Thursday, February 11, 2010

Great Song Lines

I've thought for a long time that it would be great to compile a list of great lines from songs. Every time I think of it I figure the best way to do so would be by creating a running list. But I can only ever remember one or two at a time and I never make the running list. So here's the few that I'm remembering right now and really like or get a good kick out of. I'm sure there are lots more. Please, share some of your own!

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"It just isn't fair, taking bullets for the team of bad poets"
- Ryan Adams, "City Rain, City Streets", Love is Hell

"I just had a secret meeting in the basement of my brain"
- The National, "Secret Meeting", Boxer

"Looking for a place to happen, making stops along the way"
- The Tragically Hip, "Looking for a Place to Happen", Fully Completely

"Should be working on my manners, but I'm working on my website, all you star-spangled scanners, trying to photocopy moonlight . . . . It's like a weird technological dream, watching buddies turning into machines, We never get our hands dirty, but paradise was never this clean"
- Joel Plaskett, "Lying on a Beach", La De Da

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"I don't want a battle from beginning to end, I don't want a cycle of recycled revenge, I don't want to follow death and all of his friends"
- Coldplay, "Death and All of his Friends", Viva la Vida

"And if you swear that there's no truth and who cares, how come you say it like you're right?"
- Bright Eyes, "We are Nowhere and Its Now", I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

"Hear it every Christmas time, but hope and history won't rhyme, so what's it worth"
- U2, "Peace on Earth", All That You Can't Leave Behind

4 comments:

Lorena Ferguson said...

"I turned up your TV and stomped on the floor just for fun"
- BNL, "The Old Apartment"

ok silly I know, but it was running through my head when I read this

Brett Gee 英 明 said...

I fought against the bottle,
But I had to do it drunk –
Took my diamond to the pawnshop –
But that don’t make it junk.

I know that I’m forgiven,
But I don’t know how I know
I don’t trust my inner feelings –
Inner feelings come and go.
- Leonard Cohen

I saw Leonard in Edmonton last May. He is 75 years old and he performed for over 3 hours. It was the best show I'd seen. I went away satisfied but later could think of at least 6 or 7 songs that he didn't perform.

Great blog topic idea.

Brett Gee 英 明 said...

Here's another one.

"Everyone gets dark and the worst part
Is the way those thoughts can please you."- Monsters of Folk.

Jon Coutts said...

Lorena: We used to have neighbours like that! ;)

Brett: I had a recent Bruce Cockburn awakening, and had a hunch that Leonard Cohen had to be next. You have now confirmed that suspicion. That first one is awesome.