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Old 07-22-2006, 02:32 AM   #1
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Favorite single line...

What is your favorite single line ever?

I was listening to Grant Lee Buffalo tonight and this one line always knocks me to the ground, so I decided to make this thread.

My fave:

"Could you learn to read minds, and in the case of mine, do you read in the dark"

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Old 07-22-2006, 02:40 AM   #2
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It very well could be:

"And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make."

I don't know, that's a good one for today.
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Old 07-22-2006, 02:51 AM   #3
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This may be a tad longer than what you intend, but I don't really want to single out the last line as my favourite without context.

This song leaks out onto the pavement
It could be a joke, it could be a statement
The more that I fake it and pretend not to care
The more you can read into what isn't there

- Stop Swimming by Porcupine Tree

A bit shorter, I am also very fond of this line:

I don't pretend to know what you want, but I offer love
- Distant Sun by Crowded House
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Re: Favorite single line...

Quote:
Originally posted by BonoVoxSupastar

"Could you learn to read minds, and in the case of mine, do you read in the dark"

You just reminded me of how awesome GLB were (still love Grant Lee Phillips ) Amaaazing song-writer ..

I love in 'Fuzzy'

We hunger for a bit of faith/to replace the fear/
We water like a dead bouquet/ It does no good does it dear

and in 'Stars n'stripes' (one of my fave GLB songs )

I can hide in you
In your chesnut hair
I confide in you
Whisper in your ear
When the earth is ripe
All the worms wake up ...
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Morrissey is a veritable treasure chest when it comes to great lines
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"Can you still have any famous last words
if you're somebody nobody knows?"
Strawberry Wine - Ryan Adams
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Quote:
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"Can you still have any famous last words
if you're somebody nobody knows?"
Strawberry Wine - Ryan Adams
That whole song...wow......but I especially love that line.

This is a hard question. Two other Ryan Adams ones instantly popped into my mind, so I'll put those for now:

"And if you're making her smile, that's just as high as you can get" (Miss Sunflower)

"The sunset's just my light bulb burning out" (Oh My Sweet Carolina)
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Old 07-22-2006, 01:36 PM   #8
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"He's the one
Who likes all our pretty songs
And he likes to sing along
And he likes to shoot his gun
But he don't know what it means"
Nirvana, in bloom
(I dont know why i like it so much. I just do)
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This is one that has been stuck in my head for the last week...it just so sums up my belief in individualism and that trying to fit in with anything or anyone is a waste of time:

"If I can't be my own/I'd feel better dead"

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right now:

"took you two years to win my heart and two words to break it"

"Took you two years to win my heart" by Final Fantasy
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for me, for my own reasons:

"it's ok, don't need to say it..."

the last line on when the pawn...

i know - fiona apple.
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Quote:
Originally posted by Bonochick


"The sunset's just my light bulb burning out" (Oh My Sweet Carolina)
He has so many...

"And I'll hold you close in the back of my mind"

and then right after that another brilliant line:

"It feels so good, but damn it makes me hurt"


*runs to pick up guitar and play 'La Cienega Just Smiled'*
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ryan adams & bright eyes are 2 artists that have one amazing line after another, it's insaneeee


and I can never go wrong with Dylan , just about all his lines are drool worthy
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