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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: Bill D
Date: 29 Feb 00 - 11:03 PM

ah, kendall..yes.."Dark Eyed Molly"..

also, this, from "I've Rambled This Country Both Earlye and Late"...........

"Since it is no better, I'm glad that it is no worse-
Brandy in my bottle, and money in my purse."

and, almost all of "The Twa Corbies"...."..naebody kens that he lies there, but his hawk, his hound and his lady fair"

and more, I'm sure...too late to think....


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: Midchuck
Date: 29 Feb 00 - 11:09 PM

The well known and popular (in the Adirondacks, anyway) Chris Shaw wrote a great song (his best IMO) called "The Year of '88," about the hardships of life in the Adirondacks in the year of the great blizzard, when many of the younger adults had left to seek their fortunes in the west. We learned it and sung it for years, before I heard Chris's wife Bridget introduce it. She explained that it was actually an extended metaphor, comparing the above problems in 1888 to Chris and Bridget's own experiences in 1988, when they decided to quit singing in the bars and live on concert and educational work. Bridget said, "And you know, almost immediately after we quit singing in the bars, the bars quit paying us!"

Anyway, I told you that to tell you this: Shortly after I heard this explanation, I was singing the song and I flashed on what one line meant, that had seemed obscure:

"The news had come by some time back,
When a rider stopped to say,
Big North, Young Kate, and the Goody boy
Had up and passed away.

Leaving me and darlin Rosie,
and our kind to carry on....

Duh.

If you still miss the point, think of important singer-songwriters who died prematurely in the few years prior to 1988....

Peter.


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: simon-pierre
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 12:26 AM

Well I got a bad liver and a broken heart yea I drunk me a river since you tore me apart and I don't have a drinkin problem 'cept when I can't get a drink

Tom Waits, not folk, but always good


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: Troll
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 01:10 AM

I started out runnin' but I changed my mind. A friend of the Devil is a friend of mine. (approx.)

troll


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: GUEST,Neil Lowe
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 07:51 AM

"...Is there nothing
A man don't stand to lose
When the Devil wants to
Take it all away?" - Grateful Dead, Mexicali Blues

"Their wives all have psychiatrists
At fifty bucks an hour
It's all because their husbands
Think they're crazy
But when it's hard times at the office
It's only twenty dollars
To tell your troubles to
The back room ladies." -Si Kahn, Back Room Ladies

"...Sometimes the cards
Ain't worth a dime
If you don't lay them down." -Grateful Dead (Robert Hunter?), Truckin'

"...Hey Bobba Reebop Ba Lop Bam Boom." (with acknowledgement to Ed Pellow's post above) Little Richard, Tutti Fruitti


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: GUEST,aldus
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 08:02 AM

A gem from leonard Cohen.... I lit a thin green candle to make you jealous of me, but the room just filled up with mosquitoes, they heard that my body was free.


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: annamill
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 08:31 AM

GEEZ MARY!!

Right now I'm caught up in

"I'll change my life to better suit your mood" "Give me your heart, make it real, else forget about it"

Smooth, Santana I like the beat. Good for dancin'. I'll give it a 9.

(Now who remembers that)

Love, annap


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: Callie
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 09:05 AM

It's not open to discussion anymore
She's out again tonight, and I'm alone once more.
She's all I have worth waiting for
But baby plays around.

And so it seems I've always been the last to know
To hold on to that girl I had to let her go
I wish to god I didn't love her so
But baby plays around

I try to be strong, hold on to my pride
She doesn't even know she's wrong how much i hurt inside
And heaven knows I've tried
But baby plays around - just a plaything
It's hard to reconcile the facts I'm facing

It's not open to discussion any more
She walks those shiny streets, I walk the worn out floor
She's all I have worth living for
But baby plays around.

-Elvis Costello

AND

Wierd nightmare, Why must you torment me? Wierd nightmare, pain and misery. Can it be that you're a part of a lonely borken heart?

Can't sleep at night, twist turn in fright For a fear that I'll live it all again in my dreams ...

from Charles Mingus' "Wierd Nightmare"

AND

Joni Mitchell:"Oh I could drink a case of you and still be on my feet".

AND

Ray Davies: "I wish today could be tomorrow. The night is dark, it just brings sorrow, Let it wait ..."

AND

Everything But the Girl: "I'll sings songs to my father, I'll sing songs to my child, It's time to hold your loved ones while the chains are loose And the world runs wild ..."

AND

Mose Allison: "I don't worry 'bout a thing Coz I know nothing's gonna turn out right".

and a million others!

--Callie


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: GUEST,Neil Lowe
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 09:15 AM

"Be careful where you lie down, boy,
In this bed of roses
Promises of petals and
You wake up on the other end." -Richard Buckner, Bloomed


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: Clifton53
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 09:20 AM

"Then a big Turkish shell knocked me arse over head,

And when I woke up in me hospital bed,

And saw what it had done, well I wished I was dead,

Never knew there were worse things than dyin'"

And the band played Waltzing Matilda.

Clifton53


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: Genie
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 04:17 AM

I know it's an old thread and this is a long list, but reading the other entries 'inspired' my own list. Not all are "folk," but I wonder how many of you share my appreciation of some or all of the following: A. From thomas Moore's "Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms," "... No, the heart that has truly loved ne'er forgets, but as surely lives on to the close As the sunflower turns on her god when he sets, the same look which she turned when he rose."

B. From "Love Potion #9" (Lieber & Stoller?) - "She jumped down, turned around, and gave me a wink. She said, "I'm gonna mix it up right here in the sink. It smelled like turpentine, it looked like India ink; I held my nose, I closed my eyes --- I took a drink!" And the last verse of the song, too.

C. Bob Dylan, "Love Minus Zero," "In dimestores and bus stations, people talk of situations, Read books, repeat quotations, draw conclusions on the wall."'

D. Kate Wolf; "He's gone away, yesterday, and I find myself on a mountainside, Where the rivers change direction across the Great Divide."

E. All of Johnny Mercer's lyrics for "The Glow Worm,"especially "Glow, little glow worm, fly of fire, Burn like an incandescent wire. Burn for the female of the species, Turn on the AC and the DC. This night could use a little bright'nin'; Light up, you little ol' bug of lightnin'. When ya gotta glow, ya gotta glow ..." F. Nanci Griffith ( and her keyboardist) - "Gulf Coast Highway." "And when we die, we say we'll take some blackbird's wing And we will fly away to heaven, come some sweet bluebonnet spring."

G. Merle Travis's "sixteen tons" St. Peter, don't ya call me, 'cause I can't go, I owe my soul to the company sto'.

H. All the words to Irving Berlin's "You Can't Get A Man With A Gun," e.g., "... they don't look for spouses with buckshot in their trousers, and you can't shoot a male in the tail like a quail, ..."

I. Tom Paxton's chorus to "Saturday Night," especially the line, "Whoever is running her foot up my leg, I love you!"

J. Brian Bedford: 'What's the use of roots if you can't spread them, And what's the use of wings if you can't fly."

K. Pat Donohue's parody of "Would You Like to Swing On a Star," "Would You like to play the guitar / for a living -- har-de-har-har!"

L. Townes Van Zandt, Pancho and Lefty "All the Federales say they could've had him any day, They only lef him slip away out of kindness, I suppose."

M. Two from Hoyt Axton: •"You're the hangnail in my life and I can't bite you off."

•"If that cat could talk, what a tale he'd tell, 'Bout Della and the dealer and the dog, as well, But the cat was cool and he never said a mumblin' word."

N. Bob Shepherd blue -- Ballad of Erica Levine "A happy-ever-after life was not the one they got, But they tended to be happy, more often than not."

O. Mason Williams: "You done stompt on my heart and mashed that sucker flat!" ... "Sweetheart, you just sorta stompt on my aorta."

P. Kris Kristofferson, "Me and Bobby McGee" "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose; Nothin' ain't worth nothin', but it's free."

Q. Joni Mitchell, "They've paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

R. Carly Simon: "You're so vain you prob'ly think this song is about you."

S. All of Paul Simon's "Sounds of Silence," especially, "the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenement halls, echoed in the sounds of silence."

T. Amanda McBroom, "The Rose," "It's the ones who won't be taken who cannot seem to live and the soul afraid of dyin' that never learns to live."

U. The Dutchman --"Long ago, I used to be a young man, and dear Margaret remembers that for me."

V. John Prine, "The Speed of The Sound of Loneliness," especially, "...you come home late and you come home early /... / You come home straight and you come home curly .../"

W. Roger Miller: "You can't roller skate in a buffalo herd, but you can be happy, if you've a mind to."

Y. Kate Wolf, "Cornflower Blue," -- "...if love came in colors, I'd choose this one for you."

Z. "The water is wide; I cannot cross o'er, and neither have I wings to fly. Build me a boat that can carry two and both shall row, my love and I."


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: shankmac
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 04:42 AM

I stood on Dingle Beach and cast
In wild foam and found Atlantic bass

Song for Ireland


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: shankmac
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 04:50 AM

Just had a look in DT. This is one of the all time great songs with stunning images.
Song for Ireland


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: rube1
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 06:59 AM

What am I living for? Why am I living, why am I giving all of my time Bring up a family, children and wife Tell me my friend, hasn't that been done before?

Mark-Almond Band


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 10:09 AM

you will have a cinderella snow white alice wonderlanded gown..from Violets of dawn

and

just thinking of this in a good rain yesterday...I'll work on the towboats in my slippery city shoes....from Ian Tyson...Summer Wages..

mg


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: GUEST,Celtic Soul
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 10:14 AM

"And if I built this fortress around your heart, encircled you in trenches and barbed wire, then let me build a bridge, for I cannot fill this chasm. Let me set the battlements on fire"

Sting :::sigh:::


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: GUEST,Celtic Soul
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 10:17 AM

Forgot this one:

"I try to (something I don't remember) but it comes out wrong, I try to live, but I don't belong, I close my eyes and I see blood and roses"

I can't remember who done that one.


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 12:36 PM

So many so many

1. Stan Rogers Make and Break Harbour. What a way to set a scene!

How still lies the bay, in the light western air
Which blows from the crimson horizon
Once more we tack home, with a dry empty hold
Saving gas with the breezes so fair

2. Tom T. Hall, Old Dogs... can't you just picture him?

"When this Old, grey, black gentleman, was cleanin up the lounge"

3. Jim Croce, Roller Derby Queen,

She was six foot two, two fifteen, a bleached blonde bomber with a streak of mean
She knew how to knuckle and she knew how to muscle and fight

4. Traditional, Drunkin Sailor,

Put 'em in the scuppers with a running bow line

5. Woody Guthrie, Ingrid Bergman (Mermaid Ave.)

You'd make any Mountian quiver/You'd make fire fly from the crater/Ingrid Bergman

6. Willie Nelson, Crazy

Crazy, Crazy for feeling so lonely.

7. The Gerswhins, Summertime

Summertime and the livin is easy, fish are jumpin and the cotton is high


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: Kim C
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 01:18 PM

There were spaces between Donald and whatever he said
Strangers had forced him to live in his head

--John Prine, Donald & Lydia

If dreams were lightning, and thunder was desire
This old house would have burned down a long time ago

--John Prine, Angel from Montgomery

Close your eyes, hold your breath, and always trust your cape.

--Guy Clark, The Cape

I can still feel the eyes of those blue-bellied devils
As I walk around tonight through the concrete and metal

--Tom Petty, Rebels

I'm Lord and Master of a Fool's Taj Mahal
Who says you can't have it all

--Alan Jackson recorded it, don't know who wrote it


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: SharonA
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 01:56 PM

Just about every line from "Kilkelly".


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 02:15 PM

"Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin"
-Leonard Cohen-

"And my very sweet companion gets me stoned and get me laughing
She's a hundred but she's wearing something tight
-Leonard Cohen-

"By the way that's a cute hat and your smile's so hard to resist
What's a sweetheart like you doin' in a dump like this"
-Bob Dylan-

"I am restless tonight my body's just a bag of bones
And a cheap suit feels like a poor mans home"
-Stephen Fearing-

"But me I'm not stopping there, I got my own row left to hoe
Just another line in the field of time
When the thrasher comes, I'll be stuck in the sun,
Like the dinosaurs inshrined
And I'll know the time has come to get what's mine"
-Neil Young-

"Do I count myself lucky
I was home, the phone was ringing
What of others wifes who missed it
Came home to red lights blinking"
-James Keelaghan-

And that's just on half a cup of coffee...

;-)


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: GUEST,Deda
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 02:48 PM


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 02:52 PM

Kim I have to concur on your line from Angel From Mongomery"

How about?

As I lie in my bed in the morning
Without you, Without You
Each song in my breast dies a borning
Without you, Without You
The Last Thing on My Mind

I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will
The Marvelous Toy

Pants are so old that they shine/ I ride the rods a trustin in God/ won't ya buy me a bottle of wine
Bottle of Wine

all by Tom Paxton,

Man of means by no means, King of the Road.

Woman won't you weep for me (Dang Me)

Engaland swings like a pendulum do (England Swings)

Roger Miller

I'm gonna lay down my head on that lonesome railroad line and let the 219 pacify my mind.
Trouble in Mind (1930's blues song I don't recall the author's name)


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: GUEST,Deda
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 02:52 PM

Like most, I have too many and I feel as though I should not respond for a week or two or three while I make a list. But I've always loved one line from "Kevin Barry", "You can kill the sons of Ireland But you cannot keep them down." (Please don't correct me if I have it wrong.)

I also love Tom Paxton's "My son John, John my son". That chiasmic juxtaposition just yanks a response out of me.


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 03:48 PM

I saw a Werewolf drinkin' a Pina Colada at Trader Vic's, His hair was perfect.

Warren Zevon


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: iamjohnne
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 04:22 PM

I dont even know where to start with my favorite best song ever.....

Sit by my side come as close as the air..phil ochs

"I'm goin' where the sun keeps shinin' thruogh the poorin' rain, goin' where the weather suits my clothes.... bankin' off of the northeast wind. Sailin' on a summer breeze. Skippin' over the ocean like a stone."...Fred Neil

"and the seasons they go round and round the painted ponies go up and down".......Joni Mitchell

"Sometimes I takes a great notion to jump in the river and drown"....leadbelly

Mud mud glorius mud. Nothings quite like it for soothing the blood. So follow me follow. Down to the hollow and there let us whallow in glorius mud"....Flanders and Swan

And I could go on and on and on and on .....

Johnne "goin where the weather suits my clothes"


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: fat B****rd
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 04:25 PM

All of "May You Never by John Martyn and "The pummp don't work 'cos the vandals took the handles"


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: Kim C
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 05:01 PM

I hate reading old love letters
For they always bring me tears
I can't forgive the way they rob me
Of my sweetheart souvenirs

--John Prine, who else?, Souvenirs

I knew that topless lady had something up her sleeve

(ditto) Spanish Pipe Dream

Goodnight, goodnight, wherever you are sleeping
And I hope when you dream, you dream of me

--Cliff Eberhardt, Goodnight

The presence of your absence follows me

--Pierce Pettis, You're not There

Be courageous and be brave
And in my heart you will remain
Forever young

--needing no explanation

Every moment marked with apparitions of your soul

--Sarah McLachlan, Do What You Have To Do

If you want to be somebody else, change your mind

--Sister Hazel, Change Your Mind


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: jaze
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 06:23 PM

"Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose" Me And Bobby McGee-Kris Kristoferson. "On a quiet street where old ghosts meet, I see her walking now... Raglan Road.


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: gus C
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 07:30 PM

Aint no devil just God when he's Drunk - Tom Waits
Sometimes I believe you too sweet to die, and another time I think , you oughta be buried alive." - Richard Rabbit Brown
See here how everyday leads up to this day and it's just like any other day that's ever been- R. Hunter
and too many Bob Dylan Lyrics to even consider approaching
here is one at random-
If tommorrow weren't such a long time then lonesome would me nothin to you at all


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: Coyote Breath
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 08:25 PM

I always liked:

Do you remember our days of courtin' When you'd lay your head all on my breast? You could make me believe By the movin' of your arm That the sun rose in the West.

(from a version of "Come all you Fair and Tender Ladies")


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: kendall
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 10:29 PM

I wish I'd learned to run before she made me crawl.


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: GUEST,PEJSanchez
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 11:38 PM

"Sometimes she sees her unborn children in his eyes." --Michael Smith, "The Dutchman"


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 11:58 PM

another..

I remember the day when the Bear O'Shea fell down the concrete stair...and the words he used when he heard the news it wasn't what the rich call prayer..

MacAlpine's Fusiliers..

did I do this one already?

I put my head into a cask of brandy..Peggy Gordon


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: ponytrax
Date: 23 Aug 01 - 12:57 AM

Never bet 17 when you play against the dealer--Summer wages (Ian tyson?)

I have no idea why that moves me so, I don't play cards and I don't bet, but it seems like some summation of bitter wisdom.

Like a bird on the wire, like a drunk in midnight choir, I have tried, in my life, to be free--(Leonard Cohen?)

Love has no pride, when I call out your name (no idea about the author, but it's Linda Ronstadt thatI hear)

As I think about it, the best song lines EVER depends upon my state of mind, where I am in my life. The EVER sound track when I was desparate and hurting was a lot different from the EVER sound track when life is good and sweet


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: Jimmy C
Date: 23 Aug 01 - 01:50 AM

Where Flora waits Aurora,
advancing from the Orient
from Napoleon Bonaparte, and also
The crickets sing ye lullaby
Beside the dying fire
from GartaN Mother's Lullaby.
Both these songs and especially these phrases do it for me.


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: Lee Shore
Date: 23 Aug 01 - 02:49 AM

Aint nobody loves me but my mother, and I think she may be jivin' too.-BB King

See him wasted on the corner in his jacket and his jeans, wearing yesterdays misfortune for a smile. Once he had a future, Lord, of money, love and dreams, which he spend like it was goin' out of style. = Kris Kristofersen

And pret' near any other lyric Kris ever wrote.


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: JenEllen
Date: 23 Aug 01 - 04:35 PM

My love is like a wishing well
Your love is like the clear blue sky
Sometimes it takes a thunderstorm
To fill me when I'm dry
(shocked)


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: Kim C
Date: 23 Aug 01 - 05:42 PM

You mean as a snake when you got booze in your blood.

---Marshall Chapman

And when our money is all gone
We'll boldly go to sea

--Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: kendall
Date: 23 Aug 01 - 09:40 PM

the clock in the kitchen says quarter past three, as the gates are flung open from hell.
But, time here is frozen, the clock ticks no more
Just the ashes the cinders and smell... "Fire" by Dave Mallett.

And all through the night
A faded yellow light
Would burn inside the room where he would stand,
And play the old Victrola, and drink his rusty wine
And, conduct the Mozart music with his hard and shaking hand,
Phil Brown Dave Mallett


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: DebC
Date: 23 Aug 01 - 09:46 PM

"Teach me to see with your innocent eyes, luv"

-Richard Thompson "How Will I Ever Be Simple Again"


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: dwp
Date: 23 Aug 01 - 10:34 PM

I have two:

John Prine "We are living in the future, I'll tell you how I know. I read in a paper, fifteen years ago."

Austin Lounge Lizards " ...all her friends were non-conformists, so she became a non-conformist too"


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: GUEST,hutzul
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 12:51 AM

Greatest seafaring lyrics: gives me chills

Round Cape Horn one morning And our sails were full of snow Clear your sheets and sway your halyards Swing 'er out and let 'er go.

From "Rolling Home"


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 01:06 AM

This is a fun topic!

There's a hole in daddy's arm where all the money goes! ...Prine

Little old lady got mutilated late last night...Zevon

I won't hang upon no lover's cross for you... Croce Steadily depressin low down mind messin workin at the carwash blues... Croce


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: dougboywonder
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 04:08 AM

My favorites - ahem!...."Warm summer days spent indoors, writing frightening verse to a bucktoothed girl in luxemburg"

or "She said 'I know you and you cannot sing', I said 'thats nothing you should hear me play piano'" (incidentaly 'piano' is rhymed with 'rusty spanner' in that one) both Morrissey

Or Billy Braggs "I look like Robert De Niro, I drive a Mitsubishi zero"....actually, at Sid. last year he changed that to "I look like Terry Wogan, I drive a Mitsubishi Shogun"


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: The Walrus at work
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 07:39 AM

"More beer and bugger the Band of Hope..."

Walrus


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: Grab
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 08:48 AM

Everybody knows the boat is sinking, everybody knows the captain lied.
Everybody got that broken feeling like their father or their dog just died.
-- Leonard Cohen

And all the roads jam up with credit, and there's nothing you can do,
And it's all just bits of paper, flying away from you.
-- Chris Rea

Well you can fall for chains of silver, you can fall for chains of gold,
You can fall for pretty strangers and the promises they hold.
I promised you everything, you promised me thick and thin,
Now you just say "Oh Romeo, yeah, you know I used to have a scene with him".
-- Mark Knopfler

You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in.
-- Trad (I think)

Graham.


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: ard mhacha
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 09:21 AM

And as the famed Poet penned, when referring to Davy Crockett, "What is life though full of care, if you haven`t time to kill a Bear".Slan Ard Mhacha.


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: Midchuck
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 10:48 AM

You horsehair-braiding sons of bitches
Stole my claim to earthly riches.
Someone go and dig a ditch,
There may well be a hangin'!

Tom Russell, The Sky Above, the Mud Below


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Subject: RE: The Best Song Lines EVER--For Us Newbies
From: GUEST,Beadie
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 02:26 PM

" All over this great big city, can't find a woman who's nice and pretty, they all look like a page in a magazine, Legs are long and they eat like a sparrow, Figure's a stick, its straight and narrow Top and bottom are the same as in between."

Tom Paxton; "The Natural Girl for Me"


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