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What's Your Favorite Lyric?


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Just one line that hits you for whatever reason?

I'll start it out with a couple.

1. Against Me! - Fight every fight like you can win, an iron-fisted champion, an iron-willed fuck up!

2.Nirvana - Just because you're paranoid don't mean they're not after you.

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First one that comes to mind -

Kevin Devine - All Of Everything, Erased.

So i got off my knees
I faced the devil’s day
The sky was murder red
The streets were headstone gray
A flaming Ferris wheel
Spun where the sun used to be

I watched its buckets dip and dance
I saw a couple making love lock hands
They were pushing for abandon and the answers it could bring
90 million miles from the graveyard growing over everything

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God took a rib from Adam, ground it up in a centrifuge machine
Mixed it with cardamom and cloves, microwaved it on the popcorn setting
While Adam was like "that really hurts"
Going off into the tundra, so pissed at God
And he started lighting minor forest fires, stealing osprey eggs
Messing with the bees who were trying to pollinate the echinacea
Until God said, "Imma smite you with loneliness
And break your heart in two"
And Adam wept and wailed, tearing out his hair, falling on his knees
Looked to the sky and said
"Thank God"

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3 minutes ago, Scott. said:

Couldn’t give a fuck. Lyrics are for girls

No, they're for people who pay attention and have enough brain cells to rub together, nqat.

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Other ones:

My tea's gone cold, I'm wondering why I got out of bed at all
The morning rain clouds up my window, and I can't see at all
And even if I could it'll all be gray, but your picture on my wall
It reminds me that it's not so bad, it's not so bad

~

Something's gotta change
Sounds of laughter and happiness turn my teardrops to rain
Been bearing this burden for too many of my days
Looks like breezes of Autumn done finally blew my way
Like memories of yesterday

~

And you have not really stayed in touch
Well, I knew as much
It's no surprise that today
I get up around two with nothing to do, except get a touch of flu
And I might as well just grin and bear it
Because it's not worth the trouble of an argument
And in any case I'd rather wear it
It's like a bad head in the morning
And I know

~

And if I drown and don't come back
Who's gonna know? (Baby, then I'll know)
And if I crash and don't come back
Who's gonna know? (Baby, then I'll know)
And if I fall and don't come back
Who's gonna know? (Baby, then I'll know)
I'm wondering if I don't come back
Maybe then I'll know

~

I may not always love you
But long as there are stars above you
You never need to doubt it
I'll make you so sure about it
God only knows what I'd be without you
If you should ever leave me
Though life would still go on, believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So what good would livin' do me
God only knows what I'd be without you

~

But we stepped outside and I realize it’s been a while
Since I’ve seen those eyes
And it felt so nice to see you smile

~

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  • 1 month later...

So let's have it right
We all know the score
You've been up for three nights
You're stuck behind the door
Chewing off your jaw

But the fame they stoned you with
Your tiny shoulders soldiered it
And you made your fortune
But you're broke inside

How you gonna stand up there in front of the whole wide world
And you don't feel a thing no more

Oh, Amy
You won't be coming down tonight

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"I'm taking responsibility,
For everything I did,
'Cause nobody made me do that shit.
The hard part is coming to terms,
With everything I've seen,
And that ain't easy.

I'll wait for you to call and say,
Things were just as fucked as I remember,
But it wasn't up to us to change.
If someone could have listened,
Maybe we'd have crossed their minds,
And I could un-see everything and feel responsible for my own life.

The hard part is coming to terms,
With everything I've seen,
And that ain't easy.

And I guess that's fine,
Nobody took their lives,
Revenge is tasteless,
But an eye will always cost an eye.

I still feel so fucking lost,
When I hear Blink on the radio.
So fucking lost, so lost.
I still feel so fucking lost,
When I hear Blink on the radio.
So fucking lost, so lost.

The hard part is coming to terms,
With everything I've seen,
And that ain't easy."

 

Same band different song:

"Just a broken kid,
With daddy issues,
Who blames his broken home.
I never needed you,
I made it this far,
I was happy on my own.
I never asked for your help,
Thought I could handle this myself,
But you'd poisoned me to think,
That I was nothing without you.

You lied to me,
I took the blame.

Drinking soon became a part of me,
Just a kid who thought he threw his life away.
You moved out,
'Cause I had problems that you couldn't change,
And now you say I'm not the fucking same I used to be.
I don't need fixing.

When I don't fit,
In to the shape you molded,
You'll tell your friends,
My case is hopeless.
When I don't fit,
In to the shape you molded,
You'll tell your friends,
My case is hopeless.
When I don't fit,
In to the shape you molded,
You'll tell your friends,
My case is hopeless.

I never asked for your help."

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There are too many to choose from. 

Now what comes to mind is "If being afraid is a crime we stand side by side at the swingin' party down the line" from "Swinging Party" by the Replacements. And the last verse of "Bastards of Young" is fantastic too. I get chills. 

Anything by Dr. Frank basically, but I like the Mr. T Experience's "Perhaps":

Maybe the world has finally gone so it's taken all the pleasure out of being right
Even ordinary things are so far out of reach that they are almost out of sight
So why propose worst case scenarios?
They seem to find ways to come true

and the bridge to "Love Is Dead" from MTX as well

Emotional vertigo was never supposed to happen this time,
but if she ever were to go back to me there's nowhere I wouldn't climb.
Still out on this limb there's only me,
a damaged dim and lonely me,
stepping on my own toes while I rattle my chain of woes

And from his solo album there's always "Bitter Home and Gardens"

It's not the poisoned memories, the Lifetime Channel tragedies
It's not the sorrows that all these instill in me
It's not the heartless things you said
That keep running through my head
It's not the wishing I was dead
That's killing me

It's lying on the ground, and flying all around
All that happened here
Just evidence for arguments I lose agains the mirror

This is far beyond my abilities
I'm never sure and always slightly ill at ease

Bitter Homes might be my favorite lyric ever.

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