Favorite Lines from Songs

Sometimes lyrics will hook you into a song more than even the melody…here are a few I like.

I wasn’t looking too good but I was feeling real well… Rolling Stones

Meet the new Boss/same as the old boss…The Who

The sunshine bores the daylights out of me… Rolling Stones

We learned more from a three-minute record, baby/Than we ever learned in school…Bruce Springsteen

I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together… Beatles

She knows there’s no success like failure and that failure’s no success at all… Bob Dylan

The silence of a falling star lights up a purple sky… Hank Williams SR

Because celluloid heroes never feel any pain and celluloid heroes never really die… Kinks

Yes, I wish that for just one time/You could stand inside my shoes/You’d know what a drag it is to see you… Bob Dylan

But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die… Johnny Cash

I hid in the mother breast of the crowd,/when they said “pull down” I pulled up… Bruce Springsteen

We always did feel the same/We just saw it from a different point of view…Bob Dylan

In Jersey, anything’s legal, as long as you don’t get caught… The Traveling Wilburys

Shake the hand that shook the hand of P.T. Barnum and Charlie Chan… Grateful Dead

Shammy cleaning all the windows singing songs about Edith Piaf’s soul… Van Morrison

I shouted out,”Who killed the Kennedys?” when after all It was you and me…Rolling Stones

Measuring a summer’s day/ I only finds it slips away to grey/ The hours, they bring me pain…Led Zeppelin

I just spent 60 days in the jailhouse/for the crime of having no dough…The Band

You see, ya can’t please everyone, so ya got to please yourself…Ricky Nelson

Hello darkness, my old friend I’ve come to talk with you again…Paul Simon

I drank enough whiskey to float a battleship around… Lynyrd Skynyrd

I blew out my flip-flop stepped on a pop-top/cut my heel had to cruise on back home… Jimmy Buffet

And in the end,the love you take is equal to the love you make…The Beatles





Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

8 thoughts on “Favorite Lines from Songs”

  1. I saw her from the corner when she turned and doubled back
    And started walkin toward a coffee colored Cadillac– Chuck Berry

    And I need you more than want you,
    And I want you for all time– Jimmy Webb

    You can blow out a candle but you can’t blow out a fire- Peter Gabriel.

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    1. Those are great… Coffee colored Cadillac…what a description!
      My favorite has always been Meet the new Boss/same as the old boss… because it has a ring of truth to it.

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      1. I don’t know how many times I have said that line from The Who– when a new principal would take over or a new superintendent. It was usually true. .. great line indeed!!

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  2. “Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose
    And nothin’ ain’t worth nothin’ but it’s free.” Me and Bobby McGee, Kris Kristofferson
    “I met her in a club down in North Soho
    Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry cola
    C-O-L-A cola” Lola, Ray Davies
    GREAT POST!! (Yes, I’m shouting.)

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