Favorite Rock Lyrics 2

Everyone seemed to like the first one so I thought I would bring it back. I did list many of the lyrics that you suggested in the comments on the other post…SO… this post was written by all of us…and uh…the ones that actually wrote the songs!

Bob Dylan

Sometimes my burden is more than I can bear, it’s not dark yet but it’s gettin’ there... Bob Dylan

Rolling Stones

The sunshine bores the daylights out of me…Rolling Stones


I asked Bobby Dylan, I asked The Beatles, I asked Timothy Leary, but he couldn’t help me either, they called me the Seeker…The Who

Grateful Dead

Cows are giving kerosene, the kid can’t read at seventeen, the words he knows are all obscene, but it’s alright… The Grateful Dead


You take what you need and you leave the rest, but they should never have taken the very best… The Band


Wild thing you make my heart sing you make everything groovy… The Troggs


There were ghosts in the eyes of all the boys you sent away… Bruce Springsteen


Rich man, poor man, beggar man thief you ain’t got a hope in hell, that’s my belief… ACDC

Beatles - Rocky Raccoon

The farther one travels the less one knows the less one really knows …The Beatles

Leonard Cohen

My friends are gone and my hair is grey I ache in places I used to play …Leonard Cohen

John Lennon

Whatever gets you through the night … John Lennon


God, what a mess, on the ladder of success Where you take one step and miss the whole first rung …The Replacements

Led Zeppelin 1976

Oh, let the sun beat down upon my face and stars fill my dream I’m a traveler of both time and space… Led Zeppelin


Girls will be boys and boys will be girls, It’s a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world, except for Lola La-la-la-la LolaThe Kinks


She keeps her Moet et Chandon in her pretty cabinet “Let them eat cake”, she says just like Marie AntoinetteQueen

van morrison almost independence day

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

neil young after the goldrush

You can’t be twenty on Sugar Mountain though you’re thinking that you’re leaving there too soon… Neil Young

Simon and Garfunkel concert Ohio University 10-29-1968

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


Author: Badfinger (Max)

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

39 thoughts on “Favorite Rock Lyrics 2”

  1. another good list for an excellent topic! I should look at more Lz lyrics… some of them are quite interesting and certainly use words well, but I’ve seldom really carefully examined some of it. As for the Grateful Dead, same song ‘and a touch of gray, kind of suits you anyway…’ have always figured that should be my motto since my hair stopped being all-dark brown maybe a decade back!

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    1. Oh a girlfriend started to find gray hairs on me while I was 18 or so…by 30 I was almost all salt and pepper. I would dye my hair at 25 lol.
      I like these posts a lot…I have one almost ready to go for next time…they are a lot of fun.

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  2. Great topic Max. I’ll throw in one of my faves;
    ‘Then one night in the lobby of the Commodore Hotel
    I chanced to meet a bartender who said he knew her well,
    And as he handed me a drink he began to hum a song
    And all the boys along the bar began to sing along.’
    Sleazy poetical genius!

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    1. Sleazy is good at times! I had to look this one up…I knew the Cohen one but this one had me stumped. Awesome. I love the song…what a talented band.

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  3. So here I am minding my own business doing a little work out listening to a recommendation by deKE, Ace Frehley ‘Origins’ and what does he bust out with? You guessed it ‘Wild Thing’. Ace brings the subtle touches to song. Finding the deeper meaning. Going beyond the beyond.

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    1. You can’t go wrong with Deke. He made me an honorary Canadian…don’t know if that counts…but it works for me!
      That lyric is straight to the point.

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      1. I don’t know if you will hear it CB…but Ace reminds me of Keith Richards…a sloppy…and I mean that in the best way…guitar player who is most always dead on and he makes it exciting.

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  4. Being a considerable stick in the mud I was obsessed in my teens with singing :
    “Shule, shule, shule-a-roo,
    Shule-a-rak-shak, shule-a-ba-ba-coo.
    When I saw my Sally Babby Beal,
    come bibble in the boo shy Lorey.”
    It saved having to think.

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  5. Lot of good ones here. I’m not much of a Bob Dylan or Bruce Springsteen fan but I pretty much like every other song especially Kinks. I don’t know many Grateful Dead songs either. Only the really famous ones.

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    1. The Dead had more great lyrics than I thought at first. I am a late bloomer to them. I read a couple of books and started to get into them more. Yea I love the Kinks…a very overlooked band. I’ve said it before…they belong with the Beatles, Who, and Stones.


  6. …You are like a hurricane/There’s calm in your eye/And I’m gettin’ blown away…

    With Neil Young turning 77 today, (I guess now you could say he’s an old man!) I thought this was a good one to throw in.

    Or how about

    …Keep on rockin’ in the free world/Keep on rockin’ in the free world/Keep on rockin’ in the free world/Keep on rockin’ in the free world…

    It’s not exactly Shakespeare, but I like the motto!

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    1. I met CB and you around the same time which is pretty cool. Do you agree about Ace? I always thought he sounded a little like Keith…and that is a high compliment

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      1. Since Max is now an honorary Canuck I will give him some of my favorite lyrics that never fail to move the Canadian in me. ‘Acadian Driftwood’ “Set my compass north, I got winter in my blood’. This was sung by another “honorary Canadian” Levon Helm.

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      2. I think Gene and Paul recognized at one point how important his sound was to KISS. It was incredibly important.


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