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Greatest Song Lyric Ever?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by BattleScott, May 11, 2009.

  1. Spanky_Partain

    Spanky_Partain Active Member

    Dec 7, 2006
    Brooks & Dunn


    "I raise my hands, bow my head.
    Finding more and more truth in the words written in Red
    They tell me that there's more to life then just what I could see.
    I can't quote the book, the chapter or the verse.
    You can't tell me it all ends in a slow riding hurst!
    You know I'm more and more convicned the longer that I live,
    yea this can't be, no this can't, no this can't be all there is."

    Puts a tear in my eye everytime!
  2. wi6397

    wi6397 AllStar

    Aug 31, 2007
    Just one more that comes to mind:

    You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
    And then the one day you find ten years have got behind you
    No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun
    And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking
    And racing around to come up behind you again
    The sun is the same in the relative way, but you're older
    And shorter of breath and one day closer to death

    Pink Floyd- Time

    Oh Yeah!, What does the winner get?
  3. tonymus

    tonymus Cool Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    Ron Mael of Sparks (my favorite band) has written too many incredible lyrics to mention in one post, but this one from the song "Moustache" is memorable:

    "A lady gets a lot of things,
    She gets a 20 carat ring.
    She gets the alimony, too,
    She gets to look good in the nude.
    But, there's one place where they've been whipped,
    Between the nose and upper lip..."
  4. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    My wife has over 40,000 mp3 tracks (all lawfully acquired over the years) and I can't settle on just one song's lyrics as the greatest ever. Over a lifetime certain songs had the perfect lyrics for the events of the time or a situation in which I was entangled.
  5. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    The Eagles "Get Over It"

    "I'd like to find your inner child and kick it's little a$$"

  6. Jim Parker

    Jim Parker Icon

    Aug 12, 2003
    Cold hearted orb that rules the night
    Removes the color from our sight
    Red is grey and yellow white
    But we decide which is right

    Knights in White Satin by the Moody Blues
  7. Henry

    Henry Retired Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Pine, CO
    Marmalade -Reflections of my life

    "The world is a bad place, a bad place"
    "A terrible place to live, oh, but I don't want to die"
  8. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    Ray Charles - Born to Lose 1962 From here:
    Next decade - Joni Mitchell -California 1971
    And Kris Kristofferson - Lucky in Love 1979
  9. Steve Mehs

    Steve Mehs Hall Of Fame

    Mar 21, 2002
    I can't choose between a Country song about American Pride and Patriotism, or a Rock song about someone getting what they deserve.

    Courtsey Of The Red, White & Blue by Toby Keith

    Never Again by Nickelback

    A few honorable mentions

    Beer For My Horses by Toby Keith

    Ride The Wind by Poison

    The entire 'So What' by Metallica

  10. xmguy

    xmguy Active Member

    Mar 26, 2008
    Middle, TN
    "'Ya see Mary Jo rockin' that front porch swing
    Bikini top and them cut-off jeans
    And that's where Hillbilly Heaven begins "

    Holler Back - The Lost Trailers
  11. bobukcat

    bobukcat Hall Of Fame

    Dec 20, 2005
    I can't come up with one that I think is the best ever so I'll submit one that never fails to put a smile on my face:

    "Shoulda seen the looks on the faces of my Dad and Mom,
    When I showed up at the door with a date for the senior prom.
    They said: "Well, pardon us son, she ain't no kid.
    "That's a cocktail waitress in a Dolly Parton wig.
    I said: "I know it dad, ain't she cool, that's the kind I dig.""

    From Confederate Railroad's "Trashy Women". :icon_band
  12. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    I like Bob Dylan's "When you ain't got nothin, you got nothing to lose".

    Or "The Pump don't work because the vandal stole the handle!!!
  13. FHSPSU67

    FHSPSU67 CE'er & Retired Engineer DBSTalk Club

    Jan 12, 2007
    Windber, PA
    I'm so mis'rable without you, it's almost like you're here
    Billy Ray Cyrus
  14. elaclair

    elaclair Rescued Racers Live Here

    Jun 18, 2004
    Del Mar, CA
    bobukcat, I like the way you think! :D When you get a chance, you should reflect on these two great gems... "Merry Christmas From The Family"--Robert Earl Keene (any of the live versions) and a severe nostalgia strike "Thank God and Greyhound You're Gone" --Roy Clark

    For my submission, it's a little syrupy, but the song,movie, and lyrics bring up some pretty strong feelings for me..

    "Bless the beasts and the children.
    For in this world they have no voice,
    They have no choice......"
  15. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Another one... "Michael J. Fox is the Anti-Elvis!" -Elvis is Everywhere
  16. bobukcat

    bobukcat Hall Of Fame

    Dec 20, 2005
    I just had this one pop up on random and the whole song is fantastic, hadn't thought of it in a while. It's listed as The Who but it's really just Pete on Ukulele:

    "Some people seem so obsessed with the morning
    Get up early just to watch the sun rise
    Some people like it more when there's fire in the sky
    Worship the sun when it's high

    Some people go for those sultry evenings
    Sipping cocktails in the blue, red and grey
    But I like every minute of the day

    I like every second, so long as you are on my mind
    Every moment has its special charm
    It's all right when you're around, rain or shine"
  17. BattleScott

    BattleScott Hall Of Fame

    Aug 28, 2006
    Due to large scale non-compliance, this contest is now cancelled.
    I hope everyone is happy...:(
  18. AntAltMike

    AntAltMike Hall Of Fame

    Nov 20, 2004
    Definite finalist.
  19. Marlin Guy

    Marlin Guy Hall Of Fame

    Apr 8, 2009
    Way too many to pick just one.
    What I like most depends on my mood at the time, but I think I'd remember these songs through Alzheimer's.

    I can tie each one to a specific time and place of my life.
    In a way, it's like my soundtrack for the first 50 years.

    Pearl Jam
    "Soon Forget"
    "Off He Goes"
    "Wild-eyed Crazy Mary"
    "Even Flow"
    "Not for You"
    "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town"
    "Better Man"

    "Running to Stand Still"
    "Bullet the Blue Sky"
    "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
    "All I Want is You"
    "MLK" - I used to sing this to my daughter when she couldn't sleep during thunderstorms.

    "Fake Plastic Trees"

    Led Zeppelin
    "Going to California"
    "Battle of Evermore"
    "Stairway to Heaven"
    "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You"
    "When the Levee Breaks"
    "No Quarter"
    "Hats Off to Roy Harper" - Gave my baby a $20 bill.... ;)

    Our Lady Peace

    Third Eye Blind
    "Motorcycle Drive By"

    "Gone to the Movies"

    The Who
    "Love Reign O'er Me"

    Pink Floyd
    "Wish You Were Here"

    "Colour My World"

    The Presidents of the USA
    "Peaches" ;)
  20. AntAltMike

    AntAltMike Hall Of Fame

    Nov 20, 2004
    Best use of the Obtuse Narrator

    "The drinking I did on my last big gig made my voice go low
    They said that they liked the younger sound when they let me go

    WOLD, sung by Harry Chapin

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