Favorite Rock Lyrics

Here are some cool lyrics to some songs. My all-time favorite is the first one…I’ve used this one over and over whenever at work and in our world. I could have filled this up with Dylan lyrics but I wanted to spread the wealth.

The Who | Music legends, Music pics, Rock and roll

Meet the new boss/same as the old boss…The Who (No truer words have been spoken)

What isn't shown in The Beatles: Get Back — Class A drugs, Yoko baiting and  the dodgy accountant | Times2 | The Times

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

Chuck Berry: 20 Essential Songs - Rolling Stone

I saw her from the corner when she turned and doubled back
And started walking toward a coffee-colored Cadillac… Chuck Berry

Jimmy Webb on John Lennon's Lost Weekend, Frank Sinatra - Rolling Stone

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

How Peter Gabriel Conquered the World With 'So'

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

Grateful Dead - Wikipedia

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

Revolutions: Rolling Stones "Beggars Banquet" - YouTube

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

Johnny Cash photographer reveals truth behind San Quentin Prison shot

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

Bruce Springsteen – The Highlight Reel (1973-1975) – Pretty In Sync.

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

Why Hank Williams Won't Be Reinstated in the Grand Ole Opry - Rolling Stone

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

The Band Shares Previously-Unreleased "The Weight" From Royal Albert Hall,  1971 [Listen]

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

lynyrd skynyrd - one more time

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

Jimmy Buffett

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

Bob Dylan

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

Bob Seger

Wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then… Bob Seger


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

Ricky Nelson

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


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


Author: Badfinger (Max)

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

42 thoughts on “Favorite Rock Lyrics”

    1. Yea I don’t know if it was laziness or I thought I would treat it like a quote…. Which I ended up doing. There will be some googling today lol.


  1. Ah no truer words have been spoken about meet the new boss same as the ol boss. One of favourite lyricists was Bon Scott as he was very clever with this writing..like this one….

    “Ladders and snakes
    Ladders give, snakes take
    Rich man, poor man, beggar man thief
    You ain’t got a hope in hell, that’s my belief
    Fingers Freddy, Diamond Jim
    They’re getting ready, look out I’m coming in
    So spin that wheel, cut that pack
    And roll them loaded dice
    Bring on the dancin’ girls, and put the champaign on ice I’m goin’ in to sin city
    I’m gonna win in sin city
    Where the lights are bright
    Do the town tonight”

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  2. What I great topic for I post. And one, I should add, where I’d be extremely challenged.

    The truth is while I’ve come a long way since I started my music journey close to 50 years ago when I literally didn’t understand a word of English, to this day, I primarily pay attention to melody, sound, rhythm and singing. Oftentimes, lyrics come last.

    That said, one of my favorite lyrics of all time of course has to come from a Beatles song: The farther one travels/The less one knows/The less one really knows…

    So much wisdom in these words. They also perfectly describe my experience when it comes to music blogging!

    Another lyric I also really dig is by that other British band, is: I said I know it’s only rock ‘n’ roll but I like it/I said I know it’s only rock’n roll but I like it, like it, yes, I do…

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    1. That is a great lyric by George! I may have it in part II.
      Yea you had the language barrier to get over so I do see why that happened.
      I love that Stones lyric as well…I did have “The Sunshine Bores the Daylights out of Me”

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  3. Great idea and some great examples…. I wouldn’t have thought of the Peter Gabriel one from ‘Biko’ but it’s a fantastic example. It’s a wonderful topic, but there are so many to choose from! I might come up with my own list sometime.

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    1. Yea do that! I’m going to put out part 2 within a few weeks. Dave I honestly didn’t think people would be this much into it…so yea I loved making the post so I’ll do it again.

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  4. Good quotes and kickass pics, Max. “Whatever gets you through the night” is one I use a lot. There are so many good lines from songs you should be able to keep this going indefinitely.

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