What are your most favorite lyrical phrases?

Discussion in 'Music' started by wrine420, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. wrine420

    wrine420 Member

    Simple enough question: what are your most favorite lyrical phrases? Or what phrases really hit you hard but are short and sweet? You can also tell why it mean so much to you or whatnot.

    I'll start it off:

    Most recently Modest Mouse killed me with "You wasted life, why wouldn't you waste death?"

    And Cedric from the Mars Volta really hit me when he said, "One day this chalkline will circle the city"

    So what are yours?
  2. assfucksohard

    assfucksohard Member

    did you exchange a walk-on part in the war, for a lead role in a cage?

    gets me every time
  3. headymoechick

    headymoechick I have no idea

    one man gathers what another man spills.

    I love that phrase. that's why I tattooed the sT. Stephen bear on my back. stupid, but it means a lot to me.
  4. "I'm without fault before the throne of God" (My Dying Bride - Crown of sympathy)

    "I too once thought I was owed something" (Alanis Morissette - I was hoping)

    "I said I don't believe in revenge, in right or wrong, good or bad" (Alanis Morissette - I was hoping)

    "Let us rejoice in the light of this man-made armageddon" (Marduk - Blutrache)

    "I walk a lonely path, am I too blind to see? At least I can say my soul is free and my only god is me" (Ancient Rites - Götterdämmerung)
  5. humandraydel

    humandraydel Member

    I wish I was a headlight.....on a north bound train! I'd shine my light through the coooool Colorad-ohh rain.

    Well, I like how this sounds and I think it's fun to sing. But mostly, I think being a headlight on a train in Colorado would be fucking sweet! Freedom!

  6. Ellied

    Ellied Senior Member

    dont look so frightend this is just a passing phase, one of my bad days
  7. ImmortalDissident

    ImmortalDissident Senior Member

    Positively 4th Street: I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes and just for that one moment, I could be you. Yes, I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes. You'd know what a drag it is to see you.

    ...there is one for now.
  8. Floris

    Floris Member

    wow yeah that's one of mine too... I wouldn't really know... hmm let me think about it....

    Maybe you'll be president, but know right from wrong... or in the flood you'll build an ark, and sail us to the moon....
    - Radiohead

    There's a gap in between, there's a gap where we meet,
    where I end and you begin.
    I'm sorry for us, the dinosaurus roam the earth, the sky turns green,
    where I end and you begin
    I'm up in the clouds, I'm up in the clouds, and I can't and I can't come down.
    I can watch but not take part, where I end and where you start,
    where you, you left me alone...

    X will mark the place,
    like the parting of the waves,
    like a house falling into the sea,
    into the sea...

    I will eat you alive,
    There'll be no more lies...
    - Radiohead (It's about how god looks down on earth and what he thinks about it)

    "Show me show me show me how you do that trick, the one that makes me scream" she said, "the one that makes me laugh" she said, and threw her arms around my neck
    - The Cure

    A girl with kaleidoscope eyes...
    - beatles, of course...

    And well I could tell you all the pink floyd lyrics I like, but that would make this post too long...
  9. dedhead95

    dedhead95 The Wizard of Rhythm

    "Cat on a tin roof, dogs in a pile. Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile." - 'He's Gone' - Grateful Dead
    I get goose-bumps everytime I hear that
  10. Duck

    Duck quack. Lifetime Supporter

    Most of my favorites don't mean anything, you probaly should have named this "What Are Your Most Meaningful Lyrical Phrases?"
    But if look down at my sig. you'll see it.
  11. TheMadcapSyd

    TheMadcapSyd Titanic's captain, yo!

    "Strangers passing in the street by chance to seperate glances meet, and I am you and what I see is me" -Pink Floyd
  12. hippielaura

    hippielaura Member

    "...rose tints my world keeps me safe from my trouble and pain..."
    Colombia from RHPS
  13. prism

    prism :o

    Why don't you take a good look at yourself and describe what you see. ~LZ

    We have no choice but to carry on. ~CSNY

    I’m the gypsy, the Acid Queen. I’ll tear your soul apart. ~The Who

  14. jack_helltoy

    jack_helltoy Member

    "Sometimes I think love is just mythical" - Joni Mitchell

    "I saw a lion he was standing alone, with a tadpole in a jar" - LZ

    "Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream" - Beatles

    "Woke up this morning, with a wine glass in my hand.
    Whose wine, what wine, where the hell did I dine." - Frampton

    "The band is just fantastic, that is really what I think. oh by the way,
    Which one’s pink?" - PF

    "I was a free man in Paris, I felt unfettered and alive." - Joni Mitchell

    "So why should I feel sorry if they just couldn't understand
    The idiomatic logic that went on in my head
    I had a brain I was insane" - Joni Mitchell
  15. humandraydel

    humandraydel Member

    And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
    No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.
  16. "We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl year after year" - Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

    "You don't have to love me, let's just get high awhile" - Magic Man - Heart
  17. rhasta.penguin

    rhasta.penguin No more hippy...ugh

    "Everything that keeps us together is falling apart, i got this thing that i concider my only part in fucking people over."-Modest Mouse (third planet)

    "And one day we will die, and our ashes will fly, from the aeroplane over the sea." - Neutral Milk Hotel (In the aeroplane over the sea)
  18. puddin

    puddin Banned

    "My image spoke to me, yes to me and often said
    'You are the son of incestuous union'"
    Pixies~Nimrods Son
  19. "Father McKenzie, wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave, no one was saved." Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles

    "Fool, said I, you do not know, silence like a cancer grows." Sounds of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel
  20. headymoechick

    headymoechick I have no idea

    "strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand"

    "I am the walrus!"

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