standing is lying down"

NIN - The Only Time from Pretty Hate Machine

I was about to post this one, but decided to read through the previous posts to see if I had already done so and then forgotten about the thread.  Turns out I hadn't!  ;D
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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #81 on: May 24, 2016, 09:46:46 am »
"I know that the cannibals wear smart suits and ties"
Midnight Oil - Sometimes
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T42

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #82 on: May 24, 2016, 10:28:36 am »
"Messieurs les Flamagands, je vous emmerde"

Jacques Brel, "Les F..."
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Torslanda

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #83 on: May 24, 2016, 12:36:59 pm »
'Tatterdemallion and a junketer, there's a thief and a dragonfly trumpeter, he's my hero'

Freddie at his most grandiose . . .
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

caerau

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #84 on: May 24, 2016, 12:57:30 pm »
How did you work out the lyrics to that song?  I've been listening to that since forever and always just la la through it....  :-D


That simply has to be the Fairy Feller's Masterstroke...




(google I suppose but who looks up songs you've been listening to before the internet existed)
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

Torslanda

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #85 on: May 24, 2016, 02:01:41 pm »
If you have the original 1974 vinyl the lyrics were printed on the inner sleeve.

That and a photographic memory . . .

<Casual aside> In last week's pub quiz the final music track was 'Brighton Rock' which I answered as soon as I heard the fairground organ.
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

caerau

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #86 on: May 24, 2016, 02:04:25 pm »
Well I've got the original vinyl (well an 80s reprint) and I do (iimssm) have a reasonably photographic memory - but then it's got to be about 30 years since I've looked at it to be fair.  I've always heard 'junketter' as 'drum guitar'  ::-)


I used to have just about every Queen track memorised for lyrics - except that one I guess  :-[
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

Torslanda

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #87 on: May 24, 2016, 02:09:06 pm »
Not to derail the topic but I used to be the biggest Queen fan.

When they quit working with Roy Thomas Baker I still bought all the albums - with the notable exception of 'Hot Space' - but most of what they made after 'A Day At The Races' was dire...
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

caerau

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #88 on: May 24, 2016, 02:13:47 pm »
I only got into them as a teenager in the 80s.  My brother bought The Works in '84 and I was hooked.  I spent many months trying to work out what that mad track they did years ago with the weird video was from my deepest childhood. It took a piss take on Radio 4s 'Radio-active' to reveal its title and from that moment I was *really* hooked. Bohemian Rhapsody was so memorable (apart the title apparently) that I remember it clearly as a 5 year old :D


I love Hot Space but it is an acquired taste for sure.


My love started to fade from the Miracle onwards personally.  Pretty obvious it was all an epitaph from that moment on although they still had their moments.


Hmm, an afternoon of office-bound marking is in the offing - *looks at iPhone and my Queen collection on it...*


I was very impressed with the last episode of Vinyl recently where they feature several songs from their eponymous album during the show  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #89 on: January 10, 2017, 03:03:41 am »
Grand pianos crash together when my boy walks down the street

(One of many from) The Magnetic Fields

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #90 on: January 10, 2017, 08:25:54 am »
How has this thread got this far without

"How can you lie there and think of England when you don't even know who's in the team"

 ???

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #91 on: January 10, 2017, 08:50:03 am »
"Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then." - Bob Seger, Against the Wind

Redlight

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #92 on: January 10, 2017, 10:26:51 am »
Dory Previn's response to an offer of a one night stand:

"By tomorrow you'll have come, and gone"
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T42

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #93 on: January 10, 2017, 01:21:59 pm »
If you haven't prepaid to use the steps you'll have to feckin' jump - Fascinating Aida.
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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #94 on: January 10, 2017, 01:54:20 pm »
"Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life" (Tom Lehrer - Bright College Days)
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

citoyen

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #95 on: January 10, 2017, 02:02:07 pm »
How has this thread got this far without

"How can you lie there and think of England when you don't even know who's in the team"

 ???

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=82467.msg1689123#msg1689123

HTH ;)

Looking back over the thread, there's quite a healthy dose of the big-nosed bard, which is gratifying.

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #96 on: January 10, 2017, 03:44:05 pm »
I blame  ctrl-F

Woofage

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #97 on: January 10, 2017, 05:30:03 pm »
She said "I know you and you cannot sing"
I said "That's nothing, you should hear me play piano"

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #98 on: January 21, 2017, 07:23:04 pm »
The Macc Lads "Boddies":

"You've got to get some ale inside thee, cause you're a f***ing twat"
Never tell me the odds.

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Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #99 on: January 21, 2017, 07:45:21 pm »
"can you tell me why, they make a good bowl of chilli at the jazz club, they play a good game of football in mucron"

Probaby two, or even three lines being strict about it.

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