Favorite Rock Lyrics 3

I again took all of your suggestions and now we have a post that we made together. Thank you for all of the suggestions. I usually don’t repeat artists on one post but we had 3 Neil Young requests…I used two and the other one will be on the next.

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Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose, And nothin’ ain’t worth nothin’ but it’s free Janis Joplin/Kris Kristofferson

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Met myself a coming county welfare line, I was feeling strung out, Hung out on the line…Creedence Clearwater Revival

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He’d end up blowing all his wages for the week / All for a cuddle and a peck on the cheek…Kinks

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Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see…The Beatles

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As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes. And say, Do you want to make a deal?…Bob Dylan

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Set my compass north, I got winter in my bloodThe Band

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And the sign said, The words of the prophets, are written on the subway walls, and tenement halls… Simon and Garfunkel

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They say that Cain caught Abel rolling loaded dice,
ace of spades behind his ear and him not thinking twice…Grateful Dead

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When I said that I was lying, I might have been lyingElvis Costello
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Though nothing will keep us together/We can be heroes/Just for one day…David Bowie

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It’s a town full of losers, I’m pulling out of here to win…Bruce Springsteen

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The motor cooled down, the heat went down, and that’s when I heard that highway sound…Chuck Berry

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We were the first band to vomit at the bar, and find the distance to the stage too far…The Who

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Shule, shule, shule-a-roo, Shule-a-rak-shak, shule-a-ba-ba-cooWhen I saw my Sally Babby Beal, Come bibble in the boo shy Lorey… Peter, Paul, and Mary

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But then one night at 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 there, at the bar, began to sing along…Little Feat

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 But me I’m not stopping there got my own row left to hoe; just another line in the field of time Neil Young

You are like a hurricane there’s calm in your eye and I’m getting’ blown away…Neil Young

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When I was young the radio played just for me, it saved me… Roddy Frame


Author: Badfinger (Max)

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

35 thoughts on “Favorite Rock Lyrics 3”

  1. Another good list! Kudos on the Roddy Frame, that’s going a little ways out of the mainstream. The Beatles one you mention is great like so many of theirs, only yesterday I really looked at the lyrics to ‘In My Life’ carefully for the first time & realized how great they are . And ‘Come Dancing’… yes! To me one of the most perfect pop songs of the early-’80s starting with the lyrics.

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    1. Mr Davies never lets you down with lyrics. I’ve mentioned his hair raisingly droll ‘Full Moon’ before, but almost any Kinks song has lyrics that are able to be taken in different subtle ways.

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    2. You are right about Come Dancing…. A great pop song that got a lot of new fans on board. I love these lyrics… it’s fun to see how diverse you can get with these.

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  2. My favorite of these here would be Me and Bobby McGee I guess. And the Peter Paul and Mary is closer to my style. I don’t really like lyrics that are too literal or too preachy. I like the kind that don’t make too much sense if you just read them or listen too closely, but you got to get the meaning from the music rather than from what they’re saying. Know what I mean? That’s the kind I like.

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      1. 6…Strawberry Fields Forever… Like A Rolling Stone, Heroes by Bowie…
        When I do them though…I look for a cool lyric.


  3. Great stuff, Max. And thanks for including what I believe was “my” proposition by Neil Young: “You are like a hurricane there’s calm in your eye and I’m getting’ blown away”.

    Speaking of Neil, did you see he’s now out with a Harvest 50th anniversary edition and a documentary titled “Harvest Time”? It’s nearly impossible to keep up with the man. The documentary is only available in select movie theaters Dec 1 & 4. I just got a ticket for tomorrow afternoon at a theater in my area – admittedly, a total impulse purchase!

    With all that said, my favorite lyrics in your post are the first from “Me And Bobby McGee”.

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    1. Oh wow I would like to see that documentary. He is releasing everything that is for sure. I guess this will continue because he has the rest of the 70s to go and then a few decades more.

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  4. I’m glad you picked Thrasher – that’s an amazing lyric the whole way through. I don’t always think of Young as a great lyricist, but he’s amazing there.

    Old Man has some great lines too:
    Love lost, such a cost
    Give me things that don’t get lost
    Like a coin that won’t get tossed
    Rolling home to you


  5. “There’s a hole in daddy’s arm where all the money goes…” John Prine. You could do a whole post just from his lines. “You may see me tonight with an illegal smile. It don’t cost very much and it lasts a long while.” “Your flag decal won’t get you into heaven anymore. It’s already overcrowded from your dirty little war.” I’ll stop there.

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