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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:45 pm
  

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Ron wrote:
This seemed to be as good a place as any for this one. Was thinking about this a while ago and wondered what any of you folks might offer. What's your favorite line from a song? I guess it's kind of like a favorite quote type of question. If you have one - or more - to share do so (and mention the song title and artist if you can).

Here's two to start off.

"twitchin' like a finger on the trigger on a gun" - My Little Town/Paul Simon

"There ain't nothin' wrong with this country a few plastic explosives won't cure" - I Blew Up the Clinic Real Good/Steve Taylor


I like this: you can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant...


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:34 pm
  

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Luckily, I didn't hit the mountain.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:00 pm
  

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Goofus wrote:
Luckily, I didn't hit the mountain.



I rolled over the riff..... :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:48 am
  

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Not an Arlo lyric but I love these James Taylor lyrics:

Won't you look down on me, Jesus
You've got to help me make a stand
You've just got to see me through another day
My body's aching and my time is at hand
And I won't make it any other way


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:30 pm
  

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From Arlo:

Quote:
There's a guy with a ticket to Mexico
No, he couldn't look much stranger
Walking in the hall with his things and all
Smiling, said he was the Lone Ranger


My other favorite (very hard to pick, because I love the way his words flow) is from the James McMurtry song "Airline Agent" (written in 1998 and it could have just come out yesterday):

Quote:
Mr. airline agent won't you understand
I'm a frequent traveler and a
patient man
But I've been mistreated a time or two
I've stood about all I'm gonna stand from you
I got my ticket in my hand just like everybody else
I paid my money in advance so I could use a little help
You're making such a fuss
You're holding up the line
Just get me on the plane everything will be fine

(chorus)
I gotta go
You gotta get me to the show
Quit looking at my hair
Just get me in the air

I got a '52 tele hanging off my back
It fits really easy in the overhead rack
If I was a guy in a suit with a
kitchen sink
You'd a' let me right on
You wouldn't even a' blinked
But a guitar you say I gotta check it at the gate
Well that isn't gonna happen get your hand off the case
Get your hand off the case unless you wanta lose the arm
Get outa my face you won't come to any harm

(chorus)

Mr. airline agent is there something
I missed
I've never seen anything quite like this
I'm a frequent traveler and I've
been around
I've been roughed up and I've been shook down
I guess your supervisor knows about your nasty attitude
Giving me a hassle just for
something to do
To make you fee like a man
Well I've had about enough
And I'm going to go postal if you don't straighten up

(chorus)


Ok, I just couldn't help but post the whole song... LOL


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:14 am
  

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Neat lyrics there. :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:09 am
  

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSb5S1_B2YA

Thanks Dave!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:04 pm
  

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Donovan, from Epistle to Dippy: "Look on yonder misty mountain, see the young monk meditating rhododendron forests,..."

Gets me everytime. 'Course, there's no denying that Dylan has some great ones and I especially like the first lines of some of his mid-sixties stuff:

"Ain't it just like the night to play tricks when you're trying to be so quiet..." (Visions of Johanna)

"When you're lost in the rain in Juarez and it's Easter time, too,..." (Just like Tom Thumb's Blues)

One of my favorite Arlo songs to play and sing is Highway in the Wind:

Sail with me into the unknown void
That has no end
Swept along the open road
That don't seem to begin
Come with me a love me, Babe
I may be back again
Meantime I'll keep sailing down
This highway in the wind

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:18 am
  

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"The pianner played a slow funeral tune,
And the town was lit up by a cold Xmas moon,
The parents they cried, and the miners they moaned,
'See what your greed for money has done?' "


Woody


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:25 am
  

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I played my guitar through the night and through the day
Turn, turn, turn again
But the only tune that my guitar would play
Was Oh, how cruel is the wind and the rain ~ from "Percy's Song"


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