Favorite Lyrics

  1. What are your favorite song lyrics? There is some good stuff out there. Tell me the lyric and song/artist it's from, since there is a lot of old stuff out there that's before my time and I probably won't know it!

    Here's mine (sorry, it's all Blink-182)

    "You make me nervous, so I really can't eat" First Date

    "Buy hope, hope that it lasts
    Give in, forget the past
    Be strong when things fall apart
    Honest, this breaks my heart" Please Take me Home

    There are more, but I shouldn't say them on here. Let me know what you like!!
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  3. by   Q.
    Actually mine isn't a lyric from a song, but from a movie:
    Men in Black

    "You're useless Beatrice!"


  4. by   MollyJ
    I'm old, so it's an old song. Billy Joel, "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant"...

    Brenda and Eddie were the popular steadies
    And the king and the queen of the prom
    Riding around with the car top down and the radio on
    Nobody looked any finer
    Or was more of a hit at the Parkway Diner
    We never knew we could want more than that out of life
    Surely Brenda and Eddie would always know how to survive.

    Brenda and Eddie were still going steady in the summer of '75
    When they decided the marriage would be at the end of July
    Everyone said they were crazy
    "Brenda you know you're much too lazy
    Eddie could never afford to live that kind of life."
    But there we were wavin' Brenda and Eddie goodbye.

    They got an apartment with deep pile carpet
    And a couple of paintings from Sears
    A big waterbed that they bought with the bread
    They had saved for a couple of years
    They started to fight when the money got tight
    And they just didn't count on the tears.

    They lived for a while in a very nice style
    But it's always the same in the end
    They got a divorce as a matter of course
    And they parted the closest of friends
    Then the king and the queen went back to the green
    But you can never go back there again.

    Brenda and Eddie had had it already
    By the summer of '75
    From the high to the low
    To the end of the show
    For the rest of their lives
    They couldn't go back to the greasers
    The best they could do was pick up the pieces
    We always knew they would both find a way to get by
    That's all I heard about Brenda and Eddie
    Can't tell you more than I told you already
    And here we are wavin' Brenda and Eddie goodbye.


    courtesy of some Billy Joel discography site, from "the stranger" album.

    I think of this song when I see kids (teens) rushing into sex, babies, marriage and other adult thrills and by the time they are 19...they've had it...from the "high to the low; To the end of the the show: For the rest of their lives." Of course, they go on, dragging their past with them.
  5. by   kewlnurse
    From Sammy Hager's "there's only one way to rock" It's all just mental masturbation"

    Tom T hall's "I like beer" I like beer, makes me a jolly good fellow"

    W.A.S.P.'s The aAnimal "I f%^K like a beast"

    Jimi's Hey Joe "Goin down to shoot my ol lady,caugt her messin round with another man, which aint to cool"

    Theres more, but this is all for now....
  6. by   cargal
    "I take off my watch and my earrings
    My bracelets and everything
    Lie on my back and moan at the ceiling
    Oh my baby "

    Luncinda Williams from "Right in Time" , from the grammy winning Carwheels on a Gravel Road.
    Lucinda is righteous. Go see her, she is on tour and rocks.
  7. by   Stargazer
    I tend to like fairly cynical song lyrics, 'cause I'm sick like that.

    Alanis Morrissette's "You Oughta Know" is brilliant.

    Don Henley writes some great ones, too. From "Dirty Laundry":

    See the bubble-headed bleached blonde who comes on at five
    She can tell you 'bout the plane crash with a gleam in her eye
    It's interesting when people die
    Give us dirty laundry


    And from his new album, Inside Job:

    It's like there's
    Nobody else in the world but you
    In case you hadn't noticed
    There are lots of other people here, too


    I like the funny ones, too. Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" never fails to crack me up.
  8. by   BrandyBSN
    One of my favorites is No Doubts I'm just a Girl

    Take this pink ribbon off my eyes
    I'm exposed
    And it's no big surprise
    Don't you think I know
    Exactly where I stand
    This world is forcing me
    To hold your hand

    'Cause I'm just a girl, little ol' me
    Don't let me out of your sight
    I'm just a girl, all pretty and petite
    So don't let me have any rights
    Oh... I've had it up to here!

    The moment that I step outside
    So many reasons
    For me to run and hide
    I can't do the little things
    I hold so dear
    'Cause it's all those little things
    That I fear

    'Cause I'm just a girl,
    I'd rather not be
    'Cause they won't let me drive
    Late at night
    I'm just a girl,
    Guess I'm some kind of freak
    'Cause they all sit and stare
    With their eyes
    I'm just a girl,
    Take a good look at me
    Just your typical prototype
    Oh... I've had it up to here!
    Oh... am I making myself clear?

    I'm just a girl
    I'm just a girl in the world...
    That's all that you'll let me be!

    I'm just a girl, living in captivity
    Your rule of thumb
    Makes me worry some
    I'm just a girl, what's my destiny?
    What I've succumbed to
    Is making me numb
    I'm just a girl, my apologies
    What I've become is so burdensome
    I'm just a girl, lucky me
    Twiddle-dum there's no comparison
  9. by   cmggriff
    Another Billy Joel fan. I am a member of the Rock and Roll can save the World generation. So, there are a lot of lyrics I love.
    From The Stranger LP "She's always a Woman to me."
    From Nylon Curtain "They counted our rotors and waited for us to arrive."
    From Storm Front "Tell my wife I still have my hand on the wheel"
    Blood Sweat and Tears "I swear there ain't no heaven, I pray there ain't no Hell"
    The Beatles "Why don't we do it in the road"
    Dylan "But he can't be a man, cause he doesn't smoke the same cigarettes as me."
    There's more, but at 5am these are all I can come up with. Gary
  10. by   mbarrow
    I love Springsteen! My all time favorite lyric is from the song Thunder Road.
    "show a little faith, there's magic in the night
    you ain't a beauty, but hey you're alright"
  11. by   tiger
    some of my favs:1 lenny kravitz--"i want to get away. i want to get away. i want to fly away."2 righteous brothers-"baby, baby, i'd get down on my knees for you.if you would only love me like you used to do."3 roger-"better not pass me by, cause if you do you lose a good thing, yeah baby. cause what i've got to say is sealed with a kiss and a wedding ring, wedding ring. my mind is blind at times i can't see anyone but you. those other girls don't matter, no, they can't spoil my view. i must make you understand. i wanna be your man."4 randy travis -"i'm gonna love you forever. forever and ever amen. as long as old men sit and talk about the weather. as long as old women sit and talk about old men."5 randy travis-"they say time takes its toll on a body. makes a young girls brown hair turn gray. but honey i don't care, i ain't in love with your hair. and if it all fell out. well i'd love you anyway.they say time can play tricks on a memory. make people forget things they knew. well it's easy to see. it's happening to me. i've already forgotten every women but you."6 ja rule-"i know your tired of being lonely. so baby girl put it on me."7 billy veret and the beaters-"i'd fall down on my knees. kiss the ground that you walk on baby. if i could just hold you again." janet
  12. by   tiger
    and also aerosmith-"don't want to close my eyes. don't want to fall asleep cause i'll miss you babe and i don't want to miss a thing . even when i dream of you. the sweetest dream will never do ..."sugar ray-"i just wanna fly. put your arms around me baby, put your arms around me baby." and i don't know the singer of these two country numbers but i like"i was country when country wasn't cool." and "mama he's crazy, crazy over me. and in my heart is where he says he always wants to be. i've never been so loved. he beats all i've ever seen. mama, he's crazy. crazy over me."
  13. by   Y2KRN
    " Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage"
    " Counting flowers on the wall that don't bother me at all,
    smoking cigarettes and wathing Captain Kangaroo, now don't
    tell me I have nothing to do"
    " Life has a funny way of helping you out when you think everything's going wrong and everything goes right, Life has a funny way of helping you out when think everything's going well and everything blows up in your face"
    "Somebody once asked: Could you spare some change for gas? I need get myself away from this place. I said yep, what a concept I could use a little fuel myself and we could all use a little change"
    " Thunder only happens when it's raining players only love you when your playing, women they will come and they will go, when the rain washes you clean you'll know"

    Love I'm just a girl to Brandy
  14. by   Dplear
    ROD STEWART....MAGGIE MAY

    Wake up Maggie I think I got something to say to you
    It's late September and I really should be back at school
    I know I keep you amused but I feel I'm being used
    Oh Maggie I couldn't have tried any more
    You lured me away from home just to save you from being alone
    You stole my heart and that's what really hurt

    The morning sun when it's in your face really shows your age
    But that don't worry me none in my eyes you're everything
    I laughed at all of your jokes my love you didn't need to coax
    Oh, Maggie I couldn't have tried any more
    You lured me away from home, just to save you from being alone
    You stole my soul and that's a pain I can do without

    All I needed was a friend to lend a guiding hand
    But you turned into a lover and
    mother what a lover, you wore me out
    All you did was wreck my bed
    and in the morning kick me in the head
    Oh Maggie I couldn't have tried anymore
    You lured me away from home 'cause you didn't want to be alone
    You stole my heart I couldn't leave you if I tried

    I suppose I could collect my books and get on back to school
    Or steal my daddy's cue and make a living out of playing pool
    Or find myself a rock and roll band that needs a helpin' hand
    Oh Maggie I wish I'd never seen your face
    You made a first-class fool out of me
    But I'm as blind as a fool can be
    You stole my heart but I love you anyway

    Maggie I wish I'd never seen your face
    I'll get on back home one of these days



    everytime I hear this song brings me back to my college days

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