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Old 22 May 2003, 08:44 PM   #1
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Favourite lines from songs

There's been some great poetry in popular music over the years, so what lines stick in your minds. don't forget to let us know where they come from. Here's one to start you off...

The brim of my hat hides the eye of a beast
I've the face of a sinner but the hands of a priest
Oh you'll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet
While there's a moon over bourbon street

Sting - Moon over Bourbon Street (from 'Dream of the blue turtles')

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Moon over bourbon street

edit: Link fixed

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Old 22 May 2003, 09:23 PM   #2
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Re: Favourite lines from songs

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Moon over Bourbon Street

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Old 22 May 2003, 09:26 PM   #3
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"The bright, blessed day and the dark, sacred night" (sometimes heard as the deep, sacred night).

from What a Wonderful World.

Probably my favourite lyric from a popular song.

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Old 22 May 2003, 09:39 PM   #4
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Old 22 May 2003, 10:02 PM   #5
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The sweet smell of a great sorrow ...

From Pink Floyd's 'Sorrow'.
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Old 22 May 2003, 10:23 PM   #6
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I always liked this Oscar wildism from the Smiths - The Queen is Dead:

I broke into the palace with a sponge and a rusty spanner,
She said "I know you and you cannot sing"
I said "You should hear me play piano!"



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Old 22 May 2003, 10:47 PM   #7
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Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
Plans that either come to naught or a half page of scribbled lines
(Pink Floyd, "Time").
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Old 22 May 2003, 10:48 PM   #8
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I always liked this Oscar wildism from the Smiths - The Queen is Dead:

I broke into the palace with a sponge and a rusty spanner,
She said "I know you and you cannot sing"
I said "You should hear me play piano!"



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"Life is very long, when you're lonely..."

(same song)
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Old 22 May 2003, 10:51 PM   #9
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My grip is surely slipping
I think I've lost my hold
Yes I think I've lost my hold
I cannot get insurance any more
They don't take credit, only gold
Is that a dagger or a crucifix I see
You hold so tightly in your hand
And all the while the distance grows between you and me
I do not understand

Peter Gabriel
"Blood of Eden"
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Old 22 May 2003, 11:07 PM   #10
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"Some are born to move the world
To live their fantasies
But most of us just dream about
The things we'd like to be
Sadder still to watch it die
Than never to have known it
For you, the blind who once could see
The bell tolls for thee..."



RUSH - "Losing It"
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Old 23 May 2003, 12:09 AM   #11
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"End of the day, factory whistle cries,
men walk through these gates with death in their eyes,
and you just better believe boys....
somebody's gonna get hurt tonight,
it's the work...the working...just the working life!"

Bruce Springsteen - Factory (from 'Darkness on the edge of town')

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Old 23 May 2003, 12:28 AM   #12
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Qui ti aspetterò
E ruberò i baci al tempo
Sogno
Un rumore il vento che mi sveglia
E sel già qua

This is where I will wait for you
Stealing imaginary kisses as time goes by
Dream
A noise, the wind awakes me
And you're already here.


Sogno Sung by Andrea Bocelli
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Old 23 May 2003, 12:46 AM   #13
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"You'll find it in the deepest friendship
The kind you cherish all your life
And when you know how much that means
You've found that special thing
You're flying without wings"


Flying Without Wings - Congratulations, Ruben Studdard!!
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Old 23 May 2003, 12:53 AM   #14
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Malc 44's lyrics from Sting reminds me of my fave Sting lyrics . . .

The very thought of you makes
My heart sing
Like an April breeze
On the wings of spring
And you appear in all your splendour
My one and only love

from "My One and Only Love" by Sting from the album Sting At The Movies which was used in the soundtrack of Leaving Las Vegas
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Old 23 May 2003, 01:44 AM   #15
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And in the end the love you take
Is equal to the love you make.

The Beatles ("The End", Abbey Road, 1969).
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