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Favorite Lyric/Line?

What's everyones favorite lyric/line from a song? Don't post the whole song (If you did, this would just attract people who want points, and not people who want to share a couple of well written lines), just one or two lines that really stuck out for you. That, and the band/song.

Everything I do, I do it for you...

'nuff said.
One of my favourite set of lyrics are the ones in my sig Very Happy

They're from 'My Number' by Tegan and Sara
Nas- Made you Look - "You are slave to a page in my rhyme book."

for a lyricist that is just murder... really i also like

Kanye West, ft Common & Talib Kweli - Get Em' High -" Real rappers are hard to find like a remote..." <<very funny, and it's on Common's Verse.
I guess I'll throw in my own favorite verse now.

"There's endless entertainment
In thinking the world is gonna end.
I've lived some nights convinced of it,
But I keep waking up again."

I also like, "Life is a series of calluses, this is just another layer."
where is that from?
From 'Promise' by Matchbook Romance

"Take my hand, and never let me go"
"Promise me, you'll never let me go"

One of my favourite songs ever..

Hanging on to an inter-racial relationship, hoping we will make it..
For a year..
Just asking her not to let me go no matter what happens that will tear us apart..
I will never know myself until I do this on my own
And I will never feel anything else, until my wounds are healed
I will never be anything till I break away from me
I will break away, I'll find myself today

form Somewhere I Belong, Linkin Park
thank you gor this message
The whole song 'A Winters Tale' by AFI.

or ' one could see me...' - Days of the Phoenix - AFI.

Sensing a pattern?
I'm just a guy that never tried.
I'm just a stupid f**k with brilliant luck,
and sometimes a bright idea
so shower me in a chorus of compliments,
a verse i don't deserve
I might run,
But I'll never hide
"But if you want money for people with minds that hate, all I can tell you is brother you have to wait"--Revolution, The Beatles

"They hate you if you're clever, and they despise a fool, 'til you're so f*cking crazy you cant follow their rules"--Working Class Hero, John Lennon

"How many times can a man turn his head and pretend he just doesn't see?"--Blowin' In The Wind, Bob Dylan

There's more, but eh...
Whats it all about pussy and money
everybody lies about pussy and money
its allways going to be that way

-The Dictators-
no i'm not upset, no i'm not angry i know love is love, but sometimes it pain me.

from wth>you by linkin park
its gotta be stuff from the libertines and arctic monkeys for me.

a got a couple really.

The libertines - Good Old Days

I've tried so hard to keep myself from falling
Back into my bad old ways

It's not about, tenements and needles
And all the evils in their eyes
Gorki - Mia

Toen ik honger had
kwam ik naar je toe
Je zei
Eten kan
als je de afwas doet
Mensen als jij moeten niet moeilijk doen
Geef ze een kans voor ze stom gaan doen

De middenstand regeert het land
Beter dan ooit tevoren
Mia heeft het licht gezien
Ze zegt
Niemand gaat verloren

Voorlopig gaan we nog even door
Op het lichtend pad
het verkeerde spoor
Mensen als ik vind je overal
Op de arbeidsmarkt
in dit tranendal

Sterren komen
sterren gaan
Alleen Elvis blijft bestaan
Mia heeft nooit afgezien
Ze vraagt
Kun jij nog dromen

Difficult to translate , I'll give it a try

When I was hungry
I came to you
You said
Eating can
If you do the dishes
People like you don't have to make it difficult
Give them a chance before they gonna act stupid.

The middle class rules the country
Better then ever before
Mia have seen the light
She says
Nobody gets lost.

temporary we keep going.
On the right path
The wrong track
People like me you can find everywhere
On the labour market
In this vale of tears

Stars are coming stars are leaving
Only Elvis stays alive.
Mia never had hard times
She asks
Can you still keep dreaming.

Say, my baby is evil
Say, my baby is mean
I asked her for some water and she brought me gazoline!

She's wicked - The Fuzztones
They said you were cool,
so I wanted and waited
to find a way into your life

they said you were cruel,
a heartbreaker,
love taker comitted to playing your games

but you just said a mouth full,
I'm a hand full,
a risk you're not committed to take

and life's not a game
that you play it's a choice day by day
which doors open and which ones to close

South FM : The Game
"but its time to face the truth, i will never be with you" James Blunt

its emo but its still pretty cool!
you kicked a hole in the sky and let the heavens cry over me

Let There Be Love by Oasis
Forgotten Legends
'Cuz we lost it all
Nothing lasts forever
I'm sorry
I can't be perfect
Now it's just too late and
We can't go back
I'm sorry
I can't be perfect

Perfect- Simple Plan
"Check yoself fo you wreck yoself cuz i'm bad for your health."

-Ice Cube - Check yourself
"I have to be careful not to preach
I can't pretend that I can teach,
And yet I've lived your future out
By pounding stages like a clown.
And on the dance floor broken glass,
The bloody faces slowly pass,
The broken seats in empty rows,
It all belongs to me you know."

The Who.
When I first heard the song by Cake called Sheep go to Heaven. The first time I heard the first part of the chorus, I loved that song the rest of my life, and I have lived by that line since I first heard it.

"And the Gravedigger puts on the forcepts,
The Stonemason does all the work,
The Barber can give you a haircut,
The Carpenter can take you out to lunch...

I just want to play on my Panpipes,
I just want to drink me some wine.
As soon as you're born, you start dyin',
So you might as well have a good time..."

I have that song on my iPod.
" Why should I care
Cause you weren't there,
when I was scared,
I was so alone "

Loosing grip : Avril
Well, I have many, it would be difficult to choose one.

"Born from silence, silence full of it
A perfect concert, my best friend
So much to live for, so much to die for
If only my heart had a home...

Sing what you can't say, forget what you can't play
Hasten to drown into beautiful eyes
Walk within my poetry, this dying music
My loveletter to nobody."

-NIGHTWISH - Dead Boy's Poem - [the whole song is wonderful, but I cannot post it here Wink ]

"Grieving each other's lives
Holding this in mind
that if we fall, we all fall
and we fall alone.."

-SOAD - Attack-

For the last time I've been also crazy about No Leaf Clover by Metallica: "Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel / was just a freight train coming you way.." That rocks Very Happy
A windstorm dropped a bird from the sky
It fell to the ground and it's wings broke and died
But when the time got by, back to sky it flied
'Cause the wings healed in time, and the bird was I...

Time is the death and the healing
Take your last breath, cause death is deceiving
Time is the past, now and tomorrow
Days fly so fast and it leaves me so hollow...

I love this song (Wintersun - Death and the Healing). I've been listening a lot to Wintersun lately so these were the first lyrics that popped up in my mind.

Oh, and for just one line: 'I give my life to you.'
There are many in this List -
To name a few are...

1. Titanic

Every night in my dreams
I see you. I feel you.
That is how I know you go on...

2. Hotel California

I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy, and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself
This could be Heaven or this could be Hell...

Her mind is Tiffany twisted
She's got the Mercedes bends
She's got a lot of pretty, pretty boys
That she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard
Sweet summer sweat
Some dance to remember
Some dance to forget
So I called up the Captain
Please bring me my wine
He said
We haven't had that spirit here since 1969...

Mirrors on the ceiling
Pink champagne on ice
And she said
We are all just prisoners here
Of our own device...

I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
Relax said the nightman
We are programed to recieve
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave...

3. Runaway Bride - Baby I Love you

The sun is shining everyday.
The clouds never get in the way for you and me.
I've known you just a week or two
But baby I'm so into you, I can hardly breathe...

Above are some of the beautiful lyrics in English, that i have ever listened. Very Happy

Cheers and Cherish Razz
One of my favorites -
Breathe (2 AM) by Anna Nalick

'Cause you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table

I like that hourglass image. And I don't see it as depressing, just as a warning.

I always found this clever, as well as good advice, from Billy Joel

I've lived long enough to have learned
the closer you get to the fire
the more you get burned
One of mine - Bon Jovi
"It's my life, it's now or never
I aint gonna live forever"

Another - Idlewild
"It isn't in the mirror, it isn't on the page
It's a red hearted vibration
Pushing through the walls of dark imagination
Finding no equation"

Another - Idlewild
"You think your security will keep you in purity?"

Lastly - Idlewild - Song: Love Steals us from Lonliness
"I misplaced your face, in the shape of a smile
on a night that could never surprise me
dont tell me your afraid of the past
it's only the future, that didnt last"

The reason i like these lyrics is because they each have significant meaning, and like in the first one, Speak total honesty.
For the last few days, there's one song on my mind all the time. Unfortunately, it's in Polish, so I'll post here only my [=quite poor] translation:

"When you were molding me of mire,
you knew that I would persistently return to mud
The first time you breathed life into me,
you knew...

That I need to be being created for the whole my life
Every second to be risen from the death
and resalvaged...

The first time you touched me
to never take your hands off me again
you knew, who I am
and why..."

[-Blaah, in Polish this sounds much better, but I'll post it here anyway Wink-]
I also just remembered a great lyric from Sting in a lesser known song called "I hung my head."

An accused man is standing trial and says:

I felt the power of death over life
I orphaned his children
I widowed his wife

I always felt that to be very clever also.
"And I often cry...I often wonder why, I'm still here...and I still cry..."

I hate that I love you and I love you so much that I hate myself.
This is from an early Babyface song which featured The Deel.
"I only think of you, on two occassions. Thats day and night."
hmm... heres one

The flesh is temporary, the soul is eternal - Killswitch
"The faint blaze of the candle of my life,
slowly dying like a fire in a pouring rain.
No sparks of hope inside,
no shooting stars on my sky.
On broken wings, no flying high...

Another night, another demise,
Cadaverous wind blowing cold as ice...
I`ll let the wind blow out the light
cuz its gets more painful every time i die. [...]"

Children Of Bodom - Everytime I Die
Linkin' Park Feat Jay-Z - Numb/Encore wrote:

by becoming this, all i want to do,
is be more like me and be less like you
For some reason I fell in love with this line from Wish you were here with Pink Floyd: "We're just two lost souls Swimming in a fish bowl." Very Happy

Marillion has a song in wich they sing: " Write down all the qualities you despise, and you´ll realize you´re describing yourself". I think it´s true.

Stevie Wonder´s If it´s magic is really beatiful:

"If it's magic...
Then why can't it be everlasting
Like the sun that always shines
Like the poets in this rhyme
Like the galaxies in time

If it's pleasing...
Then why can't it be never leaving
Like the day that never fails
Like on seashores there are shells
Like the time that always tells"
"Looking for a sign that I’m still alive
With these pilled up smiles and these sloppy eyes yeah
Oh isnt that the truth?
And all the hollow whisperings from between your sheets
All the maybes in the world don’t mean anything now
Pray its over soon
Never slept so soundly than with your breath on my neck"

-Rx Bandits - Never Slept So Soundly
Ahhh, I had almost forgotten about "And so it goes" by Billy Joel [to be honest I almost don't know the original version, but my choir sung a wonderful arrangement of this song]. It has one of the most beautiful love lyrics I know.

[Since the rules don't allow to post the whole lyrics, click HERE to find them Very Happy]

"I spoke to you in cautious tones
You answered me with no pretense
And still I feel I said too much
My silence is my self defense

But if my silence made you leave
Then that would be my worst mistake
So I will share this room with you
And you can have this heart to break"
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