Author Topic: Great single lines from lyrics  (Read 13256 times)

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #50 on: May 28, 2014, 08:45:08 am »
"It's only when you're trying to stay afloat that you find the cracks in yourself"
-Ruth Theodore, Psychosis & The Willow
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #51 on: June 02, 2014, 01:15:00 am »
"I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand" ~ Warren Zevon - 'Werewolves of London'

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.

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #52 on: June 02, 2014, 08:08:31 am »

"I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand" ~ Warren Zevon - 'Werewolves of London'

"A little old lady got mutilated late last night"
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Redlight

  • Enjoying life in the slow lane
Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2014, 07:48:36 pm »
Could pick any number of Joe Jackson lines (including that one), but for now...

I'd like to fight apartheid, I wish that I could fight the guy upstairs
Why should anybody steal a watch when they can steal a bicycle?

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #54 on: June 13, 2014, 08:47:32 am »
Stockard Channing held sway
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

microphonie

  • Tyke 2
Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #55 on: June 13, 2014, 02:30:28 pm »
OK, not all that great, but listening to Human League's Reproduction has reminded me of:

"'Dehumanisation' is such a big word - it's been around since Richard the Third"
Bingo! That's what I am, a saviour.
A sort of cocky version of Jesus.

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #56 on: June 13, 2014, 02:49:08 pm »
"my moral standing is lying down"

NIN - The Only Time from Pretty Hate Machine
Does not play well with others

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #57 on: June 16, 2014, 07:10:25 pm »
Billy Bragg: "A little black cloud in a dress".
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #58 on: June 16, 2014, 07:23:23 pm »
Boy, you'd best pray that I bleed real soon.
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.

Redlight

  • Enjoying life in the slow lane
Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #59 on: June 17, 2014, 09:10:35 pm »
I think a no, I mean a yes, but it's all wrong.
Why should anybody steal a watch when they can steal a bicycle?

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #60 on: June 27, 2014, 10:56:38 pm »
Invoice me and then your mother ~ "Panzer", Amplifier.

Even Marilyn Monroe was a man, but this tends to get overlooked by our Mother-fixated, overweight, sexist media ~ "Uncorrected Personality Traits", Robyn Hitchcock.

Wear the grudge like a crown of negativity ~ "The Grudge", Tool.
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Andrij

  • Андрій
  • Ερασιτεχνικός μισάνθρωπος
Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #61 on: July 18, 2014, 07:01:54 pm »
But in your trunk he left you some treasure - a pint of rye and a case of slim jims for your masticating pleasure.
'Friday the 13th', Royal Crown Revue
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Steph

  • Fast. Fast and bulbous. But fluffy.
Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #62 on: July 19, 2014, 10:00:26 am »
Every man's a captain; men know how to drown.
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #63 on: July 19, 2014, 11:20:52 am »
There was Della and a dealer and a dog named Jake
And a cat called Kalamazoo.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #64 on: July 19, 2014, 12:05:33 pm »
Good old Hoyt!  There's a lot of good lines in that song.  I'm trying to remember the title of his song that includes "Well, I never been to Spain, but I kinda like the music".  Do you know it?

Peter

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #65 on: July 19, 2014, 12:20:30 pm »
Pain looks good on other people - that's what they're for - Sisters of Mercy

Are my dreams your nightmares? i hope they all come true - Stone Roses

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #66 on: July 19, 2014, 11:51:55 pm »
Dictators, saviours, refugees........
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #67 on: July 20, 2014, 01:27:27 am »
"Being a bad boy ain't that bad - had me more dirty women than most men ever had..." AC/DC
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #68 on: July 23, 2014, 05:45:25 pm »
"You lack lust, you're so lacklustre"   Elvis Costello.

He's got sooo many more.
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citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #69 on: July 26, 2014, 03:16:18 am »
Because it came up on my ipod this evening...

"Why pamper life's complexities when the leather runs smooth on the passenger seat?"

Which is pure fucking poetry.

Then, of course, there's the ne plus ultra of bedroom angst lyricism:

"If a ten ton truck kills the both of us, to die by your side, well, the pleasure, the privilege is mine"
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #70 on: July 26, 2014, 03:17:46 am »
Billy Bragg: "A little black cloud in a dress".

"The temptation to take the precious things we have apart to see how they work must be resisted for they never fit together again"
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #71 on: July 26, 2014, 03:21:14 am »
"The pump don't work cos the vandals took the handle."

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows"

Which, of course, reminds me of:

"I get the news I need from the weather report" - which is surely the motto of any audaxer, right? [edit: I realise I have already mentioned this line upthread. But it's such a great line that it bears repeating]
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #72 on: August 19, 2014, 11:49:59 pm »
"You've got the horn so why don't you blow it" - Prince, Cream
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

TheLurker

  • Goes well with magnolia.
Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #73 on: August 23, 2014, 10:20:02 pm »
"It's wrong to wish on space hardware."

"Hearken to the barking of the dog fox, gone to ground."  But that might be two; difficult to tell.

"I'm broke and hungry, ragged and dirty too."  Very nearly an entire musical genre summed up in one line.
Τα πιο όμορφα ταξίδια γίνονται με τις δικές μας δυνάμεις - Φίλοι του Ποδήλατου

Re: Great single lines from lyrics
« Reply #74 on: October 24, 2014, 12:28:55 pm »
"Be my lover don't play no game, just play me John Coltrane."  Lucinda Williams - Righteously
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.